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ДЕЛОВЫЕ СМИ ПРОТИВ ОРГАНИЗАТОРОВ QUESTRA WORLD: КОМУ ДОВЕРЯТЬ БОЛЬШЕ? [Sep. 13th, 2018|11:46 am]
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Мировая платежная система Worldcore в последнее время часто упоминается в СМИ. Попытка организаторов инвестиционной пирамиды Questra World (Александра Прочухана, Чеслава Пестюка, Станислава Кравцова и др.) «свалить вину» за одну из самых крупных финансовых афер последних лет на Павла Крымова (а «заодно» — и на якобы принадлежающую ему Worldcore) породила мощную информационную войну с публикацией в блогах и СМИ множества заказных материалов и фейковых «доказательств».

В таких материалах Worldcore именуется мошенническим проектом, финансовой пирамидой, работающей без каких-либо документов и обманывающей вкладчиков. Однако многие издания вскоре снимают статьи с сайтов и приносят абсолютно «белой» компании, работающей в полном соответствии с европейским законодетальством извинения за публикацию непроверенной информации.
При этом, если проанализировать упоминания Worldcore в прессе — можно заметить, что все они делятся на две части. Одни так или иначе связаны с шумихой вокруг падения Questra World (напомним, что ущерб от деятельности пирамиды Прочухана и Пестюка исчисляется сотнями миллионов долларов). Другие — публикуются в серьезных деловых изданиях различных стран мира (в России это, к примеру, «КоммерсантЪ»), а также на ресурсах, посвященных криптовалютам.

Таких публикаций достаточно много — и в них можно увидеть лицо компании. И оно совсем не такое, каким стараются нарисовать его авторы проплаченных Questra World статей. Серьезная международная финтех-компания, в которой работает штат аналитиков, проводящих масштабные общемировые исследования; наличие экспертов в области финансовой индустрии, мнение которых крупнейшие профильные СМИ мира считают авторитетным. И доверия таким публикациям — гораздо больше.

Так, одна из последних тем, в связи с которой компания Worldcore упоминалась в «серьезных» СМИ — исследование, проведенное аналитиками биржи Worldcore.trade на основании анализа больших данных и посвященное тому, насколько активно криптовалюта циркулирует в криминальной среде, при проведении нелегальных транзакций. Одним из первых результаты исследования и комментарии к нему от руководителя компании Алексея Насонова опубликовал известный криптовалютный журнал ForkLog.

Таким образом, у тех, кто действительно «в теме» экспертный статус представителей Worldcore и значимость проводимых компанией исследований не вызывает вопросов. Чего нельзя сказать о Questra World и ее основателях.
Сколько не ищи, а все, что можно найти в сети об Александре Прочухане, Чеславе Пестюке или других «заметных» представителей финансовой пирамиды будет касаться лишь сомнительных «финансовых проектов», в которых они принимали участие — таких, к примеру, как печально знаменитая пирамида Мавроди МММ, ставшая для аферистов своего рода «тренировочной площадкой».
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(no subject) [Dec. 14th, 2003|03:00 am]
bitbitch
Uh oh. Powerpoint makes you dumb.

According to the NYT at least. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/14/magazine/14POWER.html

Of course, Aaron's Linkerator doesn't work for this link. Bah.
Linkerator: http://nytimes.blogspace.com/genlink
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(no subject) [Dec. 13th, 2003|12:02 am]
bitbitch
New Hampshire's New Mottos

This first is from my friend Tiffany:

New Hampshire: The Great mender of Cherries.

And my favorite: New Hampshire: The Great Revirginifier.
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(no subject) [Dec. 11th, 2003|08:24 pm]
bitbitch
Useful quotes worth storing for posterity:

"I pray for WISDOM to understand my man, LOVE to forgive him, and
PATIENCE to deal with his moods. Because, Lord, if I pray for STRENGTH
I'll beat him to death. Amen."
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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2003|09:54 pm]
bitbitch
[mood |blahblah]
[music |Getz Plays Jobim: The Girl from Ipanema]

We are a product of our environment.

Back to rant, so I rant I go.

I've been ruminating and being bothered over life in general again. Part of this has to do with never seeing the sun anymore (NH generally goes into some form of deep freeze, where the sun baaaarely comes out at all. I feel like I'm in Alaska), part of this has to do with finals, and part of this has to do with the fact that I'm lonely.

I've been really frustrated with the fact that humanity and I haven't been seeing eye-to-eye. I feel like I'm either headed down this irreversible path of destruction, or I'm right, and everyone else is wrong. Over the past few weeks I've done a fine job alienating folks by doing things that seem completely normal. It really can do something terrible to a girl's sense of place and identity.

Tonight though, after cancelling a social gathering on account of freak snowstorm, I actually put my me v. them theory to the test. For giggles, and as a way to meet folks who aren't affiliated with the law-scene, I signed myself up for match.com. I've also filled out a personality profile (which I personally consider fairly accurate), and use that as a gague for potential dates. For the most part, it nets me guys in faraway states such as NY and MA, and by the time I find something within driving range, the compatability scale is usually way in the 'Unclear Match' category. I call it ironic.

