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dr ray

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  1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/nov/25/gdp-contracting-slower-than-thought-recession

    Gordon Brown financial genius.

    Don't forget to vote Labour in the next election....

    This is just genius, the govt own scheme to get the UK out of recession keeps the UK in recession. Brilliant.


    Don't be so parochial. Its a global problem (which started in America).

    It makes perfect sense for the UK taxpayer to help the French, German and Japanese auto industry.

  2. i thought the majority of people on here were bullish about gold?

    certainly a higher % than other websites

    high inflation = gold goes up , tis obvious i would have thought.the more they print the more it goes up , you can't lose with gold right now.

    Yeah but its a useless metal with few industrial uses and it must be in a bubble because it has gone up in price.

    I became a zimbabwian dollar billionare so I have done better than holding gold over the last few years


  3. I have bought in a lot of business to my comapany over the past 4 months, in fact, everything. The company s hanging off me, but they resent this, so I threatened to take that business away, I am in mind to give it to Tesco in fact. Is threatening to take away what I gave sackable?

    What will suck is if they keep the business and great rid of me, this is what they want to do. Thay will be out of business by January.

    I need to get out of thiis tin pot excuse for a company, but on my terms, they do not like this..

    What vengance now?

    I'm afraid there is a misunderstanding of your relationship to the employer here. If you were employed to bring in that business and you did - well done, but the business belongs to your employer and not yours to take away.

    I am taking some private work off a hospital I work at but my relationship is different and I am self employed and pay to use their facilities. I doubt you are in that position.

    You need to be careful because they could even have grounds for taking legal action against you.

  4. 3 months now since i was made redundant and honestly - things are dire out there. I had my first interview in 3 months last week for a full time IT role, didnt get the job, was told at 42 years old i was as old as the IT manager and they thought i would have difficulty working with younger people, they also threw in the fact that i was over qualified - so why ask me to interview, 80 mile round trip all the way from Ludlow to Bromsgrove.

    I am apply for 3 vacancies a month because that is all their is, and i am getting no follow up. There simply are very few jobs out there. I have never seen it this bad, i have found memories of the 1992 recession and the early 1980's one also.

    We need a coalition government now - this problem is two big for any one party to sort out. I was reading on Paul Masons blog with regards to rare earth metals that even Obama excepts global peak oil has arrived.

    I have very little faith in the lying politicians anymore. I want to here the truth although i know it. So many Mums and Dads i see when i pick my girls up from School are in total denial

    we are so screwed

    Not trying to wind you up but I hope you get someone to check your spelling on your CV and application forms.

    Good luck. I'll keep an ear open for any jobs in Hereford.

  5. His name is Scott Alexander...

    And have you lot ever typed in "Bulgaria House" into Ebay... its is quite amusing to see rustic hovels being touted as Des-Res investment opportunities !! (Some starting from £1000...)

    Thats the *****.

    Someone suggesting I should be sorry for this overstuffed bag of shite if he loses money on his Bulgarian properties?

    Trouble with these parasites is they never bet their own money. They get other people to take the risks and take their cut whatever happens.

    This guy sums up everything that is wrong with the UK now.

  6. Tbh I'd rather have it in lottery tickets or something, there would be a much better chance of seeing my money back...

    But that is one joy of unemployment I suppose in that 2009/10 I have effectively paid zero tax (bar a bit of VAT).

    I'm not taking up my offer. Too much misinformation and market manipulation for it to be anything other than a blind punt. The reason for the offer seems to be so that the bank can get back to its old ways without having to account to the taxpayers.

  7. There seems to be a lot of gloating going on, In truth I think the people who bought apartments in these developments seem to be the less well off who 10 years ago would have bought a place in Spain as a holiday/retirement place and now have been shafted, These are not benefit cheats or slumlords but probably solid working class folks who wanted a cheap holiday home and 50k eur was the most they could remortgage out of their property to pay for it, its easy to gloat now but 10-20 years ago the costa del sol was priced the same and worked out well for many brits,

    Are you serious? How many British pensioners thought it would be nice to retire to Bulgaria or even to holiday there regularly.

    It was a pure speculative bubble. Many of the buyers were Irish. Priced out of property speculation in their own country.

    It was the greater fool theory in action. No-one ever actually wanted to live or holiday there but they thought they could sell on their investment to another speculator.

    If they are solid working class folk who have lost money then I say - tough. If they wanted to get involved in high stakes gambling they should have taken the trouble to educate themselves.

  8. You really are a horrible piece of work.

    The horrible piece of work was the guy featured on TV a couple of times before the crash. Investor in Bulgarian property. Big guy on anabolic steriods with a bodyguard. Wore jewelry like Mr T and boasted he had sessions with several ladies at a time on TV FFS.

    If I see someone like him fecked over it will make me a happy man and help convince me that a lifetime of hard work, self improvement and supporting my family has not all been wasted.

  9. In that case the solution is to make them, or their money, less mobile. And when I say top I'm talking about the top 10%, not just the super rich.

    It would be funny if this hadn't happened before.

    How about putting the super-rich into camps (for their protection of course) confiscating their assets and make them work for their food.

    Whenever the economy crashes down another notch the super-rich can be a convenient scapegoat for economic mismanagement.

