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  • Seeking Alpha's Election Overview [View article]
    He (Mr. Lee) doesn't get it, .....not his fault, as he isn't here on the Hill to understand how this machine works. USG is exempt, here's why:

    The political relationship between the District of Columbia and the states of the Union has been a great mystery to most people. The District of Columbia has been a federal territory since the Constitution was ratified in 1791.

    Today, there's a new flag flying over the District of
    Columbia, but it’s not the old red, white and blue American
    flag. In 1982, the District of Columbia established itself as the
    State of New Columbia, complete with a brand-new
    constitution that bears no resemblance to the Constitution
    for the united States of America. The State of New Columbia is NOT the same entity as the City of Washington D.C.

    The District of Columbia recently became a trust territory of
    the United Nations, and the independent State of New
    Columbia in 1982, by a majority vote of the electors of the
    District of Columbia.

    We (Washington insiders) are well aware that the name of the
    District of Columbia was changed to the State of New
    Columbia when its new constitution was passed by a 61,405
    to 54,964 vote ratified by 116,000 “electors” in Washington
    D.C., not by any vote put to the U.S. citizens at large, on
    November 2, 1982. * (A “Constitution for the State of New Columbia (as the new state will be called),” was approved by duly elected delegates from the District of Columbia on May 29, 1982, and adopted by a vote of the people of the District of Columbia in an election held November 2, 1982. The Constitution and a petition for Statehood was transmitted by the Mayor of Washington, DC to the Congress of the United States on September 9, 1983.)

    Note: Electors, (not U.S. citizens), voted on the State
    of New Columbia constitution. Now, you know who really
    has the power, nu?

    It’s a self-governing, municipal body politic which is not a
    signatory to the U.S. Constitution, nor bound to its terms, rather exempt from them, New Columbia operates subject to no law except its own, the municipal law of the District of Columbia.

    In addition the District of Columbia, (not being a state of the Union), is a “trust territory.” A trust territory is defined in the sixth edition of Black’s Law Dictionary as “a territory or colony placed under administration of a country by the United Nations.”

    In essence, Washington D.C., the District of Columbia, has
    been re-named the “State of New Columbia” and placed
    under the administration of a country (i.e., United States
    Inc.,) by the United Nations. The State of New Columbia is not only a super-state (like City of London and Vatican), but a field of commerce, governed by merchants and driven by consumers using increasingly electronic ways of doing business. The rules on this new playing field are the “municipal laws” of the District of Columbia and the State of New Columbia.

    Know the country, Mr. Lee........it knows you.
    Nov 15, 2012. 05:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fiscal Cliff... Of 1937 [View article]
    Exactly.

    All he had to do was badmouth Wall St.(same people who he took money off of), and he won the 99% (which includes 100% of the uneducated) easy pickings, as you said.

    Frog / boiling water test.

    And the sick part is, this is the 2nd time in less that 75 years, that a charismatic Socialist has his hand on the gas handle, nu?

    Shalom
    Nov 15, 2012. 03:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors Don't Understand Apple's Math - A Mistake [View article]
    Comment of the Year, hands down. Our mantra has been that the stock is 10X overpriced.
    Nov 15, 2012. 03:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Why The Recent Drop Is Unjustified [View article]
    HPQ, IBM, MSFT, PAYX or was it meant rhetorically?
    Nov 15, 2012. 03:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. will surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's largest oil producer by 2017 and become "all but (energy) self-sufficient" by 2030, the IEA predicts in its annual World Energy Outlook. The forecast highlights how the U.S. shale revolution is changing the energy sector, although analysts warn that the nature of shale production means that the growth the IEA predicts isn't guaranteed. [View news story]
    PT,
    CENTCOM cannot ask SOCOM to stand down. SOCOM exists outside of the normal chain of command, and is not a subordinate command to CENTCOM, fact.

    As a retired Veteran, I can assure you that CENTCOM report directly to Joint Chiefs (JCS), while SOCOM reports DIRECTLY to the, POTUS, AND SECDEF (outside the normal chain of command).

