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Links for 2014 12 10

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Hot Source of Property Financing: Visa Seekers - WSJ  

CREATIVE FINANCING

apples an almonds  

the thought of eating a whole apple with a handful of almonds sounds dull 

ALL ABOUT BALANCE

#YearInReview2014 | Discover the Year on Twitter.  

TWITTER SUCH A VALUABLE ASSET NOT EVEN A FAILED STANDUP COMIC LIKE COSTOLO CAN SCREW IT UP

From ‘Baba Mahley’ to ‘Baobo’: An Expat’s Quest for the Ideal Chinese Nickname - Expat - WSJ  

I RENAMED COCO "ADELE" SHORTLY BEFORE SHE DUMPED ME ...

101 all time highs 2015 12 09  

Express Scripts 
PPG Industries 
AON Plc 
Equity Residential 
Western Digital Corp 
Avalonbay Communities 
Edison International 
Dollar General Corp 
Boston Properties 
O'Reilly Automotive 
Autozone 
Xcel Energy Inc 
Northeast Utilities 
Citizens Financial Group Inc/Ri 
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc 
Essex Property Trust 
Mohawk Industries 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
Hospira Inc 
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 
Sealed Air Corp 
Alliant Energy Corp 
Zayo Group Holdings Inc. 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
Mallinckrodt Plc Ordinary Share 
Atmos Energy Corp 
SS&C Technologies Holdings 
Dexcom Inc 
Cinemark Holdings Inc 
Amtrust Financial Services 
Steris Corp 
West Pharmaceutical Services 
Catalent Inc. 
Boston Beer Company 
Burlington Stores Inc 
Cavium Inc 
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc 
Piedmont Natural Gas Company 
Sovran Self Storage 
Sun Communities 
West Corp 
WGL Holdings Inc 
Newjersey Resources Corp 
First Citizens Bancshares 
Northwestern Corp 
Epam Systems Inc 
Science Applications Internatio 
Exact Sciences Corp 
Group 1 Automotive 
Littelfuse 
One Gas Inc. 
Papa John's International 
J & J Snack Foods 
Om Asset Management Ltd 
Hudson Pacific Properties 
Dineequity Inc 
American Assets Trust 
Kite Pharma Inc. 
Ptc Therapeutics Inc 
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc 
Dominion Diamond Corp 
Fidelity & Guaranty 
M/A-Com Technology Solutions Ho 
G&K Services 
Bluebird Bio Inc 
Marcus & Millichap 
Omnicell Inc 
Mimedx Group Inc 
Quaker Chemical Corp 
Natus Medical Inc 
Independent Bank 
Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. 
Universal Electronics Inc 
Zs Pharma Inc. 
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit] 
Depomed Inc 
National Healthcare Corp 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
New Media Investment Group Inc. 
Ovascience Inc 
K2M Group Holdings Inc. 
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Universal Insurance Holdings Inc 
Square 1 Financial Inc 
Otonomy Inc. 
Installed Building Products I 
Tribune Publishing Company Comm 
Cempra Inc 
Heritage Insurance Holdings 
Intersect Ent Inc. 
United Insurance Hld 
US Concrete 
P.A.M. Transportation Services 
The Bank of Kentucky Financial 
Nathan's Famous 
Norcraft Companies Inc 
Reading International Inc 
Calithera Biosciences Inc. 
Hampden Bancorp 
Entegra Financial Corp.

High-speed Rail Now Connects Two of China’s Biggest Commercial Centers | TheNanfang  

WE NEVER FLY ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THESE TRAINS

Momo vs. Momo: China’s Tinder Fights for Its Name - China Real Time Report - WSJ  

"China’s popular dating app Momo prepares for an initial public offering in the U.S. on Thursday" ... NOT A WORD ABOUT "DATING" IN THE PROSPECTUS ... SMART CUTE GIRL IN BAR WRINKLED NOSE WHEN SHE SAW MOMO ON MY IPAD (I TOLD HER I'D NEVER SET IT UP, ON THERE FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES LOL)

Guest post: what if conventional wisdom on China is wrong? | beyondbrics  

ROTHMAN ... I'M BULLISH ON THE CHINESE PEOPLE, BEARISH ON THE GOVERNMENT ... HARD TO SAY WHAT WAY IT WILL ULTIMATELY GO

反腐败国际追逃追赃——中央纪委监察部网站  

"@niubi: The CCDI should have a page with pictures of the officials, like the FBI ten most wanted, and should be distributing the information all over the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, as well as Canada, Australia, and London." ... AND DON'T FORGET LOVELY NEW ZEALAND!

The Most Expensive Home for Sale in Every State  

GREAT POST ... NORTH DAKOTA TO CALIFORNIA

40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Time  

LISTEN TO THEM ALL FOR FREE IN THE SPOTIFY ERA (except the beatles thx to Leo Epstein)

Most insane ski line EVER - YouTube  

TRUST FUND KID

Harvard Business School Professor Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food - Restaurants - Boston.com  

BENJAMIN EDELMAN ...

Renting Now Half as Affordable as Buying in the US  

DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE DROWNING IN DEBT

Conn’s: The Worst Case Scenario - Stocks to Watch - Barrons.com  

"bad debt provisions that were substantially higher than we had anticipated ... Our confidence is shattered." 

DIDN'T PAY ATTENTION TO THE "YE$ MONEY" BUTTON ON THE WEBSITE

dean norris on Twitter: "Fire truck in Romania Thinking 911 might be a bit easier http://t.co/NJf1l8qlZb"  

THINKING YOU FORGOT THE PERIOD AFTER ROMANIA

Famed oil trader Phibro nears end of a long, winding road reuters.com/article/2014/1… Astenbeck to soldier on however  

" his bias for bullish oil bets has not panned out. Phibro suffered its first annual loss in over a decade in 2011. Hall has managed to sidestep the worst of the oil price rout in recent months, leaving Astenbeck with a 1 percent gain in November and a 7 percent rise year-to-date, according to his Dec. 1 letter to investors seen by Reuters on Tuesday."

SIDESTEPPED THE ROUT EH?

wow, Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries is finally out...if you haven't already, read this @sapna gem from 2012: bloom.bg/1vJLSvP  

"Jeffries’s dogs -- identified in the document as Ruby, Trouble and Sammy -- had different seating arrangements based on which ones were traveling."

WOOF!

Making the most detailed tweet map ever: mapbox.com/blog/twitter-m… @enf open sources his tools. pic.twitter.com/GfFnqcK4mC  

"I’ve been tracking geotagged tweets from Twitter’s public API for the last three and a half years. There are about 10 million public geotagged tweets every day, which is about 120 per second, up from about 3 million a day when I first started watching."

SWEET

The findings will turn your stomach: CIA Misled Congress Over Terror Interrogations, Report Finds bloom.bg/1wvplF1  

The full executive summary of the Senate report on CIA interrogation program wapo.st/1ywxlFQ pic.twitter.com/mqzCkfWyTG  

"Economist Nouriel Roubini Accidentally Tweets Booty Call" who is wenjie? gawker.com/economist-nour… 

Economist editor-in-chief John Micklethwait is leaving to become editor-in-chief of Bloomberg: economistgroup.com/our_news/press…  

MY COPY OF THE BLOOMBERG WAY STILL UNSIGNED

Links for 2014 12 09

Added on by C. Maoxian.

My interview with Mark Kitto on book "That's China" about building, & losing, his media franchise @WSJ @ChinaRealTime blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/…  

BBC News - Kenya breaks 'Chinese-run cyber crime network'  

"The group had been preparing to "raid the country's communication systems" and had equipment capable of infiltrating bank accounts, Kenya's M-Pesa mobile banking system and ATM machines, according to Kenya's privately owned Daily Nation newspaper." 

WHAT? DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE...

Five Charts That Show China’s Stock Boom Is Unprecedented - Bloomberg  

TURNOVER ONE THE MOST INTERESTING ... EVERYONE I ASK TELLS ME IT'S GOING BACK TO 6000 SO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS ;-)

Grrr (2014)  

"据记者在现场了解,是金吉通投资管理有限公司和丹尼斯投资公司的部分员工和客户一起在进行维权。" 

GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT GOES ON OUT IN THE PROVINCES

Documentary on the 1994 Karamay Fire  

"The film is 6 hours long and runs without any narration or musical score which, as boring as that sounds, must be captivating because the reviews are all positive so far."  

SOUNDS LIKE A NIGHTMARE (LIKE THE FIRE ITSELF)

知情者:谷俊山涉案300多亿 贪污受贿达6个多亿_凤凰资讯  

谷俊山涉案案值300亿元 ... SCRUBBED ... 300 YI AN IMPRESSIVE NUMBER

China's stock mania decouples from economic reality - AmBevPritch  

"Any Xie, from Caixin, says it will be impossible for China to deflate its epic bubble painlessly. He says house prices will fall by half from their peak in 2011. Massive bad loans in the banking system will have to be written off. “China must stop the debt-capacity spiral. Continuing it provides no way out,” he said." 

NOT JUST ANY XIE BUT ANDY XIE ... IN HINDSIGHT WE SHOULD HAVE SOLD OUT AT 68000 / SQM IN 2011, OH WELL

Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society  

"In fact, every polygon prefers being in a diverse crowd" ... NO WE DON'T

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2014 -- Vulture  

HANNIBAL 
OLIVE KITTERIDGE 
PRIVATE VIOLENCE 
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER 
THE MISSING 
THE AMERICANS [DIDN'T HOLD MY INTEREST] 
MAD MEN [YES, LIKED IT] 
TRUE DETECTIVE [HAD SOME GOOD BITS BUT ULTIMATELY DISAPPOINTING] 
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY 
THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY 

ONLY SEEN THE ONES I MADE NOTES TO

224 all time highs 2014 12 08  

Berkshire Hath Hld B 
Wells Fargo & Company 
JP Morgan Chase & Co 
Visa Inc 
Walt Disney Company 
Home Depot 
Amgen Inc 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
Mastercard Inc 
Celgene Corp 
21St Century Fox Class A 
21St Century Fox Class B 
Medtronic Inc 
Abbott Laboratories 
Lowe's Companies 
Express Scripts 
Starbucks Corp 
Blackrock 
Danaher Corp 
Fedex Corp 
Mckesson Corp 
Asml Holding N.V. 
PNC Bank 
Covidien Plc. 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
Delta Air Lines Inc 
Ace Limited 
Illinois Tool Works Inc 
Franklin Resources 
Stryker Corp 
Reynolds American Inc 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock 
Aetna Inc 
Air Products and Chemicals 
Kroger Company 
Allstate Corp 
Northrop Grumman Corp 
Cardinal Health 
Cigna Corp 
AON Plc 
Te Connectivity Ltd 
Avago Technologies 
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. 
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Chubb Corp 
Synchrony Financial 
Western Digital Corp 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
United Continental Holdings 
Marriot International 
Cerner Corp 
Humana Inc 
Edison International 
Amerisourcebergen Corp 
Nidec Corp 
Omnicom Group Inc 
Zimmer Holdings 
Autozone 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
Amphenol Corp 
Northeast Utilities 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. 
Edwards Lifesciences Corp 
Credicorp Ltd 
Citizens Financial Group Inc/Ri 
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc 
Essex Property Trust 
C.R. Bard 
Henry Schein 
Wisconsin Energy Corp 
Expedia Inc 
Mohawk Industries 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
Jazz Pharmaceuticals 
Pall Corp 
Wyndham Worldwide Corp 
Church & Dwight Company 
ING US Inc 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 
Sealed Air Corp 
Raymond James Financial 
Dentsply International Inc 
Darden Restaurants 
Alleghany Corp 
Pinnacle West Capital Corp 
Alliant Energy Corp 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Sei Investments Company 
Mednax Inc 
RPM International Inc 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
Spirit Airlines Inc 
Ingredion Inc 
Integrys Energy Group 
Reinsurance Group of America Inc 
HD Supply Holdings Inc 
Partnerre Ltd 
Hain Celestial Group 
Cubist Pharmaceuticals 
Gentex Corp 
Mallinckrodt Plc Ordinary Share 
American Financial Group 
Live Nation Entertainment 
Hcc Insurance Holdings 
Axis Capital Holdings 
Spectrum Brands Holdings 
Smith [A.O.] Corp 
Kar Auction Services Inc 
Graco Inc 
Rollins 
Brunswick Corp 
Lennox International 
Springleaf Holdings Inc 
Rlj Lodging Trust 
SS&C Technologies Holdings 
Equity Lifestyle Properties 
Dexcom Inc 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Northstar Asset Management Grou 
Retail Properties of America 
West Pharmaceutical Services 
Steris Corp 
Validus Holdings 
Tyler Technologies 
Watsco Inc 
Brinker International 
Servicemaster Global Holdings I 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Berry Plastics Group Inc 
Maximus Inc 
Hawaiian Electric Industries 
Vail Resorts 
Cavium Inc 
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Manhattan Associates 
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc 
Portland General Electric Company 
Primerica Inc 
Enbridge Energy Management Llc 
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd 
WGL Holdings Inc 
Allegiant Travel Company 
Newjersey Resources Corp 
First Citizens Bancshares 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Cimpress N.V. 
Impax Laboratories 
Group 1 Automotive 
Dupont Fabros Technology 
Exact Sciences Corp 
One Gas Inc. 
Papa John's International 
Caci International 
J & J Snack Foods 
Monolithic Power Systems 
Mueller Industries 
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 
Hudson Pacific Properties 
Cantel Medical 
Spansion Inc 
Proofpoint Inc 
American Assets Trust 
Lands' End Inc. 
Ptc Therapeutics Inc 
Examworks Group 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc 
Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc 
Dominion Diamond Corp 
The Spectranetics Corp 
Dplo 
Achillion Pharmaceuticals 
Fibrogen Inc 
Chimerix Inc 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
M/A-Com Technology Solutions Ho 
Hawaiian Holdings 
Phibro Animal Health Corp 
Bluebird Bio Inc 
Noah Holdings Ltd 
Qualys Inc 
Omnicell Inc 
Wd-40 Company 
Quaker Chemical Corp 
Sage Therapeutics Inc. 
The Navigators Group 
Summit Hotel Properties 
Independent Bank 
Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. 
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit] 
Depomed Inc 
Nevro Corp 
Fcb Financial Holdings Inc. 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Coresite Realty Corp 
New Media Investment Group Inc. 
Omeros Corp 
Esperion Therapeutics Inc 
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Ovascience Inc 
Universal Insurance Holdings Inc 
Aac Holdings Inc. 
Square 1 Financial Inc 
Installed Building Products I 
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. 
Zafgen Inc. 
Cempra Inc 
United Insurance Hld 
Re/Max Holdings Inc 
P.A.M. Transportation Services 
Ocular Therapeutix Inc 
The Bank of Kentucky Financial 
Vectrus Inc. Common Stock 
Allied Motion Technologies 
Atlas Financial Holdings Inc 
Access National Corp 
Calithera Biosciences Inc. 
Affimed Therapeutics B.V. 
Monroe Capital Corp 
Nv5 Holdings Inc

A Fake Tinder Profile Followed Me Around The Internet And Taught Me About Race And Class 

"To matter in America, you can be so many things — so long as you’re not poor."

YOU'VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO BUY STUFF

Alexander Ilyushin on Twitter: "Multithreaded programming - theory and practice. http://t.co/cwRV2Ys1Id"  

NERD HUMOR WITH PUPPIES

Bankable Insight on Twitter: "This is a Russian priest sprinkling holy water on the central bank's servers in an attempt to stop the fall of ruble. http://t.co/LbJxlWBUcR"  

GOTTA BE A GAG

You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy?  

"There’s no such thing as ‘detoxing’. In medical terms, it’s a nonsense. " ... 
LIKE COLON CLEANSING LOL

Links for 2014 12 08

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Korean Air Chairman’s Daughter Deplanes Crew Over Nuts - Bloomberg  

GOOD FOR HER, MUST KEEP STANDARDS HIGH

panda visa  

SPEEDY SERVICE

Here's a timeline of every failed thing Putin has done to shore up the ruble bloom.bg/15XpeX7 via @BloombergNews  

Neemantools  

"The average waiting time for leather belts is about 1 month. 2-5 months for wildlife knives, kitchen tools, timber framing tools, drawknives and froes. 2-3 months for Longbows." 

WHY NOT OUTSOURCE WORK TO CHINA? ;-)

Neemantools  

KNIVES ARE $400 TO $800 A POP

Neemantools  

IN LATVIA OF ALL PLACES

Sliding window, project Feldbalz by Sky-Frame - sliding windows - architecture at STYLEPARK 

ANOTHER GLASS BOX ON LAKE ZURICH

When Is One Ready to Get Married? | The Book of Life  

WHEN ONE IS READY TO PROCREATE ... KIDS TODAY DON'T WANT TO SIGN THE CONTRACT THOUGH

Feedlots - Mishka Henner  

BUT IS IT CAPITAL A.R.T. ART? I EAT LOTS OF TENDERLOIN AND HAVE NO DESIRE TO SEE THE PROCESS THAT CREATES IT

The Feynman Lectures on Physics  

THE KID SHOULD SEE THIS

85 Years, 85 Ideas - Businessweek  

CAN I VIEW THEM BY YEAR? WRITE A BLOG POST

Beijing CBD At Dusk | The Sinocism China Newsletter  

"I’ll miss this view." 

WHEELS IN MOTION

ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Monitor - Walmart.com  

NOT AVAIL .. MONEY IS IN PAPER STRIPS ;-)

WALMART IS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR

Glycemic Index  

FOOD Glycemic index (glucose = 100) Serving size (grams) Glycemic load per serving 
BAKERY PRODUCTS AND BREADS
Banana cake, made with sugar 47 60 14 
Banana cake, made without sugar 55 60 12 
Spon...

10 Ways to Balance Blood Sugar Naturally  

HONEY

Brain Food: How to Eat Smart  

demands a constant supply of glucose — primarily obtained from recently eaten carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, grains etc.). ... The brain needs Goldilocks portions of energy: not too much, not too little. ... The glycemic index ranks foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Pretzels are high on the index, because they cause blood sugar to rise very quickly. Raw carrots, by comparison, have a low glycemic ranking. ... "Despite broad similarities, food affects everyone's brain a little differently." .. THAT'S THE TRICKY BIT, IT'S A HIGHLY COMPLEX, INDIVIDUAL SYSTEM

David Blaine braves brain damage to challenge world record for staying awake | Daily Mail Online  

He added: "After 36 hours of sleep deprivation it's like being drunk, 72 hours and paranoia sets in, Day Four the mind goes into hallucinations and you're dreaming while awake.

"The problem is there's no way to know how to offset brain damage or to train for this because there isn't sufficient research. I believe the first guy's mistake was not being in great physical condition. Also he used stimulants to keep awake, which I assume did him in."

HE WAS A MESS WHEN HE EMERGED FROM THE BLOCK OF ICE IN NYC ... SAID HE'D NEVER GET SLEEP DEPRIVED AGAIN (guess he changed his mind)

Girl at Center of Suspected Abuse Case Dies: Report | the Beijinger  

NASTY BIZ TURNS TRAGIC ... IF THIS GUY WIGDAL RESPONSIBLE FOR HITTING HER, THEN HE NEEDS TO BE TRIED FOR MURDER ... 

"Volunteers said he was informed immediately about her death, but none would reveal how he knew or who told him, nor what his reaction to her death was."

ALL THOSE LOATHSOME EVANGELICAL ENABLERS NEED TO BE DRIVEN OUT (IF THEY'RE FOREIGNERS)

"Reports from 163.com last night state that Wigdal was interviewed by police on Sunday. Beijing Police released no further information on the matter, including whether or not they had detained him."

CRAZY. CHINESE PRESS TRYING TO PUT THE HEAT ON.

