4214 Gleaning The Month That Roared (Like The Lion Of Babylon On Hopium Eating The Big Apple) Time To Divest The Levin From The Bank Houses Has Come
Just less than 3 whole days after it was posted on this site (33014 Gleaning False Peace Deadly Plague Quake War And Market Beast) this Christian Saint called it perfectly and it has come true. Here is his video again:
Eight people have been injured, four critically, after a shooting at the Fort Hood Army post Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The shooter is dead and the Texas post remains on lockdown.
Demonic abductions, believe it or not, are real. They can occur anywhere, at any given time; however, there seems to be a particular pattern.
We are at a fundamental decision point with respect to nuclear weapons. We can begin negotiations with the other nuclear powers to eliminate our nuclear arsenals and prevent the proliferation of these weapons across the planet. Or we can spend a trillion dollars to extend our nuclear arsenal and send a clear message to the rest of the world that they should build nuclear weapons, too.
A recent statement by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sheds light on the real threat to the NPT. Speaking after a tour of nuclear weapons facilities in Albuquerque earlier this month, Hagel called for the US to ‘upgrade’ its nuclear warheads and the submarines, bombers and missiles that deliver them.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated in late December these plans would cost $355 billion over the next decade. The Center for Nonproliferation Studies predicts the new weapons will cost $1 trillion over 30 years.
Meanwhile, the Russians are in the middle of a similar major upgrade of their nuclear forces.
So while asking the non-nuclear weapons states to respect the NPT and refrain from building nuclear weapons, the two main nuclear powers are ignoring their responsibilities under the treaty and expending vast sums of money they cannot afford to make sure they have thousands of nuclear weapons for the foreseeable future.
And this is the problem: the system of nuclear apartheid, where some nations possess nuclear weapons and others are forbidden to have them, is increasingly unacceptable to the non-nuclear weapons states. These nations do not want to build nuclear weapons of their own. They want the nuclear powers to stop holding them hostage and putting the safety of the whole world at risk with the weapons they already possess.
Jesus has claimed to share God’s prerogatives of life-giving and judgment and has demonstrated supernatural power. Now the claims in chapter 5 and the power demonstrated in chapter 6 are put in perspective through the series of teachings around the theme of the bread of life (vv. 25-59).
Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might [s]add it to the prayers of all the [t]saints on the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, [u]with the prayers of the [v]saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand. 5 Then the angel [w]took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake
Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the [z]bottomless pit was given to him. 2 He opened the [aa]bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke came locusts [ab]upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads..
Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their ·pans for burning incense [censers; firepans], put fire in them, and added incense; ·but they did not use the special fire Moses had commanded them to use in the presence of the Lord [L and they offered unholy/illicit/L strange fire such as he had not commanded them; C they failed, in some unknown way, to follow strict ritual protocol]. 2 So fire came down from the Lord and ·destroyed [consumed] Nadab and Abihu, and they died in front of the Lord. 3 Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord was speaking about when he said,
‘I ·must be respected as [or will show myself] holy
·by [or through] those who come near me;
before all the people
I must be ·given honor [glorified].’”
So Aaron did not say anything about the death of his sons.
The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Tell Aaron and his sons: ‘The ·people [L sons; children] of Israel will give offerings to me. These offerings are ·holy, and they are mine [L consecrated/sanctified to me], so you must ·respect [be scrupulous with] them to show that you ·respect [L do not defile] my holy name. I am the Lord.’ 3 Say to them: ‘If any one of your descendants ·from now on [L throughout your generations] is unclean [C in a ritual sense] and comes near the offerings that the Israelites ·made holy for [consecrated/sanctified to] me, that person must be cut off from appearing before me. I am the Lord.
Having lagged its higher-beta peers for over 3 months – unable to peek over the unchanged line year-to-date and staring blankly at its Transportation Index cousin – the Dow Jones Industrial Average has just traded into positive territory for the first time in 2014. Mission Accomplished? Wondering how it happened all of a sudden? Look no further than the volume spike at 3:29:57 in S&P 500 e-minis accompanies by the standard JPY ignition.
As if to prove all the HFT naysayers right, milliseconds before 3:30 pm – the traditional time when HFT algos come out and ramp stocks into the last half hour of the day, a massive E-mini order block slammed the tape, driven by a tremor in the USDJPY (and a VIX smash below 13), sending the DJIA green for the year in the most unriggedly of manners.
