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Question for BASF operators - Jason9782003
Does anyone know how BASF in Geismar calculates overtime? Is it 1.5 times your rate only after 40 hours? Or do you get 1.5 times your rate after your 8 hours in a 12 hour shift even if you're under 40 for your total?...


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What % of your income are you saving for retirement? - Jason9782003
I'm in my 30's and I'm now putting 15% into my 401k (3% company match)and maxing out my ROTH ($5000). That's roughly 24% of my gross income. Yeah, I know I'm not OT status. With a kiddie on the way I'm wondering how much I can cut back on retirement savings and still safely put enough away for re...


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Don's in Reserve - Jason9782003
I'll be passing through Reserve this week, and I figured I would stop at Don's and pick up a few things since I heard good things about Don's on this board. Any particular types of sausage or other meats you would recommend?...


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Offshore operator's salaries - Jason9782003
Does anyone know the approximate starting pay and top pay for offshore operators working for major a oil company in the Gulf...mainly Shell? What career advancement opportunities could I expect and how long do people typically work offshore before moving to something onshore?...


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Wood Ducks... - Jason9782003
Maybe a better question for the outdoor board, but I have 8 wood ducks and I'm trying decide on a couple of ways to cook them. My father-in-law usually cooks a basic rice and gravy with them, but I'm looking at doing something different. Any suggestions? Is wood duck a good choice for duck and andou...


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Identity Theft - Jason9782003
Since I just bought my new truck and now I'm in the middle of refinancing my house, it seems like I've been giving out my SSN, birth date, bank account numbers, etc left and right lately. It got me thinking about how easy it is for someone to get my personal info and open up credit cards, etc on my ...


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Fat burning supplements - Jason9782003
What the best OTC supplements out there for burning fat?...


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How much tasso to put in jambalaya? - Jason9782003
I'm cooking a jambalaya this weekend, but I'm only cooking 5 maybe 6 cups of rice. I have a pound of turkey tasso I want to add for flavor. I don't want the tasso to overpower the jambalaya so how much should of it I put in?...


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Plant operator jobs - Jason9782003
Does anyone know if process operators will be in demand in the next few years between Baton Rouge and the river parish areas? I know a few years ago a lot of plants were hiring, but I don't know if demand has fallen since a lot of retirees have been replaced....


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Rule changes you'd like to see - Jason9782003
Just listening to WWL and the topic was rule changes you'd like to see in the NFL My suggestions... 1) Get rid of the rule allowing QB to throw the ball out of bounds to avoid a sack. Go back to old-school grounding rules 2) No sliding rule for QB. Sorry it's not right for a QB to start his...


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Tulane MFIN info - Jason9782003
I've been interested in making a career change from IT to finance for some time now and I've been looking into Tulane's MFIN program. My job will be moving out of state in the next year or year and a half so I think this may be a good time to make the change. I know there are quite a few posters...


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Class F shares of mutual funds - Jason9782003
I was looking into moving all my 401k funds into one "target retirement" mutual fund that's offered through my employer's 401k plan. The appeal of this fund is that I won't have to manage the allocation of funds as I get closer to retirement. I noticed all the mutual funds that these "target ret...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Who dat needs to go.... - Jason9782003
1. Reggie Bush 2. Alex Brown 3. Darren Sharper (Jenkins is better) Who else???...


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Cooking question - Jason9782003
Cooking a jambalaya for tomorrow night. Last time I cooked jambalya I followed poche's thread. The rice came out perfect, but it was way too salty. Could the chicken broth have had anything to do with it being too salty? Do you usually cook broth to rice 2:1 or do you part the broth with water. ...


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Electric knife question... - Jason9782003
I need a new electric knife for filleting fish (specs, reds,etc). Any ones you would recommend? Or ones I should avoid?...


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Jambalaya help - Jason9782003
I'm cooking my first real jambalaya halloween night. I'm pretty much following the thread posted with pics by poche a while back. I plan on cooking 5 cups of rice. How much meat should I go with for each? Boston butt - Andouille sausage - Chicken (boneless thigh) - What size pot would be i...


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CCNA exam - Jason9782003
I'm taking the cisco ccna exam pretty soon and I was wondering what study exam prep tools are the best right now. The last time I took a certification exam Test King was pretty popular and before that is was transcender....


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CVX stock - Jason9782003
I bought Chevron stock at $74.25 a few weeks ago. It's now trading in the $83-$84 range. Should I sell or hold? Also thinking of buying Ford stock. Any opinions?...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
How times have changed.... - Jason9782003
I was watching the game in Norfolk, VA tonight and started talking to a guy who used to live on the west coast and is a big 49ers fan. He said quite a few times "We don't have much of a chance against the Saints next week", "Would be huge if we could beat you guys (the Saints) on MNF", And my fav...


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Squeal BBQ in New Orleans - Jason9782003
My boss and I went eat at Squeal's BBQ on Oak St for lunch this week. As we were eating my boss bites down on something very hard and cracks a tooth. It was a screw...actually more like a bolt that as in his food. IMO the food was actually pretty good, but if you go there make sure you wear a mou...


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Buying a house along MS gulf coast - Jason9782003
I may be moving to the MS gulf coast in the near future. Does anyone know how MS's property taxes and insurance rates compare to LA? Are there any really nice areas you would recommend? BTW, I would be working in Pascagoula....


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Buying a Ford F-150 Lariat - Jason9782003
Has anyone bought an F-150 Lariat recently. The sticker prices are in the $40k range for 4 wheel drive. What's the most I should expect the dealer to knock off the MSRP?...


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IRA Roth help - Jason9782003
I'm seriously considering ditching my EJ guy and going with vanguard for my IRA Roth. What's your opinion of putting all your ROTH investments in a single retirement target fund such as VFORX (exp ratio=0.2%) as opposed to spreading out over seperate index funds (ex. small, mid, and large cap ind...


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Hurricane shutters - Jason9782003
Has anyone had hurricane shutters installed on their house? Are they worth it? Are they effective? What companies would you suggest?...


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Buying a surround sound system - Jason9782003
I'm looking into buying a surround sound system for my living room. The room is 20x20. I'm not very knowledgeable about surround sound systems. What name brands would you recommend for a receiver, speakers, etc. I was thinking about JBL speakers, but I'm not sure about the receiver. What retail ...


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Political Talk
Obama dodges favorite White Sox player question - Jason9782003
http://xmmlbchat.blogspot.com/2010/04/dibs-to-obama-who-were-some-of-your.html :lol: ...


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Recommended books??? - Jason9782003
What are some good books that you would recommend to someone getting started with buying/selling stocks on their own? I have a business degree so I have a basic understanding of financial statements and financial ratios, but I'm not very confident in interrupting the data and investing on my own. Ho...


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Request Name Change - Jason9782003
Admins I'd like to change my name to "OldJeffersonTiger". Thanks!...


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Food and Drink Board
Crawfish/Crab boiling pot - Jason9782003
Looking into getting a pot for boiling crawfish and crabs. Should I go with a 100 qt or 120 qt? I find the 80 qt is borderline too small for a sack of crawfish....


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New Orleans Saints Talk
VOTE for Rickey Jackson - Jason9782003
[link=(http://www.fanschoice.com)]VOTE FOR RICKEY[/link] Not sure how much weight this poll carries, but vote anyway Rickey WAS in 1st place a few days ago :angry:...


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