Robin Kish – Factchecker Extraordinaire

Robin Kish – Factchecker Extraordinaire – brings you her slandereport about FlyDLUX! Care to see the atrocious FlyDLUX report that aired on WFOR? Click Here. Disclaimer: Just because the report is full of incorrect facts and slander does not mean it is true or I purport to believe it. [Listening to: LOFI Richtig by Rizzn Phitt – Rizzn and Phit –...

Feelings on the FlyDLUX Report

I really don’t like how they portrayed me as a liar — FlyDLUX piece portrays me as some sort of a crook — I’m not a crook. Neither is Rabbi. I’m faxing, this evening, a list of the customers we actually flew, and maybe a photocopy of my genitalia. I’m a little perturbed by her unbalanced report. Okay — I’ve had time to think about this report, and soak it in, and watch it a second time. I really feel insulted. There are a number of facts that were completely wrong and reported incorrectly. First of all, we issued a refund to Yoram Maimoni (the jeweler in the report) if memory serves. Second of all, from the time of the report until it’s airing (a time span of several months) we have issued no tickets, nor have we sold any. This is because we knew we couldn’t deliver. We couldn’t deliver because a man by the name of James Anthony Wimmer took all our money, and never delivered tickets we could sell. We have paid Mr. Wimmer right around a million dollars — and we haven’t recieved this fabled block of “3500 tickets” he was supposed to deliver to us to sell. I am hurt and afraid this will permanently damage my reputation as a businessman — look at my bio. I’m a respectable fellow. I’ve got a lot of big accomplishments. This report is almost purely slander. If I come up with the time to think about dealing with this, it will be more widely and publicly addressed....

FlyDLUX Grand Send-Off

The FlyDLUX.com, Inc Grand Send OffWell, I really don’t have a minute to do an update, but I’m going to do one anyways. I’m taking a break (as the picture indicates) from the rigors of moving. Yes folks I’m moving. Don’t get excited, I’m not moving to Texas just yet (although I will be coming back for a visit during the holidays). Well, down to what this update is about.FlyDLUX is being featured tonight on Miami’s CBS4 tonight — the lead video showed Rabbi going into his apartment. I’m watching the news now — they haven’t gotten to the segment yet, but I’m sure they’ll be using part of the segment where they interviewed me, and we’ll see how badly they twist my words. The lady who interviewed me was very cordial and presented it as if she was going to present a balanced report, but that’s already not panning out as the title of the report indicates that it won’t. I’ll post an addendum to this post after the report airs.Where am I moving to? I’m moving within the area. If we were such a fraud, how come I don’t have money to pay rent? Simply put, because we aren’t a fraud. I haven’t been paid by FlyDLUX.com since the third week I’ve been in Florida. As to the cause of this problem, pay attention to this website. We are going to the FBI and the appropriate DA’s and AG’s offices this week. I just know our phones will be ringing off the hook this evening. I hope this doesn’t ruin my reputation. I’m as much a victim...

what Googlism thinks of me

Googlism for Rizznrizzn is a big pimprizzn is tired, he tried yoga yesterdayrizzn is the guy who designs the pages and edits the entries for grammar and takes care of promotion and owns the domainrizzn is our typical computer geekrizzn is a cool guyrizzn is crashed outrizzn is one cool [shut yo mouth?]“ Googlism for FlyDLUXflydlux is the answer to all my travel dreamsflydlux is not a scamflydlux is what’s referred to as a ticket broker Googlism for HOVTOLhovtol is to take advantage of certain gyroscopic forces where other aircraft have to try to overcome them as is the case with the bell vhovtol is also designed to take off horizontally and vertically from an airstriphovtol is equipped with twin high power engines it will be capable of both vertical and horizontal flight even if one engine is non Googlism for Bill Gatesbill gates is not just a genius with computersbill gates is just the baddest mofo everbill gates is not the only one who needs to think about antitrustbill gates is quite possibly the antibill gates is not happy because he cannot buy linux just like he has bought every other good peice of software that has come outbill gates is the best ceo this country ever hadbill gates is ceo of microsoft corporation and author of the road aheadbill gates is betting that you want an alarm clock that knows your schedule and can wake you in time for that 9 o’clock meetingbill gates is william henrybill gates is “biggest mac supporter at microsoft” by bryan chaffinbill gates is scheduled to testify in antitrust case in dcbill...

