Links for 2014 09 29

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Consultation Document on the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive in 2017 and for Forming the Legislative Council in 2016  

LET'S TALK

2014 Hong Kong electoral reform - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

The NPCSC Decision rules out the universal suffrage in the 2012 CE Election and 2012 LegCo Election but on the other hand provides the possibility of universal suffrage for CE in 2017 and LegCo in 2020.

"The decision states that for the 2017 Chief Executive election, a nominating committee, similar to the present Election Committee system, be formed to nominate two to three candidates, each of whom must receive the support of more than half of the members of the nominating committee." NPCSC's 31 August decision

THIS IS THE BIG DEAL, NO LONGER ONLY 150 MEMBERS (1/8TH) OF NOM COM, THIS IS WHAT THREW A SPANNER IN THE WORKS

Hong Kong Chief Executive election, 2017 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

On 4 December 2013, the Task Force on Constitutional Development headed by the Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen, and Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam published the Consultation Document on the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive in 2017 and for Forming the Legislative Council in 2016 and launched the five-month consultation period, to generate a consensus for a set of reform proposals for the 2017 Chief Executive election and 2016 Legislative Council election.

Hong Kong Chief Executive election, 2012 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   

689 TO 285 TO 76 ... 

"Each candidacy for Chief Executive must be supported by at least 150 nominations from members of the Election Committee (EC)" 

"The election proper takes place by secret ballot, with each EC member having one vote"

Hong Kong Voting for Legislature Is Heavy - NYTimes.com  

The poorly financed Civic Party, lacking a grass-roots network to guide its supporters, ran a single slate in each constituency and tried to persuade as many voters as possible to vote for it. The party’s best known politician, Audrey Eu, and its rising star, Tanya Chan, listed themselves second on slates in the New Territories West constituency and Hong Kong Island, respectively. Both ended up losing their seats.

张晓明主任回复公民党党魁梁家杰的信-搜狐新闻  

日期:2013-09-12
  梁家杰先生:
  8月26日来函收悉。香港行政长官普选制度源自基本法规定,必须以基本法为依据。基本法的有关规定是讨论行政长官普选办法的前提和基础。就行政长官普选时候选人提名办法而言,基本法第45条已明确规定“由一个有广泛代表性的提名委员会按民主程序提名”,并无其他选项。而且,2007年12月29日全国人大常委会的有关决定也进一步明确:“在香港特别行政区行政长官实行普选产生的办法时,须组成一个有广泛代表性的提名委员会。提名委员会可参照香港基本法附件一有关选举委员会的现行规定组成。提名委员会须按照民主程序提名产生若干名行政长官候选人,由香港特别行政区全体合资格选民普选产生行政长官人选,报中央人民政府任命。”我不久前出席立法会午餐会时已讲过,讨论香港行政长官普选的办法问题,正途是沿着基本法和全国人大常委会有关规定的轨道往前走,而不是脱离法律规定的轨道走弯路。从事法律职业者,更应深谙法治要义,不可逾矩。
  我是先从报纸上获悉你邀请我出席以“公民提名何惧之有”为题的研讨会。如上所述,“公民提名”漠视基本法明文规定,诚不攻自破之说。莅会之邀,恕不应约。
  此复。
  张晓明

HE'S RIGHT ... THEY'D HAVE TO CHANGE THE LAW TO ALLOW "OPEN NOMINATIONS"

Liaison Office sent a letter to the Civic Party: "Citizens nominated" disregard Basic - News  

hang Xiaoming, director of the Civic Party leader Alan Leong reply letter

Mr Leong:

August 26th letter of the Hong Kong Basic Law, the Chief Executive by universal suffrage system is based on the provisions, you must use the Basic Law as a basis for discussing the relevant provisions of the Basic Law, the Chief Executive by universal suffrage means the premise and foundation. Universal suffrage for the Chief Executive in terms of candidate nominations , Article 45 of the Basic Law clearly provides that 'by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures for the nomination,' there is no other option. Moreover, December 29, 2007 the relevant decisions of the NPC Standing Committee also made clear: 'In Chief Executive to implement universal suffrage, shall constitute a broadly representative nominating committee. nominating committee may refer the Hong Kong Basic Law, Annex I regarding the Election Committee to the current provisions. nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures nominate a certain number of administrative Executive candidates, all eligible voters by the HKSAR Chief Executive by universal suffrage candidate to the Central People's Government for appointment(http://www.instant-news.us/). 'Not long ago I attended a luncheon at the Legislative Council have said, to discuss ways of Hong Kong Chief Executive by universal suffrage question, the right path is along the relevant provisions of the Basic Law and the National People's Congress walked the track, rather than from the law track detours. those in the legal profession, the rule of law should be well versed in essence, can not transgressing.

I was the first newspaper was informed that you invited me to attend a 'citizen nominated why fear' in the title of the seminar mentioned above, 'citizen nominated' disregard Basic expressly provides that proved unfounded, says Cheng. Director Mr invited without should be about.

This complex.

Zhang Xiaoming

August 30, 2013

LOL THAT'S SOME GOOGLE TRANSLATION OR SOMETHING

Xi Says Hong Kong Political Reforms Must Follow Constitution - Bloomberg   

"The Basic Law states that candidates for the chief executive position have to be nominated by a “broadly representative” committee, Zhang Xiaoming, director of China’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, wrote last month in an open letter to Civic Party leader Alan Leong. Zhang’s comments were the clearest China had made in rejecting activists’ demands for an open nomination." 

RIGHT ... SO THE PROTESTERS WANT TO CHANGE THE BASIC LAW TO AN OPEN NOMINATION, THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT, I THINK?

Civil nomination proposal violates Basic Law, says Zhang Xiaoming | South China Morning Post  

"The electoral method for the chief executive has to comply with the Basic Law," Zhang wrote. "Article 45 of the Basic Law states that nomination is by a broadly representative nominating committee … there is no other option. Civil nomination has neglected the requirements stated in the Basic Law." 

