Pages

Jump to bottom

11 comments

1 darthstar  Sun, Oct 20, 2013 10:33:44am

Corporations are defendants, my friends.

2 nicdanger  Sun, Oct 20, 2013 11:11:25am

I think the “discovery” portion of the proceedings (if it gets that far) could be very interesting. This is something to keep an eye on , if only for the entertainment factor.

3 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Oct 20, 2013 12:20:41pm

It’s just a press release and one written in an extremely hostile tone that leads me to doubt it has an credibility. Note that Steven Haas at no point in his press release details what the fraud against him was and he felt compelled “file the Complaint in an alternative venue” because a bankruptcy court judge failed to address issues that Haas claims to be ‘frauds’.

This thing stinks.

4 Killgore Trout  Sun, Oct 20, 2013 12:45:44pm

re: #3 Dark_Falcon

Yeah, it looks like complete bullshit but it gets the progressives excited so it doesn’t matter.

5 EiMitch  Sun, Oct 20, 2013 1:48:34pm

re: #4 Killgore Trout

You gotta point there with the later. Granted, its not clear whether its legit or not. It could go either way for all we know at this point. But the headline did get me thinking, “hell yeah! Comeuppance for those corporate vultures!” I couldn’t help but think that.

Not because of the s*** politics Romney represents. No, its because Bain had bought-up and squeezed-to-death more than a few healthy american businesses and put alot of people out of work. All just to suck out some quick bucks and throw away the withered carcass.

If Bain were to be RICOed, I’d frigging celebrate. No disingenuous disclaimers. No crocodile tears. I would simply celebrate without shame.

6 jvic  Sun, Oct 20, 2013 2:14:29pm

re: #3 Dark_Falcon

It’s just a press release and one written in an extremely hostile tone that leads me to doubt it has an credibility. Note that Steven Haas at no point in his press release details what the fraud against him was…

1. Clicking through the link in the post, one finds:

Romney Sued for RICO in Fed Court
By Collateral Logistics, Inc.,
CEO Steven (“Laser”) Haas (laser.haas@yahoo.com)
October 18, 2013

Isn’t it unusual for a CEO to use a Yahoo email address? Isn’t a choice of words like “RICO Romney and his Gang” unusual for a CEO?

2. On the home page of the site where the foregoing link was posted:

The Goal of this Website now - is to assist Tom Petters get a new trial and see to it that the Racketeering evidence of Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and Paul Traub’s duplicity in the Petters, Fingerhut, Polaroid (and eToys cases) are punished by a Racketeering indictment

I had never heard of Tom Petters and his desire for a new trial wrt his 50-year sentence for wire/mail fraud and money laundering.

3. Then, again, from my first link:

Plus Paul Traub is named (who confessed in 2005 that he was secretly Barry Gold’s partner). Mr. Traub was also partners with fraudster Marc Dreier and named by the Federal Receiver over Tom Petters Ponzi as “controller” thereof.

Why is this being posted on a site that wants a new trial for Petters? Because Petters supposedly hasn’t been punished enough, or the contrary? I don’t care; Tom Petters and Steven “Laser” Haas have already taken more of my time than they’re worth.

7 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut  Sun, Oct 20, 2013 4:18:23pm

There is a metric shitton of unprosecuted white-collar crime in this country, including what is basically racketeering by financiers. But somehow I don’t think “Laser” is going to be the guy to break that wall down.

8 Gus  Sun, Oct 20, 2013 4:41:16pm

It’s interesting how some people will form conclusions before any alleged trial is completed. Obviously showing no respect for the law. Clearly Bain must be guilty, because. Just a note but the current CEO of eBay is a former Bain exec and big shot. Pierre Omidyar owns about 11 million shares of eBay. Given the CEO of eBay is a former Bain man Pierre should beg for forgiveness from the Twitter Gods and donate his remaining shares of eBay to charity.

9 Gus  Sun, Oct 20, 2013 4:41:39pm

Also. Romney lost. Move on.

10 palomino  Sun, Oct 20, 2013 7:25:07pm

re: #4 Killgore Trout

Yeah, it looks like complete bullshit but it gets the progressives excited so it doesn’t matter.

Why don’t you tell us what does matter?

You’ve got nothing but a sentence here or there meant to piss others off. Congrats, you’re the new albusteve—-cranky, hostile and totally disinterested in any serious conversation.

11 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Oct 22, 2013 6:17:41am

re: #4 Killgore Trout

Yeah, it looks like complete bullshit but it gets the progressives excited so it doesn’t matter.

Stereotype much?


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Climate Scientist Faces Off With the Virulently Anti-Science House Science Committee At a congressional hearing on climate science Wednesday, Michael Mann lamented that he was the only witness representing the overwhelming scientific consensus that manmade global warming poses a major threat. "We find ourselves at this hearing today, with three ...
teleskiguy
5 minutes ago
Views: 23 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
America Now Lacks Anyone to Govern Image: 2017-01-03T190025Z_1_LYNXMPED020UR_RTROPTP_3_USA-TRUMP.jpg Author: Robert Reich America is in a crisis of governance. No adult is in charge. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who ...
Cheechako
3 hours, 1 minute ago
Views: 71 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Tuffs Not Enuff PageThe tools of economics, science and law applied to well-known public policy issues. Where the Alt-Right and other interests sell doubt, we do what we can to construct sharp problem definitions and reach equally sharp conclusions. Evidence matters.
tuffsnotenuff
1 day, 5 hours ago
Views: 142 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
No, My Right to Abortion Did Not Cost Hillary the Election Yesterday, New York Times op-ed contributor and religious professor Thomas Groome popped up as the latest in a long line of bros getting it wrong at our newspaper of record about what cost Hillary the election. His take? Trump ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 9 hours ago
Views: 206 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Fred Rogers Company Statement Regarding Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting For more than two generations of Americans, The Fred Rogers Company has partnered with CPB and PBS to share what Fred Rogers called an “expression of care” for children and families through broadcast and digital media as well as ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 9 hours ago
Views: 161 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
What’s Missing in Our Coverage of South Sudan’s Civil War In South Sudan, a civil war has now entered its fourth year of tearing open ethnic divisions and displacing millions. Since its onset in 2013, the conflict has threatened to pave a path to genocide and has led to ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 11 hours ago
Views: 176 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Faux-Science- -Inside the Academic Journal That Corporations Love - Pacific Standard A recent lawsuit against Monsanto offers a clear and troubling view into industry strategies that warp research for corporate gain. In a lawsuit regarding the possible carcinogenicity of the pesticide Roundup, plaintiffs’ lawyers suing Monsanto charge the company with ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 11 hours ago
Views: 183 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
Cowboy Cookies Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 1 ½ cups packed light-brown ...
The Vicious Babushka
1 day, 15 hours ago
Views: 203 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Foreigners Behind California Breakup Effortssalon.com Two Brexit British operators hired to promote Cali-Divorce, Russia behind efforts on both Left and Right to break apart California. This is consistent with higher ups in the Russian Government and Military publicly stating their desire to break apart ...
Rocky-in-Connecticut
1 day, 15 hours ago
Views: 187 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Timothy Caughman’s Murder Was a Lynching in Trump’s America. Just another day in Trumpmerica. The first thread that binds this killing to past lynchings is Jackson’s motivation. The self-proclaimed white supremacist told police that he hated black men in particular for their relationships with white women, a harkening ...
Tarkloon
3 days, 10 hours ago
Views: 484 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0