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Name: Laser Haas
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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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Governor Siegelman seeks release from prison.

Source: NBC News WFLA Channel 8: Referencing API

MONTGOMERY, AL - Former Gov. Don Siegelman will be in federal court Monday for a hearing on his request to get out of prison while he appeals his 2006 bribery conviction.

Siegelman is asking the judge to release him until his appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals is resolved. Judges have previously refused to release the former governor, but his lawyers argue the appeal has gone on much longer than anticipated. The arguments are scheduled for January after being repeatedly postponed.

Read more: http://www.wfla.com/story/27628229/siegelman-seeks-release-from-prison

Picture above provided by WFLA 8.


For more on this - see my previous thread and DU'rs comments

[center]"POGO Finds {potential} Smoking Gun of Political Corruption in Siegelman Case"[/center]


Comment below (think No 5) - has lines to Free-Don.org

Wonderful stuff there - I've never seen heretofore.... including this picture

Over 100 Attorneys General
have joined the movement
to Free Don Siegelman, saying
what he was accused of has
never been a crime in this

Former Attorney General of
New York Bob Abrams says the
Siegelman case "cries out for


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[font color=Blue size=6 face="Comic Sans MS"][center]UPDATE[/font][/center]


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[font color=Maroon size=4 face="Comic Sans MS"][center] Word in from loyal supporter Charlotte Mulvihill [/font]

- is that that hearings over;

and Judge Land will make his decision known in 5 days.[/center]


From AL.com Alabama

[font="Times Roman" size=5"] "FORMER AL Gov. Siegelman Could Soon be Released from Prison"[/font]

Until U.S. Judge Clay Land rules later this week, Siegelman will await a decision while in the Montgomery County jail. He has been transported from a federal prison in Louisiana, where he is serving his sentence.

The arguments made in Land's court on Monday focused on a potential conflict of interest that Siegelman's attorney, Gregory Craig, said the former prosecutor had.

Craig alleged that former U.S. Attorney Leura Canary was involved in the Siegelman case even after her official recusal, in violation of Justice Department guidelines.

John-Alex Romano, a trial attorney for the Justice Department's criminal division, said Canary's involvement was minimal, and only involved such things as asking Washington for a $91,000 disbursement so her office could prosecute Siegelman.

LIVE UPDATE by One present at the hearing;

Edward Savela was actually at the hearing and posted this on FREE DON SIEGELMAN Facebook page

I was in the Honorable Judge Clay Land's federal courtroom in Montgomery this morning for Don Siegelman's motion hearing. In this specific hearing Don's lawyers were asking that he be released pending the oral argument hearing before the appellate court (scheduled for January 13th). That is where he will be asking for a new trial. It was tough seeing Don brought in, shackled with cuffs and chains, wearing orange prison garbs. Don's lawyers ask that his shackles and cuffs be removed during the hearing so he could take notes and assist his lawyers and the judge left that up to the prosecution. Unbelievably, the prosecution declined! So Don spent the 90 minutes or so cuffed as a common criminal--this, the former Distinguished Governor of the State of Alabama. Many of Don's supporters filled the gallery. Judge Land seemed fair minded but grilled the prosecution and defense alike. But thankfully, Land seems fair--and we are no longer dealing with Mark Fuller. I am hopeful and optimistic. Judge Land promised to render his decision by this Friday. Keep Don Don Eugene Siegelman and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they endure yet another step along the path to freedom.

You can read more about that issue here at AL.com Alabama News


And (we're pretty sure) Legal Schnauzer's Roger and Karl Rove ex - now whistle blower - Jill Simpson

will help pounce on this BS that US Attorney Canary affidavit that she had little to do with the case.


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[font color=Blue size=6 face="Comic Sans MS"][center]UPDATE - December 17th[/font][/center]


[center]Facebook conversation with former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods;
Mr. Woods was also John McCain's Presidential Campaign manager.

Mr. Woods was the signer of the amicus curiae on Governor Siegelman's case[/center]

Clint Brown is a Governor Siegelman supporter who ask that Grant Woods join the Facebook page.

