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Posted on November 26th, 2009 at 15:29 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon

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Sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Ireland was covered up for decades, report says

Posted on November 26th, 2009 at 14:54 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

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Four Archbishops, including Cardinal Desmond Connell, will be named over their mishandling of hundreds of allegations, including not reporting crimes to the police.

The senior clerics’ motive was to protect the church above defenceless children, the report will find.

The Dublin Archdiocese Commission is the third inquiry in the last four years to rock the Catholic Church in Ireland following independent investigations into abusive priests.

The pattern of senior clerics moving abusers from parish to parish rather than dealing with the problem will also be addressed.

The 700-page report includes 45 potted histories of a sample of priests from 1975 to 2004 who were investigated by the Commission.

It is understood only ten priests will be named, as they are either dead or in jail, with the rest given aliases.

So a report by the Catholic Church that says that abuse was covered up, is actually itself covering up all the abuses but ten.

Why am I not surprised?


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  1. So, there were 45 sample stories of child molesters (out of an unknown larger number), and the Church is choosing to reveal only the indentities of the ones who are already in jail or dead.

    This report means that there are at least 35 child molesters who are currently serving as Catholic priests – and the Church KNOWS that they are child molesters – and they won’t reveal who they are!

    Going to a Catholic church in Ireland is apparently the latest version of Russian Roulette. It adds a whole new layer of complexity to Pascal’s Wager.

  2. What is so disturbing about these stories of molestation is that no one involved in the acts or cover ups has the slightest concern for the victims. Whenever I hear any individual or group go on about “protecting children” it’s nothing but PC. They don’t care about protecting children and the obsession with denial such activities is proof of their duplicity.

Judge Blasts Bank’s Foreclosure Conduct and Cancels Mortgage

Posted on November 26th, 2009 at 14:51 by John Sinteur in category: Robber Barons

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Yano-Horoski, appearing pro se, requested a conference in February to seek a deal with IndyMac Bank on the $292,500 mortgage she took out in August 2004 on her East Patchogue home.

Following a series of hearings attempting “to obtain meaningful cooperation” from the bank, Spinner ordered that a bank representative attend a conference in September.

Karen Dickinson, regional loss mitigation manager for IndyMac, appeared and “made it abundantly clear that no form of mediation, resolution or settlement would be acceptable” to the bank, Justice Spinner wrote.

Notably, the judge wrote, the bank asserted that the borrower had previously defaulted on a forbearance agreement when in fact the agreement had not even been sent out until after it was due.

“Defendant, through Plaintiff’s duplicity, found herself to be in unique and uncomfortable position of being placed in default of the ‘agreement’ even before she had received it,” Spinner wrote.

The bank also rejected an offer Yano-Horoski’s daughter to buy the house at fair market value.

“It was evident from Ms. Dickinson’s opprobrious demeanor and condescending attitude that no proffer by Defendant (short of consent to foreclosure and ejectment of Defendant and her family) would be acceptable to Plaintiff,” the judge wrote, adding that even a “desperate” offer of a deed in lieu of foreclosure was “met with bland equivocation.”

Spinner ordered another hearing last week at which discrepancies surfaced about how much was actually owed.

The bank claimed a balance of $527,437 was due, but Yano-Horoski gave a much lower figure –according to two bank letters, she owed around $285,000 as of August 2009.

Spinner pointed out that a prior affidavit by a bank representative, “presumably one with knowledge of the account,” tabbed the principal balance at $290,687.

The large disparity, coupled with Dickinson’s conduct, swung “the pendulum of credibility” heavily to the homeowner, the court held.

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The judge concluded that the banks’ conduct was “wholly unsupportable at law or in equity, greatly egregious and so completely devoid of good faith that equity cannot be permitted to intervene on its behalf.”

But he went further than rejecting the foreclosure.

If the case was simply dismissed, he wrote, the court “cannot be assured that Plaintiff will not repeat this course of conduct.”

Also Spinner said that monetary sanctions were “not likely to have a salubrious or remedial effect” and, in any case, would not benefit the homeowner.

Imposing sanctions would bring little benefit to the homeowner, the judge wrote, leaving the “appropriate equitable disposition” of canceling the debt and discharging the mortgage.

Thus, he concluded that the original principal amount of $292,500 “should be cancelled, voided and set aside,” the mortgage be discharged and the bank barred from any attempt to collect on the note.


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  1. They will loose on appeal I am afraid, although in my opinion, the company should liquidated.

