I am going start with the disclaimer: Yes I realize the mistakes I have made to get to this point.As a results of a departure from a job and lifestyle I did not enjoy, and things "not going as well…Continue
"I once knew a beautiful girl until a 4x8 sheet of plywood fell from a construction site and it killed her. I suppose it was her fault for not looking up and taking evasive action. Of course you should always look for oncoming traffic, but It's…"
"I agree that you can't get hit if you're not in the road, but sometimes you need to be there. You might expect to make it to the other side if you have a green light, but you can still get hit by a bus. I get that.
But if I lost my legs…"
"Then you agree with me that you can get hit even though you're doing things right, so I don't understand your comment. Maybe you apologized for being in the way of the cars the way Cheney's friend who got shot in the face had to do,…"
"The financial calculus is as easy or simple as one wants to make it, like all investing calculus. Personally, I stop at the level where mortgage+HOA fees are so much higher than rent, the mortgage interest deduction can't make up the…"
"Yeah, it's a dificult calculus, with more than a bit of witchcraft/tea leave reading in it.
20% down is a nice rule in a TYPICAL housing market, but the arc and trajectory of real estate values, buyer income, and buyer debt have to be factored…"
"Blame ordinary borrowers if you like, just don't moralize about home ownership in the same breath. When a 20% down payment is two times the region's median annual income, you'll take as long to save up for a down payment as…"
"The crisis timeline goes back more than half a century to the creation of Fannie Mae which also created the first mortgage backed securities in 1970. The history clearly shows that the banking and investment firms worked in collusion with the…"
"IMHO, one proximate cause of the early 21st Century Great Recession is exactly the same as the cause of the 20th Century Great Depression. Namely commercial and investment banking were commingled. In the 1920s commercial banks got…"
"Yes, I agree that there is plenty of blame on all sides, but the banksters did far more than just bundle some bad debt with the good to balance their portfolios. The term predatory lending has a real basis.
Borrowers, qualified or not, were sought…"
"And, underqualified borrowers petitioned the government for the right to buy houses they couldn't afford on loans nobody could justify giving them. So, they bought politicians during the same era with the populist siren song of getting…"
"Banks figured out a way to multiply a bad debt into 40 times its value by selling derivatives like credit default swaps so they did everything they could to encourage and facilitate these loans. They petitioned the government for the right to do…"
How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for the full details.
For some reason - perhaps it's just the years stacking up on me - when I look at world news lately as presented online and on television I have a hard time understanding the motives behind a good chunk of the killing and dieing going on, and more troubling to me is the cheering from the sidelines. In Syria, a revolution started when police tortured and killed children just because they'd spray-painted some words on a wall. When a father went to the police to ask about his son, the…See More
"Not only does virtually every dry cleaner in my area do some tailoring, but last time I looked, mens wear stores, I'm thinking of Mens Wearhouse for one, have tailors on staff to alter clothing, especially pants to fit.
Oh, and please…"
"OK, I had a few snarky comments, but seriously, for your furniture you're going to want the crude, California Mission style stuff from back in the 1920s at the latest. And it would tend to be stained very dark, almost black to look…"
"Apparently the routing was simply because it was a shorter distance, and therefore less expensive to fly. I've seen reporting that the FAA prohibited that particular airway to US airlines back in April, on a "just in case" basis."
"For the sake of history, it's a footnote. Nothing special. The Current Europeans took Europe from the Indo Europeans who took it from the Nearanderthals. Europid peoples spread from North Africa to Siberia and now during the Ice Age populated…"