wavpeac commented on the diary post Livestock producers are causing MRSA – We now have proof by TobyWollin.
My grandfather was a doctor.I still remember him warning us as children that the over use of antibiotics was going to be the biggest problem we would face in medicine in the coming years. He is gone now…but he would have been horrified to know that his grand daughter, contracted a MRSA infection in a [...]
wavpeac commented on the blog post As Union Membership Drops “Scabby” Is Reconsidered
Unemployment for long periods of time, kills union membership. you can’t pay dues when out of work for over a year. Furthermore target funds were abolished, where they collected money to use to augment the bidding process so they could do more with less bid. Union pride and getting people working is all that is needed.
“If he wrote it, I read it.” Somehow his writing always conveyed who he was. What kind of person he was, his passion, what he cared about. Authentic. Ugh. I didn’t want to know this…and yet, so to see all these folks, it really is like attending a virtual funeral. To see so many of [...]
wavpeac commented on the blog post I Shot My Mouth Off And You Showed Me What That Hole Was For
The way he spoke to both women in that discussion was masogynistic and bullying. I know he does it with others too, but his tone, his interruptions, his talking over, his yelling all denote a complete lack of respect for the women in the discussion. He’s a misogynistic bore.
When my kids were toddlers we used to sing “you can’t always get what you want”. Today they hate that tune, though, we still love to sing it and laugh as they tell us to stop!! Yah, we are all on board, we don’t know how to change it. We the little people don’t know [...]
A paradigm shift occurs like a bowl of pop corn pops…one by one the kernals pop from all over the pan. Eventually the bowl is filled with pop corn instead of kernals. We are popping…but we have only just begun. It will take heat (truth) oil,(to prevent complete scalding) and time. That’s how it shifts…it [...]
wavpeac commented on the diary post I Was Raped: Figuring Out What Happened and Why It Felt Wrong (*TRIGGER WARNING*) by RH Reality Check.
It is illegal to have sex with a drunk person. who wants to,? anyone who has had real consensual sex knows the difference. if you get off on “getting away” with sex, you are a rapist. its about control, not mutually enjoyed. some sickos dont know the difference.
wavpeac commented on the blog post The Mortgage Scam Against Widows, and Why No Mortgage Lender Should Ever Get Legal Immunity
There are so many stories about these kinds of “purposeful glitches”…It’s just naseating. How can a civilized country allow this to go on…it’s economic terrorism.
There is a metaphor we use in our groups, called the island. The island is basically a metaphor for disconnection. It is the physical and emotional act of “not being present”, We can put ourselves “on the island” by being in our head, or getting drunk or buzzed, by isolating or by thinking that we [...]
wavpeac commented on the blog post Storm-Washing: The New Bank Ploy to Milk Foreclosure Relief PR In Storm-Wrecked Areas
This is what gmac did after Katrina…and many areas ended up blighted as a result. Disgusting. And then there will be fees, and fees and the banks will look very rich on the books and then there will be a moment in time when these issues must be reconciled or we can just keep looking the other way as the banks blight our country.
wavpeac commented on the diary post John Kerry Must Speak Out on 2004 Election Theft Now by David Swanson.
This needs to be raised before Obama loses the election so that when the numbers are not quite right it all makes sense. This should be happening now. There has been plenty written about it. There was a lot out there in 2004. Discover magazine even did an article about how easy it would be [...]
wavpeac commented on the blog post CFPB Report on Student Loan Servicing Shows Same Predatory Tactics as Mortgage Servicing
And here’s the thing…many of us…specially us single divorced women, mother of four types, were victim of predatory lending in housing AND financial aid. And then folks wonder why we stupid poor women can’t get ahead!! They target minorities, women and elderly. So we are toooo stupid to be treated with fairness and dignity. It’s a double whammy. To top it all off, many of us struggle with health insurance issues, add to that child support (and those guys who just suddenly out of no where stop paying- one of the number one causes of bankruptcy for women next to health care). Then add all the predatory “fixers” like “foreclosure help”, and “loan consolidation” and “quick loans”. Oh and one more thing to make you lose your freakin’ mind…yah, you need a good credit report to get car insurance rates, and to get an apartment, and to get a job!!!
Happy freakin’ day to the poor suckers who have been hit by all of these issues. In my household this is the reality of my life.
predatory student loans from a private college in 1998
predatory housing loan in 2001
health care crises emergency major surgery in 2000
Mrsa infection that sets up a chronic health condition
marry a union guy who loses his job (after 9 years of consecutive work)
Ex husband suddenly quit paying child support after 10 years of consistent payment
Check fees from automatic payments that reach as much as my house payment
A missed house payment
surviving on 2000 a month with a 1200 house payment.
