Daily Archives: May 21, 2010

MATT LINDLAND – OREGON OLYMPIAN, MMA SUPERSTAR — FIGHTS STRIKEFORCE MAIN EVENT TONIGHT AT THE ROSE GARDEN —By REES LLOYD

        Olympic Silver Medalist and MMA “Super Star” Matt Lindland,  an Oregon native — and certified conservative American patriot —  fights the main event tonight at the Rose Garden in a “Strikeforce Challengers” promotion which showcases  some of Oregon’s finest athletes competing in America’s fastest growing sport, Mixed Martial Arts.  
            This is a major MMA promotion which will be broadcast by Showtime. The first fight will begin at the Rose Garden at approximately 6 p.m tonight, Friday, May 21, 2010. (It can be seen on Showtime starting at 11p.m. on the West Coast.)
            The Strike Force event gives Oregonians and Washingtonians the opportunity to see, cheer, and support many Oregon and Washington MMA competitors who are not only outstanding homegrown athletes, but, like Lindland, patriots grateful for the freedom and opportunities America has given them.
            Lindland, an All American at the University of Kansas who brought home to the U.S. and Oregon the Silver Medal in Greco-Roman Wrestling in the 2000 Olympics, has brought also honor to himself and Oregon by achieving universal respect for his skill as an athlete,  and his personal character and integrity.
            Lindland  has contributed back to his community,  Eagle Creek, OR, state and nation, particularly by his support of our troops and veterans generally. Among other things, Lindland  has volunteered his time and talent to train and do exhibitions for troops here, in California, and elsewhere.
            As he expressed in an interview on the Victoria Taft Show on KPAM860,  Lindland remains aware at all times that while he fights in MMA, a much tougher fight is made daily by our troops, and  the success and freedom he enjoys has been purchased by the service and sacrifice of veterans.
            Lindland,  as sharp intellectually as he is skilled in MMA, won the Republican nomination for Oregon State Representative, and nearly defeated the much-better financed Democrat who was elected in the Obamamania of Oregon in 2008.  He also received a public apology from his Obama-supporting Democrat opponent’s campaign manager, Mrs. Robert Packwood,  when he threatened to sue her for defamation in the dirty politics launched to defeat him.
            Lindland,  an entrepreneur, operates the nationally and internationally famous Team Quest MMA training center in Gresham, OR, which he co-founded with his co-MMA Super Stars Dan Henderson, who now also fights for Strike Force and heads the Team Quest facility in Temecula,CA, and Randy Couture,  another local MMA fighter now of international renown, who operates his “Extreme Couture” training center in Las Vegas.
            At Team Quest, Lindland has trained and given opportunity to other Oregon athletes to succeed in MMA, and life, as he has.  Several are on the Strikeforce card and at the Rose Garden:
            The Main Event:  Matt “The Law” Lindland (21-7) against against Kevin “King” Case (3-1) of Hawthorne, CA, at approximately 8 p.m. (185-lbs.)
            Co-Main Event: Nate Coy (8-2) of Portland –vs-  Tyron Woodley (6-0) of St. Louis, in a 170-lb. match.
            Roger Bowling (7-0) of Cincinnati, Ohio –vs –Bobby Voelker (21-7) of Kansas City, KS (170 lbs.)
            Nate Moore (6-1) of San Jose, CA  -vs- Tarec Saffiedine (8-2) Temecula, CA. (170 lbs).
            Pat “Bam Bam” Healy (22-15) of Portland –vs- on Bryan Travers (13-1) from Bakersfield, CA, (155 lbs.)
            The Pat Healy match will be the he first fight on the main card  which will be broadcast by Showtime.
            The non-televised undercard begins at approximately 6 pm PDT, and each bout features a Portland fighter:
            Pro Escobedo of Portland in his pro debut vs. Jason Sharp (1-0)of Portland. (205 pounds)
            Blaine Macintosh (5-1) Portland  -vs- Ben Morgan (3-0) of Battleground, WA.  (205 lbs).
            Jay Schafer (6-1), Portland –vs- David Lloyd (5-3) Portland.
            Patrick Whittington (2-0) Portland –vs- Jason Lambeth, Portland (205 lbs.)
            Lee Flores (1-2) Portland vs. Hamz Salim, Battleground, WA (185 lbs.)
            The doors open at the Rose Garden at 5:15; first fight: 6 p.m.

