Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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Microchips in dustbins spy on three million


By Brendan Carlin, Political Correspondent
Last Updated: 2:20am BST 24/05/2007


More than three million households in Britain have rubbish bins equipped with "waste stealth tax" technology, it was claimed last night.

Rubbish bins: Microchips in bins spy on 3m homes
The microchips could be used to charge households for the amount of non-recyclable waste produced

Ahead of today's publication of the Government's national waste strategy, a survey revealed that 68 town halls have spent millions of pounds buying bins with microchips.

The figure is double previous estimates and will fuel fears that Labour has been moving secretly towards a European-style "bin tax".

The microchips, together with reading equipment which could be installed in refuse lorries, would allow councils to weigh each household's rubbish. The system could eventually be used to charge households for the amount of non-recyclable waste they produce, which currently has to be buried in landfill sites.

Britain is the only major European country not to have separate charges for refuse collection. But there are fears that any new system could cost an average of £20 a month for each home.
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An opinion poll for the Channel 4 Despatches programme to be shown tonight, reveals that almost two in three people - 62 per cent - oppose the idea of a "pay as you throw" rubbish tax. . . .

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Bottom Fish


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In the Northwest Airlines (NWACQ) bankruptcy, hedge funds such as Owl Creek Asset Management have bought Northwest equity and shorted the bonds, a reversal of the common assumption that equity holders are the losers in bankruptcy cases. Owl Creek is betting that Northwest, which filed for bankruptcy protection in 2005, will be acquired, giving it another shot at life and boosting the value of its stock. The shares, which now trade over-the-counter, once traded above $50. Last week, they hit a low of 8¢, and finished at 16¢ on May 7. Owl Creek declined comment.

Parental Alienation Syndrome


Parental Alienation Syndrome - What The Legal Profession Should Know

L.F. Lowenstein
Medico-Legal Journal (1999) Vol.66 Part 4, 151-161

Introduction
I have been involved in and out of the legal system with the process of PAS, and propose to answer the questions outlined, in the most simple terms. I will try to explain to those faced with PAS in cases of marital disharmony, marriage guidance, divorce proceedings, the legal system and evaluation of children and adults involved and suggest how to reverse some of the tragic consequences before they reach a court of law or during the proceedings in a court of law.

Although I will be responding to the questions posed briefly and succinctly, I will try not to over simplify this complex subject. However, there are wider and more comprehensive texts available which consider the complex phenomena of PAS (see Bibliography).

1. What is the Parent Alienation Syndrome (PAS)?
PAS is not a new phenomenon. It has been practised for as long as marital or relationship conflicts have occurred. It is the conscious action, although sometimes deemed unconscious by some psychologists and psychiatrists, of one parent turning against another to oust the other parent from the affection, love, respect or regard by children which both parents bore. It is most effectively used against younger, passive children and is rather less effective with older and more assertive children.

It is unlikely to occur in a stable harmonious relationship between parents. The couple who are at ease, even happy, with one another will tend to engender love for their children. They will encourage children to regard the other parent favourably They will work together to bring up their children appropriately with socialised standards of behaviour. Such children have the advantage of knowing they come from a secure base, of being loved by both parents and in turn, feeling the same way towards them. In some cases even where marital disharmony occurs PAS does not occur and parents continue to foster good relations with their children and with the other partner and their children. . . .

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Murrey Blows "Expert's" Minds


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Murrey Makes Future Predictions at AAPTA Meeting:


Murrey makes future predictions at AAPTA Meeting: Fort Worth, TEXAS April 13,2007 to (25) geniuses of Indicators

Murrey was invited by the Board of directors of the AAPTA to let them "see" the (only) new Logic Based Math: Fractal Formula "presented" to the Investing Technical Arena since 1920 when Gann confused everyone by forcing them to start a 100% false premise: all random market extremes on highs or lows are (exact) reverses, not panic sell offs or good feelings about markets selling at 1,400 to one earnings ratio as they did March 17 2000.

Murrey was the 1st to speak and he said: "There are no random market reverses since Oct. 09 1942."

The crowd of (25) Indicator geniuses were livid.

Murrey told the group: "the S&P 500 is getting near 1,500 soon, so you can predict every reverse (up to) (17) off 1,500.

They wanted to know how it could be done.

