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lunar
19.12.2010, 13:32
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-156984-thumb-rhqu.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,731851,00.html) Milchstraße

Schwarzes Loch stiftet fruchtbares Chaos (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,731851,00.html)

Astronomen erkunden das rätselhafte Innere unserer Milchstraße, in deren Zentrum ein gigantisches Schwarzes Loch Sterne schluckt. Echos von Röntgenstrahlen künden von diesen Opfern. Gleichzeitig bietet die Region gute Voraussetzungen für die Entstehung von Leben. Von "National-Geographic"-Autor Ken Croswell mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,731851,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1094531.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26049) ]

lunar
19.12.2010, 17:25
Gesundheitsgefahr

US-Forscher finden giftiges Chrom im Trinkwasser (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/medizin/0,1518,735528,00.html)

Der Fall erinnert an den Mitte der Neunziger von Erin Brockovich aufgedeckten Skandal: Amerikanische Umweltschützer haben laut "Washington Post" im Trinkwasser von mehr als 30 US-Städten eine krebserregende Chemikalie gefunden. Mediziner sind alarmiert. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/medizin/0,1518,735528,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26064) ]

...im "Trinkwasser" :rolleyes ob das die Herren Politiker, Bankster & CEOs auch trinken :confused:mad

lunar
19.12.2010, 17:56
19 December 2010

Greed Is Not Good (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/12/hudson-financial-interests-dictate.html)

With regards to the global financial crisis, imposing austerity is not the answer. That is like starving the slaves to improve their condition by making the plantation more profitable. Looting the 'great house' and the barns to feed the slaves, at least temporarily, is not the answer either. The problem is obviously in the system itself.

But either expedient solution suits the external monied interests promoting the system who seek only to plunder and drain the assets and labor of others who are all their common prey, whether they feel their kinship or not. An unjust and unsustainable system tarnishes all participants and leaves them vulnerable to exploitation and decay.

It is the root causes of the debt and the imbalances in the system that must be addressed to make any reform sustainable. And this obviously includes addressing abuses such as the promotion of a global trade regime that is inherently unjust and imbalanced to the favor of the oligarchs of whatever political wrappings around the world who hold the greater profit to themselves and leave their people relatively impoverished and exploited. And it also includes the waging of unfunded wars to protect and promote privileged commerical interests, and a political funding system that is little more than soft graft and an open invitation to corruption by special interests.

It begins with a debilitating system of taxation by the monied interests on every commercial transaction in the form of fees and commissions, and the abuse of a money system that is little more than a fraud perpetrated by private interests for the benefit of a few at the expense of the many.

Greed is not good. Greed is a disease, an abberation of honest ambition and provision. Greed is a handmaiden of the will to power. Greed is contagious, and attacks the very contentment of society at its heart, turning it towards anarchy and oppression."Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction." Erich Fromm
Any system that promotes greed, gluttony, and insatiability as its highest good and fundamental ideal is a cult of perversion and addiction, an imbalanced insult to the natural law, with a fatal attraction to failure and self-destruction. The Banks must be restrained, and the financial system reformed, with balance restored to the economy, before there can be any sustained recovery.
Financial Interests Dictate Sovereign Policy
By Michael Hudson (http://michael-hudson.com/2010/12/financial-interests-dictate-sovereign-policy/)
December 18, 2010

"...The economic problem is not caused by sovereign debt but by bad bank loans, deceptive financial practice and neoliberal bank deregulation. Iceland’s Viking raiders, Ireland’s Anglo-Irish bank and other foreign banks are trying to avoid taking losses on financial claims that are largely fictitious, inasmuch as they exceed the ability of indebted economies to pay. The ‘crisis’ can be solved by making the banks write down their debt claims to realistic ‘junk’ valuations. There is no need to wreck economies by subjecting them to financial asset-stripping.

In such cases there’s a basic principle at work: Debts that can’t be paid, won’t be. The question is, just how won’t they be paid? As matters stand, countries are being told to subject themselves to massive foreclosure – not only a forfeiture of homes, but of national policy.

In this respect the sovereign crisis is a crisis of sovereignty itself: Who shall be in charge of the economy, its tax philosophy and public spending: elected officials acting in the public interest, or an intrusive financial oligarchy? The EU was wrong to tell governments to pay for following its advice – and pressure – to trust financial crooks and deregulate bank oversight. The European Central Bank should reimburse victimized governments for the bailouts that have been paid. This reimbursement can be done by levying a progressive tax policy and creating a central bank to help finance governments.

The proper aim of a national economy is to promote capital formation and rising living standards for the population as a whole. not a narrowing financial class at the top of the pyramid. So I see two major policies to lead the way out of this mess:

First, shift taxes back onto land and resource rent, and onto financial and capital gains. This will prevent another real estate bubble from being inflated by debt leveraging. By holding down housing prices, it will save labor from having to pay an equivalent amount in income tax. Low real estate taxes (under 1% until just recently) have not saved homeowners money in Latvia. Low property taxes merely have left more rental income to be pledged to banks, to capitalize into large mortgage loans.

Second, de-privatize basic utilities and natural monopolies to save Europe from rentiers turning it into a tollbooth economy. Europe needs a central bank that can do what central banks are supposed to do: create money to finance government deficits. But the European Central Bank and article 123 of the European Constitution as amended by the Lisbon Treaty prevents the central bank from lending to governments. This forces governments to levy taxes to pay interest to banks – for creating electronic credit that a real central bank could just as well create on its own computer keyboards.

Government banking is not necessarily inflationary. It finances what is necessary for economies to grow: investment in infrastructure and capital formation to raise productivity and minimize the cost of doing business.

What turns out to be inflationary is commercial bank lending. It inflates asset prices – unproductively. Banks lend mainly against real estate and other assets already in place, and stocks and bonds already issued. This is unproductive credit, not real wealth creation. The only way to keep this unproductive debt overhead solvent is to inflate asset prices more – by untaxing assets to leave more revenue to pay bankers on exponentially growing debts.

It doesn’t have to be this way. The recent 30 years of financial polarization is reversible. The alternative is to succumb to neoliberal austerity."
Posted by Jesse at 10:39 AM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/12/hudson-financial-interests-dictate.html)

lunar
19.12.2010, 18:21
....auch wenn es vielleicht einigen mittlerweile zum Hals raus hängt - dieser Artikel wurde von einer "leading spokesperson of what was later described as the third-wave of the feminist movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-wave_feminism)." Ich finde den Artikel wichtig :cool
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Naomi Wolf (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naomi-wolf)

Bestselling Author, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
Posted: December 15, 2010 01:59 PM

Sweden's Serial Negligence in Prosecuting Rape Further Highlights the Politics Behind Julian Assange's Arrest (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naomi-wolf/post_1435_b_797188.html)

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As I have been making the case on media outlets in the past few days that the British and Swedish sex crime charges related actions against Julian Assange are so extraordinarily and unprecedentedly severe -- compared to how prosecutors always treat far more cut-and-dry allegations than those in question in this case worldwide, including in the Scandinavian countries, and that thus the pretext of using these charges against Assange is a pimping of feminism (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naomi-wolf/jaccuse-sweden-britain-an_b_795899.html) by the State and an insult to rape victims -- I have found myself up against a bizarre fantasy in the minds of my (mostly male) debating opponents.

The fantasy is that somehow this treatment -- a global manhunt, solitary confinement in the Victorian cell that drove Oscar Wilde to suicidal despair within a matter of days, and now a bracelet tracking his movements -- is not atypical, because somehow Sweden must be a progressively hot-blooded but still progressively post-feminist paradise for sexual norms in which any woman in any context can bring the full force of the law against any man who oversteps any sexual boundary.

Well, I was in Denmark in March of this year at a global gathering for women leaders on International Women's Day, and heard extensively from specialists in sex crime and victims' rights in Sweden. So I knew this position taken by the male-dominated US, British and Swedish media was, basically, horsesh-t. But none of the media outlets hyperventilating now about how this global-manhunt/Bourne-identity-chase-scene-level treatment of a sex crime allegation originating in Sweden must be 'normative' has bothered to do any actual reporting of how rape -- let alone the far more ambiguous charges of Assange's accusers, which are not charges of rape but of a category called 'sex by surprise,' which has no analog elsewhere -- is actually prosecuted in Sweden.

Guess what: Sweden has HIGHER rates of rape than other comparable countries -- including higher than the US and Britain, higher than Denmark and Finland -- and the same Swedish authorities going after Assange do a worse job prosecuting reported rapes than do police and the judiciary in any comparable country. And these are flat-out, unambiguous reported rape cases, not the 'sex by surprise' Assange charges involving situations that began consensually.

Indeed, the Swedish authorities -- who are now being depicted as global feminist sex-crime-avenger superheroes in blue capes -- were shamed by a 2008 Amnesty International report, "Case Closed (http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ACT77/001/2010/en)", as being far more dismissive of rape, and far more insulting to rape victims who can be portrayed as 'asking for it' by drinking or any kind of sexual ambiguity -- than any other country in their comparison group. As Amnesty International put it in a blistering attack: "Swedish Rapists Get Impunity."

The same Swedish prosecutors who are now claiming custody of Julian Assange are, indeed, so shamefully negligent in prosecuting Swedish rapists who did not happen to embarrass the United States government that a woman who has been raped in Sweden is ten times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than she is of getting any kind of legal proceeding on her behalf undertaken by Swedish prosecutors.

Of all Swedish reported rapes (and remember this is rape, not "molestation"), fewer result in legal proceedings of any kind than do comparable cases in the US, Finland and Norway.

"Sweden needs to do much more to clamp down on rapists, according to reports from Amnesty International and the United Nations," Jennifer Heape reports (http://www.thelocal.se/19124/20090428/) for the website thelocal.se, which translates Swedish news for an English-speaking audience. Sweden tops European rape league, data showed in 2009, but "Sweden's image as an international forerunner in the fight for gender equality has been damaged by recent reports comparing rape statistics across various countries....''

The same prosecutors going after Assange for an ambiguous situation are doing worse in getting convictions today than they were forty-five years ago: "despite the number of rapes reported to the police quadrupling over the past 20 years, the percentage of reported rapes ending in conviction is markedly lower today than it was in 1965."

Sweden's horrific record in prosecuting all the accused rapists and men accused of sex crime in Sweden who are not Julian Assange drew consternation from as high up as the UN. UN rapporteur Yakin Ertürk warned (http://books.google.com/books?id=QPf0IN618oQC&pg=PA66&lpg=PA66&dq=between+the+apparent+progress+in+achieving+gender+equality+and+the+reports+of+continued+violence+against+women+in+the+country.+yakin+erturk&source=bl&ots=5cUyHqwTQS&sig=fdzuCHaPIfhN1fmDNfl0PhAB1qk&hl=en&ei=SAkJTYGTJoH78AaB38zEAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=between%20the%20apparent%20progress%20in%20achieving%20gender%20equality%20and%20the%20reports%20of%20continued%20violence%20against%20women%20in%20the%20country.%20yakin%20erturk&f=false)in February 2007, that there is a shocking discrepancy "between the apparent progress in achieving gender equality and the reports of continued violence against women in the country."

The actual number of rapes in Sweden in 2006 was estimated to be close to 30,000, according to Swedish data compilation. This number indicates that Swedish women have so little faith in their own legal system that 85-90 percent do not bother reporting the crime to the same police who are ankle-braceleting Assange, as a 2007 study showed that only '5-10 percent of all rapes are reported to the police' -- a reporting rate lower than the US and the UK, which have reporting rates of about 13-30 percent, a shameful enough set of numbers in itself.

The statistical survey by the Swedish organization BRÅ showed that of that five or ten percent of rapes that resulted in reporting -- fewer than thirteen percent resulted in a police decision to start any legal proceedings at all. "The phenomenon of alleged offenses not formally being reported to the police or dropped before reaching court is termed 'attrition'," the report remarks sadly. "Amnesty slams the Swedish judicial system and the prevalence of attrition within it, concluding that, "in practice, many perpetrators enjoy impunity," Heape writes. In other words, 1.3 women in a thousand who is raped in Sweden will not receive any legal response whatsoever.

In the US and in Europe, male-dominated media discussions seem to portray the Assange charges as a victory of Swedish authorities over the old canard that "date rape" is not prosecuted because of a tendency to "blame the victim." But in fact, whenever they are not prosecuting Julian Assange, if you are raped on a date, Swedish police are unlikely to pursue your assailant. If the victim has been drinking, or behaving in a way that can be stigmatized as sexually provocative, no matter how clear-cut the rape charge, Swedish police typically leave such charges by the wayside. "In analyzing attrition and the failings of the police and judicial system, Case Closed draws attention to 'discriminatory attitudes about female and male sexuality...Young (drunk) women, in particular, have problems fulfilling the stereotypical role of the 'ideal victim', with the consequence that neither rapes within intimate relationships nor 'date rapes' involving teenage girls result in legal action," reports Heape.

"Helena Sutourius, an expert in legal proceedings in sexual offense cases, concludes that, in Sweden, 'the focus appears to be on the woman's behaviour, rather than on the act that is the object of the investigation.'" Swedish prosecutors and police don't even keep proper track of their own rape issue and how their own police handle or mishandle cases. Amnesty accused Sweden of little scrutiny of or research into the quality of its own rape crime investigations, "a serious shortcoming that needs to be addressed immediately."

Finally, remember that in the Assange case it is the State rather than the women themselves that is bringing the charges. The Swedish state -- which has proven, in politically neutral cases that merely involve actual assaults against women -- such a shameful custodian of raped victims' well-being.

And then, conclude: shame on Sweden; shame on Interpol; shame on Britain. And lasting shame, given this farcical hijacking of a sex crime law that is scarcely ever enforced in Sweden in far less ambiguous contexts, on the United States of America.

lunar
19.12.2010, 19:49
local art in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, CA
http://balloonbill.smugmug.com/Other/Spring-Road-to-Death-Valley/11738542_HKq2f#831070906_AkrRa

lunar
19.12.2010, 21:37
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The Next Stop In Obama's Political Suicide Tour: Announcing Social Security Cuts During State Of The Union Address (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/next-stop-obamas-political-suicide-tour-announcing-social-security-cuts-during-state-union-a)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/19/2010 13:42 -0500

Obama's latest quid-pro-quo with the republican party over a doubling down on fiscal stimulus in the form of mutual back scratching, funding by yet another trillion in debt, may have well be the start of his toxic spiral to the the bottom of political insignificance. According to Politico, "The tax deal negotiated by President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is just the first part of a multistage drama that is likely to further divide and weaken Democrats." Next up on the path of what many see as the terminal alienation of the president from his liberal constituency, will occur during the next State of the Union Address, when the teleprompter in chief is expected to announce cuts in Social Security, according to Politico which quotes "well-placed sources." Why will the president pretend to espouse even an ounce of fiscal prudence? Because, around that time the discussion over the US debt ceiling will be in full heat: we expect total US debt to be about $14.1 trillion by the end of January: just a $200 billion buffer from the debt ceiling breach. Therefore, as Robert Kuttner of politico speculates: "The idea is to pre-empt an even more draconian set of budget cuts likely to be proposed by the incoming House Budget Committee chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), as a condition of extending the debt ceiling. This is expected to hit in April." And as Kuttner once again phrases it best: "How to put this politely? For a Democratic president, this approach is bad economics and worse politics."


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:rolleyes

lunar
20.12.2010, 09:10
Ökonom Roland Vaubel warnt Schweiz vor EU-Monster (http://fact-fiction.net/?p=5543)

19.12.2010 Dieses Interview sollte man lesen! Es betrifft zwar die Schweiz, zeigt aber den Zustand und die geheime Agenda der EU-Bonzen. Das Interview enthält ein paar Punkte, die wir hier noch nie angesprochen haben:



Stachel im Fleisch der EU-Politiker

Der liberale deutsche Ökonom Roland Vaubel warnt die Schweiz vor einem Beitritt zur EU. Das Abseitsstehen bringe Vorteile für den Finanzplatz und den Arbeitsmarkt. Die Personenfreizügigkeit erachtet er als gescheitert. Sozialtourismus und mehr Regulierung seien die Folgen. Von Pierre Heumann

Herr Vaubel, zuerst Griechenland, jetzt Irland und bald vielleicht auch Portugal: Geht der Euro unter?

Nein, aber die Bürger merken jetzt, worauf sie sich eingelassen haben.



.....wenn sie nicht total verblödet sind bleiben sie draussen ....doch die dummheit kennt keine grenzen bei politiker

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://showthread.php3?p=1358925#post1358925)
:gruebel :rolleyes ich werde wohl notgedrungen eimal mit der SVP abstimmen müssen :schwitz wenn es überhaupt zur Abstimmung kommt - oder werden wir auch einfach untergebuttert wie andere EU-Länder :rolleyes

lunar
20.12.2010, 09:28
Wahlen in Weißrussland

Polizei knüppelt Oppositionelle nieder (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,735565,00.html)

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Nach der Präsidentschaftswahl hat es in Weißrussland brutale Angriffe gegen Regimegegner gegeben. Mehrere bekannte Regierungskritiker seien verschleppt worden, berichten unabhängige Journalisten. Ein deutscher OSZE-Beobachter sieht allerdings keine Anzeichen für Wahlbetrug. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,735565,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1099840.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26079) ]



Wahlen in Weißrussland: Demonstranten versuchen Regierungssitz zu stürmen (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,735553,00.html)

:gomad

lunar
20.12.2010, 09:34
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US-Immobilienmarkt

Luxusruinen zum Schnäppchenpreis (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,734942,00.html)

Südflorida ist der Inbegriff der Immobilienkrise: Wolkenkratzer ragen nutzlos in den Himmel, Luxuswohnungen stehen leer. Jetzt schnappen sich Spekulanten die Liegenschaften zum Ramschpreis - und hoffen auf eine bessere Zukunft. Aus Palm Beach Gardens berichtet Marc Pitzke mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,734942,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1099327.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26083) ]



Fotostrecke: Geisterstädte der Finanzkrise (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-62693.html)
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"Alles ist runtergesetzt. 50 bis 70 Prozent. 75 Prozent." :gruebel ja aber wenn's vorher 200 - 300% oder noch mehr hoch ging :confused:rolleyes dann sind diese "Schnäppchen" vielleicht doch keine :confused:rolleyes:nw

lunar
20.12.2010, 09:46
Biden: World Leaders Don't Want My Staff In The Room Anymore (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/19/joe-biden-wikileaks-assange-high-tech-terrorist_n_798838.html)

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Sounds like Joe MBNA is worried about the bank document dump.

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Biden is such a bad liar. Staff in the room are not the point. Perhaps foreign leaders may ask the US not to give 3 million people access to their "secret" documents though.
Let's face it: if 3 million people had access, there can't be country in the world that hadn't already read all this. But, whoa, now that Joe Sixpack and Jane Lipstick can read them... not that's a "national security risk".

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Did somebody let Clarence Thomas out again?

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Clarance is too busy seeing how he can give more rights to the Corporatio*ns, but if WikiLeaks starts to expose the crooked Bankers, Clarence will come to the rescue.

:rolleyesIn den Hearings im von den Demokraten kontrollierten Justizausschuss des Senats (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_Committee_on_the_Judiciary) schlug Thomas von demokratischer Seite wegen seiner Ablehnung von Fördermaßnahmen für Minderheiten (affirmative action (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action)) und seiner vermuteten Opposition gegen ein Recht auf Abtreibung (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abtreibung) heftiger Widerstand entgegen. Zudem wurden seine fachlichen Qualifikationen und sein Intellekt angezweifelt. Als im Verlauf der Hearings Vorwürfe laut wurden, Thomas habe eine frühere Arbeitskollegin, Anita Hill, sexuell belästigt, wurden die Anhörungen zum Medienspektakel. Die entsprechenden Zeugenaussagen gegen Thomas vermochten den Ausschuss jedoch nicht zu überzeugen und er überwies die Nomination - ohne Antrag pro oder contra - an das Senatsplenum. Der Senat (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senat_der_Vereinigten_Staaten) bestätigte Thomas mit 52 zu 48 Stimmen im Amt, dem knappsten Ergebnis bei Richterwahlen im 20. Jahrhundert. Der entnervte Thomas bezeichnete das Verfahren später als "High-Tech-Lynching für aufmüpfige Schwarze."
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Thomas

lunar
20.12.2010, 09:58
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JPM Fraudclosure Whistleblower Emerges (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jpm-fraudclosure-whistleblower-emerges)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/19/2010 20:48 -0500

The one main thing missing from the recent escalation in charges against the major banks in regard to the fraudclosure scandal has been an internal whistleblower who can corroborate that all the charges against the various illicit mortgage practices. After all, it is one thing to lay allegations, and totally different for a court of law to find that these are validated. So far it is precisely the latter that has been missing as no court is willing to escalate an issue that could potentially unwind decades of mortgage securitization. Yet all that may be about to change. Daily Finance's Abigail Field presents the case of one Linda Almonte, a former employee of JPM, who is not only suing the bank for wrongful termination, but has now also filed a whistleblower complaint with the SEC. Filed says: "The core allegations add context to her lawsuit, and they charge Chase with grotesque and illegal practices involving its credit card debt processes, including robo-signing." Sure enough, JP Morgan is denying everything. Yet a close look at the details presented by Almonte indicates that either she is blatantly lying, or JPM may be in water just as hot as Bank of America.



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by bobboberson
on Sun, 12/19/2010 - 20:59
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Can't wait for these fuckers to crash and burn!

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by Cleanclog
on Sun, 12/19/2010 - 21:33
#817882 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jpm-fraudclosure-whistleblower-emerges#comment-817882)
They should . . . but it'll probably be just another "fine" as wrist-slap and wink-wink carry on. We're in a real pickle in this country when the elected officials, the regulators, and the courthouses are under the extremely powerful influence (some say payroll) of the financial and corporate elite.

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by Slash
on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 00:47
#818128 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jpm-fraudclosure-whistleblower-emerges#comment-818128)
http://www.businessinsider.com/jessica-fashano-suicide-2010-12
looks like a citi banker had a sudden acute case of suicide.

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by caconhma
on Sun, 12/19/2010 - 21:58
#817926 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jpm-fraudclosure-whistleblower-emerges#comment-817926)
Since Goldman and JPM own the country, Fraudclosure business is going to nowhere. The Congress will fix it to the Wall-Street liking.
In any case, anyone must pay for the real estate holdings. Rent-free MacMansion living does not make any sense. The sooner foreclosures will be over the better for everybody (except for parasites).

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by Cognitive Dissonance
on Sun, 12/19/2010 - 21:23
#817812 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jpm-fraudclosure-whistleblower-emerges#comment-817812)
Whoops. Another inconvenient truth that exposes the Ponzi partners. Looks like the RICO crew needs to hire Mr. Wolfe to clean up this ugly mess. On second thought, even Mr. Wolfe can't keep this under wraps.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulp_Fiction
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANPsHKpti48

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lunar
20.12.2010, 11:45
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A Look At The Upcoming Calendar As The Sleepiest Week Of The Year Arrives (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/look-upcoming-calendar-sleepiest-week-year-arrives)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/19/2010 16:53 -0500



Czech (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/9768)
European Central Bank (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/9235)
Gross Domestic Product (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/9219)
Mexico (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/12141)
Monetary Policy (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/10014)
New Home Sales (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/275)
Philly Fed (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/9914)
Poland (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/9765)
United Kingdom (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/9384)
Volatility (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy_vtn/term/9281)

The upcoming week will be largely one where absolutely nothing happens. Anemic volumes will continue to be anemic, outflows will continue, and nobody will care about news flow or technicals. That said, here is Goldman's analysis of the few items that actually may matter.


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lunar
20.12.2010, 11:51
Grösster Investor der Welt schlägt nach Euro-Gipfel Alarm (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Groesster-Investor-der-Welt-schlaegt-nach-EuroGipfel-Alarm/story/16339311)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/6/3/16339311/20/teaserbreit.jpg?1292842072 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Groesster-Investor-der-Welt-schlaegt-nach-EuroGipfel-Alarm/story/16339311) Die kalifornische Pimco verwaltet über eine Billion Dollar an Vermögen. Jetzt warnt einer ihrer Topmanager öffentlich: Der Euro stehe vor dem Zusammenbruch. Er macht einen radikalen Rettungsvorschlag. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Groesster-Investor-der-Welt-schlaegt-nach-EuroGipfel-Alarm/story/16339311)

Aktualisiert um 10:10 Uhr

Pimco :confused:rolleyes

lunar
20.12.2010, 15:07
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-159908-thumb-beth.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,733743,00.html) China

Die Kellermenschen von Peking (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,733743,00.html)

Peking treibt seine Arbeiter in den Untergrund: Hunderttausende Menschen leben in der chinesischen Hauptstadt in Kellern, weil sie sich eine Wohnung über Souterrain-Niveau nicht leisten können. Spekulanten treiben Immobilienpreise künstlich in die Höhe. Von Andreas Lorenz, Peking mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,733743,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26096) ]
.....Pekings Funktionäre rühmen sich zwar, dass es in ihrer Stadt keine Slums wie in Nairobi oder Bangkok gibt. Die Viertel aus primitiven Ziegelsteinverschlägen ohne Klo, die einst das Bild vieler Bezirke prägten, verschwinden langsam. Was die Stadtväter aber bislang verschweigen: Das Problem, dass viele Millionen sich keine normale Wohnung leisten können, bleibt unverändert bestehen. So symbolisiert der Wohnungsmarkt der Hauptstadt trefflich den Zustand des kommunistischen China: Es ist eine Gesellschaft, in der die Schere zwischen Arm und Reich immer weiter auseinander geht...... (....kommt mir bekannt vor :rolleyes:oo:mad)



Fotostrecke: Leben in einem chinesischen Slum (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-62530.html)

lunar
20.12.2010, 15:39
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New York Fed To Raise SOMA Limit From 35% To 70% Per CUSIP (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/new-york-fed-raise-soma-limit-35-70-cusip)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/20/2010 09:09 -0500

One of our more successful predictions in advance of QE2 was that the Fed would raise the SOMA (System Open Market Account ) limit on holding at most 35% of any one treasury CUSIP. Sure enough, one of the paramaters of the QE2 launch included an indefinite lifting of the SOMA barrier. CNBC has just reported that the Fed will impose a new SOMA barrier of 70%. Of course, just like the US Treasury limit, this is a token number and can be removed on a whim - after all, the Fed is not accountable to anyone. We expect this new revised limit to be eliminated concurrently with the announcement of QE3 (or QE4 at the latest). In the meantime, this will have an impact on POMO dynamics as various treasurys that approach this barrier will see their buybacks slowed down. This is only relevant if one is involved in the Fed frontrunning business. Which these days is everyone.




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by Cognitive Dissonance
on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 09:32
#818446 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/new-york-fed-raise-soma-limit-35-70-cusip#comment-818446)
"Rules? RULES? I don't need no stinking rules. I make the rules."
Overheard in the executive men's room at the Fed. My spy informs me it sounded like Bernanke drunk on power.

lunar
20.12.2010, 16:09
Trade Against the SNB

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Submitted by Bruce Krasting (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/bruce-krasting) on 12/20/2010 09:40 -0500

The Swiss National Bank has made two significant reserve management moves over the past decade that have blown up spectacularly. Now they have put on another big position. Given the past track record, a spec position against their book might be a winner. First, a bit about the past.

Starting in 2001 and ending in 2005 the SNB sold off half of their big holdings of gold. They sold a total 1,300 tonnes. Phillip Hildebrand, the current chairman of the SNB gave a speech in 2005 to the Institute for International Economics. He crowed about the success of the program. (PDF Link (http://www.bis.org/review/r050509b.pdf)). This chart from that speech tells it all. The SNB sold at the dead bottom of the market. The four-year program netted them an average selling price around $350. What a disaster. The 42 million ounces of gold is now worth $44 billion more than what it was sold for.




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The next blunder occurred early this year when the SNB made the terrible choice of defending the weak Euro against the strong Swiss Franc. They absorbed an additional CHF 120b in reserves in this losing battle. After spending a fortune they folded their cards and just watched the CHF appreciate even more. Today the EURCHF is at the lowest level in history. How much did this cost? In the first nine months of the year the tab came to CHF 21b ($22b). Things have gotten worse since 9/30......

.....The FX markets bounce around quite a bit in the short term. Should we get some gyrations that create a good entry point for a long CHFYEN trade it might be worth a punt. You will be trading against a big guy. But that big player has had a losing hand. :(:mad

Disclosure: Long CHFYEN


full story: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/trade-against-snb

.....eigentlich alles falsch gemacht :grrrr


Euro fällt erstmals unter 1.27 Franken (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/euro_faellt_erstmals_unter_127_franken-983104-449)

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/news/235/4232_Schweizer%5FFranken.jpg Aktualisiert um 14:37 Uhr

Die Talfahrt des Euro zum Schweizer Franken setzt sich am Montag ungehindert fort. Strategen sehen bereits Kurse von 1,20 Franken, falls der Markt wegen der Euro-Krise in Panik geraten sollte. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/euro_faellt_erstmals_unter_127_franken-983104-449)

lunar
20.12.2010, 16:19
Warmbader über den Dächern von Zürich

Zürich badet in Aqui-Mineralwasser (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/stadt/Zuerich-badet-in-AquiMineralwasser/story/27747349)

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Von Janine Hosp. Aktualisiert um 10:31 Uhr


Das Zürcher Thermalbad (http://Das%20Z%C3%BCrcher%20Thermalbad)

lunar
20.12.2010, 18:02
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First POMO Of The Day Closes: Fed Purchases $7.8 Billion In 2018-2020 Bonds (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/first-pomo-day-closes-fed-purchases-78-billion-2018-2020-bonds)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/20/2010 11:11 -0500

As noted earlier, the first POMO of the day is now complete and the Fed's balance is now $7.790 billion bigger. This is only part one of today's monetization game as the afternoon will see Bernanke's asset increase by another $8 billion at 2 pm. The Submitted to Accepted ratio one POMO 1 came at a surprisingly low 2.2x, which indicates that PDs are not cash starved, and instead it leads us to believe that the selling in the markets is Primary Dealer driven. Hopefully the GETCOs will be able to sustain the offer-pressure should the selling intensify by day end as more and more banks seek to exit profitable risk positions.


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lunar
20.12.2010, 18:14
Rows of suitcases are stacked in Heathrow's Terminal 3 :rolleyes:schwitz
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2010/dec/20/weather#/?picture=369930454&index=6

Hoka
20.12.2010, 18:40
Trade Against the SNB


full story: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/trade-against-snb
Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1359014#post1359014)
Eurokurs von 50 Rappen? In der Schweiz steigt die Nervosität

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Eurokurs-von-50-Rappen-In-der-Schweiz-steigt-die-Nervositaet/story/10380950


Geheimdeal?

http://www.20min.ch/finance/news/story/Neue-Nahrung-fuer-die-These-vom-Geheimdeal-15791762

lunar
20.12.2010, 18:46
Eurokurs von 50 Rappen? In der Schweiz steigt die Nervosität

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Eurokurs-von-50-Rappen-In-der-Schweiz-steigt-die-Nervositaet/story/10380950

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1359056#post1359056)
....SNB war doch mal ok :confused:rolleyes lassen die sich auch so unterbuttern von Politikern, Lobbyisten und Wirschaftsvereinen :confused oder wird da auch alles von über dem grossen Teich gesteuert :confused:rolleyes

Hoka
20.12.2010, 18:50
....SNB war doch mal ok :confused:rolleyes lassen die sich auch so unterbuttern von Politikern, Lobbyisten und Wirschaftsvereinen :confused oder wird da auch alles von über dem grossen Teich gesteuert :confused:rolleyes

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1359058#post1359058)
...Am Rande sei erwähnt, dass, falls SNB-Präsident Hildebrand, wie dies in Finanzkreisen schon länger behauptet wird, tatsächlich Nachfolger von Strauss-Kahn werden möchte, der Schweizer auf den Goodwill der USA angewiesen sein wird.

http://www.20min.ch/finance/news/story/Neue-Nahrung-fuer-die-These-vom-Geheimdeal-15791762


:confused

lunar
20.12.2010, 18:50
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One Purchase Pushes Weekly Insider Selling To Buying Ratio From 336x To 14x (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/one-purchase-pushes-weekly-insider-selling-buying-ratio-336x-14x)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/20/2010 11:48 -0500

One look at last week's insider transaction list confirms that the deluge of insider selling refuses to end, and is now well in the double digit billion category in recent months. S&P Insiders sold $512 billion in notional in the week ended December 17 per Bloomberg, slightly above the 6 month average, with the top five sales taking place in Google, Ralph Lauren, UnitedHealth, General Dynamics and Starwood Hotels: in these five names alone executives sold nearly $200 million worth of stock. On the buy side, one purchase skewed the distribution to the tune of 96%: an acquisition of TIMET stock (TIE) for $34 million represented nearly all of the $35.7 million in insider purchases in the past week. Incidentally this is the second week in a row in which we have observed material purchasing in TIE, with $2.6 million in Titanium Metals purchased last week (when it accounted for 75% of all insider buying). And with this week's TIE purchase, the insider buying recorded in the past week is the biggest we have seen since beginning to keep track of insider transactions.


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lunar
20.12.2010, 19:00
...Am Rande sei erwähnt, dass, falls SNB-Präsident Hildebrand, wie dies in Finanzkreisen schon länger behauptet wird, tatsächlich Nachfolger von Strauss-Kahn werden möchte, der Schweizer auf den Goodwill der USA angewiesen sein wird.

http://www.20min.ch/finance/news/story/Neue-Nahrung-fuer-die-These-vom-Geheimdeal-15791762


:confused

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1359059#post1359059)
.....wir begeben und immer mehr in eine Sackgasse :rolleyes:mad
"Goodwill <---> USA" :rolleyes :klo :reiter

Hoka
20.12.2010, 19:01
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lunar
20.12.2010, 21:12
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Guest Post: The Bennie Who Stole Christmas (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-bennie-who-stole-christmas)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/20/2010 13:57 -0500

Ben Bernanke is a highly educated PhD from Princeton who has never worked a day in the real world since he graduated from college in 1975. His entire life has been spent in the ivory tower of academia surrounded by models and theories that work perfectly in the comfort of his office. After building his reputation as an “expert” on the Great Depression by studying it and reaching the wrong conclusions, he came down from his ivory tower in 2002 to join an organization that has systematically destroyed the value of the US currency, thereby undermining the well being of the once vibrant middle class...If the Grinch had been pimping for a small pack of Grinchsters who impoverished the honest people of Whoville, then the Dr. Seuss poem would have perfectly described Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve and the banksters that run the show here in the USA. The actions taken by Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and their brethren on the Federal Reserve over the last quarter century have destroyed the middle class and left senior citizens impoverished, while enriching its Wall Street masters. Now he is stealing Christmas from the hard working middle class of this country.



