Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Prophecy

And yet the wall that has already been built on the border at San Diego doesn't seem to slow down the flow of illegal drugs at all.

Immigration isn't the problem. Immigration is the symptom. And symptoms point to causes.

Will a wall cure the cause or simply delay the cure?

Brick and mortar simply reinforces the division. Increases the hate and the false sense of security as one side can no longer see or understand the storm brewing on the other side.

But most would rather be victimized and encroached upon by the politicians they vote for and the corporations those politicians represent than by refugees who come to us seeking our help. The self-fulfilling prophecy cries out to build the wall. We have no choice.

Developers will tout the safety of living with your backs to the wall, communities will be built there as never before with incentives footing the bill. And the people living in the gated communities along the wall will enjoy the river that was once shared with the other side now left impoverished and dry as the waters are diverted for use only by the rich. Manifest Destiny has deemed it so.

And what was once poor refugees will then be courted and given aid by our enemies as an army is amassed, armed, and trained on lands outside of our control. Build a wall and what are now refugees seeking our our assistance will someday become the world's largest invasion force.

History repeats itself. Imagine a Palestinian Invasion Force that spans a wall 1,989 miles long, reaches from Texas to the tip of South America and a population of 600 Million people-- the current population of Mexico, Central America, and South America combined-- all countries where rich white people and their corporations are forcing people of color to leave. The cost of buying security today at the expense of security tomorrow.

We must build the wall. We must make the prophecy come true.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Is Social Security Safe From The Shutdown?

Like lots of retirees I've begun to wonder how long I can expect my Social Security check to continue to arrive via direct deposit each month so I decided to research the subject.

If you believe the Social Security Administration's claim that there exists a fully funded Social Security Trust Fund then we've nothing to worry about, right?  https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/factsheets/WhatAreTheTrust.htm



But what if you believe the long told story that the Johnson Administration did away with the Social Security Trust Fund and put the money in the General Budget? What then? Is our money still safe? The Social Security Administration replies to that question thusly: https://www.ssa.gov/history/InternetMyths2.html



Sadly that doesn't really tell us if our checks will continue to come or not. You see, a budget must still be approved each year.

But there is good news from the folks at Kiplinger who write: https://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T051-C000-S003-government-shutdown-delay-social-security-benefits.html?fbclid=IwAR0nwOswkVPoJe_zsPCMkRKKapaVhM0bZJsw3dZKexzpGmPIoAecl-qD_UA


"Retirees who depend on their monthly Social Security checks to make ends meet can breathe a sigh of relief: Benefits won't be affected by the partial government shutdown. The Social Security Administration is already funded through September 2019, so services remain in effect and benefits checks will continue to arrive on time, according to the Social Security administration."

But what about after September 2019-- is Social Security still fully funded? From a letter dated September 25, 2018 written by Michelle King, Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance, and Management to Mr Mick Mulvaney, Director Office of Management and Budget: https://www.ssa.gov/agency/shutdown/materials/contingency-plan-09-25-18.pdf




So is the money there or not?

And if the money is there and there is no one working in the Social Security Administration offices come September 2019 will the checks still go out?

That is supposed to be the Social Security Administration's shutdown contingency plan but I'm not sure such a plan really exists and if it does exist is it even workable if there in no one there to do the work. Journalists love to write things like:  https://www.thisisinsider.com/government-shutdown-2018-social-security-checks-still-paid-2018-1

"Funding for the programs under Titles II, XVI, and XVIII of the Social Security Act will continue, even in the event of a lapse in appropriations," the plan says."

But just because the plan says it does that make it so?

Maybe it is time we old folk started demanding answers.












Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Renaissance Community Co-op Is Owned By A Rich White Woman

No, I don't believe that but a lot of folks in East Greensboro do.


