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Family Wrongly Booted From Home Returns To Wreckage

Dec 4th 2011 9:58PM There are obviously a lot of uninformed people on these boards.
1. These banks can no longer make harassing calls unless YOU allow them to. Once you say the magic words, "Refer everything to my lawyer Mr. SoandSo, they cannot contact you. If they do, get their name and caller number and hand it to your lawyer.
2. If you cannot afford a lawyer, call your local Social Services office and get a referal for a low/no cost one.
3. The home owner is responsible for damages even if the home is foreclosed upon. Keep your insurance active!!!
4. This family was NOT foreclosed upon. There merely received letters saying that they were ELIGIBLE for foreclosure under the rules of their remodification. They chose to ignore these notices, instead of addressing and trying to resolve the problem.
5. They voluntarily chose to leave their home. They were NOT foreclosed on. I suspect there is much more to this story than this article states.
6. Banks do NOT want to foreclose on homes. While one could have argued some benefit for the banks during the height of the housing bubble, in today's housing economy they are losing money by the billions because of these foreclosures.
7. Bank of America IS a pain to work with, most banks are...but they deal daily with customers who are trying to scam them, get away without paying and who refuse to leave when they are more than a year behind in payments.
8. There is no such thing as too big to fail! Our government has no business involved in saving banks or businesses OR in saving homeowners who have been foreclosed upon!

Family Wrongly Booted From Home Returns To Wreckage

Dec 4th 2011 9:29PM Shannon, if we could look deeper into articles such as these we would almost always find that there is more to the story than we are being told. I don't know what the whole situation was here, but like you said, if were merely question about one missed payment, even during a trial period, there is no way a bank would chose foreclosure as a first option when they already have so many bad foreclosed homes they cannot get off of their books. I do have sympathy for the family, but I also have no doubt that there is more to the story that we see here.

Bristol Palin Reveals She Lost Virginity While Drunk

Jun 19th 2011 4:44AM Unfortunately, Bristols story is the story of far too many of our young teen girls. Alcohal and youth do not mix, but so far we have not been able to convince our young people that this is true. I hope that this book is read by teen girls of all ages and that these young girls understand that every choice they make has consequences and sometimes those consequences last a lifetime.

Bristol Palin Reveals She Lost Virginity While Drunk

Jun 19th 2011 4:37AM Actually Melly dear, it is called date rape and it happens to far too many of our young teen girls. Certainly she made a poor choice to drink, but that drinking too much wine does not mean you are giving a guy permission to have sex while you are unconscious.

Parents of Girl Killed in Ferris Wheel Accident Want Tougher Safety Regulations

Jun 14th 2011 8:07PM Unless they are planning on using locking seat belts they are not going to lower the chance of an accident occurring. In fact, it seems to me that someone who feels they are safe because they are in a seat belt may be more likely to take chances with their behavior.
My heart does go out to this lovely couple. We lost our daughter at age 23. Losing a child is something you never recover from, no matter what the reason or age of the child.

Breast Milk Tied to Baby's Metabolism

Jun 9th 2011 7:33AM First, it probably doesn't take a lot of research to know that the milk produced by the human body is much better for a human baby than an artificial milk would be. Second, no one should be upset if they cannot breastfeed, but surely most women would want to attempt it if they know it is better for their child...and of course it is much less expensive! Third, the article is about metabolism and blood sugar levels, not intellect. We do have a serious obesity and diabetic problem in this country and if breast feeding for only four months can help prevent this in even a small percentage of our children isn't the sacrifice of time and effort worth it? And perhaps fewer allergies, better intellect and parent/child bonding will come along too!

'Genderless' Baby Raises a Storm of Controversy

May 26th 2011 4:18PM It isn't going to make any difference at all in this child's life. I never cared whether my daughter or my sons played with Barbies or wrecked Tonka trucks...I ran a day care and there were toys of all types available at all times! And guess what! My daughter USUALLY chose dolls and puzzles and my boys USUALLY chose balls and trucks. And while my daughter USUALLY prefered to play in the sandbox and go down the slide and my boys USUALLY prefered to pick up sticks and chase each other around, they all loved each other and were secure in that love! Very few children do not automatically act their sexual orientation.
Let the kid play as he/she prefers, just don't screw him/her up for life by not talking about his/her gender until the child hits puberty! Now THAT will really screw the poor child up!

Royal Wedding Cake: 8 Tiers & 900 Flowers [PHOTOS]

Apr 30th 2011 2:16PM The whole process took five weeks, but the first weeks are spent preparing the flowers and other decorations and if the cake required 900 flowers, probably twice that many were actually made, maybe even more. There were probably two identical cakes made for such a grand occasion just on the very rare chance that something would happen to the one being presented. Each layer is baked and frozen, or with fruit cake perhaps covered with marizapan or fondant which will seal the moisture in, then the cake is refrigerated and put together in the last 24-48 hours. It is a beautiful cake...congratulations to the newly weds!

Emerson House

Mar 17th 2011 1:00PM Oh! Just gorgeous...would absolutely LOVE to live in a house like this! Anyone know where that "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" machine is located? LOL

John Travolta Dares to Go Bare With New Balding 'Do

Feb 22nd 2011 11:10PM Who cares if he is balding or not, it isn't as if any man or woman really has a lot of choice in what their hair does or does not do as we age! LOL When he plays a part, there are plenty of ways to make sure his look fits his character, because it IS just a character up there on the big screen! In his private life, I don't care if he choses to get hair plugs, wear rugs or let the bald shine through!

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