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Friday, January 11, 2008

Neighborhood Councils rally behind LAPD

In order to raise community opposition to the Financial Disclosure Order, David Hernandez first addressed the Congress of Neighborhood Councils requesting they take the issue back to their Neighborhood Councils for discussion and a vote.

On January 9th, Hernandez addressed the Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council. He presented the Motion authored by Council members Jack Weiss and Janice Hahn. The motion which called for the City Council to asset jurisdiction over the action taken by the Board of Police Commissioners relative to the proposed Financial Disclosure program and Special Order. The Council voted to support Weiss’s motion and is preparing a letter to be present to the City Council.

The issue was presented to the North Hollywood North East Neighborhood on January 10th. After much discussion, the Council voted to support Council member Weiss’s motion. A letter of Support is also being drafted.

With the Motion going in front of the City Council on January 15th, Hernandez is reaching out to other groups for support of the motion.

Over the protests of Los Angeles Police Officers, The Los Angeles Police Protective League and residents of Los Angeles, the Police Commission voted to approve the Financial Disclosure Order.;

The Order would have required officers in the Gang and Narcotics Units of LAPD to under go stringent investigations into their finances, debts and business dealings. In addition it would require Spouses to submit to the investigation and any and all business relations as well.

The response from the Protective League was a stern caution, that this action would prompt officers in the Gang and Narcotic Units to transfer out of the details.

Hernandez as well as representative from other organizations will be in Council Chambers on January 15th to address the Council on the Motion.

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Good for David Hernandez leading the fight. What the police commission voted on was a sham. With John Mack on board what else is new. All the gang and narco officers wanted was the compromise that was agreed upon last year. No other law enforcement agency has their officers sign this. Look for Bitter Bernie to come out against anything LAPD. Its his fault the cops are going through this because of his RAMPART corruption scandal. Hey, thanks Bernie

January 11, 2008 5:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Amazing! I just approached the front gat to this blog where you demand "word verification" and the letters were "donqsux".. What sweet irony....

January 11, 2008 5:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The recent drop in homicides proves we need more cops and tougher sentencing against the low life mexican gangs.

The San Fernando Valley has seen a drop in gang crime because of increase federal and local police pressure. This is the only thing these moron low life gang members understand.

So yes we do need to support our police department and also reapel special order 40, and get illegal alien criminals off our streets.

We need thousands of INS/ICE agents working here in Los Angeles and we will see a dramatic drop in crime and save millions of dollars wasted on the kids of illegal aliens.

January 11, 2008 6:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just so you can refresh you memory.

From LATimes 12/93:

"...Sobel said the Valley Hilton theft was only the tip of the corruption inside the narcotics bureau. There was widespread money-skimming among drug deputies, he said, and it had been going on for some time. Over the years, Sobel himself had received as much as $150,000 in stolen cash as his portion of skimmed drug money. And the corruption extended beyond thefts into other misconduct, he said. Beyond Majors Two to other narcotics units...

Millions of dollars were stolen. Nineteen narcotics deputies were convicted. And the image of the nation's largest sheriff's department was shattered during a drug money-skimming scandal...."

It's called "Breach of Trust."

Dumbass.

January 11, 2008 6:54 PM  

Blogger Don Culo said:

We all know how the pinche cops are corrupt, just look at Sheriff Carona of Orange County.

The majority of mexicans in california jails are innocent victims of the gavcahos, republicans and a corrupt LAPD police department

I rememer back in the day, me and the EME carnales were always harrased by the LAPD.


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/archive/copsgobad.html


Original Air Date: October 16, 1990
Produced by Charles C. Stuart and Marcia Vivancos
Written by Charles C. Stuart

REPORTER:
In Los Angeles today, federal prosecutors introduced this videotape. It is evidence, they say, of cops stealing drug money. Seven sheriffs deputies are now on trial in Los Angeles, charged with stealing $1.4 million in drug money. More than 30 narcotics officers here have been implicated in the largest current police corruption scandal in the country

January 11, 2008 7:37 PM  

Blogger Don Culo said:

Pinche Corrupt Cops

January 11, 2008 7:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DON CULO =S TYPICAL WETBACK!! GO BACK TO WERE YOU CAME FROM AND BY THE THE LOOKS OF THAT CORRUPT FLAG YOU HAVE YOUR FROM T.J. YOU LOWLIFE. AND IF I EVER SEE YOU OUT IN THE STREETS, YOU CAN SAY HI TO MY LITTLE FRIEND.