That's the rumor that was being spread by East Greensboro community leader, Reverend Gayland Oliver who maintains a business relationship with former Greensboro City Councilman Jim Key and is the founder of the community gardens project on Phillips Avenue in partnership with NC A&T University with 2 greenhouses already built and a third greenhouse planned.

Oliver knew better. He knows everyone involved with the founding of the RCC.

Could such lies have contributed to the downfall of the RCC which announced today it will be closing on January 25, 2019?

Have other local leaders, perhaps other local ministers also worked to turn people away from the RCC?

Why do those who lead us wish us to fail?

And why does the community keep covering for them?




Tuesday, January 1, 2019

To friends and family in Randolph County

"Our water supply is at risk! The Greensboro-Randolph Megasite Foundation, Inc., is asking the Department of the Army for authorization to discharge dredged or fill material into waters of local creeks and ponds surrounding the Megasite. With few exceptions every stream within the Megasite footprint eventually drains into Deep River by way of Sandy Creek. In order to get from Sandy Creek to Deep River, all that water – and any pollutants it carries – must flow into and through Ramseur Lake, where every drop of water we use in Ramseur, and parts of Franklinville and Coleridge, comes from."

-Ramseur Watchdog

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Two Stock Market Pictures; Monday, December 10, 2018; "Instead of higher highs and higher lows, now it looks like lower highs and lower lows" and yesterday's close, and stuff I ran across in between


Monday, December 10, 2018

Instead of higher highs and higher lows, now it looks like lower highs and lower lows;

https://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2018/12/instead-of-higher-highs-and-higher-lows.html
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And yesterday's close, after a pop up to a lower high, leading to a much lower low;
























Sunday, December 23, 2018

Will Trump Bail Out Downtown Greensboro?

I recently read that President Trump is sending $100 Million Dollars to what would be named Opportunity Zones to help impoverished communities become well... less impoverished. Not knowing where these Opportunity Zones might be I started doing some searches.

As reported by the New York Times:

"The zones are urban, rural and suburban census tracts, designated by governors and approved by the Treasury Department, that either are high in poverty or border high-poverty areas."

Let's not forget that Downtown Greensboro borders more than one high poverty area in East and South Greensboro.

 And let's not forget that the Greensboro City Council has close ties to our Democratic governor in Raleigh who will decide which Greensboro neighborhoods are most eligible.

Leaving us to wonder just how much Greensboro's noted Downtown Developers donated to both the Trump and Cooper campaigns.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Aenbr Nood's first bubble, and then the next

In 1999, after working at J. C. Bradford on the corner of Elm and Cornwallis in Greensboro, North Carolina, Aenbr Nood, the son a Phd. Nuclear Engineer who taught him what a normal Price to Earnings ratio was supposed to be for a publicly traded stock, found the US financial markets way out of whack.

When the top topped in 2000 after surviving the Y2K scare, which ended up as a relatively non-event, he set up his investment portfolios at Merrill Lynch in downtown Greensboro to sell stocks if they fell by a certain amount, most of which was about 10% down from peaks, thinking just about everything equity was way overvalued.

It's documented.

Instead of becoming a hero, Aenbr became a zero to his co-workers who didn't get their clients out, especially after Nood started bringing in a lot of new assets under management and showing off about it.

Aenbr got fired in early 2001, after getting into a confrontation with a connected local politician and Investment Broker competitor at work.

That's what got him interested in Greensboro politics, which led him to find a corrupt crony cesspool of grifters controlling our community's government in 2009, after he successfully navigated the following financial crisis.
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On 3/13/2007, Aenbr Nood purchased shares of SDS in his personal account.  SDS is a leveraged inverse Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), whose objective is to rise 2% for every 1% the S&P 500 falls.  In the fourth quarter of 2008 he sold SDS in two blocks, realizing a total gain of about 51%.

 “Shorting” means making an investment that increases in value when other “long” investments fall.

