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Take me back to where I was.
  • Date: 6/26/16 8:40 PM
  • Number: 473320
  • Recommendations: 1

Fe1ix: I hope they succeed.

Thanks a lot.

--James "a Blue Texan" Brown
  • Date: 6/24/16 3:37 PM
  • Number: 84573
  • Recommendations: 0
I haven't seen a car for years that doesn't have both. I s'pect that many Americans don't even notice the second set of numbers on the speedometer.

I recently rented a car that began its life in Canada. It too had
  • Date: 6/24/16 10:31 AM
  • Number: 84556
  • Recommendations: 1
How is it that America switched to liters when it comes to soda bottles without any fuss or anyone's head exploding because they don't know what two liters looks like?
  • Date: 6/22/16 12:40 PM
  • Number: 84461
  • Recommendations: 43
"The conviction of Rep. Fattah highlights another sad example of the kind of ethical failure we should never see from Congress," Bookbinder said in a statement. "Fattah used his office for his own personal gain, as well as that of
  • Date: 6/22/16 8:36 AM
  • Number: 473003
  • Recommendations: 0

HARRISONBURG, VA—Local atheist Nick Boyette was converted to
  • Date: 6/13/16 4:21 PM
  • Number: 79955
  • Recommendations: 0
Because you are almost certainly to be in a higher tax bracket now than after you retire.
So you are avoiding paying ~25% now and paying only ~15% in retirement.

Assuming your income is low enough, no? If you have a retirement
  • Date: 6/13/16 1:06 PM
  • Number: 79950
  • Recommendations: 0
Rayvt: The generally optimum order of investing your retirement money is:
1) 401k up to the maximum company match.
2) deductible IRA
3) Roth IRA
4) regular (taxable) account, buy-and-hold S&P500 index fund (or
  • Date: 6/10/16 10:04 AM
  • Number: 83821
  • Recommendations: 0
My wife and I are celebrating 27 years together next month. She wants to spend a long weekend on a beach. We live in Texas, so we're a short plane ride from the Caribbean and Mexico, but neither of us have been to either locale.

  • Date: 6/6/16 1:21 PM
  • Number: 472081
  • Recommendations: 0
If there are no atheists in foxholes, then there must be no religious believers during peacetime.
  • Date: 6/3/16 3:14 PM
  • Number: 83548
  • Recommendations: 8
Despite Trump's campaign slogan, Fareed Zakaria in the Washington Post explains that the U.S. is actually doing quite well:

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