November 12, 2012
Noted trend forecaster Gerald Celente sued Google this week for allegedly letting bloggers use his image in vulgar postings.
The blogs at issue have variations of Celente’s name, including geraldcelente-blog.blogspot.com andgeraldcelente-blog.blogspot.ca. Google acquired the company that runs that blog site in April 2011.
The blogs post vulgar phrases like “WAKE THE [F-] UP” along with Celente’s image, according to court documents filed by Celente.
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Last week, Gerald joined Alex from Ireland to break [...]
Over the weekend, Facebook took down a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the fact that Obama denied backup to the forces being overrun in Benghazi.
The message was contained in a meme which demonstrated how Obama had relied on the SEALS when he was ready to let them get Osama bin Laden, and how he had turned around and denied them when they called for backup [...]
LONDON (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in connection to Twitter postings directed at British Olympic diver Tom Daley.
Daley’s father died of brain cancer a year ago and the 18-year-old Olympian had hoped win a medal “for myself and my dad.” But he finished fourth on Monday in the 10-meter synchronized platform with teammate Pete Waterfield.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Triple jumper Voula Papachristou was expelled from Greece’s Olympic team Wednesday for her comments on Twitter mocking African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party.
The Hellenic Olympic Committee said Wednesday that Papachristou is “placed outside the Olympic team for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement.”
Papachristou is in Athens and has not responded to calls from The Associated Press. The committee said [...]
Late last night, in a shameful example of editorial cowardice, the Chronicle of Higher Education fired Naomi Schaefer Riley. Naomi is a good friend of mine, a sometimes contributor to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, and a fine writer. And the story of what happened to her is highly instructive.
Naomi joined the Chronicle’s “Brainstorm Blog” a little over a year ago. It was a good hire—she’s written two insightful books on academia, God on the Quad and The Faculty [...]
(Reuters) – Police investigating three murders arrested 43 feuding New York gang members on Thursday based on evidence collected from monitoring what the gang members were saying about the cases on Twitter and Facebook, authorities said.
The 25 accused members of the Wave Gang and 18 accused members of rival Hoodstarz have been terrorizing streets in Brooklyn with shootouts that led to the killing of three people and wounding of several [...]
Asahi Japan Watch
August 25, 2011
While the government defends its new monitoring program of online postings concerning the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to stem the spread of “inaccurate” information, critics say it harkens back to Big Brother.
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy said tweets on Twitter and postings to blogs will be monitored for groundless and inaccurate information that [...]
Twitter introduced its most prominent advertising yet on Thursday by adding “promoted tweets” to users’ main timelines, a gambit aimed at generating greater revenues but that risks provoking members’ anger.
Users will see tweets from companies and organisations that they follow appear near the top of the central stream of 140-character messages when they log in, even if they were posted hours or days [...]
by Jan Paul
Up to now I have never been tracking the Permanent Open Market Operations (or “POMO”) activity of the FED (it wasn’t in my arsenal of seasonalities like the release dates of the Job Report and the Consumer Price Index, or the FED announcement sessions), but a recent comment to one of my postings inspired me to dig in and check if – and to what extend – a [...]
When the markets are not working out the way you think it should, chances are the trend has changed and the market behavior is completely the opposite.
Buy the dip in an uptrend and the smart money will buy along you, buy the dip on a sideways trend in transition to uptrend and probably 1/2 the smart money is buying along you, buying the dip in a daily sideways trend to [...]