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“Your life is what you make it.”

Since: Aug 13

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#96289 Feb 23, 2014
upon further review wrote:
<quoted text>Hating the Cardinals is a redeeming quality, I suppose. The Cub rivalry with them is stronger than with the Brewers since Milwaukee was an AL city for so long. Yount had a great career and was/is a class act.
Very few guys know how and when to leave the game. I'm glad Urlacher didn't wind up in Minnesota!
Oh God, me too. I'm glad he made the decision, albeit somewhat forced, to retire a Bear. When I met Yount, I said, "excuse me sir, can I shake your hand? You have been my hero since grade school." He said, wow, thank you. It was really neat to meet one of my childhood heroes. Just wish I had gotten my picture taken with him, but he was in his car. He was up here in Wausau, for a minor league game. Gantner was one of their coaches at the time.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#96291 Feb 23, 2014
Yes, you can be my beer fetcherer. Clothing is optional and I am always thirsty.
HoneyBear1 wrote:
<quoted text> Lol.. Ok, let me know where to send my check. Will I be given a bunch of duties while on probation?? Nice to meet you

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#96293 Feb 23, 2014
Hey! I am tecno! I got my phone to bluetooth with that speaker thingy I bought! Sweet, no cable. I was thinking of just buying a MP3(4) whatever player, but they were all only 4 gig, Some you could bump up with a 16 gig micro sd card, but it occured to me that my phone already has one of those, so I bought a 64gig micro, and put that in the phone, then copied all my music onto the phone, which all told is about 20 gig, so I still got lots of room for whatever else the phone does.

“Your life is what you make it.”

Since: Aug 13

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#96294 Feb 23, 2014
RACE wrote:
Yes, you can be my beer fetcherer. Clothing is optional and I am always thirsty.
<quoted text>
Ok, I can do that, but I cannot promise the beers won't be half gone by the time you get them. Have you ever seen a half drunk, half naked bear? Lol

“Your life is what you make it.”

Since: Aug 13

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#96295 Feb 23, 2014
RACE wrote:
Hey! I am tecno! I got my phone to bluetooth with that speaker thingy I bought! Sweet, no cable. I was thinking of just buying a MP3(4) whatever player, but they were all only 4 gig, Some you could bump up with a 16 gig micro sd card, but it occured to me that my phone already has one of those, so I bought a 64gig micro, and put that in the phone, then copied all my music onto the phone, which all told is about 20 gig, so I still got lots of room for whatever else the phone does.
Sweet. Sounds like a pretty good deal being able to put it all on your phone. I still miss my old flip phone sometimes. Much simpler. This smart phone has more crap and options on it than I even know what to do with. And I hate how it corrects my spelling. Whenever I try to type the f word, it changes it to fountain.. Makes for some very interesting text messages sometimes. One night I tried to text my son that we were having chix brsts for dinner, and it changed it to "children beasts" Stupid smart phone.. Lol

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96296 Feb 23, 2014
squishymama wrote:
I hope you don't use that lame-ass line IRL.
If I had a nickle every time I saw a woman as beautiful as you.... I'd have a nickle

Since: Oct 12

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#96297 Feb 23, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
GBF,
The stock market is going to rise over the long haul regardless too. Everyone and their grandma puts a percentage of their paycheck into their 401k because of the tax incentives for doing so. Tons of money gets Thrown into the stock market, regardless of P/E ratios too.
It's kind of like a pyramid scheme. I don't think its so good from a social planning standpoint ... not that this is Obama's fault.
Sorry, but it sure sounded like they thought it was President Obama's fault, when those same Fortune 500 Corporations weren't hiring...The economy is what it is, and be careful for outside global forces, that influence the markets....Europe isn't really that stable yet, and China and Japan's retraction could wear on everyone, globally....Many leading economists fear what may happen if China's havenots ever rebel.....So far, this recovery has been slow and building, which is just what is needed....anything overheated, might very well throw everyone back into the economic terror of 2007-2008.....We should be thankful of small and steady gains.....

