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Nasdaq Blames Trading Halt On Connectivity Issue

Nasdaq Blames Trading Halt On Connectivity Issue

Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 01:18:52 in Business

“Traded with an individual electronic serial number for each share to address FTDs and other Fraud. Holding for an actual hour would also help.”
Nasdaq Blames Trading Halt On Connectivity Issue

Nasdaq Blames Trading Halt On Connectivity Issue

Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 01:15:24 in Business

“Internally, Nasdaq officials say their technicians should have been able to manage the connectivity problems and avoid the halt that widely disrupted U.S. stock trading Thursday, the people said.

NYSE Arca's connection to the data feed Thursday morning Eastern time was temporarily intermittent, according to the people familiar with internal Nasdaq discussions. Arca in the morning reported to the market problems processing order messages, but then said the issues were resolved.

But inside Nasdaq, executives pointed to those issues as triggering software and hardware problems on the data feed Nasdaq operates, according to people familiar with the discussions.

It couldn't be determined what specific hardware and software issues were caused by connectivity problems with a single exchange, which shouldn't have brought down so key a system used by market-wide.

Now, we hope that the actual instrument of implementing the "glitch" and the connectivity issue, namely AAPL stock, is uncovered just as fast. We also hope this AAPL-mediated cascade was of benign origin, because the last thing mom and pop investor will want to know is that the world's largest tech company can also be used as a weapon of exchange destruction.

Finally, since there was someone behind NYSE Arca sending out the locked bid and ask in AAPL, we also hope to get an answer to the final question: who.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-22/blame-game-begins-nasdaq-accuses-nyse-arca-casuing-glitch

dwneastchk on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:23:47

“Icahn...”
Erica Parsons Missing: Age-Progressed Photo Of North Carolina Teen Released

Erica Parsons Missing: Age-Progressed Photo Of North Carolina Teen Released

Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 01:10:04 in Crime

“Missed the picture at the top of the article?”

geauxangel on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:03:48

“What am I missing?”
Arkansas Christian Academy Arms Staff, Posts Gun Warning

Arkansas Christian Academy Arms Staff, Posts Gun Warning

Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 01:02:07 in Politics

“For The Children my money is on Old Testament with an Eye For an Eye or Righteous Wrath of God.”

uhmmmHummm on Aug 23, 2013 at 03:02:12

“no no you are not going to claim how God would handle it and if you are going back to the old testiment there is no cherry picking parts that you like, so if you are a so called christian I'd stick to the new testiment because that is where he came into it....maybe read the good book and let the spirit help you find the Righteoussness you seek”
Arkansas Christian Academy Arms Staff, Posts Gun Warning

Arkansas Christian Academy Arms Staff, Posts Gun Warning

Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 00:55:18 in Politics

“Do you think this sign could deter a potential shooter? All things being equal, Yes if the other school is a "Gun Free Zone".”

bradfromearth on Aug 23, 2013 at 01:13:21

“Bingo! You win the prize! They are looking for victims not shootouts.”
Erica Parsons Missing: Age-Progressed Photo Of North Carolina Teen Released

Erica Parsons Missing: Age-Progressed Photo Of North Carolina Teen Released

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 18:09:42 in Crime

“Meet "BOSS": The Department Of Homeland Security's Facial Scanning Program

WASHINGTON — The federal government is making progress on developing a surveillance system that would pair computers with video cameras to scan crowds and automatically identify people by their faces, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with researchers working on the project.

The Department of Homeland Security tested a crowd-scanning project called the Biometric Optical Surveillance System — or BOSS — last fall after two years of government-financed development.

Although the system is not ready for use, researchers say they are making significant advances. That alarms privacy advocates, who say that now is the time for the government to establish oversight rules and limits on how it will someday be used.

The automated matching of close-up photographs has improved greatly in recent years, and companies like Facebook have experimented with it using still pictures.

But in 2010, the effort was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security to be developed for use instead by the police in the United States.

