Before I say this, I have to say that I was very angry when Trekunited went into its own creative idea instead of continuing on Saving Enterprise. I left in a huff because I definately felt betrayed that what I wanted was not what the managers wanted. So if at the time, I said something to offend, then I apologize now. This site tried at one point and still has good memories for many.
So here is the idea. At the time of Save Enterprise was still the main focus many kind of mentioned that stocks was truly the only way to have a say. Today I read the news, http://www.prnewswir.......98245= which basically says that Redstone is entrenching himself with more and more ownership and is buying out stock. Currently Viacom has two different stocks (very common) and the number of stocks equals
Class A Common Stock 59,133,477
Class B Common Stock 629,995,752
If enough Star Trek people collectively owned shares that equaled that of management, then we could set up a voting block. If there is enough small time investors who agree to have one person vote continually for the entertainment that we want, then we get a voice. Owning one share gives you a little bit of a voice, but it's the collective that controls. If every trekkie spent the money to buy one or more share at http://www.scottrade.com/ which costs the price of stock plus $7 and we had a place to come together to find our common voice without Redstone then we create a voting block. There are only 700 million stocks out there, and we don't need to own all 700 million for a voice. Either way I am happy that I invested in Viacom when Enterprise was going down as I feel that I bought into my entertainment AND bought a little bit of money making tool for the future. Now that I know that Redstone is out to buy stock with his company, I'll be on guard not to sign any documents saying to sell. I just wish that someone had the power to push the fat cat away from Star Trek.
Lastly the best part of this is that once you buy stock, you retain complete control over your money. You can sell whenever you wish and are not bound to remain in the collective agreement unless you agree. (The agreement would be way later once people actually started talking.)
Edited by greta2242, 30 May 2007 - 12:49 PM.