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Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 2:46 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
on a related note, did anyone manage to find out where the bangladeshi rupiahs ended up going to in the Philippines?

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 2:54 pm
by ecureilx
rajagainstthemachine wrote:on a related note, did anyone manage to find out where the bangladeshi rupiahs ended up going to in the Philippines?


Easy there mate. Bangladesh is Taka :P

yes, they found half of it, and the Casino Junket operator who had received the large portion has returned some of it.

And the bank manager who opened the 5 fictitious accounts and handled the whole thing, the same manager who had planned a very important visit to the Disney Land in Tokyo, coincidentally of course, just after the heist - the visit which was stopped by the Immigration and apparently the son is totally shattered ... now the Manager is refusing to talk and invoking the first amendment or 5th amendment or 100th amendment - the right to remain silent.

One thing is clear, Sri Lankans are poor- when a 20 Million $ inward remittance came, the Sri Lanka bank asked for clarification and more details, and stopped the transfer, and triggered the enquiry ...

but the Filipino bank was like, well, we see millions of $ of remittance everyday, let's take them and spend them 8-[ 8-[

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 4:16 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
doh! totally forgot about the Taka, oh well they'd be happy if they all switched to INR.

Re: RE: Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 4:33 pm
by ecureilx
rajagainstthemachine wrote:doh! totally forgot about the Taka, oh well they'd be happy if they all switched to INR.

Yeah. INR, will it be Before or after NaMo builds the great Indian wall ;)

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 4:50 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
maybe he can ask the other guy who wants to build a wall for some money lol

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 6:36 pm
by JR8
Some info-graphics on where the clients originate, and where the money goes...
It also illustrates the unprecedented scale of this leak. It's huge!
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/ap ... ama-papers
'What are the Panama Papers? A guide to the biggest leak in history'

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 7:26 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
The guys at wiki leaks must be just building another datacenter to house all this info.

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 8:03 pm
by JR8
They're mowing the grass at the building next door. The sound resonates in an unexpected way. After living in SG where grass is cut year-around with strimmers or large tractor towed machines it's been a while since I've heard the ebb and flow sound of the kind of petrol push-mower that I'm familiar with. The first thing is it confirms the turn of the seasons, spring is here, and summer comes next :)

If anyone misses that sound I found a Youtube recording.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcxeZ4Wwdn0
'12 HOURS OF A LAWNMOWER SOUND EFFECT'

Imagine lounging in a garden chair, Pimms or G+T in hand, that smell of fresh cut grass... ah bliss :lol: :cool:

p.s. I'm 10mins in and the mower hasn't hit a single stone yet :lol:

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:13 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
when ever I see people on this forum arguing over trivial stuff

Image

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:45 am
by x9200
Just beautiful and I wouldn't like to be anywhere close where they are next day in the toilet.

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 2:48 pm
by Sporkin
"No? Ok, would you like to watch me drink tea then?"

https://www.facebook.com/thisisinsider/videos/1486796681627725/

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:43 pm
by JR8
Image

:shock:
Seems it happened this week!

Re: RE: Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:06 am
by ecureilx
JR8 wrote:Image

:shock:
Seems it happened this week!

A few years ago the same thing happened in manila, no heads rolled and it was all hushed up.

Luckily in both cases no major injuries occurred.

Pretty avoidable accidents.

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 3:58 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
Indonesian flying skills are amazing lol

Re: Random thoughts thread

Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 4:29 pm
by ecureilx
rajagainstthemachine wrote:Indonesian flying skills are amazing lol


Indonesia, apart from PNG, is where most western pilots gain their hours :D

Of course, once they gain their wings, they fly off.

There was a case of an Indonesia Air force pilot trying to do stunts in his Passenger plane and flew it straight into a mountain, and stories like that abound there.