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Jackie Ramos, Bank Of America Employee, Fired After Helping Customers (VIDEO)

Jackie Ramos, Bank Of America Employee, Fired After Helping Customers (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 7, 2009 at 16:48:49 in Business

“That's a bit crazy. You can get a debit card from small, local CO-OP banks. And mortgages, and car loans, and savings accounts, and no fees. And they treat you like a human.

Why do people think big banks are the only game in town?”

creditmentoring on Dec 8, 2009 at 12:40:19

“Yes ...but if someone struggling in this economy can not pay bills---- and ultimately winds up getting a judgment on delinquent accounts--- their bank account can be levied. BUT Only if the bank account has over $400.00 in it Wallmart is not a bank therefor is monies on their prepaid card is undetectable They advertise YOUR MONEY IS SAFE HERE ! This is what they mean.”

Nikmc on Dec 7, 2009 at 17:05:17

“Because people are lazy and subservient and would rather complain than actually fight for their rights. Which is why so many crooks are in business.

Crazy is the norm.

i have 1 cc that i pay in full every month, even before it's due.
2 bank accts - 1 with a small bank and the other with ING (where I also have my savings).

If i don't have the cash. I don't buy.

No complaints.

I left Chase. They suck. Before I had WAMU but they went belly up with the mortgages they took on.

anyway.
subservient people will never get anything accomplished.”
Jackie Ramos, Bank Of America Employee, Fired After Helping Customers (VIDEO)

Jackie Ramos, Bank Of America Employee, Fired After Helping Customers (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 7, 2009 at 16:42:49 in Business

“Everyone who can do so should switch to small, local, cooperative banks.

Co-op banks are fantastic. I have been with one for nearly 30 years, and all of these horror stories that I'm reading have never once been practiced by them.

And I have talked to others who praise their small local banks for giving personal service and being all-around human.

You will need one credit card from some goliath bank, but everything else should be done locally. Even the bank presidents of these smaller co-ops are usually down-to-earth (and usually live in or near your community).”

aproposofnothing on Dec 7, 2009 at 17:02:58

“agreed!”
Coast Guard's Sept. 11 Training Exercise Sparks Confusion In D.C.

Coast Guard's Sept. 11 Training Exercise Sparks Confusion In D.C.

Commented Sep 11, 2009 at 11:27:54 in World

“Something doesn't feel right about this explanation - of an "exercise." I don't believe them. And now I wonder why they're lying.”
Bride Can't Stop Laughing (VIDEO)

Bride Can't Stop Laughing (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 20:57:32 in Comedy

“Can I just say...? I did this. I just could NOT stop laughing, and it was just me, my husband, and justice of the peace. Been married very happily now for 10 years. And we still laugh about how I just "lost it" and started laughing.

It was like my very best 4th grade friend was being so serious -- and it just made me laugh. (then later I started crying. oh well)

And we could not be happier all these years later. And we laugh about everything.”
Change We Can Believe In: Feelings Toward the Administration by Those Who Elected It

Change We Can Believe In: Feelings Toward the Administration by Those Who Elected It

Commented Aug 13, 2009 at 17:40:10 in Politics

“Great post. And I will add that many people projected onto Obama their own plans and ideals that were never part of his promises. He ALWAYS emphasized the need to do a give-and-take with opposing viewpoints.”

bmarcelus on Aug 14, 2009 at 09:21:28

“You are so right....and now that he can't met their projection there're upset”
Barney Frank Pulls Plug On CNBC:

Barney Frank Pulls Plug On CNBC: "This Interview Is Over!"

Commented Jun 11, 2009 at 18:06:00 in Business

“Barney Frank is so many kinds of awesome.”

eden4barack08 on Jun 11, 2009 at 18:39:41

“Ditto to that!”

justsomeguywhocameby on Jun 11, 2009 at 18:07:09

“Ya gotta love him even if you don't.”
Christian Bale On Terminator Outburst: 'It Shouldn't Have Been Recorded'

Christian Bale On Terminator Outburst: 'It Shouldn't Have Been Recorded'

Commented May 3, 2009 at 14:39:06 in Entertainment

“How great is this? We get another chance to re-enjoy this hilarious, awesome dance mix that some genius put together when this first hit the news:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTihsJQHt48

Honestly, this has to be the best dance mix ever! rofl never gets old.

