rocketjoe79

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Highly recommend "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix
by rocketjoe79 on 15 Sep 2020  Posted 3 days ago
Setting aside Netflix controversies for the moment, "The Social Dilemma" on Nexflix is a very good "documentary" on Social Media's impact on society. It's ultimately a call for regulation on...

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Rasmussen Polls: People don't like Violence (rasmussenreports.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 15 Sep 2020  1 comment, latest 3 days ago
https://www.rasmussenreports.c

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This is a pandemic? (npr.org)
by rocketjoe79 on 31 Aug 2020  27 comments, latest 17 days ago
Let's use NPR's numbers:https://www.npr.org/se I live in California: we have about 40 million people. We have 700K "cases": this is a 1.75% case rate. We have had about 13K deaths,...

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Kim Klacik's Super Powerful Ad. (twitter.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 18 Aug 2020  7 comments, latest a month ago
https://twitter.com/kimKBaltim

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Mail-In Ballots - how this all plays out on Election Day.
by rocketjoe79 on 12 Aug 2020  8 comments, latest a month ago
The Dems want mail-in Ballots everywhere. Why?Fast forward to Election Day. The Media will be doing exit polls and trying to guess the outcome. If the results are not a...

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Got my first Biden Voter Survey today
by rocketjoe79 on 10 Aug 2020  5 comments, latest a month ago
And lied all the way. So much fun!

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Babylon Bee is da bestest (babylonbee.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 14 Jul 2020  Posted 2 months ago
Needs no introduction:https://babylonbe

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I've cancelled Kapernick. This guy is a nutcase. (foxnews.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 4 Jul 2020  8 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://www.foxnews.com/sports Cancel culture: I've cancelled Kapernick. Wow. Just wow.

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What happened to the coverage of the CV-19 DEATH rate?
by rocketjoe79 on 18 Jun 2020  7 comments, latest 3 months ago
All news coverage appears to be about "infection rate" - no mention of any increased death rate. I'd like to know, but the Johns Hopkins site also seems to unintentionally...

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Aunt Jemima has (finally) retired (thetakeout.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 17 Jun 2020  17 comments, latest 3 months ago
This is what our children worry about today. Both sad and ridiculous. https://thetakeout.com/aunt-je This quote straight in the text of the article: "Looks like it only took 130 years for...

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George Floyd's brother and Justice
by rocketjoe79 on 10 Jun 2020  5 comments, latest 3 months ago
George Floyd's brother is asking for Justice. It's unlikely this will be the "justice" the rioters are looking for. The mob wants life imprisonment for the cop. Never gonna happen....

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Low interest rates!
by rocketjoe79 on 2 Jun 2020  8 comments, latest 3 months ago
I'm getting another refi from 3.25% to 2.5% (1/4 point buydown for -$300 a month.) My son the finance wiz says it's a killer deal. Payback is about 4 years....

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Further indications of the unfitness of candidates: namecalling (foxnews.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 18 May 2020  6 comments, latest 4 months ago
Namecalling: https://www.foxnews.com/politi

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The White House Daily posts are actually worth reading (whitehouse.gov)
by rocketjoe79 on 13 May 2020  Posted 4 months ago
I subscribe to the White house daily email. https://www.whitehouse.gov/160 Yes, there is certainly some propaganda from the current administration. But, it usually has some pretty uplifting news. I need some...

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Here we go again! Biden Polling to Win the Election!! (foxnews.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 20 Apr 2020  20 comments, latest 5 months ago
6 months out and Biden has a 6 point lead in the polls!!https://www.foxnews.com Yes, Please let them think they'll win again. That way the regular old conservatives will do their...

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Is Cuomo shouting a lot to cover his tracks? (cnbc.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 10 Apr 2020  6 comments, latest 5 months ago
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/1 The data would imply New York State did a poor job preparing and shutting down the state early enough to flatten the virus curve. Cuomo is trying to blame...

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Patrick.net suggestion?
by rocketjoe79 on 1 Apr 2020  13 comments, latest 6 months ago
Hi, Patrick - When I click on a link on Patrick.net, it takes me to the site, rather than opening a new tab. When I close the tab, I lose...

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Best Scott Adams (Dilbert Guy) Podcast yet (scottadamssays.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 15 Feb 2020  3 comments, latest 7 months ago
Scott put out a great podcast almost every day. In this one:https://www.scottadamssays He highlights how some of the Dem pundits that are finally realizing how effective Trump actually is. Realizing...