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by TradingJoe
on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 14:14
#819123 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-bennie-who-stole-christmas#comment-819123)
And still, some out there still think/say this is the greatest country on earth, well, if you can pay the up and coming uber-taxes and have something left for inflation then, well then, yes it is! Guns and Ammo Folks, or Renunciation! I am not sure if gold and silver will help much, given the real state of this US of "ours"!

lunar
20.12.2010, 22:03
yjViy3IV25E

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1359062#post1359062)
:rolleyes who controls the foodstamp business :oo :kotzJPM :dumm
das Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYRG9f5F4gw&feature=player_embedded) wurde anscheinend auch schon im Januar gesendet - Jamie hat sich also dieses ganze Jahr schon wieder unverschämt an der Armut der Bevölkerung bereichert :gomad

lunar
20.12.2010, 22:24
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Information zur totalen Mondfinsternis
am Dienstag, 21. Dezember 2010
(in Europa nur teilweise sichtbar)

Zur Sichtbarkeit in Europa
Der Ablauf dieser Mondfinsternis am 21. Dezember 2010 wird in Europa nur teilweise zu beobachten sein, da der Mond in den meisten Ländern und Städten bereits vor Beginn der Totalität untergeht. Nur ganz im Westen – z.B. in Lissabon, Monduntergang 08:55 Uhr – wird man eventuell noch ein wenig mehr zu sehen bekommen....
....Der kupferfarbene Mond
Wenn der Mond den Kernschatten der Erde berührt, verdunkeln sich die ersten Gebiete der Mondoberfläche. Würde man nun auf dem Mond stehen, würde man eine totale Sonnenfinsternis erleben! Sobald der Mond vollständig in den Kernschatten eingetaucht ist, beginnt die totale Mondfinsternis. Die Mondoberfläche leuchtet nun kupferrot. Zur Mitte des Kernschattens hin lässt das Licht nach und wird Dunkelrot bis Braungrau.

ganzer Artikel: http://www.vollmond.info/de/mondfinsternis_2010.html

lunar
20.12.2010, 22:33
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2010's Rare Full Moon Eclipse (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/20/lunar-eclipse-tonight-201_n_798912.html)

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lunar
21.12.2010, 09:37
Orban eifert Russland, China und Singapur nach (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Orban-eifert-Russland-China-und-Singapur-nach/story/12514794)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/2/5/12514794/11/teaserbreit.jpg?1292919589 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Orban-eifert-Russland-China-und-Singapur-nach/story/12514794) Der Ministerpräsident baut den ungarischen Staat rasant und brutal um. Stets auf seine Macht bedacht. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Orban-eifert-Russland-China-und-Singapur-nach/story/12514794)

Von Bernard Odehnal. Aktualisiert vor 53 Minuten 5 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Orban-eifert-Russland-China-und-Singapur-nach/story/12514794#kommentar)

:rolleyes....Das Mediengesetz wird nicht nur die öffentlichrechtlichen Medien unter Aufsicht eines regierungsnahen Medienrats stellen und private Print- und Onlinemedien mit 120 000 Franken Strafe für Verstösse gegen «allgemeine Interessen» oder «öffentliche Sitten» bedrohen. Die Leiterin des Medienrats erhält zudem Kompetenzen wie eine Ministerin. Und Regierungschef Orban uneingeschränkte Kontrolle über Ungarns Medien.....:gomad
....«Wenn Europa das durchgehen lässt, wird das ungarische Modell Schule machen. Die Nachbarländer werden das bald kopieren.» :gomad

...und so was übernimmt den nächsten EU Vorsitz :bad

lunar
21.12.2010, 09:49
Politik: 21. Dezember 2010, 05:56

Lukaschenko bezeichnet Proteste als «Banditentum» (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/lukaschenko_bezeichnet_proteste_als_banditentum_1.8790233.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/weissrussland_proteste_2_small_1.8790234.1292907298.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/lukaschenko_bezeichnet_proteste_als_banditentum_1.8790233.html) OSZE kritisiert Auszählung der Stimmen bei Präsidentenwahl

In Weissrussland ist die Polizei auch am Montagabend hart gegen Regierungskritiker vorgegangen. Die OSZE bezeichnet vermutet Wahlbetrug bei der Auszählung der Stimmen. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/lukaschenko_bezeichnet_proteste_als_banditentum_1.8790233.html)

Kommentar: Lukaschenko zeigt sein wahres Gesicht (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/startseite/das_wahre_gesicht_lukaschenkos_1.8789115.html)
Augenzeuge: «Das Volk wird euch richten!» (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/das_volk_wird_euch_richten_1.8789212.html)

lunar
21.12.2010, 10:02
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Will Julian Assange Make Brian Moynihan (Or Another Bank CEO) Resign? (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/will-julian-assange-make-brian-moynihan-or-another-bank-ceo-resign)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/20/2010 18:18 -0500

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According to an advance preview of an interview with Julian Assange by the Times of London's Alexi Mostrous, the Wikileaks founder has announced that he has "enough material to make bosses of a major US bank resign." While this can be merely the latest step in the chess game between Wikileaks and Bank of America, with the former assumed to hold destructive material on the other, with the latter escalating last Friday and blocking all of Wikileaks payments, as we reported over the weekend (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/after-bofa-escalates-refuses-process-wikileaks-payments-wiki-realiates-advises-americans-put), it may potentially hold some insight into just what material Assange has on either Brian Moynihan, or some other bank executive. On the other hand, keep in mind that the Times of London is the only newspaper which has recently instituted a paywall with unpleasant result (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/has-rupert-murdochs-paywall-gamble-paid-off-2067907.html): as previously reported the Times, has scared off its advertisers and readers in droves, so there is always the possibility that this is merely a publicity stunt along the lines of how the Guardian got its traffic to explode and kill its site several times during the original cablegate releases.



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by vote_libertaria...
on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 18:23
#819701 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/will-julian-assange-make-brian-moynihan-or-another-bank-ceo-resign#comment-819701)
Resign? He obviously doesn't understand how things work here in 'merica. The more corrupt and the bigger the oopsy the bigger your bonuses.
Resign? hahahahahahahaa

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by Clapham Junction
on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 18:26
#819710 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/will-julian-assange-make-brian-moynihan-or-another-bank-ceo-resign#comment-819710)
(deleted for being too harsh towards our beloved Tyler)
Sorry T, this one is very naive.

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by Tyler Durden
on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 18:34
#819731 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/will-julian-assange-make-brian-moynihan-or-another-bank-ceo-resign#comment-819731)
I believe the null hypothesis here is that this is an eyeball gathering event and nothing else.

lunar
21.12.2010, 13:26
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by Atomizer
on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 20:50
#819961 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/will-julian-assange-make-brian-moynihan-or-another-bank-ceo-resign#comment-819961)


Martin Armstrong had quite a bit to say on subject matter.

http://www.martinarmstrong.org/files/Saving%20the%20Day%20After%20Tomorrow%2012-7-2010.pdf

It will be interesting to watch this all unfold into half truths, truths and fiction.

'Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.'

~Winston Churchill




....sollte man lesen :oo

lunar
21.12.2010, 13:47
Assange defends extradition fight (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/21/julian-assange-defends-decision-sweden)

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Admin/BkFill/Default_image_group/2010/12/21/1292928539569/julian-assange-close-up-003.jpg (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/21/julian-assange-defends-decision-sweden) WikiLeaks founder says he is not obliged to return to be questioned over sexual assault allegations


WikiLeaks: US suspected Stanford before ECB (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/20/wikileaks-cables-allen-stanford-warning)
'Taliban treats heroin stocks like savings accounts' (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/20/wikileaks-cables-taliban-heroin-stockpile)
Bulgarian nuclear project 'dogged by concerns' (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/20/wikileaks-cables-bulgarian-nuclear-project)
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....wie das wohl ausgeht :confused:rolleyes:schwitz

lunar
21.12.2010, 14:34
«Wikileaks war meine letzte Hoffnung» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Wikileaks-war-meine-letzte-Hoffnung-/story/23226809)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/3/2/23226809/18/teaserbreit.jpg?1292937902 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Wikileaks-war-meine-letzte-Hoffnung-/story/23226809) Rudolf Elmer publizierte auf Wikileaks Bankdaten. Er stört sich aber zunehmend am Verhalten von Julian Assange. Mehr...:rolleyes (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Wikileaks-war-meine-letzte-Hoffnung-/story/23226809)

.....Am 19. Januar 2011 beginnt vor dem Bezirksgericht Zürich der Prozess gegen Rudolf Elmer wegen Bankgeheimnis-Verletzung. Seit 2005 hatte Elmer, Nummer zwei der Julius Baer Bank and Trust Company auf den Cayman Islands, den Medien und der Eidgenössischen Steuerverwaltung vertrauliche interne Dokumente zugestellt. Zuvor hatte er sich mit der Bank verkracht und war entlassen worden. Ab 2007 stellte Elmer einen Teil der Informationen auf Wikileaks. Auch die Steuerbehörde des deutschen Bundeslandes Nordrhein-Westfalen belieferte er. Bei einer Verurteilung drohen ihm eine bedingte Freiheitsstrafe und eine Busse. (....das sähe bei den Amis wohl anders aus :schwitz)

Von Walter Niederberger. Aktualisiert um 08:31 Uhr 2 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Wikileaks-war-meine-letzte-Hoffnung-/story/23226809#kommentar)

lunar
21.12.2010, 14:53
0GnmAMN4858&feature

WindowsObserver (http://www.youtube.com/user/WindowsObserver) | 21. Dezember 2010
"NASA reports that this is the first time an eclipse has coincided with a solstice since December 21, 1638, and the next one won't come around again until 2094."

372 years since the last and only 84 years till the next?

lunar
21.12.2010, 15:57
Michael Mross : Die Lage ist aussichtslos (http://www.wirtschaftsfacts.de/?p=10712)

Dezember 21, 2010


Infokriegernews.de Interviewte Michael Mross von MMnews.de (http://mmnews.de/) zum Thema Euro, Euroausstieg und der Währungsunion. Er gibt einen Überblick darüber, wie tief wir mittlerweile drin stecken. Gibt es Lösungen? Aufspaltung des Euros? Ein Austritt Deutschlands? Rettungsschirme 2.0?

Weiterlesen» (http://www.wirtschaftsfacts.de/?p=10712#more-10712)

4UHrzoXAiL0&feature

lunar
21.12.2010, 17:52
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EURCHF Takes Out Stops, Down 100 Pips To Fresh All Time Low 1.2560 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/eurchf-takes-out-stops-down-100-pips-fresh-all-time-low-12560)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/21/2010 10:57 -0500

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Not everything continues to be happily melting up courtesy of today's first, of two, POMOs in progress. Across in Europe, the EURCHF continues to flash a red alert, demonstrating that despite the overeager attempts by the various central banks to paint a rosy picture into year end, just like in 2009, not all is good, as the EURCHF freefall refuses to abate, and the pair dropping as much as 100 pips on the day in a day of otherwise quite trading. The relevance of this pair was previously discussed extensively by Nic Lenoir and Bruce Krasting. At this point one has to wonder just how XXX-rated are the pics of Hildebrand that are in Ben Bernanke's possession for him to have so much leverage over the Swiss National Bank, which has pretty much given up on monetary intervention/stimulus. Oh well, who cares: it's only the current account side of the GDP. The country can simply stock up on a few hundred billion in inventories just like the US and call it growth. Mission accomplished.



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by zabaneh atashin
on Tue, 12/21/2010 - 11:02
#820955 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/eurchf-takes-out-stops-down-100-pips-fresh-all-time-low-12560#comment-820955)
TD why are brining Swiss back , don't you think Swiss has nothing to offer.
If it was not for storing stolen WWII gold and art and diamond, Swiss is another poor European country. :eek:rolleyes

lunar
21.12.2010, 17:58
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Snowed In: A Photo Journey Across A Paralyzed Europe (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/snowed-photo-journey-across-paralyzed-europe)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/21/2010 10:30 -0500

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Traveling to Europe? Not so fast. Most airports in western and central Europe are at best open on an intermittent basis, and at worst completely shut down, with the UK taking the brunt of the storm. Disruptions in traffic continue for a fourth day as travellers across the continent are paralyzed and scrambling to find way to get home, with just 4 days until Christmas. For all those reading Zero Hedge from some airport terminal, our condolences. As always, nothing conveys the story as well as a few simple pictures: we have compiled a representative sample of snapshots from across Europe to show just why all those hoping for a strong holiday retail season in Europe will be very disappointed.


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....ist das Schadenfreude :confused:rolleyes die hatten doch dasselbe :oo

lunar
21.12.2010, 18:07
http://www.infokriegernews.de/nnradio/sendung_0×01-01_2010-12-19.mp3 (http://www.infokriegernews.de/nnradio/sendung_0x01-01_2010-12-19.mp3)

Zum Original-Beitrag (showthread.php3?p=1359255#post1359255)
:thanx

lunar
21.12.2010, 18:45
«Für die Schweiz sind die Aussichten nicht sehr attraktiv» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Fuer-die-Schweiz-sind-die-Aussichten-nicht-sehr-attraktiv/story/16686461)

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Von Claudia Blumer (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/claudia-blumer/s.html). Aktualisiert um 15:32 Uhr 85 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Fuer-die-Schweiz-sind-die-Aussichten-nicht-sehr-attraktiv/story/16686461#kommentar)

:rolleyes dabei wird das Ende der EU diskutiert :rolleyes

lunar
21.12.2010, 19:28
...bei den Briten rumpelt's :rolleyes wenn es diesem :kotzMurdoch etwas an den Kragen ginge :oo scheint aber leider nicht der Fall zu sein :mad




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Live (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/dec/21/cameron-clegg-press-conference) Business secretary to keep job but loses part of remit to Hunt

• Cameron calls comments to undercover reporters 'unacceptable'

• Cable 'fully accepts' decision and 'deeply regrets' remarks

431 comments (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/dec/21/cameron-clegg-press-conference#start-of-comments)

News Corp 'shocked and dismayed' by Cable's comments (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/21/vince-cable-rupert-murdoch)
News Corp's BSkyB takeover cleared by European commission (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/21/news-corp-bskyb-ec)
Cable apologises for coalition comments in newspaper sting (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/dec/21/vince-cable-sorry-he-said-he-could-bring-coalition-down)
Michael White: Cable was right, but he's not meant to say it (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/dec/21/vince-cable-murdoch-michael-white)

lunar
21.12.2010, 20:41
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Fed Treasury Holdings: $1,000,341,000,000 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fed-treasury-holdings-1000341000000)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/21/2010 14:18 -0500

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It's time for the Fed "one trillion" hats- as of 2:00 pm Eastern, the Fed's Treasury holdings have surpassed $1 trillion. Add to this the well over $1 trillion in MBS and agency debt held by the Fed, and there is your perfectly quantified reason why the S&P has just hit a two year high, and why the Nasdaq bubble is alive, back, and will soon retest its 2000 highs. Basically, with the Fed the de facto purchaser of all securities with a yield of under 4%, the entire definition of a risk-free rate per the MPT has to be scrubbed. To be sure, risk-free will very quickly become risk-full when and if the Fed, in its attempts to succeed with central planning where so many have failed before, either finally loses control over rates, or far less probably, decides to remove some of these extra trillions in free liquidity. Until then, the banker party is on in full force. The reason for the penetration of this key psychological barrier was the completion of today's second POMO operation, which added $1.619 billion in TIPS securities. By the end of this month, the difference between the Fed and the second largest holder of US debt will have surpassed $100 billion... and continue climbing at a rate of about $30 billion per week. And it will not stop.



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by tmosley
on Tue, 12/21/2010 - 14:19
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I've ordered my Fed "ten trillion" hat. I hope it gets here in time.

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by LMAO
on Tue, 12/21/2010 - 14:30
#821752 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fed-treasury-holdings-1000341000000#comment-821752)
Congrats to all the people in congress, senate and the true leaders of the USSA; GS, FED and their White House cronies .
You guys surely know one "shitty deal" from the other.
Special thanks to B 100% confident Bernanke, our children will be forever in your debt.

lunar
21.12.2010, 20:47
21 December 2010

Fitch Warns May Cut Greece to 'Jun (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/12/fitch-warns-may-cut-greece-to-junk.html)

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of currency war.
MarketWatch (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fitch-may-downgrade-greeces-rating-from-bbb-2010-12-21-1313440)
Fitch May Cut Greece Debt to 'Junk'
By Sue Chang
December 21, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Fitch Ratings on Tuesday placed Greece's BBB-long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings on downgrade review, raising the possibility that Greece's sovereign rating may be cut to junk in the near future. "A Rating Watch Negative indicates that there is a heightened probability that Greece's sovereign ratings will be downgraded," said Fitch in a statement. The review is expected to be completed in January and will focus on Greece's fiscal sustainability, the country's economic outlook and the political will of the government to carry out reforms, Fitch said. "And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial."

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 3 Scene 1

Posted by Jesse at 1:37 PM :verbeug (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/12/fitch-warns-may-cut-greece-to-junk.html)

lunar
21.12.2010, 20:56
MSNBC Boss: Ed Schultz 'Over The Top,' 'Crossed The Line' At Times (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/21/phil-griffin-on-ed-schult_n_799610.html)

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lunar
21.12.2010, 21:13
Steuerdeal kommt die Deutsche Bank teuer zu stehen (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Steuerdeal-kommt-die-Deutsche-Bank-teuer-zu-stehen/story/16251510)

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Aktualisiert vor 14 Minuten

...ist das im Sinn der Saubermänner :Prost :rolleyes die mit dem dicken Geldbeutel müssen also nicht in den Knast :bad

lunar
22.12.2010, 09:18
21 December 2010

On Obama's Failure To Carry Out His Elected Mandate To Reform (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/12/obamas-deal-part-ii.html)

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"First is the danger of futility; the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills -- against misery, against ignorance, or injustice and violence. Yet many of the world's great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man. A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France. It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New /world, and 32 year old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal. "Give me a place to stand," said Archimedes, "and I will move the world."

These men moved the world, and so can we all. Few will have the greatness to bend history; but each of us can work to change a small portion of the events, and in the total of all these acts will be written the history of this generation. Thousands of Peace Corps volunteers are making a difference in the isolated villages and the city slums of dozens of countries. Thousands of unknown men and women in Europe resisted the occupation of the Nazis and many died, but all added to the ultimate strength and freedom of their countries. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage such as these that the belief that human history is thus shaped.

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance...

The second danger is that of expediency; of those who say that hopes and beliefs must bend before immediate necessities. Of course if we must act effectively we must deal with the world as it is. We must get things done.

But if there was one thing that President Kennedy stood for that touched the most profound feeling of young people across the world, it was the belief that idealism, high aspiration and deep convictions are not incompatible with the most practical and efficient of programs -- that there is no basic inconsistency between ideals and realistic possibilities -- no separation between the deepest desires of heart and of mind and the rational application of human effort to human problems.

It is not realistic to solve problems and take action unguided by ultimate moral aims and values, although we all know some who claim that it is so. In my judgement, it is thoughtless folly. For it ignores the realities of human faith and of passion and of belief; forces ultimately more powerful than all the calculations of our economists or of our generals. Of course to adhere to standards, to idealism, to vision in the face of immediate dangers takes great courage and takes self-confidence. But we also know that only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.

It is this new idealism which is also, I believe, the common heritage of a generation which has learned that while efficiency can lead to the camps at Auschwitz, or the streets of Budapest; only the ideals of humanity and love can climb the hills of the Acropolis.

A third danger is timidity. Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change the world which yields most painfully to change. Aristotle tells us "At the Olympic games it is not the finest or the strongest men who are crowned, but those who enter the lists. . .so too in the life of the honorable and the good it is they who act rightly who win the prize." I believe that in this generation those with the courage to enter the conflict will find themselves with companions in every corner of the world.

For the fortunate amongst us, the fourth danger is comfort; the temptation to follow the easy and familiar path of personal ambition and financial success so grandly spread before those who have the privilege of an education. But that is not the road history has marked out for us. There is a Chinese curse which says 'May he live in interesting times.' Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in the history of mankind. And everyone here will ultimately be judged -- will ultimately judge himself -- on the effort he has contributed to building a new world society and the extent to which his ideals and goals have shaped that effort."

Robert F. Kennedy, Cape Town, South Africa, 6 June 1966


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lunar
22.12.2010, 09:27
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A Single Trader, JP Morgan, Holds 90% Of LME Copper (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/single-trader-jp-morgan-holds-90-lme-copper)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/21/2010 21:43 -0500

When a week ago we reported (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jp-morgan-denies-it-holds-more-90-copper-market-no-statement-whether-it-holds-89)that JP Morgan has denied it owned more than 90% of the copper positions on the LME, we suggested that this could very well mean that Blythe Master's firm could just as easily control 89.999% of the copper and still not misrepresent the truth per that non-commital press release. Turns out our unbridled cynicism was spot on as usual. The Wall Street Journal has just reported that in the copper market "a single trader has reported it owns 80% to 90% of the copper sitting in London Metal Exchange warehouses, equal to about half of the world's exchange-registered copper stockpile and worth about $3 billion." Oh and yes, while JP Morgan technically is not singled out, we will be delighted to issue a retraction the second JP Morgan approaches us with a refutation that it is not the trader in question. And while we are at it, we also will repeat our claim that it was indeed JP Morgan that reduced its massive silver position, as per the recent FT article: as above we will immediately issue a retraction and apologize should JPM's legal department contact us that we are wrong on this. Somehow we don't think that will be an issue. And so it is once again made clear that the biggest market manipulating cartel in the world is not only JPM's commodity trading operation, but the "regulators" at the CFTC, who are doing all they can do to delay implementing rules on position limit- a stalling tactic whose sole purpose is to make the life of Jamie Dimon as comfortable as possible while he corners the copper market (and offloads his PM shorts to some "foreign bank"), even if that means the complete collapse in faith in the commodity market. Presumably, this means that Mr. Gensler has received an outsized Christmas gift to assuage his conscience. As for the commodity market, well, just look at what has happened to the stock market now that everyone knows it is nothing but a house of cards scam where a few robots front run each other. We are confident to quite confident tomorrow's ICI report will confirm that 33rd consecutive outflow from domestic equity funds. It is a pity that the same fate will now happen to the commodities market, as everyone tells Gensler to shove his corrupt market, and moves to physical. Frankly, it couldn't happen to a nicer group of so-called regulators.



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by Rahm
on Tue, 12/21/2010 - 21:45
#823018 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/single-trader-jp-morgan-holds-90-lme-copper#comment-823018)
Are you (s) hitting me?

......und weiter geht's mit Lug und Betrug :bad

lunar
22.12.2010, 10:11
http://epaper3.tagesanzeiger.ch/ee/taz/ges/2010/12/22/013/

http://www.20min.ch/news/zuerich/story/So-sieht-die-hoechste-Bar-der-Schweiz-aus-19224519

:rolleyes der Bau ist wenigstens nicht hässlich, wir die anderen Hochhäuser in Zürich - ich meine aber unnötig :rolleyes aber die Mieter :rolleyes

lunar
22.12.2010, 10:26
....falls jemand bei uns Guetzli kaufen möchte :rolleyes diese enormen Unterschiede im Geschmack und im Preis :kopf

Winterthurer Stern strahlt am hellsten

Der beste Zimtstern stammt aus Vollenweiders Backstube in Winterthur. Die Stadtzürcher Konkurrenz hat beim «Tages-Anzeiger»-Testessen das Nachsehen.

Von Peter Aeschlimann

http://epaper3.tagesanzeiger.ch/ee/taz/ges/2010/12/22/017/

lunar
22.12.2010, 10:48
EU-Entscheidung

Politiker revoltieren gegen Glühbirnenverbot (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,736072,00.html)

"Sondermüll als Lichtquelle": Deutsche EU-Politiker unternehmen einen neuen Anlauf, das Verbot der beliebten, klassischen Glühbirne aufzuhalten. Das Umweltbundesamt hat erst jüngst vor Gefahren durch Quecksilber in den künftig vorgeschriebenen Energiesparlampen gewarnt. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,736072,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=5794) ]

:rolleyes bald bekommen wir noch vorgeschrieben wie/was wir träumen sollen/dürfen :kopf

lunar
22.12.2010, 10:53
Politik: 22. Dezember 2010, 09:56

EU-Parlamentarier wollen Ungarn auf die Finger schauen (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/eu-parlamentarier_wollen_ungarn_auf_die_finger_schauen_1.8821642.html)

Luxemburgischer Aussenminister kritisiert neues Mediengesetz der Regierung Orban

http://www.nzz.ch/images/orban_2_lead_1.8821858.1293008064.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/eu-parlamentarier_wollen_ungarn_auf_die_finger_schauen_1.8821642.html) Das Vorhaben der ungarischen Regierung, die staatliche Kontrolle über die Medien im eigenen Land zu verstärken, stösst im EU-Parlament auf Kritik. Der luxemburgische Aussenminister Asselborn fordert ausserdem, die EU-Kommission müsse unverzüglich gegen die Pläne vorgehen. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/eu-parlamentarier_wollen_ungarn_auf_die_finger_schauen_1.8821642.html)


Ungarn: Orbans europäische Karte (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/orbans_europaeische_karte_1.8797500.html)
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.....aber, aber - viel wichtiger ist doch was für Birnen in der guten Stube leuchten :rolleyes ist ja nett, dass die Parlamentarier diese diktatorischen Massnahmen von Herrn Orban überhaupt bemerken :dumm

lunar
22.12.2010, 13:04
Mittagsbörse: Die Anlagetipps der cash-Redaktion

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/play/235/7641_Fischer%5FMarc.jpg (http://www.cash.ch/video/start.php?firstProjectID=18239)

22.12.2010 11:51
Ein neues Jahr bringt neue Anlegerchancen. Die Redaktoren von cash stellen Prognosen für 2011 und sagen, welches ihre ganz persönlichen Favoriten fürs neue Börsenjahr sind.

(mehr im Video (http://www.cash.ch/video/start.php?firstProjectID=18239))

...vom Häusle bis zu Nestlé :oo;)

lunar
22.12.2010, 13:41
....wenn es doch zum lachen wäre :rolleyes

lunar
22.12.2010, 13:56
Whitney Overreaches With Muni … (http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-12-21/meredith-whitney-overreaches-with-muni-meltdown-call-joe-mysak.html)

- Meredith Whitney's forecast for municipal bond defaults in 2011 is possibly the … Full Story (http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-12-21/meredith-whitney-overreaches-with-muni-meltdown-call-joe-mysak.html) BusinessWeek

(http://news.yahoo.com/video/business-15749628/23586591)
Video: Meredith Whitney Defends Muni Crisis Prediciton (http://news.yahoo.com/video/business-15749628/23586591)
Meredith Whitney on her state … (http://postcards.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/12/21/meredith-whitney-on-her-60-minute-warnings/?section=magazines_fortune)

- Meredith Whitney sounds the warning bells on state budgets on 60 Minutes. Full Story (http://postcards.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/12/21/meredith-whitney-on-her-60-minute-warnings/?section=magazines_fortune) CNN Money
5,000 bank branches closing … (http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2010/11/23/whitney-sees-5000-bank-branches-closing/?section=money_topstories)



- The bank shakeout is about to pick up steam. So says Meredith Whitney, the analyst … Full Story (http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2010/11/23/whitney-sees-5000-bank-branches-closing/?section=money_topstories) CNN Money

lunar
22.12.2010, 15:23
Schärfere Medienkontrolle

Merkel rügt Ungarns Knebelgesetz (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,736135,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-163619-panoV9-ncbm.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,736135,00.html)
Fotostrecke: 6 Bilder (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-62917.html)

REUTERS

Die Verschärfung des Medienrechts in Ungarn ruft scharfe Reaktionen hervor: Die EU-Kommission hat eine Überprüfung eingeleitet, Kanzlerin Merkel sieht rechtsstaatliche Prinzipien in Gefahr. Der Streit überschattet die anstehende EU-Präsidentschaft Budapests. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,736135,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26217) ]

.....in der EU wimmelt es doch nur so von unzähligen Vorschriften - krumme Banane oder war es eine gerade :confused:rolleyes mit der Gurke war auch was :rolleyes die Glühbirne :rolleyes ist denn Pressefreiheit nicht ein demokratisches Recht :confused und wer sich nicht dran hält wird bestraft :confused aber nein - er bekommt den Vorsitz :klo

lunar
22.12.2010, 15:36
«Genaue Kostenrechnung offenlegen» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/fernsehen/Genaue-Kostenrechnung-offenlegen/story/11070588)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/1/0/11070588/32/teaserbreit.jpg?1293027782 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/fernsehen/Genaue-Kostenrechnung-offenlegen/story/11070588) Die Federer-Spendenaktion von gestern war ein Medienspektakel und begeisterte die ganze Welt. Stellt sich die Frage: Für wen genau hat sich der Aufwand gelohnt? Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/fernsehen/Genaue-Kostenrechnung-offenlegen/story/11070588)

Von Philippe Zweifel (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/philippe-zweifel/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 33 Minuten 37 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/fernsehen/Genaue-Kostenrechnung-offenlegen/story/11070588#kommentar)



Match for Africa ("")
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:gruebel da sind sie wieder eimal - die zwei Seiten der Medaille :rolleyes und jede Seite hat ihr dafür und dawider - jedenfalls besser als nix machen war es alleweil :cool nur meine ich Herr Federer hätte in Basel wohnen bleiben sollen :oo er lässt sich dort als Promi-Basler feiern und bejubeln und zahlt Steuern in Wollerau und ausserdem wirbt er für die :kotzCS (aber das ist meine ganz persönliche Meinung :oo;))

lunar
22.12.2010, 18:24
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As EURCHF Plunges (Again), Here Are Goldman's Latest Thoughts On The Swiss Franc (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/eurchf-plunges-again-here-are-goldmans-latest-thoughts-swiss-franc)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/22/2010 11:09 -0500

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Perhaps this year Goldman's Thomas Stolper will get one finally right: "After some large moves in EUR/CHF to new record lows in recent days, we revisit our analysis published earlier this year. Overall it appears there is still no end in sight to the unwinding of legacy EUR/CHF carry trades, but maybe the start of a new fiscal year may offer some respite from January onward." And as we have said, the Swiss economy is about to be whacked as a result: "The wild card however is the extent to which the exchange rate starts to hurt the Swiss economy. In that respect the recent November trade numbers are quite interesting as they indicate a notable volume decline. Export volume growth has declined to only 3% yoy in November from as much as 14% yoy last May. Not all of this is necessarily due to the exchange rate impact as the global inventory cycle also slowed over that period, but the 14% trade weighted appreciation of the CHF has certainly not helped." Alas, for now there really is no respite: the EURCHF just hit another all time record low: 1.2475. Time for the next "parity" meme?



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by SheepDog-One
on Wed, 12/22/2010 - 11:23
#823958 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/eurchf-plunges-again-here-are-goldmans-latest-thoughts-swiss-franc#comment-823958)
Whatever Goldman says, exact opposite will happen 9 times out of 10, better contrarian indicator than The Cramer. (....das hoffe ich auch :rolleyes)

lunar
22.12.2010, 18:38
http://us.bc.yahoo.com/b?P=1MZ2rkwNcmCck57GS4_1GgEgVQANq00SNFsAALWx&T=1d6llcnn4%2fX%3d1293038683%2fE%3d2142411077%2fR%3dfin%2fK%3d5%2fV%3d2.1%2fW%3dH%2fY%3dYAHOO%2fF%3d3549539139%2fH%3dY29udGVudD0iZmluYW5jZTtyZWZ1cmxfd3d3X3plcm9oZWRnZV9jb20iIHJlZnVybD0icmVmdXJsX3d3d196ZXJvaGVkZ2VfY29tIiBzZXJ2ZUlkPSIxTVoycmt3TmNtQ2NrNTdHUzRfMUdnRWdWUUFOcTAwU05Gc0FBTFd4IiBzaXRlSWQ9IjQ0NTEwNTEiIHRTdG1wPSIxMjkzMDM4NjgzMTQ0OTk3IiB0aWNrZXI9IkJBQyIgdG9waWM9IjtyZWZ1cmxfd3d3X3plcm9oZWRnZV9jb20iIA--%2fQ%3d-1%2fS%3d1%2fJ%3dD8730D4C&U=12bv04381%2fN%3dI4RHFUwNPHo-%2fC%3d-1%2fD%3dNT1%2fB%3d-1%2fV%3d0 In a Sign of Foreclosure Flaws, Suits Claim Break-Ins by Banks

http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/fi/gr/partner_logos/nyt_logo_106x27.gif (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/In-a-Sign-of-Foreclosure-nytimes-2702150340.html?x=0)

ANDREW MARTIN, On Tuesday December 21, 2010, 10:20 pm EST
TRUCKEE, Calif. — When Mimi Ash arrived at her mountain chalet here for a weekend ski trip, she discovered that someone had broken into the home and changed the locks.

When she finally got into the house, it was empty. All of her possessions were gone: furniture, her son’s ski medals, winter clothes and family photos. Also missing was a wooden box, its top inscribed with the words “Together Forever,” that contained the ashes of her late husband, Robert.

The culprit, Ms. Ash soon learned, was not a burglar but her bank. According to a federal lawsuit filed in October by Ms. Ash, :kotz Bank of America had wrongfully :rolleyes:mad foreclosed on her house and thrown out her belongings, without alerting Ms. Ash beforehand.

In an era when millions of homes have received foreclosure notices nationwide, lawsuits detailing bank break-ins like the one at Ms. Ash’s house keep surfacing. And in the wake of the scandal involving shoddy, sometimes illegal paperwork that has buffeted the nation’s biggest banks in recent months, critics say these situations reinforce their claims that the foreclosure process is fundamentally flawed.....

......Near Halloween 2008, work crews broke in and cleaned out the place, taking Persian rugs, china, furniture bought on a trip in Peru, skis, photos of her marriage and childhood in Iran. Her husband’s ashes were taken from the couple’s master bedroom. A bank spokeswoman, Jumana Bauwens, said, “We take the allegations made by Ms. Ash very seriously and are thoroughly researching her claims. Bank of America will work with Ms. Ash and her counsel to determine the extent and cause of her claims and move toward an appropriate resolution of the case.”

Although the original foreclosure was rescinded, as promised, Ms. Ash, who discovered the break-in in January 2009, says it is hard for her to visit the house anymore and she will probably let it lapse into foreclosure. At this point, she said, it is just a “sad reminder that 22 years of my history vanished.”

“This is in essence a burglary,” said Ms. Ash, walking through the vacant home, with its four levels and commanding mountain views. “But when a burglar goes in, they don’t take your photos and your husband’s ashes.”

“This used to be my haven I’d run away to,” she said. “Now I run away from it.”

full story: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/In-a-Sign-of-Foreclosure-nytimes-2702150340.html?x=0

:dumm :gomad ...mir verschlägt's die Sprache :gomad:gomad diese Banken gehören ---> :klo

lunar
22.12.2010, 18:51
Was genau die Chinesen in Europa planen (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Was-genau-die-Chinesen-in-Europa-planen/story/28991098)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/8/9/28991098/18/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1293037600 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Was-genau-die-Chinesen-in-Europa-planen/story/28991098) Mit der Hilfe :confused für den Euro machen die Chinesen einen weiteren Schritt in Richtung eines ihrer grossen Ziele. Es ist ein wohlüberlegter Schachzug im geopolitischen Ringen um Macht. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Was-genau-die-Chinesen-in-Europa-planen/story/28991098)

Von Philipp Löpfe (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/philipp-loepfe/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 55 Minuten 27 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Was-genau-die-Chinesen-in-Europa-planen/story/28991098#kommentar)



josef iten 13:05 Uhr
China hat eine 4000 Jahre alte Kultur die in vielem von Konfuzius als Philosophie inspiriert ist.China denkt,plant und handelt in Generationen und nicht in Quartalsergebnissen.Die kurzfristig agierenden Abzocker der Wallstreet haben hier nur sehr geringen Einfluss und dies dürfte für die Weltwirschaft ein wohltuendes Gegengewicht schaffen.

