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startups: CBS, Edward R. Morrow, Walter Cronkite, STANDING UP TO BULLIES

 

Well, my Dad did have a very successful start up back in the day. At the time, no one really understood what ‘television’ was.  Sixty years later the internet has defined it, only when the full arc of television is complete- and with CBS, that was then, the internet, this is now. Its a new era, but the same things that made for success then, make for success now, even though we’re still figuring out the ramifications of this new media and how it will ultimately play out.

 

Excellence. Integrity. Truth. Responsibility. Love of Country.

Dad had to be clean as a whistle.  Having been part of World War II in London and Paris, and there on the day they liberated Buchenwald, he also saw the full horrors of one of the major Nazi concentration camps. He was friend and boss of the great journalist Edward R. Morrow, when the love was bold and strong for the United States of America. We had come in and rescued the world, and the pride in the freedoms we fought and died for was cresting. Everyone felt a responsibility for doing the best they could. Dad felt a tremendous responsibility to his country, the USA, and the airwaves.

To compare those days to what is happening in Silicon Valley, its pretty tragic. Except, from afar, for Steve Jobs. The love, the thrill you felt he had for developing Apple products- we don’t know how blessed we are yet. He got it. Lets set a high standard. Let’s inspire. That was Dad and ‘the Tiffany network’. Excellence, in integrity, in quality, in design,in entertainment, in the news- being truthful. Those were the days Edward R. Morrow singlehandedly seemed to bring the McCarthy hearings to a hault- “have you no decency, sir, at long last?”  he said to Mr. McCarthy in a live interview. Someone needs to say that to some of Silicon Valley. But its mob rule in there right now. You’d be lynched.

And then there was Walter Cronkite. When Cronkite went to Vietnam and saw the horror of what was going on there- and when Cronkite spoke up on his live evening news broadcast and said outright that the war was wrong- that was the end of that war.

Lyndon Johnson famously said the next day, ‘if  we’ve lost Walter Cronkite, we’ve lost the nation’.

Who has the moral authority to stand up to anything anymore? Everyone has sold out. As I said, the warnings have been loud and clear. If you try to rock our boat….it isn’t said out loud, but you can see them making that gesture, that says, you will die.

Matthew 12:14

 

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: How Yahoo’s Ross Levinsohn and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital stopped the trial that would have exposed their FRAUD (update)

at his annual Cannes bash

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naturally, to avoid paying taxes, this yacht is registered in the Cayman Islands…

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Paul Allen American entrepreneur Paul Allen arrives at the Dolce & Gabbana Party held at the Baoli Restaurant during the 60th International Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2007 in Cannes, France.

 

 

‘Their exultation was like those who devour the oppressed in secret’ Habakkuk 3:14

press release- SiliconValley VC JuryTrial Starts 2-27-1

The trial that had been scheduled for over 2 years to begin this past Feb. 27, 2012, was shut down the night before it was to begin, after Steve Hall, of Vulcan Capital, and Ross Levinsohn, of Yahoo, announced they too are a creditors of Radar, the company they engineered the shutdown and sale of, to a company called Evri.

Steve Hall sat on the boards of and effectively controlled both Evri and Radar.

The acquisition committee which allowed the fraudulent conveyance to take place and selectively transfer all of Radar’s assets to Evri was comprised of Mr. Levinsohn alone. He decided to ignore the law and just “see what happens”, confident that with money and muscle, by bullying, threats and intimidation, this fraud could prevail, dismissing any concern or regard for the law or any consequences unrelated to his own gain.

Ross Levinsohn and Steve Hall declaring at literally the very last minute before the trial was to begin [see case CIV494701 online at the San Mateo County Superior Court website] that they both are now also creditors of Radar, was done solely for the purpose of stopping the trial.

Although Mr. Levinsohn remarked that Mr. Hall’s conduct was ‘evil’, he went along with it anyway. Both of them now claiming they are creditors of the same company they orchestrated the shutdown and sale of, is another bad faith effort on both their parts to prevent their fraudulent activities from coming to light.

Having failed in their efforts to have the trial dismissed, and having failed at having the mountain of evidence, which is sky high, of their fraudulent activities excluded from being presented in front of a jury, here again is another instance of the lengths Mr. Hall and Mr. Levinsohn are willing to go ‘to get away with murder’ by perversely declaring they and others are actually owed money from the company Mr. Hall bought and shut down, (Mr. Levinsohn being complicit), [See TechCrunch, ‘Evri buys Radar’] while at the same time also boasting that Mr. Allen has never said ‘no’ to him.

This manipulation of the law to pervert it’s intent is of a piece with the fraud perpetrated on Worddiamonds. The disdain of the rights of others, the condescending dismissal and relentless disparagment, to objectify as a mere “obstacle” to their fraud, the rights of anyone other than themselves, has been demonstrated to the nth degree. For the movie version of the book that is coming out which documents this entire saga, their depositions alone will provide the actors with what are displays of such sneering smugness, the audience will be falling on the floor with laughter. Mr. Hall and Mr. Levinsohn’s attempts to obscure their actions with bogus legal acrobatics that mock not only our legal system but the law in general continue what is almost a parody of the white collar shell games sprouting up throughout the land.

How many others has Vulcan or Mr. Levinsohn stolen from, harassed, slandered, bullied, threatened, hacked, and much much worse, with such relentless intent to steal, oppress, destroy, and now cover up, using, at every turn, such spurious contortions of the law?

We are asking for the prayers of believers so that all that has been perpetrated against Worddiamonds be exposed and defeated, and for restoration of all.

We are called to stand against evil, not to let it roll over us and others. “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing’. This culture of greed and insider-trading with it’s dismissive attitude towards the law, is a cancer on our nation. It has to be confronted, even at the cost of our lives. Although taking a stand against corruption in this case has meant becoming a target of the most reprehensible slander- as if attempting to incite a mob in lynching, or burning at the stake, the one who speaks truth to power.

And yet we live in the United States of America, our freedoms preserved at the cost of mens lives. That imperceptible slide into the hypocrisy of the status quo is becoming, if not checked in time, an avalanche. Corruption brings ruin gentlemen, and ruin is not quantified by riches.

 In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36

 

 

 

 

 

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