Is Jeftel A Spamming Front?

from the questions,-questions... dept

Earlier this week, we wrote about a new offering from a company named Jeftel for what they claimed to be a P2P mail system that would let individuals send encrypted email directly from PC to PC, without having copies cached on mail servers. The company claimed that this would somehow wipe out spam, though the fine print clearly shows that's only the case if people only used the Jeftel product. In the post, I was a bit skeptical of the claims, but was at least open to the idea that some people might want it. In the comments, however, people started writing slightly odd replies, absolutely praising Jeftel as if it were the answer to all spam problems... something that made no sense. The responses read (as someone else suggested) like people for the company trying to hype it up. A different article on the subject mentioned that the company itself was backed by a mysterious millionaire. Now, we've received an anonymous submission from someone who admits they are a "disgruntled ex-employee" of the company -- but points to a lot of evidence that, rather than being a company trying to get rid of spam, Jeftel might be a front for a spam operation. I have no idea if the claims are true -- but if you follow the leads submitted by whoever this person is, they do raise some questions. In going through the links, there are a few things that could not be easily verified. However, everything that was checkable did agree -- with one exception: the addresses of the two companies do not appear to match exactly. One is listed at 10 Sweet Street, and the other at 11. Also, the fact that this is anonymously submitted, without a way to contact the writer (despite his own suggestions to contact him twice) makes me suspicious as well. Either way, there's enough evidence presented, that it seems worth putting the information out there to see if anyone can provide more background to prove or disprove the allegations. We have not been able to verify enough of the information to stand behind this allegation, but are presenting it so that hopefully others can look into this more thoroughly. You can read the full submission after the jump.Submitted anonymously:

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There has been a lot of talk about a new company called Jeftel. They are not the only ones. It appears that there are a lot of computer related websites referring to this new company owned by a mystery millionaire.

Hopefully, this will shed some light on who the millionaire is and why they wanted it to be kept a secret.

This article claims to be about a company which has developed a system to stop spamming but is in fact owned by the same person who owns one of the countries biggest spammers which has duped a number of British businesses. The people who sign up to these email addresses from Jeftel will then open themselves up to receive spam email from this other company. Please bear with me as I show you the obvious links between these 2 companies and then show you why we know that WWT is a known spammer which has been listed as a spammer at various points by all spamming agencies are has previously had their ISP service terminated for spamming by Pipex. I should point out that I am a disgruntled ex-employee which is why I know all of the companys secrets but all of the above is true and hopefully the contacts I have listed will help you get the information you need. It really is pretty simple to verify all of this information. If anything needs clarification, let me know via email. (Editor's Note: Despite this point, the submitter did not leave an email address which is a reason to be skeptical.)

Take a quick look at the guardian link above and they look at www.jeftel.com. The thing to note first is that the terms and conditions of Jeftel states:

"3.3 The User by accepting these terms and conditions grants permission for the Company to utilise the processor and bandwidth of the User's computer for the limited purpose of facilitating communication between others within the Jefcom Community."

The above clause basically gives Jeftel the right to send spam to whoever has signed up to the service and given the history of their sister company will undoubtedly do so. This is despite the fact that Jeftel is advertising that it will stop spam and The Guardian article appears to be endorsing this view. In short, it basically means that you are effectively paying 25 pounds and giving your permission to be spammed.

The company referred to in the Guardian advert is Jeftel (Company registration number 04760795) which is owned by Jeffrey C Morris who is also the owner of a company called WWT Media (03839629).

There are a number of other similarities between the two companies. The article refers to Robert Barr as "Robert Barr, head of development at Jeftel". Companies House records show him as having been a director of WWT. (Editor's note: We could not find this info at the Companies House website, but a Google search, does, indeed, suggest that Robert Barr has been, a director of WWT).

BARR, ROBERT ADAM
DIRECTOR
CROW HOUSE FARM
BURTON LEONARD
HARROGATE
NORTH YORKSHIRE
HG3 3SX
Appointed: 13/01/2000
Nationality: BRITISH
Date of Birth: 20/03/1959
Company Appointments: 54

If you check out the whois on the domain name www.jeftel.com you will see that the registrant address is 10 Sweet Street, Leeds which is the same address as WWT and you will see that Andrew Bland is the administrative contact. Andrew Bland is also a director of WWT

 
Registrant:

  hakay limited
  10 sweet street
  holbeck
  leeds  
  ls11 9db
  UK

Domain name: jeftel.com

  Created on: 2004-02-10
  Expires on: 2006-02-10

Administrative contact:
  andrew bland
  10 sweet street
  holbeck
  leeds  	

  ls11 9db
  UK
  +44.1132451460
   

If you look at the user agreement on https://www.jeftel.com/jeftel/shop/tandc.cfm you will see their registered office as 10 Sweet Street.

It should also be noted that both of the properties (the two listed at companies house) are in fact owned by Jeffrey Morris.

In February of this year, Pipex terminated the service of WWT for spamming. They are currently being offered ISP service by Kingston Communications whose Chairman is an old friend of Jeffrey Morris. They were both directors of a company called Minor Planey where Jeffrey Morris was the CEO and David Abrahams is still Chairman.

Over the past few years, WWT Media, previously known as worldwidetender.com have told clients and prospective clients that they have a list of people who have opted in to receive advertisements via email i.e. not spam. However, their list is primarily a list of names they got hold of from the internet and using call centres.

Here are some details of companies who have been duped:

Holdtime speak to John Sutton
Richard MacNee PHVC
Andrew Wright Transforce

I have contact details for these and other people if needed. (Editor's Note: Again, no contact info was given by this submitter, so there is no way to contact the submitter).

If you view google groups and do searches on worldwidetender or worldwidesalesoffice, you will see details of their spams and see details on some other companies they have duped. They claim to be working for British Telecom, Mercedes and Jaguar but this isn't true.

These client is listed above have received multiple complaints from people moaning about receiving spam. They complained to WWT but WWT had the contract written in such a way that nobody could take them to court for this. .

In addition, by sending unsolicited bulk emails, the client has broken the terms and conditions of their ISP. However, until last year, their ISP was First Net (owned by Minor Planet at the time and Jeffrey Morris was a Director and his friend David Abrahams was the Chief Executive). Pipex bought First Net and promptly got rid of them for spamming in February. However, WWT have since been given safe haven to continue spamming by another ISP known as Kingston Communications. David Abrahams is Chairman there too. Abrahams is actually risking the ability of Kingston to operate as an ISP. Kingston Communications is a listed company whose primary shareholder is Hull City Council (and so ultimately the people of Hull). Kingston Telecommunications do have what are termed as netblocks for this company meaning they are being watched for spamming. (Editor's Note: We have not been able to verify any of this)

Kingston's AUP for their customers is as follows as detailed on their website. This is being broken by WWT.

  • You must not use Kingston Communications email system to send unsolicited emails, bulk or otherwise.
  • You should only send bulk email where the receiver has "opted in" and has the option to "opt out" at any time or it is legitimate advertising material for your own products or services, and the addresses have been obtained in the course of a sale, and that the receiver has not opted out or raised an objection to this.
  • Kingston Communications requires all customers who wish to send emails that consist of exactly the same content to more than 100 users, to contact us first to agree an appropriate schedule and to confirm in writing this activity complies with EU legislation and Kingston Acceptable Use Policy.
This company (WWT Media) has also been the subject of a number of spamming agencies such as Spamhaus (www.spamhaus.org) SPEWS (www.spews.org) and Spamcop (www.spamcop.net). They appear to have escaped Spamhaus at the moment. You can even view records of their spamming on various sites such as Google Groups.

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    andy, Oct 11th, 2004 @ 10:25am

    jeftel

    If jeftel is a spamming front, why is it not being given away for free? Think about it, links to WWT or not. Also, take the time to read the T&Cs on their website; users can't be spammed.

     

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    Jeeves, Oct 11th, 2004 @ 11:25am

    Re: jeftel

    There are two pretty good answers to those rather bland statements:
    1)Charging makes this thing look almost like a credible and robust product, and given that there are plenty of people running businesses out there who aren't net-savvy, they might just fall for it, especially if it was backed up by relentless off-line cold-calling and a sales force trained in the right buzzwords.
    2)Those T&Cs 'banning' spam actually define spam as "unsolicited email which is sent repetitively (more than five times in a period of 30 days or more)". So you could receive receive unsolicited email, but it isn't "Spam" if it doesn't violate this definition. The terms do state that no user can send more than 200 emails a day without express permission of Jeftel, but I'm sure that WWT as an entirely seperate entity, only sharing the same owner, would get short shrift from Jeftel should it ever dream of making such a request.

     

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    Jeffrey Morri, Oct 12th, 2004 @ 2:54am

    Re: jeftel

    Yeah right!!

    Jeffrey Morris the mysterious millionaire who owns both WWT Media and Jeftel, contracted out the collection of email addresses to call centres in India.

    The script which was given to the call centres to follow was complete garbage and had the call centres promising that only ever one email would be sent to the recipients involved. This is where the supposed database of 'opt-in' contacts comes from - the recipients (or their receptionists in most cases) were duped into giving out their email addresses.

    Jef gave the database manager (who now works for jeftel and is featured on their website as a Data Analyst) a target of 1 Million email addresses and the brief that he didn't care how he got them. The call centres were farming email addresses and using other methods

     

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    ex employee, Oct 12th, 2004 @ 2:58am

    Re: jeftel

    Yeah right!!

    Jeffrey Morris the mysterious millionaire who owns both WWT Media and Jeftel, contracted out the collection of email addresses to call centres in India.

    The script which was given to the call centres to follow was complete garbage and had the call centres promising that only ever one email would be sent to the recipients involved. This is where the supposed database of 'opt-in' contacts comes from - the recipients (or their receptionists in most cases) were duped into giving out their email addresses.

    Jef gave the database manager (who now works for jeftel and is featured on their website as a Data Analyst) a target of 1 Million email addresses and the brief that he didn't care how he got them. The call centres were farming email addresses and using other methods to acheive this target.

    I really hope that people aren't duped into signing up with Jeftel - you can almost guarantee that the email addresses gathered from Jeftels signup process will end up on WWT's databases.

    Sign up at your own risk!!!

     

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    ex employee, Oct 12th, 2004 @ 3:10am

    Re: jeftel

    more info - this should give some more info on the depth to which this guy is prepared to plummet. How can they think spamming newsgroups and forums would be a good idea???

    http://www.webuser.co.uk/cgi-bin/forums/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=email&Number=112153&page=0&vie w=collapsed&sb=5&o=93

     

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    Jeeves, Oct 13th, 2004 @ 2:56pm

    Re: jeftel

    ROTFLMAO! A spammer who launches an anti-spam solution, then chooses to market it by spamming. Looks like they were witless enough to try it on a few other forums too. A genius launch strategy, truly inspired. These guys claim to be a tech company, and they spammed IT-specialist forums with obvious fluff, and from their own connection?? Don't think this is quite the 'buzz' their marketing masterminds were after. Just a thought here, but maybe Jefftel are 'straight up', I'm not sure a genuine spammer would be THAT inept.

     

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    Andrew Martin, Oct 19th, 2004 @ 12:21am

    Re: jeftel

    I am investigating the activities relating to Jeftel/WWT as part of litigation proceedings. I would be interested in speaking to any of the following:

    - anyone from AOL or any other group or ISP that has ever blocked WWT or its affiliates

    - any company who has ever used WWT Media for email marketing services

    - anyone who has received unsolicited bulk email from WWT Media or its affiliates

    Please reply to ukoffice@asiancallcentres.co.uk

     

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    Alain STEVENS, cyberdetective, Oct 19th, 2004 @ 9:19am

    a forum for jeftel's users

    Hi, i suggest to create a forum in order to have more explainations about these company and the software.

     

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    Lizzy, Nov 25th, 2004 @ 5:39am

    Re: jeftel

    Hi
    We were approached by WWT selling their E Mail marketing services. The gentlemen came to visit it us last week and gave us a professional presentation. All seemed genuine with their explanation that they have people constantly calling all these companies and getting permission to send E Mails offering products. The technical side of being able to follow live the result of the E Mail send out was fascinating.

    However once we started investigating the background of the company we discovered these forums about Jeftel and WWT and the spamming and the Asian Call centres.....pretty shocking how companies can misrepresent themselves so well.

     

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    Brian McGrath, Feb 9th, 2005 @ 7:45am

    Re: jeftel

    I had a visit today from a representative of WWT who gave me the same information as Lizzy Templer describes above. I decided to do a bit of background work into this company and found a few forums where the comments on this company were very forthright. I pasted some of the comments I had found into an e mail and sent it to the sales rep for his comments. His e mail address at WWT was blocked and the e mail undeliverable....You will not be surprised to note we will not be pursuing our original enquiry.
    Brian McGrath
    GBM Solutions Ltd.

     

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    Anon, Apr 14th, 2005 @ 1:46am

    Re: jeftel

    Ditto! Had them in yesterday

    Shall not be signing up!

    Shisters...

     

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    jane, Apr 29th, 2005 @ 6:10am

    Re: jeftel

    Jeftel has now been rebranded as Amteus. As the sales man said to me ... We have rebranded because this was a much nicer name.

    The moment you register the amteus software you start receiving spam emails from WWT Media, which I was never made aware of. I only had to wait 6 hours before I received the first one.

    When you start to install the software it asks you to make sure your outlook or outlook express is not open...with no explanation. If you read the terms and agreement of the use of the software It leaves the end user totally liable for every eventuallity, including financial liability if your computer infects their server with a virus. The T&C obviously leaves no liability for Amteus.

    This company cannot be trusted and I would recommend that no one uses their services. It is definately a front for spamming...I've proved it. Try it out yourself.... if you dare.

     

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    AndyB, May 3rd, 2005 @ 1:32pm

    Jeftel rebrand as Amteus ?

    So Jeftel has become Amteus? There's a first, I've never heard of a company being rebranded 8 months after launch because they'd thought of a 'nicer' name. It does sound less 'ego trip'ish but bad luck picking a name that is a few characters removed from 'Amateurs'. Better luck next time, lads.

    Over the last few years I've had to put up a constant campaign of cold calling from numerous businesses connected with Mr Morris, be it Minor Planet, WWT / Worldwide Tender, and now Jeftel / Amteus. From this rebrand, maybe Jeffrey Morris is thinking his name might be a liability, couldn't help but notice that even Minor Planet are distancing themselves from their 'Morris Years' here.

     

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    somebody who watches all, Jun 14th, 2005 @ 5:43am

    WWTmedia rebranded as The Media Buzz.

    As an addition to all the comments above just though I would let you know what I have learned about WWTmedia. They have decided to change their name to The Media Buzz.

    Also they have a habit of claiming customers they don't have. When they say we have customers like...........If you check you will find it is not true.

    Oh and the going rate for a e-mail campaign is 0.40 per e-mail. Based on 10,000 emails. A very lucrative profit

     

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    Somebody who watches all, Jun 14th, 2005 @ 5:49am

    jeftel - WWTmedia rebranded to The Media Buzz

    As an addition to all the comments above just though I would let you know what I have learned about WWTmedia. They have decided to change their name to The Media Buzz.
    Also they have a habit of claiming customers they don't have. When they say we have customers like...........If you check you will find it is not true.
    Oh and the going rate for a e-mail campaign is 0.40 per e-mail. Based on 10,000 emails. A very lucrative profit

     

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    a student, Jul 18th, 2005 @ 10:43am

    Re: jeftel - WWTmedia rebranded to The Media Buzz

    i worked for wwt media in leeds, and was considerign reporting them to somewhere and just happened upon this site whislt scouring the interweb. I was one of the 'cold callers', we'd ring up businesses and 'check' their email addresses, basically tricking them into giving out as many email addresses as possible. the way the system worked was that they'd send out what was called a confirmation email which, when opened, would auto subscribe them to a mailign lsit so they'd receive up to 5 emails a day from companies usign WWT for advertising.
    I hated this job, and it made me feel like any soul i had left was crawlign otu of my left ear so all i coudl do to try and make up for it is offer to take people off the mailing lists, i nearly got sacked for this obviously... but the worst bit was when peopel themselves asked to be taken off the list I'd give the name and details to a supervisor who would tell me off, and also we sat next to the people who were responsible for takign the names off of the system. there was a queue of about 10000.
    oh yeah, and i met jeffrey morris once i think, and the rest of the directors all look like ex cons.

    btw, i was actually promoted from beign a temp because i was gettign the most email addresses, but quit soon after being told what 'really goes on' with the recipients of the emails.

    fun days.
    hope soem of this has been of interest to someone.

     

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    paul, Sep 6th, 2005 @ 11:47am

    Re: jeftel - WWTmedia rebranded to The Media Buzz

    I own a small business and in my first year I was duped by a fellow Leeds company known as WWT. They led me to believe that using them for email marketing would lead to a vast increase in sales as their database was made up from people who would be interested in my products. Somewhat naively I believed them only to realize very quickly it was a big mistake. I asked them from one Leeds Company to another, from a big company to a small one, if they could please terminate the campaign as no one was interested at all. I even offered a few thousand pounds, which I couldn't really offrd to get out of it. They response was a contract was a contract and they had an unbreakable one. After consulting a solicitor at further cost to myself I realized there was nothing at all to be done. They cost my business 13 - 14.000. For a business with no financial backing this was a real blow and one I have been trying to overcome ever since. It has had major effects on my ability to develop my business.
    My advice is to stay away from this company -
    Whatever its current name is.

     

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    the same student, Sep 13th, 2005 @ 11:38am

    Re: jeftel - WWTmedia rebranded to The Media Buzz

    I apologise if i had anything to do with this, they're a pretty dodgy set up to be honest, i knwo they keep rebranding and jeffrey morris has his chubby money grabbign fingers in a lot of dodgy pies, especially around the leeds area - there's a minorplanet/jeftel office aroudn the corner from my house. they know what they're doing and they WILL screw you over, stay clear of anything to do with jeffrey morris is my advice

     

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    sterling global employee, Sep 25th, 2005 @ 6:53am

    Re: jeftel - WWTmedia rebranded to The Media Buzz

    I worked for a call center in Manila whose job it was to gather these email addresses. We were told by a obnoxious guy called Charles who worked for WWT Media/worldwidetender.com/The Media Buzz and also Jeftel to not tell people who we were and to act as though we knew the people. If they wouldnt give us the email address, we would ask for the website. Once we knew that, we guessed the email address and asked if that was right. Once we had the right format such as firstname.surname@domainname.com we would find the names of the other senior people and they would all be on the list. How is this "opt-in"? I also remember that they changed their practice so that we stopped calling sole-traders when the law about spamming came in. Basically, they knew they were spammers and were always trying to by-pass the law. Don't use them. It's a waste of money.

     

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    Seamus, Mar 19th, 2006 @ 1:53pm

    The Media Buzz

    Slightly contradictory to what is said to all your comments, I have used WWT/Tmb for a year now and with very good success and shall continue to do so.

    My company targets directors of other companies and this is the ideal (and now proven) way to get fast responses.

    I think people forget that marketing is marketing, nothing is guaranteed! The weather can change response levels!

     

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    paul, Apr 26th, 2006 @ 7:20am

    Re: The Media Buzz

    There is a big difference between getting results and the whole thing being one big con. I would argue that any good company would not feel the need to change names quite as often as these people do.
    and what company are you from Seamus that is doing so well out of the media buzz?

     

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    Duped, May 2nd, 2006 @ 11:16pm

    Employees

    I don't know about all their illegal business activities, but I do know that my ex tried to get out of paying his childrens's maintenance after telling me that the company (Jeftel) closed down. I heard from him a year later and lo and behold he now works for Amteus - same telephone numbers and addresses.

    Seems some of the employees are as immoral as the owners

     

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    Del boy, May 10th, 2006 @ 1:41am

    Re: Re: jeftel - ex employee

    do beleive it they're idiots!! a bunch of yes men bowing down to a pompous millionaire. by all accounts after seeing the way he works i'm surprised he's got where he's got to. his new venture is Amteus ( secure instant messaging and emails) which would be a good product if it actually worked without the help of a whole IT department trying to get audio out of your Voip handset!!

     

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    fredbloggs, May 22nd, 2006 @ 5:12pm

    amteus

    I was interviewed for a development job at Amteus in summer '05 and the moment I stepped into the building it felt 'weird'.

    The product did less than a VPN and was entirely proprietary; apart from secure VoIP I couldn't see any merit in the IM/Mail/filesharing aspects of it.

    The development team seemed to consist of one manager and three techies (two of whom apparently disappeared a week or so after my interview) and I kept getting calls back from my agent about how they were on the verge of securing a several million dollar contract from something to do with the US Gov't - errrr, the chances of the US Gob't using crypto software developed overseas....? ;)

    Things dragged on for a couple of months - the tech director wanted to make me an offer (quite a good one, at the time), but they were 'waiting to secure funding' -- Perhaps fortunately afer most of the development team disappeared (I notice the tech director isn't the guy who interviewed me) my agent called and said they'd frozen recruitment -- seems that these days they're only hiring cold-callers.

    The guy in charge of development was a bright bloke with a few good ideas; I'm not sure how rigidly compartmentalised the Morris organisation was - I doubt the techies were directly involved in spamming, but there were other Morris companies in the building...

     

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    An old old employee, Apr 27th, 2007 @ 3:14pm

    It is not a spam house but it is not not a spam house, it is somewhere in between, though it does not run buy the rules. Any company doing business with them does so in the best intentions, it is just a shame that the marketing to promote the said company is indeed, 85% spam, though those who are on the list are on by the most loosest of legal lines between spam and not spam.

    I was a long term employee I left the comp well over 2 years ago now, but it was in a desperate shape then, so who knows what depths it will sink too. J Morris is basically an idiot who was lucky once (by backing a good minded businessman) , now he is just what he is.... a clueless fool pumping cash into bad ways to make money...and even doing that badly! Last time I talked to some of the people that still worked their he was doing voip, but still the solution was as poor as ever. Anyway...I came by this page trying to look up some old friends so I shall continue my hunt. J Morris if you read this I would just like to say that you are a total ass and this is why you always fail! you and blind to the fake friends that use or hang on around you just for a wage.....

     

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    anonomous, Apr 6th, 2008 @ 10:01am

    AMTEUS

    I have worked within the IT channel for quite some time and Amteus is the biggest lie of all time. Please DO NOT purchase any of there equipment!!! They sold the kit to us as a re-seller, promised the earth and delivered nothing. STAY AWAY!!!!!!!

     

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    Anon, May 14th, 2008 @ 8:41am

    not directly a technical issue I know ..but perhaps indicative of the company ....I am have been awaiting payment of an invoice from Amteus for five months now. The employees are good guys but one of them actually told me ( in confidence ) on the phone that the only way for me to get payment was to take them to court. He implied that it was basically'Jeffrey's' policy not to sign off payment on anything ....

     

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    Anonomous, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 8:48am

    The media buzz

    Jeff Morris is a crook! and so are most of his senior management at the media buzz and Amteus plc. ( they are one and the same) run from an office on cardigan lane in leeds.
    Andy nicholson is his main dogs body and he is full of crap too.

    Do not do business with either firm if you do you will regret it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 8:56am

    Re: The Media Buzz

    How much did they not pay you to type that?

     

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    IQ, Jun 11th, 2008 @ 2:00pm

    Shock

    I used to work for the company and WTF i'm shocked 2 see this but always knew hence why I googled jeff. Couldn't understand how they were collecting so much data if they have only 20+ data collectors in-house. So obviously it is all being done in India or elsewhere. I had heard about Minor Planet but not Jeftel the site that I used 2 send sample emails from campaigns that we have done for so called companies in the past was still down as World Wide Tender!! I actually had a complaint call from a company saying that you are sending emails 2 our company 3 times a day with the subject line saying "New employee in your office" and it turned out 2 be and email about office vending machines!!!

    In training Andy Nicholson actually said: "we have clever tech geeks that are able to get through spam filters etc by wording on the subject line" and at that moment I thought 2 myself well how is that "opt in" and "uk's largest privately owned opt in membership database" that we were told to say in our script ohh and the last pile of bollocks I learned before leaving was....... We are founders of the DMA (direct marketing association) "founders" so dont that mean we make the rules????????????????

    Staff were getting sacked left right and centre hence why I left so soon. I only ever seen jeff a few times but heard him more shouting out of his office at someone

     

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    Terry Taylor, Jul 9th, 2008 @ 10:46am

    WWT Media is now called The Media Buzz and if you look at their website you will see it's now cleverly worded. Take a look at http://www.themediabuzz.com/database2.html and you'll see that it talks about their process for collecting data but at no point mentions getting permission to email people (hence it's just bulk spam). I spoke to the call centre in The Philippines who used to collect their email addresses. They weren't paid and took them to court. Jeffrey Morris then did a counterclaim which was a load of bullshit but actually incriminated themselves. What Morris didn't realise was that 20 current and former employees had given the Philippines call centre details of how the WWT scam worked and that if they didn't pay up, they would expose them. Jeffrey Morris paid up....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 31st, 2008 @ 12:01pm

    COMPLETE RIP OFF

    What a bunch of complete idiots run the media buzz and amteus. Jeffrey Morris is a clueless plonker who landed on his feet by chance and now runs two failing companies. He makes rash decisions without giving any consideration to how the office are going to back the idea and make it work. We were told to 'do whatever it takes to get a sale'. We were told to sell email marketing over 12 months for £750 pm - the contract was worth £9000. We were assured that a 'leasing company' was in place who would pay the media buzz in full for the contract and we would then get a tasty bonus upto 10% - a lot of money. They also told me it wasn’t spamming.

    What they failed to tell us was that that the 12 month interest free credit was subject to credit status and if the company failed credit they had to pay upto 6 months payments in advance. They also did not tell us that there isn’t a ‘cooling off’ period so if the customer cannot pay make the 6 payments in advance they cannot cancel. To get out of the contract the customer has pay a ridiculous amount of money and in some cases they are suing the clients for the full contract amount! I also found out that they lied to the leasing companies about the product so the leasing companies Genesis and Syscap are suing Jeffrey for all the money they have paid out.

    They hoodwink new sales staff to hoodwink poor business people. It’s a complete scam. They have regular sales staff meetings in one of the Andy Booth actually tried to motivate us by telling us that if we didn’t get any sales he would have to send his spanking new sports car back. Well I don’t know about anyone else but that didn’t motivate me. Another director Vicky Roberts also drives around in her new Range Rover and the Jeffreys kids in their expense cars. How do they sleep at night.

    They have no idea how to manage people and they are just greedy for money getting what they can out the staff and people they con into signing up to their services.

    Check the contract there are no guarantees. They buy data and send out an email that says from now on you will receive marketing material and if you don’t want it you have to reply to the email. People have not opted in. They just haven’t opted out. Its not really the same thing is it.

    Don’t do business with these crooks and see other blogs on this site for jeftel which was the previous name of the company.

     

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    Unknown, Dec 2nd, 2008 @ 7:05am

    Re: Shock

    I think you are wrong, the media buzz are affiliated with the DMA not founders! Get your facts right

     

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    Anon, Dec 19th, 2008 @ 11:08am

    Crooks

    I worked for the Media Buzz up until 3 weeks ago, and I can tell you that they are the most crooked company I've ever come across. Put short, they made 10 people redundant without warning because they have run out of cash (they sacked one the day before for questioning the accounts department). They changed the pay date of employees without notice, they wouldn't even buy water to fill the water fountain! I was one of those sacked, and I am still waiting on over £1300 wages that they owe me.

    But, in terms of being sleazy with customers; the opt out on the e-mails doesn't actually work, it just takes your e-mail address out of the loop for around 3 months, they promise clients that they will get (example) 30,000 e-mail addresses for them and actually get around 10,000, they lie about methods of collection (they even told one prospective client that we run night shifts - who makes calls to other UK numbers during the night to get their e-mail addresses?!), and the most common line used is "we'd just like to take your e-mail address so we can send you an updated newsletter from Jaguar/Porsche/BT etc.".

    If anybody questions their morals, the reply is "we've only ever lost one court case and that was only because we turned up on the wrong date"!!! Crooks AND they know it.

     

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    Jeff Russell, Jan 9th, 2009 @ 3:25am

    I'm not sure they only lost 1 court case. They lost a case to a Philippines call centre who were collecting their email addresses. The Media Buzz's counterclaim was that the email addresses they collected were spam. How can the email addresses be spam? They only become spam when you send them. When the Philippines company pointed out that they knew how their scam worked and that they had over 20 current and former employees who would testify that the company knew they were defrauding people, they paid up their outstanding debts before going to court.

    If you look at the media buzz's website, they now make no mention of being "opt-in" email addresses. Their sales guys say it in person though but they've been told not to write it down.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 9:16am

    Well where to start with these people... they've been conning cutomers and staff alike for a long time now. The sad thing is that the ideas for the products were always sound but the people in charge are not only imcompetent but dangerous. They've recently gotten rid of a hell of a lot of their staff and continue to over promise and deliver nothing.

    The chairman is currently attempting to raise money from the city for his Amteus "I'm Jack" product which promises to revolutionise that way schools, parents and pupils communicate with each other within a safe environment. Again, a sound idea in principal. However, the same people are in charge of this "I/m Jack" offering as were in charge of WorldWideTender, WWT Media, The Media Buzz and Amteus with the same idiots running it, developing it, supposedly delivering it. They're definitely trying to sell it but with no success.

    Undoubtedly the same problems will occur. Stay clear of The Media Buzz and Im Jack (Amteus) or whatever they want to call it.

     

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    Dodgy People, Jan 19th, 2009 @ 6:45am

    What they also did was another swindle. They had 2 companies running. They dissolved the one company so that everyone who was suing them couldnt claim their money. The second company is still going but used the old company names so they could still sue the people who they claimed owed them money. Both used the name "The Media Buzz Limited" and both used WWT Media Limited except the one company put spaces between the W & The T. Absolute scammers from start to finish...check out companies house for these details.

    Name & Registered Office:
    W W T MEDIA LIMITED
    10 SWEET STREET, HOLBECK
    LEEDS
    YORKSHIRE
    LS11 9DB
    Company No. 05357491


    Status: Dissolved 14/11/2006
    Date of Incorporation: 08/02/2005

    Country of Origin: United Kingdom
    Company Type: Private Limited Company
    Nature of Business (SIC(03)):
    None Supplied
    Accounting Reference Date: 28/02
    Last Accounts Made Up To: (NO ACCOUNTS FILED)
    Next Accounts Due:
    Last Return Made Up To:
    Next Return Due:
    Previous Names:
    Date of change Previous Name
    18/05/2005 THE MEDIA BUZZ LIMITED
    Branch Details
    There are no branches associated with this company.
    Oversea Company Info
    There are no Oversea Details associated with this company.




    Name & Registered Office:
    THE MEDIA BUZZ LIMITED
    57 CARDIGAN LANE
    LEEDS
    WEST YORKSHIRE
    LS4 2LE
    Company No. 03839629


    Status: Active
    Date of Incorporation: 10/09/1999

    Country of Origin: United Kingdom
    Company Type: Private Limited Company
    Nature of Business (SIC(03)):
    7240 - Data base activities
    Accounting Reference Date: 30/09
    Last Accounts Made Up To: 30/09/2006 (FULL)
    Next Accounts Due: 30/07/2008 OVERDUE
    Last Return Made Up To: 31/08/2008
    Next Return Due: 28/09/2009
    Last Members List: 31/08/2008
    Previous Names:
    Date of change Previous Name
    13/01/2000 BEAUTIFULMOVERS LIMITED
    15/06/2004 W W T (MEDIA) LIMITED
    18/05/2005 WWT MEDIA LIMITED
    22/10/2003 WORLDWIDETENDER.COM LIMITED

     

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    Another stunned ex employee, Jan 22nd, 2009 @ 9:14am

    Jeffrey resigns

    Looks like he's put another two stooges in the hot seat while he sidles off into the shadows again.
    I wonder where the 750,000 that was allegedly raised in December has gone. I imagine that it's not too far out of his clutch!

    As another former employee, I agree with most of the previous criticism. Smoke and Mirrors, flash cars, hangers on with low IQs, little substance and a product that never worked.

    I feel sorry for all the small firms and one man bands that Jeff never pays. He would scream and shout and not sign cheques on a weekly basis- terrible.

    To the new CEO and his mate. Look around fast. Go with your gut instinct and get out.

     

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    Paul Daniels, Apr 29th, 2009 @ 6:34am

    So it's finally ended...

    I just hope that the employees get paid. I really feel for them. Jeff has spent the last 6 months at least plowing The Media Buzz gains into his Wamey, Amteus, I'm Jack, set of solutions. He's giving it away for free to get schools nicely tied in.

    I just hope that the schools realise who he is, what he's about and why he's "giving away" products.

    Potential buyers beware...

     

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    The riddler, Jul 22nd, 2009 @ 8:40am

    Wamey

    Do not, I repeat DO NOT deal with Wamey, Amteus, Im Jack, The Media Buzz or even the new Double Wamey. What a set of absolute idiots run this/these companies! Double Wamey is a rebranded version of what The Media Buzz offered i.e marketing via email to an unresponsive database and getting NO RESULTS! Stay clear of Jeffrey and his stupid scam companies, they clearly have no money and have rebranded to avoid all of the company debts!

     

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    jacob (profile), Nov 2nd, 2009 @ 7:07am

    Double Wamey

    I have recentley ran a campaign by double wamey and had a great return on investment, will definately be conducting another plan to market with the Wamey team in the run up to Christmas, great work guys

     

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    jacob (profile), Nov 2nd, 2009 @ 7:10am

    Wamey

    I also have reccomended double wamey to my partners who again have resulted in good results, double wamey is a fatastic sales opportunity as long as you have a genuine offer.

     

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    The Riddler, Nov 6th, 2009 @ 5:58am

    Sounds like they have one of the insiders putting comments on here, typical! Mmmmmm I wonder who it is? One of the employees?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 20th, 2009 @ 1:24pm

    pupik

     

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    The informer, Nov 20th, 2009 @ 1:32pm

    Re:

    Sorry about previous post guys, typing error. Anyway, Jeffrey Morris is at it again. He has re-branded ImJack Plc and is calling it 'Kwercus' Could it be that yet agin people have discovered that he is involved. For those of you who don't know what i'm going on about, let me tell you. This man has re-named the same company/product several times. To the best of my knowledge it started life as jeftel, then amteus, then imjack, and now he is calling it Kwercus. Whats amazing is that he has got this prof tanya byrom involved. Tanya, do you know what you are getting involved with?

     

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    Informed insider, Nov 24th, 2009 @ 5:10am

    Kwercus has Prof Tanya Byron on Payroll, why else would she advertise this rubbish?

    If you go through recent Amteus/IMJack (now Kwercus) announcements, you'll see that Prof Byron is on the payroll. That's why she's putting her weight behind this marketing campaign. Not simply professional interest in the welfare of youngsters, but taking more of Mr Jeffrey Morris' money.

    If you know anyone in a school, tell them about this. They are a slick looking company with good marketing, but behind the scenes it's another story. Look at the Facebook group for ex-employees of The Media Buzz (sister company and formerly co-located).

    If you know a school governer, teacher or member of the PTA, please warn them about Kwercus and don't just believe them because they paid Prof Byron to use her name.

    Read the rest of this forum and dig a bit deeper into the other businesses that Morris runs.

     

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    backhander police, Nov 24th, 2009 @ 1:42pm

    He is at it again

    Yes, you are probably right. Rumour has it that man Morris together with his henchmen have re-branded yet again. I have to agree that after three years of unsuccessfully trying to give it away to schools FREE that it seems at least a little strange all of a sudden that the gov't are endorsing it.
    If this deal went through I have a feeling it would possibly lead to a ministerial casualty and one never knows - possible prosecution.
    I hear that someone is speaking to the financial press about it and im sure will put pay to this individual, Morris, once and for all.
    As the saying goes, If you are no good at something then people tend to compensate for their inefficiencies in other ways - suffice to say Morris is no businessman. I will leave it to you to guess how he compensates for it.
    Morris should do what he knows best................................NOTHING!!!!!

     

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    backhander police, Nov 24th, 2009 @ 1:43pm

    He is at it again

    Yes, you are probably right. Rumour has it that man Morris together with his henchmen have re-branded yet again. I have to agree that after three years of unsuccessfully trying to give it away to schools FREE that it seems at least a little strange all of a sudden that the gov't are endorsing it.
    If this deal went through I have a feeling it would possibly lead to a ministerial casualty and one never knows - possible prosecution.
    I hear that someone is speaking to the financial press about it and im sure will put pay to this individual, Morris, once and for all.
    As the saying goes, If you are no good at something then people tend to compensate for their inefficiencies in other ways - suffice to say Morris is no businessman. I will leave it to you to guess how he compensates for it.
    Morris should do what he knows best................................NOTHING!!!!!

     

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    lie detector, Nov 24th, 2009 @ 1:53pm

    KWERCUS

    Looks to me as if this spammer Morris has leveraged a relationship who in turn has made a statement of intent and that they will try and raise money on the back of intent - NOTE....NO COMMITMENT
    As I understand it and i have it on good authority that they are just using this meaningless statement to try and pull the wool over prospective investors eyes.
    DO NOT INVEST - DO NOT BE FOOLED

     

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    The informer, Nov 24th, 2009 @ 1:58pm

    Re: He is at it again

    Yes, I 've also read today on another site that the financial press are very interested in what Morris is up to. I also read that a letter is being sent to Ed Balls regarding Morris, making sure he is aware of his past and his business practices along with a mention of tanya byrom's agency being on his books. Jeff Morris has to realise that you can't go around screwing people and expect to get away with it, and those people that have been screwed will always be there to remind him. I'm sure once tanya realises what she has got her self involved with, she will be waving' good old jeff tatar', as i am sure how ever much she is being payed, it will not be worth ruining her career for. Having said that, when you read todays announcement, it is unlikley imjack/amteus/kwercus or whatever he is calling it today will be around in the new year.

     

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    I AM JACK, Nov 24th, 2009 @ 1:59pm

    How lovely to see this dim wit (so called businessman) highlighted. He doesnt know the first thing about business in fact the the only person who thinks he is a good businessman is HIM.

     

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    The Riddler, Nov 26th, 2009 @ 4:25am

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    Yes good point!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 6th, 2009 @ 3:08pm

    Jeffrey Morris is a total and utter cunt! DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING HE SAYS..people dont forget things and he should remember that....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 6th, 2009 @ 3:09pm

    DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY - I SHALL BE CALLING THE POLICE THIS WEEK....

     

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    barry geary, Dec 11th, 2009 @ 2:28pm

    i worked for DOUBLE WAMEY for the first 3 weeks of trading
    what a joke
    Andy Booth was the sales manager and he hasn't got a clue, to be fair he's just intimidated by Morris or realises he couldn't work anywhere else.
    Jeffrey Morris is clearly a stupid lttle dick who bullies his workforce via his ridiculous plastic gangster staff.
    He even had some daft old soldier(who should know better) telling people he was his bodyguard!
    stay away from anything to do with these people.
    Oh and Jeffrey, be careful. with a pacemaker you don't need a fright..........

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 11th, 2009 @ 2:52pm

    ha ha

    looks like old jeffs made yet nother pal!

     

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    Not Happy!, Dec 17th, 2009 @ 8:35am

    Double Wamey Campaign

    I recently ran a campaign with Double Wamey and all I can say is what a load of shite! I didnt get 1 lead and spent over 2k! I shall be in touch with trading standards and watchdog this week!

     

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    IM not Jack, Jan 20th, 2010 @ 7:02am

    Looks like it's finally gone pear shaped...

    Anyone for a Cardigan Lane street party? someone should start a group on Facebook.....

    NOTICE


    (16)

    11/01/2010 7:45am


    TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF TRADING ON AIM



    IMJACK PLC


    At the request of the company trading on AIM for the under-mentioned securities has been temporarily suspended from 11/01/2010 7:45am pending clarification of the company's financial position.

     

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    Morons, Mar 10th, 2010 @ 9:18am

    IM Jack Double Wamey Scammers

    I worked for a company which did work for WWT Media as they were then. They didn't pay us and when started digging around, we discovered how their opt-in email scam works. All of their employees there were so pissed off with Morris that a load of them showed them how their scam worked. We got their client list and sure enough, they'd all been scammed by Morris and his sidekick Andrew Bland. We sued them and they got their lawyers to do what they thought was an intimidating response to our claim. Little did they know, their counterclaim only served to highlight some details of their scam that we hadn't even thought about. When we explained to them that we knew how their scam worked, our lawyer wrote them a letter explaining what we knew. Within weeks, they paid us out of court. Morris is a bully but not as smart as he thinks he is. I'm surprised he hasn't been in prison for his fraud. I know he got into a bit of bother with some insider trading a few years back in The US but seems to have managed to frighten the British authorities with his overpriced lawyers. And by the way Morris, thanks for your cash. You actually overpaid us in the end. We all had a nice weekend away in Rome on your overpayment.

     

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    Wilkis, Apr 14th, 2010 @ 12:25pm

    DOUBLE WAMEY

    I left double wamey 2 weeks ago and that sham of a company have left me in the shit! I worked for them for over 3 weeks until they decided they were going to take our basic off us, however they clearly stated with numerous witnesses that we would receive payment for the 3 and a half weeks....I'm still waiting for the check and in the process of going through the county courts to get it....What a set of selfish bastards is all I have to say.

     

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    Wilkis, Apr 14th, 2010 @ 1:13pm

    DOUBLE WAMEY

    LOOK FOR THE FACEBOOK GROUP NAMED JEFFREY MORRIS AKA CON ARTIST!!!

     

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    the unchosen one, Apr 16th, 2010 @ 6:30am

    my name is adam gould son of doctor gould in leeds.
    I get bollocked by jeffery everyday. He makes me feel stupid, maybe because i am?? I get paid 30k a year to get slapped about like a whore by jeffery. Who only looks after his own 'jewish' workers. the rest treated like shite.

    Jeffery Morris has young people around him, they are so so fooled by his 'brainwashing' ways!! tels them anything to make them sell..many people are educated but caught in a 'dream' that he will make them rich. Hahah what a joke!!

    The guy who runs wamey now is Dennis Carr, who owns a bar in manchester. Complete conman, check him out on google, inside track. He tries to get into your head like the demon headmaster, but he is just a working class plasterer who earned a few quid scammin people in property. Jeffery Morris what a wanker, scammer. Dennis is gettin a dose of his own medicine by jeffery..where is your workforce? left because dennis is a conman

     

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    The_Preacherman (profile), Apr 16th, 2010 @ 11:48am

    The Gospel

    The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

    1An account of the genealogy* of Jesus the Messiah,* the son of David, the son of Abraham.

    2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, 4and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6and Jesse the father of King David.

    And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, 7and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph,* 8and Asaph* the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, 9and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos,* and Amos* the father of Josiah, 11and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

    12 And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, 14and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, 15and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.*

    17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah,* fourteen generations.

    The Birth of Jesus the Messiah

    18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah* took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. 20But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’ 22All this took place to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
    23‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
    and they shall name him Emmanuel’,
    which means, ‘God is with us.’ 24When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, 25but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son;* and he named him Jesus.

    Matthew 2

    The Visit of the Wise Men

    2In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men* from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising,* and have come to pay him homage.’ 3When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah* was to be born. 5They told him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:
    6“And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
    for from you shall come a ruler
    who is to shepherd* my people Israel.” ’

    7 Then Herod secretly called for the wise men* and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. 8Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, ‘Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.’ 9When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising,* until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw that the star had stopped,* they were overwhelmed with joy. 11On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure-chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.
    The Escape to Egypt

    13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.’ 14Then Joseph* got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, 15and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, ‘Out of Egypt I have called my son.’
    The Massacre of the Infants

    16 When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men,* he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men.* 17Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah:
    18‘A voice was heard in Ramah,
    wailing and loud lamentation,
    Rachel weeping for her children;
    she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.’
    The Return from Egypt

    19 When Herod died, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, 20‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.’ 21Then Joseph* got up, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. 22But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And after being warned in a dream, he went away to the district of Galilee. 23There he made his home in a town called Nazareth, so that what had been spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, ‘He will be called a Nazorean.’

    Matthew 3

    The Proclamation of John the Baptist

    3In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’* 3This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said,
    ‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
    “Prepare the way of the Lord,
    make his paths straight.” ’
    4Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, 6and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

    7 But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruit worthy of repentance. 9Do not presume to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our ancestor”; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 10Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

    11 ‘I baptize you with* water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with* the Holy Spirit and fire. 12His winnowing-fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing-floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’
    The Baptism of Jesus

    13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?’ 15But Jesus answered him, ‘Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfil all righteousness.’ Then he consented. 16And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved,* with whom I am well pleased.’

    Matthew 4

    The Temptation of Jesus

    4Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3The tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.’ 4But he answered, ‘It is written,
    “One does not live by bread alone,
    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” ’

    5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6saying to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,
    “He will command his angels concerning you”,
    and “On their hands they will bear you up,
    so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.” ’
    7Jesus said to him, ‘Again it is written, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” ’

    8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour; 9and he said to him, ‘All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.’ 10Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan! for it is written,
    “Worship the Lord your God,
    and serve only him.” ’
    11Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.

    Jesus Begins His Ministry in Galilee

    12 Now when Jesus* heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the lake, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
    15‘Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali,
    on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
    16the people who sat in darkness
    have seen a great light,
    and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death
    light has dawned.’
    17From that time Jesus began to proclaim, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’*
    Jesus Calls the First Disciples

    18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. 19And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’ 20Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. 22Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

    Jesus Ministers to Crowds of People

    23 Jesus* went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news* of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people. 24So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought to him all the sick, those who were afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he cured them. 25And great crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.

    Matthew 5

    The Beatitudes

    5When Jesus* saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

    3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    4 ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    5 ‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

    6 ‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

    7 ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

    8 ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

    9 ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

    10 ‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    11 ‘Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely* on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
    Salt and Light

    13 ‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.

