#2467: Serco’s Long-Range Tags and 8(a) Visas – Carly’s Pig/Bear Death-Pool Clocks – Syria’s Entangled Genocide
1. AD ASSERTS THAT SERCO HAS BEEN DEPLOYING LONG-RANGE TAGGED OFFENDERS WITH 8(A) VISAS to extort control over the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and its 822 institutional investors representing $95 trillion of assets under management through a City of London Bitcoin scam.
2. AD ASSERTS THAT FORMER HP CEO CARLY FIORINA EQUIPPED PIG/BEAR (CAMERON/PUTIN) SPECIAL FORCES WITH DEATH-POOL CLOCKS so CDP investors and their hedge-fund managers can bet on the times of deaths of the world’s useless breathers and pay assassins from the Bitcoin pot.
3. AD ASSERTS THAT SERCO’S 8(A) CRIME GROUPS HAVE ENTANGLED SYRIAN CITIZENS IN A GENOCIDE and – short of WW3 – that the case for disentanglement (see http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/ISEC_a_00197) will need the next U.S. president to bring brains without baggage to the problem.
United States Marine Field McConnell (http://www.abeldanger.net/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html) is writing an e-book “Shaking Hands With the Devil’s Clocks” and invites readers to e-mail him images (examples below) for a proof by contradiction of the three assertions above.
“David Cameron Calls Reported Russian Bombing Of Free Syrian Army Positions A ‘Retrograde Step
The Huffington Post UK | By Paul Vale
Posted: 30/09/2015 21:05 BST
Updated: 01/10/2015 02:59 BST
David Cameron has called the Russian bombing of Syria a “retrograde step” after reports Moscow’s forces targeted positions held by the Free Syrian Army. During a visit to Jamaica on Wednesday, the British prime minister said the UK intelligence would “carefully” examine the bombing missions undertaken by Russia’s forces.
“I have a clear view that if this is a part of international action against Isil, that appalling terrorist death cult outfit, then that is all to the good,” he said. “If, on the other hand, this is action against the Free Syrian Army in support of Assad the dictator, then obviously that is a retrograde step but let us see exactly what has happened.”
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday evening, US defence chief Ashton Carter said Russian strikes were in areas “where there were probably not Isil forces,” accusing Putin’s forces of “pouring gasoline on the fire” of the four-year civil war.
“Russia states an intent to fight Isil on the one hand, and to support the Bashar al-Assad regime on the other,” he added. “Fighting Isil without pursuing a parallel political transition only risks escalating the civil war in Syria — and with it, the very extremism and instability that Moscow claims to be concerned about and aspire to fighting.”
Earlier on Wednesday, the Russian parliament agreed to military intervention in the Middle East, responding to a plea for help from President Bashar al-Assad. The Russian military said the bombing targeted members of the Islamic State, however US officials said Russian planes attacked the Homs area held by the anti-Assad Free Syrian Army.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday no ground troops will be deployed in Syria, and pushing for the government in Damascus to reach an agreement with opposition forces. Speaking from Moscow, he said: “I know that President Assad understands that and is ready for such a process. We hope that he will be active and flexible and ready to compromise in the name of his country and his people.”
Speaking at the United Nations, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US had “grave concerns” over reports that Russia’s military hit targets free of Islamic State fighters. He added the terrorist group “cannot be defeated as long as Bashar al-Assad remains president of Syria.”
In the UK, Tory MP Colonel Bob Stewart, who sits on the UK’s defence select committee, backed the Russian attack, suggesting Assad was a more welcome ally than the Islamic State. “In order to defeat the great Satan you might have to put up with a lesser devil as well,” he noted. “I am pleased that the Russians have said they are going to intervene and I hope very much that it helps contribute to the extinguishing of this appalling threat to mankind.”
James Gray, the Conservative MP for North Wiltshire, who also sits on the defence select committee member, echoed those sentiments. “My enemy’s enemy is my friend, to some degree,” he said. “You can’t fight both Assad and IS at the same time.”
“Forget Gold, Bitcoin is Backed by Time
Travis Patron (@TravisPatron) | Published on July 4, 2015 at 11:00 BST
Travis Patron is a digital money researcher and author of The Bitcoin Revolution: An Internet of Money. Here he explains why bitcoin may be an intrinsically valuable form of money because it is regulated through time-bound algorithms.