Significant progress is already being made in automated face recognition using photographs taken under ideal conditions, like passport pictures and mug shots. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is spending $1 billion to roll out a Next Generation Identification system that will provide a national mug shot database to help local police departments verify identities.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-22/meet-boss-department-homeland-securitys-facial-scanning-program

Christina Coad on Aug 24, 2013 at 21:54:25

“Wow. I'm not generally one of the paranoid tin foil hat crowd, in fact I make fun of them, but this is extremely creepy. I just really don't like that.”

Huff reader2011 on Aug 22, 2013 at 20:11:49

“What does this have to do with the article?”
James Edwards Tweets: Teen Charged In Murder Accused Of Sending Racist Messages

James Edwards Tweets: Teen Charged In Murder Accused Of Sending Racist Messages

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 15:04:02 in Crime

“Freedom of Speech including offensive is cool until you act on some of it like this case evidence of a Hate Crime.”
City To Exile It Homeless Population

City To Exile It Homeless Population

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 14:15:46 in Business

City To Exile It Homeless Population

City To Exile It Homeless Population

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 14:09:47 in Business

“Then we have California:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/25/1204750/-A-Homeless-Bill-of-Rights-for-California#

San Francisco and other municipalities in California currently have so called "sit and lie" ordinances which prohibit homeless people from various activities such as (oddly enough) sitting or lying on a public sidewalk (but for which a tourist or person dressed in business attire would never be harassed for doing by law enforcement).”
FBI Is Looking Into Possible Criminal Charges Against Individuals At JPMorgan: Report

FBI Is Looking Into Possible Criminal Charges Against Individuals At JPMorgan: Report

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 13:08:24 in Business

“No Actual Criminal Charges Filed.

Corzine, Goldman Sachs and the other TBTF Banks should be charged and prosecuted for their ongoing Criminal Frauds.”
Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 13:57:35 in Politics

“I Disagree The Second Amendment acknowledges your Right and is supposed to be difficult to change. Other Legislation is an unconstituional attempt to limit your Rights. Registration often precedes Confiscation by a decade or two.

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?singlepost=3109432

170 million people have been slaughtered by tyrants in the 20th century alone outside of direct wartime combat. Arguably the most-outrageous in terms of the percentage of the population murdered per unit of time was the 1994 slaughter in Rwanda where 20% of the population, some 800,000 people, were shoved in the hole in 100 days.”

chainsawd2 on Aug 21, 2013 at 18:14:57

“OK Mike - I understand what you are saying but if I want to "legally" carry a concealed weapon in my state I must have a conceal carry permit, I had to go through a background check to purchase the firearm, (s).

These are the laws and if I am not in compliance, I am subject to arrest and there is NO argument about that.

You can say any other legislation is unconstitutional all day long but the reality is those 2nd amendment rights you mention are again being challenged by the current administration and our AG.”
Michael Brandon Hill, Georgia School Shooting Suspect, Made Clerk Contact WSB-TV For Reporters

Michael Brandon Hill, Georgia School Shooting Suspect, Made Clerk Contact WSB-TV For Reporters

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 13:34:30 in Crime

“Lot of holes in this story. He is a Convicted Felon in a bad economy so job prospects are bleak. Death by Cop or back in prison where he has a roof over his head, food and clothing for free normally with extra status for being a cop killer. Supposedly he had more than one firearm. I

nvestigators said Hill will be charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a "Convicted Felon
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Convicted Felon has a Military Grade Assault Weapon identified as an AK-47 but only charged with a single charge Illegal Possession of a Firearm.

Not charged with "Attempted Murder" of a Police Officer just Aggravated Assault so he was firing blanks or making noise.

War On Terror allows him to be charged with Terroristic Threats.”
James Francis Edwards, Chancey Allen Luna Identifed As Suspects In Christopher Lane Shooting Death

James Francis Edwards, Chancey Allen Luna Identifed As Suspects In Christopher Lane Shooting Death

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 13:14:01 in Crime

“Video camera. Victim was declared dead an hour after he was shot despite CPR and paramedics. Yes. Probably they are Minors. One Confessed.”
Michael Brandon Hill, Georgia School Shooting Suspect, Made Clerk Contact WSB-TV For Reporters

Michael Brandon Hill, Georgia School Shooting Suspect, Made Clerk Contact WSB-TV For Reporters

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 13:04:17 in Crime

“Convicted Felon with a "Military Grade Selective Fire Weapon" since police said it is an AK-47 Assault Rifle. This is not a firearm you purchase at your local sporting goods store so it is interesting he is only being charged with possession of a firearm like it was. When all is said and done he did not kill or physically injure a single person while the Media hypes the story for the anti gun crowd.