YES, HE'S RIGHT ABOUT THAT

Linda Yueh - BBC News  

SHARP COOKIE ... LEFT BBG PRETTY FAST THOUGH

Why do Chinese women date western men?[2]- Chinadaily.com.cn   

BECAUSE OF THEIR THICK, EIGHT INCH LONG COCKS, OBVIOUSLY

Basic Law — the Source of Hong Kong’s Progress and Development  

Basic Law -- Full Text  

Report on the Public Consultation on Constitutional Development and on whether there is a need to amend the methods for selecting the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and for forming the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong S  

Report on whether there is a need to amend the methods for selecting the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2007 and for forming the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2008   

development towards the ultimate aim of universal 
suffrage must progress in a gradual and orderly manner 
step by step. The pace should not be too fast. The 
progress should accord with the actual situation in the 
HKSAR, in order to preserve its prosperity and stability;

panel_11.jpg (765×1600)  

IT'S A JPEG ;-)

Basic Law - index  

White Paper on "The Practice of the 'One Country, Two Systems' Policy in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region"

Article deleted but cashed ver avail- @globaltimesnews: If HK Police can't handle this, our military can help webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache…  

Instagram blocked in China as democracy reform protests sweep Hong Kong ift.tt/1qM8hkI (TechinAsia)  

"Western men… supposedly shower and change their underwear every day." china.org.cn/china/2014-09/…  

On Chinese journalists taking bribes: RT @NiuB: Pushing the Red Envelope - NYTimes nyti.ms/1qM2USH by @JiayangFan  

Nyt-Glum Sign for Apple in China: Smuggled iPhones Go Begging mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/tec…

Here's the statement from the HKMA info.gov.hk/gia/general/20… (via @_iainmartin) pic.twitter.com/qIlQ254c7G  

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

THE BOY AND I WILL VISIT ON WED OR THU

Your Vanguard Brokerage Account  

I already have a Vanguard Brokerage Account 
Currently, you hold your Vanguard mutual funds, 
including your money market settlement fund, 
outside your brokerage accounts. Under the new 
structure, we’ll simply move your Vanguard funds 
into your corresponding brokerage account. Your 
investments won’t change. 
Your transaction history, tax forms, personal 
performance information, and other data will 
carry over to your brokerage account. 

WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?

Bald Protester  

SCRUBBED FROM WEIBO ... CENSORS MUST BE WORKING OVERTIME

Illegal assembly in Hong Kong leads to clashes ow.ly/C2Jl9  

STATE MEDIA

Global Times Warning: The radical activists are doomed.. (Editorial titled: Street Movement Ruins HK's Image".) globaltimes.cn/content/884080…  

STATE MEDIA

The Pace Should Not Be Too Fast

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Trying to understand what's going on in Hong Kong, haven't been paying attention:

From Instrument 21 (29 December 2007):

"The Session is of the view that appropriate amendments may be made to the specific method for selecting the fourth Chief Executive and the specific method for forming the fifth term Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the year 2012; that the election of the fifth Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the year 2017 may be implemented by the method of universal suffrage; (In Chinese: 2017年香港特別行政區第五任行政長官的選舉可以實行由普選產生的辦法;) that after the Chief Executive is selected by universal suffrage, the election of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region may be implemented by the method of electing all the members by universal suffrage."

From Basic Law — the Source of Hong Kong’s Progress and Development from "Drafting and Promulgation of the Basic Law and Hong Kong’s Reunification with the Motherland" 

"The fourth-term Chief Executive was elected by the Election Committee composed of 1,200 members on 25 March 2012. Mr Leung Chun-ying won the election with 689 ballots. The fourth-term Chief Executive is the last one returned by the Election Committee. In 2017 the fifth-term Chief Executive will be nominated by a nominating committee and elected by all eligible voters in Hong Kong through “one person, one vote” universal suffrage." 

Who the nominating committee nominates is the rub, I guess.

From a 31 December 2007 WSJ piece, "China Plan To Boost Hong Kong Suffrage Sees Snags" 

"Beijing had promised eventual direct elections to Hong Kong, which has its own political, legal and economic systems, as a term of its return to Chinese control in 1997. But it left vague details of when and how that would be accomplished, fueling years of debate here over the pace of changes. Currently, the chief executive is elected by an 800-member nominating committee that includes dignitaries and Chinese lawmakers appointed by Beijing.
It remains unclear how any direct elections will be carried out, though Mr. Qiao said Beijing would like to see a nominating committee based on the current system. Democracy advocates here say such a committee could end up screening out candidates that didn't already have some degree of support from Beijing.
Disagreements on the nomination process could be a stumbling block as pro-democratic and pro-establishment camps attempt to hash out an electoral model that is acceptable to both sides. Mr. Qiao suggested Saturday that Beijing expected to first see a consensus emerge on a transitional electoral model for 2012's election before approving any concrete proposals for 2017's elections." 

From a 13 September 2013 WSJ piece, "More Bad News for Hong Kong Democracy Movement"

This week, the Communist Party's top local representative, Zhang Xiaoming, declared that any system of universal suffrage in Hong Kong must conform to the city's mini-constitution Basic Law, and that an open nomination of candidates wouldn't be accepted.
While Beijing has long said the city can begin electing its top leader by universal suffrage in 2017, what that system will look like hasn't been spelled out. The city's chief executive is currently elected by a committee of 1,200 people--which is largely stacked with pro-Beijing and pro-business representatives--and pro-democracy activists worry that such a committee also will be used to screen candidates and allow only Beijing-friendly aspirants to run.
Mr. Zhang appeared to give more credence to this fear Thursday, in a letter uploaded to the Beijing liaison office's website reiterating the fact that under Basic Law, any leader must be nominated by a "broadly representative" group, such as the existing election committee.
"Basic Law's Article 45 already clearly stipulates that candidates must be nominated by a broadly representative nominating committee according to democratic procedures," Mr. Zhang wrote, "and there are no other options."

From a 31 August 2014 WSJ piece, "Beijing Rules Out Open Election in Hong Kong"

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's largely ceremonial parliament, said future chief-executive candidates will need to be nominated by a "broadly representative" committee.
It said candidates will need to secure support from at least 50% of members on a nominating committee (ed. emphasis mine, ah, so this is the cause of the trouble?), and that their numbers would be capped in any given race at two or three candidates. Currently, the chief executive is appointed by the central government via a 1,200-member committee heavy on Beijing backers as well as business leaders. Candidates have until now only needed to get support from one-eighth of the panel (ed. 150 committee members), which in 2012 allowed a pro-democracy legislator to run as one of three candidates.
"Since the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and the sovereignty, security and development interests of the country are at stake, there is a need to proceed in a prudent and steady manner," Sunday's decision said.
The committee again emphasized that potential candidates must be "patriotic" and "love the country and love Hong Kong," though it left unclear how that would be determined.
The electoral-reform plan must secure the backing of Hong Kong's legislative council to proceed. With just over a third of 70 seats, Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers in theory have veto power over the decision.

So why don't they just veto it?

