| Tiger Rant|| re: Watching CFB While Cable Cutting - Dusty Bottoms on 4/17/14 at 11:31 am|
[quote]CBS CFB has live streaming for free. [/quote]
Over the airwaves and online....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Sooooo, .....TSA found a loaded revolver in my carry-on this morning. - Dusty Bottoms on 4/16/14 at 10:32 am|
A coworker of mine who travels often was caught last fall with a bread-knife in his laptop bag. He had brought the knife to work for a soup bowl potluck at the office a few days earlier and had meant to take it out when he got home but forgot.
Bottom line though, he was taken to "the room" and i...
| Money Talk|| re: Dammit - I got an unexpected $3000 check in the mail - Dusty Bottoms on 4/8/14 at 1:18 pm|
[quote]Especially since its all their highly compensated / more important employees complaining. [/quote]
Look at the chart above. It is NOT all highly compensated employees. Only those in a small range are affected....
| Money Talk|| re: Dammit - I got an unexpected $3000 check in the mail - Dusty Bottoms on 4/8/14 at 1:14 pm|
In case I did not make my point clear, here is why this law sucks...
Let's say the HCE definition is $115,000 (it is adjusted annually, and this figure is probably a few years old now). Anyway, assume the limit for an HCE is 7.5% in this case, which is what it is for me. Below are compensation ...
| Money Talk|| re: Dammit - I got an unexpected $3000 check in the mail - Dusty Bottoms on 4/8/14 at 1:05 pm|
[quote]I guess I shouldn't complain about unexpectedly not being able to deduct on three thousand, but it still annoys me.[/quote]
No, you should complain. It is an unfair, poorly thought out law that needs to be repealed. And it (1) limited your retirement savings, (2) increased your taxable i...
| Money Talk|| re: Dammit - I got an unexpected $3000 check in the mail - Dusty Bottoms on 4/8/14 at 12:57 pm|
[quote]I've been maxing my Roth for several years now.[/quote]
You want to hear something really grandtastic? The fact that I couldn't contribute fully to my 401k raised my taxable income just enough that I am not eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA.
| Money Talk|| re: Dammit - I got an unexpected $3000 check in the mail - Dusty Bottoms on 4/8/14 at 12:55 pm|
[quote]This is what happened. I put in 17.5 and was told that since my plan didn't have enough non-HCE contributions, I have to take some of it back as taxable income. Because it isn't fair.[/quote]
What isn't fair is that [u]people making more than and less than you can put in the full amount[/u...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Where to purchase blackberry bushes? - Dusty Bottoms on 4/3/14 at 11:07 am|
[quote]Apache is a good blackberrie. Ouichta is another good [/quote]
Are the seeds smaller? That is my only complaint with Apache. They are just too big/tough to chew. Makes eating cobbler - or fresh - a little harder than it should be....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Where to purchase blackberry bushes? - Dusty Bottoms on 4/3/14 at 10:14 am|
[quote]She was gonna send me 2 varieties that she thinks will do well here[/quote]
Great! Prepare the soil well with lots of peat and organic material, and you should have loads of berries for years to come. Good luck!...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Where to purchase blackberry bushes? - Dusty Bottoms on 4/1/14 at 1:49 pm|
[quote]Just order 2 variety of cherry bushes from them, and some seedless concord grapes. Getting a couple dozen blueberry bushes in 2 varieties from a place up in Michigan as well. I'll be juicing like hell next yr. [/quote]
Good luck. Cherries and grapes do not do well in the gulf states. The...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Where to purchase blackberry bushes? - Dusty Bottoms on 4/1/14 at 1:42 pm|
[quote]Some look better than others. [/quote]
Doesn't matter, your real fruit (i.e., next year) will come from the canes that sprout from the roots this year. As long as the root is alive, you are golden.
Also, the roots will spread, so you may want to put an underground barrier if you want t...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Where to purchase blackberry bushes? - Dusty Bottoms on 4/1/14 at 1:34 pm|
I have Apache plants. They will not make this year, unless those are 2nd year canes. if they are, you should get a few. The real payoff will begin next summer.
Apache blackberries are some of the biggest. They will be as big around as your thumb and about half as long. They taste great; just...
| Money Talk|| re: Tips for cover letters - Dusty Bottoms on 3/25/14 at 10:54 am|
If you want to set yourself apart and give yourself a proper introduction, then YES. Requested or not, include one....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Writing a Cover Letter for a job application - Dusty Bottoms on 3/13/14 at 5:17 pm|
[quote]Write the cover letter. It certainly makes a difference when I'm looking through candidates. [/quote]
So few recent graduates write them now that you will be noticed if you [b]DO [/b] write one. I don't understand why recent graduates do not. As someone said earlier, it is your first imp...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Electric Dog Fence - Dusty Bottoms on 3/6/14 at 12:52 pm|
I put in about 8 acres and want to say it was around $400. The wire isn't that expensive, but do get a heavier guage. You don't want to be hunting breaks on such a large area.
