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Saturday, March 28, 2009

03/28/09 REVISING HISTORY: Greenwich Time Tries To Make It Look Like They Were On Top Of The Breaking AIG Scandal By Backloading Their Website

This Image Is Called The "AIG Driver" By Hearst Newspapers And Was Sent Down The Line To Make It Look Like The Greenwich Time Was On Top Of The Breaking AIG Bonus Scandal. Hearst Newspaper Has Slapped The Generic Image And On Many Of It's Newspapers Including The Danbury News Times, The Conneticut Post And Others.... (Editors Note: Hearst Newspaper Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Has Taken Down The Page Of Back Dated Links And Removed This Graphic From The Greenwich Time Web Site)


ONCE AGAIN
THE GREENWICH TIME
CAN"T KEEP TIME

The Image Links Each Paper To A Generic Page Full Of Old Backdated Wire Reports That Are Made To Look Like The Local Heast Newspapers Were On Top Of The AIG Bonus Scandal

The Greenwich Time Doesn't Date The Page With Today's Date And Then Say Here Is A Summery Of What Wire Services Have Reported About The AIG Scandal.

When In Fact Many Greenwich Time Readers Know That These Back Dated Articles Just Showed Up Recently.

Some Of The Back Dated Greenwich Time Pages Are Downright Comical

For Instance This Page:

Inside AIG-FP, Feeling the Public's Wrath

It Was Supposedly Posted On 03/19/2009 At 05:04:40 PM EDT

The Only Problem Is The Page Is Blank

Supposedly This Greenwich Time Web Page Has There For 10 Days With Links To It And No Body Noticed It Was A Blank Page.

Go Look At The Blank Page That Supposedly Takes Us Inside The AIG - FP Wilton Office And Shows Up The AIG Employees Feeling The Public Wrath.

You Had Better Take A Quick Look, Because Thin Skinned Hearst Newspaper Editor Bruce Hunter Has A Nasty Habit Of Taking Down Web Pages When Greenwich Roundup Catchs The Greenwich Time With Its Pants Down In Public.

In Fact You Would Think That Greenwich Time's Regular Message Board Trolls Would Have Been Screaming, "WTF, There Is No Story Here!!!!!" For The Last Ten Days.

Oh Wait A minute Here Is Another Funny Back Datted Page At The Greenwich Time.....

AIG a slap in the face to labor

By Tim Rutten
Posted: 03/19/2009

President Barack Obama and his administration have made a shambles of the AIG bailout, and the failure won't be papered over by the chief executive's populist campaign rhetoric.

First Of All If You Do A Google News Search For "AIG a slap in the face to labor" You Will Find That After Ten Days Google Has No Listing At All. Currently Google Has 19 Listings For "AIG a slap in the face to labor", But Non Of Them Are From The Greenwich Time. Maybe Tommorow Or The Next Day Google Will Find The Freshly Back Dated Article And Add It To It's Search Results.

Greenwich Roundup Knows What Your Thinking: "Who The Hell Is Tim Rutten?"

Well According To News Busters Tim Rutten Is ....

Tim Rutten NewsBusters.org
As we've noted several times before, Los Angeles Times Opinion Editor Tim Rutten hardly misses an opportunity to bash the Catholic Church. ...

Media Report DEscribes Tim Rutten This Way....

TheMediaReport.com :: Tim Rutten at the Los Angeles Times
Sep 17, 2005 ... Los Angeles Times' media critic Tim Rutten has long had a somewhat troubled relationship with reality (for just a few examples, see here, ...

Slate Magazine Describes Tim Rutten As.....

Slimmer Tim Rutten! - - Slate Magazine
Apr 3, 2007 ... On March 24, Los Angeles Times media critic Tim Rutten expounded on the controversy surrounding the cancellation of an opinion section ...

Actually I Am Starting To Like This Tim Rutton Guy, But Greenwich Roundup Just Surprised He Is Now A Featured Reporter At The Greenwich Time. A Newspaper That Is Trying To Be The Fox News Of Lower Fairfield County.

In Fact, Many Hard Core Republican Cable TV News Junkies Can't Stand Tim Rutten, Ye None Of Them Complained When He Supposedly Appeared On Their Local Conservative Newspaper's Web Site.

Here Watch How Ultra Conservative Lou Dobbs blasts LA Times media critic Tim Rutten For 3 Minutes And 33 Seconds .

Man, I Am Really Starting To Like This Tim Rutten If He Can Get Lou Dobbs This Upset And He Isn't Even An Illegal Alien.

Maybe Failed Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Will Make Tim Rutten The Local Greenwich Time Media Critic, Then Both Rutten And Greenwich Roundup Can Both Criticize Hunters Poor Preformance At Hearst Newspapers.

The Fact Is You Just Can't Trust Bruce Hunter And The Greenwich Time.


THE FACT IS INSTEAD OF PROPERLY COVERING THE AIG STORY
THE FOX NEWS WANNA BE OF LOWER FAIRFIELD COUNTY WAS ATTACKING CONGRESS FOR GOING AFTER AIG'S MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BONUSES
Greenwich Time Staff
Posted: 03/19/2009 06:54:07 PM EDT
There is blame a-plenty to go around in the giant shell game that has caused our nation's finances to collapse. A lot of it very close to home in fact -- starting with American International Group's Financial Products Division, based in Wilton, a source of the credit default swaps that not only helped create the problem, but spread it so far and wide that the crisis became systemic.
.....That said, people in Congress need to cut it with the scapegoating and get busy solving the deep, deep problems with our financial system. Yes, it makes good TV, but the bonuses are a tiny part of the issue. Congress was, at best, asleep as AIG and its cohorts were up to their tricks. At worst, it was a knowing abettor. Then Washington forked over huge amounts of cash with no say over how it all would be spent......
.....The problems with our economy go so far beyond shameful bonuses that every moment that legislators spend grandstanding for the cameras is really just another slap in the faces of the many millions who have already lost so much.......
BUT IT MIGHT NOT OF BEEN GREENWICH TIME MANAGING EDITOR BRUCE HUNTER'S FAULT BECAUSE HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN STILL DEPRESSED FROM THE NEWS HE GOT TWO DAYS EARLIER:
There Is Not Much Local News At The Greenwich Time, Because Hearst Newspapers Has Once Again Cleaned House And Cut Back At The Daily Rag Once Again.

