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Name: Laser Haas
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About Me

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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Appreciate the wonderful good faith attention to detail.

Changing the auto notice is a great thing.

Keeping jury comments in check a GREAT thing.
(suggest a limit on number of words. Maybe not the 160 of Twitter; but 3 or 500)
{NOTE: I'm guilty of being verbose myself}.

Yours truly is all over the realms in a campaign to stop RWNJ tyranny;
and I can tell you - without a doubt - DU is the BEST system out here for Progressiveness.

Please Keep UP the great works;
and I'm glad to see such due diligence to a troubling matter.

If someone other than I would tell the tale, we could end Pitten's biz career NOW.

Unfortunately, being a victim of Romney's organized crime spree is of little consequence. Everyone inherently turns a deaf ear when a victim speaks out. Mitt's team offered yours truly a bribe of $850,000 and a chance to become his partner and - Not only did I tell them to take their offer and shove it - I reported them to the Department of Justice.

The reason the DOJ didn't arrest Mitt Romney is his "retroactive" secret.

And no one will tell the tale.

No one will believe me.


RS Taibbi Refutes Forbes Brown nose of Goldman Sachs w/cases like eToys

Whether or not you have been following my battle with Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and Mitt Romney, you are going to absolutely adore this tidbit. Just a few days ago, the Federal Bankruptcy Court announced it was permitting a settlement of eToys v Goldman Sachs for $7 million to go through. At the same time the justice refused to place the case settlement under SEAL from public view.

You can read thread (here) - Bloomberg Businessweek (here) and New York Times Joe Nocera's OpEd on eToys case titled "Rigging the I.P.O. Game" (here). There's also the story by Reuters Tom Hals that details issues about the case but gets his title wrong "Goldman Sachs finally ends litigation over 1999 eToys IPO".

EAANNNTTT! - Reuters gets it wrong; because the eToys v Goldman Sachs has only just begun!

- - - Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital Conspired to Destroy eToys via Perjury, Fraud & Grand Larceny.
Yours truly is the fiduciary to liquidate eToys for the best money possible. Believe it or not, the Delaware Bankruptcy Court approved 'moi'! Be that as it may, the attorney for eToys (MNAT) lied about its connections to Goldman Sachs & Bain Capital to become eToys attorney. - AND THAT:S A CRIME!.

- - Also, Paul Traub lied to become the Court approved attorney for the eToys Creditors Committee. Then MNAT and Traub put in a brand new President/CEO in eToys (Barry Gold) and illegally tossed out yours truly. Upon the success of their schemes & artifices to defraud, MNAT destroyed eToys evidences to protect Goldman Sachs and Paul Traub, with his "partner" Barry Gold then reduced the prices of eToys bankruptcy estate assets to Bain Capital (while Romney was CEO).

THAT's Federal Bankruptcy Fraud, Conspiracy to Defraud, Perjury, Bribery, Grand Larceny etc. etc.,

But there were NO investigations and/or prosecutions; because an MNAT law firm partner because the U.S. Attorney. For seven (7) years, Colm Connolly refused to investigate his former partner/clients. Of course Connolly FAILED to disclose the conflict of interest issue that he was directly linked to "Targets" of a federal investigation.

---------------------- That's FEDERAL CORRUPTION!

Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone Speaks out about eToys.

Rolling Stone Matt Taibbi's story "Greed and Debt" talked about part of our story. In the September 2012 Rolling Stone cover story "The True Story About Mitt Romney and Bain Capital" Matt Taibbi discussed how Romney did bad faith things with a corrupt federal justice in Stage Stores and then how Michael Glazer (CEO of Kay Bee) paid himself $18 million and Bain Capital $83 million - before Glazer filed Bankruptcy of Kay Bee.

- - Normally, you would see the feds seizing assets, arresting dozens of people and grabbing that $100 million being looted from a national retail chain before bankruptcy was filed. However, normally you would not have organized criminals pulling these stunts while possessing their very own corrupt United States Attorney.

Corruption is as corruption does for POTUS wannabe Mitt (the Pitt's) Romney.

For some un-revealed reason, Rolling Stone would not let Matt Taibbi speak about eToys in the Greed and Debt story. Then, right when the judge handles the settlement of eToys with Goldman Sachs, a Forbes guy (Harry Binswanger), in a manner Taibbi calls "Ayn Rand devotee" comes out with babbling bull [c]hit story titled;

"Give Back? Yes, Its Time for the 99% to Give Back to the 1%"

- - As reported by Taibbi, Binswanger actually compares Goldman Sachs to Mother Teresa and claims that Goldman Sachs has done infinitely more for mankind. If the stalwart had said GS has done infinitely more for White Collar organized crime, then he could be applauded. Outside of that, Binswanger is simply NUTS. He wants anyone over $1 million to live Tax Free.

