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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Are You Messing Up, Economically Speaking? - 06/30/09 08:54 AM
There is this concept in economics called "Economies of Scale" and it applies as much to Real Estate and Mortgages as it does to manufacturing. The concept is simple: let's use a soda-pop maker as an example. You might think that the soda company would want to produce as many bottles as is possible, right? Not necessarily... There is a point when making soda becomes prohibitively expensive. Let's say that after one billion bottles, they have to start importing foreign sugar and relying less on recycling. The price to manufacture shoots up and up. Thus, profits are cut into and production is stopped in (13 comments)
For Animal Lovers: The Extraordinary Elephant - 06/21/09 03:37 PM
I'm not one of those people who thinks that watching a lot of television is necessarily a bad thing. I liked to watch a lot of educational stuff and I think I'm a better person for it. I've learned a great deal from the National Geographic channel and PBS. Without a doubt though, the most incredible thing that either of us had ever seen was a particularly heart-breaking documentary about elephants. My wife and I were stunned silent in what turned out to be one very sad hour of television. An older elephant had died and the entire herd was mourning the loss. (9 comments)
Losing a Family Pet is no Small Matter - 06/16/09 10:47 AM
I've been through a lot of stuff in my thirty-seven years. Terrible stuff. Traumatic things. I lost my wife to breast cancer, for one. I was in a bad motorcycle accident and haven't had feeling in my legs for a long time. When I walk, I look drunk and I am often wrongfully accused. I've even been kicked out of stores, dead sober. (I'm also rightfully accused now and again, but that's a different story.) I could go on and on about my mishaps, but you get the point. Anyway, I have a chow/lab mix (pictured) that has been with me for what (17 comments)
Why Can't I Delete AR Spam? - 06/02/09 04:24 PM
Somebody named "John Henry" just spammed one of my posts. He posted as a "member", but when I went to his profile page, of course it was totally blank. Except his phone number, which I called. Turns out there was no John Henry there. The cell phone belonged to a Wendy. He basically set his account up so he could spam ActiveRainers.There used to be a delete button for comments, which should absolutely be the case. Now it seems to have dissapeared? Why in the name of all that is Good and Holy would ActiveRain disable this feature? Or am I (20 comments)
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