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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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Romney's Bain Bled Burger King Dead: Inversion Perversion is Maneuver for Life Support

Willard Mitt (the Pitts) Romney has established a most profitable business model; it's called glean n dump. Show them a pic of the moon, promise the sun, while providing a little red wagon of dirt to get within. Then you meet, greet, scheme the entity for all its worth. If the chief executive can be bought (like Michael Glazer of Kay Bee & Stage Stores); you win easily. Others (hard cases like yours truly), you hire away, fire and/or destroy.

Then you milk & bilk for all the company is worth and get away ('Scot Free').

Burger King has been dying for decades. You take it public, bleed out the cash; then rinse lather and repeat, as long as it lasts. Recent reports (prior to this Canadian merger) state that Burger King Worldwide (stock symbol BKW) - has been up in sale, up in profits - and beating out the rest of the fast food chain world, along with exceeds of Wall Street analysis.

Have you been in a Burger King lately - during lunch/dinner rush;

-------------------------------and seen the reality there isn't - any - r u s h?
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Burger King's REAL History


For some reason yet to be fully determined, Romney & his Bain only go IPO as a last resort. Choosing, instead, to stay away from the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) as much as possible. When they do get involved in public entities and/or IPO's (those not thwarted like yours truly did to Toys R Us {with the help of Joe Nocera of the NY Times "Rigging the IPO Game"}) - they then dump the dying carcass upon another. See NYT Nocera's OpEd "Burger King the Cash Cow".

In the case of Burger King - Romney's group got in for $210 million, took out $500 million and went public owning 76%.

Then, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, along with Bain Cap. & TPG, sold Burger King to 3G Capital for $3.3 Billion.

See some of the details in NY Times Nocera remarks that;

But the private equity investors also cut themselves an incredibly sweet deal. Their $1.5 billion purchase price included only $210 million of their own money; the rest was borrowed. They immediately began taking out tens of millions of dollars in fees. Four years later, they took Burger King public. But, first, they rewarded themselves with a $448 million dividend. In all, according to The Wall Street Journal, “the firms received $511 million in dividend, fees, expense reimbursements and interest” — while still retaining a 76 percent stake.

Does it need to be said that Burger King was soon back to its old struggling self? Or that the solution, once again, was to sell to another private equity firm? Of course not! In 2010, Bain, Goldman and TPG cashed out, selling Burger King to 3G Capital, for $3.3 billion. In sum, the original private equity troika reaped a fortune by selling a company that was in nearly as much trouble as it had been when they first bought it. Surely this represents the apotheosis of financial engineering.

What has 3G done? According to Howard Penney, the managing director at Hedgeye, it has prettied up the pig by laying off a large percentage of the staff in Burger King’s Miami headquarters. Burger King’s owners grew earnings, he said, “by cutting expenses. They have not improved the business one iota.” And, of course, 3G pulled out fees and dividends, too. In all, Penney wrote recently, private equity firms have taken for themselves “$1 billion or more in capital that could have been used to improve the company’s relative standing versus its competitors, many of whom Burger King struggles to keep up with.”

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The STREET Reports on (current) Burger King Extraordinary Success

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Burger King - according to its report - is (reportedly) kicking arse in sales;
as reported upon by The STREET - that -.
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The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry average. The net income increased by 19.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $62.90 million to $75.10 million.

The gross profit margin for BURGER KING WORLDWIDE INC is currently very high, coming in at 85.07%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 28.75% significantly outperformed against the industry average.

Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 71.15% to $87.80 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, BURGER KING WORLDWIDE INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -5.65%.

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For the last few months - BK was selling 2 for $5 major sandwiches - including the Whopper.

Have you been in a Burger King lately?

When it sounds too good to be true........

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MoveOn.org has a Petition Against the Inversion that is a perversion;

all this is but a prelude to the other BK for Burger King

BANKRUPTCY


http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/burger-king-dont-try?source=Facebook

Turley Blog - Veiled RW: Blocks Comments Proving Brick n Mortars Aren't Dinosaurs

Professor Turley's Blog - is where I found some awesome Progressives; but the purpose of that realm - is definitely Right Wing agendas. Today, a weekend poster has a story out about "The End of Brick n Mortar Retail". It leads in with SEARS and pic thereof, then goes on and on why box retailers are doomed. The cases in point help make my {racketeering} case for me.

