For months, a massive federal settlement with big Wall Street banks over their role in the mortgage crisis has been in the offing. The rumored details have always given progressives heartburn: civil immunity, no investigations, inadequate help for homeowners and a small penalty for the banks. Now, on the eve President Obama’s State of the Union address—in which he plans to further advance a populist message against big money and income inequality—the deal may be here, and it’s every bit as ugly as progressives feared.
The Associated Press reports that a proposed deal could be announced within weeks. Five banks—Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Ally Financial (formerly GMAC)—would pay the federal government $25 billion. About $17 billion would be used to reduce the principal that some struggling homeowners owe, $5 billion more would be used for future federal and state programs and $3 billion would be used to help homeowners refinance at 5.25 percent. Civil immunity would be granted to the banks for any role in foreclosure fraud, and there would be no investigations.
(via mediaofthemovement)Source: anticapitalist
Greetings citizens of the world, We are Anonymous.
We come to you to alert you of a horrific bill that is being pushed through the United States government. The EEA or Enemy Expatriation Act HR 3166 when passed would give the right to the Government to revoke the citizenship of any U.S. citizen for being a threat to the stability of the government. All one would have to do is commit a belligerent act. What is a belligerent act? Is protesting a belligerent act? Is being Anonymous a belligerent act? Is simply having an opinion that differs from the government a belligerent act?
This abhorrent act was introduced by Republican Representative Charles Dent of Pennsylvania. It would appear that Mr. Dent would be wanting a resurrection of the House of Un-American Activities. Mr. Dent claims that the greatest threat years ago was Nazi Germany yet the law he is pursuing is similar to the Nazi Factions Nuremberg laws, which gave power to Adolf Hitler to take away German citizenship based on race, blood types, and those that are against the Hitler regime. Was being against the Hitler regime a belligerent act?
We also come to you today about the NDAA or National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012 which was passed last year December 31st of 2011. Sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA grant unlimited powers to the executive branch of the government to indefinitely detain suspects, INCLUDING American citizens. The NDAA also enacts a suspension of Habeas Corpus and due process for anyone arrested under its oppressive thumb. The same act that could get your citizenship revoked could get you arrested and tortured without a reason as to why, an ability to defend yourself in front of a jury of your peers, and without a time length of detention.
The NDAA was attempted once before in November of 2011 but took so much heat from the public it had to be tabled. President Obama underhandedly signed it into law during the New Year celebrations when no one would notice the appalling acts he was committing.
We, Anonymous, come to you all today.
School teachers, road workers, policemen, fellow Anonymous, school kids, parents, everyone. We are asking for an immediate day of action to protest these repulsive bills. On February 3rd, leave your computers, take a day off of work, call in sick at school, grab your guyfawks and your signs and take to the streets. These laws are stripping away any rights we may have. Free speech, free press, free access to information, and the right to protest, assemble, and bear arms. These laws cannot be allowed to stand. On February 3rd, our Day of Action, protest outside of your town halls, or any governmental building you can find. Let them know we will not stand for such blatant abuse of our rights!!!
Operation Day of Action engaged!
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive the desecration of human rights.
We do not forget the corruption and misuse of power.
To the United States government… You should have expected us!
JOIN US AT #DAYOFACTION
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guys look at what I found
why haven’t i heard about the EEA yet oh my god what is happening
What is going on right now.
MOTHER OF GOD, THIS IS ALL OUT FUCKING WAR, GHFHF))
this scares me..
jesus you guys what the HELL is going on in your country
Quite a freaking bit apparently
Time for me to stock up on weapons and head back to base in Palestine~
(via palestinianliberator)Source: anonshiris
The Obama administration has a way of causing conspiracies. Look at it this way:
1. Osama is killed via Obama’s orders when he’s hit an all-time low in popularity right when pre-election fever is at a high.
2. The story is told many different ways by multiple different people from Osama and…
The hardest job in the world.
Man, I never knew that being the President was unpaid and completely without perks, such as world domination.
I never knew Obama had to look after five kids on a non-existent welfare budget, which he has to fight the welfare agencies for tooth and nail, and three jobs worked consecutively on minimal sleep.
I never knew just how undervalued and underpaid he is.
Thank you for reminding me.Source: Flickr / whitehouse