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  • California needs 11 trillion gallons of water: NASA [article does not mention desalination]

    12/17/2014 2:38:03 PM PST · 8 of 66
    sodpoodle to grundle

    Build a pipeline from Canada & the Northern States to California - and when it snows - shovel all that white stuff into the pipe - instead of piling it in the streets.

  • BREAKING: Jeb Bush is formally exploring 2016 White House bid

    12/17/2014 6:16:55 AM PST · 164 of 170
    sodpoodle to drellberg

    Signed on 2 days before you - 10/20 & 10/22/2004;)

    I agree 100% with your assessment of the FR discussions that too frequently devolve into hateful character assassination . It does not take any courage, planning, discipline or dedication to anonymously type tripe about citizens who step up to fulfil their civic duty and the hell they endure toward that effort.

    The Bush family (IMHO) has class, humility and a desire to serve. It is admirable that GHW and GW first served in the military - one attribute which should be an asset for any potential POTUS candidate.

    Wait for Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Scott Walker et al. to enter the arena with their platforms and judge them on content, Constitutionality and leadership experience.

    (Thankfully, none have cankles or a nasty spouse)

  • Unlocking the Origins of Snake Venom

    12/16/2014 7:32:08 AM PST · 12 of 44
    sodpoodle to DuncanWaring

    That was quick;)

  • Unlocking the Origins of Snake Venom

    12/16/2014 6:40:33 AM PST · 7 of 44
    sodpoodle to fishtank

    God realized his mistake in creating Adam & Eve, so he only created that one human species. He took more delight in sprinkling the Earth with birds, mammals, fish, plants and microbes none of whom start wars or destroy their habitat.


    How many species are known to currently exist in the world.




    Vertebrate Animals
    Mammals 5,490
    Birds 9,998
    Reptiles 9,084
    Amphibians 6,433
    Fishes 31,300
    Total Vertebrates 62,305
    Invertebrate Animals
    Insects 1,000,000
    Spiders and scorpions 102,248
    Molluscs 85,000
    Crustaceans 47,000
    Corals 2,175
    Others 68,827

    Total Invertebrates 1,305,250
    Flowering plants (angiosperms) 281,821
    Conifers (gymnosperms) 1,021
    Ferns and horsetails 12,000
    Mosses 16,236
    Red and green algae 10,134

    Total Plants 321,212
    Lichens 17,000
    Mushrooms 31,496
    Brown algae 3,067
    Total Others 51,563

    TOTAL SPECIES 1,740,330

    The species totals do not include domestic animals such as sheep, goats and camels. Nor do they include single-celled organisms such as bacteria.

  • Marchers to rally in Washington to decry deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police

    12/13/2014 7:52:40 AM PST · 12 of 18
    sodpoodle to basil

    ****it’s being held on the same day that I have to back wash my water pick…….*****

    Actually, it’s being held on the same day that many grateful patriots are placing wreaths on Arlington Natl. Cemetery graves.

    Just saw a local reporter interviewing a true black American patriot who thanked the fallen for his freedoms. There must be millions more like him than Al Sharpton, but we’ll never know their names.

  • Joe Biden: ‘I’ll Kill Your Son’

    12/12/2014 9:54:00 AM PST · 60 of 76
    sodpoodle to defconw


  • Joe Biden: ‘I’ll Kill Your Son’

    12/12/2014 9:50:55 AM PST · 58 of 76
    sodpoodle to defconw

    I don’t believe a word of it - except that some boy probably bullied his sister.

    Especially questionable is that the bully was still in the donut shop after the Biden quarter mile bike ride - how many donuts later?

  • Dominic di Natale, Fox News Reporter, dead at 43.

    12/12/2014 9:40:03 AM PST · 34 of 37
    sodpoodle to maggief

    Also from a FoxNews site:

    Di-Natale most recently worked as a freelancer out of the Fox News West Coast bureau in Los Angeles, before resigning his position on Nov. 30. 2014.


