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Re: ..a "Gripe" - teacher's strikes..
« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2018, 11:05:09 PM »
Well guys as a teacher if I was reading the 2nd page here for a grade, I would give all a big F, for off topic... lol. Seriously if you would like to help a teacher and don’t want to give money or raise taxes, I’ll give you my address and you can mail me any spare ammo that you might have (if it’s a common caliber I have a gun to shoot it)! I would gratefully accept it and then hit the range.


Happy to share some BMG with you, and it's cheaper to meet you somewhere than ship it;)

And thanks for teaching.  Not everyone can do it. 
My wife and I had some great public school teachers, so did our kids, and all graduated from college with a degree.

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Re: ..a "Gripe" - teacher's strikes..
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2018, 01:52:22 AM »
Armed Texan,

Unfortunately most of the public school teachers that I had, before escaping to boarding school, would have been overpaid at 10 cents an hour.
(From what I've seen in my visits to the south-side ISD, where my voting precincts are, the quality of teachers hasn't improved in the last half century.)


Thankfully, TX doesn't allow teachers to strike.

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LOL. You live on the S side of SA.
(Lowest cost part pf the city) and compare it to VA or others for COL.

Moved for New England (VT) in the 70s. The NE COL was more then and still is today. Have relatives there and been back many times.

NE SA where I live is 10 tp 20% higher for property etc and is only acrpss SA form S side.

NE NW and NC parts of city have higher median cost for real-estate in general as it is the growth side of town.

Saying the col for VA compares to SA is horse hockey.
 

Rural VA maybe. Anywhere around the DC area not even close compared to here.







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Re: ..a "Gripe" - teacher's strikes..
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2018, 06:12:29 AM »
The Texas Teachers Retirement is pretty easy to figure out.

Number of years worked X 2.3 = percent of yearly income in retirement.

so,

30yrs x 2.3 = 69%
x 50k/yr = 34,500 / 12 = 2,875.

and that is probably a bit higher than average.
In Texas, "He needed killin' " is a defense to prosecution.

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Re: ..a "Gripe" - teacher's strikes..
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2018, 06:27:49 AM »
Shield45,

Actually I don't live in south-side SA. -  Instead, I live about 2/3 of a mile from Pearl Brewery in the historic district.
(I moved to this area from 78247 to be close to BAMC. = Thus my screen-name of: satx78247.)

Nonetheless, I understand your confusion, as my precincts (where I am the presiding election judge)  are in South-side (Near Baptist University of the Americas)  & FAR from where I live.
(I vote at Lions Club Park in Alamo Heights.)

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« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2018, 08:28:13 AM »
Shield45,

Actually I don't live in south-side SA. -  Instead, I live about 2/3 of a mile from Pearl Brewery in the historic district.
(I moved to this area from 78247 to be close to BAMC. = Thus my screen-name of: satx78247.)

Nonetheless, I understand your confusion, as my precincts (where I am the presiding election judge)  are in South-side (Near Baptist University of the Americas)  & FAR from where I live.
(I vote at Lions Club Park in Alamo Heights.)

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Even comparing property prices in “the historic district” of Downtown SA to that of the DC metro area is like comparing Filet Minot to Cube Steak.

Im NE SA Nacogdoches area near SA Intl.

By far not the upscale area of NE/NW corridor.

My fellow manager who runs our Irvine CA branch paid close to 500k for a house that here all if placed in a similar sub division would be 300k. He pays higher costs for pretty much everything.

SA and S Texas in general have fairly low COL. Unfortunately the catch to that is we also receive lower wages than many areas of the country.

Me Ill take the trade off to live in TX




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Re: ..a "Gripe" - teacher's strikes..
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2018, 08:43:08 AM »

Even comparing property prices in “the historic district” of Downtown SA to that of the DC metro area is like comparing Filet Minot to Cube Steak.

hmmmmm - a typo (or a product of public education) ?   :th_thicon_lol:
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Re: ..a "Gripe" - teacher's strikes..
« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2018, 09:32:36 AM »
Shield45,

NO argument. = I really LIKE living in SA & am glad that I'm here instead of Houston, Dallas or  most anywhere out of TX.
(I think that I said that SA has a low COL when compared to the other big cities in TX & it's MUCH cheaper here than in metro DC.)

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Re: ..a "Gripe" - teacher's strikes..
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2018, 09:44:19 AM »

Even comparing property prices in “the historic district” of Downtown SA to that of the DC metro area is like comparing Filet Minot to Cube Steak.

hmmmmm - a typo (or a product of public education) ?   :th_thicon_lol:

I heard that Filet Minot was a delicacy only found in North Dakota.

