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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 22, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Remember many of these people may very well have jobs, they aren’t making enough to qualify
and pay the exorbitant rentals being charged.

Here where we live we have rentals, right now only 5, plus a bit of farmland rented and we bought
a building the local post office rents. We rent slightly below market, hubby and I need to make a profit but
we are not trying to gouge anyone. We get calls daily looking for places to rent. He is working on 2 more
now and will have one ready in a couple of months. We want to make sure people can live, we have always
done it this way. Make sure they are well insulated, all systems are functioning, generally heating and
cooling systems updated too. We want people to get value for their money. We have loyal renters.
Sure we could make a lot more money, but as hubby says we have enough. That’s what burns me about
so many very wealthy, they want it all and more, they do not want to share with the people that make
them wealthy at all. After you have so many millions or billions, what is the point of hoarding more?

Husband wants to get 2 more, but I for one am tired and getting old and also even here prices for these
old houses are priced way beyond what we want to pay now so we can keep our rents low. And now because
the state has reduced monies to our counties and towns, local property taxes must be raised and they
have even raised local option taxes so hard for us to hold rents down and make a decent return. People
here are very priced out of the market too, but we don’t see homeless around here. They are likely couch
surfing with friends or relatives. It would be hard to do here anyway, especially in cold weather, they
would die even in tents.

This is happening on a much larger scale elsewhere, not sure how it will end, I think just more and more
homeless. A lot of it is also people not taking care of their credit and having a bad score can’t even
qualify for a rental. But if no insurance and they have an illness or people are living one paycheck from being
homeless, its hard for them to worry about stuff like credit scores. I don’t think it will get better either.
And, of course, you just have some people that make bad choices and will never learn no matter what they
make. Homelessness is a complicated issue for sure.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 22, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Remember many of these people may very well have jobs, they aren’t making enough to qualify
and pay the exorbitant rentals being charged.

Here where we live we have rentals, right now only 5, plus a bit of farmland rented and we bought
a building the local post office rents. We rent slightly below market, hubby and I need to make a profit but
we are not trying to gouge anyone. We get calls daily looking for places to rent. He is working on 2 more
now and will have one ready in a couple of months. We want to make sure people can live, we have always
done it this way. Make sure they are well insulated, all systems are functioning, generally heating and
cooling systems updated too. We want people to get value for their money. We have loyal renters.
Sure we could make a lot more money, but as hubby says we have enough. That’s what burns me about
so many very wealthy, they want it all and more, they do not want to share with the people that make
them wealthy at all. After you have so many millions or billions, what is the point of hoarding more?

Husband wants to get 2 more, but I for one am tired and getting old and also even here prices for these
old houses are priced way beyond what we want to pay now so we can keep our rents low. And now because
the state has reduced monies to our counties and towns, local property taxes must be raised and they
have even raised local option taxes so hard for us to hold rents down and make a decent return. People
here are very priced out of the market too, but we don’t see homeless around here. They are likely couch
surfing with friends or relatives. It would be hard to do here anyway, especially in cold weather, they
would die even in tents.

This is happening on a much larger scale elsewhere, not sure how it will end, I think just more and more
homeless. A lot of it is also people not taking care of their credit and having a bad score can’t even
qualify for a rental. But if no insurance and they have an illness or people are living one paycheck from being
homeless, its hard for them to worry about stuff like credit scores. I don’t think it will get better either.
And, of course, you just have some people that make bad choices and will never learn no matter what they
make. Homelessness is a complicated issue for sure.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:34 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 22, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Remember many of these people may very well have jobs, they aren’t making enough to qualify
and pay the exorbitant rentals being charged.

Here where we live we have rentals, right now only 5, plus a bit of farmland rented and we bought
a building the local post office rents. We rent slightly below market, hubby and I need to make a profit but
we are not trying to gouge anyone. We get calls daily looking for places to rent. He is working on 2 more
now and will have one ready in a couple of months. We want to make sure people can live, we have always
done it this way. Make sure they are well insulated, all systems are functioning, generally heating and
cooling systems updated too. We want people to get value for their money. We have loyal renters.
Sure we could make a lot more money, but as hubby says we have enough. That’s what burns me about
so many very wealthy, they want it all and more, they do not want to share with the people that make
them wealthy at all. After you have so many millions or billions, what is the point of hoarding more?

Husband wants to get 2 more, but I for one am tired and getting old and also even here prices for these
old houses are priced way beyond what we want to pay now so we can keep our rents low. And now because
the state has reduced monies to our counties and towns, local property taxes must be raised and they
have even raised local option taxes so hard for us to hold rents down and make a decent return. People
here are very priced out of the market too, but we don’t see homeless around here. They are likely couch
surfing with friends or relatives. It would be hard to do here anyway, especially in cold weather, they
would die even in tents.

