Links and Resources
Market Ticker – Karl Denninger, featured FedUpUSA contributor providing daily market commentary and analysis.
Market Ticker Blog-Talk Radio Show – Market-Ticker Blog-Talk Radio Show – Every Monday afternoon at 4:30 PM ET
Mike “Mish” Shedlock – Mike Shedlock / Mish is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.
Zero Hedge – Regularly featured FedUpUSA contributor providing daily market commentary, economic analysis and insider information from our financial markets; uncovering and revealing fraud and corruption on a daily basis
Tavakoli Structured Finance, Inc. – Janet Tavakoli was years ahead of the financial industry predicting lax underwriting, excessive leverage and misrating of structured products would result in a global financial crisis. Janet is widely considered the world’s foremost expert on derivatives.
Naked Capitalism – While there are a number of contributors here, Yves Smith brings hard-hitting commentary and analysis to the blogosphere. Never one to mince words, Yves is exceedingly good at pointing out what many miss in the world of economics.
Reggie Middleton – BoomBustBlog – Reggie Middleton is an entrepreneurial investor who guides a small team of independent analysts to uncover truths, seldom if, ever published in the mainstream media or Wall Street analysts reports. Since the inception of his BoomBustBlog, he has established an absolutely outstanding track record.
Ludwig von Mises Institute – The world’s center of the Austrian School of economics and libertarian political and social theory. The Mises Center is filled with educational materials many o which are sadly, missing from our schools. They also have a host of writers offering daily commentary on markets and economics.
dataSlave – Financial Jenga – Historian by training and analyst by temperament and profession, dataSlave has managed money for several of the world’s largest investment firms. He has grown increasingly concerned at the series of financial frenzies and seeks to share his views as well as learn from others. The handle, dataSlave was used on Yahoo message boards back when they were a useful discussion forum. dataSlave now resides in an undisclosed but poorly guarded location somewhere in the Western Hemisphere.
Clearcut Bainbridge – The purpose of this blog is to examine Bainbridge Island (WA) as an example of how the global credit bubble can impact a community, which believes they are immune to these forces, due to some sense of “specialness.” This blog also seeks to continue a dialogue concerning macro-economic forces as they relate to people in the Westsound region. Bainbridge Island is also home to the Institute for Ecnomic Reality (IER), for which FedUpUSA.org is the Great Lakes Association Fellow.
The Economic Collapse – Michael Snyder’s common-sense approach to economics, highlighting as advertised: the economic collapse.
David Rosenberg – Clients of Gluskin Sheff enjoy complimentary access to all of Gluskin Sheff’s economic reports featuring the firm’s Chief Economist & Strategist, David Rosenberg and his daily commentary, Breakfast With Dave.
The Automatic Earth – Insightful commentary on the economic situation, practical advice and discussion of monetary theory with Ilargi and Stoneleigh.
William K. Black – Associate Professor of Economics and Law at University of Missouri – Kansas City. He was the Executive Director for Fraud Prevention from 2005-2007. He was litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, deputy director of the FSLIC, SVP and General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision. He was deputy director of the National Commission on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement.
The Consumer Metrics Institute – Founded on a simple observation: many ‘leading’ economic indicators are published, but few (if any) are sufficiently ‘leading’ to be meaningful to investors. In fact, many ‘leading’ indicators use the prior month’s equity market results as a key component of their indexes. Investors may find their last month-end account statement more timely. To remedy this, the Consumer Metrics Institute has developed (and is continuing to develope) techniques for monitoring ‘up-stream’ economic activities on a daily basis.
Jesse’s Cafe Americain – Insightful commentary on our socio-economic and financial situation.
Naked Capitalism – A collaboration of numerous contributors from the world of finance and economics as well as daily market analysis.
Nathan’s Economic Edge – Author and frequent contributor to FedUpUSA, Nathan Martin’s insightful and revealing economic analysis. Nathan is also the creator of Freedom’s Vision and SwarmUSA, organizations devoted to the creation and implementation of a Constitutional monetary system.
Of Two Minds – Charles Hugh Smith, providing sound, logical analysis of the crisis facing America today.
Shadow Stats – The REAL unemployment numbers, not the cooked numbers from the government. John Williams has developed the hands-down most accurate methodology for measuring and discerning true economic data that reflects reality.
My Budget 360 – Investing ideas and economic analysis for preserving wealth in a fluctuating market.
Institutional Risk Analytics – The world’s foremost expert on banking risk analysis, featuring the expertise of Chris Whalen.
Gonzalo Lira – Gonzalo Lira is a novelist, filmmaker and economic commentator. He lives in Chile.
Money and Markets – Martin Weiss’s Money and Markets – Financial and economic analysis.