  • Democrats Shutdown the US Government

    12/12/2014 3:28:24 AM PST · 11 of 35
    sodpoodle to tobyhill

    Based on the last drama; ‘Shutting down the Government’ has no meaning whatsoever. Only Federally (taxpayer) funded public parks and military memorials were targeted - just to ‘teach us a lesson’.

    How many Federal employees went unpaid?
    How many welfare checks were stopped?
    How many taxes went uncollected?
    How many Federal lawmakers lost their security staff?

    Just more theatrics/threats from the land of make believe.

  • Dominic di Natale, Fox News Reporter, dead at 43.

    12/12/2014 3:19:22 AM PST · 23 of 37
    sodpoodle to lee martell

    FoxNews may be re-organizing its reporters; ie. Jim Angle and Wendel Goler are retiring.

    As an English/Brit, I found Dom di Natale’s speech/accent impossible to understand. However, for someone so young,he appears to have had an illustrious career and this news is devastating.

    Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues during this time of grief.

  • Cultural shift on sexual assault: Why Bill Cosby allegations coming out now?

    12/07/2014 8:37:00 AM PST · 33 of 48
    sodpoodle to SteveH

    Good grief - he IS a sexual predator. What is also appalling are the 15 year-old girls who stayed at the Hefner seduction center. Where were their parents???? Dazzled by celebrity or sold for sex?

  • Cultural shift on sexual assault: Why Bill Cosby allegations coming out now?

    12/07/2014 7:29:29 AM PST · 30 of 48
    sodpoodle to SteveH

    Poor use of the word “met” - it’s not clear if she met him and later went on a date with him at the restaurant - or that he just walked up to her in a restaurant and grabbed her breast.

    But thanks for the info;)

  • Cultural shift on sexual assault: Why Bill Cosby allegations coming out now?

    12/07/2014 4:22:06 AM PST · 23 of 48
    sodpoodle to SteveH

    Thirty years ago interracial sexual relationships were less acceptable than today which may have stopped them from reporting the incidents. However, most of these ‘encounters’ appear to have taken place in hotel rooms or the Hefner house. Common sense tells us that in such an environment, the women should have anticipated some type of sexual advances and left the premises.

    Not sure how old or experienced the women were, but they clearly were not sitting in a restaurant or hanging out at home when Cosby took advantage.

  • China surpasses U.S. to become largest world economy

    12/06/2014 9:54:14 AM PST · 6 of 22
    sodpoodle to Star Traveler

    China’s population is 1.6 billion workers/consumers while the US has only 300 million (100 million not working or consuming).

    There is a ratio there somewhere;)

  • Libel law and the Rolling Stone / UVA alleged gang rape story

    12/06/2014 8:41:33 AM PST · 23 of 45
    sodpoodle to Perdogg

    It’s possible the woman was raped somewhere, by someone and has her facts distorted because of drugs or booze.

    The ‘reporter’ should have delved into her background more thoroughly and done due diligence.

    Cannot see how she could ‘interview’ the suspects - how would that have been accomplished?

  • Obama Wants Kids to Learn About Global Warming

    12/04/2014 6:47:43 AM PST · 9 of 32
    sodpoodle to PROCON

    “””The participants will focus on how to spread more resources....”””

    That might be the problem right there!!!!!!

  • On the Staten Island Decision: The grand jury may have gotten it wrong on Eric Garner.

    12/04/2014 6:44:13 AM PST · 7 of 39
    sodpoodle to SeekAndFind

    Cops should not be required to enforce tax laws. In this case, the police were given no options - they were charged with arresting an individual who was appealing to the public by eliminating excessive taxes for a legal product.

    Garner and the cops are victims of an abusive regulation.

  • Dear Atheist Santa...

    12/04/2014 6:37:44 AM PST · 3 of 5
    sodpoodle to Heartlander

    I believe the last line is: “I don’t believe in fairy tales”.

    So the child actually believes there is a Santa??

