Isle housing bottom seen - Business

Isle housing bottom seen - Business

There are 62112 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Pau

Since: Jan 11

Honolulu, HI

#54301 Jan 22, 2013
Guru wrote:
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GOOD! He is a traitor to this country. And everyone knows it. The fact that he has never even looked at the issue says it all. He is a turn-coat flipper and nobody believes him anymore. Now even he is drinking your cool-aide. We won't miss him.
You sound like one of the mad villains from a comic book.

If you can prove your points, do so. If not, you're a humbug.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54302 Jan 22, 2013
Pau wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound like one of the mad villains from a comic book.
If you can prove your points, do so. If not, you're a humbug.
It is all over Drudge you idiot. Read it! If you are not too stupid.

...here is some more good news for you lying morons...

"Clinton Benghazi Questioning Set...

Congress Ready to Confront... Developing... "

...everything they have said so far has been a lie and is a provable lie. What do you think she will say? They have the proof. There is no answer she can give that will show them to be innocent. Rather incompetent liars- all of them. And you support them. Remember bar that dickkkkhead.
Pau

Since: Jan 11

Honolulu, HI

#54303 Jan 22, 2013

SludgeReport or worldphuchsticksdaily don't qualify as valid sources.

They only satisfy the bigots of society.

Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54304 Jan 22, 2013
lol...turns out obama plagiarized the speeches of three presidents.

goes right along with his stolen Social Security card which is from a state he NEVER was in.

everything this guy does is stolen, plagiarized or is otherwise ripped off in some way or another. He never can come up with an idea of his own. That is why he never gives press conferences except when he has too, and then he already has a list of WHO he is going to call on for questions. Then he promptly turns around and runs away.

....don't you morons (pau, meezer, low-T jackass,) feel proud of this fraud? He is your mentor and you lick his butt everyday in here so you must.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54305 Jan 22, 2013
Pau wrote:
SludgeReport or worldphuchsticksdaily don't qualify as valid sources.
They only satisfy the bigots of society.
That is where you just ate your own shit. It isn't from "Drudge" you moron, he quotes every source in the world. Thousands of them, in fact. Thanks for outing your own ignorance for us- again!-lol

And, oh, by the way dummy, it is the most widely read internet site in the world, and has just been voted as the most reliable news source for real news in the world. Sorry about that, I know that makes you shake in anger. lol!

Shows how dumb and stupid the little paufaggy is.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54306 Jan 22, 2013
FACT:

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...makes the crybaby left cringe in fear and spit all over themselves. Drudge is the # 1 reason Hillary Clinton wanted to ban the internet (which her fat little buddy Al Gwhore invented) and wanted to enact a law that for every article on Drudge that went against her husband, a similar opposite view would have to be posted right next to it. "Fairness Doctrine".

yup, the left is a bunch of tiny weenies screaming to get in out of the cold. Cryabies, and spitting little shit-throwing little whining tantrum-throwers if they don't get their way on a daily basis.

ROTFLMAO while collecting millions in rents.:))))))).ahhhhh....the good life!

thanks obama!

:))))))
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54307 Jan 22, 2013
Drudge Report Is A Major Media Property Worth Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars
posted by Donna Calvin
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Matt Drudge —- Why do so many of us go to the Drudge Report daily and repeatedly? Because in one visit we find more truth there than in a months’ worth of reading items in local newspapers, major and international newspapers as well as local, US and international free TV and cable networks. And, we get to see the truth based upon a rational conservative worldview. The whole stinkin’ mainstream media is made up of liberal communists we no longer believe or trust! Why? They LIE!!! They ogle the Obamanation while Drudge had recently called the losing POTUS “Oh-O” after he lost to Romney so bad we all saw the leaders of the Democratic Party and the major media melting down as they were bleeding from their eyes and ears! Keep up the good work, Drudge, and we’ll keep coming to your web site. I wouldn’t subscribe to the New York Crimes newspaper if they paid me to read it!— Donna Calvin

__________

It’s Time People Realized That

Everyone knows about The Drudge Report, the site that journalist and entrepreneur Matt Drudge created more than a decade ago.

Everyone knows that The Drudge Report has an extraordinarily large readership, especially given the size of the team that produces it (maybe three people, including Drudge himself).

Everyone knows that The Drudge Report still sets the rest of the media world on tenterhooks from time to time by announcing that it has exclusive news forthcoming.

What few people know — in part because of the apparent simplicity of the site — is that Matt Drudge is arguably the single-most powerful individual in the digital news business.

