Posted by grapeshisha at 3:18 PM
Love how they can get the Dubayy and Abu Zaby thing so wrong. Even if it were right, wouldn't "Locals" spell it in Arabic?
Posted by grapeshisha at 3:09 PM
Today the Human Rights Education Associates issued a statement entitled No Free Trade Pacts Without Reform. The article is a clear summary of treatment of the workers, and a critique of the UAE Government. It warrants your time and thought. It ends on this note:
The governments of the United States, the European Union, and Australia
are currently negotiating free trade agreements with the UAE. Human Rights
Watch called on these governments to require improvement of UAE’s labor
practices and legal standards before signing such agreements. Human Rights
Watch also urged these governments to include in any free trade agreements
reached with the UAE strong, enforceable workers’ rights provisions that
require parties’ labor laws to meet international standards, and the
effective enforcement of those laws.
There is more to come. They have conducted a full review of conditions and will be releasing them soon. Could a matter that has been swept under the carpet for so long rear its ugly head to be the stumbling block in the UAE's quest to be become the trade partner to the world? If there was ever a time for the UAE to address human rights issues, now is it. For the good of the workers, for the good of the UAE, for the good of humanity. The world is watching.
Posted by grapeshisha at 11:48 PM
Posted by grapeshisha at 8:54 PM
Dubai is "perfectly located to be the global hub of this century," Flanagan said. "Look at a map of the world, with the Americas down one side, and China and Japan down the other. If you balance that all on a point, that point is Dubai."
The artcile talks of non retailation on the Ports Deal, Emirates domination of the long haul and how the airline's success can be alikened to the success of Dubai thusfar. A pretty accurate analogy at some levels.
Posted by grapeshisha at 11:30 AM
Posted by grapeshisha at 11:24 AM
Posted by grapeshisha at 11:15 AM
ME: Excuse me?
MIBS: Yes, boss. [Aside, I like being called boss randomly like this]
ME: Do you have braces here?
MIBS: [blank stare]
ME: No. Braces.
ME: [small chuckle, is this guy messing with me?]
ME: No. BRACES [I do the Stan Laurel motion]
MIBS: You mean shirt?
ME: No! You know - braces, to hold up trousers?
ME: No. Like belt, but two...held with clip...
MIBS: OH! You mean BRACES!
MIBS: [hahhaahahahahaha] I no understand your accent. You have funny accent.
ME: Like English Accent?
MIBS: Yes, boss, like English accent.
ME: OK, so...where are the braces then?
MIBS: Braces? We don't sell braces here. We sell belts. You want belt. Belt is better. We have nice belt.
ME: *&***&*& *&* ****
MIBS: Boss, it's on sale, boss. Boss?
Posted by grapeshisha at 10:55 PM
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:44 PM
For those that are not into the financial mumbo jumbo, a currency future is essentially a contract to buy or sell a foreign currency on a future date at an agreed set price. These can be traded on an exchange. What this does is allow companies or, indeed, individuals to hedge against foreign currency risk.
It usually revolves around one currency, the USD, and since the Dirham is currently pegged to it, it seems a good move in a region which sits close between the Far East and the West. And thus it will trade in Yen, Euros and Pounds.
Why is this important? With all the trade that is coming through here, companies will want to minimise the risk of operations elsewhere. It also sets the precendent for Dubai being the Finance Centre of the Middle East, ahead of Qatar and Bahrain.
The specifics have yet to be drawn up, but somebody somewhere is has got their thinking hat on. Furthermore, with a Gulf wide Common Currency to be implemented within the next 5-10 years, this move could be very smart indeed.
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:30 AM
"Branson’s style is to come in cheap, blaze the market and hope it will stay loyal. And it usually works — in the last thirty years, Virgin has created five totally separate billion dollar businesses."
Emirates Airline, be afraid. This is a growth market and Richard is going to take as much of that as possible from under your nose.
Posted by grapeshisha at 7:33 PM
Posted by grapeshisha at 7:21 PM
The page also links to data, in Excel format, and although some of it is a little out of date, it gives an interesting view of world. FYI, the UAE scores highest on net immigration at 59% closely followed by Qatar.
The population maps are particularly interesing with India and China looking like real powerhouses.
