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ECONOMY, OBAMA, House Investments

First of all, Sean Hannity, how you LOVE to SMEAR Obama, AND Hillary Clinton’s name!

I LOVE YOU OBAMA, and I BELIEVE in YOU! God bless you!

I’ve been busier than ever!

Three brothers, a cousin and I bought these two California houses almost 3 years ago as an investment. We have been dividing the monthly mortgage payments among the 4 of us. Although these we've been renting these houses out, we still have to pay out of our own pockets some money on the mortgages. This is suddenly not the case anymore, because one of my brothers has been laid off from his job, due to the constant downfall of our economy. What this means is, that we now have to pay our brother's share until he gets a job.

I've not only been paying my share of the mortgages, but also paying on an old house in E.P. we bought as an investment because it's located very close to a medical school that should hopefully open soon. My brothers decided they wanted no part of it from the beginning, so I bought them out, and have been making payments on it by myself. The payments aren't that much, since I've been renting out the ugly old shack. I've held on to this house because I know the property value will go up quite a bit when the school opens, and then I'll sell it. If this ever comes to be, I know they'll throw the house down and use it as a parking space, or build some small medical building.

Aside from all of this, I still have to come up every year with the property taxes on my own home in E.P. The value on my home has doubled in 3 years, and so have my property taxes! I also rent out a tiny room for very little money, which is connected to my garage way in the back of my backyard.

Since the beginning of March, not only have I been working at my full time job, but have also been working on re-doing one of my family friendly domains, so I can get more traffic. I've also been working on a new SPANISH domain I recently bought, which will be something like my SPANISH AmorPostales.com domain, which has quite a lot of traffic from all the Latin American countries.

I'm also studying some more C++ books I recently bought, and have been studying them like crazy, because I really want to create something very special, which I believe will hopefully make me some money. Of course, it will be free for all of you, and everyone who participates, but I will have affiliate links on it.

If I fail at all these things, I have everything to lose. My ADVICE to you is, hold on to EVERY penny you can, because we ARE in a recession, and I honestly believe that our economy is going to go from BAD, to WORSE! Just remember, you really don't need FANCY new stuff! Just do with what you already have!

Many of you know of these California houses, but for those new LJ friends I now have, this is what I'm talking about:

Oceanside, Costa Mesa Houses

This is the EYE SORE that's very close to the medical school in E.P.

These are the C++ books I've recently added to this collection, and have been going crazy trying to comprehend!:

Join The NRA

"The Right Of The People To Keep and
Bear Arms, Shall Not Be infringed."


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Mar. 18th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
Those are some good books, actually. They're similar to ones I used in college recently, though I also learned the original C language, which C++ and now C# (Microsoft's extension of C++) is based on.

Hope you have a good background in high level math, like trigonometry, and at least one year of calculus. That'll help a lot in learning these computer languages. Then again... I studied Assembly, too! Way more complex than the C's or Basics, haha... total machine level goodness! :P

Yep, the economy is the pits now, though I'm happy that I managed to get a new laptop recently. I'm still using my older PC to run my scanner, though. It doesn't work on the new one.
Mar. 18th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
dwindling ecomomy
ALL of my LJ friends KNOW I suck when it comes to English skills, but FEW know I EXCEL in Calculus, but only time will tell if I'll be able to master C++, but I MUST!

As for our dwindling ecomomy, I'm holding on to ever penny I can, and I hope everyone else does the same thing, because God only knows what the future has in store for us all.

Mar. 18th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Re: dwindling ecomomy
Calculus, huh? I never could get the hang of trigonometry, even when I finally figured out what it was I was trying to do. I applaud you for that.

I'm not sure why you're so fanatical about Obama (and to a lesser extent, Clinton). Never mind the radio and TV pundits, what do any of the three frontrunners have going for them? They're all senators, they're all clueless, and any of those three winning will result in bad policy for our country.
Mar. 18th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Re: dwindling ecomomy
Because Obama is our man, the man who can save this country from further destruction, plus regain the respect we once had from countries worldwide.

God forbid we get 4 more years of those Republicans; just look what they've done to this country and it's people. THIRTEEN TRILLION dollars on a war that has accomplished ZERO, aside from those RICH assholes who have profitted from the bloodshed of our soldiers. Someone asked WHAT IS WINNING? I ask the same question.

What good does it do us to have our lives protected from the terrorist, if we starve to death, because of the SINFULLY ever growing gas prices and food prices?!

Obama is the ONLY one that's REAL.
Mar. 19th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Re: dwindling ecomomy
Want some pretzels with that Kool-Aid?
Mar. 19th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
Re: dwindling ecomomy
I hate pretzels! Sure, I'll have some Kool Aid, but only if it's strawberry. :o)
Mar. 18th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
I didn't see it in the photo, but if you're looking for a good C++ guide, try "C++: How to Program", From Deitel. Excellent book.
Mar. 18th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
I need all the help I can get
Yes, I need all the help I can get. I'll keep an eye out for the book you've recomended. Thanks!
Mar. 18th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
I never quite understood calculus, but I did comprehend trigonometry.

I think once you learn C, it isn't difficult to go to C++, and then to C#.
Mar. 18th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
It sure is a brain teaser, but I think I'm beginning to grasp it all. I THINK!

Keep those fingers crossed for me! :o)
Mar. 18th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
I have more respect for Obama than I ever have before after the speech he gave today. He put himself on the line, didn't try to duck the Rev Wright issue and answered the questions about Wright as plainly as he could. I was satisfied with his answers and the guts it took to take that albatross off his neck once and for all.

