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COVID, COURTS, CIVIL UNREST, PANIC, FEAR AND FORECLOSURES = A COMBINATION FOR DELAY; UPDATE!

(BREAKING NEWS – OP-ED) — The author of this post brings you this not-so-humble opinion without the slightest intent of giving you legal advice.  The system has it all set up to favor the attorneys for that purpose, so that’s where you get legal advice.  On this blog, you get news, opinions and suggestive commentary and education, which is perfectly legal because freedom of speech … as I believe we still have freedom of speech … exists in a forum of expression as we know it. 

UPDATE: 

Regarding foreclosure potential … 

Remember Plan B?  Home prices are taking off, upwards, up 4.8% in May (from last year).  Much of this is due to two things: (a.) the low interest rates being offered home buyers, even in this “false flag pandemic attack”; and (b.) low inventory.  This means that home prices could stay “up” as long as the stimulus packages keep coming.  According to Black Knight Financial Services (who likes to make up shit documents catering to foreclosures and monitor its brouhaha and later brag about it), 4.1-million forbearance agreements have been inked.  This means homeowners will still have to pay all the back payments at some point in time.  With the economy still in the tank (somewhat), it’s highly likely that foreclosures will skyrocket towards the end of the year when this “thing” subsides.

I’m saying this because NOW is a great time to sell your home and scale down.  Move to the country.  Start a home-based business.  Move family in with you if possible and share in the savings.  There are a lot of things that can be said for creating a Plan B, instead of being stubborn about staying put.  If you’re seeing any kind of equity in your home, now might be a great time to cash it out and scale down to something more affordable.

I remember moving out of a bad situation in San Antonio, where I was facing a huge increase in my mortgage payments and I sold the house the day before the new rate kicked in. I moved to the country and ended up mortgage-free. Yes, I had to scale down.  It was a learning curve.  Some lessons were good, others not so much.  But my key point here is that this can be accomplished if you just put some effort into creating a Plan B and then ACTING ON IT!  While the moratoriums are in place is the time to start rethinking your financial strategies for the future, especially in lieu of potential anarchist behaviors (and not just in the major cities).

Regarding civil unrest … 

Two areas of particular interest to AVOID moving to … Minneapolis and Seattle.  Both are run by Democratic mayors.  President Trump just told Minnesota’s Governor (Tim Walz) to go piss up a drainpipe (Walz wanted $500-million from the federal government to repair the damage caused by rioters).  No federal funding for you sir! You sat idly by while Minneapolis burned, as did Minneapolis’s mayor.  You get no funding.  Why should we reward your bad behavior for failing to act in a time when your community needed you?

The same goes for Seattle, whose city council seems to think that cutting its police department budget to zero now will send a message.  It will alright.  1,100 police officers are going to lose their jobs.  Some officers will be transferred.  Analysts say that the major crimes unit (assault, murder, rape) will become virtually non-existent.  Is this a place you’d want to live in?  I look for a mass exodus from both locales.  Soon, we’ll have Democratic sanctuary cities which will have to self-fund and repair their own messes created by gangs, bands of thieves and repeat criminal offenders.  No police means no security.  Add the COVID panic created by the respective state and federal governments (I wonder when the new vaccine will come out and how many Democrats will rush to get it), and you have more political polarization afoot.

No police means increased crime and the federal government will respond only if asked.  Just ask the hierarchy in Kansas City, Missouri. 100 federal agents are moving into the area to arrest repeat offenders and help lower the crime rate.  Kansas City’s Mayor had to ask the Governor to ask the feds for help.  That’s how the system works.  As much as I used to work in media in Kansas City and lived in that area for many years, I’ve got a lot of reservations about ever moving there again.  Like Minneapolis, the riots were bad there too.

For those of you who haven’t heard the new Trump campaign commercial … it really drives home a point about police response (“Your estimated wait time is 5 days.”). I am not saying we can’t recover from this pandemic. But once the evil genie is out of the bottle, it’s hard to stop him from creating mayhem.  If you’re not in a “safe area” now, understand what future repercussions may occur (higher taxes to pay for the residual fallout from neglect) and why it may be best to rethink just how safe you really are.  I’m still a big fan of acreage in the country with a house parked in the middle of it.  It’s not a move to escape from reality.  It’s a way to grow food and survive.

END OF UPDATE!

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXTENDS MORATORIUMS DUE TO COVID

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has extended moratoriums on foreclosures and evictions until at least August 31, 2020.  If you have a mortgage that is backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, rest assured that single-family homeowners got a reprieve, at least temporarily. Roughly 2-million homeowners are affected by this extended moratorium. You can go do a loan look-up on the Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac websites to see whether this applies to you.  I would think by now, you’d know that, especially because you read this blog. You can anticipate that the moratoriums on the federal level will probably continue to be extended as long as we’re in the middle of a perceived pandemic.

STATE GOVERNMENT MORATORIUMS … NOW THAT’S ANOTHER STORY ALTOGETHER

Virginia’s moratoriums ended in May and eviction hearings have resumed. Some 3,000 people are facing being kicked to the curb, mostly for nonpayment of rent. Landlords are reportedly filing lawsuits to overturn the states’ moratoriums, all the while sending tenants threatening letters and text messages demanding rent in lieu of locking the tenants out of their homes. The Low-Income Housing Coalition published a partial list below:

In the following states, the courts have suspended evictions: California (indefinite on evictions), Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

In the following states, the governors have suspended evictions and foreclosures: Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Washington State.

In the following states, the legislatures enacted (or are enacting) laws to suspend evictions and foreclosures: Massachusetts and New Jersey (for an indefinite period of time in New Jersey, due to the COVID pandemic).

You should probably check with your individual state’s websites (I’m not going to do all the work for you) to see what moratoriums are in effect and for what purpose and for how long, especially if you’re delinquent in paying either your mortgage or your rent.

In non-judicial states, the banks don’t need the court’s permission to conduct a non-judicial foreclosure; however, where the governors have imposed moratoriums, the banks simply cannot act outside of that mandate.

All of this is because of COVID-19, stay at home orders, lockdowns and loss of income.

Many foreclosure courts have suspended or limited (to Zoom conferences) foreclosure and eviction proceedings because of COVID. Check with your local court to see whether it’s open for business or is conducting emergency petitions as needed.

There are certain states that are definitely NOT homeowner/borrower friendly, where it will be extremely difficult (if not impossible) to get a case fairly decided upon in  the lower court systems without having to resort to the appeals process … my picks are (1) Maryland; (2) Minnesota; (3) Michigan; (4) California; and (5) Washington State.  These are the worst in my opinion, given current case law.  The states that actually have judges who can get past their biases and get to the truth of the matter, or in the alternative, make getting an appellate reversal possible include (my picks): (1) New Mexico; (2) Maine; (3) Tennessee; (4) Florida; and (5) New York (especially in the boroughs). Most of my picks are based on how the courts treat the MERS System® and securitization.  Moreso, it’s about how one approaches the courts and how much attention is paid to their Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Evidence. When the judicial prejudices creep in … and you’re not smart enough to object to these prejudices as they apply to civil procedure or evidence, you end up getting screwed with no chance of appeal (all the legal doors are closed) … at least, that’s what the courts want you to think.

In my book, the States that have the MOST corrupt judges are (my picks): (1) Alabama; (2) Georgia; (3) New Jersey; (4) Colorado; and (5) California.  I ranked Alabama first because of its staunch prejudices. Georgia was ranked second because of its history (debtors’ prisons).  New Jersey was ranked third because of several cases I’ve been involved with that should have gone in favor of the homeowner but even in light of the Kemp decision, judges there are all pro-bank … and there’s no getting around that stigma. In Colorado, judges there can get you killed without any remorse from them or political blowback on them.  I base that on the several cases, including the death of Martin Wirth, which seemingly never got justice because the homeowners got boo-f00ed in the Rule 120 courts.

Add COVID-19 to the mix … given the fact that 99% of all government-paid employees … and that includes judges … believe everything their government tells them, even if it has no scientific basis in fact.

NOW THAT WE’VE COVERED COVID AND THE COURTS … LET’S TALK ABOUT CIVIL UNREST

The Mayor of Atlanta (who is of African-American descent … shit … you mean if I’m not politically correct, I’m screwed?) has urged her city’s residents to stop the violence.  21 people were shot overnight, including an 8-year-old girl who was a passenger in a car.  None of the shootings involved police officers, but rather what appears to be black-on-black crime.  How can you even think the BLM movement can sustain its credibility when shit like this is perpetuated?  I see her point.  BLM made their point.  Everything else past that is nothing more than hate crimes against society.  If the anarchists want Civil War (even on a limited basis), those cities run by Democrat mayors are breeding grounds for it because police response has been limited and no one is calling for federal help to stop the violent behavior.  Those in the major cities are probably stocking up on whatever guns and ammunition they can get their hands on and frankly, I don’t blame them.  They see what I see as a potential for spread of the violent behaviors to the suburbs and even the urban and rural areas as anarchists unite to spread their agenda, which rests on NO law and order.

