A Requirement for Every Foreclosure Judge – Watch The Wolf of Wall Street

By Sydney Sullivan

The Wolf of Wall Street - Sep 2013Without a doubt every foreclosure judge and any judge who has ruled in favor of the banks over duped homeowners should be required to watch The Wolf of Wall Street – not once but several times.

Every time the Courts consider ruling in favor of these decadent Wall Street creatures – they should be shoved into a room with a wide flat screen TV, handed a box of popcorn and ice cold Coca Cola and locked in there for 180 minutes – so they can see exactly what they are sustaining by ruling in favor of the banks. Continue reading

What is money – and where did it’s real value go?

“We are fighting in the defense of our homes, our families, and posterity. We have petitioned, and our petitions have been scorned. We have entreated, and our entreaties have been disregarded. We have begged, and they have mocked when our calamity came.

We beg no longer; we entreat no more; we petition no more. We defy them!” William Jennings Bryan (1896). Some things never change – or will they?

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A Safe and a Shotgun or Public Sector Banks? The Battle of Cyprus

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Remember: “First come, first served”
Like the Billionaires dumping stocks – get it out of the banks now and invest in something tangible. Plant a garden, put solar on your roof – you may not want to leave those 401ks and mutual funds just sitting there because they may not be there when you need them most. [Ed. DeadlyClear]

Retirement Don't Bank on itBy Ellen BrownWeb of Debt | News Analysis | Friday, 22 March 2013 | Click here for original Truth-out post.

If these worries become really serious, . . . [s]mall savers will take their money out of banks and resort to household safes and a shotgun. – Martin Hutchinson on the attempted EU raid on deposits in Cyprus banks (Photo: Loz Pycock / Flickr) Continue reading

When there’s no one left in the middle class to rape, guess you have to move up the ladder…

Obama’s mortgage freebies:  No-money-down mortgages are back

By AnnaMaria Andriotis, WSJ Market Watch

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Some affluent buyers are getting the keys to their new home without putting a penny down.

It’s 100% financing—the same strategy that pushed many homeowners into foreclosure during the housing bust. Banks say these loans are safer: They’re almost exclusively being offered to clients with sizable assets, and they often require two forms of collateral—the house and a portion of the client’s investment portfolio in lieu of a traditional cash down payment….  Continue reading

LOST: Looking for the Canons of Judicial Ethics

Judicial misconduct is a touchy subject.

judicial misconduct

But what else do you call it when judges violate their own canons and participate in unethical decisions that may create financial gains in their investment portfolios?

While this post deals with the failure of the judiciary to sua sponte recuse themselves when they know there is more than an appearance of impropriety, it also raises the question of what potential benefit they may received as a result of their decisions – and is that taken into consideration at any time during the case? Continue reading