Yahoo Drop, 1 Minute View

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Did not have the scanner running but assume it would have chirped at 15:34. I do know how to spell "unusual," though you wouldn't know it from my chart annotations. 

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Movies Watched -- Feuchtgebiete (Wetlands)

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Tries to shock and revolt and succeeds ... a gross-out story from Germany about a screwed-up girl with boyish good looks who has hemorrhoids and hasn't read Charles Willeford's classic book, "A guide for the undehemorrhoided" ... she has terrible, cruel parents (esp. her mother) which explains a lot of her behavior (spoiler: it's revealed late in the movie that the worst of her many childhood traumas was her mother's attempted suicide/filicide of her baby brother) ... but it has a sort of weirdly conventional ending.

I did watch it to the end and didn't fast forward (it is under 100 minutes) so it earns a yellow rating. Can't recommend it. I'm sure many people can't make it even ten minutes in, but if you're difficult to disgust, you might enjoy it.  

Etta James Channel

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First 50 tracks generated by the Pandora algo:

  1. Etta James -- All I Could Do Is Cry
  2. Ray Charles -- I Got A Woman
  3. Sam Cooke --A Change Is Gonna Come
  4. Otis Redding --Send Me Some Lovin'
  5. Etta James -- At Last
  6. Etta Jones -- Till There Was You [not familiar with her, liked it]
  7. Ray Charles -- Fever (feat. Natalie Cole) 
  8. Buddy Guy --Ain't No Sunshine (feat. Tracy Chapman) 
  9. Etta James --Don't Cry Baby 
  10. Billie Holiday -- Easy Living 
  11. Aretha Franklin --The Weight 
  12. Otis Redding -- These Arms Of Mine (Live) 
  13. The Penguins -- Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) 
  14. Sam Cooke --One More Time Etta James -- I Prefer You 
  15. Al Green -- Here I Am (Come And Take Me) 
  16. The Flamingos -- I Only Have Eyes For You
  17. Billie Holiday -- I Must Have That Man
  18. Etta James -- My Dearest Darling
  19. Otis Redding -- A Fool For You
  20. Billie Holiday -- These Foolish Things
  21. Natalie Cole -- The Very Thought Of You [underwhelming, she's only somebody's daughter]
  22. Dusty Springfield -- Son Of A Preacher Man
  23. Melody Gardot -- Quiet Fire
  24. Etta James -- Lovin' Arms [good one, who else has covered?]
  25. Little Willie John -- Fever
  26. Otis Redding & Carla Thomas -- Tell It Like It Is
  27. Aretha Franklin -- Let It Be
  28. Sam Cooke -- There'll Be No Second Time
  29. Nat King Cole -- Smile
  30. Garnet Mimms -- It's Just A Matter Of Time
  31. Billie Holiday -- Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
  32. Ann Peebles -- I Can't Stand The Rain
  33. Dean Martin -- Sway
  34. Ray Charles -- Mess Around
  35. Etta James -- W-O-M-A-N
  36. Bobby Darin -- Dream Lover
  37. Percy Sledge -- You've Really Got A Hold On Me
  38. Otis Redding -- Cupid
  39. Mable John -- You Made A Fool Out Of Me
  40. Ray Charles -- Uchain My Heart
  41. Elkie Brooks -- I'd Rather Go Blind
  42. Otis Redding -- Something Is Worrying Me
  43. Billie Holiday -- They Can't Take That Away From Me
  44. Etta James -- At Last (Live)
  45. Nina Simone -- In The Dark
  46. Ray Charles -- Don't Set Me Free [backing vocals good]
  47. Ella Fitzgerald -- I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues
  48. Al Green -- What It's All About
  49. Frank Sinatra & Count Basie -- Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
  50. Melody Gardot -- Worrisome Heart

Paul Robeson Channel

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First 50 tracks generated by Pandora's algo:

