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lunar
22.08.2011, 18:26
Panorama: 22. August 2011, 17:38

Hitzerekord nach tropischer Nacht (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/hitzerekord_nach_tropischer_nacht_1.12020782.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/ein_kind_spielt_in_genf_vor_dem_palais_des_nations_small_1.12008032.1314006003.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/hitzerekord_nach_tropischer_nacht_1.12020782.html) Seit 30 Jahren nicht mehr so heiss Ende August - Fast 37 Grad in Sitten

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/hitzerekord_nach_tropischer_nacht_1.12020782.html)Nach einer tropischen Nacht hat der Montag der Schweiz den Sommerrekord 2011 beschert: In Sitten VS war es 36,8 Grad heiss. Passend zur Hitze kommt derzeit Staub aus der Sahara in die Schweiz - mit der heissen Luft aus Nordafrika.

(sda) Seit gut 30 Jahren war es Ende August nicht mehr so heiss, wie SF Meteo am Montagnachmittag mitteilte. Nach dem dritten Hitzetag in Folge habe die Hitzewelle damit ihren Höhepunkt nun erreicht.

So richtig heiss war es aber nicht nur im Wallis: Auch in Bern, Basel und Chur stieg die Temperatur am Nachmittag auf über 35 Grad, wie MeteoNews mitteilte. In der Region Zürich lagen die Werte nur knapp darunter zwischen 34 und 35 Grad.

Auch in der Höhe war der Montag mild - mit 22,8 Grad auf dem Pilatus, 20,5 Grad auf dem Säntis und 11,4 Grad auf der Jungfrau.

Von Sonntag auf Montag gab es an verschiedenen Orten eine Tropennacht mit Temperaturen von über 20 Grad. Am wärmsten war es in Basel und St. Gallen sowie in leicht erhöhten Lagen.

Laut SF Meteo zeigen die historischen Daten des Bundesamts für Meteorologie und Klima für Basel, dass das wohl heisseste je gemessene Sommerende auf die Zeit während des Zweiten Weltkriegs zurückgeht. Am 21. August 1943 wurden in Basel rekordhohe 38,7 Grad gemessen.

Himmel gelb statt blau

Die Hitzewelle dürfte noch bis Donnerstag dauern. Doch während die Temperaturen hochsommerlich bleiben, trägt der Himmel nicht mehr unbedingt zum Bilderbuchwetter bei. Statt stahlblau zeigt er sich laut SF Meteo in nächsten Tagen oft leicht gelblich-trüb. Grund dafür ist Luft aus Marokko und Algerien, die Staub aus der Sahara mitbringt.....

:schwitz:schwitz:schwitz:schwitz:schwitz




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lunar
22.08.2011, 20:09
Libya Live Blog

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34 min 3 sec ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-22-2011-2130) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world must help Libya stabilize after rebels topple Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

Merkel says: "We must quickly create political structures which will enable a transition from the current situation into a peaceful, democratic and free society."

She says that Gaddfi's money must be "secured in the name of the Libyan people and used to finance the transition to democracy."

During her one-day visit to Croatia on Monday, Merkel also supported France's plans to host a meeting next week of the so-called "contact group" of nations involved in an effort to stabilise Libya since the rebel uprising began.
Tags Angela Merkel, (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Angela-Merkel)Germany, (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Germany)Muammar Gaddafi (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Muammar-Gaddafi)



39 min 3 sec ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-22-2011-2125) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
US President Barack Obama will make a televised statement on the situation in Libya at 18:00 GMT on Monday, a White House spokesman said.

Republican White House hopefuls have also hailed the apparent end of Muammar Gaddafi's "iron-fisted" rule of Libya and urged triumphant rebels to build a democratic government friendly to the West. - AFP
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42 min 3 sec ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-22-2011-2122) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
Reports say Mohammad Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader has escaped from custoday after being captured by opposition fighters yesterday. He was aided by Gaddafi loyalists. :rolleyes:mad


1 hour 10 min ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-22-2011-2054) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
In reply to our earlier tweet that the NTC would vote to decide on the fate of Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam.

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http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya

lunar
22.08.2011, 20:13
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Suche nach Ghadhafi läuft auf Hochtouren (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Suche-nach-Ghadhafi-laeuft-auf-Hochtouren-/story/12673344)

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lunar
22.08.2011, 20:15
+++ Liveticker +++

Tripolis rüstet sich für Nacht des Häuserkampfs (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,781536,00.html) :rolleyes:(

Libyens Hauptstadt ist fast vollständig erobert - doch von Diktator Gaddafi fehlt jede Spur. Die Rebellen kämpfen vor den Toren seines Palastes, in mehreren Vierteln von Tripolis und am Hafen. Die Einwohner stellen sich auf eine lange Nacht der Kämpfe ein. Verfolgen Sie die Ereignisse im Liveticker. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,781536,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1144759.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42251) ]

lunar
22.08.2011, 21:02
Afrika hungert

Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit


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Das Erste (http://programm.ard.de/Programm/Sender?sender=28106&datum=2011-08-22)

Heute
20:30 - 21:15 (45 Min.)

Die derzeitige Hungersnot am Horn von Afrika kam nicht unangekündigt: Klimaexperten hatten gewarnt, Helfer und Politiker hätten sich vorbereiten können. Warum aber versagten die Frühwarnsysteme? Eine Woche im Epizentrum der Krise.

Unsere vier Reporter zeigen anhand individueller Schicksale, so nah wie möglich an den Menschen erzählt, das Ausmaß der Hungersnot in seinem ganzen Umfang und beleuchten die Hintergründe. Sie gehen Fragen nach, die sich der Zuschauer stellt: Wie konnte es soweit kommen? Wie können westliche Helfer trotz aller Anfeindungen die Not der Menschen in Somalia lindern? Warum wird IFO, ein Ausweichlager direkt neben dem größten Flüchtlingslager der Welt Dadaab an der somalisch-kenianischen Grenze nicht in Betrieb genommen, obwohl täglich neue Flüchtlinge dort ankommen? Wollen die kenianischen Behörden verhindern, dass sich die Flut der somalischen Flüchtlinge in Kenia festsetzt. Wie wirken sich die schleppende Bürokratie und die Korruption in Kenia auf die Situation der Menschen aus? Rund um die Lager bahnen sich Konflikte zwischen der einheimischen Bevölkerung und den Flüchtlingen an. Kenianische Hirten bangen um ihre Lebensgrundlage. Helfer arbeiten rund um die Uhr und sind völlig überfordert.

Thomas Baumann, ARD-Chefredakteur: "'Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit' heißt der Film im Untertitel. Und in der Tat zählt bei der Rettung von Menschenleben in den betroffenen Regionen jede Minute. Das Erste will mit dieser Reportage auf die dramatische Situation vor Ort aufmerksam machen, die Menschen hier in Deutschland über die Hintergründe der Katastrophe informieren und zur Hilfeleistung bewegen - Hilfe, die dort dringend gebraucht wird, wo es ums nackte Überleben geht."

Film von Werner Zeppenfeld, Peter Schreiber, Ralf Hoogestraat und Marcel Kolvenbach

:(:mad unglaublich traurig und schrecklich und die :kotzBürokratie

lunar
22.08.2011, 21:22
Libysche Rebellen retten Nato vor Fiasko (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Libysche-Rebellen-retten-Nato-vor-Fiasko/story/31587702)

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lunar
22.08.2011, 21:24
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BofA Warns Upcoming "Desperate Measures" By Authorities Will Result In Another 2008 Market Collapse (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bofa-warns-upcoming-desperate-measures-authorities-will-result-another-2008-market-collapse)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/22/2011 - 14:32

Last week we had Citigroup warning that the market bottom is about to fall out, as the Fed is more than likely to disappoint already very lofty expectations (according to various estimates from both Goldman and the second Tier banks, i.e., all of them, the market has priced in roughly $500 billion in QE3 already). Today, Bank of America, which may or may not be with us much longer, has taken this desperate alarmism several notches further, and is warning that due to the gridlock in both the fiscal ("fiscal authorities have bombarded the markets with a quadraphonic message of hopelessness") and monetary ("the Fed is out of bullets anyway") stimulative pathways, the likely outcome of anything from DC will be nothig short of a disaster. To wit: "rather than a repeat of 2010, when the Fed saved the day with QE2, we think we are moving closer to a repeat of 2008, when major policy errors devastated the economy." For once we actually agree with Bank of America: "In our view, the pressure to “do something” is now far more likely to result in more desperate or radical measures, even if it is bad policy." Does this mean that we are looking at a TARP "vote down" market reaction this Friday if indeed the chairman disappoints? We will know for sure in about 100 hours, which just may be the longest 100 hours for bulls since the start of the artificial and solely QE inspired bear market levitation in March of 2009.




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Just about a month ago weren't all the banks holding hands and singing Kumbaya? I smell a coordinated dump.
Can we get a courtesy flush please?

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Can we have Bank of America wipe its own ass, please?

lunar
23.08.2011, 07:09
Gaddafi's son makes defiant stand (http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/libya/2011/08/2011822235934828611.html)
Saif al-Islam refutes rebel claims that he had been captured by appearing in Tripoli, and says his father is safe.
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Saif al-Islam, son of Muammar Gaddafi, who was reported to have been captured by Libyan opposition forces on Sunday, has made a public appearance in Tripoli.

"I am here to refute the lies," Saif al-Islam said on Monday, referring to reports of his arrest. He travelled to the Rixos Hotel late in the night and spoke to foreign journalists staying there.

"We broke the back of the rebels. It was a trap. We gave them a hard time, so we are winning," he said.

Television footage showed him pumping his fists in the air, smiling, waving and shaking hands with supporters, as well as holding his arms aloft with each hand making the "V" for victory sign.

Gaddafi's son told journalists that Tripoli, which has been largely overrun in the past 24 hours by rebel forces seeking to topple his father, was in fact in government hands.

Asked whether his father was safe, Saif said: "Of course."

He said he did not care about an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court in The Hague seeking him and his father for crimes against humanity.

Earlier, armed pro-Gaddafi security men guarding the hotel took a small group of journalists to Gaddafi's Bab al-Azizyah compound, where they had a meeting with Saif al-Islam.

They returned to the hotel accompanied by Saif al-Islam, who then spoke to journalists in the lobby before taking some of them back to the compound a short distance away for a brief visit.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the ICC prosecutor, had earlier said the 39-year-old was arrested and in detention.

Waheed Burshan, an NTC member told Al Jazeera, "We had confirmation Saif al-Islam was arrested, but we have no idea how he escaped."

Meanwhile, rebel forces said they had arrested Saadi Gaddafi, the beleaguered Libyan leader's third son. The claim was made even as the whereabouts of other relatives and senior officials remained unknown.

Eldest son 'escapes'

Gaddafi's eldest son, Mohammad, who was also detained by rebels on Sunday night is reported to have escaped.

Mohammad Gaddafi's interview with Al Jazeera
In an interview with Al Jazeera after he surrendered, Mohammad expressed his "sadness" at the fighting in Libya. The interview was interrupted by gunfire.

"What's happening in Libya is very upsetting. The killing between brothers, between Muslims, is something that saddens me," he said.

Mohammad was the chairman of Libya's main state-run telecommunications firm, but his role in his father's government was reportedly minimal, far smaller than Saif al-Islam's.

The biggest question is now about Muammar Gaddafi himself, last heard in a brief audio recording on Sunday night. He called on Libya's tribes to March on the capital.

"How can you allow Tripoli to be burned?" he asked.

Three other Gaddafi sons - Hannibal, Mutasim and Khamis - have not been located. Hannibal had little role in politics, but Khamis headed a feared army unit that took a leading role in suppressing protests. Mutasim was an army officer and a security adviser to his father.

The Al-Arabiya news network reported on Monday that Khamis was travelling to central Tripoli with soldiers loyal to him. That report could not be immediately confirmed.

Abdullah al-Senussi, Gaddafi's longtime intelligence chief and brother-in-law, also seems to have eluded the rebels.

He was last seen at Tripoli's Rixos Hotel on Sunday, when he told foreign journalists that "Western intelligence" was "working alongside al-Qaeda to destroy Libya".

There are rumours in Arabic newspapers (http://www.ahram.org.eg/Arab-world/News/96739.aspx) that Senussi fled Tripoli, either to southern Libya or to the Tunisian town of Djerba, but those reports cannot be substantiated.

Senussi was the third Libyan official charged by the ICC in June. The court accused him of carrying out a campaign of murder, mass arrest and torture.


:rolleyes:(:mad

lunar
23.08.2011, 07:09
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«Es war eine Falle» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Es-war-eine-Falle/story/29304935)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/9/3/29304935/17/teaserbreit.jpg?1314076124 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Es-war-eine-Falle/story/29304935) Saif al-Islam al-Ghadhafi ist offenbar doch nicht in Gewahrsam der Aufständischen. Die Rebellen stellen sich auf einen längeren Kampf um die Residenz Ghadhafis ein, wo auch der Oberst selbst vermutet wird. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Es-war-eine-Falle/story/29304935)

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lunar
23.08.2011, 07:12
Wirtschaft: 23. August 2011, 06:13

Standard & Poor's-Chef tritt zurück (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/ratingagenturen_standard__poors-chef_ruecktritt_1.12035916.html)

Rücktritt soll nicht im Zusammenhang mit jüngsten Kritiken stehen

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/ratingagenturen_standard__poors-chef_ruecktritt_1.12035916.html)Deven Sharma, Präsident der Ratingagentur Standard & Poor's, gibt seinen Posten ab. Sein Nachfolger soll Douglas Peterson, bisheriger Geschäftsführer der Citibank, werden. Der Rücktritt sei bereits vor der umstrittenen Herabstufung der USA durch S&P beschlossen gewesen.

...

:rolleyes




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lunar
23.08.2011, 07:14
«Friedenstruppen wären ein schwerer Fehler» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Friedenstruppen-waeren-ein-schwerer-Fehler/story/11955570)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/1/9/11955570/9/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314076124 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Friedenstruppen-waeren-ein-schwerer-Fehler/story/11955570) Olivier Roy, Islamexperte und Kenner der arabischen Welt, über die Zeit nach Ghadhafi, die Lust an Rache und das Echo in Syrien......

.....Wie könnte die Entwicklung konkret aussehen?
Im besten Fall läuft es so: Die Koalition bildet eine Einheit, stellt eine Übergangsregierung zusammen, die dann Wahlen ausruft. Diese Wahlen würden es ermöglichen, ein repräsentatives Parlament auf die Beine zu stellen, das die wirklich wichtigen Entscheide für die Zukunft Libyens fällt.

Sie klingen nicht sehr optimistisch.
Nein, ich denke, dass das pessimistische Szenario das wahrscheinlichere ist, dass sich die Risse nämlich durch das ganze Land ziehen und sich jeweils an lokalen Interessen orientieren werden. In Dörfern, Städten oder Regionen, ja vielleicht sogar in einzelnen Quartieren, wird es Kreise geben, die sich aus dem Spiel zurückziehen wollen oder die zu den Waffen greifen, um ihre Macht auszubauen oder ihre Existenz zu sichern. Die Gefahr ist deshalb gross, dass auf den Sturz des Regimes bald Anarchie folgen wird. Die Frage ist nur, wie bedeutend diese Anarchie sein wird und ob die Übergangsregierung fähig ist, sie zu verwalten und trotzdem zu funktionieren....

Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Friedenstruppen-waeren-ein-schwerer-Fehler/story/11955570)

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lunar
23.08.2011, 07:23
Eliot Spitzer SUED (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/22/eliot-spitzer-sued-slate-column_n_933433.html)

Eliot Spitzer is being sued for a year-old column (http://www.slate.com/id/2264632/), Reuters reports (http://news.yahoo.com/spitzer-faces-60-million-libel-suit-over-slate-135409113.html).

The libel lawsuit concerns an August 22, 2010 column that Spitzer wrote for Slate. The former New York attorney general was responding to a Wall Street Journal editorial (http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB10001424052748704388504575419561693584800.html) which was critical of one of his cases, a probe he brought against Wall Street firm Marsh & McLennan, as well as insurance giant AIG. The probe was eventually ended after Marsh paid out an $850 million civil settlement.......

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Say whatever you may on Spitzer. He truly went after Wall Street. We need someone like him to fight for us. I don’t care about his scandal. If he ever run for office, he can count on my vote.

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Being sued by Wall Street crooks is a badge of honor. :cool

:rolleyes:mad

lunar
23.08.2011, 07:24
SP 500 and NDX Futures Daily Charts - Banks Lead Shaky Market, Lloyd Hires an Attorney (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/sp-500-and-ndx-futures-daily-charts_22.html)

A very volatile day on Wall Street as stocks came in higher from the overnight trade, but then lost their early gains and dipped much lower led by the Bank of America which is rumoured to be in trouble.

Stocks recovered their losses to be almost unchanged, but a late breaking story from Reuters quoted a 'government source' that Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has retained an attorney, Reid Weingartern, from the White Collar Criminal Defense group at Steptoe and Johnson. Goldman plunged more than 5 percent on the news.

The action may be related to a subpoena received from Justice regarding the Carl Levin report, and possible perjury charges. Lloyd Blankfein is a Harvard Law School graduate himself, and is reputed to have a very smart legal mind. He could be acting out of an excess of caution. It is hard to imagine the Obama Justice Department actually DOING anything to any of the pampered princes of Wall Street.

Once again the markets are near the pivots and key support levels. Most likely a big move is hidden somewhere in the cards.

Posted by Jesse at 4:16 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/sp-500-and-ndx-futures-daily-charts_22.html) :verbeug

lunar
23.08.2011, 07:28
...hier tönt es etwas anders :rolleyes

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S&P Board Fires CEO For Telling The Truth, To Be Replaced With COO Of Citibank (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/sp-board-fires-ceo-telling-truth-be-replaced-coo-citibank)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/22/2011 - 21:20

Following years of pandering to client demands, and assigning trillions of dollars in fixed income securities with whatever rating money bought (among other things, a factor to the credit bubble and its subsequent implosion) S&P finally tried to do the right thing and tell the truth. However in this case it picked if not the worst, then certainly the most hypocriticial credit in the world to expose - the US itself. Sure enough two weeks after the downgrade, someone made the phone call and the CEO Deven Sharma is no more. As for the kick square in the gonads: Sherma will be replaced with the COO of...you know it... the bank which demanded tens of billions in secret Fed bailout loans itself, Citibank. The only question left in this entire farce is how long before S&P issues the following upgrade of the US: "Great service, AAA+++ rating, immediate payment, would do business again!!!"





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The Wall St ponzi economy is worse than Muammar Gaddafi i.e. can't get rid of them fast enough !

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Add this to the long list of reasons to own gold and silver.
FUCK: WALL STREET, WASHINGTON AND THE BANKS!

lunar
23.08.2011, 07:32
Nun greifen Anleger bei "Strukis" zu tiefen Barrieren (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/nun_greifen_anleger_bei_strukis_zu_tiefen_barrieren-1069189-449)

23.08.11, 00:50

Pascal Meisser - Die heftige Abwärtsbewegung liess bei den Strukturierten Produkten fast jede zweite Barriere brechen. Nun werden die Anleger noch vorsichtiger......

......Die Risikoaversion an den Finanzmärkten hat inzwischen auch auf die Strukturierten Produkte übergegriffen. „Die Anleger greifen heute tendenziell zu einer deutlich tieferen Barriere und nehmen damit auch einen tieferen Couponertrag in Kauf“, sagt Paolo Vanini von der Zürcher Kantonalbank. Man habe schon festgestellt, dass 50-Prozent-Barrieren gekauft worden seien.

„Das heisst, dass eine Roche (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/1203204/380/1) auf 65 oder eine Novartis (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/1200526/380/1) auf 21 fallen müsste, bis die Barriere verletzt würde“, sagt Vanini. In der Regel begnügen sich Anleger sonst mit Barrieren, die 20 bis 30 Prozent unter dem aktuellen Kursniveau liegen. Zuletzt durchbrachen auffallend viele Barrier Reverse Convertibles (BRC), nach wie vor eines der beliebtesten Strukturierten Produkte, wegen des Kurszefalls an den Aktienbörsen die definierte Barriere.

Indizes besser geeignet in volatilen Marktphasen

Eine Auswertung des Datendienstleisters Derivative Partners Research ergab, dass zwischen dem 8. Juli und 12. August fast jedes zweite Barrierenprodukt die gesetzte Limite verletzte. Auffallend ist, dass ein grosser Teil dieser Unterschreitungen bei Schweizer und europäischen Blue Chips zu beobachten war, aber deutlich weniger bei Produkten auf Aktienindizes. Die meisten Barrierenverletzungen ereigneten sich bei Basiswerten wie Credit Suisse (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/1213853/380/1), ABB (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/1222171/380/1) oder Zurich FS (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/1107539/380/1), die stärker fielen als der Gesamtmarkt.

„In solchen Marktphasen laufen Barrier Reverse Convertibles auf Indizes besser“, bestätigt Willi Bucher von Julius Bär (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/10248496/380/1), einer der vier grössten Emittenten in der Schweiz. Das liege vor allem daran, dass Indizes Ausreisser von einzelnen Aktien glätten und deshalb weniger schnell nach unten gesetzte Barrieren durchbrechen. Wie volatil Einzeltitel reagieren können, liess sich in jüngster Zeit beobachten, als selbst Qualitätstitel innerhalb von kurzer Zeit 20 bis 30 Prozent an Wert einbüssten.

Anleger reagieren gelassener :rolleyes

Trotz der hohen Zahl an Barrierendurchstössen reagierten die Anleger deutlich gelassener als noch 2008, als die Lehman-Krise die „Struki“-Branche in eine tiefe Krise stürzte. „Wir haben festgestellt, dass die Leute mit solchen Events nun ganz anders umgehen als noch 2008“, sagt Bucher. Damals kauften die Anleger häufiger Produkte, die sie nicht verstanden. Der Wissensstand der Anleger sei bis heute deutlich angestiegen........


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lunar
23.08.2011, 07:37
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Japanese PM Naoto Kan Is Out August 30 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/japanese-pm-naoto-kan-out-august-30)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/22/2011 - 21:53

The latest update in this news-heavy night is that Japan's unpopular Prime Minister is out, after tellng his cabinet ministers that they have about one more week before packing up and looking for new jobs. As Reuters reports "The ruling Democratic Party of Japan is planning to pick a new leader on Aug. 29, setting the stage for parliamentary confirmation of a new premier and the selection of a new cabinet." We hope for the sake of the G7 that there is no massive crisis in the next 10 days, as a leaderless Japan will hardly provide confidence that any crisis can be circumvented. As for the Yen, it is hardly troubled and at last check was trading at 76.75 to the dollar. Not an all time record... but pretty close.




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He is the one that promised to kick the U.S. bases out to get to where he is and then he reneged on that. Oh... that sounds like someone in office in the U.S.. Made lots of promises and then said screw you to the people once he was in office.
I am sure the Japanese people will be happy to see him go, but he will be replaced with another puppet that does the bidding of those who control him.


...und hier liest man darüber nix :rolleyes

lunar
23.08.2011, 07:39
23. August 2011, 07:35, NZZ Online

Staatsanwaltschaft lässt Klage gegen Strauss-Kahn fallen (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/staatsanwaltschaft_laesst_klage_gegen_strauss-kahn_fallen_1.12043686.html)

Zweifel an Zuverlässigkeit der Hauptzeugin

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/staatsanwaltschaft_laesst_klage_gegen_strauss-kahn_fallen_1.12043686.html)Wende im Fall Strauss-Kahn: Die New Yorker Staatsanwaltschaft hat am Montag den Richter gebeten, das Verfahren gegen den ehemaligen Chef des Internationalen Währungsfonds einzustellen. Sie hat offensichtlich das Vertrauen in ihre Hauptzeugin verloren.

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:rolleyes na ja - da scheint auf beiden Seiten einiges im Argen zu liegen :rolleyes




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lunar
23.08.2011, 07:52
Suicide Lloyd pulls the pin (http://maxkeiser.com/2011/08/22/suicide-lloyd-pulls-the-pin/)

Posted on August 22, 2011 (http://maxkeiser.com/2011/08/22/suicide-lloyd-pulls-the-pin/) by maxkeiser (http://maxkeiser.com/author/maxkeiser/)| 16 Comments (http://maxkeiser.com/2011/08/22/suicide-lloyd-pulls-the-pin/#comments)

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Goldman Sachs TANKS After CEO Lloyd Blankfein Hires Famous Defense Lawyer (http://www.businessinsider.com/blankfein-hires-weingarten-2011-8)
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Is the Goldman Sachs (http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/goldman-sachs) CEO facing a new lawsuit?

The market seems to think so. Goldman Sachs (http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/goldman-sachs) just tanked in minutes before the close after news that Lloyd Blankfein (http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/lloyd-blankfein) hired a lawyer famous for defending vilified execs. It's back up a bit since dropping over 5%, but the news is still concerning.

It's unclear whether the lawyer is for him, Goldman Sachs (http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/goldman-sachs), or both, but Goldman Sachs's CEO Lloyd Blankfein (http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/lloyd-blankfein) hired Reid Weingarten, a high profile defense attorney who says "I'm used to these monstrously difficult cases where everybody hates my clients," according to Reuters (http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/reuters).......


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/blankfein-hires-weingarten-2011-8#ixzz1VpPmcH6G


Ruckus on Aug 22, 4:07 PM (http://www.businessinsider.com/c/4e52b70069bedd51290000a9) said: Bad Boys Bad Boys what you gonna do ,what you gonna do, when the law comes for you !


Investorz' Blog on Aug 22, 4:33 PM (http://www.businessinsider.com/c/4e52bd1aeab8eacb7500003d) said: @Ruckus (http://www.businessinsider.com/blankfein-hires-weingarten-2011-8#comment-4e52b70069bedd51290000a9): Quote from The Social Network "you better lawyer up asshole, because when I'm coming back, I'm coming back for everything."
That's probably what the government is probably saying to Goldman. After years of giving goldman all the niceties, it's time for some governmental payback.
http://www.investorzblog.com/how-to-find-a-good-broker/


Jon on Aug 22, 4:36 PM (http://www.businessinsider.com/c/4e52bddaeab8ead775000020) said: @Investorz' Blog (http://www.businessinsider.com/blankfein-hires-weingarten-2011-8#comment-4e52bd1aeab8eacb7500003d): HA! No the government is full of ex-GS people. They are not coming for anything of Goldman's. Maybe Lloyd's which would explain the lawyer.

lunar
23.08.2011, 08:00
YOU SCRATCH MY BACK... (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/22/paul-ryan-tax-loopholes-donors_n_931712.html)
Paul Ryan Argues For Closing Tax Loopholes — While Opening Them For His Biggest Donors (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/22/paul-ryan-tax-loopholes-donors_n_931712.html)






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WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has for months argued for closing tax loopholes as a way to pay for his proposed tax cuts. But it turns out he has a penchant for creating those same loopholes when it comes to helping out his biggest donors.

Since unveiling the House GOP budget in the spring, Ryan has been touting provisions aimed at ending tax loopholes and deductions in exchange for lowering tax rates in general. "We're talking about keeping revenues where they are, but having a better tax system to collect those revenues with an eye on economic growth and job creation," he said during an April interview (http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2011/04/14/135418416/rep-paul-ryan-to-npr-govt-in-health-care-means-rationing-price-controls) on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."

He added, "You have to remember, the people in the top tax brackets are the ones who enjoy most of the loopholes and deductions."

But a look at Ryan's record since he was elected to Congress in 1998 shows that he has tried to create an array of special loopholes for his top contributors, whose interests range from air fresheners to fraternity housing to beer.......
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In other words he want's the middle class that is left to pay for everything*. F him.





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The best government that money can buy.

But Ryan is no different from the rest of us: cut government spending and tax loopholes, except for those that benefit me - oh, and while you are at it, raise the other guys taxes.
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:rolleyes:mad

lunar
23.08.2011, 09:22
flash UBS baut 3500 Stellen ab - Aktie steigt

Aktualisiert vor 13 Minuten

(http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/ubs_baut_3500_stellen_ab_aktie_steigt-1069276-771)Tiefzinsumfeld, tiefere Handelsvolumen, unsicherer Ausblick: Die UBS streicht weltweit 3500 Stellen, 400 davon in der Schweiz. (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/ubs_baut_3500_stellen_ab_aktie_steigt-1069276-771)mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/ubs_baut_3500_stellen_ab_aktie_steigt-1069276-771)

:rolleyes Boni haben wohl Bestand :rolleyes

lunar
23.08.2011, 09:29
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DIVE DIVE! (http://kliguy38depression2news.blogspot.com/2011/08/dive-dive.html)

Well overnite futures show some buoncy but will they end up like recent rises with a quick look above the water and then a fast submersion? Gold needs a severe beatdown but like most sneak moves the trade continues to race while most retail are standing by waiting for the perfect reentry. The only thing that makes this parabolic move tolerable for this participant was the paper position in the miners that I have taken which also threatens to show more upward movement here...and of course my PSLV position that has actually outperformed gold percentage wise.

If you don't realize just how treacherous things are then note that Soc Gen is involved in a full bank run. They will not let this bank go down. At least not this year. Don't expect much more than a bump within yesterday's SnP rectangle to play out. I included an SnP 2 day chart for some resistance levels in green.

$HUI is a break out now we are getting some real strong candles in the miners and I expect follow through....with one big caveate. If they beat down gold here the miners will certainly follow. If you have a large position then at least take some profit in the near term....but an aggressive hold here just might hit a homerun. You're the captain and you have to take the shot.

Joe expects some of our energy plays like ATPG SGY to really bounce hard when "the bottom" is hit. We aren't there yet. Also watch ALU. Opportunities for buy and hold (at least for a month or so may arise in some of these beaten down players....again...we arent there yet.

Right now I'd like to see a push back up to 1200 for some short entries but that may take some antics from the Fed......so shorting will depend on how the market responds BEFORE the Bernank speak on Friday. gl all

lunar
23.08.2011, 12:26
Libya Live Blog

Al Jazeera staff and correspondents update you on important developments in the Libya uprising.

Al Jazeera is not responsible for content derived from external sites.

AJE Live Stream (http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/) - Special Coverage: Libya Uprising (http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/libya/) - Tweeting revolutions (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/node/37141/live/africa/middle-east/2011/03/06/tweeting-revolutions)

2 min 39 sec ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-23-2011-1318) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
The Gulf Arab state of Bahrain has recognised the rebel National Transitional Council as the sole representative of the people of Libya, Bahrain's state news agency said.

Given "recent developments in Libya", the Kingdom of Bahrain said on Tuesday the council was "the sole legitimate representative of the brotherly Libyan people, wishes Libya to achieve prosperity, progress and stability, development and reconstruction."

Rebels fighting against the rule of Muammar Gaddafi swept into Tripoli two days ago and are fighting to seize the city.


15 min 40 sec ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-23-2011-1305) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
Al Jazeera correspondent in Libya says:Rebels are 500 metres only from Bab Al-Aziziyah.

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya

lunar
23.08.2011, 14:34
Legendärer Humorist

Loriot ist tot :( (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/0,1518,781856,00.html)

Seine Sketche sind legendär, sein Charakter galt als vorbildlich: Deutschland trauert um einen der größten Unterhalter der Nachkriegszeit: Vicco von Bülow, besser bekannt als Loriot, ist im Alter von 87 Jahren gestorben.
Zürich - Der Komiker Vicco von Bülow alias Loriot ist tot. Der 87-Jährige starb am Montag in Ammerland am Starnberger See an Altersschwäche, wie der Diogenes Verlag am Dienstag in Zürich mitteilte. Die Beerdigung soll im engsten Familienkreis stattfinden.

Loriot galt als Deutschlands erfolgreichster und nobelster Humorist, durch Bücher, mit Karikaturen und satirischen Prosastücken, Filmauftritten, Fernsehserien und Spielfilmen erreichte er ein Millionenpublikum. Seine zahlreichen Sketche sind legendär - etwa die Nudel im Gesicht beim verpatzten Rendezvous, der missglückte Auftritt des Lottogewinners Erwin Lindemann oder die Cartoons "Herren im Bad" und "Das Frühstücksei". Auch seine beiden Kinofilme "Ödipussi" (1988) und "Pappa ante portas" (1991) begeisterten Millionen Menschen.

Loriot wurde zunächst mit Zeitschriften-Cartoons und Knollennasen-Männchen bekannt. Später kamen die Fernsehsketche, etwa in der ARD-Serie "Loriot I-VI" (Erstausstrahlung 1976-1979), hinzu. In Sketchen wie über die Familie Hoppenstedt trat Loriot meist selbst als wandlungsfähiger Schauspieler hervor, oft mit seiner bereits 2007 gestorbenen Kollegin Evelyn Hamann (http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/0,1518,514084,00.html) . Legendär wurden auch die Figuren Wum und Wendelin, die er für die ZDF-Sendung "Der große Preis" entwarf........

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Heute, 11:41 K-Mann (http://forum.spiegel.de/member.php?u=86642)

Traurig
Sehr traurig, auch, wenn wir alle mal gehen müssen und 87 schon ein gesegnetes Alter ist...
Sein Platz bleibt leer, denn in seiner Liga spielt sonst niemand mehr.
Herrlich, wie er die kleinen Unzulänglichkeiten menschlicher Kommunikation immer wieder liebevoll aufgespießt hat!
Mach's gut, und Danke für das Lebenswerk.

:verbeug

lunar
23.08.2011, 14:42
«Wie er uns blossgestellt hat, war hohe Schule» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/theater/Wie-er-uns-blossgestellt-hat-war-hohe-Schule/story/13395411)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/3/3/13395411/17/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314103050 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/theater/Wie-er-uns-blossgestellt-hat-war-hohe-Schule/story/13395411) Loriot alias Vicco von Bülow ist tot. Emil Steinberger über seine Beziehung zum grossen deutschen Humoristen und was dessen Komik ausgemacht hat. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/theater/Wie-er-uns-blossgestellt-hat-war-hohe-Schule/story/13395411)

Interview: Philippe Zweifel (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/philippe-zweifel/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 16 Minuten 18 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/theater/Wie-er-uns-blossgestellt-hat-war-hohe-Schule/story/13395411#kommentar)


Danielle Brechbühl - 13:26 Uhr
Wieder ein Stück Kultur und Intelligenz weniger auf dieser Welt. Ein Mensch mit Stil und einem feinen Humor, dem unsere Schenkelklopf- und Games-Gesellschaft nichts entgegenzusetzen hat. Farewell, Herr von Bülow - mit oder ohne Badeente!

Ruedi Illi - 13:11 Uhr
Sein feiner Humor, seine brillanten Sketche mit ihren oft grotesk, absurden Situationen bleiben für immer Meisterwerke. Unvergängliche, intelligente Komik die nie verletzte. Geniale Unterhaltung, die es in dieser Form nicht mehr gibt. Ruhe in Frieden Loriot, dein charmantes Lächeln wird uns immer in Erinnerung bleiben.

lunar
23.08.2011, 14:44
Panorama: 23. August 2011, 12:37

Loriot ist gestorben (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/loriot_ist_gestorben_1.12059022.html)

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Die Nudel im Gesicht beim verpatzten Rendez-vous, der missglückte Auftritt des Lottogewinners Erwin Lindemann oder die Cartoons «Herren im Bad» – es sind Meilensteine der deutschen Unterhaltung. Ihr Schöpfer Loriot, mit bürgerlichem Namen Vicco von Bülow, ist mit 87 Jahren gestorben. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/loriot_ist_gestorben_1.12059022.html)


Nachruf: Der Grandseigneur des deutschen Humors (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/kultur/aktuell/loriot_vicco_von_buelow_tod_wuerdigung_1.12059968.html)
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lunar
23.08.2011, 14:55
Explosions around Gaddafi compound
Smoke seen rising from Libyan leader's fortress as loyalists and rebels battle for control of Tripoli's streets.

Last Modified: 23 Aug 2011 12:30

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/20118234144136279.html

lunar
23.08.2011, 14:58
+++ Liveticker +++

Rebellen haben Gaddafi-Palast umstellt (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,781821,00.html)

Die Kämpfe in Tripolis erreichen offenbar ihren Höhepunkt: Die Truppen der Aufständischen stehen rund um die Residenz, in der Diktator Gaddafi vermutet wird. Augenzeugen berichten von heftigen Gefechten im Stadtzentrum. Verfolgen Sie die Ereignisse im Liveticker. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,781821,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1144942.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42332) ]


+++ Rebellen haben Gaddafi-Palast offenbar eingekreist +++
[14.11] Laut dem Fernsehsender al-Dschasira haben die Rebellen nun das gesamte Anwesen Bab al-Asisija umstellt. Es wird vermutet, dass Gaddafi sich in der Residenz aufhält und dass sich unter dem Anwesen ein Bunker- und Tunnelsystem befindet - sicher ist dies allerdings nicht.

+++ Bericht: Rebellen greifen Palasttor an +++
[13.59] Der arabische Fernsehsender al-Arabija meldet, Aufständische hätten die Tore der Anwesens Bab al-Asisija angegriffen, in dem Gaddafi vermutet wird. Die Rebellen wollen das alte Tor auf der Westseite durchbrechen, sagte einer der Kämpfer dem Sender. Auch CNN meldet, dass die Rebellen die Gaddafi-Festung nun direkt angreifen.....

lunar
23.08.2011, 15:53
Heavy Fighting Spreads in Tripoli (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/world/africa/24libya.html?ref=global-home)

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, KAREEM FAHIM AND ALAN COWELL 1 minute ago

TRIPOLI, Libya — Gunfire and explosions could be heard across Tripoli on Tuesday, as Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi remained at large. NATO officials said its warplanes were flying missions.....

.....Video showed billows of smoke rising above several districts and news reports and witnesses said some of the heaviest clashes took place around Colonel Qaddafi’s compound. The waves of gunfire drowned out the rebels’ earlier euphoria after their lightning strike into Tripoli on Sunday.

It was not clear whether the recent rebel gains were the beginnings of a decisive victory or, rather, the start of potentially prolonged street-fighting for control of the capital. NATO officials in Brussels and London said the alliance’s warplanes were flying reconnaissance and other missions over Libya but declined to say whether the planes had bombed the fortified Qaddafi compound in Tripoli.

“Our mission is not over yet,” said Col. Roland Lavoie, a NATO spokesman, at a news conference in Naples, Italy, urging pro-Qaddafi forces to return to their barracks. “Until this is the case we will carry on with our mission.” Asked if the alliance knew where Colonel Qaddafi was, he said: “We don’t know. I don’t have a clue.”

“The situation in Tripoli is still very serious and very dangerous,” Colonel Lavoie said.

He acknowledged that the urban environment in Tripoli, a city of some two million, was “far more complex” for air strikes, but said the alliance had precision weapons at its disposal to enforce its United Nations Security Council mandate, which is to protect civilians from attack.......

lunar
23.08.2011, 15:55
23.08.2011

+++ Liveticker +++

Nato bombardiert Gaddafi-Anwesen

http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1144942.html

Offensive gegen die Residenz Gaddafis in Tripolis: Die Rebellen haben das Gelände umstellt, Nato-Flugzeuge werfen Bomben ab. Ob sich der Diktator dort noch aufhält, ist unklar. Verfolgen Sie die Ereignisse im Liveticker....

lunar
23.08.2011, 16:02
[/url][url="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/hurricane-irene-us-threat_n_933834.html"]STORM'S BREWING (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/hurricane-irene-us-threat_n_933834.html)

First Posted: 8/23/11 08:11 AM ET Updated: 8/23/11 09:23 AM ET






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....das auch noch :rolleyes

lunar
23.08.2011, 16:17
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Bob Janjuah: "It's Only Just Begun" - Sees S&P 500 "Fair Value" At 800-900 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bob-janjuah-its-only-just-begun-sees-sp-500-fair-value-800-900)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2011 - 09:58

From Bob Janjuah's latest: "We are in a balance sheet recession which will take at least 2 to 3 more years to clean up. The cost of capital will keep rising. The outcome is weak trend growth – I feel 1% pa on a 2 to 3 year basis in the balance sheet impaired West is the central case. Soft patches will be the norm. Cushions against economic shocks will be thin/non-existent. Aggregate real Earnings and Incomes will stagnate/fall. Defaults (amongst weak balance sheet corporates, consumers, AND sovereigns) will rise and P/Es will fall. In this world, and using the S&P 500 purely as a risk proxy, I see ‘fair value’ for the S&P down in the 800/900 area. I think we will see these levels trade in the next 12/15 months. And we may even „undershoot? to levels last seen at the lows of Q1 09."




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Oh we're going to 'clean up our balance sheets' now that we've been propping them up with trillions in free 0% interest money? Load of BS!

lunar
23.08.2011, 17:37
Greenspan: «Der Euro bricht auseinander»

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23.08.11, 15:59
Der frühere US-Notenbankchef Alan Greenspan erwartet das Ende der Euro-Zone. "Der Euro bricht auseinander", sagte Greenspan am Dienstag in Washington.