One of the most common criticisms of bitcoin is it is not backed by anything, nor is it intrinsically valuable. However, pundits have long been arguing that the US dollar has no intrinsic value and neither does gold.
The utter misconception of this economic principle as it relates to bitcoin is too large, and too important to ignore. Everything from Dutch tulips in the 17th century to stacks of paper USD notes have had some degree of intrinsic value. What we need to debate is the quality of intrinsic value attributed to each.
What cryptocurrency investors and enthusiasts must understand is that bitcoin is not only a financial asset with considerable intrinsic value, but it is regulated by a universal constant unlike any man-made money system that has come before it – time itself.
This universal construct allows us to plot the supply schedule of bitcoin, meaning it is highly predictable while also being uncheatable through the manipulation found in traditional monetary policies.
The argument goes that dollars are backed by the US government and the largest force of military might on the planet, but what is backing bitcoin? Even if programmable, digital money brings intrinsically valuable capabilities, how can we have faith in it if there is no core party overseeing its acceptance and adoption?
At the very root of what makes the bitcoin network tick is a regulatory algorithm determining that new blocks of bitcoin will be mined on average every 10 minutes. This ‘uncheatable’ maths which is intelligently constructed by system design, ensures that nothing can alter the predetermined issuance rate, nor the block size halving rate, of bitcoin.
Every 10 minutes, more bitcoin becomes available at a disinflationary rate. This mathematical guarantee formulated by a crude form of artificial intelligence is exactly what backs a system that boasts remarkable intrinsic value.
Friedman’s k-percent rule
American economist, statistician and writer Milton Friedman once posed the idea of replacing central banking institutions with a computer capable of mechanically managing the supply of money.
He proposed a fixed monetary rule, called Friedman’s k-percent rule, where money supply would be calculated by known macroeconomic and financial factors, targeting a specific level or range of inflation.
Under this rule, a central reserve bank would have no leeway as money supply increases could be determined by a computer and the market (and its citizens) could then anticipate all monetary policy decisions.
Will we ever see Friedman’s computerized banking institution put into action? Considering the mining network is the closest thing to an authority within bitcoin, and mining will only get more specialized and thus centralized in the future, we may well already be on the path towards it.
An intelligent force
Bitcoin boasts the economic backing of a force magnitudes more intelligent and pervasive than the promise of men and military might: an uncheatable, highly predictable, chronological supply schedule enabled by Friedman’s k-percent rule.
Friedman predicted the rise of a computer capable of automatically adjusting the inflation rate of money, and this is precisely what we see in the case of bitcoin, as a regulatory algorithm intelligently adjusts the mining difficulty to make the issuance of blocks more or less easy depending on the demand for network hashing power.
The computerized function of the bitcoin system boasts intrinsic value which will continue to grow as more users join the fold and the network becomes more valuable for every participant.
No money system we have seen to date can claim it is chronologically regulated. The universal construct of time is the backing of the bitcoin digital economy.
Time image via Shutterstock
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, CoinDesk.”
Bitcoin: ‘Assassination Market’ website raising the online virtual currency to hire assassins that target key US figures revealed
Those allegedly targeted on the site include Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, President Obama and NSA director Keith Alexander
Tuesday 19 November 2013 18:27 GMT
Bitcoin, the online virtual currency, has long been associated with the dark side of the web. The anonymity it provides has made it a favourite haunt of drug dealers and anyone else looking to sell illicit goods or services.
But even more alarming examples of underworld exploitation of Bitcoin have started to emerge, among them claims made anonymously to a writer for Forbes magazine this week that he is the mastermind behind a website called Assassination Market, which purports to encourage individuals to pay into crowd-sourced funds with Bitcoins that in turn can be used to reward those who murder top government officials.
The idea – assuming it is not a scam merely to dupe gullible followers out of increasingly valuable Bitcoins – is as simple as it is grotesque. The larger the funds grow, the greater the payment to those who successfully rub out federal officials whose actions appear most heinous to the site’s users. To receive their bounty, shooters must prove they are behind a successful hit.
