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Chaldean Architectural Influences Throughout Iraq
By Bedre Konja :: 18975 Views :: Community & Culture

For years, Western media has only depicted one kind of reality of Baghdad.  The images broadcast an unending sample of rubble and wreckage as the city's true and only condition.  It is easy to believe the images given the decades of war.   The world has been made to believe Baghdad is in a constant saturate of fractured, blown-apart, gouged-out landscape and buildings.

To see beyond the biased eyes of media one will find instead a historic city that perseveres and has clung to its wonderfully amalgamated heritage with tenacity.

Chaldean architects have played a major role in influencing the world with their enduring display of artistic architectural resourcefulness. Since the cradle of civilization began to form, the kingdoms of Chaldea, which ruled the Tigro-Euphrates valley, began to build.  The scarcity of timber and the lack of good building-stone except in the limestone tablelands and more distant mountains of upper Mesopotamia, the abundance of lay, and the flatness of the country, imposed upon the builders restrictions of conception, form, and material.  

Nonetheless, what emerged from such limited and harsh conditions was nothing short of remarkable.  The Chaldeans had attained a high civilization before 4000 B.C., and had for centuries maintained fixed institutions and practiced the arts and sciences.
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SOPA - Big Business and Big Government in Your Computer
By Bedre Konja :: 15202 Views :: Science & Technology

Many Chaldeans are well aware of how “Big Government” and “Big Businesses” use laws to pick their winners and losers rather than provide real justice.  “Saying laws are only intended for justice is a joke.  Most laws are meant to control the masses to submit to the will of Big Businesses,” says Kevin Shonea of Chula Vista, California. 

Shonea is the president of Web Logics and Analysis, an online company that evaluates the impact of online technology on a company’s bottom line.  “Politicians and big business lobbyists plan new laws and hatch talking points and scenarios to get the public to swallow new laws under the guise of justice or creating jobs.” 

{In this article Chaldean entrepreneur Kevin Shonea and legal Scholars Anne Bishu and Marvin Ammori tackle Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261}

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Chaldeans Vote Their Top 6 FREE BlackBerry Downloads
By Bedre Konja :: 3 Views :: Science & Technology
Chaldeans are known for being on the cutting edge of technology.  The entrepreneurial spirit burns along the same lines that drive Chaldeans to explore, innovate, and take charge.  So is it really a wonder that so many Chaldeans are early adopters of new technology.  Chaldean tinkering with the latest cell phones, poking at PDAs, or cruising with GPS systems is common place. 

The latest trend among Chaldeans is the growing number of BlackBerry users.  For Darlene Murad a day without her BlackBerry smartphone is disastrous.  “I can’t live without it,” she says.  “It keeps me connected and on top of things at work, at home, and with friends.  And I love all the programs I can download into my Berry.”

What appeals for Darlene seems to be one of the best things about Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry smartphones; the ability to download and install external applications. Every download adds a new level of value and customization to the devices, and BlackBerry users who don't take advantage of this functionality simply aren't getting the most out of their smartphones.

But like most things in life, the best BlackBerry downloads don't come free--with the exception of the following six applications.

They include a free mobile RSS reader that delivers whatever feeds you select in real time including www.chaldean.org; a super search application; an invaluable travel tool; a mapping application that provides satellite images; and two mobile applications that keep you connected to your favorite social networking sites anywhere you can fire up your BlackBerry.  All for Free….Check it out!
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Chaldeans Buying Businesses Need to Beware
By Bedre Konja :: 19033 Views :: Business & Finance

Chaldean entrepreneurs will mostly agree that buying a business is not simple; in fact, it is almost similar to starting a new venture. The struggle of finding a business that matches your capabilities and investigating the business potential to remain profitable is just the beginning.  Buying a business requires the same thoroughness as creating a business plan for starting a business. 

Edward Putrus, owner of West Coast Electrical Warehouse Supplies in Arizona says the ability to make a good business great is different than creating a new business.  Anthony Jurjus, an associate partner in the firm Rosen, Russel, and Silverman Consulting, PLC is a commercial real estate agent and business broker who often helps Chaldeans in finding and buying businesses.  “Anyone buying a business needs to do be careful, have a strategy, be patient, and persistent,” says Jurjus. 

Jurjus suggest Chaldeans follow a 10-step process in guarantying the business they buy is the right one. 

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Semara Rayes Reveals the Fashion Marketing Profession's Top Secrets
By Bedre Konja :: 24291 Views :: Business & Finance

New York, USA - Every day Chaldeans are bombarded with one persuasive message after another. These messages convince Chaldeans not through reasoning, but through manipulation.  They target the foolish by agitating emotions, exploiting insecurities, capitalizing on the ambiguity of language, and by bending the rules of logic.