Tough economy for a convicted felon. He would have had more status back in prison if he had killed a cop with room, board and clothing.
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"She said he wanted us to start filming as police die," LeCroy recalled in an on-air interview. "He also [wanted] police officers to back up."

Hill was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after Tuesday's shooting. He's accused of firing on officers with an AK-47 assault rifle. So far, police have not released a motive.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AK-47

rwa1949 on Aug 21, 2013 at 14:09:39

“I went to wikipedia and looked at what they say, but I don't think that military AK-47 had a selective switch, I thought they were full auto only. maybe someone who has actually handled a military AK-47 can give some straight scoop.”
James Francis Edwards, Chancey Allen Luna Identifed As Suspects In Christopher Lane Shooting Death

James Francis Edwards, Chancey Allen Luna Identifed As Suspects In Christopher Lane Shooting Death

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 12:20:30 in Crime

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/man-who-dobbed-in-suspects-accused-of-murdering-melbourne-baseball-player-chris-lane-says-his-son-was-next/story-fni0fiyv-1226700172461

Mr Johnson claimed that Edwards Jr had threatened the life of his own 17-year-old son Christopher on Facebook. His son was at home with his mother and sisters near the church when he received the death threat. "They threatened to kill my son because they are in a gang, the Crips, and were trying to get my son in it and I wouldn't let him do it.

"I told him he couldn't run with those boys. He's a little terrified."

Mr Johnson said the Crips, a predominantly African American street gang that began in Los Angeles in 1969 and had been in Duncan for the past few years.

He said the group consisted of teenagers who he called "wannabes."

"I've been living here all my life and we never had this, but in the past few years gangs from Lawton have been coming here," Johnson said of the Crips.”
Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 12:08:40 in Politics

“The child Danielle said Dooly tried to walk away.

http://tbo.com/news/crime/dooley-guilty-of-manslaughter-blames-racism-for-verdict-570610

Asked by his lawyer what happened next, Dooley sighed and didn't say anything.

"Was Mr. James shot?"

"Yes. … He released my neck, stood up on both knees. His left leg slid off my right knee over my kneecap. … He stood up and put his left hand over his chest and in his voice he said, "He shot me." And he was up for five, 10 seconds, and then he collapsed on top of me."

The shooting happened in front of James' then-8-year-old daughter, Danielle, who was called as a defense witness last week. The child said Dooley tried to walk away from the confrontation, and that her father was loud.”
Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 11:56:48 in Politics

“Registration is just another step on the road to confiscation.

Police have computerized license scanners and you probably carry a cell phone.”

chainsawd2 on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:59:48

“Agreed on the registration castlemike but do we really have a choice?

If we want to be legitimate and legal gun owners I'm willing to register my gun and have a permit to carry it.

If we don't, we are no better than the criminals that illegally obtain and use their weapons for criminal purposes.”
Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 11:54:25 in Politics

“You bought into the media hype not the reality. HP notes they are "Wannabes" in one article but leaves out the critical "Crips" in their coverage (HP uses the same Newswire and slants the story).

Here's another angel in Oklahoma:

Mr Johnson said the Crips, a predominantly African American street gang that began in Los Angeles in 1969 and had been in Duncan for the past few years. He said the group consisted of teenagers who he called "wannabes."

