And, surprisingly, my personal mantra which I actually live by on a daily basis as evidenced by the fact that the FTI toolbox solely consists of 2 hammers: one big, the other bigger;
Monday, July 30, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The fact that one side was left out of the estate which is now approaching one Billion dollars creates the conditions for strange lawsuits, family squabbling, and just plain bizarre behavior. Of course, none of this is new to the Jackson's, but, you would think they have enough dignity to keep it a bit more private and not to play out in public.
We all have family members a bit different. We all sometimes think that our family is a bit strange. None of us, though, experience or come close to approaching the type of behavior of the Jackson's. They truly are the standard.
Monday, July 23, 2012
During our periodic visit to Superior Court, the judge this past Friday ruled to increase the bond level necessary to guarantee that our judgment is satisfied. He failed, however, to set an amount by setting the matter over until September21 to allow a ruling by the State Court of Appeals whether this whole mess is even going to advance at all. If so, he will determine a number and rule accordingly. If not, this whole mess is over and we collect what is in the kitty and get an order for the rest. Either way, more money is on it's way. The graphic to the right summarizes this in an eye pleasing way.
I wish there were no need for any of this; I am so tired of this whole matter. It really does wear a person down. The one plus, though is that our IT department has garnered some new respect from me. I, for one, would not want to be both hated and reviled. I think "most hated" has a nice ring to it.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Earlier, a bashful connection of ours, Mr. X, was a huge supporter and major investor in this small, fledgling company. Many hours, tears, and promises for assured returns were spent on the premise that "this thing is going to hit. Soon. I think". Our immediate attention turned from confidence to uncertainty to outright questioning whether X knew what in the hell he was doing or not. (Earlier investigation of noting a primate connection is detailed in the link above.) Regardless, now that Mr. X's choice has been validated by the governmental overseeing body, congratulations are certainly in order.
UPDATE: Apparently X abandoned all hope in this venture approximately 16 months ago and sold his major stake in the company. As a result, any wildly, fabulous gains will not be enjoyed by X or his front operation, Anchorline Investing. There is an upside, however. The need to re-market Anchorline's tagline motto is not as urgent as one thought. They are safe to continue to use "We drop immediately and never get off of the bottom".
Monday, July 16, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
In celebration and as a gift to our one remaining faithful reader, I have assigned the idiot FTI IT dept. (the most hated and reviled department here at FTI) to post a counting meter on our sidebar adjacent to this page to track the money I am supposed to collect. Of course, I really don't think I will see much of any significance, but, it is fun to dream. To date, the techno geeks have been stumped on this assignment and currently, I see no results of their efforts, yet. Typical. But, rest assured: No sleep will be enjoyed, no food will be consumed, and no vacations will be authorized until the damn meter is in place. I may even have to spend some of my new found gains to hire additional staff to perform this task. Of course, by then, I will have the money and have no need to have a meter running. Seems a bit odd, doesn't it?