What few people also know is that the deceptively simple Drudge Report is one of the most successful and profitable digital media businesses on the planet.

And here are some other things that few people know:

The Drudge Report is, at minimum, worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Matt Drudge, presumably, created, funded, and owns all of it.
This combination of influence and wealth makes Matt Drudge one of the most successful digital media entrepreneurs in the world — the Rupert Murdoch or William Randolph Hearst of the digital age.

Don’t believe it?

Let’s look at some numbers.

The Drudge Report recently announced that it has surpassed 1 billion pageviews per month. How many pageviews is that? It’s about as many pageviews as The New York Times reportedly got per month as recently as a couple of years ago.
The Drudge Report has 14.4 million US readers per month — only slightly fewer readers than The New York Times (16.4 million), per Quantcast.

In short, the Drudge Report is almost as big a digital media property as The New York Times.

That’s absolutely staggering.

Why?

Because The New York Times is produced by ~1,200 journalists. The Drudge Report is produced by one.

And how about economics?...

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54308 Jan 22, 2013
part 2/3-

"...

Economically, The Drudge Report is much smaller than The New York Times. But that’s in part by design. And, importantly, The Drudge Report is likely highly profitable, which is not something that can always be said for The New York Times.

The Drudge Report doesn’t have a salesforce. It works with a firm called Intermarkets to sell the ad units on its pages. The Drudge Report contains general news, often with a political slant, which means The Drudge Report likely gets relatively low revenue-per-page.(Say,$1.50 per 1000 pages). But The Drudge Report has a lot of pageviews.

Assuming The Drudge Report gets $1.50 per 1000 pages and has 1 billion pageviews per month, The Drudge Report should be generating revenue of $15-$20 million a year.

That doesn’t sound like much, but, importantly, Drudge has very low tech, editorial, and sales costs.

So almost all of that is profit.

Assuming The Drudge Report pays the full corporate tax rate on those earnings, the business probably generates $10-$15 million of after-tax profit per year.

So, how much is The Drudge Report worth?

Media properties generally trade at a 15x-25x multiple of earnings, or a 4x-5x multiple of revenue, depending on the growth rate of the business and the level of profitability.

A range of 15x-25x earnings for the current incarnation of The Drudge Report, therefore, would produce an estimated value of $150 million to $375 million.

And those values, importantly, drastically understate the value that could be created if Matt Drudge decided to build it out into a more typical digital media business.

One of the most remarkable things about The Drudge Report is that the site’s content still consists primarily of original headlines linked to stories elsewhere on the web. This is a highly innovative and efficient media model, one that takes full advantage of the amazing capabilities of the Internet.

The editorial content that Drudge creates, in other words, consists of finding and interpreting important stories from millions of information sources around the world. Rather than creating a huge newsroom itself, the Drudge Report uses the whole digital world as a newsroom. And, importantly, unlike many digital media businesses, Drudge compensates those who did the work of creating the content that Drudge links to by sending them hundreds of thousands of readers — readers that they almost certainly would not have had had Drudge not chosen to link to them.

The Drudge Report, in other words, is not just a “win” for Drudge and its readers. It’s a “win” for all of the content creators that Drudge links to, as well. So, everyone who creates content for a living should cheer for the success of The Drudge Report.

(In fact, given that news-business gurus still seem to be consumed with a perennial debate about the “future of news,” it’s time to recognize that, whatever that future is, The Drudge Report will be a highly successful and influential part of it. Traditional media organizations and journalism schools may not like that. But it’s the truth.)

If and when Drudge wanted to, moreover, he could begin to build a small tactical newsroom of his own, along with a dedicated ad sales force. With almost no effort, these additions could double or triple the number of pageviews the site produces, along with the amount of revenue that The Drudge Report generates from them. Such investments might reduce the number of readers Drudge sends to other sites, but they would not stop this traffic flow completely. And they would likely make the site worth 2-3X as much as it is today.

In short, Matt Drudge has not just created a quirky little headlines-and-links site that occasionally breaks news.

continued to last part-
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54309 Jan 22, 2013
part 3/3-

"
He has created one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable digital media businesses on the planet, one that is likely worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

It’s time he got some credit for that

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/drudge-report-...

Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/watchwomanonthewall...
***
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54310 Jan 22, 2013
Pau wrote:
SludgeReport or worldphuchsticksdaily don't qualify as valid sources.
They only satisfy the bigots of society.
Drudge pulls from thousands of sources...even the liberal ones that you bow to you moron:
part 1/2-

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54311 Jan 22, 2013
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There you go moron paufag. All yours.
LOL

Canyon Country, CA

#54312 Jan 22, 2013
pau just got BUTTFKed in front of a billion people and didn't even know it!

hahahaha!!
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54313 Jan 22, 2013
obama's "brilliance":

obma just gave jets and 200 tanks to Morsi, the muslim-brotherhood Egyptian leader. This guy hates America, and obama arms him?