The end of box retail stores theory is ALL Bull {c}hit!
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Here's the various comments that JT's blog refuses to even allow 1 line thereof

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Laser the Liquidator has handled 1000 companies - online and bricks

Outside of COI issues in bankruptcy and racketeering bustout/ bankruptcy rings; this just so happens to be my area of expertise. (Having handled over 1000 scenarios of liquidations, salvages, turnarounds, bankruptcy and bank replevins.

Sears - too - happens to be a particular area of focus.

As for the "END" of brick and mortar - It's all hogwash!

Our eToys.com has much written about it, throughout the past 15 years. It was one of most lauded I.P.O.'s in the country. The stock, starting at 18, soared to $85. Most press entities (possibly fueled by a pump-n-dump scheme of Goldman Sachs misinformation), stipulated eToys was now worth $8 billion.


True story of eToys

Each year, eToys had phenomenal sales growth; but it was NOT making a profit. The (true) profit center of eToys, was the BabyCenter.com division.

------ Online retailing is Mail Order part deux.

Having handled such brick n mortars as Channel Lumber, Ames, Sky City Dept. stores, SEARS Catalog Centers, along with duel online/bricks of NCA Computers, MicroX, Campfields and more, for 3 decades; one gets to see it from all sides.

In 1999 and 2000, I forewarned lenders and vendors to "be careful" of how much credit they extend to "online"/ dot coms. Telling them that mail order companies were being replaced by online retailers (and that such was not - necessarily - a good thing).

Whereas, as an older mail order, you had control of your clients. Who ever mailed you (regularly) had a good chance that disposable income and/or windfall cash flows - would wind up at Clair's etc; because your mailing was upon the buyers coffee table.

In online sales - EVERYONE's catalog - is upon the table!

On top of that the various vendors out there, now have to compete with the likes of Walmart etc., - super low/ high volume transaction mechanisms with State of the Art (Rapistan etc.,) order processing centers.

Additionally - upon the crunch of lower profit margins; there's the high cost of 2 way shipping of returns. (In brick n mortar retail, your customer provides the labor of picking the item, engaging in the payment transaction and hand walks the product back to you - for return.

Such isn't so with online retailing - where customer returns nearly double!

One transaction I handled just prior to eToys, was ToyTime.com that was sold to online retailer Overstock.com (me and Patrick had a war - so to speak - and he lost). Overstock didn't want the open case goods, as it was going to be a nightmare for his processing centers. Where - brick n mortars - would gobble it up with glee. (BTW - I do appreciate how Patrick Byrne & Goldman Sachs are putting on/taking off - the gloves - Often)!
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eToys & Fingerhut

What you don't realize, is pulling a single customer item is cost prohibitive for any warehouse (basically what online retailers are). In eToys, I had this worked out with Fingerhut and/or Scholastic. (BTW - both those scenarios turned out to be nixed; but - such was a result - of federal crimes not of Fingerhut and/or Scholastic's design).

Our plan was to say to all the Toy vendors (Mattel/ Hasbro etc.,) that, with Fingerhut, we can be the Amazon of the Toys industry. SEARS, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Costco ...on and on.... could (online wise) SELL EVERYTHING that existed.

Because it would all be stocked at eToys!

Instead of Walmart, Kmart......... that could not possibly put every item in the world in their warehouse; and deal with individual customer sale nightmares -

they would all be buying via eToys.com/Fingerhut - Amazon pro of Toys sales.

Bain Cap & Goldman Sachs, along with Paul Traub & Ted Deikel;
are the ones who nixed the Fingerhut deal as it went via Petters Ponzi.

But the program would/could work -

IF YOU DIDN"T HAVE ganefs (who can't do regular biz) running the show.
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SEARS

For a background on SEARS - the real story - you have to go back to the Kmart bankruptcy and eToys.

Yours truly had eToys merged with Scholastic - that crooks (ganef's) nixed, by their racketeering schemes. So that eToys, FAO Schwartz and Kay Bee could wind up at Bain Cap (under Toys R Us); once Romney & gang did their "The Learning Company" $3 Billion fraud on Mattel Toys (resulting in 12 million shares of Mattel's stock, to the bandits - who are now "inside" the upper rooms).

The Learning Company merger (by MNAT in Delaware) with Mattel;
happened in 1999.

Then (with Mitt & gang inside) Bain Cap acquired Kay Bee Toys mid-2000.

eToys was then put into bankruptcy on March 7, 2001 (quite possibly not being insolvent at the time). MNAT then falsifies documents (confessed) to become eToys Debtor's counsel (hiding the fact that MNAT is also working for Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital).

Michael Glazer, CEO of Kay Bee, is a Director (now CEO) of Stage Stores that is also in bankruptcy (in Houston TX); and Barry Gold is the director's assistant at Stage Stores who hired Paul Traub's NY law firm (one partner living in Houston).

