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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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Goldman Sachs to pay $50M fine over documents scandal

Source: New York Post's Kevin Dugan

This time, the revolving door smacked Goldman Sachs on the backside.

Lloyd Blankfein’s bank is expected to pay a roughly $50 million fine and an ex-banker is expected to plead guilty to federal criminal charges that he took confidential documents from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Post has learned.

The civil penalties against Goldman are among the harshest ever levied by New York. The settlement is being ironed out between Goldman and the Department of Financial Services.

The criminal charges against the ex-banker, Rohit Bansal, who joined Goldman in July 2014, and the source of the documents, New York Fed banker Jason Gross, will be filed by Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara, according to a person briefed on the talks.

Read more: http://nypost.com/2015/10/26/goldman-sachs-to-pay-50m-fine-over-documents-scandal/

Holder is Pissed Off About Criticism:Tough CHIT He's A Wall Street Tool

Many have seen some of the more recent lambastes of Eric Holder, about the fact that he failed (miserably) in the task of reigning in and busting Wall Street fraudsters. Slapping fraudsters on the wrist, is a good way to cause a global financial sysem to collapse.

More recently, Eric Holder was being challenged, over and over, after Matt Taibbi's book was discussed. Just weeks ago, Holder was cornered and responded angrily. He lashed out at his critics, stating he was pissed off at people who don't work in the Department of Justice aren't qualified to criticize results.

REALLY! - Well, Piss on You Eric Holder, your tenure as a Wall Street Fraud tool trickled down and peed on U.S.!
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[center][font size=4 color=burnt]Holder's Justice Dept. Shielded Romney's [/font][font size=4 color=navy]Bain Capital & Goldman Sachs[/font][/center]

In the picture above, Romney is the head of the crime family. To your left, is the picture of Paul Traub (with glasses) and Traub's partner Marc Dreier. Just below that is the picture of Tom Petters. Paul Traub was partners with Tom Petters and Marc Dreier. Tom Petters is doing 50 years in prison and Marc Dreier is doing 20.

Paul Traub is doing zero, nada - Zilch!

Below Romney is Goldman Sachs; and below them is a picture of United States Trustee Region 3 (also general counsel of Executive Office United States Trustees) Roberta DeAngelis. Without the willful blindness of DeAngelis, the Bankruptcy Ring could never get away with the organized crimes. She was supposed to report the confessions to lying under oath to the United States Attorney having jurisdiction. But - that would have been none other than - Colm F (friggin) Connolly.

As many of you know, moi has been trying, for a decade plus, to try to get an investigation and/or indictment of Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital. That indictment should have immediately transpired under Eric Holder; but his high-n-mightyness Eric Holder, has done even worse a job of prosecuting Wall Street frauds, than that his predecessors John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales and Michael Mukasey.

We have over 100 crimes in the cases of Stage Stores, Kay Bee, The Learning Company and eToys; but Eric Holders regime kept saying - over and over - that there's nothing to prosecute.

Really! Do confessions of deliberately lying under oath to a federal judge, 33 times - COUNT!

If your or I had done the same crimes that Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs achieved, via their attorneys and hidden executives, we would be serving 200 years in prison. But Holder bent down and licked the feet of his Wall Street lords. Romney and Blankfein can rest easy and steal as much as they want, openly, cause they are never going to be prosecuted.

Now his lordship Eric Holder is now back at his law firm Covington & Bove, getting $3 million a year and he claim it has nothing to do with his failures to prosecute.

PUHHLLLLLEEEEAAAASSSEEE!
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Same old system, same type of ineffective bureaucrats,
same old oligarchs are above the law BullChit!
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[center] [font size=6] Holders Justice Dept. Covered Up Corruption [/font][/center]

At issue is the fact that any 1st year law student can prosecute our case of Wall Street frauds (Bain Cap. Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo involved); but everyone gives up knowing that the "Fix" is "IN". Many people, who aren't victims of the fraud upon me and my fellow eToys.com parties of interests, tend to say it simply isn't worth it, you can't beat city hall, nor can you defeat oligarchs the likes of Mitt Romney.