January 11, 2008 8:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:54: But the point is, no one, not even Mack and the Police Commission, are claiming that the disclosure rule would prevent any cops from going crooked. They know the rules wouldn't mean anything. Because any really crooked cops would be laundering their money and not putting them in their or their parents' accounts reportable to IRS.

It's just so Mack could feel he's doing something. At a loss of one cop at the cost of at least 300.000 per cop (their annual salary with benefits/ pension plans times 3, the min. time it takes to get street-smart), if even 100 retire or choose desk duty, how much money is that? Thirty million? They're estimating 5 times that, 150 MIL?

Plus they're having trouble enough recruiting with the way cops are being dumped on, and everyone from ACLU ambulance chasers over May Day MEllee to Bitter Bernie trying to swipe the trash fee and busting down their 3-10 work week, aren't helping.

At a time when we're being told we'll be lucky not to lose more cops if Prop S doesn't go through.
(Yeah, the tax "decrease" probably should have been worded more openly and the Budget Committee -- BErnie again -- should have balanced the budget from the beginning of the year, not made desperate moves at the end. But here we are.

So the disclosure rule could only cost us lots of cops and money and not prevent one single crooked cop.

January 11, 2008 8:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey don culo
it is time to deport your ass out of here.
this is america not mexico NUMNUTS!

January 11, 2008 8:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Culo is probably a wetback who is so uneducated he doesn't know the difference between city and county cops. And the other moron poster 1993 was under another Chief not Bratton. I love these idiots who bitch about cops even gang bangers yet when one of them becomes a victim of a crime or even shot the first people they call are the cops. Idiots!!!! Go back to Mexico and see how you're treated there by the cops

January 11, 2008 8:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We all know how the pinche cops are corrupt, just look at Sheriff Carona of Orange County.

The majority of mexicans in california jails are innocent victims of the gavcahos, republicans and a corrupt LAPD police department

I rememer back in the day, me and the EME carnales were always harrased by the LAPD.


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/archive/copsgobad.html


Original Air Date: October 16, 1990
Produced by Charles C. Stuart and Marcia Vivancos
Written by Charles C. Stuart

REPORTER:
In Los Angeles today, federal prosecutors introduced this videotape. It is evidence, they say, of cops stealing drug money. Seven sheriffs deputies are now on trial in Los Angeles, charged with stealing $1.4 million in drug money. More than 30 narcotics officers here have been implicated in the largest current police corruption scandal in the country

January 11, 2008 9:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We all know how the pinche wetback mexicans are all trouble makers deport them all back to the lowlife of mexico.

January 11, 2008 9:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

an angry psycho anonymouse aka don culo lashes out!
hide the cheese louise!

January 11, 2008 9:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hernandez has just secured the support of SEIU Local 99 VP Benny Bernal for the LAPD.

More to come.....

January 11, 2008 9:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FREE NICK PACHECO!! He was framed by the midget mayor and his jack booted thugs in blue! He will use his superb legal skills in court to expose the corrupt!

January 11, 2008 9:49 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

And Silver hit $16.24 oz so I don't know Z Dogg about it falling back to $15 and change before taking off again, I think I'm going to jump on some plata Monday AM.
I'll think it over some more Sunday AM over a bowl of menudo and a beer while watching the Mexican cowboys (Tony Romo's crew) lasso the Giants.

Gold Hits Record $900 an Ounce

STEVENSON JACOBS | January 11, 2008 12:21 PM EST |


NEW YORK — Gold futures briefly rose above $900 an ounce Friday for the first time as high oil prices, a weak dollar and fears of a U.S. recession led uneasy investors to keep buying the precious metal.

