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re: I-12 East totally blocked at Holden, 18-wheeler in the trees, car on fire - JL
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3 days in Baton Rouge - JL
Heading back home for 3 days. What would be your choices for meals and restaurants breakfast/lunch/dinner? So far i got chelsea's chicken fried chicken and Sammy's fried cheese/prime rib poboy/bread pudding. What else do I need to make sure and get while home?...


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re: favorite marinade to grill boneless skinless chicken breasts - JL
Jack Daniels teryaki marinade. Grill with sliced pineapple. ...


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re: Obama in Houston - JL
My gf stayed at work an extra hour till 6 pm and still couldn't get out of her garage. Walked out of downtown to a bar and I had to pick her up there. At least it was a nice afternoon to have a beer at a patio bar....


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re: Franks International is causing me angst.. - JL
Wow you're an angry guy, anyway, let show you what is being put on every drillship leaving the samsung yard in Korea. https://www.nov.com/Drilling/Iron_Roughnecks/HydraTong%E2%84%A2_MPT-200.aspx This makes up all your drill pipe and you just slide in a "cassette" that is about the size of a bi...


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re: Franks International is causing me angst.. - JL
Every new rig i've seen has pretty much eliminated the need for third casing running. Not sure what other services franks offers but I could see them getting phased out of the market in the next few years. Drilling contractors can pretty much run anything you need now. ...


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re: Worst taste in the world - JL
I don't like the taste of coffee so I usually let it get room temp and pound it like a jagerbomb. ...


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re: Where does one go for independent news? - JL
Al Jazeera has the most unbiased news regarding US stories. ...


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re: Who has successfully fought city property appraisal? - JL
That's exactly where my house was, in the heights. The people are really reasonable, it didn't take much to get it done but I was like 24 at the time so I think they gave me a break. if you are an adult may want to bring some better evidence, I just had some pictures on my Iphone. I went into...


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re: Who has successfully fought city property appraisal? - JL
Haha, it wasn't my strategy. I was hungover at the time and could care less if I won, just wanted to see how the system worked. ...


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re: Who has successfully fought city property appraisal? - JL
I showed up in houston wearing shorts and a t-shirt to my hearing, told them I lived next to a shack (which i did at the time) they asked me what i thought it should appraise at, we met in the middle. Took a few hrs out of the day but i wasn't doing anything anyway. ...


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re: Thoughts on Saddleback Leather products? - JL
I've got their passport holder, was gonna get a briefcase but went another direction. Passport holder is too thick, you can barely slide your passport in and close it. Not very practical. No complaints about quality, it's just not one of their more functional products. Same reason I didn't go wi...


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re: Linkedin Article on retiring with $1,000,000 - JL
I consider myself fortunate that I graduated with a salary that allowed me to start investing aggressively at 23. I'm 30 now and have close to $400k in retirement/investment accounts and $150k equity in my house. If I stay with my current company my pension would max out when I turn 53 but I may ju...


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re: UH and Rice Energy MBA programs - JL
My buddy did the rice program and hated life. Has class every weekend for like two years. Not sure how it panned out for helping his career. He is with the same company doing the same job as before. ...


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re: Bad idea to take ROTH contributions out early? - JL
I mean if the rest of your roth and 401K is well padded then i don't see an issue. I've got seperate investment accounts I plan to use to bridge the gap between my idea of retirement age and the governments. ...


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re: Bad idea to take ROTH contributions out early? - JL
If you have to pull money out of your retirement funds to get you to retirement age of 59 1/2 you should probably be working till you reach 59 1/2....


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re: Why do people wait 45+ minutes to eat at Sammy's? - JL
[quote]Why do people wait 45+ minutes to eat at Sammy's?[/quote] 3 reasons I can think of. Fried Mozzerella sticks, prime rib poboy, white chocolate bread pudding. When i was in college you could also go to see some pretty damn good looking girls running around but the staff last few times i we...


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re: How did you stop dipping?? - JL
Chewed red man when i got strong urges, smoked when i got urges while drinking. Still have the occasional cigarette when drinking....


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Money Talk
re: KNDI - Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. - JL
I flipped a coin between it and another stock about 6 months ago. Chose the other stock, it tanked. Thanks for reminding me to kick myself in the nuts. ...


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re: Baton Rouge Restaurant/Bar With Patio - JL
Used to be superior but haven't lived in br in years. ...


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re: Where do you see o&g headed in the future? - JL
I'll tell you this because I saw it happen when I graduated in PETE. Don't take a job based on initial offers out of college, they will all be normalized within a few years and it won't matter at all what you made coming out of school. We had kids graduate and go work for some small independents t...


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re: Where do you see o&g headed in the future? - JL
I've worked in Bakersfield, colorado, west texas doing cookie cutter unconventional type wells. This is good for learning the basics of the oilfield. I've worked deepwater GOM, overseas working land in the middle east and deepwater in africa. There are plenty of land wells in the US that are tric...


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re: Where do you see o&g headed in the future? - JL
Should be an easy decision, if you can do deepwater you can do anything on land. Not so much vise versa. ...


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re: Scuba Set recommendation - JL
I usually leave my fins at home unless it's a serious dive trip, they aren't worth the hassle of travelling with. Just my opinion. Rentals are fine for piddling around for a day. ...


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Political Talk
re: Should expats pay taxes? - JL
All the australians and brits I work with live in places like bali and the phillipines because they have different tax laws. I'm not married and don't have kids, would be nice to go off and do that for a year or two tax free. But like somebody above said, I work in some shitty countries, if someth...


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re: Is it necessary to get an independent home inspector to inspect a new condo? - JL
Everything that the builder would hide from you and a "city inspector" would miss. It's cheap insurance and your last chance to have the builder correct any issues on the biggest investment of your life. I would pay for a good inspector and have the builder correct any issues or lower the price to...


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re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants? - JL
Also for you hole in the wall guys there if you are going north on heights blvd and take a right on 20th, there is a dump on the right about a block down called La Carretta. This place has the best chorizo breakfast tacos and ground beef tacos I've had. Wouldn't stray too far from that on the menu...


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re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants? - JL
I work out of the country and every time I fly back to the US my first dinner when I get home is El Tiempo filet fajitas. Make sure to drench them with the butter sauce that comes with them. ...


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re: Reconquista - Mexican Reconquest of the Southwest United States - JL
Katt Williams has an opinion on this. Went off on some Mexican guy during a show. ...


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EXMCQ - JL
So in one of the new years threads somebody was picking up this stock for 2014. I bought a couple hundred dollars worth for fun. It's now down to an all time low and I'm not finding any news on the stock. Can't remember who the poster was but I'd like to know if now is the time to buy more or jus...


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