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Unmarried: The Tempest in Tampa

Commented Mar 19, 2011 at 23:28:50 in Politics

“Ferlita is the Republican in this (officially non-partisan) race.”
He's the One Who Cheated and Left; So Why is He So Angry At You?

He's the One Who Cheated and Left; So Why is He So Angry At You?

Commented Jan 11, 2011 at 15:22:47 in Divorce

“Q: Where does he get off blaming you when he was the one who cheated?
A: Perhaps he is upset he was driven to cheat. It may have felt like a last resort to do it.

Q: Why did he blame me for the demise of the relationship?
A: Perhaps he felt he had tried as hard as possible to make it work the way he needed it to.

Q: Why did he seem to feel entitled to leave me for someone else?
A: From his perspective, it may have been a necessity and not an opportunity.

Q: Why the constant rage?
A: Sounds like man who never intended to cheat or divorce and is unhappy at having to do so.

Per the statement "He's already found a new partner, and doesn't feel the loss of the marriage.", this sounds like the marriage was already lost before the new partner was found because "he never could have left unless he'd found another woman".”
Senate Polls Show West Virginia Leaning Blue, Nevada Tipping Red

Senate Polls Show West Virginia Leaning Blue, Nevada Tipping Red

Commented Oct 28, 2010 at 11:34:44 in Politics

“No more Huff Post articles on the Florida Senate race. I've noticed the silence. Too many Democrats voting for Meek and now Rubio will win in a landslide.

All you FL clowns who voted for Meek instead of Greene in the primary and for Meek again in the general election will get what you deserve. At least 6 years of Senator Rubio and probably much worse down the road.”

Ricardo01 on Oct 28, 2010 at 11:42:23

“Meek is a good candidate. Don't give up on Meek.”
Foreclosure Crisis 'A Legal Impossibility', Ritholtz Says (WATCH)

Foreclosure Crisis 'A Legal Impossibility', Ritholtz Says (WATCH)

Commented Oct 12, 2010 at 14:24:23 in Business

“Thank you Barry!”

Iam12Vote on Oct 12, 2010 at 14:27:23

“Yeah, I Loved his ensemble work on the Brady Bunch.”
Foreclosure Crisis 'A Legal Impossibility', Ritholtz Says (WATCH)

Foreclosure Crisis 'A Legal Impossibility', Ritholtz Says (WATCH)

Commented Oct 12, 2010 at 14:23:43 in Business

“Did you watch the video?

First, Barry Ritholtz (Fusion IQ) is against the forclosure mills. He thinks the people rubber stamping these documents need to be arrested.

Second, what is "the US owns the land regardless of the property on it" supposed to mean? Do you mean the government? The gov't does NOT own all property. The US is not a communist state. The quote at the top of your post references the property rights of US citizens and non-citizens who own and purchase property in the US. That's right, they "own" it. They are not renting it from the government. The government or any bank does not have the right to seize the property except for very specific reasons and the procedures to do so are purposely strenuous and tedious.”

LordByron13 on Oct 12, 2010 at 15:39:09

“"The government or any bank does not have the right to seize the property except for very specific reasons and the procedures to do so are purposely strenuous and tedious."

With Eminent Domain, the strenuousness and tediousness is affected by the political environment; however, in the case of banks, its simply tedium.

Its written into the mortgage when and how the bank can take possession, and is enforced by the law.

This explains a LOT about how this problem exists...banks felt "heck, most of these people "probably" can't afford to stay anyway, so lets kick 'em all out, its faster."
But that isn't their job is it? As partners in a deal, they are better suited to find out IF they have a bird in the hand, rather than trying to find two well financed birds in the bush. If the 'homeowner' suddenly gets a job that they can now afford the mortgage payment, why NOT make sure they can redo the deal or make up the 'lost' payments?

I'll tell you why...because selling the house as a 'short sale' gets them big bucks right then and there....Even if I have the $20k in back payments now, that's nothing compared to the $80k the 'real estate investor' is ready to plunk down, absolving the bank of having to keep track of payments, and pay someone to do it.