An ounce of gold for February delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange jumped $6.50 to $900.10 in morning trading, an all-time high and a psychologically important milestone. Gold later slipped to $898.70 an ounce on profit-taking but remained in record territory.

"It's a reflection of market sentiment: Gold is a hedge against uncertainty and right now it's the best bet," said Carlos Sanchez, a precious metals analyst at CPM Group in New York. "None of the other investment options look that great and gold does."

Still, when adjusted for inflation, gold remains well below its all-time high. An ounce of gold at $875 in 1980 would be worth $2,115 to $2,200 today.


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January 11, 2008 9:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nick could get 6 months in jail? How's that, when Nicole, Lindsay and the other airheads got hours or days?

Not to mention, why doesn't Rocky prosecute his own wife? She drove for years on an outstanding arrest warrant, and then with no license or insurance. And so did he no ins.

He didn't even get a slap on the wrist. Maybe Nick can make a plea deal that they can be cellmates.

January 11, 2008 10:01 PM  

Blogger Jim said:

Barf in the hat said...

We all know how the pinche wetback mexicans are all trouble makers deport them all back to the lowlife of mexico. 9:32 PM




I dunno Barf - sounds like Southern trickery. How about posting everything in good Northern kennings? (e.g. toaster = uuuummm... 'silver-sided bread destroyer'). Gotta keep it fresh, man.

January 11, 2008 10:04 PM  

Blogger Jim said:

Occupation: lana accumulator?

Absurdly hilarious!!!!!
Nice to read up on the gentleman to my right. (-;

January 11, 2008 10:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I realize this thread is about cops, but don’t forget the elected officials. I have NOT heard a public outcry or a federal judge wanting to implement a financial disclosure on politicians similar to what the police commission is proposing to do with cops.

Conservative group names most corrupt politicians

Brian Beutler
Published: Thursday December 21, 2006

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2006
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2006 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes:

1. Jack Abramoff, Former Lobbyist – Abramoff is at the center of a massive public corruption investigation by the Department of Justice that, in the end, could involve as many as a dozen members of Congress. Abramoff pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and a host of other charges on January 3, 2006, and was sent to prison in November to serve a five-year, 10-month sentence for defrauding banks of $23 MILLION in Florida in 2000.

2. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) – In January 2006, Hillary Clinton’s fundraising operation was fined $35,000 by the Federal Election Commission for failing to accurately report more than $700,000 in contributions to Clinton’s Senate 2000 campaign. New information also surfaced in 2006 raising more questions about Hillary and her brother Anthony Rodham’s connection to the Clinton Pardongate scandal, where presidential pardons were allegedly traded in exchange for CASH and other favors.

3. Former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-CA) – In November 2005, Cunningham pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion. He was sentenced to 8 years, four months in prison and ordered to pay $2.8 million in restitution in March 2006.

4. Former Rep. Tom Delay (R-TX) – Tom DeLay, who was forced to step down from his position as House Majority Leader and then resign from Congress, decided in 2006 not to run for re-election. Congressman DeLay has been embroiled in a series of scandals from BRIBERY to influence peddling, and was indicted twice by grand juries in Texas.

5. Former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) – Foley left the House in disgrace after news broke that he had been sending predatory homosexual emails to a House page. A recent House Ethics Committee report indicated that Republican leaders knew about Foley’s dangerous behavior, but failed to take action. Democrats, meanwhile, shopped the story to the press to influence the elections. Outrageously, the Committee recommended no punishment for those involved.

6. Rep. Denny Hastert (R-IL) – In addition to mishandling the Foley scandal, outgoing House Speaker Dennis Hastert allowed House ethics process to ground to a halt on his watch. Gary Condit, Cynthia McKinney, William Jefferson, John Conyers, Tom Delay, Duke Cunningham, Jim McDermott, Patrick Kennedy are examples of alleged wrongdoers who faced little-to-no ethics enforcement in the House.

7. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) – Hastings is one of only six federal judges to be removed from office through impeachment and has accumulated staggering liabilities ranging from $2,130,006 to $7,350,000. Hastings was “next in line” for Chairmanship of the House Select Committee on Intelligence until a wave of protest forced Nancy Pelosi to select another candidate. Nonetheless, Hastings is expected to continue to serve on the Intelligence Committee.

8. Rep. William “Dollar Bill” Jefferson (D-LA) – Jefferson is alleged to have accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to help broker high-tech business deals in Nigeria. According to press reports, he was also caught on tape discussing the deals, while an FBI search of his home uncovered $90,000 in CASH stuffed in his freezer.

9. Former Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) – Ohio Republican Congressman Bob Ney resigned in early November 2006, three weeks after pleading guilty for accepting BRIBES from an Indian casino in exchange for legislative favors. Ney was the first congressman to be convicted of a crime in the web of scandals involving former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and is expected to serve a jail sentence.

10. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) – Senator Reid came under fire in 2006 for failing to properly report to Congress a $700,000 land deal. Reid also accepted more than $30,000 of Abramoff-tainted money allegedly in return for his ''cooperation'' in matters related Nevada Indian gaming.

Dishonorable Mentions include:

1. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) – According to complaints released by the House Ethics Committee recently, aides to Representative John Conyers (D-MI) alleged their former boss repeatedly violated House ethics rules, forcing them to serve as his personal servants, valets, and as campaign staff while on the government payroll.

2. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) – In May 2006, Kennedy crashed his car into a Capitol Hill barricade at nearly 3 a.m. in the morning. Kennedy blamed the incident on a reaction to prescription pills, but officers at the scene said he smelled of alcohol. Nonetheless, they escorted him home rather than arresting him.

3. Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) – McKinney assaulted a Capitol Hill police officer in April after refusing to go through a metal detector. While McKinney was never forced to answer in a court of law for her behavior, she lost her bid for re-election in 2006.

4. Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) – Iraq war critic John Murtha was incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s first choice for House Majority Leader despite the ethical skeletons in his closet. Murtha is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1980 “Abscam” scandal, which included the arrest and convictions of a senator and six congressmen. Murtha, whose current ethics continue to be questioned, lost his bid for Majority Leader to Maryland Democrat Steny Hoyer.

5. Sen. Barak [sic] Obama (D-IL) – News reports surfaced in 2006 that Illinois Senator Barak Obama entered into an unusual land deal with a now-indicted political fundraiser, Tony Rezko. The complicated real estate transaction occurred when it was widely known that Rezko was under federal investigation in a political CORRUPTION scandal.

6. David Safavian, Former Bush Administration Official – Safavian, the former White House Chief of Procurement and former Chief of Staff for the General Services Administration, was indicted on September 19, 2006 on five counts of lying about his dealings with former LOBBYIST Jack Abramoff and obstructing a Senate investigation of his dealings. Safavian resigned from his White House position three days prior to his arrest.

“This list shows public corruption is endemic to our nation’s capital and that the anti-corruption work of Judicial Watch is needed more than ever,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The list could be much longer, as there are far too many politicians who abuse the public trust and place themselves above the law.”

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/
Conservative_group_names_more_
corrupt_Republicans_1221.html

January 11, 2008 10:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Quixote and Santiago it's great to have you guys on this blog.

I get tired of reading comments by the Blogging Burros.

And Don Quixote thanks for posting the whole story and not just a link. Your stories are very important so keep posting the whole story instead of just a link like everybody else.

Don Quixote and Santiago have saved this blog from the Blogging Burros.

Hey Mayor Sam I am sure you blog will be number 1 in the country now that Don Quixote and Santiago have started commenting on your blog.

