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Old 04-04-2011, 04:36 PM   #51111
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The horn on Kyle's 2001 Lincoln LS V8 does not work. The air bag light is on but it worked for awhile while that light was on. It ran out of inspection last month and it is his only car. He finally got a job and needs the car to be legal when he gets back from overseas. I could probably afford a $100 repair but not much over that.

It is not the fuse.

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:52 PM   #51112
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Hey everyone. Long time no see.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:02 PM   #51113
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That's not metal. Atleast not to me, I may be a little Elitist on that subject though.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:11 PM   #51114
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getting a new guitar for my birthday! woot! looks like i have to take a couple things off the build list for FF11 boo... either that or get a second job whoring myself out

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Hey everyone. Long time no see.
It has been a while. How is civilian life treating you?
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:13 PM   #51115
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That's not metal. Atleast not to me, I may be a little Elitist on that subject though.
Metal is what it is.

Bring me the Horizon is metal in their own aspect. Just as Cannibal Corpse (insanely brutal by the way) is in theirs. As long as they have the attitude of being "metal", then they are.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:33 PM   #51116
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Oh you mean the job that gives me much more time on my hands, with much less BS, and twice the pay for an easier job? I love it! I see some of the same soldiers from my old platoon on a daily basis still as well. I literally work 2 desks over from where I did 2 months ago. Work 9-5, not 6-6 like they do, don't have to get up at 4am for PT like they do, don't have to work on weekends or do BS death by powerpoint training, nor have to deal with random urinalysis, vehicle inspections, class A inspections, etc... They envy me every day. lol I made ~$46,800 in 2010 off military pay including BAH, BAS, Cola, etc. I'm looking to make ~$90k this year not including my Army pay I'm still getting from Terminal leave. Add in E5 + dependents rate BAH from the post 9/11 and I'm banking close to $120k this year. Alot of people hate me. lol
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:39 PM   #51117
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Oh you mean the job that gives me much more time on my hands, with much less BS, and twice the pay for an easier job? I love it! I see some of the same soldiers from my old platoon on a daily basis still as well. I literally work 2 desks over from where I did 2 months ago. Work 9-5, not 6-6 like they do, don't have to get up at 4am for PT like they do, don't have to work on weekends or do BS death by powerpoint training, nor have to deal with random urinalysis, vehicle inspections, class A inspections, etc... They envy me every day. lol I made ~$46,800 in 2010 off military pay including BAH, BAS, Cola, etc. I'm looking to make ~$90k this year not including my Army pay I'm still getting from Terminal leave. Add in E5 + dependents rate BAH from the post 9/11 and I'm banking close to $120k this year. Alot of people hate me. lol
I hate you.

Not really. Thats really freakin cool though.

How were you getting COLA though? I thought you only got that while living overseas.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:40 PM   #51118
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I hate you.

Not really. Thats really freakin cool though.

How were you getting COLA though? I thought you only got that while living overseas.
COLA is applied any time you live in a high cost of living area. I got COLA when I was living in Monterey, CA and I was getting it here. It wasn't much, like $20 but it was something.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:50 PM   #51119
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O.O I feel bad. and no wonder they tell us not to get used to getting COLA. We get like 230 over here for a single airman living in the dorms.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #51120
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So you are a civilian getting COLA? Thats not right. I don't get COLA yo should get locality pay like me.

Locality AdjustmentThe second component of the GS salary, the locality pay adjustment, was introduced in 1994 as part of the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (FEPCA). Prior to FEPCA, all GS employees received the same salary regardless of location, which failed to reflect both the disparity between public sector and private sector pay as well as differences in cost of living in major metropolitan areas.

Under FEPCA, specified metropolitan areas are designated to receive pay adjustments in excess of the general adjustment provided to the "Rest of U.S.". Salary adjustments in Alaska, Hawaii, other U.S. Territories, and for overseas employees are separate from this adjustment. As of 2010[update], 31 metropolitan areas have been designated to receive these excess adjustment. The designated areas (shown by major city) and their 2010 pay adjustments (plus the "Rest of U.S." adjustment) are as follows:

Area Adjustment Area Adjustment Area Adjustment Area Adjustment
Atlanta 19.29% Dayton 16.24% Miami 20.79% Raleigh 17.64%
Boston 24.28% Denver 22.52% Milwaukee 18.10% Richmond 16.47%
Buffalo 16.98% Detroit 24.09% Minneapolis 20.96% Sacramento 22.20%
Chicago 25.10% Hartford 25.82% New York City 28.72% San Diego 24.19%
Cincinnati 18.55% Houston 28.71% Philadelphia 21.79% San Francisco 35.15%
Cleveland 18.68% Huntsville 16.02% Phoenix 16.79% Seattle 21.81%
Columbus 17.16% Indianapolis 14.68% Pittsburgh 16.37% Washington D.C. 24.22%
Dallas 20.67% Los Angeles 27.16% Portland 20.35% Rest of U.S. 14.16%

As an example of the overall calculation, a GS employee, Grade GS-12, Step 10 in Dallas would receive a base salary of $78,355 plus a locality pay adjustment of 20.67 percent (an additional $16,196) for a total salary of $94,551. By comparison, a similar employee in San Antonio (which is not one of the 31 designated areas for an increased adjustment) would receive only the standard "Rest of U.S." 14.16 percent increase ($11,095) over the same base salary, for a total salary of $89,450.

However, FEPCA places a cap on the total salary of highly-paid employees (mainly those at the higher GS-15 Grade steps) the total base pay plus locality adjustment cannot exceed the salary for Level IV of the Executive Schedule.

The locality pay adjustment is counted as part of the "high-3" salary in calculating Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) annuities, as well as the baseline for individuals having a percentage of salary deducted for deposit into the Thrift Savings Plan.
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