Clint Brown

Posting his digital conversation with Grant Woods

Grant is a former Arizona Attorney General, John McCain's presidential campaign manager & the signer of the amicus brief filed on Don's behalf by 113 former state attorney gen'ls, both Republican & Democrat alike:

Thank you, Grant, for accepting my friend request. I manage the @DonSiegelman account on Twitter. ... Came out of Don's hrg. yesterday "cautiously optimistic" about Don's release pending 11th Circuit decision on prosecutorial misconduct appeal. Judge Land was thoroughly prepared, incisive in his questions of counsel and appeared unbiased. (He is the Georgia fed'l district judge who twice dismissed a birther lawsuit & who assessed significant costs against the attorney filing for the second time

Grant: Fingers crossed! Such a travesty.

Clint: Known Don since law school. He is a true public servant who only attempted to better the lives of Alabamians. You can see it in his eyes. He looked terrible in court yesterday. He was unbelievably gaunt, unshaven, unkempt & in dirty orange coveralls ... shackled hands & feet. He turned & winked, however. Courtroom overflowing with supporters.

Grant: Time for some justice. Which means it's time for some mercy.

Clint: Yes, thank you for your tremendous support

Grant: Lmk when you hear. Thanks.

Chat Conversation End

in a way, I'm living proof to the contrary.

On her notes the regulatory agencies. (Including DOJ) give Wall Street a pass.

Got that.
On notes that whistle blowers are the ones punished

Got that
On proof Goldman Sachs n Bain Cap. are fraudsters

Got that.
On proof that judges break the law for Wall Streer

Got that

Proof of corruption of U.S. Attorneys

Got that

Documentation of this by federal records

Got that

Proof if shut down of task forces to civer up


Confessions to these acts

Got that too...

But, as Scuba and others can tell you, the troll,ups among U.S. --- always nix the conversations

Because (vicariously) in essence, we're Elizabeth Warren. ... everything she says with Proof

But.. because she,s nit the one saying it

Not many really care

we see it everywhere, don't we Scuba?

PUBLICITY: - NY Times Questions Big Bank Fines Being Lame Game.

Just when you think Christmas is going to be humbug - BAM - the New York Times comes to the rescue with its late Friday Business Day article "At Big Banks, a Lesson Not Learned". An expose on the issue of big bank fines not getting through their thick heads.

Journalist Gretchen Morgenson leads in with this question and her own juxtaposing (obfuscating) answer;

Are the colossal regulatory fines extracted from big banks today likely to deter their officials from violating the same rules tomorrow? Or are these billion-dollar settlements viewed simply as a cost of doing business, and not a very large one at that?

Judging from a regulatory action brought last week against 10 mostly large financial firms, the answers are “no” and “yes.”


[font color=RED size=2 face="Comic Sans MS"] Toys R Us IPO - A Rigging that Didn't Transpire[/font]

Back in 2013, after Taibbi's Rolling Stone September 2012 cover story ("Greed n Debt" failed to address the issues of eToys (actually, deliberately - avoided it); the March 2013 OpEd by Joe Nocera at New York Times, put for another expose "Rigging the I.P.O. Game". It was a story about Goldman Sachs rigging (spinning fraud) of eToys going public.

Evidently, the New York Times is too humble to take notice that the Toys R Us IPO was cancelled, just a few weeks after Nocera's Smoking Gun expose OpEd was published. Yours truly would argue that Goldman Sachs control of the New York Times is trying to influence public opinion; by the red herring bait n switch from the fact that those who would have funded Toys R Us IPO (that is owned by Bain Cap & KKR) - simply chose discretion over valor.

Be that all as it may - this PUBLICITY - prior to the stories on the horizon, is a good thing.

