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  1. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    And a Happy New Year to you, too! I think we may get there (target area) sooner than later. Maybe time to start posting the silver chart/UK house prices, too. Any update on the silver gold ratio? Thanks for posting. And is there a chart for inflation adjusted gold in Yen on approx? I cant find one.
  2. 400-500 yen to the dollar? Fujimaki considers it, http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-15/ex-soros-adviser-fujimaki-says-japan-to-probably-default-by-2017.html “There’s no way out of Japan’s crisis,” Fujimaki said. “The only option left for Japan is either default or print money into hyper-inflation.”
  3. Jake

    GOLD

    'many'?? 'Annunaki' it sounds like a good name for a Junior company in South America or Afrika. Would be an interesting interview with the (alien) CEO with Dominic.
  4. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    So.. Japan is .377,923.14 km2 (145,916.94 sq mi), of which 14% is useable/growable/livable-ie so very little. 17% of that was lost in the quake and the tsunami. I am not sure if this includes contaminated land from the Fukushima fallout. The affected coastline was 500 odd miles long and in some places the waters travelled 10km onshore, with max heights of 39m. That's not a typo. Geophysical effects The quake moved portions of northeastern Japan by as much as 2.4 m (7.9 ft) closer to North America,[18][19] making portions of Japan's landmass wider than before.[19] Portions of Japan closest to the epicenter experienced the largest shifts.[19] A 400 km (250 mi) stretch of coastline dropped vertically by 0.6 m (2.0 ft), allowing the tsunami to travel farther and faster onto land.[19] One early estimate suggested that the Pacific plate may have moved westward by up to 20 m (66 ft),[63] and another early estimate put the amount of slippage at as much as 40 m (130 ft).[64] On 6 April the Japanese coast guard said that the quake shifted the seabed near the epicenter 24 meters (79 ft) and elevated the seabed off the coast of Miyagi prefecture by 3 meters.[65] A report by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, published in Science on 2 December 2011, concluded that the seabed in the area between the epicenter and the Japan Trench moved 50 meters east-southeast and rose about 7 meters as a result of the quake. The report also stated that the quake had caused several major landslides on the seabed in the affected area.[66] Soil liquefaction in Koto, Tokyo The earthquake shifted the Earth's axis by estimates of between 10 cm (4 in) and 25 cm (10 in).[18][19][20] This deviation led to a number of small planetary changes, including the length of a day, the tilt of the Earth, and the Chandler wobble.[20] The speed of the Earth's rotation increased, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds due to the redistribution of Earth's mass.[67] The axial shift was caused by the redistribution of mass on the Earth's surface, which changed the planet's moment of inertia. Because of conservation of angular momentum, such changes of inertia result in small changes to the Earth's rate of rotation.[68] These are expected changes[20] for an earthquake of this magnitude.[18][67] Soil liquefaction was evident in areas of reclaimed land around Tokyo, particularly in Urayasu,[69][70] Chiba City, Funabashi, Narashino (all in Chiba Prefecture) and in the Koto, Edogawa, Minato, Chūō, and Ōta Wards of Tokyo.
  5. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    3.11, quake and Tsunami. Land subsidence Land subsidence and soil liquefaction near Shin-Urayasu Station elevator shaft Geospatial Information Authority of Japan reported land subsidence on the height of triangulation station measured by GPS from previous value on 14 April 2011.[160] Miyako, Iwate – 0.50 m (1.64 ft) Yamada, Iwate – 0.53 m (1.73 ft) Ōtsuchi, Iwate – 0.35 m (1.14 ft)[161] Kamaishi, Iwate – 0.66 m (2.16 ft) Ōfunato, Iwate – 0.73 m (2.39 ft) Rikuzentakata, Iwate – 0.84 m (2.75 ft) Kesennuma, Miyagi – 0.74 m (2.42 ft) Minamisanriku, Miyagi – 0.69 m (2.26 ft) Oshika Peninsula, Miyagi – 1.2 m (3.93 ft)[161] Ishinomaki, Miyagi – 0.78 m (2.55 ft) Higashimatsushima, Miyagi – 0.43 m (1.41 ft) Iwanuma, Miyagi – 0.47 m (1.54 ft) Sōma, Fukushima – 0.29 m (0.95 ft) Scientists say that the subsidence is permanent. As a result, the communities in question are now more susceptible to flooding during high tides Geography of Japan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Geography of Japan Region East Asia Coordinates 36°N 138°E Area Ranked 62nd 377,923.14 km2 (145,916.94 sq mi) 99.18% land 0.82% water . There are also 2,456 islands,[2] including Okinawa, and islets, some inhabited and others uninhabited. In total, as of 2006, Japan's territory is 377,923.1 km2 (145,916.9 sq mi), of which 374,834 km2 (144,724 sq mi) is land and 3,091 km2 (1,193 sq mi) water. This makes Japan's total area slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Montana, and slightly larger than Finland. Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula. Map references: Asia Area: total: 377,835 km² land: 374,744 km² water: 3,091 km² . Climate: varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north Terrain: mostly rugged and mountainous Natural resources: small deposits of coal, oil, iron and minerals. Major fishing industry. Land use: arable land: 11% permanent crops: 1% permanent pastures: 2% forests and woodland: 68%[3] other: 18% (1993 est.) Irrigated land: 27,820 km² (1993 est.) 73% of Japan is mountains
  6. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    You may find this astounding (I do) but 17% of useable land (ie not mountains of which Japan is 72%) WAS swallowed/reclaimed BY the sea. Much of that 17% SUNK and wont be coming back. The expected nankai quake could be far more devastating.
  7. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    Yo ho ho! What a load of todge. The Japanese have been living in cubby holes (living cofins), too. It doesn't make sense with reality, like so much design stuff. They try to ignore (or love to forget) that people are human, not robots and have kids (well, used to), pets, collate stuff and get tired of living a life like in the back of a camper van. Surely HK show flats are better than this the way they are priced. Have you ever stayed in a capsule hotel? (rather like a morgue-except you wake up in the morning (hopefully)-). Who's the idiot in the hat with nowhere to hang it?
  8. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    *the 'penny hasnt dropped' yet for the average person. And i doubt it ever will. Joe Soap gets to say...*
  9. Jake

