A father said to his daughter: “You have graduated with honors, here is a car I bought many years ago. It is pretty old now. But before I give it to you, take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them I want to sell it and see how much they offer you for it.”
The daughter went to the used car lot, returned to her father and said, “They offered me $1,000 because the said it looks pretty worn out.”
The father said, “Now take it to the pawn shop.” The daughter went to the pawn shop, returned to her father and said,“The pawn shop offered only $100 because it is an old car.”
The father asked his daughter to go to a car club now and show them the car. The daughter then took the car to the club, returned and told her father, “Some people in the club offered $100,000 for it because it’s a Nissan Skyline R34, it’s an iconic car and sought by many collectors!”
Now the father said this to his daughter, “The right place values you the right way. If you are not valued, do not be angry, it means you are in the wrong place. Never stay in a place where no one sees your value.“
“Those who know your value are those who appreciate you….” SimpleLesson:Until you find those who will value you for what you are truly worth, KEEP MOVING! There is no need to get upset or try to change their opinions. You are the Square Peg in the Round Hole. You will not fit in, and they will frustrate you! There are those, elsewhere, who will place the right value on you! Don’t sell yourself short.
RUFAI ABIDEMI 42 year old Nigerian has been arrested in Washington for a massive US$650 million Unemployment Fraud, using over 100 fake or stolen Identities last year during the pandemic.
He was arrested as he tried to leave the USA..
ONLY GOD KNOWS WHAT HIS REAL NAME IS… But soon, a good Lawyer, even a SAN, will come and White wash his image, and idiots will begin to hail him, as another JagaSomething..
Culled from https://www.seattletimes.com/business/first-arrest-made-in-washington-states-650-million-unemployment-fraud/
Imagine… He would have left America, successfully with MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN STOLEN MONIES (do the maths), and arrived in Nigeria to become an ASIWAJU of some scammers like himself.
There are many of them, Stealing for a Living in that UK, in USA, even the small Ireland etc, who pose as Business men and women, as POLITICIANS, transfering Stolen money, defrauding people, and Smiling all the way to the bank…
We MUST start Naming Names. “Eru kan nni mmuni bú igba erú” (The nefarious activities of one person creates a smear campaign against innocent others).
Those of you who KNOW Scammers, Fraudsters, Thieves, especially when they Scam the Social Security Systems DONT UNDERSTAND that these people are Stealing from YOU AND ME…
Social Security Funds are NOT Government “Free Money”.. THEY ARE TAX PAYERS Contributions.. This is part of the 45% TAX that YOU ARE MANDATED TO PAY…
YOU ARE FUNDING THE LIFESTYLE OF ROGUES, SCAMS, FRAUDS…. YES, YOU..!!! Equally guilty for keeping quiet.. Yoruba say, “Eni gbe epo l’oja ko ja’le, bi eni to gbaa lowo e” (He who stole the barrel of oil from the market, is not so much a thief. The Chief of Thieves is the man who helped him HIDE his loot”… You’re still hugging your Bible or your Quaran? Right? Yoruba say YOU are the THIEF….
We will purge ourselves. We will start speaking up.. NOT ALL NIGERIANS ARE THIEVES… But there are thieves amongst us, and many of us know them.. SOON, they will RUN TO AFRICA and BECOME OUR LEADERS… And we wonder why we ONLY have rouges and UNSCRUPULOUS people as Leaders…. WE MADE THEM!!! Hope you get the picture.. The thieves who rule us, were created by us. Our silence.
HERE is part of THE STORY….
Arrest reveals new details in Washington state’s $650 million unemployment fraud…
May 17, 2021 at 7:03 am Updated May 17, 2021 at 5:51 pm By Paul Roberts and Jim Brunner- Seattle Times staff reporters
A Nigerian man suspected in Washington state’s $650 million unemployment fraud was arrested Friday at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport by federal agents as he allegedly attempted to leave the country.
Abidemi Rufai, of Lekki, Nigeria, appeared in federal court Saturday on charges that he used the identities of more than 100 Washington residents to steal more than $350,000 in unemployment benefits from the Washington state Employment Security Department during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
“This is the first, but will not be the last, significant arrest in our ongoing investigation of ESD fraud,” said Tessa Gorman, acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, in a statement Monday.
The federal complaint also provides a detailed glimpse into the scale of the pandemic-related fraud as well as the methods — some of them surprisingly unsophisticated — fraudsters used to pilfer from unemployment systems in Washington and other states.
Rufai, 42, is scheduled for a detention hearing Wednesday. The case will be prosecuted in federal court in Tacoma.
“I want to thank our partners in law enforcement for their continued efforts to hold criminals accountable for their attacks on our unemployment-insurance system,” said ESD Acting Commissioner Cami Feek in a statement Monday.
Rufai was represented by an assistant federal public defender at Saturday’s hearing.
