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Old 05-31-2009, 04:15 AM   #1621
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In my last presentation to the CEO of megacorp, I had the presentation in the HDD, memory stick and I emailed myself both to my business and personal address. Don't trust myself no more, time to bail out.
Maybe its time...when you need a belt, suspenders, rope, and duct tape...

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Old 05-31-2009, 06:27 AM   #1622
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Yesterday mowed my grass and helped a neighbor cut down 2 trees. Damn it was hot. Sore as heck right now. Wish it was time for Wed weigh ins, I would be closer to my goal.
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The speech was better because I had to rethink it. It was a hit!!!!
Thanks for the good wishes, everyone!

Now off for a well deserved minivacation!!!
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Congrats for saving yourself at the last minute.

Is there a videotape to put on youtube?

About belt, suspenders, rope, and duct tape, airliners have for some time flown on triplex or even quadruplex redundant flight control systems. We would have a lot more crashes if that weren't the case.

It would be nice for an ER to have such redundant income sources. I can think such a system: pension, SS, 401k, and IRA. However, each by itself must be able to provide the income one needs, eg. 4% SWR.

Oops, there is a gotcha. There is a thing called a common-mode failure, I think, that is sometimes overlooked by the aircraft designers. Many crashes happen because one failure of the above type can take out multiple systems, rendering the redundant systems simultaneously useless. I wonder what that could be for economic systems? Nah, perish the thought.
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Spent today wondering if I'll wake up tomorrow. Or if I'll want to, apparently my 7th decade starts then.

I suppose, the upside is that my portfolio doesn't have to last as long as an 25 year old retiree's does.
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Spent today wondering if I'll wake up tomorrow. Or if I'll want to, apparently my 7th decade starts then.

I suppose, the upside is that my portfolio doesn't have to last as long as an 25 year old retiree's does.
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Goodness, yes! Life is great at 60. With any luck I'll get to experience more of life at 60 but just for the next 8 days.

I'll let you know about life at 61 next year.
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Spent today wondering if I'll wake up tomorrow. Or if I'll want to, apparently my 7th decade starts then.

I suppose, the upside is that my portfolio doesn't have to last as long as an 25 year old retiree's does.
Not only would I wake up , I'd increase my yearly withdrawal to 4.5% maybe even 5% !
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My dance card is full today...I need to (a) mow the back lawn, (b) vacuum the upstairs, and (c) put a 2nd coat on a small painting project.
This is a fine day to remember the slogan from one of my send-off party cards...
Retiree's motto: "I don't want to and I don't have to."

I think at least 2 hours of deciding on (a), (b), or (c) is in order.
I always did like multiple choice exams.
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I think at least 2 hours of deciding on (a), (b), or (c) is in order.
I always did like multiple choice exams.
Don't do anything today that you can put off 'till tomorrow.
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Ah, too late. Choice (b) vacuum won. The dog hair tumbleweeds were annoying me.
Plus I wanted to log 1 complete early in the day, then spend 2 hours deciding on (a) or (c).
Grass is still very wet, so I think I know what will be on deck next.
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I'm working at the p.d. this morning. There is a lady that has been here for about 30 minutes...she talks non-stop. Where's my gun?
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I'm working at the p.d. this morning. There is a lady that has been here for about 30 minutes...she talks non-stop. Where's my gun?
Is she still there in front of you?
If so, have one of your officers page you with "bbbamI, please report immediately for your poison ivy medicine"
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Is she still there in front of you?
Yes.....god help me.....
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Yes.....god help me.....
I amended my post...poison ivy is better. Less chance of a panic.
Or just start scratching all over and let her ask what's wrong.
An answer of poison ivy or fleas should do the trick.
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Oh, she was a prisoner2b ?
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