Sunday, November 28, 2010

Different me

The other day, jealousy swept over me;
I kept watching it. It tried to enrage me.
It told me that my friends do not care for me.
No one is giving me attention.
No one loves me.
I felt low and unhappy.
I kept watching it and
went out to take a walk and fresh air.

The next day, I saw a beautiful woman,
in a bar restaurant.
Lust told me to elope her.
I kept watching lust.
That beautiful women had fair skin
and contrasting black long hair.
Our eyes are hard wired to like contrasts.
But my eyes saw her skull too.
Behind the contrast is blood and bone.
The complete picture of nature.

To fulfill desire and emotion
we are forced to act.

This day I felt  was a long day
Maybe I should have a friend to talk
These days my practice and inner disciple
are out of schedule.
So I took a decision
to spend some time after the shower
in my room and delve within.

I was talking about God
with my uncle on the telephone.
If one does action there is attachment
If one does not one is poor
Right action is a great skill
Even the wise get confused.

If one can tap into inner bliss
and let the mind and nerves
have a taste of it, then the desire
in the hard wires will give way
to the memory of the silent sitting.
These psychic memories
are the most pleasurable.
All burden is taken away
as if when one floats on water
the body feels weightless.

When not happy, there is sorrow
To be bored is to be unhappy
Boredom is unhappiness of mind.
One has to take a stand against sorrow.
I do not want to be one more
sorrow soul on this overburdened earth.
I fight the sorrow in my mind.
After all there is bliss within me.
Why should I run out to get it?

My mind became silent and peaceful
after this inner exercise.
How lazy and foolish we are
that we do not mend the mind
to enjoy the rest of the day
in peace and happiness
instead we let the lazy mind
take over our actions and sorrow
as it creeps in from the half open door.
then come lust,boredom, jealousy.
Like drunken party friends who
talk all miserable things in life and laugh.

Next time when I watch
those drunken lazy friends of mind
I shall pick up an enlightened book
that would increase the pitch of silence
and kick the lazy friends out of my mind.

Then shall my mind be calm
and act with a swift power.
I shall watch it be happy.
My mind acts best
when it is at rest and happy.

When I go out with this swift mind
I see myself and whole nature.
I see the whole woman,
Not only what my lazy mind can see.

Nature is the power of God.
It changes all the time.

I hear the silence.
They say, if one can go deeper and deeper
a greater knowledge shall come.
I am not yet there.
But I already feel the bliss.
I have a job to soak my mind and nerves
with bliss so that they do not complain.

Discipline and practice and common sense
and a desire to be happy and peaceful
is all you need.
I want to be happy in life.
I do not want to go out
and laugh at the same old jokes.
I want new experiences from within.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dream of a Daughter

I dream of a daughter
whom I could see
growing up from a sweet child
to a beautiful women
teach her to be a good women
share with her my sorrows
she would be my real mother
take my raving head into her soothing
 hands and calm my fears.

I see women lost in external beauty
slave to societal demands.
My daughter would be independent,
My daughter would be kind at heart
and enlightened in being.
She understands that however beautiful
external life is not everything.

I would feel happy talking to her all the time.
I see the face of the divine in her.
When a women, she would care for all children.
She would not fear knowledge
of the inner being.
Often, women fear other worldly treasures.

We would go on long walks
I will talk to her about the stars
gods,trees and animals.
teach her to be brave.

She would love her father
like nothing else in this world.
I would kiss her before going to bed.

I would tell her stories of conscience
Never to sell the soul to the devil
lust after money, fame or power.
Always use her abilities
with compassion and conscience.

When she is old enough
show her how to silence the mind
Get rid of the perturbing desires
Be in peace with oneself.

She would be the only one
who would understand me.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Soul searching

Repetition is a normal behavior  and way of learning. But when it becomes excessive the creative aspect of us becomes latent. We are so used to talking the same old things that we do not realize that we repeat ourselves everyday. To repeat ourselves and taking pleasure in known things we can built a walls around ourselves. Many adults spent years and years not learning new things. Our mind is occupied with politics, money and usual drama of life. Not that there is anything wrong is talking about politics and money but all the time about it is setting limits to what can be achievable in a life.

