Isle housing bottom seen - Business

Isle housing bottom seen - Business

There are 62104 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 3, 2009, titled Isle housing bottom seen - Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The worst could be over for Oahu's slumping housing market even though slower conditions are expected to persist until there is better economic news in the state.

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58958 Jul 22, 2013
degrees...not defrees..etc.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58959 Jul 22, 2013
Leeward lolo wrote:
<quoted text>
Since you believe all those convoluted stories, text us back from hell, and let us know how hot it is...
heey dickkwad...how come you keep using lolo's name when you are not her? Why are you such a scumbag?

I have a suggestion for a good name for you: POS.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#58960 Jul 22, 2013
Guru wrote:
<quoted text>
That is your city. You can text us. It is 72 defrees here. You have floods, heat, humidity, and you can't escape it. LOL!!
By the way...there are so many AZ lic plates here now it is amazing. Never seen this many. I see on average 2-5 a day. Never happened here like that before.
Guru, my DIL is in Phoenix all this week, she says it's MISERABLE.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#58961 Jul 22, 2013
Guru, anything wrong here? Tracphone, the company that supplies the Obamaphone to the no-loads and drug dealers, raked in 452 MILLION last year for running their program, They gave 4 million phones out, that's over a million dollars PER PHONE! Who paid the bill? Taxpayers, of course. I wonder what Obama's cut was from his buddies.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#58962 Jul 22, 2013
Friggin democrats are a hoot. The Mayor of San Diego is being sued for millions for sexual Harassment, even "choking out" his own assistant and banning the women on his staff from wearing panties. I sure hope the residents are mostly democrats because they'll be paying for his lawyers and the settlement.
mad hatter

Los Angeles, CA

#58963 Jul 22, 2013
SPLAT TO THE ASSJOLE JOE BALLS
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58964 Jul 22, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> Guru, my DIL is in Phoenix all this week, she says it's MISERABLE.
Yeah, it is one of those times there. Hot and muggy, hail, wind, etc they say. But it is still a really nice place if you know how to live there. Just like in Hawaii...if you know it it is easy. Even cost-wise.

I'll check the news there later, maybe they have some video...if anything interesting shows up I'll post it here.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58965 Jul 22, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
Guru, anything wrong here? Tracphone, the company that supplies the Obamaphone to the no-loads and drug dealers, raked in 452 MILLION last year for running their program, They gave 4 million phones out, that's over a million dollars PER PHONE! Who paid the bill? Taxpayers, of course. I wonder what Obama's cut was from his buddies.
I think whenever you see things like this it is a cover for absolute fraud and kickbacks just like they do in Medicare with the fake doctors, patients, etc, and in insurance fraud. Stuff like this is all about the money, with a good coverup. None of this stuff surprises me anymore, and I am sure that obama and his fraudsters are raking in billions off of this crap. Same thing with so many things. He acts like a dictator, will bail out rich like one the third-world dictators too.

But there is a lot of time left. Anything can happen, like a good old fashion impeachment.

BTW...it is far too quiet out there...sense anything happening soon? See any buildup of ships, etc at Pearl?

I sense something big happening in late summer, or in the fall. Anything is possible.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58966 Jul 22, 2013
JB...Phoenix weather info now...
http://www.abc15.com/subindex/weather/current...
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58967 Jul 22, 2013
PHX storms...
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/weather/forecast/tod...

Here is an interesting fact I picked up years ago while in PHX....the monsoon season start In July, and the first rains almost always happen on July 15, 16, 17 of the year. In fact, it is so regular and consistent that about 95% of the time it starts up on one of those three dates. The old timers know this and watch out for it. Storms come up fast, usually after the big anvil shaped clouds that rise to 50,000 feet...the clouds buildup as the heat rises in the afternoon, raising the clouds to cooler temps, where they dump hail and ultimately wind as they descend fast. You can see it, feel it, smell it coming, and you had better not get caught in it. I have been in many of these over the years. They are called micro-bursts and I have seen freeway on-ramps flip over due to them.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58968 Jul 22, 2013
DETROIT...97% democrat.