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/man-who-dobbed-in-suspects-accused-of-murdering-melbourne-baseball-player-chris-lane-says-his-son-was-next/story-fni0fiyv-1226700172461
Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 11:49:02 in Politics

“When was the last time you visited your relatives in Florida?”

no1gum on Aug 21, 2013 at 13:07:29

“At least 5 years.”
Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 11:23:51 in Politics

“That's the thing about those criminals they don't obey the law like the Convicted Felon at McNair Elementary School.”
Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Florida Lawmakers Reject 'Stand Your Ground' Special Session

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 11:20:20 in Politics

“No Australian Sun Herald has pictures of all three because it is a national front page story there for the anti gun zealots. NY Post is incorrect but you probably knew that.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/21/police-say-teen-shot-australian-student-in-oklahoma-for-fun-it/
Mike Huckabee, Jim Inhofe Give How-To On Denying Climate Change Without Any Concern For Facts

Mike Huckabee, Jim Inhofe Give How-To On Denying Climate Change Without Any Concern For Facts

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 11:01:13 in Politics

“I have No Cause other than I desire not to be Taxed by the government or charades like Carbon Credits because millions of believers have been indoctrinated into believing Global Cooling back in the 70s & 80s followed by Global Warming and Now Climate Change Agenda. What to many people fail to remember about "Peer Reviewed" science is that is their livlihood. The majority of those scientists have a personal, immediate, vested inerest in supporting themseves. There is a lot more money available to support the theory vice disproving it. Follow the money.

This year we have unusually cool weather and a mild hurricane season.

No you believers need to address the "Holes" in your theories.

99% of the people used to "believe" the world was flat, that did not make it so.

My science is historical records from that period little things like England a Wine Producing Nation competing with France. Iceland and Greeenland farming communities further backe up by hard science.”

elblanc0 on Aug 21, 2013 at 14:43:29

“Now you just sound religious. You have no alternate theory or cause, but the current theory that basically all of the world's scientists agree with is false because your RNC preachers say it is.
Your talking points are so stale. The 70s consensus on global cooling? False:
A study by Thomas Peterson of the National Climatic Data Center found that:
"There was no scientific consensus in the 1970s that the Earth was headed into an imminent ice age.
A review of the literature suggests that, to the contrary, greenhouse warming even then dominated scientists' thinking about the most important forces shaping Earth's climate on human time scales."
Cool year you say? Wrong. A new report from the National Ice Core Lab found that global temperatures are the highest in 4,000 years. 
Ancients believed the earth is flat? Myth. According to Stephen Jay Gould, "there never was a period of 'flat earth darkness' among scholars. Even the ancient Greeks knew we lived on a sphere.
Your entire opinion on this matter is based on your conspiratorial mistrust of science and not facts. Well, trust yourself and look into it so you can stop spouting off things just aren't true. ”
Mike Huckabee, Jim Inhofe Give How-To On Denying Climate Change Without Any Concern For Facts

Mike Huckabee, Jim Inhofe Give How-To On Denying Climate Change Without Any Concern For Facts

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 17:54:48 in Politics

“Still 10% below the historical peak over the last 5 Million years but pack to my post and tempature:

Now using the scientific method expanding the time line another 1,000 years into the past you find there was a WARMER period than now without industrialized humans.

Warmer measured in degrees nothing regarding CO2 in my post which is the problem with you believers when faced with an inconvenient fact you ignore them or go off on tangents..”

elblanc0 on Aug 20, 2013 at 18:07:39

“Oh, but then you have to account for your mystery cause because, again had you bothered to do any actual research, that warming trend was due to small shifts in the earth's orbit that are not in effect today. So what is the cause if not from human cause, as 97% of all scientists agree that it is? Where is your science that the warming is natural? What natural event is to blame? Exactly.”
Mike Huckabee, Jim Inhofe Give How-To On Denying Climate Change Without Any Concern For Facts

Mike Huckabee, Jim Inhofe Give How-To On Denying Climate Change Without Any Concern For Facts

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 17:45:07 in Politics

“It is "Belief" when you choose to ignore inconvenient science which discredits the holes in your Belief System.”
Goldman Sachs Could Lose Up To $100 Million On Erroneous Trades: Report

Goldman Sachs Could Lose Up To $100 Million On Erroneous Trades: Report

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 17:40:46 in Business

“GS loses money so the exchange decides to bust the trades.

WSJ:

Goldman Issues Mistaken Options Orders, Roiling Prices
Trades Likely to Be Busted; Latest in Technological Mishaps Facing Markets”
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