Sunday, December 21, 2008

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Interesting post over on BendBB this past week. Yet another comment by someone that began a chain of events all to familiar:

Smart Creative Solutions said:

What could be smarter or more creative than loaning yourself millions of your clients dollars?

bendbb said:

If you have evidence that someone illegally loaned themselves millions of client dollars give that information to the authorities, but if not I need to remind folks that the public record information posted in this topic doesn't prove any wrongdoing. There may be an innocent explanation for Summit Accommodators's "liquidity problem" so let's wait and see what develops rather than posting innuendos.

Earlier in the thread St Paddy had posted from the County Clerks office this:

TYPE: Deed of Trust / Mortgage CONSIDERATION: $5,000,000 DATE REC: 9/22/2008 8:52:58 AM

DIRECT: NEUMAN, MARK A INDIRECT: INLAND CAPITAL CORP
DIRECT: NEUMAN, JANICE L

SUBDIVISION: AWBREY BUTTE HOMESITES PHASE SEVENTEEN LOT: 22 BLOCK: 6
SUBDIVISION: AWBREY BUTTE HOMESITES PHASE 30 LOT: 7
SUBDIVISION: HIGHLANDS AT BROKEN TOP PHASE 2 LOT: 36


So when bendbb tells people to stop posting "innuendo", there's already a fair bit of PROOF that the principals of Inland & Summit are on the grift. They've already removed $10MM in commingled funds. And so it begins:

Smart Creative Solutions said:

Hold on there Mr. Internet Policeman-- I didn't say it was illegal. As a matter of fact 1031 accommodaters are totally unregulated so there is nothing illegal to report to the authorities.

It is a matter of public record, not innuendo, that both of the principals of Summit Accomodators loaned themselves five million dollars from their company recently and that the security for these "loans" have an RMV that is a fraction of the "loan" amount--smart and creative.


bendbb said:

I'm glad to hear you don't think it was illegal, but your post explicitly said they loaned themselves millions of "clients dollars". That's innuendo, and that needs to stop.
Guest said: Oh pleeeease --there is no innuendo that needs to be stopped. It is undisputed that these loans were made by Island Capitol, the company whose sole purpose was to hold "clients dollars".

On their website they confirm these"clients dollars" are missing

Currently, there are significant funds in the exchange fund accounts maintained by SAI. However, the balances are less than the total amount of all currently open exchanges for Summit Customers.

This isn't an alleged incident--it really happened--the clients money isn't reportedly gone, it is gone.


Panda said:

bendbb you need to put the brakes on. I don't see how any of this discussion crosses any lines. People are offering their opinions as to what is going on here. They have a right, perhaps even an obligation to do that, as there is something very amiss here.

I've had personal dealings with some of these principals and I'd be very worried if I had money in their company.


Panda hits the heart of it right here. I'll put to you that at the heart of any thought suppression is SELFISHNESS. Not caring about anyone but yourself. It's how dictators operate, it's how BendBB operates.

I can offer IRREFUATBLE (rhetorical) proof: If BendB was one of Summit Accomodators clients, and had, AT THIS MOMENT, a transaction that he could not complete because of the CURRENT LIQUIDITY ISSUES, that he'd be about as far away as he could be from his current stance:

"Let's presume INNOCENCE of these grifters despite the fact that we have UTTER PROOF that they have VICIOUSLY VIOLATED THEIR FIDUCIARY DUTIES. No, no. Let's give them another chance. Let's see if they CAN WORK IT OUT. They've DIVERTED $10MM+ to themselves, thencly leaving an untold number of people in the Bernie MADE-OFF-TYPE Lurch of not being able to BUY ANYTHING. Yes. The CORRECT thing to do is GIVE THEM MORE TIME WITH OUR MONEY."

But maybe IHTBYB is Too Cynical? Maybe bendbb is protecting people FROM THEMSELVES. He wll permit No Evil against these Reputable 1031 Exchangers:

Freddi said:

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Guest said:

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St Paddy said:

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Freddi said (again):

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Then St Paddy posts something I used to exclaim on a regular basis when posting on BendBB, something that hasn't happened in over a year:

WTF did I violate?

bendbb said:

I don't keep track of removed messages. Don't take it personally.

Great thing about this, is there is no one who knows WTF St Paddy even wrote. It's all gone. No personal arbitration of truth, only bendbb's idea of What Truth Is. And so it degenerates into Parsing Every Word so as not to be called LIAR:

Hypothetically Speaking said:
How about if we say hypothetically; In a hypothetical situation like that, could people voice their opinion?
bendbb said:

Hypothetical situations are fine as long as they don't morph into thinly veiled allegations about real people.

Ah yes, there's nothing like a spritzer of Oblique Language to put a spring in your step!

"Thinly veiled accusations"? Really?

So, the posting on the county clerks office Just Doesn't Hold Enough Water? Did you go along with If It Doesn't Fit You Must Acquit? I mean, WTF do you need?

Thickly veiled Hypothesis said:

Thanks for that ruling.

To thicken up the veil, how about if we say the town was in Ohio, and that it was 2 astronauts that stiffed their 1031 customers?


Perfect. If this CAN'T possibly indict the character of any of bendbb's Possible Associates in Bend, can we actually have a conversation about it? PLEASE?

Then the sarcasm starts, because people can't believe they're being Shut Down for Stating The Incredibly Obvious:

Queen said:

I can't figure out if you're being sarcastic or if you live in a parallel universe where what these guys did is something less than reprehensible.

The most obscene part of this is they are characterizing the the 10 million dollars they made off with as an investment.

From their site;
The current amount owing from Inland to SAI is approximately $13,706,557.21. The existing real estate investments will be made available to repay the loan balance and satisfy claims,

The security for these 2 five million dollar "investments" that were both made 9/22/08 are third trust deeds on houses that were already seriously underwater.

The second most obscene part of this is that were it not for these 2 "loans" and the opulent livestyle the principals treated themselves to, no customer would have lost any money.


Bendbb; this is not innuendo-- I'm not insinuating these guys are scoundrels, I'm coming right out and saying it.


Guest said:

I'm being very sarcastic with more than a hint of criticism for the way bendbb handled this entire thread.

bendbb said:

So maybe I should make like BEM and moderate messages *before* they're posted -- is that what you want?

My vision for the bulletin board is to keep it focused on issues, not on people or personalities. I don't understand why you find it necessary to call people names like "scoundrels". Can't you find another way to express your opinions without name calling?


You BASTARDS! Besmirching BendBB with your flagrant use of terms like SCOUNDRELS! Jeebus would roll over in his GRAVE!

bearishly happy said:

bendbb.

It seems like you have a bit of a tin ear for rumor. I know you got the Cessna guy to deal with (Cessna closing tomorrow!) and other scurrilous rumors, but not all rumors are false, either. I'm not sure why you and RDC feel it necessary to be apologists for obvious bad dealings. Scoundrels is the least word I would use.


Guest said:

bendbb you're really showing your colors on this thread. Do you have some skin in the game or some other association with people at this firm? Your continual chastising of people throughout this thread, at the risk of being being censored, has been childish and petty.

BINGO!

Guest said:

So here's another hypothetical.

I call you and say, "I'm new to Bend, and I need to invest in a 1031. I hear your'e the expert, here. What do you think of Summit?"

Do you say nothing?


bendbb said:

I ask you, "How did you get my number?"

Considering that Summit has filed for bankruptcy and isn't accepting new 1031 customers your hypothetical seems a little far-fetched, but maybe that's true of most hypotheticals.


Ohhhhhhh.... there it is. "THAT'S TRUE OF MOST HYPOTHETICALS"

Uh huh. Commenters held BELOW CONTEMPT.

"You know what, I run this fucking board, and I'm not going to have the FUCKING DECENCY to even put forth a useful answer. And I am going to ASSUME THE BEST about a bunch of thieving FUCK STICKS and continue deleting posts as I see fit. AND BEST OF ALL, I am going to make THE 100% COMPLETE ASSININE statement that MOST HYPOTHETICALS ARE FAR-FETCHED. And no. I will OFFER NO PROOF. It's true BECAUSE I FUCKING SAID SO!"

Guest said:

Of course you refer them to Summit, that is if you use the same reasoning processes as bendbb-- He has read their website where they confess to relieving their customers of 14 million dollars, but notwithstanding this admission, he sees no wrongdoing.

Exactly. Do you realize bendbb that people are INCARCERATED EVERY FUCKING DAY WITHOUT EVIDENCE. They are given their day in court, BUT FIRST THEY ARE ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF GUILT. NO PROOF. Just suspicion. ALMOST EVERY PERSON IN JAIL WAS ARRESTED ON SUSPICION, BUT NO PROOF.

And what do we have with Summit? My God, the evidence is OVER-FUCKING-WHELMING... but bendbb doesn't have the critical thinking skills God gave a fucking rock, to realize his commenters have PILED UP THE SUSPICION PRETTY FUCKING HIGH, and probably have the RIGHT to make... wait for it:

INNUENDO.

Yeah. These SUmmit fuckers are as guilty as Hitler in my book. This is FRAUD, and ALL BUT THE SENTENCING is fucking DONE. WTF else do you need? A fucking video where they are sitting around LAUGHING DIABOLICALLY ABOUT COMMITTING FRAUD?

Well, apparently the answer over on BendBB is "YES".

Guest said:

Poor clients....
Gotta do an exchange within 180 days to avoid paying taxes.
Unable to close exchange within 180 days because the money's gone.
Taxes now due. No money to pay them because... the money's gone.


bendbb! ALERT! DANGER, DANGER!

My God, this person is IMPLYING INNUENDO THAT THE MONEY IS GONE! AHHHH! INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY! Where are you bendbb? HELP US!!!

Guest said:

If you're the victim of a fraud it really helps you on taxes. This was discussed several places recently due to the Madoff case.

Whew! Glad to hear about The Vast Upside of Summit's FRAUD.

Guest said:

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As a long time reader and a poster a few times, I am in complete agreement with BB admin, If it's not the truth at the time of posting it is only an opinion.


Apparently you and bendbb just aren't getting it.

Does anyone ever know the Truth? Or the facts?

Even when you think you've got Truth in a chokehold it gets away.

I think the complaint is that unless bendbb knows for certain something is true (read above) he accuses everyone of spreading misinformation. If he's in a sour mood he deletes stuff.

Which begs the question "How would you ever become enlightened if you weren't first willing to contemplate facts that you might not be certain of at the time?"

Perhaps the funniest part of this whole debate is this board is edited as though its got the readership of the WSJ. But that's Bend. Everyone thinks they are a BSD.

I like hanging out in smoky dark rooms to get the dirt, then I can follow up and figure out whether or not what I've read here is probable or not.

You shut off that spigot and this board becomes worthless. I've watched over-zealous moderators do that time and time again. Pity. I think its happening here also.


I like this guy. But not everyone did.

bendbb said:

If you think this bulletin board is over-zealously moderated feel free to go somewhere else because it's unlikely that the moderation is going to change.

At this point, I'd suggest you go over to BendBB just to read the posting by "Deep Throat" on page 11 of this thread. I'd give a URL, but since bendbb has admitted many times to IP harvesting, I can only give a description of where to go. Deep Throat posts a pretty lengthy and informative comment regarding the Summit mess.

And luckily this debate is nicely sewn up.

Not Deepthroat said:

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See, if you ARE someone WHO HAS ACTUAL real-World knowledge about the Summit-Inland FRAUD, you actually CANNOT post it over on BendBB. Why? Because it will immediately be deleted as INNUENDO.

bendbb, bless his gristly heart, is one of a Vast Number Of Deluded Dumbfuck Who Thinks: This Is Bend, AND EVERYONE IN BEND IS A CUT ABOVE THE REST. EVERYONE. I am a cut above. I am Better.

We're told this EVERY FUCKING DAY by the POLLYANNA BULLETIN.

"No, no. That business is NOT BAD. It's run by Bendites, so THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE. There can't be any FRAUD in Bend, because NOTHING BAD HAS EVER OCCURED IN BEND. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO FUCK US ALL IN THE ASS, THEN KILL US. They are The Dissenters. THEY DO NOT think Bend Is Special. You MUST NEVER LISTEN TO THEM. EVER! Now Let Us Go Forth To Jonestown, where we might all partake in a glorious LIFE ENHANCING KOOL FLUID..."

Ahhhhh cults. They systematically try to rob you of your ability to THINK. Because if YOU ACTUALLY KNEW THE TRUTH, they would LOSE ALL POWER OVER YOU. Have no doubt, BEND IS A CULT.

And it is RUN by Real Estate. And this story is about a HIGH PRIEST of the Cult of Bend making off with MILLIONS, mind you they have ADMITTED IT and There Is No Doubt, and bendbb and every other Bend Media Outlet is True To Form, and STILL LEAVING OPEN TO QUESTION whether they are worthy of our suspicion.

Even having to THINK FOR 1 MICROSECOND about that, is indicative of CULT-THINK. OF COURSE THEY SHOULD BE ARRESTED UNDER SUSPICION OF GUILT, RIGHT NOW. WTF, indeed.

OK, MINDLESS FUCKING CULT-FUELED CENSORSHIP aside, this Summit thing is a HUGE STORY. We've seen ReMax go down. There have been untold boutique mortgage shops & realtors & builders already bite the dust. We've even seen suicides.

But Summit, like ReMax is LARGE. Now the CIRCUMSTANCES are totally different. ReMax just bled out & died, cuz RE is over in this town.

Summit is PHASE II of the shutdowns. The ENRONS of The Bend RE Collapse has begun. Yeah, this is the Clusterfuck Black Hole Phase where the tide has gone out & The Big Boys are starting to be exposed for what they are. FRAUDSTERS.

Bend RE is The Largest Ponzi Scheme FRAUD on the West Coast. We're penny-anti shit, so I wouldn't want to say The Biggest In The US, or anything. But as PER CAPITA FRAUD GOES, this town is at The Top Of The Pile.

Have no illusions, this place is DOOMED. Why? Because when you CANNOT TRUST the intermediaries & the principals, you CANNOT DO BUSINESS. People will not give WHAT MONEY THEY HAVE, to ANYONE. This town is like a GIANT WashMu branch right before the SEIZURE: People will begin BAILING LIKE MAD, JUST TO GET ANYTHING OUT OF THIS FRAUD-RIDDEN SHITHOLE.

Our motherfucking newspaper is ON LAND GIVEN TO THEM BY The Biggest Developer In Town. WTF?

OK, I'll wrap this up. On a lighter note. Did anyone notice there was no "What's Going Up" section in the paper yesterday? At least not in the website of bendbulletin.com. The week before it was a picture of The Administrative BARN for the Sunriver Stables. THAT is What's Going Up. A barn. And not a big barn. A small barn.

RIP "Whta's Going Up". You did manage to go out on a high note.

Oh right... and file this under Not Everything Is As It Seems. Dunc filed a post, Why Open Now? He talks about Gottschalks, and some supplier problems and such. But here's the problem:
GOTT, 3yr chart

This company is about to go BUST. This company has lost almost 99% of it's value, and that is ALMOST ALWAYS a harbinger for DOOM.

I expect a BK on GOTT very soon, within a month probably.

GOTT & Summit illustrate ONE SINGLE TRUTH in times like these: Things are NOT as they seem. Bend Bulletin EXPOUNDED on the UNPARRELLELED ATTRACTIVENESS of Bend for setting up shop, by using GOTT's opening a store in THESE TRYING TIMES.

Uh huh. And I suppose Mark Neumans 8,000+ sf mansion is PROOF that Summit is on FIRM FINANCIAL FOOTING.

We've seen time & TIME AGAIN, that This Time It Is Different. THIS FINANCIAL COLLAPSE is a different breed. We've had 30 years built on phantom income built on credit card & home equity INCOME. This country is largely built on a base that DOES NOT EXIST. OK, NOT EVERYTHING in the US Economy is a PHANTOM, but far more than anyone ever thought possible IS.

We're seeing WHOLE TOWNS and whole areas that were completely sidestepped by the bubble runup, and are now doing "fine". Look at Harney & Grant counties for high relief illustrations of this. These communities experienced BARELY A BLIP whether up or down in the past 10 years.

But then there are places like Bend. Contrary to the 0% Exposure of places like Burns, we are Almost Entirely Dependent On Bubble Economics.

Burns, strangely enough is The Wal Mart of The Bust, doing Quite Well Thank You. But Bend is The Office Max, Gottschalks, KB Toys, Circuit City of the bust All Rolled Into One. We doubled, tripled, and then QUADRUPLED down on REd.

We are so ridiculously quadruple beta-positive on RE, that we will NEVER RECOVER. And note, 18 months ago I made similar statements and was chided as a Clap Board Lunatic.

But this town will NEVER RECOVER. The tide is going out like NEVER IN HISTORY, and the Summit's of Bend are being exposed. Folks, it AIN'T FRAUD UNTIL YOU GET EXPOSED. Go ask Bernie MADE OFF. And the motherfucking tide is GOING OUT.

You will NOT BELIEVE the damage that will be done. Medians at $120K doesn't really fully encapsulate it. $120K medians will happen for a reason. It'll be due to FEAR, FRAUD, and FIDUCIARY ASS FUCKING. People will be SCREWED en masse in Bend.

And I mean WORSE than we have been. Look at our Elected City Council.

This place is 100% DOOMED. And if YOU STAY HERE, or BUY A HOME HERE, you deserve everything you get, including being 100% MADE-OFF'd by Bend's FRAUD-RIDDEN RE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.

Bend will only be worth buying once the Emporers Clothes have been proven to be NON-EXISTANT in a court of law, and The Kingdom HAS BURNED. This place will be AWASH in vacancies, both residential & commercial.

There will be a time to Buy In Bend, but that time will NOT BE FOR AT LEAST A DECADE. ALL THE FRAUD WILL NEED TO BE WASHED OUT. All the SCOUNDRELS will have to be THROWN OUT OF OFFICE. We will have to be cleansed, and that isn't even close to happening, if anything our elected slate of Councilors further delays the timeline to recovery. Probably 5-10 years, yet again.

We're fucked. Bend is FUCKED.

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Anonymous said...

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It finds bendbubble3.blogspot.com.

Anonymous said...

An xmas story by 'bilbo bend baggins'

A short history of cascadia, from a hobbits point of view.

The fundamental premise is that only evil lays outside of the central farthings of cascadia.
This article is largely concerned with Central Oregonians, or Hobbits as we call them in Cascadia.

