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Just because you’re paranoid

THE SUBTITLE – ‘JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE PARANOID’ IS JUST DEFAMATORY, AND REPRESENTS KIEREN MCCARTHY’S FLAWED OPINION, AND A DESIRE TO GET ON A PREDETERMINED BANDWAGON. GIVEN THE FACT THAT THE JOURNALIST IS NEITHER A PSYCHIATRIST NOR HAS MET JOSEPH DE SARAM OR EVEN COMMUNICATED WITH HIM, HOW CAN HE MAKE SUCH A STATEMENT? HE WAS NOT EVEN THERE WHEN SUCH INCIDENTS OCCURRED AND ALL HE HAS DONE IS PLAGIARISE RICHARD SHEARS’ ARTICLE FROM THE DAILY MAIL.

The 27-year-old computer tycoon Joseph de Saram who reportedly fled to Sri Lanka after his computer business went bust has spoken to the Daily Mail at length over what has really happened.

JOSEPH DE SARAM HAD NOT ‘FLED TO SRI LANKA AFTER HIS COMPUTER BUSINESS WENT BUST’ – IT WAS A WELL-PUBLICISED PUBLIC FLOTATION AND EVERYONE KNEW WHERE JOSEPH DE SARAM WAS. THIS IS THE CLASSIC THEME WHCH IS SIMPLY NOT CORRECT. UK PASSPORT MOVEMENT RECORDS OBTAINABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT CONFIRM THIS AND JOSEPH DE SARAM WILL OBTAIN THE SAME AND UPLOAD IT.

In words reminiscent of that other great entrepreneur Asil Nadir, Joseph proceeded to explain exactly why he had left the country. First of all though, he has plenty of money, so don’t worry if you’re one of the companies owed their share of the £1 million that his company Rhodium owes.

ACTUALLY JOSEPH DE SARAM HAD NOT LEFT THE COUNTRY – HE WENT ABROAD, SUFFERED A BREAKDOWN BECAUSE OF THE LIES ON THE INTERNET AND FOUND HIMSELF INCAPACITATED AS A RESULT. THAT IS HOW HE ENDED UP IN SRI LANKA FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD. ASIL NADIR WAS THE CHAIRMAN OF POLLY PECK, WHICH THE SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE RAIDED. ASIL NADIR WAS BARRED FROM LEAVING THE COUNTRY. JOSEPH DE SARAM WAS NOT UNDER SUCH RESTRICTIONS AND TOOK A FLIGHT FROM MANCHESTER AIRPORT TO PARIS ON 22 AUGUST 2000. SO THAT HE COULD WORK ON THE FLOTATION OF RHODIUM PLC. FURTHERMORE THE FUNDS JOSEPH DE SARAM HAD WERE DECIMATED BY THE INJURIOUS FALSEHOODS PROPAGATED BY JOURNALISTS, AND SINCE THAT TIME JOSEPH DE SARAM’S FINANCIAL ADVISERS HAVE ASSET PROTECTION MECHANISMS IN PLACE.

Now, the real reason he has returned to his homeland of Sri Lanka is because of MI5 spooks. They are terrified of Joseph because he has designed some encryption software that will make it impossible for them to monitor any emails, thereby making a mockery of the RIP Act. That’s why he has been under helicopter surveillance in the UK, has been followed by shadowy figures and cars with government number plates and sees people “talking into their sleeves” whenever he has a restaurant meal.

JOSEPH DE SARAM DID NOT RETURN TO HIS HOMELAND AS THE UK WAS HIS HOMELAND. JOSEPH DE SARAM MERELY CONTINUED RESIDING IN SRI LANKA AFTER BECOMING UNWELL.

It is also the reason that his company’s cheques have been mysteriously bouncing at the bank. They are trying to bring him to his knees, see. And the fact that he is Asian doesn’t help either.

YES ALL VERY DISPARAGING BUT MAKING A MOCKERY OF JOSEPH DE SARAM WHEN KIEREN MCCARTHY DOES NOT KNOW THE FACTS IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF JOURNALISM AND THE LACK OF.