The real problem with BLM is they’ve allowed (collectively) the anarchist movement to infiltrate their ranks and change their “direction”, which had … and is still having … a diametrically opposed negative effect.  It’s driving prejudices deeper underground and making people more “aware”.  It’s enough to be scared of getting COVID, which most have little understanding of it.  But then compounding that with unrest extrapolates that fear mongering into perceived action (uptick in gun and ammo sales).

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  If the sheriffs can’t grow a pair, the citizens will do it for them by taking matters into their own hands, vigilantism or not.

I was shocked to learn (earlier last month) that the Austin Police Department Headquarters (at I-35 and 8th Street, Downtown Austin), which I visited a time or two as a news reporter-news anchor for KLBJ (the station Pres. Lyndon Johnson used to own), was destroyed by rioters.  Knowing what I know about APD, I’m still in shock and surprised that this was allowed to happen.  It’s no wonder Governor Greg Abbott (who rules the Executive Branch from a wheelchair) is under fire for not doing enough in some areas while doing too much in other areas.  He didn’t do more to stop the violence in his own state capitol.  But then again, Austin’s “Keep Austin Weird” slogan speaks volumes when it comes to indifference.

Civil unrest can be predicated on civil disobedience.  Civil disobedience basically means ignoring government mandates in protest.  The right to assemble is protected by the U.S. Constitution. The right to riot, burn down buildings and shoot people is not protected.  Folks are still blaming President Trump for not doing enough; however, the 10th Amendment clearly reserves those powers not vested with the federal government to be reserved solely for the states themselves. If you’re going to blame anyone, look at your own town Mayor and commission first, then your state reps, then your Governor.  This is where the blame lies on the state level … first.  Not with the President.  Mr. Trump is doing exactly what he’s supposed to be doing … running the executive branch of the United States Government as promulgated under Article 1 of the U. S. Constitution.  You may not like the way he does things.  He’s a CEO remember?  He’s not a politician.  But like politicians, he plays favorites. What politician hasn’t, especially if there’s under-the-table sex involved?

Civil unrest is further precipitated because Americans (a majority of them, you decide if you’re one of them) are quick to place blame on everyone but themselves.  Given what is going on in Atlanta and the fact that 1,000 National Guard troops have been called out there, the BLM movement’s credibility is tanking.  Not only that, the systemic violence has further driven prejudice deeper into the souls of most of the citizenry.  The way I’m starting to see things (and you can disagree if you like), anyone who talks about their rights being infringed upon or oppressed because of their race … is espousing racism.  Anyone who feels as if they’re entitled to free shit because of their race (they got a bad break) espouses racism.  Anyone who thinks they’re more “privileged” than their fellow man because of skin color espouses racism.  Civil unrest and the propensity for it is exacerbated by racist behavior.  Racist behavior begats violence.  Racist behaviors are learned.  They do not occur in the natural state of things. They are taught.  White supremacists teach their kids to love the “white race” and that they are the only race that matters.  Kind of like Hitler.  That’s where the anti-fascist movement came in because every action brings an equal and opposite reaction.  With Congress polarizing America with its inept behaviors, it’s no wonder the “trickle down effect” has brought with it a different, diametrically opposed outcome.

We all have to sit back and examine where we learned these behaviors and why we were taught these behaviors.  I remember my own father taking offense to an activist who was invited into his church in order to survey the congregation to see how many “white folk” would sit down to dinner with a black person.  THIS is how these types of behaviors are engrained into society (and this was back in the late 60’s).  My dad worked with black people in his office (corporate America) and he respected them for what they stood for and knew they had the same opportunities as everyone else to succeed.

But NO!  We’d rather have a pity party and rant about how we were (and are) being oppressed.  Yet, admittedly, certain public figures of African-American descent have outspokenly told their kids how to react when stopped by the police. Now why on earth would they do that?  What precipitated the thought process that cops weren’t human?  Could it be that society gave a gun and a badge to citizens who didn’t (and shouldn’t) deserve one?  One of the most dangerous precepts of a civilized society is to let someone with severely-repressed racial attitudes play God in a squad car with someone else’s life.  We know that behaviors are learned.  Now we have to restructure what we’ve created, take out all the “bad apples” and move forward.

AS TO THE PANIC AND FEAR … 

These two processes drive stupidity.  Panic is what happens when you are not comfortable with the situation you’re in and if something went wrong, you couldn’t cope.  Fear is what it is … False Evidence Appearing Real.  Panic is the precursor to fear because the person displaying the mindset overcome with panic will allow fear to creep in based on the perception of what he sees and hears around him.  Assumptions can get you killed … as much as they can make you a perpetrator.  False beliefs not corrected will jeopardize a civilized society because people aren’t thinking rationally because they’re being “programmed” by what they see and hear on TV (mostly).  This is why cop shows and violence-filled sitcoms are more popular because people are being “conditioned” and “desensitized” to what is really happening in the real world. This is how governments take advantage of their citizens.

FORECLOSURES … SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST … 

While foreclosures are no laughing matter, being in denial that they could occur in one’s life is fundamentally bad for society, especially in communities where they are randomly prevalent.  Knowing your financial position in life should be your first priority because it is how you are able to develop a Plan B.  As much encouragement as I can muster here, nothing can compensate the loss of a home, especially if it has a lot of equity in it.  This offers you (if you’re in that position) a unique opportunity to get yourself upright and mortgage free!

A reader of my blog called me one day to ask about fighting a foreclosure on her rental property.  I asked her to weigh the possibilities based on the facts.  She had $150,000 in equity in the home and it was rented.  It’s just that with COVID, her renters weren’t making the payments, so the renters decided to vacate at the end of the month.  I asked her to evaluate the stress that would be added to the equation if she were to compare the monthly rent versus the amount spent in litigation trying to save that monthly rent. We both came to the conclusion that while the market was short of inventory, NOW would be the time to sell the property, pay off the note (and stop arguing whether the lender screwed you or not), save the stress, take the equity … and find a place in the country where you can park that equity and live within your means or at best, mortgage free.

People get frustrated examining situations like this because there are options to litigation but they won’t entertain them, even if it means simply staying put in your home (that’s going to be foreclosed on) while trying to make a Plan B work. Nope. That’s their home and they’re staying put until the sheriff kicks them to the curb.  That’s the opposite of why I started this blog in the first place.  If you had 10 rental properties that were all going to be foreclosed on, but they could bring you a net equity of $25,000 each … sell them, take the $250,000 out of the deal and restructure your life with it.  The Chapter 11 case in Tampa that I wrote about on this blog in earlier posts, where 52 properties were put into the BK and a fourth of them had their liens disallowed by the court and they did cram downs on the rest of them and got an angel to buy the paper on the remaining properties and refinance them all at a lower rate cost $160,000 to complete.  You can only do this if you have the reserves.  It’s a great Plan B and the judge loved it!  It was the chief judge too!

But seriously, how many people have 52 houses to put into a Chapter 11?   You have to scale down those factors and figure your litigation costs, whether you’re going to answer pleadings pro se … plan on how much time you need to “re-group” … and execute on your plans.  The bank doesn’t have to win the way they think they should. You can win by flushing your equity out ahead of time, scaling down … and restructuring your life.

With COVID-19 and the courts being stymied, you do have time to act.  However, this “pandemic” isn’t going to last forever and at some point, you will have to face the music.  How you deal with it is what makes you a winner or a loser.

As a parting thought … DON’T TAKE A VACCINE THAT YOU DON”T KNOW WHAT’S IN IT!  They’re looking for “test subjects” now and I’m not sure they’re paying. Not a good plan if you intend on enjoying any plausible future, eh?

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FIGHTING TWO BATTLES AT ONCE

(OP-ED) — The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not reflect the opinions or affirmations of the political hierarchy in America.  These opinions are offered for the purposes of self-preservation in a time of dual crises in America. 

POSTULATING REALITY

America is in crisis mode.

I would say that the statement I just made is correct given that we have two separate battles we are fighting.  One to save ourselves and one to save our homes.

I think we can all agree that the combination of circumstances could be timed to coincide with each other (the coronavirus pandemic and the execution of George Floyd) as catalysts for what is to come (a spike in COVID-19 cases and the upstart of foreclosures) because (with the help of the liberal media) most of America is “not awake” and is being conditioned for slaughter (if not at the hands of the rioting, then at the hands of the vaccine) and potential homelessness (or direct conflict on America’s streets).

Given what we know about the scientific mapping of xenotropic murine retroviruses (XMRV’s) and the medias ignorance of them, Americans are in the middle of a war for their votes as well as their mindsets.  Most of the folks on this blog have read up on the research conducted by Dr. Judy A. Mikovits (who I would like to interview on my radio show, specifically about the science … to have her explain all of this in layman’s terms) which she claims was covered up by Dr. Anthony Fauci and the National Institutes of Health (the NIH) and others, who rewrote and published false data in order to cover up government liability for allowing lethal vaccines and viruses to be put out into America and the world.  Several scientists who attempt to go public with information that could be considered vital to saving lives ended up dead.  This is documented fact.  In her book, Plague Of Corruption, Dr. Mikovits gives the names of those individuals and briefly outlines their tragic endings, most of which were ruled suicides (e.g. Vince Foster).  There is no conspiracy when it can be documented that: (a.) the dead individuals were scientists; (b.) the dead individuals were involved in government research; and (c.) the individuals are dead in tandem with their data being whitewashed by government-funded agencies.

THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

This scenario goes deeper than just the idea that a vaccine (the savior of the world) is being synthesized in at least 8 different laboratories (according to Fauci himself; using lab rats and former COVID-19 patients) with the intended use of being injected into unsuspecting “victims”, all of whom should consider themselves “guinea pigs of science”.  As Dr. Fauci admitted to the Senate (regarding the vaccine and its development) in contradictory vernacular … “The NIH trials moved very quickly … on January 10th the sequence was known.”

Wait a minute.

If the World Health Organization (WHO) knew on December 31, 2019 that the coronavirus was wreaking havoc on the Hubei province in China, then, in order to conduct trials to have a result by January 1oth (as to an RNA sequence of the retrovirus), then Fauci and others either had previously known of a breach of safety protocols at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and had actual samples provided to them to begin sequence testing on.  Remember the timeline.  WHO did not announce this pandemic until January 15, 2020 and only a small percentage of America paid any attention (“It can’t happen here.”).  Vaccine development, according to Fauci’s own testimony to the United States Senate, began on January 14th (2020) … the day BEFORE the World Health Organization announced an active worldwide pandemic.

How could Fauci and the NIH know what they were looking for unless they had access to the virus?  We have to ask why the Wuhan and Fort Detrick, Maryland bio-labs shut down?  Who gave Fauci and the NIH the money to fund the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s experiments with coronaviruses?   What did either facility have to gain by culturing these viruses in a lab?   Why did it all of a sudden become necessary to cause a major distraction in America, following bailouts of the “too-big-to-fails” as well as the minuscule payouts to American taxpayers to create a sense of false security (like our government was actually doing something to jump start the economy)?

The major distraction I’m talking about here is the purposeful videotaping and dissemination of the execution of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis Police Officers.

At the point I saw the video, I’m asking myself (and you may have been too):

  1. Why did the person doing the videoing of the execution not tell others to call 9-1-1 and report what they were witnessing to tell dispatchers to send supervisory personnel to the scene to stop the execution?
  2. What purpose did the cop who had his knee on Floyd’s neck have for staring blindly into the camera as if he were purposefully making Floyd’s death look like a white-on-black crime of police brutality?
  3. Why didn’t the bystanders to the entire event jump the cops and pull them away from Floyd and beat the holy shit out of the cops and save Floyd’s life?

These bystanders saw one of their own in trouble and did nothing to help George Floyd.  And now they scream “Black Lives Matter” while infiltrators penetrated their ranks and caused riots, burning and looting of stores and homes, while beating and killing store owners and police/security who were trying to defend others and their property?

I don’t get it.  Well … maybe I do, but are you ready for the realization that all of this was orchestrated to draw your attention away from the real caper?

The vaccine … and the tainting of the upcoming elections to steer America further into socialism.

Fauci told the Senate that the vaccines would be ready by late winter, yet it has already been announced that over a million vaccines are ready to be administered.

Something isn’t right here. 

Fauci claims that America is “Chairman” of the vaccine program and he further admitted that a vaccine will be produced to inoculate the world, not knowing of the consequences (the risk) of whether the vaccine will actually work.

“I must warn that there is also the possibility of negative consequences … that certain vaccines can actually enhance the negative effect of the infection.  The big unknown is efficacy.”  Fauci told the Senate.  Efficacy has to do with the success of a desired result.  What might that result be if the consequences could be negative?  DEATH?

Fauci went on to admit that all of the research has been accelerated through public and private partnerships (with Big Pharma, the bunch that has the biggest lobbying effort in Congress) to speed up the research and production of the vaccine so that billions of doses can be sent out worldwide … this is like a rush to judgment in my book.

Until they start inoculating the willing souls, we won’t know whether they’re actually going to be giving Americans and citizens of the world a vaccine that could infect human tissues with retroviruses that will kill over half of those injected within a short period of time.  Imagine only having half the world’s population to contend with?

Would it be easier to deal with and control many billions of people?  Or would it be easier to deal with and control millions of people?  Would lower numbers make it logically easier to control the population of any given country?

THE SECOND “WAR ON AMERICA”

And as states allow the administration of the vaccine, not knowing of the intended or unintended consequences of its administration, the folks who were out protesting (and rioting and looting and burning) have now potentially put themselves in harm’s way, not just from the vaccine itself (which might deliberately give them a full-blown case of COVID-19 which will kill them), but leave their families destitute … and what happens when you let your guard down?

The banks strike!

The next major land grab may play out this way.  And if you have been indoctrinated by “false flag programming” (media conditioning), you will not be of sound mind to wage war against the mortgage loan servicers coming to take your home. Look at it this way … throughout history … who makes money off of wars?

The banks do!

Throughout history it has been shown that the major banking institutions have funded both sides of actual conflicts (wars).  And those who have played into the Black Lives Matter are the first ones to start screaming to the government for help (nanny state tactics aside) in saving their homes because the families living within them have been decimated by a vaccine.

The one thing that Dr. Mikovits made note of in her book, which I paid particular attention to, is for those wishing to research patterns of medical crises as the result of a vaccine look into what vaccination programs were being administered and where, prior to the outbreak of the medical crises in that given area.  This should tell you what to expect in different parts of America or parts of the world (like Africa … where Black Lives Matter?) where administrations past have conducted vaccination programs, resulting in spikes in disease and death.

Waging war against a bank in the middle of a crisis like this (constant fear of home invasions by looters and rioters and other forms of civil unrest) will have people on edge, which is the perfect scenario for the banks, their servicers, the trustees and their lawyers to take advantage of an already-heightened “fear factor”.

How will people of color (especially those who participated in the protests) explain to police that crimes are being committed against them and to investigate those financial crimes, after telling police to go fuck themselves and protest that departments should be defunded?  How do these people expect “help” from the very same law enforcement in investigating whether intentional identity theft and misuse of their personal information is being used to foreclose on their homes after they had the unmitigated gall to exact violent and radical behavior against law enforcement agencies across America?  I find all of this counterproductive.  It’s just that those who were part of the problem now expect law enforcement to be part of the solution.  I really get that.  It’s not happening for them.

My prediction here is that those Blue States who are in financial trouble and whose populations demonstrated the highest levels of radical and violent behavior will suffer the greatest number of foreclosures in this upcoming second attack by the banks because of their own demented behaviors in promoting civil unrest, disorder, disobedience, destruction of property (both public and private), violence resulting in death, all the while making a mockery of America’s failed justice system.  And you expect the courts to be on your side when you have to go into their tribunals and wage war to save your home?   The judges watch TV too.  The judges are (I would suppose) equally perturbed at the BLM campaigns being waged across America.  I believe that judges are going to be less sympathetic to homeowners because of all of this protesting and rioting, which is why I made the foregoing assertion.  We’ll see how much Black Lives Matter when the foreclosure crisis kicks in again.

Instead of becoming united ahead of a major election, Americans have become disjointed, which is what many Democratic politicians believe will work in their favor come election time.  Could we assert that people who died of COVID-19 are still registered to vote?  Could their vote still be cast for Democratic politicians even after they’re six feet under?  You bet.  This is what is driving America closer and closer to socialism.  One of the key fundamentals of socialism is wealth distribution.  Wealth distribution promotes laziness (free handouts).  Laziness brings with it a false sense of security.  Having a false sense of security makes one less resistant to the element of surprise.  Having the power to swoop down and take over neighborhoods by and through military force works even better when no one is expecting it.

Socialism begats communism.  Why do you think Russia is officially referred to as the Union of  Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)?  And now we have China to worry about (potential Cold War because of the dispersion of the coronavirus) as well as our own government (disjointed politicians who are being lobbied by Big Pharma to destroy us because our very own taxpayers dollars with funneled through the NIH to Wuhan, China).  Not the greatest scenario for trying to defend your home, eh?

WAGING WAR AGAINST THE SERVICERS

As I close out this segment, remember that these entities have been paying the REMIC trusts’ investors advance payments while the corona-crisis was ongoing.  When the moratoriums are lifted, you can bet they’ll be knocking on your door asking to be reimbursed in some way, shape or form.  As a result of the advance payments, you can expect the following to occur:

  1. If you’re current in your mortgage payments, you won’t need a forbearance or a loan mod, which is why the second wave of REFINANCE YOUR HOME campaigns are going to start up in the fall (watch for it … they want to make sure every home loan is securitized … making it easier to steal in case you default);
  2. If you’re only a month or two behind on your mortgage payments because you’ve been out of work for a short period of time but expect to resume employment, you can expect to be offered a forbearance;
  3. If you are several months behind, you are more than likely going to be offered a loan modification, which promotes the use of a trial period of payments (so the servicer can reimburse itself for all of the advance payments it made on your behalf); and
  4. If you have been way behind in your payments, you’re likely to face immediate retribution by the servicers, as taking and selling your home, whether by stealth or through the use of feloniously-recorded documents, will play out as quickly as the servicers can get the “legal ball to roll downhill”.