So far those allegedly targeted on the site, which runs on the encrypted Tor network which guarantees anonymity, include Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, President Barack Obama and NSA director Keith Alexander. The largest bounty on offer is for Mr Bernanke’s head – 124.14 Bitcoins, roughly $75,000 (£46,500) or more if the value of the currency keeps rising.
Contacted by Forbes writer Andy Greenberg, the creator of Assassination Market identified himself as Kuwabatake Sanjuro and said the purpose was to destroy “all governments, everywhere.” He said he conceived of the site after reading news reports of the NSA’s spying operations, leaked by Edward Snowden.”
“London takes the lead in Bitcoin innovation
29 June 2015 3:28am
by Annabelle Williams
London is fast becoming a global hub for development of innovations using digital currency Bitcoin. City institutions including the Bank of England, Barclays, UBS and Goldman Sachs are all looking into the potential for using Bitcoin to speed up processes in traditional finance.
Bitcoin is a digital currency which is bought online and then either used for web transactions or held as a store of value. One of the unique aspects of the currency is that every transaction is recorded on a vast spreadsheet stored in the cloud and known as the “blockchain.”
Users’ identities are hidden on the blockchain, but a unique identifier prevents a Bitcoin from being spent more than once.
It is this technology which banks believe could be used for cheaper and faster money transfers, as well as clearing and settlements of trades, which are presently slowed down by legacy systems at the banks.
It is hoped that using a decentralised ledger to record transactions could remove the requirement for a central clearing authority.
A report released this month, co-authored by Santander, estimates that blockchain technology could reduce banks’ infrastructure costs related to cross-border payments, securities trading and regulatory compliance by $20bn (£12.7bn) a year up to 2022.
“George Osborne has been among the most vigorous champions for making London a hub for the new technology,” says Nathaniel Popper, author of new book Digital Gold. The chancellor earmarked £10m for investment into Bitcoin research during the last Budget.
The plans are testament to Bitcoin’s strength, as its architecture is considered so brilliant all the big players want to use it. But it’s ironic too – “Bitcoin is becoming integrated with the very thing that it was trying to circumvent,” explains Popper.
One of the biggest impediments to Bitcoin’s growth is that it is too volatile to be used for its original purpose as a digital currency. It is struggling with a chicken and egg conundrum; greater takeup of Bitcoin will only happen when it becomes less volatile, but lower volatility depends on it being more widely used. To some, this means Bitcoin’s future lies in other areas.
Bitcoin’s early developers hoped to create a kind of monetary utopia, through a currency that has no affiliation to a central bank. It is also anti-inflationary, as a finite number of Bitcoins will be created. Its creator, an anonymous genius who goes by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, launched the currency three months after the fall of Lehman Brothers. Hidden in the code was a reference to a newspaper headline announcing the UK was on the brink of a second bank bailout. This was a pivotal moment in monetary history, and reflect how Bitcoin’s creator had a social – even political – motivation in creating the currency.
“There was a sense that if you change the way money works you can change power structures. You take power from [central banks] and give it to the people who use the currency,” Popper explains.
In a way, Bitcoin has become “the exact opposite of what its founders wanted it to be,” he adds. “That’s what makes it so interesting – there is a battle between idealism and reality.”
In the meantime, Bitcoin is slowly becoming less volatile, with price spikes less frequent and severe – which bodes well for the digital currency’s future.”
Jan 31, 2001
SBA modernizes to help feed its growing programs
BY PATRICIA DAUKANTAS | GCN STAFF
Under a five-year plan for overhauling its information technology systems, the Small Business Administration recently acquired new software for financial and other administrative tasks.
By the time SBA celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2003, agency officials want all their programs up and running around the clock, chief financial officer Joseph Loddo said.
In the first phase of the modernization, the agency has upgraded systems for managing its extensive portfolio of guaranteed loans, chief operating officer Kristine Marcy said.
SBA processed its first electronic loan last November through its Sacramento, Calif., office and plans to add more private lenders during fiscal 2001.
The agency’s staffing level has dropped 22 percent over the past eight years, which is another reason to improve IT, Marcy said. Over the past decade, SBA’s portfolio of loans to small and disadvantaged businesses has more than doubled to $50 billion.
‘We’re a small agency with a huge portfolio,’ Marcy said. SBA supplies more than half of the U.S. venture capital available each year.
