Thursday, February 09, 2017

Good to be Back

This is what I saw when getting the morning newspapers.  Pardon me if I don't post until I get back in an hour or so.

Use the comments to make suggestions for topics you'd like to discuss. 

Update:
Well that break in the "Stay Away!" weather didn't last long.  At least my short game is getting better.
 Last year the camera would have to zoom out twice as far to show this many shots. 

18 comments:

Mike said...

beautiful picture Rob..

as far as topics..real estate, markets, economy, travel, sports, music etc..I'm open to all...I would caution about allowing political commentary though..that rarely ends up working out well..and was what broke up HCN imo..

Lawyerliz said...

Interest rates. Chinese investments in real estate and any Chinese sales.
I am finding politics so repulsive that even tho I get Drawn in I would be happy to ignore the whole political scene, although this is not a good idea for someone who wants to be a citizen in a democracy.
. . .are factory jobs really gone forever?
. . . How many houses on the west coast owned by Chinese are empty?
. . .are the Scotch Irish examples of former immigrant waves who never did integrate into America?

Lawyerliz said...

We pardon you!!

Mike said...

"Press 2 for Gaelic"...

Mike said...

Chinese investments in real estate and any Chinese sales.

speaking of which..friend of a friend is a real estate agent up here..catering to wealthy Chinese ex-pats. She tells the story of a couple of years ago she was showing houses to a client (just in from China)...there were three houses in the same neighborhood for sale (all in the $800K + range)..the client asked her to drive by all three houses..after they had done that..the client says "I'll take them"..never even bothered to look inside..

I'm hearing things are slowing down now though in that regards...Beijing cracking down on capital flight..

Lawyerliz said...

Amusing, but not good for anybody in the long term. I wonder what he did with them?

LBD said...

I pretty much agree with the suggested topics but would like to add politics influence economics. I do think a rational discussion base on actions of influence and not party attacks is good. Jobs, wages and interest rates are probably my main topic.

Thanks again. Crazy! LOL!

Mike said...

it was a she..not sure specifically in this instance..but a lot of times the wife and kids (+ elders)move over..husbands stay in China for their businesses..come to visit occasionally..

Lawyerliz said...

They don't speAK gaelic. My grandmother and great grandmother were chased out of Appalachia by the construction of a dam, and my grandmother had some interesting speach patterns such as, how ya be? They also had some interesting new Year customs when embarassed and humiliated my very repressive mother, which I think involved going through the house and chasing the Devils out. But they never did that by the time I came along. Too bad. My grandfather spoke German, but never bothered to teach us anything. He loved understanding the Jewish ladies when they spoke Yiddish. Much was gained, but much was lost in our melting pot.

Mike said...

a rational discussion base on actions of influence and not party attacks is good

well that would be a first for the internet...;<)



Lawyerliz said...

Interesting. I would think the ones left in China opened themselves to a lot of pressure and bribery by party officials.

Lawyerliz said...

Hahahaha. We all wish.

Mike said...

Much was gained, but much was lost in our melting pot.

there's only so much assimilation first generation immigrants will achieve..it's typically their kids that speed along the process (thru school and exposure to pop culture)..

(the Gaelic comment was meant as a joke)...

Rob Dawg said...

(the Gaelic comment was meant as a joke)...

More like shenanigans. ;)

New post BTW.

LBD said...

No one in my family spoke another language, nor did any of their elders. I a was told I am German but I don't care. I am an American.

Rob Dawg said...

On Cinco de Mayo we are all Mexican.
On St. Patrick's Day were are all Irish.
On the Fourth of July we are all patriots.

That's what makes us Americans and what makes us different.

Lawyerliz said...

I know, but they had some Elizabeth an speech patterns.

Lawyerliz said...

Yep.