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  1. This should be a great buying time for retirement...

    This should be a great buying time for retirement accounts. with no deal at Doha there is a structural glut in oil and the SWFs (rainy day funds) of the oil exporters will keep going down. The Luxury...
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    Most of the people I served with, my duty...

    Most of the people I served with, my duty stations were CIC and the bridge, joined the navy:

    Because the technical training in electronics was better than in the other services excluding the USCG...
  3. Go to your local library of record and see if...

    Go to your local library of record and see if they have copies of the 1964 and especially the 1997 Surgeon's Reports. The online versions became either much harder to find or were redacted this year.
  4. Interesting Stat About the Nest President

    Of seven presidents whose first year in office ended in 7 two won reelection:

    Madison the father of our constitution.

    McKinley who pulled off the trifecta of winning a short, victorious and...
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    Thanks everybody and liked your posts. (one of...

    Thanks everybody and liked your posts. (one of the things that annoys me about 10 is it doesn't accept clicks for posts.)
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    Linix and its clones seem to be the winner. My...

    Linix and its clones seem to be the winner. My biggest problem with Windows 10 is that it is designed to be the final version, Which leads to the following problems:

    This will make it even easier...
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    Need Advice on Operating Systems

    Windows 10 is not for me. So, what I want to know are the pluses and minuses of the different OS options I can get in a rebuilt PC from the Dell store in Jacksonville. (What I want to know mostly is...
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    Another possibly stupid question I realize that...

    Another possibly stupid question I realize that gun cotton will melt a lead slug but wrought iron rifled gilding was cheap to make so why couldn't it be used in battle?
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    It depends on what you are doing. If you work in...

    It depends on what you are doing. If you work in a shipyard where you can literally fry eggs on the decks substituting baking soda for baking powder is delicious, I don't recommend it otherwise.
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    Pretty much. I generally have to tell Gail the...

    Pretty much. I generally have to tell Gail the quality is great but the quantity is excessive.
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    Unless there is an agreement at Doha this weekend...

    Unless there is an agreement at Doha this weekend that is reached with all major oil producers and it actually works the world economy is going to turn real ugly. Only idiots and fools are running...
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    Partly right it depends on who the Rs decide on...

    Partly right it depends on who the Rs decide on as a stand in to save the Senate, Nikki Haley for example could minimize the bleeding while sending a strong message.
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    Only the winning party.

    Only the winning party.
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    Cheese omelet but given that I am the oldest...

    Cheese omelet but given that I am the oldest regular poster on the board I don't experience this problem.
  16. Kennedy-Golswater bill How bad an idea

    Back in the 80s congress adopted at the request of the army the command structure that led Germany to victory in both World Wars and later the USSR's victory in the Cold War. I was wondering how that...
  17. This may violate the code of manliness but I find...

    This may violate the code of manliness but I find that normally the women who want to show off what they got outside of working in a strip bar I usually prefer they were dressed far more...
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    Tax Driven Housing Crash?

    At current interest rates and tax deduction rates it no longer makes economic sense to buy rather than rent shelter. This is part of the worldwide criticism of Fed Chair Yellin and it is based on...
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    How many people brought up the arguments against...

    How many people brought up the arguments against elite units when they saw that conclusion?

    Background for others reading:

    Elite units take the potential leaders of regular units and then both...
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    Citizens United is a meme to cover up the votes...

    Citizens United is a meme to cover up the votes delivered by the organized crime branch (bosses) of the Democratic Party.
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    Scott's talking about special operators mostly...

    Scott's talking about special operators mostly which is effective currently but hypervelocity missiles and portable FAE (barometric) weapons will shift effectiveness in another direction in the not...
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    Likewise with Gail's retirement from Mayo....

    Likewise with Gail's retirement from Mayo. Because of Gail I am put very high on the priority list and this past week I had to explain to my primary why she had an appointment with me. ACA requires...
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    I think you may have seen badly presented data on...

    I think you may have seen badly presented data on how US medical expenses differ from those of other countries. The US leads the world in its addiction to surgical procedures and invasive...
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    ACA and UHC (United Health Care)

    Rates keep getting higher, the number of carriers per exchange keeps declining and the ability to get effective care through Medicare/Medicaid is also declining. The unions who are the backbone of...
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    Peabody Bankruprcy

    I was unsure whether this was a mostly economic or political story. Short form Obama and the Ds have again set themselves up to take the blame for job losses that were caused by other nations.
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    The most amazing case of PTS that I'm aware was...

