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View Poll Results: How much is enough (before you feel you can stop working and retire and go sailing)?
$1000 to $100,000 73 21.92%
$100,000 to $500,000 81 24.32%
$500,000 to $1,000,000 76 22.82%
$1,000,000 to $100,000,000,000,000,000s 103 30.93%
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Old 17-12-2007, 02:14   #241
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Its interesting to have a global conversation about house prices !! By the way if we are going to be 'the full dollar" what about CPI, In a lot of cases you end up pretty close to the same as when you started, its just that your capital has been acruing, because thats where you have been sticking it. Its interesting to get another perspective. My old man bought a house for 5k pounds Aus, its now worth over a mill $ Aus but they dont want it . See they dont need or want lots of money and the subsequent rise in rate payements is huge....It is worth having a re read or read of the 200 pound millionare , a wonderfull short story The 200 Millionaire
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Old 17-12-2007, 02:17   #242
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Our Council rates are like having a bloody mortgage. Nearly $100 per week!
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Old 17-12-2007, 02:29   #243
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geeze and jimminee crikets...youd bludy want gold plated garbage bins taken out by naked nimphs three times a day for that kind of dough. No wonder you are sweating on the stock market. Mind you, I have never understood why a decent set of yacht guages can set you back $2.5 K easy, when you can buy a cd player for 50 bucks !! And before someone starts up with the "its economy of scale stuff".....crap...its just what us mug punters pay because "marine means add a nought".....(oops bitch finished)...
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Old 17-12-2007, 11:08   #244
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All I can say is, you can't dip the CD player into the sea and expect it to continue working!?! well hey, I'm clutching at straws here because I think the same as you coops.
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That expensive phone that I dropped into the Hipikau reach two weeks ago never rang again. I don't think price makes any diff or maybe the fish are too lazy to answer it.
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Old 19-12-2007, 00:49   #246
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In NZ we have a bank Chief Economist, Tony Alexander. He seems a smart cookie and explains things in 'dumbarse speak' so even I can understand he pure jiggery pokery it is. Each week he (they, the BNZ Bank) send out a forecast/news thing in which some interesting side notes are often contained.

In one good snippet Tony pointed out. You go to a zoo, give a monkey a coin and get the monkey to flip it. The odds are that if the monkey does it enough times it will get a 50% each for heads and tails.

The snippets continued. Tony and some mates did a study and looked back many years at where the foreign exchange rates were as opposed to where the Economists said they would be. The Economists got is right something like 12% of the time.

As Tony concluded, the zoos monkey is a far reliable picker of some economic trends than him and his fellow economists.

I liked that one
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Seems that we have quite a number of finance companies that would do better with monkeys running them .

Seafoxes fone reminds me of a couple of years ago I was going away for a week on a job and at last minute went and checked the boat in the marina before I left. As I clambered off the boat my Honda electronic car key flipped into the tide - is 3-4m deep in our berth. I tried with a magnet but quickly decided it wasn't magnetic and no time for anything else so left it - fortunately I always carry the spare key.

A week later when I got back I put a treble fish hook on some monofilament and started dragging the bottom beside the berth. Much guffaws from the amused onlookers but on about the tenth drag up came the key.

Opened it up and the innards were sealed in a flexible case that clipped together so one could replace the battery and though which the buttons worked. It was completely dry inside and working. I wondered how many of the boats instruments would have lasted a week on the bottom.
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Old 19-12-2007, 02:20   #248
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the zoos monkey is a far reliable picker of some economic trends than him and his fellow economists.
Don't tell everyone, he will put my management fees up!

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A week later when I got back I put a treble fish hook on some monofilament and started dragging the bottom beside the berth. Much guffaws from the amused onlookers but on about the tenth drag up came the key.
Marauder's misses dropped her glasses in under her boat in the Marina. Their nephew came over a week later and scuba dived for it. Apparently he saw all sorts of stuff under there.
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In NZ we have a bank Chief Economist, Tony Alexander. He seems a smart cookie and explains things in 'dumbarse speak' so even I can understand he pure jiggery pokery it is. Each week he (they, the BNZ Bank) send out a forecast/news thing in which some interesting side notes are often contained.

In one good snippet Tony pointed out. You go to a zoo, give a monkey a coin and get the monkey to flip it. The odds are that if the monkey does it enough times it will get a 50% each for heads and tails.

The snippets continued. Tony and some mates did a study and looked back many years at where the foreign exchange rates were as opposed to where the Economists said they would be. The Economists got is right something like 12% of the time.

As Tony concluded, the zoos monkey is a far reliable picker of some economic trends than him and his fellow economists.

I liked that one
looks like the monkeys are flat out posting on the "whos feeling the pinch thread" Most of them are predicting the end is nigh.
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Last weekend I dropped a 17m socket, extension and bar in the drink beside the
boat. I went and bought replacements and finished the job. Upon starting the next job on the list, I dropped 14mm socket in the drink. There are about 6 wood clamps, a few screwdrivers and a US freq VHF all down there. There was also a deck winch at one stage, but I managed to retrieve that one.
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Boy, you Kiwis are up late today, what is the time there? How's the weather?
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Hi, This post is very informative, however I would like some specific information. If someone can help me then please send me a private message. Best Regards,
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Old 30-01-2008, 08:57   #253
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Sabir - The reason for having these types of locations on the internet, is so that we SHARE information.

I would caution anyone to be careful in supplying your addy to someone who just joined and has no information about them, and puts up a generic question to only be answered in PM FWIW.
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Boy, you Kiwis are up late today, what is the time there? How's the weather?
Same time as this yesterday only add 24hrs.

Sticking hot with humidity at around 1000%, 2/8 cloud cover at most, 15knt seabreeze which will disappear just before sunset (9pm ish), 1 day of showers so far this year. So basically nasty as we have mostly all gone back to work and it's great sailing out there.

Anyone heard what the deal was with the lady who accidentally fell* off the harbour bridge yesterday? The word is she was something to do with the stock market. She's still breathing and appears to have failed in her attempt to do the nasty to herself.

* - to accidentally fall of this bridge you 1st have to accidentally stop your car (no pedestrians allowed on it), accidentally get out of your car and accidentally climb over a 5ft fence then accidentally fall off.
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North Canterbury is experiancing temps as high as 42c. Very dry here, but not as dry as some provences.
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