My detective friend told me; “Follow the money trail!’
I did as I was told and arrived at The Shire to find Mr. Marc Abramowitz, a Jew, devouring the Brand of a business associate.
“The strangest part: The company is alleging that the investor tried to trademark the word “Shire.” The company’s name is a reference from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, where, in that tale, the hero’s home is referred to as the “Shire.” Palantir does big data analysis for many government agencies and law enforcement and Palantir’s motto is “Save the Shire.”
Marc is way out of his cultural roots and taking a big bite out of Celtic and Teutonic Lore. He proves what I have been saying for too long; “Save the Rosamond Brand!”
Above are photos of Marc at an art show featuring two Jewish artists I have admired, and, a photo of the home he lived in in Ross. Marc is playing the Rich Jew who wants more money so he can FAN a better hand in the SECULAR ART GAME.
I suspect Alan Fox is a Jew who may have tried to get behind Rosamond. Oops! Alan then puts his mother on a Art Pedestal. There is an Abramowitz family trust that sues Alan. Both men don’t realize we are all stuck in the movie ‘The Sandpiper’.
I am thinking of founding The Hebrew Fly Fishing Club to replace The Bohemian Club, and, to lure Semitic Tribal folks out of the Art Game. The HFFC will be in my musical;
‘Violet of Bohemia’
“Catch more fish!”
My kindred, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, converted to Judaism. I just noticed another portal in her movie. I believe I have found The Gideon Computer, or, it has found me?
If you have seen God, are you God?
I dropped school of Biblical clues, here. How many did you catch?
The company was valued at US$9 billion in early 2014, with Forbes stating that the valuation made Palantir “among Silicon Valley‘s most valuable private technology companies”. As of December 2014, Peter Thiel was Palantir’s largest shareholder. In January 2015, the company was valued at US$15 billion after an undisclosed round of funding with US$50 million in November 2014. This valuation rose to US$20.33 billion in late 2015 as the company closed an $880 million round of funding.
founder of PayPal), who named the start-up after the “seeing stone” in Tolkien’s legendarium. Thiel saw Palantir as a “mission-oriented company” which could apply software similar to PayPal’s fraud recognition systems to “reduce terrorism while preserving civil liberties.”
In 2004, Thiel bankrolled the creation of a prototype by PayPal engineer Nathan Gettings and Stanford University students Joe Lonsdale and Stephen Cohen. That same year, Thiel hired Alex Karp, a former colleague of his from Stanford Law School, as chief executive officer.
A palantír (pl. palantíri) is a fictional magical artefact from J. R. R. Tolkien‘s fantasy legendarium. A palantír (sometimes translated as “Seeing Stone” but literally meaning “Farsighted” or “One that Sees from Afar”; cf. English television) is a crystal ball, used for both communication and as a means of seeing events in other parts of the world or in the distant past.
Jack Levine (1915-2010) and Hyman Bloom (1913-2009) were close friends who each became a master of a new American realism that blended abstraction and realism. As Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, of a similar age and background, they arrived at their socially conscious art through shared experiences but through different routes of development.
Big data startup Palantir has slapped one of its early investors with an unusual lawsuit.
The company alleges that investor Marc Abramowitz learned about new business ideas from Palantir and then went out and tried to patent those ideas for himself.
In its suit, first spotted by Law.com, the company says that Abramowitz was an early investor in Palantir, backing the company in 2005. Palantir was founded in 2004.
The company alleges that three of Abramowitz’s patent applications, filed in 2015, were ideas that came from Palantir. One of them is for a patent that covers big data analysis for the oil and gas industry; one is a patent to cover big data analysis for medical clinical trials, and the third is for the cyber security rating for buying insurance to cover hack attacks.
In the patents, Abramowitz names himself as the inventor.
In its suit, Palantir’s lawyers claim that Abramowitz had become such a trusted advisor to the company over the years that at one point he actually asked for his own office at Palantir’s headquarters. And, the suit claims he offered to spin-out a subsidiary and run it to pursue the security insurance idea. But Palantir didn’t pursue that suggestion.
The strangest part: The company is alleging that the investor tried to trademark the word “Shire.” The company’s name is a reference from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, where, in that tale, the hero’s home is referred to as the “Shire.” Palantir does big data analysis for many government agencies and law enforcement and Palantir’s motto is “Save the Shire.”
So, the allegations that an investor was trying to take the word “Shire” and own the trademark are pretty strange.
The lawsuit doesn’t give any rationale for why one of its major, trusted long-term investors would do all the things Palantir alleges he is doing.