Michael Gasse 15:39 Uhr
@josef iten. ich habe in china gelebt uns gearbeitet. Ihr denken ist realitätsfremd: genau in china (vorallem in den staedten) sind die leute gierig nach geld, besitztum und statussymbolen...da sind wir hier im westen, gerade noch heilig!

Ondrej Pape 14:47 Uhr
@Greney: Freie Konvertierbarkeit ist nicht das Problem. Das Problem ist unser ungedecktes Fiat-Geld-System, in dem sich Machtinhaber typischerweise an der beliebigen Ausweitung der Geldmenge bereichern und damit die Währung durch legales Geldfälschen vorzu entwerten (Schönwort "Schulden-Monetisierung"). Was bringt es, wenn eine korrupte Regierung die Kontrolle über eine unverankerte Währung hat?

lunar
22.12.2010, 18:55
Politik: 22. Dezember 2010, 16:52

Obama unterzeichnet Homosexuellen-Regelung für US-Armee (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/obama_homosexuellen-regelung_1.8830723.html)

US-Präsident erfüllt eines seiner grössten Wahlkampfversprechen

http://www.nzz.ch/images/obama_homosexuelle_lead_1.8830755.1293033010.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/obama_homosexuellen-regelung_1.8830723.html)Historischer Schritt für Homosexuelle in den USA: US-Präsident Barack Obama hat ein Gesetz unterzeichnet, das homosexuellen Soldaten in der US-Armee erstmals ein offenes Bekenntnis zu ihrer sexuellen Orientierung erlaubt. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/obama_homosexuellen-regelung_1.8830723.html)

US-Senat: Gesetz gegen Schwule aufgehoben (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/us-senat_hebt_gesetz_gegen_schwule_auf_1.8742891.html)
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....scheint ja eine lustige Sache zu sein :D aber wenigstens wieder mal was erreicht :oo

lunar
22.12.2010, 20:15
Monster Storm Threatens California (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/22/california-rain-monster-s_n_800243.html)

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lunar
22.12.2010, 20:16
22 December 2010

A Handwave Forecast for 2011 (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/12/sp-500-march-futures-intraday-and.html)

When I was attending classes at an engineering school in Cambridge Mass my professor used to say that a weak estimate without rigorous analytical underpinning was a 'Harvard handwave.' What they taught up the street was how to recognize that you had a problem, and then run around waving your hands while you found someone who actually knew how to fix it. If you were in the Law School they taught you to wave with both hands, but with gravitas. Such is the bias of the engineering class towards modern professional management. As my Statistics and Probabilities prof Pandu The Formidable pithily observed, "It's all bullshit."

(By the way, a reader has been unkind enough to point out that Ben Bernanke received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT. I should like to rebut that he did his undergraduate economics degree at Harvard, and that economics as such is certainly not an engineering discipline, and probably not even a proper science. 'Financial engineering' is like 'nuclear sociology.' In addition, MIT also has a football team (http://mitathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/2010-11/schedule). Ben played the saxophone. Would you hold that against Charley Parker?)

So here is my own handwave forecast for 2011. After all, how can one apply analytical rigor when the data is largely hidden or even worse, fictional?

The general theme for 2011 is "I can't believe this. What are they thinking? Don't they know people are watching? Are they mad? Do they think we are idiots? How far do they think they can go?"

The US equity market has reached the target of 1251 futures basis, and has clearly priced in a recovery based on the most optimistic of forecasts for 2011. It is hard not to assume that this is a cynical exercise in painting the tape for year end bonuses and political spin.

I am having difficulty forecasting 2011 credibly for myself, because the normal metrics and fundamentals seem to have been left at the shore as we have set sail on the uncertain seas of quantitative easing and cargo cult economics promoted by highly mercenary think tanks and their demimonde in the mainstream media.

The great unalterable fact is that the system that delivered the financial crisis is still largely in place and insolvent, merely papered over with dollars in an unsustainable equilibrium. Frauds and fees are the major US domestic products.

For my thinking the great pivot is to what extent Ben and the US will attempt to maintain a pretense of virtue in the dollar while using it like a whore, fudging the economic results and by attacking all its competitors such as the Euro with short sales and downgrades. They are all pigs, but ours is a little prettier. And they will attempt to continue to inflate what is going to be seen in retrospect as a new asset bubble in dollar denominated financial instruments.

As I have said in the past, the primary limiting factor on the Fed and the Treasury is the acceptability of the US bonds (and the dollar is a bond of zero maturity). They know this and are stretching it now as far as I thought they would, although the coordinated assault on the euro, gold and silver are starting to raise a few eyebrows.

Since Obama reminds one of a modern American CEO I suspect that they will take it to the limit if they can. With Larry Summers leaving though, one wonders if Timmy and Larry's replacement will be up to the task of actually pulling the right levers, or will they just keep dishing out the cash to their cronies on Wall Street and hope for the best.

As an aside, someone from the dark side of management philosophy once told me that honesty, loyalty, and enlightened self-interest in a subordinate is good, but blackmail is more reliable. This was why I did not obtain a position for which I quickly lost interest. It might not hurt to keep this principle in mind. After all it was the basis for Timmy, Ben, and Hank's presentation of TARP.

This implies a higher SP 500 in 2011 than most people realize, and an earlier taste of hyperinflation lite. Gold and the euro will continue to be attacked, and the dichotomy between reality and the managed mainstream perception will continue to widen. Consider this the extension of current trends until something breaks.

Remember the shock people felt when, riding the tide of global good will and just cause, the US diverted from its mission in Afghanistan to suddenly start making the case for an invasion of Iraq which up to that point seemed to have no connection with events, and in retrospect, did not? Expect something like that to happen once again. Not the same, but similarly out of 'left field' as they say in the states.

And if and when the bough breaks it will be noticeable. There will be a panic liquidation and then a very interesting period of time. The limiting factor there is the Constitution, and how much people will mind it. I have not read many who really understand all that this implies.

The other primary course is to allow things to correct back to some sustainable trend, with the thought of actually rebuilding the system rather than just taking it up for another run at the stratosphere to see what happens. This will imply a weaker dollar, higher gold and commodities, and a grinding stagflation as the financial arsonists call for austerity for those on whom they have off laden their bad debts.

There are outliers naturally. The government could just 'take off the gloves' early on some pretext and declare price and currency controls and a type of martial law. I do not see Obama doing this, because I doubt the military would support him without a very solid pretext indeed, probably marked by smoking ruins. At that point December 2012 starts to play more prominently in my thinking.

I keep thinking that we will have features of both primary outcomes, a deflation and a further bubble, but the timing is difficult because it depends on the will of powerful men, and also exogenous events from other powerful men and the many who, at least for now, are sleepwalking into cattle cars. This is why I hold tight to the concept of portfolio diversity and keeping certain options open.

So what I am doing for myself is setting up pivots and trigger points to help determine which way the course of events will break, waiting for events to unfold in their own good time, preparing for the worst but hoping for the best. Things that are 'real' and 'lasting' offer the greatest safety now as they have done for the last ten years. Most of the time the future is just an extension of the past, the continuation of the obvious, until something happens.

The month of January will likely provide us a better window into the rest of the year, in which case the charts and forecasts will become more reliable.

If this seems gloomy it is. This is a tough fix, and the many, most people, are in denial, reaching for all the wrong solutions, rationalizing the irrational, holding on to the past, and grasping at straws. When they are betrayed by reality most will fall into despair, but some will be angry like the gangs of true believers that went around Berlin lynching draft dodgers while the Russians rolled their tanks across the Oder. I am hoping that this is a metaphorical example and not literal. How many lamposts are there in lower Manhattan anyway?

And yet I cannot say that I see one person in power, a great leader, in whom I would place any confident hope. So perhaps this is when one is most likely to rise up. And this is perhaps the most potentially frightening prospect of all. Great leaders are a very dicey affair.

Since people always want to trade some roadmap or system I have included some markers on the SP 500 Daily chart that show a likely path if we follow the second course of a correction and a serious attempt to fix things now rather than just take it to the limit and kick the can down the road for some other tomorrow. As Woody Allen might say, Our best hope is that things will be frightening and dangerous rather than desperate and horrific.

Dark humour aside, my primary forecast of a grinding stagflation remains intact. More of the same, with a twist. After all, the system has not changed with the exception of a few empty seats like Bernie Madoff and Lehman Brothers, relative bit players and outsiders. It is still highly geared towards wealth transference and fraud, merely searching for something to replace the housing bubble, and a new crop of suckers.

As I have said previously, I lost money in 2005-6 underestimating the reckless disregard for decency and the public good by the Fed and the US government in creating a massive housing bubble. I shall not make that mistake again, trying to get ahead of the market, and suggest you do not as well.

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Posted by Jesse at 11:11 AM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/12/sp-500-march-futures-intraday-and.html)

lunar
22.12.2010, 21:22
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Today's WTF Data Point: Meet To The CIA's WikiLeaks Task Force (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/todays-wtf-data-point-meet-cias-wikileaks-task-force)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/22/2010 12:49 -0500

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And people thought the onion's reality is applicable only to the stock market and economy. For today's WTF moment we head to the CIA where we find the latest Frankenstein monster, titled, literally, WTF. Meet the WikiLeaks Task Force. Per The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/22/cia-wikileaks-taskforce-wtf): "The group will be charged with scouring the released documents to survey damage caused by the disclosures." One can just imagine the DOJ's WTF hearings that will likely involve an extradited Assange responding to WTF charges. And with the line between reality and editorial sarcasm blurred beyond recognition, we expect the imminent announcement of a Fed directive titled Preventing Peasant Tensions (acronymed appropriately) whose sole function will be the creation of an imaginary wealth effect for the peasant population, and an all too real escalation in cocaine habit formations among the country's financial "elite."


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lunar
23.12.2010, 09:17
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Must Read Introspective: A Look Back At 2010 Events, Key Market Themes And The Circular Nature Of Everything (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/must-read-introspective-look-back-2010-events-key-market-themes-and-circular-nature-everythi)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/22/2010 23:38 -0500

Tonight's must read piece of introspection comes from the keyboard of Russ Certo over at Gleacher, who has compiled a fantastic look back at the key events that transpired and shaped 2010, and summarizes the key market themes that prevailed in the now past year. In summary: "the answer to the question of what were the main themes in the market is ...............valuations in equities, credit spreads, sovereign spreads, exchange rates, mortgage interest costs, bank earnings, net interest margin, accounting schemes, tax code, debt ceiling and more are all related. Related to the ebb and flow of monetary and fiscal policy aspiring to make adjustments to imbalances caused by earlier failed fiscal and monetary policies. How, circular indeed." In other words, not only does history not only rhyme, but chases its tail, and the more things change, the more absolutely nothing has changed. We are where we started, and in fact are in a far worse position, as increasingly fewer last resort levers to push and pull are available to the fiscal and monetary authorities. We jest when we suggest that a Martian bail out of plant Earth will soon be required, but pretty soon, in our Onion (or is that Douglas Adams?) reality, NASA may find itself with the prerogative to rapidly find semi-intelligent and very wealthy life on other located within a few parsecs. We can only hope that the restaurant at the edge of the universe (http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/The_Restaurant_at_the_End_of_the_Universe)is an In and Out Burger.


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on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 00:05
#825591 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/must-read-introspective-look-back-2010-events-key-market-themes-and-circular-nature-everythi#comment-825591)


Sung to the tune of Piano Man

It's eight o'clock on a Monday,
the Wall Street crowd shuffles in.
There's a banker sitting next to me,
makin' love to his TARP and economic spin.

He says Ben, can you blow me a bubble?
I'm certain your academic training knows how it goes.
But it must be enormous and hazardous and I knew it complete,
When Greenspan was at the controls.

Huff huff hufffff puff puff puffffff
Huff Huffffff puff puff puff pufffff

Blow us a bubble, you're The Bernanke, man.
Blow it for us right now.
We're all in the mood for record bonuses,
and you've certainly got us kowtowed.

Now Tim at the Treasury is a friend of mine.
His endorsement allows me to issue money for free.
And he's quick with the cash or to help you evade your tax,
but there's someplace that he'd rather be.

He says, Ben, if I had a conscious it'd be killing me,
as the frown ran away from his face.
Well I'm sure I could be an oligarch,
if I could get to seriously looting this place.

Huff huff hufffff puff puff puffffff
Huff Huffffff puff puff puff pufffff

Now Lloyd is a CEO of an investment bank,
who is doing god's work for life.
And he's talking with Bernie, who is in the clink,
and probably will be until he fake dies.

And the unemployed are watching D-list celebrities dance,
as the small business man struggles for a loan.
Yes they're sharing in the gutting of the middle class,
but it's better than suffering alone.

Blow us a bubble, you're The Bernanke, man.
Blow it for us right now.
We're all in the mood for record bonuses,
and you've certainly got us kowtowed.

It's a pretty good rally for a Monday morning,
and the SEC gives me a smile.
Cause it knows that it's me that issues money for free,
to paper over the depression for a while.

And the money printer,
it churns into the midnight hour.
As the bond vigilantes respond with ire.
And they trade their paper regardless,
as they continue to extoll my great power.

Huff huff hufffff puff puff puffffff
Huff Huffffff puff puff puff pufffff

Blow us a bubble, you're The Bernanke, man.
Blow it for us right now.
We're all in the mood for record bonuses,
and you've certainly got us kowtowed.

lunar
23.12.2010, 09:28
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No End In Sight To Equity Outflows As Stock Boycott Persists Despite Largest Bond Outflow Since Lehman Failure (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/no-end-sight-equity-outflows-stock-boycott-persists-despite-largest-bond-outflow-lehman-fail)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/22/2010 16:44 -0500

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For the second week in a row, those claiming that flows will any.minute.now. shift away from bonds and go to equities are proven dead wrong. ICI has just reported (http://ici.org/research/stats/flows/flows_12_22_10)that in the week ended December 15, not only was there another massive outflow, the 33rd in a row, from domestic equity mutual funds to the tune of $2.4 billion, but taxable and municipal bonds saw a stunning $8.6 billion in outflows, including another record $4.9 billion in muni outflows. At this point absent another major pull back in bond prices, we anticipate that bond inflows will once again resume, even as stock outflows persist indefinitely. Year to date investors have pulled just under $100 billion in money from US-focused equity mutual funds, offset by just $16 billion in comparable inflows into equity strategies via ETFs as we described yesterday (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/etfs-pass-1-trillion-aum-what-next). The reason for this seemingly endless boycott of stocks via the bulk of the population was given best by Geoff Bobroff, who told Bloomberg: "I would guess most retail investors are staying put because you aren’t seeing the money go anywhere else." Another explanation, and just as spot on: nobody, save for a few hedge funds, gives a rats ass about manipulated stocks prices anymore.



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by random shots
on Wed, 12/22/2010 - 16:53
#824894 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/no-end-sight-equity-outflows-stock-boycott-persists-despite-largest-bond-outflow-lehman-fail#comment-824894)
We know how this works (some of us longer than others)...market goes up high enough that all the bond chasers will kick themselves for not being in equities. Stupid peasents rush back into stocks right at the top as the "house" sells into the panic buying. Market goes down and the cycle continues.
You think this is all new? That it has happen over the last 5-10 years? It is not. Just more people becoming aware. And just like gambling, people will come back even though they know the odds are against them!

lunar
23.12.2010, 10:33
aus ---> http://online.barrons.com/barrons-media/BOL_logo_top_page.gif

lunar
23.12.2010, 10:39
Der Tanz der Kran-Kraniche

(hbr)
Aus 30 Meter hohen Kränen hat der berühmte Setdesigner Jeremy Railton in Singapur zwei Kraniche geschaffen, die jeden Abend einen Tanz der Liebe vorführen.

http://epaper3.tagesanzeiger.ch/ee/taz/ges/2010/12/23/010/

lunar
23.12.2010, 10:49
...heute im Tagi: Stadt Zürich - Hottingen (also nicht Zürichberg)
........................luxuriöse 4-Zimmer-Penthouse-Wohnung
........................160 m2 Seesicht Cheminée, 3,7 Mio. inkl.2 PP in UN-Garage

.....ja wer hat der hat :dumm :gomad

lunar
23.12.2010, 10:53
Abrüstungsvertrag Start

Obamas letzter Sieg für lange Zeit (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736273,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-164400-panoV9free-gqoj.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736273,00.html)
Obama, ein Comeback Kid? Wohl kaum. Mit der Verabschiedung des atomaren Abrüstungsvertrages Start ist dem US-Präsidenten ohne Frage Historisches gelungen. Das aber hilft ihm innenpolitisch gar nicht. Der neue Kongress dürfte ihn blockieren, bremsen und behindern, wo es nur geht. Ein Kommentar von Marc Hujer, Washington mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736273,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1100381.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26267) ]



Erfolg für Obama: US-Senat billigt Abrüstungsvertrag mit Moskau (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736255,00.html)
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....er ist nicht zu beneiden :rolleyes

lunar
23.12.2010, 11:11
Haft in Militärgefängnis :bad:gomad

Uno prüft Misshandlungsvorwürfe im Fall Manning (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736268,00.html)

Die Vereinten Nationen schalten sich in den Fall Bradley Manning ein: Der US-Soldat sitzt seit Monaten in Haft, weil er der Enthüllungsplattform WikiLeaks Datensätze zugespielt haben soll. Besucher berichten von Misshandlungen, der Folterbeauftragte der Uno geht den Vorwürfen nun nach. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736268,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=25642) ]


Heute, 08:58 #6 (http://forum.spiegel.de/showpost.php?p=6843316&postcount=6) sukowsky (http://forum.spiegel.de/member.php?u=73070)
Die hellen Lampen der Menschenrechte
Wer einmal in die Mühlen der politischen oder unpolitischen Mühlen gerät, in diesem Falle der CIA, hat nichts zu lachen.
Gnade ist in diesem Ambiente wohl unbekannt.
Schergen die die Inhaftierten mißhandeln sind hier besonders gelitten.Die hellen Lampen der Menschenrechte hat man hier aus der Fassung geschraubt.

Heute, 10:35 #36 (http://forum.spiegel.de/showpost.php?p=6843804&postcount=36) r. schmidt (http://forum.spiegel.de/member.php?u=30577)
Das man diese Gruppe "WikiLeaks Task Force" WTF nennt, was weltweit als "What The F*ck" Abkürzung bekannt ist, kann man nur noch als kafkaesk bezeichnen.

lunar
23.12.2010, 11:17
Live

Familie Tinner soll Atom-Pläne geschmuggelt haben (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Familie-Tinner-soll-AtomPlaene-geschmuggelt-haben/story/20756695)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/0/7/20756695/18/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1293098652 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Familie-Tinner-soll-AtomPlaene-geschmuggelt-haben/story/20756695) Die Ermittler haben Einsicht in die Akten zum Fall der mutmasslichen Atomplan-Schmuggler erhalten. Sie haben beantragt, dass Friedrich, Urs und Marco Tinner angeklagt werden. Tagesanzeiger.ch/Newsnetz berichtet live mit Web-TV. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Familie-Tinner-soll-AtomPlaene-geschmuggelt-haben/story/20756695)

Aktualisiert vor 7 Minuten




Affäre Tinner: Strassburger Richter fordern Stellungnahme vom Bundesrat (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Affaere-Tinner--Strassburger-Richter-fordern-Stellungnahme-vom-Bundesrat/story/18470463)
So narrte der Bundesrat im Fall Tinner die Öffentlichkeit (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/So-narrte-der-Bundesrat-im-Fall-Tinner-die-ffentlichkeit/story/17647453)
Tinner-Affäre: Washington intervenierte in Bern (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/TinnerAffaere-Washington-intervenierte-in-Bern/story/17702384)
....Also doch: Die US-Behörden versuchten mit einer Intervention in der Schweiz zu verhindern, dass die Zusammenarbeit zwischen der Familie Tinner und der CIA aufgedeckt wird......
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WTF :confused:rolleyes:oo

lunar
23.12.2010, 14:19
Bombe in Schweizer Botschaft explodiert – erster Verdacht (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/Bombe-in-Schweizer-Botschaft-explodiert--erster-Verdacht/story/18992384)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/8/9/18992384/68/teaserbreit.jpg?1293110011 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/Bombe-in-Schweizer-Botschaft-explodiert--erster-Verdacht/story/18992384) Bei einer Explosion in der Schweizer Botschaft in Rom ist ein Mann schwer verletzt worden. Die Ermittler haben eine erste Vermutung, wer hinter dem Anschlag stecken könnte. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/Bombe-in-Schweizer-Botschaft-explodiert--erster-Verdacht/story/18992384)

Von Matthias Chapman (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/matthias-chapman/s.html), Monica Fahmy (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/monica-fahmy/s.html), Olivia Kühni (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/olivia-kuehni/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 3 Minuten Update folgt...



Explosion in Schweizer Botschaft in Rom (http://explosion%20in%20schweizer%20botschaft%20in%20rom/)
:rolleyes

lunar
23.12.2010, 14:28
Ist dieser Mann ein Kommunist? (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Ist-dieser-Mann-ein-Kommunist/story/28409545)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/8/4/28409545/10/teaserbreit.jpg?1293108651 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Ist-dieser-Mann-ein-Kommunist/story/28409545) Philipp Hildebrand, Präsident der Schweizerischen Nationalbank, wird zum Ziel von Angriffe der neuen Rechten. Vordenker dieser Attacken ist der US-Ökonom Ron Paul, der Nationalbanken am liebsten abschaffen würde. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Ist-dieser-Mann-ein-Kommunist/story/28409545)

Von Philipp Löpfe (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/philipp-loepfe/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 41 Minuten

....ich glaube Herr Löpfe übersieht, dass die FED eben keine "Federal...." Bank ist, sondern ein Zusammenschluss einiger der einflussreichsten Privatbanken die nur für den eigenen Profit agieren und denen die Aufgabe einer Nationalbank schei$$egal ist :bad die SNB hat sicher falsch operiert und sicherlich auch auf wirtschaftlichen und politischen Druck reagiert - leider :rolleyes:mad.

lunar
23.12.2010, 15:28
Eilmeldung

Anschlagserie in Rom: Bomben in drei Botschaften (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Anschlagserie-in-Rom-Bomben-in-drei-Botschaften-/story/10937264)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/0/9/10937264/16/teaserbreit.jpg?1293114293 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Anschlagserie-in-Rom-Bomben-in-drei-Botschaften-/story/10937264) Nach der Schweizer Botschaft sind auch die chilenische und die ukrainische Botschaft Ziele eines Anschlags geworden. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Anschlagserie-in-Rom-Bomben-in-drei-Botschaften-/story/10937264)

Von Olivia Kühni (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/olivia-kuehni/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 2 Minuten

lunar
23.12.2010, 16:19
A SuBPRiMe CHRiSTMaS CaRoL (PaRT III) (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/subprime-christmas-carol-part-iii)

Posted by: williambanzai7

Post date: 12/23/2010 - 08:13

“God Bless Bankstas, each and every one!” said Tiny Timmah...
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lunar
23.12.2010, 17:59
Reaktion auf Medienkontrolle

Ungarns Knebelgesetz spaltet Europa (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736422,00.html)

"Wir haben ein Problem": Hektisch suchen die EU-Staaten nach einer gemeinsamen Antwort auf Ungarns umstrittenes Mediengesetz. Sanktionen wie einst gegen Österreich? Entzug von Mitgliedsrechten? Oder schlicht ignorieren? Der Fall zeigt, wie uneins die Union wirklich ist. Von Sebastian Fischer und Severin Weiland mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736422,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26308) ]



Interview: "Betriebsstörung der Demokratie" (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736136,00.html)
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...da kann man doch nur einer Meinung sein :oo das ist doch eindeutig ein Verstoss gegen Pressefreiheit :mad

lunar
23.12.2010, 18:06
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SNB Intervention Time? (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/snb-intervention-time)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/23/2010 11:25 -0500

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/havenstein/SNB%2012.23_1.jpg

After many months of calls for SNB intervention, did Philipp Hildebrand finally wake up? The EURCHF just surged, bringing day gains to over 1% on no news. Is the Swiss giant, with its pregnant CHF-full balance sheet, finally stirring? Or does Switzerland realize that Hungary and Austria are toast if the EURCHF continues to plunge? Keep an eye out on this pair (and the EURUSD which surged in sympathy). Or is the catalyst crude oil, where WTI just hit $91 and possibly set off some array of derivative USD selling? Or, far simpler, is the FTSE's passing 6,000 somehow supposed to imply that the dollar should take a step function move down. We can only scratch our head - for the answer, ask the momo quants who are in charge.



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on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 11:34
#826204 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/snb-intervention-time#comment-826204)
All I know about this swiss is that they are good at tennis and they make a good cheese... (na ja - ist doch was ;))

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by Cdad
on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 11:45
#826230 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/snb-intervention-time#comment-826230)
Yep. There you go. Ben Bernanke at work. He is not satisfied yet in his lust to destroy everything on the surface of the planet that is real...or is not in the interest of a corrupt banking industry.
SEC AGENT!! ATTENTION!! FLAG THE TAPE!! Just sayin'...
Sometime in the near future...we will [hopefully] be reminded of this day by an SEC agent that just finally decided to do his job.
And even as this goes on, and probably because it is so obvious that it is going on, the move is quickly being repealed in FXland...but probably won't be repealed at the pump in time for Christmas. Sweet! But we can build a bullish case for all of this, I am sure, because Xxon exectutives might buy more Tiffany cuff links on the last day to shop for Christmas crap!
CAPITAL WILL NOT FORM IN BANKS AS CORRUPT AS THESE.

....ich hoffe ja nicht, dass er noch mehr € geposchtet hat :rolleyes:schwitz

lunar
23.12.2010, 18:53
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Crude Passes $91, As $100 Billion In US GDP Is Wiped Out In Minutes (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/crude-passes-91-100-billion-us-gdp-wiped-out-minutes)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/23/2010 12:00 -0500

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/havenstein/Crude%20_0_0.jpg

A few days ago, when oil was pushing on $89 we said that we expect oil to pass $100 in a few weeks, now that chasing returns in stocks is beyond ludicrous, and speculators are branching out to those commodities which have not yet been cornered by the JP Morgue, although we are confident the Masters brain trust is plotting and scheming how to create a synthetic security that allows crude to hit $150 as RBOB goes negative. As of a few minutes ago, WTI has just passed $91, which for those who have taken math means that $100 oil is less than $9 away. And as a reminder, every $1 rise in oil reduces US GDP by $100 billion, just as every cent increase in gas prices lowers disposable income by $600 million. Who would have thought that trillions in binary dollars just sitting there, unused, unwanted, doing nothing but taking up EEPROM space could possibly have an inflationary impact...



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by bob_dabolina
on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 12:07
#826283 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/crude-passes-91-100-billion-us-gdp-wiped-out-minutes#comment-826283)
Thank god we are recovering. This is the symptom of recovery right? :escht:ironie

lunar
23.12.2010, 19:17
Urteil wegen Folter und Mord Lebenslange Haft für Argentiniens Ex-Diktator Videla

http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/bilder/videla104_v-mittel16x9.jpg (http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/videla102-magnifier_pos-1.html) http://www.tagesschau.de/image/icon_lupe_d5e0f7.gif (http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/videla102-magnifier_pos-1.html)
Der frühere argentinische Diktator Jorge Rafael Videla ist wegen der Folter und Ermordung von Oppositionellen zur einer lebenslangen Gefängnisstrafe verurteilt worden. Das Bundesgericht in der Stadt Cordoba befand den 85-Jährigen für schuldig, während der von ihm geführten Diktatur von 1976 bis 1983 Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit begangen zu haben. In dieser Zeit wurden im Auftrag der Regierung rund 30.000 Menschen entführt, gefoltert und ermordet. Richterin María Elba Martínez sprach bei der Urteilsverkündung von "Staatsterrorismus" während der Herrschaft Videlas.

[b]Begnadigung 1990

Videla war 1976 durch einen Putsch gegen die demokratische Regierung von María Estela Martínez de Peron an die Macht gekommen und stand bis 1981 an der Spitze der Militärjunta. 1985 war er bereits zu lebenslänglicher Haft verurteilt worden. 1990 begnadigte ihn allerdings der damalige Präsident Carlos Menem. Da diese Entscheidung inzwischen als verfassungswidrig eingestuft wurde, konnte der Prozess gegen ihn neu aufgerollt werden. 1998 wurde Videla erneut festgenommen und zunächst zu Hausarrest verurteilt. Seit 2008 befindet er sich in Militärhaft.

2008 hatte es der Oberste Gerichtshof Argentiniens abgelehnt, Videla nach Deutschland auszuliefern, damit ihm dort der Prozess wegen des Todes einer deutschen Studentin gemacht werden kann, die 1977 in Argentinien verschleppt, gefoltert und getötet wurde.
http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/videla102.html
...und so eine miese Gestalt zeigt keine Reue :bad:gomad

lunar
23.12.2010, 21:31
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Is Paulson Offloading BofA In Dark Pools? (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/paulson-offloading-bofa-dark-pools)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/23/2010 13:18 -0500


Some interesting market chatter was recently intercepted: if true, then JP may be quietly offloading at least some part of his financial exposure using dark liquidity.



61 comments (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/paulson-offloading-bofa-dark-pools#comments)
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by barthezz
on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 15:20
#826822 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/paulson-offloading-bofa-dark-pools#comment-826822)
BAC/A sell of 30mio, BAC/B buy of 1Mio at the same time for a price of 2.75.

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by buzzsaw99
on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 15:21
#826825 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/paulson-offloading-bofa-dark-pools#comment-826825)
Would insiders be required by law to disclose this trade? It seems like a hedge against the company going bk.

lunar
23.12.2010, 21:32
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Hoka
23.12.2010, 21:36
Von Philipp Löpfe (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/philipp-loepfe/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 41 Minuten

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1359575#post1359575)
ach, der Löpfe :rofl


...Selbst wenn die Gratwanderung missglücken sollte, zu einer Staatspleite der USA wird es auf keinen Fall kommen. Mexiko und Island mussten sich in einer fremden Währung verschulden, in Dollar, Euro, Yen oder Schweizer Franken. Die USA hingegen verschulden sich in ihrer eigenen Währung. Und um Dollar herzustellen, braucht die Notenbank nicht einmal mehr Papier. Ein paar Handgriffe am Computer-Keyboard genügen.

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Weshalb-die-USA-niemals-pleitegehen/story/11619448

lunar
24.12.2010, 09:48
Assange-Interview

"Ich bin mental sehr robust" (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736492,00.html)

Julian Assange trägt eine Fußfessel und darf den Landsitz eines Freundes in England nicht verlassen - doch reden darf er: Im Interview attackiert der WikiLeaks-Chef seine Gegner, erläutert die Folgen seines Rechtsstreits auf die Spenden für WikiLeaks und gibt sich kämpferisch. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736492,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26318) ]



WikiLeaks-Gründer: Assange attackiert rechte US-Kritiker (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736300,00.html).
...nicht eben beruhigend :rolleyes

lunar
24.12.2010, 09:54
Exodus der Pauschalbesteuerten (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/region/Exodus-der-Pauschalbesteuerten/story/10893333)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/0/8/10893333/30/teaserbreit.jpg?1293180217 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/region/Exodus-der-Pauschalbesteuerten/story/10893333) In einer Woche verlieren reiche Ausländer im Kanton Zürich ihr Steuerprivileg. In den letzten Monaten sind deshalb Dutzende Pauschalbesteuerte weggezogen. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/region/Exodus-der-Pauschalbesteuerten/story/10893333)

Von Felix Schindler (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/felix-schindler/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 18 Minuten

.....also werden wir noch mehr Steuern zahlen müssen :oo

lunar
24.12.2010, 09:58
Panorama: 24. Dezember 2010, 09:16

Pünktlich zu Weihnachten droht das Chaos (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/tausende_passagiere_sitzen_auf_pariser_flughafen_fest_1.8868283.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/flughafen_paris_warten_passagiere_2_small_1.8868326.1293178223.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/tausende_passagiere_sitzen_auf_pariser_flughafen_fest_1.8868283.html) Tausende Passagiere sitzen wegen des Winterwetters auf Pariser Flughafen fest

Auf dem Pariser Flughafen Charles- de-Gaulle, dem grössten Airport Frankreichs, ist wegen des Winterwetters ein Weihnachtschaos vorprogrammiert. Schon in der Nacht auf heute sassen rund 2000 Passagiere fest, wie die französischen Medien berichteten. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/tausende_passagiere_sitzen_auf_pariser_flughafen_fest_1.8868283.html)

Deutschland: Behinderungen im Bahnverkehr (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/unfreiwilliger_halt_fuer_fuenf_ice_in_richtung_berlin_1.8865974.html)

lunar
24.12.2010, 10:02
State Of Emergency Declared In LA (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/12/state-of-emergency-declared-in-la-county-as-official-tally-storm-damage.html)




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/23/state-of-emergency-declared-los-angeles_n_801024.html
Comments (91) (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/23/state-of-emergency-declared-los-angeles_n_801024.html#comments)

lunar
24.12.2010, 10:23
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After Nearly Two Years Of Searching, TrimTabs Still Can't Figure Out Who Is Buying Stocks (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/after-nearly-two-years-searching-trimtabs-still-cant-find-who-doing-all-buying)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/23/2010 18:05 -0500

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/havenstein/Trimtabs_0.jpg

Update: Charles Biderman sends us an addendum to his earlier CNBC appearance...

A year after Charles Biderman's provocative post first appeared (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/trimtabs-asks-who-responsible-non-stop-market-rally-march-gives-some-suggestions)on Zero Hedge, in which he asked just who is doing all the buying of stocks as the money was obviously not coming from retail investors (and came up with one very notable suggestion), today Maria Bartiromo invited the TrimTabs head once again (conveniently in CNBC's lowest rated show, during Christmas Eve eve, at a time when perhaps 5 people would be watching) in an interview which disclosed that after more than a year of searching, Biderman still has no idea who actually buying. In response to Bartiromo's question if the retail investor, who left after the flash crash (thank you SEC), Biderman responds what every Zero Hedger has known for 33 weeks: "Retail investors are not coming back to the US. Those investors that are investing are buying global equities and are buying commodities. We are seeing lots money going into commodity ETF funds: gold, silver..." and the even more unpleasant summation: "individuals have been selling, companies are net selling, insider selling and new offerings are swamping any buyback and any cash M&A activity since QE 2 was announced. Pension funds and hedge funds don't really have that much cash to invest. So what nobody's asking is what happens when QE 2 stops: if the only buyer is the Fed, and the Fed stops buying, I don't know what is going to happen...When I was on your show a year ago I was saying the same thing: we can't figure out who is doing the buying it has to be the government, and people said I was nuts. Now the government is admitting it is rigging the market." Cue Bartiromo jaw dropping.


