staringclown

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  1. OK - so I need to find something rare which can't be replicated. Bitcoin falls into that category due to algorithms and ever increasing np hard problems. Pink diamonds cos they're closing down Argyll mines? Africa (own goal). As you'd expect, even in a pandemic, the property market in Oz is rock solid and should it become otherwise the government will step in with the full stimulus. Every single road sign in this country points towards property. Should anyone fight it? Through sheer belligerence I choose to. f*ck 'em
  2. Dow now in a bear market. Fear outweighing greed. Leveraged economy now roosting chickens. Dudes fighting over sh*t in the shops. After 12 years of waiting. After the biggest short of them all. What's everybody buying? I've come in far too early with banks. Made some small gambits and lost. My plan is to keep buying on the way down as it ever was. Anyone have a different strategy? Any thoughts on where the bottom is? Any thoughts on the property market? Is this a 'U' or a 'V'? The irony is that when this forum finally ran down and the last bear gave up, the black swan appeared. You may have been right bears, but timing is everything. Now is your time.
  3. Sriracha mayonnaise? There was a fad that coincides with your timeline. TBH I like the sound of it with a potato salad. Ms clown makes a vietnamese slaw which would burn the tits off a witch.
  4. Holy sheet! You got married? You in no way told us! Congrats! But even so, how do the poles like their chicken wings?
  5. Prediction: Trump has a vaccine in October.
  6. I had my second night out at a pub and bravely left my bubble. Immediately on arrival I was surrounded by people who seemingly had no interest in social distancing. A couple of beers in neither did I. I did what I usually do in such situations and found myself a complete stranger whose ears I could bash. A rather large chap. Arguably, threatening. The stranger was also out to bash my own so we got on like a house on fire. Bullsh*t was spoken. He was a poet. I never like to disagree with the claim that someone is a poet. What do I know? The qualifications are minimal. I've even toyed with the idea of claiming it myself. Except you sound like a massive wanker and you will no doubt be asked to recite a line or two. Which would most likely confirm the wanker point. So all night this other chap was there - and he was a bit annoying. Summing him up - womaniser, braggard, liar, slick bastard. He knew the stranger though. Long story short, As I was leaving three sheets to the wind, I said something to slick bastard about Trump. Mostly because I've lost all of the social graces since lockdown and in the dim recesses of my psyche remembered having a conversation on my previous visit to the same pub about brexit which may or may not have devolved into a shouting match with slick. Slick took umbrage. I called slick ironically a "f*cking clown" upon which slick went over to stranger whom I am now going to refer to as henchman. Henchman approached me for what I assumed was a damned good flogging. But I was wrong! Henchman wished me a good evening and confessed he never liked that clown anyway. We should meet again. Moral: If you're going to get sh*tfaced (and make a tool of yourself) in a room full of arseholes and express opinions contrary, then make sure to make friends with the scariest bastard in the pub first. Confucious wishes he'd said this.
  7. I like the idea of Caging it up but I wasn't really planning to leave Oz. Another reason not to invest. The 'opportunities' really need to be sighted. And even then I figured I'd just be a stranger in a strange land. One of the examples provided was a cement manufacturer. It was a subsidiary of a large European conglomerate. I could just easily as invest in that entity. As long as the tokens are limited in number - I'll give the stocks a burl. I need to get more than 1.5% return. I see a further decline when the stimulus runs out. I take your point however. Maybe the stimulus won't run out. For all of the talk that printing money causes runaway inflation I'm yet to see any evidence outside the oft cited Venezuela and Zimbabwe tales. MMT is proving more resilient a theory than first thought. The US has been running the printers hot for a decade. Where's the rampant inflation?
  8. 1. US is in turmoil. Other questions I think are relevant are: Why was he even there? Why was he armed and allowed to carry arms? Why does Trump get away with having the violence occur under his leadership yet project that the problem is owned by his opponent? 2. This was an announcible. It is designed to mollify and satisfy the press that Scomo is doing something. It may well be useless from a rational point of view. But that is hardly the point. If you need to defend against an attack that you aren't doing enough then going with Oxford Uni is a good call in Oz. Good white university. It's not like it's a real thing. It's a talking point. The real solution can be dealt with waaaay down the track.
