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  1. In my case, after taking profits in munis, I...

    In my case, after taking profits in munis, I wanted to reduce duration. I accepted that the after tax yield would be lower. The parking place I selected was a floating-rate etf, FLOT. As I recall,...
  2. I have bought individual muni bonds through a...

    I have bought individual muni bonds through a broker. There are certain types I will not consider, and I try to avoid municipalities with a publicized history of corruption. Also there is a limit...
  3. In my experience, selected municipal bonds have...

    In my experience, selected municipal bonds have performed quite well.

    MUB, essentially an index of muni bonds, reached an intraday high of 115.42 on August 15, 2019. I believe the demand for...
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    More hugs from this quarter @Teacher Terry. I...

    More hugs from this quarter @Teacher Terry.

    I am influenced by Atul Gawande (Being Mortal). I believe the decision about who should be poa would ideally be the person best able to carry out the...
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    Ron De Santis, Governor of Florida, has called...

    Ron De Santis, Governor of Florida, has called for changes in federal law "to close the loophole" that allows foreign nationals to buy firearms. In this instance, the foreign national had a valid...
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    Question for you electric kettle users: Do you...

    Question for you electric kettle users:

    Do you get a deposit of scale (white or gray mineral)? The bottom of my electric kettle is mottled with scale, and I consider it harmless. If scale built...
  7. So, as Trudy Lieberman stated in her opinion...

    So, as Trudy Lieberman stated in her opinion piece, anyone buying a policy by shopping on-line had better watch out.
    ...
  8. Health Insurance: "Shart Term" aka "Junk" Insurance

    The open enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act has a few days more before December 15.

    In opposition to coverage that is compliant with the Affordable Care Act. "Short Term"...
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    Latest poll November 25-26, reported by Reuters:...

    Latest poll November 25-26, reported by Reuters:
    47% of Americans favor impeachment,
    including 8 in 10 Democrats. 1 in 10 Republicans and 4 in 10 Independents.
    40% are opposed to...
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    I am doing a Rodney Dangerfield film festival. ...

    I am doing a Rodney Dangerfield film festival. (Never saw any of his films before.)

    x Easy Money
    X CaddyShack Hey Everybody, We're all gonna get laid!
    X Meet Wally Sparks
    __ Back to School...
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    Voting Machines, Erroneous Tally

    Northampton County PA held a county election November 5, 2019, using "ExpressVoteXL" voting machines, supplied by Election Systems and Software. These machines were delivered in August 2019, and...
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    I understand from KHQ News that Cosmic Crisp is...

    I understand from KHQ News that Cosmic Crisp is in fact available in some stores. There is a facebook page that may help one learn where to buy the apples, but I don't trust facebook, so I have...
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    I watched live coverage on ESPN2 cable in the USA.

    I watched live coverage on ESPN2 cable in the USA.
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    This is a good night for coach Mike O'Shea and...

    This is a good night for coach Mike O'Shea and the victorious Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
  15. re mung beans. I always have some beans that...

    re mung beans.

    I always have some beans that fail to germinate... I am currently working through a 4 lb package of "Spicy World of USA" brand, which is imported from India.

    If any you good...
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    @Steve, and any other good people in old boots...

    @Steve, and any other good people in old boots (and vice versa!):

    I wear an old pair of Prospector Gore-Tex boots, which were made in Canada. This year rather than mink oil, I plan on treating...
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    Here we are on the 54th page of discussion! ...

    Here we are on the 54th page of discussion! Impeachment is quite a lively topic.

    The New York Times 11/17/2019 reported that Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) and Sean Hannity (FOX) anchor cable news from...
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    Agreed, LDAHL. There are 3 downs (rather than...

    Agreed, LDAHL.

    There are 3 downs (rather than 4 in the US rules) to advance the ball 10 yards, so the possession of the ball changes frequently unless the offense is gaining rapidly.

    There are...
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    Canadian Football rules. The players,...

    Canadian Football rules.

    The players, coaches, and spectators can legally smoke marijuana after the game. (Not to say that they all do!)
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    Exciting Football - CFL - Grey Cup

    The 107th Grey Cup football game will be played on November 24, between the undefeated Hamilton Tiger Cats and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. ESPN2 will distribute the signal for US viewers. Entre Amis...
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    Location, location, location. Residential real...

    Location, location, location.

    Residential real estate is dropping in some elite spots... one theory is Chinese buying has been in decline. I think a location with declining property values would...
  22. Thread: Your Star

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    Quelle etoile est-ce? What star is this, with...

    Quelle etoile est-ce?

    What star is this, with beams so bright,
    More lovely than the noonday light?

    Soon I expect to be hearing that Christmas carol.

    Etched glass was used by Jamie Covino in...
  23. Thread: Your Star

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    While we are at it, there is a beer named after a...

    While we are at it, there is a beer named after a star, Stella Artois, brewed since 1366.

    And in the summer months I have blooming perennial Purple Blazing Star in my back garden. YouTube has a...
  24. Thread: Your Star

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    Your Star

    This frosty time of the year the moon and stars seem brighter to my eye.

    I am starting this thread to inquire about your star (or stars).

    Is there a certain star that has particular meaning or...
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    I received a lot of the same advice about money...

    I received a lot of the same advice about money from my parents.

    One piece of advice I heard a lot was the Early American:
    For age and want, save while ye may,
    No morning sun lasts a whole day.
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