FlyDLUX Update/Derrick Update

I have been very busy working on two things here in Albany — first and foremost taking up my time has been resolving the conflict that exists between the Kollel (a Jewish investment group, as best I can tell) and FlyDLUX. I am just about ready to throw up my hands and tell the world I’ve never heard of FlyDLUX before. Everything we touch gets so convoluted. It should really be quite simple. We take money for tickets, we pay it to Tony/Lida/the Airlines. We deliver tickets. Somewhere along the line things got messed up and everyone’s credibility got ruined, and I don’t know where to begin to start fixing things. I want to go up to Washington D.C. and sit with Tony’s bank statements, a computer, and calculate everything, collate everything, and clear everyone’s name. This action would go a long way towards clearing Tony’s name and re-establishing trust between FlyDLUX and him. This relies on two things, however — a) Rabbi Finkelstein okaying the proposition, and b) Tony okaying the proposition. Rabbi Finkelstein would vetoe it likely because funds are tight and he doesn’t want to spend the money on a futile task. Tony might vetoe it if he has something to hide. Chances are it won’t happen at all. If it did, and it went the way I think it will, it will lead me down the path of who to audit next. I believe that person to be Lida Benham, the individual who actually fulfilled our tickets for us. Getting her to submit to an audit would be a tough thing, but if she believes...

FlyDLUX Press Release

For Immediate ReleaseFlyDLUX.com has suspended all business activity pending delivery of a large batch of paid tickets from our booking agent. For reasons completely beyond our control, the tickets we paid for have not been delivered to us nor made available for our clients. We regret the inconvenience and will try to keep people posted on this...

More FLYDLUX Stuff

The following is a letter to one of our clients, but it serves as a general response to what we are now dealing with in the office. If you are one of the people attempting to prosecute or sue FlyDLUX in relation to what is going on, you would do well to read this. It was penned by our president, Lawrence E. Finkelstein. I understand and appreciate your anger & frustration. I regret that we were and remain unable to fufill your flight needs. As for Flydlux,com, Inc., it paid for your tickets and thousands of others, that were not delivered to us. Booking agents in and around Washington, D.C. are still holding both our money and our tickets, thereby making it impossible for us to either fly people or make refunds at this time. Neither Lida Travel, Inc. nor James Wimmer have provided us with tickets that their own receipts show we paid for. We are currently working with our lawyers to compell these vendors to deliver our tickets so that we can make our clients whole, including you. Through our attorneys, we have had issued both criminal & civil subpoenas in diverse jurisdictions and will continue vigourously pressing for your refund – and ours. As for the lack of response to your calls & notes, kindly understand that we have had no money with which to pay staff. So, it has been my unfortunate responsibility to act alone in these matters. Mark Hopkins & Richard Rice are volunteering to assist with the prosecution of all claims. One of the vendors with whom we are negotiating, James Wimmer,...

The continuing saga of FlyDLUX

Ms. X Wrote me again: THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, IT WAS VERY NICE OF YOU AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE WAY YOU EXPLAIN THINGS ALMOST MAKES IT BELIEVABLE. I JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR YOU. WELL ACTUALLY AT LEAST TWO. WHY ARE THE PRESIDENT AND CEO, AND RK NOT ANSWERING PHONE CALLS. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM, TO NO AVAIL. DOES THAT MEAN THEY ARE HIDING???? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHY THEY ARE STILL SOLICITING MONIES, IF THEY KNOW THAT THEY CANNOT DELIVER THE GOODS. OF COURSE UNLESS THEY STILL ARE TELLING PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN DELIVER. IS THE COMPANY STILL OPERATIONAL, SOLVENT OR SIMPLY PUT, IN BUSINESS??? YOUR RESPONSE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, AND THEN MAYBE YOU CAN GIVE ME SOME ADVISE AS TO WHAT CAN BE DONE, AND HOW THE MONIES COULD BE RECOUPED. At this point, like I at least alluded to earlier, we have laid off nearly all our staff. The only folks that remain in office either have stake in the company or are volunteer laborers. Rick and I fall into that grey area of volunteers/partners as we’ve invested no hard capitol into the company, but have worked without pay since the start, essentially. RK and the President, as well as some of the bigger investors who have now taken a more active role, are the ones who have actual hard stake in the company. Between this group of people you will find varying opinions of how solvent the company is based off of how much they have invested, coloring their hopefulness and wishfulness of the...

Days and days of nothing.