Rufai’s arrest comes almost a year to the day after ESD officials announced they were temporarily suspending unemployment benefit payments after discovering that criminals had used stolen Social Security numbers and other personal information to file bogus claims for federal and state unemployment benefits.
Within days, ESD officials disclosed that “hundreds of millions of dollars” had likely been stolen in a fraud scheme that law enforcement officials and cybercrime experts said was partly based in Nigeria, involving a criminal ring nicknamed “Scattered Canary.”
Washington was among the first states to be hit by a wave of fraud that would eventually strike dozens of states and siphon off billions of dollars in federal aid meant for pandemic victims.
Rufai, who used the alias Sandy Tang, is also suspected of defrauding unemployment programs in Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Federal officials acknowledged that Rufai’s presence in the United States probably was unusual in the unemployment fraud scheme. Many of the fraudulent claims that hit the ESD were likely filed from outside the United States, according to the complaint.
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BBC News reports that Germany is suspending or limiting the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca for anyone under the age of 60 because of the risk of rare form of blood clots.
The Story Addict spoke with Mr Isaac Udotong, President of Covid Pass USA, regarding benefits of regular Covid Testing as an option for keeping people safe. According to Isaac regular testing is the way forward, while vaccines safety are being regularized.
“For example”, Isaac said, “Germany and Canada have just suspended use of Oxford-AstraZeneca because of some complications”. Mr Joseph Weber, the Covid Pass USA Chief Marketing Adviser on Covid-19 issues, said “It is risky to have bottlenecks in the health safety process. While we are working on issues regarding the vaccines, regular testing is the key. Our company is negotiating with major health stakeholders regarding regular testing. This is the way forward until the vaccines are fully ready.”
According to analysis by a BBC Health Correspondent, Nick Triggle, on the BBC website, German medicines regulator found 31 cases of a type of rare blood clot among the nearly 2.7 million people who had received the vaccine in Germany.
Canada had also, earlier suspended use of the AstraZeneca jab in people under 55.
AstraZeneca said international regulators had found the benefits of its jab, significantly outweighed the risks.
It said it was continuing to analyse its database to understand “whether these very rare cases of blood clots associated with thrombocytopenia occur any more commonly than would be expected naturally in a population of millions of people”.
“We will continue to work with German authorities to address any questions they may have,” it added.
The EU and UK medicine regulators both backed the vaccine after previous cautionary suspensions in Europe this month.
AstraZeneca’s product is one of the most widely used coronavirus vaccines in the West, and is meant to be supplied on a not-for-profit basis to the developing world.
The EU’s rollout of its vaccination programme has been dogged by delays because of delivery and production problems, and Germany is among several states now fearing a third wave of infections.
On Tuesday, Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi and his wife, who are both 73, received their first doses of AstraZeneca in a display of confidence in the vaccine.
If you give a vaccine to millions of people you will of course see some cases of people falling seriously ill or even dying shortly afterwards. It does not mean the vaccine has caused the problem – it could have occurred naturally. What authorities have to work out is whether it is cause or coincidence.
They do this by monitoring adverse events after vaccination and see if they are above what you would normally expect. The type of blood clot that has been seen is very rare and so it is hard to know exactly how many cases you would normally expect to see. We do know it is more common in women and taking the pill increases the risk of it happening.
There is no evidence yet to prove the AstraZeneca vaccine increases the chances of these clots. But, even if it does, the next thing you have to take into account is whether Covid presents more of a danger.
Regulators in Europe and the UK are clear – given the current evidence – that use of the vaccine should continue in all ages.
What is Germany’s new policy?
Health Minister Jens Spahn and the 16 state health ministers decided to suspend routine use for the under-60s at an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
People under 60 can still receive the jab but only “at the discretion of doctors, and after individual risk analysis and thorough explanation”, according to a document seen by dpa news agency.
The decision was reached on the advice of the German vaccine committee (Stiko) which said: “After several consultations, Stiko, with the help of external experts, decided by a majority to recommend the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine only for persons aged 60 years and older on the basis of available data on the occurrence of rare but very severe thromboembolic side effects.”
Additional advice about booster shots would be issued by the end of April for younger persons who had already received a first dose of AstraZeneca, Stiko said.
Ahead of announcement, the German cities of Berlin and Munich, and the region of Brandenburg, halted use of the vaccine in people below the age of 60.
Germany was one of the European states which briefly suspended use of the AstraZeneca jab earlier this month pending an EMA review into the possible link to blood clots.
When the EMA declared the vaccine “safe and effective”, Germany and others resumed its use but investigations continued.
The German medicines regulator, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, has found 31 cases of cerebral sinus vein thrombosis (CSVT) among people who received AstraZeneca in Germany.
Almost all the cases are reportedly in younger and middle-aged women.
France already limits use of AstraZeneca to those aged over 55.