Think Fido, goldie et al. From Galbriaths book on 1929 "The nature of these operations varied somewhat but, in a typical operation, a number of traders pooled their resources to boom a particular stock. They appointed a pool manager, promised not to double-cross each other by private operations, and the pool manager then took a position in the stock which might also include shares contributed by the participants. This buying would increase prices and attract the interest of people watching the tape across the country. The interest of the latter would then be further stimulated by active selling and buying, all of which gave the impression that something was afloat. Tipsheets and market commentators would tell of exciting developments in the offing. If all went well, the public would come in to buy, and prices would rise on their own. The pool manager would then sell out, pay himself a percentage of the profits, and divide the rest with his investors.
While it lasted, there was never a more agreeable way of making money. The public at large sensed the attractiveness of these operations, and as the summer passed it came to be supposed that Wall Street was concerned with little else. This was an exaggeration, but it did not discourage public activity in the market. People did not believe they were being shorn. Nor were they. Both they and the pool operators were making money, only, that the latter were making more...”
Interesting thread last night. Too small of a hole in the Pentagon. Got that right, one about the size of Delaware would have been better. But if flight 77 didn't hit the Pentagon, where is it and the people who were onboard?
Best conspiracy theory HRFF has read on the www re this anomaly (where was the luggage, where were the bodies, etc., too?) is IF he recalls rightly: on that plane that got shot down outside Pittsburgh. 77 was diverted, it's passengers unloaded onto the doomed Pittsburgh plane, and VIOLA!!! Same? source said witnesses said aircraft slamming into Pentagon was a jet fighter that came in low. But those must have been some of the same HUNDREDS of witnesses on Long Island who,allegedly, saw two streaks come from the ocean's surface before that TWA flight exploded from a "fuel tank". We all know how much attention was paid to THEM, DON'T we, Pierre Salinger?
HRFF notes, with some disquiet, that Mr Kerry is not talking about pulling out of Iraq, is speaking repeatedly of the threat of bio and nuclear terror attacks on our shores. Little will change if, or, rather when, he is elected.
He also wonders if that "flash" in Seattle was, in fact, a meteor, and not some S C A L A R experiment.
Another key CIA official, James Pavitt -- the CIA's deputy director of operations who oversees all covert operations -- plans to announce his resignation Friday, U.S. sources told CNN Thursday.
The sources said Pavitt's resignation is "entirely unrelated" to Tenet's -- that Pavitt's plan to resign has been in the works for three to four weeks.
Pavitt, who has spent 30 years in the intelligence business, including the last five years as the CIA's deputy director of operations, testified before the 9/11 commission in mid-April. It marked the first time in the agency's history that someone of his position testified publicly.
No doubt in my mind that when we see that massive ticks out of nowhere they are a result of massive pool operations. You decide who is running the pool. I have my guesses.
""Pretty bubbleheads preen daily on our financial networks, playing the shill to Wall Street and Washington in order to lure unsuspecting Americans into buying insanely overvalued stocks. The great market exchanges, once prudent arenas of investment where the engine of capitalism traded value for value, have become sham casinos staggering under decades of massive Fed created debt and lurching into oblivion on the greater fool theory. Yet our high level bureaucrats, led by Alan Greenspan, exhort all Americans to consume still more of their seed corn and seek still more fools." N. Hultberg