Leading AML Service Integrates Full Electoral Register

The full 2009 Electoral Register has now been integrated into the Tracesmart anti-money laundering (AML) identity check service. The inclusion of the full 2009 Electoral Register, one of the many positive datasets the system interrogates, will ensure as many legitimate individuals as possible are cleared by the ID check at the first instance.

Tracesmart Corporate‘s AML service allows users to perform identity checks that help them to fulfil their AML ‘Know Your Customer‘ obligations, and it meets the standards set for electronic verification prescribed by the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG).

The UK Electoral Register has two formats – the edited Electoral Register which is available for any commercial use, but does not contain the entire UK electorate as individuals are able to ‘opt out’; and the full Electoral Register which can only be used by companies for credit referencing and anti-money laundering purposes, but contains the entire UK electorate.

Utilising the full 2009 Electoral Register will enhance the pass rate of legitimate individuals at the initial check stage. Historically, the system utilised edited Electoral Register data as part of the identity check, which whilst highly accurate, could marginally affect the initial check pass rate, due to the opt-out clause; this meant further checks – such as document verification – would have to be conducted. Chris Rothwell, Sales Director at Tracesmart, highlighted how the addition of the full Electoral Register will make for quicker identity checks.

“The integration of the full 2009 Electoral Register into our AML system, means that our service users can now swiftly and efficiently identify more of their clients without requesting additional documentation. However, the ability to verify identity documents such as passports, driving licences, credit or debit cards and utility bills, has been preserved in case further checks are required. The system ensures that identity checks are conducted in a business friendly manner, whilst also meeting anti-money laundering obligations.” 

This latest update to the AML service follows on f r o m the recent introduction of a ‘single click’ search interface. Previously, users had to build the identity profile of an individual by searching d a t a s e t s and verifying details through a multi-tabbed interface. Whilst many Tracesmart clients found this interface conducive to their business needs, customer feedback indentified the need for a ‘single click’ check. Mike Trezise, Managing Director at Tracesmart, believes this customer-centric approach to service development is one of the company’s strongest points. 

“We have always believed it to be truly important that there is a constant dialogue between ourselves and our clients, especially concerning the services themselves. After all, it’s our clients that use the systems day in, day out, so it essential that their needs are fulfilled. As such, Tracesmart will continue to listen to its customers, front-line staff and market research, to develop its services accordingly.”

 

Access to the full Electoral Register data, via Tracesmart’s AML service, is only available to companies who meet strict data protection pre-requisites.

About Tracesmart

  • Tracesmart Limited was formed in 1999 and supplies a diverse range of consumer data cleansing, identity check and tracing tools to a wide variety of industries. Their client base ranges f r o m SME to Blue Chip, who are all recipients of bespoke solutions, built around their specific needs.
  • Chris Rothwell, Tracesmart’s Sales Director, previously worked in both the financial markets and tracing industry. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Chris is well placed to head up the corporate sales team.
  • Mike Trezise is the founder and Managing Director of Tracesmart. With over 25 years tracing and fraud analysis experience, his unrivalled knowledge provides the company with a distinct competitive advantage.

Statewide Tea Party Planned at Florida State Capitol on May 16th

A state wide Florida Tea Party is being planned for May 16th, 2009 and will be held at the state capitol in Tallahassee. Rather than being held on the steps of the old Capitol Building as the two previous rallies were, this rally will be held in Waller Park which will better accommodate the large gathering that is expected.

Waller Park is located between the Supreme Court building and Duval Street, behind the new capitol building.

The rally will begin at 12 noon and end at 1:30pm

It is suggested that you bring your own folding chairs.

Up to date information can be seen at http://tallytea.ning.com

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Northwestern University: Developing Leaders In Public Policy

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies has launched its second online master’s degree, providing students the opportunity to experience distance learning from Northwestern’s prestigious faculty while maintaining their professional careers.

The Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) online degree parallels the existing on-campus program’s curriculum and course structure. The online format enables students to engage in the program’s interactive learning environment that encourages active participation with peers and faculty.

The MPPA online degree program is designed for current and aspiring leaders who seek to positively impact society through the development, analysis, or implementation of public policy. The program is taught by current leaders in the field to students who are motivated to apply systematic thinking and pragmatic solutions to contribute to positive and relevant societal outcomes.

“Students in this program will be able to influence and implement policy that will make a direct impact on current and future generations,” said Joel Shapiro, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies. “Many are leaders in their profession now and will cultivate their skills to make a difference in society.”

In myriad fields, Northwestern MPPA graduates are not only shaping meaningful policy but they’re providing substantive leadership, applying policy in ways that make a positive difference.

