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  1. mSparks

    UK House prices: News & Views

    It would appear creditcrunch.co.uk is rip
  2. There's lots of other caveats. But I dont think any of them compare in scale to: This, foe example http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full Is waaay too conservative. (and even that says " there is no biological need for dietary fructose") basically, it serves (through quite a complicated metabolic pathway) in the creation of body fat. (via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycerol to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triglyceride) Without sugars creating body fat is "almost" impossible. Some body fat is highly desirable. But as soon as you get above a BMI of 25, everything starts to be poisoned. In The UK, they are now at some 65% of the population with a BMI > 25 (unhealthy) and 30% > 30 (life expectancy of around 60 years old). Not to mention, being fugly.
  3. It was a $6.5Billion loss funnily enough the Beeb story has now been edited to say both their profit halved and they made the biggest loss in two decades. -> ROFL, fuxing retards
  4. not for a long time. But now that you mention it, both HungerGames and the recent Prometheus film http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Chemical_A0-3959X.91_%E2%80%93_15 contain references to it. The later seemingly the source for this description. Previous incarnations in Lost (the black smoke) Not sure which philospher is credited with the original concept.
  5. cool. here's the picture on nasa http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/1/p/4073/1P489773398EFFCNK6P2413R1M1.JPG
  6. Sorry, no Alien life to report. But just back from watching "The Martian" in the cinema http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4731 And have to recommend it. Very pleasant movie.
  7. Just catching up on various sitrep stuff. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/22/china-gold-ccb-idUSL8N12M44H20151022 I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure this means gold is heading down hard.
  8. http://ecat.com/news/e-cat-patent-granted-by-uspto lol I saw the new post here and thought "hmm, been a while since I've looked at the ecat", found the patent (from August....) and came back to post it. Should of guessed that was the new post, I'd of saved myself half an hour.
  9. Bacteria Make Diesel Molecules By engineering the genome of E. coli with genes from several sources, scientists have coaxed the microbe to produce diesel-replica hydrocarbons. By Dan Cossins | April 24, 2013 http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/35293/title/Bacteria-Make-Diesel-Molecules/
  10. as long as the Chinese government is putting its tax income into the stock market rather than gold. gold is going nowhere.
  11. Chinese shares look like they will be a huge buying opportunity in around 12 to 18 months once this rout of stupid farmers that think trading stocks is easier than feeding pigs is over with. that will accelerate western decline.
  12. eBrowser is a bit broken atm, Fixing it up is on my todo list (gonna re-release is as eLocProxy so people don't have to use lobo browser). Along with a fair few other things. But yeah, thats the reason for it.
  13. Hmmmmm. At what point does a heated disagreement become a lack of respect? And why should anyone need to interfere? Pretty sure either A&K or myself would have got ourselves banned if we had some of the PM discussions we've had on the open forum. That we kept it out of sight is the forums loss not ours.... People all to often hit that "report" button when they realise they've lost an argument, and the mods end up sending the wrong people away. If the people who lost also happen to be moderators. Well, I think we've all experienced that.
  14. Interesting hypothesis, any particular reason for believing that based on things he actually did. Rather than the things he was claiming to be responsible for. (you know, like "no more boom and bust" just because there hadn't been a boom for a decade or so.)
  15. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I see now. You fell for the whole political art form that is claiming credit for something that had nothing to do with them. This is of course bullshit, but it's not your fault, and no one can blame you for being taken in by the elaborate propaganda, misdirection, and blatant lies. I often forget how ignorant we all really are. It's an unfortunate consequence that when politicians claim credit for things that were nothing to do with them, they also end up taking the blame when it all goes wrong. In the real world politicians are rather the scapegoats for all the rafts of permanent statists who are really pulling the strings, you can usually see them realise this by the decay in their face: All under the direction of her Royal inbred ladyship and family. To see what is really going on behind the curtain you merely have to open it and see what's outside. it's not particularly pleasant, a bit gruesome even; mixed with a few home truths which sting like a wasp. You have to be fairly confident in your sanity to take that step, and be well prepared for the lambasting which comes with it, but in the end it's the only way to see the sunrise.
  16. mSparks


    well, not all bonds... Greece Ten Year Government Bond Spread- 10.44%
  17. Historically we've just bumped off our creditors. Not sure that's on option this time round, but they'll probably try.
  18. And just in case you only have access to corporate media. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_protests (although I disagree whole heartedly with the US health insurance support)
  19. Its Anti deflationary As oppossed to "inflationary" http://www.ny.frb.org/markets/mbs_faq.html These securities were trading in the open market (where the fed bought them) at double digit percentage rates of interest (excluding defaults), The premise is high interest rates are deflationary. _____ As a caveat, there is a "not disproven" theory that medium to long term high interest rates are inflationary, and low interest rates are deflationary, I plan to "prove" it either way if we enter deflation proper (which if its going to occur will start around the beginning of 011) using what I refer to as the "money in the pot" model part of http://www.theborgmatrix.com/ltk/index2.php/milliEcon-v2/29. _______ Also, beware of the use of "Guaranteed" and "as security" - these aren't purchases but collateral which is something different.
  20. If a mortgage backed security was supposed to pay 6% But is only paying 5% for a 25 year maturity instrument they still have a saleable value significantly above (the £138 in the treasury case) the "face value" (the £100 in a treasury case) in a 0.5% interest rate environment, this has sweet f' all to do with "overpaying", its just basic finance. The point is, even with record low interest rates, lenders are still struggling to find people who will borrow off them. £220Bln is barely enough to cover the money that used to be created by RBS all on its own, must be even worse in the US with the actual loss of Lehman. So if the BoE creates £220Bln and RBS stops creating £400Bln There is still less money than there was before.
  21. Thats not true though is it? Is it not just that they are sold to the central bank at 0.5% yield? Kind of like a normal investor buying an 8.75% Treasury bond with a face value of £100 maturing in 2017, for £138 ("over inflated" by 38%) in a 0.5% interest rate environment.
  22. ripping off the poor and disadvantaged for profit has always been "legal" in capitalist society, except for a few exceptions where TPTB don't get enough of a cut to risk the backlash. Doesn't mean its legitimate.
  23. non "forged" money does not cause any kind of inflation, it is destroyed once it is used - i.e. runs through the legitimate taxation cycle. For inflation Either its literally forged - as in not created by those responsible for its legitimate uses. Or its objectively forged - as in created for illegitimate purposes by those responsible for its uses (the common explanation for Weinmar - "pretending" to pay off debt). Albert Einstein Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
  24. But with printed paper, you can walk into a factory and buy all their stock for the next 2 months with little to no traceability to your forged notes. Digital digits have a heritage you cannot escape from, hard for them to escape into peoples hands when they are just filling a void of defaulted digital digits. Are you referring to some kind of HI not caused by expansion of the monetary base?
  25. Let me put it this way. US and UK QE only covers some $2Trln of the >$10Trln contraction in Corporate Money. It was opportunistic rather than inflationary saviour printing. No one wants $'s £'s or €'s for anything other than paying down debt, because you can't buy shit with them and the tax regimes are so godawfull. I've yet to see one piece of evidence of "inflation", most of the rebounds in prices over the past few months are barely explained by closing out of short positions as interest rates crashed through the floor. Let alone any increase in $/£/€ transactions. This is all completely separate from "hyperinflation" - which is a rapid expansion of the base currency, usually via projects such as Operation Bernhard, of which all the British ones still seem to be classified, even American ones are barely declassified: https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-...i3a06p_0001.htm But at least they point out "The British were by far the best". Which explains why the imperial empires enemies have such a nasty historical habbit of catching a dose of Hyperinflation. _____