Posted by grapeshisha at 10:47 AM
Al Mubarak, Head of Mubadala said: “The next five to eight years will be a very exciting time. I think it is like the early days of Singapore.”
Interesting times for Abu Dhabi. Read the Sunday Times article on Abu Dhabi wooing UK companies
Posted by grapeshisha at 10:09 AM
In short this is a MUST see. If you were not a fan of what she does for the UAE, you will be now. She does the UAE proud. Tell everyone!
Posted by grapeshisha at 7:54 AM
"...particularly interested in investing in Chinese companies set for privatisation, including in the insurance and oil and gas sectors. A typical example is its bid for about 2.5 per cent of the state-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, which he said was still awaiting government approval amid pressure on the authorities not to sell assets to foreigners.
But ADIA was also looking at Indian financial companies focused on infrastructure assets. “We see as much opportunity in China as in India and we understand India better – they’ve been a trade partner for a long time..."
More from the FT article
Posted by grapeshisha at 9:42 AM
"Documents from the Harmony Database recently declassified by the U.S. military includes a threat made by al-Qaeda to the United Arab Emirates, specifically Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The text is significant since it places the series of warnings against the UAE during the last year in a longer historical context, potentially indicating the level of interest shown by the al-Qaeda movement in the Gulf state, which is closely allied to the U.S. in the war on terrorism. The letter, dated May 26, 2002, warned the Emirates' authorities at the time that continued cooperation with the U.S. in extraditing mujahideen will "bring the country into an arena of conflict, in which it will not be able to endure or escape from its consequences." It argued that the state "knows full well that we have penetrated your security, surveillance and banking apparatus, along with others which it is not [at present] relevant to mention." The warning pointed out that the state was "wide open to us" with a population "the most fertile and conducive to the task and capable of exploding" and singled out the weakness of its economic dependence on "impudent tourism"
More information at Jamestown
Posted by grapeshisha at 9:37 AM
Posted by grapeshisha at 9:25 AM
"Sheikha Lubna is the perfect weapon to counter the negativism generated by the Dubai Ports fiasco for several reasons. She is intelligent, sharp and charming -- proof that not all the people from Dubai are in cahoots with Osama bin Laden, as some people here would like us to believe. Her command of the English language is impeccable, and she could easily pass for an American."
I have long been a fan. It was a smart move to send her to pacify the situation. Read about Dubai's Secret Weapon here.
Posted by grapeshisha at 1:35 AM
For all intents and purposes, I thought the company had shut down, until, today I saw a full page spread in the gulf news, giving a one month waiver on their charge. My first thought was that it beggars belief that such a company could be able to take out an advert like that, when they are known to be scammers. But then I thought, maybe I had it wrong, or maybe it was a new company, so let me look into it in a bit more detail. Can it really be possible that jobsindubai have gone legit?
For those of you that don't know, jobsindubai are known to be scam artists, asking you for cash upfront to get you a job in dubai. So, you give them your hard earned 74 dollars, and you expect them to get you a job. Now, when something is too good to be true, it usually isn't. However, it is pretty difficult to get a job in Dubai, when you are sitting on your sofa in Manchester or Delhi or Iowa or wherever it is that you are, so you think this is the best thing ever, and you pay them. I think that it is quite possible that some people have obtained jobs because it appears that they do sell CVs on to companies. To the uninitiated employer coming to the region or looking at a focused approach, they might spend that minimum of 195 dollars to view CVs. But most likely, jobsindubai probably mail blast your cv to as many companies as they can. Eventually they get lucky.
Let me put it like this: there are many people out there who want to take your money. They will offer you the world and ask for your money in advance. They say it is to cover the registration process or the cost involved. Be very wary of anyone requesting such payments. What they are probably doing at the minimum, is, taking your cash and putting it in a high interest savings account or dabbling in some investment for the 6 months. So, if you are lucky enough to get your cash back, that's what has happened to it, but more often than not you won't. Never send money, credit card or bank account details to anyone to secure or apply for a job. This is actually illegal in the UAE. Any reputable company or agency shoul absorb the costs involved themselves. After all they are charging the companies for your data.