- - Rolling Stone Matt Taibbi responded with the following remarks - quoting our eToys case;

Binswanger clearly knows nothing at all about Goldman other than that it's nominally a bank, and his answer is just a parade of Randian clichés here about how successful banks make money. Asked the same question twenty years ago about a different bank, his answer would have been exactly the same. This would be like someone asking me about A-Rod's steroid use and me answering with a bunch of Bernard Malamud quotes about the sacred art of hitting.

Just for yuks, let's fill Binswanger in on some of the ways Goldman has made its money over the years. This is just the stuff they've been caught for, by the way.

• Way back in 1999, several eras of corruption ago, Goldman serially engaged in manipulation of the IPO markets, including illegal tactics like "spinning" and "laddering," where insiders and top bank clients would be allowed to buy shares in new companies at severely discounted prices, sometimes in return for investment banking business or for promises that those insiders would jump back into the bidding later to jack up the price artificially. In a famous case involving eToys, Goldman paid a $7.5 million settlement for allowing insiders to buy shares at $20, far below the $75 shares the company traded on opening day. The secret discounts might have cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars. The firm went bankrupt in short order, by the way.


[center][div style="display:inline; background-color:#F4FA58;"] "I thank Matt Taibbi - GREATLY " [/center]

-- for figuring out a way to get in words about eToys. The powers that be want to bury the Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital - Mitt Romney massive frauds getting off (thus far) - 'Scot Free' due to the Federal Corruption. Sheldon Adelson paid out a reported $100 million to get a "friendly" United States Attorney General once Romney got elected;

-------------------------------------But Romney Didn't Make It!


Goldman EToys Settlement Approved as Judge Refuses to Seal Terms

Source: Bloomberg Business Week

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS:US), this year’s biggest underwriter of U.S. equity offerings, received court approval of a $7.5 million settlement with creditors of defunct EToys Inc., according to an attorney for the creditors.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath in Wilmington, Delaware, today also denied a request to seal terms of the accord, which ends more than a decade of litigation, Julia B. Klein, a lawyer for the creditors, confirmed in an e-mail. The creditors claimed the bank botched the online toy retailer’s initial public offering by pricing the shares too low.

Goldman, based in New York, denied any wrongdoing or liability and settled to “avoid further expense and distraction,” according to court documents. The settlement was reported earlier by Reuters.

Both sides sought to keep the terms undisclosed, claiming they contained “confidential and sensitive” material. The U.S. Trustee, an arm of the Justice Department that monitors bankruptcy cases, argued that the terms should be made public.

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-09-19/goldman-etoys-settlement-approved-as-judge-refuses-to-seal-terms

PLEASE TAKE NOTE - Mitt ROMNEY "retroactively" seeks to bury the eToys case/story!

- - Democratic Underground is blessed with the fact that yours truly trusts this realm completely. Sad to say that this is the only place I feel this way. The blessing for DU, on this particular story, is the fact that yours truly is the wrench in the works of Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital's efforts in organized crime.

It is a fact of public docket record that my company - Collateral Logistics, Inc., ("CLI" - was the court approved fiduciary over eToys during the time that Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital were benefiting from fraud. Their attorneys offered me a bribe of $850,000.00; which was turned down and reported to the Department of Justice. As a result - Mitt Romney purportedly Resigned as CEO of Bain Capital in August 2001. On August 2, 2001, Romney's law firm has a super big secret that everyone is trying to sweep under the rug.

Mitt Romney lied on his Office of Government Ethics 278 Form Addendum - to bury the eToys case.

- -

Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital are engaged in Racketeering, to destroy eToys.com

- - It really is a simple story of organized crime being able to get away with it due to federal corruption to benefit a POTUS wannabe. The proof of bad faith is already in the public docket record and discussed by the media everywhere. The "Disgorge Motion" of Traub, Bonacquist & Fox ("TBF" law firm for $1.6 million states in parts 19 & 35 that the parties were forewarned NOT to violate Conflict of Interest statutes. But the culprits went ahead anyway and inserted a Romney cohort as CEO of eToys who then sold eToys to Bain/ Kay Bee (while Romney was still CEO of Bain) - for vastly reduced prices.


- - You can see the Wall Street Journal story of July 2005 "eToys investors claim conflict at law firm". Then jump forward to Newt Gingrich's "King of Bain" documentary (which was a 'Red Herring' decoy funded by Sheldon Adelson & Produced by a Romney aid). King of Bain notes that Romney/ Bain Capital is ruthless in the cases of Stage Stores and Kay Bee; but skips the all important eToys case.

Additional information can be found in the September 2012 Rolling Stone cover story "Greed and Debt". That article is written by activist Matt Taibbi of his detailing the "True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital".

- - Matt Taibbi also goes into the cases of Stage Stores and Kay Bee; and details the more specious issues of how Romney got his funding of Stage Stores from junk bond fraudster Michael Milken - because the judge presiding over Milken's case had a wife who was profiting from Romney's Stage Stores deals. Then Taibbi goes into how Michael Glazer as CEO of Kay Bee paid himself $18 million and Bain Capital $83 million; before filing bankruptcy of Kay Bee.

Taibbi missed the fact Michael Glazer was also a Director at Stage Stores (who is now CEO).