  1. Paul Robeson -- There's A Man Goin' Round Takin' Names
  2. Harry T. Burleigh -- Go Down Moses
  3. Pete Seeger -- Passing Through
  4. Louis Armstrong -- Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  5. Paul Robeson -- Ol' Man River
  6. Nina Simone -- Little Girl Blue
  7. Bill McAdoo and Pete Seeger -- Wade In The Water
  8. Louis Armstrong -- What A Wonderful World
  9. Keb' Mo' -- The Times They Are A-Changin'
  10. Paul Robeson -- Some Day He'll Make It Plain To Me
  11. Rufus Wainwright -- Hallelujah
  12. Edward H.S. Boatner -- Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  13. Leadbelly -- Looky, Looky Yonder
  14. Paul Robeson -- Vi Azoi Der Keyser
  15. Pete Seeger -- If I Had A Hammer
  16. Nina Simone -- Feelin' Good
  17. Bill MaCadoo -- I Don't Want No Jim Crow Coffee
  18. Bob Dylan -- The Times They Are A-Changin' (Bootleg Series Version)
  19. Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee -- Oh, What A Beautiful City
  20. Pete Seeger -- The Big Rock Candy Mountain
  21. Nina Simone -- Trouble In Mind (Live)
  22. Bill McAdoo and Pete Seeger -- Eight-Hundred Miles
  23. Keb' Mo' -- You Can Love Yourself
  24. Pete Seeger -- Midnight Special (Live)
  25. Etta James -- A Sunday Kind Of Love [one of her greats]
  26. Leadbelly -- I Want To Go Home
  27. Pink Anderson -- Weeping Willow Blues
  28. Tom Waits -- Kentucky Avenue
  29. K.D. Lang -- Hallelujah
  30. Jimmie Davis -- The Shotgun Wedding
  31. Billie Holiday -- I'll Be Seeing You (#3)
  32. Tom Waits -- Cold Cold Ground
  33. Leadbelly -- De Kalb Woman
  34. Bill McAdoo -- I Dram Of A World
  35. Nina Simone -- Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
  36. Johnny Cash -- Far Away Places [great stuff, esp. his prologue]
  37. Mississippi John Hurt -- Casey Jones
  38. Jimmie Davis -- Davis' Last Day Blues (1923 Blues)
  39. Pink Anderson -- I Got A Woman 'Way Cross Town
  40. Paul Robeson -- Kevin Barry
  41. Woody Guthrie -- Cocaine Blues
  42. Bing Crosby -- A Cockeyed Optimist
  43. Little Brother Montgomery -- This Train
  44. Paul Robeson -- Joe Hill
  45. Pete Seeger -- Swanee River
  46. Bill McAdoo -- Go Down Moses
  47. Blind Willie McTell -- Travelin' Blues
  48. Paul Robeson -- Little Gal
  49. Lightnin' Hopkins -- What'd I Say? [good stuff]
  50. Tom Waits -- Johnsburg, Illinois

Avon Messy Pop, 1 Minute View

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A fake bid was submitted at 11:34:17 for Avon ... as Eric (@nanexllc) mentioned, it was late in the 11:35 bar when the stock finally began to react... reader bots skeptical and required human intervention? ... anyway, you can't see in my one minute chart below what a realistic entry and exit would have looked like, you need to drop to a tick chart for that ... also my chart doesn't reflect the multiple halts the stock suffered, and what a mess the non-bunched chart looks like.

I assume they will find whoever put in the fake bid and will jail them. It's easy to track large purchases of call options (the options markets are incredibly illiquid and it takes milliseconds to detect unusual activity) so the SEC, even working at government bureaucrat speed, should be able to uncover the culprits within a day or two.

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Morgan Heritage Channel

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First 50 tracks generated by the Pandora algo:

