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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Vatican lists "new sins," including pollution - Yahoo! News

Vatican lists "new sins," including pollution - Yahoo! News


VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Thou shall not pollute the Earth. Thou shall beware genetic manipulation. Modern times bring with them modern sins. So the Vatican has told the faithful that they should be aware of "new" sins such as causing environmental blight.

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The guidance came at the weekend when Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti, the Vatican's number two man in the sometimes murky area of sins and penance, spoke of modern evils.

Asked what he believed were today's "new sins," he told the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that the greatest danger zone for the modern soul was the largely uncharted world of bioethics.

"(Within bioethics) there are areas where we absolutely must denounce some violations of the fundamental rights of human nature through experiments and genetic manipulation whose outcome is difficult to predict and control," he said.

The Vatican opposes stem cell research that involves destruction of embryos and has warned against the prospect of human cloning.

Girotti, in an interview headlined "New Forms of Social Sin," also listed "ecological" offences as modern evils.

In recent months, Pope Benedict has made several strong appeals for the protection of the environment, saying issues such as climate change had become gravely important for the entire human race.

Under Benedict and his predecessor John Paul, the Vatican has become progressively "green."


Already we have food riots, hoarding, panic: the sign of things to come? - Times Online

Already we have food riots, hoarding, panic

The spectre of food shortages is casting a shadow across the globe, causing riots in Africa, consumer protests in Europe and panic in food-importing countries. In a world of increasing affluence, the hoarding of rice and wheat has begun. The President of the Philippines made an unprecedented call last week to the Vietnamese Prime Minister, requesting that he promise to supply a quantity of rice.


“This is a wake-up call,” said Robert Zeigler, who heads the International Rice Research Institute. “We have a crisis brewing in rice supply.” Half of the planet depends on rice but stocks are at their lowest since the mid1970s when Bangladesh suffered a terrible famine. Rice production will fall this year below the global consumption level of 430 million tonnes.

Street protests and rioting in West Africa towards the end of last year were a harbinger of bigger problems, the World Food Programme said. The global information and early warning system of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has monitored outbreaks of rioting in Mexico, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Guinea, Mauritania and Senegal. There have also been protests in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, over government price increases.Population pressure and increased wealth are mainly to blame for the resurgence of food insecurity. More people are eating meat and dairy products in Asia, which increases the demand on the animal-feed industry. Milk powder prices rose from $2,000 to $4,800 per tonne last year as rising consumption of milk products in Asia coincided with shortages in the Western world. Drought in Australia has worsened the problem as have government policies in Europe and America to increase the use of biofuels.



lets verify this with the market. check out DBA an exchange traded fund based on food commodities.


Chart for PowerShares DB Agriculture (DBA)



DBA's TOP 10 HOLDINGS ( 106.03% OF TOTAL ASSETS)
CompanySymbol% Assets
Cbt Wheat (Fut)N/A5.71
Corn (Fut)N/A25.81
Soybean (Fut)N/A27.33
Sugar (Fut)N/A25.75
Wheat (Fut)N/A18.73
Wheat Future(Kcb) Jul08N/A2.7

The index is a rules-based index composed of futures contracts on some of the most liquid and widely traded agricultural commodities – corn, wheat, soy beans and sugar. The index is intended to reflect the performance of the agricultural sector. The fund is nondiversified.

scary very scary.

stock market crash, dollar crash, famine, wars, induced disease and martial law coming to a place near you. all of this is verifiable with the market INCLUDING MARTIAL LAW, more on this later. subscribe for updates. -st0ckman

Spitzer, kinky client 9

Spitzer, kinky client 9 - the smoking gun


New York governor identified as "Client-9" in FBI affidavit

MARCH 10--With the bombshell news today that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has been implicated in a prostitution ring, the Democratic politician will now always be known as "Client-9," one of the johns described in a recently unsealed FBI affidavit detailing the operation of the Emperors Club, an international call girl ring. That document, an excerpt of which you'll find below, describes hooker interactions with 10 johns, including one client who paid cash for a February 13 rendezvous at a Washington, D.C. hotel. The New York Times, which broke the Spitzer story, has identified the 48-year-old politician as Client-9. As described in the FBI document, Client-9 (clearly a repeat customer) apparently went to great lengths to arrange the illicit Washington encounter, choosing to mail money in advance to the ring, instead of using a credit card. Client-9, whose conversations were recorded by an FBI wiretap, would not do "traditional wire transferring," the affidavit quotes one Emperors Club employee remarking. Additionally, the affidavit notes that after her appointment with Client-9 ended, "Kristen" spoke with a Emperors Club booker, who said that she had been told that Client-9 "would ask you to do things that, like, you might not think were safe..." "Kristen" responded by saying, essentially, that she could handle guys like that.



