Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – You can’t make this up!

CFPB, Case for misuse of taxpayer money — You can’t make this up! Democrats are riding taxpayer dollars on this agency. Back at the end of November, I ran an article titled “Federal Judge refused to block the President’s choice to run CFPB”. Until that time little was known by the average citizen about this “taxpayer protection” group. Those companies and industries like banks knew though because they were hit left and right with penalties and lawsuits. The problem, then as now, is that the Consumer Financial Protection Agency is completely without oversight, has only one person in charge of … Continue reading

Appeals court rules consumer bureau’s structure is constitutional

Appeals court rules consumer bureau’s structure is constitutional     The Hill Sylvan Lane January 31, 2018 Language in the Dodd-Frank Act that gives the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) independence from Congress is constitutional, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Wednesday, overturning a 2016 ruling by three of the court’s judges. In a review of the court’s previous decision, PHH v. CFPB, the full court held that the bureau can exist as an independent agency with a sole director who can only be fired by the president for “inefficiency, neglect of duty, or … Continue reading

Tax Reform – Companies Are Showing Approval and Optimism

  Tax Reform – Companies Are Showing Approval and Optimism American Center for Tax Reform has a continuously updating list of companies all across the spectrum that have been responding positively to the Tax Reform Act that Congress passed. Employees and communities are hopefully beginning to feel the trickle down effect as the companies make gestures and changes. Reasons range from “strong confidence in the growing U.S. and global economy now that the Tax Bill has passed to “the new administration was committed to doing what it takes to get America’s economy back on track”, and others. The list is … Continue reading

THE PURGE: RATS ARE BEING ROUNDED UP

You’re gonna love this… Be sure to let your imagination run wild, ok. Mine has. This year is gonna really suck if you’re a leftist libtard, a RINO, a Hollywood weirdo, a Trump-hater or a democrat, et al; that’s for damned sure! Enjoy! ~There’s got to be a law against having this much fun hearing about the demise of another…bwahahahaha! Naa… I’ll get over it…lol

Top Management Shake Ups Could Effect The 2018 Financial World

Corporate changes have been reported but for most folks like me these changes may simply have skated by as MSM and regular life took us in other directions. So I put together a list of a few that happened from September to December.  The changes in upper management will probably be felt in 2018; as to whether they can affect regular life in whole or part, that is debatable. A few such as pharmaceutical conglomerates or financial management groups will certainly filter down to affect each of us in some way. While I do not endorse nor have I checked out … Continue reading

Subprime Ghost of 2008 returns to haunt the financial world

Anyone remember the meme “Cash for Clunkers” or more formally known as Car Allowance Rebate System (C.A.R.S.)? Back in 2009 Obama had the bright idea to get people to buy new cars by giving them cash back on their old clunkers to buy new more “energy efficient” models. It was supposed to bolster the auto industry during those dark days. So he wrote an executive order to push this through. Of course, no studies nor realistic commonsense went into the planning or implementation of the executive order. It was reported that only a total of 690,000 new vehicles were sold … Continue reading

MSM Strangely Quiet On This Russian Story

Straight out of the pages of some racy crime novel comes the tale of a ring of real Russian hackers caught and sentenced in the US. I bet few have heard this story. A Russian article on the man can be read HERE. . Meduza special correspondent Daniil Turovsky looks at four Russian hackers who ended up in the crosshairs of U.S. federal police. There were others also listed in the article like Dmitry Smilyanets , Vladimir Drinkman, and Nikita Kuzmin. The article also made a point of how Russia treated these people not as major criminals but basically used their talents in cyber … Continue reading

Mulvaney Interview in Light of Change of Director of CFPB

  In light of the information I posted in my last article on this subject (http://hardnoxandfriends.com/2017/11/27/the-rage-over-a-new-director-of-cfpb/), I think this is about to get really interesting. Will the new lawsuit follow the finding of the Appeals Court or will the judge tumble down that liberal hole and attempt to override his own judicial system? Draining the Swamp ONE Agency at a time. –Uriel–

Fort Knox, Germany, and Mnuchin’s Visit

Sharing a tidbit that may have escaped notice with the hurricane coverage                 At the end of August, Trump’s Treasury Secretary made an unusual and rare visit for a Treasury Secretary to one of the most secure storage sites in the world for gold — Fort Knox.  Two stories happened which made small ripples in the news during those latter days of August.  As usual, MSM carried little if anything about the visit, except to suggest that his trip was being closely examined by the IG. First, Germany demanded their stored gold in … Continue reading

SPLC Moving Millions to Offshore Bank Accounts – Donors Beware

  Southern Poverty Law Center outed for moving millions to offshore bank accounts BizPac Review Tom Tillison August 31, 2017 The Southern Poverty Law Center transfers millions of dollars to offshore entities as part of its business dealings. The Alabama-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization known for its so-called “hate group” designations — which the media swears by — also “pays lucrative six-figure salaries to its top directors and key employees while spending little on legal services,” The Washington Free Beacon reported. More from the Free Beacon: The SPLC has turned into a fundraising powerhouse, recording more than $50 million in contributions and $328 million in net … Continue reading