In the old times there were three kinds of Sapiens that roamed the old earth, Hobbits in Cascadia, Goblins in Mordor { south and east of cascadia }, and Man { sometimes called people } in the old Arab world to the east, and the Asean world to the far-west, both across great oceans. Long ago man ruled the old earth, but he nearly became extinct and thus forgotten until the great oil wars. During the great oil wars the arab men and women of the east were completely wiped out by great diseases created by the Nazgul of Mordor. The people of the far-west { aseans } survived as they did not physically partake of oil wars, only financed them, thus in time they held most of man's paper money which of course was ultimately without value.

Concerning Cascadian-Hobbits, they're gentle creatures more concerned with the earth, .e.g. hiking, biking, generally being outdoors, and near things green that grow from the earth. They love children, micro-brew, and southern-cascadia grown pipe-weed. The simple things in life, they're despised by the Goblins in California/Mordor. The cascadian hobbits love to be outdoors. The goblins love prisons, their homes are like prisons, they build schools like prison's. The prison and killing industry was the basis for their economy.

The goblins south of cascadia they call themselves Californians { Mordorians } are only concerned with themselves, money, and their car- keys. They prefer metal or plastic, and live only for accumulation. They hate the natural earth and crave to cover it all with concrete and/or asphalt. The Mordorian's have completely covered their own native lands with asphalt and such, and they seem only happy when doing so in new lands.

Middle Earth, or should I say cascadia is now past its third age. The dark lord Sauron { Cauron in cascadia } of Mordor long ago forged the one car-key to rule them all, today californians all consider their car keys their 'precious', as the evil of long ago once worshipped the ring of power.

Mordor ( california ) has once again awoken, the californians have erected an Issengard right in Bend Oregon calling it "Franklin Crossings". The hobbits of bend didn't seem to notice change, until the sun was blocked by this new Issengard. This alerted the hobbits of bend, the Bend council long taken over by Goblins, Orcs, and Gollum like creatures spoke of more Issengards in Bend, and of great Mordorian subdivisions in the north called "Juniper Ridge". It is said that the Bilbo of Hobbiton was the first to notice the Issengard {Franklin-Crossing} monument from the Kanes of St. Francis while having a pint, at first it was thought that he had one too many, but in time others saw, and found that he was correct. The cascadian shire of Bend had forever changed.

The Nazgul or in Cascadia we call them the "Mercedes Driving Goblins" are trying to re-unite all the car-keys, they believe in the One Car-Key to rule them all of the old legend. The Mercedes has always been the greatest phallic icon to wealthy Goblins since the darkest times of the third age. When a hobbit see's a mercedes with mordorian plates they are taught as children to run seek shelter. The old legend speaks of Sauron not a goblin or man, but a spirit that oversaw the oil burning machines and all the business associated with its financial system.

To the old people there was the Farthings, there was west, middle, and east, the Hobbit people of Eugene were most west, and the desert dwelling of Hobbits in Bend were the most east. In the second generation after the great war goblins from the south or mordor, e.g. California came to plunder the land. Over the years the word got back to mordor that hobbits in Bend were weak creatures, that could easily be confined to small lots in mordor type subdivisions.

By the third generation, before our times the goblins had taken over Bend { desert cascadia }, and many hobbits you would not recognized they became like the gollum of the old legend. Legend says that Hobbits that adopt Californian and/or Mordorian habits become vile and ugly creatures.

Today the sun shines over hobbit Shire-Bend and many cascadian hobbits see a chance to take the one car-key that rules them all back to california-mordor. In this age it has been become more difficult for those that built Issengard { franklin-crossings }, as the the banks that funded these ventures were they themselves houses of sand. Once all around Issengard was destroyed, the young Goblins of California no longer came to cascadia for there was no hobbit blood to draw, as they're elder's had sucked the land dry. For generations the goblins descended on cascadia like locust in search of gold, oil, and trees, eventually there was nothing left so they moved on.

To the far east across the great ocean's in the east the gobllin's of mordor had turned their attention to pillaging the great arab lands of the old earth the land of man, where the ancient ones are of said to have invented algebra & Law. For long the the goblins of Mordor thought their car-keys were the source of power but they learned in the times that oil, was the source of power, so they destroyed the old world of the Far-East. They killed and killed for generations, in time, the children returning killed thier own, for this is all they knew of life. The returning goblins of the great oil wars killed their own family's upon returning to Mordor. In the end of their times they resorted to eating one another where the strong orc's ate the goblins, and nazgul ate the orc's.

The goblins of Mordor had become sicker and sicker by this third generation having wasted the land of the so called country of california, that which we hobbits call mordor. The Goblins of Mordor in the late third age discovered Oil. The Goblins consumed the oil, and bathed in the oil, and in time became Orc's. Millions of Orc's were bred in Mordor, and they were used for the great oil wars that went on for generations, until at last the oil was gone, and there was nothing left to steal in the arab-lands of the far east.

In thus doing as they struggle to build more Issengard { Franklin Crossing's ...} like monuments in cascadia they could no longer borrow from the people of the far-west, the so called Fourth-Age people {aseans}. During this time the hobbits of Cascadia saw an opportunity to once and for all rid themselves of those that worshipped the car-keys { californians, aka mordorites }.

The hobbits of cascadia banned the goblin-mobile, that foul spelling monstrosity that burns fossil fuels. Soon the Goblins had no means of transportation, as they had long ago lost the means to walk on their own. Generations of long wars of killing for the sake of killing for oil, and land left the Goblins without children, and they became gradually extinct. The Nazgul rules of californian had enacted a children's-service's, so called CSD, where all Goblin children were taken at birth and placed in Military Training Camps. In time the Goblins out of loss, simply quit breeding among themselves. This left only the NazGul to breed the Goblins and Orc's of California or as we call Mordor.

The hobbits of Cascadia tried to teach their young of the old ways of gentle earth loving folk, when the goblins lost their health they created television, that they broadcasted into hobbit homes with the hope of making hobbits love the things that goblins love, but the wise old hobbits simply unplugged the tv's. With the loss of the propaganda machine, the Goblin ideology's became legend.

In the fourth age hobbits reverted to simple life of old, as all the treasure that the goblins of california could take had been taken, but the hobbits still had a little water, some earth, and their love for things green. Hobbits had always known that the simple life was the best life, a completely different outlook on life than that held by the Goblins to the South and East of Cascadia.

The Nazgul leaders of california, unable to borrow wealth from the new age people of the far west { asean new world } wallowed in filth, and became extinct. They could not rape and rob as they had done in the far east { arab old world }, as they're great killing machines had long been destroyed by attrition. The people of the Far-West { aseans } would no longer finance the the great oil wars. In the final act of desperation the NazGul created a great disease which the people of Mordor called "aids", which was a combination of orc-blood from orcs that had leukemia and wild pigs. This concoction was found to be transmitted sexually and released in the Dark Conentinent of Africa far south of the Arab lands of the Great ancient east.

The Nazgul called land where the orc-blood and pigs were harvested "Litton-Bionetics". In time all of the black men, women, and child Africa was wiped out, it is thought that the goblins had intended to settle in Africa having destroyed Mordor and making it un-inhabitable. The so called 'aids' was unleashed in the Arab world, but failed, as they not being promiscious people, thus the nazgul resorted to creating millions of orc's who slaughtered the arab man, woman, and child by hand. Not since the slaughter of the Tasmanians in the second age, had entire population been wiped from the old earth. During the end times the goblins attempted to unleash their aids weapon upon the far-west aseans, but they being a clever people quickly developed an antidote. By these times the goblins of Mordor had become nearly extinct.

Eventually the returning children of Mordor all children who were killing machines, turned on their own familys, bringing an end to Mordor. Eventually the great tribes of far eastern Mordor fought those on the west, .e.g. the two great mordorian tribes of the west-coast and east-coast annihilated one another.

Most recently the surviving Goblins of Mordor have built 'The Shire" near Bend, a monstrosity that is supposed to be like Bree, but is just another Mordor SubDivision of the third age. Only a few homes in "The Shire" have sold, and those only to rich Goblins and a few Gollum like hobbits. Most of these new homes will never be built as the Goblin financial system had collapsed making it impossible to get easy money to build Mordorian structures near Bend. The goblins financed everything with credit, for they never worked, once the great credit systems that were made available by the great Aseans tribes of man in the Far-West quit financing Mordor most Goblins in Cascadia starved to death.

Hobbits prefer to live on a few acres, where they can have animals, and the children can play. The Goblin's preferred little 50by50 concrete lots where the home's actually touched each other, this was thought a way to as the Goblin Leaders { NazGul } could have the goblins keep an eye on each other.

All of the above is distant legend, its important that this legend be passed down. Even though the Mordorians have wiped themselves out, their spirit lives, the times of greed, war, rape, and pillage could return if the young hobbits are not educated. Those that not know their past are destined to repeat.

Hobbits will always prosper, for the Mordorians have nothing, they say our micro-brew and pipe-weed makes us lazy and unfit for war, they say that ours lands being absent of malls makes their lives boring. They say that our dislike of the oil burning horse makes their lives unbearable. We must never again allow Cascadian Hobbit Lands to become like Mordor to the South and East. So long as we're unfit for war, and our lands contain no wealth for Californians we can live in peace. May our lives always move at a slow pace.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

From Dunc:

Of course, Murphy's Law being the bastard it is, it happened on a very challenged Christmas season, probably turning a 'bad' sales level to a 'horrible' sales level.

Yeah, I saw MUCH anecdotal evidence that this Christmas season will be The Mega-Bust Downtown Cleanser I've been looking for. Not "hoping for". But I'm a realist, and downtown will be destryed, and a bad Christmas is going to convince some Kool-Aid addled dumbshits that they should salvage what's left of their Cali-banger 401K's, and downsize in Bishop, CA or some shit.

Last night, after the Big Snow, when downtown should have been UNPARKABLE, I found MANY spaces available. The new candy shop was jammed, but Nothing Else.

The new Boston pizza place had decent table space when I got there, prime time on a Sat night. Not Good. Gottschalks was a GHOST TOWN.

I think Dunc's got it about as good as anyone downtown, largely beta-flat regarding the bubble. Places like Volo are quadruple beta-positive. And when Dunc says sales are THE SHIT, that means 8/10ths of downtown is UNVIABLE, 1/10th is IFFY, and 1/10th MIGHT SURVIVE.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

“Regrettably, the news isn’t real good,” said Alana Audette, COVA’s president and CEO, after hearing results of the survey and speaking with lodging property owners. “Across the board, properties are down significantly. … It is pretty startling.”

When Audette says "STARTLING" that means EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HER BUBBLE BUDDIES IN RETAIL IN CLOSING DOWN.

You should read into this statement all the horror possible. We are the WaMu of the RE bubble. This whole town is a Summit SCHEME of FRAUD.

We will suffer an Enron-style implosion.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

SAI-Inland is The BERNIE MADE-OFF of Bend. The touchstone of FRAUD, the entity that makes you question EVERYTHING. The touchstone that makes you wonder, "IF I CAN'T TRUST HIM/THEM, WHO CAN I TRUST?"

And the answer is NO ONE.

Hello $120K medians.

Anonymous said...

Thing is we're not talking about rank-we're are talking about the very existence of a blog hosted by Google.


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GOOGLE DOESN'T CONSIDER SPAM AS A BLOG, and WHEN YOUR FULL NOFOLLOW IT MEANS SPAM.

WHY DON"T YOU SET JR TO FULL SPAM PUSSY AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS??

Anonymous said...

HOMER,

The part that made me VOMIT the most, is when BENDBB likened himself to BEM, and suggested that BEM also censored.

BENDBB suggested that ALL great blogs in BEND have censored just like him.

BENDBB suggested that he is as great as BEM.

OK, BENDBB "YOU ARE NO FUCKING BEM"

BEM is interesting, BEM has something to say.

BEM has lived in BEND forever, ...

BENDBB never contributes anything other than STEALING MLS listings and posting them, BENDBB is NO FUCKING BEM.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

bruce said...

Re: ...not a way to influence a search engine rank


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Thing is we're not talking about rank-we're are talking about the very existence of a blog hosted by Google.

Yahoo finds it easily, a hit for every post, including the first 200 comments.

Google finds nothing, except other people linking to BB2, along with the BB and BB3 site.

That don't have shit to do with nofollow.


Yeah, Bruce. This has been true for a LONG TIME. This is NOT A NOFOLLOW, or other some-such dumbfuck issue, this is a BLOG-BANNED-BY-GOOGLE issue.

I can & HAVE gotten rid of the NOFOLLOW's MULTIPLE TIMES. I know some pseudo-Buster type wants links to bendbubble.blogspot.com, or whatever, but THAT SHIT WON'T HAPPEN whether nofollows are here or not. AGAIN, I know what I'm doing, and I HAVE GOTTEN RID OF NO FOLLOWS, and STILL THEY APPEAR.

I could post SCREEN SHOTS as PROOF, but I think we ALL KNOW that would not prove anything to those who simply want my diabolical ends to be what they think they are.

Frankly, like marge, I don't give 2 fucks if Google indexes this blog. Well, make that 1 FUCK.

Because there IS something Fishy going on. I can EASILY find this blog at the top of the ranks for "RE BUBBLE BEND OREGON" type searches... except on google, where it isn't even acknowledged as EXISTING, with searches like "site:bendbubble2.blogspot.com".

THIS search SHOULD bring up the site. AT least one page. There probably IS NOT a single blogger hosted blog that is ignored like this site is.

That tells me something very strange (ie SUSPICIOUS) is going on. SOMEONE AT GOOGLE, or someone associated with google, got this site 100% BANNED.

You can find porno, S&M sites, Nazi-symp sites, and just about every other reprehensible subject matter ON EARTH...

But not SHIT about Bend's RE BUBBLE.

Something is severely FUCKED UP WITH THAT.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

GOOGLE DOESN'T CONSIDER SPAM AS A BLOG, and WHEN YOUR FULL NOFOLLOW IT MEANS SPAM.

ONE QUESTION: WHY DO YOU GIVE A FUCK!

Anonymous said...

So why do they even bother??

Why don't they just have an un-censored debate on summit-1031 at

BENDECONOMY2.informe.com

NO FUCKING censorship, no ADMIN ever, just anything.

See I actually think what this is all about is tormenting BENDBB.

We know that he is fearful, he always deletes everything, hell he deleted the Suterra thread, and all it contained was public CALIF court documents.

I always say that when a thread becomes truth, BENDBB deletes it he hates truth,

YET HE STEAL's MLS listings, which is private property owned by MLS.

Anonymous said...

ONE QUESTION: WHY DO YOU GIVE A FUCK!

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NOBODY CARES ABOUT "WHY" THE PUSSY LONG AGO ESTABLISHED THIS.

Anonymous said...

I'll answer 'WHY',

Why no-follow is important, its important because homer likes to portray himself as a patron saint for free speech, but he operates a BLOG that is marked as SPAM.

He has a BLOG that is invisible to the world, yet he has dozens of spybots that he can use to spy on people who are interested in Bend Real Estate.

I would say this is a very important thing to know about BB2.

Anonymous said...

The ENTIRE post this week is about what an asshole BENDBB is for censorship.

But BENDBB is selective censorship.

HOMER is TOTAL censorship, because that is way marking your site SPAM does.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

You've drilled the MORONIC NO FOLLOW TOPIC into the ground, but for anyone with the MOTHERFUKCING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS GOD GAVE A FUCKING DOUCHE BAG, you have NEVER come up with a reason WHY I would LEAVE "nofollow"'s on this BLOG.

NEVER. A. SINGLE. FUCKING. TIME.

OK, so I run this fucker, and frankly I don't give a fuck.

SO WHY DO YOU?

If you want FUCKING TRAFFIC to bendbubble, THEN POST SHIT. DO what-the-fuck ever it takes to build traffic. Fuck, buy google ads, do what you have to.

BUT BADGERING MY WRINKLED ASS TO GET RID OF NOFOLLOWS THAT ARE NOT THERE IS GETTING OLD.

Face it: THEY ARE NOT THERE in my templates. And yet they show up in the comments. And GOOGLE DOES NOT INDEX THIS SITE DESPITE THE FACT THEY OWN BLOGGER!

OK, MOTHERFUCKING PUT 2 AND 2 TOGETHER and realize that NOFOLLOWS, whether there or NOT, are NOT GOING TO GET THIS SITE ON GOOGLE. THERE IS A BIGGER ISSUE. SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE has got this fucker BANNED.

Your fucking NOFOLLOW rants are so fucking POINTLESS, I don't dare think what a fucking lunatic you must be.

OK, THERE ARE NO "NOFOLLOWS" IN MY FUCKING TEMPLATES.

Fuck me. I violate my cardinal rule of fucking ignoring BLATANT DUMBFUCKS who don't have the slightest internally consistent argument... except for you.

Fuck me.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

HOMER is TOTAL censorship, because that is way marking your site SPAM does.

Uh huh. Your MORONIC POST remains, bitch.

Put that in your PRIMAL FUGUE, PARADOXICAL MOTHERFUCKING ASS AND SMOKE IT.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I should see a psychiatrist for even RESPONDING TO YOUR SMELLY MOTHERFUCKING CUNT.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

HOMER is TOTAL censorship, because that is way marking your site SPAM does.

And by the way, THEY ARE HOLDING ENGLISH LESSONS AT THE LOCAL NOFOLLOW CUNTOTORIUM.

You should go, blue mouse spaghetti pants.

tim said...

Buster vs Butter

Man, I want it on pay-per-view.

Anonymous said...

WHY DO YOU GIVE A FUCK??

WELL HOMER WHY DO YOU POST A FUCKING BLOG EVERY WEEK THAT DENIGRATES BEND BUT DOES SO UNDER A FUCKING 'CONE OF SILENCE'???

APU, PUSSY, DUNC, and many other virtual friends of yours all allay that circle-jerking in Bend under the 'cone of silence' is a good thing.

They think that some mysterious POWER hides BB2 from the world.

The ONLY diff between BB/BB3 & BB2 is "NOFOLLOW", yet ALL the KUNTS are claim complete fucking "WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED"?

See the MAJOR problem I have with YOU FUCKING KUNTS is HYPOCRISY.

For all that you condemn the city of Bend for "Who would have known", your all playing the same fucking game.

"WHO COULD HAVE KNOWN that BB2 was operating under a cone of silence"???

Well its MY JOB to rub the SHIT your faces you god damn cowardly hypocrites.


merry xmas

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

From Dunc:

Bachelor, which sold 17 to 20 percent more season passes this year than it did in advance of the 2007-08 season, typically does a month’s worth of business during this two-week period, Kaufman said.