The second beast was ·given power [or allowed] to give ·life [breath; a spirit] to the idol of the first one so that the idol could speak. And the second beast was ·given power [allowed] to ·command [cause; make] all who will not worship the ·image [idol] of the beast to be killed. 16 The second beast also ·forced [caused; made] all people, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to have a ·mark [brand; stamp; C to show allegiance to the first beast] on their right hand or on their forehead [compare 7:2–4; 14:1]. 17 [L So that] No one could buy or sell without this mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name [C Greek and Hebrew letters had a numerical equivalent, and so could represent names—a practice known as gematria]. 18 This ·takes [calls for; L is] wisdom [Dan. 12:10]. Let the one who has understanding ·find the meaning of [calculate; figure out] the number [L of the beast], which is the number of a ·person [or man]. Its number is 666[a] [C a symbolic number signifying imperfection and sin; some speculate it represents the name of a Roman emperor, perhaps Nero or Domitian].
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis will become the first pontiff seen globally in 3D during the upcoming April 27 ceremony in St. Peter’s Square when two of his predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, will be canonised as saints.
The unprecedented double canonization event will be produced in 3D by the Vatican TV Center (CTV) in a partnership with Rupert Murdoch’s Sky Italia, BSkyB and Sky Deutschland payboxes, and Sony. The ceremony will also be beamed into 3D movie theaters across Europe and in North and South America, in what is being touted as the first convergence of HD, 3D and 4K technologies for such a high-profile multimedia 3D event.
Then the angel carried me away ·by the Spirit [or in the spirit] to the ·desert [wilderness]. There I saw a woman sitting on a ·red [scarlet] beast. It was covered with ·names against God written on it [blasphemous names], and it had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was dressed in purple and ·red [scarlet] and was ·shining [glittering; adorned] with the gold, precious jewels, and pearls she was wearing. She had a golden cup in her hand, a cup filled with ·evil [abominable; detestable] things and the uncleanness of her ·sexual sin [prostitution; fornication]. 5 On her forehead a ·title [name] was written that was ·secret [a mystery]. This is what was written:
the great babylon
mother of ·prostitutes [whores]
and of the ·evil [abominable; detestable] things of the earth
6 Then I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of ·God’s holy people [T the saints] and with the blood of ·those who were killed because of their faith in [witnesses to; or martyrs for] Jesus.
When I saw the woman, I was ·very amazed [greatly astonished; L amazed with great amazement]. 7 Then the angel said to me, “Why are you amazed [astonished]? I will tell you the ·secret [mystery] of this woman and the beast ·she rides [that carries her]—the one with seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast you saw ·was once alive but is not alive now [L was, and is not; 13:3, 12, 14]. But soon it will come up out of the ·bottomless pit [Abyss; 9:1] and go away to ·be destroyed [its destruction]. There are people who live on earth whose names have not been written in the ·book [scroll] of life [3:5] since the ·beginning [foundation; creation] of the world. They will be amazed when they see the beast, because he was ·once alive, is not alive now, but will come again [L was, is not, but is to come; C imitating the divine title of the Lamb (1:18; 2:8) and God (1:4, 8; 4:8)].
9 “You need a wise mind to understand this. The seven heads on the beast are seven ·mountains [or hills; C Rome was built on seven hills] where the woman sits.
“We’re seeing basic Econ 101 coming into play,” says one New York realtor, “when you have this much demand and so little inventory, prices will have to rise. And they have.” And, as Bloomberg reports, that is definitely the case as Manhattan apartment sales surged 35% in the busiest start to a year since 2007, setting price records with the average price per square foot rose 24% to $1,363, the highest in 25 years of record-keeping. As a large broker noted, “we’re finally at a point where you’re seeing the chronic lack of supply push prices higher,” adding “the market really isn’t fun for the buyer.” But that freshly printed money from the world’s central banks to the world’s oligarchs has to go somewhere…
Nope, no bubble here… all seems very sustainable…
Does anyone really think these Antichrist bastards don’t need to take a WMD size bite out of the Big Apple as a matter of ”stay the course” MIHOP LIHOP Ishtar Pole Dancing for support for the false peace and Damascus Road to Iran? or do people really believe these same bastards running the global 666 market would never detonate a demonstrative WMD Manhattan Project for the sole purpose of global popular support? Say, um, what put the forces in the Middle East to start with? Oh Yeah, Dial 911-666-ADD-Debt, Vote 2 Party People Eaters Al Q up a heartless muslim inspired by the suicide vampire squid of the Great Wal Mart of HFT Algo China Hook in Gog’s Jaw.
