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Former Regulators Say Never Mind High Frequency Trade Rigging and Pay Closer Attention to Dark Markets

“Fears that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market went mainstream last week thanks to allegations in a book by financial author Michael Lewis, but there may be a more serious threat to investors: the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges.

Some former regulators and academics say so much trading is now happening away from exchanges that publicly quoted prices for stocks on exchanges may no longer properly reflect where the market is. And this problem could cost investors far more money than any shenanigans related to high frequency trading.

When the average investor, or even a big portfolio manager, tries to buy or sell shares now, the trade is often matched up with another order by a dealer in a so-called “dark pool,” or another alternative to exchanges.

Those whose trade never makes it to an exchange can benefit as the broker avoids paying an exchange trading fee, taking cost out of the process. Investors with large orders can also more easily disguise what they are doing, reducing the danger that others will hear what they are doing and take advantage of them.

But the rise of “off-exchange trading” is terrible for the broader market because it reduces price transparency a lot, critics of the system say. The problem is these venues price their transactions off of the published prices on the exchanges – and if those prices lack integrity then “dark pool” pricing will itself be skewed.

Around 40 percent of all U.S. stock trades, including almost all orders from “mom and pop” investors, now happen “off exchange,” up from around 16 percent six years ago.

This trend is “a real concern,” John Ramsay, former head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Trading and Markets division, said on the sidelines of a conference in February. “We have academic data now that suggests that, yes, in fact there is a point beyond which the level of dark trading for particular securities can really erode market quality.”

Given the $21.4 trillion worth of U.S. stocks that were traded in 2012, even a small mispricing can move the needle by tens of billions of dollars.

Lewis’ new book, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” says that high speed traders bilk that kind of money from investors every year. He focuses on how high-frequency trading firms use ultra- fast telecom links, microwave towers and special access to exchanges to gain an edge over other traders.

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating high-speed trading for possible insider trading, Attorney General Eric Holder told lawmakers on Friday. Other regulators and the FBI have also confirmed they are looking into potential wrongdoing by high-frequency stock traders.

But whether or not high-speed trading is sinister, revenues for these firms have been declining for years: in 2013, they were about $1 billion, after peaking at around $5 billion in 2009, according to estimates by Rosenblatt Securities. If, as Lewis says, these traders are doing nothing more than ripping off the rest of the market, it’s a shrinking problem.

Meanwhile, as the revenue from high frequency trading has waned, trading outside of public exchanges has been on the rise, threatening to roll back decades of progress towards more transparent markets.


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Documentary: Building the Machine

Cheers on your weekend!

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Fun Theory on Missing Malaysian Plane Story

Sooner or later a conspiracy theory would have to pop up on the missing plane that has been on the news for past few weeks. I have not followed the story closely, but it seems strange that a plane would simply go missing given black boxes, radar, satelite technology, and a host of other reasons for it not happening. At any rate, here is an interesting angle on the story that may or may not be true. We will just have to wait and see.

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Documentary: Double Feature

Where Science and Buddhism Meet

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The Life of Buddha

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Taking a Page From the West

We will leave out which part of the western world Turkey is taking a page from. It should be obvious that psychopaths run the world over…

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Comedy Files: Love Cereal

Remember the iron filings sticking to a magnet in your Wheaties? Bet you thought that could not be topped;

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322 Fun

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Russian Article From 2008: “Obama Will Trigger World War III Starting From the Crimea Peninsula”

“Translation from google translate:

Obama begins the third world in the Crimea Remember this page!

December 26 , 16:58 | Arseny Palkin

Lenty.ru: Japan Crimea is not a hindrance
REGNUM: Yatsenuk forced to speak in Russian
Under the new U.S. President Barack Obama in the Crimea will be implemented scenario of armed conflict. ” It is the American scenario , and under Obama the probability is much higher than under McCain, ” – said at a roundtable in Kiev, Russian political scientist Andrei Okara , said ” New Region ” .
Expert explains : “It became clear when it was announced that what people will represent the Obama team . These are people whose professional registration – Wall Street. These people are engaged in a technology called ” technologies of controlled chaos . ”

According to Okara , after Georgia area ” controlled chaos ” in the first place , was to be the Ukraine, namely – Crimea . ” This is the point of a fire , including global conflicts that escalate into a world war , which, unfortunately , is one of the scenarios , the implementation of which at the moment from the real ” – says the analyst.

