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Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford talk with Online Editor Lance Turner about the 2014 midterm elections in Arkansas in an Election Day special podcast.
nsurance fraud is big business in the U.S. How big? About $80 billion dollars a year—that's an average of $950 for each American family—according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud whose members represent insurance companies, consumer groups, and government agencies.
The most obvious cost to consumers appears as higher premiums, because insurers pass on the cost of insurance fraud to policy holders. But consumers pay for insurance fraud in other ways, too. The cost of consumer goods and services rises when manufacturers, service providers, and merchants pass through their increased insurance costs. Fraudulent insurance investment schemes rob Americans, particularly the elderly, of hard earned savings. Staged auto accidents and arson not only destroy property but endanger lives.
What is insurance fraud?
In recognition of International Fraud Awareness Week, Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Kenneth Hitt, Senior Vice President of Consumer Banking at Enterprise Bank. Kenny will provide tips that help business owners spot fraud and stop it before it happens, including:
How businesses are affected by fraud
The key characteristics of fraudsters
The top 5 fraud tips for business owners
Where businesses are most vulnerable
Common types of fraud
How to combat fraud
How to train employees to recognize and prevent fraud
How to partner with your bank for fraud protection
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Fraud and deception have become business as usual. Witness some of the following:
College athletes were taking faking fake courses to maintain passing grades. This was ongoing for years with the apparet blessing or incredible ignorance of faculty and administrators.
Three states now have vote by mail. What could possibly go wrong with that? How much will a blank ballot sell for on the black market? Maybe they can be traded for drugs.
Can those voting macines be trusted? In early voting, a machine was discovered to be changing votes--in favor of the Democrats, of course.
Illegal immigrants are on the voter rolls. Bogus birth dates are allowed in New York City, with 850 voters listed as 164 years old. Does this prove life after death?
Ebola is spreading. Is the CDC lying, or is it simply incompetent? Apparent ebola patients are beinng "disappeared."
Hazmat gear is being removed from some hospitals. You don't want to create a panic. Right? Workers are expendible.
The US is simultaniously arming and fighting islamic militants.
Meanwhile on the police front:
Police spray 600 bullets into a car containing bank robbery hostage Misty Holt Singh. It's like sharks in a feeding frenzy. It's also murder.
Some cities in the Hampton Roads area have put together an NSA-style database of phone data from seized phones. If the wrong people have you listed in their contacts, maybe you could be a suspect.
Kudos to the Secret Service for getting one right. They let loose the dogs and promptly stopped another fence jumper. This begs the question: is a simple iron fence adequate?
Preliminary evidence indicates that the Ferguson MO police actually did shoot Michael Brown in self-defense. It is unlikely that facts will get in the way of what's to come. Get ready for more riots.
For a long time, especially since Mitt Romney's loss for the presidency in 2012, many have thought that all we need to do is get enough people out to vote. We know that 3 million voters stayed home in 2012 that could have turned the election to Romney's favor. And we also know that there are 20-30 million eligible voters in America who claim to be evangelical Christians that are not even registered to vote. However, no matter how many people we get to vote, the fact is that it is no guarantee that it can overcome vote fraud and corruptio
Doug Johnson is an author, public speaker, and business consultant. For 37 years Doug has worked helping businesses of all sizes and types. When the Recession began in 2008 Doug looked back at his successful business career and realized that he had an obligation to do something that had a farther reach than he could have with only his consulting business.
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Almost another year in the books, and the oppression of the American worker continues to get worse. From phony billionaire-owned elections, a us-backed fascist coup in Ukraine, to an out-of-control militarized police force that seeks to perserve the privilege of the ruling class, the workers in America have been forced to engage in non-compliance. Non-compliance already exists in our society in the form of the non-voter. However, we are starting to see the beginnings of a mass response from the oppressed.
Join the Election Boycott Advocates as they recap some of the year's events, as well what we in the working class have to look forward in 2015.
