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Sallie Mae Torments Faithful Student Borrowers After Co-Signers Die

Sallie Mae Torments Faithful Student Borrowers After Co-Signers Die

Commented May 21, 2014 at 23:32:25 in Politics

“I agree but I also think that the price of a college education should be strictly regulated and return to more reasonable levels, as current costs are unsustainable and simply represent the greed of educational institutions.”
Sallie Mae Torments Faithful Student Borrowers After Co-Signers Die

Sallie Mae Torments Faithful Student Borrowers After Co-Signers Die

Commented May 21, 2014 at 23:29:33 in Politics

“No one has mentioned that this is a direct violation of the Fair Debt Practices Collection act and someone should be filing complaints against Simm with the FTC, which monitors the FDPC. Their behavior, on all accounts, is illegal and there are strict provisions that govern what debt collections agencies can and cannot do. Since agencies like SLMA collect billions in annual interest payments from borrowers, they have a vested interest in calling low interest loans they no longer want to service. I would like to know what the interest rates on these loans is because I bet they are lower interest loans that do not have the higher payout for SLMA and they would rather take them off of their books because they aren't profitable. Shameful behavior from Simms & SLMA.”

Cera2 on May 22, 2014 at 06:39:36

“This practice does not violate The FDCPA, the contract allows for it. UDAAP, possibly.”

Tuned IN on May 22, 2014 at 01:45:04

“The CFPB has taken over the FDCPA and is writing new rules. The FTC has been more or less neutered. Besides, this article does not say if the Sallie Mae loans serviced are private or government backed. If GSA, good luck suing the government. Might have a better chance filing a UDAAP and/or fair-lending claim with CFPB.”
Angelina Jolie Never Thought She'd Have Kids Or 'Meet The Right Person'

Angelina Jolie Never Thought She'd Have Kids Or 'Meet The Right Person'

Commented May 7, 2014 at 18:41:07 in Celebrity

“She's beautiful enough that the absurd amount of photoshopping done to that cover wasn't necessary.”

Autora on May 8, 2014 at 14:00:52

“While it very likely was photoshopped, a good photographer (and Elle can afford the best) can come up with exactly that affect using nothing but lights. It's done in movies all the time.”
Kristen Stewart Slips Into One Of Chanel's Optical Illusion Dresses For 2014 Met Gala

Kristen Stewart Slips Into One Of Chanel's Optical Illusion Dresses For 2014 Met Gala

Commented May 7, 2014 at 18:34:05 in Celebrity

“I think the dress is hideous and would not look good on anyone. As far as Kristen, would it be too much for her to smile occasionally? Unless her life is truly as horrible as the persistent frown on her face would indicate.”
This Entire Family Of Medical Marijuana Patients Could Go To Prison For Growing Pot

This Entire Family Of Medical Marijuana Patients Could Go To Prison For Growing Pot

Commented May 6, 2014 at 00:35:44 in Politics

“This is such a waste of taxpayer money, and a clear example of the subterfuge that the feds are willing to use to assert federal over state rights with respect to marijuana laws. I bet there are more than a few highly paid DEA employees who are sweating the loss of their cushy jobs and scouting around in Washington and Colorado to find patsies to make examples of so they can scare everyone off. I hope this family gets some help. I agree with others the state of Washington needs to sue the feds right now, their citizens have voted and the feds need to back down and respect state law. DEA is a waste of taxpayer money and national resources, everyone agrees on that. So can we just do away with this unnecessary agency and focus on important issues, like health care and schools?”
Honey Maid Releases 'Love' In Response To Anti-Gay Commercial Backlash (VIDEO)

Honey Maid Releases 'Love' In Response To Anti-Gay Commercial Backlash (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 5, 2014 at 22:00:17 in Gay Voices

