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  1. Schaublin

    UK House prices: News & Views

    I used to be a rentier living off the labour of others but saw the error of my ways back in Spring 07 - sold up and put the proceeds into PMs. As for what I do, not much really - potter about in the workshop (miniature engineering) play chess, read, cycle, wonder about the purpose of existence - usual things. Edit: BTW, I looked at your blog - We probably have a lot in common regarding building things oneself.
  2. Schaublin

    UK House prices: News & Views

    Are you one of those astute rentiers living off the labour of others?
  3. Schaublin

    GOLD

    You know, after I had typed the word 'colon', I wondered if you would take it the wrong way
  4. Schaublin

    GOLD

    try this link (there was a space after the colon Fitkid) http://www.kitco.com/KitcoNewsVideo/kitco_news.htm
  5. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Those text-to-movies are great - hopefully educating people who otherwise would not be interested in these things. This one about QE has over a million views!
  6. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Yes, this engineered event may well be the last chance to acquire physical at these prices. Interesting to know who is buying from the weak hands. There may be too many of 'them' lining up to buy which will prevent the price falling as far as was planned.
  7. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Very good
  8. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Just caught 5 minutes on the World Service about gold on their business programme . Usual talking heads saying it's a bubble yada yada but slightly better overall balance than usual. One thing that did occur to me was that some buyers at the moment believe they are riding a bubble - while others believe that the fundamentals of a fiat system in its end days make gold an excellent store of wealth. Being in wine, I cannot at the moment come to any conclusions about these strange bedfellows who are doing the same thing for different reasons.
  9. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Yes, this is interesting. I have recently been thinking that the 'leakage' into the controlled media of people like Max Keiser, Gerald Celente, peter Schiff et al is starting to look like a real threat to the status quo. I believe we are now entering a dangerous time when the people that control the system will start to resort to direct intimidation and violence against any threat to their power. The 'money illusion' cannot be allowed to fail and I worry about the safety of people like Keiser.
  10. Schaublin

    GOLD

    RH, you have presented yourself in a poor light by writing this. The pointless arguments about linear/log display about information appear to be a smokescreen to prevent due credit to Pixel8er. I would guess that most here have seen this. It does you no credit.
  11. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Are you sure you don't mean Roman's Bermuda Triangle?
  12. Schaublin

    GOLD

    I think you have written of the dollar quite a bit - especially how much you like em and how you swapped your silver for em! Ok, I know that was a typo but even so, Warpig does have a valid point about repetition brainwashing - thing is though, I still, after all this time on GEI, do not know your real position.
  13. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Log vs linear is simple enough to grasp and only needs mentioning occasionally for the benefit of newbies. You do seem to be making an inordinately long meal of it.
  14. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Why despair about something that doesn't exist (the political left vs right illusion)? If you do not agree with free markets and are pro government - and do not believe that the currency will be debased to nothing, why own gold at all? Regarding Pixel8er, He put his judgment on gold on record several years ago and all the regulars here know he has been remarkably accurate.
  15. Schaublin

    GOLD

    I listened to it. Interesting that the Chinese and other Eastern countries are buying German technology - and some Germans are saving their wealth in gold. Their 'produce and save' (in a proper store of wealth) mentality is being criticised by the feckless spend and borrow and produce nothing nations!
  16. Schaublin

    SILVER

    I saw that listing and thought it a bit odd - as you say, why not get get it assayed. ebay eh!
  17. Schaublin

    GOLD

    I think something more reliable is needed for this run. The most used and reliable launch vehicle in the history of spaceflight. By the dawn of the 21st century, more than 1,600 Soyuz rockets of various kinds had been launched with an unparalled success rate of 97.5% for production models. The two-stage Soyuz that presently transports cosmonauts and astronauts to the International Space Station http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/...ch_vehicle.html
  18. Schaublin

    SILVER

    I think CGNAO's advice about throwing away your crystal balls charts is worth listening to.
  19. Schaublin

    SILVER

    Some thing's up - $30 dead ahead. I like to read about JP Morgan shorts being taken out on stretchers
  20. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Doubt he has gold - such people are so convinced of their own superiority and the rightness of the system that they would not dream of joining the 'cranks' with gold
  21. Electric cars have come on in the last hundred years... Then and now: 100 miles If today's supporters of EV's would dig into the specifications and the sales brochures of early 20th century electric "horseless carriages", their enthusiasm would quickly disappear. Fast-charged batteries (to 80% capacity in 10 minutes), automated battery swapping stations, public charging poles, load balancing, the entire business plan of Better Place, in-wheel motors, regenerative braking: it was all there in the late 1800s or the early 1900s. It did not help. Most surprisingly, however, is the seemingly non-existent progress of battery technology. http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/05/the...same-range.html Simple really. If you wish to travel at high speed in a vehicle weighing a ton, you will need a lot of energy.
  22. Schaublin

    GOLD

    I am strapped-in but the engines' vibrations scare me.
  23. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Unfortunately, we seem to have lost RB as a reliable contra indicator. Realistbear: I find it increasingly difficult to try to predict anything. http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...howtopic=154090 Glad that RB finally realises that he does not understand anything but peeved that we have lost a top rated 'top caller'
  24. Schaublin

    GOLD

    I was mulling over why it is that so many people, some obviously intelligent, try to create complicated models to explain why QE , massive debt and de-industrialisation of the West is not a problem and how this complicated economy can be tweaked and tinkered with and it will all come right. Perhaps the reason people try to create these models is simply an unwillingness/inability to admit that 500 years of Western hegemony is ending.
  25. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Worth a look back to 2007 on HPC gold thread. http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...=43821&st=0 Someone called Domo wrote: agree completly, all assets ahve been boosted by a tide of liquidity, and yes gold is bought with leveredge too as are other assets. the inflation of the last 25 years has been a credit inflation, the creation of promises to pay money, not the money itself. When confidence in the economy collapses so do the promises ie>debt ie>money supply. When deflation of the huge credit/debt superstructure will cause huge deflation. Only safe cash will go up in value. Why cannot people grasp the simple fact that when a debt cannot be re payed, the holders of the debt (savers) are left holding rapidly depreciating promissory notes - eventually worth nothing. Water will not run uphill and fiat currencies do not appreciate in purchasing power when the issuer can and will print.
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