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Alethia
Posted on: Feb 15 2017, 09:25 AM


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Still use the product.
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Alethia
Posted on: Feb 4 2017, 10:41 AM


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I fail to see the difference between Zimbabwe printing heaps of wallpaper/money and becoming a basket case and America printing heaps of wallpaper/money.
Maybe it is just a matter of time?

Seriously - how can America get away with making money out of thin air and the rest of the world continuing to take them seriously?

Whereas I previously had a lot of confidence in Australian statistics, my own little sampling would suggest the Australian economy is not a solid as being reported.
Visited a couple of shopping centres last week looking for inspiration and a birthday present for the wife. Was blown away at the number of vacant shops in major shopping centres.
The only boom I do see is housing. Large number of developers building houses in area on 400 sqm blocks.
Very few major projects planned and developed in Qld. Those going ahead only because of massive government subsidy. Wonder how wise it is for the Qld gov to give massive massive handout to a dubious coal mining project in Central Qld? How long is it going to last - will the Qld gov recoup its investment or just another instance of this stupid Labor government throwing money away?

Seems to me the Australian government is more concerned about damping down civil unrest than forward planning. Maybe it is just the lying media - but my anxiety levels are way up!!
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Alethia
Posted on: Feb 4 2017, 08:59 AM


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Alternatively fly all the remaining refugees back to where they came from. Return all future boats loaded with refugees to Indonesia and tell the Indonesian government to deal will all corrupt officials allowing boat loads of illegals to leave Indonesia. Don't take no as an answer form the Indonesian government. Grow some balls in our dealings with Indonesia.
Why should America be asked to bail us out when we don't have the balls to do it ourselves.
Send the bill to Obama for sorting out the deal/mess - which Trump rightly called STUPID.
I wonder if Obama can be impeached??
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Alethia
Posted on: Jan 30 2017, 12:07 PM


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Sorry Triage - I thought you might have missed the memo.

Trump is president - and I am happy happy happy.

So far typical American (and world) reaction to something new.

1969 USA landed on the moon. New worlds to explore. Never went back - happy in their dung heap.
2017 Trump president - opportunity to change their world view. What are they going to do?? Move out of the dung heap or slide back into warm comfort zone.

No contingency plan. Too hard for my little brain to see into the future.



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Alethia
Posted on: Jan 30 2017, 08:56 AM


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Love the Trump.
A breath of fresh air.

Could you seriously tolerate 4 years of a Hillary presidency??

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Alethia
Posted on: Jul 18 2016, 06:59 PM


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Nothing in the mail today!!

Did Vagif shove it in your mail box personally?
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Alethia
Posted on: Jul 9 2016, 12:19 AM


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I am indigenous too. But I prefer to call myself Australian.
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Alethia
Posted on: Jul 8 2016, 11:28 AM


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You can't help yourself can you??

The only intelligent people are the ones who ignored the two major parties and voted One Nation.

The others either voted for a party which is beholden to a known criminal element or a party whose leader stupidly invites a bunch of bigoted religious zealots for lunch who have so little respect for us they bring their own kitchen utensils so that they do not get contaminated.

Hope Trump wins.
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Alethia
Posted on: Jul 8 2016, 09:14 AM


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Early bird,

Get real mate. He spent 25 years focused on getting the UK out of the EU and he succeeded.
Now it is over to the UK parliament to finish it.
Farage is not a member of the UK parliament.

You sound like some one who is complaining the para medics have driven the victim to the hospital and then quit to let the doctors take over.
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Alethia
Posted on: Jul 8 2016, 08:43 AM


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Why do you call One Nation nasty?
Criminal Labor and Crazy Greens is more appropriate.

IMHO One Nation is the only party listening to the people. Peace bro.
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Alethia
Posted on: Jun 24 2016, 03:30 PM


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or more precisely:-

After which, which robots will take over?
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Alethia
Posted on: Jun 19 2016, 08:27 AM


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TEXT!!!!??

Where? A link please.

