Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Handful of state’s 1,700 special districts make comptroller’s ‘Leadership Circle’ for financial transparency | Texas Watchdog
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a shift in White House tactics on the cusp of an election year, President Barack Obama isn't shying away these days from saying that many of his policies were designed with African-Americans in mind.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Recently, I had to walk away from the most prime possession my life, my home. I ran into financial problems due to the weak economy and started falling behind on my mortgage payments. After missing the first mortgage payment, the lender started harassing immediately.
Then after three consecutive miss payments the lender started to threaten foreclosure. I then made the mistake of trying a loan modification and to no avail I wasn't qualified. I haven't met many people in foreclosure who were qualified for modification. Bankruptcy was unaffordable, so my next step was to try a short sale.
I worked with a realtor, who for reasons unknowing to me couldn't get the sale done. We tried for seven months to get the short sale done. In the meanwhile I started losing hope, I was embarrassed to the fact that me and my family could possibly be on the streets soon. So at this point I stop contacting the lender, due to the fact they seemed so rude and they weren't in business to help me save my home, but to continuously make me feel subhuman.
. Eventually that day came when I started to receive tons and tons of mail from attorneys and other foreclosure prevention specialists, claiming to help save homes. My wife and I came to the conclusion that all this wasn't worth the stress and we vacated the property. We feel so much better now, we are starting to slowly recover financially, and we have found new love.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Pew Report on Young-Old Wealth Gap is Misleading and Divisive; Could Fuel Intergenerational Class War | | AlterNet
A new study purporting to show that older households are doing much better than younger ones in terms of wealth and income threatens to spark an intergenerational class war, pitting Americans of different ages – people who have all been devastated by the crash caused by Wall Street's recklessness -- against one another. But there are serious flaws in how the research is being interpreted.
Tuesday’s ballot initiative in Mississippi regarding a constitutional amendment that would grant fertilized eggs legal personhood is polling right down to the wire, with 45% of Mississippians favoring it and 44% opposed. Gender influences opinion on this initiative somewhat, with men favoring it by six percentage points and women opposing it by four percentage points. Race and party affiliation has even more influence, with Democrats and African-Americans registering around 60% opposition to the amendment. This suggests that the racial and class-based aspects to this amendment that have passed national attention aren’t passing the attention of Mississippi voters, and hopefully fear of this law will be enough to keep personhood for fertilized eggs from becoming law.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
A group of nurses is outraged over poor treatment from the hospital where they once worked. The women were allegedly told that they were “too ghetto” to deal with white patients. Well, these women aren’t taking the abuse sitting down.
A nine-year old girl in Florida is in serious trouble for an incident that took place on a school bus. The child is facing four felony counts after she threw a tantrum on the bus and spit on the driver. She also threw rocks at the bus and tossed a chair at a police officer, telling the officer “I’ll f*cking kill you!”