All HCN addicts: Enjoy the day off tomorrow!

best wishes

Considering in most bubble markets the high-end damage hasn't even begun, this article seems to be spot-on. Still, I think there's entirely too much housing optimism around these parts.

So recovery is trickle-up, but prosperity is trickle-down. Huh.

hoo boy, events are accelerating to a denouement

hope y'all be ready, or prepared at least

Neophyte pablum. There is no housing market. It is a market of houses. That's so clear to even the cheerleaders that they don't use average prices but median prices. What we are seeing is that medium, ordinary houses are starting to sell at the new fair prices and the casual observers classifying them as bottom housing. Big mistake.

I would like to believe. I really would. Investors were big in No. VA a year ago when we were looking. Heck, they have been for the past few years. Our crappy little place was bought by one.

RD: and in places like here in the swamp, where we did not participate in the bubble, it's an up market for values

i'm guessing the conforming limits for federally insured mortgages have something to do with the health of price segments.

Rob Dawg wrote:

Big mistake.

I thought the same thing. Lower prices more and we'll see a BOOM.

Too bad TPTB are still trying their damnedest to make sure the high end never bleeds in the first place. How is that working out, anyway?

Housing "markets get healthy from the bottom up"

We really need a fleet of Elvis is in the house!

Danny wrote:

I think there's entirely too much housing optimism around these parts.

@ HCN? I think that there is quite a bit of dissent with the somewhat rosy view that CR seems to hold.

nova wrote:

Our crappy little place was bought by one.

{{{{{ nova }}}}} You seem like you're in a shitty mood, dude.

Rob Dawg wrote:

ordinary houses are starting to sell at the new fair prices and the casual observers classifying them as bottom housing.

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Who doesn't like a healthy bottom?

Danny wrote:

Considering in most bubble markets the high-end damage hasn't even begun, this article seems to be spot-on. Still, I think there's entirely too much housing optimism around these parts.

Buying where I live costs way less than renting - as more areas fall into the space we'll start to see real recovery.

Now if only people could get jobs [other than machinists and roughnecks].

My rental just got a clean bill of health. No Asbestos and No Meth!!!! WhoRaw!!!!

scone,

Yeah. Sorry. Went down memory lane on the last thread and went downhill inside fast. No problems. I'll stay on topic or keep quiet.

Here's my dose of housing optimism: People will still want to live in houses next year; paying for the priviledge, not so much.

{{{{{ nova }}}}} You seem like you're in a shitty mood, dude.

Use the force. Go write some fiction.

nova wrote:

Yeah. Sorry. Went down memory lane on the last thread and went downhill inside fast. No problems. I'll stay on topic or keep quiet.

Don't be sorry. You don't have to stay OT or keep quiet, unless you want to. A Very Expensive, Fragrant, and Colorful Floral Bouquet

dryfly wrote:

Now if only people could get jobs [other than machinists and roughnecks].

Learn to code, get a job - CNN.com

Here you go. This dude at CNN says anyone can get a high paying programming job in a few weeks or months.

dryfly wrote:

Lower prices more and we'll see a BOOM.

as much as I'd like to agree, it will be at least a generation before that asset class comes into favor

Analysts said housing-market recoveries often begin at the bottom.

Maybe on your common housing market downturn - not on an unprecedented full-scale collapse of the market that sparked a global depression.

MSM isn't covering it but protesters at the White House have marched through DC.
Occupy Oakland Live, Ustream.TV:

.

And yeah, it says Oakland but they're in DC.

Who doesn't like a healthy bottom?

My vote for best comment ever on an econ blog.

Mr Slippery wrote:

This dude at CNN says anyone single and under 35 or so with a good resume and relatively very high skills willing to relocate and work for relative peanuts can get a programming job in a few weeks or months.

Fixed It For Ya

you are correct sir, gonna be a long, slow process

12th Percentile wrote on Tue, 1/17/2012 - 5:00 pm
Who doesn't like a healthy bottom?
My vote for best comment ever on an econ blog.

I just hate it when you invest in the peaks just before they sag.

This dude at CNN says anyone single and under 35 or so with a good resume and relatively very high skills and in the top 10% of IQ who is willing to relocate and work for relative peanuts can get a programming job in a few weeks or months. Fixed It For Ya

There was a flood of high end programming jobs on my local monster listings today. Better hope your kids are some of the smartest. T

Mr Slippery wrote:

anyone can get a high paying programming job

Given some of the code, I've seen he's right.

You have to have a license to drive an eighteen wheel truck. You don't need a license to code the brake system on hundreds of thousands of eighteen wheel trucks. One of these tasks is harder than the other.

This week, New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg tweeted his intent to learn computer code by the end of the year.

00111010011001100110000101100011011001010111000001100001011011000110110100111010

Given some of the code, I've seen he's right.

one of the areas where supply and demand actually works, right? There are supply issues. So in a pinch they'll take someone with any experience even if they suck.

I don't know about you guys but I'm getting the pre-shakes just thinking about the tomorrow's darkness.

I don't have a problem. really. I can quit at any time...

I hope I make it through the day. I might have to fire up some android game...

Region's housing market mixed | The Journal News | LoHud.com | LoHud.com

Million-dollar home sales are becoming less common in the Lower Hudson Valley, according to a new report out Monday.
With real estate prices dropping throughout the region, the overall number of homes sold was down in Westchester County, up in Rockland County and flat in Putnam County in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors.
Nationally, sales are up. According to the National Association of Realtors, there were 470,000 sales in October and November, compared to 430,000 in October 2010 and 440,000 in November 2010. December’s total will be released Friday.
In Westchester, however, the sale of single-family homes was down about 5 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2010 and 6 percent for the year.
Likely more alarming for local homeowners was the drop in sales prices. The fourth quarter median sale price of a single family home in Westchester was $525,000 — 8.9 percent lower than a year ago — and the lowest median for any for any quarter since 2002.
While sales of more than $1 million have traditionally made up about 16 percent of the county’s annual sale numbers, the report found that deals of that size have fallen to 13.7 percent.

Westchester is pretty much like the rest of the country, right? Same demographic...same median income... They're talking about Westchester, Illinois. Right?

I might have to fire up some android game...

make sure it's an unauthorized version.

Blackhalo wrote on Tue, 1/17/2012 - 4:55 pm (in reply to...)
Rob Dawg wrote:
ordinary houses are starting to sell at the new fair prices and the casual observers classifying them as bottom housing.
Subscribe!

Careful I am in pre-investment mode. When it comes to income properties I'm going to be early. I won't bottom tick but I will be collecting cash flow as compensation for my stupidity.

