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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9318 on: August 02, 2018, 11:25:03 AM »
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-an-ex-cop-rigged-mcdonalds-monopoly-game-and-stole-millions

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Jacobsonís $70,000 salary was six times his police officerís pay, and he was obsessed with achieving the gold-medallion airline status, sometimes flying to factories via several cities to accrue airline points, to the irritation of those who had to shadow him.
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9321 on: August 02, 2018, 02:20:19 PM »
Have not seen a peep in the MSM about this law.

Front page of the NYT a few days ago (below the fold)

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9322 on: August 02, 2018, 03:24:18 PM »
Front page of the NYT a few days ago (below the fold)
that's why he didn't see it because he only sees the front half of the neighbors paper ;D

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9323 on: August 02, 2018, 04:23:30 PM »
that's why he didn't see it because he only sees the front half of the neighbors paper ;D
Isn't NYT AKA FakeNews?
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9324 on: August 02, 2018, 04:42:42 PM »
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9325 on: August 02, 2018, 05:16:30 PM »
FTFY
FTFY = Head Buried in the Sand.  :)
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9326 on: August 02, 2018, 07:06:51 PM »
Isn't NYT AKA FakeNews?

Yes. The author of the peice on this law did not speak to a single supporter of the law (at least based on the quotes he included).

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9327 on: August 04, 2018, 11:34:58 PM »
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9328 on: August 04, 2018, 11:41:40 PM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-30/world-s-biggest-toilet-building-spree-is-a-windfall-in-india

Two takeaways from the article:

1. Toilets are one of the most important and life changing inventions in over 100 years, yet I don't know how many people would name toilets if asked about the most significant invention that they use daily and take for granted.

2. While we haven't heard of investing in BRICs for a while, it seems like the I of the BRIC is where the opportunities lie.
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9329 on: August 05, 2018, 01:08:30 AM »
https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/04/news/companies/wells-fargo-mortgage-modification/index.html

Amazing!

While I never helped anyone with a WF first mortgage, I have a friend who was repeatedly denied a modification by BOA (it didn't make any sense as the numbers worked and it was either a Fannie or Freddie loan). I eventually took a very unconventional route of calling out a BofA VP on this during a Q&A session on a conference call. It worked, and within 2 weeks we had a modification. There was a WF HELOC on the same property, and they just sent a letter one day that they are forgiving the balance.

I have another friend that had a WF HELOC that got a letter that they are forgiving the balance. Seems like they decided to do that for HELOCs that were in default. I wonder if it had anything to do with them discovering their other problems.
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