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  • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Jul 24, 2012 1:07 PM Flag

    Stock and circumstances

    Since this topic has strayed far from Richard's "Amazon needs Akam" I am going to make it a new topic. I'm replying to your 23 July 2:02 PM post 248282 at

    http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_A/threadview?m=tm&bn=700&tid=248049&mid=248282

    http://
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    Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_A/threadview
    ?m=tm&bn=700&tid=248049&mid=248282

    >>The money is a problem but remember this guy is a PHD candidate. He'd be smart enough to outfit himself.<<

    Because of ¥'s sensibilities, I omitted the detailed part of the quote. But I can quote some of the fourth (full) paragraph under that same subtitle "Holmes was clearly provided with exotic gear" (bold emphasis is the author's):

    <It was a carefully planned,*heavily funded* and technically advanced . . . .>

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/was-colorado-shooting-staged-by-the-government/

    http://www.
    westernjournalism.com/was-colorado-shooting-staged-by-the-government/

    Do smart, unemployed PHD candidates usually have access to $20,000 together with the contacts for procuring exotic military equipment "much of which is very difficult for civilians to get"?

    On a different note, this seems like a good compilation of information from Apple's suppliers.

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/738871-apple-earnings-preview-insights-from-its-suppliers-and-the-road-ahead

    http://
    seekingalpha.com/article/738871
    -apple-earnings-preview-insights-from
    -its-suppliers-and-the-road-ahead

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    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Aug 31, 2012 3:13 PM Flag

      >>It would preclude pardons. Unfortunately incoming administrations have a tendency to forgive and forget to promote comity. Don't be surprised if that happens.<<

      But how many incoming administrations had to reclaim America from devastating, mega-destructive subversion at the hands of an alleged foreign-born usurper? What other incoming administration has ever had to repossess America?

      >>If they were they should still be off. I haven't changed anything. They had to be on.<<

      I didn't think you ever turned off those Java and plug-in options, but I didn't know if some reason might have arisen for you to turn them off momentarily after which you forgot to turn them back on.

      >>Yes and they're splitting the company into (I believe) an IT firm and a more nuts and bolts science sort of firm. Nice pop in the stock<<

      I saw that pop! It's now lost about half of it (it was up 7.xx% when I first saw it), but that might be due to those good old intervening ratings agencies, Moody's and S&P. So far, Google can't find this:

      <DJ UPDATE: Moody's, S&P Review SAIC for Downgrade on Spinoff Plans

        (Adds information about S&P review for possible downgrade)

         By Melodie Warner and Nathalie Tadena

        Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services both said they would review SAIC Inc.'s (SAI) investment-grade ratings for a possible downgrade, after the company disclosed plans to spin off its government-services business by the latter half of next fiscal year.>

      It's a WSJ report; I'll try again later to find the full article online.

    • >> . . . But (now hours later) it just struck me that maybe, if 'our guys' get elected to the White House, Senate, and House of Reps, chances for a more meaningful punishment — such as jail sentences — instead of just a slap on the wrist or sentences that Obama could commute, might be greater than if the investigation climaxes before November. What do you think?<<

      It would preclude pardons. Unfortunately incoming administrations have a tendency to forgive and forget to promote comity. Don't be surprised if that happens.

      >> . .. Did you have your Java and/or Plug-ins turned off the first time you tried to see the 'freefall'?<<

      If they were they should still be off. I haven't changed anything. They had to be on.

      >>Onward and upward . . . congrats on SAIC's ER! Seeking Alpha published its transcript just about an hour ago. More on that soon . . .<<

      Yes and they're splitting the company into (I believe) an IT firm and a more nuts and bolts science sort of firm. Nice pop in the stock

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Aug 31, 2012 12:12 AM Flag

      >>What do you want to bet they don't get that report before November and if they do it has nothing in it?<<

      First, a correction . . . I had told you the first article (the one quoting Mike Vanderboegh) was by Anthony Martin. It was the page's format that made me assume that. :-) When I went back to reread it this afternoon, I noticed the author was David Codrea, Vanderboegh's partner in crime (investigation).

      I don't believe the report has nothing in it, but considering that in December it had already taken longer than the Warren Commission's report on Kennedy's assassination, you're probably too right that Issa and Grassley don't get it in time for it to affect the election. But (now hours later) it just struck me that maybe, if 'our guys' get elected to the White House, Senate, and House of Reps, chances for a more meaningful punishment — such as jail sentences — instead of just a slap on the wrist or sentences that Obama could commute, might be greater than if the investigation climaxes before November. What do you think?