In July, 2007, he shorted Bear Stearns and closed the position with a 97% profit on 3/7/2008.  He shorted Pulte Homes, KB Homes and Lennar, and realized about a 65% gain.  During 2008, he executed short trades in Goldman Sachs, Capital One, MBIA, Merrill Lynch, Moody’s and State Street Corporation, as well as buying and selling inverse ETF’s covering financials and real estate.

The solid blue lines on the performance report charts show how much more these clients made and\or lost compared to the dotted lines below which represent selected indices at the time;


He was one of the only advisors at Wells Fargo who did well in the downturn.  Many of his clients entered into many similar trades at relatively the same time as the account performance reports show, which illustrate some of the best un-audited Asset Advisor performance reports in his book of business as of June, 2010.


He worked as a financial advisor since 1993, taught CPA and attorney financial ethics in North Carolina for 10 years.



On 3/31/2009, total assets under management in Aenbr's book of business was $35,595,572.83, including both fiduciary and non fiduciary accounts.  He had more than 60 Asset Advisor accounts, where financial advisers are legally obligated to act in the best interest of clients.


These accounts were governed by the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, which requires stock brokers be held to fiduciary standards for advisory accounts, requiring financial advisers to act solely in the best interest of their clients.  Advisers must disclose any conflict, or potential conflict to their clients prior to and during a business engagement.


Both Wachovia and Wells Fargo borrowed from the Federal Reserve's Term Auction Facility (TAF), whose loans were not disclosed to the public until December 1, 2010, subsequent to congressionally mandated legislation and civil legal action.

Wachovia, Wells Fargo, KPMG, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Federal Reserve amongst others illegally misled Wachovia’s shareholders.  Nood disseminated inaccurate advice to clients whose accounts were governed by the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, based on information audited by KPMG and withheld by Wachovia and Wells Fargo’s executive management.  His clients and Wachovia shareholders lost as insiders profited from material undisclosed information.

He executed trades unaware of the Federal Reserve’s secret loans and the Treasury’s largess, as the companies he worked for as well as many others did not disclose material information in their securities filings, even though insiders profited from equity and stock option transactions.

After the first half of 2009, his personal and client investment performance suffered as markets went relatively strait back up in defiance of fundamentals and common sense, as many who were aware of undisclosed material information profited.


As he did not understand what was happening at the time, Nood took many client accounts to cash to curtail losses.  Most of his clients did not participate in the run up in the financial markets, which partly rose in response to massive undisclosed liquidity provided by the Federal Reserve.



According to Bloomberg News, on March 27, 2008, Wachovia borrowed $3.5 billion from the Federal Reserve’s Term Auction Facility (TAF) which was not disclosed to the firm’s shareholders and not reported in the company’s legally required SEC securities filings.


Bloomberg compiled and reported “21,000 transactions” from 2008 and 2009, ...obtained under the Freedom of Information Act” from the Federal Reserve, on August 22, 2011, including undisclosed loans to Wachovia and Wells Fargo amongst others which appears to include BB&T and Ally Financial, formerly GMAC.

The information has been taken down by Bloomberg

Not reporting Federal Reserve material borrowings, credit lines, terms and interest rates is a violation of Sarbanes/Oxley laws, and not informing employees who managed advisory accounts was a violation of fiduciary duties described in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

KPMG was/is the auditor for both Wachovia and Wells Fargo.


An SEC interpretation states: "Many financial institutions, such as thrifts and banks, are receiving financial assistance in connection with federally assisted acquisitions or restructurings...If these or any other types of federal financial assistance have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to have a material future effect upon, financial condition or results of operations, the [Management Discussion and Analysis] should provide disclosure of the nature, amounts, and effects of such assistance..." http://www.sec.gov/rules/interp/33-6835.htm


On July 22, 2008, Wachovia’s new CEO Robert Steel purchased 1,000,000 shares of Wachovia’s stock as the company’s TAF borrowing reached $12.5 billion, which appears not to have been disclosed in securities filings.

