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Hiding Details of Dubious Deal, U.S. Invokes National Security

Filed in AT T, Bank Gold, o by on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

A onetime biomedical technician with a penchant for gambling, Mr. Montgomery is at the center of a tale that features terrorism scares, secret White House briefings, backing from prominent Republicans, backdoor deal-making and fantastic-sounding computer technology. Interviews with more than two dozen current and former officials and business associates and a review of documents show that Mr. Montgomery and his associates received more than $20 million in government contracts by claiming that software he had developed could help stop Al Qaeda’s next attack on the United States. But the technology appears to have been a hoax, and a series of government agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Air Force, repeatedly missed the warning signs, the records and interviews show.

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New Stock Added to Database (SBGI)

Filed in dividend, Gold Investment, o, shares by on February 9, 2011 0 Comments

We are adding shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group ( SBGI ) to our database of nearly 1600 dividend-paying stocks. Sinclair Broadcast Group ( SBGI ) – this company owns or provides certain programming, operating, or sales services to television stations in the United States. The company broadcasts free over-the-air programming comprising network provided programs; news produced locally; local sporting events; and syndicated entertainment programs. As of December 31, 2009, it owned or provided programming and operating services pursuant to local marketing agreements, or provided sales services pursuant to outsourcing agreements to 58 television stations in 35 markets. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Top Picks 2011: United States Oil Fund (USO)

Filed in Bank Gold, commodities, G 20, Gold, o by on January 6, 2011 0 Comments
Top Picks 2011: United States Oil Fund (USO)

Filed under: Newsletters , ETF Investing , Commodities , Oil , Best Stocks for 2011 This post is one in a series in which more than 60 newsletter advisors share their Top Stock Picks for 2011 . This special report is courtesy of TheStockAdvisors.com . “Oil prices have been on a roller coaster ride during 2010, and as we look ahead to 2011, “black gold” looms as one of the potentially most lucrative markets for investors around the world,” says John Nyaradi . The editor of Wall Street Selector explains, “For bullish investors wanting to participate in this market, my top pick for 2011 is the United States Oil Fund ( USO ). Continue reading Top Picks 2011: United States Oil Fund (USO) Top Picks 2011: United States Oil Fund (USO) originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 06 Jan 2011 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Reversal of Fortune

Filed in BP, euro, Gold, Gold Market, lead, o, target by on January 5, 2011 0 Comments
Reversal of Fortune

You know we just don’t recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they’re happening. Back then I thought, well, there’ll be other days. I didn’t realize that that was the only day. — Archibald “Moonlight” Graham, Field of Dreams “Watch out young fella, it’s always the second person who gets hit,” said Junior, an old, grizzled, barrel-bellied Texas wildcatter who now spent his days recounting his legendary successes and failures at the only gas station in the town of Desdemona (which also doubled as the town’s only restaurant). “Huh?” I was bewildered. “Rattlesnakes, son. These fields are crawling with rattlers… some of the biggest in the state. As long as your body,” he said. He was right. I looked on the wall inside the restaurant, and there was an old picture — looked to be from the 1970s — of Junior holding up a dead rattle snake, easily six feet long. He continued, “Just remember, if you come across a rattler, the first guy usually startles the snake… And by the time it’s ready to strike, the lucky bastard is already out of range. But when the second poor son of a bitch comes along, the snake is ready for Freddie. Bang!” I nodded and thanked Junior for the inside tip. It was July 2005 in Desdemona, Texas, the southernmost tip of the Barnett Shale. I came with a group of investors looking to buy some parcels that hadn’t been snapped up by the biggies like XTO and Devon. Land in the Barnett was still relatively cheap, especially on…

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Britain forms plan for Gulf evacuation in event of war with Iran

Filed in Bank Gold, o by on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

The Coalition government under David Cameron ordered an immediate review of British military planning in the Gulf after the election last May. The Daily Telegraph can reveal that new proposals are being drawn up to coordinate military activity in the region with local allies hostile to Iran, particularly the United Arab Emirates. Planners have realised they had to tear up existing emergency plans for local British residents. Since the previous review in the 1990s, the expatriate population has grown to more than 100,000 in the UAE alone, while a million British tourists, from businessmen on stopovers to England footballers with marital problems, come to Dubai every year. It is feared they might be at risk if, as it has promised, Iran retaliates for any military strikes on its nuclear sites with missile attacks on “western interests” in the Gulf.

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AT&T Acquires $1.925 Billion in Spectrum Licenses from Qualcomm (T, QCOM)

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Telecom giant AT&T Inc. ( T ) said Monday that is has agreed to buy spectrum licenses in the Lower 700 MHz frequency band from Qualcomm ( QCOM ) for $1.925 billion. Qualcomm has been using the spectrum for its FLO TV business, which is expected to be shut down in March 2011. The spectrum currently covers around 300 million people in the United States. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2011. AT&T shares rose 22 cents, or +0.8%, while Qualcomm shares rose 63 cents, or +1.3%, in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line Shares of AT&T ( T ) have a 5.89% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $29.21. Shares of Qualcomm ( QCOM ) have a 1.54% dividend yield, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $49.46. AT&T Inc. ( T ) is a “Recommended” dividend stock, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Qualcomm ( QCOM ) is not recommended, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Teltronics, Inc. (TELT.OB) Announces Authorized Distribution Partnership Agreement with King Technologies, Inc.