Working as director's assistant in Stage Stores is Barry Gold who then hired Paul Traub's TBF law firm. Mr. Traub failed to disclose many conflicts of interest to the court of Stage Stores and got caught. He was forced to file a Bankruptcy Rule 2014/2016 Affidavit as a Supplemental Disclosure.

- - Paul Traub admitted he knew Barry Gold and Jack Bush (co-Director with Michael Glazer); but Paul Traub kept his mouth sealed about other Conflict of Interest issues and got away with fraud. The Bankruptcy Code & Rules, as written by Congress - mandated that the court expunge Paul Traub's TBF firm from the case.

Instead they punished the stock holder Dov Avni for blowing the whistle (with a $380,000 fine).
eToys case provides proof of Federal Racketeering by Goldman Sachs & Bain Capital.

- - In 1999, the Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell ("MNAT" law firm merged The Learning Company with Mattel. Most people are unaware of the fact that Mitt Romney and his associates were the owners of The Learning Company. Thus MNAT is linked to Romney, his associated parties and Mattel.

Also in 1999, eToys initial public offering ("I.P.O." was handled by Goldman Sachs. As reported by the March 2013 New York Times OpEd article "Rigging the I.P.O. Game" - Goldman Sachs pumped-n-dumped eToys stock in a SPINNING scheme. The entire New York Supreme Court case of eToys (renamed ebc1 when Bain Capital stole the eToys.com domain names) - versus Goldman Sachs - was placed Under SEAL.

But journalist Joe Nocera found Proof of Goldman Sachs knowledge eToys stock was worth $80.

--- In 2005, MNAT confessed it lied about knowing Goldman Sachs, in order to become the Delaware Bankruptcy Court approved counsel for the eToys Debtor. Paul Traub also confessed his firm lied about being connected to Barry Gold, when MNAT and Traub placed Barry Gold inside eToys as the CEO.

These schemes allowed Goldman Sachs to Destroy eToys and Bain Capital to steal eToys for pennies.

- - When yours truly turned down a bribe by the bandits and reported them, that is when Mitt Romney (purportedly) RESIGNED as CEO of Bain Capital in August 2001 and "retroactively" retired back to February 11, 1999. At the same time, the pirates upped the ante in Kay Bee Toys. As is reported Michael Glazer paid himself $18 million and Bain Capital $83 million, then Glazer filed bankruptcy of Kay Bee Toys.

MNAT represents Bain Capital concerning the $83 million fraud and Paul Traub (believe it or not) actually had the unmitigated gall to ask the court over the Kay Bee case, to be the one to prosecute Glazer and Bain Capital. As par for the course, Paul Traub fails to inform the Delaware Bankruptcy Court of his direct connections (conflict of interest) with Bain Capital and Michael Glazer. You know these are crimes; but why aren't there any arrests? That is because of Mitt Romney's other (vastly more important) "retroactive" secret. As remarked above, Mitt Romney claims he resigned "retroactively" from Bain Capital as CEO in August 2001; back to February 11, 1999. That is not only - Coincidentally - the same exact time of The Learning Company, Stage Stores, Kay Bee and eToys frauds. It is also the same period of time that Colm Connolly was partner of MNAT.

On August 2, 2001, Colm Connolly became the United States Attorney in Delaware;
who then buried (for 7 years) any investigation/ prosecutions of the massive Perjury & Frauds.

Reuters Reports that Goldman Sachs FINALLY settles eToys case for $7 million.

- - As is obvious from the facts in the public docket record, there are many issues of Perjury, Fraud and Federal Corruption in these cases. Because Al Capone seeks to settle with Frank Nitti on how much they can keep from the hundreds of millions of dollars they stole and how much they will give back (settle) - this is obviously a BOGUS deal.

Reuters story is "Goldman Sachs finally ends litigation over 1999 eToys IPO"

- - The Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Reuters stories detail the fact that Judge Mary F Walrath said NO to sealing the documents and Yes to paying the law firms (Pomerantz and Wachtel) that did the Settlements. Don't know why the judge is now deciding to be half ass about the affair. All along before, her Honor {sic} has not gone by the law. She actually ruled that 34 acts of lying under oath is not Perjury and that MNAT's forgery stating yours truly waived his CLI rights to be paid $3.7 million is valid.

Be that as it may, Reuters chose a poor wording for the title. It ain't over tills it's over - and yours truly has a birthday on October 31, 2013. Will see who gets spooked about what - at that time! Not everyone in the federal system of justice is corrupt. It only takes one Eliot Ness "Untouchable" to bring down a tax cheat Capone.

Yeah, I know - apropos!


These bandits think they are Too Big To Fail


Too Big to Jail

but I'm going to try to change all of that - and makes this photo reverse the story.


[center][div style="display:inline; background-color:#F4FA58;"]" You've just "Met the Man Battling Romney & Bain for 12 Years". " [/center]

Laser's Petters-Fraud website has court documents LINKS providing PROOF of DOJ Cover Ups )

Obama outsources nation’s economic management to Bain consultant

Source: Daily Caller White House Correspondent Neil Munro

President Barack Obama’s new top economic deputy is a former management consultant who worked for Gov. Mitt Romney’s Bain & Company investment firm.

