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Forum: Health and Early Retirement Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,873
Posted By John Galt III
My GP is on statins and wants me to be also. But...

My GP is on statins and wants me to be also. But he agrees that good cholesterol numbers only increase the likelihood that you will be trouble-free in the heart department. He also agrees that many...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-26-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,999
Posted By John Galt III
Fidelity reminds me every so often that they want...

Fidelity reminds me every so often that they want my email address. So far I have not given them one, since it seems like one more point of vulnerability for hackers to exploit.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-25-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,637
Posted By John Galt III
CSPAN, PBS, and a couple other channels that...

CSPAN, PBS, and a couple other channels that don't have commercials. Some great stuff there, and no commercials! :clap:
Forum: Other topics 09-25-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for all the replies! Brings back the...

Thanks for all the replies! Brings back the memories, does it not? May take a couple of these manuals down to recycling today and turn them into Fedex boxes. :)
Forum: Other topics 09-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By John Galt III
Old IT Technical Manuals. Recycle or try to sell / give away?

I have about 150 pounds of 1980's and 1990's computer programming manuals cluttering up the place. Subjects are mostly mainframe stuff like PL/ 1 , COBOL, CICS, DB2, JCL, IBM OS360/370...
Forum: Other topics 09-22-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By John Galt III
The insane pork prices came down here finally....

The insane pork prices came down here finally. Pork loin on sale for $1.88 a pound. !!
Forum: Other topics 09-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 13,827
Posted By John Galt III
News articles the have a name of a city in the...

News articles the have a name of a city in the dateline at very beginning, but NOT THE STATE !! For example, the article has "Smithville" as the first word in the dateline, and no state. The...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-18-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 19,987
Posted By John Galt III
Texas Prouud, Was that the external fan or...

Texas Prouud, Was that the external fan or internal? Labor included? I'd be interested to know how it works out. JG3
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-18-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,254
Posted By John Galt III
I know. I couldn't believe how much sodium I was ...

I know. I couldn't believe how much sodium I was ingesting daily, after reading the label on the baking soda container. Who knew? Plain old baking soda!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-17-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,254
Posted By John Galt III
I was dissolving a couple tablespoons of baking...

I was dissolving a couple tablespoons of baking soda in water every day, and drinking it to combat stomach acid. Went for a blood pressure test and it was 155 / 98 !! Much higher than usual. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-15-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,519
Posted By John Galt III
And of course, the venerable ...

And of course, the venerable "Slacker".
Forum: Other topics 09-15-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,600
Posted By John Galt III
Watched some of the BB marathon on cable AMC last...

Watched some of the BB marathon on cable AMC last night. It was good as usual, but I got "saturated" with the scrunginess, after 2 hours and stopped watching. Plus WAY too many commercials, as...
Forum: Other topics 09-14-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By John Galt III
+1. Golf tournaments on channels like CBS or ABC...

+1. Golf tournaments on channels like CBS or ABC are doing this now. You conscientiously mute all the real commercials, try to do something productive, like crack open a beer while the commercial...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-14-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,164
Posted By John Galt III
$24 per month for one person. Subsidized Silver...

$24 per month for one person. Subsidized Silver plan. :hide:
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-14-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,164
Posted By John Galt III
BellBarbara, Why was Medicaid so awful? I...

BellBarbara,

Why was Medicaid so awful? I currently have a subsidized Silver plan, but was thinking about switching to Medicaid, in Pa.

Thanks
Forum: Other topics 09-13-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,600
Posted By John Galt III
How soon we forget! Fargo the miniseries was...

How soon we forget! Fargo the miniseries was great, IMO. I hear they are planning a season 2 in 2015. Regarding BB, I want to get the dvd of season 1 from the lib (if it ever is available) so I...
Forum: Other topics 09-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 13,827
Posted By John Galt III
Some TV weatherpeople can be annoying. Their...

Some TV weatherpeople can be annoying. Their directors seem to be telling them to throw their arms around needlessly and make rapid lunges around the stage, and have a look of panic on their faces.
Forum: Other topics 09-10-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 13,827
Posted By John Galt III
Restaurants that don't have beer prices on the...

Restaurants that don't have beer prices on the menu. :frown: And the waitress never knows the prices either, and has to go ask the bartender. :facepalm:

On a positive note, these same...
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 09-10-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,595
Posted By John Galt III
Anybody remember about a month ago the talking...

Anybody remember about a month ago the talking heads were warning that "Main Street" investors were finally starting to re-enter the market, and that that was sign that a correction was imminent?
Forum: Other topics 09-09-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,138
Posted By John Galt III
Apparently the new GE appliances are cheap crap...

Apparently the new GE appliances are cheap crap to be avoided. :frown: I don't know if any other brand is any better, however.

But the good news is that if you have an old GE appliance, just hang...
Forum: Other topics 09-08-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 97,696
Posted By John Galt III
The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse. This is...

The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse. This is supposed to be one of his best books. I liked Siddhartha and Demian but this is not like those books. This is so slow I can't believe it. And dry. Half...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-05-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,543
Posted By John Galt III
The worst boss is the sadistic powertripping...

The worst boss is the sadistic powertripping nutcase who lives to harrass people. His motivation is not advancement, but to simply have power over people to make their lives miserable while...
Forum: Other topics 09-02-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 13,827
Posted By John Galt III
:sick: I'm seeing this more and more in news...

:sick: I'm seeing this more and more in news articles : using the awkward and weird (but new!) "reach out" instead of the much preferable "contacted" or "asked". Example : this reporter reached...
Forum: Other topics 08-31-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By John Galt III
As a long time caffeinated coffee drinker, I'm...

As a long time caffeinated coffee drinker, I'm locked in at one to three 8 ounce mugs per day. Almost no noticeable "boost" from it (like there was years ago) but it does something for me...
Forum: Other topics 08-31-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 933
Posted By John Galt III
Played trumpet in jr hi and hi school band....

Played trumpet in jr hi and hi school band. Practiced a lot, and got to be half-decent. Admire and appreciate listening to anyone who has mastery over an instrument, be it trumpet, cello, guitar,...
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