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  1. Questiondog

    Bank of Dave

    Just stumbled accross this. http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/economics/2012/07/bank-dave-money-burnley It's on 4od too. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/bank-of-dave/4od#3383603 Great stuff. We need more bankers like Dave
  2. Have you ever read Paul Kennedy's book, "the rise and fall of the great powers" by Paul Kennedy? My link As this crises goes on and on I can't help but think of the chapters talking about the Habsburg Empire and The Dutch. How it came to be that no matter how much money the Empire spent, the Dutch just kept on fighting. I feel like Iraq\Afghanistan are the modern Dutch to the US Habsburgs. I think there's still lots of room for the US gov to tax/steal from the US electorate, but just like the habsburgs, the looting wont stop until the People Rise and force it to stop. I can't see them rising when they have all the #1 positions for adolescent behaviour (this is a link to the behaviour of feral cats being very different from house cats. House cats essentially never have to grow up, all their needs are catered for and they never have to fight for dominance, the owner is always so hugely physical dominant the animal simply doesn't stand a chance. So they stay with the behaviour of kittens (I read this in some desmond morris book at some point)) I wonder if the society is creating child like adults. It would explain the london riots last year... Does this link into your thinking at all?
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    LURKERS ! GEI has a message for you...

    me too. I lurk each and every day.
  4. not now, but it was, for 100 years or so. You might find this interesting, It's the list of titles the queen has en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_titles_and_honours_of_Queen_Elizabeth_II She doesn't appear to have any title of "Queen of England", Her official title is "Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her other Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith" Can you state a source that actually proves England Remains a Country and is not simply one of the "home nations" that make up the union? I'm happy to be proved wrong...
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acts_of_Union_1707 As far as I'm aware, the country of England and the separate country of Scotland ceased to exist in 1707 with the act of union, which created a new country, Great Britain.
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    Martin Armstrong

    Thanks for posting these Armstrong updates. much appreciated. Q
  7. Went there on holiday a few years back. A Lovely city. But there were a lot of volcanoes
  8. yes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ring_of_Fire http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcanism_in_New_Zealand
  9. Hi All, I don't post much. I always feel like the kid at the back of the classroom, just watching and listening. Anyhoo, My first point was to give my list of sites, the sites I visit for finance info. I just wonder if it matches other people, and what site's I’m missing out on. I usually read these: http://www.zerohedge.com/ http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php http://ftalphaville.ft.com/ http://www.financialsense.com/ And if I’ve time once I've gone through these and caught up on everything I'll read http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/ http://jsmineset.com/ http://market-ticker.org/ I used to read www.Fool.co.uk a lot, but ever since they started trying to sell me stuff, I dropped off their radar. There are others I also occasionally look at, but those are my core. Anyone else care to share theirs? I had a second question too. KD seems spot on when he talks of the fraud in the system but when he posts things like this, http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=169272 I just think either I’m missing something or he is. Why is he so anti gold?
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    My Sites and a Denninger Question.

    Meaningful Gossip I suppose would be the best way to describe it
  11. as to explaining GEI's appeal to people under 30, I think thats harder. I'm 34. I've been following here and previously HPC for long time. I think I fist found HPC in about 2004. something like that. But my friends, they're just not interested. They just can't see how this kind of discussion is relevant to their daily lives. I worked for the old Fleming Family Private Bank before it got bought out by Chase years ago. that training gave me an insight and a hook into this kind of environment. My friends, they have no hook. the Stock market is someting that happens to other people. Pensions, they don't get it. Gold? whenever I mention it, which isn't that often their eye's glaze over and they start talking about movies or cricket or whatever. Just before the crash i sent an e-mail to all of them warning about Northern Rock and Halifax, out of 20 people only 1 person replied, and he only to say was it sensible to keep his inheritance with a single bank (Halifax). I advised to diversify. They need a hook, but what? i'm not sure. maybe i should force them all to watch Wall Street and Trading Places.. but I don't think that would work. different lifestyles i guess. edit: clarity. it's early
  12. my thought: Facebook is banned in most offices, employers don't like people 'wasting their time'... A complementary facebook page could work though, extra work maintaining two sites...
  13. Awsome video. Thanks for sharing. Anyone else notice the presentation used the same Dead Cat symbol as CGNAO used to use? I never realised it was a universal symbol Narco uses it here .... http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index....amp;#entry68411 sure it was CGNAO first on HPC that used it
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    Property Price Reduction Of The Week...

    this might be it... http://www.primelocation.com/uk-property-f.../id/COUDA74051/ althought thats not the website the FT were advertising.
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    Property Price Reduction Of The Week...

