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Kersasp ('Kersie') Shekhdar

Portfolio
Intrepidreport
"Once, there were forests . . ."

The state of the forests, deforestation, and what we can do about it Up until about the Industrial Revolution, deforestation-if it could be called that-used to be a not unnatural consequence of man's need for timber, the expansion of human settlements, and slash-and-burn agriculture which has been practised since the Neolithic Age and is still used by indigeous or nomadic peoples and settlers.

Seeking Alpha
09/10/2014
Endeavour Mining: Could This Pink Sheet's Investors 'Strike Gold'?

The Toronto Stock Exchange has "tonnes" of mining stocks, and also has "heaps" of penny stocks. Endeavour Mining Corporation ( OTCQX:EDVMF, TSX:EDV) is both, a mining stock and a penny stock. At present, it is trading near the high of its 52-week range of $0.44 to $1.02.

Activistpost
07/26/2018
Legalized Kidnappers and the American Heracleidae

Op-Ed by Kersasp Shekhdar Dedicated to all the suffering parents whose children were 'legally kidnapped' by an unjust and totalitarian government. Introduction A spate of 'legalized kidnappings' is ongoing throughout the United States. The perpetrators, however, are not criminals per se, they are agents of the government.

Informationclearinghouse
No Reprieve for Humankind: The Iron Fog

For the American's knowledge of national and international affairs, and even his interpretation of econo-political terms and terminology, has very nearly been severed from that of the rest of the world, not to mention from (a reasonable approximation of) the truth.

The Unz Review
No Reprieve for Humankind: The Iron Fog

"From Bangor off the Atlantic to San Diego in the Pacific, an Iron Fog is descending around the U.S.A. Behind its periphery lie all the cities of the United States of America. New York, Dallas, Chicago, and San Francisco, all these famous cities and the populations that lie around them are subject to the obfuscation carried by this fog."

Thepeoplesvoice
The EU, Greece, and All That

Amidst a hand-wringing defence of the indefensible, The New Statesman propagated a common myth thus: "The European Union has indeed brought peace and prosperity to the people of Europe..." Indeed, it never did. The institution that arguably brought peace and truly brought prosperity to Europe was the E.E.C.

Dissidentvoice
02/12/2016
The EU, Greece, and All That

Amidst a hand-wringing defence of the indefensible, The New Statesman propagated a common myth thus: "The European Union has indeed brought peace and prosperity to the people of Europe . . ." Indeed, it never did. The institution that arguably brought peace and truly brought prosperity to Europe was the E.E.C.

Dissidentvoice
01/31/2016
Systemically Corruption-Proofing Judicial Systems and Courts

To: Mr. Cobus de Swardt and Mr. Miklos Marschall, Managing Director and Deputy Director, Transparency International Corruption can only be diverted, pushed back, or temporarily controlled using checks, inquiries, and stopgap measures of the kind Transparency International advocates and employs. Corruption cannot be eliminated with such techniques nor can a system be modified towards making it corruption-proof.

Seeking Alpha
10/27/2014
Continental Gold's High Grades: An Encore Of Mining's 'Golden Age'

On 9th June, Continental Gold Ltd. (TSX:CNL; OTCQX:CGOOF) announced that it had discovered a deposit with a staggering ore grade of 97.8 g/t through a thickness of 6.9 metres. Such a grade is now unheard of. That is only the lead highlight, however.

Seeking Alpha
09/10/2014
Endeavour Mining: Could This Pink Sheet's Investors 'Strike Gold'?

The Toronto Stock Exchange has "tonnes" of mining stocks, and also has "heaps" of penny stocks. Endeavour Mining Corporation ( OTCQX:EDVMF, TSX:EDV) is both, a mining stock and a penny stock. At present, it is trading near the high of its 52-week range of $0.44 to $1.02.

Seeking Alpha
08/11/2014
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Going Once, Going Twice... Sold!

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) was lately in the news for a reason that would concern shareholders: insiders unloading shares like there's no tomorrow. We've all heard of rats deserting a sinking ship but is this a case of officers deserting the ship? The company's C.F.O.

Seeking Alpha
08/01/2014
Could 'Overvalued' ConAgra Be A Bargain Buy For Tomorrow?

Last year diversified food products company ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) gobbled up Ralcorp Holdings and the consensus view today is that it "bit off more than it could chew." The deal came hot on the heels of ConAgra's acquisitions of P.F. Chang's and Bertolli from Unilever in 2012.

Music News
04/04/2012
Music News

Howdy Folks, Well, if yesterday's post was a medley, today's is a veritable mixture! You've heard of (and probably seen) 'The Hunger Games' - it's one of those movies that just catches the public's fancy and doesn't let go. That record-setting movie has pulled its soundtrack right to the top of Billboard's Album Charts.

Eye on Spain
Top 5 things to see in Barcelona

Dismissed a scant two decades back by sophisticated travellers and even by the travel industry as a charmless, grimy industrial city, Barcelona has staged the biggest comeback since a down-and-out singer named Frank Sinatra resurrected his short career in 1953 by playing Maggio in From Here to Eternity.

Yahoo
Song for Spring

A Song for Spring to celebrate the Vernal Equinox -- Nav-Roze or Naurooz

Yahoo
What is Private Health Insurance? an Introductory Guide

In Australia, one of a person's most essential needs is as widely available as it is easy to get -- yet difficult to choose. We are, frankly, blessed with an abundance of health insurance choices so that one person can opt to have only the most basic coverage while another may get herself insured from top to toe and everything in between.

Yahoo
Private Health Insurance Versus Medicare

"Medicare or Private Health Insurance?," that is the vexing question. Answer it incorrectly and you'll waste a lot of money; answer it incorrectly in another way and you'll endanger your health, well-being, and savings. Not to worry, that vexing question is addressed in this head-to-head contest.

Yahoo
'The Unknown World'

Video-sharing sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and Yidio have pulled off an accidental rescue act that they were never envisaged for: rescuing Hollywood's disappearing Silent Screen Classics, featuring the birth of Special Effects, from oblivion. The word 'disappearing' is no exaggeration; Lon Chaney's 1927 special effects (abbreviated to 'SFX' in the Industry) silent movie London After Midnight is lost forever.

Seekingalpha
Kraft For The Long Run

The company behind that instantly-recognizable chocolate, Toblerone, Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) occupies a lonely position in the United States - competitors are few and far between. Kraft competes with Sara Lee in packaged meats and frozen desserts and with Mars in all things chocolate.

Fool
11/11/2013
Pick Mondelez International For a Solid Investment

In June of last year, now-defunct announced that it would split into two companies, a decision that was approved by the company's board in August. As a result, what was formerly Kraft Foods is now NASDAQ: NASDAQ: Kraft Foods Group ( KRFT ) and Mondelez International ( MDLZ ) .

Fool
10/29/2013
Goldcorp Pulls a Joe Montana

Goldcorp ( ) has a reputation for being a tightly run player. Unlike other major gold producers like Rio Tinto ( ) and BHP Billiton ( ) , but similar to Eldorado Gold ( ) , Goldcorp has a near-exclusive focus, which is reflected in its name.