Long-time readers may recall that in the early days of this website, in addition to HFT, one of our market structure pet peeves was the fact that Goldman Sachs was a Designated Market Maker on the NYSE, reaping various benefits primarily as a result of the firm’s role as of one of the only Supplementary Liquidity Providers at the stock exchange – a form of slower HFT “liquidity provider” if you will. Over time, as HFT became all encompassing and as increasingly more trade took place in the HFT domain, Goldman’s DMM role became less prominent especially with the arrival of such program traders as Latour Trading.
Why do we bring this up?
Anyway, back to the topic at hand and Goldman’s disposition of NYSE assets: according to the NYT, Goldman is seeking a paltry $30 million for the DMM post. In other words, a total loss on $6.5 billion in old school assets courtesy of HFT.
However, what is unexpected, is the complete transformation Goldman has undergone in in the past several weeks: first Goldman, the bank that everyone else on Wall Street always imitates, waving goodbye to HFT, and now departing the NYSE?
When the world’s most intelligent FDIC-backed hedge fund, pardon, bank says the current market structure is no longer necessary to Goldman, people notice, and promptly imitate.
To be sure – if this is not indicative of a major storm coming for traditional “lit” market structure (as opposed to dark pools of which IEX, until recently, was one and where Goldman has nearly complete dominance with Sigma X), we don’t know what is.
Once again: if we were HFT vacuum tubes, we would be sweating nanobullets right about now
As we entered the year, Goldman Sachs set out a target of 1,900 for the S&P 500 by the end of 2014. Thanks to the plethora of bad news (which, obviously, is great news) and the promise of more money printing if things get worse, with the mini-melt-up of the last few days (ahead of the ECB hope tomorrow and traders desire for a dismal print at Friday’s NFP), the S&P 500 is now within 10 points of Goldman’s year-end target (it seems 104.50 USDJPY will do it). The Dow is also about to go green year-to-date for the first time in 2014.
The S&P is within 10 points of Goldman’s year-end target (just 9 months early?)
North Korea revealed it was enriching uranium in 2010 when it allowed foreign experts to visit a centrifuge facility at its Yongbyon nuclear complex.
While a variety of countries are still searching for Malaysia Flight 370 that disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, many have come to believe an alleged photo sent from one of the passengers originated from a location close to the US military base Diego Garcia, but according to a Russian media outlet, MKRU, the plane actually landed in a Taliban controlled area at the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.
MKRU is listed as a Russian language newspaper published in Russia.
Is the Diego Garcia intel deliberate misinformation? Was McInerney correct the whole time. Remember his original appearance on Hannity was March 18th and then he doubled down on his comments, then coincidentally Malaysia authorities announced the plane went down in the Indian Ocean and to date, have not been able to link any debris found to the missing plane, but the timing of the announcement is suspicious since all eyes were starting to look to Pakistan.
Another question would be why Malaysian authorities, or anyone, would declare the plane wrecked and there were no survivors, without a shred of evidence to provide the families of the passengers to prove it?
The Palestinians on Wednesday expressed full backing for US efforts to salvage the crisis-hit peace talks, despite announcing a controversial move to seek international recognition.
“They will pay a heavy price,” Tourism Minster Uzi Landau told public radio, warning Israel could “apply sovereignty” over unspecified areas of the occupied West Bank.
There’s an old Russian proverb, “Terminate what can’t be repaired.” Everyone interested in a just and lasting peace between Arabs and the State of Israel should apply this proverb to that absurd organization, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). To say that it is a flawed, if useful, instrument for advocating human rights is to argue that shifting chairs on the Titanic might have avoided the iceberg.