“Sexual orientation is product of biology, it's not a choice. There is sufficient data available on this subject; however, people who engage in anti-gay rhetoric generally don't read scientific studies, maybe because they don't want to change their opinions, maybe because they just need something to be angry about. I'm glad to see corporations taking an inclusive stand on this issue, it's about time we started celebrating ourselves as people and stopped labeling each other. Nothing good comes out of it and we don't need more hate in the world.”
Senators Okay With Spying On Citizens, But Outraged It Happened To Congress

Senators Okay With Spying On Citizens, But Outraged It Happened To Congress

Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 16:03:19 in Politics

“Funny how it's not OK when it's happening to them but the same outrage doesn't apply to illegal spying on their constituents. Double standards here? I hope Senator Fenstein doesn't have any secrets because they're about to get exposed, as well as those of the other members of Congress. If they don't have anything to hide, why are they worried? I don't recall that the Constitution affords special rights to members of Congress while I do recall the forefathers specifically emphasizing that Congress will not be held above the general population -- their desire was to not institute the 'divine right of kings' in the USA, which is what Congress has done, especially in the last 50 years. So, how does it feel to get a taste of their own medicine?”
Unruly Passenger Forces Plane To Land: American Airlines Flight Bound For London Diverted To Canada

Unruly Passenger Forces Plane To Land: American Airlines Flight Bound For London Diverted To Canada

Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 19:11:38 in Travel

“I was on a SWA flight a couple of years ago and as soon as the plane took off, I knew I was going to be sick. I ran to the toilets and hoped the flight attendants wouldn't have me arrested. They didn't and I got through the rest of the flight OK, although I slept for the rest of the flight. I was recovering from surgery and if my son hadn't been graduating from college, I would have cancelled that trip. I have never been on a flight, and I travel a lot, with someone who was so badly behaved that the plane had to be diverted.”
Jeremy Abbott, U.S. Figure Skater, Sends Middle Finger To Critics

Jeremy Abbott, U.S. Figure Skater, Sends Middle Finger To Critics

Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 19:02:35 in Sports

“We only see the results of their efforts, not the thousands of hours of practice, the hundreds of falls, the dedication and commitment that are required to become a world-class athlete. I admire every athlete who has the courage to compete on the world stage and we should applaud their stamina and effort. It's way too easy to judge when we are not on that stage with them and haven't made the sacrifices that they do to get to where they are.”
Beef Recall: Rancho Feeding Corp. Recalls A Year's Worth Of Beef Products

Beef Recall: Rancho Feeding Corp. Recalls A Year's Worth Of Beef Products

Commented Feb 9, 2014 at 16:48:03 in Business

“Why aren't these companies owning responsibility for their own safety inspections. This is what happens when the food chain is commoditized and sold to the highest corporate bidder. Republicans succeeded in deregulation, this beef should be delivered to the GOP in Congress and served to them for lunch and dinner. Let's see whether their stomachs are as hard as their heads.”

conservgirl8 on Feb 9, 2014 at 17:38:56

“What deregulation? Can you be more clear?”
Olympic Google Doodle Appears To Hit Russia's Anti-Gay Law As Sochi Games Begin

Olympic Google Doodle Appears To Hit Russia's Anti-Gay Law As Sochi Games Begin

Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 12:00:48 in Gay Voices

“Great comment, fanned & faved.”
Olympic Google Doodle Appears To Hit Russia's Anti-Gay Law As Sochi Games Begin

Olympic Google Doodle Appears To Hit Russia's Anti-Gay Law As Sochi Games Begin

Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 12:00:09 in Gay Voices

“I am heartened by the international community's response to Russia's law. When are people going to realize that homosexuality is a physiological trait, it isn't an arbitrary choice. No one wakes up one morning, who doesn't have the physiological aspects already within them, and says "I think I'll be a homosexual now."”
Joe Namath Wore A Fur Coat And Messed Up The Coin Toss In His Super Bowl Cameo (GIF)

Joe Namath Wore A Fur Coat And Messed Up The Coin Toss In His Super Bowl Cameo (GIF)

Commented Feb 2, 2014 at 22:24:45 in Sports

“The fur coat was a bit overdone, he looked like he hasn't left the 70s and I would not have been surprised to see that he was wearing a 'leisure suit' under that coat.”