Currency Codes By Country

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Good way to learn geography and history -- currency codes by country:

  1. Afghanistan Afghani AFN (old code: AFA)
  2. Albanian Lek ALL
  3. Algerian Dinar DZD
  4. Andorran Franc ADF | Andorran Peseta ADP
  5. Angolan Kwanza AOA (old code: AON)
  6. (Netherlands) Antillian Guilder ANG
  7. (United) Arab Emirates Dirham AED
  8. Argentine Peso ARS (old code: ARA)
  9. Armenian Dram AMD
  10. Aruban Florin (old guilder) AWG
  11. Australian Dollar AUD
  12. Austrian Schilling EUR (prior to 2002: ATS)
  13. Azerbaijan Manat AZN (old code: AZM)
  14. Bahamian Dollar BSD
  15. Bahraini Dinar BHD
  16. Bangladeshi Taka BDT
  17. Barbados Dollar BBD
  18. Belarusian Ruble BYR
  19. Belgian Franc EUR (prior to 2002: BEF)
  20. Belize Dollar BZD
  21. Benin: CFA Franc BCEAO XOF
  22. Bermudian Dollar BMD
  23. Bhutan Ngultrum BTN
  24. Bolivian Boliviano BOB
  25. Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Mark BAM
  26. Botswana Pula BWP
  27. Brazilian Real BRL (old code: BRC)
  28. British Pound GBP | Pound Sterling GBP | United Kingdom Pound GBP
  29. Brunei Dollar BND
  30. Bulgarian Lev BGN (old code: BGL)
  31. Burkino Faso: CFA Franc BCEAO XOF
  32. Burundi Franc BIF
  33. Kampuchean (Cambodian) Riel KHR
  34. Cameroon: CFA Franc BEAC XAF
  35. Canadian Dollar CAD
  36. Cape Verde Escudo CVE
  37. Cayman Islands Dollar KYD
  38. The Central African Republic: CFA Franc BEAC XAF
  39. Chad: CFA Franc BEAC XAF
  40. Chilean Peso CLP
  41. Chinese Yuan Renminbi CNY
  42. Colombian Peso COP
  43. Comoros Franc KMF
  44. Congo: CFA Franc BEAC XAF
  45. Congolese (DRC) Franc CDF
  46. Costa Rican Colon CRC
  47. Cote D'Ivoire: CFA Franc BCEAO XOF
  48. Croatian Kuna HRK
  49. Cuban Peso CUP
  50. Cyprus Pound EUR (prior to 2008: CYP)
  51. Czech Koruna CZK (old code: CSK)
  52. Danish Krone DKK
  53. Djibouti Franc DJF
  54. Dominican Peso DOP
  55. Ecuador Sucre ECS
  56. Egyptian Pound EGP
  57. El Salvador Colon SVC
  58. Equatorial Guinea: CFA Franc BEAC XAF
  59. Estonian Kroon EEK
  60. Ethiopian Birr ETB
  61. Falkland Islands Pound FKP
  62. Fiji Dollar FJD
  63. Finnish Markka EUR (prior to 2002: FIM)
  64. French Franc EUR (prior to 2002: FRF)
  65. Gabon: CFA Franc BEAC XAF
  66. Gambian Dalasi GMD
  67. Georgian Lari GEL
  68. German Mark EUR (prior to 2002: DEM)
  69. Ghanaian Cedi GHS (old code: GHC)
  70. Gibraltar Pound GIP
  71. Greek Drachma EUR (prior to 2002: GRD)
  72. Guatemalan Quetzal GTQ
  73. Guiniea Franc GNF
  74. Guyanan Dollar GYD
  75. Haitian Gourde HTG
  76. Honduran Lempira HNL
  77. Hong Kong Dollar HKD
  78. Hungarian Forint HUF
  79. Iceland Krona ISK
  80. Indian Rupee INR
  81. Indonesian Rupiah IDR
  82. Iranian Rial IRR
  83. Iraqi Dinar IQD
  84. Irish Punt EUR (prior to 2002: IEP)
  85. Israeili New Shekel ILS
  86. Italian Lira EUR (prior to 2002: ITL)
  87. Jamaican Dollar JMD
  88. Japanese Yen JPY
  89. Jordanian Dinar JOD
  90. Kazakhstan Tenge KZT
  91. Kenyan Schilling KES
  92. Korean Won KRW
  93. Kuwaiti Dinar KWD
  94. Kyrgyzstanian Som KGS
  95. Lao Kip LAK
  96. Latvian Lats LVL
  97. Lebanese Pound LBP
  98. Lesotho Lot LSL
  99. Liberian Dollar LRD
  100. Libyan Dinar LYD
  101. Lithuanian Litas LTL
  102. Luxembourg Franc EUR (prior to 2002: LUF)
  103. Macau Pataca MOP
  104. Macedonian Denar MKD
  105. Malagasy (Madagascar) Franc MGF
  106. Malawi Kwacha MWK
  107. Malaysian Ringgit MYR
  108. Maldive Rufiyaa MVR
  109. Maltese Lira EUR (prior to 2008: MTL)
  110. Mali: CFA Franc BCEAO XOF
  111. Mauritanian Ouguiya MRO
  112. Mauritius Rupee MUR
  113. Mexican Peso MXN (old code: MXP)
  114. Moldovan Leu MDL
  115. Mongolian Tugrik MNT
  116. Moroccan Dirham MAD
  117. Mozambique Metical MZN (old code: MZM)
  118. Myanmar Kyat MMK
  119. Netherlands Guilder EUR (prior to 2002: NLG) | Dutch Guilder NLG
  120. Namibian Dollar NAD
  121. Nepalese Rupee NPR
  122. New Zealand Dollar NZD
  123. Nicaraguan Cordoba Oro NIO
  124. Niger: CFA Franc BCEAO XOF
  125. Nigerian Naira NGN
  126. North Korean Won KPW
  127. Norwegian Kroner NOK
  128. Omani Rial OMR
  129. Pakistan Rupee PKR
  130. Panamanian Balboa PAB
  131. Papua New Guinea Kina PGK
  132. Paraguay Guarani PYG
  133. Peruvian Neuevo Sol PEN
  134. Philippine Peso PHP
  135. Polish Zloty PLN
  136. Portuguese Escudo EUR (prior to 2002: PTE)
  137. Qatari Rial QAR
  138. Romanian Leu RON (prior to July 2005: ROL)
  139. Russian Rouble RUB
  140. Rwandan Franc RWF
  141. Samoan Tala WST
  142. Sao Tome and Principe Dobra STD
  143. Saudi Riyal SAR
  144. Senegal: CFA Franc BCEAO XOF
  145. Serbian Dinar RSD
  146. Seychelles Rupee SCR
  147. Sierra Leone Leone SLL
  148. Singapore Dollar SGD
  149. Slovak Koruna SKK
  150. Slovenian Tolar SIT
  151. Solomon Islands Dollar SBD
  152. Somali Schilling SOS
  153. South African Rand ZAR
  154. Spanish Peseta EUR (prior to 2002: ESP)
  155. Sri Lanka Rupee LKR
  156. St. Helena Pound SHP
  157. Sudanese Dinar SDD | Sudanese Pound SDG | Sudanese Pound, Old SDP
  158. Suriname Dollar SRD | Suriname Guilder SRG
  159. Swaziland Lilangeni SZL
  160. Swedish Krona SEK
  161. Swiss Franc CHF
  162. Syrian Pound SYP
  163. Taiwan Dollar TWD
  164. Tajikistani Somoni TJS
  165. Tanzanian Schilling TZS
  166. Thai Baht THB
  167. Togo: CFA Franc BCEAO XOF
  168. Tongan Pa'anga TOP
  169. Trinidad and Tobago Dollar TTD
  170. Tunisian Dinar TND
  171. Turkish Lira TRY (prior to 2005: TRL)
  172. Turkmenistan Manat TMM
  173. US Dollar USD
  174. Uganda Schilling UGX (old code: UGS)
  175. Ukraine Hryvnia UAH (old codes: UAG, UAK) | Ukraine Karbovanets UAK
  176. United Arab Emirates Dirham AED
  177. Uruguayan Peso UYU (old code: UYP)
  178. Uzbekistan Som UZS
  179. Vanuatu Vatu VUV
  180. Venezuelan Bolivar Fuerte VEF (old code: VEB)
  181. Vietnamese Dong VND
  182. Yugoslav Dinar YUN
  183. Zambian Kwacha ZMK
  184. Zimbabwe Dollar ZWD