Happy Election Day! Political junkies have been anxiously awaiting midterms since the night President Obama won his second term. It's finally here and I can't help but notice how uninterested people seem. The general mood is apathetic...why bother voting for Representatives when the President can ignore the will of the people via Executive Orders?
Rep Dan Gordon will join me to explain why he hasn't voted since the day he was elected in Rhode Island and why these elections are meaningless.
ALSO: We are doing two e-giftcard giveaways tonight, so tune/call in. <3
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Every weekday we answer client complaints on The Daily Complaint to provide direction and resources for both the person complaining as well as other consumers experiencing similar issues whether it be mortgage fraud, loan servicing escrow issues, loan modification runarounds or denials, short sale refusals, deed in lieu negotiations and credit card debt collector abuses and fraud violations.
I routinely look for posts to answer in hopes that it will not only bring optimism to those homeowners and borrowers in distress but also some basic information to assist in fighting the banks that are "too big to fail" like Bank of America and Citi but yet don't appreciate the bailout that we provided in their time of need. The debt collectors like Ocwen and Nationstar are simply just piranhas but they can be beat at their own game too just like the big banks can be defeated.
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Saturday, December 7th at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST:
Join us for an interview with attorney Mark Stopa from Florida:
We will discuss the current foreclosure fraud atmosphere, how dismissed cases are keeping people in their homes for now, and what we can expect after a case gets dismissed.
Attorney Stopa:"Over the past few years, I’ve been able to get many hundreds of foreclosure cases dismissed. I’d like to think I’ve had a successful foreclosure defense practice, and I feel like I’ve made a difference for homeowners. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s been a rewarding, enjoyable career path. For many homeowners, though, it’s not enough. A dismissal without prejudice means the bank can re-file, and they want more: ”Quiet title.” “Eliminate my mortgage.”
and at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST my guest will be Doug Boggs (CA):
Doug is pro se foreclosure fraud fighter who previously shared his foreclosure story on my program. This time I would love to show you the other side of Doug - he's also an Ordained Minister, Energy worker and Healer, Mystic, Poet, Writer. We will discuss the process of intention and manifestation, the art of breathing and other meditation techniques that help you stay strong and positive when the world outside seems to be tearing at you.
The Election Boycott Advocates welcome a very special guest to the show. Deputy Editor at the Greanville Post, Alya Rea, joins the show to discuss the relationship between the United States, Russia and Ukraine.
The Following is Rea's bio from the Greanville Post:
Alevtina Rea is a researcher, analyst and writer and a strong supporter of social justice and human rights. For 7 years (2005 – 2012), she worked as an assistant editor with CounterPunch, a leading left political journal in the Anglophone world that exemplifies, along with The Greanville Post and a small cluster of sites, what an oppositional press should be like. She believes that “the role of the media is to educate, inform and shed light where there is none” in order to counter state-sponsored propaganda. Given the appalling criminality and atrocities committed by Western imperialism around the world, she believes that Russia—by opposing such power, and by her growing cooperation with Latin American and Asian countries— offers a new hope to humanity. Ms. Rea is also a contributing author to CounterPunch, Cyrano’s Journal Today, Uncommon Thought Journal, and the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies. She can be reached at email@example.com.
It's Sunday, and it's time for the Election Boycott Advocates to appear on Carson's Corner. Last week after a great discussion on the origins of socialism and social democracies, the Election Boycott Advocates welcome Harry Cason, member/supporter of the Zeitgeist Movement to the show. We will discuss our vision for the future of America and the current issues that face working class Americans- or better yet, the very system that oppresses all of us. How do we overturn that system? What do we put in its place? We will attempt to answer all these questions and more.
Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 1:00pm EST
Robert Tuna Townsend (NV) - a homeowner and a foreclosure fraud activist - will discuss how losing in district court can be a very good thing.
Doug Boggs (CA) - is an Ordained Minister, Spiritual and Energetic Healer, Mystic, Writer, and Activist, who's fighting his own Pro Per foreclosure legal battle against Wells Fargo. This is part of the ongoing discussion series about meditation and personal power. This week we will discuss the necessity to forget everything you thought you knew.