Archive for April, 2013
Deutsche Bank Does Not Tolerate Tax Dodgers! I Wouldn’t Either If I Had The Biggest Exposure To The Derivatives ScamApril 30, 2013
At $72.8 Trillion US Deutsche Bank is the bank with the biggest exposure to the pending Derivatives collapse. That is more than 3.5 times more than the entire global GDP. That is also more than $ 2 trillion more than JP Morgan. So it should come as no surprise they want to loot as much as they can before the whole house of cards comes down around them.
Moments ago the market jeered the announcement of DB’s 10% equity dilution, promptly followed by cheering its early earnings announcement which was a “beat” on the topline, despite some weakness in sales and trading and an increase in bad debt provisions (which at €354MM on total loans of €399.9 BN net of a tiny €4.863 BN in loan loss allowance will have to go higher. Much higher). Ironically both events are complete noise in the grand scheme of things. Because something far…
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Mark Steel: If every Boston marathon runner had a gun, they’d be safe, right? – Comment – Voices – The IndependentApril 26, 2013
The National Rifle Association in America will be preparing its statement. Each time a nutcase goes berserk with a gun, the NRA insists that this proves everyone should have a gun, so in a couple of days it’ll announce that the only way to respond to events in Boston is for every citizen to have a nail bomb.
The Traitor Within: Foreign Kiwi John Key Thinks The Americans Should Feel Free To Spy On You. In Fact They Already Do!April 22, 2013
America as most of us know has long ceased being the land of the brave and home of the free! TSA agents who for all intends and purposes are identical to Hitler’s brown shirts even if they wear blue have recently been instructed to follow ALL instructions with a happy smile and without any criticism and preferably blind to whatever the content of those orders!
Homeland security is buying billions upon billions of hollow point bullets and refuses to answer any questions about the purchases while starving the US population from doing the same and while I abhor weapons I am not so sure I would like to be caught unarmed in the current political upheaval the US citizens are finding themselves in and yet….
John Key thinks that we should be on their side if or when they attack North Korea and thinks that they should be able…
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Just in case your wondering why we are being prepared to have all our water tanks and water supplies privatized and exploited by John Key, his international mates and National here is a hint:
Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck thinks we should not have the right to clean water (in fact he thinks that this an extreme opinion a we all know what that means) and that we should all pay through the nose for it.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (by travellerev)
It’s been so long in coming that many folks stopped waiting for it, but Microsoft’s(s msft) Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service — its long-promised response to Amazon Web Services — goes live for all customers on Tuesday.
While he did not characterize Azure IaaS as an “Amazon(s amzn) killer,” Azure GM Bill Hilf did say Microsoft will match AWS on price for any of its base-level infrastructure — storage, compute instances, etc. — continuing a price war that flared last November when AWS, Google and Microsoft traded price cuts on their respective cloud storage offerings.
And, Azure IaaS pricing will be uniform across all geographies and data centers. Microsoft runs 8 data centers worldwide, 4 in the U.S., 2 in Europe and 2 in Asia. This is a pointed response to AWS, which relies heavily on its aging-but-humongous U.S. East data center farm in Ashburn, Virg. Many AWS services debut…
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