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Should I freeze Moammar Gadhafi’s bank account? What about Muammar Gaddahi? Mu’ammar Kadafi?

Arabic names are a problem for Bbanks. How do they know which accounts to freeze when there are so many ways to spell Moammar Gadhafi’s name?

Meanwhile, Accuity, a compliance-software supplier, has added more Middle Eastern analysts and last month published an expanded list of alternative spellings for many Middle Eastern names, including 110 variations of Gadhafi.

Via Daily Intel.

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Lincoln jumped out of a window

Lincoln once tried to save the Illinois State Bank by denying the Illinois House a quorum.

On December 5, 1840, Democrats “proposed an early adjournment, knowing this would bring a speedy end to the State Bank. The Whigs tried to counter by leaving the capitol building before the vote, but the doors were locked. That’s when Lincoln made his move. He headed for the second story, opened a window and jumped to the ground!”

“For a while Lincoln’s escape denied the House its quorum, but it didn’t last long. He was returned to the chambers and the House voted to adjourn.”

Via Daily Intel.

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