The UNHRC consists of 47 nations, elected for three-year terms. Most important for understanding the character of its resolutions and its outright bias against the State of Israel is its composition: the majority, 26 in all, are Asian and African countries; eight are Latin American: seven are Western; and six are Eastern European. 18 of the countries are members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
Among the present members in 2014 of this “human rights” body are countries that are not exactly heralded for their devotion to human rights, equal rights for women, or tolerance of Christianity, such as Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, and Russia. Until recently, other non-freedom loving countries such as Libya were members, and Syria might have been joined until even the UNHRC became conscious of the 130,000 deaths in the brutal civil war in that country.
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s “The Harbinger” for two years has warned of God’s impending judgment.
And pastor Mark Biltz, the author of “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” has a message that the signs in the heavens are aligning again as they have in the past when there have been significant events for Israel.
Now, a writer for Haaretz, the Israeli news report, says observers are watching closely developments in the Ukraine based on the idea that it could generate the conflict with Gog and Magog, one of the Bible’s heralds of the end times and the return of the Messiah.
Chemi Shaley writes that Josephus Flavius, “the turncoat Jewish historian who chronicled the Masada saga,” theorized the Scythians, who lived in the central Eurasian region until the 4th century, lived in the land of Magog, “as in Gog and Magog, as in the war of Gog and Magog, as in the biblical prelude to the End of Days.”
he Kremlin confirmed Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has finalised the divorce from his wife of 30 years Lyudmila following the couple’s sudden split last summer.
The private life of Putin, 61, has long been a subject of rumours, with some linking him to Olympic gymnast turned MP Alina Kabayeva. Those rumours were denied however and one publication that made the connection was shut down in 2008.
The brand new story below from Zero Hedge warns us that JPMorgan may have just supercharged the ‘new’ cold war while sending Russia into a frenzy due to an ‘illegal and absurd’ payment block by ‘hostile’ JPMorgan. A Before it’s News reader shares that at least Russia is going to the heart of the problem! Terming Russia’s present mood as ‘furious’, we learn that Russia WILL ‘retaliate’ and as the story clearly points out: As Ukraine found out last month, you don’t want to get Russia angry. Video reports also below.
While everyone was gushing over the spectacle on TV of a pro-HFT guy and anti-HFT guy go at it, yesterday afternoon we reported what was by far the most important news of the day, one which was lost on virtually everyone if only until this morning, when we reported that “Monetary Blockade Of Russia Begins: JPMorgan Blocks Russian Money Transfer “Under Pretext” Of Sanctions.” This morning the story has finally blown up to front page status, which it deserves, where it currently graces the FT with “Russian threat to retaliate over JPMorgan block.” And unlike previous responses to Russian sanctions by the West, which were largely taken as a joke by the Russian establishment, this time Russia is furious: according to Bloomberg, the Russian foreign ministry described the JPM decision as “illegal and absurd.” And as Ukraine found out last month, you don’t want Russia angry.
Once again: watch this space carefully – should more western commercial banks (here’s looking at you Citigroup, Bank of America, and Citi, and of course “money launderer to criminals everywhere” extraordinaire HSBC) just say no to more Russian hot money, things get really interesting…. if for nothing else, then certainly the ultra-luxury end of the Manhattan real estate market.
Finally, we certainly can not be the only ones looking forward to the epic battle prospect that is Vlad “Shootin” Putin vs JP “Fail Whale” Morgan. Especially if it involves more such sudden moves in gold as what just happened.
It’s that time of day again… when the precious metal mice will play as the broad market cat is still away but this time it’s different. Instead of the smack-down that we have seen around the 8amET time each of the last 10 days, today gold and silver are spiking. It is unclear what the catalyst is – just as it is never clear what the catalyst for the monkey-hammerings are – but the timing with Putin’s retaliation threats (specifically against a major bank with a mysteriously active gold vault) suggest some causation.
It didn’t take long for Russia to launch the first retaliatory salvo against the unexpected JPMorgan “act of aggression.” Moments ago Bloomberg just reported that Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia and all of Eastern Europe, just halted the issuance of consumer loans in foreign currency. Bloomberg adds that “Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, holds 43.3% of nation’s consumer deposits, 32.7% of consumer loans and 32.1% of corporate loans.”
Why is this important? Well, it is possible that the biggest Russian bank is running low on foreign reserves with which to issue non-ruble loans, which is rather unlikely for a bank which is defacto part of the Russian financial system. Still, it would be problematic if Russia is indeed telegraphing its commodity-export driven economy is suddenly low on Dollars and/or Europe’s artificial, life-supported currency.
