Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Not so fast sweetheart....
CP thinks the joke is likely on you. Behind the scenes, bankers at 5th Third, Yadkin and BB&T are reportedly scrambling to review their accounts and incentive programs.
If you're an idiot like Elizabeth Warren you're too busy tending to your own hubris agenda and screaming at Well Fargo's CEO to understand that every bank employee at every bank in the nation has an incentive program that mirrors Wells Fargo in one way or another.
That's why the second tier banks are spending crazy amounts of overtime wages scouring signature cards and credit card applications, comparing new account forms to existing account data on file.
As the review continues, it is also expanding. At one bank a review of one month's new credit card applications started by only looking at recently opened but un-activated credit cards. That review was to confirm the signatures were the same. If the review turned up different signatures or the reviewer thought the comparison was inconclusive the process was escalated for additional review, and if needed a call to the customer.
Word is that the review is now expanding to prior months and is expected to continue into 2017. The costs of these in-depth reviews will of course be passed to customers and shareholders.
The bottom line is the Wells Fargo fiasco is going to cost you one way or another even if you are not a Wells Fargo customer.
CP Bonus: If you think the new account scam is just at banks guess again. There is a huge push by retailers like Lowes, Belk, Target and more to get you to open a "house branded credit card". That cashier isn't trying to be nice, there's a bounty on your head. There's an cash incentive sometimes pretty large paid to low level sales clerks to get you to open an new credit card account.
Already have a Talbot's Credit Card no problem lets open another one for you. How? Just watch the sales clerk enter your name just slightly different than your original card and bam you're got two accounts. Doesn't matter if you use the card the sales associate gets a bonus and your credit score gets dinged.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The brief, unlikely political career of Kathleen G. Kane, Pennsylvania’s brightest rising star when she was elected attorney general less than four years ago, came to a humiliating close on Monday when a judge sentenced her to 10 to 23 months in prison for her conviction on charges of perjury and abuse of her office.
Ms. Kane, 50, rose to power as a Democratic outsider with no political experience, vowing to shake to its foundations the state’s male-dominated, corruption-prone political establishment that she mocked as “the Harrisburg old boys.” At times she succeeded, forcing the ouster of State Supreme Court justices, prosecuting government officials and clashing repeatedly with one of her predecessors, Tom Corbett, a Republican who had become governor.
But she soon created a scandal of her own, illegally leaking grand jury records in an attempt to discredit a critic and then lying about it to a different grand jury. In August, a Common Pleas Court jury here found her guilty of two felony perjury charges and seven misdemeanor counts, forcing her to resign from office.
She broke down in tears on Monday while testifying at her sentencing hearing, pleading with the judge to consider her two teenage sons.
“Maybe I deserve everything I get; they don’t,” she said. “I am not going to ask for your mercy because I don’t care about me anymore.”
Called to testify on her behalf, her son Chris, 15, said: “My mom is like my rock. We just know that we can’t lose our mom.”
She faced a maximum sentence of 12 to 24 years in prison, but her lawyers argued that the loss of her career and reputation was punishment enough.
Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy, however, said, “Any lesser sentence than total confinement will absolutely depreciate the seriousness of the crime.”
Ms. Kane, who had no visible reaction to the sentence, will remain free on bail pending an appeal.
A daughter of a janitor and a secretary, Ms. Kane grew up in Scranton and worked there as an assistant district attorney, specializing in prosecuting sex crimes. She married Christopher Kane, whose family owns a successful trucking business; she and her husband are now separated and in divorce proceedings.
When she began her 2012 run for attorney general, she was considered a long shot, virtually unknown in political circles, but her husband put more than $2 million into her campaign.
Ms. Kane emphasized her status as the outsider and the only woman in the race. She charged that Governor Corbett, when he was attorney general, had dragged his feet for years over whether to bring child molestation charges against Jerry Sandusky, an assistant football coach at Penn State, who was eventually convicted.
After taking office in January 2013, she started an investigation into the Sandusky case. It did not find any misconduct in the way the case had been handled, but it uncovered thousands of emails sent by state officials with pornographic, racist or sexist content.
As Ms. Kane’s own legal fortunes deteriorated over the past two years, she released troves of bombshell emails, forcing the resignations of two State Supreme Court justices and some officials who had worked in the attorney general’s office under Mr. Corbett.
It was one of several battles she fought with the state’s mostly Republican establishment, at first earning widespread praise as well as condemnation.
In her first few months in office, she rejected Mr. Corbett’s plan to privatize management of the state lottery, refused to defend in court the state’s ban on gay marriage, offered only a lukewarm defense of a voter identification law, and exposed corruption at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. She also gave a promotion to her twin sister — who had worked for years in the attorney general’s office — prompting accusations of nepotism.
