Daily Archive: 05/13/2017

Weekly Wisecrack: May 13, 2017

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  Like sunshine, that rainy day shows up for all. Put something aside every payday and prepare for the inevitable because as the old saying goes, into every life some rain must fall. You can take that to the bank. The Weekly Wisecrack is primarily (but not always) a snarky look inside the workings of …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: May 13, 2017

  ► Do you know your ABC’s? Can you recite them without singing them like you did in kiddiegarten? Can you say them backwards? Aw, c’mon! What could be so difficult about that? Say it with me: ABC, CBA, ABC — Always Be Closing. See how simple that was? I knew you could do it. …

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Weekly Jukebox: May 13, 2017

  Have you ever seen this before? If not you’re in for a treat. If you have, you’re in for a re-treat. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) is a cartoon created entirely by Marv Newland. Less than two minutes long, the film is a classic of animation —#38 in the book

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Timeshare Financial News: May 13, 2017

  FORT LAUDERDALE: BBX Capital Corporation has reported its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2017. Since the company’s primary source of income is Bluegreen Corp. (a.k.a. Bluegreen Resorts, Bluegreen Vacations), I’ll give you those highlights here. (They’re looking pretty solid, by the way!) First Quarter 2017 Compared to First Quarter …

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Florida USA Timeshare News: May 13, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS FORT LAUDERDALE: Alan B. Levan, BBX Capital Chairman & CEO, must be a happy man these days. The dark cloud alleging all sorts of impropriety that’s been hanging over his head for the longest time has finally cleared and everything resolved. By that I mean a federal jury has rejected …

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New Jersey USA Timeshare News: May 13, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: CAMDEN: Last March I informed all y’all that new sentencing dates had been set for Dennis Nadeau and Joshua Gayl, both of whom were participants in the VO Group/VO Financial timeshare disposal scam. Nadeau’s sentencing date was set for May 11, which was this past Thursday. Gayl’s sentencing date was …

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Hawaii USA Timeshare News: May 13, 2017

>> WESTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: BIG ISLAND: Marriott Vacations Worldwide has opened its long awaited resort in West Hawai’i to guests, and early reports are exceedingly positive. They like it plenty! The new Marriott’s Waikoloa Ocean Club, overlooking beautiful ‘Anaeho’omalu Bay, consists of 112 one- and two-bedroom suites and it came on-line right on schedule. …

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Canada Timeshare News: May 13, 2017

 >> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS BRITISH COLUMBIA: The Vancouver-based Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) has announced plans for VO-Con 2017, the association’s vacation ownership conference which will be held September 12-14, 2017 in Whistler, Canada at the Four Seasons Resort & Residences. CVOA, which has recently changed its name from CRDA, has also rebranded its conference. …

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Ya Burnt! May 13, 2017

  Pretty much lost in the recent foofarah regarding the firing of FBI chief James Comey and the seemingly endless rounds of nigh hysterical coverage of the Trump/Russia scandal by journalists and commentators — which is pretty hard to avoid if you don’t have more than basic cable TV — I discovered this little nugget …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: May 13, 2017

  QUOTABLE QUOTES: “A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.” —Groucho Marx About a decade ago there was a conversation about timeshare resales on a popular website that is now defunct. I saved some of it, for no reason that I can now recollect, and recently came …

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Getting BIGGER: May 13, 2017

Holiday Club Resorts Oy has signed an agreement with Kuortane Sport Resort that makes the resort the 32nd resort in the Holiday Club portfolio. Finland-based Holiday Club, which is the leading timeshare operator in Europe, has taken over sales for the Kuartane resort, having opened its own sales offices on the property. Current Holiday Club …

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