Seventy percent to 80 percent of the loans are booked through a preferred lender program, which involves nearly 7,000 banks, Marcy said. SBA guarantees the loans, just as the government backs student and housing loans.
‘The financial and IT businesses were changing so rapidly, we had to make some changes to stay current with the private sector,’ Marcy said. Banks had been asking SBA to make faster decisions on loan guarantees. The agency decided to aim for a turnaround time of one hour.
In the second phase of modernization, SBA is revamping its financial, human resources, procurement and travel systems with Web-enabled Oracle Corp. applications.
Online in October
The financial system will use Oracle’s U.S. Federal Financials 3.3, which meets the requirements of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program.
SBA announced the $1.5 million Oracle contract late last year and plans to bring the software online by Oct. 1, Loddo said.
‘We need to make sure we are appropriately sensitive to small businesses’ and have small-business partners, not just Oracle, Marcy said.
The second-phase integrator, SRA International Inc. of Arlington, Va., has subcontracted with a number of small firms for things such as training and data conversion.
Also, a core team of senior SBA employees has been transferred away from day-to-day tasks to help with the modernization, Loddo said.
In the final phase of the modernization, SBA will upgrade the computers in its 8(a) Business Development Program, which assists small businesses in competing for government contracts, Marcy said. The agency wants to be able to improve its tracking of clients’ successes and failures.”
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British PM David Cameron Selects Bitcoin Company for Asian Delegation
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The City of London has long been considered the financial hub of Europe, and the inclusion of Bitcoin company, Blockchain, on last weeks trade delegation to South East Asia, suggests the UK Government may be positioning itself to take a similar role in the world of cryptocurrency.
Blockchain may be considered an interesting choice to accompany Prime Minister, David Cameron, on such a visit alongside such British stalwarts as Rolls Royce and Lloyds of London. But trade missions are designed to give a more holistic (yet of course unabashedly positive) view of the potential of British trade partners, indicating that the UK government sees the company as one of the country’s bright hopes for the future.
Although the British Government is yet to announce a regulatory framework regarding cryptocurrencies, recent indications have been overwhelmingly positive. Back in February, the Bank of England altered its previous stance on digital currencies, publishing a report espousing many of the benefits of both Bitcoin and blockchain technologies, as reported on CoinTelegraph.
And in his 2015 budget, UK Chancellor George Osborne announced a £10M research fund looking into the opportunities presented by cryptocurrency, whilst at the same time promising any regulation would be designed to “support innovation and prevent criminal use.”
Osborne has also made several comments through Twitter and other avenues publicly supporting Bitcoin.
Blockchain has been experiencing impressive growth recently. The London-based company now claims over 4 million users, and a doubling of transactions through its wallets and API in the past six months. So with an announcement on a regulatory framework expected soon, perhaps the inclusion of the company seems a little less esoteric.
Blockchain co-founder and CEO, Peter Smith states:
“We’ve been working pretty closely with Number 10 and the policy makers in the U.K. generally. I think the invitation is a reflection of the positive relationship and the Prime Minister’s dedication to fintech, and especially fintech 2.0.”
London’s “Silicon Roundabout,” situated around Old Street, “just up the road” from the financial district of the city, is already an impressive hub of tech startups. Thus, it would certainly make sense for the UK to consider the benefits of a regulatory framework promoting cross breeding between the two industries.
In addition, London has reportedly over 44,000 people working in the booming fintech sector, more than New York or Silicon Valley.
It seems that with government support, the UK is certainly well-placed to capitulate on this and become a truly global player in the world of cryptocurrency and fintech
However, this initiative could be significantly undermined and hurt business if the government’s controversial Investigatory Powers Bill is passed. This includes a mandatory requirement for software companies to include cryptographic back-doors, making a mockery of having secure cryptography in the first place, and leading to one prominent company, Eris Industries, already threatening to leave the UK.”
