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Darla Tagrin April 21, 2014 at 07:42 am
It's all about the churches and other organizations wanting to force people into a mold, and tellRead More them what they must be. It's all about control, and rejecting anyone who does not accede to the organization's authority. If you won't or can't fit the mold, you're rejected and denigrated.
Pam Hamburg April 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm
What about alcohol? It's just a legal drug, after all. Of course, Prohibition didn't work.Read More Ultimately, this won't either.
Carl Petersen III April 7, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Pam Hamburg April 07, 2014 at 10:16 AM "Carl, I used the word 'assume', meaning I could veryRead More well be wrong. I know all too well that assume is making an ass out of you and me. In this case, I used it properly. You stated: 'Unfortunately, too many people do lack enough logical skills and would really believe that statement.' More than just logic is lacking today, like COMMON SENSE." ____________________________________________________ I guess I gave you more credit than I should have. Why would you assume that the story is true because you did not see it on a hoax site? This simply means that it has not been evaluated. If they had researched the story and found it to be true, then that would be a valid reason to conclude that it was a true story.
Pam Hamburg April 7, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Carl, did you even READ or UNDERSTAND A WORD I WROTE???? NO, it has not been evaluated, no s**tRead More Sherlock. You are obviously a part of the NCS crowd...NO COMMON SENSE. Case closed on my part.
Pam Hamburg April 7, 2014 at 06:02 pm
Oh, and JoeE, you can't tell fact from fiction anymore either. What makes you so special?
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Rob Dalrymple April 2, 2014 at 03:07 pm
Median sales price and market value are not the same thing. To determine the median sales price,Read More you first sort the list of sold homes in ascending order, then pick the middle value. Median is the numerical value separating the higher half of a data sample, from the lower half. So in the example, $280,000 is the middle price that houses in the county sold for in 2013, with the low being $25,000 and the high being $1,100,000, (from MRIS data) not the market value of those houses. Market Value, in very general terms, is what a particular house "should" actually sell for, and should not to be confused with Market Price, which (again in very general terms) is the amount that a house actually sells for. Neither are the Median Sales Price Here's the full definition from the thefreedictionary.com http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Market+Value Market value is the highest price a willing buyer would pay and a willing seller would accept, both being fully informed, and the property being exposed for sale for a reasonable period of time. The market value may be different from the price a property can actually be sold for at a given time (market price). The market value of an article or piece of property is the price that it might be expected to bring if offered for sale in a fair market; not the price that might be obtained on a sale at public auction or a sale forced by the necessities of the owner, but such a price as would be fixed by negotiation and mutual agreement, after ample time to find a purchaser, as between a seller who is willing (but not compelled) to sell and a purchaser who desires to buy but is not compelled to take the particular article or piece of property. So maybe a more appropriate title for this article would be "Homes for Sale Below the 2013 Local Median Sales Price", since as titled, it suggests that the 3 houses shown are being offered below market value, which they probably are not. I say this because 2 of the 3 houses have been for sale for over 250 days (252 and 325) which to me is an indication that they are overpriced. And with the average days on market in the county at 86 (Feb 2014), they do not meet the "reasonable period of time" in the definition. My best advice for buyers or sellers looking to find out what the current market conditions are in their area, is to consult a local real estate agent.
Rob Dalrymple April 2, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Sorry, hitting the "Post Comment" button removed all of the paragraphs and lineRead More spacing...makes it kind of hard to read.
sp0t March 31, 2014 at 08:49 am
Great post! It is sad how disconnected we have become with the true definition of words likeRead More "patriot" and "patriotism." "Patriotism" is not measured in terms of religious faith, the volume of ones voice, or a hatred of anti-capitalism. A true Patriot is a person who is willing to stand up and fight for their nation as a whole. Someone who understands that in order for a government to succeed, it must take into account the needs of all its constituents. A person who knows that you can't get everything you want, all of the time. Sadly, I can think of few politicians today who fit this definition.
Carl Petersen III March 31, 2014 at 11:19 am
Thank you John and spOt.
Mark Gunderman March 31, 2014 at 07:18 pm
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and moralityRead More are indispensable supports" - George Washington Farewell Address, 1796.