Thursday, September 11, 2014

How many US combat troops would have died ?

If US troops were still in Iraq, how many of them would have died in the hands of the rampaging ISIS forces?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Electronic ID Card - Gradual enslavement

The day Nigerians accept and begin to implement electronic ID cards will be the day they loose whatever freedom they are left to enjoy. A new for of enslavement is knocking on the door for Nigerians. A form of slavery worst than whatever they have experienced in the past. Think of taxation, credit bureaus. monetary manipulations and all form of targeted marketing.

Beware Nigeria!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28970411

Friday, August 22, 2014

Police Brutality in America

I have just concluded a discussion with a friend about the Ferguson teen shooting incident and decided to make this entry to my blog about police brutality in America.
The question is whether this is  a race problem or a police problem. Some people in the media have been propagating and hence pursing the idea that this is s race problem which ultimately fuels more fire of resentment in the minority communities while the dominance majority communities take in a coo-lade and  assumes the usual complacency that prepares them for the gradual hypnotizing process of the media.  The staged outcome of the so called legal process dashes all hope for justice by stoking one group of sympathizers against another group of sympathizers in an equally heightened emotional meandering on both sides, thereby suffocating the truth and equalizing the pain on both sides.
This process aims to make the outcome acceptable to a majority and forces the minority to swallow the bitter pill of miscarried justice.
This is not a race problem. It is  a police problem.
Police brutality in America has come to an alarming level that should awaking all people, white, black or brown. It is not only black people getting hurt, all people are getting hurt and the issue is not about a white officer wanting to kill a black kid but rather an officer that thinks he is above the law and his gun is his power. This is happening in many communities across the country.
Try to remember the last time you had an encounter with an officer, perhaps in a traffic violation. How were you talked to? Granted some of the officers are cautious and kind but some are overly aggressive and rude in their use of words.  This is where the problem starts.
According to Daniel Goldman in his book Emotional Intelligence, "Anger builds on Anger". If an officer approaches a citizen with rage in his voice and heightened anxiety, that officer is more likely to follow with a brutal force if he sees anything that resembles a resistance from the citizen even if he did not see correctly. These officers are easily taken over by what Goldman called "Emotional highjacking", a state where a person cannot reason nor be reasoned with but proceeds with an action completely under the control of the lymbic system which creates tremendous havoc in its wake.
This has been the case with most police killings and beatings in America in recent years. All races are victim of this because rage does not see color.
A new kind of disciplinary code need to be developed for the police cop. A new set of training on emotional intelligence that emphasizes attitude and cautious interaction with people. If we can begin to discipline officers for rude comments or overly aggressive wording of their communication with people then we might not have to deal with reprimanding them for killing people.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Federal Reserve/Central Bank/ World Bank

My take on The Creature from Jekyll Island.

The Creature from Jekyll Island  by Edward Griffin is not just a lament on the plight of Americans but a painful rendition of the new form that colonialism and slavery took that kept the agitators at bay while providing for the need of the aggressors.
The current global monetary system which have its roots in the United States Federal reserve system and is projected outward through the World Bank is nothing but a fa-card covered up in some niceties of complexity to ensure a psychological WIN -WIN while instituting an economic WIN -LOOSE situations. Where the vanquished are all member nations involved as well as the individual citizens of all nations but for the very few that that system intends to protect.
It is amazing as President Obama while aware of the pain of the citizens and the wrong headed nature of the system was unable to forge a policy that will change the course but find himself negotiating with the very people that created the creature he intends to battle and eventually surrenders to them, to yield what they might, to give him a sense of victory. Just a sense. Not real victory. Psychological appeasement.
However, a contrary view which I subscribe to discards the conspiracy theory proposition presented by Edward Griffin in The Creature from Jekyll Island, and supports the natural tendency of man to be in control. The previous monetary system which was based on the Gold Standard was rigid and restrictive to man's ability to grow and develop, and does not take into account the elastic nature of the services for which it serves as a medium of payment. Man's initiative and creative ability which has been more pronounce in today's world would have been restricted if the medium of payment was not elastic enough to accommodate both the growth in population as well the explosion of creative abilities.
Therefore there was in fact a need and a justification for the creation of a monetary system that is not only elastic but accommodates other changes in the economy. The problem lies in the kind of system that was created and where the power to control and mange its evolution lies. This is where the manipulators and cheaters of mankind found there edge and injected themselves into the management and flow of the world's monies. What has emerged is rather a strange being that frightens even the knowledgeable.