Hmmm.... wonder what Paul Stanford, Tom Petters, Marc Dreier and Bernie Madoff have to say about that!
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[font size=3]Crimes a Plenty [/font]
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We can readily prove, to anyone that gives a damn, his wannabe highness Mitt Romney benefited from organized crimes. Though Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs have gotten off, thus far, 'Scot Free', concerning Stage Stores, Kay Bee, The Learning Company and eToys (among others) - that doesn't mean they will ALWAYS get away with their organized crimes.

Guarantee you - whoever Bernie Sanders puts in office as Attorney General - won't sit idle by!

The Learning Company Fraud

In 1999, the MNAT.com law firm helped with the Delaware merger of The Learning Company with Mattel Toys. Reportedly, almost immediately, Mattel investors lost billions of dollars, due to the merger (see L.A. Times article on $3 Billion loss - HERE)

However, there was no investigation and/or prosecution, of who scammed who; because the Delaware Assistant United States Attorney, Colm Connolly (all of sudden) became and MNAT law firm partner and;

POOF - no investigation of The Learning Company fraud (owned by Romney, Bain Cap & others)
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Additional Billion Dollars Crimes While Colm Connolly was partners of MNAT
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In our eToys cases, Kay Bee and Stage Stores (among others) there are organized crimes, all over the place, by Bankruptcy Rings of attorneys who betray their court approved clients trusts. But you won't see any investigation and/or prosecution by the Delaware United States Attorney's office -

Because that person was Colm F Connolly!

That's right, prior to The Learning Company $3 Billion fraud, Colm F Connolly was the Assistant United States Attorney, who then became a partner of MNAT, in 1999. Colm remained as an MNAT partner until August 2, 2001, when GW Bush nominated him for the sole position as the One and Only United States Attorney over Delaware cases.

See Colm Connolly's resume at the Department of Justice website ( HERE ).

Hence, we have musical chairs. One day Colm Connolly is the Assistant United States Attorney, in Wilmington, DE - where The Learning Company merger with Mattel resulted in a $3 Billion loss. MNAT was one of the law firms involved. Colm becomes a partner of MNAT (see the DOJ resume - HERE) and POOF, no investigation and/or prosecution occurs. Romney, Bain and associated parties now get 12 million shares of Mattel.

Then Kay Bee, Stage Stores and eToys frauds transpire between 1999 and 2001, while Colm Connolly is an MNAT partner. When yours truly reports bribery attempts, in 2001, POOF, Colm Connolly goes back to the Department of Justice and becomes the top hauncho, numero uno head federal prosecutor over Bain Capital and eToys cases (STage Stores is in Houston).

For seven years, we keep sending proofs of crimes - including CONFESSIONS (by Paul Traub, Barry Gold and MNAT) to lying under oath and/or hiding conflicts of interests, in federal bankruptcy cases. Never once does the Delaware Department of Justice tell any of us that Colm Connolly was a partner of the firm we seek an indictment of.

Instead, it goes on for those 7 years that Colm Connolly keeps refusing to investigate and/or prosecute MNAT, Bain Capital, Paul Traub, Michael Glazer and many other crimes that any 1st year law student would have a field day, career making, prosecution happy time, convicting parties.
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Then, in mid/late 2007, proof is given to yours truly, about Colm Connolly's secret. On December 7, 2007, we immediately go to the Department of Justice where the Public Corruption Task Force is housed and report the crimes. A Federal Judge's Clerk assists me, instructing to get each and every page Time Stamped/Clocked. Guess what happens to the Public Corruption Task Force just weeks later (March 2008).

They SHUT IT DOWN the Task Force and actually (reportedly) threaten career prosecutors to be silent!
(see L.A. Times article "Shake-up roils federal prosecutors".




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[center][font size=4 color=navy] Scolding and Pissing Off Holder [/font][/center]
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Some of the scathing items against former United States Attorney General includes, but is not limited to, Matt Taibbi's book "The Divide: incandescent indictment of the American justice-gap" that is talked about at BoingBoing (here). The remarks include notes that the Department of Justice is on "bureaucratic autopilot... a steel trap for losers and a greased pipeline to money, power and impunity for the winners.

Another, similar remark on the status quo, from Boing's notes of Taibbi's book, is this one that;

Meanwhile, Eric Holder's "Collateral Consequences" doctrine -- conceived under Clinton, revised under GWB, and perfected under Obama -- tells federal prosecutors to punish big companies carefully, even for the worst crimes imaginable, in order to protect the innocents who work for those companies and rely on them.



