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  • To Retire Early or Not To Be, That Is the (Vanity)

    07/14/2017 3:48:57 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 89 replies
    Apprehension | 7-14-17 | Eagles Field
    Approaching 63 early next year I’m seriously considering retiring. Still plan to work, 3 day weekends every week. In ’17 you could make around 20K, after that they would take a dollar off funds for every $2 made over ... apparently that figure will go up in ’18. Naturally the apprehension is giving up 20% for the rest of my life but I have a small pension which evens it out. But money lost nevertheless. What price is wrong for a better quality of life and precious time? Did you retire early and regret it or not and wish you...
  • VANITY: Gunshot-induced Hearing Loss

    07/14/2017 1:20:58 PM PDT · by WKTimpco · 91 replies
    Self | 7/17/2017 | Self
    I need help from my fellow Freepers. An audiologist today found moderate hearing loss in the upper frequencies of my auditory system. She said my pattern is typical of high impact noises. I frequent the gun ranges, etc. Despite my proper use of hearing protection, I usually experience some temporary hearing changes after a couple of hours at the range. Today I discovered from my audiology appointment that these temporary effects are evidence of damage to my hearing, and some of that damage, however slight, has permanent consequences on my hearing, especially on the upper frequencies. Some people shrug off...
  • What Was the Best Advice Your Father Ever Gave You?

    06/18/2017 12:42:24 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 251 replies
    And why?
  • 10 Things You Need More Than A Husband

    05/12/2017 7:38:37 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 131 replies
    Bolde ^ | Averi Clements
    Society places such high importance on getting married that it’s easy to feel almost like a failure if you never manage to find a man to settle down with. While it’s fantastic if you do eventually find a guy you’d like to marry, it’s really no big deal if you never end up getting hitched as long as you have these things: 1. A solid group of friends It doesn’t matter whether your social circle is big or small — what DOES matter is the quality of the people in it. Even the most independent people need at least one...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump and Obama haven’t spoken since Inauguration Day

    04/30/2017 7:26:02 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/30/2017 | Steven Dinan
    Former President Barack Obama and President Trump have not spoken once since the inauguration in January, Mr. Trump confirmed to The Washington Times, adding it’s “too bad” they haven’t been in communication, but he is not surprised given their history. Mr. Trump also brushed aside Mr. Obama’s recent public attacks on him, acknowledging his own barbs aimed at the man whose legacy he upended with his stunning election victory in November. “I wouldn’t say I’ve been exactly great to him either,” Mr. Trump said by way of explanation. {..snip..}
  • Trump Should Pick Ayotte for Justice

    11/13/2016 8:51:18 PM PST · by budj · 100 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/13/16 | George Will
    "...The party's leader is at best indifferent to, and often is hostile to, much of the party's recent catechism: limited government, the rule of law, a restrained executive, fiscal probity,..."
  • If WE advised Trump...

    10/13/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by pjd · 48 replies
    I know Trump must have a lot of professionals advising his campaign, but much of the appeal of Trump is that he is like us. Rich, but like us. I hope that his staff reads FR, and since there are a lot of smart people here that are more middle America, we could probably give Trump some excellent advice that would resonate with middle-America. So that's the idea here. Assuming Trumps staff is lurking here, what advice would you give?
  • Vanity: Suggestions for a high-performance business laptop?

    06/08/2016 6:19:23 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 47 replies
    me ^ | 6/8/2016 | Me
    I am about to embark on a career as an Independent Contractor -- I am a computer consultant (37 years) in the ERP space. I have some pretty good laptops now but I really think I need a high-powered, high-performance Wintel laptop. I would like to keep it at 15" to take with me, although I have a Surface (which I like but has idiosyncrasies) I use for mobility. This is business, not gaming (which I eschew), so I don't think Alienware and its derivatives are what I am looking for.
  • Looking for Freeper input on small business start-up (Vanity)

    02/22/2016 9:32:52 AM PST · by Alberta's Child · 101 replies
    Self | 2/22/16 | Alberta's Child
    I am looking to make a transition in my career this year, and I am starting the process of setting up my own consulting business in my industry. I've got a reputation and track record that my clients seem to value, and I'm looking to break free of the constraints of my corporate role. I will be working with a lawyer and a CPA once I get a little further down the road here (probably when I am ready to get an EIN#), but in the meantime I'd be interested in getting input from other Freepers who may have followed...
  • Semi-Official Thanksgiving Recipe/Advice Thread

    11/22/2015 11:06:59 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 94 replies
    22 Nov 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Go ahean Post 'em here.
  • Considering Home Schooling And Need Help (vanity)

    10/15/2015 4:48:41 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 85 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 10/15/2015 | me
    I just need general advice and links to resources on home schooling. I'm finding the topic a little daunting because I don't know where to begin. My kid is bright and being bullied relentlessly at school. Not by just the kids, but also staff. Admin do nothing because of nepotism, etc. He's 8th grade level, now. I'll leave this here and catch up later to replies. I know there are many FReepers here who home school and would appreciate feedback. I just don't know where to begin and I'm terribly disorganized. I'll make dinner and BBL. Thanks!
  • Lightning blew out my computer! Need to replace. Laptop this time?