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« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2018, 12:07:51 PM »
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like "they" say....."why not Minot"  :th_thicon_lol:
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« Reply #49 on: April 07, 2018, 12:54:11 PM »
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like "they" say....."why not Minot"  :th_thicon_lol:

:)

And it's called "The Magic City".  I'm guessing it's magic that 50K people live there.

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Re: ..a "Gripe" - teacher's strikes..
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2018, 04:20:53 PM »
The Texas Teachers Retirement is pretty easy to figure out.

Number of years worked X 2.3 = percent of yearly income in retirement.

so,

30yrs x 2.3 = 69%
x 50k/yr = 34,500 / 12 = 2,875.

and that is probably a bit higher than average.
My wife worked in the presidents office at Texas A&M for 34 years and fell under the Texas Teachers Retirement Program umbrella. Not to brag but her monthly annuity is very healthy as well as some of the other benefits.
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Re: ..a "Gripe" - teacher's strikes..
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2018, 07:21:04 PM »
The Texas Teachers Retirement is pretty easy to figure out.

Number of years worked X 2.3 = percent of yearly income in retirement.

so,

30yrs x 2.3 = 69%
x 50k/yr = 34,500 / 12 = 2,875.

and that is probably a bit higher than average.
My wife worked in the presidents office at Texas A&M for 34 years and fell under the Texas Teachers Retirement Program umbrella. Not to brag but her monthly annuity is very healthy as well as some of the other benefits.
It's simply based on number of years your work and your annual pay. 
They (The TRS) say the average teacher with 25yrs gets about 12-1300/mo.

I worked for the State of Texas for 5yrs after college.
Lots of benefits, including lots of days off. - my favorites were getting Martin Luther King Day and Confederate Heroes Day both off in the same month.
:th_thicon_lol: 

I quit to work in the private sector. People thought I was crazy to give up the security (almost impossible to get fired or laid off) and benefits.

I did much better on the "outside"  :)
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« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2018, 09:21:57 PM »

... lots of days off. - my favorites were getting Martin Luther King Day and Confederate Heroes Day both off in the same month.
:th_thicon_lol: 

+1 on an extra day off early in the year.

And not many states (or anyone else) gets Confederate Heroes Day off.  Trying to explain that holiday to someone north of the Mason Dixon is a non-starter.

I'm guessing the state will drop it as Texas becomes more politically correct.

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« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2018, 10:58:32 PM »
TXAZ,

I doubt that CSA  Heroes Day will ever be dropped, as too many TX bureaucrats like having the extra day off.

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« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2018, 05:12:28 AM »
TXAZ,

I doubt that CSA  Heroes Day will ever be dropped, as too many TX bureaucrats like having the extra day off.

yours, satx
Never say never,
it took them a long time to add MLK Day as a day off, it was not always a state holiday.
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« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2018, 08:01:34 AM »
Johnny Dollar,

GRANTED. Nonetheless, I seriously doubt that either state holiday will ever be stopped.

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Re: ..a "Gripe" - teacher's strikes..
« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2018, 10:02:55 AM »
Minot
Mignon

Not a typo

Yup public education

However it was INTENTIONAL as I have for many many years always given Filet Mignon my only little play on words as a MINOT.

Next assumption please.

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« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2018, 10:50:31 AM »
Fhield45,

Were you perchance once stationed at MAFB??

The MINOT STATE COLLEGE mascot is a beaver.

Some years ago the OWC ladies raised a BUNCH of $$$$$$$ with a bumper-SNICKER that said: 

SAVE A TREE. - EAT A BEAVER.


The base Commanding General was NOT "amused" & directed the officer's ladies to stop selling the "vulgar signs". ======> Btw, the General's OWN wife was a VP of the club at that time.)

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« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2018, 05:20:43 PM »
Fhield45,

Were you perchance once stationed at MAFB??

The MINOT STATE COLLEGE mascot is a beaver.

Some years ago the OWC ladies raised a BUNCH of $$$$$$$ with a bumper-SNICKER that said: 

SAVE A TREE. - EAT A BEAVER.


The base Commanding General was NOT "amused" & directed the officer's ladies to stop selling the "vulgar signs". ======> Btw, the General's OWN wife was a VP of the club at that time.)

yours, satx

No Sir.
Not a military vet.
However a company I worked for supported Aircraft stationed in Minot.
Never been myself.
Too Fing cold for me.



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« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2018, 07:02:45 PM »
Shield45,

I've been ONCE to MAFB for a 6 day TDY (to pick up & return a felon to Ft. Polk, LA) but my 1st cousin was stationed there for 4 years & was a Crew CDR for ICBM.

WAY TOO COLD "up yonder" for this native-born SON of TEXAS.
(I did my "time in the ice" at an icebox called Ft McCoy  & in Zwiebrucken, BRD. NEVER got used to the snow/ice.)

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