  2. This sounds more like Scottish Common Law, where the judge is obligated to keep in mind what proceedings will ultimately do to the actual flesh and blood human beings involved as well as obligated to base things on what actually happened. Unfortunately our legal system is based on English Common Law, which is all philosophical and based on who presents the better argument, regardless of what evidence is barred or what the consequences will mean for those involved. In other words, it is all about who has the best lawyers, not what actually happened or what is right or wrong.
    On the upside, precedent is extremely important in our legal system and this at least sets one drop in the bucket. Let us hope more follow like it.

  3. GOOG JOB JUDGE SPINNER!!

    some thing started as a program to help low middle class get housing exploded into a massive crimminal enterprise to rob and defraud without penalty backed up those like jp morgan ,the innocent people were sold a bill of goods they didnt need and could not afford the mortage brokers chased the couple relentlesly to get their dividend [cut or percentage ]on a scam they[mortage brokers ] would never be held responsable for some as high as 20%,judge Spinner should have the suffolfk district attornerys office look into fraudulent documentation, it is nearly certain that Yano-Horoski possibly should have never got the mortage in the first place,where are you on this suffolk county DA???

AIG Derivatives Staff May Depart Over Bonuses, Lawyer Says

Posted on November 26th, 2009 at 14:44 by John Sinteur in category: Robber Barons

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American International Group Inc. employees unwinding the insurer’s derivatives may leave in March if they don’t get their promised retention bonuses, said a lawyer representing some of the workers.

Staff in the Financial Products unit may depart if the company, under pressure from regulators, doesn’t pay the $198 million it previously committed, Andrew Goodstadt, a partner at Thompson Wigdor & Gilly LLP, said today in an interview. There will also be “instant litigation” against New York-based AIG if the awards aren’t sent, he said.

Yeah, sure, there are still good smart people working at AIG, and those may deserve a bonus if they perform well. Are these guys part of that group?

Financial Products, the unit blamed for pushing the company to the brink of collapse with bets on subprime home loans. Remaining employees are now working to reduce the number of derivative trades as AIG sells assets to repay loans included in its $182.3 billion bailout.

So, these are the guys mopping up their own mistakes, and they want a bonus for cleaning up their own garbage.

I’d say let them resign. Fuck ‘m. I’m sure there are some burgers that need flipping.

And how’s the rest of AIG doing? Well….

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Middlesboro and Clinton are two tiny, impoverished towns in southern Kentucky with a combined population of 12,000. In 2008, Middlesboro’s per capita income was $13,189 a year, only a few hundred dollars more than the average worker earned in third-world Mexico. That is if they were lucky to even get a job. Real unemployment hovers somewhere around 30%, and the state is so broke that half the people eligible for unemployment benefits can’t receive them. Life may be tough and most people live in poverty, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be made a little poorer. That’s the lesson locals learned after bailed-out insurance villain AIG took over their water utility and instantly raised rates to squeeze an extra $1 million in profits out of its new customers, forcing some to consider choosing between running water and food.

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Residents had been getting their water bills like clockwork for as long as anyone could remember, but confusion and disorder set in as soon as Utilities rolled out its new and improved billing system. Monthly statements started coming late or didn’t come in for months at a time. People were double-billed and double-penalized for bills that never arrived. One month, a bill would include sewer fees, the next month it wouldn’t—and you’d be charged if didn’t catch the omission. It’s obvious the new invoice system was designed for pure harassment, creating chaos and reaping the rewards of the late fees it generated.


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  1. The only reasonable and equitable resolution here is clearly to sieze all personal assets of anyone who has received a bonus at any financial services company in the last 5 years, including bank accounts, real estates, toothbrushes, etc. Any items with purely sentimental value should be burned. Babies and young children, innocent of wrongdoing, should be fostered out. It’s time to make them feel the consequences of their actions.

    These folks had to arrogance to manipulate massive amounts of money for their own personal gain, to the extent that they caused a global recession – and now they’re acting not only like it was their unquestionable right, but that the greatest injustice was that anyone would dare get in their way. They haven’t learned anything. They’re not sorry – because they honestly don’t believe that anyone else has any actual importance. The only language they speak is money – so take it all from them, and maybe, just maybe, one of these bastards might understand something of what it means to be an actual contributing member of society.

    It’s incredibly telling that the bailout focused on relieving pressure on banks, while studiously avoiding in any way helping anyone who had a mortgage. What was the thought, that consequences should only be felt by unimportant people?

    There’s never a guillotine around when you need one – or where you need one, like the front lobby of Goldman Sachs.