January 11, 2008 10:32 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

Thanks Santiago and as I read your bio I was knocked out by your reading list, very impressive indeed, and just out of curiosity wondering if you have ever read "Pedro Paramo" by the Mexican author "Juan Rulfo"?
This book which I read as a young Chicano with a lot of time on my hands, if you know what I mean?, changed my life and way of thinking in many ways to strange to mention.
At a time of my life when things seemed really hopeless Rulfo's character Pedro Paramo led me to a sort of epiphany when he said:
"This death really hurt me, my shoulder is still sore."
I've been laughing at Dona Sebastiana ever since.

Hey one of these days lets have some menudo!
Salud

January 11, 2008 10:38 PM  

Blogger Don Culo said:

Santiago,

I was also read your bio I was also knocked out by your reading list, very impressive indeed, and just out of curiosity wondering if you have ever read "Mexican Mafia" by the author "Tony Rafael"?

It's a very good book but it talks to much about the mayates in Highland Park.

January 11, 2008 10:47 PM  

Blogger Don Culo said:

Don Quixote,

Have you heard anything about the mayates in Pasadena and Altadena?

I heard the mayates do POM (pounce on Mexicans), pinche low down mayates.

January 11, 2008 10:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Culo,

I see you have my name on you profile as being a great friend. Thanks for the mention on your profile.

And a BIG HELLO to our other friends Don Quixote, Santiago, Mustang Sally and Jim.

January 11, 2008 10:51 PM  

Blogger Jim said:

barf in the hat,
Here's why you need to check your shit, my man.

Spend waaaaay more time extolling the virtues of immigration out in the streets of east los and not on the computer. In fact you should just stop wasting your time on the computer altogether. Maybe then you'll actually do some good.

Up until now it seems quite obvious that you are only succeeding in a narcissistic masturbation of your right hemisphere and and appear to have no tantric wisdom at all since you spew it onto all of us instead of letting it rise into your higher chakras.

But at least you are having fun I guess?!

Yet I find it sad that you are going to have to untangle the intellectual knots of attachment you have obviously created before you will be able to experience the reality that you are so intent on dogmatically displaying to the rest of us.

Once again, you remind me of a chimp in a zoo: frantically masturbating to all the visitors who are halfheartedly amused.

Are your orgasms a release or are they just tightening the chains of your spiritual/intellectual overanalyzed bondage?

Good Luck you clever primate.

January 11, 2008 11:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Quixote writes.....

barf in the hat,
Here's why you need to check your shit, my man.

Spend waaaaay more time extolling the virtues of immigration out in the streets of east los and not on the computer. In fact you should just stop wasting your time on the computer altogether. Maybe then you'll actually do some good.

Up until now it seems quite obvious that you are only succeeding in a narcissistic masturbation of your right hemisphere and and appear to have no tantric wisdom at all since you spew it onto all of us instead of letting it rise into your higher chakras.

But at least you are having fun I guess?!

Yet I find it sad that you are going to have to untangle the intellectual knots of attachment you have obviously created before you will be able to experience the reality that you are so intent on dogmatically displaying to the rest of us.

Once again, you remind me of a chimp in a zoo: frantically masturbating to all the visitors who are halfheartedly amused.

Are your orgasms a release or are they just tightening the chains of your spiritual/intellectual overanalyzed bondage?

Good Luck you clever primate.



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That was too damn funny Don Quixote, you have a special way with words.
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January 11, 2008 11:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Quixote,

Way to slap that fool Barf. You are so right that idiot Barf spends way too much time on the computer.

It is pretty funny how most people complain about the government and just whine, whine, whine and whine about the problems of society.

But they would never get off their ass and the computer abd actaully do something.

Great observation about that fool wasting time on the computer, barf spends too musch time on the Internet.

January 11, 2008 11:21 PM  

Blogger Jim said:

No DQ, I have never been exposed to "Pedro Páramo" nor it's Mexican author Juan Rulfo. But I want to look into it. I was asked by a friend if I had read anything by the Cuban novelist Alejo Carpentier. Again no. But I will search into "Pedro Páramo", If you have read it, it has to be interesting. BTW I have Grande Starbucks and a molly next to my keyboard, come and get me coppers. (-;

January 11, 2008 11:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Quixote,

I know exactly what you mean, I remember an old cholo telling all kinds of bullshit stories on another blog.