The appointment of Jeff Zients as head of the National Economic Council is likely to annoy some union officials and some liberal groups who are focused on declining working-class wages and growing poverty, and it clashes with the populist anti-business invective used by Obama and his aides on the 2012 campaign trail to paint Romney as uncaring.

“Jeff has a sterling reputation as a business leader, and he earned the admiration and respect of everyone he worked with during his four years in leadership positions at the Office of Management and Budget,” Obama said in a statement Sept 13 that did not mention Zient’s role at Bain.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/13/obama-picks-bain-executive-as-top-economic-advisor/

Bane of Bain is Bain
I've got nothing against Obama's pick - whatsoever. The guy only worked with Romney (purportedly) from 1988 to 1990.

But I'm ecstatic that the press has a permanent disdain for Romney and Bain.

Yours truly has been trying his dangest to get a federal investigation going after Mitt Romney for lies under oath to the American public and frauds that transpired by Bain Capital secret execs & attorneys from 1999 to 2001. If Bain Capital benefited from Fraud - Romney's boasted he gets millions per year- thus Romney has benefited from fraud.

Perhaps - some day soon - a reporter will realize how huge a prize winning story is sitting here and he/she will tackle the debacle that others have been unwilling to piece together.

Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital deliberately destroyed the eToys public company and they illegally sneaked in their law firms into the eToys bankruptcy. Where they then arranged to have all the evidence Destroyed.

Paul Traub's law firm and www.MNAT.com secretly work for Bain Capital/Romney interests. MNAT handled the merger of 'The Learning Company' with Mattel in 1999 (which lost investors $3 Billion).

Most are unaware Romney and his associates were owners of TLC.

Also in 1999, Goldman Sachs took eToys of Los Angeles public. The stock shares did sky rocket to $85; and Goldman Sachs knew it would go over $80. But eToys received less than $20 as a matter of fraud.

MNAT confessed the law firm lied in eToys and hid its Goldman Sachs connection.

Paul Traub confessed that he lied in court (intentionally lied is also admitted) - in order to place creditor counsel Paul Traub's partner (Barry Gold) inside eToys as a post bankruptcy petition President/CEO.

Also, Matt Taibbi wrote the Rolling Stone September 2012 cover story "Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital" (NOTE: I'm Taibbi's source of the story).

Taibbi details the 2000 bankruptcy of Stage Stores and how Romney funded Stage STores with Michael Milken Junk Bond Fraud Monies. How Mitt was able to do this (as Taibbi points out) - is the Judge presiding over Milken had a wife who was owner of one of the entities that was acquired by Stage Stores.

The "Greed and Debt" details how Michael Glazer was CEO of Kay Bee and paid himself $18 million and Bain Capital $83 million.


Michael Glazer was a director of Romney's Stage Stores (and is now the CEO). The director's assistant was Barry Gold, who hired Paul Traub.

Hence Traub, Gold, Glazer, Romney, Bain and Kay Bee are all one and the same!

MNAT is representing Bain in the $83 million issue;
and Paul Traub asked to prosecute Bain & Glazer!
(I kid you not - it is right in the record)


Paul Traub asked to be the one to prosecute Glazer and Bain while Traub was being punished for failure to reveal a conflict of interest in eToys. The U.S. Trustee sought to Disgorge Traub's firm for $1.6 million - for the FRAUD on the COURT lies about Barry Gold.

If you will take the time to look, the U.S. Trustee testifies that it the feds forewarned Traub in advance - NOT to replace eToys executives with anyone connected to the case. (see parts 19 & 35 of the Disgorge Motion).

Thus Traub, MNAT and Gold's offenses are extensively heinous & egregious.

With the fact that MNAT, Traub and Gold are all connected to Bain/Kay Bee (when Romney was CEO of Bain and Glazer was CEO of Kay Bee) - it is a Bankruptcy Fraud crime under sections 152 through 157 of Bankruptcy Fraud codes - for MNAT, Barry Gold and Paul Traub to lie to the Delaware Bankruptcy Court to get their jobs - and then sell assets to Bain /Kay BEe.

The law considers it fraud NO matter how much money they claim received.

As a matter of fact with have outright proof that the parties defraud eToys for the benefit of the secret client Bain.

Yours truly was the court appointed fiduciary in eToys (owner of CLI) - and we had sold eToys.com domain names to Bain/Kay Bee for $10 million.

MNAT, Traub and Gold - benefiting from Perjury - reduced the price to $3 million.

That is expressed proof of collusion to defraud a federal estate.


MNAT and Barry Gold nominated Paul Traub to sue Goldman Sachs in the New York Supreme Court. Now that Romney lost the election - they fraudsters want to settle that case and put everything under SEAL.

