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  1. That's just brilliant, was the US getting it's own back for Pearl Harbour?

    How could they be sure where they would trigger an earthquake?

    Benjamin Fulford has written a book on the subject, including data on previous induced earthquakes. I'm no scientist, but a lay explanation describes the project as targeting specific resonance frequencies into the ionisphere, lifting the whole ionisphere up, and bouncing some sort of sonic or vibrational boom back down to earth, with devastating consequences.

    The existence of the Haarp project was denied in its early years, but like Bilderberg Group and all the other previous 'consiracy theories' now acknowledged and mainstream, the U.S. decided to open a Haarp website just to show their citizens what sort of fun they're having spending all those hard-earned tax dollars.

    The really interesting data is in the patent applications connected with Haarp - they describe some very interesting possible end uses that the Haarp experiments could be put to. Some believe that the Iran earthquake was Haarp-induced.

  2. They extended the exclusion zone to beyond camera range and banned any civilian air traffic - effectively killing any footage similar to the two explosion money shots...

    Without a story (other than the official BS gubbmermit one) the press has moved onto Libya to provide it's action..

    No conspiracy required - just profit making organisations responding to simple consumer demand...

    Then you won't want to be reading any of the consipicy theories about the earthquake and the U.S. Haarp project.


  3. How much cash would get washed away/destroyed?

    What are the implications of this material loss of physical currency?

    That's an interesting point, and one very pertinent to Japan. Many Japanese people don't trust banks (who currently offer 0.1% if you're lucky) after the long line of bank crashes over the last 10 years, and keep their savings in a hiding place, or in the house safe.

    There will be substantial loss of physical ichimanen notes.

  4. By Law the shop should honour the displayed price out of date or not. If it said 3 quid they should have charged you 3 quid. Write and complain

    to happy smiley Justin King.

    Not correct. The law allows you as a customer to 'offer to entreat' - ie: offer to buy the goods at the price displayed. If they refuse, there's sod'all you can do about it. Check it out !

    I'd still write to Justin King, though. :)

  5. Please do not name companies -- FUBRA the site owners are getting increasing numbers of solicitors' letters threatening legal action for defamation and the moderators have instructions to remove them as soon as possible.

    The name in the thread title has been blanked out

    Completely understand doccyboy. And these companies are not all sharks. Some of them are committed to transparency and fairness. There's a company called ****** *** **** who have a testimonal on their website front page from a Mr. ***** ********* who said " **** ****** ** ******* **** ******** **** ****** ** *** ***** **** *** ***** **** ****** ** ******* **** ******** ! "

    So we definitely shouldnt tar them all with the same brush then !


    (without preju***e)

  6. Simply unwatchable... Are those people on drugs??? :blink:

    (click on the link and jump to the 35th minute of the show)

    BBC iPlayer Link

    Look on the plus side, though.

    It comes ready fitted including cutlery and artwork on the walls. Personally, I have great difficulty choosing artwork, and if Redrow can take that little chore off my hands, well then ... it's gotta be a bonus. And as for the mishmash of Viners cutlery and carboot odds and ends of knives and forks I've been using for donkeys' years, I'll be heartily relieved to be shot of the lot.

    It's a tragedy that some people are put in the position where they have to scrimp and save for their own choice of finishing touches rather than let Redrow take the load off their shoulders.


  7. Just spotted this in the wilds of Fermanagh. Had a quick look around it. House is also wired already. Roof is finished including fascia, soffit and guttering.


    So a 2/3 finished house for £45,000 on a nice rural 1/2 acre site. I'm estimating the sites value at between £5,000 and £10,000 doing quick sums?

    Maybe no P.P. ? My friend (south of the border , admittedly) tells me that retro planning consent applications are much more common here than in England. In which case, it would be just a site with an illegal construction.

  8. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/million-dollar-foreclosed-home-vandalized/story?id=12638936

    Interesting that the house in this article is in fairly exclusive Huntingdon Bay in Orange County, Southern LA.

    One of the locals round the corner from me in Totnes did the cement-down-the-drains trick to his own house a few years ago when he was made bankrupt and foreclosed as a final act of revenge.

    The incoming buyers didn't discover it until they'd won it at auction - cost a lot to sort out.

    The outgoing owner had a bad reputation for being an objectionable a*se anyway, and the cement was almost predictable. He ripped out electrics and stuff too, but there was no visible sign that the drains had been 'done'.

