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Re: Say Hello

Postby warpig » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:43 pm » Google Chrome 34.0.184 Google Chrome 34.0.184  Windows Seven 64 bits Windows Seven 64 bits  Screen Resolution: 1680 x 1050 1680 x 1050

Hi Jamie :wave:
"There can be no other criterion, no other standard than gold. Yes, gold which never changes, which can be turned into ingots bars, coins, which has no nationality and which is eternally and universally accepted as the unalterable fiduciary value par excellence"

"Betting against gold is the same as betting on governments. He who bets on governments and government money, bets against 6,000 years of recorded human history."

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Re: Say Hello

Postby wee Jinky » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:39 am » Safari 4.0 Safari 4.0  Android Android  Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 1280 x 800

Laura » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:52 pm wrote::wave: Hi Jamie. I'm guessing you are not Scottish? You'd be a 'Jim(my)' if you were :P

How very dare you madam!!
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Re: Say Hello

Postby Laura » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:23 am » Google Chrome 35.0.191 Google Chrome 35.0.191  Windows Seven Windows Seven  Screen Resolution: 1440 x 900 1440 x 900

wee Jinky » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:39 am wrote:The first fruit of my Gaelic loins is named Jamie


:wtf: & no 'Jamesie'?

Get a grip man, how are you going to get him safely through the turnstiles?
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Re: Say Hello

Postby Dad » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:46 am » Firefox 30.0 Firefox 30.0  Windows Seven Windows Seven  Screen Resolution: 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024

Hi everyone,

I’m a 53 year old English male now living in Australia. Married with 3 almost grown up kids.

I’ve been a follower of global macro economics for many years and have a degree in finance/economics although much of my knowledge and understanding of the world was acquired in subsequent years.

I’ve followed 24Knews since it began but have never got around to joining. I used to post on GEI as Wisebear but haven’t posted there for a while due to, shall we say, Mr Bubb’s alternative approach to interpreting data.

I’m sympathetic with many of the views and frustrations expressed on this forum and look forward to debating some of the finer points with you all.

I’m a logical thinker and truth seeker and therefore tend to focus on facts and evidence regardless of popular opinion.

Other interests include science, mathematics, cosmology, biology (particularly evolution), origins, the physical world, geography, atheism, history, chess, football, gardening, weather, future technology, philosophy and more.
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Re: Say Hello

Postby warpig » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:00 pm » Google Chrome 34.0.184 Google Chrome 34.0.184  Windows Seven 64 bits Windows Seven 64 bits  Screen Resolution: 1680 x 1050 1680 x 1050

Cool, welcome aboard! I used to live in Melbourne, whereabouts do you live in OZ? Any problems with white tails? :D
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"Betting against gold is the same as betting on governments. He who bets on governments and government money, bets against 6,000 years of recorded human history."

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Re: Say Hello

Postby Pixel8r » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:20 pm » Safari 7.0.4 Safari 7.0.4  Mac OS X Mac OS X  Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1200

Welcome onboard, glad you have finally got around to joining. :wave:
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Re: Say Hello

Postby wee Jinky » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:38 pm » Safari 4.0 Safari 4.0  Android Android  Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 1280 x 800

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Re: Say Hello

Postby Dad » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:48 am » Safari Mobile 5.1 Safari Mobile 5.1  iPad iPad  Screen Resolution: 768 x 1024 768 x 1024

warpig » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:00 pm wrote:Cool, welcome aboard! I used to live in Melbourne, whereabouts do you live in OZ? Any problems with white tails? :D


Thanks for the welcomes.

No real problem with spiders. We get a few red backs and I treat everything here as potentially dangerous.

I currently rent about 40km outside of Sydney. It's a good area but property is expensive - like most places these days.
I sold my house in the UK, along with almost everything else in 2007 because the markets looked toppy :) I didn't buy back in after the crash though :( The A$ has has traded as low as 2.70 to Sterling and as high as 1.45 and currently sits at 1.82 so I'm ahead but have been giving back in recent weeks.
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Re: Say Hello

Postby warpig » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:30 pm » Google Chrome 34.0.184 Google Chrome 34.0.184  Windows Seven 64 bits Windows Seven 64 bits  Screen Resolution: 1680 x 1050 1680 x 1050

We had horrendous problems with white tails in the house, min 2-3 a week and I also had a couple of run ins with red backs, but thankfully no bites. I did sleep in the garden drunk one night on the grass and I do wonder what crawled over me that night! Yes that's the problem with OZ, you're not the top of the food chain... :D

When we were there, there were 3 ozzie dollars to the pound and we felt like we were rich! Any plans to come back to the UK or are you settled there now?

Dad » 05 Jul 2014 09:48 wrote:Thanks for the welcomes.

No real problem with spiders. We get a few red backs and I treat everything here as potentially dangerous.

I currently rent about 40km outside of Sydney. It's a good area but property is expensive - like most places these days.
I sold my house in the UK, along with almost everything else in 2007 because the markets looked toppy :) I didn't buy back in after the crash though :( The A$ has has traded as low as 2.70 to Sterling and as high as 1.45 and currently sits at 1.82 so I'm ahead but have been giving back in recent weeks.
"There can be no other criterion, no other standard than gold. Yes, gold which never changes, which can be turned into ingots bars, coins, which has no nationality and which is eternally and universally accepted as the unalterable fiduciary value par excellence"

"Betting against gold is the same as betting on governments. He who bets on governments and government money, bets against 6,000 years of recorded human history."

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Re: Say Hello

Postby Dad » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:21 pm » Safari Mobile 5.1 Safari Mobile 5.1  iPad iPad  Screen Resolution: 768 x 1024 768 x 1024

We're fairly settled here although renting does make you feel like you haven't really put any roots down. We have one kid (25) in the uk and 2 here soon to go to uni. We like Aus but also like the UK, if you could take the best of both you would have a great country. We are considering quitting work when the kids go to uni and travelling the World for a year or two.
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Re: Say Hello

Postby warpig » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:42 pm » Google Chrome 34.0.184 Google Chrome 34.0.184  Windows Seven 64 bits Windows Seven 64 bits  Screen Resolution: 1680 x 1050 1680 x 1050

Nice! If you have the time and money, why not! :thumbup:
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"Betting against gold is the same as betting on governments. He who bets on governments and government money, bets against 6,000 years of recorded human history."

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Re: Say Hello

Postby d2thdr » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:28 pm » Google Chrome 36.0.198 Google Chrome 36.0.198  Windows Vista Windows Vista  Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 1280 x 800

Laura,
Just a quick Hi. Hope things are well with you and your other half.
In the world today there are only three assets, gold, oil and currencies. The paper currencies, so long admired and accepted are now in a war of self destruction. They will consume each other in an end battle of "I'm the last man standing but have lost all use as a unit of value".
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