If true, this is disturbing and abusive behaviour by our secret services, and Joseph is quite right to demand an explanation before he returns to the UK. However, before you start shouting conspiracy, you ought to bear in mind a few things about Mr de Saram and his company Rhodium.

THIS IS A CLASSIC ARGUMENTUM AD HOMINEM ATTACK. BECAUSE KIEREN MCCARTHY DOES NOT WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT JOSEPH DE SARAM IS CORRECT IN RELATION TO UNLAWFUL GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE, HE USES A DIVERSIONARY TACTIC AND THEN ATTACKS THE UNDERLYING STATEMENT ‘MI5 IS SPYING’ WITH AN IRRELEVANT ARGUMENT THAT ‘JOSEPH DE SARAM IS DELUSIONAL’. IT WAS CONFIRMED AT VARIOUS TIMES IN 2015 THAT MI5 WERE SPYING UNLAWFULLY FOR DECADES – THAT WOULD CONFIRM THAT JOSEPH DE SARAM WAS CORRECT, IF NOTHING ELSE. KIEREN MCCARTHY IS CONFUSING HIS FLAWED OPINION WITH UNDERLYING FACT – JUST BECAUSE KIEREN MCCARTHY DOES NOT BELIEVE IT, SO WHAT?

First of all, the company’s official site seems to be little more than a tribute to Mr de Saram genius and business nous. In fact, the introduction to the company has the file name “genius.htm” and begins “Joseph de Saram was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1972. His parents were eminent physicians in the country and immigrated to the United Kingdom soon afterwards. He spent his formative years in…”

YEAH AND WHAT IS KIEREN MCCARTHY’S POINT EXACTLY?

It isn’t until the fourth paragraph that we learn anything about the company itself. In the sixth paragraph, the truth comes out: “He decided to restructure Rhodium in September 2000 after discovery of evidence implicating the British Government in a conspiracy to destroy Rhodium and his character because his encryption technology and commercial operations were ‘not in the economic well-being’ of the United Kingdom.”

JOSEPH DE SARAM APOLOGIES FOR THE FACT THAT KIEREN MCCARTHY HAS HAD TO WASTE IS VALUABLE TIME READING THREE PARAGRAPHS. IF THE RHODIUM WEBSITE STATED INFORMATION THEN IT WOULD HAVE HAD A FACTUAL BASIS – NEITHER JOSEPH DE SARAM NOR RHODIUM HAVE A DESIRE TO IMPRESS PEOPLE AS THE TARGET AUDIENCE OF JOSEPH DE SARAM AND RHODIUM ARE A LITTLE UNSUAL AND NOT THE MASS MARKET.

If you wanted to learn anything more about Mr de Saram, you could do worse than click on one of the two photographs on the site – both of him. Or, failing that, the picture of his Centurion Card. Or the pic of his (blue) Ferrari 355 F1. What about the images of his mention in the Sunday Times richlist or Britain’s Richest Asian 200?

YES WHAT ABOUT THEM – WHAT IS THE POINT EXACTLY?

If you look close enough, you may even find some information about the company’s products – it specialises in hardware and software for banks and financial organisations, particularly encryption and e-transactions.

Rhodium is also not the company’s real name. No, it’s actually Rhodium PLC. It is a privately held company, with Joseph’s Dad as CFO.

THIS IS A CLASSIC RED-HERRING. THE COMPANY WAS CALLED RHODIUM PLC AND IT WAS A PUBLIC COMPANY, AN INTELLIGENT PERSION MAY HAVE NOTICED THE LETTERS ‘PLC’ IN RHODIUM PLC’S NAME. THE SHARE OWNERSHIP IS IMMATERIAL. AND WHAT IS THE RELEVANCE OF ‘JOSEPH’S DAD AS CFO’. ALL THESE INNUENDOS ACHIEVE NOTHING BUT CONFUSE A DENSE READER – OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE MANY OF THOSE. IN RELATION TO THIS PARAGRAPH – WHAT EXACTLY IS THE POINT?

Figures of 90 staff being out of jobs may well be true, but we have been able to confirm only seven permanent staff members. According to Joseph, Rhodium is worth “in excess of $200 million”. A book value of £4.5 million has been given independently to the company, and this was largely based on a 58 per cent increase in profit last year to £419,000. Since Rhodium is a private company, it does not have to publicly release its financial details.

