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    Re: The bourbon bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper39 View Post
    I understand. It's an indulgence. I can be happy with JessieJames James. But like to treat myself on occasion.
    Nothing wrong with that. I don't begrudge anyone their individual joys in life. I'm just happy that mine tend to be on the cheaper side, lol.
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    Re: The bourbon bar

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    Nothing wrong with that. I don't begrudge anyone their individual joys in life. I'm just happy that mine tend to be on the cheaper side, lol.
    I do fairly well for myself. So I indulge occasionally. Work hard play ard.
    "Property is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."

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    Re: The bourbon bar

    Welcome to the Forum Thumper!

    I don't have anything of value to offer to the discussion on Bourbon. At your age, more than 20 years ago, I owned and operated a Roughneck Tavern, more for sport, certainly never profitable. Today, and for years, I gave up drinking alcohol.

    Your participation as a School Board Member piqued my interest. The School Board in my county employs nearly 7000 people. The hapless job of School Board member.... we have 5 members... generally requires winning an election every 4 years. Our School Board has frequent scandals. I believe the job of School Board member pays 36K/year. Could you expound a bit on your School Board?

    Feel Some Love! Happy Holidays!

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    Re: The bourbon bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker View Post
    Welcome to the Forum Thumper!

    I don't have anything of value to offer to the discussion on Bourbon. At your age, more than 20 years ago, I owned and operated a Roughneck Tavern, more for sport, certainly never profitable. Today, and for years, I gave up drinking alcohol.

    Your participation as a School Board Member piqued my interest. The School Board in my county employs nearly 7000 people. The hapless job of School Board member.... we have 5 members... generally requires winning an election every 4 years. Our School Board has frequent scandals. I believe the job of School Board member pays 36K/year. Could you expound a bit on your School Board?

    Feel Some Love! Happy Holidays!
    What would you like to know? Our elections are held every two years and we are not paid.
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    Re: The bourbon bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper39 View Post
    What would you like to know? Our elections are held every two years and we are not paid.
    Questions: Annual Budget, # of employees, # of schools, # of students, # of School Board members, average teacher salary +/-, salary of the top administrator.

    I live in Florida... 67 counties, 20.98mil population.

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    Re: The bourbon bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker View Post
    Questions: Annual Budget, # of employees, # of schools, # of students, # of School Board members, average teacher salary +/-, salary of the top administrator.

    I live in Florida... 67 counties, 20.98mil population.
    I kind of like a bit of anonymity. Since I live in a smaller community giving all that information out would make it very easy to figure out exactly who I am. I'm sure you can understand my reluctance putting everything out there that you're asking for seeings as i would essentially be giving out my home address.
    "Property is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."

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    Re: The bourbon bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper39 View Post
    I kind of like a bit of anonymity. Since I live in a smaller community giving all that information out would make it very easy to figure out exactly who I am. I'm sure you can understand my reluctance putting everything out there that you're asking for seeings as i would essentially be giving out my home address.
    Thanks! I understand, especially when you join a Political Forum. Right off the rip, you may want to put me on Ignore.

    We have a DP Member that served on the School Board in Orange County (Orlando Florida area). I have an older brother who made a career out of teaching High School Social Studies, ran (took 25% of the vote and lost) for a State Rep seat in Orlando.. and at one time served as President of the Young Democrats in Orange County. My father, who never ran for Public Office, in the mid-1980s, agreed to finish out someone else's term as a City Commissioner in a Tampa Bay area coastal city. I have never aspired to Public Office. I cherish Due Process and Public Access.

    I have a BSBA from University of Florida, made my living as a Real Estate Broker, retired in my early 40s... got irked by a School Board Member... which motivated me to sub, 1999-2000 for about half a school year in over 20 schools. I also subbed part of the 2006 School Year Sarasota Military High School (a bit of a laugh- I have an anti-military background, with serious alpha-male hippie credentials.... long hair, former Appalachian Trail thru-hiker 1981, completed inaugural Tampa Bay Marathon, 1985, under 4 hours with no training, completed 1986 Cape Cod Ironman with 22 days training, Bridge Jumper/Cliff Diver, etc.

