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Anyone else thinking of pulling their money out of the stock market until after the next crash?

Most economists are predicting a crash by next year and the market has basically leveled off since the beginning of 2018. It has recovered a bit from the slump a few months ago close to where it peaked at in early 2018. I don't see it going up much more before the next crash and if I wait too long there is always the chance of the crash occurring early and I would be kicking myself.

Anyone else having the same worries and wanting to jump ship before the iceberg hits? If so where are you thinking of moving your money that is now in stocks?

Edited: Deleted the article I linked to after I read it. Should have read it first before linking as its title was dishonest.

Wrong forum

Sanders has pulled ahead on this betting site


I am trying to figure out what has caused him to surge into 1st place when he was in 3rd? Was it his fundraising? Harris I believe is still ahead on most of the sites.

One person's take on Dem candidates vs Trump in Electoral College.

This is just one person's take looking at each states demographics. Agree or disagree, it's interesting to hear his take. He seems to think Biden is the strongest candidate against Trump. He has all the Dem candidates beating Trump but some only by a hair.

Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash Rutger Bregman

Media law expert skeptical of lawsuit filed against WaPo on Nick Sandmann's behalf

In a 38-page lawsuit filed in federal court, attorneys for Nicholas Sandmann blasted the Washington Post.

Sandmann is a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky. One month ago, he was a subject of international scrutiny thanks to viral videos of an encounter in Washington, D.C., between the 16-year-old and Native American activist Nathan Phillips.

Sandmann's attorneys are now suing the Washington Post for $250 million, the amount Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, paid for the paper in 2013.

Snip: Fleischaker is skeptical. He said it may be impossible to prove how Sandmann and others involved in the encounter truly felt as things unfolded, which could undermine the suit's claim that the Washington Post rushed to judgment.

"What he thought about it, what everybody else thought about it, I think it became a matter of public debate and public opinion. And you cannot be held liable under defamation law for an opinion, because an opinion is just that, it's an opinion," Fleischaker said.


Dam, NOAA is predicting as much as 40 to 50 inches of snow in the mountains North of Phoenix

Tonight Snow showers likely, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Thursday Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 31. Windy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 23 to 29 inches possible.

Thursday Night Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 29. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 14 to 20 inches possible.

Friday Snow showers. High near 29. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.



My conservative co-worker is PISSED about his taxes!!! I mean pissed!

He says he usually gets around $500 back and is having to pay close to four thousand this year! He didn't vote for Trump as he thought he was an arrogant asshole but he wrote in Pence's name so he is pretty right wing. He texted screaming "I guess I am not rich enough!"

Here was another text:

"Well don't be surprised if you guys are writing out checks this year cuz I am.. looks like we were sold a bill of goods."

Here was his final text:

"Right now I'm pretty pissed as you guys can tell. But I will take it in and probably have _______ look at it and see if I am right or see if I missed something."

H&R Block agents took 'empathy training' to handle people upset by smaller tax refunds

H&R Block agents took ‘empathy training’ to handle people upset by smaller tax refunds or surprise tax bills

Published: Feb 16, 2019 9:31 a.m. ET

Accountants are investing in customer service as the average tax refund has dropped 8% and 4.6 million people are expected to owe money this year

Some tax return preparers are doubling as therapists this tax season, comforting clients who are dismayed to find that they will get smaller tax refunds — or worse, will get hit with unexpected tax bills.

H&R Block HRB, -0.41% puts its returning tax pros through 30 hours of training ahead of each filing season to make sure they are up-to-speed — and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in late 2017 already gave them plenty of homework to do by cutting many deductions and changing the withholding tables.

More: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/hr-block-agents-took-empathy-training-to-handle-people-upset-by-smaller-tax-refunds-or-surprise-tax-bills-2019-02-15

The day the new Democratic President is sworn in

The violent storm will be over. A perfect day

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