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  • #16
    Re: Conflict of interest?

    like the NY POst is a stalwart newspaper?

    only when it suits your needs

    steve
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    • #17
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      I watch Fox news although I can't stand how one sided they are, I also don't like how disrespectful they are when talking about Unions but that's another story. This morning I heard something about McCain being asked how many homes he owned and he could not answer the question. I know he is a rich man as are many politicians at that level, I just find it funny to be so wealthy you don't know how many homes you own. Obama, McCain take your pick they are both in it for their own reasons and if the past perfomance of both parties proves anything it is that the best interest of the American public is not their goal. I just wrote to Congressman Chris Shays and told him we don't need more town meetings, we need jobs and affordable energy. I told him he needs to pass laws to control the price of oil and enforce immigrations laws while securing our borders from more illegals. You guys can keep bashing the candidates but the serious problems facing the nation need our attention and theirs. We are a society that makes nothing of what it consumes, allows illegals to have a free run here and sits back while one industry brings us to the brink of ruin. Wake up guys, the ship is sinking wrong time to complain about the food, start bailing!

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      • #18
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        Originally posted by stxrus View Post
        like the NY POst is a stalwart newspaper?

        only when it suits your needs

        steve
        I guess there are so many great newspapers in the Virgin Islands.

        Ok so here check this one then smart@ss

        http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Story?id=4111483

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        • #19
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          Originally posted by Frankiarmz View Post
          I watch Fox news although I can't stand how one sided they are, I also don't like how disrespectful they are when talking about Unions but that's another story. This morning I heard something about McCain being asked how many homes he owned and he could not answer the question. I know he is a rich man as are many politicians at that level, I just find it funny to be so wealthy you don't know how many homes you own. Obama, McCain take your pick they are both in it for their own reasons and if the past perfomance of both parties proves anything it is that the best interest of the American public is not their goal. I just wrote to Congressman Chris Shays and told him we don't need more town meetings, we need jobs and affordable energy. I told him he needs to pass laws to control the price of oil and enforce immigrations laws while securing our borders from more illegals. You guys can keep bashing the candidates but the serious problems facing the nation need our attention and theirs. We are a society that makes nothing of what it consumes, allows illegals to have a free run here and sits back while one industry brings us to the brink of ruin. Wake up guys, the ship is sinking wrong time to complain about the food, start bailing!
          I think it may have been McCains way of telling the reporter it was none of his/her business. I may be wrong and think its a stupid answer, but how does someone not know how many properties they own. Its kind of like not knowing their are 50 states and not 57 states in the union.

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          • #20
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            Since when, in a capitalist society, is owning property a sin? Obama's comments just highlight the Marxist philosophy in him. McCain should not have to defend his ability to prosper in this country. After all isn't this the American dream?
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            • #21
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              Originally posted by Masterplumb View Post
              I think it may have been McCains way of telling the reporter it was none of his/her business. I may be wrong and think its a stupid answer, but how does someone not know how many properties they own. Its kind of like not knowing their are 50 states and not 57 states in the union.
              I'm sure you are right and there will be more slip ups before this is all over. My main concerns were what I wrote in the rest of that post. While opposing sides look for these mistakes, and slip ups our serious problems are growing worse. One of these candidates will be our next President, and when all the dust settles I'd like to know what exactly the plan or plans will be to turn things around? I don't care if they struck oil here tomorrow and we were free from foreign oil, we still can't afford the current prices for gasoline, heating fuel and food. We still need jobs that pay well, medical benefits for the over 70% of Americans who have none, secure borders and resolution for the millions of illegals. These other issues involving conflicts of interest and personal matters while worthy of our attention pale in comparission. Our country is in trouble. I am talking in broad terms here when I say "We", of course there are those of us who can well afford current prices, I am happy for them and concerned for all others.

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              • #22
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                Originally posted by Masterplumb View Post
                I think it may have been McCains way of telling the reporter it was none of his/her business. I may be wrong and think its a stupid answer, but how does someone not know how many properties they own. Its kind of like not knowing their are 50 states and not 57 states in the union.
                I think it's entirely possible and plausible to not know. If he owns a property management company and they handle all the transactions (closing, sales, maintenance, rentals, etc) WHY would he need to know. He (at his level) is only interested in what the company (or block or properties as a while) is worth, and could care less if its composed of 200 $250,000 homes or 1000 $50,000 shacks, its still $50,000,000 of worth.