    As for my Home County- we have an annual budget of $420mil +/-, 45K+/- students, 7K+/- employees, 80+/- schools, 47.4K+/- average teacher salary, average Principal salary 100K+/-, top administrator (Superintendent) with about a 150K salary.

    Peace to you and yours! May our Best Times lie ahead! Thank you for your prior military service.

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    Re: The bourbon bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker View Post
    Thanks! I understand, especially when you join a Political Forum. Right off the rip, you may want to put me on Ignore.

    We have a DP Member that served on the School Board in Orange County (Orlando Florida area). I have an older brother who made a career out of teaching High School Social Studies, ran (took 25% of the vote and lost) for a State Rep seat in Orlando.. and at one time served as President of the Young Democrats in Orange County. My father, who never ran for Public Office, in the mid-1980s, agreed to finish out someone else's term as a City Commissioner in a Tampa Bay area coastal city. I have never aspired to Public Office. I cherish Due Process and Public Access.

    I have a BSBA from University of Florida, made my living as a Real Estate Broker, retired in my early 40s... got irked by a School Board Member... which motivated me to sub, 1999-2000 for about half a school year in over 20 schools. I also subbed part of the 2006 School Year Sarasota Military High School (a bit of a laugh- I have an anti-military background, with serious alpha-male hippie credentials.... long hair, former Appalachian Trail thru-hiker 1981, completed inaugural Tampa Bay Marathon, 1985, under 4 hours with no training, completed 1986 Cape Cod Ironman with 22 days training, Bridge Jumper/Cliff Diver, etc.

    As for my Home County- we have an annual budget of $420mil +/-, 45K+/- students, 7K+/- employees, 80+/- schools, 47.4K+/- average teacher salary, average Principal salary 100K+/-, top administrator (Superintendent) with about a 150K salary.

    Peace to you and yours! May our Best Times lie ahead! Thank you for your prior military service.
    Why would I want to ignore you? Do you plan on being childish in discussions with me? I'm able to respect folks while disagreeing with them. Like I said. You treat me good and I'll treat you better.

    To give you an idea of how small we are. Our annual budget is between five and seven times smaller than yours. I'm assuming that you saw my posts in the union thread. Anyway. It's not unheard of for a teacher to make more than the superintendant given overtime and extracurriculars. Add in that they still have time for a second job without over extending themselves it's not impossible for them to place themselves in the top 5% of earners in this area.
    "Property is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."

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    Re: The bourbon bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper39 View Post
    Why would I want to ignore you? Do you plan on being childish in discussions with me? I'm able to respect folks while disagreeing with them. Like I said. You treat me good and I'll treat you better.

    To give you an idea of how small we are. Our annual budget is between five and seven times smaller than yours. I'm assuming that you saw my posts in the union thread. Anyway. It's not unheard of for a teacher to make more than the superintendant given overtime and extracurriculars. Add in that they still have time for a second job without over extending themselves it's not impossible for them to place themselves in the top 5% of earners in this area.
    All grins Thumper! I only read your posts in your Introduction Thread. You communicated clearly, substantively and entertained us. As for childnessness, 22 years separates my father and I.... maybe about the same for you and me. I asked you questions about your school board. You blew me off citing concern fof exposing your identity. For me, that did not make for meaningful discussion. Thus I suggested ignoring me. No offense intended.

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    Re: The bourbon bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Trippy Trekker View Post
    All grins Thumper! I only read your posts in your Introduction Thread. You communicated clearly, substantively and entertained us. As for childnessness, 22 years separates my father and I.... maybe about the same for you and me. I asked you questions about your school board. You blew me off citing concern fof exposing your identity. For me, that did not make for meaningful discussion. Thus I suggested ignoring me. No offense intended.
    No offense was taken or intended in my own posts.
    "Property is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."

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