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  1. No sympathy from me to the couple either - their greed was their downfall. However, doccy has had to fend off repeated bull attacks of late and allowing your post to stand (with the added swear words ;) ) would have smacked of bias.

    It wasn't the message YoungFTB, it was some of the colourful language used!!!

    fwiw, I seriously doubt Winston could have read the linked article properly :blink:

    Go back and look at post 309. Poster had been a member for 30 minutes. Could have been a troll or plain couldn't read.

    I would refer you to a previous post made by yourself.


    Fair point guys, I'm sorry. I was having a bad day yesterday but it doesn't excuse my language nor my abusive post. You were right to delete my post Doccyboy and thanks for pointing out my mistake P.P.

  2. well what's good for the goose is good for the gander. if some of the bulls get their posts chopped for personal attacks on other posters it stands to reason it works the other way.

    if you put a mod on the spot like that, then it's reasonable to expect them to act accordingly

    I honestly do see your point but personally I found Churchill's post very patronizing and that annoyed me.

    If I had of made Post #308 in reference to anyone who was affected by the crash then I think Churchill would have had a valid point. His post suggests that this couple have found themselves in this position through no fault of their own, which quite frankly is retarded.

  3. I find it hard to feel sympathy for any of these people, no matter how innocent, decent and 'hard-working' they are dressed up to be by the press. This guy willingly took this on, so it's 50/50 blame between him and the banks. I don't expect that he would have been sympathetic to the plight of FTBs had prices till been going up. Like births and deaths, this is simply a life lesson, no matter how newsworthy - this guy is not a victim by any stretch - an article about out of work construction workers would have been more appropriate. He still appears to have his job.

    The innocent victims in Ireland are the ones who got on with things and lived within their means while the rest of Ireland more or less openly scorned them while living the high life. Now they and their children must pay for the greed of the rest.

    When you read the article, what position do they fine themselves in at the end of it all? That's right "Renting Again"

    Oh heavens no, having to rent. Oh how incredibly awful for them and their poor poor family!

    Oh wait! Is that not the position us first time buyers have found ourselves in due to shits like this that speculated on ramping property prices beyond the average working class individual.

    Fukc em! They are getting what they deserved! I only wish the same fate applied to the bankers and investment bankers who are truly responsible for this bubble.

    I'll keep my sympathy for those who deserve it, those who worked hard and didn't expect hundreds of thousands of euros for doing NOTHING of any value whatsoever.

  4. I have nothing to get angry about, property prices are still dropping and to be quite frank these articles from Templeton Robinson and Co just scream of desperation to me.

    That programme by Philip Johnson on the BBC last year gave more details away than people realize, he mentioned specific amounts of transactions needed to break even (In his case 100 per month) and he also admitted that if the market didn't turn around by the end of December his business would be in serious trouble.

    IMO most Estate Agents are fighting for their very future right now, they can't withstand another year of business like 2008. They have to talk the market up, their very existence depends on it.

  5. i liked last nights newsround.

    the woman that lost her job and couldn't pay her mortgage.

    what was the government (taxpayer) going to do about it she screamed ?

    Yep I felt the same watching that

    WTF sprang to mind!

    Is it really surprising though? We live in an age where no one is responsible for their actions, people are always looking for others to blame for their situation

  6. The UTV report last night. TR were on claiming 75 sale agreeds in the last 4 weeks between their 5 branches. Thats 15 per banch, so less than four per week. It doesn't really sound like much, IMHO.

    Just, blatant property ramping in time for the selling season - pathetic. I's sure they did this last year

    Anyone remember the Philip Johnson Estate Agent program on BBC Northern Ireland? Remember what Philip Johnson said? They needed 100 sales per month just to break even.

    I'm not sure how big Philip Johnson is compared to Templeton Robinson but it was certainly an interesting program that shared some useful info.

  7. i have nothing against Winky and am happy to take on board what they say, I just dont think that the posters on here are quite as sinister as what Winky says. If Winky truly is in the same situation as I am, then they also have a vested interest in prices falling. How low?????? We can only predict..

    I don't have a problem with posters like Winky either but unfortunately posters on this forum can't just ignore different opinions. It starts with a debate, which turns into insults and then every topic ends up in a spate of insults, that's why this place is now moderated to avoid this problem from occurring.

    Winky is right though we all have a vested interest one way or another. I must say though, we live in a weird world when first time buyers get dogs abuse from the bulls for simply wanting an affordable home.

    The bulls who come on here usually have posts full of anger, it's funny in a way because the tables have completely turned. If you check out the original Northern Ireland thread here


    The thread is just over 2 years old we had similar posts due to prices rising, now we have the same posts for the opposite reason!

