We Are Done from the Wife’s Point of View…
If you have read my husband’s post WE ARE DONE, then you know what lead up to him saying we are done. While I don’t disagree with his post, my views are a little different.
The last 8 years of this journey have completely drained me. When this all started, I was the only one dealing with the attorneys, the FBI, the cops, the clerks at the courthouse. I didn’t know the “right” things to ask, and I was more “trusting” back then. If someone said that they would do something or take care of it, I believed them. I have learned that the only way to get anything done is to do it yourself. However, that isn’t always possible when dealing with the FBI, attorneys, etc.
To say that my family has suffered in the last 8 years would not be a lie. I felt that my job was to handle all of this, but not let it affect my kids in a negative capacity. I didn’t want this ordeal to be their burden, they would hear conversations and get scared sometimes. I decided that all conversations would have to be away from the kids, so then it seemed like we were never around them. We were always behind a closed door talking. Have my kids been left out, YES. Did we waste valuable time that could have been spent with our kids on this stupidity, YES? Did we become so worried about who was watching us that we didn’t allow our kids a “normal” childhood, YES? Do we still continue to look over our shoulder, YES?
My marriage has suffered as well. The constant let down, that once again a settlement date would not be coming. The mailed check couldn’t get here, then UPS and FedEx, then the private courier service couldn’t deliver. None of this making any sense to us, we could order from amazon and get those packages. Another fight between us, I didn’t always show my disappointment, well, I felt that it was my job to stay positive and not allow this to get to me. Does he know that almost every day I cry while in the shower, well he will after he reads this post? He would get so lost in making plans for what we would do with the money when it finally came in, it was almost too much for me. I was excited for about the first year, then after the excuses and crazy things happening, I decided I would wait to get really excited, I still have my dreams of what I want to do, and one day I hope to be able to fulfill those dreams. I have always had trust issues in my life, and they aren’t any better now. I can’t even allow my husband the freedom to converse with those of you who have reached out to him without feeling threatened. I have this overwhelming fear that he will leave me because of everything we have been through, everything I have put him through, because after all, this all started because of the monster I was married to before. How can he not blame me? And he has told me that he does.. How can he look at me and not see the pain and disappointment I have caused him? Can we go back to being a couple that trusts and loves each other unconditionally…. I really truly hope so.
See this whole thing started because of my ex-husband, he stole my identity and used it to finance his new life. He was a convicted felon allowed to work at Senex Services in the collection recovery department. He used their resources illegally to find me. I had to take my children and leave because he had molested my oldest daughter. Throughout the court process he said under oath that he used my social security number at his job to find me. It took a little time to process what he said, but it finally clicked. I ordered a credit report, and then contacted the sheriff department. I was told that this was a case for the FBI. Once they were contacted, it took several months before an arrest, and then this whole situation started. Senex Services was at fault and facing a lawsuit by me because they allowed a felon to work there. It is against the law for a person with a felony to work in the financial industry, let alone a collection agency. Their sister and parent companies also allowed this, so our attorney went to court and filed some motions, and next thing we knew, this was so much bigger than we expected. We were supposed to receive a settlement check via our attorney on May 4, 2007. Of course, that didn’t happen or you wouldn’t be here reading this blog. That was the beginning of all the disappointments, arguments and tears that would be caused by someone who likes to play games with people’s lives. Well, as we have said before. WE are done.
I wish that we would have reached this “Done” point long before now. Even though we are done, and don’t plan to go back to this life. There are still other things to wrap up. You can’t just go back to normal after facing something like this for 8 years. I don’t think that what we once thought was normal could ever be the same. There are so many things you can’t just shut off. The damage that has been done, cannot be undone. You can’t forget the things you learned along the way, things you honestly wish that you didn’t have to know about our country, the people we choose to lead, the absolute corruptness of the “legal” system.
I question whether or not my marriage will survive the losses. I wonder how my kids will remember this time in our lives, will they hate me???? How do you just go back to how things were before, before the hopes and dreams of being financially independent? How do you function when there is still so much anger and heartache? How do you explain your feelings when you don’t even know what exactly you feel? How long will I feel numb, how much longer do I have to swim through the mud of our lives?
I know that the question was out there about whether or not we are really done, how can we not be? How could we continue on this path of constant disappointment and let downs?
My only hope is that we can one day get back to some sort of normalcy again in our family.