      >>Now I know they'll never get it.<<

      Because it's so incriminating. So maybe we should hope for sentencing — complete with guillotine :-) — in a Romney administration? And the hooded Chief Execution Officer (CEO) will approach each kneeling prisoner as he/she awaits the descent of the blade (faster than a Times Square New Year's apple) and ask: Paper or plastic?

      >>Weird that's exactly what I looked at before except first time there was no graph, just everything else. Anyway, I see what Drudge was saying, Obama's approval raing went negative in late 2010, then positive in 2011 and is now back to negative but 'freefall' is too strong of a word.<<

      Now it's weird for me, too. The change in August 2011 was so fleeting, and the graph's slant so mild, that I had barely noticed, so I just went to look at it again. But this time I looked at it via Safari and saw just text data, like you saw the first time, and that text was only for 2012. So I wondered if the URL was static and its contents changed from poll to poll.

      Then I tried Firefox, where apparently I had looked at it the prior times, and, this time too, the graph appeared in all its green glory. So, wondering if having JavaScript disabled in Safari was the reason Safari presented only the text, I tried again. Enabling JavaScript did nothing. But after I also enabled Java PLUS Plug-ins (because Java alone didn't do it), there was the green jaggy graph. Did you have your Java and/or Plug-ins turned off the first time you tried to see the 'freefall'?

      I could understand Drudge's descriptive 'freefall' if the graph depicted only 2009. But Obama's momentary (re)approval rating in August 2011 was so short-lived, and the graph's gradient there more like a bump than a playground slide, that it never registered with me that Drudge's 'again' in its first headline ("GALLUP: OBAMA APPROVAL RATING IN FREEFALL AGAIN...") referred to August 2011. If you hadn't mentioned it had gone positive in 2011, I wouldn't have understood why the 'again'. Maybe questions about it in feedback to Drudge are what made Drudge edit that headline.

      Anyway, that one 'freefall' headline, maybe one Drudge editor's genuine opinion, is only a blip in Drudge's continuum. Drudge's "Ace in the Hole" headlining Sadaam found and trapped in a hidey hole more than negates its 'freefall' hype.

      Onward and upward . . . congrats on SAIC's ER! Seeking Alpha published its transcript just about an hour ago. More on that soon . . .

    • >>Ah. Anthony Martin quotes Vanderboegh here, and it looks like Martin is filling in some details we've missed. <<

      What do you want to bet they don't get that report before November and if they do it has nothing in it?

      >>And just now I found Martin has relayed some more good stuff. See the headline in the URL?[oig-report-on-fast-and-furious-10-times-worse-than-expected]<<

      Now I know they'll never get it.

      >>This is it, almost no text, just the chart (that looks like it represents the data you described) beginning in February 2009 and extending to the present:<<

      Weird that's exactly what I looked at before except first time there was no graph, just everything else. Anyway, I see what Drudge was saying, Obama's approval raing went negative in late 2010, then positive in 2011 and is now back to negative but 'freefall' is too strong of a word.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Aug 30, 2012 9:36 AM Flag

      >>True, so perhaps Issa is slow with a purpose.<<

      Not if Mike Vanderboegh got his information from an accurate source. Remember Mike said this at his Sipsey Street blog?

      <<We have been told through our sources for some time to be ready for a "September Surprise." The idea was to get the OIG report on the record and then, if it was a whitewash, to blow it out of the water with additional documents and witnesses already in the hands of the Issa committee.>>

      Ah. Anthony Martin quotes Vanderboegh here, and it looks like Martin is filling in some details we've missed.

      http://www.examiner.com/article/issa-to-question-oig-head-as-atf-pores-over-report

      http://www.
      examiner.com/article/issa-to-question
      -oig-head-as-atf-pores-over-report

      And just now I found Martin has relayed some more good stuff. See the headline in the URL?

      http://www.examiner.com/article/oig-report-on-fast-and-furious-10-times-worse-than-expected

      http://www.
      examiner.com/article/oig-report-on-fast
      -and-furious-10-times-worse-than-expected

      >>Drudge must have removed it. I can't find it. When I look at the Gallup poll itself I get a blank window where the chart ought to be. I downloaded the complete data but it's just a list. Still I can see O's approval started in the 60s and is now in the 40s.<<

      Maybe some Drudge readers emailed or faxed Drudge and berated the headline writers? That "GALLUP: PRESIDENT APPROVAL RATING IN FREEFALL..." headline, omitting the fact that the chart began in early 2009, was misleading, the kind of 'journalism' we've come to expect from the MSM.