Here Are Some Other Crimes Mark Wahlberg Needs Pardoned  

YES HE WAS A PUNK BUT AN AMBITIOUS ONE

174 all time highs 2014 12 05  

Berkshire Hath Hld B 
Wells Fargo & Company 
JP Morgan Chase & Co 
Visa Inc 
Walt Disney Company 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
Mastercard Inc 
21St Century Fox Class A 
21St Century Fox Class B 
Honeywell International Inc 
Medtronic Inc 
UBS Ag Common Stock 
Allergan Inc 
Lowe's Companies 
Starbucks Corp 
Blackrock 
Danaher Corp 
Mckesson Corp 
Asml Holding N.V. 
PNC Bank 
Delta Air Lines Inc 
Ace Limited 
Illinois Tool Works Inc 
Reynolds American Inc 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock 
Aetna Inc 
Air Products and Chemicals 
PPG Industries 
Kroger Company 
Allstate Corp 
Northrop Grumman Corp 
Cigna Corp 
AON Plc 
Te Connectivity Ltd 
Avago Technologies 
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. 
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Chubb Corp 
L Brands Inc 
Western Digital Corp 
United Continental Holdings 
Humana Inc 
Omnicom Group Inc 
Zimmer Holdings 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
M&T Bank Corp 
Amphenol Corp 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. 
Genuine Parts Company 
Citizens Financial Group Inc/Ri 
C.R. Bard 
Expedia Inc 
Mohawk Industries 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
Tim Hortons Inc 
Jazz Pharmaceuticals 
Wyndham Worldwide Corp 
Church & Dwight Company 
ING US Inc 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 
Ashland Inc 
Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance 
Raymond James Financial 
Dentsply International Inc 
Darden Restaurants 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Sei Investments Company 
Mednax Inc 
RPM International Inc 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
Spirit Airlines Inc 
HD Supply Holdings Inc 
Partnerre Ltd 
Hain Celestial Group 
Gentex Corp 
Mallinckrodt Plc Ordinary Share 
American Financial Group 
Live Nation Entertainment 
Hcc Insurance Holdings 
Axis Capital Holdings 
Spectrum Brands Holdings 
Graco Inc 
Brunswick Corp 
Lennox International 
Rlj Lodging Trust 
SS&C Technologies Holdings 
Dexcom Inc 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Swift Transportation Company 
Northstar Asset Management Grou 
West Pharmaceutical Services 
Steris Corp 
Validus Holdings 
Watsco Inc 
Brinker International 
Servicemaster Global Holdings I 
Berry Plastics Group Inc 
First American Corp 
Clarcor Inc 
Vail Resorts 
Cavium Inc 
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 
Manhattan Associates 
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc 
J2 Global Communications Inc 
Primerica Inc 
Enbridge Energy Management Llc 
WGL Holdings Inc 
Allegiant Travel Company 
First Citizens Bancshares 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Asbury Automotive Group Inc 
Cimpress N.V. 
Group 1 Automotive 
Dupont Fabros Technology 
Exact Sciences Corp 
One Gas Inc. 
G-III Apparel Group 
American Equity Investment Life 
J & J Snack Foods 
Monolithic Power Systems 
Mueller Industries 
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 
Cantel Medical 
Spansion Inc 
Proofpoint Inc 
Lands' End Inc. 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Dominion Diamond Corp 
Core-Mark Holding Company 
The Spectranetics Corp 
Saia Inc 
Fibrogen Inc 
Chimerix Inc 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
M/A-Com Technology Solutions Ho 
Clubcorp Holdings Inc 
Hawaiian Holdings 
Bluebird Bio Inc 
Quaker Chemical Corp 
Sage Therapeutics Inc. 
Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. 
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit] 
Nevro Corp 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
New Media Investment Group Inc. 
Sunedison Semiconductor Limited 
Esperion Therapeutics Inc 
K2M Group Holdings Inc. 
Ovascience Inc 
Echo Global Logistics 
Universal Insurance Holdings Inc 
Square 1 Financial Inc 
Installed Building Products I 
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. 
United Insurance Hld 
Re/Max Holdings Inc 
P.A.M. Transportation Services 
Ocular Therapeutix Inc 
Nathan's Famous 
Vectrus Inc. Common Stock 
United Financial Bancorp Inc. 
Culp Inc 
Allied Motion Technologies 
Atlas Financial Holdings Inc 
First Financial Northwest 
Affimed Therapeutics B.V. 
Bar Harbor Bankshares 
Peoples Federal Bancshares 
Cheviot Financial Corp 
Nv5 Holdings Inc

Apostille Form 

Apostilles and Notary Certifications  

FOUND IT ...

NJ Apostilles 

CACHED PAGE?

'A Universe Beneath Our Feet': Life In Beijing's Underground : NPR  

"They're all the service people in the city," she says. "They're your waitresses, store clerks, interior designers, tech workers, who just can't afford a place in the city." 

AND MASSEUSES ... PROFESSOR SIM'S "RAT TRIBE" 

"everything that they put out in their rooms gets a bit moldy, because it's just very damp and dank underground" 

YES, IT'S A DISTINCT SMELL ... YOU CAN QUICKLY TELL WHEN YOU'RE ABOVE GROUND WHO LIVES UNDERGROUND

Beijing school rush makes property prices higher than Mayfair - Telegraph  

LUCKY TO HAVE FANGCAODI AVAILABLE TO US

Historical Pictures on Twitter: "The original Twitter from 1935. http://t.co/ErlTVixr5X"  

TWEETS DISAPPEAR IN LESS THAN TWO HOURS THOUGH

外籍男子非法收养11个中国孩子 被疑借公益敛财_网易新闻中心  

"没有履行相关手续" ... "希望警方的介入,能让这些疑问水落石出" ... WHERE WERE THEY FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS?

Anne Stevenson-Yang: Why Xi Jinping’s Troubles, and China’s, Could Get Worse - Barron's 

SHE WAS BEARISH ON QIHOO ... 

" Her disenchantment arises from the stark inequality of wealth and opportunity, the thuggishness of the Communist elite, and the amount of chicanery and accounting fraud engaged in by Chinese companies and government organs."

DOESN'T MEANT THE GROWTH ISN'T REAL

"The country is now submerged by the tsunami of bad debt"

IS IT? 

"China is a cheap place to live if one is willing to eat rice, cabbage, and pork, but it’s expensive as all get out once you factor in the cost of decent housing, a car, and health care."

SHE'S RIGHT ABOUT THAT

"There’s even an outside possibility that China’s economic miracle could end up in a fiery crash landing"

I DON'T SEE IT BUT IT'S A GOOD WAY TO ATTRACT CONSULTING CLIENTS

"If one has the ability to own a house in Sydney over an apartment in suburban Shenzhen, the choice is obvious."

CHOICE MADE LONG AGO

"Many Chinese regard apartments as capital-gains machines rather than sources of shelter."

NAH, MORE LIKE STORES OF VALUE

"Xi openly disdains Western democratic values."

HE DID SEND HIS DAUGHTER TO HARVARD THOUGH

"The intent is not moral purification by the Xi administration but instead the elimination of political enemies and other claimants to the economy’s spoils."

WELL, IT'S MAYBE BOTH THAT AND A GENUINE ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THINGS, WE'RE NOT REALLY SURE

EXPLAINER: Chinese license plates - what do they all mean?

WE HAVE A BLACK JING A PLATE WITH SOME 8'S IN IT ... CAN'T SELL OR TRANSFER IT ... BIT OF A WASTE WHEN WE LEAVE

Elise Hu - Washington, DC, NPR News, University of Missouri-Columbia | about.me  

SCARY PIC

The Cali Town Where Chinese Billionaires House Their Kids & Mistresses  

WHAT IS VOCATIV?

STOCK CONNECTOR, DIM SUM ISSUES DRAW ON HONG KONG YUAN DEPOSITS  

Direct trading between the Chinese and South Korean currencies began on Monday, with traders and government 
officials in Seoul saying transactions were more active than expected. 
 China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) had approved a total of 298.4 billion yuan Renminbi 
Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) quota to 93 entities as of Nov 28, the regulator said on Friday. 
 The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of Hong Kong, K C Chan, started his week-long visit in Europe 
on Dec. 1 to boost bilateral relations between Hong Kong and Europe and to promote the former British colony as the 
world's premium offshore Renminbi hub. 
 ASIFMA and Thomson Reuters launched a white paper on Tuesday, examining the implications of, and outlook for, 
the recently launched Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme.

How the Brain Uses Glucose to Fuel Self-Control  

"at rest, the brain consumes about 25% of your circulating glucose, despite constituting only about 3% of your body weight" 

" during a tough self-control task, circulating glucose levels plummet, consumed by hardworking frontal neurons. And, remarkably, self-control improves if subjects sip sugary drinks during the task" 

"Subjects indicated their level of anger through the number of pins they’d put into a voodoo doll representing their spouse." 

" the effect of low blood glucose on willpower and judgment fits into a larger story about how stress has the same bad effects (and disrupts frontal cortical function) when it comes to violent behavior as well. The largest lesson is that who we are and what we do must always be considered in the context of the biology occurring inside us." 

YEP BUT IT'S AN INCREDIBLY COMPLEX SYSTEM, HARD TO GAME

Vegetable Spawns Larceny and Luxury in Peru - NYTimes.com  

"a pungent, turnip-like vegetable called maca" ... CHINESE DEMAND CHANGES EVERYTHING FOR EVERYTHING

BBC News - Hong Kong's hidden rooftop slums  

LOT OF THOSE ON THE MAINLAND TOO

Fei Chang Dao: Here’s How the Xinhua Twitter Feed Responded When Asked How It Circumvents the Great Firewall to Get on Twitter  

FIT TO SKIRT

Links for 2014 12 06 07

Added on by C. Maoxian.

haribo by sales rank  

DID I LINK TO THIS BEFORE?

haribo at amzn  

LINKS TO AMAZON FROM US WEBSITE

The Magnetic Fields, Reluctant Rockers  

"Stephin Merritt is a reluctant rock star, he’s a little shy and dislikes applause" 

CLEARLY OUR KIND OF NUT

guardian top 1000 song list  

Windows Update: Frequently Asked Questions Applies to Windows 8.1 Here are answers to some common questions about updating Windows automatically. Show all What is automatic updating? With automatic updating, you don't have to search for updates online or  

With automatic updating, you don't have to search for updates online or worry that critical fixes or device drivers for Windows might be missing from your PC. Windows Update automatically installs important updates as they become available. You can also set Windows Update to install recommended updates automatically or let you know that they're available. You can also choose whether to turn on Microsoft Update, which delivers updates for other Microsoft products. Optional updates, such as language packs and updates from Microsoft Update, aren't installed automatically.

Turn automatic updating on or off Windows 7  

Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.

In the left pane, click Change settings.

Under Important updates, choose the option that you want.

Under Recommended updates, select the Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates check box, and then click OK. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms - YouTube  

Quantcast - Top Ranking International Websites

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/CovOriginal.pdf  

Tu'ppence - Mary poppins - YouTube  

The New Republic and the Beltway media's race problem - Vox 

建筑绘 平装 – 2014年10月1日 飞乐鸟 (作者)  

ZLZ BDAY

花之绘•38种花的色铅笔图绘 平装 – 2012年12月1日 飞乐鸟 (作者)  

ZLZ BDAY

Faber-castell 辉柏嘉 48色经典彩色铅笔 油性彩铅(48支/盒)  

GET FOR ZEN LAN ZHI'S BDAY

Beijing virtual reality commuter - YouTube  

SOMEONE SHOULD PUNCH HIM

This is a solid best of 2014 list from @IsaacFitzgerald. No, I will be bold: It is the correct best of 2014 list. buzzfeed.com/isaacfitzgeral… 

  

Robert Reich: How a Wealthy California Town Makes Sure No Poor Kids Attend Its 'Public' School | Alternet alternet.org/education/robe…  

SICK EDU SYSTEM IN US

China gives US list of 100+ corrupt Chinese officials who have fled to America. trov.es/1w5nre8 

HOW MANY IN ARCADIA?

“@dtiffroberts: Here's Why China's Stock Rally Will End in Tears - Businessweek via @BW buswk.co/1vU1w6r pic.twitter.com/wpK5Vxgid8”  

“New Republic” not funded with fascist money  

"the money inherited traces back to the inventor of the sewing machine, Isaac Merritt Singer. While the money does trace back to the Singer Sewing Machine Company, Isaac Singer did not invent the sewing machine, and Peretz’s uxorial nest egg traces back to Edward Clark, Singer’s patent lawyer, who was granted a full partnership in return for wresting the sewing machine patent away from the actual inventor, Elias Howe."

BEHIND EVERY GREAT FORTUNE LIES A GREAT CRIME, NEVER FORGET IT (including zuckerberg's)

Zhou Yongkang also accused of disclosing state secrets, multiple mistresses, enriching mistresses. goo.gl/ZHZrX9  

中共中央决定给予周永康开除党籍处分将周永康涉嫌犯罪问题及线索移送司法机关依法处理-新华网 j.mp/1tRyscz Zhou Yongkang expelled from CCP  

经查,周永康严重违反党的政治纪律、组织纪律、保密纪律;利用职务便利为多人谋取非法利益,直接或通过家人收受巨额贿赂;滥用职权帮助亲属、情妇、朋友从事经营活动获取巨额利益,造成国有资产重大损失;泄露党和国家机密;严重违反廉洁自律规定,本人及亲属收受他人大量财物;与多名女性通奸并进行权色、钱色交易。调查中还发现周永康其他涉嫌犯罪线索。周永康的所作所为完全背离党的性质和宗旨,严重违反党的纪律,极大损害党的形象,给党和人民事业造成重大损失,影响极其恶劣。

A big deal -> MT @BloombergNews: Former security chief Zhou Yongkang arrested and expelled from the Communist Party bloom.bg/12s3D6Q 

China expels Zhou Yongkang from Communist party gu.com/p/44vy3/stw

Uh oh… RT @drgrist: Rolling Stone no longer stands behind UVA rape story: rollingstone.com/culture/news/a… This is going to be ugly.  

Foreign man suspected of child abuse 'missing'. ow.ly/Frb9F  

China Arrests Ex-Security Chief, Zhou Yongkang, in Graft Case, via @nytimes @chubailiang nytimes.com/2014/12/06/wor…  

The Xinhua report that came after midnight on Zhou's case. Classic DC-style Friday night news dump comes to Beijing. news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-…  

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schwab trial link  

old cybertrader stuff  

'New Republic', In Major Change, Cuts Publishing Schedule; Top Editor Out  

SOME FACEBOOK BRAT BOUGHT IT OUT?

eulogy for new republic  

NO IDEA HOW MUCH THE CLARK FAMILY PISSED AWAY ON THAT ONE

VPN Defender  

BILL SAYS THIS IS FREE, CHECK IT OUT (I PAY $70 A YEAR FOR WITOPIA)

140 all time highs 2014 12 04  

Visa Inc 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
3M Company 
Mastercard Inc 
21St Century Fox Class A 
21St Century Fox Class B 
Abbott Laboratories 
UBS Ag Common Stock 
Lowe's Companies 
Costco Wholesale Corp 
Blackrock 
Mckesson Corp 
Covidien Plc. 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
Enbridge Inc 
Ace Limited 
Stryker Corp 
Reynolds American Inc 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
Archer Daniels Midland Company 
Raytheon Company 
PPG Industries 
Kroger Company 
Allstate Corp 
Becton Dickinson and Company 
AON Plc 
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Chubb Corp 
Paccar Inc 
Western Digital Corp 
L Brands Inc 
Avago Technologies 
United Continental Holdings 
Edison International 
Amerisourcebergen Corp 
Dollar General Corp 
Omnicom Group Inc 
O'Reilly Automotive 
Xcel Energy Inc 
Fidelity National Information Services 
Ryanair Holdings Plc 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
Amphenol Corp 
Northeast Utilities 
Genuine Parts Company 
Whirlpool Corp 
Dollar Tree 
Lam Research Corp 
Carmax Inc 
Carefusion Corp 
Expedia Inc 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
Jazz Pharmaceuticals 
Equifax Inc 
Enbridge Energy L.P. 
Ball Corp 
Medivation Inc 
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 
Mettler-Toledo International 
Sealed Air Corp 
Scana Corp 
Ashland Inc 
Dentsply International Inc 
Darden Restaurants 
Packaging Corporation of America 
Alliant Energy Corp 
Synopsys Inc 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Sei Investments Company 
Mednax Inc 
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP 
RPM International Inc 
Ingredion Inc 
Integrys Energy Group 
Spirit Airlines Inc 
HD Supply Holdings Inc 
Partnerre Ltd 
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. 
American Financial Group 
Gentex Corp 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Spectrum Brands Holdings 
Brunswick Corp 
Springleaf Holdings Inc 
Lennox International 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Amtrust Financial Services 
Retail Properties of America 
Validus Holdings 
Brinker International 
Maximus Inc 
Berry Plastics Group Inc 
Silgan Holdings 
Vail Resorts 
Starz Series A Liberty Capital 
Cavium Inc 
Hawaiian Electric Industries 
J2 Global Communications Inc 
WGL Holdings Inc 
Allegiant Travel Company 
Enbridge Energy Management Llc 
Asbury Automotive Group Inc 
Cimpress N.V. 
Group 1 Automotive 
Caci International 
Dupont Fabros Technology 
One Gas Inc. 
American Realty Capital Healthc 
Heartland Payment Systems 
Monolithic Power Systems 
Proofpoint Inc 
Ptc Therapeutics Inc 
Ambarella Inc 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Hollysys Automation Technologies 
Dominion Diamond Corp 
Core-Mark Holding Company 
Chimerix Inc 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
Abaxis Inc 
Fbl Financial Group 
M/A-Com Technology Solutions Ho 
Hawaiian Holdings 
Sage Therapeutics Inc. 
Zs Pharma Inc. 
Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Nevro Corp 
Esperion Therapeutics Inc 
Universal Insurance Holdings Inc 
Ovascience Inc 
Motorcar Parts of America 
Installed Building Products I 
Ardelyx Inc. 
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. 
Amreit Inc 
Nathan's Famous 
Allied Motion Technologies 
Atlas Financial Holdings Inc 
Nv5 Holdings Inc

外籍男涉嫌虐待中国养女 8岁女孩不到40斤_《参考消息》官方网站  

LONGER PIECE ... THEY SAY WAIJI INSTEAD OF AMERICAN

Police Searching for Foreigner in China Who May Have Badly Abused Adopted Daughter | TheNanfang  

"Ray is approximately 50 years-old, has lived in China for around 30 years, and speaks fluent Chinese. His adopted children are said to be more fluent in English than Chinese as a result of being home-schooled." ... NEVER HEARD OF THE GUY

Foreign foster parent of 11 being sought for alleged abuse, child at hospital in critical condition - Lost Laowai  

" Both the 法制晚报 and The Beijinger have run a photo of what appears to be a maniacal white man with an evil grin looking to prey on poor innocent homeless children, like the one splayed on a hospital bed in an adjacent photo"

Ray Wigdal and Children  

AH HE DOES HAVE A WEBSITE ... ALL THE KIDS HAVE BIRTH DEFECTS IT LOOKS LIKE ... "@NIUBI The foreigner who was abusing "adopted" kids in Shunyi was a far-right fundamentalist missionary educating them with a Bob Jones curriculum" 

OOOPH, NASTY BIZ

名都园 Capital Paradise - Joanna Real Estate  

NOT A CHEAP PLACE ... HE WOULD STAND OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB ... WHAT'S THE REAL STORY?

广州国有土地变私人农庄 政府官员常来是熟客_新闻_腾讯网  

NOT ALL PIGS ARE EQUAL

“房屋永久产权” 再度引发热议-今日头条-手机光明网  

TOUGH TO SQUARE WITH MARXISM

Best Buy to sell China business, focus on North America | Reuters  

CRAZY TO TRY TO COMPETE HERE

Putin Vows to Punish Speculators Pushing Down Ruble’s Value - Bloomberg  

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT SINCE THEY'RE ALL IN SINGAPORE ;-)

Trending Pastes at Pastebin.com  

CAN'T FIND DELOITTE SPREADSHEET?

Sony Pictures hack spreads to Deloitte: thousands of audit firm's salaries are leaked -- Fusion 

"Included among the Deloitte files is a spreadsheet that appears to contain the 2005 salary information for 31,124 U.S. Deloitte employees. The same spreadsheet also contains race and gender data for each worker, although unlike the Sony Pictures files, names are not attached to the salary information. If the spreadsheet is accurate, the data provides a rare look inside a high-profile firm’s salary structure." 

WHERE'S THE COMPLETE SPREADSHEET?

How 30,000 Deloitte Employees Got Caught Up in Sony's Leak | InTheCapital  

including a spreadsheet of Deloitte salary data, which seem to come from a single computer.

Sony Hackers Expose Rogen’s Pay Along With Deloitte Salaries - Bloomberg  

exposed salaries at Deloitte Touche ... posted on the file-sharing site Pastebin

Thomson Reuters Acquires Vhayu: What Does it Mean? (The StreamBase Event Processing Blog)  

FOUND IT

Neovest - Home  

NOT WHAT I WAS THINKING OF...

Activist Investor Blasts Jim Cramer and His 'Barren Cranium' - Bloomberg  

"On “Mad Money” the 59-year-old Cramer bombastically flogs his investment ideas -- accompanied by sound effects of roaring bears, snorting pigs, and dump-trucks full of cash -- to a following that is large enough to move shares of his picks and pans." 

WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SOFT SPOT FOR NUTTY CRAMES

Pristine ESP - Powerful Real Time Scanning and Alerting | Stock Discussion Forums  

Teach Me To Trade has acquired the rights to the real time scanning and alerting product which was the topic of this thread. More information on the TradeSeeker software can be found on the Teach Me To Trade website at teachmetotrade.com 

-Eric Patterson 
Teach Me To Trade

Philip Berber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

"He sold CyBerCorp, his online brokerage for day traders, to Charles Schwab for $488m in 2000.[1] He and his wife Donna[2] then formed and funded A Glimmer of Hope, pledging $100 million of Schwab stock to endow the foundation"

CyberTrader to be dumped - Austin Business Journal Jun 24, 2007  

San Francisco-based Schwab, one the nation's largest discount brokers with 6.9 million accounts, bought CyberTrader in 2000 for $488 million. 
Over the past seven years, Schwab has taken the trading technology the CyberTrader team developed -- such as streaming market information and analytical tools -- into its fold and made it available to Schwab clients. All the while, CyberTrader and Schwab have been operating under separate broker-dealer licenses. When the integration is complete, all of those clients will be served under Schwab's license, making for a more efficient operation, Phillips says.

Ameritrade In Deal to Buy Online Rival Datek - New York Times  

Apr 8, 2002 

"Datek had originally been valued by analysts at only about $700 million, but bidders like Ameritrade, the E*Trade Group, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and TD Waterhouse, the subsidiary of TD Bank of Toronto, ratcheted up the price during several intense rounds of bidding, spurred by the pressures of a consolidating marketplace. Ameritrade and E*Trade are the nation's only publicly traded online brokerages."

Protrader — professional trading platform | PFSOFT  

STILL HAS A WEBSITE

When Mommy and Daddy Took the Toys Away | Narratively | Human stories, boldly told.  

YOU SHOULD HAVE A FEW CAREFULLY SELECTED TOYS, NOT A PILE OF GARBAGE

Reality Trader Active Daytrading Education  

THERE'S OLD VAD, STILL GOING

Resistance Is Futile -- Rachel Lu  

"Beijing is emerging as the big winner from protests that have left Hong Kong's social fabric in tatters." 

CHICOMS SMART TO LET THE INTERNAL CONFLICT GROW TO THE POINT WHERE MOVEMENT FALLS APART

北京:一外籍男子携10名所收养中国儿童失踪(图)|女童|孩子_凤凰资讯  

"外籍男子与10个孩子一起“消失”。" ... SWEET JESUS, WHAT A HORROR STORY OUT OF SHUNYI

Links for 2014 12 04

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Prognostications  

"Cannot believe @Barrons is calling for $75 oil right as all the supermajors loudly slash spending, because even $100 oil is not enough.
12:14 PM - 30 Mar 2014"

My life, my choices. — Medium  

"I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 1 in 2007, at the age of 19. I have suffered from depression and mania since the age of 18. I was hospitalized for 3 weeks when I was diagnosed. I have been on medication since then."

hyundai veloster  

SEEN SEVERAL OF THESE AROUND TOWN, VERY EYE CATCHING LITTLE RICE ROCKET

Barack Obama "Would Not Want Your Kids Growing Up in Beijing" | the Beijinger  

"I would just point to one simple example, and that is you would not want your kids growing up in Beijing right now, because they could not breathe," Obama said Wednesday.

HE'S RIGHT OF COURSE ... ANYONE WITH MONEY AND PASSPORT HAS NO EXCUSE FOR STAYING HERE

free history fed chart  

The Wirecutter’s Best Everyday Things for $50, $100, $200 | The Wirecutter  

YOU DON'T NEED ANY OF THAT SHIT ... LOOK, SAVE YOUR MONEY AND BUY ONE OF THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF THOSE THINGS YOU *NEED*

Michael Koziarski on Twitter: "Code comments http://t.co/2KDRdfFE9u"  

NERD HUMOR

The Economics of Seinfeld  

ALL JEWISH CAST, NEVER FORGET IT

On Being a Black Male, Six Feet Four Inches Tall, in America in 2014 | Vanity Fair  

STARBURY IS NOT 6 4 HE'S ABOUT MY HEIGHT ... NICE GUY, SHARES THE GYM WITH ME

Eric on Twitter: "RT if you remember waiting for this to load. http://t.co/Ly7FbZbaLk"  

EVERY OLDSTER REMAINS THAT STARTUP IMAGE

Andrew Ducker on Twitter: "This is now my favourite pie chart ever. http://t.co/FMaPUWzYke" 

CUTE, GOT SURPRISINGLY WIDESSREAD

147 all time highs 2014 12 03  

Berkshire Hath Hld B 
Visa Inc 
Amgen Inc 
3M Company 
Mastercard Inc 
Unitedhealth Group Inc 
Honeywell International Inc 
Medtronic Inc 
Abbott Laboratories 
Lowe's Companies 
Express Scripts 
Danaher Corp 
Mckesson Corp 
Asml Holding N.V. 
Covidien Plc. 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
Alexion Pharmaceuticals 
Ace Limited 
Illinois Tool Works Inc 
Reynolds American Inc 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
Archer Daniels Midland Company 
Raytheon Company 
Aetna Inc 
PPG Industries 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 
AON Plc 
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Paccar Inc 
L Brands Inc 
Avago Technologies 
Delphi Automotive Plc 
Humana Inc 
Autozone 
O'Reilly Automotive 
Fidelity National Information Services 
Amphenol Corp 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. 
Whirlpool Corp 
Edwards Lifesciences Corp 
Credicorp Ltd 
Lam Research Corp 
C.R. Bard 
Carmax Inc 
Carefusion Corp 
Henry Schein 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
Tractor Supply Company 
Pall Corp 
Hospira Inc 
Equifax Inc 
Quest Diagnostics Inc 
Ball Corp 
H&R Block 
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 
Sealed Air Corp 
Ashland Inc 
Dentsply International Inc 
Darden Restaurants 
Packaging Corporation of America 
Alliant Energy Corp 
Pinnacle West Capital Corp 
Sei Investments Company 
Mednax Inc 
RPM International Inc 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
Ingredion Inc 
Integrys Energy Group 
Factset Research Systems Inc 
Centene Corp 
Partnerre Ltd 
HD Supply Holdings Inc 
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. 
American Financial Group 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Gentex Corp 
Axis Capital Holdings 
Smith [A.O.] Corp 
Graco Inc 
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp 
Dexcom Inc 
Amtrust Financial Services 
Retail Properties of America 
West Pharmaceutical Services 
Validus Holdings 
Berry Plastics Group Inc 
Vwr Corporation 
Maximus Inc 
First American Corp 
Silgan Holdings 
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 
Euronet Worldwide 
Cavium Inc 
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc 
La Quinta Holdings Inc. 
Primerica Inc 
J2 Global Communications Inc 
WGL Holdings Inc 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Science Applications Internatio 
Fair Isaac and Company Inc 
Asbury Automotive Group Inc 
Dupont Fabros Technology 
Group 1 Automotive 
Caci International 
One Gas Inc. 
Heartland Payment Systems 
G-III Apparel Group 
Mueller Industries 
Firstservice Corp 
Monolithic Power Systems 
Cantel Medical 
Proofpoint Inc 
Retail Opportunity Investments 
Spansion Inc 
Chimerix Inc 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
Fbl Financial Group 
M/A-Com Technology Solutions Ho 
Inc Research Holdings Inc. 
Smart 
Quaker Chemical Corp 
The Navigators Group 
Sage Therapeutics Inc. 
Depomed Inc 
Zs Pharma Inc. 
Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Nevro Corp 
Eros International Plc 
Echo Global Logistics 
Q2 Holdings Inc 
Motorcar Parts of America 
Cardinal Financial Corp 
IGI Laboratories 
Otonomy Inc. 
Ardelyx Inc. 
America's Car-Mart 
P.A.M. Transportation Services 
Vectrus Inc. Common Stock 
Reading International Inc 
Allied Motion Technologies 
Willdan Group 
Adma Biologics 
Flanigan's Enterprises 
Atara Biotherapeutics Inc.

Japanese vagina kayak artist arrested again for obscenity | World news | The Guardian  

LOOKS GOOD

Around the Clock by Roz Chast - Powell's Books  

ROZ IS A HAMTECH ALUM

China Falls on Transparency International Index Despite Anti-Graft Drive - Risk & Compliance - WSJ  

HIGHLY CORRUPT TO VERY CLEAN

Oil, the Ruble and Putin Are All Headed for 63. A Russian Joke -- for the Moment - Bloomberg 

DON'T LOOK AT THE RUBLE CHART IF YOU WANT TO SLEEP SOUNDLY AT NIGHT ... THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES WITH ALL ITS IMPLICATIONS

OMG! Funniest 13D filing ever. Says @jimcramer has “ionized lavender water on your barren cranium”. Must read! 1.usa.gov/1FNlUbW  

CRAMER COULD HAVE TAKEN A LOT MORE OUT OF TST IF HE WERE A BAD MAN

Book lovers with kids! Book lovers who know kids who love books! A great list of children's books: buzzfeed.com/mallorymcinnis…  

ALL NEW TITLES

a. changster  

KIND OF LIKE T LO BUT YOUNGER AND WITH MONEY

Louvre Museum's visitor flows, tracked via bluetooth senseable.mit.edu/louvre/  

HITTING ALL THE BIG HITS

Diaosi: Peking University Releases Report on China’s “Losers” – chinaSMACK ow.ly/FhS2i  

The @quelquefois in the NYTimes!! ~ For China, Cybersecurity Is Part of Strategy for Protecting the Communist Party ow.ly/FiVwC  

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/31448741#31448741  

JEREMY MADE FOR TV LOOKS

Links for 2014 12 03

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Zillow Accused of Subjecting Female Employees to "Sexual Torture"  

SPENCER BEEN QUIETER OF LATE

93 all time highs 2014 12 02  

Berkshire Hath Hld B 
Procter & Gamble Company 
Walt Disney Company 
Amgen Inc 
Unitedhealth Group Inc 
Celgene Corp 
21St Century Fox Class A 
21St Century Fox Class B 
Medtronic Inc 
Abbott Laboratories 
Costco Wholesale Corp 
Prudential Public Limited Company 
Express Scripts 
Fedex Corp 
Mckesson Corp 
Covidien Plc. 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
Automatic Data Processing 
Alexion Pharmaceuticals 
Stryker Corp 
Archer Daniels Midland Company 
Aetna Inc 
PPG Industries 
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Seagate Technology. 
Edison International 
Amerisourcebergen Corp 
Omnicom Group Inc 
Zimmer Holdings 
Autozone 
Charter Communications 
O'Reilly Automotive 
Xcel Energy Inc 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
Northeast Utilities 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. 
Edwards Lifesciences Corp 
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc 
C.R. Bard 
Carmax Inc 
Hospira Inc 
H&R Block 
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 
Energizer Holdings 
Petsmart Inc 
Dentsply International Inc 
Darden Restaurants 
Alleghany Corp 
Pinnacle West Capital Corp 
Alliant Energy Corp 
Ingredion Inc 
Factset Research Systems Inc 
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. 
Gentex Corp 
Sirona Dental Systems 
Springleaf Holdings Inc 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Retail Properties of America 
Catalent Inc. 
First American Corp 
Berry Plastics Group Inc 
Portland General Electric Company 
La Quinta Holdings Inc. 
WGL Holdings Inc 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Fair Isaac and Company Inc 
One Gas Inc. 
Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc 
American Realty Capital Healthc 
Comscore Inc 
Ptc Therapeutics Inc 
Sonic Corp 
Spansion Inc 
Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc 
M/A-Com Technology Solutions Ho 
Smart 
Hawaiian Holdings 
Depomed Inc 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
New Media Investment Group Inc. 
Eros International Plc 
Nevro Corp 
Aac Holdings Inc. 
IGI Laboratories 
Otonomy Inc. 
Ardelyx Inc. 
America's Car-Mart 
P.A.M. Transportation Services 
Reading International Inc 
Allied Motion Technologies 
First Financial Northwest 
Scynexis Inc 
Atara Biotherapeutics Inc.

China’s Brave Underground Journal—II by Ian Johnson | The New York Review of Books  

"to many Chinese people of a certain age, the Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University conjures up another image—that of a group of fanatical girls torturing their vice-principal to death. For years, the event has been of interest to foreign scholars of the Cultural Revolution" 

PROBABLY HAPPENED HUNDREDS (THOUSANDS?) OF TIMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

How To Bribe Your Way Into The Chinese Government  

HUFFPO ... TAKES MONEY TO MAKE MONEY

Joys of minimalism[1]- Chinadaily.com.cn  

anything that doesn't "spark joy" is to be touched, thanked and ceremonially sent on its way toward a better life elsewhere 

BIN IT!

Mathias Braschler's and Monika Fischer's Chinese Portraits - NYTimes.com  

EVERYONE'S AN EXPERT PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE DIGITAL AGE, BUT THE LIGHTING IS GOOD

Silence  

DAMN, THAT'S A WORK OF ART ... INSIDE THE CCTV PANTS BLDG APPARENTLY

U.S. Price of Natural Gas Delivered to Residential Consumers (Dollars per Thousand Cubic Feet)  

  2014 9.27 9.77 10.72 11.85 13.71 16.08 17.19 17.39 16.29

Guide to Heating, Electricity, Water, and Gas Policies and Procedures - eBeijing.gov.cn  

Household 

2.05 

WRONG, IT IS NOW 2.28, AN 11% JUMP

Siobhan Gorman Leaving The Wall Street Journal -- And Journalism  

FROM HACK TO FLACK

China to send artists to live in grassroots communities - Xinhua | English.news.cn  

"These literary and art workers should live among the masses for at least 30 days, it said." ... HOW ABOUT WEEKS OR MONTHS? THROWBACK TO THE BAD OLD DAYS

Fall of the Bond King: How Gross Lost Empire as Pimco Cracked - Bloomberg  

"When he ended to a standing ovation from the audience, including Hodge and Ivascyn, at least one executive declined to rise. Thimons, a managing director outspoken in his objections to Gross’s leadership, disagreed with his comments and refused to stand, according to a person who was present."

PLACE SOUND SERIOUSLY SCREWED UP

Fed Leak Tipped Traders to Historic Stimulus Move, Prompted Secret Inquiry - Bloomberg  

Firms like Medley try to glean information and insights about policy-making for hedge funds and other clients. 

Medley issued its FOMC report on Oct. 3, 2012, one day before the Fed released its minutes. People who received the Medley report could have positioned to profit from a decline in U.S. Treasury security prices that followed the Fed’s official release.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30297497  

America doesn’t have an education problem, it has a class problem qz.com/301594 via @qz 

Q. and A.: James Leibold on Ethnic Policies in China nyti.ms/1rPUprJ "We welcome tourists. It’s an open city. Welcome to Hotan city!”  

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Added on by C. Maoxian.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/a-long-list-of-sex-acts-just-got-banned-in-uk-porn-9897174.html 

The bears are circling Energy XXI - Yahoo Finance  

November 7, 2014 5:45 AM

Energy XXI Q4 Earnings Decline on Higher Costs, Shares Slide - Yahoo Finance  

"higher lease operating expenses"

DOWN 87% YTD 

Debt/Eq 2.11

Summary of ENERGY XXI (BERMUDA) LTD - Yahoo! Finance  

On August 14, 2014, Mr. Benjamin Marchive notified the Board of Directors of Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited, an exempted company under the laws of Bermuda ("Energy XXI"), of his resignation as Chief Operating Officer of Energy XXI, as well as from all other positions currently held as officer, director, trustee or any position with subsidiaries or affiliates of Energy XXI, effective October 1, 2014. Mr. Marchive indicated that his decision to retire was not a result of any disagreement with Energy XXI on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices. 

BEGINNING OF THE END

Apple tumbles as much as 6 percent in unusual trading | Reuters  

FLASH CRASH ... THEY WERE HOLDING IT AT 119 FOREVER THEN BOOM, BLAME THE BOTS :-) 

"The cause of the decline was not yet clear, though traders pointed to institutions using selling programs across a wide swath of stocks."

SARFT website still exists independently of SAPPRFT Here is their announcement of go to countryside directive sarft.gov.cn/articles/2014/… 

Video Feature: Jade’s Journey Marked by Drugs and Death - NYTimes.com  

YouTube  

Business & Technology | What makes Hansen a rich man | Seattle Times Newspaper  

"Hansen started his firm, Valiant Capital Management of San Francisco, in March 2008 — hardly the ideal time to launch a hedge fund, given the financial crisis that hit just six months later." 

INCREDIBLY LAME ARTICLE ... WHO IS THIS GUY?

NQ Form 20-F  

The following table sets forth the aggregate fees by categories specified below in connection with certain professional services rendered by PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2012, and Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP, our current independent registered public accounting firm, for the periods indicated. We did not pay any other fees to our independent registered public accounting firm during the periods other than those indicated below.

Oberweis Sells NQ Mobile Stake as Valiant Adds Shares  

“It is pretty clear the Muddy Waters accusations were at least mostly wrong,” Jim Oberweis, who oversees the $201 million China Opportunities Fund from Lisle, Illinois, said in an e-mailed response to questions on Nov. 14. Even so, “sometimes one has to consider the opportunity cost of waiting around to be proven correct,” he wrote, adding that his company earned “a favorable return” on its investment in NQ Mobile. 

DIDN'T LOSE MONEY?!?

What I Learned From Building An App For Poor People  

Nine surprisingly simple tips from 20 experts about how to lose weight and keep it off - Vox  

1) There really, truly is no one "best diet" CORRECT, EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT 
2) People who lose weight are good at tracking — what they eat and how much they weigh 
3) People who lose weight identify their barriers and motivations 
4) Diets often fail because of unreasonable expectations 
5) People who lose weight know how many calories they're consuming — and burning 
6) There are ways to hack your environment for health 
7) Exercise is surprisingly unhelpful for weight loss 
8) Weight loss medications aren't very useful. Neither are "metabolism boosting" supplements. 
9) Forget about "the last 10 pounds"

What’s Wrong With This Picture? Flickr is about to sell off your Creative Commons photos | Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report: Web Design News & Insights Since 1995  

"I’ve had a Flickr Pro account for about ten years. I love Flickr. Sometimes, for years, it has been like loving a friend who is in a coma. Now it’s like helplessly watching a cocaine-addicted friend snort up their kid’s college fund. 

Come on, Yahoo."

LEGO’s letter to parents, and how not to tell a fake when you don’t see one — Medium  

"It wasn’t just that the type looked careless. It was that it stank of the careless use of tools that shouldn’t have been available to its creators." 

