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WaPo article details growing economic/intellectual divide in America - Rick Rickles
[link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/local/2013/11/09/washington-a-world-apart/)]"Super ZIPs"[/link] Where does your ZIP stand? Thoughts on article? Seems to have a slight negative bias towards the Government employee IMO....


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re: Online Giveaways - Rick Rickles
[quote]This is a lot of work for a spam account to do for that one big advert.[/quote] Huh? What do you mean? I have this stove in my home. I had to pay freaking $1100 to run a 50v 240 line across the home to the kitchen to power it. I'm using the own laptop right now. It's not spam. It's real. ...


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re: Online Giveaways - Rick Rickles
[quote]Banned[/quote] Not for at least four years. ...


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Online Giveaways - Rick Rickles
My wife enters these various online giveaways all the time, and actually wins some legit stuff. In the past year: Frigidaire gallery Dual Convection Oven $500 in Western Union Gift Cards Acer Touchscreen Laptop $200 to Perry's Steakhouse $200 to Honey Baked Ham Over $300 in Amazon Gift Cards...


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re: What is your ideal figure for annual salary/compensation? - Rick Rickles
[quote]Can't beat the job security, paid time off and health benefits. If it's about lack of professional development and what not, then it'd be wise to move. If's it's about not being challenged, well I think a lot of people go through that if they work the same job for long enough. I'd stick it ou...


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re: What is your ideal figure for annual salary/compensation? - Rick Rickles
Meh. ...


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re: What's the most physical pain you've ever been in? - Rick Rickles
ACL tear in college Kinesiology class. Pretty sure I used a lifetime's worth of curse words. The sensation of draining the blood out of the knee cavity the next day was akin to orgasm I felt such relief. ...


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re: What is your ideal figure for annual salary/compensation? - Rick Rickles
[quote]quote: quote: I'm a Federal employee, and have been contemplating leaving Civil Service for the private sector, Please do; no matter the reason. [/quote] Love the ignorance that no Federal employees are worth the dollars used to pay them. I write contracts for the Gov't and strive to s...


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re: What is your ideal figure for annual salary/compensation? - Rick Rickles
[quote] They take 28% from me in taxes, that's fricking ridiculous. The government needs a THIRD of what we make? On top of that I pay state income tax in LA when I live in a state that doesn't have a state income tax.[/quote] Why do you pay LA ICT when living elsewhere? Maintaining residen...


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re: What is your ideal figure for annual salary/compensation? - Rick Rickles
[quote]OP sounds similar to my situation. I'm also federal employee with 3 years in, a little over $80k in salary, which isn't that great living in San Diego. If I were earning $100k that would be ideal but I'm single, I'm not hurting. [/quote] Yea. 3.5 years here. You work DoD? [quote]I could...


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re: What is your ideal figure for annual salary/compensation? - Rick Rickles
[quote]What is it you do exactly? Also pretty good pros for a federal employee but what are the other pros in the private sector position besides the bump in pay? Cons? More stress, longer hours, retirement? [/quote] Procurement/Contracting. Probably the best job in the best agency (at least acco...


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re: What is your ideal figure for annual salary/compensation? - Rick Rickles
[quote]I'm convinced that -- within reason -- you have enough money to do whatever you please when you reach about $500K in annual earnings. Granted, you won't have a yacht or Gulfstream or an island, but you can enjoy all of the luxuries and indulgences that life has to offer. [/quote] I read th...


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re: What is your ideal figure for annual salary/compensation? - Rick Rickles
[quote]If I could make what I make now before taxes and actually keep the tax money I'd be happy.[/quote] I hear you. While deployed to Afghanistan, it was a hell of a difference bringing the entire check home. Made me bitter when I got back stateside. :lol:...


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re: What is your ideal figure for annual salary/compensation? - Rick Rickles
[quote]not a very subtle brag thread, douche.[/quote] Honest question. I don't know if my expectations are unrealistic or if many people share common concerns? Additionally, Houston is kind of droll. I'd like to move somewhere more vibrant and fun, but can't if I stay....


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What is your ideal figure for annual salary/compensation? - Rick Rickles
Within reason, of course. What is the number that you would target that would allow you to live a comfortable lifestyle and enjoy your life to the fullest? I'm a Federal employee, and have been contemplating leaving Civil Service for the private sector, mainly due to pay. While I do ok now (above...


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re: What's the lowdown on Houston Suburbs - Rick Rickles
[quote]The OT gets a bad rap, but where else could I get solid info like this? [/quote] HAR.com...


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re: What's the lowdown on Houston Suburbs - Rick Rickles
Seabrook is has no MUD tax and off of Kirby where I live I pay ~$4800 in property tax after homestead....


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re: What's the lowdown on Houston Suburbs - Rick Rickles
I live in Seabrook and love it. Kemah being close gives it a costal feel that I like. Baybrook mall is ok, and we just got a new outlet mall. Food options are good. Schools are excellent. Downtown is about 30-45 min away depending on traffic....


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re: Best factory equipped off-roading vehicle? What say the OT? - Rick Rickles
[quote]the Raptor proved it deserved the crown as the best factory-equipped four-wheel-drive pickup.[/quote] Just bought a 2013 Super-crew. I'm loving it. Fun as hell to drive. The 801A package makes it just as full featured as any luxury sedan, and the accent package looks slick....


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Best factory equipped off-roading vehicle? What say the OT? - Rick Rickles
[link=(http://www.fourwheeler.com/vehicle-reviews/129-1301-the-ultimate-factory-4x4-shootout/)]LINK[/link]...


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re: 1 slot open in NCAA 360 Dynasty. Any takers? - Rick Rickles
Bump. Still need 1. ...


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re: 1 slot open in NCAA 360 Dynasty. Any takers? - Rick Rickles
And remember to join the group me chat for updates and comms. https://groupme.com/join_group/5149510/u9Bze9?source=Copy...


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re: 1 slot open in NCAA 360 Dynasty. Any takers? - Rick Rickles
LSU added. Herb added. Good luck. You can pick any team you choose. ...


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re: 1 slot open in NCAA 360 Dynasty. Any takers? - Rick Rickles
[link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/42618793/TD-360-Dynasty-Week-1---Adv-Aug-3rd--7-PM.aspx)]LINK[/link] No cheesing allowed. ...


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1 slot open in NCAA 360 Dynasty. Any takers? - Rick Rickles
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re: TD 360 Dynasty [Week 1 - Adv. Aug. 3rd @ 7 PM] - Rick Rickles
Yea, what JAE said. Look for a defense that works about 30-40% of the time for you. Likely, the person that loses is the person that doesn't score every possession though. Hope they tune the intelligence of the DBs a bit. I'm sick of the fricking slants, curl unders, and trips TE posts working EVERY ...


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re: TD 360 Dynasty [Week 1 - Adv. Aug. 3rd @ 7 PM] - Rick Rickles
Bump....


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re: TD 360 Dynasty [Week 1 - Adv. Aug. 3rd @ 7 PM] - Rick Rickles
Group Me link also added to OP....


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re: TD 360 Dynasty [Week 1 - Adv. Aug. 3rd @ 7 PM] - Rick Rickles
Up to him I guess. FYI all, the group me thread link: https://groupme.com/join_group/5149510/u9Bze9?source=Copy...


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re: TD 360 Dynasty [Week 1 - Adv. Aug. 3rd @ 7 PM] - Rick Rickles
[quote]Ucla or cal. Whoever is better or not picked. I have shoddy Internet at the camp [/quote] UCLA....


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