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Saturday, 19 October 2019

Controversial scene depicting China’s disproven territorial claim, DreamWorks film "Abominable" has been pulled out of Philippine cinemas.

Due to a controversial scene depicting China’s disproven territorial claim, DreamWorks film "Abominable" has been pulled out of Philippine cinemas since Tuesday, the Movie and Tele­vision Review and Classification Board said in a statement sent to Pilipino Star Ngayon Thursday.



“MTRCB understands the situation brought about by the movie ‘Abominable. We wish to assure the public that the said movie is already off the Philippine market effective October 15, 2019,” chair Rachel Arenas said.

The said map shown in the film contained China’s "nine-dash line," legally invalidated by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, Netherlands. The term refers to literal dash marks in maps of China that allege its claim to around 80% of the resource-rich South China Sea.
The number of dash marks can vary, but the popular term used in maps that attempt to legitimize Chinese maritime territory is known as the "nine-dash line."

China has maritime disputes in the South China Sea with the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei. Over $5 trillion in trade passes yearly through the waterway.
“Abominable” was a joint production between DreamWorks and the Chinese-owned Pearl Studio, which is responsible for animated films such as "Kung Fu Panda 3" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2," among others. 
The film premiered on October 2 in the Philippines. Click the City, which provides movie schedules in theaters across the country, no longer lists screenings for the film.
Online users also pointed out that the scene with China’s nine-dash line also excluded Visayas and Mindanao from the Philippine map.
MalacaƱang earlier this week said it was the MTRCB’s discretion if it would ban “Abominable.”

Southeast Asia fighting back

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. called for a “universal boycott” and ban of all DreamWorks movies in the Philippines.
Locsin later suggested to instead cut out scenes where the nine-dash line was shown.
Vietnam pulled "Abominable" out of its theaters on Monday.
Meanwhile, a Malaysian official on Thursday said a conditional screening of the film was approved. The country’s Film Censorship Board ordered the controversial scene removed.

Hague ruling

The Permanent Court of Arbitration on July 12, 2016, ruled that China’s "nine-dash line" territorial claim is invalid.
“[T]he Tribunal concludes that, as between the Philippines and China, China’s claims to historic rights, or other sovereign rights or jurisdiction, with respect to the maritime areas of the South China Sea encompassed by the relevant part of the ‘nine-dash line’ are contrary to the Convention and without lawful effect to the extent that they exceed the geographic and substantive limits of China’s maritime entitlements under the Convention,” the award read.
“The Tribunal concludes that the Convention superseded any historic rights or other sovereign rights or jurisdiction in excess of the limits imposed therein.”
The international tribunal determined that China not only violated the Philippines’ sovereignty but also left irreversible environmental consequences.
Evidence include the stealing of giant clams and sea turtles, harmful fishing practices that damaged the fragile coral reef ecosystem in the South China Sea, conducting massive land reclamation at seven reefs in the Spratly Islands and construction of artificial islands.
The said construction of islands in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone was also found in violation of Beijing’s commitment under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
“The Tribunal concludes that, as between the Philippines and China, the Convention defines the scope of maritime entitlements in the South China Sea, which may not extend beyond the limits imposed therein,” the ruling read.
While the Hague decision had a legal basis and was ground on valid evidence, the Philippine government under the Duterte administration refuses to assert the findings with China.

Jane Fonda gives a thumbs up as she is 'arrested' for the second time in a week during climate change rally in Washington D.C. alongside her Grace and Frankie costar Sam Waterston (18 Pics)

Jane Fonda has reportedly been arrested again during a climate change rally in Washington D.C. after she vowed to protest 'every Friday.'  
The 81-year-old actress, along with her Grace and Frankie co-star Sam Waterston, 78, were both handcuffed on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Pictures of the two stars being cuffed by police were widely posted on social media. 
Her reported arrested marks the second Friday in a row Fonda has clashed with police during a protest at the Capitol. 
Jane Fonda has been arrested again during a climate change rally in Washington D.C. after she vowed to protest 'every Friday.'
Jane Fonda has been arrested again during a climate change rally in Washington D.C. after she vowed to protest 'every Friday.'
Fonda and her Grace and Frankie costar Sam Waterston were seen protesting outside the US Capitol as part of a climate change protest, on Friday in Washington, DC