"It is so sad to watch one of America's greatest cities die a horrible death. Once upon a time, the city of Detroit was a teeming metropolis of 1.8 million people and it had the highest per capita income in the United States. Now it is a rotting, decaying hellhole of about 700,000 people that the rest of the world makes jokes about. On Thursday, we learned that the decision had been made for the city of Detroit to formally file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. It was going to be the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States by far, but on Friday it was stopped at least temporarily by an Ingham County judge.

She ruled that Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution because it would result in reduced pension payments for retired workers.

It is easy to point fingers and mock Detroit, but the truth is that the rest of America is going down the exact same path that Detroit has gone down.

Detroit just got there first.

All over this country, there are hundreds of state and local governments that are also on the verge of financial ruin.

A while back, Meredith Whitney was highly criticized for predicting that there would be a huge wave of municipal defaults in this country. When it didn't happen, the critics let her have it mercilessly.

But Meredith Whitney was not wrong.

She was just early.

Detroit is only just the beginning. When the next major financial crisis strikes, we are going to see a wave of municipal bankruptcies unlike anything we have ever seen before.

And of course the biggest debt problem of all in this country is the U.S. government. We are going to pay a great price for piling up nearly 17 trillion dollars of debt and over 200 trillion dollars of unfunded liabilities.

Link

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-07-21/25-f...
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58969 Jul 22, 2013
25 Facts About The Fall Of Detroit That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head

part 1/2-

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/21/2013 17:47 -0400

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

It is so sad to watch one of America's greatest cities die a horrible death. Once upon a time, the city of Detroit was a teeming metropolis of 1.8 million people and it had the highest per capita income in the United States. Now it is a rotting, decaying hellhole of about 700,000 people that the rest of the world makes jokes about. On Thursday, we learned that the decision had been made for the city of Detroit to formally file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. It was going to be the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States by far, but on Friday it was stopped at least temporarily by an Ingham County judge.

She ruled that Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution because it would result in reduced pension payments for retired workers. She also stated that Detroit's bankruptcy filing was "also not honoring the (United States) president, who took (Detroitís auto companies) out of bankruptcy", and she ordered that a copy of her judgment be sent to Barack Obama. How "honoring the president" has anything to do with the bankruptcy of Detroit is a bit of a mystery, but what that judge has done is ensured that there will be months of legal wrangling ahead over Detroit's money woes.

It will be very interesting to see how all of this plays out. But one thing is for sure - the city of Detroit is flat broke. One of the greatest cities in the history of the world is just a shell of its former self. The following are 25 facts about the fall of Detroit that will leave you shaking your head...

1) At this point, the city of Detroit owes money to more than 100,000 creditors.

2) Detroit is facing $20 billion in debt and unfunded liabilities. That breaks down to more than $25,000 per resident.

3) Back in 1960, the city of Detroit actually had the highest per-capita income in the entire nation.

4) In 1950, there were about 296,000 manufacturing jobs in Detroit. Today, there are less than 27,000.

5) Between December 2000 and December 2010, 48 percent of the manufacturing jobs in the state of Michigan were lost.

6) There are lots of houses available for sale in Detroit right now for $500 or less.

7) At this point, there are approximately 78,000 abandoned homes in the city.

8) About one-third of Detroit's 140 square miles is either vacant or derelict.

9) An astounding 47 percent of the residents of the city of Detroit are functionally illiterate.

10) Less than half of the residents of Detroit over the age of 16 are working at this point.

11) If you can believe it, 60 percent of all children in the city of Detroit are living in poverty.

12) Detroit was once the fourth-largest city in the United States, but over the past 60 years the population of Detroit has fallen by 63 percent.

13) The city of Detroit is now very heavily dependent on the tax revenue it pulls in from the casinos in the city. Right now, Detroit is bringing in about 11 million dollars a month in tax revenue from the casinos.

14) There are 70 "Superfund" hazardous waste sites in Detroit.

15) 40 percent of the street lights do not work.

16) Only about a third of the ambulances are running.

