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mail title: Fwd: Tech Stocks Crushed, Gold Tanks, And The Dollar Gets Hammered: Here's What You Need To Knowbody: Business Insider is about as relevant to business as the Stockhouse Bullboards are to stockpicking. Why would you mention gold in a headline but not the article? Just seems to reinforce the sky is falling meme. Did you hear gold might break $1300? Oh my Gawd!
Ms. Michal Slawny
Contributor Relations Manager
mslawny AT seekingalpha.com
A question: As far as I understand on reading your new system, if I post an article on my own site and then submit it to Seeking Alpha it wouldn't get any sort of compensation. Is that correct?
To which Michal replied:
That's correct Otto. However, you may post a 250-word excerpt on your site and then link to the entire article on Seeking Alpha. You could receive compensation in that scenario.
We can also monitor your blog if you'd like to post articles without compensation.
So I then sent
Michal (spelling correct this time, apologies),
Please tell me that you see the weak point in what you're offering here. I write an article and if I want to make it part of the $10-per-1000-views Seeking Alpha program I have to submit it to you, I can't publish myself on my own blog and if you decide to run my piece I only have the right to publish a small excerpt of my own work on my own blog, most probably after the editorial decision to publish and run it on Seeking Alpha has been made. It reminds me of the smallprint on a Radiohead album I own: "All lyrics reproduced with kind permission of the record company, even though we wrote them."
I appreciate that you guys are actually willing to stump up some cash for your contributors or (in my case) potential contributors, but the conditions that your trying to impose aren't very impressive so far. Do you have a better offer?
PS: As pointed out by kind reader 'HA' who sent me the above link, the comments policy statement on Ritholtz's blog is excellent. Here it is reproduced:
"Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous."UPDATE: There are many things that I don't know. One of them was that Michal is a girl's name, not a boy's name. I learn and thanks for the corrections.
This could turn into a weekly obsessive chart at IKN during 2011 (that's fair warning):
UPDATE: Mail of the Day comes from reader 'JS' with, "To quote George W. Bush, you misunderestimate the American people.".
This report over at Stockwatch is good, juicy dirt aimed straight at The Can of Corn:
Cue's Icke to identify Stockhouse poster "scuba2223"2011-01-20 15:01 ET - Street Wire
by Mike Caswell
John Icke, the chairman of Cue Resources Ltd., may soon learn the identity of a Stockhouse poster who wrote that Mr. Icke committed extortion in Paraguay. According to filings in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the person responsible used an IP address at Canaccord Genuity Corp., and Canaccord has agreed to provide that person's name.
Icke sues Stockhouse
Mr. Icke has been trying to identify the poster since Oct. 6, 2010, when he filed a notice of claim against Stockhouse Publishing Inc., asking for the IP address of a user called scuba2223. In the suit, he said that scuba2223 wrote the following post on Aug. 27, 2010: "Paraguayan Authorities are looking for John Icke regarding Cue Resources. The news said he is involved in stealing documents and extorsion [sic]!" The message had a header which read, "Paraguay going after John Icke."
Mr. Icke said CONTINUES HERE
Owwww...a KILLER post by Setty on Alange Energy (ALE.v) today. Go read, must read.
Were you prepared?
Sadly, I remember the clothes only too well.
...GLD (the gold ETF) versus SLV (the silver ETF):
"Scottish Spirits -- which gets by on a technicality with an office in Glasgow -- is experimenting with the canned whisky in its Caribbean and South American markets. Although it's not authentic Scotch whisky, the company expects the product to be popular with the outdoor drinker.
"Chief executive Manish Panshal told the Daily Mail, "We are really thrilled with the idea -– it's going to be a part of every lifestyle and occasion..." CONTINUES HERE
1) The man behind AMPW.ob is none other than Johannes Petersen. The same name behind Gold American Mining (SILA.ob).2) It may be a bizarre coincidence, but AMPW.ob boasts of the same kind of financing deal-that-is-not-a-deal with the same European back as SILA.ob.3) And it may be another bizarre coincidence, but the last time we looked at the scumbag John Myers he was pumping a stock called Gold American Mining (SILA.ob).
