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  • M2 Money Velocity (GDP/Money Supply) Has Crashed to Historic Lows Under Bernanke's Reign of Error

    07/15/2013 4:44:16 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/15/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Both Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase have lowered Q2 Real GDP growth to 1%. Retail sales, although in Q3, were disappointing in today’s release. usretail071513 Tepid GDP growth and rising adjusted monetary base is not a great combination. moneyrelgdp As a consequence, M2 Money Velocity has plunged. m2velocbernake Of course, M2 Money Velocity is correlated with dwindling labor force participation. m2velpart The change in the M1 Money Multiplier is not so clear. m1multi And as I have discussed before, the rise in M1 Money Supply and the collapse of the Money Multiplier did not go unnoticed. m1multiexcess But both...
  • A Quiet Farewell For the M-2 Bradley

    03/06/2012 11:25:30 PM PST · by U-238 · 19 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 3/5/2012 | The Strategy Page
    One of the little-known casualties of the Iraq war was the American M-2 Bradley IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle). Five years ago the U.S. Army stopped using the M-2 in combat. By then it was clear that the enemy was intent on using mines and roadside bombs in a big way and the M-1 tank, Stryker, and MRAP vehicles were much better able to handle these blast weapons than the M-2. This was a hard decision to make because up until then it was believed that the M-2 could be made competitive with upgrades. For example, the BUSK (Bradley Urban Survival...
  • Could Money Supply to Lead to Gold $10,000/oz?

    10/21/2011 6:57:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Resource Investor ^ | 10/21/11 | Mark O'Byrne
    Could Money Supply to Lead to Gold $10,000/oz? Mark O'Byrne Published 10/21/2011 Return To Article Gold is trading at USD 1,623.80, EUR 1,177.95, GBP 1,027.01, JPY 124,535.72, AUD 1587.39 and CNY 10,354 per ounce. Gold’s London AM fix this morning was USD 1,623.00, GBP 1,027.02 and EUR 1178.14 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,629.00, GBP 1,033.24 and EUR 1,180.17 per ounce. Gold prices are mixed today as markets remain on edge due to increasing divisions amongst European leaders on how to solve the intractable euro-zone debt crisis. There continues to be very strong demand for physical bullion globally...
  • Hot And Fast

    07/19/2010 8:42:18 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 2+ views
    The Strategy page ^ | 7/18/2010 | The Strategy page
    The U.S. Department of Defense recently ordered modification kits (for $5,700 each) for M2 12.7mm (.50 caliber) machine-guns. These kits upgrade existing weapons to the M2E2 standard and allow for quick barrel changes. Each barrel weighs 10.9 kg/24 pounds. There is also a mounting rail for scopes and a flash suppressor. Earlier this year, the Department of Defense also bought 8,000 more M2 machine-gun barrels (for $850 each). This M2E2 version is the best upgrade delivered for the M2 so far. There are others in the works. It was two years ago that the U.S. Department of Defense gave General...
  • Anyone Care to Comment on the Condition of This BMG?

    03/02/2006 8:07:19 PM PST · by fso301 · 75 replies · 2,376+ views
    US Navy "Eye on the Fleet" Photo Gallery. ^ | Oct. 12, 2005 | US Navy Photographer
    Can someone comment on this picture of this M2 and it's ammo?
  • .50 caliber terror news news from new york

    06/14/2005 12:50:28 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 63 replies · 2,337+ views
    email | 6 14 05 |
    June 14th, 2005 Dear ****** We have important news to share with you to keep 50 caliber sniper rifles out of the hands of terrorists. Congressman James P. Moran (D-VA), author of the 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle Reduction Act, will be offering an amendment this afternoon during House consideration of the Science, State, Justice and Commerce (SSJC) Appropriations bill (HR 2862) that would prohibit the exportation of the 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle. Congressman Moran wrote the following letter to his House colleagues today about this important homeland security public policy measure: "Capable of inflicting a devastatingly accurate impact from well...
  • Viacom Outdoes Janet Shame-Religious Sex Toys

    07/14/2004 7:44:57 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 21 replies · 1,165+ views
    7-14-04 | Comedy Central's "Insomniac"
    Comdey Central, a network included in our basic cable in Maryland, has a show called "Insomniac with Dave Attell" that starts at 9pm EST. I've learned that the show is basically about a guy who goes out late at night to interview people who are working or are out and about in late night hours. I caught a few seconds of tonights show while channel surfing. The host was apparently in a porn production company (ok, I guess we can expect this from cable) and proceeded to ask about a prop on a desk. He held up a sex toy...
  • A Home for a Gay Channel (MTV caught off guard by hostile reactions to gay channel)

