EXCLUSIVE!! GREYLOCK OFFICER: ‘STRACUZZI RECEIVED NO BUYOUT’ …A RIOT OF EMERALDS or A THOUGHT UPON WHICH NEARLY ALL WILL AGREE … ‘THE RED WHEELBARROW’ STILL GLISTENS IN THE RAIN WATER … plus … A CIPHER!! WHO CAN SOLVE IT?
By DAN VALENTI
PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary and Everything
(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012) — For the first time since the scandal broke in 2010, a senior Greylock Federal Credit Union has gone on the record about the circumstances surrounding former CEO Angelo Stracuzzi‘s exit from the company.
The key question have always been: Did Stracuzzi resign or was he fired? Did he leave with a golden parachute or not?
Greylock: Stracuzzi Didn’t Receive a Cent
Today, Mark Mancari, who heads a Greylock branch office in Pittsfield, told THE PLANET: “Mr. Stracuzzi resigned in June 2010 and received no buy out or additional compensation from the credit union.” Mancari made his comment in the response section in answer to a post from Ray Ovac, one of THE PLANET’s regular contributors.
Mancari’s public revelation marks the first time a Greylock official had say anything by way of detail about the circumstances of Stracuzzi’s exit. The next question, of course, is this: Did Greylock present Stracuzzi with an offer he couldn’t refuse, along the lines of: “If you don’t resign, we will prosecute?” Another query would be: “Do you believe the company when it says the Greylock board of directors had no knowledge of Stracuzzi’s criminal record regarding underage males following the incident happening in July 2005 and up to the time when the news made headlines?
If Mancari is supplying accurate information, we would commend Greylock for not rewarding Stracuzzi for his heinous actions. One does wonder about the exact terms of his exit. Again, a credit union is not a privately held company. It is owned by members, and it has a responsibility of transparency to them.
THE GREEN THAT GREETED US
Zounds! We have discovered a sentiment upon which the vast majority of readers can agree. Who cannot be affected in a beautiful way by the explosion of green that greeted us following the rains of yesterday? The sweet heavens let loose their much needed tears upon the powdery ground, and the Secret Life of Plants recognized the gift. Plants possess an intelligence we have yet learn to measure, but if we someday can, we shall discover adaptive genius that would make Mensa’s greatest member seem like a dunce.
We walked along a side road this a.m. — woods mostly, and yet close to home — and lost our breath from the riot of emerald. If you wish to know the color of a new beginning, get yourself out today on some wooded and planted path. Open your eyes and let it sink in as far as you will allow. You will come from the encounter the better for it.
‘They Abide. They Will Not be Denied’
Plants and trees give more than oxygen and take in more than carbon dioxide. They present examples of endurance and determination. I saw a glowing, green shoot that thrust its way through asphalt. I saw buds emerging from a branch. They persist. They abide. They will not be denied.
So much to love in the early morning, where heaven bolds its breath and hears the beating of Love’s own breast — where round the secret of all spheres all angels lay their wings to rest (Rossetti).
LESS IS MORE
Now, THE PLANET presents this gem of minimalism.
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THE RED WHEELBARROW
By William Carlos Williams
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
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This is one of the top five poems ever written in the English language in the past 200 years. We shall withhold our interpretation, except to say, ”No ideas but in things.”
THE KEY: MEN DANCE ROUND THE RING AND SUPPOSE …
Both for the conveyance of an urgent message and in the name of fun, THE PLANET presents this cipher. It contains a startling, relevant, and true message directed at a specific party. Such is our confidence at the encryption that we share it openly:
gl qlbup7w // ax2m // 1 5;k pqkef // ncaabo // bfew24 mzcx // vmbn // 5lipsi13 // flghlyor gjq207′ fhl // wh’195j bg loe4 // fgt7o go bq ro 367 bo qn // plaa abba bab aba aaabbbaa 16 16 16 16 16
Let he who has ears, hear. Let he who has eyes, see.
MORE COMING LATER ON TODAY. STAY TUNED. BACON AND EGGS … BACON OR SHAKESPEARE … THE PUBLISHED PLAYS CONTAIN CIPHERED MESSAGES.
“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”
LOVE TO ALL.