Remember:$80k Now > $125k in 30 years. Time value of money, you see...”

LordByron13 on Oct 12, 2010 at 15:29:06

“Read what I said before you flap your trap.

1) There is NO reason for the HYSTERIA he's trying to generate with the phrase:
US Property rights. The 'gubmint is more concerned with LAND rights, hence TAXES you pay on the land, whether there's property on it OR NOT. And that is my point. Property rights are conflated to the 'national' level with his comment. Guess what? It AINT that important...or have you NEVER read a mortgage before? All that's happening is, a sale is halted for review, until its clear.

2) The freeze helps identify where errors were made and show whether or not these errors were 'deliberate'. Then, blame can be assigned. Or, in your dictatorial world, would you rather all these foreclosure/loan officers just be rounded up and jailed?

3) "That's right, they "own" it." Duh! Hence there is no reason to be hysterical about it the deeds prove this. The problem this guy 'sees' is foreclosures being halted like The woman's purchase was STOPPED COLD; otherwise he'd heap praise on the practice of halting the foreclosures to check the paperwork.

4) "Second, what is "the US owns the land regardless of the property on it" supposed to mean?"

Are you kidding me?...The United States of America OWNS the land upon which the property exists. Ever hear of Eminent Domain? Property Taxes? If you own a lot and have NOTHING on it, you STILL pay taxes.

Hello, McFly?!”
Marco Rubio Takes Big Lead In Florida's Three-Way Senate Race (POLL)

Marco Rubio Takes Big Lead In Florida's Three-Way Senate Race (POLL)

Commented Sep 30, 2010 at 13:57:53 in Politics

“Maybe Rubio will only stay for 1 term since that's all he'll need to line his pockets and retire to K street.”
Marco Rubio Takes Big Lead In Florida's Three-Way Senate Race (POLL)

Marco Rubio Takes Big Lead In Florida's Three-Way Senate Race (POLL)

Commented Sep 30, 2010 at 13:52:39 in Politics

“Tough on crime does not make someone "hard right as they come". Crist is a pretty moderate guy, especially compared to Rubio.”

GiovanniJones on Sep 30, 2010 at 13:59:03

“I guess it's his pro-gun and pro-life positions that make him a moderate.”
Marco Rubio Takes Big Lead In Florida's Three-Way Senate Race (POLL)

Marco Rubio Takes Big Lead In Florida's Three-Way Senate Race (POLL)

Commented Sep 30, 2010 at 13:50:05 in Politics

“Meek has never had a chance from day one. Crist is the only hope of defeating Rubio and he's been a pretty decent governor. Democrats lost the chance to get this seat when they didn't nominate that Greene loser.”

LordByron13 on Sep 30, 2010 at 16:39:17

“...and yet, their the one's clamoring about how they know their country/government...go figure!”

LordByron13 on Sep 30, 2010 at 16:38:47

“Bullsh!t. Meek has plenty of chance...the man got on the ballot by petition, not by money bags. Here are all these TeaBaggers wanting change, wanting a 'real' politician, and he gets on the ballot by petition.

Go ahead...I dare you...ask a Teapublican what 'ballot by petition' means. You think Obama's got "Uhs" and "Ums"?...you ain't seen nothing 'til you ask 'em that question.”

Flowerchild2 on Sep 30, 2010 at 14:00:40

“Mr. Crist will vote to repeal healthcare; Mr. Crist changed his stance on off shore drilling in our state one McCain put him on his short - list. He then became a member of the drill baby drill crowd. And now he toured our state looking at the oil in Pensacola because it was to his political advantage to appear as if he has been steady on this issue. When the political winds change, he will let his Republican side show. Mr. Meek is the only true Democrat in this race. His positions do not flip flop. He is and always has been against off shore drilling.”
Kendrick Meek's Primary Vote Missing In Polls?

Kendrick Meek's Primary Vote Missing In Polls?

Commented Aug 11, 2010 at 14:59:39 in Politics

“Ha, that's great. Mr. Rubio anchor baby.”
Kendrick Meek's Primary Vote Missing In Polls?