I looked at the site, jobsindubai.com. Here are some of my observations:
- the website looks pretty slick, slick enough to fool anyone
- the network alliance companies listed to give the impression that it is well connected are all owned by jobsindubai or Nofell Izz;
- these network companies are actually all based in Ontario Canada and registered there - the head guy for all of them is Nofel Izz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a simple whois database lookup on all the sites will give you the detail and proof;
- some of the sites listed there appear dummmy template sites with no real activity;
- one of the companies, flipeasy is actually a condom company;
- careersindubai looks like another company set up to force people to format their cv in a certain way for processing by jobs in dubai;
- the fact that they are listed on Dunn and Bradstreet is no big deal - any company can be on there (if anyone pays the 140 bucks for the report on them, let me know!);
- they mention they have 3 million job candiates - the largest such portal in the uk, reed, has 2 million and their site has a hell of a lot more transparency, legitimacy and bells and whistles;
- JID Referral network is a round about way of saying they email your CV when they feel like it;
- They say that they were established in Dubai, this sounds highly dubious - they are also not here now;
- the jobs listed are some well written spiel by themselves - they never change;
- the excuse for length of time for refunds is just amusing - whether they actually refund is another matter entirely;
- the only two companies listed in the testimonials telecertix and BD and G Trade just don't exist - the other testimonials are so obviously made up.
- A simple search for any other testimonial brings you to this obviously set up page to try and create legitimacy to the people.
- why don't they have any contact phone number in Dubai?;
- you will see from the ITP story below that they do not actually exist at the location listed on aldifaya street;
- the companies listed in the employer list are not considered big league, probably dont know that they are on that page and many don't even operate in dubai; however, motorola and etisalat are on there;
You don't have to believe me and pay your money, but this is a friendly piece of advice. Jobs dont just come along like that. These scam artists advertise all over the place and spend a lot of money on it because they know people will pay money for it. It is also possible that they are also operating uaestaffing.com, even though they have distanced themselves from it. I would steer clear of these guys as well. If you need further proof that these guys are crooks, check these pages out, but watch out for the trolls who have only posted once to try and convince you otherwise:
british expats 1
british expats 2
Expat Engineer 2
Here are some further press articles to expose them:
The ITP artcile is a MUST read.
So, if considering a job in Dubai, we would suggest against using jobsindubai.com. You may think otherwise, but that is your prerogative. Just bear in mind that all the evidence points in one direction.
If anyone has had a positive experience with jobsindubai, I would very much like to meet with you.
EDIT: This reliability report from the Better Business Bureau lists their "unsatisfactory record"
EDIT: Try our recommended agencies, and approaches from our website.
Posted by grapeshisha at 10:02 AM
What is needed now, is some objective assessment. Following international best practice would be a start, and DIFX could be the model that all the other bourses should follow. If restrictions on investment in an IPO, as well as the number of IPOs to be floated are not implemented, the UAE stock market will not ever settle. It will continue to overheat, bubble up and burst, creating a yoyo regressive effect, where those not so well of will make losses for the simple reason that they think the stock market is short termist. Education of what the market is all about, as well as how it works is a good start.
Posted by grapeshisha at 2:30 PM
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:32 AM
The brand awareness of Dubai is now significant, not just as a place of 'wonderful' construction, but of business, and as the hub of the Middle East. If big (butted) artists are chosing to play out here, the wonder of Dubai must be reaching out to right people. Either that or it is an excuse for the stars to do a spot of shopping. Either way, it's another feather in the cap.
Posted by grapeshisha at 9:26 AM
The CV that I had appeared to be missing some years, so I asked Mo to detail his career path since university. It transpired that on return from the US, where he had studied, he had taken up an HR position, and had basically been in acting Senior HR positions for a 500 person semi government company for 3 of the years post graduation. Impressive, so I probed a little more.
It became increasingly obvious that Mo did not know the detail of anything underneath him, and that he believed he didn't need to. He just thought he would make decisions and sign letters etc. As I didn't know what position he was actually being interviewed for, I asked him what he was going for. "HR Director, of course," he said.
Now, while Mo had 3 years as a stand in, the rest of the years had been spent "doing personal things" but which were beneficial to his career path. I was not allowed to know what these things were, but they didn't seem to give him either any theory or practice.
