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    If the caller-id shows that it is certain of my...

    If the caller-id shows that it is certain of my relatives, I don’t pick up ever. They have continually attacked my father for being gay, have accused my father and I of “turning” their own sons...
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    Must be nice! In my state, some nights there are...

    Must be nice! In my state, some nights there are *no* available beds for people in crisis, and it’s a real pain to keep them sedated in the back of the ambulance for a few days.
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    I thought this brought up some good points: ...

    I thought this brought up some good points:

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/16/opinions/democrats-spare-me-your-hypocrisy-on-shooting-cupp/index.html
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    How many black and hispanic kids have died from...

    How many black and hispanic kids have died from shootings in Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago, et. al. since the beginning of the year?

    Where is the prepackaged outrage and spiffy news...
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    In the 70s/80s, I was allowed to have firearms...

    In the 70s/80s, I was allowed to have firearms on-campus. I had to check them in at the armory, and check them out when I wanted to go use them. I was allowed to use them on school grounds. I was...
  6. For me, the value of the book was not in the...

    For me, the value of the book was not in the charts or the process or the investment advice - it was the higher-level concepts.
  7. That book was instrumental in our decision to...

    That book was instrumental in our decision to “retire” very early.
  8. That depends on your financial situation.

    That depends on your financial situation.
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    My partner of 40 years and I had some troubles,...

    My partner of 40 years and I had some troubles, related to and intertwined with clinical depression, and we found *real* couples counseling quite helpful. We are fortunate enough to live an easy...
  10. I'm 54. I "retired" from corporate life when I...

    I'm 54. I "retired" from corporate life when I was 36, to devote my life to public service.

    My desire to pursue this path was based on Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations", Andrew Carnegie's "The Gospel...
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    My new sedan. It has many super-duper features. ...

    My new sedan. It has many super-duper features. >700hp, 10 second 1/4 mile times, top speed 205mph stock, yada yada yada. I got it not for luxury, as it is not a luxury car, but because it was...
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    I produce about 1500-2000 cases of wine a year,...

    I produce about 1500-2000 cases of wine a year, and have been doing so for nearly 20 years now.

    Some (mostly the whites) from grapes from our own vineyard, some (mostly the reds) with grapes we...
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    Careful speaking the truth like that!

    Careful speaking the truth like that!
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    The first sentence is too wordy. Delete the...

    The first sentence is too wordy. Delete the adjective "white", and it'll be spot-on.
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    During the Zimmerman trial, how many young black...

    During the Zimmerman trial, how many young black men were shot to death in Detroit? What were their names?
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    It was a great time to be alive.

    It was a great time to be alive.
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    I used to go to NYC on weekends in the early 80s....

    I used to go to NYC on weekends in the early 80s. It did not seem especially safe then, and I always travelled with a group. The NYC of today is like Disneyland by comparison. Clean, safe,...
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    Is it possible to catch a train into the city...

    Is it possible to catch a train into the city from your home location?
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    The Morgan Library/Museum is one of my favorite...

    The Morgan Library/Museum is one of my favorite spots in NYC.

    http://www.themorgan.org
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    I have never needed a car once I am in the city,...

    I have never needed a car once I am in the city, in fact it’s a PITA to have one there. Public transportation is so good there, and distances so short, that if you are staying anyplace remotely...
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    A couple of years ago, we went there for several...

    A couple of years ago, we went there for several weeks to attend the Met’s production of The Ring. My wife found us an apartment within walking distance, and it was great.
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    I can't imagine a circumstance in which there...

    I can't imagine a circumstance in which there would be a pardon issued by the President for this case.
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    To the pain....

    To the pain....
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    Fascinating. A doctor molests 150+ children over...

    Fascinating. A doctor molests 150+ children over *years*, clearly while his supervisors/staff/colleagues enabled the behavior, and the comments are about the judge’s failings....
  25. I have always planned our retirement as if SS...

    I have always planned our retirement as if SS would be extinct by the time we could draw on it.

    Now that assumption seems wrong, as in < 10 years I will be able to begin taking SS payments. I...
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