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Monday, November 30, 2009

Bravo To NY's Judge Spinner! An American Hero. Let The Big Banks Burn!

It would seem there are a few real judges left... and that's really good news.


Judge wipes out couple's mortgage after bank's 'repulsive' behaviour

A New York judge was so angry with a bank's "harsh, repugnant, shocking and repulsive" behaviour towards a financially struggling couple that he wiped out their $525,000 (£316,000) mortgage.

By Tom Leonard in New York. Published in the Telegraph: 12:06AM GMT 26 Nov 2009

In an unusual legal decision that may cheer ordinary homeowners but dismay lenders, Judge Jeffrey Spinner took a tough line on a California-based bank that he considered had been determined to foreclose on the couple's home in Suffolk County, Long Island.

His ruling against OneWest and its IndyMac mortgage division has relieved Greg Horoski and his wife, Diane Yano-Horoski, of the $291,000 they owed on the original loan as well as $235,000 in interest.

OneWest took $814 million in federal bailout money but has a reputation for foreclosing quickly on property owners who falls into arrears.

The Horoskis bought their house 15 years ago but they refinanced in 2004, taking a sub-prime loan from Deutsche Bank.

The interest rate soared to more than 12 per cent and the bank sued the couple in 2005, when Mr Horoski and his wife began having trouble making payments because of his health problems.

A foreclosure on the 3,400 sq ft bungalow was approved but the couple applied successfully for it to be settled in court.

The judge attacked the bank for repeatedly refusing to work out a deal, for misleading him about the sums in the case and for its treatment of the couple.

He wrote that OneWest's conduct was "inequitable, unconscionable, vexatious and opprobrious", cancelling the debt to deter it from "imposing further mortifying abuse" against the couple.

OneWest, which is owned by a private equity group, said it expected to overturn the "unprecedented" ruling on appeal.

Mr Horoski, a porcelain doll seller, told the New York Post : "I think the judge felt it was almost a personal vendetta. It was like dealing with organised crime."

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mark Pittman fought the Fed and now he's dead. Suspicious.

Just read this Bloomberg News story via Ron Paul's site.

Now, it's true of course that heart attacks are quite common, but so, in my humble opinion, is the popular but ever-so-low-key government "assisted suicide" program, a long established one offered completely free of charge to any and all citizens who are righteous enough and courageous enough to mess with the plans of the Powers That Be, hence causing them "big trouble."

The top power here in America being, arguably, the Federal Reserve... as they, quite literally, own America lock, stock and barrel... all of it; and have done so since they scammed the President into selling the country out to them in 1917.



Bloomberg reporter Mark Pittman, who foresaw the subprime crisis, who sued the Fed, has died...

By Bob Ivry

Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Mark Pittman, the award-winning investigative reporter whose fight to open the Federal Reserve to more scrutiny led Bloomberg News to sue the central bank and win, died Nov. 25 in Yonkers, New York. He was 52.

Pittman suffered from heart-related illnesses. The precise cause of his death wasn’t known, said his friend William Karesh, vice president of the Global Health Program at the Bronx, New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society.

A former police-beat reporter who joined Bloomberg News in 1997, Pittman wrote stories in 2007 predicting the collapse of the banking system. That year, he won the Gerald Loeb Award from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the highest accolade in financial journalism, for “Wall Street’s Faustian Bargain,” a series of articles on the breakdown of the U.S. mortgage industry.

“He was one of the great financial journalists of our time,” said Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University in New York and the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for economics. “His death is shocking.”

Continue at: Bloomberg

Monday, November 16, 2009

RIP Edward Woodward.

Another hero gone :( I loved that show and its message... and Edward... well... he was pure class. He was a real role model for me. There's been so many leaving us... Keel, Tonnies, McGoohan and more... people who made a difference, people who helped mold minds... in a good way... it's so sad.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Indian Police Murder A Man In October - On Camera

How vicious... I just bet that no charges will be filed against anyone. Disgusting.

Disturbing Footage Of A Mentally Challenged Man Forced To Drown By Police On Live T.V. (10/29/09)

Bambalapitiya, INDIA: Mentally challenged man not allowed onshore by police who accuse him of throwing rocks and stones at them and vehicles passing by. He subsequently drowns as a result....All of it is captured on tape.

Here is the story:

INDIA: The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has begun an investigation over an incident where a man was forced to drown in Bambalapitiya this morning in front of several onlookers.

Police spokesman senior DIG Nimal Madiwaka said that the victim was believed to be mentally retarded and used to throw stones towards trains and vehicles passing by.

Earlier today the victim had reportedly thrown stones towards the Bambalapitiya police before jumping into the sea and drowning, the police spokesman quoted the Bambalapitiya police as saying.

However shocking television footage taken by a cameraman from his television office showed men attempting to beat the victim using sticks and preventing him from coming ashore resulting in his death by drowning.

The police spokesman said that with the airing of the footage the CCD was asked to take over the probe on the incident. The probe will include possible police involvement in the incident. Navy divers meanwhile are looking for the body of the victim, the police spokesman added.

Story link: www.liveleak.com/view?i=6fe_1256906333
Discussion thread: www.belowtopsecret.com/forum/thread515228/pg1