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by Jethro2007
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1476752

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Hey Y'all,

Sad that the book ended, describes how I felt about;

Kearnys March by Winston Groom; Wholly crap, I enjoyed this book, Why didn't they teach history like this in School???

Makes me want to read his Vicksburg 1863, hmmmmmm...
by Jethro2007
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1476752

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Hey Y'all,

Been reading sum...

Carrie Fishers' Wishful Drinking...
Viet Nam memoir; When we walked above the clouds
American Sniper; auto bio of a Navy seal...

There are probably a few I am missing...be good...
by Jethro2007
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Economics of eating out
Replies: 75
Views: 8355

Re: Economics of eating out

Hey Y'all, Hmmmm, haven't done this in a while...be patient... I don't think you really want to find Hamburger for under $2 a pound... See the thing about McDonald meat no one is talking about is they copy righted the phrase "100 % pure beef" which in reality means not 100% pure beef, its ...
by Jethro2007
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Economics of eating out
Replies: 75
Views: 8355

Re: Economics of eating out

Hey Y'all,

Whose payin' $1 for a McDouble!!!

Cost $1.40 plus tax in my hood...What gives???

What about yer hood???
by Jethro2007
Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? Part IV. (07/04/2010)
Replies: 1507
Views: 373571

Re: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? Part IV. (07/04/201

Hey Y'all, Just finished 'Hemingways' boat'...wow, I really haven't read any hemingway aside from 'The sun also rises', along time ago... In some ways, it makes me want to read his other stuff... Also finished a short 'Confederate War' by Gary Gallagher...He puzzles out some interesting thoughts on ...
by Jethro2007
Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you drink milk?
Replies: 96
Views: 5767

Re: Do you drink milk?

Hey Y'all, I have switched to Vitamin D milk, because it has the most calcium enriched nutrients of all milk types, aside from whole milk... You see folks; Calcium is fat soluble, meaning it is dissolved in the fat, take away the fat, Skim milk, you take away the calcium...Then you need to take calc...
by Jethro2007
Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's the most overrated book you've read?
Replies: 193
Views: 10909

Re: What's the most overrated book you've read?

Hey Y'all, I forgot to mention, Women in Love, D.H. Lawerence... It was on a list of novels to read, maybe its not suited for the 21st century, but it wasn't as awesome as I expected... I read Ulysses, by Joyce, it was difficult to get the book, firstly, then it was written in dialect that made it d...
by Jethro2007
Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's the most overrated book you've read?
Replies: 193
Views: 10909

Re: What's the most overrated book you've read?

Hey Y'all, Wow, look at all the haters!!! Ahhahahahahahahahahahahahahha... Sorry, I am one of you... Catcher in the Rye, most of Ayn Rands work, just didn't do it for me... Wondered what I was missing and still do... Glad, I am not alone in this mystery... Happy Holidays, Jethro2007 P.S. Catch -22, ...
by Jethro2007
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheapest practice you've "heard" of......
Replies: 38
Views: 3903

Re: Cheapest practice you've "heard" of......

Hey Y'all, What a bunch of cheapskates!!! Yesh!!! I was toying with the fact that Diet Juice is only 50% juice and the other is water, filtered water... So, I thought why not just buy the 100% juice, instead of the diet juice and water it down myself... It would end up being 50% juice and I am not p...
by Jethro2007
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? Part IV. (07/04/2010)
Replies: 1507
Views: 373571

Re: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? Part IV. (07/04/201

Hey Y'all,

I was desperate for something to read and came across a Kurt Vonnegut compilation in the library...

It was more profane than I remember, but good...
by Jethro2007
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gettysburg visit
Replies: 24
Views: 2723

Rebel yell...

Hey Y'all, I found a Tony Scott/Ridley Scott version of Gettysburg at my local library...Done fer the History Channel... It is an interesting re-telling of the great battle that leaves out the Maine troopers, but tells it from 8 other points of view... Much better beards in this one than the movie w...
by Jethro2007
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? Part IV. (07/04/2010)
Replies: 1507
Views: 373571

Hey Y'all,

Been hankering for short stories...Did Louis Lamours' collected short stories, vol.?? not sure, it was mostly seafaring stories, was pretty good...

Next volume is about Westerns, also shorts...Liking them...

Enjoy yer fall, Jethro2007
by Jethro2007
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: True Grit (2010)
Replies: 46
Views: 9390

My heroes have always been cowboys...

