Federal Appeals Court Deems Voter Mandated Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

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The Wall Street Journal has reported that, "a federal appeals court has ruled that California's voter-mandated ban on gay marriages was unconstitutional, in a closely-watched case that could eventually lead the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. In a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said …

eHeziFederal Appeals Court Deems Voter Mandated Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

U.S. Senate Passes Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 2, 2012 — The Wall Street Journal has divulged that the U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved passage of the legislation known as “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act,” a/k/a/ the “Stock Act” by a 96-3 vote margin after years of delay. The legislation goes toward banning lawmakers from trading stocks based upon insider information. The bill …

eHeziU.S. Senate Passes Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act

Trend Alert: Nostradamus, “Occupy” This!

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KINGSTON, NY — The passage below is not from a recent New York Times or Wall Street Journal reporting on “Occupy Wall Street” – it was written in 1995 by Gerald Celente. In Celente’s best-selling book Trends 2000 (Warner Books,1997), he predicted a watershed event that lay a decade and a half in the future: “They flooded the streets. Day …

eHeziTrend Alert: Nostradamus, “Occupy” This!

Current Commentary: Corzine Gets Into Another Wreck By LARRY M. ELKIN

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Europe’s debt crisis is being blamed for MF Global Holdings Ltd.’s bankruptcy filing yesterday, but the real culprit is hubris – specifically, Jon Corzine’s hubris. Bad things tend to happen in the vicinity of Corzine, a former New Jersey governor who became MF Global’s chief executive in March 2010. He sharply increased the company’s exposure to risk with a big …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: Corzine Gets Into Another Wreck By LARRY M. ELKIN

Forest City Ratner Commercial Loan Sold to Blackstone and Wells Fargo

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YONKERS, NY — The Wall Street Journal today reported that the “Blackstone Group LP and Wells Fargo & Co. reached a deal with Allied Irish Banks PLC to buy a pool of about $600 million in U.S. commercial-property loans.” The two firms are buying the loans which are comprised of “a mix of hotels, office buildings and retail properties in …

eHeziForest City Ratner Commercial Loan Sold to Blackstone and Wells Fargo

Ed Koch Commentary: Leaks and More Leaks By ED KOCH

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Last year, Thomas A. Drake, a former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA), was originally charged with a felony under the Espionage Act, a crime subject to a penalty of 35 years.  His defense, in effect, was that he was a whistleblower.  Recently, Drake was given a plea agreement of a misdemeanor with an agreement by the prosecution that …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Leaks and More Leaks By ED KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary – Musings: Daniel Pearl; Bloomberg’s State of the City Address; White House State Dinner Feting Hu Jintao By Ed Koch

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On January 21, The New York Times, the newspaper of record, recalled the killing of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists nine years ago.  With video cameras running, the terrorists slit Daniel Pearl's throat and displayed his severed head like a trophy.  The Times reported, “More than a dozen of the militants [why …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary – Musings: Daniel Pearl; Bloomberg’s State of the City Address; White House State Dinner Feting Hu Jintao By Ed Koch

Gerald Celente’s Trend Alert: Market Self-Deception Continues on the Flimsiest of Excuses BY Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

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Kingston, NY, September 9, 2010 — A statistically meaningless increase in August private sector jobs data “eased recession concerns,” Bloomberg reported on September 3.  Private sector jobs gains came in 27,000 above the consensus forecast of 40,000. We see the touted jobs gain as nothing but statistical noise.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) 95 percent confidence interval in reporting …

eHeziGerald Celente’s Trend Alert: Market Self-Deception Continues on the Flimsiest of Excuses BY Dr. Paul Craig Roberts