B4 the Bell Weakend Thread
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Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:52 PM
For Immediate Release
Office of the Vice President
May 1, 2003
Remarks by the Vice President to the Heritage Foundation
The Ronald Reagan Building
Yet, in a post-September 11th world, Heritage was among the first to recognize that we cannot to continue to rely upon these old, Cold War doctrines in the future. How do you contain rogue states willing to provide terrorists with weapons of mass destruction? How do you deter terrorists who have no nation to defend and who are willing to sacrifice their own lives in order to kill Americans?
These problems will define the new era in American foreign policy. They are problems that the American government has never before faced, and they require new thinking, courageous leadership and bold action.
Fortunately, in this period of challenge, the United States has a leader in President Bush, who has the patience and the resolve and the moral clarity necessary to wage the war on terror and to win it. (Applause.)
The President has made clear from the very beginning that this will be a long and a focused effort, not only because the terrorists operate in the shadows, but because they also enjoy the backing and support of outlaw states. It is this alliance between terrorist networks seeking weapons of mass destruction and rogue states developing or already possessing these weapons that constitutes the gravest threat to America's national security.
Posted 18 June 2004 - 08:53 PM
Can't really help much on that one..
Police have given up the search for a meteorite seen above the Illawarra escarpment south of Sydney.
ABC Illawarra received numerous reports of sightings from members of the public.
The original report said the meteor was the size of a house.
Police say they found no trace of space rock.
The size of a HOUSE, wouldn't want that coming thru your roof
Posted 18 June 2004 - 09:00 PM
Like Icky- I am aghast at mcCain wrapping his arms around the Idiot Prince -John has castigated Shrub for years on Iraq, deficits etc- what did they do put something in his Corn Flakes-that is plain scary- unless of course that isn't John1
Posted 18 June 2004 - 09:07 PM
Regarding Putin's announcement today that Russia had warned the Administration of plots by Iraq to commit acts of terror on U.S. soil in advance of the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. State Department responded today...and I'm paraphrasing here:
""We have no wingohockingmoyamensinging idea what Putin is talking about!"
With respect to the horrible and unfortunate killing of an American Contract employee in Saudi Arabia, we are now asked to believe that the LEADER OF AL QAEDA IN SAUDI ARABIA was actually in the process of disposing of the body himself...and was caught in the act and killed.
Uh huh...sure...got it!
Is this The Theater Of The Absurd???
Do any of these people have any idea how outrageously stupid we would have to be to fall for all of this shit?
Everytime some bad news hits this administration, something horrible happens around the world to change the subject.
Remember the WAR CRIME/CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY scandal?
Remember yesterday when Rumsfeld admitted that he ordered an Iraqi detainee removed from the theater of war for interrogation in direct violation of the Geneva Conventions?
I'll help you keep track.
Posted 18 June 2004 - 09:14 PM
The Unraveling is a nice recap of the bearish position.
On the beheading, the shock of this event might obscure the great efforts the Saudis made to find the killers. They succeeded but too late. Interesting how GWB, before he knew that, stated that the US would hunt down the killers.
I don't know what the implications of what GWB said are, but the implications of the Saudi effort is that they are now in a state of war with Al Queda within SA. The true strength or weakness of AQ and Saudi royal family will be exposed in the coming weeks. If the royal family gains the upper hand, then we might see oil drop back some. If AQ makes progress, oil is going to double.
It's hard to know what will happen next.
Saudi authorities had stepped up their efforts to find Mr Johnson as the deadline loomed. Some 15,000 security officers swept through Riyadh, going from door to door in some areas and visiting about 2,000 sites.
BBS - Militants behead US hostage
Posted 18 June 2004 - 09:30 PM
To their credit, my assumption is that the Saudis already had this AlQaeda operative in prison for quite a while, and just had in mind to assassinate him and three others they held in prison in the even the American was killed, and then created a cover story that would be acceptable to the civilized world while sending a deterrant message to AlQaeda to prevent future kidnappings.
1 dead American = 4 dead AlQadea
Would you like to play again?
Posted 18 June 2004 - 09:58 PM
Hey Plunger - any idea why the guys who were beheaded
both were wearing orange gitmo-style jumpsuits?
Posted 18 June 2004 - 10:44 PM
I thought so too.The Unraveling is a nice recap of the bearish position.
Just stand by for more attacks on Western workers since the House of Saud
is under attack also.
Better that even chances US will be called in to help Saud at some point.
Posted 18 June 2004 - 10:48 PM
At least I am not the only one noticing the trend.....
http://www.naplesnew...47,00.htmlMolly Ivins: Budget cuts follow when Bush praises a program
By MOLLY IVINS, Creators Syndicate
June 8, 2004
AUSTIN, Texas — As Lily Tomlin observed, "No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up." But as Con Ed used to say, dig we must. Courtesy of David Sirota at the americanprogress.org website, we find the following matches between word and deed:
Just before Memorial Day, Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi said, "Our active military respond better to Republicans" because of "the tremendous support that President Bush has provided for our military and our veterans." The same day, the White House announced plans for massive cuts in veterans' health care for 2006.
Last January, Bush praised veterans during a visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The same day, 164,000 veterans were told the White House was "immediately cutting off their access to the VA health care system."
Posted 18 June 2004 - 10:52 PM
I found it particularly interesting that tonight I heard Kudlow say:
"Don't you think they're going after these soft targets because they're finding it impossible to attack the Saudi oil infrastructure?"
Uh, Larry...how hard is it to hit a pipe in the middle of the desert with an RPG?
It happens every day in Iraq.
Posted 18 June 2004 - 11:25 PM
Respectfully disagree, Yobob.
Back in January, I was pounding the podium telling the largely moribund Stoolies that the cyclical bull market of 2003 was coming to an end. Now I am pounding the podium to explain to the once again moribund crowd here that a Wave 3 decline is likely to begin within a week.
The 6/17 Bradley turn on Thursday was a low. Another turn is due on Monday +/- a day. If it is a top, more than likely it will turn out to be THE top of the Wave 2 corrective wave. If it is a bottom, then I believe THE top shows up by Friday.
I have four charts that I offer as support. They're mostly sentiment based so you crowd psychology skeptics will remain unfazed I'm sure.
Chart 1 shows that the put/call ratio is finally turning in the bear's favor...
Posted 18 June 2004 - 11:28 PM
The Nasty/Jokes ratio is a measure of greed vs. fear. It slipped back into the fear camp this week...
Posted 18 June 2004 - 11:31 PM
It is rare for the bullish newsletter writers to exceed 55%, especially when the number of bears slips under 20%. We've seen it three times in the past year...
Posted 18 June 2004 - 11:40 PM
Here's a little gem I uncovered some time ago. CPI inflation just moved above 3% in May and could quite possibly exceed 3.5% in June. There have only been five instances in the past 32 years when inflation went from under 3 to over 3.5% and four of them are associated with noteworthy bearish occasions. They include the onset of the 73-74 megabear in December 1972, the 1987 bear and crash, the beginning of the secular bear in March 2000, and the onset of the May 2001 waterfall. The fifth, somewhat less dramatic instance, occurred during the 83 bear market.
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