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re: Car spinoff: Is there any reason to buy any other SUV besides a Land Cruiser? - KG6
My uncle has gotten a new Suburaban about every 4 years for as long as I can remember. He's had at least 6 that I can remember off the top of my head. He wears out the black paint on the buttons on every one. I have had a Chevy vehicle since 2004, and have never had it happen. I think certain pe...


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re: Car spinoff: Is there any reason to buy any other SUV besides a Land Cruiser? - KG6
[quote]Is there any reason to buy an SUV[/quote] I'm not saying there isn't a reason to own a truck, but I seriously doubt 50% of the people who have them need them. SUV's are probably a more useful vehicle to most people. I went from a truck to a Tahoe and I don't know if I've had to borrow a ...


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re: Car spinoff: Is there any reason to buy any other SUV besides a Land Cruiser? - KG6
I think Tahoe prices are CRAZY. When I was almost finished school, I seriously considered getting an LS Tahoe. This was around 07-08. I know that I found the base price to be under 30k. I ended up getting a truck instead. Two years ago I decided to get an SUV. Base price of the Tahoe was right ...


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re: Car spinoff: Is there any reason to buy any other SUV besides a Land Cruiser? - KG6
I don't know what the ltz tahoe's initial price tag was, but I know the base model was around around 28k in 2007, so I'd estimate the LTZ was around 50k loaded. The land cruiser was closer to 60k. Seems like the value depreciates the same to me. This is coming from someone who owns a tahoe and ...


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re: Car spinoff: Is there any reason to buy any other SUV besides a Land Cruiser? - KG6
I can think of one reason.... I don't have 80k to throw at a vehicle. ...


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re: Pick any vehicle you want... what would it be? - KG6
Saw a defender on a trailer in Mandeville at a restaurant the other weekend. Almost stopped to see what it would take to buy it. When I move to Houston soon, I hope to give my wife my tahoe, use her tdi jetta to commute, and get a restored bronco or defender as a personal vehicle. ...


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re: Any offshore permit holders receive an email today? - KG6
Yeah, just seems like it didn't really reveal anything that everyone didn't already know. ...


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re: Any offshore permit holders receive an email today? - KG6
Kind of a dumb survey though. Basically, "you want more fishing days, or not"...


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re: Where are the closest rigs? - KG6
I've caught snapper pretty close out of grand isle. Pass up the first rigs you see from the beach and hit the ones you can see on the horizon from there. I think it was like 60-80 ft water depth there. Did it in a 22' boston whaler, no gps. I don't think I could do that now that I'm older :lol:...


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re: How to make Punks slow down when driving through your neighborhood. - KG6
[quote] If they are responsible parents they both teach their kids and supervise their kids[/quote] I guess that overall, this is the ultimate reasoning for my rambling. I don't think drivers should just not care about the kids. I am simply saying that we have waaaaaaay too many irresponsible ...


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re: How to make Punks slow down when driving through your neighborhood. - KG6
[quote]You're coming across that way though.[/quote] I'm just playing the devil's advocate. I stated early on that I drive very carefully becasue of this. As the adult, I know that I have to be more careful so that taccidents don't happen. But as a parent, I will also be dilligent in makin...


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re: How to make Punks slow down when driving through your neighborhood. - KG6
[quote]You keep saying this. Where did you ride your bike as a kid??? Only in your yard??[/quote] Yes :lol:, But I grew up on a highway with no shoulders. We had several acres for me to play on. If you played on our street, you had a deathwish. I know my case isn't normal. And I'm not sayi...


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re: How to make Punks slow down when driving through your neighborhood. - KG6
I'm not trying to sound like a billy-badass. I just think people let their kids do things that I would consider dangerous and then they think that others should be responsible for it. I would die if I hurt a kid, but at the same time, that doesn't make me automatically at fault. Kids often do stu...


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re: How to make Punks slow down when driving through your neighborhood. - KG6
[quote]you do have a legal obligation to assume children will not act rationally around you when you operate a vehicle[/quote] Bull shite. If I'm driving legally and a kid pops out from behind a parked car and I hit him bacause there is no way I could avoid it, I am at no fault. I have no legal o...


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re: What is a reasonable price to pay for tax filing preparation? - KG6
My mom uses some lady who operates after hours out of her house and she's gotten me an appointment the last few years. I think she has a full time job and does taxes on the side. Cost me $75 for the wife and I. My stuff is pretty simple, so I don't see the reason to pay hundreds of dollars, but I'...


