Tag Archive | "Obama"

Will the Justice Dept. Prosecute Bank of America JPMorgan, Wells Fargo for Mortgage Fraud?


The Huffington Post has revealed that a set of confidential
federal audits accuse the nation’s five largest mortgage companies of
defrauding taxpayers in their handling of foreclosures on homes
purchased with government-backed loans. The audits conclude the banks
cheated the government by overvaluing their losses on foreclosed homes
and submitting faulty and defective documents to get federal
reimbursement. According to the audit, the banks—Bank of America,
JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Ally Financial—violated the
False Claims Act, which protects the government from fraudulent billing.
The

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Wikileaks: Rohrabacher subverted U.S. foreign policy & shilled for friends on Honduras trip


By John Earl
Surf City Voice

Confidential State Department memos released through Wikileaks and the New York Times show that Surf City’s congressman, Dana Rohrabacher, tried to obtain special favors for his friends while undermining Obama’s foreign policy during a visit with Honduran coup d’état leaders in the later part of January and start of February last year.

A military coup had recently overthrown the democratically elected president, Manuel Zalaya, who remains exiled to this day. Representatives of the new government, under the titular leadership of President Porfirio Lobo, pressed

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New Huntington Beach Mayor, Joseph John Carchio: ‘These are big shoes to fill’ (but a good deal too)


By John Earl
Surf City Voice

Councilmember Joe Carchio will drive his shiny white (and, finally, fully licensed) 2010 Toyota Venza into the Huntington Beach mayor’s official parking space for the next year, thanks to the same council member who had hoped (informed sources say) a few months ago to put him out of office.

Don Hansen was supposed to be mayor, with Carchio following next year, according to Resolution 6320, which says that council members will rotate based by seniority to serve as Mayor and

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Human Population: The Elephant in the Room


By Sarah (Steve) Mosko
Special to the Surf City Voice

It’s hard to come up with a looming environmental problem that’s not ultimately rooted in human population expansion, be it a local issue like traffic congestion, litter and air & drinking water pollution or more global concerns like ocean fish depletion, deforestation, species extinction and global climate change.

We humans currently number 6.9 billion and continue to swell the planet by nearly 80 million more each year. Almost half of us are under the age of 25, and, if present trends continue, we will

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