Bijan stood up and said: "Don't make predictions let the software do it, like you did in Oct. 09 1999 in Beverly hills, California when you called the (exact) high reversal the 1st time up at 1,468.75 off your birthday on Oct.. 09 1999 when it was at 1,434.75."

Murrey smiled and thanked him for remembering these past charts (exactly) from 1999, when we are trading in the same charts today: Greenpeace Traders Recycle past Charts: save the paper ride Secretariat: 1972.

They asked Murrey how it could predict the future reverses?

Murrey said: Take 10 plus (5) and add them together and arrive at 15.

5 x 3 = 15: move the decimal over two and you have 1,500. it will be the future balance point MM 4/8th of each MM 15.625 points above or below 1,500. 3.90625 will be each MM 1/8th.

Murrey told the crowd of geniuses the worst news they could ever hear: "Markets don't reverse off the extremes as you were shamed to believe, but are recoiling on either side of the MM 4/8th, so they know to reverse off + 3/8th or - 3/8th or + 5/8th or - 5/8th moves from it Harmonic Balance price point."

Bijan stood and hollered out: "Wait just a minute, I am the one who told you in 1999 the MM 7/8th was the best place to go short." The (25) geniuses were really pissed to see Murrey and Bijan agreeing on MM. Bijan said: "Don't tell us how to predict future market reverses, we don't do it and we are not here for that, we just want to know how your software works."

Murrey said: "I coach market investors to watch the VIX Index and the (exact) MM Trading Line and find it the VIX is on a MM 1/8th Yellow or 7/8th Yellow and we know we are ready for a small reverse (at least)."

This group was confused since Murrey never placed any (late) Indicators in his software program.

Murrey told the group of (25) genius investors he instructed his students to look at (only) VIX, TRIN, ADV- DEC and TICK set to MM Trading lines, plus Murrey's (4) exact Binary Bands and don't look at John Dillinger's shot gun bands, which cost you too wide a stops and you can't make up enough profits to pay off the "losers."

May 2006: CBOE

Education Department:

Approved by Mr. James Batman, PHD, MBA and has written two books on trading and options

Murrey "presents" VIX, Trin, ADV-DEC and Tick to class so you can quit using Indicators which are late.

The group of (25) geniuses got together just after lunch and had a secret meeting: they came back and refused to believe any two markets were anything but random in their reverses.

Murrey asked them what they had most of their monies in, but he already knew it was Bonds.

Murrey pulled their minds (legs) by baiting them and let them talk for 30 minutes about how no one or no exact formula could record exact reverses of any market. Murrey had them by the short stares from across the room.

Murrey pulled up a chart of the 30 Year Bonds and the (raw) Interest Rates.

They hollered: "Foul play; you set us up."

They looked at the US 30 Year Bonds: MM - 2/8th = 104.6875.

They looked at (raw) Interest Rates: MM 0/8th = 4.6875%

The ratio of these two markets was exactly 1:16 and every reverse in Interest Rates signaled a reverse in the US 30 Year Bonds with no words or conversation over the Internet "taprooms of gossip."

The US 30 Year Bonds reversed (exactly) off Murrey's 7/8th and Murrey's - 1/8th which was down exactly - 8/8th.

What kind of a fool would make a fool of Murrey (Math)?

Show your friends how these markets are reversing off random numbers!

After lunch the group asked Murrey to show them how: 1) Soybeans, S&P 100 or Gold could be running to the same numbers. Murrey smiled and obliged with more proof (charts) set to MM Trading lines, hoping they would reverse off the same Yellow MM lines. What were the odds Murrey would lose? Don't bet against the man.

Gold: Soybeans and S&P 100 were trading on the same lines: MM 0/8th 625 to MM 8/8th 687.50 or MM 0/8th at 500.00 and MM 8/8th at 750.00. How could anyone see these reverses as "random guess?"

The group broke off into another "secret" meeting to find out from the different board members who were experts at finding knock-off versions of MM Trading Lines to secure it without Murrey knowing: why pay for knowledge when you can download it free off the Internet? They were thrilled to "steal" others' work for free.

Everyone was happy after they found out how to get it free: is more fun; it costs money to fly to Fort Worth, Texas for another three days of late Indicators and Tartly percentages no one uses or understands.

25 geniuses couldn't figure out Bartley Percentages in 25 years.

The group listened for over one hour and not one person asked a question or looked interested to know.

No one stole the Bartley Software since he offered to let you steal it for free. Who requested it?

