Until that happens, you're caught in this wonderful, agonising sense of expectation.
Kenneth Cranham The world is like a reverse casino.
I had a burning desire to clean up the sport, which had always carried the stigma of gambling and manipulation. Poonawalla Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of 'speculation'; but which ought to be called Gambling.
We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild.MERS was initially established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac nearly 20 years ago in conjunction with several major banks as a means to expedite the loan recording process as it used to be done through individual county clerk offices which was slow, and the founders went ahead even though most states did not have laws that authorized them to bypass the required filing with clerks.Several states like Delaware and Ohio, along with the City of Dallas have already sued MERS and their bank partners, claiming millions were bypassed in filing fees due, and that the banks should have known that their filing system could lead to improper filing.In line with other states, Louisiana is suing the nation’s biggest banks for bypassing recording fees due in transfer of real estate title, but Louisiana stands out for taking a different route and suing under RICO laws, just like the government does to major crime syndicates.In the State of Louisiana, 30 judges representing 30 parishes are suing 17 banks, stating that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS) is a “scheme” set up to illegally defraud the government of transfer fees, and that mortgages transferred through MERS’ recording system are illegal as the promissory note of any mortgage is inseparable from the mortgage, which is what MERS does.