    GOLD

    Humorous article here; http://goldnews.bull...-rock-091120126 ''. The Bank of England's Mervyn King stared into the abyss and declared himself very afraid, Hank Paulson held Congress to ransom – a trillion dollars right now or all your cash machines go offline. Wow, this is Bruce Willis territory. But okay, now you have my attention. Bloomberg suddenly got interesting, it was like watching a soap. My wife told everyone I was going insane. I started shouting at the TV, at Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, that weird Californian woman eyeing up Hank's bazooka. Congress folded before the flop, and before you could say ABC we had TARP, TALF, ALF, everybody was dividing CDOs by SPVs and driving an SUV. The dust settled and Bear Stearns was no more, Lehman was handed to JPM. Northern Rock, RBS and half of Lloyds were toast. Game over. Problem solved. Right?''... ... I found out about ETFs, coins, bullion banks, gold leasing and GOFO rates, Roosevelt's confiscation, Kennedy's exec order, Nixon's gold window, the London Gold Pool, the Washington Agreement, unallocated accounts (their assets, your liability – Jeez, these banksters are something else). I read about allocated gold, privately held outside of the banking system. I made a decision. There's a full-on crisis that is not going away, what's the best way to protect myself? I may not be George Soros, but I'm not an idiot. Hell, the Germans had got gold, the Spanish had done it, the Romans did it, the Egyptians did it, the Assyrians did it, the Chinese, Russians and Indians are still doing it – can't argue with that kind of history. The only wild card in 5,000 years of gold hoarding was Gordon Brown – but as we know, Gordon is a moron. So I bought gold and five years later, a 300% increase. Barbarous relic, pays no interest. But it's a better return than any deposit, CD or money-market account.''
  10. Jake

    GOLD

    HPC must hate this beautiful chart!
  11. Jake

    GOLD

    Well, thanks to you and a few good links in 2003/4, I was also buying. Are these "well informed elites", so more well informed than the western CB's?
  12. Jake

    GOLD

    Me, too. One has to wonder at the logic back around the early noughties and the "Brown's bottom", when the western central banks were making concerted efforts to sell gold. Now none of them are buyers (as far as i know). Were they selling tungsten filled gold also as a concerted effort? How could they have made such a woeful error? Maybe when the western banks buy again, that will precede the top of the market (extension of the same logic). Who was buying, I wonder, when the big central banks were selling?
  13. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    Or 143oz in gold, or 7,352oz of silver. I wonder how this will change going forward?
  14. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    2016 or 2020,GF? When is your best guess?
  15. Jake