[font color=Navy Blue size=3 face="Comic Sans MS"] Here's what I love about the NY Times efforts[/font]

Everyone keeps avoiding the fact that I'm the source of this information; but they keep trying to prove that by independent dig up of corroborative tidbits that help me more. Like the Nocera Smoking Gun on Goldman Sachs doing wrong and emails of Goldman Sachs's Lawton Fit;

Allegations and Nocera Smoking Gun on Lawton Fitt

The plaintiffs charge that Goldman Sachs had a fiduciary duty to maximize eToys’ take from the I.P.O. Instead, Goldman purposely set an artificially low price, so that its real clients, the institutional investors clamoring for the stock, could pocket that first-day run-up. According to the suit, Goldman then demanded that some of those easy profits be kicked back to the firm. Part of their evidence for the calculated underpricing of eToys, according to the plaintiffs’ complaint, was that Lawton Fitt, the Goldman executive who headed the underwriting team and was thus best positioned to gauge the market demand, actually made a bet with several of her colleagues that the price would hit $80 at the opening. (Through a Goldman Sachs spokesman, Fitt declined to comment. Goldman denies that it did anything wrong, about which more shortly.)


Nocera's notes on the actual crime occurrence
Goldman carefully calculated the first-day gains reaped by its investment clients. After compiling the numbers in something it called a trade-up report, the Goldman sales force would call on clients, show them how much they had made from Goldman’s I.P.O.’s and demand that they reward Goldman with increased business. It was not unusual for Goldman sales representatives to ask that 30 to 50 percent of the first-day profits be returned to Goldman via commissions, according to depositions given in the case.

“What specifically do you recall” your Goldman broker wanting, asked one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers in a deposition with an investor named Andrew Hale Siegal.

“You made $50,000, how about $25,000 back?” came the answer. “You know, you made a killing.”


Citigroup stated it is pleased that the matter is behind it. The persons who just did crimes THIS YEAR, are Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and Mitt Romney's RICO gang. They - have not - (at least until I've died), put these matters behind them.

The NY Times has it partially right; because they are wrong in the continuous bury of the eToys part of the WHOLE story. But fret not, RMoney 3 is just around the bend

and then..........

I will be sayin.........


Cuban FL Chief Judge Lebarga Roils Status Quo by Poor Justice Commission

Every one in a while, a public servant comes along like Obama, Warren, Pope Francis, MLK, Mandella and/or a police, judge, prosecutor etc., etc. In today's revelation, we have the very 1st Cuban Chief Justice of Florida Supreme Court - his Honor Jorge Lebarga; who let it be know quickly - that he was going to address issues of disparity justice.

On December 1, 2014 - Chief Justice Lebarga announced a new Civil Commission about poor justice.

Poor, in the sense of the word that the indigents, the poor and like kind do not get equal access to justice in the court's of Florida. As noted by Florida's Biz Journal (here);

{The Honorable Chief Justice} Labarga began discussing the initiative publicly this summer. The goal of the commission is to study the unmet civil legal needs of disadvantaged, low-income and moderate-income Floridians, according to a statement from the Florida Supreme Court. This will be the major initiative of Labarga's two-year administration

Judge Lebarga's Administrative Order to Form Commission on Poor Justice



WHEREAS, the American and Florida judicial systems are founded upon
the fundamental principle that justice should be accessible to all persons, the
advancement of which is of profound interest to the Supreme Court of Florida;

[center]WHEREAS, despite these noteworthy and substantial efforts, Floridians
continue to encounter barriers when seeking meaningful and informed access to the
civil justice system; and[/center]

The Florida Bar shall provide the necessary staff support to enable the
Commission to carry out its duties, and shall consult with the Office of the State
Courts Administrator. Members shall serve without compensation. The
Commission must be cognizant of the limitations on the resources available to
support its efforts as it develops a work plan that will accomplish the important
tasks assigned in this administrative order. With regard to meetings, the
Commission and any subcommittees should strive to utilize the most economical
means appropriate to the type of work being accomplished.

One of the things that gets into most decent persons craw, of the disparity of justice, is that of the injustice of people going to prison for stealing a loaf of bread; whilst Wall Street Robber Baron's (RMoney) fleece everyone of U.S. with flagrant, brazen and reckless abandon. Making things morose, is this hubris of being Above the Law, going above and beyond the call of duty of shooting 12 year olds, men in stairwells (without announcing who, what, why), chokehold's deadly for petty offenses and 12 bullets arrays at unarmed (purported) demons (who are mostly - always - black/poor).