Region's housing market mixed | The Journal News | LoHud.com | LoHud.com

Gary Leogrande, president of the Empire Access Multiple Listing Service, which compiled the Westchester and Putnam report for the association, said the high taxes in Westchester County are one of the main fears people have about buying local real estate.
He said he once had a young couple that would have been able to buy a house for about $300,000, but they balked because the taxes would have been about $18,000 per year.
“When your property taxes are at those levels, that’s unsustainable,” Leogrande said. “It’s an expensive place to live.”
Still, both he and Haggerty projected a stronger 2012 partly because of strong local employment and and partly because of the improving macroeconomic landscape.
“I think the (2011) numbers are disappointing but I do sense that we’re reaching the bottom,” Haggerty said.

blinkered wrote:

I might have to fire up some android game...

I find that with Civ 5, time evaporates.

Rajesh wrote:

You don't need a license to code the brake system on hundreds of thousands of eighteen wheel trucks.

Coding is art and applied math. Functional poetry. It lives, it breathes, it moves.

My code is not only pristine, self documenting, and bug free, but also appears as different geometrical forms on screen and when printed.

Tongue

edit: I've also sprinkled choice quotes from Twin Peaks in the comments for posterity.

Christie Calls for 10% Income-Tax Cut for N.J.- Bloomberg

“Today, because we have put our fiscal house in order, we can budget for our priorities and give tax relief to all of our people,” Christie, a first-term Republican, said...


Mission complete. We are getting some free money

Rajesh wrote:

One of these tasks is harder than the other.

I think staring at an interstate for tens of thousands of hours a year might actually be harder than staring at a monitor.

Mr Slippery wrote:

My code is not only pristine, self documenting, and bug free, but also appears as different geometrical forms on screen and when printed.

you are a boon to mankind Smile

REBear wrote:

Mission complete. We are getting some free money

I hope that when this blows up in the future, that the move will be called pulling a "W."

Salma Hayek comes to mind...I'd go all in on that investment...though my wife won't be as enthused..

All we need are some nano botts that can trade with each other...

REBear wrote:

Christie Calls for 10% Income-Tax Cut for N.J.- Bloomberg

“Today, because we have put our fiscal house in order, we can budget for our priorities and give tax relief to all of our people,” Christie, a first-term Republican, said...

Well, I tried to go to an NJ state park on Martin Luther King day, and it was shuttered. That 10% tax relief for the 99% is going to cost more in services and benefits than it does in tax dollars. Just look at the signs along the interstates at rest stops saying "facilities closed." But the richest will benefit.

Re: Hoocoodanode will be participating in an internet-wide blackout tomorrow, to protest dangerous and misguided U.S. congressional attempts to combat online piracy ....

Right on HCN! AWOOOOOGA! That is something I did not see in my tea leave model,so thank you for taking an active interest!! Innocent

See: YouTube - Wikipedia to go dark January 18

See: YouTube - Citizens Gaga Over SOPA Censorship Gaaw-aawl-ly! (Member for 4 years 5 weeks Party )
* 7,433 links that violate proposed copyright laws

Also see: Chris Hedges: Why I’m Suing Barack Obama -
Chris Hedges' Columns -

Truthdig

Add to that the coming layoffs in the financial industry.

I'm trying to figure out the bottom in my hood...Chinese buyers maybe...some new social media millionaires...where is everyone getting the down and the income....

Inner Parkside Gem

Pellice wrote:

Just look at the signs along the interstates at rest stops saying "facilities closed."

Business Opportunity: A porta-potty for the back seat of your car for when nature is screaming instead of calling.

Can't miss being a hit. Optional bidet attachment.

So, like, what am I supposed to do for entertainment tomorrow?

You know it's going to be a circuit-breaker day.

Obama names Zients as acting budget chief - Boston.com

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Tuesday named Jeffrey Zients as his acting budget chief but held off on nominating him for the permanent job, avoiding a tough election-year battle with Senate Republicans.

He takes over for Jack Lew, named by Obama as White House chief of staff to replace the departing William Daley.

Jeffrey Zients - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Zients is a native of Kensington, Maryland[3] and lives in the Washington, D.C. area.[4] He and his wife Mary have four children Sasha, Matt, Josh, and Jonny [5]
He graduated in 1984 from St. Albans School and earned a bachelor's of science degree at Duke University summa cum laude. Zients worked in management consulting for Mercer Management Consulting and Bain & Company and then was chief operating officer of DGB Enterprises, a holding company for the Advisory Board Company, Corporate Executive Board, and Atlantic Media Company .[1]
Zients was the chairman (2001–2004), chief executive officer (1998–2000), and chief operating officer (1996–1998) of the Advisory Board Company and former chairman (2000–2001) of the Corporate Executive Board.[6] Both companies were founded by David G. Bradley and provide research and advice to corporations around the globe on best practices in management, strategy and operations. Zients and Bradley took each of the companies public through successful initial public offerings which made both men multimillionaires .[4][7] At age 35, Zients was named to Fortune Magazine's "40 under 40" with an estimated wealth of $149 million.[8]

I usually write or rewrite as I read the comments. The doomer atmosphere helps.

I got an email from Monster today telling me about the 50,000 IT jobs. I wasn't sure if that was people looking or hiring

Sprott just filed for $1.5B... PSLV

Game on in SILVER........I support Koops position ....Enjoy your day off CR..

Shill

I bet tomorrow we open LLD, Bernanke raises rates in the morning just so he can do an emergency rate cut. And KD STILL loses money.

nova wrote:

I usually write or rewrite as I read the comments. The doomer atmosphere helps.

I actually come to CR to get cheered up.
If one actually critically examined the conditions, they would be in a fetal position screaming.
This is a distraction, kinda like the Austrians in 1913 arguing who their next Hapsburg Ruler is going to be.

they might just push it down now....pie in the face kind of thing...

Mr Slippery wrote:

Here you go. This dude at CNN says anyone can get a high paying programming job in a few weeks or months.

I'll sell you my Borland C book....I'm sure you'll master it in a few weeks...

justaskin wrote:

I'll sell you my Borland C book....I'm sure you'll master it in a few weeks...

Forget the Perl and the PDA----
Go doomer!

High paying coding job with no skills was circa 2000. We're only now cleaning up the mess.

Anecdotal update:

Neighborhood Resident Real Estate team dropped off stats from 2011 for our local housing development.

Avg $285/sq-ft for 2011 home sales (about 20 sales amongst several hundred houses)

Smaller (1500sqft) homes (more affordable homes) were in the mid to high $300/sq-ft range compared to
low $200/sq-ft for the larger homes, when controlled for location (same street comparisons).

