THE BANKS OWN YOUR SENATOR
AND OTHER MESSED UP NEWS, DUDE
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MORE STOOOOOOPIT STUFF FROM OUR MEDIA
"The Christian's Guide to Stripping, Lesson One"
What would Jesus do? I'm guessing he'd be a big tipper.
Crazy, Sick, Sad, Horrifying Stories & Current Events
Here's the worst of it: Instead of giving hard-pressed home-owners the right to renegotiate inflated mortgages they can no longer afford, your tax-paid representatives in the US Senate gave the banks the right to foreclose on them for the pre-crash (which banks caused) prices, which are no longer obtainable in reality. Many more people will be forced to simply walk away from homes that are now worth WAY less than the money they owe on them, thanks to the politicians listed below: Twelve "Democrats" (In Name Only) voted against their own constituents, and for the bankers who own their slimy asses. So did all the slimeball Republicans, of course, every last one of them. Remember in November, 2010.
"Senate Refuses to Let Judges Fix Mortgages in Bankruptcy "
Banksters mob Senators: You lose: Take down their names:
1. Baucus (D-MT)
2. Bennet (D-CO)
3. Byrd (D-WV)
4. Carper (D-DE)
5. Dorgan (D-ND)
6. Johnson (D-SD)
7. Landrieu (D-LA)
8. Lincoln (D-AR)
9. Nelson (D-NE)
10. Pryor (D-AR)
11. Specter (D-PA)
12. Tester (D-MT)
' The Senate handed a victory to the banking industry on Thursday, defeating a Democratic proposal that would have given homeowners in financial trouble greater flexibility to renegotiate the terms of their mortgages. The mortgage provision garnered only 45 votes in the Senate, falling well short of the 60 votes necessary to break a threatened filibuster to a measure sponsored by Senator Richard Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, that would give bankruptcy judges greater flexibility to modify mortgages. In recent weeks, major banks and bank trade associations worked closely with Senate Republicans to stop the measure. Twelve Democrats joined all the Republicans in voting against it. It also demonstrates that, even though Democrats are close to gaining 60 votes in the Senate with the recent decision by Senator Arlen Specter to leave the Republican Party, the increasing number of Democrats does not prevent the Republicans — with the support of a handful of moderate or conservative Democrats — from blocking legislation. Mr. Specter voted against the provision. President Obama sought the cramdown provision during the election, although the White House has done virtually nothing to move it through Congress. '
"As pay falls, CEOs get more perks"
$400,000? More than most of us make? How 'bout TEN TIMES more than most of make???!!! And that's just in executive PERKS! What PLANET are these reporters from, anyway?
' But plenty of companies are keeping the spigots open. Occidental Petroleum CEO Ray Irani, for example, received $400,000 worth of financial planning, part of a $30 million pay package in 2008. To put it another way, that $400,000 in financial planning is more than the total annual household income of the vast majority of Americans. Occidental spokesman Richard Kline said the comprehensive financial planning helps Irani to "keep his complete attention on the company's business." '
"NASA jobs slashed as shuttle fleet is retired"
And the sign says: "SPACE AVAILABLE." --Brother, can you spare an O-ring?
' Over the next five months, 900 manufacturing jobs are to go. The first 160 layoff notices go out today, mainly to contractors producing the space shuttle fuel tanks outside New Orleans and the shuttle solid rocket boosters in Utah. The prime contractors for these are Lockheed Martin, which makes the solid fuel tanks, and ATK Thiokol, which builds solid fuel boosters. Some people will be transferred to other projects. '
"Palestinians try cheese-making and produce a fine pecorino"
AL-LAH! Who cut the cheese?
' Baldini admits that Golden Sheep is not for everyone. The comparably expensive Italian cheese is made for middle- and upper-class Palestinians who have lived abroad, as well as the endless stream of international aid workers, diplomats and journalists now living in the region. At local tastings, Palestinians unaccustomed to hard, sharp, Italian cheeses tend to find it unpalatable. "You had to see the faces of the people when they tasted it for the first time," said Matteo Crosetti , a Ucodep project coordinator in the West Bank. '
"8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband"
The bride cited irreconcilable dentures. Old enough to bleed, old enough to plead?
' A court in the central Oneiza region previously rejected a request by the girl's mother for a divorce and ruled that the girl would have to wait until she reached puberty to file a petition then. '
"LA man linked to serial killings"
Equal-opportunity serial-killer overcomes prejudice to excel in mass-murder. Did police, probation officers & parole boards assume blacks were not smart enough to be suspects in serial-killings? Is that why they kept putting this monster back on the street, and never investigated him for all these murders? Not the milestone we were looking for.
' Capt Cremins said that Thomas, a former state insurance claims adjuster, is now a suspect in at least 25 other killings, and the number could grow as detectives re-investigate unsolved cases going back to the 1950s. "If he turns out to be the guy, he probably would be the largest ever (serial killer) in the city of Los Angeles," he said. In the first wave of killings in the mid-1970s, a man dubbed the Westside Rapist entered the Los Angeles homes of dozens of elderly women, raped them and choked them. Seventeen of the victims died. During that time, Thomas worked as a social worker, a hospital employee and a salesman. Police say the attacks stopped in 1978 - the year Thomas went back to prison for the rape of a woman in Pasadena. He was released in 1983, the year that another series of attacks on elderly women began, detectives say. '.
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