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>Give Your House To The Children, Remain Living In It Until Death


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>Obama Doesn’t Measure Up

>Compare McCain and Obama–You’ll Vote For McCain




Favors new drilling offshore US

M Yes

O No

Will appoint judges who interpret the law not make it

M Yes

O No

Served in the US Armed Forces

M Yes

O No

Amount of time served in the US Senate


O 173 DAYS

Will institute a socialized national health care plan

M No
O Yes

Supports abortion throughout the pregnancy

M No

O Yes

Would pull troops out of Iraq immediately

M No

O Yes

Supports gun ownership rights

M Yes

O No

Supports homosexual marriage

M No

M Yes

Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase

M No

O Yes

Voted against making English the official language

M No

O Yes

Voted to give Social Security benefits to illegals

M No

O Yes


0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples).

McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.


28% on profit from ALL home sales.

How does this affect you? If you sell your home and make a profit, you
will pay 28% of your gain on taxes.

If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size your
or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your
home sale will go to taxes.

This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on
from their homes as part of their retirement income.


15% (no change)



How will this affect you? If you have money invested in stock market,
IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts,
or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will be paying nearly
40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama becomes president. The experts
predict that ‘Higher tax
rates on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market, yet
do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.’

(No changes)
Income Tax
Single, 30K $ 4,500
Single, 50K $12,500
Single, 75K $18,750
Married, 75K $18,750
Married, 125K $31,250

(reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)

Single, 30K $ 8,400
Single, 50K $14,000
Single, 75K $23,250
Married, 60K $16,800
Married, 75K $21,000
Married, 125K $38,750
Under Obama, your taxes could almost double!



– 0% (No change, Bush repealed this tax)


Restore the inheritance tax
Many families lost businesses, farms, ranches, and homes that have been
their families for generations
because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their
assets to loved ones will lose them to these taxes.


New government taxes proposed on homes more than 2,400 square feet.
New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren’t high enough already)
New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water,

New taxes on retirement accounts, and last but not least….

New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same
of medical care as other third-world countries!!!

You can verify the above at following web sites:


>Florida Has More Luxurious Homes Than Anywhere Else

>If it’s style and luxury you’re looking for, a home in the sunshine, look no further. Florida has many resort communities, but even more private residence communities that build into their floor plans all the conveniences and amenities possible. That is why Florida is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, with population closing in on 20 million.

The above is only one of many real estate firms offering these kinds of homes. When house prices get stabilized again, you can bet there will be new developments popping up everywhere. Florida has all the ingredients for creating livable homes, plenty of land, sunshine, moderate temperatures, people escaping from the cold north to live in the hospitable climes of the south, inexpensive labor from south of the border, and a favorable tax structure. Unless the Democrats change things, Florida has no state income tax. Let’s keep it that way!

Schools are financed, as they should be, by sales taxes and local levies including state property taxes that can seem rather high if you own a luxury home.

Need to sell a home elsewhere to get down to Florida? Don and Carolyn White have written a must-read book called SELLING FAST. It may be what you need. They promise that if you follow their instructions, you will not only sell your home soon after it is listed, but make some money on the deal. This book is selling as an e-book at and also through PayPal for $10.00 or less. Study up, get your home prepared and sell it the “White Way.”
Don White, blog editor
you may email me with your questions:

Here is a link to some information about this great new book by Carolyn, Don, and Marcus White, SELLING FAST, We Sold Our House In One Day And You Can Too.

We’re not talking about you “giving your house away” to some high pressure squeeze artist. These fellows are out there and they aren’t your friends. Get the book. Read it and learn how to make money on your sale. That’s the only way to sell a house and it can still be done in today’s market, that’s the good part.

After you read the book and do what we advise, you’ll be surprised at the ease of selling a house–and making big money on your sale. But the first step is to get your hands (or in this case your eyes) on the book and read it, taking notes, following instructions; then the house will sell itself so fast you’ll be amazed at the results. This exciting new book is currently only available on PDF email format either at or directly by emailing the authors or ordering and paying through PayPal.

For a short time the price is about the cost of a lunch–$7.99–and who can’t afford that?

>Florida Glassed In Beauty


How’s this for a fully contained beautiful backyard. Starting
with the home with it’s outside fully-covered kitchen, the leisure
room above, most likely with a view of a plush golf course or
a lake or pond, this home has a view from almost every room.

More and more Florida people are building mucho glass into their
plans because the sun shines almost every day of the year down
here and the grass, trees, and shrubs are green year-round. The
first thing you notice when you come from the upper Midwest is
that there is no salt or dirt on any of the cars driving along the
biways and hiways or in the gutters. We don’t use those caustic
chemicals and salt because we don’t have snow and ice. Everything
stays a little bit cleaner and when a car gets dusty you can count on
a 3 p.m. shower that grows the grass and washes the cars.

>Great Stories To Scan and Read


  • One of five new temples announced this weekend by Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be built in the greater Kansas City area. Saints in Missouri and Kansas have been rejoicing as they heard the news that this temple would be built.

September 25, 2008
Orlando, FL–Sure we want our military men and women to come home. Sure we want them out of harms way. We know it costs America more than $10 Billion per month to keep them in the Middle East.