Re: "The site will go offline at midnight eastern time tonight"

Are you going to be totally blacked out, or have a page that says you are in the act of protesting ... this is where some people may be confused, i.e., if your just offline, that could happen as a result of switching over to a new server, but to have a protest message in-place is important IMHO Rose Colored Glasses

Eric wrote:

You know it's going to be a circuit-breaker day.

MW headline: "SOPA PROTESTS CRASH MARKET!"

aClem wrote:

Westchester is pretty much like the rest of the country, right? Same demographic...same median income... They're talking about Westchester, Illinois. Right?

East Coast aspirational issues. Additionally, the larger loan limits are a major factor. Still, I'd like to see the foreclosure rates in five years. Smile

shill wrote:

Sprott just filed for $1.5B... PSLV

Uh, no.

Sprott Physical Silver Trust Announces Secondary Offering | Kid Dynamite's World

Although the information is not in the SEC filing, I’m told that the offering is $250 MM, with a 15% green shoe over-allotment option. The offering should price tomorrow morning before the open.

Mr Slippery wrote:

My code is not only pristine, self documenting, and bug free, but also appears as different geometrical forms on screen and when printed.

Cribbed it from some really smart aliens, did ya?

justaskin wrote:

Cribbed it from some really smart aliens, did ya?

or The International Obfuscated C Code Contest

creditcriminalslovetarp wrote:

dark like 2012?

The revolving door turns 90 degrees:

SEC inspector general leaving post after 4 years - Yahoo! Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The inspector general for the Securities and Exchange Commission is leaving his position after four years, during which he put the agency under harsh scrutiny and exposed serious lapses in detecting or pursuing major fraud schemes.
The SEC announced Tuesday that David Kotz will leave at the end of January to become a managing director of Gryphon Strategies, a private investigative firm. One of Kotz's investigations found that the agency bungled its examinations of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff over 16 years, allowing him to carry on his estimated $20 billion investment fraud until December 2008.
With a series of investigations, Kotz unearthed problems and conflicts at the SEC that stirred attention in Congress. That was a stark contrast from his predecessor.

Eric wrote on Tue, 1/17/2012 - 5:47 pm (in reply to...)
justaskin wrote:
Cribbed it from some really smart aliens, did ya?
or The International Obfuscated C Code Contest

Are you suggesting we GO TO that link?

Eric wrote:

The International Obfuscated C Code Contest

Hilarious! I particularly like 'best abuse of the guidelines.' Laughing out loud

Al Jazeera was streaming the Occupy Congress feed Laughing out loud

creditcriminalslovetarp wrote:

dark like 2012?

Nothing to see here. Move along. Klaatu barada nikto - command not found

Ask Eric Sprott: Why Won’t He Buy More Silver For PSLV? | Kid Dynamite's World
-this one from june is the lynchpin (its got like 97 comments), the kid has made a very strong case to be short the news and action in this particular instrument.

Rob Dawg wrote:

Are you suggesting we GO TO that link?

Are you suggesting it might be CONSIDERED HARMFUL?

Rob Dawg wrote:

Are you suggesting we GO TO that link?

K&R (rip, dmr) said it best:

C provides the infinitely-abusable GOTO statement, and labels to
branch to. Formally, the GOTO is never necessary, and in practice it
is almost always easy to write code without it.
-- Kernighan & Ritchie, The C Programming Language

Comrade Kristina wrote:

Al Jazeera was streaming the Occupy Congress feed Laughing out loud

"What honorable thing can come out of a shop? What can commerce produce in the way of honor?

Everything called shop is unworthy an honorable man. Merchants can gain no profit without lying, & what is more shameful than falsehood?

Again, we must regard as something base & vile the trade of those who sell their toil & industry, for whoever gives his labor for money sells himself & puts himself in the rank of slaves."

— Cicero

Eric wrote:

The International Obfuscated C Code Contest

One of my favorites:

include <stdio.h>

include <malloc.h>

main(togo,toog)
int togo;
char *toog[];
{char *ogto, tgoo[80];FILE *ogot; int oogt=0, ootg, otog=79,
ottg=1;if ( togo== ottg) goto gogo; goto goog; ggot:
if ( fgets( tgoo, otog, ogot)) goto gtgo; goto gott;
gtot: exit(); ogtg: ++oogt; goto ogoo; togg: if ( ootg > 0 )
goto oggt; goto ggot; ogog: if ( !ogot) goto gogo;
goto ggto; gtto: printf( "%d goto \'s\n", oogt); goto
gtot; oggt: if ( !memcmp( ogto, "goto", 4)) goto otgg;
goto gooo; gogo: exit( ottg); tggo: ootg= strlen(tgoo);
goto tgog; oogo: --ootg; goto togg; gooo: ++ogto; goto
oogo; gott: fclose( ogot); goto gtto; otgg: ogto= ogto +3;
goto ogtg; tgog: ootg-=4;goto togg; gtgo: ogto= tgoo;
goto tggo; ogoo: ootg-=3;goto gooo; goog: ogot= fopen(
toog[ ottg], "r"); goto ogog; ggto: ogto= tgoo; goto
ggot;}

Eric wrote:

The International Obfuscated C Code Contest

"Goals of the Contest
.
.
.
To provide a safe forum for poor C code. :-)"
Smile
do programers have a safe word?

justaskin wrote:

do programers have a safe word?

hacked

Eric wrote:

infinitely-abusable GOTO

GOTO has nothing on the Javascript eval function, grab random text from the internet and execute it like code.

justaskin wrote:

do programers have a safe word?

"compiling"

Eric wrote:

Kernighan & Ritchie, The C Programming Language

I've gotta get serious one of these days and buy some original work.....way too much out there assumes you already know what you are reading to learn

justaskin wrote:

do programmers have a safe word?

ENDDO

justaskin wrote:

I've gotta get serious one of these days and buy some original work..

It's actually quite amazing how good that book still is.

MattFea wrote:

Nothing to see here. Move along. Klaatu barada nikto - command not found

How about some Wingpawn Global Cooling News?

New country hottest temperature records set in 2011
Iraq recorded its hottest temperature on record on August 3, 2011 in Tallil (Ali military airbase), when the mercury hit 53°C (127.4°F). The previous record was 52.3°C recorded at Diwanya FOB airbase a few days before.

Armenia recorded its hottest temperature on record on July 31 in Meghri, when the mercury hit 43.7°C (110.7°F). The previous record was 43.1°C in Meghri on July 17, 2005.

Iran recorded its hottest temperature in its history on July 28, 2011, when the mercury hit 53°C (127.4°F) at Dehloran. The previous previous record was set just one day earlier at Omidieh and Shoshtar, when the mercury hit 52.6°C (126.6°F). Older hotter temperatures have been measured in Iran using automated stations, but these temperatures have been found to be overestimated.

