Housing is a Civil Right

Housing is a Civil Right

Saturday, May 26, 2018

KingCast Says Seattle is Going to Hell in a Hand Basket. Meanwhile, an RCW §42.56 Public Records Request to City Attorney Pete Holmes on Multnomah County et al. v. MERS.

Prologue to Prologue:  So now these clowns repeal the head tax, leaving no clear mechanism to fund the mandate to help the poor and homeless.  And MERS sits on the table. I have not heard back on my request for records. I'll be pressing on this during he week of the 18th.

Prologue: As my colleague Michelle Darnell aptly points out on her FB page, City Council doesn't mind skyrocketing rents and all of that stuff because the more money you make the busier you are, and you are likely working for an MNC and won't rock the system. The less money you have, the less opportunity you have to rock the system because you're worried about where your next meal is coming from. I think Kshama Sawant is one of the worst offenders when it comes to the banking and MERS. I congratulated her healthily years ago when she squared off and defeated Rich Conlin, and I did free videos for her campaign but now she will not say one damn thing about MERS publicly when she used to march and protest with us. I guess that doesn't look so good on her portfolio these days, right:  

Proof:  http://mortgagemovies.blogspot.com/2013/11/kingcast-and-mortgage-movies-applaud.html 
Yah that's me standing behind Kshama's head.
Do your Googling. Stay informed.
There is a movie at the link above. Read the comments.
Turns out I was wrong, and IrishSlave was right.
He said "sellout or be crushed."
I said "doubtful."


Seattle is going to hell in a handbasket. The debacle and disrespect concerning Interim Police Chief Carmen Best is only a symptom.  Watch the top video for well-reasoned community uproar.

I told you 4 years ago that Seattle had a burgeoning crime problem as our windshields were smashed, my bike lit on fire and a stalker roamed the streets of First Hill. My ex and I were assaulted by a mentally unstable person in our apartment building. Our dog was killed by an unscrupulous day care owner while local municipalities largely turned a blind eye. We had to sue (KOMO coverage). Rest and Play in Peace Livi the Wonderdog, we love you.

Now we have opioids in our mussels, people stealing mail by the bushel in Queen Anne, dead people showing up on our public streets in Ridgecrest, a community-minded woman stabbed 60 times allegedly by her deadbeat housemate and a woman raped at a local Volkswagen dealer. 


We all know and love this woman. I don't advocate violence but yah I want to kill the guy; at least punch him in the throat and break his windpipe but I digress. That won't help her heal and she is an amazing person and we wish her nothing but the best in her recovery. But even if we did not know her, this is a post I have been waiting to write for a few days now, ever since returning from two multi-city jaunts in the past month in my former cites of Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas and several more airports to boot:

When I return to Seattle I feel that the City has lost its harmonic or hormonal balances. There is so much rampant homelessness and mental illness around here it's post apocalyptic. I can't put my finger on it but I feel it is the presence of The Devil. I am definitely on an Exit Seattle plan in the next two years. Just spoke to an old mortgage and radio friend of mine who moved to Arizona recently. She couldn't be happier. I won't be going anywhere near Sheriff Joe's Maricopa County, but there are many other possible venues in AZ and beyond that are not poisoned by the seed of the Devil, IMO. That's all I'm going to say. The crime statistics say the rest.

PS: Meanwhile City Council continues to ignore the possibility of suing Mortgage Electronic Registration Services to help pay for solutions to the homeless epidemic. This in spite of the fact that our tax dollars were paid to my colleague Marie McDonnell to conduct a study of the King County Recorder's Office. She recommended suing MERS but I had to leak the study (The David Dayan Intercept story and report) because they refused to provide it and with the exception of Nick Licata they all refused to even allow her to present her findings in public.

Meanwhile Multnomah County -- Portland -- sued MERS and collected $9M. King County is three times the population so we are turning down approximately $25M there, and then eleven other Counties have sued MERS in Oregon as well, still pending. So next week I am going to print this journal entry out and return to City Council and demand all public records where City Attorney Pete Holmes or any City Councilors individually or collectively studied the possibility of suing MERS and the reasons why they have thus far decided not to do so. 

If they claim that there are no responsive documents then I want a written explanation from Attorney Holmes as to why he is not working the the County or others to sue MERS.  I like Pete. In general I think he's a good City Attorney. But I have no sacred cows and I'm going to ask the difficult questions. It's what I do.

