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Archive for October, 2008

Why I’m An Atheist

Posted by mikenopolis on October 29, 2008

I just read this news article in regards to the upcoming election and Proposition 8 (Banning of Gay Marriages)

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/students-school-rally-2208662-high-kalagian

–“I’m here to voice my opinion and not sit at home and do nothing about it,” said senior Albert Liao, 17, a Protestant Christian from Mission Viejo. “The Bible states that marriage is between a man and a woman.”–

Whenever I hear people justify their actions and decisions because of the Bible, it pisses me off. It’s great that you believe in something/someone, after all it is the backbone to our laws. But it is wrong to enforce those religion based decisions onto others. There are wars over the holy land, we have child molestation charges against Priests. We have people killing people “in the name of the lord”. I think the religion thing still has a lot of room for improvement.

We all have to understand that times have changed since the books of the Bible was written. I’m neither for not against Prop. 8. But I do think allowing gays and lesbians to be married would be a great way to stimulate the economy. Think about all money they would spend on their wedding! or how much they would spend on the divorce!

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I Would Never Survive In Ohio

Posted by mikenopolis on October 28, 2008

I don’t like to voice my political views to people because I think it’s too personal. I keep my political opinions to myself for the same reason we vote inside covered booths instead of an open area.

After viewing this I now fear for my life. These people in Ohio are nuts. It’s one thing to support McCain/Palin and not Obama/Biden, it’s a whole different thing when you verbally attack Obama by calling him a N@#$er and a terrorist.

I used to think growing up in Los Angeles was tough. I think I would rather have money taped on my naked body walking through Compton than to show up at one of these rallies. Their ignorance is unbelievable! it’s almost 2009 and they are still stuck in the 50’s. If they saw me, they might haul me off to build railroads for them.

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Gas Price is lowwww!

Posted by mikenopolis on October 26, 2008

Short post: gas price at Costco in Fountain Valley, CA super low today!
$2.74 / $2.99. I don’t remember the last time I saw a ‘2’. I’m so happy!

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I’m Asian, I Can Be A Stereotype…NOT A “Costume”!!!

Posted by mikenopolis on October 20, 2008

I went to my friend’s birthday dinner this past weekend. One of our discussions  was about her company’s upcoming Halloween “Theme”. Normally you hear themed costume, you think of Disney Characters, Presidents, Animals, etc. Their bright idea was for everyone to dress like Chinese people, WHAT?!?!?

The question of the night was do I and all the other Asians (sorry Yvonne, you are Mexican, your vote doesn’t count) find this offensive. My answer was a no, but it’s still wrong not because you are dressed that way, I’m offended that you are using it as a Halloween costume. I’m sorry, but me being Chinese is not a costume, I can’t take this off! I’m not sure how this got past their human resources department, but the S@#* will hit the fan if just one person lawyers up.

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My Thoughts On When The Housing Market Will Hit Bottom

Posted by mikenopolis on October 8, 2008

I just read an article in the Orange County Register: “Trader Bet LA/OC Home Price Fall 18.5% More“. It wasn’t the article itself that made me think, it was the comments that I’ve seen regarding this subject. There are the group of people who thinks it is a good time to buy home, other think that the housing market will continue to crash. Here are my thoughts and opinions having worked in the back end of the mortgage business.

Housing prices WILL continue to fall, I cannot give an accurate percentage without spending some time with my old files, but I would say if you find a home you like at over 40% cheaper than what the current (or foreclosed) owner paid for and it is in good condition, try your best to get it because when it gets even lower, more people will want the house you are interested in and it will created a complicated bidding war. Your possibility of getting the house you really want will be very slim. It will create a lot more work for you because of all the paperwork you need to fill out JUST to submit one offer.

Majority of the sub-prime lenders were still funding loans with a 2 years fix rate (2/28) in June of 2007, It didn’t come to a complete halt until around August 2007, which means there are still plenty of people currently living within that 2 years period. Around September of 2009 is when the remainder of those homes will start defaulting and be foreclosed on as their rates and payments rise, that should be the last of the mass sub-prime home inventory. Of course there are other loan products that were 3, 5 or 10 year fixes, but they were rare and not as “plentiful” as the 2/28.

We have two homes with both a 30 year fix loan. One in LA purchased in 2002 another just purchased in OC at the end of 2008. I personally believe they were purchased at a good time. Might be taking a lost on the OC property for a while, but it will be a gain when we’re ready to sell. Time wisely or you’ll be renting for another 10 years before you MIGHT see “affordable” homes. Think about what age you will be when you get this house, what age will you be when you finally pay it off and will you be able to have a stable income at that age. Anything can happen in 30 years, but personally, I don’t want to pay 25 years of mortgage just to have it foreclosed on because I was forced into retirement!

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“Music” That Makes Me Want To Stab Myself In The Ear With a Spoon

Posted by mikenopolis on October 6, 2008

During my daily long commute to and from work, I usually listen to podcasts of my favorite talk radio program, Frosty, Heidi & Frank (FHF) who are on around noon on 97.1FM here in Southern California. I have over 80GB of music in my collection, but FHF’s funny rambling keeps me awake driving at 5:30 in the morning.

This morning I forgot to grab my iPod and drove for an hour radio station surfing and heard a very annoying song by M.I.A. called “Flying Planes”

This woman belongs in the same genre as Soulja Boy Tell’em. These little pieces of turd definitely didn’t see MTV when they still had music videos. Their noise is GARBAGE, I’d rather listen to K’Fed and Marky Mark sing an Opera. What the hell is M.I.A “singing” anyway? If I had gotten into a collision, I would’ve sued her, her producer, the distributor and the radio station. I want to stab myself in the ear and scoop out the part of the brain that controls memory and hearing….now I also want to scoop out my eyes because I just read the lyrics….WHAT!?!??!?!?!??!?!????!??????!?!!?!?!?!?!? Why am I not making music and getting paid?

***M.I.A. – Flying Planes***

I fly like paper, get high like planes
If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name
If you come around here, I make ’em all day
I get one down in a second if you wait

I fly like paper, get high like planes
If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name
If you come around here, I make ’em all day
I get one down in a second if you wait

Sometimes I feel sitting on trains
Every stop I get to I’m clocking that game
Everyone’s a winner we’re making our fame
Bonafide hustler making my name

Sometimes I feel sitting on trains
Every stop I get to I’m clocking that game
Everyone’s a winner we’re making our fame
Bonafide hustler making my name

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

Pirate skulls and bones
Sticks and stones and weed and bones
Running when we hit ’em
Lethal poison through their system

Pirate skulls and bones
Sticks and stones and weed and bones
Running when we hit ’em
Lethal poison through their system

No one on the corner has swagga like us
Hit me on my banner prepaid wireless
We pack and deliver like UPS trucks
Already goin hard just pumping that gas

No one on the corner has swagga like us
Hit me on my banner prepaid wireless
We pack and deliver like UPS trucks
Already goin hard just pumping that gas

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

M.I.A.
Third world democracy
Yeah, I got more records than the K.G.B.
So, uh, no funny business
YOU ARE ALREADY ARE!

Some some some I some I murder
Some I some I let go
Some some some I some I murder
Some I some I let go

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAA CHING!)
And take your money

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