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Topcat

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  • [1] January 28, 2015 at 1:14pm

    I agree with the first part of your comment .. Back in the 90s I moved to Roswell Ga. North of the perimeter for 10 years . We looked at College Park because the upscale new housing being built was less expensive than what we bought . For us it was too close to the airport , however the purchases were being dominated by middle class Black Americans . I have not been through there in many years , but if it is as you say lets give credit where credit is due , young Black suburbanites . The population of College Park is 20,000 total , 16,000 Blacks , 2,000 whites and 2,000 other races. The mayor and his board of directors are white , I have no idea whether they are liked or not . I dont know much about this rapper , but fame is not a qualification for doing the job of mayor , just look at the fiascoes in California.

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  • January 27, 2015 at 3:11pm

    Sorry I didnt realize the link didnt work , here is a working link
    http://youtu.be/x9jpgLRuf3o

  • January 27, 2015 at 3:00pm

    @Jungle J
    It was a long time ago , but I believe it was United but it might have been American Airlines.We left California to Alaska to Okinawa to Tan Son Nhut airbase near Saigon . I was with the 25th Infantry Div , and landed Oct 1967 , we took small arms fire going down the stairs out on the tarmac . Also here is a better link for the History channel special .
    http://youtu.be/x9jpgLRuf3o

  • [1] January 27, 2015 at 2:31pm

    If any of these politicians ever held a real job , they would know that most companies offer some compensation for maternity and family . If you are management most companies offer full compensation for at least the last months of pregnancy , and short term family matters. So one , what is this big deal , and two , why is the federal workers union only getting around to this coverage now , am I supposed to be impressed ?

  • January 27, 2015 at 1:53pm

    Current FHA mortgage info , I hope it helps some of you ..
    You are eligible for FHA mortgage now , when you are clear of Bankruptcy , short sale or foreclosure AFTER 12 MO .
    Credit Numbers for acceptance is NOW 500 or higher for FHA
    30yr fixed interest is now 3.75% , you will see lower in the 2s but I would not recommend
    Minimum Down Payment now 3.5 % , thats $3500.00 down on a $100,000 purchase

  • [2] January 27, 2015 at 1:07pm

    My observation on this subject .
    Interest rates have been at rock bottom , and dropped again at the beginning of the year . Housing market in conservative states is slowly edging upward .
    Obama and the Fed are following the same game plan that put us in the crash of 2008 , issuing mortgages to those that cant afford to pay , desperately trying to force some kind of real , good economic numbers for his legacy .
    Rents are on the increase as our young people cant get qualified for mortgages . Reduced income , and unemployment has forced our young people into renting as opposed to buying , till they can get better situated in this economy .
    Seniors fear a market crash or forced government investment , or reduction of SS , so investing in real estate has become an option to move a lifetime of retirement savings, out of the market , and use it to supply additional income . I turned an annuity investment guarantying 7% gain a year and turned into a 12.5 % gain a year , and equity equal to my initial outlay .
    Last seniors are moving in large numbers out of the expensive Progressive run northern states , into more Conservative states . I moved out of NY and settled in SC , our life is much less stressful and I cut my living expenses by 2/3 , with the same standard of living , actually better .

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  • [-1] January 26, 2015 at 3:34pm

    As I see it all religions in this country worship one God. He may be called by other names , but still one God. So except for the atheist in this world we are all united under one God , no matter what he is called. Jesus is referred to differently or not at all in many religions , but the one God is the same .

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  • [5] January 26, 2015 at 2:31pm

    I was a big kid , building hotrod cars and racing boats , then I went to Vietnam . It didnt take me five minutes to realize , my time there was going to be no game . I went commercial airline and we took small arms fire getting off the plane . The judgements you have made are based on you never having experienced the battlefield , and I hope you never have to . Writing home to the family was always hard , you didnt want to worry them , and when things got ruff , you didnt have time and when it slowed up it took you a long time to come down from the hours of adrenalin rush . All you wanted to do clear your mind . In the midst of battle you are forced to make decisions that second , right or wrong , and sometimes you live with those decisions the rest of your life . Fighting a war is not a video game , every time you are shot it hurts , and when you are dead it permanent . The History Channel a couple of years ago did a special , it was well done , the 10 years of Vietnam . I suggest you watch it in its entirety , then see if you feel the same way when its through . I was there from Oct 1967 to Nov 1968 . To those in the states , Vietnam was an advisory and police action , to those in country the fighting was real , the same can be said for the Middle East War . You can find the History Channel Special here on you tube , it is also on Netflix .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9jpgLRuf3o&list=PL5CFDF24A6CB53CD6

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  • [1] January 26, 2015 at 1:27pm

    In the movie we looked through the eyes of one soldier , to see what all our veterans face daily in the Middle East , some worse some more. It is very hard for Americans to accept that in other parts of the world , children and women are an integral part of the fighting enemy . The American public realy doesnt want to see or know the horrors of the battle field , so to try and convey that experience , requires a delicate balance of reality and inference . Ask your parents and grandparents how they felt when the news carried selected pictures of Vietnam , that were more graphic than they were used to in the late 60s early 70s , but didnt even show the atrocities of the reality of war .

