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re: NOLA World Trade Center set to become Four Seasons - tigeraddict
They have been talking about making this a hotel for years. When i was still in New Orleans working before Kitrina, i was doing preliminary design and cost for the lower half the building being converted into a Hotel in phase I and doing the upper half in phase II most of the building was guttin...
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re: $15 per hour minimum wage or more unions - has to be one or the other - tigeraddict
[quote]I'll admit that you have made some good points about the $15 minimum wage (though I still believe in it) but here is an alternative: unionization of most major employers. Unions initially served a purpose, then they didn't but now they should again as our middle class goes away and wealth...
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re: I got taxed 41% on my latest bonus. - tigeraddict
[quote]I got taxed 41% on my latest bonus. [/quote] You do know you don't have to have your W-2 deductions setup right? I have my payroll department withhold a fixed amount per check for state and federal, and when December comes i tell them to withhold a fixed percentage from my checks. S...
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re: Serious Conversation about lesbian/gays (allowed) in church - tigeraddict
[quote]ast forward to last week when i pick up the local newspaper. There is a BIG write up from this church saying no gay/lesbians are allowed there, and they will be asked to leave if they come. And give several bible verses saying how God said it is wrong, etc etc. [/quote] do they do the same...
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re: CNBC: For millions of Americans, the 401k is a failure - tigeraddict
pensions are not much better tho if you donthave the numbers coming up that you have retiring. The union guys we have in the field are getting $7.23/hr of their total package going to their pension fund. However, if the work 40 hrs/wk, for most of the year they cap out the credit hours they can ...
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re: CNBC: For millions of Americans, the 401k is a failure - tigeraddict
yes, blame the system... Take two employees in adjacent cubicles. Both make the same salary. Employee A puts 4% in, employee B puts 10% in. Employee A get a boat, $35k truck, all the latest technology gagets, but is "poor" Employee B spends within his means, Only eats out for special oc...
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re: A/C unit question - line iced up - tigeraddict
Either sufficient freon charge or insufficient heat transfer. 1) check air filter, 2) make sure fan is blowing 3) inspect both indoor coil and outdoor coil 4) call professional ...
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re: So i have a co-worker that needs advice - re: not at fault wreck - tigeraddict
[quote]Sounds like plumbing co would rather pay out of pocket rather than have a higher premium. [/quote] Likely has i high deductable, cheaper for the company to pay out of pocket for the repairs and not claim on insurance. As long as you get you car fixed, does it matter if you go through in...
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re: NCAA East Region 2nd Round: (9) LSU 65 vs. (8) NC State 66 - Final - tigeraddict
Here comes their run. Need to slow down and wait for controlled shots.......
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re: Clintons not disclosing donor list to Clinton Foundation - tigeraddict
[quote]But Toddy and A Want say she's a shoe in. [/quote] How bout we just disqualify the "top two" from each side now and start with whats left I think everyone would be happier ...
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re: Tax Question regarding Vehicle Allowance - tigeraddict
I have been getting the same the past 9 years and this year it's not showing up in the same cells on turbo tax as past years. I get a 1099-misc with the allowance in 3-other Normally I right off the additional cost of car insurance I need to carry, mileage, oil changes, tires, ect to offset t...
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re: Seattle restaurants closing because of minimum wage hike? Nope. - tigeraddict
So what is stopping anyone from becoming a small business owner if it is so great?should the business owner make the same as his employees? What about different scales for the various employees? Should a cook makes as much as the hostes, buss boy, waitress? Should the secretary make as much as the...
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re: 401(k) discrimination testing - tigeraddict
[quote]Do they just not have any extra money to invest, or are they just not knowledgeable?[/quote] i think it is both. The company i work for had a company wide dinner meeting to explain the new 401k changes after switching investment companies. The owner said that participation was lower ...
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re: Report: Valerie Jarrett leaked the Clinton Email Scandal to avoid trace to WH - tigeraddict
Conventional wisdom would lead you to believe the rpublicans are the ones pushing this, to some degree they are. But for the media to be running with this as hard as they are you would think there was something else going on. The Obama administration is running back door Chanel's to leak inform...
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re: bonuses and taxes - tigeraddict
[quote]My federal withholding on my bonus has always been much higher than my federal withholding for my monthly gross salary, how are they not taxed differently? [/quote] guess it all depends on your companies payroll software But, each check is taxed like it is a recurring check forecast fo...
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re: Pam Anderson has wonky boobs now NSFW - tigeraddict
[quote]fter the second, Pam looks like a mean old plastic grandma. [/quote] and only 47........
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re: Pam Anderson has wonky boobs now NSFW - tigeraddict
Thats what happens when you have been ridden hard and put away wet so many times.... .... and yes, double meanings to that saying.......
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re: Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - tigeraddict
Cellulose in the walls is not a good option over time. It will settle, leaving voids resulting in no R value in some locations. Rule of thumb on A/C sizing is 400 sq per ton. 1200 sq ft space would be 3 ton. Also it is better to undersize then oversize the unit. U will only dehumidify the air wh...
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re: Are you a 9-5'r or do you love your job? - tigeraddict
[quote]Are you a 9-5'r or do you love your job?[/quote] whats a 9-5'r, more like 7 - 5:30'r, but i do like my job, and see a lot of potential for growth for years to come...
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re: Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - tigeraddict
[quote]Right, so right now i'm looking at either paying 3 to 4 times as much for foam, but I might need less AC tonnage so there is a savings there. For example I'm trying to decide for A/C purposes on either Carrier 3.5 and 2.5 Ton Down w/ 2.5 Ton Up: 14 SEER gas heat system: and a Carrier 3....
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