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    DH wanted to go to a movie. I've had 4 movie...

    DH wanted to go to a movie. I've had 4 movie tickets sitting her for a very long time-gifts, I think from my boss. Thank goodness they don't expire.

    No $8 popcorn, no $5 soda. Just a free movie.
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    The Magnolia influence is HUGE in this country:( ...

    The Magnolia influence is HUGE in this country:( We quit watching as we felt like all the homes began to look the same.

    I will say, they've done wonders for the economy in WACO however. And in...
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    Another great idea. Our Women's and Childrens'...

    Another great idea. Our Women's and Childrens' alliance always has a need list on their website!
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    Nice ideas all. Most giftcards are Amazon. 1 is...

    Nice ideas all. Most giftcards are Amazon. 1 is a local restaurant. 1 is Joann.

    I have a niece who graduated from A&M with her Masters' Ed and teaching certificate teaching 8th grade science. ...
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    Dinner from the freezer: half of a container of...

    Dinner from the freezer: half of a container of cheese tortellini and a package of my Italian spiced garden ratatouille. YUM!

    Tomorrow: pulled pork from the freezer and the remaining acorn...
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    Dad's variation was, "watch every penny, the...

    Dad's variation was, "watch every penny, the dollars spend themselves". As a dairy farmer, he had to buy cows, feed, tractor/loader/holding tank and the hired milkers. But he didn't need 5 pair of...
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    An Odd Conundrum

    Perhaps not in the general population but here amongst us-likely.
    I have an accumulated $425 cash and $300 in gift cards that were gifts for my retirement. And here it sits.

    Nothing I want. ...
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    You know your cat best. When the usual happy...

    You know your cat best. When the usual happy behavior changes enough to make you worried, that's when you euthanize. Cats don't "aim to please" like dogs, so IMO it is easier to tell. (Cats all my...
  9. Thread: OK Boomer

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    When retired billionaires have surgery and the...

    When retired billionaires have surgery and the bill is paid by Medicare resulting in a loss just to breakeven................. Any difference? And yes, it is rarely possibly to provide a surgical...
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    I've never heard of this! I would call and...

    I've never heard of this! I would call and discuss before ordering new glasses.
  11. I did 3 majors (for me) this morning. 1&2: In...

    I did 3 majors (for me) this morning. 1&2: In my quilting studio I have 2 corkboards. I went through everything pinned and got rid of all the quilt ideas/photos/notes that don't appeal to me or...
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    I continue to use stuff from the freezer before...

    I continue to use stuff from the freezer before it ages out via frostbite :~)

    Last night we had homemade mac n cheese. I finished off a quart bag of peas from the May harvest. I shelled them ALL...
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    Nope. That's why my colleague had 1 lens for...

    Nope. That's why my colleague had 1 lens for near and 1 for far vision with her cataract removals.
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    One of my colleagues decided to get her lens...

    One of my colleagues decided to get her lens opposite. 1 for near vision and 1 for far vision. She loves her lenses and is glad to be rid of her cataracts!
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    Yes, as an OR RN and specifically Orthopedics,...

    Yes, as an OR RN and specifically Orthopedics, that makes perfect sense to me. I'm so HAPPY it is healing and has reduced his pain!!!!
  16. Thread: Taxes

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    My point is that the primary source for these...

    My point is that the primary source for these programs is NOT federal income tax we pay. They are separate payroll taxes paid by the worker and the employer.
  17. Thread: Taxes

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    Hardly. He wrote a check for a $70k pickup, as...

    Hardly. He wrote a check for a $70k pickup, as an example. Self-employed farmers have a knack for 100% writeoffs and "losses". Tax attorney and accountant team kept his tax rate nominal or...
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    I posted the sources in an earlier message. 26%...

    I posted the sources in an earlier message. 26% does not come from additional taxation but the FED takes credit for all of it even though this comes from trust funds that yes, we all pay into.
  19. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    What you are loosing is the ability to put more $...

    What you are loosing is the ability to put more $ away pre-tax. HR should give you all 401k information. Call benefits!
  20. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    Dollar cost averaging takes time. People want $...

    Dollar cost averaging takes time. People want $ growth to be instant, so they don't even bother to start.
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    Social security source: In 2018, $885.1...

    Social security source:

    In 2018, $885.1 billion (88.2 percent) of total Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance income came from payroll taxes. The remainder was provided by...
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    I wholeheartedly agree with you IL. Having...

    I wholeheartedly agree with you IL.

    Having worked on the inside for the recent 39 years, the surgical improvement of health and well-being in this country is astounding. The changes during that...
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    Surgeons are usually consistent about discussing:...

    Surgeons are usually consistent about discussing: risks, benefit, alternatives.

    Learn about this problem here: https://share.upmc.com/2015/03/malunion-vs-nonunion-fractures/

    I have 24...
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    It sounds like you have already made the decision...

    It sounds like you have already made the decision to live with it, but I will comment anyway.

    Injections need to be spaced. 6 week minimum is the standard of care. So right there you have 12...
  25. We looked at one back in 1991 when shopping for...

    We looked at one back in 1991 when shopping for our final home. The cost of bringing electrical and plumbing to current standard alone was cost-prohibitive for us.

    Take a contractor with you to...
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