No Eritrean Nakfa?

Representative List Not Necessarily Complete

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Oanda on "exotic" currencies:

We receive very few price points (one price point per week for some currencies) from our data suppliers for some emerging market currencies.
The following is a representative list of these exotic currencies. It is not necessarily complete.
  • AFN Afghanistan Afghani
  • AMD Armenian Dram
  • AWG Aruban Florin
  • AZN Azerbaijan New Manat
  • BHD Bahraini Dinar
  • BWP Botswana Pula
  • BYR Belarusian Ruble
  • CDF Congolese Franc
  • DZD Algerian Dinar
  • EGP Egyptian Pound
  • EEK Estonian Kroon
  • ETB Ethiopian Birr
  • GEL Georgian Lari
  • GYD Guyanese Dollar
  • IDR Indonesian Rupiah
  • IQD Iraqi Dinar 
  • IRR Iranian Rial
  • JOD Jordanian Dinar
  • KGS Kyrgyzstanian Som
  • LBP Lebanese Pound
  • LRD Liberian Dollar
  • MAD Moroccan Dirham
  • MNT Mongolian Tugrik
  • MUR Mauritius Rupee
  • MWK Malawi Kwacha
  • MYR Malaysian Ringgit
  • MZN Mozambique new Metical
  • OMR Omani Rial
  • QAR Qatari Rial
  • SLL Sierra Leone Leone
  • TJS Tajikistani Somoni
  • TMT Turkmenistan new Manat
  • TZS Tanzanian Schilling
  • UZS Uzbekistan Som
  • WST Samoan Tala
  • XAF CFA Franc BEAC 
  • XOF CFA Franc BCEAO 

Links for 2014 09 28

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Firechat Enables Cross-Platform, Off-The-Grid Chat Between iOS And Android | TechCrunch 

The obvious question here is how the team managed to create a bridge between its own Android mesh network and Apple’s multi-peer technology.

FireChat on the App Store on iTunes  

FireChat introduces a new way to chat: "off-the-grid". 
Now you can chat with people around you – even if there is no Internet connection or mobile phone coverage.

Open Garden | /firechat   

APPARENTLY THE CHAT APP BEING USED BY KIDS IN HK

Arthur Crandon's Writing Matters - Home  

HAS SOME KIND OF AUTO TWEET BOT

926政總抗爭地圖 

HK CENTRAL LIVE MAP

Good morning, ocean  

MEANWHILE NOT IN HONGKONG...

Miss Vivienne Chow on Twitter: "5.30pm: Admiralty, #HK. #OccupyCentral #democracy photo: internet http://t.co/Zkh0XdhZSo"  

WOW SHIT'S GETTING REAL YO

Statement from the parents of detained student leader Joshua Wong. Detention "political". ht @gracehw @Scholarismhk pic.twitter.com/ba8zr9Zksk  

The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra --> m.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives…   
2014.09.28   14:31:32   edit   

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Dear Regulators, Pay attention! See how quickly Goldman responded when caught? Please do your job! propublica.org/article/update… 

Light Bringer is older, but he could still fit with Gen Wuss, « Generation Wuss » Bret Easton Ellis | Vanity Fair: vanityfair.fr/culture/livre/…  

Interview with Julian Robertson from 2006. He foresaw the housing bust and financial crisis: valueinvestorinsight.com/Nov_06Trial.PDF 

Speakman Syllabus for Semester 1   

Syllabus for Semester 1 ← Back to All Pages 
Mary Speakman 
Course Content 
UNIT 1- A 

Text types 

questionnaires 
notes 
rhymes 
riddles 
Vocabulary 

jobs people do: 
an astronaut, a lawyer,...

One Page Menu  

BIG FAN OF THE ONE PAGE MENU ... IN CHINA YOU ARE OFTEN HANDED SOMETHING THAT RESEMBLES THE YELLOW PAGES ... I WILL BE HAPPY TO RETURN TO THE WESTERN WORLD

How to Get Rid of Microwave Smells: 5 Steps (with Pictures)  

Use fresh lemon to eliminate the odor. 
Cut the lemon into quarters and place all pieces in a microwave-safe bowl with 1 cup of water. 

Cook the lemon and water in the microwave on the high setting for three minutes. 

Leave the lemon and water in the microwave with the door closed for several minutes.

