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  • Wells Fargo Pays $1 Billion to Federal Regulators

    04/20/2018 9:18:30 PM PDT · by catnipman · 71 replies
    NYslimes ^ | 4/20/2018 | MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN
    Wells Fargo will pay two federal regulators a total of $1 billion to settle an array of investigations into its mortgage and auto-lending practices. Customers were forced to pay for extending the length of so-called interest rate locks on mortgage applications even when the bank was responsible for delays in the application process. Thousands of customers who bought cars with loans from Wells Fargo were forced to buy unnecessary insurance policies from the bank with premiums that topped a $1,000 a year. The bank said the policies could have contributed to about 27,000 customers having their cars repossessed after defaulting...
  • Why are the 15 Freeway rest stops closed on the route to Las Vegas?

    03/14/2018 10:51:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | March 14, 2018 | Amy Bentley
    Q: On recent trips to Las Vegas traveling on Interstate 15, Riverside resident Janet Field said she noticed that the rest stops along the interstate were closed in both directions. She wondered why the rest stops are not being used, and said they appear to be in good condition. A: Water and electrical problems are to blame for the closures of rest stops on 1-15 between Riverside and Las Vegas, said Caltrans spokeswoman Terri Kasinga. The rest stops outside of Barstow and Baker are just old and need major repairs or rehabilitation work, which is why they are closed. Kasinga...
  • H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate on whether science is humanity’s best hope (tr)

    12/22/2017 9:24:27 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Industrial Equipment News ^ | 12-21-17 | Richard Gunderman
    H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate on whether science is humanity’s best hope continues today. CONTRIBUTOR: Richard Gunderman In the midst of contemporary science’s stunning discoveries and innovations – for example, 2017 alone brought the editing of a human embryo’s genes, the location of an eighth continent under the ocean and the ability to reuse a spacecraft’s rocket boosters – it’s easy to forget that there’s an ongoing debate over science’s capacity to save humankind. Seventy-five years ago, two of the best-known literary figures of the 20th century, H.G. Wells and George Orwell, carried on a lively exchange over...
  • Man claiming to have bomb in Ga. bank dies after police standoff

    07/07/2017 12:37:32 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 7/7/2017 | Mike Stewart
    MARIETTA, Ga. — A man who claimed to have a bomb that could "take out the room" barricaded himself inside a suburban Atlanta bank Friday, sparking an hours-long standoff that forced police to bust through a brick wall of the building and later ended with the suspect's death. woman holding card Cobb County Police Chief Mike Register did not offer details Friday of how the man died. Two people were freed shortly after TV footage showed a military-type vehicle smashing its way through the wall, raining bricks onto its hood. However, it's not clear if they escaped through the wall...
  • Abbas admits anti-Israel blood libel 'baseless'

    06/25/2016 2:08:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/16
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attempted to walk back controversial statements made during a recent address to the European Union parliament in Brussels, claiming on Saturday that he opposed "any attack on any religion", after having accused Israel of “poisoning Palestinian wells”. "Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic faiths. We stand strongly against any attack on any religion," Abbas said in a statement. The tacit acknowledgement of Judaism's roots in the Land of Israel, comes in stark contrast to Palestinian Authority propaganda which has for decades attempted to diminish the Jewish people's ancient history in Israel. In apparently...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Server Was In New Jersey This Whole Time. It’s Blank Now (& Totally Insecure!)

    08/13/2015 12:29:07 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 41 replies
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s mysterious email server has been in a private data center in New Jersey since 2013, that is, until the IT company the former secretary of state hired to maintain the hardware handed the “blank” device over to the FBI Wednesday. Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, informed the Department of State in a letter Wednesday that the company hired to manage and maintain the server, Denver-based Platte River Networks, was turning it over to the Department of Justice. Kendall also told State he handed over three thumb drives that contained Clinton’s emails. The Washington Post reported the...
  • New groundwater laws to have ripple effect on agriculture (w/video)