I decided to write this post about Presidential candidate and Senator, Rand Paul, aka “Mr. Constitution”.
There seems to be a lot of people who have bought into the hype of Rand Paul, what he stands for and what he promises to do.
My wife and I were one of these people a few years ago. I’m writing this to share our personal experience with Rand Paul and how what he says and does is a complete contradiction.
We went to Rand Paul for help in January of 2012 for a few reasons.
- He was one of our Senators for Kentucky
- We knew for a fact that he wasn’t a part of the harassment that we had endured
- He portrayed himself as someone who will fight for everyone and follow the Constitution
It was really disheartening watching Rand Paul sit in silence after giving us “his word” that he would do everything he could to help us.
Here are a few examples of what Rand has said and then questions we have for Rand.
When exactly did you draw this line in the sand Rand?
What did you do in 2012 when we told you our Constitutional rights were being violated?
What did you do when we told you what was being done at our Post Offices?
What did you do when we showed you evidence from the post office that innocent people are being targeted?
What did you do when we showed you evidence of our names along with others being on a “List” at the USPS?
What did you do when we showed you evidence that your campaign was on that “List”?
What did you do when we showed you evidence that some of your donors were on that “List”?
What did you do when we showed you evidence of an X-ray machine at the USPS that can actually read someones mail?
What did you do when we showed you evidence that our mail had gone through this X-ray machine?
What did you do when we showed you evidence that our mail was being destroyed?
What did you do when we showed you evidence that some of your donors mail had gone through this X-ray machine?
What did you do when we showed you evidence that some of your donors checks had been destroyed?
What did you do when we showed you evidence that DHS was behind the list under the direction of Janet Napolitano?
What did you do when we showed you email evidence that Janet Napolitano was threatening the job of the Post Master if he didn’t have our mail destroyed?
What did you do when we showed you evidence ( a taped conversation) of Janet Napolitano ordering the Post Master( Who was actually undercover FBI) to destroy our mail?
What did you do when we told you that our Attorneys had been bugged by DHS?
What did you do when you found out that the same Bugs had been placed on you by TSA (actually DHS)?
What did you do when you found out that the same Bugs had been placed on your Father by TSA (actually DHS) during his Presidential campaign?
YOU DID NOTHING SENATOR PAUL!!!
YOU SAT IN SILENCE ABOUT EVERYTHING WE TOLD YOU.
YOU WERE TOO BUSY GRANDSTANDING ABOUT DRONES AND THE NSA.
YOU HAD YOUR OWN AGENDA TO KEEP YOURSELF RELEVANT FOR THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND THAT WAS TO FOCUS ON WHAT WAS IN THE MEDIA.
You say you stood for 10 hours on the Senate floor to defend our rights to be left alone. This was in reference to the NSA.
Where is your reference to the Department of Homeland Security?
You say when you’re President, you will turn the NSA into a Constitutional Center to study the Fourth Amendment.
If you’re elected President, What will you do to the Department of Homeland Security?
The vulgarity comment on twitter is in reference to Donald Trump.
Do you feel the same way about anyone running for public office Rand?
What would you do if your father used vulgarity to describe someone while running for office?
What would you do if you were sitting right next to your father while he used vulgarity to describe someone?
What would you do if you heard your father use the “N” word in reference to President Obama and other African Americans?
What would you do if you heard your father use the “F” and “Q” words in reference to Gay people?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO SENATOR PAUL? EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
My message to Senator Paul. Don’t be naive in thinking that we are the only ones who have the recorded conversations that you and your father had with our attorneys. We were all bugged remember?
My message to anyone who might read this post who supports Rand Paul. Before you #standwithRand maybe you should #demandmorefromRand, ask him some of the same questions I’ve asked above. What if this was you? How would you feel?
If anyone would like to read all the posts about our dealings with the Paul’s, they are posted below. I’m opening up the comment section for anyone to comment. Again, this is our personal account of dealings with Rand and Ron Paul.
We will not support Rand Paul for President of the United States nor his re-election bid for the US Senate.
A few days ago, one of our attorneys received and inquiry about my last blog post “We’re Done”, asking if it was true.
I’ll try to use small words and make this as clear as I possibly can.
WE ARE DONE!!!
We have no plans now or in the future of pursuing any of this again.
We want the lives back we had before all of this.
To the person who inquired about this.
You are no better than your predecessor. You’re an empty suit who lacks the ethics and integrity to do what’s right. A man without a moral compass. Simply put, you’re a lying sack of shit.