Given the atmosphere in America, humility in front of the judge may not cut it.  You’re going to have to solidly prove that your rights are being violated or that illicit behavior is being committed against you.  With the coronavirus causing the courts to conduct hearings electronically (what society wants you to believe is the “new normal”), your chances are even less of getting a fair shake because that judge doesn’t have to face you (in person) or your wrath after you’ve been screwed in electronic court.  The panic created throughout the court system will work to the disadvantage of those who are unprepared for it.  This means your pleadings are going to have to be well-thought out, on point and divisive.  There will be no room for error because of intolerance created through civil unrest in America.

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN, PART 2

(OP-ED) — None of this is legal advice and should not be construed as such.  It’s an IMHO diatribe that posits the simple question … have you had enough of this “quarantine”?  Answer that question … and you open up a whole myriad of “mental disturbances” that have yet to surface as well as further dredging up of those deep-seated isolationist/protectionist values. 

With all of this “free time” you have … I’m pretty sure you’ve taken some of it up with analysis of exactly what you’ve accomplished since you were told you had to “self-isolate” (quarantine) … as if you were sick … but you really weren’t. I think we can all recognize that this so-called “quarantine”, which is technically supposed to be for “sick” people, was expanded beyond the point of common sense reason and logic.

HAVE WE BEEN PROGRAMMED TO DO THE GOVERNMENT’S BIDDING?  

And what else did you do with your “down time”?   How many watched the news on TV regularly?  How many got your news off of posts on Facebook?  As diverse as the channels of medium might be, we sucked up data through the “straw of the information highway”, at a pace similar to drinking a gallon of Kool-Aid in one sitting.   Most of us (I must admit) have been somewhat careful with how we conduct ourselves; however, this comes with caveats because like me, many of you can only drink so much of the “Kool-Aid” out there before we start getting a “sugar buzz” (if you get my drift).  Impatience levels are probably at an all time high at present.  This is when patience is called for more than anything right now, more than should be expected from any law-abiding American.  This is a time where over-reacting could be fatal to the human system.

Most of us will also agree (without my prodding) that politics never stopped rearing its ugly head during this entire time of isolation.  In fact, it’s increased in the subterfuge of things.  It’s amazing how arrogant the banks were during the foreclosure crisis in 2008.  Now the medical community that governs how we think about “treatments” and how much we should participate has also gotten so arrogant that it has allowed members of its hierarchy to become emboldened in its policy statements:  CLICK HERE! (But I warn you, prepare to be shocked!)  And this short clip is still on YouTube!  Why didn’t YouTube take THIS down?   This video presents a veiled threat to all of America!

Anyone can learn anything they didn’t already know simply by going on YouTube. Hell, Clouded Titles has a YouTube Channel. YouTube has become a mechanism for transmission of social marketing ploys, which, if not properly taken in context could be the means by which America’s (and the world’s) deterioration of  “family value systems” become a real possibility.

SO … WE’VE ALL BECOME ISOLATIONISTS?

Imagine this so-called contrived “lockdown” lasting six months or longer.  Could you actually survive being told you had to “stay in place” or “shelter in place” longer than we already have?  Would being “ordered” to “stay at home” because it was the safer thing to do be prudent … or would running around the countryside connecting with nature be more important than not getting what the media has programmed you to believe was a deadly virus?  It’s a mixed bag of responses, whoever you talk to.  However, a majority of the folks that were ordered to “stay put”, did. That’s the irony of it all. We were told to do the “patriotic” thing. Could it be that the powers that be knew we’d have our asses parked in front of the TV set, soaking up disinformation and misinformation to the point we either (a.) “grew a pair” and made a decision to rebel against the system in our own way; or (b.) capitulate and drink more Kool-Aid in anticipation of that all-important safeguard: the vaccine!  How many people do you think will take the vaccine?  And how do we know that each vaccine given doesn’t contain a nano chip?  We can be tracked and hunted like dogs … and who wants to be part of that as an “end game” strategy?

During this time of lock down, we’ve either marginally tested the limits of (or fully became)  obesity, alcoholism, domestic abuse, obsessive-compulsive behaviors,  sexual dysfunction, internet absorption, conspiracy theory and potential self-destruction by suicide.

Now … I know many of you used this time to remain productive and got to work from home.  Ah, the wonder of technology.  But we’re so used to social interaction.  When we finally get let out of our cage, we seem to have to relearn all of our old social behaviors.  Many of us still don’t trust “what’s out there” waiting for us, given the fear of a second wave of the coronavirus running rampant and taking a much higher death toll this time as we wait for the “vaccine” that: (a.) may not work at all; or (b.) may contain side effects, side effects that may even kill us.  Or then there’s option (c.) … the vaccine contains a nano-chip in it that once implanted (without our knowledge) will have to be surgically extracted if you want to be able to go anywhere without being tracked.  This will get old to a lot of people very quickly.  Given those choices …

HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO VIEW THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY?

Now that the medical echelon has manifested itself and left us all with uncertain options, how are we supposed to trust the performance of the World Health Organization, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control?   I’m having a difficult time rationalizing why the information stream was muddled up enough to cause mass confusion, let alone mass panic.  Was all of this contrived for the purposes of the implementation of a “higher agenda”?

I’m still having a hard time with this “mask” thing.  First, we were told not to wear masks unless we were sick. Then everyone was told to wear masks.  Why the about face?   Exactly what purpose does wearing a mask serve, especially if it’s a hand-made, low-quality, cloth mask that germs can penetrate both inside and out?  Why wasn’t all of America provided with N95-grade level masks if the government was so worried about it?  Why as Americans were we told to start preparing for the worst when the first outbreaks were reported in Washington State?  Could it be because Deep State counterparts in this country have “bigger plans” for all of us that even President Trump doesn’t know about?  Deep State consists of a lot of the intelligence community, who, along with its British counterparts, is looking into a severe drop in cellular communications at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in October of 2019.  Why are they focusing on the lab?  Because the cellular activity inside the Wuhan wet seafood market remained constant, that’s why.  This is why America has all of those spy satellites floating around in the ionosphere. And don’t think for one minute they can’t spy on Americans … because they can.  That should make you all feel “safer”, right?

Then, the medical community and the media told us to ignore the rants of Dr. Judy A. Mikovits … and social media and the “debunkers” all came out of the woodwork to demonize her, yet most of them were not scientists. They all attempted to portray Mikovits as a self-serving liar.  They attempt to dissuade your thinking by making you think that her statements on her video were that of shoddy journalism, when in fact, Mikovits was freely expressing her concerns as a “whistleblower”.  And we all know what happens to whistleblowers in America, right?  A: No one believes them.  B: Everyone believes them.  C: They are demonized to the point of disbelief.  D: They are silenced and/or “disappear” one night.

So I have to ask myself (which you should be asking yourselves too), “What has Mikovits said that pushed so many “hot buttons” that “they” (the medical community and Big Pharma) are out to “get her” through demonization and censorship?  Why doesn’t the media want you to know the “other side of the story”, if what she says is to be believed?  Don’t you feel you’re entitled to know all sides of the story before making a rational decision as to how to treat your future?

TWO-FACED CONFUSION?

Then, let’s not forget Fauci’s speech to the Senate:

  1. We have at least 8 companies working on a vaccine.
  2. We will need to develop more therapeutic testing.
  3. None of the vaccines being R&D’d right now are guaranteed to work.
  4. The vaccine may have negative side effects (like death or autism, maybe?).
  5. We started testing in January.

No one is paying attention to the timeline of events here (or at least the timeline is being downplayed). The timeline of events is exactly what we should collectively be discussing right now because we certainly aren’t getting truthful information from those we’ve entrusted to make sure we are informed.  You can’t make sound decisions based on: (a.) fear; (b.) irrational behavior; (c.) propaganda; (d.) false testimony; and (e.) outright deceit.

In my last post, we brought you immediate facts about implanting RFID chips into humans for the purposes of “convenience” (to allegedly replace “key cards”) in Arkansas, where legislation is being proposed to require employers to remove the chips within 30 days when an employee withdraws consent to be “chipped”.  The proposed legislation would also ban employers from refusing to hire prospects who didn’t want to be implanted with the chip.  I think this is only scratching the surface of bigger things to come.  Being “chipped” is something we should all be collectively discussing right now … mainly due to 4th Amendment concerns.  For those of you that don’t know what the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is … please go look it up and re-read it until it “soaks in”.  You can say all you want, “I’ve done nothing wrong.” or “I’ve got nothing to hide.”  But that’s not the point.  That is not what is going to matter in the future and you should mentally prepare yourself to watch for the signs of what might happen if chip implantation becomes a “requirement” and not an “option”.