Chief Justice Jorge Labarga Instructs Judiciary to Do Their Job Properly

Going one step further, his Honor Florida State Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Lebarga issued an Administrative Order that Judges must be diligent in the performances of their duties.

In furtherance of our commitment to ensuring that all judges perform their
duties faithfully and diligently, the chief judge in each judicial circuit is hereby
directed to act as follows:

The chief judge in each circuit shall separately communicate to
all trial court judges in that circuit the importance of a professional
work ethic and accountability to the judiciary as a full-time
commitment under the Code and the Constitution of Florida. This
commitment includes the responsibility set forth in Canon 3C(1)
requiring that a judge “should cooperate with other judges and court
officials in the administration of court business.” Where a judge’s
calendar allows, each judge should cooperate with other judges to
assure that all cases and matters are handled as efficiently and
expeditiously as possible. In addition, each chief judge shall take all
administrative actions necessary to monitor the work of each judge of
the circuit to ensure that appropriate action is taken in any case where
a judge neglects his or her duties.
- 3 -

As one might surmise, Supreme Court Justice's don't like being told what to do, especially from the new one on the block. Even more despised is he who rocks the status quo of the "good ole boys" group that has been carving up the poor (and even turning rich into poor) - so that they can "get sum".

Meryl Lanson's Baron's case. Mark Adams Esquire and others are overjoyed that this remark of concern and commission has been announced. Will it be the same old same ole - where there's mutter of mouth - but no substance. Or, as is supposed to occur;

can justice for the indigent, poor and down trodden - for a change - come?

Time will tell.

Great Thread

News by Political Insider: Romney's Right - Obama's Wrong - 2016 Run is..

Haters gonna hate, ain'ters gonna ain't and wannabe POTUS runners are gonna run. Mitt the twit Moroney is running in 2016; and anyone who thinks (or wishes) to the contrary - can't claim they'll be surprised. See this Political Insider story titled -

"INCREDIBLE! Top Mitt Romney Insider Reveals MAJOR NEWS About 2016"

(my pic of Mitt's "retroactive" secrets during 2012 campaign run)

Mitt Romney held meetings with donors in New York this week that left one attendee convinced he is running for president again in 2016. A member of Romney’s inner circle who spoke to Business Insider said the former governor of Massachusetts traveled to New York City on Monday where he met with key financial backers of his past campaigns to lay the groundwork for a 2016 White House bid.


Everything Mitt Romney has been doing since 2012; is in preparation for 2016.

Everyone ignores insignificant parties such as I; because - hey - we're insignificant. Except for the fact that - when it comes to Pittens - I'm what you might call an expert (of his happenstances). Since 2008, when we defeated him early, yours truly has been warning all who would listen (very few) that Mitt Romney is hell bent on being President of the United States.


Nobody has been paying attention that the business icon hasn't been (visibly) doing his claim to fame (Bain) business. As a matter of fact, he's not even (purportedly) having anything to do with Bain anymore. Instead, Mitt has been running around the country, backing everyone from Senator, Governor and practically head janitor, who is running for election. This isn't because he's decided to be the GOP the kind and wonderous altruistic thunder funder boy for others. He doesn't have a magnanimous single cell in his blood thirsty body.

He's making deals, spinning his wheels, promising everyone that they will "get some"!

And, if you think Hillary is going to slam dunk him, just keep staying in that very same hibernation cave many progressives stayed in, during the mid terms. That worked really well - didn't it?!?!?!?


CSMONITOR: ROMNEY 2016 - Why it makes sense...

Truth be told, yours truly needs him to run; because Mitt stole our eToys and the more attention he gets - the more scrutiny his history gets. I'm firm in the belief that there's no stopping him. The gerrymandering and vote blocking program of the GOP's stole the Senate and their goal is the White House next.

Here's what the CS Monitor states;

The question is: Will the Republican Party maximize its chances by nominating its strongest candidate for the general election? Were he to run, Romney would have to be considered a top-tier candidate. He can raise a ton of money, he’s got gobs of national experience, his background is well-vetted, and his personal life is squeaky clean. Post-2012 polls have suggested a hint of buyer’s remorse among some Obama voters.