  9. Oh yeah, he incites violence against his own people.
  10. New digital nomad schemes - Bermuda, Estonia, Czech Republic, Mexico and Portugal. https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200824-the-new-residency-schemes-inviting-workers-abroad
  11. God, I've missed a good Tor rant. Enlivens the spirit!
  12. Thanks for the response Turkey. My thoughts on the sovereign risk are in lock step. I posted because I wanted to get some idea of others thoughts. And to confirm my own prejudice. All of your arguments are valid. Though I do think that the same arguments could be made about Asia 10 years ago. That being said the same arguments about Asia have actually been proven correct! Cambodia is a case in point. Business success relies on greasing the right palms. If I was younger I might take a punt. I like the idea of spreading the risk exposure. I know Time Staermose personally. That doesn't mean he won't waltz off with my cash. Anyhow, back to the drawing board.
  13. A bit like Mengele. Lots of great experiments.
  14. This is the "they were old anyway - everyones got to die eventually" argument. They have no further economic value. They had it coming! I got nothing but opprobrium from wulfgar years ago from posting a soylent green post. It works when it's not you're gran, uncle or relo in general. The ultimate in economic rationalism.
  15. I watched the interview. Nothing I saw struck me as either partisan or duplicitous. Nor anything incongruous with Trump behaviour. Snopes isn't really required to validate the book. I'll loan you a copy.
  16. I'm curious mainly due to behavioural changes in the populace as well as improved treatment of the affected. Have you observed any of these factors at work? Otherwise it's herd immunity and f*ck the old.
  17. To what would you attribute the fall in death rate Anders?
  18. Does investing in Africa make sense? I have been sent this link. Africa has caught up with the 90's. Asia was in the same place not long ago. There is similar risk in terms of corruption and sovereign risk. ‘invest where it’s still 1981’ is the catch cry. This is the same people that bought you the sovereign man web site.
  19. This is definitely a black swan event! I'm feeling for Victorians at the moment. But on the bright side - house prices are holding up.
  20. I think it's because he is so obviously corrupt. You might argue that this is refreshing as there are pollies that are more clandestine with their corruption. But for me it actually makes it harder to accept. If you're going to be corrupt at least try to hide it.
  21. Absolutely. I wasn't meaning to sound like I was against free speech. The alternative would be terrible. Just that I don't think the west can manipulate opinion in China/Russia as easily as they can us. Propaganda seems to work. Generally if someone is going to question science they require science to do it. I'm not familiar with 5G particularly, but I figure if there was a real concern loads of other scientists would be pointing those concerns. There would be a debate. Having said that thalidomide got through at least for a few years. The other thing is that if there was deleterious effects from 5G then they would also impact on those that are pushing the technology. Why would they do that? But then again you could argue the same thing about climate change. We're f*cked aren't we?
  22. It was a bit of a worry when Ginsberg went into hospital. I'm hoping she can hang in until January. I'm not sure about Roberts being liberal leaning. He seems to be quite pedantic in terms of legal process. The result is kinda the same I suppose so that's a good thing. Can they reverse the Kavanaugh appointment? I thought they were there for life?
  23. Bought time I say. Music being one of the three great pleasures in life. So I'll kick off, My likes are extensive. Started liking punk (pistols, skids, iggy pop, public image ltd, joy division) graduated to manchester beat (stone roses, insiral carpets, blur, smiths, the the, ride) and then everything jazz classical, opera, techno. Australian music (chris wilson, paul kelly, deb conway (including do re mi), go-betweens, necks, nick cave, dirty three, john butler,saints, ed kuepper) eclectic (squarepusher, orbital, art of noise, ) heavy side ( alice in chains, metallica, Anyway point is most things besides gangsta rap and recent r & b. but do lie grand master flash, spearhead, massive attack, disposable heroes of hypocrisy and the like. Play: bagpipes First concert: Kevin Borich express and Mi-sex Glen hotel eight mile plains First album: the cure seventeen seconds.
  24. My word - integrity. Who'd have thunk it?
  25. What about if the liberal free speech that the the west holds dear can be used against us? I've just watched a four corners report. 5G is spreading coronavirus. Plenty of crackpots support this view. China and Russia are adopting 5G wholesale. No such doubts in their economy. Doubt is sown in the west and due to freedom of speech many crackers slow the adoption. The anti-science bias makes sense in this scenario. Had some beers so paranoia may be the overriding factor. Seeking validation. TBH it's not beyond imagination...