Mark Hanson Advisors – Unbiased expert real estate and mortgage sector insight drawing upon years of real-life experience. With years of on-the-ground sector experience and proprietary data available only to a few firms, Mark Hanson Advisors provides clients with insight never before available…many times months aghead of macro and company-specific headlines and events.
Institute for Truth in Accounting – Exposing the truth at the state, local and federal levels. Get the real facts and the real numbers here.
Behind Enemy Lines – Mike Morgan providing daily analysis on housing, real estate and the markets.
Goldman Sachs 666 – Mike Morgan’s site devoted to exposing the corruption of Goldman Sachs.
Value Engine – Richard Suttmeier, Provides daily economic analysis and in depth market information (by subscription).
RGE Monitor – Nouriel Roubini, Economist, Financial Expert.
Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) – Expert analysis and research.
Bloomberg – Economic and market news.
READ THIS FIRST — DON’T GET SCAMMED! – How to differentiate between a legitimate attorney’s offer of help and outright scams. How to spot the tell-tale signs.
Twains Thoughts – A blog created to focus occasional comments on the financial, mortgage, and foreclosure crisis facing the nation and the globe. The author has opted to write under a nom-de-plume … as Twain Jr. Outstanding investigative reporting and analysis.
ScrewTheBanks – Just what it sounds like. Ways for you the consumer to stop being victims of the fraud and corruption perpetrated by the banking system. These big banking institutions committed fraud. Do not allow them to profit from the use of your money to commit yet more fraud.
4closureFraud – Created to help anyone who decided to look for the truth against the frauds that have been perpetrated on Americans facing the loss of everything they ever had. If you want to see hard proof of the massive fraud being perpetrated on the American public by the banks, this is the site you want to check out.
The Dailey Law Firm, P.C. – Located in Royal Oak, Michigan, and hosting The Law Show, broadcast each Sunday at 11:00 AM Eastern on WJR, the Dailey Law Firm is leading the the fight against fraudulent foreclosures in Michigan. Currently, they have initiated one class action lawsuit against Bank of America on behalf of homeowners foreclosed upon by MERS. Associate, Justin Grove, has also filed a number of quiet title actions since the recent Michigan Appeals Court ruling shutting down foreclosures initiated by MERS. If you are a homeowner in Michigan in need of help with foreclosure or MERS is in your chain of title, this is the law firm to call.
Max Gardner’s Boot Camp Graduate List* - Max Gardner is a foreclosure defense pioneer. If you’re looking for an attorney who understands the fraud perpetrated by the mortgage lenders, Max Gardner is your guy. Even better news is that Mr. Gardner is passing on his in-depth knowledge to other attorneys around the country and he currently hosts not only bankruptcy law boot camps, but a special Securitization Boot Camp to teach attorneys what they need to know about helping consumers wade their way through mortgage servicing and securitization issues. Whether you are facing foreclosure, you have title issues, or whether you just want to know who whom you are really indebted, you may want to enlist the help of one of the attorneys on this list. Most provide free initial consultations. (* Disclaimer: FedUpUSA has no affiliation with Max Gardner or his seminars or affiliates.)
Chink In The Armor – An introductory course in how to think in the upside down Bizarro World of MERS and foreclosure fraud.
Stop Foreclosure Fraud – Just as the name implies, tons of information on your legal rights in foreclosure, quiet title actions and information on foreclosure laws state-by-state.
Living Lies – Neil Garfield’s clearing house of information regarding foreclosure fraud. Here you can find tools and information to help you research your property records, case law and procedures and keep up with the latest legal filings across the country.
Foreclosure Defense Nationwide – William Jeff Barnes, Esq. is the founder of the Foreclosure Defense Nationwide (FDN) website. His law practice is primarily oriented towards defense of foreclosure actions throughout the United States with his Firm currently representing victims in foreclosure and predatory lending practices with local counsel where required in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Mortgage Lender Implode – Tracking the world of real estate and mortgage lending – the original exposer of subprime lending corruption.
Foreclosure Hamlet – Supporting, informing and connecting people in foreclosure. There is a wealth of information here about how to defend yourself against foreclosure.
Matt Weidner’s Law Blog – An experienced foreclosure defense attorney, Matt is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his Blog and his YouTube videos. Learn what the mortgage lenders and banks don’t want you to know.
Richard C. Angelo, Jr. – A consumer advocate, Mr. Angelo is one of the few attorneys in Michigan that understands securitization, mortgage and servicing fraud. While Michigan is a non-judical state, if you need help with stopping foreclosure, trying to get a mortgage modification or tracking down what happened to your mortgage note, this is the attorney to call.
