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Love BB, Laser Tag, Poker (Tournaments only). Work with Occupy camps. Willing to help you in your fight for justice (let's discuss it).

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My APOLOGY to Matt Taibbi - My issue is with the Q&A didn't justify assaults upon Taibbi

In the last few days, Matt Taibbi's new book was released titled "The Divide" about the 'American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap'. During his promotion of the book, discussing the issues of Wall Street always getting away (nearly 'Scot Free'), Matt went on air with Amy Goodman at Democracy Now's show titled "Who Goes to Jail" Matt Taibbi on "American Injustice Wall Street to Main Street".


As a staunch Obama supporter, I took umbrage with Matt's answer to Amy Goodman's question "Who was tougher on corporate America, President Obama or President Bush"? Mr. Taibbi responded "Oh, Bush, hands down".

Now, please bare in mind, I do still feel that Matt Taibbi put forth an errant reflection;
but the real issue is THE QUESTION that started the whole thing.

Regardless of my opinion on the issues and remarks, I - IN NO WAY - meant to appear to be Taibbi's opponent. My remarks were (in part) advocacy of my personal battle against Mitt Romney & Gang; which is the same things he's fighting (but he broad strokes and mine are case specific). We can disagree on points; but that shouldn't make us adversaries. It was NOT my intent to infer that Taibbi is a bad guy - or - that he did anything major wrong. My reflections are that he could have said it differently; because the problem lies with Eric Holder.

Amy Goodman's question should have been "Who prosecuted Wall Street more, Eric Holder or the Previous USAGs"?

GW Bush and his father before him (whom many seem to forget was in the CIA), are both tools of special interests - including their own. GW Bush was the one who CREATED the mortgage crisis mess and war mongered. Friends in the oil business of the Bush's benefited - Vastly - from the take down of Enron. There's SO much more wrong with the Bush era than one can readily fathom. It just is simply FLAT WRONG to give that wacko piss of cow dung credit for anything. Much less at the expense of President Obama.

Be that as it may, Matt Taibbi requested my respect and that caught me off guard; because I already DEEPLY respect Matt Taibbi (dang near worship the guy). It does no good for me to come down on him (likely in an inept manner) at a time of his transition and book selling; simply because I'm miffed that Rolling Stone yanked out the eToys part of the Romney equation in Taibbi's "Greed and Debt" story. For my inability to write in good style as Matt, I'm a twerp and must apologize for making the points incorrectly.

I - Laser Haas -APOLOGIZE to Matt Taibbi for anything wrong I said

-------------------------- You are a GREAT activist Matt Taibbi

---------------------------------------------------------and (as I said to you in email) I = DO = RESPECT You!







This is why Matt Taibbi is the writer extraordinaire - and I'm just Laser the liquidator.

He makes his points with words well


----------------------------------------and I don't.

Please, Matt Taibbi, do continue your great works and don't get bogged down by the naysays or inarticulate twerps like me!

I've got my own (REAL solid) bones to pic with Taibbi; but he's only human. Cut him some slack OKAY!

Here's my thread on this issue;


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024832408

Taibbi & I Exchange Words after he States a No NO of "Bush HANDS DOWN Tougher"

For more than a decade I've been battling the White Collar fraudsters of Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital (and their cronies like Romney); and Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone did try to help (some) with his "Greed & Debt" Story (pic below from Rolling Stone September 2012 Cover Story "A True Story About Mitt Romney & Bain Capital".










As I'm one of the sources of the "Greed and Debt" story I take umbrage with Taibbi's contention (especially since Rolling Stone {apparently} prevented Taibbi from telling the whole story about Mitt Romney and Bain Capital) - that GW Bush was "Hands Down" tougher on Corporate America.

BTW - Rolling Stone's "Greed & Debt" - Left Out eToys!


Then, after Taibbi exited RS {and I've waited some time for Matt to show U.S. how he's going to continue his campaign against Wall Street White Collar Crimes}, Matt goes on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman and says this {c}hit... That GW Bush was "Hands Down" much tougher on corporate America!

WTF?




Here's the link to Democracy Nows story "Who Goes to Jail - Taibbi" and interview by Amy Goodman (with the Transcript).

That has the following Q&A

AMY GOODMAN: Who was tougher on corporate America, President Obama or President Bush?

MATT TAIBBI: Oh, Bush, hands down. And this is an important point to make, because if you go back to the early 2000s, think about all these high-profile cases: Adelphia, Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, Arthur Andersen. All of these companies were swept up by the Bush Justice Department. And what’s interesting about this is that you can see a progression


http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/15/who_goes_to_jail_matt_taibbi




The Video of Amy Goodman's interview of Matt Taibbi, I'm having trouble getting link to post.