This is happening on a much larger scale elsewhere, not sure how it will end, I think just more and more
homeless. A lot of it is also people not taking care of their credit and having a bad score can’t even
qualify for a rental. But if no insurance and they have an illness or people are living one paycheck from being
homeless, its hard for them to worry about stuff like credit scores. I don’t think it will get better either.
And, of course, you just have some people that make bad choices and will never learn no matter what they
make. Homelessness is a complicated issue for sure.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:34 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #5 (Aug 2017)

August 22, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Seems I read somewhere the other day, they think might be some hacking into the
systems, I’m sure its being looked at. Hacking would make sense.

Son is really busy now, they are getting ready to start the latest war games in Korea.
Didn’t even have time to say much yesterday, he was off to a meeting, its expected.
Hope nothing goes awry there during them.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 20, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I saw comments about the homeless, can explain easily.

It’s not just druggies, its people not making enough money. At the duplex we just sold, the rents were $595
and $450, for a 2 and 1 bedroom, we knew they were low but as long as the property taxes were low, we made
money and they could live well. but the taxes went up over $3k, this was in Texas, the ladies couldn’t pay
that much, they had lived there forever and had to move in with family.

The folks that just bought it put the first 2 bedroom up for rent for $900, that will be plus a $52 water, sewer, and trash
bill for zero usage. The gas bill was $20, no usage, one had the AC almost off and was $50, the other was set low and $140, house
is well insulated, systems are newer and almost new. So lots of money for rent. I’m sure people are struggling to pay money
like that. This is a nice house but in a very poor neighborhood, mostly Hispanic, but good schools for the kids to go to and
an expensive subdivision next door.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 19, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I get so much pain in my feet sometimes can’t walk, just have to take a day off.
In an emergency I’m likely screwed. Like ajax said I have lived with pain all my
life so I can tolerate a lot, just have to, to get through each day. But its hard.

Not a bad cut or shot, hummm, you were lucky they weren’t life threatening I
guess, don’t think I could handle those.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK – Foot Care

August 19, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I get so much pain in my feet sometimes can’t walk, just have to take a day off.
In an emergency I’m likely screwed. Like ajax said I have lived with pain all my
life so I can tolerate a lot, just have to, to get through each day. But its hard.

Not a bad cut or shot, hummm, you were lucky they weren’t life threatening I
guess, don’t think I could handle those.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 18, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Kind of prepping, but maybe not. We have a truck and car, also an old 98 3/4 ton Dodge Ram, we are going to give it
to son as it has a snow plow and upstate NY he likely can use it. Also got them a new Terrain, good incentives off now.
They are moving to the states from S Korea and everything has to be bought again. Vehicles do not pass emissions so
selling their car, truck, and motorcycle. All appliances are 220 so a problem there, have to buy a house and likely some
furniture though the gov is shipping most of it. Still they have a pot load of money to have to spend and son has never
asked us for anything. He has a good job but still that’s a lot to have to spend all at once. Hubby and I figure
might as well help, we have never done so and might as well help them, as give it all to nursing homes one day.
Been thinking of it for awhile, neither my car 2013 Cadillac SRX or hubbys 2006 Lincoln Mark have 4 wheel drive. In winter
if a lot of snow we are kind of stranded. So I found a beauty of a 2017 blue Silverado 4 X 4 for us, I like a truck anyway,
more useful and it will ride 6. Probably not comfortably for a long distance but around. There are 3 of them and 3 of
us so will be quite useful, my smaller car gets tight with 5. Also you never know when 2 trucks could be very worthwhile,
we could pull trailers and carry loads too.

Not what we planned to do, but oh well, we will help our own, can always tighten the belt somewhere when we need to.
So far life is good.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 18, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Kind of prepping, but maybe not. We have a truck and car, also an old 98 3/4 ton Dodge Ram, we are going to give it
to son as it has a snow plow and upstate NY he likely can use it. Also got them a new Terrain, good incentives off now.
They are moving to the states from S Korea and everything has to be bought again. Vehicles do not pass emissions so
selling their car, truck, and motorcycle. All appliances are 220 so a problem there, have to buy a house and likely some
furniture though the gov is shipping most of it. Still they have a pot load of money to have to spend and son has never
asked us for anything. He has a good job but still that’s a lot to have to spend all at once. Hubby and I figure
might as well help, we have never done so and might as well help them, as give it all to nursing homes one day.
Been thinking of it for awhile, neither my car 2013 Cadillac SRX or hubbys 2006 Lincoln Mark have 4 wheel drive. In winter
if a lot of snow we are kind of stranded. So I found a beauty of a 2017 blue Silverado 4 X 4 for us, I like a truck anyway,
more useful and it will ride 6. Probably not comfortably for a long distance but around. There are 3 of them and 3 of
us so will be quite useful, my smaller car gets tight with 5. Also you never know when 2 trucks could be very worthwhile,
we could pull trailers and carry loads too.

Not what we planned to do, but oh well, we will help our own, can always tighten the belt somewhere when we need to.
So far life is good.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 18, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Yes, same here, DIL and grandson here, just saw grandson once when 5 months, they are here till son gets
here and they are able to buy a house and get settled. That will be the middle of winter, bad time.

