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  •  Did Strathmore approach Kiva and make (11+ / 0-)

    this arrangement?

    The Kiva organization may have no idea about the politicization of their organization.

    Perhaps Strathmore deliberately did this with Kiva to kill it off. Or to kill off the liberal section and take it over for their own purposes.

    It's successful, so now they will "steeplejack" it like they do with liberal churches.


    One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. --Carl Jung

    by bronte17 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 07:23:22 PM PDT

    •  I think we don't know (6+ / 0-)

      which organization made the first move. Supposedly more information will be forthcoming soon. Maybe. Meantime, we are left to speculate.

      I don't think Strathmore/Opus Dei wants to kill Kiva off. Right now it's the goose that lays the golden eggs, interest free. Steeplejacking seems closer to the likely reality.

      What I do know is it's not possible to be fully human if you are being surveilled 24/7. -Pamela Jones

      by beverlywoods on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 07:56:34 PM PDT

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      •  Peer-to-peer lending is now the darling of Wall St (0+ / 0-)

        eBay style loans via peer-to-peer loans

        Kiva is not exactly that model, but it's a similar setup and it's already established with name recognition.

        My guess is someone has plans to move on it and take it over.

        I'm thinking there are many of these types of programs, but only a couple like Kiva are extremely successful.

        So, they may be in the crosshairs for takeover. Which is a shame.


        One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. --Carl Jung

        by bronte17 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 01:47:08 PM PDT

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