HOW Taibbi is Getting it Wrong!


GW Bush prosecuted parties; because it served secret interests better. Most are not aware of what REALLY went on at Enron, Tyco and Worldcom; and I won't argue those cases now (and the secret agendas thereof).

The issue is - they ALL were transpiring on GWB's watch!

It was GWB's administration that permitted the mortgage crisis to begin with. It was GWB who gave Wall Street a $700 Billion bailout before he left office. It was GWB whom Rumsfeld worked for when Rumsfeld went before the nation and said "We've lost $2.3 Trillion dollars".

During GWB we had the Rothstein, Freeman, Palm Beach, Frank Vennes, Lancelot, Marc Dreier, Tom Petters, Stanford, Okun and Madoff scandals. (Without even going into Abramoff, Delay, Scott Bloch etc etc).

President Obama's administration got a quick guilty plea to the SEC by Sheldon Adelson;
(once Romney failed to get in and hire that "friendly" USAG Mr. Adelson sought).





As the title states, Matt and I took swipes at each other today (his email to me being rather snide, where mine to him begged a question that I'm most certainly allowed to ask). I still have high praise for Matt Taibbi - but he got that remark WAY wrong - and put a foot in his mouth in so doing. He's worked all these years, building a reputation and gaining our trust in him for advocacy against white collar cronyism and corruption.

Then he goes and shoots himself in the foot by giving a gangster/war monger credit - where NO credit is due.

Sure GWB punished Enron; but who do you think benefited? Matt needs to be more sharper than this. He's now out (basically) in a new independence format; and such requires that he garnishes our adoration for him more so (not vexing U.S. with crap remarks such as this).

I still need him (and so does the country) - to tell the whole story of "Greed and Debt" (
He left out the middle (eToys).



WTF is he doing - and where is he going - with these remarks

- Who Knows ?



UPDATE: on the banter between the media guy and the victim of Romney guy.

Some people, including Matt Taibbi, take things the wrong way.
(I use to be thin skinned myself - it is human nature to take things personal).

After Matt let me have IT (and perhaps he had good cause and was right to do so); then we bantered some more and I saw a point (human side) - I didn't see heretofore. Thus, I must remember that we all have "days" (and we aren't perfect). I simply disagree with the Bush remark being proper form for a warrior; but respect Mr. Taibbi's right to say what he wishes (hoping he respects I have the right to disagree). Matt stands by his remarks as "keeping it real"; and that's commendable. Still wish he hadn't said it - but it is FAR from the end of the world. As for my views on him, I'll quote what I said to him (during our heated banter).


I'm in your corner; and have great respect for you - - Keep up your good works






------------------------------------We are in a Civil War!

And need not waste time against each other.

THEY - are the ones - we need to get accountability of!









This REALLY bums me out. I've reading Crossing the Rubicon four times.

I've also had my bones to pick with Mike Ruppert.

But this REALLY bums me out.

If the staunch of the staunch simply give in and let the bad guys when
(by shooting one's self so they can say "see - he's nuts")

Then how can one such as I, fighting a corruption war that few really care to hear of

have ANY hope to effect justice?

WTF?

Josh Romney uses Mitt tax pic to swipe at Senator Reid: Racketeering Romney pic swipes back

Twitter is all buzzing on Josh Romney's pic taking swipe at Senator Reid. Politix has a story helping to fuel the Romney fame that is titled "Mitt Romney's Family Clearly Doesn't Forgive and Forget". It shows pic of Mitt Romney (below) in line to pay taxes and Josh Romney's tweet stating;

Hey @SenatorReid here's a shot of @MittRomney paying taxes. Does it every year. It's how you get your paycheck.









So, yours truly responded to Josh Romney's tweet (here) with one of my own (here) that states;






https://twitter.com/laserhaas01/statuses/456444709611642882





Yours truly has sued Mitt Romney for Racketeering (see more details - HERE);
and it is likely the powers that be will crush my case (as they've done many times before.

Unless the main stream suddenly wakes up and realizes how BIG the story really is.

Liberals United article "Update On Federal Racketeering Case Against Mitt Romney"

I'm begging the Department of Justice to do their job now - for 13 years.

As is reported by Liberals Unite (Samuel-Warde.com) Ann Werner - that;

Back in December, I {Ann Werner of Liberals United} reported former presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney was being sued in federal court by Stephen “Laser” Haas on charges of racketeering. Mr. Haas has been looking for justice for the past 13 years, fighting a David and Goliath battle that began with the liquidation of eToys.