      I found it now in Drudge's 'Recent Headlines'. The headline is there four times, from 14:36:02 to 15:40:24 GMT. The first two times the headline was "GALLUP: OBAMA APPROVAL RATING IN FREEFALL AGAIN..." and the second two times it omits the word 'AGAIN'. What does that suggest to you?

      This is it, almost no text, just the chart (that looks like it represents the data you described) beginning in February 2009 and extending to the present:

      http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

      http://www.
      gallup.com/poll/113980/
      Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

    • >> . .. Romney won't get in _until_ Obama is all the way out. So how could Obama pardon anyone who hasn't yet been sentenced? . . .<<

      True, so perhaps Issa is slow with a purpose.

      >>Sheesh. Drudge is such a _tabloid_. Drudge is headlining a Gallup poll with <GALLUP: PRESIDENT APPROVAL RATING IN FREEFALL...>. . . .<<

      Drudge must have removed it. I can't find it. When I look at the Gallup poll itself I get a blank window where the chart ought to be. I downloaded the complete data but it's just a list. Still I can see O's approval started in the 60s and is now in the 40s.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Aug 29, 2012 1:38 PM Flag

      >>He might figure that would get in the way of making some progress on the debt and taxes . . . not to mention Obama can pardon anyone on the way out. You might have to be content with Romney cleaning house.<<

      If he's in fact elected, Romney won't get in _until_ Obama is all the way out. So how could Obama pardon anyone who hasn't yet been sentenced? Did you leave something out of your normally excellent train of thought?

      Sheesh. Drudge is such a _tabloid_. Drudge is headlining a Gallup poll with <GALLUP: PRESIDENT APPROVAL RATING IN FREEFALL...>. But when you look at the Gallup poll, its graph begins in February 2009 and that graph shows that since August 2011 Obama's 'approval rating' has steadied and even risen slightly while his 'disapproval rating' has modified somewhat in the past year.

      http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

      http://www.
      gallup.com/poll/113980/
      Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

      Freefall since Obama took office, but not since midyear 2010. How does Drudge expect to earn people's respect when it contrives so shoddily just for eyeball count?

    • >> . . . Yes, the voters had better mandate Romney [to prosecute the miscreants] and Romney had better FULFILL that mandate.<<

      He might figure that would get in the way of making some progress on the debt and taxes . . . not to mention Obama can pardon anyone on the way out. You might have to be content with Romney cleaning house.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Aug 28, 2012 5:58 PM Flag

      >>Yes but any lawyer worth his salt can delay any proceedings a couple of months. And they have plenty of lawyers worth their salt.<<

      The regime's lawyers not only can delay just about anything indefinitely, they can obediently, um, kill some cases.

      >>I'm hoping they don't lose interest if Romney wins.<<

      And I hope the voters MANDATE Romney to MANDATE that every single colluder in the administration and every single colluder in the media be put on trial the equivalent of the Nuremberg trials in which 'carrying out orders' was NOT an excuse. Countless lives have been lost at the hands of the putative Commander-in-Chief, and countless homes lost, jobs lost, incomes and retirement savings destroyed as a direct result of his 'economic policies'. And look at his union payoff to Government Motors that is now letting Volt production idle. Think about Solyndra. And how could I forget Fast and Furious, which we've been talking about? Yes, the voters had better mandate Romney and Romney had better FULFILL that mandate.

      >>That's [anti-birther] the predominant position (Republicans and Democrats). . . probably mostly out of cowardice (or self preservation on the part of Democrats) but some might believe themselves. This is probably not going to get cleared up until Obama is out of office.<<

      Spineless, colluding treasonists, in my opinion, until and unless they prove otherwise. :-[

    • >>Issa doesn't seem to be trying to do that. He has now summoned the DOJ's Inspector General (Michael Horowitz) to a hearing by his Oversight Committe on September 11. . . .<<

      Yes but any lawyer worth his salt can delay any proceedings a couple of months. And they have plenty of lawyers worth their salt.

      >>So once again, hope springs. <<

      I'm hoping they don't lose interest if Romney wins.

      >>. . .
      "He [Chris Christie]has been the clearest, most affirmative of all the Republican candidates who were running for this nomination in saying he didn't think this was an issue. He believes the president was born here in the United States and that it shouldn't be discussed."><<

      That's the predominant position (Republicans and Democrats). . . probably mostly out of cowardice (or self preservation on the part of Democrats) but some might believe themselves. This is probably not going to get cleared up until Obama is out of office.

      >> . . . What a bunch of politically correct, 90-pound weaklings.<<

      Yes indeed.

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