Photos from the spitzer's Emperor's Club

i am appalled at spitzer but not shocked, just another cheating politician. guy had it made with a high paying job, family and wife. if he will cheat that he will cheat us.

the link contains screen shots of the place spitzer spent $1,000 to $3,000 /hour of our tax money.



from huffington post


Emperors' Club vip is the most preferred international social introduction service for those accustomed to excellence. Introducing the most impressive models to leading gentleman of the world is our expertise. We specialize in introductions of: fashion models, pageant winners and exquisite students, graduates and women of successful careers (finance, art, media etc...) to gentlemen of exceptional standards. When seeking an evening date, a weekend travel companion, or a friend to accompany you during your next business / social function our models are perfect preference.


We act for a select group of educated, refined and successful international clients who give their best in all they do and who, in return, only wish to receive the best. Catering to clients who will not compromise in any area of their life...

Our meticulous standards of beauty, intelligence and charm ensure that you always encounter the quality you've come to expect in a woman, when with an Emperors' Club vip model. Each of our companions is a product of an exceptionally fine background and a success in her right. All rendezvous are individually crafted to suit the needs of your specific occasion. Note that each model has place in her schedule for a select number of appointments per month, so your date will be a special one for both of you.

Our goal is to make life more peaceful, balanced, beautiful and meaningful. We honor commitment to our clients as we covet long-term relationships of trust and mutual benefit. Experience for yourself a service of obvious distinction...

Here is the page for "Anais," a "model, actress, dancer, superstar..."

A page of the portfolio, although "Kristen" is not listed:

Mackenzie:

Alana:

Samantha:

Renee:

Julia:

The ladies went for as much as $31,000 per day for a "seven diamond" rated girl.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/10/emperors-club-all-about-_n_90768.html

YouTube - Marijuana/Cannabis memory loss & Alzheimer's

YouTube - Marijuana/Cannabis memory loss & Alzheimer's




WhatDoesItMean.Com

WhatDoesItMean.Com

Reports consuming the US propaganda media organs and political elite today are centering upon the charges leveled against the Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer[pictured top left], and who is said to have paid for the services of a high priced prostitute.

FSB reports circulating in the Kremlin today, however, point to a much more sinister effort behind the toppling of Governor Spitzer as he had just begun a new probe into Larry Silverstein, the owner of the World Trade Center brought down in the September 11, 2001 attacks upon the US, and the Bush Families Carlyle Group.

The focus of Governor Spitzer’s investigation, these reports state, revolve around the growing crisis embroiling the Carlyle Group as it nears total collapse and is facing insolvency due to Larry Silverstone’s withdrawal of over $14 billion from the embattled groups coffers, and which could see the loss to New York States already troubled massive pension fund of over $10 billion.

Governor Spitzer has long battled with the former comptroller for New York States Pension Fund, Alan G. Hevesi, who holds duel Israeli-American citizenship, and prompted a US Federal Probe that charged Comptroller Hevesi of using the over $100 billion of funds entrusted to him for the personal benefit of his friends and family, and to which Mr. Hevesi pled guilty for and paid a $5,000 fine.

Prior to his taking office as New York States Governor, these reports continue, Mr. Spitzer, as a prosecutor, had long targeted the United States Banking System for their vast theft of money from the American people, and had won billions in judgments against Bear Stearns, Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Salomon Smith Barney and UBS Warburg.

It is more than interesting to note, too, that these are the exact same International Banking Giants who are now reeling under the Global assault against them, with Bear Stearns becoming the latest victim, and as we can read as reported by Britain’s Independent News Service:

"Panic swept the credit markets on reports of an insolvency crunch at both the US investment bank Bear Stearns and the mortgage giant Fannie Mae, triggering a dramatic surge in default insurance and rumours of yet another emergency rate cut by the US Federal Reserve."

As Governor Spitzer becomes yet another victim to vast power of the West’s war, political and media elite assault against him, and by their introduction of sex charges against him, as they have done to so many of their adversaries in order to destroy their credibility, the truest warnings of these events to the American people will no doubt be lost, again.

And, with the most dangerous of these warnings coming from the World’s richest man, Warren Buffet, and as we can read as reported by the Market Watch News Service in their article titled "Buffett and Gross warn: $516 trillion bubble is a disaster waiting to happen", and which says:

"In short, despite Buffett's clear warnings, a massive new derivatives bubble is driving the domestic and global economies, a bubble that continues growing today parallel with the subprime-credit meltdown triggering a bear-recession.

