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Budget Insanity

Nils3 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 8:36 AM
"Few of us realize that most of us get back up to three times what we paid in, "' I don't know who the "us" is. Those born in the 20s, maybe? But the "us" born in the 40s or 50s (JS was born in 1947) will not be getting back what we paid in, Allowing for adjusting for inflation, when I retire in a few years, I will get MUCH LESS than I paid in, under plausible assumptions. And WAY LESS than if I had had the option of entrusting Wall Street with my pension money than iif (as was the case) my government just took it. (Obama asked us whom we would trust between the two. Empirically, Wall Street is a much better bet.) Nils Andersson
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Keeping Nature Exactly as Is ... Forever

Nils3 Wrote: May 02, 2012 12:11 PM
No. Nils Andersson
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Keeping Nature Exactly as Is ... Forever

Nils3 Wrote: May 02, 2012 12:10 PM
Well, the Pleistocene was not so bad. For one thing, "we" had just won a decisive victory in the class struggle - "we" here meaning us mammals. Nils Andersson
Actually, Michelle's math is off. If the "certified Cherokee" holds up, it makes her 1/32 Cherokee, or about 3%. But, the federal government requires 1/16 to qualify. I know, because my wife was 1/16 Indian but flatly refused to use this fact. Our son fails of course, at 1/32. The tribes, however, have varying but stricter requirements than the federal government. Nils
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