Just a quick note to let you know that I have left the Northern Miner and moved to work with Marin Katusa at Casey Research. I will gradually be taking over Marin's energy newsletters.
I spent 3.5 great years with the Miner and very much enjoyed meeting, traveling, and working with you all. I hope we continue to cross paths in the future!
My new email is gwen AT caseyresearch.com. My phone is 77X XXXXXXX 3.
- One of the most influential, highest rated and prime time TV news programs called CM&, yesterday night dedicated more than 5 minutes talking of the Paramo of Santurán, which is located in Angostura state of Santander, and the headline was “The country is in danger of one of the worst environmental misfortunes” due to the possible licenses to Greystar to explode and extract gold in a open pit mine. A detailed explanation of the death of several animals which are in danger of going extinct and of the contamination of potable water for the city of Bucaramanga and 20 other municipalities was provided. I can only say that the possibilities of Greystar now doing an open pit in that area is cero to none, as if they obtain the licenses all the NGOs will put the Santos administration against the wall!!!
Message to Can of Corn's Nicholas CampbellSoup: You wrong, dude. Bad call.
Jan 19, 2011
Bolivia to receive combat aircraft from China
LA PAZ - BOLIVIA is set to receive six Chinese-made combat aircraft to be used to fight drug trafficking, the head of the Bolivian Air Force said on Tuesday.
General Tito Gandarilla, the Air Force commander, told local journalists that the K-8 Karakorum jets are scheduled to be delivered in April, at a cost of US$58 million (S$74.5 million).
The aircraft, bought through a loan from China, will be the first of their kind for Bolivia, which currently has only training and freight aircraft.
Gen Gandarilla explained that the jets 'have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years' and have the ability to intercept illegal crafts that 'in Bolivian airspace without authorisation'. The aircraft will be used mainly around Cochabamba in central Bolivia, where there is heavy production of coca plants used to make cocaine.
The Bolivian government also plans CONTINUES
*oh....not where you are? Oh, that's a pity.
Things should be getting back to normal round these parts tomorrow, so until then just sing this one amongst yourselves.
I've just found myself hitting repeat many times on this track the last 48 hours. The video is wonderful, too. Hope you enjoy it.
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MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2011) - Malaga Inc. (TSX:MLG - News) is pleased to announce a record production of 71 996 MTU(1) in 2010 at the Pasto Bueno tungsten mine in Peru, an increase of 13.6% compared with 2009. This increase stems from the expansion project that Malaga undertook in 2009 which delivered increased production capacity.
It isn't about being expert on rocks, geology, metallurgy, grades, strip rates, mining operations and all those type of things.
Y'see, by some weird coincidence, every time "Lucky Pierre" is invited on the King World News talkshow he mentions Olivut Resources (OLV.v), a junior exploration company that has a very significant percentage of its shares held by....wait for it.....roll on the drums....yes you've guessed already haven't you...Pierre Lassonde!
1) Toledo is clearly the frontrunner and the consistency of his numbers is noteworthy.Oh yeah, nearly forgot. Here's a combination of 1) dullard journalist asking the samo-samo questions to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski about kinda dubious links his alliance party has to dubious narcopeople in the shadows of country politics and 2) PPK's famously short fuse. You don't need to understand the question as the answer is what counts (and it comes in international-speak). Twenty-seven seconds of campaign fun.
2) It's between Keiko and Castañeda for the second spot in the run-off. This depends on how much Luis implodes rather than a new-found love for Keiko amongst undecided, as in Peru it's love or hate as regards the name Fujimori
3) Ollanta isn't getting into the fray. FWIW I caught a showing of a rally of his on TV late last night. He's not a very good public speaker.
4) PPK is liked by people who make decisions and not by people that vote, so you see him getting lots of airtime and you see what-passes-for-highbrow columnists in Peruvian media making nice sounds about the guy. Meanwhile in the polls he's getting nowhere.
5) APRA has really screwed its own roost and watching the Araoz campaign is akin to rubbernecking a car crash.