    06/19/2015 2:43:57 PM PDT · by onyx · 159 replies
    Free Republic | Friday, June 19, 2015 | Onyx
    A huge thunderstorm ripped through here four days ago. It blew out my TV and my computer. My small town only has a Walmart and an Office Depot. I would prefer to go buy a new computer at Walmart. I'm thinking a laptop would be a better purchase. I have no idea how to install it on my own. I'm thinking of asking a clerk to come home with me to install it and I will pay him $50. I need this new computer installed before the start of our FReepathon on July 1 I will also need one that...
  • 9 Secrets to Keep Your Daughter From Becoming a Slut

    05/22/2015 10:12:39 AM PDT · by WILLIALAL · 33 replies
    PJ LIfestyle ^ | March 9, 2014 | Megan Fox
    Some politically incorrect parenting tips to make sure you don't end up with a Miley Cyrus wannabe in your family......
  • A chance to advance to US Postal Inspection Service, and where to move?

    02/12/2015 3:48:01 AM PST · by Crazieman · 64 replies
    Selfie | 2/12/2014 | Selfie
    I have a chance to apply internally for a position as US Postal Police Officer. I find the opportunity fascinating and exciting. Right now I have a steady schedule as a postal clerk in Wichita, Kansas, after downgrading from supervisor not long ago. Recently divorced, I have few ties other than immediate family. None of the positions available are anywhere near Wichita, and looking at the vast, truth-telling population of Free Republic, I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile to change positions and move to any of the following locations that have opened up. San Francisco, CA Los Angeles, CA...
  • Bill would lift ban on VA doctors advising patients on medical marijuana

    11/22/2014 8:49:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    A new bill aims to make it easier for veterans to talk to their doctors about medical marijuana. The Veterans Equal Access Act, introduced Thursday by Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. and Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., would lift a ban Veterans Affairs doctors face that prevents them from giving opinions or recommendations on medical marijuana to veterans living in states where its use is permitted. "Post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are just as damaging and harmful as any injuries that are visible from the outside," Blumenauer said in a statement, according to the Huffington Post. “Sometimes even more so because of...
  • MARK CUBAN: Here's What Republicans Should Do Next

    10/22/2014 9:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2014 | Colin Campbell
    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban has some advice for the Republican Party: Drop the social issues. "If I was going to give guidance to the Republican Party, ... I'd say, 'Stay completely out of social issues," Cuban said Tuesday morning on CNBC's "Squawk Box." The "Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner said this would allow the GOP to communicate a strong message on the economy. "If you stay out of social issues, then the conversation from that side will only be about economics, and business, and growing business, and ideas," he said. "It should be easy!" Cuban also said he...
  • Some bits of wisdom.

    06/10/2014 11:05:56 AM PDT · by Taxman · 29 replies
    Vanity ^ | 06/10/14 | unk
    Some bits of wisdom! And a note to my friends and compatriots: I often hear people say that although they had lived their lives, and were fairly satisfied, they wouldn't want to live it over again. I disagree. I would like to do it all over again, but with more wisdom and a better sense of purpose. I wouldn't change very much, but I would not waste so much precious time, and I would do everything a lot better. And now an admonition: Always remember; when the issue is great, when the future of society depends on you, when it...
  • Good advice that you wish you had followed. (Vanity)

    05/31/2014 10:31:14 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 39 replies
    me
    All of us have learned from sad experience by doing something we were warned by somebody older and wiser not to do. What's your regret? I'll start.... When I turned 18 (then the legal drinking age), my father said to me, "Son, NEVER get drunk on wine." About 2 years later, I learned how very right he was! I have since passed the same wise advice to my son.
  • What is the best advice you've ever received?

    05/24/2014 9:32:56 PM PDT · by MNDude · 203 replies
    Maybe it was some wise warning your dad once gave you, or maybe it was something useful your coach told you that still guides you today, but what would you consider that best advice you've ever received?
  • The Top 5 Things Graduating Students Need To Hear Before They Go Into The Real World

    05/24/2014 5:29:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2014 | John Hawkins
    All across America at this time of year, there are high school and college students graduating from our education system and heading into the real world. Here's a little advice for them from outside the liberal cocoon their teachers have weaved over the last few years. 1) You were not born special: Everyone is not a winner. Everyone is not a good person. Everyone doesn't deserve to have high self-esteem. Everyone doesn't deserve success. So, what about you? Are you special? Are you a winner? Do you deserve success? That remains to be seen because everything you've done in school...