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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,028
Posted By Beststash
We will never pay off our national debt and it is...

We will never pay off our national debt and it is not necessary as long as we can keep the debt/GDP ratio at a reasonable level. According to the World Bank <77% of GDP. As of 2/20 it was...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-23-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,230
Posted By Beststash
Agree!

Agree!
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-23-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,590
Posted By Beststash
I think access to capital is important but by...

I think access to capital is important but by loans not grants. A good example of why we shouldn't bail out business is the Cruise industry. Most cruise ships are foreign flagged in order to avoid US...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-23-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 10,400
Posted By Beststash
+1

+1
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-22-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,442
Posted By Beststash
I would say that there is real inflation...

I would say that there is real inflation happening but we have just re-defined "inflation" to be limited to the prices of goods and services, while asset price inflation is excluded. If inflation is...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-22-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,442
Posted By Beststash
I do think we need a stimulus but.....

I have actually seen everything from 2-4 trillion. A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money.

I would prefer that we extend unemployment benefits for those...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-22-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,442
Posted By Beststash
Just pushing the debt forward to younger...

Just pushing the debt forward to younger Americans and future generations. Future generations would likely have lower incomes than their parents and see less economic opportunity throughout their...
Forum: Other topics 03-17-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By Beststash
I have just officially divorced myself from the...

I have just officially divorced myself from the Houston Texans. After being a die-hard Oilers/Texans fan for decades I have had enough. The DeAndre Hopkins trade was the last straw. For several years...
Forum: Other topics 01-12-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 23,475
Posted By Beststash
I think they need to fire O'Brien and try to get...

I think they need to fire O'Brien and try to get Lincoln Riley from Okla. They should have gotten rid of him last year. Also to me Watson runs around like a "chicken with his head chopped off" - sure...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-08-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,600
Posted By Beststash
I am surprised myself - former employer reneged...

I am surprised myself - former employer reneged on healthcare promise for pre-65 retirees and had to go to Texas High Risk Pool with similar expense (pre-existing condition was glaucoma for both DW...
Forum: Other topics 01-04-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 23,475
Posted By Beststash
Yeah Texans!! Exciting second half - terrible...

Yeah Texans!! Exciting second half - terrible first half!!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-18-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,304
Posted By Beststash
I had one in Austin last year and I swear they...

I had one in Austin last year and I swear they played Pink Floyd's "Welcome to the Machine" - I thought it was very cool!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qEsTCTuajE
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-06-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,535
Posted By Beststash
A) Tired of being forced to put politics over...

A) Tired of being forced to put politics over colleagues interests.
B) Tired of traveling so much and talking BS.
C) I had been promoted to a level that was basically unnecessary and meaningless...
Forum: Travel Information 12-02-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,983
Posted By Beststash
I think the Davis Mountains’ scenic drive, a...

I think the Davis Mountains’ scenic drive, a 75-mile loop around the beautiful, high desert mountain country near Ft. Davis, Tx is one of the best on a clear day. If your a hiker the hike to "Old...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-21-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,788
Posted By Beststash
I left at 52 in 2003 making my highest salary...

I left at 52 in 2003 making my highest salary ever. I will admit that the question has entered my mind in the last 16 years. However, after being diagnosed with 2 kinds of cancer in the last couple...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 11-12-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,637
Posted By Beststash
As someone that Fire'd at 52 (2003) with the...

As someone that Fire'd at 52 (2003) with the understanding that my former employer would provide medical insurance pre-Medicare and then reneged, I would have loved to have had access to Medicare....
Forum: Other topics 10-30-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 11,457
Posted By Beststash
It's not over till the fat lady sings......Go...

It's not over till the fat lady sings......Go Astros!!


Update----she just sang. The Nats had a great game and series. Weird series - road team won every game.
Forum: Other topics 10-30-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 11,457
Posted By Beststash
Go Astros!!

It looks like it was interference to me. I think the Nats are an amazing team but be prepared tonight for the ASTROS to TAKE IT BACK!! Go Astros!!!
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Forum: Other topics 10-28-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By Beststash
If it were in Texas you would probably have a...

If it were in Texas you would probably have a SWAT team respond with guns drawn and looking like the military. Probably 4-5 backup vehicles and that is where the problems would have a potential to...
Forum: Other topics 10-25-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,000
Posted By Beststash
I have been a frustrated voter in Texas since the...

I have been a frustrated voter in Texas since the 90's but I refuse to give up. Texas is an example where changing demographics are affecting the political climate and we are becoming more of a...
Forum: Other topics 10-25-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,000
Posted By Beststash
+1

+1
Forum: Other topics 10-25-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,000
Posted By Beststash
I think the Voting Rights Act of 1965 put that...

I think the Voting Rights Act of 1965 put that idea to rest already. It's called voter suppression.
Forum: Other topics 10-25-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,000
Posted By Beststash
My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-24-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By Beststash
My Penfed card was compromised about a year ago...

My Penfed card was compromised about a year ago with a purchase of $2000+ from Washington State (I live in Texas). No idea how but the fraud team said that the transaction only required a zip code...
Forum: Other topics 10-23-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 11,457
Posted By Beststash
Arrrrrgh, not looking good for the Home team. Go...

Arrrrrgh, not looking good for the Home team. Go Astros!
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