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Nothing to see here. That was merely the command for the algos to close the market over 1,150 in binary (32 bit - this particular SPARC still has not upgraded to Windows 7 Media Edition, 64 bit) . Move along.

 


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Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:02 | Link to Comment SV
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1150.25

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:08 | Link to Comment SV
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1149.99 - LOL!!

Tyler, they do this to mock your post - you know that right?

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:23 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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To those who desperately wish to believe there is no manipulation, the closing at 1249.99 is proof, PROOF dammit, that there's no manipulation.

Now Dorothy, close your eyes, click your heels three times and repeat after me. There is no manipulation. There is no manipulation. There is no manipulation.

 

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:37 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 19:04 | Link to Comment B9K9
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There's a reason a lot of long-time posters have signed off - this sucker is going down, so what's the use in contemplating one's navel? Now is the time to be an ant, not a grasshopper, so it would behoove those wise enough to discern the truth that now is the time to prepare.

The fractional-reserve debt-based fiat system was designed to fail from the beginning - the law of exponential math dictates this reality. The only thing that allowed it to last this long were two things: (a) a series of destructive world-wars that necessitated massive capital re-building; and (b) more importantly, copious reserves of precious non-bodily fluids in which to power this activity.

The multi-trillions (quadrillions?) in unpayable principal+interest sovereign debt is still out there compounding away at anywhere from 1-5% per annum. Global income is not, and CANNOT, keeping pace at this exponential rate simply because of finite resource constraints. Leverage and other types of end-of-the-line tricks that were deployed to milk the last possible returns have turned negative, ushering in a period of prolonged deflation.

The game is up - it's all over except for the crying.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:48 | Link to Comment Crummy
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Then what's to be said about the close at 666?

The answer is: D. All of the above and below...

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:21 | Link to Comment Howard_Beale
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It touched 666---didn't close there.

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 12:02 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Sat, 03/13/2010 - 16:23 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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As a freshman in H.S. I witnessed a group of (popular) girls getting excited, and preparing for something.  I asked one what they were getting all hyped up about.  She said it was almost 11:11.  I said, "so?" and she replied, "If you make a wish at 11:11, it will come true!"  She gathered back with her gaggle, and they all started confirming that within seconds it would be time.  All of a sudden, their flustered clucking ceased and they were silent for about ten seconds.  All of a sudden one after another began to give excited shouts of glee, laughter and frolicking ensued, and they began to rework themselves around the cafeteria.

It may be hard to believe, but yes, the oligarchs have a maturity level of 14 year old girls.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:34 | Link to Comment Missing_Link
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while (1)

{

   printf( "There is no manipulation." );

   Snicker();

}

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:46 | Link to Comment SV
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Sure there are no inputs in that Snicker function?

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 21:54 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:39 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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She can do what she wants; "it's gotta be the shoes!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abr_LU822rQ

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 01:58 | Link to Comment Dehrow
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Oh man, those are some "Extra Long," shorts.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:02 | Link to Comment carbonmutant
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My bot can beat your bot.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:03 | Link to Comment E pluribus unum
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triple digit PE ratios are the "new normal"

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:06 | Link to Comment Gubbmint Cheese
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101000101011011101111n = f.u. goldman

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:45 | Link to Comment CrazyCooter
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Actually, i translates into "×-KI" if you speak ASCII, although I suppose there are many ways to look at the same bits.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:43 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:29 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:07 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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Oops, some slippage back to 1049.98. That's called plausible deniability.

Around and around she goes, where she stops nobody knows..............except the algos.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:07 | Link to Comment Strom
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Looks like the machines took off early today - couldn't quite make 1150...

Close enough, though. That 3:30 ramp was fun to watch.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:12 | Link to Comment RobotTrader
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No doubt, a mad rush to buy Bras and Panties this week...

LOL....

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:35 | Link to Comment bugs_
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Big endian or little endian?

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 19:38 | Link to Comment Careless Whisper
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Friday. 3 PM. Dull market. Hey that's perfect for a 50 million share GE ramp in to the close.

http://earth2tech.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/ge-hybrid-locomotive.jpg

 

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 15:02 | Link to Comment bingaling
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How you doin?

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:13 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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Damn floating point arithmetic!

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:17 | Link to Comment RobotTrader
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New highs on Vornado....

 

 

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:27 | Link to Comment Howard_Beale
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Vor-na-do

noun

1. a localized, violently destructive REIT occurring over stripmalls, other CRE, esp. in the Middle West, and characterized by a long, funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground and made visible by wealth destruction to shareholders and debtholders alike in a downturn near you.
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 23:45 | Link to Comment Rusty Shorts
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High Point baby !!

