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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: Wear a mask!

That’s been my solution for a while now. And for the morons protesting that it violates their freedom, I would 1) shoot them, or if that is for some reason unacceptable, then 2) I would predicate a business’ ability to operate on their enforcement of [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:59 PM

Re: Taxes, How long to wait?

Social Security tax rates and the income base that is subject to the tax have gone up substantially since you started working.

Since they "started" yes, but not substantially for most of that period. Guessing they started [more]

Fri May 29

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:58 PM

Re: WH declares war on social media

It is not like there is a global pandemic and epic economic recession that require the executive's attention.

Your snark is definitely improving.

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Pandemic Disease board. 8:51 PM

Re: Statistics - Schmatistics

Read “How to Lie with Statistics” by Darrel Huff back in high school, maybe 1962 or so. Still a popular tome, I see.

Starts with the simple and works its way up. Easiest example is something like: plot two values, say 98 and 99 in a bar [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:05 PM

Re: bathtubs

Overlong thread summary and response:

I would not buy a house without a bathtub. Broken leg, washing dog, washing children, it’s important for resale even if you don’t use it. Also good for occasional hot bath for sore back. Hate plastic [more]

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Goofyhoofy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 8:21 AM

The cupboard was bare!

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Exposes Trump’s ‘Colossal’ Lie About Obama

The newspaper’s editorial board just wiped out Trump’s favorite talking point.

“The last administration left us nothing,” Trump said last month.
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Thu May 28

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Goofyhoofy posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:54 AM

It’s TINA’s fault

Back in ancient times, you know, January, people kept marveling at how the market went up, up, up even when earnings reports were poor. Bad report? We’re closing stores! Stock goes up. Good report? We’re opening stores! Stock goes up. We’re laying [more]

Wed May 27

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:34 PM

Re: Hitler Was Incompetent and Lazy

I would have loved to meet someone who actually saw and heard Hitler, like your friend. That would have been fascinating to hear his stories about the man before he became Fuhrer.

My first wife was born in Germany around 1950. They [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:57 AM

Re: Failed Hammer. Ongoing US Epidemic

Precisely. So if I want lots of people to go and get tested, I have the options of (1) trying to instill a sense of civic duty in them, or (2) offering them a $10 giftcard for getting tested.

I'm thinking that option #2 would be more
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Tue May 26

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:15 PM

Re: Failed Hammer. Ongoing US Epidemic

The economic crisis cannot be decoupled from the public health crisis. Our government's bumbling response to this problem is very puzzling and is causing unnecessary illness and preventable economic damage. I do not understand our [more]

Mon May 25

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:39 PM

Re: Drain Pipe Repair

The new house is a basement rancher, that is, a ranch house on one level, but on the back because of the land slope, a walkout basement. Minor water in the basement led to suggestions that I dig up the entire front garden and replace the French drain [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:38 AM

Re: Capitalism after Covid-19

When the COVID-19 crisis is over, Capitalism will have moved to a new stage. Consumers will be more thoughtful about what they consume and how much they need to consume. Here are possible developments:

1. Some weaker companies and brands
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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:28 AM

Re: Failed Hammer. Ongoing US Epidemic

This is the first time I have seen any suggestion of that sort.

I guess you don’t get out much. Even responsible Republicans recognize that masks are being weaponized in the culture war:

Republican North Dakota [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:22 AM

Re: bathtubs

I would love to put in cast iron because it lasts forever -- I don't want to have to redo the tub and tile surround in 15 or 20 years.

Whatever you put in, in 20 years it will probably look dated. That’s what fashion is/does. [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:17 AM

Re: Apparently, I just "thought" I was

We have gotten two rebates from USAA every year. USAA doesn't have shareholders in a conventional sense

Same with Amica, although we only get the rebate check once per year. They are a “mutual” company (mutually owned by [more]

Sun May 24

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:13 PM

Re: Apparently, I just "thought" I was

My insurance company is actually giving rebates to members (USAA).

They’re all doing that. People are driving so much less they’re having fewer accidents and payouts are less. Allstate, State Farm, Amica, Progressive, GEICO; either [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Pandemic Disease board. 3:59 PM

Re: The Cost of Uncoordinated Responses to COVID

. On January 31st, it was recommended to Trump that he cut off passenger flights from China. He did that, effective February 2nd. I felt that some of the exceptions were not a good idea, and flights from Taiwan could have continued [more]

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Goofyhoofy posted to the Pandemic Disease board. 6:58 AM

NYT Front Page

The Times Sunday front page is all type, nothing but type. Names and short clips of obits, as we reach the 100,000 “milestone” of death from the pandemic. It’s a quite dramatic use of the medium.

It does not convey quite so well on the web, [more]

Sat May 23

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:13 PM

Re: Trends COVID-19 Will Accelerate

They all collaborate remotely, but on occasion will have to travel to get together in person.

Anecdotal data point: My brother’s company has been doing this for more than a decade. It has led to far *less* travel, not [more]

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Goofyhoofy posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 7:47 PM

Drone light show

140 illuminated drones put on a light show to thank front line workers in the pandemic crisis:

https://vimeo.com/415494003?referringSource=articleShare

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