Domestic violence counselor who gets all funding cut through the course of 8 years of Bush with each year cutting more and more.
Increased health insurance costs, increased deductibles. 5000$ deductible.
Mrsa infection discovered due to septicemia with a 5000 deductible.
second missed house payment
10,000.00 in additional fees on house loan.
No enforcement of child support.
Ex now owes 14,000 in back support
Husband still unemployed sitting the bench with union
My dv counseling job ends, laid off.
Husband goes back to work in the nick of time.
owe 56,000 in student loans and fees, 10,000 in fees on my predatory house loan totally caught up with payments. No one to fight the fees.
Ex finally pays child support back but my credit is ruined.
It all ends well, but my credit was destroyed and it started with a 750 average.
Most of these issues were no fault of my own.
And I am not alone. How many others have been hit by not just one variable but multiples???? MOST OF US!!!
There has been no validation or accountability.
wavpeac commented on the blog post On the Need to Continue Pointing Out That Nobody Has Gone to Jail for the Financial Crisis
The worst thing Obama did, was to insert bushites into his administration in such a ways as to avoid accountability for wallstreet and for torture.
This “mistake” is as bad as the crimes. And no amount of pretty language is ever going to replace JUSTICE!! (or accountability).
Thanks for your tireless efforts to make the case!
It happened in Omaha Ne. Head of the crime lab was convicted of tampering with evidence. 5 year sentence seems so wrong. No real discussion of the number of cases that this might have occurred.
Omaha has serious issues related to racism, nor was this aspect of the problem ever really touched on.
wavpeac commented on the blog post Obama Ad About Big Bird Cannot Find One Prominent Wall Street Criminal Prosecuted By Administration
I guess what I think of even though the ad alludes to wall street, is that Romney is a one trick pony. His only trick is firing people to make profit. His only trick is cutting off quality of life for average folks. I wish they had left the reference to wall street out of it, and focused instead on this aspect. All Romney has done his whole life is cut off expenses to maximize profits. That’s it. That’s what he does. Profits for folks who don’t need em, and quality of life for average people. He’s a job cutter…not a job creator…and this should be the slogan.
Romney a job cutter, not a job creator.
wavpeac commented on the blog post Another Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Scam: Banks Trying to Get Credit for Already Discharged Debt
I know. I keep hoping that someday maybe there will be restitution for what the banks put my family through, for the crazy fees, due only to their ineptness, for the violations of both TILA and RESPA laws. It’s soooo invalidating. It’s as if no crime was ever violated among homeowners.
If someone would just give a crap and look at my payment history…look at the fees, the times they pulled me into court despite my payments, MERS bs, the one lawyer, the predatory lender foreclosure help that was really fraud. I have had to fight one battle after another. Somewhere it would be nice to be able to trust that I could keep my house and that keeping it would really be based on my making my payments regularly. But I can’t trust it, I don’t trust GMAC, I don’t trust any loan company and I don’t trust the Obama sanctioned scams because i have seen homeowners lose their houses one after the other because of these scams. Who do you trust? How do you proceed. You cannot imagine the stress, unless you have been through it and to realize that your country does not give two cents about the struggle and in fact wants to blame you instead. UGH!!!!
I think that is pretty darn narcissistic. The way they treat him it’s obvious they don’t respect him. That he doesn’t respect them at all. Cold showers, cause he didn’t think to turn the water heater back on??? Eating first. In my house the men always let the kids go first. This therapist is picking [...]
In domestic violence, in child abuse, in violent authoritarian regimes…these three behaviors will be present in perpetrators:
1) minimize: What I/we did was not that bad. It was only a spanking, only a slap, a shove, only a waterboarding, only solitary confinement.
2) Deny: I/we didn’t do it. I didn’t ever hit you. I didn’t slap you. We didn’t torture anyone.
3) Blame: I had to do it because of the way you behaved. If you acted like a lady I would treat you like a lady. We have to torture sometimes for national security.
This is the invariant language of all perpetrators. Once you get good at recognizing it, you will see that folks who are not perpetrators, don’t use these mechanism to deflect guilt. The only one that an innocent person might use, is to deny that they did it, if they did not. The other two mechanisms are reserved for the guilty.
wavpeac commented on the diary post Have We Evolved in Our View of Transgender People? by RH Reality Check.
By the way…when I was reading the headlines without my glasses I thought you had asked the question: Have we become a world of transgendered people? It was only after putting on my glasses that I could see the real headline…but I rather liked my own version!
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