  1. Morgan Heritage -- Man Is Still A Man
  2. Bob Marley -- Roots (B-Side Of Waiting In Vain)
  3. Jah Cure -- Love Is
  4. Beres Hammond -- One Love One Life
  5. Morgan Heritage -- Reggae Road Block
  6. Duane Stephenson -- Fool For You
  7. Anthony B -- World A Reggae Music
  8. Gyptian -- One More Night
  9. Buju Banton -- We'll Be Alright
  10. Morgan Heritage -- Down By The RIver
  11. DaVille -- Give Thanks For What You've Got
  12. Capleton -- Never Share
  13. Richie Spice -- Take It Easy
  14. Morgan Heritage -- Mission In Progress
  15. Beres Hammond -- Love From A Distance
  16. Duane Stephenson -- Heaven Will Rise Up
  17. Steel Pulse -- Reggae Fever
  18. Dennis Brown -- Wisdom
  19. Bob Marley -- Roots, Rock, Reggae (Unreleased Single Mix)
  20. Beres Hammond -- No Goodbye
  21. Alborosie -- You Make Me Feel Good
  22. Garnett Silk -- Hello Africa
  23. Steel Pulse -- Find It ... Quick!
  24. Lucky Dube -- Together As One
  25. Tarrus Riley -- Love Created (Marcus Teaching)
  26. Sizzla -- Smoke Marijuana
  27. Mr. Vegas -- Do You Know
  28. Luciano -- Wish You Were Mine
  29. Collie Buddz -- Sensimillia
  30. Bob Marley -- Kinky Reggae
  31. Warrior King -- King
  32. Stephen Marley -- Fed Up
  33. Natural Black -- Conquer Dem
  34. Bob Marley -- Three Little Birds
  35. Luciano -- Trod Out
  36. Third World (Reggae) -- 96 Degrees In The Shade (Live)
  37. Steel Pulse -- Blues Dance Raid
  38. George Nooks -- Troubled Heart
  39. Richie Spice -- Ghetto Girl
  40. Bascom X -- Lonely X
  41. Cocoa Tea -- Goof Life
  42. Gregory Isaacs -- Front Door
  43. Sly & Robbie -- Murder She Wrote (feat. Chaka Demus & Pliers)
  44. T.O.K. -- Footprints
  45. Bob Marley -- Exodus (Live)
  46. Morgan Heritage -- New Time, New Sign
  47. Nanko -- Lucky You
  48. Anthony B -- Waan Back (live)
  49. Gentleman -- Blessing Of Jah
  50. Morgan Heritage -- Talkin' Bout War

BlackBerry Pop, 2 Minute View

Added on by C. Maoxian.

I actually saw this one in real-time on Monday (scanner chirping), but I was watching the penultimate episode of Mad Men and couldn't be bothered; would have been a great trade. The Engadget review came out at 11:30 so it obviously isn't what drove this (what do you expect from TheStreet.com, sheesh) ... obviously there was a take-out rumor in the market, look at that fatty bar ... every day trader picked up on it within seconds ... the bots of course are milliseconds ahead, even ahead of the Chairman himself, slumped in chair, bowl of popcorn balanced on belly.

Forgot to grab the data so we have to make due with a two minute view here: 

Tessanne Chin Channel

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First 50 songs generated by the Pandora algo:

  1. Tessanne Chin -- Everything Reminds Me Of You
  2. Jah Cure -- Before I Leave
  3. Tessanne Chin -- Underneath It All (The Voice Performance)
  4. Beres Hammond -- Rockaway
  5. Sean Paul -- I'm Still In Love With You
  6. Gyptian -- Beautiful Lady
  7. Tessanne Chin -- If I Were Your Woman ( The Voice Performance)
  8. Alaine -- Whine
  9. Collie Buddz -- Mamacita
  10. Sean Paul -- Hold My Hand
  11. Wayne Wonder -- Love And Affection
  12. Morgan Heritage -- Make It Official
  13. Busy Signal -- Come Over (Missing You)
  14. DaVille -- I'm In Love WIth You
  15. Gyptian -- Weak In The Knees
  16. Tessanne Chin -- I Have Nothing (The Voice Performance)
  17. Jah Cure -- True Reflections
  18. Wayne Wonder -- I Still Believe
  19. Beres Hammond -- No Disturb Sign
  20. Tessanne Chin -- Next To Me (The Voice Performance)
  21. Tarrus RIley -- She's Royal
  22. DaVille -- This Time I Promise
  23. Beres Hammond -- Sweet Lies
  24. Gregory Isaacs -- Night Nurse
  25. Beres Hammond -- Not For Sale
  26. June Lodge & Prince Mohammed -- Someone Loves You Honey
  27. Richie Spice -- Brown Skin
  28. Morgan Heritage -- Don't Haffi Dread [not bad]
  29. Tessanne Chin -- Firework
  30. Tarrus Riley -- Start Anew
  31. Da Ville -- Always On My Mind
  32. Morgan Heritage -- Nothing To Smile About [liked it]
  33. Etana -- I Am Not Afraid
  34. Beres Hammond -- I Feel Good
  35. Tarrus Riley -- Human Nature
  36. Richie Spice -- Youth Dem Cold
  37. Busy Signal -- Come Over
  38. Alaine – Deeper
  39. Jah Cure – World Cry
  40. Etana – Warrior Love
  41. Queen Ifrica – Keep It Yourself
  42. Tessanne China -- Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)(The Voice Performance)
  43. Beres Hammond – Body & Soul
  44. Bob Marley – Turn Your Lights Down Low
  45. DaVille – Can’t Get Over You
  46. Beres Hammond – Rock Away
  47. Shontelle – Life Is Not An Easy Road
  48. Gentleman – Unconditional Love
  49. Bob Marley – One Love
  50. Tarrus Riley – Love’s Contagious