Fonda and her Grace and Frankie costar Sam Waterston were seen protesting outside the US Capitol as part of a climate change protest, on Friday in Washington, DC
Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda
The Academy Award winner appeared in good spirits as zip ties were placed around her wrists on Friday 
She was filmed standing beside Oil Change International protesters, who started a chant demanding for 'climate justice now'. 
They also held placards with the caption, Green New Deal - a nod to New York representative Alexandria Occasio Cortez' proposed legislation to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions across the economy. 
It also aims to guarantee new high-paying jobs in clean energy industries. Fonda, who was wearing a beret and red coat, appeared in jovial form as she gave a thumbs up to protesters as zip ties were placed around her wrists. 
Before their arrests, Fonda compared current times to the urgency that Americans faced in the 1930s with the Great Depression.
She was reported by Deadline as saying: 'Make no mistake. Change is coming whether we like it or not, by disaster or by design.'
Waterston, 78, is best-known for his roles in The Killing Fields for which he won an Oscar. He also stars as District Attorney Jack McCoy in Law and Order and has appeared in 16 seasons of the hit show.
He spoke amicably with officers as they searched him and was taken away in a separate car. He repotedly saying: 'It’s good to be here..' 
Asked by one reporter beforehand  if it was the right move to get arrested to highlight the issue, Waterston responded: 'I have to do something. I don’t know. You got a better idea?.'
Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
Waterston, 78, who  is best-known for his roles in The Killing Fields and Law and Order, was also seen with zip ties around his wrists and it is not known for certain if he was arrested 
Capitol Police told The Wrap in a statement: 'Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 17 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating in the unit block of First Street, SE. 
'All were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding.'
Fellow demonstrators shouted 'Jane, Jane' as she was put in plastic cuffs and then escorted into a wagon to be processed at a Capitol Police facility. 
Waterston was arrested soon after that and he reportedly said it was his first time being detained.
Fonda previously took a stand against the Vietnam War, for which some nicknamed 'Hanoi Jane.'
The Academy Award winner told The Washington Post earlier this month that she intended on being apprehended while protesting in Washington every Friday for the next 14 weeks.
Fonda was seen holding a sign reading: 'Green New Deal Now!' before her arrest
Fonda was seen holding a sign reading: 'Green New Deal Now!' before her arrest 
The 81-year-old actress, along with her Grace and Frankie co-star Sam Waterston, were both handcuffed on the steps of the U.S. Capitol

The 81-year-old actress, along with her Grace and Frankie co-star Sam Waterston, were both handcuffed on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
Fonda fooled around with other protesters, who started a chant demanding for 'climate justice now'
Fonda fooled around with other protesters, who started a chant demanding for 'climate justice now'
'I’m going to take my body, which is kind of famous and popular right now because of the series, and I’m going to go to D.C. and I’m going to have a rally every Friday,' Fonda said.
'It’ll be called Fire Drill Friday. And we’re going to engage in civil disobedience and we’re going to get arrested every Friday.'
Fonda claimed to have been 'inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement' spearheaded by young activists including Sweden's Greta Thunberg.
She wrote on her website: 'I can no longer stand by and let our elected officials ignore – and even worse – empower – the industries that are destroying our planet for profit. 'We can not continue to stand for this.'
The Academy Award winner told The Washington Post earlier this month that she intended on being apprehended while protesting in Washington every Friday for the next 14 weeks
The Academy Award winner told The Washington Post earlier this month that she intended on being apprehended while protesting in Washington every Friday for the next 14 weeks
Protesters held placards with the caption, Green New Deal - a nod to New York representative Alexandria Occasio Cortez' proposed legislation to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions across the economy
Protesters held placards with the caption, Green New Deal - a nod to New York representative Alexandria Occasio Cortez' proposed legislation to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions across the economy
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Fonda revealed in an interview that she would go to the steps of the Capitol building holding a placard and will refuse to obey three requests by the Capitol Police to cease and desist
After reading about Thunberg's personal battle with the climate crisis she was determined to act.
Fonda said: 'She realized that the crisis was barreling straight at us, like a train and looked around and people weren’t behaving appropriately.
'It so traumatized her that she stopped eating. I hadn’t realized that she stopped eating and speaking for almost a year. And that really hit me.'
Fonda was given permission to take a break from Netflix series 'Grace and Frankie' to join protesters for 'Fire Drill Fridays.'
She wrote: 'I’ve moved to Washington, D.C. to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate.'