This guy was obviously very intelligent, but had been given a false sense of how a career should pan out. Even if you are a clever fella, you need to prove something. You need depth as well as breadth. Many a time I have met people who say that they have been doing a job for a long time, and should get a promotion. I'm sorry it just doesn't work like that. If meritocracy is going to work in this country, standards need to be drawn up, and the fast track should only be used to speed up the careers of the next Alabars.
I'm not against UAE Nationals being given a better deal in their own country, but becoming an HR Director after 3 years of experience and a bit of wasta? Come on! Mo, will certainly do well, but I just hope that he gets tested every once in a while so that he is forced to learn.
Proof is in the pudding. Unfortunately, we've just ordered the starters.
Posted by grapeshisha at 11:27 PM
Hope you enjoy. As always, comments, suggestions, discussion, all welcome, either here or directly to me.
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:11 PM
Posted by grapeshisha at 1:17 AM
Although I am skeptical about the seriousness of the threat, you can not help but think that regional strike would create shockwaves of epic proportions, both with the GCC and the rest of the world. A strike, equivalent to 7/7, would be the invitation to finish off militant Islamic terrorism once and for all. Let us just hope that it is stifled before the notion is put into action.
Posted by grapeshisha at 11:31 PM
Given that Dubai represents a beacon of progress for the Arab world (some call it the “Monaco of the Middle East”), Arab-Americans were demoralized when their best candidate for American acceptance was rejected. “If the UAE can’t do it, what Arab country will be able to?” asked an Arab-American grad student studying Gulf relations at Georgetown. “If the role model of the region is not even given a fair chance, it’s a deterrent for other Middle Eastern countries.” He regretted the callous superficiality of the whole debate: “It became frustrating when you’re watching the news and facts about the UAE are jumbled,” he said. “Some parts of the U.S. still can’t differentiate between the UAE and Taliban-era Afghanistan.”
The furore just continues, with constant muck raking, false accusations, and misinterpretaion. With Sheikha Lubna travelling to the US to discuss the US-UAE free trade agreement, this is indeed a key turning point, but I'm sure the US will find some sticking points with that as well.
(P.S. Read the whole article - the last line is a classic sum up of pent up anger)
Posted by grapeshisha at 10:01 AM
The Law is called Law No. 7 of 2006.
UAE Nationals, GCC Nationals and companies owned by them can purchase property on a freehold or 99 year leasehold basis anywhere in Dubai.
Expats may be given the right to purchase in some parts of Dubai, on a freehold basis or on a 99 year lease (or usufruct as termed by KT). These areas will be specified at a later date but will probably be limited to where the Emaar, Nakheel and Dubai Properties are located.
If you have purchased before, you can register your property.
Inheritance needs to be registered with property register.
So, all good, on the day after the biggest stock market crash in Dubai's history. Now that this legislation has been passed, expect the money flow from the next level of speculator to shoot into Dubai, the mortgage market to go crazy and the Dubai PR machine to start rolling again with the slogan: Property not Ports.
Posted by grapeshisha at 10:28 AM
Well, since I started the newsletter I would occasionally get some odd requests, and, increasingly, more and more so. I have collated my favourites for your light amusement:
In no order of weirdness and more or less verbatim, unless it was impossible to understand:
1. How much does it cost to date girls in Dubai?
[Money can't buy you love, well maybe for one night if you go to some places.]
2. What is the legal age of pre marital Muslim s3x?
[Er, not allowed mate.]
3. How much [would] a holiday to Australia cost from Abu Dhabi?
[Depends if you are going bling or not]
4. How much [does] it cost to fly from Barbados to Dubai?
[I'm not a travel agent.]
5. Where is the embassy for the UAE is in London? Im lost and sending this from my Blackberry.
6. If I wanted to get a discount at the Emirates Palace, how would I do that?
[Sorry, I don't have any wasta.]
7. Why [is it] that there is traffic and accidents all the time?
[Two words. Ego Driving.]
8. Who decides about Dubai?
[Sheikh Mohammed , of course!]
9. What is the minimum cost to live if I don't want to spend any money?
10. I tried grapeshisha but I preferred rose.
[Stick to that then, my friend. ]
11. If I am not Muslim, can I have another wife in Dubai?
[You're just being greedy.]
12. I am doing a geography project. What is the capital of Dubai?
[The World, but it's not built yet. ]
13. Can you source a paper on how Dubai Ports World operates its ports and identify how this could be a risk for the USA?