Ta
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Alethia
Posted on: Jun 17 2016, 10:47 PM


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Is that in writing or verbal advice??
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Alethia
Posted on: Jun 15 2016, 12:41 PM


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Interesting article - except for the gratuitous crap about global warming.
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Alethia
Posted on: Jun 14 2016, 03:46 PM


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I do not have any thoughts about what is going to happen to the British pound immediately after the Brexit, but I do know Britain would be absolutely insane to stay in the EU.
The EU is an experiment that has failed as has the UN. Time to leave both.

God help them if they vote to stay!!
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Alethia
Posted on: Apr 28 2016, 10:59 AM


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Being the benevolent fool that I am - how do I get in touch with you - and say I am willing to buy all your shares for 1c per share?
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Alethia
Posted on: Apr 14 2016, 11:44 AM


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If SLA is intending to have a meeting soon - possibly next month - isn't it about time we got some mail about it??

Another deadline slips by?
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Alethia
Posted on: Apr 12 2016, 10:42 PM


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How bad were the designs rejected???
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Alethia
Posted on: Mar 28 2016, 03:33 PM


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Did you say March?
I thought it was May.
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Alethia
Posted on: Feb 22 2016, 09:43 PM


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Seems to be the same as it has for months.
Anybody notice any change??
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Alethia
Posted on: Feb 19 2016, 03:11 PM


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Wasa,

Looks like FAR is finally on the march. Good luck. I know you have been holding forever.
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Alethia
Posted on: Jan 15 2016, 03:10 PM


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You got to worry about the 2% who did not say Moon.

By the way - thanks for providing the answer I was struggling myself.
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Alethia
Posted on: Jan 1 2016, 05:53 PM


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But not up to date. - Last ASX announcement in 2011!!!??
No way to register. How are they going to send Asx announcements and other items of interest to shareholders?
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Alethia
Posted on: Jan 1 2016, 10:07 AM


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SLA was listed in Germany? Is it still listed there?
Seeing most our trade is done in Asia, should SLA list in Asia?
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Alethia
Posted on: Dec 29 2015, 11:26 AM


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If I may be allowed a few cryptic one liners:-

I found it amazing how quickly Russian intelligence found and bombed ISIS trucks transporting oil into
Turkey seemingly under the noses of American satellites and intelligence. Interesting.

If you take the armaments industry out of American domestic manufacturing - well there is none!!! Without armaments American domestic manufacturing is kaput!!

A 28% rise this year in the number of homeless in America including in some major American cities such as New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago. Feeding homeless is a crime!!!

I thought Bush Jr was the biggest disaster in American history, but I have now fixated on old silver tongue Obama. As for the next American president??

As for Erdogan, Obama's friend he should be in jail and the keys thrown away. What he has done to Turkey is a crime.

Happy New Year!!??
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Alethia
Posted on: Dec 26 2015, 04:56 PM


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Not happy Burns. Could see he thought his job was done when he hit a ton.
Threw his wicket away because he lost concentration.
A double century was there for the taking. I doubt seriously if we will ever see him make a double century. Not in his DNA.
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Alethia
Posted on: Dec 21 2015, 10:38 AM


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Tideishigh,

I got the joke and gave a tongue in cheek reply which in turn required a "toxic simplistic" rebuke from our self appointed PC monitor the irony of which put a smile on my face.
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Alethia
Posted on: Dec 20 2015, 11:34 AM


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When I need a moral compass be sure to apply.
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Alethia
Posted on: Dec 20 2015, 09:44 AM


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On the other hand it has stopped the refugees streaming into Europe.
Weather succeeds where politicians fail!!!
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Alethia
Posted on: Nov 23 2015, 03:51 PM


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Correct. I copped a lot of shyte when younger. My sister went back to Europe as soon as she could because of the rednecks.

Like you I have also worked with Muslims and I agree by large, many nice lovely intelligent people.

Like the Muslims I grew up in a small ethnic community and like any small ethnic community we all knew what was going on. If any of the ethnic kids were trouble makers we all knew who and what he did. If the police came round and asked who broke into the school and I got fingered. My father would thank our neighbor or friend and after I got a thrashing from my father he would hand me over to the police. I learnt my lesson. Been squeaky clean since primary school. My son was a cop for a while and my daughter still works in correctional services.