    Dumb and dumber!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Holiday gift season SCAM alert

    11/25/2014 7:55:54 AM PST · 20 of 35
    sodpoodle to DugwayDuke

    Fortunately this did not happen to me. A dear friend sent me an email warning. Glad he did - I would have probably fallen for the scam - i.e. getting a gift for a small charge and the ‘alcohol delivery to an adult’ is a clever ruse.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone;)

  • Holiday gift season SCAM alert

    11/25/2014 6:43:48 AM PST · 1 of 35
  • Rachel Maddow ‘s Crazy War on Women Claim: GOP Won the Night, Democrats “Won the Argument”

    11/05/2014 1:41:51 PM PST · 7 of 25
    sodpoodle to Morgana

    There was a WAR on one woman - and that woman was Sarah Palin. Stripped naked and massacred by the MSM. No-one noticed except for FR.

  • These Hysterical Abortion Activists are Stocking Up on Birth Control After Pro-Lifers Win

    11/05/2014 1:32:46 PM PST · 20 of 22
    sodpoodle to Marie
    “I don’t want to hear about a phony ‘War on Women’ because I am a woman and I have been to war and this is not war.”

    There was a WAR on one woman - and that woman was Sarah Palin. Stripped naked and massacred by the MSM. No-one noticed except for FR.

  • Exclusive: Wells Fargo to shut its 'dark pool' as demand falls

    11/01/2014 3:34:42 AM PDT · 19 of 37
    sodpoodle to jcon40

    ****What the heck is a dark pool anyway?****

    Based on personal experience; it is where they bury IRA funds and prevent senior citizens from accessing THEIR OWN MONEY.

    Stay away from WF annuities. Keep your $$ in accessible mutual funds or FDIC insured products. Look it up online.

  • Harry Reid raises impeachment … to raise last-minute election money

    10/31/2014 6:33:40 AM PDT · 10 of 61
    sodpoodle to Enlightened1

    Harry must know something, which, by itself would be unusual. Harry is a waste of space on the crowded planet.

  • Eric Holder Regrets Not Using Better Language to Target Fox News' James Rosen

    10/30/2014 12:30:35 PM PDT · 22 of 31
    sodpoodle to Kaslin

    Is James Rosen Jewish?

  • World Series: It's the Royals VS Giants

    10/16/2014 4:45:18 AM PDT · 68 of 139
    sodpoodle to This Just In

    Someone needs to name a venue “SPIT Stadium”. For the very first time in my long life, I have been watching baseball. (Got over soccer, football and ice-hockey).

    What has been appalling are the constant camera shots of the bullpens where spitting appears to be the only activity aside from pitching, hitting, running and catching.

    In light of the need for personal hygiene in this Ebola decade - could the NBL dispense with this disgusting practice? And could the network videographers avoid filming it?

    MVP= most vomit provoking!!!!

  • How the White House tried to handle Monica Lewinsky

    10/11/2014 7:53:37 AM PDT · 43 of 64
    sodpoodle to Chainmail
    Thank you for your sanity, Chainmail.

    “Bill Clinton, President of the United States and Hilary, First Lady of the United States ” should have never happened to this great Nation. The Clinton Criminal Couple - now there's an accurate description.

  • Bill's Wife is an Obama, Not a Clinton

    10/11/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    sodpoodle to Old Sarge

    Why these two lesser humans continue to be the fulcrum of power in a Nation founded on moral, Christian principles boggles my mind.

    Bill Clinton sullied the Office and Hillary has not shown us that she has any more moral character than he.

    Their ‘marriage’ was based on a lust for power - which is why it has survived only on paper. They are imposters who have been professional actors all their lives.

    We should drop the curtain on this dark drama.

  • Why buttons changed the world more than the internet: Forget today’s marvels...

    10/10/2014 8:09:25 AM PDT · 52 of 81
    sodpoodle to Windflier

    Fascinating article as it causes us all to ponder history, both known and unknown. The most important advance in human development, I believe, was our ancestors’ observations of nature and how to gather seeds for cultivation and to domesticate animals for food supplies. Fire and cooking of course were huge - then harnessing the power of horses, water and wind. (Not those damn wind farms!!!!!). None of our modern inventions would have been possible without the knowledge collected from basic living functions.

    As for modern medicine - my rural aunts and uncles avoided doctors and are living or lived into their 90’s.

