Virginia

VA
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?

18 votes

Hunger Games Activism

Hunger Games 2 comes out this friday. I have read the books and saw the first movie. Contrary to what some in the media portray, it is an anti-statist movie and can be very useful to the Liberty movement.

As the much anticipated movie comes out next friday, I pieced together some flyer material that I plan on distributing to people entering and exiting the movie theater. You can view the materials below. Feel free to share and I would be happy to hear suggestions.

Peace

10 votes

Organic Cosmetics

So my wife has recently joined NYR Organic, a cosmetic company that uses GMO-free, organic ingredients in their beauty products. The FDA doesn't regulate cosmetics so a lot of horrible stuff goes into their making. You can see what goes into certain products here: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

Not only does your skin absorb these chemicals, but when washed off, guess where it goes? If you guessed "ecosystem", you are correct. Take a look at their products and tell me what you think:

https://us.nyrorganic.com/shop/emilydemoret/

17 votes

Remember the 2 FBI agents involved in Dzhokar Tsarnaev's arrest & "fell out of helicopter"?

Newspaper Says FBI Holding Out on Agents' Deaths

RICHMOND, Va. (CN) - The Virginian-Pilot newspaper sued the FBI claiming the agency is wrongly withholding information on the training-related deaths of two hostage rescue team members.

In a lawsuit filed in the federal court in Norfolk, Va., the newspaper's publisher and reporter Scott Daugherty claim the FBI improperly documents related to the May 17, 2013, deaths of agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw during a training exercise.

Daugherty says he requested reports and memos on the incident in its immediate aftermath, but that request was denied by the agency 10 days later. A subsequent appeal to the Department of Justice was also denied earlier this year, the complaint says.

The accident occurred at the Critical Incident Response Group headquarters in Quantico, Va., where the special agents fell while "fast-roping" out of a helicopter during a counterterrorism training exercise.

-2 votes

I need idea, suggestions or comments on how to start a revolution.

I am in visioning something along the lines of the Arab Spring.

3 votes

Sarvis, Redpath, Libertarian Message

Late yesterday I thought I'd email my friend Bill Redpath and see if he needed any help at my local polling place. It turned out that he didn't have anyone, so I said I would volunteer as much as I could.

I got signs, made flyers, and slept for four hours. Then I spent the day at the polling place, and the discussions were overwhelmingly positive! People love the ideas of liberty!

3 votes

Gary Johnson endorses Will Hammer for Congress

Gary Johnson endorses Will Hammer for Congress

Will Hammer, Libertarian candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, has received the endorsement of gary johnson. Johnson was a two-term Republican governor in New Mexico and the Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 2012.

36 votes

Life hurts

First I am sorry for this post, I needed to get this off my chest and didn't know of another place where I am anonymous enough to not warrant friends and family trying to talk. Sometimes strangers are more comforting. So thank you ahead of time for being the people that I feel comfortable talking to.

Life is hard, life moves fast, life doesn't take prisoners. It is cold, calculating and knows no mercy. It is nothing but a set of events that happen because of choices you make. Recompense must be paid, your ledger must be balanced and karma really is a bitch.

As my marriage is breaking up, and my wife is moving on and out... I find myself becoming more reflective. Who knew, that for someone who thought they were preparing for the end of the world, matters of the heart were just as bad if not worse than a collapse of society. That there really are no guards, or protections that seem to fit the situation. Those amazing highs when falling in love, getting married, having children, and just being around your soulmate are such a double edged sword... for when that one decides its time, it makes the lows seem all the worse.

0 votes

What can be done about Ebola in these United States? Maybe this..?

I'm not a fan of limiting people's freedom to travel. That said, I have created the petition below regardless. Please comment, and if you feel so inclined, sign.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/secure-all-flights...

4 votes

Trailer / Tiny Living

My Family and I have just purchased a travel trailer and we are fixing it up now so that we can live in it. At the same time we are looking for a place to park it. I am finding that it is very difficult to find a place to park a camper full time and not pay out of the nose. Mobile home parks around Richmond VA are prohibited from allowing campers to rent a lot space. Most campgrounds are not open year round, and those that are charge over $600 a month!

1 vote

Marriage of newlyweds, ages 96 and 95, questioned

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — In some ways, Rebecca Wright doesn't understand all the fuss over her 96-year-old mother's recent marriage. After all, she says, "Anybody who wants to get married must have a little dementia."

The courts, though, and some of Wright's other relatives aren't amused. And the future for newlyweds Edith Hill, 96, and Eddie Harrison, 95, is very much uncertain.

11 votes

Jim Webb Getting Ready to Challenge Hillary?

"Populist Could Derail Clinton Train"

By ALBERT R. HUNT | BLOOMBERG VIEW SEPT. 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — Jim Webb could be Hillary Rodham Clinton’s worst nightmare.

Mr. Webb, a Vietnam War veteran and Democrat who served one term in the Senate representing Virginia, is making noise about running for president. He was in Iowa last month; a New Hampshire trip may be in the offing, and he is giving a major speech at the National Press Club in Washington on Sept. 23.

8 votes

United Nations warns The United States

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting ........

http://news.msn.com/us/un-urges-us-to-stop-police-brutality-...

Syndicate content