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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bankruptcy guru Edward Altman sees similarities to 2007 in the credit market today

By Julia LaRoche


Legendary bankruptcy expert Dr. Edward Altman cautioned that this benign credit cycle — characterized by low default rates, low yields, low spreads, and lots of liquidity — could come to an abrupt end.

“It’s been a terrific market for investors for quite a long time and if anything is concerning it’s that we now are more than eight years into a benign credit cycle,” Altman, a professor at NYU Stern School of Business, told Yahoo Finance. “We’ve never had such a long benign cycle. And just that one little fact is something that we should be concerned about because if it comes to one and it could come to an end very dramatically.”

Altman, the creator of the financial-distress sniffing Altman Z-Score, warned in mid-2007 of a “Great Credit Bubble” and that there was going to be trouble in the market. He predicted that a meltdown would stem from corporate defaults. While the primary culprit of the financial crisis turned out to be mortgage-backed securities, investors who heeded Altman’s warning nevertheless avoided a lot of grief.

So, how does today’s market compare to the market in 2007.

“There are some similarities, yes, although the situation back in the great financial crisis was pre-meditated by the mortgage-backed securities and we don’t have that problem now,” he said.

Troublingly, Altman sees the reckless behavior of 2007 surfacing again.

“Back in 2007 prior to the crisis in ’08 and ’09, the fundamentals of credit risk of the companies issuing bonds and taking out loans were quite low,” he said. “And the similarity that I see now between 2007 and 2016 is very similar fundamentals, quite a bit high risk and it doesn’t seem to bother the market because it’s the only game in town in terms of getting yield greater than what you can get for low-risk securities like governments and high-grade corporates.”

In other words, investors aren’t buying junk bonds just because the risk-reward balance is favorable. They’re buying because the rewards of investing in lower risk bonds just aren’t cutting it anymore.

Altman is perhaps best known for the Z-Score, a formula he created 50 years ago that’s used to predict bankruptcies. Since that time, he noticed that bankruptcies have gotten increasingly bigger.

“[What] I’ve seen over the years is larger and larger companies filing for bankruptcy on a regular basis. On average, in the United States, something like 15 more than $1 billion companies, in terms of liabilities, go bankrupt every year, on average,” Altman said. “This year already it’s 13. Last year, it was almost 40.”

He noted that inflation has something to do with it, but what’s actually happening is companies have been taking advantage of debt and low interest rates like never before, and the corporate debt ratios are way up.

“Speaking about the Z-score, if you compare the average Z-score of companies in 2007 with the average in 2016, which is the last time we looked at it, guess what. The average is actually lower today than it was in 2007, and 2007 was right before the great financial crisis, and of course, in ’08 and ’09 we saw a tremendous increase in corporate bond defaults and loans.”

Low Z-scores are associated with financial distress.

He added: “So the good news is that it’s no worse, but the bad news is, fundamentally, the companies are no better than they were back in 2007 at least by our model.”

At the moment what’s keeping companies from going bankrupt as they did during the financial crisis is the incredible amount of liquidity and low interest rates.

We’ll see how long that lasts.

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Only in America: Daughter's molester moves in next door to family

By CBSNews


An Oklahoma family wants to change the state law that allowed the man who molested their daughter years ago to move in next door after getting out of prison, reports CBS affiliate KWTV.

"I don't like feel like I can come home," says Danyelle Dyer, who is now speaking out about the case. "This is my safe zone and it's not really my safe zone any more."

State laws say sex offenders cannot live near schools or public playgrounds. But it says nothing about living right next to their victims.

After serving his prison sentence for lewd molestation, Dyer's step-uncle Harold English moved in with his mother, Dyer's grandmother, only about 100 yards away.

"He's right there," Dyer told the station about the man convicted of assaulting her. "And not only does it scare me for my well-being now, but it brings back a lot of things that happened in the past."

The Dyers looked into it and found out that, although several states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia, have laws against sex offenders living near their victims, Oklahoma does not.

English told KWTV that he notified the sheriff's office before moving in. He and his mother both say this is only temporary.

"We've been gone every day looking for a place for him to live and get straightened up so he can have a home again," says Betty Dyer, English's mother. "I didn't want to put him out on the street. Where would he stay?"

English did not want to talk on camera, but says he's sorry, and if given the chance, he would never commit such an act again.

Danyelle Dyer says she and her family are working with state lawmakers to change the sex-offender laws.

"That's just my hope," she says. "Is that I become a role model and a positive change for Oklahoma to help other victims of sexual assault."