What you would do if Revelation Chapter 13’s biblical prophecies became a reality?  Would you “take the chip” in order to be able to buy or sell anything?  Would you avoid taking the chip and become part of the black market underground/shadow economy (think post-Cold War Russia)?  Would you “take the chip” because you wanted to be a contributing member of the New World Order?  And just remember, YouTube didn’t take this video down either.

THE REALITY OF AMERICAN CORPORATISM 

There are some undeniable issues that we face in our future:

  1. A foreclosure pandemic the likes of which pale in comparison to 2008.
  2. Big Pharma making huge profits off of a vaccine that “may or may not” be effective in stopping a plague that we’ve all been “fear factored” into believing is some sort of uncontrollable super bug.
  3. Wall Street getting more bailout money in the stimulus packages than small “mom and pop” businesses.
  4. Unemployment levels that far exceed those of the Great Depression.
  5. The potential for civil unrest, insurrection and serious internal conflict (Civil War II).
  6. The usurpation of our Republic by those who seek to shift the balance of power away from America.
  7. A cashless, fiat society, where wealth is measured by labor output.
  8. Interment camps to house those who didn’t enter this country illegally as a means of mass indoctrination and potential extermination.
  9. The super surveillance society.
  10. Mutual assured destruction (or EMP, which will put us back into the Stone Age).

This is not a doom and gloom speech.

I have seen the potential for these issues to become a reality if good men do nothing.

Stay tuned for PART 3 … and may the odds be ever in your favor (remember who the enemy is).

 

 

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UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS … MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR!

( OP-ED, Some BREAKING NEWS) — The death toll in Italy has (at the point of this post) hit the 7,503 mark, with 683 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.  Those who break quarantine are still subject to arrest.   Johns Hopkins University’s data tracking systems are reporting a total of 392,780 confirmed cases worldwide in 169 countries with roughly 20,500 reported and confirmed deaths from coronavirus (as of this post). Germany has 114 deaths on the books since the pandemic began, with the highest number of infections in the 15-59 age group.  In Spain, an ice rink has been turned into a temporary morgue, with that country reporting a total of 74,386 infected people and 3,697 dying of coronavirus, the second worst “hit” in Europe. Ireland seems to have been spared the same attack rate as Spain, with only 1,564 infected cases and only 9 deaths which makes the percentage rate at .006, which is barely negligible.  A lot of countries are dealing with this crisis much differently that Italy and Spain.  Italy especially is more susceptible because of the number of elderly who live there; thus, its numbers are higher. 

Then there’s America.  Land of the fee and home of the slave.  New York is reporting (within the last 24 hours) 25,665 cases (15,597 of those in New York City alone and 218 deaths).  New York officials estimate that the “attack rate” of the virus 28% of all test results as opposed to 8% throughout the rest of the country. This logically would appear to mean that the bigger the area you live in, the more reason there is to shelter in place right now.  New Jersey has 2,844 cases reported and 27 deaths. Connecticut’s numbers are lower, with 415 cases reported and 10 deaths (less than Florida’s current mortality rate).  I know … it almost appears as if we’re keeping score here … but the statistics tell us something.

The virus has killed at least 704 persons across the country with 53,000+ cases reported as active.  So far, 333 have reportedly “recovered”, but there is no telling whether they could contract it again.  That is getting close to what I would consider a “pandemic”; however, even with the possibility that most of those infected could recover, until they have been tested and know they’re positive, they are still considered “vectors”, who are still out contaminating the countryside.  There is also the possibility that we’re not being told ALL of the numbers, for fear it would exacerbate the already-induced nationwide panic. 

This coming Friday (March 27th), City Spotlight – Special Edition’s Dave Krieger (along with co-host R. J. Malloy) will be updating you on the latest statistics of what has happened in America and how communities are reacting.   The program airs shortly after 6:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on WKDW-FM, North Port, Florida. Tune in for more information … as well as our “take” on things. 

Because of the panic created by the governments , both federal and state and the media, we’re going to bring you fallout commentary on what we think is really going on, albeit we’re going to try to stick to facts and avoid conspiracy theories (on the show’s website; click on the website, then click LISTEN NOW to join the program).  

FLORIDA CASE REPORT

As of the time of this post, the number of Florida cases rose by 378 overnight to 2,355, with 28 deaths.  Statistically, this represents about .012% of those infected; however, it does not tell us how many people are infected and don’t know it yet, which is why states are putting their citizens on lockdown and only allowing essential services to operate. Florida is not one of them yet.  To totally lock down Florida would literally kill its economy within 30 days and force businesses who were shut down to have to borrow to cover their losses, which, when restored, will likely be passed onto the consuming public. Currently, the Florida Department of Health is monitoring 1,655 more suspected cases, waiting for test results.  

Meanwhile, those business in Florida who are in need of assistance due to business losses can contact R. J. Malloy at WKDW-FM Radio (an agent for the SBA for the small business loans) at (941) 564-8739 and he can help you apply for low-cost emergency funds.

DO NOT COME TO FLORIDA! 

Excessive travel is not recommended, especially people planning on coming to Florida.  The Governor has issued an Executive Order for residents outside of the State of Florida NOT TO ENTER the State at all, especially from areas like New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, where the virus has been tabulated in record numbers. The Executive Order appears to have been issued due to residents fleeing the New York Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT). The Order requires incoming “escapees” to undergo mandatory 14-day isolation and has made it a misdemeanor crime punishable by 60 days in jail and a $500 fine if not adhered to, with the costs of the isolation paid for by the airline passenger trying to “escape”. The Order says nothing about those from that area sneaking in by way of a vehicle. 

 The U.S. Government does NOT have the authority to declare a national lockdown, despite what you may have heard.  This is media sensationalized bullshit and you’re going to hear a lot of  “fake news” and “garbage sensationalism” on social media, mainly generated by fear mongers with absolutely no fact-based information whatsoever, spreading rumors over social media and making it look as if the government generated their “opinion”.   As Americans, we must forget about our “party lines” and start “reading between the lines”.  We should fact check every bit of information and treat it as “Disinformation” until we are able to verify it.   The late president Ronald Reagan even made the statement, “Trust, but verify”.   Until you know for sure what has and has not been done, do not trust the information until you’ve fact checked it.

As for Florida, which you can apply to your own given circumstance, as this poster, I do not believe that the “State” will order an absolute lockdown unless it believes its entire population is in jeopardy of contracting the virus.  The “shelter in place” suggestion has been recommended by all governments. The counties within the State of Florida however may commit to “locking down” citizens to reduce travel and occupation of “tight spaces”, reserving travel to only essential services. Some Florida counties already have put their residents in lock down. The Governor has also told those over 65 to stay at home and isolate for at least the next 14 days. 

Here are some “suggestions”, “observations” and “maxims” I have observed over time in researching this so-called “pandemic”:

  1. Despite the fact that the number of folks who are infected make up the reported “numbers”, we do not know how many are asymptomatic (don’t know they have the virus) and could be out and about spreading it;
  2. The number of test kits to confirm infection is still limited, even though authorities have said they are procuring more of them;
  3. The number of medical supplies needed to treat the pandemic that has already manifested itself are virtually non-existent and are being manufactured at this time, with delivery date to all locations uncertain. Knowing this, this information should be enough to give you at least a modicum of sense to avoid contact with people outside your home, especially those who still continue to travel and “hang out” in public places despite being told not to; 
  4. In many instances, you may feel the need to “go somewhere” for personal essential needs. You should have already stocked up for 14 days worth of food supplies and most utilities are holding off demanding payment in an effort to “keep the lights on” and “the water flowing”;
  5. Many people still do not have internet.  They have either land line or cell phones though. There is nothing wrong with you doing the responsible thing and to call them and inform them of what is going on, and to help them with getting them information you become aware of that is “fact checked” for the purposes of survival, including but not limited to, phone numbers of people they can call for updated information;
  6. The sooner we all smarten up and stop all unnecessary travel … and weather this thing out … the sooner things can get back to normal;
  7. If we shelter in place for even just 2 weeks, those who are infected will either (a.) know they’re infected and do something appropriate about it; or (2) have gotten over it enough to be able to return to work. 
  8. You are “safe” as long as you are in your home.  Now is the time to deep clean your house. Clean out your closets of things you can donate. Do necessary yard work you’ve been putting off.  Hang out with your family, if you have a family.  Rest often.  There’s nothing like a decent nap to recharge your batteries.  Stress can wreak havoc on a body’s immune system, which is why I advocate resting whenever possible if you feel tired.  Continue to ingest things to help your body’s immune system;
  9. DO NOT TAKE IBUPROFEN (Advil).  This actually screws with fighting the virus and may actually do more harm than good.  Alleve has naproxen sodium and Tylenol has acetaminophen, both of which have not shown to have an adverse effect on the human system; and
  10. Understand that every door handle you touch should be treated as if it has coronavirus on it.  If you do not have wipes or hand sanitizer available to carry with you on your person, to disinfect yourself every time you touch a surface, you should not be going anywhere. 