14. Which companies from the Middle East have links with President Bush and former President Bush?
[Ask Michael Moore. I'm sure he is doing a film on it.]
15. I heard that it is illegal to bring drugs to Dubai and you can go to jail. What drugs can you import?
[Caffeine, nicotine, love.]
16. Is there something special about grapeshisha. Is it like drugs?
17. How often do bombs go off?
[Where, in Iraq?]
18. What is difference between Palestine and Israel
19. I have heard that obesity and diabetes levels are similar in parts of the Gulf to America. Can you comment on why?
[Shwarma, chicken shwarma]
20. Could you do an analysis on the cartoons around in your next newsletter?
[Sorry, I don't like jail. And I like Roses of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)]
OK, I didn't reply in the same way as I did just there, but if you did send one of these questions, then please reread what you sent, and you will know why I didn't reply.
There are more, some less amusing, some just rude, some disgusting, and unpublishable. I get the feeling that most of them are legit, which is worrying. - because of ignorance, because of the way they asked the question and some because of what they asked. Oh, and by the way, a number originated from the US, pre and post Port debacle.
Posted by grapeshisha at 9:20 AM
If there was anyone to sway opinion, Oprah is the one. A show highlighting what the UAE is really like will be an eye opener for many Americans who know only of terrorism in the Middle East. If Oprah is able to get a grip on what the UAE is, and its standing in the world today, then this could be massive plus to come out of sour tasting sell off of American ports. With talk of other hosts being approached, the UAE propaganda boat will be able to venture to further shores.
I can see it now: "Everyone in the audience today has a brand new Hummer!!"
Posted by grapeshisha at 11:40 PM
These new food awards are a good thing, as long as there is an objective way of judging the categories. At present, when dining out at a restaurant that What's On have chosen to judge (or at a restaurant that has elected to be judged), the diners are given a card to fill in. No score assoicated to a category - 'just fill in your name and you have voted for us'. It is difficult to just say no to filling in the card while you wait for your change, even if it is to give the details of Mr Micky Jackson at the New Neverland Palace in Bahrain. But if you can not rate it and the restaurant controls how many votes it has by forcing you to fill in the form, is this fair? It should not be judged as best restaurant, just "restaurant who was able to get a lot of people to fill in forms".
I hope that the Time Out awards have an objective method of rating the restaurants, fair, non-wasta and truthful. Perhaps they could bring in a chef celeb such as Jamie Oliver to taste all the food at all the restaurants in Dubai. That would keep him schtum for a bit. Pukka.
Posted by grapeshisha at 9:08 AM
The UAE blogging world is perhaps viewed as a slightly dangerous area. There was Secret Dubai that was banned for misinterpretation and then reinstated, as well as some others that were banned due to their radical thoughts, without being constructive.
Whether my time has come is not yet known, but it was rather disconcerting to find out through the press:
"officials told Gulf News they have no role to play in this issue, as it should be taken care of by the people who provide licences....."I will not reveal the brand name, as I am not out there to ruin people...""
I'll continue to blog until I get offical notice. ;>
Posted by grapeshisha at 1:35 PM
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:08 PM
"...in what seems to be a slap at the promotional claims of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, which says it has seven stars, the frequently asked questions section notes that "the seven or six star ratings do not officially exist. ... We classify Emirates Palace as just that, a Palace."
And a palace would be the place to serve expensive drinks:
"A waitress at the Havana Club cigar bar spontaneously offered a tour of the bar's marvels, including Cohiba cigars in a dramatically backlit storage case and a kind of Cognac called Hardy Perfection that costs 9,000 dirhams, or $2,400, a glass.
"A lot of people have asked about it," she said, "but the seal is still on the bottle." "
Expect Diddy, Snoop and the rap fraternity to name drop Abu Dhabi, like it's HOT!
Posted by grapeshisha at 2:48 PM
The late great Sheikh Zayed was revered and for good reason. Because of his generosity, UAE Nationals have a better life than their neighbour Arab. And because of this, the UAE Nationals have opportunity.
But, in parallel to this backdrop, the cost of living increases, the inflation, the extra cost - these all can lead to a long term problem of loss of talent. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer, and now that UAE Nationals are starting to struggle, something needs to be done, because the circle of union between labour and expertise and worthwhile opportunity is about to be broken.