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re: How to make Punks slow down when driving through your neighborhood. - KG6
I'm not saying your kid has to be in a pen in the back yard, but there's no need to be playing two feet from the street. I've seen kids kicking footballs along the street and every other one causes a car to hit its brakes so the kid run to can get the ball, I've seen little girls coloring with sidew...


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re: How to make Punks slow down when driving through your neighborhood. - KG6
[quote]And as far as kids playing in the streets of a neighborhood; really guys. It's the freaking norm for small, quiet neighborhoods [/quote] It might be normal, and I do drive slow to watch for kids in my nighborhood, but it's still extremely annoying. I had a 10 y/o kid pull out on his bike...


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re: How to make Punks slow down when driving through your neighborhood. - KG6
I understand that speeding is dangerous for all that live in the neighborhood, but I also agree that we let children use the street as a playground a little too much. I obey the speed limit in my neighborhood. I follow all traffic laws, yet I still have to watch out for kids flying out of driveway...


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re: Alarm monitoring: How much do you pay? - KG6
$47/month for wireless (no phone line) system. "Free" install. I was looking to have one installed and had shopped around for prices. ADT knocked on my door and told me they could do it that afternoon. They were significantly higher monthly than other places, but the install price was a lot lowe...


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re: SG3 wont turn on, it was working fine 2 hours ago, now nothing, what to do? - KG6
When I got the SG3 it kept doing that. Had to take out the battery and restart. I had to return the phone to get another. Had the same problem. I returned that one and kept my old IPhone. I waited for the SG4 to come out. Haven't had a problem with it. ...


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re: How much money per month do you put on your credit card? - KG6
1k-2k per month. I pay it off each month. I use my card for everything. I usually jump on a 0% for however many months deal so that if I do eff up, I'm not paying interest. When the 0% deal is up, I move to the next card with that deal. I haven't not paid it off that month, but its an additional saf...


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re: Wind is laying down, think I'll head south--Dulac Reports? - KG6
Caught two reds yesterday. Saw tons of fish, but wasn't getting many strikes. Water was pretty low everywhere and the wind kicked up around 10ish. Called it a day shortly after. ...


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re: Are Justin Boots comfortable? - KG6
My Justin non-steel toe work boots with the thicker rubber sole are amazing. They're broken in perfectly and are probably the most comfortable shoes I own. I got a cheaper pair with the thinner sole to wear with jeans and I hate them with all of my might :banghead: :lol:. So uncomfortable. I th...


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re: Twin Vee 26 Ocean Cat feedback - KG6
I think people may be referring to a boats ability to be in 3'-5' seas and not feel like you're going to die. I don't think anyone's stating that they see 5 footers in the forecast, but they're still going run out in their bay boat to catch their 2 snapper. I've been in a 32' boat in 8'+ seas....


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re: Will you will more to your kids than you will inherit from your parents? - KG6
I'm 27 and already make more than either of my parents. I doubt I have much of an inheritance. I don't care. They can give everything to my sister for all I care....


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re: Offshore O&G work - KG6
It's not a fun schedule. I know of guys being offshore since early January on one job. They get to come in for a day or so here and there to re-set their clock, but it's right back out until the job's done. I couldn't do it. The guys making the rediculous money have 20+ years experience for the ...


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re: Offshore O&G work - KG6
Don't know what people make on land, but I don't know anyone making less than about 120 for us right now. Guys with experience are making 200-300. That's not engineering....just field personnel....


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re: NYC Trip Ideas Welcomed Here - KG6
Would have loved to see Citizen Cope. I was a fan of Robert Randolph, but didn't really care for his show when I saw it. I'm liking the whole jam band thing less and less as I get older. We did NYC in February. I enjoyed the MET, Guggenheim, and Museum of Natural History. I spent most of my t...


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re: Alternatives to Debt to Income Ratio? - KG6
I'm not the type to keep up with the jones's, but I'm tired of living in my starter house. Was built in 1990. Gold fixtures and popcorn ceilings. No storage room at 1500 square feet. I've got a kid coming and will be moving for work within a year. I'm not going to lie, I can't wait to buy a...


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re: Offshore O&G work - KG6
If I was single and fresh out of school with a technical degree and no experience, I'd jump on it. A lot of people do it for a few years then get an office job making 80k or more. I know others who planned to do that, but liked the lifestyle and don't ever want to come in the office now. ...


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