Fonda took time off from Netflix series 'Grace and Frankie' to move to the US capital so she could join protesters for 'Fire Drill Fridays'. Fonda famously protested the Vietnam War in the past
Fonda took time off from Netflix series 'Grace and Frankie' to move to the US capital so she could join protesters for 'Fire Drill Fridays'. Fonda famously protested the Vietnam War in the past
American actress and political activist Fonda and her husband, social and political activist Tom Hayden, are seen during an anti-nuclear demonstration in New York
American actress and political activist Fonda and her husband, social and political activist Tom Hayden, are seen during an anti-nuclear demonstration in New York
Revealing her plan in The Washington Post, she claimed that very Thursday evening, starting October 17, there will be online teach-ins featuring climate scientists talking about different aspects of global warming. 
Fonda claimed she would like to 'draw connections' by discussing how violence against women appears to be more prevalent in communities suffering from climate change.
She revealed that she would go to the steps of the Capitol building holding a placard and will refuse to obey three requests by the Capitol Police to cease and desist. 
Fonda added: 'The number one thing is cutting all funding and permits for new developments for fossil fuel and exports and processing and refining.'
Fonda also told the L.A. Times that after Donald Trump was elected she 'tried to get him on the climate thing.'
Fonda claimed to have been inspired to act by Greta Thunberg, a young activist from Sweden
Fonda claimed to have been inspired to act by Greta Thunberg, a young activist from Sweden
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Fonda is shown, (left),  in a 1970 police mug shot after she was arrested for assault and battery in Cleveland, Ohio, after she allegedly kicked a cop. All charges were later dropped
She explained: 'I know men like him. Not as bad, but I know men like him. And the ego is a big thing.' 
She even said that she considered taking 'some gorgeous woman climate activists' to try to sway the President.
Fonda added: 'I talked to Pamela Anderson, for example. And if she has to get on her knees and just say, “You’re going to be a hero. You can save the world.”' 
Fonda was one of the most public faces in the anti-war movement throughout the years that the United States was in Vietnam, but drew the outrage of many in 1972 when she travelled to Hanoi in North Vietnam.
After touring the area and being heavily photographed with the forces that the US were fighting, Fonda publicly attacked her country for bombing farmland and destroying the dyke system which was crucial to feeding much of the population.
The United States denied ever carrying out such an action. She also supported the Black Panthers and marched for the rights of Native Americans, soldiers and working mothers. 
In 1970, she went to Fort Meade to hand out antiwar pamphlets to soldiers, but was arrested before she was able to. 

‘Avengers’ Star Elizabeth Olsen: We Need ‘All Representation Of Superheroes’

Actress Elizabeth Olsen, known for her role as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in “The Avengers” franchise, announced her excitement to see the superhero genre to become more inclusive regarding racial and sexual diversity.

Speaking with Fox News, Olsen said that “now more than ever” is the time to see representation in the superhero genre.

