A 'Social Networking' Stock Has Exploded 25,000% In A Few Days, And It's Not Even Clear If The Company Exists
The company’s stock, which the folks at ZeroHedge first alerted us to, has gone from $0.10 on June 17 to $14.71 as of Wednesday’s close. At its current stock price, the company’s market cap is $4.29 billion.
This is a gain of more than 24,000%. For some perspective, Apple, one of the most…
What is the Consumer Action Handbook?
We’ve talked a lot about the Consumer Action Handbook this week? But what exactly is it? Find out more in this video.
What is the Consumer Action Handbook?
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Person 3: Ehhhhh…
Marietta: The Consumer Action Handbook is a free survival guide for your money. It can help you make smart purchases on big stuff like cars, or a home. It explains what credit is, and how it works, and how you can protect it. It has great tips so you can be a savvy consumer, and protect your hard-earned money.
Person 1: Cool.
Person 2: Not bad!
Person 3: I’m kind of impressed.
Marietta: The Consumer Action Handbook has tons more to offer. Have you ever had a bad experience with something you’ve purchased? The Consumer Action Handbook has the steps you need to take to try and fix the problem and a sample complaint letter you can follow to make your problem heard by the company or person you’re dealing with.
Person 1: But does that really work?
Marietta: Sure does. We hear from people all the time who tell us how much the Consumer Action Handbook helps them out. Take this e-mail from Sarah, in Austin, Texas.
Dear Consumer Action Handbook staff:
I’m sure you get tired of hearing personal stories - but I had to share another one. Our family trip to Vail got cancelled last month, and I used a credit card that offers trip interruption protection to book it. We ended up spending almost $600 on hotels, airfare change fees, rental car, meals, etc. and were so disappointed when the credit card company said they would only refund $3.90.
Unsatisfied with their response, I used the sample complaint letter to request that they re-evaluate the decision since our expenses met the criteria for reimbursement.
Today they called — they’ve decided to refund the full amount.
Since December the sample complaint letter has saved me $1100!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Sarah, you’re welcome.
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Against this increasingly organized opposition [ISIS], the main Iraqi army has proved shockingly amateurish and ill-prepared. The biggest problem is leadership. For political reasons, Baghdad elevated many inadequate officers who in fact have no place on an actual battlefield.
On paper, Iraq has one of the best counter-insurgency air forces in the region. Baghdad’s air force does not yet possess advanced jet fighters—it has ordered F-16s from the U.S.—but the air force and army can deploy dozens of Mi-35M, EC-635, Mi-171E and Gazelle armed helicopters and King Air and Caravan light planes.
Shockingly however, some of the helicopters are flying into battle without all their systems installed. An Iraqi Ministry of Defense photo depicts EC-635s and Gazelles taking off for strikes on ISIS with no optical sights—normally standard equipment on attack helicopters. Without the sights, the copters cannot fire guided weapons and instead must rely on forward-firing guns and rockets.
The Iraqis’ aerial tactics are sloppy. Instead of orbiting a target area at a safe distance in order to gain full awareness before attacking, Iraqi pilots tend to fly straight in firing rockets and guns at close range. The absence of zooming optical gear might explain that reckless pattern.
These tactics not only compromise the aircraft’s effect on the battlefield, they also expose Iraqi pilots to ISIS ambushes. The Iraqi army has already lost at least one helicopter west of Baghdad.
Iraqi armored units are no better than the air force and army aviation. ISIS rides mostly in “technical” armed pickups, whereas the Iraqi army possesses modern M-1A1 main battle tanks and BTR-4 armored fighting vehicles plus older T-72 and T-55 tanks and BMP fighting vehicles. ISIS cannot match their firepower.
But almost no Iraqi armor has even appeared on the battlefields in Mosul, Tal Afar and Kirkuk—except in videos depicting ISIS fighters destroying abandoned vehicles. Perversely, the only tanks that we can confirm have taken part in the fighting are the six T-55s now belonging to ISIS.
June 5, 1944 — General Eisenhower gives the final order for D-Day
The complex invasion also relied on outside factors such as moonlight, tides, and weather. The Normandy forecast predicted a break in storms for June 6. General Eisenhower gave the order that put the vast operation in motion in the early hours of June 5, 1944.
Images: General Eisenhower speaks with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division just before they board their planes to participate in the first assault of the Normandy invasion.
"Order of the Day" - statement as issued to the soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force on June 6, 1944.
A British officer reads the Order of the Day.
The world’s No. 1 Internet search company Google Inc has bought Divide, a firm which makes software which allows corporations to manage the personal smartphones that consumers increasingly use on the job.
Four-year-old Divide’s mobile app separates a consumer’s personal data and the corporate data contained on a phone. This makes it easier for businesses to manage disparate personal devices that consumers increasingly use on the job.
Given that Google’s Android mobile operating system is used in more than three out of every four smartphones sold worldwide, the deal is expected to help Google make further inroads into corporate settings. .