2 things. They forgot to mention they dropped price by at least that much.

Second, they JACKED DAILY PASS PRICES through the roof.

It's easy to sell more season passes when you drop the price. But all they've done is take a TINY revenue boost up front, and TOTALLY KILL revenue throughout the season.

THAT is why we are seeing a CALAMITOUS PLUMMET in room-tax revenue. Mt Bachelor has DOOMED this season. NO ONE will drive thru a blizzard to blow $70 on a one day ski pass. They'll go to Hoodoo or Mt Hood.

And anyone with eyes could have easily seen this coming. That means NOT A SINGLE MOTHERFUCKER IN BEND saw it.

Anonymous said...

This 'news' that BENDBB is an asshole is NOT news.

Everybody here knows that.

What people fail to realize is that HOMER is a fucking hypocrite.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...


WELL HOMER WHY DO YOU POST A FUCKING BLOG EVERY WEEK THAT DENIGRATES BEND BUT DOES SO UNDER A FUCKING 'CONE OF SILENCE'???

merry xmas


Dude, I would send you a tinfoil hat for Christmas, except this MOTHERFUCKING CONE OF SILENCE all around me. OH SHIT! IT'S A FUCKING CONE! MY WIFE CAN'T HEAR THAT I WANT LUNCH! HOW WILL I EVER GET OUT OF THIS FUCKING CONE! AHHHHH!

I should get government assistance or something; I have been carrying around this fucking CONE OF SILENCE my whole life, like a necrotic leg. Maybe Obama will give me some fucking welfare or something.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

marge, I hope you can HEAR ME through this fucking cone, but what does Dec look like?

Panda said...

Panda checking in: Thanks for the shout on your blog. I also posted as 3 of the guest spots you mentioned.
"showing colors", "hint of criticism" and "truth in chokehold"


Always happy to stir the bendbb pot. That guy is a douche. He is sort of smart, which isn't like being really smart. The former leaves you with an inferiority complex that you spend a lifetime trying to compensate for.

Anybody know who his 'rdc' sidekick is?

I like to pick me up one of those. Anybody know where to buy a bonafide ass licker in town?

Anonymous said...

HOMER hates Bend.

Homer has no desire to help fix Bend.

Homer only denigrates Bend.

Why in the fuck is homer still here?

Why in the fuck did he bite the COVA bait in the first place and come here?

Why is the PUSSY here?

Anonymous said...

BB2 is about 'learned helplessness'.

About renters who are losing it all, and everyday falling behind.

They can't exit, they simply endure the pain.

Have no fucking idea of how to exit, or improve their miserable lives.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

And thanks to Brucey, for actually going beyond the NOFOLLOW montony, and seeing what I see: The fact that google has essentially BANNED this site from it's index.

Again, something f'd up is going on there.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Anybody know where to buy a bonafide ass licker in town?

Oh dude....

Marge said...

I HEAR YOU!
December sucks badly. So far only 31 homes have closed @ $239k median. Don't know how many more will close this close to Xmas.
Nothing over $575k sold and this one started @ $895k.

Anonymous said...

>Your fucking NOFOLLOW rants are so fucking POINTLESS, I don't dare think what a fucking lunatic you must be.

Don't you mean MOST of his rants?

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...


About renters who are losing it all, and everyday falling behind.


OH NO! I'M LOSING THE VAST EQUITY STAKE IN MY RENTAL HOME! OH CHRIST! THE HUMANITY!

Yeah.

Buster, are you finally exposing your true colors? THAT YOU ARE PISSED THAT YOU ARE LOSING YOUR ASS?

Cuz I am not. And neither are ANY renters in this town. I haven't lost a single DOLLAR in RE EQUITY. Not a fucking cent.

But according to your amorphous claims, you and A VAST NUMBER OF OTHER BEND RE OWNERS are getting your collective asses WAXED.

Claiming that RENTERS ARE LOSING IN THE BUBBLE BURSTING tells me FAR MORE about YOU than anything.

If you're BITTER dude, let it out. But claiming that RENTERS made this problem, is just laughable. Claiming that RENTERS are the Big Losers in this thing, is just patently idiotic.

Anonymous said...

The fact that google has essentially BANNED this site from it's index.

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WHY NOT REMOVE THE NOFOLLOW AND FIND OUT YOU LYING FUCKING KUNT.

TEST YOUR FUCKING THEORY.

THE FACT IS BB & BB3 MAKES BB2 look innocent, the fact is NOBODY has anything to fear on BB2.

This is a MYTH you would like to BLAME others, ONLY YOU are to blame for BB2 being labeled as SPAM you made the conscious decision.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

December sucks badly. So far only 31 homes have closed @ $239k median

WHAT! $239K! Holy crapballs!

tim said...

The $600k giant houses on tiny lawns are 100% dead. Finally.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

This is a MYTH you would like to BLAME others, ONLY YOU are to blame for BB2 being labeled as SPAM you made the conscious decision.

Dude, I am unable to hear you due to a CONE OF SILENCE.

Anonymous said...

Ski report anybody ski friday? $15/day ??

The snow was so deep people were getting stuck.

They hadn't plowed anything.

Not a fucking DIME has been spent to prep the MTN.

Just a few lifts on.

Nobody came, and MT-B already collected and spent the season-pass money.

Now its spend minimal on MT-B, because there is NO new money coming, and all the money is already spent for 2008/2009.

How fucked can it be? Just wait.

Anonymous said...

Dude, I am unable to hear you due to a CONE OF SILENCE.

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Yes, BENDBB we already knew that, tell us something we don't know.

Anonymous said...

Panda checking in: Thanks for the shout on your blog. I also posted as 3 of the guest spots you mentioned.
"showing colors", "hint of criticism" and "truth in chokehold"


Always happy to stir the bendbb pot. That guy is a douche. He is sort of smart, which isn't like being really smart. The former leaves you with an inferiority complex that you spend a lifetime trying to compensate for.

Anybody know who his 'rdc' sidekick is?

I like to pick me up one of those. Anybody know where to buy a bonafide ass licker in town?


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RDC & BENDBB are the same person. RDC is a regular at dunc's comic shop.

Anonymous said...

If you go back to the log's for BENDBB user accounts. You'll see that when bendeconomy was created that BENDBB created the blog, and RDC account was created within minutes.

It's the same person.

Anonymous said...

WHAT! $239K! Holy crapballs!

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Sub $200k by spring.

No fucking problem.

Anybody see that data-site pub'd at bendeconomy2? Very interesting, government-camp is down almost 50%.

Another example of a ski-resort cabin, ... Nobody is buying folks are de-leveraging that MUST SELL.

Anonymous said...

>Buster, are you finally exposing your true colors? THAT YOU ARE PISSED THAT YOU ARE LOSING YOUR ASS?

We knew that shit when he was telling us how fucking smart he was for buying 20 months ago on crap shacks near Drake Park for $250k.

Knife-fucking-catcher, and now he's pissed.

We told him it didn't pencil out. He made up more numbers to show it did. It didn't. he made up more. continue cycle.

Never fucking sell he said. That is dumb. He should have sold all his shit at the height. He didn't think it would go down this far, or he would have. He'll tell you that if he sold at the height and bought low he wouldn't know the condition of the house. Uh, who the fuck cares? That's what inspections are for. A shack he claims to own that would have sold for $400k will be worth $150k. Even after paying taxes on the sale and all RE costs he could have had 2 for 1. But he'll tell you it's dumb to do a 2 for 1 trade. He didn't do it and ONLY shit he does makes sense.

Pissed off at renters knife catcher has obvious problems. Porkchop.

Buster has a new name. It's PORKCHOP.

bruce said...

Hell yes porkchop need a nofollow its so fucking Bend.

Pencil up the PUSSY ass in lieu of finger? What fun would that be?

Sell stuff in BEND? Are you out of your fucking mind?

Talk about making sense. People who moved here back in the day when crap-shack cost $15k, and those today paying over $500k. Who made sense??

The real fucking issue here is all these KUNTS that came post 1998, and why in the fuck did they come? Why are they still renting?

There are NO jobs here, there have never been jobs here.

#1 thing right now is xmas party's and #1 topic I'm hearing is "I just got laid off". "Anybody know where I can find a job".

Yes! Anywhere but BEND.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

And listen to the language on the DISASTEROUS SKI SEASON:

Holiday tourism forecast: Chilly
Economic troubles contribute to ‘startling’ drop in lodging

“We are hoping for as good as last year, with maybe a little growth,” he said. “I think the economy is going to slow people a little bit, but with gas prices dropping, maybe more people will take the less expensive vacation — rather than go to California or Colorado — and come ski with us.”

This year, Merenda is booked solid on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, but down the rest of the holiday season, Millette said. “We will probably be down, but hopefully snow and low gas prices will bring (visitors) here,” he said. “People are spending their money on those important days, but we are down the day after Christmas.”

“We are not getting a sense that (skiers and other visitors) are not going to come because of the variety of lodging options in Central Oregon and type of snow at the mountain,” Browning said. “I still think people are going to take that quality vacation.”


maybe.... hopefully... I still think...

Uh huh. Right.

Despite UTTER IMPENDING DISASTER AS INDICATED BY THE NUMBERS, The BULL still managed to find 3 deluded dumbfucks who think the sun will come out tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

>The real fucking issue here is all these KUNTS that came post 1998, and why in the fuck did they come? Why are they still renting?

Jan 99. Came to ride my bike and ski. Renting because I was smart enough to sell my house when the getting was good.

Anonymous said...

Friday at Mt B was sweet. Not for the novice, I am sure they were swimming. You won't find anyone with skills whining about it being too deep. We need the snowpack for water and the base to cover the rocks.

However, it sure seems dead for the weekend before xmas. I have no idea how ticket sales are going but it does seems like the lines are pretty short for the pre-holiday weekend.

Could be the road conditions keeping people home this year or it could be the bank account conditions. Hard to say.

Anonymous said...

No wonder it's easy for the Bulletin to find people who will say Bend is just about to boom again. They are all trying to talk the market up because they're leveraged into 1031s companies and shit. They're not just going to lose a house or two, they're in way crazier than that.

bruce said...

Porkchop, View Source on BB, BB2, and BB3, and you'll find the only nofollow command (other than those in your rants) is in the exact same place in all three: Near the end of the WidgetManager._PopupConfig string, as "74meta content\75\47NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW"

Exact same fucking thing in all three.

Give it up.

I came here because I was fucking sick and tired of Utah, had better than 1500 days in my legs in Little Cottonwood, and this seemed like a nice place to ride. Plus one of Trudy's favorite employees grew up here and leaned on us to move here for the better part of two years. Now she works for him at NWA.

If I had known how fucked up the RE market is, things might have been different. Who knows. We thought long and hard before moving here and are generally happy. And financially better off than ever.

Of course, I knew from day one that the RE market was fucked. When you can rent for 1/4th the cost of buying, why tie yourself to a fucking anchor?

And as far as skiing, MtB bores the shit out of me. Too flat. Although poking around in the backcountry is pretty fun.

bruce said...

Doing a little simple addition, I show Inland filing $13,740,405 in Trust Deeds, plus two more that just listed "Line of Credit" without an amount. In 2007 and 2008.

Now to 2006, when the borrowing supposedly stopped.

bruce said...

From 1/1/2006 to today, Inland filed $19,884,886 in Trust Deeds, plus two that only list a "Line of Credit" without a fixed limit.

In the same period it filed zero Mortgage Satisfactions.

Let's go back to 2005, shall we?

tim said...

OK Buster, like Bruce said, I see NOINDEX NOFOLLOW on a friggin' widget, and in a whole lotta text. I looked in Mozilla and in Chrome. How are you seeing all these alleged NOFOLLOWs?

My theory is they don't bother sticking nofollows in this blog anymore. Because they don't index it at all.

Butter's cone of silence is permanent. I don't think he can do a friggin' thing about the nofollows anymore. They aren't even there. Does anyone see them anymore? Maybe they are still in old posts, or maybe they get inserted once a day or something.

tim said...

Butter, can you rename the whole blog to "no follow"?

bruce said...

Numbers are getting fuzzy, too many listings. But from 1/1/05 to today, Inland loaned out about $28M. Some of the names get pretty familiar. Atwood, Haaby, Resnick, VSN LLC, etc.

Now I'm trying to find out if any of these have been Satisfied.

I have found one, a $1.1M loan on 9/20/2004 to GALVESTON POINT LLC (based out of the Summit office with Lyons and Larkin) that was satisfied on 4/14/05 with a payment on $1,059,014.56, according to a Release of Trust Deed filed on 7/13/07. Other than the underpayment and delay in filing the release, one other thing a bit odd about this one is that the Trust Deed states:

"The grantor warrants that the proceeds of the loan...are: primarily for grantor's personal, family or household purposes"

These guys had themselves a hell of a honeypot.

bruce said...

But nowhere like Madoff's. Boy, shit is hitting the fan about that.

SYNAGOGUE OF $UFFERERS
BERNIE'S SCAM HITS ELITE TEMPLE

Members of a posh Upper East Side synagogue suffered a $2 billion bloodbath in Bernie Madoff's epic Ponzi scheme.

The Fifth Avenue Synagogue ranks with the decimated rolls of the Palm Beach Country Club in terms of members scorched by the scam.

Ira Rennert, chairman of the synagogue's board and owner of the priciest mansion in the Hamptons, had $200 million staked in Madoff's fund, Fortune magazine reported.

He was one of at least 10 synagogue heavy hitters fleeced in the scandal, said a prominent congregant.

The synagogue was a breeding ground for Madoff investors given that its president, J. Ezra Merkin, reportedly served as a powerful recruiter for the alleged scamster.

Merkin is said to have given Madoff, who does not belong to the synagogue, access to a slew of universities and Jewish organizations.

Merkin had $1.8 billion wrapped up with the shady investor through his fund, Ascot Partners - in many cases, without his clients' knowledge....


And

BRIDGES BURNED WITH MADOFF CLAN

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff's family is coming apart at the seams, with his two sons refusing to talk to their parents and one getting hit with divorce papers the day of his dad's arrest.

Brothers Andrew and Mark Madoff have not uttered a word to their disgraced financier father since they turned him in to authorities on Dec. 11.

The sons also have not spoken to their mom, Ruth, 67, a kosher-cookbook editor being investigated by the feds for possibly keeping financial records for her husband's company.

"I can positively say the boys have not spoken to their parents at all," said a source close to the Madoffs.

"Obviously, this is a tough time for this family."

It became even tougher for Andrew, 42, when his wife of almost 17 years, Deborah, 41, filed divorce papers in Manhattan Family Court on the same day his dad was cuffed.


Soap opera's at their finest. Our little $30M Summit mess is nothing...

Except if you have been someone pulled in by it.

Anonymous said...

NO contempt here, no siree, HOMER loves all his commenter's, yes he do massa homer love all his commenter's.

Homer love us this we know, because O'Reilly tell us so.

Anonymous said...

TOP Bend story's today, first two are Brooks, and third is their bank. Who would have guessed??

NorthWest Crossing Business Tenant Named "Architect of The Year ...
24-7PressRelease.com (press release) - 16 hours ago
Both companies, based in Bend, have solid histories of commitment to thoughtful, quality real estate developments in Central Oregon. ...

Brooks Resources Releases Annual Calendar; Celebrates 40 Years in ...
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria - Dec 19, 2008
Bend, Oregon, December 19, 2008 -- Brooks Resources Corporation today announced that its annual wall calendar is now available to the public. ...

Cascade Bancorp (Oregon) Named in Oregon's Top Ten Most Admired ...
MarketWatch - Dec 16, 2008
Cascade Bancorp (headquartered in Bend, Oregon) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bank of the Cascades, operates in Oregon and Idaho markets. ...CACB

Anonymous said...

Tim,

You DUMB fucking KUNT.

Start your own BLOG on blogspot.com.

Call it bendmoron.blogspot.com ( I'm sure its available ), then go to the style-sheet and study the HTML-TEMPLATE by default.

You'll see three internal NO-FOLLOWS that all have to be removed, or otherwise GOOGLE treats your blog at SPAM.

The theory is the BOT's that create SPAM blogsites are too fucking DUMB to remove the NO-FOLLOW.

I guess that didn't know that there were men like HOMER in BEND that didn't know how to use a mouse.

APU, your no different than a fucking renter here, unless you create a fucking website, and learn how they work, why are you even in this fucking conversation?

EVEN the fucking BP PUSSY moron dweeb himself removed NO-FOLLOWS from juniper-ridge-info.blogspot.com which shows that google is right, morons can remove the no-follow.

There are ONLY TWO morons in BEND that I know of that have NOT removed the No-Follow, HOMER&DUNC.

Anonymous said...

It's not a mystery why Butter wants this site to be invisible, one only has to read the post and the comments to realize that the people are Bend stupid.

Anonymous said...

The Feds will take control of the Deschutes soon. The River will be put into a channel at Wickiup and run South of K Falls where it will feed into the Pit River and thus into the California Water System.
This project will employ 10,000 people for about 5 years, it's all about the Economy.

Anonymous said...

"A short history of cascadia, from a hobbits point of view"


Great story!!

Now maybe put that ring on, Bilbo Baggins, before YOU get discovered!!

Anonymous said...

"The grantor warrants that the proceeds of the loan...are: primarily for grantor's personal, family or household purposes"

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Yes, that's it bend-no-follow.blogspot.com.


Had the BEND RE market kept going astro, everybody today would be calling Summit-1031 Bend Geniasses.

bruce said...

Re: Geniasses.

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Me thinks the geniass part comes from being willing to curb the greed at a certain point.

hbm said...

Tim, You DUMB fucking KUNT.

Since I've been ignoring Buster he's started in on somebody else. Good.

hbm said...

I should see a psychiatrist for even RESPONDING TO YOUR SMELLY MOTHERFUCKING CUNT.

Yes, you should. Buster is a mental basket case whose pathetic life revolves around insulting people, and being insulted by them, on this blog. Ignore him and maybe he'll go away and we won't have to scroll through 100,000 words of his drool every week to find the rational posts.

bruce said...

Re: Tim,

You DUMB fucking KUNT.

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I think Buster is about to give you a big ole slobbery one...

Anonymous said...

HBM,

Yes, HBM your right, that's why the SORE has always been the become of hope in this little town called Bend.

Hell before HBM was running the SORE he was running the BULL the greatest source light for all of Central Oregon.

No insults from HBM from either his BULL or SORE, as he knows that the people of Bend have always been little mushrooms, whose only purpose is to be fed shit and kept in the dark.