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“Disowned by Cameron, the raffish men-only club that his father once ran
By HARRY MOUNT FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 22:15 GMT, 18 July 2013 | UPDATED: 16:22 GMT, 19 July 2013
As the BBC is embroiled in yet another row over sexism after presenter John Inverdale’s poorly judged on air-comments, and MPs scramble in Westminster to condemn male-only establishments – just down the road, at White’s in St James’s, it is very much business as usual. The exclusive membership only establishment – the ‘original ‘old boy’s club’ – is the grandest, oldest and most notoriously difficult to gain entrance to. Once, every Prime Minister from Robert Walpole in the early 18th century to Robert Peel in the mid-19th was a member, and the club boasts a bar which ‘has not shut for 200 years’. But White’s – to which only one woman, the Queen, has ever been allowed entrance – was quietly disowned by David Cameron in 2008, despite his father Ian once being chairman. The Prime Minister is said to be the only member to have left of his own free will.
Here, HARRY MOUNT takes a look at the history of Britain’s most notorious male only club – where rakes, rogues and royals have drunk side by side.
The Culture Secretary Maria Miller would, it’s safe to say, disapprove of White’s, the grandest, oldest, raciest gentlemen’s club in London. But, then again, she’s unlikely to be invited to visit. The only woman who’s ever been entertained there is Her Majesty the Queen.
All-male clubs have been the subject of Mrs Miller’s ire this week as she attacked the men-only policy of Muirfield, which is hosting golf’s Open Championship.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister gave her his full support. A spokesman for David Cameron condemned such all-male clubs as looking ‘more to the past than they do to the future.’
But Mr Cameron was not always so high-minded.
Until fairly recently he was a member of the notorious White’s club, just up the road from St James’s Palace. Indeed his late father, Ian, was its chairman. But the future Prime Minister tactically resigned when Leader of the Opposition because the all-male club didn’t fit with his vision of modern Conservatism.
It is said that he is the only member to have left of his own free will – and not by death or shameful forced resignation.
The club was founded in 1693 as a hot-chocolate house by an Italian, Francesco Bianco, whose name translated into Francis White – and thus White’s. It soon graduated to more intoxicating practices, notably heavy drinking and gambling.
For centuries, it has taken pride in its reputation as the hardest of the London gentleman’s clubs to get into.
The Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, said there were only two things that an Englishman cannot command – being made a Knight of the Garter or a member of White’s.”
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After a dismal failure with the first air drop, Stirling discussed the idea of LRDG providing “taxi” service to and from enemy targets. The LRDG agreed but eventually this became an undue stress for the LRDG as they still had their other duties to do. Eventually the SAS acquired their own vehicles and were taught the necessary desert navigational skills by the LRDG. Unlike the LRDG, the SAS did little reconnaissance work and no surveying work, concentrating principally on destruction of enemy airfields.
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“GOP Candidate Carly Fiorina [Cara Carleton Sneed] Pathological Liar And Protegée Of NSA And CIA Boss Michael Hayden
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GOP Candidate Carly Fiorina Born Cara Carleton Sneed Unmasked as Top Spook, Pathological Liar and Protegée of NSA and CIA Boss Michael Hayden; Carly Holds Top Secret Security Clearance; Downsizing and Runaway Shop Queen Attended Posh London Private School; Father Was Elitist Dean of Duke University Law School and Federal Appellate Judge; Claim She Started as Secretary Is a Tissue of Lies; Her Candidacy Raises Issue of Intelligence Community Asset in the White House
Carly Fiorina, whose birth name is Cara Carleton Sneed, claims that she started as a secretary and heroically rose to become a CEO of Hewlett Packard.
Republican candidates seeking to dupe their gullible supporters and mask their dubious personal backgrounds often tout this typical Horatio Alger rags-to-riches story. Carly Fiorina is no exception to this pattern however her personality is saturated with this lie and many others as well as exhibiting signs of insanity that only comes from being attached at the hip to the intelligence establishment.
Fiorina’s father was Joseph Tyree Sneed, III who would become the dean of Duke University School of Law, a Deputy Attorney General, and a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Readers are reminded that the only judicial level higher than the circuit appellate court is the Supreme Court; this would make Carly’s father an incredibly influential and well-connected individual. Carly went to the posh all-girls Channing School in London and then to Stanford University. It is likely that Carly’s story of starting as a humble secretary came as a result of her father pressuring her to taking up a job with Kelly Girls, which she did during the summer as a student at Stanford. After dropping out of law school at UCLA and she moved on to business school and then to her well publicized career as an asset stripper and wrecker of companies like Lucent and Hewlett-Packard.
