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Black Tie Gold Hand-Rolled Cigar Dominican cigars

The magnificent Black Tie Gold Hand-Rolled Cigar Box includes 20 fine Dominican cigars with a Connecticut shade, and comes with a Custom Black Tie Cutter and Black Glass Top Humidor. No wonder they carry a $4,800 a pack price tag!




Hard Rock Cafe Melaka

Hard Rock Cafe Melaka

The new Hard Rock Cafe is at the entrance of Jonker Walk within the Unesco World Heritage site. The opening of Hard Rock Cafe Melaka marks the third Hard Rock Cafe in Malaysia, joining the popular locations in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Photo: SIG #30 U2- “JUSTICE,” “HUMANITY” and “EQUALITY.”

Out of the frying pan into the frying pan…Tim Price

7th January 2013
Out of the frying pan into the frying pan
“The skill of the sports player is not the result of superior knowledge of the future, but of an
ability to employ and execute good strategies for making decisions in a complex and changing
world. The same qualities are characteristic of the successful executive. Managers who know the
future are more often dangerous fools than great visionaries.”
– John Kay, ‘Only fools claim to know the future’.
Only fools and economists, that is (this is known as tautology). Of the money routinely misspent
in the financial markets, that misspent on economists is surely the most egregious. Any strategist,
investor or fiduciary knows that he may be wrong – but only the economist has the potential to
be wrong at least twice. Once in the overconfident forecasting of future economic trends, and
once again in extrapolating from those dubiously forecast economic trends to make deductions
about the likely investment outcome. “I may be only a fish and chip shop lady,” said Pauline
Hanson, “but some of these economists need to get their heads out of the textbooks and get a job
in the real world. I would not even let one of them handle my grocery shopping.”
The dawning of a new year is invariably a time for forecasts. One of our new year’s resolutions for
2013 is not to join the crowd in issuing them. Another is not to waste any time in reading them.
Having spent at least the last decade honing an investment approach designed to be proof against
the very worst that an imperfect world, politicians, bankers and other investors can throw at it, it
would be a capitulation at this stage to suddenly subcontract asset allocation or investment
selection to somebody else’s subjective assessment of the world or any given asset class, worse
still to any economist. And yet, we still devour investment commentary as if there were some
unfound nugget of wisdom and insight that, once located, would finally reveal all the investment
Personal finance journalist Ian Cowie last week confessed (in his article ‘Bond bubble fears and
why I took the biggest bet of my life’) that he had sold all the bonds in his company pension to buy
shares instead. His arguments are all rational:
 He expects bond prices to fall when interest rates rise, which is almost a mathematical
 Interest rates have sunk to derisory levels and can barely go lower;
 Gilts are by no means as riskless as conventional thinking dictates;
 Gilts are by any sensible analysis ridiculously overvalued.

Goto web

Tim Price
Director of Investment
PFP Wealth Management
7th January 2013. Follow me on twitter: timfprice
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Matt Taibbi On Bailout…

Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Matt Taibbi discusses his feature “Secrets and Lies of the Bailout,” along with Neil Barofsky, Former TARP Special Inspector General.’s-%22permanent-bailout-state%22/50ec7bfa2b8c2a71af000096

Matt Taibbi Financial Bailout

Secrets and Lies of the Bailout: One Broker’s Story
POSTED: January 8, 2:50 PM ET
George wasn’t alone in asking that question. As I learned during the course of researching the “Secrets and Lies” piece, the SEC seemingly wondered the same thing when it saw the Bloomberg reporting in 2011. From the feature:

Two former high-ranking financial regulators tell Rolling Stone that the secret loans were likely subject to a 1989 guideline, issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the heat of the savings and loan crisis, which said that financial institutions should disclose the “nature, amounts and effects” of any government aid. At the end of 2011, in fact, the SEC sent letters to Citigroup, Chase, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Wells Fargo asking them why they hadn’t fully disclosed their secret borrowing. All five megabanks essentially replied, to varying degrees of absurdity, that their massive borrowing from the Fed was not “material,” or that the piecemeal disclosure they had engaged in was adequate.

In any case, when George thought about the issue, he suddenly realized he was in a bind ethically. He wanted to tell his clients about the non-disclosure problem, and how that might have helped cause their losses, but as the SEC’s letters make plain, there was really no way to do that without pointing out that his own company, Wells Fargo, was one of the firms that had not disclosed its billions in secret borrowing.

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Usury in Christendom …Michael Hoffman

Usury in Christendom: The Mortal Sin that Was and Now is Not


Published on Jan 3, 2013

Michael Hoffman gives a talk in a private home concerning the thesis of his new book, “Usury in Christendom: The Mortal Sin that Was and Now is Not.”

For most of the first 1500 years of Christianity usury, the lending of money at interest, was unanimously condemned by the Fathers of the Early Church, and by popes, councils and saints, as a damnable sin equivalent to robbery and even murder. Any interest on loans of money, not just “exorbitant” interest, was defined de fide as a grave transgression against God and man.
This pioneering study of the rise of the Money Power in Christendom confronts the reader with a startling datum: the overthrow of magisterial dogma and the approval of scripture-twisting heresy occurred inside the Church centuries before the Enlightenment and the dawn of the modern era, culminating in the overthrow of divine truth; an epochal act of nullification
Usury in Christendom resurrects the suppressed biblical, patristic and medieval Catholic doctrine on interest on money, provides new information on the record of early Protestant resistance to the usury revolution, and the discernment, by Dante and other visionaries, of usury’s sub-rosa connection to a host of abominations that continue to plague us today.
Western civilization was profoundly disfigured by the exculpation of the charging of interest on debt. The result has been a pursuit of usurious profit unconstrained by the Word of God, the dogma of His true Church, and the consensus patrum of fifteen centuries. 
Hoffman’s history of how a den of thieves robbed the followers of Christ of their patrimony is grounded in an extensive study of rare and primary sources, and represents a landmark revisionist history of how the breeders of money gained dominion over the West. 
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Islamic calendar 2013

Muslim calendar for 2013

Thursday 24 January

Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad)
Shia Muslims celebrate this 5 days later. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.

Tuesday 29 January

Milad un Nabi (Shia)
Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunni Muslims celebrate this 5 days earlier. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.

Tuesday 9 July

Ramadan (start)
Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting.

Thursday 8 August

The end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self-control.

Tuesday 15 October

Festival of Sacrifice marking the day after Arafat. The Day of Arafat is the most important day in the Hajj ritual. This is a four day holiday

Monday 4 November

Islamic New Year. Marks the migration of the Prophet Mohammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina

Wednesday 13 November

Islamic holy day observed on the 10th of the Islamic month of Muharram




Published on Dec 16, 2012

2012 was a great year for Social Media. 
We believe that today it affects every area in our lives and we wanted to share it with you through a video infographic. 
It shows some statistics and the effects generated so far, from our point of view: from the TV industry to the Job market and the startup industry.

But the best is yet to come. In 2013 social media will have a higher growth: from mobile to social TV. So if you want to know more don’t forget to subscribe to our channel.

Animation made by Flavian Mihai: Social Media Marketing Consultant and Junior Motion Designer

Music: Clouds by AudiQuattro 

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