“Downtown West Virginia” Take 1

“Downtown West Virginia” Take 1
Colleges In Virginia
Image by Move The Clouds
I started calling it that, because I’d never thought of WV as having towns. We were in Morgantown, though. It was the Rouse Scholars fall retreat, a bunch of college freshman and sophomores from an honors program at the community college in Columbia, Maryland. So this is a horrible picture I took out the window of the bus as we pulled up to the spot where we all got out to have lunch on the way home. I liked the mural, and the street sign in the foreground was a happy, albeit slightly blurry, accident. (This is for the "week in the life" group, although I posted it a day late. Oh well.)

What do you call those businesses that take the country/western photos of you/your family?

Question by terminated employee: What do you call those businesses that take the country/western photos of you/your family?
Can’t find the one I’m looking for at Virginia Beach oceanfront, but I know it’s there. These are the portraits you get where they dress you up in old western clothes and cowboy hats, and you pose with like old revolvers and shotguns, and the portraits are in black and white. They usually have you sitting up on an old rustic bar or something like that. I can’t find this place by doing “Virginia Beach photography” searches. I know it’s down on the strip somewhere though.

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Answer by Vince M
Try doing a search for “vintage photgraphy studio.”

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Is it legal for a company to take advantage of a disability that I have no control over?

Question by David: Is it legal for a company to take advantage of a disability that I have no control over?
I have been billed for at least 17 months for $ 30 per month (about $ 510). I had no knowledge of the auto renewal. I used this site for a video game software modifier. So, I was expecting that if I got any emails from them, it would be something about software or video games. The company’s name is Virtual Training Co. (VTC) and their email was labeled “VTC University signup.” So, I overlooked the email thinking it was a college I applied for in Virginia. But I either got accepted to VCU or just decided that I’d go there and no other school. So, one I was mislead by their abreviated name. Two, I never found out about the auto renewal. Three, I have ADHD and therefor disabled in reading. I recently got diagnosed (6 months ago) and only in the past month did I get the right medication. Before getting diagnosed, like the time I signed up for this service, I didn’t know about my disability.
Even if I did, it’s nothing that I can control and takes a LOT of time to work at. And without medication, it doesn’t matter how hard I try to read and comprehend something, it just does not stick. So, my question is this: If they do not give me a refund, wouldn’t they be taking advantage of my disability? And wouldn’t this be illegal?
No I didn’t notice any changes from my bank account because of my “Lack of detail” from my ADHD…
I only noticed now because I had a lot of auto renewals that I didn’t know about. Instead of only being $ 30, it was $ 200. So, I got a statement and found out that way. I have a lot of unopened bank statements in my room…
Ok, are there any other stupid questions you’d like to know? DUH I’m on medication now! And I’m getting consoling! That’s how I plan to go to college… Are you retarded?

Note: Was NOT diagnosed or on medication at the time I signed up for the service! And if I didn’t know I’d have a problem, do you think I’d signed up? I DID NOT KNOW! I DID NOT KNOW I HAD A DISABILITY AT THAT TIME! So, why ask stupid questions like “Why did you sign up for it in the first place?” Guess I’m not the only one with reading problems…
And yea, the part where I never noticed it… That kind of, tinny bit, shows you how sever my ADHD is… You people really are ignorant and unhelpful. Guess I’ll have to go to a real law site and see what they have to say.
WTF? Because I don’t open my mail doesn’t mean I don’t care! It means I loose things/forget about them! Not to mention I find documents like that… well have you ever looked at a paper a child wrote? It’s gibberish to me. You should research ADHD before you even post!
… ADHD is a disability… Disability by definition is not having normal ability. Normal people have the ability to read a long document or book and comprehend it. I can not. Therefor it is a disability. Just like your brain!

Best answer:

Answer by Lillian
Did you not notice the charges coming out of your bank account? Yes it is legal.

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Pat Robertson says to take the extremism down a notch to Republican candidates???

Question by : Pat Robertson says to take the extremism down a notch to Republican candidates???
Many of Robertson’s views mirror those of fellow evangelical pastor/activist Jerry Falwell, who made frequent appearances on The 700 Club. He agreed with Falwell when Falwell stated that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were caused by “pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, lesbians, the American Civil Liberties Union and the People For the American Way.”

He has described feminism as a “socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

On the June 8, 1998 edition of his show, Robertson denounced Orlando, Florida and Disney World for allowing a privately sponsored “Gay Days” weekend. Robertson stated that the acceptance of homosexuality could result in hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, terrorist bombings and “possibly a meteor.”

The resulting outcry prompted Robertson to return to the topic on June 24, where he quoted the Book of Revelation to support his claims. The first hurricane of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Bonnie, actually turned away from Florida and instead damaged the rest of the east coast.

The area hardest hit by the hurricane was the Hampton Roads region, which includes Virginia Beach, where the Robertson’s The 700 Club originates. While other hurricanes did hit Florida, none of them hit Disney World.

On his November 10, 2005 broadcast of The 700 Club, Robertson told citizens of Dover, Pennsylvania that they had rejected God by voting out of office all seven members of the school board who support intelligent design.

“I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city”, Robertson said on his broadcast.

“And don’t wonder why he hasn’t helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I’m not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that’s the case, don’t ask for His help because He might not be there.”

On the January 13, 2010 broadcast of The 700 Club, Robertson blamed the Haitians for making a deal with the Devil during their 1791 slave rebellion, resulting in the Haiti earthquake of January 12, 2010 and other misfortunes.