Police seeking Chinese student find a body in car - Yahoo News Singapore  

HINTING KILLER WAS ANOTHER CHINESE STUDENT? OLD RULE IS LOVE OR MONEY ... WITH 20 YO IT HAS TO BE LOVE, FIND THE BF OR THE EX AND YOU HAVE YOUR KILLER

32 all time highs 2014 09 26  

Nike Inc 
Lockheed Martin Corp 
Shire Plc American Depositary Shares 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 
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Nidec Corp 
Cf Industries Holdings 
Gopro Inc. 
Polaris Industries Inc 
Mallinckrodt Plc Ordinary Share 
Spectrum Brands Holdings 
Jack In The Box Inc 
Endurance International Group H 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc 
Ptc Therapeutics Inc 
Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc 
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. 
Consolidated Communications Holdings 
Fcb Financial Holdings Inc. 
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Inc 
Radius Health Inc. 
Otonomy Inc. 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
IGI Laboratories 
Ovascience Inc 
Esperion Therapeutics Inc 
Nathan's Famous 
Immune Design Corp. 
Straight Path Communications In 
Radiant Logistics 
Cms Bancorp

Links for 2014 09 27

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Riverdale School District Map  

SHUTTING OUT ALL THE UNDESIRABLES

Riverdale School District: Our District  

The Riverdale School District serves over 600 families living in a residential, wooded area seven miles south of downtown Portland, Oregon and adjacent to the city of Lake Oswego. (District Boundary map) 

SICK SCREWED-UP SYSTEM IN AMERICA

Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash - ProPublica  

tynker  

recom by rui

The Selfish Giant | New York Post  

"viewers may, like me, find the relentlessly bleak story line a heavy lift; there are virtually no moments of levity to break up the grimness, only the grinding misery — and looming hazards — of life in a dead-end factory town." 

THE LOVE OF HORSES WAS NICE, THE BUGGY RACING, BUT YEAH, BLEAK.

FBI director lashes out at Apple, Google for encrypting smartphones — RT USA  

"it will matter a great, great deal to the lives of people of all kinds that we be able to with judicial authorization gain access to a kidnapper's or a terrorist or a criminal's device," 

JUDICIAL AUTHORIZATION AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE

Alibaba Bears Emerge to Short 12.1 Million Shares - Bloomberg  

“Out of the gate we see high demand to borrow shares of Alibaba,” 

YOU CAN GET A BORROW ON BABA?

The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes - Bloomberg View  

1. You sort of knew that the regulators were more or less controlled by the banks. Now you know. 

MICHAEL LEWIS ON A ROLL

Mystery Man Who Moves Japanese Markets Made More Than 1 Million Trades - Bloomberg  

"The 35-year-old day trader says he made 6 billion yen, after taxes, betting on Japanese stocks last year." ... SO HE CLAIMS, NO AUDITED RESULTS, AS USUAL

Those are not his screens, however. No one has seen him work.   

NOT A FAN OF VERTICAL ALIGNMENT

Links for 2014 09 26

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Gross to Join Janus After Record Redemptions at Pimco Flagship Fund - Bloomberg  

“I look forward to returning my full focus to the fixed income markets and investing, giving up many of the complexities that go with managing a large, complicated organization,” Gross said in the statement. “I chose Janus as my next home because of my long standing relationship with and respect for CEO Dick Weil and my desire to get back to spending the bulk of my day managing client assets.” 

WTF?

China Scholars Twitterati 100 | Jonathan Sullivan's Research Pages  

ALL ACADEMICS ... SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND JUST HOW LITTLE THEY REALLY KNOW

About - What's on Weibo  

I'VE LONG SAID YOU COULD BUILD A WHOLE BUSINESS ON WEIBO, ESP. WHAT'S BEING DELETED

500.com too clever by half? | China Accounting Blog | Paul Gillis  

The tax benefit comes from reversing deferred taxes related to the retained earnings of the companies VIEs. EY is 500.com’s auditor, and I have previously written about how EY clients follow the unusual (although probably correct) ap-proach of providing deferred taxes for the tax cost of transferring profits out of the VIEs.   

DON'T ASK ME

成都200余名业主抗议建垃圾站与警方冲突_新闻_腾讯网  

NIMBY

Golden Bear winner detained for hiring prostitute - Xinhua | English.news.cn  

Wang confessed that he contacted the prostitute by cellphone and paid her 800 yuan (130 U.S. dollars). He solicited sex for three consecutive days last week, according to the police. 

31 YEAR OLD WHORE, NO WONDER SO CHEAP

Poor health spurs spending by Chinese millionaires – beyondbrics - Blogs - FT.com  

“There is a clear trend among the Chinese millionaire class towards exercise, eating more carefully and generally taking better care of their bodies,” ... NAH, ALL THE REALLY RICH BASTARDS I KNOW WILL AGREE TO SWIM BUT THAT'S IT

Robert Friedland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

BILL SAYS CONNECTED TO ZYK AND SICHUAN CLIQUE

In Suburban Seattle, New Nests for China’s Rich - NYTimes.com  

Wealthy Chinese have become far and away the biggest foreign buyers of real estate in Seattle in recent years, accounting for up to one-third of $1-million-plus homes sold in certain areas 

SHITTY WEATHER THOUGH 

" The median purchase for Chinese buyers is $523,148 — nearly twice the national average. Three-quarters of their purchases are all cash." ... JUST DON'T ASK WHERE THE MONEY IS FROM 

"attraction to Seattle stems from its top schools, clean air, longtime Chinese population"

Red diaper baby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

red diaper babies as "children of CPUSA members, children of former CPUSA members, and children whose parents never became members of the CPUSA but were involved in political, cultural, or educational activities led or supported by the Party".[1]

J. Hoberman Reviews the Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' – Tablet Magazine   

Gopnik is surrounded by Jews so grotesque that the movie might have been cast by Julius Streicher. (A Serious Man, as outraged Village Voice reviewer Ella Taylor wrote in a memorable rant, was “crowded with fat Jews, aggressive Jews, passive-aggressive Jews, traitor Jews, loser Jews, shyster-Jews, emo-Jews, Jews who slurp their chicken soup, and—passing as sages—a clutch of yellow-toothed, know nothing rabbis.” They are, to say the least, uniformly unlovely.) 

LOL, SHE GOT IT 

"he doggedly pursues an apparently hopeless career in a dead-end scene, amply stocked with colorful grotesques, not a few of them Jews" 

"It cannot have been lost on the Coens that it was a Minnesota Jew like themselves who effectively schlemiel-ized an entire movement of earnest idealists. (Who could top the singer’s “Positively 4th Street” kiss-off: I wish that for just one time, you could stand inside my shoes/ You’d know what a drag it is to see you.) Nor could the brothers have failed to see the joke. The magnitude of Dylan’s off-screen success magnifies Davis’ humiliation. Dylan is their movie’s structuring absence: That he is a Jew who is not a schlemiel means he can’t be shown at all." 

