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by salaryguru
Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: ES to be executed?
Replies: 30
Views: 28419

. . .Salarygruru: As a kid I was very empathic and sensitive of others being ill treated, likely learned from being bullied by my older brotehr and abused by my mom. I also gained strong negative feelings from a "pious" elderly baptist babysitter who took care of me at times, and similarly I sensed...
by salaryguru
Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: ES to be executed?
Replies: 30
Views: 28419

Was it required reading? No, not for me. My older brother turned me on to the story. It may have been required reading for him. I haven't read the story in over 30 years, but I remember it had an effect on me. I grew up in a small town dominated by religious fundamentalists (including my parents an...
by salaryguru
Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: ES to be executed?
Replies: 30
Views: 28419

Don't know about the movie, but I remember reading the short story. It was one of my favorites when I was in high school. :D An Essay on Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": http://www.netwood.net/~kosenko/jackson.html Review of the story: http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/british_literature/104385
by salaryguru
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: ES to be executed?
Replies: 30
Views: 28419

I voted, "No, but some form of torture would be appropriate." I believe that the form of torture should be that he is forced to continue managing this site. If that's not punishment, I don't know what is. :D:D:D
by salaryguru
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Quick introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 22974

I find that bunny terrifying. What's it hiding? Why is it disguised? It was just an innocent blue bunny, minding it's own business, when it was kidnapped and force to wear the Groucho nose. Pictures were taken for purposes of blackmail. Actually, that was my children's idea of a joke many years ago...
by salaryguru
Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Quick introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 22974

arrete,

I find that bunny terrifying. What's it hiding? Why is it disguised?

:):D:lol:
by salaryguru
Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Quick introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 22974

I've only kayaked once. It was down the San Juan river in Utah. I've very interested in archaeology and my DW and I commissioned a rafting trip down the San Juan to see a number of ruins and petroglyphs. I did enjoy the kayaking but haven't taken the opportunity to do it again.

:D:D:D
by salaryguru
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Fool.com REHP membership and comps
Replies: 8
Views: 5976

I haven't thought about the Fool in years. I stumbled onto their site several years ago and became an avid lurker for many months. I took one of their online courses on retirement plannning and started posting fairly regularly. I got a lot out of TMF. When they decided to charge a fee, I struggled w...
by salaryguru
Thu Jul 08, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: squared one- from the beating a dead horse department
Replies: 62
Views: 32021

Sigh. . . . SG: yes, I know you made other points, and I am not trying to say that what John R. is doing is correct. I think he has gone over the edge of data-mining, and have tried to argue with him about what he can really say. He is convinced his assumptions are reasonable. Fine. It's his money,...
by salaryguru
Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: squared one- from the beating a dead horse department
Replies: 62
Views: 32021

...FWIW, it is not PE10 vs SWR that is supposed to be linear, it is 1/PE10 vs SWR. It does actually look pretty linear if you throw away all the data before 1923. John R. has given a plausibility argument for why this should be so. . . Bpp First, recognize that this is only one of 5 points I made. ...
by salaryguru
Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: squared one- from the beating a dead horse department
Replies: 62
Views: 32021

. . . This contains an explanation of my reasons for deleting the SalaryGuru word game post. m . . . hocus, There was nothing about my post that was a "word game". My post was direct, completely accurate, and contained nothing that was not in good taste. Everyone but you and JWR who poste...
by salaryguru
Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:45 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Congratulations
Replies: 63
Views: 33718

"As far as seeking an action to ban someone from the board, I do not believe I have ever done that . . . for Bernstein, for hocus, or for anyone else. " -SG Intercst did. You might want to reflect on what that says about his confidence in his ability to defend his SWR claims in reasoned d...
by salaryguru
Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Congratulations
Replies: 63
Views: 33718

Hi hocus, . . . If William Bernstein showed up at one of the FIRE/Passion Saving/Retire Early boards to post in an honest and informed way on what the historical data says re SWRs, would you refer to him as a troll and seek to have him banned from further participation, SalaryGuru? No. I would not r...
by salaryguru
Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Congratulations
Replies: 63
Views: 33718

. . .There was a post by Nords at the Early Retirement Forum a few days ago in which he advised a newcomer to take a look at the REHP study to determine what is safe. Not one community member challenged that advice. . . Yes, I remember that post. And not one of the dozens of successful and seasoned...
by salaryguru
Sat Jun 19, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: SWR Research Group
Topic: Dead Posts File
Replies: 16
Views: 13027

"I don't think SG would disagree with any comment that says, "I believe 4% is HIGHLY likely to be UNSAFE for the following reasons..." What do you say, SalaryGuru? I wouldn't want you to think I'm responding in a way that is playing word games. Here's what I posted on the FIRE boards...
by salaryguru
Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: SWR Research Group
Topic: Dead Posts File
Replies: 16
Views: 13027

I deleted a post from this board this morning. It was a post put forward by SalaryGuru. It was a word game post. . . It's your board and you can do what you want. But my own feeling is that the "word game" is not being played by me. My comments were brief, 100% accurate, and directly focu...
by salaryguru
Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: SWR Research Group
Topic: SWR as a Tool
Replies: 22
Views: 10390

. . . We have shown that current valuations and dividend yields are well outside of the historical range used in those studies. The older 4% number is not safe. . . . The fact that valuations based on backward looking metrics are high is well-known. That fact does not logically imply your conclusio...
by salaryguru
Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:15 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: I have retired
Replies: 44
Views: 23179

SG - Who said I was talking about you? . . . . TH, I don't want to waste more of anyone's time on this, but in answer to the above question: You did. You addressed me specifically. You wrote SalaryGuru - You give sage advice. . . then followed up with the paragraphs that I quoted. I can only say th...
by salaryguru
Mon Jun 14, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: I have retired
Replies: 44
Views: 23179

SalaryGuru - You give sage advice. I've learned that when someone argues their position by miscalculating numbers by seven figures in their favor, claims people have said things they never said, claims "many" people feel a certain way when there is no evidence of that, contradict themselv...
by salaryguru
Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 55
Views: 27967

I was a part of the TMF boards before they went to the dark side. I've been a participant in both of intrcst's boards. And I participate in Dory36's board (as well as this one). I've seen my share of trolls come to the boards -- in some cases the same one over and over again. In every case they hurt...