    (U.S. Special Operations Command prepares assigned forces to carry out special operations, psychological operations and civil affairs missions as required. Also, the command plans for and conducts special operations if directed by the POTUS or the SECDEF. These operations may / may not be conducted in peacetime or during hostile actions against a known / unknown enemy of the US, and do not require Congressional approval, nor their knowledge.)
    Nov 14, 2012. 03:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha's Election Overview [View article]
    Mr. Lee,

    Bringing cogent argument is the most effective means of debating a subject, the second would be having first hand knowledge of the subject. You are about to experience both of them, enjoy.

    It is a record of fact, that the United States Federal Government, has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act on March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719; declared by President Roosevelt, being both "bankrupt and insolvent."

    Here is another record of fact for you:

    TITLE 31 > SUBTITLE IV > CHAPTER 51 > SUB-CHAPTER II > Sec. 5118

    (2) ''public debt obligation'' means a domestic obligation issued or guaranteed by the United States Government to repay money or interest.

    Title 31 USC 3123 makes a statutory pledge of the United States government to:

    TITLE 31 , SUBTITLE III , CHAPTER 31 , SUBCHAPTER II , Sec. 3123.

    - Payment of obligations and interest on the public debt

    - (a) The faith of the United States Government is pledged to pay, in legal tender, principal and interest on the obligations of the Government issued under this chapter.

    *As we see, in the laws of equity, both Constitutionally and statutorily, the United States CANNOT borrow or pledge the property and wealth of its private citizens, put at risk as collateral for its currency and credit, without legally giving them remedy for recovery of what is due them on their risk.

    The government is able to do this with our implied consent, because it has provided us such a remedy.

    The provisions for this are found in the same act of “Public Policy” HJR-192, public law 73-10, that suspended the gold standard for our currency, abrogated the right to demand payment in gold, and then redefined the terms “coin or currency” and “legal tender” to include federal reserve notes and “notes of national banking associations”, both backed by the same thing: the credit of the nation, i.e., the real substance of the American citizenry.

    Since the institution of these events, for practical purposes of commercial exchange, there has been no actual money in circulation by which debt owed from one party to another can actually be repaid, doesn't exist.

    All US currency since that time is only credit against the real property, wealth and assets belonging to the private soverign American people, taken and/or ‘pledged’ by THE UNITED STATES to its secondary creditors as security.

    Federal Reserve Notes, although made legal tender for all debts public and private in the reorganization, can only discharge a debt. Debt must be “paid” with value or substance (i.e. gold, silver, barter or a commodity). For this reason HJR-192 (1933), which established the “public policy” of our current monetary system, repeatedly uses the technical term of “discharge” in conjunction with “payment” in laying out public policy for the new system.

    A debt currency system cannot pay debt, impossible.

    So from 1933 to the present, commerce in the corporate UNITED STATES and among sub-corporate subject entities has had only bank notes and other debt note instruments by which debt can be discharged and transferred in different forms. The unpaid debt, created and/or expanded on by the plan now carries a public liability for collection in that when debt is discharged with debt instruments, (Federal Reserve Notes included), by our commerce, debt is inadvertently being expanded instead of being cancelled, thus increasing the public debt. A situation such as this is potentially fatal to any economy.

    My "historical" reality is indeed quite accurate.
    Nov 13, 2012. 06:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Why The Recent Drop Is Unjustified [View article]
    Well done. Always tell it like it is. The APPL defenders are a market anomaly.
    Nov 13, 2012. 06:15 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. will surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's largest oil producer by 2017 and become "all but (energy) self-sufficient" by 2030, the IEA predicts in its annual World Energy Outlook. The forecast highlights how the U.S. shale revolution is changing the energy sector, although analysts warn that the nature of shale production means that the growth the IEA predicts isn't guaranteed. [View news story]
    Exactly the opposite of reality.

    The US Oil Strategy since the end of WWII, has been to use everyone else's oil, and save our own. It is no secret that the US is sitting on proven reserves that could power the planet without skipping a beat for the next 300+ years at the current growth rate.