“I think it’s important to have all representations of superheroes on the big screen, now more than ever,” said Olsen. “I feel like we are moving and we are making changes. And … I’ve always just felt it’s hard for me to say I have been treated so and so way because I’m a female at work because … I’ve always had a lucky experience.”
Olsen added that people of color and sexual minorities have not had the same lucky experience as her, which makes sense when considering she is the younger sister of twin duo Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen – two of the biggest child stars of the 1990s.
“But I do believe that, that I know and I understand that that’s not the universal experience,” said Olsen. “I feel like it’s women, it’s women of color, it’s men of color. I feel like it’s representing different sexualities. I just feel like now people are listening, people are paying attention. So now it’s the opportunity.”
The Marvel universe has faced criticism recently for not including enough LGBTQ characters or superheroes, though producers Kevin Feige and Victoria Alonso have promised they will be arriving soon. The latest “Avengers” installment, however, did break new ground with the inclusion of Grieving Man (played by co-director Joe Russo), who was seen at the very beginning telling Steve Rogers about a man he was dating. However, LGBTQ activists took the character as Marvel’s cheap attempt at diversity.
“As disappointing as [previous] missed opportunities for queer representation were, none of them stung anywhere nearly as much as the Grieving Man’s introduction inadvertently does, because his presence comes across like an inconsequential afterthought, and it doesn’t help matters that the Russos and Marvel appear to be quite pleased with the creative decision,” wrote Charles Pullman at Gizmodo.
“Spider-Man” actor Tom Holland also recently told Britain’s Sunday Times that he would be open to his character being openly gay in the future.
“I can’t talk about the future of the character because honestly I don’t know and it’s out of my hands,” Holland told the outlet. “But I do know a lot about the future of Marvel, and they are going to be representing lots of different people in the next few years.”
“The world isn’t as simple as a straight white guy,” he continued. “It doesn’t end there, and these films need to represent more than one type of person.”
Actress Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie in “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame,” said recently that her character could become the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first LGBTQ superhero.
“As new king [of Asgard], she needs to find her queen. That will be the first order of business,” said Thompson at Comic-Con.
In “Avengers: Endgame,” the character Thor declared Valkyrie the new queen of Asgard. Ever since her character appeared in “Ragnarok,” Thompson has pressed the point that Valkyrie’s sexuality swings both ways. In fact, the hit movie had a deleted LGBTQ scene in which Valkyrie was shown to be bisexual when a female lover leaves her bedroom. Thompson said the film’s director Taika Waititi wanted to keep the scene, but was forced to cut it.
“He kept it in the film as long as he could; eventually the bit had to be cut because it distracted from the scene’s vital exposition,” Thompson explained to Rolling Stone.

Trump Trolls Hollywood: Oscars ‘Failed’ When ‘They Came After Us’

Proving himself once again to be a master troll artist, President Trump ripped into Hollywood while speaking Thursday night before an uproarious crowd at his Dallas rally, scolding the industry for attacking conservatives and Trump supporters.

First, the president attacked television networks for their low ratings as they allegedly push fake news onto the American people, which then segued into blasting the Oscars for generating poor ratings while attacking his political supporters.

“Don’t worry. I won’t say anything bad about your network,” Trump told reporters, as reported by Fox News. “Because a lot of the times, I get ready to do a number on these phony networks and you know, you see those red lights go off off off off. They don’t want their viewers to see it. But that’s OK, I’m not going to say it tonight. I’m going to say, ‘You’re legitimate media.’ I don’t actually mean that.”
“But look at all those cameras,” Trump continued. “That’s like the Academy Awards used to be before it failed. You know why it failed? You know why it failed? Because they came after us. That’s why it failed. It failed because they had stupid people saying horrible things about us. Stupid, stupid people. They are stupid people, and their ratings have dropped like a rock, and I love seeing it, I’m telling you. Love it. But no matter how hard they try, they will fail because the people of Texas and the people of America will never surrender our freedom to those people right there.”
While the Oscars saw a small uptick in viewership this past year, the noted award ceremony has arguably been declining both in quality and in popularity since the 2016 election. In 2018, the year that host Jimmy Kimmel essentially delivered a purely political rant in his opening monologue, the Academy Awards had their worst-ever television ratings. As Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro stated at the time, the poor showing could only be due to the prevalence of far-left politics:
Since the end of the first Bush term, then, Hollywood has decided that Americans are rubes. If Americans like a product, that’s because the product must be too bourgeois. Hollywood must use its special night to demonstrate to Americans just how gauche they really are.
And so, each year, that’s what Hollywood does. They live off the profits of Thor: Ragnorak while bragging at the cocktail parties about Call Me By Your Name. They cash the checks from Star Wars: The Last Jedi while handing statuettes to The Shape of Water. And they fill their shows each year with lectures on intersectionality and “important” messages.
There’s a reason the ratings keep dropping at the Oscars. And it’s not merely because people haven’t been seeing the movies that win. It’s because Hollywood specifically chooses to reward movies that aren’t big hits so they can point out to the rubes just how ignorant they truly are.
And when Hollywood does approve a film that Americans like (see, e.g., Wonder Woman or Black Panther), Americans are told that something historic has happened — even though Americans have routinely enjoyed films that carry virtuous messages. Americans just don’t like being patronized. And Hollywood’s entire sense of value rests in their belief that Americans are worth sneering at — even when Hollywood is attempting to move beyond one of the worst scandals in its history.