When we were children we were learning several new things everyday. Now we are scared of asking questions. Our boundaries are set by the society we live in. Who can set boundaries for our imaginations of the mind and aspirations of the soul? There are too many unknowables in life like what is the purpose of human life in this vast universe? Nature has developed man for a purpose we do not understand.

We need intense soul searching to understand our actions in life. Everyday I meet people who act as stereo types. People want to imitate their role models in life. Even small things like hair style and the way they dress, they want to imitate models. The way our physical body looks is of great importance for us. It is especially true for female sex because their bodies are in demand in the society. They want to look pretty from the outside. This is our first limitation, the identity with the body.
How much time people talk and waste on this identity with the body? Although we do not have any control on our aging process, we worry about changing body. All our news papers are full of news about who is growing richer, petty politics and advertisements for pursuit of happiness through material wealth.

Now humans are more than 6 billions on earth. That is a big number considering how many humans were living even two centuries back. I some times question the theory of reincarnation adopted to physical evolution of body? Where did the 6 billion souls come from? Of course God is infinite according to the theory and also can make infinite souls. The point is we have accepted a graded evolution of soul from animal to man. Not literally make souls,but He is One with the souls in manifestation and also when not manifest. There could also some jumps in souls from an animal to human. But who come we have 6 billion in number now. Looks like souls are  manifested if there is a bodies ready on earth to be born or there could be many many souls waiting to manifest on earth to get the experience of earth.

Also thinking about how matter and energy are interchangeable at quantum level, matter can vanish into energy and vise versa. On the macroscopic level, there are millions of galaxies far out in space.
One may ask why do we need to know about the range of activities in nature? From the subatomic level to the formation of galaxies? Why not worry about our life only?

Our daily lives are bombarded with information about human activities. Some people are after power, some after happiness in the form of sex, money, etc. But it is hard to find a person who is powerful and also self happy at the same time. To be happy or powerful man is dependent on others and hence the history of suffering. There is no harmony of beauty,knowledge, power and happiness in man. If one has one quality we lack the others. We try to search for what is lacking in outer life but suffering comes in return. Suffering comes because we have the wrong knowledge of the matter in question. We have not studied the nature of our desire. There are infinite number of activities going on  at any moment in nature.

What if we are all the same. What if I see myself in you. Your desires and wants become mine. Even from a scientific point of view and the perspective of the body, we are made of cells. And genetics
makes us look different from each other on the surface, but the basic mechanism of how the cells and organ work is the same in all of us. When we watch each other our attention and knowledge is only of the surface body appearance. But in case we can see the muscles, bones and the organs at the same time along with the surface appearance our actions in life would be very different.

From the perspective of the mind too we all have similar reactions and thinking patterns. All our reactions are represented in our language we use to communicate. Since we mostly have similar reactions we can all communicate them in the same language. So the mind creates the main difference in all of us. It is here that we can either build walls or break them and see ourselves in others. Mind is the seeker of knowledge and there is the vital or life force, which is a seeker of power and happiness.

The unresolved problems of one generation of humans is passed to the next. Now the problems are compounded many times. Every unhappy human being causes negative effect on the environment he lives in. It is reflected in the reaction to daily happenings in life. Our appetites to consume more resources in nature has grown exponentially with the innovation of technology. Just any other power, technology is a double edged knife. If you do not know how to use it, it can destroy you.

Now the power has come to humans before the wisdom to handle it. With this kind of power, we can destroy ourselves rapidly. The way we are doing business, we many not survive another century with this kind of population. There are simply not enough resources on earth. I mean the resources like oil which we are using indiscriminately.

As I sit in my room alone, I think about this question. Is the way of life we lead has something to do with how everything on earth is being destroyed. Our life as usual, the news, the political skirmishes,
our identity with body that is temporary, the desire for happiness, our daily chat with wifes, husbands, children, friends and enemies. Is there something there that can be related to way things are happening in the world?

It is hard for us to sit alone. We are used to constant bombardment of information. As we spend time on all this business as usual, the treat to our survival as a species has become real. We are searching answers to our problems of unhappiness in more power and technology. We have mastered some of the powers of matter but we do not have the wisdom to handle it without harming ourselves. Since we are accustomed to searching answers outside ourselves we meet several people daily to resolve the problem. But everybody is looking to solve the problem of unhappiness in more economic efficiency, technology and consuming more resources of nature.