    The US should isolate itself, sooner than later. We can use our own oil, and ignore them. After 24 hrs they (also rans) would go nuts.

    You can't have a Superbowl with only one team, right? We quit, everything stops dead.
    Nov 13, 2012. 04:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEO-in-waiting Christopher Kubasik has resigned after violating company ethics due to a close personal relationship with a subordinate, Lockheed Martin (LMT) says. The board has tapped Marillyn Hewson to replace him as president and COO, and to become CEO on Jan. 1. LMT -0.7% AH. [View news story]
    As reported by all Major Newswires:

    "Meanwhile, Lockheed Martin’s Corporation (NYSE:LMT) options trading surged wherein approximately 57,000 puts changed hands before the announcement of Kubasik’s resignation on November 9. Ophir Gotlieb, managing director of Livevol Inc commented, “This is either a one in 1,000 random event or an egregious example of improprieties trading based on non-public information. Nothing is certain, but the odds certainly point toward the latter.”

    (Calls were coming through NY before the announcement, and the smart traders left it alone, was spotted as a bear trap early on.)

    Yeah, nobody saw it coming.

    Just as everyone on the Hill knew about the Petraeus story, and it was killed not only to save the Social-Democratic Party re-election, but also to be used as a tool to keep him (Petraeus) from having to testify before Congress. This is so common now, a 5 year old could spot the pattern. If you want to know who's having an affair in DC, book lunch at Charlie Palmer's, Capital Grille, or Monocle, OH..... don't bring the wife, eh?

    $100 say 3 more "romantic events" are announced before the end of the week. Republicans have a list, and they are whipping out the big artillery first.
    Nov 13, 2012. 03:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. authorities are investigating Barclays (BCS) over whether it made improper payments in 2009 to obtain a license to operate a wealth-management arm and investment bank in Saudi Arabia, the FT reports. The probes adds to a number of other inquiries Barclays faces, including over payments made to Qatar in 2008 during a cash call and manipulation of U.S. power markets. [View news story]
    If you're going to investigate Barclays for that, you had better start checking every major investment bank for the same reason. UAE also saw the departure of some heavyweights within the last 90 days.

    http://bit.ly/Sfkoa5
    Nov 12, 2012. 10:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEO-in-waiting Christopher Kubasik has resigned after violating company ethics due to a close personal relationship with a subordinate, Lockheed Martin (LMT) says. The board has tapped Marillyn Hewson to replace him as president and COO, and to become CEO on Jan. 1. LMT -0.7% AH. [View news story]
    It's just a new burn notice format, nothing to do with bedding subordinates. Unfortunately, sex still sells and makes headlines, in the hope people will now believe Lockheed has achieved transparency, .......yeah right.

    Kubasik was expected to lead under a Romney Administration, as that didn't happen, Lockheed bumped him, nothing personal, just business. The current administration's phony troop draw downs, mean creating the illusion that you are axing new projects due to a smaller budget, when actually you are just trading those troop deployments for the option of: unmanned systems.

    Putting in a female "She-E-O" (Hewson) in his place, looks like a "democratic female quota" event, when really it's just a sugar coated "pro forma" act to cover up what they plan next, knowing as long as a female is there, people are less likely to start to dig*.

    *Take for example, the upcoming emergency budget allowances needed for the ballistic missile and air defense systems for the US / Israel / Iran conflict (THAAD). Lockheed plays a pivotal role in Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) program (now operational across 17 time zones) that needs to be pushed trough without resistance.

    Financial false flags seem to fool the 99% most of the time, so why not one more time? It's all about the packaging, good luck Ms. Hewson.
    Nov 12, 2012. 10:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Though analysts have come to its defense this morning, Apple (AAPL -1.9%) can't catch a break - shares now trade at 8.2x FY13E EPS (exc. cash). The decline comes as signs emerge Apple is taking new steps to vertically integrate: Digitimes reports Apple is now directly placing orders with material suppliers, who traditionally interact with manufacturers, and Horace Dediu theorizes Apple may have invested ~$2B in Sharp's display production. He also notes Apple's off-balance-sheet manufacturing/component purchase commitments have risen to $21.1B[View news story]
    250 Mil iPhone 5's only to Chinese people, Americans, (especially the "99% 'ers") can't give out $699 for a cell phone.
    Nov 12, 2012. 03:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Apple Weren't A Tech Stock? [View article]
    Nice article, Mr. Carnevale.