Now for the Muslim community to play innocent and ignorant that is just bullshyte!!

The Muslims are not going to point the finger at any potential terrorist or ISIS in their midst. Too easy to play the victum card. Their end game is not only to drink booze with us play football or drive Holdens. Their end game is a Muslim state in Australia.

They are in a win win situation. Sit back and play good but dumb Aussie bloke or sit back and enjoy the Muslim state if it comes.
They have you to vouch for them being genuine Aussies but just remember, if they go to the mosque they probably know who wants to plant the next bomb.

I know it is hard. I still knock around with some Muslims but I no longer trust them. Push comes to shove they will turn on you. A young Muslim lass I recommended for a position a few years back is now hiring in her department. Not one non Muslim has managed to get a job since??? Lovely, lovely girl and very intelligent. Got her own private toilet too.
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Alethia
Posted on: Nov 23 2015, 08:50 AM


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Sorry,

I put Waleed in the "tut tut" category.
I wonder what his opinion is of Muslim Party and if he supports it??
Nothing about Australian values.

In short wonderful rant but no answers. What is the Muslim community doing against ISIS?.



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Alethia
Posted on: Nov 23 2015, 08:28 AM


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In a very short space of time I have gone from tolerant of Muslims to totally opposed to all Muslims whether "traditional" or ISIS.

It has become clear to me that Muslims do not belong in Australia. They have absolutely no intention of integrating into Australian society.
They are happy to live under the radar while ISIS and other radicals do the hard yards for them.
Happy to go "tut tut" but still pushing for more mosques, more schools and now an Muslim political party!!
How more evidence do we need that the Muslims have no intention of integrating. Their own party to push for an Islamic state in Australia.

Time to wake up.

Time to shut down mosques. Shut down Muslim schools. Rewrite the Koran to exclude extremist passages. Get rid of Halal certification etc etc.
And I am happy to stand up and say I am anti Muslim, because since Muslims are a political movement and not a race NOBODY can call me a racist!!! (please do not call Muslims a religion -they are a political movement bent on taking over the world.)
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Alethia
Posted on: Nov 7 2015, 09:45 AM


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Appointed April 2014.
Must be a very complicated process.

The brief was - to avoid any dilution for the existing share holders. rolleyes.gif
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Alethia
Posted on: Oct 28 2015, 09:58 AM


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I must agree with you there.
I had great expectations but after he crossed the finish line he just stopped.

Personally I think he should have called a double dissolution ASAP.

Neither party has a visionary leader which is why people have lost faith in both out principle parties and are looking for alternatives.

I hope Pauline gets elected to the senate. She is flying around the state and getting great support. She still has her "please explain" moments but they are not so blindingly obvious as before also the press seems to be kinder to her.
The new ALA seems to be getting a lot of support from the anti Muslim faction. But is that enough to get elected?? However it might frighten the big parties enough to reign in the kid glove attitude which is allowing the Muslim community to get away with "murder." Enough is enough. It did not take the German public long to get sick and tired of the Muslims, apparently they are retaliating violence for violence..Should be interesting!!!!!!
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Alethia
Posted on: Oct 28 2015, 09:31 AM


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He stopped the boats. Thanks Mr Abbott.
Europe is listening.
Poland in particular.
Germany is starting to wake up.
Won't be long before there will be a push to get Muslims out of Europe completely. Seems like a historical cycle.
I have not made my mind up about the ALA, but they seem to be on the right track.


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Alethia
Posted on: Oct 12 2015, 11:02 AM


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Die Monsanto die!!! hypocrite.gif
Lots of bad stuff coming out about Monsanto currently and possibly a lot more to come.
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Alethia
Posted on: Sep 28 2015, 10:35 AM


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Non executive director resigns - Andi Solaiman.

I thought he went long ago. Interesting that he hung around for so long and resigned now. Maybe the China influence??
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Alethia
Posted on: Sep 13 2015, 09:04 AM


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KNO what is the link to SLA?
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Alethia
Posted on: Sep 2 2015, 09:36 AM


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Triage,

Hope this helps. Maybe I misunderstood it?