Will the power give us happiness and satisfaction in life? We have seen in history that one group of people wanting to subjugate others as an honor of power. Our desire to be powerful give a new meaning to our life. In this life where society has not figured out how happiness can be experienced
many individuals find purpose in dominating power. Not in oneness with others but in subjugation of others. When there is ignorance in society, the citizens too choose many paths of ignorance to find purpose in life. Some of these paths could be self destructive or destructive to the society. But this intelligent being, man, who has limited power, knowledge and desire wants to find purpose in life.
A lot of people find a limited purpose in love and taking care of their respective families.

But by now, we should have already gotten over our identification of body problem and opened our love to not only our genetic family but all the people and animals and plants in this world. The dangers that we face now cannot be solved with technology alone. Our identity has to change. We have to find
a deeper unity with beings in the world. How can we get it when the knowledge of the spiritual unity is been relegated to the last benches of the class? It is on the last in the list of our priorities.

As I see it, humans are not going to change any sooner. The states and governments are too feeble to take any action until the death siren rings loud in our ears. But things could be out of control already.
It is hard to restore a natural calamity that is edging to the precipice in a short time. Global warming is one such thing. Everyday I hear new species of animals and plants going on the verge of extinction.
No one seems to be worried. Business as usual. Kill millions of turkey for thankgiving and billions of chickens and cows in factory poultry.

There are many prominent scientists who are saying that we may face many grave challenges in the future. Our way of life and pursuit of happiness in consuming more resources will come to an end.
The new future society that will come out of the soul searching and tremendous problems will have more respect for nature.

If nature has made us, there should be some way of also saving us as a species. As we species we do not need any more quantity. We need more intelligent humans. Since for humans family has become the predominant social group it has become a norm to have children. It is a great ill that humans cannot adopt other children as their own. It is sad that when thousands and thousand of children are without food and shelter, we want to make babies who look like us. We are not able to accept and take care of others children. We do not mind watching them beg on the streets. What a deplorable, pathetic, ignorant situation we are in.

But these limitations and ignorance will come at a cost. Nature will put pressure on us to change and learn to take care of nature and animals. That time is coming near. Our rules and norms will change only with tremendous suffering. To overcome such suffering we need people who are more intelligent and show the path in the new direction. Let us prepare for the day when the need will come.

Anyway, the point is that we have to learn things out of the box. We need to be happy. The mind is alway blaming others for our sorrows. We need to teach our mind the truth. Happiness is beyond the mind. It cannot come to the groping and restive mind. It can come only to the silent and peaceful mind.
To understand this needs soul searching and understanding the nature of our mind and suffering.
If there is a God, we should be able to experience him. Otherwise it is irrelevant to us. How can you believe in a God that you cannot communicate? There should be something inside us that is linked to God. And in case we have a spiritual connection, there is something in us that is hiding it. Our spiritual identity is hidden. All false identities bring suffering and real true identity can only make us satisfied.

If satisfaction cannot be found within us, there is no hope for human being. There will be perpetual wars and destruction in the pursuit of power and happiness. That can only be the logical conclusion.
But the harmony of power, happiness, knowledge and beauty can only come within. There should be a hidden tunnel, a link to the infinite power, bliss and knowledge that we call God, and us.

Is there any way humans can turn to that power instead of external power and technology to solve our
perpetual exponential consuming appetites for happiness? For that to happen a complete change our priorities has to happen. Nature has always creatively destroyed itself to create new things. We humans think we are clever enough not to destroy ourselves to change, but we are not advanced enough. The animal tendencies of selfishness has not been overcome.

Since humans are not able to change their destructive mode, Nature has to do its creative destruction to make humans understand the purpose of future man and nature.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Who Will Stand Up to the Superrich?

"Their ample empirical evidence, some of which I’m citing here, proves that America’s ever-widening income inequality was not an inevitable by-product of the modern megacorporation, or of globalization, or of the advent of the new tech-driven economy, or of a growing education gap. (Yes, the very rich often have fancy degrees, but so do those in many income levels below them.) Inequality is instead the result of specific policies, including tax policies, championed by Washington Democrats and Republicans alike as they conducted a bidding war for high-rolling donors in election after election."

