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George asks…

Is Brian Aitken affiliated with Aitken and Spence and is he more a numbers man or numerologist?

http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2009/pr09266.htm
http://profit.ndtv.com/2009/07/24173441/California-Software–Aitken-S.html
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It would seem to be a hugely contradictory and conflicting manoeuver for the owners of a foreign based conglomerate that operates on island to be writing policy statements on behalf of the IMF/World Bank as well as acting as Mission Chief for the country he has private interest in. Furthermore, what are you estimated balance of payments for current year based upon? I see a trajectory of decreasing external debt being manipulated against a formulae of increased private debt creation – how much is Aitken and Spence and its new offshoot CalSpence standing to profit from that in niche technology creation which is really just a interface of available programmes and why would Sri Lanka want to utilize a private venture for such work off island when this program was tied to a different type of government/private cooperation that does not make readily available details of our internal and external distributions and controls to public markets. Another matter that has not been revealed in your statement is the interest rate and terms of repayment. The country is wondering why full terms and the executor were not revealed before what amounts to loan stuffing.
Our commercial debt has greatly decreased in the current programme as has our external debt which you intend to raise considerably.
I would also like to see a statement where a special column is created for CEB and CPC balances as both are under construction loads that will correct on their own and give a irresponsible view of the current position as well as skew what future correction will be attributed by.
“The consolidated government balance includes the Ceylon Electricity Board and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation”
I am also wondering how much of our debt load is created by Aitken-Spence and its affiliated ventures? Numerology in banking and a planned 5 year “recovery” is quite contadictory to both the past available data for privatisation and fully capitalisyic streams that rocked our country in prior years and the economic realities that without the “international financial meltdown”, war at home and major utilities constuction that is nearing completions the economic policies of the country in 2006-2009 period have been quite positive. We would like to see the full terms of this loan package, Brian, as most of us believe in full ledger accounting with proper columnar adjustments much more than numerology.
How has this bond debt been spread out over the matrix?
“Staff estimates based on total stock outstanding of foreign exchange commercial debt plus nonresident purchase of rupee-denominated treasury bonds.”
How much of our commercial debt is based on domestic load and how much on foreign/multinational load and what is the spread on F/MN debt? Final 2 questions what is the cost for this software development and is the 322.2M changing to 332.2M in Q4??? – that is a joke but this policy statement which seems PC and non-revelation of terms is a red flag.
http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2009/pr09266.htm
There also seems to be a discrepancy on the amount of the loan – is the correct figure 2.4, 2.5 or 2.6 billion dollars? I know that there are other discrepancies in the Guardian piece in reference to the numbers in IDP camps – the 280K figure is incorrect and the last complete rolls calculated 250K. There continue to be hurdles to resettling such as huge weapons caches being discovered, continued random acts of terrorism and the fact that many villages and buildings were boobytrapped by LTTE in the last few months of the conflict, conditions at camps are continually improving and would have improved at a more rapid rate if it were not for the continual interjections of INGOs that are reticent to adequate toilets/shelter being provided.
35 more villages in Vavuniya are being resettled in the coming weeks totaling 3000 FAMILIES.

New Niche Finder answers:

I think he’s a bigger con artist than numerologist.

Sandy asks…

What do you think of this push by future G8 leader Berlusconi to regulate the internet internationally?

Excerpts:

Berlusconi said: “The G8 has as its task the regulation of financial markets… I think the next G8 can bring to the table a proposal for a regulation of the internet.”

Berlusconi didn’t explain what he meant by “regulate the internet”, but the mere mention of it has prompted dismay among Italian commentators. Berlusconi owns swathes of the Italian mass media.

Any G8 move next year to “regulate the internet” led by Berlusconi is likely to attract criticism. He has often been accused of using his power to try to silence dissent. He lost a long-running libel battle against The Economist earlier this year after it said he was not “fit to run Italy” and was this week suing American critic Andrew Stille for defamation*.

However, the governments of industrialised nations have been ramping up their rhetoric against internet content they view as unacceptable. The UK has introduced new laws and revived arcane ones to clamp down on extremist websites and niche pornography. Australia is busy implementing filters.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/03/berlusconi_g8_internet/

Isn’t this just one more way to regulate and disallow freedom of speech?

New Niche Finder answers:

I’m sorry to say that I cannot take Italy’s head of state seriously. He carries little credibility with me.

He strikes me like Obama a little. A very bright guy, but nowhere experienced enough to lead a county.

So to answer the question, I think it is bad policy to have someone with so little experience making global suggestions without the knowledge to understand the ramifications.

Mandy asks…

Is blogging a bad way to make money?

I’m starting to think, after 18 months, that blogging is a horrible way to make money. My ROI in terms of time and money spent is almost nil. I make pennies on adsense and that’s it.