They all go to eToys with Traub falsifying documents to become eToys creditors counsel and his law firm, with MNAT putting in Traub's secret partner (also confessed) of Barry Gold - shoving yours truly out - so Barry Gold can be post-bankruptcy petition CEO and Confirmed Plan Administrator.

At that time, I was totally unaware - as were many of the creditors - that they were all one big gang (behind the scenes). Debtors counsel and creditors counsel - are required by law - to be diametrically opposed.

But - when they boasted of buying eToys for $5.4 million, yours truly cancelled those sales (as the federal court appointed chief of eToys bankruptcy); and we - instead - caused Bain Cap (Mitt CEO)/ Kay Bee (Glazer CEO) to have to outbid others by tens of millions of dollars.

So - they tossed me out (illegally) and Barry Gold got Mitt his money back.
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Then, Kay Bee CEO Glazer pays himself $18 million (reward) and Bain Capital $83 million; before Kay Bee Toys filed bankruptcy.

MNAT (openly) represents Bain Capital in the $83 million fraud conveyance;
and (believe it or not) Traub is Creditors counsel who asked to prosecute.

Meanwhile, Traub and Barry Gold formed a company to compete (delete) my company of Collateral Logistics Inc; as in April 2001 (after eToys filed bk) - Traub and Barry Gold became co-owners of Asset Disposition Advisors (which was working the Kay Bee case).

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Kmart files bankruptcy - Traub is assigned as shareholders counsel;
all stock holders get stiffed (except for Ron Burkle/ Ralph's).

And Kmart comes out of bankruptcy so strong - it buys SEARS for cash!

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CONCLUSION

Brick n mortar retail will NEVER die - customers need to see/ touch/ smell; and there are other items (eggs, milk, medicine & manure) that simply can't be mailed - or wait to be mailed.

Getting started on how Walmart does engaging in bad faith power pushes to assure it is always pumping profits - is a whole other story itself.

Toys R Us IPO failed - after NY Times "Rigging the IPO Game" story on eToys case came out; because institutional investors are not so easily duped now.

Bain Cap owns FAO Schwartz, Dunkin Donuts, Guitar Centers, Kay Bee, Sports Autority, HCA, Clear Channel, eToys/Toys R Us and on and on

not because it does good business

but - Because - THEY steal (racketeer) cash flows to reinvest.

The business model is perfect. Put monies in, promise more, get your guys "inside" and get rid of those who can't be bought like me. Take out all the cash you can, file bankruptcy and stiff all the creditors.

Rinse, lather, repeat (eToys & Kay Bee in BK multiple times but back to Bain); but it is ALL illegal. Good Bankruptcy Ring Robber Barons - can't compete "Legitimately"! That's the only problem with online v brick n mortar.

All business (if I or another honest guy was at the helm);
are required (in this day n age) to be BOTH brick-n-mortar and online!

Fingerhut is a crime of major proportions;
because Traub, Gold & MNAT settled eToys v Fingerhut

Then Traub (controller of Petters Ponzi as per court Receiver documents);
bought Fingerhut and had the address of 655 Third Ave NY NY

Traub Bonacquist & Fox's home office address!

N'est-ce pas!

Justice Integrity Project/Legal Schnauzer: Siegelman's Corrupt Judge Stripped of Cases &;





BACKGROUND Judge Fuller & the Governor Siegelman Prosecution.

It has long been argued that Karl Rove, along with other special interest parties, worked to bring down a rising Democrat influence in the hard right wing state of Alabama. As a result of what is alleged as corrupt efforts, U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller (a multi-millionaire from Oil profits) put Democrat Governor Siegelman - in prison!

Reportedly, by the Justice-Integrity Project of Washington D.C., with reporter/activist Andrew Kreig at the helm - and - the Legal Schnauzer Blog Roger Shuler, Governor Siegelman is incarcerated by a bogus legal theory and a corrupt U.S. Attorney (Canary) whose husband is part of Commerce and a Karl Rove buddy.


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Karl Rove Goes Off on Jill Simpson during Great Van Susteren Interview

It is well documented by Mr. Kreig & Legal Schnauzer that the allegations of a corrupt prosecutorial process have substantial merits. There's much corroboration, in great part due to the fact that Jill Simpson, was inside the system and witnessed how U.S. Attorney Canary feigned recusing herself from the case; but kept controlling the prosecution of Governor Siegelman secretly.
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So much is going on - behind the scenes - that Karl Rove bounced off topic, during a Faux News Greta Van Susteren interview; as Rove went on a diatribe rant against Jill Simpson (pic above provided by 60 Minutes) and the Governor Siegelman case. This is a link (here) to the "Crooks & Liars" report on Rachael Maddow review of the bizarre tangents of Karl Rove.

