Ps – Due Influence – “Does This Need To Be Said”

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… Ask yourself the three things you must always ask yourself before you say anything …

… 1) … “Does this need to be said?” …
… 2) … “Does this need to be said by me?” …
… 3) … “Does this need to be said by me now?” …

Ps – Due Influence – Does This Need To Be Said

Craig Ferguson
Born May 17, 1962
Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist.

Ps – Trust Living – Eddie Vedder Spoke

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… I don’t even know if the concept came across …

… there was shot in the video that we didn’t keep of the young kid with the gun in his mouth …

… certain people would let us show it …

… I understand, ya know …

… I understand why they don’t want teenagers with guns in their mouths in front of a classroom …

… I understand …

… but, uh, that’s what happened … I’m not making it up, ya know …

… and I’m sorry that there is a reason to make this video or to write that song or a song about that …

… it shouldn’t have happened …

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… I’m sorry that people had to watch it so many times …

Ps – Due Influence – Eddie Vedder Spoke

Pearl Jam
1990 – Present
American Rock Band.

Pa Attorney Awards – Most Honored Professionals Top 1%

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Mr. John B. Whalen, Jr., Esq. has been honored for excellence as one of North America’s Top Attorneys, an award for continuous professional recognition – an accomplishment realized by the Top 1% of American Professionals.

Lawyers recognized for excellence have remarkable professional accomplishments, great peer evaluations and more. Over 1 million North American lawyers work in businesses, government, and privately in solo practices and firms, large and small.

Of the very small percentage of lawyers who are ever publicly recognized for excellence, just a handful have been selected as a North American Top Attorney.

Mr. John B. Whalen, Jr., Esq. is considered to be one of the best and has achieved this hard-earned recognition.

Ps – Due Influence – Elliot Smith – 10 Years Later

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The year was 1998. The 70th Academy Awards were being held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and as Madonna approached the podium to hand out the Oscar for Best Original Song, it seemed a given that one of the most unstoppable and popular celluloid anthems of all time, Celine Dion’s Titanic megahit “My Heart Will Go On,” would take the prize. And of course, it did.

But another, very un-Celine-like singer-songwriter made an impression that evening, performing his own nominated underdog song, “Miss Misery.”

His name was Elliott Smith. And a little more than five years after this moment, on October 21, 2003, he would be dead, at age 34. But the heart of Elliott’s music still goes on, a decade later.

Ps – Due Influence – Elliot Smith – 10 Years Later

The three and a half years between Figure 8 and Elliott’s death were tragic and troubled ones. Elliott had always been startlingly frank about his struggles with depression, addiction, and suicidal thoughts, in both his interviews and his lyrics. However, during this time his problems worsened, resulting in aborted recording sessions, aborted rehab attempts, shambolic concert performances, and his participation in a brawl at a Flaming Lips/Beck concert that led to his arrest. However, Elliott’s devoted fans waited patiently, hoping he would eventually return to what he did best: making magical, heart-sleeved, exquisitely fragile music.

And then, on October 21, 2003, Elliott died from two stab wounds to the chest. While his death was originally considered a suicide, the official autopsy report released two months later left open the question of possible homicide. Elliott’s girlfriend, Jennifer Chiba, told police that she and Elliott had had an argument, that he had stabbed himself while she was in the bathroom, and that she had pulled the knife out of his chest before calling 911. A possible suicide note in Elliott and Jennifer’s Los Angeles apartment, written on a Post-It, read: “I’m so sorry — love, Elliott. God forgive me.”

Pa Attorney Answers – Beneficiaries To Sign Release?

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Can an executor force the beneficiaries to sign a release in order to obtain distributions?

The executors of my mothers estate are requiring us to sign a release of liability in order to close the estate and receive distributions. We are hesitant about signing the release because we have requested an informal accounting over the past 7 years and they have sent bits and pieces, but we really haven’t seen the entire scope. They told us the formal accounting will cost the estate a lot of money.

We wanted to reword the release to say that we release them of liability only on the information that we know and/or after 4 years after the estate closes. Is this typical behavior of the executor to force us to sign the release in order to get our distribution? Are our changes to the release reasonable?