In yesterday’s post, I asserted that Fannie Mae lacks the authority to exempt itself from state disclosure laws. After doing additional research, I now conclude . . . that I was right. more
In a previous post, I described my own encounter with the heavy-handed and self-defeating procedures utilized by Fannie Mae to unload its REO/foreclosed properties. I quoted the following provision from the contract addendum that Fannie Mae asks all purchasers to sign:
6) BUYER acknowledges that they [sic] understand Seller has never occupied, seen or personally inspected the property, and is exempt from traditional property condition disclosures. ______ buyer initials.
I made the following comment:
I don’t think it is quite that easy, however. State disclosure laws still obligate the owner to disclose what he knows, even if he never lived at the property. It is possible that Fannie Mae could receive an inspection report from a potential buyer, which would then need to be disclosed to future buyers. I’ve read elsewhere that Fannie Mae attempts to avoid this problem by remaining willfully blind. They refuse to accept any inspection reports because they do not want to be obligated to disclose anything.
This week, I had another encounter with Fannie Mae that might demonstrates the willful blindness I mentioned.
Where in the Constitution is the general government delegated the authority to count bees and produce manuals teaching others how to capture bees and start their own collection? I don’t know, but these photos are cool. My guess is that Thomas Jef… more
OK-SAFE, Inc. – On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 the U.S. House failed to pass an amendment to the 2014 Defense funding bill that would have ensured none of the funds could be used by the National Security Agency (NSA) to “collect records, including telephone call records that pertain to persons who are not subject to an investigation under Section 215” of the Patriot Act.more
Syria NOT Our War
Friday July 12, 2013 7PM
Musical entertainment begins at 6PM
Oklahoma State Capitol South Plaza
Join us in opposing US military intervention in Syria
Rep Paul Wesselhoft (R-Moore) * Nathaniel Batchelder
OKLAHOMA CITY – A state lawmaker will lead an anti-war rally on the south steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12. The public is invited.
The rally’s theme is “Not Our War!” and will be held to reflect the views of those who oppose U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war, state Rep. Paul Wesselhoft said.
“The U.S. has no political or moral obligation to intervene in Syria’s intractable civil war. It’s none of our business,” said Wesselhoft, R-Moore. “Our involvement in shipping arms to the Syrian rebels commits us to a proxy war with Russia. This is not good, not wise, not acceptable, so we object.”
Wesselhoft said the rally will be bipartisan in nature. Musical entertainment will precede the speakers from 6-7 p.m. There will be co-sponsors representing both the left and right political spectrum. Each spectrum will be given equal time, he said. Wesselhoft hopes the Oklahoma rally will spark similar events in other state capitols and Washington, D.C.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Obama once again demonstrated his disregard for the Second Amendment by having the United States vote for the Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations General Assembly. ATT can only take effect if, first, ratified by the Senate and, then if Congress appropriates funding for its implementation. more
Our world view affects how we react to current events, and news. The people that believe government can fix most of our problems believe that if we just get the right people in key government positions then they will enact laws to benefit the American Citizens.
The “left” believe that if they get someone compassionate enough in then the wealth of our nation can be diverted to help the needy and poor.
Many on the “right” believe that if we get the right people in power then our government will keep us safe.
On the other hand, what if our system became rigged so that whatever we do or whoever we vote for we can never swing our country around to go in the right direction?
What if this could be done without the knowledge of the average citizen?
I knew it had to be something like this
For the past few years, we in the liberty movement have had the luxury of being able to stand on the outside and lob in grenades at America’s corrupt foreign policy. But now, with one of our own, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky as a potential president, we have to face the reality of how […]