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BIG TROOP MOVEMENTS - China and Russia Form Alliance Against USA

BIG TROOP MOVEMENTS - China and Russia Form Alliance Against USA


China has formed an alliance with Russia to oppose further US intervention in Syria - while Russia is helping China to oppose US intervention in North Korea. Battle lines are being drawn and alliances are being formed. Nations are forming up on opposing sides as the potential for World War 3 becomes a greater reality.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Police Pre-Crime Algorithm Uses Social Media Posts Against You in Real-Time

SPECIAL REPORT: Police Pre-Crime Algorithm Uses Social Media Posts Against You in Real-Time


IN THIS VERY IMPORTANT TRUTHSTREAM MEDIA SPECIAL REPORT:

We have finally reached the moment where Orwell's nightmare in 1984 meets the movie Minority Report. We're living there right now.

And, astoundingly, we still hear people saying "Well, I haven't done anything wrong, so I don't have anything to worry about."

Did you know that any time a police officer pulls you over or responds to your 9-1-1 call, he or she is using a pre-crime algorithm which assigns you a color-coded threat score based not just on your criminal background but on everything including "flagged" purchases and all your social media posts which may include any comments that may be construed as "offensive?"

The officer will receive your color coding — red, yellow or green — before he or she ever even sees you based on factors you are not allowed to see or question. Guilty until proven innocent just got thrown completely out the window. Welcome to the modern era of big data and thought crime in Police State, U.S.A.

Unfortunately, the path we are following does not lead to freedom, liberty or individual self-worth.

It is a collective future. A fascist future. A corporatist future. A Sci-Tech dictatorship. A transcendent vision of perfectionism.

In fact, call it whatever you want.

Just don't be deceived into believing any of it is ultimately in your interest.

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The Story of Your Enslavement

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

FBI: US losing hacker war

By for Zero Day



The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it is losing the war against hackers. Shawn Henry, an FBI executive assistant director who is preparing to leave the organization after working for more than two decades with the bureau, says that the U.S. is not keeping up with hackers. Thousands of individuals and groups around the world are taking aim at businesses and government websites, including those in the U.S., and Henry says "we're not winning."

"I don't see how we ever come out of this without changes in technology or changes in behavior, because with the status quo, it's an unsustainable model," Henry told The Wall Street Journal. "Unsustainable in that you never get ahead, never become secure, never have a reasonable expectation of privacy or security."

Furthermore, Henry said FBI agents are increasingly coming across data stolen from companies whose executives had no idea their systems had been breached (see 63% of website owners don't know how they were hacked). "We have found their data in the middle of other investigations,'' Henry told the WSJ.

"They are shocked and, in many cases, they've been breached for many months, in some cases years, which means that an adversary had full visibility into everything occurring on that network, potentially.''

Henry's comments follow a statement made by Richard Clarke, a former cybersecurity and cyberterrorism advisor for the White House. He said every major U.S. company has been infiltrated by hackers employed by the Chinese government to steal R&D.

Although the number of hackers arrested around the world seems to be growing, the attacks keep coming. For example, earlier this week hacktivist group LulzSec hacked MilitarySingles.com and exposed 170,937 accounts belonging to U.S. military members looking for a date, and then hacked communications technology firm CSS Corp and publicly posted the company's entire e-mail database (66 files in total).

The main reason the FBI can't keep up is because the organization is outnumbered. Not only are there too many hackers around the world, but there are also way too many points of entry given all the companies and government agencies the FBI is interested in protecting.

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Judge orders Dookhan to pay $2m to wrongly convicted man

By Shawn Musgrave BostonGlobe



A federal judge has awarded more than $2 million to a man wrongly convicted based on evidence falsified by Annie Dookhan, the former state chemist who created a multimillion-dollar crisis in the state’s criminal justice system. It is the first case in which Dookhan has been ordered to compensate any of the thousands of defendants whose cases she tainted.

US District Judge Indira Talwani determined that Leonardo Johnson, 53, of Dorchester, is entitled to compensatory and punitive damages for the 15 months he served in prison, because Dookhan gave “false testimony to convict an innocent man.”

Dookhan has 30 days to appeal the award amount. Her attorney, Nicolas Gordon of Mansfield, did not respond to questions about the ruling.

“Judge Talwani’s damages assessment provides fair and just compensation for Mr. Johnson, who has suffered and continues to suffer emotional and financial devastation,” said attorney Ilyas Rona, who represents Johnson. “While we are pleased with the outcome for Leonardo Johnson, we are mindful of the other victims who have received nothing.”

It remains unclear how much of the total award Dookhan will be able to pay, and how quickly.
“We are continuing to explore all available options to get our client the best possible result, given the ordeal that he went through,” Rona said.

Johnson was arrested in November 2008 in Chinatown. When an undercover police officer asked him for a “twenty” — a $20 rock of crack cocaine — he saw an opportunity to make some cash to buy drugs for himself, he testified at trial. At the time, Johnson was addicted to crack cocaine, he told the court.