Sounds like the status-quo are rising from their coffins tonight??

Anonymous said...

I think Buster is about to give you a big ole slobbery one...

*

BP its just jealousy a crow bar couldn't separate us.

I'm out of here got to go watch that kid get his tongue get stuck to the flag-pole in xmas-story.

See you at the next council meeting.

Anonymous said...

HBM your right, that's why the SORE has always been the become of hope in this little town called Bend.

*

BEACON of HOPE the SORE it is

Anonymous said...

Me thinks the geniass part comes from being willing to curb the greed at a certain point.

*

No, you just got here BP, these people really thought that BEND was Aspen.

Let's go back to 2004, the new MERENDA, BEND was going to become the gastronomical center of the universe.

Bend was MORE Aspen than Aspen.

I see the Summit-1031 loans as they really thought they could borrow $5M on a $1M property, and sell in 2010 for $10M, and everyone including the 'investor' make a fortune.

Had the easy-money spigot not gotten turned off in Spring of 2007, they would today be geniasses, and so would MADOFF continue to be so.

Anonymous said...

You obviously keep coming back here HBM for abuse.

Like a poster said the other day on BENDBB ( bendeconomy1 ), ... Many of us feel that this antagonistic form of debate is more efficient for finding truth than ass kissing or brown nosing.

Thus we don't censor, and let everyone say what they want, but when they make assertions like "Summit-1031 is peeling off water-rights to send the Deschutes River to K-Falls", then we tell that person to PUT proof of the assertion. If they can't then we call that story BULLSHIT.

Like a few days ago when the pussy was saying that Summit-1031 land & water-rights were being sold to the conservancy, that sounded to me like a right-wing fucking theory coming from the pussy, and I called him on it, and haven't heard anything since.

You obviously like for methodology, you stick around.

Lastly, HOMER has always been a KUNT, and smelly at that, if we ever said anything nice about homer he would get very suspicious.

bruce wannabe said...

HBM is probably a really nice guy, but he writes for the SORE, which is a smelly fucking KUNT of a paper, and a little WHORE sister to the BULL, the mother of ALL HOLLERN propaganda in BEND to keep the great RE Fraud inflated.

The SORE has always been the source of 'EVENTS' during the BUBBLE years.

HBM has been around during these last 10-20 years at the SORE&BULL, that makes him very much part of the problem, and thus he's dog-shit.

real bruce said...

but HBM's a really nice guy, he didn't know that Bend was a real estate fraud


he didn't know it wasn't his fault

tim said...

If it's "just" nofollow, why does Duncan's site show up. You yourself said that it's because Butter named his site with a number at it. Which is it?

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

From BendBB:

Guest said:

bendbubble2.blogspot.com

has a new post this week 100% in support of bendbb & rdc


Ah yes. Poor bendbb can't censor this blog, and so I'm sure assiduously avoids reading it. Of course, I'm trying to help the guy (gal?), but it'll never happen.

Cult of Bend.

tim said...

Summit 1031 in RIP list Butter?

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

You yourself said that it's because Butter named his site with a number at it. Which is it?

Dude, one day it's NOFOLLOW, the next it's illegal immigrants, the next it's renters going belly up because they're getting foreclosed on.

Just accept that NOTHING anyone could ever say about this issue, including presenting UNEQUIVOCAL TRUTH, will convince Buster of ANYTHING.

bruce said...

I would love to start serving some subpoenas trying to match internal docs with the public docs from Summit and all their LLC's. Detail research. I love it for some sick reason.

Just having spent a month heading the Deschutes County Grand Jury, and signing a pile of subpoena's, this is fucking ripe for some lawyer on the side of the fucked over by Summit.

Anonymous said...

OK – so you have some trees on your property. You know they’re worth
something, but you aren’t an expert at timber management, and maybe
you aren’t exactly sure how to extract their value. You could hire someone
to log them and then sell the timber for profit, but you’d pay tax on the
income, at potentially very high rates. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could
postpone paying tax by exchanging trees-on-the-stump (termed
stumpage” or “standing timber”) for other property?

Let’s say a logger wants to buy your timber but you don’t need the cash or
want the tax liability. You could enter into a 1031 exchange, sell the timber
rights to the logger, and then use the proceeds to purchase another parcel
of real estate more suited to your investment goals; say a rental property,
bare land or a commercial building. A 1031 exchange allows you to
convert the value of the timber to another investment without paying the
tax. And, as an added bonus, you will retain “ownership” of the original
land itself for potential future use. You could also exchange mineral
interests, water rights, or other similar “partial real estate interests” in this
ay.
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So how does this work?
State laws determine whether
different types of properties are real
estate. And IRS code section 1031
states that a particular item of
property is incidental to a larger item
of property ONLY if the properties
are typically transferred together in standard commercial transactions. In
many states it’s possible to separate the title to timber, mineral deposits,
or water, from title to the land. In essence, you create separate ownership
interests in the land and the natural resources. As such, these interests
are often defined under state law as real estate, and could be considered
like kind to other types of real estate for the purpose of a 1031 tax-
eferred exchange.
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It’s Your Right – Exchange It!
Grow a Real Estate Portfolio from Water, Timber, Mineral Rights, etc…
By Doug Ruby, CES
®
For quick 1031 reference information 24/7
Visit us online at www.summit1031.com
When exchanging rights to natural resources, particular care must be
taken to insure that there are no limitations applied to the property given
up and the property received. If the ownership interest limits the quantity
of a natural resource, it would not be considered like-kind to another piece
of real estate with no such limitations. Ownership limited to a designated
period of time is called a “leasehold interest” and is not typically
considered like-kind to ownership interests for an unlimited period, called
“fee-simple”. For instance, a right to remove timber from a piece of
property on a one-time basis would not be exchangeable for “fee-simple”
property such as a residential rental. However, the right to harvest timber
rom a piece of land indefinitely should qualify for such an exchange.
f
Partial interests in real estate that may be exchangeable include water
rights, timber rights, mineral interests, leases, oil and gas rights, remainder
& reversionary interests, life interests (if the beneficiary’s life expectancy
exceeds 30 years), air rights, or conservation easements. Before
considering an exchange for real estate better suited to your investment
goals, be sure to consult with an expert to evaluate the like-kind
requirements and relative risk of your individual scenario. As always,
Summit offers free consultation services, contact our expert staff at 1-800-
09-1031 or
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info@summit1031.com.

bruce said...

Re: No, you just got here BP, these people really thought that BEND was Aspen.

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Then they have obviously never been to Aspen, Tahoe, Jackson Hoke, Ketchum, etc.

Mass feeding frenzy. That was my feeling when I moved here and the first place we wanted to rent and get the lay of the land was turned from a year-lease to a month-to-month the next day because the owner "...had some equity possibilities I can't pass up."

bruce said...

Jackson Hole...

Taos

Even Tucson...

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Funny, this wkend as they Sunday AM news shows cover the MADE OFF scandal, what they focus on MOST is that he DID IT TO HIS FRIENDS.

OK, and dumbshit KNOWS this means, "I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS FUCKER STUCK IT TO FELLOW JEWS!".

MADE OFF screwed thousands of JEWS out of BILLIONS, and every fucking JEW they interview (not a single fucking gentile), was incredulous that this devious fucker screwed JEWS. Had it been a Goodly Mix, well then... who cares.

But The Fucker Screwed Over JEWS, and that will probably get his ass killed by the MOSSAD.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

That's why when they INTERVIEWED RANDOM MADE-OFF VICTIMS, they fucking walked down a random FLORIDA street.

Motherfucking JEWS wall-to-wall that had been spanked by MADE-OFF.

Again, these bastards would have cheered this fucker in a ticker tape parade had he FUCKED GENTILES. But Jew Fucking Jew? That shit calls for a MOSSAD HIT.

Anonymous said...

http://bendeconomy2.informe.com/forum/summit-1031-money-used-to-grab-the-deschutes-river-for-cali-dt156.html#292

Thread's at bebb2 are moving along fairly well, two threads seem to be HOT, the loan problem with 1031, and the Suterra Deschutes River to Calif thread.

Anonymous said...

BEND's JEEBUS really does work in strange ways...

I was pretty much joking when I asked if Inlands’ “borrowers” were the choir members of the Westside Church, but have heard from a couple of sources that the people that make up Deep Throat’s list of SAI companies are pretty much the same people that run the Westside Church.

BLUE SKY BUILDINGS, LLC
CFALLS INVESTMENTS, LLC
CRESCENT PARTNERS, LLC
DESCHUTES IRRIGATION, LLC
EMMETT RANCH, LLC
GOODE INVESTMENTS, LLC
HUNTER RANCH, LLC
INLAND CAPITAL CORP.
JORDAN CAPITAL, LLC
OASIS ESTATES, LLC
QUINN RIVER RANCH, LLC
SISTERS MHP, LLC
STONE MOUNTAIN INVESTMENTS, LLC
SUMMIT ACCOMMODATORS, INC.
SUMMIT CPA GROUP, LLP
THREE SISTERS DEVELOPMENT CO., INC.
TOUCHSTONE PROPERTIES I, LLC
ASHLEY RANCH LLC
THREE SISTERS DEVELOPMENT CO., INC.
TRAVIS RANCH, LLC
BLUE RIDGE MTN. DEVELOPMENT, L.L.C.
CARPATHIAN MTN. DEVELOPMENT L.L.C.
CENTURY EXCHANGE, INC.
GALVESTON POINT, LLC
HARZ MTN. DEVELOPMENT, L.L.C.
JORDAN RIVER DEVELOPMENT, L.L.C.
KLONDIKE POINT, L.L.C.
MT. RUSSEL DEVELOPMENT, L.L.C.
ODELL PROPERTIES, LLC
POWELL BUTTE INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.
SISTERS MOBILE HOME PARK
VSN PROPERTIES, L.L.C.

If that’s the case, maybe it’s true that God works in mysterious ways.

Anonymous said...

OK, and dumbshit KNOWS this means, "I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS FUCKER STUCK IT TO FELLOW JEWS!".

*

Made-Off Why did you rob Jews?

Madoff: "Because that is where the money is"

Anonymous said...

COMMERCIAL DEVELLOPERS DEMAND $200B Bailout

The Wall Street Journal


Dec. 22, 2008

Big property developers are asking to be included in a new $200 billion loan program as a surge in commercial mortgages comes due.

They're warning policy makers that thousands of office complexes, hotels, shopping centers and other commercial buildings are headed into defaults, foreclosures and bankruptcies.

bruce said...

Add another LLC to the list:

GLENADA MTN. DEVELOPMENT, LLC

Anonymous said...

Bend, Oregon. The Central Oregon mountain town that has is it all.

A warm inviting mountain getaway with a cosmopolitan appeal is what you’ll find when you arrive in the friendly town of Bend, Oregon. Majestic snow-capped peaks permeate the high-desert skyline making for some of the best weather in Oregon—think sun-drenched days and cool nights—along with endless options for plenty of play time. Skiing, snowboarding, golfing, fishing, hiking, biking and rafting are just a few of the outdoor adventures you can tackle in a weekend or a week.

Ski Free Packages | Things to Do in Bend Newsletter | December Event Calendar | Watch the Mt. Bachelor Video

Mt Bachelor

Bend Oregon is the type of place where you can watch a western rodeo one day and then find yourself sipping wine by the river while listening to the sounds of a local band. You can catch an art exhibit downtown, dine at an award-winning restaurant, spoil yourself at one of our many spas, or summit South Sister, the state’s third highest peak.

What will your Bend adventure be?

Make your reservation today at bendmorons.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

ALWAYS #1 all the time, BEND AIRPORT rated most dangerous airport in State, always BEND #1

Bend leads in state’s plane accidents
Bend Bulletin, OR - Dec 21, 2008
The Bend Municipal Airport, located east of the city, has seen its air traffic soar with the population explosion in Central Oregon over the past decade and ...

bruce said...

The biggest news you'll never hear about:

BREAKING: MIKE CONNELL, GOP 'IT GURU', KILLED IN SOLO PLANE CRASH

Said Recently Threatened by Karl Rove, Had Beeen Key Witness in OH '04 Election Fraud Case

Built Alternate WH Email System, Websites for Bush, McCain, Swiftboaters, '04 OH Election, More...


The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that the private plane of the GOP's highly-placed "IT guru" Mike Connell went down in Lake Township, Ohio on Friday evening. Connell was killed in the crash and is reported to have been the only person on board. There are no reports of anyone on the ground being hurt, though his plane crashed in a residential neighborhood.

Connell is a familiar name to readers of The BRAD BLOG as a key witness in the King-Lincoln v. Blackwell lawsuit regarding fraud in the 2004 Presidential Election in Ohio. That recently revived, long-standing lawsuit led to Connell's recent deposition on November 3, 2008, the day before this year's general election. According to plaintiff's lead attorney Cliff Arnebeck in July, a tipster had warned that Connell had been threatened by Karl Rove, as The BRAD BLOG reported at the time, in an attempt to intimidate him into "taking the fall" for Ohio election fraud not long after a motion was filed to lift the stay in that case.

Connell had been memorably described as a "high IQ Forrest Gump", by the attorneys for the plaintiffs in the Ohio fraud case, for his apparent penchant at the scene of "every single crime" from Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004 to the network firewall on a number of key Congressional committees to the case of the missing White House emails. (Video and text transcript of the interview with the attorneys here.)

In late September, the federal judge in the Ohio case agreed to lift the stay, and in late October he compelled Connell to give a deposition to plaintiff attorneys on the Monday before the Tuesday general election.

Connell had been served with a subpoena to appear in the federal courtroom in Ohio at the same College Park, MD airport where his single engine plane reportedly took off from last night, on his final solo flight...

The following clip (appx 6:45 mins) from the documentary film, FREE FOR ALL!, released just prior to the motion to lift the stay on the King-Lincoln case in order to compel the testimony of Connell and others, including possibly Rove, offers some background on how Connell and his companies fit into the bigger picture of the investigation into potential crimes masterminded Rove, the GOP and the White House...

Anonymous said...

Visit Bend

www.VisitBend.com

Everyday is Tourist Season

brucepuss said...

NO-FOLLOW SOLVED.

Debating the Bend Bubble Without No Follow

Looks like the world will once again be transparent, for all to see the real Bend.

Anonymous said...

A NO 'nofollow' image mirror of BB2, who would have guessed?

Not since angrybendbitch.blogspot.com has there been truth about Bend seen from a distance.

My bud's at google have promised that bendmorons.blogspot.com, will be the #1 'bend oregon' blog in 24 hours.

bruce said...

From official Oregon Abbreviated Crime Reporting Definitions and the related Oregon Revised Statutes

FRAUD - Fraudulent conversion and obtaining money or property by false pretenses.

164.005 Definitions. As used in chapter 743, Oregon Laws 1971, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Appropriate property of another to oneself or a third person” or “appropriate” means to:

(a) Exercise control over property of another, or to aid a third person to exercise control over property of another, permanently or for so extended a period or under such circumstances as to acquire the major portion of the economic value or benefit of such property; or

(b) Dispose of the property of another for the benefit of oneself or a third person.

(2) “Deprive another of property” or “deprive” means to:

(a) Withhold property of another or cause property of another to be withheld from that person permanently or for so extended a period or under such circumstances that the major portion of its economic value or benefit is lost to that person; or

(b) Dispose of the property in such manner or under such circumstances as to render it unlikely that an owner will recover such property.

(3) “Obtain” includes, but is not limited to, the bringing about of a transfer or purported transfer of property or of a legal interest therein, whether to the obtainer or another.

(4) “Owner of property taken, obtained or withheld” or “owner” means any person who has a right to possession thereof superior to that of the taker, obtainer or withholder.

(5) “Property” means any article, substance or thing of value, including, but not limited to, money, tangible and intangible personal property, real property, choses-in-action, evidence of debt or of contract. [1971 c.743 §121]

164.057 Aggravated theft in the first degree. (1) A person commits the crime of aggravated theft in the first degree, if:

(a) The person violates ORS 164.055 with respect to property, other than a motor vehicle used primarily for personal rather than commercial transportation; and

(b) The value of the property in a single or aggregate transaction is $10,000 or more.

(2) Aggravated theft in the first degree is a Class B felony. [1987 c.907 §5]

164.085 Theft by deception. (1) A person, who obtains property of another thereby, commits theft by deception when, with intent to defraud, the person:

(a) Creates or confirms another’s false impression of law, value, intention or other state of mind that the actor does not believe to be true;

(b) Fails to correct a false impression that the person previously created or confirmed;

(c) Prevents another from acquiring information pertinent to the disposition of the property involved;

(d) Sells or otherwise transfers or encumbers property, failing to disclose a lien, adverse claim or other legal impediment to the enjoyment of the property, whether such impediment is or is not valid, or is or is not a matter of official record; or

(e) Promises performance that the person does not intend to perform or knows will not be performed.



(3) In a prosecution for theft by deception, the defendant’s intention or belief that a promise would not be performed may not be established by or inferred from the fact alone that such promise was not performed.

EMBEZZLEMENT - Misappropriation or misapplication of money or property entrusted to one’s care,
custody or control.

165.095 Misapplication of entrusted property. (1) A person commits the crime of misapplication of entrusted property if, with knowledge that the misapplication is unlawful and that it involves a substantial risk of loss or detriment to the owner or beneficiary of such property, the person intentionally misapplies or disposes of property that has been entrusted to the person as a fiduciary or that is property of the government or a financial institution.

(2) Misapplication of entrusted property is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §166]

165.100 Issuing a false financial statement. (1) A person commits the crime of issuing a false financial statement if, with intent to defraud, the person:

(a) Knowingly makes or utters a written statement which purports to describe the financial condition or ability to pay of the person or some other person and which is inaccurate in some material respect; or

(b) Represents in writing that a written statement purporting to describe a person’s financial condition or ability to pay as of a prior date is accurate with respect to that person’s current financial condition or ability to pay, knowing the statement to be materially inaccurate in that respect.

(2) Issuing a false financial statement is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §167]

bruce said...

Re: Bend Morons

###

From the View Source of the first comment:

...rel="nofollow">bruce...

bruce said...

Amazing, do a search on business associated with Lane Lyons and it comes back with 673. Most are LLC's based at the Summit office.

http://egov.sos.state.or.us/br/pkg_br_web_assoc_name_srch.do_name_srch?p_first_name=LANE&p_last_name=LYONS&p_middle_name=&p_name_suffix=&p_srch=ALL&p_act=ACTINA&p_print=FALSE

Duncan McGeary said...