[font size=5] Sellout Eric Holder says He is Pissed [/font]
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Another online remark scolding Eric Holder, comes from Dan Froomkin of "The Intercept" (the pic above being from Froomkin's piece). As noted by MR. Froomkin, Holder takes umbrage with criticism of his tenure. Dan's online item quotes Eric Holder in the OpEd titled "Holder Defends Record of Not Prosecuting Financial Fraud", as Holder stated;

“It’s an easy thing for people who are not a part of the process” to “ask questions,” he said. “It pisses me off, on the other hand,” for people “not conversant” in the process to “somehow say that I did something that was inconsistent with my oath or that I’m not a person of integrity.”

“I’m proud to be back at the firm,” he said. “It’s a great firm. And I’m proud of the work I did at the Justice Department.”



Additionally, the Intercept journalist details the following specifics that;


Holder had all the statutory authority he needed to prosecute straightforward crimes such as robosigning fraud, perjury in front of Congress by Goldman Sachs executives,

or for that matter, HSBC’s money laundering for Mexican drug cartels.

He {Holder} simply chose not to.

(In response to another questioner, he denied that any of his decisions not to prosecute were based on the massive legal teams that were fielded against the government.) Moreover, he actively waved off offers of additional help such as the suggestion from Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, that Congress give him more staff for his Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, or extend the statute of limitations on some crimes.{ emphasis added }

[font size=4]HAAS v ROMNEY: Seeking Indictments of Bain Cap & GSachs [/font]

There are over 100 online articles written about our eToys related cases, where Paul Traub, Barry Gold, the Traub Bonacquist & Fox ("TBF" law firm, along with Tom Petters and Marc Dreier Ponzi's, haven't been investigated and/or prosecuted, because Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and Mitt Romney benefited from massive billion dollar frauds.

Colm Connolly was the Delaware United States Attorney, who was partners in the crimes. Minnesota Assistant U.S. Attorney James Lackner had a brother (Marty) who was a feeder fund to Petters Ponzi. Larry (Reservitz) Reynolds was giving these fraudsters all my information, because he raided my files at night, sitting only 25 feet away from me, at another entity.

Larry Reynolds confessed laundering $12 Billion for Tom Petters Ponzi, while inside Witness Protection Program.

Marty Lackner, involved in Petters, while brother of head of DOJ's Criminal Division J. Lackner

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxwas suicided!

When is enough - ENOUGH!


Just how many serious, million to one shot, Wall Street related crimes must there be to transpire, before the
Department of Justice admits it made mistakes and does something about it. Thus far, it is a miracle that yours truly isn't dead yet, as there are many untimely homicides in this case (eToys shareholder Robert Alber had to shoot/kill career criminal Michael Sesseyoff and Jack Wheeler wound up dead in a dump after going to Colm Connolly's office building).

When moi reported much of these very large crimes and issues of bad federal agents to the Public Corruption Task Force in Los Angeles, that special unit was SHUT Down and (reportedly) career federal prosecutors were threatened to keep their mouths shut - Or Else! (See my filed complaint - Time Stamped - HERE and Los Angeles Times "Shake-up roils federal prosecutors"

Erich Holder had nothing to hide about this case, as most of it happened and/or began, during GW Bush's administrations watch; but then USAG Eric Holder's staff went out of their way to bury the case too.

When President Obama was elected, I jumped for joy. And when he put in another non white as the head of the Department of Justice there was the hope that justice might finally come; but it didn't.

Dan Froomkin points out that both Holder and even Ben Bernanke talked a tough game name; but they no longer have substance to their banter, as Froomkin concludes that both former USAG Eric Holder and Fed man Ben Bernanke could have done more to assure investigations and/or prosecutions against Wall Street fraudsters;

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Bernie Sanders Doesn't Need Billions of $ and Main Stream Media: Hillary & GOP Does

We are seeing not just one, but several, revolutionary dynamics, combining into a perfect storm of events long overdue. Both Hillary's campaign and the main stream media barks and banters that Bernie Sanders will never get the media attention he needs, without SuperPacs. Thus they pan him, belittle us who support him and call him a gadfly.

HRC's camp and the main stream media are full of chit - greatly!
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Everyone should read the non main stream researchers items looking into the facts of Bernies Sanders records on the issues. He is, much more than most (including HRC and/or ANY Repug), on the correct side of civil rights issues.

