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  1. I am not denying you a strong opinion. However I think some perspective would be useful. That or it is head in the sand kind of thinking. ''If you think people living away from big cities use less energy, you are probably wrong. I think not. The big waste in a spread out area is mostly in transport. That depends. Even people who "live off grid", probably wind up burning huge amounts of energy getting too and from their cabin in the woods, or whatever it is. If they stay put, and grow their own food (as it old days), they may use less energy. But how many do that? A growing number, who really get it, I suppose. Another problem is : the world does not have enough land, for people to all living off grid somewhere. True . We need cities, because the alternative is a mass die-off, which some folks think the elites are now trying to engineer.'' Well this is certainly where a die off would occur first, if it is going to happen. See Kunstler or Greer for details. Don't you feel people are being shepherded into the cities? Meanwhile the countryside is a landgrab for the wealthy/multinationals.' I think there is a lot to recommend for cities-in an outmoded way of living- which runs on the ways of the past 50 years. Small towns/rural communities is where its at.
  2. With all due respect, if what makes your (holier than thou) 'walkable community' cozy and walkable is a couple of nuclear power stations providing electricity and the diesel powering of unnaturally irrigated fields of Guandong trucking your fruit and veggies to downtown cafes and grocers every morning, then I don't think your definition of "a walkable 'community' ", is what these guys are on about. Surely cities like HK are going to bear the brunt of over population and see something indescribably unsustainable unfold within the next 3-5 years. Just sayin'.
  3. Jake