The old cholo was blow hard clown who knew everything, knew everybody and done everything. It was pretty funny when the old cholo was exposed as just a blow hard clown and had a blow up in the Internet.

So keep exposing the old cholo fools on the Internet who post imagined stories and answer their own comments.

January 11, 2008 11:27 PM  

Blogger Don Culo said:

Santiago writes ....
"BTW I have Grande Starbucks and a molly next to my keyboard, come and get me coppers. (-;"

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That was too damn funny Santiago, the cops are over at Winchells donuts. hahahhah

January 11, 2008 11:29 PM  

Blogger Jim said:

Barf in the hat,
You deserve something better and bigger, a Penis?

January 11, 2008 11:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, I hate to be the buzz kill to bring this exchange back on topic, but did you write Neighborhood Council(s) rally behind the LAPD?

Because I only see one NC. That's not exactly "rallying behind".

January 12, 2008 12:36 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Don Q of 9:59 pm,

Regarding silver...I know, I know...it looks attractive as people rush to metals.

HERE'S THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY REGARDING SILVER GOING BACK DOWN TO $15.36-$15.50...

Someone warned me there is a lot of "short" on silver by the big investor boys...

If it don't come down on it's own...

THEY WILL DUMP AND DRIVE THE PRICE DOWN IF THE REGULAR FOLKS (dumb money as we are called) KEEP THE PRICE UP.

It's not that silver is going to STAY DOWN...it's just that the traders say IT WILL GO BACK DOWN, BEFORE IT GOES UP...because they will insure it does.

BESIDES THAT...I would HATE to have you not buy plata on monday, then have it become more expensive...so I will hedge this info by saying, "even if you DO buy it on monday...and it goes down...it will go back up.

JUST KEEP IN MIND...that a ZD fan, who is a metals trader...warned me of this scenario, because I was being optimistic (for this week) on the "silver should go up, since it is 67% off it's all time high" strategy.

Of course ZD predicted the gold scenario. Check the blog www.strategyupdate.com and click the "news wire" or "daily blog" link.

Disclosure: ZD does not own any silver or silver stocks.

SUMMARY: Sources tell ZD, if silver doesn't go down to about $15.50 soon, on it's own...the big traders will make sure it does...before they drive it back up. It's the traders who make things volatile for the long term investors.

January 12, 2008 6:16 AM  

Blogger don quixote said:

Thanks Z Dogg, pearls of wisdom, and the "regular folks aka dumb money" would be apropos in my case as I have no juice with any "insiders" or financial gurus.
I have developed some tactics over the years when handling my dinero, this would be, stay with a rising tide until it starts to ebb then jump out of the water.
Most of the financial advisors I have dealt with use the old "you made some profit on this now take the money and run". In my own case however I hate to abandon ship prematurely which has cost me at times.
I have no other infatuation with the metals except that they usually are a safe haven and a harbinger of financial troubles, but that is not to say that the metals cannot be manipulated by evil forces that are out to screw us "dumb investors".
But what are we to do in times such as we are now experiencing?
The dollar is falling apart around the world, a friend of mine just got back from Tahiti and told me a small brewski cost's $8.00 and another friend paid $40.00 for a couple slices of pizza in Italy!
So whats left for us "little people"? Gold, silver, other metals, jewels, other currencies?
Guess us little people just got to hold on tight huh?

January 12, 2008 8:41 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

8:41 Don,

I agree about the rising tide. If you monitor the charts everyday, and can jump off the ship at a moments notice...then yeah...you should be o.k., cause the gurus agree it will go back up, especially since the big boys will drive it back up, after they make the money by driving it back down. (So you are an investor, instead of a trader...and i think you will be o.k.)

I kept saying to this silver guru, "I know silver always drops back down after this many "UP" days...but we have seen a lot of things we have not seen since the '30's, so maybe this is a fundamental shift that will extend the upward streak for a period longer than traders are used to seeing."