"Das Ende des Euro wird Schwierigkeiten hervorrufen", sagte Greenspan weiter. Die Probleme in der Euro-Zone könnten die Gewinne von US-Unternehmen belasten. Das derzeitige hohe Niveau an Unsicherheit dämpfe das US-Wirtschaftswachstum (....klar daran ist allein der Euro schuld :oo )mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/greenspan_der_euro_bricht_auseinander-1069578-771)

:rolleyes
(http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/greenspan_der_euro_bricht_auseinander-1069578-771)

lunar
23.08.2011, 17:44
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7 Charts Showing The Lock Out Of European Capital Markets And The Surge In Counterparty Risk (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/7-charts-showing-lock-out-european-capital-markets-and-surge-counterparty-risk)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2011 - 10:46

It is not 2008. It is far worse. Unlike 3 years ago, the central banks were not all in on "bailing out the world" and thus actually had dry powder to do so, as they eventually did: where will the status quo go for a global bail out this time? Below we present 7 Bloomberg charts, following yesterday's indication of a liquidity lock out, showing all too well the surge in counterparty risk, but more importantly the lock out in European capital markets. To all those who thought that transferring ever more peripheral risk to the European core would have no consequences (sorry, it did: German CDS is wider than the UK for the first time ever), and did not hedge appropriately, our condolences.




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UBS und CS unter Top-Geheim-Kreditnehmer der Fed (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/ubs_und_cs_unter_topgeheimkreditnehmer_der_fed-1069542-449)



http://www.cash.ch/services/img/news/235/7140_UBS%5FNew%5FYork.jpg 23.08.11, 14:41 Als Folge der Finanzkrise hatte die US-Notenbank in der Spitze 1,2 Billionen Dollar an Banken und verliehen, um sie flüssig zu halten. Auch die UBS und die Credit Suisse gehörten dazu. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/ubs_und_cs_unter_topgeheimkreditnehmer_der_fed-1069542-449)

lunar
23.08.2011, 17:48
23.08.2011

+++ Liveticker +++

Rebellen dringen in Gaddafis Palast ein

+++ Rebellen dringen in Gaddafis Palast ein +++
[17.31] Die Rebellen in Tripolis sind nach eigenen Angaben in den Palast von Gaddafi eingedrungen. Sie kontrollierten einen der Zugänge zu der Festungsanlage im Stadtteil Bab al-Asisija, sagte ein Sprecher. Einige Rebellen vermuten Gaddafi in einem Bunker in der Anlage.

Die Nachrichtenagentur dpa berichtet, dass sich im Kampf um den Gaddafi-Palast nach Rebellenangaben erste Kämpfer der Regierungstruppen ergeben hätten. Die Männer seien abgeführt worden, teilten die Aufständischen auf einer Internetseite mit. Eine unabhängige Bestätigung gibt es noch nicht.


+++ Reporter: Rebellen feiern in Gaddafi-Festung +++
[17.17] Ist den Aufständischen der Durchbruch gelungen? Reporter der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters berichten, dass Rebellen innerhalb der Gaddafi-Festung Bab al-Asisija Freudenschüsse abgeben. Die Meldung kann jedoch noch nicht unabhängig bestätigt werden....

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,781821,00.html


.....alles mit Vorsicht zu geniessen - leider :rolleyes

lunar
23.08.2011, 18:59
23.08.2011

+++ Liveticker +++

Rebellen plündern Gaddafis Festung

In Tripolis überschlagen sich die Ereignisse: Rebellenkämpfer haben den größten Teil der Gaddafi-Residenz erobert, ihre Flagge weht schon dort. Sie plündern und brandschatzen auf dem Gelände - und suchen den Diktator. Verfolgen Sie die Ereignisse im Liveticker.


+++ Gaddafi noch in Tripolis vermutet +++
[18.48] Der Verbleib Muammar al-Gaddafis ist weiter unklar. Die Rebellen gehen jedoch davon aus, dass er noch in Tripolis oder zumindest in der Nähe der Hauptstadt ist. Ein Sprecher sagte BBC: "Wir glauben nicht, dass er das Land verlassen hat." Früher oder später werde er gefasst. "Entweder wir fassen in lebendig und verhaften ihn - das ist der Ausgang, den wir uns wünschen - oder er wird getötet, wenn er sich wehrt."

+++ Rebellen rechnen noch mit Gegenwehr +++
[18.43] Der Uno-Gesandte der libyschen Oppositionskräfte, Ibrahim Dabbaschi, sagte in New York, der schwer Bab-al-Asisija-Komplex sei nun "voll und ganz in der Hand der Revolutionäre". Ihre Anführer rechnen aber noch mit der Gegenwehr loyaler Gaddafi-Soldaten in dem weitläufigen Komplex. Das US-Verteidigungsministerium erklärte, die verbliebenen Truppen des früheren Machthabers blieben gefährlich, auch wenn Gaddafi kaum noch Befehle geben könne.

+++ Einschusslöcher im Palast +++
[18.27] Immer mehr Rebellenkämpfer stürmen in die Gaddafi-Anlage. Auf Live-Bildern ist bei Al-Dschasira die von Einschusslöchern übersäte Fassade von Gaddafis Haus zu sehen. Davor versuchen Kämpfer eine Statue, die eine Waffe in einer goldenen Hand hält, umzustürzen.

+++ Rebellen hissen ihre Flagge +++
[18.15] Die Rebellen innerhalb der Residenz feiern nach Angaben von al-Dschasira den Sturm der Gaddafi-Residenz mit Freudenschüssen. Sie rufen: "Gott ist groß". Der Sender zitierte eine Rebellen-Sprecherin, inzwischen seien 70 Prozent der riesigen Anlage Bab al-Asisija unter Kontrolle. Auf dem Palast soll bereits die Flagge der Kämpfer wehen. Inzwischen sollen sie laut Reuters die Waffenlager des Geländes geplündert haben. Unabhängige Bestätigungen gibt es nicht......

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,781821,00.html

lunar
23.08.2011, 19:02
«Es ist Zeit für eine Intervention in Syrien» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Es-ist-Zeit-fuer-eine-Intervention-in-Syrien/story/21989470)

In arabischen Medien wird nach dem Einmarsch der Rebellen in Tripolis heftig über Ghadhafi, die Zukunft Libyens, al-Jazeera und vor allem auch über Syrien diskutiert. Eine Medienschau. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Es-ist-Zeit-fuer-eine-Intervention-in-Syrien/story/21989470)

Von Oliver Thommen. Aktualisiert um 17:59 Uhr

lunar
23.08.2011, 19:04
LIBYA REBELS TAKE GADDAFI COMPOUND (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/libya-gaddafi-rebels_n_934060.html)





No Sign Of Libyan Leader After Rebels Seize Stronghold.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/libya-gaddafi-rebels_n_934060.html#liveblog)
'No More Resistance' Inside Compound.. Rebels: 'Gaddafi Is Nearly Finished'.. U.S. Believes Dictator Still In Libya.. Pentagon: Rebels Control Most Of Tripoli.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/libya-gaddafi-rebels_n_934060.html#liveblog) After The Uprising, Struggle For Unity.. (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/world/africa/23rebels.html) Photos, Video.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/libya-gaddafi-rebels_n_934060.html#liveblog) LIVE UPDATES (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/libya-gaddafi-rebels_n_934060.html#liveblog)

lunar
23.08.2011, 19:08
Politik: 23. August 2011, 15:58

Demonstranten der Uno vorgeführt – und dann geschossen (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/demonstranten_der_uno_vorgefuehrt__und_dann_geschossen_1.12062741.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/syrien_homs_video_demonstrant_small_1.12063331.1314104616.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/demonstranten_der_uno_vorgefuehrt__und_dann_geschossen_1.12062741.html) Mindestens sieben Tote in syrischer Protesthochburg Homs

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/demonstranten_der_uno_vorgefuehrt__und_dann_geschossen_1.12062741.html)Ein Amateurvideo brachte es an den Tag: Die syrische Führung erlaubte einem Uno-Team, die Demonstrationen in Hom zu besuchen und so die eigene Friedfertigkeit zu beweisen. Doch kaum waren die Beobachter abgezogen, haben die Soldaten in die Menge geschossen. Mindestens sieben Personen wurden dabei getötet.

[...]

Bewohner von Homs erklärten, die Lage sei ruhig geblieben, bis das Uno-Team davongefahren sei. Danach hätten Soldaten geschossen, um die Demonstranten auseinanderzutreiben. Dabei seien vier Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Drei weitere wurden laut den Angaben an anderen Stellen in der Stadt getötet....... :gomad:gomad:gomad

lunar
23.08.2011, 19:15
Libya Live Blog


13 min 29 sec from now (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-23-2011-2024) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
Intent on reaching Tripoli, hundreds of opposition fighters have left Misurata in a column of vehicles.

In Zlitan, sporadic artillery fire from forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi held the rebels back, but not for long. About 50km away, fighters in the city rose at the same time as seismic events in Tripoli.

Along the road, other towns and villages also joined the list of places rising up against Gaddafi's forces.

But poor communication meant that, until now, no one in the surrounding areas knew the regime forces had been overrun.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Qasa al Khiar.

8iU5a7ZmJZM&feature

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya

:gruebel mir kommt vor als ob AlJazeera etwas hinterher hinkt :rolleyes

lunar
23.08.2011, 19:21
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Bank Of America Scrambles To Defend Itself From Henry Blodget's Allegations It Is Massively Undercapitalized (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bank-america-scrambles-defend-itself-henry-blodgets-allegations-it-massively-undercapitalized)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2011 - 12:35 BAC (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/bac) Bank of America (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/bank-america) Bank of America (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/113) Book Value (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/book-value) Commercial Real Estate (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/214) Henry Blodget (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/henry-blodget) Real estate (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/real-estate) Early this morning, Henry Blodget penned a post titled "Here's Why Bank Of America's Stock Is Collapsing Again" in which he used Zero Hedge data among other, to determine that the capital shortfall for the bank is between $100 and $200 billion. It took BAC exactly 6 hours to retort. Below is the full statement.



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23.08.2011, 20:22
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Market Volume Snapshot During The Quake (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/market-volume-snapshot-during-quake)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2011 - 14:17

Who knew: all it takes to get some semblance of volume in the market is for a quake shaking the entire Eastern seaboard and pervasive evacuations of New York skyscrapers (incidentally, the NYMEX was evacuated).




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Magnitude 5.8 Quake Hits Virginia, Shakes Manhattan (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/magnitude-58-quake-hits-virginia-shakes-manhattan)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2011 - 13:56 And so even the ground in Manhattan is shaking. Now... who is the lucky one to pull the short straw and check up on Indian Point? In other news, we are now long continental plates and short granite bedrock.



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lunar
23.08.2011, 20:24
+++ EILMELDUNG +++

Erdbeben erschüttert US-Ostküste - Pentagon evakuiert (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,782005,00.html)

Schock an der amerikanischen Ostküste: Ein Erdbeben hat die Region erschüttert, es war in New York und weiteren Städten zu spüren. Das Kapitol und das Verteidigungsministerium in Washington wurden evakuiert. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,782005,00.html)

lunar
23.08.2011, 21:23
PRESIDENT REASSURES THE NATION... (http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/president-reassures-nation)
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Posted by : williambanzai7 (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/williambanzai7)

Post date: 08/23/2011 - 14:27

Quake magnitude adjusted by POTUS...

lunar
23.08.2011, 22:09
News-Ticker


Letzter Widerstand beim Ghadhafi-Palast (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Letzter-Widerstand-beim-GhadhafiPalast/story/29304935)


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21.10 Uhr Video-Zusammenfassung

Die Aufständischen stürmen nach heftigem Nato-Bombardement den symbolträchtigen Militärkomplex Bab al-Asisija in Tripolis. Dort wurde auch Machthaber Muammar al-Ghadhafi vermutet, bisher aber nicht gefunden. Inzwischen spurt die EU unter Führung von Deutschland und Frankreich schon den Wiederaufbau Libyens vor. (rub)
20.55 Uhr http://files.newsnetz.ch/img/liveticker/1872/48937.jpg (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Letzter-Widerstand-beim-GhadhafiPalast/story/29304935#) Widerstand noch nicht ganz gebrochen

In Tripolis gibt es immer noch einige Widerstandsnester von Ghadhafi-Treuen. Das grösste davon befinde sich auf dem ansonsten eroberten Militärgelände von Bab al-Asisija, berichtet Aljazeera-Korrespondent James Bays (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/20118234144136279.html) (im Bild). Das CNN-Team mit Reporterin Sara Sidner musste das Gelände verlassen, nachdem Kugeln in der Nähe eingeschlagen waren. Auch auf beim Flughafen seien noch Kämpfe im Gang berichtet der US-Sender (http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/23/live-blog-gadhafi-son-reappears-in-tripoli/?hpt=T1).

Laut der «New York Times» (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/world/africa/23press.html?_r=2) ist auch das Hotel Rixos noch in den Händen des Regimes. 30 Journalisten würden dort festgehalten. Matthew Chance von CNN, der im Hotel festsitzt, bestätigte dies um 20 Uhr. (rub)

lunar
24.08.2011, 07:21
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Moody's Downgrades Japan From Aa2 To Aa3 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/moodys-downgrades-japan-aa2-aa3)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2011 - 19:29 Bond (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/security-name/bond) Budget Deficit (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/7907) Germany (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/8300) Gross Domestic Product (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/imf-strategists/imf/gse/gorelick/gm/ge/gdp/gbp/activist/gross-domestic-product) International Monetary Fund (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/imf-strategists/imf/gse/gorelick/gm/ge/gdp/gbp/activist/international-monetary-fund) Japan (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/8436) Nominal GDP (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/nominal-gdp) Nuclear Power (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/nuclear-power) ratings (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/ratings) Recession (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/recession) recovery (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/recovery) Risk Premium (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/risk-premium) Trade Balance (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/trade-balance) Yen (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/yen) What was that word Freud used when you are a weak, pathetic, corrupt, powerless, piece of anacrhonistic filth and instead of doing the right thing (for fear of losing your job or worse), you lash out at a weaker and irrelevant substitute? Oh yes, projection.



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Japan Intervenes In FX Markets... Again; Hilarity Ensues (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/japan-intervenes-fx-markets-again-hilarity-ensues)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2011 - 22:55 headlines (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/158) Japan (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/8436) Yen (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/yen) Minutes ago we saw the following headlines flash, describing Japan's latest attempt to kill the Yen, following the earlier already failed attempt by Moody's which while probably being paid well for its downgrade of Japan, did not achieve its true purpose - to weaken the Yen:



MOF: Will Require Banks To Report FX Trading Positions - a nice little appetized to FX capital controls...
Fin Min Noda: Will Set Up Maximum $100B Facility To Deal With Yen Rise - yet another attempt at central planning of FX crosses
MOF: Will Strengthen Monitoring Of Currency Markets - Noda will be watching... even more
What is highly entertaining, is that as Bloomberg's Michael McDonough, going forward we will need to measure the halflife of Japanese intervention not in days, not in hours, not even in minutes, but in actual ticks.



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24.08.2011, 07:25
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Rothschild Is Now In TBTF Plunge Protection Business (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/rothschild-now-tbtf-plunge-protection-business)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2011 - 23:39 European Central Bank (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/european-central-bank) France (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/france) SocGen (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/socgen) Volatility (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/volatility) When some evil fund,
Is out there shorting you
Who you gonna call?
Why, Rothschild!

.....Following the already failed attempt by captured pan-European regulators to stop the local bank Friend-o treatment (http://mimg.ugo.com/200811/15475/Anton.jpg)by instituting a short-selling ban, whose effectiveness as we pointed out (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/european-banks-now-or-below-short-selling-ban-levels)lasted, oh, about 7 days, we find just what Plan B is. And, yes, Rothschild is involved. From the WSJ (http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110823-709045.html): "Societe Generale SA, whose shares have come under severe pressure in recent weeks, said Tuesday that it had signed a liquidity contract with Rothschild & Cie. to prevent excessive volatility in its stock price." That's right: Rothschild is now in the Plunge Protection business. And they all have the ECB to thank for it: after years of not learning from the New York Fed-Citadel Joint Venture, which "never" steps in at precisely the right time (wink wink), they have opened the market for third party PPT incursions. It only seems fitting that the bank that started it all, would step in and fill the void. Because after all if SocGen falls, Rothschild will sooner or later follow. That said, the official explanation is worth its weight in laughter: "The idea is not to keep the stock price high, but rather to keep it steady" a representative for Societe Generale said. After hearing such... brilliance... what really is there to say?



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Not all of you Jews get to feast at the table. However, Jewish household incomes are the highest in the country.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/whats-up-with-the-jews/
Second, Jews are overwhelmingly disproportionately represented in finance. Our last two Fed reserve chairmans were Jewish, and Greenspan was there since Reagan. The CFTC is headed by a Jew, Gensler. The SEC is headed by a Jew, Schapiro. I could go on, but these are the key positions in finance right now. When the gentile Brooksly Born tried to put an end to the uncontrolled deregulation, the three Jewish dynamos, Rubin, Summers, and Greenspan, squashed her down. Here we are today, and Jews still run the asylum.

lunar
24.08.2011, 07:26
News-Ticker

Ghadhafi meldet sich in einer Radioansprache (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Ghadhafi-meldet-sich-in-einer-Radioansprache/story/18860633)

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Nachdem die Rebellen Ghadhafis Residenz in Tripolis erobert haben, zeigt sich der einstige Machthaber Libyens kämpferisch. Er droht den Aufständischen mit einem erbitterten Kampf – notfalls bis in den Tod. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Ghadhafi-meldet-sich-in-einer-Radioansprache/story/18860633)

lunar
24.08.2011, 08:22
THEIR WAY OR
THE HIGHWAY (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/new-york-attorney-general-eric-schneiderman_n_934517.html)
Foreclosure Probe Committee Kicks Off Attorney
General Who Sought Thorough Investigation (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/new-york-attorney-general-eric-schneiderman_n_934517.html)

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday was kicked off the committee leading the 50-state task force charged with probing foreclosure abuses and negotiating a possible settlement agreement with the nation's five largest mortgage firms, according to an email reviewed by The Huffington Post.

Schneiderman was one of roughly a dozen state attorneys general leading the talks with the five companies, alongside representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and other federal agencies. The government launched the negotiations in the spring after widespread reports of foreclosure irregularities, such as so-called "robo-signing" and illegal home seizures, emerged......

........Sources said attorneys general like Schneiderman, along with the top legal officers from Massachusetts, Delaware and Nevada, among others, were complicating that goal by questioning the plan to scuttle the state and federal investigations in exchange for a settlement.

These attorneys general have said they're reluctant to sign on to an agreement that effectively kills their ongoing investigations or prevents new ones from being launched. Beau Biden, Delaware's top law enforcer, remains on the states' executive committee.....

.......With a settlement into those investigations seemingly off the table, the banks would likely be willing to pay less in penalties.:gomad







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As Krishnamur*ti famously remarked "it is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society".
The longer we tolerate the 2 party shell game the more we acclimate ourselves to an inherently diseased system. We need to break the spell.

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No rational person is shocked by this. Our system is tainted by corporate money, power and influence.
ReaganBush*1ClintonBu*sh2Obama..*.it's one long corrupt presidency*.

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Obama is an utter failure. I'm tired of being led by someone who automatica*lly assumes they can't win and so makes no attempt to even try. That's not smart. That's sad. If I have to lose, I'd rather lose following someone who's a winner at heart and fights to the very end. Not some joker who thinks it's better to look cool and cave at every turn for the appearance of victory but the substance of failure.


.....alles korrupt bis unters Hemd :bad

lunar
24.08.2011, 08:24
24 August 2011

Central Planning - It's Not Just For Communists Anymore (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/guest-post-central-planning-its-not.html)

I found this email from a reader to be very interesting, and I asked him for permission to share it with you.

Most students of economics are aware of the tendency of 'perfect competition' to zero economic profit over time, unless there is a continual renewal and reinvention of the business, under the guidance of a wise, insightful, and responsive management. Even the best enterprise involves a risk of loss, the expense of well paid employees, and significantly hard work, all combined with a bit of luck. Little wonder that a minority of businessmen find this arrangement less satisfactory that other alternatives, which unfortunately includes various forms of cheating, if not outright fraud.


And therefore there is a constant tendency of participants in capitalist systems to foster the unreasonable profits of cartels and the stable pricing power of monopolies, natural or otherwise, with a measure of discretionary control over resources and choices, legislation and information, and political and monetary power.

When business obtains an inordinate amount of power over the social fabric of regulation and governance, the creation of an oligarchy distorts the real economy through the accumulation of too much power in too few hands, in the manner of the central planning bureaucracies of the old line communist nations.

And this is why the standard economic solutions of both stimulus and austerity for normal cyclical excess can be doomed to failure, as they are at this time. The system itself has become distorted and broken, and is badly in need of reform. Whatever one puts into it will come out badly, and be turned to fruitless purposes, corrupted by the unprecedented concentration of power in the hands of the few, the partnership of the Wall Street banks, big media, multinational corporations, and their servants in the government.

The modern, somewhat romantic theory of naturally efficient markets peopled by inhumanly rational and altruistic individuals is a fairly modern twist on the noble savage ideal of Rousseau, and just as other-worldly and impractical when applied to a modern society. Certainly no one who has driven recently on a modern highway in rush hour could believe it.


The corrupting tendencies of the concentration of power is an intriguing idea, with an historical resonance from the trust-busting Teddy Roosevelt, and his distant cousin Franklin, as well as the famous observation of Lord Acton:"And remember, where you have the concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that."Nineteenth century Americans viewed the business trusts as un-American "internationalists, and heartless, abusive exploiters of the public interest." And rightly so. They looked for relief to the reform of their government, and the power of democracy and the law.

This struggle of the individual to maintain a balance of power with the organizations, whether they be the corporation or the state, is a recurrent theme, a continuing saga throughout human history. Big Government and Big Business have both been inimical to human freedom.

Whether such an accumulation of power in a few hands is achieved by the gun and star chamber, or the pen and the bribe, may not matter to the end result, which is a society plagued by corruption, stagnation, and at its end, a growing instability with a resort to physical force and more overt repression on its own people.Central Planning - It's not Just for Communists Anymore
By Matthew K
23 August 2011
Vancouver, BC

It's been a rough few weeks for the capitalist system, which bestrides the globe like a teetering colossus. Not only has there been stock market turmoil worldwide, and the temporary threat of a US default on its debts, but an esteemed, mainstream economist suggested that Karl Marx was right. In the Wall Street Journal, no less! Karl Marx Was Right (http://online.wsj.com/video/nouriel-roubini-karl-marx-was-right/68EE8F89-EC24-42F8-9B9D-47B510E473B0.html)

That would be Nouriel Roubini, whose claim to fame came from timely warnings about the US housing bubble and subsequent US stock market collapse.. It is important to note that he only said that Marx was right in that capitalism could collapse on itself, not that it actually would.

Most people are familiar with the spectacular failures of central planning in the Communist regimes. According to the resurgently fashionable Austrian school of economics, an economy is too complex to be managed by one expert, or even one committee of experts, regardless whether the clubhouse door reads "Politburo" or "Shark Tank."

According to the Austrians, society's fastest path to prosperity consists of allowing every person to decide freely what is in their best interest, with the emphasis on individual transactions.

A biological analogy comes from flocks of birds, schools of fish, and ant colonies, among others. These swarms function extremely well, despite being composed of simple creatures following simple rules, and despite the anarchic lack of a leader directing things. Our own "simple critter rules" in modern society are probably along the lines of "try to get a higher paying job, and pay lower prices for stuff, within the laws of the land, and without making too many enemies."

A business analogy comes from Toyota. Their quality went from hopeless to fearsome by training every employee to be competent enough to figure out how to do their own job better, and then allowing them to do so. If their management tried to dictate how each task was to be done, they might have peaked at early-80’s American car maker quality levels.

In a similar way, they decided not to try to predict the right production levels for each model, colour, and trim. Instead they pre-built enough cars to fill dealership inventory, and each time a customer purchased a vehicle, they would build one more of that same model, colour, and features. In economic nerd speak, they responded to that "market signal". So if 5% of Corolla drivers wanted a green car with deluxe extras, in the long run 5% of Corolla production would consist of deluxe green vehicles.
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Since the flaws of central planning and benefits of distributed decision-making occur in the public sector, the private sector, and even in biology, we can generalize that the USSR's economic problem was ultimately that a small group of people would decide how to (mis)allocate most of the country's resources.

In the past thirty years, there's been an immense concentration of wealth -- particularly in Anglo-American countries (the US, UK, us, the Aussies). The US is at the leading edge of this trend, with the top 1% owning 42% of the wealth, or about six times as much as the bottom four fifths of the population, and a significant portion of the means of production and public information (media) and influence over the course of society.

In recent decades Western capitalism has moved towards the central planning model of a relatively small number of people in charge of directing the allocation of resources. This narrowing of perspective has in turn led to policies progressively more disastrous for the moved and the shaken... which was the Soviet denouement.

I have to credit the influence of the thoughtful blog of a well-to-do American entrepreneur and military strategist, and especially this particular posting. Central Planning and the Fall of US Empire (http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2011/07/journal-central-planning-and-the-fall-of-the-us-empire.html)

Capitalism's path back from the self-perpetuating central planning will require a more equitable, or at least a less inequitable, distribution of wealth and power, by which to rebuild the middle class and promote decision making based on individual choice and a more widely based entrepreneurial meritocracy. Which is what Roubini was complaining about, in saying that too much wealth was being redistributed from labour to capital.

It would be a terrible irony if Marx was proven correct, and unchecked capitalism destroyed itself by evolving the self-crippling features of a centrally planned communist economy. One can only hope that we can reform our current market systems before things get worse.

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lunar
24.08.2011, 08:35
...dieser Faber gehört natürlich auch hier rein ;)

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Marc Faber Explains How Even The "Greatest Bear On Earth" Gets It Wrong (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/marc-faber-explains-how-even-greatest-bear-earth-gets-it-wrong)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2011 - 17:52

Marc Faber was on Bloomberg TV dispensing his traditional sarcastic and sardonic wit in copious quantities. Among the traditional topics touched upon are stocks and specifically trading ranges, "I think a lot of people will say the markets formed a double low and we have some technical indicators that are going to turn positive, so we could rally around 1,250, but as I said before, for me, we reached a high on May 2, 2011. 1,370 on the S&P--that we will not go through", on Operation Twist part 1 (already announced) and part 2 (coming): "To some extent we are in midst of QE3 already, because by announcing the Fed will keep zero interest rates until the middle of 2013, they basically encourage financial institutions to borrow short-term and to buy 10-year Treasuries" on a contrarian outlook on stocks: "I am the greatest bear on earth, but if you compare Treasury bond yields and equities, equities look reasonably attractive", on why Insider "buying" just as we have said repeatedly, is far too much ado about nothing: "Compared to all the selling in the last six months the buying is relatively muted" and lastly, like a gracious loser, Faber admits he was wrong and Rosenberg was right "David Rosenberg was right and I was wrong. The 30-Year has not made a new low. The low in December 2008 was 2.53%. Now we're around 3.4%"... although with a caveat: "Basically we have an artificial market." Alas, no strategic observations on what particular precious metal one's girlfriend would appreciate the most in the current gold-platinum parity environment.



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"Basically we have an artificial market."
Yes.. we are in a world where the rich make mistakes yet get even richer robbing from the poorest to compensate for their losses

lunar
24.08.2011, 08:43
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Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/23/2011 - 21:27

Two and a half years after consistently and methodically exposing one conspiracy after another (and by the way, once it is proven to be a fact, it is no longer a conspiracy), we were stunned to find that the biggest conspiracy theory is none other than... Zero Hedge. "Zero Hedge, for example, is one that lots of hedge funds look at, lots of money managers look at, and the guy that runs it has their ear. Now I'm not saying that he is not doing his own proprietary work, but, people like to plant stories in there. [cue ominous silence]." TA DUN DUN. Gee - one does learn something new every day. Also, to anyone who still doesn't get it, please send your dodecatuple secret "plant" stories to plant@zerohedge[.]com along with your non-refundable payment made in physical gold Zimbabwean dollars, to be delivered to our paper street headquarters. We certainly would prefer it if the drop man is Bank of America's James Mahoney (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bank-americas-dead-drop-rick-perry-we-will-help-you-out).




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Who knew? Goldman has been keeping the servers running all this time. And now Tyler reveals himself to be none other than The Bernank.

lunar
24.08.2011, 08:49
Flüchtete der Diktator durch seinen gigantischen Bewässerungstunnel? (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Fluechtete-der-Diktator-durch-seinen-gigantischen-Bewaesserungstunnel/story/23515096)

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:gruebel...vielleicht liege ich grottenschlecht - aber ich kann mir nicht vorstellen, dass G da unten rumkriecht :rolleyes ist er nicht schon längstens irgendwo im Süden oder sonst wo :confused:rolleyes

lunar
24.08.2011, 09:14
Die Stunde der Value-Investoren schlägt

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24.08.11, 08:08
(http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/die_stunde_der_valueinvestoren_schlaegt-1069614-771)Peter Hody - Aktien kaufen, wenn sie billig sind: Selten ist dies einfacher als nach heftigen Kursrutschen. Voraussetzung für Anleger ist eine Portion Optimismus. Im Schweizer Markt gibt es eine Reihe von Kaufgelegenheiten. (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/die_stunde_der_valueinvestoren_schlaegt-1069614-771)mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/die_stunde_der_valueinvestoren_schlaegt-1069614-771)

Börsenabstürze sind für Investoren ein Psychotest: Das Erleiden von Verlusten erhöht die Risikoaversion. Dabei bietet gerade der Absturz einmalige Chancen, billig zu qualitativ guten Aktien zu kommen. Investoren-Legende Warren Buffett hat den kühlen Kopf dazu. Diesmal war er wieder früh dran. Mitte August hat er während der heftigsten Turbulenzen kräftig Aktien zugekauft. Man kann davon ausgehen, dass Buffett das Kurs-Buch-Verhältnis (KBV) dieser Aktien zuvor studiert hat.

Es schlägt die Stunde der Value-Investoren. "Die Chancen, unterbewertete Qualitäts-Aktien zu finden, haben sich deutlich verbessert. Um sie ins Portfolio aufzunehmen, braucht es zurzeit aber auch eine Portion Optimismus," sagt Thomas Braun, Partner bei Braun, von Wyss & Müller, die zwei Value-Stock Fonds managen. Das KBV ist die Kennzahl der Stunde. Es zeigt das Verhältnis des bilanziellen Werts eines Unternehmens pro Aktie.

Ein Wert unter 1 bedeutet im Prinzip, dass Investoren nicht mehr an die Zukunftsfähigkeit des Unternehmens oder an eine deutliche bilanzielle Verschlechterung glauben. Nach heftigen Börsenabschwüngen liegen die durchschnittlichen KBV in den Indizes vielfach im Keller, weil Aktienverkäufe aus einer deutlich kurzfristigeren, von Unsicherheit geprägten Optik getätigt werden. So entstehen Unterbewertungen und Chancen für langfristig wieder steigende Kurse. Die Kunst ist, die guten Unterbewertungen von den schlechten zu trennen.

Finanzaktien krass unterbewertet

Der SMI (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/998089/4/1) hat gemäss dem Research der Credit Suisse (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/1213853/380/1) zurzeit ein durchschnittliches KBV von 1,76. Zu Zeiten des Börsenbooms im Jahr 2007 oder 2002 waren es Werte um 3. Fünf Aktien handeln beim Buchwert oder drunter: Swiss Re (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/12688156/380/1), Credit Suisse (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/1213853/380/1), UBS (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/2489948/380/1), Holcim (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/1221405/380/1) und Zurich (http://www.cash.ch/boerse/kursinfo/fullquote/1107539/380/1). Bei Versicherungs- und Finanztiteln ist die Unterbewertung schon beinahe endemisch im Schweizer Aktienmarkt.....

....hoffentlich täuscht er sich da nicht :schwitz

lunar
24.08.2011, 09:33
Unentdeckte Arten

Nie gesehen - und schon ausgestorben (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,781929,00.html)

Wie viele Tier- und Pflanzenarten gibt es? Diese Frage beschäftigt Forscher seit Jahrhunderten. Nun legen Wissenschaftler eine neue Schätzung vor. Sie zeigt: Neun von zehn Spezies sind noch gar nicht bekannt - viele könnten aussterben, bevor sie überhaupt entdeckt werden. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,781929,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1077779.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42385) ]

lunar
24.08.2011, 09:46
Leuthards Worte empören Deutschland (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/stadt/Leuthards-Worte-empoeren-Deutschland/story/27656019)

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Von Liliane Minor, Daniel Schneebeli. Aktualisiert vor 39 Minuten 83 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/stadt/Leuthards-Worte-empoeren-Deutschland/story/27656019#kommentar)


Arnold Währer - 09:12 Uhr
Finde den Lärmstreit doch etwas einseitig. Schliesslich arbeiten sehr viele Deutsche aus Süddeutschland in der Schweiz und auch am Flughafen, fahren täglich mit ihren Autos hin und Kloten wird auch von vielen DE Fliegern angeflogen. Zudem kennt der Flughafen Stuttgart gar keine Nachtsperre, da wird rund um die Uhr geflogen. Stuttgart liegt ja auch nicht so weit vom Süddeutschen Raum entfernt.

lunar
24.08.2011, 10:17
...nachgereicht - Hochgeladen von DoomBoomGloom (http://www.youtube.com/user/DoomBoomGloom) am 23.08.2011

MvK5qxgETCg&feature

lunar
24.08.2011, 10:23
Politik: 24. August 2011, 05:58

Ranghoher Palästinenser getötet (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/nahost_palaestinenser_luftangriff_gazastreifen_1.12076770.html)

Israelischer Luftangriff auf den Gazastreifen

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/nahost_palaestinenser_luftangriff_gazastreifen_1.12076770.html)Der Waffenstillstand zwischen Israel und der Hamas im Gazastreifen ist weiterhin brüchig. Bei der Explosion eines Autos in der Nacht starb nach palästinensischen Angaben ein ranghohes Mitglied der radikalen Gruppe Islamischer Jihad. Der Vorfall ereignete sich in den frühen Morgenstunden in der südlichen Stadt Rafah.

...

:rolleyes:mad




(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/nahost_palaestinenser_luftangriff_gazastreifen_1.12076770.html)

lunar
24.08.2011, 14:23
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Euro Bank CDS Surge To All Time Record After Collapse In German IFO Business Survey, Discord Over Eurobonds, Greek 2 Years Over 40% (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/euro-bank-cds-surge-all-time-record-after-collapse-german-ifo-business-survey-discord-over-euro)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2011 - 07:29

Following yesterday's plunge in the German ZEW investor confidence reading (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/plunging-german-investor-confidence-sends-european-bank-risk-record), today we got yet another confirmation that Germany's economic in freefall, after the IFO Business Climate survey printed at 108.7, the lowest in more than a year, down from 112.9, and a big miss to consensus of 111.0. The 4.2 drop was the highest since November 2008, when it plunged by 4.2. In summary, today’s disappointing Ifo data, if repeated in coming months, points “at least to sharp deterioration of growth, perhaps even recession,” Ralph Solveen, head of economic research at Commerzbank says." And unlike America, where hope is the only thing pushing investors forward, in Germany it is the inverse with the expectations component dropping belopw the 10 year average of 100.5, for the first time since July 2009, while the current assessment component is still above the 102.7 long-term average. Should this collapse in hopium consumption jump across the Atlantic, watch out America. Furthermore, while as was noted before, Merkel's continuing refusal to adopt Eurobonds is nothing new, today we got a new kink after German president Wulff questioned the legality (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/24/ecb-germany-bonds-idUSL5E7JO15720110824)of ECB bond purchases during a conference at Lindau, claiming that bond buying damages the ECB's independence. Wulff cited an article in the European Union's fundamental treaty, which prohibits the ECB from buying bonds directly from governments. "This ban only makes sense if those responsible don't circumvent it with comprehensive purchases on the secondary market," he added. "What independence?" might add anyone who has seen the global printing cartel in action over the past 3 years. Yet the recent expansion in the SMP, which has bought about €40 billion in Spanish and Italian bonds, is the only thing keeping Europe afloat now: if this were taken away, it is the beginning of the end. Another complication to any sustained EUR rally, is that the Finnish government announced overnight it is sticking to its collateral side deal with Greece, a move that apparetly has Germany fuming. Expect headlines as Finland’s govt will meet this afternoon to discuss Germany’s rejection of collateral agreement the cabinet struck with Greece on Aug. 16, newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported on its website without saying where it got the information. This may well be worth 200 pips in the EURUSD... to the downside. And lastly, the cherry on top is that Greek 2 Year bonds, just soared above 40% for the first time ever! So much for bailout #2. Time to star pricing in the 4th iteration as the 3rd one is now a certainty. All this means that iTraxx Fins Senior is now at an all time high of 255, +4 bps, while the Sub Index is also at a record of 453, +9bps. Look for a resumption in the serial close of trade of all Italian banks before Europe shuts down at 4:30 pm local.





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DAX up 1% doesn't seem to care, unless its' some of that QE3 hopium

lunar
24.08.2011, 14:26
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Daily US Opening News And Market Re-Cap: August 24 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/daily-us-opening-news-and-market-re-cap-august-24)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2011 - 08:12


Moody's downgraded Japan's long-term sovereign rating by one notch to Aa3, with a stable outlook
Financials came under pressure during the early European session after figures from the ECB revealed a sharp jump in lending to banks, re-igniting funding concerns
The Greek/German spread widened partly on news that Troika has warned Greece on public payroll and public mergers
The German IFO report was not as bad as some analysts expected, which provided appetite for risk
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Der ifo Geschäftsklimaindex für Deutschland notiert für August bei 108,7. Im Vormonat hatte er noch bei 112,9 gestanden. Erwartet wurde er hingegen im Bereich 111,0.

Der Index für die Geschäftslage notiert bei 118,1 nach zuvor 121,4 und erwarteten 119,6. Der Index zur Geschäftserwartung liegt nun bei 100,1 nach 105,0 im letzten Monat. Die Erwartung hatte hier im Bereich 102,6 gelegen.
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lunar
24.08.2011, 14:39
Rundherum wird geschossen, Sara Sidner bleibt cool (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Rundherum-wird-geschossen-Sara-Sidner-bleibt-cool/story/13660319) :eek:rolleyes

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Von Nina Merli (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/nina-merli/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 36 Minuten

lunar
24.08.2011, 14:45
+++ Libyen-Liveticker +++

Gaddafi-Truppen nehmen Zentrum von Tripolis unter Beschuss (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,782097,00.html)

Im Zentrum von Tripolis sind teilweise wieder die Truppen des Gaddafi-Regimes auf dem Vormarsch. Rebellen sollen auf dem Gelände der Gaddafi-Residenz unter Beschuss geraten sein, in anderen Gegenden soll es Bombardements geben. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,782097,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1145093.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42398) ]

+++ Schwere Kämpfe auch in der Stadt Zuwara +++
[14:27] Der Radiosender der Rebellen berichtet nach BBC-Angaben von "heftigen Kämpfen" in der Stadt Zuwara in Nordwestlibyen. Demnach beschiessen Gaddafi-Truppen die Aufständischen mit Raketen.

+++ Mehr als 400 Tote in Tripolis ++++
[14:14] Beim Kampf im Tripolis sind bisher nach offiziellen Angaben 435 Menschen getötet worden. Mehr als 2000 Menschen seien zudem verletzt, sagte ein Mitarbeiter des Zentralkrankenhauses in der libyschen Hauptstadt der Nachrichtenagentur dpa. Nach seinen Informationen sind in den Krankenhäusern der Stadt alle Ärzte und Pfleger im Einsatz, nachdem die Rebellen die Menschen aufgerufen hätten, an ihre Arbeitsplätze zu gehen. Wichtige Einrichtungen in der Stadt würden von Bewaffneten geschützt.

+++Gaddafi-Truppen beschießen das Zentrum von Tripolis+++
[14:00] Im Zentrum von Tripolis scheint sich die Lage zu verschieben: Die Nachrichtenagentur Reuters berichtet unter Berufung auf einen Rebellensprecher, dass Gaddafi-Truppen die Innenstadt und auch das Gelände der Gaddafi-Residenz bombardiert hätten. "Es gab Bombardements auf dem Bab al-Asisija-Gelände, in der al-Mansoura-Gegend und in einem anderen Gebiet nahe des Rixos-Hotels." Der Beschuss komme hauptsächlich von Regimetruppen, die sich in dem Stadtbezirk Abu Salim positioniert hätten. Ein anderer Sprecher der Aufständischen sagte Reuters, die Rebellen gingen davon aus, dass sich Gaddafi im Süden der Hauptstadt verstecke. In dem Bezirk al-Hadhba al-Khadra gebe es heftige Kämpfe. Es gibt noch keine weitere Bestätigung für den Bericht........

