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The Indypendent » NYPD Shills Terror Bill

The Indypendent » NYPD Shills Terror Bill

NYPD Shills Terror Bill

By Jonathan Bennett
From the February 4, 2008 issue | Posted in Local | Email this article

By Jonathan Bennett

“When air monitors have been outlawed, only outlaws will have air monitors!”

The slogan, which has become the unofficial rallying cry of an ad hoc coalition of labor unions, environmental groups, elected officials and community activists, was environmental activist Bob Gulack’s reaction when he heard a report about the New York City Police Department’s plan to require a permit for any independent environmental sampling used in the city.

A long list of organizations and individual activists all oppose the proposed law, known as Intro 650, which was unveiled by NYPD brass at the City Council’s Public Safety Committee Jan. 8 meeting.

The proposed legislation would make it a misdemeanor for anyone in New York City to own, or use, any device that measures chemical, biological or radiological contamination. Banned devices could include smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors, Geiger counters, and any device that collects and analyzes air or water samples, for contamination without first obtaining a permit from NYPD.

It was the independently collected air samples in Lower Manhattan after 9/11 that debunked the claim by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the air was safe to breathe.



Is Climate Change Making Us Sick?

Is Climate Change Making Us Sick?


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And milder weather is likely to be behind the arrival here from Europe of the midge-borne cattle disease bluetongue.

"Each of us is, in effect, moving 6km (4 miles) south a year or 60km a decade," says Dr Montgomery. "The result will be fewer deaths from colds and flu, but more from strokes and heart attacks because of the heat. Global warming means a higher baseline temperature from which there will be more surges and extreme events."

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New York: Heavily Armed Police to Patrol Subways

February 3rd, 2008

Via: New York Times:

In the first counterterrorism strategy of its kind in the nation, roving teams of New York City police officers armed with automatic rifles and accompanied by bomb-sniffing dogs will patrol the city’s subway system daily, beginning next month, officials said on Friday.

Under a tactical plan called Operation Torch, the officers will board trains and patrol platforms, focusing on sites like Pennsylvania Station, Herald Square, Columbus Circle, Rockefeller Center and Times Square in Manhattan, and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

Officials said the operation would begin in March.


watch drug arrests go through the roof now. -st0ckman


AFP: More than one million Iraqis dead since 2003 invasion: study

AFP: More than one million Iraqis dead since 2003 invasion: study

More than one million Iraqis dead since 2003 invasion: study

LONDON (AFP) — More than one million Iraqis have died because of the war in Iraq since the US-led invasion of the country in 2003, according to a study published Wednesday.

A fifth of Iraqi households lost at least one family member between March 2003 and August 2007 due to the conflict, said data compiled by London-based Opinion Research Business (ORB) and its research partner in Iraq, the Independent Institute for Administration and Civil Society Studies (IIACSS).

The study based its findings on survey work involving the face-to-face questioning of 2,414 Iraqi adults aged 18 or above, and the last complete census in Iraq in 1997, which indicated a total of 4.05 million households.

Respondents were asked how many members of their household, if any, had died as a result of the violence in the country since 2003, and not because of natural causes.

"We now estimate that the death toll between March 2003 and August 2007 is likely to have been in the order of 1,033,000," ORB said in a statement.

The margin of error for the survey was 1.7 percent, making the estimated range between 946,000 and 1.12 million fatalitie

Alex Jones In-Studio with Cathy Adams HPV vaccine

Alex Jones In-Studio with Cathy Adams HPV vaccine

Alex is joined in-studio by Cathy Adams, President of Texas Eagle Forum, to discuss the recent attempt by lawmakers to require all Texas girls to receive a new HPV vaccine. Contributing to their conversation will be Diane, a Pennsylvania mother who's daughter has been affected by the HPV vaccine. A media hoax has fooled parents in Texas and other areas of the country that the HPV vaccine, which experts have slammed as untested and has already been linked to dangerous side-effects, is now the law and young girls must take it. Merck Pharmaceuticals are set to capitalize on this fraud by making obscene profits from a crony deal with Governor Rick Perry, while children are put at risk.

click link above for the video.

Press TV - Iran Oil Bourse to deal blow to dollar

Press TV - Iran Oil Bourse to deal blow to dollar

Iran Oil Bourse to deal blow to dollar
Fri, 04 Jan 2008 20:45:41

Iran's Finance Minister Davoud Danesh-Jafari
The long-awaited Iranian Oil Bourse, a place for trading oil, petrochemicals and gas in various non-dollar currencies, will soon open.

Iran's Finance Minister Davoud Danesh-Jafari told reporters the bourse will be inaugurated during the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution (February 1-11) at the latest.

"All preparations have been made to launch the bourse; it will open during the Ten-Day Dawn (the ceremonies marking the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran)," he said.

The Minister had earlier stated that the Oil Bourse is located on the Persian Gulf island of Kish.