Now Barry Gold is suing Traub not to pay his partner. It is signed by MNAT. Barry Gold is forbidden by law from negotiating his partners pay (Transaction with Related Person) and MNAT has confessed it represents Goldman Sachs. MNAT signed Gold's objection to ask to reduce Traub's pay in the Goldman Sachs case.

If you would like to know the rest of the story = including proof that an MNAT law firm partner became the United States ATtorney who buried the case from investigation.

Please let me know?

There's also the fact that Paul Traub was partners with fraudsters Marc Dreier and Tom Petters - where the Federal Receiver over Tom Petters Ponzi said Traub was the "controller" of Tom Petters.

Unfortunately, there's also mayhem and murder.

UPDATE - Bain's Bane: Judges Orders Cancellation of eToys Hearing

In 1999 Goldman Sachs took eToys public, the stock went to $85 and eToys only received $20. in 2002 Goldman Sachs was sued in New York Supreme Court about where the rest of the money went. In 1999 the MNAT law firm took Romney's entity The Learning Company and merged it with Mattel Toys. The investors lost $3 Billion.

This is a classic Pump-n-Dump fraud of eToys and a super scam of Mattel Toys!

Romney's also owned Stage Stores, Jack Bush and Michael Glazer were his directors. Barry Gold was Stage Stores "director's assistant" - who hired Paul Traub. (IT was a secret that Barry Gold and Traub worked together often). In the Stage Stores case, Paul Traub got "caught" for failing to disclose his Conflicts of Interest about Barry Gold and Jack Bush.

Traub lied under oath to get his job.

Then, in 2000, Romney's Bain Capital acquires Kay Bee Toys. Michael Glazer is the CEO of Kay Bee at that time.

In 2001, Bain Capital sets its sights upon buying eToys in federal bankruptcy court. The MNAT law firm works for both Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs; but lies about it - in order to become eToys Debtor's counsel. Then MNAT asks for (and receives) permission to Destroy eToys Books & Records. Being that MNAT was benefiting from acts of Perjury at the time, this act of Obstruction of Justice served as a way to Destroy the Evidence, benefiting both of MNAT's secret clients. Goldman Sachs has evidence about its Pump-n-Dump fraud vanish. Then MNAT assist Bain Capital buy eToys as cheap as possible.

MNAT and Paul Traub unlawfully placed Barry Gold (Paul Traub's secret partner) - inside eToys as a post-bankruptcy petition President/ CEO. When yours truly sold eToys to Bain/Kay Bee for tens of millions of dollars, MNAT, Paul Traub and Barry Gold reduced those prices greatly. This is why Thomson Reuters reporter Tom Hals said in his story "U.S. Objects to Secret eToys Settlement" - that Goldman Sachs did funny things with eToys stocks - and;

The eToys saga has also drawn criticism for Bain Capital,
whose KB Toys bought some assets at a knockdown price during the bankruptcy.


While all the shenanigans were going on in eToys in Delaware, Michael Glazer paid himself $18 million and Bain Capital $83 million; before he filed bankruptcy of Kay Bee. At the same time, MNAT and Barry Gold nominate Paul Traub to prosecute Goldman Sachs in the New York Supreme Court case of eToys (ebc1) v Goldman Sachs (case # 601805/2002).

Thus Al Capone and Frank Nitti No1 - nominated Frank Nitti No2 to prosecute Capone's friend No 3.

At the same time, MNAT is representing and defending Bain Capital concerning the $83 million that Michael Glazer paid Bain, when Glazer also paid himself $18 million. And (as you should by now be guessing) - Paul Traub asked the court if he could be the one to prosecute Bain and Glazer.

Of course MNAT and Paul Traub deceive the court by failing to inform it that Traub works for Bain parties including Glazer.


Coming full circle to today. Romney was CEO of Bain Capital when all this happens and wants it all to go away as quickly as possible (now that he has lost the election). So the parties agree that - since Goldman Sachs is suing Goldman Sachs in the New York Supreme Court case - Goldman Sachs should settle with Goldman Sachs (and put it ALL UNDER SEAL). The bad faith pirates made Motions in court to put it all under seal.

Then the United States Trustee had a brain fart and Objected to the SEALING.

Having no idea why the change of heart (as the Department of Justice was always helping the crimes succeed before) - the parties have now begun to panic. Because the Judge - out of the blue - ordered the hearing about the SEAL of the case

Making things much more than funny, MNAT and Barry Gold are now pretending to be good guys and have Objected to Paul Traub getting paid. Also Frederick Rosner is Objecting to Paul Traub getting paid. (see the brief here and crack up Royally - when you visit the irony of it all - HERE)

Problem with this is - of course - Barry Gold is Paul Traub's partner and is forbidden BY LAW - from being involved in Paul Traub issues. At the same time, MNAT signing a document for Barry Gold to handle Paul Traub's payments - in the Goldman Sachs case; is also forbidden By LAW (as MNAT is Goldman Sachs attorney and it is a Conflict of Interest Crime to be involved in anything of eToys - pertaining to Goldman SAchs).

