Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ernst & Young agrees to pay $8-million TRE-X penalty

Dirty Ernst & Young pays a true pittance for the horrid Sino Forest scam and lets get serious here. These MFers are 100% responsible for this public fraud and are getting off basically for free the basterds. Just ANOTHER example of how hopeless securities regulation is in this country.

We have a gaggle of former E&Y scumbags involved in TRE-X and take a bow boyotards ... crime does pay, for some.
This monkey COULD go on and on. These wicked MFers were instrumental in the Sino Forest fraud, in other words THERE COULD HAVE BEEN NO FRAUD except for the critical involvement of the E&Y scum who joined the TRE-X BoD.

TOTAL shame on the OSC for settling for fuk all. This BS spells out why a serious criminal basterd sets up shop in Canada always and in America never. UNREAL is what the latest insult is. Somebody requires a jail term to deter other scumbags.
At one time the TRE-X fraud had a market capitalization exceeding $ 6 fukkin billion and who's "fault" is that exactly? Look absolutely NO FURTHER than the criminal scum "counting" the completely imaginary beans here citizens.
By absolute, 100% rights there should be some jail time involved here. Naturally there ain't, probably never will be, and damn it is citizens.


http://www.stockwatch.com/News/Item.aspx?bid=Z-C:*OSC-2215654&symbol=*OSC®ion=C

Gems of the Smithsonian

The Bismarck Sapphire Necklace is a sapphire necklace designed by Cartier in 1935.

It is named after Countess Mona von Bismarck, who donated the piece to the Smithsonian in 1967. The sapphire itself was purchased by the Countess in Sri Lanka in 1926. The necklace consists of a single chain of platinum links connected by pairs of round brilliant cut diamonds. The 98.6 carat table cut Bismarck Sapphire is mounted in a pendant at the front of the necklace, surrounded by baguette-cut diamonds.
The Carmen LĂșcia Ruby is a 23.1-carat Burmese ruby set in a platinum ring with diamonds. It was donated by Peter Buck in memory of his wife Carmen LĂșcia. The stone was mined from the Mogok region of Burma in the 1930s.
The Blue Heart Diamond was found at the Premier Mine, South Africa in 1908. This 30.62 carat heart-shaped, brilliant cut blue diamond was faceted by French jeweler Atanik Eknayan of Paris in 1909-1910 from a 100.5 carat piece of rough.

Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather Post gifted the Blue Heart Diamond to the National Gem Collection in 1964.
The DeYoung Red Diamond is one of the largest known natural fancy dark red diamonds. It is a modified round brilliant cut VS-2 diamond of 5.03 carats. The diamond was acquired by S. Sydney DeYoung, a Boston jeweler, as part of a collection of estate jewelry and identified, incorrectly, as a garnet. It was gifted to the National Gem Collection by Mr. DeYoung in 1987.
The Hooker Emerald is 75.47 carats and surrounded by 109 round brilliant and 20 baguette cut diamonds, totaling approximately 13 carats. It was once the property of Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876-1909) who wore it in his belt buckle. Tiffany & Co. purchased the emerald at auction in 1911.

The stone originated from Colombia and was probably shipped to Europe by Spanish conquistadores in the 16th or 17th century. Mrs. Janet Annenberg Hooker purchased the brooch from Tiffany in 1955, and in 1977 she donated it to the Smithsonian.
The 58.19-carat Maharani Cat’s Eye from Sri Lanka. The optical phenomenon of chatoyancy can be displayed by many gemstones, but the most popular and highly prized is that of the mineral chrysoberyl.

The “eye” that the stone displays when it is cut cabochon is caused by the reflection of light off numerous parallel inclusions of fine, needle-like crystals, commonly of the mineral rutile.
The Petersen Tanzanite Brooch. Pair of matched tanzanite gems about 30 carats. The floral platinum brooch, designed by Harry Winston in 1991, has 24 carats of diamonds. The tanzanite “flowers” can be detached and worn as earrings. The Petersen Tanzanite Brooch was gifted to the National Gem Collection in 2002.

The Sherman Diamond is one of five pendants from a diamond necklace. The necklace was a gift from the khedive of Egypt to Civil War General William Sherman for his daughter’s wedding in 1874. The necklace was divided among his three daughters. The pendant has an 8.52-carat pear shaped diamond surrounded by 17 round diamonds.




Monday, September 29, 2014

Gold of the Achaemenid Empire

The Achaemenid Empire (c. 550–330 BCE), was an empire in Western and Central Asia, founded in the 6th century BCE by Cyrus the Great.

The dynasty draws its name from king Achaemenes, who ruled Persis between 705 BCE and 675 BCE. The empire expanded to eventually rule over much of the ancient world which at around 500 BCE stretched from the Indus Valley in the east, to Thrace and Macedon on the northeastern border of Greece, making it the biggest empire the world had yet seen. The Achaemenid Empire would eventually control Egypt as well.

Panoramic view of the Naqsh-e Rustam. This site contains the tombs of four Achaemenid kings, including those of Darius I and Xerxes.
In 480 BCE, it is estimated that 50 million people lived in the Achaemenid Empire or about 44% of the world's population at the time, making it by population the largest empire.

Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon) defeated the Persian armies at Granicus (334 BCE), followed by Issus (333 BCE), and lastly at Gaugamela (331 BCE).

Afterwards, he marched on Susa and Persepolis which surrendered in early 330 BCE.



See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/02/ancient-gold-coins-redux.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/02/ultra-cool-ancient-gold-coins-ii.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/04/the-prospero-collection.html