Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed http://implode-explode.com/ Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-61227 Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:39:45 GMT Liberal Billionaire Buys The Bob Hope House In Palm Springs http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-12-04_LiberalBillionaireBuysTheBobHopeHouseInPalmSprings.html iehi-feed-61193 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:19:16 GMT Trump Campaign Operative Convicted Of Election Fraud http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-11-30_TrumpCampaignOperativeConvictedOfElectionFraud.html iehi-feed-61161 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:29:08 GMT Trump threatens to prosecute Clinton if she pursues recount? Now there's a good reason for her to do it. | Mandelman Matters http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-11-28_TrumpthreatenstoprosecuteClintonifshepursuesrecountNowtheresagoo.html How would it even work? How would you use dead people to pad the voting for Hillary Clinton? How would anyone know in advance in which states those dead people votes will matter most? I guess you'd need teams of thousands standing by throughout maybe 30 states... and they'd have to be stealthy... very stealthy. And loyal... very loyal. Ridiculous... right?

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Bottom-line... Hillary, start recounting in Wisconsin and let's see what we can find out about the election's real results... and also let's see what can be learned about voter fraud... how much of it is real and how much is just a stat that on the surface looked like it fit the narrative perfectly, but ended up making Lou Dobbs look like he's working with a hole in his head through which all of his common sense has escaped.

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iehi-feed-61150 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 22:35:25 GMT Regions Bank VP Fired For Racist Facebook Rant About President Obama http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-11-25_RegionsBankVPFiredForRacistFacebookRantAboutPresidentObama.html iehi-feed-61129 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:33:35 GMT Understanding the Real Story on Immigration and Sanctuary Cities | Mandelman Matters http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-11-22_UnderstandingtheRealStoryonImmigrationandSanctuaryCitiesMandelma.html To listen to politicians advocating the solutions proposed by Donald Trump while campaigning for the presidency, you'd think that the task of determining whether someone is here legally or illegally is a simple and straightforward one... a task that local cops anywhere could easily handle.

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We also have to understand that in the 2012 case, Arizona v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that only the federal government has the authority to provide border security and enforce the country's immigration laws. The high court ruled that local law enforcement are NOT ALLOWED to start investigating and arresting people solely because they suspect that they may be here illegally.

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Many things can't be understood by listening to soundbites on T.V. news. Immigration is one of those things, but trade agreements and tax cuts are no different. Saying you're going to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a lot easier than actually coming up with a plan to replace it.

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But, while Mr. Trump has been the king of his company and then his campaign, he has now, by winning the election, been demoted to lowly president, and like all presidents in my lifetime he's destined to discover that most things are much more complex and difficult to change than it appeared from the sidelines.

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iehi-feed-61121 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:18:12 GMT Why Is Nationstar Mortgage Scamming A 9/11 First Responder? http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-11-21_WhyIsNationstarMortgageScammingA911FirstResponder.html iehi-feed-61059 Sat, 12 Nov 2016 23:25:34 GMT Donald Trump is about to face a rude awakening over Obamacare (AND THE SOLUTION) http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-11-12_DonaldTrumpisabouttofacearudeawakeningoverObamacareANDTHESOLUTIO.html After reiterating his promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President-elect Donald Trump has indicated that he may keep two of the law's most popular provisions... preventing insurance companies from denying coverage because of preexisting conditions -- offers a perfect illustration of why Trump and most of the other Republicans critics of Obamacare don't understand the health insurance market.

... to guarantee that people with pre-existing conditions can get affordable health insurance, you need to have rules requiring guaranteed issue and community rating.  To keep insurance companies in business because of guaranteed issue and community rating, you need to have an individual mandate.  And because poor people can't afford health insurance, you need subsidies. Combine all three, and what you have, in a nutshell, is ... Obamacare.

The article is right, it won't be straightforward to replace Obamacare; you can't just surgically remove a few bits here and keep choice bits here -- it's like playing "Jenga". What needs to be done is to make fundamental changes so that market and regulatory forces lower the cost/incentive structure. Yes, it's probably a good thing for society to keep the guaranteed coverage, but the way to keep it and not fiscally blow up the whole system is to separate the free market component of health care from the subsidized component. The way to do this is: for anyone who the market won't cover at an affordable rate, put them into Medicare. At the same time, Medicare must not only be allowed to, but have as a major operating objective to bargain with care and pharmaceutical providers on prices (and quality). With the fiscally unsustainable cases out, the free market insurance system can work properly. Costs would begin to fall both because of the free market portion working, well, freely, and because of the public portion bargaining on cost.