AH HOBERMAN IS STRETCHING A BIT ABOUT ZIMMERMAN

OFFSHORE DEPOSITS LOSE MOMENTUM ON WEAK YUAN, REPATRIATION  

* The London Metal Exchange (LME), aiming to expand its business in top metals consumer China, said its new 
clearing house that launched on Monday would accept the Chinese currency as collateral by the end of the year. 
 Singapore Exchange said last Friday it was adding new Asian foreign exchange futures contracts on Chinese 
renminbi, Japanese yen and Thai baht to further augment its suite of FX offerings. These contracts will be available 
for trading from Oct. 20. 
 Cagamas Berhad, the National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia, made its debut in the international bond market 
by selling the first and largest yuan bond by a Malaysian issuer. The 1.5 billion yuan three-year bond offers a coupon 
rate of 3.7 percent.

Taste of Da Dong - Food & Drink - Time Out - Beijing  

Nearly everything here is regular Chinese fare done par excellence. Even everyday dishes like steamed buns (24RMB) are fantastic, stuffed to the brim with bok choy and egg. The appetiser platter (10RMB) takes influence from traditional Beijing cuisine, with the ma doufu and mashed potatoes some of the best we’ve ever had. The ‘chef’s special’ aubergine (28RMB) is luscious, lightly tinged with soy and aniseed. And when Dong spoons hoisin sauce over creamy, baked avocado (15RMB), it’s one lip-smacking treat. 

I WILL BE THE JUDGE

小大董 - Parkview Green芳草地  

THE BOY AND I WILL CHECK IT OUT TONIGHT, LOVELY LEA CANNOT COME

Pirate Bay not blocked RT @melissakchan MT @joshchin: A (long) list of major websites blocked in China bit.ly/1pfCdGs  

Oh, Big Brother: you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China ift.tt/YfjOSK (TechinAsia)  

New York Times, New York Times Chinese, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, BBC Chinese, Chosun Chinese, WSJ, WSJ Chinese, Flipboard (international version only), Google News, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, LiveLeak, Break, Crackle, selected international Wikipedia pages, selected Chinese Wikipedia pages, Wikileaks

Huge. RT @limlouisa: University of Chicago decides to stop having a Confucius Institute news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/0… cc: @PublicDiplomacy  

However, recently published comments about UChicago in an article about the director-general of Hanban are incompatible with a continued equal partnership.

SAYRE'S LAW

Anthony Bourdain How to Travel - Anthony Bourdain on How to Fly - Esquire  

And the iPad is essential. I load it up with books to be read, videos, films, games, apps, because I'm assuming there will be downtime. You can't count on good films on an airplane.  

DOUBLY TRUE IF YOU HAVE KIDS 

Maybe my biggest travel splurge on the road is if there's one of those old restored colonial hotels in places that were formerly part of the British or French Empire. Like the Grand d'Angkor in Siem Reap or the Metropole in Hanoi. 

GOOD TIP

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: In deep with Apple’s thinnest phones | Ars Technica  

Derek Jeter Opens the Door. -- NYMag 

WHITE MOM, DAD IS A LIGHT-SKINNED BLACK

Some iPhone 6 Plus Owners Accidentally Bending Their iPhones in Pockets - Mac Rumors  

"To prevent bending, iPhone 6 Plus owners may want to remove their iPhones from their pockets before sitting or bending." 

GENIUS

9 US IPOs by Chinese firms in 2014 - China.org.cn  

zhaopin 
jd.com 
jumei 
tuniu 
cheetah mobile 
weibo 
leju 
ikang 
tarena

CIA agent who spent 20 years in prison in China, after bungled Korean War mission, finally tells his story slate.com/articles/news_…