Hey Y'all, I saw the original with John Wayne, to give me some background, before watching the new one... I like both of them for their own merits...I like that Matt Damon stepped up and totally owned his character...Glen Campbell did his best, not being an actor, but an awesome guitar player and si...
by Jethro2007
Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? Part IV. (07/04/2010)
Replies: 1507
Views: 373571

Its only RnR, but I like it...

Hey Y'all,

I think that getting Keith Richards' take on the whole Altamont debacle was worth the cyclic nature of his other vices, book-wise...

It really opened my mind to see it(A) another way...

Maybe not your cup 'o' tea...

Read on, Jethro2007
by Jethro2007
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tryin to get the most alcohol for the buck for college party
Replies: 99
Views: 10279

We're havin' a party...

Hey Y'all,

Now, its not Altamont, but then anything can get out of hand...

So, maybe just a neighborly heads up and an open invite...

Party on, garth!!!
by Jethro2007
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fix old refrigerator or buy new one?
Replies: 55
Views: 16636

Will this depression last for long???

Hey Y'all,

You would be boosting the economy by buying new, anything new;
Hopefully its made somewhere where they employ american workers...

You and I can beat this depression(recession, its all the same thing)...One purchase at a time!!!
by Jethro2007
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cost of eating a healthful diet
Replies: 174
Views: 16666

RocknRoll Stew...

Hey Y'all,

Food is Medicine...

Don't try to copyright my food...

Be well, Jethro2007
by Jethro2007
Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: tryin to get the most alcohol for the buck for college party
Replies: 99
Views: 10279

Whisky drinkin' woman, is making a poor man out of me...

Hey Y'all,

Not that I am affiliated with this product, but have you tried the alcohol boosted malt beverage called Joose???

Its 12% and comes in a 24oz can...Its like getting Four beers in one can...
You really need to hydrate during and after its consumption...

Enjoy!!
by Jethro2007
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 12 Hour Plane Ride - Help me Find a Book!
Replies: 52
Views: 6668

Hey Y'all,

Non-fiction;

Keith Richards book or the Storm of War, both are probably around 600 pages, but lots of good stuff...Enjoy...
by Jethro2007
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? Part IV. (07/04/2010)
Replies: 1507
Views: 373571

Its a war...B.Marley

Hey Y'all, Just finished Storm of War; Aside from his overuse of the word "hitherto" (who even uses this word anymore???, Really!!!) and some lengthy combination sentences, this book was enlightening and readable...Lots of book references for future reading... 92 Russians died for every Am...
by Jethro2007
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Better Abs
Replies: 51
Views: 5070

Tales of the Rumrunner...

Hey Y'all, When I was younger man... I trained for long distance racing... Running 60-80 miles a week and I never had a 6 pack... One year we checked our body fat and I think I was around 5%, then... And guess what? No six pack, still... Physical fitness is important, but I have seen it taken to the...
by Jethro2007
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? Part IV. (07/04/2010)
Replies: 1507
Views: 373571

Never the Twain, shall meet...

Hey Y'all, I just started Mark Twain; Autobiography... Its a trip...He really wanted it published 100 years after his death, so he could really write about himself...its a big book...yikes...680pages... Its awesome..I dig me some Twain...I luv his lyrical writing and descriptions... "Upon us al...
by Jethro2007
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Did anyone actually like the 1970s?
Replies: 111
Views: 12440

Hey hey , my my...Rock n Roll will never die...

Hey Y'all, 70's...yup, I wuz dere... I recently picked up an acoustic guitar made in 1971, sounds nice and mellow...its a yamaha and made my fingers raw, but only for the first few days... I saw some of the best movies ever, and most were on TV... I remember seeing Easy Rider and they showed the par...
by Jethro2007
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? Part IV. (07/04/2010)
Replies: 1507
Views: 373571

Reading is Fun damental...

Hey Y'all, I searched out a revised version of Herodotus: The Histories... Its a newer translation.. and although its almost 800 hundred pages( I swear my dad had this in paper back) lots of anotating and such...its a real trip, but getting tired of all the dysfunction...Amazing stories...Sadly, I a...
by Jethro2007
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Snowpocalypse 2011
Replies: 58
Views: 6661

In the sunshine of your love...

Hey all,

So, how about that winter event, Y'all???

In my hood, they had only 10 inches of snow and the locals( flatlanders) milked it for three days off from school...

Where I wuz growed up; That wuz one days' shoveling and no school off...
by Jethro2007
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vermont,NewHampshire, Maine..what, where, when
Replies: 26
Views: 3737

I wish the all could be _ _ girls...

