Thursday, December 31, 2015

Once again, Roy Carroll's John Hammer inaccurate, slanderous libel against a critic of the Rhino Times

It happened on Oct. 13, in an email from Greensboro’s Donnie Turlington
 informing George Hartzman and myself 
that “the City’s Deferred Compensation Committee 
has replaced two funds being dropped by (city retirement plan provider) 
ICMA-RC with two low-expense index funds offered by Vanguard.”

The cost of a “small cap” fund choice for city employees 
fell from 1.24 percent per year to 0.10 percent per year. 

If there’s $10 million invested for participants in the fund through the plan, 
they will save about $114,000 per year.

"The focus was so lost that Vaughan scheduled George Hartzman to speak at a work session.

Which ended up saving Greensboro's employees money
in the City's 457 ICMA-RC retirement plan
by guilting City staff into placing low cost index funds 
into investment options,
dramatically reducing participant costs.

Hartzman is known for frequently haranguing the council when speaking from the floor at City Council meetings.

Hartzman is known for calling out John Hammer
for being Roy Carroll's pawn at City Council meetings
and pointing out the Rhino Times false circulation claims  

His conspiracy theories would make a conspiracy theorist blush.

Like how Roy Carroll makes City Council campaign contributions
via the Triad Good Government PAC

Like how Roy Carroll got Water and Sewer for his new hotel
in a Council meeting consent agenda

Like how Roy Carroll got a $2 million sewer line dug under I-40
for his Amex land sale and adjoining property

The Rhino under-reports incentive deals
related to Roy Carroll's friends or Roy,

and scrutinizes deals that compete with Roy and friends

Like how Roy Carroll helped install Zack Matheney to DGI

Like how Roy Carroll may stand to profit from the Megasite
Water and Sewer deal

To invite him in to speak for 30 minutes when the City Council couldn’t find time to discuss the budget was nothing short of bizarre."
This is what winning reads like for those who oppose the status quo; City of Greensboro ICMA-RC 457 retirement plan edition

As Roy and Hammer appear to have no problems misleading voters, city taxpayers, their advertisers and East Greensboro, I believe they misled Greensboro's firefighters and police officers invested in the city's 457 retirement plan.

It seems John doesn't care if Greensboro's trash collectors, transportation workers and those who work in this building are overcharged, as long as John goes after Roy's business and political competitors while trashing his enemies.

John Hammer reported that "consultants are not free and the city has already spent a bundle proving" the federal government's plan for 4.6 million employees isn't better than the city's retirement plan, yet the city has yet to produce any documentation showing it paid for a consultant or that what I presented was incorrect.

subject: RE: I was told by Joe Killian in front of Susan Ladd there was to be a story on the 457 plan

Roy Carroll's Rhino Times questionable circulation subsidized by Greensboro's taxpayers

How Greensboro's City Council shafted the City's employees with Zack Matheny's help

George Hartzman's, Greensboro City Council Candidate address, June 16, 2015

If you want Roy Carroll, Marty Kotis, Jim Melvin and Koury to own City Council, vote for one of the other candidates.

If you want to pick the winner of this vote for personal political and financial advantage, I am not your man.

If you want to unethically rubber stamp tonight's DGI budget funding Zack Matheny's new job, I am not the guy.

If you want to keep lining Roy Carroll and John Hammer's pockets with taxpayer funded Rhino Times Coliseum ads based on what appears to be bogus, undisclosed circulation statistics...

If you don't want the public to know what private interests stand to profit from millions spent outside the city on the Megasite deal...

Communications between Roy Carroll's Rhino's John Hammer and the City of Greensboro's Donnie Turlington on the Rhino's Circulation numbers

If City taxpayers are paying for Rhino ads
under the impression they reach 70,000 readers weekly
and it's not true, 
taxpayers have been harmed by overpaying for ads
based on false advertising.

City Council Give Away; June 16, 2015; $188,280.87 of water and sewer for Roy Carroll hidden in item 9 of the consent agenda for Greensboro's City Council meeting

Per a City of Greensboro employee who was at the meeting and received information, this [ICMA-RC] pirt request is incomplete.

Is Roy Carroll an egomaniac, a narcissist or a Megalomaniac?