No One Knows Mitt Like I Know Mitt

Everyone can give credit to who they want to for the information leaks and stories about Romney lying on his campaign finance form - and frankly - I really don't give much of a damn. It was funny to me that MJ cried foul about BG not giving them credit for Mitt falsities discoveries (REALLY). When, truth be told (even if they immediately tossed it into the trash upon reception) - all of them got the facts, many times, from yours truly.

But - all that counts - is Mitt Didn't Make It!


My beef with Mitt, has to do with the presumption touted upon U.S. - as iterated (incorrectly) by CSMonitor;

[div style="display:inline; background-color:#E0F8F7;"]"his background is well-vetted, and his personal life is squeaky clean"

EAAANNNNTTTT! Ding Dong your babble don't belong - BOJO --- (or is it bozo).

Mitt is FAR from squeaky clean; and I can prove it. Even his own documentary states that "we kind of had to steal the nomination". Come 2016, he'll be a veteran at such stuff and have the mid-terms bonus toss of how to rig the process by having a small percentage (let's say just 3%) of the people being told - YOU CAN"T VOTE.

That 3% of Democrats being blocked, now makes the close race even close - or a slam dunk Mitt Win!


Romney's coming and my little sign below, provided by "godlikeproductions" - isn't about what Romney's doing; it's about what Democrats aren't doing to stop him. Mitt is Richard Prior incarnate. A joke that "I wan't to buy your vote";

has turned into "I'M TAKING IT"

[font color=RED size=2 face="Comic Sans MS"]Or didn't you know that his family OWNS voting machines?[/font]


10/28/2012 Media Advisory of Oct. 22 Emergency Forum on 2012 Election
Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism

[font color=green size=4 face="New Times Roman"][center]MEDIA ADVISORY[/center][/font]

Does Your E-Vote Now Belong to the Romney Family?

Event: Emergency Forum: “Will the [strike]2012[/strike] {2016} Election be Stolen?”

Date/Time/ Location:

Monday, October 22, {2012} from noon to 2pm

@ The Open Center, 22 East 30th Street, NY, NY (betw. Madison and Fifth Avenues)

(open to the public)

Speakers: Mark Crispin Miller (Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform); Attorney, election reform activist, and former GOP political operative Jill Simpson; Lori Grace, Founder, Institute for Democracy and Election Integrity; Jim March, BlackBoxVoting; Moderated by Bob Fitrakis, attorney/author, election reform activist, Executive Director, Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism and Harvey Wasserman, author, democracy activist, Senior Editor, Columbus Free Press

Contact: Linda Cronin-Gross, LCG Communications: 718.853.5568; 917.767.1141, [email protected]

This November, voters in Ohio and other swing states will vote on machines owned by friends and business associates of the Romney family. Former GOP operative and current Alabama corruption fighter Jill Simpson will join election reform/protection activists at an emergency forum to discuss the possibility of continued voter disenfranchisement and fraud in the upcoming Presidential election @ a forum in NYC on Monday, October 22 @ Noon @ The Open Center, 22 E. 30th Street.

Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis of the Free Press (freepress.org) will present shocking new information on the Bain Capital part ownership of one of America’s chief voting machine companies, Hart InterCivic, that counts many votes around the US. (Bain Capital is a private equity firm started by Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.) Additionally, Jill Simpson and Jim March will present on the wireless empire of Karl Rove and associates for possible election manipulation. Both presentations will be part of a panel which also includes NYU professor Mark Crispin Miller and election activist Lori Grace on other possible upcoming election manipulations in the November 2012 elections nationwide.

A special two-hour radio broadcast will follow at the Progressive Radio Network: “WILL THE GOP STEAL AMERICA’S 2012 ELECTION?” will be heard on Harvey Wasserman’s Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show as a special live broadcast @ www.prn.fm from 3-4pm following the forum. Harvey will co-host with Bob Fitrakis. Among his guests will be panelists Mark Crispin Miller and Jim March, as well as Craig Unger, contributing editor of Vanity Fair Magazine and author of Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power.


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