Since: Oct 12

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#96298 Feb 23, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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That's great. Mine was up over 30% last year. However, I do not think Obama is responsible for the stock market gains. I honestly think the stock market woulda done about the same regardless of who was President. I also don't think folks who are much more knowledgeable about such things than you or I attribute such gains to Obama.
Our economy is not doing well. It could be worse, however. I don't blame Obama for this. Again, I don't think it would be that much different regardless of who was in the office.
It will take awhile to recover from the recession. It was quite disruptive. I, myself, lost a lot of money because of it. I did learn a thing or two from it, but it was a very expensive lesson. <ouch>. I am not alone.
I think, we all might thank President Obama for no more new wars or nation building.....that's the kinda stuff that really put's our country in debt....Actually many important sectors of our current economy are doing very well....Building and home sales, slipped last month, but i think this horrible winter, had alot to do with that....

Since: Aug 08

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#96299 Feb 23, 2014
concerned poster wrote:
Yeah ... so what. Beats staying home beating off to gay porn, like you did last night.

We had a blast and have been laughing all day about last night. My wife woke up and said wow ... Just wow. A man should know how to show a lady a good time.

Since: Oct 12

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#96300 Feb 23, 2014
HoneyBear1 wrote:
So, change of pace if that's ok. I'm wondering what you all thought of the Bears decision to release Urlacher. I know it's an old story, but just wondering your take on it. I personally was pretty disappointed. How do you think the Bears will do this year? I've been anxiously awaiting a great season, and another Superbowl run for a few years now. Being a Bears fan living in Packer country can be dangerous at times. Lol
Depending on how much Urlacher had left...It was a horrid decision, as they got beat up...right up the middle, almost the whole season....Lovie would'nt have allowed that....

Since: Aug 08

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#96301 Feb 23, 2014
HoneyBear1 wrote:
<quoted text>I hear ya. My husband had a union pension. The company decided to change to a 401k so of course all the money he had in his pension stayed with the union. He lost it all. Then in 2012 he had a massive heart attack. Drained most of what he had built into his 401k to pay for medical bills. We had insurance but crappy insurance. I was contemplating taking most of my 401k and rolling it into a self directed IRA. I do get some money contributed from the company, so I will probably continue with their 401k and when I get more built back up, keep transferring to an IRA. It seems the best way to go to avoid all the fees.
Oh, I'm sorry to hear all that. I hope he's doing better healthwise.

Yes, I like the idea ... I plan on doing it mostly for diversification. I don't want all my retirement $$ in the market.

Since: Aug 08

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#96302 Feb 23, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, but it sure sounded like they thought it was President Obama's fault, when those same Fortune 500 Corporations weren't hiring...The economy is what it is, and be careful for outside global forces, that influence the markets....Europe isn't really that stable yet, and China and Japan's retraction could wear on everyone, globally....Many leading economists fear what may happen if China's havenots ever rebel.....So far, this recovery has been slow and building, which is just what is needed....anything overheated, might very well throw everyone back into the economic terror of 2007-2008.....We should be thankful of small and steady gains.....
I'm not "they."

Since: Aug 08

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#96304 Feb 23, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I think, we all might thank President Obama for no more new wars or nation building.....that's the kinda stuff that really put's our country in debt....Actually many important sectors of our current economy are doing very well....Building and home sales, slipped last month, but i think this horrible winter, had alot to do with that....
Again, saying he's not as bad as probably the worst President ever, I.e. Bush, does nothing to demonstrate that Obama is a good President. It only means he's better than perhaps the worst President ever. I do not believe Obama's Presidency will be viewed positively in posterity.

His biggest weakness is that he is a poor leader and both the left and right have criticized his leadership ability.

Passing Obamacare at the outset was a terrible thing for his overall Presidency. It is too bad he didn't have someone who was more savvy in terms of Washington politics to advise him of the likely consequences (inability to get anything done). Right or wrong that was a consequence.

Reagan wanted to overhaul SS when he first came into office and James Baker was smart enough to advise him not to touch that issue because it was too treacherous. He reluctantly agreed.

In any case, he is virtually a lame duck President. I don't expect anything will get done while he is in office. 2016 will be better, regardless of who wins. We need someone new in the office.

“Your life is what you make it.”

