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  1. http://www.smallholder.co.uk/news/property/2253677.The_road_to_the_Scottish_Isles___Elspeth_Soutar_tells_how_she_followed_a_dream_and_moved_to_the_Outer_Hebrides/
  2. You have to leave England http://www.pureportugal.co.uk/listman/listings/l0012.html 110K euro
  3. How can it be bullish when there are more sellers than buyers?
  4. My pennyworth http://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE:CVX http://www.google.com/finance?catid=us-60918252
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    Good ideas a free market in banking.
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    When houses went up people want to buy them with borrorowed money. When gold goes up people want to sell it. Why is this?
  7. Theres a guy in there who had no windfall and explained this meant he took more risks and the risks he took. It's a very good book.
  8. This book is excellent. I'm 1/3 of the way through and learning about a whole new world. My next step is to raise the free capital. It seems the subject had some sort of windfall (through their own efforts) to get started and built on it.I hope theres a rags to riches story in there.
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    The Fuel Cell thread

    Scientists have engineered a cheap, abundant alternative to the expensive platinum catalyst and coupled it with a light-absorbing electrode to make hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. The secret ingredient is molybdenum sulfide. A team of researchers have engineered a cheap, abundant alternative to the expensive catalyst platinum and coupled it with a light-absorbing electrode to make hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. The discovery was published in Nature Materials by theorist Jens Nørskov of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University and a team of colleagues led by Ib Chorkendorff and Søren Dahl at the Technical University of Denmark. The team optimized a photo-electrochemical water splitting device by designing light absorbers made of silicon arranged in closely packed pillars, imaged above using a scanning electron microscope. After dotting the pillars with tiny clusters of the new catalyst and exposing the pillars to light, researchers watched as hydrogen gas bubbled up -- as quickly as if they'd used costly platinum. Credit: Image courtesy of Christian D. Damsgaard, Thomas Pedersen and Ole Hansen, Technical University of Denmark. http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-hydrogen-fuel-tech-boost-low-cost.html
  10. It's difficult to say. The vineyards are not being pulled up to build flats but that might be due to the end of the housing boom. Property is x10 income now and only the really poor property has dropped in price. People cant buy but want to. It's easier to control the market opinion when many don't speak English or German so are less exposed to alternative view points. I've not heard of any changes in policy as such but many of the public works contracts are going out to tender again. They generally go to friends of the ruling political party.EU regulations should stop some of this in EU funded programs but its an uphill battle with the people in power expecting to benefit from the money and theres no real public interest in changing it. A real fear of organised crime too. It's expected they are involved on most big deals. Why be a whistle blower, lose your job and risk mafia threats. Also politicians are immune from prosecution so wont suffer if caught. I can't see how political party can change any of this.
  11. usually the shift and sym key

  12. to get voice on the kindle press home then menu then experimental for instructions

  13. I'll buy this. I would like to ask if there is there any plan to interview unsuccessful investors and gain knowledge from that. Does anyone remember the Derren Brown trick when he predicted the winners of horse races. Starting with a large amount of people, He made a prediction that each horse in a race would be a winner to at least one person. Most were wrong but a few won. By the end of three races a small number of people were convinced he had a secret formula for wealth . How does this book avoid such selection bias.
  14. Could Goldman be trying to blow a new internet bubble and stimulate the economy as a favour to the Fed? These bubbles have been made before in the 90s with Netscape and Ebay.
  15. From Slashdot: http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/01/07/16...Revenues-Leaked So it is overvalued