Saturday, December 27, 2008
Man to win millions for Bush shoe attack Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:19:37 GMT In Iraqi culture, throwing shoes at someone is a sign of contempt. Iraqis bashed the statue of Saddam with their shoes after US marines toppled it to the ground following the 2003 invasion of their country. People from around the world have rejoiced in the glory of a frogmarched Iraqi reporter and vow to make him rich and eternally famous. http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=78628§ionid=351020201
Bush Shoe-Throwing Games Spread Across Internet By Robert Dougherty, published Dec 16, 2008 This weekend, President Bush sought to end his term by traveling to Iraq for a final show of solidarity with the Iraqi government. Instead, one final bizarre incident occurred to define his Presidency. An Iraqi reporter threw two shoes at Bush, which he managed to duck. While the man remains in custody by Iraqi forces, not only has the shoe throwing won approval from anti-American groups and some small pockets of Americans, but it has also spawned some new online games at that. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1308550/bush_shoethrowing_games_spread_across.html?cat=15 LINKS TO GAMES: sockandawe.com
Last updated December 1, 2008 9:01 a.m. PT Americans turning to survivalists for advice By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- The Armchair Survivalist believes the nation is falling into chaos, and he wants to help. He offers practical advice for dealing with riots, wars, natural disasters and food shortages, which he says are imminent because of the worldwide economic meltdown and the incoming Obama administration. "Too many things are occurring at the same time. It's upsetting people," said the Survivalist, whose real name is Kurt Wilson. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/390140_survivalist02.html
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
FROM JSMINESET.COM Hourly Action In Gold From Trader Dan Posted: Dec 23 2008 By: Dan Norcini Post Edited: December 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm Dear CIGAs, We had gold prices going one way today and mining shares going the other way once again in a repeat performance of yesterday’s play only this time it was the mining shares going up while the gold itself was going down (or should I say the paper gold). Considering the weakness in the broader equity markets, the mining shares performance at this point looks pretty impressive especially given the fact that Comex gold was knocked down quite a bit today. Trading was lackluster today at the Comex as was expected with reports from the pit stating that traders were sitting around working crossword puzzles. Holiday trade is here without a doubt as volume was so anemic yesterday that I had to do a double take when I first saw the numbers thinking that it might have been a reporting error by the wire service! The next thing you know we will be getting reports from the pit telling us that traders are betting on cockroach races. That is why you cannot read too much into price action this time of year – there simply is not enough liquidity to get a real price discovery mechanism in place. Most of the trade consists of pit locals just shoving prices around in the path of least resistance hoping to pick off a few stops or to scalp a few ticks out of the market to buy their kids that GI Joe with the Kung Fu grip. Air space both above the below the market is the current weather forecast. Technically gold is chopping in a range. Another way of saying this is that it is consolidating and marking time. The top of the range is near the $850 level while the bottom is near $830. A point of interest – the spread between the December gold contract and the April gold contract is a mere $2.00 which is pretty tight. It is only a bit over a $1.00 between the Dec and the February. If anything changes further in this regard I will let us know but for now the tightening is quite interesting. I think that the spreads will actually tell us more about gold this time of year than the outright price action in the lead month to be honest. Bonds floated higher today but remain below their recent peak. It is when the deflationary mindset eventually gives way that the bonds will break with a vengeance. When that occurs is anyone’s guess but it most certainly will. The Central Banks dread deflation more than anything else and will do everything in their power to slay that dragon no matter what the longer term consequences might be. Count me out of the group that believe that the mortals manning the helm at the Fed will be able to withdraw all the liquidity that they are injecting into the system to prevent a huge surge in inflation in the future and a loss of confidence in the Dollar. On the delivery front, another 59 contracts were assigned in the December gold contract bringing the total for this month to 13,325 or 1.33 million ounces. There are only 413 contracts left open in the December so internet chatter about a short squeeze in that month have been proven to be unfounded. Bear in mind that we have never advocated, “busting the Comex” at this website. We have advocated serious gold buyers who are looking to obtain the metal to go to the Comex and take delivery so as to reduce the amount of registered gold available and level the playing field by making this market an honest one. Those who insist on playing the paper game with the bullion banks will never win unless they force the shorts to respect the fact that they might be required to make good on deliveries. That is the only way to prevent these parasites from preying on the unsuspecting dupes that actually believe the Comex is a freely traded market. Like I have said many times, the hedge funds are not known for original thinking, being unable to wean themselves from their computer algorithms like the mindless droids that they are. If they spent a mere fraction of the money that they use in purchasing long positions at the Comex and actually rode enough of those longs into delivery, they