I don't remember where I read it, but in April, Goldman Sachs used TARP and Fed money to churn the markets via program trading. Now details are available that should scare the socks off every investor.
<In the week ended May 22, NYSE program trading dropped to a statistically significant low of 2.9 billion shares, down from 3.3 billion the week before, and from a 3.8 billion prior 52 week average. . . . Goldman (GS) leading the government’s SLP team with a 7:1 ratio of principal to facilitation/agency . . . .
As for Friday’s market close, with a literally parabolic jump in the last minute of trading . . . .
So as essentially no institutional or retail clients are trading any more, it is just a few desperate computers trying to front run each other. . . .
. . . painting the tape wet with manipulative intent and volume spikes into the last 20 minutes of trading every day . . . the market keeps rising while the economy keeps tumbling.>
This entire article is a MUST read. And when you click on the charts, they'll enlarge so big and clear you won't be able to miss who is stealing investors' money.
Think this is off-topic because it's not specifically about Akamai? Any investors paying attention to individual stocks . . . without observing what is going on in the big picture . . . are wading bare-legged in shark-infested waters.
>>(Do you realize Gokrazy could never find the answer to his question about why there is 'disgruntled' but no 'gruntled'? I wonder how many other words there are like that.)<<
He never figured it out? That dismays me.
>>How many Air France flights terminate in Paris? A goodly percentage I bet. I don't know. That smoke alarm thing sounds like either a screwup or a disguntled mechanic might be at fault (something that delays but isn't really dangerous).<<
How many roulette bets go to the house before a player rakes in his winnings? Air France thinks the wire slicing was a deliberate, malicious act but, like you say, that incident could be attributed to a disgruntled mechanic. (Do you realize Gokrazy could never find the answer to his question about why there is 'disgruntled' but no 'gruntled'? I wonder how many other words there are like that.)
>> . . .If you were an Air France pilot, how would you feel about flying Air France's future flights to Paris?<<
How many Air France flights terminate in Paris? A goodly percentage I bet. I don't know. That smoke alarm thing sounds like either a screwup or a disguntled mechanic might be at fault (something that delays but isn't really dangerous).
>>Kind of pointless . . . a EMP wiped recording device would be its own smoking gun, that is, they don't get wiped in ordinary crashes,<<
I guess all guesses are moot, then, till/if the black box is found.
I was about to install Apple's current Java update before finishing my reply to your question about my new USB hub, so that when my computer restarts I can see if the keyboard senses my typing signals, when I decided to check for 'new' news and found Drudge had an article about the Air France plane's galley kitchen being recovered. I almost didn't read it, then changed my mind. And something it reported surprised me. Have you heard about a recent attempt to bring down an Air France plane? The article, from the UK and dated 11:00 AM the 18th, says:
<[Last night] Paul-Louis Arslanian, who runs the French air accident investigation agency BEA . . . .
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. . . spoke as it was revealed an Air France jet bound for Paris was sabotaged in Germany just three days after the Flight 447's crash.
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The pilot abandoned take-off from the German [Dusseldorf] airport after finding a fault with a smoke detector. When technicians inspected the plane, they discovered wires to the device in the luggage hold had been severed with a cutter in what Air France has described as a 'malicious act'.
The Airbus A318 jet was later cleared for take-off because the fault was not enough to ground the plane.
The airline said yesterday it had referred the 'suspected sabotage' to France's air transport police for investigation.>
Remember that Air France had received a bomb threat at its Argentina offices only four days before Flight 447's disaster? That flight, like 447, was headed for Paris. The destination of the flight leaving Dusseldorf likewise was Paris. Can one confidently conclude that Flight 447, flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, was not part of a triple threat? If you were an Air France pilot, how would you feel about flying Air France's future flights to Paris?
STFU, this is an AKAM board and anyone that doesnt know its a casino shouldnt play. Go post this on the wall of your local mens room.
AKAM is a strong buy with possibility of being taken out this year.
>>How do you think something like an EMP device would fit the details of the flight's final moments?<<
Kind of pointless . . . a EMP wiped recording device would be its own smoking gun, that is, they don't get wiped in ordinary crashes,
>>No guarantee the pinger is even working.<<
Now the first of the Navy's two high-tech listening devices has been deployed, and the second is expected today. As of last night, "The Sun" was reporting that France hasn't yet ruled out terrorism.
The "Sunday Express," a pub of the UK's "Daily Express," which, ahem, bills itself as "the world's greatest newspaper," reports:
<Al Qaeda has been working on a device which knocks out the sophisticated electronics on passenger jets with an electromagnetic pulse.
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The device sends a high-powered pulse through electronic equipment strong enough to overpower an aircraft’s cockpit and black box, making them impossible to trace . . . .
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. . . in April jihadi websites were running stories on the effectiveness of EMPs or electromagnetic pulse devices.
One article said: “Allah has answered prayers and helped his soldiers with EMP grenades. . . .”>
More details in and following the ellipses:
How do you think something like an EMP device would fit the details of the flight's final moments?
>>It will be spectacular if they do, the Atlantic is pretty deep there.<<
A French nuclear submarine is listening for pings from the black box and hearing none. The US is sending two devices, the first of which won't arrive till tomorrow. I wonder if the US's devices are technologically advanced enough to pick up what the French sub can't hear.