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I enjoy reading the Economist for news/commentary from around the world.   Recently they features several articles about the emergence of India and China as economic power houses.  The Economist gave India the edge for various reasons, including that it is a democracy. An example of the entrepren...
11/19/2010
Here is a very helpful short history lesson in mortgage rates over the decades, by Jamie Lutz Carroll from South West Washington State, with Capstone Washington Real Estate, LLC in downtown Vancouver. Mortgage interest rates have been pretty attractive for a long stretch of time. So long, in fac...
11/18/2010
These are statistics everyone should see and know about.  I am, therefore, reblogging this very useful post of yours, Michael.  Thanks and kind regards from sunny Naples, Florida! According to a new study, Home Structure Fires, from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires acc...
11/18/2010
Excellent post, thank you.  I do hope that your county also insists that the banks take care of the foreclosed properties and do not let the grass grow high and the pool become stagnant.  Has happend here in Florida!!  We all knew it was coming. Local governments are now getting  into the forecl...
11/18/2010
Mention "West Coast" and most people's minds think California, surfing and beautiful sunsets.  There IS another West Coast in the United Sates, the West Coat of Florida, where the sun sets nightly, in great splendor, into the Gulf of Mexico. Here in the Naples area in SW Florida we enjoy miles of...
11/17/2010
Thank you, Debbie, this is an excellent post and I am happy to re-blog it, Debbie.  Thank you for pointing this out.  I am in Naples, Florida.  As a matter of fact many people form CA buy in FL now - mainly to escape high CA taxes.  At this time we have no state income tax in sunny Florida!  Fore...
11/17/2010
Responding to requests from Civil Rights Attorneys and First Amendment Advocates, as well as media organizations, Florida Chief Justice Charles Canady has ordered judges throughout the state to open up foreclosure proceedings. Florida law requires that court proceedings are open to the public and...
11/17/2010
I love cooking! I prepare a meal almost every night and find it very relaxing.  As I have lived all over the world I do have a broad repertoire of dishes which can make without recipe.  Since I don't have much time I obviously concentrate on dishes that can be on the table is record time, from sc...
11/14/2010
I have the great honor of servingon my Congressman's Selection Committee for the US Military Academies having just finished the selection process for the Class of 2015.  The committee decides which candidates the Legislator should nominate to attend the Military Academies, the actual choice is up...
11/13/2010
 Many people have no idea of the potential liability they face when they publish something online.   Often, the cloak of anonymity gives a false sense of security. In July, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a District of Nevada Order requiring the disclosure of the ...
11/12/2010
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