“In public policy you can make a difference on a very large scale. It’s an opportunity to help a whole community, perhaps a whole society,” said Jonathan Schachter, MPPA faculty member. “It sounds idealistic, but it’s true. That’s why I like teaching public policy students. They care about the way the world around them works and about finding ways to make it better.”

To find out more about Northwestern University’s online Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration, contact a Northwestern University enrollment advisor at 1-866-664-3347.

About Northwestern University 
Northwestern University, founded in 1851 and located just north of Chicago, Illinois is one of the nation’s top-ranked research institutions. With a distinguished faculty, exceptional resources, and innovative programming, the School of Continuing Studies is celebrating 75 years of continuing excellence. Northwestern University and the MPPA program are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA). This regional accrediting body is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education (USDE).

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New Yorkers To March On Washington For Fair Share Of Stimulus Money

City Council Candidate Aaron Fraser is angry at the way in which New Yorkers are being treated in the Federal stimulus package. He will express his ire by leading a citizen’s march on Capitol Hill on March 28, 2009. Marchers will ask politicians to consider New York’s contribution to the overall health of this nation’s economy, which is vastly out of proportion to what the state is being allocated in the stimulus package.

According to Fraser, “I am gravely concerned that New Yorkers will not get their fair share of the stimulus package. That share should reflect our tremendous contribution to this nation’s economy as well as to the world. We have taken the chitterlings from Capitol Hill for far too long. We want a side of beef. Before bridges to nowhere are built; before greedy politicians fill their coffers with cash for their pet projects; the people of New York, you and I, should demand our fair share.”

New York is the hub of international trade and commerce. Aside from being the largest regional economy in the United States, it is home to over 160 different languages and the largest stock exchange in the world. It has commercial real estate worth $802.4 billion and is home to the seventeenth largest economy in the world. New Yorkers contribute over a trillion dollars to this nation’s GDP, which equates to a little over 9% of its total. The City’s budget is larger than the budgets of forty of the U.S. States, including the two U.S. protectorates. The top 25 Fortune 500 companies have headquarters here, not counting others on the exchange who rank lower but have primary offices here. New York is home to half of the 32 largest Chinese corporations.

Aaron Fraser, an Independence Party of America candidate, is running for New York’s 36th District City Council seat, which represents the Brooklyn-Bedford Stuyvesant community.

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Edward Palonek Of Foundmoney.com Has New Interesting Ideas To Help Mr. Obama Stimulate The Economy By Reuniting People With Their Missing Money

Edward Palonek reports that more than 9 billion dollars are unclaimed in New York State. “With rate of recovery nearing 75%, the money from unclaimed accounts could add up to close to 7 billion dollars of economic stimulus” says Palonek, founder of FoundMoney.com

People find money in many places like street corners, old jackets, but few consider the idea of finding money online. The new trend is to search for money online. While there are many websites, one stands out of the crowd. Foundmoney.com has been operating since 1994 where thousands of people have found a small fortune. Recently, someone in New York State has claimed an account worth over 4 million dollars in stocks he did know existed. The top account holders in New York are valued at $6.8 million dollars. There are some millionaires walking the streets and they don’t even know about it.

Government institutions like IRS has unclaimed money and procedure for storing and locating the owners of this money. According to irs.gov website, the abandoned property is stored according to 9.7.11.4 (05-15-2008). These section states that:

“Abandoned or other unclaimed currency or monetary instruments shall not be deposited into the Treasury Suspense Account. Abandoned or other unclaimed currency or monetary instruments may be deposited into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Suspense Account until an owner files a proper claim or title vests in the United States”.

Edward comments “Claiming the money from various institutions can be tricky but most are relatively easy”. IRS has a very strict procedure on claiming money as to the 9.7.11.8 section of the “Abandoned Property” manual, which state:

“The procedures relating to claims filed for abandoned or unclaimed property contained in 41 CFR 128–48.502 and 41 CFR 48.503 are similar to the petition for remission or mitigation process covered in IRM 9.7.7, Claims and Petitions”

President Obama has promised massive spending bills to stimulate the economy, perhaps one of the first agenda on the new administration list should be the re-structuring current handing and recovery of unclaimed money. “As in New York, the 9 billion dollars could go a long way to help this State” comments Edward. Currently the handling of unclaimed money by the State and other intuitions allows for a lot of fraud. As a result of various found money scams the states are making it harder for legitimate unclaimed money owners to claim their money. Foundmoney.com has seen all sort of scams and claims of unrealistic fortunes. “Be aware of the imitators who promise a large sum for a small percentage” says Mr. Palonek

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One of Them: A First Responder’s Story

One of the first responders who helped clear debris and search for bodies at the World Trade Center site is hoping President-elect Barack Obama doesn’t repeat the mistakes made by the Bush administration in handling the care of his fellow volunteers.

