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What is your age and how much do you have in retirement accounts?

I don't want the numbers.. Just say whether you have enough or not. Just want to get a sense of where people feel they are at. Are you counting on Social security being solvent by the time you retire?

I am 42 and the rate at which I can afford to save after expenses will have me and my wife eating ramen noodles in our golden years. I am not counting on SS benefits being around.

Eye opening article on heart surgery in India


Global innovators are doing high-quality $1,800 heart surgery. Why aren't we paying attention?
In Bangalore, India, heart surgeons perform daily state-of-the-art heart surgery on adults and children at an average cost of $1,800. For the record, thatís about 2% of the $90,000 that the average heart surgery costs in the United States. And when it comes to the quality of the heart surgery, the patient outcomes are among the best in the world.

I hope someone uses their methods to disrupt healthcare delivery in USA. We desperately need it.

Obamacare ..it was good knowing you and it was great while you lasted

Republicans are more kamikaze in their approach to legislating than we realize.. They probably love taxcuts above all else.

Those of you saying that Senate won't take this bill up are wrong. Immense pressure will be brought to bear on the Senate to pass a version acceptable to the tea party wing. Nuclear Option will be used to by pass Democratic resistance.

My only hope is for people to wake up and create a huge national outcry coupled with industry pushback that will scare the Republicans away.

Should i report a coworker?

He talks derogatarily about women / Muslims etc ..when he thinks he is among the safety of 'The Boys' .. He has refered to my intern as 'Baby Elephant' .. He is openly supportive of Trump as he thinks Trump will kick the muslims out. I have so far asked him to not speak in a disrespectful manner like that .. But every now and then he slips up .. But it is always behind backs..

He is a good worker otherwise and get his stuff done ....should I just ignore him or should i report him

Another factor to consider .. Even if I report him anonymously ..everyone will know its me .. And Iam scared to rock the boat.

Sometimes I get so angry at the people who voted Trump in..

I want get back at them and really hurt them .. Like cut my own taxes and take their Social Security/Medicaid away.

Oh wait ..Republicans are already trying to do that. Ok nevermind.

I made my own cultured butter at home!!

Just for kicks.. I tried following Turkish/Indian recipe.. Got some heavy cream .. Added yogurt culture after boiling and cooling the cream and let it curdle overnight .(left it in the oven with the light on). Dumped it into stand mixer this morning and let it rip ..

Dont want to boast .. But the butter is to die for ..

Also got a pint of yummy buttermilk as a by-product !!

Does anyone else make butter this way?

Fugelsang is the ..



but seriously - Every Trump trip to Maralagoon swamp ..costs USA nearly twice as much as these bombs.

Who has seen the documentary on Jaco Pastorius (bassist)

It's available on Netflix.

It really broke my heart to see how tormented he was... And despite his genius he had trouble getting gigs later in life. It also gave an insight into the competitive nature of artists ( whom I, in general, idolize as being more advanced humans ) and how they too can act out of jealousy and fear.

Highly recommend watching if you are fan of Jaco, Weather Report or good improvisational music in general.

In hindsight - United could have done so many different things to have been in a better place

Yes - The Officers very rough in handling , and United was heavy handed in how it approached the problem of getting its employees to the destination. United must pay for its misdeeds and I hope it will, by settling big with the passenger.

Yet most of the solutions that have been bandied about , as to how United Airlines could have handled it - overlook one bigger problem - Most corporations, government agencies have "Policies" that limit solutions rather than allow 'real humans' to creatively troubleshoot problems that only a human with common sense can.

While I understand cost/risks can be a concern, policies force 'intelligent' humans to behave like a predictable Automaton. Human are not Rule-based-Systems and it pains me when someone in my own company IT Compliance/ Audit/HR throw such idiotic rules around for us to follow. Unwitting violation of the "POLICY" even when it helps the organization, is met with disproportionate response and you are made to feel like a criminal/idiot. (If you are human reading this , then you can tell that I am speaking from experience).

Policies are important - but there should be room for creative action that allows for humans to operate within its confines. Else we just need robots. And increasingly, I feel corporations value Automatons/Robots over humans. They value predictability over creativity.

I hope enough of us boycott United Airlines and it goes bankrupt

Nothing else will serve up a lesson to corporate overlords.

Not a lawsuit or having to pay millions upon losing - it's just cost of doing business for them.

Going bankrupt will hurt the executives personally by rendering their millions in stock options and RSUs worthless. And that it what they deserve.

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