It is rumored that Karl Rove went off; because his gay affair was outed during Romney POTUS run.
(See Roger Shuler's Legal Schnauzer piece on Salon - (here)) and a prior DU thread (here).

As to be expected, there are man rants & raves by Karl Rove, full of falsities, against Jill Simpson and Governor Siegelman. Karl Rove was pardoned by GW Bush; but can hope for no such blessing by the Obama Administration.

Here's Justice Integrity Project Fact Check on Rove's rant/lies - titled;

"ROVE REPEATEDLY LIES ON FOX NEWS ABOUT SIEGELMAN CASE"
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Wife Beating Arrest Results in Judge Fuller Being STRIPPED of Cases.

As (should) be expected, a U.S. District Court Judge is to be held to higher standards than those trodden by the crowd. However, such has not be true (heretofore) for His Honor {sic}. There are previous issues of domestic violence with Mark Fuller. This time, it being a public display, the Judge was (properly) arrested; and has now been stripped of his case load by the reviewing appeals court. For more details, we look to Andrew Kreig's story titled;

"COURTS STRIP DISGRACED JUDGE OF CASES, FORBID CONTACT WITH WIFE"

As reported by the Justice Integrity Project;

A federal appeals court in Atlanta took the rare step last week of reassigning all cases from a prominent judge who had been arrested on a charge of battery against his wife.

Separately, a Fulton County court forbade U.S. District Judge Mark E. Fuller, 55, from contact with his wife Kelli Gregg Fuller, 41, a former deputy court clerk for Fuller who phoned police late Aug. 9 from a luxury hotel to say her husband was beating her after she accused him of having an affair with a law clerk
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As it is very important, the Justice Integrity Project focuses on Judge Fuller's spousal abuse history and sexual escapades; but there's one passage that is extremely import (in the question of - SINCE, Judge Fuller's cases are now yanked - Can Governor Siegelman finally get a fair shake).

As is reported by the Justice Integrity online article;

In October, Siegelman's attorneys will argue that his current convictions should be voided.

One reason, they say, is because Middle District U.S. Attorney Leura Canary failed to recuse as she promised verbally. Her husband, businessman William Canary, was campaign manager for Siegelman's gubernatorial opponent. That was two-term GOP Gov. Bob Riley (2003-2011), who succeeded Siegelman following a close re-election vote in 2002. Also, Siegelman argues on appeal that Fuller wrongly increased Siegelman's prison time by including offenses for which he had been acquitted.

Under both the Bush and Obama administrations, the Justice Department has always fought Siegelman's trial and appellate arguments despite many protests by legal scholars and members of the public that he was being prosecuted for political reasons, as defense attorneys and multiple whistleblowers claimed.

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It is a shame that corruption has become such a normal thing; our nations people simply accept the abuses and stand by idle. Fortunately, for U.S. neither Jill Simpson, Roger Schuler and/or Andrew Kreig are standing by idle. They continue their quests for justice, in spite of vast personal risks & losses (Roger Schuler recently lost his home, reportedly due to the corruption. He was put in jail, for an extended period of time, after he pointed out Governor Riley's political son, arguing against abortion, had a girlfriend obtain an abortion). You can see more of Roger Schuler's massive evidences at his Legal Schnauzer Blog (here).

HAT TIP to local Alabama Journalist Bob Martin

According to Andrew Kreig -

Longtime Alabama political writer Bob Martin, now editor of the Alabama's Montgomery Independent, is one of relatively few mainstream Alabama journalists to dig into these matters in recent years.

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THANK YOU - Bob Martin - we certainly need more like you!

Please keep up the good words, Jill Simpson, Roger Schuler (and his dedicated stand by wife) and Andrew Kreig! Your dedication and sacrifices for the common good earns = one of my rare - 3 Smilely Awards.


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WHO??? - Wants Gov. Perry to go Down?: WaPo Details Major Corruption Todd Willingham Case!

As for me, I'm less concerned whether its the Bush's, Romney and/or other powers that be, behind the efforts to bring down Governor Rick Perry. The issue is that he goes down; which is a good thing. As the Washington Post points out (seconded by the Los Angeles Times linking to WaPo's article); there's much splain'n to do in the Cameron Todd Willingham case.

