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Leaked Documents Show EU Council Presidency Wants To Impair Net Neutrality

artlu Irrelevant (76 comments)

In some ways, I believe that the state of communications, globally, has already become monitored/recorded by governmental intervention, after what I witnessed through the federal system (See My Bio). The idea of bringing this down to the ISP level seems to be irrelevant with respect to what already exists. However, the purpose of purchasing access to the internet is to have a dedicated stream that is not capped. Those countries that allow this will fall behind the others.

about a week ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

artlu Lucky America (554 comments)

Although the world seems to focus on America, we must remember that aside from subsidized countries like Venezuela, Americans enjoy an average gas price that is much less than the global averages. That said, we must understand that the recent movement in crude prices is in direct correlation to the ongoing strategy that the United States has with choking off Russian monetary supplies. It's not a conspiracy theorist and as a pure market technician, which can be defined in my book The Market is not Random., the market foretold this sell off going all the way back to the swing sell in May...

about two weeks ago
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Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes

artlu From the Inside Out (202 comments)

As someone who has been through the federal justice system, I advise any American to assume that every piece of communication is tracked and saved under the guise of security. It was amazing to me how much information and how many resources the government has the ability to utilize if it wants to target one person, and even if I do make full restitution to my victims, I do not know if I will ever feel free again - not because of my situation, which you can read at The Market is not Random - but because of the knowledge I gained from the inside out.

-Anthony

about two weeks ago
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Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday

artlu Acceptance of Responsibility (320 comments)

It is an interesting position to be placed in, but it is always better to accept responsibility for one's actions. I had to do it as well as part of my case (http://tminr.com/the-book/) but it led to a better outcome had I not admitted wrongdoing and fought.

I hope all of the parties are able to step-up because, if they do, the end result will be a lot better for them.

about two weeks ago
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Judge Says Public Has a Right To Know About FBI's Facial Recognition Database

artlu Re:As a Federal Inmate... (79 comments)

Actually, the average american deems that 2.6 years should be the length of any prison sentence regardless of crime if you via statistics from the United States Sentencing Guideline Commission surveys. That being said, I do not feel like voluntarily forfeiting every asset I owned, losing the woman I loved the most, and losing three years of my life is "getting off lightly." I have paid my debt to society, and I have full intention of paying full restitution to my victims as soon as possible.

Wouldn't it make sense for me to get back to work to pay these people back then to rot away in prison? Sometimes the logical ineptitude of the average person is quite shocking to deal with, and if I would've been punished for this same crime in various other countries such as the UK/Sweden/France/Australia, etc., I would have received much much less time.

Do your research.

about three weeks ago
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Judge Says Public Has a Right To Know About FBI's Facial Recognition Database

artlu Re:As a Federal Inmate... (79 comments)

Unfortunately, the comments posted about me are what I have come to expect from people who are not completely familiar with my case or with the system. I have taken responsibility for my crimes, and I have done everything possible to try and fix my wrongs. This has included the publication of books - http://tminr.com/the-book/ - whereby the proceeds go directly to victims. It has included seminars to high schools, churches, and local YM/YWCAs.

The reality of my case is that, yes, I did wrong, but I never created or started any of my companies with the objective of theft. That said, I was merely trying to illustrate that this was a step in the right direction by a United States District Judge with respect to discussing the realities of the system with the populous.

about three weeks ago
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Judge Says Public Has a Right To Know About FBI's Facial Recognition Database

artlu As a Federal Inmate... (79 comments)

It is amazing to witness how various forms of recognition is attained from an inmate. Everything from phone privileges requiring voice recognition mapping to recurrent DNA swabs become part of the norm. Otherwise, the penalty for disobeying these "rules" is a multi-week stay in the "hole."

It's unfortunate that someone with my education and my level of life experience had to experience federal incarceration, but the rebuilding of one's life also requires a public spread of what is and what is not the reality of the system. See my story: http://tminr.com/bio

about three weeks ago
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Investing Tips for College Students?

artlu Hedge Fund Manager (740 comments)

I've been in the very same place you have, and as a Junior in college I actually started my own hedge fund and became an investment adviser. With that being said, a few thousand does not give you many options, but your age allows for 100% risk! Assuming that you have less than $10k, you should look for alternative investments, or look to use the money to start your own company while your in school. $10k is not enough to become a stock trader, but it is enough to learn the Futures market. $10k will not make you rich sitting in Government or Corporate bonds either. Finally, $10k is enough to become a longer term investor, which means doing fundamental analysis in an industry you look, and finding the best of the best. For example, a risky company is Phinder Technologies (PHDTF.OB) they are a penny stock engaged in E-business apps (my fund owns a whopping 6000 shares). Other examples from the are Sirenza Microdevices they make the chips in satellite radio sets, etc. Try to find where humanity is going.

Finally, my fund (http://theopenfund.com) does take in new traders with a minimum capital commitment of $25k, and we train and everything. Currently, we have five traders.

Well, I hope these tidbits at least allow for some thoughts!

more than 8 years ago

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GroupShares

artlu artlu writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Well, I am happy to announce that my website - GroupShares.com is finally active. The website is to post my paper stock trades. I already have about 15 accounts in 3 days, so I have nothing to complain about. Cool!

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