tshile

Members
  • Content Count

    4,425
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    11

About tshile

  • Rank
    The Starter
  • Birthday 02/27/1985

Profile Information

  • Redskins Fan Since
    1985
  • Favorite Redskin
    Sean Taylor
  • Location
    Warrenton, VA
  • Occupation
    IT Consultant

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. tshile

    David Koch has died

    Well 1 - this idea that we must be “polite” when referring to someone that has wielded incredible control over our country is silly. This isnt random dude down the block, and we’re not sitting with his family bad mouthing him. If the Koch brothers were concerned they had plenty of options other than being political activists for things that hurt the environment and other people. 2 - there’s a difference between “celebrating someone’s death” and correctly pointing out that someone is a piece of garbage. Im not celebrating his death. For one reason I don’t think it matters, I’m sure he has kids that will pick up where he stopped. But I’m not going to pretend he wasn’t exactly what he was. And maybe everyone pointing out that his legacy is as a greedy **** that hurt the environment and other people, will cause the next one to think twice and maybe change their mind about what they do with their money and power, and how they want to be remembered when they’re dead.
  2. tshile

    David Koch has died

    Personally, I find it needed and a good thing. If you're going to spend your life using your power to do things that only help you and hurt others, then you should be called on it when you die and everyone's talking about the legacy you've left behind. Same with these retiring politicians. I'm sick of people who spend their money and power hurting others for their own gain being lauded at the end as if it all never happened. You are the decisions you make.
  3. tshile

    David Koch has died

    Generally the Koch brothers are viewed as supporting and funding the GOP in favor of policies that have allowed them to severely harm the environment and earn gov’t contracting money for doing things (Iraq war and “war for oil” etc) theyve been generally despised by the left for their politician activism and credited for many things they hate about the GOP etc I believe the Koch brothers have been one of the only big time GOP donnors that have been Anti trump from the start and have continued to be (that may have changed though I haven’t been paying a lot of attention to them)
  4. tshile

    The Forthcoming Recession

    Yeah stick to the long term strategy with you’re retirement. Adjustments should involve how long you have not market timing. Unless you know what you’re doing or have an advisor your trust. Most of us don’t really know what we’re doing. If you want to play open an account with someone with low fees. I treat that money the same way I treat loaning money to family and friends - don’t expect it back.
  5. tshile

    The Forthcoming Recession

    https://equitablegrowth.org/the-federal-reserves-new-distributional-financial-accounts-provide-telling-data-on-growing-u-s-wealth-and-income-inequality/ look at the graphs The bottom 50% of the economy is just getting back to where they were in 2000 Right now is not a good time for another recession. The lower ends of the economy are already pissed.
  6. tshile

    The Forthcoming Recession

    Eh environment impact long term severe repairs from not making smaller repairs I’m not saying you’re wrong I don’t know that it’s as open and shut as your post suggests.
  7. tshile

    DIY Home Improvement Thread..

    That’s what I have and have installed in the past. It’s what I was referring to. The interlock, floating floor kind
  8. tshile

    The Forthcoming Recession

    Sorry went over my head
  9. tshile

    The Forthcoming Recession

    Generally speaking that’s what they try to do. Except last time a large portion of the GOP was pushing austerian policies - “tighten the belt” - cut spending cut funding etc. Europe did that and it was not a good result. Eventually that catches up to you. The cost of bailing out is government debt. So I guess it depends on your school of thought on government debt. That’s why I favor bailouts in the form of infrastructure spending. If you’re going to go into debt, especially debt you never make a move to pay back (see last several years), you might as well get something out of it. Like a safer bridge or dam, rail or better roads that ease congestion... automobile manufacturers seem to be downsizing and sending jobs to other countries. Was that the best use of bailout money? Was Wall Street? Are we seeing long term dividends on those investments?
  10. tshile

    DIY Home Improvement Thread..

    Yeah so im inclined to not trust that. But im also not one who would know about the latest and greatest trends in floor and tile installation. I know the way I do it. If its got a warranty then they must feel good about it that many seems in your vapor barrier seems like a bad idea to me.
  11. tshile

    DIY Home Improvement Thread..

    I don’t understand the question, we may be confusing terms. When i said treads I mean “pieces specifically designed to go together around stairs and landings”. I’ve always heard them called treads but that may not be the right word. I dont understand the concept of planks coming with a vapor barrier. Think about the functionality of a vapor barrier. It keeps moisture from coming off concrete into your planks. You don’t want seems. They only make vapor barriers in certain sizes, so a large enough room (and it doesn’t have to be that large...) will require seems. But you certainly don’t want 4 seems for every plank you install. If that’s what they’re pitching I’m inclined to be skeptical. I didnt install it in my current house, the builders did, I just watched. But I installed it in my old house and I recall the seems required a rather large overlap (I want to say 12-16 inches but maybe it was 6-8 and my memory is exaggerating it)
  12. tshile

    The Forthcoming Recession

    I believe the criticism from economists was it wasn't big enough (Although I think it was more like "... if you're going to do it, send a bigger check, otherwise you're wasting your time " not really a full endorsement of the idea)