Why the Sudden Panic?

What comes across from the passage of Senate Bill 1867 is fear, palpable fear. What are they afraid of? Losing the US to home grown terrorists? And under what circumstance would this occur? Phrases like “indefinite detention” of American citizens cast suspicion on the claim that this is a bill intended to protect the US from another 911 type attack. The US has a working court system, and Gitmo under US military rule seems without serious challenge. Under what circumstance would the US be so overwhelmed by home grown terrorists that the US court system and federal agencies would not be able to deal with the issue?  There certainly is a reaction to some hidden knowledge here.

That the vote on this Senate Bill was 93-7 in favor of passage is another astonishing fact. This palpable fear crosses political boundaries! Given that the wording in the bill runs amuck of the Constitution – the right to bear arms, the right to a speedy trial, and the casual deployment of the US military of US soil – it would not withstand court challenges as it stands. What has happened to cause the US Senate to be so gripped by fear that it, as a body, runs amuck of the Constitution? Clearly it is not an economic depression or the national debt, both of which have been long running and caused no more than argument in the Senate about jobs bills and lifting the debt ceiling.

By Senate Bill 1867 the Senate is asking for Martial Law to be in essence imposed casually and quickly, bypassing the need for a National Emergency excuse for an Executive Order from the President. Via Senate Bill 1867 the US military can operate on as well as off US soil, arresting citizens, upon a vague interpretation of a terrorism threat. Martial Law heretofore required the President to declare a National Emergency, but now an essential Martial Law could be called if the President declares a group of citizens to be a threat. No need to explain the threat.

Suddenly, and without explanation or apology, the US is openly preparing for disaster. This did not occur after the Katrina disaster, so is clearly not a reaction to recent events. If a preparation for a New Madrid disaster, which is vaguely predicted by officials for sometime in the next century or beyond, then why the sudden sense of urgency? The public is not noticing these efforts, as they are kept out of the mainstream press. But for those tracking such revealing plans and actions, the meaning is clear. It appears that the US government, FEMA, expects the New Madrid disaster or some other major disaster to occur soon, and is saying nothing to its citizenry about it!

Just by googling “FEMA camps activated” there has been much results including a direct link to a PDF of such preparations going into: “KBR is establishing a National Quick Response Team for our current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) work..” and “The Continental US will be broken up into five regions” and “Establish services listed below within 72 hours for initial set-up and respond within 24 hours for incremental services. This is a contingency project and it should be stressed that lead times will be short with critical requirements due to the nature of emergency responses. Subcontractors must be flexible and able to handle multiple, shifting priorities in an emergency environment. Supply lines needed must be short but not necessarily pre-positioned.” Further goes into details of these “camps” or survival centers etc with: “Catering Services, Temporary Fencing and Barricades, Hand Washing Stations, Laundry Services, Potable Water, Power Generation, Fuel Delivery / Supply & Electrical Distribution etc.”

Infowars.com reports it has received a document originating from Halliburton subsidiary KBR that provides details on a push to outfit FEMA and U.S. Army camps around the United States. Entitled “Project Overview and Anticipated Project Requirements,” the document describes services KBR is looking to farm out to subcontractors. The document was passed on to us by a state government employee who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons.

Services up for bid include catering, temporary fencing and barricades, laundry and medical services, power generation, refuse collection, and other services required for temporary “emergency environment” camps located in five regions of the United States.

KBR’s call for FEMA camp service bids arrives soon after the Senate overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which permits the military to detain and interrogate supposed domestic terror suspects in violation of the Fourth Amendment and Posse Comitatus.

Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was established under the pretext of a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/US border, the same pretense used in the language of the KBR request for services. During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, however, it was revealed that the program was a secretive “scenario and drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign military commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens determined by the government to be “national security threats.”

Rex 84 was devised by Col. Oliver North, who was with the NSC and appointed liaison to FEMA. John Brinkerhoff, the deputy director of “national preparedness” programs for FEMA, and North designed the plan on a 1970 report written by FEMA chief Louis Giuffrida, at the Army War College, which proposed the detention of up to 21 million “American Negroes” in the event of a black militant uprising in the United States.

Following a crackdown by police on Occupy Wall Street protesters around the nation, Oakland, California, mayor Jean Quan mentioned during an interview with the BBC that she was on a conference call with leaders of 18 US cities shortly before a wave of raids broke up Occupy Wall Street encampments across the country. It was later discovered that the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal police agencies had coordinated the often violent response to the protests.