The guru reiterated...that is not going to happen, because he sees the volume of shorts.

So that's the only "X" factor, but besides that, I think you have a handle.

Meanwhile, I've been monitoring the markets 24/7...so if I see anything, or my silver guru tells me it's time...I'll do my best to post the info immediately on strategyupdate.blogspot.com, and here on mayor sam. If you check the SU blog, you can see how my timing has been so far this year.

disclosure: none

January 12, 2008 9:22 AM  

Blogger don quixote said:

Thanks Z Dogg, makes much sense to me, I've got my finger on the trigger.

January 12, 2008 10:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We all know how the pinche cops are corrupt, just look at Sheriff Carona of Orange County.

The majority of mexicans in california jails are innocent victims of the gavcahos, republicans and a corrupt LAPD police department

I rememer back in the day, me and the EME carnales were always harrased by the LAPD.


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/archive/copsgobad.html


Original Air Date: October 16, 1990
Produced by Charles C. Stuart and Marcia Vivancos
Written by Charles C. Stuart

REPORTER:
In Los Angeles today, federal prosecutors introduced this videotape. It is evidence, they say, of cops stealing drug money. Seven sheriffs deputies are now on trial in Los Angeles, charged with stealing $1.4 million in drug money. More than 30 narcotics officers here have been implicated in the largest current police corruption scandal in the country

January 12, 2008 12:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jan 11 '08

Judicial Watch: Ten Most Corrupt Politicians in 2007
By Jim Kouri

The maverick attorneys at Judicial Watch, a public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, recently released their list of Washington DC’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians of 2007.”

The list being circulated in alphabetical order includes several presidential candidates such as Hillary Clinton, Rudy Guiliani and Barack Obama. The list also includes leaders from both major political parties.

1. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY): In addition to her long and sordid ethics record, Senator Hillary Clinton took a lot of heat in 2007 — and rightly so — for blocking the release her official White House records. Many suspect these records contain a treasure trove of information related to her role in a number of serious Clinton-era scandals. Moreover, in March 2007, Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint against Senator Clinton for filing false financial disclosure forms with the U.S. Senate (again). And Hillary’s top campaign contributor, Norman Hsu, was exposed as a felon and a fugitive from justice in 2007. Hsu pleaded guilt to one count of grand theft for defrauding investors as part of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.

2. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI): Judicial Watch accuses Conyers of repeatedly violating the law and House ethics rules, forcing his staff to serve as his personal servants, babysitters, valets and campaign workers while on the government payroll. While the House Ethics Committee investigated these allegations in 2006, and substantiated a number of the accusations against Conyers, the committee blamed the staff and required additional administrative record-keeping and employee training. Judicial Watch obtained documentation in 2007 from a former Conyers staffer that sheds new light on the activities and conduct on the part of the Michigan congressman, which appear to be at a minimum inappropriate and likely unlawful. Judicial Watch called on the Attorney General in 2007 to investigate the matter.

3. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID): In one of the most shocking scandals of 2007, Senator Craig was caught by police attempting to solicit sex in a Minneapolis International Airport men’s bathroom during the summer. Senator Craig reportedly “sent signals” to a police officer in an adjacent stall that he wanted to engage in sexual activity. When the police officer showed Craig his police identification under the bathroom stall divider and pointed toward the exit, the senator reportedly exclaimed ‘No!’” When asked to produce identification, Craig presented police his U.S. Senate business card and said, “What do you think of that?” The power play didn’t work. Craig was arrested, charged and entered a guilty plea. Despite enormous pressure from his Republican colleagues to resign from the Senate, Craig refused.

4. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA): As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on military construction, Feinstein reviewed military construction government contracts, some of which were ultimately awarded to URS Corporation and Perini, companies then owned by Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum. While the Pentagon ultimately awards military contracts, there is a reason for the review process. The Senate’s subcommittee on Military Construction’s approval carries weight. Sen. Feinstein, therefore, likely had influence over the decision making process. Senator Feinstein also attempted to undermine ethics reform in 2007, arguing in favor of a perk that allows members of Congress to book multiple airline flights and then cancel them without financial penalty. Judicial Watch’s investigation into this matter is ongoing.

5. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY): Giuliani came under fire in late 2007 after it was discovered the former New York mayor’s office “billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons…” ABC News also reported that Giuliani provided Nathan with a police vehicle and a city driver at taxpayer expense. All of this news came on the heels of the federal indictment on corruption charges of Giuliani’s former Police Chief and business partner Bernard Kerik, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to accepting a $165,000 bribe in the form of renovations to his Bronx apartment from a construction company attempting to land city contracts.

6. Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR): Governor Huckabee enjoyed a meteoric rise in the polls in December 2007, which prompted a more thorough review of his ethics record. According to The Associated Press: “[Huckabee’s] career has also been colored by 14 ethics complaints and a volley of questions about his integrity, ranging from his management of campaign cash to his use of a nonprofit organization to subsidize his income to his destruction of state computer files on his way out of the governor’s office.” And what was Governor Huckabee’s response to these ethics allegations? Rather than cooperating with investigators, Huckabee sued the state ethics commission twice and attempted to shut the ethics process down.

7. I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby: Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000 for lying and obstructing the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation. Libby was found guilty of four felonies — two counts of perjury, one count of making false statements to the FBI and one count of obstructing justice – all serious crimes. Unfortunately, Libby was largely let off the hook. In an appalling lack of judgment, President Bush issued “Executive Clemency” to Libby and commuted the sentence.

8. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL): A “Dishonorable Mention” last year, Senator Obama moves onto the “ten most wanted” list in 2007. In 2006, it was discovered that Obama was involved in a suspicious real estate deal with an indicted political fundraiser, Antoin “Tony” Rezko. In 2007, more reports surfaced of deeper and suspicious business and political connections It was reported that just two months after he joined the Senate, Obama purchased $50,000 worth of stock in speculative companies whose major investors were his biggest campaign contributors. One of the companies was a biotech concern that benefited from legislation Obama pushed just two weeks after the senator purchased $5,000 of the company’s shares. Obama was also nabbed conducting campaign business in his Senate office, a violation of federal law.

9. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised a new era of ethics enforcement in the House of Representatives, snuck a $25 million gift to her husband, Paul Pelosi, in a $15 billion Water Resources Development Act recently passed by Congress. The pet project involved renovating ports in Speaker Pelosi’s home base of San Francisco. Pelosi just happens to own apartment buildings near the areas targeted for improvement, and will almost certainly experience a significant boost in property value as a result of Pelosi’s earmark. Earlier in the year, Pelosi found herself in hot water for demanding access to a luxury Air Force jet to ferry the Speaker and her entourage back and forth from San Francisco non-stop, in unprecedented request which was wisely rejected by the Pentagon. And under Pelosi’s leadership, the House ethics process remains essentially shut down – which protects members in both parties from accountability.

10. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV): Over the last few years, Reid has been embroiled in a series of scandals that cast serious doubt on his credibility as a self-professed champion of government ethics, and 2007 was no different. According to The Los Angeles Times, over the last four years, Reid has used his influence in Washington to help a developer, Havey Whittemore, clear obstacles for a profitable real estate deal. As the project advanced, the Times reported, “Reid received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Whittemore.” Whittemore also hired one of Reid’s sons (Leif) as his personal lawyer and then promptly handed the junior Reid the responsibility of negotiating the real estate deal with federal officials. Leif Reid even called his father’s office to talk about how to obtain the proper EPA permits, a clear conflict of interest.

http://thenma.org/blogs/index.php/kouri/2008/01/11/judicial_watch_ten_most_corrupt_politici_2007

January 12, 2008 1:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

don quixote said...
Thanks Z Dogg, makes much sense to me, I've got my finger on the trigger.

do us a favor and pull it.

January 14, 2008 10:21 AM  

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