Hey all, I enjoyed escaping a hot Vermont summer at Lake Champlain... Its a very nice lake, deep, cool and reminded me of parts of Upper michigan...It was refreshingly nice... Didn't get to explore outside the compound much...I wuz trying to find that one beverage distilled from that root, local to ...
by Jethro2007
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV series to recommend?
Replies: 139
Views: 16986

Pictures of Lilly...

Hey all,

I know this has been mentioned before, but I am still liking Burn Notice..

I liked Band of Brothers, which I don't think was mentioned; Its a bit older series, but I was surprised to see many actors in other shows I liked..
by Jethro2007
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shaving Cream
Replies: 69
Views: 11272

Cream: Tales of Brave Ulysses...

Hey all,

Barbasol Rules!

I am also liking the 3 razor in one technology, too...pricey, but closer than the 2 razor thingy...

Yes, we live in great times, my state has only 21 % under/un employed...
by Jethro2007
Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Noise in my attic
Replies: 307
Views: 77380

Angels we have heard on high...

Hey there, Hmmmm, very interesting... I was going to suggest adjusting your medication...or even changing to your other meds...just until it passes... I remember an ex-grlfrnd having a noisy attic and setting a live trap, but never caught anything, which turned out to be mice...so small they would e...
by Jethro2007
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best Investment Advice For 2011?
Replies: 49
Views: 8263

Lucy in the sky with diamonds...

Hey Y'all,

Nispy I like yer idea; But, I was thinking that the theme for the story would be more along the lines of Rocking Horse Winner, but more modernised, see...ya remember that ole chestnut???
by Jethro2007
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: PCRIX/PCRDX - source for large dividend distributions?
Replies: 11
Views: 4590

Hey all,

Beg pardon...I mixed that price up with a different fund in Taxable account...my bad...

Did I sell at 20??? No, I bailed before oil peaked, but I did get some sold in the 19s...and have probably only broken even with this fund...

YMMV...best of luck to all...
by Jethro2007
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: PCRIX/PCRDX - source for large dividend distributions?
Replies: 11
Views: 4590

Hey all, I am glad I joined this board to have other people alert me to bad investing decisions... Thanks for yer help... If you were in this critter a coupla years ago, when gas was going to $4/gal and this thing was like 12, I think, you would have sold and taken the money...I did...this is just g...
by Jethro2007
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: We are one great invention away from a roaring bull market
Replies: 33
Views: 4067

Hmmmm, eva here of Peter Tosh???

Hey all,


Hmmm, I like the OP...What if its not a new drug , but an old drug...One that has been around forever??? I believe California is going to vote on it soon...

What say ye???
by Jethro2007
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: PCRIX/PCRDX - source for large dividend distributions?
Replies: 11
Views: 4590

Yer angst over goot newz???

Hey all,

Opened my quarterly statements this morning...

The big winner was PCRIX...Freakously high dividend...Considering the amount the NAV has dipped in past 3 months, hmmmm, its about 11% by my rough calcs....Sure, I'll take it in cash to buy cheaper shares...

What's not to like???
by Jethro2007
Mon May 24, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dare to be Boring....
Replies: 31
Views: 5179

Where eagles dare...

Hey all, Thank you, Valuethinker, for posting some investing suggestions.. I was gonna try to dredge up that post you did years ago where you likened (at the time) the markets to WW2 and the eastern front war that we ( the investing public) had just made it through Stalingrad...and ask you where you...
by Jethro2007
Mon May 24, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Docs: How often do you think "First do no harm?"
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Doctor No...

Hey all, No, I am not a doctor... I am seriously concerned about the large number of Psycho-therapists( see Social Workers) that can and do recommend vast arrays of anti-depressants and other drugs vainly in search of the "silver bullet" for PTSD and depression... This culture of "tak...
by Jethro2007
Fri May 21, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are YOU Currently Reading? PART III (12/11/2009)
Replies: 424
Views: 75271

Warchild...

Hey all, In the past I have commented on not seeing a book about the Iraq/Afganistan Wars similar to Dispatches for Viet Nam... I was listening to a radio program last night called Boots on the Ground; m And then it happened...I heard some poetry that raised the hair on the back of my neck... Its ca...
by Jethro2007
Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shoveling snow and diehard philospohy/logic
Replies: 54
Views: 7879

Shovel snow; Yer talking about sweeping snow...

Hey all, Hmmmmm, any thing less than 6 inches is sweeping snow, up here in the land of lake effect snow... Snow blowers or plows work well, but for those that feel the need for physical exercise use a Scoop...Its not shoveling as much as it is relocating... Check this out; m Fer you flatlanders, not...
by Jethro2007
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hats off to the Phillies
Replies: 32
Views: 4152

Where there is smoke...Fire!!!