So the problem. I’m at a crossroads. I have about 200 subscribers, PR 3, and about 200 visitors per day and I’m thinking about scaling up the blog. Adding a forum, writing an ebook in exchange for email and name, using aweber to build an email list, affiliate marketing, etc, go nuts basically. But this niche does not allow me to show myself, pics, videos because it could hurt me in the ‘real world’. So I feel limited.

So I have a choice start all over with a new blog project in a different niche were it is ok (i.e. socially acceptable) to show myself and not worry about hiring/job problems or something later and have the ability to brand myself. And I’d like to select a bigger niche with more potential.

OR

Say screw it and go in a completely opposite direction and go to ebay and amazon and try retail (although given the economic state who knows).

Man I am frustrated. Your detailed thoughts please.
I have a full time day job.

I’m looking for supplemental income…

Please no spam.

New Niche Finder answers:

Well, my first question would be “Is it a niche that is profitable?”

If not, scrap it.

If so, then there are some things you can do to boost your blog income. I always have a primary and secondary method of generating income on every page of my blogs. Adsense is never my primary — it’s how I earn some coin from those who don’t spend money.

I’d recommend also testing some affiliate programs – if there are good ones within your niche. Plus, you said you have a list? Be sure to be following up with them at least weekly sending them back to your blog.

That should help boost your income.

Plus, be sure you’re focusing some of your time on generating more web traffic so your overall business model can grow.

David asks…

For Obama supporters, read and tell me what you think?

September 30, 2008 12:00 AM
Guilty Party
ACORN, Obama, and the mortgage mess.

By Mona Charen

The financial markets were teetering on the edge of an abyss last week. The secretary of the Treasury was literally on his knees begging the speaker of the House not to sabotage the bailout bill. The crash of falling banks made the earth tremble. The Republican presidential candidate suspended his campaign to deal with the crisis. And amid all this, the Democrats in Congress managed to find time to slip language into the bailout legislation that would provide a dandy little slush fund for ACORN.

ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a busy hive of left-wing agitation and “direct action” that claims chapters in 50 cities and 100,000 dues-paying members. ACORN is where Sixties leftovers who couldn’t get tenure at universities wound up. That the bill-writing Democrats remembered their pet clients during such an emergency speaks volumes. This attempted gift to ACORN (stripped out of the bill after outraged howls from Republicans) demonstrates how little Democrats understand about what caused the mess we’re in.

ACORN does many things under the umbrella of “community organizing.” They agitate for higher minimum wages, attempt to thwart school reform, try to unionize welfare workers (that is, those welfare recipients who are obliged to work in exchange for benefits) and organize voter registration efforts (always for Democrats, of course). Because they are on the side of righteousness and justice, they aren’t especially fastidious about their methods. In 2006, for example, ACORN registered 1,800 new voters in Washington. The only trouble was, with the exception of six, all of the names submitted were fake. The secretary of state called it the “worst case of election fraud in our state’s history.” As Fox News reported: “The ACORN workers told state investigators that they went to the Seattle public library, sat at a table and filled out the voter registration forms. They made up names, addresses, and Social Security numbers and in some cases plucked names from the phone book. One worker said it was a lot of hard work making up all those names and another said he would sit at home, smoke marijuana and fill out the forms.”

ACORN explained that this was an “isolated” incident, yet similar stories have been reported in Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, and Colorado — all swing states, by the way. ACORN members have been prosecuted for voter fraud in a number of states. (See www.rottenacorn.com.) Their philosophy seems to be that everyone deserves the right to vote, whether legal or illegal, living or dead.

ACORN recognized very early the opportunity presented by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977. As Stanley Kurtz has reported, ACORN proudly touted “affirmative action” lending and pressured banks to make subprime loans. Madeline Talbott, a Chicago ACORN leader, boasted of “dragging banks kicking and screaming” into dubious loans. And, as Sol Stern reported in City Journal, ACORN also found a remunerative niche as an “advisor” to banks seeking regulatory approval. “Thus we have J.P. Morgan & Co., the legatee of the man who once symbolized for many all that was supposedly evil about American capitalism, suddenly donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to ACORN.” Is this a great country or what? As conservative community activist Robert Woodson put it, “The same corporations that pay ransom to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton pay ransom to ACORN.”

ACORN attracted Barack Obama in his youthful community organizing days. Madeline Talbott hired him to train her staff — the very people who would later descend on Chicago’s banks as CRA shakedown artists. The Democratic nominee later funneled money to the group through the Woods Fund, on whose board he sat, and through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, ditto. Obama was not just sympathetic — he was an ACORN fellow traveler.