Excelllent.

The hijacking is complete.

Anonymous said...

From the View Source of the first comment:

...rel="nofollow">bruce...


*

That was a 'test' before bruce removed the 'nofollow'.

Besides there are THREE types of default no-follow in the HTML template that is only one of them.

The main problem with BB2 is that entire blog is marked no-follow, and all html-links, and thus google assumes that the blog is spam.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again the PUSSY is going to write a COMPLAINT.

Which complaint will the PUSSY file first with the LAW.

1.) The city-hall complaint.

2.) The 1031 complaint.

Given that the pussy doesn't have stake in either, ...?? You decide.

Anonymous said...

We were going to do haloscan comments on bendmorons.blogspot.com like portlandhousing.blogspot.com does, but they don't support over 3,000 chars per comment.

Thus back to blogger comments.

No problem, that was the reason for the initial test 'bruce'.

Haloscan indexes very well, allows photos and video-feed, which blogger doesn't but 3,000 limit in text is too small for monkeys randomly typing on keyboards.

There is NO hi-jacking DUNC, the moron debate is simply too valuable for the entire world not to be able to see.

Duncan McGeary said...

You have taken someone else's content, reproduced it entirely, not given attribution nor even so much as a link.

hbm said...

A short history of cascadia, from a hobbits point of view.

Some people have WAAAAAAAAY too much time on their hands.

This is Exhibit B. Exhibit A is the endless wrangling over alleged "no-follow" codes.

hbm said...

You have taken someone else's content, reproduced it entirely, not given attribution nor even so much as a link.

The word for that is "plagiarism."

hbm said...

Skiing, snowboarding, golfing, fishing, hiking, biking and rafting are just a few of the outdoor adventures ...

"Just a few"? What the hell are the others???

Duncan McGeary said...

All you need do, Buster, is put I Hate To Burst Your Bubble in as the author, and give a link to BB2.

That's fair.

tim said...

Dunc, the thing links right back to here when you click on the giant green link. But yeah, he needs to make it clear.

Is Google Cache plagariasm?

I don't really know what archiving of blogs is.

LavaBear said...

I gave Porkchop a multiple choice test late last week to see if he really has any fucking idea what nofollow does or even means. He failed. He did post 100+ different comments to show how ignorant of the whole matter he is. The guy sucks at multiple choice that's for sure.

Hey Porkchop...nofollow has absolutely nothing to do with why this blog is stealth to google.com. You simple don't have a clue what the nofollow tag does.

But...the fact google search has all out banned the site is interesting.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Debating the Bend Bubble Without No Follow

Tim said it best: AWESOME.

I just want to know ONE THING: Will this stop the ENDLESS posts about NOFOLLOW?

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I just can't wait till that fucking blog gets NOFOLLOW's jammed in it galore, banned from Google's index, and I can POST ENDLESS RANTS about Buster should remove the NOFOLLOWS, the CONE OF SILENCE, and other such bullshit.

bruce said...

Man, you want to see some fucking carnage, read the list here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aoejLgxOH2v8&refer=home

This shit is going to reverberate.

Just one firm on that list:

"Tremont Capital Management is an established leader in the investment management of fund of hedge fund products and multi-manager portfolios. We are dedicated to providing our clients with quality risk-adjusted returns on a consistent basis over the long-term. Within a framework of disciplined risk budgeting and monitoring, we employ a strategic investment approach that is considered as rigorous as it is innovative. Our bottom line is to help our investors achieve their goals through the identification of opportunities to deliver alpha amidst ever-changing market conditions."

And now:

"Tremont’s Rye Investment Management unit had $3.1 billion, virtually all of its assets, invested with Madoff, said the person, who declined to be identified because the information is private. Tremont had another $200 million invested through its fund of funds group, Tremont Capital Management.

“We believe Tremont exercised appropriate due diligence in connection with the Madoff investments,” the company said in a statement.

Tremont, which manages a total of $5.8 billion, is the second hedge fund company to report that more than half its assets were invested with Madoff, who was arrested Dec. 11 after he allegedly confessed to running a “giant Ponzi scheme” that may have bilked investors out of $50 billion. Fairfield Greenwich Group said on Friday it had placed $7.5 billion of its $14.1 billion in total assets with the Madoff. "

How the fuck do you burn through $50 billion?

tim said...

>>How the fuck do you burn through $50 billion?

Haha. Losing money is easy! If I wanted to lose $50 billion, I'd lend it to GM and Chrysler.

bruce said...

Re: Haha. Losing money is easy! If I wanted to lose $50 billion, I'd lend it to GM and Chrysler.

###

Me? Lehman Bro and Merrill Lynch...

At least with GM and Chrysler you would have tens of thousands of blue collar workers paid to build something you could sit in and drive around.

At LB and ML, you just get a piece of paper saying they lost it all. And if you are lucky, it would detail the millions in bonuses to those few hundred that lost it.

Easy targets. Toyota is going to lose money this year, too. First time ever.

bruce said...

FYI-

Mr. Ewert,

Thank you for your email. The December 15th web site posting by Summit was certainly a surprise to us all. The next day the FEA Board suspended their membership pending an investigation by the Ethics Committee. As far as I know, no one at Summit has responded to our requests for information. FEA memberships run on a calendar year. In light of the events reported on their website we would not expect them to attempt to renew their membership. To my knowledge there have not been any charges of misconduct filed with the FEA regarding Summit.

Hugh Pollard

FEA President

Anonymous said...

Central Oregon jobless rates soar to record levels

Posted:

All three counties jump 2-3 points

From KTVZ.COM news sources

All three of the counties in Central Oregon saw their unemployment rates increase from October to November, after increasing from September to October. Jefferson County had the largest month-over-month change while Crook County had the highest unemployment rate. Deschutes County had both the smallest change and the lowest unemployment rate.

Crook County: The county's unemployment rose to 12.4 percent in November, up 2.0 percentage points from October. The rate continues to run higher than the historical lows of the last few years (5.4% in November 2006) and is the highest since at least 1990. The second-highest November rate was 1996's 11.2 percent.

The county lost 130 jobs in November, which is less than the revised October loss of 170 jobs. November's loss was slightly larger than expected, continuing the trend of weaker job performance which began last spring.

No industries showed job gains in November, while wholesale trade lost another 30 jobs, both construction and leisure and hospitality lost 20 jobs, and natural resources and mining lost 10 jobs.

All levels of public employment lost jobs in November. Federal government fell by 30, followed by state and local government at 10 jobs each.

The county recorded 380 fewer jobs this November than in November 2007 - a decline of 5.4 percent. This is the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year decline. Industries showing the largest year-over-year declines include wood product manufacturing (‑15.3%), professional and business services (‑9.4%), and transportation, warehousing, and utilities (‑9.3%). No industries reported gains over the year, although there were five industries where employment was the same as one year prior.

Deschutes County (Bend MSA): The county's unemployment rate increased from a revised rate of 8.0 percent in October to 9.9 percent in November. The rate stands 4.5 percentage points higher than one year ago and is the highest rate in November going back to at least1990. The next-highest November rate was 1996's 8.8 percent.

In November, 320 jobs were lost, continuing the declines seen in September and October. The job loss was slightly larger than the expected loss, as the county typically loses about 290 jobs during November. Overall, the county's employment has shown mixed trends this year, with employment flattening out during the spring and now declining since the summer, after rapid growth in the past few years.

November's job gains and losses varied by industry. As with September and October, leisure and hospitality had the largest loss (-320), followed closely by professional and business services (‑310), and natural resources, mining, and construction (-200).The largest private-sector job gains in November were in retail trade (+200), educational and health services (+60), and transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+40). Educational and health services has gained jobs almost every month in the last five years.

The public sector experienced net job gains in November. Although federal government lost 30 jobs, local education gained 290. State government employment showed no month-over-month change.

The area saw an over-the-year decline of 10 jobs in November, which was the first over-the-year decline since at least 1990. While expansion continued in several industry sectors, including state government (+7.8%), educational and health services (+5.3%), and federal government (+4.8%), the growth was offset by losses in industries such as natural resources, mining, and construction (‑8.3%); manufacturing (‑6.1%); and other services (‑1.7%).

Jefferson County: The county's unemployment rate rose to 12.0 percent in November, from October's revised rate of 9.4 percent. The rate stands 5.1 percentage points higher than one year ago and it is the highest November unemployment rate dating back to at least 1990; the next highest was 1992's 9.0 percent.

Jefferson County lost 110 jobs in November at a time of year when about 60 jobs are usually lost. This year the county's job performance has been below normal each month due to the slowing economy.

No industries experienced employment gains in November. Industry sectors losing jobs included leisure and hospitality (-30), natural resources and mining, and professional and business services (-20 each). Wood product manufacturing, educational and health services, and other services lost 10 jobs each.

With the continued softness, the county recorded a 6.1 percent year-over-year job decline in November. The largest losses were in natural resources and mining (-40%), manufacturing (‑25.0%), construction (-7.7%), and federal government (‑6.3%). Some industries experienced year-over-year gains, including educational and health services (+9.1%) state government (+3.0%), and leisure and hospitality (1.9%).
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Anonymous said...

bendmorons.blogspot.com

Homer's picture is posted on the site as 'Our Dear Leader',

If we could find a pic of his mother, we would add that.

Anonymous said...

I just want to know ONE THING: Will this stop the ENDLESS posts about NOFOLLOW?


*

Yes, now the whole world will always have the best of homer at their finger tips.

bruce said...

The word for that is "plagiarism."

###

In BEND you can take someones money, their daughter, their wives, but never their words.

I'm going to file a complaint.

bruce said...

Bill Smith LLC's in BEND

1 ABN ACT REP 387138-89 CUR ANGELWOOD NURSERY
2 ABN ACT REG 387138-89 CUR ANGELWOOD NURSERY
3 ABN INA REG 467389-85 CUR BARB'S PRINTING
4 DBC INA SEC 168163-16 CUR BBR CORPORATION OF BEND
5 ABN ACT REP 273329-98 CUR BEND CONCERTS
6 DBC INA PRE 238280-98 CUR BOND BUILDING MANAGER, INC.
7 DBC INA SEC 238280-98 CUR BOND BUILDING MANAGER, INC.
8 DLLC ACT AGT 646002-82 CUR DERBY SMITH PARTNERS, L.L.C.
9 DLLC ACT MEM 646002-82 CUR DERBY SMITH PARTNERS, L.L.C.
10 FBC INA AGT 082852-80 CUR DERBY WEST CORPORATION
11 FBC INA AGT 255855-89 CUR DIC PROPERTIES INC.
12 FLLC INA AGT 699506-82 CUR DIC PROPERTIES, LLC
13 ABN INA REP 179577-88 CUR FIFTEEN SW COLORADO
14 DLLC ACT AGT 389380-98 CUR FIFTEEN SW COLORADO, LLC
15 DNP ACT AGT 378095-97 CUR FUEL BUILDING CONDOMINIUM OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
16 DNP ACT PRE 378095-97 CUR FUEL BUILDING CONDOMINIUM OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
17 DLLC ACT AGT 338488-96 CUR FUEL BUILDING DEVELOPMENT, LLC
18 ABN ACT REP 701950-53 CUR G. I. RANCH
19 DLLC INA AGT 181909-91 CUR GEORGE'S PLACE LLC
20 DLLC ACT AGT 491296-87 CUR GI CATTLE COMPANY L.L.C.
21 DCOOP ACT AGT 579011-84 CUR GI GRAZING ASSOCIATION
22 DCOOP ACT PRE 579011-84 CUR GI GRAZING ASSOCIATION
23 DBC ACT AGT 056689-83 CUR GI MANAGEMENT COMPANY
24 DBC ACT PRE 056689-83 CUR GI MANAGEMENT COMPANY
25 DBC INA AGT 428368-82 CUR GI RANCH CATTLE COMPANY
26 DBC INA PRE 428368-82 CUR GI RANCH CATTLE COMPANY
27 FBC ACT AGT 215028-85 CUR GI RANCH CORPORATION
28 FBC ACT PRE 215028-85 CUR GI RANCH CORPORATION
29 FBC ACT AGT 082861-89 CUR HAMEK CORPORATION
30 DBC INA PRE 086520-83 CUR METOLIUS LAND COMPANY
31 DBC INA SEC 086520-83 CUR METOLIUS LAND COMPANY
32 DBC ACT AGT 201567-82 CUR METOLIUS PROPERTIES CORPORATION
33 DBC ACT PRE 201567-82 CUR METOLIUS PROPERTIES CORPORATION
34 DBC ACT SEC 201567-82 CUR METOLIUS PROPERTIES CORPORATION
35 DLP ACT AGT 364825-86 CUR MILL A ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
36 DNP ACT AGT 488864-93 CUR MILL A BUILDING CONDOMINIUM OWNERS ASSOCIATION
37 DBC ACT AGT 353308-85 CUR MILL A DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
38 DBC ACT PRE 353308-85 CUR MILL A DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
39 ABN INA REP 582775-84 CUR MILL B
40 ABN INA REG 582775-84 CUR MILL B
41 DLLC ACT AGT 061146-98 CUR MILL DISTRICT MANAGERS LLC
42 DLLC ACT AGT 403145-93 CUR MILL SHOPS MANAGER, LLC
43 DLLC ACT AGT 390732-91 CUR MILL SHOPS, LLC
44 DBC ACT AGT 395213-80 CUR MILLSITE MANAGEMENT COMPANY
45 DBC ACT PRE 395213-80 CUR MILLSITE MANAGEMENT COMPANY
46 DNP ACT PRE 641501-89 CUR NORTHSIDE TERRACE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
47 DNP ACT AGT 641501-89 CUR NORTHSIDE TERRACE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
48 DLLC ACT AGT 199960-99 CUR OLD MILL DISTRICT SHOPS, LLC
49 FLLC INA MGR 759510-88 CUR OLD MILL DISTRICT SHOPS, LLC
50 ABN ACT REP 582769-82 CUR OLD MILL VILLAGE
51 ABN ACT REG 582769-82 CUR OLD MILL VILLAGE
52 DLLC INA AGT 075260-98 CUR PLAINVIEW LAND COMPANY LLC
53 DLLC ACT AGT 178359-92 CUR RIVER BEND ASSOCIATES, LLC
54 DLP ACT AGT 361733-83 CUR RIVER BEND LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
55 DNP ACT PRE 641504-86 CUR RIVER BEND MASTER OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
56 DNP ACT AGT 641504-86 CUR RIVER BEND MASTER OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
57 DLLC ACT AGT 174320-97 CUR RIVER SHOPS MANAGER, LLC
58 DLLC ACT AGT 174321-96 CUR RIVER SHOPS, LLC
59 ABN INA REP 582836-81 CUR RIVERFRONT VILLAGE
60 ABN INA REG 582836-81 CUR RIVERFRONT VILLAGE
61 DLP ACT AGT 728240-80 CUR ROBBERSON SMITH INVESTMENTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
62 DBC INA PRE 735632-81 CUR S & N EXCAVATION, INC.
63 DBC INA SEC 735632-81 CUR S & N EXCAVATION, INC.
64 ABN ACT REP 179742-96 CUR SHOPS AT OLD MILL
65 DBC INA AGT 513693-88 CUR SILVIES PROPERTIES CORPORATION
66 DBC INA PRE 513693-88 CUR SILVIES PROPERTIES CORPORATION
67 DBC INA SEC 513693-88 CUR SILVIES PROPERTIES CORPORATION
68 DBC ACT AGT 359790-87 CUR THE BEND COMPANY
69 DBC ACT PRE 359790-87 CUR THE BEND COMPANY
70 ABN ACT REP 582772-87 CUR THE MILL DISTRICT
71 ABN ACT REG 582772-87 CUR THE MILL DISTRICT
72 ABN ACT REP 523453-87 CUR THE OLD MILL DISTRICT
73 ABN ACT REG 523453-87 CUR THE OLD MILL DISTRICT
74 DLLC ACT AGT 353596-94 CUR THE THEATER BUILDING MANAGER, LLC
75 DLLC ACT AGT 353590-90 CUR THE THEATER BUILDING, LLC
76 DLLC INA AGT 420845-82 CUR TROUT CREEK RANCH L.L.C.
77 DLLC INA MGR 420845-82 CUR TROUT CREEK RANCH L.L.C.
78 DNP ACT AGT 648684-83 CUR UPPER TERRACE PHASE I OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
79 DNP ACT PRE 648684-83 CUR UPPER TERRACE PHASE I OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
80 DNP ACT AGT 648685-82 CUR UPPER TERRACE PHASES II AND III OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
81 DNP ACT PRE 648685-82 CUR UPPER TERRACE PHASES II AND III OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
82 DBC INA AGT 141918-11 CUR WALT'S PAVING, INC.
83 DBC INA PRE 141918-11 CUR WALT'S PAVING, INC.
84 DNP ACT AGT 648681-86 CUR WESTSIDE-NORTH OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
85 DNP ACT PRE 648681-86 CUR WESTSIDE-NORTH OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
86 DPC ACT PRE 120431-13 CUR WILLIAM L. SMITH, M.D., P.C.
87 DPC ACT SEC 120431-13 CUR WILLIAM L. SMITH, M.D., P.C.
88 DBC ACT AGT 158221-17 CUR WILLIAM SMITH PROPERTIES, INC.
89 DBC ACT PRE 158221-17 CUR WILLIAM SMITH PROPERTIES, INC.

Anonymous said...

