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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Dec 17, 2020 at 7:56 AM
    113tac

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    Yeah just depends on the position and rank though. A solid gig either way
     
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  2. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM
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    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    Hey that's who we use! Yeah, I have an option to invest in a fund that is company stock, 0 ER, in my 401k. That's why I said that, it's most likely (for a company like Boeing) just going to be the same deal.

    Now, I will not say anything political and give any opinion about these numbers, however, I will say, under the current administration and tax codes, which may change, here is a decent article that gets into the numbers in taxes for short and long term gains (income brackets included).

    https://www.investopedia.com/articl...gterm-vs-shortterm-capital-gain-tax-rates.asp

    (@Gunshot-6A you probably know this, but just generally posting it).

    Here's a family tree line to follow: My coworkers friends cousin and him, bought a laser cutter (or water jet cutter, can't remember, either way, some sort of plate metal cutter). He set up an auto feed table, and it's CNC programmed. He bids on jobs and has it set up in his garage or shed or whatever. His current contract is a whole bunch of plates that bolt onto street lights in a city. Either way, he has those and then one-off jobs on the sides, etc. It's not his day to day, typically he spends a few hours a week doing the G code and making sure there's more material in the auto feed every so often.

    This is his side hustle, it runs on its own, no supervision. Makes about 100k/year doing it.

    I hate white. I have a white truck because somehow white vehicles are the easiest to keep clean, but everything else. NOPE. I wear black or surplus mechanix :rofl: still have friends on base

    Military retirement is cool. You do 20 years and get the full deal. Then you can go into the civil service (FAA, etc) and your prior years count for that retirement too. A lot of guys will do 20 in the Air Force, then 10 in the FAA. You get your 20 year Air Force retirement, VA healthcare, and then you get your 30 year FAA retirement.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:04 AM
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    I worked at a start-up long ago where we hired a sales guy whose kid played on a soccer team with kids of a bunch of C level people in Manhattan. Basically he just went to soccer games and talked to whatever other parents showed up. He got us a deal with Merrill Lynch. Although that was right before the mortgage crisis of the late 2000s and Merrill Lynch's resulting problems. We had invested too much toward that deal and it basically ended up killing the start-up.
     
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  4. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:05 AM
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    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not a Fed

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    That's a good breakdown for the average person. Also, I won't speculate as to the financial status of anyone in this thread, but there are some potentially pretty radical changes to come shortly as well in relation to short and long term cap gains for high earners (400K+) depending on if they get approved by Congress.
     
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  5. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    That water jet idea is awesome. I never even thought of something like that. I’m sure it’s super expensive but in a decent sized county or city it’s a good idea!

    FAA is insane when it comes to that. If you are talking Air Force to air traffic controller then that’s an amazing retirement. Getting max $180k before overtime. Plus having to retire at 52 and moving to a desk job or going to a high paying consulting firm. All without requiring a college degree. Air traffic controllers can make it huge. I currently support the FAA so I am constantly told that I should become a controller. I am too old now though haha.
     
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  6. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:11 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not a Fed

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    Back to bike news, I wanna give a huge shoutout to JensonUSA. Called them Tuesday after OnTrac royally botched a package delivery last Sunday, and about 10 mins later, a replacement order was in the system and shipped this morning no charge to me. 2 tires and a seat clamp aren't exactly cheap either.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:15 AM
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    Can’t believe I’m still riding dirt in Minnesota in mid-December.

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  8. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:16 AM
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    They probably have some level of contract and were able to take it up with them. Or they say "Anything less than $200, just do it" or something like that. Cool beans!

    :stayontopic:


    With my new bike:
    - Need to replace some bolts. They're New England, sitting around, might have a bit of rust on them. So, I need to either pull them and clean them, OR replace them.
    - Need tires. That was one of the big gripes on the reviews of that bike was the tires were junk compared to everything else on there
    - Will do tubeless when I get the new tires on there. Probably just going to keep everything stock, though. Don't like the silver spokes but oh well.
    - Need a dropper post
    - MIGHT get a new brake lever. Brakes are okay, but has a two finger brake lever.
     
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  9. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:18 AM
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    For sure, It was very clearly an OnTrac issue so it was pretty black and white. But to just cut a replacement before having to wait for an investigation to pan out and find nothing is nice. Surely they have some customer retention reship policy, but as someone who for a time was out $180, it was a big win.
     
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    what kind of brakes? broke a lever on my sram codes earlier this year. ended up getting a new lever assembly to replace it. i still have the old assembly and a new lever, but am missing some bearings for it. spent a week looking around online, but couldnt find the specific part i needed. so there are parts lying around now.
     
  11. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:22 AM
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    Sorry, correction: Most of the "negative" to any reviewers were: tires, and brakes. Otherwise, for the price, awesome. With those, for the price, still good but could be better.
     
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  12. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:43 AM
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    ayyy Minnesota and a Norco! Whereabouts in MN? I'm in Saint Louis Park right now, haven't been taking advantage of 'winter' riding yet.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:45 AM
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    Weird, I am also in SLP. This was taken at Theo.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    Alright, so got most of this covered now.
    How big of a backpack are you riding with though?
     
  15. Dec 17, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    He’s been having issues posting, but I know on our trip he wore a hip pack. Obviously we were in a group though
     
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    Small world.. I'm in SLP off 394/169 and just picked up a Norco Optic. Usually ride theo in the mornings when it was nice out, haven't been back in a month or two. I miss it!
     
  17. Dec 17, 2020 at 9:27 AM
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    For sure! you ever drive on Minnetonka Blvd? I've seen a QS long bed that road multiple times. Might have had a tailgate pad too. I'm by 100/minnetonka blvd
     
  18. Dec 17, 2020 at 9:38 AM
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    Not too often. We'll have to rip around some trails sometime! So many fun trails around the metro.
     
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  20. Dec 17, 2020 at 9:49 AM
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    Absolutely. I ride a lot of theo, battle creek, and sometimes elm
     
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