Can't wait to hear Hillary's lies and ridiculousness that occurs tomorrow. Hope she nails obama like he did her with the race card when she ran against him. If she does that obama would probably be impeached. Of course, she has balls but her husband doesn't.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54314 Jan 23, 2013
Guru wrote:
obama's "brilliance":
obma just gave jets and 200 tanks to Morsi, the muslim-brotherhood Egyptian leader. This guy hates America, and obama arms him?
Can't wait to hear Hillary's lies and ridiculousness that occurs tomorrow. Hope she nails obama like he did her with the race card when she ran against him. If she does that obama would probably be impeached. Of course, she has balls but her husband doesn't.
more...
part 1/3-

"U.S. gift of F-16 fighters headed to Egypt, despite Morsi's harsh rhetoric

By Maxim Lott

Published January 22, 2013

FoxNews.com

Four F-16 fighter jets left the U.S. this morning, bound for Egypt as part of a foreign aid package critics say should have been scrapped when the nation elected a president who has called President Obama a liar and urged that hatred of Jews be instilled in children.

A source who works on the Naval Air Force Base in Dallas confirmed the departure of the state-of-the-art fighter planes to FoxNews.com . Sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks are to be given to the Egyptian government before the end of the year under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010 with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime U.S. ally..

Critics, including several in Congress, say it doesn't make sense to follow through with the package, given that new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, elected last summer, has given decidedly mixed signals about relations with the U.S. While he has toned down his rhetoric since his election, in 2010 - the same year the aid package was struck - Morsi attacked Obama for supporting Israel.

“One American president after another — and most recently, that Obama — talks about American guarantees for the safety of the Zionists in Palestine," Morsi, then a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, said on Egyptian television in reaction to Obama's 2009 speech in Cairo. "[Obama] was very clear when he uttered his empty words on the land of Egypt. He uttered many lies, of which he couldn’t have fulfilled a single word, even if he were sincere — which he is not.”

In the comments translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, Morsi went on to urge that children be taught to hate Jews.

“Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them," he said. "They must be nursed on hatred. The hatred must continue.”

Lawmakers told FoxNews.com that even if Morsi has softened his stance, it makes no sense to arm his Islamist government with weapons that could one day be used against Israel or even Egyptians.

“It is appalling that the Obama administration would send F-16s and 200 military tanks to Egypt in the wake of the instability,[and the] anti-American and anti-Israel atmosphere," Rep. Louie Gohmert,(R-Texas), told FoxNews.com .

The U.S. government ordered the planes for Egypt ...

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54315 Jan 23, 2013
part 2/3-

"...from Lockheed Martin in 2010, as part of an annual aid package that regularly topped $1 billion. But the very next year, a popular revolution began which ultimately resulted in Mubarak's ouster and imprisonment, and the election of Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. In November, Morsi tried to claim dictatorial powers, but was forced to back down from his claim after massive protests against the move.

Many worry that arming such a volatile Egypt will endanger Israel.

"My hope and prayer is that someone in this administration will wake up and smell the burning of [Israel's] future and rescind the supply of planes and tanks," Gohmert said. "If they do not, then perhaps there will arise leaders within our Congress with newfound courage to stop the lunacy."

“It is appalling that the Obama Administration would send F-16s and 200 military tanks to Egypt in the wake of the instability,[and the] anti-American and anti-Israel atmosphere."

- Rep. Louie Gohmert,(R-Texas)

Rep. Vern Buchanan,(R-Fla.), who recently called for ending foreign aid to Egypt altogether, told FoxNews.com the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Morsi government has been sending increasingly troubling signals to Washington, and giving it state-of-the-art fighter jets is a dangerous idea.

“American tax dollars must not be used to aid and abet any dictatorial regime that stands with terrorists,” Buchanan said.

Others note that Egypt's leaders could use the weapons on their own people.

"Tens of billions in U.S. aid has enhanced Cairo’s capacity for internal repression," Malou Innocent, a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute, told FoxNews.com .

"U.S. aid accounts for as much as 80% of the Egyptian Defense Ministry’s weapons procurement costs... In essence, American taxpayers have been Egypt’s major arms supplier, subsidizing the supply of F-16 jet fighters, M1A1 Abrams battle tanks, armored personnel carriers, Apache helicopters, and hundreds of millions of dollars in surplus military equipment."