It was allegedly only after the board of directors at Hewlett-Packard fired her that Carly came into the orbit of the intelligence community, but some are skeptical. She had previously provided services for the Pentagon through an unpaid position on the Defense Business Board. But her breakthrough came when she was picked by the infamous war criminal Michael Hayden to lead the CIA’s External Advisory Board. The National Review reported:
“Hayden called up the CEO of Hewlett Packard, Carly Fiorina. ‘HP made precisely the equipment we needed, and we needed in bulk,’ says Robert Deitz, who was general counsel at the NSA from 1998 to 2006. Deitz recalls that a tractor-trailer full of HP servers and other equipment was on the Washington, D.C. Beltway, en route to retailers, at the very moment Hayden called. Fiorina instructed her team to postpone the retailer delivery and have the driver stop. An NSA police car met up with the tractor-trailer and the truck proceeded, with an armed escort, to NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. It was an early moment in the close professional relationship between Hayden and Fiorina. Five years later, President George W. Bush named Hayden director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Upon assuming control at Langley, Hayden decided that he wanted to create an ‘External Advisory Board.’ He once again turned to Fiorina, and she went on to chair that board.”
The National Review article goes on to detail how Carly was a consistent presence in at Langley and worked on “assembling recommendations for national-security policy and developing a close working relationship with some of the most powerful officials in the administration.”
Robert Deitz, the source for much of the Review’s commentary on Fiorina, is now a loyal supporter of her campaign. He also told the Review that Fiorina had “more or less” the highest level of security clearance. Fiorina sat on a panel during her tenure at the CIA that was faced with the question of whether foreign intelligence had a future in the country; her panel’s answer is classified but Dietz reported that it was “unclear” whether the intelligence community would require major adjustments to continue its foreign intelligence operations.
As President, Carly would make the Nixon and Bush 43 administrations look like the ACLU. Her sponsor, Michael Hayden, was the head of the NSA and then the CIA, and was for a time the highest ranking US military officer. He is a totalitarian bureaucrat, once telling reporters that probable cause for search warrants was not a part of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures. He was up to his neck in NSA wiretaps and snooping, including the abortive Project Trailblazer, which was widely criticized and shut down. Fiorina would shred what is left of civil liberties.”
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More than 1.7 billion e-mail messages per year
4.1 billion browser transactions per week
10 terabytes of data throughput per day over NMCI
The best in network and operations security
HP operates network operations centers (NOC) in Norfolk and Quantico, Va.; San Diego, Calif; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. All of our centers maintain network performance and security across the entire enterprise environment 24/7, 365 days a year.
Around the clock services
HP operates three enterprise service desks in Norfolk, Va.; San Diego, Calif.; and Boise, Idaho, supporting both classified and unclassified NMCI users.
NMCI was the first network to fully implement U.S. Department of Defense IA standards in both classified and unclassified environments and supports the Common Access Card to enable access to the NMCI network.
The Deployed Site Transport Boundary (DSTB) allows Sailors and Marines to take the full capability of the NMCI network into remote locations and disaster zones where humanitarian aid is required.”
“HP broadened our definition of a minority business in 2009. The main category of businesses our supplier diversity program supports are minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned and small businesses. For the first time, we have included lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender-owned (LBGT-owned) businesses in the definition. Through our new sponsorship of, and collaboration with, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), we will maintain a pipeline of potential LBGT-owned suppliers. In 2009, we also increased our sponsorship of women-owned businesses.”
“A dead pool, also known as a death pool, is a game of prediction which involves guessing when someone will die. Sometimes it is a bet where money is involved. The combination of dead or death, and betting pool, refers to such a gambling arrangement.[clarification needed]
In the early 20th century, death pools were popular in dangerous sports such as motorsport, for example the first edition of the Indianapolis 500.
A typical modern dead pool might have players pick out celebrities who they think will die within the year. Most games start on January 1, and run for 12 months although there are some variations on game length and timing.
In 2000, website Fucked Company claimed to be a “dot-com dead pool” which invited users to predict the next Internet startups to fail during that era’s dot com bust. The site itself folded in 2007 after a long history as a target for strategic lawsuits against public participation by companies.”
Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222
David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation