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BarneyIII

Jonesboro, AR

#19105 Dec 7, 2012
Redd wrote:
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Not necessarily true, Ole No. III has dinged people several times for spelling and grammar, just wanted to level the playing field a bit. BOC those times don't count.
Actually I seldom point out grammar, punctuation or spelling unless the person is being a consistent ass about something. With auto correct and grammar correction, I get more changes to my posts than corrections by my wife. My "their" error was actually an autocorrect change made my iPad and I saw no reason to correct it, you can tell from context what is meant. I really do not know if "noone" is no one or none, even in the context of the statement. And neither of my parents speaks English.
Redd

Little Rock, AR

#19106 Dec 7, 2012
BarneyIII wrote:
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Actually I seldom point out grammar, punctuation or spelling unless the person is being a consistent ass about something. With auto correct and grammar correction, I get more changes to my posts than corrections by my wife. My "their" error was actually an autocorrect change made my iPad and I saw no reason to correct it, you can tell from context what is meant. I really do not know if "noone" is no one or none, even in the context of the statement. And neither of my parents speaks English.
Touché
Redd

Little Rock, AR

#19107 Dec 7, 2012
BarneyIII wrote:
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Changing my values to suit me.
Ridiculing others for their criticisms and then using the same tactics against them.
BarneyIII

Jonesboro, AR

#19108 Dec 7, 2012
Redd wrote:
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Touché
They don't speak Italian either
Redd

Little Rock, AR

#19109 Dec 7, 2012
Mann Coulter and the fiscal cliff.

Redd

Little Rock, AR

#19110 Dec 7, 2012
BarneyIII wrote:
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They don't speak Italian either
Not Italian
Not French

What's left.
Redd

Little Rock, AR

#19111 Dec 7, 2012
Redd wrote:
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Not Italian
Not French
What's left.
B-III

My post was not meant to be taken as disparaging toward any particular ethnic group, remember, I am a no-good lousy socialistic, commie-liberal bastard that holds no ill will toward anyone's heritage.
unknown

Trumann, AR

#19112 Dec 7, 2012
haha never will
BarneyIII

Jonesboro, AR

#19113 Dec 7, 2012
Redd wrote:
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B-III
My post was not meant to be taken as disparaging toward any particular ethnic group, remember, I am a no-good lousy socialistic, commie-liberal bastard that holds no ill will toward anyone's heritage.
It's OK, it is hard to be PC at all times. I have Black and Gay friends, they make fun of their white and straight friends, but we all get along, it is never hurtful.
dont know nothin

Yakima, WA

#19114 Dec 7, 2012
totally disgusted wrote:
Why don' we take a vote for electrd officials bank accounts to be frozen and have them live on minimum wage for their terms in office? They expect my family to live on it or less. I have a college education and can't find a job as there aren't any due to yhem sending them to other countries. What is wrong with "WE THE PEOPLE" when we pay someone an extreme wage to put us, their employer, on the street?
um how bout we don't?... and who is "they" you are talking about? your state had a choice to be right to work state and that is what the majority of the populous voted on .. congress has already sent forth proposals on raising minimum wage which was shot down by repbulicans in the house .. so why don't you talk to them about why they decided to do that.. there are no jobs in pocahontas and northeast arkasnas due to alot of reasons and the best thing anyone can do is get out in the world and leave that dieing town behind... there is alot better living .. peolpe just have to have the will to get out...there are also state minimum wages .. how come your arkansas legistlature doesn't take initiative to raise minimum wage?.. when unions are broken "peoples" right to collective bargaining is no longer a factor and companies and ceos have the say so in what better profits "the company" as a whole rather than listen to a majority of their workers.. and there is no way for us to vote on the wages paid to our senate house and president. those are determined by the US office of personnel management.
dont know nothin

Yakima, WA

#19115 Dec 7, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
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I never implied anything. I said manufacturing and I meant manufacturing. Where a company manufactures the goods it sells is what determines which country prospers off of their business. We the consumer are the ones that ultimately make those decisions by our purchasing choices. As I have told you before, I am an independent. You keep saying I am right wing because I am speaking against your beloved socialistic democratic party. Please tell me why the articles you find are so right since you have admitted to not being a professional in anything you are talking about. The articles I found on the UK were from UK publications and that is why I said TIFWIW. You do realize that China completely ignores any sanctions placed against them because they know that there is no consequence for doing such. Obama has blocked China from buying American made products you mentioned which actually takes money out of our economy. China simply goes elsewhere to get its goods. So instead of China pumping, lets say,$500 billion into our economy making our bill to them $500 billion, we simply cut them off and still owe $1 trillion. For simplicity lets say China has devalued their currency to half the value of the American dollar. So it has taken $2 trillion Chinese yuán to get us $1 trillion American dollars. Lets say China decides now is the time to manipulate their currency up to twice the value of the dollar. Guess what, we now owe $2 trillion for the $1 trillion we borrowed. And you say that doesn't matter because we are the largest economy in the world. You simply are blind and refuse to look at anything outside of the democratic party prism and you are so brainwashed that nothing anyone says can penetrate the democratic fantasy land sphere you have around you. Your posts, for the most part, make no sense whatsoever because you are asking people to answer your questions in a manner that only fits your views. If they don't then you go after them telling them how stupid and wrong they are. Lastly, what business I own is completely irrelevent to this discussion so I respectfully decline to tell you.
"This might be a new concept to you but people will protect their financial well being by doing whatever it takes. Even if it means moving to another country that is more tax friendly." does that not mean they will not move their companies over seas as well?.. does that not mean they will not move their headquarters as well? who knows? you didn't specify and i blieve those sentences no matter how it is read would lead any normal person to believe that you are yes "IMPLYING" that everything will be moved..and i do not really care what party you belong too yes i assume you are republican because you have not givin one reason for me not to think so .. you have demonized everything democrats have did and are currently doing and are looking forward too.. so what democratic views did you say you had exactly??? lol you still don't know how true supply and demand really works do you? but that's ok it will sink in at some point in time in your life... and what "socialistic views" are you takling about? the articles i find and are so right are from credible media sources as i have said over and over again... and from dictionairies and encyclopedia's .. factual nonfictional print...by credible authors or sources... so http://www.ivcc.edu/stylebooks/stylebook6.asp... that link should help you in determining what credible means to you lol kinda odd it says .edu is set up by primarily students and isn't so credible lol the irony.. just use common sense really.. if fox goes to court for lieing would you really want to trust anything they say? china ignores what sanctions? how are they able to do that? i do think that your way of thinking is skewed.. we cannot tell another country how to manage their money..but we can file appeals with the way they trade..ok so let me type the rest on another post
dont know nothin

