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Mortgage Settlement Not Only Thing Plunging Prices

Mortgage Delinquency RatesBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

New data just released revealed delinquency rates for mortgage holders is up in the last quarter of 2011.  Now, the national mortgage delinquency rate is 6.01%, up from 5.88% in the third quarter of 2011 according to TransUnion.  This downward trend in real estate prices will not be slowed by this bad news.  (more…)

World Crisis in Pictures

Police in Greece Sunday 2/12/12

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

It is said “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and the following story features more than a dozen from Greece, Europe and the Middle East where people are protesting the burden laid on them by the crooked, wreckless bankers.  Nothing is settled in the European debt crisis, and the deal in Greece is on and off and on and off.  This summer, journalists in the USA will probably see some of the same photo opportunities.  (more…)

Mortgage Settlement Will Plunge Real Estate Values

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

It is official.  State and federal governments have condoned forgery, perjury and fraud in what’s been called the “robo-signing” foreclosure debacle.  Last week, the five biggest banks in America signed on to a $26 billion deal that, basically, lets them off with a slap on the wrist for fraudulently foreclosing on homes in the last few years.  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 2.10.12

Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud, Syrian Revolution & More: Weekly News Wrap-UpBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

The big news, this week, was the $25 billion mortgage settlement with the five biggest banks in the country over allegations of mortgage and foreclosure fraud.  It has been reported that $13.5 trillion of potential fraud is going uninvestigated and unprosecuted.  This settlement is a travesty of justice and a total rip-off of America.  (more…)

Fed’s Free Money Isn’t Really Free

By now everyone has heard of the Federal Reserve’s free money policy where the Fed loans money to its banking buddies at or near 0%.  This is a great deal for the bankers, but free money isn’t really free, and it eventually kills anyone holding on to U.S. dollars.  (more…)

Bless You, D. Sherman Okst

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

Today, I received a personal email from D. Sherman Okst titled “F*** You.”  Okst is an Internet financial writer that, I think, does some very good work.  So, I was taken back when Okst wrote (more…)

Dollar and America on the Road to Ruin

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (revised)

In the last week or so, I’ve noticed an unusual amount of really well written and researched articles warning of impending doom and financial horror.  These articles are not written by a bunch of angry uneducated bloggers but by money managers, investors and financial writers.  All are people who got it right leading up to the meltdown of 2008, and my bet is they are right again.  (more…)

Will Big Banks Get Free Pass in Robo-Signing Mortgage Mess?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

The State AG’s are supposed to settle the enormous mortgage mess for a mere $25 billion.  The alleged fraud has been reported to be in the neighborhood of $13.5 trillion.  Will the crooked big banks who perpetrated this scam on America get a free pass in the so-called “robo-signing” mess?  (more…)

8.3% Unemployment Lie

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

The most recent unemployment number is a total lie, and that lie was repeated all over the mainstream media (MSM).  Two sins were committed here, and I don’t know which one is worse.  The report was a sham, and the MSM reported that information without a single question about its accuracy.  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 2.3.12

Alf Fields is Predicting Gold at $4,500 and Silver North of $150 & More: Weekly News Wrap-UpBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that Israel might attack Iran by spring!  Why he felt he had to put that out there, I’ll never know.  Why the Mainstream Media (MSM) buried this story is another question altogether.  This is huge and has some frightening implications.  What if the Iranians feel they want to beat Israel to the punch and attack first?  What if the Israelis have no intention of attacking Iran?  What if Israel now feels the element of surprise is gone after spring and it moves up their time table?  (more…)

The Two Headed Monster

I have long said the main political parties are really just a two-headed monster that take turns ripping off America.  We are not getting discussion on the enormous problems facing the country during the GOP primaries.  We need serious banking reform and criminal prosecutions.  Neither party will touch that issue because the banks contribute to both parties equally.  (more…)

Mainstream Media Keeps Putting Lipstick on Pig Economy

Hyperinflationary Depression 2012 - 2014: Mainstream Media Keeps Putting Lipstick on Pig EconomyBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

My slogan is “analyzing the news to give you a clear picture of what’s really going on.”  So, I spend a significant amount of time watching news on TV and the Internet and even the good old fashioned newspaper.  If you only got your news from the mainstream media (MSM), it’s easy to understand whyso many people think the economy is not all that bad.  For example, yesterday, I heard the “R” word a lot.  No, I am not talking about recession but “recovery.”  This is preposterous when you consider the latest report from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index that was released yesterday.  (more…)

There is No Real Recovery in Economy

If the economy was doing so well, the Federal Reserve would not be announcing (last week) an extension of its zero interest rate policy until the end of 2014.  If the economy was truly in a real recovery the Fed would be hiking interest rates instead of giving away money for virtually nothing.  It is just not the U.S. that is doing badly, but the rest of the world is also tanking.  Just look shipping traffic around the globe. (more…)

State of Denial in Coming War Catastrophe

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

The world economy is in the tank, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to extend its zero interest rate policy to, at least, the end of 2014 proves it.  What will happen if the fragile world economy also has to deal with a war with Iran?  (more…)

Weekly News Wrap-Up 1.27.12

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

The Federal Reserve announced, this week, that it was keeping interest rates at near zero percent until at least 2014.  It sure doesn’t look like the so-called “recovery” is going very well.  The Fed also said it may “stimulate” the economy soon.  Print baby print—you wonder why gold has been rising in price?  (more…)