Posted August 30th, 2015 at 11:33 PM (CST) by Bill Holter & filed under Bill Holter.
Dear CIGAs,
“Something” happened three weeks ago. While we cannot be sure “what” exactly happened, we can speculate. We have many dots and lots of data points to help us but first it needs to be pointed out, even if wrong in conclusion …just the knowledge alone that “something changed” is enough. If you know something has changed, you can take clues and look at various markets for inflection points. Currently, most markets are stretched to various limits. Whether it be zero bound credit markets, equities, real estate, commodities or gold and silver, all values had reached extreme highs or lows.
Something changed three weeks ago and a series of events began. It all started with China announcing 600 additional tons of gold. This was followed by the IMF rebuff of China, the three yuan devaluations and three “coincidental” explosions. Then equity markets around the world (which were already weak) began to violently unravel and finally spilled over to the U.S.. This tested the PPT’s limits (which were apparently $23 billion last week).
There were other behind the scenes dots which I missed and would like to add here before theorizing. In the gold arena, the GLD inventory supposedly rose over the last two weeks even though gold was “weak” and being sold. This was against a backdrop of very deep backwardation going out a full six months in London. The current backwardation is further out in time and far larger in price than EVER before! These two data points are in exact divergence to a dropping gold price. Why would there be buying in GLD if gold was being panic sold? Also, if real gold was being dumped, how could it be in backwardation or shortage? Wouldn’t “sales” make product extremely plentiful?
There were several more major anomalies in gold. As of Friday, there were 63 August contracts still open …even though the contract went off the board. This has NEVER happened in 40 years! How is this possible? The day before on Thursday, there were 552 contracts open. Can someone please explain to me why the shorts would not have delivered gold (like they did in the old days) on the first or second delivery day rather than waiting to the last day? Someone has to pay for storage, why would the short want to pay for storage they are contractually able to deliver nearly 30 days prior and avoid the charges. Are they having problems sourcing gold? Just like several mints who have gone to rationing or halts of production …and exactly as the backwardation is suggesting?
Over in silver, did you know they had confirmed volume on Thursday of 122,482 contracts traded? Did you know this represents 612 MILLION ounces of silver …or over 87% of annual global silver production ex China and Russia? How in the world does 87% of a full year’s production trade in just several hours? Doesn’t this go against commodity laws? AND, silver was pummeled on Thursday so it was supposed to represent PANIC SELLING. Who was panicking and needed to sell all that silver so fast? …especially since the U.S. Mint just raised premiums and started rationing dealers because they couldn’t keep up with DEMAND! Let’s not forget the Royal Canadian Mint, they have suspended sales of silver Maples! Why or how could this be? Everyone has been selling silver but the mint could not source any? This defies pre school logic!
Let me give you two more data points. Were you aware SGE (Shanghai gold exch.) has not reported ANY withdrawals over the past two weeks? They have been reporting over 200 tons of withdrawals per month in rough increments of 50 per week for the last two years …and now all of a sudden they went silent? Add to this, the FRBNY (New York Fed.) always reports custodial gold holdings on the 28th or 29th of the month for the previous month. They missed July 29th and reported on August 20 NO GOLD was shipped (to Germany for their repatriation program) when month after month they have been reporting close to 10 tons out the door. What’s going on?
Before telling you what I think has changed, we need to look at what China has just done. China has sold $100 billion worth of Treasury bonds over the last two weeks. Before they sold these, they devalued their yuan by about 5% which is the same thing as making their dollar holdings worth 5% in yuan …so they increased their sale by the equivalent of $5 billion! Please understand the following because it is VERY important, we have not experienced hyper inflation in the U.S. because the debt was always “sterilized”. We actually exported the inflation to other nations and as long as they did not sell the actual dollars (if they sold Treasuries), the trade remained sterilized. It was reported FridayChina had actually sold their dollars realized from the Treasury sales for …you guessed it YUAN! This drove the yuan up versus the dollar so China added even more to their trade. Brilliant!
This topic deserves an entire writing and I’ll undertake it later. Suffice it to say, the Federal Reserve had to buy the $100 billion worth of bonds. This is “reverse” QE or as they now say “QT” (quantitative tightening). As the great credit unwind continues, more and more Treasuries from China and other sources will hit the market and force the Fed to buy them. This will take more and more “space” on the Fed’s balance sheet but they will have NO CHOICE unless they want interest rates to skyrocket. In the end, the inflation we exported for so many years will come washing back on our shores like a tidal wave!
OK, what do I think “happened” three weeks ago? I believe the day finally came where China did not receive gold delivery. I say this because Shanghai all of a sudden has shown zero withdrawals since then. For the last 10 days I have been calling events “financial war” but did not connect why or why now? My theory may be all wrong, or, it may be right on the money. If it is wrong, the day of defaulting on delivery will come because the simple math says so. You can only import more than total production only as long as vaults have metal to dishoard. If I am correct, in effect the U.S. just “defaulted” to China. It would also mean our hoard of “power” is gone and so is the façade of financial strength. If correct we should know quite soon by actions in all markets. If correct, our standard of living will collapse into third world status hand in hand with a broken financial system.
There is one more piece of news that may be nothing at all or it may fit hand in hand with the above. King Salman of Saudi Arabia announced a visit for this coming week with president Obama. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/27/w...ans-...mc=rss&_r=0
The press has speculated the meeting has to do with the Iran deal or even aggressions with Yemen. I don’t think so. My guess is King Salman may be coming to Washington to say “the deal is off”. The “deal” being Henry Kissinger’s early 1970′s petrodollar. I suspect Saudi Arabia will inform our commandeer in chief, they will begin accepting yuan for oil. The Saudis have over the last year or more done many trade deals with both Russia and China. It should only follow at some point they do not use dollars but instead use their own currencies.
Before finishing, Saudi Arabia increased their oil production at the behest of Washington to injure Russia. I think the price drop got way out of control as the algos took over. The drop was so severe it has seized up the U.S. fracking industry and put at least $500 billion worth of energy credit in jeopardy while China has filled up her storage reserves with cheap oil. If I am correct about the gold default, China/Russia have also made strategic strides in trade with Iran and Saudi Arabia in preparation.
As I said above, I may be incorrect in pinpointing “what” has happened. The important thing is you understand “something” very big has happened and trends are changing in many markets. The leverage in all markets suggests a “holiday” will occur because the unwinding cannot be orderly. The “unwinding” by the way will need to undue the credit built upon credit going all the way back to Aug. 15, 1971!
Standing Watch,
Bill Holter
Holter-Sinclair collaboration
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Alethia
Posted on: Sep 2 2015, 09:35 AM