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:20 | Link to Comment Racer
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She just gave birth to a new laptop... named Algernon..

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 19:25 | Link to Comment nonclaim
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LOL...

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:32 | Link to Comment Hulk
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She lost her flower for Algernon?

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 23:19 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:23 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 19:05 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:26 | Link to Comment Sancho Ponzi
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OT: Excess reserves are almost exactly equal to the MBS debt on the Fed's balance sheet. Since nothing constructive is being done with all that cash, why not create a couple debits and credits to offload the toxic MBS waste at 100 cents on the dollar to the very thieves who are mostly responsible for this debacle? The Fed can sit on the cash and unwind at its leisure, and the banks find themselves the proud, new owners of trillions of MBS trash backed by millions of McMansions.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:49 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:51 | Link to Comment crosey
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Now is that a nice thing to do to those who "are doing God's work"?

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:38 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:41 | Link to Comment waterdog
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bad code, last two digits should have been 10.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:45 | Link to Comment Waterfallsparkles
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That is because the S&P has been up for 10 days straight.  I guess they do not want to make it to obvious with 11 up days in a row.  So, now it broke its 10 day winning streak by .25.

What I keep thinking is that if they can control the Market to this kind of precision then they must have had a hand in the Market meltdown in September of 2008.  To be able to buy their competitors for Pennies on the dollar hurting all investors.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:59 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:50 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:51 | Link to Comment BorisTheBlade
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it should be 10001111110

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:51 | Link to Comment Ned Zeppelin
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The slow, tepid volume, "creeping up" is a whole heck of a lot easier for the Fed to engineer than stopping the "stampede down," the inevitable end of all this silliness.   

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:05 | Link to Comment deadhead
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amen.

i love when smarmy, smug academic phucknuts like Bernanke think that they can change historical certainties that have developed over thousands of  years.

that's why if we have a major, ugly type of event, that will be the excuse to pin everything on.

I can already hear it: "the economy was great and just about recovered then along came ______________________ to wreck it all."

 

 

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:21 | Link to Comment Anonymouse
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along came ___snow_______________ to wreck it all."

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:50 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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along came ___ZeroHedge______ to wreck it all."

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:31 | Link to Comment Howard_Beale
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silly rabbits....."along came____ a multicountry sovereign debt crisis___ to wreck it all"

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 00:04 | Link to Comment Rusty Shorts
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yeah.....stupid earthquakes_________shit"__.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:36 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
Sat, 03/13/2010 - 02:14 | Link to Comment Dehrow
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along came ____Japanese_Whale_Hunters____ to wreck it all."

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:53 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 21:50 | Link to Comment Howard_Beale
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Get an avatar or speak fucking english.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 23:12 | Link to Comment Rusty Shorts
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+1101

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:59 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 17:59 | Link to Comment RobotTrader
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Quicksilver surfer girls were rocking today....

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:06 | Link to Comment deadhead
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admit it robo.....you're a stock market person that would rather be in fashion design.  

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:30 | Link to Comment Sancho Ponzi
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I think I saw him on 'Project Runway' last night. 

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:33 | Link to Comment Howard_Beale
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Well there's only one straight guy left and he is definitely not Robo....

Robo just wants to get inside the fashion. Literally.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:20 | Link to Comment Anonymouse
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The world is quite different ever since

The robotic uprising of the late nineties....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IPAOxrH7Ro

Digital solo:

0000001

00000011

0000111

00001111

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:13 | Link to Comment Don Smith
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Don't you get it?  The market is cheap!  It closed today at the low low price of $1,149.99!  Not even $1150!  What a bargain! Buy, buy, buy!

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:16 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Too bad that it is not a joke, it is the truth.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:14 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 19:15 | Link to Comment tenaciousj
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its a prediction of where it is going.

when do we get to order our "S&P 3,610,069,833" t-shirts?

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:14 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:53 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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"Who's accountable when the computers crash the markets?"

The 22yo programmer. In India. Who lives in a slum.

I know the guy. This is gonna ruin his life.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Howard_Beale
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Hey you Maine Coon cat avatar--computers were blamed in 1987--of course that's why we had all those max point drop time-outs for you youngsters that weren't around then. And then they weren't needed after all....and whaddayabet they come back in the next 18 months? I'm good for $100.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:18 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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There are only 10 kinds of equities trader: those that understand binary and those that don't.

I know, old joke. I still like it.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:32 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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LOL

That jokes dates you for saying it and myself for understanding it.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 19:25 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 23:36 | Link to Comment BobPaulson
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I'll say, because you can only get to 1023 (1111111111) with 10 (0000001010) fingers.