17) Some ambulances in the city of Detroit have been...

continued-
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58970 Jul 22, 2013
part 2.2-

"...used for so long that they have more than 250,000 miles on them.

18) Two-thirds of the parks in the city of Detroit have been permanently closed down since 2008.

19) The size of the police force in Detroit has been cut by about 40 percent over the past decade.

20) When you call the police in Detroit, it takes them an average of 58 minutes to respond.

21) Due to budget cutbacks, most police stations in Detroit are now closed to the public for 16 hours a day.

22) The violent crime rate in Detroit is five times higher than the national average.

23) The murder rate in Detroit is 11 times higher than it is in New York City.

24) Today, police solve less than 10 percent of the crimes that are committed in Detroit.

25) Crime has gotten so bad in Detroit that even the police are telling people to "enter Detroit at your own risk".

It is easy to point fingers and mock Detroit, but the truth is that the rest of America is going down the exact same path that Detroit has gone down.

Detroit just got there first.

All over this country, there are hundreds of state and local governments that are also on the verge of financial ruin...

"Everyone will say,'Oh well, it's Detroit. I thought it was already in bankruptcy,' " said Michigan State University economist Eric Scorsone. "But Detroit is not unique. It's the same in Chicago and New York and San Diego and San Jose. It's a lot of major cities in this country. They may not be as extreme as Detroit, but a lot of them face the same problems."

A while back, Meredith Whitney was highly criticized for predicting that there would be a huge wave of municipal defaults in this country. When it didn't happen, the critics let her have it mercilessly.

But Meredith Whitney was not wrong.

She was just early.

Detroit is only just the beginning. When the next major financial crisis strikes, we are going to see a wave of municipal bankruptcies unlike anything we have ever seen before.

And of course the biggest debt problem of all in this country is the U.S. government. We are going to pay a great price for piling up nearly 17 trillion dollars of debt and over 200 trillion dollars of unfunded liabilities.

All over the nation, our economic infrastructure is being gutted, debt levels are exploding and poverty is spreading. We are consuming far more wealth than we are producing, and our share of global GDP has been declining dramatically.

We have been living way above our means for so long that we think it is "normal", but an extremely painful "adjustment" is coming and most Americans are not going to know how to handle it.

So don't laugh at Detroit. The economic pain that Detroit is experiencing will be coming to your area of the country soon enough."
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58971 Jul 22, 2013
JB...

...today when I left the bank some black dude was following me and asking me to turn around and talk to him. He kept on as I walked away...and kept taunting me for about 50 feet. Finally I put my hand on my belt where you would carry your firearm and turned so I could see him but he couldn't see what was on my belt, which was covered by a Hawaiian shirt. I looked back at him and he suddenly stopped in his tracks. For all he knew he was going to be the next Treyvon. As soon as I did that he stopped, mumbled something and walked away watching me.

For the morons in here, he was tracking me, stalking me, and once he knew that I wasn't interested by continuing to walk he persisted after me. I consider this stalking, and his actions when I reached for my belt although he couldn't see it was very telling. He knew he was crossing the line, and it showed in all of his body language, actions.

This is the first time this has happened there. Saw many other blacks in the parking lot hanging around cars, looking around, etc. They had no business there whatsoever, and I have never seen this before. The security guards were aware of this as well. I have seen a Brinks truck pull up there once before, guns out, and they were moving fast. The guy that got in looked every way he could with his gun in hand and then got in the truck and took off as soon as they were loaded up.

I never let this guy out of my site, and after this trail, I know that they are really pushing it now, especially after obama said that crap about women clutching their purses, locking their cars, etc.