Inconvenient Truth Guaranteed to Piss Off Liberals

Inconvenient Truth Guaranteed to Piss Off Liberals While liberals are bound and determined to delegitimize President Trump and chaos is reigning both in the fake media and in congress, there is one itsy bitsy truth from none other than the Treasury Department that is totally being ignored or censored. A truth that most Americans rarely get a chance to see or want to think about. I will let the following information speak for itself along with the video and the Gateway Pundit link……….. It is HUUUUUUUGE! MAGA!     “Between Inauguration and July President Trump Saved the USA $1 Trillion … Continue reading

Continuing Enforcement Crackdown On DarkWeb Sites

HACKERS HAVE LOST FAVORITE BITCOIN LAUNDERING SERVICE AFTER AN ARREST IN GREECE     NextGov Joon Ian Wong July 29, 2017 DoJ Press Release – July 26, 2017 BTC-e and Vinnick were indicted on 21 counts for operating an unlicensed money service business, money laundering, alleged hack of Mt. Gox, and related crimes. Vinnick also was indicted for stolen identities, facilitating drug trafficking, and helping to launder criminal proceeds from syndicates around the world. The arrest of a Russian man named Alexander Vinnik in Greece on Wednesday could disrupt the operations of one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges, which is [allegedly] also … Continue reading

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Ends Third Party Settlement Practice

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Ends Third Party Settlement Practice DoJ Press Release June 7, 2017 Attorney General Sessions today issued the attached memo to all Department of Justice components and 94 United States Attorney’s Offices prohibiting them from entering into any agreement on behalf of the United States in settlement of federal claims or charges that directs or provides for a settlement payment to non-governmental, third parties that were not directly harmed by the conduct. “When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American … Continue reading

This IS For REAL

and NOT an article from The Onion. EXCERPT:  “Now, here in his cramped office, Mr. Corzine is plotting his next and possibly final act: starting a hedge fund. And not just any hedge fund, but one designed to take advantage of the turmoil in the Trump era. Wall Street’s wheel of fortune has spun plenty of comeback stories over the years, from Michael Milken to Henry Blodget. This will be the third spin of the wheel for Mr. Corzine, who won a United States Senate seat after being maneuvered out of Goldman, and who took the reins of MF Global … Continue reading

S. Calif. Residents Sentenced to Prison for Hiding Millions of Dollars in Secret Foreign Bank Accounts

  Southern California Residents Sentenced to Prison for Hiding Millions of Dollars in Secret Foreign Bank Accounts Failed to Report Swiss and Israeli Accounts Held for Over a Decade DoJ Press Release April 25, 2017 Dan Farhad Kalili, 55, a resident of Irvine, California, was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day in prison; his brother, David Ramin Kalili, 52, a resident of Newport Coast, was sentenced to serve eight months in prison; and his brother-in-law, David Shahrokh Azarian, 67, also a resident of Newport Coast, was sentenced to serve eight months in prison. According to documents and information … Continue reading

Iranian National Sentenced – $36.6 Million Restitution and 10 years Behind Bars

Justice grinds slowly but in the case of one Iranian does end in a hefty financial slap down and stay behind bars. Milad Kalantari, 32, an Iranian citizen, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. of the Southern District of Mississippi. Kalantari was arrested in December 2015, when he entered the United States at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. On Oct. 6, 2016, Kalantari pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit identity theft and access device fraud and one count of substantive access device fraud. As part of the plea, Kalantari admitted … Continue reading

Quote if the Day

The division of the United States into federations of equal force was decided long before the Civil War by the high financial powers of Europe. These bankers were afraid that the United States, if they remained in one block and as one nation, would attain economic and financial independence, which would upset their financial domination over the world. The voice of the Rothschilds prevailed… Therefore they sent their emissaries into the field to exploit the question of slavery and to open an abyss between the two sections of the Union. • Otto von Bismarck Referencing the actions that were taking … Continue reading

HOLY SH*T! The Truth

cannot be buried for long. EXCERPT:  “Goldman Sachs is generally blamed for having a hand in intentionally causing Greece’s 2008 financial crisis. Observers have noted that the financial group was instrumental in helping to arrange a secret loan of 2.8 billion euros for Greece, disguised as an off-the-books “cross-currency swap” – a complicated transaction in which Greece’s foreign-currency debt was converted into a domestic-currency obligation using a fictitious market exchange rate. This allowed Greece to hide 2% of its debt but left it immediately in a much worse position after the effects of 9/11 caused the amount Greece owed to Goldman double.” … Continue reading