DOHA, Qatar (AP) � Criticism of the royal family
has long been taboo in Qatar.
But that was
before Aisha al-Muhannadi called the emirate's most
popular radio program last week to attack the stipends
paid to some 3,000 members of the royal family. She
said the payments spawned inequality and social
Al-Muhannadi's call to ``My Dear Nation,
Good Morning'' released a rash of criticism against
Qatar's ruling Al Thani family, whose members receive
stipends from birth ranging from $2,740 to $8,220 a month.
``The ruling family has become a ... big emotional and
financial weight on the nation and its people,'' one
annoyed caller said.
Al-Raya newspaper joined the
debate in an editorial a few days later.
Qataris are suffering from unemployment, lack of adequate
housing and reduction of government subsidies ... the
ruling family continues to enjoy privileges,'' the
The Information Ministry
traditionally has kept the media on a short leash, routinely
jailing critics of the government or ruling family.
If you read my answer about the new ID, you'll
see I'm posting from home. Also, I can type a little
faster than 5 WPM, - sorry if it takes you longer than
that to read the messages- so that much of your time
is wasted. If you're disturbed about the stock
price, join the club.
would met life or guardian ever look at rjf? any
i've check a couple other boards and rjf has come up
i'm kinda new to this board and would appreciate any
re. this issue. luck to all.
from Robinson-Humphrey. Bob Anastasi has joined
RJF as Senior Managing Director in Equity Research.
He is Director and Co-Head of the Research
Department, and will also serve as the Director of the
Technology research practice.
He was with RH for 17
years, covers 30 stocks in the P.C., P.C. distribution
channel and specialty computing industries.
In the 7
years the WSJ has published its all-star analyst
survey, Bob has ranked in the top 5 more times(4) than
any other P.C. industry analyst, including 2 first
Harvard Business School grad -
He will have primary research responsibilities for:
Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Compaq, and Dell amongst
I believe he is referring to RJF's analyst who
specializes in banks and other financials, Dick Bove. He's
been around a while and is very well respected - I
would echo the suggestion to read his research, which
is usually quite thorough. Then make your own calls
on Buy/Sell based on your own situation and risk
Just my opinion.
Sometimes I post a message from my home computer.
When I try to ID as on99on2, it won't always take it.
Anytime I am on99on3 it's because of a little glitch in
my (kind of old) PC at home, -not an attempt to be
mysterious. If I wanted to do that I would choose something
I offer information in which I
think someone else might be interested. You may take it
any way you like. If I offer an opinion, it is
usually based on what I've seen or heard, rarely on
speculation. Of course I don't see or hear it ALL. I am not
blind to challenges we face, but I do plan to continue
to point out what we are doing right.
luck to you.