The Securitization Debacle – A U.S. Pension Shortfall: $3.4 Trillion+ [$3,400,000,000,000]

By Sydney Sullivan

looting the pension fundsShortfall. Unfunded. Underfunding. Sounds like a minimal pension issue – however, it is anything but that. You may have heard the words “shortfall” when your state refers to it’s government budget or pension plan; and, if you are young (say, under 40), you’ve probably not given it a second thought. Just so you know “shortfall” is defined as “a failure to come up to expectation or need” and at 40 it seems like there will be plenty of time and ways to make up a shortfall… not so much when you are 60.

If you’re like many Americans, you’re worried about retirement. Maybe before the new century securitization scheme was launched, a “shortfall” might have been more easily explained and handled. But after 2000, the Wall Street securities system ramped up and took deficits to a new high while lining the pockets of Wall Street traders. How did this happen? Continue reading

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The Big Short Trailer (2015) ‐ Paramount Pictures

Send the judges, state courts, appellate & Supreme Court Justices tickets to the movie!

Our first book read cover to cover and it exposes everything… not fiction! This is the real thing. If the movie is anything like the book – suggest your entire neighborhood see this flick so they’ll  begin to understand just why the economy has not recovered. Continue reading

The Delusional Bench Squad – Collective Insanity?

By Sydney Sullivan

You may not like this movie. Wolf of Wall Street may be too vulgar. But if you are still invested in Wall Street there must be some vulgar demon or wannabe rich guy inside you that is too delusional to get out.
It’s no wonder why homeowners can’t get a fair shake in court because it appears the delusional sit above, behind and on the bench.

wolf LD money“Mark Hanna: We don’t create shit, we don’t build anything.
Jordan Belfort: No.
Mark Hanna: So if you got a client who brought stock at eight, and it now sits at sixteen, and he’s all f**king happy, he wants to cash it and liquidate and take his f**king money and run home. You don’t let him do that.
Jordan Belfort: Okay.
Mark Hanna: Cause that would make it real.

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Fed up with politics? Be HIP – Hawaii’s Independent Party is Official

By Sydney Sullivan

INDEPENDENT-VOTERS-OBAMACARTOONBravo! The Hawaii Independent Party registered last week and the Office of Elections confirmed they had gathered enough signatures to be a certified political party.  The party is led by former Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares and Maui real estate agent Michelle del Rosario. This is a trend setting move for the rest of the country to follow.

How many times these last few years have we all bemoaned that the Republicans and Democrats are all the same? That they are a bunch of bank and big business bought and paid for politicians… that get nothing done … that the economy is still failing… that the debt is beyond repair and the buck just keeps passing along??? Well, Hawaii is doing something about it. It’s HIP!!!

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CREDIT SLIPS – Crisis Books… a phenomenal resource

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Crisis books  posted by Alan White

I recently stumbled on this excellent compendium of more than 300 books on the financial crisis.  It also includes a list of 25 or so books that predicted the crisis, as well as a useful link to an annotated list of individuals who can be given credit for predicting various aspects of the crisis. [This is terrific reference material. Be sure to bookmark. DC Ed.] Continue reading