Wednesday, March 26, 2008

YouTube - 25th hour - trader scene

cool trader scene from the movie 25th hour.

i have met al palagonia the manager in this clip. he is an ex penny stockbroker from Manhattan that went to jail for shady practices . he is banned from the business. a low life thief.

also the contracts would be sold already in the real world. no asking the trader to clean it up, especially a few minutes before numbers.

after doing time for securities fraud he has been in the following movies.

  1. Inside Man (2006) .... Kevin
  2. Chromophobia (2005) .... Brian
  3. The Devil and Daniel Webster (2004) .... Anthony
    ... aka Shortcut to Happiness (USA: new title)
  4. 25th Hour (2002) .... Salvatore Dominick
  5. Bamboozled (2000) .... Bobby

  6. Summer of Sam (1999) .... Anthony
  7. He Got Game (1998) .... Dom Pagnotti
  8. Girl 6 (1996) .... Man Mistaken for Bob Regular

YouTube - 25th hour - trader scene (french subtitles)

Chunk of Antarctic ice shelf collapses, putting larger area at risk; global warming blamed

Chunk of Antarctic ice shelf collapses, putting larger area at risk; global warming blamed

Last update: March 25, 2008 - 10:04 PM

WASHINGTON - A chunk of Antarctic ice about seven times the size of Manhattan suddenly collapsed, putting an even greater portion of glacial ice at risk, scientists said Tuesday.

Satellite images show the runaway disintegration of a 160-square-mile chunk in western Antarctica, which started Feb. 28. It was the edge of the Wilkins ice shelf and has been there for hundreds, maybe 1,500 years.

The rest of the Wilkins ice shelf, which is about the size of Connecticut, is holding on by a narrow beam of thin ice. Scientists worry that it too may collapse. Larger, more dramatic ice collapses occurred in 2002 and 1995.

Vaughan had predicted the Wilkins shelf would collapse about 15 years from now. The part that recently gave way makes up about 4 percent of the overall shelf, but it's an important part that can trigger further collapse.

On the Net:

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The British Antarctic Survey:

Full article

Amero: Our New Currency. Dollar eliminated

First the Euro, Now the Amero! Will the Dollar be Eliminated?

March 24, 2008

When one talks of the potential North American Union, the NAFTA Superhighway, the Amero and such, most Americans look at them with glazed over eyes or as if they are nut-cases. Not that this anything new, but there is some bad stuff coming down the highway and Americans had best awaken to their awful state of affairs. Sometimes we can learn form what others from outside our country are saying to get a better picture of the future. Here we have the former President of Mexico spilling a few beans; read and learn from CNN’s Larry King live with Vicente Fox:

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox confirmed the existence of a plan conceived with President Bush to create a new regional currency in the Americas, in an interview last night on CNN’s “Larry King Live.”

It possibly was the first time a leader of Mexico, Canada or the U.S. openly confirmed a plan for a regional currency. Fox explained the current regional trade agreement that encompasses the Western Hemisphere is intended to evolve into other previously hidden aspects of integration.

According to a transcript published by CNN, King, near the end of the broadcast, asked Fox a question e-mailed from a listener, a Ms. Gonzalez from Elizabeth, N.J.: “Mr. Fox, I would like to know how you feel about the possibility of having a Latin America united with one currency?”

Fox answered in the affirmative, indicating it was a long-term plan. He admitted he and President Bush had agreed to pursue the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas – a free-trade zone extending throughout the Western Hemisphere, suggesting part of the plan was to institute eventually a regional currency.

“Long term, very long term,” he said. “What we proposed together, President Bush and myself, it’s ALCA, which is a trade union for all the Americas.”

ALCA is the acronym for the Area de Libre Comercio de las Am?ricas, the name of the FTAA in Spanish.

King, evidently startled by Fox’s revelation of the currency, asked pointedly, “It’s going to be like the euro dollar (sic), you mean?”

“Well, that would be long, long term,” Fox repeated.

Fox noted the FTAA plan had been thwarted by Hugo Chavez, the radical socialist president of Venezuela.

“Everything was running fluently until Hugo Chavez came,” Fox commented. “He decided to combat the idea and destroy the idea.”

Fox explained that he and Bush intended to proceed incrementally, establishing FTAA as an economic agreement first and waiting to create an amero-type currency later – a plan he also suggested was in place for NAFTA itself.