I DID WONDER ABOUT "DOLLS HOUSES"

Nine hard-won lessons about money and investing  

You are probably a bad stock picker [BOUGHT CSCO IN 2000] 
No one cares about your money as much as you do [EXCEPT THE SKIMMERS] 
Wall Street is not your friend [USED STOCK SALESMEN] 
Think about working for equity vs. salary [LOTTERY TICKETS] 
If you’re investing, prefer index funds [VANGUARD] 
Prefer credit unions over banks [FEWER FEES] 
Prefer Vanguard over almost anyone else [SEE ABOVE] 
You probably don’t need a “assets under management” financial advisor [NOT PROBABLY DON'T, DEFINITELY DON'T] 
Consider municipal bonds [ESP. WHEN YOU HAVE LOTS OF MONEY] 
Bonus tip: tax loss harvesting 
Bonus tip: prefer donor-advised funds to foundations

RT @mat_johnson: At the Civil Rights Museum, I saw a pic of an Asian Freedom Rider. Her story: vimeo.com/m/71030601 pic.twitter.com/83ca0K7LPf 

200 all time highs 2014 12 01  

NOT ACCURATE?? BARCHART FALLING DOWN ON THE JOB

Berkshire Hath Hld B
Wells Fargo & Company
Wal-Mart Stores
Procter & Gamble Company
Novartis Ag
Visa Inc
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Sa
Walt Disney Company
Pepsico Inc
Home Depot
Amgen Inc
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock
CVS Corp
Mastercard Inc
United Parcel Service
Unitedhealth Group Inc
Celgene Corp
Nike Inc
21St Century Fox Class A
21St Century Fox Class B
Medtronic Inc
Costco Wholesale Corp
Express Scripts
Accenture Plc.
Fedex Corp
Mckesson Corp
Covidien Plc.
Tjx Companies
Kimberly-Clark Corp
Automatic Data Processing
Ace Limited
Liberty Global
Delta Air Lines Inc
Liberty Global
Stryker Corp
Reynolds American Inc
The Travelers Companies Inc
Cognizant Technology Solutions
V.F. Corp
Brookfield Asset Management Inc
PPG Industries
Kroger Company
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc
Cardinal Health
Southwest Airlines Company
AON Plc
Equity Residential
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc
Chubb Corp
L Brands Inc
Sherwin-Williams Company
Zoetis Inc. Class A Common Stoc
Marriot International
Avalonbay Communities
United Continental Holdings
Edison International
Brown Forman Inc B
Amerisourcebergen Corp
Reed Elsevier Plc
Omnicom Group Inc
Zimmer Holdings
Ross Stores
Autozone
Monster Beverage Corp
Charter Communications
O'Reilly Automotive
Constellation Brands Inc
Fiserv Inc
Fidelity National Information Services
Reed Elsevier Nv
Xcel Energy Inc
Amphenol Corp
Northeast Utilities
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Genuine Parts Company
SBA Communications Corp
Whirlpool Corp
Dollar Tree
Edwards Lifesciences Corp
Citizens Financial Group Inc/Ri
Lam Research Corp
C.R. Bard
Burger King Worldwide
Carefusion Corp
Henry Schein
Hanesbrands Inc
Tim Hortons Inc
Stericycle Inc
Wyndham Worldwide Corp
Church & Dwight Company
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
Palo Alto Networks Inc
Equifax Inc
Quest Diagnostics Inc
Medivation Inc
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
Scana Corp
Energizer Holdings
Ashland Inc
Dentsply International Inc
Alaska Air Group
Darden Restaurants
Hasbro Inc
Coty Inc
Alliant Energy Corp
Extra Space Storage Inc
Pinnacle West Capital Corp
Aramark Holdings Corp.
Old Dominion Freight Line
Synopsys Inc
W.R. Berkley Corp
Mednax Inc
Jones Lang Lasalle Inc
Ingredion Inc
Global Payments Inc
Leggett & Platt Inc
Keysight Technologies Inc. Comm
Spirit Airlines Inc
Hain Celestial Group
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
Domino's Pizza Inc
NVR Inc
Jack Henry & Associates
Ryder System
Teleflex Inc
Michaels Companies Inc.
Echostar Corp
Spectrum Brands Holdings
Springleaf Holdings Inc
Rlj Lodging Trust
SS&C Technologies Holdings
Swift Transportation Company
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp
Retail Properties of America
Verint Systems Inc
Validus Holdings
Paramount Group Inc.
Catalent Inc.
Brinker International
Landstar System
First American Corp
Vwr Corporation
Berry Plastics Group Inc
Post Properties
Buffalo Wild Wings
Columbia Sportswear Company
Cavium Inc
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
La Quinta Holdings Inc.
Knight Transportation
Epam Systems Inc
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor
Allegiant Travel Company
Texas Roadhouse
Dupont Fabros Technology
Caci International
Heartland Payment Systems
J & J Snack Foods
American Realty Capital Healthc
Dineequity Inc
Cantel Medical
Education Realty Trust Inc
Ambarella Inc
Examworks Group
Comscore Inc
Paycom Software Inc.
Sonic Corp
Liberty Broadband Corporation
Dominion Diamond Corp
Abaxis Inc
Healthequity Inc.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc.
Inc Research Holdings Inc.
Mimedx Group Inc
Smart
Hawaiian Holdings
Cato Corp
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit]
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc
New Media Investment Group Inc.
Radius Health Inc.
Performance Sports Group Ltd.
Nextera Energy Partners LP
Eros International Plc
Nevro Corp
Boot Barn Holdings Inc.
Zafgen Inc.
Ardelyx Inc.
Dave and Buster's Entertainment
Re/Max Holdings Inc
Vitae Pharmaceuticals Inc
Vectrus Inc. Common Stock
Allied Motion Technologies
Affimed Therapeutics B.V.
Willdan Group
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Scynexis Inc
Coastway Bancorp Inc.
Flanigan's Enterprises

Dan Grover | Chinese Mobile App UI Trends  

GREAT POST ... ALL THOSE CHINESE INNOVATIONS

「3秒クッキング 爆速エビフライ」篇 - YouTube  

Links for 2014 11 29 30

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Q. and A.: Zhang Lifan on the New Chinese Nationalism - NYTimes.com  

"Zhou Xiaoping doesn’t have his own viewpoint. He is not a person with his own independent thinking. He focuses on figuring out what the leadership wants and delivers just that. He has figured out that the leadership wants the people to blame foreign countries for various conflicts in society and has been promoting nationalism and anti-foreign sentiment ever since."

Sign in using App Passwords - Accounts Help  

YOU MUST HAVE TWO STEP VERIFICATION ON ALL YOUR VALUABLE ACCOUNTS (esp. if you live in China)

271 all time highs 2014 11 28  

Berkshire Hath Hld B 
Wells Fargo & Company 
Wal-Mart Stores 
Procter & Gamble Company 
Novartis Ag 
Visa Inc 
Coca-Cola Company 
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Sa 
Walt Disney Company 
Pepsico Inc 
Home Depot 
Amgen Inc 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
CVS Corp 
Mastercard Inc 
United Parcel Service 
Unitedhealth Group Inc 
Celgene Corp 
Nike Inc 
21St Century Fox Class A 
Honeywell International Inc 
Medtronic Inc 
Allergan Inc 
UBS Ag Ordinary Shares When Iss 
Costco Wholesale Corp 
Prudential Public Limited Company 
Express Scripts 
Blackrock 
Danaher Corp 
Accenture Plc. 
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 
Fedex Corp 
Mckesson Corp 
General Dynamics Corp 
Target Corp 
Covidien Plc. 
Tjx Companies 
Kimberly-Clark Corp 
American Tower Corp 
Automatic Data Processing 
Ace Limited 
Liberty Global 
Delta Air Lines Inc 
Liberty Global 
Stryker Corp 
Reynolds American Inc 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
Raytheon Company 
Cognizant Technology Solutions 
Public Storage 
V.F. Corp 
PPG Industries 
Kroger Company 
Northrop Grumman Corp 
Allstate Corp 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Cardinal Health 
AON Plc 
Southwest Airlines Company 
Becton Dickinson and Company 
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. 
Equity Residential 
The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc 
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Chubb Corp 
L Brands Inc 
Avago Technologies 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
Macy's Inc 
Zoetis Inc. Class A Common Stoc 
Marriot International 
Seagate Technology. 
Delphi Automotive Plc 
Mylan Inc 
United Continental Holdings 
Avalonbay Communities 
Brown Forman Inc B 
Edison International 
Amerisourcebergen Corp 
Brown Forman Inc A 
Reed Elsevier Plc 
Omnicom Group Inc 
Zimmer Holdings 
Ross Stores 
Autozone 
Monster Beverage Corp 
Charter Communications 
Constellation Brands Inc 
O'Reilly Automotive 
Nxp Semiconductors N.V. 
Fiserv Inc 
Fidelity National Information Services 
Reed Elsevier Nv 
Xcel Energy Inc 
Amphenol Corp 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
Genuine Parts Company 
SBA Communications Corp 
Nordstrom 
Whirlpool Corp 
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc 
Dollar Tree 
Edwards Lifesciences Corp 
Netease Inc 
Citizens Financial Group Inc/Ri 
Clorox Company 
Lam Research Corp 
C.R. Bard 
Carmax Inc 
Burger King Worldwide 
Carefusion Corp 
Henry Schein 
Rockwell Collins 
Hanesbrands Inc 
Tim Hortons Inc 
Stericycle Inc 
Transdigm Group Inc 
Wyndham Worldwide Corp 
Church & Dwight Company 
Intercontinental Hotels Group 
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd 
Palo Alto Networks Inc 
J.B. Hunt Transport Services 
Quest Diagnostics Inc 
Varian Medical Systems 
Medivation Inc 
Navient Corporation 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Sealed Air Corp 
Scana Corp 
Everest Re Group 
Dentsply International Inc 
Alaska Air Group 
Hasbro Inc 
Coty Inc 
Pinnacle West Capital Corp 
Extra Space Storage Inc 
Aramark Holdings Corp. 
Old Dominion Freight Line 
Synopsys Inc 
Sei Investments Company 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Jones Lang Lasalle Inc 
Mednax Inc 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
CDW Corp 
Ingredion Inc 
Global Payments Inc 
Leggett & Platt Inc 
Partnerre Ltd 
Spirit Airlines Inc 
Keysight Technologies Inc. Comm 
Hain Celestial Group 
Live Nation Entertainment 
American Financial Group 
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. 
Hcc Insurance Holdings 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Axis Capital Holdings 
NVR Inc 
Ryder System 
Teleflex Inc 
Kar Auction Services Inc 
Echostar Corp 
Michaels Companies Inc. 
Spectrum Brands Holdings 
Tfs Financial Corp 
Brunswick Corp 
Rlj Lodging Trust 
SS&C Technologies Holdings 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Teledyne Technologies Inc 
Swift Transportation Company 
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp 
Cepheid 
HSN Inc 
Retail Properties of America 
West Pharmaceutical Services 
Verint Systems Inc 
Paramount Group Inc. 
Validus Holdings 
Brinker International 
Landstar System 
Catalent Inc. 
First American Corp 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Receptos Inc 
Vwr Corporation 
Cst Brands Inc. Common Stock 
Berry Plastics Group Inc 
Burlington Stores Inc 
Buffalo Wild Wings 
Post Properties 
Columbia Sportswear Company 
Euronet Worldwide 
Cavium Inc 
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc 
Sovran Self Storage 
Big Lots 
La Quinta Holdings Inc. 
Sun Communities 
Primerica Inc 
J2 Global Communications Inc 
Knight Transportation 
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Epam Systems Inc 
Allegiant Travel Company 
Science Applications Internatio 
Impax Laboratories 
Asbury Automotive Group Inc 
Texas Roadhouse 
Group 1 Automotive 
Dupont Fabros Technology 
Caci International 
Acadia Realty Trust 
Heartland Payment Systems 
J & J Snack Foods 
American Realty Capital Healthc 
Chemed Inc 
Dineequity Inc 
Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd 
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 
Cantel Medical 
American Assets Trust 
Examworks Group 
Retail Opportunity Investments 
Ambarella Inc 
Comscore Inc 
Matson Inc 
Sonic Corp 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Paycom Software Inc. 
Liberty Broadband Corporation 
The Spectranetics Corp 
Healthequity Inc. 
Abaxis Inc 
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. 
Inc Research Holdings Inc. 
Mimedx Group Inc 
Natus Medical Inc 
Smart 
Hawaiian Holdings 
Rentrak Corp 
Cato Corp 
Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. 
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 
Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Fcb Financial Holdings Inc. 
Coresite Realty Corp 
Radius Health Inc. 
Omeros Corp 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
K2M Group Holdings Inc. 
Nextera Energy Partners LP 
Echo Global Logistics 
Eros International Plc 
Square 1 Financial Inc 
Myr Group 
IGI Laboratories 
Zafgen Inc. 
Ardelyx Inc. 
Covenant Transportation Group 
Re/Max Holdings Inc 
Vitae Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Vectrus Inc. Common Stock 
Affimed Therapeutics B.V. 
Willdan Group 
Scynexis Inc

Oil & Gas Stocks at All Time Lows 2014 11 28  

Cenovus Energy Inc
Enable Midstream Partners LP
Ep Energy Corp
Now Inc. Common Stock When Issu
Linn Co Llc
Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc
Penn West Petroleum Ltd
Antero Resources Midstream Llc
Pengrowth Energy Corp
Eclipse Resources Corp
Sandridge Energy Inc
Ocean Rig Udw Inc
Parsley Energy
Seadrill Partners Llc
Pacific Drilling S.A.
Memorial Production Partners LP
Sanchez Energy Corp
North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. Co
Transocean Partners Llc
Bill Barrett Corp
Jones Energy Inc
Seventy Seven Energy Inc.
Mid-Con Energy Partners LP
Chc Group Ltd.
Paragon Offshore Plc Ordinary S
Lrr Energy L.P.
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust
JP Energy Partners LP
Swift Energy Company
Enduro Royalty Trust
New Source Energy Partners L.P
Whiting USA Trust II
Voc Energy Trust
Glori Energy Inc.
Eca Marcellus Trust I

Wow! Flickr is about to sell off your Creative Commons photos and photographers won’t see a penny of it. dazeddigital.com/photography/ar…  

I THINK MINE ARE ALL COPYRIGHTED?

Commuting time in Beijing averages 97 minutes- China.org.cn  

THIS IS ANOTHER REASON WHY PROPERTY PRICES WITHIN 4TH RING SO HIGH ... MY COMMUTE IS 15 MINS BY SCOOTER

US government to its people: Stay away from these countries | GlobalPost  

Depart Immediately 

GENERALLY GOOD ADVICE

Supported Browsers — Help and Customer Care - Squarespace  

"Most modern web browsers are supported when visiting or editing a site designed in Squarespace 7. 

Editing your site on Squarespace 7 requires advanced browser technology typically provided in the most recent versions. Our system is designed to take advantage of the new features these programs provide, as we intend to deliver the best editing experience." 

ANY BROWSER MORE THAN TEN DAYS OLD AND YOU'RE PHUCKED

BBC Two - The Fall, Series 1, Trail: BBC Two - The Fall Series 2  

Available since: Thu 17 Jul 2014

THIS HAS BEEN OUT THAT LONG?? NO, BUT IT IS OUT NOW, STARTING TWO WEEKS AGO

#China's economic success has shredded the fabric of village life. Joe Zhang asks: Was it worth it? buff.ly/1CoFxul 

China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control gu.com/p/43yyc/stw  

PUN CONTROL ... THE CHINESE LANGUAGE MADE FOR PUNS

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Added on by C. Maoxian.

HONG KONG BANKS CUT YUAN DEPOSIT RATES AS STOCK CONNECT DISAPPOINTS  

 China's Industrial and Commercial Bank (ICBC) signed a pact with the Los Angeles city government to promote 
cross-border yuan trade and set up an offshore renminbi centre in California, the bank said on Saturday. 
 China Merchants Bank Hong Kong branch completed its sale of a 2 billion yuan dim sum bond, which was priced at 
3.95 percent for the 3-year tranche and 4.05 percent for the 5-year tranche. 
 The Hong Kong Futures Exchange, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, will launch 
three metal mini-futures denominated in the yuan on Dec 1. The contract size for aluminium, zinc and copper futures 
will be 5 tonnes. 
 BNP Paribas (China) announced on Wednesday that it had further expanded its presence in the Shanghai Free Trade 
Zone with the opening of a new branch.

deadly cricket pitch  

CHOPPY VIDEO? "pretty confrontng moment" ... IS THAT AN AUSTRALIANISM?

Beijing Restos To Visit (Again) -- not reviewed  

brick & wood
okra
jing ya tang
yotsuba
mercante
huang ting (peninsula set lunch)
starfish
the rug
vin vi
mare
chef too
cru steakhouse (marriott)
the pho laboratory
phonominal
man fu lou
...

The Olympic Impact: The Reform Fantasy  

By James Mann 

979 words 

5 August 2008 

The Wall Street Journal Asia 

For decades, as the Chinese economy has advanced, Western presidents and prime ministers have been putting forward one ve...

The rich scent of freedom | The Economist  

"An unsettling possibility for America is that China could grow richer and yet remain authoritarian. In his book, “The China Fantasy: Why Capitalism Will Not Bring Democracy to China”, James Mann, an American journalist, argues that his countrymen like to believe they are changing China and that the Chinese are becoming Americanised. “These assumptions have never been borne out in the past,” he writes. American political debate tends to concentrate on two scenarios: the gradual liberalisation of China and, occasionally, the possibility of political upheaval there. A third, highly plausible scenario—that there will be no real political change—is also worth considering, says Mr Mann. American officials have often said that their country’s trade and engagement with China would help to change it politically, but they may have been mistaken.

Unchanged, and yet changing

Mr Mann may have understated the extent of recent changes in China. Its political institutions and its treatment of organised opposition to the party remain unaltered. But property rights, which hardly existed in China until the 1990s, have widely taken hold. Citizens protest against forced evictions from their homes to make way for development. A new army of private lawyers take on the state in court (and usually lose, but at least they try). The middle class, armed with the internet (users of which remain a step ahead of censors), demands, and sometimes gets, redress for abuses of power by local governments."

Russia Profile - Experts Panel - Russia Profile Weekly Experts Panel: “Chimerica’s” Challenge to Russia  

"Yet one needs to be cautious not to overestimate China's ability to fulfill its potential. Anyone who believes otherwise would benefit from reading James Mann's "The China Fantasy" and Minxin Pei's "China's Trapped Transition." They might be wrong in their predictions, but I find them convincing."

Allies of the State: China's Private Entrepreneurs and Democratic Change: Jie Chen, Bruce J. Dickson: 9780674048966: Amazon.com: Books  

"The sceptics, anchored by polemics such as James Mann's The China Fantasy, look at Singapore and Russia. They see cosy ties between business and government and a bought-off bourgeoisie whose memories of hunger and fear of both chaos and the government keep them in line. No liberalisation is on the horizon. Life is better than ever, so why rock the boat?"

China won't bow down - Los Angeles Times  

In "The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression," James Mann also scorns the Washington think tanks (one of which he works for). 

But he hints that free trade advocates who pushed for China's admission to the World Trade Organization in 2000 misled the public. 

"Across the United States, factories have closed and millions of Americans have been put out of work as the result of our decision to keep our markets open to Chinese goods. Meanwhile, the American people have been informed repeatedly that the reasons for our policy were not merely economic -- helping American companies that do business with or in China -- but political. Free trade was going to lead to political liberalization," he writes. 

A former columnist and Beijing correspondent for The Times, Mann says it's too late to undo what was done. 

"We need to stop assuming that we are going to integrate China into an American-led community," says Mann. But that doesn't mean that the United States has to quietly accept China's system of government.


"The United States ought to take a strong and forthright stand on human rights," says Mann.

The Media Kowtow | The Weekly Standard  

"James Mann, the Los Angeles Times’s former Beijing bureau chief, was so bothered by this state of affairs that a few years ago he wrote The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression. The book is a taxonomy of all the transparently misleading buzz words, tropes, and justifications that brought us to the point where we “assume repression as a baseline,” says Mann. The argument is skillfully presented and damning, which perhaps explains its lack of impact. The book has, however, made navigating the sidewalks of Washington, D.C., a little easier for Mann. “There are now people that cross the street when they see me,” he says."

Search Engine ART PINE Art Pine 833 words 8 February 2010  

For years, U.S. policymakers have generally left human rights issues on the back burner in dealing with China. The rationale has been that Beijing's autocrats eventually would become more democratic o...

A special report on China: Rising power, anxious state | The Economist  

China is likely to disappoint those who believed that the country’s embrace of globalisation would usher in greater political freedoms over the next few years. James Mann, an American journalist, gave warning of this in a 2007 book, "The China Fantasy: Why Capitalism Will Not Bring Democracy to China", suggesting that a quarter of a century from now China’s "current system of modernised, business-supported repression could well be vastly more established and entrenched". A lot can happen in 25 years, but the line-up for next year’s change of leadership does not give cause for optimism.

U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION HOLDS A FORUM ENTITLED "CHINA'S INTERNAL DILEMMAS," ROUNDTABLE - NEWS EVENT  

U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION FORMUM ENTITLED "CHINA'S INTERNAL DILEMMAS," ROUNDTABLE 

FEBRUARY 25, 2011 

SPEAKERS: ELIZABETH ECONOMY, C.V. STARR SENIOR FELLOW AND DIRECTOR FO...

UCLA conference explores impact of Nixon's 1972 visit with China's Chairman Mao, UCLA International Institute  

The day's keynote speaker is Ambassador Richard Solomon, president of the United States Institute of Peace and former assistant secretary of state for East Asia. He will be interviewed by James Mann, author of "Rise of the Vulcans" and "The China Fantasy."

Candidates Debate Rise of China; China Debates Reform  

Bill Bishop

By BILL BISHOP 

863 words

22 October 2012

NYT Blogs

"In his 2007 book"The China Fantasy" (Viking), James Mann criticized the argument that trade and engagement would bring l...

In China, Weighing Economic and Political Freedoms  

"In 2007, James Mann wrote “The China Fantasy,” a short book arguing that Western elites had misrepresented the benefits of engagement with China, and that prosperity and capitalism would not necessarily bring democracy to the country. Mr. Mann asked: 

“What if China manages to continue on its current economic path, yet its political system does not change in any fundamental way? What if, twenty-five or thirty years from now, a wealthier, more powerful China continues to be run by a one-party regime that still represses organized political dissent much as it does today, while at the same time China is also open to the outside world and, indeed, is deeply intertwined with the rest of the world through trade, investment and other economic ties? Everyone assumes that the Chinese political system is going to open up — but what if it doesn’t? What if, in other words, China becomes fully integrated into the world’s economy, yet it remains also entirely undemocratic?” 

