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drogulus

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on November 27, 2023, 11:19:44 AMOnsen (waffle) towels.

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$35
   
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Shipping
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Taxes
    $0

Total
    $35 USD

     Look, I bought a Cyber Towel!
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Dry Brett Kavanaugh


drogulus


    In the Stock Market, Don't Buy and Sell. Just Hold.

     I would put it differently such that one should Always Be Buying.



I'd be happier knowing a way of beating the market regularly, of course. I'd rather be a stellar performer, not an average one.

But, as it turns out, striving to be average is probably a wise choice. Just match the market returns; don't try to beat the market by buying and selling at moments that seem like great opportunities. You're likely to hurt yourself.


     That's right. Don't beat the market, own it.
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drogulus






     I think you can see why the US talks to China about climate stuff.
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Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on November 07, 2023, 06:24:43 AMWorkers with in-office jobs spend about $31/day that they wouldn't working from home.


https://moneywise.com/employment/americans-spend-51-dollars-a-day-when-they-work-at-the-office-heres-what-employers-need-to-change?utm_source=syn_oath_mon&utm_medium=C&utm_campaign=35306&utm_content=oath_mon_35306_spend+about+%2431+more
Interesting article.  Looking at the list, I can see how to cut back at least $29:  fix and bring in your own lunch, *breakfast (*or eat it at home--radical idea I know--depending upon ones work hours of course), coffee (beverages) and snacks.  And, yes, it would cost you a bit re food, but you would be doing that anyway if you were working from home.  I suspect that there are not that many companies (outside of Google) that provide three meals a day.

PD

If you're paying for doggie day care, that could add up.
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Spotted Horses

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on November 07, 2023, 06:24:43 AMWorkers with in-office jobs spend about $31/day that they wouldn't working from home.

I'd be willing to spend a lot more that $31 per day if I could work in an office.
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Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: drogulus on November 27, 2023, 01:25:46 PMOrder summary

    Waffle Bath Towel × 1

Forest / Individual
CYBER MONDAY 30% OFF (-$15)   

$35
   
Subtotal
    $35

Shipping
    $0

Taxes
    $0

Total
    $35 USD

     Look, I bought a Cyber Towel!
I hadn't heard of them before now.  Are you thinking of giving it a test run and then maybe buying a set?

PD
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drogulus

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on November 29, 2023, 05:03:12 AMI hadn't heard of them before now.  Are you thinking of giving it a test run and then maybe buying a set?

PD

    No, I wanted to buy something on my new AMEX card and....

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on November 27, 2023, 11:19:44 AMOnsen (waffle) towels.


    ....so I bought the towel.
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DavidW

Quote from: drogulus on November 29, 2023, 06:56:10 AMNo, I wanted to buy something on my new AMEX card and....


    ....so I bought the towel.

This definitely fits the bill for unimportant news! :laugh:

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steve ridgway

Church roof solar panels rejected for being 'out of character'

A common story in the modern Britain. For all the talk of climate disaster, the overriding concern is that nothing old should change.

BBC News

DavidW

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on November 29, 2023, 10:05:21 AMHow women drinkers could save the male-centric beer industry. BBC.


https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20231127-how-women-drinkers-could-save-the-male-centric-beer-industry

Quote"We looked at rating data from [ratings website] BeerAdvocate and found that the majority of the top 10 beers for users who identified as female were sour beers versus high-ABV IPAs and stouts that rated highest for men," says Hankinson.

I've also seen this when I used to go out to the bar with friends.

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drogulus

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Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: drogulus on December 01, 2023, 11:26:44 AMKona for Congress. :D

   
I don't know Kona, but he(?) looks like he means business!

But, seriously, I do feel sorry for the constituents who voted for G.S. and had no one to look out for their interests and for those whom he allegedly stole from/swindled....the stories go on and on.

PD
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LKB

Quote from: drogulus on December 01, 2023, 11:26:44 AMKona for Congress. :D

   

MTG would object, the thought of yet another House freshman possessed of a superior intellect would be intolerable...  >:D
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drogulus



     Total employment is now 5 million above the pre-pandemic peak.

     
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SimonNZ

Quote from: drogulus on December 08, 2023, 02:54:56 PM

     Total employment is now 5 million above the pre-pandemic peak.

     

"Dems leave unemployment nowhere to go but up"

drogulus

Quote from: SimonNZ on December 08, 2023, 05:48:10 PM"Dems leave unemployment nowhere to go but up"

    Yeah the cruelty is the point.

    Siriusly , I think this job thing is way overblown. What about the Debt? Now that's something we really should be concerned about. How are we going to pay the government if they ask for it back? Any ideas?
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