Top 100 ETFs by Volume 2014 09 25  

TOP OF THIS LIST DOESN'T CHANGE OVER TIME, IT'S THE MARGIN THAT IS INTERESTING

SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF 152,752,740
EEM Emrg Mkts Index MSCI Ishares 72,227,666
VXX VIX Short-Term Futures ETN Ipath 69,145,987
QQQ Powershares QQQ 68,642,560
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR 54,148,489
IWM Russell 2000 ETF 49,733,633
TVIX Daily 2X VIX ST ETN Velocityshares 37,683,313
GDX Gold Miners ETF Market Vectors 35,894,795
EWZ Brazil Index MSCI Ishares 29,681,998
EWJ Japan Index MSCI Ishares 26,740,835
FXI FTSE China 25 Index Fund Ishares 24,862,845
XIV Daily Inverse VIX ST ETN Velocityshares 24,540,271
TZA Smallcap Bear 3X Direxion 23,390,494
UVXY Ultra VIX Short-Term Fut ETF Proshares 22,685,647
EFA EAFE Index MSCI Ishares 16,198,276
TNA Smallcap Bull 3X Direxion 13,766,622
IYR DJ US Real Estate Ishares 13,593,286
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR 13,580,753
SLV Silver Trust Ishares 12,483,408
SDS Ultrashort S&P 500 Proshares 12,021,378
DGAZ 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN Velocityshare 11,887,347
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR 11,758,155
XLV Healthcare Select Sector SPDR 11,661,538
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR 11,501,073
VWO Emrg Mkts ETF MSCI Vanguard 10,642,981
EWT Taiwan Index MSCI Ishares 10,557,407
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR 10,169,310
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Prod 9,631,806
DIA SPDR DOW 30 ETF 9,535,740
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR 9,438,356
TLT 20+ Year Trsy Bond Ishares 8,949,883
UGAZ 3X Long Natural Gas ETN Velocityshares 8,906,065
GDXJ Junior Gold Miners ETF Market Vectors 8,510,557
JNK SPDR High Yield Bond Barclays Capital 8,214,366
SSO Ultra S&P 500 Proshares 8,076,845
RSX Russia ETF Market Vectors 7,863,077
GLD SPDR Gold 7,640,357
HYG Iboxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd Ishares 7,621,693
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Mine 7,429,601
SQQQ Ultrapro Short QQQ Proshares 7,007,478
OIH Oil Services ETF Market Vectors 6,907,717
UNG US Natural Gas 6,874,189
EPI India Earnings Wisdomtree 6,661,602
DXJ Japan Hedged Equity Wisdomtree 6,573,756
NUGT Gold Miners Bull 3X Direxion 6,459,507
VGK Europe ETF FTSE Vanguard 5,739,298
EWH Hong Kong Index MSCI Ishares 5,492,597
SH Short S&P 500 Proshares 5,478,074
BKLN Senior Loan Portfolio Powershares 5,322,798
VNQ REIT Index ETF Vanguard 5,150,076
FAZ Financial Bear 3X Direxion 5,083,812
QID Ultrashort QQQ Proshares 4,897,051
AMLP Alps Alerian MLP ETF 4,747,203
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR 4,704,977
XLY Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDR 4,663,633
SPXU Ultrapro Short S&P 500 Proshares 4,647,706
TQQQ Ultrapro QQQ Proshares 4,437,463
UUP DB US Dollar Index Bullish Powershares 4,432,673
DUST Gold Miners Bear 3X Direxion 4,340,646
USO US Oil 4,266,504
XME SPDR S&P Metals & Mining 4,256,809
XHB SPDR S&P Homebuilders 4,091,788
KRE SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF 3,929,473
VEA EAFE ETF MSCI Vanguard 3,858,241
MDY SPDR S&P Midcap 400 3,674,954
BND Total Bond Market ETF Vanguard 3,181,918
IAU Gold Trust Ishares 3,118,146
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Mine 3,041,044
EWG Germany Index MSCI Ishares 3,039,211
TBT Ultrashort 20+ Year Treasury Proshares 3,037,339
VTI Total Stock Market ETF Vanguard 3,000,939
VIXY VIX Short-Term Futures ETF Proshares 2,970,979
FEZ SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 2,862,581
SPXS Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares 2,836,066
EWI Italy Index MSCI Ishares 2,712,308
FAS Financial Bull 3X Direxion 2,600,632
EZU EMU Index MSCI Ishares 2,456,990
IVV S&P 500 Index Ishares 2,388,461
EWU United Kingdom Index MSCI Ishares 2,371,218
EDZ Emrg Mkts Bear 3X Direxion 2,358,337
EWY South Korea Index MSCI Ishares 2,351,807
TWM Ultrashort Russell 2000 Proshares 2,341,717
IWF Russell 1000 Growth Index Ishares 2,311,818
RWM Short Russell 2000 Proshares 2,248,121
EWA Australia Index MSCI Ishares 2,238,825
EWW Mexico Investable Mkt Idx MSCI Ishares 2,203,088
SVXY Short VIX Short-Term Fut ETF Proshares 2,182,341
SMH Semiconductor ETF Market Vectors 2,175,632
QLD Ultra QQQ Proshares 2,120,853
PBJ Dynamic Food & Beverage Powershares 2,093,369
ITB DJ US Home Construction Ishares 2,070,512
SJNK SPDR ST High Yield Bond ETF Barclays Cap 1,935,443
SPXL Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X Shares 1,833,191
VXZ VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN Ipath 1,815,353
PSQ Short QQQ Proshares 1,788,450
EDC Emrg Mkts Bull 3X Direxion 1,776,557
UPRO Ultrapro S&P 500 Proshares 1,756,032
SDOW Ultrapro Short DOW 30 Proshares 1,648,313
VOO S&P 500 ETF Vanguard 1,602,998
IWD Russell 1000 Value Index Ishares 1,588,375

22 all time highs 2014 09 25  

DAYS LIKE THIS I MISS UGLY'S OLD NEW ALL TIME HIGH *CLOSE* LIST 

Facebook Inc 
Celgene Corp 
Actavis Inc 
Allergan Inc 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 
L Brands Inc 
Gopro Inc. 
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd 
Centene Corp 
Spectrum Brands Holdings 
Parexel International Corp 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc 
Ptc Therapeutics Inc 
Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Otonomy Inc. 
IGI Laboratories 
Nathan's Famous 
Immune Design Corp. 
Straight Path Communications In 
Radiant Logistics

73 all time lows 2014 09 25  

Cnh Industrial N.V. 
Markit Ltd. 
Knowles Corporation Common Stoc 
Graa Y Montero S.A.A. 
Viper Energy Partners LP 
Caesars Acquisition Company 
Fnfv Group of Fidelity National 
Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc 
Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc 
Foresight Energy LP 
Dorian Lpg Ltd. 
Alamos Gold Inc 
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Common Sto 
Cloud Peak Energy Inc 
Just Energy Group Inc 
Alpha Natural Resources 
Foundation Medicine Inc 
Sfx Entertainment Inc 
Rentech Nitrogen Partners L.P 
Nmi Holdings Inc 
Arch Coal 
Chc Group Ltd. 
Revance Therapeutics Inc. 
Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc 
Campus Crest Communities 
Jive Software Inc 
Sandridge Permian Trust 
Enduro Royalty Trust 
Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage Inc 
Century Communities Inc. 
Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc. 
The Exone Company 
Sears Hometown and Outlet Store 
Ares Commercial Real Estate Cor 
Sungy Mobile Limited 
Caretrust REIT Inc. 
E2Open Inc 
Ntelos Holdings 
Sizmek Inc. 
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Veracyte Inc 
Rightside Group Ltd. 
Cara Therapeutics Inc. 
Quinstreet Inc 
Walter Energy 
Rigel Pharmaceuticals 
Genocea Biosciences Inc. 
Enzymotec Ltd 
Egalet Corp 
Ignite Restaurant Group Inc 
Cyan Inc. Common Stock 
Roundy's Inc. Common Stock 
Higher One Holdings 
Achaogen Inc 
Mediwound Ltd. 
Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 
Cellular Dynamics International 
Sandridge Mississippian Trust I 
Reachlocal 
Fairway Group Holdings Corp 
Epirus Biopharmaceuticals Inc. 
Ucp. Inc 
Diana Containerships Inc 
Tecumseh Products Company 
Cafepress Inc 
Alexza Pharmaceuticals 
First Marblehead Corp 
Pdi Inc 
Can-Fite Biopharma Ltd Sponsore 
Cordia Bancorp Inc 
Biocept Inc 
Cbd Energy Limited 
Alco Stores Inc

http://techin.asia/1CnEiZ2  

LOT OF TIBETAN MASTIFFS IN MY MILLIONAIRES' COMPOUND ... MUCH PREFER THEM TO THE PEKINGESE

Movies Watched -- Short Term 12

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Thought I might fast forward this one, but then it caught me and I watched at normal speed.  About a group home for troubled teens, run by formerly troubled teens, or somewhat more stable young adults ... depressing ... screwed up kids, abused physically or sexually or god knows what ... makes you thankful if you're even halfway well adjusted ... ends with the musical cue piano and strings, supposed to be semi-hopeful.  Anyway, if you want to see a really good movie about abused children, see "Shame" with Michael Fassbender ... that was great, one of my favorite movies from 2011 or 2012 or whenever it came out.  Everyone who thinks it's about "sex addiction" didn't understand it.