259 comments (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/after-nearly-two-years-searching-trimtabs-still-cant-find-who-doing-all-buying#comments)
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:rolleyes lesen das hoffentlich auch genug Amis :oo

lunar
24.12.2010, 12:27
Knappe Rohstoffe

USA drohen China mit Handelskampf um Seltene Erden (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,736508,00.html)

Sie sind unersetzliche Rohstoffe für Handys, MP3-Player, Computer und auch Rüstungsgüter - doch die sogenannten Seltenen Erden werden fast ausschließlich in China abgebaut, das sie mit immer höheren Zöllen versieht. Nun protestieren die USA und wollen notfalls die Welthandelsorganisation einschalten. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,736508,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26327) ]

syracusa (http://forum.spiegel.de/member.php?u=169672) Heute, 11:09 #6 (http://forum.spiegel.de/showpost.php?p=6848940&postcount=6)
Der Artikel ist miserabel recherchiert. Der Autor behauptet, 97% der Reserven an seltenen Erden lägen in China, dabei liegen dort "nur" 36.000.000 von den bis heute erkundeten Reserven im Umfang von 98.600.000 Tonnen, also gerade mal 37%.
Allerdings wurde sträflich darauf verzichtet, die Reserven außerhalb Chinas zu erschließen, solange China billig lieferte. Es wurden wegen der chinesischen Billigpreise sogar Minen außerhalb Chinas wegen fehlender Rentaibilität geschlossen.
Die Knappheit hat der Westen sich also ganz alleine zuzuschreiben.

....die Amis meinen wohl, dass sie alle andern für doof verkaufen können :oo

lunar
24.12.2010, 13:35
Eine Frau ohne Angst (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/medizin-und-psychologie/Eine-Frau-ohne-Angst/story/28730749)

Eine Schädigung im Gehirn macht eine Frau komplett furchtlos. Jetzt wollen US-Forscher von der Betroffenen lernen. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/medizin-und-psychologie/Eine-Frau-ohne-Angst/story/28730749)

Von Anke Fossgreen. Aktualisiert am 21.12.2010

....interessant :gruebel.....hmmmm - also ein bisschen von meinen Ängsten würde ich schon ganz gerne abgeben - aber nicht alle :schwitz

lunar
24.12.2010, 14:20
:thanx
Government agents for Monsanto!? (http://goldtent.net/wp_gold/2010/12/24/government-agents-for-monsanto/)

-> Posted by Scruffy @ 7:46 am on December 24, 2010
(NaturalNews) Wikileaks continues to rock the political world by shedding light on conspiracies, corruption and cover-ups. The latest batch of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveals what can only be characterized as a U.S.-led conspiracy to force GMOs onto European countries by making those countries pay a steep price if they resist.

The cable reveals the words of Craig Stapleton, the US ambassador to France, who was pushing the commercial interests of the biotech industry by attempting to force GMOs into France. In his own words (below), he expresses his frustration with the idea that France might pass environmental laws that would hamper the expansion of GMOs:

“Europe is moving backwards not forwards on this issue with France playing a leading role, along with Austria, Italy and even the [European] Commission… Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voice.”

Got that so far? His own words: “Retaliation” as a way to “make [it] clear” that resisting GMOs will have a price.

Stapleton goes on to say something rather incredible:

“Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits. The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory…”

As you read these words again, remember that these are the words of the U.S. ambassador to France who is suggesting the US “calibrate a target retaliation list” in order to “cause some pain across the EU” that must be “sustainable over the long term.”

Need we say anything more? This cable proves, once and for all, that there is a global GMO conspiracy where government operatives work in secret to push Monsanto’s GMO agenda while punishing opponents of GMOs and adding them to a “target retaliation list.”

This cable also proves that NaturalNews has been right all along about the GMO conspiracy, and that GMO opponents such as Jeffrey Smith are battling what can only be called an evil conspiracy to control the world’s food supply. It also proves that when Alex Jones talks about the global conspiracy to control the world food supply, he’s not just ranting. He’s warning about the reality of the world in which we now live.

As Jeffery Smith said today in a Democracy Now interview:

“We’ve been saying for years that the United States government is joined at the hip with Monsanto and pushing GMOs as part of Monsanto’s agenda on the rest of the world. This lays bare the mechanics of that effort. We have Craig Stapleton, the former ambassador to France, specifically asking the U.S. government to retaliate and cause some harm throughout the European Union.” (http://www.democracynow.org/seo/201… (http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2010/12/23/wikileaks_cables_reveal_us_sought_to))

Do you notice something about these words used by the US ambassador to France? “Calibrate a target retaliation list” sounds eerily familiar, doesn’t it? It’s the kind of language you might find tossed around in a military bombing war exercise.

That’s no coincidence: These government operatives quite literally consider themselves to be at war with the world, and they intend to conquer the world with their genetically modified poisons. They will do anything, it seems, to force-feed their deadly crops to the public.

Eight important realizations from these leaks

This Wikileaks cable brings up all sorts of issues that each might deserve a separate article, but here are the highlights of what comes to my mind on this issue:

Realization #1) Wikileaks is valuable for exposing the government lies in our world. Without Wikileaks, we never would have known about these cables which prove the existence of this GMO conspiracy.

Realization #2) US government diplomatic officials are working for the corporations! It’s just as we’ve described here on NaturalNews numerous times — Big Government is really just an extension of the most evil and most powerful corporations that now dominate our planet: The drug companies, the weapons manufacturers, the agricultural giants and so on. Here’s what Jeffrey Smith had to say about governments conspiring with Monsanto:

“In 2009, we have a cable from the ambassador to Spain from the United States asking for intervention there, asking the government to help formulate a biotech strategy and support the government — members of the government in Spain that want to promote GMOs, as well. And here, they specifically indicate that they sat with the director of Monsanto for the region and got briefed by him about the politics of the region and created strategies with him to promote the GMO agenda.”

Realization #3) The US is willing to retaliate against European countries if they try to block GMOs. This brings up the question: Why is the US so desperate to push GMOs on Europe? Clearly there is another agenda behind all this (maybe we’ll learn more in future Wikileaks releases).

Realization #4) No wonder the US government has declared war on Wikileaks because these dark secrets and “conspiracy notes” are never made public through any normal means. It takes a whistleblower to expose the true government corruption taking place in our world today.

Realization #5) The GMO conspiracy reaches to the highest levels of global control. This US ambassador Stapleton wasn’t just a nobody. He was, in fact, the co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former President George W. Bush! His wife, by the way, is George Bush’s cousin. This is a conspiracy involving the highest-ranking officials across multiple countries who are pushing a GMO agenda that’s poisoning people across the planet.

Realization #6) Governments are literally trying to kill their own people. It is widely known in the inner circles of power that GMOs are deadly, but governments keep pushing them anyway. As Jeffrey Smith explains in his interview with Democracy Now:

“…the person who was in charge of FDA policy in 1992, Monsanto’s former attorney, Michael Taylor, he allowed GMOs on the market without any safety studies and without labeling, and the policy claimed that the agency was not aware of any information showing that GMOs were significantly different. Seven years later, because of a lawsuit, 44,000 secret internal FDA memos revealed that that policy was a lie. Not only were the scientists at the FDA aware that GMOs were different, they had warned repeatedly that they might create allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems. But they were ignored, and their warnings were even denied, and the policy went forth allowing the deployment GMOs into the food supply with virtually no safety studies.”

Realization #7) The GMO conspiracy is always reframed as “science”. At one point in the leaked cables, Stapleton warns that in opposing GMOs, France would “roll back established science-based decision making.” The GMO conspiracy, you have to remember, is always hidden behind the term “science” so that anyone who opposes GMOs can be characterized as being somehow against “scientific thinking.”

All this gives science a bad name, of course, but I suppose that since the history of science is filled with arrogant scientists poisoning people in the name of science (mercury, vaccines, radiation, plastics, medications, etc.), we shouldn’t be all that surprised to observe this.

Realization #8) Spain has been a key co-conspirator to push the U.S. GMO agenda. Much of the conspiring taking place in the EU has been spearheaded by Spain, whose officials met personally with the head of Monsanto to plot their push of GMOs into Europe.


The Blackwater story adds up! This all reminds me of a story published a few months back by The Nation in which Jeremy Scahill exposed a link between Monsanto and the military contractor known as Blackwater. His article claimed that Monsanto had hired Blackwater spies to “infiltrate activist groups organizing against the multinational biotech firm.” (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/09/… (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/09/disney-monsanto-discovered-blackwaters-hidden-clients/))

Monsanto vehemently denied the allegation. I looked hard at covering that story at the time but could not substantiate the accusations to my satisfaction. However, given the new information gleaned from these leaked diplomatic cables — which blatantly state that the GMO conspirators plan to “calibrate a target retaliation list” — all of a sudden the Blackwater story adds up.

This is the verbage of a military-style retaliation campaign, and that’s exactly the business of Blackwater. Remember how Stapleton said the US needed to “cause some pain?” That’s Blackwater’s calling card!

Although these cables don’t prove any connection between Monsanto and Blackwater, they do lend credence to the idea that such a link is not only possibly, but perhaps even probable. It clearly deserves additional investigation.

Regardless of whether the Blackwater / Monsanto link is ever proven, what’s crystal clear from all this is that the global GMO conspiracy is very real and that GMO conspirators plot retaliatory actions against any nation that refuses to allow GMOs into their country.

The whole thing is then disguised as “science” so that anyone who opposes it can be branded as “non-scientific.” This is the same sick way in which vaccines are pushed, too: They’re called “scientific” even when they’re based entirely on scientific fraud (as are GMOs).

How the government really operates. Above all, what these Wikileaks cables really reveal is that government conspiracies are, of course, not only real but that they are taking place right now. Diplomats and ambassadors are, in effect, government thugs who engage in the most unethical actions, full of threats and retaliation, in order to serve the financial interests of their corporate masters.

That’s how the world really works, despite the Disney-like image portrayed by the mainstream media. Behind the scenes, the U.S. government is literally plotting with Monsanto to take over the world’s food supply. That is not an exaggeration. It’s not conjecture. It is a statement of fact based on the words of the government’s own operatives (who obviously didn’t know their words would ever be made public).

Through Wikileaks, we have been given a glimpse into the truth behind the Great Wall of government lies. And that truth, it turns out, is a lot uglier than most people could have imagined. (It’s no surprise to me, because I’ve seen things that most regular people have never witnessed. But to a regular Joe Blow working his J.O.B. and watching the evening news, the hard-core truth about the world is a bit too much to handle…)

Personally, I can’t wait to see what other dark secrets are buried in these Wikileaks cables. And it all makes me wish we had a Wikileaks for the FDA, too. Can you imagine all the dirty secrets that would come out of the FDA’s offices if we could read their emails? We need an FDA leaker.

The other thought that comes to mind is how much I wouldn’t want to be Julian Assange right now. His head is now the world’s most powerful bullet magnet… especially when government rifles are anywhere nearby. If the U.S. government would conspire to create a “retaliation target list” of nations that are merely resisting GMOs, can you imagine what they will do if they ever get their hands on Assange?

Read the leaked cables right here:
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2008/02… (http://213.251.145.96/cable/2008/02/08MADRID98.html)

and

http://wikileaks.ch/cable/2009/05/0… (http://wikileaks.ch/cable/2009/05/09MADRID482.html)

(Note: These links may not be active for very long because the governments of the world are obviously trying to shut down all the websites that post this information. The truth, it seems, is just too dangerous to allow it to be openly published.)
Don’t let all this get you down. You can take action to help turn this around!

Action Item #1) Don’t buy GMO foods! Look for the non-GMO “Project Verified” label on foods.

Action Item #2) Urge lawmakers to oppose GMOs or require honest GMO labeling of foods.

Action Item #3) Help support the Institute for Responsible Technology and other non-profits working to oppose GMOs.

Action Item #4) Stay informed! Read NaturalNews and our Facebook GMO Dangers page (www.facebook.com/GMO.dangers (http://www.facebook.com/GMO.dangers)) to stay up on this issue. The IRT (above) will keep you even more deeply informed on GMOs.

Action Item #5) Share what you know! Share videos, cartoons, articles and websites with your friends and family members who also care about protecting their health from GMOs.

Action Item #6) Don’t trust the government! They are pushing a GMO conspiracy. They don’t want you to have natural food, and the FDA is now being unleashed under the new food safety bill to destroy small farmers who tend to use non-GMO crops. Fight against government encroachment of our natural right to grow honest food. Support food freedom!

lunar
24.12.2010, 16:22
....eine FROHE UND FRIEDLICHE WEIHNACHTEN @ll http://christmas.justinreeve.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/santa_hat_and_peace_symbol_photosculpture-p1534899844465219053ppq_4001.jpg

lunar
24.12.2010, 18:33
http://www.zerohedge.com/article/subprime-christmas-carol-part-iv

:supi

lunar
25.12.2010, 11:55
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-164817-thumb-vehk.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-63015.html) AP


Weihnachten 2010

So feiert die Welt (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-63015.html)

Der Papst entzündet ein Licht im Dunkel, US-Soldaten stürzen sich an Heiligabend ins Feuergefecht - während man an Bondi Beach eher weltlich das Christenfest begeht. Weihnachten global:

lunar
25.12.2010, 11:57
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/a-great-way-to-spread-the_b_801145.html) (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/a-great-way-to-spread-the_b_801145.html)SPREADING THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/a-great-way-to-spread-the_b_801145.html)
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/231488/thumbs/r-CHRISTMAS-huge.jpg (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/a-great-way-to-spread-the_b_801145.html)

Arianna: The Impulse To Give Back Is At The Heart Of What We Are Celebrating (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/the-goods-visit-huffpost-_b_798614.html)

Read Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/a-great-way-to-spread-the_b_801145.html) |
Comments (56) (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/a-great-way-to-spread-the_b_801145.html#comments)

lunar
25.12.2010, 12:00
Interactive guide: your 2010 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2010/dec/22/2010-year-review)


Create your own review of the year – and share it (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2010/dec/22/2010-year-review)

It has been a year of elections, ash clouds, an oil spill, WikiLeaks, spending cuts and protests. Click through the pictures to see how 2010 unfolded day-by-day, pick your favourites and share them with friends (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2010/dec/22/2010-year-review)

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/12/20/1292855992473/The-Guardian-Year-in-Revi-004.jpg (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2010/dec/22/2010-year-review) (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2010/dec/22/2010-year-review)

lunar
25.12.2010, 13:01
Ein weisser Weihnachtstag (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/Ein-weisser-Weihnachtstag/story/17474332)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/7/4/17474332/19/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1293277298 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/Ein-weisser-Weihnachtstag/story/17474332) Genau rechtzeitig zu den Festtagen fielen die Flocken vom Himmel. Senden Sie uns Ihr Bild von der winterlichen Weihnachtsbescherung. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/Ein-weisser-Weihnachtstag/story/17474332)

Aktualisiert vor 26 Minuten


Europa im Wetterchaos ("]Weisser Weihnachtsmorgen in der Schweiz[/url]


[url="http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/Europa-im-Wetterchaos/story/21824950)
Heiligabend im Notlager (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/Heiligabend-im-Notlager/story/28042463)

lunar
25.12.2010, 15:46
A WiNDoW INTo CHRiSTMAS' PaST

97TDmo3g3IE&feature

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/window-christmas-past

lunar
26.12.2010, 13:46
Autobiografie von WikiLeaks-Chef

Assange hofft auf Millionenhonorar (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736571,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-164860-panoV9free-xpuu.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736571,00.html)

Julian Assange wird Buchautor: Der WikiLeaks-Gründer schreibt seine Autobiografie - und hat dafür nach eigenen Angaben bereits millionenschwere Verträge mit Verlagen abgeschlossen. Er brauche das Geld, um sich gegen die Vergewaltigungsvorwürfe in Schweden zu verteidigen. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736571,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=25642) ]

lunar
26.12.2010, 13:48
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Charting 2010, Part 0: The Biggest Winners And Losers From The "New Normal", And The 6 Main Strange Attractors (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/charting-2010-part-0-biggest-winners-and-losers-new-normal-and-6-main-strange-attractors)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/25/2010 14:47 -0500

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BusinessWeek has finally outdone itself: the recent Bloomberg acquisition has come up with what can be described as the definitive visual summary of the key themes and trends of the past year. What we certainly can appreciate is the magazine's attempt to be as focused, concise and cohesive as possible, which is why the punchline is as follows: "Normal, Jobs, Stuck, Currency, Spills and Gaga say all that needs to be said about 2010." From an economic perspective it is the jobs and the currency that are the all important variables. And unfortunately, both are moving in the wrong direction. But before we get into the meat of this series, with part one (jobs) and part two (currencies) here are two appetizer charts of what the biggest movers and shakers in 2010 were, together with a focal node chart that demonstrates the key strange attractors of the past year.


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lunar
26.12.2010, 18:00
Gbagbos Präsidentenflugzeug in Basel-Mülhausen blockiert (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Gbagbos-Praesidentenflugzeug-in-BaselMuelhausen-blockiert/story/26989624)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/6/9/26989624/17/teaserbreit.jpg?1293381206 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Gbagbos-Praesidentenflugzeug-in-BaselMuelhausen-blockiert/story/26989624) Das Flugzeug des abgewählten Präsidenten der Elfenbeinküste steht auf dem Flughafen Basel-Mülhausen. Mit dieser Strafmassnahme steigt der Druck auf Laurent Gbagbo, der weiterhin an der Macht festhält. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Gbagbos-Praesidentenflugzeug-in-BaselMuelhausen-blockiert/story/26989624)

Aktualisiert um 16:56 Uhr



Flüchtlingsmisere in Elfenbeinküste – Lebensmittel werden knapp (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Fluechtlingsmisere-in-Elfenbeinkueste---Lebensmittel-werden-knapp/story/17442059)
Gbagbo droht der gewaltsame Sturz (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Gbagbo-droht-der-gewaltsame-Sturz-/story/24310508)

lunar
26.12.2010, 18:29
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Watch The Accumulation Live As New York Is Buried Under One Foot Of Snow (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/watch-accumulation-live-new-york-burried-under-one-foot-snow)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/26/2010 12:01 -0500

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Even as European retailers are bemoaning their fate, having their entire holiday shopping season destroyed due to inclement weather, shoppers across the US Eastern seaboard, which has so far experienced a mild winter, are about to see just how easy it is to proceed with inventory liquidations when nobody can get to your store. We can only hope that the bulk of sales have already taken place, although more than likely many consumers have left off they real bargain purchases until after Christmas when retailers bring out the hard-core, 80%+ off deals. Will snow be sufficient to keep the marauding masses away from that $199 46 inch LCD? Watch in real time below, as a webcam tracks the hexagonal water crystal accumulation in Midtown NY.



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lunar
26.12.2010, 18:32
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Charting 2010, Part 2: Currency - Printing Money, FX Manipulation And Pricing Unleaded In Bits Of Bacon (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/charting-2010-part-2-currency-printing-money-fx-manipulation-and-pricing-unleaded-inbits-bac)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/26/2010 11:38 -0500

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No summary of 2010, visual or otherwise, would be complete without an extensive overview of what pundits call Monetary Stimulus, quantitative easing or Large Scale Asset Purchases, and the peasantry calls, just as correctly (with a few footnotes), the printing of money. If there are two words that define what we had an absence and an abundance of in the past year, those would be jobs, and money. As some of the key jobs-related charts were presented yesterday, below, once again courtesy of BusinessWeek, are the main charts that among other things demonstrate the various currency manipulation playbooks, the price of gas in bacon and other products, the annotated strength of the dollar through time, and what is actually printed when the Fed does print money.


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Charting 2010, Part 1: The Key Jobs Chart(s) Of 2010 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/charting-2010-part-1-key-jobs-charts-2010)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/25/2010 16:07 -0500


http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/havenstein/Jobs%20foxconn_0_0.jpg After a year of endless propaganda surrounding the imaginary jobs boom, which as we have been pointing out for months, is nothing more than the permanent transfer of full time jobs to part time, perhaps the one chart that captures the full effect of said "recovery" is the comparison of number of employees added by China's sweatshop behemoth FoxConn, which at 300,000 in 2010 was just under one third of all non-farm payrolls added by the entire United States in the same year! In other words, this year one company added nearly one third the total number of jobs as the entire world's greatest economy.


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lunar
26.12.2010, 18:40
...heute war ein :supi Tag :)

lunar
27.12.2010, 10:31
....für ihn allerdings gar kein schöner Tag :( immerhin sass er ja schon etliche Jahre :rolleyes

Umstrittener Prozess

Chodorkowski schuldig gesprochen (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736632,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-164936-panoV9free-lcmg.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736632,00.html)
Hunderte Demonstranten forderten einen Freispruch, doch die Moskauer Richter haben Michail Chodorkowski erneut verurteilt. Der Kreml-Kritiker wurde in einem umstrittenen Verfahren schuldig gesprochen - wegen Geldwäsche und Betrugs. Gleich nach dem Schuldspruch wurde die Presse aus dem Gerichtssaal verwiesen. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736632,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26441) ]

Forum alles drin :rolleyes

lunar
27.12.2010, 10:34
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Wintersturm

Blizzard legt Flughäfen an US-Ostküste lahm (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,736621,00.html)

Eiskalte Stürme peitschen übers Land, die Behörden schlagen Alarm: Heftige Schneefälle haben den Verkehr an der US-Ostküste teilweise lahmgelegt. Die drei New Yorker Flughafen sind geschlossen. Auch auf deutschen Straßen bleibt es glatt. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,736621,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1100852.html) ]




Fotostrecke: Die USA zwischen Schlamm und Schnee (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-63020.html)
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lunar
27.12.2010, 14:46
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Europe Opens With A Mini Flash Crash (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/europe-opens-mini-flash-crash)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/27/2010 04:52 -0500

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No volume, deranged computers, and a rate hike: Europe's mini flash crash refutes the market's "welcoming" of liquidity withdrawal to Goldman's now traditional embarrassment.


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lunar
27.12.2010, 14:50
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Updated Complete Rates Technicals Package (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/updated-complete-rates-technicals-package)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/27/2010 07:33 -0500

While we prepare to present Jim Caron's latest 100+ page report of must read rates/FI data (even if one doesn't agree with it, and after the strategist's deplorable predictive performance in 2009, that is certainly conceivable), we present Morgan Stanley's most recent liquid rates tracker: enough charting goodness to satisfy even the wonkiest government bond fanatics. And with pretty much everyone defecting from stocks, ever more people will be interesting in rates technicals (and fundamentals, as insolvent as they may be) going forward.




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by buzzsaw99
on Mon, 12/27/2010 - 08:25
#831462 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/updated-complete-rates-technicals-package#comment-831462)
Morgan Stanley makes money the old fashioned way, they steal it.
Morgan Stanley, we make money the old fashioned way, we become a bank holding company.
You know it's hopeless when the usa government takes advice from stupid corrupt maggots like these.

lunar
27.12.2010, 15:04
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Umstrittener Prozess

Chodorkowski-Urteil empört Menschenrechtler (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736663,00.html)

Er wurde zum zweiten Mal schuldig gesprochen - nach dem Urteil gegen den Kreml-Kritiker Michail Chodorkowski sind Menschenrechtler entsetzt. Vor dem Gericht in Moskau forderten Hunderte Demonstranten Freiheit für den ehemaligen Oligarchen, rund 20 wurden von der Polizei festgenommen. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736663,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1100879.html) ]

:rolleyes

(http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,736682,00.html)

lunar
27.12.2010, 15:07
....ich bin ein http://imperium.de/animationen/anims3/apple3.gif-Fan :cool;)

Neue Details zu Windows 8 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/digital/computer/Neue-Details-zu-Windows-8/story/10735631)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/0/7/10735631/63/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1293458686 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/digital/computer/Neue-Details-zu-Windows-8/story/10735631) Spielend zum Erfolg? Microsoft soll wieder vermehrt auf Games setzen. Gemäss inoffiziellen Angaben könnte Firmenchef Steve Ballmer den Windows-7-Nachfolger schon im Januar der Öffentlichkeit vorstellen. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/digital/computer/Neue-Details-zu-Windows-8/story/10735631)

Von Reto Knobel (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/reto-knobel/s.html). Aktualisiert um 13:53 Uhr



Windows 8 – genial oder gefährlich? (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/digital/computer/Windows-8--genial-oder-gefaehrlich/story/13847398)
Microsofts riskanteste Wette (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/digital/internet/Microsofts-riskanteste-Wette-/story/22774289)
Mysteriöser Windows-7-Nachfolger (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/digital/computer/Mysterioeser-Windows7Nachfolger/story/30138814)

lunar
27.12.2010, 15:21
Zauberhafte Eislandschaft

Weitere Bilderstrecken





http://www.nzz.ch/images/midwest2jpg_galleryThumbnailPicture_1.8669712.1292323073.jpg



Der Mittlere Westen versinkt im Schnee



Viel Schnee gab es in den letzen Tagen im Mittleren Westen ...



(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/mittlerer_westen_versinkt_im_schnee_1.8669621.html?independent=true)
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Schnee im Nahen Osten



Ungewöhnlich viel Schnee hat es zurzeit im Nahen ...





(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/schnee_im_nahen_osten_1.8672537.html?independent=true)
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Die Welt in Bildern



Eine Bildauswahl der NZZ-Redaktion. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/die_welt_in_bildern_1.965596.html?independent=true)


http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/bildstrecken_des_jahres_2010_1.8904594.html

lunar
27.12.2010, 15:43
DID JON STEWART RESCUE THE 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS BILL? (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/27/business/media/27stewart.html?src=twt&twt=nytimes)

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/231688/thumbs/r-JON-STEWART-huge.jpg (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/27/business/media/27stewart.html?src=twt&twt=nytimes)

Flashback: The Daily Show Devotes Entire Episode To Sept. 11 Legislation (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/17/stewart-911-responders-bill_n_798114.html)


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/27/in-daily-show-role-on-911_n_801429.html
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| Michael Bloomberg (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/mayor-bloomberg)
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eagle17765 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/eagle17765?action=comments) 0 minute ago (9:40 AM)
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The real headline question should be:
"Did Jon Stewart do in one half hour, for the 911 First Responders Bill, what the Media SHOULD have been doing for over 5 years?"

edva (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/edva?action=comments) 0 minute ago (9:39 AM)
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hmmm, when the comedians are more respected and effective than the elected "leaders" of a country, there is something seriously wrong with the elected "leaders".

374662 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/374662?action=comments) 2 minutes ago (9:37 AM)
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I've long said Stewart is carrying on the work of Edward R. Murrow where traditiona*l journalist*s have failed. In this case, however, it should not have been necessary. No decent human being with a heart should have stood in the way of the 9/11 first responder bill. Hopefully those who blocked it will be held accountabl*e when they run for re-electio*n. The first question those politician*s are asked in interviews and debates should ALWAYS be "why were you against the bill?"

lunar
27.12.2010, 16:40
Atlantic City
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2010/dec/27/usa#/?picture=370080866&index=3

lunar
27.12.2010, 17:37
Urteil gegen Chodorkowski

Abrechnung mit Staatsfeind Nummer 1 (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,736725,00.html)

...Sieben Jahre in Haft haben ihn nicht gebrochen. :supi Wahrscheinlich ist das der Grund, warum er auch die kommenden Jahre hinter Gittern verbringen muss.

......da kann man nur hoffen, dass dem nicht nachgeholfen wird :rolleyes:(

lunar
27.12.2010, 17:47
....und hier noch eine etwas "kühlere" Beurteilung :rolleyes

«Chodorkowski geniesst keine Sympathien» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Chodorkowski-geniesst-keine-Sympathien/story/21076015)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/1/0/21076015/84/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1293467811 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Chodorkowski-geniesst-keine-Sympathien/story/21076015) Politik-Experte Erich Gysling sagt im Interview mit Tagesanzeiger.ch/Newsnetz, warum das Urteil gegen den Ölunternehmer das Volk auf der Strasse kalt lässt – und warum der Westen Putin gewähren lässt. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Chodorkowski-geniesst-keine-Sympathien/story/21076015)

Interview: Vincenzo Capodici (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/vincenzo-capodici/s.html). Aktualisiert um 16:19 Uhr 7 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Chodorkowski-geniesst-keine-Sympathien/story/21076015#kommentar)

lunar
27.12.2010, 19:09
Montag, 27. Dezember 2010

Die Themen heute (http://www.arte.tv/de/3614180.html)

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weiteres:
(http://www.arte.tv/de/3614180.html)


Macht vor Recht (http://www.arte.tv/de/3614180.html)
Blockade in der Elfenbeinküste (http://www.arte.tv/de/3614180.html)
Gewaltwelle gegen Christen (http://www.arte.tv/de/3614180.html)
Fachmann für Hässlichkeit (http://www.arte.tv/de/3614180.html)
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ist tot (http://www.arte.tv/de/3614180.html)
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lunar
27.12.2010, 19:58
Der neue Trend: Esst weniger Fleisch! (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/leben/gesellschaft/Der-neue-Trend-Esst-weniger-Fleisch/story/15756327)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/5/7/15756327/10/teaserbreit.jpg?1293475023 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/leben/gesellschaft/Der-neue-Trend-Esst-weniger-Fleisch/story/15756327) Vegetarismus ist wieder in: Das Buch «Das Omnivoren-Dilemma» hat in den USA die Essgewohnheiten unzähliger Menschen verändert. Nun erscheint es erstmals auf Deutsch und hat Tagesanzeiger.ch/Newsnetz-Autor Philipp Löpfe begeistert. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/leben/gesellschaft/Der-neue-Trend-Esst-weniger-Fleisch/story/15756327)

Von Philipp Löpfe (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/philipp-loepfe/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 52 Minuten 2 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/leben/gesellschaft/Der-neue-Trend-Esst-weniger-Fleisch/story/15756327#kommentar)



Das sind Zürichs beste Vegi-Restaurants (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/z%C3%BCritipp/listen/Das-sind-Zuerichs-beste-VegiRestaurants/story/31056515)
Er macht aus Gemüse Genuss (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/z%C3%BCritipp/gastro/Er-macht-aus-Gemuese-Genuss/story/13333047)
Vegetarisches nach Zürcher Art lässt Londoner kalt (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zeitungen/Vegetarisches-nach-Zuercher-Art-laesst-Londoner-kalt/story/11658003)

lunar
27.12.2010, 21:19
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Reader Threatens To Sue Fed After Losses Incurred By Going Long Inverse Leveraged ETFs (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/reader-threatens-sue-fed-after-losses-incurred-going-long-inverse-leveraged-etfs)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/27/2010 14:22 -0500

Remember when double and even triple inverse leveraged ETFs were all the rage? That all occurred in the brief period of time before it became clear that Bernanke would first take down the global financial system before he let Citi get back to $1/share again. Apparently one reader recalls it all too well: "In 2008 at the bottom of the market I sold positions I owned in physical gold and banks stocks such as Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C) and also non financial companies such as Ford (F). I used these proceeds to purchased inverse ETF’s such as NYSE: FAZ (Direxion Financial 3x Short) and NYSE:SRS (Proshares Real Estate 2x Short). Since making these purchases, these ETF’s have suffered significant drops in value as reflected in their price. In fact NYSE: FAZ has plummeted from $1100 per share to $11 per share and SRS has reduced in price from $1000 per share to $19.50 per share. It is now apparent that the Fed spent trillions of dollars to raise the price of bank stocks and to inversely suppress the price of these inverse ETFs." Yet is this nothing but a case of fippers' remorse? Is there legal precedent for an actual claim? Was the Fed in breach of duty "by allowing investors to make investments into funds such as FAZ and SRS and other inverse ETF’s, while the Fed was performing transactions that the Fed knew or should have known would severely harm the investors in these publicly traded fund." Will Bernanke cave and make whole everyone who dared to put money into the market, even if it meant betting on a broad market decline? After all the whole purposes of the latest propaganda campaign is to get people to put money in the market with no fear of loss whatsoever: whether one is bullish or bearish (and as the lack of participation shows, most are certainly still bearish). Which is where it gets interesting: "Therefore, I appeal to your office to make due and just compensation in treble damages amounting to $__ million dollars for a full and good faith settlement of this matter. If this is agreeable, I am prepared to enter into a confidential good faith settlement." In our ridiculous bizarro world, in which nothing makes sense following each recurring Fed intervention, perhaps the Fed making whole those who lose money regardless of their bias, is just what is needed to break the 33 weeks of outflows...



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"Therefore, I appeal to your office to make due and just compensation in treble damages amounting to $__ million dollars
Bernanke says: "Bwahahahahah! It's so cute when the sheep think I care! LOL! Like a give a damn about dude's "treble damages."
"That is what you get for betting against America, son! It's all about transferring the wealth from the sheep to its rightful owners: the Elites. Bwhahahahahah!"

Hoka
28.12.2010, 03:40
kmInQgSzukI

lunar
28.12.2010, 10:26
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With 15 Minutes Of Fame Rapidly Approaching Their End, Assange Nets $1.5 Million Book Deal (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/15-minutes-fame-rapidly-approaching-their-end-assange-gets-15-million-book-deal)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/27/2010 16:51 -0500

With Julian Assange's 15 minutes of fame threatening to cut into royalty revenues, the Wikileaks founder has, for better or worse, decided to monetize on his recent fame. The FT reports that "Julian Assange has signed book deals worth more than £1m in the US and UK, to allow the WikiLeaks founder to cover his legal fees and maintain the whistleblowing site." Specifically, "he has agreed an $800,000 (£520,000) contract with Knopf, a US imprint of Random House, the Bertelsmann-owned publisher, and another £325,000 deal for the UK with Canongate, an independent publishing house based in Edinburgh." And since the publication of these books will likely be predicated upon the continued 'backstopped' existence of the Australian, it is probably quite safe to assume that neither his "insurance" torrent, nor his presumably imminent data dump on one or more US banks will have a bite anywhere commensurate with the much advertised bark.



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on Mon, 12/27/2010 - 21:48
#832670 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/15-minutes-fame-rapidly-approaching-their-end-assange-gets-15-million-book-deal#comment-832670)
I am surprized nobody has mentioned anything about who is publishing the book!!!
Random House is totally controlled by the banking/oil cartel. (Rockefeller/Morgan) Why would the same people who control 'a bank' want to publish (make money for) a person who they first cut off from funds (at least publicly) and who could potentially damage their business??
I am surprized they didn't just be completely obvious and use Crown Books (est. 1933 <--think) btw, Crown is a division of Random House.
This seems to be the same old tactic. Blind you by the light of the man so you don't see the story. The real story about Wikileaks (if you buy any of it) is not Assange but the so called truth he reveals. But he is placed on such a pedistal that the story is forgotten... anyone see the tactic!!!Please wake up to the fact we will be better of if nobody mentions him or his stupid website ever again.

.....ob dann noch der angekündigte Schlag gegen die Banken kommt - oder hat er einfach doch zu viel versprochen :confused:rolleyes:(

lunar
28.12.2010, 10:38
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Greed And Fear's Chris Wood On The Timing Of The Euro Endgame (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/greed-and-fears-chris-wood-timing-euro-endgame)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/27/2010 18:02 -0500

With Frau Merkel continuing to talk tough about the need for fiscal discipline, and rejecting euro bonds, it appears that there will have to be more market turmoil before the inevitable decisions are taken. GREED & fear says inevitable because it still seems likely that the end game will involve some form of German acceptance of collective fiscal responsibility and debt restructuring. This is partly because the German establishment is so committed to the euro and partly because of the practical fact that German banks have such big exposure to the debt of the European periphery countries. The past week have seen further signals that the above will be the end game.