Undoubtedly Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital have contingency plans in place to make sure that - "IF" - someone has to go down, it will be anyone other than the big cheeses Llyod Blankfein and Mitt Romney. This is why it is odd that Barry Gold is Objecting to (his partner) Paul Traub - getting paid. The more light upon the dark lords' evil deeds; and the more chances there are that the whole house of cards is going to come tumbling down upon the gangsters. (I'm giddy in my seat with hopeful anxiety to watch it all transpire).

We have NO idea where this is all going - but its going to be a joy to watch.

Mitt Romney's La Jolla mansion not a done deal

Source: San Diego Reader News

An appeal before the California Coastal Commission meeting on September 11 in Eureka against the planned larger home by Mitt and Ann Romney has been postponed. Architect and longtime La Jolla resident Anthony A. Ciani filed his original appeal on July 24, claiming the proposed “McMansion” on the Romneys' .41-acre beachfront lot is illegal under city and state laws and coastal usage policies.

The couple's goal is to demolish their 3009-square-foot house at 311 Dunemere Drive and replace it with an 11,062-square-foot home. Ciani told the Reader that “Romney postponed, not me, which only gives me more time to build my case.” He added that it's not personal. “This is not about Romney; it's about what's right. The issues rule, and I hope Romney's prominence will spotlight the importance of these issues.”

The La Jolla Community Planning Association previously voted to approve the Romney house project. But, Ciani says, “the Romneys claim they own the beach out to the mean high tide line and are using that area to enhance the size of their proposed new house.” Ciani argues that the La Jolla Land Use Plan shows the beach to be “dedicated” or “owned in fee by the City.”

Read more: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2013/sep/09/stringers-mitt-romneys-la-jolla-mansion-not-/

Went to Romney's house this weekend, took my picture in front of Pitten's Mansion.

As most of you know - I'm in my own personal battle against Romney the Racketeer.
(Just Google/Bing Laser - eToys - Romney and/or Bain - it's everywhere I can find to put it).

As for this story, it is Tony Ciani the Architect - versus Mitt Romney the Robber Bargon

Surely Romney is miffed that his wishes to do are being questioned.

As is stipulated above;

An appeal before the California Coastal Commission
{to be heard during the Commission} meeting
on September 11 in Eureka
against the planned larger home by Mitt and Ann Romney
has been postponed.

For more detail about this battle of Anthony Ciani - v - Romney;
see the previous thread in General Discussion forum (HERE).

KUDOs to you Tony Ciani - for not letting a rich Robber Baron come in and roll everyone over!

U.S. objects to secret settlement in eToys bankruptcy

Source: Reuters WestLawNext

By Tom Hals
WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A proposal to keep secret a settlement resulting from the dot-com era bankruptcy of eToys Inc has prompted the office of the U.S. Trustee to cry foul.

Steven {"Laser"} Haas, who was hired as a litigation consultant in the bankruptcy and then barred from participating for criticizing the process, said sealing the settlement "will only help people who have engaged in conflicts of interest."

The eToys bankruptcy has its roots in its spectacular stock market debut in May 1999. Goldman Sachs priced the stock at just under $20 per share, and the stock closed the first day trading at around $75.

The eToys saga has also drawn criticism for Bain Capital, whose KB Toys bought some assets at a knockdown price during the bankruptcy.

Read more: https://twitter.com/tomhals/status/375608477890015233

The items above - of course - are excerpts from Reuters Tom Hals story;
below is yours truly "inside" account. Where I've lived this saga 12 years.

This is a LBN that is "Pre Public" to yours truly by Reuters.

They are putting it out 1st, on their WestLaw (for attorneys at a law industry price). Reuters is building up its WestLaw brand; and the "pay for" reading service. Therefore it might be a week before the whole story goes public. Being that a hearing is scheduled about the "sealing", the reporter Tom Hals (who is one sharp dude) - said it will go out on the wire services - probably right before the hearing date.

I'm permitted to summarize the story to you; and both the reporter Tom Hals and I are waiting to see if DU helps make the story go viral.

Romney's Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs are engaged in extreme bad faith in the eToys case.

There's another HUGE surprise coming (that I've been telling DU'rs for a while now). The whole reason they want this item under seal is Goldman Sachs is suing Goldman Sachs. The www.MNAT.com law firm has confessed that MNAT attorneys lied under oath, so that MNAT could become eToys attorney.

But MNAT is also Goldman Sachs attorney in Delaware.

Immediately after Goldman Sachs (secret) law firm of MNAT was unlawfully inside eToys - in order to make sure Goldman Sachs would never "really" lose the case - MNAT sought to Destroy eToys Books & Records (and succeeded). Being that I'm the one who blew the whistle on this whole mess; I'm overwhelmed and sleepless in L.A. - that the press is FINALLY getting in on this case. The whole reason the New York Supreme Court case of eToys v Goldman Sachs is under SEAL - is Obstruction of Justice.

Goldman Sachs secret law firm (MNAT) obstructed justice by destroying evidence!