Hey all, Wow, nice responses...Thanks for coming out of the woodwork... I don't think I have seen much baseball this year; Not a cable subscriber and don't get Fox on the new digital box... Still not certain what this years' team theme song is gonna be...But, there are certainly fans to cheer them o...
by Jethro2007
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hats off to the Phillies
Replies: 32
Views: 4152

Sounds like team spirit???

Hey all,

Yah, all you Phillies Phans; Where ya at, Rock???

Same thing as last year; Didn't hear squat from anybody until the deed was done...

Hoping to find out what this year's Phillies spirit song is???

Come on now; I know yer out there lurking...
by Jethro2007
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wine Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 3392

This wine has a nice nose...

Hey all, I happened to find myself in the Finger Lakes area of New York, this summer, but couldn't break away from my group to take the Wine tasting bus trip that was offered at the Tollway rest area...Lots of wineries in this region, amazed...It was the one near Cayuga Lake...Nice lake access...Sta...
by Jethro2007
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recession indicator: inverted wing curve!
Replies: 31
Views: 4235

Looney tunes...

Hey all, I like that one cartoon episode where Bugs finds the home(zoo)less/circus less penguin and he starts on a transcontinental journey to take the critter home..and whislt traveling across the US via train they encounter a Hobo, circa depression era, and he says, " Penguins is practically ...
by Jethro2007
Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Learning to play guitar
Replies: 54
Views: 8680

We have no need for ancient ways, Our world is doing fine...

Hey all, Easy Rush tunes??? Hmmmm...Fly by Night; was the first tune some one showed me at a bus station outside of Oshkosh, WI... Finding My Way... Closer to the Heart... Alex Lifeson has a real chordal style...Not really very bluesy leads, but he rocks jist the same...I like it...grins... Now -a-d...
by Jethro2007
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What dead rock stars did you see before they died?
Replies: 102
Views: 12070

What a long strange trip its been...

Hey all, I was lucky enough to hang with some people that were adventuresome enough to check out the Grateful Dead in 1989...fer 3 days... I saw them again in 1991 and 1993... I was watching Letterman, bout 6 weeks or so ago, and they had The Dead on there with Warren Haynes playing fer Jerry Garcia...
by Jethro2007
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Learning to play guitar
Replies: 54
Views: 8680

Play guitar??? Play Guitar!!!! Oh yeah... Bryan Adams

Hey all, I wanted to play guitar so bad, as a youth...I thought it was just the coolest thing there was; I scoured our local music store for the cheapest guitar and came away with a 3/4 size classical acoustic guitar that was strung with steel strings, no case fer about $50... I was able to come to ...
by Jethro2007
Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any musicians?
Replies: 44
Views: 6835

Is that Freedom Rock?!!! Well, turn it UP!!!

Hey all, Hmmmm, I picked up the strat, tonight, and started channeling Keith Richards; jamming on Brown Sugar from my Booze Rock band days... So its 2:00 am, I'm sure the neighbors are Keef fans, by now...ahahhahahahahha...I probably haven't jammed that tune for almost 25 years... Yup, played in a b...
by Jethro2007
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any World War I Veterans?
Replies: 33
Views: 4786

The Great War...

Hey all, I read the book, The First Day on the Somme; It was thoroughly researched and I thought a good read; I can't remember how long the entire frontal attack was 16-25 miles?; But it was only successful over short sections where the attackers were already waiting in No Mans Land, had effective a...
by Jethro2007
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Madoff's new home
Replies: 26
Views: 3698

I've created my own prison...

Hey all, Just putting this thought out there; Not condoning his behavior... He lived like a billionaire, for twenty years...maybe more... Did all the things, bought all the things, enjoyed all the things that vast wealth could buy... He is an old man, now...What more could he be wanting after living...
by Jethro2007
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite guitarist...
Replies: 207
Views: 25524

Re: On the cover of the Rolling Stone...

Hey all, Hmmmm, beg pardon, but Robert Johnson never played an electric guitar, ever...and while I have never heard BB King acousticly, I believe all those listed have some work, somewhere, displaying their abilities on acoustic instruments... "If it sounds good, it is Good..." - Duke Ell...
by Jethro2007
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite guitarist...
Replies: 207
Views: 25524

On the cover of the Rolling Stone...

Hey all, Hmmmm, beg pardon, but Robert Johnson never played an electric guitar, ever...and while I have never heard BB King acousticly, I believe all those listed have some work, somewhere, displaying their abilities on acoustic instruments... Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the mainstream music mag...