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Registered May 13, 2011
Tripper2248's most recent comments:
- On 1 Aug 2011
How do bidding wars work?,
Turns out this was a short-sale...it was on the path to foreclosure. I was told with a 1/2 hour that my offer was too low, that were 3 offers on the place already, well above my highest price: I walked - I'm keeping my eye on what it actually sells for so I can try to determine what the others would go for. Since this is a neighborhood that is ideal (for me), I don't mind seeing these empty homes being bought.
A decision was supposed to have been made yesterday, but it is still listed and the "Open House" sign still outside?
- On 13 May 2011
Anyone like me ? 40 , married with kid and renting...,
I'm kind of in the same boat (a bit younger, single parent), I've been renting and saving with the hope of one day purchasing a home. I felt like a loser before when seemingly everyone seemed to be purchasing, but I'm just grateful I didn't purchase a home others told me I could afford when my calculator said I couldn't.
- On 13 May 2011
Why do Americans still dislike atheists?,
As a theist, I disliked atheists for all the reasons I was told to dislike/mistrust them. I kind of had the impression that they wore all black clothing, had piercings/tattoos and worshiped Satan. Then I actually came across a few atheists and found they didn't fit my impression of them. But it always puzzled me why they were so passionate about speaking to/about theists/theism. If you don't believe something, why are you giving me a hard time for believing? I always labeled the questions they asked that I couldn't answer as "atheist aggression" or atheists trying to persecute me. And then the point of the classic "The Emperor's New Clothes" clicked, I realized I had no rational basis for the beliefs I held and let go of the concept of a god. It's interesting to see loved ones/acquaintances try to fit what they know of me with they think an atheist is and finding that they don't align. Hopefully the more "normal" (yes, I'm normal) everyday people we have who come 'out,' the easier to get rid of the stereotypes and gain social acceptance.