    Their houses and assets can go to on message supporters of the new world order who obviously need multimillion £ homes in Regents Park and Connaught Square if they are to be proper socialists. (Mandelson and Blair)

  10. There must be some sites on the internet showing modern methods. The best one I read about was that banker who jumped from a balcony with glass of champers in hand. OK, it's probably an old way but with a modern twist.

    Messy and you might land on someone. Also bad for surviving family financially but that would be par for the course for a banker I suppose.

    We need to be careful we don't become a how-to-kill-yourself-best site. Plenty of these around I gather.

  11. As you say, it's different for women. My wife is going to interviews now after 5 years of hanging around doing bugger all. Gets a positive reaction.

    As for depression, I'd advise anyone to read the books 'The power of now' and 'A New Earth' by Eckhart Tolle.

    These books are capable of shifting your 'thinking', at least your ego might by put in it's place for a few hours. Anyone tired of the constant sound of your own repetative thoughts?

    Women have better communication skills and come over better to the employer. They are also generally more malleable and these days employers don't want independant thinkers or anyone who might question the system. Employers also have to fulfil the quota and show the world they don't discriminate by discriminating against men and finally we are in a position where the interviewer or panel will have possible a female majority and no man wants to be branded sexist by opposing the sexist majority.

    In the days when physical strength and an ability to think and act rationally are no longer valued men will lose out.

  12. http://fistfulofeuros.net/afoe/governments-and-parties/the-new-tory-party-desert-for-everybody/

    DC: We all know, in our hearts, that as long as there is deep poverty living systematically side by side with great riches, we all remain the poorer for it. That doesn’t mean we should be fixated only on a mechanistic objective like reducing the Gini co-efficient, the traditional financial measure of inequality or on closing the gap between the top and the bottom. Instead, we should focus on the causes of poverty as well as the symptoms because that is the best way to reduce it in the long term. And we should focus on closing the gap between the bottom and the middle, not because that is the easy thing to do, but because focusing on those who do not have the chance of a good life is the most important thing to do.

    AFOE: And if our attention can be shifted towards the category of the least well off and away from the category of the wealthy, then perhaps we might just stop worrying about the wealthy. If this is Cameron’s purpose, he’s only following in the footsteps of New Labour’s Peter Mandelson, the man who told us he was ‘intensely relaxed’ about personal wealth.

    So reading between the lines Camerons philosophy is to turn the middle class into chavs (since this represents a successful closing of the gap between the middle and the bottom), while preserving or increasing the wealth of his already rich buddies.

    Is this the man to tackle the banks? I think not.

    The middle classes are like the old horse in Animal Farm. They can be squeezed until they literally drop dead because they will keep working and stay on the right side of the law.

    The chavs will riot, thieve or go into the black economy because they have nothing to lose and the rich will just move whereever it suits them (as they are doing now).

    I don't see DC doing much different but there might be some minor concession to middle class thrift such as not withdrawing tax relief on pensions or not abolishing ISAs.

    At least we wont be subjected to insulting pledges to abolish the lower 10% (or whatever definition of poverty is ) of household income which is patently nonsense unless everyone earns the same.

  13. You chant an endless, repetitive mantra of personal nihilism

    We need to all rally around Injin and support him.

    Seriously. Is the Pope a Catholic? If losing your job, savings, house and gold-digging wife and having to watch Gordon Brown lying and gurning all day while Tony Blair earns several million £ a year for destroying the country and sending young men to their deaths doesn't make you clinically depressed, what will?

    Chin Up. Marriage counselling is on the NHS now.

  14. I am planning to get a 100% loan for 50% ownership of a Britannia. I will put the Britannia in a new capsule and then in a new plush display box. I can then sell the 50% I own on for a 25% profit, due to the lovely new capsule and display box. I will then use this profit as a deposit on three more Gold coins that I will buy BMV, with the aid of more 100% loans. Put in new capsules and new display boxes. I will sell each of these for a 30% profit as the market will always rise. The gold price mania is here.

    Let us know if you successfully get a loan to buy gold.

    Then we will be in a bubble and I will be selling.

    Leeds BS used to do a Liquid Gold account - now part of HBOS. Try them for a loan.

  15. Even at 800 pounds per pounce ($1328) its a deal if* the price keeps going up. A bit like buying an overpriced house--what seems a bit dear today is a bargain from hindsight. New paradigms and all that...................


    * if

    Back in Feb when POG got to this level RM raised the price of sovs from 170 to 225 and then dropped the price back to 199. I should think they will be up to 225 any day now.

    Whoever sets the price is a bit more savvy than Gordon-the-Moron. Getting upward of $1300/oz compared to $250 that Gordon flogged it off for.

    The markup on silver coins is even more than the gold.

  16. The time for doing this may have passed.

    In the past you could have inflated the value of the assets and borrowed heavily. A clever accountant could then have syphoned money off the company to your personal account and then when the company is bled dry you go bankrupt, tell all the creditors to spin on it and retire rich.

    Examples of this were Wrekin construction who borrowed millions using a paperweight as collateral and of course British Leyland.

    Not so easy to borrow now so this door may have shut.

    Gold plating ordinary circulating coins and selling them as gold proofs or gold plating tungsten bars and selling them on ebay might bring in some money if you have nothing to lose.

    If you have a printing business you could cut out the middle man and just print £20 notes

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