Steven Centore, a nuclear physicist and Navy veteran, was one of the many volunteers who assisted in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attack.

Unfortunately, as do many of the other rescue workers, Mr. Centore now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and other medically debilitating ailments that have kept him from working. These conditions have required endless surgeries and physical therapy to treat.

In his book, One of Them: A First Responder’s Story, Mr. Centore details the neglect and mistreatment he and his fellow volunteers have suffered at the hands of the government.

“The Bush administration really fumbled this issue,” says Mr. Centore, a lifelong Republican. “The attacks of that day are still having an effect on this country in the wars we fight overseas. But they’re also having an effect here at home.”

Mr. Centore spent months at the World Trade Center and says that exposure to the toxins in the air at the site have crippled or killed thousands of first responders. His book includes some shocking statistics about the health of first responders, including:

• 4,517 people with upper respiratory ailments
• 3,857 with lower respiratory illness
• 398 with lung disease
• 2,616 with asthma
• 1,340 with sleep apnea
• 2,528 with heart conditions caused or worsened by 9/11

“I was appalled at the lack of support and meager financial resources provided to 9/11 first responders by the US government,” says Mr. Centore, who has testified before Congress about the thousands of people just like him who were told that the air at the WTC site was not dangerous.

He adds, “I wanted to tell the story of how I became ill, what the government did and did not do for me, and what happened to me as a result. I’d like to shed some light on the cover-ups that the government has been perpetrating in the news.”

To learn more about how you can help, or to buy the breakout book One of Them: A First Responder’s Story, visit www.SteveCentore.com or www.wadv-oneofthem.com. The book is also available on Borders.com, Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

For more information about One of Them: A First Responder’s Story, contact Steve Centore directly at Scentore@yahoo.com.

WORLDWIDE ASSOCIATION OF DISABLED VETERANS, INC. and author Steven Centore chose Arbor Books, Inc. (www.ArborBooks.com) to design and promote One of Them: A First Responder’s Story. Arbor Books is an internationally renowned, full-service book design, ghostwriting and marketing firm.

(One of Them: A First Responder’s Story by Steven M. Centore; ISBN: 0-9801274-0-8; $16.95; 208 pages; 5½”x 8½”; softcover; Worldwide Association of Disabled Veterans, Inc.)

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As the country’s economic crisis worsens even while the US government pumps billions of dollars into failing banks and industries, another major threat to the nation’s financial stability is going unnoticed

As the country’s economic crisis worsens even while the US government pumps billions of dollars into failing banks and industries, another major threat to the nation’s financial stability is going unnoticed.

A particularly insidious form of pollution called “stray voltage” is impacting the health and agricultural sectors of American life and business, and the financial consequences could be enormous. 

Stray voltage — electrical current that travels through the ground and the infrastructure we all touch every day — has escaped the attention of major media. But its effect on the economy might be just as devastating as errant Wall Street banks, according to one expert.

Russ Allen, author of Electrocution of America: Is Your Utility Company Out to Kill You?, says, “Stray voltage is a massive tax on the American economy because it causes health problems for people and losses in revenue for farms across the country. The cost to the government could be in the billions.”

Mr. Allen also notes, “Because so many Americans are uninsured, and because stray voltage has been shown to exacerbate conditions such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis, the effect on the economy has been massive. The only problem is that no one is noticing.” 

Stray voltage has been deemed dangerous enough in Wisconsin, Michigan and Canada that legislation was introduced in an effort to regulate it. Most of that legislation has not passed and most people don’t know that it likely runs through the pipes of their homes, showers and pools, and that is has killed people, according to Mr. Allen.

In Electrocution of America, Mr. Allen explores the cost of stray voltage to the economy through his own multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Wisconsin Public Service, which he won. 

“I wasn’t the only one affected. This happens all over the place,” says Mr. Allen. 

According to Electrocution of America, stray voltage hurts the economy in the following ways: 

• Increasing hospital visits 
• Loss of work time due to illness
• Fines and lawsuits resulting from stray voltage mishaps
• Decreased production of product on America’s farms

Russ Allen lives outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and is a leader in the movement against electrical pollution animals. He won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Wisconsin Public Service for the damage they caused because of a poorly designed electrical distribution system.

