Archive for Random Stuff
“Might as well go with the hype.” As of this posting, the Miss Universe 2011 is currently being held at Sao Paulo, Brazil. My country’s contingent, Ms. Philippines Shamcey Supsup prepared very well for the event and has been a crowd favorite on the online voting. Currently, she’s on the top 5 and I am hoping very much that she’ll win the title. The rest of the top 5 are Angola, Brazil, China, and Ukraine. Read More→
“In case of emergency, crush bug.” It seems like Internet Explorer never fail to be an annoyance to most web developers. From earlier versions up to the latest ones, there are still bugs that obstruct the commonly used codes and that should be dealt with separately. They demand a separate fix all of the time. Read More→
I’ve been using my Samsung Champ for about a month now and so far I’ve been getting a hang of the features. I am not actually a fan of touch screen phones but since my Internet provider offered me a free gadget on their retention program, the phone is too good not to choose as a freebie. This phone seems to be the latest of the release of Samsungs’ products (I think this one was last November 2010) so I get to find a few fresh tricks online on utilizing the phone. Read More→
This one’s seem cool enough. Here’s what you do: 1. Go to wikipedia and hit random. The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. 2. Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album. 3. Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”. Third picture no matter what it is, will be your album cover. 4. Use photoshop or similar (picnik.com is a free online photo editor) to put it all together. 5. Post it with this text in the “caption” and TAG the friends you want to join in. Read More→
Nazi Mystery Thriller THE DEBT Trailer Starring Sam Worthington
Miramax Films has released the trailer for John Madden’s upcoming thriller “The Debt” starring Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, Ciaran Hinds, and Tom Wilkinson. Film is due out December 29, 2010.
“The Debt” takes place 1965, where three young Israeli Mossad agents are on a secret mission to capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth. Read More→
With the current economic crisis taking hold of most civilizations, more and more people are resorting to loan applications to improve their financial struggles. However, applying for one requires an individual to undergo a long, exhausting process which involves standing in line for long periods of time. Submitting too much paper works which also requires individual procedures is also part of the requirement. And if you are to think about it, the processing fees and transportation fees and other expenses you have to shoulder in applying for the loan makes it even more stressful. Not to mention that you have to do this on a working day and even if you are already done applying for it, you would still have to wait for a number of days to get your money. And by that time, you are already bombarded by numerous consequences of none-payment, which defeats the purpose of applying for a loan. Read More→
Executives in the banking industry are skeptical about lending a hand to troubled borrowers by offering a home mortgage credit. Executives have told lawmakers they are willing to work with some borrowers in special limited cases. They feel borrowers who pay their mortgages on time will feel this practice is unfair. Issues of fairness and how to determine the need for help is the concerning issue for many banking officials and lawmakers. Some estimates show that reducing home loan balances could cost up to 900 billion dollars.
As of March 2010, more than 230,000 homeowners had completed loan modifications. That is a small percent of the borrowers enrolled in the program. Four mortgage companies, the four largest in the country, have come under fire for not doing enough to help borrowers as part of the Obama administration’s $75 billion mortgage relief program. It has been noted that some families are already getting some relief from the Home Mortgage Credit, but it is a slow start. The administration has intention to expand the program in the near future by including a plan to reduce the total amount some struggling borrowers owe on their home loans and give unemployed homeowners a temporary break. The details on this plan are expected to take a few months.
Many Republicans are against the Home Mortgage Credit, stating that our country’s focus should be on creating jobs and that the housing market should not have government intervention or manipulation.
The forecasts at this point predict the new programs will help about 35,000 homeowners avoid foreclosures this year. Unfortunately, 1.9 million homeowners are anticipated to still lose their homes. While awaiting further details on the plan, borrowers should continue to apply for the Home Mortgage Credit. Further information is available at HomeMortgage.com.