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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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Short Selling is Good

Filed in earnings, economy, lead, recession, shares, US Dollar by on June 4, 2010 0 Comments

Get Ready to Profit from a Summer of Decline First, let me make this perfectly clear : Shorting a stock is NOT taking money out of someone else’s pocket. You are NOT doing anything to make the stock fall in value. And you are NOT profiting from someone else’s misfortune. Instead, short selling is about taking a stand against unbridled greed. Think about it — you buy puts or short a stock only if you think the price will go down. And the only reason the stock price will go down is if the stock price doesn’t reflect the company’s value . If a stock is overvalued, it’s because investors believe the company’s hype. As a short seller, you’re looking past the hype — glaring at the company itself. And if you see there’s not as much value there as investors believe there is, you almost have an obligation to short the stock. For one thing, shorting the stock may convince people to take a closer look…and see what others haven’t. Short sellers publicized accounting frauds at Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco long before anyone else noticed. They prepared for the bursting housing and mortgage bubbles while everyone else was busy refinancing and flipping property. So short sellers are really the market’s early warning systems. And if investors refuse to pay attention, you can at least limit the stock’s damage as it falls. Remember, stocks are not a zero-sum game. There isn’t a winner for every loser. If someone buys a stock at $20 and sells for $30, he’s made $10. Nobody has lost any money, though, and his profit gets recycled into the economy. However, if he buys the stock at $20 and it goes to $10, the $10 he lost is gone forever. At least, it is unless someone has shorted the stock. A short seller has a chance to recover some of that money. So instead of disappearing, it can be re-injected into other investments. Now then…how do we determine which stocks are in dire need of…

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Picnicking on Mount Vesuvius? Is US Embassy in Lebanon Squandering Its Diplomatic Immunity?

Filed in gld, Gold by on April 17, 2010 0 Comments

Tensions are rising in Lebanon between elected representatives in Parliament, ‘Unity’ Cabinet members and the American Embassy, as the 27th anniversary of the 1983 attack on the US Embassy approaches and the Embassy issues another warning for Americans to leave Lebanon. On March 29, 2010 the US Embassy instructed Americans not to travel to Lebanon citing ‘safety and security concerns.” Simultaneously it warned those who are in Lebanon to seriously consider leaving. According to Nasrallah during an interview with Al Manar channel: “All the information which the US embassy gathers in Beirut reaches Israel. Here we are not speaking about a normal foreign embassy which is gathering information for its own government … WRH permalink

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Archibald on stellar to climate linkage

Filed in Gold, Gold Spot Market by on February 27, 2010 0 Comments
Archibald on stellar to climate linkage

The Warning in the Stars By David Archibald If climate is not a random walk, then we can predict climate if we understand what drives it.  The energy that stops the Earth from looking like Pluto comes from the Sun, and the level and type of that energy does change.  So the Sun is

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Govt must be more blunt on cuts – minister

Filed in economy, Gold Investing by on February 27, 2010 0 Comments

Figures on Friday showed the economy grew faster than previously estimated in the last three months of 2009, the quarter in which it emerged from the longest recession on record, but Chancellor Alistair Darling reiterated his warning that support fo Govt must be more blunt on cuts – minister

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Australias far-right Hanson to move to Britain

Filed in Gold Investing by on February 14, 2010 0 Comments

CANBERRA, Feb 15 – Australia’s former anti-immigrant politician, Pauline Hanson, is to become an immigrant herself, moving to Britain to escape lingering controversy over her warning that Australia was being swamped by Asians. Hanson, who went fro Australias far-right Hanson to move to Britain

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Faulty Judgment at Inflection Points in History

Filed in economy, Gold Investing, Gold Prices by on January 23, 2010 0 Comments

Today the economy and the capital markets are faced with the long-term buildup of public and private credit. Moreover, promises to tax and spend future income may even be the greater influence. How we got here is more a story of what has happened to our culture than it is one of a particular central Faulty Judgment at Inflection Points in History originally appeared in the Daily Reckoning . The Daily Reckoning, a FREE daily e-letter, offers a “uniquely refreshing” perspective on the global economy, investing, and today’s markets.

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Colombian military ‘on maximum alert’

Filed in Bank Gold by on November 22, 2009 0 Comments

COLOMBIA warned overnight that its forces were on “maximum alert” and were prepared to defend against any attack, amid rising tensions with neighbouring Venezuela. Colombian Defense Minister Gabriel Silva issued the warning after a meeting of the country’s national security council in Arauca, a city on the eastern border with Venezuela. He said President Alvaro

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Where are the Hurricanes Mr. Gore?

Filed in gld, Gold Spot Market by on October 23, 2009 0 Comments

By Alan Caruba, Warning Signs That god among men and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Al Gore, told us in “An Inconvenient Truth”, his Oscar-winning documentary, that we had to brace for increasing numbers of hurricanes as the result of global warming. So, where are the hurricanes of 2009, Mr. Gore? The hurricane season …

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Where are the Huricanes Mr. Gore?

Filed in Bank Gold, gld by on October 23, 2009 0 Comments

By Alan Caruba, Warning Signs That god among men and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Al Gore, told us in “An Inconvenient Truth”, his Oscar-winning documentary, that we had to brace for increasing numbers of hurricanes as the result of global warming. So, where are the hurricanes of 2009, Mr. Gore? The hurricane season …

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