Electrocution of America: Is Your Utility Company Out to Kill You? can be found on Amazon.com,  BarnesandNoble.com, Borders.comPriceGrabber.com and Ecampus.com

For more information, contact the author directly at allen4568@sbcglobal.net.

GLENMORE BOOKS and author Russ Allen chose Arbor Books (www.ArborBooks.com) to design and promote Electrocution of America: Is Your Utility Company Out to Kill You? Arbor Books is an internationally renowned, full-service book design, ghostwriting and marketing firm. 

(Electrocution of America: Is Your Utility Company Out to Kill You? by Russ Allen; ISBN: 0-9779685-0-2; $22.95; softcover; 5½” x 8½”; 406 pages; GLENMORE BOOKS)

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War Crimes and Crimes against humanity in Ogaden

Ethiopia’s refusal over Ogaden war crimes issued at 26.11.2008

Injustices and human rights abuses inflicted upon the Somali people in Ogaden dated back to the Ethiopian occupation of Ogaden at the end of World War II. This Occupation took place three periods. The last part was handed over to Ethiopia in 1954 by Great Britain. who was colonising Ogaden. Since then the Ogaden people are fighting for their rights to self-determination and Ethiopian successive governments including the current EPRDF/TPLF regime were committng war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ogaden.

On 09th June 2007, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Zenawi, declared in a news conference in Addis-Ababa that his army has launched a political and military operation to contain the activities of the Ogaden National Liberation Front. This was the beginning of the genocide and ethnic cleansing which is still going on in Ogaden. The war crimes and crimes perpetrated by the Ethiopian government in Ogaden was first time witnessed by the United Nations mission who visited Ogaden in 2007. This mission has recommended in vain an independent investigation to be carried out.

However, Ethiopia declined to implement any recommendation of this international body as UN and continue to blocked human rights organizations, international media access to Ogaden with the aim of hiding the suffering of the civilians. At the same time Ethiopian government expelled from Ogaden several NGO’s, such as ICRC and MSF while those who were allowed to go to Ogaden are confined in the Garrison town at the discretion of Ethiopian government. In addition, to the continuation of genocide in Ogaden, the Ethiopian government wants to impose a new bill which bans the international NGOs work in a number of fields, including conflict resolution, children’s rights, disabled rights and criminal justice reform.

It’s obvious, that the international community does not expect putative answer to accept the crimes it committed against Ogadeni people, instead of confessing they prepared such false report to once more hoodwink international community. The Ogaden people are not only suffering from human rights violation but also socially and economically. With no aid from the international donors, the Ethiopian authority would not be able to stay in the Ogaden and commit War Crimes.

Finally, we request the United Nations, the EU, the AU and international community to take their responsibility and force Ethiopian government to open a corridor for aid to Ogaden and allow human rights organizations and international media to operate in Ogaden freely. At the same time we request that they set up international mission to investigate human right situation in Ogaden and bring to justice the perpetrators of this heinous crimes in our country, Ogaden, crimes witnessed by the United Nations’ humanitarian mission at the end of 2007 confirmed by the Human Right Watch.

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In A Blockbuster New Book, A Former Counsel To The U.S. Senate Documents How The Israel Lobby Led The Effort To Take America To War In Pursuit Of Tel Aviv’s Expansionist Agenda

This first book in the Criminal State series documents efforts spanning six decades that were designed to manipulate the U.S. military in pursuit of goals to which an informed American public would not have agreed.

In a blockbuster new book, a former counsel to the U.S. Senate documents how the Israel lobby led the effort to take America to war in pursuit of Tel Aviv’s expansionist agenda. This searing indictment of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) depicts Washington’s most powerful lobby as a nest of foreign agents working against America’s interests in the Middle East.

This first book in the Criminal State series documents efforts spanning six decades that were designed to manipulate the U.S. military in pursuit of goals to which an informed American public would not have agreed. Instead of giving Americans a choice, Tel Aviv imbedded its operations inside the U.S. foreign policy apparatus while falsely insisting that AIPAC was a domestic lobbying organization.

Indifferent to party affiliation, AIPAC is shown to infiltrate both political parties as it imbeds pro-Israelis in policy-making positions across successive presidencies, both Democrat and Republican. Written to “make treason transparent,” Guilt By Association reveals how Zionist operatives manipulated U.S. policy since well before Israel’s founding in 1948.

Author Jeff Gates presents a richly nuanced account of insider treason and transnational criminality that remains ongoing while the U.S. is at war. By chronicling how Israel wages war by way of deception, the author documents the sophisticated espionage operations that deceived America to wage war in Iraq and now seeks to expand that war to Iran.