  • [7] January 26, 2015 at 12:25pm

    There was never a war ever fought , that wasnt started by corrupt, greedy , and childish actions of politicians. While they continuously blame others for their actions , and sit in there plush homes with many armed security , to look after their families safety , our young sons , daughters , husbands and mothers step up to fight that war in far away places , to keep their family and country safe from the ravages of war , at home. These reasons are true on both sides of the war . I think all people are anti war , but those who step up to protect their families and country , know exactly why they are in the battle , and are willing to die for their family and country safety , and it has nothing to do with politics. Can our politicians , who put them there , say the same ?

  • January 20, 2015 at 8:49pm

    If you look at the torn page , I can be fairly sure the date says 1840 something . So if it was not his prior to 184- and the Bible was given to Sam Houston , by someone from the Texas Supreme Court , or even if it was given by a local hooker in 184- , does it not belong to him from that point forward ? So any analysis of the torn page , can not prove or disprove , that it belonged to Sam Houston . So whats the point , why would its authenticity be in question , in the first place . Its now a matter of tradition in Texas , and does it realy matter any longer , whether its Houstons or not , its realy a pretty sad state of affairs . (Pun)

  • January 19, 2015 at 1:03pm

    @HabanaJoe
    The atrocities you speak of are human faults not Gods . He has given man free will , and a set of rules to live by (in the Christian bible the ten commandments ) , all religions have a similar set of rules. They are not religious rules they are society rules . If all of society followed these rules the world would be a perfect place. Try reading the 10 Commandments , from an atheist point of view with an open mind , you will see they are not religious rules but that of a perfect society . Its up to humans to follow them , or not . We are responsible for our own destiny , God gives us the strength to try and follow them .

  • [1] January 19, 2015 at 12:40pm

    You are entitled to your beliefs , but I ask you this .. You have reached a dead low in your life , or a life threatening situation , or fear has overpowered your thinking , you are alone , no one can help you … Who will you turn to for the strength to overcome your situation , and return your life to normal , or will you just give up .

  • January 19, 2015 at 12:29pm

    @J-Mo
    The depth at which you speak , is why I fear for the future of this country . The saying originates in the first and second world war , but its a true statement to every battle hardened Veteran . In Vietnam and I think in the Middle East , fighting from foxholes was not the method of fighting , but the saying , not literally , means the same . If you dont have the experience , you wont understand the connection .

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  • [3] January 19, 2015 at 12:12pm

    God doesnt fight your battles for you , he gives you the strength and courage , when you want to give up or turn and run , to be victorious in your battle , whatever that battle may be .

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  • [3] January 19, 2015 at 11:50am

    Its obvious that these “higherups” and Mr Weinstein , have never been in an up close and personal , kill or be killed situation on the battle field . Or been been pinned down in an intense firefight , where the enemy has overwhelming numbers . If they were , they would not be taking the stand they are , and would know why the saying ” there are no atheists in the foxholes ” has been on the lips of every war time Veteran , and that their is no separation of God and the military ..

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  • [52] January 5, 2015 at 7:34pm

    His statement is , Progressive 101 , Obama does it on a daily basis . Any disrespect was meant entirely and only toward De Blasio , not anyone else. Saying it shows disrespect for the officers and the people of the city , implies he was not the focal point and had no blame . Man up DeBlasio and take responsibility for you actions that got them shot in the first place.

  • [12] December 21, 2014 at 2:04pm

    A predication by Paul Harvey in 1965 , when I was a teen and oblivious to the world around me . You must listen to this carefully , it was true then and even truer today !
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Az0okaHig

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  • [1] December 21, 2014 at 12:51pm

    If you follow the youtube link , and view it on their site , you will see the video was Uploaded on Sep 29, 2006 . So the video may have been linked by the hackers , it was not currently developed by them . Just an observation , to keep everyone on the same page .

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