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Comment: Re:Too poor (Score 0) 199

by phantomfive (#46779743) Attached to: I expect to retire ...

I'll never be able to retire. Never made enough money, and never had enough, early enough for a useful 401k. Two bubbles bursting killed what little I was able to afford to put away. My parents technically didn't retire either,

Sounds like what really happened here is your parents had poor money management skills, and you learned from them. Sorry about that.

No one ever has enough money when they have poor money management skills, even if they make millions.

Comment: Re:NYTimes is left I believe. (Score 1) 282

by phantomfive (#46776131) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?
The thing is, the NYT has a lot of high quality articles still, even if their newsroom is all liberal. They go deeply into subjects and do good research. You shouldn't believe everything they say, and if it's important, you should verify; but they give you good overview of the world.

Another high quality newspaper is the Wall Street Journal. If you're looking for print, it can't be beat, for similar reasons. The main difference is the WSJ focuses more on economic issues, and the NYT focuses more on social issues.

The editorial staff of both newspapers is mediocre, but the quality of the guest editorials can't be beaten, in both papers. You have ex presidents, or the commanding officer of the armed forces of Lebanon. Maybe you don't agree with the guest editorials, but they are often worth reading, more than the average blogger.

Comment: Re:recent spate of mass killings? (Score 1) 1553

by phantomfive (#46769751) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
Homicides are different than mass killings. Check out the number of mass killings since 1906 for something comparable. I'm sure you're smart enough to realize the difference, so I don't even know what you are trying to accomplish by bringing up the wrong data there.

Comment: Re:Are you kidding yourself? (Score 1) 780

by phantomfive (#46769421) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Folks, it's time for a http://conventionofstates.com/ [conventionofstates.com]

No. It's guaranteed that whatever comes out of that will be worse than what we have now (and probably favor whichever party has the most representatives at the convention). Remember, the people who wrote the last constitution wrote the federalist papers. The ones representing us now haven't even read them.

Lend money to a bad debtor and he will hate you.

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