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Old 03-07-2008, 12:24 AM
 
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I didn't bring my sexual orientation into the fray. Another poster did.


I sliced my finger open this evening so some lower-middle-class woman from The Bronx could overextend herself into buying a Pocono McMansion and then be "bailed out" for it? That makes me feel REALLY perky let me tell you.


He knew your orientation, you must have posted that somewhere.

You should be talking about this in the NEPA forum, but Im going to settle this. You dont know what its like coming from a cramped lifestyle in the Bronx. Life in the Bronx is waking up every day and dreaming of leaving 9x9 rooms and 2 subway transfers each way to work for fresh air, a yard, and more living space. This woman that you let get under your skin for no reason probably paid her dues in life. Accept that, toughen up and quit whining.

You are very defensive and you write ridiculous novels. We are talking snobby towns in New Jersey here.

 
Old 03-07-2008, 12:32 AM
 
Location: UWS -- Lucky Me!
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When more and more people purchase McMansions they know in advance they'll never be able to afford and default on their mortgages, it makes it increasingly difficult for responsible people to be approved for a mortgage.
Because they don't know in advance. Many of them -- and not necessarily the McMansion dwellers -- been conned by the mortgage issuers. I agree that the solution for the default should not be immediate government bailout of the defaulters, but rather the pressure of public opinion exerted on the issuers to renegotiate terms that do not screw the borrower.

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I'm different from these scenarios because I didn't "choose" to be gay. These others DID choose to live beyond their means, smoke, gamble away their heating fuel budgets, drag race, etc. You can't draw a comparison between sexual orientation and the economy.
I think you left a light on in the other room. Go turn it off.

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. . . I'll give this until the late-morning before someone implies that I was the one who drug my sexual orientation into the debate . . .
This is getting to be a drag, and it's not your fault that this is about the fifth time I've heard it in two days, but . . .

THE WORD IS "dragged" I drag, I dragged, I have dragged this burden, etc.
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Main Entry: 2drag Function:verb Inflected Form(s):dragged; drag·gingDate:15th century transitive verb1 a (1): to draw slowly or heavily : haul (2): to cause (as oneself) to move with slowness or difficulty <dragged myself up the stairs> (3): to cause to trail along a surface <wandered off dragging the leash> b (1): to bring by or as if by force or compulsion <had to drag her husband to the opera> (2): to extract by or as if by pulling c: protract <drag a story out>2 a: to pass a drag over <drag a field> b: to explore with a drag <drag a pond> c: to catch with a dragnet3: to hit (a drag bunt) while moving toward first base4: to move (items on a computer screen) especially by means of a mouseintransitive verb1: to hang or lag behind2: to fish or search with a drag3: to trail along on the ground4 a: to move slowly because of fatigue <was dragging after the long trip> b: to proceed or continue laboriously or tediously <the lawsuit dragged on for years>5: draw 4a <drag on a cigarette>6: to make a plucking or pulling movement7: to participate in a drag race
— drag·ging·ly \ˈdra-giŋ-lē\ adverb
— drag one's feet also drag one's heels : to act in a deliberately slow or dilatory manner
 
Old 03-07-2008, 06:20 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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How does my being gay burden our economy? Show me some solid evidence on how my "irresponsible" behaviors place an unfair burden upon others as externalities. When someone smokes and falls ill, they have knowingly put themselves into a situation that will cause health care insurance rates to rise for EVERYONE. When someone buys a Hummer simply to "look cool" as they drive back and forth to their office, this resulting increased demand for gasoline drives up prices for EVERYONE. When some snot-nosed teenaged males with Mustangs go drag-racing and wrap their sports cars around trees, that correspondingly raises automobile insurance rates for ALL males in that age bracket, as we are viewed as being a greater liability thanks to such irresponsibility. When more and more people purchase McMansions they know in advance they'll never be able to afford and default on their mortgages, it makes it increasingly difficult for responsible people to be approved for a mortgage. I see some of the same senior citizens in my area who whine that they can't pay their home heating bills or medication expenditures sitting at the casino---they can afford to "play," but when it comes time to pay the piper they'd rather ask for government handouts it would seem.

You can make all the excuses you want, but I'm tired of being a minimalist and being "burned" with a higher cost-of-living for EVERYTHING because others don't know how to keep their spending in check or make non-destructive decisions in their lives. Why should EVERYONE in a society suffer from the actions of a few?

I'm different from these scenarios because I didn't "choose" to be gay. These others DID choose to live beyond their means, smoke, gamble away their heating fuel budgets, drag race, etc. You can't draw a comparison between sexual orientation and the economy.
Dude it's not even worth debating with you. In one paragraph you judged just about every segment of society. Let's see smokers,drivers of large vehicles,snot nose kids, owners of large houses and finally seniors. What a shame you are the WORST hypocrite to post on city data EVER. Get a life and stop crying about EVERYONE AND EVERTHING> Last time I checked all the people you mentioned negatively here live in the good old United States of America and are free to pursue these things.

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Old 03-07-2008, 07:38 AM
 
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This isn't closed yet? tahiti, BobKovacs, Rapture....?
 
Old 03-07-2008, 07:47 AM
 
Location: NJ
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^^ unfortunately I have to agree. thread closed. see what you've caused juliann?
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