THIS IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF THE ‘IGON VALUE PROBLEM’ – WHICH IS A PHENOMENON IN WHICH PARTIES WITH INSUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE OF A TOPIC (TYPICALLY JOURNALISTS), WRITE ABOUT THE TOPIC AS IF THEY WERE EXPERTS AND CONTINUALLY MAKE FLAWED CONCLUSIONS. IT IS AN EXTENSION OF THE DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT. THE PHRASE ‘SINCE RHODIUM IS A PRIVATE COMPANY, IT DOES NOT HAVE TO PUBLICLY RELEASES ITS FINANCIAL DETAILS’ – WHAT UTTER GARBAGE – THE SHAREHOLDING OF A PUBLIC COMPANY DOES NOT AFFECT WHETHER IT HAS TO FILE ACCOUNTS. A PUBLIC COMPANY HAS A STATUTORY REQUIREMENT TO FILE ACCOUNTS AND CANNOT BE DORMANT. IN FACT IN THE UK AT THE TIME MOST COMPANIES HAD TO FILE ACCOUNT PUBLICLY AT COMPANIES HOUSE IN ANY EVENT, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE WAS WHETHER THEY WERE ABBREVIATED OR FULL. FURTHERMORE THE JOURNALIST NEEDS TO READ HIS LINE ABOVE IF HE WANTED TO KNOW THE FIGURES AND IF HE HAD VISITED RHODIUM PLC’S WEBSITE HE COULR HAVE E-MAILED JOSEPH DE SARAM FROM THERE OR A VISIT TO COMPANIES HOUSE WOULD HAVE GIVEN HIM ALL THE FACTS HE WANTED. CHOOSING NOT TO DO SOMETHING OBVIOUS AND THEN MAKE DISPARAGING COMMENTS IS JOKE.

Mr de Saram said there was nothing suspicious about catching a plane to Sri Lanka without notice as he always “just buys a ticket and gets on a plane”.

JOSEPH DE SARAM DID NOT THAT, IN THE MERRY CONTEXT THAT WAS PRESENTED IN THE DAILY MAIL AND HERE.

He headed over there to work on a project with sci-fi writer Arthur C Clarke to build a version of the famous super-computer from 2001 – A Space Odyssey, HAL. Sir Arthur told the Daily Mail that the relationship would have to be put “on hold” until Joseph’s problems in the UK were sorted out.

YES IT IS A SHAME THAT GROTESQUELY STUPID JOURNALISTS DECIDED TO DESTROY ANY CHANCE OF JOSEPH DE SARAM ASKING HIS CLIENTS TO RELEASE FUNDS SO THAT A PALTY SUM OF GBP 1 MILLION COULD BE PAID VIA A COMPANY VOLUNTARY AGREEMENT. JOURNALISTS GOT EVERYONE SO PANICKY THAT IT WAS A CRAZY TIME AND EVERYONE WAS HEAVY-HANDED TOWARDS JOSEPH DE SARAM, WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING THE FACTS OR THE PRUDENT STEPS THAT JOSEPH DE SARAM WAS TAKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO RESTORE THE ENTIRE POSITION TO EVERYONE’S SATISFACTION. IF THE RELATIONSHIP WITH ARTHUR C CLARKE HAD NOT BEEN FORCED TO BE ‘PUT ON HOLD’ THEN RHODIUM PLC WOULD SIMPLY HAVE BEEN PUT INTO ADMINISTRATION FOR A FEW MONTHS TO ENABLE TECHNOLOGY DELIVERABLES TO BE FINALISED, THE CLIENTS TO BE REASSURED AND FUNDS PAID TO RHODIUM PLC FOR ONWARD TRANSMISSION TO CREDITORS AND JOSEPH DE SARAM.

Mr de Saram will come back to the UK and it will be under his own free will. ®

YES THAT IS QUITE CORRECT, SINCE ‘YOU CAN TAKE JOSEPH DE SARAM OUT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE UNITED KINGDOM OUT OF JOE’. THIS IS ABOUT THE ONLY CORRECT THING IN THE ENTIRE ARTICLE.

 

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