Tuesday, October 19, 2010


After a meticulously long investigation, and after Dick Corp. stocks took an invigorating dip in the crapper, we here at Dick Central have decided that we have a legal right to blog, irregardless of content or author. We've also decided that the whole "integrity" issue is "overblown." So, NYAH, NYAH, NYAH to any naysayers out there.

WASHINGTON – The pace of U.S. home foreclosures may not slow much after all.

Bank of America said Monday that it plans to resume seizing more than 100,000 homes in 23 states next week. It said it has a legal right to foreclose despite accusations that documents used in the process were flawed.

Other major lenders have yet to say whether they will follow suit and resume foreclosures in the 23 states that require a judge's approval. But analysts said they expect the move by the nation's biggest bank will mean other lenders will proceed with a wave of foreclosures that have depressed the housing market.

Banking analyst Nancy Bush of NAB Research said other lenders are likely to follow because foreclosure practices were similar from bank to bank.

"We'll be back to square one by the end of the year," she said.


ericswan said...

Thousands of explicit photos that Col. Russell Williams took while wearing women's and girls' lingerie show how his sexual obsession escalated from lesser crimes to sexual assault and murder, a Belleville, Ont., court heard Monday.

The decorated former commander of Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in eastern Ontario, pleaded guilty to all 88 charges against him — including two counts of first-degree murder, two counts each of sexual assault and forcible confinement and 82 break-ins and attempted break-ins.
Williams, 47, was arraigned on the murder charges Monday before Judge Robert F. Scott in Ontario Superior Court. Wearing a dark suit and grey button-down shirt, Williams quietly pleaded: "Guilty, your honour."

For the deaths of Jessica Lloyd, 27, and Cpl. Marie-France Comeau, 38, Williams faces an automatic sentence of life in prison, with no possibility of parole for at least 25 years.

Crown attorney Lee Burgess told court that Williams had pleaded guilty to some "very serious crimes."

"In relation to each of the murders of Comeau and Lloyd, his crimes have been deliberate, both in [the] course of committing a sexual assault, and while he confined his victims," Burgess said.

"Given the seriousness of charges, it's important for the court to have a full account of the facts. These facts will be extremely disturbing. The evidence will cause further emotional pain for loved ones of victims."

Lloyd's mother, Roxanne, sat in the courtroom holding a large framed photo of her daughter.

Also looking on were Belleville’s police chief, OPP lead investigator Chris Nicholas as well as roughly 40 victims and family members, including Williams’s second sexual assault victim, Laurie Massicotte.

In one of the sexual assaults, Burgess said the victim awoke to someone holding her head. Williams struck the victim several times and tried to bind her hands with a blanket. He told her he would not hurt her. He covered her head and then undressed her while taking photographs. At one point he left the room. She later noted underwear missing.

After his arrest, Williams admitted to being the perpetrator. He broke into the house twice more after the sexual assault. He had two hard drives at his Ottawa residence with catalogued evidence detailing the attack in a document and with photos, including pictures of the victim's driver's licence and insurance benefits card.

An agreed statement of facts was read out in court tracing the chronology and escalation of Williams's offences.

According to that statement, Williams lived with his wife in Ottawa. In 2004, he purchased a cottage in Tweed, Ont.

Following his appointment as Trenton base commander in charge of 3,000 people, he lived in Tweed during the week and went to his Ottawa home on weekends.

The investigation into the crimes began after Lloyd's disappearance. Williams, who was a rising star in the military, was interviewed in relation to the crimes on Feb. 7, 2010. He had come to the attention of police at a Feb. 4 roadside checkpoint, just days after Lloyd was killed, when his SUV's unusual tires were linked to tread marks at one of the crime scenes.

The interview revealed his involvement in the deaths of Comeau and Lloyd. Subsequent interviews implicated him in 82 break-ins. Only 17 homeowners reported their homes had been broken into, while 61 incidents went undetected or unreported until Williams's arrest. Most break-ins occurred at night, many after midnight.


Morocco Bama said...

Eric, your story proves that Dr. Strangelove isn't fiction.

Richard, your last two posts were highly cryptic. I can take a stab.

Are Cass Sunstein and his "extremist coalition of communists, socialists and other radicals working both inside and outside the administration to draft and advance current White House policy goals" at the heart of your current trouble?

Perhaps you can commiserate with Glenn Beck, since he checks under his bed for Cass Sunstein and the Communists every night.....and yet there's Glenn, unimpeded, defecating into the microphone and in front of the camera every fucking day, without fail.

This looks like some juicy intellectual reading. And it was No. 1 on Amazon for a while. Can you believe that? I can.


Morocco Bama said...

In case you were not aware, Yahoo Finance is sadistic satire. Here's their latest laugher:

Stay-at-Home' Set Needs Retirement Plan

"In general, the stay-at-home parent is handling the household finances, so it is becoming even more common for them to say that they need to plan for retirement and have their own income whether or not a spouse or significant other does," she says. "Recognizing the need to save for retirement is the most important first step."


That's right up there with Curb Your Enthusiasm material.

Retirement? What a gas!!!!

just_another_dick said...

Don't knock Yahoo Finance Shrub, it gives the wife and I great chuckles.
Personally, I love their continual "toady up to the boss" employment advice the best.

Coming in a close 3rd are their "advice to the lovelorn" segments.
As I read them to my wife I dangle each word off my tongue as if it were a plastic diamond.

Plastic diamonds make the best gifts for plastic people, don't you agree?

For all I care Shrub, Cass Sunstein and Glenn Beck can remain glued in a mutual fellati-ouroborus 69 for all eternity.

ericswan said...

I find myself obsessing over Col. Williams. It may be the hourly reports with pics of him wearing the panties, bras, corsets of his pre-teen to late cougar singles. I won't bore you with the details but this guy photographed himself raping and murdering, cross-dressing and an incredible catalogue of panties that he stored in his garage ceiling with a hard drive of thousands of pics which required a trip to the country twice to destroy undergarments that no longer met his needs. The pics of masturbation apparently made the courthouse very agitated and distressed.
Did I mention that Col. Williams was the personal pilot for Prime Minister Harper? Prolly not, as that part of the story has been dropped from the wall to wall coverage we are getting since his guilty plea yesterday. I don't know how he ever got that 9 year old's panties on but they obviously were not his.
I only bring this up here for your perusal as you seem to have a knack for seeing into the dark recesses of the mind gone over the edge.

Morocco Bama said...

What edge?

Rabbi Yosef to the goyim, said...

Serve me, and live long.

Morocco Yosef said...

Eric, here's a clip about the Colonel's predilection. It's quite harmless, actually. We really shouldn't judge. Fast forward to the 5:55 mark.


mool kaudit said...

It continues on this clip.