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  • The New Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is the Perfect Pop Culture Revival

    04/15/2017 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies ^ | April 14, 2017 | Rob Bricken
    Fans don’t like to let their favorites go, but now they don’t have to. We live in a world desperate to remake, reboot, and flat-out return to beloved franchises, hunting the closest thing to a sure audience there is. But the more beloved these continuations are, they harder they are to get right. Fans want them to somehow be exactly the same while still being fresh and new, an impossible request—except, it turns out, for the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The show returns today on Netflix with its 11th season, 18 years after season 10 ended in 1999....
  • China: Hot Copper Shorts Burning Commodity Firms (disgorging hoarded copper to cover LME shorts)

    06/03/2012 4:36:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Caixin ^ | 05/30/12
    05.30.2012 16:08 Hot Copper Shorts Burning Commodity Firms As prices soar, Jiangxi and others say they've been forced to cover short positions by exporting (Beijing)–China has long been the world's largest consumer and a net importer of copper, which makes exporting large quantities of the metal seem counterintuitive. Yet Jiangxi Copper International Trading Co. Ltd. announced in May that it would join hands with other domestic traders and smelters and begin exporting refined copper, shipping it to transaction warehouses designated by the London Metal Exchange (LME). The firm, a subsidiary of China's largest copper producer Jiangxi Copper Corp., said it...
  • Harold Camping says Judgment Day will occur Oct. 21 (for real this time)

    10/05/2011 1:51:56 PM PDT · by Cronos · 65 replies
    MLIVE ^ | 4 October 2011 | Troy Reimik
    Yes, this again. There are fewer billboards this time, but the people who brought you the popular Rapture "scare" of May 2011 are back with a more subdued sequel titled "Wait, Wait, We Meant October." You may recall the excitement earlier this year when Grand Rapids received a visit from the followers of Family Radio Worldwide, a California-based Christian group led by 89-year-old Harold Camping, who were traveling the country to loudly and colorfully proclaim Judgment Day's imminence. It didn't happen. OR DID IT!? The conspicuous lack of a world-ending earthquake left Camping and his followers scrambling to explain why...

    08/11/2011 3:23:52 PM PDT · by library user · 21 replies
    Fox Business | Aug 11, 2011 | Neil Cavuto
    Cavuto talking about this on FOX Biz network right now. Just broke. He's trying to get more info. Huge, huge news.Here's a Bloomberg story on it. Link only per FR policy:STORY
  • New Rules Will Cause Panic For Shorts (Metals)

    02/27/2011 11:52:06 AM PST · by FromLori · 53 replies
    JS Mineset ^ | 2/26/2011 | Jim Sinclair
    Between now and Monday, February 28th be prepared for panicked short sellers who cannot make delivery to try every trick in the book to buy back their short positions.
  • J.P. Morgan's Great Silver Caper Could Come Crashing Down

    12/09/2010 4:47:00 PM PST · by FromLori · 70 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/9/2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    There’s a lot of rumor, buzz, innuendo, chitchat and scuttlebutt about the precious metals markets these days. Most of the chitchat is about J.P. Morgan and silver. Rumor has it that J.P. Morgan has amassed a whopping short position in silver. The scuttlebutt, according to, is that “J.P. Morgan holds a giant short position in silver. Furthermore, some observers are accusing the bank of acting as an agent for the Federal Reserve in the market...i.e., a lower silver price helps maintain the relative appeal of the US dollar..." “By selling massive amounts of paper silver in the futures market,”...
  • Hourly Action In Metals From Trader Dan

    12/06/2010 1:46:02 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 3 replies
    Jim Sinclair Mineset ^ | December 6, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Dan Norcini
    Silver was the star of the precious metals complex today as it shot higher in the face of a stronger Dollar and a mixed performance by the overall commodity sector. Its strength helped to pull gold higher particularly when it cleared $30 for the first time since many moons ago... I have been receiving emails from some detailing the efforts to squeeze Morgan... ...Wheat keeps moving higher with weakness in corn and the beans pulling it back a tad. Palladium was down today but is trading above $750 which is amazing considering the fact that it was trading at $424...
  • Silver Short Position Could Cost JP Morgan Billions In Losses