Greenwich Time Staffers Are Depressed And Demoralized Today

They Just Don't Have The Luck Of The Irish At The Green Kitty Litter Liner
PLEASE ALSO SEE:

Not by me - I kind of enjoy the paper, which can be consumed in thirty seconds and you’re good to go, but there are those who don’t and are anticipating its demise with glee......
MEANWHILE:
GRENWICH ROUNDUP WAS KICKING BUTT AND TAKING NAMES:
Cityfile - New York... he'd received to try and make the case that releasing the names of immoral AIG employees might lead to a drive-by in Fairfield or Greenwich or wherever. ...
FOXNews
....But some Democrats, including freshmen Reps. Jim Himes, D-Conn., and Michael McMahon, D-N.Y., had planned to vote against the bill because they believed lawmakers were "rushing through" the process.
Himes and McMahon represent many Wall Street constituents in Greenwich, Conn .....
Barny Frank, whoremaster of Georgetown, is pushing to ban all bonuses,any bonuses, being paid to any employee of a company that’s received TARP money....
Greenwich Resident Richard Blumenthal Has Discovered That The AIG Pirates Are Lying To America
THE FAILURES:
Hearst Newspaper President Steven Swartz Has Doomed His "100 Days Of Change" Initiative To Failure, Because He Continues To Employ An Incompetitant Editor At The Greenwich Time
Apparently, Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Has No Contacts In The CT AG's OfficeHearst Newspaper Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Is A Sleep At The Switch As Out Of Town News Organizations Are Covering The Story In The Greenwich Time's Own Backyard
Ex- Greenwich Time Managing Editor And Now Hearst Newspaper Reporter Jim "I Like Writting About Beer" Zebora Is Clueless That AIG Lied And Paid Out An Additional 53 Million In Tax Dollars To The Jackpot Jimmys At AIG
New York Post
Difficult as it may now be to believe, there once was a time when folks on Wall Street were held in high regard. The high rollers at firms like Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch and the financial services division of AIG may have been a tad haughty if not outright arrogant, but the lucre they generated evoked similar sums of admiration and envy.
But with Wall Street's reputation currently fluttering around the lofty heights set by Al Qaeda and the North American Man-Boy Love Association, some experts are saying the stigma attached to working in finance is hurting the ability of downsized bankers to find new jobs
....... Sandy Gross, founder and managing partner at Pinetum Partners, an executive search firm in Greenwich, Conn., is likewise seeing some blowback resulting from the current banking morass.
"There are people in HR who say, 'I'm not going to go there and touch anyone who comes from that organization,'" she says, noting that the large pool of applicants makes it easy for hiring execs to send the resumes of people from troubled firms to the shredder. ...

03/24/09 UNETHICAL BEHAVIOUR: Former Greenwich Resident And AIG Bum "Fake Jake" DeSantis Tries To Buck Efforts to Give Back Bonus Pay
Democracy Now
They have one that’s in Greenwich, Connecticut, and one that’s in London. I’m assuming most of these employees are Americans. But, you know, the key thing ...
New York Daily News
Good Ole Honest Abe Had It Right
At Was Abraham Lincoln who said....

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.'

Hats off, as they would say in Honest Abe's time, to the out of town newspapers and bloggers who were not so easily fooled like the Greenwich Time amateurish news team

Compare And Contrast The Green Kitty Litter Liner's Reporting With That Of Out Of Town Newspapers And Bloggers

If You Want To Know What Is Really Going On In And Around Greenwich, Then You Have To Read The Out Of Town Newspapers, As Well As, Local And National Blogs.....
Financial Times
It has been a good week for US plutocrats and technocrats. The Andrew Cuomo-prompted give-back of the bulk of the $165m in AIG bonuses appeased the angry, anti-bankster mob....
....This week was just a lull in the storm: the nation's widespread and deeply felt anger at financial capitalists and capitalism remains the new and dominant fact of the country's political life. So far, neither Washington nor Wall Street seem to have fully grasped this political sea-change, or figured how to deal with it....
....is that elite and mass opinion in the US are sharply and dangerously divided, a cleavage he sees as deep as the more frequently discussed partisan split. From the perspective of the nation's elite - not just the Greenwich, Connecticut, fund manager, but also the Stanford professor and the DC think-tanker.....
..... As a result, fairness and yes, even equality, have become more important to ordinary people than at any time since the Great Depression. Like all political revolutions, the privileged class is finding it hard adapting to this shift. But ignorance is dangerous: in the days after the Bolshevik revolution, Russia's bourgeoisie didn't think much had happened, either, and stock prices held steady on the Petrograd exchange.
These Citizen Journalists Remind Me Of The Greenwich Citizen,
Because They Have Not Updated Their Blogs In Over A Week.......
Did You Ever Notice That: Most Of The Pokey Bloggers
Are Current And Ex-Hearst Newspaper Employees.....
(Hired, Then Fired, Then Re-Hired Hearst Newspaper Employee ????)
Out there … The Toast and Roast Dinner to honor Joe Pisani, former editor of the Greenwich Time/Stamford Advocate, took place last week at the Greenwich Hyatt...
4 months ago

Hopefully, "The Better Late Than Never"
Greenwich Citizen Will Update Before
The Sun Goes Down Today

UPDATE IT'S FRIDAY NIGHT AND
THE GREENWICH CITIZEN
HAS JUST FINISHED UPDATING

6:45 PM

We bail out American International Group Inc. and they party. We bail them out again and they hand out millions of dollars of the taxpayers' money in bonuses.
No Other Connecticut News Media Outlet Or Blogger Reported That The Clock Was Ticking On A Second Round Of AIG Bonuses Until Yesterday Afternoon
Only Greenwich Roundup Was The Voice In The Lone Voice In The Wilderness Howling That The AIG Pirates Were Planning To Double Down With A Second Taxpayer Taxpayer Theft
It Took Greenwich Resident Richard Blumenthal Ten Days To Finally Listen To Greenwich Roundup, But After He Read The Greenwich Roundup Reports And Then Looked At The Fine Print Of The AIG Contract He Found Out That......

Greenwich Roundup Had
Been Right All Along About
The Second AIG Bonus To Be
Paid Out On March 15, 2010

PLEASE SEE:

Everyone Town Knows That The Greenwich Time Has A Long History Of Not Name Names In The Backcountry.

But These Greedy Backcountry Sleazeballs Should Face The Judgement Of Every Working Greenwich Resident They Encounter As They Spend Their Dirty Bonus Bucks.

Incompetent Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Has No Nose For News And Doesn't Realize That This Is Not Going To Just Blow Over.

Here Is A News Flash For The Clueless Bruce Hunter:

An AIG Source Has Told Greenwich Roundup The Truth About The AIG Employee Retention Plan, That Is Causing Working Folks To Start Sharpening Their Pitchforks.

There Are Two Sets Of Bonus Payments.

This Is The First Bonus And Covers December 01, 2007 To November 30, 2008 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2009.

Most People Including Bruce Hunter Don't Realize That The Clock Is Already Ticking On A Second Round Of Bonus Payments.

The Is Second Bonus Payments Cover December 01, 2008 To November 30, 2009 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2010.