His colleague from the Ukrainian Institute of Russia Andrey Blinov agree that Russia is not interested in such a conflict . ” When people talk about the war in the Crimea or in the hamlet St. Michael , I believe that this scenario is marginal . A question more active economic participation of Russian capital is very likely. But it depends on when the crisis is over . If in 2010 , while Russia will be much weaker , “- said the expert .”


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Documentary: The Age of Big Data

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Documentary: The Superior Human

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

~~~Albert Einstein

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”

~~~George Carlin

“Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.”

~~~John Steinbeck

Cheers on your weekend!

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Turning Gospel Into Myth

“An incredible discovery that was recently made in Russia threatens to shatter conventional theories about the history of the planet.  On Mount Shoria in southern Siberia, researchers have found an absolutely massive wall of granite stones.  Some of these gigantic granite stones are estimated to weigh more than 3,000 tons, and as you will see below, many of them were cut “with flat surfaces, right angles, and sharp corners”.  Nothing of this magnitude has ever been discovered before.  The largest stone found at the megalithic ruins at Baalbek, Lebanon is less than 1,500 tons.  So how in the world did someone cut 3,000 ton granite stones with extreme precision, transport them up the side of a mountain and stack them 40 meters high?  According to the commonly accepted version of history, it would be impossible for ancient humans with very limited technology to accomplish such a thing.  Could it be possible that there is much more to the history of this planet than we are being taught?

For years, historians and archaeologists have absolutely marveled at the incredibly huge stones found at Baalbek.  But some of these stones in Russia are reportedly more than twice the size.  Needless to say, a lot of people are getting very excited about this discovery.  The following comes from a Mysterious Universe article

Alternate history buffs are about to be whipped into a frenzy!  OK, maybe not, but they will find this interesting.

An ancient “super-megalithic” site has been found in the Siberian Mountains.  Found recently in Gornaya Shoria (Mount Shoria) in southern Siberia, this site consists of huge blocks of stone, which appear to be granite, with flat surfaces, right angles, and sharp corners.  The blocks appear to be stacked, almost in the manner of cyclopean masonry, and well…they’re enormous!

Russia is no stranger to ancient megalithic sites, like Arkaimor Russia’s Stonehenge, and the Manpupuner formation, just to name two, but the site at Shoria is unique in that, if it’s man-made, the blocks used are undoubtedly the largest ever worked by human hands.

When I say that this is a new discovery, I am not kidding.  In fact, the very first expedition to study these stones happened just a few months ago.  Prior to this expedition, there were no known photographs of these megalithic stones.  Archaeologist John Jensen is mystified by these ancient ruins, and the following is an excerpt from a post on his personal blog…”

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What If Everything You Were Ever Taught Was A Lie?

“There is a war going on right now and it doesn’t involve guns or the military industrial complex.

It’s a war on consciousness and most people are clueless that it even exists.


Ultimately, the education system can be blamed for feeding us propaganda and forcing us to regurgitate it so we can “fit in” with the rest of society.  Our public school systems are set up to get the students primed foreconomic slavery without ever offering courses that allow to students to think creatively or freely.

If you trace the company’s who print our children’s textbooks, you’ll find a Zionist agenda behind them all.  For example, George W. Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, was arrested for funding both sides of World War II, yet we never learned this in school.  Why?  Because had we learned this, NEITHER Bush would have been elected president for having a traitor in their lineage.

And surely, Christopher Columbus didn’t “discover” America.

Granted some things that we learn in school are the truth, such as math, music and some science but our TRUE history has been kept from us for reasons of subservience, control and conformity.

In all forms of education, there are still perpetual references to “fossil fuels” including at the college level.  How ridiculous is this?  Oil is abiotic, which means it replenishes itself, yet we are draining the planet of a lubricant that serves no other interests other than economic.

For example, in the late 1980′s, Stanley Meyer invented a car that could go from coast to coast in the United States on 21 gallons of water.  He was offered $1 billion from the automobile industry for his invention but turned it down because he wanted this idea to go to the people.  Shortly afterwards, he was poisoned to death and the invention has been hidden from us ever since, yet our children are not learning about inventors such as Meyer in school, nor are they being encouraged to develop alternate fuel sources.

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Our children are inevitably asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Their answers becomeconditioned responses in various forms of economic subservience instead of what they truly would like to do.

A better question to ask them, once they understand the concept of money is, “If there was no such thing as money, then what would you like to do with your life?

What If Everything You Were Taught Was A Lie? | In5D.comSurely, the fry cook with a high school education would not still be making french fries at a fast food “restaurant”…..”

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Secret Documents Reveal How the NSA Plans to Infect Millions of Computers With Malware

“Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level of human oversight in the process.

The classified files – provided previously by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden – contain new details about groundbreaking surveillance technology the agency has developed to infect potentially millions of computers worldwide with malware “implants.” The clandestine initiative enables the NSA to break into targeted computers and to siphon out data from foreign Internet and phone networks.

The covert infrastructure that supports the hacking efforts operates from the agency’s headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, and from eavesdropping bases in the United Kingdom and Japan. GCHQ, the British intelligence agency, appears to have played an integral role in helping to develop the implants tactic.

In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive. In others, it has sent out spam emails laced with the malware, which can be tailored to covertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam. The hacking systems have also enabled the NSA to launch cyberattacks by corrupting and disrupting file downloads or denying access to websites.

The implants being deployed were once reserved for a few hundred hard-to-reach targets, whose communications could not be monitored through traditional wiretaps. But the documents analyzed by The Intercept show how the NSA has aggressively accelerated its hacking initiatives in the past decade by computerizing some processes previously handled by humans. The automated system – codenamed TURBINE – is designed to “allow the current implant network to scale to large size (millions of implants) by creating a system that does automated control implants by groups instead of individually.”

In a top-secret presentation, dated August 2009, the NSA describes a pre-programmed part of the covert infrastructure called the “Expert System,” which is designed to operate “like the brain.” The system manages the applications and functions of the implants and “decides” what tools they need to best extract data from infected machines…..”

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100 Years of Insanity

Since your generation was not around for most of this b.s. you can thank the interwebs for creating a collective conciousness to help you discern the next lie; ’cause you know they are not teaching this in school.

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A Scary Bed Time Story: The Walking Dead of 2013

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“by Julius Sequerra


We were right all along. It was all about psyops, brainwashing, and the government plan to confiscate guns.

Social Security Records Show No Deaths in Alleged Sandy Hook Massacre
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The Sandy Hook official narrative is now dead.
Manual search of the Social Security Death master file lists reveals no deaths and no victims in the alleged Sandy Hook murders.

Published on Feb 22, 2014

Sandy Hook – NO DEATHS, NO VICTIMS; According to SSDI Official Master File

Alleged Sandy Hook Deaths Searchable in SSID Master File (PDF) <http://ift.tt/1fm5NbY;

The originating website uses a purchased copy of the Social Security Death Master File, updated through 1 January 2014, which is public information. You are invited to search all of these records for the putative ‘victims’ of the Sandy Hook massacre.

The Sandy Hook perpetrators know the SSDI or (SSDMF) is the best single  definitive source for actual births and deaths in the United States.  That’s why there was a systematic effort to deny public access to this database about one year prior to the alleged shootings.   Even copies of the file used by searchable ancestry sites had been altered, and the victims variably inserted.

It was this variability that led us to perform a search of the unaltered, original archived version of the MASTER file.
The search revealed NO DEATHS in the alleged Sandy Hook Massacre.
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The children should all be 6 to 7 years old (“born” 2005-2006), and should have “died” in 2012. The adult “victims” appear in the appendix.
(Each entry is followed by a 6-7 digit serial entry number, which demonstrates the continuity of the alphabetical listing – in other words, that they are presented here unaltered.)

Eric Holder Reveals Gun Grab Scheme on C-Span…”

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