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by WaaghBakri
April 22nd, 2003, 7:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Profound Quotes
Replies: 642
Views: 226960

Profound Quotes

If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. - Abraham Lincoln, U.S. president. speech, Jan. 27, 1837.
by WaaghBakri
April 22nd, 2003, 4:15 am
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Topic: Cost of the War
Replies: 136
Views: 195667

Cost of the War

<t>QuoteAfghanistan’s national museum is one of the richest cultural repositories in the world, housing the most elegant antiquities from Alexandria, Ashokan, Akhamansheed, Greek, Budd-hist, Kanishkan, Zoroastrian and Muslim periods.........................the marathon gory drama of death and destru...
by WaaghBakri
April 22nd, 2003, 3:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cost of the War
Replies: 136
Views: 195667

Cost of the War

<t>Your thoughts on the impact oil price will have on Russia is interesting. I am aware of the huge reserves the ex-Soviet republics have (collectively second largest?), but am very fuzzy on the oil dependencies. Your cut-off for $12/barrel is rather large, if it's onshore oil that we are talking ab...
by WaaghBakri
April 21st, 2003, 8:32 pm
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Topic: Cost of the War
Replies: 136
Views: 195667

Cost of the War

......while the iraqi people trashed their own museum......I would like to think that it has little to do with nationality......its simply animal/mob behaviour of people, of any nationality, in absense of law & order, all opportunistic.......recall the LA riots? Looting?........
by WaaghBakri
April 21st, 2003, 8:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cost of the War
Replies: 136
Views: 195667

Cost of the War

<t>I could see crude easily going to $12 for example in a year or two. .....and the fringe benefits of turning the screws on OPEC, rap on knuckles for the Saudi monarchy (now, be good boys!! You know we could drive this lower!), dethroning Venezula's Chavez via civil unrest (this time we'll succeed!...
by WaaghBakri
April 19th, 2003, 4:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Oil for Euros Vs. Dollars - Impact?
Replies: 10
Views: 190256

Oil for Euros Vs. Dollars - Impact?

Regarding Iraq pricing oil in euros, yes, I did read an article (I think) a while ago, and it prompted my question. Having no background in these matters, was curious as to the impact such a move might have ..... Interesting stuff ... Thanks folks.
by WaaghBakri
April 19th, 2003, 7:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Oil for Euros Vs. Dollars - Impact?
Replies: 10
Views: 190256

Oil for Euros Vs. Dollars - Impact?

<t>I'm not even sure if the question makes much sense, but if it does ....... How would the dollar be impacted if a major oil producing country priced oil in euros as opposed to dollars? If OPEC decided that they would price their oil in euros as opposed to dollars, I suppose the dollar would weaken...
by WaaghBakri
April 19th, 2003, 6:50 am
Forum: The Quantitative Finance FAQs Project
Topic: What is Arbitrage Pricing Theory?
Replies: 8
Views: 194573

What is Arbitrage Pricing Theory?

<t>Any assets or financial strategies, which produce the same flows of money should have the same price.Hope I'm not overlooking the obvious, but is there some additional qualification? For e.g., if one considers 2 bonds by different issuers with the same face value, same fixed coupons, same maturit...
by WaaghBakri
April 18th, 2003, 5:07 am
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Topic: Pathetic Press
Replies: 18
Views: 190753

Pathetic Press

How convenient ...... they get larger & greater control .....Separately, the media "buzz" on Syria seems to have begun......and wondered whether US polls taken in a few months time will "show" that 50% believe that "Syrians" were responsible for 9/11 .....
by WaaghBakri
April 18th, 2003, 4:52 am
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Topic: Pathetic Press
Replies: 18
Views: 190753

Pathetic Press

<t>On the media ownership debate in the US.......--------------------------------------------------------------------Copps: Media Should Cover FCC Reform As Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps barnstorms around the country holding unofficial public hearings in advance of a scheduled Ju...
by WaaghBakri
April 13th, 2003, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Quantitative Finance FAQs Project
Topic: What are the forward and backward equations?
Replies: 24
Views: 194814

What are the forward and backward equations?

When deriving the Fokker_planck equation, should one use the Ito- or Stratonovitch-interpretation of the SDE? Why? Alternatively, when deriving the coefficients of the F-P equation, which interpretation of the SDE should be used - Ito or Stratonovitch (or some other interpretation)? Why?
by WaaghBakri
April 9th, 2003, 5:27 am
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Topic: Shock & Awe
Replies: 31
Views: 190896

Shock & Awe

<t>.........a girl, long black plait held off her forehead by a red Alice band, was laid out beside her little brother. Their mother lay across the aisle, beige dress soaked in blood from hem to armpits. Another brother slumped on the floor, insensible to the fact that he was sitting in his mother's...
by WaaghBakri
April 9th, 2003, 5:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pathetic Press
Replies: 18
Views: 190753

Pathetic Press

<t>I assured him he need not worry, the Iraqis were not about to mount an invasion on California. Yes, he said, but what about the French?It was only when I was about to tell him that French troops were already making their way south from Quebec and that Napoleon was confident they would be in Long ...
by WaaghBakri
April 8th, 2003, 10:05 pm
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Topic: Dr. Ahmad Chalabi - Successor?
Replies: 4
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Dr. Ahmad Chalabi - Successor?

<t>Oh Brother, is this guy naive!!!! Syed Mohammad Bahr Uloom, a leader from the Islamic Ahl al Bayt Foundation said the U.S. forces must leave immediately after the military operation. "We do not accept governorship by the coalition forces," he said. "Right after they have finished their military w...
by WaaghBakri
April 5th, 2003, 11:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pathetic Press
Replies: 18
Views: 190753

Pathetic Press

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