    14 ‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
    The Law and the Prophets

    17 ‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfil. 18For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter,* not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. 19Therefore, whoever breaks* one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
    Concerning Anger

    21 ‘You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not murder”; and “whoever murders shall be liable to judgement.” 22But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister,* you will be liable to judgement; and if you insult* a brother or sister,* you will be liable to the council; and if you say, “You fool”, you will be liable to the hell* of fire. 23So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister* has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister,* and then come and offer your gift. 25Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court* with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. 26Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.
    Concerning Adultery

    27 ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit adultery.” 28But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.* 30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell.*
    Concerning Divorce

    31 ‘It was also said, “Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.” 32But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
    Concerning Oaths

    33 ‘Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.” 34But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37Let your word be “Yes, Yes” or “No, No”; anything more than this comes from the evil one.*
    Concerning Retaliation

    38 ‘You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” 39But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; 40and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; 41and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. 42Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you.
    Love for Enemies

    43 ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same? 47And if you greet only your brothers and sisters,* what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

    Matthew 6

    Concerning Almsgiving

    6‘Beware of practising your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.

    2 ‘So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 3But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.*
    Concerning Prayer

    5 ‘And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 6But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.*

    7 ‘When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

    9 ‘Pray then in this way:
    Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.
    10 Your kingdom come.
    Your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
    11 Give us this day our daily bread.*
    12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    13 And do not bring us to the time of trial,*
    but rescue us from the evil one.*
    14For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
    Concerning Fasting

    16 ‘And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 17But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.*
    Concerning Treasures

    19 ‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust* consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust* consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
    The Sound Eye

    22 ‘The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; 23but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
    Serving Two Masters

    24 ‘No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.*
    Do Not Worry

    25 ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink,* or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?* 28And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” 32For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33But strive first for the kingdom of God* and his* righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

    34 ‘So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

    Matthew 7

    Judging Others

    7‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s* eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 4Or how can you say to your neighbour,* “Let me take the speck out of your eye”, while the log is in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbour’s* eye.
    Profaning the Holy

    6 ‘Do not give what is holy to dogs; and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under foot and turn and maul you.
    Ask, Search, Knock

    7 ‘Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 9Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? 10Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? 11If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
    The Golden Rule

    12 ‘In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
    The Narrow Gate

    13 ‘Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy* that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. 14For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
    A Tree and Its Fruit

    15 ‘Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus you will know them by their fruits.
    Concerning Self-Deception

    21 ‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord”, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only one who does the will of my Father in heaven. 22On that day many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?” 23Then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.”
    Hearers and Doers

    24 ‘Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. 25The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. 26And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!’

    28 Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching, 29for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

    Matthew 8

    Jesus Cleanses a Leper

    8When Jesus* had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; 2and there was a leper* who came to him and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.’ 3He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!’ Immediately his leprosy* was cleansed. 4Then Jesus said to him, ‘See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.’
    Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant

    5 When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him 6and saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralysed, in terrible distress.’ 7And he said to him, ‘I will come and cure him.’ 8The centurion answered, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant will be healed. 9For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, “Go”, and he goes, and to another, “Come”, and he comes, and to my slave, “Do this”, and the slave does it.’ 10When Jesus heard him, he was amazed and said to those who followed him, ‘Truly I tell you, in no one* in Israel have I found such faith. 11I tell you, many will come from east and west and will eat with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12while the heirs of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 13And to the centurion Jesus said, ‘Go; let it be done for you according to your faith.’ And the servant was healed in that hour.
    Jesus Heals Many at Peter’s House

    14 When Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever; 15he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she got up and began to serve him. 16That evening they brought to him many who were possessed by demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and cured all who were sick. 17This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah, ‘He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.’
    Would-Be Followers of Jesus

    18 Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. 19A scribe then approached and said, ‘Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.’ 20And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’ 21Another of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ 22But Jesus said to him, ‘Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.’
    Jesus Stills the Storm

    23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24A gale arose on the lake, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25And they went and woke him up, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We are perishing!’ 26And he said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, you of little faith?’ Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm. 27They were amazed, saying, ‘What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?’
    Jesus Heals the Gadarene Demoniacs

    28 When he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes,* two demoniacs coming out of the tombs met him. They were so fierce that no one could pass that way. 29Suddenly they shouted, ‘What have you to do with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?’ 30Now a large herd of swine was feeding at some distance from them. 31The demons begged him, ‘If you cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.’ 32And he said to them, ‘Go!’ So they came out and entered the swine; and suddenly, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and perished in the water. 33The swineherds ran off, and on going into the town, they told the whole story about what had happened to the demoniacs. 34Then the whole town came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their neighbourhood.

    Matthew 9

    91And after getting into a boat he crossed the water and came to his own town.
    Jesus Heals a Paralytic

    2 And just then some people were carrying a paralysed man lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.’ 3Then some of the scribes said to themselves, ‘This man is blaspheming.’ 4But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, ‘Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5For which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven”, or to say, “Stand up and walk”? 6But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins’—he then said to the paralytic—‘Stand up, take your bed and go to your home.’ 7And he stood up and went to his home. 8When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to human beings.
    The Calling of Matthew

    9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and followed him.

    10 And as he sat at dinner* in the house, many tax-collectors and sinners came and were sitting* with him and his disciples. 11When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax-collectors and sinners?’ 12But when he heard this, he said, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13Go and learn what this means, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.’
    The Question about Fasting

    14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, ‘Why do we and the Pharisees fast often,* but your disciples do not fast?’ 15And Jesus said to them, ‘The wedding-guests cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. 16No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak, for the patch pulls away from the cloak, and a worse tear is made. 17Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; otherwise, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.’
    A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed

    18 While he was saying these things to them, suddenly a leader of the synagogue* came in and knelt before him, saying, ‘My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.’ 19And Jesus got up and followed him, with his disciples. 20Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from haemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak, 21for she said to herself, ‘If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.’ 22Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, ‘Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.’ And instantly the woman was made well. 23When Jesus came to the leader’s house and saw the flute-players and the crowd making a commotion, 24he said, ‘Go away; for the girl is not dead but sleeping.’ And they laughed at him. 25But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl got up. 26And the report of this spread throughout that district.
    Jesus Heals Two Blind Men

    27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, ‘Have mercy on us, Son of David!’ 28When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ They said to him, ‘Yes, Lord.’ 29Then he touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith let it be done to you.’ 30And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly ordered them, ‘See that no one knows of this.’ 31But they went away and spread the news about him throughout that district.
    Jesus Heals One Who Was Mute

    32 After they had gone away, a demoniac who was mute was brought to him. 33And when the demon had been cast out, the one who had been mute spoke; and the crowds were amazed and said, ‘Never has anything like this been seen in Israel.’ 34But the Pharisees said, ‘By the ruler of the demons he casts out the demons.’*

    The Harvest Is Great, the Labourers Few

    35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; 38therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’

    Matthew 10

    The Twelve Apostles

    10Then Jesus* summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. 2These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;* 4Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.
    The Mission of the Twelve

    5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.”* 8Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers,* cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. 9Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, 10no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for labourers deserve their food. 11Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. 12As you enter the house, greet it. 13If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. 15Truly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgement than for that town.
    Coming Persecutions

    16 ‘See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; 18and you will be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles. 19When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; 20for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; 22and you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly I tell you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

    24 ‘A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!
    Whom to Fear

    26 ‘So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.* 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground unperceived by your Father. 30And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.

    32 ‘Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; 33but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.
    Not Peace, but a Sword

    34 ‘Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
    35For I have come to set a man against his father,
    and a daughter against her mother,
    and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
    36and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.
    37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.
    Rewards

    40 ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; 42and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.’

    Matthew 11

    11Now when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and proclaim his message in their cities.
    Messengers from John the Baptist

    2 When John heard in prison what the Messiah* was doing, he sent word by his* disciples 3and said to him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?’ 4Jesus answered them, ‘Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers* are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. 6And blessed is anyone who takes no offence at me.’
    Jesus Praises John the Baptist

    7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? 8What then did you go out to see? Someone* dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. 9What then did you go out to see? A prophet?* Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10This is the one about whom it is written,
    “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
    who will prepare your way before you.”
    11Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence,* and the violent take it by force. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John came; 14and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15Let anyone with ears* listen!

    16 ‘But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market-places and calling to one another,
    17“We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
    we wailed, and you did not mourn.”
    18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He has a demon”; 19the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!” Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.’*
    Woes to Unrepentant Cities

    20 Then he began to reproach the cities in which most of his deeds of power had been done, because they did not repent. 21‘Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22But I tell you, on the day of judgement it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23And you, Capernaum,
    will you be exalted to heaven?
    No, you will be brought down to Hades.
    For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24But I tell you that on the day of judgement it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom than for you.’
    Jesus Thanks His Father

    25 At that time Jesus said, ‘I thank* you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.* 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

    28 ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’

    Matthew 12

    Plucking Grain on the Sabbath

    12At that time Jesus went through the cornfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2When the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, ‘Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the sabbath.’ 3He said to them, ‘Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4He entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him or his companions to eat, but only for the priests. 5Or have you not read in the law that on the sabbath the priests in the temple break the sabbath and yet are guiltless? 6I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7But if you had known what this means, “I desire mercy and not sacrifice”, you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8For the Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.’
    The Man with a Withered Hand

    9 He left that place and entered their synagogue; 10a man was there with a withered hand, and they asked him, ‘Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath?’ so that they might accuse him. 11He said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has only one sheep and it falls into a pit on the sabbath; will you not lay hold of it and lift it out? 12How much more valuable is a human being than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.’ 13Then he said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out, and it was restored, as sound as the other. 14But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.
    God’s Chosen Servant

    15 When Jesus became aware of this, he departed. Many crowds* followed him, and he cured all of them, 16and he ordered them not to make him known. 17This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
    18‘Here is my servant, whom I have chosen,
    my beloved, with whom my soul is well pleased.
    I will put my Spirit upon him,
    and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
    19He will not wrangle or cry aloud,
    nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
    20He will not break a bruised reed
    or quench a smouldering wick
    until he brings justice to victory.
    21 And in his name the Gentiles will hope.’
    Jesus and Beelzebul

    22 Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute; and he cured him, so that the one who had been mute could speak and see. 23All the crowds were amazed and said, ‘Can this be the Son of David?’ 24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, ‘It is only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons, that this fellow casts out the demons.’ 25He knew what they were thinking and said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. 26If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? 27If I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own exorcists* cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 28But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come to you. 29Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property, without first tying up the strong man? Then indeed the house can be plundered. 30Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31Therefore I tell you, people will be forgiven for every sin and blasphemy, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
    A Tree and Its Fruit

    33 ‘Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. 34You brood of vipers! How can you speak good things, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35The good person brings good things out of a good treasure, and the evil person brings evil things out of an evil treasure. 36I tell you, on the day of judgement you will have to give an account for every careless word you utter; 37for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.’
    The Sign of Jonah

    38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, ‘Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.’ 39But he answered them, ‘An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40For just as Jonah was for three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so for three days and three nights the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth. 41The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgement with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and see, something greater than Jonah is here! 42The queen of the South will rise up at the judgement with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here!
    The Return of the Unclean Spirit

    43 ‘When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it wanders through waterless regions looking for a resting-place, but it finds none. 44Then it says, “I will return to my house from which I came.” When it comes, it finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45Then it goes and brings along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and live there; and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So will it be also with this evil generation.’
    The True Kindred of Jesus

    46 While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him. 47Someone told him, ‘Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.’* 48But to the one who had told him this, Jesus* replied, ‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?’ 49And pointing to his disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! 50For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.’

    Matthew 13

    The Parable of the Sower

    13That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake. 2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. 6But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9Let anyone with ears* listen!’
    The Purpose of the Parables

    10 Then the disciples came and asked him, ‘Why do you speak to them in parables?’ 11He answered, ‘To you it has been given to know the secrets* of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 13The reason I speak to them in parables is that “seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they understand.” 14With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah that says:
    “You will indeed listen, but never understand,
    and you will indeed look, but never perceive.
    15For this people’s heart has grown dull,
    and their ears are hard of hearing,
    and they have shut their eyes;
    so that they might not look with their eyes,
    and listen with their ears,
    and understand with their heart and turn—
    and I would heal them.”
    16But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.
    The Parable of the Sower Explained

    18 ‘Hear then the parable of the sower. 19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away.* 22As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 23But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.’
    The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat

    24 He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” 28He answered, “An enemy has done this.” The slaves said to him, “Then do you want us to go and gather them?” 29But he replied, “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’
    The Parable of the Mustard Seed

    31 He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’
    The Parable of the Yeast

    33 He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with* three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.’
    The Use of Parables

    34 Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. 35This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet:*
    ‘I will open my mouth to speak in parables;
    I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.’*
    Jesus Explains the Parable of the Weeds

    36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, ‘Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.’ 37He answered, ‘The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears* listen!
    Three Parables

    44 ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

    45 ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 46on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

    47 ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; 48when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. 49So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Treasures New and Old

    51 ‘Have you understood all this?’ They answered, ‘Yes.’ 52And he said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.’ 53When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place.
    The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

    54 He came to his home town and began to teach the people* in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? 55Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?’ 57And they took offence at him. But Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honour except in their own country and in their own house.’ 58And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief.

    Matthew 14

    The Death of John the Baptist

    14At that time Herod the ruler* heard reports about Jesus; 2and he said to his servants, ‘This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead, and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ 3For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,* 4because John had been telling him, ‘It is not lawful for you to have her.’ 5Though Herod* wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded him as a prophet. 6But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company, and she pleased Herod 7so much that he promised on oath to grant her whatever she might ask. 8Prompted by her mother, she said, ‘Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.’ 9The king was grieved, yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he commanded it to be given; 10he sent and had John beheaded in the prison. 11The head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, who brought it to her mother. 12His disciples came and took the body and buried it; then they went and told Jesus.
    Feeding the Five Thousand

    13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ 16Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’ 17They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.’ 18And he said, ‘Bring them here to me.’ 19Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
    Jesus Walks on the Water

    22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land,* for the wind was against them. 25And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’

    28 Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ 29He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. 30But when he noticed the strong wind,* he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ 32When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’
    Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret

    34 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 35After the people of that place recognized him, they sent word throughout the region and brought all who were sick to him, 36and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.

    Matthew 15

    The Tradition of the Elders

    15Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2‘Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat.’ 3He answered them, ‘And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4For God said,* “Honour your father and your mother,” and, “Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.” 5But you say that whoever tells father or mother, “Whatever support you might have had from me is given to God”,* then that person need not honour the father.* 6So, for the sake of your tradition, you make void the word* of God. 7You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly about you when he said:
    8“This people honours me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me;
    9in vain do they worship me,
    teaching human precepts as doctrines.” ’
    Things That Defile

    10 Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, ‘Listen and understand: 11it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.’ 12Then the disciples approached and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees took offence when they heard what you said?’ 13He answered, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind.* And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.’ 15But Peter said to him, ‘Explain this parable to us.’ 16Then he said, ‘Are you also still without understanding? 17Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? 18But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. 19For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. 20These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.’
    The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

    21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’ 23But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.’ 24He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, help me.’ 26He answered, ‘It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ 27She said, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ 28Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.’ And her daughter was healed instantly.
    Jesus Cures Many People

    29 After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down. 30Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them, 31so that the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
    Feeding the Four Thousand

    32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat; and I d

     

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    Jackanory, Apr 16th, 2010 @ 2:54pm

    I am a rather elderly man. The nature of my avocations for the last thirty years has brought me into more than ordinary contact with what would seem an interesting and somewhat singular set of men, of whom, as yet, nothing that I know of has ever been written -- I mean the law-copyists, or scriveners. I have known very many of them, professionally and privately, and, if I pleased, could relate divers histories at which good-natured gentlemen might smile and sentimental souls might weep. But I waive the biographies of all other scriveners for a few passages in the life of Bartleby, who was a scrivener, the strangest I ever saw or heard of. While of other law-copyists I might write the complete life, of Bartleby nothing of that sort can be done. I believe that no materials exist for a full and satisfactory biography of this man. It is an irreparable loss to literature. Bartleby was one of those beings of whom nothing is ascertainable except from the original sources, and, in his case, those are very small. What my own astonished eyes saw of Bartleby, that is all I know of him, except, indeed, one vague report, which will appear in the sequel.

    Ere introducing the scrivener as he first appeared to me, it is fit I make some mention of myself, my employees, my business, my chambers and general surroundings, because some such description is indispensable to an adequate understanding of the chief character about to be presented. Imprimis: I am a man who, from his youth upwards, has been filled with a profound conviction that the easiest way of life is the best. Hence, though I belong to a profession proverbially energetic and nervous even to turbulence at times, yet nothing of that sort have I ever suffered to invade my peace. I am one of those unambitious lawyers who never addresses a jury or in any way draws down public applause, but, in the cool tranquillity of a snug retreat, do a snug business among rich men's bonds, and mortgages, and title deeds. All who know me consider me an eminently safe man. The late John Jacob Astor, a personage little given to poetic enthusiasm, had no hesitation in pronouncing my first grand point to be prudence, my next, method. I do not speak it in vanity, but simply record the fact that I was not unemployed in my profession by the late John Jacob Astor, a name which, I admit, I love to repeat, for it hath a rounded and orbicular sound to it, and rings like unto bullion. I will freely add that I was not insensible to the late John Jacob Astor's good opinion.

    Some time prior to the period at which this little history begins my avocations had been largely increased. The good old office, now extinct in the State of New York, of a Master in Chancery, had been conferred upon me. It was not a very arduous office, but very pleasantly remunerative. I seldom lose my temper, much more seldom indulge in dangerous indignation at wrongs and outrages, but I must be permitted to be rash here and declare that I consider the sudden and violent abrogation of the office of Master in Chancery, by the new Constitution, as a premature act, inasmuch as I had counted upon a life lease of the profits, whereas I only received those of a few short years. But this is by the way.

    My chambers were upstairs at No.___ Wall Street. At one end they looked upon the white wall of the interior of a spacious skylight shaft, penetrating the building from top to bottom.

    This view might have been considered rather tame than otherwise, deficient in what landscape painters call "life." But, if so, the view from the other end of my chambers offered at least a contrast, if nothing more. In that direction, my windows commanded an unobstructed view of a lofty brick wall, black by age and everlasting shade, which wall required no spyglass to bring out its lurking beauties, but, for the benefit of all nearsighted spectators, was pushed up to within ten feet of my windowpanes. Owing to the great height of the surrounding buildings, and my chambers' being on the second floor, the interval between this wall and mine not a little resembled a huge square cistern.

    At the period just preceding the advent of Bartleby, I had two persons as copyists in my employment, and a promising lad as an office boy. First, Turkey; second, Nippers; third Ginger Nut. These may seem names the like of which are not usually found in the Directory. In truth, they were nicknames, mutually conferred upon each other by my three clerks, and were deemed expressive of their respective persons or characters. Turkey was a short, pursy Englishman, of about my own age -- that is, somewhere not far from sixty. In the morning, one might say, his face was of a fine florid hue, but after twelve o'clock, meridian -- his dinner hour -- it blazed like a grate full of Christmas coals; and continued blazing -- but, as it were, with a gradual wane -- till six o'clock, P.M., or thereabouts; after which I saw no more of the proprietor of the face, which, gaining its meridian with the sun, seemed to set with it, to rise, culminate, and decline the following day, with the like regularity and undiminished glory. There are many singular coincidences I have known in the course of my life, not the least among which was the fact, that, exactly when Turkey displayed his fullest beams from his red and radiant countenance, just then, too, at that critical moment, began the daily period when I considered his business capacities as seriously disturbed for the remainder of the twenty-four hours. Not that he was absolutely idle or averse to business then; far from it. The difficulty was, he was apt to be altogether too energetic. There was a strange, inflamed, flurried, flighty recklessness of activity about him. He would be incautious in dipping his pen into his inkstand. All his blots upon my documents were dropped there after twelve o'clock, meridian. Indeed, not only would he be reckless and sadly given to making blots in the afternoon, but some days he went further and was rather noisy. At such times, too, his face flamed with augmented blazonry, as if cannel coal had been heaped on anthracite. He made an unpleasant racket with his chair; spilled his sandbox; in mending his pens, impatiently split them all to pieces and threw them on the floor in a sudden passion; stood up and leaned over his table, boxing his papers about in a most indecorous manner, very sad to behold in an elderly man like him. Nevertheless, as he was in many ways a most valuable person to me, and all the time before twelve o'clock, meridian, was the quickest, steadiest creature, too, accomplishing a great deal of work in a style not easily to be matched -- for these reasons I was willing to overlook his eccentricities, though indeed, occasionally, I remonstrated with him. I did this very gently, however, because, though the civilest, nay, the blandest and most reverential of men in the morning, yet, in the afternoon he was disposed, upon provocation, to be slightly rash with his tongue -- in fact, insolent. Now, valuing his morning services as I did, and resolved not to lose them -- yet, at the same time, made uncomfortable by his inflamed ways after twelve o'clock and being a man of peace, unwilling by my admonitions to call forth unseemly retorts from him, I took upon me one Saturday noon (he was always worse on Saturdays) to hint to him, very kindly, that perhaps, now that he was growing old, it might be well to abridge his labors; in short, he need not come to my chambers after twelve o'clock, but, dinner over, had best go home to his lodgings and rest himself till teatime. But no; he insisted upon his afternoon devotions. His countenance became intolerably fervid, as he oratorically assured me -- gesticulating with a long ruler at the other end of the room that if his services in the morning were useful, how indispensable, then, in the afternoon?

    "With submission, sir," said Turkey, on this occasion, "I consider myself your right-hand man. In the morning I but marshal and deploy my columns, but in the afternoon I put myself at their head, and gallantly charge the foe, thus" -- and he made a violent thrust with the ruler.

    "But the blots, Turkey," intimated I.

    "True; but, with submission, sir, behold these hairs! I am getting old. Surely, sir, a blot or two of a warm afternoon is not to be severely urged against gray hairs. Old age even if it blot the page -- is honorable. With submission, sir, we both are getting old."

    This appeal to my fellow feeling was hardly to be resisted. At all events, I saw that go he would not. So I made up my mind to let him stay, resolving, nevertheless, to see to it that, during the afternoon, he had to do with my less important papers.

    Nippers, the second on my list, was a whiskered, sallow, and upon the whole rather piratical-looking young man of about five and twenty. I always deemed him the victim of two evil powers -- ambition and indigestion. The ambition was evinced by a certain impatience of the duties of a mere copyist, an unwarrantable usurpation of strictly professional affairs, such as the original drawing up of legal documents. The indigestion seemed betokened in an occasional nervous testiness and grinning irritability, causing the teeth to audibly grind together over mistakes committed in copying; unnecessary maledictions, hissed rather than spoken, in the heat of business; and especially by a continual discontent with the height of the table where he worked. Though of a very ingenious mechanical turn, Nippers could never get this table to suit him. He put chips under it, blocks of various sorts, bits of pasteboard, and at last went so far as to attempt an exquisite adjustment by final pieces of folded blotting paper. But no invention would answer. If, for the sake of easing his back, he brought the table lid at a sharp angle well up towards his chin, and wrote there like a man using the steep roof of a Dutch house for his desk, then he declared that it stopped the circulation in his arms. If now he lowered the table to his waistbands and stooped over it in writing, then there was a sore aching in his back. In short, the truth of the matter was Nippers knew not what he wanted. Or, if he wanted anything, it was to be rid of a scrivener's table altogether. Among the manifestations of his diseased ambition was a fondness he had for receiving visits from certain ambiguous-looking fellows in seedy coats, whom he called his clients. Indeed, I was aware that not only was he, at times, considerable of a ward politician, but he occasionally did a little business at the Justices' courts, and was not unknown on the steps of the Tombs. I have good reason to believe, however, that one individual who called upon him at my chambers, and who, with a grand air, he insisted was his client, was no other than a dun, and the alleged title deed, a bill. But, with all his failings, and the annoyances he caused me, Nippers, like his compatriot Turkey, was a very useful man to me; wrote a neat, swift hand; and, when he chose, was not deficient in a gentlemanly sort of deportment. Added to this, he always dressed in a gentlemanly sort of way, and so, incidentally, reflected credit upon my chambers. Whereas, with respect to Turkey, I had much ado to keep him from being a reproach to me. His clothes were apt to look oily, and smell of eating houses. He wore his pantaloons very loose and baggy in summer. His coats were execrable, his hat not to be handled. But while the hat was a thing of indifference to me, inasmuch as his natural civility and deference, as a dependent Englishman, always led him to doff it the moment he entered the room, yet his coat was another matter. Concerning his coats, I reasoned with him, but with no effect. The truth was, I suppose, that a man with so small an income could not afford to sport such a lustrous face and a lustrous coat at one and the same time. As Nippers once observed, Turkey's money went chiefly for red ink. One winter day, I presented Turkey with a highly respectable-looking coat of my own -- a padded gray coat of a most comfortable warmth, and which buttoned straight up from the knee to the neck. I thought Turkey would appreciate the favor and abate his rashness and obstreperousness of afternoons. But no; I verily believe that buttoning himself up in so downy and blanket-like a coat had a pernicious effect upon him -- upon the same principle that too much oats are bad for horses. In fact precisely as a rash, restive horse is said to feel his oats, so Turkey felt his coat. It made him insolent. He was a man whom prosperity harmed.

    Though, concerning the self-indulgent habits of Turkey, I had my own private surmises, yet, touching Nippers, I was well persuaded that, whatever might be his faults in other respects, he was, at least, a temperate young man. But indeed, nature herself seemed to have been his vintner, and, at his birth, charged him so thoroughly with an irritable, brandylike disposition that all subsequent potations were needless. When I consider how, amid the stillness of my chambers, Nippers would sometimes impatiently rise from his seat, and, stooping over his table, spread his arms wide apart, seize the whole desk, and move it, and jerk it, with a grim, grinding motion on the floor, as if the table were a perverse voluntary agent, intent on thwarting and vexing him, I plainly perceive that, for Nippers, brandy-and-water were altogether superfluous.

    It was fortunate for me that, owing to its peculiar cause -- indigestion -- the irritability and consequent nervousness of Nippers were mainly observable in the morning, while in the afternoon he was comparatively mild. So that, Turkey's paroxysms only coming on about twelve o'clock, I never had to do with their eccentricities at one time. Their fits relieved each other, like guards. When Nippers's was on, Turkey's was off and vice versa. This was a good natural arrangement, under the circumstances.

    Ginger Nut, the third on my list, was a lad some twelve years old. His father was a carman, ambitious of seeing his son on the bench instead of a cart before he died. So he sent him to my office, as student at law, errand boy, cleaner and sweeper, at the rate of one dollar a week. He had a little desk to himself, but he did not use it much. Upon inspection, the drawer exhibited a great array of the shells of various sorts of nuts. Indeed, to this quick-witted youth, the whole noble science of the law was contained in a nutshell. Not the least among the employments of Ginger Nut, as well as one which he discharged with the most alacrity, was his duty as cake and apple purveyor for Turkey and Nippers. Copying law papers being proverbially a dry, husky sort of business, my two scriveners were fain to moisten their mouths very often with Spitzenbergs, to be had at the numerous stalls nigh the Custom House and Post Office. Also, they sent Ginger Nut very frequently for that peculiar cake -- small, flat, round, and very spicy -- after which he had been named by them. Of a cold morning, when business was but dull, Turkey would gobble up scores of these cakes, as if they were mere wafers -- indeed, they sell them at the rate of six or eight for a penny -- the scrape of his pen blending with the crunching of the crisp particles in his mouth. Of all the fiery afternoon blunders and flurried rashnesses of Turkey was his once moistening a ginger cake between his lips and clapping it on to a mortgage for a seal. I came within an ace of dismissing him then. But he mollified me by making an Oriental bow, and saying:

    "With submission, sir, it was generous of me to find you in stationery on my own account."

    Now my original business -- that of a conveyancer and title hunter, and drawer-up of recondite documents of all sorts -- was considerably increased by receiving the Master's office. There was now great work for scriveners. Not only must I push the clerks already with me, but I must have additional help.

    In answer to my advertisement, a motionless young man one morning stood upon my office threshold, the door being open, for it was summer. I can see that figure now -- pallidly neat pitiably respectable, incurably forlorn! It was Bartleby.

    After a few words touching his qualifications, I engaged him, glad to have among my corps of copyists a man of so singularly sedate an aspect, which I thought might operate beneficially upon the flighty temper of Turkey and the fiery one of Nippers.

    I should have stated before that ground-glass folding doors divided my premises into two parts, one of which was occupied by my scriveners, the other by myself. According to my humor, I threw open these doors or closed them. I resolved to assign Bartleby a corner by the folding doors, but on my side of them so as to have this quiet man within easy call, in case any trifling thing was to be done. I placed his desk close up to a small side window in that part of the room, a window which originally had afforded a lateral view of certain grimy back yards and bricks, but which, owing to subsequent erections, commanded at present no view at all, though it gave some light. Within three feet of the panes was a wall, and the light came down from far above, between two lofty buildings, as from a very small opening in a dome. Still further to a satisfactory arrangement, I procured a high green folding screen, which might entirely isolate Bartleby from my sight, though not remove him from my voice. And thus, in a manner, privacy and society were conjoined.

    At first, Bartleby did an extraordinary quantity of writing. As if long famishing for something to copy, he seemed to gorge himself on my documents. There was no pause for digestion. He ran a day and night line, copying by sunlight and by candlelight. I should have been quite delighted with his application, had he been cheerfully industrious. But he wrote on silently, palely, mechanically.

    It is, of course, an indispensable part of a scrivener's business to verify the accuracy of his copy, word by word. Where there are two or more scriveners in an office, they assist each other in this examination, one reading from the copy, the other holding the original. It is a very dull, wearisome, and lethargic affair. I can readily imagine that, to some sanguine temperaments, it would be altogether intolerable. For example, I cannot credit that the mettlesome poet, Byron, would have contentedly sat down with Bartleby to examine a law document of, say five hundred pages, closely written in a crimpy hand.

    Now and then, in the haste of business, it had been my habit to assist in comparing some brief document myself, calling Turkey or Nippers for this purpose. One object I had in placing Bartleby so handy to me behind the screen was to avail myself of his services on such trivial occasions. It was on the third day, I think, of his being with me, and before any necessity had arisen for having his own writing examined, that, being much hurried to complete a small affair I had in hand, I abruptly called to Bartleby. In my haste and natural expectancy of instant compliance, I sat with my head bent over the original on my desk, and my right hand sideways, and somewhat nervously extended with the copy, so that, immediately upon emerging from his retreat, Bartleby might snatch it and proceed to business without the least delay.

    In this very attitude did I sit when I called to him, rapidly stating what it was I wanted him to do -- namely, to examine a small paper with me. Imagine my surprise, nay, my consternation, when, without moving from his privacy, Bartleby, in a singularly mild, firm voice, replied, "I would prefer not to."

    I sat awhile in perfect silence, rallying my stunned faculties. Immediately it occurred to me that my ears had deceived me, or Bartleby had entirely misunderstood my meaning. I repeated my request in the clearest tone I could assume; but in quite as clear a one came the previous reply, "I would prefer not to."

    "Prefer not to," echoed I, rising in high excitement, and crossing the room with a stride. "What do you mean? Are you moon-struck? I want you to help me compare this sheet here -- take it," and I thrust it towards him.

    "I would prefer not to," said he.

    I looked at him steadfastly. His face was leanly composed; his gray eyes dimly calm. Not a wrinkle of agitation rippled him. Had there been the least uneasiness, anger, impatience or impertinence in his manner; in other words, had there been anything ordinarily human about him, doubtless I should have violently dismissed him from the premises. But as it was I should have as soon thought of turning my pale plaster-of-Paris bust of Cicero out of doors. I stood gazing at him awhile, as he went on with his own writing, and then reseated myself at my desk. This is very strange, thought I. What had one best do? But my business hurried me. I concluded to forget the matter for the present, reserving it for my future leisure. So calling Nippers from the other room, the paper was speedily examined.

    A few days after this, Bartleby concluded four lengthy documents, being quadruplicates of a week's testimony taken before me in my High Court of Chancery. It became necessary to examine them. It was an important suit, and great accuracy was imperative. Having all things arranged, I called Turkey Nippers and Ginger Nut, from the next room, meaning to place the four copies in the hands of my four clerks, while I should read from the original. Accordingly, Turkey, Nippers, and Ginger Nut had taken their seats in a row, each with his document in his hand, when I called to Bartleby to join this interesting group.

    "Bartleby! quick, I am waiting."

    I heard a slow scrape of his chair legs on the uncarpeted floor, and soon he appeared standing at the entrance of his hermitage.

    "What is wanted?" said he, mildly.

    "The copies, the copies," said I, hurriedly. "We are going to examine them. There" -- and I held towards him the fourth quadruplicate.

    "I would prefer not to," he said, and gently disappeared behind the screen.

    For a few moments I was turned into a pillar of salt, standing at the head of my seated column of clerks. Recovering myself, I advanced towards the screen and demanded the reason for such extraordinary conduct.

    "Why do you refuse?"

    "I would prefer not to."

    With any other man I should have flown outright into a dreadful passion, scorned all further words, and thrust him ignominiously from my presence. But there was something about Bartleby that not only strangely disarmed me, but, in a wonderful manner, touched and disconcerted me. I began to reason with him.

    "These are your own copies we are about to examine. It is labor saving to you, because one examination will answer for your four papers. It is common usage. Every copyist is bound to help examine his copy. Is it not so? Will you not speak? Answer!"

    "I prefer not, to," he replied in a flutelike tone. It seemed to me that, while I had been addressing him, he carefully revolved every statement that I made; fully comprehended the meaning; could not gainsay the irresistible conclusion; but, at the same time, some paramount consideration prevailed with him to reply as he did.

    "You are decided, then, not to comply with my request -- a request made according to common usage and common sense?"

    He briefly gave me to understand that on that point my judgment was sound. Yes: his decision was irreversible.

    It is seldom the case that, when a man is browbeaten in some unprecedented and violently unreasonable way, he begins to stagger in his own plainest faith. He begins, as it were, vaguely to surmise that, wonderful as it may be, all the justice and all the reason is on the other side. Accordingly, if any disinterested persons are present, he turns to them for some reinforcement for his own faltering mind.

    "Turkey," said I, "what do you think of this? Am I not right?"

    "With submission, sir," said Turkey, in his blandest tone, "I think that you are."

    "Nippers," said I, "what do you think of it?"

    "I think I should kick him out of the office."

    (The reader of nice perceptions, will here perceive that, it being morning, Turkey's answer is couched in polite and tranquil terms, but Nippers replies in ill-tempered ones. Or, to repeat a previous sentence, Nippers's ugly mood was on duty, and Turkey's off.)

    "Ginger Nut," said I, willing to enlist the smallest suffrage in my behalf, "what do you think of it?"

    "I think, sir, he's a little luny," replied Ginger Nut, with a grin.

    "You hear what they say," said I, turning towards the screen, "come forth and do your duty."

    But he vouchsafed no reply. I pondered a moment in sore perplexity. But once more business hurried me. I determined again to postpone the consideration of this dilemma to my future leisure. With a little trouble we made out to examine the papers without Bartleby, though at every page or two Turkey deferentially dropped his opinion that this proceeding was quite out of the common; while Nippers, twitching in his chair with a dyspeptic nervousness, ground out between his set teeth occasional hissing maledictions against the stubborn oaf behind the screen. And for his (Nippers's) part, this was the first and the last time he would do another man's business without pay.

    Meanwhile Bartleby sat in his hermitage, oblivious to everything but his own peculiar business there.

    Some days passed, the scrivener being employed upon another lengthy work. His late remarkable conduct led me to regard his ways narrowly. I observed that he never went to dinner; indeed, that he never went anywhere. As yet I had never, of my personal knowledge, known him to be outside of my office. He was a perpetual sentry in the corner. At about eleven o'clock, though, in the morning, I noticed that Ginger Nut would advance towards the opening in Bartleby's screen as if silently beckoned thither by a gesture invisible to me where I sat. The boy would then leave the office jingling a few pence, and reappear with a handful of gingernuts, which he delivered in the hermitage, receiving two of the cakes for his trouble.

    He lives, then, on gingernuts, thought I; never eats a dinner, properly speaking; he must be a vegetarian, then; but no, he never eats even vegetables, he eats nothing but gingernuts. My mind then ran on in reveries concerning the probable effects upon the human constitution of living entirely on gingernuts. Gingernuts are so called because they contain ginger as one of their peculiar constituents and the normal flavoring one. Now, what was ginger? A hot, spicy thing. Was Bartleby hot and spicy? Not at all. Ginger, then had no effect upon Bartleby. Probably he preferred it should have none.



    Chapter Two

    Nothing so aggravates an earnest person as a passive resistance. If the individual so resisted be of a not inhumane temper, and the resisting one perfectly harmless in his passivity, then, in the better moods of the former, he will endeavor charitably to construe to his imagination what proves impossible to be solved by his judgment. Even so, for the most part, I regarded Bartleby and his ways. Poor fellow! thought I, he means no mischief; it is plain he intends no insolence; his aspect sufficiently evinces that his eccentricities are involuntary. He is useful to me. I can get along with him. If I turn him away, the chances are he will fall in with some less indulgent employer, and then he will be rudely treated, and perhaps driven forth miserably to starve. Yes. Here I can cheaply purchase a delicious self-approval. To befriend Bartleby, to humor him in his strange willfulness, will cost me little or nothing, while I lay up in my soul what will eventually prove a sweet morsel for my conscience. But this mood was not invariable with me. The passiveness of Bartleby sometimes irritated me. I felt strangely goaded on to encounter him in new opposition to elicit some angry spark from him answerable to my own. But, indeed, I might as well have essayed to strike fire with my knuckles against a bit of Windsor soap. But one afternoon the evil impulse in me mastered me, and the following little scene ensued:

    "Bartleby," said I, "when those papers are all copied, I will compare them with you."

    "I would prefer not to."

    "How? Surely you do not mean to persist in that mulish vagary?"

    No answer.

    I threw open the folding doors near by, and, turning upon Turkey and Nippers, exclaimed:

    "Bartleby a second time says he won't examine his papers. What do you think of it, Turkey?"

    It was afternoon, be it remembered. Turkey sat glowing like a brass boiler, his bald head steaming, his hands reeling among his blotted papers.

    "Think of it?" roared Turkey. "I think I'll just step behind his screen and black his eyes for him!"

    So saying, Turkey rose to his feet and threw his arms into a pugilistic position. He was hurrying away to make good his promise when I detained him, alarmed at the effect of incautiously rousing Turkey's combativeness after dinner.

    "Sit down, Turkey," said I, "and hear what Nippers has to say. What do you think of it, Nippers? Would I not be justified in immediately dismissing Bartleby?"

    "Excuse me, that is for you to decide, sir. I think his conduct quite unusual, and indeed, unjust, as regards Turkey and myself. But it may only be a passing whim."

    "Ah," exclaimed I, "you have strangely changed your mind, then -- you speak very gently of him now."

    "All beer," cried Turkey; "gentleness is effects of beer -- Nippers and I dined together today. You see how gentle I am, sir. Shall I go and black his eyes?"

    "You refer to Bartleby, I suppose. No, not today, Turkey," I replied; "pray, put up your fists."

    I closed the doors and again advanced towards Bartleby. I felt additional incentives tempting me to my fate. I burned to be rebelled against again. I remembered that Bartleby never left the office.

    "Bartleby," said I, "Ginger Nut is away; just step around to the Post Office, won't you? (it was but a three minutes' walk), and see if there is anything for me."

    "I would prefer not to."

    "You will not?"

    "I prefer not."

    I staggered to my desk and sat there in a deep study. My blind inveteracy returned. Was there any other thing in which I could procure myself to be ignominiously repulsed by this lean, penniless wight? -- my hired clerk? What added thing is there, perfectly reasonable, that he will be sure to refuse to do? "Bartleby!"

    No answer.

    "Bartleby," in a louder tone.

    No answer.

    "Bartleby," I roared.

    Like a very ghost, agreeably to the laws of magical invocation, at the third summons he appeared at the entrance of his hermitage.

    "Go to the next room, and tell Nippers to come to me."

    "I prefer not to," he respectfully and slowly said, and mildly disappeared.

    "Very good, Bartleby," said I, in a quiet sort of serenely severe self- possessed tone, intimating the unalterable purpose of some terrible retribution very close at hand. At the moment I half intended something of the kind. But upon the whole, as it was drawing towards my dinner hour, I thought it best to put on my hat and walk home for the day, suffering much from perplexity and distress of mind.

    Shall I acknowledge it? The conclusion of this whole business was that it soon became a fixed fact of my chambers, that a pale young scrivener by the name of Bartleby had a desk there; that he copied for me at the usual rate of four cents a folio (one hundred words); but he was permanently exempt from examining the work done by him, that duty being transferred to Turkey and Nippers, out of compliment, doubtless, to their superior acuteness; moreover, said Bartleby was never, on any account, to be dispatched on the most trivial errand of any sort; and that even if entreated to take upon him such a matter, it was generally understood that he would "prefer not to" -- in other words, that he would refuse point-blank.

    As days passed on, I became considerably reconciled to Bartleby. His steadiness, his freedom from all dissipation, his incessant industry (except when he chose to throw himself into a standing reverie behind his screen), his great stillness, his unalterableness of demeanor under all circumstances, made him a valuable acquisition. One prime thing was this -- he was always there -- first in the morning, continually through the day, and the last at night. I had a singular confidence in his honesty. I felt my most precious papers perfectly safe in his hands. Sometimes, to be sure, I could not, for the very soul of me, avoid falling into sudden spasmodic passions with him. For it was exceeding difficult to bear in mind all the time those strange peculiarities, privileges, and unheard-of exemptions, forming the tacit stipulations on Bartleby's part under which he remained in my office. Now and then, in the eagerness of dispatching pressing business, I would inadvertently summon Bartleby, in a short, rapid tone, to put his finger, say, on the incipient tie of a bit of red tape with which I was about compressing some papers. Of course, from behind the screen the usual answer, "I prefer not to," was sure to come; and then, how could a human creature, with the common infirmities of our nature, refrain from bitterly exclaiming upon such perverseness -- such unreasonableness. However, every added repulse of this sort which I received only tended to lessen the probability of my repeating the inadvertence.

    Here it must be said that, according to the custom of most legal gentlemen occupying chambers in densely populated law buildings, there were several keys to my door. One was kept by a woman residing in the attic, which person weekly scrubbed and daily swept and dusted my apartments. Another was kept by Turkey for convenience' sake. The third I sometimes carried in my own pocket. The fourth I knew not who had.

    Now, one Sunday morning I happened to go to Trinity Church, to hear a celebrated preacher, and finding myself rather early on the ground I thought I would walk round to my chambers for a while. Luckily I had my key with me, but upon applying it to the lock, I found it resisted by something inserted from the inside. Quite surprised, I called out, when to my consternation a key was turned from within, and, thrusting his lean visage at me, and holding the door ajar, the apparition of Bartleby appeared, in his shirt sleeves, and otherwise in a strangely tattered de'shabille', saying quietly that he was sorry but he was deeply engaged just then, and -- preferred not admitting me at present. In a brief word or two, he moreover added, that perhaps I had better walk about the block two or three times, and by that time he would probably have concluded his affairs.

    Now, the utterly unsurmised appearance of Bartleby tenanting my law chambers of a Sunday morning, with his cadaverously gentlemanly nonchalance, yet withal firm and self-possessed, had such a strange effect upon me that incontinently I slunk away from my own door and did as desired. But not without sundry twinges of impotent rebellion against the mild effrontery of this unaccountable scrivener. Indeed, it was his wonderful mildness, chiefly, which not only disarmed me but unmanned me, -- as it were. For I consider that one, for the time, is sort of unmanned when he tranquilly permits his hired clerk to dictate to him and order him away from his own premises. Furthermore, I was full of uneasiness as to what Bartleby could possibly be doing in my office in his shirt sleeves, and in an otherwise dismantled condition, of a Sunday morning. Was anything amiss going on? Nay, that was out of the question. It was not to be thought of for a moment that Bartleby was an immoral person. But what could he be doing there? -- copying? Nay again, whatever might be his eccentricities, Bartleby was an eminently decorous person. He would be the last man to sit down to his desk in any state approaching to nudity. Besides, it was Sunday; and there was something about Bartleby that forbade the supposition that he would by any secular occupation violate the proprieties of the day.

    Nevertheless, my mind was not pacified, and, full of a restless curiosity, at last I returned to the door. Without hindrance I inserted my key, opened it, and entered. Bartleby was not to be seen. I looked round anxiously, peeped behind his screen but it was very plain that he was gone. Upon more closely examining the place, I surmised that for an indefinite period Bartleby must have ate, dressed, and slept in my office, and that, too, without plate, mirror, or bed. The cushioned seat of a rickety old sofa in one corner bore that faint impress of a lean, reclining form. Rolled away under his desk I found a blanket; under the empty grate, a blacking box and brush; on a chair, a tin basin, with soap and a ragged towel; in a newspaper a few crumbs of gingernuts and a morsel of cheese. Yes thought I, it is evident enough that Bartleby has been making his home here, keeping bachelor's hall all by himself. Immediately then the thought came sweeping across me, what miserable friendliness and loneliness are here revealed. His poverty is great, but his solitude, how horrible! Think of it. Of a Sunday, Wall Street is deserted as Petra, and every night of every day it IS an emptiness. This building, too, which of weekdays hums with industry and life, at nightfall echoes with sheer vacancy, and all through Sunday is forlorn. And here Bartleby makes his home, sole spectator of a solitude which he has seen all populous -- a sort of innocent and transformed Marius brooding among the ruins of Carthage!

    For the first time in my life a feeling of overpowering stinging melancholy seized me. Before, I had never experienced aught but a not unpleasing sadness. The bond of a common humanity now drew me irresistibly to gloom. A fraternal melancholy! For both I and Bartleby were sons of Adam. I remembered the bright silks and sparkling faces I had seen that day, in gala trim, swanlike sailing down the Mississippi of Broadway; and I contrasted them with the pallid copyist, and thought to myself, Ah, happiness courts the light, so we deem the world is gay, but misery hides aloof, so we deem that misery there is none. These sad fancyings -- chimeras, doubtless, of a sick and silly brain -- led on to other and more special thoughts, concerning the eccentricities of Bartleby. Presentiments of strange discoveries hovered round me. The scrivener's pale form appeared to me laid out, among uncaring strangers in its shivering winding sheet.

    Suddenly I was attracted by Bartleby's closed desk, the key in open sight left in the lock.