And then there is another possibility: as we explained yesterday, “what JPM may have just done is launch a preemptive strike which would have the equivalent culmination of a SWIFT blockade of Russia, the same way Iran was neutralized from the Petrodollar and was promptly forced to begin transacting in Rubles, Yuan and, of course, gold in exchange for goods and services either imported or exported.” And this: “One wonders: is JPM truly that intent in preserving its “pristine” reputation of not transacting with “evil Russians”, that it will gladly light the fuse that takes away Russia’s choice whether or not to depart the petrodollar voluntarily, and makes it a compulsory outcome, which incidentally will merely accelerate the formalization of the Eurasian axis of China, Russia and India.”
Judging by the first retaliation, which just showed what Russia thinks of the petrodollar regime by voluntarily isolating itself from it, this is certainly a growing possibility.
pot what is missing in the just blasted headline from Bloomberg:
IRAN, RUSSIA SAID TO SEAL $20B OIL-FOR-GOODS DEAL: REUTERS
If you said the complete absence of US Dollars anywhere in the funds flow you are correct. Which is precisely what we have been warning would happen the more the West and/or JPMorgan pushed Russia into a USD-free corner.
Once again, from our yesterday comment on the JPM Russian blockade: “what JPM may have just done is launch a preemptive strike
Surely an “expert assessment” is in order:
“The deal would ease further pressure on Iran’s battered energy sector and at least partially restore Iran’s access to oil customers with Russian help,” said Mark Dubowitz of Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a U.S. think-tank.
“If Washington can’t stop this deal, it could serve as a signal to other countries that the United States won’t risk major diplomatic disputes at the expense of the sanctions regime,” he added.
You don’t say: another epic geopolitical debacle resulting from what was originally intended to be a demonstration of strength and instead is rapidly turning out into a terminal confirmation of weakness.
Also, when did the “Foundation for Defense of Petrodollar” have the last word replaced with “Democracies”?
Finally, those curious what may happen next, only not to Iran but to Russia, are encouraged to read “From Petrodollar To Petrogold: The US Is Now Trying To Cut Off Iran’s Access To Gold.”
On the heels of NATO’s declaration that is was suspending all practical cooperation with Russia (and ordered military planners to draft new measures to strengthen its defenses), Bloomberg reports that the US will be sending a Navy warship back to the Black Sea. Pentagon spokesman Army Colonel Steve Warren told reporters that the ship (as yet unnamed) wil be there to conduct exercises with allies and is a “direct response to the circumstances in Ukraine.” and is the first in the Black Sea for 2 weeks.
We can only wonder how long until Russia “test fires” another ICBM?
The remains of a 1,500-year-old monastery with intact mosaics covering the floor have been unearthed in southern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday (April 1).
The Byzantine complex — which was discovered near Hura, a Bedouin village in the northern Negev Desert — measures 65 feet by 115 feet (20 by 35 meters). It is arranged on an east-west axis, a common feature in Byzantine churches, and a prayer hall and dining room are decorated with elaborate mosaics that show geometric patterns, leaves, flowers, baskets, jars and birds.
Recalling a 2007 meeting he had with then-Israeli military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin after Israel bombed a Syrian nuclear reactor in Deir ez-Zor, Cheney stated his support for a military strike against Iran’s nuclear program, drawing laughter and applause from the crowd.
The NSA’s programs “probably would’ve allowed us to stop 9/11” had they been in place earlier, he said.
^^^ This bastard was the major insider behind Team 911 and needs to hang with all the usual suspects and everyone that dares to protect them.
Eyewitnesses have given a harrowing account of the murder in Cairo of a young Coptic Christian woman, hauled out of her car and beaten and stabbed to death by a Muslim mob, apparently targeted because of a cross hanging from her rear-view mirror.
Protestors climbed onto her car, collapsing the roof, then hauled her from the vehicle, beating and mauling her – to the extent, he said, that portions of her scalp were torn off. She was stabbed multiple times, her throat was slit and when she was dead, the mob torched her car.
One Coptic outlet said that according to the health ministry, the young woman had been stabbed at least a dozen times.
The death of Mary Sameh George received little coverage in Egyptian newspapers.