For giggles, I keyed in my old zipcode in Cali, and saw something amazing. Lots and lots of hits. Lots of Excellent matches. Folks who had personality and interesting things to say. Personality profiles that described an interesting, well-rounded individual instead of a inbred townie who can't spell. And they were all within an hour of my old address.

Granted, this isn't a complete fix. For the next year, I have to adapt, as somewhat of a survival tactic. New England really does play favorites. And they really do consider you an outsider. Showing my California colors doesn't help establish my place as someone who will get anywhere in this winter nightmare. Despite my best intentions, I think its time for a little adaptation. And a lot of silent reminders that its only one. more. year.
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(no subject) [Nov. 18th, 2003|05:34 pm]
bitbitch
[mood |blahblah]

For those of you who don't feel like going to law school, but would like to learn about fair use, here's a primer that explains fair use quite nicely:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.11/start.html?pg=13/

Two major issues: Al Franken was sued on Trademark grounds not, (C). Fair use however, still applies, its just found under a different statute.

Second, Whether or not a fact is published in a scholarly tome is really irrelevant. You'd probably get the same milage out of a true fact that was published in a newspaper, or possibly even a blog. A fact is a fact, is a fact. And facts just ain't copyrightable.
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(no subject) [Nov. 4th, 2003|08:29 pm]
bitbitch
Watching America Rocks the Vote:

So far, Wesley Clark and Howard Dean rock. I'm not so happy about the fact that Wesley Clark is avoiding the whole answer about don't ask don't tell. Aside from that, they have content.

Al Sharpton's a funny mofo. I still won't vote for him. A quote: "Mr. Bush believes in hallucinations." hee hee.

Dennis Kucinich is a socialist. A fucking hard core socialist. Its scary.

John Kerry, John Edwards and Carol Moseley Braun, and Joe Liberman are boring, uneventful humans that take up oxygen on this planet. There is absolutely nothing of merit from any of these candidates.

By the way: Kerry Just admitted to using Marijuana. Edwards used. Dean used. Braun won't answer (which means yes).

By the way, when asked which of the fellow candidates they'd individually like to party with: Al Sharpton.

Funny shit. I'm still pro-Dean. He's the only candidate who really bothered to answer shit. And his stupid campaign video was actually catchy.
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(no subject) [Nov. 2nd, 2003|06:43 pm]
bitbitch
[mood |happyhappy]
[music |Radio jbe -- Noplace like nowhere]

BEST MUSIC EVAH

Four reasons to listen to Jim's Big ego:
1) They have mp3s of every song.
2) They won't sue you for downloading them.
3) They're quirky as hell -- in that justifiably sexy way like Cake and TMBG and Cibo Matto.
4) They're damn fucking good, and they play on the east coast.

www.bigego.com
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(no subject) [Oct. 31st, 2003|02:01 am]
bitbitch
A BA Primer your mother could love

For any current, or aspiring law students, this article is spectacular at explaining the principal reasons as to why businesses incorporate in Delaware, what the fundamental concept of the Business Judgment Rule is, and why the courts are so damn funny towards the corporations. For the non-law folks, read the article anyway. Disney could potentially face pain -- and that's always enjoyable.

In fall 1996, Michael Eisner, the chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Co., decided he had made a big mistake. Just a year earlier he had hired Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz as Disney's president. Ovitz had flopped, badly. The men needed to find a way to disengage without unduly embarrassing either of them.

http://www.fortune.com/fortune/ideas/articles/0,15114,526338,00.html
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(no subject) [Oct. 27th, 2003|12:33 am]
bitbitch
[mood |lethargiclethargic]
[music |He's Funny that Way -- Billie Holliday]

Booty, Baseness and Blogging

A friend of mine who runs his own website (www.houseoftom.com) and I, had a bit of a cosmic disagreement on the nature of blogsphere, specifically, if you disclose your sexual history and/or their mental state on your blog. His side: [H]onestly, who DOESN'T write about "that special someone" in their journals? Conversely, who doesn't write about "that crazy someone" in their journals? I'm not publishing anything libelous, I'm not naming names. Finally, when (if) I do meet a good woman again I would only post the nicest of things. Like JPGs and AVIs. :)"

My side: I think its rather immature. I don't go so far as to say wrong (That'd be a morality play, and fuck that noise), but its insanely unrespecting of the other side -- especially when that other a) isn't likely to read your blog and b) can't defend him/herself. Its something akin to discussing a close secret of a friend, or your recent colonoscopy -- Sure, its details in your life, it affected you in some way, but some things are better kept internalized, or at least relegated to a small number of friends -- rather than the wold.

I always thought of this as a violation of the kiss and tell principle: If we kiss, you don't tell. Does that even exist outside of my warped brain? Did men systematically report this in their local paper, before blogs existed? Did women?

I personally try hard to make my blog less about the minutae in my life, and more about things that I figure someone could benefit from. Maybe its some internal fear of being tracked down and having my words used against me. Maybe its because I still (despite everyone's worst opinions;) still have a modicum of tact.

Question for the reader: Are some things better left unsaid?
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