Remember....as some seem to forget..or didn't ever bother to notice.....that image in question was made up of two different images.
Only one of the images had anything to do with the NYPD. (..won...to the other.)
..and that was done/provided...on purpose.
Was it a message to someone who really should have known bettor?....I'm knot SO sure....but it sure doES appear like it could somehow be related to
some sort of big Gambino gamble..to my eyES.
Gambino gamble......there were recent arrests of 30 "wiseguys' in and around NYC on racketeering charges. From the NY Daily News 1/16/13:
Pre-dawn arrests netted the capture of 30 suspected wiseguys from members of the Gambino, Lucchese and Genovese crime families. Carmine (Papa Smurf) Franco is the man pictured in the upper right-hand corner. Joseph Sarcinella is on the bottom far right. The identities of the others are still coming out.
The pre-dawn arrests began around 5 a.m., with FBI agents putting the cuffs on the suspects.
The lead defendant was identified as Carmine "Papa Smurf" Franco, a Genovese family associate with more than three decades in the garbage business.
Franco was accused of continuing to work in waste management despite two prior convictions that led to his ban from the business in New Jersey - and the loss of his license in New York City.
"Papa Smurf", Smurfette and the gang. Carmine Franco, also known as Papa Smurf, was the alleged ring leader in a waste-management racketeering scheme. A second indictment implicated three defendants in the purchase of nearly 100,000 contraband cigarettes - and with the bizarre October 2010 theft of a hot dog cart in Orangeburg, N.Y.
Garbage "godfather" Franco controlled and operated companies fronted by phony owners, using his position to direct local "control and operation of waste hauling businesses," the indictment charged. The indictment accused the suspects of extortion - including a $500 a week payoff from one victim - along with loansharking, mail fraud and other charges between March 2009 and April 2012. The extortion included protection payments from legitimate businesses, the indictment charged. One of the owners targeted in the shakedown became a cooperating witness, officials said.
The participants in the crooked operation "controlled the activities of the businesses ... and diverted most of the profits of these companies to themselves," the indictment charged. Some of the participants were accused of stealing tons of cardboard from rival garbage companies, and transporting them across state lines to Staten Island - where they were sold for an illegal profit. The operation also included holding sit-downs to resolve disputes among the garbage haulers, the indictment charged. Five of the suspects were identified as made members of the Mafia: Four with the Genovese family, and one with the Gambino family.
RTTNews.com) - Billionaire John Malone-controlled Liberty Media Corp. (STRZA) revealed Thursday in a regulatory filing that it has bought a further 50 million shares of common stock in Sirius XM Radio, Inc. ( SIRI ) to raise its holdings in the satellite radio company to just over a majority stake.
According to a Form 4 filing with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission, Liberty Media bought 50 million shares in New York-based Sirius XM at a price of $3.16 for a total consideration of about $158 million.
Following the share purchase, Liberty Media and its wholly owned subsidiaries beneficially own about 2.0 billion shares of common stock in Sirius XM or a 50.7 percent stake.
Liberty Media had also earlier in the week converted its remaining preferred stock in Sirius XM to common stock.
Liberty Media, Sirius' largest shareholder, had in early September increased its stake in Sirius XM to 49.7 percent from 49.2 percent. Liberty Media became Sirius' largest shareholder in 2009 after it gave the company a $530 million loan to help it stave off bankruptcy.
Liberty Media then applied for a clearance from the Federal Communications Commission to exercise control over the company, which it subsequently received.
The acquisition of a controlling stake in Sirius XM will enable Malone to go ahead with his plans to spin off Sirius as publicly traded company.
The move to boost its stake to a majority stake came after a provision to prevent Liberty Media from owning a stake of more than 49.5 percent in Sirius expired in March 2012. The restriction was in place as per the terms of transaction on the loan provided by Liberty Media to Sirius XM.
STRZA closed Thursday's regular trading session at $15.89, up $0.33 or 2.12% on a volume of 4.03 million shares.
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This is interesting, too. I wonder if HS could land at Hulu after Malone cans him:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — It sounds like a match made in media heaven: SiriusXM Radio’s dynamic and departing Chief Executive Mel Karmazin running Hulu. The video-streaming company, whose parents include News Corp. NWS -0.77% , Walt Disney Co. DIS -0.74% and Comcast/NBCUniversal CMCSA +0.23% , needs a charismatic CEO who can confer a dose of sex appeal on to the brand and give it a greater identity.
Presumably, someone with a track record as distinguished as that of Karmazin — who co-founded Infinity Broadcasting and served as president of CBS — could put an end to such headlines as FastCompany.com’s pronouncement last October: “Hulu Struggles to Survive the Influence of Its Parent Companies.” Meanwhile, Karmazin could use a job. SiriusXM SIRI +0.64% seemed like a perfect fit for him. He’s an executive who had a reputation as a high-energy boss who got results. During the reign of Karmazin, who joined the company in 2004, its subscriber rolls zoomed to 23 million from 600,000.
But the clock started ticking toward Karmazin’s exit almost from the minute that Liberty Media Corp.’s LMCAD +0.24% ambitious leader John Malone made it clear that he intended to gobble up SiriusXM. Liberty Media controls nearly 50% of the satellite-radio company. Karmazin, who likes to be his own boss and not report to anybody else, had no intention of serving as Malone’s deputy,
Another reason why Hulu could be a possible destination for Karmazin? The top job is open. Jason Kilar, who has been with Hulu since 2007, is exiting the six-year-old company in this quarter.
What is Hulu, exactly? It is an Internet site and a subscription service that presents advertising-bolstered, on-demand streaming video of television programs, movies and new media trailers, film clips and other footage. Questions have dogged Hulu. Could a company with so many bosses be autonomous? Should it be a free site or should people pay for some services? Would it be acquired at any point? Would there be an initial public offering? Karmazin may figure that Hulu would be too problematic because he would have to serve so many masters. In addition to the broadcast giants calling the shots, Providence Equity Partners has also provided funding.
Granted, Karmazin, who declined to be interviewed for this piece, would have to re-jigger his business and lifestyle priorities if he took the reins at Hulu. He is a dedicated New Yorker and Hulu happens to be based in Santa Monica, Calif. More nettlesome, perhaps, Karmazin stressed the other day on CNBC, in an interview with David Faber, that he wanted to set his sights on running a public company, which features an independent board of directors. Uh-oh. Hulu is privately owned.
Winst - Howard called a big meeting today.
Is this the beginning you were referring to?
That was last week...not this week.
...and it really wasn't a beginning..as much as it was more of a "(k)new" beginning.
I think that calling it a knew chapter..or maybe the next chapter would probably be more fitting.
In my previous messagES...I was really referring to something else that was more directly related...and more directly intended.
OK..I'll just say it....I think that at this point some or most of the cat is already out of that bag.
I was referring directly to a specific meeting/discussion...and the "circulation" of certain materials related to that meeting/discussion.
If there will be any sort of trouble coming my way for sharing that information...so be it...I'll wheel..and I'll deal.
They'll be even more troublES coming in everyway soon enough...maybe even as soon as next..weak.