^^^Reading what happens, and is now happening to Egypt, in the prophetic scriptures that describe what is now happening to Egypt, that ”death ray” reality is manifesting in the form of Egypt destroying it’s self from within because of their Antichrist murderous muslim mahdi meathead moronic claim. They have rejected mercy and that judgment is now sealed upon them and shall run it’s prophetic course until the end. They failed to recognize the seed of Joseph and offer no mercy for even Mary and Joseph with respect to the time of Christ. which came long after Joseph’s time. Now it’s nutballs with death rays in the U.S. and nutball muslims inspiring the nutballs. What a prophetic confirming end time revelation it all is. Everyone inspired to react to nutballs turns into one and the Saints in the middle are just getting slaughtered.
Ahmad al-Gamal, an Egyptian columnist for Egyptian daily Al-Yawm Al-Sabi, advocated in the newspaper on March 11 that Egypt sue the State of Israel for damages caused by the 10 Biblical plagues,
“We want compensation for the plagues that were inflicted upon [us] as a result of the curses that the Jews’ ancient forefathers [cast] upon our ancient forefathers, who did not deserve to pay for the mistake that Egypt’s ruler at the time, Pharaoh, committed,” the cranky journalist wrote, according to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
According to the Biblical Book of Exodus, the Egyptian king prevented Moses from liberating the Jews and leading them out of Egypt.
The plagues that summarily struck Egypt in consequence included the Nile turning into blood, an outbreak of lice, diseased livestock, boils, and so on, culminating in darkness and the deaths of all Egyptian firstborn males. The telling of the tale features prominently in the Jewish observance of the spring holiday of Passover.
The courts are unpredictable these days, but Gamal may need to wait for an “act of God” for his requests to become reality.
The rise in the number of physical attacks on Jews came as the overall number of anti-Semitic incidents — everything from hateful graffiti to vandalism and harassment — fell last year in New York and across the country.
To think all it took to wake up not only the FBI (which generously provided a phone number to all interested parties so others could do its work for it) but the porn-addicts at the most corrupt, complicit and clueless, not to mention bought and paid for, “regulator” in US history, the SEC from a five year slumber – yes, we started warning about HFT in April of 2009 – was one Michael Lewis book. Moments ago we learned that the SEC, with a five year delay, has opened several investigations into HFT.
^^^Yeah, these are the same assholes that shredded the 911 Airline put options, the same bastards that let Madoff run the NasDaq and 64 Billion Ponzi as he ran with the Jamie Dimon WTC 1 Cantor Fitzgerald trillion plus ”make 1990’s shorts” that ”suicided on 911” crowd, and the AIG Hank Greenberg bastard ”melt down boy profit” who pulled out just in time, along with the likes of Larry Silverstein ”Pull It” boy 4 billion bonus for me etc… All need to hang and everyone knows it. The SEC assholes knew what they were doing when they shredded those ”puts”, and they knew all about Madoff, and they certainly knew about the algo HFT usual suspects. All is fare and NDAA Private rules apply equally in all these cases, up to the Executive Office getting a dental appointment. Having just read the” Flash Boys” today, I couldn’t stand getting all the way through the drivel. The idiot that wrote the book makes it sound all so ”accidental”. No bud, not even close.
HFT certainly benefits unfairly from the system, but isn’t responsible for it. If anything, it is a symptom of corruption–but the cause of the corruption is elsewhere.
Accordingly, my modest proposal for dealing with HFT is this–nothing. Don’t bust trades–let them stand. I’d be curious to see the response of the various Ivy-League endowment funds and pension funds when they suffer brutal, near-instantaneous, multi-billion-dollar losses. At a guess, I would probably hear the screaming up here. How would real companies, producing real products, react to a sudden monkey-hammering of their stock price, especially if it triggered debt covenants? Maybe they would all exit the market en masse. It might even force a real change.
Two Florida newspapers have asked a Fort Lauderdale federal judge to deny the Justice Department’s effort to shut down a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking records from an FBI investigation into apparent terrorist activity in Sarasota shortly before 9/11.
The FBI did not explain how an investigation that it previously said had found no connection between those Saudis and the 9/11 attacks involved information so secret that its disclosure “could be expected to cause serious damage to national security.”
If the scenario sounds familiar to an anxious world watching Syria’s devastating civil war, it resonates even more with Sunni and Shi’ite fighters on the frontlines – who believe it was all foretold in 7th Century prophecies.
