Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Messages

Hi ....

Thanks for the idea about a way to leave messages at the top of the page. When I first read that, I thought "Gee, I can't do that." But it got me exploring the 'gadgets' that Blogger provides. It turns out I'd just been looking at a page called 'Basic' in setting up my blogs. But now I found lots of new toys. :) Probably wouldn't have gone looking, certainly wouldn't have tonight, if someone hadn't made the suggestion. :) Thanks!

And once I started looking, the "Home Foreclosure Search tool" gadget seemed like such a nice statement on the times. What a lovely way to remember to say THANK YOU to Wall Street and all their Republican and Democratic friends!

Holy Cow! Is that tool correct? I typed my home Denver, CO zip code into it, and came back with a page listing about 425 properties as coming up in auction and over 500 as "bank" or "government" owned. Is that all really in my one little Zip Code?

Damn. And here I was thinking of trying to sell my condo now that I'm unemployed. Maybe not!

And Denver's not supposed to be getting hit that bad. I wonder what a south Florida or a LA or a Las Vegas zip code looks like? If that's any indication of the problem, and not just a bad website or me misreading something, that points out the real problem they needed to be solving all along. All those loans are 'bad' or 'toxic' because of the drop in real estate prices. As the market keeps getting flooded with more foreclosures, that keeps getting worse. That means more home end up as foreclosures and the problem gets worse. I know the Democrats have started doing little bits to try to say they are trying to slow down foreclosures, but if the problem is this big, then what they really needed was to be putting all of those trillions of dollars they keep promising to their Wall Street buddies instead into propping up the housing market from the bottom. If their ain't no bottom on that market, then all the money they keep pumping into the banks won't do any good. If it isn't 'stolen', or euphemistically used for 'bonuses', then it will just go down the tubes as everything else follows the housing market down.

11 comments:

Lyle said...

I can't bear to put my area code in that foreclosure tool. I got better things to do today like file freedom of information requests and contact my State's attorney General about corruption in government. Keep the good work up though. Sad that Layla Anwar has been run off the internet completely by e-mail responses to her blog. At least free speech lives on here.

Aji said...

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Lyle said...

The first Spam on here? And for making money off of craigslist? haha

KDelphi said...

My pc logged me off when I tried the little "thingger-"--how do I go into "tools" or whatvever? My pc is almost as old as i am!

My neighborhood is almost a blank slate. Old guy next door is still here--thats about it. I was thinking of selling and moving, too. But, hell this place is tiny and would be hard to sell anyway. Sorry you havent been able to find work--no one has! It sucks here in OHio.

I am going to get off before i "get naegative" , as they say!Wouldnt want to do that!! LOL!

Have to stay upbeat for the 'war effort", right? Sigh...change, change, change,,,

KDelphi said...

I hate my fricking Gateway pc...is there a way to load Firefox, and uninstall IE, and to transfer your settings, does anyone know? I dont have the RAM to run both, if I am getting this right...

KDelphi said...

492 "bank owned" here in this city in Ohio--jeez...

Nannie said...

KD you don't have to log in to use the "thingee" just put your name and a message ...
Do you defrag your pc very often? It helps also to delete daily history and temp files by going into tools-internet options-delete temp files

Nannie said...

Duh ... and cookies of course

Nannie said...

Samson...
Is it my pc or is something wrong with the new toy? I get a " ERROR 404 " message in the thingee view.
what's up???

Samson said...

Yeah, I'm seeing the same thing. And I don't really have an idea as to why. Since its just a 'gadget' someone made available on blogger.com, I just plugged it in. Which means I don't have any idea why its not working.

KDelphi said...

Is anyone from the Rust Belt (Ohio, Ky.) that is going to the March 21 event? BTW , thanks for posting it!

We can share gas and give them hell (I dont have a car that would make it that far, but, I can split gas, and, have a sister that lives 3 miles from DC!)

A 2 bdrm condo...