She said Jesus was White, Holly Sh/t Batman, she must be reading the Fox or Mormon Version of Revelations. Rev. 1: 14-16 His hair was like Wool Rev. 2:18 and feet of bronze.
AS FOR ITS MEANING, WE CAN REASON THAT JESUS WAS A MAN OF AFRICAN DESCENT, JUDGING BY THIS DISTRIBUTION. AFTER ALL HE WAS HEBREW /
OF JEWISH DESCENT--"THE ROOT OF JUDAH" WHICH ORIGINATES FROM THE AREA OF ETHIOPIA IN AFRICA. OF COARSE-- I MAY BE WRONG, AND BY NO MEANS DO I WISH TO OFFEND MY JEWISH BRETHREN OR ANYONE ELSE. I SUGGEST YOU CONTINUE YOUR
OWN SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE.
The mother of all POMO on the 19th
price of unleaded still falling, down.10 from the 6th and still on the ropes. Don't fence with me cause you'll get stuck
been busy myself, you wouldn't recognize the east side of L.A. by the L.A. river, massive construction of apartment complex, they are also taking the old brick bldgs. in the same area and turning them into Lofts, they actually started this idea back in 2006, they are selling for $400 a sq. ft. The boom is on!
20M birds worldwide and 10-15 of young eagles in the US are killed every yeat by lead shot, so what's your point ? The NRA refuses to support a ban on lead when you can use copper which cost roughly the same.
I remember that, need to have that commitment, that's something I think is lacking with all investors, always looking for the quick kill, at least I held on to my TSO and afew of my REIT's. Ran Sacramento last weekend, start was at Folsom, 23 deg. unreal, never really warmed up
a 1 or 2 day bump in Oil is nothing, there are more factors involved like transportation, refinery cost etc We are awash in Oil, the storage facilities are topped off and if you watch a called Chicago Bridge and Iron you would know what is happening with storage construction
HUD No. 03-140
(202) 708-0685 x7527
December 16, 2003
BUSH SIGNS AMERICAN DREAM DOWNPAYMENT ACT
$200 million program will help tens of thousands of low-income families to become homeowners
[Photo: Acting Secretary Alphonso Jackson makes some remarks just before President Bush signed the American Dream Downpayment Act]
Acting Secretary Alphonso Jackson makes some remarks just before President Bush signed the American Dream Downpayment Act.
WASHINGTON - There is a reason why many American families can't buy their first home - they can't afford the downpayment and other upfront closing costs required to qualify for a mortgage. For as many as 40,000 low-income families, that will change as President Bush today signed The American Dream Downpayment Act into law.
Applauding Congress for authorizing the annual $200 million downpayment assistance program, Bush and Housing and Urban Development Acting Secretary Alphonso Jackson said the initiative will also help meet the Administration's "Homeownership Challenge" to increase minority homeownership by 5.5 million families by the end of the decade.
"Today we are taking action to bring many thousands of Americans closer to the great goal of owning a home," said President Bush. "These funds will help American families achieve their goals, strengthen our communities, and our entire nation."
"This is a good day for thousands of families who have only dreamed about sharing in the American Dream of homeownership," said Jackson. "Not only will this law allow thousands of hard-working Americans to unlock the door to homeownership, it will also help close the gap that separates minority households from the rest of the country when it comes to owning a home to call their own."
High downpayment and closing costs represent the most significant barrier to homeownership for first-time homebuyers. The American Dream Downpayment Act will provide a maximum downpayment assistance grant of either $10,000 or six percent of the purchase price of the home, whichever is greater. In addition, the Bush Administration is committed to reforming the homebuying process that would lower closing costs by approximately $700 per loan, further stimulating homeownership for all Americans.
The American Dream Downpayment Act will be administered under HUD's HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). Since its inception, the HOME Program has played a vital role in addressing the shortages of affordable rental housing and homeownership in communities nationwide. Information about the American Dream Downpayment Act is available on the Internet.
Last year HUD released a report that concludes adding 5.5 million minority homeowners will stimulate an additional $256 billion in benefits to the housing sector of the U.S. economy. In addition, HUD created The Blueprint for the American Dream Partnership, a coalition involving every segment of the housing industry to build broad-based support of the President's goal of increasing homeownership opportunities for minority families.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and, supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.
"Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them...
There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God's name on one's behalf should be used sparingly. The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both. I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of 'conservatism.'" - Barry Goldwater, prophet.
US manufacturing increased at it's fastest pace in 2 years and are outpacing global competitors, I suppose not, and I've been telling the board for over 18 months that commercial construction is going to booming on the East and West Coast. Does this clown know that on Dec 6 th. POMO is $5.50B, on the 9th $5.25B , on the 19th the largest ever $7.50B over 2 sessions and $3.0B on the 20th. If history repeats, I don't think I'd want to be short on those days
stay away from the East Coast, I was in a funk and didn't do much at all in Oct after the marathon, had the blues and was really sore for about 6 days, back at it though and running L.A. in March , I don't care for the course, but Portland was a bust so it's on to the next challenge
been real busy, but I haven't had any loser trades 7 of 10 were winners balance were flat FB did well for me this morning. Read a report today that Portland RE is picking up, was in S.F. 8 days ago, it's boom time up there and L.A. is just starting, yesterday I was downtown they were erecting the tower crane at the Wilshire Grand site
avg. price was $42.00 and 50% on margin, up 63%
As Harry Reid moves to change the filibuster rules, Republicans are already screaming about how unfair it all is. Back when they were in power, they were singing a different tune.
May 19, 2005: (Current Minority Leader) Majority Whip Mitch McConnell (R-KY) via the Washington Monthly: “Because of the unprecedented obstruction of our Democratic colleagues, the Republican conference intends to restore the principle that, regardless of party, any President’s judicial nominees, after full debate, deserve a simple up -or -down vote.”
March 26, 2004: (Current Minority Whip) John Cornyn (R-TX) in floor remarks: “I hope that by the end of this session of Congress, my colleagues will give the President’s qualified nominees what they, and all current and future nominees deserve: the opportunity to have a fair up-or-down vote on the floor of the Senate on their nomination. For the sake of the Senate, the nation, and our independent judiciary, I hope that these partisans will not launch more filibusters, but from what I’ve heard today, I won’t hold my breath.”
November 10, 2004: (Current Minority Whip) John Cornyn (R-TX) via the Baltimore Sun: “The bottom line has to be that the president has the right to get a vote, an up-or-down vote, on his nominees.”
May 23, 2005: (Current Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member) Chuck Grassley (R-IA) via Floor Remarks on C-SPAN: “Let’s debate the nominees and give our advice and consent. It is a simple ‘yea’ or ‘nay,’ when called to the altar to vote. Filibustering a nominee into oblivion is misguided warfare and the wrong way for a minority party to leverage influence in the Senate.”