    The bulls are wrong so they don't bother me, I just wish we where not the focus of their anger. We didn't cause the boom and we didn't cause the bust, all this site has ever done is share opinions.

    Most of the bulls who have posted here are Property Developers, Estate Agents or Property Investors.

    All the posters here know that it was the banks and investment bankers who caused this Ponzi Scheme, they are mainly to blame for this mess.

    I think deep down the bulls realize that they have been conned by the banks and investment bankers, this whole boom should be on an episode of "The Real Hustle"

    Greed was used to con the Property Developers into borrowing bigger and bigger amounts of money to buy inflated land prices, Greed was used to con ordinary people into BTL through Property Investment, Greed was used to con Estate Agents into thinking that higher prices = more commission hence the endless property ramping between 2005 - 2007.

    What a lot of people still fail to see is the system is completely and utterly rigged, the bankers get bailed out at the expense of the tax payer and everyone else involved goes to the wall as the economy goes down the pan because of their actions.

  8. The major studios are always trying to make lower budget movies, either through specialised divisions (such as Fox Searchlight) or by producing the kind of gross-out, juvenile, comedies that generate such critical scorn both on this thread and in the wider community!

    Interesting stuff thanks :)

    I'd love to learn more about the film industry, just wondering if you could recommend any links?

  9. I work for a Hollywood studio and it's not quite like that.

    In the UK the major studios distribute almost all of their own output themselves, so there's no forcing of "packages" of movies into the distribution system. This may happen in some smaller countries where independent distributors are either licensed by the major studios or buy the rights, but not in the UK. And the cinema owners in almost every country make their minds up on a movie by movie basis. I wish we had more influence on keeping our movies in front of the audience, but we don't. Twenty years ago there were about a hundred films released every year in the UK, now it's approaching three hundred, so if a title doesn't perform in its first week on the screen then it doesn't see a second week.

    You're right that a big name can help open a movie that might otherwise sink without trace, but they can't turn a dog into a blockbuster, so even here I think the influence of stars is waning, albeit slowly.

    Nice info

    Could some of the bigger studios not focus more on creating successful budget movies?

    For example the Spanish horror film [REC] cost $1.9 million to create and it's honestly one of the best horror films I have seen in the past 5 years.

    I realize Hollywood made Quarantine with a bigger budget but releasing [REC] would have cost a lot less.

  10. Is there anyone actually from NI on the NI forum? ;) It actually took an English fella in my work to point out how good we have it here in terms of access to things.

    I'm born and bred here! (Both parents from NI) So beat that :P

    I've enjoyed reading this thread, like you said shipbuilder sometimes it takes other peoples thoughts to make you realize what you have here. One of the things I like the most about Northern Ireland is the people, we are warm and friendly and have a great sense of humour. That's the thing I'd miss the most if I left this country.

    I also love the geography of the place and scenery. From Belfast you can travel around 1 hour in any direction and you have vastly different scenery Newcastle, Portrush, Antrim Coast, Fermanagh etc. I do not enjoy the weather though, I realize it's pretty much the same weather in most areas of the UK but I just wish we had better weather in Northern Ireland. That would really make this place special.

    The thing I hate the most is the sectarianism. I honestly don't think we have made much progress at all since the peace process, the hate and sectarianism is ingrained into a lot of the people and it seems to pass from one generation to the next, especially in the council estates that are all controlled my the paramilitaries. During the troubles my parents had catholic and protestant friends, that's one thing I truly appreciate about my upbringing. I wasn't brought up to hate people because of their religion or what "side" they are on, it's something I'm very thankful for.

    Unfortunately the majority of people in this country where raised the other way :( Don't believe me? Just look at the polls, DUP & Sinn Féin. Says it all really <_<

    I've stated this before on this forum but I do worry about the future. I hope to god that this economic downturn is only a bad recession and not a depression. If we can get through the next 5 - 10 years without the trouble starting again then I'll have real hope that we can really move forward and leave the past where it belongs.

  11. Funnily enough last year I started a thread (I'll try to dig it out) where I asked what size of deposit people on here had - and it was massively high.

    I hope there is not enough numbers to cause a long term upturn. Although I've given up totaly trying to figure out how the property market works and where it is going.

    We only have about 50 regular posters on this forum, even if everyone of us had a big deposit and we all decided to buy at exactly the same time it wouldn't make any difference at all.

    The bigger EAs need at least 100 transactions per month to stay afloat.

  12. Actually would it not be in my interest to encourage people who come here to buy a house now? One less person for me to compete with
    If I do decide to buy a house at the end of 2010. House prices are going to continue falling anyway. Whether these people buy now or not is not going to influence the direction of house prices at all. There will not be enought people buying now to stop house prices falling.

    I think you have answered your own question :)

    Of coarse you're right ;)

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