"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Globalisation ...another perspective

Chip and PIN ...forget it.

Organization: RETALIX LTD. (RTXL : NASDAQ)
Position: President & CEO : Mr. Barry Shaked
Address: 10 Zarhin St., Corex House,P.O.Box: 2282,Raanana,ISRAEL, 43000
Telephone: 09-7766677
Fax: 09-7400471
Email: info@retalix.com
WEB site: www.retalix.com

A DEA report about itinerant Israeli students hawking artwork around US Government offices included this fascinating bit of information.

On May 9, 2001 three Israeli nationals arrived at Dallas Fort Worth via Air France Flight #40 from Paris, France.

They were identified as
Tomer BEN DOR, male, Israeli, DOB: 08-24-75

BEN DOR stated he planned on being in the Dallas, TX area for approximately two weeks and then was planning on traveling to Mexico, New York City, and Canada before returning to Israel. BEN DOR was in possession of a return ticket to Israel dated July 8, 2001 and a rental car reservation through Hertz for May 9, 2001 to June 9, 2001. BEN DOR stated he works for NICE, a software engineering company in Israel. BEN DOR stated he served in the Israeli military on a unit that was responsible for Patriot missile defense.

BEN DOR stated he intended to stay at the La Quinta Inn, 14925 Landmark Blvd, Addison, TX, however a check of the hotel revealed no reservations under his name. BEN DOR was in possession of $1500 in cash and a credit card, which he stated he was going to use to help pay his expenses while in the U. S. BEN DOR stated he is a friend of GLIKMAN and traveled to the U.S. with her, but might travel throughout the U.S. alone. During a search of BEN DOR's luggage a printout from a Windows readme file named "WinPOS-53-readme" was found that has some reference to a file named "DEA Groups".

Marina GLIKMAN, female, Israeli, DOB: 12-15-72.

Marina GLIKMAN stated she would be visiting the U.S. for two months in the Dallas area. She originally claimed to be traveling alone, but later claimed to be traveling with BEN DOR. GLIKMAN stated that an individual named Ronen AKIVA or "HILLEL" (subsequently identified as Hillel DOR) would pick her up. GLIKMAN did not know the address of AKIVA or HILLEL, but had home and cellular telephone numbers for both, (not identified). GLIKMAN stated she did not know whom AKIVA worked for. GLIKMAN also stated she was planning on staying at the La Quinta Inn, and was in possession of $1500 in cash and a credit card. Again, a check of the hotel revealed no reservation under her name. GLIKMAN claimed to be a computer programmer for RETALIX RAANANA in Israel, and a prior intelligence officer in the Israeli military. During a search of her personal luggage, a Declaration for Personal Effects Shipping to Overseas was found which reflected she has shipped personal effects, to include furniture and clothing, to 8081 Royal Ridge Parkway, Irving, TX, the address used by RETALIX USA.

I&NS Inspectors identified Hillel DOR, male, Israeli, DOB: 04-06-71 and

Zeev MILLER, male, Israeli, DOB: 09-04-71.

MILLER had also arrived on the same flight as GLIKMAN and BEN DOR. MILLER claimed he was a student at Tel Aviv University studying software engineering while working part-time for RETALIX in Israel. MILLER stated he intended to travel to Mexico, New York, and Canada while on vacation. MILLER stated he was an explosive ordinance/combat engineer while in the Israeli military. MILLER was in possession of $1200 in cash and a Visa credit card. Hillel DOR stated he was at the airport to pick-up GLIKMAN. I&NS S/As verified that DOR had entered the U.S. in January, 2001 as an H-1B nonimmigrant, working for RETALIX USA.

See also
Le Monde Mercredi 6 Mars 2002

Un réseau d’espionnage israélien a été démantelé aux Etats-Unis

Retalix Ltd. with a worldwide staff of 1,400 provides integrated enterprise–wide software solutions for the food and consumer goods retail and distribution industries worldwide, they have over 37,000 installations around the world,

On September 20, 2005 – Retalix USA formed an alliance with Pay By Touch to integrate Pay By Touch’s biometric authentification payment system with Retalix’ Point Of Sale solutions for grocery retailers.

California based start up Pay By Touch is the pioneer of a patented consumer biometric authentification payment system allowing shoppers to validate payment for purchases with a simple fingerprint scan linked to their financial accounts.

Pay By Touch holds more than two dozen issued U.S. patents covering tokenless biometric transactions for authentification, age verification, loyalty, and check-cashing, with more than 70 patents pending. These patents give the company exclusive intellectual property coverage over biometric transactions, irrespective of the type of biometric used (e.g. fingerprint, voice scanning, iris and retinal imaging, etc). The Pay By Touch patent portfolio has been filed in all major foreign countries and is the basis of the company's vision to transform the way the world pays.

Retalix has scheduled its 2006 annual shareholders meeting to take place on October 15, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Israel time, at the offices of the Company, to discuss the accounts to Y/E 2005, re-elect 4 shareholders, issue a raft of Directors share options and re-appoint Directors. They posted a loss of 13 centsa share in Q2 compared with EPS of 13 cents last year.


Anonymous said...

Mark of the motherloving beast?! Is there a subset of people in every generation who wake up in the morning saying, "I want to validate the wildest conspiracy theories and stereotypes"?!

ziz said...

You have tortuous logic and maybe a tortured mind. This note is merely a statement of the state of the art method of validating retail payments.

You may (or may not) be aware that the UK have very recently introduced the so-called "chip and pin" method of validation for credit cards, way behind the French and others.

This merely illustrates ..as the title implies ...if you took the trouble to look .... that finger print identification would probably supersede chip and pin for retail credit card validation in presence of the user.

Regular readers will be aware ideal investment opportunities are frequently documented here.

You really should get out more.

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Anonymous said...

Yeah; Shut'em up postman. I bet you he's looking for more conspirator materials for his water-cooler conversations.

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