The Slosh Report – This is where you can view the daily movements of the monetary base of the United States of America
The H.3 Report – A report issued monthly by the Federal Reserve which shows the monetary base of the United States of America
The H.4 Report – Factors Effecting Reserve Balances
Total Borrowings of Depository Institutions – The Federal Reserve’s own accounting of how much money our banking institutions are borrowing from the Federal Reserve
Non-Borrowed Reserves – The Federal Reserve’s own accounting of how much of your deposits are actually ‘not borrowed’ – that is, where did your deposits go? The answer? The banks lost them all. If not for the borrowings from the Federal Reserve (which money is supplied by the Treasury, which is YOUR tax money, the banks would have none of the money you deposited with them.)
The Z.1 Report – Total debt of the United States. (Caution; not for the feint of heart.)
M.1 Money Multiplier - Adjusted monetary base of the United States. In plain English, this is a measurement of the velocity of money – which is the rate at which money being created creates more money (or doesn’t). Uncle Scrooge explains the velocity of money on our Educational Videos page.
Eric Odom’s Blog: Planes, Trains and Politics – One of the first few activists to respond to Rick Santelli’s infamous rant, he built the original website used to plan for the February 2009 tea parties. After being pulled in other directions, Eric is now back on track and focusing like a laser-beam on what is important: The Biggest Financial Theft In The History of Man. Eric is proving the Tea Party hasn’t lost sight of its original intent: STOP THE LOOTING & START PROSECUTING!
GradeGov – TV, radio, Internet, and newspapers are filled with politicians talking at you. It’s time that they started listening to you. At GradeGov.com, you can send a grade to individual Members of Congress — an A, B, C, D, or F — and write a letter explaining your grade. GradeGov keeps the message simple. Everyone understands an “A” and an “F.”
Bankrupting America – A project of Public Notice, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization 100 percent focused on arming people with the economic facts and figures needed to evaluate the policies our leaders are proposing. Nearly every poll shows that citizens are very concerned about the direction of our country and uniquely interested in topics related to the economy and government, spending, and intervention. Yet, because fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policies are so complex, most Americans feel completely in the dark about economic issues. Bankrupting America aims to cut through the clutter and shed some light on the policies that play such a big role in our lives.
The Kick Them All Out Project – Fighting corruption in our government by getting rid of the guilty one district at a time
A New Way Forward – Their mission is to change the financial industry from one that skirts and dictates laws to reap false profits for the few at the expense of the many into one that takes its proper place as a facilitator of general prosperity; to break the elite alliance between the financial industry and politicians
ICaucus – Find out how Congress was stolen from you and what you can do to take back our government.
Americans for Prosperity – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) are committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process. AFP is an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state and federal levels. The grassroots members of AFP advocate for public policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory restraint.
We The People Foundation – “Our recent initiatives have focused largely on questioning the federal government’s abuse of its constitutional powers to incur debt, tax labor, create currency by fiat, conduct war and police the peace, among many others.
Get Out Of Our House – A non-partisan plan to replace the politicians who have become corrupt and self-serving.
American Liberty Alliance – A national network of grassroots activists who are fighting to promote and defend the cause of individual liberty, free market principles and limited government. As an independent movement that has evolved from other successful initiatives across the country, ALA is now poised to act as a catalyst for intellectual activism on key social and economic issues, and to act as a true voice for progressive-minded constituents who need and want a closer adherence to classical liberalism and libertarian ideals.
The Liberty Coalition – Working to help organize, support, and coordinate transpartisan public policy activities related to civil liberties and basic rights
Freedom’s Vision – The American Party – Securing our money, our freedom, our future. “It’s not WHAT backs our money, it’s WHO controls the QUANTITY!”
“It’s the DEBT, Stupid!”
We’re Doing Something About it! Come Join the Swarm!
National Center for Constitutional Studies – No further explanation needed.
Constitution Preservation – Michael Badnarick’s site devoted to educating people about the U.S. Constitution.
Financial Terrorists – Financial Terrorists Project and Game is not only a satirical form of artistic expression it is also educational which aims to encourage better citizenry. The deck is quickly becoming a collector’s item. Once you find out who the scoundrels are you will ask, “Just who do these crooks think they are, and why the hell are they still walking free?!”
Pension Jackpot – Did you ever wonder how much money you would need to save to retire in luxury like our civil ‘masters’? Wonder no more, all you need to do is find your favorite retired local ‘servant’ and input the data. You can instantly compare compensation of any public employee to an equivillent private sector employee. Not for the faint of heart.
