History Revisited / Creative Real Estate

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In the middle ages it was common for rich Christians to purchase "Indulgences" lust, gluttony, sloth, perversion, sin of all sorts could be practiced with license, by first negotiating an "indulgence!"

The poor were not above sin but their salvation depended upon "Penitence" the cost of which was demanded by the church and could be considerably more expensive than the pre-negotiate "Indulgence."

It might help to think of "Indulgences" as license and "Penance" as fines.

When a Cleric wanted to indulge in the pleasures of the flesh, he would purchase "Indulgences" from his own parish. Having been pre-forgiven he could safely practice his own brand of hypocritical perversion without sin or real cost. The Cleric had only to take money from his right pocket and pass it to his left pocket. So much for history.

Now the more things change the more they stay alike.

The latest pop religion is of course "The Greens Reformed" as compared to "The Orthodox Greens." "The Greens Reformed" of course believing in "global warming" as opposed to "The Orthodox Greens" from 30 years ago who's' belief was "global cooling."

The self anointed profit of "The Greens Reformed," like the clerics of old has passions "The Greens Reformed" consider sinful. In his case, big houses, big Cars, SUV's, Private Jets, and Conspicuous Consumption. In order to live without sin while doing all those things he condemns the rest of us for, he has revived the ancient practice of selling "Indulgences" the so called "Carbon Offsets." Not forgetting the igneous and lustful Clerics who purchased their "Indulgences" from their own congregation, he's said to own the company selling the Offsets! Genius, but to be excepted from the man who claims to have invented the internet.

You may never become the Pope of pop religion, but be creative, like the parish priest of old! Pay for your next home or your buyers next purchase, invest in real estate, homes with room to plant trees and shrubs! A tree is a tree after all and even landscaping shrubs (just short squat trees) offset as much carbon as those on his lordships tree farms. Wind mills in the rural west offset as much carbon generating electricity as those in great wind farms that feed power nets.

Be creative! Recapture your cost! Set up an LLC and sell the rights to the carbon offsets produced by your landscaping and power generation for yourself and your clients properties!

Bill

William J Archambault Jr

The Real Estate Investment Institute

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William J Archambault Jr

The Real Estate Investment Institute

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From my past: GRI 1975, FLI 1974, Catalyst from a client 1974 an agent that makes things happen, REII, The Real Estate Investment Institute 1995.

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Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
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Very good comparison Bill. Indulgences and Carbon Offsets. Who would have thunk it? Is Al Gore like Martin Luther?

Jan 21, 2009 09:50 AM #1
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Bryant,

Martin Luther didn't have nearly as many followers.

I think Al has more in common with P T Barnman, or maybe W C Fields.

All our best to Billy!

Bill

Jan 21, 2009 10:20 AM #2
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

William - great minds think alike, but, now the drawback is I have to find a different topic to write a post on. Don't forget, during the civil war the wealthy could buy their way out of the draft, also. And I think Al Gore has more in common with the leaders of various socialist dictatorships, you know, where those in charge get all the good stuff, plus millions, and the rest, well they get something more or less than squat.

Jan 21, 2009 11:24 PM #3
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Bill ~ Great post, and yes I agree with Mike when he says Al Gore is more of a socialist who gets riches by spreading fear towards the bewitched masses and reaping riches to keeps them safe from themselves.

Jan 21, 2009 11:54 PM #4
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Mike,

Actually this is a rewrite of History Revisited / Creative Real Estate / Investment Opportunity that I posted 4-26-07. I for one would love to read your version, please do write it and come back here and post a link!

Regarding Gore you may be right. He's the ultimate snake oil salesman, moving towards socialist dictatorships explains his ssinister motives!

Bill

Jan 22, 2009 12:04 AM #5
Rainmaker
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Nicholas,

Thank you.

Bill

Jan 22, 2009 12:08 AM #6
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Broker Nick
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Congratulations this post is now featured in Silent Majority of Active Rain.

Jan 22, 2009 06:25 AM #7
Rainmaker
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Nicholas,

I'm honored!

Now how do I get it on the "Green" groups? I am after all recommending "carbon offsets" and planting more trees!

Bill

 

Jan 22, 2009 07:09 AM #8
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Mike Frazier
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William,

I wonder if Gore was in all that carbon floating in the air during the swearing in ceremony?

Jan 22, 2009 08:05 AM #9
Rainmaker
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Mike,

I didn't pay that much attention, were his lips moving?

How many VIPs and Celeb's do you think came by electric cars?

Bill

Jan 22, 2009 08:52 AM #10
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Kathleen Lordbock
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Great analogy in this post - my husband is going to love this.

Jan 22, 2009 02:53 PM #11
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Thanks Kathleen.

I'll be waiting to hear from your husband. Just remind him that when reporting on his indulgences, this is a family friendlysight, despite all the little potential REALTORS. It's not like two popular bloggers having a baby contest recently. (Truth is the wives did all the work. Names on request.)

Bill

Jan 22, 2009 03:21 PM #12
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Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Oakland, CA

William, very entertaining post, as a recovering Catholic, I especially loved the indulgences and penance part... I don't think we agree politically, but I defend your right to make me laugh.  Thanks for the entertainment!

Jan 31, 2009 01:39 AM #13
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Joanne,

Thank you.

I don't ask anyone to agree with me. I understand, I made a mistake once myself.

Humbly,

bill

Jan 31, 2009 04:30 AM #14
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