We rented a trencher that opened a narrow 2" deep cut. Dug the trench, laid the wire, filled in the trench (really ju...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Huge Letdown....New South addition screens won't be 1080 resolution!!! - Dusty Bottoms on 2/25/14 at 11:49 am|
Just want to take this opportunity to voice again what many already have. Last year's ad-fest was inexcusible and indefensible. I know common thought was that contracts were in place and could not be broken. How about altering? Everyone involved, including the advertisers themselves, had to see ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Remodeled Tiger Stadium Locker Rooms? - Dusty Bottoms on 1/23/14 at 1:31 pm|
I'm sure this is a stupid question, but is that not the visitors' locker room (South Endzone)?...
| Money Talk|| re: Postponing 401k contributions to pay of debts - Dusty Bottoms on 11/11/13 at 2:09 pm|
You have to think beyond the "free" money aspect also. There is a real cost to passing up the opportunity of making a tax deferred investment....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Official: LSU @ Alabama - CBS - 7:00 PM - Dusty Bottoms on 10/28/13 at 12:59 pm|
[quote]They didn't want any game competing with the Prime Time match-up[/quote]
As a matter of fact, isn't this contractual?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: When did the Band play Neck at the Furman Game? - Dusty Bottoms on 10/28/13 at 12:47 pm|
[quote]I did notice that all the people around me had no clue what to do and we're looking at my group funny because we were moving back and fourth and yelling "you suck" [/quote]
You think THAT'S why they were looking at you funny? Could it be because you looked and sounded foolish?...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Do deer eat pumpkins - Dusty Bottoms on 10/28/13 at 9:43 am|
[quote]That will paw the shite out of them and bust then opn[/quote]
That explains it. I was wondering how they got into them.
And yes, it was deer. Those SOB's tore my entire garden up this year. Ate my pepper plants (left the peppers). Stripped my okra of every leaf to 6 feet. Every gree...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Do deer eat pumpkins - Dusty Bottoms on 10/28/13 at 9:36 am|
[quote]No. Pumpkins will rot into the ground before anything eats them. Have tried several times.[/quote]
Not true. I had several vines loaded with softball size pumpkins in August. Until the deer found them. The only remaining trace of the pumpkins were a few seed. Oddly enough, they have ne...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Expanded NEZ screen...now with more ads! - Dusty Bottoms on 9/6/13 at 8:49 am|
[quote]@LSUFball: With loss of south scoreboard during expansion, LSU is obligated to make up the scoreboard ad inventory. Temporary solution.[/quote]
Truly poor of the administration to allow this. Take a look at the board again and ask yourself how any reasonable human being could accept this ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: OB opinion for standby generator. - Dusty Bottoms on 6/5/13 at 11:31 am|
[quote] I have a 500 gallon LP tank in the ground, the tank will run the generator and the house for a minimum of a week.[/quote]
Can you clarify this? I also have a 500 gallon buried LP tank and have been considering a stand-by to run off of it. But if it burns anywhere near 500 gallons/week, ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Light farm tractor recommendations - Dusty Bottoms on 5/29/13 at 11:20 am|
I went with Kubota over Deere for a couple of reasons. The biggest was I like the quick connect option with the Kubota loader. I don't want to carry the loader when I'm not using it.
I searched craigslist 18 months before finally finding the right one at the right price. I ended up buying an L...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Have the blackberries come in yet? - Dusty Bottoms on 5/16/13 at 1:05 pm|
My heart dropped when I read the below and researched further. The days of enjoying wild black/dewberries may be over once this thing is fully established. Also, if you are growing hybrid blackberries or blueberries in your yard like me, unfortunately, frequent spraying will be required.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Bad Boy Zero Turn Mower - Dusty Bottoms on 5/9/13 at 1:48 pm|
Also, I've called Bad Boy several times for help and pointers. They have always been extremely responsive and helpful....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Bad Boy Zero Turn Mower - Dusty Bottoms on 5/9/13 at 1:41 pm|
I have a Bad Boy 60" 30HP Kohler Command Pro that cuts 15 acres a week. Deck is very solid and is chain hung in the back. Quality of cut depends on the quality of the blades and deck adjustment (level side to side and correct pitch front to back). I have about 750 hours on it. Had to replace the...
| Music Board|| re: The Band/Artist Game - Dusty Bottoms on 5/7/13 at 6:49 pm|
[quote]Motley Crue 
Skid Row [/quote]...
| Music Board|| re: The Band/Artist Game - Dusty Bottoms on 5/7/13 at 2:33 pm|
[quote]Motley Crue 
Skid Row [/quote]...