NY Times on The ‘Independent’ Foreclosure Review Settlement – Surprise, Surprise: The Banks Win, Again

“So if you start to hear rumbling that the reviews didn’t turn up many misdeeds, you can discount it as nonsense. One could easily argue that this reported settlement was pushed by the banks so they could limit the damage they would have incurred if an aggressive review had continued.” ~ Surprise, Surprise: The Banks … Read more

OCC Foreclosure Reviewer: “Independent” Reviews Were Controlled by Banks, Which Suppressed Any Findings of Harm to Foreclosed Homeowners

OCC Foreclosure Reviewer: “Independent” Reviews Were Controlled by Banks, Which Suppressed Any Findings of Harm to Foreclosed Homeowners You simply must read this post if you care at all about the rule of law or can stand to see the gory mechanisms by which “regulation” has now become a fig leaf for criminal corporate conduct. … Read more

Fed Holds Up $10 Billion Fraudclosure Pact With Banks, OCC

Fed Holds Up $10 Billion Mortgage Pact With Banks, OCC The largest U.S. banks and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have agreed to a $10 billion settlement that would halt a lengthy review of thousands of foreclosure cases, according to people familiar with the discussions. But a final deal is being held … Read more

RUN HIDE FIGHT | DHS Releases Video On Responding To Mass Shootings

Yes, this is for real… DEVELOP A SURVIVAL MINDSET Awareness and Preparation: Take time to understand your surroundings and environment before an emergency occurs. Ask yourself, “What if?” questions and develop a plan. IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EMERGENCY Make a decision, trusting your instincts, to take action to protect yourself to survive the situation. You … Read more

AIG Uses Ad Campaign to Thank Taxpayers for Bailout

AIG uses ad campaign to thank taxpayers for bailout American International Group is launching an ad campaign that will air during post-season football games, awards shows and morning news programs and thanks taxpayers for coming to the insurer’s rescue during the financial crisis. The “Thank You America” campaign will highlight AIG’s recovery and the repayment … Read more

Families Shoulder Heftier Burdens as College Debt Swells

Families Shoulder Heftier Burdens as College Debt Swells by Marian Wang ProPublica It’s been a year of eye-popping records for student debt. Outstanding student loan debt surpassed credit card debt, with one government estimate pegging total student loan debt at more than $1 trillion. Such staggering figures drew renewed attention to the fact that rising … Read more

Lee Camp | 2012: Here’s What REALLY Happened Over The Past Year (VIDEO)

 2012: Here’s What REALLY Happened Over The Past Year You’ve probably caught some “year in review” segments. This one has it all – including a lot of stories the mainstream media wants you to forget about. [LeeCamp.net] ~ 4closureFraud.org Tweet

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On (VIDEO)

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On (VIDEO) Like a voice out of history, it offers a very simple warmhearted message to inspire confidence in others during difficult times. A short film that tells the story behind the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster. Its origins at the beginning of WWII and its rediscovery … Read more

Insight: How Colombian Drug Traffickers Used HSBC to Launder Money

“The situation was so bad, according to the Department of Justice, that in 2008, the head of HSBC’s Mexican operations was told by Mexican regulators that a local drug lord described the bank as “the place to launder money.” ~ Insight: How Colombian drug traffickers used HSBC to launder money (Reuters) – When several Colombian … Read more