  9. http://examiner.ie/ireland/aib-used-forged-document-to-claim-couples-home-142337.html

    Make sure you keep all copies of documents relating to house purchase

    linked in the property pin

    "The FSO cannot name financial institutions found guilty of wrongdoing and the couple feared AIB was pushing them in this direction to cover up the issue."

    Charming ! Another toothless watchdog that exists for the benefit of its members rather than its customers.

    I wonder if our own UK watchdog is similarly spineless?

  10. Thomas Edison would be turning in his grave if he knew.

    I think it would take quite a lot to get Edison to spin in his grave. The biog. that I read about Edison a few years ago was that he was a complete thug, and when not stealing and infringing other peoples' patents, he was busy intimidating other inventers who dared to encroach on 'his' turf with hired muscle - a 19th century version of the archetypal crack dealer's baseball bat approach.

  11. Serious problems ahead for the British pound

    By James Turk

    'December 21, 2010 – Last week the British pound fell 3.0% against the US dollar. Some say it was because of UK bank exposure to Spain, which Moody’s warned could be downgraded. Others blamed the UK’s close economic link and heavy debt exposure to Ireland, which Moody’s did actually downgrade last week by 5-levels to Baa1. This low grade is barely above junk status.

    These downgrades in different corners of Europe no doubt had some impact on Sterling’s weakness, but there is I think another factor closer to home. It is the growing awareness of the runaway spending and borrowing by the British government.

    Despite all the rhetoric and promised cuts in spending by the newly elected coalition, the hard fact is that government spending and borrowing continue to soar – and look as if they are spiraling out of control. The following chart illustrates the magnitude of the problem as UK government debt nears £1 trillion.

    Earlier this year, UK government revenue (the blue line) once again began to grow. It was an indication that the British economy was on the mend after the billions spent on the bailout of Northern Rock and the UK government’s rescue of most of that country’s major banks in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. But look closely at the above chart. Expenditures (the red line) remain on the same well-established upward trajectory, climbing higher every year. This growth in spending is unabated, and is now rising at about the same rate as revenue growth. As a consequence, the country’s deficit has barely shrunk from the record level reached at the depth of the financial crisis.

    Note too the accounting sleight-of-hand at the end of 2007. How is it possible that UK government debt grew back then even though the budget deficit was negligible?

    Following in the footsteps of Greece and other basket-case sovereign debtors so adept at creative accounting, UK government accountants glossed over the Northern Rock bailout, the net effect of which made the deficit in 2007 look smaller. Convenient accounting like this cannot possibly instill confidence in UK government bondholders.'

    The bottom line is that the UK’s huge deficit is not sustainable. It will lead to ever greater amounts of so-called “quantitative easing” by the Bank of England, and inevitably this money printing – the turning of UK government debt into British pound currency – will sooner or later lead to hyperinflation.

    I had always thought that the US dollar would hyperinflate and collapse before any other major currency. Lately, I am not so sure. Government spending and borrowing in the UK look even worse than the dire levels being reached in the US. Therefore, the dubious distinction of being the first currency to hyperinflate in the months ahead may end up going to the British pound.

    Nothing new in this article that we didn't know before.

    I get a bit irritated by this sort of throwaway use of the word 'hyperinflation'. What the writer really means is a return to Labour-style high inflation, eg: the 15%, 20%, 25% of the 1970's / 80's. Hyperinflation is another thing entirely.

    Space-filling nonsense.

  12. Today three retailers trumpeted record sales figures over the Christmas period, particularly from online sales.

    Department store group John Lewis, whose sale began on Christmas Eve, reported a 42% increase in online sales that day compared to 2009. Online sales were up by 45% on Christmas Day, with sales peaking between 9pm and 10pm.

    The week leading up to Christmas saw total sales of £97.1m, a rise of 30.5% compared with last year. Nine of John Lewis's shops notched up record sales days for the run-up to Christmas.

    Rival group House of Fraser, which began its sale online at midday on Christmas Eve, said that on Christmas Day online sales were up almost 150% compared to the previous year.

    There is the answer. Online sales. My boy, who does an online version of what we do in the shop ... same product range ... same prices ... is well up on his Xmas turnover, whereas we and other physical High St. traders are down on last year.

    The answer is becoming painfully clear. Especially if we are entering an Al Gore predicted scenario of Gulf Stream slowdown and resultant harsh winters for 10,000 years in Devon & Cornwall. Chuck out the hippy pewter jewellery stand, and sell snow tyres on ebay instead !


    edit : Darn ! I couldn't spell 'jewellery'

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