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The word “shithole” is being projected onto Trump’s DC hotel tonight by gangbangkang in pics

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This is all done by artist Robin Bell, who creates light projections that serve as acts of protest against the Trump administration. He did another projection at the same hotel in May 2017 which got a lot of media attention. The LA Times published a great piece on Bell and his projects if you're interested in learning more.

A woman battling breast cancer married the love of her life on December 22, just 18 hours before passing away. The couple wed at a hospital chapel in Connecticut. by gangbangkang in pics

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I can’t even begin to imagine what you’re goin through. I hope you can remain at peace as you continue to fight with all you got. If it means anything, this stranger on the internet will be thinking about you.

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I was an OPS employee with the state and was contributing to the State of Florida Social Security Retirement Plan. Since it's not a traditional retirement plan, I'm not sure what would be the best option or account to open with Vanguard and whether it would be a transfer or conversion. I hope this helps. Any advice you can provide would be helpful.

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Florida employs thousands of OPS workers. It's considered 'temporary' employment, and no benefits or 403(b) are included with these positions. They do offer an alternative retirement plan for OPS employees, called the State of Florida Social Security Alternative Plan. This is the plan I was contributing to during my employment.

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Thanks for the info. I'm still trying to educate myself about IRAs and retirement funds in general, so I appreciate the input. I asked this above, but what's the difference between a rollover and a transfer? My current account with valic is not a 401(k) or a 403(b), so in my situation would I just be transferring funds to a Vanguard Roth? Will I be taxed? In what case would I rollover the funds?

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So the plan I had with the state was not a traditional 401(k). I was an OPS employee and they offered an alternative retirement account called the State of Florida Social Security Alternative Plan. That's why I decided to go with a Roth. I'm still learning more about IRAs and thought a Roth would be a good place to start given my situation. Is there a difference between rollover and transfer, and will I be taxed for moving these funds to Vanguard?

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Good point. The rep did mention the holidays are likely affecting delivery times. I'll stay patient.

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Thanks. The transfer form does state that it's for VALIC Annuity 403(b) Plan Accounts Only. My account with Valic is not a 403(b). I think I need to wait on these forms they're sending specific to my account with them.

A woman battling breast cancer married the love of her life on December 22, just 18 hours before passing away. The couple wed at a hospital chapel in Connecticut. by gangbangkang in pics

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Full story from the AP:

Heather Mosher was dressed in her wedding gown and lying in bed wearing an oxygen mask as she and David Mosher said “I do” Dec. 22 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. A photo shows her raising both her arms in the air in an apparent display of triumph. The 31-year-old school psychologist died the next day. The East Windsor couple fell in love after meeting at a swing dancing class in 2015. David Mosher told news organizations that on the day he planned to propose to her on Dec. 23, 2016, she was diagnosed with cancer. But he decided to go through with the proposal that night as they rode a horse-drawn carriage. “I said to myself, She needs to know she’s not going to go down this road alone," he told WFSB-TV. Despite surgeries and chemotherapy, the aggressive form of cancer spread and she had to be put on a ventilator. They set a wedding date of Dec. 30, 2017, but doctors urged them to do it sooner and they moved up the date. On the day of the wedding, family and friends worked together to get Heather Mosher into her gown and a wig. The couple exchanged vows in the hospital’s chapel. David Mosher said some of his wife’s final words were her vows. “It was just like surreal because I’m supposed to be exchanging vows to her and here I am saying goodbye,” he told ABC News. Her funeral was held Saturday, the original date of the wedding.