If Mr. Steel was “the principal adviser…on matters of domestic finance and led the [U.S. Treasury] department's activities regarding the U.S. financial system, fiscal policy and operations” before becoming Wachovia’s CEO in July, 2008, how could he not have known and acted on undisclosed material information?

Mr. Steel was at least aware of Wachovia’s Federal Reserve loans since July, 2012, if not undisclosed loans to multiples of other firms.

The Federal Reserve approved Wachovia’s merger with Wells Fargo on October 12, knowing of unreported Fed loans to both companies.

Wells Fargo's purchase of Wachovia closed on December 31, 2008.  The Wall Street Journal reported "about $100 billion in wealth disappeared from the Carolinas alone when Wachovia collapsed."


Wachovia’s shareholders were misled by Wachovia and Wells Fargo’s management, KPMG, and at least the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury Department.  The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which he have taught in ethics courses for CPAs and others over the last 10 years, requires executive officers and directors to personally attest that SEC securities filings have been personally reviewed and financial statements fairly present, in all material respects, a company’s financial condition.

Financial information in press releases or other public disclosures must not “contain an untrue statement” or omit a statement of  material fact necessary to make statements not misleading.


After not reporting Federal Reserve loans and purchasing Wachovia’s shares while in possession of undisclosed material inside information, the CEO wrote "I, Robert K. Steel, certify that:  I have reviewed this Quarterly Report ...for the quarter ended September 30, 2008 of Wachovia  ...this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report..."


Wachovia stock price on date of first TAF loan: 3/27/2008 - Last Trade: 27.07

Wachovia price on date of completed merger with Wells: 12/31/2008 - Last Trade: 5.54

As of January 31, 2008, there were 1,981,983,990 Wachovia shares outstanding.

27.07 - 5.54 = 21.53 x 1,981,983,990 = $42,672,115,304.70 Wachovia market capitalization lost between the first undisclosed TAF loan and Wells merger.

After most of Wachovia’s shareholders were locked into losses on completion of the merger, Mr. Steel ended up far better off knowing what most didn’t.  On June 22, 2010, Robert Steel was appointed Deputy Mayor for Economic Development by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  According to Morningstar data, Mr. Steel owned 601,903 shares of Wells Fargo in 2010, which would be worth $20,446,644.91 as of October 26, 2012.

The CEOs and CFOs of America’s largest banks certified their reports didn’t contain any material misstatements or omissions.  External auditors attested to the assessments.


Some banks which received Federal Reserve loans disclosed details in their securities filings, like Union Bank & Trust and Peoples Bank of North Carolina.  Wachovia’s, Wells Fargo’s and multiples of other firm's securities filings did not account for the loans, total credit lines, interest rates, collateral pledged or amounts of loans outstanding as other banks did.

Wachovia shareholders lost money as a select few profited from material insider information illegally provided, enabled and consented to by US taxpayer funded government regulatory authorities, elected officials, political appointees and employees.


On Nov 28, 2011, Bloomberg published “Secret Fed Loans Gave Banks Undisclosed $13B,” which stated “The Federal Reserve and the big banks fought for more than two years to keep details of the largest bailout in U.S. history a secret.  ...Bankers didn't mention that they took tens of billions of dollars in emergency loans at the same time they were assuring investors their firms were healthy.”

Bloomberg estimated the profits from the undisclosed Federal Reserve Loans was $878.2 million for Wells Fargo, and $149.4 million for Wachovia.

Aenbr reported the information through Wells Fargo’s internal anonymous/confidential ethics line in early December, 2011, with an external email address and phone number, after which he was contacted on multiple occasions by investigators on my company email and phone.

Most of the staff at Greensboro's News and Record knew and did nothing.

The contact evidence was provided to Wells Fargo executives in violation of Nood's confidentiality, which was sealed by Judge William Osteen, at Greensboro's federal court.

The former Sheriff of Guilford County knew and did nothing.

