Blimey....long time no hear Jax. The big 50. That's a nasty one. It's all downhill from there. lolol. Grim said that he'd missed you. I think he mentioned something about a hurricane and had to leave Sydney early. You've got rubbish weather over there. lol. Pity you missed him though. He would have liked to have seen you. Living right on the harbour? You must have some money.
Surprised to hear you're not trading. You used to love your warrants. I never did understand them. lol. I'm still plugging away with my spreadbetting. I won't give that up now. For me, it's the safest way to make money. Bit by bit. No big sixes out of the ground. Just singles off every ball. lolol. That should be written down in a guide to spreadbetting. I think everyone is depending on the central banks stepping in when things start to look as if they're going belly up. They're in too deep now and will just keep putting money into the system whether it's QE or under the table. There's no other way. Everywhere is bankrupt. Just print money to oblivion. Could take a hundred years for oblivion to arrive so they'll just keep doing it. I just look at Venezuela. Everyone at the time, about 2 years ago, was saying how great it was that their stockmarket was up 400%. Now it's a bankrupt country on the verge of default with double digit inflation. The government just printed money to buy stocks and everything else. We'll all end up the same but could be years away yet. Hopefully I'll be long gone.
West Ham are doing well. ust on the fringe of the big money clubs. If Leicester can show such improvement then so can West Ham. I really want Leicester to win the Premiership this season though. Just to prove to the big spenders that it can be done with hard work and teamwork. We need more teams like that.
Gutted Moon - Johan Cruyff, the best player I ever saw gone. what a player, manager and forthright character who knew his own mind. That Cruyff turn was one of my favourite moments in football ever, and look up on youtube a penalty he took with Jesper Olsen at Ajax - nobody else had thought to do that before, and Neymar and Suarez recently repeated it at his second home of Barcelona. That Dutch team was superb, and he was the best of that team, though thought that Johan Neeskens was very close. Getting very fed up with icons disappearing this year.
Glad your car is going well, and hope you get your laptop to keep going for many more years - your right about having things now and wishing we had them years ago - but I wish I had my ipad and ipod back when I was a kid, but they had not been invented then. I love on a basic level being able to buy films or music without having to trapse to town in the pouring rain, instead having them instantly to enjoy.
Do you think they should stop showing the images of terrorist attacks in the media? In a way, it might help if they ignored it, instead of giving air-time to ISIS cause and free publicity to persuade other Jihadi's to join in the carnage. It hasn't helped stop it by blanket coverage, so why not try a news blackout on these events, like in the second World War?
FTSE wasn't great today, but seeing Next hit, and BHS problems explains that!
I think the data in the article support VT.
While GOP turnout was up compared to 2012, Democratic turnout was down compared to 2008. (In 2012 Obama was running for re-election so there was no Democratic primary.)
Voter ID laws disproportionately affect low-income minority voters, that is, voters who are more likely to vote for Democrats. That's why Republican legislatures pass them whenever they can. The usual excuse is to prevent "vote fraud" but there is overwhelming evidence that there is vanishingly little actual fraud in American elections. "Vote fraud" is a fig leaf to cover vote suppression.
Republicans know that they are outnumbered by both Democrats and Independents. So there best shot at winning is to prevent as many potential Democratic voters from getting to the polls as possible.
In the minds of many Republicans--including you, I suspect--poor people and minorities shouldn't be allowed to vote anyway. For many Republicans, limiting the franchise to land owners, as we did in the early days of the Republic, would be just fine. Since that's not legal or likely to become legal any time soon, the next best thing is to discourage Democrats from going to the polls.
Steven, I don't know about that but I am trying to do a study about why you are posting under so many different names?
appreciate it Eric..DADO is the ROCK..I like to have some fun..DADO kept me in this thing..but I spent about 20 Hours doing DD and everything kept coming back BAM! so here I AM! Believers about to be Blessed!
Van Gaal has to go. It's just delaying the inevitable by keeping him hanging on. Man U have nothing now. No heart and no fight.
Come on Leicester.
A hard match between the Irish and French this afternoon. Don't rate the French much.
The Scots are surprisingly strong this season but the Welsh had them in their pocket and have just scored an easy try to finish it off.
Come on England!
Sorry Grim. I've been lagging behind in the messages again but I lost everything on one of my computers last monday, and I mean everything, and it took me all week to recover it all from backup discs and transferring stuff from my other computer. I'm always scared of something like that happening and am meticulous with taking hard copies of everything so that I can restore it if the worst happens. I lost all my pictures and video clips of the dogs etc from years ago but have them all back where I want them now. The computer looks a bit different but it's as near as can be back to where it was. The only thing I've definitely lost were all my e mails from my isp email from many years ago but as I only use the yahoo email address now, it doesn't matter that much. It was mainly old work stuff I lost.