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Comments on War in Afganistan
Thoughtful comments on war in Afganistan

A quick review of the history: The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979. The C.I.A. spent $2.1 billion to support an anti-Soviet resistance, composed predominantly of fundamentalist Muslims. One of those was Osama bin Laden. The Soviets withdrew in 1989. Per Wikipedia, "FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, who has been fired from the agency for disclosing sensitive information, has claimed United States was on intimate terms with Taliban and Al-Qaeda, using them to further certain goals in Central Asia." In 1994, the Taliban had captured Kandahar; by 1996 it controlled the country.

Meanwhile, bin Laden had turned against his former patrons, and called upon the Saudis to drive the US out of the kingdom. He was the alleged mastermind behind attacks on U.S. interests. In 2001, after 9/11, the U.S. launched air strikes against Afghanistan, supposedly in order to get bin Laden. We have been at war in Afghanistan ever since.

Estimated Afghan civilian casualties due to our invasion of that country is 24,676. Estimate of casualties among Afghan combatants is 34,348. We do count our own dead meticulously: US, UK, and other coalition fatalities to date are 2204, plus 8164 seriously injured.

So, in order to avenge the deaths of 2966 Americans on 9/11, which were caused by a man our own C.I.A. financed, we have sacrificed 10,368 of our own people, and killed or seriously injured approximately 59,000 Afghans. Bin Laden is still at large. Heckuva job, my fellow countrymen

Martha Shelley
Portland, Ore.
November 13th, 2010

November 13th, 2010
2:03 am
War is a medieval anachronism that should be engaged in only when there is no alternative, when the enemy is at the gate, and the only option is to fight. War should not be a political option, waged to show that we’re unhappy with another nation’s behavior, or waged as a pretense to plunder another nation’s resources. The goals should be clear, and the objectives should be easily stated, so that we can determine if we’re “winning” or not. Fighting an amorphous enemy or some nebulous concept like “terrorism” is doomed to failure. It is remarkable that there are young people who are willing to sacrifice their lives for this country, and willing to withstand unimaginable physical and emotional pressures that may never leave them. What a waste to squander such devotion on pointless wars that have no end, or that we can’t even tell if we’re winning.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thoughts on Earth sustainability

Needless to say that we are living in a time of human civilization where there are massive problems to solve in the coming half a century. It makes me worried if we are competent enough to solve them. What can an average Joe like me do? At this moment I would say that one has to understand the problems and what intelligent people are debating about, to solve energy crisis in the world. There seems to be abundance of information out there. We need to learn to ask the right questions and also find sustainable solutions to long term problems.

There seems to be a crisis at every level. There is a crisis in food production and agriculture where the salination of lands and use of pesticides caused the pollution of water and land at the same time over many decades now. Though, this kind of massive mono culture farming has helped us to increase the population on earth, we have no guarantee that this kind of farming can keep up with our needs forever. Humans have not yet seen failure of agriculture on a massive scale. We have not respected our
resources from nature. We have been abusing them from a long time now.

I want to list some of the major problems we are facing now due to population and culture of consumerism-
1. Global warming due to our dependency on oil
2. Mono culture agriculture
3. Pollution of our waters
4. Extinction of fishes, vertebrates and other animal species.

It is absurd that humans are not even having a rational discussion on how long our population pressure  can be sustainable. Now that the developing countries like China, India, Brazil and Mexico are in the process of following the same ecological destructive western example, unless new innovations in energy production come along there is little hope for the future.

It took us a century to get more understanding within our own race. We had colonialism, militancy, racism and civil rights to overcome. There were world wars where many millions have lost their lives.
The rise of corporate culture and power and collusion with politics for fulfilling self interests are on the rise. Not that we have completely solved within our selves, we now have to deal with another order of problems that we have never expected. We thought that all the natural resources are infinite and we could exploit them forever. But as the population and its demands have increased many folds within a short amount of time that is not true anymore. Now the problem is that if we continue the 'business as usual' way of life we may severely put many humans or even the race to great danger.