Now you could make the case that before 2008, well-intentioned people were simply unaware of what their agitation on behalf of non-credit-worthy borrowers could lead to. But now? With the whole financial world and possibly the world economy trembling and cracking like a cement building in an earthquake, Democrats continue to try to fund their friends at ACORN? And, unashamed, they then trot out to the TV cameras to declare “the party is over” for Wall Street (Nancy Pelosi)? The party should be over for the Democrats who brought us to this pass. If Obama wins, it means hiring an arsonist to fight a fire

For Julie, I did bother to read it and McCain didn’t receive any money from that and Keating went to jail. McCain admits it was wrong and is now a big reformer for doing the right thing. Obama is a part of this FM, and FM deal and you don’t want to see the truth. Will the press admit that Obama is in the scandal, probably not because they are so stuck on him being “the Messiah” that they are wearing blinders.

New Niche Finder answers:

Wow—too bad republicans can’t cast multiple votes also.—–the DNC and associates just keep getting dirtier—nothing could surprise us anymore they could do.

Mark asks…

Do you know any Obama History before the Senate?

Have you seen some of what he was doing before he was voted into the Senate?
For educational purposes for non-believers:
ACORN, Obama, and the Mortgage Mess

By Mona Charen

The financial markets were teetering on the edge of an abyss last week. The
secretary of the Treasury was literally on his knees begging the speaker of
the House not to sabotage the bailout bill. The crash of falling banks made
the earth tremble. The Republican presidential candidate suspended his
campaign to deal with the crisis. And amid all this, the Democrats in
Congress managed to find time to slip language into the bailout legislation
that would provide a dandy little slush fund for ACORN.

ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now,
a busy hive of left-wing agitation and “direct action” that claims chapters
in 50 cities and 100,000 dues-paying members. ACORN is where Sixties
leftovers who couldn’t get tenure at universities wound up. That the
bill-writing Democrats remembered their pet clients during such an emergency
speaks volumes. This attempted gift to ACORN (stripped out of the bill after
outraged howls from Republicans) demonstrates how little Democrats
understand about what caused the mess we’re in.

ACORN does many things under the umbrella of “community organizing.” They
agitate for higher minimum wages, attempt to thwart school reform, try to
unionize welfare workers (that is, those welfare recipients who are obliged
to work in exchange for benefits) and organize voter registration efforts
(always for Democrats, of course). Because they are on the side of
righteousness and justice, they aren’t especially fastidious about their
methods. In 2006, for example, ACORN registered 1,800 new voters in
Washington. The only trouble was, with the exception of six, all of the
names submitted were fake. The secretary of state called it the “worst case
of election fraud in our state’s history.” As Fox News reported:

“The ACORN workers told state investigators that they went to the Seattle
public library, sat at a table and filled out the voter registration forms.
They made up names, addresses, and Social Security numbers and in some cases
plucked names from the phone book. One worker said it was a lot of hard work
making up all those names and another said he would sit at home, smoke
marijuana and fill out the forms.”

ACORN explained that this was an “isolated” incident, yet similar stories
have been reported in Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, and Colorado — all swing
states, by the way. ACORN members have been prosecuted for voter fraud in a
number of states. (See www.rottenacorn.com
.) Their philosophy seems to be that everyone deserves the right to vote,
whether legal or illegal, living or dead.

ACORN recognized very early the opportunity presented by the Community
Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977. As Stanley Kurtz has reported, ACORN proudly
touted “affirmative action” lending and pressured banks to make subprime
loans. Madeline Talbott, a Chicago ACORN leader, boasted of “dragging banks
kicking and screaming” into dubious loans. And, as Sol Stern reported in
City Journal, ACORN also found a remunerative niche as an “advisor” to banks
seeking regulatory approval. “Thus we have J.P. Morgan & Co., the legatee of
the man who once symbolized for many all that was supposedly evil about
American capitalism, suddenly donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to
ACORN.” Is this a great country or what? As conservative community activist
Robert Woodson put it, “The same corporations that pay ransom to Jesse
Jackson and Al Sharpton pay ransom to ACORN.”

ACORN attracted Barack Obama in his youthful community organizing days.
Madeline Talbott hired him to train her staff — the very people who would
later descend on Chicago’s banks as CRA shakedown artists. The Democratic
nominee later funneled money to the group through the Woods Fund, on whose
board he sat, and through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, ditto. Obama was
not just sympathetic — he was an ACORN fellow traveler.

Now you could make the case that before 2008, well-intentioned people were
simply unaware of what their agitation on behalf of non-credit-worthy
borrowers could lead to. But now? With the whole financial world and
possibly the world economy trembling and cracking like a cement building in
an earthquake, Democrats continue to try to fund their friends at ACORN?
And, unashamed, they then trot out to the TV cameras to declare “the party
is over” for Wall Street (Nancy Pelosi)? The party should be over for the
Democrats who brought us to this pass. If Obama wins, it means hiring an
arsonist to fight a fire.

New Niche Finder answers:

Oh he was doing plenty and not just smoking a joint.

Read his senate record that may shock you. A great number of his proposals are strictly for the blacks.

More here
http://obamawtf.blogspot.com/2008/02/is-obama-talking-parrot.html

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