Anyway, yes a great weekend for the England rugby team. It was a hard fought match against the French and they really wanted to beat England so it was a good result in the end. England are a much improved team but I don't think they compare to the Aussies or NZ
I just don't have any enthusiasm for Man U. The new young striker looks very good but they're a very average team. I really want Leicester to win the premiership this season. They're playing really well, even though they're riding their luck sometimes. Some good friendlies coming up for England. I don't usually watch the friendlies but Holland and Germany will be worth watching
I hope they make more x files even though I thought the final episode was a bit poor. It was as if they'd just knocked up that episode and it just seemed too much for me. I like it when they do something that makes you think that something they look into could be possible but it was too far fetched that last episode
I do like the look of those Samsung curved tv's. We have them in Curry's up here and I always look at them when I go in. lol. You got a really good deal there but I don't think they're that expensive even at full price.
i rent my home in suburbs and rent apartment on harbor mate , once i was single no point keeping 3 bedrooms 3 bath double garage for me so i down sized rent off sets .
just spent too much time on it stocks i wish i tried harder with x so no more for me , grim was right while im single run a muck , i can see light at end of tunnel life is good again .started to meet the right girls so just have to pic now and start again ,
i do and dont miss trading ,i can see why its a young mans game.
i still look at hotcopper etc forums and shake my head i got involved in all that #$%$ but laugh . do you think risky is still around or gone to the heavens.
The FTSE has been trying all week to do what it did today. Even with the Dow, DAX etc going up we had been badly lagging. I think it's all to do with this BREXIT stuff because we just haven't been keeping pace with everyone else. I've picked up a few longs today.
You're doing the right thing by looking for bargains and not just jumping in feet first on a whim. It's the only way to keep ahead of the pack. The committed bulls are going to get hammered, just as the committed bears are going to get hammered.....as always.
That new CEO sounds like a real tyrant. lol. Some think that's the only way though and never change. I've met quite a few of them in my time and they always get pushed out in the end. It cause3s a lot of upheaval until they do go though.
They've only made 6 X files episodes. I wonder if it's a tester to see if it's still popular?
I'm out on the booze tonight. My sister's 25th wedding anniversary and we're all going out for a meal.
David Gest gone as well. He was very popular in the UK because of his BB and jungle appearances and he seemed a very nice bloke, albeit a bit strange. The sad thing is that he had to leave BB early due to illness and it was obviously leading up to him dying. My worst nightmare something like that because I've been to the doctors last week with an unexplained pain in my chest and there was nothing found. She said it could have been a slight infection but to go back if it gets worse. It'll get worse when I keel over one day when I'm out walking the dogs. Then I'm stuffed.
A cracking result for Leicester and would have been better if Man U had given spurs a game. I hope Leicester beat Man U 5-0 at Old Trafford to win the premiership. a grat result for Man C as well to reach the semi finals of the champions league. I hope they win it for Pelligrini because I think he deserves it after the way he's been treated.
I don't seem to be very interested in the cricket these days. Maybe a good ashes match will change that. lol
Who's this Grim? ...... This shouldn't be happening. It doesn't make sense........ Every bear in the world. lololol. I've lost count of the number of times I've read from 'experts' that the ftse will struggle to get past 6200 before the big falls start again. I've been buying the dips since 5600 and every dip up from there. Not a short in sight for me. lol I think 5600 was the bears March 2009 and we know what happened from there as the shorters and sellers got clobbered all the way up to new highs. We might see a pullback from here as it looks very overbought a slight adjustment and we'll be off on a charge again. There's still too much money sloshing about and any tightening they say they're doing isn't really tightening.
Isn't it strange how it's all gone quiet with Isis and syria. Maybe you're right and they're starving them of attention. That would help calm the public as well. No news is good news.
good to see you back Moon, but boy is it difficult getting a word in edgeways here lolol - more so hard to get a word on due boards messing about.
I'm hoping the rest of your animal menagerie is all safe and well, you have had a bad trot of it recently - so sorry for what has been happening. How are those snails going these days?
Markets got to a real high for me on Friday, but pegged back today - its always the same and you can set your watch by when the falls are going to take place, one day after new highs lol. Anyway, I am really happy with my portfolio, so apart from scrip divis I won't be adding anymore until Feb next year, barring any dramatic bargains, I have committed so much more during these falls so I have to whittle down the trading reserve loan for now. But picking up RDSB, LGEN, AZN and GSK top-ups were irresistible at these levels. Was eyeing up a miner but can't take that risk with work things going on.
Yep, hoping nothing untoward, and think it is more a comment on the CEO than anything - he has been rubbing up Camelot the wrong way - FD was DIrector of the year 2 years ago under previous CEO and we had a happy ship. However, hardly anyone seems happy here now, the famous last words being "this is not a democracy". Anyway, it will be possibly 5 months before positions are filled permanently, so with that and a nice VR, I might be better off going.
Loving the X-files again this week Moon - agreed on the humour - there was some great lines form the lizard bloke, and enjoyed the binman episode. A real welcome back to them. Saw a great movie called "Kawajaki" about a platoon in Afghanistan protecting a dam - a true story and worth a look.
Re Coldplay, it is London for us thank goodness, too risky for Paris. Too big a band for JErsey though. We have got Stewart Lee coming across, my favourite comedian ever! Have a llok at his Comedy Vehicle on BBC2 Thursday - dry as a desert, and insults the audience without them realising it lol