    I mean no mischief, seek the gratification of no heartless curiosity, thought I; besides, the desk is mine, and its contents too, so I will make bold to look within. Everything was methodically arranged, the papers smoothly placed. The pigeonholes were deep, and, removing the files of documents, I groped into their recesses. Presently I felt something there, and dragged it out. It was an old bandanna handkerchief, heavy and knotted. I opened it, and saw it was a savings bank.

    I now recalled all the quiet mysteries which I had noted in the man. I remembered that he never spoke but to answer; that, though at intervals he had considerable time to himself, yet I had never seen him reading -- no, not even a newspaper; that for long periods he would stand looking out, at his pale window behind the screen, upon the dead brick wall, I was quite sure he never visited any refectory or eating house, while his pale face clearly indicated that he never drank beer like Turkey, or tea and coffee even, like other men; that he never went anywhere in particular that I could learn; never went out for a walk, unless, indeed, that was the case at present -- that he had declined telling who he was, or whence he came, or whether he had any relatives in the world; that though so thin and pale, he never complained of ill health. And more than all I remembered a certain unconscious air of pallid -- how shall I call it? -- of pallid haughtiness, say, or rather an austere reserve about him, which had positively awed me into my tame compliance with his eccentricities, when I had feared to ask him to do the slightest incidental thing for me, even though I might know, from his long-continued motionlessness, that behind his screen he must be standing in one of those dead-wall reveries of his.

    Revolving all these things, and coupling them with the recently discovered fact that he made my office his constant abiding place and home, and not forgetful of his morbid moodiness revolving all these things, a prudential feeling began to steal over me. My first emotions had been those of pure melancholy and sincerest pity; but just in proportion as the forlornness of Bartleby grew and grew to my imagination, did that same melancholy merge into fear, that pity into repulsion. So true it is, and so terrible too, that up to a certain point the thought or sight of misery enlists our best affections; but, in certain special cases, beyond that point it does not. They err who would assert that invariably this is owing to the inherent selfishness of the human heart. It rather proceeds from a certain hopelessness of remedying excessive and organic ill. To a sensitive being, pity is not seldom pain. And when at last it is perceived that such pity cannot lead to effectual succor common sense bids the soul be rid of it. What I saw that morning persuaded me that the scrivener was the victim of innate and incurable disorder. I might give alms to his body, but his body did not pain him -- it was his soul that suffered and his soul I could not reach.

    I did not accomplish the purpose of going to Trinity Church that morning. Somehow, the things I had seen disqualified me for the time from churchgoing. I walked homeward, thinking what I would do with Bartleby. Finally, I resolved upon this -- I would put certain calm questions to him the next morning touching his history, etc., and if he declined to answer them openly and unreservedly (and I supposed he would prefer not) then to give him a twenty-dollar bill over and above whatever I might owe him, and tell him his services were no longer required; but that if in any other way I could assist him, I would be happy to do so, especially if he desired to return to his native place, wherever that might be, I would willingly help to defray the expenses. Moreover, if, after reaching home, he found himself at any time in want of aid, a letter from him would be sure of a reply. The next morning came. "Bartleby," said I, gently calling to him behind his screen. No reply.

    "Bartleby," said I, in a still gentler tone, "come here -- I am not going to ask you to do anything you would prefer not to do -- I simply wish to speak to you."

    Upon this he noiselessly slid into view.

    "Will you tell me, Bartleby, where you were born?"

    "I would prefer not to."

    "Will you tell me anything about yourself?"

    "I would prefer not to."

    "But what reasonable objection can you have to speak to me? I feel friendly towards you."

    He did not look at me while I spoke, but kept his glance fixed upon my bust of Cicero, which, as I then sat, was directly behind me, some six inches above my head.

    "What is your answer, Bartleby," said I, after waiting a considerable time for a reply, during which his countenance remained immovable, only there was the faintest conceivable tremor of the white attenuated mouth.

    "At present I prefer to give no answer," he said, and retired into his hermitage.

    It was rather weak in me I confess, but his manner, on this occasion, nettled me. Not only did there seem to lurk in it a certain calm disdain, but his perverseness seemed ungrateful, considering the undeniable good usage and indulgence he had received from me.

    Again I sat ruminating what I should do. Mortified as I was at his behavior, and resolved as I had been to dismiss him when I entered my office, nevertheless I strangely felt something superstitious knocking at my heart, and forbidding me to carry out my purpose, and denouncing me for a villain if I dared to breathe one bitter word against this forlornest of mankind. At last, familiarly drawing my chair behind his screen, I sat down and said: "Bartleby, never mind, then, about revealing your history; but let me entreat you, as a friend, to comply as far as may be with the usages of this office. Say now, you will help to examine papers tomorrow or next day: in short, say now, that in a day or two you will begin to be a little reasonable: -- say so, Bartleby."

    "At present I would prefer not to be a little reasonable," was his mildly cadaverous reply.

    Just then the folding doors opened and Nippers approached. He seemed suffering from an unusually bad night's rest, induced by severer indigestion than common. He overheard those final words of Bartleby.

    "Prefer not, eh?" gritted Nippers -- "I'd prefer him, if I were you, sir," addressing me -- "I'd prefer him; I'd give him preferences, the stubborn mule! What is it, sir, pray, that he prefers not to do now?"

    Bartleby moved not a limb.

    "Mr. Nippers," said I, "I'd prefer that you would withdraw for the present."

    Somehow, of late, I had got into the way of involuntarily using this word "prefer" upon all sorts of not exactly suitable occasions. And I trembled to think that my contact with the scrivener had already and seriously affected me in a mental way. And what further and deeper aberration might it not yet produce? This apprehension had not been without efficacy in determining me to summary measures.

    As Nippers, looking very sour and sulky, was departing, Turkey blandly and deferentially approached.

    "With submission, sir," said he, "yesterday I was thinking about Bartleby here, and I think that if he would but prefer to take a quart of good ale every day, it would do much towards mending him, and enabling him to assist in examining his papers."

    "So you have got the word, too," said I, slightly excited.

    "With submission, the word, sir?" asked Turkey, respectfully crowding himself into the contracted space behind the screen, and by so doing making me jostle the scrivener. "What word, sir?"

    "I would prefer to be left alone here," said Bartleby, as if offended at being mobbed in his privacy.

    "That's the word, Turkey," said I -- "that's it."

    "Oh, prefer? oh yes -- queer word. I never use it myself. But, sir, as I was saying, if he would but prefer -- "

    "Turkey," interrupted I, "you will please withdraw."

    "Oh certainly, sir, if you prefer that I should."

    As he opened the folding door to retire, Nippers at his desk caught a glimpse of me, and asked whether I would prefer to have a certain paper copied on blue paper or white. He did not in the least roguishly accent the word prefer. It was plain -- that it involuntarily rolled from his tongue. I thought to myself, surely I must get rid of a demented man, who already has in some degree turned the tongues, if not the heads, of myself and clerks. But I thought it prudent not to break the dismission at once.

    The next day I noticed that Bartleby did nothing but stand at his window in his dead-wall reverie. Upon asking him why he did not write, he said that he had decided upon doing no more writing.

    "Why, how now? what next?" exclaimed I, "do no more writing?"

    "No more."

    "And what is the reason?"

    "Do you not see the reason for yourself?" he indifferently replied.

    I looked steadfastly at him, and perceived that his eyes looked dull and glazed. Instantly it occurred to me that his unexampled diligence in copying by his dim window for the first few weeks of his stay with me might have temporarily impaired his vision.

    I was touched. I said something in condolence with him, I hinted that of course he did wisely in abstaining from writing for a while; and urged him to embrace that opportunity of taking wholesome exercise in the open air. This, however, he did not do. A few days after this, my other clerks being absent, and being in a great hurry to dispatch certain letters by the mail, I thought that, having nothing else earthly to do, Bartleby would surely be less inflexible than usual, and carry these letters to the Post Office. But he blankly declined. So, much to my inconvenience, I went myself.

    Still added days went by. Whether Bartleby's eyes improved or not, I could not say. To all appearance, I thought they did. But when I asked him if they did, he vouchsafed no answer. At all events, he would do no copying. At last, in reply to my urgings, he informed me that he had permanently given up copying.

    "What!" exclaimed I; "suppose your eyes should get entirely well -- better than ever before -- would you not copy then?"

    "I have given up copying," he answered, and slid aside.

    He remained as ever, a fixture in my chamber. Nay -- if that were possible - - he became still more of a fixture than before. What was to be done? He would do nothing in the office; why should he stay there? In plain fact, he had now become a millstone to me, not only useless as a necklace, but afflictive to bear. Yet I was sorry for him. I speak less than truth when I say that, on his own account, he occasioned me uneasiness. If he would but have named a single relative or friend, I would instantly have written and urged their taking the poor fellow away to some convenient retreat. But he seemed alone, absolutely alone in the universe. A bit of wreck in the mid- Atlantic. At length, necessities connected with my business tyrannized over all other considerations. Decently as I could, I told Bartleby that in six days' time he must unconditionally leave the office. I warned him to take measures, in the interval, for procuring some other abode. I offered to assist him in this endeavor, if he himself would take the first step towards a removal. And when you finally quit me, Bartleby," added I, "I shall see that you go not away entirely unprovided. Six days from this hour, remember."

    At the expiration of that period, I peeped behind the screen, and lo! Bartleby was there.

    I buttoned up my coat, balanced myself, advanced slowly towards him, touched his shoulder, and said, "The time has come; you must quit this place; I am sorry for you; here is money; but you must go."

    "I would prefer not," he replied, with his back still towards me.

    "You must."

    He remained silent.

    Now I had an unbounded confidence in this man's common honesty. He had frequently restored to me sixpences and shillings carelessly dropped upon the floor, for I am apt to be very reckless in such shirt-button affairs. The proceeding, then, which followed will not be deemed extraordinary.

    "Bartleby," said I, "I owe you twelve dollars on account; here are thirty- two; the odd twenty are yours -- Will you take it?" and I handed the bills towards him.

    But he made no motion.

    "I will leave them here, then," putting them under a weight on the table. Then taking my hat and cane and going to the door, I tranquilly turned and added -- "After you have removed your things from these offices, Bartleby, you will of course lock the door -- since everyone is now gone for the day but you -- and if you please, slip your key underneath the mat, so that I may have it in the morning. I shall not see you again; so good-bye to you. If, hereafter, in your new place of abode, I can be of any service to you, do not fail to advise me by letter. Good-bye, Bartleby, and fare you well."

    But he answered not a word; like the last column of some ruined temple, he remained standing mute and solitary in the middle of the otherwise deserted room.



    Chapter 3

    As I walked home in a pensive mood, my vanity got the better of my pity. I could not but highly plume myself on my masterly management in getting rid of Bartleby. Masterly I call it, and such it must appear to any dispassionate thinker. The beauty of my procedure seemed to consist in its perfect quietness. There was no vulgar bullying, no bravado of any sort, no choleric hectoring and striding to and fro across the apartment, jerking out vehement commands for Bartleby to bundle himself off with his beggarly traps. Nothing of the kind. Without loudly bidding Bartleby depart -- as an inferior genius might have done -- I assumed the ground that depart he must, and upon that assumption built all I had to say. The more I thought over my procedure, the more I was charmed with it. Nevertheless, next morning, upon awakening, I had my doubts -- I had somehow slept off the fumes of vanity. One of the coolest and wisest hours a man has is just after he awakes in the morning. My procedure seemed as sagacious as ever -- but only in theory. How it would prove in practice -- there was the rub. It was truly a beautiful thought to have assumed Bartleby's departure; but, after all, that assumption was simply my own, and none of Bartleby's. The great point was, not whether I had assumed that he would quit me, but whether he would prefer so to do. He was more a man of preferences than assumptions.

    After breakfast, I walked downtown, arguing the probabilities pro and con. One moment I thought it would prove a miserable failure, and Bartleby would be found all alive at my office as usual; the next moment it seemed certain that I should find his chair empty. And so I kept veering about. At the corner of Broadway and Canal Street, I saw quite an excited group of people standing in earnest conversation.

    "I'll take odds he doesn't," said a voice as I passed.

    "Doesn't go? -- done!" said I, "put up your money."

    I was instinctively putting my hand in my pocket to produce my own, when I remembered that this was an election day. The words I had overheard bore no reference to Bartleby but to the success or nonsuccess of some candidate for the mayoralty. In my intent frame of mind, I had, as it were, imagined that all Broadway shared in my excitement, and were debating the same question with me. I passed on, very thankful that the uproar of the street screened my momentary absent-mindedness.

    As I had intended, I was earlier than usual at my office door. I stood listening for a moment. All was still. He must be gone. I tried the knob. The door was locked. Yes, my procedure had worked to a charm; he indeed must be vanished. Yet a certain melancholy mixed with this: I was almost sorry for my brilliant success. I was fumbling under the door mat for the key, which Bartleby was to have left there for me, when accidentally my knee knocked against a panel, producing a summoning sound, and in response a voice came to me from within -- "Not yet; I am occupied."

    It was Bartleby.

    I was thunderstruck. For an instant I stood like the man who, pipe in mouth, was killed one cloudless afternoon long ago in Virginia by summer lightning; at his own warm open window he was killed, and remained leaning out there upon the dreamy afternoon, till someone touched him, when he fell.

    "Not gone!" I murmured at last. But again obeying that wondrous ascendancy which the inscrutable scrivener had over me, and from which ascendancy, for all my chafing, I could not completely escape, I slowly went downstairs and out into the street, and while walking round the block considered what I should next do in this unheard-of perplexity. Turn the man out by an actual thrusting I could not; to drive him away by calling him hard names would not do; calling in the police was an unpleasant idea; and yet, permit him to enjoy his cadaverous triumph over me -- this, too, I could not think of. What was to be done? or, if nothing could be done, was there anything further that I could assume in the matter? Yes, as before I had prospectively assumed that Bartleby would depart, so now I might retrospectively assume that departed he was. In the legitimate carrying out of this assumption I might enter my office in a great hurry, and, pretending not to see Bartleby at all, walk straight against him as if he were air. Such a proceeding would in a singular degree have the appearance of a home thrust. It was hardly possible that Bartleby could withstand such an application of the doctrine of assumptions. But upon second thoughts the success of the plan seemed rather dubious. I resolved to argue the matter over with him again.

    "Bartleby," said I, entering the office, with a quietly severe expression, "I am seriously displeased. I am pained, Bartleby. I had thought better of you. I had imagined you of such a gentlemanly organization that in any delicate dilemma a slight hint would suffice -- in short, an assumption. But it appears I am deceived. Why," I added, unaffectedly starting, "you have not even touched that money yet," pointing to it, just where I had left it the evening previous.

    He answered nothing.

    "Will you, or will you not, quit me?" I now demanded in a sudden passion, advancing close to him.

    "I would prefer not to quit you," he replied, gently emphasizing the not.

    "What earthly right have you to stay here? Do you pay any rent? Do you pay my taxes? Or is this property yours?"

    He answered nothing.

    "Are you ready to go on and write now? Are your eyes recovered? Could you copy a small paper for me this morning? or help examine a few lines? or step round to the Post Office? In a word, will you do anything at all to give a coloring to your refusal to depart the premises?"

    He silently retired into his hermitage.

    I was now in such a state of nervous resentment that I thought it but prudent to check myself at present from further demonstrations. Bartleby and I were alone. I remembered the tragedy of the unfortunate Adams and the still more unfortunate Colt in the solitary office of the latter; and how poor Colt, being dreadfully incensed by Adams, and imprudently permitting himself to get wildly excited, was at unawares hurried into his fatal act -- an act which certainly no man could possibly deplore more than the actor himself. Often it had occurred to me in my ponderings upon the subject that had that altercation taken place in the public street, or at a private residence, it would not have terminated as it did. It was the circumstance of being alone in a solitary office, upstairs, of a building entirely unhallowed by humanizing domestic associations -- an uncarpeted office, doubtless, of a dusty, haggard sort of appearance -- this it must have been which greatly helped to enhance the irritable desperation of the hapless Colt.

    But when this old Adam of resentment rose in me and tempted me concerning Bartleby, I grappled him and threw him. How? Why, simply by recalling the divine injunction: "A new commandment give I unto you, that ye love one another." Yes, this it was that saved me. Aside from higher considerations, charity often operates as a vastly wise and prudent principle -- a great safeguard to its possessor. Men have committed murder for jealousy's sake, and anger's sake, and hatred's sake, and selfishness' sake, and spiritual pride's sake; but no man that ever I heard of ever committed a diabolical murder for sweet charity's sake. Mere self-interest, then, if no better motive can be enlisted, should, especially with high-tempered men, prompt all beings to charity and philanthropy. At any rate, upon the occasion in question, I strove to drown my exasperated feelings towards the scrivener by benevolently construing his conduct. Poor fellow, poor fellow! thought I, he don't mean anything, and besides, he has seen hard times, and ought to be indulged.

    I endeavored, also, immediately to occupy myself, and at the same time to comfort my despondency. I tried to fancy that in the course of the morning, at such time as might prove agreeable to him, Bartleby, of his own free accord, would emerge from his hermitage and take up some decided line of march in the direction of the door. But no. Half-past twelve o'clock came; Turkey began to glow in the face, overturn his inkstand, and become generally obstreperous; Nippers abated down into quietude and courtesy; Ginger Nut munched his noon apple; and Bartleby remained standing at his window in one of his profoundest dead-wall reveries. Will it be credited? Ought I to acknowledge it? That afternoon I left the office without saying one further word to him.

    Some days now passed during which, at leisure intervals I looked a little into "Edwards on the Will," and "Priestley on Necessity." Under the circumstances, those books induced a salutary feeling. Gradually I slid into the persuasion that these troubles of mine touching the scrivener had been all predestinated from eternity, and Bartleby was billeted upon me for some mysterious purpose of an all-wise Providence, which it was not for a mere mortal like me to fathom. Yes, Bartleby, stay there behind your screen, thought I; I shall persecute you no more; you are harmless and noiseless as any of these old chairs; in short, I never feel so private as when I know you are here. At last I see it, I feel it; I penetrate to the predestinated purpose of my life. I am content. Others may have loftier parts to enact, but my mission in this world, Bartleby, is to furnish you with office room for such period as you may see fit to remain.

    I believe that this wise and blessed frame of mind would have continued with me had it not been for the unsolicited and uncharitable remarks obtruded upon me by my professional friends who visited the rooms. But thus it often is that the constant friction of illiberal minds wears out at last the best resolves of the more generous. Though, to be sure, when I reflected upon it it was not strange that people entering my office should be struck by the peculiar aspect of the unaccountable Bartleby, and so be tempted to throw out some sinister observations concerning him. Sometimes an attorney having business with me, and calling at my office, and finding no one but the scrivener there, would undertake to obtain some sort of precise information from him touching my whereabouts; but without heeding his idle talk, Bartleby would remain standing immovable in the middle of the room. So, after comtemplating him in that position for a time, the attorney would depart no wiser than he came.

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    Tom Jones, Apr 18th, 2010 @ 10:49am

    It's not unusual to be loved by anyone
    It's not unusual to have fun with anyone
    But when I see you hanging about with anyone
    It's not unusual to see me cry
    Oh, I wanna die

    It's not unusual to go out at any time
    But when I see you out and about, it's such a crime
    If you should ever want to be loved by anyone
    It's not unusual, it happens every day
    No matter what you say
    You find it happens all the time

    Love will never do what you want it to
    Why can't this crazy love be mine?

    It's not unusual to be mad with anyone
    It's not unusual to be sad with anyone
    But if I ever find that you've changed at any time
    It's not unusual to find out that I'm in love with you
    Whoa, oh, oh, oh...

    I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window
    I saw the flickering shadows of love on her blind

    She was my woman
    As she decieved me I watched and went out of my mind

    My, my, my, Delilah
    Why, why, why, Delilah
    I could see that girl was no good for me
    But I was lost like a slave that no man could free

    At break of day when that man drove away, I was waiting
    I cross the street to her house and she opened the door

    She stood there laughing
    I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

    My, my, my Delilah
    Why, why, why Delilah
    So before they come to break down the door
    Forgive me Delilah I just couldn't take any more

    (insert trumpet solo here)

    She stood there laughing
    I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

    My, my, my, Delilah
    Why, why, why, Delilah
    So before they come to break down the door
    Forgive me Delilah I just couldn't take any more
    Forgive me Delilah I just couldn't take any more

    The old home town looks the same as I step down from the train,
    and there to meet me is my Mama and Papa.
    Down the road I look and there runs Mary, hair of gold and lips like cherries.
    It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.
    Yes, they'll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly.
    It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.
    The old house is still standing tho' the paint is cracked and dry,
    and there's that old oak tree I used to play on.

    Down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary, hair of gold and lips like cherries.
    It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.

    [spoken:]

    Then I awake and look around me, at four grey walls that surround me
    and I realize, yes, that I was only dreaming.
    For there's a guard and there's a sad old padre -
    arm in arm we'll walk at daybreak.
    Again I touch the green, green grass of home.
    Yes, they'll all come to see me in the shade of that old oak tree
    as they lay me neath the green, green grass of home.

    Aw
    Aww baby
    Yeah, ooo yeah
    Huh!
    Listen to this

    Spy on me baby, use satellite
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    And I love the way you fight

    Now you found the secret code I use
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    Well, so I can't deny or lie
    'Cause you're a
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    You're a sex bomb, uh huh
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    Give it to me
    Sex bomb, sex bomb
    You're my sex bomb
    And baby, you can turn me on
    Baby, you can turn me on
    You know what you're doing to me don't you?
    Heh heh
    I know you do!

    No, don't get me wrong
    Ain't gonna do you no harm, no
    This bomb's made for lovin' and you can shoot it far
    I'm your main target, come and help me ignite
    Ow!
    Lovestruck, holding you tight
    Hold me tight darlin'!

    Make me explode
    Although you know
    The route to go to sex me slow
    Slow, baby
    And yes, I must react to claims of those
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    (Hahahaha!)

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    You're a sex bomb
    You can give it to me when i need to come along
    Sex bomb, sex bomb
    You're my sex bomb
    And baby you can turn me on turn me on darlin'
    Sex bomb, sex bomb
    You're my sex bomb, sex bomb
    You can give it to me when i need to come along
    Sex bomb, sex bomb
    You're my sex bomb
    And baby, you can turn me on

    You can give me more and more
    Counting up the score
    Yeah
    You can turn me upside down inside out
    You can make me feel the real deal, uh uh
    I can give it to you any time because you're mine
    Ow!
    Ouch!
    Sex bomb
    Aww, baby

    Sex bomb, sex bomb
    You're my sex bomb
    And you can give it to me when I need to be turned on
    No, no
    Sex bomb, sex bomb
    You're my sex bomb
    And baby, you can turn me on turn me on
    And baby, you can turn me on turn me on
    Baby, you can turn me on turn me on
    Ooo baby, you can turn me on turn me on
    Baby, you can turn me on, oh
    Baby, you can turn me on, oh
    Baby, you can turn me on
    Well, baby you can turn me on...

    You don't have to be beautiful
    To turn me on
    I just need your body, baby
    From dusk till dawn
    You don't need experience
    To turn me out
    You just leave it all up to me
    I'll show you what it's all about

    You don't have to be rich to be my girl
    You don't have to be cool to rule my world
    Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with
    I just want your extra time and your KISS


    You got to not talk dirty, baby
    If you wanna impress me
    You can't be too flirty, mama
    I know how to undress me
    Let me be your fantasy
    Maybe, you could be mine
    You just leave it all up to me
    We could have a real good time

    You don't have to be rich to be my girl
    You don't have to be cool to rule my world
    Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with
    I just want your extra time and your KISS

    I think I'd better dance now.....

    (solo)

    Women and girls, rule my world
    I said they rule my world
    Act your age mama, not your shoe size
    Maybe we could do the twirl?
    You don't have to watch Dynasty
    To have an attitude
    You gotta leave it all up to me
    My love will be your food

    You don't have to be rich to be my girl
    You don't have to be cool to rule my world
    Ain't no particular sign, I'm more compatible with,
    I just want your extra time and your KISS

     

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    x-employee, Apr 20th, 2010 @ 1:08pm

    I have worked for Jeffrey on and off for 13 years. Let me tell you one thing, and that is he is generous and honest person. I can assure you that he has no intentions WHATSOEVER of not paying any of his employees, in fact quite the contrary. They might have got rid of you because you were employed to do a job and you have proved yourselves to be totally incapable of doing what you were supposed to have done. It could be suggested that people like you no doubt rely on the state and tax payers to keep you, and are not capable of a decent days work. I am glad they sacked you. And as a matter of interest what has religion got to do with anything, I am not jewish and Jeffrey has always looked after me and many other non-jewish staff, you ignorant turd!!

     

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    Another X Enployee, Apr 20th, 2010 @ 2:39pm

    JM

    As another former employee I have to say that the opportunities and rewards Mr Morris has offered to all the staff within his various businesses over the last 25 years is unrivalled. I worked for him for a significant period of time and always found him to be driven and motivated and a man who took immense personal delight when seeing his employees performing and being rewarded accordingly, irrespective of their religious beliefs.
    Had Mr Morris not wished to have supported his staff i am sure (in fact i am certain) that there are times he could have walked away from numerous ventures, taken the money, and closed the business leaving himself with immense personal wealth.
    What i would say to the people moaning is the following: Remember who has paid you for the last, week, month, year or even decade (depending on your length of service) and remember where the money came from.
    There are two types of people. The ones that melt in times of adversity and the ones that stand firm and support their business as if it was a family member. My advice would be to stand firm because one thing i can assure you - Morris will be at the top of that tree very very soon and those that treated the business like family will find themselves on a cumfy platform very close to the top of the tree if not at the top with him.
    For those of you who opt to take wages AND then spout slanderous lies on this forum - you will be found out in time.

     

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    IM Smelling a Rat called Jack, Apr 22nd, 2010 @ 4:35am

    Come on Jeffrey, you can do better than this

    It's very strange that this verrry long running thread has just been taken over with a couple of huge irrelevant passages from books and even Tom Jones, followed by some fawning, toadying from a couple of JCM insiders. Please give the rest of us some credit. (oh and try to spell things a little better too)

    Perhaps it's the winding up of MinorPlanet this week- a company that did well, til Jeffrey stripped it of it's wealth- so he's going to be in the news again.

    His dodgy scams must come to an end, as must his exploitation of suppliers and employees alike

     

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    Bill Wilson, Apr 24th, 2010 @ 1:24am

    About time people understood the truth

    Firstly I cannot believe what I am reading in some of these posts. Jeffrey is a man that took me out of a difficult situation, presented with an opportunity at Minorplanet in 1995 and can honestly say he looked after me in a way i have never otherwise experienced from a boss. Of course i was doing my bit in regard to working hard and achieving great results. Jeffrey and I eventually (and amicably) parted company but in such a way as that, if he ever needed me all he would have to do is pick up the phone.

    I think we all know the type of people posting on here - parasitical failures. People that just assumed that all you needed was "to be in it to win it". What they quickly established upon being given an opportunity was that they were required to produce results to earn the better money - and they did not like that one little bit. But just to clarify, when I was there these type of people we given chance after chance after chance prior to departing.

    As for Minorplanet. I think if you look back (prior to spouting off like one of the failures I mentioned earlier) that MP was a hugely successful business under the direction of Jeffrey and it was only when he decided to leave that the business began floundering. That said, any business / structure would struggle if the foundations were removed.

    I will never forget asking Jeffrey when the shares reached £10.12 why he didn't just take his money and run. His answer is testament to the guy he is. He said "Billy, how could I leave this beast now? Look at all the people that are relying on me - what would happen to them? Lets carry on with our only focus on being making the business, and the people involved within it more successful".

    I will remember those couple of sentences forever.

    KEEP GOING MY FRIEND AND IF YOU EVER NEED ANYTHING YOU KNOW WHERE I AM.

     

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    How Stupid Do You Think We Are, Apr 28th, 2010 @ 8:00am

    The Post Above

    The person above claiming to be a friend of Jeffrey's is an absolute moron. We are not talking about people who took a chance that didn't work out....we're not talking about businesses who tried something but it wasn't a success. We are talking about Jeffrey Morris who has systematically cheated and lied throughout his entire business career. Someone who lied to all of the clients of WWT about having an opt-in email service. Someone who changes the names of his companies and then sets up new companies in the old names to try to chase debts and not pay his own. Someone who repeatedly broken insider trading laws. Someone who lied to the city to get more investment for Amteus or whatever it is called. jeffrey morris should be in prison for the crimes he has committed and the businesses he has screwed over. Unfortunately, he has escaped justice by hiring well-paid lawyers. One day, he will screw over a family man who can't feed his children because of Morris's actions and I hate to think what the consequences will be.

     

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    Wilkinson (profile), Apr 29th, 2010 @ 12:04pm

    Keep going my friend and if you ever need anything you know where i am.....

    YES jeffrey... somewhere far far away where nobody can find your sad little scheming self. I'm not being funny, but if your going to make up a story... at least use a believable name for christ sake... Billy!

    And as for the whole people being spiteful because they just aren't successful enough is absolute bollox. I graduated with a degree and was offered "The dream," by jeffrey and his 'trusty' side kick dennis. .. Who wouldn't be chuffed with a 15k salary!

    As mentioned previously, I worked there for 3 and a half weeks before they turned around and announced in front of a room full of employees, that our basic wage was being withdrawn as of the following week, however all employees would be paid in full for the hours worked already.

    Needless to say this "parasitical failure" got herself a new job within a large corporation that same week! and the product is actually worth buying!

    I have emails from double wamey offering me less than half of what I'm actually owed : (They wanted me to bend over and say yes)

    I accept the cheque for £500 in full and final settlement of services provided to Wamey Ltd upto the end of March ’10.

    I am aware that I am liable to pay my own tax and NI

    Laughable!

    So........ County Court it is then

     

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    Speaker of truth, May 4th, 2010 @ 9:26am

    Apple, Microsoft, Sun

    The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

    1An account of the genealogy* of Jesus the Messiah,* the son of David, the son of Abraham.

    2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, 4and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6and Jesse the father of King David.

    And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, 7and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph,* 8and Asaph* the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, 9and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos,* and Amos* the father of Josiah, 11and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

    12 And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, 14and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, 15and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.*

    17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah,* fourteen generations.

    The Birth of Jesus the Messiah

    18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah* took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. 20But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’ 22All this took place to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
    23‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
    and they shall name him Emmanuel’,
    which means, ‘God is with us.’ 24When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, 25but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son;* and he named him Jesus.

    Matthew 2

    The Visit of the Wise Men

    2In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men* from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising,* and have come to pay him homage.’ 3When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah* was to be born. 5They told him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:
    6“And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
    for from you shall come a ruler
    who is to shepherd* my people Israel.” ’

    7 Then Herod secretly called for the wise men* and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. 8Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, ‘Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.’ 9When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising,* until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw that the star had stopped,* they were overwhelmed with joy. 11On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure-chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.
    The Escape to Egypt

    13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.’ 14Then Joseph* got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, 15and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, ‘Out of Egypt I have called my son.’
    The Massacre of the Infants

    16 When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men,* he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men.* 17Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah:
    18‘A voice was heard in Ramah,
    wailing and loud lamentation,
    Rachel weeping for her children;
    she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.’
    The Return from Egypt

    19 When Herod died, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, 20‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.’ 21Then Joseph* got up, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. 22But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And after being warned in a dream, he went away to the district of Galilee. 23There he made his home in a town called Nazareth, so that what had been spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, ‘He will be called a Nazorean.’

    Matthew 3

    The Proclamation of John the Baptist

    3In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’* 3This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said,
    ‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
    “Prepare the way of the Lord,
    make his paths straight.” ’
    4Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, 6and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

    7 But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruit worthy of repentance. 9Do not presume to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our ancestor”; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 10Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

    11 ‘I baptize you with* water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with* the Holy Spirit and fire. 12His winnowing-fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing-floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’
    The Baptism of Jesus

    13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?’ 15But Jesus answered him, ‘Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfil all righteousness.’ Then he consented. 16And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved,* with whom I am well pleased.’

    Matthew 4

    The Temptation of Jesus

    4Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3The tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.’ 4But he answered, ‘It is written,
    “One does not live by bread alone,
    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” ’

    5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6saying to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,
    “He will command his angels concerning you”,
    and “On their hands they will bear you up,
    so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.” ’
    7Jesus said to him, ‘Again it is written, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” ’

    8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour; 9and he said to him, ‘All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.’ 10Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan! for it is written,
    “Worship the Lord your God,
    and serve only him.” ’
    11Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.

    Jesus Begins His Ministry in Galilee

    12 Now when Jesus* heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the lake, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
    15‘Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali,
    on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
    16the people who sat in darkness
    have seen a great light,
    and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death
    light has dawned.’
    17From that time Jesus began to proclaim, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’*
    Jesus Calls the First Disciples

    18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. 19And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’ 20Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. 22Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

    Jesus Ministers to Crowds of People

    23 Jesus* went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news* of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people. 24So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought to him all the sick, those who were afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he cured them. 25And great crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.

    Matthew 5

    The Beatitudes

    5When Jesus* saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

    3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    4 ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    5 ‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

    6 ‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

    7 ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

    8 ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

    9 ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

    10 ‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    11 ‘Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely* on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
    Salt and Light

    13 ‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.

    14 ‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
    The Law and the Prophets

    17 ‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfil. 18For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter,* not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. 19Therefore, whoever breaks* one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
    Concerning Anger

    21 ‘You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not murder”; and “whoever murders shall be liable to judgement.” 22But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister,* you will be liable to judgement; and if you insult* a brother or sister,* you will be liable to the council; and if you say, “You fool”, you will be liable to the hell* of fire. 23So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister* has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister,* and then come and offer your gift. 25Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court* with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. 26Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.
    Concerning Adultery

    27 ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit adultery.” 28But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.* 30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell.*
    Concerning Divorce

    31 ‘It was also said, “Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.” 32But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
    Concerning Oaths

    33 ‘Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.” 34But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37Let your word be “Yes, Yes” or “No, No”; anything more than this comes from the evil one.*
    Concerning Retaliation

    38 ‘You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” 39But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; 40and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; 41and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. 42Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you.
    Love for Enemies

    43 ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same? 47And if you greet only your brothers and sisters,* what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

    Matthew 6

    Concerning Almsgiving

    6‘Beware of practising your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.

    2 ‘So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 3But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.*
    Concerning Prayer

    5 ‘And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 6But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.*

    7 ‘When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

    9 ‘Pray then in this way:
    Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.
    10 Your kingdom come.
    Your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
    11 Give us this day our daily bread.*
    12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    13 And do not bring us to the time of trial,*
    but rescue us from the evil one.*
    14For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
    Concerning Fasting

    16 ‘And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 17But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.*
    Concerning Treasures

    19 ‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust* consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust* consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
    The Sound Eye

    22 ‘The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; 23but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
    Serving Two Masters

    24 ‘No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.*
    Do Not Worry

    25 ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink,* or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?* 28And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” 32For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33But strive first for the kingdom of God* and his* righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

    34 ‘So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

    Matthew 7

    Judging Others

    7‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s* eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 4Or how can you say to your neighbour,* “Let me take the speck out of your eye”, while the log is in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbour’s* eye.
    Profaning the Holy

    6 ‘Do not give what is holy to dogs; and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under foot and turn and maul you.
    Ask, Search, Knock

    7 ‘Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 9Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? 10Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? 11If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
    The Golden Rule

    12 ‘In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
    The Narrow Gate

    13 ‘Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy* that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. 14For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
    A Tree and Its Fruit

    15 ‘Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus you will know them by their fruits.
    Concerning Self-Deception

    21 ‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord”, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only one who does the will of my Father in heaven. 22On that day many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?” 23Then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.”
    Hearers and Doers

    24 ‘Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. 25The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. 26And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!’

    28 Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching, 29for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

    Matthew 8

    Jesus Cleanses a Leper

    8When Jesus* had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; 2and there was a leper* who came to him and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.’ 3He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!’ Immediately his leprosy* was cleansed. 4Then Jesus said to him, ‘See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.’
    Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant

    5 When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him 6and saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralysed, in terrible distress.’ 7And he said to him, ‘I will come and cure him.’ 8The centurion answered, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant will be healed. 9For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, “Go”, and he goes, and to another, “Come”, and he comes, and to my slave, “Do this”, and the slave does it.’ 10When Jesus heard him, he was amazed and said to those who followed him, ‘Truly I tell you, in no one* in Israel have I found such faith. 11I tell you, many will come from east and west and will eat with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12while the heirs of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 13And to the centurion Jesus said, ‘Go; let it be done for you according to your faith.’ And the servant was healed in that hour.
    Jesus Heals Many at Peter’s House

    14 When Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever; 15he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she got up and began to serve him. 16That evening they brought to him many who were possessed by demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and cured all who were sick. 17This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah, ‘He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.’
    Would-Be Followers of Jesus

    18 Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. 19A scribe then approached and said, ‘Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.’ 20And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’ 21Another of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ 22But Jesus said to him, ‘Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.’
    Jesus Stills the Storm

    23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24A gale arose on the lake, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25And they went and woke him up, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We are perishing!’ 26And he said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, you of little faith?’ Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm. 27They were amazed, saying, ‘What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?’
    Jesus Heals the Gadarene Demoniacs

    28 When he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes,* two demoniacs coming out of the tombs met him. They were so fierce that no one could pass that way. 29Suddenly they shouted, ‘What have you to do with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?’ 30Now a large herd of swine was feeding at some distance from them. 31The demons begged him, ‘If you cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.’ 32And he said to them, ‘Go!’ So they came out and entered the swine; and suddenly, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and perished in the water. 33The swineherds ran off, and on going into the town, they told the whole story about what had happened to the demoniacs. 34Then the whole town came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their neighbourhood.

    Matthew 9

    91And after getting into a boat he crossed the water and came to his own town.
    Jesus Heals a Paralytic

    2 And just then some people were carrying a paralysed man lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.’ 3Then some of the scribes said to themselves, ‘This man is blaspheming.’ 4But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, ‘Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5For which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven”, or to say, “Stand up and walk”? 6But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins’—he then said to the paralytic—‘Stand up, take your bed and go to your home.’ 7And he stood up and went to his home. 8When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to human beings.
    The Calling of Matthew

    9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and followed him.

    10 And as he sat at dinner* in the house, many tax-collectors and sinners came and were sitting* with him and his disciples. 11When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax-collectors and sinners?’ 12But when he heard this, he said, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13Go and learn what this means, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.’
    The Question about Fasting

    14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, ‘Why do we and the Pharisees fast often,* but your disciples do not fast?’ 15And Jesus said to them, ‘The wedding-guests cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. 16No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak, for the patch pulls away from the cloak, and a worse tear is made. 17Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; otherwise, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.’
    A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed

    18 While he was saying these things to them, suddenly a leader of the synagogue* came in and knelt before him, saying, ‘My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.’ 19And Jesus got up and followed him, with his disciples. 20Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from haemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak, 21for she said to herself, ‘If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.’ 22Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, ‘Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.’ And instantly the woman was made well. 23When Jesus came to the leader’s house and saw the flute-players and the crowd making a commotion, 24he said, ‘Go away; for the girl is not dead but sleeping.’ And they laughed at him. 25But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl got up. 26And the report of this spread throughout that district.
    Jesus Heals Two Blind Men

    27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, ‘Have mercy on us, Son of David!’ 28When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ They said to him, ‘Yes, Lord.’ 29Then he touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith let it be done to you.’ 30And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly ordered them, ‘See that no one knows of this.’ 31But they went away and spread the news about him throughout that district.
    Jesus Heals One Who Was Mute

    32 After they had gone away, a demoniac who was mute was brought to him. 33And when the demon had been cast out, the one who had been mute spoke; and the crowds were amazed and said, ‘Never has anything like this been seen in Israel.’ 34But the Pharisees said, ‘By the ruler of the demons he casts out the demons.’*

    The Harvest Is Great, the Labourers Few

    35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; 38therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’

    Matthew 10

    The Twelve Apostles

    10Then Jesus* summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. 2These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;* 4Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.
    The Mission of the Twelve

    5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.”* 8Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers,* cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. 9Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, 10no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for labourers deserve their food. 11Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. 12As you enter the house, greet it. 13If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. 15Truly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgement than for that town.
    Coming Persecutions

    16 ‘See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; 18and you will be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles. 19When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; 20for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; 22and you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly I tell you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

    24 ‘A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!
    Whom to Fear

    26 ‘So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.* 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground unperceived by your Father. 30And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.

    32 ‘Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; 33but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.
    Not Peace, but a Sword

    34 ‘Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
    35For I have come to set a man against his father,
    and a daughter against her mother,
    and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
    36and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.
    37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.
    Rewards

    40 ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; 42and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.’

    Matthew 11

    11Now when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and proclaim his message in their cities.
    Messengers from John the Baptist

    2 When John heard in prison what the Messiah* was doing, he sent word by his* disciples 3and said to him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?’ 4Jesus answered them, ‘Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers* are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. 6And blessed is anyone who takes no offence at me.’
    Jesus Praises John the Baptist

    7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? 8What then did you go out to see? Someone* dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. 9What then did you go out to see? A prophet?* Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10This is the one about whom it is written,
    “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
    who will prepare your way before you.”
    11Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence,* and the violent take it by force. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John came; 14and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15Let anyone with ears* listen!

    16 ‘But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market-places and calling to one another,
    17“We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
    we wailed, and you did not mourn.”
    18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He has a demon”; 19the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!” Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.’*
    Woes to Unrepentant Cities

    20 Then he began to reproach the cities in which most of his deeds of power had been done, because they did not repent. 21‘Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22But I tell you, on the day of judgement it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23And you, Capernaum,
    will you be exalted to heaven?
    No, you will be brought down to Hades.
    For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24But I tell you that on the day of judgement it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom than for you.’
    Jesus Thanks His Father

    25 At that time Jesus said, ‘I thank* you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.* 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

    28 ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’

    Matthew 12

    Plucking Grain on the Sabbath

    12At that time Jesus went through the cornfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2When the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, ‘Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the sabbath.’ 3He said to them, ‘Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4He entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him or his companions to eat, but only for the priests. 5Or have you not read in the law that on the sabbath the priests in the temple break the sabbath and yet are guiltless? 6I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7But if you had known what this means, “I desire mercy and not sacrifice”, you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8For the Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.’
    The Man with a Withered Hand

    9 He left that place and entered their synagogue; 10a man was there with a withered hand, and they asked him, ‘Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath?’ so that they might accuse him. 11He said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has only one sheep and it falls into a pit on the sabbath; will you not lay hold of it and lift it out? 12How much more valuable is a human being than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.’ 13Then he said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out, and it was restored, as sound as the other. 14But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.
    God’s Chosen Servant

    15 When Jesus became aware of this, he departed. Many crowds* followed him, and he cured all of them, 16and he ordered them not to make him known. 17This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
    18‘Here is my servant, whom I have chosen,
    my beloved, with whom my soul is well pleased.
    I will put my Spirit upon him,
    and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
    19He will not wrangle or cry aloud,
    nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
    20He will not break a bruised reed
    or quench a smouldering wick
    until he brings justice to victory.
    21 And in his name the Gentiles will hope.’
    Jesus and Beelzebul

    22 Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute; and he cured him, so that the one who had been mute could speak and see. 23All the crowds were amazed and said, ‘Can this be the Son of David?’ 24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, ‘It is only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons, that this fellow casts out the demons.’ 25He knew what they were thinking and said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. 26If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? 27If I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own exorcists* cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 28But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come to you. 29Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property, without first tying up the strong man? Then indeed the house can be plundered. 30Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31Therefore I tell you, people will be forgiven for every sin and blasphemy, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
    A Tree and Its Fruit

    33 ‘Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. 34You brood of vipers! How can you speak good things, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35The good person brings good things out of a good treasure, and the evil person brings evil things out of an evil treasure. 36I tell you, on the day of judgement you will have to give an account for every careless word you utter; 37for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.’
    The Sign of Jonah

    38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, ‘Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.’ 39But he answered them, ‘An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40For just as Jonah was for three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so for three days and three nights the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth. 41The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgement with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and see, something greater than Jonah is here! 42The queen of the South will rise up at the judgement with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here!
    The Return of the Unclean Spirit

    43 ‘When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it wanders through waterless regions looking for a resting-place, but it finds none. 44Then it says, “I will return to my house from which I came.” When it comes, it finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45Then it goes and brings along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and live there; and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So will it be also with this evil generation.’
    The True Kindred of Jesus

    46 While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him. 47Someone told him, ‘Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.’* 48But to the one who had told him this, Jesus* replied, ‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?’ 49And pointing to his disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! 50For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.’

    Matthew 13

    The Parable of the Sower

    13That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake. 2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. 6But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9Let anyone with ears* listen!’
    The Purpose of the Parables

    10 Then the disciples came and asked him, ‘Why do you speak to them in parables?’ 11He answered, ‘To you it has been given to know the secrets* of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 13The reason I speak to them in parables is that “seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they understand.” 14With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah that says:
    “You will indeed listen, but never understand,
    and you will indeed look, but never perceive.
    15For this people’s heart has grown dull,
    and their ears are hard of hearing,
    and they have shut their eyes;
    so that they might not look with their eyes,
    and listen with their ears,
    and understand with their heart and turn—
    and I would heal them.”
    16But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.
    The Parable of the Sower Explained

    18 ‘Hear then the parable of the sower. 19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away.* 22As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 23But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.’
    The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat

    24 He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” 28He answered, “An enemy has done this.” The slaves said to him, “Then do you want us to go and gather them?” 29But he replied, “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’
    The Parable of the Mustard Seed

    31 He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’
    The Parable of the Yeast

    33 He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with* three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.’
    The Use of Parables

    34 Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. 35This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet:*
    ‘I will open my mouth to speak in parables;
    I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.’*
    Jesus Explains the Parable of the Weeds

    36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, ‘Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.’ 37He answered, ‘The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears* listen!
    Three Parables

    44 ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

    45 ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 46on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

    47 ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; 48when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. 49So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Treasures New and Old

    51 ‘Have you understood all this?’ They answered, ‘Yes.’ 52And he said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.’ 53When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place.
    The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

    54 He came to his home town and began to teach the people* in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? 55Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?’ 57And they took offence at him. But Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honour except in their own country and in their own house.’ 58And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief.