With 80 pages of endnotes, Guilt By Association combines scholarly research with vigorous advocacy to reveal the inner workings of a transnational criminal syndicate, laying the groundwork for wide-ranging indictments. Based on the consistency of Israeli duplicity over multiple decades, Guilt argues that lawmakers worldwide must revisit the legitimacy of Zionism as a basis for sovereignty.

A widely acclaimed author, attorney, investment banker, educator and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders worldwide, Jeff Gates’ previous books include Democracy at Risk: Rescuing Main Street From Wall Street and The Ownership Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century. Endorsers for these books include CEOs, heads of state, legislators, educators, commentators and Nobel laureates.

This book is available now. For more information, or to order, go towww.criminalstate.com.

Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War is poised to become the first in a best-selling Criminal State series. (ISBN: 978-0-9821315-0-3; $27.95; 320 pages; 5½” x 8½”; perfect bound soft cover; State Street Publications).

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Guilt By Association, A Book That Delivers On Its Promise To “Make Treason Transparent”

In a searing indictment of U.S.-Israeli relations, a former counsel to the U.S. Senate publishes Guilt By Association, a book that delivers on its promise to “make treason transparent.”

This in-depth account offers what former Congressman Paul Findley calls a “persuasive study of how stealth, deceit and cunning helped create today’s situation in the Middle East.” Chronicling the impact wielded on U.S. politics by elites and extremists loyal to Tel Aviv, Guilt is destined to provoke debate on Israel’s legitimacy as a sovereign state.

An adviser on financial policy to the governments of 35 countries, author Jeff Gates shows how treason became systemic by those skilled at displacing facts with what people can be deceived to believe. That duplicity includes a false belief in Iraqi WMD and mobile biological weapons laboratories and a widely shared “consensus” faith in the infallibility of unfettered financial markets.

Offering a sophisticated analysis crafted in layman’s language, Guilt describes how those complicit prey on faith as a means to influence behavior. Tracing this lineage of trans-generational manipulation to organized crime from the 1920s, the author offers a new context for grasping how corruption grew to global scale through the exploitation of manipulated beliefs.

A widely acclaimed author, attorney, investment banker, educator and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders worldwide, Jeff Gates’ previous books include Democracy at Risk: Rescuing Main Street From Wall Street and The Ownership Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century. Endorsers for these books include CEOs, heads of state, legislators, educators, commentators and Nobel laureates in peace and economics.

This book is available now. For more information, or to order, go to www.criminalstate.com.

Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War is poised to become the first in a best-selling Criminal State series. (ISBN: 978-0-9821315-0-3; $27.95; 320 pages; 5½” x 8½”; perfect bound soft cover; State Street Publications).

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As John Mccain Continues His Run For The White House, A Former Capitol Hill Insider Is Making Public An Explosive Revelation…

As John McCain continues his run for the White House, a former Capitol Hill insider is making public an explosive revelation: John McCain is in league with a transnational, Israeli-backed criminal syndicate.

In Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War, Jeff Gates, former counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, chronicles the American government’s decades-long descent into corruption and treason, culminating in this year’s presidential election while the nation is waging a war for Greater Israel.

According to Mr. Gates, politicians backed by organized crime—McCain among them—have orchestrated the nation’s decline in the pursuit of a Zionist agenda. Ongoing offenses that can be attributed to McCain and his co-conspirators include:
• Supporting Russian oligarchs—the bulk of whom qualify for Israeli citizenship—who stole hundreds of billions of dollars from their own people.
• A hostile stance toward the Russian government, reigniting Cold War tensions.
• Meeting abroad with a Russian mafia boss banned from the U.S.
• Links between McCain’s political career and senior operatives of transnational organized crime spanning two decades.
• McCain’s complicity in his father’s cover-up of Israel’s murder of thirty-four Americans aboard the USS Liberty in 1967.

“The facts confirm that this war-hero politician was picked, prepped and promoted as only the latest in a series of corrupt presidential candidates,” says Mr. Gates, whose book is endorsed by Ambassador Edward L. Peck, Congressman Paul Findley and M.I.T. professor Noam Chomsky.

The first book in the upcoming Criminal State series, Guilt by Association chronicles how a trans-generational criminal syndicate affects American politics through agents and “assets” within the government itself—including lobbyists, members of Congress, Congressional staff and even presidential candidates. “This syndicate is to blame,” says Mr. Gates, “for offenses ranging from the war in Iraq to the current financial crisis.”

A widely acclaimed author, lawyer, investment banker, political advisor and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders worldwide, Jeff Gates is also a former counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. His previous works include Democracy at Risk: Rescuing Main Street From Wall Street and The Ownership Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century. Endorsers for these books include CEOs, heads of state, legislators, commentators and Nobel laureates in peace and economics.

