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Omidyar's Ulupono Initiative, Hawaiian Electric to sponsor Hawaii clean energy summit

There are 1 comment on the Business Journal story from Mar 26, 2014, titled Omidyar's Ulupono Initiative, Hawaiian Electric to sponsor Hawaii clean energy summit. In it, Business Journal reports that:

The Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit & Expo, which draws more than 1,200 attendees from dozens of countries around the world, has picked up its lead sponsors for its sixth annual event in Honolulu, who include eBay founder Pierre Omidyar 's Ulupono Initiative, Hawaiian Electric Co., Lockheed Martin , Hawaii County, Natural Energy Laboratory of ... (more)

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Since: Nov 13

Sydney, Australia

#1 Mar 26, 2014
Frankly, I don't care what Pierre Omidyar does with his money but if he had any principles he would instruct eBay Inc. to cease its demonstrable, knowing and calculated facilitation of massive auction fraud on the consumers of the world. And, I suppose that it would be too much to expect that Omidyar’s “investigative” journalists might take a look at and report on eBay’s demonstrable criminal activities?

Endemic fraud on "nominal-start" auctions ...

If you try to buy anything at a “nominal-start” auction on an eBay site, take great care ...

Shill bidding fraud by professional sellers on eBay “nominal-start” auctions is demonstrably endemic; where you see bidders bidding early and often on such auctions they will most likely be sellers' shills, and eBay Inc. is - also demonstrably - the greatest knowing and calculated facilitator of such fraud on consumers that the world is ever likely to know and, doubtless, only the most naïve will believe that there will not be a trickle down effect of like criminal activity to other eBay operations ...

The ugly reality of eBay Inc.:
eBay's crooked auctions marketplace ... http://bit.ly/11F2eas
eBay Motors (UK sampling): Auction Fraud Galore ... http://bit.ly/I2gTEU
eBay Motors XSS Redirect Scams in Action: video ... http://bit.ly/1d46NvE
Barclays Bank–eBay/Gumtree Motors Scams … http://bit.ly/1c9Uwck
eBay's clunky, unprincipled "PreyPal" ... http://bit.ly/UVXx53
The ongoing joke of eBay Inc.... http://bit.ly/YvxFEg
Fun quotes from the eBay executive suite ... http://bit.ly/12xvzyA

The only thing that surprises me about eBay, this lazy, greedy, utterly unscrupulous, criminal operation is that it has not yet summoned up the gall to even further obscure this endemic shill bidding fraud by converting its auctions wholly to its optional, seller-selected, devious, "private listing" format, or by changing bidding IDs to "Bidder 1", "Bidder 2", "Bidder 3", etc, as they initially were going to do/did when Johnny Ho first introduced the additional layer of anonymity for (shill) bidders in 2008, nor - surprisingly - have they yet ceased to publish the details of "completed" listings, a post-sale analysis of which, with some effort, can clearly demonstrate this endemic fraud, and eBay's calculated facilitation thereof, on the consumers of the world ...

And what does the "smart money" on Wall Street think about eBay? Well, in August 2007, when the "Pain From Bain", Johnny Ho, was already effectively in control of eBay, the share prices of eBay and Amazon were both ~$40; today, eBay is ~$57; Amazon is ~$360. Clearly, Wall Street considers eBay to be a "dog", and Johnny Ho to be a very poor dog handler ...

One also has to wonder if Pierre Omidyar has ever thought about just how much more fabulously wealthy he might now have been had he not ok'd the handing over of the control of eBay to the delusional, destructive, incompetent, unscrupulous, narcissistic sociopath, Johnny Ho? Indeed, had he, in August 2007, traded in all his eBay shares for shares in Amazon, instead of ~4.7 billion, his worth would instead now have been ~43 billion dollars! Now that, surely, is something for all of eBay's long-suffering "long" investors to think about, is it not?...

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