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    colors

    I hate to be the "know-it-all", but as a Penn Stater myself, I can tell you the very first Penn State uniforms were pink and black.

    Of course this was back in the latter half of the 1800's, but it...
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    Poll: social security

    This will be my final post on the subject, then I can get onto more important topics like how to get my dog to stop his cheating ways.

    Here is a link to a Cato Institute study on social security...
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    Poll: social security

    Seems FDR was a supporter of private accounts:

    In a Jan. 17, 1935, address to Congress, Roosevelt, the originator of the federal retirement system, looked into the future and saw the need to move...
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    Poll: social security

    Here is a good social security privatization calculator that will calculate your benefit based on current age and income and collection at age 65:

    http://www.daveramsey.com/etc/social_security/
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    Poll: social security

    Found this on Dave Ramsey's financial management website. The 10.99% return is based on the return of the thrift savings plan available to all gov't/military employees. Note, it doesn't account for...
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    Poll: social security

    The only thing I "assume" is that I can better manage my retirement savings than the government and that it is more appropriate that I do so. I believe this is a valid assumption.

    1. As I already...
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    Poll: social security

    Regardless of the percentage you consider reasonable, the S&P 500 (and any fund indexed to it) far exceeds the performance of social security and the money in these accounts would be yours.

    I...
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    Poll: social security

    In his book Stocks for the Long Run, Jeremy Siegel reports that the total return for U.S. stocks between 1926 and 2001 was 10.2% per year.

    Note the dates include the both infamous stock market...
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    Poll: social security

    Just crunched some numbers.

    If I took the entire amount I pay into SS each month and invested it at a conservative avg rate of return of 8% for 45 years (say from age 21 to 66), that fund would be...
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    Poll: social security

    To roughly quote Zell Miller:

    "The Sunnis and Shiites will be able to agree on a constitution before the Democrats and Republicates will be able to agree on social security!"
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    Poll: social security

    It should be noted that under the new proposal, no one will be forced to put their money into a private account, it is just another option. Does anyone here think that the government can earn a...
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    Poll: Social Security - GDG

    Attempting an unscientific survey regarding social security. Don't wish for this to turn into a political fight, just a random sampling of folks opinions regarding the best options for the future of...
  13. Thread: layout blinds

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    layout blinds

    Well, I received the x'lander in the mail.

    Easy to setup, very comfy, low profile, wide back rest, dog can curl up at my feet and exit via zipper at the bottom, no springloaded doors to pop open...
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    SD2000

    I emailed sportdog asking if I could buy the camo collar separately for use with my 2400.

    They sent one free the same day. Now that's customer service!
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    SD2400

    I emailed sportdog asking if one could buy the camo SD2000 collar separately to use with my 2400.

    They sent one free of charge the same day. Talk about customer service!
  16. Thread: layout blinds

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    layout blinds

    The final approach eliminator top gun also is made for standing water 8" deep but costs $330 and looks huge to me.

    Made it to the local outfitter to side by side compare. Decided on the final...
  17. Thread: layout blinds

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    layout blinds

    I'm considering buying a layout blind. Catalog descriptions of various brands and models all sound the same.

    I am looking at the final approach eliminator and Xlander as well as the Avery Finisher...
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