Here's the Los Angeles Times OPINION
"Opinion Cameron Todd Willingham's ghost won't stop haunting Rick Perry"

NOTE: L.A. Times story is dated August 6; and it links to WaPo's story of August 3 - titled;

"Fresh Doubts Over a Texas Execution"

I've just, an hour ago, finished another thread, in GD, about Governor Perry Corruption in Willingham case titled;
"Proof Governor Perry Corruption/Cover Ups: Cameron Todd Willingham Debacle"
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WaPo Details Prosecution Suborn of Perjury of Informant, to Nail Willingham


Prosecutor Jackson worked diligently with jailhouse informant Webb - as the WaPo article details new letter evidences;

“Mr. Pierce and I visit on a regular basis concerning your problems,” Jackson wrote to Webb in August 2000, eight years after the trial, when his former witness was threatening to recant. (Jackson misspelled the rancher’s last name.) “We worked for a long time on a number of different levels, including the Governor’s Office, to get you released early in the robbery case. . . . Please understand that I am not indifferent or insensitive to your difficulties.”


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HOWEVER - during the trial, the following exchange between Prosecutor Jackson and informant Webb transpires;

Jackson emphasized that Webb was testifying at great personal risk. “My life has been threatened as well as my family’s life,” Webb said on the stand. “And if I make it to the penitentiary, then I’m going to be in deep trouble.”

Jackson concluded Webb’s direct testimony by asking,

“Johnny, have I ever promised you anything in return for your testimony in this case?”

“No, sir,” Webb replied. “You haven’t.”

“As a matter of fact, I told you there is nothing I can do for you,” Jackson said.

“You said there was nothing no one can do for me,” Webb said.


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That's suborn of Perjury; which Governor Perry helped bury by rigging the investigating Commission!

Though the former wife (Stacy) of Cameron Todd Willingham - actually witnessed the execution and (apparently) came to believe Cameron was guilty; there's now a green light for her and Cameron's family to sue for Prosecutorial misconduct.

The most heinous kind - resulting in the death of victimized innocent!


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There's no question that Governor Perry needs to go down;

------------------------------ The real question is; who's actually driving these stories & Perry's demise?


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Proof Gov Perry Corruption/Cover Ups Occur: See Cameron Todd Willingham Execution Debacle

Cameron Todd Willingham's 3 young children were killed by a fire; which his local town and a wacko forensic expert stated was arson. Even though there were no documentation of motive - because Willingham had prior arrests for petty crimes - he was labeled a sociopath, homicidal murderer. Governor Perry made sure Cameron was executed and will engage in corruption to cover up the prosecution/ execution blunders of the state.

Governor Perry's hubris, is to be his downfall. Though there are many arguments throughout the web realm, on the the merits of prosecuting Governor Perry for abuse of power; there can be no debate that he hasn't done such heretofore. In the Cameron Todd Willingham case - Gov. Perry sanctioned the execution - in spite of exonerating evidence substantial.

Then, Governor Perry lied publicly - and he also "rigged" the Commission - to nix the report!

A Wikipedia discussion (here), seemingly biased toward giving Gov. Perry the benefit of the doubt; still provides the following candid reflection that;
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The Texas Forensic Science Commission was scheduled to discuss the report by Beyler at a meeting on October 2, 2009, but two days before the meeting Texas Governor Rick Perry replaced the chair of the commission and two other members.

The new chair canceled the meeting – sparking accusations that Perry was interfering with the investigation and using it for his own political advantage
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Here's a video of Governor Perry justifying the execution; and his lying to prove his point.
(Note: at 45 seconds into the video, Governor Perry's testimonial on what the wife said).

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Murder/Execution by Junk Forensic Science - of Cameron Todd Willingham

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A full length story documents, very well, the heart wrenching affairs of the Willingham saga. One investigative journalist, who began to research the case (actually interview CTW in prison); wound up paralyzed by an auto accident and credits Cameron for giving her the strength to make it through the ordeal.

I still weep, for the man, his children and a system of justice perversely killing for blood lust sake. Please take the time to read the New Yorker lengthy article that details the fire, deaths, arrest, conviction, false testimony, fake forensic science and corrupt cover up/rigging of the system (by Governor Perry).

As the video above details, Governor Perry claims that the wife stated Cameron confessed;
but here's what the New Yorker reported on the interview of Stacy (Willingham's wife).
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/09/07/trial-by-fire
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Willingham had often not treated me [wife Stacy] well, she recalled, and after his incarceration she had left him for a man who did. But she [Stacy] didn’t think that her former husband should be on death row.