Data on the five-fold growth of derivatives to $516 trillion in five years comes from the most recent survey by the Bank of International Settlements, the world's clearinghouse for central banks in Basel, Switzerland. The BIS is like the cashier's window at a racetrack or casino, where you'd place a bet or cash in chips, except on a massive scale: BIS is where the U.S. settles trade imbalances with Saudi Arabia for all that oil we guzzle and gives China IOUs for the tainted drugs and lead-based toys we buy."

There used to be a time when warnings were prudent to be given to the American people so that they could, in some small measure, protect themselves, but, and sadly, those times are now gone as these people have nearly completed their descent into the abyss of total slavery to their masters with virtually no knowledge of the horrific future that lies before them.



Pre Market - Trader Talk with Bob Pisani - CNBC.com

Pre Market Trader Talk with Bob Pisani - CNBC.com


Futures moved up nearly 20 points as the Fed announced expansion of it securities lending program, all designed to improve liquidity.

The Fed will lend up to $200 billion of Treasury securities to primary dealers secured for a term of 28 days (it was previously overnight) and will now take other forms of collateral, including non-agency (i.e. non-Fannie Mae or non-Freddie Mac mortgages) AAA private label residential mortgage backed securities (this means jumbo loans--those over $417,000).

From CNBC.com ...

This action is being coordinated with other national banks. The agreements with the foreign banks is a way of providing these foreign banks with more dollars. The Fed is trying to buy more time to ease the pressure on liquidity; most traders are applauding the move.

Every time the Fed has done something, we have had a rally. Their move on Friday definitely blunted the effect of the poor jobs report.

This has improved the metrics, which have been poor. European bourses moved up, and the dollar has rallied.

Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac
FRE

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NYSE








[FRE 17.39 --- UNCH (0%) ] and Fannie Mae [FNM 19.81 --- UNCH (0%) ] both rallied now up about 17 percent each.

Financials have also rallied; Lehman and Citi also up about 8 percent.

Elsewhere, HMOs are getting hammered as WellPoint

WellPoint Inc
WLP

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NYSE








[WLP 65.92 --- UNCH (0%) ] cut its full year forecast to $5.76 to $6.01, from $6.41 a share. This as a result of misjudged 2007 cost trends and disappointing enrollment trends.

Wellpoint down 21 percent, Humana

Humana Inc
HUM

62.7 UNCH 0%
NYSE








[HUM 62.7 --- UNCH (0%) ] down 16 percent, United Healthcare [UNH 45.07 --- UNCH (0%) ] down 11 percent, Aetna down 10 percent.

Aetna reaffirmed its 2008 guidance of $4.00 (analyst estimate is $4.04). Goldman Sachs cut the entire HMO group, saying that pressure to keep prices down combined with upward pressure on medical costs were threatening the industry with an "outright downturn."

Texas Instruments down 2 percent on a somewhat downbeat mid-quarter update.

GE CEO Jeff Immelt said that NBC Universal was not for sale. GE

General Electric Co
GE

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[GE 31.7 --- UNCH (0%) ] is our parent company.



NYSE Arca Morning Update

NYSE Arca Morning Update

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Tuesday, Mar 11, 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
Monday's Close Current Price Pct Chng Current NYSE Arca Vol
WLP

$66.02

$51.05

( 23%)

244,870

MFA

$7.27

$6.06

( 17%)

9,200

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
$218,858,190
QQQQ
$59,167,304
IWM
$28,745,034
NOK
$19,312,933
WLP
$12,616,724
GLD
$11,561,840
SLV
$4,075,487
AAPL
$3,823,750
UNH
$2,899,030
GOOG
$2,743,409
Stock
Share Volume
SPY
1,700,845
QQQQ
1,432,620
NOK
619,560
IWM
443,300
WLP
244,870
GLD
119,114
TMA
103,606
UNH
71,992
UBS
58,140
GFI
42,450


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)

Randgold Resources Limited
$49.24 $51.75 5.10% 18,996

Acergy S.A.
$21.69 $22.48 3.64% 8,224

E*TRADE Financial Corporation
$3.58 $3.66 2.23% 16,285

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
$8.97 $9.16 2.12% 7,860

First Solar, Inc.
$176.57 $178.90 1.32% 4,877

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
$46.59 $47.15 1.20% 11,650

Baidu.com, Inc.
$241.30 $244 1.12% 6,225

Apple Inc.
$119.69 $120.88 0.99% 61,871

Google Inc.
$413.62 $416.50 0.70% 6,957

Cisco Systems, Inc.
$23.99 $24.14 0.63% 4,720

As of 3/11/2008 8:12:48 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)

Illumina, Inc.
$62.13 $62 0.21% 4,700

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1
$41.26 $41.21 0.12% 2,835,987

Intel Corporation
$20.12 $20.10 0.10% 13,656

As of 3/11/2008 8:12:45 AM



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