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Methinkshe

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  1. I've been waiting since April to hear the word TIMBER. I've had a short position in the low 4400s since Easter, my stop is at 4550, there've been a few days it got close, but it has mostly wibbled between 4300 and 4490. There is a real ceiling here that has been tested about 3 times, and failed to break through, so I now believe we are about to see things finally fall apart. This is the lowest its been since the Bull trap opened, I suspect the traders are getting themslves lined up to make some real killings over the next few weeks. All the suckers have bought in, including our pension fund managers, and now the rug will be pulled. My plan is to make enough from this to build a similar position in Oil which will follow pretty quickly, and could go back down to it's lows of 35-40 a barrell. You need much bigger amounts to cover your **** there though, and bigger balls as well!

    been waiting since April to hear the word TIMBER. I've had a short position in the low 4400s since Easter, my stop is at 4550, there've been a few days it got close, but it has mostly wibbled between 4300 and 4490. There is a real ceiling here that has been tested about 3 times, and failed to break through, so I now believe we are about to see things finally fall apart. This is the lowest its been since the Bull trap opened, I suspect the traders are getting themslves lined up to make some real killings over the next few weeks. All the suckers have bought in, including our pension fund managers, and now the rug will be pulled. My plan is to make enough from this to build a similar position in Oil which will follow pretty quickly, and could go back down to it's lows of 35-40 a barrell. You need much bigger amounts to cover your **** there though, and bigger balls as well!

    For those who can't see the relevance to HPC, watching this stock market rally is a good analogy for the property market. The fundamentals in both markets stink. Corporate earnings are going down, and unemployment is rising. Just as we all believe there will be a final run to the bottom in the SM, so we believe the same for HPs. Seeing one happen, will hopefully give us confience in our convictions about the other.

    +1

  2. Injin dear boy/girl. Are you saying that until something has a name and given a title deed it does not exist ?

    I would like you to be clear and to the point.

    Naming and giving substance to, is worthy of a debate in its own right.

    Just be aware that the naming of a concept is very powerful - it can give existence to that which was previously just a thought.

    Be careful of your words.

  3. Yes, it is wrong, and it's a symptom of the growing intolerance of our society in religious matters. It seems to me that such religious intolerance hasn't gone away with the decline in religious belief, it's just morphed into the dogmatism and fundamentalism of the followers of Dawkins et al. Atheist puritans, if you like.

    I think you can't really change your attitude. I struggle with the same problem when talking to people with left wing political views, or people who think football is interesting. You can only try to respect the other person's point of view as a fellow human, and agree to disagree.

    I believe in God, but as my sig suggests, I don't believe in the supernatural or anything 'up there' or 'out there'. I don't expect many to understand this view and am not particularly bothered if they do or not. I can't change other peoples' fundamental view of reality, I just have to accept there are many different views on the subject.

    I think the view you express is much more akin to our traditional tolerance as a country than the one we now face - a regulated religious tolerance, if you like; however, one must also admit that if there is any state prevention from a declaration of truth, and a concommitant disallowance of exclusivity concerning faith in that truth, then the faith itself is undermined and all protestations of tolerance go out the window.

    Thus, we now live in the most religiously intolerant age that this country has know for centuries.

    Edited for clarity and typos.

  4. Methinks - thanks for answering - im fairly sure that having such preconceprtions cant be that beneficial in every situation so am trying to work it out and not just having a go.

    I spent 16 years in Catholic schooling, even doing the compulsory RE GCSE and dont remember one decent argument for the existence of God. Plenty for the argument hes not really real (not in the RE lessons tho)

    It is my experience that those who have endured a Roman Catholic education are most repelled by God and farthest away from finding Him.

    Roman Catholicism is a manmade interpretation of God, delivered by intermediaries - priests.

    True Christianity has to do with just you and God getting together and having a chat. No religion, no intermediaries, just you and Him.

    I struggle therefore to trust the rationalising abiltites of someone that has come to the opposite opinion.

    Please, on no account put any faith in either me or my opinions. However, if you detect within them some truth, then may I point you to the source of that truth - my Father, God.

    To me its the same as If somebody had a good long hard think about things and decided that they were in fact a racist. I might respect the amount of time, effort, research and thought he had put into his decision making but because i disagree with the outcome, I wouldnt be prepared to trust their skills at making other decisions.

    Always, you must arrive at your own conclusions. No-one else's research or experience can ever replace your own. No-one else can dictate another's need or tell them how it should be met. These are matters for the individual. All I can do is point you in the direction of where I have found satisfaction on every level of human existence. But whether or not you choose to to either look or go there is your choice alone.

    Sorry Ive hijacked the thread - and its a very good one.

    I'm sure you will be forgiven. And if no-one else does, I do.

    Edited to add:

    Your post reminded of the falsity of Roman Catholicism and how I expressed it in a poem I wrote a while back (and, yes, I'm sorry about all the poetry I have resorted to in this thread, but sometimes it encapsulates in a condensed form what can barely be committed to paper, never mind articulated. It can sometimes express the otherwise inexpressible.)

