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Want to see some Plagiarism? - 10/31/08 05:34 PM
I was doing some research on a guy who stole a bunch of content from my site. His name is Edward W. Anderson. So I decided to see where he got the rest of his content and found everyone seems to be steeling the same stuff. Here are a few of those links. Hard to know who stole it from who first. Real Estate Blog - How do you know what a commercial income ... How do you know that you can get your desired return on your investment? Is there a way to calculate the maximum you can pay for (10 comments)
I was working with a client today, VA backed loan and decent credit. The lender came back with 7%, when I told my client that they were quite shocked. The lender told me that the markets have been in turmoil for the last few weeks, and that he expected the rates to come back down soon. We did not lock in now, we still have several weeks before closing. Funny how now with the Fed reducing rates and a new rate cut being talked about this week we are talking about how high 7% is. I remember the 70's (2 comments)
I am Joe the Realtor! - 10/23/08 10:18 PM
Here's is a link to a great video about Joe, Joe the plumber, Joe the welder, Joe the teacher, Joe the Realtor! http://www.johnmccain.com/joe/iamjoe1.htm So who is Joe? He's an average Joe who wants to succeed, a guy who wants to make a living for his family and not be punished for success. Joe is just like you and me, he's an American struggling, working and trying to make it in a world of trials, struggles and triumphs. When he finally has a triumph, he doesn't want to be punished for it! Vote for Joe, Vote for McCain! htp://www.johnmccain.com
Fork in the road! What to do? - 10/21/08 02:44 PM
Some days are just not that productive. I'm stuck in my office with my truck in the shop. Seems I came to a fork in the road!
Unfortunately; now its in my tire, and to make matters worse I found out if you own a Chevy and you don't drop your spare down a use it for a few years it gets stuck and you can't get it down. There is a safety device designed to keep your spare tire from falling out of your truck. That safety device rusts shut and then you have to take a torch and (8 comments)
I am not an intellectual! - 10/20/08 12:10 AM
OMG! I just learned I am not an intellectual! I just read an article claiming that "intellectual republicans" were voting for Obama! God, I'm such a bumbling idiot, I did not get the message. Damn it! while I was struggling my way through college, while I was working my ass off to make a living I missed the intellectual course. Seems to me that conservative Republicans love Sarah Palin. Intellectuals be damned! We have principles, values and I like Sarah! While the media tries to turn her into Dan Quayle, I see through them! While the liberals attack her for hunting, (7 comments)
Remember This? Tax Cut! - 10/19/08 10:14 PM
I remember someone else who promised middle class tax cuts. It never happened then and it will not happen now!
His excuse, "I worked harder on this than I have on anything in my life" What will Obama's excuse be? I didn't believe it then, I don't believe it now! We all got a huge tax increase then and we will get more tax increases with that guy! (8 comments)
Are you part of Obama's 95%? - 10/19/08 09:30 PM
Wow! 95% of Americans will get a tax cut! I'm all about tax cuts; but I was really currious what that meant, so I did some reasearch. Did you know that more than 30% of Americans DO NOT PAY TAXES AT ALL? So if that is true, then roughly 60% may get a tax decrease, and the remaining 35% will get a big fat government check! WELFARE! Here are some interesting articles on the subject. American Spectator Wall Street Journal There are many, many more, get the information, get the facts. This is socialism, this is NOT American! http://www.johnmccain.com
Exciting new candidate is sweeping the poles! - 10/19/08 05:02 PM
I don't know if you've heard of this guy, but the word on the Internet is that this guy may come from behind and possibly take the lead from both Obama and McCain I read all about it on this site, there is a fascinating video from Channel 3 news! Follow this link to see the information and watch the video. http://www.tsgnet.com/pres.php?id=46832&altf=Cfo&altl=Fetbmm I know most of you may have never heard of him but this is truly exciting! (4 comments)
Short stories, Mississippi, Louisianna - 10/18/08 11:57 PM
