Thursday, October 7, 2010
The banks are figuring out new ways to screw the consumer. After writing my New Moon/Venus R essay for my website, I discovered that there was a ‘discrepancy’ on our business account. Trying to straighten it out at the bank, I was basically told I was ‘out of luck’, and there was ‘nothing I could do’ to remedy the situation. After some sleight of hand maneuvering, I was able to cover the losses, but who knew? When did the rules change? “Ohhh... about 2 months ago.” Thanks for telling us Mr. Bank! But why do I feel like I just got robbed?
A new movie is coming out on the same day as the Venus station, on Friday, October 8th, entitled “Inside Job”. This is a documentary film that states the facts about how and why the economic crisis of 2008 occurred and who is to blame. It shows how the banking industry and Wall St. committed a gigantic fraud and theft against the public, and, because they have such a strong influence on the political establishment via lobbying and payoffs, they’re getting away with it. Hence the title, “Inside Job”.
The last time Venus was Retrograde, in the Spring of 2009, the country was rocking with the disclosure that AIG had awarded $200 million in bonuses to their executives, after Congress gave them $170 billion of our money, without any strings attached or stipulations. Scorpio, where Venus is this time around, is a sign associated with big money, banks, insurance companies and Wall Street. It is a sign co-ruled, with Mars, by Pluto. In 2009, Venus was applying to a square to Pluto at the time of its Retrograde. With that came demands to some how get out money back. Very Venus Retrograde.
Now, Venus is stationing Retrograde, there are issues about a good amount of these foreclosures having to be reassessed because no one knows who owns the mortgages (thanks to tricky financial maneuvering)... very Scorpio topics...
Venus rules money, finances. Scorpio rules (among other things) big money, corporate money, banks, lenders, insurance companies, syndicates, Wall Street, finances controlled by ‘others’, as well as secrets, hidden assets, debts, loans, endings, transformation, and negatively, greed, avarice, power, jealousy and manipulation. When Venus stations, and turns Retrograde, we often see financial adjustments being made.
New York Times writer, Gretchen Morgenson, simplistically refers to (JP Morgan and GMC) lenders suspending foreclosures as having to do so, due to “flawed paperwork”. Most reports seem to indicate that there are just simple typing errors that need to be rectified before big banks and lenders can proceed again with foreclosures. However, it is not just a case of having the appropriate paperwork. Apparently there is a huge case for fraud and deception emerging amid fabricated documents, ‘foreclosure mills’, and ‘robo-signers’. All deceptively complicated and illegal. The not so light side of a typical Scorpio crime syndicate.
Obama thankfully just vetoed a bill that would have made it more difficult for homeowners to challenge foreclosures, citing that the repercussions of such a bill (which passed unanimously in Congress) need to be more thoroughly explored. A lot of this tricky banking, just makes my eyes water with confusion. They lose me with their Wall St. jargon and shenanigans. However, even I can figure out that there’s a lot of fishy maneuvering going on. And some how the consumers just keep on getting screwed. And the criminals just keep on getting away with it. Where is our Elizabeth Warren when we need her?