:(:mad

lunar
24.08.2011, 14:47
...das ist ja auch nicht eben hilfreich :oo:mad:rolleyes

Politik: 24. August 2011, 11:45

Moskau schreibt Ghadhafi noch nicht ab (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/medwedew_gaddafi_einfluss_macht_1.12089318.html)

Medwedew hält den bisherigen libyschen Machthaber weiterhin für einflussreich

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(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/medwedew_gaddafi_einfluss_macht_1.12089318.html)

lunar
24.08.2011, 14:56
von AAA zu AAAA :rolleyes

Arme, Arbeitslose, Alte und Alkoholiker – die A-Stadt (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Arme-Arbeitslose-Alte-und-Alkoholiker--die-AStadt/story/31431878)

Schweizer Städte müssen ihren Mittelstand pflegen, sonst droht ein Rückfall ins Zeitalter der A-Städte. In Frankreich fordern deshalb selbst Superreiche höhere Steuern. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Arme-Arbeitslose-Alte-und-Alkoholiker--die-AStadt/story/31431878)

Von Philipp Löpfe (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/philipp-loepfe/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 58 Minuten 24 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Arme-Arbeitslose-Alte-und-Alkoholiker--die-AStadt/story/31431878#kommentar)


.....mal ein lesenswerter Artikel des Herrn Löpfe :cool und vor allem die Kommentare :oo

lunar
24.08.2011, 15:00
Interaktive Grafik

Libyen: 40 Jahre unter Gaddafi (http://www.spiegel.de/flash/flash-25338.html)

lunar
24.08.2011, 15:05
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Strong Durable Goods Headline Number, Very Weak Between The Lines: "Weak Start To 3Q" Bloomberg's Yamarone (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/strong-durable-goods-headline-number-very-weak-between-lines-weak-start-3q-bloombergs-yamarone)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2011 - 08:41 Once again we get a strong durable goods numbers report at the headline level, but far weaker when one actually reads it instead of just scanning it: with the July Durable goods printing well above expectations, at 4.0%, double expectations of 2.0%, and up from an upwardly revised -1.3%. Ex-transportation, the number was up 0.7%, beating the estimate of -0.5%, virtually unchanged with the previous upwardly revised 0.6%. What is, however, not good is that cap goods non-defense ex aircraft dropped by -1.5%, in line expectations, and a plunge from an upward revised 0.6%: this shows that actual CapEx is plunging. The bulk of the beat comes due to stronger than expected automotive-related production. Futures surge on the news because a continent wide liquidity squeeze is less important than the future channel stuffing of more unsellable cars.

Die US-amerikanischen Auftragseingänge für langlebige Wirtschaftsgüter sind im Juli um 4,0 % gestiegen. Erwartet wurde hingegen ein Plus im Bereich von 2,0 bis 2,5 %. Im Vormonat waren die Auftragseingänge bei den langlebigen Wirtschaftsgütern noch um 1,3 % zurückgegangen. Damit wurde der Vormonatswert von zuvor veröffentlichten -1,9 % revidiert.


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Awww, Now Bernanke can't announce his QE3, say goodnight to stocks and Euro as they plunge into the abyss...

lunar
24.08.2011, 17:21
+++ Libyen-Liveticker +++

Journalisten aus Rixos-Hotel befreit (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,782097,00.html)

Die Geiselnahme im Rixos-Hotel in Tripolis ist offenbar beendet: Laut CNN haben die Gaddafi-Getreuen die Pforten der Anlage freigegeben - alle Journalisten flohen. Das Rote Kreuz half bei der Evakuierung. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,782097,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1145093.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42398) ]

+++ Journalisten fliehen aus Rixos-Hotel +++
[16.52] Die Geiselnahme im Rixos-Hotel ist offenbar beendet. CNN-Mann Matthew Chance twittert: "Die Rixos-Krise ist vorbei. Alle Journalisten sind raus!" Über die Freilassung sei zuvor mit den Gaddafi-treuen Wächtern verhandelt worden. Laut Matthews soll das Rote Kreuz bei der Evakuierung geholfen haben. Viele Kollegen, darunter auch er selbst, flohen anschließend in Richtung Rebellen, um sich vorerst in Sicherheit zu bringen.

+++ Patrouillen mit Maschinengewehren in Tripolis +++
[16.28] Die Lage in Tripolis sei noch immer angespannt, schreibt Al-Dschasira-Reporter Evan Hill bei Twitter: "Rebellen sind an jeder Ecke, Patrouillen mit Maschinengewehren unterwegs."

+++ China plädiert für UN-Führungsrolle in Libyen +++
[16:05] China hat sich laut dpa für eine führende Funktion der Vereinten Nationen beim Wiederaufbau in Libyen ausgesprochen. Die Uno solle "eine bestimmende Rolle in der Nachkriegsordnung spielen", hieß es am Mittwoch in einer Mitteilung von Außenminister Yang Jiechi in Peking. In einem Telefonat habe er mit Uno-Generalsekretär Ban Ki Moon über die Situation in dem nordafrikanischen Land gesprochen. Zugleich rief Yang die internationale Gemeinschaft auf, weiter humanitäre Hilfe in Libyen zu leisten.

+++ Rebellen bieten Amnestie für Auslieferung Gaddafis an +++
[15:58] Die Rebellen bieten denjenigen aus dem Umfeld Gaddafis, die den langjährigen Machthaber gefangen nehmen oder töten, Amnestie an. Außerdem habe ein Geschäftsmann aus Benghasi eine Belohung von umgerechnet etwas mehr als einer Million Euro für die Ergreifung Gaddafis ausgesetzt, sagt der Chef des Übergangsrats der Rebellen, Mustafa Abdel Dschalil, vor Journalisten.....

lunar
24.08.2011, 17:47
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Bank Of America Refutes Idiotic JP Morgan Take Over Rumors (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bank-america-refutes-idiotic-jp-morgan-take-over-rumors)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2011 - 11:03 Bank of America (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/bank-america) Bank of America (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/113) Henry Blodget (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/henry-blodget) And so the uber-idiotic rumor which spread like wildfire among desperate traders yesterday, namely that JPMorgan would acquire Bank of America, is next in the docket to be denied (after taking cheap shots at Henry Blodget):




BANK OF AMERICA SAYS JPMORGAN MERGER SPECULATION IS `BASELESS'
BANK OF AMERICA DISCUSSES MERGER SPECULATION IN INTERNAL MEMO
BOFA REPEATS IT HAS NO NEED TO ISSUE ADDITIONAL COMMON STOCK
Now... If only Bank of America can focus its attention for 5 minutes and answer our questions (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/some-follow-questions-and-recommendations-brian-moynihan)and all shall be well.


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24.08.2011, 18:03
TO SERVE AND PROTECT (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110824/us-sept-11-nypd-intelligence)
NYPD's Secret CIA-Backed Anti-Terror Program Raises Murky Ethical Questions (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110824/us-sept-11-nypd-intelligence)
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.....Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the NYPD has become one of the country's most aggressive domestic intelligence agencies. A months-long investigation by The Associated Press has revealed that the NYPD operates far outside its borders and targets ethnic communities in ways that would run afoul of civil liberties rules if practiced by the federal government. And it does so with unprecedented help from the CIA in a partnership that has blurred the bright line between foreign and domestic spying. Neither the city council, which finances the department, nor the federal government, which contributes hundreds of millions of dollars each year, is told exactly what's going on.



The department has dispatched teams of undercover officers, known as "rakers," into minority neighborhoods as part of a human mapping program, according to officials directly involved in the program. They've monitored daily life in bookstores, bars, cafes and nightclubs. Police have also used informants, known as "mosque crawlers," to monitor sermons, even when there's no evidence of wrongdoing. NYPD officials have scrutinized imams and gathered intelligence on cab drivers and food cart vendors, jobs often done by Muslims.



Many of these operations were built with help from the CIA, which is prohibited from spying on Americans but was instrumental in transforming the NYPD's intelligence unit......
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Oligarch mayor, rich president, rich Congress and it's the old, old story of the powerful fearing what the "little people" might be up to.
Terrorism is just an excuse to get Americans to vote to rid themselves of a democracy.


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In the name of fear your civil liberties are being displaced one at a time. People need to realize this and know their government considers the enemy to be their own citizens.


freedom war doch mal das höchste Gut :rolleyes ob die Amis noch wissen was das ist :confused:oo

lunar
24.08.2011, 18:23
Wie der Bundesrat Millionen von unten nach oben umverteilt (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Wie-der-Bundesrat-Millionen-von-unten-nach-oben-umverteilt/story/25643348)

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.....Massive Leistungskürzungen bei IV und ALV
Unter Druck kam besonders die soziale Wohlfahrt. Der damalige Sozialminister Pascal Couchepin (FDP) verkündete 2007 stolz, dass beispielsweise die mit der 5. IV-Revision verbundenen Sparmassnahmen in der Höhe von jährlich durchschnittlich 321 Millionen Franken einen ersten Schritt in die richtige Richtung darstellten. Die darauffolgende Revision 6a im Jahr 2010 sah noch drastischere Einschränkungen vor: Mit ihr wurden 17'000 Schmerzpatienten (z. B. mit Schleudertrauma) ausgegliedert. Das soll bis 2025 gegen 700 Millionen Franken sparen. Gegen 500 Millionen will der neue Sozialminister Didier Burkhalter (FDP) mit der IV-Revision 6b realisieren – indem Tausenden von Invaliden die Renten gekürzt werden......

......Bahnfahrer stärker zur Kasse bitten
Der öffentliche Verkehr geriet mit dem Entlastungsprogramm 2003 arg unter die Räder: Mit diesem Paket wurden dem ÖV Mittel in der Höhe von fast 620 Millionen Franken entzogen. Indem man zum Beispiel dem Fonds für den Bau der neuen Alpentransversalen Gelder entzog. Auch die Zuwendungen an die SBB kürzte das Parlament. Mit dem Entlastungspaket 2004 musste auch der Regionalverkehr bluten. Für den Ausbau der künftigen Infrastruktur will nun Verkehrsministerin Doris Leuthard die Nutzer stärker zur Kasse bitten – Bahnfahren und Autobahnvignette sollen teurer werden......

.....Der Wirtschaft reicht das Paket nicht
In der gleichen Sitzung beschloss die Regierung aber eine 2-Milliarden-Spritze an exportorientierte Unternehmen und Zulieferbetriebe, darunter wohl auch an solche Betriebe, wo die Lohnsumme in den Teppichetagen in den letzten Jahren explodierte. Das Verhältnis des Tiefstlohns zum durchschnittlichen Lohn eines Konzernleitungsmitglieds stieg beim exportorientierten Unternehmen Georg Fischer zum Beispiel um satte 45 Prozent, wie die Gewerkschaft Travailsuisse errechnet hat. Auch Georg Fischer hätte eigentlich Anspruch auf Bundesgelder.....

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Claude Heman - 18:04 Uhr
Da ist eben Demokratie, die Diktatur der Mehrheit. Das Volk verdient die Regierung, die sie gewählt hat! So einfach ist das ! und solange 30% die Partei der "wahren Schweizer" hinter rennen und im Albisgütli den Parolen des Führers lauschen, wird sich nichts ändern. Selber schuld!

Roger Liechti - 18:04 Uhr
Und wieso nimmt man es nicht von den Bonis der Banker?
Die Umverteilung von unten nach oben soll also weitergehen. Geht wählen Leute und überlegt Euch gut, was ihr wählt.

rudolf borer - 18:03 Uhr
Der Gipfel der Unverschämtheiten war bereits die Unternehmenssteuerreform II, wo Milliarden-Geschenke nach oben, an die Versicherungen, Banken, Grosskapitalisten wie Blocher, etc. verteilt werden.

Martin Berlinger - 18:00 Uhr
Ich habe immer grössere Zweifel, wen Parlament und Bundesrat eigentlich vertreten. Ich sehe schon seit längerem keinen Einsatz mehr für die Normalbevölkerung oder die sozial schwächeren. Dagegen immer fragwürdigere Kürzungen z.B. bei Sozialversicherungen. Und Politiker von links bis rechts pflegen im Elfenbeinturm ihre Profilneurose und freuen sich diebisch, dem Gegner eins auswischen zu können.

Ronnie König -17:58 Uhr
Wie hat das sparsame und arbeitsame Volk das verdient? Schickt die Berner Plutokraten in die Wüste. DAS hat nichts mit Jammern auf hohem Niveau zu tun, sondern einfach ein Auflehnen gegen Ausbeutung. Und die hat, wie wir seit 15 Jahren sehen viele Gesichter. Nun ist klar warum auch die Anzahl der Übergewichtigen in diesem Zeitraum zugenommen haben. Uns stinkts, meine Damen und Herren Chefler!

..und am 4.September wird über die "Halbierung der Vermögenssteuer" abgestimmt :rolleyes man darf gespannt sein :oo

lunar
24.08.2011, 18:54
Als würde das Flugzeug eine Schneise durch die dichte Wolkendecke schlagen: Selten sind Aufnahmen von einfachen Passagiermaschinen so spektakulär wie diese hier. Das Ziel des Piloten mag zwar der Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai gewesen sein - hätte er seinen Jet aus dieser Perspektive gesehen, wäre ihm sein Flug vielleicht eher wie die Reise in eine andere Welt vorgekommen.

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Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2011 - 12:09 Guest Post (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/238) Correlations are breaking down, and each asset class seems to be trading more and more in its own little world. Sometimes retaining old correlations and other times moving counter-intuitively. Each of those markets now seem to be driven primarily by fear. The markets have been split into two camps, those that are afraid of rallies and those that are afraid of sell-offs. The breakdown of many correlations is making it harder to hedge or to balance portfolios. It is adding the broken feeling in the market.




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"It is adding the broken feeling in the market."
That is an understatement.
It really is a pity that we have a Chairsatan who is punishing savers and creating conditions that urge a "risk on" mentality re. equities just to stay ahead of real inflation. It is theft of the highest degree (imo).

lunar
24.08.2011, 20:23
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19.55 Uhr Libyscher Botschafter setzt sich aus Berlin ab
Der bisherige libysche Botschafter in Berlin, Jamal Ali Omar El-Baraq, hat Deutschland einem Medienbericht zufolge verlassen. Offenbar setzte er sich ins Ausland ab.
Ein Nachfolger für den Diplomaten, der sich bis zuletzt nicht von Libyens Machthaber Muammar al-Ghadhafi distanziert habe, wurde demnach noch nicht akkreditiert. Ein Sprecher des Auswärtigen Amts sagte auf Anfrage, dass es «über den gegenwärtigen Aufenthaltsort des libyschen Botschafters keine Erkenntnisse» gebe. (AFP)
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19.15 Uhr Ghadhafis Sohn will verhandeln
Al-Saadi versucht laut «CNN», einen Waffenstillstand in Tripolis auszuhandeln. Wie der US-Fernsehsender auf seiner Website berichtet, sei al-Saadi um Kontaktaufnahme mit den amerikanischen Behörden und den Aufständischen bemüht.
«CNN»-Reporter Nic Robertson steht nach eigenen Angaben im E-Mail-Kontakt mit dem Geschäftsmann und ehemaligen Profi-Fussballspieler.
«Ich habe Autorität», um zu verhandeln, schrieb al-Saadi laut Robertson. Er würde gerne eine Waffenruhe aushandeln, um weiteres Blutvergiessen zu vermeiden, erklärte Robertson. al- Saadis E-Mails schienen authentisch zu sein, da sie früherer Korrespondenz mit ihm ähnelten, fuhr er fort. (sda).....

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Guest Post: Libya's Post Gadhaffi Future - Who Gets The Oil? (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-libyas-post-gadhaffi-future-who-gets-oil)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2011 - 15:04 Brazil (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/brazil) China (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/139) Crude (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/crude) France (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/france) Guest Post (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/238) Italy (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/italy) Reality (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/reality) United Kingdom (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/united-kingdom) Muammar Gadhaffi’s 42 year-old regime is in its death rattle – maybe today, maybe tomorrow, his administration that has ruled Libya with a quixotic and brutal hand is about to pass, in Trotsky’s piquant phrase, “into the dustbin of history,” prompting the question “what next?” The glittering prize is Libya’s 1.6 million barrels per day output of high quality crude, which accounted for about 2 percent of global oil output drawn from Africa's largest oil reserves, whose exports have been stymied since the NATO-led campaign began six months ago. Projecting into the future, analysts believe that has reserves to sustain its previous level of production for 80 years. Who will eventually control this asset, with oil prices currently at roughly $84 a barrel, generating an income of more than $12.6 million per day? Italy’s ENI? France’s Total? Britain’s BP? U.S. companies? Or, will China add Libyan future production to its string of acquisitions, as it is already China’s eleventh largest source of imports? The crystal ball is murky indeed, but when the uprising against Gadhaffi began six months ago, according to the Chinese media, about 36,000 Chinese were in Libya working on 50 projects.....

.....Who will eventually control this asset, with oil prices currently at roughly $84 a barrel, generating an income of more than $12.6 million per day?

Italy’s ENI?

France’s Total?

Britain’s BP?

U.S. companies?

Or, will China add Libyan future production to its string of acquisitions, as it is already China’s eleventh largest source of imports?

The crystal ball is murky indeed, but when the uprising against Gadhaffi began six months ago, according to the Chinese media, about 36,000 Chinese were in Libya working on 50 projects.......



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....das wird wohl der nächste Kampf :rolleyes

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24.08.2011, 22:04
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Operation Twist Expectations (or LSAD) Returning With A Vengeance Explains Today's Moves In Stocks And Gold (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/operation-twist-expectations-or-lsad-returning-vengeance-explains-todays-moves-stocks-and-gold)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2011 - 15:46 [/url] http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/2s10s30s.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/166)Whether the Fed will upgrade QE2.5, or "ZIRP through mid-2013", to QE3, or Operation Twist, the form we have been predicting it would take since May, is still unknown: very few people know what Bernanke will say on Friday, minutes after the first revision to Q2 GDP reveals a sub-1% number. What is known is that while cross-asset correlation has soared over the past few days, the biggest driver of stocks over the past few days has been nothing but the 2s10s30s butterfly, which in turn is driven by On and Off rumblings of Bernanke doing the Twist. And here is the rub: when the Fed announces Twist it will be extending duration, it effectively means [u]selling everything 10 Year and older (yes, QE3 could very well be LSAD or Large Scale Asset Dumping instead of LSAP). The goal of this action: make the 2s10s will go vertical and to pancake the 10s30s: a move that the butterfly is now indicating it is once again pricing in - today alone we have seen a massive 15 steepening in the butterfly: a nearly 20% move in the curve. It also explains why gold is being sold off today, because simplistic investors believe that without an actual balance sheet expansion, the Fed will not be diluting paper. Completely wrong: it will merely do so synthetically, from a duration basis. Furthermore, the market will very soon read through the Fed's intention which will be predicated entirely on asset rotation and not on incremental fiat capital. The final outcome will be QE4 where the Fed will have to match the synthetic duration extension with actual cash bond deliverables, namely monetizing bonds, a move which will be even more critical once the deficit spend starts soaring again in the next 3 months. And when it does, it will have to do so double time, to make up not only for previous synthetic exposure extension, but for future priced in moves. In other words, nothing has changed, and we fully expect stocks to soar if indeed Bernanke mentions "duration extension", together with yet another gold dump... albeit both painfully transitory.


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25.08.2011, 06:50
Steve Jobs’s Greatest Contribution (http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daniel-gross/steve-jobs-greatest-contribution-beyond-apple-001626397.html#more-id)- Daniel Gross, Yahoo! Finance The influence of Steve Jobs, who stepped down as Apple's CEO on Wednesday, goes well beyond his own company. In reinventing Apple, Jobs encouraged and abetted the reinvention of several industries that had also fallen on hard times. ... » read more (http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daniel-gross/steve-jobs-greatest-contribution-beyond-apple-001626397.html#more-id)




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25.08.2011, 06:55
'THE DAY HAS COME' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/24/steve-jobs-resigns-apple-ceo_n_935734.html)
Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/24/steve-jobs-resigns-apple-ceo_n_935734.html)

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.As Reuters reports (https://twitter.com/reuters/status/106494952208474113) and Apple has confirmed, (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Steve-Jobs-Resigns-as-CEO-of-bw-19285464.html) Apple CEO Steve Jobs is stepping down from his leadership position. Apple's Board of Directors has named Tim Cook the company's new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board.
"I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you," Jobs wrote in his resignation letter.
Below is Apple's official press release on the announcement (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Steve-Jobs-Resigns-as-CEO-of-bw-19285464.html) (via Business Wire):
Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately. “Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple's Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”
“The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” added Levinson. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”
Jobs submitted his resignation to the Board today and strongly recommended that the Board implement its succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO.
As COO, Cook was previously responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
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First off, I wish him well and speedy recovery from whatever ails him.
Second, I think stocks had no reason to stumble. It's not like Apple would go downhill or away without him, and besides, he'll still be around for major decisions.

lunar
25.08.2011, 08:34
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With 181 Hedge Fund Holders, Apple Is The Most Widely Held "Smart Money" Stock (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/181-hedge-fund-holders-apple-most-widely-held-smart-money-stock)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2011 - 19:09 Apple (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/3) Citigroup (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/292) Smart Money (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/smart-money) Steve Jobs (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/steve-jobs) As the following update from Goldman's David Kostin demonstrates, after dropping to third place with 173 hedge funds owning AAPL (behind Microsoft at 181 and Citigroup at 178) as of March 31, the company that Steve Jobs built was back at the very top of hedge fund holdings with 181 hedge funds holding on to AAPL. The question is what will they do tomorrow and will the first game theory defection bring an end to the fairytale story?




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Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/24/2011 - 18:45 Steve Jobs (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/steve-jobs) http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/NQ%20.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/NQ%20.jpg)The market is not taking the Steve Jobs news well for now.



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lunar
25.08.2011, 08:36
Politik: 25. August 2011, 05:54

In Tripolis gehen die Kämpfe weiter (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/kaempfe_tripolis_wahlen_1.12107932.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/tripolis_bab_al-aziziyah_ghadhafi_residenz_small_1.12108211.1314245190.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/kaempfe_tripolis_wahlen_1.12107932.html) Rebellen kündigen Wahlen an - keine Spur von Ghadhafi

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/kaempfe_tripolis_wahlen_1.12107932.html)Die Truppen Muammar al-Ghadhafis leisten den vorrückenden libyschen Rebellen weiter erbitterten Widerstand. Ein Ende des blutigen Konflikts ist noch nicht abzusehen. Die Rebellen kündigten Wahlen binnen acht Monaten an. Von Machthaber Ghadhafi fehlt weiter noch immer jede Spur.

(sda/dpa/afp/ddp) In Libyen dauern die Kämpfe zwischen Aufständischen und Truppen des untergetauchten Diktators Muammar al-Ghadhafi an. In der Hauptstadt Tripolis kam es in der Nacht am Internationalen Flughafen wieder zu schweren Gefechten.

Nach Angaben der Rebellen setzten die Ghadhafi-treuen Truppen bei den Kämpfen am Flughafen von Tripolis in der Nacht auch Kurzstreckenraketen ein. Ghadhafis Anhänger hielten nach Berichten arabischer Medien noch in zwei Stadtvierteln von Tripolis die Stellung.

Auch ausserhalb der Hauptstadt sind noch weitere Gebiete, etwa Ghadhafis Heimatort Sirte, in der Hand der Regierungstruppen. Ghadhafis Truppen umstellten zudem die westlibysche Stadt Suara und bombardierten sie. Die Küstenstadt liegt an der strategisch wichtigen Strasse, die Tripolis mit der tunesischen Grenze verbindet.

Aufgrund der hohen Opferzahlen bei den Kämpfen der vergangenen Tage werden in den Spitälern die Medikamente knapp. Ärzte sprechen von chaotischen Zuständen. Der arabische Nachrichtensender al-Jazira veröffentlichte auf Bitten der Ärzte des Zentralspitals in Tripolis eine Liste mit dringend benötigten Medikamenten und medizinischem Material......:(



(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/kaempfe_tripolis_wahlen_1.12107932.html)

lunar
25.08.2011, 08:50
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Complete Chinese War Preparedness And Military Update (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/complete-chinese-war-preparedness-and-military-update)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 00:27 China (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/139) keynesianism (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/keynesianism) http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/China%20ICBM.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/China%20ICBM.jpg)

Now that Keynesianism has failed (repeatedly and miserably, although certainly not during wartime - during those times it is curiously successful at 'stimulating'), and only those willfully blind refuse to see how this extended slow-motion collapse ends, below we present the latest, 2011 Edition, of the Annual report to Congress revealing "Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China" or, in short, everything that one needs to know to defend from and/or attack the world's most populous nation. For those short on time, here are the key charts.



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Interesting to know Taiwan's naval fleet is quite big. More like I'm pretty shocked to know that China's naval fleet is still pretty small! That now makes sense why there was very little participation on China's part in the Somalian pirate attacks.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 01:03 | http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/all/modules/slashcomments/images/permalink.gif (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/complete-chinese-war-preparedness-and-military-update#comment-1598226) new Cole Younger (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/cole-younger)
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The "enemy" is not China...The "enemy" is congress and corporate america's lobbyists who buy, sell, and dictate legislation. The true enemy of freedom comes from within not from abroad.


...for the record :oo

lunar
25.08.2011, 08:53
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lunar
25.08.2011, 09:02
http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-252723-thumb-gwsf.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,782261,00.html) Absturz von ISS-Transporter

"Sojus"-Unfall stürzt Raumfahrt in die Krise (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,782261,00.html)

Ein russischer Transporter mit Versorgungsgütern für die Internationale Raumstation ist abgestürzt. Dieser kosmische Crash könnte die Zukunft der Raumfahrt massiv behindern - denn die russischen Vehikel für Astronauten setzen auf dieselbe Technik.....

.....Für die internationale Raumfahrt (http://www.spiegel.de/thema/raumfahrt/) ist dieses kosmische Malheur fatal. Der Crash von "Progress M-12M" im dünnbesiedelten Altai-Gebirge Südsibiriens ist weit mehr als die Fortsetzung einer - bereits ziemlich beeindruckenden - Pechsträhne der Russen (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,781895,00.html) . Im schlechtesten Fall könnte die missglückte Mission die Zukunft der menschlichen Aktivitäten im All entscheidend behindern. Das Problem ist einfach zu beschreiben - und womöglich schwer zu lösen: Die betreffende Raketen-Oberstufe, die am Mittwoch für das Scheitern der Mission sorgte, wird sowohl für die unbemannten als auch für die bemannten "Sojus"-Raketen verwendet. Das Aggregat der Herstellerfirma Lawotschkin galt bislang als ausgesprochen zuverlässig. Nun stellt sich heraus, dass es das womöglich nicht ist - jedenfalls nicht immer......

Von Christoph Seidler mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,782261,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1111613.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42437) ]

:rolleyes

lunar
25.08.2011, 09:34
Wiederaufbau

Deutsche Firmen rangeln um Geschäfte in Libyen (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,782122,00.html)

Libyen steht vor dem Umbruch: Mit Ölmilliarden könnte die neue Regierung den Wiederaufbau finanzieren. Deutsche Unternehmen bringen sich bereits in Stellung. Doch auch andere Länder wollen lukrative Geschäfte machen - und haben dabei wohl bessere Chancen......

.....Um Kontakte zum Übergangsrat zu knüpfen, müssen Unternehmer nicht einmal nach Libyen fahren. Der Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft plant zugunsten des Landes eine große Wirtschafts- und Wohltätigkeitsveranstaltung in Berlin. Vertreter des Übergangsrates haben schon zugesagt. Sie sind nun gefragte Leute. Von Maria Marquart und Katharina Pauli mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,782122,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1062680.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42448) ]

...ist ja schon fast peinlich :oo

lunar
25.08.2011, 09:43
Das Donnerwetter bei der Seeüberquerung

Carmen Roshard
Zürich – Die Bedingungen für die Zürcher Seeüberquerung vom Strandbad Mythenquai zum Bad Tiefenbrunnen hätten besser nicht sein können: Wasser 26, Luft 31 Grad. Die ersten Schwimm- und Aquajogging-Gruppen waren bereits im See, als die Durchsage ertönte: Abbruch wegen Gewittergefahr über dem Zürichsee. Die letzten der 2300 Schwimmer, die noch eine der giftgrünen Badekappen ergattert hatten, starteten kurz nach 16 Uhr. Dann war Schluss und die Enttäuschung gross. «Sie verzelled doch en Seich, d Sunne schiint ja no!» :D rief eine enttäuschte Frau einer Helferin zu. Auch Katharina Schmid vom Zürcher Sportamt bedauert: «Ein Jahr lang haben wir dafür gearbeitet. Die Entscheidung zum Abbruch ist uns nicht leichtgefallen.»

Dabei hatte alles vielversprechend begonnen. Vorturner Hanspi heizte den Teilnehmenden vor dem Schwumm zünftig ein und gebärdete sich auf einer kleinen Bühne zu lautem Technosound wie ein Rockstar. Kurz vor halb vier Uhr drückte Stadtrat Gerold ****** (CVP) auf sein Air-Horn und gab den Startschuss zum Schwimmplausch. Im vergangenen Jahr schwammen 7334 von Ufer zu Ufer, ein Rekord. Heuer hätten es 10 000 sein können. So viele Badekappen hatte das Sportamt mitgebracht.

Neu wurde vom Sandstrand aus gestartet, und die 1450 Meter lange Strecke wurde um 50 Meter verlängert. Rettungsschwimmer waren auf Booten stationiert – die Wasserschutzpolizei regelte den Schiffsverkehr. Das Gewitter kam dann doch, es entlud sich aber über dem Obersee, lange bevor es die Stadt erreichte.

http://epaper3.tagesanzeiger.ch/ee/taz/ges/2011/08/25/015/


Mit ihren grünen Badekappen sehen die Seeüberquerer von hinten aus wie schwimmende Erbsen. Foto: Reto Oeschger

lunar
25.08.2011, 10:35
...und das auch noch (nachgereicht ;))

OKBLdtDS0DU

lunar
25.08.2011, 10:41
Libya Live Blog

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19 min 44 sec ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-25-2011-1120) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
Muammar Gaddafi will try to sell part of Libya's gold reserves to pay for his protection and sow chaos among tribes in the north African country, according to his former central bank governor Farhat Bengdara.

Bengdara, who has allied himself with the Libyan rebels, told the Italian daily, Corriere della Sera, that an ally of Gaddafi had offered 25 tonnes of gold to his friend "a little time ago".

"My friend referred it to me and I suggested that he refuse and my friend immediately rejected the approach. But it is a clear indication," Bengdara said in the interview published today. He said his friend was not Libyan but gave no further details.

There are gold reserves worth $10 billion in Tripoli and Gaddafi could have taken some of that amount, he said.
Bengdara said he believed that Gaddafi had fled Tripoli and could be heading towards the Algerian border. "Now he is looking to pay and corrupt some tribes and some militia to have protection and to create further chaos," he said.
The former central bank governor, who is a director of Italian bank UniCredit , said Libya needed $5-$7bn as a bridging loan to get the banking system restarted and to pay for imports.

"We don't need donors. Libya is a rich country. The state activities from the Libyan Investment Authority, the central bank and gold reserves are worth $168 billion. But it is all frozen," Bengdara said.

It will take months and a UN Security Council resolution before these sums are freed up, he said.

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya

lunar
25.08.2011, 10:45
News-Ticker

Rebellen plündern Villen der Ghadhafi-Kinder (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Rebellen-pluendern-Villen-der-GhadhafiKinder/story/31970971)

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Aktualisiert vor 1 Minute

10.10 Uhr - Nato Rebellen suchen Ghadhafi mit Hilfe der Nato

Die Nato unterstützt die Rebellen bei ihrer Suche nach Muammar al-Ghadhafi und dessen Söhnen. «Ich kann bestätigen, dass die Nato Geheimdienstinformationen und Aufklärungshilfe den Rebellen zur Verfügung stellt, um Ghadhafi und die Reste seines Regimes aufzuspüren», erklärte der britische Verteidigungsminsiter Liam Fox gemäss «Al-Jazeera». Zum Bericht des «Daily Telegraph» (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8721291/Libya-SAS-leads-hunt-for-Gaddafi.html), wonach britische Spezialtruppen in Libyen aktiv bei der Jagd nach dem ehemaligen libyschen Machthaber beteiligt sind, wollte Fox keine Stellung nehmen. (jak)

lunar
25.08.2011, 14:40
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Frontrunning: August 25 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/frontrunning-august-25)

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Analysts warn China facing pressure from US, EU debts (China Daily (http://www.china.org.cn/business/2011-08/25/content_23279208.htm))
U.S. May Back Refinance Plan for Mortgages (NYT (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/business/economy/us-may-back-mortgage-refinancing-for-millions.html))
US budget watchdog cuts debt forecast (FT (http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d0c5a542-ce5d-11e0-99ec-00144feabdc0.html))
ECB ‘Stands Ready’ to EaseDollar-Market Tensions, Dombret Says (Bloomberg (http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-08-24/ecb-stands-ready-to-ease-dollar-market-tensions-dombret-says.html))
Merkel Rejects Seeking Collateral in European Bailouts as Splits Emerge (Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-23/merkel-ally-von-der-leyen-calls-for-gold-as-bailout-collateral.html))
Europe Banks Lean More on Emergency Funding (WSJ (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904875404576528663793268664.html))
Apple’s Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO, Will Be Succeeded by Tim Cook (Bloomberg (http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-08-25/apple-s-jobs-resigns-as-ceo-will-be-succeeded-by-tim-cook.html))
Bernanke Signaling No QE Backed by Higher Data (Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-25/bernanke-signaling-no-qe-backed-by-data-from-prices-to-freight.html))


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lunar
25.08.2011, 15:00
Politik: 25. August 2011, 14:18

Rom gibt libysche Vermögen frei (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/italien_gibt_libysche_vermoegen_frei_1.12120788.html)

350 Millionen Dollar auf italienischen Banken blockiert

http://www.nzz.ch/images/jibril_bei_berlusconi_2582011_lead_1.12120610.1314271505.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/italien_gibt_libysche_vermoegen_frei_1.12120788.html)(Reuters/dpa)/awy. Italiens Ministerpräsident Silvio Berlusconi hat in Mailand bekannt gegeben, dass die Freigabe von libyschen Vermögen zur Unterstützung der Übergangsregierung begonnen habe. Bei italienischen Banken sind 350 Mio. Euro auf libyschen Konten blockiert. Zudem werde der italienische Konzern Eni die libyschen Rebellen gratis mit Erdöl und Erdgas versorgen. Eine entsprechende Vereinbarung soll am Montag in Benghasi unterzeichnet werden. Eni ist der grösste in Libyen tätige Erdölkonzern.

Berlusconi machte seine Ankündigung nach einem Treffen mit Mahmud Jibril, dem Vorsitzenden des Nationalen Übergangsrats, in dem die libyschen Rebellen zusammengefasst sind. Jibril sagte vor der Presse, die erste Sorge der neuen libyschen Regierung müsse es sein, die staatlichen Dienstleistungen sicherzustellen und die Gehälter der Staatsangestellten zu bezahlen, sonst drohe dem Land eine Destabilisierung........

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/italien_gibt_libysche_vermoegen_frei_1.12120788.html)

lunar
25.08.2011, 15:05
First we had helicopter ben Now we have Hercules Chavez (http://goldtent.org/?p=90296)

-> Posted by Fullgoldcrown @ 23:03 pm on August 24, 2011
anybody wanna ride in the cargo hold ?

Last piece from Midas

……………………
Hi Bill,
Our friend Mr Chavez will have to fill 11 of these Hercules C-130′s to fly his 211t of gold back to Venezuela, as they only can take a max. 20t payload:

lunar
25.08.2011, 15:45
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Bank Of Berkshire America: Buffett To Buy $5 Billion In Preferred Stock In Bank Of America (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bank-berkshire-america-buffett-buy-5-billion-preferred-stock-bank-america)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 09:12 Bank of America (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/bank-america) Bank of America (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/113) Berkshire Hathaway (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/7869) Capital Markets (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/capital-markets) Warren Buffett (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/9041) Goldman bailout part 2 is here. And so the Octogenarian of Omaha doubles down on another taxpayer bailout. At least we can put aside all the lies that Bank of America did not need capital. It needed capital: $5 billion of it. It also confirmed it was completely locked out of both debt and equity public capital markets - the bank's only recourse was a private raise with a crony capitalist who is once again doubling down on the global ponzi.



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Stock up 24% right now lol what a joke


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Irrespective of the company, when there are price moves of this magnitude (25%+), there is something fundamentally wrong!


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Let me get this right. BAC just got another master. Looks like this horse can get whipped some more.

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If we knew the details we would all splatter our screens with projectile vomits.

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Looks like Warren's BAC botox inject will work for a while. Can't wait to see what happens tomorrow in Jackson Asshole. It seems to me that there are a lot of poeple on one side of the boat.

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Hold the phone !
"Becky" Quick is calling in live on CNBC -- ostensibly from her maternity leave/breast feeding session with the new Junior Quick -- and reporting on Uncle Warren's exercise in senility. These two are curiously -- and unsettlingly -- joined at the hip.

lunar
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Guest Post: Would You Go To A U2 Concert Without Bono? (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-would-you-go-u2-concert-without-bono)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 09:06[/url] It will be interesting to see what happens with Apple over the next few days and weeks. Clearly Mr. Jobs did not do it alone, but on the other hand, he didn't just create the best products, he created new product categories. I think it will come down to Apple people trusting themselves and doing what they know how to do. The only thing I know for sure is that Apple is almost 15% of QQQQ and just over 3% of the S&P 500.



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bis jetzt ist APPLE -6.68 (-1.78%) :cool

lunar
25.08.2011, 15:57
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Initial Claims Surge Far Higher Than Consensus, 1.2 Million Americans Have Dropped Off Extended Benefits Claim In Past Year (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/initial-claims-surge-far-higher-consensus-12-million-americans-have-dropped-extended-benefits-c)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 08:40 After taking a quick detour into pseudo-positive economic data, the BLS sends us right back into the depression, with an initial jobless claims number of 417, far higher than consensus of 405K (in fact higher than the highest number in the forecast range), and higher than last week's upwardly revised 412K. Naturally, the BLS is there to provide a justification for the spike, with 8500 jobs apparently "lost" due to the Verizon strike: "Special Factor: As a result of a labor dispute between Communications Workers of America and Verizon Communications, at least 12,500 initial claims were filed in the week ending 8/13/2011 and at least 8,500 initial claims were filed in the week ending 8/20/2011." In other news this is week 20 out of 20 with one or two exceptions of 400K+ prints. And to think that the August NFP number is due in just one week. In other news, continuing claims came below expectations of 3700K at 3641K, a number that will be revised higher as was last week's from 3702K to 3721K. The collapse in extended benefits, as the 99 week cliff claims more and more, means that 20K people fewer collected post Continuing Claims benefits, with those on EUC and extended benefits down from 5.8 million a year ago to 3.6 million: this is 1.2 million Americans that no longer can collect anything from Uncle Sam.




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Growth you can believe in!

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Right, G R O W T H
in
Food Stamps and Tent Cities.
Depression2 - bring it on !

lunar
25.08.2011, 16:14
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And In The Meantime, The German Stock Market Plummets (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/and-meantime-fax-flash-crashes)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 10:10 ETC (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/security-name/etc) SocGen (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/socgen) http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/DAX%20Crash.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/DAX%20Crash.jpg)

While Buffett is forced to bailout America's most insolvent bank, which just confirmed our prediction that it will need to raise capital (although this capital raise was far lass than what will be finally needed), Europe has realized that it has no kindly-looking, ukulele-playing, no-income-tax-paying billionaire equivalent to bailout Intesa, SocGen, UniCredit, etc, etc, oh, and tomorrow, the short-selling bank is supposed to expire. End result: DAX flash crashes, and no rebound yet.



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lunar
25.08.2011, 16:28
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Buffett Bailout Of BAC Sends Stock To Early August Levels, Changes Nothing (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/buffett-bailout-bac-sends-stock-early-august-levels-changes-nothing)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 09:51 [/url] [url="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/BAC%202011.jpg"]http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/BAC%202011.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/166)The Buffett bandaid move, coming 48 hours after Buffett's conversations with Obama, and which also comes oddly enough just 24 hours before Bernanke was expected to announce QE3, succeeds in temporarily sending the stock back to early August levels. It also succeeds in sending the financial sector higher, which as we explained yesterday is the main reason for why the 2s10s had to be steepened, so as a result Operation Twist now can go back to its original formulation of broad 2s30s flattening and result in purchases of bonds across the board. As for what to expect with this surprising move out of Omaha? Absolutely nothing. The $5 billion in cash, unlike Buffett's investment in Goldman, will be laughably insufficient, considering that the bank's mortgage exposure is in the tens of billions, while its litigation liability is another $20-30 billion. This does nothing to change our thesis that BAC will need to come to the market again and again to raise capital. However, as this "raise" confirmed, BAC only has access to private investments: we hope Buffett has very deep pockets to keep doubling down. The other news to come out of this - Paulson will be saved with another deus ex machina and will not need to sell his gold or GLD holdings, removing the liquidation overhang from spot gold. The only good news out of all of this: the taxpayer bailout of Bank of America, when it comes, will be $5 billion less.




