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Somali Pirates Drown with $3 Million Ransom

Crime Does Pay for Somali Pirates this time receiving $3 Million Ransom by Parachute while aboard the Sirius Star a SuperTanker of Saudi Aramco Six of the 14 Somali Pirates Paid with their Life when their getaway small ship capsized

Crime Does Pay for Somali Pirates this time receiving $3 Million Ransom by Parachute while aboard the Sirius Star a SuperTanker of Saudi Aramco Six of the 14 Somali Pirates Paid with their Life when their getaway small ship capsized

Crime Pays for Somali Pirates. After a two month stand-off in the Gulf of Aden aboard Saudi Aramco’s Supertanker “Sirius Star” the Pirates of Somalia received a $3 Million USD Ransom Payment by Parachute.

Five of Thirteen Pirates Drowned and Died with their share of the Ransom when their small boat Capsized Fleeing the scene. The others reached shore after swimming for several hours.

The Sirius Star Supertanker owned by  oil giant Saudi Aramco – was seized off the east African coast on November 15 2008. It was the Somali Pirates largest catch to date – with a Cargo of 2 Million Barrels of Crude Oil at the time Valued at USD $100 million – now worth closer to $80 Million.

The crew of the Sirius Star was Safe and the Supertanker has left Somali territorial waters and is headed to Dammam , Saudi Arabia along with it’s Cargo of Two Million Barrels of Crude Oil.

The problem has been out of control with more than 100 ships being attacked off the Horn of Africa in 2008.

The Sirius Star’s release came as the US Fifth Fleet announced that a task force targeting piracy would be launching in late January. Nato and the European Union already have warships in the Gulf and the Chinese Navy has said it will assist.

“We don’t consider ourselves sea bandits – they are those who illegally fish in our seas and dump nuclear waste in our seas and carry weapons of war in our seas. We are simply patrolling our seas. Think of us like a coast guard.” – Somali Pirate   “Hostages don’t do the trick anymore – you can’t use them for Bargaining – since People don’t matter in this outrageous society  – only Commodities do.”

Given all the other people involved in the piracy industry, including those who feed the hostages, it has become a mainstay of the Puntland economy . The town is a safe-haven where very little is done to stop the pirates.

The coastal region of Puntland is booming. Fancy houses are being built – expensive cars are being bought. When the president of Puntland – Adde Musa was asked about the reported wealth of pirates and their associates – he said: ” It’s more than true “.

In southern Somalia , kidnappings against aid workers has increased.  Foreign aid is a major source of income for warlords and bandits, and these fellows are being more aggressive going after it. The UN has European warships to escort the aid ships ( carrying food for the third of Somalis who are in danger of starving to death ) but once the supplies are ashore – the aid groups must try and bribe the local gunmen to get the food to the starving Somalis. That is becoming increasingly expensive  and donors don’t like seeing so much of their money going to bandits – rather than starving women and children.

The Somali Pirates are just as much a part of the Capitalist racket as the rest of the Gangsters. Somali piracy is no longer a minor problem – it threatens the global economy.

 

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Wanna Make 40 Percent Interest Tomorrow

40% ROI Steelers MoneyLine ML -250 Sunday Jan 11 You're Welcome
40% ROI Steelers MoneyLine ML -250 Sunday Jan 11 You’re Welcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll take my chances again on a Steelers ML -250 , in other words , they just have to win the game Outright and You make 40% ROI on your Money. A Solid Investment in This Economy.

 

Lot of Positives in Pittsburgh’s Favor. They will be playing in Their House , in the Snow , rested and reasonably healthy.
Chargers have to travel cross country after a hard fought OT win last week on west coast. ” LT ” – star RB Tomlinson Doubtful. Two OL starters banged up and facing the Steelers #1 Ranked DEFENSE.
I like my chances – worth a play at Making 40% Interest.
Offense Gets the Glory – Defense Wins the Game in the NFL.
MAKE MONEY – BE HAPPY

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FU Florida University of Tebow Win BCS Title Game

QB Tim Tebow Led University of Florida to Victory in the BCS Title Game beating Oklahoma Without a Playoff format they were automatically awarded #1 Utah USC and Texas all want a 4 Team Playoffs Winner Take All

QB Tim Tebow Led University of Florida to Victory in the BCS Title Game beating Oklahoma Without a Playoff format they were automatically awarded #1 Utah USC and Texas all want a 4 Team Playoffs Winner Take All

Tim Tebow QB and Field General led the University of Florida Gators [ University of Tebow ] to a Big Win in the BCS Title Game. I give the MVP award to the Florida DEFENSE.