That is the question many may now be focused on. As much as we in the West would like to assume that more prosperity will make China “more like us,” is there actually solid evidence to support that belief? 
"

China's 'political status quo' to continue despite economic rise: U.S. expert - Yahoo News India 

"Over the last six years, I have been impressed by Chinese middle class concerns in three areas. The first is pollution and air quality, which is really bad. The second is food quality, or product quality. Even basic milk is tainted in China, and people are importing milk from Hong Kong and overseas because they cannot trust anything they buy. The third is internet censorship, which is viewed as a daily annoyance and insult for middle class people," Prof. Mann opined.

China’s leader, Xi Jinping, consolidates power with crackdowns on corruption, Internet - The Washington Post  

“The main, single, ferocious idea of the party is that there is not going to be a Chinese Gorbachev,” said James Mann, author of “The China Fantasy,” a book that aims to explode the assumption that economic progress inexorably leads to democracy. 

“They are committed to a collective leadership, where nobody can get too far out in front of the others,” he said. “They are not open to restraints on the power of the party.” There was no reason to think Xi wanted to relax the party’s hold on power, Mann added. “And if he did, he wouldn’t be allowed to.”

China’s road to democracy blocked by rulers | Boston Herald  

LOCKED UP ... QUOTES MANN

Communist China: Facing up to modern Mao - The Globe and Mail  

“Countries generally seem to feel that they can't just say this is a big, tough, nasty government, but we have to deal with it," said James Mann, the author of The China Fantasy, which respected China watcher Bill Bishop has called “the most important and prescient American book on China of the 21st century." 

RESPECTED CHINA WATCHER, EH?

Capitalism Is Making China Richer, But Not Democratic : Parallels : NPR  

TRANSCRIPT

Capitalism Is Making China Richer, But Not Democratic : Parallels : NPR  

MANN GETTING SOME LOVE

Amazon.com: MindWare KEVA Contraptions: Toys & Games  

"And an 18 page idea book with project photos and quick start instructions" 

ALREADY HAVE LOTS OF KEVA PLANKS ... JUST NEED THE IDEA BOOK ;-)

Amazon.com: Tenzi Game dice color may vary .: Toys & Games  

"I saw these hanging around a toy store full of overpriced "education" and "creative" toys." 

WHY HAVEN'T I HEARD OF THIS BEFORE?

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ARDBEG FOR BLOG POST

Ernie Button » Vanishing Spirits – The Dried Remains of Single Malt Scotch  

BUT IS IT CAPITAL A.R.T. ART?

Mother Of 4 Wakes Up Early To Make Creative Breakfasts For Her Kids | Bored Panda  

JAPANESE MOM OF COURSE ... BORED AND FRUSTRATED AT HOME BUT NOT WATCHING THE SOAPS

Can you steal the best pricing techniques from restaurants?  

"Take Off That Dollar Sign from Your Prices" 

"Add An Expensive Steak To Your Proposal" 

"Do Not Underestimate Your Customers" i.e., NEVER ROUND YOUR PRICES

Amazon.com: max axiom: Books  

HOW MANY HAS HE DONE?

A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers: Antonis Antoniou, R. Klanten, H. Ehmann, H. Hellige: 9783899554694: Amazon.com: Books 

The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe: Theodore Gray, Nick Mann: 9781579128951: Amazon.com: Books  

Animalium (Welcome to the Museum): Jenny Broom, Katie Scott: 9780763675080: Amazon.com: Books  

The TKSST Gift Guide 2014 | A holiday list of favorite and featured smart stuff to give and get | The Kid Should See This  

NICE IDEAS

Forgotify | Discover a previously unheard Spotify track  

"4 million songs on Spotify have never been played. 
Not even once. Let’s change that." 

SURPRISED IT'S NOT 40 MILLION

New Works by Brock Davis | iGNANT.de  

LOVE IT BUT IS IT CAPITAL A.R.T. ART?

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The Gender Pay Gap Revealed in Tech; Glassdoor Report | Glassdoor Blog  

NOT AS BIG AS YOU'D THINK

T Day with Diana R.  

THX TOM

Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally. - Vox  

WE KNOW KID WAS UNARMED, THAT'S ALL

Andrew Cove on Twitter: "so @elonmusk and @ID_AA_Carmack are talking rockets and Twitter continues to blow my mind http://t.co/991fpDwx0W"  

PUBLIC FORUM

The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel  

FRAU NEIN

Judd Legum on Twitter: "The only people questioning the grand jury process are crazy radicals. Oh, and the National Bar Association http://t.co/0wgC1LtbDF"  

UNTIL MB AND HIS FAMILY HAS JUSTICE OR HAVE JUSTICE?

Aura Bogado on Twitter: "The medical examiner didn't take photos of Mike Brown's body. Because they ran out of batteries. http://t.co/YVjdaWiM7K"  

HOW MANY SHOTS IN THE BACK? THIS IS A KEY QUESTION ... DID THE FEDS CONDUCT A SEPARATE AUTOPSY?

Brianna Wu on Twitter: "FANTASTIC summary of studies on why women leave tech by @SuePGardner. PLEASE RT! http://t.co/7CIlbthEs4 http://t.co/6ktkXPMa4u"  

HELPFULLY COMPETENT

Kris Peeters on Twitter: "These sets all have the same mean, median and variance. Lesson: Always Visualise. #StrataHadoop @statistiekcbs http://t.co/DR3fS7xZkf"  

STATS NERDS

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA | Rolling Stone  

"Jackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party." 

INCREDIBLY COMMON, I'M SURE, NUMBER OF DATE RAPES I KNEW ABOUT WAS STAGGERING

Chinese collaborative homework site 17zuoye.com gets a series C from zhenfund, tiger & lei jun's shunwei. US have site like this? 

127 all time highs 2014 11 27  

Berkshire Hathaway 
Wells Fargo & Company 
Visa Inc 
Walt Disney Company 
Pepsico Inc 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
Mastercard Inc 
Unitedhealth Group Inc 
Celgene Corp 
Honeywell International Inc 
Medtronic Inc 
Actavis Inc 
Costco Wholesale Corp 
Express Scripts 
Covidien Plc. 
American Tower Corp 
Ace Limited 
Liberty Global 
Liberty Global 
Stryker Corp 
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. 
Cardinal Health 
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. 
Equity Residential 
Becton Dickinson and Company 
The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc 
Avago Technologies 
Mylan Inc 
Avalonbay Communities 
Amerisourcebergen Corp 
Reed Elsevier Plc 
Nxp Semiconductors N.V. 
Fidelity National Information Services 
Reed Elsevier Nv 
SBA Communications Corp 
Kinder Morgan Management Llc 
Edwards Lifesciences Corp 
Credicorp Ltd 
Lam Research Corp 
Carefusion Corp 
Henry Schein 
Hanesbrands Inc 
Tim Hortons Inc 
Hospira Inc 
Pall Corp 
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd 
Equifax Inc 
Varian Medical Systems 
Palo Alto Networks Inc 
Medivation Inc 
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 
Coty Inc 
Extra Space Storage Inc 
Sei Investments Company 
Ingredion Inc 
Leggett & Platt Inc 
Partnerre Ltd 
Keysight Technologies Inc. Comm 
Hain Celestial Group 
Teleflex Inc 
Michaels Companies Inc. 
Graco Inc 
SS&C Technologies Holdings 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Swift Transportation Company 
Teledyne Technologies Inc 
Verint Systems Inc 
Validus Holdings 
Paramount Group Inc. 
Brinker International 
First American Corp 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Catalent Inc. 
Post Properties 
Euronet Worldwide 
Cavium Inc 
Liberty Broadband Corporation 
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc 
Bank of The Ozarks 
La Quinta Holdings Inc. 
J2 Global Communications Inc 
Knight Transportation 
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd 
Epam Systems Inc 
Impax Laboratories 
Dupont Fabros Technology 
Caci International 
J & J Snack Foods 
Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd 
Monolithic Power Systems 
Cantel Medical 
Examworks Group 
Ambarella Inc 
Fidelity & Guaranty 
Hollysys Automation Technologies 
Paycom Software Inc. 
Dplo 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Liberty Broadband Corporation 
Abaxis Inc 
Inc Research Holdings Inc. 
Sunoco L.P. 
Rentrak Corp 
Cato Corp 
Hawaiian Holdings 
Sage Therapeutics Inc. 
Fcb Financial Holdings Inc. 
Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. 
Omeros Corp 
Performance Sports Group Ltd. 
Civitas Solutions Inc. 
Ovascience Inc 
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. 
Jth Holding Inc 
IGI Laboratories 
Zafgen Inc. 
Ardelyx Inc. 
Global Telcom & Technology Inc 
US Concrete 
Re/Max Holdings Inc 
Covenant Transportation Group 
Vitae Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Vectrus Inc. Common Stock 
Triumph Bancorp Inc. 
Allied Motion Technologies 
Affimed Therapeutics B.V. 
Flanigan's Enterprises

Twitter Starting to Track List of Users’ Apps on Mobile Devices bloom.bg/15Akhn1  

Churning and Burning: The Day I Lost a Sh*t-ton of Money, Part I  

The Few, the Rich: Chinese Who Like Uncle Sam atfp.co/1229FL7  

Liking the US has become a luxury product in China, reserved for those who can afford air purifiers and organics. foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/…  

the United States is the go-to immigration destination for Chinese millionaires, who cite children's education, fear of environmental pollution, and food safety issues as the primary motivations for leaving China.

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Not using any electronic device within antenna range of Fedex Field now, @huawei usahuawei.com/2014/10/huawei…  

Website called "NewsDiffs" tracks changes in online news articles from CNN, BBC, NYT and others. fb.me/6TYENoHN7 

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege  

"“The closer you were to the bin, the better your odds. This is what privilege looks like. Did you notice how the only ones who complained about fairness were in the back of the room? People in the front of the room were less likely to be aware of the privilege they were born into. All they can see is 10 feet between them and their goal.” 

WE CALL IT BEING BORN ON THIRD BASE

FIX THAT THING | Sugru  

SOMEBODY ELSE MENTIONED THIS STUFF RECENTLY

Rohinni's Lightpaper Is Incredibly Thin, And Printable ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community  

"The big problem with the product's current, version one, is how it places the LEDs when printed. Right now, they aren't distributed evenly on the printed surface. "

Stop packing so much: The minimalist packing list — Medium  

"The Roost laptop stand is one of my favourite bits of kit." 

SUGRO TOO

Who Rules the Social Web? | Information Is Beautiful  

LOOK AT ALL THE CHICKS ON TUMBLR (all those fashionistas?)

172 all time highs 2014 11 25  

Apple Inc 
Berkshire Hath Hld B 
Visa Inc 
Union Pacific Corp 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
Mastercard Inc 
Celgene Corp 
Honeywell International Inc 
21St Century Fox Class A 
Medtronic Inc 
Actavis Inc 
Lowe's Companies 
Blackrock 
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 
Covidien Plc. 
Tjx Companies 
American Tower Corp 
CSX Corp 
Ace Limited 
Liberty Global 
Norfolk Southern Corp 
Liberty Global 
Stryker Corp 
Raytheon Company 
V.F. Corp 
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. 
Air Products and Chemicals 
Kroger Company 
Northrop Grumman Corp 
AON Plc 
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. 
Becton Dickinson and Company 
Western Digital Corp 
L Brands Inc 
Avago Technologies 
Macy's Inc 
Delphi Automotive Plc 
Humana Inc 
Amerisourcebergen Corp 
Parker-Hannifin Corp 
Reed Elsevier Plc 
O'Reilly Automotive 
Charter Communications 
Nxp Semiconductors N.V. 
Fidelity National Information Services 
Reed Elsevier Nv 
Amphenol Corp 
Roper Industries 
Genuine Parts Company 
SBA Communications Corp 
Whirlpool Corp 
Nordstrom 
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc 
Dollar Tree 
Tiffany & Co. 
Kinder Morgan Management Llc 
Edwards Lifesciences Corp 
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc 
Carmax Inc 
Carefusion Corp 
Burger King Worldwide 
Henry Schein 
Tim Hortons Inc 
Hanesbrands Inc 
Stericycle Inc 
Pall Corp 
Signet Jewelers Limited 
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd 
Quest Diagnostics Inc 
Palo Alto Networks Inc 
Wabtec Corp 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Mettler-Toledo International 
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 
Everest Re Group 
Dentsply International Inc 
Meadwestvaco Corp 
Coty Inc 
Valspar Corp 
Old Dominion Freight Line 
Synopsys Inc 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Sei Investments Company 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
Zayo Group Holdings Inc. 
Allison Transmission Holdings 
Ingredion Inc 
CDW Corp 
Global Payments Inc 
HD Supply Holdings Inc 
Leggett & Platt Inc 
Keysight Technologies Inc. Comm 
Huntington Ingalls Industries 
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. 
Ryder System 
Teleflex Inc 
Graco Inc 
Tfs Financial Corp 
Dun & Bradstreet Corp 
Wex Inc 
Lennox International 
Springleaf Holdings Inc 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Teledyne Technologies Inc 
Swift Transportation Company 
HSN Inc 
Validus Holdings 
Servicemaster Global Holdings I 
Iesi-Bfc Ltd 
Landstar System 
Brinker International 
Vwr Corporation 
First American Corp 
Cst Brands Inc. Common Stock 
Catalent Inc. 
Berry Plastics Group Inc 
Burlington Stores Inc 
Buffalo Wild Wings 
Columbia Sportswear Company 
Liberty Broadband Corporation 
Euronet Worldwide 
Murphy USA Inc. Common Stock Wh 
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 
La Quinta Holdings Inc. 
Knight Transportation 
Amc Entertainment Holdings Inc 
Shell Midstream Partners L.P. 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Heartland Express 
Asbury Automotive Group Inc 
Trinet Group Inc 
Group 1 Automotive 
Werner Enterprises 
Caci International 
Dupont Fabros Technology 
American Realty Capital Healthc 
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 
Dineequity Inc 
Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd 
Fidelity & Guaranty 
Sonic Corp 
Liberty Broadband Corporation 
Dplo 
G&K Services 
Clubcorp Holdings Inc 
Healthequity Inc. 
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. 
Abaxis Inc 
Ellie Mae Inc 
Mimedx Group Inc 
The Navigators Group 
Cato Corp 
Hawaiian Holdings 
Zs Pharma Inc. 
Fcb Financial Holdings Inc. 
Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. 
Servisfirst Bancshares Inc. 
Square 1 Financial Inc 
Ovascience Inc 
Douglas Dynamics 
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. 
Zafgen Inc. 
Global Telcom & Technology Inc 
Covenant Transportation Group 
Ocular Therapeutix Inc 
Reading International Inc 
Vectrus Inc. Common Stock 
Triumph Bancorp Inc. 
Quotient Limited 
Upland Software Inc. 
Willdan Group 
Flanigan's Enterprises

Mohnish Pabrai's Million-Dollar Advice For A 12-Year-Old Investor onforb.es/15eJl2A <<-- really great stuff  

'The Financial Times took about 29.5 seconds to load, followed by Bloomberg's pages'. So much work to do. adweek.com/news/technolog… 

  

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NOT INCL ALL THE MILKMAN'S CHILDREN

$wb $sina BBG-Sina's 51% Chinese Stock Rout That Analysts Never Saw Coming stks.co/d1HyO dumb analysts, smart $$ known 4 a while  

SINA WAS $140 ONCE UPON A TIME

"The Lap Of Luxury" Cheese Collection  

Sevre & Belle Sainte-Maure Caprifeuille (France), Delice de Bourgogne Petit (France), Ubriaco Moscato (Italy), Roncal (Spain), and a jar of Marcona Almonds in Rosemary Honey (4.6oz - from Spain).

Zabar's Cheese Plate Of the Week  

Danish Blue - 
Rolf Beeler's Hoch Ybrig 
Morbier 
La Tur

The Lavish Cheese Party  

Camembert Calvados From Normandy, France 9oz. Petit Basque from the French Pyrenees 11oz. Drunken Goat, Spanish semi soft cheese 12oz. Dalmata fig Spread, made with Adriatic figs 8.5oz. Volpe Pinot Grigio Salami 8oz. Divina Country Olive Mix, assortment of classic green and black Greek olives 8oz. The Accidental baker's hearty Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Artisan Flatbreads 5oz.

European Collection  

Le Grand Caprin Chevre 
Piave 
Iberico

Zabar's Cheese Plate of The Week  

Chatelain Brie 
Pont l'Eveque 
Istara 
Piave

The BEST Gourmet Food Stores in NYC (PHOTOS)  

SLIDESHOW FREED 

Eataly 
Zabar's Grocery 
Murray's Cheese Shop 
Citarella 
Lobel's Butcher 
Russ & Daughters 
Dean & Deluca 
Despana 
Agata & Valentina 
Fairway Market 
Wild Edibles 
Garden of Eden Market

European Soaps - Purveyors of fine bath and body care products  

In central Africa, the karité tree flourishes remarkably amid harsh, arid conditions. Sometimes called the “tree of life” for its many beneficial uses, it yields a nut containing the natural fat, (butyrospermum parkii) shea butter. One of nature’s most effective moisturizers, shea butter is ultra rich yet gentle, providing deep healing, moisturizing and protection of skin, hair, cuticles and lips. Pré de Provence® is proud to make natural shea butter a key ingredient in many of our products, offering a soothing, softening gift from nature. 

SHEA BUTTER IS THE GOOD SHIT, NOT OILY NOT HARD, JUST THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY

Wild Ophelia - Chocolate With All-Natural Ingredients From American Farms & Food Artisans 

ARTISANS! LOOKS GIMMICKY

http://bloom.bg/1C7Sjx8  

Some eyewitnesses said Brown was shot as he raised his hands in surrender. Police said he attacked Wilson while the officer was in his patrol car.

WELL WHICH IS IT?

Interactive Brokers Launches Information System, IBIS | StockBrokers.com  

"September 30, 2011 at 9:47 am" 

THREE YEARS OLD?

IBKR Latest 10K  

"Interactive AnalyticsSM and IB Options AnalyticsSM—We offer our customers state-of-the-art tools, which include a customizable trading platform, advanced analytic tools and sophisticated order types such as guaranteed combination trades. IB also provides real-time option analytics, an arbitrage meter (a tool that illustrates the extent of the premium (or discount) of the lead month futures price above (or below) its fair future value with respect to the index price) and various combinations of charts and other analytical tools." 

"Interactive Brokers Information System—The Interactive Brokers Information System is a comprehensive and customizable market information workspace. Subscribers to this research platform receive real-time market data, research, news services, analytics, stock scanners, charts and alerts. "

IBKR 20140930 10-Q Q3  

"We also provide information services through the Interactive Brokers Information System (“IBIS”).  IBIS offers subscribers and our brokerage customers a robust suite of informational tools at a fraction of the cost of traditional research platforms.  It includes live quotes, newswire feeds, calendars of economic and earnings events, fundamental research data, charts and more in an interface that can be configured to customers’ needs." 

HOW MUCH OF ESIGNAL'S BIZ LOST HERE?

TweetDeck App For Chrome Is Awesome - Techie Buzz  

By Keith Dsouza on December 7th, 2010 

"If you haven’t done it yet, go ahead and download the TweetDeck app for Chrome from here." 

FOUR YEARS AGO?!?