Have a nice day :)
I apologize for leaving this blog up in the air and not publishing anything in the last 16 months.
My Family has gone through a lot in the last 16 months that’s kept me away.
In late 2013 my Dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 65. The cancer had metastasized to his liver and lungs. He was given 9 to 12 months if he chose to do nothing and 12 to 18 months with chemo treatments.
He elected to proceed with chemotherapy. He went through six rounds of chemotherapy and had a new CT scan done. All the lesions had shrunk by 50%, we were very optimistic. His oncologist wanted him to have four more treatments and then another CT scan. His last scan showed that the mass in his lung had gone back to its original size from the beginning. This was like a punch in the gut.
The oncologist told us this meant his current treatment plan was no longer effective. He gave my dad another treatment plan and told him that the side effects would be even more severe than his first plan. He was advised to think about it and talk it over with his family.
I knew at that moment what my Dad’s decision would be and I would have to come to peace with it. He went through HELL during his first treatment plan and his quality of life was next to nothing. Other than taking him to doctor’s appointments, we really couldn’t get him out of the house.
He decided to end his treatment plan and live what little life he had left to the best of his ability.
We were able to enjoy one last Thanksgiving and one last Christmas with him. He knew these holidays would be his last.
In early January of this year we had my dad taken to the ER. He seemed to have a lot of confusion going on and just didn’t look right. He was admitted to the hospital and we found out a day later that he was going through liver and renal failure. He was admitted to ICU and was no longer communicative. We knew this was it, he was going to die. Somehow my Dad managed to hang on for a week. My Dad passed away on January 16th of this year.
During the week that we sat with him in ICU, I just couldn’t get over the anger I had in me. Here he knew about our settlements and didn’t get to experience the spoils of them. I kept thinking, IF we would’ve had access to our money, could I have gotten him better care instead of the care he received on Medicare?
The anger was getting stronger. At the time I was thinking to myself that I was going to make EVERYONE pay that played a role in our situation for the last 7 to 8 years in one way or another.
During my grieving process I did some reflecting. This money, that we had no access to, has changed our lives and not for the better. I got to the point where I was obsessed with finding out who was behind all of this. It was causing problems in my family life. I had two girls that were growing up and I was missing out on so much of their lives by not being able to enjoy it.
Instead of really helping my Dad grow his business throughout these years I was fixated on our money or lack thereof. Fixated on what businesses I wanted to create or what I wanted to bring to Kentucky.
The fixation has ended, we’ve decided to end this burden that has consumed our lives. Our family, extended family and friends are the only things that matter to us.
We have realized because of the program that is linked to our Social Security numbers, we will NEVER have access to our money. This program will not allow us to deposit checks or transfer money from anything that was linked to our settlements.
We own 7 million shares of Apple (AAPL) stock that we CANNOT sell or collect dividends on because of this program. That’s a value of about $925 million dollars depending on the daily stock price. We are owed about $37 million in unpaid dividends.
We own 1 million shares of Ford (F) stock that we CANNOT sell or collect dividends on because of this program. That’s a value of about $15 million dollars. We are owed about $1.4 million in unpaid dividends.
We own 750 thousand share of Community Trust Bancorp (CTBI) stock that we CANNOT sell or collect dividends on because of this program. That’s a value of about $24.8 million dollars.
We were able to purchase the stocks above midway through 2010 before the program was attached to us.
We have received settlements over the years from the following;
All of these settlements are locked up in this program that is attached to us.
Most people will probably think we are crazy walking away from all of this. We know there is no end in sight and we are tired. We want nothing more than to have our lives back that we had before all of the settlements. If we could send all of the settlements back we would, but unfortunately because of the program those monies are locked up forever.
There are a few people we would like to thank for their help over the years.
Our Attorneys in D.C and Indiana. They spent hundreds of hours trying to help us. They were harassed to the levels you would never think would happen in the United States, driving one of our attorneys to his death. Thank you Jonathan, John, Karen, Bob and Steven (may you rest in peace).
The Federal agents who spent hundreds if not thousands of hours helping us and keeping us safe. You know who you are.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Thank you for putting us under the protection of the FBI and keeping us safe for all of these years. You and your agents did everything you could. Unfortunately because of who was behind all the actions, you all would always be outnumbered and out funded.