New York Rep. Peter King, who heads up the House Homeland Security Subcommittee, signaled a sense of urgency when he said the federal government has “to be careful not to allow this movement to get any legitimacy. I’m taking this seriously in that I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960′s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.” The federal government responded similarly in the 1960s and 70s when the FBI organized and unleashed its unconstitutional secret police under the covert banner of COINTELPRO.

In addition to the DHS characterizing Americans supporting states’ rights and the Constitution as terrorists, the Defense Department’s Antiterrorism and Force Protection Annual Refresher Training Course in 2009 advised its personnel that political protest amounts to “low-level terrorism.”

All of this leaves one to wonder what is really up.  Could this all be coincidence and just our government “do diligently contingency planning”, or do those leading these efforts know something the rest of us do not?  Good question, but a better question is how this being handled in MSM, or should I say NOT being covered at all in MSM.  The fact that the CONgress ran over our constitution with a vote of 93-7 I believe is the “Baby Ruth” in the pool.  We should be asking more about this during the dumbates, heh?

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High Crimes and Misdemeanors – The Bankers are the Elite of Organized Crime

We all know in our “gut” that the banking elite have pulled off the biggest heist of wealth in the history of mankind….and they got away with it.  No significant principle of any bank has gone to jail or even been indicted for the obvious fraud, deception, and grand larceny that has been perpetrated on the citizens of the world.

However, are we going to allow them to get away with MURDER, literally?  As more and more Attorney Generals of various states have begun to open investigations in the mortgage fraud that is as obvious as an elephant in the room, more and more mid and lower level banking managers and foreclosure managers  have come forward to admit the fraudulent schemes that have been perpetrated on home owners.

In Nevada, the AG was getting very very close to the truth, particularly because of a few brave whistleblowers that were beginning to step forward.  The principle whistleblower in Nevada was a brave young lady named Tracy Lawrence.  She is now dead!

Tracy Lawrence, the notary public who blew the whistle on a massive foreclosure fraud scheme, was found dead in her Las Vegas home on Nov. 28, MSNBC reported.

Cause of death has not yet been determined, but Officer Jacinto Rivera, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokesman, said the case was not being investigated as homicide. She was 43.

Earlier this month, Lawrence came forward and admitted to the Nevada Attorney General’s Office that she notarized 25,000 fraudulent documents for Lender Processing Services, a Florida company used by most major banks to process home repossessions. The documents were filed with the Clark County Recorder’s Office between 2005 and 2008, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Lawrence also accused two loan officers of allegedly running the massive robo-signing scheme, saying they forged signatures on tens of thousands of default notices. Nevada now alleges that Gary Trafford, 49, of Irvine, Calif., and Gerri Sheppard, 62, of Santa Ana, Calif., directed their employees to forge foreclosure documents, notarize the signatures on the documents they had forged and file the fraudulent paperwork in order to begin foreclosures on homes throughout the county.

Trafford and Sheppard have been indicted on more than 600 counts of offering false instruments for recording, false certification on certain instruments and notarization of the signature of a person not in the presence of a notary public. Authorities are currently negotiating the terms of their surrender, KSNV MyNews 3 reported.

Earlier this month, Lawrence pleaded guilty to one count of notarizing the signature of a person not in her presence, The Associated Press reported. Had Lawrence shown up at her sentencing hearing on Monday, she could have faced a potential sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.

On Nov. 17, Lender Processing Services issued a statement acknowledging that the signing procedures on some of documents were flawed. The company also agreed to fully cooperate with the attorney general’s investigation.

“I am deeply committed to ensuring that LPS meets rigorous standards of professional conduct and operating excellence,” newly appointed LPS President and CEO Hugh Harris stated. “I have full confidence in the ability of our leadership team and over 8,000 dedicated employees to deliver on that commitment.” According to RealtyTrac, Nevada has had the highest foreclosure rate in the nation for 56 straight months.

Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) is a leading provider of integrated technology and services to the mortgage and real estate industries. LPS offers solutions that span the mortgage continuum, including lead generation, origination, servicing, workflow automation (LPS Desktop), portfolio retention and default, augmented by the company’s award-winning customer support and professional services. Approximately 50 percent of all U.S. mortgages by volume are serviced using LPS’ Mortgage Servicing Package (MSP).

