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    I have seen some recommend putting interest...

    I have seen some recommend putting interest bearing investments into tax deferred retirement accounts since interest compounds and is taxed as regular income, with investments in regular accounts in...
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    I've not seen it here. I visit Boulder, CO...

    I've not seen it here. I visit Boulder, CO occasionally where the hippie movement never really went away. What I see in the trendy areas around town that is a little encouraging is young...
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    I would think that any prudent traveler would be...

    I would think that any prudent traveler would be aware of the risks of the area they are in and know that there are bad humans just like there is bad weather. But you have to wonder if their choice...
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    Protein shakes with unsweetened almond milk are...

    Protein shakes with unsweetened almond milk are my breakfast about half the time. I add a piece of fruit and a few greens depending on what is around. I am in the school that carbs and small...
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    I'm on my third small Toyota pickup, called a...

    I'm on my third small Toyota pickup, called a Tacoma now. I got rid of the first two after about 11 or 12 years and around 140,000 miles. Some driving on dirt roads and a little four-wheeling on old...
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    It seems to me like the Catholic Church has...

    It seems to me like the Catholic Church has improved exponentially since parishioners were not burned for possessing the bible in their native language and the days of the St. Bartholomew's Day...
  7. Among active politicians I like Elizabeth Warren....

    Among active politicians I like Elizabeth Warren. She is well spoken, rational, respectful, and intelligent. At least from my perspective on the more liberal side of things. I believe she was...
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    This would almost make a good topic to apply a...

    This would almost make a good topic to apply a sticky.

    I pick my battles when it comes to consumption. I can do quite a bit of grocery shopping by bicycle in the good weather months and limit...
  9. I don't think much legal action will come of...

    I don't think much legal action will come of this, but it's a huge feather in the cap of dems and mid-terms. I can see a lot of campaigning on corruption issues as the circle of improprieties grows...
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    I don't have pets but can appreciate any occasion...

    I don't have pets but can appreciate any occasion involving the sharing ice cream. Happy birthday Harlan!
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    I'm not sure about earned income, but you can...

    I'm not sure about earned income, but you can sure move funds from a traditional IRA to a Roth. I've been doing this with relatively small amounts every year since I retired.
  12. A regional publication I follow had a story about...

    A regional publication I follow had a story about the "largest steel mill in the west" at one time, now a shadow of it's former self, and how tariffs might give things a boost. Ironically the...
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    The future world will need good leaders and smart...

    The future world will need good leaders and smart scientists with a good sense of right and wrong to help whatever environmental challenges the future has in store for us. I would think that...
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    I see some of my favorite foods have been...

    I see some of my favorite foods have been mentioned. I guess it's the old saying, one man's trash is another's treasure.

    I can't eat lamb or veal, which I think is more mental than flavor.
    In my...
  15. There was a time when a similar subsidy for...

    There was a time when a similar subsidy for troubled business would be called a bail out? I assume this will be added to the national debt, which seems to be growing quite fast. I keep thinking...
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    I have only bought one house so don't have a lot...

    I have only bought one house so don't have a lot of experience negotiating through the process of bidding, closing, home inspections, other complicated details, and general advice. That was where I...
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    A case for government price supports like we do...

    A case for government price supports like we do for other agricultural products (joking)? There is some big money behind the marijuana boom, but at the least federal prohibitions have kept big ag...
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    Sunset Hyssop. It blooms late when there the...

    Sunset Hyssop. It blooms late when there the rest of the garden is about done. The leaves smell very similar to root beer and the showy pinkish flower spikes last well into late summer or early...
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    Mostly yes. I won't stop my bike for most things...

    Mostly yes. I won't stop my bike for most things while on a ride. Around the open spaces and trails near town the most common thing I see is dog poo in plastic bags. Why people bag up their pet...
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    I'll bet Putin would just love to "help with the...

    I'll bet Putin would just love to "help with the investigation". He could find out how much we know and the methods of our own information gathering.

    My speculation is that T is trying to...
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    At some time or another T has demonized or...

    At some time or another T has demonized or verbally debased a lot of decent Americans, politicians on both sides of the aisle, leaders of allied nations that have fought next to us in more than one...
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    In my book planting trees and then getting them...

    In my book planting trees and then getting them established in a new soil is no small effort. I’d take a photo and maybe even a small branch to the nursery and see if they will replace the tree at...
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    I thought Fargo, season 3 was great. Many not as...

    I thought Fargo, season 3 was great. Many not as good as the first two, the same bleak and small town setting, but a new and different story about the struggle between good and evil. Classic Cohen...
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    Alan, in your "no economic system" how do you see...

    Alan, in your "no economic system" how do you see businesses or startup enterprise acquiring capital? Would there be banks or a form of lending institutions, corporations, venture capital, or stock...
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    I think capitalism and representative democracy...

    I think capitalism and representative democracy are just fine in a restricted or more pure form. People have been looking for ways to play the system for so long, maybe centuries, that it has gotten...
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