 

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:37 | Link to Comment Howard_Beale
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I already accused him of being a baby...then I saw your post...lol!

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 21:58 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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It's Okay. Young-at-heart, but old enough to remember when the PDP 11/70 was teh hotness down at the physics department. Keppen der hands in der pokkets unt vatch der Blinkkennlights.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 19:28 | Link to Comment hambone
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ZH'ers, this is the George Castanza stock market (think Seinfeld).  George has an episode where he realizes he's better off to do exactly the opposite of what he believes.  The results are great.  Now apply this approach to the market.  Do your research, figure out exactly the macro and micro trends...and then invest exactly to the opposite.  You will kill it.  Really, try it.  It's actually working well.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:37 | Link to Comment Howard_Beale
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Where's Art Vandaley--he should be all over this post.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:01 | Link to Comment BlackBeard
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This shit is so diseased right now that I'm actually going to feel good when it all comes crashing down. Sigh..I had a big tall glass of cynicism this morning.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:41 | Link to Comment Howard_Beale
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I just had a big tall glass of wine...and I'm starting to feel just a bit better. Not about the market or anything--just got royally screwed on a head on crash lawsuit (I was the injured), and my doctors are completely out of sync and might I add just plain stupid---so here's to all my friends at ZH. HB is gonna get a bit toasted tonight and will not be held accountable for some of what he might say. Time to eat so I don't fall asleep in an hour.

I'll be back...(in Ahhhrnold voice).

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:31 | Link to Comment Gimp
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Market may flatline for 4-5 years due to careful government manipulation. When it does crash it will be severe unless they unplug everything which is possible.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 22:00 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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"Unplug everything first" is what they are buying the time to do.

For values of "everything" that overlap with the set of shit you are gonna miss when it's gone, bruth'a.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:44 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 21:16 | Link to Comment JR
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Karl Denninger today:

We have two warnings on the board in financials.

First, Discover said it is boosting reserves and expects to loss 22 cents, which is a significant deterioration from the 9 cent profit previously expected.

Second, Charles Schwab warned that its first quarter profits will fall short as trading fell 14% despite the fact that it lowered fees significantly for its consumer accounts.

http://market-ticker.org/

also from Denninger:

The Lehman Report on which I wrote last night regarding deeply troubling issues surrounding the Lehman Bankruptcy, has laid bare some very ugly facts relating to our financial system, corporate governance, and our government's active complicity not only in the Lehman collapse, but in ongoing balance sheet shenanigans and the current investment picture.

The conclusions I am forced to reach, after much reflection and sleeping on this article overnight, are not pretty.

They compel me to advise that, in my opinion, the market is now trading both technically and on a fundamental basis, exactly as the Nasdaq was in 1999.

I recognize this is a serious charge and has implications that are most unpleasant, in that it implies a probable detonation ahead at some time in the next year - one that will not only destroy all of the gains made since March of last year but go beyond that - indeed, perhaps as far as the banner on The Market Ticker has for the major indices.

The technicals of the last month leave no doubt what's going on - the market is moving in a parabolic upward fashion, exactly as was the case for the Nasdaq in '99, and indeed, we are approaching the sort of gains in the broad market that Nasdaq saw in 1999. (chart)

Not only did the entire ramp in 1999 disappear, more than another 50% was lost beyond that.

The seriousness of this cannot be overstated.  Anyone who bought into the start of the decline in 2000 was wiped out by doubling into a decline that took a literal 85% off the NDX from the peak.  Worse, today, nearly a decade later, we remain more than 50% below the peak valuation that the NDX reached.

The Nasdaq is not alone in this behavior.  The Nikkei 225 reached 38.957 in 1989.  Today it trades around 10,000 - a nearly 75% loss from it's all-time highs, and despite 20 years it has not healed.

An analytical look at history says that when markets rise on fraudulent accounting and false claims - that is, the booking of asset values that is fictional, the claim of profits that were never really made, the hiding of losses off-balance sheet - the losses, when they come, are not recovered for a generation or more

http://market-ticker.org/

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 22:08 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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Denninger is putting words around a feeling I've been having for a while now. "Detonate" is exactly the way I describe the inflection point.

It goes slowly and then it goes all at once. And a 85% loss feels about right for this one. That's how you burn through 30 years of speculation; fast and deep until nothing is left to burn.