Yakima, WA

#19116 Dec 7, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
I never implied anything. I said manufacturing and I meant manufacturing. Where a company manufactures the goods it sells is what determines which country prospers off of their business. We the consumer are the ones that ultimately make those decisions by our purchasing choices. As I have told you before, I am an independent. You keep saying I am right wing because I am speaking against your beloved socialistic democratic party. Please tell me why the articles you find are so right since you have admitted to not being a professional in anything you are talking about. The articles I found on the UK were from UK publications and that is why I said TIFWIW. You do realize that China completely ignores any sanctions placed against them because they know that there is no consequence for doing such. Obama has blocked China from buying American made products you mentioned which actually takes money out of our economy. China simply goes elsewhere to get its goods. So instead of China pumping, lets say,$500 billion into our economy making our bill to them $500 billion, we simply cut them off and still owe $1 trillion. For simplicity lets say China has devalued their currency to half the value of the American dollar. So it has taken $2 trillion Chinese yuán to get us $1 trillion American dollars. Lets say China decides now is the time to manipulate their currency up to twice the value of the dollar. Guess what, we now owe $2 trillion for the $1 trillion we borrowed. And you say that doesn't matter because we are the largest economy in the world. You simply are blind and refuse to look at anything outside of the democratic party prism and you are so brainwashed that nothing anyone says can penetrate the democratic fantasy land sphere you have around you. Your posts, for the most part, make no sense whatsoever because you are asking people to answer your questions in a manner that only fits your views. If they don't then you go after them telling them how stupid and wrong they are. Lastly, what business I own is completely irrelevent to this discussion so I respectfully decline to tell you.
ok so about the currency.. lol yyah right.. nothing like that has ever happend and could not possibly happen...
Function
1.Currencies were once assessed by the gold standard, which compared currencies to the U.S. dollar and then to the value of gold. However, this was abandoned after WWI. The current method of assessing currency values is based on the floating currency exchange rate, which is a more efficient way of valuing currency from one country to another, even though currency values fluctuate from day to day.
Significance
2.Currencies are traded in pairs, such as the U.S. dollar to the Euro, so that the value of one currency is seen against the other, then other related factors are also examined to determine the overall currency value.
Economic Conditions
3.The Fair Market Value of a currency is based on the agreed amount at which it is bought and sold. Many factors are considered about the country when determining a reasonable trade value.
Politics
4.The economic condition of a country, such as employment rates and opportunities for growth, is examined when comparing its currency to another country. Currencies of prosperous countries are then given a higher value than the currency of economically struggling nations.
War Affects Currency
5.The political climate of a country is assessed for its stability in its national governance, and in the global political realm. The value of currency is directly affected by the country's allies and enemies, as well as political agendas.
6.Whether or not a country is at war also affects the value of the currency trade. Not only does the war itself raise heightened economic concerns, but currency is either strengthened or weakened by the purpose of the war, the country's role and allies in the conflict.
yah that's kinda how currency is determined.
totally disgusted

Dallas, TX

#19117 Dec 7, 2012
Evidently you write before you read and acknowledge. I believe I was talking about elected officials. I didn't refer to specifically Democrats or Republicans. I was referring to all elected officials. As far as minimum wage, that is federal not state. Maybe you should visit a law library in your town and study on government before posting. As far as relocating, why should I have to leave my home I pay for to accommodate the budget. Let them(elected officials) work for what they(elected officials)govern our(U.S. citizens) wages to be. Did you get that or was it a little complicated for you to understand? Major corporations send business overseas and to Mexico to avoid paying taxes in the U.S. we do not allow sweat shops in the United States but our government will not tax corporations for products made out of our country and shipped back in. People that are NOT citizens get more help than actual citizens. If minimum wage was enough to live on and hiring standards were raised to the point of having to be a citizen before you were able to own a business or work here maybe some of our jobs would still be here. I worked at a company who ask for volunteers to go to Mexico and train their people so they could move our jobs their because they paid their employees less. Our government should tax the crap out of corporations who move or close factories down in the U.S. to out of the country. I think if our taxes pay their wages they should receive the same minimum wages that we get.
Observer

Jonesboro, AR

#19118 Dec 7, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>ok so about the currency.. lol yyah right.. nothing like that has ever happend and could not possibly happen...
Function
1.Currencies were once assessed by the gold standard, which compared currencies to the U.S. dollar and then to the value of gold. However, this was abandoned after WWI. The current method of assessing currency values is based on the floating currency exchange rate, which is a more efficient way of valuing currency from one country to another, even though currency values fluctuate from day to day.
Significance
2.Currencies are traded in pairs, such as the U.S. dollar to the Euro, so that the value of one currency is seen against the other, then other related factors are also examined to determine the overall currency value.
Economic Conditions
3.The Fair Market Value of a currency is based on the agreed amount at which it is bought and sold. Many factors are considered about the country when determining a reasonable trade value.
Politics
4.The economic condition of a country, such as employment rates and opportunities for growth, is examined when comparing its currency to another country. Currencies of prosperous countries are then given a higher value than the currency of economically struggling nations.
War Affects Currency
5.The political climate of a country is assessed for its stability in its national governance, and in the global political realm. The value of currency is directly affected by the country's allies and enemies, as well as political agendas.
6.Whether or not a country is at war also affects the value of the currency trade. Not only does the war itself raise heightened economic concerns, but currency is either strengthened or weakened by the purpose of the war, the country's role and allies in the conflict.
yah that's kinda how currency is determined.
If you would just give us the website you would not have to cut and paste and we could not only read perfectly formatted text, but also see the pictures on the related pages..
dont know nothin