    06/07/2004 7:41:49 PM PDT · by Cracker72 · 73 replies · 700+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2004 | BILL CARTER
    A Home for a Gay Channel By BILL CARTER Published: May 30, 2004 EXECUTIVES of MTV Networks seemed to be caught a bit off guard by the hostile reaction to their announcement last week that they intend to create the first cable entertainment channel devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender viewers, called Logo. Religious groups, including the Traditional Values Coalition, denounced the idea as amounting to "moral anarchy" and promised to organize a boycott of companies that advertise on the channel. But the executives behind the project remain convinced that MTV Networks will be able to overcome any impediments....
  • National Coalition Launches

    02/13/2004 11:25:31 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 53 replies · 378+ views
    National Coalition Launches 2/13/04 1:42:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Religion Reporter Contact: Maryam Kubasek of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families, 513-521-6227, ext. 111; web: CINCINNATI, Feb. 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families has launched a new educational initiative regarding MTV and its negative impact on teens. The organization has launched a web site, , which gives parents some startling facts about the music channel and encourages them to make some tough choices regarding viewing it. MTV's latest production, the halftime show at...
  • U.S. M-2 money supply fell $20.3 bln Dec 22 week

    01/02/2004 2:15:17 PM PST · by Starwind · 17 replies · 198+ views
    Biz.Yahoo/Reuters ^ | January 2, 2004
    U.S. M-2 money supply fell $20.3 bln Dec 22 week Friday January 2, 4:29 pm ET NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. M-2 money supply fell by $20.3 billion in the Dec. 22 week to $6.034.5 billion, the Federal Reserve said on Friday. The Fed said the four-week moving average of M-2 was $6,049.0 billion vs $6.055.0 billion in the previous week. Following are the details of the money supply report, and the Fed's H.3 and H.4 reports: . One week ended December 22 (billions dlrs) . Latest Change Prev week Rvsd from M-1....1,288.2 down....1.8 vs 1,290.0.....1,290.0 M-2....6,034.5 down...20.3...

    11/25/2003 12:45:51 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 214+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/25/03 | ADAM BUCKMAN
    <p>November 25, 2003 -- THE president of Show time had some strong words yesterday for the chairman of CBS about the ill-fated miniseries about Ronald and Nancy Reagan that was cancelled by CBS, then dumped on Showtime by their parent company, Viacom. "If [CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves] didn't know what movie he was getting, that's not the fault of the producers, the director or anyone associated with the film," said Robert Greenblatt, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks, in a telephone news conference yesterday with TV critics.</p>
  • What's Next? [Barbra Streisand feels a Chille Wynde (tm Tim Robbins-Sarandon)]

    11/10/2003 5:06:59 PM PST · by pogo101 · 9 replies · 254+ views
    The Horse's Mouth (B.S. Website) ^ | November 10, 2003 | Barbra Streisand
    Two Sundays ago, CBS broadcast their grand 75th anniversary celebration. Audiences were reminded of the rich history of a network that has, until now, put artistic integrity and principled news above politics. From I Love Lucy to Murphy Brown in the entertainment arena and from Walter Cronkite to the impressive team behind 60 Minutes in news, we have come to depend on CBS for their high quality programming. As a wonderful recent letter to the New York Times reminded me, it was Edward R. Murrow of CBS who stood up to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s, "a genuinely risky...
  • CBS Revises the Reagans

    10/25/2003 7:38:43 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 59 replies · 550+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | October 23, 2003 | L. Brent Bozell, III
    If Ronald Reagan were still in his prime, presidential 1980s form, he’d be saying to Hollywood: "There you go again." There are two kinds of films about presidents. There are documentaries which usually try to dwell in factual examination; and fictional movies which have a habit of wildly making things up to satisfy the demands of making either effective entertainment, or effective propaganda. Now CBS is preparing a dramatic and quite fictional miniseries for November titled "The Reagans." CBS promised reporters it would be "meticulously researched." Researched fiction, that is. The last Reagan-fictionalizing offender was Showtime, whose 2001 film on...
  • CBS whining - Bush declared "War" on Big Media (My Title)

    10/15/2003 10:36:13 PM PDT · by ShuShu · 41 replies · 293+ views ^ | 10/15/03 | ShuShu
    Yep, they're now whining because President Bush is going around them since they can't manage to tell the truth about the situation in Iraq. Poor Babies!!!! "Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003 10:23 a.m. EDT Big Media: Bush Has Declared War on Us Now that President Bush has finally called the big media's bluff on its bad-news-only Iraq war coverage, mainstream reporters are squealing like stuck pigs. CBS's John Roberts sounded particularly overwrought the other night, complaining that Bush's decision to circumvent the networks and tell the Iraq story to local TV affiliates amounted to a declaration of "war." "It was the...
  • Iraq: The World's Problem (NUCLEAR HURL ALERT)