Mitt (the Pitts) Romney - wipes the Haas dust off of his shoes


As is readily apparent by the pomposity of having your shoes shined on a tarmac;
Mitt (my pitts) Romney, has no cares in the world - and is above U.S. all.

Yesterday, due to the power, money & might makes right, the Los Angeles Federal District Court did what was desired by some, expected by most and hated by this pursuer of justice. A "color of law" reason was plucked from a 130 year old case of "Barton" to allow the "confessed" co-Defendants/co-conspirators of Willard Mitt Romney,

to get OFF 'Scot Free'!

Ann Werner is doing the best job she can, as has Rmuse at PoliticusUSA.com before her, to tell the whole story unvarnished. In her picture above, there are 1000 words there. The Robber Baron Romney has stolen The Learning Company merger with Mattel (losing investors $3 Billion), Kay Bee $100 million (at the direct loss to Big Lots and creditors), Stage Stores (who knows how many tens of millions) and eToys hundreds of millions (if not a Billion).

Doing so by breaking the Law openly;
without any remorse or relent.

Ann Werner quotes me stating;

As wind down coordinator of the eToys liquidations, my company, Collateral Logistics, Inc., and I were the court appointed fiduciaries to keep everything kosher and “maximize returns with minimum expense” in eToys. When Bain Capital had announced they were buying the entire estate of eToys for $5.4 million, we halted the auction and forced them to pay tens of millions of dollars more.

That is when they offered me an $850,000 bribe and I told them no! This caused a panic in their ranks, because I reported the bribe to the Delaware Department of Justice. Who informed this layman that it was not really a bribe – until accepted.






To put it simply, Romney & his RICO Gang stole many hundreds of millions;
and did it openly - because he owned the U.S. Attorney Colm Connolly.

Will justice come?

How long will this Civil War continue?






As Ann Werner said in her story "Stay Tuned"



The court continued a motion by Mr. Haas to file a Second Amended Complaint until June 2, 2014, for consideration in conjunction with the motions to dismiss filed by defendants Bain Capital, Michael Glazer and Willard Mitt Romney.

Stay tuned.




Why am I refusing to give up on this quest for justice;
because everyone else thinks it is okay to give up

and let the bad guys win.

NOT ME!

Breaking: Judge Dismiss "Haas v Romney" Case Against Defendants Gold & MNAT

Source: Federal District Court Los Angeles Docket Item 66

IN CHAMBERS ORDER: (1) GRANTING Defendant Barry Gold’s Motion to Dismiss ; (2) GRANTING Defendants Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnel LLP and Gregory W. Werkheiser’s Motion to Dismiss ; and (3) CONTINUING Hearing on Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend

The allegations of the proposed Second Amended Complaint do not cure this jurisdictional defect. The gravamen of plaintiff’s complaint against Gold and the MNAT Defendants is that they abused their authority in their roles as appointees of the Bankruptcy Court. (See, e.g., Dkt 26: Proposed SAC ¶¶ 114, 117, 348-350, 449-450.) For this reason, the claims against defendants Gold, Werkheiser, and Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnel LLP are DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.

Read more: http://petters-fraud.com/clocked_di_66_apr9_2014_order_to_dismiss_via_barton_doctrine.pdf



In fighting Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and Mitt Romney, the courts have (for more than a decade now) ruled contrary to the Constitution and allowed the White Collar fraudsters to receive nothing more than a slap on the wrist.

This court obviously wants nothing to do with the case; and is tossing it out the easiest way possible. Hope the justice is retiring - before the higher courts toss the case back at him. Dismissals "with prejudice" can NOT happen - without adjudication upon the merits. Even the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) states openly that the ruling from 1881 "Barton doctrine" doesn't apply when misconduct is involved.

Please see the linked item below that says {at the very end} the following;.

http://www.abiworld.org/committees/newsletters/litigation/vol2num2/Gatekeeper.html

However, in the unlikely event of misconduct, this rule will not act as a shield. In addition to adverse consequences in the nonappointing court, the offending party may find it difficult to obtain bankruptcy court approval for fees incurred or future appointments.

PRESS RELEASE: Haas v Romney RICO - Judge Approves Mitt Romney's Extended time to Answer

On October 18, 2013, yours truly sued Willard Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs (and their co-Defendant attorneys, cohorts) for many violations of the Racketeering ACT of 1970. *(See previous DU thread on my Press Release November 2013 - {here} - and the actual {initial} Press Release - {here}) .

Since then, after the Defendants were properly/time served their Summons in February 2014 ( See Docket Stamped Proofs of Serve {here} and {here}).