On January 4, 2012, an email in response to his ethics line complaint from a Senior Investigative Agent and Vice President from Wells Fargo Corporate Investigations said “Please confer with your manager if you feel the need, but our case is closed.”

Greensboro's current and former mayors knew and did nothing.

Realizing his anonymity was compromised and his family’s safety at risk after the first internal ‘investigation’ was ‘closed’, Aenbr took the issues to his local manager, after which Wells Fargo's executive management enlisted an outside ‘independent’ investigator who promptly found no merit to his assertions, William Lindsay Osteen Jr., United States District Judge of the United States, District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina sealed the evidence from public disclosure, protecting the financial industry and the nation's plutocracy.

Aenbr Nood's former colleagues knew and did nothing. 

Thinking he could mitigate personal risk by contacting regulatory authorities, Aenbr filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) DC Office of the Whistleblower amongst others which went nowhere.  He then filed with the NC Secretary of State Securities Division, who investigated and referred files to Atlanta's SEC and FINRA offices.

And then nothing.

American regulatory authorities wouldn't say whether a case exists or if a case is opened or closed, even though Nood contacted the government during and after interactions with Wells Fargo management, leaving himself and loved ones at risk of reprisal.

Congressman Mark Walker knew and did nothing.

Wachovia and Wells Fargo’s executive management misled taxpayers, shareholders and Congress concerning material information.  In doing so, executives violated fiduciary duties to the firms financial advisers and their clients while gaming executive compensation at the expense of Wachovia shareholders.

The US Government and regulators approved of insider trading and securities fraud involving Federal Reserve loans no one knew about except for a select few including many at the top who profited.

It's happening again.

After Aenbr made everything public, the powers that be had little interest in addressing the issue, which would implicate most of the boards and executives at the largest financial institutions, their auditors and our captured regulatory infrastructure.

And it's happening again.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Ramseur Attempts Greensboro Style Censorship

Rumors are flying that the nearby Town of Ramseur, Town Council is seeking to hire attorneys to force the exposure of administrators of a local Facebook group in an attempt to close the group and censor public opinion there.




Now the Ramseur Town Council has someone else to sic their lawyers on. And being the City of Greensboro, numerous lawyers, and several politicans backed down from me I doubt they have a chance.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Is This The End For Greensboro Mobster Rocky Scarfone?

Clicking on Rocky Scarfone will prove to you that this writer has never been a fan of the notorious "Greensboro business man" who was once held in high esteem by Greensboro's movers and shakers who are always ready to jump in bed with any con man who talks the talk no matter what his history of violence and crime.

Scarfone was so scared of the negative exposure from my 13 chapters documenting his life of crime that he backed down on his threats to sue me after hiring attorneys Rossabi, Black & Slaughter in 2014.

And now in an article titled, Rossabi Sues Scarfone Over Legal Fees, John Hammer of the Rhino Times writes:



Anyone who would do business with Rocky Scarfone is a fool.

No, Rocky will be around for a very long time because greed makes people stupid.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

On Roy Carroll's net worth, paying off Center Pointe, debt and rent inflation

On November 17, 2018, the News and Record's Richard M. Barron wrote "MAN AT THE TOP
Greensboro developer Roy Carroll oversees an empire".

Barron writes "The plain-spoken Carroll uses a personal touch to keep his $2.4 billion company running" and "Carroll owns a company worth $2.4 billion in existing properties and planned projects, a private jet, boat, Ferraris, downtown penthouse and homes on the coast and in Florida".

On February 2, 2018, Business North Carolina's Mark Tosczak wrote "ROY CARROLL II BUILDS AN EMPIRE OF ‘STICKS AND BRICKS’", which states "Carroll estimates his portfolio has a market value of $3.5 billion, including $2.3 billion in completed apartments, mixed-use projects, self-storage facilities and raw land. He says he carries debt roughly equal to about half of his portfolio, which stretches across the Southeast to Texas."