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.....ich meine die Amis zeigen zu oft mit dem Finger auf andere - es gäbe doch wirklich genug das eigene Haus etwas zu ordnen und vielleicht mal bei GS & Co. nicht zuzulassen einfach ganzen Staaten zu falschen Zahlen zu verhelfen um dann zu profitieren :rolleyes:mad

lunar
28.12.2010, 10:42
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-165134-thumb-csor.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,736767,00.html) Blizzard an der US-Ostküste

"Ein Sturm für die Geschichtsbücher" (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,736767,00.html)

So sieht wahres Winterchaos aus - die Ostküste der USA ächzt unter den Folgen eines Blizzards und den stärksten Dezember-Schneefällen seit Jahrzehnten. Erste Flugzeuge fliegen wieder, doch normaler Alltag ist vielerorts unmöglich. In mehreren Bundesstaaten rücken Reservisten der Nationalgarde aus. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,736767,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1100852.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26489) ]




Fotostrecke: US-Ostküste ächzt unter Schneesturm (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-63049.html)
Winterkälte: Mehr als hundert Menschen in Polen erfroren (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,736682,00.html)
:rolleyes (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/kino/0,1518,735688,00.html)

lunar
28.12.2010, 10:54
Ansturm auf Brillengeschäfte (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Ansturm-auf-Brillengeschaefte/story/15221001)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/5/2/15221001/5/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1293529488 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Ansturm-auf-Brillengeschaefte/story/15221001) 2011 fallen Brillen und Kontaktlinsen aus der Grundversicherung. :gomad Viele Brillenträger nutzten die letzte Gelegenheit und kauften sich vor Jahresende eine Sehhilfe. Ein Bericht aus Bern. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Ansturm-auf-Brillengeschaefte/story/15221001)

Von Christian Zeier. Aktualisiert vor 31 Minuten

...man darf weder krank werden noch sonst irgendein Gebresten haben :rolleyes nur der Pharma noch mehr Geld in den Hintern schieben :bad

lunar
28.12.2010, 11:11
Politik: 28. Dezember 2010, 10:37

Zitronen, Pferde und mehr Fernsehwerbung (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/schweiz/2011_aenderungen_schweiz_erlasse_verordnungen_1.8917051.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/zitrone_zitronenbaum_zitrusfrucht_small_1.8917319.1293529341.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/schweiz/2011_aenderungen_schweiz_erlasse_verordnungen_1.8917051.html) Exotische und profanere neue Regeln für 2011

Mehr Geld in die Mehrwertsteuer und für die Arbeitslosenversicherung, Mindestlöhne für Hausangestellte und mehr Fernsehwerbung. Das kommende Jahr bringt einige Änderungen aufgrund von politischen Entscheiden und geänderten Verordnungen. Einiges wirkt sich auch auf das Portemonnaie aus. ..
(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/schweiz/2011_aenderungen_schweiz_erlasse_verordnungen_1.8917051.html)
....In die Arbeitslosenversicherung fliesst ebenfalls etwas mehr Geld: Arbeitgeber und Arbeitnehmer müssen höhere Beiträge entrichten, die Abzüge steigen im neuen Jahr von 2 auf 2,2 Prozent. Arbeitslose müssen ihrerseits ab April Kürzungen hinnehmen......:dumm

lunar
28.12.2010, 11:23
PHOTOS: The Best Of Snowmageddon (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/27/snow-storm-2010-pictures-_n_801732.html)

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Snow Storm Live Blog: Airports Reopening .. Time-Lapse Videos (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/26/snow-storm-travel-problems-live-updates_n_801335.html)




Matt Sledge: The Delta Air Lines Adaptation of Waiting for Godot (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-sledge/the-delta-airlines-adapta_b_801782.html)


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lunar
28.12.2010, 11:28
SNB-Interventionen nutzlos: Schweizer Franken nicht zu stoppen (http://www.wirtschaftsfacts.de/?p=10748)

Dezember 28, 2010


Die Schweizerische Zentralbank (SNB), die vor kurzem eine Interventionsperiode von 15 Monaten an den internationalen Devisenmärkten beendete, könnte sich in der Tat als machtlos erweisen, um den Schweizer Franken davon abzuhalten, im kommenden Jahr seine Rekordrallye fortzusetzen. Laut Zentralbankpräsident Hildebrand erweise sich die starke Währung des Landes zunehmend als Belastungsfaktor für die heimische Wirtschaft, denn der Exportsektor leide stark unter dem anhaltenden Aufwertungsdruck der Schweizerischen Währung.
Weiterlesen» (http://www.wirtschaftsfacts.de/?p=10748#more-10748):rolleyes

lunar
28.12.2010, 13:41
Demeter http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/mesg_journal.gif (http://journals.democraticunderground.com/Demeter) http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/mesg.gif (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=send_mesg&u_id=131994) http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/profile_small.gif (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=user_profiles&u_id=131994) http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/mesg_add_buddy.gif (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=add_buddy&u_id=131994) http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/mesg_add_ignore.gif (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=ignore_member&iid=131994&level=three) Tue Dec-28-10 07:07 AM
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8. America in Decline: Why Germans Think We're Insane http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/transparent.gif http://www.alternet.org/story/149324/america_in_decline... (http://www.alternet.org/story/149324/america_in_decline%3A_why_germans_think_we%27re_insane?page=entire)

...The European Union has a larger economy and more people than America does. Though it spends less -- right around 9 percent of GNP on medical, whereas we in the U.S. spend close to between 15 to 16 percent of GNP on medical -- the EU pretty much insures 100 percent of its population.

The U.S. has 59 million people medically uninsured; 132 million without dental insurance; 60 million without paid sick leave; 40 million on food stamps. Everybody in the European Union has cradle-to-grave access to universal medical and a dental plan by law. The law also requires paid sick leave; paid annual leave; paid maternity leave. When you realize all of that, it becomes easy to understand why many Europeans think America has gone insane...Some social scientists think that making sure large-scale crime or fascism never takes root in Europe again requires a taxpayer investment in a strong social safety net. Can we learn from Europe? Isn't it better to invest in a social safety net than in a large criminal justice system? (In America over 2 million people are incarcerated.)

Unlike here, in Germany jobless benefits never run out. Not only that -- as part of their social safety net, all job seekers continue to be medically insured, as are their families.

In the German jobless benefit system, when "jobless benefit 1" runs out, "jobless benefit 2," also known as HartzIV, kicks in. That one never gets cut off. The jobless also have contributions made for their pensions. They receive other types of insurance coverage from the state. As you can imagine, the estimated 2 million unemployed Americans who almost had no benefits this Christmas seems a particular horror show to Europeans, made worse by the fact that the U.S. government does not provide any medical insurance to American unemployment recipients. Europeans routinely recoil at that in disbelief and disgust.

lunar
28.12.2010, 14:10
THE BIG 5-0 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/27/uninsured-americans-50-million_n_801695.html)
Number Of Americans Lacking Medical Coverage Now Exceeds Population Of Spain (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/27/uninsured-americans-50-million_n_801695.html)
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For those who feel it is okay to have millions of Americans without health insurance and therefore without health care in this nation, I'd like to remind you of the fact that no man is an island. It is in the best interest of all of us that every one of us have access to affordable health care. Imagine an epidemic, one so severe that its communicab*le ability made it nearly impossible to control. Then imagine all the people without health insurance, and just enough money to prevent them from getting medicaid, but not enough to allow them to afford coverage, imagine those people while juggling the books to be able to stay in their home, feed and clothe themselves and their families, making the dreaded decision to, because of a lack of funds, skip a trip to the doctor. This person should be the neighbor of everyone of you who believe health care should be a luxury or an entitlemen*t for those who can afford it. A disaster could occur as easily as that, and it could occur in your neighborho*od, and no matter how much health insurance and how much money you have, your selfishnes*s would become your own undoing, maybe that is what we need to have happen before some of you see the importance of caring for everyone, not just those with money.

lunar
28.12.2010, 15:44
http://moneycab.presscab.com/de/thumbnails/90530.gif (http://moneycab.presscab.com/de/templates/?a=90530&z=2) Artur P. Schmidt: Die helvetische Schuldenbombe (http://moneycab.presscab.com/de/templates/?a=90530&z=2)

«In Zeiten der Krise suchen die Menschen nach Sicherheit. Doch ist die Schweiz mit einer der höchsten Hypothekenquoten der Welt wirklich ein sicherer Hafen? Darf man der SNB, die genau wie die US-Notenbank Fed und die EZB eine Privatbank ist und als Schuldenjunkie agiert, vertrauen?»

:rolleyes:confused:nw .....vielleicht hat er ja Recht :(

lunar
28.12.2010, 16:51
28 December 2010

A New Lawsuit Against JPM and HSBC for Silver Manipulation With An Interesting ETF Twist (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-lawsuit-against-jpm-and-hsbc-for.html)

This lawsuit specifically cites JPM and HSBC as custodians of the largest silver ETFs SLV and SIVR, and how they used that market positioning to manipulate their positions as custodians to manipulate the silver price to their benefit.

The goal of this lawsuit is to move to the discovery process, and to attach itself to the ongoing CFTC and DOJ investigations into the silver market.

It is always worrisome when the 'house' sits down at the same table as the players and bets against them. It ought to never be permitted except in the course of making a market in limited circumstances, because as the lawsuit also illustrates, the opportunity for private collusion is beyond the scope of the regulators, especially given the ability for the house to deal in dark pools.

And of course the root of the problem is that the Wall Street banks, which had been engaged in massive frauds in subprime debt instruments, were never reformed, and in fact became even larger and more hungry because of the actions of their cronies in the government.

Paul Volcker's vision of a return to 'narrow banking' may very well prove to have been wisdom as compared to the current nightmare still unfolding.Plaintiffs vs. JPM and HSBC (http://www.gata.org/files/SilverManipulationLawsuit-NIllinois-12-07-2010.pdf)

8. In this case, the vast majority of trading on CME/COMEX and NYSEArca was electronic. While electronic trading was intended to allow for greater efficiency and “freer” markets, it has actually provided greater opportunities to restrain trade in the markets and manipulate prices. Rather than being visible in an “open outcry” pit and subject to the scrutiny of fellow market participants, the vast majority of trading is electronic, involving traders who sit at computer-trading terminals and place orders anonymously. Thus, unlike where pit or open-outcry trading is the dominant form of placing offers and bids, nothing prevents potential manipulators in this market from signaling or outright communicating with each other to drive the market in any direction they deem fit, or from posting sham orders that are intended to drive prices in an artificial way. In other words, because of electronic trading, market participants are generally unable to police one another. Thus, defendants JP Morgan and HSBC, had an opportunity to communicate and signal to each other their market moves (i.e., conspire and
manipulate) without detection by other market participants.

11. Before the Class Period began, JPMorgan had become the custodian and an authorized participant of the largest known concentration of silver bars, the iShares Silver ETF, which holds in excess of 340 million troy ounces of silver, a sum that equals an estimated 1/3 of the total present global supply of silver bullion. As a result, it had actual knowledge of the precise whereabouts of much of the world’s known silver bar supply.

12. In approximately March 2008, JP Morgan acquired Bear Stearns, which held a very large short position in silver. With more of the total short position in silver concentrated in the hands of JP Morgan, it had a further motive to suppress prices.

13. Upon information and belief, JP Morgan works together with HSBC, the other dominant player in the silver and precious metals markets. In July 2009, HSBC became the custodian of the SIVR ETF, which meant that it had physical access to and knowledge of the silver held by that trust. Notably, it named JP Morgan as one of the sub-custodians of the SIVR ETF.

14. As a result of their participation in the silver ETFs, JP Morgan and HSBC had a direct opportunity to confer and discuss with each other the prices of silver held by each of them.

15. In addition, Defendants had a strong incentive to suppress downward the price silver as measured by the NYSE-Arca and CME/COMEX instruments. For example, Defendants could pledge their silver to the ETFs in exchange for ETF shares, sell their shares to other market participants, drive down the prices of silver through trades on NYSE-Arca and CME/COMEX, buy back their ETF shares from investors at lower prices, and return their (now lower priced) silver ETF shares in exchange for the silver bars initially pledged against those shares, the real value of which remained the same, and only notionally appears lower because of Defendants’ suppression.There are other ETFs which have similar setups and opportunities for market manipulation by the 'custodians' and insiders. There are a few that on the surface appear to be so stacked against the buyer as to approach the level of fraud. Professional traders snigger that those who are not specifically informed enough to find this out for themselves deserve to be 'taken.' I wonder how these smart fellows would feel if the medical profession in which they and their children are customers was managed in the same way. A bull market in infant mortality and thalidomide babies?

This is not some efficient free market but a kind of hell in which no one or nothing can be trusted, a society that dissolves into mere anarchy and madness.

But in fact the common protection of the many against the more powerful, the average person against the insider, with the creation and maintenance of a public infrastructure, are the primary functions of popular government. And if you look to the governments of the developed nations against this benchmark, too many recently appear to be miserable failures.

The source of this failure and its remedy is a familiar tale to those well read in history, and is the great story of the beginning of this century.
"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law.

But when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society — the farmers, mechanics, and laborers — who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses."

Andrew Jackson The problem is not that government is inherently bad. The triumph of evil is always when good men and women do nothing, or even worse, allow themselves to be co-opted by their selfish interests into a system of injustice. No one can control the madness, the will to power, the insatiable hunger to possess. In the end it will always come for them and what they hold most dear, and consume it.

Posted by Jesse at 10:22 AM :verbeug
(http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-lawsuit-against-jpm-and-hsbc-for.html)

lunar
28.12.2010, 17:23
Bundesratskollegen (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Micheline-CalmyRey-kritisiert-ihre-Bundesratskollegen/story/26527619) USA behinderten die Ermittlungen im Fall des in Dubai getöteten Hamas-Führers (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/USA-behinderten-die-Ermittlungen-im-Fall-des-in-Dubai-getoeteten-HamasFuehrers/story/29577693)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/9/5/29577693/17/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1293553023 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/USA-behinderten-die-Ermittlungen-im-Fall-des-in-Dubai-getoeteten-HamasFuehrers/story/29577693) Im Laufe der Ermittlungen zum Tod eines Hamas-Führers hatte Dubai die USA um Kreditkarten-Details gebeten, das zeigt eine Wikileaks-Depesche. Die Aussage der USA, sie seien nie angefragt worden, ist also eine Lüge. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/USA-behinderten-die-Ermittlungen-im-Fall-des-in-Dubai-getoeteten-HamasFuehrers/story/29577693)

:gomad (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/USA-behinderten-die-Ermittlungen-im-Fall-des-in-Dubai-getoeteten-HamasFuehrers/story/29577693)

......US-Botschafter erhielt ein «formelles Gesuch»

In der Depesche vom 24. Februar 2010 mit dem Titel «Die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate bitten in den Ermittlungen im Mordfall Mahmoud al-Mabhouh um die Hilfe der US Regierung» schreibt die US-Botschaft in Abu Dhabi: Der Botschafter habe vom Aussenminister ein «formelles Gesuch» erhalten, Details von Kreditkarten zu übermitteln, die «eine US-Bank mehreren Verdächtigen» im Mordfall al-Mabhouh «ausgestellt» habe.

Der Botschafter «übermittelt die Anfrage und Details dem FBI-Hauptquartier», steht weiter in der Depesche. Der Botschafter bat um eine «rasche Erledigung» und um «Antwort an die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate» (Zur Wikileaks-Depesche (http://cablesearch.org/cable/view.php?id=10ABUDHABI103&hl=mabhouh)).

Obama-Administration hat Israel geholfen

Die Kreditkarten, von welchen die Polizei in Dubai Kenntnis hatte, standen in Zusammenhang mit den Verdächtigen, die al-Mabhouh getötet haben sollen. Indem die USA der Anfrage nicht nachgingen, sondern sogar abstritten, sie erhalten zu haben, «hat die Obama-Administration die Ermittlungsanstrengungen von Dubai behindert und stattdessen Israel geholfen», schreibt Haaretz.com. Von Monica Fahmy (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/monica-fahmy/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 14 Minuten

....Regierungen lügen, betrügen - aber wehe dem der das ans Tageslicht bringt :bad

lunar
28.12.2010, 17:33
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-157376-thumb-fvdt.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,736662,00.html) Wissenschaftswunder 2010

Aliens auf Erden, Volkszähler in der Tiefsee (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,736662,00.html)

Künstliche Bakterien, Aliens im Arsensee, eingesperrte Antimaterie: 2010 hat spektakuläre Entdeckungen gebracht. SPIEGEL ONLINE präsentiert die größten wissenschaftlichen Durchbrüche des Jahres, die das Leben der Menschen und ihren Blick auf die Welt fundamental verändern könnten. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,736662,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26518) ]

lunar
28.12.2010, 20:05
Chinesen investieren Milliarden in Brasiliens Rohstoffgeschäft (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Chinesen-investieren-Milliarden-in-Brasiliens-Rohstoffgeschaeft/story/29273604)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/9/2/29273604/3/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1293562913 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Chinesen-investieren-Milliarden-in-Brasiliens-Rohstoffgeschaeft/story/29273604) Das chinesische Mineralölunternehmen Sinopec steigt mit einer Milliardensumme ins brasilianische Energiegeschäft ein. Mit dem Konzern Repsol wurde ein lukratives Geschäft abgeschlossen. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Chinesen-investieren-Milliarden-in-Brasiliens-Rohstoffgeschaeft/story/29273604)


Aktualisiert vor 35 Minuten


Repsol und Sinopec schmieden Milliarden-Deal in Brasilien (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/Repsol-und-Sinopec-schmieden-MilliardenDeal-in-Brasilien/story/21170772)
Die Rückkehr der Konkubine (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/asien-und-ozeanien/Die-Rueckkehr-der-Konkubine/story/29740633)
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China all over :rolleyes

lunar
28.12.2010, 20:07
Panorama: 28. Dezember 2010, 16:35

Die Weltbevölkerung nähert sich der 7-Milliarden-Grenze (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/zahlen_weltbevoelkerung_schaetzung_1.8921910.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/nairobi_afrikaner_schlange_waehler_2007_small_1.8922239.1293550448.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/zahlen_weltbevoelkerung_schaetzung_1.8921910.html) Afrika wächst gemäss einer deutschen Stiftung am schnellsten

Schon im nächsten Jahr dürften auf der Welt über 7 Milliarden Menschen leben. Laut Schätzungen der Deutschen Stiftung Weltbevölkerung kamen im zu Ende gehenden Jahr 80 Millionen Menschen dazu. Am schnellsten wächst die Bevölkerung auf dem afrikanischen Kontinent. ...

:rolleyes


(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/zahlen_weltbevoelkerung_schaetzung_1.8921910.html)

lunar
28.12.2010, 20:14
Spain (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/28/cannabis-clubs-spanish-drug-laws)

Cannabis clubs (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/28/cannabis-clubs-spanish-drug-laws)

Clubs exploit law allowing consumption in private (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/28/cannabis-clubs-spanish-drug-laws)

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....Zamora stressed that the club's suppliers did not belong to the drugs underworld: "We don't go to the black market to buy. We know farmers who cultivate cannabis and can provide us."The club also campaigns on laws. "Prohibition does not work. Cannabis has been consumed for centuries and will continue to be … for centuries. Prohibition creates an illegal market and all that brings with it. It's better to educate people than spend money on prohibition that fails." :supi

lunar
29.12.2010, 09:11
BIG FAILS: 2010 Worst Year For Banks Since 1992 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/28/AR2010122803649.html?hpid=topnews)

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Don't worry America. Your deposits are safe. You will never lose your savings. Mr. Obama and Mr. Bernanke will never allow it to happen. No matter how much the bank loses, Mr. Bernanke will always be willing to loan them enough to tide them over. Rest easy.

lunar
29.12.2010, 09:19
LONGING FOR BUSH (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/28/karzai-golden-age-bush-years_n_801712.html)
Afghan President Nostalgic For 'Golden Age' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/28/karzai-golden-age-bush-years_n_801712.html)
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Well ... whata ya know Bush HAS found a country that remembers him fondly!!!!
Golden years????.*.. ROFLOL ... when the US treasury was their piggy bank!
Utterly freakly amazing!!
Hey ... is that where they showered Bush with shoes?????*?

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I have to totally concur with the author's last paragraph. I will argue that Karzai was always looked at by Bush through Kaleidosco*pe Eyes, and we never really know anything about Karzai until Wiki leaks. The same tragedy applied when it came to going into Iraq and being misled about WMD. We were blinded, scared, and misled about both situations by the Bush administra*tion. Unfortunat*ely, living in hindsight is way too easy. The lesson that we need to take away is how not to repeat these tragic situations*. Will we or will we not learn?



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lunar
29.12.2010, 09:27
Willkommen im Zeitalter der Dauererregung (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/buecher/Willkommen-im-Zeitalter-der-Dauererregung/story/23479835)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/3/4/23479835/44/teaserbreit.jpg?1293610217 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/buecher/Willkommen-im-Zeitalter-der-Dauererregung/story/23479835) 2010 war das Jahr des Bürgerprotests. Der Politologe Oliver Marchart erklärt, was es mit den «Wutbürgern» auf sich hat und warum die Politik aus der Finanzkrise nichts gelernt hat. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/buecher/Willkommen-im-Zeitalter-der-Dauererregung/story/23479835)

....Also war die Finanzkrise nicht mehr als eine kleine Turbulenz im kapitalistischen System?
Klassisch marxistisch würde man sagen, dass die Stabilität des Kapitalismus gerade in seiner Instabilität liegt, dass er die Krisen, die er produziert, produktiv wendet und als neuen Anlass nimmt für die weitere Kolonisierung der Lebenswelt. Genau das passiert jetzt: Die Krise wird zum Anlass genommen, um das neoliberale Projekt auszuweiten. Zunächst haben alle gesagt, das ist die Rückkehr des Keynesianismus, aber das war nur die erste Phase. In der zweiten Phase setzt sich der Neoliberalismus stärker durch, weil für die Finanzierung des Ganzen nun der Wohlfahrtsstaat zerschlagen wird. Zu beobachten ist zudem, wie die Universitätssysteme europaweit teilweise in den Ruin getrieben werden. In England haben die gesamte Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften mit einem Schlag die Fördermittel verloren. Gefördert wird nur noch das, was von unmittelbarer ökonomischer Relevanz zu sein scheint. Alles, was aus der Perspektive des politischen Personals nicht unmittelbar in Wert gesetzt werden kann, wird abgeschafft...... (....ist das nicht erbärmlich :bad und der Anfang vom Untergang...:gomad) Interview: Michèle Binswanger (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/michele-binswanger/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 49 Minuten



Vom Weltbürger zum Wutbürger ("]Proteste in Europa[/url]


[url="http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/leben/gesellschaft/Vom-Weltbuerger-zum-Wutbuerger-/story/15449042)
Die Einseitigkeit des Wutbürgers (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Die-Einseitigkeit-des-Wutbuergers/story/11821464)

lunar
29.12.2010, 09:35
Wirtschaft: 29. Dezember 2010, 08:52

BP erkauft sich den Verzicht auf Klagen (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/bp_oel_plattform_1.8927519.html)

Öl-Unternehmen leistet erste Einmalzahlungen an Geschädigte der Ölkatastrophe

http://www.nzz.ch/images/oelkatastrophe_brand_bp_golf_mexiko_2010_lead_1.8927723.1293608995.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/bp_oel_plattform_1.8927519.html) Der Erdölkonzern BP hat Anwohnern und Firmen im Golf von Mexiko insgesamt 43 Millionen Franken bezahlt. Im Gegenzug verzichten die Entschädigten auf Klagen wegen der Ölkatastrophe. Politiker und Anwälte kritisieren das Vorgehen. ...
(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/bp_oel_plattform_1.8927519.html)


BP: Wieder Gewinn (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/bp_wieder_in_der_gewinnzone_1.8248209.html)
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...man kann sich also wirklich alles mit Papier erkaufen :oo:gomad

lunar
29.12.2010, 10:56
ONe MoDeST NeW YeaR PReDiCTioN

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Submitted by williambanzai7 (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/williambanzai7) on 12/28/2010 12:33 -0500...


So here's my modest prediction, come 2011, the desperate power elite will go full tilt into trying to stir retail investors into an equity driven speculative frenzy. We will hear 24/7 about all the fabulous missed paper opportunities and the stupidity of precious metals. Sitting on the sidelines will be painted tantamount to unpatriotic behavior. We will hear it from the PhDs, the politicians, the talking heads, the CBimboCs, the Bankstas, the brokers and the asset pimps talking up their book. Good luck!

The clock is ticking and the Keynesian Fool knows it...

WB7

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http://www.zerohedge.com/article/one-modest-new-year-prediction

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://showthread.php3?p=1360114#post1360114)
:thanx das muss ich natürlich auch hier haben :oo:D

lunar
29.12.2010, 11:05
Video of Bernanke and Geithner Trying to Get the Economy Unstuck (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/video-bernanke-and-geithner-trying-get-economy-unstuck)

Posted by: George Washington
Post date: 12/28/2010 - 16:27

kt_r-jO3lKE&feature

Bernanke and Geithner are driving the tow truck. The bulldozer which the tow truck is so persistently trying to yank free is Wall Street, and the white SUV being repeatedly rammed without any concern whatsoever is the little guy on Main Street.

Any questions?

:dumm

lunar
29.12.2010, 11:53
Louise Yamana - sie ist einfach :supi
Video ist vom 5. Oktober

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/10/05/VI2010100503723.html

lunar
29.12.2010, 15:30
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The Year In Photos (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/year-photos)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/29/2010 08:38 -0500
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lunar
29.12.2010, 16:27
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BlackRock Seeks To Become The Same Monopolistic Trade Internalizer For Stocks, As Goldman Is For Derivatives (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/blackrock-seeks-become-same-monopolistic-trade-internalizer-stocks-goldman-derivatives)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/29/2010 09:51 -0500

In what is the latest death knell for the traditional Wall Street non-monopolistic sell-side business, last night we read in the FT, with little surprise, that ETF behemoth (following its purchase of Barclays Global) and arguably the world's largest asset manager, bigger even that Pimco, Blackrock is launching an internal trading platform which will compete with the traditional wall street institutional sales and trading model. In essence, courtesy of its massive internal stock inventory, BlackRock will be able to internalize buyer and seller order flow, allowing for much cheaper transaction costs, and create an open "dark pool" to paying customers, which will soon become the go to marketplace for all. And thanks to the cheap transactions costs, BlackRock will be able to pull even more order flow from traditional trading venues, creating an economy of scale borne out of its increasingly greater monopoly status in stocks. In essence, Wall Street is about to see yet another monopoly power stretch its wings and become the go-to flow trader for equities. And this should work quite well: after all it is none other than Goldman who already cornered the derivatives and fixed income markets, courtesy of the first monopolistic land grab, which just so happens, involved the insolvency of Bear and Lehman.


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....bald weiss man gar nicht mehr woher/wer die Kurse kommen/festlegt :rolleyes

lunar
29.12.2010, 16:28
..und hier die BlackRock-Story:

Cover Story December 9, 2010, 5:00PM EST text size: T (http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_51/b4208060601694.htm#)T (http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_51/b4208060601694.htm#)
The Colossus of Wall Street

Bestride the bond and equity markets, counseling the Treasury and the Fed, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is the most influential man you've never heard of

http://images.businessweek.com/mz/10/51/600/1051_mz_60fink.jpg The brain trust: Kapito, Wagner, and Fink Christopher Anderson

By Sheelah Kolhatkar (http://www.businessweek.com/bios/Sheelah_Kolhatkar.htm) and Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam (http://www.businessweek.com/bios/Sree_Vidya_Bhaktavatsalam.htm)

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As chairman and chief executive officer of BlackRock (BLK (http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?symbol=BLK)), Larry Fink controls more money than Germany has GDP. BlackRock is the world's biggest asset management firm, a $3.45 trillion powerhouse that's the largest counterparty on Wall Street, on track to pay investment banks $1 billion in fees this year. It manages $1.4 trillion for state pension funds in New York, New Jersey, and California, among others, invests $240 billion for central banks and sovereign wealth funds such as the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and in the U.S. stock and bond markets, it's responsible for a massive amount of trading volume each day. BlackRock serves as the U.S. Treasury Dept.'s go-to source for private sector financial expertise and managed at least $150 billion in toxic assets on behalf of U.S. taxpayers after the 2008 bailouts of American International Group (AIG (http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?symbol=AIG)) and Bear Stearns. While running the company is a team effort, Fink, 58, is BlackRock's brain, and BlackRock, increasingly, is Wall Street's......

full story: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_51/b4208060601694.htm

lunar
29.12.2010, 16:31
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S&P Withdraws Bank of America Short-Term Counterparty Rating At Firm's Request (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/sp-withdraws-bank-america-short-term-counterparty-rating-firms-request) :rolleyes

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/29/2010 10:22 -0500

Just headlines for now. We are confident this firm-solicited action to eliminated BAC's counterparty credit rating is purely in the interest of shareholders and taxpayers, or both as the two tend to be equivalent, and purely for the benefit of transparency and openness. It most certainly has nothing to do with recent allegations that the bank has been fraudulently misrepresenting hundreds of billions of mortgages it sold to third parties.




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BAC is ratting on itself now?

lunar
29.12.2010, 16:42
Das unheimliche Comeback von AIG (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/das_unheimliche_comeback_von_aig-985433-449)

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/news/235/4727_AIG%5FHauptsitz.jpg Aktualisiert um 14:58 Uhr

AIG, der Versicherer, der mit Staatsgeldern in Höhe von 182,3 MilliardenDollar gerettet wurde, führte die Kurserholung bei den US-Assekuranzen 2010 an. Insgesamt ist es für die Branche das beste Jahr seit 2003. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/das_unheimliche_comeback_von_aig-985433-449)

.....ist ja grossartig :rolleyes






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lunar
29.12.2010, 17:12
ARMY REWRITES ITS HISTORY OF DEADLY AFGHAN BATTLE (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/28/AR2010122804334.html?hpid=topnews)

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"If any question why we died tell them, "Because our fathers lied." -- Rudyard Kipling
Every time I hear someone say we are only free because of all the US soldiers who have died down thru the years to 'preserve our freedom' it makes me sick.
The US has not been credibly threatened with takeover since our first war, aka, our revolution*.
All the wars since have been for US 'interests*'. Those 'interests*' are financial, and only related to your 'freedom' if you think our fatcats' prosperity is the same as your 'freedom,' i.e., if you are a believer in 'trickle down.'

lunar
29.12.2010, 17:56
Die erste Lüge war die größte von allen

von Bill Bonner

Liebe Leserin, lieber Leser,

Ich möchte auf Goldman Sachs zurückkommen. Wenn die Handelsabteilung von Goldman Sachs Quartale lang Tag für Tag Gewinne gemacht hat - wer hat dann verloren? Wer war die Gegenpartei, wenn es ein Nullsummenspiel ist? Also, wer hat das Geld verloren? Wer war der arme Idiot?

Wir! Beziehungsweise ich, denn ich bin Amerikaner. Und der Idiot war der amerikanische Steuerzahler. Wenn Senator Bernie Sanders nicht nachgehakt hätte, hätten wir wohl nie erfahren, was mit den 1,3 Billionen Dollar Bailout Cash" der Fed passiert ist.

Jetzt wissen wir es. Goldman Sachs hat sich mit diesem Geld 212 Mal bedient, in den 12 Monaten seit März 2009. Fast jeden Handelstag also. Gleichzeitig teilte Goldman Sachs der Öffentlichkeit mit, dass man keinen Bailout" benötige. Lügen, Lügen, Lügen...

weiter ... http://www.investor-verlag.de/die-erste-luege-war-die-groesste-von-allen/107087551/

Gruß,

hajo

Zum Original-Beitrag (showthread.php3?p=1360229#post1360229)
....die bekommen wohl für jede Lüge noch mehr Geld in den Hintern geschoben :bad

Hoka
30.12.2010, 03:12
60ikYHVZass

lunar
30.12.2010, 10:51
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/29/AR2010122904498.html?hpid=topnews) (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/29/AR2010122904498.html?hpid=topnews)WARRIORS RETURN HOME TO NEW BATTLEFIELD (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/29/AR2010122904498.html?hpid=topnews)

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/232666/thumbs/r-SOLDIERS-RETURN-HOME-huge.jpg (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/29/AR2010122904498.html?hpid=topnews)

Grim Employment Prospects Greet Recent Veterans (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/29/AR2010122904498.html?hpid=topnews)


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/29/war-veterans-unemployment_n_802542.html
Comments (1,481) (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/29/war-veterans-unemployment_n_802542.html#comments)
| War (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/war)
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...was für ein Disaster :rolleyes

lunar
30.12.2010, 10:57
60ikYHVZass

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1360251#post1360251)
:mad ....eigentlich müssten doch alle diese :kotzGeldhäuser ins Gefängnis wandern :mad hört/sieht denn in der Regierung niemand was :gomad ich fass es einfach nicht :rolleyes jeder Kleinstschurke muss hinter Gitter :gomad und diese Dreckskerle dürfen weiterhin Länder/Wirtschaft in den Abgrund schicken :gomad was für eine Welt :( :farrer

lunar
30.12.2010, 13:32
Boom in der US-Landwirtschaft könnte böse enden (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Boom-in-der-USLandwirtschaft-koennte-boese-enden/story/24401905)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/4/4/24401905/9/teaserbreit.jpg?1293711650 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Boom-in-der-USLandwirtschaft-koennte-boese-enden/story/24401905) Amerikanische Farmer trotzen der Krise. Sie haben ihr bestes Jahr hinter sich, und Agrarland steht hoch im Kurs. Die Preisexplosion geht auf drei Faktoren zurück und weckt ungute Erinnerungen an die 80er-Jahre. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Boom-in-der-USLandwirtschaft-koennte-boese-enden/story/24401905)

Von Walter Niederberger. Aktualisiert vor 37 Minuten 1 Kommentar (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Boom-in-der-USLandwirtschaft-koennte-boese-enden/story/24401905#kommentar)



Wie aus Bauern Followers wurden (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/digital/internet/Wie-aus-Bauern-Followers-wurden/story/11563482)
Zu viel Schwein, aber kein Glück (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Zu-viel-Schwein-aber-kein-Glueck/story/13949438)
Das grosse Agropoly (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Das-grosse-Agropoly/story/10471252)
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....der Mensch lernt wohl nie :rolleyes

lunar
30.12.2010, 13:49
...kleine Erholung von Lug und Trug zwischendurch :)

KULTUR (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/#ref=ressortblock)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-164294-thumbsmall-dubk.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/kino/0,1518,737006,00.html) Tanzfilm "La Danse": Gesegnet seien die Insider (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/kino/0,1518,737006,00.html)

Wenn Giganten auf Giganten treffen: Mit seinem neuen Film "La Danse" porträtiert Dokumentarfilm-Gott Frederick Wiseman das legendäre Ballett der Pariser Oper. Ein Fest für Spezialisten, ein undurchdringbares Rätsel für alle anderen. Von Daniel Sander mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/kino/0,1518,737006,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26621) ]

lunar
30.12.2010, 13:56
Wirtschaft: 30. Dezember 2010, 10:13

Sinkende Preise im Detailhandel täuschen (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/preise_detailhandel_aufschlaege_kaufkraft_1.8920813.html)

Ermässigungen auf gewisse Waren stehen spürbare Aufschläge gegenüber

http://www.nzz.ch/images/preise_detailhandel_lead_1.8931967.1293630614.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/preise_detailhandel_aufschlaege_kaufkraft_1.8920813.html)Die jüngsten Preisabschläge der beiden grossen Schweizer Detailhändler erwecken den Eindruck, wir könnten uns immer mehr leisten. Doch insgesamt wird das Leben auch 2011 nicht billiger. Viele Arbeitnehmer können dank einer Lohnerhöhung aber mindestens ihre Kaufkraft erhalten. .