The State Department did not respond to a request for comment about the pending delivery. But earlier this month, a spokesperson said the Obama administration seeks to “maintain a strategic partnership with Egypt that enhances the security and peace of the region.”

But Anthony H. Cordesman, who has served as a consultant for the State and Defense departments and who holds the Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the administration is right to send the planes.

"If you were to suddenly end this partnership with Egypt -- if you were to make Egypt feel that somehow it were not trusted or second-best, what would the security implications be? It certainly would justify or encourage all of the extremist elements that are trying to push Egypt away from both the peace process and the security partnership with the U.S.," he told FoxNews.com .

He said that the cost of providing the weapons is worth it.

"We need to remember that Egypt isn't just important to Israel. It is critical to us, because it controls the Suez Canal. It has been a vital staging point for U.S. operations in the gulf."

Cordesman argued that the F-16 fighter jets are unlikely to be turned against us or our allies, as they are too complex to be used effectively without U.S. maintenance.

"These weapons systems are certainly extremely effective, but no one can sustain them unless that partnership with the United States continues," he said. "The modern software, the computer systems, the munitions that make this weapons system so lethal -- other than us, there are no alternative suppliers. There are European states who can provide parts of the aircraft, but F-16s and most modern systems are basically dependent on U.S. manufacturers."...

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54316 Jan 23, 2013
part 3/3-

"...
"In some ways, the more sophisticated the system, the safer it is to transfer," Cordesman said, while noting that there are still risks.

"There's no such thing as an arms transfer that is totally risk-free," he said.

According to a U.S. Air Force description, the planes' "maneuverability and combat radius exceed that of all potential threat fighter aircraft."

"The F-16 can fly more than 500 miles, deliver its weapons with superior accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft, and return to its starting point," the description states. "An all-weather capability allows it to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/22/gift-...
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54317 Jan 23, 2013
lol...all will like this one.

MULE TRADING
Curtis & Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily in Starkville, MS. and bought a mule for $100.

The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.

The next morning the farmer drove up and said,"Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night."

Curtis & Leroy replied, "Well, then just give us our money back."

The farmer said,"Can't do that. I went and spent it already."

They said, "OK then, just bring us the dead mule."

The farmer asked, "What in the world ya'll gonna do with a dead mule?"

Curtis said, "We gonna raffle him off."

The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead mule!"

Leroy said, "We shore can! Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!"

A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked.

"What'd you fellers ever do with that dead mule?"

They said,"We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do."

Leroy said,"Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $998."
The farmer said,"My Lord, didn't anyone complain?"
Curtis said, "Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back."

Curtis and Leroy now work for the government.

They're overseeing the Bailout & Stimulus Programs.

Limit all U.S. politicians to two Terms.
One in office
One in prision
Pau

Since: Jan 11

Honolulu, HI

#54318 Jan 23, 2013
"Billions" of people? Whoa!

You sure do have an imagination that's grounded with daily thoughts of certain fantasies involving a particular are of the body anatomy. Rather disturbing indeed.

This site has few posters since it's not directly affiliated to the Star Advertiser anymore. Few, probably less than a dozen. But that figure is OBVIOUSLY spiked with the ones who created cutesy pseudonyms; hiding behind proxy servers, with the intent to stalk & troll.

Joe Balls

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#54319 Jan 23, 2013
My BIL spent seven years in Saudi Arabia, in the US Army, as an advisor. He never did understand why he was training the Saudis, yet on the same base the schools openly teach their young children to hate Americans and jews. Every morning he would hear them chanting "Death to America, the Great Satan" and here he was teaching them how to maintain their "free" M1 tanks, when the US forces didn't even have them yet.
Leeward lolo

Honolulu, HI

#54320 Jan 23, 2013
Imagine if the hanneman monstrosity to nowhere is ever in use. But would probably have fewer passengers than this.
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8 passengers were stuck on the monorail at Pearlridge Center after two power systems failed.

This happened about 7:30 p.m. Monday night. The Honolulu Fire Department says four adults and four children were on board. No on was in distress or injured.

Crews rescued the stranded passengers one by one down a ladder. They were stuck in the cart for over an hour, according to fire officials.

Mall officials say both the main and back-up power systems failed. It is unknown how or when it failed.

This is the first time the back-up power system has failed since the monorail first ran in 1977. The mall's lead technicians are working overnight to assess the problem. The monorail will most likely be out of service Tuesday.

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