"Daley thought the people in the city had gone mad. He did not know it was the gangs. The Black Gangster Disciples, the Vice Lords, it was all over drugs then.
"And he was thrilled," O'Connor said. "He was waving it at press conferences, at press conferences you probably attended. The analysis showed that some neighborhoods had the same crime rate they'd had in the 1950s, Sauganash, Edgebrook, Mount Greenwood, so Daley could say crime wasn't all over the city."
Coda in the Key of F2654hD4 (richcabot)
Exposure of the Diebold AccuVote system’s weakness is generally credited to Johns Hopkins University computer scientist Aviel Rubin and his colleagues, who in 2003 began analyzing the source code discovered by Harris. It’s useful to frame this story in terms of Rubin’s analysis of the Diebold source code.
Gold's Best Kept Secret (Tiffany D.)
Back in 2014, Newmont Mining slashed its quarterly 35 cents per share dividend by more than 90% and linked future payouts to the price of gold itself. The cut was the last straw for many investors, who bailed out of the stock and drove it from a 2014 high of $27 down to nearly $15 by the summer of 2015.
Shortly after reading the article, Carreyrou started investigating Theranos’s medical practices. As it turned out, there was an underside to Theranos’s story that had not been told—one that involved questionable lab procedures and results, among other things. Soon after Carreyrou began his reporting, David Boies, the superstar lawyer—and Theranos board member—who had taken on Bill Gates in the 1990s and represented Al Gore during the 2000 Florida recount case, visited the Journal newsroom for a five-hour meeting. Boies subsequently returned to the Journal to meet with the paper’s editor in chief, Gerard Baker. Eventually, on October 16, 2015, the Journal published the article: HOT STARTUP THERANOS HAS STRUGGLED WITH ITS BLOOD-TEST TECHNOLOGY.
The price action in metals may also be giving investors pause. Gold and silver were among the best performing assets for the first 6 months of the year. That means they’re moving from the perception of being cheap to expensive for some buyers. Others still wonder if the recent breakout in prices is the real deal – or whether it’s simply another short-term uptick in a continuing bear-market cycle.
Of course everyone is willing to freeze once they can’t increase production anymore, which makes it a bit meaningless. A freeze however depends on the time scale, because in the next 3-5 years the Iranians do want to increase production significantly. So we’re not talking about a long-term freeze here, it’s probably going to be a short-term one, giving prices an opportunity while inventories get drained.
Saturday’s clash began when a group of several hundred protestors gathered near construction crews on Saturday afternoon at a site close to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The demonstrators aimed to act as a human shield against the pipeline’s further development, after the removal of topsoil from a 150-feet wide and 2-mile long portion of land caused “devastating” damage to the tribe’s sacred lands.
However, in a major new research note, HSBC argues that soon we won't be worrying about there being too much supply and not enough demand, but rather, things will be the other way round soon enough, and that is going to cause huge problems.
In the report from HSBC staff Kim Fustier, Gordon Gray, Christoffer Gundersen, and Thomas Himboldt argue that given the finite nature of the physical amount of oil in the world, people should really be paying more attention to falling supply in the future, rather than oversupply right now.
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