July 2010

IS MERS ON YOUR RADAR?

MERS stands for Mortgage Electronic Registration Service... sounds like a document storage house, right? Nope. If you have taken a mortgage, refinance or 2nd mortgage between 1996-2010, chances are your mortgage is one of the 60 MILLION plus registered as a securitized instrument with MERS and sold as an investment. It appears legally the Mortgages and the Notes cannot be separated or sold as securities (and that's just one issue).

Serpent eats it tail

While channel scanning th eother day, I was happy to see Rudy Giuliani critisize Sarah Palins take on the mosque near ground zero.

It was kind of like watching "the serpent eat its tail".

The Rich and Powerful and the theft of our Rights

I used to play against that Butt-Nuggett Ben Stein on the show, "Who's Smarter Than Ben Stein" and my answers came faster than his. I now question my intelligence for ever thinking he was smart. I have moved in the circles of both the fabulously wealthy as well as working down on Hill and 4th in Los Angeles trying to assist my less fortunate comrades.

Crony capitlism results

  1. Steinbeck: “If you who own the things people must have could understand this, you might preserve yourself.

I found it

7/21/10

I found it. I'll try to send some money.

Jean

Dead Penguins

Is it just a coincidence that three months after the BP Oil Volcano in the Gulf of Mexico started that now 500 dead penguins have washed ashore in Brazil with absolutely no food in their stomachs. What's next?

Renewable distributed power generation

A friend crunched the numbers that show that if every building produced slightly more than enough solar power to power their own use, then when it is all wired together there would be enough for everyone all the time. This is called "distrubuted power generation". When she presented her finding to energy honchos in Chicago they asked her where they would put the meter. Duh! Shortly thereafter she was offered a research position for Opec for 1 mil per year in Venice. When she asked what kind of research they wanted they said absolutely none.

I'm Not a Freeloader, I keep small businesses alive.

On several website comment sections I have been accused of being a "Freeloader" because both my wife and I are receiving legitimate Social Security Disability benefits and I also receive Veterans Disability Compensation from a service connected disability. The truth of the matter is that when my wife and I receive this money we spend it. We have hired private contractors to do the work around the house that we can no longer do. We also had to hire a pool service to keep our pool clean and a yard cleaning crew to clean our property. We also give money to our church th

Abraham Lincoln Quote on Corporations

Corporations

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to
tremble for the safety of my country; corporations have been enthroned, an era of
corruption in High Places will follow, and the Money Power of the Country will
endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the People, until
the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed."
Abraham Lincoln

Unemployment insurance

Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.
Ronald Reagan

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Prison for Miscarriages?

Thom plus logo Mike Pence's and the GOP's war on women took a sinister turn this week when Planned Parenthood was forced to abandon Title X funding; they can no longer get payment for serving low income women for cancer screenings and STD treatments.