There are two different numbers quoted by Mr. Carroll within the same year.

Roy told Tosczak his portfolio's "market value is $3.5 billion, with "debt roughly equal to about half", which would come out to about $1.75 billion

Barron's account doesn't mention debt, but says "Carroll's $2.4 billion company".

If Roy owns a company worth $2.4 billion, and his debt is $1.75 billion, he's 'only' worth $2.4 - $1.75 = $650 million, or $3.5 - $1.75 = $1.75 billion.

Superyacht Fan puts "Roy Carroll’s net worth is estimated at more than USD 500 million. Some sources even mention a US $1 billion net worth."

Of Center Pointe's debt, Richard Barron wrote "Carroll asked his chief financial officer if the company had enough money to pay off the $22 million. He did, taking money that most developers would hold back for other projects and paying off Center Pointe.

“If you had a room full of Harvard MBAs, they would tell you to keep your powder dry for that time when you’re coming out the backside of the recession because that’s when you make your money on real estate,” Carroll said. “You go out and you shop with that $22 million.”

Carroll paid off First Horizon, Carolina Bank and High Point Bank, but he was surprised by the nonchalant response.

“They said, ‘OK,’ ” Carroll recalled. “I’m, like, really? That’s all I get? I mean, you’ve got all these other condo projects and people are giving them back to you and I’m sitting here telling you I’m going to pay you off."

Mark Tosczak wrote "On Dec. 1, 2009, Roy Carroll contemplated the $22 million he still owed to three banks for Center Pointe, a signature redevelopment project in downtown Greensboro...", and "While proceeds from condo sales had whittled Carroll’s $33 million project loan, he still owed $22 million, with the loan due for refinancing.

“So that morning,” Carroll says, “I’m like, ‘You know, I think I’m just going to pay that loan off, that $22 million.’”

If Mr. Carroll was in a bind on a specific project, with what was likely large amounts of equity lines available on other debt financing instruments elsewhere within his portfolio, the story of his paying off the Center Pointe debt appears to be something of a farce, especially the way Richard Barron left out his debt load relative to the total size of his portfolio.

Both articles cite Robbie Perkins and High Point University President Nido Qubein as character witnesses, while both do business with Carroll.

The Rhino Times articles with Roy at the top of the money list can't be found.

 "According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for rent of primary residence were 73.33% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $733.26 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Rent experienced an average inflation rate of 3.10% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, rent costing $1,000 in the year 2000 would cost $1,733.26 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase."

Neither article mentions landlords like Roy Carroll have taken advantage of rents rising significantly since the last financial crises, and how low interest rates not available to most subsidized Roy's ascent into the 1% class.

Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Justin Outling, Marikay Abuzuaiter, Yvonne Johnson, Robbie Perkins, Marlene Sanford and Roy Carroll among others, made rentals in Greensboro less safe for profit and power

Robbie Perkins worked/funded/led the effort to eliminate local rental inspections state wide via Roy Carroll and other's funding and membership in TREBIC, all of whom are also partially responsible for the deaths of 5 kids on Summit Avenue

Roy has 11,440 apartments

What Richard Barron didn't mention in his News and Record article on Greensboro, North Carolina being the 7th largest renter eviction city in the nation, compared to the very media's often comparison; Greenville, South Carolina

https://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2018/05/what-richard-barron-didnt-mention-in.html

On the Rhino Times Greensboro City Council endorsements for Roy Carroll

https://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2017/11/on-rhino-times-greensboro-city-council.html

On Greensboro's TPAC and some obviously bogus math from advocates who stand to profit

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/08/on-greensboros-tpac-and-some-obviously.html

Greensboro council, including Tony Wilkins, voted to increase taxes upon the City's poor to give a parking deck to Tuggle Duggins and Roy Carroll

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2017/09/greensboro-council-to-consider-taxing.html

