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Planting Tomatoes for the Fall - Jason9782003
When is the best time to plant tomatoes for the Fall in southeast Louisiana? Looking on LSU Agric website they suggested a date range of 7/1 - 8/15 for tomato plants. This seems early due to the hot summer temperatures. Should I wait maybe until September? I'm also looking at planting snap beans(...


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Financial Advisor help - Jason9782003
I'm looking for a reputable financial advisor in the New Orleans area. I'm 37 years old and I've always managed my own 401k, ROTH, etc myself, but I think I should start getting more professional advice. A couple of guys I work with deal with Ameriprise Financial Services, but I've read a fair a...


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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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New Orleans Saints Talk
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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O-T Lounge
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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