And all this crap about Rezko, he disclosed with full transparency every Rezko related donation given to his campaign and donated it all to charity. Let's see Clinton do that with her tax forms or even begin to address the issues of all the pardons given to Marc Rich, and associates of the Rodham brothers, etc. What is she trying to hide? Obama came forward with all the questionable associations he had. Even let people know about his ONE earmark. Hillary has 360 earmarks from budgets worth 2.2 billion dollars she won't account for.

There is nothing to like or respect about Hillary's candidacy. She let Obama take the blame for the Canadian fiasco, when it was her campaign that was mentioned as giving hush hush assurances to their government. She has mismanaged her own campaign both financially and ethically. The bitch is a monster and Power was absolutely right. Obama is no saint, but he's not pretending he is one either.
What she doesn't disclose now will be used against her in a general election if she is the nominee.
Mar. 18th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
LITTLE man Dick Morris

donchep, I can't even begin to express how I feel about this man. Never had I known a man so filled with such integrity exited, and after todays speech, I love him more than ever, and fully realize that he is the ONLY one who can bring back everything that this country has lost in the past 8 years.

This is the only man who can give the American people hope again, and most importantly, the respect this country once had from other countries.

As for Hillary Clinton, I just can't stand men like Hannity and that LITTLE man Dick Morris with the twisted ugly mouth, and who thinks he's so cleverly funny that he ALONE laughs at his repulsive jokes about other people, saying such down right NASTY things her!

Edited at 2008-03-18 09:07 pm (UTC)
Mar. 18th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Hang in there precious!

And I say don't hold on to every penny. Buy silver and gold because the dollar is on the down.
Mar. 18th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
a bag of used beans
I'll try my darling Dave.

I'm afraid the only thing I can afford to buy right now, is a bag of used beans from my favorite 2nd hand store! :o)
Mar. 18th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Yes... This recession will be tough...

*hugs you*

Missed you, beautiful :D
Mar. 21st, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
It makes me happy when I'm missed; especially by you!
Mar. 19th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
PLEASE Someone tell me what the hell he said that was so good.

The speech I heard was a joke, He admitted to lying through his teeth, Before he said he had no idea that Wright said the things he did Today he said he knew of what was said. HE LIED. And that BS statement about everyone has heard their Pastor Priest or Rabbi say things they did not agree with is a ciop out. I have never heard any Priest Pastor or Rabbi utter the term "God Damn America", or spout the hate mongering venom that has been broadcast lately. Obama has been a member of this chrrch for 20 years He knew full well of this guys attitude. PLUS the fact that Oprah joined and attended the church until she heard one of his venimous sermons and she abruptly quit and then Wright slammed her in front of the entire congregation saying he did not understand these "niggers" who did not agree with him.

Next his statements about the Constitution and the Founding Fathers tells me he has no frigging idea about what was happening back then and Who was for what. For those who dont know and that includes Obama, Ben Franklin was the founder of the Pennsylvania Abolitionist Society. They fought to end slavery. It was Franklin that demanded that the term "Life Liberty and The persuit of Happiness" be used, Initially it read Life Liberty and the right to own property. He did not want that because of the deligates from some of the southern states could have used that to insure their rights to own slaves who were at the time property. For someone who has an ivy league education, he needs to learn a little US History.

AS far as I am concerned he proved that he is NOT presidental material.

Im sorry pumplkin, I have to disagree with you on this. and Hannity is only one who is putting out the truth on Obama.
Mar. 19th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
Good to see you back My Sunshine :o)
I was starting to get worried about you

Love You!

So when You going to stop By Your Chat box I was there tonight was wondering do you still use it?

Savanah I was wondering one thing How is Helen doing?

Edited at 2008-03-19 09:21 am (UTC)
Mar. 21st, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
I've been so busy trying to salvage what I have, that I'd even forgotten about that chat box.

Hopefully, I'll eventually get back to it.

I'll make a post about little Helen soon. :o)
Mar. 22nd, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
Well Hope you show up soon some of the people stopping by are even asking for me by name ;o) lol But I think they think I am a woman boy would they be surprised ;o))) hahahaaaaa… but I sure do enjoy our chats Sunshine :o)

Like I have told you if there is any thing I can do to help just let me know.

Sending you lots of Hugs and Kisses!
Mar. 19th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
With each passing day I'm becoming more and more of an Obama believer. Mainly because of how he's weathered the storm of all the criticism and attacks with grace and class.
Mar. 21st, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Men like Obama are rare and few. Just look at how he refused to sell out the reverend, no matter what the cost may be!

The vultures continue to pick, non stop at his bones. DAMN them!!
Mar. 19th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
C++ ?! A cutie like you picking that up? Where do I sign again? ;)

I'm a veteran C++ slinger, so can help with questions. I see you've got Scott Meyers' books, which are excellent. I thought I knew C++ until I read those; and I recommend them for the "annual refresher" pile. (Actually, I'm overdue for doing just that.)

I also recommend checking out the Boost C++ library as it's chock full of goodies.

Not sure if I saw it in the list, but I recommend getting Design Patterns; it's a classic that won't go out of style any time soon.

(And not sure what the hangup with calculus, geometry, and trig is with regards to programming. You'll only need those if the happen to be relevant to your problem.)

Good luck! You're a sharp gal, so I'm sure you'll be slinging code with the pros soon enough.
Mar. 21st, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Woa.
I've been looking into the Boost library, and have found it to be as confusing as can be. I know that they are supposed to be like functions, but that template syntax is too confusing for me.

As for the calculus and the trig, I'm pretty good at calculus, but I don't think that I will be using it in creating any financial or scientific applications anytime too soon, but thanks for the heads up.

Thanks for wishing me luck, and for your confidence in me, but how I wish I had your intelligence, because if had only a forth of it, there's no end to the things I would do! :o)
Mar. 20th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
the el P homes look good to me.
Mar. 21st, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
It’s an eyesore on the outside, but inside, it’s pretty cozy.
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