California Lawyer's Den

Figured it Out - Bail-Ins are for Amateurs

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:29am

Fiat paper schemes always end with the currency devaluing to zero, worthless. Along the way, though, through the years, history teaches us that those in power, that is, those issuing the worthless colored paper, always resort to trickery, deceit, then war all in an effort to remain in power....

Futures Manipulation - Third Branch Getting Involved

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:46am

Whether this is misplaced hope or a sign of good things to come is certainly anything but certain. Articles abound regarding recent lawsuits filed against CME and big banks, for example:

Jury Anger Displayed - The Public is Awake

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:53am

As a follow-up to some earlier posts, this post brings into view the public perception component of the housing crisis, in real time, in a definitive, compelling manner.

Last week, in a quiet, bucolic part of this lovely state of California, the jury rendered a verdict in a predatory lending case.

Revolving Door? Shocking, Just Shocking . . .

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 12:10am

Some wise folks have repeatedly told us that regulatory enforcement at the highest levels is compromised because of the constant flow of high-ranking government officials from positions of governmental power into the lofty, highly-paid perches of private employers who were once the subjects of regulation by those same folks.

Post-SHTF Critical Occupational Thinking Skills

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:34pm

When the almighty dollar ends its reign, likely occurring marginally and incrementally, although imperceptibly as I write this, what kinds of thinking skills will...

Gold "Manipulation"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 11:10pm

Ahh, it is good to be back.

I had a nice relaxing, electronic device-free, vacation over the last two weeks. I used the time to unwind, reflect, and attempt to pull back from the day to day grind. I used some of that time to read the book Gold Wars, by Ferdinand Lips...

Sgt. Bergdahl and MOPE

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:33pm

I wanted to weigh in on this immediately, because of my very strong feelings as a former Army officer myself. I felt it best to wait, and let the anger subside.

It still has not.

There are three questions and no real good answers.

The truth, then, paraphrasing how Sherlock Holmes would argue, when all other explanations are ruled out, must be the one left, no matter how improbable.

So here we go:

The Sgt. Bergdahl story is front page news, all over the internet, too. These links will get you a flavor of the story.

Fascism at the FED and the NY Federal District Court? I’m Shocked, Shocked . . .

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 12:17pm

Recently, Judge Ronnie Abrams (a female), issued a ruling dismissing the whistleblower case that former Goldman Sachs bank examiner Carmen M.

Show Me the Note Meets the Lynchpin

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9:52am

The facade is cracking on the once impenetrable fortress that is the Wall Street securitization scheme for home mortgages.

One blogger who posts tirelessly has penned must-read piece for anyone interested in this area.

My thoughts are straightforward. Many homeowners took on home...

Thanks, Ben Bernanke, for these Unintended Consequences of Your Keynesian Ludicrousness

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 5:59pm

Artificial central planners claim to know best. They pontificate endlessly over models, and theories, which at their core, are nothing but claptrap designed to enable politicians to spend recklessly without consequences, all for the SOLE purpose of maintaining the power structure of the elite...

Interesting Appeal - Deutsche Bank and the California Housing Mess

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:24am

California, some say, was ground zero for the housing crisis brought about from reckless lending to unqualified borrowers. I say it was the natural, rational outcome created by the reckless...

The Gold Spread and Wall Street Banks

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:32am

It is so obvious, and so apparent, that I wonder why commentators have only now seen fit to say something.

“It” of course, being the prounoun referencing the gold spread and the insane...

Sriracha - Follow Up

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 2:22am

I only have time for a quick one. This is a follow up to my earlier report that meddling local government workers tried to shut down one of my beloved condiment makers, Huy Fong foods, which manufactures Sriracha hot sauce.

The story is simple: after citizen complaints of strong odors,...