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Forum: Other topics 09-28-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,013
Posted By Zoomie
I have a Kindle and ordered the Fire today. My 3...

I have a Kindle and ordered the Fire today. My 3 year grandson will love to have me read to him the children's books, in color. I can play Angry Birds whenever and wherever, and watch movies on the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-19-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By Zoomie
Thank you for your thoughts, to all of you. ...

Thank you for your thoughts, to all of you.

The lesson to me is to never give up, no matter how bad it is. My near demise started with depression from the loss of a daughter. I would have never...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-18-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By Zoomie
Congestive Heart Failure

16 months ago I had to sleep at my dining room table sitting up as my lungs were so full of fluid I could not lay down and breathe. My daughter made me go to the emergency room (male thing). I was...
Forum: Other topics 05-14-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,180
Posted By Zoomie
Yes, Rambler, I did all of those. Cut salt,...

Yes, Rambler, I did all of those. Cut salt, increased exercise, no red meat, eat raw foods, but it seems the biggest thing I did was give up alcohol. I was a 1.75 litre of vodka per month and went...
Forum: Other topics 02-21-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,180
Posted By Zoomie
We have both a Vita-mix and a Blendtec, and the...

We have both a Vita-mix and a Blendtec, and the Blendtec is FAR superior. Every morning we make a green smoothie with raw greens (any kind, even dandelions), fresh fruit, raw seeds (sesame, hemp -...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 12-01-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,676
Posted By Zoomie
Looks like the price has a good 30% to the...

Looks like the price has a good 30% to the upside. The divi's, however, are a bit too light to catch my eye. Good buy.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 11-30-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,676
Posted By Zoomie
I like the pipeline MLP's that mostly gather and...

I like the pipeline MLP's that mostly gather and collect fees to transport energy, and then quarterly send out distributions to the investors. For the general partner to get bonus money they have to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-27-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,927
Posted By Zoomie
Plenty of dealers out there that pay cash for...

Plenty of dealers out there that pay cash for bullion. ?? On larger quantities you can deliver directly to a smelter, for cash, if previously arranged. Hundred dollar bills still work in the grocery...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-26-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,927
Posted By Zoomie
"worst performing assets classes"? I bought all...

"worst performing assets classes"? I bought all my gold and silver in the late '90s and it has quadrupled since then. My Platinum went up 10 times and I sold it (to Tulving.com), and then it fell by...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-18-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,766
Posted By Zoomie
At the risk of sounding like a jerk, I give my...

At the risk of sounding like a jerk, I give my daughters whatever they ask for. It is harder being young these days than it was for my generation (boomer). I think I am lucky in that they only ask...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-20-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,213
Posted By Zoomie
"Why is she choosing a school out of the US? If...

"Why is she choosing a school out of the US? If she needs with college expenses she could attend a community college in her home state, then transfer to a 4-year institution." A chum of mine, yes, a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-20-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,322
Posted By Zoomie
Valid question there. I read it with an open...

Valid question there. I read it with an open mind, based upon my 20+ years of experience dealing with health insurance companies as a small business owner, the information in the article made sense...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-20-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,322
Posted By Zoomie
No one buys me or my opinions. Save your teabag...

No one buys me or my opinions. Save your teabag for another harbor.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-19-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,322
Posted By Zoomie
The AARP newsletter gave me a clear explanation...

The AARP newsletter gave me a clear explanation of the healthcare debate without the spin and distortions that are out there. That plus the 10% discount I get from hotels gets me to keep my dues...
Forum: Other topics 10-14-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,960
Posted By Zoomie
I was a 19 year old very naive AF cadet on my...

I was a 19 year old very naive AF cadet on my first day of summer duty in the backseat of an F-4 at Homestead AFB and got picked up at the Officer's Club by a 40 year old Captain (nurse). Best summer...
Forum: Other topics 10-14-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By Zoomie
Yes, I hired a comedian to entertain at my...

Yes, I hired a comedian to entertain at my company's Xmas party at a restaurant. He had been on that tv show "last comic standing" or something like that. I don't watch tv. We agreed on a price; he...
Forum: Other topics 08-30-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,907
Posted By Zoomie
On fowl, stab it with your probe, ignore the...

On fowl, stab it with your probe, ignore the temp, and watch the juice that comes out. When it no longer has a pink glow to the juice, it is done. On beef, the instant you get one drop of blood on...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-30-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,108
Posted By Zoomie
Monthly: 1.75 litre Absolut ($30+), 1 litre...

Monthly: 1.75 litre Absolut ($30+), 1 litre Kahlua ($30), 12 bottles Guinness Extra Stout ($20), plus 2 cases Miller Lite for my daughters and their friends ($40). $120. I rarely drink out, and eat...
Forum: Other topics 08-28-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,383
Posted By Zoomie
I have a little Toshiba NB205-213. Got it from...

I have a little Toshiba NB205-213. Got it from Amazon, free shipping, no tax. $399. Added 1 gig of ram for $25, plus a bluetooth mouse (wireless) and bluetooth headset for music (wireless). Really...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-10-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,107
Posted By Zoomie
I've always owned a pool and am in it EVERY...

I've always owned a pool and am in it EVERY morning and night. My daughters and friends occassionally use it in the daytime. I have a sauna and hot tub in a screened house next to the pool and those...
Forum: Other topics 08-07-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,818
Posted By Zoomie
I rode the 450 miles from where I live to Paducah...

I rode the 450 miles from where I live to Paducah in 5.5 hours, which included a stop for gas and food. I ride a big BMW. There was no traffic at all. On cruise control at 110.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-28-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Zoomie
Yes, the process was invented in the 30's and it...

Yes, the process was invented in the 30's and it still works. It is owned by this small company and licensed around the world. I'm not sure they need to be new or unique like companies in the dot com...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-27-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Zoomie
Up 18.7% today on 5 times normal volume. Somebody...

Up 18.7% today on 5 times normal volume. Somebody on this board has some deep pockets. Wow!
Forum: Other topics 07-27-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,364
Posted By Zoomie
""Hyundai "has a long warranty but poor resale...

""Hyundai "has a long warranty but poor resale affects value". No clue as to why the poor resale."" -- probably because they were poorly built until the last 4-5 years. It takes a long time for a...
Forum: Other topics 07-26-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,364
Posted By Zoomie
From memory, I believe the Sonata sticker said...

From memory, I believe the Sonata sticker said 60% of parts made in Korea, 40% in USA and assembled in Alabama.
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