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    Seems like the Greeks never change. About two...

    Seems like the Greeks never change.

    About two and a half thousand years ago, in ancient Greece, Thasos wanted to leave the Athenian controlled "Delian League" because the Athenians were trying to...
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    I think, the author (Andrew Chen) is a...

    I think, the author (Andrew Chen) is a Engineering student.

    The blog is a pretty sloppy bit of analysis, (considering his understanding of measurement).
    The crux of his question (and conclusion)...
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    I wonder if this will have a flow on effect to...

    I wonder if this will have a flow on effect to the derivatives market.
    We'll know in a few days, that's a huge market, huge.
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    Most think they removed the peg as a pre-emptive...

    Most think they removed the peg as a pre-emptive measure.
    That there will be a QE in the EURO soon.

    From what I can make out:

    (In order to peg to the EURO, the SNB has to take in EUROs to give...
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    The very last few seconds of "The Wolf of Wall...

    The very last few seconds of "The Wolf of Wall Street" is set in New Zealand. The Wolf is running a seminar , the audience are a bunch of gormless New Zealanders. (sheep). He looks over them and I...
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    It's that same old problem, joining a large...

    It's that same old problem, joining a large group to get some benefit and ending up worse off instead. The people running things quickly forget that an agreement has to work fairly for everyone, or...
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    http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_site_images/national...

    http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_site_images/national_news/2013/12/taxi_drivers_go_on_hunger_strike_2026390180.jpg ...
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    Sorry, it did come off as a bit grumpy. Milton...

    Sorry, it did come off as a bit grumpy. Milton had such a dogmatic tone that it was difficult to tune through that and listen to his ideas on their own terms.

    But, to the main point, what with...
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    I wouldn't think so. You can just tell by some...

    I wouldn't think so. You can just tell by some the thoughts expressed here, that "helping the NZ government to house it's people" is the last thing on some minds.

    Can that government build...
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    I think you'd notice if the Government was...

    I think you'd notice if the Government was competing with you for rent and tenants.
    Like the co-operative idea though.
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    You don't really want to compete with the...

    You don't really want to compete with the Government for tenants and rents do you?

    Actually it's a sweet idea. The government could control house prices buy being the landlord of last resort....
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    I'm not so sure about this. Some products are"...

    I'm not so sure about this.
    Some products are" luxuries", while others are "needs".
    Shelter is a need, so might be thought of in a totally different light.
    Mainly because, With a luxury product,...
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    The government is busy telling people that...

    The government is busy telling people that inflation is less than a few per cent, so when consumers see any group putting up prices by more that that, they see it as unfair and price gouging. $1000...
  14. From the new logo you might wonder what they...

    From the new logo you might wonder what they think they know...

    http://thomasthethinkengine.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/new-anz-logo.jpg ...similar to this?......
  15. Oh, yep. That's normal these days. Most...

    Oh, yep. That's normal these days. Most borderline applications have a telephone book's worth of proof.
  16. Things have changed since your day. Back then...

    Things have changed since your day.
    Back then the financial world was not so interconnected.

    You might remember the global financial crisis?
    It nearly bought the whole world to it's knees.
    That...
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    First I thought you were being an idiot. Why...

    First I thought you were being an idiot.
    Why quote the minimum wage when talking about purchasing a high end luxury product?
    Surely, in a global picture you would compare the high end incomes?
    ...
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    Sorry to but in fellas, but I love this type of...

    Sorry to but in fellas, but I love this type of cash flow type evaluation.

    So , is it a replenishing system?

    Well, yes, earth still churns over the crust, and the oceans are still full of...
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    That's a very interesting statement Bob.It all...

    That's a very interesting statement Bob.It all depends on what you mean by "we".

    If "we" refers to the human race, then since "we" live in a narrow coating of air, on a thin band of soil, on a...
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    Obviously GOD created everything at once.

    or, If you mean a chicken and a chicken egg, then Darwin's mates will tell you it's the...
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    I don't think of it as one single market anymore.

    More like several markets.
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    Well, that wouldn't be a bad idea.

    You have to hand it to the banks, for coming up...
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    He must mean that the challenge will be for his...

    He must mean that the challenge will be for his employer to expand its income by getting us all further into debt.

    The expansion will be in our debt to them. The challenge will be for us to...
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    I have some spare hunting gear that I can give to...

    I have some spare hunting gear that I can give to the old girl. Maybe some rock salt also. I'll need to know where to send this training video.* see youtube link below.
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    Russia, Arabia and the US all produce about equal...

    Russia, Arabia and the US all produce about equal volumes of oil per day.
    Combined, they produce most of the world's oil.
    All three could cut back production a little and get the price back up.
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