In those first months, she also shut down a secret sting case that had started under Mr. Corbett and had recorded four state legislators and a judge — all Democrats from Philadelphia — accepting illegal gifts. A year later, when The Philadelphia Inquirer revealed that the operation had taken place and that Ms. Kane had shut it down, she faced claims of partisan favoritism. Ms. Kane said the cases had been mismanaged and too weak to prosecute; local prosecutors later proved her wrong, winning convictions against four of the five officials.
Her actions led to a feud with Frank G. Fina, a former top state prosecutor who had overseen the sting operation and the Sandusky case. Seeking to undercut Mr. Fina, Ms. Kane leaked to The Philadelphia Daily News information about a grand jury investigation he had been involved in — a leak that would lead to the criminal investigation of her actions.
Ms. Kane developed a reputation for trying to intimidate critics, and described herself as a victim of the entrenched boys’ club she was threatening.
Erik Olsen, the chief of the criminal prosecution division in the attorney general’s office, who was called Monday as a prosecution witness, described a campaign of “systemic firings and Nixonian espionage.”
“She created a terror zone in this office,” he said.
Jon Hurdle and Richard Perez-Pena a couple of unknown NYT staffers get the byline and props for shining a light on some of her Clintonisque dealings.
Monday, October 24, 2016
I'm pretty sure if you dug around long enough the trolls would have a nutty over what I've posted over the last decade.
Both "Black Lives Matter" and "Hands Up Don't Shoot" are myths. The African American Community has embraced a culture of violence, a culture of "free stuff" and a culture of scamming. The result is a segment of society that is totally dependent on government, yet resents government because to the so called unfair justice system, and claims the current system of credit reporting is biased in favor of white privilege.
It will take 100 years to change this maybe longer, perhaps never.
Gun Control, Abortion, Death Penalty, Taxes - Gun control, No sort of - some people should never own a gun, Abortion, I'm pro-life for me and pro-choice for you, Death Penalty, a total barbaric waste of time and money, but "he needed killing", Taxes, like Donald Trump I've managed to use the system to avoid paying crazy amounts of income taxes, but that was after having endured crazy amounts of investment losses thanks to scammers (see above) the bottom line abolish the tax code, implement a national sales tax.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Aetna and United Health Care aren't stupid they've said no thank you to North Carolina and a dozen other "unhealthy" states. Obama care is a house of cards that is going to implode and it's going to cost healthy working Americans billions to recover from this social experiment.
Small employers those with less than 50 employees make up a very large segment of North and South Carolina's fulltime employers. Yet many are struggling to provide the health insurance that they once provided without undue hardship. The reason, they are being penalized for providing coverage and are forced to help ACA providers recover some of their losses.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Following is an unedited transcript of the tape in which Donald J. Trump repeatedly made vulgar comments about women. Mr. Trump was filmed talking to the television personality Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood” on the set of “Days of Our Lives,” where Mr. Trump was making a cameo appearance. They are later joined by the actress Arianne Zucker. The transcription is by Penn Bullock of The New York Times.
Donald J. Trump: You know and ...
Unknown: She used to be great. She’s still very beautiful.
Trump: I moved on her, actually. You know, she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it.
Trump: I did try and fuck her. She was married.
Unknown: That’s huge news.
Trump: No, no, Nancy. No, this was [unintelligible] — and I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping.
She wanted to get some furniture. I said, “I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.” I took her out furniture —
I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.
Billy Bush: Sheesh, your girl’s hot as shit. In the purple.
Trump: Whoa! Whoa!
Bush: Yes! The Donald has scored. Whoa, my man!
Trump: Look at you, you are a pussy.
Trump: All right, you and I will walk out.
Trump: Maybe it’s a different one.
Bush: It better not be the publicist. No, it’s, it’s her, it’s —
Trump: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.
Bush: Whatever you want.
Trump: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Bush: Uh, yeah, those legs, all I can see is the legs.
Trump: Oh, it looks good.
Bush: Come on shorty.
Trump: Ooh, nice legs, huh?
Bush: Oof, get out of the way, honey. Oh, that’s good legs. Go ahead.
Trump: It’s always good if you don’t fall out of the bus. Like Ford, Gerald Ford, remember?
Bush: Down below, pull the handle.
Trump: Hello, how are you? Hi!
Arianne Zucker: Hi, Mr. Trump. How are you? Pleasure to meet you.
Trump: Nice seeing you. Terrific, terrific. You know Billy Bush?
Bush: Hello, nice to see you. How you doing, Arianne?
Zucker: Doing very well, thank you. Are you ready to be a soap star?