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makes you wonder if buffett has inside info that the countrywide "problem" has a taxpayer backstop in the works

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The backstop is a bullshit settlement in BAC's favor. It's obvious to me now. The one guy holding up the deal in BAC's favor was the NY AG and now he's "off the team."
There's your bailout.

lunar
25.08.2011, 17:28
Warum Apple seine Führungsrolle richtig ausüben muss

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25.08.11, 16:42
(http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/warum_apple_seine_fuehrungsrolle_richtig_ausueben_muss-1070519-771)Peter Hody - Steve Jobs hat Apple zum weltweit führenden Lifestyle-Konzern aufgebaut. Dabei ist das Unternehmen höchst rückständig. Das wird sich rächen. Als Investor sollte man auf andere IT-Aktien ausweichen. (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/warum_apple_seine_fuehrungsrolle_richtig_ausueben_muss-1070519-771)mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/warum_apple_seine_fuehrungsrolle_richtig_ausueben_muss-1070519-771)

...einige berechtigte Vorwürfe betreffen Umwelt/Arbeitsbedingungen - aber da steht Apple nicht alleine da :rolleyes man wird sehen :oo und auf wen soll man denn ausweichen :confused:schwitz

lunar
25.08.2011, 17:38
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Mayor Bloomberg Tells Newyorkers To Prepare For Evacuation (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/mayor-bloomberg-tells-newyorkers-preapre-evacuation)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 10:56 Jim Cramer (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/295) National Weather Service (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/national-weather-service) New York City (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/8634) Anyone living in New York may want to read this Bloomberg article as it is important stuff, unlike anything coming out of Jim Cramer, who told everyone an hour ago that "this is a turning point, Buffett's bailout marks the beginning of a massive multiday short-covering rally in the financials" - naturally the XLF is about to turn red.

Hurricane Irene May Require NYC Evacuations, Bloomberg Says :eek

New York officials preparing for Hurricane Irene will decide tomorrow whether to call for the evacuation of low-lying areas in downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

The decision would be based on the strength, path and speed of the storm, Bloomberg told reporters today at a news conference in a flood-prone section of Queens. The city would offer “an enormous shelter system” for those without a place to stay on higher ground, he said.

“We don’t have enough information yet to make that call,”
Bloomberg said. “The timing is a bit up in the air, as it is with all these things. Sometime on Friday, late in the day. How many depends on how severe we think the storm is going to be.”.......




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Bloomberg better evacuate NYC and close down all stock exchanges tomorrow, cause when Ben takes the podium at Jackson Hole tomorrow, we are going to have a systemic collapse of global markets.

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"Welcome to FEMA Camp Freedom. While you're here there will be a few rules we should go over with you..."


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http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/pictures/picture-10274.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/dr-richard-head)Looks like the heavier storm will hit Wall Street on September 17, 2011. This storm looks it will be bringing a flood of people to the area.
On September 17th, Anonymous will flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices.
We want Freedom.

NcgRO0jYbs8

lunar
25.08.2011, 18:12
Ozeane

Wetterumschwung senkt globalen Meeresspiegel (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,782324,00.html)

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Forscher beobachten ein merkwürdiges Phänomen: Im vergangenen Jahrhundert sind die Ozeane angeschwollen - doch seit zwölf Monaten sinkt der globale Meeresspiegel. Satelliten haben das verschwundene Wasser in Australien und Südamerika aufgespürt. Von Axel Bojanowski mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,782324,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1096148.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42466) ][/url]

:gruebel im Forum wissen alle alles besser - ich nix weiss :oo gute Fotos ;)
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lunar
25.08.2011, 18:16
Plünderungen in Tripolis

Raubzug durch die Luxusvillen des Diktators (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,782473,00.html)

Der gefürchtete Despot ist verjagt - nun bricht die in vielen Jahren aufgestaute aus den Menschen in Tripolis heraus: Die Luxusanwesen der Familie Gaddafi werden hemmungslos geplündert. Fotos aus den Villen geben einen Einblick in das Leben einer Diktatorensippe, der es an nichts mangelte. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,782473,00.html)

.....na das ist ja verständlich :oo was für ein Pool ;)

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lunar
25.08.2011, 18:25
...derweil G weiter botschaftet :rolleyes

News-Ticker

Bericht: Ghadhafi spricht zu seinen Anhängern (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Bericht-Ghadhafi-spricht-zu-seinen-Anhaengern-/story/31970971)

Der Ghadhafi-loyale Fernsehsender Al-Uruba hat offenbar eine neue Audiobotschaft des einstigen Machthabers ausgestrahlt. Derweil intensivieren sich die Kämpfe in Tripolis. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Bericht-Ghadhafi-spricht-zu-seinen-Anhaengern-/story/31970971)

lunar
25.08.2011, 18:33
Finanzmarkt

Börsenprofis rätseln über plötzlichen Dax-Absturz (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,782455,00.html)

Erst Zickzackkurs, dann plötzlicher Absturz: Der Dax ist binnen Minuten um fast 200 Punkte gefallen. Die Deutsche Börse erklärt dies mit Massenverkäufen, trotzdem rätseln Finanzexperten über die Ursache. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,782455,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=41283) ]

Kommentare :rolleyes

....vielleicht HFT :confused oder gibt's das in D nicht :nw

...der SMI musste natürlich Schritt halten :mad

lunar
25.08.2011, 18:40
REAPER MADNESS (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/rick-perry-texas-life-insurance-scheme_n_935666.html)
Rick Perry Pushed Insurance Scheme To Profit From Teacher Deaths (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/rick-perry-texas-life-insurance-scheme_n_935666.html)

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks before Thanksgiving in 2003, top officials from Texas Governor Rick Perry's office pitched an unusual offer to the state's retired teachers: Let's get into the death business.

Perry's budget director, Mike Morrissey, laid out a pitch that was both ambitious and risky, according to notes summarizing the meeting provided to The Huffington Post.

According to the notes, which were authenticated by a meeting participant, the Perry administration wanted to help Wall Street investors gamble on how long retired Texas teachers would live. Perry was promising the state big money in exchange for helping Swiss banking giant UBS set up a business of teacher death speculation.

All they had to do was convince retirees to let UBS buy life insurance policies on them. When the retirees died, those policies would pay out benefits to Wall Street speculators, and the state, supposedly, would get paid for arranging the bets. The families of the deceased former teachers would get nothing......

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And this could be your future President?*? Gawd help Americans, at least the sane ones!!

...das scheint ja ein ganz mieser Finger zu sein :bad

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25.08.2011, 18:52
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Price Discovery Era Coming To An End As Spain, France, Belgium, Greece Extend Short Selling Ban "Due To Market Conditions" (Update: And... (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/price-discovery-era-coming-end-spain-france-belgium-greece-extend-short-selling-ban-due-market-)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 12:08 Kiss the free market goodbye. Spain's and France's regulator have both just announced that the short selling ban, which was supposed to expire tomorrow, has now been extended until the end of September 30, and November 11, respectively. Add to this Belgium and Greece whose regulators announced they will lift its own short selling ban "when conditions allow", or some time in October, in and we can pretty much be confident that the European market rout seen earlier is due to someone leaking the news that price discovery in Europe is now officially over.



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I'm sypathetic to bans on NAKED shorting. But the people in charge never seem to be able to distinguish the two.


....naked shorting sollte ohnehin nicht erlaubt sein :mad da kann man ja eine kleinere Firma ohne weiteres ruinieren :mad

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25.08.2011, 18:55
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Bank Of America Hilarious Denial #2 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bank-america-hillarious-denial-2)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 12:39 BAC (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/bac) Bank of America (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/bank-america) Bank of America (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/113) Barney Frank (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/barney-frank) This is just hilarious: According to Bloomberg, Bank of America’s main hesitation was taking Warren Buffett’s money when bank had said it didn’t need capital, CNBC reports without saying where it obtained the information. It adds, the symbolic value of investment worth boost to confidence; "$5b not lot to raise" - also apparently "Terms better than public market." Here is our retort: Bank of America could have told Buffet: "No thank you" and leaked it. Instead it confirmed what Zero Hedge has been saying since October 2010 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/can-you-spell-u-n-d-e-r-r-e-s-e-r-v-e-d-if-not-here-visualization)- that it is absolutely desperate for capital. Also, as to the saying that "terms were better than the public market" - why of course they are - the bank has absolutely no access to the public market. BAC IS LOCKED OUT! But at least we will soon see just how efficient Dodd-Frank's bank insolvency contingency is in real life. Because we have a feeling the brilliant legislation penned by Barney Frank and Countrywide's senator, may fall just a little short...



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bancorruptcy bitchez


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Tyler, you don't expect a criminal to tell the truth, do you?
The shoe fits the BACrupt. White-collar-criminals.

lunar
25.08.2011, 18:59
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Guest Post: Don’t Store Your Gold In The United States (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-don%E2%80%99t-store-your-gold-united-states)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 12:53 Faber had a very clear message: that everyone should own *physical* gold… and what’s more, they should store it outside of the United States: “I prefer if investors hold physical gold in a safe deposit box, ideally outside the US, in various locations… Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada… I think it’s important in today’s very uncertain world to diversify, not only the various asset classes… but also the custody of your assets should be in different jurisdictions.” His hosts couldn’t believe it. -NOT- store in the United States, the bastion of freedom and security??!?! What lunacy! CNBC: “Uh, so do you thus not trust US banks or US custodians? Do you think they might fail or abscond with the gold?” Guffaws and incredulous snickers emerge from the hosts. Faber: “I don’t trust anyone.” :cool Uncomfortable silence. CNBC: “Hmmm. Interesting.”



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Video ansehen - er hat Humor :D

lunar
25.08.2011, 19:02
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Gaddafi verspottet Sarkozy (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,782442,00.html)

Muammar al-Gaddafi soll in Libyen untergetaucht sein - aber wo? Sein Sprecher behauptet, seine Moral sei weiter hoch. Im Radio ruft der Diktator seine Anhänger zum Widerstand auf, beschimpft seine Gegner als Ratten und attackiert Frankreichs Staatspräsident Nicolas Sarkozy. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,782442,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42477) ]

lunar
25.08.2011, 20:19
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Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 13:48 Bank of America (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/bank-america) Bank of America (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/113) France (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/france) The Matrix (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/-matrix) Warren Buffett (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/9041) Krieger is on fire today: "The interesting thing about today is that I had intended to write this piece on Warren Buffett all week. It was just really fortuitous timing that this Bank of America news came out today. Gosh where to start. First of all, this $5 billion preferred investment by Uncle Warren in preferred stock is extremely bearish for the market, the economy and the financial system. This is not an investment, it is political-economic strategy. It tell us so many things that we probably already suspected. It tells us that Bank of America did indeed need capital. Even worse they probably need so much that they went to Uncle Warren for five big ones so that people would just look the other way and gain “confidence.” This is how out to lunch these guys are. They don’t understand that the root of the lack of confidence is that the people see a country devolving into a Banana Republic led by greedy oligarchs and politicians stealing everything in sight as the ship sinks....This is 1789 France folks as I have said many times before. Second, the fact that TPTB are resorting to Uncle Warren for everything now may mean the Fed is out of the game. No one has confidence in the Fed to come save the day so they need the next thing. That next thing is Uncle Warren. Unfortunately it’s not working and it is not going to work. You can see it in the market today. People are waking up. They are starting to see through the matrix. Buffett is a fraud and a shill. If you follow him it will be right over a cliff."



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lunar
25.08.2011, 21:05
News-Ticker

Explosionen erschüttern Abu-Salim-Viertel (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Explosionen-erschuettern-AbuSalimViertel/story/31970971)

Die Kämpfe im Stadtviertel Abu Salim halten weiter an. Offenbar haben Ghadhafis Anhänger in den Gefechten sogar Panzer zur Verfügung. Der einstige Machthaber hatte sich zuvor mit einer Audiobotschaft gemeldet. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Explosionen-erschuettern-AbuSalimViertel/story/31970971)

lunar
25.08.2011, 21:41
25 August 2011

Shock B: I'll Bust a Cap in Your Curve, And Then Some... (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/bennys-next-move-bust-cap-in-your-curve.html)

Ben Bernanke and his gangsta bankas have been following the game plan outlined in this paper from 2004, Monetary Policy Alternatives at the Zero Bound: An Empirical Assessment, which is excerpted below, and also in his famous 'printing press' speech on avoiding deflation from 2002.

The first item, communications to model and influence the perception of the markets, is obvious. Jawboning is a major element of any financial intervention. Acknowledging or denying the intervention is all about the message as well.

The most recent statement from the Fed, for example, about keeping rates at the zero bound for the next two years, depending on how the economy fares, is a good example of this. Other actions they may take through their own speeches, and the statements of informal intermediaries in the industry and the press, are good examples as well.

The expansion of the Fed's Balance Sheet is also known as quantitative easing, and that has been done at least twice now, and in epic proportions.

The third option, the targeted purchasing of certain assets, has been done to a large extent to support the banking and mortgage system, but not necessarily the real economy. This is the program by which the Fed has been taking non-traditional assets into its portfolio in the various vehicles it has constructed in order to shore up the shaky creditworthiness of the TBTF asset profiles.

What the Fed is not doing in a major program yet, although it certainly has done it in the past, is to conspiculously shift the duration of its Treasury bonds portfolio in order to achieve certain interest rate objectives, effectively setting caps on target rates up the curve.

In 1961 in a program called Operation Twist, (http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/letter/2011/el2011-13.html?utm_source=home) the Fed moved the duration of its portfolio to help lower longer term rates. It should be noted that OT1, if you will, was conducted during the fixed exchange rate period known as Bretton Woods I, which included the redeemability of dollars for gold. Also, although the short end of the Treasury curve was not at the zero bound, it was not viewed as adjustable for policy constraints than the zero bound.

So there are some subtle differences perhaps in any OT2 which the Fed might announce this week, or soon thereafter.John F. Kennedy was elected president in November 1960 and inaugurated on January 20, 1961. The U.S. economy had been in recession for several months, so the incoming Administration and the Federal Reserve wanted to lower interest rates to stimulate the weak economy. Under the Bretton Woods fixed exchange rate system then in effect, this interest rate differential led cross-currency arbitrageurs to convert U.S. dollars to gold and invest the proceeds in higher-yielding European assets. The result was an outflow of gold from the United States to Europe amounting to several billion dollars per year, a very large quantity that was a source of extreme concern to the Administration and the Federal Reserve.The buying of the longer end of the curve, moving out from the bills to the shorter notes, has been telegraphed repeatedly to the markets this year. So it does appear likely.

The effects would be to lower real rates more broadly across the curve, perhaps taking them all negative, or at least closer to zero on the longer end depending on how one wishes to calculate inflation. I think the Fed uses their chain deflator. I doubt its accuracy for practical purposes, but let's not quibble.

This is 'bad' for the dollar and good for gold and longer dated Treasuries which will enjoy a brief rally. However it will drive yield hungry investors to seek other alternatives, perhaps in the stock market and overseas. It may shake up the Treasury markets on the longer end moreso than we might expect if there is an erosion in confidence in the US' ability to put its house in order without devaluation of the dollar debt. That erosion may be well-founded.

Such a policy move is intended to stimulate consumption and investment in situations where the middle of the curve and out is used as a benchmark for setting non-governmental interest rates. There is thinking that by moving out from the short maturies, the pull lower on the even longer rates will be more pronounced.

I do not think this alone will work. Banks are reluctant to lend at any price, and lowering the rates would not improve the credit risk profile of potential borrowers.

The Fed could also reduce the interest it pays on reserves to zero, or even place a negative rate on it. This would stimulate banks to put the money to work in the markets for projects with positive yields. This is not so different from the Fed's actions in driving consumers out of short term bonds and zero interest savings accounts, which they have done from time to time.

There is some further indications that the Fed will be using a reverse repo mechanism in order to grow bank credit in a more targeted fashion. I will not get into that further here, because if it does develop I am sure there will be much more lucid explanations given in some detail based on Fed announcements.

But it does follow the theme of actively stimulating lending in ways other than lowering rates, even on the longer ends of the curve.

The Fed might couple this with government guarantees on loans for example, for certain situations where the government wishes to stimulate activity, such as housing for example. It is hard to imagine anything like this passes through the dysfunctional Congress.

There is another option that the Fed has, which is not cited in the summary of this paper shown below.

For this we have to turn to Chairman Bernanke's famous speech on Deflation (http://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/speeches/2002/20021121/default.htm) in 2002 in which he stated that 'the Fed's owns a printing press' and highlighted various steps which they might take to insure that deflation does not happen in the US, the ability and the resolve of the Fed to prevent it, and some of the options the Fed might have if they reach the infamous zero bound:However, a principal message of my talk today is that a central bank whose accustomed policy rate has been forced down to zero has most definitely not run out of ammunition. As I will discuss, a central bank, either alone or in cooperation with other parts of the government, retains considerable power to expand aggregate demand and economic activity even when its accustomed policy rate is at zero. In the remainder of my talk, I will first discuss measures for preventing deflation--the preferable option if feasible. I will then turn to policy measures that the Fed and other government authorities can take if prevention efforts fail and deflation appears to be gaining a foothold in the economy...

What has this got to do with monetary policy? Like gold, U.S. dollars have value only to the extent that they are strictly limited in supply. But the U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost. By increasing the number of U.S. dollars in circulation, or even by credibly threatening to do so, the U.S. government can also reduce the value of a dollar in terms of goods and services, which is equivalent to raising the prices in dollars of those goods and services. We conclude that, under a paper-money system, a determined government can always generate higher spending and hence positive inflation.

So what then might the Fed do if its target interest rate, the overnight federal funds rate, fell to zero? One relatively straightforward extension of current procedures would be to try to stimulate spending by lowering rates further out along the Treasury term structure--that is, rates on government bonds of longer maturities.

There are at least two ways of bringing down longer-term rates, which are complementary and could be employed separately or in combination. One approach, similar to an action taken in the past couple of years by the Bank of Japan, would be for the Fed to commit to holding the overnight rate at zero for some specified period. Because long-term interest rates represent averages of current and expected future short-term rates, plus a term premium, a commitment to keep short-term rates at zero for some time--if it were credible--would induce a decline in longer-term rates.

A more direct method, which I personally prefer, would be for the Fed to begin announcing explicit ceilings for yields on longer-maturity Treasury debt (say, bonds maturing within the next two years). The Fed could enforce these interest-rate ceilings by committing to make unlimited purchases of securities up to two years from maturity at prices consistent with the targeted yields. If this program were successful, not only would yields on medium-term Treasury securities fall, but (because of links operating through expectations of future interest rates) yields on longer-term public and private debt (such as mortgages) would likely fall as well.

Lower rates over the maturity spectrum of public and private securities should strengthen aggregate demand in the usual ways and thus help to end deflation. Of course, if operating in relatively short-dated Treasury debt proved insufficient, the Fed could also attempt to cap yields of Treasury securities at still longer maturities, say three to six years. Yet another option would be for the Fed to use its existing authority to operate in the markets for agency debt (for example, mortgage-backed securities issued by Ginnie Mae, the Government National Mortgage Association). Historical experience tends to support the proposition that a sufficiently determined Fed can peg or cap Treasury bond prices and yields at other than the shortest maturities...

If lowering yields on longer-dated Treasury securities proved insufficient to restart spending, however, the Fed might next consider attempting to influence directly the yields on privately issued securities. Unlike some central banks, and barring changes to current law, the Fed is relatively restricted in its ability to buy private securities directly. However, the Fed does have broad powers to lend to the private sector indirectly via banks, through the discount window. Therefore a second policy option, complementary to operating in the markets for Treasury and agency debt, would be for the Fed to offer fixed-term loans to banks at low or zero interest, with a wide range of private assets (including, among others, corporate bonds, commercial paper, bank loans, and mortgages) deemed eligible as collateral. (Obviously the Fed has already been doing this as well).

Although a policy of intervening to affect the exchange value of the dollar is nowhere on the horizon today, it's worth noting that there have been times when exchange rate policy has been an effective weapon against deflation. A striking example from U.S. history is Franklin Roosevelt's 40 percent devaluation of the dollar against gold in 1933-34, enforced by a program of gold purchases and domestic money creation. The devaluation and the rapid increase in money supply it permitted ended the U.S. deflation remarkably quickly. Indeed, consumer price inflation in the United States, year on year, went from -10.3 percent in 1932 to -5.1 percent in 1933 to 3.4 percent in 1934.17 The economy grew strongly, and by the way, 1934 was one of the best years of the century for the stock market. If nothing else, the episode illustrates that monetary actions can have powerful effects on the economy, even when the nominal interest rate is at or near zero, as was the case at the time of Roosevelt's devaluation.

Each of the policy options I have discussed so far involves the Fed's acting on its own. In practice, the effectiveness of anti-deflation policy could be significantly enhanced by cooperation between the monetary and fiscal authorities. A broad-based tax cut, for example, accommodated by a program of open-market purchases to alleviate any tendency for interest rates to increase, would almost certainly be an effective stimulant to consumption and hence to prices. Even if households decided not to increase consumption but instead re-balanced their portfolios by using their extra cash to acquire real and financial assets, the resulting increase in asset values would lower the cost of capital and improve the balance sheet positions of potential borrowers. A money-financed tax cut is essentially equivalent to Milton Friedman's famous "helicopter drop" of money. (I think the Obama Administration used this as the rationale for extending the Bush tax cuts).

Of course, in lieu of tax cuts or increases in transfers the government could increase spending on current goods and services or even acquire existing real or financial assets. If the Treasury issued debt to purchase private assets and the Fed then purchased an equal amount of Treasury debt with newly created money, the whole operation would be the economic equivalent of direct open-market operations in private assets. (I believe the Fed has already been doing this with the help of a few Primary Dealers.)In summation, I think Bernanke's next move will be to start capping the two and three year rates, with the five year to follow. The purpose will be to keep rates low for the purpose of enabling spending and devaluing the dollar. I do not think he will have to expand the Fed's Balance Sheet to accomplish this.

But it is important to note that while the Congress can enforce a debt ceiling on the US Treasury, there is no such hard ceiling on the Fed's Balance Sheet. And this is probably the genesis of Presidential candidate Perry's scarcely veiled threat to Mr. Bernanke and the use of the word 'treason.'

I am not saying that the Fed is right in what they are doing. I am using Bernanke's thinking, and his own words, to determine what the Fed is likely to do next. I have been using this model for the past five years, and it has served me well.

I have some sympathy for Bernanke, because he has few allies, especially among the libertine left and the luddites of the right, and the serpentine Obama. The major obstacle to the US recovery is a failure in governance.

I have very little sympathy for the manipulation of certain markets traditionally viewed as safe havens, based on the rationale outlined in Larry Summer's paper about Gibson's Paradox, and the linkage between interest rates and gold. That appears to be roughly analagous to machine-gunning the lifeboats.
Deflation or inflation are truly policy decisions in an unconstrained fiat currency regime such as that enjoyed by the US. On this Mr. Bernanke is correct, and anyone who thinks otherwise does not understand a fiat money system. It really is that simple. To their credit, the Modern Monetary Theorists understand it very well, except for the downside of excessive money creation in a co-dependent world, even if one does enjoy the exorbitant privilege of the world's reserve currency.

Various interests have been seeking to restrain the Fed, ranging from large creditors such as China, and the domestic monied interests who have already received their bonuses and bailouts, and who do not wish to see their dollar wealth erode. One is richer if all around them are made relatively poorer, or so some lines of thinking go. And of course there are the prudent savers, who have been fleeing the dollar to the relative safety of some foreign currencies and hard assets like gold and silver.

I would hope that by now that any reader here would know that, at least in my judgement, deflation through hard money and austerity, or inflation through stimulus and money printing, are both unable to achieve a sustainable economic recovery because the system is caught in a credibility trap in which the governance of the country is unable to act justly and reform the system without implicating themselves in the compliant corruption that caused the unbridled credit expansion, massive frauds, and financial collapse in the first place.

This was a major contributor to Japan's lost years. The lack of will was in the failure of their largely single party system to correct the inefficiencies and crony capitalism of the banks and their keiretsus that provided a drag on all stimulus and the real economy, siphoning off the additional money into unproductive projects and support for zombie corporations.

The Banks must be restrained, and the financial system reformed, with balance restored to the economy, before there can be any sustained recovery.Federal Reserve (http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2004/200448/200448pap.pdf)
Monetary Policy Alternatives at the Zero Bound: An Empirical Assessment

Ben S. Bernanke, Vincent R. Reinhart, Brian P. Sack

8 April 2004


Abstract

The success over the years in reducing inflation and, consequently, the average level of nominal interest rates has increased the likelihood that the nominal policy interest rate may become constrained by the zero lower bound.

When that happens, a central bank can no longer stimulate aggregate demand by further interest-rate reductions and must rely on “non-standard” policy alternatives. To assess the potential effectiveness of such policies, we analyze the behavior of selected asset prices over short periods surrounding central bank statements or other types of financial or economic news and estimate “no-arbitrage” models of the term structure for the United States and Japan.

There is some evidence that central bank communications can help to shape public expectations of future policy actions and that asset purchases in large volume by a central bank would be able to affect the price or yield of the targeted asset.


Non-Technical Summary

Central banks usually implement monetary policy by setting the short-term nominal interest rate, such as the federal funds rate in the United States. However, the success over the years in reducing inflation and, consequently, the average level of nominal interest rates has increased the likelihood that the nominal policy interest rate may become constrained by the zero lower bound on interest rates. When that happens, a central bank can no longer stimulate aggregate demand by further interest-rate reductions and must rely instead on “non-standard” policy alternatives.

An extensive literature has discussed monetary policy alternatives at the zero bound, but for the most part from a theoretical or historical perspective. Few studies have presented empirical evidence on the potential effectiveness of non-standard monetary policies in modern economies. Such evidence obviously would help central banks plan for the contingency of the policy rate at zero and also bear directly on the choice of the appropriate inflation objective in normal times: The greater the confidence of central bankers that tools exist to help the economy escape the zero bound, the less need there is to maintain an inflation “buffer,” bolstering the argument for a lower inflation objective.

In this paper, we apply the tools of modern empirical finance to the recent experiences of the United States and Japan to provide evidence on the potential effectiveness of various nonstandard policies. Following Bernanke and Reinhart (2004), we group these policy alternatives into three classes:



using communications policies to shape public expectations about the future course of interest rates;
increasing the size of the central bank’s balance sheet, or “quantitative easing”; and
changing the composition of the central bank’s balance sheet through, for example, the targeted purchases of long-term bonds as a means of reducing the long-term interest rate.
We describe how these policies might work and discuss relevant existing evidence...

Additional Reading:

The Upcoming Expansion of US Bank Credit (https://goldsilver.com/new/alasdair-macleod-the-upcoming-expansion-of-us-bank-credit/) - Alasdair MacLeod

Gold and Interest Rates: More than Joined at the Hip (http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1314194400.php) - Rob Kirby


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:schwitz muss es erst noch lesen - aber Jesse schreibt immer gut :cool

lunar
25.08.2011, 21:58
Steuermilliarden – wie sich die Banker in Brüssel die Regeln selber machen (http://www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/sendungen/2011/0825/bruessel.php5)



[/url]Hunderte Milliarden der Steuerzahler wurden in die Rettung angeschlagener Banken gepumpt, dafür sollte im Gegenzug deren hochspekulatives Geschäft gesetzlich eingeschränkt und besteuert werden. Das hat die Finanzlobby weitgehend verhindert – in Europa der weltweit vernetzte Bankenverband IIF unter Vorsitz des scheidenden Deutsche Bank Chefs Josef Ackermann. Die IIF Vertreter haben in Brüssel durchschlagende Arbeit geleistet: Von 260 Experten, die die Kommission in Finanzfragen beraten, kommen 200 aus der Bankenwelt. Gesetzesvorschläge, die die Bankenindustrie gerne hätte, werden von Abgeordneten abgeschrieben und im Parlament eingereicht. Beim EU-Gipfeltreffen zur Griechenlandrettung sitzt Josef Ackermann mit am Tisch und die Vorschläge seiner Lobbyorganisation werden praktisch eins zu eins umgesetzt. [zum Beitrag (http://www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/sendungen/2011/0825/bruessel.php5)]



Bericht: Stephan Stuchlik, Kim Otto, Andreas Orth
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22Steuerabkommen mit der Schweiz – Fahnder laufen Sturm (http://www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/sendungen/2011/0825/steuer.php5)



„Das ist für mich staatlich gewollte Geldwäsche“, „Straftäter werden belohnt und Ermittlungen behindert“ so harsch fällt die Kritik von deutschen Fahndern am geplanten Steuerabkommen mit der Schweiz aus. Deutschland will das Schweizer Bankengeheimnis in Zukunft respektieren und keine Datensätze von deutschen Steuersündern mehr annehmen, im Gegenzug verspricht die Schweizer Regierung in Zusammenarbeit mit den Schweizer Banken die Anlagen der deutschen Kunden zum Teil nachzuversteuern. Damit überlässt der Deutsche Staat das Steuereintreiben eben den Banken, die bis vor kurzem immer ausgefeiltere Methoden der Steuerhinterziehung entwickelt hatten. Die Konteninhaber sollen weiter anonym bleiben. Das Problem – so Experten - der größte Anteil der gut 100 Milliarden Euro Schwarzgeld ist von dem Abkommen nicht erfasst: Stiftungen und Treuhandkonten. Steuerfahnder und Geldwäsche-Ermittler halten das Abkommen deshalb für eine Amnestie durch die Hintertür. [[url="http://www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/sendungen/2011/0825/steuer.php5"]zum Beitrag (http://www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/sendungen/2011/0825/steuer.php5)]



Bericht: Sascha Adamek, Jochen Leufgens

lunar
25.08.2011, 22:00
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HFT Quote Stuffing Market Manipulation Caught In The Act (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/hft-quote-stuffing-market-manipulation-caught-act)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 15:38 http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/HFT%20Spike_0.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/HFT%20Spike_0.jpg)

Now that we can directly monitor the amount of quote stuffing in the NYSE courtesy of Nanex (http://www.nanex.net/)(an ability that the SEC apparently never will have), we know that every time there is a massive spike in hollow trade (as in without intentions to cross bids or asks, something everyone but the SEC and the HFT lobby believes should be a felony offense), the market is programmed to either rip of plunge. Sure enough, at just after 3:19 pm we saw an epic spike in empty packets on the NYSE, which set off red flags and immediately prompted us to observe the move in ES, which naturally confirmed that an HFT driven coordinated buy order (no block) was going through and pushing the ES well on its way to VWAP. Market manipulation no longer needs anything more than a coordinated packet stuffing dump, as what happened on May 19. Keep in mind: these work on both the upside and the downside- the reason why suddenly everyone hates HFT after loving it for over 2 years, is that while it provides volumeless levitation, it just as easily can serve as quicksand in a downmarket. That, however, does not make it right, and just as two years ago, when we first brought attention to the matter, so today, we claim that HFT should be abolished immediately by the imposition of a minimum active quote latency. That would eliminate all quote stuffing in a millisecond.




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As per the WSJ, the SEC is too busy looking into Hydraulic Fracking to worry about such things as 'market integrity'


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Without HFT, ZIRP, and the FED's invisible iron fist, we'd have a DOW of about 1,500 or so.

lunar
25.08.2011, 22:08
Monitor Nr. 624 vom 25.08.2011

Nachgefragt: :kotzHermes

http://www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/sendungen/2011/0825/hermes.php5

lunar
25.08.2011, 22:15
44Justizirrtümer - wie der Staat die Opfer abspeist (http://www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/sendungen/2011/0825/justiz.php5)

[/url]Fünf Jahre saß Horst Arnold unschuldig im Knast. Nach zahlreichen Anträgen erreichte sein Anwalt, dass sein Verfahren wieder aufgerollt werden musste. Jetzt ist klar Horst Arnold ist Opfer eines Justizirrtums. Und wie entschädigt nun der Staat das Opfer für all die Jahre hinter Gitter – mit 25 Euro pro Tag. Für ein Jahr zu Unrecht geraubter Lebenszeit im Gefängnis zahlt der Staat gerade mal 9.000 Euro. Damit zahlt Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich sehr wenig. Die deutsche Justiz legt die Hürden für die Wiederaufnahme von Verfahren hoch, Wiedereingliederungshilfen gibt es für Unschuldige nicht und für den entstandenen Sachschaden muss man einen Gerichtsmarathon überstehen. [[url="http://www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/sendungen/2011/0825/justiz.php5"]zum Beitrag (http://www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/sendungen/2011/0825/justiz.php5)]

Bericht: Jan C. Schmitt

:gomad erbärmliches Deutschland :bad es gibt Länder die bezahlen 10x bis 40x mehr :oo keine Hilfe da keine Straftat begangen - entlassene Verbrecher bekommen Wiedereingliederungs-Hilfe :dumm :bad

lunar
26.08.2011, 08:23
Börsen-Talk: «Trader schleichen bereits wieder ab» (http://www.cash.ch/news/front/boersentalk_trader_schleichen_bereits_wieder_ab-1070492-449)

[/url]26.08.11, 01:00

Daniel Hügli - Laut cash-Guru Alfred Herbert neigt sich die Erholungsphase an den Börsen dem Ende zu. Im cash-Börsen-Talk verrät er, welche SMI-Titel er bereits wieder verkauft hat und welchen er noch behält.

Seit dem Börsentiefstand am 9. August haben viele Aktienindizes um 10 oder mehr Prozent zugelegt, so auch der Swiss Market Index. cash-Guru Alfred Herbert hat in den letzten Wochen auf den Aktienmärkten zugeschlagen, wie er im Börsen-Talk ([url="http://www.cash.ch/video/19637"]Video (http://www.cash.ch/video/19637)) sagt.

"Ich habe Aktien fürs Trading gekauft, aber bei den meisten bin ich wieder draussen". Während Herbert die Aktien von SGS und Zurich Financial Services mit einem "anständigen Feriengewinn" bereits wieder veräusserte, behält er Titel von Syngenta noch.

Denn die "technische Befreiungsrallye", wie Herbert sie nennt, sei bereits in den Schlusszügen. Und wenn er Aktien wieder verkaufe, dann mache er lediglich das, "was viele Trader auch machen: Sie schleichen bereits wieder ab", so Herbert im Börsentalk. Er hält es durchaus für möglich, dass der Swiss Market Index in den nächsten Wochen wieder auf ein Niveau von 4700 Punkten fällt, wie dies vor zwei Wochen der Fall war.

Denn an den politischen und wirtschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen habe sich nichts geändert. Problemzone eins ist die Staatsverschuldung in Europa. Die Rendite der griechischen Staatsanleihen erreichte gerade am Donnerstag wieder neue Rekordwerte. Das Misstrauen der Investoren ist nach wie vor gross.

Wirtschaftsentwicklung höchst unsicher

Problemzone Nummer zwei ist die weltweite Wirtschaftsentwicklung. Nach Morgan Stanley haben diese Woche auch die Analysten von Citigroup und der UBS ihre Wachstumsprognosen gekappt: Citigroup rechnet für 2012 nur noch mit einem Anstieg des Bruttoinlandsproduktes weltweit um 3,2 Prozent nach 3,7 Prozent bisher. UBS prognostiziert für die Weltwirtschaft 2012 nur noch ein Wachstum von 3,3 Prozent verglichen mit 3,8 Prozent bislang.

Morgan Stanley hatte seine Einschätzung für die Konjunktur schon in der vorigen Woche auf 3,8 von 4,5 Prozent zurückgeschraubt und gewarnt, die USA und die Eurozone stünden einer Rezession gefährlich nahe.

Den Auftakt zu einer erneuten Talfahrt an den Börsen könnte bereits der Freitag bilden. An den Märkten wird seit Tagen darüber spekuliert, ob Fed-Chef Ben Bernanke am jährlichen Treffen von Zentralbankern in Jackson Hole ein weiteres Ankaufprogramm für US-Staatsanleihen verkünden wird. Das erwartet Herbert allerdings nicht. "Man kann den Markt nicht noch mehr ersäufen mit Geld. Bernanke hat gesehen, dass es gar nichts nützt".

Eine Folge einer erneuten Börsentalfahrt wird laut Herbert sein, dass der Goldpreis wieder anziehen wird. Dieser war diese Woche von 1900 Dollar pro Feinunze auf rund 1700 Dollar gefallen.

Im cash-Börsen-Talk (http://www.cash.ch/video/19637) äussert sich Herbert auch zum Silberpreis und zur Entwicklung des Franken.

lunar
26.08.2011, 08:30
«Nehmt die Dächer ein, die Moscheen, die Seitenstrassen» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Nehmt-die-Daecher-ein-die-Moscheen-die-Seitenstrassen/story/17343718)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/7/3/17343718/16/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314339820 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Nehmt-die-Daecher-ein-die-Moscheen-die-Seitenstrassen/story/17343718) Muammar al-Ghadhafi hat sich mit einer neuen Audiobotschaft an seine Anhänger gewandt. Der Übergangsrat verlegt seinen Sitz nach Tripolis. Die Kämpfe toben weiter, Reporter berichten von Gräueltaten beider Seiten. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Nehmt-die-Daecher-ein-die-Moscheen-die-Seitenstrassen/story/17343718)

Aktualisiert vor 18 Minuten Update folgt...

lunar
26.08.2011, 09:11
William Alden (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-alden) What Warren Buffett's Latest Deal Really Means (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/warren-buffett-bank-america-too-big-to-fail_n_937118.html)

NEW YORK -- The multi-billion dollar capital injection that Bank of America said it's getting from Warren Buffett's company is an extremely safe investment, experts said Thursday -- but not because Bank of America is a strong company.

Berkshire Hathaway's investment is safe, these finance experts said, because the government has the bank's back......

....."This is the taxpayer giving Warren Buffett a great return," said Amar Bhide, a professor of international business at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. "He knows that Bank of America is too big to fail. If it is too big to fail, then why not?".....


:rolleyes:mad

lunar
26.08.2011, 09:27
Politik: 26. August 2011, 06:14

Libysche Rebellen verlegen ihren Sitz nach Tripolis (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/libysche_rebellen_verlegen_ihren_sitz_nach_tripolis_1.12134587.html)

Straffreiheit für Ghadhafi-Anhänger versprochen

http://www.nzz.ch/images/tripolis_bab_al-aziziya_lead_1.12134692.1314332166.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/libysche_rebellen_verlegen_ihren_sitz_nach_tripolis_1.12134587.html) Trotz andauernden Kämpfen mit Getreuen des langjährigen Machthabers Muammar al-Ghadhafi verlegt der libysche Rebellenrat seinen Sitz von Benghasi in die Hauptstadt Tripolis. Das teilte der für Finanzen und Öl zuständige Vertreter Ali Tarhuni am Donnerstagabend mit.

(sda/Reuters/afp/dpa/ddp) Zuvor waren acht Ratsmitglieder in Tripolis eingetroffen, darunter die Verantwortlichen für Gesundheit, Kommunikation, Inneres, Justiz und Verteidigung. Gemäss Ratspräsident Mustafa Abdeljalil sollten am Freitag sechs weitere Mitglieder dort eintreffen.

Abdeljalil selbst sollte laut Tahuni folgen, wenn die Sicherheitslage es zulasse. Die libyschen Rebellen hatten ihren Übergangsrat kurz nach dem Beginn der Revolte am 27. Februar in der östlichen Stadt Bengasi gegründet.

Gelder freigegeben

In der Frage, wie die Stabilisierung des nordafrikanischen Landes finanziert werden soll, erzielten die Aufständischen einen ersten Erfolg bei der Freigabe gesperrter Ghadhafi-Konten. Die Vereinten Nationen beschlossen die Freigabe von 1,5 Milliarden Dollar aus dem eingefrorenen Auslandsvermögen des Regimes.

Mit dem Geld soll eine humanitäre Krise in Libyen verhindert werden. Die Entscheidung fiel auf Druck der USA. Das Geld solle auch die finanzielle Position der Rebellenführung stärken und Libyens Wiederaufbau nach monatelangen schweren Kämpfen unterstützen, hiess es in New York.

Die Entscheidung fiel in dem Komitee des Sicherheitsrates für die Libyen-Sanktionen. Sie wurde erst möglich, als Südafrika, ein langjähriger Verbündeter Libyens unter Ghadhafi, seinen Widerstand aufgab. Nach Angaben von Diplomaten liegen etwa 30 Milliarden Dollar libyscher Auslandsguthaben auf Eis......