Michael Hollern, LLC's: Note most of his LLC's are held by Rep's like Bill Smith

1 DBC ACT AGT 310620-86 CUR AWBREY GLEN GOLF CLUB, INC.
2 DBC ACT PRE 310620-86 CUR AWBREY GLEN GOLF CLUB, INC.
3 DBC INA AGT 168163-16 CUR BBR CORPORATION OF BEND
4 DBC INA PRE 168163-16 CUR BBR CORPORATION OF BEND
5 ABN ACT REP 244741-57 CUR BR MANAGEMENT CO.
6 DBC INA AGT 157561-82 CUR BRC MERGER CO.
7 FBC INA AGT 020923-28 CUR BROOKS ASSOCIATES, INC.-WEST
8 FLLC ACT MGR 261188-93 CUR BROOKS LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY LLC
9 FLLC ACT AGT 261188-93 CUR BROOKS LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY LLC
10 DBC INA AGT 162157-17 CUR BROOKS RESOURCES BUILDING COMPANY
11 DBC INA PRE 162157-17 CUR BROOKS RESOURCES BUILDING COMPANY
12 DBC ACT PRE 109757-12 CUR BROOKS RESOURCES SALES CORP.
13 DBC ACT AGT 109757-12 CUR BROOKS RESOURCES SALES CORP.
14 DNP ACT PRE 709225-89 CUR CENTURY WASHINGTON CENTER OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.
15 DBC ACT AGT 099122-88 CUR MOUNT BACHELOR VILLAGE CORPORATION
16 DBC ACT PRE 099122-88 CUR MOUNT BACHELOR VILLAGE CORPORATION
17 DLLC ACT MEM 076614-99 CUR MPH I LLC
18 DLLC ACT MEM 396603-94 CUR MPH II LLC
19 DLLC ACT MEM 396605-92 CUR MPH III LLC
20 DLLC ACT MEM 396607-90 CUR MPH IV LLC
21 DLLC ACT AGT 305799-99 CUR RED WILLOW LLC
22 ABN ACT REP 225833-55 CUR SHEVLIN CENTER
23 ABN INA REG 220642-99 CUR SHEVLIN CENTER OWNER'S COMMITTEE
24 DBC INA AGT 127864-14 CUR WESTWOOD UTILITIES, INC.
25 DBC INA PRE 127864-14 CUR WESTWOOD UTILITIES, INC.

Anonymous said...

Patricia Moss of CACB is the Secretary of Western Communications that owns the BULL.

Would would have guessed??

Anonymous said...

Patricia Moss is a very busy Girl Win's the LLC award.

1 ABN INA REP 267692-81 CUR BEND LEASING CO.
2 ABN INA REG 267692-81 CUR BEND LEASING CO.
3 ABN INA REP 257117-97 CUR BIG A DISTRIBUTION
4 DBC ACT AGT 193154-80 CUR CASCADE BANCORP
5 DBC ACT PRE 193154-80 CUR CASCADE BANCORP
6 DBC INA PRE 550814-84 CUR CASCADE BANCORP FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
7 ABN INA REP 267686-89 CUR CASCADE COLLECTION AGENCY
8 ABN INA REG 267686-89 CUR CASCADE COLLECTION AGENCY
9 ABN INA REP 267687-88 CUR CASCADE COURIER SERVICES
10 ABN INA REG 267687-88 CUR CASCADE COURIER SERVICES
11 ABN INA REP 267691-82 CUR CASCADE CREDIT BUREAU OF CENTRAL OREGON
12 ABN INA REG 267691-82 CUR CASCADE CREDIT BUREAU OF CENTRAL OREGON
13 ABN INA REP 267689-86 CUR CASCADE ESCROW COMPANY
14 ABN INA REG 267689-86 CUR CASCADE ESCROW COMPANY
15 ABN ACT REP 547588-84 CUR CASCADE FINANCE
16 ABN INA REP 267688-87 CUR CASCADE FINANCIAL SERVICES
17 ABN INA REG 267688-87 CUR CASCADE FINANCIAL SERVICES
18 ABN INA REP 267690-83 CUR CASCADE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
19 ABN INA REG 267690-83 CUR CASCADE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
20 ABN INA REP 267685-80 CUR CASCADE SECURITIES
21 ABN INA REG 267685-80 CUR CASCADE SECURITIES
22 DBC INA SEC 150075-11 CUR CASCADE STOCK CO., INC.
23 ABN ACT REP 267695-88 CUR CENTRAL OREGON TITLE CO.
24 ABN ACT REG 267695-88 CUR CENTRAL OREGON TITLE CO.
25 DBC INA AGT 552796-82 CUR COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SATELLITE HOMESCHOOL NETWORK INC
26 DBC INA PRE 552796-82 CUR COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SATELLITE HOMESCHOOL NETWORK INC
27 DBC INA SEC 552796-82 CUR COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SATELLITE HOMESCHOOL NETWORK INC
28 DBC INA SEC 495172-87 CUR MEMORY DIVISION, INC.
29 DLLC INA AGT 248888-93 CUR MOSS INVESTMENTS, LLC
30 DBC INA SEC 530195-85 CUR OUR FULFILLMENT HOUSE, INC.
31 ABN INA REG 771630-88 CUR SQUEEGEE HOLDINGS
32 DBC ACT SEC 083165-15 CUR WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth McCool another busy girl runs all of our favorite PNW newspapers.

1 ABN ACT REP 251668-85 CUR BAKER CITY HERALD
2 ABN INA REP 156774-53 CUR CURRY COASTAL PILOT
3 DLLC ACT AGT 707775-87 CUR HORSE BUTTE EQUESTRIAN CENTER, L.L.C.
4 DLLC ACT MEM 707775-87 CUR HORSE BUTTE EQUESTRIAN CENTER, L.L.C.
5 ABN ACT REP 118849-54 CUR THE BULLETIN
6 ABN ACT REP 118851-59 CUR THE OBSERVER
7 ABN ACT REP 041956-57 CUR THE REDMOND SPOKESMAN
8 DBC INA AGT 051936-85 CUR UNIQUE SOLUTIONS, LTD.
9 DBC INA PRE 051936-85 CUR UNIQUE SOLUTIONS, LTD.
10 DBC ACT AGT 083165-15 CUR WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Anonymous said...

NO FUCKING RACKET in BEND-ORYGUN is complete without the FUCKING SWITZER & HBM SHOW ...

1 ABN ACT REG 339174-93 CUR BALLOONS OVER BEND
2 ABN INA REP 201833-98 CUR BARK FOR THE PARK
3 ABN ACT REG 532630-92 CUR CASCADE MUSIC FESTIVAL
4 DLLC ACT MEM 069208-96 CUR CASCADE ODYSSEY, LLC
5 ABN INA REP 251888-97 CUR GRAPE TASTE OF BEND
6 ABN INA REG 251888-97 CUR GRAPE TASTE OF BEND
7 DBC ACT SEC 576353-86 CUR LAY IT OUT, INC.
8 ABN INA REP 316009-92 CUR OREGON WINTER CARNIVAL
9 ABN ACT REP 316014-95 CUR OREGON WINTERFEST
10 ABN INA REP 251891-92 CUR PLUG PRODUCTIONS
11 ABN INA REG 251891-92 CUR PLUG PRODUCTIONS
12 DBC INA AGT 317942-90 CUR ROCKCHUCK ENTERPRISES, INC.
13 ABN INA REP 316006-95 CUR SNOWRIDERS SUMMIT
14 ABN ACT REP 788919-84 CUR SOURCE WEEKLY
15 ABN INA REP 251887-98 CUR SUPREAME BEAN
16 ABN INA REG 251887-98 CUR SUPREAME BEAN
17 ABN ACT REP 316012-97 CUR THE BITE OF BEND
18 ABN ACT REP 316008-93 CUR THE BITE OF CENTRAL OREGON
19 ABN INA REP 316013-96 CUR THE BITE OF REDMOND
20 ABN ACT REP 003806-91 CUR THE SOURCE

bruce said...

Bill Smith works for HOLLERN, note the type of Businesses that Switzer/HBM run are very similar to those ran by Smith.

"Lay IT OUT" is the mother load for team HBM.

bruce said...

NOW can we tie all the LLC's above to 1031??

hbm said...

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeze no more LLC's, I want no-follow.

hbm said...

Charles Fadeley is the money bags behind the SORE empire, note the same LLC holds as HOLLERN. Note that Fadeley is out of HOMER's town of Sisters.

1 ABN ACT REP 236290-90 CUR BEND WINTERFEST
2 ABN ACT REG 236290-90 CUR BEND WINTERFEST
3 DNP ACT AGT 200545-16 CUR CASCADE MEADOW RANCH ASSOCIATION
4 DLLC ACT AGT 069208-96 CUR CASCADE ODYSSEY, LLC
5 ABN INA REP 038801-92 CUR COLUMBIA CONNECT
6 ABN INA REG 038801-92 CUR COLUMBIA CONNECT
7 DBC INA AGT 233282-89 CUR D & M RACING, INC.
8 DBC INA AGT 385365-87 CUR ENVIROCHEM OF OREGON, INC.
9 DPC INA AGT 356063-83 CUR JENSEN, FADELEY & ELMORE, P.C.
10 DPC INA SEC 356063-83 CUR JENSEN, FADELEY & ELMORE, P.C.
11 DBC ACT AGT 576353-86 CUR LAY IT OUT, INC.
12 DBC INA PRE 036569-98 CUR LE GROUP SERVICES, INC.
13 DBC INA SEC 036569-98 CUR LE GROUP SERVICES, INC.
14 DBC INA PRE 036572-93 CUR LIGHTTEL, INC.
15 DBC INA SEC 036572-93 CUR LIGHTTEL, INC.
16 DLLC INA AGT 703357-82 CUR OAK BEND, LLC
17 DBC INA AGT 510077-80 CUR RYMAX, INC.
18 ABN ACT REP 732722-89 CUR SISTERS ANTIQUE FAIRE
19 DLLC INA AGT 633153-87 CUR W & H DEVELOPMENT, LLC
20 DLLC INA AGT 643677-83 CUR W2H, LLC.

real bruce said...

Lava,

I love you, can we have a beer tonight.

I have been following ( no pun ) closely since BB2 fell off the radar and it did so when google implemented the no-follow.

If you have a better theory let me know. I do know that since BB2 fell off, and I asked everyone to remove no-follow that the only kunts invisible have been BB2&DUNC.

If you have a theory for the 'cloak' let me know.

With bendmorons.blogspot.com, we'll test the theory if the content is actually the reason, I think its the no-follow. Nobody is has proven me wrong.

It's the only thing that is different that I can find.

Anonymous said...

OREGON-BEND name #1 by FAGGOT REVIEW

2008 Queer Oregon… In Review
December 22nd, 2008 at 11:35 am by Stephen Marc Beaudoin · No Comments

To celebrate a path-breaking year in queer Oregon that seemed to skid way off any planned “road to equality,” Just Out took a look back at 2008 with ten of our most unique, interesting and outrageous stories that truly could only have happened in queer Oregon!

So here they are, people - our top stories from 2008, from ten to one. Did all of your fave stories from 2008 in queer Oregon make this list? Did we totally miss the mark here? Holler back in the comments and tell us what your top stories from the past year would have included…

“Only in Queer Oregon!”
2008’s top stories that truly could only have happened in queer Oregon…

#10 - Queers party with pride in small-town Oregon (Hermiston, Lincoln City and Bend get into the LGBT pride festival act)

#9 - Gay-friendly Nike launches gay-baiting ad campaign (”That Ain’t Right”)

#8 - Haters go down in ballot-less flames! (only the 2nd general election since 1984 that an anti-gay ballot measure hasn’t been up for vote)

#7 - Unity Project drama! (two recent executive directors resign under accusations of mismanagement and improper conduct; organization’s future is cloudy)

#6 - A Princess parties with the queens (Chelsea Clinton makes surprise stop in at Portland’s illustrious Red Dress Party)

#5 - State senator Gary George tells gays to “shut up!” (the Just Out interview heard round the world)

#4 - Tribal same-sex love is legalized! (Oregon’s Coquille Tribe breaks all the rules by giving the green light to same-sex marriage)

#3 - Queer filmmakers go for the gold (from Gus Van Sant to Byrd McDonald to Scott Pendergrast, it was a stellar year for gay filmmakers in Oregon)

#2 - Oregon hits LGBT alphabet soup political jackpot! (we’re the only state in the union to now have openly L, G, B and T elected officials)

#1 - Pregnant Trans Man! (Bend, Oregon’s Thomas Beatie rocks the world with his unique story - a trans man giving birth)

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...


Deschutes County (Bend MSA): The county's unemployment rate increased from a revised rate of 8.0 percent in October to 9.9 percent in November. The rate stands 4.5 percentage points higher than one year ago and is the highest rate in November going back to at least1990. The next-highest November rate was 1996's 8.8 percent.

In November, 320 jobs were lost, continuing the declines seen in September and October. The job loss was slightly larger than the expected loss, as the county typically loses about 290 jobs during November. Overall, the county's employment has shown mixed trends this year, with employment flattening out during the spring and now declining since the summer, after rapid growth in the past few years.


Holy shit, this is fuckin' death. From 8.0% to 9.9% in ONE MONTH? Yeah, that there is Armageddon.

Damn. Even I didn't think it'd be that bad.

LavaBear said...

>>>Holy shit, this is fuckin' death. From 8.0% to 9.9% in ONE MONTH? Yeah, that there is Armageddon.

That a depression era tape. Wait till they revise it next month. We're over the 10 handle.

LavaBear said...

>>>If you have a better theory let me know. I do know that since BB2 fell off, and I asked everyone to remove no-follow that the only kunts invisible have been BB2&DUNC.

Thanks for asking.

While we all agree that bendbubble2's omission on google search is real odd, I do believe the nofollow is a red herring. The only way nofollow would affect how bb2 would come up would be for any page that LINKS to bendbubble2 to have a nofollow attached to it. Anything linking away from bendbubble doesn't count. While we agree something is up, the nofollow ain't it.

My theory is butter said some super inflammatory things (think Umpqua bank) that got under the skin of people that can afford lawyers. I imagine that on Butters desk is a stack of uncashed checks and some unopened letters from a google lawyer telling him the site has been removed from search algorithms.

Or there is some setting that he fat fingered and it's fucked up stuff. Like this one:

What do the 'listing' and 'let search engines find your blog' settings do?
The Add your blog to our listings? setting determines whether or not your blog will be linked to from Blogger.com -- more specifically, the Blogger homepage, Blogger Play, and Next Blog. If you select 'No,' your blog won't appear in these places, but it will still be available on the Internet. This blog will still be displayed on your profile unless you hide it by deselecting the relevant checkbox on the Set Displayed Blog page.

The Let search engines find your blog? setting determines whether or not your blog will be included in Google Blog Search and if it will ping Weblogs.com. If you select 'No,' everyone can still view your blog but search engines will be instructed not to crawl it.

You can find these settings on the Settings | Basic page.


This is the last I will ever speak/type/waste brain cells on nofollow. God speed nofollow, you have wasted my time for the last time.

Anonymous said...

Cessna announced today the closure of it's Bend, Or. Plant has been moved up to Friday Jan. 16, 2009.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for asking.


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There is also a little switch in the blog, that says "Disable Global Search", if homer were to have clicked that button, then the blog would be invisible, and he is on record of saying that this blog doesn't need to be indexed by the engines.


WRT to the theory of what homer has said I beg to differ BB1 & BB3 goes make homer look like BENDBB, a real citizen-kane.

tewert said...

There has been a terrible accident tonight.

Bruce may have electrically castrated himself with his 'Autosuck' in his car.

Trudi

Anonymous said...

WRT to the theory of what homer has said I beg to differ BB1 & BB3 goes make homer look like BENDBB, a real citizen-kane.

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What I was trying to say, is that HOMER is not that scandalous, nor ever was. What he says is basically the same shit every week "BEND SUCKS".

Hardly a threat to the status-quo.

Anonymous said...

The Let search engines find your blog? setting determines whether or not your blog will be included in Google Blog Search and if it will ping Weblogs.com. If you select 'No,' everyone can still view your blog but search engines will be instructed not to crawl it.

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So do you think that HOMER has this ENABLED??

The fact is prior to spring 2008, his blog was publicly visible, and was the same time that nofollow went default. Coincidence?

Either way HOMER don't want this site public and that is damn sure.

Anonymous said...

Hey homer, here is a funny from NY, BEND-ORYGUN is a grifter paradise who would have known??

Paying People Not to Work
John Hoover Dec 22, 2008 1:00 pm


Pensions major drain on economy.

The chickens have come home to roost, and they’re scratching and pecking around the notion that there’s an endless stream of money that will flow into our personal bank accounts for as long as we shall live.

Throughout my spendthrift youth, my father was wont to remind me that money doesn’t grow on trees. Yet it wasn’t only me who apparently thought and acted as though it did. Everybody who set up a pension through their public or private sector employer was banking that the retirement Ponzi scheme wouldn’t collapse before they got their share.

Too late; the scheme has busted. And this isn’t part of the junk mortgage scam: This is the “shrink a 45-year-working-career-into-20-and-get-paid-for-the-next-40-60-years-to-goof-off” scam. Guiding economic principle: Working people, no matter how productive they are, can’t support non-working people once the population of non-working pensioners reaches the tipping point. Case in point: The New York City Metro Transit Authority. “Twenty-and-Out” is the Union mantra among public service and private sector union employees across the nation.

Sweet deal, if you can get it. But who set that ridiculous standard? AM New York recently featured a half-page ad for New York correctional officers. $78,000 salary after 5 years (plus guaranteed overtime), full benefits from day 1, 10 years in and you don’t even have to contribute to your own pension any more, and (guess what?) you can “retire in 20 years with 60% salary. People in their twenties will retire on 60% salary plus full benefits in their forties. All on your tax dollar. Same for cops, clerks, firefighters, maintenance and sanitation workers, you name it. Remember when a government job meant lousy pay?

A public school teacher teaches for 20 years and then retires on approximately half of his salary (spiked to average the last 3-to-5 years of employment) plus full benefits - more if he lasts 30 years and retires in his mid-fifties.

Bend, Oregon is loaded to the gills with retired teachers and other former public employees in their mid-fifties, who will be on the public dole as they play golf and fish into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. School libraries are closed, music programs scrapped, and other services curtailed, even as we spend more real dollars for education than ever before in the history of the planet.

The system must support the retired firefighter on half pay while it pays a working firefighter 100% of his or her salary and benefits to replace the retiree. Not to diminish or minimize the value and dedication of public employees, but the jig is up.

Michael Bloomberg wrote, in the December 18th edition of the New York Post, that the city has finally reached the point this year where it spends more on paying pensions and pensioners’ benefits than on the salaries and benefits of current employees. With more and more Boomers retiring each year, this disparity and imbalance is likely to keep tipping toward the working and taxpaying few supporting the retired many for 20 to 30 more years. Where’s the money going to come from to pay off the promises?

Anonymous said...

Bend, Oregon is loaded to the gills with retired teachers and other former public employees in their mid-fifties, who will be on the public dole as they play golf and fish into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. School libraries are closed, music programs scrapped, and other services curtailed, even as we spend more real dollars for education than ever before in the history of the planet.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Bend 1031 exchange files for Chapter 11

Clients could recover some of their money but face tax liabilities

By Andrew Moore / The Bulletin
Published: December 23. 2008 4:00AM PST

Bend-based Summit Accommodators Inc., which does business as Summit 1031 Exchange, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday and was placed in receivership, saying it’s short approximately $14.2 million out of a total of $27.8 million due its clients, according to a statement posted on the company’s Web site.

