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#1 Hiding Bear

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 07:19 AM

:D Welcome to another week of trading, humor, insights, served with political barbs and what-not at B4 the Bell! :D B4 has as its central theme short-term trading, lead by the astute technician Brain4. But it is also about what ever members think affects that - in a cordial atmosphere of a 24/7 international family lounge.

This week the market may will attempt to hang on near its 200 day MA, but it appears to already be slipping and sliding away from it.

The dollar also hangs on, but maybe not for much longer:

Foreign Demand For U.S. Securities Declined in May
By DEBORAH LAGOMARSINO and CAMPION WALSH
DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
July 19, 2004; Page C5

WASHINGTON -- Foreign investors scaled back their purchases of U.S. stocks and bonds for the fourth straight month in May but continued to snap up enough U.S. securities to adequately finance the U.S. current-account deficit.

Foreigners invested $56.4 billion in U.S. stocks and bonds in May, down sharply from $76 billion in April and the smallest amount since October 2003, according to the latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department. anal cysts estimate that $45 billion to $50 billion in foreign investment is needed each month to finance the U.S. current-account gap, the broadest gauge of the nation's global trade. It stood at a record $144.9 billion in the first quarter of this year.

"There is still a healthy appetite from foreign investors. There is still enough to cover the deficit," said Gerald Lucas, chief Treasury strategist with Banc of America Securities.

Even so, the foreign-investment data weighed heavily on the U.S. dollar. The numbers raised questions about whether foreign demand for U.S. assets would hold up amid signs U.S. economic growth may be moderating and expectations the Federal Reserve will continue to raise interest rates, anal cysts said.


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Posted 19 July 2004 - 07:21 AM

More than you ever wanted to know...My head hurts.



Researchers need to seriously consider whether the September 11 air attacks and the anthrax attacks were being monitored and encouraged by the same governmental security agencies as part of an Administration " take America to war" strategy.

http://globalresearc...es/CHO206A.html

http://www.globalres...es/MOO208A.html

http://tomflocco.com...=article&sid=68

http://maryschneider.us/

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 07:35 AM

Remember the out-of-the-blue news a couple of days ago, that the 9/11 commission has suddenly found "new evidence" to accuse Iran of harboring some of the terrorists prior to the attack?

Now Britain's Sunday Herald confirms that the next domino in World War IV is being lined up for a knockdown:

PRESIDENT George Bush has promised that if re-elected in November he will make regime change in Iran his new target.

Bush named Iran as part of the Axis of Evil along with North Korea and Iraq almost three years ago. A US government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that military action would not be overt in changing Iran, but rather that the US would work to stir revolts in the country and hope to topple the current conservative religious leadership.

The official said: “If George Bush is re-elected there will be much more intervention in the internal affairs of Iran.”


Regime change in Iran

That's a problem for next year. But the ease with which the 9/11 commission was co-opted into getting on board the latest "regime change" agitprop suggests that it has been fatally penetrated by neocon handlers. Its conclusions, accordingly, can be dismissed in advance as worthless rubbish.
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Posted 19 July 2004 - 07:48 AM

MH:

In my travels around the net this morning, it occurs to me that there are simply too many people in the know regarding this grand conspiracy to keep it all from blowing up in a major way.

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 07:51 AM

U.S. Addiction to Foreign Oil Deepens
July 17, 2004 07:58:00 AM ET

http://news.moneycen...0717&ID=3893537

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 07:51 AM

Now comes AFP (Agence France-Press) in an unsigned article, telling us that high oil prices are a "boon" for aircraft manufacturers.

No, I'm not making this up. Read it for yourself:

The recent surge in oil prices is actually a boon for aircraft manufacturers, encouraging airlines to acquire planes that are more efficient than an earlier generation of fuel guzzlers now sitting idle in US deserts.


The Coming Boom

Ha ha ha. Making airlines spend on new equipment when they're bleeding red ink is good. Adding to the mothballed fleet, thus depressing the prices of used planes when they come off lease, is good. It's all good. Ha ha.

The president of French aircraft engine maker Snecma (a GE subsidiary) is prominently quoted in the article.

CBNC at home; AFP in France; etc. Line up the PR mouthpieces.

I'll bet the anonymous "journalist" who filed this gibberish was bought for less than $1,000. After all, he didn't have to write it. :lol:
"GOLD -- it's not just for misers anymore."

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"Three humps and a dump." - anotherone, 21 SEP 2004

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 07:54 AM

http://www.channelne...w/93609/1/.html

Posted: 04 July 2004 0004 hrs

Iran claims number-two position for world oil reserves

TEHRAN : Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh announced that new oil discoveries in the southwest of the country now meant the Islamic republic held the number-two position in world crude reserves.

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 07:54 AM

More than you ever wanted to know...My head hurts.

Plunger - thanks for links.

You will hear the phrase like 'Get over it.' repeatedly.

Now that it's done the named conspirators are expendable and
replacements are already in place.

common naz 1865.

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 08:07 AM

More than you ever wanted to know...My head hurts.



Researchers need to seriously consider whether the September 11 air attacks and the anthrax attacks were being monitored and encouraged by the same governmental security agencies as part of an Administration " take America to war" strategy.

http://globalresearc...es/CHO206A.html

http://www.globalres...es/MOO208A.html

http://tomflocco.com...=article&sid=68

http://maryschneider.us/

As you said,Pluger--more than you ever wanted to know.

I think that it's safe to assume that the system is so very,very corrupt!
In fact, it's too corrupt to crumble as it is too big to be allowed to fail.

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 08:11 AM

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 08:13 AM

More than you ever wanted to know...My head hurts.

Plunger - thanks for links.

You will hear the phrase like 'Get over it.' repeatedly.

Now that it's done the named conspirators are expendable and
replacements are already in place.

common naz 1865.

As such a grand strategy would have to have been conceived years ago, well prior to the Bush Administration, it would appear that the leadership of both parties has bought into it - or it is logical that the Dems would be all over exposing these matters themselves for political gain.

The Thinktankers have laid-out a grand strategy for the United States to capture the world's oil reserves by any means necessary - and this has been adopted as strategic national policy which transcends politics and is passed on from administration to administration, and those sworn to high public office who are "in-the-know" are sworn to secrecy in the national interest.

The more people who know a secret, the less likely it is to be kept.

Greenspan has been in the thick of it for years, and his repeated meetings with Cheney are evidence of some degree of collusion to juggle the national economy in concert with national security.

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 08:14 AM

All web news is relegated to nutcase theory . Look, we can't even get the NY times to look at black box voting. In the end, it doesn't matter what we know or suspect - no more than it mattered that Oswald did not kill Kennedy

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 08:21 AM

To paraphrase:

I'm happy to be called a Conspiracy Theorist by those who must be described as a Coincidence Theorist

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 08:22 AM

ditto

#15 Hiding Bear

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 08:44 AM

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