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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.
  9. lupercal

    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. Hi I woke up today to find that the green party has been elected locally in my village. This is I think a response to the right-wing government making cuts and the recently ousted left wing government being in the pocket of property developers and putting high rises on vineyards. Politicians here are immune to prosecution so tend to get a little carried away when in office and dealing with money and contracts. The green party seem different, they are all nearly from the village, The main thrust of their green program seems to be providing for children and stopping property development. Im not sure how its going to be paid for though. Having got permission to build my place, this is something I support strongly. I'm aware its a bit hypocritical. I'm wondering if any other expats have worked with the green parties in their areas. What was the reaction towards transition town and locally produced food initiatives. It seems something that is popular in the UK but here people are very impressed with Tesco. Who to be honest have a fantastic business selling goods at UK prices to people who earn 1/3 the wage but previously had to pay much more. Is it better to let them do there stuff and stick to helping family and friends.
  11. 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.
  12. usually the shift and sym key

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

  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. From Slashdot: http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/01/07/16...Revenues-Leaked So it is overvalued
  17. We are being spammed from this site and the facebook page , something called RSS grafifiti is positng adds for cheap cigs
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    A straw man argument is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.[1] To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by substituting it with a superficially similar yet unequivalent proposition (the "straw man"), and refuting it, without ever having actually refuted the original position.[1][2] I think this is a straw man:) I do admire the current system though. I'd like to make the claim that without fractional reserve banking there would be no space program. Crashing JP Morgan does most people no good.
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    Is there any evidence on this affecting JP Morgan. How possible is it that the buy silver and destroy JP Morgan is an urban myth whipped up on the internet to a hysteria? There is kernel of truth, but if I was in on silver years ago, this could be a useful fad thats pushing slver higher on nothing http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69Q0SE20101027
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    I'd rather that then a collapse of system which is what the people at zero-hedge are calling for.
  21. I am very tempted. If this place has broadband, I could live there http://www.greenshifters.co.uk/for_sale/63..._ACRES_TURF_BOG
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    Coming soon: the loud thud of a gold bust http://blogs.reuters.com/deep-pocket/2010/...of-a-gold-bust/
  23. How did you use it. I couldn't work out how to generate worthwhile sales leads from it? Thats from a software company rather than a recruiter though.
  24. In my experience most people moan about it, sign a few petitions then shop there anyway. And still moan about it. Back in UK, Sainsburys built on the local cricket ground which was land given under covenant to be used for recreation in perpetuity. It's still busy there though.