I have Knoppix installed on the laptop now. That is probably the least important development of recent times. I know I have an interesting cross-section of readers. I have the random viewers. I have the close friends. I have the new net friends. There’s the people who watch this page for juicy nuggets of information about FlyDLUX. And of course there’s a few friends of friends that read the site, too. Its difficult writing in a manner that respects boundaries of the position I’m in as well as is accessible to those who frequent my page. I’ve got to be honest. This turn here in the FlyDLUX world has taken it’s toll on me. My mind feels drained all the time. It’d be different if things had taken a turn for the successful, but it hasn’t. It is really hard not to get into a depressive cycle because of all this. I mean Rick and I had this office running like a finely tuned machine. Sure, we were fighting fires constantly, but every employee knew their place, their function, and we had some sense of accomplishment. Then the crushing fist of reality came down upon us. It became apparent that no matter what we did, what problems on our end we fixed, there was someone out there that was deliberately fscking it up for us. Perhaps deliberately fscking it up is too strong, but when you look at the opportunity we had, and the organisation of gifted people we had at this end put together, and look at how it all is dying now, it certainly appears as if...

FlyDLUX Update

I recieved an email from one of our clients/limited partners today through the website. I’m going to post it here because I feel I have nothing to hide. The company should be a glass house, although I must admit I’m getting nervous that since the site is recieiving so much attention due to the company that I might be getting attention eventually from the President and other investors. So I feel its time for a full update and such on company news. But first, the letter .. my response to that will help illuminate a lot of things. It has been edited to protect the identity of people involved. SEPTEMBER 24, 2003 DEAR [Rizzn],SOMEONE ACCIDENTALLY STUMBLED ON YOUR WEBSIITE, AND READ YOUR TAKE ON THE FLY DLUX SCHEME, WHICH YOU EXPLAINED WAS NOT INTENTIONAL. [Rizzn], YOU KNOW ME AS XXXX FROM XXXXX XXXXX. YOU KNOW THE INVESTMENTS WE MADE WITH THE COMPANY, AND HOWEVER YOU EXPLAIN IT, YOU CANNOT TELL ME THAT [The President], WHO TOLD US TO WIRE HIM MONES, A BUNCH, DID NOT SIMULTANEOUSLY KNOW THAT IN FACT HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PRODUCE THE TICKETS. IN FACT, YOU SENT ME CONFIRMATIONS, AND CONSTANT E MAILS WITH THE RESERVATION DETAILS, AND THERE WERE NO ACTUAL RESERVATIONS MADE.[the President] TOLD US TO WORK WITH TONY, AND IF HE IS NOW SAYING, THAT TONY, AN AGENT OF FLY DLUX, I KNOW NOT AN OFFICER, AND CERTAINLY NOT A GENTLEMAN, RAN OFF WITH THE MONIES, THAN WHY DID [The President] TELL ME TO WORK WITH HIM. WHY DID [the President] CONTACT A CLIENT OF MINE, MR. XXXXXXXXX AND CONVINCE...

FlyDLUX Collection

Over time, it has become apparent that I will not stop getting requests for FlyDLUX information. I have collected here all the FlyDLUX info from my blog, and I will occasionally add things as I learn about them. It is important to note that I’m not the best source of information, but I do understand that I might be the only one for most people. I don’t mind discussing it with the occasional random caller, but keep in mind I don’t keep in close contact with Rabbi Finkelstein any longer. FlyDLUX Related: Khashoggi retires from Earthshell Corp. board – 07/08/2005FlyDLUX Update – 11/20/2004FlyDLUX Update – 08/12/2004Resignation Reiteration – 02/02/2004For those seeking restitution – 01/27/2004Letter from Bobbye Finkelstein – 01/22/2004Horrible News on the FlyDLUX Front – 01/20/2004FlyDLUX Update – 11/27/2003Robin Kish – Fact Checker Extraordinairre – 11/15/2003Feelings on the WFOR FlyDLUX Report – 11/13/2003FlyDLUX Grand Send-off – 11/13/2003FlyDLUX/Derrick Update – 10/23/2003FlyDLUX Press Release – 10/15/2003More FlyDLUX Stuff – 10/15/2003The continuing saga of FlyDLUX – 10/01/2003Days and days of nothing – 10/01/2003FlyDLUX Update – 09/24/2003FlyDLUX Update – 09/20/2003Moose Turd Pie – 09/12/2003...