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Forum: Other topics 02-20-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,341
Posted By gandalf42
Three "double" occurances: 1) We saw my...

Three "double" occurances:

1) We saw my wife's sister that morning and agreed to meet her at the fair. We ran into her double at the fair first. My wife kept calling her name without response and...
Forum: Travel Information 02-07-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,663
Posted By gandalf42
This really annoys me. Some version of psuedo...

This really annoys me. Some version of psuedo security. I presume they are checking everyone's shoes due to the goofball that tried to have a bomb in his shoes and (unsuccessfully) detonate it.
...
Forum: Other topics 01-22-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,766
Posted By gandalf42
Never been able to hug a squirrel. They'll...

Never been able to hug a squirrel. They'll occasionally accept a peanut from me but that's about it.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-18-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,296
Posted By gandalf42
After a 22 year career at Megacorp, they moved...

After a 22 year career at Megacorp, they moved all of the division's work to asia and laid everyone off. I took a job with a very small company and everything was fine until a management change...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-17-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,420
Posted By gandalf42
It can cause a ripple effect. There was a local...

It can cause a ripple effect. There was a local news story of a lady that had her limit lowered by a credit card. (No payment issues, the change was initiated by the company) This dropped her credit...
Forum: Other topics 12-08-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By gandalf42
RATIONAL MARKET -- An oxymoron HEDGE FUND...

RATIONAL MARKET -- An oxymoron

HEDGE FUND MANAGER --A professional you pay to lose your money when you can't do it fast enough on your own
Forum: Other topics 12-08-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,078
Posted By gandalf42
Well. since you asked for honest feedback, I...

Well. since you asked for honest feedback, I would never want to deal with anyone in the funeral business who had off the charts anger management issues indicated by calling everyone in a community...
Forum: Other topics 12-08-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,078
Posted By gandalf42
Creamation: preferred burial for dairy workers?

Creamation: preferred burial for dairy workers?
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-08-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,270
Posted By gandalf42
Great link! I sent it to my son in college who's...

Great link! I sent it to my son in college who's facing paper and project deadlines this week and finals next week. I have told him to keep repeating to himself "Just two more weeks! Just two more...
Forum: Other topics 11-30-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By gandalf42
Guess it explains why there aren't surviving...

Guess it explains why there aren't surviving blond, blue eyed causian hippies of ancient descent in China today...too stoned to defend themselves and too stoned to care. :)
Forum: Other topics 11-30-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,973
Posted By gandalf42
Comment: "You're too young to be retired." ...

Comment: "You're too young to be retired."

Answer: "Hmm, they never told me there was an age requirement."
Forum: Active Investing, Market Strategies & Alternative Assets 11-21-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 62,704
Posted By gandalf42
Tough situation and tough questions. I...

Tough situation and tough questions.

I was/am very heavy in USB. Sold half at $36 which was good. Used it to buy GE and Pfizer which wasn't so good.

So I'm going through the shouldas as...
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,697
Posted By gandalf42
At a global warming convention Al Gore will teach...

At a global warming convention Al Gore will teach Obama the Macarena, causing Obama's popularity polling to drop 20 points

As umemployment passes 10%, John McCain will announce that the economy...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,316
Posted By gandalf42
If I had lost a 10th through gambling of what I...

If I had lost a 10th through gambling of what I am down in the market, I would consider myself a gambling addict and find a clinic to check myself into.

yet this is considered "investing" and so...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-14-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,004
Posted By gandalf42
Bad news for you, cause when there's a turn...

Bad news for you, cause when there's a turn around, you'll still just be looking at the bottom!
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-12-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,965
Posted By gandalf42
These are companies that have been run into the...

These are companies that have been run into the ground by poor management and agressive, short-sighted unions. A bailout should require clear plans for the future and, I believe, de-unionization with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-27-2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,255
Posted By gandalf42
I can agree with that! :o

I can agree with that! :o
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-24-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,322
Posted By gandalf42
Quicken and Excel. Quicken for the big picture on...

Quicken and Excel. Quicken for the big picture on net worth tracking and daily budgeting. Excel for tracking dividend income and big expenditure savings..taxes, son's college, house repairs, etc. The...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-24-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,673
Posted By gandalf42
I was thinking this was a nice headline to wake...

I was thinking this was a nice headline to wake to. May be a good day to go on a hike.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-22-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,418
Posted By gandalf42
Did she have RLS as bad before the transplant as...

Did she have RLS as bad before the transplant as well? I am very happy that mine went away post-transplant.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-22-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,418
Posted By gandalf42
I had RLS as a symptom of advanced kidney...

I had RLS as a symptom of advanced kidney disease. It was always in the evening time. A very unpleasant sensation.

It has completely gone away after the kidney transplant (no, that's not a...
Forum: Other topics 10-16-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,765
Posted By gandalf42
2.84 on my first try

2.84 on my first try
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-08-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,434
Posted By gandalf42
Congrats on the one year point! I am approaching...

Congrats on the one year point! I am approaching 2 1/2 years on my kidney transplant. The one year anniversary was a big celebration point! (and I plan to keep celebrating each year to come!)
...
Forum: Other topics 06-21-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By gandalf42
I use my own computer (laptop) with internet...

I use my own computer (laptop) with internet access via a Verizon aircard (will not use wifi for secure transactions) and have almost all of my financial stuff with Etrade set up with a security key...
Forum: Other topics 06-03-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By gandalf42
Being a chocoholic I'd go for the kisses in...

Being a chocoholic I'd go for the kisses in scenario 1 and parcel them out over time. In scenario 2, I'd take as many of the freebies as possible, set some aside for future consumption, then go sell...
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