Drifting Into Progressively More Adversarial Positions

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A speech by David Lampton from earlier this year, "A Tipping Point in U.S.-China Relations is Upon Us," is worth reading ... he tries to take a balanced approach. 

Confidence that a growing middle class, exposure to the world, and integration with it would produce growing value and/or interest convergence over time is challenged by the PRC’s perceived domestic political tightening and muscularity abroad ... the hope that economic interdependence would produce tolerable security cooperation increasingly is questioned.

The China Fantasy is over, right?

I liked this line:

In the United States, elections put a premium on finding security issues that exert a powerful influence over voter behavior and justify larger military budgets in a constrained fiscal environment.

In other words, politicians have to find a new bogeyman that scares the booboisie enough to justify continued support for the military-industrial complex. China a much better hobgoblin than a ragtag bunch of fanatical Islamists. 

Movies Watched -- Killer of Sheep

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This was on Spike Lee's list of must-see movies, and I'd never heard of it, so I checked it out.  Quit (fast-forwarded) after about fifteen minutes, too depressing, and an amateur production.  Poor blacks living in Watts ... father works in a slaughterhouse ... I was most interested in the scenes of lambs being butchered ... some good music, I've screenshot all the music selections below, which may be of interest.

Movies Watched -- Bears

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On my documentary list ... watched 15 minutes then had to turn on mute since the Disney commentary was driving me nuts ... a year in the life of a mother brown bear and her two cubs in Alaska ... amazing footage throughout ... kids should like it since they won't be annoyed by the commentary like an adult would. Under 100 minutes.

Movies Watched -- The Babadook

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A horror movie from Australia ... I watched to the end so it gets a yellow rating at least ... it's scary, kids should never ever see this ... demonic possession ... or maybe just an overwrought widow with small child and failing mental health ... under 100 minutes. If you like horror movies, check it out ... can't give it a blanket recommendation though. 

Movies Watched -- Dear White People

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Quit after 30 minutes ... the life of upper middle class black kids at a name-brand college, maybe? ... didn't grab me or interest me ... aimed at late Gen-Y and Millennials, I guess?  No idea why it's on the Rotten Tomatoes top 100. 

Visa Pop, 1 Minute View

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02:40PM  Visa Said in Talks to Buy Visa Europe for as Much as $20 Billion at Bloomberg

Bloomberg news shows up on the Terminal at least a minute before it hits the web, right? ... would have to dial down on the 14:39 bar to see where entry possible ... assuming a slowpoke entry of $67.94, it would have worked out into the close, but not been great from a risk reward perspective. Any human reader catch this at the time?