When I turned 18 I decided to leave the tiny mid-western hamlet I had called home since I was 7. I packed up my drum set, my last $36 and what clothing I owned. I took a plane to New Orleans and started life as an adult. Fortunately my brother Ray was there to help me as I learned how to deal with life in the "Big City". My first goal was to get a job, I beat the pavement in the only suit I owned, I went to every fast food joint and restaurant I could find. I landed a (4 comments)
short stories, el corko screwo! - 10/18/08 09:59 PM
In September 2007 I found myself searching for something to eat in a grocery store in Tuscon, AZ. I was also trying to find a way to open a bottle of wine. My wife and I had just left a restaurant that had exploded in flames before we got to eat. I was asking the employees to find me a cork screw, no one in the store spoke English and it seems there is no word in the Spanish language for corkscrew. I found myself going "corko-screwo"... "el corko-screwo" "vino openo". I know vino is not Spanish but I fugured before (1 comments)
Real Estate, are times this tough? - 10/18/08 08:00 PM
Talk about diversity, I took this picture a few weeks ago I thought it was funny. Man, times must be tough in the real estate market. This guy has all his bases covered, from this one house are the offices of used cars, hair and nail salon, real estate and insurance companies. Damn, If he had a shed out back he could have a title company too! So come on in, buy a car, get your hair done and buy yourself a new house. If you need some insurance for that new car or new house we can handle that too! (0 comments)
Short Stories, Tuscon, AZ: The Elle Restaurant - 10/17/08 09:57 PM
This is the first of a series of "short stories" I plan to post to Active Rain. I have had a rich and exciting life, and I have often been told I should consider writing a book, but I haven't the time or the inclination to do so. In 2007 The National Association of Residential Property Managers held it's national convention in Scottsdale, AZ, my wife and I attended the convention and then traveled south to see the sights. When we arrived in Tuscon we were seeking a good restaurant, asking around and using the GPS we found a wonderful place (1 comments)
105 year old virgin? - 10/10/08 11:46 PM
Clara Meadmore, declares that her long life is the result of celibacy! That sex is a hassle! Bill Clinton was moved by her comments and offered to assist her in overcoming her affliction. Stating "celibacy is a disease that can be treated, we can find a cure"! Lacking a prostate, Miss Meadmore seemed unconcerned with the term use it or lose it. Miss. Meadmore said "People have asked me whether I am a homosexual and the answer is no," That disturbed Janet Reno who asked if she had missed sex education in Kindergarten. "I have just never been interested in sex" (1 comments)
Does your sports team suck? - 10/10/08 10:38 PM
Does your sports team suck? If so Kansas City would love to have them! We built a huge arena but don't have a team to occupy it, we don't really care what kind of sport it is; NBA Basketball, NHL Hockey, heck we'd even take your WNBA team if we can have 'em.
The Kansas City Sprint Center is a great place, we paid millions for it, and inspite of the fact that it has housed hundreds of spectacular events we still don't have a team. We have a Baseball team, The Kansas City Royals who fnished the season 75-87, (5 comments)
Controversial doll sold in America - 10/10/08 10:00 PM
A new doll is being marketed, one of the stores marketing the doll is Target. The controversy comes from what the doll says. Imagine you buy a new doll for you 5 year old little girl she is playing with it at her friends house and one of it's pre-recorded messages blares out "Islam is Light"! I suppose if you sporting a Berka you will have no problem with this, but if you have a gold cross or a star of david hanging around your neck you might be a bit surprised. Here is a local Kansas City Story about it. Fox4. (2 comments)
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Holly isn't running for office, Holly is in a contest to bring awareness to the good things that Children's Mercy Hospital does for Kids! Follow the link to see Holly's amazing story, Holly was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome or ABS; ABS affects children while still in the womb! When Holly was born, one of the doctors actually suggested amputating her leg! See how this amazing child has overcome; with the love of family, a lot of prayers and the help of the good people at Children's Mercy (4 comments)
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