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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Australian sugar ants
« Last post by omnimirage on January 20, 2018, 03:51:12 pm »
I'm thinking I need to make inverted cups as well, seems better than oil traps.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Dow closes above 26K
« Last post by Dallasbeek on January 20, 2018, 03:15:58 pm »
Is that not involuntary servitude?
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Dow closes above 26K
« Last post by kathyp on January 20, 2018, 02:52:14 pm »
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It is money you didn't have and money you didn't have to work for.

That's BS.  All money you earn is money you didn't have.  applying extra taxes because you sell an extra piece of property is nuts.  Saying that you didn't have to work for it is also nuts.  Did you not work to buy and maintain your extra property?  Did you not take all the risk to turn it into a rental?  Why should you be taxed extra if you sell it?  What is true about taxes is that they are not earned.  They are not earned by the taxing government.  They are confiscation of YOUR money or profit.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bushes for Bees
« Last post by paus on January 20, 2018, 01:53:50 pm »
I have seen Texas sage making a sound like an airliner taking off, buzzing with bees.  look up " pollen and nectar plants" Texas sage and Maximillian sunflower is listed as top nectar and pollen producers. 
The sunflower would be a nice fit for a border planting and they are also a perennial
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Dow closes above 26K
« Last post by bwallace23350 on January 20, 2018, 01:43:53 pm »
capitol gains is a killer.

I don't know why people worry so much about capital gains.  It is money you didn't have and money you didn't have to work for.  Unlike the stock market you decide the timing.  Stock can not only go down it can go extinct if a company goes belly up.  Housing doesn't usually go belly up unless the location goes sour.
High ground affluent areas are the safe havens.

Real estate works for me because I can fix things and manage my own properties.  Only hitch is I have to stay small in NY otherwise you need a brokers license.  I haven't checked what the laws are in FL I would expect them to be similar.

I know this will not shock you but in Alabama you don't need anyting and you can own as many as you want
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Dow closes above 26K
« Last post by Acebird on January 20, 2018, 12:51:29 pm »
capitol gains is a killer.

I don't know why people worry so much about capital gains.  It is money you didn't have and money you didn't have to work for.  Unlike the stock market you decide the timing.  Stock can not only go down it can go extinct if a company goes belly up.  Housing doesn't usually go belly up unless the location goes sour.
High ground affluent areas are the safe havens.

Real estate works for me because I can fix things and manage my own properties.  Only hitch is I have to stay small in NY otherwise you need a brokers license.  I haven't checked what the laws are in FL I would expect them to be similar.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Dow closes above 26K
« Last post by bwallace23350 on January 20, 2018, 12:48:33 pm »
I like my score.

That is what sucks everybody in.  It is great until it blows up.  I like real estate.  Everyone has to have a place to live and is willing to pay for it.  The cash rolls in and in FL it isn't even taxed.  Real estate is very predictable.  You either flip it or rent it.  The only thing you have to watch out for is location.

It will probably be correcting itself soon but even during the depression the markets rebounded. They can be up and down and will be until we don't have them anymore but they are a good place to put some of your money because in the long run you tend to make money. I also have ownership in a rental company and it will be really great in the future as we continue to look to grow and expand. One lesson is to just not have all your eggs in one basket.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee genetics
« Last post by bwallace23350 on January 20, 2018, 12:40:38 pm »
[...] put some thought to campaigning for the removal of ALL managed Apis
for say 3 years (?) with a restocking program to begin then, using
only the local mongrels [...]

As the European Honey Bee isn't a native species within the Americas - from where do you think the local mongrels/ 'ferals' originated ... from managed colonies perhaps ?
LJ

THey did of course originate from managed colonies. I think we can bring back feral bees and even managed bees without the use of treatment at least on the local level. I now have a hive that was booming with orientation flights yesterday, that has had no treatment in years. I am glad I managed to snag that hive. It is pretty gentle also. I plan on making splits and such from that hive and moving the splits to different locations just to see how that affects the honey taste even though they will be less than one mile apart.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bushes for Bees
« Last post by bwallace23350 on January 20, 2018, 12:11:52 pm »
Also is Texas Sage a good nectar, pollen, or both producer?
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Dow closes above 26K
« Last post by kathyp on January 20, 2018, 11:11:49 am »
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That is what sucks everybody in.  It is great until it blows up.  I like real estate.  Everyone has to have a place to live and is willing to pay for it.  The cash rolls in and in FL it isn't even taxed.  Real estate is very predictable.  You either flip it or rent it.  The only thing you have to watch out for is location.

It is a part of investing.  It should not be the whole.  Real estate is not 100% certain although you can make some money as a landlord if you are willing to do the work or can pay someone to do it.  The land itself is like stocks.  It's only cash if you sell it and you have to hold it long enough for value to go up enough to cover the cost of the selling and taxes.  capitol gains is a killer.  It also requires a huge initial outlay that many can't afford.  You can buy into funds for very little in comparison.

Anything can blow up.  property values in much of the country took a dump a few years ago and people were in a panic.  Many jumped ship when they didn't have to, and that's how I picked up the couple of rentals I have BUT they require a lot of time so I am willing to pay a management company to take care of them. 

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But until we get it into our bank account, it's just numbers in our account that go up one day and down the next.

Yeah, I have the dividends automatically put into a MM account.  It's marginally better than the savings account and out of sight, out of mind   :grin:


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