PRESS RELEASE
April 2, 2014 -



Romney's co-Defendants includes his law firms and one law firm partner (Colm Connolly) who was (secretly) arranged to become the United States Attorney in Delaware in August 2001 (the same time Mitt wants to be "retroactively" retired). Defendants Goldman Sachs, Paul Traub and Colm Connolly have failed to respond (and we will move for Default judgment soon). The MNAT law firm, Greg Werkheiser thereof and Paul Traub's partner (Barry Gold) have put forth Motions to Dismiss case and Objections to Amended Complaint.

When the Clerk of Court put in the fact that the Summons were SERVED in "compliance" with Fed.R.Civ.Proc - that is when Mitt Romney put forth his request to me to extend time. I granted it (because the court most likely would have granted it anyway) as I'm putting forth a Motion to Amend my Complaint(s). I can't object to a party not answering a Complaint I'm no longer utilizing.




It's now going to get VERY real;
because the giant (Goliath) is paying attention.

And I'm not even a David by compare - I'm just an amoeba to those goons!



















For more background on this case see

Wall Street Journal "eToys investors claim conflict at law firm"
(Note: I'm the source of the story)

Rolling Stone Taibbi "Greed and Debt"
(Note: also one of the sources)

New York Times "Rigging the I.P.O. Game"

Causing Bain Capital to CANCEL IPO of Toys R Us a few weeks later
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/03/29/toys-r-us-cancels-ipo/

Additionally, there's many other stories about this case on the web (though not by main stream). Such as the one by Ann Werner (who provided the above picture) at Liberals United. Ann Werner's story "Romney Sued for RICO in Fed Court" received over 30,000 Facebook "likes". There's also Addicting Info's story "Romney Slapped with Racketeering Lawsuit" (which rec'd over 125,000 Facebook "likes" and "Shares".







RMuse at PoliticusUSA.com

The writer who goes by the moniker "Rmuse" of PoliticusUSA.com, has written a plethora of stories about this case and wrote one (when the election was over) "Meet the Man Battling Romney & Bain for 12 years".

Rmuse also has the stories "Public Records Reveal Romney Benefited from Corruption (Colm Connolly) and Racketeering". Rmuse knew I was studying the RICO laws and kept a lid on it (until I filed the case) and then wrote "One of His {Romney's} Victims Files Racketeering Case"





We'll know soon enough, come April 14, 2014,

IF this case is going to trial!

Professor Turley's Blog: New Mexico Police Shoot Homeless Man (in his BACK) - for Camping?

It is telltale of the way our nation is going and of the Police State mentality that is becoming prevailing. As almost a regular occurrence, one can turn on the news or Google to hear of a guy in a wheelchair wielding a pencil as a weapon getting shot, combined with Stand Your Ground babbling banter (while - on the other side of the spectrum - a woman who was physically thrown in the air, out of her house by her husband - is put in jail for 20 years for only shooting the wall to warn him to "back off" {it working by the way}).

So now we have a tale of woe - a homeless man is shoot to death - In the BACK!

And the Albuquerque,New Mexico Police Chief Gorden Eden proclaimed praise for the shooting

stating;

“We are proud of the way in which we interact with the community in our continuing collaborative problem solving efforts.”



See the Video for yourself and determine IF you think the shooting was necessary



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Here's a fact pointed out by Professor Jonathan Turley's blog (here)

Since 2010, the Albuquerque Police Department has been involved in 37 shootings — resulting in 23 deaths. Critics has said that the city police have shot more people than the NYPD during the same period did in New York despite the fact that New York is 16 times larger than Albuquerque.





Please read (if you need to) Professor Jonathan Turley's Blog story

"New Mexico Police Under Fire After Video Shows Officers Shooting Homeless Man In The Back"

Yours truly has worked on many cases of brutality, mayhem and homicides untimely (Trayvon Martin; Veteran in White Plains, NY {Kenneth Chamberlain} mistakenly dials 911 and is shot/killed {story - here} and homeless guy Kelly Thomas beat to death by Fullerton Police {see Wikipedia - HERE})

and this one ranks right among the top of as how bad it is getting out there to be shot by someone - Needlessly!

What say ye?

THIS JUST IN from {un}Orange Realm: Judge Rules in Laser v RMoney - GUILTY!

It simply can NOT be. Would the honeorable cuort pull a prank on me this day? I had to look at it twice to make sure it says what the thingy says. I simply can't frigg'ng believe it (and neither will you).

You must see it for yourselves.

RULING / ORDER that RMoney is GUILTY!






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