President Obama. Thank you for giving us our executive order from harassment by any Government employee or Agency. Your order helped catch a number of the people responsible. Unfortunately, every person that was picked up was replaced by another. A revolving door that would never end.
The Blog followers. Thank you for reading and being interested in what was going on in our lives even though I was cryptic about who we were and who was behind all of it.
We would like to apologize to the state of Kentucky and its citizens. We were hoping that we could address a number of problems in the state.
From the beginning I promised the followers of this blog that I would tell you who was responsible for all of our problems. I will follow through with that promise.
The Department of Homeland Security was behind all of this. DHS conspired with the USPS, UPS and FedEx. To this day, our mail is still put through scanners at USPS sorting centers. All of our packages that go through UPS and FedEx are scanned. Anything that would be sent from our Attorneys or even from the D.C. area is handed over to DHS.
We can’t even give you the exact number of DHS agents that were picked up by the FBI, somewhere between 25 and 50. Something that surprised us, most if not all of those DHS agents “Thought” they had immunity from doing anything illegal. During one of the FBI raids, they found a room dedicated to us and our legal team. Photographs of us, our children, our daily routines and those of our legal team and family. No telling how many hundreds of DHS agents were a part of this.
Why was DHS behind all of this? To this day, we still don’t know the reason why.
New Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson vows he will clean up DHS. We aren’t holding our breath.
To the person or persons behind this “Game”.
We aren’t playing anymore.
We are at peace with walking away from EVERYTHING.
What will we do now?
We plan of making sure my Dad’s business lives on and continues to grow.
We plan on enjoying our daughters Senior and sophomore years in High School.
We plan on enjoying being the simple people we were before all of this.
We plan on enjoying our lives.
Thanks to the Obama Administration (Not President Obama personally) we have to delay our Big Announcement.
This is extremely frustrating, but there is already a court hearing scheduled to hopefully get this cleared up in a timely manner. We will proceed with our announcement as soon as it’s legally responsible to do so.
Our announcement involved an addition to our legal team.
There are only two people outside our legal team that knew about the addition.
They either talked themselves or opened their mouths to someone they shouldn’t have.
Who are these two people?
Congressman Paul Ryan and Congressman Jason Chaffetz.
How are Congressman Ryan and Congressman Chaffetz involved in all of this? That will be for another day.
*** A message for Congressman Ryan and Congressman Chaffetz***
We don’t need our “Big Announcement” to release the information that you and the other Congressional GOP are trying to keep quiet from the voters.
I guess either Jamie Dimon, his personal attorney or someone from chase noticed my latest blog post Taking What’s Ours Part 6 .
Our Attorney along with the Federal Judge in Indianapolis received a notice Friday morning December 20th that a petition had been filed against us in New York by Jamie Dimon’s personal attorney.
What was the petition?
It was a cease and desist petition to keep us from talking and writing about what we were doing to Chase Bank any further.
The Judge placed a conference call with our attorney and Jamie Dimon’s attorney.
The conversation was recorded and on the record.
Dimon’s attorney proceeded to tell the Judge and our attorney that his client was at fault for all of this and that we could continue seizing assets until we had ALL of our money. Mr. Dimon just didn’t want us to write about it anymore.
The Judge proceeded to tell Mr. Dimon’s Attorney that the case was in his Federal Court and that he wasn’t going to allow a petition to hinder our Freedom of Speech.
This was a failed attempt to silence us and we will continue writing about our experiences.
I would like to thank Mr. Dimon’s attorney for admitting your client was at fault for all of this on the record. I’m sure this will prove valuable to us with any future lawsuits we have against Chase and your client, Mr. Jamie Dimon.
As I mentioned in the post Re: A Little Guy Sticks It to Apple and Jamie Dimon, we did hit another Chase Bank location.
On Thursday December 5th, a Federal Order for seizure of assets was executed at another Chase Bank location in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The seizure went fairly smooth. The Bank manager did call 911 and report the bank was being robbed. Little did the bank manager know, the local police were notified in advance by the Federal Agents who executed the order of what was really going on. Needless to say, nobody came to the Bank’s rescue.
A little more than $562,000 in cash was seized from the cash drawers and outer vault. This location also had more furniture than the last one. Approximate furniture value is about $88,000. About $650,000 in total assets was seized from this location.
To date, we have seized a little more than $775,000 in assets from Chase Bank.
This is just an update. To understand what’s been going with us seizing assets, you might want to read the following posts.