    10/12/2003 5:20:11 PM PDT · by max_rpf · 23 replies · 315+ views
    CBS (60 Mins) ^ | Oct. 12, 2003 | Andy Rooney
    You might not think so from listening to me, but I like to be liked. Not only that, I like my country to be liked around the world and it isn't. I wish President Bush would try to make this country less hated. He could do it if he set his mind to it. To begin with, we should change our attitude toward the United Nations. There has to be some power in the world superior to our own - for our own sake. Iraq isn't our problem. It's the world's problem. When the president spoke at the United Nations,...
  • Bill Plante (CBS WH Corr.): "The media is mostly left-leaning"

    10/12/2003 8:26:08 AM PDT · by nwrep · 27 replies · 343+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | October 12,2003 | nwrep
    In a discussion related to comparing White House communications offices in Dem and GOP administrations, CBS News Chief White House correspondent Bill Plante said last week: "The media is mostly left-leaning. It is difficult to turn out graduates in majors relating to the media who are at the right of the political spectrum. So the media gets to be leaning to the liberal side. ...The Democratic party sees the media as their ally." Obviously he has not read the various temper tantrums thrown by the likes of Eric Alterman who insist the media is not liberal.
  • Rather's Anti-Recall Plea: Voters Needed to Stop 'Republican Schwarzenegger'

    10/07/2003 6:18:45 AM PDT · by · 21 replies · 217+ views ^ | 2003-10-07
    Rather's Anti-Recall Plea2003-10-07 03:00:10 ET Voters Needed to stop 'Republican Schwarzenegger'-- The California recall is the biggest story of the moment and that was certainly true at last night's Evening News. After devoting the first two stories of his broadcast about the election, the anchorman decided to add one more thing. Harking back to the days when he routinely used "Republican" as the first name of former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, Rather sounded an ominous note about California's political future, and what needed to be done: "You may want to note that among political professionals, there is a wide-spread...
  • 2003 MTV Video Music Awards -- Live Thread

    08/28/2003 5:13:03 PM PDT · by lainie · 748 replies · 1,381+ views
    MTV live | August 28, 2003
    Come one, come all -- comment on this year's freak show. It began with three sluts on stage in their underwear.
  • CBS Knew of Activist's Background

    07/28/2003 12:05:24 PM PDT · by · 40 replies · 457+ views
    What's New We post our latest site additions on this page. It's regularly updated as Dan Rather gives his updates. For older update information, see our Previous News section. CBS Knew of Featured Activist's Background2003-07-28 14:39:20 ET A producer with CBS News has admitted that her organization knew of the activist background of a woman who has been featured repeatedly on CBS programs as an average citizen, although she refused to admit that not identifying political advocates is wrong. In an interview with, Mary Hager, a producer with the CBS Evening News who works primarily with Capitol Hill...
  • 507th's weapons failed in combat, Army report says (M-16 Rifle)

    07/10/2003 4:36:05 PM PDT · by Aliska · 126 replies · 1,328+ views
    El Paso Times ^ | July 10, 2003 | Diana Washington Valdez
    Several soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company could not defend themselves or their comrades March 23 because their weapons malfunctioned while they sustained a lengthy fire attack by Iraqis near Nasiriyah, Iraq, according to a U.S. Army report on the ambush. The weapons that jammed or otherwise failed included a M-249 machine gun called a SAW (squad automatic weapon), a .50 caliber machine gun, as well as several M-16 rifles. The M-16 is the Army's standard issue weapon. The report is not conclusive about why up to three different kinds of weapons failed and suggests that the "malfunctions may have...
  • Spike Lee, TNN Settle; Network Can Call Itself 'Spike TV'

    07/07/2003 5:19:23 PM PDT · by John W · 44 replies · 307+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | July 7, 2003 | Samuel Maull
    NEW YORK (AP) - Filmmaker Spike Lee and Viacom have settled a lawsuit Lee filed to keep the media giant from calling its TNN cable television network "Spike TV." Lee had obtained a temporary injunction in June, preventing the name change, but on Monday state Supreme Court Justice Walter Tolub lifted the order. The ruling means Viacom, which also owns CBS and MTV, can proceed immediately with plans to rebrand TNN as Spike TV, the "first television network for men." Viacom said it was renaming TNN "Spike TV" to attract more men to an audience already two-thirds male. Details on...
  • Ren & Stimpy are back and...they're gay! (barf alert)

    07/03/2003 10:56:28 PM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 45 replies · 1,018+ views
    7/3/03 | vanity
    Does anyone know about this? Ren & Stimpy are back on Spike TV (the new tnn) and they're gay! :( "Ren & Stimpy Adult Cartoon Party": Once a favorite on Nickelodeon, the duo is back - this time as a gay couple. Not a minute goes by without a gag about bodily fluids, so keep the TV dinner on ice while watching.