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xaarman last won the day on December 21 2017

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  1. Any idea on how much the effects of the federal rate cut are having? What’s the change in the average VA loan?
  2. Anyone get Mattis's new book? Thoughts? edit: saw it was asked above, great minds think alike!
  3. Have the flight doc prescribe 800mg Ibuprofen. (sarcasm intended)
  4. What if he said Pro Pilot pay should be $300k/year? He can't make that happen, but apparently it would make a lot of folks feel better. As I slowly disconnect from my past life, I still chime in here because I like Base Ops. But it will be the same complaining as when I was a junior Captain, to senior Captain, and now a few years post separation... and people are still complaining about the same stuff. The time is ripe to get out. But as I said above, don't stay with the girl hoping she'll come around in the next 1-4 years... it ain't happening.
  5. Honestly, if you’re still in beyond your initial commitment, that’s on you. By the Major point, you know the rules and requirements of the game. Dont stay with a girl hoping she’ll change. Nothing different here either.
  6. I've posted this before and I'll post it here again. It's satire, but it's true: https://www.duffelblog.com/2015/04/jcs-dont-care-youre-resigning/ The system is what the system is. Fighting it is like getting mad at the ocean for having waves. FWIW, I worked one, two leg overnight sitting reserve at my house so far this month. And I make about what a Lt Col makes in my second year at a legacy with the (currently) worst contract.
  7. I see a note in there about zero funding fee if awarded a Purple Heart - any idea on what future guidance will be on funding fees and normal a VA disability rating? Specifically 40%?
  8. That’s the great thing about the airlines.... one persons trash is another persons treasure. Some people love redeyes for commuting, some people (me) avoid them at all costs. To answer your question, I haven’t set an alarm clock in months because I prefer late morning to afternoon shows.
  9. Yeah I called and it’s off appraised value... so if your place appraised for $300k for tax purposes, it will only be 288k after your discount.
  10. I had to look that up because I'm moving to Texas soon... I called to inquire and it's off the appraised value, not a tax credit (so you're still gonna pay a ton, as I understand it.) What is the amount of the disabled veteran's exemption? The exemption amount that a qualified disabled veteran receives depends on the veteran's disability rating from the branch of the armed service. Disability Exemption Disability Rating Exemption Amount Up To 10% to 29% $5,000 from the property's value 30% to 49% $7,500 from the property's value 50% to 69% $10,000 from the property's value 70% to 100% $12,000 from the property's value A disabled veteran may also qualify for an exemption of $12,000 of the assessed value of the property if the veteran is age 65 or older with a disability rating of at least 10 percent; totally blind in one or both eyes; or has lost use of one or more limbs.
  11. Random question, can you do a 20 year VA loan? edit: would be in Dallas, TX
  12. As a motorcycle rider/roadracer, I'll chime in here. I think Shazaam's example was appropriate. A lot of us can forget what it's like dealing with 17-18 year olds when we are senior CGOs/FGOs. Some of these guys have never left the tiny town they grew up with, and get their first taste of money/speed by spending $3k on a vehicle that can go zero to 60 in under three seconds. Furthermore, recent motorcycle suspension is so good that going 30 feels like 20, 75 feels like 40 and 110 feels like 65. And that's at 30% throttle and 6th gear. I did something extremely stupid on my sportbike years ago and I'll remember it for the rest of my life... I could be dead right now, and that phone call could have been for me. So yeah, if it takes explaining to a 18 yr old what that phone call would be like, and he is naive enough that it makes him cry, so be it. I've also counseled a 25 yr old guard guy caught by leadership, he had been riding all his life, and that conversation was more like "bro, lets go to the track." But like a UPT debrief, if a byproduct of what I'm saying leads to a few tears (hooking a checkride, etc) then I'm glad my point is getting through. Different strokes for different folks. I am surprised I'm alive after the incident above, and it's one of the reasons I strictly ride at the race track now.
  13. FYI the NTSB updated their language to remove the "implications."
  14. xaarman


    I have nothing to add other than get an STD test.
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