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  • NBCbgets fresh leftist invasion. Network teams up with ‘journalism’org founded by Obama campaigners.

    12/07/2011 2:06:37 PM PST · by tutstar · 30 replies
    Aaron Klein Online ^ | 12 6 2011 | Aaron Klein
    NBC-owned television stations in cities across the nation just teamed up with a nonprofit “journalism” group funded by a billionaire husband and wife team who not only spent millions campaigning for President Obama but also topped donor lists to groups like ACORN and The nonprofit, ProPublica, will contribute to the news operations of all NBC owned-and-operated stations, including those in such cities as Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, the network announced Monday. The NBC affiliates will get early access to investigative reports from ProPublica, which describes itself as an “independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public...
  • Countryfried: Bank of America to pay Freddie Mac $404 million in mortgage settlement

    12/02/2013 8:08:29 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 13 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/02/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Bank of America has agreed to pay Freddie Mac $404 million in a mortgage settlement over 716,000 loans, many purchased from Countrywide. This is one of many lawsuits by the Federal government over Countrywide and related mortgages. One wonders when the litigation will end. Here is the thing. These suits are largely about representations and warranties between the loan seller and the loan purchaser concerning underwriting standards. The reps and warranties provide relief to the loan purchaser if the underwriting of the loans by the loan seller proves to be misleading or false. But there is another issue called causality....
  • IRS released confidential info on conservative groups to ProPublica

    05/14/2013 3:22:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/14/2013 | Josh Hicks
    ProPublica on Monday reported that the same IRS division that targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny during the 2012 election cycle provided the investigative-reporting organization with confidential applications for tax-exempt status. That revelation contradicts previous statements from the agency and may represent a violation of federal guidelines. Lois G. Lerner, who heads the IRS sector that reviews tax-exemption applications, told a congressional oversight committee in April 2012 that IRS code prohibited the agency from providing information about groups that had not yet been approved. Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Jim Jordan...
  • Cheap Natural Gas and Its Enemies

    12/21/2009 3:29:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 576+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 21, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    A vast reservoir of clean-burning natural gas could be available at reasonable cost in the coming years, freeing us from some of our dependence on imported energy. Yet there are those who consider such a development a threat. A small group of billionaires (and mere multimillionaires), formed under the aegis of the Democracy Alliance, has amassed a great deal of political influence in America on behalf of the Democratic Party and Democratic politicians. Among the more important members of this "club" are George Soros and his liberal allies, Herbert and Marion Sandler. The latter two are billionaire beneficiaries of the...
  • First Union, Bear, Stearns Price Securities Offering Backed By Affordable Mortgages (1997)

    09/25/2008 5:58:18 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 3 replies · 1,173+ views
    Press Releases Media Contact:   Mark Folk (704) 383-7088 October 20, 1997First Union Capital Markets Corp., Bear, Stearns & Co. Price Securities Offering Backed By Affordable Mortgages Unique Transaction To Benefit Underserved Housing Market CHARLOTTE - First Union Capital Markets Corp. and Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. have priced a $384.6 million offering of securities backed by Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) loans - marking the industry's first public securitization of CRA loans. The affordable mortgages were originated or acquired by First Union Corporation and subsidiaries. Customers will experience no impact - they will continue to make payments to and be...
  • EU: Cyprus has finally killed myth that EMU is benign

    03/28/2013 2:24:01 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/27/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, in Tokyo
    <p>The punishment regime imposed on Cyprus is a trick against everybody involved in this squalid saga, against the Cypriot people and the German people, against savers and creditors. All are being deceived.</p>
  • The UN Plan For Human Settlements (Obama Plan)

    05/15/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT · by bronxville · 71 replies · 1,030+ views
    Berit Kjos ^ | ,June 1996 | Berit Kjos
    Bicycles instead of cars? Dense apartment clusters instead of single homes? Community rituals instead of churches? "Human rights" instead of religious freedom? The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 [1996]in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American ways-free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity-are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined. Handpicked civil leaders will implement UN "laws", bypassing state and national representatives to work directly with the UN. And politically correct "tolerance"-meaning "the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism"...
  • ‘Fast and Furious’ Linked to Immunity Deal Between U.S. and Sinaloa Cartel, Trafficking Defendant...