    The most amazing case of PTS that I'm aware was Rogers of Rogers' Rangers missing a conviction for cannibalizing enemy civilians because the location of the crime and therefore the jurisdiction could...
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    Scott you are wrong in detail about a lot of...

    Scott you are wrong in detail about a lot of things.

    PTS diagnosis and semi-effective treatment goes back to at least the Napoleonic Wars.

    The peak of US PTS cases was after either the seven...
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    I dropped in because I know the Enfield replaced...

    I dropped in because I know the Enfield replaced the Martini and the drink was named after the gun but not much else about the weapon except it was one of the first repeaters fielded.

    What caused...
  29. Twenty years ago yelling out that the ladies can...

    Twenty years ago yelling out that the ladies can is full and Cindy needs to go might cause laughter and grumbling but nothing worse. And daddy would enforce it.
  30. Human smuggling of undocumented workers could...

    Human smuggling of undocumented workers could have been triggered by her not calling the police about possible illegals outside the cordon that was trying to be established and since the...
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    The media mindset is based on a market that...

    The media mindset is based on a market that doesn't exist. I will use the example I'm best acquainted with to show how this works.

    AAII Journal's lifetime subscription has paid back my investment...
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    Into influence. Effectively all of the...

    Into influence.

    Effectively all of the American names in the Panama papers were redacted giving those American banks named above and NV/WY the inside track on laundering money worldwide. That...
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    That didn't always work for me.

    That didn't always work for me.
  34. The IRS is simply a political tool of the...

    The IRS is simply a political tool of the Democratic party.
  35. Bank regulators are forcing the write down of...

    Bank regulators are forcing the write down of bank credit lines that in turn means that those fields will go into default and out of production. So, we should be 6-12 months from tax sales, repos by...
  36. The bright shining lie on the Statue of Liberty...

    The bright shining lie on the Statue of Liberty is the implication that the poor of their home own country could afford to come to America. Poor Italians or Poles by their own countries' standards...
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    not my experience but that's just me. I check the...

    not my experience but that's just me. I check the expected life time of the mine or well before buying.
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    NY is supposed to be a closed primary which Trump...

    NY is supposed to be a closed primary which Trump sucks at. If my sources, Gail's relatives, are correct then it was a smart primary move in NY too.
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    look up royalty trusts. Price x dividend tends to...

    look up royalty trusts. Price x dividend tends to be in the single digits.
  40. The establishment by definition is an old boys or...

    The establishment by definition is an old boys or girls network like the sisterhood of CIA analysts. They protect their members first and need to be but are not periodically thinned.
  41. Hooray for Denmark.

    Hooray for Denmark.
  42. Trump and Cruz are likely to lose in the General Eledction

    CNBC, Bloomberg and other business sites agree that an economic down turn prior to the election would elect effectively any R nominee and there are many such triggers. But the actual downturn usually...
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    Good advice. But annuities like tech stocks have...

    Good advice. But annuities like tech stocks have always been one of those things I have no interest in. I stick to optionable utilities, common carriers, ETFs and trusts for the most part, in fact I...
  44. According to Tom Jones she beat the living crap...

    According to Tom Jones she beat the living crap out of him and according to him he deserved it. It has not been that rough for me and Gail. But her having a crush on a co-worker who was gay and...
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    Only if the energy bulls have infinite financial...

    Only if the energy bulls have infinite financial resources will that trend continue indefinitely. With large but finite resources the surviving bulls will bid down the futures price to initiate a...
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    Does the Media Ignore Itself?

    It seems like the business channels alternate days on running the following stories about the oil glut.

    The amount of oil parked in tankers and tank farms is creeping up towards a trillion barrels...
  47. I would bet that there is.

    I would bet that there is.
  48. In even more interesting news a rise to...

    In even more interesting news a rise to $60-80/BBL is being predicted for later this year. What about?

    the 30 tankers doing the contango off Basra

    the quarter million bbl of storage the US is...
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    Do you remember 2008 and the banking system...

