Part Nine of the “Fall Guys” Mike Smith gets to wear a wire

In March of l991 a young FBI agent named T. J. Roberts came out from Boston and started probing into the bank failure. The bank was on its last legs and he threw himself in subpoenaing everything relevant from the bank. During the 1991 and 1992 period, there was a lot of apprehension that some … Continue reading Part Nine of the “Fall Guys” Mike Smith gets to wear a wire

Goodbye

The sun is blazing outside, high tide is about one pm, and I am sitting here in our winter quarters near San Diego wondering what to do about kirbyontheloose. My higher power tells me that I have had a good run over the last three years, reporting on Northampton issues that no one else wants … Continue reading Goodbye

No to occupation

Over the last months I have been pushed gently by a number of my friends to become involved in the Occupy Northampton movement, but my response was tepid. I was out there in front of Thornes Market the first day, dutifully shouted out various slogans when prompted, and attended an organizational meeting of Occupy sympathizers … Continue reading No to occupation

A managing director with a past: a 1999 arrest, a foreclosure and involvement in a Bermuda land scheme raises questions about Opal Development.

Due diligence, according to Wikipedia, is a term used for a number of concepts involving either an investigation of a business or person prior to signing a contract, or to depict an act done with a certain standard of care. It can be legally mandated, but more commonly applies to voluntary investigations where someone buying … Continue reading A managing director with a past: a 1999 arrest, a foreclosure and involvement in a Bermuda land scheme raises questions about Opal Development.