We recently had the pleasure of having one of our followers right a post about us. You can find that post here, titled A Little Guy Sticks It to Apple and Jamie Dimon . This really isn’t an update; I just wanted to take a little bit of time and try to bring some clarification to what was written
Enter A Meanss
Imagine you, as a stockholder, file a multimillion dollar judgment against Apple. They refuse to pay up, and you get a court order to confiscate merchandise from their computer stores. After obtaining a similar settlement against Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, you begin seizing the assets of your nearest Chase Bank.
Although much of the story A Meanss tells on his blog (A Meanns to an End) sounds far-fetched, the level of legal and financial detail lends it a ring of plausibility. If Meanns invented all this, he sure has one hell of an imagination.
Our Court order was to seize assets. In Apple’s case, that happened to be the merchandise they sell. They were lucky we left the tables.
My family and I only wish this was all a work of fiction. Try to keep in mind, what you read on this blog are things that have been approved for me to talk about. Hopefully our announcement on January 13th will clear up any doubt people might have about the validity of anything posted on this site.
Meanns Wins Multimillion Dollar Settlement
Although Meanss, who is under gag order, doesn’t say so directly, his blog suggests the lawsuit he filed against the federal government in 2009 related to malicious harassment (stalking, mail interference, phone surveillance, etc.) by an unnamed federal agency. The settlement was paid into an investment account which couldn’t be drawn as cash or into a private bank account. Instead, for some reason, it could only be invested in stocks or real estate.
The couple ultimately used most of the fund to purchase shares in Apple and Ford. They also transferred $1.4 million to an escrow account managed by JP Morgan Chase to buy a house. When the home purchase fell through, they sought to withdraw the $1.4 million and JP Morgan Chase refused to release it.
Meanwhile Apple and Ford failed to pay quarterly dividends Meanss was due. Neither company offered any explanation. They merely refused to respond to queries from either Meanss or his attorneys. Meanns blames his failure to receive the funds he was owed on ongoing government harassment. He claims to have an email the unnamed government agency sent JP Morgan Chase warning them not to release his funds for reasons of national security.
We haven’t filed a lawsuit against the Federal Government. We did file a lawsuit against ONE Government employee this past spring, which we have temporarily rescinded due to parting ways with the law firm that filed it.
We have gotten a few things from President Obama because of our harassment. We did get an Executive Order of Protection in June of 2009, which hasn’t done a whole lot of good since the harassment has actually gotten worse.
We also got a Federal Tax Exemption through 2012 because of the monies lost in interest due to our harassment.
When President Obama was told that our harassment had continued. Robert Gibbs notified our Attorney that President Obama had extended our Federal Tax Exemption through 2015.
Prior to the 2012 election, President Obama was shown proof of the continuous harassment by a member of his administration from 2009 to 2012. Instead of addressing the problem, he once again extended our Federal Tax Exemption through 2045. We didn’t ask for this, nor want it. All we wanted was to be left alone and have access to our monies.
We’ve had several settlements, the majority of which happened before our harassment began by this Government Agency. There are “no gag” orders pertaining to our settlements. There were standard non-disclosures put in place, but we have recently discovered those might be all null and void due to new evidence that has been uncovered.
Our settlements were put into investment accounts. The problem was, the Government Agency that was harassing us attached something to our social security numbers preventing transfers into our personal bank accounts. Along with preventing transfers, they also made it to where we couldn’t deposit any checks besides our normal paychecks. Because of this we were limited to what we could do with the funds in the accounts. We were able to purchase stock and invest in a Company, which we did. This Government Agency did everything they could to make sure we couldn’t physically touch our money.
We didn’t use most of the fund to purchase Apple and Ford Stock. It was actually a very tiny percentage. Apple and Ford weren’t the only stocks we purchased, there were a few others, but Apple and Ford were the only ones that paid a dividend.
We know for a fact that the failure of Apple and Ford to pay our dividend was due to the ongoing government harassment. Tim Cook and Alan Mulally explained how the dividends were paid to our Attorney. In our case, a dividend check would’ve automatically been issued. Both Cook and Mulally looked into it and found no record of a dividend check done for us. They tried to issue the checks manually and it still failed.
We ended up getting permission from Cook and Mulally to send agents into their companies. NSA agents went into Apple and Ford and were quickly able to find out what the problem was. At Apple and Ford, an employee who handles stock information had responded to an email from a “Government Agency”. This email asked for them to click on a link to confirm information regarding our account. Something in that link disabled the ability for Apple and Ford to issue checks for our accounts.
