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[H]e was unhappy with us calling them out. So our firm took the number one rated analyst, the guy who essentially created the category, and fired him two weeks before the 2000 presidential election, it is a shocking story, but it goes to show you that they didn't care about what we were saying. They didn't care about research whatsoever. They didn't care about the truth. What they cared about was making the people that they thought were powerful happy.
While not recession-proof, the toy industry has been resilient in downturns... we believe parents will continue to prioritize spend on their children, even in tough economic times, with approximately 65% to 70% of our sales usually coming in the second half of the year, there is time to regain sales momentum.
As part of World Cup organizers efforts, World Cup organizers country is preparing a comprehensive security strategy, it has been serious from the very start, it has been taken very seriously by all appropriate government agencies. I don’t think that it could be any more serious. The threats have always been taken into account.