                Go ask Bill Gates how many desktop computers his company owns that their employees use every day, he probably couldn't guess within a thousand units.

                Ask Mr. Trump how many hotel rooms he has in all his casinos, he won't know the exact number, but he could probably get close.

                Ask Rick how many pipe wrenches he owns, would he get it right on the first try? Maybe, maybe not.
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                • #23
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                  Originally posted by Frankiarmz View Post
                  I'm sure you are right and there will be more slip ups before this is all over. My main concerns were what I wrote in the rest of that post. While opposing sides look for these mistakes, and slip ups our serious problems are growing worse. One of these candidates will be our next President, and when all the dust settles I'd like to know what exactly the plan or plans will be to turn things around? I don't care if they struck oil here tomorrow and we were free from foreign oil, we still can't afford the current prices for gasoline, heating fuel and food. We still need jobs that pay well, medical benefits for the over 70% of Americans who have none, secure borders and resolution for the millions of illegals. These other issues involving conflicts of interest and personal matters while worthy of our attention pale in comparission. Our country is in trouble. I am talking in broad terms here when I say "We", of course there are those of us who can well afford current prices, I am happy for them and concerned for all others.
                  I can't disagree with what you write. What I can tell you is at a MINIMUM drilling MAY help with prices but will limit the transfer of wealth to foreign countries. What I do know for sure is that is a better solution then just tuning up your car. I really hope that elderly people do not have to choose between food or heat as that would be a sin. Neither of these guys are the answer but there clearly is a better candidate here.

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                  • #24
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                    " I am talking in broad terms here when I say "We", "

                    Does that include the illegal aliens? Are they part of the "We"
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                    • #25
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                      Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
                      I think it's entirely possible and plausible to not know. If he owns a property management company and they handle all the transactions (closing, sales, maintenance, rentals, etc) WHY would he need to know. He (at his level) is only interested in what the company (or block or properties as a while) is worth, and could care less if its composed of 200 $250,000 homes or 1000 $50,000 shacks, its still $50,000,000 of worth.

                      Go ask Bill Gates how many desktop computers his company owns that their employees use every day, he probably couldn't guess within a thousand units.

                      Ask Mr. Trump how many hotel rooms he has in all his casinos, he won't know the exact number, but he could probably get close.

                      Ask Rick how many pipe wrenches he owns, would he get it right on the first try? Maybe, maybe not.
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                      Actually Senator McCain owns ZERO properties. They are all owned by his wife, kids and trusts. Maybe he was telling the truth.

                      http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12700.html

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                      • #26
                        Re: Conflict of interest?

                        McCain is a bad person because he has money.

                        Obama is a good person because he talks about change.

                        This pretty much sums up what I've heard most Obama supporters state as a reason to vote for him.

                        Rather than go round and round full circle, I say you can judge a mans character by his past.

                        I find myself wondering, if Obama were in a prison camp being tortured, then given the choice to leave...would HE refuse to leave without his fellows?

                        This to me is the heart of the decision, who's agenda is in the best interest of the good of this country?

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                        • #27
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                          Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
                          " I am talking in broad terms here when I say "We", "

                          Does that include the illegal aliens? Are they part of the "We"
                          Thanks to both the republican and democrates who allowed our immigration laws to be ignored and our borders unsecured illegals are a part of our society. According to both these candidates they will remain here, probably grow in numbers and the situation will not be resolved. The "We" I refer to is not just the elderly, I am talking about everyone who is retired, working or unemployed and cannot afford the double digidt increases in gasoline, heating fuel, food and everything else that has been affected by the price of crude. I think it is just as cruel for a child to be cold and hungry as it is for a senior citizen. I find this unacceptable . Oil is an essential commodity and something should have been done to control the price, in my opinion. If you are invested in oil and find my remarks offensive, reread this post.

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                          • #28
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                            I love debate. I can't wait to see them duke it out on national television. Its going to be better than the Superbowl.
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                            • #29
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                              Originally posted by Service Guy View Post
                              I love debate. I can't wait to see them duke it out on national television. Its going to be better than the Superbowl.
                              Lets not get carried away there killer.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Conflict of interest? More on Obama

                                More info on the messiah.

                                http://www.meetbarackobama.com/

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