    GOLD

    Will be ready next time! Cheers gf
  16. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    It depends what you mean. Nominal or gold(real) prices. I recently paid 50k of 2004 gold prices for a gbp C200k house. Maybe it 'just ain't happening' in nominal pounds just yet. But I think it will. As do I think I 'overpaid' in gold. But sometimes you have to do what you have to do. I had little choice.
  17. Jake

    GOLD

    A very fair point.
  18. The conditions are you have 100 Tsubo of land for 40,000 yen but you must make a house on it AND LIVE THERE within 3 years. The land belongs to the town and they are trying everything to keep the population from sinking. Local, private land goes for 6,500 yen per tsubo so I guess private sellers must be a tad pissed off, to say the least. 100 tsubo is a large plot. However 5-6 months of the year the land is permafrost...though Hokkaido does have subsidised heating oil (kerosene) for now at least. Generally the moves (and births) are happening to the milder south and west of Japan, far away from the colder and contaminated north. My own feeling is with a liquid fuel energy crisis on the horizon Hokkaido and the north is going to return to the sustainable numbers that lived their 150 years ago...so it has to be a big 'no no'. People will freeze/starve to death unless they are used to the 'Call to the wild'. Hokkaido is like Cananda/Alaska for those that dont know. Bears, snow, mountains, beauty and national parks. Its nice, if you like real winters.
  19. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    How about this then? You obviously haven't read many of my posts. Disillusioned idealist re England is probably the best analysis. Here you go: JERUSALEM (from 'Milton') by: William Blake (1757-1827) ND did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England's mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God On England's pleasant pastures seen? And did the Countenance Divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among these dark Satanic Mills? Bring me my bow of burning gold! Bring me my arrows of desire! Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold! Bring me my chariot of fire! I will not cease from mental fight, Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand, Till we have built Jerusalem In England's green and pleasant land. You said ''I got slated here once for suggesting things were nowhere near as bad today as they were in the 70's, but I'll say it again, they're not, not by a long way. It was horrific back then, the country was ripping itself apart - IMF bailouts, open battles on the streets (with hard working family men, not just ar**hole kids like now), electrical blackouts all the time, 3 day weeks, unions Vs state etc, hell there was nearly a coup! - and practically everyone went into that crisis period relatively poor. Yes of course there were different problems and causes of those problems, but the effects were worse than we are seeing now and the country pulled out of it then, and it will come through this now. It will take time, but it's been a hell of a boom and the vast majority are still way way better off now than equivalent families were 40 (even 20) years back. There are also positives coming out at the moment, the public is paying down debt, slowly, but surely, inflation is falling and the number of people working is increasing even as the public sector is laying of 100's of thousands (although to be fair it's anyone’s guess as to how long that continues) and house prices are becoming more affordable in most of the country. '' The difference with the 70's and now, as you said, is that we 'pulled ourselves out if it', well with the help of some cheap reliable oil we did. Those days are over-at least in the future they are. The country is now loaded to the teeth with debt-but so is the rest of the Western world-and the future looks...a bit grim to say the least. The public is scrambling to pay down debt and tat will hit the economy badly. Affordability, hmmm. Families are not better off than 40/20 years ago. But we feel we are, with all our toys purchased with credit. I would save your optimism for a few years. And I'll save my pessimism. Still this has been a good year for the UK. Wedding, Jubilee and the Olympics-personally I'm milking it for all it is worth. But really the UK is a patient waiting to shit their pants... Which is a shame, but there we go. It's the same here tbh. What can you do but
  20. Jake

    UK House prices: News & Views

    I like DB but this song is apalling. Spose he should have gone long ago... Also I imagine the uk will be worse than America. Uk property is to the uk what the Dow is to the USA. There's nothing else... Which is why well STOPat nothing to save the property mkt. Ch ch ch changes
  21. Jake

    GOLD

    I, too, regret not having him around these days. I will bet an ounce of gold that he'll never grace these boards again. Some 'tea break'. He was shown the door and walked right through it. After he left their were murmerings of jubilation that the 'circus' had gone. Just as well gold has gone sideways since.
  22. Jake

    GOLD

    Ah, yes...Kristallnacht. Nevermind. I am sure he is alive and well.
  23. Jake

    GOLD

    Ah, yes...Kristal Nacht. Nevermind. I am sure he is alive and well.
  24. Jake

    GOLD

    Didn't somebody chase him away??
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