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Forum: Other topics 11-04-2011, 07:11 PM
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Posted By GregLee
That's right. (One might also wonder why it...

That's right. (One might also wonder why it works this way.) By the way, Wikipedia has an entry for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloppy_identity.
Forum: Other topics 11-04-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By GregLee
From another thread: There is a...

From another thread:





There is a generalization of this "sloppy identity" between anaphoric expression (here "do so", meaning "donate her body to the local medical school") and antecedent...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-04-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,466
Posted By GregLee
The interpretation of "did so" raises an...

The interpretation of "did so" raises an interesting grammatical issue, which (as I understand it) I am precluded from commenting on here.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-04-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,777
Posted By GregLee
Yes, that's what I said. That's why the...

Yes, that's what I said. That's why the universal principle "there is a limit to what any human can do for another" is wrong. It's just not true.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-04-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,777
Posted By GregLee
Which word did I take too literally? "Any"? ...

Which word did I take too literally? "Any"? "Human"? What is the general way of understanding his message that I missed?
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-04-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,509
Posted By GregLee
I didn't express what I meant very clearly. I...

I didn't express what I meant very clearly. I didn't mean that individuals can't do better than mutual funds on costs (by trading less), but rather I meant that mutual funds can trade a given share...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-04-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,777
Posted By GregLee
I imagine that my own capacity for this is...

I imagine that my own capacity for this is probably limited. But recognizing that we may run up against our personal limits is a far cry from what you proposed, which was "there is a limit to what...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-04-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,038
Posted By GregLee
That makes sense to me.

That makes sense to me.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-04-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,628
Posted By GregLee
That sounds like fun, except maybe the lightning...

That sounds like fun, except maybe the lightning part.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-04-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,777
Posted By GregLee
I question whether that is true.

I question whether that is true.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-04-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,509
Posted By GregLee
I have read that mutual funds pay less for...

I have read that mutual funds pay less for trading costs than individual investors do. I think that deserves mention when comparing pros and cons of owning stocks directly. (If it was mentioned...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-04-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,777
Posted By GregLee
But that course was open to you, too, wasn't it? ...

But that course was open to you, too, wasn't it? Do you envy those other people for having made more fortunate choices than you did? If you don't, you have nothing to complain of. If you do envy...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-03-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,464
Posted By GregLee
https://images.travelpod.com/users/flolafol/1.12527...

https://images.travelpod.com/users/flolafol/1.1252750174.traditional-dance-in-zomba.jpg

Traditional dance in Zomba, Cape Maclear, Malawi...
Forum: Other topics 11-03-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,409
Posted By GregLee
Paranoia runs strong here. (I'm rather paranoid,...

Paranoia runs strong here. (I'm rather paranoid, myself -- I wouldn't trust a banker.)
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-03-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,777
Posted By GregLee
The other side of this is that you may be able to...

The other side of this is that you may be able to do better than you thought, or your children may. My mother cared for her father-in-law for several years at the end of his life, and when her turn...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-03-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,464
Posted By GregLee
Your program sounds great, and I think everyone...

Your program sounds great, and I think everyone does need to do it.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-03-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,628
Posted By GregLee
Probably holding gold would have been better than...

Probably holding gold would have been better than the gold stock mutual fund I used for an IRA back in the mid 70s, but that IRA has done really, really poorly. After all these years, it's only...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-03-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,892
Posted By GregLee
Zenni just sent me email that orders >$50 are...

Zenni just sent me email that orders >$50 are being shipped for free.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-03-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,323
Posted By GregLee
Good for the Greeks, and good for me. I'm...

Good for the Greeks, and good for me. I'm congratulating myself for investing all my cash on Tuesday afternoon.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-03-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,377
Posted By GregLee
If online communities sometimes encourage people...

If online communities sometimes encourage people to make risky financial decisions, that may be a good thing. The article seems to take "risk" in the popular sense of "downside risk", but some...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-03-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,783
Posted By GregLee
I think it is a win-win. It might be real money...

I think it is a win-win. It might be real money to a few employees near retirement if it applied to them, but the proposed bill affected only new hires.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-02-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,464
Posted By GregLee
I don't make it a matter of motivation. If I...

I don't make it a matter of motivation. If I did, I couldn't keep it up, because I'm not good at motivational stuff. Every morning, I do it without wanting to or asking myself why do it. To be is...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-02-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By GregLee
I hope that's right, and thank you for the...

I hope that's right, and thank you for the clarification. (I still think the referenced article is not clear.)
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-02-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,777
Posted By GregLee
If I knew that buying an affordable LTC policy...

If I knew that buying an affordable LTC policy would keep me from winding up in that scary scary place, I'd buy it in a second. But there are a lot of problems here. For instance, how do I know...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-02-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,783
Posted By GregLee
As I understand it, the state's current plan is...

As I understand it, the state's current plan is to increase taxes/fees/employee contributions over 30 years to achieve full funding of the pension fund, probably assuming 7.75% earnings on the...
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