Snake Oil is sold and bought by "snakes" in the pulpit from Tennessee Snake handler preachers (religion).

Bijan sent Murrey an E Mail saying his comments were equal to a snake oil salesperson who kept saying Murrey Math works, when everyone had already downloaded the knock-off versions. Murrey loves it when more traders join his team of winners; it makes our reverses more dependable, thanks.

Murrey has (3) Hedge Fund Managers flying to Tennessee for "snake oil" anointing by Murrey's Holy Smokies."

You must laugh at yourself at your "current" age against what you looked like at (17). were you so sure you knew all markets would (not) be random your entire life?

Each generation cleans out the trash of the last errors of intent; are we running out of time to repent?

Relax up and don't ever change anything except your back swing or the way you Putt.

Golf Question: Would you have gone for the pin on (17) to win, or would you have gone for the pay check?

Remember the 30 million people are watching you think: random money or (exact) name on the trophy.

If you got paid for just coming close with random guess who cares who is the best at anything?

Synergistic Trading Newsletter

Synergistic Trading Newsletter: "Using Joe Granville's 'On Balance Volume' (OBV) to Your Trading Advantage

by Jim Wyckoff

Still another 'secondary' trading tool in my 'Trading Toolbox' is the On Balance Volume indicator (OBV), developed by Joe Granville, the respected stock market trader and analyst.

OBV is calculated as the continuous consecutive sum of volumes, whereby the entire volume of a day is added to the volume of the previous trading session’s OBV, if today’s closing price is above that of the previous session. Should the closing price be below that of the previous session, the day’s volume is subtracted. Unchanged closing prices have no effect on the OBV--the volume is neither added nor subtracted.

Granville OBV


The OBV study indicates whether money is flowing into or out of a market. Based on Granville’s principle, changing trends in the price of the underlying market are anticipated by trend changes in the OBV indicator. The theory is that one can see the flow of 'smart money' into a market by an increase in the OBV. As soon as the public moves into the market, both the market and the OBV will surge ahead.

The OBV indicator shows an upward trend whenever a new high or low exceeds the previous one. In the opposite case, a lower high or low indicates a downtrend. The changing in the OBV from an upward to a downward trend is called a breakout.

Importantly, in the OBV analysis, it is assumed that OBV breakouts precede the market breakouts, but that there is very little time for a trader to react. This study is not a timing tool. Rather, it monitors market sentiment, and it can alert you to a changing market situation. This alert may be used as a signal to taking a long position on upside breakouts, and selling short when the OBV makes a downside breakout. Traders usually hold the position until the trend changes.

Once a trend has been established, it remains until it is broken. This happens when a downward trend changes to an upward trend and vice versa, or when a trend changes to a choppy, sideways movement for more than three days. If a market changes from an uptrend to a sideways trend, and remains non-trending for two days only and then reverses to an uptrend again, the market is considered being in an uptrend as before.

It should be noted that the OBV indicator does not work on intra-day charts.

Granville has a book, "The New Commodity Trading Systems and Methods" that has more details on this and other indicators.

That is it for this week.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Why giving a compliment is a dying art


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Last Updated: 12:01am BST 18/05/2007


Men have become too concerned about political correctness to give a compliment to the opposite sex, according to a survey.

Their concerns are backed by 65 per cent of women who suspect there is nothing innocent behind a flattering remark from a work colleague or new acquaintance.

While 89 per cent of women loved to receive a compliment, 67 per cent felt uncomfortable if it came from anybody other than their partner.

advertisementSadly, 12 per cent said no one had paid them a compliment in the past three months, the poll for Loire Valley White Wines found.

Christine Webber, a relationship expert, said: "While it may seem somewhat frivolous, a compliment is in fact a vital ingredient for well-being.

"The trick though is to be able to pay someone a compliment and make them feel good about themselves, rather than coming over as smarmy or, worse, a bit lecherous."



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"This plan injects more uncertainty and panic into a system that is already out of equilibrium. "

--Chicken Little

Thursday, May 17, 2007

verbal learning and memory skills most likely to be disrupted


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Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews
Volume 16, Issue 5 , Pages 308 - 315
Published Online: 22 Aug 2000
Copyright © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.