Filed in BP, Gold Investing, o, silver by on December 14, 2010 0 Comments

Teltronics, Inc. announced yesterday an Authorized Distribution Partnership agreement with King Technologies, Inc. King Technologies will facilitate the sale of the Cerato VCSe 100 product family to their dealers throughout the Unites States. King Technologies is one of the United States’ fastest growing distributors of new and refurbished telecommunications systems. Teltronics has worked to develop

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Australia feared Israeli strike on Iran could spark nuclear war, WikiLeaks cables reveal

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Haaretz Dec 13, 2010 WikiLeaks cables provided to The Age show that Australian intelligence believed that Iran should not be considered a rogue state. Australian intelligence agencies feared that Israel may attack Iran and that such an attack could set off a nuclear war in the Middle East, the Australian newspaper The Age reported on Monday. The report, based on cables released by WikiLeaks and provided exclusively to The Age, said that Australian intelligence believed that Iran’s nuclear program was intended for deterrence and that viewing Iran as a rogue state would be a mistake. ”The AIC’s [Australian intelligence community’s] leading concerns with respect to Iran’s nuclear ambitions center on understanding the time frame of a possible weapons capability, and working with the United States to prevent Israel from independently launching uncoordinated military strikes against Iran,” a cable sent to Washington last March from the U.S. embassy in Canberra read. Full article here Stock up for the Holidays with eFoods Direct and get FREE Shipping!

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Julian Assange wined and dined at US Embassy

Filed in Gold, Gold Spot Market, o by on December 13, 2010 0 Comments

Andrew Gilligan London Telegraph Dec 13, 2010 To the United States, Julian Assange may now be Public Enemy Number One. Some American politicians have even called for his execution. But less than a year ago, the founder of WikiLeaks was officially entertained at a US Embassy cocktail party by one of the very diplomats whose secrets he would soon spill to the world. At the reception, held at the US ambassador’s residence in Reykjavik, Iceland, Mr Assange chatted with Sam Watson, the embassy’s deputy chief of mission. He was already sitting on dozens of Mr Watson’s classified cables at the time of the December party, including embarrassing details about America’s and Britain’s role following the collapse of Iceland’s banks which were later published to widespread outrage in the local media. Full article here Stock up for the Holidays with eFoods Direct and get FREE Shipping!

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Endless Targets for Terror

Filed in AMAG, BP, deflation, economy, o, target, ubs, US Dollar by on December 10, 2010 0 Comments

The Number of Potential Terrorist Targets Is Essentially Infinite Terrorists seek to kill people and/or destroy property in pursuit of a political goal. They may exercise some discrimination in selecting targets, but because people and vulnerable property are everywhere in the United States, they have a wealth of potential targets—there are about 5 million commercial buildings alone. Nothing can be done to change this fundamental condition. Indeed, it is difficult to think of something that couldn’t be a target. Even a tree in the woods, after all, could be ignited to start a forest fire. The Number of Terrorists Appears to Be Exceedingly Small and Their Efforts and Competence Rather Limited Since terrorism of a considerably destructive nature can be perpetrated by a small group, or even by a single individual, the fact that terrorists are few does not mean there is no problem. However, many homeland security policies were established when the threat seemed far larger, and those perceptions may still be fueling, and distorting, current policy. In 2002, intelligence reports asserted that the number of trained al Qaeda operatives in the United States was between 2,000 and 5,000. And on February 11, 2003, Robert Mueller, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, assured a Senate committee that al Qaeda had “developed a support infrastructure” in the country and had achieved “the ability and the intent to inflict significant casualties in the US with little warning.” By 2005, however, after years of well funded sleuthing, the FBI and other investigative agencies concluded in a secret report that they had been unable to uncover a single true al Qaeda sleeper cell anywhere in the United States, a finding (or nonfinding) publicly acknowledged two years later. [The FBI has subsequently seemed to resort to cultivating their own terrorists with questionable set ups and stings; — Ed.] The lack of true al Qaeda attacks inside the United States combined with the inability of the FBI to find any potential attackers suggests that the terrorists either are not trying very hard or are far less clever and …

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Peabody Energy Upgraded to “Outperform” at BMO Capital (BTU)

Filed in dividend, Gold, Gold Bullion prices, o, outperform, shares, target, upgrade by on December 3, 2010 0 Comments

Coal producer Peabody Energy Corporation ( BTU ) on Friday saw its rating and price target boosted by analysts at BMO Capital. The firm said it upgraded BTU from “Market Perform” to “Outperform,” while boosting its price target from $56 to $77. That new price target implies 23% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $62.72. Peabody currently owns around 28 coal mining operations in the United States and Australia. Its shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Friday. The Bottom Line Shares of Peabody Energy ( BTU ) have a .54% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $62.74. The stock has technical support in the $56-$57 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $65-$66 price levels. Peabody Energy Corporation ( BTU ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Water Desalination Stocks

Filed in BP, Gold Investing, o by on November 27, 2010 0 Comments

As a resident of California, I am very aware of the issues and political football called water rights. Access to water is a topic of concern for all the states in the southwest. But it is not just a United States issue, water scarcity is a problem for …

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