From the first outbreak of the crisis in the southern city of Deraa to apocalyptic forecasts of a Middle East soaked in blood, many combatants on both sides of the conflict say its path was set 1,400 years ago in the sayings of the Prophet Mohammad and his followers.
Among those many thousands of sayings, or hadith, are accounts which refer to the confrontation of two huge Islamic armies in Syria, a great battle near Damascus, and intervention from the north and west of the country.
The power of those prophecies for many fighters on the ground means that the three-year-old conflict is more deeply rooted – and far tougher to resolve – than a simple power struggle between President Bashar al-Assad and his rebel foes.
Hadith on both sides mention Syria as a main battlefield, naming cities and towns where blood will be spilled.
Hundreds of thousands of people will be killed. The whole region will be shaken from the Arabian Peninsula to Iraq, Iran and Jerusalem, according to some texts.
Saudi Arabia will collapse. Almost every country in the Middle East will face unrest. One statement says “blood will reach knee-level”.
A widely circulated hadith attributed to Mohammad says Sham, or Syria, is God’s favored land. Asked where the next jihad will be, he replies: “Go for Sham, and if you can’t, go for Yemen …(though) God has guaranteed me Sham and its people.”
Now back to the Turkish situation.
Turkey owns a very small piece of territory inside of Syria that dates back to the Ottoman Empire. This small piece of land is the tomb of Suleyman Shah, a relative of one of the founding Ottomans. It’s guarded by 24 Turkish troops and is considered sovereign Turkish territory.
Having Turkish troops in this area is not controversial, as the Syrian government has long agreed to it.
The region where this tomb is located has totally fallen out of the Syrian government’s control for many months. And now, the hardcore ISIL group controls the surrounding area. It has threatened the Turkish soldiers and told them to leave. The Turks refused, and that’s why the Turkish government is getting skittish.
This is where the leaked tape comes in.
A false flag incident with the tomb would be a way for Erdogan to double down in a desperate attempt to turn things around in Syria. Whoever leaked this conversation clearly timed it to take the wind out the sails of such a strategy.
There are only a few people with the capability and motivation to do this. As an ally of the Syrian government, Russian intelligence is at the top of that list. They have leaked similarly shocking private conversations in Ukraine recently. Members of the Turkish military opposed to Erdogan could have also done it.
Instead of coming up with a classy way of saying “touché,” the Turkish government responded by throwing a childish fit, futilely trying to block YouTube and Twitter.
In this digital age, restricting Internet access, seizing and spying on digital data, and otherwise tampering with an individual’s digital presence have become new tools in the traditional toolbox of desperate governments.
While the actions of the Turkish government are pathetic and largely obsolete, that doesn’t mean other governments with much greater capabilities won’t try similar things. Calling 911-NYC-Fire, HELLo, this is Harbinger calling, are we reaching?
Previous announcements from the astronomical community indicate that a cloud of gas and dust is approaching the Milky Way’s SMBH, where it is expected to be “spaghettified” by the intense gravity field’s tidal forces surrounding Sgr A*. Stefan Gillessen of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics wrote: “The cloud is so stretched that the close approach is not a single event but rather a process that extends over a period of at least one year…The gas at the head of the cloud is now stretched over more than 160 billion kilometers around the closest point of the orbit to the black hole.” That stretching of matter is what is commonly referred to as spaghettification..
The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South Africa is rising due to the world’s fastest growth in new infections and a higher patient survival rate, according to a new health study.
An estimated 12.2 percent of South Africa’s population was infected with the HIV virus in 2012, compared with 10.6 percent in 2008, according to a survey of 38,000 people carried out by the country’s Human Sciences Research Council.
The percentage rise was partly due to 400,000 new HIV cases in the year studied, the highest in the world, taking the total number of people infected in South Africa to 6.4 million.
In Motorola’s vision, the skin tattoo can talk to larger devices like smartphones or Google Glass through Bluetooth, and, at least in the application, includes a mike and a power source. Oh, yes, and it can function as a lie detector, measuring galvanic skin response.
To back up his point, Waggett identified a few of the futures once portrayed in science fiction movies, now a reality. Minority Report is generally the go to film for these kinds of comparisons. But it’s the commercial aspects of the film Waggett flagged up, rather than the gesture technology. In the film, the protagonist walks into a shop where an advert immediately pops up and draws on his past preferences to offer up some suggestions. “The one thing they got wrong is you won’t recognise you’re being scanned — the flashing red light in the film is for effect, but all that’s now feasible.”