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/preise_detailhandel_aufschlaege_kaufkraft_1.8920813.html).....Konsumgüter fast 1 Prozent teurer BAK Basel schätzt, dass Konsumgüter im kommenden Jahr 0,7 Prozent teurer werden. Davon gehen 0,2 Prozent auf die höhere Mehrwertsteuer zurück. Beim Rest handle es sich um Preiserhöhungen – die wirkungsvoll inszenierten Preisschlachten von Migros und Coop wirken bestenfalls etwas dämpfend. :mad

lunar
30.12.2010, 14:09
:rolleyes .

lunar
30.12.2010, 16:22
«Grausam und absurd»: 14 Jahre Haft für Putins Erzfeind (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Grausam-und-absurd-14-Jahre-Haft-fuer-Putins-Erzfeind/story/12617037)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/2/6/12617037/16/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1293721399 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Grausam-und-absurd-14-Jahre-Haft-fuer-Putins-Erzfeind/story/12617037) Der frühere russische Oligarch und Kremlkritiker Michail Chodorkowski ist zu 14 Jahren Haft verurteilt worden. Internationale Beobachter bewerten das Urteil als politisch motiviert und kritisieren es scharf. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Grausam-und-absurd-14-Jahre-Haft-fuer-Putins-Erzfeind/story/12617037)

Aktualisiert vor 1 Minute 16 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Grausam-und-absurd-14-Jahre-Haft-fuer-Putins-Erzfeind/story/12617037#kommentar)


....ich dachte 8 Jahre sollten eigentlich reichen - aber eben des Herrn Putins Macht reicht sicherlich noch für viel mehr Jahre - diesem Herrn möchte ich nichtmal im Traum begegnen :oo

lunar
30.12.2010, 16:29
Aus der Schatzkammer der Swissair

Acht dieser Fokker flogen in den 30er-Jahren für die Swissair. Das Bildarchiv der Fluggesellschaft geht nun an die Bibliothek der ETH Zürich. Damit das Wissen über die Swissair erhalten bleibt, beschriften ehemalige Mitarbeiter die Fotos. – Bildarchiv ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Stiftung Luftbild Schweiz

http://epaper3.tagesanzeiger.ch/ee/taz/ges/2010/12/30/001/

lunar
30.12.2010, 16:46
«Am Anfang mussten die Gäste ihre Getränke noch selber mitbringen» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/stadt/Am-Anfang-mussten-die-Gaeste-ihre-Getraenke-noch-selber-mitbringen/story/31662867)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/3/1/6/31662867/23/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1293722931 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/stadt/Am-Anfang-mussten-die-Gaeste-ihre-Getraenke-noch-selber-mitbringen/story/31662867) Erwin Scheiwiller führte 34 Jahre lang den Club Hey beim Bellevue. Jetzt hört er auf. Im Gespräch mit Tagesanzeiger.ch erinnert er sich an die Anfänge des ältesten Clubs von Zürich. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/stadt/Am-Anfang-mussten-die-Gaeste-ihre-Getraenke-noch-selber-mitbringen/story/31662867)

.....Das klingt bitter.
Die ganze Entwicklung in der Stadt ist bitter. Die Leute wollen mehr Umsatz aus ihren Häusern generieren :bad Das ist verständlich, aber schade. Wir haben die Leute aus den Peripherien und von der Langstrasse zu uns ans Bellevue gelockt. Jetzt werden sie wieder aus dem Zentrum verdrängt.....

Interview: Tina Fassbind (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/tina-fassbind/s.html). Aktualisiert am 29.12.2010



34 Jahre Club Hey (http://34%20Jahre%20Club%20Hey)


Im Club Hey ist ausgetanzt (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/stadt/Im-Club-Hey-ist-ausgetanzt/story/19614933)
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....immer das gleiche Lied :rolleyes

lunar
30.12.2010, 17:48
Tis The Season: The Gift of Links (http://lolfed.com/2010/12/27/tis-the-season-the-gift-of-links/)

December 27th, 2010 by alyx · links (http://lolfed.com/category/links/)

http://animalnewyork.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/olek.jpg

- Crocheted Olek wanted to make sure the Wall Street bull had a nice warm blankie (http://animalnewyork.com/2010/12/wall-street-bull-crocheted/) for the blizzard.

- Hoping to register “BrianMoynihanBlows.com, BrianMoynihanSucks.com, BrianTMoynihanBlows.com, and BrianTMoynihanSucks.com” and do a little hazing of Bank of America? You’re out of luck: Bank of America owns all of those (http://www.finextra.com/news/fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=22124), and countless others (h/t TonyS). Not sure how this is going to stop anyone from saying that Brian Moynihan sucks, so, great use of shareholder moneys, y’all.

- Even the gingerbread houses are getting foreclosed on (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/12/27/132365097/staph-forecloses-on-gingerbread-houses-at-whole-foods?sc=fb&cc=fp)

- TRB’s top ten financial feuds of 2010 (http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2010/12/26/top-ten-finance-feuds-of-2010/)

- Did you know that the mood of the Twit-o-sphere is an accurate bellwether of stock market performance (http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2010/12/twitter-mood-predicts-the-stock-market/)? (h/t TakeAReport (http://takeareport.com/)) And here I thought it was only good for keeping tabs on Justin Bieber’s haircut.

- Really, Americans, did you let a little thing like a snowstorm stop you from doing what you’re supposed to do, which is buying stuff (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-26/retailers-hurt-as-east-coast-storm-keeps-post-christmas-shoppers-at-home.html)?

- No warfare like class warfare: the battle to develop St. Barths (http://www.vanityfair.com/society/features/2011/01/st-barths-201101). For all the uproar you’d think they wanted to build a 5000 unit timeshare or something. An eco-resort? Quel horreurs

lunar
30.12.2010, 18:17
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/pictures/picture-5.jpg
2011 - The Year When Rare Earths Become The New Black (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/2011-year-when-rare-earths-become-new-black)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/30/2010 11:02 -0500

Since trading desks are dead, and to classify those manning them as bored would be an overstatement, here is what one such dejected individual who is neither able to ski with his/her boss over in Chamonix, nor pick 25 bps margins on CDS bid/ask spreads has come up with. Presenting the imaginary hedge fund letter describing: 2011: Year of the Rare Earth Mineral: "I have appropriated thirty-seven Chinese nationals from a Scandium Mine in Longba Town, Zhuxi Country, China, that have secured and transported my gadolinite, promethium, cerium and yttrium and other rare earth minerals holdings. As many of you are aware, I recently acquired these minerals, as well as the laborers, on a recent site visit to a rare earth mining facility in the P.B.O.C. My rare earth mineral holdings represent precisely half of my net worth."


35 comments (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/2011-year-when-rare-earths-become-new-black#comments)
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lunar
30.12.2010, 19:37
Börsen-Talk: «Nur das erste Halbjahr wird gut»

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/play/235/7688_Weiss%5FClaude.jpg (http://www.cash.ch/video/start.php?firstProjectID=18259)
31.12.10, 10:30
(http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/boersentalk_nur_das_erste_halbjahr_wird_gut-985869-771)Claude Weiss, Astrologe und CEO von Astrodata, interpretiert die planetaren Konstellationen des SMI für das Jahr 2011. Er rechnet nur mit steigenden Kursen in den ersten sechs Monaten. (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/boersentalk_nur_das_erste_halbjahr_wird_gut-985869-771)mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/boersentalk_nur_das_erste_halbjahr_wird_gut-985869-771)





http://img.cash.ch/fcm/icons/img_empty.gif (http://www.cash.ch/video/start.php?firstProjectID=18259) Börsen-Talk vom 31. Dezember mit Astrologe Claude Weiss (http://www.cash.ch/video/start.php?firstProjectID=18259)mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/video/start.php?firstProjectID=18259)

lunar
30.12.2010, 21:06
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A Happy 2011 And A Disillusioned Outlook For The New Year From Nic Lenoir (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/happy-2011-and-disillusioned-outlook-new-year-nic-lenoir)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/30/2010 14:36 -0500

I should have embraced the corruption and policies I cannot stand rather than keep too bearish a focus, which only thankfully to careful tactical considerations based on technical observations did not turn into a complete disaster. So while we did overall a good job looking for technical opportunities to express our views, I will need to be much more cynical when it comes to assessing potential government intervention in the economy...I am however convinced that no real positive societal growth will be possible in the West without addressing entitlement programs, pension issues, the cost of production in developed economies whether it is via currency revaluation or protectionism, and a more responsible management of the world's natural resources should probably make the list too. Can we continue inflating this mercantilist world economy without an absolute collapse in the value of Western currencies? The answer is not "maybe not", it's not even close: we can't and it's obvious...So with all that said, I would like to close the circle and close the discussion with what I think is possible for 2011. - Nic Lenoir


9 comments (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/happy-2011-and-disillusioned-outlook-new-year-nic-lenoir#comments)
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lunar
31.12.2010, 14:09
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Marc Faber: Treasurys Are A "Suicidal Investment" (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/marc-faber-treasurys-are-suicidal-investment)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/30/2010 16:21 -0500

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Marc Faber, who just like Nassim Taleb has never hidden his disdain for investments in US-backed paper, is back to bashing Treasurys, although with logic diametrically opposite to that espoused by those such as Morgan Stanley who see rising rates as a sign of economic growth. "This is a suicidal investment,” Faber told Bloomberg in a telephone interview from St. Moritz, Switzerland. “Over time, interest rates on U.S. Treasuries will go up. Investors will gradually understand that the Federal Reserve wants to have negative real interest rates. The worst investment is in U.S. long-term bonds.” As for equities, Faber increasingly sees a Zimbabwe outcome: “If you print money, the currency goes down and the S&P 500 goes up. By the end of 2011, people will look at 2012 and think 2012 could be a very bad year because the policies applied are not sustainable and create a lot of instability. Investors may look at 2012 and 2013 with horror.” Not Wall Street thought. By the end of 2011, bankers will most likely be looking at the second consecutive record bonuses year, and by then will have enough gold safely stashed away in non-extradition countries to where the host organism may finally be allowed to die in peace.


158 comments (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/marc-faber-treasurys-are-suicidal-investment#comments)
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lunar
31.12.2010, 14:15
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/pictures/picture-5.jpg
Matterhorn Closes The Year In Style: "Hyperinflation Will Drive Gold To Unthinkable Heights" (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/matterhorn-closes-year-style-hyperinflation-will-drive-gold-unthinkable-heights)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/31/2010 06:50 -0500

We now live in a world where governments print worthless pieces of paper to buy other worthless pieces of paper that combined with worthless derivatives, finance assets whose values are totally dependent on all these worthless debt instruments. Thus most of these assets are also worth-less. So the world financial system is a house of cards where each instrument’s false value is artificially supported by another instrument’s false value. The fuse of the world financial market time bomb has been lit. There is no longer a question of IF it will happen but only WHEN and HOW. The world lives in blissful ignorance of this. Stockmarkets remain strong and investors worldwide have piled into government bonds in a perceived flight to safety.


25 comments (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/matterhorn-closes-year-style-hyperinflation-will-drive-gold-unthinkable-heights#comments)
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lunar
31.12.2010, 14:52
Die gefährlichsten Banken der Welt (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Die-gefaehrlichsten-Banken-der-Welt/story/26798137)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/6/7/26798137/114/teaserbreit.jpg?1293804302 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Die-gefaehrlichsten-Banken-der-Welt/story/26798137) Eine Liste der japanischen Finanzaufsicht zeigt, welche Banken für das globale Finanzsystem besonders wichtig sind und nicht kollabieren dürfen. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Die-gefaehrlichsten-Banken-der-Welt/story/26798137)

Aktualisiert um 14:10 Uhr 7 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Die-gefaehrlichsten-Banken-der-Welt/story/26798137#kommentar)




Die systemrelevanten Banken der Welt (http://Die%20systemrelevanten%20Banken%20der%20Welt)

lunar
31.12.2010, 15:02
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-84144-thumb-bkrj.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,736494,00.html) Bilder des Jahres

52 Wochen, 52 Augenblicke (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,736494,00.html)

Ein kubanischer Junge tanzt im Regen, eine Frau trotzt den Wellen, die in Sotschi an den Strand krachen, ein Arbeiter hängt kopfüber in einer Baugrube in Indien: Kleine Momente des Jahres, festgehalten in grandiosen Fotos - Augenblicke 2010. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,736494,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26701) ]




Jahr im Zeitraffer: Das war 2010 (http://www.spiegel.de/flash/flash-24964.html)
Themenseite: Wer starb 2010? (http://www.spiegel.de/thema/nachrufe_2010/)
Fotostrecke: Die Bilder des Jahres (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-62491.html)

lunar
31.12.2010, 15:24
2011....wünsche allen viel Lebensfreude - ob im Regen oder Sonnenschein :)

lunar
31.12.2010, 18:26
Silvesterfeiern weltweit

2011 ist da - in Fernost (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,737303,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-165949-panoV9-isae.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,737303,00.html)
Fotostrecke: 6 Bilder (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-63150.html)

REUTERS

In Deutschland fangen die ersten Silvesterpartys an, am anderen Ende der Welt hat 2011 schon begonnen. Als erste schaute die Pazifik-Insel Kiritimati ins neue Jahr. In Sydney ist das wohl teuerste Feuerwerk der Welt abgebrannt und in Fernost erglühen die Skylines im Glanz der Lichter. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,737303,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26712) ]




Fotostrecke: Willkommen 2011 (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-63150.html)

lunar
31.12.2010, 19:58
Wenns alte Jahr erfolgreich war
dann freue Dich aufs Neue
war's schlecht
dann erst recht :cool:oo;)

lunar
31.12.2010, 21:01
GOODBYE 2010 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huffingtonpost/2010-the-best-of-the-best_b_802438.html)


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WATCH: HuffPost Editors Discuss The Year's Biggest Stories (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/30/huffington-posts-editors-_n_802484.html)
New Year's Customs Around The World.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/31/new-years-eve-around-the-world_n_801967.html#215713) Top 10 Social Media Moments.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/29/social-media-moments-2010_n_802024.html#s216015&title=Facebook%20Surpasses%20Google)
Biggest Religion Stories.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/27/for-years-top-religion-st_n_788320.html) Sports Plays Of The Year.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/29/best-plays-of-2010_n_802401.html#s210095&title=Roger%20Federer%27s%20Between-The-Legs-Shot%20In%202010%20US%20Open) Year In Business.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/24/top-10-business-2010-ap_n_799947.html#s213464&title=1.%20Economy%20Struggles)
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lunar
31.12.2010, 21:37
31 December 2010 Le Jour de l'An (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2010/12/le-jour-de-lan.html)

Bonne Année et bonne santé mes amis!

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le Réveillon de Saint-Sylvestre

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Bon Soir

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Thanks for the wings

mfBAm-TnPks&feature

Watchful * Prayerful * Thankful * Joyful
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Silverbay
01.01.2011, 11:01
Hallo LUNAR,

hab ein guten Jahr, Gesundheit
sowie jene, die Freude bereiten.


:)

mmm

lunar
01.01.2011, 13:19
:thanx Silverbay ...das wünsche ich Dir auch :) bist Du der Fotograf :confused :supi

Silverbay
01.01.2011, 13:28
nnn

.. welches Photo ?


:supi auch an Dich und Deine Beiträge *

nnn

lunar
01.01.2011, 13:30
.....das mit dem Matterhorn und ohne Fotografen ;):confused

lunar
01.01.2011, 13:38
********************1.1.11******************

lunar
01.01.2011, 13:44
....scheint nicht allen zu passen :(

Silvester mit Gewalttätern in der Stadt (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/stadt/Silvester-mit-Gewalttaetern-in-der-Stadt/story/21890086)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/1/8/21890086/32/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1293885525 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/stadt/Silvester-mit-Gewalttaetern-in-der-Stadt/story/21890086) Tausende feierten den Jahreswechsel und bestaunten das Feuerwerk, mit dem 2011 begann. Laut der Stadtpolizei Zürich kam es in der Nacht zu Messerstechereien und Schlägereien. Zudem sorgten einige Brände für Aufregung. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/stadt/Silvester-mit-Gewalttaetern-in-der-Stadt/story/21890086)

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Sylvesterzauber in Zürich ("")

lunar
01.01.2011, 13:47
Anschlag auf Kopten in Ägypten :(


Papst verlangt besseren Schutz für Christen (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,737332,00.html)

Es war offenkundig ein Selbstmordattentat: Bei einem Anschlag im ägyptischen Alexandria starben in der Silvesternacht mindestens 21 Menschen, vorwiegend Christen. Papst Benedikt XVI. forderte in seiner Neujahrsansprache, Gewalt gegen seine Glaubensgenossen zu unterbinden. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,737332,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26737) ]



Fotostrecke: Trauer, Wut, Zerstörung (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-63157.html)

lunar
01.01.2011, 14:00
THe eND iS iN SiGHT (HaPPY 2011)

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http://www.zerohedge.com/article/end-sight-happy-2011

lunar
01.01.2011, 19:43
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Zero Hedge's Top 10 Most Popular Posts In 2010 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/zero-hedges-top-10-most-popular-posts-2010)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 12/31/2010 18:00 -0500

As we wrap up 2010, the last thing left to do is to recall the stories that generated the most buzz on Zero Hedge. With stories touching on everything from the flash crash, to JPM's silver market manipulation, to the scramble for physical metals, to capital controls, to the manipulated (and successful) push to get Americans out of Money Market accounts, here are the top to stories of the past year (and stunningly all click-bait, slideshow free).


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lunar
01.01.2011, 19:47
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Goldman's Key Charts To Kick Off 2011 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/goldmans-key-charts-kick-2011)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/01/2011 11:07 -0500

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It has been a good year for Goldman's David Kostin: not only did the strategist make partner this year, but virtually all of his analysis is simplistically goal seeked based on what New York Fed favorite Jan Hatzius says is bound to happen (which one way or another, does), and the entire Wall Street herd of C-grade economists follows suit. Nonetheless, he, or rather his subordinates, sure create some pretty charts. Below are the main charts summarizing both the last week and year, and the cheatsheets for Goldman's outlook on 2011, as well as some other Easter eggs.



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by Caviar Emptor
on Sat, 01/01/2011 - 11:42
#841501 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/goldmans-key-charts-kick-2011#comment-841501)
Interesting: Goldman predicts plunging core CPI through 2012, and also soaring oil, copper, gold, equities, imports, consumer spending and a plunging US $. That pattern can only happen under my Biflation scenario. Has Goldman been converted to the Biflation camp?? Note they also predict almost no change in unemployment for 2011. That follows our predicted path. Unmentioned is housing, but we can assume they see a floundering market. That's the only way that core CPI can stay near zero, since 40% of it is housing. It cancels out inflation. Keep in mind, under usual conditions, if all input costs are predicted to rise and S&P earnings are predicted to rise too, then business costs would have to be passed on to the consumer and core CPI would also rise, contrary to what they're predicting. Deflationary forces would have to be at work to cancel this effect.
So nothing changes: What you earn and own will deflate, while what you need inflates. And that scenario, over time, is not the path to a healthy economy. It's the road to perdition.

lunar
01.01.2011, 19:55
Terrorattacke auf Kopten

Aufgebrachte Christen randalieren in Ägypten (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,737356,00.html)

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Fotostrecke: 7 Bilder (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-63161.html)

REUTERS

Hunderte Demonstranten lieferten sich Scharmützel mit der Polizei: Mit Wut und Randale haben koptische Christen in Ägypten auf die Terrorattacke in Alexandria reagiert. Ein Selbstmordattentäter hatte mehr als 20 Gläubige mit in den Tod gerissen - nun wird über eine Verbindung zu al-Qaida spekuliert. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,737356,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26757) ]



Anschlag auf Kopten in Ägypten: Papst verlangt besseren Schutz für Christen (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,737332,00.html)
Fotostrecke: Trauer, Wut, Zerstörung (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-63157.html)

lunar
01.01.2011, 21:20
..

lunar
02.01.2011, 13:55
....wollen wir doch nicht hoffen :rolleyes

Jim’s Mailbox (http://jsmineset.com/2011/01/01/jims-mailbox-614/)

Posted: Jan 01 2011 By: Jim Sinclair Post Edited: January 1, 2011 at 7:39 pm
Filed under: Jim's Mailbox (http://jsmineset.com/category/jimsmailbox/)

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lunar
02.01.2011, 14:08
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TrimTabs: "No Amount Of QE Will Be Able To Keep The Current Stock Market Bubble From Bursting" (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/trimtabs-no-amount-qe-will-be-able-keep-current-stock-market-bubble-bursting-eventually)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/01/2011 17:05 -0500

It was the night before Christmas Eve (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/after-nearly-two-years-searching-trimtabs-still-cant-find-who-doing-all-buying), and CNBC trucked out TrimTabs' Charles Biderman to a de minimis audience, knowing full well that a man with his understanding of money flows would very likely repeat his statement from last year, that there is no real, valid explanation for the inexorable move in stocks higher (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/trimtabs-asks-who-responsible-non-stop-market-rally-march-gives-some-suggestions), as equity money flows in 2010 were decidedly negative, and any explanation of the upward melt up would need to account for Fed intervention (and no-volume HFT offer-lifting feedback loops but that is a story for another day). A year after the first scandalous report was published, TrimTabs is sticking with its story: "If the money to boost stock prices by almost $9 trillion from the March 2009 lows did not come from the traditional players, it had to have come from somewhere else. We believe that place is the Fed. By funneling trillions of dollars in cash to the primary dealers in exchange for debt, the Fed has given Wall Street lots of firepower to ramp up the prices of risk assets, including equities." And, wisely, Biderman, just like Zero Hedge, asks what happens when the buying one day, some day, ends: "...stock prices will be higher by the time QE2 ends, but economic growth will not be sustainable without massive government support. Then even more QE will be needed, and stock prices could keep rising for a while. In our opinion, however, no amount of QE will be able to keep the current stock market bubble from bursting eventually." Ergo our call earlier that Bernanke has at best +/- 150 days to assuage the market's fear that QE2 is ending (not to mention that we have a huge economic recovery, right Jan Hatzius? We don't need no stinking QE...). Therefore the best Bernanke can hope for is to buy some additional time. At the end of the day, the biggest problem is that the massive slack in the economy means that LSAP will have to continue for a long, long time, before the virtuous circle of self-sustaining growth can even hope to take over. By then bond yields may very well be high enough that Ron Paul will demands someone finally bring Paul Volcker out of the fridge.



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by deadparrot
on Sat, 01/01/2011 - 21:09
#842100 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/trimtabs-no-amount-qe-will-be-able-keep-current-stock-market-bubble-bursting-eventually#comment-842100)
The Fed is like a fire department. It is good at putting out fires and doing minor emergency work. The only problem is this financial crisis is not a fire. It is more like a flood. Yet the Fed keeps calling the flood a fire so they can keep pouring water on it.

lunar
02.01.2011, 19:00
Federer und Nadal mit einem Plausch im Meer (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/sport/tennis/Federer-und-Nadal-mit-einem-Plausch-im-Meer/story/18504003)

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Federer und Nadal vergnügen sich im Wasser ("")

lunar
02.01.2011, 19:03
'BIBLICAL' DISASTER (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/02/australia-floods-biblical_n_803310.html)


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lunar
02.01.2011, 19:09
Strenges Rauchverbot in Spanien
"Man hat das Gefühl, der Tabak ist an allem schuld"

Es ist das strengste Rauchverbot in Europa: Bis jetzt ziemlich locker gehandhabt, ist seit heute in Spanien das Rauchen nicht nur in Bars und Kneipen verboten, sondern teilweise sogar unter freiem Himmel - etwa auf Schulhöfen und in Innenhöfen von Krankenhäusern. Die Spanier reagieren gespalten.

Von Daniel Sulzmann, ARD-Hörfunkstudio Madrid

Massimo ist richtig sauer. Er steht an einer Ampel, mit der Zigarette in der Hand und kann sich über das neue Anti-Raucher-Gesetz in Spanien gar nicht genug aufregen. "Wir sind hier in einem Land, wo schon 15-Jährige Kokain konsumieren; und dann so etwas, das ist doch total absurd. Klar, dass man verbietet, in öffentlichen Gebäuden zu rauchen, aber in einer Bar, total absurd." Und auf die Frage, ob er sich als Bürger zweiter Klasse fühle, zuckt er erst mit den Schultern, zieht an seiner Zigarette und stapft zornig weiter, kommt dann noch mal zurück und sagt: "Klar ist das so, man hat das Gefühl, der Tabak ist an allem schuld hier, am Terrorismus, an der Arbeitslosigkeit, an allem eben."

Mit der neuen Regelung setzen sich die Spanier an die Spitze der Rauchverbote in Europa. Rauchen ist in Zukunft weder in Gaststätten oder Bars noch etwa in eigens dafür benannten Räumen erlaubt. Es wird auch in Restaurants und Kneipen verboten, genauso wie in Klinik-Innenhöfen, vor Krankenhäusern und auf Spielplätzen, dazu gilt weiter wie bisher ein Rauchverbot in allen öffentlichen Gebäuden.

"Wir sind tolerante Nichtraucher"

http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/bilder/rauchverbotspanien102_v-mittel16x9.jpg (http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/rauchverbotspanien100-magnifier_pos-1.html) http://www.tagesschau.de/image/icon_lupe_d5e0f7.gif (http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/rauchverbotspanien100-magnifier_pos-1.html) [Bildunterschrift: Raucher in einer spanischen Bar: Langsamer Mentalitätswechsel erwartet. ]
Bei José Luís, einer Bar, sitzen morgens schon die ersten Gäste. Der Kellner mag nichts sagen zum neuen Gesetz. Da müsse er sich erst mal einlesen, meint er, was das genau bedeute, aber ein Gast sagt: "Wir sind tolerante Nichtraucher." Und draußen auf der Straße bleibt die Stimmung geteilt: Einer meint im Vorbeigehen: "Super, weniger Rauch, mehr Gesundheit!" Ein anderer sagt: "Soll doch jeder rauchen, wo er will." Und Xavier, der vor einem Jahr aufgehört hat mit dem Rauchen, meint, das Gesetz sei vielleicht ein bisschen streng und eine schrittweise Einführung wäre besser gewesen. "Klar ist jedenfalls, dass der Mentalitätswechsel hier sehr langsam sein wird", ist er sich sicher......



http://www.tagesschau.de/image/icon_video_d5e0f7.gifStrenges Rauchverbot in Spanien tritt in Kraft [Ditmar Jakobs, DW] (http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/video/ondemand100_id-video835210.html).
http://www.tagesschau.de/image/icon_audio_d5e0f7.gifNeues Anti-Raucher-Gesetz in Spanien [D. Sulzmann, ARD Madrid] (http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/audio/audio62746.html).
http://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/rauchverbotspanien100.html

lunar
02.01.2011, 19:16
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Presenting Riski: Another Open-Sourced Project Bringing "High Finance" To The People, And A Damned Good Index Catalog (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/presenting-riski-another-open-sourced-project-bringing-high-finance-people-and-damned-good-t)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/02/2011 10:41 -0500

When the Freerisk concept launched some time ago with "the goal of making freely available the data, algorithms and tools necessary to perform financial modeling" we were skeptical. After all we had realized that when it comes to opensourcing financial data and analysis, the incentive has to be greater than the opportunity cost of expensive (and expansive) due diligence and proprietary investment conclusions. Since there is just one site which has succeeded to date in creating an open sourced investing community (www.valueinvestorsclub.com (http://www.valueinvestorsclub.com), not to be confused with comparably named imitations), this is certainly a unique niche just begging to be penetrated. However, as scale in finance is key, starting a grassroots campaign without incentives is all but doomed to failure. And while so far freerisk has, unfortunately, not managed to make much if any dent as an alternative provider to data mining and analysis (especially vis-a-vis embedded and groupthink promoting organizations such as the rating agencies), the two founders have recently developed Riski, a site which is still in its infancy, yet which may one day become a go to wikipedia for all things financial.


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lunar
02.01.2011, 20:13
Niedrige Zinsen bewirken kaum mehr Refinanzierungen an US-Häusermärkten (http://www.wirtschaftsfacts.de/?p=10788)

Januar 2, 2011


Die Nachfrage nach Refinanzierungen an den US-Häusermärkten sank die sechste aufeinander folgende Woche und weist damit auf ein Ende des Booms hin, der zu Beginn des Jahres 2009 begann, wie aus der neueste Umfrage der Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) hervorgeht. Insgesamt zeigte sich das Volumen der Hypothekenanträge auf saisonbereinigter Basis bis zur Woche des 17. Dezember um 18,6% rückläufig. Auf nicht saisonbereinigter Basis lag das Volumen um 20% niedriger als in der Vorwoche.
Weiterlesen» (http://www.wirtschaftsfacts.de/?p=10788#more-10788)

lunar
02.01.2011, 21:02
The Moon & Venus Over Geneva
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap020619.html

lunar
03.01.2011, 08:59
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-49704-thumb-cdhc.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,737376,00.html) Partielle Sonnenfinsternis

Himmelsspektakel über Deutschland (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,737376,00.html)

Das Jahr beginnt mit einem seltenen Himmelsschauspiel über Mitteleuropa: Am Dienstagmorgen schiebt sich der Mond vor die aufgehende Sonne. Bis zu drei Viertel des Zentralgestirns werden bei dieser partiellen Sonnenfinsternis verdeckt......
.....Der größte Bedeckungsgrad wird gegen 9.20 Uhr Mitteleuropäischer Zeit erwartet - in dieser Phase werden Experten zufolge in Süddeutschland knapp 70 Prozent der Sonnenscheibe verfinstert sein, im Norden der Republik sogar rund drei Viertel. Gegen 10.45 Uhr steht die Sonne wieder wie gewohnt als kreisrunder Lichtball am Firmament. Die Chancen stehen gut, dass das Wetter es zulässt, die Sonnenfinsternis in ganz Deutschland zu beobachten..... mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,737376,00.html)



Mars: Der zauberhafte Angstplanet (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,736807,00.html)

lunar
03.01.2011, 09:02
Wie viel Geld reuige Steuersünder in die deutsche Staatskasse brachten (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Wie-viel-Geld-reuige-Steuersuender-in-die-deutsche-Staatskasse-brachten/story/14842306)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/4/8/14842306/6/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1294040880 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Wie-viel-Geld-reuige-Steuersuender-in-die-deutsche-Staatskasse-brachten/story/14842306) 26'400 Deutsche haben sich im vergangenen Jahr selbst angezeigt, um einem Strafverfahren zu entgehen. Sie zahlten Millionen an Steuern nach....

Der Kauf von CDs mit Kontendaten deutscher Bürger in der Schweiz und Liechtenstein hat sich nach Informationen des «Handelsblattes» für den Fiskus gelohnt. 2010 nahmen Bund, Länder und Gemeinden nach Schätzungen des Bundesfinanzministeriums dadurch knapp zwei Milliarden Euro zusätzlich ein, wie die Zeitung am Montag berichtete. Nach einer Umfrage der Zeitung unter allen Bundesländern stammt das Geld von fast 26400 Steuersündern, die sich selbst anzeigten, um so der Strafverfolgung zu entgehen....... Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Wie-viel-Geld-reuige-Steuersuender-in-die-deutsche-Staatskasse-brachten/story/14842306)

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Pauschalbesteuerte ziehen weg, und niemand trauert ihnen nach (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/rechtes-ufer/Pauschalbesteuerte-ziehen-weg-und-niemand-trauert-ihnen-nach-/story/27422535)
Wie das Ländle neue Millionäre anlocken will (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Wie-das-Laendle-neue-Millionaere-anlocken-will/story/29562391)
Tausende Steuersünder zeigen sich selbst an (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Tausende-Steuersuender-zeigen-sich-selbst-an/story/13833237)

lunar
03.01.2011, 09:04
Politik: 3. Januar 2011, 06:04

Erstürmung von Ouattaras Hauptquartier abgesagt (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/neuer_anlauf_zu_diplomatischer_loesung_der_krise_in_cote_divoire_1.8968568.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/cote_divoire_2_small_1.8968569.1294030946.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/neuer_anlauf_zu_diplomatischer_loesung_der_krise_in_cote_divoire_1.8968568.html) Neuer Anlauf zu diplomatischer Lösung der Krise in Côte d'Ivoire

Afrikanische Politiker starten einen Vermittlungsversuch zur Beilegung der Krise in Côte d'Ivoire. Kenyas Regierungschef Odinga will den bisherigen ivoirischen Präsidenten Gbagbo und den international als Wahlsieger anerkannten Ouattara treffen. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/neuer_anlauf_zu_diplomatischer_loesung_der_krise_in_cote_divoire_1.8968568.html)

Côte d'Ivoire: Gbagbos schwarze Kassen (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/gbagbos_schwarze_kassen_1.8968262.html)
:rolleyes

lunar
03.01.2011, 09:14
'RECIPES FOR DISASTER' (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/02/AR2011010202491_5.html?hpid=topnews)
Military Leaders Question U.S. Program Spending Billions In Iraq, Afghanistan (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/02/AR2011010202491_5.html?hpid=topnews)
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/02/AR2011010202491_5.html?hpid=topnews)

PREVIOUSLY: Roads Built Under Program Couldn't Be Located (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/17/wasteful-spending-by-priv_n_396383.html)



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Whatever Raytheon can destroy, Halliburto*n can rebuild.