Kuwait recorded its hottest temperature on record on August 3, 2011, when the mercury hit 53.3°C (127.9°F) at Mitrabah. The previous record was 53.1°C in Sulaibiya on June 15, 2010. The Kuwait Meteorological Center confirmed the reading as authentic, though the temperature sensor had problems between 2009 and July 2010. Some temperatures as high as 53.5°C measured at the Kuwait City Airport during 2011 were in error. The 53.3°C (127.9°F) at Mitrabah thus represents:

1) The hottest temperature measured on Earth in 2011
2) New official national record for Kuwait
3) Second highest (undisputed) temperature ever recorded in Asia
4) Highest temperature ever recorded in an Arabic country
5) Third hottest location in the planet together with Lake Havasu City, AZ (after Death
Valley, CA and Moenjodaro, Pakistan)
6) A new world record for August

China broke its national heat record for both uninhabited and inhabited locations on July 14, 2011, when the temperature soared to 50.2°C (122.4°F) at a automatic station near Adyngkol Lake (just south of Turfan), and 49.4°C (120.9°F) at the town of Tuyoq. A higher reading of 50.7°C at Aydingkol Mirabilite on 23 July 1986 has not been verified as official by the Chinese.

Republic of the Congo set a new all-time extreme heat record on March 8, 2011, when the temperature hit 39.2°C (102.6°F) at M'Pouya. Congo's previous all-time hottest temperature was 39.0°C (102.2°F) at Impfondo on May 14, 2005.

Zambia set an all-time national heat record of 109.0°F (42.8°C) at Mfuwe, on October 26, 2011, breaking the previous national record of 108.1°F (42.3°C) also set at Mfuwe, on November 17, 2010. A no longer functioning station at Lusitu, Zambia measured a higher temperature in November 1990, but surrounding stations were all about 10°C cooler, so the Lusitu 1990 reading is considered unreliable.

The French Southern and Antarctic Lands Territory tied its all-time hottest temperature record when Europa Island recorded 35.6°C (96.1°F) on November 12, 2011. The previous record was set at Juan de Nova Island on March 31, 1997.

New country coldest temperature records set in 2011
For the first time since 2009, a new national extreme cold temperature record was set. Zambia set an all-time national cold record of -9°C (16°F) at Choma on June 27, 2011, breaking the previous national record of -8°C (18°F), set on July 10, 1898, at Nalisa Western Province.

Special mention:
Russia had its hottest temperature on record at a regular synoptic reporting staion on July 30, 2011, when the mercury hit 44.3°C (111.7°F) at Divnoe in Russia's Kalmykia Republic. Three hotter temperatures have been recorded at automated stations: 45.4°C in 2010 at a hydrological station at Utta, plus readings of 45°C at El'ton and 44.5°C at Verhjnky Baskunkak in August 1940.

Weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera is the primary source of the weather records listed here and has worked tremendously hard to research them. He maintains a comprehensive list of extreme temperature records for every nation in the world on his website. If you reproduce this list of extremes, please cite Maximiliano Herrera as the primary source of the weather records.

while hedgies and mm's manipulate stock prices with their HFT settings and profiteering...taking out stock owners systematically...

wall street crooks and SEC are like yin and yang..with the public feeling the pain...

Eric wrote:

You know it's going to be a circuit-breaker day.

You might have missed it. I asked CR the other morning to consider going for a hike for a day or two to help me out with my ill advised SKF investment wager. He said he isn't going anywhere anytime soon. So maybe a 2 slummer but not a circuit breaker.

Having said that - it will probably be 3 slummers to the upside.

later all, seeya Thursday, assuming there's still a so-called market.

adornosghost quoted:

for whoever gives his labor for money sells himself & puts himself in the rank of slaves." - Cicero

easy to say when you're in the top 1%

last one out has to lock-it-up aand shut the lights off !

volker the viking wrote:

as much as I'd like to agree, it will be at least a generation before that asset class comes into favor

But once the cost gets enough below rental - then it isn't an 'asset class' its a place to live.

THAT is what we have to get back to.

Lake Havasu population in 1980-15K, 2010-56K....

let's just keep building in the desert, that lake is full!

dryfly wrote:

THAT is what we have to get back to.

from the perspective of the land of stubborn 8-1 price/income metrics, it's a long long way to tiperrary

aClem wrote:

Westchester is pretty much like the rest of the country, right? Same demographic...same median income...

They must be fracing there too...

greenchutes wrote:

from the perspective of the land of stubborn 8-1 price/income metrics, it's a long long way to tiperrary

How far is it to the Inland Empire?

I'd hang around for the ball drop, but these old bones are plum tuckered out
Nytol

Re: "Hoocoodanode will be participating in an internet-wide blackout tomorrow,"

The main reason there is an internet blackout tomorrow, is walmart.... probably not something anyone wants to think about... Rose Colored Glasses Maybe time to wake up @ some point!

wmt is the main support lobby that wants SOPA ... please wake up: YouTube - HyperMediaNews

Am downloading 'Mysteries of Lisbon' in anticipation of boredom.

Doc Holiday wrote:

or have a page that says you are in the act of protesting

There will be a simple protest page in place.

Eric wrote on Tue, 1/17/2012 - 6:01 pm (in reply to...)
justaskin wrote:
I've gotta get serious one of these days and buy some original work..
It's actually quite amazing how good that book still is.

While I generally agree there is a singular exception. When they get to the Pearly Gates one semicolon versus colon mistake and it is another century in purgatory.

OT ... but I want to share.

My other favourite blogger is bikesnobnyc ... his post today was particularly hilarious.

Bike Snob NYC: Hard and Soft: Let Them Eat Ice Cream

If you're not a bicycle geek, scroll down to the 'Holtsee Manifesto' video (no need to watch the video) and read from there.

kcoop wrote:

There will be a simple protest page in place.

In finger code?

ot-any thoughts on the future of people to people car sharing? would you try it? would you share your car, rv, boat, motorcycle to earn money if idle?

World Bank warns of global growth slowdown - Yahoo! Finance

BEIJING (AP) -- The World Bank has warned of an impending global economic slowdown, sharply cutting its growth forecast and cautioning developing countries to prepare for shocks.
The bank on Wednesday lowered its growth forecast for developing countries this year to 5.4 percent from 6.2 percent, and for developed countries to 1.4 percent from 2.7 percent.
It forecast a contraction this year for the 17 countries that use the euro currency, cutting their growth forecast to -0.3 percent from 1.8 percent

creditcriminalslovetarp wrote:

would you share your car, rv, boat, motorcycle to earn money if idle?

