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Toto deVeer

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  1. As of late he's hired the Madmen to create a Grandfatherly image it seems. Nonetheless it's good to see this message spread.
  2. Costa is better than Starbucks Pepsi is better than Coke Burger king is better than MacDs Labour is better than ConLib I'm a non-conformist.
  3. See article I Was a Paid Internet Shill: How Shadowy Groups Manipulate Internet Opinion and Debate - Linky
  4. Interesting but bizarre. Kinda hard to rank in this way...
  5. Well I agree with most of what you've said - but imo interest rates need to rise before a general sell bias develops. Looking at the dips in the historical Nationwide charts it looks to me that the bear markets in the past have been accompanied by rising interest rates. This current bear market is different, and hasn't really started to develop yet. Still in the early stages, I contend.
  6. Yes not managing your programming talent effectively will kill any software company. I lost a lot of money betting against Sony in the 80's so I won't comment on them - you could be right - but you need to add Apple to that list as well.
  7. Oh my. The world can move to the metric system but can't agree on the definition of a trillion?
  8. I think that one of Cameron's close connections is involved in Wonga.com. I suppose this is the reason that whoever wrote the bible made sure that there was a reference to Jesus throwing the moneylenders out of the temple.
  9. Cameron (and his advisor, Lord Sassoon) knows the difference. Debt has to increase on aggregate or the whole edifice collapses. If private debt doesn't then public debt must. Only way to change this scenario is to eliminate debt based currency. And no politician will take that decision.
  10. There is little pressure to sell at the moment. That is the issue.
  11. No doubt there is a 'cheap and inexpensive' remedy (just ask the estate agent )...
  12. Amen to this. High land value has pretty much destroyed local economies and communities.
  13. Easy - you lend 250 principle - then let it build to 10,000 with interest after 6 mo - then you sell the note to Guido for 500 - making a cool 100% in six months - then Guido breaks legs to get whatever he can after that. He'll probably get a couple of hundred per finger - or a few hundred for a nose. Guido's risk is that every now and then he murders the customer - but that's just a risk of doing business these days.
  14. I'm getting the same vib. There seems to be a money gusher developing in the top 1% of the population. Just a matter of time before it explodes across all levels of society as raging inflation, I fear. This is not going to be something gradual - it will happen overnight - literally. God help us if it does. Sadly I don't think that any of the politicians and central bankers realize how deadly this will be - for them. At least Britain has ready the appropriate infrastructure to deal with this - in the Tower of London.
  15. This whole concept is nuts. Especially against the 'so-called' third world - and the Islamic peoples. Nato takes the western, and falacious, cultural view that geopolitics is like a game of chess - there are certain rules and strategies, and that a doctrine, such as Blairs, can be made to work. But the Arab and Muslim world considers this conflict in terms of backgammon - a game where your force ebbs and flows, and your strategy is fluid and changes based upon position and luck. You can't win against this militarily - and they are experts at it. So these folks will just melt away if confronted, and then come out again in the dark of night. And they will do it for centuries if need be. This is the fallacy of the Blair doctrine - all it will accomplish is to stir up a hornets nest. In the meantime we will have spent trillions to blow up a few tents in the desert. Thank you Tony.
  16. Definitely nice work for some .. I think the Blairs just paid a million plus in cash for a new house? Very nice work.
  17. Anyone see Tony Blair on BBC's Andrew Marr show this morning? It seems that national sovereignty no longer exists, judging from the interview. "We have to act pre-emptively against these fanatical extrememists wherever needed..." Interviewer ... Blair You mean in Mali? .... well yes France is doing the right thing there... But this is a result of invading Lybia, isn't it? ... well these things can happen... You mean we should be in Syria? ... that's a decision for the Prime Minister... But what about Afghanistan and Iraq? (of course followed to its logical conclusion this doctrine will require invading Pakistan, Yemen, Iran, most of northern and central Africa and maybe a South American country of two). The message came through to me clearly: that there is no such thing as national borders anymore...you just load up the plane and fly right in, guns blazing... I think this is called the 'Blair Doctrine' ... basically abolishing the principle of Westphalian sovereignty that has governed world politics since 1648. No doubt the Blair doctrine will work great until those practising it bump up against a country that does not - like China perhaps?
  18. Why not contact Wordpress and ask them what percentage of their sales comes from bitcoin? Here's another example - real world - I was in Oman at a shopping area on the coast. The electricity went down across the area for several hours. Completely. No electricity. Did this stop commerce? No. Most shops stayed open. Coffee shops were selling water, canned drinks, cakes etc. The most difficult aspect was buying. No cards could be used. I happened to have a lot of change - coins. Made it possible for several customers to buy stuff. I was happy to exchange these with customers and the shopkeeper to facilitate things. I found this experience highly enlightening as to what money is. Suppose I had gone to the shopkeeper and said "I've got this usb stick with bitcoin, will you sell me some cakes and some drinks?" What do you think the response would be?
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