VIDEO ---> http://www.nzz.ch/rebellen_verlegen_sitz_nach_tripolis_1.12137132.html
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lunar
26.08.2011, 09:29
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Dear HFT, Please Explain This (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/dear-hft-please-explain)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 21:37 Dell (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/dell) http://www.nanex.net/StrangeDays/08252011/1332.jpg (http://www.nanex.net/StrangeDays/08252011/1332.jpg)

On August 25, 2011 at 15:45:48, in a one second period of time, there were more than 10,000 quotes and exactly zero trades in DELL. Close inspection of these quotes reveals something very disturbing. This cannot be dismissed as a computer problem or glitch. This can't be explained as stupidity or some oversight. It is not pinging for hidden liquidity. And it's certainly not price discovery. As far as we can tell, it's not adding liquidity or narrowing the bid/ask spread. There are approximately 4,000 stocks that quote during active trading. Which means 40 million quotes/second if just one of the 9 exchanges allow this nonsense to spread to all 4,000 symbols. You would need 40 gigabits per second of bandwidth to receive data at that rate. Unfortunately, we think it's just a matter of time, because events like this one in Dell are no longer isolated or rare. And it doesn't look like there are any grown-ups in charge.



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Well nothing to see hear move along

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I really cannot understand why this crap is not illegal. Makes no sense that computers can make phony bids. And they ask us why we buy gold and silver.

lunar
26.08.2011, 09:36
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Charting The Deterioration Of Bank Self-Assessed Counterparty Risk Through 3 Month USD Libor (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/charting-deterioration-bank-self-assessed-counterparty-risk-through-3-month-usd-libor)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 16:57 Barclays (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/7847) CDS (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/142) LIBOR (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/192) RBS (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/rbs) http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/20110825_3M%20Libor.png (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/20110825_3M%20Libor.png)

When it comes to counterparty risk, one can look at CDS, for an indication of how the market view a given bank's counterparty risk, or, one can observe how the banks themselves evaluate each other, courtesy of daily Libor fixings by bank. When it comes to Europe it is well known that dollar funding pressures are the most representative of overall liquidity stress. As such, we look at the 3 Month USD libor for various BBA-reporting banks. The picture, over the past month, is not pretty, especially if one is Barclays or RBS. The chart says it all.



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the higher the CDS, the closer to God? That's a good thing right?


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Like there's a God. Too funny



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Don't know about that.. but i sure know some people are trying to do God's job..

lunar
26.08.2011, 11:08
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Presenting Warren "Archimedes" Buffett's Amazing 24 Hour Monster Bank of America Due Diligence Session (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/presenting-warren-archimedes-buffetts-amazing-24-hour-monster-bank-america-due-diligence-sessio)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/25/2011 - 20:59

Earlier today, courtesy of the unbreakable bond between Warren Buffett and CNBC's Becky Quick, we learned that supposedly Warren came up with the idea to invest $5 billion in Bank of America (which really is $2 billion when accounting for the intrinsic value of the warrants, which in turn makes the dividend on his at risk investment a stunning 15% but we digress - more here) while in the bathtub on Wednesday morning. What is interesting, is that according to the just released Securities Purchase Agreement, between Warren's Archimedes moment yesterday, and the announcement this morning, here is what he contractually represents and warrants that he did...




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Hi folks, this is my very first comment at ZH, and I have to say that by no means I am an expert in finance... so please be gentle with me...;-)
Just wondering: that preferred stock 6% dividend per annum, couldn't it be that 6% dividend comming from the equity share BAC owns from the FED? Could it be possible that there is some private agreement for Berkshire Hathaway to own the dividend rights that in turn BAC has on their share of the FED? In that case, if finally BAC crashes Warren Buffet would have secured a very good damm deal...
I know I came a bit late into the conversation but... any thoughts?



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You are over thinking the situation. As long as there is a FRB, Warren will be OK. But once they are gone, he's in big trouble.

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Doesn't the 100 year charter of the FED expire in 2013?

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If that is true, and there is any threat of the charter not being renewed, there will be war. Rothschild has been doing that for a while. It reminds me of the Tsars and the Bolchevics.

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It would certainly send a chill up the spine of the Buffettologists if WB blew up Berkshire with one of these wild trades.

lunar
26.08.2011, 14:38
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Daily US Opening News And Market Re-Cap: August 26 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/daily-us-opening-news-and-market-re-cap-august-26)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 08:05 [/url]

Markets focus on Fed Bernanke’s Jackson Hole speech in anticipation of getting a glimpse into the Fed’s monetary policy stance going forward
S&P sovereign ratings head, David Beers, said that the AAA rating for the US is not likely in the near term, and S&P is looking very carefully at France’s evolving fiscal strategy
Speculation that the German Chancellor Merkel may be ousted as early as September weighed on the DAX future
RBA’s chief Stevens said that the central bank may act to lessen the upward pressure on inflation, which helped AUD
CHF weakened on the back of market talk that the SNB may announce further measures to curb the currency's strength


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26.08.2011, 14:43
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Guest Post: "Flash" Crashes and Government Boondoggles (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-flash-crashes-and-government-boondoggles)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 08:08

For what it's worth, the DAX is almost back to yesterday's "flash" crash lows. I'm not sure what is going on there (Greece, sovereign debt in general, slowing economy) but it is unlikely that yesterday's move was solely related to a fat finger or rumors of a downgrade. The Dax is now down over 20% for the year. I think the weakening economy and horrible stock performance will further impact Germany's willingness to fund bailouts across Europe. Yes, maybe it would help their market, but I suspect the average German is going to be more worried about sending money out the door at a time of weakness, than what is the "right" decision longer term.




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"the average German is going to be more worried about sending money out the door "
The "average German" will have no say at all in what is decided by Merkel, Sarkozy and the rest of the globalist central planners.


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What a sad state of affairs...everything now hinges on what the totaly failed Bernank says in some speech today. We're no more advanced than the dark ages where the villagers nervously awaited the mage to come out of his hut and make the sun come back.

lunar
26.08.2011, 14:51
...es ist einfach grässlich :gomad:(


«Aber das hier ist ziemlich übel» (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Aber-das-hier-ist-ziemlich-uebel/story/24133066)

Ärzte in Tripolis berichten von Massakern, immer wieder tauchen Tote mit gefesselten Händen auf. Welche Seite welche Gräueltaten begeht, ist kaum zu durchschauen. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Aber-das-hier-ist-ziemlich-uebel/story/24133066)

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Briten bombardieren Ghadhafi-Bunker in Sirte (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Briten-bombardieren-GhadhafiBunker-in-Sirte/story/17343718)

Der Übergangsrat der libyschen Aufständischen verlegt seinen Sitz nach Tripolis. Die Kämpfe toben weiter, Reporter berichten von Gräueltaten beider Seiten. In einem Spital wurden über 20 Leichen gefunden. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Briten-bombardieren-GhadhafiBunker-in-Sirte/story/17343718)

lunar
26.08.2011, 14:56
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Revised Q2 GDP Prints At 1.0%, Below Expectations Of 1.1%, Down From Preliminary 1.3% (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/revised-q2-gdp-prints-10-below-expectations-11-down-preliminary-13)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 08:45

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/Q2%20GDP.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/Q2%20GDP.jpg)The first revision to Q1 GDP (http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2011/pdf/gdp2q11_2nd.pdf)printed at 1.0%, down from the preliminary Q2 GDP print of 1.3%, and as expected was worse than Wall Street consensus of -1.1%, although it was certainly not as bad as the miss to the preliminary number. Stone McCarthy's forecast of 0.7% is not necessarily wrong: it is probably just early: the final revision to Q2 GDP will come on September 29, one week after the next FOMC meeting, and will be the last sub 1% GDP growth number before we see a negative GDP print for Q3. Personal Consumption printed a little better than expected at 0.4%, higher than consensus of 0.2%. Alas, this number will be whacked massively in Q3. Core PCE was also slightly higher than expectations of 2.1%, coming at 2.2%. The components of the 1.0% revised GDP were: PCE: 0.3%; Fixed Investment: 1.01%, Change in Private Inventories: -0.23%; Exports: 0.41%; Imports -0.31%; and Government consumption -0.18%. This is the third consecutive quarter in which the government has taken away from growth.





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The thump you just heard was the recession falling into line..

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26.08.2011, 15:32
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Game Over For Gadaffi? (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/game-over-gadaffi)

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hmmmm.....abwarten :rolleyes

lunar
26.08.2011, 15:35
Libyan rebels storm Gaddafi stronghold (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/2011826573517261.html)
Situation in capital volatile as rebels sweep into Abu Salim neighbourhood to clear pockets of resistance.
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2011 12:45 GMT

(http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/)
Read More (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/2011826573517261.html)

kURJCoGGPZY&feature

lunar
26.08.2011, 15:48
(http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1145485.html)Straßenkampf in Tripolis

Die letzten Schergen des Regimes sitzen in der Falle (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,782542,00.html)

Haus für Haus, Straße für Straße rücken die Rebellen im Süden von Tripolis vor. Das Stadtviertel Abu Salim ist Rückzugsgebiet der letzten Getreuen des Despoten Muammar al-Gaddafi. Die Umzingelten haben nichts mehr zu verlieren - sie kämpfen ums nackte Überleben.....

......Wirklich geplant wirkt die Offensive nicht, vielmehr rennen die Rebellen ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste in Richtung eines unsichtbaren Gegners. Mit quietschenden Reifen rasen alle paar Minuten kleine Gruppen mit ihren Pick-ups über den Kreisverkehr auf die Wohnblocks zu. Minutenlang feuern sie offenbar ungezielt aus Gewehren und Flugabwehrgeschützen, die auf die Ladeflächen geschweißt sind, auf die Blocks. Nach ein paar Minuten ziehen sie sich dann wieder zurück. "Überall in den Häusern liegen Scharfschützen von Gaddafi", sagt einer der jungen Kämpfer, "sie haben in den letzten Tagen Dutzende Menschen erschossen, darunter viele von unseren Revolutionären." Wie viele Getreue Gaddafis genau noch gegen die Rebellen kämpfen, weiß niemand. Jedenfalls sollen es noch mehrere hundert sein, die bis an die Zähne bewaffnet sind. ......
Aus Tripolis berichtet Matthias Gebauer mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,782542,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1145485.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42524) ]

.....Greueltaten auf beiden Seiten - aber ich irgendwie verstehe ich die "Rebellen" (finde diesen Ausdruck zumindet jetzt noch total daneben :oo) da rennen sie ungeübt einer aufgerüsteten Kampftruppe vor die Füsse - gehen zu hundertern zu Grunde und kämpfen immer weiter, werden von Heckenschützen usw. usw. usw. wenn denen so jemand in die Hände fällt.....wer ist da noch ein Heiliger :confused:rolleyes:oo auch wenn es ein schlechtes Licht auf das Geschehen wirft :(






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+++ Uno entsetzt über Kopfgeld-Jagd auf Gaddafi +++



[15.15] Die libyschen Rebellen haben ein Kopfgeld auf den langjährigen Machthaber Muammar al-Gaddafi ausgesetzt. Doch die Uno warnt vor Gaddafis Ermordung - stattdessen müsse ein fairer Prozess stattfinden. "Standrechtliche Hinrichtungen sind sowohl im Krieg als auch im Frieden unzulässig", sagte Rupert Colville vom Uno-Menschenrechtsbüro. Den untergetauchten Gaddafi lebend zu fassen und ihn an den Internationalen Strafgerichtshof zu überstellen sei "die beste Lösung".





+++ Amnesty International beschuldigt Konfliktparteien der Folter +++



[15.01] Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Amnesty International wirft sowohl den regimetreuen Truppen als auch den Rebellen in Libyen Folter vor. Sie beschuldigte Gaddafi-Getreue, inhaftierte Jungen vergewaltigt zu haben. Tausende Männer seien nach Festnahmen durch die Gaddafi-Truppen verschwunden, darunter auch unbewaffnete Zivilisten. Auch die Rebellen müssen sich Vorwürfe anhören: Amnesty beschuldigt sie, ihre Gefangenen unter äußerst problematischen Bedingungen festzuhalten. Zudem hielten die Aufständischen zahlreiche angebliche Söldner Gaddafis aus Schwarzafrika fest, die nach eigenen Angaben jedoch Gastarbeiter seien.....

lunar
26.08.2011, 15:55
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Game Over Sino Forest (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/game-over-sino-forest)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 09:36 China (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/139) Hong Kong (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/hong-kong) Sino Forest: date of death - August 26, 2011.

......IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, pursuant to clause 2 of section 127(1) of the Act that all trading in the securities of Sino-Forest shall cease;

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to clauses 7 and 8 of section 127(1) of the Act that Chan, Ip, Hung, Ho and Yeung resign any and all positions that they hold as a director or officer of Sino-Forest or any other registrant and that they are prohibited from becoming or acting as director or officer of an issuer;

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to clause 2 of section 127(1) of the Act that all trading by Chan, Ip, Hung, Ho and Yeung in securities shall cease;

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to section 127(6) of the Act that this order shall take effect immediately and shall expire on the fifteenth day after its making unless extended by order of the Commission.

DATED at Toronto this 26th day of August, 2011......


.........Also, as a reminder, how many of these "analysts" who held Sino Forest at a "Buy" as of June 3 (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/following-sino-forest-sell-side-analysts-should-be-terminated-immediately), or the day before the Muddy Waters report, have been fired?

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In all fairness, the BMO guy had it at Market Perform.... That may prove to be a very good call.... :rolleyes:cool

lunar
26.08.2011, 16:30
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...and now, the Nasdaq-100 is green.






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lunar
26.08.2011, 16:33
Full Bernanke Speech: Nothing Now, But Wait For Sept 20 FOMC Meeting Which Has Been Extended To "Allow Fuller Discussion Of Tools" (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/full-bernanke-speech)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 10:01

Bottom line: nothing now, QE3 now expected to be delivered Sept. 20? or not...




BERNANKE SAYS FED HAS LIMITED ABILITY TO ENSURE LONG-RUN GROWTH
BERNANKE DOESN'T SIGNAL NEW STEPS FOR PROMOTING U.S. GROWTH
BERNANKE SAYS EXTRA DAY TO ALLOW `FULLER DISCUSSION' OF TOOLS
BERNANKE SAYS FED TO EXTEND SEPT. FOMC MEETING TO TWO DAYS
BERNANKE SAYS FED HAS `RANGE OF TOOLS' FOR STIMULATING GROWTH
BERNANKE SAYS `FINANCIAL STRESS' WILL BE A `DRAG' ON RECOVERY


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Doesn't matter what Bernanke says. BAC is going down, the whole world economy is going down, BECAUSE IT'S ALL A PONZI.

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lunar
26.08.2011, 16:39
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Guest Commentary: Disappointment - Has The Helicopter Stalled Out? (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-commentary-disappointment-has-helicopter-stalled-out)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 10:26 NASDAQ (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/nasdaq) All we get is that the meeting in September will be 2 days instead of 1? With Europe being so weak and the market having been so resilient in the face of bad news this week and exuberant about good news, I think we have room to sell off. I really think we have to head towards the lows. Weirdly enough, AAPL, is once again outperforming the rest of the Nasdaq. I don't see that lasting forever. For the shorts, there is now no obvious event to be scared of. Obama's 212th jobs in the future speech? I find it hard to believe that will be anything more than a yawn. Scared that Ben will intimidate Washington into doing something? Yeah, we saw their reaction to S&P - raid the offices and get the CEO fired.



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lunar
26.08.2011, 16:45
:gruebel kein Eigenleben - alles hängt an diesem http://www.etftrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Ben-Bernanke2.jpg Gesundbeter :confused:rolleyes:oo

:bloed

lunar
26.08.2011, 17:36
Bernanke verzichtet auf Geldspritze – Politik soll handeln (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Bernanke-verzichtet-auf-Geldspritze--Politik-soll-handeln/story/23099486)

[/url]Der US-Notenbankpräsident Ben Bernanke verzichtet darauf, die Geldschleusen weiter zu öffnen. Stattdessen verweist er auf andere Instrumente. Tagesanzeiger.ch/Newsnetz berichtete live. [url="http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Bernanke-verzichtet-auf-Geldspritze--Politik-soll-handeln/story/23099486"]Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Bernanke-verzichtet-auf-Geldspritze--Politik-soll-handeln/story/23099486)

Von Olivia Kühni (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/olivia-kuehni/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 31 Minuten 2 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Bernanke-verzichtet-auf-Geldspritze--Politik-soll-handeln/story/23099486#kommentar)

Politik soll handeln :dumm die wollen doch nur gewählt werden :rolleyes

lunar
26.08.2011, 17:41
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Swissy Plummets On Rumor Swiss Banks To Charge For CHF Deposits (Update: SNB Denies) (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/swissy-plummets-rumor-swiss-banks-charge-chf-deposits)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 10:52
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As the stock market whipsaws continue, nothing compares to what is happening in the various Swiss Franc pairs, as both majors USDCHF and EURCHF have soared (the Franc has plunged) following rumors that UBS (and possibly more banks) have escalated the currency war by announcing charges for CHF-based deposits, thereby making CHF holdings more expensive, and forcing a sell off. It is unclear if this was a private decision or mandated through the SNB. We expect that it will take the market the usual several hours to realize that the only winner out of this move is not ES but gold (and physical at that), which once again reminds everyone it is the only money without deranged central banker counterparty risk......

....Update: the SNB just denied it has sent letters to Swiss bank demand a surcharge for CHF deposits. Response:

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....ist ja irgendwie beruhigend, dass man die news (oder rumors :rolleyes) zu lesen bekommt - bei uns steht nämlich bis jetzt noch gar nix :oo

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Whether it be Swiss Cheese, Swiss Francs or any other Fiat paper currency, they are all riddled with holes. :D
"The FEd will elevate gold ownership from intelligent diversification to practical necessity." - John Embry

lunar
26.08.2011, 17:45
....ist ja praktisch - einige Gerüchte streuen und hopp de Bäse :oo

lunar
26.08.2011, 17:51
Peach Property fehlen die Vitamine

26.08.11, 15:38

Michael Mahlstein - Fast alle Immobilien-Aktien profitieren vom Bauboom – ausser Peach Property. Der stetige Abwärtstrend der Aktie setzt sich nach der Publikation der Halbjahreszahlen fort. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/peach_property_fehlen_die_vitamine-1070649-771)

....vieleicht der Anfang vom Ende der unendlich vielen LuxusBauten :confused:rolleyes (ist jetzt nicht unbedingt nur auf obige Firma gemünzt - hier schwimmen auch sonst sämtliche Neubauten im Luxus :oo:mad)

lunar
26.08.2011, 17:53
26 August 2011

A House Divided: A Synopsis of Bernanke's Speech at Jackson Hole, and What It Means (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/synopsis-of-bernankes-speech-at-jackson.html)

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When listening to a speech like this, one has to remember who is speaking and under what conditions. A Fed Chairman has a thousand watt megaphone attached to his chest, and so he must speak quietly and calmly, in order not to disrupt markets and place the Fed in the middle of political controversies. Unless you have actually been close to or in a position of power, where your words carry great significance, it is all too easy to forget this.

Bernanke addressed his problem with the dysfunctional Congress, gridlocked by luddites and libertines, and the serpentine leadership style of Obama. He is trying to stand his monetary policy on a two legged stool, and it is not working. The all important fiscal side of economic governance is broken. Not so much that it is doing the wrong things. Rather, the process itself is broken, hopelessly frozen by ideological warfare and implacable extremes.

He reiterated that the Fed has the additional policy tools to deal with the situation, in addition to the unprecedented actions they have taken already, although there is a lack of consensus on his own Fed. It is significant that they have expanded their September meeting from one to two days in order to discuss this more fully.

Bernanke gave a particularly sharp rebuke to the Congress, at least by Fed Chairman standards, for the debt ceiling deadlock and discussions that recently shook confidence in the markets.

There is little doubt in my mind that the Fed will put some additional scalable programs in place before the end of the year. The introduction of new programs during a Presidential election year is typically considered to be only acceptable at extreme risks to the banking system and obvious duress to the economy.

As a reminder, there will be another Non-Farm Payrolls number out next week.

There are forces in the US that are on the offensive, and pushing for a crisis in order to better obtain their objectives. What Bernanke is doing is positioning the Fed on the sidelines as best he can, while signaling that they will act once again, overtly or quietly, to prevent a major financial breakdown.

But he is stressing that the Fed has done quite a bit already, and they cannot do it alone. The monetary actions are ineffective without a fiscal counterpart. Like most observers, the Fed sees a broken governance process, and the new super-committee is likely destined to fail in more gridlock. The Fed will not act again except under the duress of an approaching crisis, although they will have the programs in place in anticipation of that crisis.

The US is a house divided against itself. Until the system of governance is repaired, the Fed cannot be reasonably expected to take up the burden of the nation's problems on its own.

So for the future, listen to what the Fed says, but more importantly, watch what the Fed does. And some of that may be opaque, at least for the time being.

This is not necessarily what I think, or what I would do if, God forbid, I was the Fed Chairman. This is what Bernanke is thinking in his own words, and what I believe he is doing, and to some extent, why he is doing it.

Some people never really grow up, and are able to live in a very comfortable world of all blacks and whites, of me and all the rest, my way and the highway, with little gray area of doubt or compromise, almost like a baby or puppy, who sees their own needs as the proper order of the universe. As one grows with experience, they learn to tell the difference.

Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:00am EDT

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The following are highlights of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech on Friday to a central bank conference sponsored by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.

On economic growth, inflation outlook:

"The recent data have indicated that economic growth during the first half of this year was considerably slower than the Federal Open Market Committee had been expecting, and that temporary factors can account for only a portion of the economic weakness that we have observed. Consequently, although we expect a moderate recovery to continue and indeed to strengthen over time, the Committee has marked down its outlook for the likely pace of growth over coming quarters.

"With commodity prices and other import prices moderating and with longer-term inflation expectations remaining stable, we expect inflation to settle, over coming quarters, at levels at or below the rate of 2 percent, or a bit less, that most Committee participants view as being consistent with our dual mandate."

On what the Fed's recent policy decision means:

"We indicated that economic conditions -- including low rates of resource utilization and a subdued outlook for inflation over the medium run -- are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels for the federal funds rate at least through mid-2013. That is, in what the Committee judges to be the most likely scenarios for resource utilization and inflation in the medium term, the target for the federal funds rate would be held at its current low levels for at least two more years."

On what other tools the Fed has:

"In addition to refining our forward guidance, the Federal Reserve has a range of tools that could be used to provide additional monetary stimulus. We discussed the relative merits and costs of such tools at our August meeting. We will continue to consider those and other pertinent issues, including of course economic and financial developments, at our meeting in September, which has been scheduled for two days (the 20th and the 21st) instead of one to allow a fuller discussion. The Committee will continue to assess the economic outlook in light of incoming information and is prepared to employ its tools as appropriate to promote a stronger economic recovery in a context of price stability."

On market volatility:

"Financial stress has been and continues to be a significant drag on the recovery, both here and abroad. Bouts of sharp volatility and risk aversion in markets have recently reemerged in reaction to concerns about both European sovereign debts and developments related to the U.S. fiscal situation, including the recent downgrade of the U.S. long-term credit rating by one of the major rating agencies and the controversy concerning the raising of the U.S. federal debt ceiling. It is difficult to judge by how much these developments have affected economic activity thus far, but there seems little doubt that they have hurt household and business confidence and that they pose ongoing risks to growth. The Federal Reserve continues to monitor developments in financial markets and institutions closely and is in frequent contact with policymakers in Europe and elsewhere."

On long-term economic growth prospects:

"It may take some time, but we can reasonably expect to see a return to growth rates and employment levels consistent with those underlying fundamentals ... Notwithstanding the severe difficulties we currently face, I do not expect the long-run growth potential of the U.S. economy to be materially affected by the crisis and the recession if -- and I stress if -- our country takes the necessary steps to secure that outcome."

On the impact of monetary and fiscal policy:

"Normally, monetary or fiscal policies aimed primarily at promoting a faster pace of economic recovery in the near term would not be expected to significantly affect the longer-term performance of the economy. However, current circumstances may be an exception to that standard view ... The quality of economic policymaking in the United States will heavily influence the nation's longer-term prospects. To allow the economy to grow at its full potential, policymakers must work to promote macroeconomic and financial stability; adopt effective tax, trade, and regulatory policies; foster the development of a skilled workforce; encourage productive investment, both private and public; and provide appropriate support for research and development and for the adoption of new technologies."
Posted by Jesse at 11:00 AM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/synopsis-of-bernankes-speech-at-jackson.html) :verbeug

lunar
26.08.2011, 18:03
Politik: 26. August 2011, 14:08

Angst vor amerikanischer Invasion Libyens (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/ghadhafis_geheime_verhandlungen_1.12145318.html)

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(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/ghadhafis_geheime_verhandlungen_1.12145318.html)In Tripolis ist eine geheime Korrespondenz zwischen dem libyschen Regime und amerikanischen Politikern ans Licht gekommen. Der britische Reporter Luke Harding hat die Dokumente gesehen. Sie zeugen von den Ängsten des libyschen Potentaten.

Von Isabelle Imhof

Der libysche Machthaber hat Angst. Er befürchtet eine Invasion durch amerikanische Streitkräfte und westliche Alliierte: Dies berichtet Luke Harding, Reporter der britischen Zeitung «Guardian», aus Tripolis. Geheime Dokumente, die er in der Hauptstadt Libyens gesehen habe, belegten fieberhafte Versuche des libyschen Regimes, die Meinung der internationalen Gemeinschaft zu beeinflussen.

Die Ängste wurden offenbar durch mehrere Schreiben eines libysch-stämmigen Amerikaners an den libyschen Premierminister geschürt. Gemäss Harding soll es sich dabei um den Filmemacher Abdallah Omeish handeln. Dieser glaubte, über Hinweise zu verfügen, dass sich die USA auf eine grössere Operation gegen das libysche Regime Ende September oder Anfang Oktober vorbereiteten. Omeish sicherte dem libyschen Regime die Unterstützung von Hollywood-Grössen sowie namhaften Uno-Mitarbeitern zu, die Wahrheit über die Unruhen in Libyen ans Licht zu bringen. Er warnte auch davor, amerikanische E-Mailsysteme zu verwenden......

.....Ghadhafi selbst soll an die amerikanischen Parlamentarier appelliert haben. Er sei unglücklich darüber, dass die USA an der internationalen Aktion teilnehmen. Schon seit langem habe er spezielle Beziehungen zu den Vereinigten Staaten aufnehmen wollen. Die Schuld an der Krise schiebt Ghadhafi offenbar Frankreich zu. Er selbst habe ja keine öffentliche Rolle inne, er habe die Macht bereits im Jahr 1977 abgegeben :rolleyes Diese Worte hat der libysche Diktator immer wieder in seinen Audio- und Videobotschaften wiederholt. Der Personenkult, den er um sich betreiben lässt, spricht da eine andere Sprache.









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lunar
26.08.2011, 18:09
Wirtschaft: 26. August 2011, 17:25

Bernanke enttäuscht die Finanzmärkte (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/kein_quantitative_easing_3_1.12148195.html)

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(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/kein_quantitative_easing_3_1.12148195.html)Aufgeschoben, aber eventuell nicht aufgehoben: Die amerikanische Notenbank Federal Reserve steht wegen der Wirtschaftsflaute möglicherweise kurz vor weiteren massiven Konjunkturhilfen. An der Wall Street und an der Frankfurter Börse fielen die Kurse.

(Reuters) Der Offenmarktausschuss (FOMC) werde bei seinem nächsten Treffen am 20. September über Konjunkturhilfen beraten, sagte der amerikanische Notenbankchef Ben Bernanke am Freitag auf dem Zentralbankertreffen in Jackson Hole. Konkrete Massnahmen kündigte Bernanke nicht an und enttäuschte damit die Börsianer. Die Aktienmärkte weltweit bauten ihre Verluste aus.

Die FOMC-Sitzung werde von einem auf zwei Tage verlängert, um mehr Zeit für eine intensive Prüfung der diversen Instrumente zu haben. Die Fed sei «bereit» zu handeln, um die Konjunktur zu stärken. Ihr stünden dafür zahlreiche Werkzeuge zur Verfügung, sagte Bernanke – ohne ins Detail zu gehen. An den Finanzmärkten war vor der Rede Bernankes über eine weitere geldpolitische Lockerung (QE3) in den USA spekuliert worden.

Kurse fallen

In Reaktion auf die ausgebliebene Ankündigung konkreter Stützungsmassnahmen fielen an der Wall Street und an der Frankfurter Börse die Kurse. Der Dow Jones baute sein Minus zwischenzeitlich auf 1,5 Prozent aus, später legte der Leitindex wieder etwas zu. Der Dax verlor kurzzeitig um fast drei Prozent. Auch am Rohölmarkt gaben die Notierungen nach, Gold verbilligte sich ebenfalls. Der befürchtete grosse Ausverkauf an den Börsen blieb aus.....

....also ich meine er hat sich besser aus der Affaire gezogen (kurzfristig zumindest) als ich ihm zugetraut hätte :gruebel vielleicht müssen die Banken und Brokerhäuser etwas umdenken :confused vielleicht blicke ich auch einfach nicht durch ;):oo


Jesse lesen :cool




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lunar
26.08.2011, 18:17
Am Abend kommen die 100-km/h-Böen :eek
(http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/Am-Abend-kommen-die-100kmhBoeen/story/25729073)

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Aktualisiert vor 24 Minuten Update folgt...

momentan immer noch Backofen :schwitz:schwitz:schwitz

lunar
26.08.2011, 18:47
....in stadtinterner Sache :oo;) mir schmecken sie auch immer noch - ausserdem ist der Senf so scharf :schwitz

Um die Wurst



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.....ausserdem kann man seit einiger Zeit von diesem schicken Provisorium aus seine Würste konsumieren :cool:D gab leider nur dieses Foto :rolleyes dabei sieht es echt gut aus :supi

lunar
26.08.2011, 19:13
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So UBS Is Considering A Charge On CHF Deposits After All (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/so-ubs-considering-charge-chf-deposits-after-all)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 12:02

One headline and one denial later, we now learn that the original news was in fact correct. As MarketWatch reports "UBS Friday said it may shortly begin to levy a temporary charge on Swiss franc deposits as a way of encouraging its bank customers to keep their cash in the surging Swiss currency as low as possible." In doing so, the bank joins such illustrious banks as our own BoNY which announced on August 4 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/short-term-yields-going-negative-bony-announces-it-will-charge-13-bps-fee-deposits)it would start charging a 13 bps fee on deposits. Naturally, this is nothing but yet another attempt to devalue the recently record Swiss Franc. If proven successful, look for even more institutions to establish comparable cash prohibitive mechanisms that force savers to sell the host currency and expose themselves to FX and counterparty risk in addition to everything else that already plagues fiat.....

....From MarketWatch (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ubs-mulling-fee-on-swiss-franc-deposits-2011-08-26):
The bank said in a statement distributed by Swift earlier Friday that "in view of the prevailing market conditions which in particular affect the Swiss franc, we are closely monitoring the development of the CHF cash balances maintained in current accounts of our CHF cash clearing customers.".....




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The Swiss did the same back in the 1970's with dismal results.



:rolleyes na ich weiss nicht :oo

....hier immer noch Funkstille - nix zu lesen im üblichen Blätterwald :mad

lunar
26.08.2011, 19:20
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BofA's $8.5 Billion Settlement Could Fall Apart After Request Made To Move Mortgage Case From State To Federal Court (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bofas-85-billion-settlement-could-fall-apart-after-request-made-move-mortgage-case-state-federa)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 12:54 As most know by now, the ridiculously low $8.5 billion putback settlement, which was supposed to have been closed by now, and which was the key driver in preventing Bank of America from trading far, far lower (and requiring much more capital), is the wildcard that would allow the bank to package tens if not hundreds of billions of claims against the bank in a "tidy (and very small) little package." The key factor allowing this settlement to be structured in its existing form, was that the lawsuit was filed in New York State Court, which allows for a little something known as Article 77, or a provision permitting "special proceeding related to express trust." The details are provided below, but in essence boil down to the following: the settlement in its current form can only be enacted if the lawsuit is conducted under New York State law. Well, minutes ago, David Grais, attorney for Walnut Place, which as we have repeatedly observed represents those interests who claim the $8.5 billion settlement is massively insufficient and are engaged in litigation seeking far greater recoveries, filed a request to transfer the lawsuit from State Court to Federal Court where everything basically begins a new. More than anything, this latest development may explain why Bank of America has been scrambling to raise tens of billions in the open market as an adverse court decision, one granting Grais' request, means the bank is suddenly open to unlimited downside capital risk. In the meantime, add major litigation headline risk to everything else that BAC has going for it...



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Bank Of America Capital Scramble Continues With Alleged Closure Of China Construction Bank Stake Sale (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bank-america-capital-scramble-continues-alleged-closure-china-construction-bank-stake-sale)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 12:14 We are not sure how this is news, since it was announced weeks ago (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bank-america-scrambles-shore-capital-negotiations-sell-17-billion-china-construction-bank-stake), but according to CNBC the bank that did not need capital, is following up yesterday's $5 billion capital raise with another $10 or so billion by selling "at least half of its 10% stake in CCB." That said, back on August 11, the FT came out with a report (http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0ba86dd8-c40f-11e0-b302-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1W9Twvtaf)titled, "BofA faces struggle to sell CCB stake" in which we learn that "Bank of America is facing difficulties in selling its 10 per cent stake in China Construction Bank, partly because potential investors are expecting a deluge of rights issues, share sales and new listings from Chinese banks. But it might now raise less than than it had hoped. The BofA stake, once valued at $20bn, is now believed to be worth several billion dollars less, according to bankers. The US bank has approached sovereign wealth funds and other investors in the Middle East and in Asia, according to people familiar with the matter. The Kuwait Investment Authority was one potential buyer BofA approached, these people add, but the sovereign wealth fund already holds large stakes in ICBC and Agricultural Bank of China. “Right now, the KIA does not want to do anything more,” says one person with knowledge of the matter. “They think they have enough exposure to Chinese banks.” The KIA expects the two banks in which it already has shares to launch rights offers and the KIA intends to support those banks. "They will only look at CCB if the discount is high enough,” the person added...Potential buyers say the timing for BofA is particularly sensitive because, if CCB does launch a rights offer – as is widely expected – and BofA is still a main shareholder, it will be obliged to participate, using capital it can ill afford to part with." Stated otherwise, this must be one of those, "this time it's different" occasions. Next up: Bank of America does not, repeat NOT, need to sell its employee's blackberrys, but it will. Just because.


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lunar
26.08.2011, 19:39
BRACING FOR IRENE (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-us_n_937659.html)
Coastal Residents Evacuating.. Billions In Damage Feared (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-us_n_937659.html)


Irene Passing Manhattan Could Mean 'Nightmare Scenario' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-new-york-_0_n_937718.html)
Obama Cutting Vacation Short.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-us_n_937659.html#liveblog) New York MTA To Shut Down Saturday.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-us_n_937659.html#liveblog)
Interactive Storm Tracker.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/storm-tracker-hurricane-irene-2011_n_938056.html) How To Prepare.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/hurricane-preparedness-irene_n_936264.html) LIVE UPDATES (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-us_n_937659.html#liveblog)

lunar
26.08.2011, 19:46
..hier zeigt die NASA den ganzen Verlauf - ist der gleiche Film aber ausführlicher

Station Cameras Capture New Views of Major Hurricane Irene

From 230 miles above the Earth, cameras on the International Space Station captured new views of powerful Hurricane Irene as it churned over the Bahamas at 3:10 p.m. EDT on August 24, 2011. Irene is moving to the northwest as a Category 3 hurricane, packing winds of 120 miles an hour. Irene is expected to strengthen to a Category 4 storm as it heads toward the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Eastern Seaboard and the middle Atlantic and New England states.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=108144931

lunar
26.08.2011, 20:00
Nock sichert sich auch den Rekord auf dem Jungfraujoch (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/leute/Nock-sichert-sich-auch-den-Rekord-auf-dem-Jungfraujoch-/story/18248239)

Der Schweizer Hochseilartist Freddy Nock hat heute auf 3500 Metern über Meer einen weiteren Weltrekord aufgestellt – trotz massiver Turbulenzen. :rolleyes Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/leute/Nock-sichert-sich-auch-den-Rekord-auf-dem-Jungfraujoch-/story/18248239)

Aktualisiert um 18:51 Uhr


....der Küchenschemel wäre meine Leistung :rolleyes:schwitz:D

lunar
26.08.2011, 21:38
....der Krieg liefert seltsame Bilder :rolleyes


http://lightbox.time.com/2011/08/26/the-best-pictures-of-the-week-august-12-august-19-2/#ixzz1WAJjRxeP

lunar
26.08.2011, 21:49
BRACING FOR IRENE (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-us_n_937659.html)
Coastal Residents Evacuating.. Billions In Damage Feared (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-us_n_937659.html)

Mandatory Evacuations In New York City.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/mandatory-evacuation-irene-hurricane-new-york-city_n_938251.html) MTA To Shut Saturday.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/nyc-hurricane-subway-transit-mta_n_938161.html)
NY Stockpiling Supplies.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-new-york-supplies_n_938174.html) National Guard Deploying.. Airlines To Cut Flights.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-us_n_937659.html#liveblog)
Interactive Storm Tracker.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/storm-tracker-hurricane-irene-2011_n_938056.html) How To Prepare.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/hurricane-preparedness-irene_n_936264.html) LIVE UPDATES (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-us_n_937659.html#liveblog)

Hoka
26.08.2011, 22:32
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So UBS Is Considering A Charge On CHF Deposits After All (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/so-ubs-considering-charge-chf-deposits-after-all)


....hier immer noch Funkstille - nix zu lesen im üblichen Blätterwald :mad


Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1406059#post1406059)
doch noch jemand da :rolleyes

So will die UBS die Frankenzuflüsse eindämmen

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/So-will-die-UBS-die-Frankenzufluesse-eindaemmen/story/10296494

lunar
27.08.2011, 09:29
UBS - Erstellt: 26.08.2011, 22:15 Uhr

:thanx Hoka :) da war ich schon am Zähne putzen ;):D

lunar
27.08.2011, 09:34
Historischer Wirbelsturm "Irene"

New York geht in Deckung (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,782809,00.html)

Hurrikan "Irene" treibt New York in den Ausnahmezustand: Hunderttausende Menschen müssen gefährdete Viertel verlassen, Bahn- und Busverkehr werden eingestellt, Tausende Flüge fallen aus. Schon werden in den Läden Wasser und Lebensmittel knapp - doch selbst dieses Chaos nehmen manche Einwohner gelassen. Von Marc Pitzke und Thomas Schulz, New York mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,782809,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1145683.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42570) ]

....ob Irene vielleicht doch noch abdreht - oder wird bei den Wallstreetern Land unter sein :confused:rolleyes

lunar
27.08.2011, 09:35
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Scene From Pre-Apocalyptic Queens, NY (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/scene-pre-apocalyptic-queens-ny)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 22:53

A set from I Am Legend, or a picture from a Queens supermarket taken minutes ago. You decide.





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lunar
27.08.2011, 09:38
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Guest Post: Boomers - Are Going To Be A Real Drag (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-boomers-are-going-be-real-drag)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 15:09 Balance Sheet Recession (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/balance-sheet-recession) Capital Markets (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/capital-markets) default (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/7) Equity Markets (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/equity-markets) Federal Reserve (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/federal-reserve-0) Guest Post (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/238) HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/higher-unemployment) Japan (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/8436) Nikkei (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/nikkei) Real estate (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/real-estate) Reality (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/reality) Recession (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/recession) recovery (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/recovery) Unemployment (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/unemployment) http://www.streettalklive.com/images/stories/253_japan-experience-4-082311.png (http://www.streettalklive.com/images/stories/thumbnails/japan-experience-4-082311.png)

Many may scoff at the Fed's report that stock prices will not recover to their 2010 highs until 2027. The migration of "baby boomers" into retirement, combined with sustained high unemployment, low savings rates and a weak economy, does not bode well for strong financial markets into the future. While there are many hopes that the economy will recover in spite of the abundance of factors building against it; the reality is that we may be dealing with the "Japanese Experience".



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The biggest problem is the Banksters who manipulated laws and ethics to pad their own Wallets.

(Think Goldman's Hank Paulson, Neel kashkari and Lloyd Blankfien). The elite banksters keep getting bailed out. The problem is generation XYZ can't afford to bail them out. The jobs are not their to do it.

While the boomer gerneration will be a drag, it is so because they are done making things and Retiring. While their jobs are gone because of greedy corportions who shipped them overseas to third world wages. There are no jobs for the boomer's kids generation.