    10/28/2010 11:44:34 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    National Inflation Assk ^ | 10-28-2010 | NIA
    Silver Short Position Could Cost JP Morgan Billions In LossesNational Inflation AssociationOctober 28, 2010 It was just announced late Wednesday that two lawsuits have been filed in Manhattan federal court against JP Morgan and HSBC Holdings Inc. accusing them of manipulating the price of silver by "amassing enormous short positions". The suits were filed by Brian Beatty and Peter Laskaris, who each claim they lost money trading COMEX silver futures and options contracts as a result of JP Morgan's alleged manipulation. In NIA's latest documentary 'Meltup' that was released on May 13th, 2010, and has now been viewed by over...
  • Distracted drivers escalate crash scene

    08/19/2010 4:58:11 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 19 replies
    Heraldnet ^ | 08/19/10 | Herald staff
    EVERETT, WASHINGTON -- Nice-looking women in short shorts quickly complicated an otherwise average four-car pileup Wednesday afternoon.
  • Deutsche Bank Reveals €2 Billion Short Position In Spanish And Portuguese Sovereign Debt

    06/10/2010 7:25:26 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 37+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-10-2010 | Gregory White
    Deutsche Bank Reveals €2 Billion Short Position In Spanish And Portuguese Sovereign Debt Gregory White Jun. 10, 2010, 9:30 AM Deustche Bank has revealed a short position in European sovereign debt worth €2 billion ($2.4 billion), focused on Spanish and Portuguese sovereign debt, according to The Telegraph. The Spanish short is worth £900 million ($1.315 billion) while the Portuguese short is worth £660 million ($963 million). The news only adds to worries over the state of the Spanish economy. Today, the Bank of Spain had a successful debt auction in which they sold 3 year bonds worth €3.9 billion ($4.7...
  • TREASURIES-Prices jump after Germany bans naked shorts

    05/18/2010 12:04:43 PM PDT · by 6SJ7 · 38 replies · 1,231+ views
    Reuters ^ | Emily Flitter
    NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Tuesday, with the 30-year bond rising a full point, as Germany announced it would ban some short-selling activities and Wall Street stocks turned lower. Treasury yields hit session lows after Germany's Finance Ministry announced a ban on naked short-selling at major banks. The ban would include a prohibition against naked shorting of euro government bonds. For more, click on [ID:nBAT005467] Germany did not ban all short-selling of bonds, but by banning naked short-selling -- in which a position is taken on a bond without buying or borrowing the asset...
  • The Best Designer Shorts Under $295 (Jada Pinkett Smith shows off the bubble shorts trend)

    03/31/2010 10:13:52 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 22 replies · 1,919+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Mar 31st, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    When Jada Pinkett Smith recently sported a pair of bubble shorts at the Kids’ Choice Awards, we were blown away by the fresh and chic appeal of them. Our editors searched throughout the Internet, so you wouldn’t have to, and selected the best designer shorts at the most affordable prices. Enjoy your spring and summer and enhance your wardrobe at the same time by adding some pizazz, style and chicness with these uber cool shorts!
  • Goldman's Attempt To Ambush Dollar Aborted, Tactical Shorts Closed As Stop Losses Hit

    12/21/2009 7:49:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 840+ views
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/21/2009 | Tyler Durden
    Just as the year end onslaught on the dollar was spearheaded to a climax by Blankfein’s minions, so did Europe finally decide to convulse under an unbearable lead of ridiculous mispriced “assets” and vomited up a whole load of troubling financial data, which spread from Greece to Austria to Ireland, setting sovereign CDS to multi month highs. Obviously, this did not help the weak dollar case and cost GS traders a few hundred million. A note to traders indicates that while Goldman has not lost the war of intergalactic domination, it too, can lose the occasional battles: Last Friday we...
  • Naked man waves shorts on a stick by Norfolk courthouse