Tweetdeck for Chrome: 7 Features That Disappeared  

December 22, 2011

186 all time highs 2014 11 24  

Apple Inc 
Berkshire Hath Hld B 
Wells Fargo & Company 
Visa Inc 
Pepsico Inc 
Amgen Inc 
Union Pacific Corp 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
CVS Corp 
3M Company 
Celgene Corp 
Nike Inc 
Honeywell International Inc 
Medtronic Inc 
Lowe's Companies 
Express Scripts 
Danaher Corp 
Blackrock 
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 
Fedex Corp 
General Dynamics Corp 
Mckesson Corp 
Covidien Plc. 
Hdfc Bank Limited 
American Tower Corp 
Ace Limited 
Illinois Tool Works Inc 
CSX Corp 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
Stryker Corp 
Archer Daniels Midland Company 
Raytheon Company 
V.F. Corp 
Air Products and Chemicals 
PPG Industries 
Allstate Corp 
Northrop Grumman Corp 
Intuit Inc 
AON Plc 
Equity Residential 
Chubb Corp 
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
Macy's Inc 
Seagate Technology. 
Delphi Automotive Plc 
Dollar General Corp 
Amerisourcebergen Corp 
Parker-Hannifin Corp 
Reed Elsevier Plc 
Ross Stores 
Nxp Semiconductors N.V. 
Fidelity National Information Services 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
Genuine Parts Company 
SBA Communications Corp 
Nordstrom 
Whirlpool Corp 
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc 
Dollar Tree 
Edwards Lifesciences Corp 
Netease Inc 
Autodesk Inc 
Credicorp Ltd 
C.R. Bard 
Lam Research Corp 
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc 
Carefusion Corp 
Burger King Worldwide 
Tim Hortons Inc 
Pall Corp 
ING US Inc 
Signet Jewelers Limited 
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd 
Tesoro Petroleum Corp 
Quest Diagnostics Inc 
Palo Alto Networks Inc 
Jarden Corp 
Airgas Inc 
Wabtec Corp 
Navient Corporation 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Mettler-Toledo International 
Sealed Air Corp 
Everest Re Group 
Petsmart Inc 
Dentsply International Inc 
Meadwestvaco Corp 
Alleghany Corp 
Old Dominion Freight Line 
Synopsys Inc 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Jones Lang Lasalle Inc 
RPM International Inc 
Allison Transmission Holdings 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
Reinsurance Group of America Inc 
Ingredion Inc 
Carlisle Companies Inc 
Zayo Group Holdings Inc. 
Global Payments Inc 
CDW Corp 
Leggett & Platt Inc 
HD Supply Holdings Inc 
Broadridge Financial Solutions Llc 
Keysight Technologies Inc. Comm 
Gentex Corp 
Axis Capital Holdings 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Sirona Dental Systems 
Teleflex Inc 
Brookfield Renewable 
Tfs Financial Corp 
Wex Inc 
Michaels Companies Inc. 
Lennox International 
SS&C Technologies Holdings 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Swift Transportation Company 
HSN Inc 
Validus Holdings 
Verint Systems Inc 
Servicemaster Global Holdings I 
Landstar System 
First American Corp 
Vwr Corporation 
Caseys General Stores 
Receptos Inc 
Catalent Inc. 
Burlington Stores Inc 
Post Properties 
Buffalo Wild Wings 
Berry Plastics Group Inc 
Euronet Worldwide 
Liberty Broadband Corporation 
Big Lots 
La Quinta Holdings Inc. 
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd 
Knight Transportation 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Heartland Express 
Impax Laboratories 
Trinet Group Inc 
Group 1 Automotive 
Werner Enterprises 
Caci International 
Dupont Fabros Technology 
Mueller Industries 
Dineequity Inc 
China Biologic Products 
Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd 
Fidelity & Guaranty 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Sonic Corp 
Apogee Enterprises 
Liberty Broadband Corporation 
Paycom Software Inc. 
Clubcorp Holdings Inc 
Cyberark Software Ltd. 
Dplo 
Bluebird Bio Inc 
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. 
Healthequity Inc. 
Ellie Mae Inc 
Inc Research Holdings Inc. 
The Navigators Group 
Cato Corp 
Universal Electronics Inc 
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit] 
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 
New Media Investment Group Inc. 
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. 
Zafgen Inc. 
America's Car-Mart 
US Concrete 
Strattec Security Corp 
Covenant Transportation Group 
P.A.M. Transportation Services 
Reading International Inc 
Triumph Bancorp Inc. 
Quotient Limited 
Allied Motion Technologies 
Willdan Group 
Scynexis Inc 
Nv5 Holdings Inc 
Coastway Bancorp Inc.

'Being poor is a full-time job...and it's expensive.' @KillerMartinis wbur.fm/1BVmXde 

Wu Lihong was jailed for speaking out about pollution in China nyti.ms/1vFZx8a pic.twitter.com/rtHJhPTGFs  

Thanks @StanfordBiz for the mention in this article about the #fridaynight dump! Interesting research too! stanford.io/1vGRXe6  

Cc @jtcera RT @googlewmc: Check if pages on your site pass the #mobilefriendly test at g.co/mobilefriendly. pic.twitter.com/41qb3kNmV4 

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2000 IDC 10-K  

The Company distributes its Retail Investor services via the Internet, via 
mainframe-to-mainframe transmission, via mainframe-to-PC download and via 
communication devices that rely on FM subcarriers, satellite transmission, cable 
television systems or telephone lines. Subscribers to Internet-delivered 
services, mainframe-to-mainframe transmissions and mainframe-to-PC downloads 
download the data directly to their computers. 

EARLY DAYS, NO NUMBERS

2001 INTERACTIVE DATE CORPORATION 10-K  

After a decline in subscribers through the end of September 2001, the Company experienced net growth in each of the final three months of 2001, and this growth has continued in 2002. The Company expects the introduction of European real-time streaming financial market data to help enhance the prospects for eSignal in this region. 

NO NUMBERS

2003 Interactive Data Corporation 10-k  

      eSignal services are sold primarily to active retail investors and professional traders. As of December 31, 2003, eSignal had over 52,000 subscribers. The target market for eSignal consists primarily of individuals who make their own investment decisions, trade frequently and earn a substantial portion of their income from trading. 

Within our Retail Investor Services segment, revenues grew by $1,258 or 2.9% from $44,020 to $45,278, which includes an expected 58.6% decline in the Broadcast business amounting to $2,626. This anticipated decline in the Broadcast business is expected to continue as the remaining customers migrate to alternative information sources including eSignal’s Internet based service. Excluding Broadcast, revenue for eSignal’s Internet delivered services grew $3,884 or 9.8%. The number of eSignal subscribers grew by 44% in 2003 to just over 52,000. The lower revenue growth, as compared to the subscriber growth, is due to the majority of the subscriber growth arising from our provision of data feeds to active trader tools, which increases subscriber levels but at a lower monthly subscription rate. We include subscribers who subscribe to the active trader tools to whom we provide data feeds in the total count of eSignal subscribers.

2006 IDC Form 10-K  

Active Trader Services 
Each of the core Active Trader Services offerings, including online advertising on our financial websites, is marketed by sales and product support specialists within eSignal. These offerings are supported by eSignal through the conventional promotional campaigns discussed above as well as through third-party developer relationships which market eSignal’s Internet-delivered services to their customers. eSignal also invites third-party software developers to write trading system software that is compatible with eSignal’s systems and asks trading educators to consider use of eSignal services in their seminars. In addition to direct sales, distribution channel partners have been an important source of new subscribers in recent years. 

eSignal provides streaming, real-time financial market information and access to decision-support tools to active traders, individual investors and investment community professionals, and operates financial websites. 
The financial data available to eSignal subscribers includes equities, options, derivative instrument data, single stock futures, indices, market depth from various exchanges including from the NASDAQ Stock Market, the New York Stock Exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, as well as ECN and foreign exchange market information, fixed income data, mutual fund data and money market data. In addition, eSignal subscribers receive access to decision-support tools including historical databases, technical 
charting, customizable analytics, back testing, portfolio tracking and news and commentary. As of the end of 2006, this business had 61,725 direct subscription terminals, of which approximately 12,100 were Quote.com-related terminals which were acquired earlier in the year. 
eSignal also operates financial websites that provide investors with free financial information and news about global equities, options, futures and other securities. These financial websites generate revenue through online advertising. 
eSignal’s information is delivered via a sophisticated network infrastructure with an advanced Internet protocol multicast backbone and multiple, geographically dispersed computer server farms. eSignal services include its eSignal and FutureSource® line of workstations; its QCharts® and LiveCharts® family of market data platforms and related analytics; its wireless product, QuoTrek®; an advanced analytics package, Advanced GET®; streaming, real-time, web-based quotes and charting services, MarketCenter LIVE™; financial websites, FutureSource.com, Quote.com and RagingBull.com; and its seminar offering, eSignal Learning. 
This business seeks to expand its portfolio of services and enhance its existing offerings by broadening the content offered across its services and websites, and adding new features and capabilities. 
In 2004, this business finalized the phase out, which began in 2001, of its satellite broadcast-based services. Broadcast-based technology services declined significantly year-to-year, declining 81.5% from 2003 to 2004, 58.6% from 2002 to 2003, and 55.9% from 2001 to 2002, as customers migrated to alternative delivery sources, including eSignal’s Internet-based services. 

2004 43.7 2005 45.8 2006 61.7

2009 IDC Form 10-K  

Active Trader Services 
Challenging conditions in the active trader market have impacted our eSignal business in recent years. Expansion of the eSignal business is partly dependent on the growth in online trading accounts managed by active traders. Stock market volatility is an important trend that can influence active trader subscriptions. During periods when the major stock markets are less volatile, we have experienced that active traders tend to trade less frequently and that cancellations of eSignal’s services typically increase and new subscriptions slow. Periods of declines in the major stock markets also have greater potential to lead to an increase in cancellations of eSignal’s services by traders who are unable or unwilling to withstand losses. In addition, online brokerage firms continue to upgrade the features and tools they provide to their active trader clients, a trend that is resulting in intensified competition to acquire new subscribers. Related to these dynamics, we have experienced period-over-period declines in eSignal’s direct subscriber base in recent quarters and as a result, a decline in subscription-related revenue. Although major stock markets experienced a meaningful recovery in 2009, this recovery has yet to translate into a meaningful increase in the number of our active trader direct subscribers and it is unclear if or when it will do so. Factors such as price, ease of use and range of services, including the ability to directly execute their trades, are factors active traders consider when selecting a financial information service provider. Despite these challenges, eSignal’s base of direct subscribers grew modestly in 2009 as a result of deployments by institutional customers during the year. eSignal’s online advertising revenue declined in 2009 as a result of difficult market conditions. More specifically, businesses that advertise online continue to reduce such spending and there is intensifying competition to attract online advertisers. Other factors that may affect eSignal’s ability to grow include increasing adoption of its offerings by financial institutions, the effectiveness of its redistribution network, price increases and changes in demand for its suite of real-time market data terminals, which vary in price. 
We believe that eSignal’s future growth is dependent on expanding its direct subscriber base for its offerings with both active traders and financial institutions. In particular, we believe that the combination of vendor consolidations and increased cost pressures is creating an opportunity for adoption of eSignal’s desktop solutions by financial institutions in the wealth management market. 

NO NUMBERS? 

eSignal’s information is delivered via a sophisticated network infrastructure with an advanced Internet protocol multicast backbone and multiple, geographically dispersed computer server farms. eSignal services include its financial websites: Quote.com®, RagingBull.com and FutureSource.com; subscription services aimed at active traders: its eSignal-branded workstation and related offerings such as eSignal®, eSignal Market ScannersSM, eSignal, and Advanced GET® Edition; eSignal OnDemand; LiveCharts® and QCharts® market data platforms; and QuoTrek® for wireless access to real-time streaming market data; trading education services aimed at active traders through its seminar offerings, eSignal Learning; and real-time market data platforms designed for investment community professionals: eSignal Pro®, the FutureSource® line of workstations and the web-based Market-QSM desktop solution. 

Our eSignal business provides real-time financial market information and access to decision-support tools that assist active traders, individual investors and investment community professionals in their analysis of securities traded on major markets worldwide. As of the end of 2009, this business had 56,492 direct subscription terminals, compared with 54,870 and 61,347 at the end of 2008 and 2007, respectively (the number of direct subscription terminals for 2008 and 2007 reflects the reclassification of certain product sales that had been inadvertently included as direct subscriptions in prior periods). Although active traders have historically been the primary target market for eSignal’s offerings, in 2009, we experienced increased institutional interest in certain offerings developed by eSignal. eSignal also operates financial websites that provide investors with free financial information and news about global equities, options, futures and other securities. These financial websites generate revenue through online advertising. 

YES NUMBER

2010 IDC Form 10-K  

Active Trader Services 
Our Desktop Solutions business, formerly known as eSignal, has been impacted by challenging conditions in the active trader market in the past several years. Expansion of this business is partly dependent on the growth in online trading accounts managed by active traders and the trend in stock market volatility. During periods of low volatility in the major stock markets, our active trader clients tend to trade less frequently, and cancellations of our services increase and new sales slow. Periods of declines in the major stock markets also have greater potential to lead to an increase in cancellations of desktop solutions by customers. In addition to factors such as price and ease of use, active traders consider the range of services, including the ability to directly execute their trades, when selecting a financial information desktop solutions service provider. The competition to acquire new subscribers remains intense and is impacted by online brokerage firms continuing to upgrade the features and tools they provide to their active trader customers. If our subscribers can obtain the financial information services we offer directly from the brokerage firms that use to execute trades, they are less likely to contract with us. Although major stock markets have recovered in recent quarters, this recovery has not translated into a meaningful increase in the number of our active trader direct subscribers and it is unclear if or when it will do so. Increased trading activity in the energy and commodities sectors has benefited certain of our offerings, including our FutureSource® Workstation and Market-QSM products, which are used by financial institutions and corporations, as well as active traders. 

The combination of all of these trends has impacted our ability to grow our direct subscriber base. As of December 31, 2010, Desktop Solutions supported approximately 54,000 direct subscription terminals, a 3.6% decline from approximately 56,000 direct subscription terminals as of December 31, 2009. In addition, the mix of subscribers may shift slightly from period to period, which can also impact revenue. At the same time, we are positioning certain products, such as Market-Q and eSignal®, to target the wealth management operations of financial institutions including financial advisors, stock brokers and other investment community professionals. 
Across each of our businesses, regardless of business segment, our offerings are contracted with customers through fixed fee subscriptions (on either a multi-year, annual, quarterly or monthly basis), variable fee based on usage or a combination of fixed fee subscription and usage-based fees. In addition, some of our services generate one-time or non-recurring revenue, such as one time purchases of historical data or installations (including installations of product upgrades). Our contracts typically renew automatically unless canceled by one of the parties.

IDC Form 10-K 2011  

As of December 31, 2011, our workstations and related services supported approximately 83,000 total subscribers worldwide. 

Within our Trading Solutions segment, we report the total number of global subscribers across our range of workstations. As of December 31, 2011, we supported approximately 83,000 total subscribers worldwide, which was essentially unchanged from the same period last year. Subscriber declines primarily within our active trader platforms were offset by subscriber growth for our wealth management workstations. In our prior filings, the number of subscribers we reported was limited to direct subscription terminals within our historical Active Trader segment. Period-to-period changes in the total number of global subscribers, as well as shifts in the mix of subscribers by service type can also impact future revenue.

IDC Form 10-K 2012  

As of December 31, 2012, our workstations and related services supported approximately 81,000 total subscribers worldwide, compared with approximately 85,700 total subscribers as of December 31, 2011. Please note that the total number of subscribers now includes certain subscribers who use modified versions of our workstations which offer fewer features and limited content (these subscribers had not been included in prior quarterly or annual filings during 2011 or 2012).

Wealth Management  

NEW PRODUCTS TO ME FROM ESIGNAL

Market-Q A powerful browser-based workstation for financial professionals  

PDF

Market-Q   

WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS LATER

eSignal, Inc.: Private Company Information - Businessweek  

Company Overview 
eSignal, Inc., an interactive data company, provides streaming, real-time financial market data, news, analytics, and decision-support tools for professional and individual traders. The company offers eSignal, a trading software for traders and investors; eSignal OnDemand, a delayed intraday and daily market data and charting package; and eSignal, Advanced GET Edition, which offers users with predictive and proprietary indicators, as well as the Advanced GET Scanner for catching the signature GET trade set-ups. It also provides LiveCharts that provides a Web-based access to market quotes, charts, and news; QuoTrek, a real-time mobile tool that offers streaming quotes, charts, and news from the markets; and eSignal scanners, which provide real-time scans of the stock market. In addition, the company offers eSignal Pro, a global market data and analytics platform for broker-dealer, institutional trading, and sell-side community; FutureSource Workstation, a real-time market data and decision support software for commodities, financial futures, and foreign exchange trading communities; and Market-Q, a market data solution for financial services professionals. Further, it offers integration solutions. eSignal, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Hayward, California. The company has additional offices in Bedford and Boxborough, Massachusetts; Chicago and Lombard, Illinois; New York, New York; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Geneva, Switzerland; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Sydney, Australia; Hong Kong; and Singapore. eSignal, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Interactive Data Corporation.

IDC Interactive Data Corp Latest Form 10-K  

"Corporate History 
On February 29, 2000, Interactive Data Corporation was created through the merger of Data Broadcasting Corporation, which included the eSignal suite of workstations and the BondEdge fixed income analytics offerings, and the business then known as Interactive Data Corporation, which included historical and end-of-day pricing, evaluations and financial information, an entity which has been in the financial data business for over 45 years. On July 29, 2010, we were acquired by investment funds managed by the Sponsors (the “Merger”). 
Since the merger of Data Broadcasting Corporation and Interactive Data Corporation in 2000 through January 2010, we have completed a dozen acquisitions of varying sizes. Acquisitions such as ComStock in 2003, IS. Teledata in 2005 and 7ticks in 2010 enabled us to enter adjacent real-time markets. Acquisitions such as Merrill Lynch’s Securities Pricing Service in 2002, FutureSource in 2004, Xcitek in 2007 and NDF in 2008 strengthened and expanded our existing pricing, reference data and active trader services by bringing to us, among other things, complementary content and capabilities, new customers, and broader distribution capabilities in certain geographic regions." 

WHAT SPONSORS? 

"We also market a range of workstations that primarily target the wealth management, energy and commodity and active trader sectors. Our workstations help our customers analyze and make investment decisions about financial instruments traded on major markets worldwide, including equities, futures and commodities. Our primary wealth management workstations are PrimeTerminal and Market-Q, which are hosted market data workstations sold in Europe and North America, respectively. Along with our web-based hosted solutions, these workstations aggregate content that may be sourced from both the customer and from a number of information providers, including us, and then tailor the visual display of the content to the needs and specifications of clients. By using a software as a service (“SaaS”) business model for our web-based hosted solutions, we enable customers to lower expenses by reducing the need for owning and maintaining costly IT infrastructures and managing market data volumes. Under our eSignal® and FutureSource® brands, we provide workstations and related offerings that deliver real-time financial market information and provide decision-support tools that address the needs of active traders, energy and commodity professionals, and other investors. These workstations are complemented by services for wireless access to real-time streaming market data. As of December 31, 2013, our workstations and related services supported approximately 81,700 total subscribers worldwide, compared with approximately 81,000 total subscribers as of December 31, 2012." 

NO GROWTH 

"Added new content and analytic capabilities for our range of workstations (FutureSource, Market-Q, eSignal and PrimeTerminal);" 

"intensified competition for active trader subscribers have potential to adversely impact our future revenue." 

"Within our Trading Solutions segment, we report the total number of global subscribers across our range of workstations. As of December 31, 2013, our workstations and related services supported approximately 81,700 total subscribers worldwide, compared with approximately 81,000 total subscribers as of December 31, 2012. Please note that the total number of subscribers now includes certain subscribers who use modified versions of our workstations that offer fewer features and limited content (these subscribers had not been included in prior quarterly or annual filings during 2011 or 2012). The total number of subscribers as of December 31, 2012 was updated so as to be comparable to December 31, 2013. Period-to-period changes in the total number of global subscribers, as well as shifts in the mix of subscribers by service type can also impact future revenue." 

INCLUDING ALL THE POOR LIVECHARTS SUBS TO KEEP THE NUMBERS UP? 

"The revenue performance within our Trading Solutions segment in recent years has been impacted by challenging market conditions, which have continued to affect the segment’s new sales and cancellation levels to varying degrees across both product areas. During 2013, we have experienced extended sales cycles, particularly for larger, more strategic engagements, while cancellations have increased in certain product areas, such as hosted web applications, due in part to cost pressures facing certain clients resulting in the business being shifted to lower priced alternatives or a decision to host the web application internally. In our workstations product area, our success in expanding the subscriber base for our workstations in the North American wealth management sector in recent quarters has helped to offset challenges in retaining subscribers for our workstations targeting the active trader segment. Growth in our Trading Solutions segment is dependent, in large part, on a combination of the following: increasing real-time feeds sales, driving continued adoption of our trading infrastructure managed services, expanding our presence in the wealth management sector, attracting new subscribers for our active trader, and energy and commodity workstations, and strengthening overall customer retention." 

LIKE MAKING IT VERY HARD TO CANCEL

Pinata Love  

HE DOESN'T WANT TO BEAT HELL OUT OF SPIDERMAN

On the tarmac in Newark  

WOULDN'T FILL YOU WITH CONFIDENCE

China blinks as economic downturn deepens - AmBevPritch  

"a return to the bad old ways of credit-driven growth" 

NAH, QUOTES CHOVANEC SO YOU CAN BE SURE IT ISN'T RIGHT

Legacybox  

VHS TAPE CONVERSION! ;-)

DNS Cache Poisoning in the People's Republic of China - Research - ViewDNS.info  

LATEST OUTAGE THE WORST I'VE EVER SEEN IT ... EDGECAST THING?

Google launches Contributor, a crowdfunding tool for publishers — Tech News and Analysis 

"On Thursday it starts rolling out a new one called Google Contributor, which is designed to allow web users to pay sites that they visit a monthly fee, and in return see no Google ads when they visit those sites." 

I USE ADBLOCK AND HAVEN'T SEEN AN AD IN 20 YEARS

Paul Annett on Twitter: "Today my eldest asked me if the Barclays logo is the Twitter bird's dad. http://t.co/qITcIcosUh"  

CUTE, AND NOT MOM

There's a Suicide Epidemic in Utah — And One Neuroscientist Thinks He Knows Why - Mic  

" often attributing gun use, low population density and the area's heavy Mormon influence as potential factors. But Renshaw thinks he's identified a more likely cause for the Utah blues: altitude." 

ALTITUDE NOT ATTITUDE

Laurie Voss on Twitter: "Pity the poor AWS graphic designer who had to come up with 30+ distinct icons for almost wholly abstract concepts: http://t.co/Lyduxy2H0Z"  

EASY, TAKE ANOTHER BONG HIT

Kim Possible on Twitter: "1970s lego had the right idea http://t.co/NaaKo2kger"  

"A LOT OF QUEER BOYS LIKE DOLLS HOUSES"

APIs.io - the API search engine  

NICE

An Interview with Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield on the Workplace Communication App Slack | MIT Technology Review  

"I try to instill this into the rest of the team but certainly I feel that what we have right now is just a giant piece of shit." 

GEN X SMARTASS, ONCE MARRIED TO THAT FABULOUS FAKE

184 all time highs 2014 11 21  

Apple Inc 
Berkshire Hath Hld B 
Visa Inc 
Pepsico Inc 
Amgen Inc 
Union Pacific Corp 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
3M Company 
Nike Inc 
Honeywell International Inc 
Medtronic Inc 
Lowe's Companies 
Costco Wholesale Corp 
Express Scripts 
Danaher Corp 
Blackrock 
Fedex Corp 
General Dynamics Corp 
Covidien Plc. 
Hdfc Bank Limited 
American Tower Corp 
Ace Limited 
Illinois Tool Works Inc 
CSX Corp 
Reynolds American Inc 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
Stryker Corp 
Archer Daniels Midland Company 
Raytheon Company 
V.F. Corp 
Air Products and Chemicals 
PPG Industries 
Kroger Company 
Allstate Corp 
Northrop Grumman Corp 
Marathon Petroleum Corp 
Intuit Inc 
AON Plc 
Becton Dickinson and Company 
Chubb Corp 
Ameriprise Financial Services 
L Brands Inc 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
Brf-Brasil Foods S.A. 
Macy's Inc 
Seagate Technology. 
Delphi Automotive Plc 
Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. 
Dollar General Corp 
Parker-Hannifin Corp 
Monster Beverage Corp 
Constellation Brands Inc 
Ross Stores 
Fiserv Inc 
Nxp Semiconductors N.V. 
Fidelity National Information Services 
Spectra Energy Partners LP 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
Genuine Parts Company 
SBA Communications Corp 
Nordstrom 
Whirlpool Corp 
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc 
Dollar Tree 
Netease Inc 
Autodesk Inc 
Fleetcor Technologies 
C.R. Bard 
Access Midstream Partners L.P. 
Carefusion Corp 
Sunoco Logistics Partners LP 
Hanesbrands Inc 
Tim Hortons Inc 
Buckeye Partners L.P. 
Enbridge Energy L.P. 
Pall Corp 
ING US Inc 
Church & Dwight Company 
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd 
Waters Corp 
Tesoro Petroleum Corp 
Varian Medical Systems 
Ashland Inc 
Jarden Corp 
Airgas Inc 
Wabtec Corp 
Navient Corporation 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Mettler-Toledo International 
Footlocker Inc 
Sealed Air Corp 
Snap-On Inc 
Everest Re Group 
Petsmart Inc 
Dentsply International Inc 
Meadwestvaco Corp 
Alleghany Corp 
Valspar Corp 
Williams-Sonoma 
Old Dominion Freight Line 
Synopsys Inc 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Jones Lang Lasalle Inc 
RPM International Inc 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
Reinsurance Group of America Inc 
Ingredion Inc 
Carlisle Companies Inc 
Zayo Group Holdings Inc. 
Global Payments Inc 
Leggett & Platt Inc 
Broadridge Financial Solutions Llc 
Keysight Technologies Inc. Comm 
Gentex Corp 
Hcc Insurance Holdings 
Axis Capital Holdings 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Sirona Dental Systems 
Trident Performance Group 
Teleflex Inc 
Brookfield Renewable 
Tfs Financial Corp 
Dun & Bradstreet Corp 
Michaels Companies Inc. 
SS&C Technologies Holdings 
Swift Transportation Company 
HSN Inc 
Validus Holdings 
Verint Systems Inc 
Servicemaster Global Holdings I 
Landstar System 
First American Corp 
Cst Brands Inc. Common Stock 
Caseys General Stores 
Receptos Inc 
Catalent Inc. 
Burlington Stores Inc 
Berry Plastics Group Inc 
Euronet Worldwide 
Murphy USA Inc. Common Stock Wh 
Liberty Broadband Corporation 
Big Lots 
Nice-Systems Limited 
La Quinta Holdings Inc. 
J2 Global Communications Inc 
Knight Transportation 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Heartland Express 
Impax Laboratories 
Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd 
Hillenbrand Inc 
Group 1 Automotive 
Werner Enterprises 
J & J Snack Foods 
Mueller Industries 
Dineequity Inc 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Apogee Enterprises 
Paycom Software Inc. 
Dplo 
Global Partners LP 
Healthequity Inc. 
Pra Health Sciences Inc. 
Ellie Mae Inc 
Inc Research Holdings Inc. 
The Navigators Group 
Cato Corp 
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 
New Media Investment Group Inc. 
Q2 Holdings Inc 
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. 
US Concrete 
Strattec Security Corp 
Covenant Transportation Group 
P.A.M. Transportation Services 
Reading International Inc 
Kona Grill 
Triumph Bancorp Inc. 
Quotient Limited 
Allied Motion Technologies 
Willdan Group 
Scynexis Inc 
Nv5 Holdings Inc 
Flanigan's Enterprises

Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources | Reuters  

RATE CUT AS GOOD AS SIGNAL AS ANY THAT YOU NEED TO BEWARE, MAKE SERIOUS CONTINGENCY PLANS

Meet Alibaba's Woman of Mystery in Los Angeles  

"At Harvard, Zhang was one of a dozen students from China who had left the country after the 1989 crackdown on dissidents, described in a Newsweek profile in 2000 as part of an influential "Tiananmen Generation" who had received American educations and were debating whether to accept lucrative offers from U.S. companies or return to help build the Chinese economy. " ... AROUND MY AGE ... ALL THE CHINESE IVY LEAGUE WOMEN OF THAT GENERATION ARE LIHAI

China’s Central Bank Comments on Interest Rate Cut (Translation) - Bloomberg  

TRANSLATION ... TURNOVER AT BBG SO HIGH I DON'T KNOW ANY OF THE CHINESE STAFF ANYMORE

央行有关负责人就下调人民币贷款及存款基准利率<br/>并进一步推进利率市场化改革答记者问-中国人民银行  

INTEREST RATE CUT EXPLAINER

TweetDeck by Twitter - Chrome Web Store  

UM HOW DO I LAUNCH THIS IN FUTURE?

China’s New Global Leadership  

"while China’s geopolitical status is rising rapidly, alongside its economic might, the US continues to squander its global leadership, owing to the unchecked greed of its political and economic elites and the self-made trap of perpetual war in the Middle East." 

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A SAIS GRAD TO UNDERSTAND HOW DISASTROUS THE NEOCON WARS HAVE BEEN FOR AMERICA (AND GREAT FOR CHINA)

My latest: A closer look at the MIT Billion Prices Project jpkoning.blogspot.ca/2014/11/not-yo… 

SHIITAKE

LOVED this @nytimes #longread on what our passwords say about us: nyti.ms/11KyZFn Tremendous piece by @ian_urbina  

Ex-CFO of China's Longtop found liable in rare U.S. investor trial mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL2… 

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fun lounge set  

MAYBE BETTER SINCE I HATE THE SHIRT POCKET ON THE JAMMIES

fun print jammies  

cigar case  

SANTA WILL BRING

Laptop Camera Cover Set | Electronic Frontier Foundation  

Say goodbye to that unsightly sticky note/masking tape/nectarine sticker guarding your machine

HA! ALL OUR MACHINES ARE BLACK TAPED

google cache of the now deleted from mainland sites phoenix weekly story on xu caihou's booty webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache… 徐才厚被抄家内幕:豪宅搜出1吨多重现金  

Nice summary of China making the global internet more like its intranet. Begins with #hk example. By @beijingscribe bloom.bg/1HsII49  

@NIUBI HAS BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS AND THE ECONOMIST SHAMELESSLY STOLE HIS CAGED BIRD METAPHOR

http://www.chinasmack.com/2014/pictures/modern-china-reimagined-in-famous-12th-century-chinese-painting.html  

Chinese Convicted of Fatal Crash, Deported seattletimes.com/html/localnews… "Xu was 19..purchased the Mercedes C300 4 days before with cash" OF COURSE  

top ten jammies  

ASSUMING YOU WANT TO PAY $300 ... HANRO CALIDA OLATZ ALL GOOD NAMES

Beautiful tribute to his dad by @jimcramer - thestreet.mobi/story/12963316…  

"For years I used lunch bags from "Moana," some deadbeat women's-clothing store that stiffed my dad and wrecked his year. That's how it works with small businesses. "

PARTING SHOT

"When he had a stroke three years ago and needed round-the-clock help, we had to fight those sons of bitches who wrote the policies to get the money they owed him to pay the nurse."

ANOTHER SHOT 

". The truckers were unionized, and they usually didn't help. Even in his 80s. Thanks for nothing, guys "

ANOTHER SHOT ... CRAMER HAS LOTS OF SCORES TO SETTLE

"He always said, "Call me Ken," but they always called him Mr. Cramer. He will always be Mr. Cramer. I will always be Jimmy. We buried him with his Eagles hat."

JIMMY MADE A HUNDRED MILLION, UNLIKE HIS DAD

"my wife-to-be Lisa Detwiler."

CRAMER IS FINALLY GETTING REMARRIED? DOES SHE KNOW WHAT SHE'S GETTING INTO? ;-)

"At the time of publication, Action Alerts PLUS, which Cramer co-manages as a charitable trust, had no positions in the securities mentioned."

HOW'S THAT FOR A BUZZKILL ENDING?

A bleak exit letter from influential scribe @bobdavis187 : Are we witnessing the end of China’s economic miracle? on.wsj.com/14XYllx  

GHOST TOWN BLUES ... STAY WITHIN THE THIRD RING ROAD AND RETAIN YOUR OPTIMISM (that's what i do)

http://zite.to/1v49ESM  

Links for 2014 11 21

Added on by C. Maoxian.

RT @ThatsOnline: Congratulations, It's a Match: The Man Bringing Tinder to China goo.gl/BIPi93 pic.twitter.com/7qwRaNwdVP  

NOT LIKE MOMO ... CAREFUL WHAT PIC YOU PICK

Michelle Phan: From YouTube Star to $84 Million Startup Founder | Re/code  

"Michelle Phan — with more than a billion views on YouTube and seven million followers; her own L’Oreal line and lifestyle media network; booming e-commerce beauty startup called Ipsy; and a new book – is teaching more people how to decorate their faces than perhaps anyone else in the world." 

" “So many of my friends have 200,000 subscribers, and they make around five to six K a month,” she said. “Which is completely cool.”" 

WRONG, THEY'RE LOSERS

2 Worlds of Hong Kong, and a Fatal Intersection - NYTimes.com  

"With four years of experience, he would have been earning $600,000 to $800,000 a year, according to a banker familiar with the company’s compensation."

NAH, I THINK HE WAS A SCRATCH TRADER AT BEST, MAYBE HKD800,000

STOCK CONNECT SCHEME REDUCES DIM SUM ISSUERS' COSTS  

Bank of China, the sole clearing bank for the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect scheme, cleared 12.08 billion yuan 
(1.97 billion U.S. dollars) for Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited with a southbound trading turnover of 
407 million yuan for China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited, Xinhua reported this week citing 
a bank statement. 
 Four bonds from China Construction Bank, were listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange this week. The bonds are 
tranches of the bank's 5-billion-U.S. dollar medium term note program and the first to be listed in Luxembourg. All 
four tranches are denominated in the Chinese currency. 
 Away from the stock-connect scheme, the Australian stock exchange ASX.AX and Bank of China 601988.SS have 
agreed to work together to boost yuan trading in Australia. The fourth-biggest lender was appointed this week as the 
official clearing bank in Australia. (Full Story)

Citigroup Executive Probably Killed Himself, Police Say - Bloomberg  

"The building’s doorman had gone to the apartment to check on Miller after his boyfriend was unable to reach him" 

BACKPAGE BACKDOOR ... KINKY GAY SEX GONE WRONG OR SOMETHING ELSE?

82 all time highs 2014 11 20  

Amgen Inc 
Nike Inc 
Lowe's Companies 
Illinois Tool Works Inc 
Ace Limited 
CSX Corp 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
Archer Daniels Midland Company 
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. 
V.F. Corp 
Air Products and Chemicals 
Kroger Company 
Allstate Corp 
Telus Corp. Non Voting Shares 
Chubb Corp 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
L Brands Inc 
Macy's Inc 
Seagate Technology. 
Dollar General Corp 
Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. 
Monster Beverage Corp 
Ross Stores 
SBA Communications Corp 
Whirlpool Corp 
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc 
Kinder Morgan Management Llc 
Netease Inc 
Dollar Tree 
Fleetcor Technologies 
Carefusion Corp 
Sunoco Logistics Partners LP 
Hanesbrands Inc 
Tim Hortons Inc 
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd 
Waters Corp 
Tesoro Petroleum Corp 
Airgas Inc 
Jarden Corp 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Everest Re Group 
Dentsply International Inc 
Petsmart Inc 
Coty Inc 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Williams-Sonoma 
Jones Lang Lasalle Inc 
Ingredion Inc 
Zayo Group Holdings Inc. 
Axis Capital Holdings 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Kar Auction Services Inc 
Trident Performance Group 
Brookfield Renewable 
Michaels Companies Inc. 
HSN Inc 
Swift Transportation Company 
Validus Holdings 
First American Corp 
Cst Brands Inc. Common Stock 
Caseys General Stores 
Receptos Inc 
Murphy USA Inc. Common Stock Wh 
La Quinta Holdings Inc. 
Heartland Express 
Impax Laboratories 
Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd 
Dineequity Inc 
Apogee Enterprises 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
Global Partners LP 
Dplo 
Pra Health Sciences Inc. 
Sunoco L.P. 
Cato Corp 
America's Car-Mart 
Global Telcom & Technology Inc 
Covenant Transportation Group 
Kona Grill 
Willdan Group 
Madison County Financial Inc 
Flanigan's Enterprises

What’s Wrong with "Wetback"?: What a Congressman's Slur Reveals - racismreview.com  

“My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes. It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine.” 

I'VE ALWAYS LIKED THE TERMS WETBACK AND BEANER, DIDN'T THINK OF THEM AS "SLURS"

北大副教授与女学生发生不正当性关系被除党籍|北大副教授|不正当关系_新浪新闻  

"与女学生王某确有不正当性关系" 

BETTER IF FEMALE PROF AND MALE STUDENT ... WONDER WHERE SHE IS FROM?

Vanguard Takes a Victory Lap: 86% of its Stock Funds Beat the Peer Group  

JUST THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SKIMMING 15 BPS VERSUS 150 BPS

Tower houses - Architecture - How To Spend It  

"create a panoramic platform facing north towards the Catskill Mountains." ... STRICT BUILDING HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS IN DESIRABLE AREAS

Hugh Hendry: 'Desperate times breed desperate measures...  

HE'S RIGHT ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN HE'S MAKING MONEY

Costolo’s Family Trusts Sell 50% of Twitter Stock This Month - Bloomberg  

"The Richard Costolo 2001 Living Trust and Lorin Costolo 2001 Living Trust, named for his wife, sold 283,460 shares in transactions on Nov. 3 and Nov. 17 for $11.6 million, according to regulatory filings. Costolo owns 36,028 shares in the company directly, 509,828 unvested restricted stock units and 283,460 shares in the trusts after the sales." 

SO HE'S DIVERSIFYING ;-)

Air Quality China on the App Store on iTunes  

STILL CARRIES US EMBASSY DATA, SAYS KIM

Interview with Evan Osnos, 2014 National Book Award Winner, Nonfiction  

"it feels ludicrous, which is nice" 

IMAGINE THE WAVES OF ENVY RIPPLING ACROSS THE EXPAT WORLD LOL

Analog Industries » A Discussion of Post-Digitality » Dear Cory Doctorow: Please Shut The Fuck Up About Music...  

"Survivor bias, my hairy white nuts." ... THE MACHINE IS STILL REAL AND POWERFUL, LOOK AT TAYLOR SWIFT (whoever that is)

The Rape Accusations Against Bill Cosby Must Not Be Ignored - The Atlantic  

"And then next thing I know, I was being undressed on his couch. I was so out of it." 

WHAT WAS THE MICKEY FINN?

Why Jumei’s Business Model is Broken. Selling Authentic Makeup Is Costly - Asia Stocks to Watch - Barrons.com  

"Investors are worried that as an online discounter, Jumei can’t control its sourcing and inevitably sells counterfeit products. About 30% of Jumei’s GMV came from third-party merchants last year and most of Jumei’s tier-one brands such as Estee Lauder, Lancome and Clinique were sold by these third-party merchants who relied on parallel importing to make money. By not controlling the sourcing directly, Jumei runs the risk of selling fake products on its site." 

YEP, KEEPS A LOT OF SMART PEOPLE FROM BUYING FROM THEM ... AND OF COURSE VIPS CAN KILL THEM OFF

Stock Quote JMEI Jumei International Holding Limited  

11:32AM   Jumei International (JMEI) Stock Lower Today After Third Quarter Earnings Results at TheStreet 

DIDN'T SHOW UP ON MY SCANNER PRE OPEN?? DID 5MM SHARES IN THE END ... OH REPORTED EARNING AFTER HOURS ON PREVIOUS DAY, WOULD HAVE BEEN ON SCANNER THEN

Candidates for Future Fraud Award  

The gala culminated with the awarding of the two country awards: Xiu Laigui, Chairman, Xiuzheng Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. won the country award for the Mainland China Region and Kenneth Lo of Cry...

Netflix still dominates streaming, but Amazon is picking up steam (@pkafka via @Recode) ow.ly/EB6Rn #MustReads  

I WATCHED TRANSPARENT AND WOULD WATCH BOSCH IF THEY MADE IT

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Nat. Book Award for Non-Fiction: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth & Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos. nytimes.com/2014/05/26/boo…  

HE'S A YOUNG GUY, PRESTIGIOUS AWARD, MUST FILL MANY AMBITIOUS CHINA WRITERS WITH ENVY

Reminded of this terrific, fascinating history of the Chinese translation(s) of Orwell's 1984 ibisbill.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/nin… thanks @PathlightMag

Female Genital Mutilation Map  

PLACES NOT TO VISIT ... MEDIEVAL BASTARDS

Jack Shafer on losing his job, and the state of things | Capital New York  

Shafer: I thought I was lucky at Slate, where they treated my like a prince. But at Reuters, they treated me like a king, and I had a great run. I don’t fit their game anymore, and I’m completely understanding of that. They’re treating me well on the way out. So there’s no reason for tears. It’s our business, right?

In China, creating a pollution data app is a risky business  

Zhang and the team have since replaced the blank space with the notice (pictured below): “Data from this source was censored on the orders from government.”

The Rich Kids of China Are Livin' Large in America  

DON'T ASK WHERE THE MONEY CAME FROM

/DRIVE CLEAN - YouTube  

FOR ASPIRING CAR DETAILERS

Iowan who shared adventures in China dies at 26  

"bacterial pneumonia and a pre-existing heart problem" ... ODD?