Thanks Christian!!”

pthesmith on May 3, 2009 at 17:46:46

“That's one of my favorite songs when I want a little pick me up. Has that been played in the night club scene?”

HarlemFreeThought on May 3, 2009 at 15:30:43

“Seth McFarlane mashup is my favorite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNJbydpG0xk
Obama, Reid Oppose Torture Commission

Obama, Reid Oppose Torture Commission

Commented Apr 24, 2009 at 08:53:44 in Politics

“Good for Obama! I continue to be amazed and impressed by his leadership.

He is 100% correct -- and Democrats need to realize that this issue could suck all of the air out of so many other initiatives. In picking out battles, this is not the priority right now.

I was ready to write him off yesterday because of this issue (and I sent him money during the campaign -- really an Obama supporter up until he decided to go backwards and support the loopy idea of prosecuting people from prior administration....like some kind of banana republic dictator).

This is fantastic news!!”

MESGAIN26 on Apr 24, 2009 at 09:31:31

“ru serious , u sound like a republican just because he don't want a comission don't mean he isn't open to a special prosecutor , u say dictator ship ? we had that the last 8 yrs bush ( quote ) If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." —Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000 by the way torture was not all about discovering immediate threats to the U.S. but instead an effort to provide justification for attacking a country that had not attacked us , The bottom line is these techniques have hurt our image around the world, the damage they have done to our interests far outweighed whatever benefit they gave us and they are not essential to our national security." and they are war crimes no man is above the law of the land , Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

lentinelia on Apr 24, 2009 at 09:01:19

“That's right.
Obama can only fight one battle at a time.
It is much more important to send more drones over Pakistan and send more troops
to Afghanistan. And, thankfully, the war in Iraq rages on.
We can't waste time and energy on prosecuting those who shredded our constitution.
We have wars to fight, thanks in no small part to their efforts.

Let's get going now and defend the integrity of our bodily fluids.”

mcantwell on Apr 24, 2009 at 08:58:08

“They do not want to impede or delay the review of the Senate Intelligence Committee. They want all the FACTS before they proceed.”

troqua on Apr 24, 2009 at 08:58:07

“A supporter of Obama quoting Rove? I don't think so.”

roncar on Apr 24, 2009 at 08:57:20

“You are amazed quite easily.”

dentuso on Apr 24, 2009 at 08:57:18

“Um... you understand that he IS appointing an Indy, but only AFTER the Senate Intelligence Committee does full investigation? This is going to take a couple of YEARS. And the Party of Torture will be in the news every single day... That's going to be the headline day in and day out. The Party of Torture will be asked daily to either confess, or continue to support the use of criminal acts/torture. And every day that they defend torture, they rightfully solidify their brand as the Party of Torture.

Not only can Obama now concentrate on other policy, he's provided the Party of Torture with a corner and a can of paint, and there's no way out.”

KewlJoJo on Apr 24, 2009 at 08:56:49

“We all believe you supported Obama. Really we do.”

breakingnews on Apr 24, 2009 at 08:55:39

“READ the article, then comment.”
Opposition Grows To Obama's Decision Not To Prosecute CIA Agents

Opposition Grows To Obama's Decision Not To Prosecute CIA Agents

Commented Apr 20, 2009 at 08:30:53 in Politics

“I'm sure that Obama has made the right decision (once again!) and I'm very happy to see that he is not bending his good judgement to the will of "the left" -- If he did everything that the fringe left wants, it would make him a weak follower -- not a leader.