Kendrick Meek's Primary Vote Missing In Polls?

Commented Aug 11, 2010 at 14:57:01 in Politics

“Assuming you may actually live in FL, it's Meek without an "s".

Greene has 0 chance of winning. But, I think nominating him will help keep Rubio out of office. People like you might throw away your vote on Meek in the primary, but no way you'd vote for Greene over Crist in the general election. Even if 50% of people liked you stayed home, that's more votes against Rubio.”

Kevin Atlanta on Aug 11, 2010 at 15:21:46

“We'll see come NOvember. Rubio is just done; someone should polk him with a fork and Christ may stand a chance but not with a vote from me. His closet to too deep.”
Kendrick Meek's Primary Vote Missing In Polls?

Kendrick Meek's Primary Vote Missing In Polls?

Commented Aug 11, 2010 at 14:46:36 in Politics

“I've previously and independently come to the same conclusion.

The answer: You nominate Greene, possibly the biggest slimeball in FL's political history, and settle for Sen. Charlie Crist.”
Kendrick Meek's Primary Vote Missing In Polls?

Kendrick Meek's Primary Vote Missing In Polls?

Commented Aug 11, 2010 at 14:44:12 in Politics

“Crist is a social liberal compared to Rubio. Fact is he's been a pretty decent governor. Much better than Bush.”

Steamboater on Aug 11, 2010 at 16:23:53

“A social liberal for liberal straights.”
Kendrick Meek's Primary Vote Missing In Polls?

Kendrick Meek's Primary Vote Missing In Polls?

Commented Aug 11, 2010 at 14:42:06 in Politics

“Crist can't win unless he says he'll caucus with Dems. He doesn't have to say until close to the election, but he will have to say. Otherwise it'll fracture the Democrats backing him. Lots would throw away their vote on the Democratic nominee and Rubio will win.”
Eric Schmidt On Privacy (VIDEO): Google CEO Says Anonymity Online Is 'Dangerous'

Eric Schmidt On Privacy (VIDEO): Google CEO Says Anonymity Online Is 'Dangerous'

Commented Aug 11, 2010 at 14:30:44 in Technology

“There is no privacy without anonymity. It's just that fewer people would have access. For those with access to the data, they can know anything about anyone.”
Christopher Hitchens: 'I'm Dying' (VIDEO)

Christopher Hitchens: 'I'm Dying' (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 15:00:23 in Media

“He seems to be a good candidate for cryogenics.”

GrantS on Aug 10, 2010 at 15:19:17

“It would go against Hitchens core beliefs.”

david penner on Aug 10, 2010 at 15:03:34

“No proof, once again.

Pointless.”
Dong Feng 21D, Chinese Missile, Could Shift Pacific Power Balance

Dong Feng 21D, Chinese Missile, Could Shift Pacific Power Balance

Commented Aug 5, 2010 at 17:01:37 in World

“How would one target a single ship in a flotilla from 900 miles away? I would think even getting initial target coordinates would be difficult, with hitting a moving target even harder.

Wouldn't there need to be a spotter vessel? Satelite or submarine?”

studentintraining on Aug 5, 2010 at 17:46:09

“Its not really that hard to spot something at sea. Also hitting a slow moving carrier is the easy part.”

MajorKong on Aug 5, 2010 at 17:19:57

“I'd be surprised if this thing had that kind of range.

It would more likely be used to deny the Taiwan Straits or to make the carriers keep their distance - which would limit the range of carrier based aircraft.”

rikilii on Aug 5, 2010 at 17:09:02

“They have launched satellites to support this capability, which brings up the question, how hard is it for us to shoot down a satellite?”
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The End of (Military) History? The United States, Israel, and the Failure of the Western Way of War

Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 17:30:54 in World

“Of course how one wages war continues to evolve, as it always has. The military may be slow to adapt, however, if it were not for complete and total military dominance, the result would be mass slaughter and genocide.

