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Apr 6th 2013 12:15AM and thou shalt have no graven images...get rid of your statue lady!
Mar 6th 2013 12:50PM Unfortunately, most of these China "ghost cities" will probably fill up within the next 10 years or so due to China's rising population and due to American Industry that keeps leaving the US to manufacture in China for cheaper labor. As far as living under communist rule is concerned, when I visited and traveled parts of China, I saw little to no difference than the USA. People worked, earned their money, bought what they needed to live, had nice homes/apartments, had computers, etc etc. No one stood on lines for bread or toilet paper, etc etc., and while China is an old world custom society, it is currently blending with new world technology every day. My father in law, a Chinese citizen, is a retired police officer and is living a very nice life in a very modern, new building in Liuzhou, Guangxi. If I can ever learn the language fluently, I might consider retirement there myself when the time comes. As for the difference in politics, I leave that to the politicians, because as long as I can live comfortably and in relative peace and safety, it really doesnt matter what political system is in charge.
Feb 17th 2013 3:58PM Communication, Commitment and Compromise is the basic foundation to any type of relationship. Whether it be romantic, business, friendship or whatever. Living apart severely limits these three items, so in my eyes, it is not truly a working-together marriage.
Sep 8th 2012 11:47PM Once again, the Wall street real estate moguls are looking to make a buck from anyone that will pay them...this time, they are going after the airlines involved in the 9/11 attacks. Let's not be stupid here, if you own and are renting space at the twin towers, you are probably over insured anyway for such a catastrophe. Next, let me say that any insurance policy that I ever read, either business or personal, and especially any insurance that had to deal with any airlines, always had a provision that the policy would not cover acts of terrorism or acts of war. Lastly, (and this only points to even more greed,) why would they wait this long after the attacks to try and sue for more money? Why? because business is poor, because real estate has sky rocketed, and they want to fill their greedy pockets with more money. Maybe next time, they will wipe out the entire Wall Street market - then we will see how important your money was and what good it did you.
Jun 16th 2012 9:27AM Yes, I understand your point, but how else would we learn about these animals unless we observe them this way. You cant really observe the on a daily basis at sea. Besides, according to the article, they are actually making friends with us humans and are enjoying it. They get fed, healthcare, and are protected - not such a bad life.
Mar 2nd 2012 9:42PM Forget about a speed trap, you'd collect more money by installing an automated toll booth that charges 1.00 for everyone that drives through....LOL.
Jan 5th 2012 9:06PM Thank heavens for Credit Unions!!!
Jan 5th 2012 9:04PM BOA - A snake, ie. 1. BOA Constrictor, a snake that squeezes the life out of its victims by constricting breathing. 2. A Bank, as in Bank of America also known for squeezing the life out their victims with their questionable fees, errors and heartlessness.
Notice the similarities.
Dec 12th 2011 9:09PM If you read the article completely, it states, "A review of MVRDV's website reveals that the firm does seem to have a history of integrating unconventional, cloud-like shapes into its work." I think the design is awesome and could be looked on as a tribute or a memorial remembrance. While is is a reminder to an evil event, I think we should look on the positive aspects and not well on the negatives.
Aug 18th 2011 10:42PM I am sick and tired of those pointing out that Trump has filed for bankruptcy a few times. It seems to me that most Americans, or at least the ones who continuosly point this out, do not realize what bankruptcy really is all about.
Filing for bankruptcy is a federally provided option for both personal and business es. Filing for bankruptcy does not mean you can't handle money or finances or are bad at business.
Businessly speaking, lets say you open a business. You invest large amounts of money to build, advertise, set-up and maintain your business. For reasons beyond your control, such as bad economy, change of public demands, unexpected overhead, etc., your business starts failing with no signs of comeback. You can't keep throwing in good money after bad if its not worth it, so you file for federal help and assistance with your debts. - This is what bankruptcy is - it does not mean you are a failure at being a successful businessman.