    I saw quite a reduction advertised at the weekend. In the homes section of the FT, big advert for some place in london, St something or other square. Was a bank selling the whole unit. god knows how many flats. Was advertised at 190,000 with a big thing about original investors paying for 290,000 and lost their 100,000 deposit on each flat. I'm at work and can't find the advert. was a big reduction i thought. If I still have the paper, i'll see if I can dig out the details.
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    I've never posted on this thread before. Feel like a grown up by Alar Tamming, Tavex, Estonia and Dr. Krassimir Petrov, Ahlia University, Bahrain http://www.financialsense.com/editorials/p.../2010/0316.html
  17. I Like football and rugby. They have referees who help to make the games run smoothly. They make a lot of decisions. Mostly they get it right. Sometimes they get it wrong. When a player suffers a decision, regardles if it was wrong or right, they don't generally quit. If a player gets sent to the sinbin for 5 minutes, they don't usually then refuse ever play again. A red card and a 3 match ban doesn't usually result in a player calling it a day. Perhaps if they do refuse to ever play again, they weren't really that interested in playing in the first place. Q (edit - spelling)
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    I stopped reading when I got to : It's commonly known that Jews became the bankers because lending money was no a sin for them. However, what is not widely knon, when the Jews fled Spain due tothe Spanish Inquisition migrating to Holland and Germany, they began the insurance industry as well. Pre-1453 and the Fall of Bysantium, those who were captias of ships were Jews since it required the use of mathematics that no decent Chrsitian would dare play with for that was a "black art" and the devils work. is it worth reading the rest? Is the article like this on purpose (maybe it's a style thing).
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    Voting off disruptive posters

    no need for this vote. Dr B and the mods are here should anything get too out of hand. they've been running the site now for long enough to be good at weeding out those that really are disruptive.
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    I try to think of it like this. I don't deposit money in a bank. I buy bank credits from a bank. When I go into a bank and give them £100 they give me £100Barclays Credits, that happen to have a denomination that looks exactly like real legal tender money; two different things. Barclays can create as many of these £100Barclays Credits as they like. They're completely managed owned and looked after by Barclays. It's a bit like buying Gold in World of Warcraft. When I get money from a cash machine, I'm exchanging my Barclays Bank Credits for Bank of England Legal Tender at 1:1. I hope the ratio doesn't change. (It’s just the way I do the mental adjustment between legal tender and bank credit. just offering another viewpoint. don't shoot me down in flames).
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    Another Bank bites the dust

    isn't this the same as the broken window fallacy? broken window edit: included the wrong quote. deleted.
  22. Just as a further thought, People say the banking systems have been running a ponzi shceme. In a ponzi sheme the investors end up with nothing. The very few who got in at the begining end up with everything. The rest lose everything. On a nation scale, would that be a cause that could trigger the riots that precipitate the "we'll give you your money back" bit. Could that be what's happening in a very very large very very slow way? All the northern rock investors should have got nothing, they didn't.... to name just one of many many banks... just a thought...
  23. I've always thought of Hyperinflation to be the other side of the same coin as Deflation. The point is the value of the currency used distorts dramaticlaly to nobody's benefit. In hyperinflation, everyone has millions but can't buy squat, in deflation everyone's destitute and can't buy squat. The outcome's the same. It's interesting that absolutely nobody is arguing that nothings happening. That everything is fine, that nothing will change. It seems to me everyone knows major change is coming, just nobody's quite sure exactly how it will happen. Personally, I agree with the Good Dr. We'll continue on the tightrope until someone does something reckless. I guess that puts me in the stupidity by decision makers group. we shall see. Interesting Times.
  24. I forgot the simple one. Pay. Quantative Easing creates money. Pay the govement agencies with new money. Soldiers don't work for free...
  25. Why not use esoteric money creation methods through the bond markets and so called quantitive easing? Then just give money to people under the guise of tax rebates? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Stimulus_Act_of_2008 I'm sure there are many other ways to 'spend' the created money into the system.