“Nobody asked for a down on your luck clause. BUT, if there are programs that are supposed to help folks, and the banks are not willing to utilize them, then the banks are not interested in having regular people as customers, it seems to me.
And one day, when you find yourself "down on your luck" remember your attitude now...you will find that you reap what you sow.
-from an EMPOWERED PERSON, NOT A VICTIM.”
“It's been a real challenge to deal with these banks at all. I have had tremendous trouble trying to get in touch and stay in touch with Wells Fargo. Each department functions separately, and none of them are trying to help us at all.”
“Not victims. Just folks down on their luck. One buys a house, does well for a while, gets laid off, falls behind on bills. One continues to look for elusive employment, continues to fall behind on bills. One contacts bank, in effort to see what can be done- some sort of help? Some program to help folks manage? Sure, say the banks, then one tries to stay in contact with the bank, which makes it very difficult- not returning calls, misplacing paperwork. One eventually gets letter from the bank about a foreclosure- despite doing all that one is supposed to do, to try to save their house.
Bankers walk away with one's assets, and one is left homeless.
One doesn't consider him/herself a victim, but certainly has been caught on the wrong end of business practices that really only benefit the banks.
One then picks up the pieces, and tries to rebuild life as best one can, despite the obstacles placed in the way.
Being so judgmental isn't helping you-it is limiting your views on what is happening around the country. When this happens, folks are blinded by the propaganda put out by the banks and other institutions/candidates about how so many folks are willingly acting the victim. This is just not the case, time and again.
Banks need to be held responsible for their actions, and called to task when those actions are hurting the customers with whom they have gone into business.”
Tquin on Oct 3, 2012 at 11:42:10
“It is not judgemental. In a mortgage contract, there is no down on your luck clause. You meet it or the contract states what will happen. Surprise surprise. Victim”
that was actually a quote from the movie you claim barely qualified as a comedy.
And usually, when one refers to something as over-rated, they are saying that too much emphasis has been placed on something that doesn't deserve it.
And this is a dictionary definition:
tr.v. o·ver·rat·ed, o·ver·rat·ing, o·ver·rates. To overestimate the merits of; rate too highly. ”
“The administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower undertook instead to build a nation from the spurious political entity that was South Vietnam by fabricating a government there, taking over control from the French, dispatching military advisers to train a South Vietnamese army, and unleashing the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to conduct psychological warfare against the North.”
“So sad. Worse yet, she doesn't realize Obamacare is actually helping her.
Nobody deserves to be treated that way. That manager could not have possibly known what was happening in her life, and had not right to judge. my hope for him is that when he finds himself in need of help, he will see that there are people willing to help those in need sans ugly attitudes, and I hope that will help him open his own eyes.”
“overrated: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
leanforward on Sep 25, 2012 at 11:41:42
“"I keep using that word"? what, are you stalking me? I may have used it one other time in the last few months. Yeah sure, right, I dont know what it means, Doesnt it mean maniacally funny, thats what the dictionary says.”
cinemaven on Sep 25, 2012 at 11:34:44
“Lol, I was going to say the exact same thing”
mr e vader on Sep 25, 2012 at 11:01:28
“I'm glad I opened up the comments or I would have duplicated this post word for word”
“Thanks, Dude! Nice to meet you as well. We have quite the complicated history here in the south. Some of the stories I have heard and read and seen break my heart. However, I believe the future can be different, and if we keep our eyes and minds open, we can effect some change! ”
“There are many here in Texas who agree with this man's sentiments and probably support him in his display wholeheartedly, but this is one Texan who is appalled at this sort of behavior.”
TheHighForester on Sep 20, 2012 at 16:40:20
“I am glad to meet you. And I know that there are many other Texans who have earned the love and respect of their neighbors. But, as you say, there are many who agree with the bigoted individual who "lynched" the chair. Thank goodness this is not the Texas of the old days. In Tyler, TX they once celebrated the Fourth of July by lynching 26 black men and women. Tuskegee Univesity maintains a web page where all those lynched are listed by date and name.
That you are bold enough to stand forth for good against evil is impressive. You are fanned and faved.”
“This is what has changed: Chic-Fil-A has announced that it will "has agreed to cease donations to right-wing groups that oppose same-sex marriage."
Yes, the press release was issued a while ago. Yes, the company stated it would treat everyone equally. However, actions speak louder than words, and the company is showing, through the cease of donations to anti-gay groups that it (chifila) will indeed start treating everyone equally.
One cannot claim one stance and act on another without being hypocritical. Chic-Fil-A has recognized this fact, and decided to get in line with their statements.”
“Did not mean to favorite this comment. Any bullying, even minor is NOT okay. And in this case, I would consider it to be more than minor. This girl was surrounded by several people and wrapped with saran wrap. This could have resulted in her death if they had any more and were able to obstruct her breathing.
We definitely need to teach our kids about self respect, but also respect for other people. I also think that the majority of bullies have hidden pain that they are taking out on others, so that is something else to be working on with our kids- recognition of the hurt inside and how to deal with it in ways that are not so destructive.”