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Oregon: One of the Leaders of the Pack–in Increase of Foreclosures by Pete the Banker

by Pete the Banker–New Mortgage Loan Applications have collapsed since the April 30 expiration of the first time home purchaser’s tax credit declining to there lowest level in 13 years (here). Government subsidy has simply been delaying the inevitable.Jay Brinkman, Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association, stated Wednesday that seriously delinquent loans and foreclosures are at a historical high.  More than 10% of all homeowners have missed at least one payment in the first quarter of 2010.  A Reuters article posted on CNBC yesterday stated that, “Despite government efforts to modify loan terms, foreclosures have mounted as seriously delinquent mortgages work through the process of bank repossession.”  
“The shadow inventory of bank repossessed properties as well as distressed mortgages facing foreclosure will take nearly three years to clear at current sales rate” according to Standard and Poor’s.  Moody’s reported that the “under whelming performance” of the Treasury Departments Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) “will drive housing prices down another 8%” this year.  
Originally the $75 Billion HAMP program was scheduled to help 4 million homeowners prevent foreclosure, but the program has so far reached only 1.2 million homeowners. Of those only 300,000 permanent home loan modifications have been finalized over the past year, while failed trial modifications exceed that number.   HAMP Treasury Loan modifications according to S & P will ultimately display a 70% re-default rate based on current trends and “may simply have delayed the inevitable, creating the demonstrated shadow inventory of troubled loans” and these distressed loans will “likely have to be liquidated”.  According to the Associated Press and CNBC this mortgage crisis is a continuing drag on the American economic recovery. 
Despite the Billions spent by the Obama Administration, their housing and housing finance initiatives have failed, are prolonging the housing crisis and increasing the over supply of housing on the market.  The homeowner tax credit, the HAMP program and generous subsidies of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA, in attempts to shore up the falling housing market, are simply delaying and prolonging the need for inevitable housing price declines, delaying inevitable foreclosures, and providing obstacles in allowing the housing market to clear by adjusting to an equilibrium level between supply and demand. 

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MATT LINDLAND – OREGON OLYMPIAN, MMA SUPERSTAR — FIGHTS STRIKEFORCE MAIN EVENT TONIGHT AT THE ROSE GARDEN —By REES LLOYD

        Olympic Silver Medalist and MMA “Super Star” Matt Lindland,  an Oregon native — and certified conservative American patriot —  fights the main event tonight at the Rose Garden in a “Strikeforce Challengers” promotion which showcases  some of Oregon’s finest athletes competing in America’s fastest growing sport, Mixed Martial Arts.  
            This is a major MMA promotion which will be broadcast by Showtime. The first fight will begin at the Rose Garden at approximately 6 p.m tonight, Friday, May 21, 2010. (It can be seen on Showtime starting at 11p.m. on the West Coast.)
            The Strike Force event gives Oregonians and Washingtonians the opportunity to see, cheer, and support many Oregon and Washington MMA competitors who are not only outstanding homegrown athletes, but, like Lindland, patriots grateful for the freedom and opportunities America has given them.
            Lindland, an All American at the University of Kansas who brought home to the U.S. and Oregon the Silver Medal in Greco-Roman Wrestling in the 2000 Olympics, has brought also honor to himself and Oregon by achieving universal respect for his skill as an athlete,  and his personal character and integrity.
            Lindland  has contributed back to his community,  Eagle Creek, OR, state and nation, particularly by his support of our troops and veterans generally. Among other things, Lindland  has volunteered his time and talent to train and do exhibitions for troops here, in California, and elsewhere.
            As he expressed in an interview on the Victoria Taft Show on KPAM860,  Lindland remains aware at all times that while he fights in MMA, a much tougher fight is made daily by our troops, and  the success and freedom he enjoys has been purchased by the service and sacrifice of veterans.
            Lindland,  as sharp intellectually as he is skilled in MMA, won the Republican nomination for Oregon State Representative, and nearly defeated the much-better financed Democrat who was elected in the Obamamania of Oregon in 2008.  He also received a public apology from his Obama-supporting Democrat opponent’s campaign manager, Mrs. Robert Packwood,  when he threatened to sue her for defamation in the dirty politics launched to defeat him.
            Lindland,  an entrepreneur, operates the nationally and internationally famous Team Quest MMA training center in Gresham, OR, which he co-founded with his co-MMA Super Stars Dan Henderson, who now also fights for Strike Force and heads the Team Quest facility in Temecula,CA, and Randy Couture,  another local MMA fighter now of international renown, who operates his “Extreme Couture” training center in Las Vegas.
            At Team Quest, Lindland has trained and given opportunity to other Oregon athletes to succeed in MMA, and life, as he has.  Several are on the Strikeforce card and at the Rose Garden:
            The Main Event:  Matt “The Law” Lindland (21-7) against against Kevin “King” Case (3-1) of Hawthorne, CA, at approximately 8 p.m. (185-lbs.)
            Co-Main Event: Nate Coy (8-2) of Portland –vs-  Tyron Woodley (6-0) of St. Louis, in a 170-lb. match.
            Roger Bowling (7-0) of Cincinnati, Ohio –vs –Bobby Voelker (21-7) of Kansas City, KS (170 lbs.)
            Nate Moore (6-1) of San Jose, CA  -vs- Tarec Saffiedine (8-2) Temecula, CA. (170 lbs).
            Pat “Bam Bam” Healy (22-15) of Portland –vs- on Bryan Travers (13-1) from Bakersfield, CA, (155 lbs.)
            The Pat Healy match will be the he first fight on the main card  which will be broadcast by Showtime.
            The non-televised undercard begins at approximately 6 pm PDT, and each bout features a Portland fighter:
            Pro Escobedo of Portland in his pro debut vs. Jason Sharp (1-0)of Portland. (205 pounds)
            Blaine Macintosh (5-1) Portland  -vs- Ben Morgan (3-0) of Battleground, WA.  (205 lbs).
            Jay Schafer (6-1), Portland –vs- David Lloyd (5-3) Portland.
            Patrick Whittington (2-0) Portland –vs- Jason Lambeth, Portland (205 lbs.)
            Lee Flores (1-2) Portland vs. Hamz Salim, Battleground, WA (185 lbs.)
            The doors open at the Rose Garden at 5:15; first fight: 6 p.m.

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Oregon: One of the Leaders of the Pack–in Increase of Foreclosures by Pete the Banker

by Pete the Banker–New Mortgage Loan Applications have collapsed since the April 30 expiration of the first time home purchaser’s tax credit declining to there lowest level in 13 years (here). Government subsidy has simply been delaying the inevitable.Jay Brinkman, Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association, stated Wednesday that seriously delinquent loans and foreclosures are at a historical high.  More than 10% of all homeowners have missed at least one payment in the first quarter of 2010.  A Reuters article posted on CNBC yesterday stated that, “Despite government efforts to modify loan terms, foreclosures have mounted as seriously delinquent mortgages work through the process of bank repossession.”  
“The shadow inventory of bank repossessed properties as well as distressed mortgages facing foreclosure will take nearly three years to clear at current sales rate” according to Standard and Poor’s.  Moody’s reported that the “under whelming performance” of the Treasury Departments Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) “will drive housing prices down another 8%” this year.  
Originally the $75 Billion HAMP program was scheduled to help 4 million homeowners prevent foreclosure, but the program has so far reached only 1.2 million homeowners. Of those only 300,000 permanent home loan modifications have been finalized over the past year, while failed trial modifications exceed that number.   HAMP Treasury Loan modifications according to S & P will ultimately display a 70% re-default rate based on current trends and “may simply have delayed the inevitable, creating the demonstrated shadow inventory of troubled loans” and these distressed loans will “likely have to be liquidated”.  According to the Associated Press and CNBC this mortgage crisis is a continuing drag on the American economic recovery. 
Despite the Billions spent by the Obama Administration, their housing and housing finance initiatives have failed, are prolonging the housing crisis and increasing the over supply of housing on the market.  The homeowner tax credit, the HAMP program and generous subsidies of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA, in attempts to shore up the falling housing market, are simply delaying and prolonging the need for inevitable housing price declines, delaying inevitable foreclosures, and providing obstacles in allowing the housing market to clear by adjusting to an equilibrium level between supply and demand. 

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