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Triage,

Hope this helps. Maybe I misunderstood it?


Posted August 30th, 2015 at 11:33 PM (CST) by Bill Holter & filed under Bill Holter.
Dear CIGAs,
“Something” happened three weeks ago. While we cannot be sure “what” exactly happened, we can speculate. We have many dots and lots of data points to help us but first it needs to be pointed out, even if wrong in conclusion …just the knowledge alone that “something changed” is enough. If you know something has changed, you can take clues and look at various markets for inflection points. Currently, most markets are stretched to various limits. Whether it be zero bound credit markets, equities, real estate, commodities or gold and silver, all values had reached extreme highs or lows.
Something changed three weeks ago and a series of events began. It all started with China announcing 600 additional tons of gold. This was followed by the IMF rebuff of China, the three yuan devaluations and three “coincidental” explosions. Then equity markets around the world (which were already weak) began to violently unravel and finally spilled over to the U.S.. This tested the PPT’s limits (which were apparently $23 billion last week).
There were other behind the scenes dots which I missed and would like to add here before theorizing. In the gold arena, the GLD inventory supposedly rose over the last two weeks even though gold was “weak” and being sold. This was against a backdrop of very deep backwardation going out a full six months in London. The current backwardation is further out in time and far larger in price than EVER before! These two data points are in exact divergence to a dropping gold price. Why would there be buying in GLD if gold was being panic sold? Also, if real gold was being dumped, how could it be in backwardation or shortage? Wouldn’t “sales” make product extremely plentiful?
There were several more major anomalies in gold. As of Friday, there were 63 August contracts still open …even though the contract went off the board. This has NEVER happened in 40 years! How is this possible? The day before on Thursday, there were 552 contracts open. Can someone please explain to me why the shorts would not have delivered gold (like they did in the old days) on the first or second delivery day rather than waiting to the last day? Someone has to pay for storage, why would the short want to pay for storage they are contractually able to deliver nearly 30 days prior and avoid the charges. Are they having problems sourcing gold? Just like several mints who have gone to rationing or halts of production …and exactly as the backwardation is suggesting?
Over in silver, did you know they had confirmed volume on Thursday of 122,482 contracts traded? Did you know this represents 612 MILLION ounces of silver …or over 87% of annual global silver production ex China and Russia? How in the world does 87% of a full year’s production trade in just several hours? Doesn’t this go against commodity laws? AND, silver was pummeled on Thursday so it was supposed to represent PANIC SELLING. Who was panicking and needed to sell all that silver so fast? …especially since the U.S. Mint just raised premiums and started rationing dealers because they couldn’t keep up with DEMAND! Let’s not forget the Royal Canadian Mint, they have suspended sales of silver Maples! Why or how could this be? Everyone has been selling silver but the mint could not source any? This defies pre school logic!
Let me give you two more data points. Were you aware SGE (Shanghai gold exch.) has not reported ANY withdrawals over the past two weeks? They have been reporting over 200 tons of withdrawals per month in rough increments of 50 per week for the last two years …and now all of a sudden they went silent? Add to this, the FRBNY (New York Fed.) always reports custodial gold holdings on the 28th or 29th of the month for the previous month. They missed July 29th and reported on August 20 NO GOLD was shipped (to Germany for their repatriation program) when month after month they have been reporting close to 10 tons out the door. What’s going on?
