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JetsMetsRangers

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  1. Exactly, they made it seem like Simmons was really a great guy who just happened to pummel a woman laying on the ground with a barrage from his fists while the dastardly Polite did not interview well......;)
  2. lol!.......Exactly, Cannon had 3 drops last year........Not saying he is a great receiver but that would make about a 15% drop rate........
  3. The fact that we ran against 8-9 men in the box on first down so often leading to 2nd and 3rd and 9 does not help either!
  4. Thanks for the correction, was not sure what the Government matched.........I remember when they came out with FERS that they gave us the option of switching from CSRS and weighed the options and stayed with it.........Figured the Government was not doing it to benefit me!....lol..........Also knowing my salary was probably not going to be top dollar the defined benefit would work for me..........I will have enough time in SS if i get a part time job for a couple of years but that pretty much is zeroed out by the CSRS offset rules..........I still contributed to the thrift but mostly the last 10 years of my career when i had a little extra money to do it...........Sounds like you got it right, congrats on your career, btw i was pleasantly surprised at the fast processing of my pension through OPM and the people who did mine!
  5. Thank you, yes it is a completely different system now........I was locked into the old CSRS system so i still get the defined benefit pension, around 1985 or so they went to a small pension plus a 401K type where the Government would match up to i believe 10% of your contribution and also SS...........It could still be a decent plan if you can contribute the Maximum amount for your career and not have to borrow from it...........Problem for many employees now is if you are not a supervisor or in a top white collar job the pay is not great........Many of the guys i worked with top out at 55-60 K and find it difficult to build up their thrift to where it would be needed in retirement..........Like you stated not many places provide the defined benefit pension anymore..........Best of luck to you!
  6. Wow, sounds like a great trip, definitely want to do a similar trip soon, so much to see!........Actually have seen the Giant Sequoia's , was about 40 years ago.....I forget the name of the tree, i believe it was General something.....Three of us holding hands stretched out barely covered the front of the Trunk.......Best of luck on your trip!
  7. Believe or not i worked in the same park for 42 years.......The FDR Presidential home and library and the Vanderbilt Mansion sites in Hyde Park........Took care of the gravesite and gardens there, raised all bedding plants in the greenhouse on site and all Horticultural projects.............Been to quite a few but none out West, hope to get out there now that i am retired....................Pics below are a couple of the Gardens i took care of......
  8. Thank you, i really enjoyed my career.........Loved working outside for most of it, now to get on the water and do a lot more fishing and playing with the grandkids!.....:)
  9. Federal pensions are generous only if you work the maximum amount of years..........i just recently retired from the National Park Service after 42 years which gives me a pension of 80% of my high 3 salary...........I paid 7% of my pay for the 42 years to my pension and the Government matched it...............Now we get no SS since we cannot pay into the system........Also no overtime or bonuses or any other compensation is counted in the high 3 years, it is just your basic pay so no goosing the final pension near the end of employment.......Not complaining but i think many equate the Federal pension with state and municipalities which are not the same.........Blue collar guy here so did not make a ton of money but job security was a factor in staying....
  10. Made more plays in a couple of games han Lee did in 10....

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