Goldman Sachs law firm request to destroy eToys records can only be seen in the New York Supreme Court case. http://petters-fraud.com/MNAT_Motion_Destruction_Books_n_Records.pdf (That is why they placed the entire case Under SEAL).

March 2013 New York Times Article.

For more on the story, please also read the New York Times "Rigging the I.P.O. Game".

Pressure forces Bain Capital to Cancel Toys R Us I.P.O.

A few weeks after the New York Times story broke - Bain Capital had to CANCEL the I.P.O. of Toys R Us

Goldman Sachs Law firm MNAT - also represents Bain Capital in Delaware;
and it wants any such issues under SEAL also.

Though MNAT did confess to lying about Goldman Sachs, the MNAT law firm continues to lie about its connections to Bain Capital. MNAT "OPENLY" represents Bain Capital in the Kay Bee Toys case; concerning the $100 million fraud we reported in 2005. Kay Bee CEO Michael Glazer paid himself $18 million and Bain Capital $83 million, before filing bankruptcy of Kay Bee. You can see more on that story at the September 2012 Rolling Stone cover story "Greed and Debt".

Wall Street Journal "eToys Investors Find Conflicts at Law Firm"

PoliticusUSA.com journalist Rmuse wrote about our battle with this case; and I'm thankful to him to.
"Meet the Man Battling Romney and Bain Capital 12 years".

Stay Tuned Much More to come!

Anthony Ciani Roils Romney Mansion Plans

Every so often a battle arises akin to David v Goliath that is endearing. Such is the case of Architect Anthony Ciani and his combat with elitist Mitt Romney. Mr Ciani bought the last remnant of the extant sand dunes and built on that. It is 340 Dunemere. Romney's house was built ca. 1936 a 100 feet west of Ciani's house which was built in 1975. Not only is Mitt Romney intending to demolish a good home to build his mansion upon high, the power monger is claiming city property as his own - just because he feels like it.

Anthony Ciani says that ain't right!

Unless you are getting paid by the ruthless Robber Baron Mitt Romney, chances are you don't like him. Though Mitt's campaign may have played "etch-a-sketch" and "flip flop" obfuscation efforts by his Bain Capital 800 radio stations (owning such tools as Rush Limbaugh); the rest of U.S. know a pathological bull {c}hitter when we hear one. Those who have followed this blogger's battle with Pitten's are also well aware I call Mitt a crook. This is because he is. (Moe on that very soon - I've got a HUGE surprise coming) It is a simple matter of reality that Mitt Romney lives upon a different plane of existence than you or I. Quite frankly, Romney is above the Law. He lives on the planet of money, power & might make right.

But even Al Capone had his comeuppance one day, coincidentally for tax evasion - (apropos don't cha know).

This blogger spoke at length to Tony Ciani on the issues, mainly because it was my fiduciary duty to forewarn Mr. Ciani of the full power, might and evil nature of the Goliath Romney that Tony Ciani was seeking to take on in a full administrative (and possibly court) process. Tony Ciani is now fully aware of the real Romney he is facing and says he doesn't care; he's in this battle because it is the right thing to do. In stating such, Mr. Ciani earned my admiration.

Good for you Tony Ciani!

It is not going to be easy for Ciani v Romney, as Mitt's above the law status, his ability to make "deals" and the amount of money, legal weight and other forces he can thrust upon you - can be overpowering. Be that as it may, Ciani is pushing forward and has already won a partial victory. The Coastal Commission appeared to be well on their way to rubber stamping Mitt Romney's request; but Ciani is much more familiar with that process than Romney and his staff. But Mr. Ciani appealledthe process and that was scheduled to be heard in Eureka, California on September 11, 2013. Ciani's efforts forced Romney to "postpone" the hearing just a few days ago. (See Coastal Commission update items 19 b. (here)

and that is one WIN for Tony Ciani.

The goal is simply to get the Coastal Commission to have a "full" review of Mitt Romney's requests. Tony Ciani is confident that - once a full debate upon the merits occurs - Mitt Romney is going to be disappointed. As an example of what is to come, the local news is reporting on the story (somewhat) and appears to be more interested in pandering to Romney, than raising the issues of a newbie power monger throwing his weight around in inconsiderate fashion. (See the San Diego Business Daily story "New Romney Mansion Coming to Coastal Commission Soon"

Here, in Tony Ciani's email to me, is the back story and the real issues at hand;

I will be sending you copies of my Appeal Form and supplemental letters supporting the reasons for my appeal. There's a lot of stuff. There are several key issues, but it is complex. Here is a Background:

The project is located on the beach front. It is a 0.25 mile long pocket sandy beach between two rocky points. The sand fluctuates as much as 30 feet annually, summer to winter. Some times all of the sand is transported offshore by back-to-back storms. The largest 20 foot plus waves can "close out" offshore the entire point to point.