But the small nugget Johnson sold the officer was not, in fact, crack. He later testified it was a small piece of peanut or similar tree nut. He was surprised that an experienced officer even believed it contained any drugs. Johnson had previous arrests for drug possession but said he was never a dealer.

Minutes after the transaction, officers from the Boston Police Department’s drug unit arrested Johnson for distributing narcotics in a school zone.

Unlike the vast majority of people facing drug charges, Johnson refused to take a plea deal. Confident that the substance he sold contained no drugs, he took the stand at trial in November 2009. To Johnson’s surprise, Dookhan, who at the time was a forensic chemist at the Hinton drug lab in Jamaica Plain, testified that chemical tests confirmed the presence of cocaine in the sample.

“I knew she was lying,” Johnson said in an interview. “Ain’t no way, no how a cashew can turn into crack.”

The jury quickly returned a guilty verdict, and Johnson was sentenced to two years and one day in prison.

By the time Dookhan was charged with evidence tampering in September 2012, Johnson had served his sentence in full. He successfully petitioned for a new trial, and Suffolk County prosecutors dropped their case against him in April 2013, citing the ongoing criminal investigation into Dookhan.

Dookhan pleaded guilty in November 2013 to all charges of evidence tampering, including contaminating samples intentionally and testifying on results for tests she never ran. She served three years in prison and was released on parole in April 2016.

The state inspector general ordered retesting on Johnson’s sample in 2014 as part of its review of the Hinton lab. Out of more than 600 analyzed, his was one of 11 samples for which additional testing failed to detect any illegal substances.

As the scope of Dookhan’s misconduct became clear, some predicted a wave of lawsuits would be filed against her, her supervisors, and other state officials. But the onslaught never came.

Only seven others have sued Dookhan or her supervisors in federal court. Two cases were dismissed outright, and three are ongoing. A fourth ongoing case, in which the plaintiff alleges Dookhan falsely certified that a counterfeit substance contained cocaine, was moved to state court.

Last fall, a federal jury declined to grant any money to a Boston man, David Jones, who served 2½ years in prison on distribution charges. Jones did not name Dookhan in his suit, only her superiors at the state health department. He argued that these officials violated his civil rights by failing to catch “unmistakable warning signs” of Dookhan’s misconduct.

The jury found that Dookhan’s three supervisors were not liable for any deprivation of Jones’s rights.

Johnson similarly blamed his incarceration not only on Dookhan but also on her co-workers and superiors. He named another chemist who worked closely with her, three of her supervisors, and the director of the crime lab in his August 2014 federal complaint.

“The lab officials who allowed this to happen never accepted responsibility for their own wrongdoing,” said Rona.

Although the state inspector general’s office reported that Dookhan was the “sole bad actor,” it determined the “most glaring factor” that facilitated her misconduct was a “failure of management.”

Johnson’s complaint cited another inspector general finding that Hinton lab management inappropriately decided not to disclose inconsistent testing results to prosecutors and defense attorneys, such as the mixed results from tests run on Johnson’s sample for the presence of cocaine.

One of Dookhan’s supervisors named in Johnson’s suit, Julie Nassif, was fired when Dookhan’s misconduct came to light. Another, Charles Salemi, retired soon afterward, and the director of the lab, Dr. Linda Han, likewise resigned in September 2012. Elisabeth O’Brien , the lab’s evidence officer, and Daniel Renczkowski, a fellow chemist, still work as state-employed forensic chemists, according to public payroll records.

All five denied wrongdoing, characterizing Johnson’s allegations as vague and subjective. Dookhan, however, filed no response of any kind in the proceedings, neither in response to Johnson’s complaint nor to his demand for monetary damages.

Johnson simultaneously sued the state under a Massachusetts law which provides compensation for the wrongfully convicted.

The state attorney general’s office settled that suit for $250,000 last fall, a common outcome for wrongful conviction claims. As part of the settlement, Johnson agreed to remove all parties except Dookhan from his federal lawsuit. The settlement does not admit any culpability on the part of Nassif, Han, Salemi, O’Brien, or Renczkowski.

The judge reduced the federal damages award by the amount already paid by the state.

Shawn Musgrave can be reached at shawnmusgrave@ gmail.com. Reporting for this story was supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

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According to the FBI, there are at least 22 Islamic paramilitary communes in the US. These communes are operated by the Pakistan-based group Jamaat al-Fuqra and its main US front group, Muslims of the Americas.

Conservative blogger Pamela Geller has been keeping an eye on the camps because she's lonely, bored and horny and has nothing better to do.

Geller says that most of the members of these camps are African-Americans who have converted to Islam while doing time in state or federal prison.

The group trains members in the use of small arms and military tactics.

