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.

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54770 Feb 25, 2013
Academy awards sucked big time. Affleck got that award and did no acting in that dumb movie with Cloony. Cloony did not even act in The American....and he thought he was going to win an oscar and almost jumped out of his chair when they announced the winner. Then he covered his face and cried. That idiot moderator was an obnoxious sick joke liberal moron. He was the worst one ever.

Argo is not even worth seeing. Don't even bother. Save your money and give it to some homeless guy is better than paying to see that boring as hell movie.

Since: Oct 12

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#54772 Feb 25, 2013
At least President Obama got his second term...See there, it's not all badddddddd......

Since: Oct 12

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#54773 Feb 25, 2013
Winners wrote:
<quoted text>Your a loser not a winner. Playing crybaby enhances our win even more. Your team mates get pissed when you HI5 the winners. BUTT thanks
Best News is the civil war breaking out, within the Republican party...between the tea party screamers and obstructionists, like GURU and the party's base and leadership....GOP GETTING WEAKER AND WEAKER AND WEAKER........

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#54774 Feb 25, 2013
Guru wrote:
Academy awards sucked big time. Affleck got that award and did no acting in that dumb movie with Cloony. Cloony did not even act in The American....and he thought he was going to win an oscar and almost jumped out of his chair when they announced the winner. Then he covered his face and cried. That idiot moderator was an obnoxious sick joke liberal moron. He was the worst one ever.
Argo is not even worth seeing. Don't even bother. Save your money and give it to some homeless guy is better than paying to see that boring as hell movie.
Wouldn't know, don't bother with Hollywood. They don't get a dime from me.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#54775 Feb 25, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Best News is the civil war breaking out, within the Republican party...between the tea party screamers and obstructionists, like GURU and the party's base and leadership....GOP GETTING WEAKER AND WEAKER AND WEAKER........
Along with our country, just the way you want it.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54776 Feb 25, 2013
hey morons....look what obama is doing to you now!

"Obama's Paycheck Exempt From 'Sequester'...
Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year..."

....at what point do you start to get it that obama is screwing you.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54777 Feb 25, 2013
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54778 Feb 25, 2013
Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year?
By the Editors Feb 20, 2013 3:30 PM PT


On television, in interviews and in meetings with investors, executives of the biggest U.S. banks -- notably JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon -- make the case that size is a competitive advantage. It helps them lower costs and vie for customers on an international scale. Limiting it, they warn, would impair profitability and weaken the country’s position in global finance.

So what if we told you that, by our calculations, the largest U.S. banks aren’t really profitable at all? What if the billions of dollars they allegedly earn for their shareholders were almost entirely a gift from U.S. taxpayers?
Enlarge image Too Big to Make Money?

Granted, it’s a hard concept to swallow. It’s also crucial to understanding why the big banks present such a threat to the global economy.

Let’s start with a bit of background. Banks have a powerful incentive to get big and unwieldy. The larger they are, the more disastrous their failure would be and the more certain they can be of a government bailout in an emergency. The result is an implicit subsidy: The banks that are potentially the most dangerous can borrow at lower rates, because creditors perceive them as too big to fail.

Lately, economists have tried to pin down exactly how much the subsidy lowers big banks’ borrowing costs. In one relatively thorough effort, two researchers -- Kenichi Ueda of the International Monetary Fund and Beatrice Weder di Mauro of the University of Mainz -- put the number at about 0.8 percentage point. The discount applies to all their liabilities, including bonds and customer deposits.
Big Difference

Small as it might sound, 0.8 percentage point makes a big difference. Multiplied by the total liabilities of the 10 largest U.S. banks by assets, it amounts to a taxpayer subsidy of $83 billion a year. To put the figure in perspective, it’s tantamount to the government giving the banks about 3 cents of every tax dollar collected.

The top five banks -- JPMorgan, Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.-- account for $64 billion of the total subsidy, an amount roughly equal to their typical annual profits (see tables for data on individual banks). In other words, the banks occupying the commanding heights of the U.S. financial industry -- with almost $9 trillion in assets, more than half the size of the U.S. economy -- would just about break even in the absence of corporate welfare. In large part, the profits they report are essentially transfers from taxpayers to their shareholders.

Neither bank executives nor shareholders have much incentive to change the situation. On the contrary, the financial industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars every election cycle on campaign donations and lobbying, much of which is aimed at maintaining the subsidy. The result is a bloated financial sector and recurring credit gluts. Left unchecked, the superbanks could ultimately require bailouts that exceed the government’s resources. Picture a meltdown in which the Treasury is helpless to step in as it did in 2008 and 2009.

more...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-20/why-...
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54779 Feb 25, 2013
It's all about obama...

"REPORT: White House Sells Meetings with Obama for $500k...

Carney dodges... OBAMA:'We've got to do some governing'...

Uses fake TWITTER messages in fight for gun control..."

...morons.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54780 Feb 25, 2013
moron drugs:

"MSNBC, With Ex-Obama Aides, Now Almost 'Bona Fide Organ of State Propaganda'...

Chris Matthews Offers To Help Hillary Campaign:'We'll Get You In There'."