Since: Aug 13

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#96305 Feb 23, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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Oh, I'm sorry to hear all that. I hope he's doing better healthwise.
Yes, I like the idea ... I plan on doing it mostly for diversification. I don't want all my retirement $$ in the market.
Thank you, yes he's much better. Nearly died but his 1 year check up and stress test went well. He was very lucky. By the time he actually had the heart attack, he was at the hospital. He was having pains at work, but like most men, delayed in going to the hospital until he couldn't take the pain. Less than 15 minutes after arriving at the ER he was in full blown cardiac arrest. He had 100% blockage in the right coronary artery. The dr told us, even if he had been in the ambulance on the way, when the heart attack happened, they wouldn't have been able to save him. We were very lucky. Thank you for asking.

“Your life is what you make it.”

Since: Aug 13

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#96306 Feb 23, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Depending on how much Urlacher had left...It was a horrid decision, as they got beat up...right up the middle, almost the whole season....Lovie would'nt have allowed that....
I agree. With the way the defense played this past season, I bet many of then are missing Urlacher. I know as a fan, I sure am. But I have an Urlacher "Fathead" in my office, so that eases the pain just a little. Lol

Since: Oct 12

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#96307 Feb 23, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, saying he's not as bad as probably the worst President ever, I.e. Bush, does nothing to demonstrate that Obama is a good President. It only means he's better than perhaps the worst President ever. I do not believe Obama's Presidency will be viewed positively in posterity.
His biggest weakness is that he is a poor leader and both the left and right have criticized his leadership ability.
Passing Obamacare at the outset was a terrible thing for his overall Presidency. It is too bad he didn't have someone who was more savvy in terms of Washington politics to advise him of the likely consequences (inability to get anything done). Right or wrong that was a consequence.
Reagan wanted to overhaul SS when he first came into office and James Baker was smart enough to advise him not to touch that issue because it was too treacherous. He reluctantly agreed.
In any case, he is virtually a lame duck President. I don't expect anything will get done while he is in office. 2016 will be better, regardless of who wins. We need someone new in the office.
Historian's would disagree.....Reagan and both Bush's emptied the funds from Social Security, so that Republican's could bitch about it, as we speak....

Since: Oct 12

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#96308 Feb 23, 2014
HoneyBear1 wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. With the way the defense played this past season, I bet many of then are missing Urlacher. I know as a fan, I sure am. But I have an Urlacher "Fathead" in my office, so that eases the pain just a little. Lol
I should get one of the Blackhawk's Duncan Keith, as he had a great Olympics, winning Gold.....

“Your life is what you make it.”

Since: Aug 13

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#96309 Feb 23, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I should get one of the Blackhawk's Duncan Keith, as he had a great Olympics, winning Gold.....
They really are life size!! I still want to get the Bears head one for my other wall.

Since: Aug 08

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#96310 Feb 23, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Historian's would disagree.....Reagan and both Bush's emptied the funds from Social Security, so that Republican's could bitch about it, as we speak....
They would? Those changes were made near the end of his first term, not at the start, which is what I was speaking too (timing).

It was also bipartisan and passed by a democrat controlled house. So blame is not solely Reagan's. That change also coincided with increasing the SS tax, which, while I agree it was not wise to move the funds to general fund, provides more revenue than there would otherwise be.

In President Obama's first presidential debate with Mitt Romney, he said, Social Security is "going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Speaker -- Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill."

Seems like Obama, the guy you think is fan-freaking-tastic and the best President EVAH :p, thought highly of it too and praised it as a model.

Also, while you spin it and try to make it out as if SS surpluses were spent while republican Presidents were in office, the SS surpluses were spent when Clinton was in office. It also happened in 2009 when Obama was in office. The same would continue to happen under Obama, but there aren't surpluses anymore.

As much as I don't like that money being in the general fund, I would wager the system would be currently worst off but for the increase in SS taxes when Reagan was in office. A better law would have increased the tax and not put it in the general fund, however.

Since: Aug 08

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#96311 Feb 23, 2014
HoneyBear1 wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you, yes he's much better. Nearly died but his 1 year check up and stress test went well. He was very lucky. By the time he actually had the heart attack, he was at the hospital. He was having pains at work, but like most men, delayed in going to the hospital until he couldn't take the pain. Less than 15 minutes after arriving at the ER he was in full blown cardiac arrest. He had 100% blockage in the right coronary artery. The dr told us, even if he had been in the ambulance on the way, when the heart attack happened, they wouldn't have been able to save him. We were very lucky. Thank you for asking.
I'm glad to hear he's doing better and that, given the circumstances, it wasn't much worse.

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