Before telling you what I think has changed, we need to look at what China has just done. China has sold $100 billion worth of Treasury bonds over the last two weeks. Before they sold these, they devalued their yuan by about 5% which is the same thing as making their dollar holdings worth 5% in yuan …so they increased their sale by the equivalent of $5 billion! Please understand the following because it is VERY important, we have not experienced hyper inflation in the U.S. because the debt was always “sterilized”. We actually exported the inflation to other nations and as long as they did not sell the actual dollars (if they sold Treasuries), the trade remained sterilized. It was reported FridayChina had actually sold their dollars realized from the Treasury sales for …you guessed it YUAN! This drove the yuan up versus the dollar so China added even more to their trade. Brilliant!
This topic deserves an entire writing and I’ll undertake it later. Suffice it to say, the Federal Reserve had to buy the $100 billion worth of bonds. This is “reverse” QE or as they now say “QT” (quantitative tightening). As the great credit unwind continues, more and more Treasuries from China and other sources will hit the market and force the Fed to buy them. This will take more and more “space” on the Fed’s balance sheet but they will have NO CHOICE unless they want interest rates to skyrocket. In the end, the inflation we exported for so many years will come washing back on our shores like a tidal wave!
OK, what do I think “happened” three weeks ago? I believe the day finally came where China did not receive gold delivery. I say this because Shanghai all of a sudden has shown zero withdrawals since then. For the last 10 days I have been calling events “financial war” but did not connect why or why now? My theory may be all wrong, or, it may be right on the money. If it is wrong, the day of defaulting on delivery will come because the simple math says so. You can only import more than total production only as long as vaults have metal to dishoard. If I am correct, in effect the U.S. just “defaulted” to China. It would also mean our hoard of “power” is gone and so is the façade of financial strength. If correct we should know quite soon by actions in all markets. If correct, our standard of living will collapse into third world status hand in hand with a broken financial system.
There is one more piece of news that may be nothing at all or it may fit hand in hand with the above. King Salman of Saudi Arabia announced a visit for this coming week with president Obama. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/27/w...ans-...mc=rss&_r=0
The press has speculated the meeting has to do with the Iran deal or even aggressions with Yemen. I don’t think so. My guess is King Salman may be coming to Washington to say “the deal is off”. The “deal” being Henry Kissinger’s early 1970′s petrodollar. I suspect Saudi Arabia will inform our commandeer in chief, they will begin accepting yuan for oil. The Saudis have over the last year or more done many trade deals with both Russia and China. It should only follow at some point they do not use dollars but instead use their own currencies.
Before finishing, Saudi Arabia increased their oil production at the behest of Washington to injure Russia. I think the price drop got way out of control as the algos took over. The drop was so severe it has seized up the U.S. fracking industry and put at least $500 billion worth of energy credit in jeopardy while China has filled up her storage reserves with cheap oil. If I am correct about the gold default, China/Russia have also made strategic strides in trade with Iran and Saudi Arabia in preparation.
As I said above, I may be incorrect in pinpointing “what” has happened. The important thing is you understand “something” very big has happened and trends are changing in many markets. The leverage in all markets suggests a “holiday” will occur because the unwinding cannot be orderly. The “unwinding” by the way will need to undue the credit built upon credit going all the way back to Aug. 15, 1971!
Standing Watch,
Bill Holter
Holter-Sinclair collaboration
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Alethia
Posted on: Sep 1 2015, 11:23 PM