Next Years Bonus Payments Are A Done Deal

Yes The Greedy Backcountry SOBs Are At Home Patiently Waiting For Their Second Bonus Check As Hard Working Greenwich Taxpayers Holler About How Their Hard Earned Money Is Being Wasted.

Hearst Newspaper Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Should Tell Greenwich Time Reporters To Name Names And Rat Out The Greedy Backcountry Bonus Babies, Because Hardworking Greenwich Families Now Own 80% Of AIG.

Now Ten Days Later Every One Is Reporting
This Greenwich Roundup News Scoop:

Look At All Of This News In The Last 16 Hours....
Hartford Courant

By LYNN DOANConnecticut's attorney general urged Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday to block an additional $232 million in bonuses scheduled to be delivered to AIG Financial Products employees next March — plans confirmed by AIG officials during a state legislative hearing Thursday.Since December, AIG has delivered $218 million in bonuses to keep employees working at its dying Financial Products subsidiary in Wilton.

AIG executive Stephen Blake confirmed in testimony before the legislature's banks committee Thursday that the company plans to deliver more bonuses in March 2010. That would bring the total of so-called retention bonuses paid to division employees — designed to keep them working long enough to dismantle the business — to $450 million......
MarketWatch
‎HARTFORD, Conn., Mar 27, 2009 (UPI ) -- The Connecticut attorney general said Friday he'll try to stop $230 million in additional bonuses ...
The Hour
......it was revealed that the total projected payout of bonuses for 2008 and 2009 is closer to $451 million as opposed to the previously understood $232 million, and there may be additional payouts in 2010.....
Bloomberg
By Karen Freifeld March 27
(Bloomberg) -- American International Group Inc. should be stopped by the federal government from paying another $230 million in ...
NBC Connecticut
By ANDREW PERGAM and LEANNE GENDREAU
AIG employees might be taking home $450 million in bonuses, rather than the $185 and $232 million figures tossed around ...

AIG Bonus: CT Attorney General tries to block additional $230 ...
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal -- in a letter today -- urged Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to block another $230 million in AIG bonuses slated for payment, saying no Connecticut law impedes such action.
Hartford BusinessBy Greg Bordonaro opposed to a previous estimate of $218 million, and there may be additional payouts in 2010, state lawmakers said today. State Sen. ...

But Greenwich Roundup Readers Like The Employees In Richard Blumenthal's Office Have Known About The Scheduled March 15, 2010 Payment For Days.

In Fact Greenwich Roundup Has Been Reporting On The Second AIG Pay Out Almost Every Day For The Last Ten Days

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03/28/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Todays Greenwich Time News Links --- Or 3/4 Of The Greenwich Time Articles Fail To Tell Both Sides Of The Story

PHOTO: GREENWICH TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM, Tina Corlett a Town of Greenwich social service provider, answers question during a social services department "fair" to highlight the range of services available for those experiencing hard times. Bob Luckey/Greenwich Time Photo

First Here Is A Well Written News Report That Includes And Quotes All Memnbers Of Greenwich Society:

Service fair gives people hope and help
By Lisa Chamoff
Staff Writer

Until recently, Rebecca had the classic upper-middle-class Greenwich life -- a six-figure job in mergers and acquisitions, living with her teenage son in the Pemberwick section of town.

But, since getting laid off last September, the 43-year-old has temporarily moved in with her parents as a bank forecloses on her home.

Rebecca, who declined to give her last name to protect her son's privacy, was the kind of person the Greenwich Department of Social Services was hoping would come to an event it organized Friday.....
Thumbs Up To Greenwich Time Reporter By Lisa Chamoff For Taking The Time To Talk To Everyone Involved In The Story:

....."I never had to think about these things," she said. "It's humbling coming down here in the first place.".....

...."Walking into Social Services might be a little bit threatening," Anyikwa said. "A fair like this is for everyone.".....

....Joe Barrios has been out of work for four months after 16 years doing home remodeling work. Two weeks ago, he went to the emergency room because he thought he was having a stroke.

"My heart is fine, but I didn't like the bill -- almost $6,000 for just five hours," said Barrios, 44. At Friday's event, Barrios, a town resident, spoke to someone from Greenwich Hospital and learned about the patient financial services department....
ALSO TWO THUMBS UP TO FIRST SELECTMAN PETER TESEI AND THE OTHER TOWN EMPLOYEES WHO FOUND A WAY TO REACH OUT TO MEMBERS OF GREENWICH SOCIETY WHO ARE ON THE EDGE DURING THESE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES:

... Cyndie Martin, a 49-year-old Cos Cob resident, said that although she goes to the Greenwich Library almost every day, she didn't know about the classes and events there to help job-seekers. Martin was recently laid off from a large irrigation company, where she had worked in the accounts payable department.

"It gives you hope," said Martin, who had collected a shopping bag full of information during the event. "I will be walking out of here feeling empowered, and like there's a little team behind me.".....
That Was The Only Good Local Story In The Greenwich Time
Now Here Are The Bad And Ugly Stories

Irritating Greenwich Time Story #1
Town asks court to deny Honulik appeal
Town attorneys have fired back at police Lt. Gary Honulik's request for the state Supreme Court to reconsider its February ruling against him in a promotion lawsuit.

In a recently filed motion with the court, the town claims Honulik's attorney Kathryn Emmett was wrong to suggest that one of the justices, who was past the mandatory retirement age of 70, should not have been allowed to rule on the case. The case stems from a lawsuit over whether Honulik was unjustly passed over for a promotion to captain in 2003.

Emmett called Justice Barry Schaller's participation "unconstitutional." ....
COMMENT:
This News Report Is From The Greenwich Paper Who Gave Greenwich Town Attorney John Wayne Fox An Editorial "Thumbs Up" To John Wayne Fox For Wasting Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars Blocking Lt. Gary Honulik's And Other Greenwich Police Officer's Promotions

PLEASE SEE:

2/17/09 Greenwich Time News Links

THUMBS DOWN FOR THE GREENWICH TIME EDITORS WHO HAVE REPEATEDLY FAILED TO RECOGNIZE HOW GREENWICH POLICE LIEUTENANTS AND OTHER POLICE SUPERVISORS SHOULDER A DISPROPORTIONATE PART OF THE BURDEN WITHOUT ANY FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION FOR GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT IS REQUIRED IN THEIR UNION CONTRACT....

.....Did You Ever Hear The "Plaintiff" Lt Gary Honlulik Complain To The Greenwich Time Complain That He Was "Shot" And "Overtaxed" Doing Work That Is Usually Handled By Deputy Chiefs And Captains.

The Greenwich Time Has Repeatedly Flip Flopped On This Issue Over And Over And Now Only Wants To Refer To Lt. Honlulik As The "Plaintiff".