“I don’t think he did it,” she said, crying
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Governor Perry has, long ago, needed to go down;
this prosecution is just a Capone-Tax Evasion way of getting the job done right!

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11th Circuit Says - Prominent Attorney And Judge Acted Improperly, Reverses Bankruptcy Sale

Source: Daily Business Review

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has reversed a bankruptcy sale, finding both U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Raymond Ray and prominent Fort Lauderdale bankruptcy attorney Chad Pugatch acted improperly.

The unanimous unsigned opinion Friday returned the case to of ordered a lower court to reverse an entire bankruptcy of a Deerfield Beach-based Global Energies LLC to bankruptcy court.

The panel said Pugatch of Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller knowingly provided false testimony in a deposition.

Lawyers involved in the case said emails provided by former Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler attorney Steven Lippman were crucial in reversing the case.




Read more: http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202667122155/11th-Circuit-Says-This-Prominent-Attorney-And-Judge-Acted-Improperly-Reverses-Bankruptcy-Sale-#



Rothstein, Vennes, Stanford, Tom Petters, Lancelot/ SkyBell, Palm Beach Links Capital, Marc Dreier and Okun 1031 Tax Group frauds - are all documented frauds, resulting in convictions; but most people (and main stream media) are totally obtuse to the fact that they are - actually - LINKED!

Senator Cornyn, in statements published by the Blog of Legal Times in an article titled "The Owe Us", stipulates that venality in the federal bankruptcy system is permitting people to chose a venue (assure a particular verdict). The Senator references issues raised by UCLA Law Professor Lynn LoPucki on "Courting Failure" How Competition for Large Bankruptcy Cases is Corrupting the Courts.

It is corruption by Romney, Bain Capital & Goldman Sachs, of the U.S. Courts;
which led to my suing them for Racketeering in case "Haas v Romney".





The article (and attention to it) Especially being front paged - denotes a true SAD state of affairs

Starbucks New ANTI-Homeless Person Policy

As if I don't have enough battles in my life already, having sued Mitt Romney for Racketeering: now I'm finding myself running out of places to go online with Starbucks new policy against "you people' (referring to my homeless status).

For nearly 2 years now, I go to one of 3 places on a daily basis. Panera, Starbucks and the Law Library. My job/career - that doesn't pay anything (yet) - is to bring down Mitt for his organized criminal efforts in " target="_blank">"Bust Outs" / "Bankruptcy Rings" public and private companies for Bain Capital, Sankaty & Solamere Capital gains.

Then, the Starbucks I attend very frequently and purchase multiple items daily, gets a new manager. From the very beginning the man's hostility to me is readily apparent. When mistakes are made of customer orders, the workers (whom are all very friendly), give out the mistakes. When one worker said "Laser, you want this"?; the new manager snatched it out of his hand and said "You give that to one of 'THEM' and we'll get flodded with street people".

How he happens to know that I'm homeless, is not by my appearance; but that security contacted them about my sleeping in a friends car - waiting for Starbucks to open at 5 a.m.; and the local storage company who is also a customer, has evicted me because we were in after 10 p.m. for more than 1 hour.

This store location's District Manager came in one day, thinking she would be cute, having a brand new employee coming over to me and telling me I had to buy something every 1/2 hour. She was a little miffed when I pointed out my receipt that was time stamped only 12 minutes prior.

Starbucks corporate office customer service center apologized and even credited my GOLD Card account with $10
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Then, the manager, on another day (where we actually spent $36 and I also collected my freebie {12 bonus star frequent buyer} sandwich), comes up and says

"I'm here to talk to you about the item we discussed earlier. I know you spoke to customer service and I don't care, my manager backs me up on this. You people don't spend enough money and I'm aware you bought multiple items today; but that's not enough. Here's my District Manager's card, who supports me in this decision.

You are to leave quickly and never come back, or I'll have security remove you from premises".


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Here's a funny thing. The guy Romney' is backing for Governor of California, (Neel Kashkari - a former Goldman Sachs guy who worked for Paulson), just did a stint with homeless people in Fresno that received some quirky press (here).

Wonder if he would have been evicted from Starbucks?

Starbucks has been sued for discrimination before. There's a well known case where they made fun out of handicap people (Here). There's another case where employees sued because managers were keeping their tips and a jobless man with one arm in San Diego who also sued for discrimination in seeking a job at Starbucks (here).