Farewell: Analects says "Goodbye" | The Economist  

"The end of Analects, together with the end of many other Economist blogs, is part of a larger effort to make our website more focused and better organised, especially now that our new Espresso app (for both Android and the iPhone) is in place to keep you up to speed with the daily tick-tock from around the world. Our sister blog, Banyan, is also going away and in its elegiac farewell offers more detail on what went into our thinking about these changes and what they will mean for readers. "

valentine etymology - Google Search  

GOOGLE DOES ETYMOLOGY NOW, SWEET

'Seeking Asian Female' Takes A Close Look At A Fetish : Code Switch : NPR  

HAVEN'T SEEN THIS

MM Select | Fall 2014 — Minimally Minimal  

FUSSY KOREAN KID POST ... IMAGINE HOW A 25 YO KID IN A MINIMUM WAGE JOB WOULD FEEL READING THIS?

Fruits and Planets Size Comparison  

HELPFUL

evening-star-building.jpg (3000×1993)  

NICE DRAWING

Top 1% of Income at Age 30 = $135,000 a Year — My Money Blog  

"How could a $135,000 salary make you a one-percenter? If you’re 31 or younger, that figure puts you ahead of 99 percent of your age group."

Perils of Perception Quiz | Ipsos  

4/9 
That’s a pretty respectable score – similar to 
lots of people in these countries 

PRETTY SHABBY BUT THE SPREAD IN PERCENTAGES ON SOME ANSWERS TIGHT

STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC., Plaintiff, v.  

"The Jewish portion of Harvard’s entering class dropped from over 27 percent in 1925 to 15 percent the following year. For the next 20 years, this percentage (15 percent) remained virtually unchanged." 

WHAT IS IT NOW?

'Billionaires' Book Review: Money Can't Buy Happiness | New Republic  

MICHAEL LEWIS, NEW BOOK REVIEW

delete

How to fold the world's best paper airplane  

410 Error - Medium 6-links-that-will-show-you-what-google-knows-about-you  

This page was in violation of the Medium Rules 
Browse for great reads on Medium.com

60 all time highs 2014 11 19  

Wal-Mart Stores 
Novartis Ag 
Nike Inc 
Actavis Inc 
Costco Wholesale Corp 
Lowe's Companies 
Express Scripts 
Asml Holding N.V. 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
Ace Limited 
Reynolds American Inc 
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. 
V.F. Corp 
Air Products and Chemicals 
Allstate Corp 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Chubb Corp 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
Avago Technologies 
Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. 
Dollar General Corp 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
Western Gas Eqty Partners LP 
Whirlpool Corp 
Netease Inc 
Henry Schein 
Hanesbrands Inc 
ING US Inc 
Pall Corp 
Church & Dwight Company 
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd 
Jarden Corp 
Airgas Inc 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Cooper Companies 
Petsmart Inc 
Jones Lang Lasalle Inc 
Ingredion Inc 
Carlisle Companies Inc 
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. 
Validus Holdings 
Servicemaster Global Holdings I 
First American Corp 
Cst Brands Inc. Common Stock 
Catalent Inc. 
Post Properties 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Murphy USA Inc. Common Stock Wh 
Jack In The Box Inc 
Shell Midstream Partners L.P. 
Paycom Software Inc. 
Dplo 
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 
Omeros Corp 
K2M Group Holdings Inc. 
Aac Holdings Inc. 
Steel Partners Hldgs 
Covenant Transportation Group 
Sientra Inc. 
Quotient Limited

Nevertheless a pretty good read MT @jeffjarvis I can't believe how @MichaelWolffNYC threw @BuzzFeedBen under the bus usatoday.com/story/money/co…”  

RT @jossailin Rules of attraction: Why white men marry Asian women and Asian men don't marry white women bit.ly/1tc6tD2 @cholakovv  

"participants consistently voted black men and Asian women as the most attractive representatives of each gender; Asian men and black women were seen as the least desirable partners."

"Asian women are the perfect wives – docile, submissive, obedient, shy and waiting to be saved" ... LOL OBVIOUSLY NEVER MET ONE FROM SHANGHAI

Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com  

WICKR ... BLONDE WITH PERFECT TEETH AND SUNGLASSES

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think or swim mobile  

FORGOT ABOUT THIS BROKER

Pre Market | Stock Market Watch 

NYSE After-Hours Most Active $BAC stockstat.us/research/BAC $OXY stockstat.us/research/OXY $SUNE stockstat.us/research/SUNE 

NYSE After-Hours Most Active $BAC stockstat.us/research/BAC $OXY stockstat.us/research/OXY $SUNE stockstat.us/research/SUNE  

NYSE After-Hours Most Active $BAC stockstat.us/research/BAC $OXY stockstat.us/research/OXY $SUNE stockstat.us/research/SUNE  

I'm checking out $SUNE ---> 👍 pic.twitter.com/POyTRXw79x  

After-Hours Stocks Movers 11/17: $SUNE $XLNX $TERP Higher; $OME $URBN $GPRO Lower (more...) stks.co/h1JrE  

SunEdison, Inc. | SunEdison and TerraForm Power Sign Definitive Agreement To Acquire First Wind For $2.4 Billion  

SunEdison $SUNE, TerraForm $TERP to Buy First Wind in $2.4B Deal $$ stks.co/q12LC 

Great, nuanced job: @bradheath documents disparity between black & non-black arrest rates, searchable by community. usatoday.com/story/news/nat…  

Google, Spotify, & Pandora making better playlists with artificial intelligence | VentureBeat | Big Data ow.ly/EvtmU  

" A neural network for a music-streaming service could recognize patterns like chord progressions in music without needing music experts to direct machines to look for them. Then it could introduce a listener to a song, album, or artist in accord with their preferences."

YES, EXCITING STUFF

bose headphones  

ONLY ONE MODEL NOW?

How The World Was Created  

BECAUSE IT SAYS SO, AND OH YEAH, YOU'RE GOING TO HELL, UNBELIEVER

UNIFORM AGREEMENT:   

UNIFORM AGREEMENT: OTHER RIGHTS/OBLIGATIONS 
3. RECEIPT OF MARKET DATA BY SUBSCRIBER. 

(a) Vendor and Subscriber have entered into an agreement by which Vendor will, among other things, provide Su...

Why You Can't Read The Atlantic in China - The Atlantic  

"All of these have one thing in common: They use edgecastcdn.net, the content-delivery network (CDN) of Verizon’s EdgeCast, says Greatfire.org, a group that promotes Chinese Internet freedom." 

YEP AND MY VPN DROPPING A LOT MORE THAN USUA

Great #whiskey #distillery reference list “@NYCocktail: Jackpot! A complete list of US Whiskey producers & bottlers. recenteats.blogspot.com/p/the-complete…”  

on demand fecal delivery?! please tell me this is NOT going to be a thing - and i thot ratemypoo.com was bad pando.com/2014/11/18/i-a…  

RATEMYPOO WAS TAKEN? THAT WAS MY IDEA!

126 all time highs 2014 11 18  

Wal-Mart Stores 
Novartis Ag 
CVS Corp 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
3M Company 
Unitedhealth Group Inc 
Nike Inc 
Medtronic Inc 
Actavis Inc 
Allergan Inc 
Costco Wholesale Corp 
Express Scripts 
Mckesson Corp 
General Dynamics Corp 
Asml Holding N.V. 
Covidien Plc. 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
Ace Limited 
Illinois Tool Works Inc 
Delta Air Lines Inc 
Wellpoint Health Networks Inc 
Stryker Corp 
Energy Transfer Equity LP 
V.F. Corp 
Aetna Inc 
Air Products and Chemicals 
Cigna Corp 
Cardinal Health 
Intuit Inc 
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. 
The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc 
Chubb Corp 
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Telus Corp. Non Voting Shares 
Energy Transfer Partners 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
Avago Technologies 
Zoetis Inc. Class A Common Stoc 
Moody's Corp 
Humana Inc 
United Continental Holdings 
Amerisourcebergen Corp 
Dollar General Corp 
Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. 
Reed Elsevier Plc 
Parker-Hannifin Corp 
Zimmer Holdings 
Monster Beverage Corp 
Fiserv Inc 
Nxp Semiconductors N.V. 
Fidelity National Information Services 
Reed Elsevier Nv 
Spectra Energy Partners LP 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. 
Western Gas Eqty Partners LP 
Autodesk Inc 
Whirlpool Corp 
Edwards Lifesciences Corp 
Netease Inc 
C.R. Bard 
Tim Hortons Inc 
Pall Corp 
ING US Inc 
Airgas Inc 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Navient Corporation 
Mettler-Toledo International 
Cooper Companies 
Robert Half International Inc 
Gartner Inc 
Dentsply International Inc 
Meadwestvaco Corp 
Alleghany Corp 
Open Text Corp 
Mednax Inc 
Jones Lang Lasalle Inc 
Allison Transmission Holdings 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
Ingredion Inc 
Madison Square Garden 
Centene Corp 
Axis Capital Holdings 
Kar Auction Services Inc 
Rollins 
Teleflex Inc 
Dun & Bradstreet Corp 
Trident Performance Group 
Michaels Companies Inc. 
Springleaf Holdings Inc 
Northstar Asset Management Grou 
Verint Systems Inc 
Validus Holdings 
Servicemaster Global Holdings I 
First American Corp 
Cst Brands Inc. Common Stock 
Vwr Corporation 
Post Properties 
Dct Industrial Trust Inc 
Murphy USA Inc. Common Stock Wh 
Minerals Technologies Inc 
Epam Systems Inc 
Mattress Firm Holding Corp 
Molina Healthcare Inc 
Heartland Express 
Examworks Group 
Comscore Inc 
Ambarella Inc 
Apogee Enterprises 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. 
Global Partners LP 
Mimedx Group Inc 
Inc Research Holdings Inc. 
Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc 
Universal Electronics Inc 
Terraform Power Inc. 
Omeros Corp 
K2M Group Holdings Inc. 
Civitas Solutions Inc. 
Nevro Corp 
Ovascience Inc 
Aac Holdings Inc. 
Steel Partners Hldgs 
Triumph Bancorp Inc. 
Flanigan's Enterprises

Pamie » Barbie Fucks It Up Again 

"Barbie gets told how to do something, so what do you think she does next? That’s right. Go find some boys to fix her computering!" 

HOLY SHIT

Meredith Frost on Twitter: "Less is more. Fantastic old lego ad by Blattner Brunner. http://t.co/bGOG41SUsb"  

YES POSTED IT BEFORE

A Worm's Mind In A Lego Body  

LEGO EV?

Five Best Wallets  

I USE A MONEY CLIP

Лепра on Twitter: "Активисты из Питера смыли в унитазы десятки GPS трекеров, и следят за их путешествием онлайн. Скоро и в твоем городе. http://t.co/bpWKQtf8M  

GPS TRACKERS FLUSHED IN ST PETE

Tristan Bessoussa on Twitter: "I confess, I laughed. #css http://t.co/tAPYGGISyc"  

CSS NERD JOKE

Fitbit Data Now Being Used In The Courtroom  

DON'T WORRY, MINE DESTROYED IN THE WASH

Why podcasts are suddenly “back” – Marco.org  

"Talking to reporters is like talking to the police: ideally, don’t. You have little to gain and a lot to lose, their incentives often conflict with yours, and they have all of the power." 

THEY'RE FUN TO DRINK WITH THOUGH

Youngest Oil Tycoon Finds Fortune After Washout as Trader - Bloomberg  

Sheffield says his income never cracked $100,000 a year on the trading desk. “I was a scratch trader. I was drinking beer while my friends were ordering hundred-dollar bottles of wine.” 

SCRATCH MEANS HE LOST MONEY LOL

Flash Boys Raise Volatility in Wild New Treasury Market - Bloomberg  

SUPPOSED TO BE A FAIRLY LIQUID MARKET ;-)

"Twitter now indexes every public Tweet since 2006." blog.twitter.com/2014/building-… Yikes! 

"For now, complete results from the full index will appear in the “All” tab of search results on the Twitter web client and Twitter for iOS & Twitter for Android apps. Over time, you’ll see more Tweets from this index appearing in the “Top” tab of search results and in new product experiences powered by this index. Try it out: you can search for the first Tweets about New Years between Dec. 30, 2006 and Jan. 2, 2007."

HIGH TIME

Can a jet fuel/hydrocarbon fire collapse a steel structure? An experiment. - Democratic Underground  

UM THAT WASN'T A VERY HOT FIRE

How America’s Oldest Magazines Are Modernizing (And Monetizing) Their Archives buff.ly/1xRzwSp  

"Through bundles, tiered subscription models or one-off purchases, titles are able to generate revenue by repackaging their pasts. Here's how five of the oldest magazines in the U.S. handle content that reaches back to the 1800s."

I COUNT FOUR NOT FIVE

YOU CAN EITHER LOCK UP THE NEW OR THE OLD, NOT BOTH

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Remittance Prices Worldwide | MAKING MARKETS MORE TRANSPARENT  

RIPOFF CITY

No More Qcharts  

LiveCharts Account Migration Information 

eSignal is very pleased to announce the impending migration of all Quote.com/QCharts/LiveCharts accounts into eSignal's premier Customer Management System. ...

Digital Media and Web Performance — The Great Firewall of China  

"We have been hearing from our CDN and Monitoring partners throughout the industry and our own customers that more sites, CDNs and networks are being filtered or blocked by the Great Firewall of China. This week we’ve seen the filtering escalate with an increasing number of popular web properties impacted and even one of our many domains being partially blocked… with no rhyme or reason as to why."

北京:两老外5万假欧元换走37万真币(图)|外币|兑换_凤凰资讯  

RARE CASE OF FOREIGNERS GETTING OVER ON THE CHINESE (the fakes usually go the other way)

河北亿元贪官遭查续:自称北京某高官是干爹|秦皇岛|小官巨腐_新浪新闻  

HAD TO BE HOLDING IT FOR SOMEONE ELSE, QUESTION IS WHO?

97 all time highs 2014 11 17  

Apple Inc 
Wal-Mart Stores 
3M Company 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
Medtronic Inc 
Actavis Inc 
Allergan Inc 
Lowe's Companies 
Illinois Tool Works Inc 
Aetna Inc 
Intuit Inc 
The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc 
Telus Corp. Non Voting Shares 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
L Brands Inc 
Energy Transfer Partners 
Cerner Corp 
Zoetis Inc. Class A Common Stoc 
United Continental Holdings 
Amerisourcebergen Corp 
Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. 
Monster Beverage Corp 
Fiserv Inc 
Fidelity National Information Services 
Nxp Semiconductors N.V. 
Reed Elsevier Nv 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. 
Nordstrom 
Western Gas Eqty Partners LP 
Autodesk Inc 
Edwards Lifesciences Corp 
Dollar Tree 
Netease Inc 
Molson Coors Brewing Company 
Palo Alto Networks Inc 
Navient Corporation 
Mettler-Toledo International 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Gartner Inc 
Dentsply International Inc 
Open Text Corp 
Valspar Corp 
Mednax Inc 
Ingredion Inc 
Centene Corp 
Hain Celestial Group 
Broadridge Financial Solutions Llc 
Axis Capital Holdings 
Gentex Corp 
Kar Auction Services Inc 
Teleflex Inc 
Trident Performance Group 
Michaels Companies Inc. 
SS&C Technologies Holdings 
Springleaf Holdings Inc 
Northstar Asset Management Grou 
Dst Systems 
Iesi-Bfc Ltd 
Maximus Inc 
Vwr Corporation 
Cst Brands Inc. Common Stock 
Murphy USA Inc. Common Stock Wh 
Epam Systems Inc 
Mattress Firm Holding Corp 
Envestnet Inc 
Super Micro Computer 
Comscore Inc 
Apogee Enterprises 
Cyberark Software Ltd. 
Logmein Inc 
Abaxis Inc 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. 
Qualys Inc 
Paycom Software Inc. 
Phibro Animal Health Corp 
Dplo 
Inc Research Holdings Inc. 
Smart 
Rentrak Corp 
Multi-Color Corp 
Physicians Realty Trust 
Square 1 Financial Inc 
Esperion Therapeutics Inc 
Eros International Plc 
Nevro Corp 
Ovascience Inc 
Aac Holdings Inc. 
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. 
Ocular Therapeutix Inc 
Allied Motion Technologies 
Ctpartners Executive Search Inc 
Scynexis Inc 
Mma Capital Management Llc 
Valley Financial Corp 
Nv5 Holdings Inc 
Flanigan's Enterprises

The Yunnan Cookbook: Recipes from China's land of ethnic diversity: Annabel Jackson, Linda Chia: 9789881613974: Amazon.com: Books  

GOOD LUCK FINDING INGREDIENTS IN UPSTATE NY ... NO PAGE NUMBERS AND NO INDEX MEANS NO PURCHASE

Puzzle Surrounds a Chinese Official's Suspect Fortune - NYTimes.com  

AGAIN, NO DETAILS ... FRANKLY MAKES NO SENSE, NO ONE OF THAT LEVEL COULD ACCUMULATE THAT MUCH (zhou yongkang is another matter lol)

China's tests malaria drug Artequick in experiment on entire population of Comoros - CBS News  

"More than 700,000 people were given three doses of Artequick -- a new combination of anti-malaria drugs which has not been approved for use in humans by any international health body." 

LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS

Made in China | the Anthill  

"I graduated from college with a History and Asian Studies degree, and sought out a China life that would allow me to use my language skills on the job. I was in my early twenties, and my sights couldn’t have been more vague. Eventually, I scored gainful employment in Hong Kong, starting in September 1989. I would stay in that crazy industry for the next twenty-five years ... As the sole Westerner in the company, with the best understanding of foreign ways and the most polished English, I applied those advantages to help each company reel in more business. ... Aside from this innocent mischief there were often favors and tasks I had to take care of that weren’t altogether legal and better left unsaid." 

THOSE ARE THE ONLY BITS THAT ARE INTERESTING IN THIS OTHERWISE DREARY WORK

Official illegally taps 120 million yuan of cash from tap water supply - Xinhua | English.news.cn 

ABSOLUTELY NO INFO ABOUT HOW SOMEONE THIS LOW COULD ACCUMULATE THAT MUCH

Interactive graphic: Every active satellite orbiting earth - Quartz  

GEOSTATIONARY ORBIT IS CROWDED

Chinese national arrested while trying to flee US months after high-speed car chase: Shanghaiist  

"Court documents showed that Zhou didn't show up to his scheduled court date on September 10, according to NetEase, leading the judge to issue a 17,000 USD bench warrant for his arrest. Despite this, Zhou still tried to fly back to China from LA on the afternoon of October 25, but was intercepted by police at LAX. " 

UNFAMILIAR WITH THE RULE OF LAW

河北科级官员家中搜出上亿元现金 房产68套_新闻_腾讯网  

A GREAT MYSTERY THIS ONE SINCE HE WAS VERY LOW LEVEL

Senior intel officer removed after controversial comments on China  

""[We believe] the [People's Liberation Army] has been given the new task to be able to conduct a short, sharp war to destroy Japanese forces in the East China Sea following with what can only be expected [as] a seizure of the Senkakus or even southern Ryukyu [islands]," Fanell was quoted as saying." 

CAN'T TALK STRAIGHT LIKE THAT IN PUBLIC

Jaden and Willow Smith on Prana Energy, Time and Why School is Overrated  

LOL THE ULTIMATE RICH KIDS' INTERVIEW

Harvard, UNC Sued Over Race-Based Admissions - Bloomberg  

PAGING INFOPROC

BBC News - Can China tackle soaring cancer rates?  

"Ten years ago, surgeons here removed tumours once or twice daily. Now they perform at least seven operations every shift."

YES INDEED AND YOU NEED POWERFUL GUANXI TO GET THE BEST TREATMENT GIVEN THE LIMITED RESOURCES -- SKILLED SURGEONS, BEST DRUGS (fortunately we have it) ... IT'S CORRECT TO CALL IT AN EPIDEMIC

BBC News - In pictures: My toilet  

WHERE PEOPLE GO AFTER THEY FINISH SHOOTING THOSE MY BREASKFAST PHOTOS

What Drives Housing Dynamics in China? A Sign Restrictions VAR Approach  

SUPPLY AND DEMAND LAST I CHECKED

New Hire Rewards  

I LAUGHED

China just blocked thousands of websites | GreatFire.org  

"We have seen instances of “collateral damage” due to “collateral freedom” over the past few days and have received emails from some smaller website owners wondering why their non-sensitive sites are being blocked by the great firewall."

Norway Wealth Fund Outsmarts Flash Boys as Algorithms Abandoned - Bloomberg  

“We’re trading less using algorithmic trading now than we did some years ago and are doing much more trading in large block sizes to avoid pattern-reading.” 

AREN'T BLOCKS THE EASIEST TO TRACK?