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  1. AllieVi

    A letter to all women from men.

    YIKES!! I'm seriously considering contract renegotiation...
  2. AllieVi

    A letter to all women from men.

    I made an agreement with my wife when we got married. I’d take care of everything “A”, “B” and “D” through “Z.” She’d get just that one remaining letter, “C”. Cooking Cleaning Child Rearing Carpet Sweeping Canine Maintenance Cat Maintenance Car Care Car Refueling Car Insurance Car...
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    Lets hope this engine is legit

    Yes, that’s the way it typically goes. A never-ending supply of rubes willing to throw their money at this type of venture will always exist. On the plus side, the original developer gets to pursue a dream and the rubes get to live in hope of eventual wealth that’s always just out of reach.
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    Lets hope this engine is legit

    Apparently, many like to think a bubba can figure out how to do in his back yard what the entire world's combined engineering talent in well-equipped labs can't.
  5. AllieVi

    Funny Phone Call

    Here's a funny youtube item. Someone played with a DISH phone solicitor and recorded the conversation. It was then played on a radio station. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un_PjRXV5l8
  6. AllieVi

    RV movie vehicle question

    Here's a link...
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    Question about Proposed Tax Rebate

    Nothing that is done now will affect the filing of your 2007 taxes.
  8. AllieVi

    2008 Stock Market Crash

    I wish you luck. If you think now is a good time to buy, I suspect you’ll become even more ecstatic over the next couple months…
  9. AllieVi

    2008 Stock Market Crash

    Sure looks that way. I just posted a note in the Pit that the DOW futures as of now (midday Jan 21) indicate it will open tomorrow at about 11,600. That’s down about 500 points from Friday’s close that ended a week that was down 500. Markets all over the world tumbled today, but we won’t see the...
  10. AllieVi

    Oil hits $100 a barrel

    Must have been a misprint. It's less than half a trillion (no small sum, of course) Here’s a link to the actual figures… http://www.treas.gov/tic/mfh.txt
  11. AllieVi

    Oil hits $100 a barrel

    When oil was $20 a barrel, everyone said our way of life would end if it got to $40. At $40 we all said we’d change our ways at $60. At $60 we said… (etc., etc.). Now that it’s at or near $100, I see few changes in the way we live our lives. People still seem to drive as much as ever and I...
  12. AllieVi

    CompUSA

    I see that CompUSA is going bye bye... Washington Post article here (subscription required).
  13. AllieVi

    How high will gas go? Jim Cramer says...

    I couldn't find any reference to one item that will be the deciding factor for many - air conditioning (or the lack of it).
  14. AllieVi

    How high will gas go? Jim Cramer says...

    Driving habits are definitely hard to break, but I don’t agree that people will continue to buy the guzzlers like they have in the past. Some will, of course, but when it’s time for a new vehicle, most will be checking out the MPG figures. The fallout in the economy is hard to predict. The...
  15. AllieVi

    Do you trade stocks etc?

    I do a good bit of short-term trading, including options. Options offer the lure of spectacular profits and losses and aren’t for the feint of heart. Many option strategies exist and I’ve been successful at losing money using each of them. :) The safest way to use options and a good way to...
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    How high will gas go? Jim Cramer says...

    It’s interesting to note how the gas price “comfort level” has changed over the last few years. Each time the price climbs, everyone bitches & moans and looks for alternatives or ways to use less. When the price drops a bit, the bitching stops, people feel relieved and resume their old habits...
  17. AllieVi

    Wtf? Haha!

    Yikes! A heat pump unit isn’t much more expensive than one that’s A/C only. I’m amazed that they aren’t the norm, particularly in Florida’s mild climate. You’re not talking about window units, are you?
  18. AllieVi

    Fed cuts interest rates 0.5% ; Dow up 336

    The move will certainly make people happy and drive stock prices up in the short-run, but we’ll have to see what happens after the euphoria wears off. The rate cut came at a very interesting time. Options expire on Friday, and the stock price rises have made many of them that would have...
  19. AllieVi

    How have you been scammed?

    They’ve got you over a barrel and you’re probably screwed out of that $6. Your wife’s assessment of how it happened makes sense. I’d certainly pay the fine just to stay out of trouble (you’re not a senator and such an admission of guilt should not affect your future employment… :)). But I’d...
  20. AllieVi

    How have you been scammed?

    While there are some protections for debit cards, credit cards are still far more protected. Debit cards are wonderful instruments for the issuers, saving them lots of accounting costs. I don’t see why prudent adult consumers who can control themselves would be interested, though. When my...
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