"North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/12/north-carolina-is-no-longer-classified.html
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Roy Carroll and Robbie Perkins are some of our community's biggest HB2 supporters;

Contributors to State Senator Phil Berger

Robbie Perkins, former mayor of Greensboro
Marty Kotis, developer, Kotis Properties, UNC Board of Governors
Roy Carroll, developer, The Carroll Companies
Vanessa Carroll, wife of developer Roy Carroll

Contributors to State Senator John Faircloth

Nido Qubein, President High Point University
Roy Carroll, developer, The Carroll Companies
Robbie Perkins, former mayor of Greensboro

Contributors to State Senator Trudy Wade

Zack Matheny, President, Downtown Greensboro Incorporated
Marty Kotis, developer, Kotis Properties, UNC Board of Governors
Roy Carroll, Carroll Companies
Robbie Perkins, former mayor of Greensboro

Contributors to State House Representative John Hardister

Robbie Perkins, former mayor of Greensboro
Marty Kotis, developer, Kotis Properties, UNC Board of Governors

https://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2017/10/so-what-have-you-done-allen-johnson.html

Greensboro council voted to increase taxes upon the City's poor to give a parking deck to Tuggle Duggins and Roy Carroll

https://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2017/09/greensboro-council-to-consider-taxing.html

DGI, Jim Westmoreland, Nancy Vaughan, Zack Matheny, Tuggle Duggans, Roy Carroll and the Triad Good Government PAC

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/05/city-of-greensboro-information-request.html

When in doubt, buy a newspaper and buy as many local politicians as possible, by Roy Carroll and John Hammer

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/02/when-in-doubt-buy-newspaper-and-buy-as.html

Questions for High Point's City Counsel, BB&T, Nido Quebein and Roy Carroll

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2017/09/questions-for-high-points-city-counsel.html

Rhino Times John Hammer shills for Justin Outling and the rest of Roy Carroll's minions on City Council

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2017/08/rhino-times-john-hammer-shills-for.html

Roy Carroll + PAC = Greensboro City Council = $1,000 for Goldie Wells

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2017/07/roy-carroll-pac-greensboro-city-council.html

Hartzman's prepared statement on John Hammer, Roy Carroll and the Rhino Times, from last night's City Council meeting

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2014/12/hartzmans-prepared-statement-on-john.html

The News and Record's Richard Barron on $2.3 million Greensboro taxpayer dollars for Jim Melvin, Sam Simpson, David Powell, Roy Carroll and friends

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-news-and-records-richard-barron-on.html

RH Barringer, Nido Qubein and Roy Carroll's political contributions to North Carolina Representative John Faircloth, a bigot who voted to discriminate against NC employees

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/04/rh-barringer-nido-qubein-and-roy.html

Congratulations Roy Carroll, Tuggle Duggins's Mike Fox and John Hammer.

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/06/city-council-give-away-june-16-2015.html

How much did the city spend to get the sewer line installed under I-40 for Roy Carroll's AMEX backup data center project?

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-much-did-city-spend-to-get-sewer.html

An act of Cowardice by John Hammer for Roy Carroll: "Breaking The Government Monopoly On Inspections"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2014/12/an-act-of-cowardice-by-john-hammer-for.html

Roy Carroll's Tony Wilkins stealth donation via the Triad Good Government PAC

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/02/roy-carrolls-tony-wilkins-stealth.html

Roy Carroll funneling money to Nancy Vaughan via the Triad Good Government PAC

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/02/roy-carroll-funneling-money-to-nancy.html

Crony Journalism Personified; Roy Carroll, John Hammer and Mike Barber

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2014/12/crony-journalism-personified-fuck-roy.html

The News and Record's Allen Johnson and Susan Ladd on Trudy Wade's Roy Carroll initiative to lower minority [Democrat] influence on Greensboro's City Council

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/02/mash-up-news-and-records-allen-johnson.html