waldo041 wrote:The GDP were not "Whoring" themselves for the money, but felt they owned them as an organization and they were not Jerry's to will away. Had they indeed paid for them, they would still own them and never given the ones paid with cash back to irwin. so his will was honored only because they had no proof they were paid for by GDP. jerry was not known for his business or legal background.
he can respect or disrepect the followers of that instrument after all he does now own it and that choice is solely his.
This is not in anyway a religious statement or meant to compare the 2 as the same, but had he bought the "shroud of jesus" would it be his? NO it would not, it would always be the shroud of jesus OWNED by whomever.
as i stated previously, if you have the money to buy the world, is it it really yours to do what you will with it?
this statement is only used to make a point and the point is, when you own something with significant value to people, you owe those people the respect they rightfully deserve when you made the purchase.
waldo041 wrote:oh i almost forgot to add this!
GO DREW BREES AND THE SAINTS! ! !
waldo041 wrote:i completely agree to disagree!
but you should know that just like mr irsay's ownership of the instrument. GDP felt they owned the instruments and if they were paid for with GDP money then they were not Jerry's to individually will away. that said, wolf and tiger were found to have been paid for with cash from jerry, thus with no proof of ownership by the GDP, they could not claim ownership and without it they had no case.
so, they had to honor the will and release only those instruments they could not claim as being paid for by the organization. if it were about the money, believe me they would have never given him wolf and tiger, but rather rosbud and wolf jr. jerry was a huge part of the grateful dead BUT was not the sole owner of it. therefore his wishes to give back all the irwin instruments to irwin in his death was not his right to do, but since they did find out that cash was paid for and witnesses step forward to testify to that, they had to honor his will as they had no proof of ownership of wolf and tiger. that has NOTHING to do with the high price they would have fetched in an auction. it is and was a legal matter that jerry produced with his request in his will. and the GDP had every right to persue the matter and should not be berated for it. it was a mistake on both ends, jerry not understanding that the ones paid for by GDP were not his to will and by the GDP for not ensuring that GDP actually purchased them or not.
in the end the right outcome was made from that point, i agree.
but i do not agree that irsay should do whatever he wants with it simply because he purchased it, although he can because he does owns it, doesn't really make it right in my opinion. as you already know. but i digress and can only hope that he chooses to display it, and do not wish to document it any furthur. although it would have been great, this disagreement has me realize that i really don't like what he has chosen to do with it, and should not support him in documenting it or even continue persuing it for that matter. he has the money and can do it himself.
Rusty the Scoob wrote:If Irsay really cared about Tiger instead of just his ability to posess it he would want it studied and documented.
strumminsix wrote:Rusty the Scoob wrote:If Irsay really cared about Tiger instead of just his ability to posess it he would want it studied and documented.
This is the rub. I have to wonder if Irsay doesn't get 100 requests a month to study and document the instrument.
Waldo, market yourself, homey. Figure out a way to get Irsay's ear so that he knows once you show up he can just say no to other requests as you will do it fully!
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