It’s a depressing morning.
The colossal calamity due Nature’s fury in Uttarakhand is heart wrenching and the global despair I read in outpourings of minds aware dumps me in darkness. In the celestial underground, Sisyphus eyes the rock before starting to heave against it, in order to roll it back up to the top of the hill.
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‘We Were Told To Lie,’
Say Bank Of America Employees
“The government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP),
which gave banks cash incentives to modify loans under certain standards,
was supposed to streamline the process and help up to 4 million struggling homeowners
(to date, active permanent modifications number about 870,000). In reality, Bank of America used it as a tool, say these former employees, to squeeze as much money as possible out of struggling borrowers before eventually foreclosing on them. Borrowers were supposed to make three trial payments before the loan modification became permanent; in actuality, many borrowers would make payments for a year or more, only to find themselves rejected for a permanent modification, and then owing the difference between the trial modification and their original payment.”
Six former employees and one contractor say Bank of America’s mortgage servicing unit consistently lied to homeowners, fraudulently denied loan modifications and offered bonuses to staff for intentionally pushing people into foreclosure.
The allegations were made in sworn statements added to a civil lawsuit filed in federal court in Massachusetts.
Have we evolved as yet
to having severely punishing laws
against Corporate lies and fraudulent behaviour ?
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Call 1098, if you have after-party food that is likely to be wasted !
It’s the Child Helpline in India. They will come and collect the food. It’ll nourish the starved and the half-hungry; and, perhaps, inform him of how the more advantaged in society, in his very own country, live it off.
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How Money Makes You Lie and Cheat
The Rich Are Different :
More Money, Less Empathy
Capitalism channelises bothe the strengths and failures of humanity. Unfortunately, the strengths are few; failures more severe and far too many.
But humanity’s misfortune does not end there. It quadruples with capitalist success; for then, they have concentrated the resources and the means of Surround Propaganda, to beat the dead horse to wonderful tunes of intoxicating music !
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In my country …
Several Thousands have been killed.
Hundreds of Thousands are stranded for days …
‘I watched my wife being swept away by the torrent’ …
Scores of entire villages have been washed away.
The venerated Kedarnath Temple site is back to how it was 500 years ago !
The catastrophe renders our political process so peurile.
The populist democracy has nothing in it to take up long-term interests of humanity.
Do we need an autocratic leadership then ? Yes, but in this very democratic and institutional set up.
We need a leader who strong and wise.
Which is why I regard Sudheendra Kulkarni’s eulogy for BJP‘s LK Advani,
his former boss and mentor, as trash;
his diatribe against Narendra Modi, the one leader I have come to trust for now,
is pure dickscum.
The fellow is making career out political brokering.
Then, there are these small minds who’ve begun their ‘aerial’ visits
and announcing a few ‘millions’ in assistance.
Typically Congressmen, who neither have the balls nor the intelligence
— a perfect mix for moral torpidity, corruption and debauchery.
It has taken the spine out of watchdog institutions,
the bureaucracy and a good part of judiciary.
The Congress leaders compare so vulgarly with the champions who’ve waded the ground with their personal presence, their hand and
provisions, medicines and relief. They are the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh …
the RSS, who are the first and completely engaged with any national calamity anywhere.
Am I ‘Sanghi’ ? They don’t even know that I exist.
Or a ‘BJP’wala ? The answer is the same. I’ve never been anywhere close to them anytime in my life.
All that I observe and assess draws my empathy and affiliation. It political, not politics.
Hell, I would not even exactly agree with the slogan : India First …
If it also does not mean : People First ! That’s where my entire concern is anchored.
- Bank of America – Lying Scum – Too Big to Trust (theburningplatform.com)