    SILVER

    Nice to visit those old pages. re the 20 pound coin. The japanese once issued a 100,000 yen gold coin way back when. And it was a big mistake. The value of gold plummeted to under half that and people started cashing them in at the bank for the face value. Then a load of fakes turned up from the middle east and the banks refused to exchange for cash. I think GBP 20 is not so bad, but if silver were to tumble, it would inspire a lot of fakes. Worth getting a few and forgetting about them. Hopefully they'll rise numismatically. But I would stick to Brits and regular 1oz coins. I enjoyed the aggro in trying to use them at the petrol station. But the general public are generally ignorant. It just shows you how fully incorporated into the fiat hegemony they all are. When, or if, this fiat world implodes, there's going to be people hopping mad as every asset they thought had 'value' turns to dust; stocks, bonds, real estate, cash savings, pensions, yachts, cars and fine wines...blah blah blah. Such events cause revolutions and dictators. For those that think the Japanese will go ape shit in the same way, I think not. They will just shrug their shoulders and say 'shigata ga nai', roll up their sleeves and start again working in groups... (at least I hope so). I hate to think about the UK under similar circumstances. Suffice, it'll be worse than Maslows hierarchy of grief or whatever.
  4. Btw what's this "support" at 5.80? I thought support was around 1:1? 1980 and 1932...or can both be "abberations"?
  5. I think we'll see a nice downward curve to well below 5.8 by mid 2015, maybe sooner.
  6. Now, with our brains reeling from the onslaught of unsubstantiated claims, we can take our handful of queries and hammer away at them on the anvil that is critical thinking. Sadly, without access to costly research papers and with Google’s search engine chock-full of reportage on these ‘unbelievable’ (quite) findings, it is pretty hard to determine the veracity or otherwise of the claim regarding the ‘impossibility’ of cranial deformation, but the simple fact that there are hundreds or thousands of documented cases from all over the world where it has been deliberate, and clearly appears to have altered the volume of skulls, should be an indication that the claim may be false. In any case, it is irrelevant to the process we shall use to work through this muddle. The first question one should ask of this article (and any article, for that matter) is: What are the sources of this information? In this case, we find a solitary source: Brian Foerster, ‘expert’ in Elongated Skulls. No stated qualifications, which is odd because you’d have thought they would add to his credibility if he had any. So, let’s check him out, shall we? A quick Google search reveals that Foerster is an author on the subject, runs a site called ‘Hidden Inca Tours‘, talks a lot about ancient aliens’ favourites like Puma Punku and Tiwanaku and has a regular column on Graham Hancock‘s website. So, in this instance, ‘expert’ appears to mean ‘unqualified author and historical revisionist/fabricator’. Hmm… But what of his intrepid ‘geneticist’? After a little digging, it turns out that the samples Foerster procured were handed over to one Lloyd Pye. Another quick Google later and it turns out that Pye, amongst other batshit craziness, had (he is now deceased) been the number one proponent of the wholly discredited ‘Starchild Skull’. But not to worry! Pye was not the ‘geneticist’; he handed over the samples to… (a little more digging) Dr. Melba Ketchum (Oooh, she’s a Doctor!). The next question should be obvious – what kind of Doctor is she? Well, not a geneticist, that’s for sure; she is in fact a Veterinarian. She does have a company called DNA Diagnostics Inc. – The Better Business Bureau has granted her business a rating of ‘F’ for various consumer complaints and it should be noted that they deal with cat and dog DNA, not human! She has also made claims regarding supposed Bigfoot DNA, which have been roundly destroyed. There is much more (including the ultimate scientific faux-pas of falsifying peer-review), but you can look that up for yourself. And so ends our lesson. I think the conclusion ought to be manifestly obvious to anyone with a brain. If it isn’t, then you may be subject to a little confirmation bias – that is, you want to believe in alien-human hybrids because of some pre-conceived notion and, as this fits the bill, it must be true! That, my friends, is expressly not critical thinking or skepticism. To summarise: Question the central claims, research the claims, find the sources, check the sources (do they say what it is claimed they say? Are they reliable and/or peer-reviewed?) and, finally, come to an objective judgement of the merits of the claims. http://politicoid.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-paracas-skulls-an-object-lesson-in-critical-thinking/ Now, on with the mornings coffee...
  7. “I am not sure it will even fit into the known evolutionary tree,” the geneticist wrote. He added that if the Paracas individuals were so biologically different, they would not have been able to interbreed with humans. The results need to be replicated and more analysis undertaken before final conclusions can be drawn. We will update when more details emerge.
  8. Poker? Or Rock Scissors Paper?
  9. Implications? I'd order some nice scotch and drink it over.
  10. Well I suppose I'll just have to accept it. But I feel sure that won't be the case.
  11. Blimey! now I am a believer! msm... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2063486/Alien-skull-Peru-Mystery-giant-headed-mummy-city-Andahuaylillas.html
  12. The deformation of human skulls was part of an ancient ritual practiced some 1,000 years ago in that area; it was achieved by binding a person’s head between two blocks of wood to apply pressure on the skull. “Cranial deformation has been used by different societies in the world as a ritual practice, or for distinction of status within a group or to distinguish between social groups,” said Moreno, adding, “The reason why these individuals at El Cementerio deformed their skulls is still unknown.” Many of the bones were the remains of children, which led Moreno to believe that the practice of deforming skulls “may have been inept and dangerous.” The practice of artificial skull deformation was not limited to Mexico, though. The Chinookan tribes of the U.S. Northwest and the Choctaw of the U.S. Southeast both practiced the ritual. Read more: Ancient Conehead-like Skulls Unearthed in Mexico | TIME.com http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/12/25/ancient-conehead-like-alien-skulls-unearthed-in-mexico/#ixzz2vfKf9zjx
  13. There's a lot we may not know about the couple who found that gold. Maybe they have another couple of old cans undeclared. Maybe they are happy with 5 million and happy to play by the rules. The lesson to be learned is to STFU if you find cans of old gold and want to keep it all. But hey, they are 5 million better off! Their find enters the history books and their consciences are clear. 47%taxes are a disgrace however. I bet the European aristocracy know how to pass their gold from generation to generation without paying a penny in taxes...
  14. There is no elephant in the room ( at the moment) ( if you buy the right coin). Paper, on the other hand...
  15. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    I am finding it difficult to disagree with anything you said there, Zoomraker. However I would like to know the extent of our MP's BTL's.
  16. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    Zoomraker, that's fine... maybe. But I expect better from our law making right 'honorable' MP's, serving in HMG, the country some of our family members have given their lives for. If your leaders don't lead but are mere parasites and hypocrites, then god help your country. Isn't that the problem we have in so many places? I wonder also if you can extend your philosophy to benefit cheats, living like parasites on the hard work of taxpayers. Surely, one and the same?
  17. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    Many of those fat fingered MP's were rather embarassed during the 'expenses' scandal a few years ago. I wonder why nobody goes after the property BTL brigade? Housing and the price of which, being so close to the hearts of your average dinner table Brit. I think I know why and it's that near on everyone would lie to have their little property empire, charging the little people rents. It would be seen as 'envy' and an envy that many aspire to...
  18. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    Why not stop UK BTLers doing the same thing?
  19. Jake