Humans can be very obstinate to change. Why should someone driving an SUV and having a party life give up for some distant Global warming problem? The only solution is that we need to see and love and give the next generation an opportunity to have a happy life. If we deplete and pollute all the resources of Earth, what will the coming generations live off?

All the animals on earth had a predator to control their populations, but man has none. He is leaving massive footprints on earth. Technology and green revolution are the primary reasons that we have populated incredibly. Not that I do not like human beings, but even Earth can only take so much, and what about the rest of the animals and destruction of their habitats due to mind less real estate frenzy.

We are logging forests in Brazil and other natural forest for real estate development in our cities.

Problem of boredom

Millions of people are now stuck in front of their computers and chatting on websites like facebook.  As we get more connected online and we are disconnected with our local community and  nature. Our relations online are superficial and virtual. Our relationship in reality are shallow.

We do not want to think anymore about serious issues concerning us. Where is the time one may ask after doing the 40 hr job and taking care of the family? I agree we do not have time now to have any intelligent discussion. All the non sense in the television fills our boring life with some irony.
We watch people dying in other countries and still not be affected and carry on our normal lives.

No one lives here forever. We need to give the best we can for the next generation before we leave this planet. I hope we muster courage to fight the greed and senseless of our age and turn our attention to the real problems and save our planet. We need to stop populating and putting pressure on environment any more.

Man is beset with problems within where he cannot find any certain happiness on a day to day life. Man is groping and searching for happiness which is a rare commodity. We get bored sitting alone. We need company. With company comes problems of sharing and selfishness. On one hand we cannot spend time alone and on the other hand we have problems living with other people. What a terrible fate? We have our moments of laughing and caring but there is always a hole, a void that need to be filled with happiness from within. To fill this inner void we try to replace it with outer life interactions.
This void within brings disturbances in our relationships in our outer life. We wonder why we get into problems albeit our good intension.

We need to fill this inner void with self happiness. We need to connect with our inner self. We need to spend time in silence and let the worrying mind rest in peace. I believe that not doing anything is better than destroying our surroundings. In our frustration we injure animals, plants and humans.
We do not care, because we are unhappy. Unhappy humans want to fill their inner void with money, consumerism, sex, drugs etc. We need to build a culture where happiness and filling void within should be an important priority.

Our fit with nationalistic tribalism must to give way for universal brotherhood. The problems we face now are not because of repression of the peoples of the democracy but the other way round. The people have taken their rights for granted and are addicted to this consumerism. We are happy with this way of life. We do not like anybody telling us that this way of life is unsustainable and the oil addiction is going to eventually make life miserable.

Although none of this original thought, I feel if we could organize and make things happen and bring some happiness into our lives, then we have achieved something. Where better to start than with our friends.

Constant changing security is a major problem

Changing securities constantly without holding can drain the capital and the profits. Firstly it increases the transaction costs, secondly it increases the risk to new stocks that are volatile. One has to pick a stock that is constantly moving for example 10 percent per month and sit on it.

Now i got into DLTR. This stock has been doing good. It moved 10 percent each month the last couple of months above the 30 day average. One has to stick to this plan. Constant changing securities like the way I did with JKS, just wiped out the profit I got in BIDU and also now BIDU is moving up. So lost the extra money in BIDU and also the gain I made in BIDU last month. That is a horrible strategy.

It is very tempting to change stocks but it is a horrible habit. Its a waste of time and energy. The beauty of sitting and holding is that one has to just leave it and see your money grow. Do not be greedy, you will lose everything.

Foolishness and stupidity are ingrained in us. One has to take great care not to indulge in them, though indulging may give some thrill, our purpose in life will not be fulfilled.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Dark Energy, Dark Matter

In the early 1990's, one thing was fairly certain about the expansion of the Universe. It might have enough energy density to stop its expansion and recollapse, it might have so little energy density that it would never stop expanding, but gravity was certain to slow the expansion as time went on. Granted, the slowing had not been observed, but, theoretically, the Universe had to slow. The Universe is full of matter and the attractive force of gravity pulls all matter together. Then came 1998 and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations of very distant supernovae that showed that, a long time ago, the Universe was actually expanding more slowly than it is today. So the expansion of the Universe has not been slowing due to gravity, as everyone thought, it has been accelerating. No one expected this, no one knew how to explain it. But something was causing it.
Eventually theorists came up with three sorts of explanations. Maybe it was a result of a long-discarded version of Einstein's theory of gravity, one that contained what was called a "cosmological constant." Maybe there was some strange kind of energy-fluid that filled space. Maybe there is something wrong with Einstein's theory of gravity and a new theory could include some kind of field that creates this cosmic acceleration. Theorists still don't know what the correct explanation is, but they have given the solution a name. It is called dark energy.