OFFENSE GETS THE GLORY – DEFENSE WINS THE GAME.

Hats Off to the Florida Gators and Urban Meyer – they are Deserving Champions – but has it ever been More Obvious: NCAA Football needs a Four Team Playoff ? 

Florida – USC – Texas – Utah all have Legitimate Claims to #1 , Otherwise. The first 3 teams had 1 loss each to an Unranked Team. While Utah had NO LOSSES in a non-major conference.

Add in Oklahoma and Alabama who had 2 losses Total [ 1 coming in to the Bowls ]each but both losses to Top Ten Teams and you add to the frustration.

A Four Team Playoff : #1 Florida vs #4 Texas , #2 USC vs #3 Utah with both Winners Advancing to the TRUE Title Game – Now that would be a Win for Everyone : Fans , Players , NCAA , TV & Radio : More Money + More Excitement & Definite #1 = a Winner All-Around.

I and my paid clients cleaned up on the Total 1H Under. It’s been another tremendous season Investing in Football. To you Freebie Seekers I’ll Throw You a Bone for Sundays Jan 11 Pro Action. Steelers ML -250   That Translates to a 40% ROI. Infinitely Better than Treasurys , Infinitely Better than the S&P 500.

Make 40% Tomorrow Free and Clear with Steelers ML -250. You’re Welcome. It’s Fun when You Win All The Time.

Congratulations Florida Gator Defense , Offensive Line , Tim Tebow , Urban Meyer and staff. Nice Win.

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Time Warner TWX $25 Billion Non Cash Writeoff

Time Warner the New York based Media Giant is taking a $25 Billion Non Cash Writeoff on its Cable TV Publishing and AOL assets

Time Warner the New York based Media Giant is taking a $25 Billion Non Cash Writeoff on its Cable TV Publishing and AOL assets

Time Warner Inc [TWX] the New York City , NY based Media Giant will report its First annual Loss in Six Years after taking an Impairment Charge – writing down the value of its Time Warner Cable , Publishing and AOL Internet Assets by $25 Billion USD for Q4 of 2008.

The company last reported an annual net loss in 2002 – when it posted a Whopping $98 Billion Loss – at the time the Biggest in US history. The loss  was from the AOL Fiasco ,reflecting the declining value of AOL and the cable systems after America Online Inc. bought Time Warner Inc.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and Internationally. The Media Giant operates in five segments: AOL , Cable , Filmed Entertainment , Networks  and Publishing.

The AOL segment provides Online Advertising services on both the AOL Network and third-party Internet sites. The AOL Network is a network of Web brands and free client software and services for Internet consumers. AOL operates Internet Access subscription services in the United States.

The Cable segment offers Video, High-speed Data, and voice services over its broadband cable systems to residential and commercial customers. It sells national – regional – and local advertising time to various businesses. It provides analog and digital video services – Video on Demand , HDTV  high definition television services and set-top boxes equipped with DVR digital video recorders.

The Filmed Entertainment segment produces and distributes theatrical Motion Pictures , television shows and animation and other programming. It also distributes home video products – and licenses rights to its feature films , television programs and characters.

The Networks segment provides domestic and international networks and the multi-channel HBO and Cinemax pay television programming services.

The Publishing segment publishes magazines [ Time People  SI ]  and operates a range of Web sites [ CNN SI .com ] – as well as DM Direct Marketing and direct selling businesses. It publishes a diverse range of magazines on celebrities and lifestyle – fashion and beauty – life and home – body and soul – sports and business – news and events.

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Indias Enron Satyam Computers Raju $1 Billion Fraud

Satyam Computer shares plummet 78% as Raju falsifies $1 Billion of assets The books were Cooked for years This is Indias Enron and a Black Day for Corporate India

Satyam Computer shares plummet 78% as Raju falsifies $1 Billion of assets The books were Cooked for years This is Indias Enron and a Black Day for Corporate India

No Truth in this Satyam. Phony Corporate Hero Ramalinga Raju admitted to a Massive $1 Billion Fraud and resigned in Disgrace with Jail being his next stop.

The books were cooked for years at Satyam Computer Services Ltd. Shares of stock plummeted 78%.