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The Honourable Woman -- Season One

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Slick production but I don't know if the story made any sense ... starred Maggie Gyllenhaal who has kind of an awkward presence ... she seems gawky, like an overgrown child, and has a baby face ... she is cute but not in a grown woman way ... she has this posh British accent, not sure how real it is, and her pacing and enunciation is just like all the finishing school girls I know (unfortunately many) ... anyway, her father made a fortune manufacturing arms for the Israelis and now she's trying to make amends by building (fiber optic) bridges to Palestine ... she has a baby-faced brother who screws all her plans up (and he's screwing the housekeeper / PLA mole as well) ... there's a kidnapping, a suicide, er, assassination, mumbling and scheming British MI6 agents of both sexes, political machinations, evil Americans with crew cuts, Israeli terrorists, a drone bombing, it all gets confusing. Not sure I can recommend it. May best fall into the slick but dumb category. 

Yelp Pop, 1 Minute View

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Dial down to the tick chart to see where you could have gotten long old YELP, no way in the world is it below $42 ... hit DJ news ticker at 13:03? while the stock was halted, eons behind those in the know and our bot brethren, maybe it appeared earlier, just can't find it time-stamped anywhere ... assuming you're pathetically slow and half asleep halfway around the world, you may have paid $42 when it re-opened. Risk reward would have turned out to be kind of worth it -- depends on how clever your initial stop was. 

StockTwits stream at the time ... several usual suspects, incl. predictably: OpenOutcrier

CSX Drop, 1 Minute View

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People apparently expecting a bump in CSX from an Ackman mention at sohn conference (weak wordplay?) ... would have to dial down on the tick chart to see a realistic short entry price ... would have ended up being a scratch ... risk reward would look bad in hindsight probably ... again I'd need a tick chart to say for sure. Scanners lit up across the land, bots milliseconds ahead of mere mortals (and even the Chairman, fast asleep) as usual. 

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Beres Hammond Channel

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First 50 tracks generated by Pandora's algo:

  • Beres Hammond -- Who Say (feat. Buju Banton)
  • Bob Marley -- Waiting In Vain (Remixed)
  • Barrington Levy -- My Time
  • Tony Tuff -- Girl I've Got To Get You
  • Beres Hammond -- Left Me Crying
  • Shaggy -- Angel
  • Musical Yout -- Pass The Dutchie
  • Maxi Priest -- Crazy Love
  • Rupee -- Tempted To Touch
  • Beres Hammond -- Can't Stop A Man
  • Gyptian -- My Number One
  • Luciano -- This Is For The Leaders
  • Busy Signal -- Sweet Love (Night Shift)
  • Beres Hammond -- Can't Say I Never Tried
  • Jah Cure -- Longing For
  • Dennis Brown -- Blood, Sweat, and Tears
  • Kevin Lyttle -- Turn Me On
  • Bounty Killer -- Living Dangerously
  • Wayne Wonder -- Die Without You
  • Alaine -- Sacrifice
  • Luciano -- Silver And Gold
  • Garnett Silk -- Complaint
  • Bitty McLean -- Walk Away From Love
  • Gyptian -- Nah Let Go
  • Tessanne Chin -- Hide Away [liked this one]
  • Tarrus Riley -- Stay With You
  • George Nooks -- Girlfriend
  • Marcia Aitken -- I'm Still In Love (12" Mix)
  • Bob Marley -- Could You Be Loved
  • Morgan Heritage -- Love You Right
  • Leroy Gibbon -- Four Season Lover
  • Busy Signal -- Comfort Zone [liked this one]
  • Richie Spice -- Youths Dem Cold
  • Pressure -- Love And Affection
  • Wayne Wonder -- Movie Star
  • Warrior King -- Never Go Where Pagans Go
  • Alaine -- Sincerely [not bad]
  • Luciano -- Jah Live
  • Beres Hammond -- Doctor's Order
  • Vybz Kartel -- Summertime
  • Foxy Brown (Reggae) -- Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
  • Bob Marley -- Give Thanks And Praise
  • Beres Hammond -- Love You Like That
  • Gentleman -- Intoxication
  • Glen Washington -- Down Low
  • Sizzler -- Praise Ye Jah
  • Beres Hammond -- Groovy Little Thing
  •  Coco Tea -- Waiting In Vain
  • Lady Saw -- Hardcore
  • Beres Hammond -- Show It Off