More and more, the NYSE is coming under heavy fire. Today: "The $138 billion California Public Employees Retirement System sued the New York Stock Exchange and the specialist firms that operate there on Tuesday, claiming the system by which stocks are bought and sold on the exchange is regularly abused and nothing is ever done about it. " Now I was suspicious before that Grasso engineered his own ouster by taking the money in such a blatent fashion. At this point, I figure he, being of sound mind and body, knew it was gonna hit the fan and needed a 'hole in the ground' to crawl into. Padded with the 139 million of course. Yeah, makes sense to me.