This is India’s version of Enron and a black day for corporate India. The India Stock Exchange has taken Satyam [ which means TRUTH ] out of the Nifty Fifty Index.

Speaking of Black Days – Price Waterhouse Coopers India branch Certified the Company’s $1.03 Billion Cash when the Real amount was $78 Million.

Heads are going to roll. Satyam had stolen data and bribed bank officials. The fraud unravelled when Margin Calls forced large blocks of stock shares to be sold. Several Directors quit.

 

Raju , Satyam’s chairman , said he had inflated the balance sheet with non-existing cash and bank balances of 50.4 billion rupees or $1.04 Billion USD. ” I am now prepared to subject myself to the laws of the land and face consequences thereof ” Raju added.

“ What started as a marginal gap between actual operating profit and the one reflected in the books of accounts continued to grow over the years – It was like riding a tiger , not knowing how to get off without being eaten.”  – B. Ramalinga Raju

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German Billionaire Businessman Merckle Commits Suicide

German Billionaire Adolf Merckle once the 44th Richest Man in the World Killed Himself over Money Worries

German Billionaire Adolf Merckle once the 44th Richest Man in the World Killed Himself over Money Worries

German Billionaire Adolf Merckle is dead at 74 – the second Billionaire in ten days to kill himself over money worries. His Business Empire was Crumbling from the Global Financial Crisis and when he Gambled wrong by Shorting Volkswagen stock when Porsche was Buying a huge equity stake.

Merckle’s body was found near railway tracks in Blaubeuren near Ulm in southern Germany. He left behind a Suicide Note.

” The desperate situation of his companies caused by the financial crisis , the uncertainties of the last few weeks and his powerlessness to act , have broken the passionate family entrepreneur and he took his own life ”  – a family statement said.

Forbes estimated his worth at $9.2 Billion USD in 2008 – making him #94 on its list of the world’s richest. In 2007 he was #44 with over $12 Billion USD.

Mr. Merckle controlled a number of German companies including the Flagship Ratiopharm , Germany’s largest drug company , as well as cement maker HeidelbergCement and others.

Reports in Germany spoke of the Global Financial Crisis as Breaking Adolf Merckle. The Billionaire’s Business Empire stood on the brink of collapse as the Royal Bank of Scotland refused a bridge loan of 400 million euros to rescue him.

Merckle’s Depression was too deep – his losses too great to bear.

MONEY – That’s what I Want , that’s what I want , YEAH a whole Lotta Money – that’s what I want , A Lotta Money – That’s what I Want ” – The Beatles

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Al Franken Wins US State Senator by 225 Votes

Al Franken Wins as Minnesota State Senator by only 225 Votes 1,212,431 to 1,212,206

Al Franken Wins as Minnesota State Senator by only 225 Votes 1,212,431 to 1,212,206

  Democrat Al Franken has declared Victory  in the Minnesota State Senate Race 1,212,431 to 1,212,206 – a Margin of only 225 Votes!

The Victorious Franken said “ I am proud to stand before you as the next Senator from Minnesota – I’m ready to go to Washington and get to work as soon as possible.”

Americans have never backed away from challenges and Minnesotans have led the way.

Al Franken the Political Satirist and popular former Star of Saturday Night Live was fond of saying ” I’m Good Enough , I’m Smart Enough and gosh darn it – People Like Me ”

Way to Go , Al – All Things are Possible.

I’m Al Franken and I Approve This Message.

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How To Get Rich in 2009

How to Get Rich in Life – Make The Decision that You Want to Be Rich! Visualize the Rich Life you want to lead. Start studying Getting Rich – How To Get Rich. Model those who are already Rich. Get around them. Learn to Think like Them. Think , Act and Grow Rich.

Success begins with Taking 100% Personal Responsibility for your life. What the Mind Can Conceive and Believe it Can Achieve.

Get Rich in 2009. Health Wealth Happiness.

How to Get Rich in 2009 make the Decision that you want to be rich Visualize what your ideal lifestyle looks like

How to Get Rich in 2009 make the Decision that you want to be rich Visualize what your ideal lifestyle looks like

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New Years Eve Celebration Dec 31 2008

International New Years Celebrations and Fireworks.

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New Years 2008 Year in Review

2008 , the most memorable Year of the Decade and this Century.

Barack Obama 2008 New World Order

Barack Obama 2008 New World Order

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