Now Tim (Burgess) et al, y'all can be as mad as you want to be with me, but I'm not the problem I'm only a messenger.  And long after I roll out of here the words falling out of my mouth will echo across your individual and collective conscience for the rest of your lives. Every time you walk into that Council Chamber you will remember I told you so.  Remember that.

Monday, May 14, 2018

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See MERS and U.S. Bank et al. Continue to Screw Seattle Area Vietnam Veteran and Father on a Predatory Loan and Foreclosure.

Read an email I sent out to Department of Financial Institutions and others 
below the bottom video. We all know major press won't touch this
so I am taking to my own cable TV show. To hell with them.

Note: All videos are posted here.
Predatory lending and dishonest banking and mortgage industry have conspired to ruin Michael Levitz' life:  Many years ago his wife signed a predatory Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) and a huge balloon payment. How do I know this?  Because I was a closing attorney fifteen (15) years ago when these sleazy products were being sold. All kinds of products that allowed everyone to buy a home but no one to actually own one.  Even people who did nothing with their homes were harmed because of the diminishing equity they faced; it was complete cyclical destruction of the middle class. See S&L scandal of the 1980's and Enron of the 1990's. Saul Alinsky will tell you all about that. 

But I digress. Knowing he was about to get jammed up he structured a sale of a portion of his mountain view/lake view property several years ago and was in escrow when the purported lending institution -- Chevy Chase Bank -- disappeared. It was being merged. So instead of being able to pay off the mortgage he went into limbo and they went into hate mode, tacking on usurious fees and penalties, dual tracking him while he was in mediation, and putting on force-placed insurance, whatever bad they could do to this guy, they did it.

So I started making movies about his situation and contacting Washington State authorities including the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Financial Institutions who have had feet of clay for some time now, even though the AG had previously argued that MERS wrecks a Chain of Title and the DFI has already ruled that MERS is a False and Deceptive business practice when cited as being a Beneficiary.

Well then I got him a lawyer -- two of them to be precise. They filed a Chapter 11 in Federal Court. The only debt this guy really has is this stupid mortgage albatross.

They were in settlement mode when the banksters filed a malicious Motion to Dismiss the Adversary Complaint, basically arguing that the Quit Claim Deed to the property and his Power of Attorney from his estranged wife is not good enough for him to proceed, and that it's OK for MERS to be a Beneficiary -- no harm no foul -- regardless of what the Law technically says. 


Stay tuned folks and watch the video on top and do your own Google searches for Michael and me. I'm taking this one to my TV show on Roku in June. Watch for "Corruption Meets Camera."

Meanwhile many of us who joined with Marie McDonnell 3 years ago after her King County/MERS audit will be at City Hall tomorrow as the city continues to grapple with its homeless issue and corporate taxation, i.e. "the Amazon Tax."  Query, where in the hell were they 3 years ago when they refused to sue MERS as they had done in Multnomah and other Oregon Counties and settled for millions.  Seattle took taxpayer money and paid Ms. McDonnell to do a report, she did a report and encouraged litigation, then the only City Council with the chutzpah to agree to let her present was Nick Licata. 

We had to hold our own Mortgage Economic Reality Summit because Seattle City Council were too scared to sue MERS... and this includes Kshama Sawant. I say this because back when I was making free campaign movies for her she was big into the fight against these banks and actually got arrested. Since then, nothing from her on MERS. Anyway, read this and watch this:


MERS to Quality = No Standing to Foreclose. And Mike Wileman is a robo signer to boot. Read the documents.
January 09, 2018 at 5:53 AM
Great Morning folks.

MERS cannot appoint a Successor Trustee. It’s that simple. Quality has no Standing and there is no Real Party in Interest Manifest.

In this case the Assignment is void ab initio because it is all about the entity of MERS, rather than identity of the individual robo-signer, which would render the Assignment merely voidable. Therefore Mr. Levitz may correctly challenge under Yvanova v. New Century 365 P.3d 845 (2016). 

How can MERS Assign that which it does not own?
And again this Series is not even registered with the SEC
When did Mike Wileman work for MERS? 
He worked for Orion Financial Group 2001-2017.
CitiMortgage Settled foreclosure Fraud Cases involving Orion documents. Lynn Szymoniak sued Orion as well, on her way to her $18M Settlement. Orion might not have been flagged, but they are dirty too. 

MERS made QLSC Trustee but MERS cannot do this.
And the underlying Trust is not registered with the SEC.