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  1. This guy certainly seems to make it all about...

    This guy certainly seems to make it all about himself; from giving us his pedigree to establish some sort of authority, to outlining all his non-racist credentials to his confession that some...
  2. "Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer...

    "Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, and you never know what you'll find."
  3. At what point does consciousness raising become...

    At what point does consciousness raising become an empty ritual of virtue-signalling? If someone feels that history has dealt him an unfairly favorable hand, he's certainly free to take whatever...
  4. What penance could he perform that would erase...

    What penance could he perform that would erase the stain history has placed on his soul? Give all his earthly goods to the oppressed? Endlessly talking about race for the rest of his life doesn't...
  5. Thread: Fidget Spinners

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    But vaccines are really dangerous, right? Who...

    But vaccines are really dangerous, right?

    Who was it who said that a lie can be halfway round the world before the truth can pull its boots on?
  6. Leaving aside the the various other women who...

    Leaving aside the the various other women who have made claims to the contrary, I have to wonder how "consensual" a sexual relationship can be between an extremely powerful man and a very junior...
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    Love is a battlefield. It's a rare couple who...

    Love is a battlefield. It's a rare couple who don't resort to crafty little psyops campaigns just to keep the juices flowing.
  8. Would the world be a better place today if Ted...

    Would the world be a better place today if Ted Kennedy had been driven out of office by scandal in 1969 or Bill Clinton in 1998?
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    The Habitat for Humanity affiliate I work with...

    The Habitat for Humanity affiliate I work with has a ReStore, so I can say with some authority that almost nobody wants to buy used toilets.
  10. The Senate and People of Rome?

    The Senate and People of Rome?
  11. Two that I know of. And they both had to tell...

    Two that I know of. And they both had to tell me. I've never been much good at reading people that way. I have the gift of insensitivity.
  12. I'd say my circle was about 30% traditional...

    I'd say my circle was about 30% traditional conservative, 20% conventional liberal, 5% or so left or right fringers of various stripes and 45% who don't really much care. So I'd guess overall maybe...
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    Could be. But I think the essence of parenting...

    Could be. But I think the essence of parenting is raising children to be independent adults capable of thriving on their own. She may not get a huge inheritance, but she'll know a hawk from a...
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    I'm taking a different tack here. I'm trying to...

    I'm taking a different tack here. I'm trying to raise my kid to be the sort of person who would laugh in my face if I tried picking her friends for her based on my theory of social justice.
  15. Thread: Danica Roem

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    It was a pretty disappointing night for...

    It was a pretty disappointing night for Republicans overall.

    It could be that Trump succeeded where Clinton failed in overcoming the Democrats' "enthusiasm gap".
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    I've noticed that. Some of the discussions about...

    I've noticed that. Some of the discussions about the best time to file for Social Security get pretty vicious. It makes you curious about why people care so much about the strategies other people...
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    I see you've also inspired threads at Vanguard...

    I see you've also inspired threads at Vanguard Diehards and the Early Retirement Forums. Comments seem to range from "good for her" to "she's nothing but a dirty market timer".
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    I would tend to agree with you. The inflation...

    I would tend to agree with you. The inflation riders don't seem to be a good value. If I buy annuities at all, it will probably be plain vanilla SPIAs on a piecemeal basis in my later years, and...
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    In this case, a self-righteous individual came...

    In this case, a self-righteous individual came running out of his house to exchange fire with the shooter. When the shooter fled, the self-righteous individual flagged down a passing truck driven by...
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    In my case, the pension is really what makes the...

    In my case, the pension is really what makes the strategy possible. Even with Social Security delayed to age 70, we wouldn't have enough guaranteed (and I realize there are policy risks involved)...
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    I don't want to know how you commit mass murder...

    I don't want to know how you commit mass murder by cannibalism.
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    I think you'd really like his short stories,...

    I think you'd really like his short stories, including The Nine Billion Names of God.
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    I'm saying she's imputing motives and attitudes...

    I'm saying she's imputing motives and attitudes ("although they deny it") to her relatives as well as a broad cross-section of the country that reflect a gross oversimplification of a complicated...
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    In The Ages of the Investor, William Bernstein...

    In The Ages of the Investor, William Bernstein asks the question "why keep playing if you've won the game?" If you can live the way you want invested in less-volatile assets, why not? For myself,...
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    I'm trying to arrange things to work around what...

    I'm trying to arrange things to work around what is essentially unknowable. A pension and social security in the low six figures will cover the essentials and feed a reserve for emergencies, capital...
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