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by Ricola
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Goldman Sachs, The Bank that Runs The World on Netflix. Excellent look at this mega bank.
by Ricola
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Tokyo Trial on Netflix, about the International Military Tribunal for the Far East after Japan's surrender in World War II. And also on Netflix Nuremberg: NAZIS on Trial. Both great historical series from WWII with detail not normally provided.
by Ricola
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World on Netflix. Amazingly informative and well done.
by Ricola
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Hell or High Water, American neo-western heist-crime. Staring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster. Really enjoyable...two thumbs up. :)
by Ricola
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Killswitch,on Netflix, it is a documentary film about the battle for control over the Internet. Makes you think a little :)
by Ricola
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2070
Views: 558527

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Just starting but so far an easy and interesting read, a quick summary of the key battles and events of the war with Japan.
by Ricola
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Want my employees to take over my company
Replies: 20
Views: 3839

Re: Want my employees to take over my company

Yes, make it a Worker's Self-Directed Enterprise (WSDE) or COOP. The Mondragon corporation in Spain is one of the biggest, with over 100,000 employees. Professor and Economist Professor Richard Wolff has written books about going to this type of businesses model. He even has contacts with Attorney's...
by Ricola
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back starring Tom Cruise. Having read many of the novels and seen the first movie version I thought this was much better than the first movie. They did wonders with this movie in making Tom Cruise into the Jack Reacher character. IMHO it was terrific. :)
by Ricola
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gooligan?
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Gooligan?

123 wrote:Perhaps they're ashamed.

Yea, I am sure. Hope somebody here knows the full scope and can explain.
by Ricola
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gooligan?
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Gooligan?

I am hearing news stories about Gooligan an Android Hack but have not seen anything official from Google itself. Some articles from computer magazines reference a site called Check Point to verify if your account is on the hacked list. Without anything official from Google how are we to know if the ...
by Ricola
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I'm calling a bond bottom.
Replies: 31
Views: 6829

Re: I'm calling a bond bottom.

Fred, I think your on to something. We are also due for a cyclical recession anytime now. A rise in interest rates may be the catalyst for the recession. I walked through a Walmart on Black Friday and there were no crowds. Stacks of so called super bargain items remained pretty much untouched. Maybe...
by Ricola
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

All The Way, based on events of the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson and staring Bryan Cranston. Really well done and enjoyable.
by Ricola
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Experience selling car to Carmax?
Replies: 42
Views: 5305

Re: Experience selling car to Carmax?

+1 Excellent experience, no shenanigans, fast, fair, and courteous. As good as the selling experience was, I would now consider buying from them.
by Ricola
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Dentist - Lots of Recommended Work
Replies: 55
Views: 5705

Re: New Dentist - Lots of Recommended Work

Had my son in for cleaning and exam in his teens. Prior 6 mos visit he had no issues. This visit dentist says he has 7 cavities one side. We wait and have a different dentist as same facility check, and he say no, he has 5 cavities on the Opposite Side! How can this be science? :oops:
by Ricola
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Jason Bourne. To me this is the best Bourne movie yet. High tech, fast moving, and of course the chase scenes are amazing. :)
by Ricola
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Health Insurance rates went up
Replies: 155
Views: 13851

Re: Health Insurance rates went up

We keep paying more and more for less and less. It's a U.S. health care systemic problem. Lots of good articles like this one from PBS try to get a the root of the problem, I won't go any further, as macro economic issues must always move in the political arena to make any changes. http://www.pbs.or...
by Ricola
Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Our Kind of Traitor, adapted from John le Carré's novel of the same name. Le Carré was executive producer and also makes a cameo appearance in the film as an usher at Einstein Museum. Really Good!
by Ricola
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2070
Views: 558527

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
Enthralling!
by Ricola
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett(himself) has never invested in an Index fund, WHY?
Replies: 32
Views: 4093

Re: Warren Buffett(himself) has never invested in an Index fund, WHY?