State and local governments are demanding that residents “stay home” (shelter in place).  This does not mean that you cannot go to the grocery store or to make a quick run for necessities.  It does mean however, that you can’t live life the way you’re used to, galavanting around the countryside,  hanging out in bars, doing whatever.  Those days are temporarily over until this thing gets kicked.  Keep the 14-day “suggestion” in your head. This is NOT the end of the world, despite what you may read on social media.  Understand that social media it what it is, a marketplace of peoples’ opinions, many of them confounded in panic. (Remember the Biblical saying, “And the more part of them knew not why they were come together” … taken out of context from the Book of Acts for a little side humor.)

There are some people who think that the Florida Governor has not done enough.  Let me put it another way … maybe it is the residents of this state that didn’t do enough, when first warned. They continued to go out and hang out in public places, especially at the beaches (spring breakers) and now they’ve contaminated others with their saliva droplets (maybe that should be a felony assault charge, whadda think?) and maybe they should  all be jailed and held without bond for a minimum of 90 days and then charged with manslaughter.  Do you really want that?  Your tax dollars would be paying for that, remember?  Seems like I’m not the only one out there who thinks punishment should be meted out to the violators. All I have to do is go on Facebook and I can see the comments levied at Governor DeSantis, knowing that he has the power to issue Executive Orders in the extreme and get away with it because it is authorized by law, including shoot on sight orders!  Two words: Hurricane Katrina. One word: Blackwater. 

Maybe if Governor DeSantis really wanted to send a message, he’d impose martial law, mandatory curfews 24/7 with shoot on sight orders to anyone caught out of their homes during curfew.  Is that what you want?  You want a “nanny state”?  Because I sure don’t. 

In the past, you’ve been warned you that if you didn’t act responsibly, that the government was going to “do your thinking for you” and make you stay home.  Since then, curfews in many areas of the country have been imposed and more are to come because people aren’t listening and behaving appropriately. The only thing absent from those orders is “shoot on sight”. Maybe a few death by cops would scare you into staying in your homes, huh?  (I know that’s effing extremist but how much whining does it take to make people wake the f**k up?) 

If we’re going to contain this virus, the vectors carrying it have to be identified and isolated, forcibly if necessary.  I say, if it’s found they’re the cause of cases of coronavirus resulting in death, we put them in prison for life!  

We do not need martial law to be declared if we act responsibly and stay put for the short term required to beat this virus.  Why should us law-abiding citizens have to put up with these “free radicals” spreading disease all over the place because they think they’re entitled to go where they want, do what they want and act the fool any time they want?

The government has put the hammer down on unnecessary travel for a reason.  The government is paranoid.  I would be too if I were working in high positions in government, seeing that the entire country could revolt against the “capitol” (Hunger Games); civil unrest (rioting in the streets by the tens of thousands) could occur, resulting in an all-out Civil War II in America (think “Red Dawn”).  Obviously, we all want peace and the ability to get “back to normal”, so the quicker we start fact checking and making sense of things, the quicker we will recover.  Even if we had to self-isolate for 2 weeks, would that really be a bad thing?  

TAKE A BREATH … 

If you need further information , go online to your local health department and see what they’re recommendations are.  It is too late to get a flu shot, despite the fact local health departments are telling everyone out there to go get one if they haven’t yet.  Traveling to public places to get a flu shot only risks exposure to those who may be infected, which is why (IMHO) I think this is bad advice.  No one is around to treat you to that flu shot (typically) because most of the medical facilities seeing patients only want to see the ones that are mission critical and not the ones who “think” they have the coronavirus. If you were to even manage to find someone to give you a flu shot, don’t you think that person giving you the shot has risked exposure to someone who was infected?  Think about that before you let someone stick a needle in your arm.

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The City of Tampa (Florida) has ordered residents in the city to stay home and not to leave unless it’s absolutely necessary.   This would appear to be common in most major “mission critical” areas, areas where there is a large population center (South Florida … Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach Counties), Fort Myers, Orlando, Jacksonville.  If you live in or near a large city, chances are there are more vectors within that population.  The more you travel out and about in these areas, the more likely you are to contract the virus. The City of San Antonio has already implemented lockdown orders to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus, at least through April 9th.  

If you want the latest information on your State, you can visit cdc.gov for more information. 

The construction business in Florida is plagued with laborers, many of who are unreliable.  They run when hurricanes (and anything like this) happen and most never return, so it is imperative we keep them busy because Florida has a housing shortage, especially for affordable homes.  I am doing my part to correct that as a consultant and developer, even though I have my hands in the foreclosure mess from time to time … and it’s not over. 

As to foreclosures … 

Despite the fact the court systems are closed, the media is still operating.  That means that non-judicial foreclosures can still be conducted on the courthouse steps by a lone substitute trustee, even if no one shows up.  The original “claimant” may buy your property through a credit bid, whether they’re entitled to or not. Filing lawsuits in non-judicial settings will fall on deaf ears now because the courts are closed.  Direct negotiating with the lender to “hold off” in the wake of quarantine may be the only resolution (if a mandatory quarantine has been imposed). 

In judicial states however, the courts are operating on a limited basis or most likely not at all, which means that foreclosures in those areas, which has to be done through a formal court filing, can be done electronically. However, it is highly unlikely that any judge will review any of the motions until the courts have reconvened.  Use your time wisely during this period and look for ways to implement a Plan B.  This lockdown may have bought you an extra 2 weeks where you are, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to have a “more positive outcome” by ignoring your financial predicament and wait to see what happens once this lockdown has been lifted.  All good things happen to you if you use your head, reason out the issues and come to a conclusion wherein you can draw up a Plan B that you can actually and logically implement.

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AMERICA’S HOUSING CRISIS, LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE, IS THE GOVERNMENT’S FAULT!

(OP-ED) — The author of this post is a consultant to trial lawyers handling chain of title and foreclosure matters and thus, cannot render legal or financial advice.  This post is for educational purposes only. 

I was reading a news article in the local paper by a local columnist entitled, “There’s no place for you here …”   The article basically pontificated that low and middle class workers cannot afford this area’s housing market.  If what that columnist said were absolutely true (and I debate his viewpoints in so many ways), whose fault is that?

America continues to face a housing crisis that state governments could create a master plan to solve, yet nothing obvious and straightforward is being done.  We all think that our elected congresspeople and senators in DC will do something about it, since the issue seems to be promoted as a national issue and not a state one.  Not so in my book because it’s all become politically relative.  Politicians simply say what the voters want to hear, whether what they say means anything or not.  The system is rigged to favor the elected and not the body politic.  We need to wake up and face that fact.

THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS CONTINUES TO FUEL THE HOUSING CRISIS … AND VICE VERSA

The “American Dream” has brought with it a ton of lobbying by the banks and their minions and history has shown us the “American Dream” has brought with it a ton of scandal, including the illicit manner that continues to happen in every county’s land records: manufactured assignments.  This garbage is the by-product of Wall Street and its desire to make itself rich through securitization, off the backs of investors and borrowers alike.  Because the laws that are legislated into existence seem to favor the banks and the oligarchs that run this country, a number of ideas are contemplated here:

  1. The politicians that run this country, BOTH Democratic and Republican, have notions in their head that they think they’re better than we are.
  2. Every two to four years, we all get to watch them smear each other on TV with negative campaign ads that frankly unzip the fly of dysfunctional governments at both state and federal levels.
  3. The two-party system rightfully caused this mess and the mess won’t stop until “the system of things” is changed in favor of the people and not in favor of politicians, who get to live out their retirement better than we Americans could ever have it, if we even get to retire.

Despite what you’re reading that is spewed from spoon-fed, government sources, fake news or not, foreclosures are continuing, whether in record numbers or not … and talk about a resolution to this mess is cheap in DC.  With the CFPB (or whatever “new and improved” acronym they want to apply to this now-seemingly worthless bunch of bungling bureaucrats) being watered down, aggrieved consumers can now stop turning to the U.S. government for answers and resolution because it won’t be there for them.

Our problem is … we depend too much on government to be our savior because the government has a bad habit of promising everything, but not without strings attached.  The banks have made sure of that.  Thus, securitization is back in full swing again and the same people who got stung by the last housing crisis are the first in line to apply for their MERS-originated mortgages … rinse and repeat.  Drink the Kool-Aid … rinse and repeat.  People who are ignorant of history are doomed to repeat it. 

This means more theft of homes, more trashed out and worthless chains of title and more shadow inventory being kept off the books, thus skewing the real numbers of  what’s being illicitly taken … and taken for granted … maybe we don’t have a crisis after all … ahhh … but we do.  And it’s not going away any time soon. As long as builders are building unaffordable homes (homes with a market value of over $250,000), this will force Americans to have to borrow more and drive them deeper into debt.  This is the typical Catch 22 syndrome of the mistakes we made in the last housing boom. Until builders are reigned in or people stop drinking the Kool-Aid, it will be status quo in America. The state and local governments could change that, but they’re not doing anything worth mentioning.