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GRAPHIC FACTS: MILITARY DOMINATES USA BUDGET OVER ALL OTHER SPENDING:
http://doc*s.google.c*om/viewer?*url=http%3*A%2F%2Fnat*ionalprior*ities.org%*2Fmedia%2F*uploads%2F*webinars%2*Ffb101_pre*sentation.*pdf&docid=*9b75d39998*2da62700b0*9a6039f7dc*25&chan=Eg*AAALhPUSOX*871PoYnhsm*uyAnT0zU4Q*MmJPwhhCDE*NSdj1e&a=b*i&pagenumb*er=6&w=925 (http://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnationalpriorities.org%2Fmedia%2Fuploads%2Fwebinars%2Ffb101_presentation.pdf&docid=9b75d399982da62700b09a6039f7dc25&chan=EgAAALhPUSOX871PoYnhsmuyAnT0zU4QMmJPwhhCDENSdj1e&a=bi&pagenumber=6&w=925)

http://doc*s.google.c*om/viewer?*url=http%3*A%2F%2Fnat*ionalprior*ities.org%*2Fmedia%2F*uploads%2F*webinars%2*Ffb101_pre*sentation.*pdf&docid=*9b75d39998*2da62700b0*9a6039f7dc*25&chan=Eg*AAAEnprzZT*yfW6iPbsXC*OowIsEAIRq*uMRq2Q9zAF*E0uqc1&a=b*i&pagenumb*er=9&w=925 (http://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnationalpriorities.org%2Fmedia%2Fuploads%2Fwebinars%2Ffb101_presentation.pdf&docid=9b75d399982da62700b09a6039f7dc25&chan=EgAAAEnprzZTyfW6iPbsXCOowIsEAIRquMRq2Q9zAFE0uqc1&a=bi&pagenumber=9&w=925)
:rolleyes

lunar
03.01.2011, 09:21
MYSTERY: More Than 1,000 Dead Birds Fall From Sky In Arkansas (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/02/dead-birds-fall-from-sky-akansas_n_803358.html)

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lunar
03.01.2011, 09:49
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Here Comes The Push To Repeal Obamacare, As Goolsbee Starts The Mutual Asured Destruction Charade On Raising The Debt Ceiling (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/here-comes-push-repeal-obamacare)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/02/2011 14:10 -0500

The new year is finally here, which means the new composition of Congress and the Senate is now in play and tickets to another year of political theater are rapdily selling out. In the meantime, republicans are not wasting a single minute. Michigan Rep Fred Upton, who will lead the House Energy and Commerce committee, said today that he expects "significant" bipartisan support for a proposed repeal of the health care overhaul -- a vote he said would be held before President Obama's State of the Union address, reports Fox News. Politico chimes in: "We have 242 Republicans. There will be a significant number of Democrats, I think, that will join us. You will remember when that vote passed in the House last March, it only passed by seven votes." Of course, this is just more of the same theatrical BS that has made all of America sick and tired with the charade that is "democratic" governance. And wlsewhere, just to confirm that America's banana republic will be cemented in under three months, when Congress passes the debt ceiling to well over $15.5 trillion, Austan Goolsbee was heard advising America not to play chicken with the debt ceiling (i.e., to pass it to an arbitrary number with preferably one hundred zeroes). The alternative to not increasing the ceiling is per Goolsbee, in true kleptocrat fashion, untold misery and destruction.



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on Sun, 01/02/2011 - 17:28
#843036 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/here-comes-push-repeal-obamacare#comment-843036)
The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Austan Goolsbee, says that refusing to raise the debt ceiling would push the country into default - and a far greater economic crisis than Americans saw in 2008.

MORE DEBT WILL SAVE US ALL!!
UNLIMITED VISA'S FOR EVERYBODY!!!!

I say, the US should already take on a extra QE to pay down future deficits! OUR GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN ARE GOOD FOR IT!!!

:schwitz ....wie soll das nur weiter gehen :confused:rolleyes

lunar
03.01.2011, 11:01
....etwas Besinnliches dazwischen :oo;)

Emma Jones: “The Gala Pool at Moseley Road Baths, closed in 2003 due to ‘safety reasons’, but it doesn’t look like it will open again any time soon. Such a waste”

Tony Lovell: “Most of the derelict properties in Ireland have been bought up by developers and demolished to build new. But a few remain in the more remote corners. I liked the way the ivy blended in with the colour scheme"

Olivier Burnside: “An abandoned sanatorium in Germany. The scale of the site is impressive. The corridors are flanked by treatment rooms where the beds would once have been found”

Phil Wheeler: “This is our piano, it was so lovely we couldn’t bear to throw it away”

lunar
03.01.2011, 11:19
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The Scramble By Bank Of America To Negate Wikileaks Upcoming "Ecosystem Of Corruption" Disclosure (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/scramble-bank-america-negate-wikileaks-upcoming-ecosystem-corruption-disclosure)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/03/2011 04:21 -0500

So far, Bank of America has been aggressively denying it will in any way be compromised by any possible Wikileaks disclosure. After all the bank claims it has done nothing to merit a take down based on what Assange has claimed is an "ecosystem of corruption." As everyone knows, Bank of America is the most non-MERS abusing, bonus non-extracting, putback over-reserved, and otherwise law abiding bank in existence. Which is why we are just modestly troubled by the fact that this innocent not until proven guilty but in perpetuity bank is doing all it can to demonstrate that there is in fact a very disturbing ecosystem just below the surface. The NYT reports that "a team of 15 to 20 top Bank of America officials, led by the chief risk officer, Bruce R. Thompson, has been overseeing a broad internal investigation — scouring thousands of documents in the event that they become public, reviewing every case where a computer has gone missing and hunting for any sign that its systems might have been compromised." What goes unsaid is that BofA is really looking for what the disclosed dirty laundry is. Which really makes no sense: after all, for that to be the case, there would have to be dirty laundry in the first place, which would mean Bank of America is lying. How does one go about reconciling these two mindbogglingly contradictory facts...



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by More Critical T...
on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 04:53
#843810 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/scramble-bank-america-negate-wikileaks-upcoming-ecosystem-corruption-disclosure#comment-843810)
This puts republican calls to assassinate Assange into a new light as well. Is BoA calling the shots in the republican HQ?

lunar
03.01.2011, 11:29
«Es ist nicht klug, im Job Schwäche zu zeigen» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Es-ist-nicht-klug-im-Job-Schwaeche-zu-zeigen-/story/16062916)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/6/0/16062916/10/teaserbreit.jpg?1294050402 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Es-ist-nicht-klug-im-Job-Schwaeche-zu-zeigen-/story/16062916) Der Ex-Banker Rudolf Wötzel rechnet mit seiner Branche ab. Und erzählt, wie er vom hoch bezahlten Übernahmespezialisten zum zufriedenen Wirt der Bündner Berghütte Gemsli wurde. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Es-ist-nicht-klug-im-Job-Schwaeche-zu-zeigen-/story/16062916)

Von Rita Flubacher. Aktualisiert um 04:00 Uhr 1 Kommentar (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/Es-ist-nicht-klug-im-Job-Schwaeche-zu-zeigen-/story/16062916#kommentar)

lunar
03.01.2011, 11:37
Neues skandalträchtiges Video aus der US-Armee (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Neues-skandaltraechtiges-Video-aus-der-USArmee/story/10299096)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/0/2/10299096/24/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1294050402 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Neues-skandaltraechtiges-Video-aus-der-USArmee/story/10299096) Schwulenwitze und eindeutige Posen: Der Kommandant des US-Flugzeugträgers «USS Enterprise» drehte einen Film, während das Schiff unterwegs ins Kriegsgebiet war. Jetzt kamen die Videos ans Licht. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Neues-skandaltraechtiges-Video-aus-der-USArmee/story/10299096)

Aktualisiert um 08:38 Uhr 7 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Neues-skandaltraechtiges-Video-aus-der-USArmee/story/10299096#kommentar)


Neues skandalträchtiges Video aus der US-Armee (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/Neues-skandaltraechtiges-Video-aus-der-USArmee/story/10299096)


Die Tötungsmaschine der Zukunft (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/Die-Toetungsmaschine-der-Zukunft/story/27554919)
Kriegsschiffe kreuzen im Gelben Meer – Schüsse an der Grenze (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/asien-und-ozeanien/Kriegsschiffe-kreuzen-im-Gelben-Meer--Schuesse-an-der-Grenze/story/22501594)
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:rolleyes:nw

lunar
03.01.2011, 14:37
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Tim Mayopoulos' Revenge #1: BofA Takes $2 Billion Q4 Charge For GSE Repurchase Obligations (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/tim-mayopoulos-revenge-1-bofa-takes-2-billion-q4-charge-gse-repurchase-obligations)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/03/2011 07:36 -0500

Two years ago, Ken Lewis decided to scapegoat then General Counsel (and incidentally the guy who just happens to know more about BofA's dirty laundry than almost anyone else in the world, most certainly including Julian Assange - and that two year non-disparagement clause is pretty much over...) Tim Mayopoulos for no reason whatsoever, resulting in the termination of the latter without cause. Subsequently, we learned that this action was taken purely to prevent then head of Investment Banking at the world's laughing stock of a C-grade investment bank, and current CEO, Brian Moynahan, from going somewhere (rumor has it the 4th Bangalore Bank of Junk Bond underwriting had expressed a preliminary interest, and even provided a $0.69 retention bonus). Subsequently, Mayopoulos ended up as GC at perpetually insolvent GSE Fannie Mae. And since then, the bad blood has been flowing, most recently involving the dust up between the GSEs which have been demanding legal action against the zombie mortgage lender (BofA for the cheap seats) accusing it of Reps and Warranties breaches (and as the recent filing by Allstate showed, there sure are many of those). And this is just the beginning. As of a few minutes ago, we have learned that Fannie and its scorned GC just scored another victory against that other just-as-insolvent organization.




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by thepigman
on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 07:52
#843930 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/tim-mayopoulos-revenge-1-bofa-takes-2-billion-q4-charge-gse-repurchase-obligations#comment-843930)
True dat. The GSEs settle (what
gives them the right?) with BOFA
for a token amount of the fraud and
US taxpayers pick up the balance.
Ain't that grand?

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by dbradsha
on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 08:12
#843954 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/tim-mayopoulos-revenge-1-bofa-takes-2-billion-q4-charge-gse-repurchase-obligations#comment-843954)
Shares up 4% . Who gives a shit ?

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by assumptionblindness
on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 08:32
#843987 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/tim-mayopoulos-revenge-1-bofa-takes-2-billion-q4-charge-gse-repurchase-obligations#comment-843987)
Can it possibly be any more clear to people who still believe in the rule of law and regulatory ethics (oxymoron intended) that the banks own this country. Woe to investors who mistakenly think they can beat the house or that the gaming commission ensures 'fairness' in this casino. Bizness as usual. Happy New Year, sodomized America!

lunar
03.01.2011, 16:06
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JPM Attempts To Create An HFT Feeding Frenzy In GM Options At Expense Of Ford (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jpm-attempts-create-hft-feeding-frenzy-gm-options-expense-ford)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/03/2011 09:02 -0500

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In a bid to preserve groupthink, and to finally let Getco off the hook from going chapter if GM's price were to ever drop below $33, JPM's Equity Derivatives desk led by Adam Rudd, who is recommending a trade based on Himanshu Patel's view that GM is massively undervalued, has just come out with a trade recommendation to buy GM March $38 calls funded by selling Ford $17 calls. After all can't let a government funded post-reorg story ever go to waste. And for JPM's functioning retard clients, here is the trade's explanation: "We believe that this trade may be particularly attractive for those investors who anticipate outperformance of GM relative to Ford." One quick look behind the scenes indicates that this call is nothing more than a less than glaringly obvious attempt to recreate the options trading frenzy seen in Ford stock in mid/late October in GM, now that Ford derivatives mania is over.



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by Cdad
on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 09:13
#844077 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jpm-attempts-create-hft-feeding-frenzy-gm-options-expense-ford#comment-844077)
Don't you just love it when the criminal syndicate known as Wall Street brings up a loogie...and I mean from deep down...and hacks it into your face?
Anyone recommending GM over Ford is in need of morality retraining. I say this after a lifetime of enjoying Chevy cars and trucks...a man who will never buy another.
That said, shorting Ford probably makes sense....just without the GM part of the syndicate's trade. GM can kiss my rear end...the fascist pricks! H. Patel's name should be remembered, and all future recommendations from this guy disregarded, as he is clearly allowing himself to be a tool of the syndicate known as Wall Street.

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by Vergeltung
on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 09:32
#844116 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jpm-attempts-create-hft-feeding-frenzy-gm-options-expense-ford#comment-844116)
this is a real shame, as IIRC, Ford took no bailout money and are actually succeeding in the marketplace with sound business strats.

lunar
03.01.2011, 16:29
Pete Postlethwaite ist tot (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kino/Pete-Postlethwaite-ist-tot/story/20999190)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/0/9/20999190/5/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1294067746 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kino/Pete-Postlethwaite-ist-tot/story/20999190) Für Steven Spielberg war er der beste Schauspieler der Welt. Nun ist Pete Postlethwaite mit 64 seinem Krebsleiden erlegen....

......2004 wurde ihm der Verdienstorden «Order of the British Empire» verliehen. Noch im vergangenen Jahr diente der Ausnahmedarsteller als Blickfang in den drei grossbudgetierten Hollywood-Filmen «Clash of the Titans», «Inception» und in Ben Afflecks hochgelobten Thriller «The Town». In den kommenden Monaten wird er in seiner letzten Rolle in der Rockkomödie «Killing Bono», die aus Aussenseiterperspektive den Aufstieg der Band U2 schildert, zu sehen sein......Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/kino/Pete-Postlethwaite-ist-tot/story/20999190)

Aktualisiert vor 36 Minuten



Pete Postlethwaite in Aktion ("")

lunar
03.01.2011, 16:34
Politik: 3. Januar 2011, 14:55

«Zweifel» an Ungarns neuem Mediengesetz (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/eu-kommission_hat_zweifel_an_ungarns_neuem_mediengesetz_1.8975127.html)

EU-Kommission äussert Bedenken an der Rechtmässigkeit

http://www.nzz.ch/images/eu-hauptquartier_2_lead_1.8975541.1294063554.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/eu-kommission_hat_zweifel_an_ungarns_neuem_mediengesetz_1.8975127.html)Die EU-Kommission hat «Zweifel» an der Rechtmässigkeit des umstrittenen neuen ungarischen Mediengesetzes. Dies hat die für digitale Medien zuständige Kommissarin Neelie Kroes in einem Brief an Budapest deutlich gemacht. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/eu-kommission_hat_zweifel_an_ungarns_neuem_mediengesetz_1.8975127.html)

Tageszeitungen: Proteste (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/ungarische_zeitungen_protestieren_gegen_mediengesetz_1.8972331.html)
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"Zweifel" :dumm wie kann man so einem Despoten den Vorsitz überlassen :bad

lunar
03.01.2011, 16:36
+++ EILMELDUNG +++

Tausend Bauernhöfe nach Dioxin-Funden gesperrt (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/service/0,1518,737557,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-166309-panoV9free-pyed.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/service/0,1518,737557,00.html)

Hiobsbotschaft für Landwirte in Niedersachsen: Nach Dioxin-Funden in Futtermitteln sperrt die Landesregierung vorsorglich rund 1000 Betriebe. Die Höfe sollen belastetes Futterfett bezogen haben. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/service/0,1518,737557,00.html)

:rolleyes

lunar
03.01.2011, 16:38
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Schwarzeneggers Abschied

Good-bye, Gouvernator (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,737479,00.html)

Er kam als Action-Star, er geht als lahme Ente: Arnold Schwarzenegger hat heute seinen letzten Arbeitstag als Gouverneur von Kalifornien. In acht Jahren Arnie-Amtszeit rutschte der Krisenstaat noch tiefer in die Malaise - wie konnte der Hoffnungsträger so dramatisch scheitern? mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,737479,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1101542.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26808) ]



Fotostrecke: Abschied als Gouvernator (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-63179.html)
Video: Arnies enttäuschender Abgang (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1101542.html)
Themenseite: Arnold Schwarzeneggger (http://www.spiegel.de/thema/arnold_schwarzenegger/)
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....Hoffnungsträger :rolleyes scheinen in AmiLand keine Chance zu haben :oo

lunar
03.01.2011, 17:33
03 January 2011

End of Year Window Dressing In the SP 500: 2009-2010 and 2008-2009 (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/01/end-of-year-window-dressing-in-sp-500.html)

I am keeping an open mind on this year's window dressing cycle as to the extent and the timing.

Wall Street desperately wishes to hand off this bubble to mom and pop and foreign hands, but so far the target victims are reluctant to buy in.

The Fed and Wall Street *could* conceivably keep this going as they did in the early cycle of housing bubble, or the tech bubble. Never underestimate the recklessness of desperate men caught up in a fraud of their own design. When the suckers start to question the game, double down and act even more resolutely and boldly. The average person will believe because they do not think people are capable of such obvious and blatant deception, since they are not so free of scruples and conscience.

They may feign ignorance in Washington, New York and London, but they know, and it serves their purpose. This is a classic fraud, not even elegant or complex, but merely clumsy, an obvious abuse of trust and power. It is as noble and productive as running a protection racket on the neighborhood candy store, and robbing old ladies for their pension checks.

The only thing that is surprising about Wall Street and the US financial frauds is, as Eliot Spitzer famously observed, their scams and schemes are so simple and so obvious when one can pry back the veil of secrecy and see what is actually being done.

The only thing that is surprising about Wall Street and the US financial frauds is, as Eliot Spitzer famously observed, their scams and schemes are so simple and so obvious when one can pry back the veil of secrecy and see what is actually being done.

How obvious and bold can they be? How about this obvious and bold?

Setting Your Watch by the Silver Manipulation (http://tfmetalsreport.blogspot.com/2011/01/setting-your-watch.html) - WT

It is called 'running the stops' held by the small specs. It is an old and treasured fraud on the Street, like running up the prices of stocks and then selling them to the public at the top while you quietly exit with your profits and fees.

On the bright side the metals manipulation seems to be faltering, with silver soaring to new highs as the lack of physical metal for delivery impedes the ability for a few banks to endlessly run their paper ponzi scheme of naked shorting and leverage.

All Ponzi schemes end badly, but timing is everything. While there are overleveraged spec shorts to squeeze and pensions to plunder the money printing and tape painting can continue. At least while the regulators and the government turns a blind eye to fraud.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/TSHtyUtghWI/AAAAAAAAPgk/EoVMloEHAyY/s640/sp2010.png (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/TSHtyUtghWI/AAAAAAAAPgk/EoVMloEHAyY/s1600/sp2010.png)

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Posted by Jesse at 10:40 AM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/01/end-of-year-window-dressing-in-sp-500.html) :verbeug

lunar
03.01.2011, 17:38
SPY VS. SPY (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/03/bank-of-america-wikileaks_1_n_803503.html)
Bank Of America's Counterespionage Unit Deployed Over WikiLeaks (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/03/bank-of-america-wikileaks_1_n_803503.html)
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lunar
03.01.2011, 19:36
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Cartoon: How The American Dream Purchased On Credit Became The American Nightmare (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/cartoon-how-american-dream-purchased-credit-became-american-nightmare)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/03/2011 12:21 -0500

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With an endless supply of cartoons striving to fill a niche of information lack created by the silent but deadly combination of attention deficit disorder and a fear and loathing of anything math related, below we present the latest animated explanation of how the recent transition of the American Dream (purchased entirely on credit), was virtually guaranteed to become an American Nightmare... and how this is nothing new in the grand scheme of things.



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Kv2oCXbW4r0&feature

lunar
03.01.2011, 19:46
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Insiders Close Off Last Week Of 2010 In Style:3 Buys and 34 Sales (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/insiders-close-last-week-2010-style3-buys-and-34-sales)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/03/2011 12:56 -0500

The last week of 2010 was not an outlier to the prevailing trend of consummate selling by insiders which has marked all of 2010. Just like in previous weeks when selling vastly outpaced buying, so the week ended December 31 was no exception on the S&P: there were three insider buys for a total of $4.3 million (including one purchase for $4.3 million by a TIMET executive, where a continuing 10b-5 program seems to be accumulating stock, while on the selling side there were 34 deals worth 81 million in notional. The bulk of the selling was in Starwood, which has seen aggressive selling for several weeks if not months now, as well as Qualcomm, Salesforce.com, Varian Medical and Abercrombie & Fitch. Unlike suspectible retail investors, insiders refuse to flip to the other side and become buyers. But what do insiders know that retail doesn't...


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lunar
03.01.2011, 20:00
The US Economic Recovery In One Picture (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/01/us-economic-recovery-in-one-picture.html)

The Banks must be restrained, and the financial system reformed, with balance restored to the economy, before there can be any sustained recovery.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/TSIPQFWImaI/AAAAAAAAPg8/oLKhxx0uEaQ/s640/EmploymentRecessionsAlignedNov.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_H2DePAZe2gA/TSIPQFWImaI/AAAAAAAAPg8/oLKhxx0uEaQ/s1600/EmploymentRecessionsAlignedNov.jpg)


Posted by Jesse at 1:04 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/01/us-economic-recovery-in-one-picture.html) :verbeug

lunar
03.01.2011, 20:05
03 January 2011

Taking Private Pensions (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/01/taking-private-pensions.html)

I would have liked this article better if it had been a 'straight news story' from the Monitor, which I respect for its objectivity, and not from an associated blog with a strong bias to libertarianism, even though I might sympathize with many of their ideals.

I cannot help but notice that reforming the financial system or taxing the windfall profits from financial fraud are never considered as alternatives. Still, it brings forward some interesting facts, and touches on deep concerns held by individuals in many nations.

I suspect this search for the remnants of the people's wealth will continue by the same ravenous corporations and their friends in governments around the world.

The solution to official corruption is not burning down city hall and firing the police force. This just makes it easier for the white collar criminals behind the corruption to operate in the anarchy that follows. This is the modus operandi that has been practiced by these same institutions throughout the third world for the greater part of modern history. And now they come home to eat their own.

It is the dying ember of the efficient market hypothesis that is backed by Wall Street and its demimonde in the press and the academy, and the romantic fantasies of what used to be called 'useful idiots' who would knock down the laws to chase the devil.

The solution is in the hard work of restoring the rule of law, and taking the crooks and throwing them in jail, and their friends out of public offices. History informs us that freedom for the individual is never natural or easy given the reality of human nature in all its manifestations. Corruption is resilient. People band together for their common protection against danger, both natural and of human invention. The destruction of those bonds of commonality are always the objective of the predator class.
The Adam Smith Institute Blog (http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Adam-Smith-Institute-Blog/2011/0102/European-nations-begin-seizing-private-pensions)
European Nations Begin Seizing Private Pensions
By Jan Iwanik
January 2, 2011

People’s retirement savings are a convenient source of revenue for governments that don’t want to reduce spending or make privatizations. As most pension schemes in Europe are organised by the state, European ministers of finance have a facilitated access to the savings accumulated there, and it is only logical that they try to get a hold of this money for their own ends. In recent weeks I have noted five such attempts: Three situations concern private personal savings; two others refer to national funds.

The most striking example is Hungary, where last month the government made the citizens an offer they could not refuse. They could either remit their individual retirement savings to the state, or lose the right to the basic state pension (but still have an obligation to pay contributions for it). In this extortionate way, the government wants to gain control over $14bn of individual retirement savings.

The Bulgarian government has come up with a similar idea. $300m of private early retirement savings was supposed to be transferred to the state pension scheme. The government gave way after trade unions protested and finally only about 20% of the original plans were implemented.

A slightly less drastic situation is developing in Poland. The government wants to transfer of 1/3 of future contributions from individual retirement accounts to the state-run social security system. Since this system does not back its liabilities with stocks or even bonds, the money taken away from the savers will go directly to the state treasury and savers will lose about $2.3bn a year. The Polish government is more generous than the Hungarian one, but only because it wants to seize just 1/3 of the future savings and also allows the citizens to keep the money accumulated so far.

The fourth example is Ireland. In 2001, the National Pension Reserve Fund was brought into existence for the purpose of supporting pensions of the Irish people in the years 2025-2050. The scheme was also supposed to provide for the pensions of some public sector employees (mainly university staff). However, in March 2009, the Irish government earmarked €4bn from this fund for rescuing banks. In November 2010, the remaining savings of €2.5bn was seized to support the bailout of the rest of the country.

The final example is France. In November, the French parliament decided to earmark €33bn from the national reserve pension fund FRR to reduce the short-term pension scheme deficit. In this way, the retirement savings intended for the years 2020-2040 will be used earlier, that is in the years 2011-2024, and the government will spend the saved up resources on other purposes.

It looks like although the governments are able to enforce general participation in pension schemes, they do not seem to be the best guardians of the money accumulated there.
Posted by Jesse at 1:21 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/01/taking-private-pensions.html) :verbeug

....hmmmm - schlimme Zeiten :mad könnte uns auch treffen :oo

lunar
03.01.2011, 20:44
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Correlation Desks Gone Apeshit: Announcement Gov't To Allow 13 Oil Firms To Restart GOM Drilling Whacks... Silver??!! (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/correlation-desks-gone-wild-announcement-govt-allow-13-oil-firms-restart-gom-drilling-whacks)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/03/2011 14:27 -0500

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And then there was one... correlation desk. Following Reuters news that the US government would allow 13 oil firms to restart deep-water Gulf of Mexico drilling without the new environmental review (under certain conditions), oil drops, drillers spike... and precious metals plunge. Obviously, this is just because silver extraction is so very closely tied to how deep underwater a given jack up can reach. Record correlations may have declined, but only to be replaced with correlations that no longer make absolutely any sense. This is just how ridiculous the power of Wall Street's correlation desks is now that almost nobody is trading.



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by TruthInSunshine
on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 14:30
#844788 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/correlation-desks-gone-wild-announcement-govt-allow-13-oil-firms-restart-gom-drilling-whacks#comment-844788)
... and precious metals plunge. Just because silver extraction is so very closely tight to how deep underwater a given jack up can reach.
LMFAO! Insanity has arrived.
"May you live in interesting times."

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by FunkyMonkeyBoy
on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 14:31
#844794 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/correlation-desks-gone-wild-announcement-govt-allow-13-oil-firms-restart-gom-drilling-whacks#comment-844794)
Nothing makes logical sense anymore in this 'market' and that's the way the powers that be want it. Because logic = truth, and truth is the enemy of the powers that be. Truth is what they say it is.
Order out of Chaos.


:mad

lunar
03.01.2011, 22:00
Investor Juri Milner

Russlands starker Mann bei Facebook (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,737572,00.html)

Juri Milner ist der Web-Magnat Russlands: Er besitzt mehrere soziale Netzwerke, sein Konzern DST kontrolliert fast den gesamten heimischen Markt. Doch der Self-made-Unternehmer wollte mehr - und ist im großen Stil beim US-Konkurrenten Facebook eingestiegen. Was hat er vor? Von Benjamin Bidder, Moskau.....

.....Dass aber Milners kurzer Draht zur Usmanow oder gar zum Kreml der Grund für seine Erfolge sind, würden nicht einmal russische Regime-Gegner behaupten. "Er hat enge Beziehungen zum Kreml, doch das ist nicht sein Erfolgsgeheimnis", sagt Boris Nemzow, einer der Führer der demokratischen Opposition. "Er ist einfach weitsichtiger als andere."....mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,737572,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1094465.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26833) ]





Soziales Netzwerk: Goldman-Deal treibt Facebook-Wert auf 50 Milliarden Dollar (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,737425,00.html)
Themenseite: Das soziale Netzwerk Facebook (http://www.spiegel.de/thema/facebook/)
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...ist ja toll - also :kotzGS und Russen können jetzt Facebook kontrollieren :bad da haben sich ja zwei Typen gefunden :bad

lunar
03.01.2011, 22:02
Der Morgen beginnt mit Finsternis (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/natur/Der-Morgen-beginnt-mit-Finsternis/story/30547629)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/3/0/5/30547629/17/teaserbreit.jpg?1294087685 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/natur/Der-Morgen-beginnt-mit-Finsternis/story/30547629) Am Dienstagmorgen kann man von der Schweiz aus eine partielle Sonnenfinsternis beobachten. Wer sie verpasst, muss bis 2015 warten. Verfolgen Sie die Berichterstattung auf Tagesanzeiger.ch/Newsnetz. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/natur/Der-Morgen-beginnt-mit-Finsternis/story/30547629)
Aktualisiert vor 33 Minuten

lunar
04.01.2011, 08:39
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Byron Wien's Prediction Track Record: Zero Out Of Ten (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/byron-wiens-prediction-track-record-zero-out-ten)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/03/2011 17:06 -0500

Instead of wasting time with Byron Wien's Top 10 "predictions for 2011" we have decided to skip this latest and greatest worthless charade in prognostication, and instead we believe that presenting the list of what the man whose retirement age has come and gone, thought would happen in the past year, is a great example of why all these so called institutional Wall Street experts are nothing but two bit hacks. As may be expected, somehow Wien got exactly zero out of ten correct! The man is the contrarian indicator on Wall Street. Also keep in mind: it takes a lot of skill to be this bad.



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by theXman
on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 18:35
#845400 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/byron-wiens-prediction-track-record-zero-out-ten#comment-845400)
Looks like complete wishful thinking.

lunar
04.01.2011, 08:43
Börsen-Orakel: Sonne lässt Aktienmärkte absacken (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/boersenorakel_sonne_laesst_aktienmaerkte_absacken-985848-449)

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Die Sonnenaktivität wird ab 2013 abnehmen, was für die Aktienmärkte nichts Gutes bedeutet: Der Dow Jones könne bis 5000 Punkte absinken, sagt Markt-Analyst Charles Nenner. Seine Prognosen waren bislang recht genau......

....Seine Prognosen waren manchmal absolute Punktlandungen: 2007 sagte er das Datum der Höchstkurse voraus, vom kommenden Einbruch des US-Immobilienmarktes warnte er schon zwei Jahre zuvor. Für 2011 sagt Nenner folgendes voraus: Die Deflationstendenzen in den USA halten an, die Konjunktur werde sich für ein paar Monate aber aufhellen, die Volatilität an den Aktienmärkten bleibe hoch, Gold (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/274702/176/333) und Silber (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/274694/176/333) werden neue Höchstpreise erzielen und der Dollar (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/946681/148/333) wird gegen den Yen und den Euro (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/946681/148/333) etwas aufholen. «In echte Schwierigkeiten werden wir erst 2013 geraten.». mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/boersenorakel_sonne_laesst_aktienmaerkte_absacken-985848-449)

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lunar
04.01.2011, 09:39
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Presenting Crestmont Research's Much "Borrowed" S&P Returns Since 1920 Chart (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/presenting-crestmont-researchs-much-borrowed-sp-returns-1920-chart)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/03/2011 21:32 -0500

You have seen it it in the New York Times in a much abridged version...So here it is in the original, in both real and nominal terms. Via Ed Esterling, Crestmont Research.



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by Diogenes
on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 00:00
#845867 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/presenting-crestmont-researchs-much-borrowed-sp-returns-1920-chart#comment-845867)
'give us the explanatory notes how to interpret this colorful work.'

Tells the story of stock market returns since 1900. Right side, shows the year from 1900 at the top, to 2010 at the bottom. Top line, shows the number of years.
So, the first line shows all the years since 1900. Second line shows all the years since 1901 etc.
Colors show total return. Red for loss, pink for small loss, blue for small profit, green for profit, dark green for big profit.
So go down the list to see what would have happened if you bought the whole market in that year, and how much money you would have made or lost to date.


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....After accounting for dividends, inflation, taxes and fees, $10,000 invested at the end of 1961 would have shrunk to $6,600 by 1981. From the end of 1979 to 1999, $10,000 would have grown to $48,000.
“Market returns are more volatile than most people realize,” Mr. Easterling said, “even over periods as long as 20 years.”

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/01/02/business/20110102-metrics-graphic.html?ref=business

lunar
04.01.2011, 09:41
Only 35% of Americans Support the Afghanistan War

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Submitted by George Washington (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/george-washington) on 01/03/2011 17:35 -0500
→Washington’s Blog (http://www.washingtonsblog.com/)

Despite the government's best efforts at scaring people with overblown hype (http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/07/constitutional-expert-government-was.html)



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Only 35% (http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/12/28/rel17m.pdf) of all Americans support the Afghanistan war, according to a new CNN poll.

Americans are finally starting to wake up ...

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http://www.zerohedge.com/article/only-35-americans-support-afghanistan-war

lunar
04.01.2011, 10:08
Monday, January 3, 2011

Late Monday Update

First of all, a big thanks to everyone as we had our biggest day yet. Almost 19,000 pageviews!! An utterly amazing number. Seriously, I'm speechless. Thank you. I'm glad you're all enjoying this forum.
Second, I apologize for the infrequency of posts today. We are opening another business this week and it is taking a lot of time. This entire week will be busy but I'll try to post as often as possible.

After the disgusting shenanigans in the silver market this afternoon, price has rebounded about 30 cents or so from the lows. As you know by now, I like to study charts at night to look for clues that might foreshadow the next move. I found two things for you to consider. First, let's re-visit our old friend, the USDX. Recall last week how the "umbrella" formation we found accurately predicted a rather significant drop all the way to 79 on the Mar11 contract. We expected a bounce from there and then some consolidation and, well, whaddayaknow, we got just that. Now, the question is, what's next? Take a look at the updated chart:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yrnL7w7J_ps/TSKmXunWl8I/AAAAAAAAAJA/huF3wkzyzrs/s320/Mon%2524.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yrnL7w7J_ps/TSKmXunWl8I/AAAAAAAAAJA/huF3wkzyzrs/s1600/Mon%2524.jpg)
Rarely will you see a more perfect umbrella. I had a hunch we'd rally back to 79.80 or so and we made it to 79.73 very early this morning. That's close enough and if we keep failing now and trending lower, the 79.02 low of last Friday will give way and from there we'll head to 78.50 in short order. From there its down to 78 and even 77. Well, you can imagine that this might be rather constructive to PM prices so watch the 79 level very closely......

http://tfmetalsreport.blogspot.com/2011/01/late-monday-update.html

lunar
04.01.2011, 10:10
Und plötzlich guckt die Sonne doch noch durch die Wolkendecke (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/natur/Und-ploetzlich-guckt-die-Sonne-doch-noch-durch-die-Wolkendecke/story/30547629)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/3/0/5/30547629/52/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1294132113 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/natur/Und-ploetzlich-guckt-die-Sonne-doch-noch-durch-die-Wolkendecke/story/30547629) Tagesanzeiger.ch/Newsnetz berichtet laufend aus der Sternwarte Falera über die Sonnenfinsternis. Der Höhepunkt der Finsternis war durch die Wolken verdeckt. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/natur/Und-ploetzlich-guckt-die-Sonne-doch-noch-durch-die-Wolkendecke/story/30547629)

Von Matthias Chapman (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/matthias-chapman/s.html), Jan Derrer (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/jan-derrer/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 3 Minuten Update folgt...




Sonnenfinsternis über Mitteleuropa (http://Sonnenfinsternis%20%C3%BCber%20Mitteleuropa)

lunar
04.01.2011, 10:30
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Mysteriöser Mord

US-Militärexperte tot auf Müllkippe gefunden (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,737613,00.html)

Grausiger Fund im Bundesstaat Delaware: Ein führender Militärexperte der US-Regierung ist tot auf einer Müllkippe entdeckt worden. Der 66-jährige John Wheeler war jahrelang Berater im Pentagon - die Polizei geht von einem Mord aus. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,737613,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26851) ]


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John Wheeler Murder: Delaware Police Investigating Death Of Ex-Reagan, Bush Aide (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/03/john-wheeler-murder-delaw_n_803735.html)
AP/The Huffington Post - 01/03/2011 01:53 PM DOVER, Del. — Police in Delaware searched for clues Monday in the death of John Wheeler III, a former Army officer who served in Republican administrations and helped lead efforts to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington. The body of Wheeler, 66, was discovered on New Year's ...