    05/08/2009 3:46:33 PM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies · 751+ views
    Virginian Pilot | May 8, 2009 | Michelle Washington
    NORFOLK A man took off his clothes Friday morning and lay in the lush, sun-bathed grassy median in front of the Circuit Court. Cars whizzed by on St. Paul's Boulevard as the man raised his shorts aloft on a stick. Court administrative assistant Pam Vaughan happened to glance out the window. “Please God tell me that’s not a naked man,” Vaughan screamed. That’s when everyone came running. City employee Lonnie Moore said the man had pulled off his shirt, then his shorts, and took a swig from a water bottle before lying down. Court staff pressed against the narrow windows...
  • Bankers Say Rules Are the Problem

    03/14/2009 10:15:02 AM PDT · by CRBDeuce · 60 replies · 1,056+ views
    The New York Times blog ^ | Friday, March 13, 2009 | Floyd Norris
    provided by NYT If mark-to-market accounting is to blame for the current financial crisis, then the National Weather Service is to blame for Hurricane Katrina; if it hadn't told us the hurricane hit New Orleans, the city would never have flooded. This is the logic the bankers are using, and they are getting sympathetic ears in Congress. The bankers have gotten two members of Congress to introduce a bill to establish a new body that could suspend accounting rules for financial institutions. Edward L. Yingling, the president of the American Bankers Association, says the proposal addresses "systemic risks that accounting...
  • Share price falls blamed on shorts’ return (Reason market has been crashing at end of day?)

    10/10/2008 10:28:04 AM PDT · by prolifefirst · 43 replies · 621+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 10/9/08, 22:53 | By Joanna Chung, Francesco Guerrera, Julie MacIntosh and Anuj Gangahar in New York and Bernard Simon
    The return of short sellers to the US market after a near-three-week ban was blamed for contributing to a sharp drop in prices on Thursday as General Motors and Morgan Stanley led stock markets sharply lower. In another rollercoaster trading day, shares in Morgan Stanley fell 25.9 per cent to $12.45, while GM sank to its lowest point since 1950, down 31.1 per cent to $4.76. The share price declines coincided with the lifting of a ban on traders who aim to profit from share price declines. The ban had prevented short selling on nearly 1,000 companies, including financial firms...
  • Six Flags asks workers not to wear shorts on Muslim Day

    10/02/2008 5:42:24 AM PDT · by BCW · 88 replies · 1,714+ views
    The Signal Santa Clarita ^ | 30 SEPT 2008 | Melissa Gasca
    It's Muslim Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday and Santa Clarita resident A.J. Jones is curious to know if the park hosted other religious events in the past. This is Magic Mountain's first year hosting Muslim Family day. It is far from its first time hosting a religious event, said park spokeswoman Sue Carpenter. "I think it's great as long as they open it up to everyone," said Jones, whose friend works at the park. Jones is concerned the park's supervisors asked the employees to wear pants Saturday to cover their legs despite the unusually high heat. "I...
  • SEC intends to temporarily ban short selling

    09/18/2008 4:46:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 43 replies · 140+ views
    Breaking News: SEC intends to temporarily ban short selling, but it's not clear if the commission has approved the move. Cox is briefing congressional leaders. Separately, the government is seeking congressional authority to buy distressed assets.
  • Jeff Saut: Wall Street's "Naked" Little Secret

    07/21/2008 9:12:14 AM PDT · by em2vn · 21 replies · 200+ views
    Miyanville ^ | 07-21-08 | Jeff Saut
    “He that sells what isn’t his ‘en must pay his debts or go to prison” is an old stock market axiom that has stood the test of time. Loosely translated, it means that if you sell a stock “short” (betting that it's going down in price), you're responsible for ANY loss incurred if that stock rallies. And, last week that old market “saw” took on new meaning when the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) changed the rules on “naked” short-selling. Clearly, “naked” short-selling has been a “dirty” little secret on Wall Street for years, but that has now changed with the...
  • SEC Curbs Shorting of GSE Stocks, Considers Limits for Wider Market

    07/15/2008 6:45:23 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 4 replies · 266+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 15 2008 | KARA SCANNELL
    WASHINGTON--The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an emergency action aimed at reducing short-selling that targets Wall Street brokerage firms as well as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and will immediately begin considering new rules to extend new requirements to the rest of the market. SEC Chairman Christopher Cox said the SEC would institute an emergency order requiring any traders to pre-borrow stock before shorting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the embattled government-sponsored entities that own or back more than half the nation's mortgages. It would also apply to the stocks of Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley....