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Fool's Gold

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  1. And get the photos in the (in)famous Hall of fame... right at the top!!!
  2. I pi$ed myself with laughter seeing photo 5!! A $hitter in a bedroom!! And what is it about people having flatscreen tellies on the wall and so far up you'll end with neck ache after 30 minutes of watching it! And then there's the asking price!
  3. Don't pay it at all. Become Legally Licence Free. It's disgusting the way the BBC act and collect the licence fee by threats and bullying tactics. If any other company tried to extract monies by the means the BBC employs, the BBC would delight in sending the likes of that gruesome Anne Robinson woman in on such pathetic 'Consumer programs' such as watchdog. Just go to YouTube to see the misselling that goes on by so-called TV licence inspectors. and if you don't believe any of it is real, stop paying your TV licence and see the backlash that you WILL receive.
  4. It was all just totally different then. The mechanical phones, Jobbers, posh accents, and relatively slower pace at which trades were carried out compared to today. Fascinating to look back. and I did always wonder how the FTSE100 was calculated and it gives a brief indication of how it was done through the trading day.
  5. Yes I was thinking that too while I watched it. It really was an 'old boys' network' The two women they showed (briefly) on the trading floor had to endure the cheering and whistling of the blokes. They rose above it with a smile but it just goes to show what a different world it was.
  6. I have always wondered what was on those 'hexagonal' stalls on the trading floor. The program shows a close up and they are nothing more that whiteboards for writing the current stock prices on! Just like an old bookies! It was interesting to see the metal/commodities exchange; just a circle of chairs in a room! There were the first signs of the so called 'big-bang' also with an electronic trading system called 'Aerial' (assumed spelling). Anyone know what became of the trading room floor?
  7. An interesting look back at how the London Stock Exchange used to work though mind out for the 'de-bagging' and the women that 'are sometimes nice to look at'! http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00rzvhb/Inside_Story_1976_The_Market/
  8. It's only millions. With current inflation millions are small change. It has to be billions these days for it to be significant.
  9. Notice how they all employ their wife,husband or partner. There is obviously some benefit there for them all. I wonder if 'us lot' would get the same benefit if we employed our partner in such a similar manner if we ran say a business.
  10. It's very common to see the 'female only' clause. It's not new it's been going on for years. Still it's discrimination against males so that's not proper discrimination so it's ok
  11. Yup. The big hole in the road that's stopping everyone from proceeding is NOT going to be repaired by the FEW that caused it. Instead EVERYONE is going to be made to pay for it whether it was their fault or not. It will be a long, slow process but it will protect the FEW and punish the responsible.
  12. eeeeeeeee yyyyyooooowww eeeeeyyyoowwww ,,, brmmmm brmmmmmm... It's kind of boring to watch on TV or being there in person. Different though if you were actually racing. Still there's loads of people that will dogmatically follow it.
  13. That was a hilarious watch. The silly estate agent woman was more concerned with which camera to look into and look pretty! And when she panicked and waffle on about some "study in America" she was thinking it was just like the presentation she had to give for here O level economics I.e. no references to SOURCE material. Thick as pig poo.
  14. This has got to be someone's half-ar$ed attempt at doing a 'contemporary' designer home. Look at the state of the 'bathroom'. Is that the finished thing?? I hope it's half completed tiling... and where are the taps to the sink? (IS IT a sink???) And the cabinet doesn't match the bath!! It just looks badly thought out through and through.
  15. As I've mentioned here and several other postings on this site (to which I cannot find links nor) it is my belief that the 'powers that be', the 'establishment'... the 'idiots at the top' have set course on high inflation as to 'resolving' the problem and whilst protecting themselves and making a generation who are not responsible for the mess pay for. I believe I have come across televisual evidence that is the closest thing to an admission as you'll get, that this is the course chosen. In YouTube video found in this link (2 mins 35 seconds for the quote below, view it all to get the wider context) Matthew Hancock for the conservatives clearly states: When I watched this idiot's posture and heard his stammerings while he came out with the above I realised the it had dawned on him that he was coming close to admitting the unofficial high-inflation policy that has been chosen and he was stumbling around trying to turn around out of the dead-end he was heading into i.e. admitting that inflating the debt away was the unofficial solution. Watch a few seconds after he makes the above statement... he changes tack and becomes all 'lovey' by turning to the Labour twit and the Awesome Mr. Farage saying 'Look, we have all this debt'..now there's a man trying to back-peddle away from something he was about to let slip if I ever saw one. I think this clip is so significant I'll state my re-affirmed belief that the un-official policy chosen by the establishment is one of inflating debts away and making the younger generation pay for it.
  16. I'm no expert in economics but rather simple when it comes to these matters. As I see it there are two ways out of this mess and they are: 1. Let things crash, let prices of everything establish their correct level through the natural mechanisms of an untampered free market I.e. those who cause the mess pay. If you succeed you succeed, if you fail YOU fail. This is naturally the unpalatable choice of those who caused the current mess as they would lose out whilst the younger generation would probably gain most. They could afford a house and start saving into a pension etc. 2. Inflate debts away through QE. Prices are maintained and those that caused this mess are bailed out and the problem of paying for it falls on the younger generation. It will take many years to establish normality I.e. it will be long and drawn out but it has the advantage that the current establishment both protects their interest and kicks the can down the road. If you kick the can long enough it will eventually chip away to nothing when hey guess what the current establishment will be long gone, dead and 6 foot under but their interests will have been maintained. Guess which option King has chosen....
  17. Yes. What you have to realise is that the 'powers that be' do, secretly, understand the mess this country is in. Even they become intoxicated by moonshine peddled by the Bimbo Allslop so much so they encouraged housing as though it were a central 'industry' to the UK economy i.e. low interest rates, easy credit, dodgy lending etc. Now the party is over they've realised that all those weasel words uttered from the Alslop oral orifice were just that. Worse, 'they've' realised we've come so far up $hit creek with high house prices that for the to drop (as they should just as any overpriced 'commodity' would) that a few would suffer just to save the many. (Although long term I think it would have a long term detrimental effect on the many). The path chosen by the idiot Merv is inflation. Screw anyone who has been prudent and saved and not taken on debt they cannot service. Three cheers for the bozo-financially-feckless who believed in the 'new economy' of house prices and that there will never, ever be 'boom and bust' again (thanks Gormless Brown). You have savings. You're getting a pathetic 1 or 2% interest on those savings unless you're prepared to tie it up for 5+ years You're getting taxed on those miserly returns. You're being screwed. Face it. The idiot Merv has repeatedly claimed that inflation rises will only be temporary. Referring to my own memory alone, but hasn't he been saying that for almost 2 years now? And how many letters has he had to write because inflation is above target? They have been so numerous that it is now a non-event. Merv having to write his lines to his 'Master' the Chancellor 'I must keep inflation at 2%, I must keep inflation at 2%..' It goes on but he never has achieved any of those resolutions (except when he was just 'going with the flow. i.e. he had his feet up on his mahogony desk, fat cheroot in mouth puffing away like the Flying Scotsman. He is the little schoolboy given repeated detentions but completely ignores the lesson to be learnt. If inflation is only temporary then I challenge the Idiot Merv to put his (inflation-linked) pension where his mouth is. Then we would see some action.
  18. I don't understand how anyone can be described as 'clever' if they attend a place where fairy stories are peddled as truth or, worst still, that they believe in them.
  19. I know it was rhetorical but I just had to point out that with the choice of the hyper inflation path that the powers-that-be have chosen isn't it better to now owe a bunch of IOUs rather than hold a bunch of inflated-to-nothing IOUs?
  20. Darn, I was hoping Gormless Brown would be unique in holding that coveted title.
  21. Mmm working indeed. It's come to the attention of a person on this board. Alas it's seeking ridicule on here rather than encouraging a sale.
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