READ IT: Trump Campaign’s Letter Declaring Legal Action Against CNN For Anti-Trump Bias

In a letter obtained and published by the Washington Examiner on Friday, President Trump’s campaign informs CNN President Jeff Zucker that it plans to sue him and his network for a “substantial” amount as a result of CNN subjecting the president to “unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks.”

The letter was sent after the release this week of a series of undercover videos produced by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas showing CNN insiders describing alleged overt, systemic bias against Trump within CNN, including from the top: Zucker himself.

The letter is addressed to Zucker and CNN’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel David Vigilante and signed by Charles J. Harder of Harder LLP, a firm representing Trump’s campaign. In the letter, Harder accuses CNN of failing to abide by “industry-accepted codes of ethics, including the Society for Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics,” as well as CNN’s own self-declared commitment to “excellence in journalism” and being “the most trusted source for news and information.”
Among the evidence of CNN’s alleged failure to provide ethical coverage, Harder cites Project Veritas’ recent videos in which CNN employees say that their network is committed to help “take down President Trump” and Zucker is driven by a “personal vendetta” against him. Harder stresses that the listed examples “are merely the tip of the iceberg of the evidence my clients have accumulated over recent years.”
“We also expect substantial additional information about CNN’s wrongful practices to become known in the coming days and weeks,” Harder states. “Never in the history of this country has a president been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called ‘mainstream’ news, as the current situation.”
“Your actions are in violation of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.), among other applicable laws, by constituting misrepresentations to the public, to your advertisers, and others,” the letter reads. “Accordingly, my clients intend to file legal action against you, to seek compensatory damages, treble damages, punitive damages, injunctive relief, reimbursement of legal costs, and all other available legal and equitable remedies, to the maximum extent permitted by law.”
Below is the full text of the letter (formatting adjusted):
Dear Mr. Zucker and Mr. Vigilante:
This firm is litigation counsel for President Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. We write concerning your biased reporting practices relating to our clients. The terms “you” and “your” in this letter shall collectively refer to CNN Broadcasting, Inc., CNN Productions, Inc., CNN Interactive Group, Inc., the website located at CNN.com, and all broadcast television stations owned, operated or affiliated with the foregoing.
Your website expressly represents to the public, in writing, that you are “journalists,” “truth seekers,” “united by a mission to inform, engage and empower the world,” and you “stand for excellence in journalism and [your] products.” See https://www.CNN.com/About  (emphasis added). Your slogan is “The Most Trusted Name in News”. Your Facebook account claims you are “widely known to be – the most trusted source for news and information.” Your anchor, Don Lemon, stated on June 6, 2019, as a keynote speaker at Financial Times Live Future of News: “We don’t profess to be a liberal network, we’re a news network … we have a commitment to the truth and to facts, which has really been paramount, especially always at CNN.” Mr. Zucker said in an interview with Variety, published on August 2, 2016: “[O]ur air, as opposed to others’, is truly fair and balanced.” (Emphasis added.)
Statements like “excellence in journalism,” “most trusted source for news and information,” “commitment to the truth and to facts” and “truly fair and balanced” are statements that would be widely considered throughout the journalism community and news industry as  journalism that complies with industry-accepted codes of ethics, including the Society for Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. That code — written by journalism experts for practicing journalists (available at https://www.SPJ.org/pdf/spj-code-of-ethics.pdf) (the “Code”)  — provides in pertinent part:
“Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest … in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.” (Emphasis added.)