But thank God he is a leader - and remember -- he has more information about behind-the-scenes activities than anyone in the peanut gallery. He has proven over and again the capacity to make the right decisions. I trust he has on this as well.”
Boston Globe Launches Branding Campaign On Heels Of Folding Threat

Boston Globe Launches Branding Campaign On Heels Of Folding Threat

Commented Apr 6, 2009 at 11:42:25 in Media

“The quality of news reporting and writing at the Boston Globe has been declining for years. And it is NOT a case of their liberal bias (although there is one) --- it is simply that they insult readers by filtering the news through their own provincial lens of how the world should be -- and add injury to the insult by writing to a depth of about 1 inch.

Formerly an intellectual powerhouse, the Globe has become a kiddie paper for people who don't want to think or have their world views challenged.”

ArthurTwoShedsJackson on Apr 6, 2009 at 12:33:12

“Nonsense. You want grade school writing and journalism, the Boston Herald is still running.”
AIG Won't Release Names Of Executives, Citing Death Threats

AIG Won't Release Names Of Executives, Citing Death Threats

Commented Mar 18, 2009 at 18:44:43 in Politics

“America has a huge amount of faith and loyalty to this "black man" - whom we have elected because he is the absolute best person for the job. Stop trying to keep racism alive. Please.”
National Outrage Forces Obama Administration To Act On AIG Bonuses

National Outrage Forces Obama Administration To Act On AIG Bonuses

Commented Mar 17, 2009 at 08:36:07 in Politics

“Is this list of AIG executives from last year still the same?

http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/765p9/here_is_a_list_of_aig_executives_lets_hunt_down/

Their taking this taxpayer money is a moral failing, and they should be aware that we are ashamed of them -- as Americans. Or put another way, "Just because you have a legal right to do something doesn't mean it's the right thing to do."”

nellie on Mar 17, 2009 at 08:39:25

“I think a 100 % tax on these bonuses might be a good idea.

Meanwhile, the balance of the money that AIG has spent w out any oversight is not being examined.”
Bailed Out Bank of America Spent Close To $10 Million On Super Bowl Parties, Sponsorships: ABC

Bailed Out Bank of America Spent Close To $10 Million On Super Bowl Parties, Sponsorships: ABC

Commented Feb 2, 2009 at 12:22:00 in Business

“I agree with you.

It isn't that there is something inherently wrong with marketing/$. The outrage is that the gov't gave so much money to what are obviously the dimmes management bulbs in the country.

Perception is everything -- and if they could not foresee the negative publicity surrounding this outlandishness --- well, for heaven's sake -- a 6-year-old could have predicted this.

And the same 6-year-old could have come up with a better/cheaper marketing plan.

Seriously? If these bankers aren't competent enough to run in place, then how are they going to pull themselves out of a mess?”
Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State

Commented Nov 20, 2008 at 11:32:05 in Politics

“That was before we realized that the Clintons' dramatics would not change for Obama. Democrats seem to have a dysfunctional codependent relationship with the Clintons..." oh look how they've changed...see?....they're going to be good now..." then, just when we trust them....WHAP! BAM! ...

THATS why the dems liked (past tense) the idea. gullibility. but we're getting over it now.”

Yman on Nov 20, 2008 at 12:01:51

“Uhhhhh .... the poll was just taken.”
Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State

Commented Nov 20, 2008 at 11:25:46 in Politics

“Are the Clintons just completely incapable of being non-dysfunctional?

Just when I'm ready to give them another chance, they start up again with the dramatic leaks to the press, and all of the background drama.

And she's supposed to represent President Obama in all of her dealings/meetings as SofS? Not likely! The Clintons do and always will represent only themselves.

Drop this drama queen like a hot potato....and move on.
America has too much to do and too much at stake to indulge this neurotic couple for one more second.”
Former Defense Official: Obama Keeping Gates The

Former Defense Official: Obama Keeping Gates The "Dumbest Thing I've Ever Heard"

Commented Nov 7, 2008 at 16:12:11 in Politics

“I agree. Chuck Hagel would be fantastic!”
Former Defense Official: Obama Keeping Gates The

Former Defense Official: Obama Keeping Gates The "Dumbest Thing I've Ever Heard"

Commented Nov 7, 2008 at 16:11:20 in Politics

“Exactly what I was thinking. He only needs to make examples of a couple of people -- you grandstand and leak -- you go home. simple. (although, on second though, his new COS, Rahm Emmanuel, is already known to have leaked his own appointment. jerk.....makes me not like him)”
Holding My Breath

Holding My Breath

Commented Oct 30, 2008 at 15:20:36 in Politics

“Wonderful essay.

