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I am an ordained minister, published author, and editor of a local newspaper.

Where did you grow up?

Huron and Oxford Counties, Ontario Canada

Where do you live now?

Exeter Ontario Canada

What is the highest level of education you have attained?

Trade School Certificate

What subjects did/do you enjoy most at school?

Tech, and science

What's your favorite sport or sports?

Jousting

What kind of jobs have you held? Industries too!

Computer Tech, Factory worker, Fast food, Carpentry, Property Maintenance, Cabinet making, Minister, Author, Editor-in-Chief of newspaper

What hobbies are you into?

Tabletop RPG Gaming, Fishing, Camping

What causes are you concerned about today?

The future of the Royal Canadian Cadet Corps.

Which religion (if any) do you follow?

Universalism Christian

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Another investment type question....

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So, my company is looking at building a 91 home subdivision to the tune of $25 million dollars. Obviously we don't have that kind of money and are going to need to find investors. The goal is to have affordable housing rather than top end...


I have been wanting to start working out and start getting into shape (Round is a shape though!)

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I know from experience, that when I have started this process in the past, I typically don’t stick with it long. The longer periods when I have worked out, was for a specific reason, or I was accountable to someone. Those times though, the person I was accountable too… it was only for a short period of time.


If you had $26M would you invest in a moderately risky venture for an expected 5% return over 5 years?

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So I've started writing a new thing...

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At least I have the idea, and have started to put the pen to paper... as it were.


So, I'm looking for an editor for my second book and I was wondering if someone here might be interested?

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My editor from my first book isn't able to take on the job for my second book, at least for a large and undetermined amount of time. She recommended that I look for someone else in the interim.


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I think I'm in trouble.

My advice to you is to go and talk to your doctor right away.

Vomiting blood is never a good thing.

Please go and get checked out.

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Is emotional cheating just as bad as physical cheating or not as bad?

You should tell him how you feel. Good relationships are built on the trinity of: Trust, Communication, and Mutual Respect. This is true for all relationships whether romantic, professional, familial, fraternal, etc. And if one pillar is missing then the relationship is going to be miserable. If more than one is missing the relationship is almost guaranteed to fail

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So, I'm looking for an editor for my second book and I was wondering if someone here might be interested?

aeolians.revenge wrote:
Why use an editor when you already are an editor for a local paper??

As much as I can edit, you always need someone else to edit your own work. 😄

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I have autism (Aspergers) and dyspraxia and don't know what jobs I can do and feel like a drain to society.

I too am in the process of being diagnosed with Aspergers. And have gone through a similar struggle finding a job. I completely understand the frustrations you are feeling. I still feel them too to a certain extent.

Just because you are different, does not mean that you are not 'normal.' And it is very important to remember that. Difference, does not mean that you are not 'normal.' Normal is just the setting on a dryer.

For me, like yourself, I just had to keep looking for the job that fit for me. After many years of searching, I became the Editor of a newspaper. That was my perfect fit. It allowed me to be heard by the many without having to interact with the many, and it allowed me to put my mind to use.

Consider something similar. People like us who have Asperger's typically have high intellect, and find it hard to socialize. As such the jobs that we thrive in are the ones that let us use our strengths and keep us in the background away from people.
If you could find a job as an author, or journalist covering local events. Something where you don't have to interact socially and just report the facts could be ideal.
Or if you are not the one for writing, then look for something where you can use your strengths.

In my many year search to find a good fitting job for me... I got severe depression. I hope that you don't have the same thing happen to you.

You may not be the exact same as everyone else, but that doesn't mean that you deserve any different then they do. If everyone was the same then the world would be a very dull place.

As Music=Life said: Don't give up, even when things are hard. You don't have to struggle with this alone. 😄

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I can't bring myself to eat.

It seems like a long time, because in a crisis or even a difficult situation it is a long time. But that doesn't mean that it will be an insurmountable task to get to the appointment. :)

The BRAT diet might help, but that is more for easy digestion rather than the ability to get it down... That said it is probably a good place to start. If the bananas aren't doing the best then try applesauce. :)

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Another investment type question....

These aren't going to be rental properties... they are going to be for resale. 🙂

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Another investment type question....

NaCtHoMaN wrote:
hmm .. i like rockster's perspective on that.

only thing is .. what if all these robber (baby) boomers or high income families buy out all these affordable homes and screw over the needy once more.

Well In theory we will be able to choose who we sell to... But ultimately nothing...

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Another investment type question....

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5% when it is fully occupied? You should figure that it might take 3 years to get to that point. I would shoot for minimum 7.5% at 70% occupancy.

That is the norm for the area, but they are all high end developments, where we want to do affordable housing. The costs to build the houses don't change much, but the cost to sell is significantly less. I think that is where the problem lies. No matter how I work the numbers, we don't get much more than 5%. :/

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Do you know how I know there is no god?

I think the best way to describe things… well it comes down to free will and love.

All the scriptures say that God loves us, and He wants us to love him. I think that we can agree on that point.

Now to be able to love we have to choose to do so. If God created us, so that we would ‘love’ Him, it wouldn’t be love, it would be compulsion. To continue with this, if the only choice we had, were to love or not, then that isn’t a choice either. So, for us to be able to love God, we have to have free will to make the choice to love God, or not, and to make any and all choices necessary for life. The choice to follow God’s teachings or not.

So, because God loves us, and He wants us to love Him, He had to “…let us go about our ways.”

As for whether God is the drunk/drugged up mother on the couch having nothing to do with her creation, or the loving Father… Well, you know my opinion. :)
I think that you need to look into the world a little more. Listen with your heart, if you will. We all need to listen for God, and if you do listen, then I think you would find that He is not quite as absent as you might think.

An example that I don’t mind sharing is a time my brother and I were in cadets, serving on the Canadian Forces Base Borden.
He was in a different company than myself, and his company had gone to the range that day. Later in the afternoon, word came back that he was missing. I was questioned in case I knew of his whereabouts. I didn’t know anything.
Now to put this into perspective, I was 15, he was 13. We were on an active military base, and he was missing from a range, where a LOT of ammunition goes down range. It was not unconceivable that he was injured, especially had he wandered somewhere he shouldn’t have been. And it had been 4+ hours since anyone had seen him, and it was getting dark.
I was justifiably worried, and taken to the padre’s trailer. The padre and I chatted for a while, prayed, and such. After a while the padre was called out of the trailer to get some news about my brother. I could see the padre’s face pale before he walked out. I did something then that I hadn’t done before except in Sunday school. I played bible roulette. I picked up the bible on the padre’s desk. Set it on its spine, and let it fall open. My eyes landed on:

Galatians 1:3 NIV wrote:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,

As soon as I read, that scripture, a warmth fell on me, and warmed my core. This was not a natural/normal warmth. It was something extra. In that moment, I knew my brother was safe, and sound. When the padre came back in and said that by brother was fine, I said “I know.”
As it turned out he had been with the quartermaster the entire time, and someone forgot to tell someone else that my brother was going off base.

When we listen with our hearts, we can know, and feel what God is trying to tell us. We can feel his interaction with the world. That interaction may not be what we might want, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t there.

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I have been wanting to start working out and start getting into shape (Round is a shape though!)

Well, I've been doing a bit better with my foods intake, but I still haven't done anything extra physically....
Partly due to the fact that I'm going through a med change, and have been dealing with some side effects. They should pass shortly though, and then...

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