I doubt your insurance company would like the idea -

Eastern Time! AAAIIEE, I need a big fix.

burnside wrote:

Am downloading 'Mysteries of Lisbon' in anticipation of boredom.

My guess is pr0n will still be up so most will be okay...

Walmart had some issues today with their banking servers...or so I heard.

Chinese Fixed Direct Investment (YoY) (DEC) -12.7% versus -9.8% in previous month. Fastest decline since July 2009

barfly wrote:

creditcriminalslovetarp wrote:
would you share your car, rv, boat, motorcycle to earn money if idle?
I doubt your insurance company would like the idea -

I know people who rent out their RVs all the time - great way to get a depreciating asset paid for before totally depreciated and payments still due. You just have to have the insurance written for it - part of the cost of doing business.

dryfly wrote:

My guess is pr0n will still be up so most will be okay...

savy.xxx is probably lobbying for sopa so as to save subscription revenue.

kcoop wrote:

There will be a simple protest page in place.

Real French Sparkly

creditcriminalslovetarp wrote:

Chinese Fixed Direct Investment (YoY) (DEC) -12.7% versus -9.8% in previous month. Fastest decline since July 2009

They have been slamming the door on FDI or at least FDI they no longer want [read cheap and dirty] since 2008 or 2009.

poic: Bernanke and his Evil Empire may take advantage of the black out

think about it

Rand Paul Returns $500,000 to the U.S. Treasury
Senator Rand Paul announced last week that he is returning $500,000 to the United States Treasury – money unspent from his official operating budget. The total amount being returned is more than 16 percent of Rand’s original office budget. As far as is known, no U.S. Senator has returned as much to taxpayers.

“I ran to stop the reckless spending,” said Paul. “And I ran to end the damaging process of elected officials acting as errand boys, competing to see who could bring back the biggest check and the most amount of pork.”

YouTube - Ron Paul On The Dylan Ratigan Show About Debt Ceiling & The Fed

Damn, Rand must be paying his staff minimum wage

Comrade Kristina wrote:

Walmart had some issues today with their banking servers...or so I heard.

The Israelis had a few problems also----

Dawg, anyone who tries to call the bottom is making a mistake. Buy anywhere in the right part of the curve and you will be fine, buy carefully but don't try to call the absolute bottom.

Not that Senators pay all that much. You would be surprised at how little they do pay. Usually the COS and a couple of others get the big $ and the rest make less then 40k.

shill quoted:

Senator Rand Paul announced last week that he is returning $500,000 to the United States Treasury – money unspent from his official operating budget. The total amount being returned is more than 16 percent of Rand’s original office budget.

he should give it all back, and go home

kcoop wrote:

There will be a simple protest page in place.

==> A long time ago, walmart was going to get into the ISP business, and maybe I'm jaded, but a lot of people are un-willing to realize just how involved walmart is with Hollywood and media distribution and thus the marketing and modeling and manipulation of media. Media is just one part of the walmart monopoly! walmart does provide crap jobs as they take over market share, but at what price to the communities that are left pondering their futures???

As they expand scale and use massive efficiencies to destroy anyone in the way of their growth, they do more and more harm. wmt is an economic force with scale so large, that they can control government policies from local levels to Fed levels, and thus SOPA. I paste together cheezy videos, but this one tried to sum this up in a linear way, but this does sum up walmart economics and if anybody cares about the future, please think about how the global influence of walmart is distorting The American Dream ... Amen and out!

YouTube - recallscotwalker

  • Perhaps the point is being clearly missed by most people at HCN, but there is a reason behind the internet black out and there is a cause as to why HCN is taking a stand, and there are people that do care and if you can't see the role that walmart plays, then you don't deserve to play the American Freedom Game and you don't deserve to have free speech and you don't deserve to live in a country where countless people have died for the American Constitution. If you can't see who the enemy is, your part of the F'ing problem!

LOL. His post is in the spirit of Aikido: Use your opponents energy against them.

Unfortuately, I fear his target could use a few body slams in order to wake them up.

adornosghost wrote:

Not always---

I'm a little worried what the foot of snow we are getting tomorrow is going to do to my newly planted orange grove....

In case something happens and the world as we know it changes I just want you all to know that I love you but I love CK a little more.

later

RockyR wrote:

Didn't I read this today?

Hearings to resume in February. Stop Online Piracy Act Markup to Resume in February

kcoop wrote:

There will be a simple protest page in place.

Sure beats a 404 Big smile

nova wrote:

and the world as we know it changes I just want you all to know that I love you but I love CK a little more.

Yeah, well who doesn't?

creditcriminalslovetarp wrote:

ot-any thoughts on the future of people to people car sharing? would you try it? would you share your car, rv, boat, motorcycle to earn money if idle?

Absolutely. I do it now by driving senior citizens who still have their drivers license but should not be driving.

adornosghost wrote:

The Israelis had a few problems also--

which led to problems on the Saudi and Dubai stock exchanges

Awww, I feel so special. See you on the other side, nova Love

dryfly wrote:

But once the cost gets enough below rental - then it isn't an 'asset class' its a place to live.

Considering the obvious advantages to renting, flexibility, cost limited up-front, and the bottomless risk to lenders, WRT homeowners having the ultimate, leveraged put option,I find it hard to see how the CBA avoids further adjustment.

MattFea wrote:

Sure beats a 404

I understand 503 beats 404 in Google Hold 'em.

I almost did a CNN Interview tonight with Amber Lyons but thankfully my mic decided to die an untimely death before I did something I really wasn't sure I wanted to do to begin with. I may still do one...when I get a new mic.

thanks for reply...I think the idea is young but it's got legs or wheels so to speak...

so by opposing SOPA, and shutting down the site, we're in support of online piracy? Because that's how I read the bill -

or is it a free speech issue when it comes to distribution of, and access to, copyrighted material, particularly movies and music?

just trying to understand, here -

Comrade Kristina wrote:

See you on the other side, nova

Hold on, there's no call for for an HCN suicide pact, yet.

YouTube - The Doors - Break On Through (To the Other Side) 

barfly wrote:

so buy opposing SOPA, and shutting down the site, we're in support of online piracy? Because that's how I read the bill -
or is it a free speech issue when it comes to distribution of, and access to, copyrighted material, particularly movies and music?
just trying to understand, here -

I thought this was a decent summation, but I haven't read the bill. Anything that restricts free speech at all is a no-no to me. The RIAA/MPAA needs to suck it up.

Why SOPA Is Dangerous

Comrade Kristina wrote:

Laughing out loud

I'm not sure what befuddles me more; that a bartender in Florida "gets" a bunch of old code jokes, or that congressional reps voting on internet law, don't.