Once that is done, add to it the effect of deregulating state markets into a national unified whole, and removing the ban on charging lower cash costs outside of Medicare. Then, prices would really plummet.

Who would be the ultimate losers in this? Well, the bulk of the medical "sick care" industry. But, the survivors would be more efficient and more effective at delivering true health care -- not sick care.

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iehi-feed-61003 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 02:19:39 GMT The Crazy Presidential Election: Might Foreclosures Be Responsible? - Mandelman Matters http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-11-03_TheCrazyPresidentialElectionMightForeclosuresBeResponsibleMandel.html iehi-feed-60909 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:32:53 GMT Duterte Visit to China; Failed "Pivot"? http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-10-18_DuterteVisittoChinaFailedPivot.html Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in China to meet with Chinese Premier Xi Xinping. Duterte has become a very controversial figure in Asian politics as he has publicly excoriated U.S. President Barack Obama's treatment of him and his country.

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His meeting with Xinping comes after multiple public clashes with Obama which has led to ending joint sea patrols with the U.S. Seventh Fleet in the disputed South China Sea.

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iehi-feed-60880 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:50:19 GMT Did Michigan Taxpayers Pay For Judge Susan Jonas To Get Lei'd In Hawaii? http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-10-13_DidMichiganTaxpayersPayForJudgeSusanJonasToGetLeidInHawaii.html iehi-feed-60817 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 22:43:18 GMT The Media Continues to Get it Wrong on Reverse Mortgages | Mandelman Matters http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-10-04_TheMediaContinuestoGetitWrongonReverseMortgagesMandelmanMatters.html iehi-feed-60809 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:53:03 GMT Fannie Mae CEO Agrees: Trump and Hillary should talk more about housing | Mandelman Matters http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-10-04_FannieMaeCEOAgreesTrumpandHillaryshouldtalkmoreabouthousingMande.html iehi-feed-60802 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:57:25 GMT Protesters Converge On Quicken Loans Headquarters http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-10-03_ProtestersConvergeOnQuickenLoansHeadquarters.html iehi-feed-60759 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:27:04 GMT Wells Fargo Tries To Evict Woman From House They Don't Own http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-09-28_WellsFargoTriesToEvictWomanFromHouseTheyDontOwn.html iehi-feed-60746 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:06:32 GMT Wells Fargo Created A Decade Of Hell For Michigan Homeowner http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-09-26_WellsFargoCreatedADecadeOfHellForMichiganHomeowner.html iehi-feed-60655 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:17:04 GMT Attorney Nick Wooten is Suing Banks in Illinois for Breaking Into Homes | Mandelman Matters http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-09-13_AttorneyNickWootenisSuingBanksinIllinoisforBreakingIntoHomesMand.html iehi-feed-60643 Sun, 11 Sep 2016 13:25:07 GMT The Single Best Tool for Downsizing in Retirement is Called: HECM-for-Purchase | Mandelman Matters http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-09-11_TheSingleBestToolforDownsizinginRetirementisCalledHECMforPurchas.html iehi-feed-60583 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 22:31:16 GMT "Making Home Affordable" Con Arist-Scammed Widow Gets 11th-hour Reprieve | Mandelman Matters http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-09-01_MakingHomeAffordableConAristScammedWidowGets11thhourReprieveMand.html In short, what Kevin Carter/Rasher/Fox was doing was telling people that he worked for the Treasury Department and "HUD Making Home Affordable," which incredibly, was the name of his company.  He'd tell homeowners that he had gotten their loans modified and then instruct them to send their payments each month to his address via cashier's checks made out to HUD Making Home Affordable... his own bank account.

After two years, give or take, the bank would foreclose on the home and sell it at a trustee sale... and that's when the couples that Kevin scammed would discover that they'd been scammed.  They thought that they'd been making their payments on time each month, only to learn the hard way that they were paying Kevin Carter/Rasher... and no one else.

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iehi-feed-60546 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:50:50 GMT Michigan sets parole for robo-signer ‘Linda Green' http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-08-29_MichigansetsparoleforrobosignerLindaGreen.html iehi-feed-60490 Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:52:40 GMT Amway Heirs AKA The DeVos Family Members Busted In Tax Scam Dragnet http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2016-08-21_AmwayHeirsAKATheDeVosFamilyMembersBustedInTaxScamDragnet.html