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Health Care Stats that You Need to Know - 12/30/09 08:40 AM
Very interesting statistics: I pulled this article from the "Investor's Business Daily." It provides some very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Or ganization. Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis: U.S. 65% England 46% Canada 42%
Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months: U.S. 93% England 15% Canada 43%
Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months: U.S. 90% England 15% Canada 43%
Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month: U.S. 77% England &nbs p; 40% Canada 43%
Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic (20 comments)
A Decade in Review....the Rise and Fall of Real Estate - 12/28/09 09:08 AM
Let's get the easy stuff out of the way: PRESIDENTS Willie Clinton was in office from 1994 until 2001; George Bush, or Dubbayu from 2002 until 2007; Barack O from 2008 until the present. POLITICS: Willie Clinton - Democratic president with a republican congress; George Bush - Republican pres with republican congress; Barack Oprah Obama - Socialist president with a democratic congress; Real Estate A. Great Housing Boon in the early 1990's. Clinton gave a directive that was published in the Wall Street Journal saying that Wall Street should lead the way to record lending. There should be a record amount (9 comments)
In case you were wondering, my kids looooooooove Christmas. They love Santa and they love the love that Christ pours into us all year round. For some reason or another, it appears that they get along just a bit better during the Christmas season since there really is so much joy in the air. They haven't had to go out just yet to get commercialized like us adults, so I love the purity of their days. Just so great! (19 comments)
Were you on Active Rain on Christmas? If so, Why? - 12/26/09 08:54 PM
Bottom line.....Awesome Christmas. Holy Christmas. Fun Christmas and family Christmas. I still ended up doing Active Rain later at night. I even posted a new post.....Christmas....Need I say more??????. Why would I do this? On Christmas to add fuel to the fire. Did you post on Christmas? Why? Isn't that day held in esteem higher than every other day? I sure hope it is. I always have a personal boycott to businesses that are open on Sundays. I think and feel that everyone should have a day off. But here I am posting on Christmas. Why?
I made Christ the (19 comments)
Christmas....Need I say more?????? - 12/25/09 10:58 PM
Today we had Christmas....as did a lot of us. It was a blast. Our agenda????? Christmas Mass with the family; Opened gifts while dad (me) cooked breakfast; Breakfast Finished opening gifts; Quick Naps Went to my parent's house. Had 21 people there. My sister and brother and their families were there as well. The other two brothers couldn't make it. Our priest showed as well. Came home and wrote Thank You cards Posting this post...then off to read the bible. God is so great to us. We sure get more than we deserve. Happy Birthday Jesus! (10 comments)
Why Does Erectile Dysfunction need to be seen on T.V.? - 12/22/09 11:39 PM
I guess it first started with femine hygene products. I always hated them before I got married. Now that I'm a parent, I hate seeing those ads on television. Now, it seems that you can't watch a sporting event on television without seeing some 55 year old grey hair dude talking with his reflection in the mirror about his Erectile Dysfunction. I was contemplating a graphic here, but I really didn't like the results I found when I considered googling for some. I was listening to Mike and Mike in the morning on ESPN and Mike Greenberg said that he cringes (15 comments)
Sorry, but I just have to call it like it is! My family is the best looking family out there. Except for that fat bearded guy in the middle. Anyway, the purity of Christmas is so evident as these kids are so excited for our season. This was taken during our annual "brunch with santa" breakfast. My littlest one hasn't found the joy just yet as santa really seems to be a terrorist to her, but hey, she'll figure it out in a year or two! (17 comments)
Wordless Wednesday - Santa The Terrorist!!!!! - 12/16/09 09:28 PM
I love this photo. My daughter is at that age! She's just over two, but Santa is great on T.V., but not in person. Santa terrorizes two year olds. I do this with all of the kids so that I can print them out and put them in their photo albums. We're saving the pics for when the get married or engaged. I love blackmail. It's so great being a parent. Every parent needs a few moments of levity.
More Updates in Campton Hell....er Hills - 12/16/09 02:12 PM
I receive this e-mail this morning from Sue Secondi, a distinguished member of the community who needs to be supported in her bid for political office. Sue is running for precinct committeeman. She'll be an awesome representative who want to protect their land, and their income in troubling times. Here's the most recent update from Sue. By the way....write her name down. Vote for Sue Secondi.