This book is available now. For more information, or to order Guilt by Association, go towww.criminalstate.com.

(Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War by Jeff Gates; ISBN: 978-0-9821315-0-3; $27.95; 320 pages; 5 ½ x 8 ½ perfect bound softcover; State Street Publications).

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Harry Balls Announces His United States Presidential Endorsement

Harry Balls, owner and founder of Harry Balls Media publishers of HarryBalls.com and other web sites announced his long awaited United States Presidential endorsement today.

While both men has run interesting campaigns and served their county admirably as United States Senators, Mr Balls believes Senator Obama offers the best chance for America to recover our place of leadership in the world.

“Senator Obama offers hope, leadership, energy and the integrity required to address the global problems pressing the United States today.

Our nation’s reputation has suffered at the hands of a dysfunctional son trying to prove himself better than his father. A son who warned us that if we didn’t settle the 2000 election we would slip into a recession. A son who used the fear of a mid east despot’s alleged possession of weapon’s of mass destruction to pull us into a world changing budget draining life losing conflict.

Senator McCain continues this path of fear. Fear that his opponent has too little experience, fear that his opponent’s policies are socialist, fear that his opponent befriended a terrorist from the sixties. Fear of hope. Weak leaders use fear. They themselves must be feared and stopped.“

Because of these reasons Mr. Balls enthusiastically encourages American voters and visitors to his downloadable game site called http://www.HarryBalls.com to vote for Barack Obama for President.

About Harry Balls Media
Harry Balls Media offers consumers reviews and downloads of games from independent and casual game developers. Harry Balls covers games in all popular categories: Puzzle Games, Action Games, Shooter Games, Arcade Games, Kids Games, Strategy Games, Time Management Games, Simulation Games, Arcade Games, family friendly games, hidden object games, platform games, racing games, and role-playing games. For more information visit http://www.harryballs.com.

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Dr. Michael W. Cantrell, Sr. the visionary behind The Federal Housing Recovery Plan (FHRP) believes that once enacted, the FHRP will enable the housing industry to recover in less than 24 months from the date of its implementation

Dr. Michael W. Cantrell, Sr. the visionary behind The Federal Housing Recovery Plan (FHRP) believes that once enacted, the FHRP will enable the housing industry to recover in less than 24 months from the date of its implementation. It will allow people who own a primary residential home the opportunity to save their home from foreclosure, ensure that property values will not decline due to the restructuring of loans, and mostly it will protect the everyday citizen and taxpayer from having to foot the bill for a bail-out plan and instead will secure the value of their homes.

The Federal Housing Recovery Plan is designed to bring liquidity to the markets and make at-risk securities more valuable and buyable on the open market; therefore lessening the effect of government involvement. The securities backed by this plan would inevitably yield a 102% increase in face value. Most importantly, it will not drive down the market prices of homes in and around the neighborhoods of people who do not require the assistance of FHRP and they will not be affected by the restructuring of FHRP Mortgages.

A brief example of how FHRP Mortgages will work –

Problem:
An individual or family owes $150,000.00 to their current lender and property values decline by 20% (on average) reducing the value of their property by roughly $30,000.00, and this individual or family cannot effectively pay their mortgage at the current rate of interest, but also cannot refinance their property due to the declining market values. However, they can afford to pay a portion of the mortgage loan payment every month, but that is not enough for their lender.

Solution:
The Government, through the
FHRP would buy this mortgage for .62 on the dollar. This, in turn, would free up the liquidity of the banks or investment firms that otherwise would write off this type of loan to zero dollars; thus allowing funds to flow for the institution to lend more money.

The FHRP Mortgage Representative would negotiate the mortgage payment terms with the homeowner(s) to an amount they could afford monthly enabling them to stay in their home. The original mortgage loan would be back figured to a first lien mortgage that was agreed upon-becoming an FHRP Mortgage.

The difference between the old and new loan amounts would be held by an FHRP Mortgage Bond for up to 15 years with no interest due and be recorded as a second lien on the property. This lien would be required to be paid off when the property is sold or refinanced at or prior to the maturity date.

Conclusion:
The Federal Housing Recovery Plan enables the family to stay in their home, make affordable monthly payments, and not reduce the mortgage amount thus not reducing the value of other homes in their neighborhood.

The new mortgage at the lower negotiated amount now becomes valuable for servicing because the family is consistently paying their mortgage payments. When people are paying on their mortgages, banks and investment firms would be inclined to buy these FHRP Mortgages because they know they are secure.

