Daily Archives: January 8, 2015

ZeroHedge – Goldman’s 2015 Political Outlook: Will Congress “Audit” The Fed? – 8 January 2015

ZeroHedgeThe 114th Congress formally convened yesterday. In what follows, Goldman Sachs presents its views on some of the central questions regarding the political and policy outlook for the coming year. In general, they continue to expect more substantive legislative activity to occur in 2015 than occurred in 2014, and in a few cases–trade agreements, a highway bill–these proposals could become law. Goldman expects most of the deadlines Congress faces over the coming year to result in only limited uncertainty, though the debt limit increase that will be necessary later in 2015 is the main potential exception.

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John Ward – Charlie Hebdo: Bloodied, But Not Bowed – 8 January 2015

hebdoThere are some heroes no amount of belief can kill

It took me a while at first, as a Rosbif, to get into Charlie Hebdo – which, for those who don’t know it, is a sort of unholy spawn of conjugal relations between Private Eye and The Beano. Continue reading

ZeroHedge – Did The World’s Biggest Hedge Fund Just Go “All In” On HFT And Dark Pools? – 8 January 2015

ZeroHedgeIs the world’s biggest hedge fund going all-in on HFT and Dark Pools? We ask because Ray Dalio’s Westport, CT-based Bridgewater, which at last check manages around $160 billion between its Pure Alpha and All Weather fund products, and which according to preliminary data had a solid performance in 2014, has just hired Jose Marques, the former global head of the quant and algo-heavy electronic trading at Deutsche Bank, to become Bridgewater’s new head of trading.

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FCC Chair Likely To Take Obama’s Lead On Net Neutrality – 8 January 2015

RT logoSpeaking at an electronics show, the United States’ top telecom regulator dismissed complaints that tougher regulations would discourage providers from upgrading their networks, seemingly indicating he will back tough net neutrality regulations.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler told audiences at the Consumer Electronics Show show in Las Vegas that net neutrality proposals do not currently go far enough to protect consumers. Policy analysts took that as a hint that Wheeler is leaning towards President Barack Obama’s position on net neutrality, calling for Title II regulations for broadband providers that would regulate them as if they were utilities.

There was an effort made to say that Wheeler and the president were pulling in opposite directions on this, which made for good headlines, but wasn’t exactly the reality,” said Wheeler. “We’re both pulling in the same direction which is no blocking, no throttling of applications…and transparency on how do we get there.”

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Measles Outbreak Tied To Disneyland, California Health Officials Say – 8 January 2015

RT logoNine people are confirmed to have contracted measles when they visited Disneyland in California in mid-December. Another three cases are suspected, according to state health officials who are investigating the outbreak.

The California Department of Health said the nine people, including children, visited the park from California and Utah, and that it’s likely that a single person with measles visited during that period, exposing the other visitors. People near a measles patient could be at risk if they haven’t had the illness or two doses of the vaccine.

The people diagnosed include children as young as eight months, and six of the nine confirmed cases involve people who were not vaccinated. One person who developed the disease was vaccinated.

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ActivistPost – Edge Of Economic Crisis: 62 Percent Of Americans Are Living Paycheck To Paycheck – 8 January 2015

Logo_activistpost-comMichael Snyder
Activist Post

Nearly two-thirds of all Americans are completely and totally unprepared for the next economic crisis. As you will read about below, a new survey has found that only 38 percent of Americans have enough money on hand to cover “a $500 repair bill or a $1,000 emergency room visit”.

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Bombing At NAACP’s Colorado Office Might Be Domestic Terrorism – FBI – 8 January 2015

RT logoFBI agents are seeking a middle-aged white man in connection with an explosion outside the office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Colorado. The agency thinks it might be a hate crime or an act of domestic terrorism.

The NAACP office in Colorado Springs shook Tuesday morning when an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated just outside. Two NAACP volunteers were inside the office at the time, but there were no injuries. Some items were knocked off the walls.

FBI agents and local law enforcement officials are now seeking a middle-aged, balding white man as a person of interest. He was seen leaving the area at the time of the bombing and may have been driving “a 2000 or older model dirty, white pickup truck with paneling” and “a missing or covered license plate.

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A Little Bit Of Fat Goes A Long Way To Fighting Staph Infections – Study – 8 January 2015

RT logoIt seems those extra holiday pounds could actually be good for your health. A study has found that fat cells under the skin may protect against the most prevalent type of staph infection by producing molecules that can directly kill invasive pathogens.

Richard Gallo, MD, PhD, professor, and chief of dermatology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and his colleagues have uncovered a previously unknown role for dermal fat cells, known as adipocytes: they produce antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) that help fend off invading bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus and other pathogens.

“Fat has an additional role we didn’t suspect,” Jay Kolls of the University of Pittsburgh told New Scientist, referring to a study published in the January issue of Science.

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ActivistPost – America’s Largest Police Union Pushes For Hate Crime Laws To Include Cops – 8 January 2015

Logo_activistpost-comCassius Methyl
Activist Post

The National Fraternal Order of Police is focusing on influencing law, although they believe laws should be enforced without regard to morality and justice.

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