The Greenwich Time Is Trying To Make The "Plaintiff" Responsible For Every Little Problem In The Greenwich Police Department.

The Question Greenwich Roundup Has For The Flip Flopping Greenwich Time Editors Is Did The "Plaintiff" Change The Rules After The Captain's Test Scores Came In......

.....As author Thomas Campbell put it, "victory has a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan."......

Last Year Greenwich Time Editors Joined Criticized Then Police Commissioner Jim Lash And The Town Attorney For Wasting Tax Dollars When The Greenwich Police Department Deviated From Established Procedure And Passed Over Lt. Gary Honulik After He Scored The Highest On The Promotional Exam.

After A Close Split Decision That Went Against Lt. Honulik The Greenwich Time Editors Flip Flop.

....The town also responded to a brief filed by the police union, the Silver Shield Association, which is seeking permission to intervene in support of Honulik before the court rules on the motion for reconsideration.

The town is asking the court not to accept that request, calling it "erroneous and procedurally improper.".....
OMG !!!

Could Rookie Greenwich Time Reporter Debra Friedman Get Her Head Any Further Up Town Attorney John Wayne Fox's Rear End
At This Point Greenwich Roundup Is Not Even Sure If Lt. Gary Honulik And The Greenwich Police Union Even Trust Rookie Greenwich Time Reporter Debra Fiedman To Be Fair And Look At All The Facts.

In Greenwich Roundup's Opinion The Greenwich Time Has Repeated Misrepresented Lt. Gary Honulik's Case And Burned Him So Many Times.

You Will Notice That Rookie Greenwich Time Reporter Debra Friedman Failed To Mention How Lt. Gary Honulik Was Cheated Out Of A Promotion And Four Years Of Pay And Benefits, Because Former First Selectman And Police Commissioner Jim Lash Changed The Rules In Middle Of The Testing Process.

You Once Again Notice Only Town Employees Are Interviewed

Why Can't Lazy Greenwich Time Reporter Pick Up The Phone And Get Quotes From Independent Parties Like UConn College Professors, Local Lawyers Or Even Retired Judges.

Instead We Only Get Quotes From Town Attorney John Wayne Fox Like ....

"Obviously, from our perspective, we believe and we certainly hope the Supreme Court will accept our position that reconsideration ought not to be granted. The injunction, from our perspective, is still pending and we have not, nor do we intend to, violate that order."

Maybe Some Day Rookie Reporter Debra Friedman Will Ask Herself Why Is Town Attorney John Wayne Fox Spending Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars Of Taxpayer Dollars Fighting Lt. Gary Honulik's Promotion.

Could It Be That Town Attorney John Wayne's Finger Prints Are All Over This Decisions That Led To This Lawsuit. Could It Be That Town Attorney John Wayne Fox Gave Bad Legal Advice When He Said,"Sure Jim Lash, You Can Do What Ever You Want. I Can Tie This Crap Up In Court Until Long After You Are Gone From Town Hall."

If Town Attorney John Wayne Fox Isn't Stopped This Is Going To Cost The Single Family Homeowners Of Greenwich A Million Dollars, Before It Is Finished.

You Will Notice That Rookie Reporter Debra Friedman Failed To Mention That The Police Departments Iraq Veterans Are Also Having To Drag Town Attorney John Wayne Fox's But Into Court Over Illegal Police Department Promotion Practices In The Greenwich Police Department.

PLEASE SEE:

What Happened To All Of Those Greenwich Time Articles That Said Police Moral Is Hitting New Highs, Because The Police Union Fully Supports And Trusts Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg?

The Greenwich Time Keeps Telling Us That Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg Is Doing A Herculean Job All By Himself And The Rank And File Police Officers Are Living In A Virtual Disney Land.

There Were SOOOOOO Many Greenwich Time Articles Quoting Chief Ridberg And Other Town Big Shots, But I Guess The Greenwich Time Reporter Forgot To Ask The Cop On The Street Just How Happy He Is.

Now A Dozen "HAPPY" Police Officers Now Spending Their Hard Earned Money To Go To Bridgeport And Sue For Their Legal Right To A Chance At Promotion



The Single Family Homeowners Can't Afford Another Expensive And Unnecessary Lawsuit !!!!!

Another Six Figure Lawsuit Is Going To Mean More That More Jobs And Services Are Going To Be Cut In The Town

What The Heck Is The Matter With Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg?

Why Can't Ridberg Give Lt. Gary Honulik The Promotion He Is Rightfully Entitled To And Make Room At The Test Taking Table For Some Veterans Who Were Away Protecting Every Thing We Hold Dear?

Irritating Greenwich Time Story #2
Proposal seeks to curb DUI on sea and land
Many Greenwich boaters are backing a new legislative proposal aiming to punish drunken offenders on both land and sea, regardless of where the violation occurs.

The bill would mean that motorists charged with driving while under the influence could not only lose their driving license, but their safe boating certificate as well, which is required to operate a boat. Boaters caught drinking while operating a vessel also would be at risk of losing their driver's license, according to the proposal.

"This would provide a greater deterrent for people and would be a definite step in a positive direction," said John Craine, chairman of the First Selectman's Coastal Resources Advisory Committee.......,
Comment:

Once Again Rookie Reporter Debra Friedman Has Regurgitated A Town Press Release And Only Has Quote From Town Employees....

.....Sgt. John Brown, head of the Greenwich Police's Marine Division agreed

"I think this is a great proposal," said Brown. "We encourage the public not to partake in drinking alcoholic beverages while operating a boat, but we do realize that it is part of the recreational activity."

Police said they have made very few drunken-operating arrests on boats in the last five years but are always on the lookout and felt this law would make boaters take the issue more seriously. The division patrols the coastline year round, working 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the summer.....

For The Record:

Greenwich Roundup Agrees With Both Sgt. John Brown And John Craine And Supports This New Law.

But This Is Why Greenwich Blogger Bill Clark Call The Greenwich Time The "Yellowich Time". They Get A Press Release From Town Hall Then Run It Through The Spell Checker Before Hitting The Publish Button.

There Are Always At Least Three Sides To Every Story, Why Couldn't Rookie Reporter Debra Friedman Connect With Her Readers And Interview Local Boaters.

Or At Least Pick Up The Phone And Talk With The Many Commodores At All Of The Yacht Clubs In Town. Maybe, These Independent Boating Leaders Might Have Told Rookie Reporter Debra Friedman That They Might Of Had Some Reservations About This Bill For This Or That Reason.

But We Will Never Know

Maybe Local Boaters Might Have Wanted To Give Rookie Reporter Debra Friedman Good Or Bad Comments About The Greenwich Police Departments Marine Division.

But We Will Never Know...