Yakima, WA

#19119 Dec 7, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
I never implied anything. I said manufacturing and I meant manufacturing. Where a company manufactures the goods it sells is what determines which country prospers off of their business. We the consumer are the ones that ultimately make those decisions by our purchasing choices. As I have told you before, I am an independent. You keep saying I am right wing because I am speaking against your beloved socialistic democratic party. Please tell me why the articles you find are so right since you have admitted to not being a professional in anything you are talking about. The articles I found on the UK were from UK publications and that is why I said TIFWIW. You do realize that China completely ignores any sanctions placed against them because they know that there is no consequence for doing such. Obama has blocked China from buying American made products you mentioned which actually takes money out of our economy. China simply goes elsewhere to get its goods. So instead of China pumping, lets say,$500 billion into our economy making our bill to them $500 billion, we simply cut them off and still owe $1 trillion. For simplicity lets say China has devalued their currency to half the value of the American dollar. So it has taken $2 trillion Chinese yuán to get us $1 trillion American dollars. Lets say China decides now is the time to manipulate their currency up to twice the value of the dollar. Guess what, we now owe $2 trillion for the $1 trillion we borrowed. And you say that doesn't matter because we are the largest economy in the world. You simply are blind and refuse to look at anything outside of the democratic party prism and you are so brainwashed that nothing anyone says can penetrate the democratic fantasy land sphere you have around you. Your posts, for the most part, make no sense whatsoever because you are asking people to answer your questions in a manner that only fits your views. If they don't then you go after them telling them how stupid and wrong they are. Lastly, what business I own is completely irrelevent to this discussion so I respectfully decline to tell you.
"Your posts, for the most part, make no sense whatsoever because you are asking people to answer your questions in a manner that only fits your views." um no .. all the questions i have asked are simple questions asking .. essentially the same thing... what makes you think that what you just said is actually true.. what caused you to make those kinds of allegations with no factual evidence disscussed anywhere by anyoone except for those you work with or current family members?...thats how my questions are set up .. and have been proven time and time again to be putting an end to all this fear mongoring and lieing accusations
that have been tossed around like they are whole truths...and if someone who cannot see the truth or speak the truth must have the truth rudely told to them lol ... i would be alot more linient with my words but most republicans . not you because you are an independant .. have no morals for what comes out of their mouth incase you have not noticed by some name bashing on here... so that's why i call them those things... and i know the business is completely irrelivant to this discussion.. but ... to claim you own something and believe a certain way .. which was strongly right wing bs sense i have not seen one liberal thought on your side... and bring that up as a talking point in one of your posts can surely not be offended if someone asks what business it is? because you simpley brought it up .. may not have been in this post but you did bring it up ... so why not get some free advertisement? lol but it's your choice and i salute you for not disclosing the name because i would not want a good sensible establishment such as yours i assume you are running being degraded on a backwoods blog that everyone in that town seems to read lol
Observer

Jonesboro, AR

#19120 Dec 7, 2012
totally disgusted wrote:
Evidently you write before you read and acknowledge. I believe I was talking about elected officials. I didn't refer to specifically Democrats or Republicans. I was referring to all elected officials. As far as minimum wage, that is federal not state. Maybe you should visit a law library in your town and study on government before posting. As far as relocating, why should I have to leave my home I pay for to accommodate the budget. Let them(elected officials) work for what they(elected officials)govern our(U.S. citizens) wages to be. Did you get that or was it a little complicated for you to understand? Major corporations send business overseas and to Mexico to avoid paying taxes in the U.S. we do not allow sweat shops in the United States but our government will not tax corporations for products made out of our country and shipped back in. People that are NOT citizens get more help than actual citizens. If minimum wage was enough to live on and hiring standards were raised to the point of having to be a citizen before you were able to own a business or work here maybe some of our jobs would still be here. I worked at a company who ask for volunteers to go to Mexico and train their people so they could move our jobs their because they paid their employees less. Our government should tax the crap out of corporations who move or close factories down in the U.S. to out of the country. I think if our taxes pay their wages they should receive the same minimum wages that we get.
If you are working for minimum wage, you already have more government than you deserve. One minute you have corporations going overseas to avoid taxes, then you have them going overseas to avoid wages, consider that they are operating in a competitive global economy and they might go overseas to survive. If you , a grown man, is still working for minimum wage,they might not have much of a labor pool in this country.
dont know nothin