Buffett invests other people's money into the index he is creating.
by Ricola
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Night Manager, Based on John le Carré's novel of the same name, "The Night Manager" is a crime drama following the work of former British soldier Jonathan Pine. This is a BBC 6 part mini series staring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. Wow! this is great and even more appreciated as a le...
by Ricola
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster includes George Clooney & Julia Roberts. We enjoyed it.
by Ricola
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Star Trek Beyond. I have always enjoyed the TV series better than the movies, but the movie was good entertainment. “Live long and prosper,” :)
by Ricola
Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Hunt for the Wilderpeople, A boy (Julian Dennison) and his foster father (Sam Neill) become the subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded in the New Zealand wilderness. Beautiful scenery and enjoyable story.
by Ricola
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Pension buy outs ???
Replies: 34
Views: 3910

Re: Pension buy outs ???

Call me skeptical, but when these buyouts are offered I find it hard to believe that they are in my best interests and not the offeror's.
by Ricola
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TSP - Surviving spouse should probably move out of the TSP
Replies: 16
Views: 1754

Re: TSP - Surviving spouse should probably move out of the TSP

Good Find! If you are not going to use the annuity payout method probably better to do a rollover IRA with another institution.
by Ricola
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Disappointing News Wells Fargo
Replies: 111
Views: 9954

Re: Disappointing News Wells Fargo

We have our mortgage at WF. I'm a mega corp retiree. I'm amazed and appalled at the WF CEO's statement that it was the employees fault. Where are the controls, where is the cultural ethos for the company. The BOD should fire the CEO. Perhaps the BOD should consider replacing responsible management....
by Ricola
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Disappointing News Wells Fargo
Replies: 111
Views: 9954

Re: Disappointing News Wells Fargo

I have several accounts with Wells and a PMA relationship and a big investment account. I have been a customer for 45+ years. Last year I closed a old savings account I had owned for years. I think it had $215 or so in it. There was no service charge. They just closed it. I did get a statement show...
by Ricola
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Disappointing News Wells Fargo
Replies: 111
Views: 9954

Re: Disappointing News Wells Fargo

jdilla1107 wrote:Nothing at WF has cost me any fees (yet), but it's become obvious that they really base their core metrics on "number of accounts open".

Its a trap, they get you in easy, but punish you hard if you try to leave.
by Ricola
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Disappointing News Wells Fargo
Replies: 111
Views: 9954

Re: Disappointing News Wells Fargo

I would like to get my accounts out of there but don't want to pay them over $1000 in punishment fees to move my accounts. :annoyed
by Ricola
Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windshield wiper chatter
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Windshield wiper chatter

I've gotten the chatter when replacing the rubber and assembly with aftermarket parts. Going back to the OEM assembly and rubber cured everything. Now I just have the rubber inserts replaced and keeping the OEM assembly, or replacing both assembly and insert with OEM parts.
by Ricola
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Where to Invade Next by Michael Moore. I highly recommend everyone watch this movie, a real eye-opener and funny too.
by Ricola
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]
Replies: 129
Views: 9200

Re: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]

Looking at transferring some accounts out of WF and noticed they have the highest of all brokerages' punishment fees to leaving them :oops: .
by Ricola
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]
Replies: 129
Views: 9200

Re: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]

Yep. The banks aren't like this anymore. :( https://s11.postimg.org/kn7g0rgwj/121226_wonderful_life1.jpg 20 years ago I belonged to a credit union that was like this. Maybe there are still some of those left. Amazingly, the Bank of North Dakota is the only U.S. public bank. Its only purpose is to s...
by Ricola
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wells Fargo
Replies: 93
Views: 14380

Re: Wells Fargo

Bogleheads, An update: Wells Fargo does not change fees to transfer funds to Vanguard. This is great news! I was worried for a bit. To date we are very happy. We are not starting to feel the benefits of simplicity and consolidation with banking for the first time in years/ever. Where is this writte...
by Ricola
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wells Fargo
Replies: 93
Views: 14380

Re: Wells Fargo

Bogleheads, An update: Wells Fargo does not change fees to transfer funds to Vanguard. This is great news! I was worried for a bit. To date we are very happy. We are not starting to feel the benefits of simplicity and consolidation with banking for the first time in years/ever. Where is this writte...
by Ricola
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"The Man Who Knew Infinity" Another vote for this movie. Good summer viewing with a true story as a basis. Wife liked it too. No violence, nudity, foul language or sexual grossness. Dan999 Watched this last night. Loved it! How come I have never heard this history of Srinivasa Ramunujanst...
by Ricola
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Next Weekend Car - Dodge Viper to What?
Replies: 65
Views: 5366

Re: Next Weekend Car - Dodge Viper to What?