What Is Dark Energy?

More is unknown than is known. We know how much dark energy there is because we know how it affects the Universe's expansion. Other than that, it is a complete mystery. But it is an important mystery. It turns out that roughly 70% of the Universe is dark energy. Dark matter makes up about 25%. The rest - everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all of our instruments, all normal matter - adds up to less than 5% of the Universe. Come to think of it, maybe it shouldn't be called "normal" matter at all, since it is such a small fraction of the Universe.
Universe Dark Energy-1 Expanding Universe
Universe Dark Energy-1 Expanding Universe
. This diagram shows changes in the rate of expansion since the Universe's birth 14 billion years ago. The more shallow the curve, the faster the rate of expansion. The curve changes noticeably about 7.5 billion years ago, when objects in the Universe began flying apart at a faster rate. Astronomers theorize that the faster expansion rate is due to a mysterious, dark energy that is pulling galaxies apart. Credit: NASA/STSci/Ann Feild
One explanation for dark energy is that it is a property of space. Albert Einstein was the first person to realize that empty space is not nothing. Space has amazing properties, many of which are just beginning to be understood. The first property that Einstein discovered is that it is possible for more space to come into existence. Then one version of Einstein's gravity theory, the version that contains acosmological constant, makes a second prediction: "empty space" can possess its own energy. Because this energy is a property of space itself, it would not be diluted as space expands. As more space comes into existence, more of this energy-of-space would appear. As a result, this form of energy would cause the Universe to expand faster and faster. Unfortunately, no one understands why the cosmological constant should even be there, much less why it would have exactly the right value to cause the observed acceleration of the Universe. Another explanation for how space acquires energy comes from the quantum theory of matter. In this theory, "empty space" is actually full of temporary ("virtual") particles that continually form and then disappear. But when physicists tried to calculate how much energy this would give empty space, the answer came out wrong - wrong by a lot. The number came out 10120 times too big. That's a 1 with 120 zeros after it. It's hard to get an answer that bad. So the mystery continues.
Perseus Cluster Dwarf Galaxies
Perseus Cluster Dwarf Galaxies - These four dwarf galaxies are part of a census of small galaxies in the tumultuous heart of the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster. The galaxies appear smooth and symmetrical, suggesting that they have not been tidally disrupted by the pull of gravity in the dense cluster environment. Larger galaxies around them, however, are being ripped apart by the gravitational tug of other galaxies.
Another explanation for dark energy is that it is a new kind of dynamical energy fluid or field, something that fills all of space but something whose effect on the expansion of the Universe is the opposite of that of matter and normal energy. Some theorists have named this "quintessence," after the fifth element of the Greek philosophers. But, if quintessence is the answer, we still don't know what it is like, what it interacts with, or why it exists. So the mystery continues.
A last possibility is that Einstein's theory of gravity is not correct. That would not only affect the expansion of the Universe, but it would also affect the way that normal matter in galaxies and clusters of galaxies behaved. This fact would provide a way to decide if the solution to the dark energy problem is a new gravity theory or not: we could observe how galaxies come together in clusters. But if it does turn out that a new theory of gravity is needed, what kind of theory would it be? How could it correctly describe the motion of the bodies in the Solar System, as Einstein's theory is known to do, and still give us the different prediction for the Universe that we need? There are candidate theories, but none are compelling. So the mystery continues.
The thing that is needed to decide between dark energy possibilities - a property of space, a new dynamic fluid, or a new theory of gravity - is more data, better data. The Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM) is a NASA mission which is currently under study. Its goal will be to provide observations of the Universe that will allow theorists to discriminate between theories and, perhaps, finally lead to the solution of the mystery.
New Clue to Dark Matter
A Clash of Clusters Provides New Clue to Dark Matter
 A powerful collision of galaxy clusters has been captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. The observations of the cluster known as MACS J0025.4-1222 indicate that a titanic collision has separated the dark from ordinary matter and provide an independent confirmation of a similar effect detected previously in a target dubbed the Bullet Cluster. These new results show that the Bullet Cluster is not an anomalous case.