Trump: We’re ready, let’s go. Make me a soap star.
Bush: How about a little hug for the Donald? He just got off the bus.
Zucker: Would you like a little hug, darling?
Trump: O.K., absolutely. Melania said this was O.K.
Bush: How about a little hug for the Bushy? I just got off the bus.
Zucker: Bushy, Bushy.
Bush: Here we go. Excellent. Well, you’ve got a nice co-star here.
Zucker: Yes, absolutely.
Trump: Good. After you.
[Break in video]
Trump: Come on, Billy, don’t be shy.
Bush: Soon as a beautiful woman shows up, he just, he takes off. This always happens.
Trump: Get over here, Billy.
Zucker: I’m sorry, come here.
Bush: Let the little guy in here, come on.
Zucker: Yeah, let the little guy in. How you feel now? Better? I should actually be in the middle.
Bush: It’s hard to walk next to a guy like this.
Zucker: Here, wait, hold on.
Bush: Yeah, you get in the middle, there we go.
Trump: Good, that’s better.
Zucker: This is much better. This is —
Trump: That’s better.
Bush: Now, if you had to choose honestly between one of us. Me or the Donald?
Trump: I don’t know, that’s tough competition.
Zucker: That’s some pressure right there.
Bush: Seriously, if you had — if you had to take one of us as a date.
Zucker: I have to take the Fifth on that one.
Zucker: Yup — I’ll take both.
Trump: Which way?
Zucker: Make a right. Here we go. [inaudible]
Bush: Here he goes. I’m gonna leave you here.
Bush: Give me my microphone.
Trump: O.K. Oh, you’re finished?
Bush: You’re my man, yeah.
Trump: Oh, good.
Bush: I’m gonna go do our show.
Zucker: Oh, you wanna reset? O.K
Ten years ago, with no political ambitions Donald was a pig. And he's still a pig. But is this a big deal? Michelle Obama says his words "chill her to the core" CP doesn't doubt FLOTUS is frigid but I doubt it's Donald Trump's fault.
Locker room banter? Heard it all my life, not sure what else you want to call it, just bullshitting. I suspect those who swear they've never heard such disrespect of woman haven't had much a life, or many friends.
I guess Michelle Obama never heard Chelsey Handler discribe her method of weeding out potential dates, yes size matters. Or Kathy Griffins's unwanted New Year's Eve crotch kiss planted on Anderson Cooper.
Cedar's Take: The over the top response to Trump's words is beyond the understanding of blue collar America. Of course we would all prefer our commander in chief speak in the eloquence of royalty, yet this is 2016 where every word is subject to public review and replay.
And apparently Hillary Clinton has a trashy mouth on her that rivals that of a former President, a colorful speaker who could curse a blue streak of explitieves for ten minutes straight and never repeat a word. LBJ.
Bottom line it's just bullshiting. And will cost him the election.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
From the Charloote Business Journal:
Friday, September 30, 2016
Charlootte is about to get a dose of real, as Charloote's African American Community is about to be served up another ration of shit.
Just as the fires finally die down and life returns to normal CMPD decides to release move video of the Scott shooting. This editor's uncut version promises to be more bloody and even more gruesome than the small edited version released last week.
This is real, and Scott moaning in agony as his life slips away is troubling.
From the AP:
The announcement came after an attorney for a coalition of 10 media organizations organized by The Charlotte Observer and including The Associated Press, sent a letter to city officials on Friday requesting again that the video be released.
Media lawyer Jonathan Buchan had said earlier that he had discussed the contents of the police videos with Judy Emken, a police department attorney. Buchan quoted Emken as saying that the only police body camera video of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott lasts about 16 minutes.
About two minutes of the video has been released, including the shooting itself. According to Buchan, Emken said the remaining 14 minutes is very bloody and includes the sounds of Scott groaning as he dies. "The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has made arrangements for members of Mr. Scott's family to review the remaining body-worn camera and dash cam video of events following the shooting in its entirety," the statement released by the department said. "Mr. Scott's family has since requested in writing at 4:49 p.m. today that the video footage be released publicly."
On Wednesday Charlotte and Mecklenburg County terminated the state of emergency placed into effect after protests over the shooting death. The shooting led to two nights of violent protests, including unrest hours after the shooting Sept. 20 and more violence in downtown Charlotte the next night. The city lifted a curfew that went into effect after the shooting last Monday.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
The Lexington County Sheriff posted a series of tweets regarding Corey Eaglin:
Eaglin was last seen wearing a hospital gown and black undergarments. He is also wearing a colostomy bag.
Eaglin is 37 , stands 5'11" and weighs 104 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He is missing the lower portion of an arm and has one eye.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Once again proof our judicial system is out of control.