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Jack Wheeler was a kind, smart, intense and yet also humble. Jack hired me to run the National Campaign for Hearing Health in 2000. He was passionate and tireless. More often than not, I received emails with suggestion*s and feedback at all hours of the night. He was a good person, a family man. Jack went out of his way to help my husband when he was changing careers and getting his MBA, despite all his other commitment*s to different causes and his family. This is a horrible, heartbreak*ing, unspeakabl*e tragedy. To Jack and the Wheeler Family: “My peace is gone, my heart is heavy.” -- Goethe

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He was CEO of MADD and cared about people. Lets hope they nail his killers...*there are too many of the good ones like him mysterious*ly dying and his story needs to come out one way or another.

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"The Long Grey Line" was a great book. It never got the attention it should have. I read it so long ago, I had forgotten that Wheeler was one of the prominent subjects. (Scruggs, I remembered more clearly) Too bad about Wheeler. No one deserves that kind of fate, but it's really sad when it happens to someone who has been through what he has.

lunar
04.01.2011, 10:43
Politik: 4. Januar 2011, 08:47

Iran bietet Besichtigung seiner Atomanlagen an (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/iran_bietet_besichtigung_seiner_atomanlagen_an_1.8980290.html)

Teheran brüskiert mit Einladung an Europäer und Russland die USA

http://www.nzz.ch/images/iran_urananreicherung_natanz_natans_2_lead_1.8980355.1294127465.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/iran_bietet_besichtigung_seiner_atomanlagen_an_1.8980290.html)Vor Beginn einer neuen Verhandlungsrunde über sein umstrittenes Atomprogramm hat Iran ausgewählten Staaten eine Besichtigung von Nuklearanlagen angeboten. Zu den Eingeladenen zählen die EU, Russland, China, arabische Staaten und Entwicklungsländer, nicht aber die USA. ...

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lunar
04.01.2011, 11:11
Die Orcas singen Mundart

Grosse Schwertwale schwimmen nicht stumm durchs Meer, sondern verständigen sich mit ihrer Familie durch Gesänge. Forscher haben nun festgestellt, dass sie sogar die Dialekte anderer Familien nachahmen können.

Von Barbara Reye

In der Meerenge nahe Vancouver Island lebt der als blutrünstiger Killerwal bekannte Orca sehr friedlich. Dort jagt er keine grossen Beutetiere wie Robben, Wale oder Delfine, die er auf grausame Art und Weise tötet, sondern Fisch. «Die von uns beobachteten Orcas fressen vor allem Lachs, sind an der Küste ortsansässig, und ihre Jungen bleiben ein Leben lang bei der Mutter», sagt die Biologin Brigitte Weiß von der Universität Wien, die für ihre Dissertation die Tiere an Kanadas Westküste untersucht hat.

Der Orca oder Grosse Schwertwal ist die grösste Delfinart der Welt. Wenn die massigen, tonnenschweren Tiere auf offener See ihre eleganten Sprünge machen, fallen sie durch ihre originelle Schwarzweissfärbung und ihre mächtige Rückenflosse von bis zu 1,7 Metern auf. Nicht zu sehen, dafür aber je nach Frequenz und Entfernung mehr oder weniger gut zu hören ist, was Orcas unter Wasser treiben.

Pfeifen in hohen Tönen

Da die Sicht im durch Wind aufgepeitschten Meer schlecht ist, verständigen sich die Tiere mit Tönen. Dabei pfeifen, quietschen oder klicken sie unterschiedlich laut und lang. Bekannt sind solche Rufe vor allem beim Grossen Tümmler, der ebenfalls zu den Delfinen gehört und durch die Fernsehserie «Flipper» berühmt geworden ist.

Mit Unterwassermikrofonen des OrcaLabs hat die Wiener Forscherin auf einer Fläche von 50 Quadratkilometern die Gesänge der Orcas mehrere Sommer lang belauscht. Dabei hat sie 30 000 Rufe aufgenommen und ausgewertet. Wenn es möglich war, versuchte sie, die geräuschmachende Familie anhand individueller Muster der Rückenflosse zu identifizieren. Auf diese Weise liess sich der Laut einem bestimmten Clan zuordnen.

Sprachschatz von 20 «Wörtern»

Dabei stellte sich unter anderem heraus, dass Orcas tatsächlich in Dialekten kommunizieren, die sich umso stärker ähneln, je näher die Tiere verwandt sind. Das Besondere ist, dass die Orcas, anders als etwa die Riffbarsche, die ebenfalls Dialekte haben, sich im geografisch gleichen Gebiet aufhalten. «Sie behalten ihre Mundart und vermischen die unterschiedlichen Dialekte nicht», erklärt der Akustikexperte Friedrich Ladich von der Universität Wien, der die Dissertation über die Gesänge der Orcas an der Küste vor Vancouver Island wissenschaftlich betreut hat.

Dennoch sind Orcas in der Lage, die Rufe anderer Familienclans zu imitieren. Allerdings würde dies nur selten vorkommen, sagt die Forscherin, deren Ergebnisse im Journal «Marine Mammal Science» online veröffentlicht worden sind. Bisher hätte man solche Rufimitationen bei Meeressäugern nur von Grossen Tümmlern gekannt.

Das Sprachrepertoire der Orcas ist relativ klein. «Im übertragenen Sinn benutzen Orcas etwa 20 Wörter, verwenden davon aber nur 12 bis 14 regelmässig», erklärt Brigitte Weiss. Sie setzen diese zum Beispiel für unterschiedliche Situationen bei der Jagd oder Paarung ein. Warum sie die Rufe einer anderen Familie nachahmen, sei bisher unklar. Es könnte sein, um Kontakt mit Artgenossen aus einem anderen Clan aufzunehmen. Oder einfach aus Spass, ähnlich wie ein Kind, das aus Freude an der Sache auch etwas nachbrabbele.

Damit Orcas überhaupt Laute erzeugen können, haben sie spezielle Membranen – ähnlich unseren Stimmbändern. Diese Struktur im Nasengang wird durch das hin- und herpressen von Luft in Schwingungen versetzt. Die dabei erzeugten Laute unterschiedlicher Frequenz sind je nach Wasserbedingungen sogar zehn Kilometer weit hörbar.

Bei Meeressäugern zeigen Buckelwale die komplexesten Stimmäusserungen, da sie viele Laute hervorbringen und kombinieren können. «Im Gegensatz zum Orca benutzen Buckelwale zur Produktion von Tönen höchstwahrscheinlich ihren Kehlkopf», sagt Friedrich Ladich. Der Gesang der Buckelwale besteht aus Strophen, die sich regelmässig wiederholen und im Laufe der Jahre verändern. Mit einer Lautstärke von 190 Dezibel gehören sie zu den grössten Lärmmachern im Tierreich. Aber auch ein Orca kann bis zu 170 Dezibel laut rufen. «Das ist extrem laut», sagt Brigitte Weiß. Es entspreche, auf Werte in der Luft umgerechnet, einem startenden Flugzeug.

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lunar
04.01.2011, 12:19
Manning-Wired Controversy Heats Up (http://www.thedailybell.com/1653/Manning-Wired-Controversy-Heats-Up.html)


Tuesday, January 04, 2011 – by Staff Report

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Wired's refusal to release or comment on the Manning chat logs ... Wired posted a two-part response to my criticisms of its conduct in reporting on the arrest of PFC Bradley Manning and the key role played in that arrest by Adrian Lamo. I wrote about this topic twice -- first back in June and then again on Monday. The first part of Wired's response was from Wired.com Editor-in-Chief Evan Hansen, and the second is from its Senior Editor Kevin Poulsen. Both predictably hurl all sorts of invective at me as a means of distracting attention from the central issue, the only issue that matters: their refusal to release or even comment on what is the central evidence in what is easily one of the most consequential political stories of this year, at least. – Glenn Greenwald at Salon

Dominant Social Theme: It's all right, Ma. Let's move along. Nothing to see here.

Free-Market Analysis: What to do with Glenn Greenwald? This openly gay columnist for Salon may be the most gutsy mainstream reporter in America, and he's in the middle of another battle – questioning Wired magazine reporters over why they will not release the transcripts they have of PFC Bradley Manning and his dialogue with hacker-turned-informant Adrian Lamo.

.....We, too, would tend to believe that the whole truth is not being told regarding Manning. But we think it's more complicated than this. In numerous articles we have explored the idea that Assange is being used, knowingly or not, to disseminate information that can justify more Internet censorship, while whipping up additional nationalistic xenophobia that helps the powers-that-be justify further wars, perhaps with Iran.

Within this context, Manning fits right in. Manning supposedly downloaded 250,000 documents onto a small drive while singing along to Lady Gaga, or so we are told. He turned them over to WikiLeaks somehow and WikiLeaks has been leaking them ever since. The Manning narrative closes the circle. If one analyzes WikiLeaks-as-psyops, the Manning tale is a satisfactory one. It has been reported that Manning was in a "bad place" when he delivered the information to WikiLeaks. Thus Manning is no Nathan Hale crying "give me liberty or give me death." This is a sad, gay soldier jilted by his lover and taking the opportunity during a Lady Gaga sing-along, to download secret information.

There is a lesson to be drawn from this or so US intelligence may hope: "Gays are unstable and will, when unhinged, damage national security at the drop of a hat. It is very unfortunate that a sociopath like Julian Assange had created a facility that enabled Manning's rage." ... Assange's tale is just as convenient in our view: "A tall, handsome blond stranger, living out of a string of hotels and borrowed flats changes the world with WikiLeaks by making nations accountable to their citizens." It's a Robin Hood versus Nottingham narrative and perhaps a tad too good to be true.

Greenwald would not see the points we're making here about Assange, in whom he believes. However, he does seem to think that Manning is not what he appears to be. In the article excerpted above, which appeared over the weekend, he spends a good deal of time going over the inconsistencies in Lamo's story. Turns out – and Greenwald seems to prove it – that Lamo has explained how he came to meet Manning two or three different ways. He spent time speaking directly to Greenwald about Manning, but when Greenwald checked other sources it became clear that Lamo had told different tales. It doesn't help Lamo's credibility that he was institutionalized for several months before "meeting" Manning (due to depression) and becoming the repository of Manning's secrets......

.....The Manning case is no Dreyfus affair, thus far. But there are too many episodes these days in which American intel agencies seem to create false flag situations. FBI agents have admitted that some of the "terrorist" episodes that have taken place in America lately have been, in a sense, fabricated. The justification is that those involved are given multiple opportunities to opt out. But there is a fine line between investigating a potential terrorist incident and facilitating it in order to justify one's institutional existence......

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:gruebel das scheint eine verzwickte Angelegenheit zu sein :rolleyes

lunar
04.01.2011, 16:22
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Fraudclosure Settlement Imminent (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fraudclosure-settlement-imminent)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/04/2011 06:57 -0500

To all those who penned lengthy essays and activist missives to various law enforcement and judicial organizations in 2010 over the fraudclosure fiasco, we have one word: condolences. According to Bloomberg, which cited Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, "The five largest mortgage loan servicers, including Bank of America Corp and JPMorgan Chase & Co may be the first to settle with 50 state attorneys general who are investigating foreclosure practices." It appears these attorneys general were all sequestered and advised of the now-traditional M.A.D. apocalypse that would follow if this latest iteration of Wall Street's corner cutting was pursued by the full extent of the law. In other words what many have claimed is the biggest fraud in MBS history is about to be swept under the rug in exchange for 30 pieces of silver wrtistslaps. In the meantime, disclosure such as that revealed by Allstate, which virtually proves that Bank of America was lying outright to investors about its portfolio quality, will be made irrelevant, and yet one more aspect of TBTF fraud will be institutionalized.



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by MarketTruth
on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 08:37
#846211 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fraudclosure-settlement-imminent#comment-846211)
And why is anyone surprised about this settlement? You MUST COUNT ON the fraud as part of the equasion. The government, regulatorsm law officials, journalists/newspaper and judicial syetm is comletely 'captured' by the private members who own the Federal Reserve.
"Give me control of a nations money supply, and I care not who makes it’s laws." -- Mayer Amschel Rothschild (one of the men who created the central banking scheme as used in many countries today)


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by Azannoth
on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 07:03
#846093 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fraudclosure-settlement-imminent#comment-846093)
Typical law onyl applies to the 'Little Guy', time to get out of Doge!

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by ak_khanna
on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 07:04
#846094 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fraudclosure-settlement-imminent#comment-846094)
What a lovely arrangemen*t. Make Billions in profits rigging the markets and then pay millions in fine and continue doing the same.
Would the regulators extend me the same rules if I robbed one of the Too Big to Fail and then pay 5% of my collection*s as Fine for the crime.

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by MsCreant
on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 07:42
#846146 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fraudclosure-settlement-imminent#comment-846146)
Got this MarketWatch article from Mish. It ain't over for BoA.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/for-b-of-a-mortgage-put-backs-arent-over-2011-01-03?pagenumber=1

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by Kina
on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 09:47
#846344 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fraudclosure-settlement-imminent#comment-846344)
These banksters have raped your wives, pissed in your faces, murder your children and now intend to make you lick their boots.
What a fucked up place, where crime is never crime if committed by a bankster or friend thereof, where Senators, AGs, Regulators are owned by banksters from cradle to grave. The ruling classes are the real terrorists, and against other Americans.
Slavery your way cometh.
Only the most massive black swan is going to save you guys. And if the SHTF do the ruling class think soldiers, police, the national guard are going rise up with ordinary Americans or on the side of the slave traders? Hint, all these guys are ordinary people with mortgages thorougly fucked over by the banksters as well.
At least the Romans knew to pay the army well, give them land..
Glad Im far far away, with my gold and silver and supplies.


....also wirklich so viel essen wie man da :kotz muss geht nimmer :gomad

lunar
04.01.2011, 16:51
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Put-To-Call Schizophrenia: Three Month High Followed By Three Month Low, A Never Before Seen Event (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/put-call-schizophrenia-three-month-high-followed-three-month-low-never-seen-event)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/04/2011 10:33 -0500

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After a few hours ago (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/put-call-ratio-unexpectedly-jumps-three-month-high-sp-makes-new-highs) we highlighted that on Friday the put to call ratio surged to a three month high, it was only natural, in this hollow sham of a market which is now entirely dominated by two or three traders, for us to get confirmation that not only did the Put to call ratio plunge on Monday but it did so with gusto: falling to a fresh three month low, an event which according to Sentiment Trader has never occurred before. Welcome to market schizophrenia you can believe in.



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by SheepDog-One
on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 10:43
#846513 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/put-call-schizophrenia-three-month-high-followed-three-month-low-never-seen-event#comment-846513)
That all time high chart showed up only an hour ago...60 minutes later and now its all time low? Never seen more manic depressive lunacy ever.

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by Bartanist
on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 10:45
#846517 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/put-call-schizophrenia-three-month-high-followed-three-month-low-never-seen-event#comment-846517)
The put/call ratio makes sense if that is the way to play the Fed moves. My guess is that there is a trade that is working but it is not publicized.

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by goldmiddelfinger
on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 10:47
#846524 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/put-call-schizophrenia-three-month-high-followed-three-month-low-never-seen-event#comment-846524)
While it's amusing that 2 or 3 traders swing the count around intraday, the 10 dma tells a clearer story of where the conviction lies.


....die Herde lässt sich wohl alles gefallen :schaf

lunar
04.01.2011, 18:54
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Market Commentary From Russ Certo On Complacency, "Year End Illiquidity In The New Year" And Risk Correlation (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/market-commentary-russ-certo-complacency-year-end-illiquidity-new-year-and-risk-correlation)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/04/2011 11:44 -0500

From Russ Certo of Gleacher: "Why today would gold reverse by $40? And silver down 4$ and the entire complex go for sale. Why is the Swiss Franc off near 2% in a loss of quality flight? Why are all things risk correlated? Is it that UK surprised with largest manufacturing increase since early 90s and we, therefore, don’t need simulative central bank policies? Is it a significant risk reduction in front of the FOMC minutes at 2pm today? I dunno."


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lunar
04.01.2011, 19:14
..ist zu gut :supi :cool



SQuiDFaCe

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Man beachte Bernakes Profilpic! :rofl

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lunar
04.01.2011, 20:36
....man weiss ja nie :rolleyes :confused :nw


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Laszlo Birinyi's September 4, 2013 S&P Target: 2,854 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/laszlo-birinyis-september-4-2013-sp-target-2854)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/04/2011 12:54 -0500

Laszlo Birinyi, the Hungarian famous for discovering such curious novel uses for a ruler such as i.e., a stock price forecast device, has just officially reached over into the twilight zone and pulled out his forecast for the S&P for 2013, September 4th to be precise, not 3rd not 5th, and it is, hold on to your hats, 2,854, or well over a double in just over 3 years. Bloomberg clarifies this particular prediction which is either pure idiocy or even purer brilliance: "While this ‘forecast’ is fraught with potential pitfalls, unseen events and caveats,” investors should be optimistic about the U.S. stock market, given its history, Birinyi wrote." While not sure what particular history Birinyi is referring to, it most likely is not the 50%+ plunge in the market in a year and a half, when it became all too clear for a few brief days, that the entire global financial system is one big ponzi.


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lunar
04.01.2011, 21:39
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Are German Banks Next To Seek Putback Claims From Bank Of America? (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/are-german-banks-next-seek-putback-claims-bank-america)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/04/2011 15:18 -0500

While everyone has been focusing on American institutions over the past several months looking for entities that may have claims on Bank of America and other domestic banks which have misrepresented their mortgage portfolios, a question that nobody is asking is why are European, and specifically German banks, not joining the fray? After all, when it came to finding idiot investors, Goldman et al's rolodex would always immediately jump to those in the Ruhr and Rhine valleys. And sure enough, as many German (Landes)banks ended up on the receiving end of Wall Street innovation, and thus bankrupt, it has been shocking that very little initiative has been demonstrated by German investors who lost most or all of their capital when subject banks ended up purchasing misrepresented securities. All this may be changing soon (see below). But even if it isn't, a key question is just what leverage does America have over Germany to prevent the country from pursuing rightful putback demands against the mortgage banks. Our guess: those lovely FX lines from Benny and the Inkjets. After all recall that the Swiss tax disclosure was the quid pro quo in exchange for the unlimited Fed credit facility to the SNB when the country was on the verge, and when UBS needed a bad bank to make sure the Swiss giant survived.


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lunar
04.01.2011, 22:01
SVP-Werber soll Waffeninitiative bodigen (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/SVPWerber-soll-Waffeninitiative-bodigen/story/19530462)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/9/5/19530462/18/teaserbreit.jpg?1294174256 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/SVPWerber-soll-Waffeninitiative-bodigen/story/19530462) Er kreierte für die SVP die Schäfchenplakate und kämpft nun auf der Seite des Komitees gegen die Waffeninitiative: Der deutsche Werber Alexander Segert appelliert dabei an Schweizer Werte. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/SVPWerber-soll-Waffeninitiative-bodigen/story/19530462)

Aktualisiert um 20:40 Uhr

:rolleyes ausgerechnet ein Deutscher :kopf

lunar
04.01.2011, 22:02
Politik: 4. Januar 2011, 21:54

Budapest verschärft den Ton gegenüber Brüssel (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/budapest_verschaerft_den_ton_gegenueber_bruessel_1.8990224.html)

Ungarn verteidigt das neue Mediengesetz

http://www.nzz.ch/images/pressefreiheit_ungarn_lead_1.8973554.1294055458.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/budapest_verschaerft_den_ton_gegenueber_bruessel_1.8990224.html)Der Streit zwischen der EU-Kommission und Ungarn um das neue Mediengesetz spitzt sich zu. Während die EU- Kommission Sanktionen gegen Budapest nicht mehr ausschliesst, hält die ungarische Regierung an ihrer Position fest und verteidigt die umstrittene Gesetzgebung. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/budapest_verschaerft_den_ton_gegenueber_bruessel_1.8990224.html)


:mad

Hoka
04.01.2011, 23:11
eiK_RF3ioRw

This time, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, about the US State Department's genetically modified retaliation against France, more missing billions in Afghanistan and shopping frenzies in Britain. In the second half of the show, Max talks to author and blogger, James Howard Kunstler, about shopping stampedes and revolutionary times.

lunar
05.01.2011, 09:19
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Maxine Waters Denounces Bank of America - GSE Putback Deal As Taxpayer "Giveaway" (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/maxine-waters-denounces-bank-america-gse-putback-deal-taxpayer-giveaway)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/04/2011 17:39 -0500

While we frequently make fun at Maxine Waters, and often for good reason, in this case the Congressional Democrat is spot on: the member of the House Financial Services Committee has denounced the BofA-GSE settlement as nothing more than a "backdoor bailout" funded by taxpayers, precisely as disclosed yesterday in the exhaustive Forbes piece that is a must read.


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lunar
05.01.2011, 09:31
....This time, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, about the US State Department's genetically modified retaliation against France, more missing billions in Afghanistan and shopping frenzies in Britain. In the second half of the show, Max talks to author and blogger, James Howard Kunstler, about shopping stampedes and revolutionary times.

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1360955#post1360955)
....wie immer - ich begreife nicht, dass die Menschen :schafdas alles so über sich ergehen lassen und wenn dann mal alles kippt sind alle :schaferstaunt - WikiLeaks ist auch nicht mehr in den Headlines :( Obama ist wirklich eine Enttäuschung :(

lunar
05.01.2011, 09:41
Kohle-Investoren riechen das Katastrophengeschäft

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/news/120/7699_Australien%5FFlut%5F%C3%9Cberschwemmung.jpg
04.01.11, 16:45
Die Flutkatastrophe in Australien hat die Rohstoff-Märkte in Aufregung versetzt: Der Future auf Kohlelieferungen schiesst in die Höhe und Aktien von Kohleförderern wie Xstrata steigen weiter. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/kohleinvestoren_riechen_das_katastrophengeschaeft-986682-771)

:rolleyes

lunar
05.01.2011, 10:33
....Sushi/Sashimi usw. sind seit längerer Zeit von meinem Speisezettel verbannt :oo

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-166694-thumb-qlbu.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,737829,00.html) Rekordpreis

Japaner ersteigern Riesenthunfisch für 300.000 Euro (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,737829,00.html)

Wenn es um Meeresgetier geht, kennen Japans Kulinariker weder Maß noch Höchstpreis. Bei einer Versteigerung wurde ein Blauflossenthunfisch für fast eine Drittelmillion Euro verkauft, ein Rekordwert. Nun wird er in Tokio und Hongkong zu Edelsushi zerschnippelt. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,737829,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26901) ]




Fotostrecke: Japans Lieblingsmeeresgetier (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-63244.html)

lunar
05.01.2011, 10:39
KULTUR (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/#ref=ressortblock)


http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-166708-thumbsmall-mkah.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/0,1518,737836,00.html) "Baker Street"-Sänger: Gerry Rafferty ist tot (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/0,1518,737836,00.html)

Ein Radio-Dauerbrenner und Engtanz-Hit: Mit "Baker Street" schuf Gerry Rafferty 1978 einen Popklassiker. Nun ist der britische Singer-Songwriter im Alter von 63 Jahren gestorben. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/0,1518,737836,00.html)

WkS169P_Eeo

....ich mochte dieses Lied immer, erinnert mich an "alte" Zeiten in NY - obwohl die BakerStreet in London liegt ;) :)

lunar
05.01.2011, 10:53
+++ EILMELDUNG +++

Hersteller lieferte 3000 Tonnen verseuchtes Futterfett aus (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/service/0,1518,737869,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-166699-panoV9free-jwge.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/service/0,1518,737869,00.html)

Der Dioxin-Skandal weitet sich aus: Nach Angaben der Bundesregierung sind bis zu 3000 Tonnen des belasteten Futterfetts hergestellt worden - deutlich mehr, als zuvor bekannt. Ins Ausland wurde die gepanschte Ware nicht verkauft, wohl aber an 25 deutsche Futtermittelfirmen. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/service/0,1518,737869,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1101814.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26858) ] :bad

lunar
05.01.2011, 10:58
3zdFgvwqKfY&feature

Crime and Crime - das scheint eine ...hmmmm zwei sehr unterschiedliche Angelegenheiten zu sein :gomad

lunar
05.01.2011, 17:09
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Services ISM Beats Expectations While Drop In Employment Index Confirms ADP Beat Was An Aberration (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/services-ism-beats-expectations-while-employment-index-confirms-adp-beat-was-aberation)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/05/2011 10:42 -0500

Following the too good to be true ADP number, the December Services ISM number (http://www.ism.ws/ISMReport/NonMfgROB.cfm)came at 57.1 on a 55.7 consensus and an improvement from November's 55- a multi-year high. Yet the usual casual glance behind the scenes confirms once again that disparate economic data series are in complete contradiction with each other: the employment index declined from 52.7 to 50.5, which makes absolutely no sense in light of the alleged surge on ADP service-related jobs. Even Goldman has nothing good to say: "The decline in the employment index, however, suggests that the strong ADP employment number has considerable statistical distortion and should therefore be interpreted with care."But such is life when one runs a ministry of truth with far too many controllable variables. Furthermore, the economic growth through inventory accumulation is continuing, as inventories increased from 51.5 to 52.5. And most importantly for EPS numbers, kiss those margins good bye: prices paid increased from 63.2 to 70.0.




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by vote_libertaria...
on Wed, 01/05/2011 - 10:48
#849283 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/services-ism-beats-expectations-while-employment-index-confirms-adp-beat-was-aberation#comment-849283)
The guy from ADP was releasing the number on CNBC. As soon as he gave the number he said it looked odd and gave 4 or 5 reasons why it may not be as high as it seems.
Some of his reasons included a 5 week period vs the usual 4 (with a late Black Friday), acctg changes(?), their EOY catch-up adjustments, etc..

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by Azannoth
on Wed, 01/05/2011 - 10:54
#849303 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/services-ism-beats-expectations-while-employment-index-confirms-adp-beat-was-aberation#comment-849303)
So they put All the adjustments for the whole year in 1 month report and got +200k jobs, cool can we get back to PM hoarding now ?

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by scratch_and_sniff
on Wed, 01/05/2011 - 10:55
#849287 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/services-ism-beats-expectations-while-employment-index-confirms-adp-beat-was-aberation#comment-849287)
Friday beckons, i say hold on to your hats, its going to be a hairy one. He is quick to point to the distortion of the ADP, but couldn't it be the ISM thats distorted?

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by Kina
on Wed, 01/05/2011 - 10:51
#849296 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/services-ism-beats-expectations-while-employment-index-confirms-adp-beat-was-aberation#comment-849296)
"The decline in the employment index, however, suggests that the strong ADP employment number has considerable statistical distortion and should therefore be interpreted with care."
Code for 'its complete bullshit manufactured to order' to suite today's kubuki dance.

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by Boilermaker
on Wed, 01/05/2011 - 10:53
#849300 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/services-ism-beats-expectations-while-employment-index-confirms-adp-beat-was-aberation#comment-849300)
Look at the effort to push the markets higher. Every downward movement is pushed back to parity over and over.
I don't know how anybody with any education can't see that it's completely artificial. I really don't

lunar
05.01.2011, 17:38
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Foto: REUTERS

See-Drama

Putin gibt den Eisbrecher (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,737943,00.html)

500 Seeleute sitzen im Packeis vor Russland fest - und Wladimir Putin führt medienwirksam das Kommando des Rettungseinsatzes. Früher hatte der Regierungschef dafür plädiert, das Krisenmanagement Profis zu überlassen. Von Benjamin Bidder, Moskau mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,737943,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1101858.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=26939) ]

Heute, 16:57 #3 (http://forum.spiegel.de/showpost.php?p=6907772&postcount=3) lemming51 (http://forum.spiegel.de/member.php?u=129036)
Huh.....
Wie schön, Genosse Putin macht wieder mal einen auf omnipräsenten Medienstar. Da soll doch keiner behaupten, in Russland würde nicht vom Westen gelernt.
Hoffentlich hilfts den Seeleuten richtig..................

(http://forum.spiegel.de/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=6907772)

lunar
05.01.2011, 18:02
...vielleicht bekommt er ja wirklich einen Job :cool zu gönnen wäre es ihm :)

'Golden-Voiced' Homeless Man Becomes An Overnight YouTube Star (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/golden-voiced-homeless-ma_n_804471.html)

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/234056/thumbs/s-HOMELESS-MAN-large300.jpg (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/golden-voiced-homeless-ma_n_804471.html)


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/golden-voiced-homeless-ma_n_804471.html
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| Homelessness (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/homelessness)

lunar
05.01.2011, 18:12
Aus Sonne und Wasser wird Benzin: So funktionerts (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/technik/Aus-Sonne-und-Wasser-wird-Benzin-So-funktionerts/story/10677947)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/0/6/10677947/13/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1294247064 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/technik/Aus-Sonne-und-Wasser-wird-Benzin-So-funktionerts/story/10677947) ETH-Doktorand Philipp Furler zeigt Tagesanzeiger.ch/Newsnetz, wie der Solarreaktor der ETH Zürich funktioniert. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/technik/Aus-Sonne-und-Wasser-wird-Benzin-So-funktionerts/story/10677947)

Von Jan Derrer (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/jan-derrer/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 11 Minuten 19 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/technik/Aus-Sonne-und-Wasser-wird-Benzin-So-funktionerts/story/10677947#kommentar)



Man nehme Sonne, Wasser und Kohlendioxid (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/technik/Aus-Sonne-und-Wasser-wird-Benzin-So-funktionerts/story/10677947)


Benzin aus Wasser, CO2 und Sonnenlicht (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/technik/Benzin-aus-Wasser-COsub2sub-und-Sonnenlicht-/story/27711814)
«Ein sensationeller Fortschritt» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/technik/Ein-sensationeller-Fortschritt/story/31730396)
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.....dann kann ja Öl-Peak kommen :oo;)

lunar
05.01.2011, 18:25
....vielleicht ist ja jemand interessiert :confused ich kenne den Herrn nicht :oo

NNR : Der Crash kommt, was kann ich tun? Heute 20.00 Uhr (http://www.wirtschaftsfacts.de/?p=10823)

By Jens Blecker | Januar 5, 2011

Der Crash ist nach mathematischer Sicht nicht abzuwenden. Wir beschäftigen uns viel damit, die Gründe für einen Crash und den Weg dorthin zu dokumentieren. Bei den letzten Sendungen von Net-News-Radio wurde immer wieder die Frage nach Lösungen für die einzelnen gefragt und so entschlossen wir uns, dieses in der nächsten Sendung zu Thematisieren.

Heute soll die erste Sendung des Formats “Info-Schall” ausgestrahlt werden um 20.00 Uhr. Der Name setzt sich zusammen aus dem Namen Infokriegernews und dem von Lars Schall. Diese Sendung soll jeden Mittwoch ausgestrahlt werden und eine Dauer von einer Stunde haben.

Link zum Radiostream : http://infokriegernews.de:8000/radio128.mp3.m3u
(http://infokriegernews.de:8000/radio128.mp3.m3u)
Der Studiogast der heutigen Sendung ist der Erfolgsautor Günter Hannich. Er hat viele Bücher geschrieben, die sich um die kommende Krise und eigene Lösungen drehen. Wir werden versuchen nicht auf das Thema wie rette ich mein Vermögen zu expandieren, sondern wie Rette ich meinen Hintern, wenn ich kein Vermögen habe?

lunar
05.01.2011, 19:05
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SHIBOR: We Have A Liquidity Problem (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/shibor-we-have-liquidity-problem)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 01/05/2011 12:27 -0500
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In our now globally accepted bizarro world, where problems are priced in before they even appear, disclosing swans of assorted colors becomes a moot point. After all, all the bad news in the universe couldn't possibly matter as long as the irrational exuberance persists. That the higher stocks go, the farther they will crash eventually (and for those with their finger on the sell buttong, good luck selling into a bidless market) is a given, but maybe, just maybe the laws of gravity are different this time. On the other hand, maybe they are not. For those who are convinced that no matter the amount of data fudging, accounting fraud, and dollar debasement that the Fed endorses, nature will eventually take its course, may want to take a look at the below chart of 1 week, 1 and 3 month SHIBOR. In a nutshell: there is no marginal liquidity left in the world's fastest growing economy. Eventually this will dawn on the world. Until then, BTFD.


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lunar
05.01.2011, 19:22
Warum Banker so viel Geld verdienen (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/warum_banker_so_viel_geld_verdienen-986837-449)

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/news/235/6883_Dougan%5FBrady%5FCredit%5FSuisse%5FCS.jpg 05.01.11, 11:35

In der Finanzindustrie werden die höchsten Löhne bezahlt. Eine befriedigende Erklärung gibt es dafür nicht. Studien lassen vermuten, dass die Gehälter sinken werden. Regulierung und Lohnniveau hängen eng zusammen. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/warum_banker_so_viel_geld_verdienen-986837-449)


http://www.cash.ch/css/cssimg/icons/img_href.gifBasler Ausschuss will Transparenz bei Boni (http://www.cash.ch/news/alle/basler_ausschuss_will_transparenz_bei_boni-984972-448)


A. Meier 05.01.2011, 10:36Geringes Kostenbewusstsein der Kunden! Anlagefonds, die fast alle deutlich über 1,0% p.a. kosten statt ETFs. Immer noch unglaublich hohe Courtagen und Depotgebühren. Dabei gäbe es sogar in der Schweiz günstige Direktbanken (was ist denn das?). Allgemein der Glaube an die hohe Beratungsleistung eines Bankers und der Glaube, dass man in der Geldanlage eine so individuelle und massgeschneiderte Lösung haben muss. Dabei ist ein guter Steuerberater viel wichtiger als ein guter Banker! Und solche sucht man besser ausserhalb einer Bank (die Dreibuchstaben-Bank ;-> lässt grüssen). Leider können die Banken mit "innovativen" Produkten die Kosten gut verstecken: Zertifikate, Derivate, strukturierte Produkte, alternative Anlagen. Die Anleger wollen ja sportlich sein und verfallen zuerst einer Selbstüberschätzung und dann einer Täuschung. Der Banker ist schlau genug und verhilft zur Selbsttäuschung ohne sich juristisch schmutzig zu machen. Der Staat schaut zu und profitiert sogar noch dabei indirekt. Oder der Staat "subventioniert" eine Vorsorgelösung und der Banker kassiert über eine überteuerte Gebühr die Subvention und tröstet den Kunden mit der tollen Steuerersparnis (die er dann über eine andere Steuer wieder zurückzahlen muss). In der Volksschule lernt man über Geld eigentlich nichts, dort steht Wilhelm Tell auf dem Plan und Rechnungen mit roten und grünen Äpfeln.

R. Crameri 05.01.2011, 16:11Herr oder Frau Meier, Sie haben recht! Ich sehe es genau so. Mich erstaunt immer wieder wie wenig das "allgemeine" Volk in der CH über Anlagen etc. weiss....in anderen Lädern ist die Bankkultur weniger ausgeprägt als in der Schweiz, Anleger sind aber viel selbstständiger als hier. Das hat aber mit einem anderen Thema zu tun. Den Schweizern geht es immer noch zu gut! Siehe Krankenkasse wechseln, Telekommunikationanbieter wechseln etc. etc. Man denkt immer hier zu Lande dass alles richtig gemacht wird, volles Vertrauen, nichts selber denken.....nichts unternehmen, immer abwarten bis die anderen was gemacht haben, etc. etc. Bis jetzt hat diese Strategie bezahlt, ich glaube kaum, dass es noch so weiter gehen wird!