    Matthew 14

    The Death of John the Baptist

    14At that time Herod the ruler* heard reports about Jesus; 2and he said to his servants, ‘This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead, and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ 3For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,* 4because John had been telling him, ‘It is not lawful for you to have her.’ 5Though Herod* wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded him as a prophet. 6But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company, and she pleased Herod 7so much that he promised on oath to grant her whatever she might ask. 8Prompted by her mother, she said, ‘Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.’ 9The king was grieved, yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he commanded it to be given; 10he sent and had John beheaded in the prison. 11The head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, who brought it to her mother. 12His disciples came and took the body and buried it; then they went and told Jesus.
    Feeding the Five Thousand

    13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ 16Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’ 17They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.’ 18And he said, ‘Bring them here to me.’ 19Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
    Jesus Walks on the Water

    22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land,* for the wind was against them. 25And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’

    28 Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ 29He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. 30But when he noticed the strong wind,* he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ 32When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’
    Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret

    34 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 35After the people of that place recognized him, they sent word throughout the region and brought all who were sick to him, 36and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.

    Matthew 15

    The Tradition of the Elders

    15Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2‘Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat.’ 3He answered them, ‘And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4For God said,* “Honour your father and your mother,” and, “Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.” 5But you say that whoever tells father or mother, “Whatever support you might have had from me is given to God”,* then that person need not honour the father.* 6So, for the sake of your tradition, you make void the word* of God. 7You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly about you when he said:
    8“This people honours me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me;
    9in vain do they worship me,
    teaching human precepts as doctrines.” ’
    Things That Defile

    10 Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, ‘Listen and understand: 11it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.’ 12Then the disciples approached and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees took offence when they heard what you said?’ 13He answered, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind.* And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.’ 15But Peter said to him, ‘Explain this parable to us.’ 16Then he said, ‘Are you also still without understanding? 17Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? 18But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. 19For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. 20These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.’
    The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

    21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’ 23But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.’ 24He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, help me.’ 26He answered, ‘It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ 27She said, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ 28Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.’ And her daughter was healed instantly.
    Jesus Cures Many People

    29 After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down. 30Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them, 31so that the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
    Feeding the Four Thousand

     

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    Dirk Manly, May 10th, 2010 @ 4:27am

    As another former employee I have to say that the opportunities and rewards Mr Morris has offered to all the staff within his various businesses over the last 25 years is unrivalled. I worked for him for a significant period of time and always found him to be driven and motivated and a man who took immense personal delight when seeing his employees performing and being rewarded accordingly, irrespective of their religious beliefs.

    Had Mr Morris not wished to have supported his staff i am sure (in fact i am certain) that there are times he could have walked away from numerous ventures, taken the money, and closed the business leaving himself with immense personal wealth.

    What i would say to the people moaning is the following: Remember who has paid you for the last, week, month, year or even decade (depending on your length of service) and remember where the money came from.

    There are two types of people. The ones that melt in times of adversity and the ones that stand firm and support their business as if it was a family member. My advice would be to stand firm because one thing i can assure you - Morris will be at the top of that tree very very soon and those that treated the business like family will find themselves on a cumfy platform very close to the top of the tree if not at the top with him.

    For those of you who opt to take wages AND then spout slanderous lies on this forum - you will be found out in time.

     

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    Jennifer Pen, May 10th, 2010 @ 4:28am

    Matthew 13

    The Parable of the Sower

    13That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake. 2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. 6But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9Let anyone with ears* listen!’
    The Purpose of the Parables

    10 Then the disciples came and asked him, ‘Why do you speak to them in parables?’ 11He answered, ‘To you it has been given to know the secrets* of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 13The reason I speak to them in parables is that “seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they understand.” 14With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah that says:
    “You will indeed listen, but never understand,
    and you will indeed look, but never perceive.
    15For this people’s heart has grown dull,
    and their ears are hard of hearing,
    and they have shut their eyes;
    so that they might not look with their eyes,
    and listen with their ears,
    and understand with their heart and turn—
    and I would heal them.”
    16But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.
    The Parable of the Sower Explained

    18 ‘Hear then the parable of the sower. 19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away.* 22As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 23But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.’
    The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat

    24 He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” 28He answered, “An enemy has done this.” The slaves said to him, “Then do you want us to go and gather them?” 29But he replied, “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’
    The Parable of the Mustard Seed

    31 He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’
    The Parable of the Yeast

    33 He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with* three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.’
    The Use of Parables

    34 Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. 35This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet:*
    ‘I will open my mouth to speak in parables;
    I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.’*
    Jesus Explains the Parable of the Weeds

    36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, ‘Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.’ 37He answered, ‘The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears* listen!
    Three Parables

    44 ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

    45 ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 46on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

    47 ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; 48when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. 49So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Treasures New and Old

    51 ‘Have you understood all this?’ They answered, ‘Yes.’ 52And he said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.’ 53When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place.
    The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

    54 He came to his home town and began to teach the people* in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? 55Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?’ 57And they took offence at him. But Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honour except in their own country and in their own house.’ 58And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief.

    Matthew 14

    The Death of John the Baptist

    14At that time Herod the ruler* heard reports about Jesus; 2and he said to his servants, ‘This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead, and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ 3For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,* 4because John had been telling him, ‘It is not lawful for you to have her.’ 5Though Herod* wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded him as a prophet. 6But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company, and she pleased Herod 7so much that he promised on oath to grant her whatever she might ask. 8Prompted by her mother, she said, ‘Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.’ 9The king was grieved, yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he commanded it to be given; 10he sent and had John beheaded in the prison. 11The head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, who brought it to her mother. 12His disciples came and took the body and buried it; then they went and told Jesus.
    Feeding the Five Thousand

    13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ 16Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’ 17They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.’ 18And he said, ‘Bring them here to me.’ 19Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
    Jesus Walks on the Water

    22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land,* for the wind was against them. 25And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’

    28 Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ 29He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. 30But when he noticed the strong wind,* he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ 32When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’
    Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret

    34 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 35After the people of that place recognized him, they sent word throughout the region and brought all who were sick to him, 36and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.

    Matthew 15

    The Tradition of the Elders

    15Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2‘Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat.’ 3He answered them, ‘And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4For God said,* “Honour your father and your mother,” and, “Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.” 5But you say that whoever tells father or mother, “Whatever support you might have had from me is given to God”,* then that person need not honour the father.* 6So, for the sake of your tradition, you make void the word* of God. 7You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly about you when he said:
    8“This people honours me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me;
    9in vain do they worship me,
    teaching human precepts as doctrines.” ’
    Things That Defile

    10 Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, ‘Listen and understand: 11it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.’ 12Then the disciples approached and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees took offence when they heard what you said?’ 13He answered, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind.* And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.’ 15But Peter said to him, ‘Explain this parable to us.’ 16Then he said, ‘Are you also still without understanding? 17Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? 18But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. 19For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. 20These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.’
    The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

    21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’ 23But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.’ 24He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, help me.’ 26He answered, ‘It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ 27She said, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ 28Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.’ And her daughter was healed instantly.
    Jesus Cures Many People

    29 After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down. 30Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them, 31so that the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
    Feeding the Four Thousand

     

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    daz, May 14th, 2010 @ 2:35am

    Re: funny i read all this

    they have just sacked me after a week n half after dennis promised me a car fuel card etc im goin in today to get what im owed

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 14th, 2010 @ 6:55am

    Re: Re: funny i read all this

    You will struggle

     

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    Dirk Manly, May 17th, 2010 @ 3:21am

    Remember

    As another former employee I have to say that the opportunities and rewards Mr Morris has offered to all the staff within his various businesses over the last 25 years is unrivalled. I worked for him for a significant period of time and always found him to be driven and motivated and a man who took immense personal delight when seeing his employees performing and being rewarded accordingly, irrespective of their religious beliefs.

    Had Mr Morris not wished to have supported his staff i am sure (in fact i am certain) that there are times he could have walked away from numerous ventures, taken the money, and closed the business leaving himself with immense personal wealth.

    What i would say to the people moaning is the following: Remember who has paid you for the last, week, month, year or even decade (depending on your length of service) and remember where the money came from.

    There are two types of people. The ones that melt in times of adversity and the ones that stand firm and support their business as if it was a family member. My advice would be to stand firm because one thing i can assure you - Morris will be at the top of that tree very very soon and those that treated the business like family will find themselves on a cumfy platform very close to the top of the tree if not at the top with him.

    For those of you who opt to take wages AND then spout slanderous lies on this forum - you will be found out in time.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 17th, 2010 @ 3:22am

    Couldn't be happier!

    Matthew 13

    The Parable of the Sower

    13That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake. 2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. 6But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9Let anyone with ears* listen!’
    The Purpose of the Parables

    10 Then the disciples came and asked him, ‘Why do you speak to them in parables?’ 11He answered, ‘To you it has been given to know the secrets* of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 13The reason I speak to them in parables is that “seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they understand.” 14With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah that says:
    “You will indeed listen, but never understand,
    and you will indeed look, but never perceive.
    15For this people’s heart has grown dull,
    and their ears are hard of hearing,
    and they have shut their eyes;
    so that they might not look with their eyes,
    and listen with their ears,
    and understand with their heart and turn—
    and I would heal them.”
    16But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.
    The Parable of the Sower Explained

    18 ‘Hear then the parable of the sower. 19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away.* 22As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 23But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.’
    The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat

    24 He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” 28He answered, “An enemy has done this.” The slaves said to him, “Then do you want us to go and gather them?” 29But he replied, “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’
    The Parable of the Mustard Seed

    31 He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’
    The Parable of the Yeast

    33 He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with* three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.’
    The Use of Parables

    34 Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. 35This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet:*
    ‘I will open my mouth to speak in parables;
    I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.’*
    Jesus Explains the Parable of the Weeds

    36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, ‘Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.’ 37He answered, ‘The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears* listen!
    Three Parables

    44 ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

    45 ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 46on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

    47 ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; 48when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. 49So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Treasures New and Old

    51 ‘Have you understood all this?’ They answered, ‘Yes.’ 52And he said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.’ 53When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place.
    The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

    54 He came to his home town and began to teach the people* in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? 55Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?’ 57And they took offence at him. But Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honour except in their own country and in their own house.’ 58And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief.

    Matthew 14

    The Death of John the Baptist

    14At that time Herod the ruler* heard reports about Jesus; 2and he said to his servants, ‘This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead, and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ 3For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,* 4because John had been telling him, ‘It is not lawful for you to have her.’ 5Though Herod* wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded him as a prophet. 6But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company, and she pleased Herod 7so much that he promised on oath to grant her whatever she might ask. 8Prompted by her mother, she said, ‘Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.’ 9The king was grieved, yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he commanded it to be given; 10he sent and had John beheaded in the prison. 11The head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, who brought it to her mother. 12His disciples came and took the body and buried it; then they went and told Jesus.
    Feeding the Five Thousand

    13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ 16Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’ 17They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.’ 18And he said, ‘Bring them here to me.’ 19Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
    Jesus Walks on the Water

    22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land,* for the wind was against them. 25And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’

    28 Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ 29He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. 30But when he noticed the strong wind,* he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ 32When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’
    Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret

    34 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 35After the people of that place recognized him, they sent word throughout the region and brought all who were sick to him, 36and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.

    Matthew 15

    The Tradition of the Elders

    15Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2‘Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat.’ 3He answered them, ‘And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4For God said,* “Honour your father and your mother,” and, “Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.” 5But you say that whoever tells father or mother, “Whatever support you might have had from me is given to God”,* then that person need not honour the father.* 6So, for the sake of your tradition, you make void the word* of God. 7You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly about you when he said:
    8“This people honours me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me;
    9in vain do they worship me,
    teaching human precepts as doctrines.” ’
    Things That Defile

    10 Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, ‘Listen and understand: 11it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.’ 12Then the disciples approached and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees took offence when they heard what you said?’ 13He answered, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind.* And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.’ 15But Peter said to him, ‘Explain this parable to us.’ 16Then he said, ‘Are you also still without understanding? 17Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? 18But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. 19For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. 20These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.’
    The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

    21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’ 23But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.’ 24He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, help me.’ 26He answered, ‘It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ 27She said, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ 28Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.’ And her daughter was healed instantly.
    Jesus Cures Many People

    29 After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down. 30Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them, 31so that the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
    Feeding the Four Thousand

     

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    JeffShell (of a proper company), May 17th, 2010 @ 3:34am

    Morris must be desperate

    Has anyone noticed that the majority of comments on here are extremely anti-Morris and all his various companies? Then, there is the odd passage of bible text etc, presumably to fill the post and put people off reading and finally as post 77 above (identical to Post 73) some repetitive positive spin about what a great bloke Jeffrey is.
    It's shocking that he's so rubbish that he still thinks people believe his utter BS.

    As an aside, there was a report of an event which one of his siblings attended in London for the well to do Jewish fraternity. 1000 people attended and raised a grand total of £3000 for charity! wow very generous- they probably spent more on parking than that.

    Also worth checking are the annual graphs on any of the share trading sites. hilarious negative graphs show how much Jeffteus IMpap is wasting on his behind the curve rubbish- long may it last, til he's on the dole and abandoned by even Mr Dirk Manley (see above)..

    good luck to those still trying to get paid by him.

     

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    IMTanya, Jun 8th, 2010 @ 3:47am

    back in business

    i see that IMJ is back on AIM and that Jeffrey Morris is back as Interim Chief Exec. wonder if he's paid all those employees that were asking for the pay they had earned?

    They say that there is a deal with SSAT, which is surprising and they even have 7 orders! not bad for 3.5m loss last year!!

    It would be interesting to know if they actually have a deal and if SSAT have had the wool pulled by this old school spammer, with a string of failed ventures and dodgy deals behind him.

    Don't buy IMJack. Ask why Tanya Byron has parted company with this firm.

    check out the blurb in this thread that's not just more babbling spam.

    don't trust morris or his henchmen.

    have a nice day y'all.

    Tanya

     

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    Nick Griffin, Jun 18th, 2010 @ 11:25am

    Hello All

    Looks like there's plenty of new recruits here for the BNP!

     

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    Adolf, Jul 2nd, 2010 @ 4:51pm

    Das ist gut, ja?

     

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    goofy-toofy, Jul 22nd, 2010 @ 6:40am

    end of the day..everyone trying to diss jeffrey..

    I bet he dont give a f*** hes got enough money to roll up a £50 note put some skunk in it and laugh at all that lot of you!! Get over it hes a crook so what?? at least hes good at what he does..

    Jeffrey pass me the joint ..

     

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    Nastybutler77 (profile), Aug 26th, 2010 @ 12:56pm

    Re: JM

    There are two types of people. The ones that melt in times of adversity and the ones that stand firm and support their business as if it was a family member.

    What a bunch of crap. There are two types of people: those who say there are two types of people and those who know that's always an oversimplification.

    Get bent.

     

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    jamie, Aug 26th, 2010 @ 2:46pm

    Wow, this posting is surreal. Amusing, but surreal.

    Long live zombie threads about British spammers!

     

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    jeff nalle, Aug 26th, 2010 @ 3:31pm

    I have seen Jeff hunt manatees in Florida, using only a spammer...or is that spanner?

    never mind.

     

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    Danny (profile), Aug 26th, 2010 @ 4:08pm

    Piece of work

    Mike, you might want to delete the religious and Tom jones spamming from the thread. The pro-Morris comments, while likely placed as part of a campaign seem legit in that they are on topic.

    While I have no idea whether Mr Morris is Jewish ( and don't care), I can see why one partisan would call him a shyster. He really is a piece of work. And it was nice of him to start the ball rolling again so that a whole new generation can learn about him and his evolving company names.

    Please keep us posted as to how this turns out.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 27th, 2010 @ 1:28am

    Agreement to utilize your bandwidth != spamming you. It just means they might route some traffic through your system. Sounds kind of like tor.

     

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    Nastybutler77 (profile), Aug 27th, 2010 @ 10:20am

    Re:

    It just means they might route some traffic through your system.

    When that "traffic" is spam, then while it might =/= spamming you, it = spamming others.

     

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    Morris the liar, Nov 25th, 2010 @ 12:32pm

    Morris has been at his usual tricks again. From a friend of mine who still works there has reported the following to me:
    At the end of October, he sacked 40 people on the last day so he could get away without paying them, and they are still to get paid. For the rest, the low earners got paid late, and the others have not been paid at all. He is also sacking staff again this week prior to pay day. He is claiming he has some a deal with the government and is running round like a desperate man to raise MORE money. From what my friend tells me, he has a gambler whose name is something like Brad who deals with all the shit, and just lies to everyone. All the staff that got sacked have joined together and are causing lots and lots of problems for the little fat greedy man morris. I know they have been to the press and the tv, and having him investigated. watch this space, coz the fatty lady is about to start to sing.

     

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    ex employee, Nov 27th, 2010 @ 8:23am

    jeffrey morris

    I spent somme time working for jefrey and the guys, managed to stay on for a few months, seemed a pretty good deal to me if you could find your way into the cick.
    Hope you guys are doing ok, good luck.

    A happy man.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 27th, 2010 @ 9:13am

    The Media Buzz.

    Hi,

    Just just been looking round to see whats happened to Mr Morris. I was chatting to a pal of mine over champers the other evening, he told me to check this out....
    Just like the chap that says the job seemed like a good deal ( not sure how he gets on with spelling like that )
    I too am an ex employee of Mr Morris.
    I agree, it's a good job, also good product, good times to be had. I had a nice little Golf to drive around in fuel paid for, always got paid. Nice food in my exspanding waistline, went to work in fancy suits.
    All my customers seemed very happy, making money hand over fist. You see they have to have a good product for this to work. The trick is to find the right customer.
    In short, good man Mr Morris I too think this is a cool lot.

    I trust Jeffrey and his pals are keeping well.

     

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    how you would like to be., Nov 27th, 2010 @ 1:43pm

    A few good fellows chatting about Jeffrey

    Ok, I confess.
    How come a sudden surge of nitwits have started praising Mr Morris? I'm still in touch with a few of my old pals, we all did ok in one way or another.We still work together now, learned some thing so we did.There is of course a common factor here, most of the above bitter people are greedy. Jeffrey knows your greed, you've been stumbling around in the dark for years, look stick with your dreams. Don't be week roll with the punches, you can't sell thats why you don't work for Jeffrey any more and thats why your'e probably unemployed. Boothy used to say get a grip, well get one.Oh, if you are bored enougth to be reading this Jeffrey my mole tells me things are on the up, well done.What I saw was good products selling, doing well and still are from the back lash. Earned myself a few cases, a few how do you do's from my time in the Media Buzz, nice.
    Made a few new friends. Do you see how to do it? Easy,
    Let me tell you something, walk at a moderate pace always shake hands. Nice, grin at your customer keep all entrances and exits clean, you will do well.

    Lets hear it for Jeffrey.

     

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    One of the good fellows, Nov 28th, 2010 @ 3:55am

    Re: Morris the liar

    Yeah, I see it.
    Your friend, obviously you had pre warned him what to exspect?Still had a go. Didn't he? Wanted to crack the nut, and so he should, ok so he failed. Big deal, tell him it's a long race, sometimes you can run from the back all the way, then all of a sudden the bunch weakens and you begin to make your move. Listen, I'm going to tell you something.
    Keep busy, I know it's hard, but this is nothing I've seen this all before. Chatting to one of my deals from a few years ago ( relationship ) over a glass or two of full boddied red wine last night. He's doing well, pleased so he is, grinned at me, loaning me his holiday appartment next year for some time in the sun. See? Easy.

    Let's hear it for the big hitters.

     

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    Another one / just recruited., Nov 28th, 2010 @ 12:37pm

    Re: Re: Morris the liar

    Hey how you doin' ?
    Got your message checking out the site, you wanted me to put some thing in ~ oh, such stories to tell! You're cool, this I know, these idiots can't sell? won't sell. Just interested in their basic, no vision nothing driving crapped out cars mortgages
    / kids ~ nightmare land and now they've got together in a gang? Jeffrey should be worried. NOT! Oh long days ( and nights ) makin' deals / doin' the right thing. Drinkin' wine, smokin' cubans' I luved it, can't wait to be reunited and see what you've got cookin'
    You told me something, pal them up make it work, I remember I did it I'm not doin bad, got the pals, heard a few stories about you, buzz me.

    Good man Jeffrey.

     

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    Current employee, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 4:17am

    I am really concerned as i still work for Jeffrey at ImJack but am worried about the immediate future of the business. The company has no funds,and could not afford to buy toilet rolls or soap for the men's toilets. I know he managed to cobble together some money to pay some of the wages this month, but still hasn't paid some of the senior tech guys the other half of Octobers salary. From what I am told, they have been asking Jeffrey's aids (Sasha and Bradley) for updates, but they are just telling untruths. What is really upsetting everyone is that his kids (Joshua and Leah) who are employed through the business are still dressed in their fancy designer clothes, driving nice cars, using expensive Apple computers and iPads whilst everyone else is not being paid what is due, especially some of my ex colleagues that were sacked in October as Sasha never had the funds to pay them their salary - very unfair. They have now been told to deal directly with Bradley Jacobs who we all know to be the most deceitful person you could ever meet, just behind JM, but all Jacobs is doing is lying like he is doing to all the Company's suppliers who are not being paid. Jeffrey, as a member of your staff, all we ask you to do is to stop your disgusting lies and be honest to people otherwise you will be left with nothing or nobody except those who sponge of you like Sasha, Bradley, Rako and Chaplin.

     

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    one of the many, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 4:23am

    Morris the crook

    I think the last few comments on here must be written by morris's kids and the other few hangers on that are still involved in his failing company. i hear there may be up to ten of them.

    lets face it you could count on one hand the people that really like him and it would take a long time to list the people that deetest the lieing crook.

    gone is all your money mr thief, i mean jefery, and i look forward to reading about your business going to the wall.

    karma is a great thing

     

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    One of his victims, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 4:38am

    Re: Morris the crook

    Well said 'morris the crook', can the last one to leave turn off the lights!! Hahahahahaha!!

     

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    Mr Reliable, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 4:48am

    This is great stuff 'Morris the Crook and 'One of his victims'. I am so happy to see that Morris is not being allowed to forget what he has done, and to see this site and all the many others that are talking about it so lively is great stuff guys. In a message to everyone who he has stuffed, keep all the good work up and we will beat this piece of dirt. As we all know Jeff Morris gets his kids and marketing boy to write on this as well as reading this site himself, I send you a message jeffrey morris - tic toc, tic toc, tic toc. The clock is ticking down and i CANNOT wait to see your demise caused by your greed. By the way Jeff are you still driving your big flash mercedes or did I see you in a little golf the other day? Loooolllll

     

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    one of the many, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 4:51am

    Morris the crook

    I think the last few comments on here must be written by morris's kids and the other few hangers on that are still involved in his failing company. i hear there may be up to ten of them.

    lets face it you could count on one hand the people that really like him and it would take a long time to list the people that deetest the lieing crook.

    gone is all your money mr thief, i mean jefery, and i look forward to reading about your business going to the wall.

    karma is a great thing

     

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    Wave to morris on the way down, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 5:00am

    Re: Morris the crook

    thats funny mr reliable coz i also saw his fat wrinkled head in a golf a few weeks ago. still got the image in my ed an when i need cheering up i think bout wat i saw

    sounds like his time is up in the world of bisness

    christmas may come early

     

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    A HAPPY MAN, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 6:04am

    SUMS UP THE CROOK

    HAVE A LAUGH AT THIS - I WONDER HOW MUCH THAT SNAKE SPENT ON THIS AND I KNOW WHO IS FRIEND IS THAT SENT THE LETTER - ITS HIM BECAUSE HE HAS NO FRIENDS.

    I IMAGINE THE ONLY REASON MORRIS USES THIS LAWYER, WHO EVIDENTLY KNOWS LITTLE ABOUT THE LAW, IS BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY ONE THAT WILL DEAL WITH HIM. MOST HAVE SUED HIM AND HE OWES MONEY TO THE REMAINDER.

    Here at Techdirt, unfortunately, we get an average of about one legal threat per month. The threats are almost always frivolous -- and often made in anger without the individual realizing why the threats are frivolous. While some sites take the position that they will publish any and all legal threats, we have always tried to give the threatening party the benefit of the doubt, and to recognize that they made their demands in a moment of excess anger and misunderstanding. As such, we generally explain our position as to why any legal action would be a mistake -- and in nearly every case, we never hear back from the person who threatened us.

    However, we have recently received a legal threat that we feel deserves attention and airing for a variety of reasons.

    Unlike most threats, this one came directly from lawyers representing the individual, rather than from the individual directly.
    The threats are quite incredible, demanding that we shut down the entire site of Techdirt, due to a comment (or, potentially, comments) that the client did not like.
    The lawyer fails to identify, other than a single snippet and a date, what post or specific comments are objectionable and why (beyond a suggestion of anti-semitism, which while despicable, is not illegal). I guess, since they are demanding we shut down the entire site or be sued, such details are not considered pertinent.
    As we detail on this site on a somewhat regular basis, sites like ours are protected by Section 230 of the CDA from libel charges against statements made by users of the site. So any legal action against us is entirely pointless.
    Most importantly, this threat is coming from the UK, and the lawyers insist that they will take it to court in the UK. This makes it rather timely and newsworthy for an entirely different reason. Just a few weeks ago we wrote about the new SPEECH Act that was passed into law to protect against libel tourism. As the Congressional record shows, the law was specifically designed to protect US businesses from libel judgments that violate Section 230 -- and the bill's backers explicitly call out libel judgments made in the UK. In other words, the SPEECH Act explicitly protects us from exactly the sort of threat that these lawyers and their client are making against us:
    The purpose of this provision is to ensure that libel tourists do not attempt to chill speech by suing a third-party interactive computer service, rather than the actual author of the offending statement.

    In such circumstances, the service provider would likely take down the allegedly offending material rather than face a lawsuit. Providing immunity removes this unhealthy incentive to take down material under improper pressure.
    Separate from the Section 230 defenses, we are also protected due to a lack of personal jurisdiction, which, again, is supported by the recently passed SPEECH Act. It is entirely possible that the lawyers were unaware of the SPEECH Act, but it does seem like a law firm making legal threats in a foreign country should be expected to have researched the legal barriers to making such a claim before using billable hours to make threats they cannot back up.
    Finally, it's important to note that a part of the SPEECH Act allows sites protected under this law to seek attorneys' fees should they be targeted in such a lawsuit. Rest assured that we would explore the option to the fullest, if need be.
    Separately, I will note that on the same day that I received the legal threat letter from this law firm of Addlestone Keane, I also received an email from someone claiming to be both a regular Techdirt reader and a friend of the client, Jeffrey Morris, saying that he was contacting me to ask if I could, out of the kindness of my heart, remove the comments that are bothering Mr. Morris. Of course, the paper threat letter sent by Mr. Morris' lawyers was sent five days prior to this email from Mr. Morris' friend. Our policy at Techdirt is that we do not remove comments on such requests, other than comments that we judge to be spam, so we would not have removed the comments, anyway. However, it is odd that Mr. Morris would first have his lawyers pull out the "nuclear option" and demand that we shut down our entire site, and then days later have a friend reach out to make a personal plea.

    As such, given the newsworthy nature of an example of where the brand new law (thankfully) protects us, as well as the fact that we do not feel it is decent or right for anyone to demand we shut down our entire site or be sued halfway around the world, because he does not appreciate a comment someone made about him, we are publishing the letter that was sent to us. Thanks in part to the new law, we have no obligation to respond to Mr. Morris, his friend or the lawyers at Addlestone Keane, who (one would hope) will better advise their clients not to pursue such fruitless legal threats in the future. Should Mr. Morris and his solicitors decide that they wish to proceed with such a pointless and wasteful lawsuit against us, which will only serve to cost Mr. Morris significant legal sums with no hope of recovery, we will continue to report on it, safe in the knowledge that it has no bearing on us. The only potential issue I could foresee would be that any UK judgment against us could prevent me from traveling to the UK in the future, which would be unfortunate, as I have quite enjoyed past visits to the UK. But perhaps such ridiculous outcomes will help the UK realize that it's really about time to update its incredibly outdated libel laws and begin respecting free speech rights.

     

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    Another ex employee, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 6:05am

    Re: Re: Morris the crook

    Is the protest still taking place against Morris? Could one of the organizers please inbox me and let me know the details as I am being asked by loads of people. Cheers!

     

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    A HAPPY MAN, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 6:08am

    SUMS UP THE CROOK

    HAVE A LAUGH AT THIS - I WONDER HOW MUCH THAT SNAKE SPENT ON THIS AND I KNOW WHO IS FRIEND IS THAT SENT THE LETTER - ITS HIM BECAUSE HE HAS NO FRIENDS.

    I IMAGINE THE ONLY REASON MORRIS USES THIS LAWYER, WHO EVIDENTLY KNOWS LITTLE ABOUT THE LAW, IS BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY ONE THAT WILL DEAL WITH HIM. MOST HAVE SUED HIM AND HE OWES MONEY TO THE REMAINDER.

    Here at Techdirt, unfortunately, we get an average of about one legal threat per month. The threats are almost always frivolous -- and often made in anger without the individual realizing why the threats are frivolous. While some sites take the position that they will publish any and all legal threats, we have always tried to give the threatening party the benefit of the doubt, and to recognize that they made their demands in a moment of excess anger and misunderstanding. As such, we generally explain our position as to why any legal action would be a mistake -- and in nearly every case, we never hear back from the person who threatened us.

    However, we have recently received a legal threat that we feel deserves attention and airing for a variety of reasons.

    Unlike most threats, this one came directly from lawyers representing the individual, rather than from the individual directly.
    The threats are quite incredible, demanding that we shut down the entire site of Techdirt, due to a comment (or, potentially, comments) that the client did not like.
    The lawyer fails to identify, other than a single snippet and a date, what post or specific comments are objectionable and why (beyond a suggestion of anti-semitism, which while despicable, is not illegal). I guess, since they are demanding we shut down the entire site or be sued, such details are not considered pertinent.
    As we detail on this site on a somewhat regular basis, sites like ours are protected by Section 230 of the CDA from libel charges against statements made by users of the site. So any legal action against us is entirely pointless.
    Most importantly, this threat is coming from the UK, and the lawyers insist that they will take it to court in the UK. This makes it rather timely and newsworthy for an entirely different reason. Just a few weeks ago we wrote about the new SPEECH Act that was passed into law to protect against libel tourism. As the Congressional record shows, the law was specifically designed to protect US businesses from libel judgments that violate Section 230 -- and the bill's backers explicitly call out libel judgments made in the UK. In other words, the SPEECH Act explicitly protects us from exactly the sort of threat that these lawyers and their client are making against us:
    The purpose of this provision is to ensure that libel tourists do not attempt to chill speech by suing a third-party interactive computer service, rather than the actual author of the offending statement.

    In such circumstances, the service provider would likely take down the allegedly offending material rather than face a lawsuit. Providing immunity removes this unhealthy incentive to take down material under improper pressure.
    Separate from the Section 230 defenses, we are also protected due to a lack of personal jurisdiction, which, again, is supported by the recently passed SPEECH Act. It is entirely possible that the lawyers were unaware of the SPEECH Act, but it does seem like a law firm making legal threats in a foreign country should be expected to have researched the legal barriers to making such a claim before using billable hours to make threats they cannot back up.
    Finally, it's important to note that a part of the SPEECH Act allows sites protected under this law to seek attorneys' fees should they be targeted in such a lawsuit. Rest assured that we would explore the option to the fullest, if need be.
    Separately, I will note that on the same day that I received the legal threat letter from this law firm of Addlestone Keane, I also received an email from someone claiming to be both a regular Techdirt reader and a friend of the client, Jeffrey Morris, saying that he was contacting me to ask if I could, out of the kindness of my heart, remove the comments that are bothering Mr. Morris. Of course, the paper threat letter sent by Mr. Morris' lawyers was sent five days prior to this email from Mr. Morris' friend. Our policy at Techdirt is that we do not remove comments on such requests, other than comments that we judge to be spam, so we would not have removed the comments, anyway. However, it is odd that Mr. Morris would first have his lawyers pull out the "nuclear option" and demand that we shut down our entire site, and then days later have a friend reach out to make a personal plea.

    As such, given the newsworthy nature of an example of where the brand new law (thankfully) protects us, as well as the fact that we do not feel it is decent or right for anyone to demand we shut down our entire site or be sued halfway around the world, because he does not appreciate a comment someone made about him, we are publishing the letter that was sent to us. Thanks in part to the new law, we have no obligation to respond to Mr. Morris, his friend or the lawyers at Addlestone Keane, who (one would hope) will better advise their clients not to pursue such fruitless legal threats in the future. Should Mr. Morris and his solicitors decide that they wish to proceed with such a pointless and wasteful lawsuit against us, which will only serve to cost Mr. Morris significant legal sums with no hope of recovery, we will continue to report on it, safe in the knowledge that it has no bearing on us. The only potential issue I could foresee would be that any UK judgment against us could prevent me from traveling to the UK in the future, which would be unfortunate, as I have quite enjoyed past visits to the UK. But perhaps such ridiculous outcomes will help the UK realize that it's really about time to update its incredibly outdated libel laws and begin respecting free speech rights.

     

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    MR HAPPY, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 6:13am

    DONT YOU LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER

    IF ANYONE WANTED AN INDICATION OF HOW MORRIS COMES ACROSS TO MR NEUTRAL READ THESE POSTS.

    IM IMPRESSED BY HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE THIS POST ON AN ALERT.

    HIS 'FRIEND' IS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN HIS LAWYER ACCORDING TO MR. TECHDIRT.



    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100825/02002110771.shtml#comments

     

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    FIREBOX-ISH, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 6:40am

    MORRIS VOODOO DOLL

    One of our best selling christmas products for 2010 is the morris voodoo doll. The big attraction is there is a choice of which member of the family you want, in voodoo doll format, and you get one of his oversized drivers for free.

    look now on www.firebox-ish.co.uk/morrisfamilyvoodoos

    Need to get mine so dont buy them all.......

     

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    FIREBOX-ISH, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 6:40am

    MORRIS VOODOO DOLL

    One of our best selling christmas products for 2010 is the morris voodoo doll. The big attraction is there is a choice of which member of the family you want, in voodoo doll format, and you get one of his oversized drivers for free.

    look now on www.firebox-ish.co.uk/morrisfamilyvoodoos

    Need to get mine so dont buy them all.......

     

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    FIREBOX-ISH, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 6:40am

    MORRIS VOODOO DOLL

    One of our best selling christmas products for 2010 is the morris voodoo doll. The big attraction is there is a choice of which member of the family you want, in voodoo doll format, and you get one of his oversized drivers for free.

    look now on www.firebox-ish.co.uk/morrisfamilyvoodoos

    Need to get mine so dont buy them all.......

     

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    A nearly Former Employee, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 8:14am

    Re: MORRIS VOODOO DOLL

    I cannot ignore the above comment. Jeffrey is a good guy who simply cannot afford to pay us at the moment. He has lost all his money in IMJack and is admirable that he has held on to his kids and a few other staff during the final stages of IMJack life.

    I wish this business could last forever but all good things do come to an end and this one is nearing that phase.

    The Clampetts are not even going on their 100K+ holiday this winter which in itself shows how hard times are for them.

    We all admire you Jeffrey and see you as an icon.

    Next time you want to waste 10M+ i suggest you find a worthy charity.

    See you in the dole queue soon

     

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    The Tech Wizz, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 8:55am

    Re: SUMS UP THE CROOK

     

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    The Tech Wizz, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 9:01am

    Re: Re: SUMS UP THE CROOK

    I remember being in the office when Bradley (his partner) told him what was going on with this letter to the yanks. The fat t**t's head nearly exploded with the news. It really was great to see. He tried frantically to get hold of the solicitor. When he realized he couldn't lie to the solicitor, he wheeled out good old Michael abraham to deal with it and call techdirt. As a matter of interest, does anyone think we should also protest outside abrahams office in london to try to get our money?

     

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    You can only run for so long!!, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 9:12am

    naughty naughty naughty jeff morris, you have been a silly little lump!! the best christmas present santa can bring me and my family is the news that the little fat lump is loosing everything. just out of interest is it true he sent his awful spoilt daughter to london to keep her out of the way as she was rubbing everyone up the wrong way in all her designer rags? if so, lets all club together to pay her bus fair home when the silly little fat lump cannot pay for the petrol to fill up her sports car thats probably being paid off over 10 years! Keep up the good work guys and don't get down hearted - BELIEVE. PEACE!!

     

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    Life is good, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 9:19am

    guys, i have had a good look round the net and when you type 'techdirt jeffrey morris' into google it returns some nice results that will cheer you up. good reading people!!x

     

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    The Blue, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 11:09am

    It was great developing systems for jeffrey knowing this type of product has been on the market for at least 5 years. I am so happy that I took his money doing this for 3 years. Cheers Jeffrey!
    P.s His product has never worked nor will it!

     

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    On the look out, Dec 4th, 2010 @ 12:25pm

    I am sure I sure Jeffrey Morris on a push-bike this morning delivering the post. Could this be the biggest fall from grace of all times?? Little Fat Jeffrey, where has all you're money gone?

     

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    nadineleeper (profile), Dec 4th, 2010 @ 1:40pm

    i feel sick

    worked for imjack between 03/09/10 to 29/10/10
    sacked for no reason without pay got lots of excuses waiting on directors to sign cheques waiting on funding blah de blah Last phone calll he said he were sick of people like me and put the phone down. getting people together for insolvency proceedings against this bastardi want him to pay

     

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    nadineleeper (profile), Dec 4th, 2010 @ 1:40pm

    i feel sick

    worked for imjack between 03/09/10 to 29/10/10
    sacked for no reason without pay got lots of excuses waiting on directors to sign cheques waiting on funding blah de blah Last phone calll he said he were sick of people like me and put the phone down. getting people together for insolvency proceedings against this bastardi want him to pay

     

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    nadineleeper (profile), Dec 4th, 2010 @ 2:19pm

    Re: A few good fellows chatting about Jeffrey

    one im actually employed
    two whats that got to do with not paying people illegal i think so.,
    three your praising a criminal must mean your one yourself.
    Cant wait to see u and whoever assoicated with this vile little man behind bars. My sister a criminal lawyer will bring you down oh cant wait to christmas to she brings u all down

     

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    nadineleeper (profile), Dec 4th, 2010 @ 2:29pm

    Re: Re: Re: SUMS UP THE CROOK

    i join u in this i prepare leeds were the vile creature is at

     

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    IMJack Protest, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 1:51am

    Upcoming Protest

    Nadine, I still have your contact details and will let you know when the protest will be. To get max impact we are trying to get anyone he has not paid over the last few years and there are many. So far we are up to 35 people. We will also get the press and notify the police as Morris surrounds himself with "security guards" who get paid for doing nothing. The protest will be peaceful and will take place outside his office and will then move on to his house. All we want is our money and to show everyone what this man is all about. We will not allow any threatening or disruptive behaviour.

    I don't want to give my name on here but I worked with you in telesales. Your back faced my back.

     

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    Protester, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 2:47am

    Guys, I have all the placards under control. I wonder if the little fat man will hide away whilst all this is going on or will he face up to his responsibilities and come out and speak to us and the press! Or maybe, he will send that little fat liar Bradley out to tell more lies, or could even send the 65 year minder out to stand on parade like a sad wannabe security guard! Lets see what happens, and as the previous post said, lets keep the protest peaceful. Good look everyone and keep focused!!

     

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    On the lookout, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 5:39am

    Went to get my car washed this morning in sheepscar and I'm sure Jeff Morris was working there vacuuming the cars. He suited his bright yellow coat. Next time Jeffrey can you please make sure you vacuum down the side of my seats properly or I will have to report you to your boss. Tut tut tut Jeffrey Morris. How does it feel to be pennyless Jeffrey like all those hard working people you sacked on pay day and never paid,you pathetic individual. Remember Jeffrey Morris what goes round comes round and we will all be there watching and laughing at you and you're spoilt children . You will not get away with what you have done to all those people, we will make sure you don't profit by 1p from your actions. Merry Christmas Jeffrey Morris and a very very happy new year - NOT!!

     

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    nadz22 (profile), Dec 5th, 2010 @ 6:38am

    Re: Upcoming Protest

    hi when will get it be im well up for that before crimbo Im trying to think ha cnt remember anyone being behind me have an idea but not sure ha. I cnt believe hes done this to so many ppl its unreal x

     

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    Ex Minorplanet, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 6:39am

    Isn't life funny, and i will tell you why! I worked for Jeffrey Morris at Minorplanet between 2001 - 2003 as a salesman. He used to make all the sales staff come to a sales meeting on a Sunday morning. He insisted we were are all to be in the office for 9am, he would turn up at 11am. I like many others traveled up from the south, and had to leave my wife and kids on a Sunday morning at 5am to be there on time. The reason I mention this is because I can't but help but have a little laugh to myself especially at this time of the year. Jeffrey Morris used to sing to the salesman who had had a poor week 'we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new career'. In other words if you have another poor week, you are fired. So my message to Jeffrey Morris is: Jeffrey, life has a habit of coming back to bite people on their arses, and maybe this is now what is now happening to you. You embarrassed and humiliated hard working lads and maybe, just maybe this is life just paying you back, and like me, I am sure there are plenty guys the length and breadth of the country having a good little laugh to themselves, and are hopefully raising a glass to your downfall. And a message to all his innocent victims, keep your heads held high as one thing is for sure, how ever much trouble you are in because of this man, he is in much more trouble. Oh and by the way Jeffrey you're breath stunk!!

     

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    Mr Reliable, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 6:56am

    Re: DONT YOU LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER

    PLEASE WILL EVERYONE ADD THIS LINK TO THEIR FACEBOOK, SKYPE, TWITTER ACCOUNTS ETC. THE MORE PEOPLE THAT KNOW ABOUT MORRIS'S ANTICS THE BETTER, AND WHO KNOWS YOU MIGHT JUST SAVE A FUTURE EMPLOYEE FROM HIS ANTICS

     

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    Another Ex Minorplanet, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 7:14am

    That last post was great but the breath was inaccurate. It was actually his areas that stank only unlike most people Morris's arse is on his head. I remember all that shit that went on an Minorplanet. He is a sick man with nothing left in his life. We will all move on but that failure will still be telling everyone he is going to be bigger than Microsoft.
    How repulsive were those Sunday meetings? My family are a little younger so were not affected by those Sunday morning Morris shows but I feel so sorry for those people who missed out on spending precious time with their young kids, and there were many of them.
    I hear he has a son that now works with him who is marginally thicker than him so it's little wonder he is all but finished.
    If he is so protective of his family he ought to respect the families of others.
    It's all too late now, the man is finished, and I only hope he reads these posts and sees what he really stood for. I bet he doesn't walk around Harrogate anymore like he owns the place.
    Anyway, please forward a link to these posts to anyone you may still be in touch with that worked at Minorplanet and let's give them some enjoyment too.
    And here is the new song to the tune we should all sing:

    Where's your money gone
    Where's your money gone
    Where's your money gone
    Far far away

    Love and peace to you all during this festive season.

    KEEP POSTING

     

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    On the lookout, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 7:16am

    Went to get my car washed this morning in sheepscar and I'm sure Jeff Morris was working there vacuuming the cars. He suited his bright yellow coat. Next time Jeffrey can you please make sure you vacuum down the side of my seats properly or I will have to report you to your boss. Tut tut tut Jeffrey Morris. How does it feel to be pennyless Jeffrey like all those hard working people you sacked on pay day and never paid,you pathetic individual. Remember Jeffrey Morris what goes round comes round and we will all be there watching and laughing at you and you're spoilt children . You will not get away with what you have done to all those people, we will make sure you don't profit by 1p from your actions. Merry Christmas Jeffrey Morris and a very very happy new year - NOT!!

     

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    A week to go, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 7:29am

    Does this monster owe you money?

    Just to let you know that if anyone is still owed money there will be an email address posted on here tomorrow that will allow you to email and be put on the record.
    We will then monitor the situation closely and should any debts be outstanding in two weeks then various phone numbers will be publicised.

    WATCH THIS SPACE

     

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    On the lookout, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 7:57am

    Went to get my car washed this morning in sheepscar and I'm sure Jeff Morris was working there vacuuming the cars. He suited his bright yellow coat. Next time Jeffrey can you please make sure you vacuum down the side of my seats properly or I will have to report you to your boss. Tut tut tut Jeffrey Morris. How does it feel to be pennyless Jeffrey like all those hard working people you sacked on pay day and never paid,you pathetic individual. Remember Jeffrey Morris what goes round comes round and we will all be there watching and laughing at you and you're spoilt children . You will not get away with what you have done to all those people, we will make sure you don't profit by 1p from your actions. Merry Christmas Jeffrey Morris and a very very happy new year - NOT!!

     

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    Morris Dancer, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 9:05am

    Your delightful daughter

    Jeffrey Morris,

    Are you at a financial level where it is ok for your large arsed daughter to speak to normal people or is everyone still below her?

    Let us know won't you,

    M. Dancer

     

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    Morris Dancer, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 9:05am

    Your delightful daughter

    Jeffrey Morris,

    Are you at a financial level where it is ok for your large arsed daughter to speak to normal people or is everyone still below her?

    Let us know won't you,

    M. Dancer

     

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    Christmas wish!, Dec 5th, 2010 @ 9:29am

    I wonder what present santa will be bringing down the chimney at morris mansions this year. Probably a summons from a supplier!! Merry Merry Christmas Jeffrey Morris and to all your greedy family!!

     

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    Charity!, Dec 6th, 2010 @ 3:52am

    Why don't we all stand outside the local Tesco with collection boxes and see if we can get some money together for Jeffrey Morris.

     

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    Ex employee, Dec 6th, 2010 @ 1:29pm

    Where is my money?

    Jefrey Morris,

    I don't agree with all the posts on here coz I think it nawty to kick a helpless fatty when he's on the floor but I can make an exeption for you u prick.

    It's coming up to Christmas and you have my money for the month I worked and you keep fobbing me off.

    Will you be hungry this Christmas and unable to buy the presents you want for close ones

    Loser

     

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    Ex Media Buzz, Dec 7th, 2010 @ 12:53am

    He's at it again

    I can see from the last few posts that Morris has been at it again. When will this selfish person learn that he is not the only person in this world.