Something I want to make clear. Tim Cook and Alan Mulally led us to believe they would do everything they could to make it right for us. They even came up with alternatives such as Apple product, gift cards, vehicles, etc. to make up for not being able to pay our dividend and tide us over. They both failed numerous times on their own deadlines.
Once Jamie Dimon failed to comply with his order to release our funds, we knew there was something else going on. Agents were able to find an email sent to JP Morgan Chase telling them not to release our funds under any circumstances. Who was this email from? The same Government Agency that’s been harassing us all these years.
Meanss Obtains Court Order
After an extensive legal battle, Meanns ultimately obtained a court order requiring JP Morgan Chase to release the $1.4 million. They also obtained court orders requiring Apple front up with $12.6 million in unpaid dividends and Ford $600,000. In September, Apple was given 30 days to begin payments according to the schedule the judge set up.
Apple and Ford were both given 30 days initially and it wasn’t for the full amount. The first 30 days was a quarterly payment.
Meanss Begins Confiscating Merchandise
When Apple failed to comply, Meanns applied for and was granted a seizure of assets order. On October 11, federal marshals assisted him in executing the order on the Apple store in Keystone Crossing Indianapolis. In total he confiscated $275,000 worth of merchandise. On October 19th marshals arrested three retail staff at the Columbus Apple store when they tried to interfere with a seizure of assets order that netted Meanss $2.75 million of computer equipment. In early November, marshals assisted him in carrying out seizure of assets orders in two Apple stores in Louisville Kentucky, in which acquired $3.7 million worth of electronic equipment.
Meanwhile on October 31, Meanns started in on JP Morgan Chase with a seizure of assets order at the Chase Bank in Indianapolis. Everything in the bank was seized except for the server and records containing customer information. The process also netted him approximately $126,000 in cash in addition to rolls of coins.
It wasn’t Federal Marshals; it was the FBI who executed the order. The three in Columbus were arrested because they didn’t understand it was a Federal order. The manager and the other two employees saw where it came out of a Federal court in Indianapolis, IN. The three kept telling the agents this was Ohio and the order had no jurisdiction there. Local police were called to the location and confirmed to the three apple employees that they were idiots and it was a Federal Order.
In early November, the seizure was executed at three apple stores. One in Louisville, Ky and the Keystone location in Indianapolis once again. The third took place in New York City.
The JP Morgan Chase information was correct. We also got word today Dec. 5th, another Chase Bank location was served with the seizure of assets order. I will post something more about it when I have more detail.
Is Meanss’ Story Believable?
Obviously there are details missing from this story that would be useful in evaluating its believability. Meanns claims a gag order issued with the settlement prevents him from disclosing factual details. Even so, it would be useful to know his occupation and the circumstances that caused him to become the focus of government harassment.
There are details missing from our story. I am only writing about what I’ve been authorized by our Attorneys to do. There are other Government Agencies that have been extremely helpful to us over this period of time. We would like for this help to continue, so I’m only writing what I’m allowed to.
I cannot legally comment on the reason for our Gag order, but I can tell you it has nothing to do with any of our settlements.
I cannot comment at this time on the circumstances that caused me and my family to become the targets of the harassment we’ve been through. We have recently found a link between us and 140 other people who’ve been harassed by the same agency. We all have ONE thing in common.
I’m sorry I can’t be more open about specifics. The announcement on January 13th wouldn’t be happening if my blog was full of crap. Please be patient.
Wanted to reblog this post since it’s about us. When I have
time I will respond to this post and try to clarify a few things. I appreciate the time that was taken to write this post and bring a little attention to what we’ve been dealing with.
Originally posted on The Most Revolutionary Act:
Tim Cook Apple CEO
A New Brand of Shareholder Activism
It’s fairly common knowledge that shareholders have little say in corporate governance. For the most part upper level managers run their companies as their own personal fiefdom. In addition to paying themselves obscene salaries, they make decisions that mainly benefit management, often at the expense of employees, shareholders, and the community that hosts them.
Shareholder activism, also known as shareholder advocacy, has resulted in over 400 shareholder resolutions in 2013 on issues as wide ranging as carbon footprint, fracking, and CEO reimbursement. While holding great promise for the future, the movement has yet to have major impact on the way CEOs operate their companies.
Enter A Meanss
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