Monthly Archives: September 2021

We’re still here, aren’t we?


 

Original YT playout date: 7 March 2010
Duration: 1:36

“We’re still here. In case you were wondering!

We haven’t perished yet, and I wouldn’t hold your breath if that was what you were expecting…”
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CPA = CIA ???


Original YT playout date: 6 March 2010
Duration: 9:42

In these days where corporate governance is taken more seriously and more responsibility devolves on the external auditor in matters of fraud, which used to be considered more the province of the internal auditor, what new powers are auditors being given to cope with the pressure on them to uncover frauds in corporations? No new powers at all, in most countries. Only the downward pressure on fees (down over the last fifteen years by about 50% on PPP) which means that we have less time to do the additional work.

There are, however, techniques available which are similar to those used by the CIA in non-confrontational interrogation, and these techniques are available taught by ex CIA trainers and operatives. The way in which the profession is going is not the way most CPAs want it to go, but as people of integrity who cannot just pay lip service and sign a statement that we have properly investigated fraud risk and sign underneath that, there seems to be no other option that for us to start to avail ourselves of advanced techniques that really have more to do with psychology and criminology than the traditional practice of accountancy.
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Drunk Moyon at Cash Machine


Original YT playout date: 6 March 2010
Duration: 1:44

I knew he was going to say something ridiculous to me because he has been accosting people around and about, so I got my camera into stealth mode and filmed the idiot.

Some people say I shouldn’t make films that take the peace out of alcoholics, saying that it is an insult, but I say to that that nobody forced them to start drinking more alcohol than they could handle. no-one poured it down their neck. And besides, at least if we get some entertainment out of them, at least there is some use in them.
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Bratislava – part 3/3


Original YT playout date: 5 March 2010
Duration: 16:55

An evening stroll at minus seven degrees in a headwind through the city centre of Bratislava.
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Bratislava – part 2/3


Original YT playout date: 2 March 2010
Duration: 10:55

In this second part of the Brat Pack, we have a quick look at what is on Dunajska street and then it’s back for more Slovak food at the hotel.
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Huliganov’s “Dyma Cariad Fel y Moroedd”


Original YT playout date: 1 March 2010
Duration: 5:57

It’s St David’s Day, March 1, again, and as every year Viktor Huliganov reaches out to the Welsh linguation with an acapulco song in Welsh, this time the famous Welsh hymn “Dyma Gariad Fel Y Moroedd” – Here is love, vast as the ocean. Bendygedig!
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Bratislava – part 1/3


Original YT playout date: 22 February 2010
Duration: 18:25

Bratislava revisited – this time in HD, and three parts.
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Prague Vlog #20 – Scenic Route to Airport


Original YT playout date: 21 February 2010
Duration: 22:07

I went this way to the airport the first time and it seems a good deal prettier than the way I usually get taken.
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Prague Vlog #19 – Genetically Modifying Tea


Original YT playout date: 20 February 2010
Duration: 14:21

Other than finding out about the genetically modifying teas available in Prague, we begin the journey to the airport done a completely different way (the scenic route) as I went by the Embassy to collect a document.
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Prague Vlog #18 – Diplomatic Quarter


Original YT playout date: 19 February 2010
Duration: 18:46

The areas around parliament is what we look at here, on another walk in Prague. I did plenty while there but I miss that city now.
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