    Perhaps it may mean something to you.

    His-story

    I was fifteen when the Christian Brothers

    folded their hands and fumbling fingers.

    Brother Mulholland gave me a one-way

    train ticket to London, our mother’s old

    address and a parting grope. I dug my nails

    into my calluses and cursed him for his love

    of the rod and young boys. I discovered

    our big brother had been spared

    these monkish habits. God knows how

    but he’d got our father home from the asylum

    where he’d been put after swinging that axe

    at the butcher. They’d used electric shock

    treatment. He could barely speak

    when I saw him. Our mother was shit-scared

    of the six-foot-six zombie. Wouldn’t let him

    have a fork for his food, never mind

    a knife. Left him all day, staring, alone

    with the cats in the stinking parlour. She even

    made him sleep in that pissed-on chair. He’d beg

    for me to shave him. I hated his dribbling

    face. Our mother said he’d been handsome

    when they got married, always polished

    his shoes. “It was Wipers what sent

    him mad.†I cleaned up the cat shit

    before I joined the Merchants. Our mother

    wasn’t bothered. That’s when you came

    home from the convent; you were

    thirteen, hair the colour of Jamaican

    rum. I’d never spoken to a girl

    before. Our mother made you share

    my bed; there was no other place

    to sleep. I left for sea in the morning. Gone

    for five years. But you always knew

    I’d come again for you.

  5. personally i think Peter Sutcliffes faith in god was stronger than yours ever will be.

    You must ask yourself who or what was this "god" in the name of whom Peter Sutcliffe acted.

    If God the Creator is spirit (and He is self-claimed to be so) then He is not identifiable by pyhsical characteristics. Thus He can only be known by His character - what He claims to be ( i.e what He IS) and what He SAYS and what He DOES.

    Anyone who, in the name of god, acts contrarily to the revealed character of God, is acting in the name of a "god after his own imagination."

    That is what Peter Sutcliffe did.

    Nomenclature does not equate to fact/reality/truth.

  6. Possibly (defintiely) off topic but I'll freely admit that when someone admits they believe in God i struggle to take any of their other points of view seriously, even though they are often demonstrably more 'intelligent' than me.

    Is this wrong?

    If so, how should I go about changing it?

    No-one can answer these questions for you. You have to ask yourself why you are so biassed and so unwilling to take seriously the opinions of a person who believes in God.

    Self-examination is a much under-estimated recourse; we all so much prefer to have a counsellor or an advisor or a psychotherapist tell us what to do. The idea of self-evaluation and responsibility for self is almost anathema these days.

  7. we have 5 million years of evolution that speaks to me.

    I am here BECAUSE I am at the cutting edge, the latest version, the most successful of all my ancestors to date.

    And how reassuring is that? Bankers fleecing the general populace could, I guess, fit into a survival of the fittest mode...but do we really want all to evolve into bankers or having a banker mentality?

    the world seems to fit me perfectly, NOT because the world was made for me, but because I am designed to fit it...perfectly.

    Tut, tut, - an evolutionist should never mention the word "designed." Chance, randomness, survival of the fittest, allowed you to perfectly fit this chance, random, world - not DESIGN, for goodness' sake! Next thing, you'll be saying there was a Creator who designed you and the world in which you live, and that would never do!

    no God required.

    Of course not - we're all on the road to becoming bankers!

    not saying there isnt one, mind.

    It's always good to keep an open mind.

  8. Peter Sutcliffe listened to the voice of god. He was a true believer. If god told you to enter a tent where you thought you were to be executed would you go? Only to find out it was just a test of faith? if god told you to go to the top of a mountain with your only son and chop off his head would you do it? If god told you to kill women would you do it? Or would you suddenly decide that you werent that religious.

    Peter Sutcliffe was a true believer with conviction. A true follower of god that did not let satans doubt ever interffer with the will of god.

    Read his court transcripts, its as clear as day.

    Have you ever had a counterfeit £20 note passed to you?

    The true is always dogged by the counterfeit.

    Those who make a point of acquainting themselves with the true are not easily taken in by the counterfeit.

    However much I may claim that the counterfeit note I hand you in payment for goods is the real thing, will not alter its actual status; but according to your personal understanding, you may or may not be convinced of its authenticity and act upon that conviction - either accepting or rejecting the note I proffer.

    Do not believe every superficial claim, in other words.

  9. when has god spoken to anyone?

    Daily, and to millions and millions.

    The problem is, you have been programmed by a materialistic society to not hear His voice because it is a spirit-to-spirit voice and not an audible one.

    God is Spirit and you must first believe He exists to have any hope of communicating with Him.

    Once you take that small step of faith you will find that God communicates on a second by second basis - if you are prepared to hear Him.

  10. It is unwise to make accusations of "hypocrite, a charlatan, or a fool" on such slender knowledge.

    It seems fairly obvious you believe in God, or at least the Bible so i will venture that fool wont be a million miles off, even though i have read many of your postings and you are no doubt more intelligent than me in other objetive ways.