See Alternet's item "20 Examples of Bernie Sanders' Powerful Record on Civil and Human Rights Since the 1950s".

Alternet goes on to state, that from the 1950's, Sanders has fought for Civil Rights and even against Police Violence.

Trump (and/or any other GOP POTUS wannabe) and/or Hillary and all the other "candidates", along with the main stream media, are the ones who need the millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions and eventual 2 head to head persons needing Billions of dollars - in an effort to "convince" you they are "your" candidate.

Do you really need any convincing that Bernie Sanders is a man of the People?

REALLY!

Main stream media is battling the wolves and sharks feeding upon their carcasses. Papers are now a dinosaur draconian, as is main stream media (if you really thought about it). As a matter of fact, without knowing of the particular article in question, there's an "Other Words" piece that is titled "Mainstream media blues" and it actually states papers are dying and main stream is fighting the wolves at the door.

We (You and Me) along with the potential candidates - are being played.

It is the media who decides what they provide us. And it is also the media that depends on us watching, to get more money from the candidates (at top rack rate dollars - same price to every candidate - as a matter of Law).

Media is dying; because you and I - WE - via social networks, ARE the Real News. When main stream provides an item (almost always propaganda) don't you and I usually go online, to see what the "real" facts are?

Do we trust the main stream media?

I can't really believe one needs to ask that question. All you have to do is look at the polls that had Bernie favored over Hillary by 2 to 1 margins (or better); but yet they come out saying HRC won.

Bull Chit! And we ain't buying it any more.



Enigmatically and inexorably, DWS and HRC may run a very close race with Bernie Sanders; because they are entrenched and people will get worn down by the banter

- IF WE LISTEN TO THE BULL CHIT.

However, already, stars are jumping ship (as the Youtube video about Bill Maher details), there are many out there who are quickly coming out and stating Sanders can win.

At the end of the day, Bernie Sanders is electable, because he has the votes, he has always been on the right side of most of the issues; and we have social media that does NOT need billions of dollars to get us focused.

Yes, Facebook and others can rig the game. Moi formed a group titled 1 Million by Plus 1, Bernie Sanders for President. As soon as that group started up to go viral, FB shut down. Now there's a 100,000 person march in Washington, D.C. for Bernie Sanders - movement. Every time they start to go viral, they are shut down by FB and lose all their registrations.

We ARE the real news and We ARE the real votes. Bernie Sanders Doesn't Need Billions of $ and Main Stream Media: Hillary & GOP Does. And even with those huge amounts of monies, they can only succeed, if we listen to the babbling banter and obfuscating, reinforcing Bull Chit...

I suggest you simply stop them in their tracks and don't listen to them!



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Bernie Sanders [/font] [font size=5]Doesn't Need Billions of $,

nor does his campaign need the Main Stream Media:

Hillary & the Republicans Do
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This pic above, is from a recent Raw Story article (here) about Sanders pushing through Progressive agendas in an unusual manner that will most definitely surprise you.

As the article notes many of Bernie Sanders successes, even from the time where he was an "Independent" Mayor of Vermont (who doubled the voter turnout - even way back then) are never touted by the Senator.

In other words, others talk about getting things done, while Senators Sanders was doing many things!

Here's a list from the Raw Story article "Bernie Sanders’ record of pushing through major reforms will, surprise you", pointing out just a few of the things Bernie Sanders has accomplished;




[font size= 4 color=red]C[/font]orporate Crime Accountability (February 1995): A Sanders amendment to the Victims Justice Act of 1995 required “offenders who are convicted of fraud and other white-collar crimes to give notice to victims and other persons in cases where there are multiple victims eligible to receive restitution.”

[font size= 4 color=red]S[/font]aving Money, for Colleges and Taxpayers (April 1998): In an amendment to H.R. 6, the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Sanders made a change to the law that allowed the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to make competitive grants available to colleges and universities that cooperated to reduce costs through joint purchases of goods and services.

[font size= 4 color=red]H[/font]olding IRS Accountable, Protecting Pensions (July 2002): Sanders’ amendment to the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 2003 stopped the IRS from being able to use funds that “violate current pension age discrimination laws.” Although he faced stiff GOP opposition, his amendment still succeeded along a 308 to 121 vote.
Expanding Free Health Care (November 2001): You wouldn’t think Republicans would agree to an expansion of funds for community health centers, which provide some free services. But Sanders was able to win a $100 million increase in funding with an amendment.