I'm homeless by choice. My family has lost everything and people are dead in my case. So those who offer me a place to stay, including my brother and other dear sweet heart persons, must first consider the risks of my case inherent. As we get closer to the date of going to trial (9th Cir. briefings start in October 2014), I have to worry about putting people in harms way. So I choose to be a vagabond, for safety's sake. This also makes me the less than favorable candidate of suing for the sake of homeless discrimination. But I am going to consider it.

If I do decide to sue Starbucks, it will be to stop them from doing such to others. I have to be convinced its not just Romney's gang using undue power and influence. Starbucks would have a hard time with the case because of the fact that I have an email from theirCorporate office that specifically stipulates they don't have a table rent policy.

PRESS Release: Laser Haas Warns Challenges USAG Holder's Remarks "No One's Too Big to Jail"

Some of you are aware that I sued Mitt Romney & his cohorts for Racketeering on October 18, 2013. You can see posted stories throughout the web (here) (here) and (here). Additionally, some of you may have paid attention to the fact that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has stated that "No one is too big to jail".

Would like to show you the video from the News websites; but they've redacted it already!
(This is where its located at - upon the DOJ's website - (here))

United States Attorney General Eric Holder's actual words

You can read about the remarks and reporting of it by Rachael Maddow (here), Washington Post (here) and then there's USA Today (here) that has this particular quote from USAG Eric Holder - that;

"Let me be very, very, very clear," Holder said in a subsequent congressional hearing."Banks are not too big to jail. If we find a bank or a financial institution that has done something wrong, if we can prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, those cases will be brought."


USA Today continues to remark therein that -

On May 5, Holder released a video in which he declared that the view that some banks are "too big to jail" is "mistaken." The caption below the Department of Justice (DOJ) video reads:
"He intends to reaffirm that principle in the weeks ahead."


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PRESS RELEASE

Today, yours truly sent a fax-letter to USAG Eric Holder, stating the current dire situation in my quest(s) for justice; and the fact that I'm intending to hold him to his words. Even if I have to sue him to do so. This is my Press Release on the item (here). And here's what it says;

Laser Haas Cautions USAG Holder to Affirm “No One’s Too Big to Jail”

By Collateral Logistic’s Inc., Owner
CEO Steven (“Laser”) Haas ([email protected] )
August 7, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Steven (“Laser”) Haas, who owns CLI and sued Mitt Romney on October 18, 2013 for Racketeering (Civil) in Los Angeles Federal Court 2:13-cv-7738 has faxed and is causing to be sent, a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about the insincere May 2015 declaration of Eric Holder’s claim “No One’s Too Big to Jail”.

Nature of Proceedings includes Federal Corruption of the DOJ

For 14 years, Haas has been seeking justice in the case of The Learning Company, Kay Bee, Stage Stores and eToys. When repeated efforts resulted in what Laser claims is willful blindness by the Department of Justice (due {in part} to major conflicts of interest of Department of Justice personnel).

Whereas Department of Justice federal archives now document that Colm Connolly (former DE U.S. Attorney) was a partner of the MNAT law firm from 1999 to August 2001 (the specific period of time Mitt Romney claims to be “retroactively” retired from). Additionally, Marty Lackner was involved in the Tom Petters Ponzi; but (reportedly) committed suicide before being indicted. Marty was the brother of J. Lackner who is a Minnesota Assistant U.S. Attorney and former head of the Criminal Division.

Upon information of federal venality being sent to the Los Angeles Public Corruption Task Force; it was subsequently Shut Down and (reportedly) career federal personnel were threatened to keep their mouths shut. (See “Shake-up roils federal prosecutors”)

Haas then sued Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs and cohorts, on October 18, 2013 for racketeering crimes that are (reportedly) confessed (in part) – already. He can do this because Congress and the U.S. Supreme Ct. affirm the fact that an ordinary citizen can become a “Private Attorney General” to fill in the “Prosecutorial Gaps”.

Laser’s Fax/letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder

Though the “Haas v Romney” case is now before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (case #14-55784) and Laser feels confident that the panel review will rule in his favor, the DE Bankruptcy Court is rushing to shut down the eToys bankruptcy case (01-706) and Haas claim the alleged offenders are blatantly absconding with the monies they are stealing.

Laser said this would amount to irreversible harm to the eToys shareholders whose stock would be destroyed and claims have been damaged by Goldman Sachs (in essence) suing itself in New York Supreme Court and settling the billion dollar fraud for only $7 million (that the purported bad faith parties like Paul Traub have paid each other). Hence, Haas has demanded immediate action from USAG Holder; or he’s going to sue USAG Holder!

