Thanks, Kevin

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Thanks for the invite, Kevin.  I see several of my buds have signed up already, which made me realize that I've been deActively Rainless for far too long.  Scrambling for survival takes up way too much time, and is an activity that is highly overrated.  I've hardly taken the time to get in any arguments with anyone, having been humbled somewhat by the adverse market conditions for the past several months.  It seems I'm turning into more of a traveling loss prevention specialist for the insurance industry, a fact which saddens me.  But, it is Spring, and hope, as they say, springs eternal.

Speaking of markets, what is at the back of my mind (and surely some others as well) is the fear that the downturn in the real estate market is merely symptomatic of the larger problem of debt in our American society. Yesterday, I heard the discouraging news that last year, we Americans spent more than we earned, in terms of GNP, for the first time in our history.  Now, since there are lots of folks out there still sitting on a growing pile of cash, that means that many millions of us are seriously in debt.  I also suspect that much of that debt has been accumulated in the vain attempt to uphold an image of being middle class.  Our middle class is actually shrinking, our lower class growing.  The stock market seems to respond positively to reports of consumer spending.  In the end, what it all represents is a massive transfer of wealth to a limited number of individuals and entities both inside and outside our country.  That's a very dangerous thing for a country that has long prided itself on and independent spirit and financial opportunity for all.  It's dangerous because it puts economic power in the hands of the few, to the further detriment of the many.  Can you say "Rome?"

Sorry for jumping right in there and tossing cold, muddy water on the group.  I hope I'm dead wrong.  Somebody, please say I am.

 

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Kevin Corsa
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Hi Jimmy, and welcome to the group. Your post is most welcome even if all the news in it is not. Unfortunately, I beleive we are headed for the two-class system, as some other ancient societies have already experienced, as it lead to their collapse and demise. Someone tell us that Jimmy and me are wrong. I don't want to be dead wrong, just wrong will do. LOL
Apr 13, 2008 09:33 AM #1
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Jimmy Breazeale
Sherlock Home Inspections - Coldwater, MS
Yep...the Romans had circuses and grain.  We have HBO and food stamps.  The Romans had land grants for their military retirees.  We have generous retirement plans for ours.  Even though our "empire" is not defined as such, we have, just like the Romans, an expensive military presence in far-flung places all over the world.  That takes lots and lots of money.  I've come to wonder....just whose interest are we protecting?
Apr 13, 2008 10:27 AM #2
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Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy Jimmy

My friend

Jimmy welcome my friend

to the group.

Glad to see ya here with us.

As ya can see, I have been learning how

to do a lot of new things in the AR community.

Carl has also been learning how to do these things.

Judi, Carl and I have really missed ya, being part of

all the fun that has been ya going on the community.

Jimmy I would really like ya to take a look at my blog and let me know what ya think of it.

It has a all new look to it.

Have a good one Dale

Your friend!!

 

Apr 14, 2008 08:27 AM #3
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Scott Patterson, ACI
Trace Inspections, LLC - Spring Hill, TN
Home Inspector, Middle TN

Jimmy!! I waz thanking bout ya this weekend and howz I hadn't  seen ya on da boards.  Good to see ya posting.

 The house market is good in Mid Tennessee.  I have been booked solid for the past couple of weeks and it looks good for this week as well.

Apr 14, 2008 10:52 AM #4
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Kevin Corsa
H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties) - Canton, OH
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Hey Dale, You got a good recipe for Walleye?? I just went up to Lake Erie and caught some. Can't wait to have a fish fry!

 

Apr 14, 2008 10:48 PM #5
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Dale Baker
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Howdy Kevin

Well I sure do, have some fine recipe's for fixen Walleyes.

I'll do my best to post 1, 2 or 3 of them tomorrow night for ya.

By the way want to thank ya for stoping by to visit today.

I'll get a recomment to ya there tomorrow. Have been

tracking downTracking down all my fine friend's post's about the

big First Texas AR Gathering, that took place last Sat. Carl Winters is one of them.

He wood also be a very guy to be in the group.

Have a good one Dale

Apr 15, 2008 02:03 PM #6
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Jimmy Breazeale
Sherlock Home Inspections - Coldwater, MS

Hey, Scott, Dale and the gang.  Yep.  I yet live.  Turning into one helluva insurance surveyor.  Scott, it's still slow in these parts.  If you have any overflow, my wife and I would be happy to combine some business and pleasure in Nashville.  Talked with your good buddy Ken down in Madison the other day, trying to figure out how to properly target some property condition work.

Dale...you must be the only cowboy in New Hampshire.  Maybe you could market your business kinda like a local used car salesman might...do some local TV advertising or something.  Wear your cowboy hat, boots, and over-sized belt buckle.  Rename the business "Cowboy Dale's Prime Rib Home Inspections" or something.

Hope this helps.

Jimmy B.

Apr 16, 2008 10:43 AM #7
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Dale Baker
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Howdy Jimmy

one of my very good friend's

Now that is a hoot!! for sure.

What ya thing about puting up some good ol

wanted posters?

Wanted poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can tell ya, that I'm the only real cowboy up here in NH. Thats for sure.

Jemmy have ya stoped by to visit with Carl and Judi ?

They have really missed ya.

Theres alot a going on down in the Grand State of Texas.

There was a big BBQ Gathering put on down there last Sat.

 

Have a good one Dale

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