Review Article


Why is learning and memory dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes limited to older adults?
Christopher M. Ryan *, Michelle Geckle
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

email: Christopher M. Ryan (ryancm@msx.upmc.edu)

*Correspondence to Christopher M. Ryan, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, 3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

Funded by:
National Institutes of Health; Grant Number: R01-DK39629

Keywords
memory; cognitive dysfunction; Type 2 diabetes


Abstract

Review of the literature on the cognitive correlates and consequences of Type 2 diabetes reveals two very intriguing findings. Not only are verbal learning and memory skills most likely to be disrupted as compared to other cognitive skills (e.g. attention, executive function; psychomotor efficiency), but these mnestic deficits appear to be restricted to individuals with diabetes who are older than 60-65 years of age. Middle-aged adults with either Type 2 or Type 1 diabetes are apparently protected insofar as researchers have only infrequently reported learning and memory impairments in that age group. Why do older adults have such an increased risk of diabetes-associated memory dysfunction? In our view, this phenomenon is a consequence of a synergistic interaction between diabetes-related metabolic derangements and the structural and functional changes occurring in the central nervous system (CNS) that are part of the normal ageing process. To critically evaluate that possibility, we summarise what is known about learning and memory dysfunction in the adult with diabetes, examine the extent to which chronic hyperglycaemia may adversely affect the integrity of the CNS, and selectively review the literature on age-associated changes in brain morphology and cognitive function, paying special attention to the threshold theory of cognitive impairment. Copyright © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.



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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Massengill Commisson


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Good Lord!

We have a staff member who does not know the difference between and automatic weapon and a handgun?

We have a female Commissioner who asks the police witness if there is a central registry for firearms? And, why not?

We have a staffer ask the police witness, what is the rationale or public policy for exempting state licensees from purchasing more than one gun in a 30 day period?

We have a witness declare that it is "obvious" the reason for handgun killings is the "easy availability" of firearms, and there is no one there to point out that up until today, in the history of the United States and the British Colonies of North America, firearms have always been more available and less restricted than they are now.

Don't we deserve a commission of people who know something about the issue, the history of firearms regulation, or who have at least thought about it before today?

Friday, May 11, 2007

On the Cuff...


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"Seemingly (credit) is a perpetual motion machine; but one day the lever will go into reverse, and the value of total credit will shrink as dollar prices collapse."
- Bob Prechter, The Elliott Wave Theorist, May 2007

As calls for Dow 14,000, Dow 15,000 and higher flood the media while any talk of credit inflation is tossed to the compost heap, it's increasingly evident – and not surprising – that there are few bears in sight. It couldn't be clearer that investor optimism abounds, setting astonishing records in recent months. Yet not once in history have the financial markets taken extreme credit inflation as a sign of anything but an impending deep and debilitating decline. There's something so obviously wrong with this picture.

In the May 2007 issue of The Elliott Wave Theorist, Bob Prechter talks about the ultimate affects of a credit society in a way that you won't hear from any other source. As one of Bob's most detailed Theorists on the financial markets, this is a must-read issue...

Monday, May 07, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

whocalled.us

VOIP?


whocalled.us: "Who Called Us
Hello (170.112.1.251)
The phone is ringing, and I don't recognize the number,
All Caller ID says is, 'NAME UNAVAILABLE'.
Please help me figure out who is calling and what they want"

May Day


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We have an immigration activist calling for the "boycott" who says that general strikes have long symbolic history for social justice...

"Social justice" has been used since hippy years in relation to race relations, but the truth is that it is a phrase signifying socialism. "Justice" alone is a perfectly good word to describe what we seek universally as just people. "Racial justice" or equity is a good term for countering racism and prejudice.

"Economic justice" even, is a better term for opportunity and fairness, but for the activists doesn't carry the import, significance and doctrine coded into the term "social justice." The fact is "social justice" to them means socialism, and this boycott, general strike of the U.S. economy is a strike for socialism, a demonstration for the leftmost solution, an open alignment between the purported interests of illegal aliens and radical socialism on May Day.

They don't say it, because many of those they would have march do not believe or understand socialism, but that is what these alien leaders are trying to achieve. This really IS an external threat from alien nations to our democratic republic and our economic system which has made us the most successful nation in the world as measured by real per capita income and quality of living.

They would pull us down to the Third World in order to pull the poorest, most bankrupt and most backward societies up one thin sliver of marginality on the spectrum. They are failures at economics and failures at math.

Let's be clear and call a spade, a spade. It is MayDay and it is Socialism.

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