Dr. Cantrell believes that in 15 years or less the housing market will rise to the point that their property value would also rise above their first and second mortgage liens. The family’s income will rise during this 15 year period also and will allow their credit to cure so they may be able to refinance the FHRP Mortgage and the government held second lien FHRP Mortgage Bond with traditional institutional banks, mortgage bankers… etc.

The second liens will be securitized by United States Savings Bonds. FHRP Mortgage Bonds will be sold to the general public, not companies, for .75 on the dollar. The Treasurer would determine when the bonds would pay out at 100%.

This is a short version of Dr. Cantrell’s plan to bring this country out of its current turmoil and bring the foreclosure rate down to about 1.5%.

Dr. Cantrell has been working in the mortgage industry for almost 20 years starting out as a mortgage broker in 1989, then working his way through the industry closing loans and selling bundles of quality mortgage loans to investment institutions on the secondary mortgage market. While other lending institutions began offering interest only loans and option arms – his company did not, as they knew this new way of lending with a potential negative amortization would lead to disaster in the long term.

Dr. Wald Carum of Almeda University recently had this to say about Dr. Cantrell’s FHRP: “This Plan demonstrates a breadth and depth of knowledge about its subject that can only come from a true outside the box thinker and experienced businessman. Drawing upon his life experience as well as his training as an MBA, Dr. Cantrell has constructed a workable and simple plan to help America out of its current housing crisis. In this nearly unprecedented time of financial turmoil, Dr. Cantrell recognizes that the essence of the problem and the solution lie within the housing market. As Dr. Cantrell succinictly theorizes, “The Federal Housing Recovery Plan is designed to bring liquidity to the markets and make at-risk securities more valuable and buyable on the open market; therefore lessening the effect of government involvement.” The last phrase is key to avoiding a slide into socialism. Dr. Cantrell’s plan maintains the predominance of capitalism and the free market system while allowing “the family to stay in their home, make affordable monthly payments, and not reduce the mortgage amount thus not reducing the value of other homes in their neighborhood.” Congress would do well to give Dr. Cantrell’s plan a thorough consideration and hearing. It makes more sense than anything I’ve read the past two months. I applaud Dr. Cantrell for his excellent efforts, for which he richly deserves his doctorate degree from Almeda University.” Wald Carum, PhD

Dr. Cantrell states “I look at this FHRP as a way to right a wrong. I have been on both sides of the fence. The banks and investment firms got on the wrong side of the fence and we now have to correct it. I offer my extensive knowledge to bringing this back into the right perspective and am very passionate about helping America out of this crisis.”

America is angry. Especially the 90% of people who are able to make their payments on time and are watching the value of their homes continuing to decline due to foreclosures that are selling for .50 on the dollar. This plan will reduce or eliminate declining home values. It will close the Gaps, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA now in place and will bring confidence to the general public that their housing values will remain stable, and their investments, 401Ks and retirement plans that are tied to the financial market will also recover. This is a true recovery plan.

FHRP Mortgage and FHRP Mortgage Bonds must become a reality – our future depends on it. This plan can start working in as little as 90 days. Contact Dr.Michael W. Cantrell, Sr. mcantrell@fhrpmtg.com or visit the website for a free copy www.fhrpmtg.com for more information on this plan that he hopes will get before the right government officials quickly. For a more detailed example or a copy of frequently asked questions please contact Michael Cantrell or his virtual assistant Marie Tucker of Girl Friday Services of Maine at girlfridayservices08@yahoo.com or visit www.fhrpmtg.com.

Dr. Michael W. Cantrell, Sr. has the experience, knowledge and information on exactly how we can turn the troubled housing market into a booming housing market.

Get the full plan www.fhrpmtg.com or email mcantrell@fhrpmtg.com. 

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Judicial conduct issues submitted to the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Judicial misconduct charges were filed with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct protesting the decision of three New York State judges to deny a defendant all witnesses for his defense. At issue are allegations that these judges ignored constitutional directives and core principles of due process.

In tandem, the judges, including the Chief Judge of the State of New York, refused to grant a defendant physician his right to any and all witnesses for the support of his defense. “There is a name for hearings and trials that do this,” the doctor said, “they’re called kangaroo courts,” adding “and what is more, as a twist in this case – and undoubtedly hard to believe – is that it was eventually uncovered that one of the judges, for many years, lived at the same residence as that of the plaintiff!”

Invoking several constitutional points, the physician, speaking generically, said that witnesses have the capacity to provide invaluable testimonies for vindication, instantly dissolving fabrications and exposing perjuries. Challenged on professional issues, however, he was summarily denied that right.