Because Lazy Greenwich Time Reporter Debra Friedman Only Talked To Employees Of The Town Which Issued The Press Release.

For All We Know The Quotes That Rookie Reporter Debra Friedman Used Were Pulled Right From The Town Press Release.

This Is Like A Reporter Doing A Story On AIG And Only Talking To The CEO Of AIG.

Rookie Greenwich Time Reporter Debra Friedman Is Failing To Meet Even Hearst Newspapers Most Minimum Journalistic Standards

For Example:

Rookie Greenwich Time Reporter Debra Friedman Totally Missed This Greenwich Crime Story That Involved The New State Financial Task Force That Greenwich Police Officers Are Assigned To, Because Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg Has Not Spoon Fed Her A Press Release....

Please See:


Irritating Greenwich Time Story #3
Officials ask people to stay out of bat caves
ALBANY, N.Y.
By Michael Hill -- Associated Press-- Citing an "unprecedented" crisis of bats dying off from West Virginia to New England, federal officials on Thursday asked for people to stay out of thousands of caves in states struck by "white-nose syndrome.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the request to guard against the possibility that people are unwittingly spreading the mysterious affliction when they explore multiple caves. There is no evidence that white nose is a threat to people.

Named for the sugary smudges of fungus on the noses and wings of hibernating bats, white-nose bats appear to run through their winter fat stores before spring. It was confirmed in eight states this winter from New Hampshire to West Virginia and there is evidence it may have spread to Virginia, according to wildlife service spokeswoman Diana Weaver....
COMMENT:
This Is Local Greenwich News?

Instead Of Pumping Out These Out Of Town Wire Reports Failed Hearst News Paper Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Should Have His Reporters Sending In The Byram Park Protest Photos From Over At South Water Street.

But The Greenwich Time Always Ignores The Poorer West Side Of Town.

Look How The Greenwich Post Scooped The Green Kitty Litter Liner On Today's Grand Opening Of The Byram Library.....


Following more than two years of construction, the Byram Shubert Library, a branch of Greenwich Library, was issued a temporary certificate of occupancy today and will officially open for business tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, at 9 a.m....

COMMENT:

Once Again Failed Hearst Newspaper Managing Editor
Bruce Hunter Has Dropped The Ball.

The Greenwich Time Website Is Always
Getting Scooped By The Greenwich Post.

Let's See How Long It Takes The Green Kitty Liner To Report That The Long Delay Byram Shubert Library Is Opening In Less Than 18 Hours.

UPDATE:

March, 28th
12:16 AM

The Pokey Greenwich Time Finally Shows Up

Grand opening for new Byram library


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03/28/09 Dueling legal complaints filed on the same day in different New York courts present strikingly contradictory portrayals of Joan Banach.....

Robert Motherwell and the curator Joan Banach in 1984.

A Tug of War Over Robert Motherwell

New York Times

According to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by Ms. Banach in State Supreme Court in Manhattan against the Dedalus Foundation — formerly known as the Motherwell Foundation — she was fired from the organization, where she was a board member and held various positions, because of authentication disputes about the artist’s work.

But according to a lawsuit the foundation filed on Wednesday in Federal District Court for the Southern District against Ms. Banach, she abused her access to Motherwell’s studio, stealing his work, some of which she sold for her own benefit in a breach of fiduciary duty.....

Motherwell, who died in 1991 at 76, explored literary and philosophical concerns through work that ranged from brooding abstract paintings to elegantly playful collages. His long and prolific career earned him a permanent Motherwell Gallery at the Bavarian State Museum of Modern Art in Munich, established in 1982, and the National Medal of Arts at the White House, awarded in 1989.

Ms. Banach was hired by Motherwell in 1981 “to care for, consign and otherwise manage his artwork,” her lawsuit says. Over the next decade she worked closely with him at his studio in Greenwich, Conn., .....

....In addition, the foundation accuses Ms. Banach of taking Motherwell’s work, including his Metropolitan Museum of Art sketchbook, home without authorization.

“She was observed surreptitiously returning these materials to Dedalus,” the foundation says in its suit.

The complaint adds that Ms. Banach, despite her role in cataloging the artworks, was “caught secretly trying to sell undocumented, unrecorded Motherwell works that have no studio inventory numbers and for which Dedalus has no records.”.....

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03/28/09 The investigation of a drive-by shooting in Greenwich, CT reveals widespread corruption

Library Books
Quay County Sun

... Don't Look Twice by Andrew Gross.

The investigation of a drive-by shooting in Greenwich, CT reveals widespread corruption....

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03/28/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This Just In ......

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

AmBase Reports Full Year Results
FOXBusiness
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Federal Reserve's bond buy focus surprises economists
Reuters - USA
... willing to part with their older assets at current market prices, said Stephen Stanley, economist at RBS Greenwich Securities in Greenwich, Connecticut. ...

Planners' vision of making Greenwich perfect?
Greenwich Citizen
By Patricia McCormack

Planners' vision of making Greenwich perfect is between the covers of a study put out on Martin Luther King Day. ...

The Latrest Greenwich Blog Posts:

CT Environmental Headlines: Pocket parks spark Byram protest ...
By Christopher Zurcher
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03/28/09 Thank God That State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal Is Finally Listening To Greenwich Roundup About The Second Round Of AIG Bonuses




No Other Connecticut News Media Outlet Or Blogger Reported That The Clock Was Ticking On A Second Round Of AIG Bonuses Until Yesterday Afternoon



Only Greenwich Roundup Was The Voice In The Lone Voice In The Wilderness Howling That The AIG Pirates Were Planning To Double Down With A Second Taxpayer Taxpayer Theft


It Took Greenwich Resident Richard Blumenthal Ten Days To Finally Listen To Greenwich Roundup,


But After He Read The Greenwich Roundup Reports And Then Looked At The Fine Print Of The AIG Contract He Found Out That......



Greenwich Roundup Had
Been Right All Along About
The Second AIG Bonus To Be
Paid Out On March 15, 2010


PLEASE SEE:


Everyone Town Knows That The Greenwich Time Has A Long History Of Not Name Names In The Backcountry.

But These Greedy Backcountry Sleazeballs Should Face The Judgement Of Every Working Greenwich Resident They Encounter As They Spend Their Dirty Bonus Bucks.

Incompetent Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Has No Nose For News And Doesn't Realize That This Is Not Going To Just Blow Over.

Here Is A News Flash For The Clueless Bruce Hunter:

An AIG Source Has Told Greenwich Roundup The Truth About The AIG Employee Retention Plan, That Is Causing Working Folks To Start Sharpening Their Pitchforks.

There Are Two Sets Of Bonus Payments.

This Is The First Bonus And Covers December 01, 2007 To November 30, 2008 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2009.