In fact, a summary by the FBI states: “The captioned investigation of the Muslims of America is based upon specific and articulate facts giving justification to believe they are engaged in international terrorism or activities in preparation thereof…”

Muslims of the Americas (MOA) is not listed as a terrorist organization by the State Department.

Geller comments:
Probably they haven’t been raided because Jamaat al-Fuqra is not listed as a terrorist group by the U.S. government and because there is a great reluctance among government and law enforcement agencies across the board, no matter who is president, to appear to be anti-Muslim.These compounds say they’re peaceful Muslim communities, and the government wants to give the impression that such things can exist in the U.S. without any trouble.
A 1991 raid after a foiled MOA Toronto bomb plot caused a compound 70 miles south of Dallas to be raided. Federal officials found loose ammunition and books on counter-terrorism techniques and weaponry.

According to UndergroundNewz, “A 2007 FBI record states that members of the group have been involved in at least 10 murders, one disappearance, three firebombings, one attempted firebombing, two explosive bombings, and one attempted bombing.”

Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann told Underground Newz:
For years we’ve heard viable reports and seen photos and video tape suggesting Islamic jihadist training camps located in states such as Texas, Georgia and elsewhere. U.S. national law enforcement agencies have a duty to secure the safety of the American people – that is the number one duty of government.
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Guns, weapons and drugs have been seized from a network of right-wing extremists operating paramilitary training camps in German forests amid fears of a potential attack.

Investigators in the state of Thuringia said at least 13 known suspects were part of the group, including some from an “internationally active right-wing movement”.

The state office of criminal investigation said short and long-range guns, ammunition and other weaponry was uncovered alongside a small amount of drugs.

Police also seized right-wing propaganda, mobile phones and computers in dawn raids at 14 properties in Thuringia, Erfurt and Göttingen, in Lower Saxony.

A spokesperson said the operation targeted a “criminal organisation” accused of setting up paramilitary training camps in the region’s forests, adding: “Some of the suspects are believed to be members of an internationally-active right-wing extremist movement, which aims to abolish the social and governmental order of Germany and other European states.”

The raids were coordinated by Germany’s GSG 9 counter-terror force, supported by police from six states. Authorities did not confirm whether the group was plotting an attack.

During the searches, a man who was not originally under investigation was arrested for attacking and injuring two officers.

Another suspect was arrested for using symbols of “unconstitutional organisations” – a phrase frequently used by Germany authorities to refer to Nazi-era memorabilia and symbols including the swastika.

Officials said the suspect found with “numerous” guns was believed to be a member of the so-called Reichsbürger movement, which claims the current German state is illegitimate and is alleged to have neo-Nazi links.

Police are now investigating whether to withdraw his firearms licence.

A Reichsbürger shot a police officer dead during a raid in Bavaria in October, shocking Germany and prompting a government crackdown on resurgent far-right groups.

Politicians from Germany’s Die Linke party claimed the network uncovered on Friday was linked to the far-right Europäische Aktion (European Action) group, which was founded by a Swiss Holocaust denier in 2008.

Europäische Aktion’s stated aims include creating a European “confederation” that would abolish the Euro and the EU, force the return of anyone judged to be non-Europeans to their countries of origin, and abolish Germany and Austria in favour of a “Reich” with pre-Second World War borders.

Its Facebook page, which remains online, propagates neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic and white supremacist ideology claiming the existence of a “long-planned campaign to exterminate the indigenous peoples of Europe” with an “invasion” from Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Europäische Aktion’s members are based in Germany, Switzerland and Austria but active in a far wider set of countries including the UK, France, Hungary, Spain and Sweden.

Die Welt reported that the organisation was intending to dissolve and re-form under a different name to evade investigations by authorities.

Germany has been shaken by a series of Isis-related terror attacks, as well as the Reichsbürger murder and foiled plots from both Islamists and the far-right.

Earlier this year, a Bundeswehr soldier was found posing as a Syrian refugee to plot a false flag shooting attack that prosecutors said aimed to turn Germany against migrants.

A group of extremists from the far-right Oldschool Society group have been put on trial for plotting to attack accommodation for asylum seekers, while a homemade bomb emblazoned with a swastika and symbol of the Nazi SS was discovered earlier this year.

Thousands of attacks on refugee centres have been documented as part of a rise in political violence by both the right and left wing, amid heightened tensions over the arrival of more than a million asylum seekers in Germany and sex attacks in Cologne.

On Thursday, the Bundestag voted to cut off state funding for the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), which narrowly escaped being banned earlier this year.

The party, viewed by Germany's intelligence agency as racist, anti-Semitic and revisionist, has never won a seat in the federal parliament and has lost all its seats in regional assemblies.

But it retains representatives on local councils, and so receives about €1m (£880,000) a year from the German government.

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