The US does not nor has it ever engaged in total war. The closest we ever came was in WWII with the atom bomb and bombings of Tokyo and Dresden. If we wanted to "win" in Afghanistan, we could simply annihilate the entire population (or at least enough of it to wipe out almost all enemies).

It is the US Army that keeps the rest of the world's armies, for the most part, at home. Who really thinks that China would not go on a military adventure if not for the US?”

Bobotheclown on Jul 29, 2010 at 18:21:10

“China is not afraid of the US military. They have engaged it directly in Korea and in Vietnam and they came off very well. And that was when they were a third rate power that had to use human wave attacks to win. Now they can have any strength of military that they choose including a military bigger and more powerful than ours. The fact that they choose not to waste their resources on pointless military equipment and adventures is not a sign of weakness or of fear. It is a sign that they understand the long view and that they know that ultimately all military power rests on economic power. They can see that the US is a bankrupt nation that has a broken political system that can not control its military-industrial establishment. All China has to do is wait. Eventually the US will surrender to China without them having to fire a shot. In fact the battle is already lost and the rest of the world has already assumed that China will be the superpower of this century and is already treating it as such. Afraid of the US Army? They have lost every war since WWII and not even sheep herders in Afghanistan are afraid of the US Army. Why should China be any different?”

ghost geezer on Jul 29, 2010 at 18:20:55

“re last post citing Sherman...this was an adjustment to an earlier post which has not appeared
or may have been deleted. It's point--and why is it necessary to make it--that examples of
total war prosecuted by our country start with the Civil War and with the native American Genocide.
One could argue that slavery itself was a special case of total war. If Dresden and Tokyo do
not count as total war, then is the bar in fact the nuclear threshold. It is not. The ovens of
Auschwitz were not nuclear.”

ghost geezer on Jul 29, 2010 at 18:07:36

“re: Gettysburg, Sherman's March to the Sea would have been the better choice, because
it savaged everything in its path, and there was nothing left in the Confederacy to stop it.

And why challenge a post of this low caliber? The cheap shots in this country are hitting
too many inconvenient truths, and the ammunition, ignorance, is cheap.”

ghost geezer on Jul 29, 2010 at 17:58:41

“typo ...that searches...”

billw8017 on Jul 29, 2010 at 17:48:59

“War has completed a species of evolution: It has become a vested interest within the modern state. The modern principles are based in a largely German theory of war and from the experiences of the Napoleanic wars. If we wanted to slaughter Afghans, we could revert to the principles of the first crusade or the methods of the Mongols. What we do is not so much nicer, but just a whole lot "cuter."

We are killing civilians and destroying their villages in order to "save them." That's not nice; it's just cute and cuddly.”

Connolly1916 on Jul 29, 2010 at 17:46:39

“I don't. They have too much to do keeping their own country together.”
16 Most Outrageously Misleading Hotel Ads (PHOTOS, POLL)

16 Most Outrageously Misleading Hotel Ads (PHOTOS, POLL)

Commented Jul 23, 2010 at 12:21:11 in Travel

“This is why Google Earth & Street View were created!”
16 Most Outrageously Misleading Hotel Ads (PHOTOS, POLL)

16 Most Outrageously Misleading Hotel Ads (PHOTOS, POLL)

Commented Jul 23, 2010 at 12:14:50 in Travel

“The Hyatt Regency Washington one is awful. One of those things that makes you think "there ought to be a law".”
$35 Tablet Computer Unveiled (PHOTO)

$35 Tablet Computer Unveiled (PHOTO)

Commented Jul 23, 2010 at 12:10:24 in Technology

“There's no profit in this, but hopefully some manufacturer will produce it.”

mojo filter on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:29:37

“They could always charge 70 dollars for a commercial version. Would still be a great deal.”
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Why It's Wrong to Equate Military Service With Heroism

Commented Jul 22, 2010 at 12:24:17 in Politics

“"Hero" may not be the best term, but someone who volunteers to join the military has decided to risk their life to protect others. If not "heroic", it is certainly a demonstration of bravery or spirit. Perhaps a "Thank you to our brave soldiers" may be better wording.”

