Feds Wait Until Home Goes Into Foreclosure & Ex-Servicemember Dies Before Coughing Up Pension Benefits

Veterans die awaiting pension benefits In November, more than a year after Vietnam veteran John Conrad died of leukemia, the VA sent his widow a letter acknowledging his cancer was caused by exposure to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange. The decision marked a reversal for the agency, which had denied Conrad’s claim for disability benefits for … Read more

IRS 4506-T Electronic Signatures Begin on Last Holdout Mortgage Origination Document to Verify Income of Borrowers

4506-T electronic signatures begin On Jan. 2, President Obama used an autopen to sign the fiscal cliff bill, while vacationing in Hawaii. This may be a sign as to the trend for the 2013 mortgage market: electronic. Five days after President Obama signed the bill, the Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting electronic signatures on … Read more

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi: Secret and Lies of the Bailout

Secret and Lies of the Bailout The federal rescue of Wall Street didn’t fix the economy – it created a permanent bailout state based on a Ponzi-like confidence scheme. And the worst may be yet to come It has been four long winters since the federal government, in the hulking, shaven-skulled, Alien Nation-esque form of … Read more

Police State | Revealed: How the FBI Coordinated with the Banks to Crackdown on Occupy

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated … Read more

Los Angeles Attorney, Tony Tolbert, Offers His House to Homeless Family for a Year

Man offers his house to homeless family for a year (CBS News) For most parents, when a child leaves the nest it’s usually for good. But at age 51, Tony Tolbert has come home again. And it’s for all the right reasons — or so says his mom. “He is so giving, and he’s always … Read more