could give the shorts a trip to the woodshed that they would never forget. The question is do they have the savvy to do so and the will to actually stop relying on their black boxes to do their thinking for them. I seriously doubt it but perhaps I might be surprised. At this point it does look to me like the index fund redemptions and most of the hedge fund deleveraging trade has finished up with only pockets of that sort of selling remaining. We will have to see what they do with the advent of the new year. Obviously the fate of the Dollar will be the determining factor in nearly all of the commodity markets moving forward into 2009. The grains should be quite interesting as the low prices have many farmers in the position of having gone from what could be considered boom times to almost bust times in the matter of 4 months. That being said, it still looks to me like they have bottomed out which bodes well for the entire commodity sector. So far the verbal intervention by the Japanese monetary authorities last week seems to have succeeded in shoving the year away from its lofty levels. It will be interesting to see how the yen fares early next year. I should note here that if the yen were to rally back up to its recent highs, especially next week, with liquidity being so low, the monetary authorities could inflict all kinds of damage on it should they choose to do so. The particularly could get a lot more effect from any actual intervention when the volume is so low. Crude oil basis February broke below the $40 level yesterday paving the way for a move down to $35 or even $30. Keep in mind that many projects that were originally profitable when crude was trading above $75 - $80 are no longer so and those projects will never see the light of day at current levels. Oil companies are not going to punch holes in the ground to bring out oil and lose money on it. They will simply idle the drillers. The old adage that the best cure for low prices is low prices will hold true for crude oil. Eventually the excess supply will get mopped up and crude prices will recover.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
John Dean: 'Serious consequences' if Obama doesn't prosecute torture David Edwards and Muriel Kane Published: Friday December 19, 2008 Vice President Dick Cheney's admission that he authorized waterboarding has focused attention on possible Bush administration war crimes, and former Nixon White House counsel John Dean believes there will be "serious consequences" if the Obama administration tries to avoid singling out those involved for prosecution. "I would be surprised if Cheney really wants to test the law," Dean told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Thursday, "but he's getting out there pretty close to it. I think most of the people who might be involved are trying to stay below the cover and hope that the statute of limitations ... will pass." Olbermann asked Dean why Democratic leaders like Sen. Carl Levin have been proposing a special commission to investigate allegations of torture, "rather than the incoming attorney general, Mr. Holder, just sending somebody out to arrest these guys before they leave the capital." "There is a degree of conventional wisdom that suspects that Mr. Obama really doesn't want to take this issue on," Dean replied. "It's not a unifying move." Olbermann noted that the problem with bipartisan special commissions, like the one created after 9/11, is that they are "almost openly dedicated to not pointing fingers." "Don't we have to point fingers?" he asked Dean. "Is that not the way justice works?" Dean agreed, saying that if those involved in war crimes are not singled out, "this is going to really reflect terribly on the entire country, not just on the Bush administration which has engaged in these activities, but it really will reflect on the Obama administration for its refusal to pursue them and prosecute them." "I think there's serious consequences if they refuse to point fingers," Dean stated. Olbermann asked what Dean saw as the best and most realistic outcome, and Dean replied that it "would be if Mr. Obama, indeed, does exactly what he said during the campaign -- that he will, indeed, when his attorney general is seated, have him instructed to immediately look and see if these offenses have been committed, if they are prosecutable ... and then report to him and the nation to make it very clear that this is not the policy of the Obama administration or the United States." When Olbermann then asked what he thought was the "most likely outcome," Dean laughed and replied, "Given ... the heat [Obama's] going to take on Rick Warren, he's going to take an awful lot more heat if he doesn't do something to honor his campaign commitments." Use this link to view video: http://rawstory.com/news/2008/John_Dean_Serious_consequences_for_not_1219.html
[Ed. Note: This report should be read from its website location at http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1179.htm as this email copy does not contain the links embedded in the original report.] December 19, 2008 Iran Warns Of Bilderberg Plot To Plunge World Into Total Chaos By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers Iran's official news agency IRNA is warning today of a Global plot hatched by a 'secret society of Freemasons' known as the Bilderberg Group to plunge our World into 'total chaos' in order to destroy all religions and independent Nations in order to establish a planetary wide single system of government. According to the articles published by Iranian reporter Amir Taheri on this plot, "The alleged conspiracy was finalized at a secret meeting of the group in June 1999 in Caesar Park Hotel in the Portuguese resort of Penha Longa." Taheri further states about this Bilderberg Group: "Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as the Bilderberg Group or Masonic lodge. What we have is an annual private meeting of influential individuals, mostly from Europe and the United States, designed to generate free discussions on a range of issues without a pre-set