Showing posts with label Bahrain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bahrain. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Manama Al Manamah, Bahrain

June 18, 2008

Things must be really bugging the folks in Bahrain today.  Of course there is a major time zone difference but it's early here in the US, 10:30am or so and visitors from Bahrain have been here 6 times and that's very unusual. 

Something posted as really hit a cord with them I guess.  They are mostly interested in Roberta Baskin's latest  Small Smiles update.

My usual visitors are the mothers, parents, etc from children mistreated at Small Smiles and of course folks in Pueblo, Colorado; Nashville, TN; Colorado Springs, CO.  Visitors from Washington DC are also big visitors, as well as North Carolina and New York state, Maryland and Virginia. 

So when Manama Al Manamah (The Capitol of Bahrain) Bahrain shows up in my stats I know something is up.

Is this Small Smiles-FORBA thing going to end up turning into an International Incident?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Questions about Arcapita and FORBA Dental Management

Where and how did Arcapita get all messed up in this. I mean for 460.3 million dollars as is reported that at some point was given to someone (several someones, several LLC's, INC's whatever..more on this one) for FORBA, LLC what did Arcapita get? (...a mess is what I'm kidding guys, don't get bent all outta shape)

Again I'm confused because in some reports it says that Arcapita Bank got FORBA for 142 million in Jan. 2007 see here.

Then other reports
(arcapita's annual report) of Aracapita (no bank on this one) got FORBA for 460.3 Million! WOW that's a huge profit in little under a year!!!


Or did Arcapita get FORBA at all... Hmmmmm .... I dunno...

Earlier posts raises big questions about that.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Smile Behind Small Smiles

Meet, Atif A. Abdulmalik, of Bahrain. He is the CEO of Arcapita Bank, formerly Islamic Investment Bank until it changed it's name in early 2005. This is the company behind FORBA, LLC, or at least one of them.

FORBA, LLC is Small Smiles.

I don't know a lot about Venture Capitalist, Holding Companies nor how they all operate change hands, move about or hide.

Here is what I have found out here on the net:

There was The Carlyle Group, American Capital Strategies, and Arcapita Bank who got together and created Small Smiles Holding Company to purchase Sanus Holding who had just acquired FORBA in the fall of 2006.

In a press release found in a Nashville newspaper it states that Sanus Holding acquired FORBA, LLC and moved it's office to Nashville.

Then there is a report in January 2007 "Arcapita Bank, an Islamic Investment Firm and it's affiliated acquired Sanus Holding.

I don't know how all this worked but what I can figure out is that all of the medicaid and other state insurance programs who are billed for work done (necessary and UNnecessary) from Kool Smiles and evidently Small Smiles is headed to Bahrain, off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

Looks like our tax dollars are padding the pockets of another Islamic country via abusive dental care.

Abusive treatment of our kids and their teeth, over billing our medicaid system and no telling what else I've not discovered yet is just a kick in my teeth!

Don't take your Kids to these Dental Chains for heavens sake!