Most People Including Bruce Hunter Don't Realize That The Clock Is Already Ticking On A Second Round Of Bonus Payments.

The Is Second Bonus Payments Cover December 01, 2008 To November 30, 2009 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2010.

Next Years Bonus Payments Are A Done Deal



Yes The Greedy Backcountry SOBs Are At Home Patiently Waiting For Their Second Bonus Check As Hard Working Greenwich Taxpayers Holler About How Their Hard Earned Money Is Being Wasted.



Hearst Newspaper Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Should Tell Greenwich Time Reporters To Name Names And Rat Out The Greedy Backcountry Bonus Babies, Because Hardworking Greenwich Families Now Own 80% Of AIG.



Now Ten Days Later Every One Is Reporting
This Greenwich Roundup News Scoop:



Look At All Of This News In The Last 16 Hours....



By LYNN DOAN
Connecticut's attorney general urged Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday to block an additional $232 million in bonuses scheduled to be delivered to AIG Financial Products employees next March — plans confirmed by AIG officials during a state legislative hearing Thursday.Since December, AIG has delivered $218 million in bonuses to keep employees working at its dying Financial Products subsidiary in Wilton.



AIG executive Stephen Blake confirmed in testimony before the legislature's banks committee Thursday that the company plans to deliver more bonuses in March 2010. That would bring the total of so-called retention bonuses paid to division employees — designed to keep them working long enough to dismantle the business — to $450 million......



AG seeks to nix AIG bonuses for 2010
MarketWatch‎
HARTFORD, Conn., Mar 27, 2009 (UPI ) -- The Connecticut attorney general said Friday he'll try to stop $230 million in additional bonuses ...



......it was revealed that the total projected payout of bonuses for 2008 and 2009 is closer to $451 million as opposed to the previously understood $232 million, and there may be additional payouts in 2010.....
(Bloomberg) -- American International Group Inc. should be stopped by the federal government from paying another $230 million in ...



AIG Bonuses Could Be Closer to $450 Million
NBC Connecticut
By ANDREW PERGAM and LEANNE GENDREAU
AIG employees might be taking home $450 million in bonuses, rather than the $185 and $232 million figures tossed around ...



Attorney General Richard Blumenthal -- in a letter today -- urged Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to block another $230 million in AIG bonuses slated for payment, saying no Connecticut law impedes such action.



AIG bonus estimate doubles to $451M
Hartford Business
By Greg Bordonaro opposed to a previous estimate of $218 million, and there may be additional payouts in 2010, state lawmakers said today. State Sen. ...
But Greenwich Roundup Readers Like The Employees In Richard Blumenthal's Office Have Known About The Scheduled March 15, 2010 Payment For Days.

In Fact Greenwich Roundup Has Been Reporting On The Second AIG Pay Out Almost Every Day For The Last Ten Days



PLEASE ALSO SEE:




GREENWICH ROUNDUP HAS ONLY ONE QUESTION
FOR THE CRY BABY, KNOWN AS JACKPOT JIMMY HAAS:

Jimmy Did You Rescind Both Taxpayer
Funded Multi Million Bonus Payments?

Not May People Are Aware That There Are Two Sets Of Bonus Payments

This Is The First Bonus And Covers December 01, 2007 To November 30, 2008 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2009.

Most People Including Clueless Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Don't Realize That The Clock Is Already Ticking On A Second Round Of Bonus Payments.

The Second Bonus Payments Cover December 01, 2008 To November 30, 2009 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2010.

Jimmy, If You Tried To Pull A Fast One And
Retained The Second Bonus That Is
Fully Funded By Your Neighbors,
Then You Are One Hell Of A Greedy Fool.

Jimmy, You Are Just As Stupid As You Look
If You Did Not Rescind Both Bonus Payments

Jimmy What Were You Thinking When You Wanted To Use Your Neighbors Tax Dollars To Pay Out A Contract That You Knew Was Not Worth The Paper It Was Written On.

PLUS GREENWICH ROUNDUP REPORTED ON THE SECOND BONUS
IN THESE ARTICLES......



Check out the chaos and class -warfare breaking out on:
http://action.workingfamiliesparty.org/t/4020/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=55
2Jon Green and his Working Families party are planning the "hatred-palooza 2009" tour of AIG FPG execs houses on Saturday AM. They are soliciting nasty grams to send to AIG employees.
Seems to me opinion is mixed.Hey - reasonable people can argue whether these guys should keep or give up this money, but no one deserves to have the mob with pitchforks terrorize their children and neighbors......
COMMENT:
.......If The Working Families Want To Shine The Spotlight On A Bunch Of Fat Cat Cockroaches, Then Greenwich Roundup Says Let Them Shine The Light So Everyone Can See These Predatory Insects Scurry For The Dark

As You Men And Women Fight Overseas To Protect Our American Way Of Life, In No Way Is Greenwich Roundup Going To Criticize Them For Exercise Their Rights To Assemble And Speak Out Against The Greed That Is Destroying Our Great Country.

It Is Not Even Clear If Jackpot Jimmy Haas Rescind Both Taxpayer Funded Multi Million Bonus Payments?

Not May People Are Aware That There Are Two Sets Of Bonus Payments

This Is The First Bonus And Covers December 01, 2007 To November 30, 2008 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2009.

Most People Don't Realize That The Clock Is Already Ticking On A Second Round Of Bonus Payments.

The Second Bonus Payments Cover December 01, 2008 To November 30, 2009 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2010.

Lisa, In Your Letter You Say.....

"Hey - reasonable people can argue whether these guys should keep or give up this money."
I Don't Know Of Any Reasonable Person That Would Argue That Jackpot Jimmy Should Keep His Nieghbors Tax Dollars.

In Fact The Greedy Jackpot Jimmys Of This World Considered Working Families That Lost heir Homes To Forclosure A Bunch Of Losers.
Conn. forces AIG bonus recipients to testify
There Are Two Sets Of Bonus Payments.

This Is The First Bonus And Covers December 01, 2007 To November 30, 2008 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2009.

Most People Including Bruce Hunter Don't Realize That The Clock Is Already Ticking On A Second Round Of Bonus Payments.

The Is Second Bonus Payments Cover December 01, 2008 To Novemb
er 30, 2009 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2010.