Tomorrow will be a good day to backup all my files. Ken, even though that Countrywide VIP Chris Dodd revealed his true self as being on the Dark Side, the Force is and always will be with you... Do Not Poke The Hornet Nest Real French Sparkly Its a TARP! Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

YouTube - Tangerine Dream - Ricochet 1

I for one welcome the new default protest content page being delivered with a professional tangerine colored background in less than three hours.

barfly wrote:

we're in support of online piracy?

The only way to stop file sharing, is to turn the internet, off. And even then, private networks, will THRIVE.

So with that out of the way, let's take a look at fair use. Using crude links to snippets and poor quality video, to support an argument, or illustrate a point of view, free speech, or not?

Maybe I'll put up a few posts on my blog tomorrow using only copyright violation content.

RockyR wrote:

The RIAA/MPAA needs to suck it up.

They can't. They are a distribution monopoly, and serve no useful purpose if iTunes, RedBox or Netflix, take over.

Maybe I'll put up a few posts on my blog tomorrow using only copyright violation content.

we do it all the time here.

Its not easy being green
Elmo!
Ruh-roh
Oh, I Love Trash!
To Infinity, and Beyond!
Eeexelent!
Om-nom-nom-nom

Blackhalo wrote:

Using crude links to snippets and poor quality video, to support an argument, or illustrate a point of view, free speech, or not?

absolutely. The intent isn't to inhibit free speech. Far different from deliberate piracy.

too bad, so sad.

i have an idea. if the bill's pass, boycott all riaa/mpaa content.

I get the piracy question. The proposed legislation crushes current ideas of fair use. Presumably on purpose.

See you all on the other side. Thanks kcoop for creating a wonderful format for Dooooooooooooooom!!!sters to exchange ideas, insults and Squirrel! recipes.

Nytol

barfly wrote:

Far different from deliberate piracy.

read this closely:

An `Internet site is dedicated to theft of U.S. property’ if [a portion of the site is US-directed] and is used by users within the United States and is primarily designed or operated for the purpose of offering services in a manner that enables or facilitates [copyright violation or circumvention of copyright protection measures].

burnside wrote on Tue, 1/17/2012 - 6:59 pm
I get the piracy question. The proposed legislation crushes current ideas of fair use. Presumably on purpose.

If you cannot control the content, try to control the access. This s about information asymmetries that do not favor the right people.

Hello on Vimeo

this is a slightly long vimeo that you would not be able to see under the tyranny of the minority becaue these soundbites from movies are sacred to the Commodores residuals.

-always with the double tap on the vowels guy

Rob Dawg wrote:

This s about information asymmetries that do not favor the right people.

all of the out-of-work web developers aren't going to favor my wages much

barfly wrote:

Far different from deliberate piracy.

That, can't be fixed by Congressional or MPAA wishful thinking. That Now back to the yacht race hit the rocks, long ago. Too easy to circumvent, unenforceable, fair use applications apply (fundamental to the internet as a whole), and wholly for the purpose of propping up a dead business model.

One might as well outlaw computers, networks and home theater systems; and mandate VCRs, movie theaters and Blockbuster.

plus 1000

when you decide to make some money at this, lemme know, maybe I can throw with you

RockyR wrote:

if the bill's pass, boycott all riaa/mpaa content.

if the bill's pass, accuse all riaa/mpaa content of copyright violation and demand it be taken off the internet.

burnside wrote:

I get the piracy question. The proposed legislation crushes current ideas of fair use. Presumably on purpose.

Rent capture is a wonderful thing.

Check out @DarrellIssa's #OPEN Act currently online & ready for mark-up by the public: KeepTheWebOpen.com #techinnovation

The proposed legislation crushes current ideas of fair use.

traditionally, the courts have employed a four factor balancing test to determine infringement.

  • the purpose and character of your use
  • the nature of the copyrighted work
  • the amount and substantiality of the portion taken, and
  • the effect of the use upon the potential market.

because digital redistribution requires almost no costs and/or thought processes, the legal system is basically moving towards a unitary test. did the copyright holder authorize the use?

and all you Darrell Issa haters can suck it

On topic.
Here's an example of why there is still no bottom:
1537 Betty Street, Wrightwood CA | MLS# 411938 - Trulia

Asking $159,000. I'd pay $70k. They want $222/sf in a village where $111 is wishful thinking.

Rajesh wrote:

if the bill's pass, accuse all riaa/mpaa content of copyright violation and demand it be taken off the internet.

ha! +1.

good work. when you're done, boycott it offline.

Rob Dawg wrote:

I'd pay $70k

You'll be able to put it on your credit card soon, with a 5k limit.

What a stupid article. There are more transactions at the lower end, because there are more houses at the lower end thanks to >30% price drops. Duh.

Well done kcoop in joining the protest. More power to your elbow. Expect another tile off me - one of YOUR choice ? - once you go online again

Mitt Romney says his $374,000 speaking fee is "not very much."

Now back to the yacht race

Rajesh wrote:

if the bill's pass, accuse all riaa/mpaa content of copyright violation and demand it be taken off the internet.

There are financial penalties in the bill (as proposed) for such action. I'd be willing to wager that it would be disproportionately applied to the MPAAs favor.

aleister perdurabo wrote:

Likely more alarming for local homeowners was the drop in sales prices. The fourth quarter median sale price of a single family home in Westchester was $525,000 — 8.9 percent lower than a year ago — and the lowest median for any for any quarter since 2002.

Geithner sell his place yet? Treasury Secretary Geithner can't sell Larchmont home - Jun. 3, 2009

Blackhalo wrote:

One might as well outlaw computers,

copy that Wink

km4 wrote:

Mitt Romney says his $374,000 speaking fee is "not very much."

In this GOP field, moderate is relative - The Washington Post

According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, Romney’s plan — which, after extending the Bush tax cuts, lowers the corporate tax rate, eliminates the estate tax and repeals some high-income tax increases from the Affordable Care Act — amounts to a tax cut of $600 billion in 2015. The International Monetary Fund estimates America’s gross domestic product will be $18 trillion that year, so that’s a tax cut of more than 3 percent of GDP. In contrast, when Bush’s first tax cut was passed, the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated it would cost a shade over 1 percent of GDP. So, by any measure, Romney’s tax cuts are far, far larger.
They are also more regressive. Bush’s tax cut was, in theory, to be paid for out of the surplus. Today there is no surplus. Romney promises to pay for his tax cuts, but he opposes raising new taxes or cutting defense spending. That leaves domestic spending, most of which goes to seniors and low-income Americans. Nor do his tax cuts make up the difference by distributing most of their benefits among low-income taxpayers. The Tax Policy Center estimates that Romney’s plan will mean an average tax cut of $164,000 for those in the top 1 percent and $69 — no, that’s not a typo — for those in the bottom 20 percent.

so by opposing SOPA, and shutting down the site, we're in support of online piracy?

the DCMA already has provisions for fighting third-party infringement. for example, if there were infringement on HCN, the copyright holder would send kcoop a C&D and he would have a fixed period to remove that content.

with respect to HCN, SOPA would place an affirmative duty on the website host to police and root out infringement, as well as making the site operator liable for the infringement.

km4 wrote:

Mitt Romney says his $374,000 speaking fee is "not very much."