But the suit gives us a some insight into Palantir, one of the most secretive companies in the Valley, and the many ways it is selling its data sifting tech. The company is said to have $1.7 billion worth of revenue under contract and one source told Business Insider said it expects to bring up to $700 million of revenue this year. But it is, also, reportedly still not profitable.
Abramowitz is a lawyer and an investor who was known in the early 2000’s as a turnaround investor/operator. He previously worked for Riverlake Partners as an investment advisor and partner.
Palantir had no comment.
Abramowitz could not be reached for comment.
Here’s a copy of the suit, posted by Fortune’s Jeff John Roberts.
Mr. Marc L. Abramowitz served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Vector Intersect Security Acquisition Corporation (AKA Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc.) from July 19, 2005 to May 31, 2006. Mr. Abramowitz served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Corporate Counsel of Berkeley Bio-Medical from 1977 to 1986. Since 2004, he served as Special Limited Partner of Riverlake Partners. He has been a Consultant, Senior Management of Gencorp, Inc. Since 2002.
Our foundation honors Frieda C. Fox, an accomplished teacher, artist, and musician who was the first in her family to attend college in the 1920’s. Throughout her life, she inspired a love of learning, self-expression, and compassion within her family and community. Through this foundation, four generations of her family hope to do the same.
The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation’s mission is to maximize the potential of children and youth in our communities. Our greater family vision is that all children should enjoy strong and effective learning environments that encourage their talent, creativity, and excellence, irrespective of their families’ socio-economic circumstances.
Founded in 1999 by Alan C. Fox and Daveen Fox, the foundation began making grants for education in 2003, and over the past decade has become known for its venture funding of innovative projects and its ‘beyond the check’ service, delivering high engagement, pro-bono non-financial assistance to grantees and programs we incubate. The Foundation is currently completing a strategic planning process to inform its next decade of work.
Alan C. Fox made it a priority for young members of his family (starting at age 8) to be involved in the Foundation. In his words,
I want to help young kids in our family and the communities we serve because they are the most susceptible to intervention and it lasts longer. Kids have amazing energy and ideas that must be tapped into!”
Alan’s daughter, Ingrid, was 13 when the foundation was formed in 1999 and was involved from the beginning. When she was 19 she became a board member and helped start the Foundation’s formal Junior Board (for those ages 8-18).
The Foundation’s mission — to maximize the potential of youth — resonates with me as it has been ingrained in me as a person and is important to my parents and was important to my grandmother, Frieda C. Fox. I want to contribute to the lives of young people to help them succeed.”
Ingrid is excited about how the next generation board honors the foundation’s mission while adapting to the dynamic needs of the world.
Rosamunda Bolger-Took was the second cousin of Frodo Baggins. The new Hobbit movie is due out.On September 20, 2009 I announced my grand entry into the Republican Party – in order to save it from the Oil Orcs. I compare this to Frodo throwing the ring of invisibility into Mount Doom. I wanted to make visible the invisible Evil Ones that have taken over the party founded by my Benton kindred.
A week ago I talked to my sister, Vicki, and my niece, Drew Benton, on the phone. I told them I was about to show how the name ROSAMOND is at the epicenter of many myths, including the myths that inspired Tolkien. I told Vicki and Drew we could author – and illustrate – our own family legend. Drew is working on a comic book, and goes on raids with her aunt on Everquest where Vicki has several avatars, one of them being, Rosamond.
Frodo’s father is Drogo (dragon). He and his wife drowned in a boating accident.
Christine and I were avid readers of the Ring Trilogy. Above is a photo of Rosemary Rosamond with her four children whom she loved dearly. We are going on a road trip. Little did we know we were making a beeline for Mount Doom. There can be a new beggining if you leave the author alone, and let me show the brighter side of the coin. We may be destined for Immortality.
“As a token of her confidence, she told him he need no longer call
her, “Auntie.” The previous year, Bilbo had suggested that Frodo no
longer address him as, “Uncle,” if he wished. Plain, “Bilbo,” would
do. Frodo still called Bilbo, “Uncle,” now and then; it had become
too ingrained a habit. But, following suit, Rosamunda suggested Frodo
might call her, “Rosa,” or, “Rosamunda.” Frodo forgot, and called
her, “Auntie,” many times, but, within the space of an afternoon
tea, “Rosa,” she became.”
Rosamunda Bolger (née Took) was the mother of Fredegar “Fatty” Bolger
and Estella Brandybuck. She was married to Odovacar Bolger and was
known as Rosamunda Took prior to the marriage. They lived in
Budgeford in Bridgefields in the Eastfarthing of the Shire. Rosamunda
and Odovacar both attended the Bilbo’s Farewell Party in 3001 along
with their children.