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FAX LETTER to United States Attorney General Eric Holder

This is the link to the actual Fax-letter sent (here) and here's the actual wording;

August 7, 2014

Via Facsimile

Eric Holder
United States Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530

Dear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder:

Time and again, to no avail, I’ve beseeched your office and sub units to address the troubling matters of organized criminal activities and the “busting out”/ “Bankruptcy Rings” who are looting major companies of America’s interstate commerce.

In our eToys case, confessions to lying under oath at least 33 times are archived. Congressional mandates for offending parties of MNAT & Paul Traub’s law firms, along with Barry Gold, to be removed are ignored (disqualification per Section 327(a) has been ubiquitously affirmed by In re Middleton Arms (6th Cir 1994)). Your Department of Justice staff continue to treat the offenders as if they’re Above the Law. Matt Taibbi (admittedly being prodded by me) addressed 2 of the cases of Stage Stores and Kay Bee Toys. MNAT represents Kay Bee of the $83 million that Michael Glazer paid Bain Capital; and Paul Traub asked to be Michael Glazer/Bain’s prosecutor.

DOJ attorney Mark Kenney had evidences of fraud stricken from Kay Bee’s case record!

It wasn’t until 2007 that we learned that the United States Attorney in Delaware (Colm Connolly) was a former partner of the MNAT law firm (that represents both Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs). When we then reported this obvious conflict to the Los Angeles Public Corruption Task Force, career federal agents were (reportedly) threatened and the corruption unit was Shut Down! (See “Shake-up roils federal prosecutors”).

Though some of these events have transpired prior to your arrival, the continuous sophisticated, material adverse harms proceed without remorse or relent currently. In the same manner the parties perverted the Delaware bankruptcy cases of FAO Schwartz, Kay Bee and eToys; MNAT surreptitiously hand-pick its cohort in crime (Paul Traub’s firm) to prosecute Goldman Sachs in the New York Supreme Court case 601805/2002. This case has now closed with the bandits handing the millions of dollars remaining to one another – celebrating their criminal enterprising success!

Your more recent statement in May 2014 that you “intend to reaffirm the principle that no individual or entity that does harm to our economy is ever above the law” did then conclude with the remarks “There is no such thing as ‘too big to jail’”;

Concerning the issues Romney, Bain Cap. & Goldman Sachs – your promise fails!


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Wherefore, I’m compelled to put your office on notice that willful blindness, be it issues of ineptitude or arbitrary/capricious efforts, Civil Right violations by “Color of Law”; they are violating the sacrosanct mandates of justice inexplicably and intolerably.

Robert Alber, an eToys shareholder, had to shoot/kill career criminal Michael Sesseyoff, in Kingman, Arizona, in 2010 (after his life was threatened – when he turned down a bribe to let the RICO gang get away with it all). Larry Reynolds laundered $12 Billion, in Vegas, while being under various federal investigations; and also inside the Witness Protect Program. As alarming as these issues are, the fact that Marty Lackner was involved in the Tom Petters Ponzi and he was the brother of J. Lackner, is even more disturbing.

J. Lackner was the Minnesota Assistant U.S. Attorney former head of the Crime Division!

Now I’m warned that they will never let these cases go to trial and told I should know that – if John (Jack) Wheeler isn’t safe; then no one is. Though that may be true and the reality is that yours truly is insignificant no one will likely miss. The issue germane is the manifest injustice laying waste to integrity of judicial & federal process!

Please reaffirm your promise as valid; and take the silver platter of proof I’m providing?

Otherwise, if you don’t do the job – immediately, by first acknowledging receipt of this faxed letter and that you’ve engaged adequate personnel to address these serious, nationally significant, troubling matters of racketeering and federal corruption;

then, my only other choice, is to seek to have the courts ORDER you to do so!

Our nation was deprived of a legitimate election process when Mitt Romney stole the Republican nomination (as admitted in his film) and lied upon his Federal Election Campaign OGE 278 Finance Form. His need for “retroactivity” coincides to racketeering of The Learning Company, Stage Stores, Kay Bee & eToys. Colm Connolly was an MNAT partner from 1999 to August 2001; then Connolly became the U.S. Attorney in Delaware. He buried the cases investigations and /or prosecution for seven years.

These are facts, true and matters that I’ve testified to, many times before, and do affirm Under Penalty of Perjury before you here – today. Thus the gravity of my remarks are established. All that remains is – whether or not – you care about the gravamen. Are parties such as Mitt Romney, Bain Capital & Goldman Sachs – too big to jail?


Sincerely yours,

/s/ Laser S. Haas (Victim of Racketeering)
[email protected]
323-214-6527




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