Hence, We are "Worse than Japan Now".

lunar
27.08.2011, 09:41
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Guest Post: Bernanke In A Box (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-bernanke-box)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/26/2011 - 23:38

Bernanke said QE 3.0, without really saying it. The markets, seeing the enlarged schedule for the September meeting and interpreting the likelihood of heavy discussions, have gotten the message. Stocks threw off the daily mortal struggle that is life as Bank of America and bid for the QE future that is now September (good riddance to August apparently). Gold prices followed on those expectations of a resumption to the willful and wanton dollar destruction that QE purely represents. If the Chairman can influence a major market rally without ever having to face the growing dissent within the FOMC ranks, then his speech has proven to be a stroke of genius. That is the essence of rational expectations, making others believe you have magical powers so that they do your bidding without any actual work or direct engagement on your part. But there is a huge downside to waiting, and Bernanke knows it. The financial crisis grows while the economy is sliding further into contraction. Time is not on his side. So why does he wait? Simple, Bernanke and QE is in a box – conditions currently in the wholesale money markets, especially the repo market, will not suffer more QE. As the unsecured Fed funds and eurodollar markets have effectively frozen for banks outside the primary dealer network, wholesale funding has been left to repos. However, there is already a shortage of treasury bills, the prime, vital collateral of nearly all post-2008 repo funding arrangements.



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Let it crash and get it over with. This is getting painful. Every time you think this is it they pull another rabbit out of their hat.

lunar
27.08.2011, 09:42
News-Ticker

Rebellen erobern den wichtigsten Grenzübergang zu Tunesien (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Rebellen-erobern-den-wichtigsten-Grenzuebergang-zu-Tunesien/story/13095224)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/3/0/13095224/14/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314430488 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Rebellen-erobern-den-wichtigsten-Grenzuebergang-zu-Tunesien/story/13095224) Neben Tripolis feiern die Rebellen auch in anderen Städten Libyens Erfolge. Berichten zufolge haben die Aufständischen den wichtigsten Hauptgrenzübergang zu Tunesien, Ras Adschdir, in ihre Gewalt gebracht. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Rebellen-erobern-den-wichtigsten-Grenzuebergang-zu-Tunesien/story/13095224)

Aktualisiert vor 53 Minuten

lunar
27.08.2011, 09:43
Politik: 27. August 2011, 08:06

Rebellen wollen Ghadhafi-Anhänger einbinden (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/libysche_rebellen_gaddafi-anhaenger_1.12156429.html)

EU-Aussenbeauftragte fordert Einhaltung der Menschenrechte in Libyen

http://www.nzz.ch/images/tripolis_rebellen_lead_1.12157134.1314424967.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/libysche_rebellen_gaddafi-anhaenger_1.12156429.html)Die libyschen Rebellen wollen Ghadhafi-Anhänger in den künftigen Staat integrieren. Die EU-Aussenbeauftragte Ashton rief die Aufständischen zur Einhaltung der Menschenrechte auf. Die Rebellen drängten die Ghadhafi-Truppen an den Rand der Hauptstadt Tripolis.

...

...kann man nur hoffen :rolleyes:schwitz




(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/libysche_rebellen_gaddafi-anhaenger_1.12156429.html)

lunar
27.08.2011, 09:47
Libyen: Versorgungslage in Tripolis spitzt sich zu (http://www.extremnews.com/nachrichten/weltgeschehen/f28f13962614f62)

(http://www.extremnews.com/nachrichten/weltgeschehen/f28f13962614f62)Die Versorgung in der libyschen Hauptstadt Tripolis verschlechtert sich immer mehr. Am Freitagabend sei Medienberichten zufolge die Strom- und Wasserversorgung zusammengebrochen, Lebensmittel und Trinkwasser wären mittlerweile Mangelware. Zudem machten in Tripolis Gerüchte die Runde, die Versorgung sei aus Furcht vor vergiftetem Wasser unterbrochen worden. Unterdessen leisten auch nach dem Umzug der Übergangsregierung der Aufständischen in die libysche Hauptstadt die Anhänger von Muammar al-Gaddafi weiter Widerstand. Weiter ... (http://www.extremnews.com/nachrichten/weltgeschehen/f28f13962614f62)
27.08.2011 09:10

lunar
27.08.2011, 11:21
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Libyan rebels seize key border with Tunisia (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/201182742714523747.html)
Rebels defeat Gaddafi loyalists at a border crossing with Tunisia, as UN says security remains major concern in capital.....
Libyan rebels have defeated Muammar Gaddafi loyalists at a border crossing with Tunisia, seizing control of a key check post that could open much-need supply routes into the country. Rebel forces raised their flag late on Friday on the Ras Ajdir border post, the primary crossing between Libya and Tunisia, in a win that will allow them to bring in supplies and aid to the capital, Tripoli.

A Tunisian official said loyalists fled as more than 100 rebels arrived. "There were not any real clashes; the loyalists took off and the rebels' flag was raised at the border post," the AFP news agency quoted the official as saying.

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton, reporting from Tripoli on Saturday, said the capture was an "incredibly important" gain for the rebels.

"It shows that they are managing to get rid of what is left of Gaddafi troops in that area, but more importantly it opens a supply route now totally across from the west into Tripoli," she said.

In the capital, rebels were consolidating their control on Saturday, but the United Nations said security remained a key concern, with fears of reprisal attacks in a country now awash with small arms.

A street-by-street rebel onslaught has pushed most of the remnants of Gaddafi’s army to the southern outskirts of Tripoli, Al Jazeera's correspondents reported, but his forces were still resisting in other areas of the country.

Al Jazeera's Turton said the rebels' main focus now in central Tripoli is to clear out any pro-Gaddafi loyalists that may still be hiding.

"There is obviously still tension southeast of the city; down near the airport they are still being bombed by Gaddafi loyalists further out east from the city," she said.

"The rebels are telling us from that eastern position where they are sniping and where they are still sending artillery all the way back to Saba in central Libya [that] there is a route all the way back to that area, which we know is still really held by Gaddafi's troops."

Elsewhere, British warplanes struck a large bunker in Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte on Friday, as NATO turned its attention to loyalist forces battling advancing Libyan rebels in the area........


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lunar
27.08.2011, 11:30
Ghadhafi dreht seinem Volk das Wasser ab (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Ghadhafi-dreht-seinem-Volk-das-Wasser-ab/story/12287238)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/2/2/12287238/12/teaserbreit.jpg?1314436885 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Ghadhafi-dreht-seinem-Volk-das-Wasser-ab/story/12287238) Die Aufständischen könnten bald Mühe haben, Tripolis zu halten: Das Wasser wird knapp: Die Stadt hat Reserven für nur einen halben Tag. Auch die Stromversorgung bricht zusammen. Es gibt kaum noch Benzin.....

......«Ghadhafi-Truppen haben die zentrale Station in Hassuna angegriffen. Die Ingenieure sind geflohen, kehren aus Angst nicht zur Arbeit zurück», sagte der «Süddeutschen Zeitung» Mohamed Omeish, der zur «Koalition des 17. Februar» gehört und den Aufstand gegen Ghadhafi in Tripolis von Anfang an mitorganisiert hat. «Wir schicken nun ein Team dorthin, um die Anlage wieder anzufahren. Das kann mindestens zwei Tage dauern.»

Wassernot zögert den Sieg hinaus

Die umkämpfte Millionenstadt ohne Wasser - das könnte den Siegeszug der Revolutionäre rasch stoppen oder zumindest ihre Sieg hinauszögern. Schon gibt es kaum noch Wasser zu kaufen in den Geschäften. Und noch immer gibt es Zehntausende Ghadhafi-Anhänger in Tripolis. Einzelne Stadtteile und der Flughafen werden von den Rebellen nach den fünftägigen Kämpfen noch immer nicht kontrolliert.......

Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Ghadhafi-dreht-seinem-Volk-das-Wasser-ab/story/12287238)

Von Tomas Avenarius. Aktualisiert vor 27 Minuten

:( :gomad

lunar
27.08.2011, 13:06
The Slow Disappearance of the American Working Man (http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/113390/disappearance-american-working-man-businessweek)- Businessweek

A smaller share of men have jobs today than at any time since World War II. Are employers giving up on this demographic?

As President Barack Obama puts together a new jobs plan to be revealed shortly after Labor Day, he is up against a powerful force, long in the making, that has gone virtually unnoticed in the debate over how to put people back to work: Employers are increasingly giving up on the American man.

If that sounds bleak, it's because it is. The portion of men who work and their median wages have been eroding since the early 1970s. For decades the impact of this fact was softened in many families by the increasing number of women who went to work and took up the slack. More recently, the housing bubble helped to mask it by boosting the male-dominated construction trades, which employed millions. When real estate ultimately crashed, so did the prospects for many men. The portion of men holding a job—any job, full- or part-time—fell to 63.5 percent in July—hovering stubbornly near the low point of 63.3 percent it reached in December 2009. These are the lowest numbers in statistics going back to 1948. Among the critical category of prime working-age men between 25 and 54, only 81.2 percent held jobs, a barely noticeable improvement from its low point last year—and still well below the depths of the 1982-83 recession, when employment among prime-age men never dropped below 85 percent. To put those numbers in perspective, consider that in 1969, 95 percent of men in their prime working years had a job.......

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lunar
27.08.2011, 13:14
News-Ticker

Ist Ghadhafi im gepanzerten Konvoi nach Algerien geflohen? (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Ist-Ghadhafi-im-gepanzerten-Konvoi-nach-Algerien-geflohen/story/13095224)

Ein schwer bewaffneter Konvoi hat Spekulationen über eine Flucht von Libyens Machthaber Muammar Ghadhafi nach Algerien ausgelöst. Die Rebellen vermelden derweil die vollständige Eroberung von Tripolis.....

.....12:40 Uhr Spekulationen über Flucht Ghadhafis

Ein Konvoi gepanzerter Fahrzeuge hat Spekulationen über eine Flucht von Libyens Machthaber Muammar Ghadhafi nach Algerien ausgelöst. Sechs gepanzerte Fahrzeuge hätten am Freitagmorgen von Libyen aus die Grenzstadt Ghadames auf dem Weg nach Algerien durchquert, berichtete die ägyptische Nachrichtenagentur Mena am Samstag unter Berufung auf libysche Militärkreise.

Die Fahrzeugkolonne sei von Ghadhafi-treuen Soldaten bis zum Übergang in das Nachbarland eskortiert worden. Die Aufständischen hätten den Konvoi wegen mangelnder Munition und Ausrüstung nicht stoppen können. «Wir denken, sie (die Wagen) transportierten hochrangige libysche Offizielle, vielleicht Gaddafi und seine Söhne», fügte die Quelle laut Mena hinzu. Für die Angaben gab es zunächst keine Bestätigung aus Libyen oder Algerien......

Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Ist-Ghadhafi-im-gepanzerten-Konvoi-nach-Algerien-geflohen/story/13095224)

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....wieder mal ist abwarten angesagt :oo ob die Einreise von G & Co. den Algeriern in den Kram passen würde :confused:rolleyes wohl kaum :oo

lunar
27.08.2011, 13:21
Panorama: 27. August 2011, 11:31

«Irene» schwächt sich leicht ab (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/hurrikan_irene_abgeschwaecht_1.12162801.html)

Der Wirbelsturm vor der US-Ostküste gilt dennoch weiterhin als extrem gefährlich

http://www.nzz.ch/images/irene_virginia_lead_1.12163130.1314437815.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/hurrikan_irene_abgeschwaecht_1.12162801.html)Der gewaltige Wirbelsturm «Irene» hat sich vor der Ostküste der USA leicht abgeschwächt. Das Hurrikanzentrum in Miami stufte ihn von der Kategorie 2 auf die Kategorie 1 herunter. Entwarnung gab es aber nicht. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/hurrikan_irene_abgeschwaecht_1.12162801.html)

lunar
27.08.2011, 22:18
Anwohner geben Hinweise auf Massaker in der Nähe von Tripolis (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Anwohner-geben-Hinweise-auf-Massaker-in-der-Naehe-von-Tripolis/story/13095224)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/3/0/13095224/78/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314475765 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Anwohner-geben-Hinweise-auf-Massaker-in-der-Naehe-von-Tripolis/story/13095224) In einem libyschen Gefängnis fanden Zivilisten rund 50 verkohlte Leichen. Vieles deutet auf ein Massaker hin....

Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Anwohner-geben-Hinweise-auf-Massaker-in-der-Naehe-von-Tripolis/story/13095224)

.....alles grässlich :(:gomad

lunar
27.08.2011, 22:26
New York im Wettlauf gegen die Zeit (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/New-York-im-Wettlauf-gegen-die-Zeit/story/12896883)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/2/8/12896883/83/teaserbreit.jpg?1314476664 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/New-York-im-Wettlauf-gegen-die-Zeit/story/12896883) Inzwischen erstreckt sich die Sturmwarnung für Hurrikan Irene bis nach Kanada. In New York laufen die Evakuierungen auf Hochtouren. Der öffentliche Nahverkehr wurde komplett eingestellt. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/New-York-im-Wettlauf-gegen-die-Zeit/story/12896883)

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lunar
27.08.2011, 22:30
HERE SHE COMES (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-2011-2-million-told-to-move_n_938740.html)
Hurricane Irene Slams Into East Coast (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-2011-2-million-told-to-move_n_938740.html)



Tornado Watch Issued For Multiple States.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/tornado-watch-2011-maryla_n_938955.html)
4 Deaths Reported.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-2011-2-million-told-to-move_n_938740.html#liveblog) State-By-State Analysis.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/state-by-state-hurricane-irene_n_938429.html) How To Prepare.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/hurricane-preparedness-irene_n_936264.html)
Over 600k Homes Without Power.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-2011-2-million-told-to-move_n_938740.html#liveblog) Power May Be Cut In NYC.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-approache_n_937671.html)
Troops Ready To Help.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-2011-2-million-told-to-move_n_938740.html#liveblog) Prisoners Left Behind.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-2011-2-million-told-to-move_n_938740.html#liveblog)
How To Stay Connected During The Storm.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-how-to-stay-connected_n_938477.html) How To Donate.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-how-you-c_n_938603.html) NON-STOP COVERAGE.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/swarm/hurricane-irene/) LATEST UPDATES (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-2011-2-million-told-to-move_n_938740.html#liveblog)
Today 8:21 PM Tropical Cyclone Size Comparison (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-2011-2-million-told-to-move_n_938740.html#113_tropical-cyclone-size-comparison) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/images/social/twitter-bird-mini.png (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-2011-2-million-told-to-move_n_938740.html#113_tropical-cyclone-size-comparison) http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1394211656/tropical-update-logo_normal.jpg (http://twitter.com/twc_hurricane) @ twc_hurricane (http://twitter.com/twc_hurricane/): #irene tropical cyclone size comparison: Irene, Katrina, Chrley, Ike, Isabel check out the image http://t.co/2ZSlOXX





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lunar
27.08.2011, 22:32
Politik: 27. August 2011, 21:38

Nummer zwei der Kaida getötet (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/kaida_pakistan_getoetet_rahman_1.12171035.html)

Nach Informationen aus der amerikanischen Regierung in Pakistan umgekommen

http://www.nzz.ch/images/abbottabad_pakistan_usama_bin_ladin_lead_1.12171914.1314474207.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/kaida_pakistan_getoetet_rahman_1.12171035.html) Die Nummer zwei der Kaida ist nach amerikanischen Angaben getötet worden. Ar-Rahman sei bereits am Montag in der pakistanischen Stammesgebiet Waziristan ums Leben gekommen.

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:rolleyes
(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/kaida_pakistan_getoetet_rahman_1.12171035.html)

lunar
27.08.2011, 22:40
....was für eine Zeit ist das nur :( es könnte doch auch friedlich sein :cool

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lunar
27.08.2011, 22:47
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"I Am Jim Rogers And I Support Ron Paul" (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/i-am-jim-rogers-and-i-support-ron-paul)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/27/2011 - 13:24 Boiler Room (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/boiler-room) Jim Rogers (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/jim-rogers) Nomination (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/nomination) Nouriel (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/nouriel) Nouriel Roubini (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/8654) Ron Paul (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/8807)

Ron Paul has another illustrious supporter - Jim Rogers. The Quantum fund co-founder, who has been spot on about pretty much everything for the past 3 years (see Roubini Versus Rogers Is Right Debate for 2010 (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aO5Ixot8pcQ8): Investor Jim Rogers thinks gold will double to at least $2,000 an ounce. Economist Nouriel Roubini says that’s “utter nonsense.” As these well-known market personalities duke it out, they’re doing us a favor by highlighting a critical debate: Which is the bigger threat -- inflation or deflation?), not to mention gold (to the amusement of such Keynesian soundbites recorded for posterity (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aOfwpkHV2clM&pos=5)as the following: "Maybe it will reach $1,100 or so but $1,500 or $2,000 is nonsense"), and especially inflation (perhaps the only thing that will prompt a chuckle out of Gadaffi and Mubarak these days is someone telling them that their multi-decade reigns are over due to hyperdeflation and plunging food prices), was caught on tape voicing his endorsement of the only sane person who can possibly do something for this country. "In this election if Ron Paul gets anywhere near the nomination I would certainly support him. He is the only one that I've seen in American politics that seems to have a clue about what's going on." Zero Hedge agrees on all counts.

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lunar
27.08.2011, 22:59
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As Lagarde Throws Germany And European Banks Under The Bus, Did She Just Truncate Her IMF Career? (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/lagarde-throws-germany-and-european-banks-under-bus-did-she-just-truncate-her-imf-career)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/27/2011 - 14:46

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/MS%20Euro%20Liquidity.png (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/MS%20Euro%20Liquidity.png)This year's biggest winner from the botched DSK affair has been France's Christine Lagarde, who despite the dropping of all charges against the former head, is now in charge of the IMF. We admit that the ascension of Lagarde to the throne of the world's most irrelevant global bailout organization (what the IMF "does" is of not importance: the only thing that matters is who Beijing, and Chinabot, feels like rescuing today) happened even though we previously predicted that Germany would be very much against it. Well, Germany let it slide, and endorsed Lagarde. That may soon change though, after the former finance minister essentially threw the entire European (read French, Swiss and German whose assets as a % of host GDP are ridiculous (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/madoff/Banks%20As%20%25%20Of%20GDP.jpg)... yes, a technical term) financial system under the bus at Jackson Hole (http://www.kc.frb.org/publications/research/escp/escp-2011.cfm), a day after Bernanke said to wait until September 20 for QE3 clarity. Per Bloomberg (http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-27/lagarde-urges-mandatory-recapitalization-of-eu-banks-to-avert-contagion?category=%2F): "Bolstering banks’ balance sheets “is key to cutting the chains of contagion,” Lagarde said today in the text of remarks at the Federal Reserve’s annual forum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Without an “urgent” recapitalization, “we could easily see the further spread of economic weakness to core countries, or even a debilitating liquidity crisis." Lagarde, a former French finance minister who took the helm at the Washington-based IMF in July, said recapitalization should be “substantial.” Banks should look for funds in the markets first and seek public funds if necessary. One way to provide capital could be through the European bailout fund, she said." And now, one can see why Germany is fuming: not only will Germany soon have no choice but to fund the EFSF's sovereign bailout ration all on its own, which as we, and other have speculated (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/why-launching-efsf-means-political-suicide-merkel-and-german-political-crisis), could be as large as €3.5 trillion (or about $5 trillion), but it will be Germany's duty to also fund the rescue of all banks on a parallel track. What is the additional tally? Why at least $230 billion in Europe alone in the next several months. Then again, when you get to $5 trillion, what's a few hundred billions between friends?




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Lagarde ruft zum Handeln auf (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/wirtschaftskrise_iwf-chefin_lagarde_handeln_1.12172016.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/christine_lagarde_imf_chefin_small_1.11939600.1313514853.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/wirtschaftskrise_iwf-chefin_lagarde_handeln_1.12172016.html) Appell der IMF-Chefin angesichts der globalen Risiken

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/wirtschaft/aktuell/wirtschaftskrise_iwf-chefin_lagarde_handeln_1.12172016.html)(sda/Reuters) Angesichts der zunehmenden Risiken für die Weltwirtschaft hat der Internationale Währungsfonds (IMF) Staats- und Regierungschefs zum sofortigen Handeln aufgefordert.

«Die Entwicklungen in diesem Sommer haben gezeigt, dass wir uns in einer gefährlichen neuen Phase befinden», sagte die neue IMF-Chefin Christine Lagarde in Jackson Hole im US-Staat Wyoming: «Wir laufen Gefahr, dass die fragile Erholung zum Erliegen kommt. Deshalb müssen wir jetzt agieren.»

Forderung nach langfristigen Plänen

Zwei Jahre nach dem Ende der schlimmen globalen Finanzkrise schwächelt das Wachstum in den USA und Europa. Die Schuldenkrisen auf beiden Seiten des Atlantik......
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Samstag, 27. August 2011

Keine weltweite RezessionIWF gibt Entwarnung

Trotz aller konjunktureller Unsicherheit rechnet der Internationale Währungsfonds nicht mit einem erneuten weltweiten Wachstumseinbruch. Ganz ohne Nachhilfe funktioniert das jedoch offenbar nicht: IWF-Chefin Lagarde und US-Präsident Obama sind sich einig, dass die Weltwirtschaft angekurbelt werden muss.

.....Das US-Präsidialamt erklärte, Barack Obama und IWF-Chefin Christine Lagarde , seien bei einem Telefonat übereingekommen, dass die Weltwirtschaft kurzfristig angekurbelt werden müsse :dumm um weiter :rolleyes zu wachsen. Obama will Anfang September in einer Grundsatzrede :rolleyes erklären, wie er dem schwächelnden Arbeitsmarkt Auftrieb geben will.....


ganzer Artikel: http://www.n-tv.de/wirtschaft/IWF-gibt-Entwarnung-article4152301.html

lunar
28.08.2011, 09:36
RAGING IRENE (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/storm-surge-hurricane-irene-east-coast_n_939345.html)
Water Levels Rising From Maryland To New York (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/storm-surge-hurricane-irene-east-coast_n_939345.html) >


NYC 'Squarely On The Wrong Side Of The Storm'.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/storm-surge-hurricane-irene-east-coast_n_939345.html#liveblog)
Up To 10 Dead.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/storm-surge-hurricane-irene-east-coast_n_939345.html#liveblog) Millions Without Power.. Maryland Nuclear Reactor Reported Offline.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/storm-surge-hurricane-irene-east-coast_n_939345.html#liveblog) Irene Hits Washington.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-washington-dc_n_939274.html) Tornado Watch In NYC.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/nyc-hurricane-tornado-wat_n_939262.html)
Photos.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-photos_n_939227.html) Complete Coverage.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/swarm/hurricane-irene/) LATEST UPDATES (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/storm-surge-hurricane-irene-east-coast_n_939345.html#liveblog)





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22 minutes ago (3:05 AM)
Anyway; this would be a good time for congress (when they get back from their five week vacation) to consider burying the power lines. Job creation and doing something that obviously needs to be done.

lunar
28.08.2011, 09:39
New York City Shuts Down Amid Fears of Flooding (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/nyregion/new-yorkers-warned-of-possible-electrical-shutdown.html?ref=global-home)

By JAMES BARRON 2 minutes ago

The city all but closed down in anticipation of winds that could drive waves over beaches and between skyscrapers......





Predicting a Storm’s Intensity Proves Difficult (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/us/28forecast.html)
Evacuation by Yellow Cab, Bus and Wet Feet (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/nyregion/an-evacuation-of-low-lying-areas-by-yellow-cab-bus-and-wet-feet.html)

lunar
28.08.2011, 09:40
Wirbelsturm an der Ostküste

"Irene" wütet über New York (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/gesellschaft/0,1518,782926,00.html)

Starkregen und heftige Windböen fegen durch die Straßen, Hurrikan "Irene" hat New York erreicht. Die Ostküstenmetropole ist gewappnet. Einige Stadtgebiete wurden evakuiert, der Nahverkehr eingestellt. Zuvor hatte der Sturm bereits mehrere Südstaaten getroffen. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/gesellschaft/0,1518,782926,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1145808.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42611) ]

lunar
28.08.2011, 09:45
Rebellen wollen Versorgung in Tripolis wieder herstellen (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Rebellen-wollen-Versorgung-in-Tripolis-wieder-herstellen/story/11924127)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/1/9/11924127/7/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314516454 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Rebellen-wollen-Versorgung-in-Tripolis-wieder-herstellen/story/11924127) Laut seinem Sprecher befindet sich Muammar al-Ghadhafi noch immer in Tripolis und ist zu Verhandlungen bereit. Derweil arbeiten die Rebellen an der Wiederherstellung der Versorgung in der libyschen Hauptstadt. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Rebellen-wollen-Versorgung-in-Tripolis-wieder-herstellen/story/11924127)

lunar
28.08.2011, 09:57
Al Jazeera als momentane HeadLine

(http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/libya/)New Yorkers brace for Irene's impact (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/08/2011828405736228.html)
und Video

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:rolleyes haben die nicht Wichtigeres zu melden :confused:rolleyes es kommt mir bald wie ein üblicher AmiSender vor :oo

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1 hour 31 min ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-28-2011-0921) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
Al Jazeera’s Jamal Elshayyal updates from Libya’s capital.

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5 hours 27 min ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-28-2011-0625) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
Al Jazeera’s Jamal Elshayyal updates from Libya’s capital – the last stand for control of the country as Gaddafi’s forces are slowly being edged out of power, in the leader’s absence.

Jamal speaks to the deputy prime minister of the country’s National Transitional Council, Ali Issawi, on how the organization plans to move forward and bringing a sense of normality to Tripoli.

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http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya

lunar
28.08.2011, 10:08
Die Welt in Bildern
......man kann schon froh sein wenn es nicht nur kriegerische Bilder der Welt gibt :rolleyes
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lunar
28.08.2011, 10:17
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Wikileaks Reveals Early Chinese Warning Of Domestic Asset Bubbles, Overcapacity, Bashing Of "Copy And Paste" Educational System (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/wikileaks-cable-reveals-chinese-warning-domestic-asset-bubbles-overcapacity-early-2010-bashing-)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/27/2011 - 20:16 [/url]

Wikileaks' threat to expose Bank of America came and went, and yet all it took for the bank to implode was reality, a little time, and an independent media. That said, Wikileaks has not yet been completely relegated to the compost heap of one time fads. In a blast submission of several thousand cables, Julian Assange tries to regain his one time star status. While we have to go through the bulk, one that caught our attention was a cable from the US delegation in Chengdu, China, where a counsel met with a local representative of the World Bank's International Finance Corporation, for some candid one on one. While the bulk of the exposition, which took place in December of 2009, is not surprising, there are some frank admissions about the emergence of a Chinese bubble, long before the topic was mainstream (and only fringe investors would consider it), observation that urban housing prices are "here to stay for the coming few years as they are an unavoidable, long-term aspect of the nationwide, structural shift in the population from rural area to urban centers", the realization that the solar industry is plagued by overcapacity and due for a restructuring (many "solar" longs would have been delighted to know this well in advance of the recent decimation in the Chinese solar stock space), but most notable is the Chinese admission that "China will remain a "poor country" for years to come, and can expect to emerge as a "respectable mid-level" country only in another 10-20 years" in order to grow its service sector from the current 30-40% of the economy to a US-comparable 75%, many structural shifts will have to take place. And while such shifts "are already happening to some extent in places like the Pearl River Delta", and "Chinese companies increasingly setting up factories overseas" the biggest impediment is China's "terrible educational system" which "promotes copying and pasting over creative and independent thought." Explaining further, "the normal process undertaken by students when writing as essentially collecting sentences from various sources without any original thinking. He compared the writing ability of a typical Chinese Phd as paling in comparison to his "unskilled" staff during his decade of work with the IFC in Africa." Well, if China's education system is worse than that of the US, we can probable stop worrying about the dollar relinquishing its reserve status. On the other hand, we would be the first to point out that China, which does not admit defeat, is probably in the early stages of the next bubble: that of importing teachers, educators, professors and generally Ivy League Ph.D.'s. Which is great: take as many as you want. The average tenured Ivy League (not to mention MIT and NYU) professor has already done enough damage to the US - it is only fair that they destroy China next.



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I went to Chengdu to train some Chinese engineers about 5 years ago. Driving around Chengdu, it was interesting to see the front of all the buildings finished with neon lights, but if you turned off the street, there were concrete skeletons. Nothing was finished out.

Oh, and the engineers know about what I learned in high school in the 70's. There is an optical design program that costs $7500 to buy. They expected to give me to give them a copy. I said I couldn't do that. The engineering manager said he would be fired for paying for software...if you can't steal it, you can't use it. To this day they may be using the demo version taking screen shots like they were then.

We tried to co-engineeer products to no avail. We essentially built a prototype, dropped it on their desk, and said "copy it", and they did...well.



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You are spot on. Many of the youths there are smart, well educated (barring 'professional' students) and ambitious. For those that want truth, it is due to their academia. Just as powerful, and even more corrupt than Ivy West. The young learn to adapt and survive within their SNAFU system. Resources per capita for the masses are limited. Given the freedom (if that ever happens), and opportunity, they would be amazing innovators, as I'm certain any people would be.

lunar
28.08.2011, 10:20
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Guest Post: Storm Pennants Are Flying In Stocks And The Dollar (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-storm-pennants-are-flying-stocks-and-dollar)

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The stock market is wearing a T-shirt that reads, "I broke a downtrend and all I got was this lousy pennant." Having just returned from nine glorious days camping in Washington State, I have no idea what "news" has effected the markets ("news" in quotes because the news is managed for its PR effect--the real news is what has been suppressed lest it undermine the Status Quo's carefully cultivated propaganda campaign), and so I have marked up the chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the U.S. dollar without the "benefit" of the news flow. What pops out is a big fat pennant in both charts. Pennants can be continuation patterns--mere way points in a continuing up or down trend--or they can indicate points of trend reversals. The key feature of a pennant is the compression of price into a narrowing channel, as the relative indecision of buyers and sellers alike causes price to fluctuate less and less.



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Roubini's problem is the same problem Wall Street has...they are ignoring the plight of main street. The Big R seems to want a big dose of stimulus …this repeatedly has shown to only keep banks alive..not main street. Debt has expanded at a 1:1 ratio (real GDP) until debt crossed over GDP. This clearly shows the Keys econ theory with high debt levels doesn't work.
Debt to Real GDP is now 110%

lunar
28.08.2011, 10:23
:winke .

lunar
28.08.2011, 21:59
50'000 Gefangene wie vom Erdboden verschluckt (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/50000-Gefangene-wie-vom-Erdboden-verschluckt/story/23454444)

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.....diese Massaker und dieses sinnlose Sterben :( einfach grauenhaft :gomad

lunar
28.08.2011, 22:03
Libya fighters surge towards Gaddafi hometown (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/2011828132830309850.html)
Rebels encounter fierce resistance as they push towards one of the last remaining strongholds of the old regime.
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2011 19:10 GMT

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Libyan fighters are advancing towards Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte, and have come under fire from forces still loyal to the embattled Libyan leader, Al Jazeera's correspondents reported. "The main military push right now is the push towards Sirte... Sirte is certainly the focus for now," Al Jazeera's James Bays said, reporting from the capital, Tripoli, on Sunday.

Sirte is considered the last remaining bastion of support for the man whose decades-long rule of Libya is effectively over, with the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) now widely recognised as the country's legitimate government.

The fighters have gained control of a number of key locations over the last days, including Bin Jawad, which they claimed late on Saturday.

Reporting from the city on Sunday, Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland said: "Bin Jawad is now under rebel control, but the rebels warn us that the town itself is still quite unsafe".

The frontline moved to the town of Nawfaliya, about 35km away from Bin Jawad, on Sunday, Rowland said.

"Rebels say they are now controlling [Nawfaliya] although there was talk earlier of some last remaining areas of resistance by Gaddafi loyalists. But Libyan fighters have by-and-large taken the town of Nawfaliya."

Rowland said the fighters were waiting for reinforcements to arrive in Nawfaliya, after which their next objective was to fight off Gaddafi loyalists in the Red Valley, about 120km east of Sirte.

Sirte 'will be liberated'........

lunar
28.08.2011, 22:09
Politik: 28. August 2011, 20:40

«Wir werden keinen libyschen Staatsangehörigen ausliefern» (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/wir_werden_keinen_libyschen_staatsangehoerigen_ausliefern_1.12200621.html)

Libysche Rebellen wollen Lockerbie-Attentäter nicht ausweisen

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:rolleyes




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lunar
28.08.2011, 22:11
Politik: 28. August 2011, 21:29

Muslimbruderschaft will Jordanien reformieren (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/muslimbruderschaft_will_jordanien_reformieren_1.12201294.html)

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(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/muslimbruderschaft_will_jordanien_reformieren_1.12201294.html)Die stärkste Oppositionskraft in Jordanien, die islamische Muslimbruderschaft, will die Macht von König Abdullah II. beschneiden. Ausserdem wollen die Muslimbrüder die Mitglieder des Oberhauses direkt vom Volk wählen lassen.

(sda/dpa) Der Ministerpräsident solle künftig nicht mehr vom König, sondern von der stärksten politischen Kraft im Parlament vorgeschlagen werden, forderte der Generalsekretär der Islamischen Aktionsfront (IAF), Hamseh Mansur, am Sonntag in Amman. Die IAF ist der politische Arm der Muslimbruderschaft.

Muslimbrüder fordern Reform der zweiten Kammer......

:rolleyes



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lunar
28.08.2011, 22:12
Bildstrecke: Ghadhafis Bunker (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/ghadhafis_bunker_1.12148151.html?independent=true)

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....da ihn das Volk so sehr liebte :rolleyes:mad:bad

lunar
28.08.2011, 22:13
IRENE LOSES STEAM (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/tropical-storm-irene-nyc-_n_939600.html)
Losing Strength, Hurricane Downgraded To Tropical Storm (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/unusually-quiet-new-york-_0_n_939454.html)
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15 Confirmed Dead.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/hurricane-irene-deaths_n_939421.html) 4.5 Million Without Power.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/tropical-storm-irene-nyc-_n_939600.htmll#liveblog) 9,000 Flights Cancelled.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/irene-flight-cancellations_n_939382.html) Stock Exchange Will Open Monday.. NYC Transit Has Long Road To Recovery.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/tropical-storm-irene-nyc-_n_939600.html#liveblog) National Grid 'Working Very Hard' To Restore Power.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/national-grid_n_939599.html)
PHOTOS, VIDEO.. FULL COVERAGE.. LIVE UPDATES (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/tropical-storm-irene-nyc-_n_939600.html#liveblog)




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lunar
28.08.2011, 22:20
370'000 Evakuierte müssen zu Fuss nach Hause (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/370000-Evakuierte-muessen-zu-Fuss-nach-Hause/story/12896883)

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21.13 Uhr (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/370000-Evakuierte-muessen-zu-Fuss-nach-Hause/story/12896883#) New York: Evakuierungszonen aufgehoben

New York hat nach Einschätzung von Bürgermeister Michael Bloomberg im Zusammenhang mit dem Wirbelsturm Irene «das Schlimmste überstanden». Es habe in begrenztem Umfang an verschiedenen Stellen der Stadt Überschwemmungen gegeben, und rund 62'000 Haushalte seien von der Stromversorgung abgeschnitten, sagte Bloomberg am Sonntag auf einer Pressekonferenz in New York wenige Stunden nach dem Durchzug des Sturms. «Bisher haben wir keine Toten oder Verletzten», sagte der Bürgermeister weiter. Die beispiellose Evakuierungsanordnung für 370'000 New Yorker vom Freitag werde am Sonntag um 15.00 Uhr Ortszeit (21.00 Uhr MESZ) aufgehoben; die Menschen könnten dann wieder in ihre Häuser zurückkehren. Hart werde es für die Millionen Menschen am Montagmorgen werden, die auf öffentliche Verkehrsmittel angewiesen sind, sagte Bloomberg.

Wann U-Bahn und Busse, die täglich in New York von rund fünf Millionen Menschen genutzt werden, wieder fahren, ließen die Behörden offen. Der Verantwortliche für den öffentlichen Nahverkehr, Jay Walder, sagte, erst müssten noch Sicherheitsüberprüfungen vorgenommen werden. Die drei seit Samstag geschlossenen Flughäfen von New York sollten nach Angaben der Behörden frühestens am Montagabend wieder öffnen. Mehrere tausend Flüge mussten gestrichen werden. (afp)

Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/370000-Evakuierte-muessen-zu-Fuss-nach-Hause/story/12896883)

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lunar
28.08.2011, 22:29
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September 23: The Beginning Of The End For Merkel... And The Eurozone? (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/september-23-beginning-end-merkel-and-eurozone)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/28/2011 - 15:08 [/url] Update: sure enough, [url="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8728628/Euro-bail-out-in-doubt-as-hysteria-sweeps-Germany.html"]here is Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/unemployment)with his own perspective on just this topic, which is oddly comparable to Zero Hedge's: "Mrs Merkel's aides say she is facing "war on every front". The next month will decide her future, Germany's destiny, and the fate of monetary union."

Every time we discuss the futility of the nth bailout of [Greece\PIIGS\Europe\the Euro] we make it all too clear (most recently here (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fatal-flaw-europes-second-bazooka-bailout-82-million-soon-be-very-angry-germans) and here (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/explaining-how-just-announced-ecb-market-rescue-pledged-133-german-gdp-cover-all-europes-bad-de)) that the trade off between Germany onboarding ever more peripheral financial risk in one after another all too brief attempt to prevent the implosion of European capital markets and its currency, is not only a relentless creep higher in German default risk (and lower in the German stock market, as August has so violently demonstrated (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/and-meantime-fax-flash-crashes)) but increasing political discontent, which after claiming countless political regimes across the world, has finally settled down on one that truly matters: that of German chancellor Angela Merkel. And as Reuters reports, Merkel's disappointing response to an ever escalating set of crises, both domestic and international, means that the beginning of her end (and by implication of the Eurozone, and of the Euro) may be as soon as September 23, when the vote over the expansion of the latest and greatest European bailout lynchpin, EFSF, will take place.



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....aber wie soll das Ganze denn überhaupt noch laufen :confused:rolleyes es ist doch an sämtlichen Fronten angeknackst :mad

lunar
28.08.2011, 22:35
...hier ist der original Artikel:

Euro bail-out in doubt as "hysteria" sweeps Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel no longer has enough coalition votes in the Bundestag to secure backing for Europe's revamped rescue machinery, threatening a consitutional crisis in Germany and a fresh eruption of the euro debt saga.....

full story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8728628/Euro-bail-out-in-doubt-as-hysteria-sweeps-Germany.html

....interessant sind die ziemlich unterschiedlichen comments der Amiseite und der Engländerseite :oo

lunar
29.08.2011, 09:19
EUCSU und FDP drohen mit hartem Kurs in Euro-Krise

Sonntag, 28.08.2011, 18:50

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Vier Wochen vor der Abstimmung über die Erweiterung des Euro-Rettungsschirms EFSF muss die schwarz-gelbe Koalition um eine eigene Mehrheit bangen.

Die CSU will der Bundesregierung keinen Blankoscheck für weitere Euro-Rettungsmaßnahmen erteilen. Die nationalen Parlamente müssten jeder Hilfsmaßnahme zur Rettung der Gemeinschaftswährung zustimmen, verlangt ein Positionspapier, über das das CSU-Präsidium am Montag beraten will.

Ein Parteisprecher bestätigte entsprechende ARD-Informationen. Er ergänzte aber, mit Parlament sei auch ein Ausschuss gemeint. Bundesfinanzminister Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) betonte, die Handlungsfähigkeit des reformierten Euro-Rettungsschirms EFSF dürfe nicht blockiert werden.

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) rechnet trotz der Debatten mit einer eigenen Mehrheit ihrer Regierungskoalition für die geplante Aufstockung des Euro-Rettungsschirms im Bundestag. Sie sagte der „Bild am Sonntag“: „Ich bin zuversichtlich, die Fraktionen von Union und FDP von der Notwendigkeit unseres Gesetzgebungsvorhabens zu überzeugen, um gemeinsam die Stabilität des Euro zu stärken.“ FDP-Fraktionschef Rainer Brüderle forderte im „Focus“, Schuldensünder härter zu bestrafen: „Wenn Länder die Regeln nicht einhalten, müssen ihnen die zugeteilten EU-Mittel gekürzt werden.“.....
ganzer Artikel: http://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/eu-csu-und-fdp-drohen-mit-hartem-kurs-in-euro-krise_aid_659855.html



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Euro-Krise

Autor: Florian Hassel| 26.08.2011
Slowakei – "Lasst Griechenland pleitegehen!"

Die Slowakei ist das einzige Euro-Land, das den Griechen bisher keine Kredite gibt. Parlamentspräsident Sulik will auch den Krisenfonds platzen lassen.

