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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:56 PM
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Looked it up -- I did read a chunk of it. But if...

Looked it up -- I did read a chunk of it. But if I learned that it had been composed ad hoc in front of a crowd, and completed by a disembodied booming voice, I forgot that.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:51 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
Not especially. People seem to care a lot about...

Not especially. People seem to care a lot about other women and whether they had sex.

The Buddha is said to have been born painlessly through his mother's side. That was his first miracle. I...
Forum: Make a Suggestion or Report a Problem Here Yesterday, 11:36 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
Yeah, in theory, the political section is the...

Yeah, in theory, the political section is the "belligerent" one, and is supposed to help keep NAT and similar places more civil. But JMO's thread suggests that content drives civility, not forum.
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:27 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
I made the unusual flight arrangements. Chuck...

I made the unusual flight arrangements. Chuck successfully bought the cheapest seat on that flight and ended up spending an extra day in transit, because he kept being bumped from flight to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:05 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
At least it's a single leg. The odds are decent...

At least it's a single leg. The odds are decent that my bag will make it with me.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:03 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
Grrr. My husband bought our tickets for the...

Grrr. My husband bought our tickets for the flight we are about to take, and he bought the cheapest possible "no frills" tickets. So:

We couldn't pick seats until check in -- we are in two middle...
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving Yesterday, 09:47 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
Well, that was exactly my study strategy back...

Well, that was exactly my study strategy back when I was passing exams. I would obtain the syllabus. Then I would read it all, going slowly, trying to understand it but not to memorize anything. Then...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:37 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
Thousands of years of tradition that developed in...

Thousands of years of tradition that developed in an agrarian society where children were an important source of cheap labor for their family, and the only reliable form of birth control was...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 08:04 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
Huh, I didn't know that. Is it good? I even...

Huh, I didn't know that. Is it good?

I even took a class on Tibetan Buddhism in college. I wonder if I read that and have forgotten it. :(
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 08:03 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
pretty sure he's trolling.

pretty sure he's trolling.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 08:02 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
I'm missing something. How is bad stuff evidence...

I'm missing something. How is bad stuff evidence of "sin and evil"?
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving Yesterday, 03:10 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
It was, but it wasn't really. I took the exams...

It was, but it wasn't really. I took the exams back then. I worked out what the learning objectives were, based on what seemed relevant and important to me in each article. I was pretty close. Yes,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 03:02 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
So, women past menopause, men who had a vasectomy...

So, women past menopause, men who had a vasectomy or have trouble getting it up, veterans who had their balls blown off by an IED, none of these people should get married?


I was talking with an...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:27 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
You mean you object to treating homosexuals as...

You mean you object to treating homosexuals as full citizens with civil rights? you might not want to broadcast that sentiment. Otherwise you might find yourself creating threads with titles like...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:24 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
Huh? What's a new development now?

Huh? What's a new development now?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:24 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
Yeah, I nearly commented on that, too. I find it...

Yeah, I nearly commented on that, too. I find it offensive when people attack other posters saying "use your main ID". Based on my secret mod powers, I can say that more than half the time they say...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:21 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
see my post. I take it back, we clearly needed...

see my post.
I take it back, we clearly needed a quote to understand what folks are talking about.



Of course!! They are human, how could it be otherwise?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:16 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
ninja'd. Maybe I shouldn't have looked up the...

ninja'd. Maybe I shouldn't have looked up the text.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:14 PM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
And the translation: The word זָכָר is...

And the translation:



The word זָכָר is most analogous to our word for "Male". Could be male child or male adult or male Cow. It just signifies "maleness". The word for "man" is similar to the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:48 AM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
I said it in the other thread, but I think it's...

I said it in the other thread, but I think it's worth repeating here:

Much of what we do as sexual beings is not done in the bedroom, in private. We publicly celebrate committed sexual unions. We...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:44 AM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
?? Your employer has a quota for gay hires? I'm...

?? Your employer has a quota for gay hires? I'm pretty sure that doesn't come up in our interview process.


No one thinks you hate homosexuals. They think you support policies that harm...
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,055
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
I haven't used Actex in more than two decades, so...

I haven't used Actex in more than two decades, so perhaps they are better than they were. But back when I studied, I used their problems and threw away their completely useless outlines. If you can...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,062
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
Wow. I completely missed this thread. Something...

Wow. I completely missed this thread. Something about work...

Should I read it?
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving Yesterday, 12:09 AM
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
Those texts were written for CAS exam 5. They are...

Those texts were written for CAS exam 5. They are basically entirely on the Syllabus. Here, let me google that for you:

https://www.casact.org/admissions/syllabus/Exam5.pdf

Ratemaking text:...
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 06-19-2018, 10:11 PM
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Views: 115,433
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Both texts and the ASOPs are free downloads, so...

Both texts and the ASOPs are free downloads, so you don't have to buy much of anything.
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