Movies Watched -- The Selfish Giant

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Fast forwarded from 15 minutes in, too depressing to watch ... wouldn't have understood a word without the subtitles ... where's the pleasure in watching these poor white savages in northern England? Now long ago I did watch Ken Loach's "Kes" and really liked it, it's so good (1969, a different era), but this, for some reason, I couldn't bear it. I also liked parts of "Fish Tank," another in a long string of Council Flats reality movies, but wasn't in the mood for this.

Links for 2014 09 25

Added on by C. Maoxian.

 

ignorance test  

EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER

The Chinese Cultural Revolution  

CIA ANALYSIS ... SPOT ON ... WELL WRITTEN, WHO WROTE IT?

1961 Leap Forward  

FORESAW DISASTER, THAT'S BACK WHEN THE AGENCY HAD TALENTED PEOPLE

The China Collection | CIA FOIA (foia.cia.gov)  

DATES NEED TO BE CLEARER

2 Investigators: China Floods U.S. With Near-Perfect Fake Driver’s Licenses « CBS Chicago

YEP, NOT NEAR PERFECT ... PERFECT.

outlaw's fish kitchen cornwall  

DAILY MENU PHOTO

Michelin Awards New Stars to 14 U.K. Restaurants: Six in London - Bloomberg  

Talko | Talko is the best way to use your voice to get things done.  

aka WECHAT ... COULD BE AN OTO THING THOUGH THIS

Unsettling Images of Patients in Hiding After Plastic Surgery (NSFW) | WIRED  

KOREA ... ON ANY FLIGHT BACK FROM SEOUL YOU WILL BE SITTING NEXT TO A CHINESE GIRL WHO HAD SURGERY

Exercism  

Learn to code | Codecademy  
 

John S. on Twitter: "http://t.co/geJoLYRZfz"  

FORGOT THE BEST REASON WHICH IS IF COMPLIANCE KNEW WHAT I WAS SAYING ONLINE THEY'D MURDER ME WITH AN AXE

SEC FORM 13-F Information Table  

Scarsdale Public Schools top the country with highest avg teacher salary at $107,100 topmastersineducation.com/school-distric… Top 50 ranked  

对维吾尔学者伊力哈木的采访(节选) Interview With Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti (Excerpt) - YouTube  

http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/western-governments-fault-prison-for-uighur-scholar/?smid=tw-share  

Thomson Reuters turns up heat in chat wars - Talking Biz News  

BLOOMBERG IS SO POWERFUL BECAUSE IT HAS BASICALLY ALL OF THE GLOBAL CAPITAL ELITE ON THEIR INTRANET

blyon.com | What happens when National Geographic steals your art?  

28 all time highs 2014 09 24  

Johnson & Johnson 
Costco Wholesale Corp 
Allergan Inc 
Wellpoint Health Networks Inc 
Cardinal Health 
Kroger Company 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Intuit Inc 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
L Brands Inc 
Salix Pharmaceuticals 
Church & Dwight Company 
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd 
Gopro Inc. 
United Therapeutics Corp 
Mallinckrodt Plc Ordinary Share 
Centene Corp 
Spectrum Brands Holdings 
Parexel International Corp 
Ptc Therapeutics Inc 
Consolidated Communications Holdings 
The Providence Service Corp 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Otonomy Inc. 
Straight Path Communications In 
Townsquare Media Llc 
Willdan Group 
City Office REIT Inc.

Occupational Hazards of Working on Wall Street - Bloomberg View  

China considers replacing central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan on.wsj.com/1spx3hV great scoop by @Lingling_Wei @bobdavis187  

Good article. RT @BV: Michael Lewis on the occupational hazards of working on Wall Street: bv.ms/1uplE1I pic.twitter.com/GLCDxWKasM  

Professor @donaldcclarke gives his thoughts on Ilham Tohti's sentence: lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof…  

China Daily truly in top form with this 9-page slideshow of Jack Ma's sweater collection #mustread h/t @austinramzy chinadaily.com.cn/fashion/2014-0…  

When a $210-million bet goes bad: Investors stage shadow banking protest in Beijing on.wsj.com/1sootzT pic.twitter.com/00QzRlJtW0  

Golden Setup on a Dreadful Day

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Even though gold is deeply out of favor and probably heading back below $1,000 an ounce, it doesn't mean it's no good to play from the long side during a trend down day in the broad market.  You can see the jump in GLD as the market fell apart in the morning, but it was that lunchtime zigzag that I love to see that offered the low-risk trade.  On a bad day like Thursday you're going to be keeping an eye on the bonds and gold for a play. 

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Genesis XIX : 30-38 King James Version

Added on by C. Maoxian.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

Boardwalk Empire -- S05 E03

Added on by C. Maoxian.

The things we do for love ... Joe Kennedy tells Nucky he takes the risk out ... "By rigging the game, of course. What else is the stock market good for?"

Just a little room or two can more than do a little man and wife
That's if they're contented with the little things in life

Living on a larger scale would soon entail a lot of care and strife
We could be so happy with the little things in life

A little rain, a little sun, a little work, a little fun
A little time for loving when the day is done

And a little thing that cries for lullabies could make a man and wife
Tell the world how much they love the little things in life

-- Irving Berlin

Movies Watched -- The World's End

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Aimed squarely at my demographic (white, middle-aged male Xers with a British accent) ... had some funny bits (pubs getting "Starbucked") ... innocent pub crawl becomes weird, very weird ... lamenting lost youth ... wanted to like it more than I did ... at least 20 minutes too long. Yellow rating.

Movies Watched -- Spring Breakers

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Weird one ... not on the RT top 100 list but inexplicably made many top ten lists so I watched it ... low budget ... ridiculous story of some college girls on spring break (lots of sex, drugs & rock and roll, er, hip hop) in St. Petersburg who partner up with a local gangster ... lots of disturbing bits, consistently salacious and occasionally scary ... twist at the end but just absurd. Must have made some ten worst lists as well.

Gold (GLD) Looking Rusty

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Candlevolume chart of the GLD (Inception date: 11/18/2004) ... the width of the year shows you how active trading was ... 2014 shaping up to be a "thin" year as price falls and activity drops. 2012 thin, 2013 thinner, 2014 thinnest.  You can see that in the early years of the boom, 2004 05 06 07, there was very little trading in the GLD.  Everyone who purchased after May 2010 and held is underwater.  A lot of latecomers are bagholders now, that's for sure.

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