THE “CLASS SYSTEM” GAP IS EXPANDING IN AMERICA

I live in a county where retirees (some with accumulated wealth) comprise better than 25% of the population.  Home building permitting is at a standstill because of the backlog of builders coming back into the picture and the government has complete control of what these builders do, what they build and who they employ while building what they’re building.  Because permitting is taking so long and counties are becoming more particular about construction and design issues as well as code enforcement, the cost of housing becomes the victim of cost overruns.

Only one “affordable housing” project has been contemplated for this area and surprisingly, the home builders who are continuing to build “upscale” housing are part of the debate to limit that type of housing because of the “riffraff” it brings with it.  No one said anything about building “projects” here, as if that has some sort of negative connotation attached to it.   These builders however seem to forget that if only the wealthy people can buy homes in this area and rents are too expensive to support the lower income and middle income families, there won’t be any labor force to accommodate the service businesses needed to wipe the noses (and asses) of the rich people.  Yowsah! Yowsah! Yowsah!  I’m perturbed by this, because I used to own/manage/work in the restaurant business for many years and I can tell you how unpleasant things can get when people who have money take people for granted who are just trying to keep up, absent the snobbish behavior.  I must be a black man trapped in a white man’s body because there are days I wake up and I feel like a “slave to the riddim”.

And I’m not being facetious here.  I’m one of the lower to middle class, just like most of you.  Sure, I have my “American Dream” but it’s different from yours.  I do not support the DC behaviors.  Deep State is counterproductive to forward-thinking government progress because it seeks to disrupt change for the better.  I do not support the two-party system because of what it’s done to America.  I am non-partisan in my thinking here.  I have to be.  We all need to be realistic for the moment because our “spending habits” (Americans are deeper in credit card debt than ever before), which are created by the spending boom that occurs with “holidays” like Black Friday, fuels negative habit patterns that will drive lower to middle-income wage earners deeper into the abyss of debt and make them less likely to be able to even afford to rent because they’re too consumed with their “comfort zones” (what it takes to make us happy in the short term).  Americans rarely ever save (unless they’re rich and they can afford to save) and most live paycheck to paycheck.  What’s in your wallet?  More month than the end of the money?

So if you were fortunate enough to have been born into wealth or accumulated it through investing and working smart, then you can certainly understand what might be in the mindset of that waitress or waiter that takes your order the next time you go out to feast at a corporate restaurant chain because all of the mom and pop operations have since become scarce due to the way our economy has made it unaffordable to start competing small businesses … and yes, not without strings attached … again.

Our state and local governments have played right into this scenario by not mandating affordable housing as part of their “master plan” (albeit Multnomah County/Portland, Oregon is attempting a stab at it) in subdivisions that still provide decent living standards for lower to middle income families with homes priced between $50,000 and 100,000.00!  The success of that program remains to be seen.  The days of the McMansion are gone thanks to the new tax laws that limit the amount of property taxes that can be deducted on a 1040 tax form.  You can thank your DC bunch for that. Only the rich will be able to afford them … and with that … comes a whole different set of problems and risks.

Coupled with the foreclosure crisis, anyone attempting to buy shadow inventory at a discount risks legal battles (prolonged quiet title actions for example) that could prevent them from actually getting a bargain, unscathed.  This includes investors that are trying to accommodate the poor in making housing affordable.  There is going to have to be consideration factored in for rents, because what people will be able to afford will be way less than what the rich can afford.

There is further conflict in reports of whether millienials migrate to the inner city because of job growth or in the alternative, move out into “the ‘burbs” because of space and security.  While one study says millennials can’t afford today’s housing because they don’t save, live from paycheck to paycheck, continue to rely on mommy and daddy when things get tough and are least immune from impulse spending … another study says they’re just fine if they want to move to suburbia and that most of them are, according to studies.  The disinformation campaign isn’t helping matters much because it means more gobbledygook to wade through to get at the real truth.

The influx of foreign workers into this country isn’t helping our economy much because jobs are being created to accommodate those who will work for less.  This is forcing the class system in America to widen because the rich are paying this influx lower wages so they (the rich) can make more money.  Many workers who have migrated into the U.S. seek jobs that pay cash; thus, they pay no taxes, yet they get social security benefits and free health care, which someone else has to pay for.  The two-party system sees this as a means to an end … to woo more non-citizens to become voters so they can vote for the “party”, who influences their choice.  In the meantime, you saw what banks like Wells Fargo did to “encourage” migrant illegal aliens to open bank accounts.  The banks are supported by the U.S. government.  The servicers who work of the banks lie, cheat and steal in the name of the banks, taking property away from hard-working Americans using servicer-manufactured documents containing false and misrepresentative declarations.

WE HAVEN’T EVEN APPROACHED THE IDEA OF A CASHLESS SOCIETY YET

What the banks really want is a cashless society.   Many in the U.S. government support this idea.  Why?

  1. It’s a way to gain personal control of every hard-working American, forcing them to do transactions using a debit or credit card.
  2. Every transaction of the type identified in #1 is already being monitored by the U.S. government (FINCEN) and the private banking sector.
  3. It reduces the amount of goods and services sold and traded in the underground economy (or so they think).  It would actually promote and increase (incentivize) participation in the underground economy, more in rural areas than in the major cities.
  4. The U.S. government can simply take earned “credits” right out of peoples’ bank accounts any time it wants to, for taxes, child support, etc., leaving the individual with nothing to live on.

No one would want to migrate here after a move like that because illegals work for cash.  If no one possessed fiat “cash” (M1) then privacy rights would be completely removed.  By tapping into a bank account, the government could purposefully screw with anyone it wanted to, knowing exactly how much an individual is “leveraged”.  How in the world do you think the writers of Enemy Of The State fathomed this story line?  Do the writers know something we don’t?

When an individual can’t eat and feed his family because his “line of credit” or cash flow is suddenly cut off, what do you think will happen?   A classic “have not” scenario.  He takes from the “haves” by whatever means possible.   You really want to live in a society like that?  America is already ranked as one of the most dangerous places to live by Atlas & Boots and Forbes Magazine.  A cashless society would make a bad thing worse because the police cannot stop random acts of violence when they themselves could become instant victims.  No amount of deposited “fiat credit money” can stop a rebellion or even a full-scale revolution, which is what you’d have if the government insisted on going this route. The major cities would turn into blood baths.  I’m not being paranoid here.  Think about what you would do if you had to face this situation head-on.  What would you do?  After all, you gave the government your tax dollars and you voted for all of these politicians who loaded your “Government By The People” with hundreds of layers of bureaucracy, some of which has broken off and become a part of Deep State.

DO YOU SMELL SOCIALISM?

I majored in political science and journalism in college; thus, I posit the following scenario:

Imagine taking all of the money away from the rich and passing it around to all of the poor to fund the services necessary to accommodate the influx of non-citizens into America.  The poor will spend through all of their newly-found gratis like shit through a goose (an old saying of Gen. George S. Patton) and will then expect MORE.  Now there’s no future for American businesses because the wealthy will not be able to support their businesses and expand their businesses to accommodate more employees because they are broke (or taxed into non-existence), just like the rest of us.  This is why socialism hasn’t worked wherever it’s proliferated because someone has to pay for the “nanny state”, which the government created with your tax dollars. Socialism begats authoritarianism, which begats communism.  The result of communistic behaviors promotes crime (e.g. the Russian mafia, etc.) in order to circumvent and deliberately retaliate against government behaviors.

Everybody likes free stuff!  However, someone has to pay for the services that illegal immigrants are receiving in this country.  Someone has lost a job to an illegal immigrant.  Someone died at the hands of an illegal immigrant.   And more than 5,000 people are trying to get into this country illegally and the whole mess at the San Ysidro border crossing has been politicized to the point of nauseation.  No one is a racist just because they are implementing the laws that are in place in this country.  This is what the executive branch of our federal government was designed to do.  Blame our founding fathers for even thinking that we should all be safe and secure and live in peace and freedom.  Now I’m being facetious.  Depending on which political party (of the two) you belong to, you see 5,000 new voters, voting towards socialism and getting free stuff, or you see 5,000 new voters sucking off the teat of America and at some point in time, someone will have to pay for it. But how?

INCREASING TAXES PROMOTES REVOLUTIONARY IDEAS

Yes … just like in America’s Prohibition Era, whenever taxes were increased, people went underground to survive and the shadow economy flourished.  History has not changed.  U.S. government economists (like Bruce Bartlett) and socialist think tanks are still trying to figure out how to bring the shadow economy under control so they can tax it … yeah, good luck with that.  And who profits from all of this?  The banks.  After all, their “fed” is the one who keeps “loaning money” to the government, so it can continue to write checks its body can’t cash to support “nanny state” philosophies.

People seem to forget how history repeats itself.  It further seems to me that we got into a war with the British over a 3% tea tax, right?

