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Penance In The Year Of Harvey

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Penance: an act of self-abasement, mortification (see mortification) , or devotion performed to show sorrow or repentance for sin. He did charitable work as a penance. See, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penance In the year of Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo, and a host of celebs being driven into at least temporary obscurity and humiliation, it seems the media and public can’t get enough. There […]

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Lying To The Court In The Age Of Instagram

Posted on by Phil Querin

Instagram is a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments. Follow your friends and family to see what they’re up to…. [Instagram App on Google] Drats! Foiled Again!  It appears that social media, for all its oddities, can also prove that pictures are worth…well, thousands of dollars in court sanctions.  It also  proves […]

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From The Lipstick On Pigs Department: Nationstar Becomes “Mr. Cooper”

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Prologue:  You can’t make this stuff up!  In an effort to shed its past transgressions, like a snake sheds its skin, Nationstar Mortgage has had a makeover that includes assuming a new name. It is now officially, “Mr. Cooper”. This redo, or in golfing parlance, “mulligan”, had been in the works for some time – […]

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QUERIN LAW Mission Statement 2018

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[Trigger warning: This post has not been vetted by the Sensitivity Police. If you are offended by sarcasm, irony, satire, mockery, cynicism, acerbity, disdain, jest, banter, and other features occasionally found in normal, interesting, adult repartee, please discontinue reading this post, and find a safe space to curl up with a warm blankie.] A Precocious […]

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The Late Great Recession: How It Became Politicized In This Election Cycle

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“Trickle-down did not work. It got us into the mess we were in, in 2008 and 2009,” Mrs. Clinton said, referring to the idea that tax cuts on high-income households can spur economic growth. “Slashing taxes on the wealthy hasn’t worked. And a lot of really smart, wealthy people know that.” ~ Wall Street Journal, September […]

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Portland Business Journal’s Sensationalized Headline: “White males have the easiest time getting doctor’s appointments”

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A Slow News Day.  After a good week, it’s Friday, November 4, I’m closing up shop, looking forward to a relaxing weekend of doing absolutely nothing. As I start to turn off my computer, I make a last minute scan of emails. A Portland Business Journal feed caught my eye; it screamed: “White males have […]

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MBank’s Great Joint Venture Goes Up In Smoke!

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His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain, Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane. Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave, So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. Puff The Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul, and Mary, 1963 The Portland Business Journal reports […]

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What Would Voltaire Say?

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I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire Voltaire (born February 20, 1694), spent much of his life writing and saying what many didn’t want to read or hear, including the Catholic Church.[1] He was imprisoned in France, his home country, and […]

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The Republican Mid-Term Sweeps: Doing The Numbers

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In a recent Wall Street Journal article by reporter Rebecca Ballhaus (“GOP to Control Senate for First Time Since ’06 After Midterm Election Sweep”) one gets a graphic picture of the breadth of the Republicans’ mid-term 2014 victory.  Here’s the scorecard, by the numbers: 

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Ocwen Just Got A Big Lump Of Coal For Christmas!

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On December 22, 2014, distressed homeowners with loans serviced by Ocwen got a nice bit of Christmas news, while the servicer got a lump of coal. HousingWire just broke the story (here) that the company’s Executive Chairman, William Erbey is resigning and Ocwen Finnaical (OCN) will, once again, pay a huge fine, this time to […]

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