Yakima, WA

#19121 Dec 7, 2012
totally disgusted wrote:
Evidently you write before you read and acknowledge. I believe I was talking about elected officials. I didn't refer to specifically Democrats or Republicans. I was referring to all elected officials. As far as minimum wage, that is federal not state. Maybe you should visit a law library in your town and study on government before posting. As far as relocating, why should I have to leave my home I pay for to accommodate the budget. Let them(elected officials) work for what they(elected officials)govern our wages to be. Did you get that or was it a little complicated for you to understand? Major corporations send business overseas and to Mexico to avoid paying taxes in the U.S. we do not allow sweat shops in the United States but our government will not tax corporations for products made out of our country and shipped back in. People that are NOT citizens get more help than actual citizens. If minimum wage was enough to live on and hiring standards were raised to the point of having to be a citizen before you were able to own a business or work here maybe some of our jobs would still be here. I worked at a company who ask for volunteers to go to Mexico and train their people so they could move our jobs their because they paid their employees less. Our government should tax the crap out of corporations who move or close factories down in the U.S. to out of the country. I think if our taxes pay their wages they should receive the same minimum wages that we get.
and i was also talking about elected officials? i mean where do you get that i was solely talking about republicans except for what they have done to block bills dealing with the subject you are posting about... so what exactly are you talking about? lol and you are a joke to even think you know what your posting ifyou don't even know what you are posting about .. minimum wage is both state and federally controlled LOL you can't be serious right? what's your minimum wage back there like 7.75? i believe that is the federal minimum .. and minimum wage just in the city of san fran alone is 10.00 an hour so what the heck are you talking about man? wow i should studdy law and government? HAHAH and i mean that with all seriouseness ... you don't even know how basic functioning of the government works! well ok genius let me thinkn .. umm if there are no jobs in the town i am living in then why the hhell would i still want to live there? lol i mean it's just common sense .. if you go where the money is then you will always have money and opprotunity .. wow you have a really skewed way of thinking... your telling me if someone stuck your hand on a frying pan and turned the burner on you would keep your hand there just to see what happens? lol what the hell.. and i hear you but then how many intellegent people would actually run for office? why would you strive to achieve something that offers nothing?... lol get outta hear with your way of thinking... what? are you really that dumb? corporations move factories over seas to offer cheaper labor which offers lower prices which makes things what? more affordable... if that companies headquarters is based here in the united states then guess what all of that overseas revenue is ultimately taxed here in the united states.. as profits earned by that company...in one form or another... and just who gets more "HELP" if your not a citizen .. who are they and what are they getting? and why don't you tell your state to set that standard.. they can do almost anything if they wanted too.. and no kidding they should tax them and that is what obama wants to do .. end tax cuts for outsourcing and give tax breaks for insourcing.. it's simple... and the average persons income in the US is 50k a year .. and these are some of the greatest leaders in the world and your asking them to become common when most of them have already been through that stage? these are great leaders we have some more than others.
Reality Check