    Do you remember 2008 and the banking system melting down? Also the inflation rate exceeds interest rates on the 10 year treasury so you are in a negative return situation.
  50. NK is a major problem because nobody want it. In...

    NK is a major problem because nobody want it. In most ways it is straight out of the 19th century and in the ways that it is not such as selling nuclear weapons technology to anyone with money it is...
  51. Why the Revenues from Writing Oprions are Called a Premium

    Calls are insurance against not buying low. A call gives the buyer the right to buy whatever you are offering options on. Calls expire worthless 75% of the time. If your premium is not 0.33... or 35%...
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    There are safe periods and investing is mostly...

    There are safe periods and investing is mostly about avoiding risk.
  53. So, you two are claiming electricity is generated...

    So, you two are claiming electricity is generated without energy being extracted by the motive force in this case water or that the extraction of energy from a fluid does not affect its temperature...
  54. Ever hear of evaporative cooling? This is the...

    Ever hear of evaporative cooling? This is the exact same principle, contracting glow through the turbine with the release of pressure the bore acts as a condenser.
  55. There were three water based coolant systems on...

    There were three water based coolant systems on one of the USN radars whose tech manual I read. The conclusion was exactly as I stated. Of course that was only life or death and written in blood as...
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    That would be a huge improvement.

    That would be a huge improvement.
  57. Fighting AGW wuth an Ice Age: Tidal Turbines

    The UK is debating the funding of a tidal bore turbine off Swansea in Wales as a test project prior to scaling up to 50 GW plants worldwide. So where does the energy come from? From the tides. So...
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    All true and note the limited interest in the...

    All true and note the limited interest in the subject.
  59. Equal piles are simple and effective. But you...

    Equal piles are simple and effective. But you brought back fond memories of the heyday of DRIPs and DSPs (92-07) I miss those 5% discounts of market of price in REITs. 22.45% returns before dividends...
  60. The money you get for writing options is called a...

    The money you get for writing options is called a premium because an option is a form of insurance for the counter-party.

    Puts insure the other guy against loss

    Take AEE, I will be paid 12% at...
  61. great news.

    great news.
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    True enough.

    True enough.
  63. Oh yeah, the biggest disagreement between you and...

    Oh yeah, the biggest disagreement between you and me is I like more piles with legally guaranteed returns REITs, utilities and bonds. I'm waiting for common carriers and utilities to bottom out. Love...
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    I address that issue with my bond thread. Feel...

    I address that issue with my bond thread. Feel free to copy it to your advisor.
  65. Tax Exempt Bonds are usually Your Friend

    Because of the idiots running some of the states some munis are unsafe for residents of that state. Defaulting on residents of another state OTOH is something that is in the federal jurisdiction and...
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    So, totally true.

    So, totally true.
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    It's strange guys tend to get married to their...

    It's strange guys tend to get married to their positions. I fight that by getting into options that are

    a) paying me a minimum of 12% APR

    b) are a buy according to Value Line.

    Please brer...
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    Ryan definitely doesn't want the job and Romney...

    Ryan definitely doesn't want the job and Romney is mass electoral suicide on steroids. Definitely lose WH, senate and probably the house with either one. There will be no R establishment at all in...
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    except spending power which is a lot

    except spending power which is a lot
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    Their EU application is rejected.

    Their EU application is rejected.
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    That would throw away the White House and Senate....

    That would throw away the White House and Senate. Roughly 40% of the electorate would stay home and mostly Rs. With two anti-establishment candidates to choose from and a coronation going on on the D...
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    #resigncameron is trending very strong and the...

    #resigncameron is trending very strong and the Dutch have rejected a treaty with Ukraine. This story has legs.
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    Slight disagreement Most blue states munis are...

    Slight disagreement

    Most blue states munis are selling at junk yields at the moment. Rollover may not be possible.

    Hot money is coming to the US and it will leave quickly if there are any...
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    Hillary vs. Cruz

    While Trump, Cruz and Bernie are all anti-establishment and I disagree with all of them very significantly I suspect that any one of them will get a large (25-40%) chunk of the other two's voters. I...
  75. I don't care for Trump but this is a huge...