    I feel really sorry for his latest victims given the closeness to Christmas and all I can say is for you to all stick together and fight him. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain.

    May the force be with you and let's see this cheat toppled for good.

     

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    nadz22, Dec 7th, 2010 @ 5:48am

    Re: He's at it again

    cd smone inbox me the protest date lots of ppl asking me

     

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    Upcoming Protest, Dec 7th, 2010 @ 2:51pm

    Details

    All details will be out soon but we taking our time coz more and more people wanna coming forward and we want to arrange media etc. If company bankrupt by then we will have it at a different location. Can't mention that one on here at the moment as we need to get addy confirmed.

     

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    Morris Dancer, Dec 8th, 2010 @ 1:57pm

    Campaign

    Keep postin on here and mark all the convos as funny coz it makes them more popular on google.

     

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    Morris Dancer, Dec 8th, 2010 @ 2:10pm

    Campaign

    Keep postin on here and mark all the convos as funny coz it makes them more popular on google.

     

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    Mr Accurate, Dec 8th, 2010 @ 2:16pm

    The noose is tightening.

    Looks like we all winning and that Morris p***k will be looking for a job very soon.

    Check this out::::::

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/virtual-learning-platforms/53864-imjack-2.html

    Please post on there.

     

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    Mr Accurate, Dec 8th, 2010 @ 2:17pm

    The noose is tightening.

    Looks like we all winning and that Morris p***k will be looking for a job very soon.

    Check this out::::::

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/virtual-learning-platforms/53864-imjack-2.html

    Please post on there.

     

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    Father Christmas, Dec 8th, 2010 @ 11:36pm

    Advent Calendar

    The Morris advent calendar has been reduced in all retailers since Information about his imminent bankruptcy surfaced. It was originally expected he would close the doors for the last time sometime in January but rumours are rife he will now do it on 23rd or 24th December and not pay any of his staff, a trademark Morris trick.

    Get yours today from any good public toilet.

     

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    Mr Happy, Dec 8th, 2010 @ 11:45pm

    Congratulations

    Well done to the person who found the edugeek blog. This is third in the list when you google "IMJack". There is no hiding for that fatty Jeffrey Morris and his dirty tricks.

    Well done and keep the posts coming wherever you can.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 9th, 2010 @ 4:30am

    Re: Congratulations

    thanks ha:)

     

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    The Blue, Dec 9th, 2010 @ 5:24am

    GREAT NEWS!! He is closing down. He released more people on Tuesday and is now running it with just a few hanger onners. My inside source has just told me, he is making arrangements to close the doors for the last time just before Christmas eve. I have also been told that his stupid brother in law is the joke of the place. Sorry to all those still owed money.

     

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    Good fellow, Dec 9th, 2010 @ 12:32pm

    What if?

    What if Jeffey's management had done a better job of recruiting salesmen that could actually sell?
    Those that could did well and brought money in. Those that couldn't, but said they could, just sat with their mouths open. They need'd ridding and quickly, damage management.
    What if when you went out in your cars supplied by Jeffrey you actually got appointments, deals? Gonna see the guys tonight, stroll, talk, have a cuban you know the drill.
    Oh mistakes were made, a nats ear from the millionaires club
    thats how the days were.
    Look, let me tell you some thing I know a handfull of other companies selling the same product, Manchester based, good salesmen, selling it so they are, see? See it? Got it? Get it?
    I know, I know, theres a way.

    Heres to the zero's to hero's.

     

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    Ex Employee, Dec 10th, 2010 @ 11:02am

    Good fellow

    Who actually are you (Good fellow) because your post makes no sense. Just to confirm you haven't a clue what ur talking about you mention other companies selling the same product. What a complete idiot you are as the IMJack product is developed in-house and has NO resellers.

    You know you know theres a way of what? Selling sand to the Arabs?

     

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    loving It, Dec 10th, 2010 @ 11:18am

    ITS CHRISTMAS!!!!

    For all those of you that want to kick this fellow when he is down I feel you should stop and think for a minute. You have all obviously worked for him in the past and most of you will have been paid.
    It seems like Morris is now on his last legs and suffering like a whale out of water. I am not able to take any pleasure from this so i have setup the following website to raise some money for him.

    www.justgiving.co.uk/helptheclampittseatoverchristmas

    Please try and give what you can in this, the season of giving and forgiving, and lets try and provide this twerp with enough manure over Christmas so he doesn't go hungry.

    Thanks everyone and Merry Christmas

     

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    One of the Good fellows., Dec 10th, 2010 @ 12:20pm

    Re 148 Good fellow / Ex employee.

    Hello, Ex employee.
    Yeah I know, developd in house. Look, been all over the country selling,Lots of same product out there, different shirt, that's all. Met them, spoke to them, lunched with them. In house? So what?
    Stumbled on them once or twice ( not good ) better product knowledge than the Leeds crew. So this could lead me to asking the following, how many salesmen / women actually understood / understand the product?
    Chapter one.
    You need a new front door, lets in draft, cracked glass. Makes your house look bad. So you find a tradesman. Got a lot of exsperience? Yeah, fitted dozens, oh, ok. What sort of wood will it be? not sure govna, have to ask the guys back at the depot. Oh. What about the handles etc? I think they might be brass, or maybe silver. were will the leter box be, you're the tradseman right/ yeah, not sure actually.
    Chapter two.
    You foolishly allow him to fit the door, with out knowing if it's going to do the job. Not only is it a crap fit, its a crap job nothing like it says on the box.
    Pay him would you? shake his hand would you? His boss gonna be pleased with him? Is he? Pay him? Would he? Give him a shiny new van to pratt around in, would he? Should he?
    To the current employees, learn, learn, learn and don't and don't go out into the big bad world until you know your stuff. Make you own app's, let them know you're coming to sell to them. Sit down with them, find out what they do, what they need, their client base, customers pocket, product value, this is key, for them and you.Don't get that stupid lap top out, make sure they have something worth working with. Some things just don't sell, it's no good to them.

    Yeah, the sand would be bought.

    Quick, make haste.

     

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    The truth hurts, Dec 10th, 2010 @ 12:35pm

    Jeffrey Morris, I hope you have eaten well this week and been able to put food on your table for your family. I haven't had that luxury this week. So Jeffrey Morris, when you are sat in your mansion eating cheese and biscuits and sipping fine wines, give yourself a pat on the back and congratulate yourself for your fine work. You are a real credit to your family, I am sure they are so proud of you, that's if you've had the guts to tell them what you have done.

     

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    Ex Employee, Dec 10th, 2010 @ 12:59pm

    Good Fellow

    Mate, can you explain your position regarding IMJack. Have you worked there and what exactly are you saying. Seems like you say it was a great product with below par staff representing it. Please clarify your position.

    Thanks

     

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    Ex Employee, Dec 10th, 2010 @ 12:59pm

    Good Fellow

    Mate, can you explain your position regarding IMJack. Have you worked there and what exactly are you saying. Seems like you say it was a great product with below par staff representing it. Please clarify your position.

    Thanks

     

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    The bearer of bad news!, Dec 10th, 2010 @ 1:22pm

    I am sorry to have to tell all those who never got paid, that Jeffrey Morris is closing the business down. My friend who is close to the inner circle tells me that preparations are being made for this to happen just before Christmas. Jeffrey Morris, is just in the process of getting all he can out of the business. I know the likelihood is that we will never get what the crook owes us, but at least his spoilt fat daughter will be getting you know what this weekend!! As a matter of interest, does anyone know if his son is still spending all our money on the other stuff? Jeffrey, once a crook always a crook but this time you will find there is nowhere left to hide!

     

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    Good fellow, Dec 10th, 2010 @ 1:31pm

    Re Ex Employee.

    Hi,

    I knew of only a hand full of people, amongst the dozens that passed through the doors who could actually sell, they didn't know what they were selling. They said they could sell, they couldn't, it was embarrassing. I'm not slating them, no, not at all. They couldn't sell, wrong job, telesales appointments with product value of a few quid, no good. Rep's sitting these crazy app's, no good.
    Doesn't anyone see it? Didn't anyone notice?
    Rep's spending all day driving to one appointment, crazy cottage buisness appointment's.

    I know they could see it.

     

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    Another ex employee, Dec 10th, 2010 @ 1:45pm

    The same

    As another ex employee I agree with Good fellow, I've never seen any thing like it, mind you. You needed to be sharp and hard to survive. I lasted a week.
    The truth is I couldn't sell it.

     

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    Ex Employee, Dec 10th, 2010 @ 2:05pm

    Dont Despair

    Mate, dont despair. Reason you couldnt sell it is because its shit and no one wants it.

    Dont lose confidence in yourself

     

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    Ex Employee, Dec 10th, 2010 @ 2:06pm

    Dont Despair

    Mate, dont despair. Reason you couldnt sell it is because its shit and no one wants it.

    Dont lose confidence in yourself

     

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    Here to help, Dec 10th, 2010 @ 2:11pm

    Wave goodbly to the failure

    Mr Bearer of bad news,
    You have this wrong. Jeffrey Morris has spent ??m on IMjack and its about to go to the wall and be classified as a complete failure because of him.he can't run a business that takes and makes money. The man is a loser and his business is a gonner.
    I think you are right that he will not last into the new year and this will be a great Christmas present for me but upsetting for the ones who he sacked without pay.
    If my information is accurate all his friends have gone and he is left like a rabbit in the headlights with only his thick c**t of a brother in law to turn to. and he is fuckin thick (more brains in a twix) The funny thing is that they hate eachother.
    Lets just all hope that not only will the fat thick failure lose everything but hopefully he will get investigated too.

    Id hate to see him in nick!!!

     

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    Insider, Dec 11th, 2010 @ 7:09am

    My Inside View

    I was told about this listing and had a look. I am not surprised about what I'm reading. Having known him for 30yrs + I don't want to be pushed on my own opinions or that of some of his family because I still speak to some of them. Whoever is writing these can be happy to know that him, his family and his whole community are reading them. Everyone is telling everyone.I am also told that Jeffrey Morris will spend every last penny to keep this business going and that he is rapidly running out of money. He has borrowed against everything he has and only has one property left that has any equity left in it. It seems like hen will probably not be trading in 2011 because he will run out of money. I'm sorry to tell you all this but you should know because knowing can help you.
    I hope he can't find out who I am. I am doing this annonimously but I have not said anything that is not the truth.

     

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    Good fellow, Dec 11th, 2010 @ 11:11am

    You don't get it.

    Hotels, logistics, marketing companies? Shite, it needs looking at. Thats all.

    Think out-side the box.

     

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    The Poet, Dec 11th, 2010 @ 4:08pm

    Don't you know it?

    Word be have it of a counter sue.
    Afraid be you?
    Be very, be you.

     

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    A Better Poet, Dec 12th, 2010 @ 7:43am

    You are so thick
    You make us all feel sick
    But cant wait for that fall
    When you lose it all

     

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    Ex Employee, Dec 15th, 2010 @ 12:34am

    Morris the Retard

    Have woken up to the great news this morning that the thick and retarded Morris is now on his last legs. The shares have been suspended BECAUSE HE HAS NO MONEY AND CANT AFFORD TO PAY HIS BILLS.
    It will be interesting to see what happens next week when it comes to pay-day but word on the street is that he will promise wages on the first working day after the first round of bank holidays and wont be seen again. I think a sign will go on the front door of that cesspit (any suggestions what the sign may say?) and that snake Morris will go into hiding.
    Just shows what a loser that Morris is and what a sad deceitful life he leads

     

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    All washed up!, Dec 15th, 2010 @ 9:06am

    I insist that everyone goes out tonight and celebrates the demise of Jeffrey Morris. For years he has believed he is a genius and untouchable. Well Jeffrey Morris, I have a message for you: you are NO genius, and what you are is a FAILURE! FAILURE! FAILURE!

     

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    Ex Employee, Dec 15th, 2010 @ 12:15pm

    THE FAILURE

    I like the last post because i for one will we toasting this great news tonight. I agree that the snake is a failure and its now all but proven. He has never succeeded at anything apart from lies, deception and, possible (yet to be proven) recurring fraud.
    All the people he has screwed and belittled will now be looking at this pathetic failure and quietly laughing whilst he stands in the bitter cold selling counterfeit tat on Briggate from a portable shack. How f*****g funny will that be?
    Facts do not lie and for all those that have been released from his sick clutches due to this failure you should count yourselves lucky.

    No longer will he be referred to as a "millionaire from Leeds" or "an anonymous Yorkshire millionaire" or indeed a successful entrepeneur, oh no, those days are gone. His legacy will simply be made up of four words:

    JEFFREY MORRIS THE FAILURE

     

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    How sad!, Dec 15th, 2010 @ 1:49pm

    I cannot help but remind myself about the times I used to supply Jeff Morris with products for one of his other failed businesses. He nearly drove my business into the ground. Not only did he not pay his bills for months, he used to lie about the quality of our work. This I believe from the business community here in Leeds was and no doubt still is his trademark. I am so pleased to hear that this nasty greedy little man has failed yet again. However, what I am surprised about is, how easy he is lying down. Maybe it is because he is just getting old and washed up, and has nothing left to offer. I hope he does pack it all in after reading about all those people he has not paid wages to. There is no place in the business world Jeff Morris.

     

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    laughing my tits off, Dec 16th, 2010 @ 1:38am

    Toast the failure

    When I worked there a few months ago Jeffrey Morris was running round saying this business will never fail and he will show all the doubters that he will NEVER fail. He is the best and IMJack would be his way of proving it to everyone.

    The bookies now think the businesses will go to the wall before next friday. I can only imagine how furious that will leave people.

    Will someone working there please take a picture of him. I want to see how many more wrinkles he has, how he has ballooned and the fire coming out of his ears.

     

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    Anonymous victim, Dec 16th, 2010 @ 7:37am

    What a joke

    Today there have been more people being shown the door without being paid. I personally am going to the police and I don't care if the company is still trading or not.
    Jeffrey Morris didn't even have the bottle to show his face today. I like many others on here detest everything he stands for.
    Thanks for ruining my Christmas as I can now afford no presents nor can I afford to go to be with the rest of my family.

     

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    A very upset person, Dec 16th, 2010 @ 8:02am

    ive jsut been sacked by geoffrey moris. hes the most urful man you cud ever meat. he will get everything he deserves. but also he is such a cowurd as he cudnt even show his ugly fat head but insted hid and got one of his last remaining lackies to do it. meenwhile he just give a brand knew BMW sports car to someone their who is so lazy, he makes geoffrey moris luck like a hard wurker. i supose it wont really mater from nxt week as the cumpany has no money to carry on.

     

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    A Christmas Carol, Dec 16th, 2010 @ 1:37pm

    A Christmas Carol

    I could not believe my eyes this evening when I was on a side street off Oxford St in London and saw this huge guy in a father christmas costume cradling this fat c**t who was only wearing a pair of y-fronts. it was the funnyest thing I have ever seen. The big bloke put the fatty down and they started counting some coins. The fatty said to the big bloke hey Rako, we got enough for dinner tonight to which the big bloke replied we have Jeffrey but its going to have to be Kentucky again.
    They both walked off into the night cursing their need to beg for a living.

     

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    Good fellow, Dec 17th, 2010 @ 12:53pm

    Bull week

    Yeah right,
    Next week is bull week, no, maybe not at Imjack. Your Bull week. I met a lot of people who worked for Jeffrey who should have kept driving vans or serving food, but skilled people too. Good chaps all round, so look, get out there if Jeffrey started out selling pens so can you.
    Stop fooling yourselves with all the failure crap. Thats not true.
    Any how, Bull week coming up.

     

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    Ex employee / one of the chaps., Dec 17th, 2010 @ 1:11pm

    Cool hand Luke

    Newmans best film,
    Remember the scene? where are you all now? Remember? No?
    Let me remind you, Jeffrey can I have a new car? Jeffrey I need a sub. Jeffrey I know i'm a big shot but I've got no petrol money.

    where are you?

     

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    Im loving this, Dec 17th, 2010 @ 1:20pm

    not long too go

    Looks like he gonna fuck everyone next week after doing his usual trick of sacking more people without pay. The right hand man is now his mentally challenged brother in law which is the proof needed that the debts have got on top of him and he is a defeated and beaten man. This mark guy is tryin to make friends with us all but he is so fucking readable it scary. The last comment about farther christmas was funny but im wondering were the brother in law was and can only think he must have been hangin around kings cross in his rent boy outfit.

     

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    Father Christmas, Dec 17th, 2010 @ 2:00pm

    Posts 172 &173

    You are right. Jeffrey Morris is a nice guy that's coz

    He hasn't sacked people after they have worked for him for a full month and never paid them.
    He has never humiliated people publicly.
    He has never paid useless people because of the personal relationship he has with them or their family.
    He has never sent multiple business into liquidation.
    He has never tried to manipulate peoples lives for his own sick satisfaction.
    He has never told a lie.
    He has never defrauded anyone.
    He always listens to others opinions.


    He is a lovely guy soon to be a lovely failure.

     

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    Mr honest, Dec 17th, 2010 @ 2:03pm

    Last night was the Xmas doo and probably the farewell party as there's no way he can keep it runing. He really has lost the plot. Harrison is the most stupid man you cud ever meet, and what's topped it all off is him giving gould a sports car. Morris, you really are clueless and don't deserve to have a business. Don't you realise, you have ruined this business just like all the other businneses you've had. Yet again you have Failed ( note the capital F).

     

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    Mr Poet, Dec 18th, 2010 @ 11:42am

    Poetry at its best!

    Jeff the genius is no more
    He has gone from rich to poor
    I have heard he wants to move abroad
    As they won't know that he's a fraud

    It's great to see him with no money
    I find it so fucking funny
    Hes looking fat and so very old
    Hi business is closing this week so I'm told

    So fuck you Morris ur a cunt
    With you no one wants a punt
    Ur finished so now let's raise a glass
    To Jeffrey Morris the little fat brass

     

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    Mr Angry, Dec 18th, 2010 @ 12:19pm

    THAT MAN MORRIS IS A FILTHY ANIMAL LO-LIFE FAILURE PIECE OF DIRT, AND I CANT WAIT TO SEE HIM ON HIS ARSE WITH EVERYONE LAUGHING AT HIM. THE PAIN AND UPSET HE HAS CAUSED PEOPLE IS CRIMINAL, AND I WILL NOT REST TILL I SEE HIM UP IN COURT BEING SENT DOWN. I KNOW MORRIS AND HIS THICK KIDS READ THIS SITE, SO AT LEAST HIS KIDS KNOW HOW HATED HE IS BECAUSE WHAT HE HAS DONE TO PEOPLE. MORRIS, YOU ARE A FAILURE AND THE DAY OF RECKONING IS NOT FAR AWAY.

     

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    Another Poet, Dec 18th, 2010 @ 12:58pm

    Another Verse

    I love the poem you just wrote
    About Jeffrey Morris the fat old scrote
    Let's just hope that failing fuck
    Never has another minutes luck.

     

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    In shock, Dec 19th, 2010 @ 3:30am

    Good morning
    I have recently been alerted to this site, and as I have known Jeff Morris for over 20 years, I truly am shocked to the core as to how he has treated people. Whilst I am aware of his generosity in times gone by, albeit with other peoples money, it does not provide him with a licence to run rough shot over people like he is doing now. One good deed does not permit a bad deed! It is clear to me and the local community here in Leeds and Harrogate that yes, Jeff has indeed failed and ran out of luck and money and is no longer a man to be respected or even considered a stalwart of the local business community. He has clearly bought shame on all those he is associated with such as Michael Abrahams and Geoff Taylor who are good good people. The only bit of advice I can give you Jeffrey is that if you have failed, and it looks like you have, do the right and proper thing and show some honesty and try not to rub people up the wrong way by not paying staff and suppliers whilst putting your daughter in a brand new black Audi TT. It really does make you look even more pathetic by trying to put a show on to people here in Harrogate, as we all know what you are about, and cannot afford it.

     

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    A lucky man., Dec 19th, 2010 @ 11:08am

    Today I was sat in a restaurant in Harrogate, when I met some ex members

     

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    A lucky man, Dec 19th, 2010 @ 11:21am

    Continued from previous entry - sorry pressed wrong button in all the excitement!!

    of staff who told me all about his recent antics and his poor business dealings. Whilst sharing a bottle of red, we reminded ourselves that it was this location where Jeffrey Morris held his salesman Xmas party. We had a good laugh at him as he really did used to abuse his power and thoroughly enjoyed humiliating us, and in fact did this to me on several occasions. So I, for one is not upset to learn about how he has failed once and for all. Jeffrey, I totally agree with the previous message that putting your daughter in a black Audi TT sports car is impressing none of the lads in Harrogate. Just own up Jeffrey, you are an out and out failure, and i don't wish you any luck whatsoever. What go's round has most certainly comes round!

     

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    THE TRUTH, Dec 20th, 2010 @ 3:26am

    THE TRUTH

    I was friends with Jefrey and his family for many many years. i have been directed to this site by four or five different people who used to work with jeffrey at Minorplanet like I did. I have tried to hold off writing any comments on this site but couldn't help myself. My only comment today is that i hope all of you that have been sacked with no wages and left high and dry at Christmas do make it through and in the very near future this will just be a distant memory. Through my own experience I can completely empathise with all of you. I used to class myself and my family as close friends and me a colleague to the Morris's but even then it was made very clear that we were second best even including my children. As a final word i must also say thank you to jeffrey, i was taught one of life's valuable lessons which was NEVER NEVER SELL YOUR SOUL TO THE DEVIL. My family and i have dignity, respect and friends which is unlike some people I could mention.

     

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    How sad!, Dec 20th, 2010 @ 9:19am

    has anyone got any update if the failure has closed the doors for good yet, as the champagne is on ice, and im hoping to celebrate over Christmas? please, somebody give me the good news. cheers!!!

     

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    The last stand, Dec 20th, 2010 @ 10:33am

    Is it going going gone

    He's been walking round office like a bare with a sore head. All this is getting to him coz he's saying more stupid things than normal. I just cant believe how many people are tuning into this techdirt thing. We all pissing ourselves in the office but I'm so worried I am not going to get paid this week coz I don't think he's got any money left. Everyone says he is out of money. Can anyone confirm? I agree seeing him all fucked up is funny but it won't be if I don't get paid this week - gonna put me is all sorts of bother. Fingers crossed and have a good one.

     

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    ex employee, Dec 20th, 2010 @ 11:00am

    Seven in the bag.

    Re, Bull week.
    Seven due this week.

    Cheers.

     

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    Ex employee, one of the good fellows., Dec 20th, 2010 @ 11:59am

    Mmmm?

    Begining to see a pattern here, see it? Are you reading the above?
    Failure? Mmmmm? I remember a conversation late one night took it in. You know, really in. Took it all in. Absorbed it. Thought about it as I drove, sold, as I ate. Stank of it, always stunk of it. Been stinking these past weeks as I've worked my christmas bells off. Dealing people, stench coming off me, watch glittering with every hand shake.Had a drink in Leeds the other night with some pals, stank!

    New Year, soon, mmmmm? we'll see.

    Merry Christmas.

     

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    A few good men, Dec 20th, 2010 @ 1:13pm

    season for truth

    Morris been running round the office today offering us all shares but we all think it is instead of wages. He is pacing around like a skitzo and he thinks he is clever but we all know what a tosser he is. He is good and proper pennyless and we all dont think he will be in the game come new yr. Its time for him to down the tool and come clean about his finances.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 20th, 2010 @ 3:27pm

    Re: season for truth

    poopr u ive been waiting on wages since october and obviously ur nt gonna get ur wages he a liar crook and hopefully the fraud office will find stuff in their investigation i made them do so his sorry fat little ass will be in the cold for good

     

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    Ex Employee, Dec 20th, 2010 @ 11:56pm

    let's tell the truth

    Nice post. Everyone is reading these so if anyone knows of anything to do with fraud then you must tell the authorities.. This low life Morris will pay for the misery he has brought to people. I hear he is working out what he can pay people this week so for the few of you still there - be warned!!!

     

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    AMA, Dec 21st, 2010 @ 1:46am

    This awful imposter boss of mine truly is a piece of work. I was in the office yesterday, panicking about if I am to get paid this week, and all Jeffrey Morris was doing was laughing with his doctors son, who works here about him going on holiday to Thailand for 4 weeks. He also just gave him a new BMW sports car and also pays for his fuel on a fuel card even though he is office based. This lad, who is harmless, truly is not needed in the business, and is just another example of how jeffrey wastes money. Jeffrey, you need to get a grip and smell the coffee! Listen to the advise it might help you.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 21st, 2010 @ 8:59am

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    Ex employee, Dec 21st, 2010 @ 1:22pm

    Bye bye Jeffrey Morris

    Please direct all your friends and colleagues to this site. Its now the most popular page on techdirt. As I now have a techdirt account I'm getting all sorts of fan mail. Morris is finished and once this business goes I suspect the investigations will start. If I was a betting man I'd gamble on Mr. Policeman, Mr. Fraud Investigator and Mr. Taxman all paying Morria visits. If anyone thinks they can help any of them please post on here.

     

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    FID, Dec 21st, 2010 @ 2:29pm

    reporting Mr Jeffrey Morris and co

    serious fraud office= http://www.sfo.gov.uk/

    http://insolvency.gov.uk/complaintformcib.htm

    More ppl report him the better

     

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    Who you wanna be?, Dec 22nd, 2010 @ 2:56am

    Re 188 / A few good men

    Take the shares, when a man is as dedicated as Jeffrey Morris is ( regardless what you or other people think of him ) he usually succeeds, and so would you. Get it?

    Merry Christmas, to Jeffrey and the work force.

     

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    Jeff, Dec 22nd, 2010 @ 6:14am

    I don't like Morris either

    The very original letter to Techdirt where it shows the links between WWT & usting we find Jeftel. At the time, we were in the process of suing WWT and the more we probed, the more disgusted we became with him and his operations. He is total scum and I'm glad I opened the debate on Morris and that years later, people are still working to expose his crooked behaviour. Abrahams should be clever than to deal with Morris.

     

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    Another ex employee, Dec 22nd, 2010 @ 8:41am

    Re: I don't like Morris either

    In response to the previous post, I would like to thank you for starting the discussion years ago, and you can be assured that there are a lot of people working hard to expose Jeff Morris. Many agencies have been informed of his dealings, and evidence is being collected in an attempt to bring criminal proceedings against him. Should you or anyone have anything that may be of help, please let me know. There is a process in place to do this that protects peoples safety from this man. I just feel very sorry for all the people he has not paid, especially at this time of the year.

     

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    the undertaker, Dec 22nd, 2010 @ 10:15am

    time to say goodbye

    Bye Bye Imjack, bye bye. Looks like the company has only hours to run.

     

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    The informer, Dec 22nd, 2010 @ 1:38pm

    I can inform you all that Morris was not in the office today, he went down to London with his good old begging bowl. The office was quiet, but we still have not been told if he is paying us or not. If I get paid this week, it will be my last pay check from him (as it will be with others) as most of us will not be going back. He has been walking round this week laughing and joking, thinking he is cool, but he is such a tosser and we all find it so funny. When I do get paid, watch this space as I shall be telling ALL!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 22nd, 2010 @ 5:54pm

    Re: Re 188 / A few good men

    success through screwing ppl ova yeh something to be proud of ha wat goes around comes around

     

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    Seeker of truth and justice, Dec 23rd, 2010 @ 1:31am

    Just facts

    Could be that lump of scums last day in business. Doesnt it just show what happens when a manipulative low life runs out of money. He deserves EVERYTHING that is coming to him and a bit more. Doubt even his ring of security will deter the police and serious fraud office. As soon as the business goes down please direct everyone you know who have had dealings with him to this site and there will be clear instructions on how to proceed anonymously with parting with any information you may have.
    For all of those still there, commiserations. Looks like you are going to be sent home today with a small percentage of your wages (depending on who you are) and then some of you will be invited to work for the new business in January. This man is desperate and will say anything. REMEMBER HE NEEDS TO FIND 87,000.00 FOR THE COURT ORDER FROM STRAND HANSON LIMITED BY FRIDAY OR THEY WILL WIND HIM UP. IF THEY DON'T, OTHERS MOST CERTAINLY WILL.
    For those of you looking for justice keep watching this space although you will enjoy the the confirmation of the 11 MILLION he has wasted in this business.

     

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    Truth hurts, Dec 23rd, 2010 @ 2:14am

    The truth

    No one likes you Jeffrey Morris. Michael Abrahams and Geoff Taylor regret the day they met you and anyone who has or still does work for you can't stand you. Everyone in Harrogate is talking about you and I'm told you or your family can't go many places anymore coz you owe everyone money. What about all the people whose debts you paid off with IMJACK shares. I bet they love you. Everyone you meet in business thinks you are a confused market trader so it looks like you don't have a lot going for you. Saw your x close pal in Harrogate last week and he said everyone thinks your new found fame as a failure is very very funny. Let's face it no one likes you.

     

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    the undertaker, Dec 23rd, 2010 @ 3:10am

    time to say goodbye

    Bye Bye Imjack, bye bye. Looks like the company has only hours to run.

     

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    Xmas cheer, Dec 23rd, 2010 @ 5:47am

    The curtain is about to come down on this lo life for the final time. What a great finale to 11mill. Can the last one please turn off the lights.

     

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    Thank the Lord, Dec 24th, 2010 @ 4:31am

    This is the best Christmas present I could have wished for. Thank you so so so much for this gift from heaven. To hear that the awful little man Jeffrey Morris has failed and is finished is the news we have all been waiting for. Merry merry Christmas Jeffrey Morris, I hope you have a great day and a nice holiday reminiscing over 11 million. Hahahaha

     

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    Another ex employee, Dec 24th, 2010 @ 6:57am

    Whilst this is great news, we all need to draw breath before the campaign continues. As we are aware, he is forming a new business which he will run imjack through (the fourth one). During the first week of January, I will upload a list of all the SSAT / Secondary schools, and we will send a letter to every single headmaster, bringing to their attention what this new company is all about.(Volunteers required). Also, I urge you all, as I have just done is to send a letter to Michael Goves at the Department of Education, as I am sure he would not want to be embarrassed by the antics of Jeffrey Morris. I have also spoken to the SSAT and they have also asked me to send them a letter outlining what he has done. We are nearly there, just one final push and he is finished!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 24th, 2010 @ 10:41am

    i will happily do this as well

     

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    Mr Barclays, Dec 24th, 2010 @ 10:53am

    Forty three million lies and we can prove it.

    Jeffrey Morris I am now with no doubt that this is the end of your disgraceful business career. The SSAT have been contacted and will continue to be contacted with reference to your allegedly fraudulent behavior until such a time that they see sense. The first part of our campaign has realised success today and we will not stop until ultimate succes is reached. Its no coincidence that no one likes you nor is it coincidence that you owe a lot of people money. April 30th is going to come in early January for you.
    There are many organisations very interested in his dodgy dealings , insider trading, diverting assets from creditors not to mention the interest being shown by HMRC regarding the dealings of The Media Buzz and his methods deployed in trying to obtain whitness statements.
    Merry Christmas Jeffrey Morris

     

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    Friend of Jeffrey morris, Dec 24th, 2010 @ 10:58am

    A warning

    I work for Jeffrey Morris, and he has told me to warn you that if he finds out who is writing these messages, he will be sending his private security men to put an end to it. Be warned!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 24th, 2010 @ 11:25am

    well if he just payed ppl wat he owes them for working for him he wdnt have all these problems would he? Its called being ethical something morris has never been maybethats why is he now down out. Its a thing called karma!! Im sure the police wd be very interested to see this threat. All this forum is ppl airing their views freedom of speech comes to mind. Why should anyone want to see him ruin more ppls lifes hire staff not pay them its a vicious circle which is gonna be stopped. Merry christmas ha

     

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    The informer, Dec 24th, 2010 @ 11:15pm

    I had to laugh when I read the announcement yesterday where it stated 'The Morris family will prop up the company', as only a few weeks ago, he had to sell his kids flashy quad-bikes to a guy in Harrogate so he could afford to pay the school fees for his son. Jeffrey, you are so skint, you haven't even got enough money to prop up your fat belly. Roll on 2011!

     

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    Santa, Dec 25th, 2010 @ 1:17am

    It's official - MORRIS IS A FAILURE!!!

    Yet another thing to add to the portfolio. I am sure the shareholders will soon find out how and where their money has been spent. This is payback time but payback in a way you have never previously known it. It's great knowing that all we have to do is tell the truth. Can't wait.
    I like that story about the quad bikes - well done Informer.
    Let's not forget that Morris still has no money, still owes fortunes and is still getting sued by many people so do not be disenchanted with one silly announcement. I bet he never paid anyones wages but promised to pay them before they return after the break..............
    I'm sure (in fact I know) that members of the Morris family will soon be receiving some legal mail to his negative equity house in the very near future - call them belated Christmas presents.
    Finally, it is after all Christmas Day and for whatever you could / couldn't afford this morning as a result of Morris' actions be thankful for only one thing - YOU ARE NOT HIM BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS IN COMPARISON TO HIM. HE IS AN OFFICIAL FAILURE!!!

     

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    Miss Moneypenny, Dec 25th, 2010 @ 2:28am

    NEARLY THERE

    PLEASE SETUP AN ACCOUNT AND POST ON THIS SITE AS WE ARE HAVING A MIND-BLOWING EFFECT:


    http://www.lse.co.uk/SharePrice.asp?shareprice=IMJ

    WE WOULD ALSO LIKE YOU TO POST ON ANY TEACHER OR LEA FORUMS ABOUT YOUR TRUE FEELINGS TOWARDS IMJACK. LOADS OF HEADS HAVE NOT SHOWN ANY FURTHER INTEREST AFTER WHAT THEY HAVE READ ONLINE SO LETS KEEP THIS CAMPAIGN BURNING BRIGHTLY.

     

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    Miss Moneypenny, Dec 25th, 2010 @ 2:28am

    NEARLY THERE

    PLEASE SETUP AN ACCOUNT AND POST ON THIS SITE AS WE ARE HAVING A MIND-BLOWING EFFECT:


    http://www.lse.co.uk/SharePrice.asp?shareprice=IMJ

    WE WOULD ALSO LIKE YOU TO POST ON ANY TEACHER OR LEA FORUMS ABOUT YOUR TRUE FEELINGS TOWARDS IMJACK. LOADS OF HEADS HAVE NOT SHOWN ANY FURTHER INTEREST AFTER WHAT THEY HAVE READ ONLINE SO LETS KEEP THIS CAMPAIGN BURNING BRIGHTLY.

     

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    Miss Moneypenny, Dec 25th, 2010 @ 2:32am

    NEARLY THERE

    PLEASE SETUP AN ACCOUNT AND POST ON THIS SITE AS WE ARE HAVING A MIND-BLOWING EFFECT:


    http://www.lse.co.uk/SharePrice.asp?shareprice=IMJ

    WE WOULD ALSO LIKE YOU TO POST ON ANY TEACHER OR LEA FORUMS ABOUT YOUR TRUE FEELINGS TOWARDS IMJACK. LOADS OF HEADS HAVE NOT SHOWN ANY FURTHER INTEREST AFTER WHAT THEY HAVE READ ONLINE SO LETS KEEP THIS CAMPAIGN BURNING BRIGHTLY.

     

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    Mr Regulator, Dec 25th, 2010 @ 4:16am

    They cant pull the wool over our eyes

    Check out this link:

    http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail.html?announ cementId=10749442

    Anyone see any irregularities with it? Please leave your comments below.

     

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    The informer, Dec 25th, 2010 @ 4:42am

    I have read the above announcement re "the day", and you can be assured that a deal like this will not be allowed to progress without close scrutiny. Just because non-exec's and paid advisers have given Imjack Comms Ltd the nod to proceed, does not mean the deal is bone fide. Quite the contrary! On the face of it, it looks to me that this is a clear breach of insolvency rules where a company is diverting assets from creditors. There are a lot of questions that need to be answered in respect of how this company has been run, and come the beginning of January, I shall be raising questions with the authorities regarding the conduct of these companies, as well as all the previous ones. Lets not forget, he did exactly the same with The Media Buzz, hence why the HMRC are still investigating him. Morris, if only you would have paid your staff!

     

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    Here to help, Dec 25th, 2010 @ 12:24pm

    Reply to previous post

    Informer, you sound like you are one of those who have not been paid and consequently I understand your position but in saying that regardless of the wage situation these practises cannot be allowed to go unnoticed. There is a significant amount of people willing to assist your Morris expose, me being one of them, so can you please give some clear instructions.
    Cheers.

     

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    The informer, Dec 25th, 2010 @ 1:23pm

    I have decided to say no more regarding the investigation into Morris's business behavior for obvious reasons. Let the authorities get on with their work, and I can promise you that he will not be allowed to do what he is trying to do, however clever he THINKS he is, the people investigating him are far cleverer. However, as one of the posts asked yesterday regarding recruiting volunteers to write to headmasters and the SSAT, I volunteer. If Jeffrey Morris thinks for one moment that he is going to shake off this ever increasing movement against him, he can so think again. Morris, we will not rest until you are finished and that is a promise! I wish you and all a happy new year!

     

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    :), Dec 25th, 2010 @ 2:20pm

    REPOSTED

    FID, Dec 21st, 2010 @ 2:29pm


    serious fraud office= http://www.sfo.gov.uk/

    http://insolvency.gov.uk/complaintformcib.htm

    More ppl report him the better

    (reply to this) (link to this) (view in thread)

     

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    It's your duty, Dec 26th, 2010 @ 4:31am

    Please can everyone post on www.edugeek.net/forums/virtual-learning-platforms/53864-imjack.html what Morris has done, and how he is changing the name of the company again. Please advise all contributors on edugeek to make sure they tell the headmaster / deputy/ assistant head in their school. They need to be aware of the shark practices of Morris and his company's and must not fall for his lies.(Make sure everytime, you add the link to this site). The details for a headmaster / teacher forum will be listed on this site either today or tomorrow. Good luck guys and lets keep up the momentum to make sure the failure wastes another 11 million.

     

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    LOVIN' IT, Dec 26th, 2010 @ 5:20am

    HER MAJESTYS HOTEL AWAITS MORRIS THE FAILURE

    If you have any information regarding erroneous dealings at the Media Buzz please contact the link below:

    http://www.hwfisher.co.uk/site/cms/contentCategoryView.asp?category=256

    We have successfully recruited VR (those of you reading this will know who she is) and we are in the process of looking for others who can help our cause and prevent this corporate thug from getting away with yet more shenanigans. We are on a crusade to ensure he is held accountable for EVERYTHING the authorities find it necessary to investigate him for.

    As for Imjack - the process is in full swing having taken advice from some very interesting people who think we can get the assets of the business frozen within two weeks. There will however be further instructions posted on here as to how YOU can help.

    You can also email anonymously to failuremorris@gmail.com and we urge you to do so.

    THESE EMAILS ARE 100% untraceable and if you have any doubt please send from a pseudo (made up) email address. Regardless of whether you still work for the thug or you have previously been employed by him. WE REQUIRE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THIS MAN LOSES EVERYTHING AND IF FOUND GUILTY OF WHAT WE THINK HE MAY BE GUILTY OF, WILL SPEND A LONG TIME IN PRISON.

    THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO REALISE JUSTICE.

     

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    LOVIN' IT, Dec 26th, 2010 @ 5:20am

    HER MAJESTYS HOTEL AWAITS MORRIS THE FAILURE

    If you have any information regarding erroneous dealings at the Media Buzz please contact the link below:

    http://www.hwfisher.co.uk/site/cms/contentCategoryView.asp?category=256

    We have successfully recruited VR (those of you reading this will know who she is) and we are in the process of looking for others who can help our cause and prevent this corporate thug from getting away with yet more shenanigans. We are on a crusade to ensure he is held accountable for EVERYTHING the authorities find it necessary to investigate him for.

    As for Imjack - the process is in full swing having taken advice from some very interesting people who think we can get the assets of the business frozen within two weeks. There will however be further instructions posted on here as to how YOU can help.

    You can also email anonymously to failuremorris@gmail.com and we urge you to do so.

    THESE EMAILS ARE 100% untraceable and if you have any doubt please send from a pseudo (made up) email address. Regardless of whether you still work for the thug or you have previously been employed by him. WE REQUIRE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THIS MAN LOSES EVERYTHING AND IF FOUND GUILTY OF WHAT WE THINK HE MAY BE GUILTY OF, WILL SPEND A LONG TIME IN PRISON.

    THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO REALISE JUSTICE.

     

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    I'm new to this, Dec 26th, 2010 @ 7:23am

    My opinion

    Jeffrey Morris it's looks like the noose is tightening around you. With all the people reading this blog and being told by every advisor that isn't sueing you to pack it in it's going to be a busy time for the authorities who will be showing a lot of interest in you.
    So pathetic are you, you are like a bird with no wings. No Michael Abrahams or Jeff Taylor to help you, they can't wait to wipe their hands of you. You are on the verge of losing everything and even the people still working for you absolutely hate you. They say when you speak they cringe.
    Rumour has it you have been running a business illegally so we are going to ask the authorities to investigate. There are other rumours too that I dare not mention on here. In fact rumors are rife and I hope for your sake they are unfounded.
    This us what happens when you use people and knowingly negatively affect their lives. You see that is an evil thing to do and it invokes angry reactions. We don't ever use violence or lies and when it comes to you there is a wealth of information to use, we feel spoilt.
    There is no escaping this time. Can you afford the lawyers bills or will you now qualify for legal aid?

    For those of you who think Morris is happy let me assure you he isn't. He's usually in Barbados now but he can't afford it. He can't even afford to go to Blackpool. He can't go to Harrogate because everyone is laughing at him and his big shot family nor can he go to Leeds because he doesn't feel safe. He is stuck in his shack surrounded by a level of security that Obama would be proud of - I wonder why???

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 26th, 2010 @ 7:18pm

    if jeffery is reading tis if only ud paid ur staff? fair enugh the business was in the shit why tke ppl on? did u really think ud get a way with it. How thick are you? it astounds me u actually made millions. I dnt want anyone else to go through wat Ive had to too sleepless nights thinkin hw im gonna pay my rent just out of uni i was naive enough to take a job wiv u. ive no symathy for u , uve dne this to hunderds of ppl u deserve to pay thne price and ur children as u hve spoilt them through ill gotten gains and they prob dont knw wat human decency and morals is. to ur brother in law bradley I hate him even mre for thinkin Im stupid and can be fobbed off I have a degree just like u and the smell of con reeks from every hence of u and i cant wait to hear the news of u and jeffs imprisioment and i cant wait to see ur slimey mugs in crt in crt in jan and yes i will get the mny u owe me and as i said to u previously bradley it will be double. To the schools that have had imjack cme in the sales consultants are hard wrking ppl who belive in the product as its actually nt bad itgs the ppl who own it greedynss that has ruined a platform for yng ppl to realise their dreams through inspiration. if there werent so many overpaid hanger ons to the company it wd still be running . no its the ppl who put their heart and soul in to the cmpy that get shit on but hey thats life toi the morris family eh?

     

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    lovin it, Dec 27th, 2010 @ 1:13am

    Lets work to highlight the failure.

    Please keep your emails coming - replies have begun filtering through. To remind you, the address is:

    failuremorris@gmail.com

    Lets demonstrate what we can do together.

     

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    The informer, Dec 27th, 2010 @ 3:53am

    Anonymous Coward - I am sorry to hear about what that man has done to you, but you can be rest assured there will be a change of gear next week in highlighting his business antics - BELIEVE ME. We will never let Jeffrey Morris forget what he has done to us, he will regret it for evermore. If he thinks for one moment, he is going to escape what he had done, he really can think again. This time Jeffrey Morris you are going to be called to account as your days of evasion are well and truly over. His big flashy lifestyle will come to an abrupt end for him and his family. All those cars will have to go, and I am sure when his daughters boyfriends family out what Jeffrey Morris has done to so many people, they might have something to say about their relationship.

     

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    The informer, Dec 27th, 2010 @ 4:06am

    There is a thread on the following: http://www.ukteachersforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=432613
    Please keep the teachers updated with whats going on, as they need to know.
    Cheers and keep up the good work!!

     

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    Judge Justice, Dec 27th, 2010 @ 6:58am

    Failure Morris

    Jeffrey Morris has started something that is impossible for him to finish. There will only be one huge winner here and the winner will go by the name of Justice.

    This dirty scum bag will be taught an important lesson in how NOT to treat people.

    Oh, Jeffrey Morris, you are in so much trouble and we are going to revell in watching it play out. In fact you are f****d and there is not a thing you can do about it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 27th, 2010 @ 12:14pm

    EVERY POST COUNTS

    Please post on here and publicise to unassuming schools what they may be getting involved with. Please only tell the truth as the big advantage is that no one has to lie given the wealth of irregularities.


    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/virtual-learning-platforms/68052-imjack.html#post 607458

    REMEMBER EVERY POST COUNTS. DONT UNDER ESTIMATE THE POWER OF A POST ON A SITE LIKE THIS. WHEN THE SALES PEOPLE WENT ON CALLS A LOT OF HEADS WOULD QUOTE THIS SITE.

     

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    Mr Barclays, Dec 27th, 2010 @ 3:22pm

    Campaign Update

    Please do not forget to email:

    failuremorris@gmail.com

    We have currently had seven replies with calls scheduled tomorrow with four of the respondents.

    We have also recruited a "big wig" from the city as well as some high-end, free legal representation. We do not feel this will be a long drawn out process but the more people we have on board the greater impact we have. We are also getting help from a couple of people Morris has had previous dealings with from the education sector - surprisingly he owes them money too so they have expressed a desire to assist. They again are high profile - one being an x advisor to the government.

    Finally we would like some assistance in rounding up all the people that have been so cruelly sacked without pay from Imjack as we will be arranging a peaceful protest outside Mr Morris' office and then on to his home address but need to sync with a couple of interested journalists to ensure maximum exposure.

    There may (will) be a case for us having to stop posting detailed updates on techdirt once the legal phase is in full swing so please sign up to the newsletter at failuremorris@gmail.com and stay updated.

    Well done everyone so far and we thank you for your help.