WTF? When did you go OWS? Have you seen Romney's indoor pool?

http://i.imgur.com/aagrM.jpg

km4 wrote:

Mitt Romney says his $374,000 speaking fee is "not very much."

Golden plates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

adornosghost wrote on Tue, 1/17/2012 - 7:11 pm (in reply to...)
Rob Dawg wrote:
I'd pay $70k
You'll be able to put it on your credit card soon, with a 5k limit.

A foot of snow this weekend. If we go up to the cabin it will be easy to see the abandoned houses.

Nice work !
Obama and Romney..... the 1% elites love um both but Bama can relate a bit better to 99%ers.
Go Ron Paul !

Rob Dawg wrote:

If we go up to the cabin it will be easy to see the abandoned houses.

Pics, or it didn't happen...

km4 wrote:

Good pic

the tube is so natal, so.....Mormon

Calpers sells off last major housing holding: WSJ - MarketWatch

California pension-fund giant Calpers is selling off one of its last major housing investments at a big loss, The Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday, citing unnamed people familiar with the deal

Calpers is not seeing a bottom up thingy..

km4 wrote:

Microsoft Finally Makes It Official That It Opposes SOPA.... As Written | Techdirt

what about google?

edit: or Apple. I mean, iTunes doesn't use DRM anymore... Snark

km4 wrote:

Bama can relate a bit better to 99%ers

I don't think so. I will admit he's a far better con artist though, and has a much easier more gullible target audience to work with. For Barry, It's like a comedian going to a club where ever person in the seats is a plant.

km4 wrote:

Hikers find severed head in bag under Hollywood sign Hikers find severed head in bag under Hollywood sign - Yahoo! News

SOPA protestor

Blackhalo wrote on Tue, 1/17/2012 - 7:27 pm (in reply to...)
Rob Dawg wrote:
If we go up to the cabin it will be easy to see the abandoned houses.
Pics, or it didn't happen...

Fair enough. The problem is that it seems no one is bothering with triffles like signs or MLS listings. A nice snow means the driveway is not plowed and then look for notices on the front door. Finally, the roof. If there is no heat the snow will be solid and you know it isn't just a weekend cabin.

Google to Use Homepage to Protest SOPA on Wednesday

bearly wrote:

I will admit he's ( Obama ) a far better con artist though, and has a much easier more gullible target audience to work with.

Agree

km4 wrote:

Google to Use Homepage to Protest SOPA on Wednesday

ah, super. they should take it offline. THAT would be disruptive. watch corporate productivity absolutely plunge for a day.

OT:
Gold may hit $2000, end long bull-run, says GFMS
| Reuters

GFMS said last year central banks increased their gold lending to commercial banks, which used the metal to raise U.S. dollars, apparently for the first time since 2000.

"We think this is probably the case as the decline in 'traditional' lending by the official sector would have been exceeded by growth in volume of very short-dated lending to commercial banks for dollar swaps purposes," said GFMS chairman Philip Klapwijk. "Potentially this may also have occurred in 2010 too, but (it is) hard to tell.

creditcriminalslovetarp wrote:

Calpers is not seeing a bottom up thingy..

The taxpayers are bottoms up, Calpers has the thingy.

Rob Dawg wrote:

A nice snow means the driveway is not plowed and then look for notices on the front door. Finally, the roof. If there is no heat the snow will be solid and you know it isn't just a weekend cabin.

I grasp the concept, I just REALLY want to SEE it.

Obama the candidate of Wall Street. And Mitt Romney gonna tell the people.

BWWAAAAAHHHHAHHHHAHHHHAA.

RockyR wrote:

THAT would be disruptive.

To earnings... probably some contractual obligations involved. Same with Facebook. Although each would be highly/negatively impacted by the law... there might be some fiduciary liability.

1 currency now -yogi wrote:

Obama the candidate of Wall Street. And Mitt Romney gonna tell the people.
BWWAAAAAHHHHAHHHHAHHHHAA.

hm. sorta looks wall street to me:

Bain Capital

Blackhalo wrote:

To earnings... probably some contractual obligations involved. Same with Facebook. Although each would be highly/negatively impacted by the law... there might be some fiduciary liability.

hrumph. it would get a lot of corporate attention. just imagine, the entire IT department at goldman sachs rendered useless for a day.
Google: "what is a foreach iterator?"
503: Unavailable
DAMNIT!

I can relate to CR's post earlier of HCN addicts...I'll admit it freely, I am an HCN addict and wouldn't change that for one minute! Thanks to all, much appreciated!

Shakes Tiny Fist of Fury

See you all on the other side.

Ken once again thanks for all you do!

The Tor Project is going dark as well, just a heads up.

Yahoo’s Jerry Yang resigns from company

I'm picking a triple Slumdog to the downside tomorrow. Fate beckons.

Yahoo’s Jerry Yang resigns from company - The Globe and Mail

Rob Dawg wrote:

A foot of snow this weekend. If we go up to the cabin it will be easy to see the abandoned houses.

I'm in Independence CA right now as I wind my way over to T.O. - mountains are totally bare of snow. If there's no snow this weekend, Mammoth shuts down I'm told - and once the seasonal workers are sent home - that's that - so I'm told.

Outsider wrote:

YouTube - Blue Rodeo - Where Are You Now

YouTube - "No Aloha" The Breeders

My other pick for tomorrow, at threesome with Kim and Kelly Deal...

“An escalation of the [European] crisis would spare no-one. Developed- and developing-country growth rates could fall by as much or more than in 2008/09” said Andrew Burns, Manager of Global Macroeconomics and lead author of the report. “The importance of contingency planning cannot be stressed enough.”

Does this make Andrew Burns a Doomer?

News & Broadcast - World Bank Projects Global Slowdown, with Developing Countries Impacted

The worst thing about a healthy housing market is that "investors" are slum lords. The best thing about slum lords is their self proclaimed slum kingdoms. Except there are no knights to protect them. Only the FHA.

mp wrote:

Does this make Andrew Burns a Doomer?

nah. he's just doing one of these:

American Apocalypse, by Nova

i think they call it: The Paulson

RockyR wrote:

i think they call it: The Paulson

Is that a bazooka in your pants...