    GOLD

    And other EWers see gold down to 500, 300 maybe 100!! https://www.neowave.com/audiointerviews/20130801/transcript.pdf © 2013 Glenn Neely, NEoWave, Inc. www.NEoWave.com Page 6 of 15 500 is almost certain. Possibly down into the $300 range is possible. It may be 200, and$100 is the outsidechance. But I think we can easily count on it getting down to$500, no matter what the bigger picture is
  20. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    This is so wrong it beggars belief! The Tory minister's son with 40 ex-council homes An investigation by the GMB union and the Daily Mirror into council house sell-offs in the flagship Tory borough of Wandsworth, south London, earlier this year found that 6,180 of the 15,874 dwellings sold under right-to-buy legislation are now owned by private landlords who rent them to private tenants. Of the 120 homes in Sherfield Gardens, a council block in Putney, 62 had an owner with a different address – with 35 owned by Charles Gow, while his wife Karin owned a further five, through KCG Property, a lettings and management company. Its website lists maisonettes in the block for rent at £1,556 a month. Flats in the block now sell for about £230,000, suggesting that the Gows' company has assets worth more than £9m in Sherfield Gardens. The GMB also traced other landlords who have bought up right-to-buy properties. Some were owned by farmers in receipt of European farm subsidy payments; others were registered through companies in Guernsey, the British Virgin Islands and Mauritius. Paul Kenny, the union's general secretary, said: "Private businesses are making vast profits from the public purse while the people these homes were built for sit on waiting lists that never move. You could not make it up that the family of one of Mrs Thatcher's aides, who served as housing minister during the high tide of right-to-buy, ends up owning a vast swathe of London's ex-council housing. The 'right to buy' has turned into a rich harvest for greedy farmers and others."
  21. Jake

    GOLD

    Gold down nicely for Chrimbo. Hohoho!
  22. Jake

    GOLD

    I see. So basically his fancy computer is about as knowledgeable as anyones, but he sells it/tells it well. 2014 as the optimal target. However, we could see a cycle inversion pushing the sideways to lower trend into its final low in 2015 and then rally as the ECM declines. This will be laid out in the coming report. But it is ALWAYS a question ofTIME and PRICE. Keep in mind that NOTHING trades in a vacuum. This is like a ballet and every step and every dancer has to be in their place to pull off the great performance. As far as the low is concern, the price can be between 1050 and 850. It is more WHEN the price is reached rather than the express actual number. BOTH have to be achieved. If we saw $950 tomorrow, sorry, that would not be the low because the time is not right.
  23. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    If the 'Japanese way' of surviving, 'thriving' and 'prospering' is what you are after get a safe job with the government/teacher/fireman/policeman etc. If you have capital get small houses for rental income. Expect to see more single parents, singles, smaller abodes, cars. In essence shrink your life. If you are self employed, make sure you have plenty of custom by relocating to a large urban area. Forget retail, if you havent already, ditto restaurants/bars. Only women spend money on homey/lifestyle style cheap goods. I'm not sure how good that strategy is really. Japan, generally, has been winding down slowly/genteely for 20 years.
  24. Jake

    GOLD

    Warpig, if you take Chris Martensons thesis re oil energy as driver of finance, the oil shale/shale oil/sands/etc...seem to have given a much needed shot in the arm-for a while-to our way of financing the future. Oil Drum packed in. Detlev packed in. Orlov picked in...all around the time of Barisheffs 10k gold book! Puplava changed tunes. Russell too. But anyway I think it's all about having a bit more room to run thanks to a few drops more of oil. Nothing else has changed really. In fact except for QE induced fixes, everything is worse. Except we don't realise it yet. Nice to see you btw!
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