Comments on: Counterparties http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/12/counterparties-355/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: hsvkitty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/12/counterparties-355/comment-page-1/#comment-26517 Fri, 13 May 2011 05:04:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8222#comment-26517 Felix, here is a juicy read about an Assistant AG caught moonlighting as a ROBOSIGNER along with her sister-in-law. The corruption runs deep…

http://tinyurl.com/4355k4t

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By: Dollared http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/12/counterparties-355/comment-page-1/#comment-26502 Thu, 12 May 2011 20:02:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8222#comment-26502 @Setty, Joseph Conrad would understand what that statistic means. We shouldn’t be there.

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By: samadamsthedog http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/12/counterparties-355/comment-page-1/#comment-26489 Thu, 12 May 2011 14:42:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8222#comment-26489 The way i see it, i am always at (0,0).

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By: Setty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/12/counterparties-355/comment-page-1/#comment-26486 Thu, 12 May 2011 13:46:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8222#comment-26486 You, and General Caldwell, seem surprised by this:”Not a single soldier one company needing medevac knew their coordinates.” But billions of people in the world do fine without cartesian geography. Directions all over the world are like “Go to the corner with the big pine tree where the Iranian used to have a cafe” and everyone in town knows where that is. Here in Latin America many streets have no names, and entire countries go without numeric street addresses. I would bet you 50 cents that what Caldwell calls “describing the place” was exactly this sort of folk-GPS. Maybe the problem isn’t the Afghans, but the fact that they are trying to work with a bunch of foreigners who lack deep knowledge of the local geography.

That said, yes, people should learn to read maps :)

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