    Thanks for a great thread WF;)

  • Breaking: Dallas Ebola Patient is Dead

    10/08/2014 8:44:30 AM PDT · 73 of 312
    sodpoodle to Jane Long

    It’s not a long or wordy article. Seems to cover all the concerns we are describing. Hospitals caring for confirmed cases of Ebola should be required to use one truck exclusively for transporting the deceased to a crematorium repository. No handing off, no transfers, no caskets - just burn the body ASAP.

    Sorry to be heartless, but the soul has gone on.

  • Breaking: Dallas Ebola Patient is Dead

    10/08/2014 8:31:30 AM PDT · 36 of 312
    sodpoodle to Jane Long

    Cremation should be mandatory. Not sure how they are disposing of the dead in Africa - but if they are in shallow graves - the wild animals will surely spread it even more.

    I’m concerned how the ‘medics’ are disposing of urine, feces blood and contaminated clothing from infected patients. Are they incinerating everything.

  • Hawaii officials drop plan to name park for Obama

    10/07/2014 1:42:15 PM PDT · 9 of 54
    sodpoodle to Cincinatus' Wife

    Didn’t want to change it from
    Sandy Beach to Sandy Obama Beach????????????

    That’s a shame;0

  • Historic Gun Range About To Be Shut Down By Leftist Bureaucrats

    10/07/2014 12:40:18 PM PDT · 12 of 27
    sodpoodle to Kaslin

    email recd. this a.m. Title: “Is this what you want?” author unknown:

    You’re sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door.
    Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers.
    At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way.

    With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun.

    You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it.

    In the darkness, you make out two shadows.

    One holds something that looks like a crowbar.

    When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire.

    The blast knocks both thugs to the floor.

    One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door and lurches outside.

    As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you’re in trouble.

    In your country, most guns were outlawed years before, and the few that are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to make them useless..

    Yours was never registered.

    Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has died.

    They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Firearm.

    When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry: authorities will probably plea the case down to manslaughter.

    “What kind of sentence will I get?” you ask.

    “Only ten-to-twelve years,” he replies, as if that’s nothing.
    “Behave yourself, and you’ll be out in seven.”

    The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local newspaper. Somehow, you’re portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are represented as choirboys.

    Their friends and relatives can’t find an unkind word to say about them..

    Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both “victims” have been arrested numerous times.

    But the next day’s headline says it all:
    “Lovable Rogue Son Didn’t Deserve to Die.”

    The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters..

    As the days wear on, the story takes wings.

    The national media picks it up, then the international media.

    The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.

    Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and he’ll probably win.

    The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized several times in the past and that you’ve been critical of local police for their lack of effort in apprehending the suspects.

    After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be prepared next time.

    The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in wait for the burglars.

    A few months later, you go to trial.

    The charges haven’t been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently predicted.

    When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it all works against you..

    Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man.

    It doesn’t take long for the jury to convict you of all charges.

    The judge sentences you to life in prison.

    This case really happened.

    On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk , England , killed one burglar and wounded a second.

    In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term...

    How did it become a crime to defend one’s own life in the once great British Empire ?

    It started with the Pistols Act of 1903.

    This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a license.
    The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns..

    Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns.

    Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the Hungerfordmass shooting in 1987.

    Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw.

    When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.

    The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of “gun control”, demanded even tougher restrictions.
    (The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)

    Nine years later, at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school.

    For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable, or worse, criminals.
    Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners.
    Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns.
    The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later, sealed the fate of the few sidearms still owned by private citizens.

    During the years in which the British government incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism.
    Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun.
    Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released.

    Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying,
    “We cannot have people take the law into their own hands.”

    All of Martin’s neighbors had been robbed numerous times,
    and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences.
    Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection trashed or stolen by burglars.

    When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over to local authorities.

    Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law.
    The few who didn’t were visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn’t comply.

    Police later bragged that they’d taken nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens.

    How did the authorities know who had handguns?
    The guns had been registered and licensed.
    Kind of like cars. Sound familiar?