If they persist in these actions more of this stuff will occur like in Florida. They seem emboldened now, or at least this guy did. Big mistake.
Leeward lolo

Pearl City, HI

#58972 Jul 22, 2013
Guru wrote:
<quoted text>
I think whenever you see things like this it is a cover for absolute fraud and kickbacks just like they do in Medicare with the fake doctors, patients, etc, and in insurance fraud. Stuff like this is all about the money, with a good coverup. None of this stuff surprises me anymore, and I am sure that obama and his fraudsters are raking in billions off of this crap. Same thing with so many things. He acts like a dictator, will bail out rich like one the third-world dictators too.
But there is a lot of time left. Anything can happen, like a good old fashion impeachment.
BTW...it is far too quiet out there...sense anything happening soon? See any buildup of ships, etc at Pearl?
I sense something big happening in late summer, or in the fall. Anything is possible.
YES YES YES Docked next to Aloha Tower where cruise ships let passengers off was this large ship called the XXXXXXX TRACKER (forgot the first word).
It was covered with the large golf ball type tracking things.

Seemed the Hart thing left a while back for a long trip but was back sooner than I thought. That is the monster thing on a barge which normally goes to Alaska but last I hear was headed toward Asia. Now is sitting quietly this side of Arizona Memorial.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58973 Jul 22, 2013
Hooters try outs?...Kate Upton on top of Trigger
http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/21/kate-upton-...
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58974 Jul 22, 2013
Leeward lolo wrote:
<quoted text>
YES YES YES Docked next to Aloha Tower where cruise ships let passengers off was this large ship called the XXXXXXX TRACKER (forgot the first word).
It was covered with the large golf ball type tracking things.
Seemed the Hart thing left a while back for a long trip but was back sooner than I thought. That is the monster thing on a barge which normally goes to Alaska but last I hear was headed toward Asia. Now is sitting quietly this side of Arizona Memorial.
lolo...is this it?
http://img.timeinc.net/time/daily/2007/0708/3...

It is for missile defense.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#58975 Jul 22, 2013
Leeward lolo

Pearl City, HI

#58976 Jul 22, 2013
Guru wrote:
JB...
...today when I left the bank some black dude was following me and asking me to turn around and talk to him. He kept on as I walked away...and kept taunting me for about 50 feet. Finally I put my hand on my belt where you would carry your firearm and turned so I could see him but he couldn't see what was on my belt, which was covered by a Hawaiian shirt. I looked back at him and he suddenly stopped in his tracks. For all he knew he was going to be the next Treyvon. As soon as I did that he stopped, mumbled something and walked away watching me.
For the morons in here, he was tracking me, stalking me, and once he knew that I wasn't interested by continuing to walk he persisted after me. I consider this stalking, and his actions when I reached for my belt although he couldn't see it was very telling. He knew he was crossing the line, and it showed in all of his body language, actions.
This is the first time this has happened there. Saw many other blacks in the parking lot hanging around cars, looking around, etc. They had no business there whatsoever, and I have never seen this before. The security guards were aware of this as well. I have seen a Brinks truck pull up there once before, guns out, and they were moving fast. The guy that got in looked every way he could with his gun in hand and then got in the truck and took off as soon as they were loaded up.
I never let this guy out of my site, and after this trail, I know that they are really pushing it now, especially after obama said that crap about women clutching their purses, locking their cars, etc.
If they persist in these actions more of this stuff will occur like in Florida. They seem emboldened now, or at least this guy did. Big mistake.
Wait until roachboy declares car door locks illegal. I was at a protest on Hollywood Blvd and people locked their car doors so just think I was being profiled and did not realize. lololol

But seriously I had the same thing happen as you did, I was in Arlington Va. Went into what turned out to be Dept.of Defense, into a couple private offices where the stalker followed and told the DOD personnel that if I did not work there they had no business protecting me. They had him removeded and sent an armed soldier with me to the front of the bldg. where friends were waiting to go to WHITE HOUSE. Carried mace in DC after that and in my truck now. I can usually smile and get out of situations but not with this crazy man. Later a DC cop said I should have called them. This stalker had hate in his blood shot eyes and wanted to hurt me.

In Honolulu yesterday I saw an old homeless creep who reminded me of the DC stalker but I was not alone.

Amazes me that Honolulu is allowed to get junked up like it is but of course the freaks have the ACLU (whatever) trying to work their way into heaven.

BTW, where was the parking lot where your incident happened?
Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain

Phoenix, AZ

#58977 Jul 22, 2013
Guru wrote:
How many years have you held the title, King of the La Pervs

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