...lol!
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54781 Feb 25, 2013
you idiot leftist morons,....obama is laughing at you at the same time he is screwing you ROYALLY!-lol

Obama's Paycheck Exempt From 'Sequester'...
Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year...
Big Sis Warning on 'Security'...

REPORT: White House Sells Meetings with Obama for $500k...

Carney dodges... OBAMA:'We've got to do some governing'...

Obama uses fake TWITTER messages in fight for gun control... NEW BILL TO LIFT FEDERAL BAN ON MARIJUANA... John Kerry's first overseas trip off to shaky start...

THE MAN WHO WILL RUN CUBA...

MSNBC, With Ex-Obama Aides, Now Almost 'Bona Fide Organ of State Propaganda'...

Chris Matthews Offers To Help Hillary Campaign:'We'll Get You In There'... UPDATE: Couple continues to fight city over veggie garden in yard...

Stevens: Republican revival must go beyond joining TWITTER... TB outbreak: LAPD urges officers to wear masks...

Bitter 'ONION' Says Sorry to 9 YEAR OLD...

SHUT OUT: Senate Intelligence Committee drops bin Laden film probe... Atheists 'face discrimination around globe'...

Honey Boo Boo aims for world domination...

Show set to hit Europe, Australia and Latin America... PAPER: Low-income consumers hit hardest by tax increases...

'Pet food stamps'...

Lack of sleep 'switches off' genes...

Serious Health Danger...

US oil imports from Middle East increase... Italy pitched into chaos as Berlusconi makes comeback...

Fresh fears for euro

Angry Italians deliver austerity warning... ZUCKER TO DISCUSS STATE OF BLACK JOURNALISTS AT CNN...

VIDEO:'Homeland Security'-Funded Drone Spies On Private Gun Sale...

German gov't backs ban on far-right party... Israel, US successfully test anti-missile system...

'Strike on Syria last month killed top Iranian general'... Sotomayor criticizes prosecutor for racial remark...
Stumpy

Mililani, HI

#54782 Feb 25, 2013
Guru wrote:
Academy awards sucked big time. Affleck got that award and did no acting in that dumb movie with Cloony. Cloony did not even act in The American....and he thought he was going to win an oscar and almost jumped out of his chair when they announced the winner. Then he covered his face and cried. That idiot moderator was an obnoxious sick joke liberal moron. He was the worst one ever.
Argo is not even worth seeing. Don't even bother. Save your money and give it to some homeless guy is better than paying to see that boring as hell movie.
Typical Republican crybaby even crying about Hollywood. Losers are not winners and your a LOSER. Have nothing good to say then STFCKUP.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54783 Feb 25, 2013
the weak morons are getting restless....

"Jimmy Carter unloads on Obama

'Grieved' that U.S. now approaching 'zero influence'
Published: 10 mins ago
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/jimmy-carter-unloa... ;
Netty Kalama

Mililani, HI

#54784 Feb 25, 2013
Guru wrote:
the weak morons are getting restless....
"Jimmy Carter unloads on Obama
'Grieved' that U.S. now approaching 'zero influence'
Published: 10 mins ago
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/jimmy-carter-unloa... ;
Stop picking on the Black president. This fair and intelligent man is trying to do his best. He realizes he cannot satisfy a 100% of the people, but must do what is right for the majority. There is no way that he should be accused of doing wrong to you as a single individual. Grow up and be a man.
Alice

Mililani, HI

#54785 Feb 25, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text>Wouldn't know, don't bother with Hollywood. They don't get a dime from me.
You would rather give money to drug addicts so they can get high. That is what you are doing when you buy access to their food stamp EBT account. When you admit that on a national forum you lose all credibility, all integrity and become a bad guy.
Auntie YAWN

Mililani, HI

#54786 Feb 25, 2013
By the way, Splat.

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#54787 Feb 25, 2013
Alice wrote:
<quoted text>You would rather give money to drug addicts so they can get high. That is what you are doing when you buy access to their food stamp EBT account. When you admit that on a national forum you lose all credibility, all integrity and become a bad guy.
Blow me, Harry. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54788 Feb 25, 2013
Stumpy wrote:
<quoted text>Typical Republican crybaby even crying about Hollywood. Losers are not winners and your a LOSER. Have nothing good to say then STFCKUP.
...do you still enjoy it when your bulldog humps your mom?
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54789 Feb 25, 2013
Alice wrote:
<quoted text>You would rather give money to drug addicts so they can get high. That is what you are doing when you buy access to their food stamp EBT account. When you admit that on a national forum you lose all credibility, all integrity and become a bad guy.
...do your tricks still pay you with EBT?...or have you decided on taking their food stamps instead? Must run in the family, huh hun.

lol!
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54790 Feb 25, 2013
Netty Kalama wrote:
<quoted text>Stop picking on the Black president. This fair and intelligent man is trying to do his best. He realizes he cannot satisfy a 100% of the people, but must do what is right for the majority. There is no way that he should be accused of doing wrong to you as a single individual. Grow up and be a man.
...he is as white as he is black. In fact he is more white. Even the brothers say he is an Uncle Thom. His best is fraud and lies. You are simply too dumb or blind to admit it.

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