Fredegar “Fatty” Bolger
Norman Cates as Fatty Bolger from a Decipher Card designed by Weta
Friend of Frodo Baggins. Fredegar Bolger, called Fatty, was born in
2980 to Odovacar Bolger and Rosamunda Took Bolger. He had a sister
Estella who married Merry Brandybuck. Fatty’s great-great-grandfather
on his mother’s side was Gerontius, the Old Took, who was also the
great-great-grandfather of Merry and of Pippin Took. Fatty’s family
was from Budgeford in Bridgefields in the Eastfarthing.
“From first sight, even the site of the new cottage had enchanted
her, dug as it was into the southeast side of a grassy hill in the
midst of Boffin lands, populated with Boffin sheep. There was a
little copse below it, just to the side, and a spring-fed well, all
of which reminded her of her childhood home. The place had come down
to Odovacar through his mother’s side, a Boffin. He had used it as
asort of base, when he and his friends had gone out hunting.
Theywould stock the little hole with gear and rations. Then, with
their bows, and a pony for their gear, they would make forays west
ornorth, towards the Downs or up to the Moors, or, closer still,
intoBindbale Wood. But that was years ago, when the game had not
yetmoved so far off. When Rosamunda had viewed it more carefully,
she saw the hole was inconsiderable disrepair. Also, it was a bit
too small. She had new rooms dug, so that there was a parlour and a
kitchen, a bedroom for each (and one to spare), along with extra
chambers further back fo rstore. When it was finished, it suited
Rosamunda very well. Especially, she loved the light. Situated
facing south-east, the light poured through the windows in the
mornings, her favourite time of the day. And, when she stood
outside, she could see the land stretching east and south far into
the distance. Illuminated by the late afternoonsun, the prospect was
especially fine. From the top of the little knoll that made the
cottage’s roof, she could see far to the northand west, where sheep
dotted the rolling hills. The sky at nighttook her breath away. And,
all day, the birds sang, the wind blew,and the Water, which ran
nearby, just to the west, mostly narrow andquick as it came down out
of Long Cleeve and Needlehole, could justbe heard when the wind
dropped and everything was still. She loved its peace and quiet, so
tucked away and so private. Yet,it was just an hour’s walk over the
hills to Bag End or to Hobbiton. Overhill, to the east, was even
closer. Every fine day Rosamunda walked the hills, seldom seeing
another living creature other than sheep, or, very rarely, a doe or
faun. She did not walk south to Hobbiton, however, except on errands
orfor an appointed visit. She had not forgotten
her “understanding”with Bilbo. And Bilbo did not forget her, either.
Regularly, he sent her gifts of wine or ham or fruit in season, as
tokens of his neighbourly regard. She appreciated the way he could
show marks ofparticular notice, without making her feel the burden
Beowulf: the Monsters and the Critics is an important 1936 lecture
given by J. R. R. Tolkien on the subject of Beowulf criticism. It was
published in 1983 in The Monsters cs.
This paper is widely . In this talk, Tolkien speaks against critics
who play down the fantastic elements of the poem (Grendel, Grendel’s
Mother, the dragon, etc.) in favour of using Beowulf solely as a
source for Anglo-Saxon history. Tolkien argues that rather than being
merely extraneous, these elements are key to the narrative and should
be the focus of study. In doing so he drew attention to the
previously neglected “literary” qualitites of the poem and argued
that it should be studied as a work of art, not just as an historical
document. Later critics who disagreed with Tolkien on this point have
routinely had to cite him and systematically defend their arguments.
The paper remains the first port of call for students of the Anglo-
Saxon epic and has been quoted admiringly by Nobel-laureate Seamus
Heaney in the introduction to his best-selling translation of the
Apart from its obvious importance as the field-defining paper in
Beowulf studies, the paper also sheds light on many of Tolkien’s
ideas about literature and is an indispensable source for those
seeking to understand his own writing.
On other webpages, that are linked in a circle to this one, I compare
the Rosamond family legacy with that of the Dante Gabriel Rossetti
family, whose siblings were also at the core of the Pre-Raphaelite
art movement, Michael and Christine Rossetti publishing in ‘The
Germ’, they taking over their father’s printing company. In a record
of immigrant names, Rossetti, in French, is Rosemond. Christine and I
were inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, several of them Knighted
Artists of England where lived other Royal and Rosy people that are
now being linked to our Family Tree, a Rose Bush if you will, for
alas in the finding of my lost daughter, the roses now harken to the
legend of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ who lay aspleep in her bower at the
center of a hedgerow of thorns. May this family of the Royal Rose
restore the Forsaken Garden.