To Be Continued

Friday, August 1, 2014

Ending Conflict In Africa

Ending conflict is rather a lofty goal that may not be easily realized but can be ebbed away by constant assertion of some key principles of human coexistence. Africa has been a continent whose people has known no stability since the age of agricultural revolution to the age of industrial revolution.
This condition has hindered growth in all sectors and areas of life in Africa.
The most striking causative factor that I wish to discuss is the fact that most African Economies are based on export of natural resources. This factor has been the source of most conflict in Africa. Leaders and aspiring leaders are motivated by the need to control large reserves of resources and secure relationships with the international companies whose origin are from the industrialized nations. These companies are in no way independent organizations hoping to do business in good faith but are in some ways a branch of the governments that they originate from.
These African leaders are crowded by the executives of these companies while being hamstring by the sponsoring government to bend rules to accommodate their desires.
This is not about blaming other countries for the woes of Africa though the industrilized world contributed a large part of this problems. This is to give clear guidlines to anyone who aspires to lead in Africa.

Key Check Points

1. Understand that the foreign companies and the foreign embassies are an umbrella for the nation they represent and have the key focus of winning by adding value to their organization and nation through the securing of natural resources to fuel investment in their various countries.

2. This understanding should guide you to care and empathize with their needs and help them to meet it.

3. In doing that you must be able to define the needs of your country- the host nation, and have clear and well defined goals and benchmarks of growth achievement that you want to see.

4. When negotiating business with these foreign investors do not focus on monetary compensations and some misguided revenue sharing process but have in addition to those a clear knowledge based training and national developmental programs and achievable and measurable goal attached to such deals. 

5. Part of your goal should include and to a large extent the development of human capital as well as the support for small business.

6. Strengthen relations with nations and Companies that work diligently to achieve the set benchmarks

The lack of knowledge of human management and organizational cohesion in government and the general populace have made it difficult to pioneer even the most thoughtful plan for development. Corruption and greed easily peels away all hopes and aspirations of those that choose to serve at the table of national development. Living them victims as well as willing partners of these vices.

The only answer I have to corruption in Africa is that more Africans should get involved in their national development. When and only when more people get involved will the force of crowd force the hand of events towards justices.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

   Breaking through difficult times is one of the challenges facing immigrant to the US. The first 10 year goes a long way defining the rest of the years. Some have argued that your host family or friends on your arrival play a major role in your success in crafting a better future in the US.
   The US government and its economy is structured in such a way that whatever level you fall in the starter of the society you will be playing a meaningful role to the health of the system. It is then up to you to seek a deal that is mutually beneficial to you and the country. Achieving a mutually beneficial position in this country can be very challenging especially to Africans.
   Some of us have faced discriminatory job environment that made the search for cooperate opportunities unpleasant to the point that many who are qualified have decide not to apply for certain positions or give up after many denials and rejections. Yet it is worth noting that some brave Africans have succeeded where many failed. There have been noticeable upthick in the number of Africans getting cooperate positions as well as the number of African seeking such positions.
  Perhaps this good signs are attributable to the election of the first black President.
 What other story can you share to support this?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Below is an email dialogue I had with a flight agent from ITN. Judge for yourself if their action is discriminatory or not. Mind you there are criminals from all nationals and from all races. I just don't understand what is different about Nigerian Criminals that make all Nigerians suspect.

Dear Chiedozie,

For past few years we had over 500 fraud cases for flights originated from Nigeria. Due to this issue we ware forced not to accept Credit card payment for such flights. 
There is nothing to do with discrimination Sir. We are trying to protect our customers from any type of fraud and this is only reason why Credit card payment is not acceptable for such flights. 
As an alternative form of payment we can accept PayPal payment but in this case price for the ticket would be 4% more expensive as company would cover PayPal expenses. 

I do apologize for any inconvenience cased but there are no exceptions and I have to follow our company rules. 

If you have any objections please write an e-mail to info@itncorp.com and one of our staff members will get back to you shortly.  

Thanks and have a great day

Kind Regards,
Susan



On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 12:40 PM, Chi <chiedeboh@yahoo.com> wrote:
Hello Susan,

I thank you for your help so far getting me some flight options. However, I am still concerned about your company's discriminatory policy towards Africans.  If your company can accept payment through credit/debit card from US resident's then you should be able to accept those payments from any US resident irrespective of where they are traveling from. Singling out some African countries as places where you will not accept such payments if flight are originating from there is discriminatory and unfair. I will have to have some more concrete reason to accept that policy and deal with your company.
Therefore,  I have decided not to proceed with doing business with you until such a time I get some answers why this policy is in place.

Regards,

Chiedozie Bob Eboh

Manager TelWeb Communications LLC
10230 Billings Pointe
Alpharetta GA 30022

Tel: 2404225060