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"Isn't that Campfire Board a right-wing version of the Retire Early Liberal Edition?

I believe there used to be just one Retire Early Board -- then politics divided them.


Yes. Originally there was only "Retire Early". I believe it was started by intercst. The board became a group discussion of right-wing politics, so intercst started "Retire Early Liberal Edition". Both boars continue to exist today.I don't know about the Campfire, but early retirement is not often mentioned on RELE.



Both boards have a distressing tendency to get into long threads about what should be
a "safe withdrawal rate" and how 4% is too conservative or no longer valid for various
Both boards have recurring political posts about how terrible the "other side" of the
political aisle is and also go into long diatribes about traitors amongst the political
loyalists. And every so often both boards have really interesting posts about all sorts
of topics - retirement, life, and yes even a political discussion or two.

You just have to recognize that some posters just cannot leave politics aside and have
topics where they just do not want to hear anything but their own dogma.

Sometimes you just scan a thread and decide there is no value for the upset. Both boards
are best read with a fifth of bourbon or gin handy. I have to avoid beer as it causes me
to have fewer inhibitions - I think because I tend to drink beer faster.
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