“Journalists should:
  • “Verify information before releasing it.”
  • “Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.”
  • Label advocacy and commentary.”
  • Never deliberately distort facts or context, including visual information.”
  • Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived. Disclose unavoidable conflicts.”
  • “[A]void political and other outside activities that may compromise integrity or impartiality, or may damage credibility.”
  • Deny favored treatment to advertisers, donors or any other special interests, and resist internal and external pressure to influence coverage.”
  • “Abide by the same high standards they expect of others.”
(Emphasis added.)
Recently released video footage of individuals alleged to be your employees (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7XZmugtLv4) (the “Footage”) indicates that your reporting relating to President Trump is contrary to your own mission and the aforementioned Code of Ethics. Your own employees appear to state that CNN is focused on trying to “take down President Trump,” driven by a “personal vendetta” that Mr. Zucker purportedly has against him, rather than reporting the news in an objective manner. In the Footage, your employees appear to state that CNN attempts to make its reporting appear neutral and unbiased, when in fact its reporting is far from neutral and highly biased against the President. Among other statements, your employees appear to state the following:  Nick Neville, Media Coordinator at CNN, states:
“Jeff Zucker, basically the president of CNN has a personal vendetta against Trump”
“[Jeff Zucker has] had an ongoing feud with Trump since The Apprentice” (where Zucker was a producer)
“I totally want to do just like the truth, the dogged reporting. But then you have higher up executives like Zucker and other people, who are saying we gotta make profits…so it turns into like certain things that you do are trying just to attract viewers, then it becomes kind of a comedy show” “Don Lemon comes on, he makes you think he’s objective news, but he’s  blatantly opinionated. So either disclose where you’re coming from or get someone whose a little bit more objective. Don Lemon…love him or hate him he’s blatantly anti-Trump, he’s blatantly left. So maybe Don Lemon could disclose that, but CNN makes it appear as though we have 24 hours of unbiased news, that’s not true.”
Cary Poarch, a CNN employee in the Washington, D.C. bureau, states:
“CNN purports to be facts first, and that’s just not the case”
Christian Sierra, a Media Coordinator at CNN, states:
“There’s just nothing we can do if Zucker wants impeachment every single day to be the top story … He wants impeachment above all else”
“I hate how everything is all Trump all the time now, everyone at the network complains about it, they hate covering Trump every day”
“Our Democratic interviews are like softballs, compared to the Republicans”
The aforementioned examples are merely the tip of the iceberg of the evidence my clients have accumulated over recent years. We also expect substantial additional information about CNN’s wrongful practices to become known in the coming days and weeks.  Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called “mainstream” news, as the current situation.
Your actions are in violation of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.), among other applicable laws, by constituting misrepresentations to the public, to your advertisers, and others. Accordingly, my clients intend to file legal action against you, to seek compensatory damages, treble damages, punitive damages, injunctive relief, reimbursement of legal costs, and all other available legal and equitable remedies, to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Please contact the undersigned to discuss an appropriate resolution of this matter, which would include a substantial payment of damages, as well as all other appropriate measures that are necessary to fully address the magnitude of the situation. This letter is not intended as a full or complete statement of all relevant facts, applicable law, causes of actions or legal remedies, and nothing herein is intended as, nor should it be deemed to constitute, a waiver or relinquishment of any of my clients’ rights, remedies, claims or causes of action, all of which are hereby expressly reserved. 
Very truly yours, 
CHARLES J. HARDER Of 
HARDER LLP