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 08:19 | Link to Comment wackyquacker
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well said. A good 35,000 ft, oops....38,957 ft synopsis. Thanks.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 21:32 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 22:15 | Link to Comment Pound Of Flesh
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SPX closes at 1149.99

Flip the last three digits upside down and you get:

666

* 666 signaled the original Buy in March 2009

699.09 was the high of that day

if you add up

1 + 1 + 4 + 9 + 9 + 9 = 33

and 3 + 3 = 6 !!!

33*6=198

1+9+8=18
6+6+6=18

1149.99........I one for satan

move last number in front of the first.......Sept, 11

put the 4 infront of the number.......411 for 666.....info for satan

......just sayin'

 

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 22:31 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It must be horrifyingly boring to have so much wealth (wealth=freetime) that time spent creating numerology is time well spent.

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 01:32 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I fucking LOVE GETTING JUNKED!!!!!!!  Especially when it is on such simple subjects as numerology.  What else can I get junked on? 

How the hip hop community is controlled by the Master Masons.  All pop music, media, etc....

False flags....9/11, 7/7, OKC, IRS vs. Stack (it is in the cards, and you are in THEIR HOUSE), Underwear Bomber, Northwoods, Ton Kin, Kennedy/Kennedy/MLK jr., etc, etc....

Chinese Opium Wars.  Connecticut was nothing without their boat, the 'cutter'.  The leading families in the trade were the Russells, Forbeses, Roosevelts.  Scull and Bones, as well as the other prominent secret societies of the collegiate establishments, were funded on drug money. 

The bonds of the Civil War were sold by the House of Morgan and the House of Delino.  The main reason to fight the war was to establish the 14th amendment.  The 14th amendment established the beginning of the rise of the corporations.

Rotheschildes and the other Royal/Regal/RE'AL families of Europe.

The Bush family tree.

Karl Rove's grandfather was a governor of Alemania during WWI.  Brzezinski's father worked for the Nazi's.

Nasa's first scientists were Nazis...how ironic.

The C.I.A. was created by a combination of men from the Nazi party, and Scull and Bones.

Disney has 3 6's in his signature.  Minnie Mouse is a symbol for Isis.  Mickey Mouse's initials also.....

The Mushahadeen was armed by Zbigniew Brzezinski.  Ziggy worked at Columbia while BO was there.  BO's first job out of college was with Kissenger Associates.  Ziggy and Kissinger are the two (credited) front-men for the NWO. 

TRUTH is stranger than fiction.

PS, I junked this post out of respect for those who have not been woken up.  Please join me and do the same. 

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 19:16 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Sat, 03/13/2010 - 08:05 | Link to Comment wackyquacker
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you forgot to carry the one and drop the 4 way back up on line 43. Blows your whole thesis.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 23:04 | Link to Comment yabs
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cougar

I agree to a point and in theory yes

but if the ONLY big players are in the market then who is left to sell

to create the implosion? As Tony Caldero says this is now a managed market

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 23:39 | Link to Comment JR
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I see your point, yabs, but...

IMO, there’s not enough of a club to keep these people together when the danger gets greater and greater.  It’s like saying a storm is coming and everybody’s just going to sit there.  Eventually, somebody heads for the door.  And then everybody heads for the door.

Say you’re an investment manager of pension funds, you’ve got million of shares to deal with. And you’re going to trust Jamie Dimon?  A hurricane’s coming and you’re going to sit there and wait for Jamie?  I don’t think so.

Not speaking for cougar, of course; just the way I see it.

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 00:04 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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If it is managed to that degree then it is already not a market, and therefor detonated a year ago this month. The prices are entirely fictive now and only programs are trading them. That is not a market either.

Here is how I think it plays out: The final and factual detonation will happen when one of the Big Play'az decides to exit for good, cashing their chips and leaving the casino. The algos will have a response to any major exit and turn on their "end game" subroutines and sell to each other all the way down, skimming pennies as they go and devouring any mere humans left in the trade. Make no mistake, there is serious coin to be made on the way down just as there was on the way up. And the humans will fork over a windfall profit to the machines in the process, thinking they understand what is happening and that there will be a tomorrow. Only there won't be. And that will signal the end of the equities market as it was known for 500 years.

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 01:28 | Link to Comment Tethys
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So if I understand you correctly...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ykqtgGjWXY&feature=related

 

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 23:37 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Sat, 03/13/2010 - 10:50 | Link to Comment alexdg
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Play the tape, follow the momentum and keep your trailing stops close by. 

If QE and MBS purchasing isn't fading any time soon, why shouldn't the market rise? Why shouldn't you make money off of it? No one is telling you to go long and hold. 

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 15:08 | Link to Comment bingaling
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Actually it is the newest Repo number being used to extend and pretend

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