I'm glad somebody else noticed that everybody there was overweight so I don't have to. Alarm bells are ringing.
So you're saying the NCJ shouldn't do this particular story regarding the struggling housing market because they didn't do some other story about the same basic issue? I'm struggling to see your point. The article clearly states that the situation of one of the home owners was at least partially due to the realtors assurance that she 'could always refinance' if the payments became unmanagable. I must have heard that line about a million times back before the housing bubble crashed, and even the smartest people around were drinking the Kool-Aid.
I think this article is exactly what local journalism is meant to be: informative and relevant to the area. The only 'shame' here is that your emotional response(s) to the hardships of your less fortunate neighbors is apparently blind rage.
This is THE story of the times, you space cadet(s). We're not crying for investors who bought too many properties. This is about normal hard working people who were hustled by a billion dollar criminal industry into playing a rigged game. They got tricked into paying far more than they should have, and the people doing the tricking got to keep all the money.
Why do you root for working class Americans to fail? Who does that help?
And the true winking butt too.
As a soldier in (supposedly ultra liberal) Germany during the early 2000's, I was always impressed by the relatively decent public/pay bathrooms. The token cost (around $.50 inserted into the stall door) served the dual functions of providing some measure of security and partially funding the upkeep.
I think we have the responsibility of helping people answer natures call while out and about; however, flushing toilets, and cleaning floors costs money. We should either design and fund a clean, non threatening facility, or scrap the idea altogether.
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In Print This Week:
Feb 16, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 7
Under the Color of Authority
The North Coast Journal
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