    12/29/2011 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 171 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 29, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    ‘Fast and Furious’ Linked to Immunity Deal Between U.S. and Sinaloa Cartel, Trafficking Defendant Alleges in Court PapersA Mexican drug trafficker awaiting trial in a Chicago federal court claims that the notorious Sinaloa cartel received weapons from "Operation Fast and Furious" under an alleged immunity agreement that the U.S. government made with cartel leaders, in exchange for information on rival gangs.The defendant in a trafficking case before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Vicente Jesus Zambada-Niebla, also claims the immunity deal allowed the criminal cartel to "continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs" into the United...
  • Wachovia "pick-a-payment" class action lawsuit

    10/13/2011 7:52:28 AM PDT · by edcoil · 5 replies
    vanity | 10-13-2011 | edcoil
    Anyone else get a check from the pick-a-payment settlement administrator on some class action lawsuit? I did not even know there was a lawsuit going on and yet is says I have no further right to sue Wells Fargo or Wachovia. I know we have laws in this country where two parties cannot contract with each other burdening or charging a third party they are not aware of.
  • Wachovia Drug Money Laundering

    07/10/2011 3:36:59 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    Wachovia apparently funneled enormous amounts of drug money form Mexico. Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
  • How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs

    On 10 April 2006, a DC-9 jet landed in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, on the Gulf of Mexico, as the sun was setting. Mexican soldiers, waiting to intercept it, found 128 cases packed with 5.7 tons of cocaine, valued at $100m. But something else – more important and far-reaching – was discovered in the paper trail behind the purchase of the plane by the Sinaloa narco-trafficking cartel. During a 22-month investigation by agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and others, it emerged that the cocaine smugglers had bought the plane with money...
  • Wachovia Bank: No Christmas Trees (Doesn't Want To Offend!)

    12/01/2010 7:09:57 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 39 replies
    Bank policy: No Christmas trees ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Wachovia Bank won't be putting up Christmas trees in their banks this Christmas. FOX 35 news received a call from someone upset after hearing about this policy and we went to check it out. Customer Wilhelmina Cox says, "To be honest with you, that kinda offends me. I might think about changing banks." We asked Wachovia's corporate office for a statement on why no trees. They sent us this statement, "At Wachovia, we respect the diversity of our customers and team members therefore we are decorating our stores with...
  • Soros, Sandler's Destroy 50,000 Jobs and Silence SNL

    11/16/2010 1:11:15 PM PST · by STD · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin | 7/01/06 | Ed Lasky
    Dear FReepers, Many posts have begun to expose the empire built upon corruption, leftwing politics and destruction of liberal democracies by George Soros. Soros has apparently inspired a company of fellow travellers who's role model for untold wealth mimics the radical behavior of George Soros. Yes, Soros is merely the leading figure among a group of vile, evil fraudsters who work together to ruin and destabilize the political process and inspire violent revolutions. In short, Soros and his radical extremists love playing God with the lives of everyday Americans.
  • Financial Crisis Commission Examining Wachovia/Wells Fargo (Time to ditch?)

    09/01/2010 10:19:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Financial Crisis Commission Examining WachoviaSeptember 1, 2010 Rick Rothacker The panel investigating the U.S. financial meltdown will put Charlotte's Wachovia Corp. under the microscope on Wednesday. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission on Monday said former Wachovia chief executive Bob Steel will be one of the witnesses at a hearing in Washington. He will be joined by Scott Alvarez, the Federal Reserve System's general counsel, and John Corston, acting deputy director of supervision and consumer protection at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. CEO Dick Fuld is slated to testify in an afternoon session. Federal Reserve Chairman...
  • Catasauqua loses last bank (Wachovia branch closes its doors - lack of business)