agenda and according to the so-called Chatam House rules under which there are no reports of the proceedings and none of the participants could be quoted by name. The first meeting was held at Hotel de Bilderberg near Arnhem in Holland in 1954 at the invitation of Prince Bernhard, the husband of the then Queen Juliana. The number of guests was fixed at 130 and initially only limited to politicians, academics and business people from member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Later, the meeting extended its reach and started inviting personalities from all over the world, according to which countries happened to be in the news. The invitations were designed to include two representatives from each country, one liberal and one conservative. Over the past half a century, almost anybody who was somebody in international business or politics has made at least one appearance at the group's annual meetings. Thus, if this were a gathering of conspirators we would have to assume that virtually the whole of the global leadership elite consists of Masonic plotters. Last June, for example, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both attended the Bilderberg meeting along with more than 60 other political figures from across the globe." American dissident researchers writing about the Bilderberg Group further warn that this organization is, in fact, a 'shadow government' having great power over all of the World's governments and that its meetings are banned by US propaganda media organs from reporting on them to their citizens. Russian intelligence reports on the Bilderberg Group state that it is one of the six German Nazi based 'Illuminati' governed organizations that comprise what is loosely referred to as the Round Table that seeks total Western control over our entire Earth and its resources and has been directly responsible for both World War's I and II, and which have left over 500 million dead in the past 80 years alone. In our December 12th report titled "Council On Foreign Relations Warns Of United States Collapse By Summer, 2009", we had reported on one of the other members of this Round Table wherein Russian Foreign Ministry sources had warned about these groups agenda for our World and which includes: Global manipulation of the prices of oil, natural gas, zinc, iron ore, nickel, copper, platinum, gold, corn, wheat and rice to 'stratospheric heights' to be immediately followed by their, likewise, engineered collapse. Manipulation of the Global economy through the flooding into financial systems of 'unlimited' credit to be immediately followed by an engineered contraction of the money supply thereby collapsing the entire World's banking system to leave the West's powerful Central Banks as the sole survivors, and defacto owners of the West's industrial output. Dissolution of the North American and European Nation States which are then to be 'reformed' into 'Global Trading Blocs' centrally governed by unelected emissaries to a new 'One World' governing body. The 'forced destruction' of all other Nation States on Earth, to include, Russia, China, the Middle East, South and Central America and Africa, whereupon they too will be able to become a part of the 'new' One World ruling structure. The forced relocation of the Earth's entire population into urban 'environments', with the United States, Canada and Mexico to be the first Nations to implement this policy among its citizens, by 'force' if necessary. Though there are growing signs that the American people are beginning to awaken from their decade's long slumber which has seen their freedoms and economic power stolen from them by these insidious power blocs, it may be 'too little' and 'too late' for them to reverse their catastrophic plunge into the abyss, and as we can read as reported by the World Tribune News Service in their report titled "Doomsday: U.S. report warns of 'strategic shock' leading to massive unrest", and which says: "The United States could be sleep-walking into its next crisis, a military report said. The report by the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute, said that a defense community paralyzed by conventional thinking could be unprepared to help the United States cope with a series of unexpected crises that would rival the Al Qaida strikes in 2001, termed a "strategic shock." "Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security," the report, authored by [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir, said." Reports from the United States are showing that their War Leaders are heeding these warnings as the US Military is preparing to unleash upon its citizens another 11,500 American Troops that they say will protect their Nation upon their new President's inauguration. Being lost upon these American people, however, is that the Military Forces they will soon be confronting are not there to protect them, but are instead being deployed to protect the ruling American elite classes who have robbed their people of their entire wealth and intend to leave them as nothing more than economic slaves and prisoners in their vast urban concentration camps and vast prison network which has made them the most jailed people our World has ever known. What is feared most by these American War Leaders is that their citizens will awaken to the plans being made for their slavery like the peoples in Greece who are now violently engaged against these Western monsters in order to free their Nation from its planned destruction. Russian Military Experts state in their reports that unlike Europe, the Middle East or the Eastern Nations of the World, the American people are not expected to rise up in mass against their planned destruction as their physical and mental states have been nearly totally destroyed by the forced drugging of them through their genetically modified foods, fluoridated water and psychotropic medical supplies, all of which are based upon eliminating these peoples as serious threats as they have become the most obese, most depressed and most mind controlled human beings our World has ever