Next Years Bonus Payments Are A Done Deal
Hearst Newspaper President Steven Swartz Has Doomed His "100 Days Of Change" Initiative To Failure, Because He Continues To Employ An Incompetitant Editor At The Greenwich Time
Apparently, Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Has No Contacts In The CT AG's Office
Hearst Newspaper Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Is A Sleep At The Switch As Out Of Town News Organizations Are Covering The Story In The Greenwich Time's Backyard
Ex- Greenwich Time Managing Editor And Now Hearst Newspaper Reporter Jim "I Like Writting About Beer" Zebora Is Clueless That AIG Lied And Paid Out An Additional 53 Million In Tax Dollars To The Jackpot Jimmys At AIG....
......WHY ISN'T ANYONE LISTENING
TO GREENWICH ROUNDUP

THIS WAS ONLY THE FIRST ROUND
OF BONUS PAYMENTS TO THE AIG FAT CATS

THE CLOCK IS TICKING ON A SECONDT
AXPAYER FUNDED MULTI MILLION DOLLAR
AIG BONUS PAYMENT

Here Is A News Flash For The Incompetent
Bruce Hunter And Jim Zebora:

The AIG Employee Retention Plan That Is Causing
Working Folks Sharpening Their Pitchforks.Has Two Componets
There Are Two Sets Of Bonus Payments

This Is The First Bonus And Covers December 01, 2007 To November 30, 2008 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2009.

Most People Including The Clueless Bruce Hunter Don't Realize That The Clock Is Already Ticking On A Second Round Of Bonus Payments.

The Is Second Bonus Payments Cover December 01, 2008 To November 30, 2009 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2010.

Next Years Taxpayer Funded Bonus Payments Are A Done Deal ..

Be Sure To Read Bonus Bum"Fake Jake" DeSantis' Fine Print:


....On March 16 I received a payment from A.I.G. amounting to $742,006.40, after taxes ......
(Jake DeSantis Is Such An Unethical AIG Bum That He Has Obviously Visited An Accountant To Calculate The Amount Of Taxes To The Penny. DeSantis Is Such A Greedy SOB He Couldn't Add $933.40 Of His Own Money To Make The Taxpayer Funded Package An Even $743,000)


....In light of the uncertainty over the ultimate taxation and legal status of this payment, the actual amount I donate may be less...... (Greedy Con Artist Jake DeSantis Really Has Hug Balls. This AIG Scamster Says I Am Going To Act Like A Big Shot Donating Your Tax Dollars, But If He Miscalculated The Tax Ramifications ..... He Is Going To Use Your Tax Dollars To Pay Any Additional Tax Liability That He May Incur. As Leona Hemsley Said,"Only The Little People Pay Taxes.").....

.....Here Is How The Jake DeSantis Ponzie Scheme Will Probably Work:


First AIG Bum "Fake Jake" DeSantis Will Use Over $250,000.00 Of Your Tax Dollars To Pay His Tax Bill. Then He Will Claim Huge Tax Deductions For Donating $742,006.40 Of Your Tax Dollars To Help Those "Who Are Suffering From The Global Downturn".


Greedy " Fake Jake" DeSantis Will Then Be Able To Carry The The Taxpayer Funded Deduction Forward Three Years, Thus Allowing Him To Pay Virtually No Taxes.


The $742,006.40 Of Mr. Desantists' Neighbors Tax Dollars Will Need To Go Into A Financial Vehicle Like A Private Foundation To Distribute The Tax Dollars.


Of Coarse, There Will Be Expences Involved With Distributing Your Tax Dollars So Greedy "Fake Jake" Desantis Will Have To Be Compensated. Desantis May Even Need To Hire Friends And Family Members To Help Disburse Your Tax Dollars To Help Those "Who Are Suffering From The Global Downturn".


Then There Is Greedy Jake Desantis Mission Of Distributing Your Hard Earned Tax Dollars To Help Those "Who Are Suffering From The Global Downturn".


This Mission Statement Includes Virtually Everybody In The World .... Greedy Jake Desantis' Laws .... Greedy "Fake Jake" Desantis' Golfing Buddy ...... Greedy Jake Desantis' Business Associates ..... Etc.....

.....There Are Two Sets Of Bonus Payments
For "Fake Jake" Desantis And The Other AIG Pirates


This Was Only The First Bonus And Covers December 01, 2007 To November 30, 2008 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2009.


And As We Read Above ..... The Greedy AIG SOB's Like "Fake Jake" Desantis Couldn't Wait Till March 15, 2009 So They Accelerated 25% Of The Bonus To Be Paid In December.


Most People Don't Realize ThatThe Clock Is Already Ticking On ASecond Round Of Bonus Payments For"Fake Jake DeSantis And The Other AIG Pirates:


The Is Second Bonus Payments Cover December 01, 2008 To November 30, 2009 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2010.

03/26/09 Former Greenwich Resident Fake Jake DeSantist: "I didn't do nothin' .... Besides I deserve All That Cash ......"

Eventually, We Will Learn Who The AIG Bonus Bums Are Because New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Is Not Afraid Of AIG.

After Cuomo Releases The Names, Then Resident "Me Too" Richard Blumenthal Will Join The NY Attorney General's Band Wagon

03/26/09 Once Again Greenwich Time Editor Bruce Hunter Is Late To The Party And His Niave Reporter Gets The Story Wrong
MOREOVER:

Fake Jake DeSantist Wont Tell You ThatThe Other AIG Shoe Has Not Dropped Yet.....

WHY ISN'T ANYONE LISTENING TO GREENWICH ROUNDUP

THIS WAS ONLY THE FIRST ROUNDOF BONUS PAYMENTS TO THE AIG FAT CATSLIKE "FAKE JAKE" DESANTIS

THE CLOCK IS TICKING ON A SECOND TAXPAYER FUNDEDAIG BONUS PAYMENT TO "FAKE JAKE" DESANTIS

The AIG Employee Retention Plan Has Two Components
There Are Two Sets Of Bonus Payments

There Are Two Sets Of Bonus Payments
For "Fake Jake" Desantis And The Other AIG Pirates

This Was Only The First Bonus And Covers December 01, 2007 To November 30, 2008 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2009.

And As We Read Above ..... The Greedy AIG SOB's Like "Fake Jake" Desantis Couldn't Wait Till March 15, 2009 So They Accelerated 25% Of The Bonus To Be Paid Last December.

Most People Don't Realize ThatThe Clock Is Already Ticking On ASecond Round Of Bonus Payments For"Fake Jake DeSantis And The Other AIG Pirates:

The Is Second Bonus Payments Cover December 01, 2008 To November 30, 2009 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2010.
Oh, Look Here Is Failed Hearst Newspaper Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Hastily Throwing Up Connecticut Post Reporter Ken Dixon's News Report Up On The Greenwich Time In An Effort To Cover A News Story That Greenwich Roundup Broke Over A Week Ago ......

AG wants no more AIG bonuses - Greenwich Time

$230M in payouts planned

Ken Dixon
Connecticut Post.

HARTFORD -- State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Friday that he will try to stop an estimated $230 million in additional bonuses scheduled for American International Group employees.

And the co-chairmen of the legislative committee looking into the bonuses said they were ready for their next phase of researching the legality of the hefty payouts.