    09/18/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | September 16, 2014 | Angela Hart
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed historic groundwater legislation Tuesday, imposing new rules in the Golden State that could limit how much water commercial and residential users are allowed to pump from underground aquifers — a move decades in the works, spurred this year by California’s drought. The new laws, which take effect in January, will require local government officials to ensure use of groundwater basins is sustainable, protecting underground reserves and averting other environmental damage. The regulations could have a ripple effect on thousands of farmers and ranchers across the North Coast.
  • Shadowy Dem Operative Looms Large in Recall Fundraising ( Colorado Gun Grabbers )

    08/16/2013 9:27:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    The most pivotal figure in the Colorado recall election may be an unseen Kentucky woman who’s directing the Democratic fundraising. Julie Wells, the registered agent for more than two dozen groups since 2006 raising and spending millions to benefit Democrats, is also the registered or designated filing agent for at least two committees contributing funds and airing ads on behalf of Democratic state Sens. Angela Giron and John Morse. Her latest group is We Can Do Better, Colorado, which launched a television spot Thursday accusing Republican recall candidates Bernie Herpin and George Rivera of supporting personhood, the Colorado Democratic Party’s...
  • H.G. Wells' TIME MACHINE fits today's Left

    10/31/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT · by jobim · 5 replies
    vanity | 10/31/12 | jobim
    H.G. Wells' Time Machine fits today's Left It would seem at first blush that Morlocks and Eloi could be descriptions of our political Left/Right. But let me propose a different interpretation. Using the 1960 movie with Rod Taylor as the Scientist (George) as our analogue, who might be frolicking and fattening in the sun, and who laboring in darkness and tyranny underground? The Eloi are Obama voters, the useful idiots: Blacks, Hispanics, college students, metrosexuals, the Fellini-esque GLBT consortium, die-hard Woodstockers, tree-huggers, union rank-and-file. They obediently march to the doors of death when the siren of brain-washing is sounded. And...
  • Owners Lose Possessions After Home Near Twentynine Palms Is Mistakenly Foreclosed

    09/06/2012 9:46:03 PM PDT · by rawhide · 71 replies
    The owners of a modest home near Twentynine Palms lost their cherished possessions after a bank mistakenly foreclosed their residence. A crew broke into Alvin and Pat Tjosaas’ desert home and took everything after being directed by Wells Fargo to secure the structure. The couple, however, didn’t have a mortgage on the home. Alvin said the deputy sheriff said, “Good news, we know who took (your possessions)…Wells Fargo. Bad news, your stuff is all gone.” All the married couple has now are three generations of memories. Alvin, a retired mason, built the home with his father when he was a...
  • DUP's Jim Wells: Abortion should be ruled out for rape victims

    08/24/2012 9:48:19 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Saturday, August 25, 2012 | Adrian Rutherford; Liam Clarke
    The man set to become Northern Ireland’s next Health Minister has sparked a furious row after claiming rape victims should not be allowed to abort an unborn child. DUP MLA Jim Wells said women who suffer a sexual assault must not be exempt from the strict laws banning abortion here — and should instead consider handing their baby over for adoption. The controversial remarks have sparked an angry backlash from victims’ charities and pro-life campaigners. Alliance MLA Anna Lo claimed Mr Wells was “still living in the dark ages”. “Women have a choice over their own body and for men...
  • 1st female country superstar Kitty Wells dies

    07/16/2012 1:52:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/16/12 | JOE EDWARDS
    Singer Kitty Wells, whose hits such as "Making Believe" and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" made her the first female superstar of country music, died Monday. She was 92. The singer's family said she died peacefully at home after complications from a stroke. Her solo recording career lasted from 1952 to the late 1970s and she made concert tours from the late 1930s until 2000. That year, she announced she was quitting the road, although she performed occasionally in Nashville and elsewhere afterward.
  • AG Eric Holder Enters Housing Stimulus Racket for Minorities - The Wells Fargo $175 million