How about an Alfa Romeo.
https://www.alfaromeousa.com/cars/alfa-romeo-4c-coupe
I saw one yesterday drive by a group of Porsche's (probably a club event) parked downtown, was quite unique compared to the line of parked Porsche's.
by Ricola
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who is ready for iphone 7?
Replies: 149
Views: 12711

Re: Who is ready for iphone 7?

Never owned an Apple product, but my index includes Apple stock...so go for it! :sharebeer
by Ricola
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Finest Hours, story from Michael J. Tougias, who spent years researching and writing the definitive account of the Coast Guard's greatest small-boat rescue, he said the movie got it right. Spotlight, with Michael Keaton, excellent movie. Underground: The Julian Assange Story, early life story, how t...
by Ricola
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Porsche 911 owners here?
Replies: 118
Views: 12516

Re: Any Porsche 911 owners here?

Unless you are planning to take to the track, don't understand how it is going to be fun. As Jay Leno said, with laws we have the only fun you can have in a car is between 40 and 80 mph. A more under powered car can be more fun in those ranges.
by Ricola
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Are Index Funds Eating the World?"
Replies: 44
Views: 5562

Re: "Are Index Funds Eating the World?"

Never happen; people always think they are smarter, and this time is different, Illusory superiority.
by Ricola
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Hologram for the King, with Tom Hanks starring. Had some funny parts and Tom Hanks is always good.
by Ricola
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Cars and Safety upgrades
Replies: 31
Views: 1919

Re: New Cars and Safety upgrades

Generally yes, but we still have a 24 year old volvo that has air bag, ABS, side impact protection, rollgage, etc.,...safety wise ahead of its time. I still think it is safer than some of the newer cars.
by Ricola
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Eddie the Eagle from Netflix DVDs. Based on the true story of Eddie Edwards, British Ski Jumper. With the Olympics on the movie is quite fitting. Great entertainment and motivational.
by Ricola
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone else noticing the economy improving?
Replies: 78
Views: 4852

Re: Anyone else noticing the economy improving?

what happens when there are no more good wages and few jobs to continue to purchase the goods that these business produce. if robots are doing everything than maybe we won't have to work. Sure some people will have to fix the robots or maybe we could just get some other robots to do that for us. We...
by Ricola
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone else noticing the economy improving?
Replies: 78
Views: 4852

Re: Anyone else noticing the economy improving?

From what I am seeing; yes and no, but I think the macro long term trend is a bumpy ride down. With our current economic system, that is not concerned about improving the wages of the general population, the long term trend will inevitably be down. It is a race to the bottom, an evolutionary process...
by Ricola
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Got a Question for Jack Bogle? Post it Here.
Replies: 88
Views: 11270

Re: Got a Question for Jack Bogle? Post it Here.

What is Jack's opinion about the validity of the 4% SWR in today's low interest rate and post 2008 non recovery economic environment?
by Ricola
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco Tires - Anyone ever frustrated?
Replies: 86
Views: 9971

Re: Costco Tires - Anyone ever frustrated?

I get all my tires at Costco. No frustration, just long wait times of usually 2 hours, but the hot dogs and pizza make up for it. :)
by Ricola
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Embrace of the Serpent...in a way like Theeb, a memorizing and different type of movie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace_of_the_Serpent
by Ricola
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2281
Views: 564071

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

bertilak wrote:You know T.L.Jones stole the show when he's the one to get the sequel.


"What I want out of each and every one of you is a hard target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." Never gets old. :)

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