    So you think I am a fool for believing in God?

    Fair enough.

    Only just hear what God has to say about you:

    The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

  11. Do you seriously consider the poverty of living in a rural setting with no money (which, incidentally, pretty much describes my own upbringing) as being in any way comparable to living in the conditions I have described.

    If you do, then you are a hypocrite, a charlatan, or a fool. But, then you are of a religious bent. Which, I suppose would not exclude any of the above explanations.

    You speak foolishly because you know nothing of my history apart from what little I have chosen to disclose here, and nothing of the history of my other half and our individual and joint experiences.

    It is unwise to make accusations of "hypocrite, a charlatan, or a fool" on such slender knowledge.

  12. I take it you don't live in a one-bedroomed flat at the top of a piss-stinking, needle-littered, crack-infested, soulless tower-block in the middle of Moss-Side then?

    Just guessing.....

    No.

    Do you?

    And because I don't, does that disqualify either you or I from discussing issues relating to poverty?

    I do know what it is like to have no heating and to have to wear two jumpers to bed in the winter so as to keep even a little bit warm. I know what it is like to have no hot water or means of cooking unless wood can be found to fire the range, no money for other than bare essentials, no transport apart from shank's pony and a hopefully extended thumb, and many other privations (if such they may be called) associated with having very little money.

    Do you?

  13. You are the source of wisdom, Methinkshe.

    If I have any wisdom, it is not mine but Christ-in-me through His Spirit.

    And honesty compels me to admit that many times I have faltered and thought, oh wouldn't it be nice to have this, go there, do that, then the truth kicks in and I realise that all these things are fleeting - any happiness they may bring is transitory - and nothing compared to the lasting joy of learning to be content with what you have, whether a lot or a little.

    I ching can be useful tho.

    Sounds a bit like the noise a cash register makes!

    It reminds me of a poem I wrote many years ago when I was experiencing a "wish I could have this moment."

    I let my imagination take me to a department store.....

    Department Store Digress

    Ching-gong! The till swallows the groceries cash

    and burps a receipt.

    The sales assistant interrupts her jaw work-out

    to spit a thank-you,

    and slips the black Madonna dress into a bag.

    Cheap mutton-mince for the menu now,

    instead of tasty lamb.

    Past children’s clothes and shoes and hockey sticks,

    unchipped crockery, image-distorting pans,

    accusingly snowy sheets, lumber-jackets for cold men,

    and linger in Lingerie.

    Triangles of lace and plunging cups

    would surely tempt a dulled palette,

    even when a little over-filled.

    Eyes slide toward a book display;

    “101 Ways to Make a Meal of Minceâ€.

    Her soufflé-fantasy deflates as she takes it from the shelf.

  14. Of course people have been fed faulty information. they have been fed that information by the small number of people who have amassed a surplus of resources (by whatever means) over and above everyone else.

    You have singularly failed to either explain how this might be addressed (or if, indeed, you think it needs it needs to be addressed)

    Time and again I have told you where wisdom (non-faulty information) may be found, but you reject it out of hand.

    For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? “And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these."

    If you reject the Source of wisdom, then you reject wisdom itself, and will forever flounder in a sea of faulty information and the consequent despair and hopelessness that inevitably must arise from it.

  15. As it happens, I don't think that wealth is universally desired. It doesn't need to be for problems to arise. It only requires that some people wish to acquire it, by whatever means are necessary.

    Once the above occurs, structural inequality ensues. Whether or not one believes structural inequality is a good or a bad thing and needs to be controlled/mitigated is a separate argument. That it should occur for the reasons I have mentioned, is pretty inescapable

    The problem is that people have been fed faulty information.

    In my experience, having very little is liberating and exciting; and children thrive on it. Life gains meaning when the next meal cannot be had unless wood is found (pruning roadside hedges is a good source) brought home, sawed, chopped and the range is lit.

    A once-a-week bath, water shared with a sibling, becomes a luxury and is truly appreciated when the wood first has to be found and prepared.

    Yet we give our children to believe that happiness may be found in the accumulation of goods. Never have I met more unhappy children than those who have a surfeit of toys and games and clothes and holidays and more......

    The happiest children are those whose toys are the grasses in the field, a tree, a den made from overhanging bushes, whose playground is a field and a stream where boats made from twigs and leaves can be floated, whose eyes are glued to the rabbit that is so very nearly coming close enough to grasp if only you can hold your breath a little longer, whose ears ***** up at the rustle of a field-mouse, who know where the slow-worm hides, where the swift builds its nest year after year, where the barn-owl drops pellets that can be soaked and unwrapped to discover the tiny skeletons of voles and shrews.......

    I know. I've been there and done it with my family.

    TVs and X-boxes and clothes and anything money can buy are nothing by comparison.

    NB. P r i c k up obviously doesn't get past the swear filter, hence the **** - lol.

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