Europa blickt auf die Slowakei: das einzige Euro-Land, das Griechenland bisher keine Kredite gibt – und in der Euro-Krise (http://www.welt.de/themen/euro-krise) eine Schlüsselrolle spielen kann. Der von Europas Staats- und Regierungschefs beschlossenen Aufstockung des Krisenfonds EFSF müssen in vielen Euro-Ländern die Parlamente zustimmen. So auch in der Slowakei. Richard Sulik ist Parlamentspräsident, Chef der mitregierenden Partei „Freiheit und Solidarität“ – und will die Vollmachten mit aller Kraft verhindern.....

ganzer Artikel: http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article13567671/Slowakei-Lasst-Griechenland-pleitegehen.html

.....damit ich den Faden in der D-Politik nicht ganz verliere :oo noch eine Sprüngli-Schoggi :verbeug;)



Moin@all,

tja Frau Mörkel jetzt heißt es zahlen und fröhlich sein oder die Konsequenzen ziehen. Mal sehen, ob unsere Damen und Herren Abgeordneten ihr Hirn an der Parteitheke versoffen haben oder ihrem Verstand folgen. Man kann Risiken eingehen, wenn man diese quantifiziert und abgewogen hat - aber Risiken einzugehen, die einem den Kopf kosten können, so etwas machen nur Idioten. Im Gegensatz zu vielen in den Foren traue ich unseren Abgeordneten doch noch etwas zu. Sollte also die Zustimmung zum EFSF ausbleiben, bleibt Mörckelchen nur der Rücktritt. Schicksalstage für Deutschland. Wer hätte gedacht, dass ausgerechnet die Slowakei die richtigen Worte findet. Griechenland gehört in die Insolvenz geschickt! Bravo Herr Sulik!

Man sollte aber mit Luhmann klar erkennen, dass Systeme autopoietisch, also selbsterhaltend sind. Das heißt unsere Politiker können rumfuddeln wie sie wollen, das System stellt sich von alleine wieder auf. Weltuntergang kommt also nicht. Der Anpassungsprozess wird aber schmerzhaft, weil er zu lange herausgezögert wurde. Man kann nur hoffen, dass auch das korrupte Parteiensystem in die Insolvenz geschickt wird. Leider gibt es im Nachkriegseuropa nur eine Partei, die sich wegen Misswirtschaft auflösen musste. Es besteht also nur geringe Hoffnung auf Besserung.

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://showthread.php3?p=1406248#post1406248)

lunar
29.08.2011, 09:22
Franken schwächt sich ab (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Franken-schwaecht-sich-ab/story/18693626)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/8/6/18693626/20/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314602472 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Franken-schwaecht-sich-ab/story/18693626) Der Euro hat zu Wochenbeginn deutlich zugelegt und ist auf den höchsten Stand seit Anfang Juli gestiegen. Der Dollar notiert fast unverändert. Die asiatischen Börsen haben sich erholt. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Franken-schwaecht-sich-ab/story/18693626)

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lunar
29.08.2011, 09:37
http://english.aljazeera.net/mritems/imagecache/89/135/mritems/Images/2011/8/28/20118282131577734_20.jpg (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/2011828132644450754.html) http://english.aljazeera.net/Media/ver2/Images/1pximage.png (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/2011828132644450754.html) Fresh deaths in Syria crackdown (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/2011828132644450754.html)

Activists say government forces kill five protesters as Syria rejects Arab League statement demanding end to bloodshed.

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06:25 Uhr Willkürliche Hinrichtungen

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch erhob schwere Vorwürfe gegen die Sicherheitskräfte Ghadhafis. Es gebe Beweise für willkürliche Hinrichtung von Häftlingen, als die Rebellen in die Hauptstadt Tripolis einrückten, teilte die Organisation am Sonntag mit. Ghadhafi-Getreue hätten ausserdem selbst medizinisches Personal getötet.

Der Übergangsrat sucht nach mehr als 50'000 Häftlingen, die spurlos verschwunden sind. Diese Gefangenen würden möglicherweise in unterirdischen Bunkeranlagen festgehalten, sagte Sprecher Ben Ali. Nach der Einnahme von Tripolis hätten die Aufständischen auch in Spitälern verkohlte Leichen hunderter Gefangener gefunden. (sda)
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/LockerbieAttentaeter-ringt-in-Villa-mit-dem-Tod/story/11713575

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Dreißigjähriger Krieg

Sie raubten, plünderten und marterten (http://www.spiegel.de/spiegelgeschichte/0,1518,778431,00.html)

Die letzten Jahre des Dreißigjährigen Krieges waren die brutalsten. Wer nicht in grausamen Gefechten starb, verhungerte oder wurde von Seuchen niedergestreckt. Ein Schreckensbericht des Historikers Wolfgang Behringer. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/spiegelgeschichte/0,1518,778431,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42638) ]


....der Mensch hat sich nicht geändert :rolleyes:mad

Überfall auf eine Wagenkaravane: Mordende Landsknechte waren im Dreißigjährigen Krieg überall zu finden. Sie wurden mit Sold und der Möglichkeit auf Beutezüge zu gehen in die Dienste der Feldherren gelockt.

lunar
29.08.2011, 09:42
Im Koma in Tripolis

Lockerbie-Attentäter "ringt mit dem Tod" (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,783001,00.html)

Seit den Bürgerkriegswirren in Libyen fehlte jede Spur von ihm - nun hat CNN den Lockerbie-Attentäter Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi in einem Haus in Tripolis aufgespürt. Die TV-Bilder zeigen den Mann, der hinter dem Anschlag auf ein US-Flugzeug mit 270 Toten steckt, bewusstlos und am Tropf. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,783001,00.html) [ Video (http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1145984.html) | Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42660) ]

:rolleyes....andere hätten den Tropf nötiger :mad

lunar
29.08.2011, 09:45
Politik: 29. August 2011, 09:07

In Libyen kommen weitere Grausamkeiten ans Licht (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/in_libyen_kommen_weitere_grausamkeiten_ans_licht_1.12209655.html)

Verkohlte Leichen gefunden – Zehntausende Häftlinge spurlos verschwunden

http://www.nzz.ch/images/libyen_lead_1.12210411.1314602204.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/in_libyen_kommen_weitere_grausamkeiten_ans_licht_1.12209655.html)Am Wochenende sind weitere Grausamkeiten der Schlacht um Tripolis ans Licht gekommen. In einem Stadtteil sahen Fotoreporter ein Lagerhaus mit mehreren verkohlten Leichen. Anwohner berichteten, die Ghadhafi-Truppen hätten in dem Gebäude Zivilisten gefangen gehalten. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/in_libyen_kommen_weitere_grausamkeiten_ans_licht_1.12209655.html)

lunar
29.08.2011, 09:49
Politik: 29. August 2011

Schulen für Unerwünschte (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/schulen_fuer_unerwuenschte_1.12204031.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/china_schule_wanderarbeiter_wide_1.12206999.1314601649.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/schulen_fuer_unerwuenschte_1.12204031.html)

Peking schliesst Bildungsstätten für Kinder von Wanderarbeitern und schafft neue soziale Probleme

Unter dem Vorwand mangelnder Sicherheit und fehlender Einhaltung von Standards schliesst die Stadt Peking Schulen für Wanderarbeiter-Kinder. Das verschärft die sozialen Probleme der Binnenmigration. ...

:dumm :gomad


(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/schulen_fuer_unerwuenschte_1.12204031.html)

lunar
29.08.2011, 10:02
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/pictures/picture-5.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden)
Charting The Latest Iteration Of Moral Hazard (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/charting-latest-iteration-moral-hazard)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/28/2011 - 22:54 http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/Moral%20Hazard.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/Moral%20Hazard.jpg)Since this chart from the WSJ sums up petty much everything about the "efficient market hypothesis" or whatever it is those wacky Chicago PhD's call their multi-variable, self-similar, Lorenzian "strange attractor" equations that describe human irrationality to the dot, there is little need for commentary (those who wish to do so, can read more about it at "Fed Faces Old Foe as Hazard Returns (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904199404576536313853079064.html)")

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OT, but OH SO Worth it:

In the mean time, The New York Times (of all papers), comes out with a major piece by Grethchen Morgensen, saying "oh noes! The bailouts didn't help Main Street, and Paulson, Geithner & Bernanke have lied to the American People" -

- but wait for it; Morgensen says the Bernank WILL DO IT AGAIN, but that this may be a "tough sell" to the American People.

DUH.

The best part of this article is having a former Cleveland Federal Reserve Attorney spill the beans on the SHAM & SCAM & RACKETEERING OUTFIT THAT IS THE FEDERAL RESERVE (down with The Fed & ALL FIATSKI-FRACTIONAL RESERVE PONZIS).

Published: August 27, 2011

FOR the last three years we have been told repeatedly by government officials that funneling hundreds of billions of dollars to large and teetering banks (http://topics.nytimes.com/your-money/investments/brokerage-and-bank-accounts/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier) during the credit crisis was necessary to save the financial system, and beneficial to Main Street.

But this has been a hard sell to an increasingly skeptical public. As Henry M. Paulson Jr., the former Treasury secretary, told the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission back in May 2010, “I was never able to explain to the American people in a way in which they understood it why these rescues were for them and for their benefit, not for Wall Street.”

The American people were right to question Mr. Paulson’s pitch, as it turns out. And that became clearer than ever last week when Bloomberg News published fresh and disturbing details about the crisis-era bailouts.

Based on information generated by Freedom of Information Act requests and its longstanding lawsuit against the Federal Reserve board, Bloomberg reported that the Fed (http://bloom.bg/n591nn) had provided a stunning $1.2 trillion to large global financial institutions at the peak of its crisis lending in December 2008.

The Rescue That Missed Main Street (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/business/economy/the-feds-rescue-missed-main-street.html?hp)

lunar
29.08.2011, 12:53
SNB pumpt weiter Milliarden ins Bankensystem

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/news/235/6859_SNB%5FNationalbank%5FSchweiz.jpg (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/snb_pumpt_weiter_milliarden_ins_bankensystem-1071341-771)
29.08.11, 12:00
(http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/snb_pumpt_weiter_milliarden_ins_bankensystem-1071341-771)Der Schweizerischen Nationalbank (SNB) gelingt es zunehmend, wie angekündigt mehr Liquidität in das Bankensystem zu pumpen. (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/snb_pumpt_weiter_milliarden_ins_bankensystem-1071341-771)mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/snb_pumpt_weiter_milliarden_ins_bankensystem-1071341-771)

.....Mehr Giroguthaben als in der Finanzkrise

Die Giroguthaben der Banken stehen nun auf einem Niveau, das nicht einmal in der Finanzkrise erreicht wurde. Damals musste die SNB den Interbanken-Markt stabilisieren, da sich die Geldhäuser untereinander kein Geld mehr leihen wollten.

lunar
29.08.2011, 13:00
Sunday, August 28, 2011

FACES OF QE (http://kliguy38depression2news.blogspot.com/2011/08/faces-of-qe.html)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V6qIhFzBZ8A/Tlr66pq6LYI/AAAAAAAAAXM/M2OPIkgxZGk/s400/timor-leste.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V6qIhFzBZ8A/Tlr66pq6LYI/AAAAAAAAAXM/M2OPIkgxZGk/s1600/timor-leste.jpg)

Chances are that many of you never come into close contact with the impact of QE on the most vulnerable of not only our society but the global society that it impacts. Putting a picture up does not really do it justice. I could have selected more graphic examples to show you but then does it really matter? Smiling, bright faces with so much potential but their future hinges on something that we take for granted...nourishment. We have gorged ourselves on plentiful, relatively cheap food. Our current attempts to reflate a staggering debt they we have binged on is dragging down the poorest across the world. This will not end well for anyone. This is how REAL wars begin. Not faux wars like we have been creating in the name of patriotism. Sure...if you bought into the Cheney doctrine that we deserve to do anything the biggest bully on the block desires to do without regard to any laws....international or ortherwise then perhaps we can make a case for our continued interventions. Just one problem....we can't pay for it any longer. That's how empires end. That is how we are going to end. Its inevitable and there is nothing we can do to change that. Whether you can make a case that everything we did over the last 20 years or more with our foreign interventions to support our Multinational corporatocracy was justified or not just really doesn't matter. You only need to do your math. You say you don't understand. You say its the Unions. You say its Social Security. You say its a bloated Federal bureaucracy. Well perhaps there is a modicum of truth to elements of all of that. Certainly abuses took place in all of those. But the real expense that KILLED us. REALLY KILLED us was the false reality created that we were under constant Attack with fear driving the incredible budget the military industrial complex sucked from the future of this country. Eisenhower warned us of this. It was breathtaking that a president would end his tenure with that warning yet NO ONE paid a bit of attention to it. The banker owned media buried it file Z and labeled Ike a moron.

The 60s ushered in a "new beginning" and a dashing new President with Ike dissappearing into the country club set and hole 19s. Control of all information by the bankers was already well established and Ike's warning was a mere formality to deep six.

Soon we were immersed in a new "war"....Vietnam. WWII...Korea...all history. Something new happened with Vietnam. The public became disenchanted with these forays into resource rich developing nations that they knew little about. Especially when 56 thousand boys come home in body bags. The boyz in control needed to modify their plans. First up was to create their own Centurions. So the "All Volunteer" army was created. After all if you had a volunteer army you didn't have anyone crying about getting "drafted" against their will. Not everyone could avoid the draft like Cheney, Pearl, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Bush and others did. Of course you had to make sure there were outstanding candidates so amplifying patriotism and creating scholarship programs for military service provided an increasingly impressive pool of soldiers. As the middle class came under increasing economic pressure the military became even more impressive. Ouila....you had the Centurions that had been planned.

Alas just as in Rome all empires will come to an end and so will ours. Unfortunately so will the rest of us living here. At least in terms of our current level of oppulence. Will we create a new World war with our disruption of a fragile World population living off of dwindling resources. Will our fight to remain the bloated bully on the block create a conflagration of biblical proportions? I don't have any idea. I do know that trouble is ahead and you better be prepared.

We're traders here and we're going to use this forum to try and bring information forward that hopefully will make you money or help protect you. Keep stacking the physical gold and silver. Keep storing the food.

lunar
29.08.2011, 13:03
32zbWBgVRsY&feature

Fighters plan assault on Gaddafi hometown (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/201182973341535453.html)
Reinforcements awaited as Libyan fighters push towards Sirte amid dissent over NTC appointments.
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2011 08:10 GMT

(http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/)
Read More (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/201182973341535453.html)

lunar
29.08.2011, 16:50
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/pictures/picture-5.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden)
"Can't Let Any Low-Volume Meltup Go To Waste" (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/cant-let-any-low-volume-meltup-go-waste)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/29/2011 - 10:22

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/Volume%20ES.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/Volume%20ES.jpg)

Perhaps it is time to redefine the term "distribution." And somehow everyone has forgotten to bash High Frequency Trading on days when it is the primary bidder of a levitating stock market.

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Mon, 08/29/2011 - 10:34 | http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/all/modules/slashcomments/images/permalink.gif (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/cant-let-any-low-volume-meltup-go-waste#comment-1611593) new John Law Lives (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/john-law-lives)
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Pumping the market is the only way the machine knows how to create wealth these days. In the good old days in the USA, innovative people developed new products and services on a large scale and grew the economy organically. In the absence of that, the machine pumps the markets.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 10:35 | http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/all/modules/slashcomments/images/permalink.gif (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/cant-let-any-low-volume-meltup-go-waste#comment-1611603) new Caviar Emptor (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/caviar-emptor)
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No. A paper profit is not = to "money in pocket". Spreads, slippage, commissions and taxes make sure of that. HFT makes triply sure that the money flows one way. Guess which?

lunar
29.08.2011, 16:55
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Bank Of America Sells 13.1 Billion Shares In China Construction Bank, Raises Another $8.3 Billion "It Does Not Need" (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bank-america-sells-131-billion-shares-china-construction-bank-raises-another-83-billion-it-does)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/29/2011 - 09:48
Bank Of America continues to desperately raise firesale capital (which it most certainly does not need).



BANK OF AMERICA AGREES TO SELL 13.1B SHRS OF CHINA CONSTRUCTION
BANK OF AMERICA SEES SALE GENERATING $8.3B PROCEEDS
BANK OF AMERICA KEEPS 5% STAKE IN CCB
BOFA SEES CUTTING RISK-WEIGHTED ASSETS BY ABOUT $16.1B BASEL
BOFA SEES SALE GENERATING ABOUT $3.5B ADDED TIER 1 CAPITAL
BOFA SEES GAIN $3.3B ON SALE
In summary: That's $13.3 billion in new capital in the past week that BofA promises it does not need. At all. As for the buyers: the same sovereign wealth funds that just bailed out the Greek banking sector for a few more days.

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Buffett is tight with the White House. Obama is scheduled to announce a new program in September. Buffett bought BAC stock. Do the math! National refi program for all underwater homeowners? Who knows...big news coming though. The campaign gears are churning.

lunar
29.08.2011, 16:57
Franken fällt auf Sieben-Wochen-Tief gegen Euro

http://www.cash.ch/services/img/news/120/6811_Geld%5FFranken.jpg
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Daniel Hügli - Der Franken schwächt sich zum Wochenstart weiter ab. Verantwortlich dafür ist auch eine Schweizer Grossbank, die der SNB unter die Arme griff. mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/franken_faellt_auf_siebenwochentief_gegen_euro-1071299-771) :rolleyes

lunar
29.08.2011, 17:10
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Dallas Fed Latest Economic Contraction Confirmation; Survey Respondents' Gloom Soars (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/dallas-fed-latest-economic-contraction-confirmation-survey-respondents-gloom-soars)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/29/2011 - 10:52
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http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/Dallas%20Fed%20monthly.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/Dallas%20Fed%20monthly.jpg)The second economic disappointment of the day comes from the Dallas Fed, which dropped from -2.0 to -11.4 on expectations of -9.0- this was the 4th consecutive negative print month. The report was, in a word, horrible, with just 2 of the 15 constituent indices posting an increase, and the bulk solidly in the red, led by Unfilled and New Orders which dropped 16.8 and 11.2, respectively: not good for economic growth. On the employment side there was nothing good either, with both employment and hours worked declining by -6.7 and -10.1, respectively. The only components rising were materials Inventories (must.restock.always), and CapEx, up 10.7. The most critical Production index declined by 9.7, just barely positive at 1.1, and the second lowest in 2011, with a worse number before that printing all the way back in 2009. Yet the most descriptive are the responses from the survey respondents themselves: two words "peak gloom." And why not: the ISM will print in the mid 40s and the NFP could well be negative. Which of course will send stocks soaring even higher on QE3 being priced in for the 666th time.

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Wall Street wants QE3.
Wall Street deserves nooses.
What a FUBAR situation.

lunar
29.08.2011, 17:19
Grüne Energie

Deutschland schafft Ökostrom-Rekord (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,783173,00.html)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-254633-breitwandaufmacher-anfj.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,783173,00.html)


Die Bundesrepublik macht einen großen Schritt auf dem Weg zur Ökonation: Im ersten Halbjahr 2011 stammten mehr als 20 Prozent des gewonnenen Stroms aus grüner Energie - so viel wie nie. Laut einer Umfrage steht die Mehrheit der Bürger hinter der Energiewende. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,783173,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42705) ]

heute, 17:10 Uhr von saako: ... (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?postid=8604381) niemand wird so blöd sein das selber zu nutzen, der wird teuer verkauft ... mehr... (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?postid=8604381)

heute, 17:10 Uhr von soulbrother: . (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?postid=8604378)Vor 20 Jahren reine Utopie, jetzt Realität. mehr... (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?postid=8604378)

heute, 17:09 Uhr von freethefreedomofpress: bio =|= ethisch (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?postid=8604371)
5,6 % aus Biomasse Zitat SpOn "Power vom Bauer Sind Pflanzen die Energiequelle der Zukunft? Auf der Suche nach Ersatz für Öl, Erdgas und Kohle setzen Politik und Industrie auf Rohstoffe vom Acker. Biomasse kann Strom und [...] mehr... (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?postid=8604371)

heute, 17:06 Uhr von Hannovergenuss: ........ (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?postid=8604346)Das sind ja tolle Nachrichten:-) # zu 7,5 Prozent aus der Windkraft, Aber nur wenn der Wind weht und auf Kosten einer jetzt schon verspargelten Landschaft... # zu 5,6 Prozent aus Biomasse, Hurra! Wir verfeuern Mais der [...] mehr... (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?postid=8604346)

heute, 17:04 Uhr von Herzbubi: ich fände es gut (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?postid=8604330)Also das Windrad im eigenen Garten muss nicht sein aber in etwa 1Km Entfernung würde ich mich ständig freuen sicher versorgt zu sein. mehr... (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?postid=8604330)

....ich bevorzuge Sonnenenergie :oo

lunar
29.08.2011, 17:25
Auf der Spur der Ghadhafi-Kinder (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Auf-der-Spur-der-GhadhafiKinder-/story/12514985)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/2/5/12514985/19/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314631085 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Auf-der-Spur-der-GhadhafiKinder-/story/12514985) Tot, verhaftet, auf der Flucht und im Exil: Die neun Kinder des Oberst Ghadhafi haben im libyschen Krieg unterschiedliche Rollen gespielt....

....Die meisten von ihnen sammelten sich nach Beginn des Aufstands um ihren Vater und tauschten die zivilen Kleider gegen militärische Uniformen aus. Sechs der sieben Ghadhafi-Söhne nahmen oder nehmen im libyschen Krieg führende Positionen in der Armee ein – wobei nur einer von ihnen eine eigentliche militärische Ausbildung erhalten hat: Khamis, Ghadhafis jüngster Sohn, hatte in Tripolis eine Militärakademie besucht. Innerhalb der libyschen Armee baute er seine eigene Elitetruppe auf, die gefürchteten Khamis-Brigaden. Die Brigade wird für Massaker an gefangen genommenen Oppositionellen verantwortlich gemacht. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Auf-der-Spur-der-GhadhafiKinder-/story/12514985)

Von Olivier Bot, «Tribune de Genève», und Simon Schmid. Aktualisiert um 15:13 Uhr


:kotzElite :gomad

Hoka
29.08.2011, 18:23
Dreißigjähriger Krieg

Sie raubten, plünderten und marterten (http://www.spiegel.de/spiegelgeschichte/0,1518,778431,00.html)

Die letzten Jahre des Dreißigjährigen Krieges waren die brutalsten. Wer nicht in grausamen Gefechten starb, verhungerte oder wurde von Seuchen niedergestreckt. Ein Schreckensbericht des Historikers Wolfgang Behringer. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/spiegelgeschichte/0,1518,778431,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42638) ]



Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1406303#post1406303)
Mit etwas Hirn, Glück und gutem Willen ginge es auch anders. :rolleyes

Der Dreissigjährige Krieg

http://www.swissworld.org/de/geschichte/17_jahrhundert/der_dreissigjaehrige_krieg/


Probleme gabs aber auch hier:

Bauernaufstände

Auch während des Dreissigjährigen Kriegs kam es immer wieder zu Aufständen der Bauern, die gegen die hohen Steuern, die von den Stadtkantonen erhoben wurden, protestierten.

Schliesslich eskalierte der Konflikt, als die Behörden von Bern und Luzern im Februar 1653 eine Geldabwertung durchführten. Der Unmut der Berner und Luzerner Bauern griff auch auf die Kantone Solothurn und Basel über. Der Bauernaufstand wurde jedoch bald niedergeschlagen: bereits im Juni hatten die Behörden die Kontrolle über die Kantone wieder übernommen.




http://www.swissworld.org/de/geschichte/17_jahrhundert/bauernaufstaende/?type=

lunar
29.08.2011, 18:34
MANIC MONDAY (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/tropical-storm-irene-flood-_n_939865.html#liveblog)
Millions Still Without Power.. Storm Deals Heavy Blow To Some Inland Areas (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/tropical-storm-irene-flood-_n_939865.html#liveblog)

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Vermont Sees Worst Flooding In A Century.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/tropical-storm-irene-flood-_n_939865.html#liveblog)
More Deaths: Toll At Least 26.. WATCH: Covered Bridge Swept Away.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/tropical-storm-irene-flood-_n_939865.html#liveblog)
Power Restored To 50,000.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/tropical-storm-irene-flood-_n_939865.html#liveblog) NYC's Morning Commute Runs Smoothly.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/tropical-storm-irene-flood-_n_939865.html#liveblog%60)
New York's Catastrophe That Wasn't.. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/hurricane-irene-new-york_n_939759.html?1314574676#s341992) PHOTOS, VIDEO.. LIVE UPDATES (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/tropical-storm-irene-flood-_n_939865.html)




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lunar
29.08.2011, 18:37
Mit etwas Hirn, Glück und gutem Willen ginge es auch anders. :rolleyes

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://www.stock-channel.net/stock-board/showthread.php3?p=1406439#post1406439)
...Du sagst es :verbeug

lunar
29.08.2011, 18:40
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/pictures/picture-5.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden)
NYSE Short Interest Soars By Most Since March 2009 S&P Lows, Highest Shorting Since June 2010 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/nyse-short-interest-soars-most-march-2009-sp-lows-most-shorting-june-2010)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/29/2011 - 12:34

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/NYSE%20Short%20Interest%20Augst%2015.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/08/NYSE%20Short%20Interest%20Augst%2015.jpg)For anyone wondering why the biggest drivers of intraday moves in the stock market are furious short covering squeezes which have led the S&P to have daily fluctuations that make a mockery of the Fed's prerogative for "price stability", here is your answer. On August 15, short interest in the NYSE soared by over 1 billion shares compared to the end of July: this is the highest gross short interest since June 15, 2010, and the biggest increase biweekly increase in NYSE short interest since the S&P's plunge to 666 in March of 2009. If the central planners pull something out of their sleeve, and the short interest plunges to recent averages in the mid 13 billion share level, expect some even more furious short covering sprees to send the S&P much higher on an intraday basis.

Comments: 5 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/nyse-short-interest-soars-most-march-2009-sp-lows-most-shorting-june-2010#comments)
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lunar
29.08.2011, 18:45
Michele Bachmann: Hurricane & Earthquake Are Messages From God (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/michele-bachmann-hurricane-irene_n_940209.html)

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/339459/thumbs/s-MICHELE-BACHMANN-OIL-DRILLING-large300.jpg :dumm (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/michele-bachmann-hurricane-irene_n_940209.html)



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http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/1340336.png?20101206174923 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/fjgkc?action=comments) fjgkc (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/fjgkc?action=comments)
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0 minute ago (12:40 PM)
How does a delusional person like that make it on the political stage ? Embarrassi*ng on one hand, dangerous on the other.


http://graph.facebook.com/1471650319/picture?type=square (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Rosie_Starr?action=comments) HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Rosie Starr (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Rosie_Starr?action=comments)
26 Fans (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Rosie_Starr)
0 minute ago (12:40 PM)
I think God is telling her not to run... or to close her yap hole. for God's sake, Michelle, resign now before we have more destructio*n.

lunar
29.08.2011, 18:54
News-Ticker

Über den Wolken mochte es Ghadhafi luxuriös (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/ber-den-Wolken-mochte-es-Ghadhafi-luxurioes/story/11713575)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/1/7/11713575/90/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314636163 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/ber-den-Wolken-mochte-es-Ghadhafi-luxurioes/story/11713575) Mit dem Abtauchen von Muammar al-Ghadhafi werden immer mehr Details über sein Privatleben bekannt. Die neueste Entdeckung: Ein luxuriöser Privatjet des Despoten. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/ber-den-Wolken-mochte-es-Ghadhafi-luxurioes/story/11713575)

Aktualisiert um 17:00 Uhr 59 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/ber-den-Wolken-mochte-es-Ghadhafi-luxurioes/story/11713575#kommentar)





....viele Fotos der letzten Zeit

lunar
29.08.2011, 19:07
Qatar fund to invest in Greece bank merger
http://www.kippreport.com/image.php/200-qatar-money.jpg?width=200&image=http://www.kippreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/200-qatar-money.jpg
August 28, 2011

Qatar Investment Authority is expected to be involved in the new entity that will come out from the merger between Greece's Eurobank and Alpha Bank.

The merger will have assets worth “150 billion Euros ($214 billion), 8 million clients, 80 billion euros of deposits,” a banking source involved in the deal, according to a Reuters article.

“The Qatar fund will participate in the new entity through a rights issue,” said the official, who declined to be named. “Qatar will be one of the major shareholders in the new entity.”

Earlier on Saturday, banking sources said the two lenders were close to a deal and would announce it on Monday.......

full story: http://www.kippreport.com/2011/08/qatar-fund-to-invest-in-greece-bank-merger/

Video von Deutsche Welle:
http://mediacenter.dw-world.de/german/video/#!/237155/Bankenfusion_in_Griechenland

lunar
29.08.2011, 19:16
Z D F Libyen - Nachrichten :gomad

http://www.heute.de/ZDFheute/inhalt/20/0,3672,20,00.html?dr=1

lunar
29.08.2011, 19:29
....na ja - auch das ist schon fast scary :eek:rolleyes;) sie ist schon eine Verrückte :schwitz:D

MTV Video Music Awards 2011 (http://www.gagafan.net/?p=12958)

by Alex (http://www.gagafan.net/?author=7) on Aug 29, 2011
Written by:Alex (http://www.gagafan.net/?author=7) On: Aug 29, 2011 at 4:25 pm

(http://www.gagafan.net/?p=12958#comments)
http://www.gagafan.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/sdfsdf1.png (http://www.gagafan.net/?attachment_id=12974)

Lady Gaga eröffnete die Show und überraschte, wenig überraschend, mit ihrer Erscheinung. Diesmal allerdings nicht im Fleischkostüm: Mit angeklebten Koteletten, Bierflasche und qualmender Zigarette mimte die 25-Jährige, die eigentlich Stefani Germanotta heißt, einen derben Italoamerikaner namens Jo Calderone.

http://www.gagafan.net/?p=12958

lunar
29.08.2011, 20:59
Politik: 29. August 2011, 20:17

Mitglieder des Ghadhafi-Clans in Algerien (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/libyen_gaddafi_clan_familie_frau_tochter_algerien_1.12224915.html)

Aufenthaltsort des Machthabers jedoch nach wie vor unbekannt

http://www.nzz.ch/images/ghadhafi_ende_lead_1.12015513.1314019003.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/libyen_gaddafi_clan_familie_frau_tochter_algerien_1.12224915.html)Ghadhafis Frau, zwei Söhne und eine Tochter haben Libyen verlassen und sind in Algerien eingetroffen. Dies hiess es gemäss Medienberichten aus dem algerischen Aussenministerium. Weiterhin unklar ist der Aufenthaltsort von Ghadhafi selbst.

(dpa/ddp) Die Familie des untergetauchten libyschen Diktators Muammar al-Ghadhafi ist nach Angaben des algerischen Aussenministeriums nach Algerien geflüchtet. Seine Frau Safija, die Söhne Hannibal und Mohammed sowie die Tochter Aisha seien am Montag in Algerien eingetroffen. Uno-Generalsekretär Ban Ki Moon und die libysche Übergangsregierung seien davon unterrichtet worden, berichtete die algerische Nachrichtenagentur APS unter Berufung auf das Ministerium.

Keine gesicherten Erkenntnisse

Über den Aufenthaltsort Ghadhafi gibt es weiterhin keine gesicherten Erkenntnisse. Er soll noch in Libyen sein.

Nach einem Bericht der italienischen Nachrichtenagentur Ansa ist der flüchtige Diktator in Bani Walid 100 Kilometer südöstlich von Tripolis untergetaucht. Die Agentur meldete dies unter Berufung auf «diplomatische libysche Quellen»......



(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/libyen_gaddafi_clan_familie_frau_tochter_algerien_1.12224915.html)

lunar
29.08.2011, 21:36
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/pictures/picture-5.jpg (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden)
Did Bernanke Pre-announce QE3 And More "Hope" Last Friday As Stocks Believe? Here Is Rosenberg's Take (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/did-bernanke-pre-announce-qe3-and-more-hope-last-friday-stocks-believe-here-rosenbergs-take)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/29/2011 - 14:23

With today's market session merely a continuation of what happened on Friday, here is David Rosenberg's explanation of the market move seen following the initial dip on Friday, followed by the latest surge in stocks. Rosie's summary on what has been driving stocks higher over the past 48 trading hours? Simple - " the markets were responding to something and they were. It's called hope, and Ben gave them some." If indeed stocks are correct about QE3, look for Brent, WTI, Gold, and everything else to resume the upward climb, completely ignoring anything and everything that the CME decides to do with "speculative" margins levels.

Comments: 59 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/did-bernanke-pre-announce-qe3-and-more-hope-last-friday-stocks-believe-here-rosenbergs-take#comments)
Reads: 5,407

lunar
29.08.2011, 21:42
Stärke des australischen Dollars zerstört heimischen Produktionssektor (http://www.wirtschaftsfacts.de/?p=13189)

August 29, 2011


Die enorme Stärke des australischen Dollars erweist sich für das Land immer mehr als Killer des produzierenden Gewerbes. In der vergangenen Woche enthüllte Blue Scope Steel, größter Stahlproduzent Australiens, einen Plan, der vorsieht, die Hälfte aller im Inland unterhaltenen Produktionskapazitäten zu schließen. Auch die Exportaktivitäten sollen drastisch reduziert und darüber hinaus 1.000 Arbeitsstellen gestrichen werden. Unzählige andere Exportfirmen leiden unter denselben Problemen. Einzig der boomende Minensektor kann sich der schwierigen Lage derzeit noch erwehren.
Weiterlesen» (http://www.wirtschaftsfacts.de/?p=13189#more-13189)

Topics: Australien (http://www.wirtschaftsfacts.de/?cat=11), Märkte (http://www.wirtschaftsfacts.de/?cat=7) | Kommentare deaktiviert

.....letztlich ist es der schwache Ami$ der alles vermiest :gomad

lunar
29.08.2011, 22:11
mqbjd2Z0pek

....jetzt freuen sich wenigstens ein paar Kinder :)

lunar
30.08.2011, 07:20
http://english.aljazeera.net/mritems/imagecache/318/480/mritems/Images/2011/8/29/2011829183558383580_20.jpg (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/2011829171617807937.html)
:kotzGaddafi family members flee to Algeria (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/2011829171617807937.html)

Toppled Libyan leader's wife, his daughter and two of his sons in Algiers, as NTC says it will seek their extradition.
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2011 21:38 GMT

(http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/)
Read More (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/2011829171617807937.html)

lunar
30.08.2011, 07:25
Libya Live Blog

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/blogpostFeaturedImage/538936-01-02.jpg
Libyan fighters perform a prayer on the last day of the fasting month of Ramadan [AFP]
AJE Live Stream (http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/) - Special Coverage: Libya Uprising (http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/libya/) - Tweeting revolutions (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/node/37141/live/africa/middle-east/2011/03/06/tweeting-revolutions)


10 min 38 sec ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-30-2011-0808) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
Libyan troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi forced civilians to act as human shields, perching children on tanks to deter NATO attacks, human rights investigators said. It was part of a pattern of rapes, slayings, "disappearances" and other war crimes that they said they found.

Physicians for Human Rights was able to get a team of interviewers into the embattled city of Misrata from June 5-12, just after Libyan rebel forces expelled Gadhafi's loyalists.

Interviewing dozens of survivors of the two-month siege, the Boston-based PHR found widespread evidence of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including summary slayings, hostage-taking, rapes, beatings, and use of mosques, schools and marketplaces as weapons depots. - Associated Press

1 hour 37 min ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-30-2011-0641) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
Mahmoud Shammam, Information Minister in Libyan rebel government:

"I cannot confirm it, but I can comment that, especially for Hannibal, if he fled to Algiers and the Algerian authorities allowed him to do that, we'll consider this as an agressive act against the Libyan people's wish. We're going to use all the means to get him back and try him, put him in a court and try him. This is our aim. We would give everybody of the Gaddafi family a fair trial and we can guarantee that. Other than that, we don't encourage other countries to harbour them, to harbour him [Muammar Gaddafi] or his family and we'll consider any act of that as an agresssion act against the wish of the Libyan people."

- Associated Press


Egt_mgSzzrA&feature

..........

6 hours 12 min ago (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya-aug-30-2011-0306) - Libya (http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya)
Libyan children clean their residential area in Tripoli August 29, 2011. [Reuters]

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/BlogsMainImage/2011-08-29T193435Z_1704658848_GM1E78U09TL01_RTRMADP_3_LIBYA.JPG

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya

lunar
30.08.2011, 07:27
...for the record :(

In Ghadhafis zerbombter Geheimdienstzentrale (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/In-Ghadhafis-zerbombter-Geheimdienstzentrale/story/25303603)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/5/3/25303603/12/teaserbreit.jpg?1314681887 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/In-Ghadhafis-zerbombter-Geheimdienstzentrale/story/25303603) Hier wurde gefoltert und gemordet: In Itikhbarat hauste mit dem Geheimdienst die gefürchtetste Behörde des gestürzten Diktators. Unser Reporter in Tripolis hat sich in den Trümmern umgeschaut – und dabei einen Insider getroffen. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/In-Ghadhafis-zerbombter-Geheimdienstzentrale/story/25303603)

Interview: Lemine Ould M. Salem, Tripolis. Aktualisiert am 29.08.2011


Die Qualen von Ghadhafis Amazonen (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Die-Qualen-von-Ghadhafis-Amazonen/story/19990525)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/9/9/19990525/8/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314681887 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Die-Qualen-von-Ghadhafis-Amazonen/story/19990525) Sie begleiteten Muammar al-Ghadhafi stets zu seinen öffentlichen Auftritten: Seine weibliche Leibgarde. Fünf von ihnen erzählen nun über ihre Zeit mit dem Despoten. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Die-Qualen-von-Ghadhafis-Amazonen/story/19990525)

Aktualisiert am 29.08.2011 5 Kommentare (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Die-Qualen-von-Ghadhafis-Amazonen/story/19990525#kommentar)

lunar
30.08.2011, 07:33
Rebellen fodern Auslieferung des Ghadhafi-Clans (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Rebellen-fodern-Auslieferung-des-GhadhafiClans/story/25203621)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/5/2/25203621/23/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314681887 :bad (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Rebellen-fodern-Auslieferung-des-GhadhafiClans/story/25203621) Die Ehefrau des liybischen Machthabers hat sich nach Algerien abgesetzt. Mit ihr haben auch drei Kinder Ghadhafis Libyen verlassen. Die Rebellen kritisieren Algerien scharf – und verlangen die Ghadhafis zurück. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Rebellen-fodern-Auslieferung-des-GhadhafiClans/story/25203621)

Aktualisiert um 06:21 Uhr Update folgt...

lunar
30.08.2011, 07:34
29. August: In der grössten Raffinerie des staatlichen chinesischen Ölkonzerns Petro China in der Hafenstadt Dalian ist am Montag ein Feuer ausgebrochen. Angaben zu Opfern gab es zunächst nicht. Die zweitgrösste Ölfirma der Welt kämpft derzeit auch mit einer riesigen Ölpest in der Bucht von Bohai. (Bild: Reuters)

http://www.nzz.ch/

lunar
30.08.2011, 07:42
http://www.spiegel.de/static/sys/v9/bg/bg_merianheader.gif (http://www.merian.de/#ref=ressortblock)http://www.spiegel.de/static/sys/v9/icons/ic_morestories.gif (http://http://www.spiegel.de/static/sys/v9/icons/ic_morestories.gif)

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-253394-thumbsmall-xjtl.jpg (http://www.merian.de/reiseziele/artikel/a-782646.html)
Afrika: Die besten Fotos unserer Leser (http://www.merian.de/reiseziele/artikel/a-782646.html) :supi

Wir baten Sie, uns Ihre schönsten Fotos von Afrika zu schicken - viele Leser sind dem Aufruf gefolgt. Die 40 besten Impressionen von einsamen Wüsten, Nomadenvölkern, Bergdörfern bis hin zu balgenden Giraffen und Geisterhäusern stellen wir Ihnen nun vor. mehr... (http://www.merian.de/reiseziele/artikel/a-782646.html)

Gerrit Gerdes hielt in Angola ein gewagtes Fortbewegungsmittel fotografisch fest. Bergab, so schreibt Gerdes, wird der Transport auf diesem Zweirad zum Abenteuer.

Joern Seitz fotografierte in der Lagune von Lagos in Nigeria Holzkähne mit Sandtauchern. Der Sand wird aus der 2 bis 3 Meter tiefen Lagune mit Schüsseln geborgen, weiter verkauft und für den Bau von Häusern verwendet.

http://www.merian.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-72114-24.html

lunar
30.08.2011, 07:56
WikiLeaks Accidentally Released Thousands Of Dangerous Cables (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/wikileaks-leak_n_941204.html)

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/340132/thumbs/s-WIKILEAKS-LEAK-large300.jpg (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/wikileaks-leak_n_941204.html)


08/29/2011

Leak at WikiLeaks

Accidental Release of US Cables Endangers Sources

(http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/bild-783084-254401.html)Supporters of Julian Assange's WikiLeaks organization accidentally released unredacted US diplomatic cables onto the Internet.