    I don't care for Trump but this is a huge improvement on the worthless PC whining slackers that are the norm on campus.
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    That hurts! I would advise balanced portfolio...

    That hurts! I would advise balanced portfolio funds. They are also called lazy man and couch potato funds as well. the fees tend to be very low but they do minimal advertising so you have to google...
  77. Shouldn't that be close to $8? I think you are in...

    Shouldn't that be close to $8? I think you are in shock and maybe denial.
  78. That's the word I got from a USAF chief. But...

    That's the word I got from a USAF chief. But Tommy was a rather strange case he put in for demotion from O1 because the PJs didn't have officers within the unit at the time.
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    You don't like to buy low and sell high?

    You don't like to buy low and sell high?
  80. You specified bagels and owner operated...

    You specified bagels and owner operated non-franchise bakery. Plus one parent working and implied no grandparents to baby sit the kids, that is fictional. Hala's and Cinotti's have no minimum wage...
  81. try 2230-0700, go home get the kids off to...

    try 2230-0700, go home get the kids off to school, catch six hours of sleep, 1330-1430 check that the afternoon rush is covered, go home et al five days a week.
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    A Fun Fact

    Transportation indices, both the Dow transports and the Federal Transport indices for example, are flashing sell signals. May 31 should be a great time to contribute to and/or create retirement...
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    India is Offsetting China

    Or so it is now being proclaimed at more business/market websites. Particularly in regards to bbl consumption of oil. India is also ramping up its expenditure on defense.

    Downsides:

    High speed...
  84. The Waltons appear to disagree with you, not...

    The Waltons appear to disagree with you, not verbally but with their actions.
  85. Wal-mart is going head to head with Amazon. An...

    Wal-mart is going head to head with Amazon. An automated warehouse will be the replacement for the store.
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    Yeah the US has always been a big source of tax...

    Yeah the US has always been a big source of tax evasion: Stamp Act, tea party et al.
  87. Dad did his first hitch in the USAAF. He though...

    Dad did his first hitch in the USAAF. He though the gong show there was so bad I only found out about his Bronze Star when my brother Pat came across his DD-214 after mom died. He was a corporal...
  88. When I was single I kept a much simpler pantry...

    When I was single I kept a much simpler pantry and cold-cuts/cheese in the refrigerator plus some lettuce.
  89. The USAF is a strange beast. Hondo/Adam can fill...

    The USAF is a strange beast. Hondo/Adam can fill you in on that. Normally air bases are within army bases which is a start.
  90. This could turn out any which a way depending on...

    This could turn out any which a way depending on what is being cherry picked for.
  91. Disagree on direction of causality. The Med and...

    Disagree on direction of causality. The Med and Eurasian steppe are the best invasion and disease pathways in the world so uniformity is needed for survival. The Orthodox church being even more...
  92. The way the D in disguise, Trump, is losing...

    The way the D in disguise, Trump, is losing support that matters how?
  93. Me and mom didn't get along until well info her...

    Me and mom didn't get along until well info her 70s. I think it was mostly that dad and me got along like a house on fire. But her according to her being a depressive with several untreated episodes...
  94. I stand corrected.

    I stand corrected.
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    CA Blackouts

    I suspect this deals mostly with southern CA. To the extent that I understand what is going on the following is happening:

    Investment in conventional energy has effectively been diverted to green...
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    The problem is getting out of Dodge. Poroshenko,...

    The problem is getting out of Dodge. Poroshenko, for example, needs to worry more about AD systems and firing squads than the security of his money.
  97. Assuming you are right and he loses everywhere...

    Assuming you are right and he loses everywhere else even by a small margin then he can't clinch.
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    Are there meds for hoof n mouth disease?

    Are there meds for hoof n mouth disease?
  99. WI Being Called for Cruz and Sabders

    Bloomberg is the one making the call. The Sanders victory means effectively nothing. Cruz has made it much more difficult for Trump to clinch. He needs both delegates and momentum. He lost much of...
  100. Therefore the might. The Napoleonic Code used in...

    Therefore the might. The Napoleonic Code used in Spain is a different legal universe:

    A presumption of guilt.

    Double jeopardy permitted.

    no finality for decisions

    Defendants can be put on...
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