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Harold W Stevens
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Attended The University of Southern Mississippi
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(From Huffpost "Twitterama") "@pourmecoffee: I don’t blame Cruz for picking a VP. When my friends come over we always make up elaborate stories. It’s fun and then mom makes Bagel Bites"
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In other Penny Wise, Pound Foolish news: "Bangladesh police investigators said last week that the bank's computer security measures were seriously deficient, lacking even basic precautions like firewalls and relying on used, $10 switches in its local networks"
The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank probably hacked into software from the SWIFT financial platform that is at the heart of the global financial system, said security researchers at British defense contractor BAE Systems.
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"Here are several takeaways from the report: Half of online borrowers are charged an average of $185 in bank penalties ... One third of online borrowers hit with a bank penalty wind up losing their account ... Repeated debit attempts typically fail to collect money from the consumer ... serve as a general reminder to the collections industry to think through corporate policy and actions and assess whether certain actions could result in what the Bureau would consider a UDAAP violation"
Online lenders’ use of ACH networks to request payments can result in mounting fees and even account closure for borrowers with insufficient funds. That’s according to a new study from the CFPB, which took a look at the ACH behavior of lenders who, per the Bureau, make “online payday or other high-cost online loans with payments scheduled on a borrower’s payday.”
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(John Oliver nails the credit bureaus) ... These mistakes range from mixing up women named Judy Thomas and Judith Kendall, to branding one young man a terrorist. “That is terrible, because 1) He is not a terrorist, and 2) I do hope we have a better strategy for dealing with terrorists than flagging their credit reports and denying them their dream apartments,” Oliver said.
Credit checks have become necessary for everything from bank loans to job applications. Yet, as John Oliver pointed out on Sunday’s episode of Last...
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I understand the need or more precisely the desire for a credit rating system, but a) the margin of error needs to scientific - i.e. 0.05% and not 5% and b) medical debts should not be included and c) using an algorithm just sets you up for failure...


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"Our costs are much less, but then I don't have to pay for 27 lobbyists in Nashville like AT&T does," Thornton quipped.
John ”Thunder” Thornton is a Chattanooga developer who needed broadband, high-speed internet access to his residential development in the Jasper Mountain area of Marion County. Chattanooga, Tennessee, had some great success bringing the fastest...
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"This is why Emanuel and Wasserman Schultz must go. To millions, they are enablers of the one percent, perpetuators of the Washington mentality that the rest of the country has grown to hate. What a message such servants of plutocracy send: Democrats — a bridge to the past"
This post is by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship and first appeared at BillMoyers.com​. There are two Democrats whose resignation from office right now would do their party and country a service. Their disappearance might also help Hillary...
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FAA Hits Panic Button on Dreamliner Engine Fail
Airlines flying Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner jets with the latest General Electric Co. engines were ordered to repair them, or swap out at least one with an older model, in an urgent safety directive issued after an in-flight failure.
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Mitchell mainly addresses business "headlines" but political analogies (such as "voter fraud" and "welfare queen" hysteria) are relevant: [...] I said "Gee, you know I worked so hard, we've gotten so much done, and to read your story you think it's all about the fighting.'" The Post reporter responding, saying the paper would never run a story with a headline like "Two million commuters made it safely to work today," but it will run plenty of headlines saying "Six people were killed in a car crash out on the highway."
If U.S. society is such a beacon to the rest of the world, why is there such a battle between government and business?
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"Exploitation of QuickTime for Windows vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to take control of affected systems"
According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation.
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As  noted in the Taibbi article I posted just hours ago ... "The government’s mortgage-backed security resolutions stem from a working group of prosecutors and other officials that President Barack Obama ordered up in 2012 to punish Wall Street for fueling the financial crisis with bonds linked to souring mortgages. Until then, the Justice Department had been pilloried for years for not having brought significant cases against banks and their executives"
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will pay $5.1 billion to settle a U.S. probe into its handling of mortgage-backed securities involving allegations that loans weren’t properly vetted before being sold to investors as high-quality bonds.
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Matt Taibbi nails it again: "What's so baffling about Krugman's column is that there is a massive amount of documentary evidence outlining this behavior, committed by virtually every major bank in America. There was a $7 billion settlement paid by Citigroup, which incidentally is the company that Bill Clinton originally repealed the Glass-Steagall Act to create. Citi admitted to hawking merchandise that violated their own internal credit guidelines"
Bernie or no Bernie, 'Times' columnist Paul Krugman is wrong about the banks
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Peace, Brothers & Sisters. :)
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    Math (Minor, Physics), 1971
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