>Met Missionary To Finland Today

>His blog was called “Three Score and More, a blogspot site.

Here are my comments about Richard B. Johnson’s mission to Finland in 1954 when he was 19 and the clothing and other items he needed to go on a 30-month mission to a cold country which at that time was just recovering from the deprivations of World War II. Though I didn’t arrive until four years later, there were still a lot of things they didn’t have. They certainly were not a prosperous country like Sweden at the time. Though today, Finland probably has the best economy and the highest standard of living per capita of any nation on earth. NOKIA, the telephone and information technology company, has help them immensely. I have always had a positive feeling about my experience and the Finnish people:

Don White said…

Gayle, I labored in Finland under Presidents Phileon Robinson and John Warner from 1958-61 and when I left from Salt Lake City in 1958 much of what you described was the same–including the two-story mission home bunkhouse, the donations (I got about $100 also)at the farewell, though the meeting was in the chapel.

We did take a lot of clothing including long-john garmets and the hat which we discarded halfway through the mission in favor of a fury Russian-style hat that made more sense because it was much warmer and came down over my ears. Elders George McComber ( who is now stake patriarch in American Falls, Idaho), Don Wagstaff, Richard Groberg, Ray (I think) Johnson, and Doug Hardy of Canada all came over on the SS Stockholm to Gothinberg, thence by rail to Stockholm, by ferry to Turkuu, Finland and down to Helsinki.

I served primarily in Lappenranta, Helsinki (where I started with senior companion Gerald Bench), Oulu (with Don Woodward), and opened Kemi and was Branch President in Koukola. Your article was excellent and complete. Keep up the good work.

I was educated at the University of Utah in journalism, later got a law degree and worked many years in the P&C insurance industry, last serving for 8 years as president/CEO of Western National Mutual Insurance Company, a 24-state firm with offices in Minneapolis and Seattle.

I played baseball in college (Elder Groberg said he booed me from his perch on the centerfield grass where I played) and had a $10,000 bonus offer to join the Pittsburg Pirate organization–that was a lot of money in those days–and I turned it down to go on a mission. I’m glad I did.

My wife and I have held a temple recommend all these 43 years of marriage and use it.

I had graduated from college by the time I left, so there were a lot of leadership opportunities including District President and traveling elder, as well as Mission Historian and assistant editor of the Valkeus along with Don Woodward who later worked a long time for the Deseret News. I worked for some magazines, and was an AP newsman in Salt Lake. My wife, Carolyn, and I were married in the Manti Temple in 1965 and we have four marvelous children, all now living in Florida where we live. I was just released as high priest group leader and am employment director in the Windermere Ward which is part of the Orlando South Stake, located across the street from the LDS Temple where I worked for several years until health problems made it impossible. I do a lot of freelance writing and tend 18 blogs including
and several others.

I met a visitor to our Ward from Utah, Todd Smith, last Sunday. He had served under Pres. Melvin Luthy, who was in the mission when I was there, eventually 2nd counselor. It’s a small world. Elder Luthy was a missionary’s missionary. The best.

Hope to see you sometime in Orlando soon. Our Ward currently meets 1 p.m. but we’ll go to the 9 a.m. time in January.
Nakeimeen, Veli Johnson
and kindest regards, Don White

my email, if anyone wants to get in touch is

10:45 AM


>Fidel Castro Predicts Obama’s Death


Obama Under Threat, Castro Says


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4:07pm UK, Sunday October 12, 2008

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has claimed it is a “pure miracle” that US presidential candidate Barack Obama has not been assassinated.

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro weighs in on presidential race

Most of the following is from Sky News,

It is ironic that the very man whose name came up so much after the assasination of President John F. Kennedy should now be predicting someone’s out to get Barak Obama.

In those days, many thought Castro had something to do with the president’s death near the Texas Book Depository in Dallas. It has never been proven, but still the erie spector of Cuban antipathy for America exists. Lee Harvey Oswald was in Cuba and Russia prior to the assasination and he is credited with shooting Kennedy. Who set him up, the Mitchell report did not say, and left it with a very non-conclusive ending. Read what Castro now says about the people he hates, Americans, and about the gloomy road Obama must walk, in Fidel’s opinion, even if he is elected.

Mr Castro also accused American society of being marked by “profound racism”, as he revealed his thoughts on the race for the White House ahead of the election on November 4.

He wrote: “Millions of whites cannot reconcile in their minds with the idea that a black man with his wife and children would move into the White House, which is called just like that – White”.

He added that it was a “pure miracle” the Illinois senator, who became the first black politician to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, has not been the target of an assassination attempt.

Barack Obama

Obama leading in the polls

The ailing Cuban communist leader described Mr Obama as a politician who “has the habit of looking at his opponent with serenity and laughing at his rhetorical attacks.”

Mr Castro also mocked Republican candidate John McCain for his apparent poor grades at a naval academy and said the party’s vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin “knew nothing at all about anything”.

Mr Castro, who handed power to his brother Raul earlier this year, made his remarks in a commentary that appeared on the website Cubadebate.

His comments came as the White House race was hit by a war of words.