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14 votes

Buying a house...

Ok, so I would like to buy a house. What kind? How big? Who cares. Anything with a couple bedrooms is fine, but this is practically off topic.

My question deals with the economy. What I would like to know from the experienced minds on here is when you think the housing market may crash again. Tough to say yes, but I would like to hear you opinions.

Second question, what would be the difficulty of getting a home loan after the crash versus now and what sort of interest rates are we going to be seeing?

9 votes

If history repeats itself, Cosby’s legacy will be fine and his accusers forgotten

Even in the cases where the male celebrity actually went to jail? When they were actually convicted of a crime? It rarely affects their career or legacy.

Mike Tyson went to jail for raping Desiree Washington.

Tupac Shakur spent time in jail for orchestrating the gang rape of Ayanna Jackson.

Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary spent three months in jail for taking “sexual liberties” with a 14 year-old girl. He was later given an official Presidential pardon by Jimmy Carter!

Roman Polanski plead down to “unlawful sexual intercourse” with the then 13 year-old Samantha Geimer at the home of of Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston. He never went to jail, but he sure did win an Oscar, and pretty much every celebrity you know and love has come forward to defend him. By the way, he was also accused of sexually assaulting then 16 year-old English actress Charlotte Lewis.

20 votes

Woody Harrelson: 'I'm an anarchist'

NEW YORK — Give Woody Harrelson a piece of yarn, and he'll knit you a full-on, multicolored sweater. Here's his take on playing crafty mentor Haymitch Abernathy sober, as opposed to falling-down drunk in the past two Hunger Games films.

"I wanted to give him a little more of a tortured expression: Jesus Christ, sobriety! Honestly, when I was first playing him — I will generally go over the top if allowed," says Harrelson, who credits directorial restraint for his more muted performance in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 (opens today in select cities and Friday nationwide). "A guy who's an alcoholic, a lot of times you have no idea they're drunk."

One heavy drinker of Harrelson's acquaintance, "he was big on grapefruit and vodka, with very little grapefruit. He could carry the thing and never spill a drop. He was so functional. It was impressive. He has since passed. He was a good character."

15 votes

My Open Letter to the DP-Something is wrong tonight.

Dear Daily Paul
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I sit tonight with a feeling inside of turmoil, distrust, and just an utter feeling of dismay and gloom. I don’t know how to describe it, but watching these people riot in Ferguson, I just get this feeling that I need to type tonight. So many things are wrong with this I don’t know where to start. Rather than digging into the case itself, I truly have to think that someone or something wants this to escalate beyond anyone’s control. Why? Look at the way everything is being handled. They knew the verdict, and they expected some problems so why in the hell would you not be ready and lock that place down? I am talking a full military control. In this type of situation this is what our government is supposed to prevent and suppress. THIS is what I feel I pay my taxes for, too crush this type of violence and put a HALT to all of it in a matter of minutes. Do you agree with me? It almost seems as though something eerie is going on. Also, as George Bush put a squash on all media outlets covering the deaths of Americans in Iraq in 1991 and Obama just making up laws as he goes, why would they not crush the media escalating this?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/world/americas/27iht-photo...
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Why would you not shut down the media hype over this crap?

23 votes

NSA Backdoor Exploit in Windows 8 Uncovered

An internal document issued by IT experts working for the German federal government warned national agencies and companies not to use Windows 8. The reason? An alleged backdoor exploit has been discovered, and the details were obtained and published by German site Zeit Online. The leaked message suggests that the NSA likely has access to a hidden feature which apparently can’t be shut off and allows Microsoft to remotely control any computer running the software.

22 votes

Grand jury reaches decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

CLAYTON, Mo. — A St. Louis County grand jury has finally reached a decision on whether to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr..

Their decision will be announced at 8p.m.CT. at a press conference.

"The Grand Jury hearing the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson investigation has reached a decision and it will be announced later today," Edward Magee, a spokesman for the prosecuting attorney said in an email.

http://news.yahoo.com/grand-jurys-decision-on-ferguson-offic...

Live stream

9 votes

The Money In Your Bank Account Was Stolen This Morning

I have been searching here for a few days now to see is there is any discussion concerning G-20. I have not found anything, so if this has been discussed please let me know where. Zero Hedge suggested using credit unions; any safer?

http://republicbroadcasting.org/the-money-in-your-bank-accou...

26 votes

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 11/24/14: Defeat Of USA Freedom Act Is A Victory For Freedom

by Ron Paul


http://youtu.be/t5Oaew_Jtf8

It will not shock readers to hear that quite often legislation on Capitol Hill is not as advertised. When Congress wants to do something particularly objectionable, they tend give it a fine-sounding name. The PATRIOT Act is perhaps the best-known example. The legislation had been drafted well before 9/11 but was going nowhere. Then the 9/11 attacks gave it a new lease on life. Politicians exploited the surge in patriotism following the attack to reintroduce the bill and call it the PATRIOT Act. To oppose it at that time was, by design, to seem unpatriotic.

At the time, 62 Democrats voted against the Act. On the Republican side there were only three no votes: former Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH), former Rep. Butch Otter (R-ID), and myself.

8 votes

Wonder No Longer: Chuck Hagel Was Not Pro Israel Or Pro War

Search terms: Chuck Hagel Israel
This is what you get (below). Chuck Hagel seems to have some overlap with Ron Paul.
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http://www.chuckhagel.com/
Chuck Hagel is Not a responsible option.
Contact Your Senator: Tell your Senators Chuck Hagel is too extreme to be Secretary of Defense.
[Paid for by The Emergency Committee for Israel.
www.committeeforisrael.com
Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.]
CHUCK HAGEL ON THE ISSUES
Hagel On Iran

6 votes

FBI threats to MLK prompt snooping warnings

A disturbing, decades-old letter sent to Martin Luther King Jr by the FBI is serving, for many, as a reminder of the scope and history of US governmental surveillance programmes - and their potential for abuse.

Heavily redacted versions of the 1964 letter have been available for years, but an uncensored copy was recently discovered by Yale historian Beverly Gage. Now revealed are brazen threats to smear King by making details of his numerous extramarital affairs public and hints at an audiotape that may have accompanied the letter.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-30108043

17 votes

NYT: Rand Paul Drafts Formal Declaration of War on ISIS

WASHINGTON — Senator Rand Paul is calling for a declaration of war against the Islamic State, a move that promises to shake up the debate over the military campaign in Iraq and Syria as President Obama prepares to ask Congress to grant him formal authority to use force.

Mr. Paul, a likely presidential candidate who has emerged as one of the Republican Party’s most cautious voices on military intervention, offered a very circumscribed definition of war in his proposal, which he outlined in an interview on Saturday. He would, for instance, limit the duration of military action to one year and significantly restrict the use of ground forces.

Unlike other resolutions circulating on Capitol Hill that would give the president various degrees of authority to use force against Islamic militants, Mr. Paul would take the extra step of declaring war — something Congress has not done since World War II.

6 votes

What is “Gang Stalking?”

“Gang stalking” – also known as “organized stalking” – is a slang term for a set of tactics used in counterintelligence operations involving the covert surveillance and harassment of a targeted individual. The goal of such operations – in the parlance of counterintelligence personnel – is to “subvert” or “neutralize” an individual deemed by a government agency (or corporation) to be an enemy.

“Organized stalking” is probably a better term than “gang stalking” since it more accurately conveys the systematic nature of the crime, and it avoids creating the erroneous impression that the activity is connected with street gangs.

http://fightgangstalking.com/what-is-gang-stalking/