John Hammer is financially illiterate

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

Rhino Times, Yes Weekly and Triad City Beat Advertisement Efficacy Update for May 27 - June 3

John "Roy Carroll" Hammer isn't actually covering Jim Melvin and David Powell's Megasite project?

If Greensboro's Taxpayers paid for one of 7.625 Roy Carroll's Rhino Times pages of Advertisements last week...

Roy Carroll's Rhino Times questionable circulation subsidized by Greensboro's taxpayers

John Hammer is a lobbyist and propagandist
for what looks like a fellow with narcissistic and fascistic tendencies.

Rhino Times; N.C. Gen. Stat § 75-1.1: Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices Under North Carolina Law

Roy Carroll's billboard next to his Bee Safe storage business
used to says the Rhino Times has over 70,000 readers for each issue.

After some rough math 
which both Roy Carroll and John Hammer declined comment on, 
I found it likely the Rhino has been misleading Greensboro's taxpayers,
as Matt Brown runs a weekly Coliseum ad.

If City taxpayers are paying for Rhino ads
under the impression they reach 70,000 readers weekly
 and it's not true, 
taxpayers and the Rhino's advertisers are overpaying via false advertising.

Inflating circulation is a form of theft, 
as advertising rates are based largely on circulation.

The City of Greensboro 
and anyone else doing business with Roy Carroll 
should immediately suspend any advertising, 
payments or barter agreements with the Rhino
until this issue is cleared up.

How can the Rhino claim to have 70,000 weekly readers if Roy is only distributing about 17,500 issues per week, many of which don't get read?

If the Rhino uses a false claim of 70,000 readers per week
to sell advertisements to City taxpayers, 
Roy Carroll violated 
N.C. Gen. Stat § 75-1.1: 
Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices Under North Carolina Law

Compare Sam Simpson and Zack Matheny's current exploits to; 12/31/13; "Robbie Perkin's 9,000 acres, Project Haystack, "Incentives" and the Rhino Times"

On Roy Carroll etc...

Kill The Rhino Times

On June 11, 2007,
Zack Matheny voted for a rezoning for Carroll Capital Investments, LLC,
represented by Robbie Perkins, for Roy Carroll.

Zack received $1,000 from Mr. Carroll's PAC on 10/30/07.

Mr. Carroll also gave $1,000 checks to Robbie, etc...,

as he garnered about $4 million in tax breaks for Center Point.

Hartzman on Roy Carroll, John Hammer and Trudy Wade's City Council Redistricting

Hartzman's Rhino Times Hate Speech and Generalization Watch, January 15, 2014 Edition

Rhino Times lied to its Greensboro readership

George Hartzman on the Rhino Times, John Hammer, Roy Carroll and Journalism Ethics

John Hammer's use of "liberal" is pejoritave and a sweeping generalization

Hartzman's Retirement Plan Whistle; City of Greensboro Edition, located on the City's Server

A couple financial experts on the City of Greensboro's ICMA-RC 457 plan

A July 1, 2015 open letter to Greensboro City Councilman Tony Wilkins from some anonymous City employees invested in ICMA-RC's 457 Retirement Plan, who fear retaliation, without a response from the City

George Hartzman believes City of Greensboro Manager Jim Westmorland and Assistant Manager Mary Vigue violated the City's Code of Ethics

Please help save $35,122,520 for City of Greensboro employees

From a currently employed ICMA-RC employee on not getting enough extra revenue producing "Managed Accounts"

On a City of Greensboro Whistleblower Employee Who Can't

George Hartzman's ICMA-RC 457 retirement plan presentation, data source and Jodi Riddleberger News and Record article

The City of Greensboro refusing legitimately asked for information and Davenport's Ted Oliver contact with Rick Lusk on the City's 457 plan fees after Jodi Riddleberger's News and Record article

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

Nancy Vaughan (D) Pre Election Campaign Finance Report; (R) Marty Kotis - $1,000 and Roy Carroll

Both Roy and Marty got a free street and hundreds of thousands in taxpayer paid for benefits via Nancy Vaughan and the rest of City Council over the last two years, and they want to keep it going.

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

Guess who Mike Barber works for?

Guess who Tony Wilkins works for?

Guess who owns Jamal Fox? Crony Capitalists in Greensboro Edition

"Consider Greensboro's News Media.

If developers pay for water and sewer extensions, why did we just pay for Roy Carroll and Marty Kotis' ?