“The complaint with the Commission was filed to support all the New York State doctors long subjected to similar calamities of due process, and there are huge numbers of them,” the physician remarked, “in fact, so many, that several bills to address the matter have attempted to make their way through the New York State legislature. Lamentably, they were all vetoed by the former governor of the State of New York.”

“The Commission filing is designed to bring awareness for the need for due process rights for every citizen, including physicians. As poignantly, it seeks to stand up for patients who, in many clinical situations, find that the state’s perfunctory elimination of their physicians’ care is often clearly harmful to their health.He added, “A central question posed to the Commission is the following: If a judge denies a defendant any and all witnesses for his defense, to what extent does this make it judicial misconduct?”

More information at gsunnen.com

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Venting the Roof, the daily podcast from Firefighter Hourly, discusses fire issues 365 days a year for firefighters

Podcasts offer a way to bring firefighters news. Venting the Roof, the podcast for the acclaimed blog, Firefighter hourly, provides DAILY 30 minute podcasts on issues around the fire service.

Venting the Roof discusses firefighter training, fires, FDNY, Chicago, Charleston, chief officers, apparel, and safety and survival. It’s also the link between the media and the fire service.

Take the opportunity to visit Firefighter Hourly and listen to Venting the Roof-a podcast for firefighters, firefighting, and the fire service.

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Dominic Slingsby, Managing Director of Slingsby, has called for organisations to review their health and safety ahead of the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

Slingsby calls for organisations to take precautions against potential health and safety risks in advance of important changes which are due to be introduced into UK law in 2008.

Dominic Slingsby, Managing Director of Slingsby, has urged employers to ensure that they are completely up to date with current health and safety regulations and that increased efforts are made to protect workers prior to the new Corporate Manslaughter Act in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Corporate Homicide Act as it will be known in Scotland, being put into force.

Dominic Slingsby stated that it is vital, especially in light of the introduction of the new law that; “Organisations take precautions against potential health and safety risks. With only a small amount of time and effort companies can both protect their employees and safeguard the organisation against prosecution”.

From April 2008 the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 will come into force in the UK, and for the first time, companies and organisations can be prosecuted in the event that serious failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality. If a jury decides that an organisation neglected health and safety requirements for employees, then it is possible that unlimited fines, remedial orders and publicity orders could be imposed.

The new law is being introduced to help combat the current high numbers of deaths and injuries in the workplace, where according to official statistics; every year more than 200 people are killed and over 30 million working days were lost in 2006 alone to occupational ill health and injury accumulating in a total cost of £30 billion.

A spokesperson for Slingsby said, “Addressing health and safety issues and assessing risks is something that cannot be avoided and can save organisations time and money, it can help reduce employee absence and employee turnover rates, while at the same time reducing the risk of litigation. It is important that organisations regularly review their health and safety management systems and that all possible precautions and preventions are put into place to protect their employees from injury or fatality”.

About Slingsby
Formed in 1893 Slingsby, are leading suppliers of industrial and commercial
safety equipment with a range of 35,000 products to assist companies meet health and safety guidelines.

The company consistently strives to improve its manufacturing pedigree through investment in new technology, quality and increased product ranges.

While originally famous for manual handling equipment, the latest catalogue features a range of essential products covering the entire workplace, providing more choice and a credible single source solution for all Slingsby customers. The latest range includes over a three thousand new products, from traditional areas like materials handling through to exciting new janitorial and office equipment products.


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Political Analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson Tells What An Obama Presidency Means for America’s Racial and Social ills

Political Analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson Tells What An Obama Presidency Means for America’s Racial and Social ills

The previously thinkable is possible and that is that Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama could wrest the Democratic presidential nomination and even beyond that the White House. His Iowa showing is proof, says political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson, that he can appeal to a wide segment of centrist white voters. An Obama presidency would be a racial step forward in the sense that it shows that millions of Americans can look past race to make a black, especially an exceptional black, their leader.

Unfortunately, it will not show that millions of Americans are yet willing” says Hutchinson, to do the same for the millions of blacks that cram America’s jails and prisons, suffer housing and job discrimination, are trapped in failing public schools in America’s poor, crime ridden inner cities.

Hutchinson will assess:

*Why Obama’s Iowa showing is a historic first
*What’s next for Obama
*Whether black voters will fully embrace Obama
*Whether he can appeal to wide segments of mid-American voters
*Whether an Obama presidency is an antidote for America’s racial and social ills

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His forthcoming book is The Ethnic Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House (Middle Passage Press, February, 2007).

You could visit his blog at the following web address: earlofarihutchinson.blogspot.com

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