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Old 04-05-2007   #1
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Default Online microfinance: www.kiva.org

Interesting website that allows you to do microfinance loans to entrepeneurs in the Third World. Nicholas Kristof of the NYT did a writeup of how he loaned to an Kabul baker and then visited him. No Iraq entries, but a large number of Afghan businesses thru Mercy Corps.
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Interesting website that allows you to do microfinance loans to entrepeneurs in the Third World. Nicholas Kristof of the NYT did a writeup of how he loaned to an Kabul baker and then visited him. No Iraq entries, but a large number of Afghan businesses thru Mercy Corps.
Any idea how the site verifies the authenticity of the loan applicant?

I could see some legal difficulties if it turns out the person who receives the loan is somehow linked to a group on the DoS watch list.
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Interesting website that allows you to do microfinance loans to entrepeneurs in the Third World. Nicholas Kristof of the NYT did a writeup of how he loaned to an Kabul baker and then visited him. No Iraq entries, but a large number of Afghan businesses thru Mercy Corps.

When my $56 million check arrives from my close Internet friend in Nigeria, I may get into this. Any day now.
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When my $56 million check arrives from my close Internet friend in Nigeria, I may get into this. Any day now.
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You got screwed...I am getting $100 Milliion

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Mon,

You got screwed...I am getting $100 Milliion

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You always said that your Ibo is bigger than my Ibo.
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You always said that your Ibo is bigger than my Ibo.
It's all in whom you know....

I know the Ebola Monkey Man....

Ibo you know d'Ebola Monkey Man

You goin get paid...

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It's all in whom you know....

I know the Ebola Monkey Man....

Ibo you know d'Ebola Monkey Man

You goin get paid...

Tom

Our filters blocked that web site as "nudity." Now I'm gonna have some 'splaining to do.
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By the way, Tequila, a conspiring anti-American leftist “faction” is actively looking for being involved in microfinance in third world countries since, at least, the year 2000. Is there something at stake with that, coincidentally?
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Our filters blocked that web site as "nudity." Now I'm gonna have some 'splaining to do.
Talk about needing filters....

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I'm not sure what the heck you are talking about, Dominique. Am I part of an anti-American leftist 'faction' actively looking for being involved in microfinance in third world countries since 2000 because I can read an Excel spreadsheet, or is it because I don't like the writings of Norman Podhoretz?

This wouldn't be you at Cannes, would it?
I just spewed on my desk...
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Hey, Tequila, you took my talk the wrong way!

It was just information...
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Sorry for any mixup.
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