    “...It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds..”
    —Samuel Adams

    If you think this is important, please forward to everyone you know.

    You had better wake up, because Obama is doing this very same thing, over here, if he can get it done
    The UN Small Arms Treaty that Hilary is negotiating would take away our 2nd Amendment rights.

    And there are stupid people in congress and on the street that will go right along with him.
    Just remember - the reason the Japanese didn’t invade the USA is because they knew that Most
    of the citizens were armed.

  • Is Barack Obama's life safe in the Secret Service's hands?

    09/30/2014 12:51:22 PM PDT · 87 of 95
    sodpoodle to Salgak

    ***,,,leashes that the President’s staff has placed on them***.

    I heard a commentary on Fox indicating that the WH staff demanded the siren alert be turned off or lowered because they hate the noise.

    Don’t know if this will have legs.

  • Home owner discovers ancient underground city beneath his house in Anatolia

    09/28/2014 2:18:48 PM PDT · 60 of 65
    sodpoodle to Bigg Red

    Makes you wonder how they foraged for food and hunted. Did they cook their food? Inside or outdoors? How did they light those tunnels? With torches? Did they have ventilation or did they die from smoke inhalation and lack of oxygen?
    Where were the children kept? People need sunlight as much as plants and animals. What was the life expectancy?

    So many questions;) Bet they built it and no-one came!!!!!

  • Home owner discovers ancient underground city beneath his house in Anatolia

    09/28/2014 1:02:33 PM PDT · 57 of 65
    sodpoodle to ThanhPhero

    Constructing these complex dwellings must have taken a considerable amount of time to plan and build. Fear of invasion could not have been the primary motivation - unless they had several years’ notice.

    I think your comment “the weather was better” is the most likely reason for their construction. Good shelter from severe weather and later from invaders.

  • Home owner discovers ancient underground city beneath his house in Anatolia

    09/27/2014 2:26:47 PM PDT · 5 of 65
    sodpoodle to SunkenCiv

    I expected the article to describe a volcano or earthquake had covered some ancient settlements, however, it appears that the inhabitants actually excavated the earth and lived underground.

    Wonder what they were afraid of and why they ‘hunkered’ down.

  • If Trespassing is Legalized, can we Legalize other crimes? ~ Extreme Vanity

    09/26/2014 2:42:17 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    sodpoodle to GraceG

    That part about your neighbors has almost inspired me to start a vanity thread on “What was your worst neighbors’ experience?”

    Mine was nearly getting arrested for taking my own kids & the neighborhood kids carol singing - people gave them money and I said they could buy Christmas gifts for their parents - or donate to SA.

    One neighbor called the cops!!!!! Yes she did. I told the police officer “I thought we sang really well”. He couldn’t stop laughing. (supposedly we should have had a permit).

  • Are bird-watchers racist?

    09/26/2014 11:12:41 AM PDT · 35 of 45
    sodpoodle to jazusamo
    I should have added that my mother and her siblings were rural farm laborers with minimal formal education - one sister began to collect oddities that she noticed while planting or harvesting veggies in the fields. She amassed a stunning collection of bones and relics which were examined and catalogued by professors and other archaeologists in the area.
  • Are bird-watchers racist?

    09/26/2014 9:44:50 AM PDT · 15 of 45
    sodpoodle to jazusamo

    Bird watching is an inherited trait in our family. My mother could spot a nest and identify any bird from a mile away. My children (whom she never met) are avid birders.

    So, yes, genetics, the love of nature, observation about our surroundings and the creatures who share this earth with us have deep roots. Some might call it intellectual curiosity.

  • NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is CLEARED of charges after running over and killing fellow driver

    09/24/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · 40 of 92
    sodpoodle to matt04

    ****Ward should have never gotten out of the car. It was not on fire, he unfortunately put himself in harms way.***

    Ward’s anger took over and he paid the price. Stewart will also pay the price, even though he did not strike Ward intentionally - he was going too fast to avoid some type of accident. Had he turned more sharply - or braked - no telling what other incident/injury would have unfolded.