    07/12/2012 10:24:36 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/12/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    This settlement comes on the heels of the Attorney Generals Settlement, part of the Administration’s 14 loan modification initiatives. I have some questions for the U.S. Department of Justice. 1. Why is Wells Fargo providing down payment assistance to minority borrowers in 8 large American cities? Has it dawned on the DOJ that millions of Americans in lower and middle income strata should be renting rather than owning. The DOJ is repeating the disastrous Clinton “right to home ownership” strategy that encouraged their partners Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and lenders to streamline underwriting and expand mortgage lending to those households...
  • Ruben Rosario: Will the death penalty endure? Not if this attorney can help it

    08/19/2011 7:26:26 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 50 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-19-11 | rube rosario
    Wells, like many attorneys who plunge into this protracted and rewarding but frustrating legal venture, is morally and philosophically opposed to the death penalty. Although 34 states have it, there are other reasons Minnesota should continue to oppose it. Several credible national studies conclude, and nearly 90 percent of the nation's top criminologists in a recent survey agree, that the death penalty has very little, if any, effect at all on deterring violent crime. So agrees the law enforcement community. A national poll of police chiefs placed it dead last, pun intended, on ways to reduce violent crime. The chiefs...
  • 'Tomorrow's Children' (1934)

    01/30/2011 7:51:41 PM PST · by bronxville · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2010 | youtube
    'Tomorrow's Children' (1934) which was called 'The Unborn' in the UK This was a very controversial film in its day. It was made during the height of the eugenics movement and considered subversive at the time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSqUnqoHRFs Part I of 6
  • Bill calls for revoking parents’ driver’s license for school absences

    01/13/2011 6:04:41 AM PST · by Immerito · 20 replies
    News and Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2011 | CARRA HIGGINS
    SOUTH CHARLESTON - Pay increases for educators, adding five or 10 minutes to a school day and a bill that one West Virginia senator thinks would encourage families to understand the importance of education are among the suggestions leaders in their fields believe could lead education reform in the state. State Sen. Erik Wells, D-7th District, plans to introduce a bill during the upcoming legislative session, which begins Wednesday, that would revoke the driver's licenses of parents whose children miss too many days of school. Although Wells said he won't bet it will be one of the approximately 200 bills...
  • Expect Even More Fees From Banks This Year

    01/08/2011 11:33:26 PM PST · by Justaham · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1-9-11 | CRISTINA LOUROSA-RICARDO
    Banks, in an attempt to wring more revenue out of customer accounts, are conjuring up new ways to raise fees on basic products like debit cards, cash machines and checking accounts. As regulation curtailing the financial institutions from levying certain charges on consumers has mounted over the past year, banks have had to dream up new fees to replace those now trimmed by laws. Banks are considering additional fees on credit cards and checking accounts. But they also are looking at new ways to make money on cash machines and especially debit cards as regulators pinch the cards' conventional revenue...
  • Candidate in California governor's race arrested (Green Party's Laura Wells tried to crash debate)

    10/13/2010 3:49:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/13/10 | Samuel Gardner
    Candidate in California governor's race arrestedFrom Samuel Gardner, CNN October 13, 2010 3:55 a.m. EDT (CNN) -- A Green Party candidate in the California's governor's race was arrested Tuesday after trying to get into a debate she was not allowed to participate in. Laura Wells, 62, from Oakland tried to enter a debate between leading candidates in the race: Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman and Democratic opponent Jerry Brown, police said. The event was at Dominican University of California in the northern city of San Rafael. Wells was not allowed to be part of the debate because of her lack...
  • Obama Asks Hollywood For Campaign Cash Tonight At LA Fundraiser

    08/16/2010 1:47:52 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 35 replies
    abcnews. ^ | Aug. 16, 2010 | MATTHEW MOSK
    Streisand, Spielberg Listed As Hosts, Pelosi Will Also Attend Party At ER Producer's Mansion President Obama will arrive this evening at the stately $11 million Los Angeles mansion of John Wells, the executive producer of "E.R." and "The West Wing," for a star-studded fundraising reception and dinner aimed at bolstering the hopes and campaign accounts of Democrats in
  • Video, Quote, and Word of the Day

    10/15/2009 8:35:07 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 213+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/15/2009 | Mike Volpe
    opening scene from The Player an homage to Touch of Evil.