    The problem is not only is US Trade Policy changing, but US Security Policy is also changing, and China will take the hit, (geographically speaking), leaving APPL bleeding and running away from the scene of the crash. This is the biggest problem for APPL.

    As long as APPL continues to produce in China, it can only bee seen as a liability, full stop.

    This is no secret, we have been in policy meetings for 120 days + on this issue, one of the largest "to do" boxes waited to be ticked.

    When the larger US investors have had enough, and finally decide to run this stock into the wall on a short, it will result in Chinese job losses (FOXCONN) and falling export numbers for China. the real goal here.

    APPL is a hot potato, nothing more. ALL hot potatoes are eventually dropped, right?
    Nov 9, 2012. 05:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Though analysts have come to its defense this morning, Apple (AAPL -1.9%) can't catch a break - shares now trade at 8.2x FY13E EPS (exc. cash). The decline comes as signs emerge Apple is taking new steps to vertically integrate: Digitimes reports Apple is now directly placing orders with material suppliers, who traditionally interact with manufacturers, and Horace Dediu theorizes Apple may have invested ~$2B in Sharp's display production. He also notes Apple's off-balance-sheet manufacturing/component purchase commitments have risen to $21.1B[View news story]
    Every stock's share price is manipulated, that's how the market works, write that down.

    Who is making money on this?

    Well, anyone smart enough and ruthless enough to lay at least $1 MIL USD down on the table, being fully prepared to kiss it goodbye without even blinking, that is "who " is making money.

    That is TRUE investing, do not follow the lessons of wannabe "fantasy day traders" who treat the market as their personal online poker room, who cry "ad nauseam" about falling share price (APPL fans), because they didn't know when to get out.

    It's not the iPhone 5 carrying REIT dividend guys, who can't afford the SUV or mortgage they barely make every month, hoping those crappy dividends they keep bragging about will allow them to order a pizza for the kids once a week, and golf on a municipal course with burnt up fairways and flooded greens.

    You buy stock for control of a company, and hopefully, that control drives value and thereby increases share price. If it doesn't, then you run it into the ground on a short, ....again....., knowing when to get out.

    Timing and chutzpah, that's the key.
    Nov 9, 2012. 05:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fox, CBS, NBC call the presidential race for incumbent Barack Obama after multiple networks call Ohio for the president. Updated: S&P e-Mini futures look priced in: -0.47%; The dollar -0.47% against euro, -0.41% against Swiss franc. Updated 11:38 p.m: AP calls the race for Obama. S&P futures -0.58%; the dollar -0.41% against euro; -0.2% against pound; -0.39% against Swiss franc. [View news story]
    As CNBC reported: "Only because the Republicans were at work, instead of at the voting stations."

    * Professor Alexander Fraser Tytler, nearly two centuries ago, had this to say about Democracy: " A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of Government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that Democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always followed by a Dictatorship." Ask Germany how that worked out for them, nu?

    A democracy is majority rule, and is destructive of liberty because there is no law to prevent the majority from trampling on individual rights. Whatever the majority says, goes. A lynch mob is an example of pure democracy in action. There is only one dissenting vote, and that is cast by the person at the end of the rope.

    .........as opposed to a Republic..............

    Republic:Authority is derived through the election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them.Attitude toward property is respect for laws and individual rights, and a sensible economic procedure.Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences.

    * Sadly, the 99%, includes 100% of the "uneducated".

    (uneducated means people who didn't go to university, and washed up Hollywood types trying to get Press in a vain attempt at "self aggrandizement", and THAT, means trying to make themselves sound more important than they are.)
    Nov 7, 2012. 05:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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