Monday, August 6, 2012

Explosions, huge chemical fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond CA

I watched this happen live today on TV at about quarter to 7pm, then went outside to see it for myself.  This is the worst refinery emergency anyone here can remember.  Pray for those in the East Bay who are now ordered to shelter in place.  These are harmful volatile organics burning.

Things about this that make me go hmmm:  The explosions started happening around 18:40 and fire continues now that it is dark, so the smoke plume cannot be tracked as it travels through the night.  People are calling in to local radio stations reporting they have had no warnings, and the air is sooty and bad smelling, their lungs sting, and some are having trouble breathing.  Their eyes and mouths sting, their breath is being sucked out of their lungs.  And NO WARNINGS are being given.  As far as I can tell only the most immediate areas of Richmond and San Pablo have been ordered to shelter in place.  Berkeley, Albany, and Oakland residents can now smell and feel the effects of the smoke and are continuing to report they have had no warnings.  If they are not tuned into the news on TV then people have no idea what is going on.

Emergency rooms in Richmond and San Pablo are now jammed with people complaining of breathing problems.  Some have passed out.  BART and bus services have stopped in the Richmond and San Pablo areas, and in some Berkeley areas.  The toll booths of the Richmond bridge are vacant.

Chevron now says it is a diesel fuel fire, where a diesel fuel leak came into contact with something hot enough to ignite it.

Chevron's Richmond refinery, the largest refinery in California, is under a Level 3 Hazardous Material extreme immediate warning with local authorities advising local citizens to "to shelter in place, go inside, close all windows and doors, turn off all heaters, air conditioners and fans. If not using the fireplace, close fireplace dampers and vents, and cover cracks around doors and windows with tape or damped towels." As KTVU2 comments, it appears massive and out of control currently. 

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Syrian Prime Minister sacked as "rebels" bomb Damascus TV building 

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wisconsin: another MK assasin activated?

Police: 7 dead in Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting

Microchip-Laden Drugs Given FDA Approval

Outcry as Walmart OK's Monsanto GM Corn

Undead: The Rabies Virus Remains a Medical Mystery

Science fiction’s 2012

An Ebola roundup

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Israel upgrades Arrow missile defense system

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Wartime tasks split: America to attack Iran's missiles - Israel will attack Syria and Hezbollah 

Massacres in Aleppo 

New MIT study: Many Americans die with 'virtually no financial assets' 


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ebola - yet another lab-created viral component of MK-NAOMI?

Filoviruses | CDC Special Pathogens Branch

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Rewriting the history of pandemic swine flu (to justify vaccine policies?)

Wall Street traders are expert thiefs!

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Iran tests short-range missile with new highly accurate guidance system

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Collapsing the Facebook myth

Fans of  Please be aware I now call it as the site appears clearly now to have been recently taken over under new Edomite leadership, shunning criticism of GS and JPM meanwhile promoting the folly of this Biderman chap who announced a long position on FB prior to the IPO meanwhile estimating it to reach 85 shortly after opening - this on a day where today it trades below 20 for the first time ever.  Additionally ZH seems to be highly censoring its chat from anyone speaking any truth about the Edomite bloodline.  This all fits perfectly into an agenda of "controlled opposition".  From now on folks, my advice is to take their posts with a grain of salt.

The following is reprinted from;

Facebook cannot survive on mobile despite others' best wishes

Facebook (FB) has hit new lows after missing guidance last week. Zynga (ZNGA) is in a similar position.

Some authors on this site seem to think that Facebook can monetize mobile interactions:

Mobile monetization is a challenge that Facebook will probably overcome, in time

Many people, including self-proclaimed bearish analyst Charles Biderman of TrimTabs, lauded Facebook:

For disclosure reasons I plan to buy Facebook either the day of or the day after the IPO and keep it for the long term. In my opinion, Facebook has greater long-term growth potential than Google(GOOG), LinkedIn(LNKD), or any other social media play. Yes, Facebook has yet to figure out how to monetize iPhone(AAPL) usage, but they will.

It's clear that the idea of mobile monetization underpins many people's investment theses. But can they monetize?

There are a few ways in which mobile ads can be rendered:

1) as a small banner ad akin to iAd: Apple can reject them as per their guidelines

2) using location information to show messages: Apple added terms in 2010 to prevent that

3) sponsored stories: Thanks to a settlement, sponsored stories are opt-out.

The Facebook model monetizes eyeballs and time spent on the site. However, mobile usage is much different from PC usage. Notifications and other mechanisms make the mobile experience task based (you receive a Facebook message, see it, and reply) moreso than perambulation (iPhone screen is pretty small and you can't really read too many comments or posts at once).

A mobile ad strategy has to figure out how to present ads at the right time, which is a much different strategy from plastering ads on a website. Facebook is not positioned, as of yet, to take advantage of that. You don't turn to Facebook when you want to find a restaurant; you turn to Yelp or Urban Spoon or Google Maps to find a restaurant. The aforementioned apps are much better positioned to integrate advertisements compared to Facebook.

Facebook is not well-positioned to win this space, mainly because they are not positioned to monetize short interactions with the service.

But let's take a peek at certain comments in the recent conference call:

For experience -- for example, if I like a restaurant, then my friends might see that I like that place, and that's likely a more convincing ad than anything the restaurant would produce on its own. That's an example of aligning social activity in ads.

This argument makes sense if people see the ad for the restaurant at a relevant time, namely when they are hungry. That's not the case here.

Real-time bidding is a standard industry practice to help advertisers reach the right customer at the right time

The "right time" to reach a customer is when he or she is about to make a critical decision. In my personal experience, people don't go to Facebook and ask their friends about what to eat for lunch. These stats are relatively easy to generate (not a particularly difficult NLP problem).

better demonstrate the effectiveness of ad spend on Facebook.

Recent case studies (original link was removed) have raised questions about Facebook's numbers and flow: "The 80% of clicks we were paying for were from bots" The glut of inaction (this is not an isolated incident) suggests their platform is still too immature to invest large sums of ad money.

Electronic Arts ... Barclaycard ... Wooga

They give three examples, two for online games and one for a credit card. In Barclaycard case they look at effectiveness relative to other online platforms, without giving hard revenue numbers. Even the EA example is suspect: reading through the EA conference call, the reference to the 440% ROI number is "Yes, Facebook is making navigation and discovery of new games a little bit easier. " It certainly didn't seem significant enough for EA to expound on the point during the conference call. The claims are suspect at best

Over 11 million businesses already have pages on Facebook. Over 7 million of these pages are actively used each and every month. In addition, hundreds of thousands of small businesses advertise with us.

The uptake seems very anemic, especially considering that they recently gave $50 in advertising credits to each of about 200K small businesses. There isn't enough information to discern how many of those businesses actually committed real money into the ad campaigns, so claims about local business ads are suspect.

There will be a new set of apps that do figure out how to facilitate real-life social interaction, and those are well positioned to present ads (the app you use to schedule a movie with friends, for example, will be the app that movie theatres and production studios will want to advertise with), but to take advantage of that Facebook has to step away from the current ad paradigm. And there's no evidence to suggest that Facebook management appreciate that point or plan on making progress.

Recommendation: short FB. Or at least don't try to knife catch FB. And please take every number with a pinch of salt and compare the stories to your personal experience. I've yet to see a single ad on FB.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a short position in FB over the next 72 hours.

Additional disclosure: I shorted at 31 and covered at $21 today. I may re-short if there is a significant pop


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Israel: Temple Mount War moves begin as Iran War nears 

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The edospiracy continues

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