    08/10/2010 8:02:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1+ views
    M Call ^ | 8/10/10 | Devon Lash
    Catasauqua loses last bankThe Wachovia branch, a borough landmark structure, closes its doors. By Devon Lash, OF THE MORNING CALL 6:42 p.m. EDT, August 10, 2010 After emptying its vault, boarding up its ATM, and sealing its deposit drop box, the last bank in Catasauqua closed its doors for good on Tuesday afternoon. And a landmark building that had housed a bank for more than 100 years, was vacant for the first time in its history. The Wachovia branch at Second and Bridge streets wasn't seeing enough business to justify keeping it open, corporate spokeswoman Barbara Nate said. The accounts...
  • Wells Fargo, Wachovia Involved in Numerous Mexican Drug Laundering Schemes

    07/05/2010 10:36:49 AM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 8 replies
    Global Economic Analysis ^ | 7/3/10 | Mike (Mish) Shedlock
    If you or I was involved in drug laundering of as little as 2 dollars and fifty cents we would be in prison. Wachovia bank, now part of Wells Fargo via a merger, has laundered countless sums of Mexican cartel drug money and will get off with a slap of the wrist. The reason ...Wells Fargo is too big to fail. Please consider Banks Financing Mexico Gangs Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal Just before sunset on April 10, 2006, a DC-9 jet landed at the international airport in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, 500 miles east of Mexico...
  • What does Wachovia know that we don't?

    06/14/2010 8:31:31 PM PDT · by Shadowstrike · 351 replies · 8,096+ views
    06/14/2010 | Shadowstrike
    Called Wachovia early this morning to reorder checks. In the process, I must have hit a button I wasn't supposed to. The next thing I hear is a recording. "As of November First, all emergency procedures will be in place, and all Wachovia personnel should stay with their families. If you have any questions, please contact your Sector Supervisor." Now, I'm not a nut, but the next thing I know an operator came on the line and asked me, by name what they could help me with. Got me looking over my shoulder, and I don't have nerves, just nerve.
  • Wachovia Admits It Laundered Millions in Mexican Drug Cash

    03/17/2010 5:45:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies · 1,113+ views
    Miami New Times ^ | Mar. 17 2010 | Tim Elfrink
    Wachovia bank executives have admitted that the banking giant laundered millions of dollars for Mexican drug lords between 2003 and 2008, prosecutors announced in Miami this afternoon. The bank has promised to pay $160 million in fines and penalties and to set up new safeguards within a year to prevent drug money from coming through the bank. If it fails in that effort, Wachovia could face criminal charges, says Jeffrey Sloman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District. "Wachovia's blatant disregard for our banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte blanche to finance their operations," Sloman said at a...
  • Wachovia Is In Talks Over Allegations From Mexico

    03/15/2010 12:52:57 PM PDT · by AuntB · 12 replies · 452+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 15, 2010 | CARRICK MOLLENKAMP And EVAN PEREZ
    <p>Wachovia Bank, a part of Wells Fargo & Co., is in talks with the Justice Department to settle U.S. government allegations that a failure in bank controls enabled Mexican exchange houses to launder drug money...</p> <p>The U.S. attorney's office in Miami led the probe, begun about three years ago, focusing on the role the government alleges a Wachovia correspondent-bank unit played in processing illegal money transfers for the exchange houses...</p>
  • Marine suing ex-employer (After Wachovia sues him)

    12/28/2009 10:13:09 AM PST · by raybbr · 23 replies · 1,958+ views
    Middletown Press ^ | 12-28-2009 | Hannah Vahl
    MIDDLETOWN, CT — A wounded U.S. Marine Corps reservist, who says that after being called up for duty in Iraq he returned to his workplace only to be demoted, is now suing his former employer under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Jay Belanger, of Middletown, was working as a financial advisor for Prudential Securities, earning about $100,000 from managing over $11 million spread over approximately 150 brokerage accounts, when his unit was called up for active duty, according to the suit filed last week in U.S. District Court. He served during the initial invasion of Iraq in...