RevJim

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  1. After watching my wife and her mother go through this 2 years ago, I have great sympathy for all the emotional turmoil and pain both are going through. They are certainly in my thoughts and prayers. It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  2. RevJim

    Hobbies?

    What teenaged guy HASN'T put yogurt in a sock before bedtime? Holy CRAP! I laughed so hard at that I think I pulled a muscle in my back! Thanks! It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  3. You fell for the dropped soap, didn't you? It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  4. the one's that were BORN with a vagina!? Oh so you meant women... how many foreign languages do you speak, and how many times do you miss a word by one letter!? Can I count pig latin and ebonics? It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  5. And your second was??? It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  6. the one's that were BORN with a vagina!? Oh so you meant women... It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  7. 13 3/4 year old "get pregnant" average? I hope SOMEONE went to jail... It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  8. I think you need to clarify, which woman are you asking? It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  9. I'd tap that. And I wouldn't charge her near that much! Couple thousand would be plenty. It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  10. Right out of high school she had a kid with, then married my best friend. Then had 3 more kids with him. So I've known her for about 18 years. Took 17 years for us to realize we were with the wrong people. Needless to say, he's not such a great friend anymore... It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  11. Life is just life, and what you make of it. When you're very young, it's too short. You can't wait until you're older. When you're older, you wish you could go back to when you were young. Not really to change anything, but just to slow down and enjoy a life that goes by all too fast. It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
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    Weather...

    You still have that pic of futuredivot in shorts and shirt with his arms outstretched over green grass in your phone? Yes, I do. As well as one of him driving with the sunroof open. Bastard. It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  13. I thought that was monkycndo's line. It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  14. Woo hoo!!!! By Bears are out, obviously, so what the hell... It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  15. RevJim

    Weather...

    But thankfully it's looking up, a little, finally! It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  16. RevJim

    Weather...

    I hear ya, even if I don't want to listen... It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  17. You think that one did, try this one: http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/09/news/economy/carbon_tax/index.htm?postversion=2009010916 More gas tax? COME ON! ENOUGH ALREADY! Federal tax on gas is 18.4 cents per gallon. My state tax is 51.3 cents per gallon. That's 69.7 cents from every gallon I buy going to the governments. And they want more? I heard some people saying a little bit ago, wondering if gas would go sub $1 like it did here a few years ago. I told them not to count on ever seeing that again, since it would mean gross revenue of 30.3 cents per gallon. With minimum markup, that's not enough to cover marketing, production, transportation, ect, not to mention the small business owner that actually tries to run the gas station. Wonder why that bottle of Mountain Dew is a buck in a vending machine, but a buck fifty at the gas station? Now you know. It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  18. people signing mortgages that they didn't read or understand just might be the bigger problem. i blame our current economic affairs on the basic stupidity and need for instant gratification of most people today. i say, let the recession come, its when those who actually prepare for bad times get the reward they deserve for being smart and patient. Normally I would agree with you, but even those that prepare for the future are sometimes caught in the landslide. I have a conventional mortgage. To many I'm golden. My 1st and second mortgage combined are only about 600 a month, less than rent on many places here. Both are paid ahead about 2 months, and gaining more ground. I have a savings. It will get me through a short period without starving. I just went through a bankruptcy. I am going through a divorce. less than 2 months of unemployment and I'd lose everything. Period. No exceptions. In a recession, there's no such thing as planning for the future. All bets are off. Did the great depression teach this country nothing? Oh, that's right, our schools are too interested in hitting the graduation numbers, instead of actually teaching our children. I hated U.S. and World History in high school. But I did learn. And I'm not liking the way we are headed right now. It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  19. I bought my bike in 2007... but unfortunately only ride it in spring/summer/early fall... Same here, but didn't really start riding it much until last summer. It's -4F here right now. I'll be taking the 12mpg city 18mpg hwy Dakota, thankyouverymuch! I started riding in the late fall but stopped for the winter and then picked it back up in the spring... At least my Mazda gets 25-30 mpg... With our massive snowfall this year, and a combined effort by both the city and county to not do a damn thing until the ruts through the snow will hide a Camry, the 4 wheel drive is very much needed. I think I've gone over 3 or 4 weeks now without putting it back in 2 wheel. Some day I'll leave this place, when the kids are out of school. And I WON'T be looking back sadly. It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  20. Ok, if they are even close to bleeding, you need to replace B.O.B. Very cool Lisa. Very cool. I've wanted to play something, anything, since I was in single digits. Never had the chance. My parents couldn't even afford the instrument rental for school band equipment. I have somewhat thin and long fingers, considered my many I've spoken too to be ideal for tickling the ivorys. I have an early 1900's D.W. Karn upright piano that I finally managed to get close to in tune. I'm now stumbling to get through the basic notes, scales, and chords. I know I'll never be a virtuoso, but I really do want to learn to play well. I've always had a passion for music. The biggest stumbling block for me is that with zero formal musical training, I've never learned to read music. God I wish I would have. Things get harder to pick up as we ripen. Once I'm pretty decent at hacking though a few songs, I'm going to get some formal lessons. I'm not about to pay for someone to teach me when it's essentialy repeating the same notes and scales over and over until they become natural and second nature. It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  21. I bought my bike in 2007... but unfortunately only ride it in spring/summer/early fall... Same here, but didn't really start riding it much until last summer. It's -4F here right now. I'll be taking the 12mpg city 18mpg hwy Dakota, thankyouverymuch! It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  22. Monkeys don't have birthdays. Their poo just gets harder to fling. It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  23. I wouldn't say a small impact, but even if it was comparatively minor, a "small" impact can, and does, have a major impact when a global market is considered. China was the driving factor in increased demand. The thing about speculation is you need a reason to think that prices WILL go up. In oil that is largely based on demand, though somewhat on supply as well (think OPEC embargo). Speculators believed demand would constantly increase, led the way by China. What the speculators didn't forsee is the effect those overly inflated prices would have on our spending, as well as that in many other developed countries. Demand did increase, but it hit the invisible wall that they did not see. What they never expected is that we would actually stop spending, and cut back our driving, thus reducing our demand. Anyone have any statistics on scooters and bicycles sold in 2008? Yes, I blame our current economic affairs on the oil industry as a whole. For most of middle America, driving isn't an option. It's a necessity. And for those driving the backbone of our economy, the farmers and truck drivers, fuel price has become the deciding factor between eating or being able to keep a business afloat. Where's the government bailout for them? It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  24. The (whuffo) friend that sent me the link asked me if it was real. LMAO!!!! It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1
  25. Well...I think the ONLY way is to keep demand down...but for some reason, I don't think the oil indy works that way anyhow. I dunno Ralffers, nobody seems to know sht anymore...its like all the rules changed.... Perhaps there needs to be some type of government sanctions.... sorry, thats all I got... Price went down because demand went down. Waaaay down. Our recession had an effect on the country that was a major cause of the demand increase. China. Their industry has been booming, and their oil demand has been going up in leaps and bounds. Demand goes up, our oil/gas prices go up, and people can't afford to buy much, or just don't buy. China has a problem. Demand for their products dropped (because we, among other major consumer countries, aren't spending) which caused their oil demand to also drop. Demand down, prices down. Now we start driving more again (finally) and our demand starts inching up, along with prices to go along with it. Rotten evil cycle. What we need is like 6 months of steady low oil prices before people actually start buying again. The problem is, that by that time, nobody will have jobs. OK, before the flames start, I KNOW it's not just China, but they are a major factor, and a good example. It's your life, live it! Karma RB#684 "Corcho", ASK#60, Muff#3520, NCB#398, NHDZ#4, C-33989, DG#1