It was so fitting that Obama sauntered into the Rose Garden on April Fools day to proclaim the wonderful success of Obamacare. We are the fools for allowing this fool and his fellow fools in Congress to further bankrupt our country with this disastrous government run clusterf*ck. He is a dangerous empty suit. The only thing that mattered to him and his sociopathic control freaks in the last two months was hitting an enrollment number that he could tout as success. Making sure there are enough doctors in the plan or ensuring excellent healthcare services once you get sick is not part of their agenda. And they certainly don’t worry about the 7.1 million people paying their premiums. That’s the insurance companies’ problem.
Their is so much propaganda, spin, disinformation and outright lies circulating in the captured mainstream media that the dumbed down, distracted, disinterested American populace believe the sound bites from Obama and the talking heads on MSNBC and the rest of the Obama loving media. Isn’t it funny how early in the disastrous roll-out of this joke Sebelius and her band of HHS drones didn’t know how many people had enrolled for weeks after the end of a month, but yesterday Obama knew that exactly 7.1 million people had enrolled within hours of the final deadline?
The millions of math challenged drones who believed Obama and have focused solely on the monthly premiums evidently don’t understand that deductibles on the lowest level plan average $5,000 and go as high as $12,000 drive the true cost much higher. I hope they don’t get sick or injured.
I hope you enjoyed being Obama’s fool on April 1. They say a fool is born every minute. Obama and his minions are counting on it..
President Obama gloated today over the obedience of millions of Americans who were forced under penalty of law to purchase overpriced health insurance that benefits Big Pharma and the sick-care industry. Claiming 7.1 million enrollees — a number so wildly fabricated that it generated bouts of laughter from those in the know — Obama accused critics of the forced government mandate of “trying to scare people” away from getting health insurance.
Obama’s celebration of Obamacare is politically equivalent to Kim Jong-Un celebrating how many people in North Korea praise him when required to do so in his presence. It’s the moral equivalent of a Venezuelan socialist election where if you vote for the tyrant in charge, you get a free lunch; but if you vote for the opposition, you get a bullet to the head. Obamacare’s “victory” is the philosophical equivalent of every dictator who has ever shoved a gun in the faces of helpless citizens and told them to swear their allegiance to him. Only in a totalitarian regime does the President celebrate millions of people being forced into compliance and call it a “victory.” The very idea is morally repugnant and wholly anti-American.
he couple who brought a pre-filled out Obamacare voter registration card to the attention of the media, has not stepped forward because they fear government retribution.
The unnamed La Mesa, California couple made national headlines over the weekend when they received a voter registration card from Cover California that had an “x” pre-marked in the box next to the Democratic Party.
The wife told The Daily Caller Tuesday in a phone interview that she knows of at least two other people who have received similar letters — one in San Yisidro the other in Chula Vista Urbana — but she said they are too scared to step forward.
“They’re actually waiting for me to be audited, harassed,” she said, adding they want to see what happens to her before they say anything.
According to the wife, the reason she and her husband want to stay unnamed is also due to fear.
“The thing is I’m a gun owner and Armor Guns just raided this last month by ATF, even after a restraining order was in place. They were after the clients lists,” she said, noting that she has also heard rumors that doctors have asked patients about gun ownership.
The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans’ communications as part of the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations that target foreigners located outside of the U.S., the administration’s top intelligence official confirmed in a letter to Congress disclosed Tuesday.
Obama Is a Co-Conspirator
This is where this conspiracy gets very interesting. President Obama is making money off of incarcerating American citizens in an unholy system which utilizes slave and child labor.
Vanguard Windsor II Investment Fund owns CCA. However, CCA is a minute part of the Vanguard Windsor II Funds. Vanguard Windsor is also invested in corporate giants like JP Morgan, IBM Pfizer and Conoco. This accounts for the Wall Street backing of privatized prisons and the subsequent lobbying for longer and stricter prison sentences which fuels this growth industry.
See, how the media mislead in these issues? The materials used wouldn’t be excess “eggs.” Once eggs are fertilized they aren’t eggs anymore. They would be excess embryos–e.g., nascent human life..