seen. As astonishing as it is to believe, it is nevertheless true that the American people remain the only peoples on our entire Earth who still do not know that microwave prepared foods have all of their nutrients destroyed leading to obesity and diabetes, that the Aspartame ingredient contained in all of their diet foods and drinks to 'control' their obesity is outlawed in nearly every other Nation on Earth as it is nothing more than a poison, and that the violent video games they buy for their children have all been funded by their Military to overcome in these young minds the strongest human taboo there is..killing another human being. But, to the greatest danger of all facing these people is their belief that warnings such as this one are the 'conspiracy', instead of their knowing that the truest, and darkest, conspiracies are those of their own government and propaganda media organs who continue to tell these deluded people not to listen to anyone other than them as they lead these poor souls into the pits of their final destruction. © December 19, 2008 EU and US all rights reserved. http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1179.htm -- Sorcha Faal firstname.lastname@example.org
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FROM JSMINESET.COM Signs Of The Evil Pretenders – How To Recognize Manipulation Posted: Dec 21 2008 By: Jim Sinclair Post Edited: December 21, 2008 at 7:28 am Filed under: General Editorial Dear CIGAs, Manipulation of price, a criminal, regulatory (if the regulator cares to regulate) and commercial crime of fraud subject to civil litigation and criminal law is today the major means of what funds consider trading. It is not trading but rather criminal activity with both criminal and civil law remedies. It takes the form today primarily of pool short selling or naked short selling as a civil and criminal conspiracy to defraud. Manipulation is both on the short as well as long side. It does not matter if the direction is welcome to you, both up and down is the practice of market sociopaths. Now it is most prominent as a pounding pool short selling conspiracy, making offerings not to trade but to scare buyers and late hour or after hour computer trades where you trade with two different names - a camouflaged trading scheme with yourself. Let’s look at a few common sense rules: 1. No one throws money away on purpose. No one sells large blocks of shares at deep discounts off the price of closing on one exchange or another. Usually a computerized trading platform is the single manipulator, trading with himself via the conspiracy of another called “Pool Short Selling" or "Parking.” This can occur when a situation is running hard towards the old high with a big illegal short interest attempting to save itself. It can also occur when a major interest is a buyer who sells in a most disorderly manner to shake out some weak longs that have followed in the footpath of the buyer buying now in front of the major interest. This is called “Shaking the Tree.” 2. Generally in the commodity world, certainly in gold and silver, the ‘Bombastic Bastards” enter the market. These traders enter the market generally with the same intentions as number one, committing the same crimes as number one that are subject to civil, regulatory (if there are any or any willing to enforce them) and criminal remedies. Equity traders they are somewhat more sophisticated in the sense that these dastardly cowards hide behind the bushes operating from the shadows for what they think is security in their misbehaviour. First the Bombastic Bastards take their position, such as selling into a rising market that is stretched out. Now enters the BBs hitting all the small bids. As the buyers begin to fade, they offer huge amounts knowing there are no buyers. As a result the price wilt or vaults to their advantage. The civil, regulatory and criminal event here is to move a price without taking real risk, as there is never any intention of selling the large amount offered. It is proved by same similar patterns over time. 3. The final is dirty tricks. You remember the hatchet job that was done on Royal Gold. You also remember how low it got and how high it went after that. I have always believed that RGLD has an $80 target on it. I believed that then and now. Let me tell you about another dirty trick. Say we exaggerated beyond belief the cost of mining for a company trying to color an entire area the same. Cash costs of mining today is plus or minus the profit or expense of the short of gold derivative taken for that exact project. International GAAP now demands that the short of product derivative taken must be identified when taken to the project for which it is taken. Then the profit or loss of the short of product derivative must be credited or debited to the appropriate project DIRECTLY. To falsely define a social or political event as it applies to a company is another manipulative supporting strategy. When a company has a problem with the locals in a country known for its friendly and welcoming behaviors, you can be sure that company did something really bad and deserves it. The key here is EXAGGERATE. This is common to anti global, anti corporate, pro-socialism organizations and follows the same exact script from one exaggeration to the next exaggeration. I know, as I was Chairman of Sutton Resources and Kahama Mining when such an alleged event occurred. You can review that by reading the publication, “The Men Who Moil for Gold” found on the net at the site of the University of Toronto publications. What the paid NGA (Non Governmental Agency) anti globalism organizations do is multiply the number of people and damages, all with a splash of violence for color. Next the manipulator using the NGA gets a paid friend to get the nonexistent or grossly exaggerated story on a wire service or into some publication to benefit the manipulator’s position. This is known as “Dirty Tricks.” Know that the long side manipulator is as much a criminal as is the short side manipulator. To say otherwise is to prostitute my principles.