     

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    The Blue, Dec 28th, 2010 @ 3:05am

    I have not been on here for a bit, but I am pleased to see that the genie is out of the bottle regarding Jeffrey Morris's behaviour and business dealings. You can only run for so long and eventually you just run out of look. I for one hope and pray that this man gets caught sooner rather than later coz you can't go round doing what he has done to people and expect to get away with it scott free. I know for a fact that once the powers that be get there claws into him, they will never give up. They will destroy him regardless of however much money he pays lawyers and advisors. There will only be one winner!

     

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    the grass, Dec 28th, 2010 @ 3:17pm

    Wages Tomorrow or is he lying again

    Morris promised that we would get Decembers wages tomorrow so lets see what happens. I will definitely let you know what happens tomorrow.

    Watch this space.

     

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    the grass, Dec 29th, 2010 @ 1:34am

    wages update

    news through the grapevine is that the reason he gave us the whole christmas break off work is because he cannot afford to pay us therefore not having us all there is easier for him.
    look like there going to be no wages for us
    i hope im wrong or that prick gonna be in a spot of bother.

     

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    Jason, Dec 29th, 2010 @ 5:07am

    Re: Wamey

    Do you mind if I mention your review with a link to this page on another website: e-customer-satisfaction.com? I am one of the victims of Wamey.

     

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    the grass, Dec 29th, 2010 @ 12:09pm

    WAGES UPDATE - WE NOT BEEN PAID

    The grapevine was right. The c**t did not pay us today and if the grapevine is right again looks as though he going personally bankrupt too. Was told he owes millions and the only thing he has is some rotting warehouse he thinks is worth millions more....hmmmm
    There are not many people in the world that would treat people like this dog has treated us at christmas time. Now i know how all those people felt that he has done it to over the last few months.
    i bet he pays Adam Gould coz he is used to sack everyone. Thats all he has done since arriving five years ago. What a lazy useless fucka. I imagine Morris keeps him there for some motive best known to himself. If anyone knows the reason please let us know.
    He hasn't paid us and that means trouble for him. I will be surprised if anyone other than his thick useless brother in law turns up on the first day back. I will write again about that thick shit of a brother in law but the important thing now is getting paid.
    and now a plea direct to jeffrey.

    MORRIS YOU LOSER, PAY US FOR OUR WAGES THAT WE HAVE WORKED FOR AND EARNT YOU LIEING THIEF

     

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    The updater, Dec 29th, 2010 @ 12:54pm

    Had some chats with Adam Gould from Thailand, and im going mad coz he got paid his December wages, just coz his dad is morris's family doctor. Morris, carnt wait till your finished you failure.

     

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    The informer, Dec 30th, 2010 @ 7:44am

    Hahahahaha. The failure has just paid us into our banks. Looks the pressure from this site has done it's job. I think I will go back now in January and take his stinkin money. Cheers Jeff the Failure, I am going to enjoy spending the money. Happy new year! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 30th, 2010 @ 8:42am

    reallyy do u think hes paid everyone then? or am I just having false hope ha

     

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    Sonic the Hedgehog, Dec 30th, 2010 @ 9:11am

    Pressure Pays

    You are right informer. The pressure did work as he reads this site regularly and must have borrowed the money to pay you. I cant believe how many people are reading this. You are very funny Informer and I think you right to go back in Jan and get as much as you can and I know at least two others who are doing just that. Going to post some great info in the next few days so keep reading folks.
    2011 is going to be a great year if your surname isn't Morris so let's raise a glass together, look forward and stay focused - the toast is....

    BEST TOAST SUGGESTION WINS A PRIZE. ANSWERS ON THIS FORUM.GOOD LUCK

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 30th, 2010 @ 3:21pm

    what bt the people he sacked though and didnt pay ?

     

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    Headmister, Dec 31st, 2010 @ 8:21am

    2011 The Year Morris finally lost everything

    Hold your heads up high everyone. I hear Morris has been going mad by these posts and he is furious that we are allowed to write the truth without being censured.
    We are proud of all of you and promise that we will not stop until EVERYONE has been paid for the time they work or until Morris and his business are declared officially bankrupt.
    This is likely to be a straight forward process as it has recently been highlighted on another forum (you subscribers know which one i am referring to) all the illegal practices Morris has been involved with. We must stress at this early stage that these illegal practices are currently only alleged illegal practices. It is all very very exciting and we cannot wait.
    We promise you that as regards Morris the Failure 2011 is going to be THE YEAR OF JUSTICE.

    Happy New Year

     

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    The informer, Jan 1st, 2011 @ 10:35am

    Let's remember, that Morris the Failure has yet again been forced to close the business down and start again. Unfortunately for him, this has yet again caused him to loose the last bit of credibility he had left. The SSAT have totally distanced themselves from him, albeit he still believes he and Abrams will do a deal with them. Maybe they have had the nod from Michael Goves( The Secretary of State for Education) as I am sure he received our formal protests against Jeffrey Morris. Jeffrey Morris can open/close/swap/revamp company's, call it what you like, but he will always fail because he doesn't have a clue.
    Also, one of the guys who works here went down to Bristol for Christmas and was shooting his mouth off that if he never got his money, he wasn't coming back. Guess what, Morris the Failure paid him - I wonder who this guys dad is. All guesses are welcome and the winner will get a free Morris the Failure 2011 calendar featuring all his failed businesses. Hahaha

     

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    Newbee, Jan 1st, 2011 @ 6:17pm

    Morris the Slug

    That post was very funny informer!!

    Don't know the guy in Bristol but I do know what everyone knpws and thats that Morris is now completely finished. I heard this weekend that he is now using illness as an excuse for his complete failure.

    I was talking to an ex friend of his in Harrogate and found out that he apparently thinks he has a case going against a high street bank for 40 million and he is suing them for that amount in the hope they will settle with him for six or seven million. How funny! Oh, he also told me Morris doesn't speak to any of his old acquaintances anymore because he owes most of them significant sums of money.

    Ssshhhhh, don't tell anyone but I also heard from a reliable source Michael Abrahams cannot wait to sever his association with Morris and following that he will never speak to him again because he has lost all respect for him. Remember, I'm not supposed to have repeated that.

    One of the Harrogate boys he lulled into parting with some money said he been fucked by Morris but nothing like the way Morris is going to get fucked by the authorities when they investigate how this slug has been operating. I call him a slug because they leave slimy trails like Morris.

    I going to buy him a belated Xmas gift and he likes the best so he's going to get the finest slug pellets I bought at the great Yorkshire show last summer.

     

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    Mr lazy, Jan 2nd, 2011 @ 2:38am

    Oh well, back to that dump on Tuesday. At least I can sit there and do f all and take his money. I get paid to sit there to go on the footie sites and facebook or twitter all day. Listen, it's not my fault the company is shite, but you have to take while you can, especially from Morris.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 3rd, 2011 @ 1:26pm

    what the fuck just got sent a letter dating 24th 12 /10 from imjack it reads on it the letter is dated 5th i was sacked on the 29th. Following your redundancy from imjack 29th/0ct/10 your entitlement is as follows 1 weekss notice pay 336.53 hoilday pay 168.27. I worked the full month of oct mind I was also in my p45 it says I was paid on 29th 0ct WHAT A FUCKIN JOKE MUST BE RUNNING SCARED AS MY COURT DATE IS DUE NEXT WEEK . HAS NOONE HEARD OF BANK STATEMENTS BIT OBIVOUS TO PROVE THAT U S ARE LYING BASTARDS. has made me laugh all day

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 3rd, 2011 @ 3:22pm

    posted on christmas eve sorry typo

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 4th, 2011 @ 12:06pm

    Morris the Failure

    So Morris has today begun a new company to accrue some debts and knock some more unsuspecting creditors. This man is a liability to business. In reality he is a complete fraud who does his utmost to try and stay within the letter of the law but unfortunately for him he has stepped out of the boundaries a few times which is what we will be using to nail him, not to mention him confiding in the "wrong people".
    Yorkshire may have experienced a small earthquake last night but they want to brace themselves for the one thats going to hit Jeffrey Morris in the next 3-4 weeks. Tremors will be felt as far as Lombards Head office as well as Barclays Bank HQ.... Its going to be a big one.
    Finally we have had confirmation that there is no way in this world that the SSAT will be going anywhere near The Days or Imjack and will begin distancing themselves at the forthcoming BETT event.
    Lets face it, we brought down Imjack Secure Ltd, we are close to bringing Morris to justice and we promise you that Imjack PLC will be gone by March.
    We are never wrong.
    OH, i forgot to mention Did you all know that the main source of Morris' income is now a car park. We didnt, and neither did the tax man. Suffice to say they now Know ;-)

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 4th, 2011 @ 12:08pm

    Morris the Failure

    So Morris has today begun a new company to accrue some debts and knock some more unsuspecting creditors. This man is a liability to business. In reality he is a complete fraud who does his utmost to try and stay within the letter of the law but unfortunately for him he has stepped out of the boundaries a few times which is what we will be using to nail him, not to mention him confiding in the "wrong people".
    Yorkshire may have experienced a small earthquake last night but they want to brace themselves for the one thats going to hit Jeffrey Morris in the next 3-4 weeks. Tremors will be felt as far as Lombards Head office as well as Barclays Bank HQ.... Its going to be a big one.
    Finally we have had confirmation that there is no way in this world that the SSAT will be going anywhere near The Days or Imjack and will begin distancing themselves at the forthcoming BETT event.
    Lets face it, we brought down Imjack Secure Ltd, we are close to bringing Morris to justice and we promise you that Imjack PLC will be gone by March.
    We are never wrong.
    OH, i forgot to mention Did you all know that the main source of Morris' income is now a car park. We didnt, and neither did the tax man. Suffice to say they now Know ;-)

     

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    The informer, Jan 4th, 2011 @ 12:33pm

    Yes thats right! I am of the understanding, that the car-park has been watched since October by the authorities as well as other operations of Morris's. I will say no more, but thank the Lord for Whistleblowers! Whilst I hope the PLC will be gone by March, you need to remember that Morris and his kids have everything invested in it, and he will move heaven and earth to keep it going, and will take from anyone to do so. However, it is my opinion that he may find himself in a spot of bother before then. I am pleased to hear that the SSAT have severed ties with IMJack, and I have also had confirmation that many schools have been made aware of this company.
    This campaign will not be running out of steam and Jeffrey Morris neads to understand that, and we will keep on going until this man learns that you cannot go round behaving like he does. By the way, I loved last weeks newsletter!

     

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    MORRIS HAS FAILED AT EVERYTHING, Jan 4th, 2011 @ 1:18pm

    LOW LIFE MORRIS

    Informer, Morris has lost everything. He is a low life piece of shit who allowed his ego to stick in excess 10m into a project that was the biggest pile of shite everyone laughed at it.

    Facts are facts and here are a few of them:

    1) He has no money left and is in negative equity.
    2) He is terribly desperate.
    3) He has absolutely no clue what he is doing.
    4) He has had to sell personal possessions to pay his everyday bills.
    5) He has had to sell his holiday home and has now tossd that money off.
    6) He cant get a bank account......HAHAHAHAHA
    7) He cannot borrow a penny from anyone.
    8) He has never maintained a successful business.
    9) He owes his one of his drivers in excess of 10K.
    10) He used to have 40m......HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    and the list goes on................and on.................and on... like

    11) He will never ever do business with the SSAT.

     

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    A happy person, Jan 4th, 2011 @ 2:28pm

    When I read da list I'm happy. He takun all me wages and so happy to see him on tugh times. He's not a gud man and will get what he deserves. I'm bit sad that every1 laugh at him but wot can he expect.

     

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    MR HAPPY, Jan 4th, 2011 @ 3:47pm

    CANT STOP LAUGHING

    MORRIS IS SUCH A SAD SKINT FUCK. HE IS THE LAUGHING STOCK AND IF ONLY HE KNEW WHAT PEOPLE THOUGHT OF HIM.

    HE ABOUT TO THROW MORE MONEY AT THIS CATASTROPHE AND HE DOESNT EVEN KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING, HE HAS NO STRATEGY. HE IS LOST WITHOUT SSAT BUT WE MAKING HIM WASTE MORE MONEY BECAUSE HE THINKS IF HE GIVES UP THEN WE HAVE WON.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA......AT THIS RATE WE DONT WANT TO WIN. KEEP THROWING THE MONEY DOWN THE GRID AND HAVE EVERYONE RIDICULING YOU, YOU THICK FAT FAILURE.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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    CID, Jan 5th, 2011 @ 4:32pm

    The Fraud Police

    Just to let you know that within the next 2-3 weeks the authorities will be reviewing EVERY aspect of Jeffrey Morris' business dealings together with the dealings of his family in direct relation to Imjack, Media Buzz, Wamey etc etc
    It would be wrong of me to predict what they may establish but it's fair to point out these authorities do not like "leaving empty-handed". Exciting times. There will only be one winner as was previously suggested - JUSTICE!!

    Will keep you posted.

     

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    Mario (profile), Jan 6th, 2011 @ 5:26am

    Re: Pressure Pays

    So this is what you've been reduced to, Sonic: making incendiary remarks on TechDirt articles? I know your games have largely been a cavalcade of mediocrity since the 16-bit days, but a lot of people thought Sonic Colours was quite good, so cheer up. Come on, let's go have a few rounds of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and talk about the old days, eh?

     

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    Pac Man, Jan 6th, 2011 @ 7:26am

    Nice post

     

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    Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde, Jan 6th, 2011 @ 8:40am

    Re: Nice post

    There you are, Pac Man, bane of our existence. There's no power pellets to save you here. We're coming for you. Run.

     

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    Pac Man, Jan 6th, 2011 @ 9:42am

    Re: Re: Nice post

    Waka Waka Waka

     

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    The Heavy, Jan 6th, 2011 @ 9:49am

    Pow! Ha-ha!

    You are all baby men. I am full of Sandvich and I am coming for you! Cry some more!

     

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    Little baby man, Jan 7th, 2011 @ 12:48am

    Justice/Gold Rings

    Just to let you know that within the next 2-3 weeks the authorities will be reviewing EVERY aspect of Sonics' business dealings together with the dealings of his posse in direct relation to Hedgehogs, Japan (both da band and da country), Knuckles, etc etc

    It would be wrong of me to predict what they may establish but it's fair to point out these authorities do not like "leaving without gold-rings". Exciting times. There will only be one winner as was previously suggested - SEGA!!

     

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    The informer, Jan 7th, 2011 @ 7:46am

    Another happy customer!

    Someone else who you cant but help feel sorry for! It is absolutely terrible what that man Morris does to people!

    http://www.e-customer-satisfaction.com/rev/1835/wamey-wamey-com-status:-voluntary-agreeme nt/details.php

     

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    Enough is enough, Jan 7th, 2011 @ 2:39pm

    Give the man a break

    I am sick of reading what a bad man he is. I will get in trouble 4 writing this coz he told us to ignore it and find out who writing these things about him but I feel like it is not fair. Answer this then how could the ssat make the bees thing just for him and they are now trying to work on another deal with them so it can't all be bad. There are times he has paid us late but we got paid in the end. That's better than most companies at the moment. And anyway some time ago he told me to sell some shares I had in the company because they were going to go down and I did and saved a lot if money. You should all get off his back or he has told us he will fi d who has been saying this stuff and teach them some big lessons.

     

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    C O Jones, Jan 7th, 2011 @ 5:50pm

    Enough is enough - yeah right

    Give the man a break - really ? He paid you late and "that's better than most companies at the moment" !!!?

    I don't know what strange little world you live in but proper companies pay their employees on the day they are supposed to - ALWAYS. And if he can't pay you when he's supposed to he doesn't have a viable business. Full stop.

    If you're typical of the type of person who will speak up for Jeffrey Morris you can enlighten me here. Because I just looked at the latest accounts for ImJack (6 months to 31st March 2010) - a loss of 1.8 million in the process of generating 5,692.

    So tell me - please - how does the management of an organisation that spends 320 for every 1 it earns, can't pay it's employees on time, commits insider trading by telling staff members to sell shares in their stock-market listed company and then threatens the people they've crapped on - retain the right to employ anyone ?

    Go on - tell me.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 8th, 2011 @ 3:16am

    what bout people he gets rid of dont pay and then they receive a letter that hes already paid them hw sick is thatt

     

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    Phoenix Wright, Jan 8th, 2011 @ 9:43am

    Re: Justice/Gold Rings - OBJECTION!

    I suspect the devious Dr Robotnik is behind this. Don't worry, Sonic, I have taken your case. With my spirit medium assistant and awesome finger-pointing skills, I am confident I can help you.

     

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    Enough is enough, Jan 8th, 2011 @ 12:46pm

    Re: Enough is enough - yeah right

    Hi jones. You have no reason to bad mouth this man just because he is trying to make money. Do you know him because if you did you would be able to make a better opinion of him. He told us all the people that never got paid were all a waste of space and never deserved to get paid so that serves them right. How many other bosses would help you by telling you to sell their shares in the company. He is always trying to make it work and tries something new every 2 or 3 weeks. You were probably one of the people that joined imjack and never got paid because you never worked. We laugh with JM about you lot everyday.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 8th, 2011 @ 5:07pm

    if they were all so bad get rid after a week not 2 mnths think the law sees nt paying ppl different that may be the way it wrks on evil ole man wrld but doesnt matter cse karma is awesome. How think are u he dnt give fuck bout u u clearly just a number . Tell jeff from me hve fun in prision or just crawl under the hole he cme from

     

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    The investigator, Jan 9th, 2011 @ 12:18pm

    I have done some research into Jeffrey Morris and the amount of companies he has had. It is incredible how he has been allowed to get away with forming company's then putting them into insolvency for so long. I have made a complaint to the authorities that police this type of behaviour, and whilst they have told me they can't give specifics, they did tell me that they are all over him at the moment and invite anyone with information about him to report it to them. Also, I saw on here a few weeks ago an email address to register for the 'newsletter'. Please could you post it up for me as I have some very interesting information that will help in bringing Morris to justice.

     

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    We will get there, Jan 9th, 2011 @ 12:27pm

    We will get there

    Look Jeffrey is a sick man. We have been told he needs an operation and you are all making it worse for him by writing here. It is wrong of all for doing this. I hate people who just think he owes them money. He gave one of my workmates a new silver BMW sports car and a pay rise 3 weeks ago as he is now managing the office so good luck to him. The only thing I agree with you lot on is Mark Harrison as he is the thickest person I ever met and I'm surprised at Jeffrey for giving him a job. Must be because he is so thick he couldn't get any other job. Other than Mark you can be sure he knows what he is doing. I start back at work tomorrow and don't want to get caught out so just remember that Jeffrey Morris is a man of his word!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 9th, 2011 @ 4:33pm

    Re:

    So you're apparently dedicated enough to research all of Jeffery Morris' companies and complain to some vague, nondescript authorities, but you can't be arsed to scroll up the page a little to find the email address you need?

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    The investigator, Jan 10th, 2011 @ 6:45am

    Re: Re:

    I am on your'e side here. The authorities I have complained to are not vague, believe me!

     

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    Undercover Reporter, Jan 10th, 2011 @ 1:00pm

    Morris the Fraud

    Jeffrey Morris is the lowest of the low. He has bought loyalty from his family and odd friend with money and nothing else but now risks losing it all as his finances dwindle. The man would stand out as a low life in a cockroach colony. What you should be delighted about is that he now has no money and is the laughing stock of yorkshire and his close community. For those that ever bothered with him in the city, and that was very few,they all think he is a failed bankrupt. He is also being investigated on all sorts of accounts with his family implicated (by him as he has being using their names in companies) in many of the investigations. Does anyone know if he still driving round in a little Audi? I cant say too much but it is all very exciting.
    i have heard he has borrowed money from his sister to pay Januarys salaries but noone will give him money for Februarys so it looks like the writing is on the wall.

    Very funny post about him only having taken five thousand pounds in six months. If the company was on benefits it would have taken more than that.

     

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    The researcher., Jan 10th, 2011 @ 7:40pm

    Yes, he begged and borrowed to cobble together Decembers salary payments but currently is finding it difficult to find the funds for January. He has drained accounts in London and is desperate to find funding. I feel sorry for Sasha in accounts as he has her doing mad things to juggle cash around. In a message to everyone still here, you need to find another job, coz he really has no money to keep this rubbish going, and changing names means nothing to us.

     

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    BREAKING NEWS, Jan 11th, 2011 @ 4:06am

    BREAKING NEWS

    Imjack accountants are astounded at what they have recently found. Along with invoices for unused order pads, brochures and lavish lunches they found a 6900.00 invoice for a pair of tits. Now i know what you are all thinking but it wasn't Adam Gould and Mark Harrison. They seem to belong to his daughter who had them fitted as a company bonus.

     

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    The Grass, Jan 11th, 2011 @ 12:20pm

    Jeffrey, just so you are aware, every sponsor on your website is about to receive notification of the scam to get money out of them, and what you told us to say to them, including all the lies. i.e 'we have 50 schools in your area using the system with 10,000 students on line at any time'. We know now that most days there is no more than 1 person on line (thanks for the info ????). Also, Jeffrey what happened to the BEES product that the salesman got 3000 for with a guaranteed refund. Well Jeffrey DO NOT worry as we have the details of the schools that were scammed and shall be doing are civic duty to let them know what youve done with the company and their money! Good luck with the 2 new company's and lets see how much you go BANG for this time!!!

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 11th, 2011 @ 12:58pm

    Birds & Bees

    I can't condone discussing his daughters tits but I was surprised at the growth spurt they underwent which coincided with her having a few days off. It wasn't just me that noticed it when she had it done.
    Grass, BEES was fully endorsed by the SSAT as of you knew was on all the paperwork so what are you trying to say? Do let me know mate.

     

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    The grass, Jan 11th, 2011 @ 1:50pm

    The question is, was the BEES promotion endorsed by the SSAT? I am not sure it was, and am concerned that possibly may have been fabricated. I shall seek clarification from the SSAT and the Department of Education and report back as soon as I have the information to hand. I hope it was an authorised offer by the SSAT otherwise has a fraud been committed? I don't know! Of course, I'm not saying a fraud has occurred, but would be happy to seek clarification. Fortunately I have copies of the documents of this promotion and will forward to the above.

     

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    C O Jones, Jan 11th, 2011 @ 2:41pm

    Breaking news (post 277) - am I correct in saying Imjack is/was a stock market listed company, with a board of directors answerable to shareholders, private and institutional investors ?

    And if so please clarify - are you saying Imjack accountants found an invoice that showed the chairman of Imjack authorised company funds to be spent on cosmetic surgery for his daughter, that amounted to more than the total accounted revenue for that company between October 2009 - March 2010 ?

     

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    EX EMPLOYEE, Jan 12th, 2011 @ 6:53am

    LETS PUT AN END TO THE FRAUD DEFRAUDING PEOPLE

    PLEASE KEEP THIS DATE FREE AS WE WILL BE ARRANGING OUR DEMO TO COINCIDE WITH THIS MEETING. THIS IS A TIME WE CAN BE ABSOLUTELY SURE MORRIS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AS WELL AS OTHER MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS. PLEASE EMAIL faliuremorris@gmail.com FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

    imJack PLC
    CVA and Notice of General Mee
    RNS Number : 3368Z
    imJack PLC
    12 January 2011

    
    IMJACK PLC

    (the "Company" or "ImJack)


    CVA and Notice of General Meeting

    Further to the Company's announcement on December 24th 2010 (the "Announcement"), shareholders have now been written to, to inform them of the proposals to implement the CVA as described in the Announcement. As detailed in the letter, it is proposed to hold a General Meeting on 21st January 2011 where the appropriate resolution to approve the CVA will be put to shareholders.

    The Company is continuing to make progress with the new business model referred to in the Announcement.

    The letter to shareholders including the notice of General Meeting will be available shortly on the Company's website, www.imjack.com.



    For further information please contact:

    imJack Plc

    Michael Abrahams Chairman



    Tel. 01653 618016

    Daniel Stewart & Company plc

    Emma Earl/Paul Shackleton



    Tel. 020 7776 6550

    Rawlings Financial PR Ltd

    Catriona Valentine

    Tel. 01653 618016

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 12th, 2011 @ 7:37am

    Re: LETS PUT AN END TO THE FRAUD DEFRAUDING PEOPLE

    AND SINCE WE KNOW THE EXACT TIME AND PLACE OF THE MEETING OUR "DEMO" WILL BE AWESOME

     

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    The final nail, Jan 12th, 2011 @ 11:01am

    I have spoke to the press and they are asking about numbers. Please advise through the email address or on this site if you are coming to protest so I can inform them. I have also notified the SSAT of this demo. Lets see if Morris the Coward turns up surrounded by his ex S.A.S security staff.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 12th, 2011 @ 11:44am

    We are in full swing

    If the BEES programme was illegal and there is no evidence of a revenue stream then surely the CVA is a mere time delay with no good reason.
    Thankfully someone has a list of all the schools who have previously bought the system and we are working our way through that list. We are also making the schools aware of the actual amount of mentors as well as the calibre of them.

    We are getting a very interesting response and i think this is just the start of a very interesting chapter in our plight to see Morris business-less and penniless.

    We will get there - we promise.

    BTW....The venue for the general meeting on the 21st January is to be confirmed.

     

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    The grass, Jan 12th, 2011 @ 1:39pm

    The venue is confirmed. It will take place at 1pm on the 21st January 2011 in the general block, HMP Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire. Inmates Morris and Abrahms shall chair the meeting in their newly furnished en suit accommodation complete with bunk beds and stainless steel wc/ bathroom fittings. They have secured their new home by way of a 8 year mortgage provided by the State.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 12th, 2011 @ 4:28pm

    A dose of perspective

    I hope you realise that this CVA is probably what's going to get you the money you are owed, and that disrupting it goes against your own interests. Also, it's highly likely that the most you'll achieve from any sort of protest is harming those still left at the company. I hope damaging their livelihoods with your rumour and hearsay satisfies your blind desire for revenge.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 7:23am

    Response to Pseudonym

    Mr Pseudonym, a blind desire for revenge is not what we are about but any attempt by you to depict Jeffrey Morris as the victim is deplorable.
    Any monies owed by Imjack Secure Communications Ltd will now be sought by perusing Jeffrey Morris personally. We will also be asking numerous questions in regard to his business dealings.
    Just to make our position clear it is, or never has been, any intention of ours to affect the livelihoods of anyone but that of Mr Morris who has knowingly stolen from multiple people in his quest to remain in business. This therefore renders Mr Morris a fraud and a thief. As a result of these actions a demonstration is most certainly an appropriate course of action and one we intend to see through. The response rate has been high as is the amount of peoples lives he has affected by his fraudulent actions.
    If Mr Morris so believes it is his intention to remunerate the people he owes money too as a result of his actions then it is suggested that he makes his proposal for repayment clear on this site for all to read. We are not looking for
    anything other than repayment in full of all those who worked in the full knowledge of Mr Morris that he had no intention of paying them.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 12:43pm

    Revenge is not what you are about?

    "i think this is just the start of a very interesting chapter in our plight to see Morris business-less and penniless."

    "...or until Morris and his business are declared officially bankrupt."

    "i hope im wrong or that prick gonna be in a spot of bother."

    "...and lets keep up the momentum to make sure the failure wastes another 11 million."

    "WE REQUIRE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THIS MAN LOSES EVERYTHING..."

    I did not intend to portray Jeffery Morris as the victim. I understand he owes past employees money. But I also understand that he is trying his best to reimburse you.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 1:57pm

    Stop typing unadulterated nonsense

    Mr Pseudonym,

    You are under the absolute misapprehension that I have made all those quoted comments.

    I have no clue as to who you are but i can assure you that Mr Morris has upset more than a handful of people of which everyone has their own agenda. Unfortunately I am unable to speak for all those directly or indirectly affected by Morris' greed.

    As for the comment in the previous post which I did write it is believed "with good reason" that Morris is trading insolvent hence if he did the honourable thing and liquidates the PLC he will be both business-less and penniless, and yes, that is my wish.

    Morris is an unscrupulous little prick who leaves a trail of victims behind him in whatever he has previously done business-wise. He is not to be trusted and MUST be held accountable. It is evident you are not a victim which renders you unqualified to discuss the stress, aggravation and upset he has heaped onto the lives of many.

    For the record - Morris has made NO attempts to reimburse anyone besides for paying off his sons friend which in itself was an act of cowardice. Especially considering he had worked in the business for only eight weeks and was from a wealthy family with no dependants. Morris wanted to avoid confrontation with his family, who he knows socially, so decided to make him the only person he paid.

    If this is a way to somehow legitimise Morris' actions I strongly advise you start a new thread where all the people that respect and look-up to Morris can post.

    If you type "techdir" into google the third auto-complete option is "Techdirt Jeffrey Morris" so you can imagine how popular this thread is becoming and we haven't started yet.

    Keep reading as the campaign to seek justice continues at pace.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 2:04pm

    Showing yourself up

    I forgot to ask you. For all those people whose families were denied a proper Christmas by way of not being able to afford one because they were sacked without pay in October, November and December and whose kids did not get presents - Is Morris making every attempt to repay them because if he is he has made a great secret of it. this from a man who tells everyone everything.

    PLEASE STOP INSULTING PEOPLE WITH YOUR UNINFORMED POSTS

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 2:27pm

    More evidence of My Morris' arrogance

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 2:57pm

    You must find it terribly difficult to type while you are jumping to all those conclusions.

    I was not labouring under the misapprehension that you made all those comments. I was, in fact, quoting the other wronged individuals. Strange though that you claim to not be speaking for the group, yet you make heavy use of the first-person plural personal pronoun, 'we', so it is evident that you are no different from the rest here who would see those left at the company burned in the pursuit of satisfaction.

    In fact it is you who are under the misapprehension that I am not owed money by Jeffery Morris. Quite the opposite, but Mr Morris helped me greatly in the past and so I do not doubt that he intends to rectify this situation.

    So sure are you that Jeffery Morris is not to be trusted, yet how can I trust an anonymous collective whose claims are riddled with contradiction?

    You call me uninformed. That is something I cannot deny. I am not attempting to legitimise Mr Morris' past actions, whatever they may be, for I lack the knowledge to comment on them. But after all the time I have spent reading these comments I am left no more enlightened as to his alleged injustices. You have failed to leave me any better informed.

    I am sorry that you were offended by my comments. I merely wish to urge all of you to not lose faith that Mr Morris will pay you back. And I implore you not to pursue any rash action, as the risk of hurting the company's current employees is very high indeed.

     

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    The informer, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 3:02pm

    Who is this tosser sticking up for Morris? Is it his delinquent brother in law? Well, who ever you are, I bet you are not owed money by that man. He is a disgrace and deserves everything he has brought on himself. He sacked me in November without pay and has made no effort to pay me. Personally I can't wait till the protest to see that little man squirm. Also, was he allowed to pay his friends son and not everyone else? Not sure if that was allowed.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 3:02pm

    Re: More evidence of My Morris' arrogance

    Evidence of arrogance? Yes, you could argue that. But it is little more. Also, that article has already been used in the course of this discussion, so to call it "more" evidence is misleading.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 3:10pm

    That is a wager you would lose. I am owed money by Jeffery Morris, however I am confident he will honour his debt to everyone. I believe the CVA is a step on the road to reimbursement, and a clear effort on the part of Jeffery Morris to pay you.

     

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    The informer, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 3:17pm

    If you are that convinced that he will pay us, why don't you lend him the money to pay us then get it back from him.
    Don't be naive. You won't see a penny from Morris.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 3:29pm

    If I had that kind of money to spare I clearly would not need to work - so your statement is, frankly, nonsense. I would be more than happy to pay you all your wages were it within my power, though I am not sure I could stomach the sanctimony of all the comments on this thread claiming victory in your personal crusade that would no doubt follow.

    I am sure, since you call me naive, that you have extensive first-hand experience of all of Jeffery Morris' business dealings, including the ones you believe are criminal. My faith in our pending reimbursement remains unshaken.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 3:52pm

    How much is that failure paying you?

    Mr Pseudonym,

    The chances are that if you know Jeffrey Morris then he owes you money.

    It is indeed your posts that are riddled with contradictions - not mine. You honestly are out of your depth when talking about his desire to pay. He has purposely abandoned the company we were all employed by for the sole purpose to alleviate any legal responsibility to pay us. You are talking absolute rubbish. And as for the CVA.................500K in three months when his overall income for the previous six months was sub 6k. Please dont insult your own intelligence.

    For the record "we" alludes to a minimum of 2 people although whilst i act alone i am mindful of the tens of people that Jeffrey Morris has wronged hence the referral to "we". Its really not that difficult to comprehend.

    Facts are facts. He knowingly had most of these people work up to one whole month knowing he was going to sack them on the final day of the month without pay. As far as I, or indeed any respectable person, would interpret that is as PRE MEDITATED THEFT.

    It is quite transparent as to who you are and it is advised that in order not to damage your own career you cease to defend a certain failure and fraud. Your loyalty will undoubtedly backfire sometime in the future and you will then utilise any mode possible to recover what you are owed from that immoral low life. I actually pity your posts and you motive for writing them.

    Anyway Jeffrey Morris does not need you to defend him as he will need a more powerful legal representation when requested to respond to all sorts of charges. If i was a gambling man i would say even Morris will be surprised when he sees the charges that will be brought against him in the near future.

    And as for you Pseudonym - why do you sometimes hijack the name (anonymous coward"

    There will only be one winner and that will be justice and i am able to call him a thief and a fraud as i have direct experience of both. i imagine the words the judge will use in his summing-up will be far harsher but that remains to be seen.

    Finally dont you think it is a little disproportionate the amount of people that detest the little crook to ONLY YOU who attempts to defend him. Perhaps you are right and we are all wrong.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 13th, 2011 @ 4:25pm

    Re: Response to Pseudonym

    You do realise that because your contract was with IMJack Ltd that you can't actually 'pursue Jeffrey Morris personally' for any of the money he owes you right?

    That's the point of a Limited Company, limited liability. Send IMJack down the pan and you'll be taking a case against a liquidated company for remuneration, good luck with that one...

    I too am still owed some money by Mr Morris, I'm not posting under a pseudonym as I don't see the point in this therefore you can verify my claims if you wish.

    Personally I believe what 'Mr Pseudonym' is saying with regards to pay. The CVA and current BEES project is everybody's best chance of getting paid what they are owed, and I have heard several times Mr Morris promise to do everything within his power to pay people what they were owed. If I didn't believe this then I would have cut my loses months ago rather than risking more periods without pay. I work my arse off to support my partner and 2 kids and I certainly wouldn't stick around if I thought Mr Morris' intentions where to screw everybody over.

    Just try not to forget that there are still people who rely on their job at IMJack.

     

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    First-person plural personal pronoun, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 4:28pm

    Dear Pseudonym - forgive me for intruding on your conversation with ex-employee, but I would politely suggest that in your reference to "the risk of hurting the company's current employees" you mean, in fact, "the risk of hurting the Morris family" ?

    Can I also suggest that if you lack enlightenment as to Mr Morris' alleged injusticies from reading these comments, you are -

    A) Unable to read

    or

    B) An imbecile


    Respectfully

    Pronoun

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 13th, 2011 @ 4:35pm

    Re: How much is that failure paying you?

    I know this conversations nothing to do with me but can I just point out that if you post a comment without specifying a name (the actual comment is the only required field when not logged in) then it auto-magically creates your post from 'Anonymous Coward'. It's obviously techdirt's way of saying 'this user did not specify a name'...

     

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    The informer, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 11:47pm

    Garry you are writing about issues that clearly you do not understand. Years ago, directors of companies could not be pursued personally. However, today it is a regular occurrence for authorities and the courts to
    'pierce the corporate vail' and hold a director/s or a person/s acting in the capacity of a director responsible. Based on this doctrine Garry, you may find that you're boss will have to answer personally for the actions and endeavours of this company. If you research jeffrey Morris and look into the amount of companies he's had, and subsequently shut down, it does not look good for him.

     

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    Garry Welding, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:49am

    I worked for 7 years as a Civil Engineer, and working in an industry that kills more people ever year than any other industry I can assure you that I'm am well versed in the legalities surrounding 'Corporate Responsibility'. The only way you could pursue that line of action would be if you could prove that you were employed and that Mr Morris knew he was not going to be able to pay you at the time he employed you. This is going to be near impossible at best.

    Either way, that was not the point of my comment. The point of my comment was to draw attention to the fact that people still work at IMJack that rely on that job to pay bills and feed their children, as I'm sure lots of those who were let go did, and it's in my honest opinion that I believe Mr Morris intends on paying everybody the amounts outstanding.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:54am

    Gary - Call the SSAT

    Hi Gaz, i fully understand why you have adopted the mindset you have in relation to Jeffrey Morris but I am afraid you are being naive.

    I assume you must have been involved in development at Imjack and I imagine, luckily for you, have no history with Jeffrey Morris. Let me assure you now - Jeffrey Morris has no intention of paying you because I was there when he rubbed his hands together and said quote "got rid of the shit and if they think they will get a shilling from me they are badly mistaken. That doesn't sound like a man with good intentions of paying.

    As for the BEES programme. Why dont you call the SSAT this morning and ask for the head of development and ask him/her about the BEES programme. The response you will receive will be very interesting simply because the SSAT have no idea of the existence of anything called the BEES programme let alone endorse it. Jeffrey Morris fraudulently used the SSAT logo on the paperwork as BEES was simply made-up by Jeffery Morris

    Perhaps you ought to make that call them by all means make your findings public.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

     

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    Garry Welding, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:03am

    Re: Gary - Call the SSAT

    Yes, you're correct, I am a developer for IMJack.

    Unfortunately I can't comment on anything Mr Morris may or may not have said, as I have already stated it is my opinion.

    It's also not my place to comment on deals with the SSAT and I will not be drawn into debate on this.

    Like I have previously said, I posted on here to remind people that there are still people who are employed by IMJack and that probably the only way anyone is going to get paid is if the company turns itself around and starts to make some money.

     

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    Garry Welding, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:06am

    Re: Gary - Call the SSAT

    And Ex-Employee, I'm not sure what you mean by 'you have no history with Jeffrey Morris'?

    I've worked for this company for over 2 years now and have gone through several stages of only being paid half a wage, or not being paid until most of the way through the next month. And currently I am owed a substantial amount of month from Octobers salary still. However, Mr Morris has always paid fully in the end and always offered to help out those who needed it whilst they were waiting for wages.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 2:00am

    Re: First-person plural personal pronoun

    It should be quite clear to you that I am at least aware of the issue of the money owed to the employees who were let go at the end of last year. I was in fact alluding to all the other alleged business injustices that you all seem to be aware of. And when I ask for enlightenment I do not mean give me unverified stories.

     

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    The informer, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 2:16am

    Garry. For someone who appears to be a clever person, you really have got this one so wrong. Do a little research into Morris and maybe ask a few people about him.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 3:37am

    Pseudonym, whilst it may be convenient for you to dismiss some posts it certainly does not call their credibility into question. Why dont you be specific with the particular injustices you would like to question and lets answer them for you. Actually this will be extremely helpful as it will allow any other doubters to know the true facts of they dont already.

    Gary, The Informer is right, you ought to check out Mr Morris before you draw on your own "lucky" experience. If you think the reverse psychology tactic of revealing your identity and defending Morris by way of getting paid then you are wasting your time. If you are still employed by the company (which i suspect you are) then I promise you those that were sacked, having worked, without being paid will NOT be paid their outstanding wages. You however may still get paid.

    LETS NOT LET ANY OF THIS DEFLECT FROM THE PROPOSED DEMO WE WILL BE HAVING AT IMJACK OFFICES ON 21st JANUARY. THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE INTENDING TO ATTEND AND FOR ALL THOSE OF YOU ARE UNSURE - YOUR ATTENDANCE WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. THE TIME OF THE DEMO IS TO BE CONFIRMED.

     

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    Minorplanet employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 3:48am

    I have read all these posts about Jeffrey Morris and only drawing from my person experiences I would say that any attempt to defend him in any way is an insult to those defrauded by him.

    The man is a hated monster and is talked about in many circles. Everyone hates (and i dont use the word lightly) him and his associates.

    Well done to all of you for the expose and thank you on behalf of me.

     

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    Garry Welding, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 3:54am

    'If you are still employed by the company (which i suspect you are)' - well Sherlock I have mentioned in every post above that I am indeed still employed by the company and that I am currently one of the developers of the IMJack platform.

    Reverse psychology tactic? I have never posted on this thread before these recent comments. All posts by me are labelled as such.

     

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    Zorro, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 4:41am

    Unmasked

    Good morning, ladies & gentlemen,

    I understand why some of the more ridiculous participants in this forum are unwilling to reveal their identity - it's difficult to justify much of the hatred and hyperbole being touted around. Identifying oneself when posting what is, frankly, bullshit, is not sensible; at least if you're worried about the UKs notably stringent libel laws.

    However, "Mr Ex Employee", as the self apppointed organiser of the forthcoming demo, why don't you come out of the shadows and post under your real name? It's not like it's going to be a secret for much longer, assuming you have the "balls of steel" to attend your own protest, eh?

    Personally, I'm quite looking forward to seeing all those old faces on the 21st. Perhaps after you've stood around underneath the trees for a while *again* (plus ca change, eh?) and made whatever point it is you're trying to make, we can go and get a pint?

    I'd just like to add how much I am enjoying this exchange. Reminds me of the old school Usenet flame wars circa 1991 - good old days.

    *plonk*

    Ah. That takes me back.

    Zorro, masked avenger

     

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    Ex employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 5:27am

    Clearly you are not as clever as you would like to make out - if you would have read that "old news" thread you would have seen that the fat failure tried to get the thread removed only to have a new thread opened in his honour berating his absolute stupidity. Transpires that Mr Morris asked you smart arse developers to try and track the IP addresses of the posts but when you realised you were helpless you resorted to try and discredit all the previous contributors comments.

    May I also ask you how you feel about Imjack's future software development capability since 80% of your colleagues were sacked?

    It is also interesting how you have developed the selfish attitude of protecting your own interests whilst not giving a toss about those of your x-colleagues.

    Also interesting that you quote the BEES deal as one of Morris' strategies to pay people what he owes them without even knowing that the BEES deal was a lie that indeed never existed.

    Finally, and I am not 100% certain of this, but I believe all the developers were paid by a separate company to that of the rest of the employees. Just another indication of how devious Mr Morris is.

    You will be pleased to know that a certain Ms Byron and a Mr Lilley are pleased to be championing our corner so you can tell the fat failure that things are not looking great for him.

    The campaign is going well my friend and the machine will not stop until justice for all is realised.

    Oh, Did you forget to list the false accusations? In your own time

     

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    Nacker, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 6:33am

    Re: Hypocrite

    "It is also interesting how you have developed the selfish attitude of protecting your own interests whilst not giving a toss about those of your x-colleagues." - hypocrite

     

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    Garry Welding, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 6:56am

    False accusations? I think you may be confusing me with a different commenter.

    I'm can also assure you that Mr Morris did not ask any member of the development team to try an 'track' any IP addresses of anybody posting to this thread. However, I can't vouch for any body else who is not a developer, you'll have to ask them unfortunately.

    I can tell you that my payslip, and my bank account, received money from the usual source last pay day so I don't know where you got that information from.

    I'm not sure how managing to avoid being made redundant then continuing on with my job is considered being selfish? Would you like me to quit the company in a fit of outrage and put unnecessary stress on my young family just to support your cause? No, I'm doing what you would do if you were still employed by the company, getting on with it.

    And currently I feel that IMJacks future development capacity is perfectly adequate, but that you for your concern.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 7:03am

    Re:

    Created an account to try and claim this last comment so I could edit it, but no luck.

    I was supposed to say 'thank you for your concern', not 'that you'...

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 8:16am

    Gaz,

    Give it up mate. You are making a complete clown of yourself. Your arguments are naive at best.

    Why dont you answer the questions you have been asked rather that attempting to defend a corporate rogue who has wrecked the lives of many for varying reasons.

    I am not having a 1-2-1 with you on here. You cant back up anything you say but I will ask you one final time:

    1) Please confirm the authenticity of the BEES programme and the endorsement of it by the SSAT.

    Im afraid if you are unable to do that, and given that 98% of any revenues were taken using this scheme then I would say it renders the workings fraudulent and is open to action.

    Desperate people do desperate things and Morris is a desperate person.

    I have read this thread over and over again and please be assured that there are very few false accusations on here -and I mean very few.

    Finally Gaz, as we wont be speaking again, allow me to leave you with some genuine advice. You say you have a young family and to that end may i suggest you look for alternative employment to enable you to maintain your ability to provide for them.
    Regardless of what you have been told there is no-one in that business who understands what is going on who genuinely believes there is a chance of meeting 10% of the CVA criteria. Please take some time out to digest it and draw your own conclusions but when that business finally and officially fails at the end of April you will find yourself out in the cold and regretting these petty acts of loyalty.

     

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    Zorro, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 8:36am

    Really?

    > I have read this thread over and over again.

    What? All 318 posts? Even the biblical ones? You do really have too much time on your hands. May I suggest getting a job?

    Good of you to give the company 3 months, though, that will come in handy.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 8:38am

    I'm not answering the questions I have been asked as it's not my place to comment on any deals with the SSAT, I merely joined in with this thread to voice MY OPINION on the situation, nothing more.

    I'm also unsure of how I'm making a clown of myself? I came here to give my opinion, I was then asked some questions to which I didn't want to get involved with and have hopefully dispelled some myths with regards to the development teams involvement in any of this. I'm not entirely sure how that makes me look like a clown?

    I have also never endorsed people not receiving pay and I do not think this is an ideal situation for anyone.

     

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    The informer, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 8:47am

    Garry, youve not got a clue mate. Morris wanted to sack all the developers not so long ago, including boucher and outsource the whole development overseas. He said you were overpaid, useless fruit tea drinking fools and all boucher was interested in was asking him for money for train tickets and pizzas. I bet you never knew that did you.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 8:57am

    You want false accusations? Here we go:

    "Mr Morris asked you smart arse developers to try and track the IP addresses of the posts..." False

    "...80% of your colleagues were sacked?" False

    "It is also interesting how you have developed the selfish attitude of protecting your own interests whilst not giving a toss about those of your x-colleagues." False

    "Finally, and I am not 100% certain of this, but I believe all the developers were paid by a separate company to that of the rest of the employees." False

    Wow - four in just one comment. At this rate, I fear I may not have the time or the energy to highlight them all.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 8:59am

    To be honest that doesn't really bother me and unless you have a recorded version of this conversation you can send me then I'm disinclined to believe somebody who hides behind a mask of anonymity.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 9:02am

    Re:

    "Garry, youve not got a clue mate. Morris wanted to sack all the developers not so long ago, including boucher and outsource the whole development overseas. He said you were overpaid, useless fruit tea drinking fools and all boucher was interested in was asking him for money for train tickets and pizzas."