The big outcry at the time was taxation without representation.  Think about the 23 taxes you pay on a loaf of bread and tell me that this country is not the frog swimming around in luke warm water. Unbeknownst to him, the master of the fire is turning the heat up to gradually boil him alive! Think about that the next time you have to pay for someone else’s direct benefit to your detriment (you’re broke again?).

TAXING APPROPRIATE SOURCES

Colorado and Washington State have discovered just how much extra revenue the recreational marijuana business brings in.  The federal government however, ironically doesn’t want to allow marijuana businesses to have bank accounts that the government can get legitimate tax gains from.  The irony of it all is that banks are great sources for laundering drug money, aren’t they?  When people who buy controlled substances like marijuana use cash they’ve taken from their pocket or their bank account, give it to a drug dealer in exchange for pot, who then uses those funds to go out and buy basic necessities to live on and spends the cash right back into the mainstream economy … that money ends up getting deposited into someone else’s bank account at some point in time down the road.  Yet, those in government that have created all of this “reefer madness paranoia” legislation seem to believe that the banking system Uncle Sam borrows from (and then spends it like a drunken sailor) plays no part in it; thus, the government shouldn’t be held accountable, even though it provided the vehicles and the mechanisms in which buying drugs is facilitated.  People pay for drugs with cash … not a debit or credit card.  Any cash can be “laundered” no matter what source it came from, even if legitimate.  Our foolish government could be taxing pot sales at all levels but the politicians won’t listen to the voters, will they?  And that’s just one area that the politicians who allegedly run this country aren’t listening to … or if they are listening … they don’t care and they vote the way they want to vote.  If they want to keep pot illegal, despite what the voters want, they’ll keep pot illegal.  This is another prime example of the way our government is to blame for its failure to counterbalance revenue shortfalls.

THE “CLASS SYSTEM” GAP FUELS THE CRIME RATE

And just when you thought that a cop shooting an unarmed “African-American” wasn’t bad enough, I still maintain that when you displace a family on the street … and the head of household runs out of options, you end up with more murder-suicides, suicides, death by cop and crimes against property when the system can ill afford to maintain law and order in the present day as it is … all because the local government, which has every means to change the environment in every one’s favor, still wants to make its “master plans” cater to those who can afford it.  It doesn’t matter what race, color or creed you are!  The biggest mistake facing America today is allowing the class system “gap” to widen. By allowing the class system gap to proliferate throughout America, the scales could tip to the point that when there’s nothing the “have nots” won’t do to take from the “haves”, we’ll end up in another civil war (regional in nature, maybe) … and it’s our state and federal politicians that have widened this gap … so they can come in and play nanny state.  The widening of the gap promotes the idea that socialism will fix it, which is false (if you’ve studied economics).

When it comes to a prime example of how easy it would be for civil insurrection to occur, visit an area that’s been placed under martial law (you may not see eye to eye with me on this).   Here’s a mild example … go into any hurricane-affected area and see how the government treats the locals.  Why was Blackwater brought into New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina?  To prevent armed insurrection … because that’s where the city was headed. Anyone who has been through the “Superdome” experience can attest to that. When disaster strikes, what’s the first thing the “have nots” do?  Loot!  It never ceases to amaze me that “have nots” would grab TV sets while looting a disaster area when the electricity is out.  You can’t eat or drink a TV.  You really think the pawn shops are going to accept stolen merchandise, just so you can have a cheeseburger?  The “have nots” come in every race, color and creed.  If they have no money and they’re hungry, what do think they’re going to do at the first opportunity? (I’ll let you figure that one out.)

When the 2008 financial collapse occurred on Wall Street, then-Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson was calling congressmen telling them that if they didn’t bail out the banks, martial law might have to be declared.  You see how the government’s mindset behaves when a disaster strikes. Hence, TARP was created.  Even more sadly, most government employees believe everything their government tells them!  That’s how the government gets more support for its nanny state policies!

THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT BASICS IN LIFE: FOOD, WATER, SHELTER … AND A WAY TO MAKE A DECENT LIVING

If you’re employed in any one of these first three areas, you will always have an income because everyone needs these three things to survive in America.  This is no longer the American Dream but the American Nightmare.  Anyone living under substandard conditions will agree with me that the family unit is in jeopardy.  Tempers flare because of lack of money or the sudden shift in any one of the basic three things needed to survive, which includes being displaced from your home.  I wrote about this in Clouded Titles.

Now that I’ve painted a minuscule picture of  “the ghost of things to come”, we need to take a stand (at least on our own behalf) to take all of these factors into consideration … and then do something civil about it.

FOOD

I find it best to research one of the basic first three areas and find a niche within it.  I know a lot of people that are resellers for survival foods.  I know fewer who have actually now resorted to truck farming (it’s also an underground economic niche and can be very profitable) and I used to help pay my mortgage payments on my first home with a hen house full of laying hens (eggs are great barter material too).  In order to accomplish all that, you might think “country”.  There is a lot of unrestricted land out there and folks living in these areas tend to think a lot alike (they don’t like big government) … something the U.S. government doesn’t like.  Whatever the government doesn’t like is probably a great thing for America because anything that happens in the hinterland benefits the local economy, not DC.  All of the possible changes you could employ to affect a positive outcome for your local economy are a good thing, even if you’ve been foreclosed on and have to start over again.   There are areas of the country where land is still cheap and food production is in demand.  Even in WWII we had “Victory Gardens”.  Flea markets are a great source of networking!  Food trucks can also be a profitable business if run right, albeit you’ll be facing permitting issues and health regulations.

WATER

I cannot believe that people have actually run afoul of the law for harvesting rainwater.  However, it’s a great source of income.  Who would have ever thought that putting water in a plastic bottle and selling bottled water would ever work?  Whoever did is making a killing now because the well hasn’t run dry and the merchants have made the bottled water industry a necessity of life, even if it means you have to dispose of something that’s not biodegradable. With our water supplies / groundwater becoming contaminated (see Flint, Michigan), water filtration systems is also another big business that the wealthy certainly can afford.  Even smaller supply, pour-over systems sell well during hard times.  Man cannot live without water … so getting into any business that involves the production or supply of clean, potable water is a good thing.

SHELTER

Your PLAN B might include doing what I did in buying a tract of land, owner finance. My payments were $222 a month for 10 years.  Even on a fixed income, pulling a used mobile home out onto a tract of land works, especially if it’s paid off.  I used an investment return to pay for getting set up on 3/4-acre mortgage free.  Just to show you I’m not kidding, see below (front and back yard).  I was only 40 minutes from Austin, Texas!

This is what mortgage-free living can look like, if you have a PLAN B that you can start up on a small budget without having to get a mortgage. Anything relative to setting up shelters for people on unrestricted land out in the country is a good thing.  We had German Shepherds roaming the property so we never had to worry about break-ins.  It cost me less than $15,000 out of pocket to set up!   You could even do it for less with a little creative thinking!

It is amazing what you can find out there to live in, it’s peace and quiet country living … and you could put your property into a trust for asset protection to keep it away from the money-grubbing banksters or debt collectors trying to collect on judgments!  Sure, it’s not a McMansion, but it’s home and it’s a stress-free environment!  It’s also far from the madding crowd … so in the event of unrest, you’ve got more time to plan and react if you need to.  Anything connected to real estate … agents, brokers, investors, developers, storage sheds, portable buildings (which can be converted into housing) and cabins … can be profitable with a little marketing. Any carpentry skills become a real plus!

MAKING A DECENT LIVING

Retirement is NOT a part of my vocabulary. I don’t see what the big rush is to retire anyway, given the fact that the government would like you to wait until you’re 70 to start drawing Social In-security. Besides, any business worth having means that an entrepreneurial spirit is probably alive and well and is driving the business forward.  If you’ve lost your regular job (or you think you might lose your job), this is the time to start planning for your future.  An active LLC or incorporation costs next to nothing to set up and consulting businesses (like mine) take a lot less money to start up.  There are books out there that have oodles of information in them on how to start your own business. Find something you’re good at and go for it.  Don’t turn a negative foreclosure into a pity party.  Use it as your learning curve and don’t make the same mistake next time.  Examine what caused you to get into the mess in the first place and then … go out and do just the opposite.  The banks may hate you … but hey, mortgage free living is really where it’s at!  Being self-employed means taking home more of your paycheck NOW and not having to wait on a tax refund from the government, which has been operating in the negative since 1933.  It’s also another great way to live without borrowing!  Being creative about it is what I find most rewarding.  As an afterthought, only create these entities if you have the means to keep track of their accounting and tax filing status.

Retraining in later life is not as bad as it sounds, even if you’re disabled.  As long as you’ve got brains, there’s a consulting position out there or a desk job that will pay you a decent living with little up-front investment.  Thinking positive in this day and age is hard to do. There’s so much negativity around. The idea behind all of what I’ve just stated in my foregoing diatribe is designed to get your inner sanctum churning because the times, they are a-changing, again!

 

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