Rob Dawg wrote:

A nice snow means the driveway is not plowed and then look for notices on the front door.

Cabins have trees in front of them. You cannot see notices through the trees. And if the driveway is not plowed, you are not going to drive up the driveway to see them. But sounds good to people who don't have cabins. Or reason.

Blackhalo wrote:

Is that a bazooka in your pants...

no. hahaha!. no. trust me, no.

AFP: Ancient Greek sites could soon be available for rent

HCN predicted that within seconds of the first bailout. maybe they could move the Acropolis brick by brick to Las Vegas.

Mr Slippery wrote:

Haha. The Capital One Tostitos Acropolis.

Nice, but I can't wait to visit the Pizza Hut Colosseum a few months later.

Basel Too wrote:

HCN predicted that within seconds of the first bailout.

Not as fast as we tore HAMP to shreads.

Blackhalo wrote:

Nice, but I can't wait to visit the Pizza Hut Colosseum a few months

US advertising in European countries does not work. They once renamed Buckingham Palace "McBuckingham Palace," and they actually sold less McWhalers. Stopped the naming rights within three days.

Breakfast @ the Dawg house tomorrow?

Exurban Nation 

“We will need to watch the challenges faced by the property, but I don’t think they will be the biggest risks to the Chinese economy.”

That is mercury and feces on the street.

Walker recall signatures are in.

Shakes Tiny Fist of Fury They only call it a class war when we fight back Not plane nor bird nor even frog. Its just little old me... Beer Pitchforks and Torches

Elvis wrote:

That is mercury and feces on the street.

what happened? someone pooped and then threw some CFL bulbs in it?

Cool. Oracle could sponsor Delphi.

Mr Slippery wrote:

Ancient Greek sites could soon be available for rent

I'll wait for Italy to be on sale. There are several very nice art pieces I have on my wish list.

josap wrote:

There are several very nice art pieces I've have on my wish list.

maybe the Uffizi will have a basement sale Smile

be nice to pick up a water damaged Tintoretto

Nytol

Do you know what else gets healthy from the bottom up? The guy with no legs who rides around on a skateboard to the doctor's office. Is QOTD comparing housing to the guy with no legs who rides a skateboard to the doctor's office? Blasphemy.

The worst part about the late night HCN is the tile porn showing masked bare chested men in sunglasses. When the Supreme court says "you know it when you see it," they would know it if they visited this site.

Pornography is healthy if the naked people are beautiful, fit, hot women. Otherwise it is Walmart.

Elvis wrote:

masked bare chested men in sunglasses.

Funniest tile yet. Laughing out loud

Just a note. This is post 14960. Are we going to have cake for number 15000?

Tomorrow when HCN is on a 24 hour strike, I'm going to build a paper mache replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa coming on to the Strait of Gilbraltar. That is not porn. That is art.

Dickeylee wrote:

Are we going to have cake for number 15000?

Happy Birthday!!!
39 cakes left on the wall

Dickeylee wrote:

Just a note. This is post 14960. Are we going to have cake for number 15000?

yes, but not tomorrow. strike.

I once got a ticket for indecency for swimming naked at the beach. I challenged the ticket. At my court date, I pulled off my clothes in front of the female judge. She ruled "Innocent on account of being more than decent." Then, the judge called me into her chambers, but I said I wasn't that kind of guy.

time for a marg to celebrate my B-Day!
and for surviving a 1000 mile trip with my gf (actually, she was following behind the 16 footer in her car)...
...

Duke of Con Dao wrote:

actually, she was following behind the 16 footer in her car

Thank her for the ride. Sometimes it is a burden.

Duke of Con Dao wrote:

time for a marg to celebrate my B-Day!

To celebrate my birthday, l like to lather myself in jelly. It just feels nice.

Elvis wrote:

Thank her for the ride.

nothing quite like getting 10 miles a gallon or paying usurious turnpike/bridge fees.
...
ok, at least I could listen to the tunes I wanted on the shitty GMC truck radio...!

Elvis wrote:

To celebrate my birthday, l like to lather myself in jelly. It just feels nice.

someone, please pass the brain bleach.

Nytol

Duke of Con Dao wrote:

ok, at least I could listen to the tunes I wanted on the shitty GMC truck radio

Daffy Duck on the radios is better than sex.

If only, josap.

Can think of two or three villas near Viterbo that would have my rapt attention.

“China’s property measures have achieved visible effects that speculation has been restrained,” Ma Jiantang, the head of the statistics bureau in Beijing, said yesterday. “We will need to watch the challenges faced by the property, but I don’t think they will be the biggest risks to the Chinese economy.”

Why does this sound familiar?

with HCN out in a few I'll try to come up with winning formula for this:
Hollywood Budgets – A $5000 Data-Viz Challenge
...
of course I can't do it on my own, waiting for the kindness of strangers on HCN Duke Point

greenchutes wrote:

Why does this sound familiar?

Do you order a lot of Peking duck?

my local craigslist started the protest early.

Duke of Con Dao wrote:

of course I can't do it on my own, waiting for the kindness of strangers on HCN

I see a reclining naked lady reading People as she asks for another Rusty Nail. But, I always see that in dots.

what a B-Day present from Jim Irsay!
Caldwell Fired!
...
next 24 hours will be spent in housing court, per usual,
asking my fly by night Bronx consulting group where my 10 G check is
drinking margaritas
and listening to Kenny G
...

No craigslist in Cali either. First no "erotic" listings, now this. Nawwwww.

dr munch wrote:

No craigslist in Cali either.

Phoenix list is still up.

Duke of Con Dao wrote:

what a B-Day present from Jim Irsay!
Caldwell Fired!

Perhaps what you didn't read is that he is a potter. His pots were fired. And in a side note, Jim Irsay was tossed into the kiln by Baltimore fans.

[sniff] [blows nose]

Goodnight HCNers. Till we meet again. Happy Trails!

My craigslist ad for erotic jelly lathering is still up in Tahiti.

I just google imaged "Charlize Theron" and a picture of Sandra Bernhardt came up. Stop the insanity!

Nobody says first anymore. To be last you must say Omen.

Elvis wrote:

My craigslist ad for erotic jelly lathering is still up in Tahiti.

Wild Cherry Jam is really good.

JimPortlandOR wrote:

Wild Cherry Jam is really good.

If you are in 8th grade. I prefer butter.

Basel Too wrote:

my local craigslist started the protest early.

So did the Packers...

I hope going black isn't considered a terrorist act.

time to hit myself with the Kenny G!
...
and recite lines from my favorite Italian ship captain....
...
"it's dark in there!"

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