  • Incest a 'fundamental right', German committee says

    09/24/2014 12:40:47 PM PDT · 43 of 68
    sodpoodle to redreno

    Here’s the problem: ***The couple had been raised separately and only met when the brother, identified only as Patrick S, was an adult, and his sister Susan K was 16.** *

    Not clear why they were raised ‘separately’. But it does illustrate once again why raising children in a 2-parent, heterosexual family with Christian values is the only way for our civilization to survive and prosper. Stop the multi divorces where the children are shipped and shortchanged because of selfish men & women.

  • Explosion of Sexually Transmitted Infections In London's Gay Community

    09/24/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT · 51 of 98
    sodpoodle to Mount Athos

    The most diabolical consequence of sexual promiscuity has to be ‘closeted’ bisexual men who pass diseases on to their unsuspecting girlfriends or wives.

  • Europeans drawn from three ancient 'tribes'

    09/21/2014 2:37:22 PM PDT · 18 of 23
    sodpoodle to Berlin_Freeper

    Tribes fighting tribes for food and territory; winners killed the men and took the women. This has always been the pattern, in all of history and today i.e. German & Japanese wives from WWII, Korean brides, Vietnamese brides for victorious young warriors.

    The differing physical features are simply additions to the tribal gene pools.

  • 10 Common Misconceptions About Britain

    09/20/2014 2:35:00 PM PDT · 14 of 58
    sodpoodle to Secret Agent Man

    Dental caries is often due to non-fluoridated water, genetics and poor hygiene. BTW raised in England, I have better teeth than most of my US neighbors. In school, we were taught to use correct grammar, enunciate each word according to the Oxford dictionary and encouraged to lose any regional accent. Villages, towns and counties had recognizable dialects which were both a source of pride (or ridicule) and considered ‘charming’ (or uneducated). Most Brits can identify your village/County of origin just by your speech pattern and pronunciation. BBC announcers do not use ‘posh’ English - they affect a bastardized Cockney/Cambridge hybrid. e.g. Piers Morgan.

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/16/2014 3:36:14 PM PDT · 35 of 36
    sodpoodle to dead

    WOW!!! You done good!!!! Ha Ha.

    That is amazing - excellent sentence structure - it truly was a creative stroke of genius - or you really are Cankles;)

  • Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster

    09/16/2014 7:20:56 AM PDT · 23 of 75
    sodpoodle to servo1969

    More importantly than Scotland’s future economic and political future - is the question: Will the Royal family continue to wear the tartan kilts? Sad to think that little Prince George might not be able to show off the fabulous Royal legs i.e. Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princes William and Harry. Ah well...toss tradition for...

  • Why Renters are Not Buying Into the “American Dream” of Homeownership

    09/14/2014 2:59:49 PM PDT · 73 of 102
    sodpoodle to 2ndDivisionVet

    That seems like a good deal and as a renter, I would appreciate all those HOA-type services which handle interior & exterior changes/improvements to the property.

    However, as an owner in a ‘senior, gated community’ I heard plenty of horror stories on prohibited flag flying, excessive planter pots etc. Generally, the people who flock to be ‘neighborhood representatives’ are dictator types who scour the streets looking for offenders.

  • Why Renters are Not Buying Into the “American Dream” of Homeownership

    09/14/2014 11:26:56 AM PDT · 31 of 102
    sodpoodle to 2ndDivisionVet

    Until the 30 year mortgage is paid, the bank owns your home. For those fortunate to have bought before prices soared (2003) and sold before the market went down (2006), they were extremely lucky.

    Closing costs and commissions are a substantial up front expense, so if your career path is causing you to move every few years, it is probably better to rent.

    In order to maintain or increase the value of a house, good maintenance and updates are important. Advantages to owning vs. renting - you can have pets, smoke and have any type of fences & landscaping you want. Just stay away from developments with HOA’s especially condos - where there are rules and regs similar to landlord domination.

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/13/2014 2:31:50 PM PDT · 31 of 36
    sodpoodle to Scoutmaster
    Thx for transcribing what can only be described as a mumbled mess of maniacal meanderings. Far worse than what I posted;) sod