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Fri Feb 21

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telegraph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:44 AM

Re: TX High Speed Rail -- Houston/Dallas

you can take the Dallas Metro Rail system to DFW airport now.....

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telegraph replied to the Retirement Investing board. 8:39 AM

Re: How many of these IBMers were planning ...

"I did my graduate training at a large firm. Two years in it was taken over by a larger firm who immediately cut 10% from every department. On firing day, as my boss was called into the office he was reported to have said "that'll be [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retirement Investing board. 8:36 AM

Re: How many of these IBMers were planning ...

Wendy:"Bottom line: there has NEVER been job security for ANYONE."

My father went to work for NY Tel in 1932 at the height of the depression. He stayed with MA Bell for 44 years. Oh, he started at age 16 after graduating high [more]

Thu Feb 20

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telegraph replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:30 AM

Re: Bloomberg Retirement Plan Proposal

CNC:"The easy to digest approach is to simply keep the government running at a huge deficit, financing by borrowing. This would have the effect of inflation, so the money being paid in Social Security has less and lees value. Oh, wait! Isn't [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:00 AM

Re: Bloomberg out of the gate

Well, everyone on Medicare will tell you it isn't zero dollars. Basic Medicare A is zero....but the supplement is $70 and up depending upon income and the drug plans are usually $25 and up and could be 2 or 3 times that depending upon your [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:57 AM

Re: How many of these IBMers were planning ...

"The ants I know are generally hoping for a package including health insurance to get them to Medicare. Other living expenses are easy to estimate, and they've all got their 25 years in to qualify for the max pension benefits. Healthcare is [more]

Wed Feb 19

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telegraph replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 8:02 PM

Re: Bloomberg/Bernie battle

He grew up in Brooklyn NY - hardly where cows were.

After college in NYC where he got radicalized, he moved to Chicago for a few years and was involved in radical left wing anti-American groups including SNCC.......I think they were the ones [more]

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telegraph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:53 PM

Re: Is working until FRA part of your plan?

Back when, IBM stood for 'I've Been Moved'....IBM had a habit of moving entire divisions a couple hundred miles, which would usually cause 10-20% of the people to accept a layoff package rather than move.

My sister got [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:09 PM

Re: Bloomberg/Bernie battle

"alstro, has been up close & personal to a cow"

Way back when in the 1950s, there was a dairy farm on the way to the summer house. We stopped by as kids and got to milk a cow once...well,for a few minutes...that before milking [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:05 PM

Re: Bloomberg/Bernie battle

"I bet Bernie knows something about milking cows--Vermont is not only rural but a serious dairy state."

Bernie never had a job other than 'politician' on the payroll of the taxpayers.

He's an elitist living [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:48 AM

Re: How many of these IBMers were planning ...

IBM used to stand for "I've Been Moved"

IBM had /has a habit of moving divisions from location A to location B. Doing that caused a significant number of people who wouldn't move, and thus were laid off.

My sister [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retirement Investing board. 11:43 AM

Re: Bloomberg Retirement Plan Proposal

"The word "can" sounds like automatic enrollment is not mandatory. I think 401Ks still may or may not have an automatic enrollmrnt feature. For those that do, the IRS has established certain requirements. "

Unfortunately, [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:05 AM

Re: Bernie a disaster for Texas

"There's no way that Sanders could actually get his health care proposal passed."

Don't bet on that.

Maybe he could get it in via the back door. Maybe reduce the age at which you could get Medicare from 65 to 60 [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:56 AM

Re: Bloomberg Retirement Plan Proposal

Now, just tell me what is going to happen

1) When your million dollar 'government saving plans' savings are annuitized at 'retirement' and then you die two years later. The government keeps your million dollars, right? Of [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:42 AM

Re: Bloomberg/Bernie battle

"Look--he's far superior to Trump in every way (especially in the intelligence and knowledge depts),"


Really?? Bloomberg dissed farmers and ole Bloomberg wouldn't even know which end of a cow to milk and hook up to the [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:39 AM

Re: George Washington's wooden teeth?

"Throughout human history there is nothing those with wealth & power weren't getting at the expense of other people."

In England 200 years ago, unscrupulous poorer folks would 'find' just dead bodies and sell them [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:34 AM

Re: Bernie a disaster for Texas

Albaby:"I'm not sure what the reference is to a 'loyalty oath,' but everyone who is part of the Democratic party ought to be in the "vote Blue no matter who" camp."

So you'd happily vote in the ultra left [more]

Tue Feb 18

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telegraph replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:15 PM

Re: Bloomberg Retirement Plan Proposal

intercst:"Over the past 10 years, the IRA and 401k tax deductions have cost the Gov't more than $700 billion, yet only about 10% of retirees are better off versus the defined benefit pensions they replaced."

well, defined [more]

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telegraph replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:09 PM

Re: Bloomberg Retirement Plan Proposal

intercst: "I hope there's an "opt out" for the automatic enrollment in an annuity. <LOL>"

Not likely

He's got to buy off the finance industry somehow.

Imagine if he could outlaw IRAs and [more]

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telegraph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:56 PM

Re: OT NYC subway then and now

Before subways, NYC had steam powered elevated railroads....that continued running well into the 1920s and 1930s.

When cars came about, there was a gigantic system of bus routes - hauling folks further away from the city center to escape [more]

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