Most all businesses use marketing and advertisement to help sell their products.  However, there are industries that have emphasized branding in order to overcharge gullible consumers.  They target those with little achievement to their name, those who are insecure about their look, weight, or reputation, or those unsure of themselves.

Some key industry leaders are experts on preying on the insecure and those with low self-esteem and a desire to belong.  “It is like make-up for their insecurities,” says Semara Rayes, a marketing researcher and ad campaign specialist who works for an undisclosed top New York advertising firm.  “We conduct the research and marketing campaign that gives useless products some use.”  Semara attests to using psychological warfare against vulnerable consumers in order to get them to buy a specific clothing line or convince them that jewelry is important or to engineer a new fad. 

Lots of research has gone into the study of mass consumer manipulation.  The result is a strategy that is simple but closely guarded called Complimentary Emotions says Semara.  “First, we expose the consumer to a subtle negative emotion and then make an overt claim that the showcased product can make them feel happy.”  That strategy has made all the difference in getting consumers to spend and at times to go into severe debt. 

In this one-on-one candid interview Semara Rayes explains the inside tricks of the fashion marketing trade. 

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Chaldean Business Leaders Choose The Right Business Legal Structure
By Bedre Konja :: 19994 Views :: Business & Finance

One question that Chaldeans must answer when starting a business is “What legal business structure is the best for their business?”  This is one of the most important questions a Chaldean entrepreneur must ask.  Particularly for Chaldeans who plan on providing goods or services to residents trapped in high crime areas. 

The business legal form can have significant implications on the amount of money Chaldeans pay in taxes, their personal risk in the business, as well as their ability to get loans or raise money. Prior to making a final decision Chaldean entrepreneurs should religiously explore their options. 

Chaldeans have a handful of options when choosing what legal form their business is to take.  There legal forms are sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies/partnerships (LLCs /LLPs), and incorporations (either C-corporations or S-corporations).  The idea is to structure your business in the best way possible to help you succeed. 

What follows here are the issues of liability protection, business appreciation, active versus passive income, and retrained earnings in the business.  Chaldean entrepreneurs should understand how their business should be structured in order to help them when dealing with these issues.

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Chaldeans Making Green While Going Green
By Bedre Konja :: 24 Views :: Business & Finance

Michigan, USA - Detroit-based NextEnergy, the state's alternative energy incubator, was excited when Mark Yaldo decided to get involved.  Mr. Yaldo, owner of the Southfield Sunoco became the first Ethanol 85 alternative fueling station, located in Southfield Michigan. 

The pioneering entrepreneur boldly claims that caring for customers and the planet are not contradicting concepts.  His mission to help establish and encourage other entrepreneurs install biofuel pump options throughout metro Detroit struck a cord with the state’s Governor.

Governor Granholm personally made a visit to help Mr. Yaldo launch his grand opening.  The two stood side-by-side as they cut the ceremonial red ribbon and opened the biofuel pump.  To further entice and encourage customers to use the alternative fuel, Mr. Yaldo offered a gallon of E85 way below cost at $2.49. 

How did it go?

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Michigan Officials Overjoyed at Chaldeans Rescue of Landmark Building and Banquet Facility
By Bedre Konja :: 20631 Views :: Business & Finance

Michigan, USA - A once dilapidated and run-down historical facility has been rescued.  A reincarnation of the venerable old Stephenson Club has opened as the Stephenson Haus banquet facility.  Officials from Hazel Park and Madison Heights recently welcomed new owners Frank Sitto, Sam Denha and Amer Dado at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The Chaldean business leaders took charge and rescued the historical darling and brought back the magic.  The Stephenson Haus banquet facility will be able to serve over 600 guests in elegance.

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The A,B,C's of Chaldean Marketing
By Bedre Konja :: 20353 Views :: Business & Finance

Claifornia, USA - Learn how to adapt your marketing strategy to the needs and wants of the growing Chaldean demographic.  If they're not on your marketing radar, chances are you're already one step behind your competition. The Chaldean population is growing exponentially, and their purchasing power far outpaces other cultural groups.

According to CulturalIntelligence, the Chaldean groups in southeast Michigan and California  spending power has skyrocketed and is projected to grow significantly stronger. The latest U.S. Census Bureau figures demonstrate high concentration of Chaldeans with large amounts of dispensable income. 

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5 Secrets of the Tax Pro Revealed
By Bedre Konja :: 19570 Views :: Business & Finance

Illinois, USA - More than half of Chaldeans will pay someone to prepare their tax returns this year.  An even larger number have paid thousands of dollars throughout the year on bookkeepers and accountant services.  How do you know you received a great value?   Can you negotiate your fees? 

Tax professionals like any other profession talk shop and share insights. They tell other professionals things they won't tell you, including stuff that could help you deal with your own tax pro and maybe even save you money, if only you knew.

Here are five things Chaldeans probably have never been told by a tax pro:

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