I’m hoping all is well but with the additional work I have quit on the garden, wanted to can sooooo much
more, but I just get exhausted. Trying to tell DIL, but she gets stumped and also you can tell she is not disciplined
to just keep working when you have batches of fresh items to prepare.

She means well but she is just not focused like us old folks, still, she is a good mom so not complaining. Our kids just
grew up differently.

Grandson is having a ball with grandpa, with us he cries, etc, with grandpa settles right down
Well I too digressed. I think I will be ok, felt some better today after not trying to can half the night. Hubby says
no garden next year, going to kill me.

Grandson got his cat scan and blood work today. Monday hearing evaluation.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 18, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Yes, same here, DIL and grandson here, just saw grandson once when 5 months, they are here till son gets
here and they are able to buy a house and get settled. That will be the middle of winter, bad time.

I’m hoping all is well but with the additional work I have quit on the garden, wanted to can sooooo much
more, but I just get exhausted. Trying to tell DIL, but she gets stumped and also you can tell she is not disciplined
to just keep working when you have batches of fresh items to prepare.

She means well but she is just not focused like us old folks, still, she is a good mom so not complaining. Our kids just
grew up differently.

Grandson is having a ball with grandpa, with us he cries, etc, with grandpa settles right down
Well I too digressed. I think I will be ok, felt some better today after not trying to can half the night. Hubby says
no garden next year, going to kill me.

Grandson got his cat scan and blood work today. Monday hearing evaluation.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:56 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 17, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Appears I have had a heart attack per the cardiologist yesterday. We don’t know when and he ordered an
ultrasound to see if the valves were damaged. The big complaint is I’m sooooo tired the last 4 months or
so and not feeling like myself. He also is having my B12 levels checked. If anything turns up on the ultracound
then in for a heart cath, so hope it doesn’t. I knew I was feeling bad but this has knocked the socks off me.
Just draggin’ tail around here. When I had so much pain I took aspirin, likely saved me, now has me on a
dosage of baby aspirin daily. Like I said getting old is our limitations.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

August 17, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I bought tincture of iodine from a locally owned pharmacy, but the small bottle was $11.89.
It was either this year or last so some is out there. But then they also compound prescriptions
so they carry some odd items. I know the pharmacist there has commented on some books
I have read while waiting on scripts so think he is a prepper himself.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 16, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

We are drying peaches again tonight. I’m tired to much other things to do and the bad foot
is killing me. DIL wanted to pick more and I said lets get this wagonload done first, please.
We have tomatoes also. I want to send tomato juice and stewed tomatoes with she and
son plus canned peaches and peach jam. Have to see if I have the energy.

They are going to snow country but she knows about stocking up.

I bought 30 pounds of sugar today, almost ran out, will get more, have vinegar, didn’t make
many pickles this year, had some left.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 14, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I think I got a dream of a DIL, I went to town and she has been out picking peaches, she got a small wagon that you haul behind the mower off the tree. We are going to can, dry, and make preserves, they are going to take some with them to New York. Her mom cans but she said she never learned how.

She is thrilled, she sure is hard to get her to throw anything away. She said in Russia her mom made something out of everything. Makes you realize how wasteful we are here.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 14, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I think I got a dream of a DIL, I went to town and she has been out picking peaches, she got a small wagon that you haul behind the mower off the tree. We are going to can, dry, and make preserves, they are going to take some with them to New York. Her mom cans but she said she never learned how.

She is thrilled, she sure is hard to get her to throw anything away. She said in Russia her mom made something out of everything. Makes you realize how wasteful we are here.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:52 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 14, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I think I got a dream of a DIL, I went to town and she has been out picking peaches, she got a small wagon that you haul behind the mower off the tree. We are going to can, dry, and make preserves, they are going to take some with them to New York. Her mom cans but she said she never learned how.

She is thrilled, she sure is hard to get her to throw anything away. She said in Russia her mom made something out of everything. Makes you realize how wasteful we are here.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:52 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

August 13, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

We have 2 100 pound tanks will run my kitchen stove for about a year, I love to cook with
propane. We also have an old wood stove at MIL’s we could use if we needed to and there is plenty
of wood to be had here. Likely have to install it to heat the house and cook also, but it would
work. Wonder if we should buy and stock up on new stove pipes and damper just in case.

We have 3 generators both gas and diesel but may not be able to get more fuel for them after
awhile. Will have to run them off and on for refrigeration. With no central heating system
eventually basement would be cool enough to keep a lot of foods.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:36 am


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General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

August 13, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

We have 2 100 pound tanks will run my kitchen stove for about a year, I love to cook with
propane. We also have an old wood stove at MIL’s we could use if we needed to and there is plenty
of wood to be had here. Likely have to install it to heat the house and cook also, but it would
work. Wonder if we should buy and stock up on new stove pipes and damper just in case.

We have 3 generators both gas and diesel but may not be able to get more fuel for them after
awhile. Will have to run them off and on for refrigeration. With no central heating system
eventually basement would be cool enough to keep a lot of foods.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:36 am