But my anticipation feels different -- more like dread and anxiety.
Here's a gliimpse into a truly neurotic chattering mind: "Scrooge will show up instead of Santa.......... the machines will break--all at the same time.....a blinding ice storm will carpet the entire swath of northern states.....a meteor will cause a national crisis...."

I know, I know...... I've lost it. But it gets worse: I'm checking the polls every 1/2 hour --- searching blogs for any evidence of vote tampering -- obsessively checking news coverage of Obama and yelling at the campaign ("...why isn't he in Ohio!!?"). And it's only Thursday.

This can't be over soon enough.”

JKOSully on Oct 30, 2008 at 17:21:13

“I'm so glad I'm not the only one. There should be some sort of diagnosis for this disorder. Pollinoia?”
huffingtonpost entry

Confessions of a Lawn Sign Stealer

Commented Oct 30, 2008 at 11:37:38 in Home

“So you're in favor of free speech as long as it agrees with your world view?

I'm sorry, but I don't find anything humorous about this.

You don't know the story behind how every sign gets posted. From whose lawn are you stealing?

maybe parents who want to demonstrate the value of civic participation to their children?

maybe someone who took precious time out from their very hectic life to go to the bother of tracking down and planting a sign because it felt hopeful and empowering?

maybe someone who just wants to believe that we live in a country where political views are protected?

It's exactly like egging a house on Halloween. Yeah, ha ha ha very funny.....except for the part where it's nearly impossible to remove....and someone who scraped and saved to own a house now has a permanent blot on it....and they've already spent way more time and money than they have on trying to keep up with maintenance..... Yeah, a real laugh riot.

I suppose you will gather more wisdom with age. One can hope.”
Voting Rights Activists Warn Of Chaos On Election Day

Voting Rights Activists Warn Of Chaos On Election Day

Commented Oct 30, 2008 at 10:38:17 in Politics

“Another stolen election would be catastrophic for this country.

Ohio - where the Triad organization is ONCE AGAIN responsible for the computer logistics for 55 counties - will be the most likely Republican target. In 2004, this is the company that responded to reports that voting feedback from machines in the field showed some serious anomolies -- and how did they respond? By rushing out and seizing all of the hard-drives in question, which, to this day, have not had any forensic analysis done on them.

So...please...please...everybody let Ohio and Triad know that we are watching them this time.

An election being stolen through use of sophisticated computer programming is a much bigger issue and concern than whether or not Obama wins. (that probably sounds like hyperbole, but really, much as I hope he wins....a permanently dismantled democratic system is the more serious concern)”
Early Voting Information, Polls

Early Voting Information, Polls

Commented Oct 29, 2008 at 12:33:08 in Politics

“We cannot allow the Republicans to steal this election. We need to ensure that everbody (especially places with vote-flipping machines, like Ohio) is vigilant and learns how to make sure that their vote is counted.

The stealing has begun already. This is alarming, and I hate to post something depressing, but it is essential that people become aware. paste this into your browser, and pass it along!!:

http://markcrispinmiller.blogspot.com/2008/10/election-complaints-are-pouring-in.html

Tsk Tsk on Oct 29, 2008 at 12:38:17

“We know they will "try".........even THEY know they are so reviled and so detested by the public at large that the only chance they have of staying afloat and not being crushed at the ballot box is through fraud and stealing. They give lip service to democracy and do everything they can to subvert it and shred the Constitution. Their leaders are in truth oligarchs who cling to power by throwing crumbs to their deluded lemming-like, hive-minded followers.”
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