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Starlink - I'm going to invest
by rocketjoe79 on 7 Feb 2020  10 comments, latest 7 months ago
There is good intel Musk will take his new satellite internet company public. I'm buying in as instantly as possible. Any thoughts?

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Civil War Outcomes
by rocketjoe79 on 11 Dec 2019  6 comments, latest 9 months ago
There was a Civil War thread already, but I wanted to expand the thinking: as long as we're having a civil war, let's do it right! First, California would have...

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Bloomberg making a presidential run?
by rocketjoe79 on 7 Nov 2019  38 comments, latest 9 months ago
He's the only one with enough money to make a run, that's for sure.CBS News:

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The only Podcast I'm listening to regularly. (scottadamssays.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 24 Nov 2019  5 comments, latest 10 months ago
https://www.scottadamssays.com Scott Adams is the author of Dilbert and several other books. He also does this Podcast in Periscope, an app.

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So Justice Ginsberg just got home from the hospital? Why no media reports of her going in? (cnbc.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 24 Nov 2019  Posted 10 months ago
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/2 Funny how we only hear of this AFTER she returns home. Crikey, this woman gets a sniffle and the Surgeon General, Mayo Clinic and John Hopkins staff all respond.

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Rolled my IRA to Personal Capital - thoughts?
by rocketjoe79 on 20 Nov 2019  10 comments, latest 10 months ago
I got separated from my company and took the lump sum. Rolled it over to Personal Capital. I'm paying 0.79% fees. Here is my allocation:Cash 1.88% Int'l bonds 6.3%, US...

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Here's another new show I won't be watching... (hollywoodreporter.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 4 Oct 2019  13 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.hollywoodreporter. (Threw up a little in my mouth first time I read this.)

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Finnish Sword Attack Kills 1, injures 10 (nypost.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 1 Oct 2019  7 comments, latest a year ago
https://nypost.com/2019/10/01/ Taking Bets on the Religious persuasion of the perp.

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I have been Terminated! Should I take a lump sum pension and invest it?
by rocketjoe79 on 3 Sep 2019  32 comments, latest a year ago
Yep, company decided to shutter the division I was working for. So I'll be a "free agent" Sep 15. I'm 62 this month, so I could just retire. I'm seriously...

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Let's shut Down China
by rocketjoe79 on 25 Aug 2019  15 comments, latest a year ago
This country has enough coal to power the USA for 3000 years at current rates. And we can burn it cleanly. But, no, let's engage in wildly more expensive and...

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Is it time for me to move my 401k to safety stocks? (ycharts.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 13 Jun 2019  22 comments, latest a year ago
PMI is averaging down last 6 mos: https://ycharts.com/indicators Morgan Stanley doom and gloom: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/1 I can wait it out for a few months and buy back in later?

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What a surprise: Men afraid to mentor women (nypost.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 17 May 2019  6 comments, latest a year ago
It's from the NYPost, but whatev: https://nypost.com/2019/05/17/

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Oakland TV Crew Mugged and Shot (splinternews.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 25 Feb 2019  16 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://splinternews.com/tv-cr What's most interesting about this is that the crew had a security guard attached to them for this event. How many other cities need protection for news crews just...

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Today's males aren't sure how to be male (bespokepost.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 10 Jan 2019  16 comments, latest 2 years ago
Young men now have a site where they can buy stuff to identify as a man: https://www.bespokepost.com/ <<--this is a real thing. They may want to be men, but that's...

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Retirement Lump sum question
by rocketjoe79 on 8 Jan 2019  13 comments, latest 2 years ago
Ok. All you smart PatNet financial wizards: My company locked my pension in 2016. I'm still working for the company, but no more increase for my pension. I can take...

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Clinton Email Case opened by District Judge (washingtonpost.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 6 Jan 2019  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com It's about time.

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Washington Post: Rachel Mitchells Summary: She questioned Kavanaugh's First Accuser (apps.washingtonpost.com)
by rocketjoe79 on 30 Sep 2018  9 comments, latest 2 years ago
It's all here, read for yourself: http://apps.washingtonpost.com It's great to be able to read the real data sometimes, untainted by the media.

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Time's almost out for Hilairy
by rocketjoe79 on 19 Dec 2016  1 comment, latest 4 years ago
#politics 4:18 p.m. – Donald Trump, 256 | Hillary Clinton, 139 | Other, 4 The eleven members of the Electoral College from Massachusetts have chosen Clinton for president and brought...

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Need help with the math
by rocketjoe79 on 16 May 2012  6 comments, latest 8 years ago
My son tells me to buy into stocks using the following scheme: if the market drops 5%, put 5% of your portfolio into the market. Likewise, I guess when the...
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