[font size= 4 color=red]G[/font]etting Tough On Child Labor (July 2001): A Sanders amendment to the general appropriations bill prohibited the importation of goods made with child labor.

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Senator Sanders Never Runs a Negative Campaign

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It is a fact that Senator Sanders has never run a negative campaign; and he's not about to start now. Sure, he can't stop other groups from doing what they will and what they'll say... who can!

Be that as it may, Bernie Sanders is a man of the people. He is form Veterans, Equal Rights, Higher Wages, Taxing the elite rich, fixing Wall Street, stopping corruption and ...

he doesn't take any money from the wrong people, as is just proved by him donating the hedge funds guys money to HIV cause.

We can make this a perfect storm, proving that WE (you and me) are the REAL News. Main stream is lame stream. Washington, D.C. is broken; and Bernie Sanders will surely do his best to fix that and much more.

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[center] [font size=5] Fanning the Flames .. for Justice!

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Mitt.s not going to run again.....

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They're not sayin.....

Woo Hoo My Daughter Marries Love: Thanks to Unsungs Like Jody May-Chang

Just this past week my eldest, dear sweet daughter, was able to marry her beloved, due in no small part, to many unsung heroes who risked much, in the cause for equality justice. Once such person I'd like to take the time to thank, pic below from her LinkedIn Profile, is Jody May-Chang. She had the temerity and tenacity to go after bad faith people and their oppressive agendas. Due to such activism, as is noted by Jody's profile remarks (posted immediately below her pic), my daughter was able to partake in her inalienable civil right joy - to marry her love of life.

WOO HOO! - Thank you all LGBT activists - and the many unsungs such as Jody May-Chang!
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I have been an openly lesbian activist since coming out in the mid 1970s. I started blogging on PrideDEPOT.com in 2006 on LGBT politics and social justice issues and began writing as an independent journalist in 2009. As a regular contributor to the Boise Weekly, I received a second place award for my watchdog/investigative report from the Idaho Press Club for my debut investigate feature Exposing Homophobia about the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009. I have written for Religions Dispatches, Fairness, and Accuracy in Reporting’s magazine Extra!, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s magazine The Intelligence Report, and Windy City Times. I blog on 'As I See It' on May-Chang.com


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Jody May-Chang meets Laser Haas
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Jody and I collaborated (sort of) on cases of importance, after she was kind enough to do a story on her Wordpress Blog "Idaho Agenda" about my pursuits for justice against Mitt (the Pitts) Romney. Moi was (always have been and will continue to) attacking Romney. Jody detailed some, about my efforts on DailyKos and my discussion about her Vandersloot troubling matters (see "Idaho Agenda" and one item "Daily Kos features May-Chang/VanderSloot Saga"

Over at DailyKos, I ran a WeeklyBug Group and put up a thread about homophobic bullying Vandesloot that was titled

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This wonderful lady has big brass ones. With neither a whimper nor regret, Jody May-Chang does real journalism and gets to the truth, unvarnished, in her opines.


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Here's a link to Rachel Maddow's Blog detailing the saga of Romney's 2012 campaign finance guy (Vandersloot) and his attempts to crush the activism of Blogger Jody May-Chang.

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/rachel-maddow/46459138#57948562

(If someone can find a Youtube link - I'll post an update)

And here's Glen Greenwald's praise of true journalism/ activism by Jody that moi posted on DailyKos;

Anyone who is the national finance co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign deserves probing, substantial scrutiny. That’s equally true of someone who continues to use their vast wealth to influence the outcome of our elections and our most inflammatory political debates. And it’s certainly true of someone who has made it a regular practice of threatening journalists, bloggers and activists who shine light on his political and business practices. Journalists like Jody May-Chang who focus their journalistic light on people like Frank VanderSloot provide all of us with a vital public service, and deserve our full-fledged support when they are targeted with threats and retribution.


[center][font size=5 color=amber] From the Bottom to Top of My Heart

Thank You Unsung Jody May-Chang

We Love You for what you do

and the difference real journalist like you

- have made

Due to people like you

- my daughter married her love


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