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World´s biggest investor BlackRock
says US rally nearing exhaustion

Telegraph [UK], by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/9/2013 7:51:03 PM

BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has warned that central banks are poised to tighten monetary policy in the Anglo-Saxon countries and China, advising clients to be ready to pull out of global stock markets at any sign of serious trouble. “2014 is the year to squeeze more juice out of risk assets. But investors should be ready to discard the fruit when it starts running dry,” said Ewen Cameron Watt, chief strategist for the BlackRock Investment Institute. The group said in its 2014 Investment Outlook that investors have “jumped on the momentum train, effectively betting yesterday’s strategy will win again tomorrow”,

      


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World´s biggest investor BlackRock
says US rally nearing exhaustion
Telegraph [UK], by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/9/2013 7:51:03 PM     Post Reply
BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has warned that central banks are poised to tighten monetary policy in the Anglo-Saxon countries and China, advising clients to be ready to pull out of global stock markets at any sign of serious trouble. “2014 is the year to squeeze more juice out of risk assets. But investors should be ready to discard the fruit when it starts running dry,” said Ewen Cameron Watt, chief strategist for the BlackRock Investment Institute. The group said in its 2014 Investment Outlook that investors have “jumped on the momentum train, effectively betting yesterday’s strategy will win again tomorrow”,

   

 

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Lee Rigby murder trial: ´I’m a
soldier just like Drummer Rigby...
I killed him because this is war’
Telegraph [UK], by Tom Whitehead    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/9/2013 7:47:13 PM     Post Reply
An Islamist fanatic has told the family of Drummer Lee Rigby he had no regrets about killing him because he was “a soldier” himself. Michael Adebolajo, 28, told a court he would “never regret obeying the command of Allah” and that his only disappointment was that the police did not shoot him dead. [Snip] With Fusilier Rigby’s family sitting feet away in the Old Bailey, Adebolajo denied that the 25-year-old’s death was murder, because Muslims were “at war” with the British people. The soldier’s widow, Rebecca Rigby, left the court in tears as Adebolajo told the jury that Fusilier Rigby

Possible closing of commissaries worries
Charleston-area military families
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Schuyler Kropf    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/9/2013 7:20:59 PM     Post Reply
GOOSE CREEK--Navy wife Cleo Lott relies on the Weapons Station commissary to feed her family of four. It´s one of the most coveted perks that goes with being part of the military. And that´s why news that the Pentagon is looking at closing all of its stateside commissaries has her a little rattled. [Snip] "Even though the big chain stores say they have deals and savings, it doesn´t compare to the commissary," she added. "Makes me wonder what will the government want to take away next?" When word broke last week that the Defense Commissary Agency was asked by the Department of Defense to look at how to shutter

´A public safety disaster´:
Obamacare could force THOUSANDS
of volunteer fire departments to close
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/9/2013 4:12:45 PM     Post Reply
Volunteer fire departments all across the U.S. could find themselves out of money and unable to operate unless Congress or the Obama Administration exempts them from the Affordable Care Act. ´I thought the kinks were worked out of Obamacare at the first of the month, Central Florida volunteer firefighter Carl Fabrizi told Sunshine State News. ´Man, oh, man, this could potentially destroy some real good companies in Florida.´ The U.S. Department of Labor takes the term ´volunteer´ literally, but the IRS says volunteer firefighters are technically employees if they´re on the job more than 30 hours per week, making them

Why have scientists stopped doing science?
Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/9/2013 4:08:50 PM     Post Reply
Recently I´ve acquired a second career poisoning the minds of the young in schools. Even in the very posh ones, there´s always an element which is mildly appalled that someone like me has been allowed anywhere near their precious charges. Science departments, I find, are particularly resistant and I quite understand why. Being mostly Guardian readers they have this caricature image in their heads of what James Delingpole is like: he´s a wanton controversialist; he´s anti-science; he´s a denier in the pay of Big Oil who harasses all those wonderful principled scientists doing their best to warn us of impending

Twitter needs to look after its
share price. Are you ready for
your personal data to be sold?
Telegraph [UK], by John Silk    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/9/2013 4:03:34 PM     Post Reply
It´s been a month since Twitter floated on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and we´ve already seen more than $6 billion drop off its market cap. As with every recent tech IPO, there´s always a big furore and gigantic valuation, following by the creation of lots of rich people, and then the share price starts to slide as everyone sobers up and starts to think more clearly. Just look at Facebook--once the excitement of the 2012 flotation had died down, the stock price plummeted to around half of its initial offering, and stayed there for a year.

   

 

  


 
The case for (controlled) immigration
Telegraph [UK], by Daniel Hannan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/9/2013 3:58:05 PM     Post Reply
Immigration--controlled, legal immigration--can bring advantages to the destination state. That sentiment is often trotted out as kind of obligatory throat-clearing before a politician goes on to call for restrictions, a neat example of the Everything-Before-The-But-Is-Bullsh*t hermeneutic rule (“I am the first to say that I recognise the benefits of successive immigrants from the Huguenots onwards, but there comes a moment when we reach saturation point…”) Except that it isn’t bullsh*t; at least, it needn’t be. Immigration can be either good or bad, depending on how it is managed. Unrestricted, unplanned settlement is usually disastrous.

The tide begins to turn on
the EU´s military ambitions
Telegraph [UK], by Geoffrey Van Orden, MEP*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/9/2013 8:28:06 AM     Post Reply
There is no more potent symbol of statehood than military power. It is not surprising therefore that Eurocrats regard defence policy as a key element in their drive for a state called Europe, playing a role on the global stage. The forthcoming European Council (19/20 December), when heads of government meet, has long been trailered in Brussels as a "Defence Council" to take a great leap forward in the EU´s Common Security & Defence Policy (CSDP). Actually, the modest defence-related decisions have largely been taken by Ministers in recent weeks and Prime Ministers will spend most of their time on

Care at top hospitals is NOT INCLUDED
in Obamacare, report reveals
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/9/2013 7:54:24 AM     Post Reply
People buying insurance plans through Obamacare´s online exchanges may not have full access to some of the nation´s top hospitals, it has been claimed. In a bid to cut costs, insurers selling cover on the new exchanges in states including New York, Texas and California will not offer patients access to two renowned cancer centers--Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, according to The Financial Times. Access to Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one of the top research and teaching hospitals, may also be limited, as the insurers attempt to steer customers away from hospitals or

East Coast braces for Monday
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50 car pile-up in Pennsylvania
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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New York City invaded by new
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survive an entire winter outside
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/9/2013 6:56:00 AM     Post Reply
Manhattan´s Chelsea neighborhood is home to art galleries, fashion stores, townhouses and now a new breed of cockroach that won´t die even if forced to live outside all winter. The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway in the neighborhood into one of New York´s newest tourist attractions, may have been responsible for bringing a new breed of cockroach to the city. Rutgers University insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista said the species Periplaneta japonica is well documented in Asia but was never confirmed in the United States until now. The scientists, whose findings were published

   

 

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Vladimir Putin dissolves
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Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/9/2013 6:35:16 AM     Post Reply
Vladimir Putin has dissolved Russia´s biggest news agency RIA Novosti, ordering the creation of a new media conglomerate headed by an anchorman notorious for his anti-opposition and anti-gay views. The new company Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today) will focus on "coverage abroad of Russian state policy and public life," the document published on the Kremlin website said. [Snip] The move appears as a push by the Kremlin to consolidate state media resources at a time of increasing online criticism of Mr Putin´s 13 years of rule and to take a proactive approach in shaping Russia´s image abroad.



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