The time has come to take Sheikh Zayed's legacy one step further:
Whatever the argument regarding GDP and economic growth, there seems to be consensus among economic experts that income distribution is the key reflection of growth, and that while the wealthy are getting even richer, the middle and lower middle classes are paying the price.
It is time to redistribute to create a real middle class, or else the talent will be lost and the new talent will not be lured. The need is now.
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:04 AM
Posted by grapeshisha at 1:13 AM
The channel comes at a critical time and will give a much needed outward view to the West, even if Dubya doesn't like them very much. But, I digress. I want to concentrate a little closer to home. Al Jazeera satisfies one type of audience including those who live in the UAE, but what we are beginning to find is the tipping point to the English Language is slowly drawing nearer to the point that soon, more people in the UAE will be more likely to speak English than Arabic, as a sole language. Now, what I am not saying is to get rid of the Arabic TV stations. No, what I am saying is that something is needed to compliment these channels, and fast. Increasngly business is transacted in English, the financial institutions function in English and many larger and multi-national organisations located here use English as their official language. With the influx of expatriates, a Pan-Emirate current affairs type channel, at this point in time, would have numerous benefits, and, I believe, would be hugely popular. If we consider that we rely on, let's be real, very little good quality daily written media, we are sometimes being fed undebated nonsense. Some of the radio stations promote a litle debate as do new media such as blogs, but the time has come to step up and move news and current affairs to the forefront to satisfy the ever growing non-Arabic speaking crowd. Now that the Ministy of Information is defunct, the Ministry under whose remit this would now fall could gain some serious browny points from implementing such a channel in a first real move for free speech. If Qatar can do it, so can we.
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:22 AM
The Dubai Ports deal, though, is just one relatively small episode in the second great Mideast oil boom. The boom is characterized by hugely ambitious projects that are transforming the shores of the Persian Gulf into a Xanadu with some of the most fantastic and expensive structures on earth. The rush of petrodollars is creating enormous private and public wealth and reshaping Gulf business and society.
And while the focus is not just on the construction, there are always going to be inaccuracies when accurate information is particularly hard to obtain. Sadly, this is one of the reasons that pessimists jump on when criticizing the potential that the UAE has. The truth will be told.
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:30 AM
PATRIOTISM, said Samuel Johnson, is the last refuge of a scoundrel. That may be unfair to the proper sort of patriot, but it would be an entirely valid comment about politicians today who make a fuss about foreign takeovers in their countries, in the name of “national interests”. The truth is that they are not defending their nations' interests at all. They are defending their own interests and (often) those of their cronies.
It also commented that the backlash was a slap in the face of Dubai. But as news came in that the UK courts had approved the deal despite the objections of Eller & Co, the US P&O partner who is opposing the deal, it could be said that, either way, this deal has heightened awareness of Dubai and the UAE. There are probabaly some converts who read through the hate campaign, and there are sceptics who were never going to be converted.
What can be said is this: throughout the case, DPW has behaved impeccably, neither resorting to cheap tactics, nor hurling accusations. Objective onlookers will look at the situation and see the benefits of working with UAE related companies, government funded or otherwise. Whether or not the path will be blocked with investment in the US, other economies will open the arms to the benefits of working with the UAE, whose sole aim is to diversify, and to adopt best practice operations, especially in new international markets.
I'll take those positives as a win.
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:07 AM
The importance of communication is clear, but the biggest miscommunication is to assume that communication has taken place, which is a hurdle that needs to be faced in the UAE where people's first language is sometimes pot luck.
(Note to file - must learn Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin and Spanish)
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:16 AM
This made me think. If this could be done with Buses, it could be done with many other things. A move to not displace workers from their families, could be to offer similar salaries to carry out work in their home countries. If some sort of outsourcing arrangement could be struck up in a high level agreement between governments, the welfare of some people may indeed be improved. Whilst this is unworkable in an industry such as construction, something like this could open up further markets for the UAE, it would be a humanitarian move and could potentially save money.
OK, so it is a little far fetched, but when everything that is announced is big and bold, small initiatives like this may indeed be earners and could potentially make the world a better place.
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:20 AM
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