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  1. I'm not always convinced we really get our...

    I'm not always convinced we really get our money's worth, taxes in California, uh I really don't think we do, I think we get a bad deal in many ways and they only pay for barely functioning systems,...
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    it's very difficult to figure out where one ends...

    it's very difficult to figure out where one ends and the other begins when you are a young adult trying to figure it all out and navigate the world and what help one should take (for education etc.)....
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    this is an entirely different thing than being a...

    this is an entirely different thing than being a reference. But as I understand it that employee has bad things in their file for a school district and that's the problem. They might also want...
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    $1350 a month, 1 bedroom apartment, gas,...

    $1350 a month, 1 bedroom apartment, gas, electricity, landline and cell, cheapo dsl, no cable or anything. I guess another $40 if you want to throw in quarters to do laundry.
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    I suspect if they are actually wealthy it might...

    I suspect if they are actually wealthy it might work as the slack is there (assuming the kids just want supplements to their income and aren't really far gone - drug addicts and the like, then...
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    Employed but more often unemployed, but wow he...

    Employed but more often unemployed, but wow he has 1 year of employment in 30 years of living or something so impressive. Look I wouldn't judge if he lost his job or whatever. Hmpf, it happens. ...
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    I know people who are lazy but that's more middle...

    I know people who are lazy but that's more middle class than anything that would actually qualify as wealthy.

    But helping with downpayments on houses, I'm sure it's done by parents all the time...
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    Yea exercise before sleep disturbs my sleep too. ...

    Yea exercise before sleep disturbs my sleep too. I just don't do it, if I didn't exercise in early evening or earlier, better to miss some exercise than sleep (well the exceptions is when I have a...
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    no, i mean to break it down one reason why it's...

    no, i mean to break it down one reason why it's absurd, even though it's obviously absurd on it's face and hardly needs such breakdown: there can be many reasons for frugality. There can be...
  10. I have my doubt millenials are what is expected...

    I have my doubt millenials are what is expected of them. Most of the real activists I see out there seem to be the old boomer cohort. I don't know why this is (although maybe because the legacy of...
  11. The overall truth is that, really no there are...

    The overall truth is that, really no there are not tax breaks for people like you, you don't have a mortgage, you don't have kids, I mean ... uh no ... by and large the tax code is not set up to give...
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    I loved that my loveseat was not only sold...

    I loved that my loveseat was not only sold locally, but made locally. How cool is that (though I ended up waiting weeks for it because when you have furniture literally made for you ...).
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    seems full of @#$# to me, but at 20 something or...

    seems full of @#$# to me, but at 20 something or something we all are in that way.



    show me, don't tell me. Does she have a demonstrated history of this in prior relationships or existing...
  14. I don't think that's true, but anyway there is no...

    I don't think that's true, but anyway there is no one desirable. Desirable in retirement isn't necessarily the same as desirable when working because if working a huge part of desirable is: are...
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    You could start a book group and pick frugal...

    You could start a book group and pick frugal books. Think meetup probably (yea that's not free).
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    and then there are the millionaires that own...

    and then there are the millionaires that own zebras. Yea don't even ask. And probably really not that uncommon, you really don't know how the other (well not half) lives. Whole businesses are kept...
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    People admire rich people, but poor people not so...

    People admire rich people, but poor people not so much. "Oh I so admire poor people for living on nothing, because uh they literally have pretty much nothing", said almost noone ever (well maybe...
  18. ACA and individual plans are both way way way...

    ACA and individual plans are both way way way cheaper for me. Although people who have health problems I don't know.
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    Everyone on earth is born with worth just by...

    Everyone on earth is born with worth just by virtue of being human and it's hard to argue with that from a moral basis. However you can't necessarily actually run a government that way, short of...
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    When hiking in a natural area with another...

    When hiking in a natural area with another person, and maybe getting something to eat afterward. In early fall (this really is my favorite season, provided it's not too hot). Doing good with like...
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    Immigrants do get benefits including ability to...

    Immigrants do get benefits including ability to use the state sponsored college system, ability to go to community colleges many places etc.. The problem with this is that every single one of these...
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    I kind of took it as a thought experiment: what...

    I kind of took it as a thought experiment: what if everyone grew up with loving parents (and ideally a loving extended family), without painful divorces, without abuse of any form (sexual, physical,...
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    I have had my thryroid checked but mostly just...

    I have had my thryroid checked but mostly just for menstrual irregularities plus family history of people who actually do have thyroid problems. But my thyroid was fine, the symptoms were determined...
  24. They mean disability, not unemployment, which if...

    They mean disability, not unemployment, which if we are talking different levels of intelligence and that actually means mental retardation might be a possibility. Some disability you need to have...
  25. Maybe the have a career, put in some 40 years,...

    Maybe the have a career, put in some 40 years, save money, maybe buy property, get a pension, retire mid-60s actually was the ideal. Just increasingly unachievable. So the crazy multiplies and...
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