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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by JerichoHill, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    So I guess the FDIC would give bonuses, being as they're funded by banks? (I'm assuming your FDIC is funded in the same way as the UK version does.)
     
  2. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    So we now know who to blame should economy go south. ;)
     
  3. Antilogic

    Antilogic --

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    The name works perfectly. Just try sitting down, raising a clenched fist and shaking it, and then scream "JERICHO!!!" Really drag it out while tightening your jaw and neck.
     
  4. JerichoHill

    JerichoHill Bedrock of Knowledge

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    Our FDIC is funded by the deposit insurance premiums banks pay.

    Yes. Absolutely, but only if housing is mucked up.

    Random Fact: My username comes from Stephen King's Dark Tower Series. JerichoHill was the location of the last battle between the forces of order (the gunslingers) and chaos (Randall Flagg)
     
  5. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    Who knows, if you were in that area when the worst of it was happening, perhaps you might have been able to do something about it.
     
  6. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    uh oh.
     
  7. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    Good to see you posting again jerro.

    And thanks for telling the origins of your username. It always sounded familiar.
     
  8. JerichoHill

    JerichoHill Bedrock of Knowledge

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    Let's not hope for miracles
     
  9. BSmith1068

    BSmith1068 Chieftain Retired Moderator

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    It is DC though, so the cost of living is somewhat higher than many other places in the country. That 90k won’t go as far there as other places. ;) Still not bad though.

    Welcome back JH. TBH I haven’t really been around OT much lately either, so I didn’t really know you were gone! Wish I could meet up with you guys in DC, but it’s a bit of a hike for me now. :D
     
  10. Quackers

    Quackers The Frog

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    $90k/year?! Jesus, GJ!

    Above a certain level of income the marginal utility of income diminishes to a pitiful amount, iirc i believe it's like £10k :mischief: - if you could wire the rest to Quackers, UK i could improve my own indifference curves over here :D
     
  11. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    There are some largish cities in the South though. Just saying.
     
  12. JerichoHill

    JerichoHill Bedrock of Knowledge

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    90K will be solidly upper middle in DC.


    I don't make 90K a year. 90K is a starting salary one could expect with a phd. I've been in the gov't nearly a decade.

    And yes, there are clearly diminishing returns. I'm far more interested in the quality of work / life than I am in an additional 5K.



    And I have them included!
     
  13. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    Soon you'll be part of the 1%.
     

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