Leverage: How Cheap Money Will Destroy The World – By FedUpUSA Co-Founder, Karl Denninger. Debasement of the dollar by ill use of leverage is destroying the global economy. Karl Denninger, well known market commentator, has been following the path that money has taken throughout history, charting its rises and falls, to discover that currencies are debased when moneyed and powerful interests pull the levers of government and policy to enrich themselves at the expense of many. Coming in December 2011.
The Coming Collapse of the American Republic: And what you can do to prevent it – A book by Robert A. Hall, all proceeds go to help wounded veterans.
The Wounded Warrior Project - To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women. The greatest casualty is being forgotten.
Operation Soldier Assist – Here at OSA, we often get letters requesting adoption and support because the government hired contractors are charging way to much at the bases stores, sometimes just a poor stock of supplies. Some just wish to have someone to write to and visit with. Most need some sort of help with the following items: personal hygiene items, books, magazines, CD’s, DVD’s, new boots, and new uniforms items. I know some may feel that boots and new uniform items are over the top, there NOT. Remember a gift is not a gift if it costs you nothing, and this is truly about helping those who defend our country and need support.
Operation Shoebox NJ – To organize the acquisition and shipment of personal items to our brave men and women serving overseas.
Soldier’s Angels – A volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the Unite States Army, Marines, navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and their families. Founded by the mother of two Amiercan soldiers, its hundreds of thousand of Angel volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.
Gifts For The Greater Good – Shari’s Berries provides a great resource for care package ideas for our troops, hospital patients, disaster victims and anybody else that needs help.
Housing and Mortgages for Veterans – Information regarding VA loans and benefits. Many veterans and currently-serving military are unaware of the benefits available to them. This is a site with a comprehensive overview.
Veteran’s Airlift Command - Imagine returning home from combat facing devastating injuries and long term hospitalization – in a facility hundreds of miles away from your family. Veteran’s Airlift provides much needed long-range transportation to wounded veterans.
US Wounded Soldiers Foundation – The mission of the US Wounded Soldier Foundation is to provide for the needs of our combat veterans deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s our way of saying,’Thank You’ for their dedication and loyalty to the United States and the citizens they have pledged their lives to protect.
Sent To Any Soldier – Resource for sending care packages, correspondence or anything you might htink would brighten a soldier’s day. Despite the name of this site, you really cannot just send a package addressed to “any soldier.” It will be returned to you. However, this site will ensure that your package is delivered.
Operation Home Comfort – Providing the comforts of home to our heroes who are serving abroad. Their goal is to have hundreds of deployed service membes receiving monthly boxes that show they are cared about and supported.
Defend John Hatley – The story of an American hero who served 20 years in the US Army, currently incarcerated at Ft. Leavenworth for doing his job. This is an epidemic amongst our serving military – they fear prosecution more than losing their lives.
Soldiers for Justice/The Leavenworth 10 – These soldiers and Marines are incarcerated at Fort Leavenworth for killing members of al-Qaida, Taliban or Iraqi/Afghani insurgents.
As A Mom – Military Moms – A group of mothers of the men and women serving in our military.
Veteran Falls Memorial – Veteran Falls is being constructed, in Granbury, Texas, as a tribute to all American Veterans and active military personnel. It is being dedicated as a memorial to those who have lost their lives in the war against terrorism. As Americans, we have all heard stories of the soldiers who came home from Vietnam, and were cursed and spit on and treated with hatred and disrespect. They were just doing a job that they were asked to do, but they were a symbol of a war that the American people were against, and they were easy targets. We owe those men and women – all men and women who have served our country, in war time and in peace – our respect and our gratitude. That is what Veteran Falls represents. We did not want to wait until this war is over, and our memories began to fade. Our veterans and troops need this NOW and the American people need this now, to pay tribute to those who have left their homes and families and put their very lives on the line for our freedom. God Bless our Veterans and Soldiers.
The Mesothelioma Center – committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to their visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently 25 million living individuals who have served in the United States’ armed forces. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of these living veterans were exposed to toxic asbestos-containing materials during military service which could develop into mesothelioma. Asbestos dot com offers complete information on receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis, lists of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases. Additionally their Veterans Assistance Department offers extensive experience in filing VA claims and can help any veteran coping with mesothelioma receive benefits from the VA system.
LOL Fed – At LOLFed ‘fail’ is ‘win’ – looking at the economic crisis with a little bit of humor; although you can’t help but learn something no matter how funny they make it
Strategery Captal – Find out where your money is going
Complete Collection of Financial Calculators – Making sound financial decisions is important in today’s world. As we are generally less able to work and earn money as we grow older, it is imperative to practice good money management in order to ensure a secure future. Learning to save and invest early on in life can help a person to have a brighter retirement. When debt loads are low and manageable, meeting life’s obligations is not always a financial burden.