Morton86 on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:18:59

“He was just having some fun. God forbid any of us have fun on Super Bowl Sunday.”

Tom S Cedar Mill on Feb 2, 2014 at 22:46:44

“Panty hose at least.”
Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 01:29:21 in Politics

“Finally, a reasonable opinion. We won't know what we have lost until we lose it and hopefully, more people like Snowden will come forward until even those who are in the deepest levels of denial recognize that our lives and liberty are at stake here. I have no trust in the government's blathering about national security, they are just promoting their self interest, which is antithetical to that of the U.S. citizenry.”
Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 01:27:29 in Politics

“My father was ex-NSA and I had a chance to review his papers when he died in 1989. You have no idea what was in them, nearly 30 years ago, events that have taken place now and were the planning stages then.”
Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 01:26:27 in Politics

“Really? How do you feel about the NSA spying on your every move? Because they are.”
Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 01:25:43 in Politics

“If Snowden disappears even more documents will be revealed. At least he was smart enough to ensure his safety by dispersing the documents to a variety of sources. Why is everyone so down on him and not on a government that is not only acting illegally, they are acting outside of the purview of the very rules that they are sworn to uphold?”

stillfranksfault on Jan 30, 2014 at 06:53:34

“That is a simple answer.............. he is no different then a terrorist by his holding America hostage through the threat of releasing more and more classified information. If he doesn't get his way.
He inflects more pain with every turn of the knife in our back, and you fools love him for it. So build your gold idol to the great hero, have your parades, us true Americans that follow the laws of this great nation see him for what he is, a traitor.”
Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 01:24:25 in Politics

“Who is the bigger traitor, in the truest sense of the word? In my opinion, it's a government that pays lip service to the Constitution and the people it is sworn to serve while promoting its own agenda. Snowden is a true patriot and if you study the history of this country, his actions are no different than than those of our founders who risked their lives to ensure the freedoms that we enjoy (perhaps I should use this word in the past tense) and take for granted. I don't think Snowden is a traitor at all, I think he knew the cost of his actions, a cost he was willing to pay to reveal the truth. And we should celebrate him for that. I do.”
Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 00:57:17 in Politics

“Yes and depending on government subsidies, as do Walmart employees, so the rest of us end up subsidizing Wal-Mart's low salaries, while the Waltons are among the wealthiest people in the world. Somehow that doesn't seen right.”
Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 00:53:27 in Politics

“True and those who suffer most are the children and that just breaks my heart. We can, as a society, do much better.”
Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 00:52:53 in Politics

“Maybe so but that is not a choice that anyone should have to make.”
Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 00:52:21 in Politics

“Me too, everyone deserves to live within a certain standard, especially when the corporation can well afford it -- why aren't salaries based on percentage of profits instead of the lowest possible wage that the law demands they pay? Without the law, they would be paid far less, which I think is outrageous.”
Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Commented Jan 28, 2014 at 10:32:07 in Politics

“It's not about being owed a living, it's about economic disparity that is created by corporations who use their political connections and who have the money to pay a fair wage, they just don't want to. People should not have to limit their lifestyles because of corporate greed. And I approach that from the standpoint of living a very comfortable life, would not consider having roommates and I have 3 children.”
Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

Commented Jan 28, 2014 at 09:32:36 in Politics

“Personally, I think it shows a marked lack of intelligence that corporations wait until the government forces their hand to raise wages for their lowest paid employees. They don't understand that in a society that is increasingly run by public opinion, their profits are at risk when they engage in anti-social behavior. Somehow they believe that they rule under the divine right of kings and their profits are beyond the influence of social media's far reach. Several large corporations found that out the hard way last year, more is to come. It is not like they don't have the money, they would just rather pay it to their C-level staff, than the front line workers.”
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