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By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Today is one of those days best devoted to staying home and watching movies.  We are experiencing the largest snow storm in recent history. I caught a movie I had seen a few years ago.  "Men of Honor" starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Robert De Niro.  I had seen it once before and really enjoyed it.  ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  The DNA of your newborn child is being collected by the government.  Parents are unaware that these tests are taking place. Parents find out accidentally when their Pediatrician calls them to notify them of some aliment or disease, their child either has or may be prone to. "We were appalled wh...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  It was announced today the Premier of the Province of Newfoundland, Danny Williams is coming to the U.S.for heart surgery. In an interview he cited, among other things, a wait of 182 days for any kind of surgical procedure.  A huge majority of women's cancer tests came back with inaccurate resu...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  Yesterday the President was the guest of House Republican leaders at the congressional GOP issues conference. The questioning was pretty respectful and Obama fielded them with ease. Things heated up when Jeb Hensarling, a former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas, asked the final que...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Congresswoman  Barbara Bachmann, appearing on conservative talker Dom Giordano's radio show in Philadelphia seems to have received some ungentlemanly treatment by Arlen Specter.  You can hear the radio audio and read the full article here.         "Now wait a minute. I'll stop and you can talk," ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  This week we greeted David Stevens of HUD as a new member here on Active Rain.  We are all glad he has brought Washington directly to us.  Hopefully he will interact with us. We are the professionals who actually have our fingers on the pulse of the real estate market.  170,000 strong makes us ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  Another sign of our troubled times.  Today a list of stores and businesses likely to close in the near future was released. Some of them have been household names for generations. At least 3 of them I love to patronize because of the manufacturers and brands they carry.  Our selections are begi...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  Used to think it was just the usual folks here on AR who blamed Bush for everything.  Surprised Bush was not blamed for the earthquake in Haiti. Two Gubernatorial defeats in November.  Would you think you'd get the message? On Tuesday the Dems suffer a stunning defeat.  They really thought they...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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            What a night.  Massachusetts speaks for WE THE PEOPLE!  This has to be the clearest message the Obama administration has received.  Almost a year to the day Obama was sworn in - he got a resounding DEFEAT!! Have no fear - the revolution begins once again in Massachusetts.  Sam Adams w...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  Recently I read an article in the Scranton Times-Tribune concerning LED traffic lights.  The Federal Energy Policy of 2005 banned the use of incandescent lights in favor of LED's. Traffic lights in North East Pa have been converted to LED over the past seven years.  Almost immediately it was ap...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  Tonight I received this email from my broker.  I thought the issue was extremely important to all Realtors and wanted to pass it along.   I've heard that Cap and Trade contained a provision which could cause homeowners to retrofit their homes prior to selling them.    We know that would be a hu...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Late last year Glen Beck and Bill O'Reilly announced that they were collaborating on a tour.  The Bold Fresh Tour starts later this month.  Beck and O'Reilly together is destined to be a night to be remembered.  Within days all the scheduled tours were sold out.Bold Fresh Tour   The public has be...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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              The Dumb Friends League.  What an intriguing name.  A non-profit group started by Colorado Dermatologist Dr. Leslie Capin. Between Paris Hilton and two movies "Legally Blonde" and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" a craze began to own the tiny dogs featured. Chihuahua's were hitting the mar...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  We all heard that the Obama's did not want the traditional nativity scene displayed at the White House.                    The Obama's wanted a non-religious celebration.     The Nativity has been a fixture for every Christmas since it was donated to the White House.    It is a beautiful histor...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Yet another story is being reported today that should raise alarms and concerns with those who value our right to free speech.               No it is not being carried by the Main Stream Media.  Little attention is being paid to this incident and the majority of Americans have no idea what has g...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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This poem was sent to me by a good friend and fellow Realtor Mike O'Boyle from Luzerne County Pa.  I thought it was worth passing along to my Active Rain friends. No matter how our military prepares to celebrate a normal Christmas for our troops - there will be many entrenched in uncomfortable a...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  It was reported that one Commander in the Iraq theater intends to strenuously enforce military code which prohibits soldiers from becoming pregnant while in a combat zone. When either a male or a female join the military service they vow to uphold Corps First and the Mission.  Pregnancy severel...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  Today it was announced by Gallup that our Congress has reached a new high point. 55% of the American Public think badly of our current Congress. 51% of the American Public think badly of car salesmen. It would seem that our Congress is viewed as worse than the much maligned car salesman. Congra...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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The latest theory driving global warming is not that the earth is warming or cooling, but that it is OVER POPULATED. Solutions such as adopting China's one child policy are being discussed in Copenhagen. Read the full article to get a handle on exactly how Global Warming is going to be used to sp...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  It seems that right after the turkey gets cold we are hearing the familiar bell of the Salvation Army.  It reminds us that this is a season of GIVING as well as RECIEVING. Some times you wonder when you see those kettles, or other groups vying for your donation dollars - How Many People Will It...

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