Some expert opinions hold inauguration of the bourse cold significantly devalue the greenback.

is a new iranian oil pit the reason for a possible invasion? iran stopped accepting dollars for oil in dec 2007. did you know that saddam hussein stopped accepting dollars for oil and America invaded a few months later? -read between the lines. -st0ckman

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NYSE Arca Morning Update

NYSE Arca Morning Update

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Monday, Feb 4, 2008 :


Stocks trading on NYSE Arca at a price more than 15% away from the previous trade day's consolidated close price. (As of 08:30:00 ET)

Stock
Friday's Close Current Price Pct Chng Current NYSE Arca Vol
DTG

$25.95

$19.35

( 25%)

2,730

GU

$9.58

$11.15

16%

16,547

RNWK

$5.93

$6.89

16%

4,500

10 Most Active stocks on NYSE Arca as of 08:30:00 ET

Based on Dollar Volume: Based on Share Volume:
Stock
Dollar Volume
SPY
$49,264,147
IWM
$10,901,815
BHP
$9,920,862
QQQQ
$6,297,609
GLD
$6,166,762
GOOG
$5,912,040
YHOO
$4,899,004
AAPL
$3,041,042
DIA
$2,404,714
AEG
$1,893,800
Stock
Share Volume
SPY
353,488
YHOO
171,569
IWM
150,100
QQQQ
138,005
BHP
133,365
AEG
126,000
GLD
69,108
MSFT
58,416
ETFC
41,925
CNR
41,230


Stock futures mixed; Microsoft, Yahoo remain in focus - MarketWatch

Stock futures mixed; Microsoft, Yahoo remain in focus - MarketWatch


Google (GOOG:
GOOG) also traded shots with Microsoft over the weekend, with Google's chief legal officer David Drummond saying in a blog post that the deal could undermine the open competition on the Internet. See full story.
The Wall Street Journal also reported that Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has offered his company's help in any effort to fight off the unsolicited offer.
In earnings news, health-benefits group Humana Inc. (HUM:
HUM) said fourth-quarter net profit rose 57% to $243.2 million, or $1.43 a share, topping market expectations due to a lower tax rate and gains on the sale of a venture capital investment. The firm also raised its 2008 earnings outlook.
Archer Daniels Midland Co.'s (ADM:
ADM) fiscal second-quarter income rose 7% to $473 million, or 73 cents a share, as a result of heightened product demand and geographic crop imbalances.
Among other companies due to report earnings Monday, Yum Brands (YUM:
)
is expected to post earnings of 42 cents a share for the fourth quarter.
Asia markets rallied Monday, led by shares in Shanghai after the Chinese market regulator approved the launch of two new stock funds. See Asia Markets.
European stocks moved higher, with the French CAC 40 index adding 0.4% in midday trading. See Europe Markets

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Top 10 Pre-Market Analyst Calls (AXP, COF, DFS, ADBL, RATE, BRCM, CVC, CRL, CVD, GME, HAL, PALM, STI)

These are not the only upgrades and downgrades affecting shares in pre-market trading today, but these are the initial calls that 247WallSt.com is focusing on:

  • American Express (NYSE: AXP), Capital One (NYSE: COF), and Discover Financial (NYSE: DFS) downgraded to Sell at UBS.
  • Audible (NASDAQ: ADBL) downgraded to Market Perform at JMP Securities; downgraded to Hold at Jefferies.
  • Bankrate (NASDAQ: RATE) downgraded to Hold at Citigroup; downgraded to Neutral at Merriman Curhan Ford.
  • Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan.
  • Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) raised to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
  • Charles River (NYSE: CRL) and Covance (NYSE: CVD) raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
  • Gamestop (NYSE: GME) raised to Buy from Hold at Citigroup.
  • Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
  • Palm (NASDAQ: PALM) raised to Overweight from Underweight at JPMorgan.
  • SunTrust (NYSE: STI) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Robert W. Baird.

Pre-Market Most Active Stocks - NASDAQ Premarket

Pre-Market Most Active Stocks - NASDAQ Premarket


NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Advanced

Active Share Volume Declined

Symbol

Company Name

Market
Close
Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change
(Pre-Market)
Share
Volume

(Pre-Market)

RealNetworks, Inc.
$5.95 $6.89 15.80% 11,200

Palm, Inc.
$6.02 $6.55 8.80% 45,020

Cerus Corporation
$6.27 $6.70 6.86% 9,540

Mesa Air Group, Inc.
$3.56 $3.80 6.74% 3,000

Foundry Networks, Inc.
$14.57 $15.35 5.35% 4,935

E*TRADE Financial Corporation
$4.97 $5.17 4.02% 422,398

Rambus, Inc.
$19.86 $20.45 2.97% 3,600

Syntax-Brillian Corporation
$2.40 $2.47 2.92% 3,000

Origin Agritech Limited
$7.94 $8.16 2.77% 8,500

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
$16.71 $16.91 1.20% 14,772

As of 2/4/2008 8:28:46 AM

NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Declined

Active Share Volume Advanced

Symbol

Company Name

Market
Close
Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change
(Pre-Market)
Share
Volume

(Pre-Market)

MicroStrategy Incorporated
$72.42 $65.60 9.42% 11,343

Coldwater Creek, Inc.
$7.03 $6.67 5.12% 5,793

Evergreen Solar, Inc.
$12.21 $11.70 4.18% 9,240

ASML Holding N.V.
$27.95 $26.91 3.72% 23,000

BE Aerospace, Inc.
$41.84 $40.75 2.61% 4,447

Broadcom Corporation
$23.43 $22.90 2.26% 20,517

SanDisk Corporation
$27.55 $27.10 1.63% 6,600

BluePhoenix Solutions, Ltd.
$13.66 $13.49 1.24% 4,835

LM Ericsson Telephone Company
$22.05 $21.86 0.86% 267,200

Baidu.com, Inc.
$269.59 $268.50 0.40% 4,455

As of 2/4/2008 8:28:49 AM



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