Non-Christians, as “termites”-Robertson has stated, “It is interesting, that termites don’t build things, and the great builders of our nation almost to a man have been Christians, because Christians have the desire to build something. He is motivated by love of man and God, so he builds. The people who have come into [our] institutions [today] are primarily termites. They are into destroying institutions that have been built by Christians, whether it is universities, governments, our own traditions, that we have…. The termites are in charge now, and that is not the way it ought to be, and the time has arrived for a godly fumigation.

In 1999 Robertson said Scotland was “a dark land” overrun by homosexuals. This caused the Bank of Scotland to drop plans for a business operation with him. Many Scottish customers were unhappy that their bank would do business with him.

In a 2001 interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, he said that the Chinese were “doing what they have to do,” regarding China’s one-child policy, sometimes enforced with compulsory abortions, though he said that he did not personally agree with the practice. His comments drew criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

On the August 22, 2005 broadcast of The 700 Club, Robertson said of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez-“I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war, and I don’t think any oil shipments will stop.”

On his The 700 Club television program, Pat Robertson has sharply criticized elements of the United States government and “special interest” groups that don’t share his views. In interviews with the author of a book critical of the United States Department of State, Robertson made suggestions that the explosion of a nuclear weapon at State Department Headquarters would be good for the country, and repeated those comments on the air. “What we need is for somebody to place a small nuke at Foggy Bottom, “Robertson said during his television program, referring to the location of the State Department headquarters.


And Pat Robertson says the GOP is too Extreme????

What you think????

Best answer:

Answer by GayCrusader
Seriously, who in the hell listens to Pat Robertson?

I don’t even know any religious people that give a damn about what this guy has to say.

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Is it wise to take out a loan to start flipping houses in Virginia?

Question by work 4 self: Is it wise to take out a loan to start flipping houses in Virginia?
I want to start flipping houses, yesterday! I’ve read up on how many people started and it seems that they begin with money they had saved or profit made from selling their own home. Well, I can’t sell my own home for another 4 years. I do have some savings but if I deplete my savings, I won’t have money to fall back on to make mortgage payments while I am waiting for the house to sell. Therefore, my only other alternative (that I can think of) is to get a loan from the bank to buy a property. My concern is, what are the chances of making a profit from the sale, after I have paid the bank their money back with interest? Has anyone started out in the business like that and found it successful? Any other suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by gbsunshine
I am a title agent in WI and I have many investors that start out with loans. Actually I have one investor that buys all of his homes to flip with a loan from the bank. What your best bet to do is, buy a house and sell is to someone on a land contract. Meaning they would be sort of renting it from you with the intention of buying it within the first two years of occupying the residence. That way they are making the mortgage payment for you while they are renting and at the end of two years you make a nice profit of about $ 10,000-$ 15,000 without having to do anything to the property and no out of pocket expenses except maybe a little painting or carpeting. Look into it, it’s very profitable this way.

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How long does the Virginia Life, Accident, and Health Insurance Exam take?

Question by kyle: How long does the Virginia Life, Accident, and Health Insurance Exam take?
How many questions are on it?
What is a passing score on it?
What is the pass rate for those who take the test?

and finally

For those who have taken the exam, please rate it on a scale from 1-10 (10 being the hardest test ever taken).

Best answer:

Answer by mitch9262002
It has been awhile since taking, but I believe there are 200 multiple choice questions. I believe the passing score is 75%. Took and passed all on the same day, 1st time. The Va P & C is much harder.

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could I have a list of Lawyers in West Virginia that take 1st Amendment cases?

Question by dlan4867: could I have a list of Lawyers in West Virginia that take 1st Amendment cases?

Best answer:

Answer by wazwondring
Contact the WV state bar for a referral, http://www.wvbar.org/. You could also try Martindale-Hubbell, http://www.martindale.com or http://www.lawyers.com

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anyone have virginia premier insurance? Im 21 and lookin for a dentist that would take this insurance?

Question by chopliva: anyone have virginia premier insurance? Im 21 and lookin for a dentist that would take this insurance?
I was told that only my insurance would cover surgery if dental work is needed. I need to find a dentist first for checkups before i do this. Plz help in the state of virginia please. (tidewater area 757)

Best answer:

Answer by davidmi711
You can search for providers at: http://www.virginiapremier.com/home/search/providerSearch.jsp

It does not look like they provide dental insurance, so you would most likely need to pay for a dentist on your own and get a referral for surgery. There are orthodontic surgeons listed, you could start there.

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How long would it take to evict former owner (but current occupant) of house acquired in short sale, in VA?

Question by Justin F: How long would it take to evict former owner (but current occupant) of house acquired in short sale, in VA?
A bank has approved our offer for a short sale of a home in pre-foreclosure. The current owner of the property has told us he will only move forward with settlement if he can have two months free rent back while he finds someplace to go. If it came down to it, and I accepted this offer, to what lengths could the current owner extend his stay beyond those two months–through filing bankruptcies, or other legal means that could prevent me from moving forward with an eviction? Clearly, I am not going to move forward unless I KNOW that I can control when he vacates the property. How long could he potentially “squat”, once I settle on the house, before I could have him evicted? Again–for you legal experts out there–this is in the state of Virginia.


Best answer:

Answer by goz1111
at the most if you file for eviction one day after two months would be three weeks, without knowing the state on the day after on the two months file eviction which should take three weeks

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