What Is Dark Matter?

By fitting a theoretical model of the composition of the Universe to the combined set of cosmological observations, scientists have come up with the composition that we described above, ~70% dark energy, ~25% dark matter, ~5% normal matter. What is dark matter?
We are much more certain what dark matter is not than we are what it is. First, it is dark, meaning that it is not in the form of stars and planets that we see. Observations show that there is far too little visible matter in the Universe to make up the 25% required by the observations. Second, it is not in the form of dark clouds of normal matter, matter made up of particles called baryons. We know this because we would be able to detect baryonic clouds by their absorption of radiation passing through them. Third, dark matter is not antimatter, because we do not see the unique gamma rays that are produced when antimatter annihilates with matter. Finally, we can rule out large galaxy-sized black holes on the basis of how many gravitational lenses we see. High concentrations of matter bend light passing near them from objects further away, but we do not see enough lensing events to suggest that such objects to make up the required 25% dark matter contribution.
However, at this point, there are still a few dark matter possibilities that are viable. Baryonic matter could still make up the dark matter if it were all tied up in brown dwarfs or in small, dense chunks of heavy elements. These possibilities are known as massive compact halo objects, or "MACHOs". But the most common view is that dark matter is not baryonic at all, but that it is made up of other, more exotic particles like axions or WIMPS (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles).

Friday, November 5, 2010

Intraday Dip

Certain stocks in rally, have an unusual dip during the opening of the day. This dip goes around 10% below the 30 day moving average. One has to be caution to keep the Stop Sell more than 10 % to prevent this kind of sell off of the stock. This happened to me with HS. I should have got back into it immediately but did not and that caused me significant loss. Anyway, this is a lesson to learn to always keep the Sell stop more than 10 % on these low capital and low number of share stocks. It usually happens when some one has dumped the shares and took the profits. There is a high volume with the plunge of the price. This means someone has dumped the shares. 
Unusually, these stocks come back to previous levels the next couple of days. It is a very good point to buy and make good profits right way. One has to wait, wait, wait, till it is good time to buy on the dip in the rally. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

An observation on stock rally and quarterly results-Dip will come wait for it

When the stock is on the 30 day MA and if there is good news there is great possibility that the stock will rise high during the quarterly results period.

Some stock rise 20-25 percent or more even before the results are announced and these stocks are at least 10-15 percent above the 30 day MA. One has to be avoid buying stocks at that point because, like today experience with PPO, the stock rose 20% on expectations of more profits and fell down from 36 to a low of 28. 5 and closed at 32.6. Now at 32.6 it is on the 30 day MA. This is a good point to buy the stock in rally.

Always, one needs to develop patience to buy stocks only when they come down near to the 30 day MA or when they are consolidating. Some times the consolidation takes a couple of weeks. One has to be patient and wait. Buying and selling with impatience causes senseless losses.

Always, always, buy during consolidation and wait for a couple of week to rise, or buy on the dip to the 30 day MA for a rallying stock. Every stock no matter what has to come back to the 30 day MA. That is the time to buy. One can also buy when the stock is very close to the 30 day MA and finished a minor correction. Even that is a good point to enter. But not on the top before consolidation, this is the worst time to buy the stock.

To minimize risks one has to make it a habit to buy at the right points.
RVBD was a good example, the stock moved from 44, right on the red line, 30 day MA, to 59 now in 2 weeks. This was a perfect missed opportunity of 30 percent.  Even other stocks like TIBX, were consolidating at 18.5 for a couple of weeks. Now it rose to 20.5. One has to buy during consolidation and be patient.
Do something else, do not tinker with stocks, it always causes losses and transactions costs rise.

Anyway got into PPO at 32.25. Expecting the stock to rise to 40 in 2 months. Lets see, its a big bet of the month.

I got into HS and ENDP at the wrong points and got losses. Now got into PPO at the right time. One should not get emotional, one has to wait for the dip, with cash loaded. Dip will come. Wait for it.