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    Here's my advice: Do you have any verifiable...

    Here's my advice: Do you have any verifiable links to the US military? If so, try to get into Navy Federal Credit Union. I may not be a fan of the military but I must say I can recommend this...
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    Exactly. I recently moved the money I saved in...

    Exactly. I recently moved the money I saved in the 401 (K) set up by Scottsdale Healthcare (a local hospital with two facilities that has since merged with another local hospital) to an IRA at Navy...
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    And I posted this to the wrong forum. Alan,...

    And I posted this to the wrong forum. Alan, could you move the above post to travel? Sorry for the absent mindedness. Rob
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    Has Travel Changed You.....

    In any way, and if so, how?

    This for me is a very deep question. An anti semetic experience I encountered in Austria during my first visit there in 1987 haunts me to this day. What I learned...
  5. Now it's available even at yard sales.....

    I went to a yard sale yesterday one neighborhood over. I was picking through some boxes when I found a Louis Vuitton purse that at least looked real. They wanted $3 for it.....much cheaper even...
  6. Is anyone here living auto free?

    Just curious as I have for a number of years and at this point I could not seeing adding the expense and hassle of a car to my life.

    Perhaps in my case it's easier to do so than for many. I do...
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    Ditto. Rob

    Ditto. Rob
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    Thank You, yppeg, for your take on Deval Patrick,...

    Thank You, yppeg, for your take on Deval Patrick, former Massachusetts Governor. I've seen media bites of him before and instinctively something about him just rubbed me the wrong way. I'm glad...
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    Sanders has the lead in Iowa.....I just don't...

    Sanders has the lead in Iowa.....I just don't know what to make of this as I don't believe Sanders can beat Trump. But I've been known to be wrong. And Mayor Pete has slid a bit in polls. Warren...
  10. Interesting (at least to me) political question.....

    Should society work for the individual or should the individual work for society?

    What I mean is - should society be somewhat fair and equitable and humane - or is it up to an individual to...
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    I'd say the most interesting thing about me......I don't follow society's script but have managed to avoid the streets/homelessness. Rob
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    Just trying to be neighborly, IL. There has been...

    Just trying to be neighborly, IL. There has been friction between us from time to time over the years. It was heartwarming to me to see your comment/understanding that bae had gone too far. I just...
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    I have felt guilty regarding the Holocaust for...

    I have felt guilty regarding the Holocaust for years.....it doesn't help that I'm gay and could likely have joined the crowds on the trains. Due to the fact that supporting the Holocaust to some...
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    For what it's worth, the family in Austria I have...

    For what it's worth, the family in Austria I have posted about over the years? Those family members I am in touch with are not anti-Semetic. I have dropped contact with the few that are. Rob
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    It does look like Trump is taking a sane and...

    It does look like Trump is taking a sane and non-escalatory approach. Should this stance hold (?), then it's up to Iran not to escalate matters further. I trust Iran about as much as I trust Trump...
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    Kudos, IL. Credit granted for understanding that...

    Kudos, IL. Credit granted for understanding that was a low blow. Rob
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    That was a low blow, bae. Rob

    That was a low blow, bae. Rob
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    Should be I'm not saying above

    Should be I'm not saying above
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    Bae, I'm nit saying there's anything wrong with...

    Bae, I'm nit saying there's anything wrong with reading up and acquiring skills....once again, my point is that not all entering a brutal survival situation have this luxury. Think of people being...
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    Such happens every year at the Grand Canyon, too....

    Such happens every year at the Grand Canyon, too. Some suicides and some people simply getting lost and making mistakes. Interestingly enough given the 7000 ft altitude on the South Rim and the...
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    Not everyone in a brutal survival situation has...

    Not everyone in a brutal survival situation has the luxury of pre-planning, bae, something which you don't seem to understand. This is why I say your assets are showing. Rob
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    ??? What makes you believe I've ever engaged in...

    ??? What makes you believe I've ever engaged in glamping? Have you read the general gist of my posts at all over the years, just curious? Rob
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    Should be just human reality above.

    Should be just human reality above.
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    No, I haven't.....have you been in a survival...

    No, I haven't.....have you been in a survival situation as dire as what I am getting at above? Survival trumps (no pun intended) all including logic - and you have posted logic, I'll grant you that...
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    Auto correct is really frustrating! Should be:...

    Auto correct is really frustrating! Should be: what people did, worst case scenario, for some fleeing, death on their own terms, survive if I can, should things get very bad above. I can't go...
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