pgwodehouse on Jul 22, 2010 at 13:23:03

“That is not quite correct. A lot of people who enlist do so because they are not qualified to do anything else, and the military has flexible standards. What you just wrote is no different from the glorification of troops that this article is about. Not all of them are brave, and most of them did not join to risk their life.”

satanlite on Jul 22, 2010 at 12:27:43

“What if they volunteer because it's the only viable economic decision they can make in their area?”
Bill O'Reilly Apologizes To Shirley Sherrod (VIDEO)

Bill O'Reilly Apologizes To Shirley Sherrod (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 22, 2010 at 12:06:46 in Media

“Faux News strikes again! Guys like Andrew Breitbart can cause more damage to the "conservative" movement than liberals can. These incidents expose them for the nakedly partisan hacks they are. Fox may have a plurailty of viewers, but it's increasingly just a shrinking echo chamber.”

tiredoldsteelworker on Jul 22, 2010 at 12:11:12

“Andrew Breitbart used to work for Huff Post by the way, but he wasn't a hack then, yes?”
State Department To Field Its Own Army In Iraq After U.S. Troops Withdraw

State Department To Field Its Own Army In Iraq After U.S. Troops Withdraw

Commented Jul 22, 2010 at 12:02:19 in Politics

“This is craziness. The State Department should not be fielding their own forces.”
DISAPPEARING MIDDLE CLASS: 60-Year-Old Couple Lose Their Jobs And Home

DISAPPEARING MIDDLE CLASS: 60-Year-Old Couple Lose Their Jobs And Home

Commented Jul 12, 2010 at 16:51:32 in Impact

“What do they expect to happen when they can't pay the mortgage? Draining your 401k to pay your mortgage is the worst strategy ever. IMO, it's much better to default with assets than to be broke and homeless.”

sdmcmla on Jul 12, 2010 at 17:03:43

“You are correct. The middle class needs to default just like the rich do. People have been brainwashed into believing that life will end if their credit score takes a hit. BFD, when the money runs out, your credit is crap anyway. At least if you default early, you won't starve. This couple should have saved their cash and moved to their Georgia location a while ago, leaving Wells Fargo to deal with the worthless house. Now Wells Fargo has the couple's cash and the house, and their credit will be crap anyway.

The middle class need to become just as ruthless as the rich (mentioned in an HP article a few days ago as defaulting 7x more than the middle class). Default sooner rather than later. That's the lesson of the Great Recession.”

Appleblossom on Jul 12, 2010 at 16:55:02

“Most people do not think like that.

Instead they believe in paying their bills on time and not defaulting even when it makes economic sense. This is why the Austrian model economics fails.”
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Is 30 Rock Racist?

Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 23:03:58 in Entertainment

“Who isn't a sterotype on the show? The hillbilly page? The self absorbed actress? Nerdy writers? The cut throat VP?

I can't tell if the author is serious or joking. There was an entire episode on how Tracy Jordan has been "outed" as being faithful to his wife and how that will destroy his career because he needs to be seen as womanizing. I think the author missed that one.... and probably most episodes based on the article.”

Darkgrl1019 on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:24:52

“I honestly don't belive the writer of this article watches the show.”

Kendall Hawley on Jul 9, 2010 at 02:54:38

“I immediately thought of that same episode. He also wasnʻt illiterate, just pretending to be. Tracey is so much more a caricature of celebrity- he acts the way he does mostly so heʻll appear crazy and interesting to the press. He also will get away with anything he can because he has been spoiled for so long. Grizz and Dot Com are articulate, smart and sensitive. Maybe they arenʻt central characters, but they are around him almost all the time.”

BronzeDusk on Jul 9, 2010 at 01:05:09

“I don't watch the show, but your last paragraph has been echoed many times here so I'm going to assume it's on point. Is it possible that the (Jordan) character bears any resemblance to the theme in Hollywood Shuffle or the plight of the 2 main black characters in Malibu's Finest (Taye Diggs & Anthony Anderson)? Can anyone who's seen 30 rock and the 2 movies mentioned weigh in?”
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