“I think the process to go, first step is trading agreement,” Fox said. “And then further on, a new vision, like we are trying to do with NAFTA.”

Fox’s reply to the CNN viewer was captured in a clip posted on CNN posted video of the interview but did not include the segment with questions from viewers.

Last week, WND reported, a Canadian company that specializes in global banking strategies and currency consulting, is advising clients the amero may be the currency of North America within 10 years.

Coin designer Daniel Carr has issued for sale a series of private-issue fantasy pattern amero coins that have drawn attention on the Internet.

WND also reported the African Union is moving down the path of regional economic integration, with the African Central Bank planning to create the “Gold Mandela” as a single African continental currency by 2010.

The Council on Foreign Relations has supported regional and global currencies designed to replace nationally issued currencies.

In an article in the May/June issue of Foreign Affairs, entitled “The End of National Currency,” CFR economist Benn Steil asserts the dollar is a temporary currency.

Steil concluded “countries should abandon monetary nationalism,” moving to adopt regional currencies, on the road to a global “one world currency.”

WND previously reported Steve Previs, a vice president at Jeffries International Ltd. in London, said the amero “is the proposed new currency for the North American Community which is being developed right now between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.”

A video clip of the CNBC interview in November with Jeffries is now available at

WND also has reported a continued slide in the value of the dollar on world currency markets could set up conditions in which the adoption of the amero as a North American currency gains momentum.

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NYSE Arca Pre Market

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Wednesday, Mar 26, 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)

Tuesday's Close Current Price Pct Chng Current NYSE Arca Vol



( 20%)







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

Based on Dollar Volume: Based on Share Volume:
Dollar Volume
Share Volume

NYSE Arca Morning Update

Pre Market Trading - Gaps

Gapping up:

CLWR +26.8%, MOT +12.5%, S +9.0%, GOLD +4.6%, HMY +3.8%, ARTC +3.7%, AAUK +3.5%, RIO +3.0%, PAL +3.0%, MT +2.9%, VVTV +2.5%, LMC +2.2%, RTP +2.0%, AKNS +1.7%, TXT +1.6%, ABX +1.0%...

Gapping down:

CCU -23.2%, JBL -11.2%, CHIC -11.1%, SAI -3.7%, SEED -3.2%, CORS -2.9%, CSIQ -2.6%, C -2.4%, RBS -2.2%, PFCB -2.2%, MER -1.8%, CIT -1.7%, HBC -1.2%, UBS -1.1%, BAC -1.0%.

Pre-Market - NASDAQ Premarket

NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Advanced

Active Share Volume Declined


Company Name

Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change


Clearwire Corporation
$13.39 $16.10 20.24% 59,410

China Sunergy Co., Ltd.
$7.63 $8.25 8.13% 13,522

Openwave Systems Inc
$2.63 $2.78 5.70% 31,050

Randgold Resources Limited
$47.25 $49.03 3.77% 6,584

LM Ericsson Telephone Company
$18.65 $19 1.88% 52,680

Oracle Corporation
$21.08 $21.44 1.71% 25,633

eBay Inc.
$29.40 $29.83 1.46% 4,400

Capstone Turbine Corporation
$2.12 $2.14 0.94% 8,210

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
$12.65 $12.75 0.79% 5,200

Alvarion Ltd.
$6.90 $6.93 0.43% 6,000

As of 3/26/2008 8:06:41 AM

NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Declined

Active Share Volume Advanced


Company Name

Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change


E*TRADE Financial Corporation
$4.20 $4.11 2.14% 5,383

Cisco Systems, Inc.
$25.75 $25.42 1.28% 8,730

American Capital Strategies, Ltd.
$36.41 $36.15 0.71% 56,600

Microsoft Corporation
$29.14 $29 0.48% 3,590

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1
$44.83 $44.62 0.47% 335,925

Yahoo! Inc.
$28.73 $28.60 0.45% 4,784

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.
$3.09 $3.08 0.32% 13,465

Research in Motion Limited
$115.95 $115.65 0.26% 10,905

Apple Inc.
$140.98 $140.62 0.26% 20,329

As of 3/26/2008 8:06:14 AM

Pre-Market - NASDAQ Premarket

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