In an interview, Blumenthal said he will ask Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to prevent the bonuses scheduled for March 2010. Blumenthal said he believes that state law does not protect bonuses the way it shelters regular wages under employment contracts.....



Greenwich Roundup Hates To Say
We Told You So, But Damn It ....



We Told You So



"We're writing today to the Fed that in light of the disclosure yesterday that another $230 million will be paid in March of next year to the employees there this year," Blumenthal said.



The Disclosure Yesterday????



Is Greenwich Resident Richard Blumenthal On Drugs ????



Blumenthal's Office Has Known About This For Over A Weak, Because Google Analytics Says His Server Has Logged On To Many Greenwich Roundup Pages That Have Reported This Second Payment All Most Every Day For A Week.

"We are urging the Fed take prompt and aggressive action to protect taxpayer money going to bonuses that seem excessive and unnecessary."

Blumenthal made his remarks after Thursday's hearing before the legislative Banks Committee, in which AIG officials defended the recent $218 million in bonuses paid to executives. The bonuses were funded from the $180 billion taxpayer-funded bailout of the company, which nearly failed under the weight of toxic financial instruments.

"There is a difference between wages and bonuses under our statutes," Blumenthal said. "This compensation seems to have no link to any specific or measurable services or tasks, but rather is at the discretion or latitude of the corporation and should be regarded as a bonus, not a wage, under our statutes."
During a four-hour hearing Thursday, a lawyer for AIG said Connecticut law requires the bonuses or the company could be liable for double the bonus amount, plus legal fees, for each of more than 400 employees.

CT Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk Is Just As Phony As Blumenthal.
Before, AIG Ever Turned Over One Page Of The Retention Contract Over To The State Of Conneticut, Google Analytics Says Bob Duff's Office Was On The Very Pages Greenwich Roundup That Reported The Second Payments.

In a joint statement Friday, Duff and state Rep. Ryan Barry, D-Manchester, co-chairmen of the committee, said the total amount of bonuses over the last two years was about $220 million more than the $232 million widely reported; and there may be additional bonus payments in 2010.

In a joint statement Friday, Duff and state Rep. Ryan Barry, D-Manchester, co-chairmen of the committee, said the total amount of bonuses over the last two years was about $220 million more than the $232 million widely reported; and there may be additional bonus payments in 2010.

"Though that number could be reduced by resignations, it is a significant difference," Duff and Barry said. "In fact, documentation provided indicates that executives put on a personal life vest in the first quarter of 2008 when they knew the ship was starting to sink.

Second, the committee learned that payouts also go to involuntarily terminated employees, or employees who resign with reason, despite the fact that they fall outside the Connecticut Wage Act because those payments appear to be similar to severance payments," the lawmakers said.

They said that documents obtained under subpoena indicate that past employee-retention plans did not have guaranteed payouts.


Greenwich Roundup Is Sick And Tired Of Phoney Politicans Like Bob Duff And Richard Blumenthal Not Giving Propper Credit To Citizen Journalists And Bloggers Who Often Often Break News Stories That The Lazy Mainsteam News Media Is Afraid To Touch.

Greenwich Roundup Is So Mad He Just Might Go And Freedom Of Information Request Blumental And Duffs Server Logs And Resolve Them Right Down To The Computer Used To Access The Greenwich Roundup Pages Reporting On The Second AIG Bonus Payments Due In March Of 2010.

FOR THE RECORD:
CT State Server Logs Are Public Documents That Can Be Aquired Through A Simple Freedom Of Information Request.

For Years Richard "Me Too" Blumental Filed Copy Cat Lawsuits As New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer Acted As The Sherrif Of Wall Street
Now Richard "Me Too" Blumental Is Filing Copy Cat Lawsuits Every Time New York Andrew Cuomo Takes On The Greedy Corporate Bums At AIG
But This Time Richard "Me Too" Blumental Has Gone To Far
When Google Analytics Shows That Blumental's Office Repeatedly Comes To Greenwich Roundup And Takes An Independent AIG News Scoop And Then Showboats With It.
What's Up With
Bob Duff And
Richard "Me Too" Blumental
Pretending That He Uncovered The Information
All By Thier Little Ole' Selves.
All Richard "Me Too" Blumental Does Is Play Copy Cat And Showboat.
If He's Not Copying The New York Attorney General
Then He Is Copying Greenwich Roundup
Maybe Richard "Me Too" Blumenthal Cut And Past His Letter To Bernanke From Greenwich Roundup

Would It Has Been So Hard For Blumenthal

To Say At His AIG Hearing....

"Citizen Journalists And Bloggers Have Been Reporting on the internet That There Is A Second Massive Bonus Payment Scheaduled On March 15th Of 2010..... Is This True? ..... And Remember You Are Under Oath."

One Thing Is For Sure Is That The Mainstream Press Had No Clue About The Second Bonus Payment Until After Yesterdays Hartford Hearing

One Thing Else For Sure Is That Google Analytics Shoes That Bob Duff And Richard "Me Too" Blumenthal Servers Were At All Of The Above Mentioned Greenwich Roundup Articles.

Greenwich Round Up Publicly Challenges Bob Duff And Richard "Me Too" Blumenthal To Show One News Article Or Blog Post Before March 18th 2009 That Mentions The Second Aig Bonus Payments To Be Paid Out On March Of 2010

Bernake Did Not Catch It AIG's Documents

Congress Did Not Catch It In AIG's Documents

Cuomo Did Not Catch It In AIG's Documents

And Duff And Blumenthal Sure As The Hell Did Not Catch It All By Themselves.

It Was An Inside Secret That A Greenwich Roundup Source Provide And We Repeated Almost Daily Until Richard "Me Too" Blumenthal Started Showboating With His Letter To Bernnake.

Let's See If Richard "Me Too" Blumenthal Can Show Us A News Article Or Blog Post That Is Older Than 24 Hours That Even Mentions The Possibility Of A Massive Second AIG Bonus Payment To Be Paid Out In March Of 2010.

Close To 2,000 Unique Visitors A Day Read About The Second AIG Bonus Payment Almost Every Day Right Here At Greenwich Roundup ...... And Some Of Those Of Those Unique Visitors Were Using Bob Duff's And Richard "Me Too" Blumenthal Servers.

Since Richard "Me Too" Blumenthal

Wants Everyone To Think He Is So Sharp.

Let's See If He Can Show Us Where There Was Anything On The Internet, Before at 3/18/2009 02:32:00 AM That Talks About The Secret Second AIG Bonus Payment For March 15th, 2010

It Is Alright With Greenwich Roundup If Richard "Me Too" Blumenthal Wants To Take And Use Information From His Hometown Blog, Greenwich Roundup.

However, Richard "Me Too" Blumenthal

Should Give Credit Where Credit Is Due.

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