The company, which has operations in eight mostly Western states, closed its Bend office Dec. 15, citing a cash crunch. The status of other Summit offices listed online was unclear.

Mark Neuman, president of Summit, said Monday that he could not comment on the bankruptcy.

The company’s bankruptcy attorney, Susan Ford of Sussman Shank LLP in Portland, referred all questions to the online statement.

In the statement, the company acknowledges it loaned money from its clients to Inland Capital Corp., a company owned by the same owners as Summit, which in turn loaned the money to various entities and individuals involved in real estate investments, primarily in Central Oregon.

With the downturn of the real estate market, the entities and individuals who received loans from Inland were unable to repay Inland, which in turn was unable to repay Summit, according to the statement. Inland owes Summit $13.7 million.

The majority of the company’s 20 largest unsecured claims are from creditors based outside Central Oregon, according to the company’s bankruptcy petition. Chapter 11 protects a company from creditors while it reorganizes its finances.

“It’s absolutely ruined my life,” said Bert Manuel, of Yuba City, Calif., who is owed $512,232 by Summit, according to the bankruptcy petition filed by the company with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon.

Manuel had hoped to use the money he entrusted to Summit to purchase a cabin near Lake Tahoe. Now the deal is likely off, and Christmas, too, he said.

“Every present we bought for our kids was around the cabin that we were going to purchase … and everything we have done for this Christmas, including making plans for the family to go up there and spend Christmas, is gone,” Manuel said. “My kids are just devastated.”

Summit facilitated real estate transactions called 1031 exchanges. A 1031 exchange refers to Section 1031 of the federal tax code, which allows the owner of a business or investment property to sell the business or property and defer any capital gains tax if the proceeds are used to purchase a business or investment property of equal or greater value.

Caveats are the purchase must be made 180 days after the sale, and the sale proceeds can’t pass through the owner’s hands, thus requiring a third party to take delivery of the proceeds, hold them until the seller finds another suitable investment and then send the money to the new seller in the buyer’s name.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, these third parties are called qualified intermediaries.

There is no federal oversight of qualified intermediaries, which the industry also calls accommodators. Most states, including Oregon, do not have any regulatory oversight of such companies, either.

Questionable practices

Kevin Anselm, chief of enforcement and securities for the Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, said the department has begun an investigation into Summit.

“We have some questions about the (account) differences and want to know if investors knew that their money was being loaned out,” Anselm said Monday.

When asked if it’s common practice for accommodators to put clients’ exchange funds into real estate, Hugh Pollard, president of the Philadelphia-based Federation of Exchange Accommodators, said, “God, no. Certainly, I would say it’s not a good idea to put (exchange funds) in real estate. To be pretty conservative is the more prudent way to go.”

Because accommodators have roughly 180 days to deliver a client’s money, the funds should be in an investment, such as a money market fund, that can be easily converted into cash, Pollard said.

Summit was listed as a member of FEA until the FEA learned of the company’s issues last week and removed its name from the association’s Web site. The association sent its own letter of inquiry offering to help, but Pollard was not aware if Summit has responded. The help would not include financial aid, Pollard said.

According to Summit’s online statement, under the direction of the Bankruptcy Court and the company’s receiver, Tyrell Vance, of Portland, the real estate investments at issue will be made available to satisfy claims and that it’s the company’s hope “that its assets will be sufficient to satisfy all customers’ and creditors’ claims and is committed to doing so.”

In the statement, the company also said it “deeply regrets the distress and detriment that (its customers) are currently experiencing” and that the company is “committed to complete transparency” to ensure all of its actions are performed to the benefit of its customers.

Vance has taken control of the company and Summit’s previous management team has been replaced, according to the statement. Vance, who is a recognized business crisis manager and court receiver with more than 30 years of experience, will have the authority to investigate all transactions and will manage Summit and all of its assets for the exclusive benefit of Summit and its creditors until all debts are paid in full or all assets have been appropriately liquidated and paid to creditors, the statement said.

Tax liabilities

Manuel, who said he would not have used Summit as an accommodator if he knew about its real estate investments, has hired three attorneys to help him recover his money. Manuel does not expect much of his money to be returned, which he said is especially bittersweet as the lost funds stemmed from a $75,000 inheritance he received from his father that he built up through business investments.

“I feel sick,” Manuel said.

For Manuel and other Summit clients, the funds at stake are not the end of their concerns. Because the IRS requires funds gained through a 1031 exchange sale to be reinvested in 180 days, money not reinvested is subject to capital gains tax.

Despite the extraordinary circumstances of Summit’s clients, they are still responsible for paying the tax, even if they have lost the total value of their investment, IRS spokesman David Stell said.

“It’s incumbent on the taxpayer that any transaction entered into is reported properly for tax purposes,” said Stell. “It goes back to personal responsibility of the taxpayer.”

Pollard said his association has approached the IRS about extending the deadline for such circumstances, but he said the request fell on deaf ears.

The IRS’s Stell said there is an extension available in the advent of natural disasters.

Pollard said, “You could sort of draw a correlation between that and this and their response is the specific extension is for disasters and nothing covers this sort of thing.”

Andrew Moore can be reached at 541-617-7820 or amoore@bendbulletin.com.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Mark Neuman, president of Summit, said Monday that he could not comment on the bankruptcy.

Yeah, that's cuz his lawyer told him not to incriminate himself.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

“It’s incumbent on the taxpayer that any transaction entered into is reported properly for tax purposes,” said Stell. “It goes back to personal responsibility of the taxpayer.”

OK, we need to organize a bailout for these people.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

PacifiCorp and Bend near deal for Juniper substation

By Erin Golden / The Bulletin
Published: December 23. 2008 4:00AM PST

The city of Bend is preparing to sell more land at Juniper Ridge for the development of a substation that would help power the 1,500-acre development and other portions of the city.

Officials said Monday that they are finalizing a $3.4 million land deal with PacifiCorp, the parent company of Pacific Power.

The company plans to build a service center on an approximately 10-acre parcel and a substation on a second 3-acre parcel in the northwest corner of Juniper Ridge.

In a meeting Monday evening, the Bend City Council voted to allow City Manager Eric King to sign a sale agreement with PacifiCorp — a deal that will likely be made by the end of the year, because the company wants to spend the money before Dec. 31 for tax purposes.

King said PacifiCorp has been looking for a location to build a substation, and the city has been looking for ways to power development at Juniper Ridge for some time, but talks about the deal began only recently.

He said that while the turnaround time on the plan is limited, the deal was good enough to make city officials want to move quickly.

“There’s obviously a lot of interest in Juniper Ridge as an employment center, and there’s a lot of infrastructure that needs to be put in to allow for that,” King said.

If the deal goes through as currently written, the city will sell the larger parcel for $7 per square foot and the smaller parcel, which is located in a less desirable location along the railroad tracks, for $1 per square foot.

City Attorney Mary Winters said the city will not spend the money it makes from selling the land until the property has been rezoned and PacifiCorp has been cleared to start developing. She said the company or the city could back out of the deal within an 18-month period if things don’t go as planned.

King said the company hopes to develop the substation next year and the service center over the next four to five years, but progress on both could be held up by ongoing transportation-related delays.

So far, Les Schwab Tire Centers is the only business to have moved into Juniper Ridge. The city is finalizing a land deal with a second business, the Bend biotechnology company Suterra, but other development has been held up by problems with the congested intersection at Cooley Road and U.S. Highway 97.

The city is working on an agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation on how to fund a fix for the traffic problems, but until those talks are finalized, ODOT has essentially frozen development in the area, including about 100 acres in Juniper Ridge.


King said the company expects to bring in about 90 employees once the service center is completed.

Mayor Bruce Abernethy said Monday he’s pleased with the plan and the potential to bring power to more areas of the city. He said he’s not concerned about how quickly the deal has been pushed through to meet PacifiCorp’s timeline.

“Anytime something is rushed, that is a cause for concern, but I am personally not concerned because of the review that has taken place,” Abernethy said.

Also Monday, the city took another step forward on the expansion of the urban growth boundary, giving preliminary approval to a map called Alternative 4A. The plan includes 5,465 acres of buildable land and incorporates elements from five maps developed in the more than yearlong expansion period. The state requires the city to maintain a 20-year supply of buildable land inside the UGB for future housing, employment and other uses.

The council will take a final vote on the map in early January. It will still need to be approved by the Deschutes County Commission before it is sent on to state planning officials.

Erin Golden can be reached at 541-617-7837 or at egolden@bendbulletin.com.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Oh shit, we're dead.

This is basically a Huge Lawsuit waiting to happen. See... ODOT has basically told the City NO DEVELOPMENT until we blow $40-50 mill on Cooley.

But Bend is So Fucked financially that we have no choice but to engage in 100% NULL & VOID RE transactions, just to get our mits on a few million, which of course we'll be presented a bill for $50 mill in imporvements.

THIS deal illustrates how bad it really is here. We're engaging in FRAUDULENT DEALS to get a few mill.

Bend: Most Corrupt City on Earth.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

If this deal DOES go thru, PacifiCorp will ultimately SUE the City for FRAUD.

Anonymous said...

We're going back to 50K people in the next 18 months....maybe less.

Unemployment with hit 15-18% before the winter is over.

Carnage....

Everyone I know is worried about loosing their jobs....and I know a lot of people.

This sucks but it's the truth and you better get ready for some really hard times. Just wait until the inflation really starts to ramp up. There is nothing Obama or anyone can do. Our fate is sealed, you better get ready.

Anonymous said...

Apparently , I can't spell :0

Anonymous said...

6 jobs in the Bull classifieds today

Anonymous said...

Bruce, your spelling is off. It is "mother lode" not "mother load". A lode is a metallic ore body, a word used extensively in the 1800's especially in regards to the finding of gold.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Have to travel? It won’t be easy
Whether you’re trying to get away or have folks coming in, the picture’s basically the same

By Sheila G. Miller / The Bulletin
Published: December 23. 2008 4:00AM PST

Passengers arriving from Salt Lake City wait for their baggage at Redmond Airport on Monday. Most of the flights departing from Redmond were delayed or canceled because of snowy weather that grounded flights in Portland and Seattle. - Andy Tullis / The Bulletin


Passengers arriving from Salt Lake City wait for their baggage at Redmond Airport on Monday. Most of the flights departing from Redmond were delayed or canceled because of snowy weather that grounded flights in Portland and Seattle.

REDMOND — The near guarantee of a white Christmas may be pleasing many locals, but it’s turning some people’s travel plans upside down.

With Portland’s and Seattle’s airports at a virtual standstill after snow and ice blanketed both cities for several days, the canceled and delayed flights are trickling down to Central Oregon and causing problems for travelers coming into and leaving Redmond Airport.

On Monday, at least six flights out of Redmond were canceled. Another seven were delayed.

For the most part, the problems didn’t stem from conditions in Redmond.

Carrie Novick, Redmond Airport manager, said the airport is doing fine — it’s the other places that are struggling.

“The airfield looks terrific,” she said. “If anybody is having trouble, it’s with coming and going.”

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Have to travel? It won’t be easy

This is the Death Knell for a lot of local businesses. This season was Do Or Die, and this weather system, in conjunction with a lot of other problems, will mean DIE for many around here.

Watch for a wave of business failures in Jan - Mar. Especially downtown.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Unemployment with hit 15-18% before the winter is over.

Yup, THIS will be The Mother Of All Central Oregon Busts. THIS will be the one we tell our kids about in 20-30 years. The Reagan/Timber-bust(s) will be mild in comparison.

We'll not recover in our lifetime.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Crook County at 12.4% unemployment & Jeff County at 12% shows these places are already in mini-depressions.

Deschutes will be there soon. Then the whole tri-county area will go into full-fledged DEPRESSIONS.

It'll go on for years.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Mortgage companies are hopping with rates at historic lows
But without credit, equity, there’s no loan


By Andrew Moore / The Bulletin
Published: December 23. 2008 4:00AM PST

Mortgage brokers and underwriters in Central Oregon are seeing an uptick in mortgage applications due to falling interest rates, but the increase isn’t necessarily leading to more new loans because some homeowners don’t have enough equity or first-time borrowers don’t have high enough credit scores.

Interest rates are at historic lows. The mortgage company Freddie Mac listed the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage at 5.19 percent last week, down from 5.47 percent the week before.

The rate is the lowest since Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage rate survey began in 1971, according to the company.

Dave Woodland, a mortgage broker at Signet Mortgage Corp. in Bend, reported his office is “very, very busy.”

“There’s a lot of interest, but the key is individuals need to be able to prove a good flow of income and need to be able to prove through a property appraisal that there is equity available to make the loan,” Woodland said.

While a credit score of 750 has been cited in some news reports as a necessary threshold for securing a new loan or refinancing a mortgage, Woodland said scores as low as 680 are workable as long as the applicant can document income and equity.

At High Desert Bank in Bend on Friday, loan officer Donna Eytchison said a conventional 30-year fixed-rate mortgage loan from the bank was available with an interest rate of 4.75 percent but only if the applicant had a credit score of 720 or higher. She also said applicants must have at least 20 percent equity in their home or, if applying for a new loan, 20 percent down.

“But the issue I am running into, the one for the past two years, is an equity problem,” Eytchison said. “You get the inquiries but can’t do the loan because people have very little equity in their home now. I’m definitely getting some phone calls, but if it’s for a refi for a purchase from the last two to three years, it’s challenging to take advantage of these rates.”

While some homeowners may be unable to refinance with a lower rate, plenty can, said Rockland Dunn, a mortgage broker with Summit Mortgage in Bend. Dunn said work volume in his office has escalated, and he noted that the low rates are the first real relief for people not in trouble with their mortgages.

“There are a lot of people with good credit scores that are able to take advantage, and that’s a good thing,” Dunn said. “It’s a benefit to refi these people into historical low rates because it saves them money, increases their spending and hopefully improves the economy.”

Nationally, mortgage applications climbed in the week ended Dec. 12, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The association’s seasonally adjusted application index rose 2.9 percent.

More applications for mortgages and refinancing also put more real estate appraisers to work because an updated property appraisal is required for new loans.

Wendy Fowler, an independent appraiser, said she hasn’t seen a pickup in activity yet but noted that appraisals happen only after an applicant has applied for a new loan.

Rob Boersma, an appraiser with Cornerstone Appraisal Group in Bend, said he has seen a slight increase in activity in the last few weeks, which is welcome during the holidays.

“It’s a good time for a little boost,” Boersma said.

Mortgage brokers and professionals polled for this story generally believe low rates will be the norm for the next few weeks, but there is still some volatility. Dunn said that while he’s seeing “a tremendous amount of interest” in people wanting to take advantage of the low rates, he doesn’t sense any urgency, which makes him worry people might be trying to time the market.

“Maybe because some think better rates are coming, there is lots of counseling and conversations we have to have about rates being there tomorrow, but you can take a chance if you want,” Dunn said. “Rates have gone down and continue to do so.”

Andrew Moore can be reached at 541-617-7820 or amoore@bendbulletin.com.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Mortgage companies are hopping with rates at historic lows
But without credit, equity, there’s no loan


Standard MIXED MESSAGE Bulletin piece. Sure, BUSINESS IS HOPPING, but no one has the credit or equity to actually close.

So in reality, the mortgage biz is 100% dead in Bend.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Fairly telling that Toyota is posting it's first yearly loss since 1941.

We NUKED those fuckers in 1945, so you know it's Pretty Damn Bad.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

“There’s a lot of interest, but the key is individuals need to be able to prove a good flow of income and need to be able to prove through a property appraisal that there is equity available to make the loan,” Woodland said.

OH NO! PLEASE GOD! SAY IT ISN'T SO!

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Media already snipping at Obama for his pre-presidential Hawaiian vaca...

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

When asked if it’s common practice for accommodators to put clients’ exchange funds into real estate, Hugh Pollard, president of the Philadelphia-based Federation of Exchange Accommodators, said, “God, no....

Classic Bend Oregon Business Practices.

Normals Recoil In Horror... "GOD NO!"

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I just saw on NBC that 148,000 retail stores have closed in 2008 so far.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

While a credit score of 750 has been cited in some news reports as a necessary threshold for securing a new loan or refinancing a mortgage...

Luckily The Bubble wiped out MILLIONS of people with 750FICO via foreclosure. Credit card defaults are coming next.

Fed's pushing on a string, lowering rates to ZERO, but that's OF COURSE, not the problem. They will need to RESCIND credit scoring to REFLATE the economy for Bubble v3.0.

Otherwise we will founder in near-Depression conditions.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Wait for the RePugs to harrangue Obomber for renting an $8MM home for his pre-presidential vacation. "Elitist", etc will start making the rounds.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Yeah, the number of Help Wanted ads in the Bulletin is incredibly low. The Bulletin itself is probably in peril of serious downsizing or something similar to what Klamath's paper is doing, canceling the Monday print edition.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

And another awesome stat: Half of all the "Workout" loans that were renegotiated in the 1st quarter of this year, were defaulted on in the next 6 months.

As I have repeatedly said, renegotiating your loan is NOT a panacea. Half default in the 1st 6 months... virtually ALL of the rest will default soon after that.

A pig with makeup, IS STILL A PIG.

bruce said...

Re: Pacific Power substation vote

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That was fucking fast. This wasn't there at the end of last week when I looked:

December 22, 2008 Special Meeting

AGENDA

Bend City Council

Monday, December 22, 2008

City Council Chambers, Bend City Hall, 710 NW Wall



4:30 p.m. Light Meal



5:00 p.m. City Council Regular Meeting



1. Roll Call

2. Consider the first reading of an Ordinance Adopting the Water Public Facilities Plans and the Sewer Public Facilities Plans as Amendments to the Public Facilities Element of the Bend General Plan; and Adopting a Severability Clause. (Issue Summary) (Ordinance) (Findings) (Water System Master Plan) (Airport Water System Master Plan) (Collection System Master Plan and Addenda 1, 2, and 3) (Water Reclamation Facilities Plan, including ten (10) technical memoranda)



3. Consider the first reading of an Ordinance Amending the Text and Map of the Bend Area General Plan and the Amending the Text and Map of the Transportation System Plan, to Expand the Urban Growth Boundary to Include Land for Housing, Employment, and Related Uses; and Adopting a Severability Clause. (Issue Summary) (Ordinance) (Findings) (General Plan Chapter Amendments 1, 2, Updated 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8) (TSP Exhibits-Chapter 6, 9, Findings, and Map) (Map 4a) (Map 4a Framework Plan) (Exhibit L-Technical Reports) ADDITIONAL MATERIALS ADDED ON 12/22 TSP Exibits 3, 4, and 5)

4. Consider the first reading of an Ordinance Amending the Text of Chapter 10.10 of the Bend Development Code to Implement the 2008 Expansion of the Bend Urban Growth Boundary; and Adopting a Severability Clause. (Ordinance) (Development Code Amendments)

Recess to Executive Session pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2) (e) (h), and (i)

Resume Regular Meeting

5. Adjourn

Anonymous said...