    Horse dumpings. Boy, this false accusation spotting is tiring.

     

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    Zorro, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 9:13am

    Unmasked: Mr The Informer

    Ah! Mr The Informer.

    You, Sir, are a charlatan.

    > Post 199: Dec 22nd, 2010 @ 1:38pm
    > If I get paid this week, it will be my last pay check
    > from him (as it will be with others) as most of us will
    > not be going back.

    Everyone got paid at Xmas and everyone came back. Big talk from little men.

    > Post 241: Dec 30th, 2010 @ 7:44am
    > Hahahahaha. The failure has just paid us into our banks.
    > Looks the pressure from this site has done it's job. I
    > think I will go back now in January and take his stinkin
    > money. Cheers Jeff the Failure, I am going to enjoy
    > spending the money.

    Hmmmmm. I thought you weren't coming back?! Principles, what of them? Big talk from little men.

    > Post 229: Dec 27th, 2010 @ 3:53am
    > We will never let Jeffrey Morris forget what he has done
    > to us, he will regret it for evermore.

    He will regret what? Paying you on time at the end of December? Big talk from little men.

    Ta-raa.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 9:15am

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    "I have read this thread over and over again and please be assured that there are very few false accusations on here -and I mean very few."

    But you do admit to false accusations being presented here, however few there may be.

    And you read this thread thoroughly, did you? So you also see that the vast majority of these comments are bitter ex employees whining about how they haven't received their pay quite as quickly as they would like, and the rest are the false accusations you have admitted to. No citations, just hearsay.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 9:27am

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    Perhaps instead of me questioning particular comments, you and your cronies could tell us the whole story. Maybe the claims could be backed up with all the evidence that was built up, and that you promised was going to be ejaculated all over this thread.

    We've wasted an obscene amount of time for all the scandalous material that you said you were going to post, all for nothing. All we have to show for it are 200+ comments of petulant bastards hurling abuse at someone who fully intends to pay them back (as well as anyone who attempts to bring balance to the debate - not that I am claiming to be one of them).

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 11:38am

    Only someone as dense as Morris himself could come out with a comment like this

    "Perhaps instead of me questioning particular comments, you and your cronies could tell us the whole story"

    Either you are totally thick or you are totally thick.

    I have two questions for you and instead of trying to be smart just answer them with a simple yes or no:

    1) Did Imjack sack in excess of twenty people at the end of October 2010 without paying them and those people are still awaiting their money?

    2) Did the BEES programme ever exist and was it endorsed by the SSAT (I know there are two questions there but the clue is that its the same answer for both of them) ?

    Please cut your smart arse crap and answer those two questions.

    Lets see if you answer them and if your responses are as quick as when you were sat in the office doing nothing.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:08pm

    Re: Unmasked: Mr The Informer

    You have some time on your hands dont you to look through every post searching for anomalies - well done. At least when Imjack goes in April you will be able to apply to police IT forensics - use this on your CV.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:18pm

    Informer, Pseudonym is either Stewart Boucher or Glen. They are the only two developers that are still owed money from October. I was also present when Morris wanted to get rid of Stewart and distinctly remember Morris complaining that he was always bleating and produced very little. Morris said something about having to pay Stewarts council tax. i do however understand why he has buried his head in the sand and prefers not to believe it - i would too.

    Glen is a smart fellow who understands the difference between right and wrong and unless I have read him completely inaccurately I cant see him posting on here. He is a good guy who Morris held back from furthering his career when he was accepted for a job with a large mobile operator.

    Obviously my guess is that it is Stewart. He uses the name eatenbyfoxes on twitter and on some online forums so he is a frequent post-er.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:35pm

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    Incorrect, as I have stated above I have also not been paid half of my salary for October, do you just not pay attention to these posts or something? This is true of EVERY single developer at IMJack, not a single one of us has had the other half of their salary from October last year, however, rather than bitching and moaning we're working away in the hopes that we can make a success of things so that EVERYONE can get paid. I suggest you do some better checking of facts in future, or hell, just read the posts from today.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:39pm

    Gary, are you completely stupid. Why do you think all the employees got transferred to a new business from 4th january?

    May i suggest you read the announcements your employers make to the London Stock Exchange before typing such utter nonsense.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:42pm

    Re:

    Is that all we will get out of you? A tirade of witlessly puerile bullshit every time you are asked to back up what you are claiming?

    Fine. I, however, will do you the courtesy of answering your questions as best I can:

    1) Never at any point, in any capacity, in any conceivable manner did I ever even attempt to deny that. In fact, in almost every single comment I have made, I have stated that I am owed some money by Mr Morris, but am confident that he will honour that debt. You would have to be a raging imbecile to even consider asking me that question.

    2) I cannot say, as whatever you are referring to was before my time at the company.

    Looks like the answers weren't the same, after all. I do apologise if that upsets you.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:43pm

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    Furthermore, when I said I wanted the whole story, I meant I wanted you to tell me about Mr Morris' alleged terrible deeds before that regrettable October friday. I was under the impression, due to the comments I had read here, that Mr Morris' machinations went back further than last October.

    But clearly I was mistaken. It seems that Jeffrey Morris is just a man who owes some people money, but will pay it back. If I challenged you to prove, beyond any reasonable doubt, that Mr Morris will not pay you back, I highly doubt you would be able to.

    And anyway, if that is all this is really about, you are making an awful lot of noise about it - like an angry, flatulent pig trying to tie balloon animals.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:45pm

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    I am fully aware of the CVA, yes. Do you even know what a CVA is, you might be good at reading them but reading is pointless without understanding, correct? Do you understand that it's a choice between putting IMJack on a CVA where you have a chance of getting your money if the company succeeds, or putting IMJack into liquidation where you'll get sweet FA except a pat on the head and a 'better luck next time'...?

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:54pm

    Pseudonym, you are a liar who has contradicted yourself on numerous occasions.

    This renders your posts as totally unreliable.

    If as you claim you were not in the business when they were lying to schools about the "SSAT endorsed BEES" programme, which finished in December, It becomes clear you have only been working there for two weeks. Yet you claim to be owed money from October.

    YOU ARE A LIAR AND YOU HAVE BEEN CAUGHT OUT MATE

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:56pm

    Gary you fool. If Morris liquidates at this stage he effectively waves goodbye to ELEVEN MILLION POUNDS +

    Thats 11 000 000.00 +

    I have a sneeky suspicion he is hoping that where theres life theres hope.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:57pm

    Gary you fool. If Morris liquidates at this stage he effectively waves goodbye to ELEVEN MILLION POUNDS +

    Thats 11 000 000.00 +

    I have a sneeky suspicion he is hoping that where theres life theres hope.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 12:59pm

    Re:

    Actually, I can state that Pseudonym is not infact a liar, and has certainly not been caught out for anything. Not many people knew of the existence of BEES and during a discussion today Pseudonym obviously got the wrong end of the stick when it was commented on with regards to when that project was active.

    If we're going on inconsistencies as to how reliable a comment is then I too mate am afraid to say you're also shit out of luck on the reliability scale too.

    Hence why we've been asking for evidence to support your claims of illegal activity. It has been promised several times but never emerged. Would it be possible to email me the details of the 'legal high flyer' your group claims to have looking at this case so it can be discussed with him instead?

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:00pm

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    So instead you think the 'clever' solution is to keep the project going, cost himself some more money then liquidated? You sure I'm the retarded one here?

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:08pm

    Lets not get away from the fact that unbeknown to him Morris and his business dealings are currently being investigated at many levels and i am sure all will come clean in the wash.

    Lets let the authorities decide as you and i having a techdirt volley is likely to achieve nothing.

    As far as we are concerned Techdirt has now done its job (and some job that is) and the results will become apparent in due course.

    Lets not forget if we were paid on time for the time we worked there would have been no campaign. Did you expect us to work for October, November or half of December, not get paid for it, and say "thank you Jeffrey", when everyone else got paid you fucking retard.


    SEE YOU AT THE DEMO ON 21st JANUARY TO COINCIDE WITH THE SHAREHOLDERS MEETING - TIME TO BE CONFIRMED.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:11pm

    Thats exactly why he has cut the expensesand sacked 85% of staff ye of zero business acumen.

    Another speculative 60K to chase ELEVEN MILLION POUNDS is a gamble worth taking.

    And whilst retards like you accept half wage packets on the back of promises his exposure will probably be more like 40K.

    Grow up

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:12pm

    Re:

    "Pseudonym, you are a liar who has contradicted yourself on numerous occasions."

    I suppose if anyone asked you to back up this claim, they would be met with another volley of baseless aggression, as that seems to be all you are capable of.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:12pm

    'SEE YOU AT THE DEMO ON 21st JANUARY TO COINCIDE WITH THE SHAREHOLDERS MEETING - TIME TO BE CONFIRMED.'

    Can't wait, do you guys want any refreshments making up?

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:13pm

    DO YOU THINK ANYONE HAS READ THIS THREAD AND IS FEELING SORRY FOR JEFFREY MORRIS, THE GREAT PHILANTHROPIST, WHO WANTS TO HELP EVERYONE?

    YOU COMPLETE MORON.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:17pm

    Good night - Im sorry, must go, ive got a life

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:17pm

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    caps lock stuck?

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:21pm

    Re:

    Such a shame, I do really enjoy our little chats.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:32pm

    Gaz, its infuriating from our perspective as i am sure deep down you understand. I admire your loyalty but please dont put yourself in the firing line as there are some loose cannons that are owed money by Morris and im not sure it is advisable to "push" them.

    This is not a threat from me as i am not that way inclined but i have heard some whispers that i find deplorable but at the same time I am being 100% honest with you. Put yourself first as i can assure you that your posts will irritate those who couldn't afford presents for their excited young kids at Christmas etc.

    I detest that kind of behaviour but we both know it exists in society and there is nothing you or I can do to stop it.

    Have a good weekend and please digest what im saying.

    Be good to have a chat sometime and perhaps we could actually achieve something. Have a good weekend.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:42pm

    Re:

    I would be more than happy to entertain any comments, perspectives or anything else from such 'loose cannons'. I would prefer they came out in the open however rather than having to hear this stuff second hand.

    Also, please don't take my posts as loyalty to anybody except myself and my family, as I have stated in every one of my posts here, this is my opinion and nothing further.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:47pm

    Re:

    And in addition. My understand does not run deep, it is plain for all to see. I'm more than frustrated with the current pay situation I find myself in, however, the only way out of it I see is to carry on putting the effort in in the hopes that the company works out and turns a profit soon rather than making every effort possible to sabotage it at any cost.

    This is the choice I'm left with, Xmas has just passed, my daughter's 4th birthday was last Sunday, my sons 1st birthday is in march and I'm getting married at the start of April so trust me, I'm well versed in frustration pertaining to money, or lack thereof.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 1:52pm

    Gaz, lets leave it at that. Just to reiterate that some of the people so cruelly sacked without pay and warning are so aggrieved that it genuinely is not worth stirring them.

    Remember Morris surrounds himself with 2 bodyguards that the company pays for and you dont have that luxury. You have a family and a few comments on here isn't worth any aggo.

    Sorry for the unnecessary insults but it did appear as though you were trying to defend the indefensible at one stage. Trust me when i sat that when you are on the receiving end of this monster and his antics it is infuriating.

    Good luck mate - hope things go well for you and please take my advice.

     

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    Morris Lewis., Jan 14th, 2011 @ 2:10pm

    Garry. You sound like a decent man with an adorable family. Garry I beg you to find another job even if it's for fewer pounds. You deserve better. You may not think so now, but in time to come you will reflect on this advice and may thank me. I mean you no harm and only success and good health for you and your family, but you will live a life of hell whilst in morris's employment. The man is ruthless and has no regard nor respect for anyone. Good luck Garry!

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 2:19pm

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    Thinly veiled threats? I thought such things were beneath you.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 2:27pm

    Re: Re:

    I know how you feel, Garry. This Ex Employee fellow combines searing intellectual genius with raw, inescapable sexual magnetism. If he never comes back, I will die of a broken heart.

    But at least my corpse will get the money owed by Jeffery Morris, because I know he will pay us back.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 14th, 2011 @ 2:30pm

    Unfortunately due to the fact I do indeed, as you say, have a young family to think about then I do believe it is within my interests to participate in this discussion no further.

    However, due to the nature of this comment, and the fact I do believe it is a thinly veiled threat or that you know where these supposed 'whispering' originated then I have already taken sufficient action to report this incident to the authorities as I take any threat against me or my family very seriously indeed whether I give that threat much credence or not.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 2:39pm

    Couldn't resist

    "You sound like a decent man with an adorable family." False. Oh snap.

    Yes, I am making light of the situation with playful jibes and biting sarcasm, but make no mistake. I do understand how Ex Employee, Mr Informer et al. have suffered. But I also know that they need only wait, and they will be repaid. By becoming too bitter you are only doing yourself a disservice.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 2:49pm

    Hi Gaz, Just for clarity it was Jeffrey Morris who explained to me how he had beefed up the security around him as a result of the sackings. Excuse my assumptions that if people have a grievance with him they are not going to think too favourably of those that publicly defend him.

    Just for the record I made no threat of any description and have never heard of anyone that wishes to harm you in any way. i simply provided you with some advice that i would heed myself had i of been in your position.

    Strange overreaction but I personally have nothing to hide so feel free to report this to who you like. When you report it make sure you tell the authorities that you have been inciting ex colleagues by condoning and defending theft.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 3:02pm

    Pseudonym, whatever gives you the inclination that all those owed money will be paid when Jeffrey Morris' legal advisor, a Mr Jacobs, has told each and every person that regrettably they will not get paid and to try and claim from ACAS.He alleviated his responsibility to pay when he transferred everything over to this new business on 4th Jan.

    Im sorry but you are either a member of the Morris family or you are just wallowing in the despair of others.

    I am not trying to get one over on you but please dont take the piss out of people who have worked and not been paid. What makes it worse is that the only reason they were sacked is because the company could not afford to pay them so why make them work that month.
    Whats more I believe Morris told Mr Jacobs this was going to happen at the beginning of October so he had people working there for a month knowing he had no intentions of paying them.

    Indefensible.

     

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    Maria MacDonald, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 3:32pm

    Quite uncertain

    I've been reliably informed that from a legal I will almost certainly not receive my wages, and neither will anyone else, unless the company stays out of liquidation. From this standpoint, and also because I have never been the type to bear a grudge and would consider a few of the employees there as friends, I genuinely hope that IMJack succeeds.

    I do wish that things could be different though, and this is the first time which I have felt the desire to post on this site. I dislike hiding my identity, and I do not have any legal cases open, so I don't see why everyone shouldn't know who I am.

    My contribution to this debate is that I haven't yet seen anybody stand up for the way in which the company has continually kept those that have been sacked in the dark. I stayed on through quite a lot of the employee cull, and whilst to an extent I can understand the need to lose a lot of staff the manner in which it was carried out was deplorable. Not just that but those still at the company seem to be continually told of the ongoing efforts to pay staff that have left, but this converts to absolute silence once you are out of the door.

    I do not wish to criticise any individual, but more point out that as a whole the policy of ignoring staff that have quit until legal proceedings begin only invites more aggravation than is necessary. To then find inflammatory comments such as "the vast majority of these comments are bitter ex employees whining about how they haven't received their pay quite as quickly as they would like" and I have chosen a particularly harsh example to well illustrate my point, it becomes nothing short of dramatic. As far as anyone knows I may have a bitter landlord whining about how he hasn't received my rent as quickly as he would like, is that illegitimate?

    I find threats lurking everywhere, whether it be being threatened about 'cyber-investigators' finding out if I ever post anything online and stopping me ever working again, or a little warning from a friend that perhaps revealing my identity might provoke a reaction against me personally from some source or another. I always had a lot of time for Jeffrey Morris, I found him a warm, friendly, and witty character, but the fear and hatred that pervades these discussions is certainly undermining the faith which I had originally in his character.

    If there is any intention for my wages to be paid to me it would be nice to receive something in writing saying so, until this happens I am unable to believe this intention is genuine. I think that is fair enough.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 3:48pm

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    "Im sorry but you are either a member of the Morris family or you are just wallowing in the despair of others."

    I could even be both, but I am in fact neither. I am simply a concerned individual hoping that all those who are owed money will keep the faith and avoid making threats against others, no matter how subtle.

    I reiterate that your claims are shocking, but you have given us absolutely no reason to believe they are true (hearsay and rumour do not count).

    It is not my intention to belittle the suffering of others. I am simply tired of someone who, when faced with even the slightest challenge to the validity of his claims - note that I am referring to the claims that Mr Morris has done more than not pay those he owes money to - responds with all the grace of a masturbating chimp.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 4:05pm

    "It is not my intention to belittle the suffering of others. I am simply tired of someone who, when faced with even the slightest challenge to the validity of his claims - note that I am referring to the claims that Mr Morris has done more than not pay those he owes money to - responds with all the grace of a masturbating chimp."

    So the stealing of money is not enough for you to detest someone knowing they made you work knowing they couldn't pay you.

    I think you have made enough of a fool of yourself without me having to make things worse for you. Its little surprise you make an analogy to a masturbating chimp - did you get the inspiration whilst looking in the mirror?

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 4:30pm

    Re: Quite uncertain

    Unfortunately, we cannot tell you exactly when you will be paid. All I can say is it is some time between now and the heat death of the universe. But I assure you that the very moment we can offer you something more concrete, we will not hesitate to give it to you.

    I'm sorry if you were offended by my comments. I can see how they might be construed as an insult to all those who lost their jobs.

    I too know something of irritated landlords and panic over finances. I do sincerely hope that all of you have managed to find alternative employment and have survived these past few months.

    Please don't be sucked in by the pessimism demonstrated here. I don't care what strangers in Harrogate have apparently said about Mr Morris. All I know is that Jeffrey Morris has been good to me, and I am not a family member or a close personal friend. He has helped me when I needed it and that is why I am certain he will not abandon everyone now.

    I apologise if that is not enough for you, and I do think your position is fair enough. Just know that when we receive good news it will be shared with you.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 4:38pm

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    "So the stealing of money is not enough for you to detest someone knowing they made you work knowing they couldn't pay you."

    If that is true, then the man would be rather contemptible. But you have offered nothing to back up your claim that Mr Morris knew that he couldn't pay you. Therefore I am forced to consider your statements, however passionate, as false.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 4:42pm

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    heres evidence of what a spiteful little twat that man really is I was one of those sacked on that october friday I too was promised I would be paid in full I waited on cheques that were supposely been signed for weeks on end had to deal with that fat little man Jacobs fobbing me off time and tme again saying he was sick of people like me I threaten him with insolvency just before the end of the year he sends me a letter posted on christmas eve dated the 5th November complete with p45 and a fake payslip of what im actually owed if thats not a kick in the teeth i dnt knw what is That man is evil and i really dnt know hw he sleeps at night.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 4:42pm

    Re: Re:

    heres evidence of what a spiteful little twat that man really is I was one of those sacked on that october friday I too was promised I would be paid in full I waited on cheques that were supposely been signed for weeks on end had to deal with that fat little man Jacobs fobbing me off time and tme again saying he was sick of people like me I threaten him with insolvency just before the end of the year he sends me a letter posted on christmas eve dated the 5th November complete with p45 and a fake payslip of what im actually owed if thats not a kick in the teeth i dnt knw what is That man is evil and i really dnt know hw he sleeps at night.

     

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    Maria MacDonald, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 5:37pm

    Still not convinced

    I appreciate you trying to alay my fears on this forum, but why not write to me officially to let me know the company plans and to outline and apologise for this uncertainty regarding pay? Is it an issue of liability?

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 12:54am

    Given the cryptic nature of the salvo in the wind and the ongoing chase now pc man has become involved I think I now ought to let you into a little secret.

    I was a friend of the accused and having been told about Techdirt I took a look. I decided to "poke the fire" but on reflection and given the hurt and passion carried by the victims I'm going to cease my campaign.

    Some of us have warped senses of humor.

    Night night tweetie pie

     

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    Ex employee, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 2:59am

    Maria

    Maria,

    I applaud your sense of restraint but please be assured that EVERY post on here that allude to the injustices of Jeffrey Morris are all qualified and contain no fabrication. Part of the way he lures you in is by the sensational act he portrays in appearing warm, friendly and generous.

    Facts are facts though and we both know whether Jeffrey Morris employed people without paying them. This act on its own is an act of pre meditated theft.

    This pseudonym person is clearly some sort of trouble maker and i imagine that despite his most recent post he will appear again, possibly under another alias.

    It has been a difficult time for a lot of families as a direct result of Jeffrey Morris' unscrupulous behaviour and that genuine emotion is what is being highlighted on this forum.

    The good news is that this thread has been read in many crooks and crannies you would never have imagined and believe it or not is having a very powerful effect.

    We must not abandon this campaign by writing the truth and only the truth. Threats and suchlike are not welcome on here

     

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    Zorro, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 9:14am

    Musings from the dog net

    What a busy forum!

    Maria, thank you for your post, it is by a large margin the best written and well-thought out article of the 369 and counting that are on this page. We didn't speak much when you were here, but I thought highly of you. I hope that you have been able to have some kind of Xmas and are moving on with a new job. I also hope that you do get what you are owed and if I could personally do anything about that, I would. However, I cannot.

    I doubt that anyone would make any defense of the silence that does seem to pervade when someone leaves and is subsequently not paid, nor indeed of the act of not paying someone for the time they honestly put into the company. I certainly am not and never have done. Don't think that the silence is much less deafening for those that remain...it's part of the culture of the company I have always disliked.

    "Ex Employee", you seem to be the only person actively pursuing this thread. You're the one organising the demo on the 21st, in any case, so please answer me (and the rest of us) this.

    Bad things happen sometimes.

    However, the case in point here is.... "is it JM responsible for the bad things that have happened to those posting here"?

    There is a distinct and legal difference between *knowing* that you cannot pay someone at the beginning of the month and letting them work for a month unpaid, and *not knowing* at the beginning of the month how you will pay the wage bill, but trying your best through sales and investment to ensure that the money is there. It's damned difficult to prove culpability of this type. The difference is of utmost importance and I have seen nothing posted here that proves or even implies the first case, other than your word.

    You know this, I know you do. You're an intelligent man, I know that too. (yes, I am certain of your true identity - but I'm not going to reveal my suspicion if you choose to remain cloaked in mystery).

    My colleagues and friends were made redundant at the end of October and I feel most heavily how all of them have suffered to a greater or lesser extent. Even though all of them now have jobs and are moving on, I want nothing more than for them to be paid what they are owed, and for the developers, whom (along with one or two others - did you know that?) have not been paid in full for October.

    However, what do you hope to achieve? Is the payment of the 20-odd staff who left in October enough for you? Does it end there? Or will you only be happy with the closure of IMJack? The bankruptcy of JM personally? The tarring and feathering of the entire family? I don't get from you that this is about money, rather that this is about revenge. Is it about revence? Is it?

    Zorro
    -- defender of truth, justice and all things beautiful, even masterbating chimps (we love ya, man!)

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 9:18am

    Really?

    Please note that the following quote is from a post made by someone using the alias "Pseudonym", but that person was not me:

    "Given the cryptic nature of the salvo in the wind and the ongoing chase now pc man has become involved I think I now ought to let you into a little secret.

    I was a friend of the accused and having been told about Techdirt I took a look. I decided to "poke the fire" but on reflection and given the hurt and passion carried by the victims I'm going to cease my campaign."

    Some of us have warped senses of humor.

    Night night tweetie pie"

    That is a woefully desperate move. So, when bleating your unsubstantiated claims didn't work, you tried idle threats. Now that has failed, you've moved on to hijacking the alias I was using in an attempt to undermine me?

    Nothing you do will stop me from preaching patience to those who are still awaiting their money. And this is a shameful attempt to avoid the issue that you have yet to substantiate your more shocking claims.

    Some of us do indeed have warped senses of humour. I am one of them. That is something I cannot deny. What I can deny is that I would never, ever, even if my immortal soul was at stake, use the phrase "night night tweetie pie".

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 9:38am

    If you think you feel you are aware of my identity then please call me. I would welcome the opportunity to talk to you.

    Allow me to prove to you beyond doubt that Jeffrey Morris did indeed know on 30/09 that (barring a corporate lottery win) he was going to be in no position to honour Octobers wages.

    My argument is no different to that of Maria's or any of the other people who were "used". Your defence of Jeffrey Morris is an insult to us all but I put it down to naivety. What i mean by that is assuming I am correct in my suspicion as to your identity then there was plenty you were not aware of.

    I have been asked to be the voice on here and have no problem with that. In return for that there are others conducting the "behind the scenes" campaign.

    i dont however endorse some of the personal jibes. I cant be held responsible for the wrath of others.

    Please call anytime.

     

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    The truth, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 9:51am

    All this comments are very nice, but at the end of the day, MORRIS IS A FIRST CLASS C**T and deserves to be slagged off until the end of his days for what he has done to people. Garry if you think that by defending Morris you will get into his good books and get paid, you are badly mistaken. Wake up and be realistic. This Morris is not human, he is something from another world and has no feelings for anyone. Dont allow yourself to be caught out by your niavity. Morris hates you as much as he hates eveyone else in that dump and is using you until he can find a way to get rid of you. Lets face it, he has given Glenn a huge pay rise since appointing him as a director, but you would never have been told that, and they will deny it. There is a lot you dont know.

     

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    Zorro, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 11:00am

    Truth or lies?

    Putting aside "The Truth"s ill-informed, pointless and tedious interjection.....

    "Ex Employee". I am not defending JM, not the actions of those around him relating to non-payment and silence with ex-employees; I have never approved of either. Nor do I have any illusions whatsoever about how he operates and what he is prepared to do to be successful, but there again I expect nothing else of people who do try to be successful in business. Difference is that I think that trying to make something work and reaping the rewards is more beneficial than complaining and still taking the man's money (that's more for those claiming to still be working and yet posting on this thread, rather than a comment to you, you understand).

    My question to you was and remains "what do you hope to achieve?". You have been silent on this point. Any answer?

    Zorro
    *boink*

     

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    Zorro, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 11:05am

    Gestalt entity

    Apologies, "Ex Employee", I didn't realise that you were the mouthpiece for a wider organisation of disgruntled ex-employees. I guess that your moniker is therefore rather "gestalt" - that could be a better alias, perhaps?

    Anyway, so that we may all understand the scale of this, are you able to say for how many you speak, without of course naming names?

    Zorro
    -- Silence is golden

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 3:14pm

    "My question to you was and remains "what do you hope to achieve?". You have been silent on this point. Any answer?"

    Let me answer you genuinely and honestly.

    Without exception the ideal scenario would be that we are all paid what we are owed and that would mean closure.

    However no steps have been taken by Morris to make any kind of resolution and to the contrary the announcement on 24/12 is beyond doubt a tactic to ensure relief of his liability to pay those debts.

    In terms of what we hope to achieve.

    It transpires that Morris had told various people differing tales about what their futures and the future of the business held. He lulled some people into a false sense of security whilst blatantly lying to others. To that end it would be justice of sorts to see Jeffrey Morris held to account and this is what we would like to achieve. Admittedly a distant second place to being remunerated however a justice or sorts.

    As this has become rather civil may I ask you a question please, one you seem to be evading answering:

    You clearly appreciate that people worked for up to four weeks without being paid and I am sure you can imagine the suffering they and their loved ones encountered as a result.

    If you are posting because you dont like the comments about his daughters awful attitude or the post about her false breasts or other personal issues then I would understand and I dare say agree but please dont continue to defend the wages scenario.

    I speak for myself but am in contact either directly or indirectly with everyone (bar 2) of the people morris has sacked without pay since October.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 3:23pm

    The offer remains open and for further clarity of my position please call me anytime.

    If you have made an incorrect guess as to who i may be then leave me a number somewhere and i will call you.

    I honestly believe the Techdirt posts will slow down dramatically after the proposed demo on the 21st Jan when people can collectively be seen and heard and make their feelings known.

    Following that all action will take place through legal and investigative channels only.

     

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    Danny T, Jan 19th, 2011 @ 3:49am

    get over it lol...i have

    i used 2 work for jeffrey n ill say that it was pretty enjoyable.

    everyone there was friendly n we had some laffs
    (winding up victor ha)

    Dont get me wrong tho, i am also owed money but if the man cant pay it then he cant pay it.

    if u owed someone money n they kept callin u a cunt then ur not gonna feel lke payin them r u.

    hopefully Im jack will take of n weil be sorted.

    if not...shit happens, and im sure that not getin paid by jeffrey isnt the worst thing that could happen in ur lifetime

    Safe

     

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    The Informer, Jan 19th, 2011 @ 11:04am

    Demo 21-01-2011

    Having sought legal advice could I please recommend that anyone with any current or impending legal cases against either IMjack or Jeffery Low Life Morris MUST NOT attend any demonstration and must not be in a position where they are physically close to any directors of the business.

    Please heed this advice. This is not an act of defeat in fact to the contrary you will see some surprises happening in the very near future.

     

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    Lie detector, Jan 20th, 2011 @ 1:25am

    Pathetic

    Hi Danny,

    Were you one of the few that were paid by the business but worked at Jeffrey Morris's private residence because there was no "Danny T" working there.

    Good try though mate.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 20th, 2011 @ 1:40am

    Re: Pathetic

    Ok, now to break my silence just to point out an obvious fact. There were 2 Danny T's working for the company then.

    One still works there, the other worked in sales and was let go some time last year.

     

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    Lie Detector, Jan 20th, 2011 @ 1:18pm

    Garry,

    If you are so interested in the wellbeing and future stability of the company why dont you voice your opinion concerning all the people payed by the business but in actual fact do nothing for the business and undertake personal work for Jeffrey Morris.

    I respect your loyalty but it is naive as you honestly do not know the half of it. Why dont you do a little research, you wont learn a lot, but what you will do is hopefully realise that there is plenty credence in our accusations.

    Good luck.

     

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    Zorro, Jan 20th, 2011 @ 1:50pm

    Detect this.

    Monsieur/Madam Lie Detector,

    Neither Garry nor Pseudonym nor myself, nor anyone else posting here from with the company, have made any effort whatsoever to make claims that it is right or proper to not pay people for their time in employment. All of us have at one time or another indicated that we are unhappy about the situation.

    Please, please, please therefore will you stop making out that we are naive or in some way misguided, because it is boring.

    Bear in mind also that we have all read this entire post, and related ones and are very familiar with the claims, counter-claims, bullshit & facts.

    However, let me ask you to do this for us.

    Point us in the direction of any other source of information about JM or the company substantiating or backing up the allegations made here. This source must not be associated with this article or made/created by those also posting here.

    I'm not sure you can. Perhaps you are the naive one; believing everything you read?

    Every person remaining with the company knows enough about JM and the way the company is run to make their own decision about whether they stay or not. It is our choice. We have free will and we exercise it. Respect that as we respect your fight for the money that is rightfully owed to you.

    See you Friday? Or not...?

    Zorro

     

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    Zorro, Jan 20th, 2011 @ 1:52pm

    Pathetic? Good point.

    BTW, for what it's worth, "Pathetic". I can back up Garry's comments that there have been two different "Danny T"s working here at one time or another. One still works here and one (who posted above) no longer does. Your lack of research does your credibility no favors.

    Zorro
    -- defender of solid research

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 20th, 2011 @ 3:50pm

    Re: Pathetic? Good point.

    "I can back up Garry's comments that there have been two different "Danny T"s working here at one time or another. One still works here and one (who posted above) no longer does. Your lack of research does your credibility no favors."

    Ouch. That's a torpedo straight into the side of HMS Bullshit.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 20th, 2011 @ 4:04pm

    Re: Detect this.

    I have to agree with Zorro - calling others "nave" and "misguided" when they challenge you for your hidden cache of information you say is in your possession is starting to lose what little charm it had.

    You claim we only know half the story, yet you have failed, time and again, to tell us everything you know - the information that would insert its great, magical cock into our ears and fuck our minds. Instead, when we ask for proof, all we get is rebuked for our supposed navet.

    Honestly, I'm now of the firm belief that you never had anything to begin with. I'm sure this will be met with the standard bleating from the usual suspects and cries that there is, in fact, a lot of facts that we are not aware of - but nothing is going to be divulged here. Instead we will be given some vague timeline for a big reveal which guarantees to "surprise" us all.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 21st, 2011 @ 12:12am

    Re:

    'If you are so interested in the well-being and future stability of the company why don't you voice your opinion concerning all the people paid by the business but in actual fact do nothing for the business and undertake personal work for Jeffrey Morris.'

    Personal work for Mr Morris? That's a cracker,it really is... What personal work is this then exactly? If you could please fill me in then I can invoice appropriately as I've obviously missed that one off my books...

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 2:10am

     

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    Eh?, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 3:30am

    Too difficult not to judge.

    What is going on here? This whole thread has become so childish. Makes an improvement on the overtones of anti-semitism but talking about fake boobs? Making a fake map of a protest? Really?

    For everyone that has a point please make it. If you're just online to pick wholes in someone else then keep it to yourself. Bravo to those that have used their names while posting, it gives your posts a whole load more weight as we know that you will stand by your arguments. I am one of the people that was threatened with never finding work again if I am caught posting online, and call me naive if you like, that sort of thing does worry me. It makes me wonder though if only those posting things deemed negative will be caught and punished by the supposed 'cyber-investigators'.

    I ask only that people don't forget that there are more people out there than those posting on this forum that are still owed money. That's not something to laugh about. I won't be attending the protest, but perhaps you should consider that it's not a joke for the people that couldn't afford christmas and are right now stressed about there being no way to legally claim the wages they are owed when the company that employed them has been liquidated to get rid of any liability.

    What have you got to say about that? Stick to the issues. Why has that section of the company been liquidated?

     

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    Bees with Flees, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 3:41am

    BEES OUT OF ACTION

    Thikko Morris has had a eureka moment more commonly known as a brainwave and guess what, its possibly the most brainless one he has had to date, a real indication of how fucking retarded he is. What he doesn't realise even after 5 failures he still wants to repackage and rebrand shit.

    Take a look at this www.beesinaction.com

    The only bee in action is the one thats about to sting the cunt Morris. Lets hope he doesn't have an anaphylactic shock.

    The funny thing is that his business cannot even afford to buy the domain and has had to get Mark Harrison to buy it in his name. Hysterical because its only about 10.00. Check this for the proof - http://whois.domaintools.com/beesinaction.com

    Morris is now officially the laughing stock of Leeds and Harrogate so much so that Techdirt is now one of the most popular visited sites in Yorkshire. Oh how lovely it is to see Saddam Morris fall.

    He has also tried to deluge the internet with this BEES shite so things like techdirt become unnoticeable.

    I know there is now a large following reading this so please believe me when I tell you that it will not be long before the true extent of Morris's financial disabilities become public due to bankruptcy.

     

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    Garry Welding (profile), Jan 21st, 2011 @ 4:11am

    Re: Too difficult not to judge.

    I don't think it's a case of 'you're fine as long as you only post good things'.

    I have openly said I'm annoyed about not having been paid my full wages for October and that I don't think it's particularly fair that people haven't been paid for time they worked last year. I'm not glossing over any of it. I know for a fact though that Mr Morris isn't happy with the situation either and hence why I feel comfortable to say those things. It's no secret that every person in this office regrets the situation at the moment, Jeffrey Morris included.

     

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    Zorro, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 5:18am

    Judge this again?

    > I ask only that people don't forget that there are more
    > people out there than those posting on this forum that are
    > still owed money. That's not something to laugh about.

    No-one is laughing at anyone being owed money. Allow me to re-iterate *again* that no-one remaining with the company is happy about staff (former and ex) being owed. Can we please get over this?

    What we *are* having a moment of gentle play with, is this kind of bullshit:

    "Ex Employee" said on Jan 14th (apparently whilst having some difficulty with his keyboard): "LETS NOT LET ANY OF THIS DEFLECT FROM THE PROPOSED DEMO WE WILL BE HAVING AT IMJACK OFFICES ON 21st JANUARY. THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE INTENDING TO ATTEND AND FOR ALL THOSE OF YOU ARE UNSURE - YOUR ATTENDANCE WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. THE TIME OF THE DEMO IS TO BE CONFIRMED."

    "The Informer" said on Jan 19th: "Having sought legal advice could I please recommend that anyone with any current or impending legal cases against either IMjack or Jeffery Low Life Morris MUST NOT attend any demonstration and must not be in a position where they are physically close to any directors of the business."

    Bearing in mind that "Ex-Employee" has also said "I speak for myself but am in contact either directly or indirectly with everyone (bar 2) of the people morris has sacked without pay since October." (a statement, BTW, which we know to be complete and utter bollocks, since none of the developers who left are aware of any communication).

    Presumably "Ex-Employee" and "The Informer" are therefore in communication, but perhaps "Ex-Employee" forgot to notify "The Informer" of the protest and subsequent due diligence showed up this vital "legal advice"? Phew; that's lucky.

    Actually, no hang on just one moment. "Legal advice", huh? I took the time last night to chat with a good friend of mine, who is a lawyer. He told me that there is no reason whatsoever why someone involved in an Employee Tribunal/Dispute case shouldn't be involved in a protest against the employer in the meantime, unless of course they set about someone with a baseball bat, which, of course, is really another issue.

    Translation - the "legal advice" story is horseshit.

    Conclusion - there was never going to be a protest. The statement was one made for effect only, presumably to continue to paint JM as the nastiest person in Yorkshire, nay the North, nay the World, since Nasty McNasty graduated with a double first from Nasty University ?

    Get your facts straight; get your plans in order and you will have our respect. Post something that is plainly bullshit or contradicated by you elsewhere in the forum and expect to be ridiculed. Voila, the google protest map.

    Prove us wrong; it's still early in the day, I'm sure you can get here for mid-afternoon.

    Just watch out for the Daleks.

    Zorro

     

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    Zorro, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 5:19am

    Any answers yet?

    Anyone inclined to tackle my earlier question?

    "Point us in the direction of any other source of information about JM or the company substantiating or backing up the allegations made here. This source must not be associated with this article or made/created by those also posting here."

    Zorro
    -- just curious.

     

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    Maria MacDonald, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 7:38am

    Re: Any answers yet?

    Zorro,

    I cannot answer your question. I should add that the majority will be in a similar situation to myself. Perhaps if you direct your question to specific people, or in response to a specific post you will have more luck than just throwing it out in a manner which suggests that it may be rhetorical.

    Both "sides" (a term which I am uncomfortable with but one which most accurately sums up the way in which certain posters have formed distinct opposition parties) are guilty of providing 'information' which cannot then be backed up. Whether that be that Morris is involved in some other illegal activity, or that he intends to pay those that have been laid off.

    There have been a few people putting forward examples of how JM has been good to them, despite not being a family member or friend, but then all that leads to is others asking, why has he not done that for me? Other than these random acts of generosity what evidence do you have to back up your claims that he intends to pay everyone? Whilst with the company I once asked Jeffrey if he intended to pay the staff that had left or even to contact them. That was a Monday. He promised that on the Thursday of that week, following a meeting, a letter would be sent out to all ex-employees detailing the situation. That never happened. In fact over a month later the only correspondence these people had received was a false pay slip and a P45.

    Not long after I disclosed that I was still friends with some of those that were sacked my emails, and two other girls', were being read. I am not alluding to any definite conclusion here, but merely highlighting that the office policy strongly discourages open and free discussion with people that have been sacked. A policy of secrecy is not usually a sign of an all round good egg.

    If someone in particular says something stupid, then by all means ridicule that person. Try not to post anything derogatory which generalises and encourages the great divide. I agree that posting promises of information later to be disclosed is pointless. I also agree that stupid maps do not add anything to what should be a rounded and reasonable discussion on the ethics of a company.

    So, here are my specific questions, and I put them to Zorro:

    Why has the company chosen to avoid any legal liability to ex-employees if it fully intends to pay their wages anyway?

    Why have ex-employees not been contacted to state the intent to pay, also including the amount that they are owed? This would be acceptable even if it could not provide specific time lines.

    How do you feel that the threats regarding posting online sit with your idea of IMJack as an ethical and reasonable employer?

    Please provide a logical explanation with each response. I would also be extremely grateful if you could at some point let me know who you are in private. Several employees still with IM Jack have my phone number.


    Maria

     

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    Maria MacDonald, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 7:40am

    Re: Any answers yet?

    Zorro,

    I cannot answer your question. I should add that the majority will be in a similar situation to myself. Perhaps if you direct your question to specific people, or in response to a specific post you will have more luck than just throwing it out in a manner which suggests that it may be rhetorical.

    Both "sides" (a term which I am uncomfortable with but one which most accurately sums up the way in which certain posters have formed distinct opposition parties) are guilty of providing 'information' which cannot then be backed up. Whether that be that Morris is involved in some other illegal activity, or that he intends to pay those that have been laid off.

    There have been a few people putting forward examples of how JM has been good to them, despite not being a family member or friend, but then all that leads to is others asking, why has he not done that for me? Other than these random acts of generosity what evidence do you have to back up your claims that he intends to pay everyone? Whilst with the company I once asked Jeffrey if he intended to pay the staff that had left or even to contact them. That was a Monday. He promised that on the Thursday of that week, following a meeting, a letter would be sent out to all ex-employees detailing the situation. That never happened. In fact over a month later the only correspondence these people had received was a false pay slip and a P45.

    Not long after I disclosed that I was still friends with some of those that were sacked my emails, and two other girls', were being read. I am not alluding to any definite conclusion here, but merely highlighting that the office policy strongly discourages open and free discussion with people that have been sacked. A policy of secrecy is not usually a sign of an all round good egg.

    If someone in particular says something stupid, then by all means ridicule that person. Try not to post anything derogatory which generalises and encourages the great divide. I agree that posting promises of information later to be disclosed is pointless. I also agree that stupid maps do not add anything to what should be a rounded and reasonable discussion on the ethics of a company.

    So, here are my specific questions, and I put them to Zorro:

    Why has the company chosen to avoid any legal liability to ex-employees if it fully intends to pay their wages anyway?

    Why have ex-employees not been contacted to state the intent to pay, also including the amount that they are owed? This would be acceptable even if it could not provide specific time lines.

    How do you feel that the threats regarding posting online sit with your idea of IMJack as an ethical and reasonable employer?

    Please provide a logical explanation with each response. I would also be extremely grateful if you could at some point let me know who you are in private. Several employees still with IM Jack have my phone number.


    Maria

     

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    Bri, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 8:05am

    Hi all, most people that know j Morris well have benefited in more ways than one, its a free world if you don't like it get off it, lifes an education and hes a great teacher if you listen, helped a lot of people i know and created thousands of jobs himself and for others that now live off his ideas and knowledge !!

    And I can assure you he still has many assets and will one day become a billionaire !!!

     

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    Zorro, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 8:36am

    Re: Re: Any answers yet?

    Hello Maria,

    > Why has the company chosen to avoid any legal liability
    > to ex-employees if it fully intends to pay their wages
    > anyway?

    I am not a director of the company and so I cannot present an official answer to this.

    The avoidence of legal liability you refer to is, I presume, that the company has suspended its shares and attempted a CVA with creditors? If that is the case, the suspension is a legal act that the company was not able to avoid (imposed by the Stock Exchange) - having no cash - and the CVA is an attempt to resolve the situation, meaning that all creditors, including ex-employees, get paid.

    I understand that the CVA allows the company to continue to trade and pay current staff in the meantime. This is cold comfort I know, but without this action, the company would have just folded and there would be no chance of anyone getting any money. (unless you believe the comments about fraudulent activity, which I don't know anything about, but that I am certain would be hard to prove, take for ever to resolve and in any case would result in no money for the likes of you and me...so they are not really relevant to us).

    > Why have ex-employees not been contacted to state the
    > intent to pay, also including the amount that they are
    > owed? This would be acceptable even if it could not
    > provide specific time lines.

    I am not a director of the company and so I cannot present an official answer to this.

    Speaking personally, I agree completely with you that such a communication would be more than appropriate and the morally correct path to take. Were I in charge, this would have been the first thing I did.

    TBH, I understood that the letter sent out just before Xmas was supposed to cover these matters, although what I have read here indicates that maybe this was not the case, which I find most disappointing.

    > How do you feel that the threats regarding posting online
    > sit with your idea of IMJack as an ethical and reasonable
    > employer?

    Could you please explain the nature of these threats, as I am not aware of any posted by IMJ, JM or those purporting to represent him on this forum. I am aware of the legal letter sent to techdirt, which, for the record is horseshit and something I most strongly advised against knowing exactly how that would go down with techdirt. Alas, we cannot always expect that anyone will listen to sound advice.

    However, I don't think you mean the legal letter.

    If you are referring to any verbal comments made to you, I am not aware of those.

    I would like to add that the reason myself and some of my colleagues became involved with this forum was because we became completely fed up with the hateful, unpleasant posting taking place, attempting to take down the company we still rely on for paying *our* mortgages, food and christmas presents.

    We wanted to add some balance and take those with hate in their hearts to task. Along the way, we may have sometimes been too playful with our comments (and maps), not intending to wound, but instead to draw attention to ridiculous-ness of some of the things said on the other "side". However, we are geeks and freaks; this is how we are in person and how we are online and we make no apology for this.

    Maria, I do not believe that especially you nor to a lesser extent those let go at the same time as you deserved to go.

    Some others who post here, I do not offer the same empathy for - you who were hangers-on, wasters of time and vampires. You should be paid for the time you gave, useless as it was, but you deserve bad karma and I trust you will find it.

    Zorro

     

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    Zorro, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 8:38am

    Still curious

    At Maria's request, the following question is made specifically to those posting as "Ex-Employee" or "The Informer".