A WikiLeaks file containing the original leaked US State Department cables has inadvertently been released onto the Internet. The documents have not been edited to protect sources, meaning that the lives of informants could be at risk.

http://www.spiegel.de/static/sys/v9/icons/i-button.jpg (http://www.spiegel.de/artikel/a-749184.html)

The ongoing conflict (http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,781581,00.html) between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his former German spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg has led to the accidental release of confidential data that was in WikiLeaks' possession. Since the beginning of the year, an encrypted file has been circulating on the Internet containing the collection of around 251,000 US State Department documents that WikiLeaks obtained in spring 2010 and made public in November 2010......

full story: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,783084,00.html

:rolleyes ....das wird den Amis nicht schmecken :schwitz

lunar
30.08.2011, 08:01
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The Advent Of Beijing Lebensraum: Chinese Tycoon Plans To Buy 0.3% Of Iceland (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/advent-beijing-lebensraum-chinese-tycoon-plans-buy-03-iceland)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/29/2011 - 17:00 China (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/139) ETC (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/security-name/etc) Greece (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/greece) Iceland (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/8385) Ireland (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/9119) Portugal (http://www.zerohedge.com/taxonomy/term/8729) Real estate (http://www.zerohedge.com/category/tags/real-estate) Over the past decade China has been stuck in an inventory stockpiling and mercantilist process tolling mode, even as it has been posturing about expanding its middle class. Well, the Chinese empire may be finally hinting at what the "next steps" may be. FT reports that Chinese real estate tycoon and former Chinese Central Propaganda Department official Huang Nubo, has struck a deal to acquire 300 square kilometers of "wilderness in north-east Iceland where he plans to build an eco-tourism resort and golf course." That, at least, is the party line. Nobody however is buying it: "Opponents have questioned why such a large amount of land – equal to about 0.3 per cent of Iceland’s total area – is needed to build a hotel. They warned that the project could provide cover for China’s geopolitical interests in the Atlantic island nation and Nato member." And after securing a landing area equidistant from Europe and the US, China will next proceed to purchase bits and pieces of Greece, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, etc. After all, the nouveau-IMF piper ultimately always demands his price for keeping the western world ponzi alive and running for a few more months.

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Why fight a war to gain a military toe-hold in the western hemisphere, when you can simply buy one at a substantial discount?

lunar
30.08.2011, 08:32
A Few Indicative Charts - Slouching Into November (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/few-indicative-charts.html)

"It's not a monster movie. It's a supernatural thriller."
Ed Wood
Stocks need to climb out of a hole, and in order to do this they need to get the allocations from Treasuries. Watch Treasuries and VIX to see how 'real' these light volume rallies in stocks are.

Gold and Silver are rolling with the volatility.

Keep an eye on all the 50 and 200 DMAs and see which one is on top, and where they are going.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0s_Odjf_Ur0/Tlw-wIotfhI/AAAAAAAARu0/mChppAFelZw/s640/dow.png (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0s_Odjf_Ur0/Tlw-wIotfhI/AAAAAAAARu0/mChppAFelZw/s1600/dow.png)

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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ctUh_Dzw7gQ/Tlw-ztFe_kI/AAAAAAAARvA/I3Vf6KwuaDE/s640/vix.png (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ctUh_Dzw7gQ/Tlw-ztFe_kI/AAAAAAAARvA/I3Vf6KwuaDE/s1600/vix.png)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MIPNWo-i3V4/Tlw-03v5jYI/AAAAAAAARvE/avShYt7a4L0/s640/ust.png (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MIPNWo-i3V4/Tlw-03v5jYI/AAAAAAAARvE/avShYt7a4L0/s1600/ust.png)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dFdxYSpOICA/Tlw-1nec5cI/AAAAAAAARvI/mLJT_T5fq80/s640/gold.png (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dFdxYSpOICA/Tlw-1nec5cI/AAAAAAAARvI/mLJT_T5fq80/s1600/gold.png)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CBM-cb_unoM/Tlw-3YP9xUI/AAAAAAAARvM/Jbd4DqwZ9PQ/s640/silver.png (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CBM-cb_unoM/Tlw-3YP9xUI/AAAAAAAARvM/Jbd4DqwZ9PQ/s1600/silver.png)




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Posted by Jesse at 9:38 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/few-indicative-charts.html)

lunar
30.08.2011, 08:44
Zwei Millionen für zwei Zimmer (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Zwei-Millionen-fuer-zwei-Zimmer/story/16670264)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/6/6/16670264/13/teaserbreit.jpg?1314686260 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Zwei-Millionen-fuer-zwei-Zimmer/story/16670264) In Schweizer Städten wie Zürich und Genf wird vor einer «Monacoisierung» gewarnt: der Entwicklung zur Luxusdestination mit niedrigem Steuersatz und horrenden Mieten, wo reiche Zuzüger die Einheimischen verdrängen......

......Zürcher Horrorvisionen

Wenn man in Zürich vor den Gefahren einer «Monacoisierung» warnt, dann meint man dieses Bild, diese Exzesse einer Luxusdestination mit günstigem Steuersatz, wie sie auch Zürich drohen. Oder wie sie Zürich schon kennt. Inklusive Schosshündchen auf dem Beifahrersitz protziger Karossen. «Alpen-Monaco!», hört man allenthalben und das Ausrufezeichen steht wie ein Warnfinger in der Luft. «Luxusmigranten!» So nennt man Zuwanderer mit hohem Einkommen oder grossem Vermögen. Sie kommen nicht über Lampedusa. Sie landen in Kloten, angelockt vom Standort, von Pauschalsteuern, von Chancen. Und sie zahlen «Fantasiepreise» für ihre Wohnungen. Preise, die sich die Zürcher, die Normalverdiener unter ihnen, nicht leisten können. Die sie aus den netten Quartieren der Stadt verdrängen. Und auch von den Küsten des Sees. «Ghettoisierung!», wird im Zürcher Seefeld beklagt. Und Corine Mauch schreibt in ihrem Blog: «Wir wollen keine Monacoisierung unserer Stadt.» (...ausgerechnet die :rolleyes)......

......Und natürlich kann man diesen Wandel auch an der Bevölkerungsstatistik ablesen: 7870 sogenannte «Nationaux», Ur-Monegassen also, stehen 35 881 «Résidents», Zuwanderern aus 119 Ländern, gegenüber. Erstaunt ist man deshalb, weil die Analogie gleich mehrfach hinkt. Bereits in elementarster Weise. Monaco ist so klein, 202 Hektaren, dass es fast zweimal in den New Yorker Central Park passen würde :eek......

Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Zwei-Millionen-fuer-zwei-Zimmer/story/16670264)

Von Oliver Meiler, Monaco. Aktualisiert vor 1 Minute


.....interessant wie Monaco das handhabt :cool

lunar
30.08.2011, 09:05
Moin !

Unglaublich............

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/kurioses-von-der-us-immobilienblase-rache-eines-gepfaendeten-1.1136094

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://showthread.php3?p=1406526#post1406526)
XXdZ94rctTA

:supi :cool :bang ich habe eine gute Bekannte in Naples - muss ich mal etwas näher nachfragen ;):D

lunar
30.08.2011, 10:39
....und die Handtasche nie um den Stuhl hängen der in der Nähe einer Pflanzenumrandung steht - flinke Hände greifen durch ;):rolleyes:oo


Ein Barcelona-Führer, der alle Tricks der Strassendiebe kennt

Ein Taschendieb-Guide gibt zu reden. Er weiss sehr genau, wo und wie Barcelona unwirtlich sein kann – und bedient sich dabei kontroverser ethnischer Kategorien.

Von Oliver Meiler, Barcelona

Manchmal sollte man sich hüten, wenn einem auf der Rambla ein Ball entgegenrollt – so verlockend ein Ball in der amtierenden Welthauptstadt des Fussballs ja sein kann, so sehr er auch das schlummernde Talent im Mann kitzelt. Das Zuspiel könnte nämlich von einem halben «Ronaldinho» kommen, dem der Kopf nicht nach einem netten Spielchen steht, sondern nach der Brieftasche im Rucksack des Touristen. «Ronaldinho» ist auch nicht Brasilianer, sondern meistens Maghrebiner, und er hat Mitspieler, die den präzis inszenierten Spass vor Publikum für einen mittleren Hold-up nutzen.

So steht es in «Manguilandia», dem Taschendieb-Guide für Barcelona, Quartier um Quartier, der von Reisebegleitern erstellt wurde, in sozialen Netzwerken und Reiseblogs im Internet zirkuliert und mittlerweile offenbar auch von der Polizei genutzt wird.

Die linke Stadtzeitung «El Periódico» hat diesen etwas anderen Stadtführer gestern zu ihrer Hauptgeschichte gemacht und damit für einige Aufregung gesorgt. Nicht, dass das Phänomen neu wäre: Die Pickpockets von Barcelona gehören zu den dreisteren in Europa und trübten den Ruf der katalanischen Metropole immer schon.

«Moros» und «Moritos»

Nein, die Polemik ist entbrannt, weil die Zeitung auch die ethnischen Stigmatisierungen dieses informellen Informationsbulletins publizierte und sich nur halbherzig von der fragwürdigen Sprache distanzierte.

So werden die vermeintlichen Fussballer auf der Rambla als «Moros Ronaldinhos» beschrieben – als Mauren also. Von den «Bosnierinnen bei der Sagrada Família», Gaudis unvollendeter Kathedrale, heisst es, sie hätten «ihre Ästhetik verbessert», um weniger aufzufallen. Am Flughafen sollen Banden von «Moros» und «Moritos» (für Südamerikaner) operieren.

Als «sehr aggressiv» gelten sodann die «Rumänen» an der Metrostation Paseo de Gracia, eine alte Bande, die zwar immer wieder mal ausgehoben wird, aber immer bald wiederkehrt. Sie arbeiten in Gruppen, stiften Gedränge an den Zugtüren oder betätigen den Notfallknopf, der die Rolltreppen stoppt, um dann vom Chaos zu profitieren.

Das geht ganz schnell. Oft merken die Passanten nichts. Hüten soll man sich auch im alten Quartier Raval – zumal als Mann. Da kann es offenbar schon mal vorkommen, dass einem eine vermeintliche Prostituierte scheinbar spielerisch-provokativ in den Schritt greift, während eine zweite den delikaten Moment zum diebischen Griff in den Hosensack nutzt.

«Raffinierte» Spanier

Nur einmal tauchen auch «Spanier» auf in diesem Stadtrundgang der Kleinkriminalität – in der Kategorie der «raffinierten Banden» in Krawatte nämlich, die sich in Hotellobbys als Gäste ausgeben und fremde Koffer wegtragen.

«El Periódico» sorgt sich nun in einem Kommentar um die «touristische Wettbewerbsfähigkeit» von Barcelona, belastet vom Verruf: «Wenn man schon so genau weiss, wer wo was verbricht, und sich dennoch nichts bessert», klagt die Zeitung, «haben doch die Polizei und die Justiz versagt.» Das ist ein gutes Argument.

Ach, übrigens: Es gibt offenbar auch Taschendiebe, die sich als Polizisten ausgeben, ja sie sollen gar die Bande sein, die am schnellsten wächst.
http://epaper3.tagesanzeiger.ch/ee/taz/ges/2011/08/30/014/

Im Gedränge auf der Rambla haben Diebe ein leichtes Spiel. Foto: PD

lunar
30.08.2011, 13:47
Politik: 30. August 2011, 11:40

Die Nato nimmt die Ghadhafi-Hochburgen ins Visier (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/nato-flugzeuge_gaddafi-hochburgen_1.12235720.html)

Bericht über weitere Kriegsgräuel in Libyen – Kinder als «menschliche Schutzschilde»

http://www.nzz.ch/images/sirte_libyen_lead_1.12235686.1314695513.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/nato-flugzeuge_gaddafi-hochburgen_1.12235720.html)Die Nato in Libyen konzentriert ihre Angriffe auf die Hochburgen Ghadhafis. Zudem wurde ein Bericht bekannt, nachdem Ghadhafi-Truppen Kinder als «menschliche Schutzschilde» gegen Bombardements eingesetzt haben. ...

:gomad


(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/nato-flugzeuge_gaddafi-hochburgen_1.12235720.html)

lunar
30.08.2011, 14:00
Politik: 30. August 2011, 11:44

Lässt sich Westerwelle von der eigenen Partei demontieren? (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/stellt_westerwelle_die_vertrauensfrage_1.12235933.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/guido_westerwelle_abgang_small_1.12236181.1314697734.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/stellt_westerwelle_die_vertrauensfrage_1.12235933.html) Spekulationen um Vertrauensfrage des deutschen Aussenministers an FDP-Fraktionsklausur

Die Spitze der deutschen Liberalen trifft sich zur Klausur. Ist Guido Westerwelle noch als Aussenminister tragbar, ist das Thema. Der bisherige Frontmann der Partei könnte die Vertrauensfrage stellen: Bestätigung oder Abgang. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/stellt_westerwelle_die_vertrauensfrage_1.12235933.html).......Wie Mehrheit der Bevölkerung

Aus seiner Partei erhielt er Rückendeckung. «Die Mehrheit der Bevölkerung hat genau wie Guido Westerwelle eine militärische Beteiligung in Libyen abgelehnt. Militärische Zurückhaltung tut Deutschland gut......


.....ich bin nun wirklich kein Fan von Westerwelle :no aber der markige Spruch zu Libyen kam doch - soweit ich mich erinnere - von der Merkel :oo hatte sie da nicht viel mehr Einfluss :confused na ja ok - wenn dann eine bessere Welle kommt/käme :oo

lunar
30.08.2011, 14:05
Nervosität vor US-Konjunkturdaten (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Nervositaet-vor-USKonjunkturdaten/story/17501696)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/7/5/17501696/23/teaserbreit.jpg?1314705742 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Nervositaet-vor-USKonjunkturdaten/story/17501696) Von der Panik der letzten Wochen haben sich die Märkte wieder etwas erholt. Ob sie wieder ausbricht, hängt auch von einer Reihe von Konjunkturdaten ab, die ab heute in den USA veröffentlicht werden. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/konjunktur/Nervositaet-vor-USKonjunkturdaten/story/17501696)

Von Markus Diem Meier (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/stichwort/autor/markus-diem-meier/s.html). Aktualisiert vor 4 Minuten

lunar
30.08.2011, 14:05
29 August 2011

US Economic Reports This Week (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/us-economic-reports-this-week.html)

Friday is the Non-Farm Payrolls Report.

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Posted by Jesse at 10:25 PM (http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/us-economic-reports-this-week.html) :verbeug

lunar
30.08.2011, 14:11
The Biggest Revelations From Dick Cheney's New Book (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/dick-cheney-book_n_940576.html)

:kotzhttp://i.huffpost.com/gen/340088/thumbs/s-DICK-CHENEY-MEMOIR-large300.jpg (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/dick-cheney-book_n_940576.html)
PLUS: Critics Strike Cheney Memoir For Rewriting History (http://swampland.time.com/2011/08/29/in-new-memoir-dick-cheney-tries-to-rewrite-history?xid=huffpo-direct)




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This is a coward, draft dodge, liar, mega-mania*c who takes no responsibi*lity for the hideous mistakes he made, and takes credit for things he did not and does not deserve!


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Biggest confirmati*on?
That he is, and will aways be a war criminal who is free to live out his life without repercussi*ons or taking on the responsibi*lites of the damage he did to so many.
Investigat*e, Indict, Incarcerat*e. Period.


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obviously cherry-pic*king those things he thought were a 'success' and taking credit. Having thrown Condi, Powell and even Shrub under the bus, he's opening the door for vilificati*on by the party.
On the good side, we'll never know what sort of president he would have been and for that, we should be grateful.

lunar
30.08.2011, 14:24
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Daily US Opening News And Market Re-Cap: August 30 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/daily-us-opening-news-and-market-re-cap-august-30)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2011 - 08:05
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces growing resistance within her ruling coalition over expanding the powers of the EFSF, according to WSJ. Meanwhile, a senior German government lawmaker insisted that the parliament should have a greater say in future Eurozone bailouts
According to S&P, slow growth increases risk of a double-dip recession in Europe
The appetite for risk was dented further after a 10-year BTP auction from Italy registered above 5% average yield
The International Accounting Standards Board criticised the inconsistent way in which banks and insurers have been writing down the value of their Greek sovereign debt
Strength was observed in USD and JPY amid risk-averse trade
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Comments: 2 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/daily-us-opening-news-and-market-re-cap-august-30#comments)

Reads: 194

lunar
30.08.2011, 14:44
http://english.aljazeera.net/mritems/imagecache/318/480/mritems/Images/2011/8/30/20118307432207112_20.jpg (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/20118306512172831.html)

Syrian protesters 'killed' after Eid prayers (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/08/20118306512172831.html)

Seven people reportedly shot dead by security forces at the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.
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lunar
30.08.2011, 14:59
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

EXHAUSTION! (http://kliguy38depression2news.blogspot.com/2011/08/exhaustion.html)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iW25-iKkZhM/TlxuaHd2RNI/AAAAAAAAAXs/jsYn-VZqf_Y/s400/J9-1.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iW25-iKkZhM/TlxuaHd2RNI/AAAAAAAAAXs/jsYn-VZqf_Y/s1600/J9-1.jpg)

The yo yo market has left many traders whipsawed into confusion, exhaustion, and MISTAKES. Pros AND retailers. This is where leverage can destroy you completely and the recent action of the market as I noted was an indicator that policy decisions from the FED had indeed changed.

Initially the health of the market and the picture of CONfidence was considered to be vital to restoring velocity of money as more peeps became confident that the "economy" was improving and spent that dollar. Of course it was improving with over a Trillion of stimulus and 8 Trillion of Fed intervention it could only go up from the nadir of early 2009...but the GDP growth was trully abymal. I've beaten this dead horse too many times but there was virtually NO ATTEMPT AT REPAIRING the STRUCTURAL impediments to the recovery of the economy and the concomittent UNEMPLOYMENT. STRUCTURAL deficits CANNOT and NEVER have been resolved with monetary policy. I will NOT go into the structural issues.....why bother.... NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE.

We have juiced the economy for the last thirty years with MALINVESTMENTS from hot money put into "housing" ....creating construction jobs for mostly males that are now GONE for "mostly males". There is nothing out there for them and there is nothing that is going to be out there for them. The liquidity behind all of this still sits on the banks books in the form of TRILLIONS of derivatives that FAR outweigh the underlying mortgages that were created. These derivatives are hidden for a reason. THEY ARE NOT FOCHING REPAIRABLE. THEY are in the TENS of TRILLIONS. They would make anyone with a high school algebra class toss his cookies if he looked at them. But of course you will NOT be shown these "weapons of financial mass destruction".

Reminder: Tues 08/30/11 buy physical gold and silver....keep stocking food supplies...buy farmland....recheck home safety precautions...power alternatives...water storage etc.

Market strategy.....caution here but a strong core AND cash position of miners recommended. In no particular order...EXK...AG...SVM....RIC...GFI...SSRI...GPL...EGO...ANV...SLW...PSLV and PHYS for physical play on gold and silver.

We are in the late stages of the pump or the early stages of the collapse of the pump.....I pick the latter. This is where things get way too unstable in this market so make sure you are prepared. Confusion/delusion will be the purpose of many of the voices we hear on out so tune out the noise. I'm holding approximately 50% cash. I have a few shorts the rest are miners and PSLV. I won't committ any heavy cash beyond the 50%except for short term trades. gl all

lunar
30.08.2011, 16:00
Time to Go Short the Matterhorn (http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/time-go-short-matterhorn)
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Post date: 08/30/2011 - 09:20
I love Swiss chocolate, but it’s not that good :dumm:p The Swiss franc has been driven up to absurd levels by a safe haven bid. This is the next “short gold” trade :rolleyes It is far easier to weaken a currency...
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The Swiss franc has been driven up to absurd levels by a safe haven bid. It is about to suffer a fate similar to its safe haven cousin in the metals market, gold, which plunged an incredible 11% in two days. This is the next “short gold” trade. If the barbarous relic can fall that far, that fast, so can the Swiss franc.

The Swiss National Bank has undertaken massive efforts to weaken its hopelessly overvalued currency before it completely wrecks the country’s economy. I love Swiss chocolate, especially Toblerone, but it’s not that good. $20 for a cup of coffee? Puleese!

The Swiss National Bank is flooding the domestic money markets with liquidity at an unprecedented rate and intervening in the foreign exchange markets. Harsher measures are rumored to come shortly. This is all fresh red meat for hedge fund traders.

My experience is that, while these measures initially fail and are poo pooed by the market, at the end of the day, they succeed. After all central banks can print all the money they want. It is far easier to weaken a currency than to strengthen them. We are about to see that with the Swiss currency. You can buy puts on the (FXF) to participate.

To see the data, charts, and graphs that support this research piece, as well as more iconoclastic and out-of-consensus analysis, please visit me at www.madhedgefundtrader.com (http://www.madhedgefundtrader.com/) . There, you will find the conventional wisdom mercilessly flailed and tortured daily, and my last two years of research reports available for free. You can also listen to me on Hedge Fund Radio by clicking on “This Week on Hedge Fund Radio” in the upper right corner of my home page.
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MHFT why are you looking for a 'short gold' trade....have we suddenly printed and monetized LESS?
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The FUJI was moved and now it's time for MATTERHORN :)
USD/JPY was 90 when MHFT said it's time to short the Yen. April 1, 2010 "the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Japan, who will move Mount Fuji if they must to get the yen down and bail out the country’s beleaguered exporters."

lunar
30.08.2011, 16:09
...von einem ZH comment :verbeug

Konrad Hummler im Interview„Notenbanken haben ihre Glaubwürdigkeit verspielt“

30.08.2011, 09:44 Uhr

exklusiv Konrad Hummler, Chef der ältesten Schweizer Privatbank, fürchtet den Zusammenbruch des Geldsystems. Im Interview erklärt er, warum wir nicht an einem Schuldenschnitt vorbeikommen und wie sich Anleger positionieren sollten.

Herr Hummler, die Börsen sind abgestürzt. Angst vor Rezession kommt auf. Das alles fühlt sich an wie die Finanzkrise 2008. Woran liegt das?

Konrad Hummler: Wir erleben die Demaskierung eines Geldsystems, das den Pfad der Tugend längst verlassen hat. Geld sollte Spiegelbild des realen Lebens sein, es soll den Austausch von Waren oder die Wertaufbewahrung erleichtern. Ich fürchte, wir sind in eine Situation hineingeraten, in der Geld nur noch eine verselbständigte Entität ist, losgelöst von den realen Gegebenheiten.

Wo liegt das Problem?

Von den bedeutenden Notenbanken ist keine mehr politisch unabhängig, sie sind selbst zum Teil des politischen Systems geworden. Damit haben sie ihr wichtigstes Gut verspielt: Glaubwürdigkeit. Unser Geld basiert allein darauf. Wenn nicht mehr geglaubt werden kann, dass für einen Geldschein oder für ein Kontoguthaben oder für den Gegenwert einer Staatsobligation morgen, übermorgen oder in einem Jahr ein Kilo Brot, eine Arztrechnung oder ein Haus bezahlt werden können, dann ist das Geld wertlos.

Kann die Politik das Vertrauen wiederherstellen?

Ausgerechnet von denjenigen, die das Geldsystem unterhöhlen, den Politikern und Notenbankern, erwartet man die Stärkung oder Wiederherstellung der Glaubwürdigkeit. Das ist aberwitzig. Die Politik schiebt die Probleme auf, verschleiert sie und überwälzt sie auf ein Publikum, das sich kaum wehren kann.

Wann ist der Pfad der Tugend verlassen worden?

1987 – mit dem Eintritt von Alan Greenspan in die Federal Reserve. Mit ihm begann die ultimative Ausweitung der Geldmenge. Seit Greenspan hat die US-Notenbank versucht, jeden realen Schock für die Realwirtschaft zu beheben, indem sie die Zinsen gesenkt oder mehr Geld gedruckt hat. Das war ein süßes Gift – mit beträchtlichen Nebenwirkungen.....

ganzer Artikel: http://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/boerse-maerkte/anlagestrategie/notenbanken-haben-ihre-glaubwuerdigkeit-verspielt/4551492.html

lunar
30.08.2011, 17:34
Politik: 30. August 2011, 15:26

Geld und Erdöl stinken nicht (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/libyen_laenderbeziehungen_1.12238948.html)

http://www.nzz.ch/images/besuch_bei_ghadhafi_small_1.12239780.1314710467.jpg (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/libyen_laenderbeziehungen_1.12238948.html) Ghadhafi «erkaufte» sich Beziehungen zu anderen Staaten

Jahrzehntelang hat der Ghadhafi-Clan Beziehungen zu Ländern geknüpft, deren Staatsoberhäupter entweder an Geldzahlungen oder an Erdöl interessiert waren. Nun konnte zumindest ein Teil der Familie Nutzen daraus ziehen. Die algerische Grenze stand ihnen offen. ...

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/libyen_laenderbeziehungen_1.12238948.html)

lunar
30.08.2011, 17:39
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Verschwendung in der US-Armee

30 Milliarden Dollar in den Wüstensand gesetzt (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,783342,00.html)

In Afghanistan bauten die Amerikaner ein High-Tech-Kraftwerk, das gar nicht unterhalten werden kann, im Irak ein Gefängnis, das niemand will: Eine Expertenkommission dokumentiert, wie die US-Armee immense Summen verschwendet - weil Milliardenaufträge ohne Ausschreibung verteilt werden. mehr... (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,783342,00.html) [ Forum (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=42765) ]

http://www.spiegel.de/static/forum/images/statusicon/post_new.gif (http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?p=8613013#post8613013) Heute, 16:16 #26 (http://forum.spiegel.de/showpost.php?p=8613013&postcount=26) kulinux (http://forum.spiegel.de/member.php?u=170518)
Von den Kriegskosten im Irak …
Zitat:
Zitat von Porgy Geld wird regelrecht "verbrannt" - noch nicht einmal für Luxus ausgegeben, wie z.B. Paris Hilton es tut, da haben dann wenigstens noch Leute was davon, die auf ihre Glamour-Parties gehen.
Aber hier werden Milliardensummen de-facto "im Klosett versenkt".
Wenn von diesen 30 Milliarden wenigstens ein oder zwei Milliarden den hungernden Menschen in Ostafrika zu Gute gekommen wären...

hätte man JEDER irakischen Familie ein Eigenheim mit modernster Ausstattung hinstellen sowie die Kosten der Ausbildung für die Kinder finanzieren können.
Die Amerikaner hätten keine grössere "Fangemeinde" auf der Welt, als die Iraker, keinen eigenen Soldaten verloren und keine Hunderttausende Zivilisten ermordet sowie die einheimische Industrie und sicher auch die (amerikanische) Exportindustrie gefördert.
Die einzigen, die nicht zufrieden gewesen wären, wären die Rüstungsprofiteure und die Kriegsspieler in der Armeeführung gewesen …

Da könnte man schon ins Grübeln kommen, nicht?

...ja, warum eigentlich nicht :cool aber stattdessen zu Hause in USA an den Ärmsten sparen :dumm

lunar
30.08.2011, 17:45
Algerien macht die Grenze zu Libyen dicht (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Algerien-macht-die-Grenze-zu-Libyen-dicht/story/31196586)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/3/1/1/31196586/12/teaserbreit.jpg?1314718829 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Algerien-macht-die-Grenze-zu-Libyen-dicht/story/31196586) Algerien, das Zufluchtsland des Ghadhafi-Clans, schickt Sicherheitskräfte in den Südosten. Die Rebellen rüsten sich unterdessen für die «letzte Schlacht». Ghadhafi selbst soll bis Freitag in Tripolis gewesen sein....

.....Ghadhafi soll bis Freitag in Tripolis gewesen sein Al-Ghadhafi soll sich einem britischen Fernsehbericht zufolge noch bis Freitag in Tripolis befunden haben. Von dort habe er sich in die Wüstenstadt Sabha im Süden des Landes begeben, meldete Sky News unter Berufung auf einen früheren Leibwächter des Ghadhafi-Sohnes Chamis.

Ghadhafi habe sich am Freitag mit Chamis in Tripolis getroffen. Später sei auch Ghadhafis Tochter Aischa dazugekommen. Sie seien nach einem kurzen Moment in Geländewagen gestiegen und fortgefahren, sagte der 17-jährige Leibwächter.

Sein Vorgesetzter habe dann gesagt: «Sie fahren nach Sabha.» Das ist neben Sirte eine der letzten Städte Libyens, die noch von Ghadhafi-Anhängern kontrolliert werden. Aischa hat sich zusammen mit zwei Söhnen Ghadhafis nach Algerien abgesetzt.......

.....Malta spendet für Libyen Um die nach wie vor angespannte Versorgungslage in Tripolis zu entschärfen sind heutez wei Schiffe mit Trinkwasser von der Mittelmeerinsel Malta aus in Richtung Libyen in See gestochen. Eines der von der maltesischen Regierung gecharterten Schiffe ist mit 350 Tonnen Trinkwasser in Flaschen beladen. Das Gros wurde von den maltesischen Wasserwerken gestiftet. 50 Tonnen wurden mit Spenden der Malteser finanziert.

Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Algerien-macht-die-Grenze-zu-Libyen-dicht/story/31196586)

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lunar
30.08.2011, 17:55
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Uncle Warren Unhappy With WSJ Claims He Pays Only 10.5% Tax On BofA Dividend; He Really Is Paying A Whopping 14.175% (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/uncle-warren-unhappy-wsj-claims-he-pays-only-105-tax-bofa-dividend-he-really-paying-whopping-14)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2011 - 11:52

Kindly-looking, ukulele strumming, no tax paying, grandfater-figure Buffett is angry...

.....A minor change in rate was made in 1993. Since that time dividends that insurers receive from U.S. companies incur an effective tax rate of 14.175%. For Berkshire, that rate will apply to dividends it receives from Bank of America.

Well... glad we cleared that up.



.....er wird wohl kaum verhungern :bad:oo

lunar
30.08.2011, 17:57
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lunar
30.08.2011, 20:14
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After Pissing Off Germany, Lagarde Now Angers France, Which Blames The Collapse In Financial Markets On The Seasons (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/after-pissing-germany-lagarde-now-angers-france-which-blames-abnormal-markets-seasons)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2011 - 13:32

Earlier today, German financial regulator Bafin roundly smacked down Christine Lagarde's Jackson Hole proposal to use the EFSF as a bank recapitalization vehicle (as we noted over the weekend, it already has its hands full with merely keeping Italy afloat). Now it is France's turn to be indignant:





BANK OF FRANCE'S NOYER SAYS DOES NOT UNDERSTAND IMF LAGARDE'S RECENT CALL FOR EU BANK RECAPITALISATIONS
BANK OF FRANCE'S NOYER SAYS MAYBE LAGARDE WAS BADLY INFORMED BY IMF STAFF ON BANK RECAPITALISATIONS
BANK OF FRANCE'S NOYER SAYS SEES NO REASON TO WORRY ABOUT FRENCH BANKS
BANK OF FRANCE'S NOYER SAYS SPECULATION ABOUT POSSIBLE FRENCH DEBT DOWNGRADE IS AN "ABSURD RUMOUR"
BANK OF FRANCE'S NOYER SAYS CONSTITUTIONAL DEFICIT LIMIT WOULD BE COMMON SENSE
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lunar
30.08.2011, 21:42
Surrender deadline set for Gaddafi forces (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/2011830133244699250.html)


Fighters mass outside Sirte as Libyan interim leader asks Gaddafi men to surrender by Saturday or face military action.
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2011 18:59 GMT
Read More (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/2011830133244699250.html)



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lunar
30.08.2011, 21:48
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August 9 FOMC Meeting Full Minutes: We Came Thiiiiiiis Close To QE3 (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/august-9-fomc-meeting-full-minutes-we-came-thiiiiiiis-close-qe3)

Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 08/30/2011 - 14:07

We came this close to QE3:




Some participants noted that additional asset purchases could be used to provide more accommodation by lowering longer-term interest rates.
Others suggested that increasing the average maturity of the System’s portfolio—perhaps by selling securities with relatively short remaining maturities and purchasing securities with relatively long remaining maturities—could have a similar effect onlonger-term interest rates.
A few participants noted that a reduction in the interest rate paid on excess reserve balances could also be helpful in easingfinancial conditions.
A few members felt that recent economic developments justified a more substantial move at this meeting, but they were willing to accept the stronger forward guidance as a step in the direction of additional accommodation. Three members dissented because they preferred to retain the forward guidance language employed in the June statement...

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They need to hurry the fuck up with the printathon so we get this current monetary regime over with. Bunch of pussies

lunar
30.08.2011, 21:54
Bildstrecke: Irene fegt über die Ostküste (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/panorama/irene_hurrikan_ostkueste_usa_1.12220766.html?independent=true)

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lunar
30.08.2011, 21:56
«Gute Vermutungen» zu Ghadhafis Aufenthalt (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Gute-Vermutungen-zu-Ghadhafis-Aufenthalt/story/23400556)

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/2/3/4/23400556/7/teasersmall16x9.jpg?1314733041 (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Gute-Vermutungen-zu-Ghadhafis-Aufenthalt/story/23400556) Ein Vertreter des Übergangsrates deutet an, dass das Versteck des Diktators aufgeflogen ist. Gleichzeitig machen die Rebellen schockierende Angaben zur Zahl der bisherigen Opfer des Krieges. Mehr... (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/naher-osten-und-afrika/Gute-Vermutungen-zu-Ghadhafis-Aufenthalt/story/23400556)

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lunar
31.08.2011, 09:10
Kommentar Der «Ferragosto» für den Franken ist vorbei

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30.08.11, 15:53
(http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/der_ferragosto_fuer_den_franken_ist_vorbei-1071723-771)Warum der drei Wochen währende Kollaps der Schweizer Währung nur temporär ist. (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/der_ferragosto_fuer_den_franken_ist_vorbei-1071723-771)mehr » (http://www.cash.ch/news/topnews/der_ferragosto_fuer_den_franken_ist_vorbei-1071723-771)

Von 1,0075 Franken pro Euro auf 1,1972 in nur 14 Handelstagen: Seit dem 9. August ist der Franken regelrecht kollabiert. Das beweist auch ein Blick auf die Devisen-Charts: Von allen rund 160 Währungen auf der Welt hat sich der Franken in den letzten drei Wochen am zweitschlechtesten entwickelt. Nur der Kwacha von Malawi steht noch schwächer da.

Gegen den Dollar verlor der Franken 7 Prozent, gegen den Euro 9, gegen den australischen Dollar sogar 12 Prozent an Wert. Die Schweizer Währung schwächte gegen den Euro im selben surrealen Ausmass ab wie er sich aufgewertet hatte.

Die Gegenbewegung zur Frankenaufwertung setzte vor allem dann ein, als die Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB), mit Rückendeckung der Politik, zum verbalen Zweihänder griff. Sie drohte den Investoren und Spekulanten mit der Einführung einer Franken-Euro-Grenze. Die Investoren bekamen kalte Füsse und mussten, getrieben auch aufgrund der einsetzenden Erholungsrally an den Aktienmärkten, herbe Verluste einstecken.

Der «Ferragosto» dürfte für den Franken nun aber vorbei sein. Der «Ferragosto» ist in Italien der 15. August und bedeutet der Wendepunkt des Sommers. Der «Ferragosto» ist aber auch Italiens Ferienmonat schlechthin, er steht für Entspannung und Erholung. Genauso wie dies für den Franken galt in den letzten drei Wochen.

Das Ferienende in Europa bedeutet die Rückkehr der rede- und streitfreudigen Politiker und Behörden. Und das verheisst nichts Gutes für eine weitere Entspannung der Schweizer Währung. Denn die Uneinigkeiten, verbalen Schlagabtausche und die Rückzieher von Beschlüssen und Reformen hatten nicht unwesentlich zur Aufwertung des Franken beigetragen.

Beispiele der letzten 24 Stunden gefällig? Der deutsche Bundespräsident Christian Wulff kritisiert die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) heftig. Kanzlerin Angela Merkel muss daraufhin die EZB und den Euro demonstrativ verteidigen. Italiens Ministerpräsident Silvio Berlusconi streicht die Solidaritätsteuer für Besserverdienende wieder aus dem Sparpaket. Als wäre dies eine Reaktion auf die Drohung von Merkel am selben Abend, denjenigen Staaten die Hilfe zu verweigern, die sich nicht an Sparzusagen halten.

Europa ist aus den Ferien zurück, es darf wieder gestritten werden. Und der Franken darf wieder steigen.

:rolleyes:schwitz

lunar
31.08.2011, 09:15
Gerald Celente - I’m Now 100% In Gold, Roubini is Wrong (http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2011/8/30_Gerald_Celente_-_Im_Now_100_In_Gold,_Roubini_is_Wrong.html)

With gold near $1,800 and silver above $40, today King World News interviewed Gerald Celente, Founder of Trends Research and the man many consider to be the top trends forecaster in the world. When...

Zum Original-Beitrag (http://showthread.php3?p=1406703#post1406703)
.....When asked what he was doing with his own money Celente replied, “What did (Nouriel) Roubini say? Gold would be lucky to go to $1,100 an ounce. Where is it now? Flirting between the high $1,780s and $1,900s. There are a number of people like myself and others that believe it’s going much higher. You know I used to be in Swiss Francs (along with gold), I am not in Swiss Francs anymore. I got in (Swiss Francs) about a year and a half ago and did very well, but I’ve transferred everything I own into gold, I’m now totally invested in gold.”......

.....da hat er wohl mit den teuren Swiss Francs Gold geposchtet :supi:cool ...und Ferragosta :confused:rolleyes

lunar
31.08.2011, 09:26
Politik: 31. August 2011

Grausame US-Experimente in Guatemala (http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/grausame_us-experimente_in_guatemala_1.12247591.html)

Amerikanische Untersuchungskommission deckt weitere Ungeheuerlichkeiten auf

(http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/politik/international/grausame_us-experimente_in_guatemala_1.12247591.html)Amerikanische Experimente zur Behandlung von Geschlechtskrankheiten mit Penicillin in Guatemala wurden absichtlich verheimlicht, weil die Akteure wussten, dass sie unethisch handelten. Zu diesem Schluss kam eine Untersuchungskommission.

win. Washington ⋅ Die im letzten Oktober aufgedeckten Experimente, bei denen zwischen 1946 und 1948 in Guatemala Hunderte von Sträflingen, Soldaten und Patienten ohne ihr Wissen mit Geschlechtskrankheiten infiziert worden waren, um die Wirksamkeit von Penicillin zu testen, wurden nach den Erkenntnissen einer amerikanischen Untersuchungskommission absichtlich verheimlicht, weil die Beteiligten wussten, dass sie die Grenzen ethischer Forschung überschritten hatten. Die von Präsident Obama im Oktober mit der Untersuchung des Skandals beauftragte Bioethik-Kommission zog an Hearings in Washington diese Woche eine erste Bilanz und brachte dabei auch weitere Ungeheuerlichkeiten an den Tag.

Einschlägig bekannter Arzt

Rund 1300 Guatemalteken waren im Rahmen der «Forschungen» mit den drei Geschlechtskrankheiten Syphilis, Gonorrhöe und «weicher Schanker» (Ulcus molle) infiziert worden. Nur die Hälfte von ihnen wurden danach auch behandelt, bei den anderen verfolgten die Forscher lediglich den Verlauf der Infektion. Eine Frau, die bereits unheilbar syphiliskrank war, wurde noch einmal mit diesen Krankheitserregern und zusätzlich noch mit Gonorrhöe angesteckt. Laut der Kommission starben 83 der menschlichen Versuchskaninchen, doch konnte nicht mehr eruiert werden, ob ihr Tod direkt mit den Experimenten zusammenhing.

Der Leiter der Forschungsequipe, ein damals relativ junger Arzt namens John Cutler, hatte nur kurze Zeit zuvor bei Insassen eines Gefängnisses im amerikanischen Gliedstaat Indiana ähnliche Experimente betrieben. Im Gegensatz zu den Guatemalteken wurden die Häftlinge in Indiana aber über die Forschung aufgeklärt und beteiligten sich freiwillig. Dieser Umstand beweist in den Augen der Kommission, dass die Forscher sehr wohl wussten, dass sie in Guatemala die Grenzen des ethisch Vertretbaren überschritten. Cutlers Name ist auch mit den infamen Syphilis-Studien von Tuskegee in Alabama verknüpft. Dort wurden schwarze Männer, die sich mit Syphilis angesteckt hatten, 40 Jahre lang absichtlich nicht behandelt, damit der staatliche Dienst für öffentliche Gesundheit die Krankheit studieren konnte. Die Tuskegee-Studie wurde erst 1972 beendet, nachdem sich ein Beteiligter an die Öffentlichkeit gewandt hatte.........

:kotzhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Charles_Cutler




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