(Reuters)  December 1st- The Massachusetts attorney general has filed a lawsuit against five large U.S. banks accusing them of deceptive foreclosure practices, a signal of ebbing confidence that a multi-state agreement can be worked out. Attorney General Martha Coakley said on Thursday she filed the lawsuit partly because it has been taking too long to hammer out a nationwide settlement.

For more than a year, state and federal officials have been negotiating a deal in which banks would pay billions of dollars in fines – to go toward housing relief – in exchange for legal protection against future suits.  The Massachusetts lawsuit, filed in state court in Boston, accuses Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co Inc, Citigroup Inc, Wells Fargo & Co and GMAC of deceptive foreclosure practices, such as using robo-signers and false documents. “Our suit alleges that the banks have charted a destructive path by cutting corners and rushing to foreclose on homeowners without following the rule of law,” Coakley said in a statement.

The attorney general in Iowa, Tom Miller, who is leading the negotiations for the states, said in a statement they hope to reach a settlement “soon.” He also said Coakley had indicated she is still open to joining the settlement.  “We’re optimistic that we’ll settle on terms that will be in the interests of Massachusetts,” Miller said.

However, analysts said Coakley’s lawsuit is a bad sign for banks, which hope a deal with states and federal authorities could help the industry move beyond the legal fallout that has dogged it since the peak of the financial crisis. “I can’t say anything is dead, but it sure looks like this is a negative. The banks are going to have these suits out there for years.” said Paul Miller, a bank analyst with FBR Capital Markets.

The discussions have been bogged down by states concerned the deal was either too lenient or provided the wrong kinds of relief, and by the banks who sought release from mortgage-related claims beyond the original conduct at issue.

The Massachusetts complaint accuses the banks of using fraudulent documents when processing foreclosures; of foreclosing on properties without holding the actual mortgage; and of failing to uphold promises to modify loans for the state’s homeowners. It also names the banks’ private mortgage registry, MERS, as a defendant, accusing it of dodging fees and corrupting the state’s land recording system.

On Thursday, Coakley was firm that she would not sign a mortgage settlement that included “broad liability release regarding MERS and other issues.” A person familiar with the talks said Massachusetts has sought to protect its ability to pursue certain claims against the banks for their use of MERS. Those liability issues are still being hashed out in negotiations, the person said.

The banks targeted in the suit said Coakley’s move imperils chances for broader relief. Bank of America said in a statement that a collaborative resolution, rather than continued litigation, would more quickly heal the housing market and help drive an economic recovery.

Chase said in a statement that it is disappointed Massachusetts filed a lawsuit when negotiations are ongoing on a broader settlement that it said could bring immediate relief to borrowers. GMAC said it was unhappy that Massachusetts “elected not to continue a more constructive path that could help borrowers in the state, but rather has chosen to use the court process.”

Wells Fargo disagreed with Coakley that it has not kept a promise to modify loans. Citi said it had not yet reviewed the lawsuit, but the bank believes it has operated appropriately and in compliance with existing laws.

Coakley, who took office in 2007, has been aggressive in moving against Wall Street firms and U.S. banks. Her office said it has secured more than $600 million in relief for investors and borrowers, while keeping more than 24,000 people in their homes.

I think we ought to urge the AGs to forget about “settlements and fines” and start talking about issuing criminal warrants instead.  When we read about 103 year women facing eviction from their home of 53 years and Chase refusing that same old lady from paying off the loan, and we have a death under more than suspicious circumstances, and we have an organized system of fraud under MERS and LPS which was involved in nearly 100% of these fraudulent actions, it is time a few hundred upper level managers of this organized crime operation move to our wonderful Federal penal system to live out their lives.

How much more bold are these banksters going to get?  Maybe it is time to pull the plug on the big five and show them they are not too big to fail. Run the banks, not because we are nervous about losing our money, but because they are crooks and thieves.  Even the Mob would never charge the interest rates these guys are demanding on credit cards, in addition to the fraud they are perpetrating on their mortgages.  How much more proof do we need?  We, the consumers, are the power, not the AGs, nor the Treasury Department which has been absolutely mute on the subject, even though these actions are in violation of Interstate Commerce Laws.  The Occupy Movements are all good, but they must be supported by our actions.  It is both easy and simple for each one of us to close our accounts at the Big Five banks and open them in our locally owned credit unions. It would also convince us we are still in charge.  Just a thought.