Carlin: Wall Street Owns Washington

Why One Creditworthy Couple Can’t Seem To Buy A Home In This Crazy Housing Market

Joe Davidoff, a 29-year old business development manager, and his wife Anna have been house-hunting in Broward County, Florida since April. So far, the couple has made eight bids, and lost out on five.

 

At least four of the five bids they lost were to all-cash bidders.

Davidoff and his wife, like many other first-time homebuyers across the country, are being squeezed out by all-cash deals.

All-cash purchases accounted for 65% of all residential sales […]

America Is Embracing The Secret Police Culture Of The Nazis

By Michael

Why do so many Americans want us to become more like Nazi Germany?  When I was growing up, I was taught that Nazi Germany was the antithesis of everything that America stood for.  I truly believed that we were “the land of the free” and that we were a bright, shining example for the rest of the world.  Unfortunately, over the past couple of decades America has been eagerly […]

SHERIFF: ‘We want people to call us if guy down the street hates government’

Florida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf.

Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a […]

Voter Fraud…OH and FL, with PA, WI and VA

Someone NEEDS to go to jail.

* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama
received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney.. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility).

* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their polling locations – and not one single vote was recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility).

* In […]

‘Wall St.’ flees NY for tax-free FL

The city’s hedge-fund executives are flying south — and it’s not for vacation.

An increasing number of financial firms, especially private equity and hedge funds, are fed up with New York’s sky-high city and state tax rates and are relocating to the business-friendly climate in Florida’s Palm Beach County.

And they’re being welcomed with open arms — officials in Palm Beach recently opened an entire office dedicated to luring finance hot shots […]

SCHOOL BOARD PASSES PLAN FOR RACIALLY-BASED ACADEMIC GOALS

Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.

On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. […]

Jupiter, Fla. officer killed in accident while escorting Obama presidential motorcade in West Palm Beach – WPTV

LINK: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/west_palm_beach…

Wells Fargo employee claims he was fired by bank because his daughter’s terminal cancer cost too much to fight under its healthcare plan

Yovany Gonzalez, a mortgage broker, fired three days before his daughter MacKenzie had a costly cancer operation
The operation was canceled before a charity came to the rescue
McKenzie died in March 2011

Wells Fargo shareholders split $16bn in profits last year
Bank denies allegations that dismissal correlated to health care costs

Wells Fargo fired an employee over the cost of treating his daughter’s terminal cancer with company health care coverage, according to a lawsuit […]

Fixed voting machines: The forensic study of voting machines in Venango County, PA found the central tabulator had been “remotely accessed” by someone on “multiple occasions,” including for 80 minutes on the night before the 2010 general election.

I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m still amazed at the absolute cluelessness of far too many election officials. Yes, some of them are great, know exactly what they’re talking about, and realize that the electronic voting systems we use in this nation — every single one of them — are complete garbage.

Last month, we reported on a recent Palm Beach County, FL, election in which the paper-ballot optical-scan system declared […]

America prepares for new wave of foreclosures expected to be ‘bigger than 2010′

Half a decade into the deepest U.S. housing crisis since the 1930s, many Americans are hoping the crisis is finally nearing its end.

House sales are picking up across most of the country, the plunge in prices is slowing and attempts by lenders to claim back properties from struggling borrowers dropped by more than a third in 2011, hitting a four-year low.

But a painful part two of the slump looks set […]

Americans brace for next foreclosure wave

Reuters

Half a decade into the deepest U.S. housing crisis since the 1930s, many Americans are hoping the crisis is finally nearing its end. House sales are picking up across most of the country, the plunge in prices is slowing and attempts by lenders to claim back properties from struggling borrowers dropped by more than a third in 2011, hitting a four-year low.

But a painful part two of the slump looks […]

Agents trashed hotel room, fired gun from window

BY DAVID SMILEY
DSMILEY@MIAMIHERALD.COM

Miami Beach police say two Transportation Security Administration officers partied a little too hard Tuesday night, trashed their South Beach hotel room and then picked up a semi-automatic handgun and shot six rounds out the window.

One bullet pierced a $1,500 hurricane impact resistant window at a nearby Barneys New York, penetrated a wall and tore into some jeans in the closed store’s stockroom, according to store manager Adelchi […]