    "Point us in the direction of any other source of information about JM or the company substantiating or backing up the allegations made here. This source must not be associated with this article or made/created by those also posting here."

    Zorro
    -- still curious.

     

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    Something stinks, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 9:20am

    Yet another new company is now operating from 57 Cardigan Lane - 'Bright Networks'. The Bright Networks have created the website called 'beesinaction.com'. It is very strange why Morris has decided to keep his name off the Directors register of this company and put up fall guys. Maybe they should speak to Andy Booth and get his opinion on this type of transaction. (They won't sleep for weeks). Anyway, what Morris is attempting to do, is what he has been trying for years, and that is to collect email details then spam people again, but only this time he is changing his position and going for unassuming parents whom have kids at school. He will then try to get the imjack product into the school via the back door. Lets face it, most of those sponsors on the imjack site are either not real or were told complete lies. I know this as I sat on his stinkin phones doing it! Also, it is very strange why he has called the site 'beesinaction'. Could it be because telesales and salesman were told to go and sell a product to schools that was called the 'bees' programme sponsored by the SSAT? The odd thing about it, is that the SSAT had no knowledge whatsover of the BEES programme. (Give then a call and they will confirm this). In my opinion, the reason whay he has called his new product 'bees' is an attempt to overcome the trouble he has caused himself with the SSAT. Anyway, please let any school that you are in contact with aware of this product, and as per usual please direct them to this site. In the meantime, another letter has been sent to Michael Goves about Morris and his attack on schools.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 10:48am

    Re: Still curious

    Oi Zorro, are you a little bit stupid in respect of the fact that all the allegations are true and substantiated but to prove so on this forum is kind of impossible - as you well know.

    Incidentally, which particular accusations are you struggling with? I am sure we will do what we can to assist you in justifying them.

    Anyway as you well know it is usually down to an individual to make their own mind up and I think it is fair to say that in this case they have and it dont look too favourable for Mr Morris.

    Dont try and protect such a failure - he has wronged everyone and is a complete failiure. Roll-on April 30th (or before).

     

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    Maria MacDonald, Jan 21st, 2011 @ 2:47pm

    Thanks

    Thank you Zorro for your response, it is much appreciated. The avoidance of liability I was referring to stems from this line in the CVA

    "As from the 1st January 2011 the Company's employees along with their employment liabilities will be transferred to a new company owned by the Morris family ("Newco")."

    I am under the impression that this would allow for the company I was employed by, which I believe was called Amteus, to be ignored and never receive a share of profits gained in any recovery made by the business as a whole. Whilst Newco may become very successful, Amteus can still go in to liquidation should that be the chosen course of action. All of the current employees have been moved across to Newco, however I have received no indication that any ex-employees are in the same boat.

    If you have any information which would suggest the above is incorrect then I would be very pleased to hear it. I wish to assert again that neither myself, nor quite a few others that I am in contact with, have any desire for the company to go bust. We are merely concerned with being fairly treated, and would love to see some transparency.

    The threats I was speaking of were verbal, and particularly harsh as they were administered during our dismissal. We had previously had our work emails monitored, which is not in itself the worst scenario ever, but the ridiculous suggestion that 'cyber-investigators' could not only discern our identities but then also Jeffrey could spread the word around his business associates and ensure that finding employment would be difficult for us. Fortunately my decision to share my name made scrambling my IP address unnecessary. Phew!

    I hold absolutely no grudge at all against any of the employees that have no influence over policy. In fact mostly I am just a little sad that I didn't get to know a lot of the people better.

    Anyway with all this talk of karma and general internet banter I'm off to take out my frustration on reddit.


    Maria.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 22nd, 2011 @ 2:07am

    Well done Maria

    Maria,

    The reality is that whilst most people like you and others have documented actual experiences any doubter could reply with a "prove-it" remark in order to discredit your integrity.

    You are right in saying that no one wanted to see this business fail, in fact all we ever wanted is to be paid and that would have been closure. Unfortunately Mr Morris, yet again, thought he is brightest businessman in existence and instead of doing the right thing and concentrating on his business he has put all his time and energy into screwing us and limiting our recourse. What his bright little brain failed to notify him of is that in screwing us he has actually screwed himself and comes out of this little episode worse than anyone.

    In direct response to him speaking to "his business associates to ensure you find employment difficult" (let me just calm down from this fit of hysteria) he simply doesn't have any. He used to have a reasonable network but be assured that he is now known in those circles as a waste of space, a fraud and a failure. Those type of threats are bullyish, pathetic and more importantly, meaningless. Lets face it I have heard he is embarrassed to walk into Harvey Nichols in Leeds.

    One thing no one should underestimate is the power of this thread. This thread had enough collateral for damage when it had only 80 posts which is when Mr Morris stupidly attempted to get the site closed down. His action served only as a publicity tool to highlight the thread to a far broader audience.

    Mr Morris is now being spoken about on many forums and we are certain that karma will certainly occur in this situation on or prior to 30/04/2011.

     

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    Law Buster, Jan 22nd, 2011 @ 2:17pm

    Addelstone & Morris make utter c***s of themselves

    Read this:

    http://www.slyck.com/news.php?story=2034

    This is what you are up against if you sue Morris - an incompetent lawyer who doesn't keep updated with the law.

    Amazing how Addelstone is prostituting himself to Morris to the detriment of his own career and more importantly reputation. Everyone in Leeds saying how they will NEVER use Addelstone again.

    As long as you keep getting your 1500 per week and you can thank Bradley Jacobs for telling us that last week ;-)

     

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    Nacker, Jan 24th, 2011 @ 6:53am

    Daddy or Chips?

     

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    Another old employee, Jan 24th, 2011 @ 9:08am

    Astounded

    As another ex-employee of one of Jeffrey's companies, its really interesting reading the comments and certainly the vitriol directed at Jeffrey has gone up a few notches since I last read this thread. Whilst I dont agree with comments made about his son, daughter or any other member of his family, (there have been some direct and indirect comments made about them and the understandable, albeit incredibly unprofessional, favouritism showed them in the workplace) I do agree with the majority of comments made about him and his general demeanour and style of communication, though.

    I can only talk from my perspective offering some insight into both the environment when I was there and things I personally heard (words spoken by him or his inner circle). Things I know to be true:

    1. Jeffrey paid high achieving staff incredibly well (however, unscrupuloous as he was, he didnt care that the products seriously underachieved on their promises and had contracts incorporating 'cast-iron' clauses tantamount to unfair trading). Lets face it though, he's not on his own here and in truth came across as a business savvy yet ruthless individual.
    2. The products were always technology based and ground-breaking at the time. Everyone associated with them were often in awe of their potential and every client we pitched to, particularly early on, was impressed by the overall presentation/packaging. I, however, could name at least 15 people that, whilst they loved to sell this product, knew that they were cheating people and jeffrey did not care an iota. Again, bad practise, but not criminal.
    3.He did enforce Sunday meetings

    Ok, thats the positive bits covered. Now without being emotional, here are the other things I know to be true:

    1. Jeffrey has little or no respect for his workforce and running an ethical, well structured, intelligent infrastructure never happened whilst I was there (I worked for him for many years)
    2.I saw many talented, dynamic individuals join his company only to leave within days wondering what in the hell they had come into. These individuals having gone on to very successful careers in other technology businesses where they experience the best training, support and work in safe and ethical environments.
    3. By the same token, I saw many individuals careers wain because they remained at the company and some are in such serious financial difficulty now (caused by Jeffrey not paying their salaries) that it will take them years to recover.
    4. On a slightly more serious note (and take this as you will as often these comments were made in jest but still made everyone uncomfortable), I was present, as many others were, when comments were made both by Jeffrey and his senior management to not sell to the Asian community (theyre liars and they dont pay apparently). Those of you reading this and have worked for him KNOW this to be true.
    5. He laid off/sacked staff knowing full well that he wasnt going to pay them and then sent out payslips without actually paying people: pre-meditated and still happening if I'm to believe the comments above. That's an opinion by the way so, of course, I cant prove the whole thing was planned but even the more sensible of those commenting above know that the whole thing stinks.

    Finally, I personally know and am still in contact with at least 15 people that would, if it really meant that Jeffrey would be stopped in his tracks, put pen to paper and corroborate all of the above (all of which have worked for Jeffrey in the last ten years). It'll never be necessary and they just cant be bothered (in fact 3 of them are asking me why I'm even bothering writing this). There seems to be a handful of people above (Maria, ex-employee, Zorro, Garry, etc) that have great arguments and opinions: all heartfelt and all ring true to me. Maria in particular I feel for in that she seems like a professional and honest girl.

    Well, for all you "Marias' still working for or planning to work for Wamey or Jeffrey in any capacity, heres' the truth:

    1. You'll NEVER get real training
    2. You'll never feel secure in your job
    3. You may never receive a salary
    4. You may be insulted by your boss at every turn and threatened with the sack week on week
    5. You may even be unlucky enough to be on the receiving end of racial slurs

    I wish Jeffrey no harm by any of this as he is who he is and he's been very successful but the facts can't be denied can they?

     

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    Another Morris Hater, Jan 24th, 2011 @ 9:14am

    Morris is a liar

    I love the way that Morris has sent someone on to here to make up more lies. If the original article by techdirt were untrue (and it's not), why didn't he sue Techdirt? We know that he has his lawyers do his dirty work, so why didn't he sue Techdirt. There are some pretty nasty allegations? The reason is that they are true. He scammed people in WWT/World wide tender/The Media Buzz and he then went on to scam people in IMJack/Jeftel/Amteus. He has scammed literally millions of pounds and should be locked up.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 24th, 2011 @ 1:43pm

    Only 15 who will vouch that Morris is a fraud?

    "Finally, I personally know and am still in contact with at least 15 people that would, if it really meant that Jeffrey would be stopped in his tracks, put pen to paper and corroborate all of the above (all of which have worked for Jeffrey in the last ten years)"

    Only 15? I feel confident I could more than double that although I would cheat as mine would include 2 or 3 who are still there ;-)

    I also agree that the family comments are uncalled for nor did I ever hear him urge caution when dealing with Asians.

     

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    The informer, Jan 24th, 2011 @ 1:44pm

    Re: Morris is a liar

    Morris will one day be locked up. That I promise! You can only run for so long, but eventually you get caught. Also, have you seen this new website he has set up: www.beesinaction.com
    What a joke. Its the 5th time he has tried this email spamming lark, that has cost creditors millions. We must not allow it to happen again. It is not fair on the suppliers of goods/services or staff that he recruits. Please keep posting about this website so it appears on the front page of google. We have a civic duty to inform all that may be stung by Morris. This man Morris has no morals whatsoever. He will lie and deceive, just as long he can keep his lifestyle going, and he must not be allowed to prey on unassuming parents/pupils and teachers.
    REMEMBER THE SITE: www.BEESINACTION.COM

     

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    90% of the above, Jan 25th, 2011 @ 10:46am

    @ex-employee

    If I remember rightly, they didnt use the term "asian' either, however, something significantly more unacceptable...

     

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    Zorro, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 12:57am

    Please don't tell untruths; it's not nice

    Ex-Employee.

    > Only 15? I feel confident I could more than double that
    > although I would cheat as mine would include 2 or 3 who
    > are still there ;-)

    In which case why did you take 3 weeks to become aware of BEES when the entire time the whole office was aware and working on it?

    Pretty please, don't make stuff up, it's not nice.

    Directed at others -

    For the record, BEES is a genuine offering that could make a real difference to schools - regardless of what you think of the original product and JM. If we don't do it, someone else will. Of course, if your one objective is to cause the company to fail and the nearly 30 remaining staff to lose their sole source of income, then please carry on and share your abject misery and hate with the world.

    Zorro

     

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    Zorro, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 1:12am

    Paging would be nice

    Dear Techdirt,

    Any chance of adding paging?

    Zorro

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 8:06am

    BEES

    Zorro,

    Looks like you are getting desperate.

    "In which case why did you take 3 weeks to become aware of BEES when the entire time the whole office was aware and working on it?"

    Not worth answering!!

    "For the record, BEES is a genuine offering that could make a real difference to schools - regardless of what you think of the original product and JM"

    Is it more genuine than taking 250 off a business by way of telling them they were sponsoring a local school when there wasnt a local school that had signed up to the system?

    Do you honestly believe that anyone will think that that crook Morris has all of a sudden gone straight.

    His life is in turmoil not to mention his financial situation.

    And finally..........This BEES shite is the most ridiculous scheme I have ever known, even worse than Morris's previous failures, and if you honestly think that the 30 people will still be in jobs by April 30th then think again - THEY WONT.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 8:17am

    Morris the Con Man

    Eh Zorro,

    Why dont you think about the 40 employees that worked for up to a month and then got sacked without pay instead of worrying about yourself.

    There are only three people in that business worth their salt and you are not one of them. Those three will get a job anywhere in far better conditions than they are working under in that shit tip. Suffice to say you are not one of the 3.

    That BEES con will soon, along with Morris the Failure, be brought to its knees.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 8:42am

    Re: Only 15?

    "Only 15? I feel confident I could more than double that"

    Good lord, that is impressive. Would that be using some sort of pump? Or a magic pill? It must make walking around pretty difficult. Do you have to wrap it around your ankle to avoid tripping over it?

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 8:47am

    Re: Morris the Con Man

    Yes, Zorro, we should think nothing of ourselves and our own livelihoods, let the revenge crusaders destroy our company and undo all the work we have done to save it.

    Nevermind that the work that is being done by those left at the company is likely to help those that are no longer employed in getting back what they are owed.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 8:51am

    Re: BEES

    "Not worth answering!!"

    That's a euphemism for "I have no answer to that" I've never heard before.

     

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    The informer, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 10:43am

    This Zorrow bloke must be stupid. He really has no idea about Morris and his business antics. He has fallen for Morris's shit good and proper. Im sure in time he will reflect on this episode and realise what a silly man he has been. Zorrow, I never got paid by Morris. He kept me working there then got rid of me on pay day. Lets see how you feel in April when he has had you working there all month then says cheerio on the last day. I wonder if you'll be licking his back-side then!

     

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    Fuck Jeffrey Morris, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 11:16am

    Informer, you are absolutely correct.

    Morris is a first class low life lump of scum and these fools (Zorro and Pseudonym) are being pampered by him, no doubt being offered hundreds of millions of share options and they feel wanted. Evidently they would struggle to gain alternative employment so they have little choice. Funny thing being that they have still not received half of Octobers wage.

    The fact is that everybody reading these forums, of which there are hundreds, especially amongst ethnic communities in Leeds, Manchester and London, not to mention a few people in high places - they are all having a good old laugh at these posts. The more you post the more they laugh. No one reading this blog thinks Morris is an upstanding member of the community - more a filthy dirty low life crook. And not a clever one.

    i urge anyone in his company to follow the example of Sky Sports and go public if he makes any inappropriate sexist, sexual or racist comments as you could sue him for fortunes and we strongly recommend you report it.

    Keep the posts coming - get us higher in the rankings.

     

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    THE CROOK RE-APPEARS AS A BEE KEEPER, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 12:13pm

    THE BIGGEST JOKE YET!!!

    Great News!

    IMJack is rebranding to BEES In Action.

    All the features and how you access the site will remain the same. What you will see over the coming weeks is a gradual rebranding starting with my email address which will change to adam.gould@beesinaction.com .This will be followed by a change to the graphic User Interface (GUI) of IMJack to BEES with the final stage being the rebranding of all support material and documentation.

    Our support phone line remains unchanged 0870 836 8702

    You now also have, upon request, access to the BEES fundraising Initiative for free

    BEES stands for Business for Education Email Scheme and is a great new way for schools to raise much need funds.
    LOOKS LIKE HE REALLY WANTS TO PAY ALL THE PEOPLE HE HAS STOLEN FROM. MIGRATING TO ANOTHER BUSINESS AND REBRANDING HIGHLIGHT HIS INTENTIONS.

    NOW FOR THE REAL JOKE. THIS LETTER IS HAVING THE PISS RIPPED OUT OF IT ONLINE. I THINK WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB.

    THANKS FOR THE LETTER .......... DONT WORRY, I WILL NEVER REVEAL YOUR IDENTY.

    ANYWAY THIS IS THE LETTER THAT HAS BEEN CIRCULATING:


    How BEES works:
    Parents receive an email or letter from your school inviting them to join the BEES fundraising mailing list
    BEES venture out and gather exclusive offers from businesses
    BEES deliver offer emails to the parents on behalf of your school
    Your school receives a pot of money for every offer sent to your parents
    No administration need from your school

    The Benefits:
    Parents save money on exclusive local and national deals
    Your school raises thousands of pounds in funds every year

    The Potential
    A typical school with 2000 subscribed contacts (parents/guardians family and friends) should raise 9,600 per year of additional funding by sending one voucher offer per week.

    We intend to dispatch one offer per day. We will never send parents more than one offer per day.

    The more people associated with your school the more money you will generate. Family and friends of the parents/guardians can also join to receive the vouchers increasing your potential earnings.

    I have attached a presentation of how BEES in action works, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and wish to proceed. Kindly forward the email to other relevant members of staff.


    Kind Regards
    Adam Gould
    BEES: Businesses for Education Email Scheme (21)

     

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    Morris the Thick Failure, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 12:21pm

    HAVE A LAUGH AT THIS

    LOOKS LIKE HE REALLY WANTS TO PAY ALL THE PEOPLE HE HAS STOLEN FROM. MIGRATING TO ANOTHER BUSINESS AND REBRANDING HIGHLIGHT HIS INTENTIONS.

    NOW FOR THE REAL JOKE. THIS LETTER IS HAVING THE PISS RIPPED OUT OF IT ONLINE. I THINK WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB.

    THANKS FOR THE LETTER .......... DONT WORRY, I WILL NEVER REVEAL YOUR IDENTY.

    ANYWAY THIS IS THE LETTER THAT HAS BEEN CIRCULATING:


    Great News!

    IMJack is rebranding to BEES In Action.

    All the features and how you access the site will remain the same. What you will see over the coming weeks is a gradual rebranding starting with my email address which will change to adam.gould@beesinaction.com .This will be followed by a change to the graphic User Interface (GUI) of IMJack to BEES with the final stage being the rebranding of all support material and documentation.

    Our support phone line remains unchanged 0870 836 8702

    You now also have, upon request, access to the BEES fundraising Initiative for free

    BEES stands for Business for Education Email Scheme and is a great new way for schools to raise much need funds.

    How BEES works:
    Parents receive an email or letter from your school inviting them to join the BEES fundraising mailing list
    BEES venture out and gather exclusive offers from businesses
    BEES deliver offer emails to the parents on behalf of your school
    Your school receives a pot of money for every offer sent to your parents
    No administration need from your school

    The Benefits:
    Parents save money on exclusive local and national deals
    Your school raises thousands of pounds in funds every year

    The Potential
    A typical school with 2000 subscribed contacts (parents/guardians family and friends) should raise 9,600 per year of additional funding by sending one voucher offer per week.

    We intend to dispatch one offer per day. We will never send parents more than one offer per day.

    The more people associated with your school the more money you will generate. Family and friends of the parents/guardians can also join to receive the vouchers increasing your potential earnings.

    I have attached a presentation of how BEES in action works, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and wish to proceed. Kindly forward the email to other relevant members of staff.


    Kind Regards
    Adam Gould
    BEES: Businesses for Education Email Scheme (21)

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 12:58pm

    Thanks for cheering me up - Rebranding My Arse

    I have never seen such shit in my life. Now i see what you meen Zorro when you refer to the hard work you have undertaken to get BEES in Action.......NOT!!!

     

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    The enforcer, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 1:23pm

    This is great stuff guys. We will soon have this site on the front page of google for all to see when you search beesinaction. There is no way we will rest till morris's business interests end. He won't be able to buy a pastie in greggs without us telling everyone how he came about the 89p to fund his purchase, coz you can bet he never used his own pennies but had to induce someone to hand over their own hard earned money. Morris, we will work day and night to ensure beesinaction and any other rebranded jeftel/Amteus/wamey/doublewamey etc etc etc website never makes a penny. You took our hard earned wages and now it's our turn.

     

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    The enforcer, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 1:32pm

    Also why has Morris called it BEES when he called the shit he was trying to peddle to school BEES? Something stinks here! What's the piece of work trying to hide? I have an official BEES document that he handed out to us showing the endorsement from the SSAT so why call this BEESINACTION. He is clearly up to no good! Let's get to work and find out and ad usual publish our findings on here for EVERYONE to see and have a good old laugh.

     

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    Bees Inaction, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 3:01pm

    Zorro - your insight is required

    Zorro - tell all us non-Morris dependents out here in the real world one thing.

    Where exactly is the money to pay the wages of 30 staff going to come from ?

    Simple question. I want you to answer it.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 3:38pm

    Re: Pampering

    "Morris is a first class low life lump of scum and these fools (Zorro and Pseudonym) are being pampered by him"

    Yeah, he pampers us so hard sometimes I can barely walk.

    "Evidently they would struggle to gain alternative employment so they have little choice."

    I think we'd stand a better chance than someone with a history of threatening past employers

    "i urge anyone in his company to follow the example of Sky Sports and go public if he makes any inappropriate sexist, sexual or racist comments as you could sue him for fortunes and we strongly recommend you report it."

    And make sure all the supposed remarks are completely unsubstantiated - but call anyone who questions you a naive idiot.

    Or better yet, organise a protest.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 26th, 2011 @ 3:50pm

    Re: your insight is required

    The money will come from trees, cotton plants, and fibers from Linum usitatissimum. I can't speak as to the actual process of creating the money, as I have not done the requisite research.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 5:12am

    Re:

    "There is no way we will rest till morris's business interests end."
    "Morris, we will work day and night to ensure beesinaction and any other rebranded jeftel/Amteus/wamey/doublewamey etc etc etc website never makes a penny."
    I see you're just after revenge then, no matter who you harm along the way.

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 5:18am

    Re:

    "Let's get to work and find out and ad usual publish our findings on here for EVERYONE to see and have a good old laugh."

    Ah, another threat that probably won't be followed through. See you in a few months when you or one of your associates calls me a "idiot" for asking where the findings you'd promised are.

     

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    Zorro, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 5:39am

    Gentlemen, please

    Hola,

    I see that we have decended once again into tomfoolery and nonsense.

    "The enforcer", "Ex Employee",
    May I say how pleased I am that you fine gentles are able to find time to share your considered and thoughtful comments whilst still holding down your high-pressured jobs, which you have doubtless acquired since leaving IM - it having been nigh on 3-months now.

    Surely you have new jobs? After all you have placed yourselves as fit to pass judgement on the career prospects of others and presumably you are therefore better (and thus more employable)?

    Us pitiful few who remain are working as busy bees (pun intended) to make a success of this, which allows IM to be properly funded, which allows you (who have not been paid) to be paid.

    Our risk is that we may not get paid from month-to-month. We acknowledge and accept this, even as we don't want it to happen, because otherwise we would be here no more.

    Why would you want to stop us in our endevours - we are trying to help ourselves and you at the same time. Whatever you think of JM, bringing down this company will only hurt us and you.

    Why the hate? Why the aggression? Surely, only for revenge?

    Zorro
    -- the blackness in the hearts of men

     

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    Zorro, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 5:53am

    Identity

    "Ex-Employee" ranted:

    "THANKS FOR THE LETTER .......... DONT WORRY, I WILL NEVER REVEAL YOUR IDENTY."

    What you mean "lmiddleton25"? On a post elsewhere that incidentally has now been taken down, because, let's face it, not everyone is *that* interested in your one-man crusade of hatred.

    Thanks though for passing the news along, much appreciated.

    Zorro

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 8:37am

    Re: Identity

    OH SNAP, I GUESS THEIR 'IDENTY' WOULD HAVE BEEN PROTECTED IF YOU'D GONE THROUGH JULIAN ASSANGE. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME, YOU SELF-SATISFIED SHIT-HORN.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 8:50am

    MORRIS THE FAILURE

    Zorro and Pseudonym,

    I bet you are sorry you didn't take the job at Orange now instead of being further romanced by Morris the failure. Didn't you realise he was a failure then?

    It is as a result of the behaviour of types like you, stealing from the business by writing posts on here instead of working, that the business found itself in this position in the first instance.

    Oh its my pleasure to pass the news on and what rubbish are you talking about lmiddleton25 - dont try and deflect from the truth.

    As for my personal situation I actually have no job. I am working for myself, under my own rules and earning more than I have done for the past few years. So you were wrong on that account.

    LETS ALL LAUGH AT THIS AGAIN:

    Great News!

    IMJack is rebranding to BEES In Action.

    All the features and how you access the site will remain the same. What you will see over the coming weeks is a gradual rebranding starting with my email address which will change to adam.gould@beesinaction.com .This will be followed by a change to the graphic User Interface (GUI) of IMJack to BEES with the final stage being the rebranding of all support material and documentation.

    Our support phone line remains unchanged 0870 836 8702

    You now also have, upon request, access to the BEES fundraising Initiative for free

    BEES stands for Business for Education Email Scheme and is a great new way for schools to raise much need funds.

    How BEES works:
    Parents receive an email or letter from your school inviting them to join the BEES fundraising mailing list
    BEES venture out and gather exclusive offers from businesses
    BEES deliver offer emails to the parents on behalf of your school
    Your school receives a pot of money for every offer sent to your parents
    No administration need from your school

    The Benefits:
    Parents save money on exclusive local and national deals
    Your school raises thousands of pounds in funds every year

    The Potential
    A typical school with 2000 subscribed contacts (parents/guardians family and friends) should raise 9,600 per year of additional funding by sending one voucher offer per week.

    We intend to dispatch one offer per day. We will never send parents more than one offer per day.

    The more people associated with your school the more money you will generate. Family and friends of the parents/guardians can also join to receive the vouchers increasing your potential earnings.

    I have attached a presentation of how BEES in action works, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and wish to proceed. Kindly forward the email to other relevant members of staff.


    Kind Regards
    Adam Gould
    BEES: Businesses for Education Email Scheme (21)

     

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    Pseudonym, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 9:30am

    Re: MORRIS THE FAILURE

    "As for my personal situation I actually have no job. I am working for myself, under my own rules and earning more than I have done for the past few years. So you were wrong on that account."

    Oh really? I rather imagine that, for you, business hasn't been and there hasn't been any business. But at least you've got your crusade to keep you entertained.

     

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    Zorro, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 9:38am

    Orange, peach, frog, what's the difference?

    Ah, M. "Ex Employee",

    > I bet you are sorry you didn't take the job at Orange now
    > instead of being further romanced by Morris the failure.
    > Didn't you realise he was a failure then?

    I'm afraid you have me at an advantage. Could you clarify what you mean by "Orange"?

    > Oh its my pleasure to pass the news on...

    Much appreciated. As of midnight last night, the BIA link on this site has been responsible for 68 visits to the BIA web site, 4 new subscribers for vouchers and 1 contact from a business interested in sending vouchers to our database. Rather more successful than your previous career at IM, I'd warrant. Perhaps you should apply for affiliate status? I'll post a screen shot of the Google Analytics if you want...?

    > ...what rubbish are you talking about lmiddleton25 -
    > dont try and deflect from the truth.

    Yes, my apologies. It's imeddleton25. My spelling mistake. If you don't recall, why not take a look at the 4 identical tedious forums you started on edugeek. Oh wait, no you can't because they have been shut down, because - as I mentioned before - "not everyone is *that* interested in your one-man crusade of hatred."

    > As for my personal situation I actually have no
    > job.....So you were wrong on that account.

    Actually....I was correct. Sorry.

    > I am working for myself, under my own rules and earning
    > more than I have done for the past few years.

    Well, I'm sure you have learnt from your mistakes and can repeat them all perfectly.

    > LETS ALL LAUGH AT THIS AGAIN:

    Once again, thanks for spreading the news & for the traffic.

    All the very best with your new venture.

    Zorro
    -- friend of small business.

     

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    Maria MacDonald, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 10:45am

    Big Society?

    Zorro and pseudonym,

    I wonder if you might be able to clear a few things up. Firstly can I just say that I think the BEES in action scheme is a great idea. I believe it may be a little too late, but it definitely has the potential to be a great success.

    I am just wondering what has happened to those schools on the previous deals? Particularly those schools which were promised a full refund of their 2,400 SLA fee, but also those schools which signed up under the "Big Society" project. As there are no longer any staff chasing sponsorship from local businesses will all of the schools automatically become part of the new BEES in action scheme? If they wish to remain with the deal which they signed up to will that contract be honoured?

    I must say that whilst with the company I was extremely concerned that these 'guarantees' we were making to schools seemed unfeasible given the fact that company could not even afford keep it's staff. I was under the impression, and this was merely an educated guess, that the company was asking for the money up front from schools with the promise of a refund in order to create the illusion of a healthier balance sheet to inflate share prices in an effort to gain the backing of the SSAT.

    From my view point, given the subsequent events, I simply cannot see how IM Jack can possibly hope to honour these agreements. In fact during my time there as an employee I was painfully aware that the company appeared to be gambling with tax-payer money on a bet with terrible odds. I am not saying that my perception is accurate, I can only state my opinion, albeit one based on educated reasoning.

    I apologise for this turning in to yet another mini-essay, but, to summarise, my questions are these:

    Will Im Jack honour the contracts already signed and paid for Secondary schools across the country?

    How concrete are these new promises from the company? I realise that schools have nothing to lose in the new BEES scheme, but will businesses receive any guarantees on the numbers of legitimate email addresses they will have their vouchers mailed out to?

    I suppose I am also a little curious that if the original contracts with schools cannot be honoured will they be treated with the same deafening silence as ex-employess?

    Maria.

     

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    The informer, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 11:01am

    You might find that the 68 visitors to BEESINACTION.COM are all those schools that are listed on the site that have been contacted today. None of them have given their permission for beesinaction to place their names on the BEESINACTION website. Are you aware of that? All those schools were directed to this site, which has increased reader numbers. As said previously, we will not rest until Morris has been exposed for what he is!! New threads will be starting specifically for BEESINACTION and will provide viewers with more laughs. What ever Morris does, where ever Morris turns we will be there to make sure everyone knows what he is up to. There will be no hiding places. Sorry!!!

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 12:34pm

    Zorro

    Zorro,

    There is no-one but you and Morris that is reading it for any other reason than to laugh at the sensational demise and failings of the low life. For that reason any attempts to belittle me or any other honest and accurate posts on this thread are at best, futile, but most certainly do add to the entertainment.

    If you honestly think that people are reading this site then subscribing in some way to the Bees In Action site then I suggest you seek medical assistance. It is seriously worrying that you have been brainwashed to a concerning degree.

    Let me guess have some people read the posts and due to Jeffrey Morris' dire financial situation offered to lend him money you misfit.

    I think we can safely say that you have done a great job in discrediting yourself so I will not continue but by all means, dont stop - it is entertaining.

     

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    The informer, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 1:26pm

    Let me assure you, that schools, investors, customers, friends, ex staff that have gone their own way and many others read this site and all love to hear about the demise of that awful little man. Everyone he has harmed enjoys every post on here let me assure you, and when fools that spend their lives in Morris's pocket like Zorrow write their rubbish, all they are doing is making themselves look foolish. I have also heard for those that are interested that a well respected satellite tracking company based in Leeds with huge contracts are recruiting staff. The management of that company are ex management of Minorplanet and are doing incredibly well. If anyone is interested, I will post the advert.

     

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    Zorro, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 2:20pm

    Re: Big Society?

    Hello Maria,

    Nice to hear from you again amongst the self-perpetuating hatred from "Ex Employee" and "The informer" (who can't even spell, let alone make sense).

    I hope that you've managed to get another job and that things are going well for you.

    We all appreciate your comments and thoughts, a couple are very pertinent and accurate, but let me answer your questions.

    > Will Im Jack honour the contracts already signed and paid
    > for Secondary schools across the country?

    AFAIK that is the whole point of BEES; to allow the company to continue to trade, honoring all contract past and present, including ex-employees. It is certainly a matter of fact that if IM/BEES doesn't make it through then the contracts can't be honored as there will be no entity to honor them. Another thing that EE/ti seem to have forgotten in their lust for revenge.

    > How concrete are these new promises from the company? I
    > realise that schools have nothing to lose in the new BEES
    > scheme, but will businesses receive any guarantees on the
    > numbers of legitimate email addresses they will have
    > their vouchers mailed out to?

    It is quite clear that schools cannot lose out. As far as businesses are concerned; the development team have made sure that built into the product is an accurate report of the number of email addresses that a voucher is mailed to, along with bounce rates, delivery rates and voucher downloads - in order to avoid the shenanigans that I understand may have taken place in the past.

    > I suppose I am also a little curious that if the original
    > contracts with schools cannot be honoured will they be
    > treated with the same deafening silence as ex-employess?

    I would hope that this isn't the case and if I have any power over it all, personally, then it won't be.

    I wish I could guarantee all of this, however I cannot. What I guarantee is that I will do everything I can to turn this company into a genuine company that behaves honorably.

    EE/ti - before you get on your high horse talking about me being bought our with shares and promises, or possibly the old chestnut of being "naive", let me share this with the forum.

    1. I know that both of you received their share options, took 'em and signed up for them; at the same time that you claim - on this forum - that JM was willfully employing people knowing he couldn't pay them. Are you ashamed? Do your "30" contacts know about this?

    2. I have *never* bought into the wild promises sold to me by JM. Clearly you did. Perhaps I am just more cynical than you, or perhaps more realistic.

    3. I know what I am involved with as does everyone else remaining here. My - *our* - sole interest is in making sure that *all* the existing staff get paid month-by-month and that we grow our business, allowing us to pay ex-staff, honor contracts and behave honorably moving forward. If I though that was not possible, even now, I would walk away and move on with my life. Why do you hate us all for that effort? Please explain?

    Zorro
    -- all the best

     

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    Zorro, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 2:24pm

    Re:

    > You might find that the 68 visitors to BEESINACTION.COM are
    > all those schools that are listed on the site that have
    > been contacted today.

    I did say that the figure was up to midnight today (i.e 23:59) on the 26th. Perhaps might be worth reading the post before ejecting more drivel?

    > None of them have given their permission for beesinaction
    > to place their names on the BEESINACTION website. Are you
    > aware of that?

    You don't need permission to create a list of schools. It's public information. Are you aware of that?

    > As said previously, we will not rest until Morris has
    > been exposed for what he is!!

    So, nothing to do with getting all ex employees paid then, despite what was said earlier? Very comforting for the "30" ex staff relying on you.

    Zorro
    -- RTFM

     

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    The informer, Jan 27th, 2011 @ 9:27pm

    Zorro, who feeds you with you're information? Please advise the forum about the share options you claim I received as I have never received any share options. More lies you have been told. And what makes it worse is that you believed Morris and repeated it on here for all to see how stupid you are.
    Do you honestly believe Morris will honour his contracts when all through his business career he has never done so. Why do you think he has employed Bradley Jacobs for the past 15 years? It's not been to pay people. You must realise that there is a serious credibility issue here and that's why nobody will transact business with Jeffrey Morris. Furthermore, why on the website does it say 'schools joining this week'? You are claiming that is acceptable, when the schools know nothing about it! Yet again you are demonstrating your ignorance and stupidity. Morris is a desperate man and is being shown up for it, so I understand why he is getting you to write on here, but please don't make a fool of yourself!

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 28th, 2011 @ 1:50am

    THANKS ZORRO FOR ENDORSING OUR ARGUMENT:

    Zorro,

    You are now becoming tenuous in your posts in as much as ours may be a crusade against a filthy dirty crooked thief but you are trying to legitimise this thief in the most pathetic manner.

    Lets take this line - "I wish I could guarantee all of this, however I cannot. What I guarantee is that I will do everything I can to turn this company into a genuine company that behaves honourably."

    Of course you cannot nor wont guarantee it because BEES is inherently flawed due to the fact it is the worst business idea I have seen in many a year and because the company needs to find a profit of at least 500,000.00 by 30th April or else it will be liquidated under the terms of the CVA.

    What is more concerning about your comment is this: QUOTE ZORRO:

    I will do everything I can to turn this company into a genuine company that behaves honourably

    I repeat!

    I will do everything I can to turn this company into a genuine company that behaves honourably

    DO I REALLY NEED TO EXPLAIN THIS OR IS IT AN INDICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE OF EVEN THOSE ATTEMPTING TO DEFEND THE CROOK KNOW THAT HE HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN RUNNING NON-GENUINE BUSINESSES WHO BEHAVE DISHONOURABLY.

    Finally may i suggest you post in your own time rather than defraud shareholders by wasting company time, for which you are allegedly being paid, by posting on here during working hours.

     

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    Zorro, Jan 28th, 2011 @ 8:43am

    Well done!

    Oh, alright. Hands up. I did it. I did it all. I am personally responsible for all the bad things that have ever happened. Well done, "Ex Employee", your quest for truth, justice and a pair of red underpants to wear under your blue jumpsuit is over.

    "I will do everything I can to turn this company into a genuine company that behaves honourably"

    I am on record - on this forum - as saying that I am unhappy that ex staff are unpaid and that there is no communication with them. That is not a very honourable action. I don't hide it and I've never said anything else.

    So, once again, well done, you've "outed" me for saying something that I've said before.

    Perhaps you can add this to your file of "evidence" against JM; no doubt the "authorities" will give it the same credence as the rest of the soiled tissue paper you no doubt already have within the file.

    Zorro
    -- good weekend

     

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    Ex-Employee, Jan 28th, 2011 @ 11:08am

    Zorro is Morris - Morris is a sick failure

    Hey Zorro,

    You typed this, not me:

    "I will do everything I can to turn this company into a genuine company that behaves honourably". Which company are you referring to?

    So Imjack Secure has appointed liquidators and you are trying to convince everyone on here (WHO WAS SACKED WITHOUT PAY) that if the business does well they will all get paid - You sick c**t!!! Why dont you stop providing vulnerable, hard-up people with false hope.

    Lets face it bro, everyone knows what a sad skint failure Morris is and the more you contribute to this forum the more attention you draw to his pathetic state in so much as him having to get someone to defend his evil acts on here. the mere fact he has got someone to defend him on here is tantamount to his current status.

    Keep posting u freak, its entertaining for everyone, including me.

     

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    Maria MacDonald, Jan 28th, 2011 @ 11:26am

    Pay slip

    I just wanted to let everyone know that I received a P45 today along with a pay slip detailing money which I have never received. I should add that the "Paid by" section has been scored out.

    I am owed exactly 1,379.65. I believe the majority of people reading this thread are doing so to keep informed. In the interest of transparency I would love to see a breakdown of the amounts that the company owes on here, alongside a realistic projection of income over the coming months with details of the rate at which the company intends to repay it's debts/invest in further growth.

    If I was holding the purse strings for a secondary school, absolute transparency would be required to gain my trust. Is this a policy we can reasonably expect to see from the company? And if not then why not?

    Maria.

     

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    Ex Employee, Jan 28th, 2011 @ 11:47am

    Transparancy

    Maria,

    Jeffrey Morris knows nothing about transparency. Most people reading this thread are people from a community of Morris', or former employees that are genuinely taking great enjoyment from his rapid demise.

    I am unsure as to what you are asking here but the reality is that your P45 sounds fraudulent. You will not get paid your 1379.65 as he is liquidating the business to avoid paying you and your former colleagues.

    The man is a thief - What dont you get????

     

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    Maria MacDonald, Jan 28th, 2011 @ 11:50am

    Pay slip

    I just wanted to let everyone know that I received a P45 today along with a pay slip detailing money which I have never received. I should add that the "Paid by" section has been scored out.

    I am owed exactly 1,379.65. I believe the majority of people reading this thread are doing so to keep informed. In the interest of transparency I would love to see a breakdown of the amounts that the company owes on here, alongside a realistic projection of income over the coming months with details of the rate at which the company intends to repay it's debts/invest in further growth.

    If I was holding the purse strings for a secondary school, absolute transparency would be required to gain my trust. Is this a policy we can reasonably expect to see from the company? And if not then why not?

    Maria.

     

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    Maria MacDonald, Jan 28th, 2011 @ 12:12pm

    Oops

    Apologies for that post coming through twice. Not really sure how that happened.

    I'm asking if we can have some transparency. I think that's quite a straightforward request. It's followed with a "why not?" to pre-empt the answer I'm expecting.

    I'm not sure how you can possibly know the readership of this site. Also as the self-appointed voice for ex-employees I do not recall you ever asking the few I know what exactly they wish to say.

    I am attempting to gather as much information as I possibly can before I decide what 'it' is that I'm supposed to 'get'. Perhaps a more factual approach from you would be more helpful for any future customers reading this and trying to make a decision on whether or not to become involved with IM Jack.

    My concern is with honesty, transparency and accountability. I want this thread to be high on a google search to spread the facts and keep people informed. If I get paid I will post that information on here too. No agendas, because really, what will that achieve?

     

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    Maria MacDonald, Jan 28th, 2011 @ 1:05pm

    Oops

    Apologies for that post coming through twice. Not really sure how that happened.

    I'm asking if we can have some transparency. I think that's quite a straightforward request. It's followed with a "why not?" to pre-empt the answer I'm expecting.

    I'm not sure how you can possibly know the readership of this site. Also as the self-appointed voice for ex-employees I do not recall you ever asking the few I know what exactly they wish to say.

    I am attempting to gather as much information as I possibly can before I decide what 'it' is that I'm supposed to 'get'. Perhaps a more factual approach from you would be more helpful for any future customers reading this and trying to make a decision on whether or not to become involved with IM Jack.

    My concern is with honesty, transparency and accountability. I want this thread to be high on a google search to spread the facts and keep people informed. If I get paid I will post that information on here too. No agendas, because really, what will that achieve?

     

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    Ex-Employee, Jan 28th, 2011 @ 1:57pm

    I think you mis-interpreted my post

    Maria,

    We are all frustrated and as a consequence we post on here. Luckily some of us have a more in depth knowledge concerning the dealings of Jeffrey Morris and are using that knowledge to ensure a situation like this does not re-occur.

    One thing we must not allow ourselves to do is argue amongst ourselves. if you consider that we were sacked having worked but without being paid, we were then promised the money was forthcoming and then learned that the liquidators had been called in, i unfortunately would say that acts as transparency.

    I whole heartedly agree with you that we want this thread and others about Jeffrey Morris to be very high in the search engines and thankfully they are.

    Maria, I speak on behalf of the people i engage with. As you well know people are entitled to write whatever they desire on this forum.

    I find what Morris has done to be one of the most despicable acts of corporate theft i have come across. i know you want to believe there will be a happy ending, as we do, but reality is there wont be. Imjack Secure Communications LTD, the company we were paid by, will be closed in February by the liquidators and with it will go the money we are owed.

     

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    Ex-Employee, Jan 28th, 2011 @ 2:18pm

    P45

    BTW Maria, If your P45 has the wrong amount on it then this is illegal and must be reported.

    It will also cost you more money in tax if they say you have earned more than you actually have.

     

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    The informer, Jan 29th, 2011 @ 12:18pm

    Hilarious. This is on the front page of the BEESINACTION website: 'You won't get stung' The funny thing is, this is the only thing you will get! hahahahahahahahahahaha

     

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    One of the chaps., Feb 4th, 2011 @ 1:11pm

    The facts.

    Hi, The facts are that people go for a job interview, they've been selling fast food, or driving taxis or working in a supermarket. They make up a crap CV, it doesn't get checked. They then get employed, Bam! disaster follows.
    The poduct is good, I was convinced of that when I worked there a couple of years ago with the Good fellow. I was up north with him the other week, he speaks fondley of the good times we had, the deals were there then it went mad, tele sales in charge of reps. Telesales who were just out of nappies, sending us to corner shops, market traders, weirdo's living in huts etc etc.
    The Good Fellow went straight into his next work , so did I
    most of the above will not have had any form of employment since being given the boot.
    It will work, it already is working in other companies so theres the proof.

     

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    Ex salesman from minorplanet, Feb 4th, 2011 @ 1:16pm

    when i worked for morris at minorplanet, he used to luv abusing his power over people. he actually used to slap most of the salesman physically across their backs and heads. jeffrey morris is a bully and eventually bullies fall on their own sword. i am so glad to see that he has fallen on hard times. the way he treated me at minorplanet was criminal. i really hope that when he goes to bed at night, he never gets a moments peace for what he did to me and my family. i thank all the people that have worked so hard to get this site so well known and to bring to everyones attention what this piece of work is all about are brilliant. both me and my family really thank you from the bottom of our hearts. i just wish i had the courage you have to publicise what morris is all about. i for one will keep visiting this site and post the link of my facebook and twitter as thats how i have just found out about it. its really great to know that thousands of people are getting this link and reading about morris. i promise to do the same! morris must learn that what goes around comes around and what ever he gets will be well deserved. thank you!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 5th, 2011 @ 8:29am

    Re: The facts.

    is thiss jeff himself lol how pathetic u are i am employed by the way and no the product is shite thats why schools dont buy it ha pathetic bsolutely joke told my new boss bout u and he laughes his balls off cse hes met the little prick before when he was begging for credit off him

     

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    BUZZING, Feb 5th, 2011 @ 1:25pm

    BEES IN ACTION

    The first thing people do before investing in a business is to check the business out on the INTERNED. You must post as much as you can on the internet under BEESINACTION and try and counteract all the positive stuff that Morris is trying to get on there.

    EVERY POST HELPS

     

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    Australian Minx, Feb 6th, 2011 @ 4:17am

    Makes great reading.

    i used to work for Jeffrey Morris and I cant believe how accurate these comments are. He was always telling lies, physically and verbally abusing people in fact he used to bring 80 people from all areas of the Uk into a meeting in Leeds every Sunday morning to satisfy his own ego and abuse his control over people. At some of those meetings he was known to have reduced peoples wages and would leave them in tears. Can you imagine saying bye to your wife and kids on a Sunday morning because you had to go to some meaningless meeting for work then come home and tell them you have had your wages reduced for no reason other than to make his henchmen laugh. I also remember the stupid suggestions he would have and would always think he was right and everyone else was stupid if they didn't agree with him. He was an arrogant piece of work. I am so happy that he is now in such trouble and whilst i dont wish him any personal harm I hope he suffers badly in a financial way. I live in Australia now but will be funny if i saw him at the job centre when im driving past when im next in Leeds. What goes round comes round.

     

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