Conway, AR

#19122 Dec 7, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>"This might be a new concept to you but people will protect their financial well being by doing whatever it takes. Even if it means moving to another country that is more tax friendly." does that not mean they will not move their companies over seas as well?.. does that not mean they will not move their headquarters as well? who knows? you didn't specify and i blieve those sentences no matter how it is read would lead any normal person to believe that you are yes "IMPLYING" that everything will be moved..and i do not really care what party you belong too yes i assume you are republican because you have not givin one reason for me not to think so .. you have demonized everything democrats have did and are currently doing and are looking forward too.. so what democratic views did you say you had exactly??? lol you still don't know how true supply and demand really works do you? but that's ok it will sink in at some point in time in your life... and what "socialistic views" are you takling about? the articles i find and are so right are from credible media sources as i have said over and over again... and from dictionairies and encyclopedia's .. factual nonfictional print...by credible authors or sources... so http://www.ivcc.edu/stylebooks/stylebook6.asp... that link should help you in determining what credible means to you lol kinda odd it says .edu is set up by primarily students and isn't so credible lol the irony.. just use common sense really.. if fox goes to court for lieing would you really want to trust anything they say? china ignores what sanctions? how are they able to do that? i do think that your way of thinking is skewed.. we cannot tell another country how to manage their money..but we can file appeals with the way they trade..ok so let me type the rest on another post
No, I don't mean they will move their companies though that is a possibility. I was speaking of taxes being so steep that millionaires feel their personal income is taxed to a level that the individual feels his financial security is at risk. In other words, there is a certain level of taxes millionaires will pay and there is a threshold where they will leave. A person can live in America and have a manufacturing plant in China. If the government goes after that person's personal income, they will leave. Those are two completely different circumstances. You do know that corporate taxes and individual taxes are completely different don't you. Unless, of course you are a LLC or S corp in which they are pass through. Look, I have a successful business. Any successful business owner knows how supply and demand works. It is quite clear that you don't work in the business world or if you do, then you are not in management. Not even close. You give me a website to look at and you admit that it's probably not credible? I have simply pointed out how wrong the democrats are in their policies. I currently don't share anything with the democrats because they are pushing us away from the free markets and towards socialism. We can appeal all we want but if China doesn't listen and there are no consequences for their actions all an appeal does is make us feel good about our argument. It does nothing to change China's course of action. Why would you even point that out? Your posts are beginning to make less and less sense. You are simply bouncing around from topic to topic and just rambling the democratic talking points whether they are on topic or not. It's obvious that you don't know how to defend your position.
dont know nothin

Yakima, WA

#19123 Dec 7, 2012
Observer wrote:
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If you would just give us the website you would not have to cut and paste and we could not only read perfectly formatted text, but also see the pictures on the related pages..
um i would have if you would have asked beforehand for me to start posting weblinks lol but i will tell you that everythign i post is 98% turgh and 2% liberal bs lol ... but i cannot remember what the source was exactly but i'm sure with a little time you can figure it out.. i did the work to get the facts you can do the work to figure out weather i'm liein or cryin.
totally disgusted

Dallas, TX

#19124 Dec 7, 2012
Observer wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are working for minimum wage, you already have more government than you deserve. One minute you have corporations going overseas to avoid taxes, then you have them going overseas to avoid wages, consider that they are operating in a competitive global economy and they might go overseas to survive. If you , a grown man, is still working for minimum wage,they might not have much of a labor pool in this country.
actually I am not a man at all and I believe that all men are created equal. I have a degree in business management and 2 years away from degree in business law. If you lose your job at a company, do you expect that company to pay you for the rest of your life? Get real if you do! We are still paying elected officials that have not been in office for years. WHY? Because they manipulate the system in order to achieve what they want. The company I worked for didn't succeed after being in our community for many years. After the company moved majority of assembly overseas and to Mexico, quality was horrible and the factory here went thru hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of inventory which cost the company an excessive amount of labor overtime and loss of business. So their strategy didn't work. They have found ways to withhold retirement from employees and cut their salaries and hourly wages due to the economy. Our economy wouldn't be this bad if elected officials weren't paid as much as they are. They keep thinking of ways to fix the budget and none of their solutions involve a cut in their pay. The solutions they have cut into the working class, the elderly, and yes let's don't forget the ones that are fighting for our country and protecting their greedy ass. Think about some of those things before you jump to conclusions about somebody. You seem awfully quick to judge one by what they write or post. You don't know me and I don't know you, however I didn't judge you by what you said. I was merely stating the way I see the financial situation our country is in and I see so many people not only here, but many other places out of work. I have a family and I worry daily about them having to do without things they need, such as a place to lay their head at night, clothes to wear and food to eat.

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