The area was first subdivided in 1902. It was romantically called "Neptunia" (an era when the gods appealed to the Bohemian human spirit.) The part of the subdivision Romney's lot is on was NOY subdivided in 1902 and was sand dunes left open, called "Playas de las Arenas." It was sold, then sold again in 1921 to a guy from New York (wouldn't you know.) who immediately built on part of the dunes, not on one of the subdivided numbered lots on the number blocks. His name was Phillip Barber, and he continued to randomly build houses or sell reas of the dunes for others to build on (Folklore has it, that he gambled and when he lost he would trade a piece of the dunes for his debt....he went bankrupt, but left a beautiful house that was eventually bought by Cliff Roberston who as a kid delivering papers there, dreamed of owning it.. The tract of land, now all houses is known as the (exclusive) "Barber Tract."

Like Cliff, I also delivered papers in the Barber Tract (from 1956 - 60.) When I graduated from LJHS I became a lifeguard and worked my way through college. I am very familiar with the area and the beaches. To complete the picture: I married, joined the Coast Guard, after which, I came back to apprentice for local architects commencing in 1970, just when the environmental laws were coming on line. I fell in love with the notion of citizen participation to help carry out those laws; one was the California Coastal Act (CA), which was enacted as a statewide initiative in 1972. At that point, I was somewhat put off by what architects were designing, and more interested in protecting the ocean, land and resources, and the public's enjoyment of them. My wife and I were very lucky to buy the last lot (then known as "The Dune." since it was all that was left) The woman who owned it wanted us to have it despite higher all cash offers; we got it. When we realized that it was treasured, I started a petition to create a "Special Assessment District" but we were the only ones willing to contribute to it, so we built our house there. We lived there from 1975 to March 2012, and moved to Pacific Grove.


Then Tony Ciani gave me a Summary of the technical Issues:

1) Romney's team is using the sandy beach to inflate the size of his house which would be three to four times bigger than the average size of houses in the neighborhood (you will see my analysis of sizes.)

2) The beach appears to belong to the City not Romney. The current City Engineering Maps show "Neptune Place" (a paper street" west of his property extending north a couple of blocks. That is supported by the land use plan maps of the beaches.

3) Even if 1 and 2 above were not the case, Romney's team used a Mean High Tide Line (MHTL) dating back to the 30s, and according to his surveyor, was certified by the City in 1996. BUT, the law, at least in California, is that the MHTL is where it is on any one day, to be measured based upon data from the most recent 18.5 years. At the least, Romney's MHTL is 17 years out of date, and the State Lands Commission has jurisdiction over the Public Domain and determines where the MHTL is, not Romney.

4) 1, 2, 3, and 4 are important because they go to the Public's Rights (you know the little guys family who can't afford a front row seat 24/7, 365 days a year, watching the ocean and every sunset. Joe California usually has a drive, traffic and parking not to mention loading the car, to go to the beach; how many folks can stay for sunset dinner on the beach?)

5) Then there is a complicated but equally important issue: It is a hazardous location! The Coastal Act (CA) 30235, provides that an existing principal structure (house) may be protected from the sea, if the applicant can prove with a scientific study of the ocean processes that it is in danger from the sea. BUT NOT A NEW HOUSE! For a new house on the waterfront, one must do the same kind of study to prove it is NOT in danger from the sea. Romney's team did not do a study, instead they argue that an unpermitted retaining wall built in the early 50s is good enough; well, except when asked where the study is including an analysis based upon sea level rise, they submitted a letter stating something like, even if the existing retaining was were not there, the ocean would not reach the main floor level el. 30 ASL, until 2055, The law requires a house to be safe for a lifetime of 75 years; that would be 2088, 33 years after the Romney engineer says it could get wet. Oh yes, and what about the lower habitable level that supports the main floor? It is at El. 22.0! If it goes, so does the rest of the house.

6) Vertical Public Access. The CA 30212 (and the California constitution) protects the Public Prescriptive Rights to and along the sea. Romney offers a lateral easement along beach for "passive" use. But, the public's historical use has been passive and active. More than that, I submitted evidence of a vertical access located between the houses that the public (including me as a kid, and then as a lifeguard) used. When the street was constructed, the end had/has a concrete walk leading to stairs onto the sandy beach. It also serves as the only storm drainage system for surface urban flow. Not a coincidence, that most street ends have either a storm drain pipe outlet and/or surface runoff. Romney proposes to allow the water, but not the people to continue to use the walk. The CA requires a "finding" the Commission must make: that the project will not interfere with the public's prescriptive rights where acquired through historical use.


What ever the outcome (because the odds are against him) - you have to admire Tony Ciani for taking on the Goliath Mitt Romney. Especially when it concerns a matter that is really not Mr. Ciani's; being that he doesn't live in the neighborhood any more. La Jolla is certainly better off for having had Tony Ciani and his wife as residents; and so is Dunemere home owners who are quite possibly overwhelmed with it all. The Coastal Commission, California citizens and 47% of U.S. (who are looked down upon by the great Williard Mitt Romney) have a friend in Tony Ciani. Who is expending time and effort simply because;

it's the right thing to do!

We wish you well in your battle Mr. Ciani and I hope my fellow DU'rs help get attention to your saga!

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