And upwards of 75% fail after 9 months. The workouts aren't aggressive enough. Like throwing dental floss as a lifeline to a drowning man.

bruce said...

In fact, after reading that agenda three times, I don't see anything about Pacific Power or Juniper Ridge on it.

This was a huge vote, with virtually no public notice, without the JR stuff. Approving citywide sewer, watar, and transportation systems? That's hundreds of millions of dollars of stuff.

tim said...

Look at Toyota's profit history. They will be fine. Look at Detroit's profit history. They are hopeless.

The problem we have is excess capacity. At least ONE of these companies has to die or be acquired. Propping them all up hurts the whole industry.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to this blog, and the area. I can't make any thing out of 1031-no-follow.

Can someone help me??

tim said...

G O D N O!

Anonymous said...

The Wall Street Journal


Dec. 23, 2008

Existing home sales plunged 8.6% in November to 4.49 million from a downwardly revised pace of 4.91 million in October, according to the National Association of Realtors. The median sales price fell by the largest amount on record, plunging 13.2% in November to $181,300, from $208,000 a year ago. That was the lowest price since February 2004 and the biggest year-over-year drop since the index began in 1968.

New-home sales fell a fourth time in a row during November, and prices remained below year-earlier levels. Sales of single-family homes decreased by 2.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 407,000, the Commerce Department said.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123003859646029853.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

hbm said...

In my 23 years here I can't remember a winter when it has been this cold for this long -- and then the snow on top of it. Looks like this winter will drive the last nail into the coffin of the economy. What started out to be a weak Christmas shopping season will be a gruesome one. God, what a horrible year 2008 has been!

Anonymous said...

Lighten up, Francis.

Anonymous said...

And another awesome stat: Half of all the "Workout" loans that were renegotiated in the 1st quarter of this year, were defaulted on in the next 6 months.

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Yes, the WSJ is harping on this for a year now, bailing out losers, just reinforces deat-beat behavior, 'who would have guessed'.

Most of these losers were kids sucking on their parents teat until 30, today they're in their 40's and don't want to pay the bills, reducing the bills leads to guess what?

Anonymous said...

Someone hurry up and email Al Gore. Need more global warming, stat!

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Home sales, prices in deep plunge

Realtors: Sales of existing homes fall 8.6% - much worse than expected - as median prices suffer worst decline since Depression.\

By Les Christie, CNNMoney.com staff writer

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The number of existing homes sold during November plummeted 8.6% as prices plunged by record amounts, according to a closely watched housing industry report issued Tuesday.

The National Association of Realtors said that home sales dropped to an annualized rate of 4.49 million units. That was down from 4.98 in October and much less than the 4.93 million units projected by a consensus of industry analysts as reported by Briefing.com.

"The only region where we're seeing more sales are where bargain hunters are taking advantage of distressed sale prices," said Lawrence Yun, the Realtors' chief economist. "About 45% of transactions, nationally, were of distressed properties."

Yun blamed the financial market turmoil for the devastating report. For months, sales had hovered 4.9 million to 5.1 million.

"Today's figure reflects the stock market crash that began in October," he said.

The drop took place despite bargain prices as property values continued their decline. The median existing home sold for $181,300 in November, down 13.2% from a year ago when the median was $208,800.

Yun said that price drop was the largest the Realtors had ever recorded and probably the worst decline since the Great Depression.

Meanwhile, the glut of homes unsold expanded to 4.2 million in November. That represents 11.2 months of supply, at the current rate of sales, up from 10.2 months in October. Bloated inventories have barely budged over the past 12 months; last November there were 4.27 million existing homes on the market.

"At the risk of sounding like a broken record, November was another tough month for the housing market," said Mike Larson, a real estate analyst with Weiss Research. "It's not surprising considering what happened to credit markets this fall."

Existing home sales are now the weakest they have been since July 1997, and price drops have wiped out all the previous gains back to February 2004, Larson said.

Sales of new homes fared little better. They totaled 407,000 in November, according to estimates released jointly Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That was down 2.9% from 419,000 sold in October and 3.1% below Briefing.com's projection of 420,000.

New home sales have dropped 35.3% from last November, when an estimated 629,000 were sold.

The median sale price of new homes sold in November was $220,400, a slight increase of 0.9% from $218,400 in October.

First Published: December 23, 2008: 10:28 AM ET

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Yun blamed the financial market turmoil for the devastating report.

Yun is the kind of guy who blames The GUN for murder, not the person.

Anonymous said...

This was a huge vote, with virtually no public notice, without the JR stuff. Approving citywide sewer, watar, and transportation systems? That's hundreds of millions of dollars of stuff.

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All going to HAP-TAYLOR when they need it most.

Who would have guessed?

Don't like it? File a complaint to the BULL.

Tell HBM he'll write a story about Pug's losing an election that will prevent BEND from a BK.

Anonymous said...

When asked if it’s common practice for accommodators to put clients’ exchange funds into real estate, Hugh Pollard, president of the Philadelphia-based Federation of Exchange Accommodators, said, “God, no....

Classic Bend Oregon Business Practices.

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This could be the fourth-leg of the STOOL that MADE BEND the #1 over-priced in the country. Easy-Money wasn't enough to prop up BEND prices, they had to use ESCROW money to feed the BEND BUBBLE.

HOW many other places did this??

bruce said...

Re: hey had to use ESCROW money to feed the BEND BUBBLE.

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I was thinking this exact thing when I was going through the hundreds of Trust Deeds, some for multiple properties. Enough to almost a couple of years of sales at current rates.

tim said...

Yeah, I thought the Bend bubble was just lunacy. Until this news, I didn't realize that it really was a Ponzi scheme.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I thought the Bend bubble was just lunacy. Until this news, I didn't realize that it really was a Ponzi scheme.

- tim

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Now that's silly, BEND RE IS A FRAUD, we always KNEW that.

It's worthless land, all held by less than 1/2 dozen individuals who run the town.

At this point we need to CONNECT the LLC's if you go above and connect all of bruces LLC of Summit 1031 to HOLLERN(SMITH),SORE/BULL,PatricicaMoss, ... to Summit-1031, then you got th link between PROMOTION & FRAUD.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking this exact thing when I was going through the hundreds of Trust Deeds, some for multiple properties. Enough to almost a couple of years of sales at current rates.

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Yes, it almost appears that the recent years might have been devoid of sales had it not been for the use of 'easy 1031 money'.

They all really thought that the 'best in 20' collective kluster-fuck from 2006 was going to keep the BEND bubble inflated.

Who would have guessed that the BEND BUBBLE would ever deflate??

Anonymous said...

What will COVA,COBA,CORA, ... COXA, where 'x' is whatever you want. What will they do now that THEY own city-hall??

We know they're putting all their apples into Juniper-Ridge, which is largely owned by HOLLERN in the surrounding area.

Today the JR debt is $24M, the new city lawyer says something VERY INTERESTING in the above quote, she says "We'll NOT spend money, until we have the sales".

The trouble is that is what they have been doing on JR since 2006, to date there has been $6M in sales, and there is $24M in DEBT the books show $24M in expected sales to balance the city budget.

What this city does OVER&OVER is SPEND MONEY based on expected sales. Given that it costs 6X more to develop JR land than the cost of the LAND it will always be economically impossible to sell the land without paying for the development.

The DEEPER the city gets in debt, they just book the expected sales to balance the budget.

What this lawyer says they'll NOT DO, is exactly what they have done all along.

tim said...

I always knew it was a fraud. I didn't know it was a Ponzi. You can have fraud without Ponzi schemes.

Anonymous said...

HOMERS SUPER RESORT APPROVED!!!!!!!

Sisters project OK’d
Published: December 23. 2008 4:00AM PST

The Sisters Planning Commission approved plans Thursday night for Black Butte Crossing, a 10-acre, four-phased commercial and residential development at the north end of town. The plans were approved with a condition either to design and install a signal at Locust Street and U.S. Highway 20 or pay system development charges that would be used to pay for a new signal, said Eric Porter, the city’s community development director.

At the meeting, which lasted until 1 a.m. Friday, the Planning Commission also postponed the hearing until Jan. 15 for the planned New Sisters Village Hotel, a 92-room, 54-foot boutique hotel at the west edge of downtown. The hotel’s height would make it the tallest building in town, Porter said.

Anonymous said...

All the city has to do is BOOK $40M for 'expected land-sales' @JR, and BINGO they got the $40M for Cooley.

This is exactly what they'll do.

As long as they can fine-tune the city budget with S-1031 CPA tricks, ... anything is possible in BEND-ORYGUN.

Duncan McGeary said...

Planning is cheap, building is expensive.

We'll see.

Anonymous said...

I always knew it was a fraud. I didn't know it was a Ponzi. You can have fraud without Ponzi schemes.

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Just about any criminal activity can be a fraud, but a PONZI requires early players to put in virtually nothing, and get back 1000X.

A chain-letter comes to mind.

Take a look at BEND, pre 1998, median for a comfortable little home was about $100k. By 2006 that would be $600k.

Most of the land that was sold was desert land, with water-rights long ago peeled off, and thus the land was worthless. How much?? Perhaps $200/acre ( historical 1970's ++ value ). Yet by 2005 land around Bend was going for $2M/acre, if you sub-subdivide 40k-sq-ft into eight lots at $300k per lot. That be $2.4M.

The ultimate PONZI?? Hell yes in historical terms.

A Ponzi to pay nothing for entry, and be the first, and sell-out before the later people figure they had been had?? Who would have guessed??

Anonymous said...

But PONZI continues in BEND TODAY, its NOT over.

Today the general fund of BEND, will spend $100's of Millions to develop the UGB infrastructure to the north of Juniper-Ridge, new bridges, sewers, water, power.

Logic says that those who profit pay, but HELL no this is BEND, the general population pays so that Brooks worthless desert land becomes valuable enough to sell.

PONZI never dies in BEND ORYGUN.

Well NOT until the citizens get off their fucking ass, and take their city back from the BULL&SORE and their enablers.

Lastly 'JOBS', OH yes the enablers are going to bring us jobs, its NOT happen to date, and its NOT going to happen tomorrow. All MONEY spent goes to KNIFE-RIVER which is an out of town construction firm, heavy-equip from PAPE ( Eugene ), not a fucking penny stays in BEND, never has.

Anonymous said...

Planning is cheap, building is expensive.

We'll see.

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Which one DUNC?

1.) JR northern build-out?
2.) UGB bridge to no-where?
3.) sisters mega hotel?

I hate it when your so fucking subtle that anything you say apply's to everything.

Duncan McGeary said...

"I always knew it was a fraud. I didn't know it was a Ponzi. You can have fraud without Ponzi schemes."

Ah, but perhaps you can have a Ponzi scheme without fraud.



PREPARED STATEMENT OF
DEBRA A. VALENTINE, GENERAL COUNSEL FOR
THE U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
ON "PYRAMID SCHEMES"

What is a Pyramid Scheme and What is Legitimate Marketing?

Pyramid schemes now come in so many forms that they may be difficult to recognize immediately. However, they all share one overriding characteristic. They promise consumers or investors large profits based primarily on recruiting others to join their program, not based on profits from any real investment or real sale of goods to the public. Some schemes may purport to sell a product, but they often simply use the product to hide their pyramid structure. There are two tell-tale signs that a product is simply being used to disguise a pyramid scheme: inventory loading and a lack of retail sales. Inventory loading occurs when a company's incentive program forces recruits to buy more products than they could ever sell, often at inflated prices. If this occurs throughout the company's distribution system, the people at the top of the pyramid reap substantial profits, even though little or no product moves to market. The people at the bottom make excessive payments for inventory that simply accumulates in their basements. A lack of retail sales is also a red flag that a pyramid exists. Many pyramid schemes will claim that their product is selling like hot cakes. However, on closer examination, the sales occur only between people inside the pyramid structure or to new recruits joining the structure, not to consumers out in the general public.

A Ponzi scheme is closely related to a pyramid because it revolves around continuous recruiting, but in a Ponzi scheme the promoter generally has no product to sell and pays no commission to investors who recruit new "members." Instead, the promoter collects payments from a stream of people, promising them all the same high rate of return on a short-term investment. In the typical Ponzi scheme, there is no real investment opportunity, and the promoter just uses the money from new recruits to pay obligations owed to longer-standing members of the program. In English, there is an expression that nicely summarizes this scheme: It's called "stealing from Peter to pay Paul." In fact some law enforcement officers call Ponzi schemes "Peter-Paul" scams. Many of you may be familiar with Ponzi schemes reported in the international financial news. For example, the MMM fund in Russia, which issued investors shares of stock and suddenly collapsed in 1994, was characterized as a Ponzi scheme.(2)

Both Ponzi schemes and pyramids are quite seductive because they may be able to deliver a high rate of return to a few early investors for a short period of time. Yet, both pyramid and Ponzi schemes are illegal because they inevitably must fall apart. No program can recruit new members forever. Every pyramid or Ponzi scheme collapses because it cannot expand beyond the size of the earth's population.(3) When the scheme collapses, most investors find themselves at the bottom, unable to recoup their losses.
on
"PYRAMID SCHEMES"

Duncan McGeary said...

"Which one DUNC?"

Sorry I was referring to the Sisters scheme.

But really, all of them. Come on. Lots of announced projects that aren't going to see the light of day, at least in the next 4 or 5 years.

Still, might be a good time to get approval, when towns are starting to get desperate.

Kind of explains Bend really. The '80's were so bad, that no project was ever thwarted.

Anonymous said...

What is MOST fascinating about summit-1031 is the story is now over a week old, and yet NOT one fucking media outside of BEND has picked up the story.

OMERTA - things are bad, and this shit is going on all over, and thus status-quo media managers don't want community's all over the country losing confidence in their 1031-enablers.

GIANT fucking SUCKING sound ... like all other RUNS-ON-THE-BANK, 1031 redemptions are probably sky-rocketing right now all over the country, ...

It's always better to PAY YOUR FUCKING TAXES, than to lose ALL your fucking money.

Who would have guessed???????????

Anonymous said...

Lots of announced projects that aren't going to see the light of day, at least in the next 4 or 5 years.


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Sisters I fucking agree, where the FUCK would the money come from?

But the bridge to no-where north of JR, aka UGB bridge, that's easy, MUNI-DEBT on bend city taxpayer.

JR expansion, no fucking problem, you don't have to worry about the citizens, they wouldn't know they were had unless it was announced on TV.

So, I agree Sisters is all PR shows everyone that Sisters has a future, ... more confidence on the confidence game, must be orchestrated by Fadeley.

But the others that is CITY DEBT, the easiest fucking shit in the world, and we're going to BK, and thus declare it all NULL&VOID, SO why not grab all you can and FUCK muni-bond holders, ... why not?? everybody else has, why shouldn't bend city councilors and its enablers get some honey from the retiree honey pot while the still can??

Anonymous said...

"PYRAMID SCHEMES"

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That's why I brought up 'chain-letters'.

Same deal, those at the beginning get the gold.

No fucking doubt in my mind that Bend Real Estate BUBBLE post 1998 orchestrated by Brooks Resources 'Smart Growth' was a fucking PYRAMID. Those at the beginning got the gold.

How else can you explain the total fucking silence in this town, almost all those already here made money just by watching those newbies who came post 1998 get fucking hosed by the enablers.

Anonymous said...

Fraud, Pyramid, Ponzi? What is Bend City Hall??

The City of Bend is getting into debt at the rate of $10M/month by my figuring. Debt that by the magic of expected sales of JR land, and other ASSETS, they can make BEND BOOKS BALANCE.

But what is really behind the SCAM? I think that it is a collective conspiracy to defraud retiree's who are the principal purchasers of MUNI-CMO debt.

CMO like CDO is the next cart to fall, in CALI city's are going BK all over, and the tsunami is coming to ORYGUN.

There has been NO attempt in BEND to 'pay as you go'. The city today is in arrears of over $2B short-fall in infrastructure, because of HOLLERN's lobbying for SDC deferral that today is essentially ZERO.

The BOND holders of BEND MUNI debt will get wiped out?

Who would have guessed?

Who could have known?

Is it was it a fraud, conspiracy, ponzi, pyramid??

Anonymous said...

US Economy: Housing Prices Collapse at Near-Depression Pace

Bloomberg - 49 minutes ago

By Bob Willis and Shobhana Chandra Dec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Sales of single-family houses in the US dropped in November by the most in two decades and resale prices collapsed at a pace reminiscent of the Great Depression, dashing hopes that the market ...

Anonymous said...

GIANT fucking SUCKING sound ... like all other RUNS-ON-THE-BANK, 1031 redemptions are probably sky-rocketing right now all over the country, ...

It's always better to PAY YOUR FUCKING TAXES, than to lose ALL your fucking money.

Who would have guessed???????????

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Let's be COMPLETELY HONEST here, this isn't so much a BUBBLE but a TAX SCAM, a TAX-SHELTER, and TAX-SHELTERS always end this way.

Anonymous said...

WHY ARE TAXES DUE?

According to the IRS, the profit was made. These people, in effect, did get the gain. The money was their responsibility. They made the decision where to put it.

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The PROFIT is made on the first sale, then you put the money into a 1031-escrow, and if you flip into a new property of equal or more value then you don't have to pay taxable gains on the first sale.

A: You moved from CALI to BEND and sold A in CALI for a profit of say $250k, but you don't want to pay taxes, you find a 1031-escrow service, where you park the money.

B: You move to Bend, you have 180 days to purchase a new home, or you pay the tax gain on home A.

If you lose the money from 'A' you still owe, when you settled 'A' you signed a piece of paper that said you were going to do a 1031-flip, and they didn't withhold the taxes.

During the 180 days for any reason the money is lost, you still owe taxes on the profit of A, even though B has been delayed for any reason.

You should have paid estimated taxes on the sale of 'A' but you were greedy, the fault only is with the person who thought they could beat the tax man.

During 2002->2008 bend's 2,000 Realtors were teaching 1031-exchange classes, and getting everyone to sign-up, ... Who would have guessed that they would still owe taxes if they were BEND BROKE??

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