I wanted to let everyone know last night VCH banned video gaming within the Village. They got this one right! I'm just not sure they would have voted on this last night had I not (0 comments)
A Scottish Man Tells Donald Trump to Play with His Clubs Somewhere Else! - 12/16/09 09:09 AM
Donald Trump fights Michael Forbes and looooooooooooses! Can't beat that with a stick. This is such a great thing. I guess "The Donald" is doing more than just Hair Creations for Men. Yes, the Donald has been busy buying up land in Scotland for his new "best" world class golf course. But.....one man has been standing in the way. Evidently, Michael Forbes is a salmon fisherman born and raised in Scotland. Although Forbes' farm is in disrepair (according to the Trumpster), Forbes insists that it's just fine for the work he does. After all he's been there his entire life. Trump (4 comments)
Pandora .... more than just a box! - 12/15/09 08:47 PM
Here's the newest and latest twist on web radio. Pandora!!!!! Check out www.pandora.com. It's really cool. It's free. You can program all of your favorite artists and genres and it will play stuff that is very similar, but that you've never heard before. It's fairly easy to register and you get 40 hours of free listening each month. After that, you just pay a nominal fee....like a buck or something.... You can search by artist, or by song. My favorite thing is creating playlists. As you add your favorite songs or artists, Pandora will customize the list and make a smart (12 comments)
foreclosure FILINGS down....... - 12/14/09 08:51 AM
While foreclosures are up for the 2nd straight year, recent filings have gone down!!!! Let's hope that this is a sign of good things to come shortly....for those who are serious about doing well in this industry!
IRVINE, Calif. - Dec. 10, 2009 - RealtyTrac® (http://www.realtytrac.com/gateway_co.asp?accnt=137300), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its November 2009 U.S. Foreclosure Market ReportTM, which shows foreclosure filings - default notices, scheduled foreclosure auctions and bank repossessions - were reported on 306,627 U.S. properties during the month, a decrease of nearly 8 percent from the previous month but still up 18 percent (5 comments)
A little bit late, but hey, it's still relative for the season. It's up by our farm in Wisconsin. We love it. Our kids love it and we just love getting out and hiking in the Kettle Moraine forest. We like to go fishing and hiking and swimming, but the swimming has long passed left us with the recent true dip in temperature. For me, Fall is my favorite time of year and the leaves are barely beginning to turn in this photo. (11 comments)
Foreclosures UP for a record 2nd year - 12/13/09 09:54 PM
Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Foreclosure filings in the U.S. will reach a record for the second consecutive year with 3.9 million notices sent to homeowners in default, RealtyTrac Inc. said. This year's filings will surpass 2008's total of 3.2 million as record unemployment and price erosion batter the housing market, the Irvine, California-based company said. "We are a long way from a recovery," John Quigley, economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley, said in an interview. "You can't start to see improvement in the housing market until after unemployment peaks." Foreclosure filings exceeded 300,000 for the ninth straight month in (3 comments)
I'm not sure that I really have to say anything here. Tessa is in her little "cozy coupe" and is loving living in her own little car while hanging in Grandma's and Grandpa's driveway. I'm excited that she's finally getting motivated to venture out on her own without being a cling on to mommy. Mom's even more excited. Love when the weather is this good and all the kids get to get up and get out! (18 comments)
Finally Broke my 50th Referral on Active Rain - 12/07/09 11:58 PM
You know....when I started on Active Rain it took me almost 100,000 points to get to receiving my first referral. After the dam broke, it seemed like I had been getting referrals every week. Then, this past summer, I kinda slid. Sure I wrote posts, but they weren't from my heart. They weren't frequent and quite honestly, the referrals just kinda dried up a bit. At the end of the summer, I buckled down. Now I post as often as I can provided that I'm not spending all day or all week travelling all over hell and gone! Then back on (67 comments)
Asbestos, Your Health and Going Green! - 12/07/09 04:18 PM
Healthy Home Tips & Green Alternatives for Homeowners The home buying process is an exciting time, but one that may bring additional responsibilities into your life. Many homes may need renovations or inspections, especially in areas that are susceptible to natural disasters. Having the assistance of an experienced and honest real estate agent will make this process smooth and stress free. Some older homes may still contain obsolete building materials. Citizens of this great state are striving to move to a green lifestyle, advocating environmentally sustainable methods to be used throughout the state. Building or remodeling your homes with eco-friendly (3 comments)
One of my favorite pictures of all time!!!!! It's rare that we get the whole clan together, but hey were large numbers of family members are there, there's bound to be a lot of fun as well as a lot of chaos. This is the first time in a few years that we have all 40 of us together. I'm a blessed man to come from such a great family. I'm a blessed man to be part of such a great family. The greatest testimony to Mom and Dad is that all 5 kids went out and have 5 or (19 comments)
Watch Out For Campton Hills - 12/01/09 05:32 PM
Tonight at the Village Board meeting: XII. Discussion and consideration of a motion to adopt an Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance relative to PUDs. This may look harmless enough, but I was told by someone who actually picked up the ordinance that one of the changes is to exclude Horse Farms and home based businesses from being allowed in existing PUDs, unless your Covenants specifically allow Horse Farms and Home Based Business. Talk about a blow to our way of life. You must speak up about what the Village is trying to take away from you. PLEASE this could be your future and (4 comments)
1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.” (John 14:1-4, New King James Version)
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