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Saudi King is heading to Washington next week. Speculation is that he is going to test the validity of the US Saudi petro dollar agreement.
If he calls it quits America will look a lot like Greece. The American dollar will overnight have no value!!
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Alethia
Posted on: Aug 29 2015, 10:00 AM


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Advice seems to be as sound as some of the other buy sell advice I have received over the years..

By coincidence, went to ALDI to buy some tinfoil and they advised me they had run out of tinfoil. (Lots of people making hats??)
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Alethia
Posted on: Aug 19 2015, 10:59 AM


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The journalists said the representative of the company "Solagift" Vladimir Kovalev.

Recall, the company was established in February 2008; It is a resident of Tomsk SEZ. Founder of "Solagift" - the Russian-Australian biotechnology company with the participation of Sibex Solagran Limited. Currently, the production company is located in the village of Semiluzhki. The company produces food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products based on recycled green conifers. In 2014, "Solagift" received about one billion rubles for the construction of housing in the SEZ. "The Chinese company is going to build in Moscow bottling plant of our products and manufacturing, such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, rinse through the needles for the Chinese market. The products will be exported as Russian goods produced here, but the Chinese company. In China now there is an interesting trend that the population believes more imported goods than their own ", - said Kovalev.


According to him, the Chinese company plans to build a plant at the end of the year and to release a trial batch - "the order of 500 thousand packs." "The cost of the contract for the supply of our products - 10 million rubles per month", - concluded the expert. He could not specify the name of the Chinese company, as well as investment, which it plans to invest into production.

Slightly different translation.
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Methinks there was a massive battle for the Ashes, but it was played out behind the scenes in the Australian dressing rooms and it showed on the field. I hope we get told some day. Probably a rush to publish after the Ashes series.

IMHO Clarke should never have been allowed to come back after Smith did such an excellent job. I do not think Clarke fully recovered from his injuries.

And if I heard Warne say one more time, Clarke is just one innings away from finding form I would have thrown a brick through my TV!!
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Looks like Clarke is history!!
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3/10

Low point in Australian cricket.

Clarke only one innings away from history.
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Australia has a history of holding onto their captains for too long. Clarke should go.
Most Australian captains hold on and on and on way past their use by date. Looks to me like Clarke is going to be no different.
How many series are we going to lose waiting for Clarke to get his touch back??
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Charles,

Probably overthinking this. But I would not be surprised if Haddin stood down, just to make the decision easier for the selectors, knowing that they probably would not drop him if he was available.
Haddin has shown before that he puts the team above his interests.



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Haddin and Watson should go.
However the "good old boys club" led by Clarke will ensure Haddin stays.
IMHO Clarke should also go. The team did a lot better without him. I think there was a complete change in atmosphere within the team while Clarke was out.
Clarke in brings back the bad air.
Smith did a good job and should be made captain ASAP.

I am not anti Clarke - I just think he is past it. He did a good job while he was getting runs but now he is just a drag on the team.
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Yep. He always gave 110%.

Please name somebody else in the current team who is 110%.
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Posted on: Jun 30 2015, 11:05 AM


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The OFR is living in ga ga land.

Host of other indicators suggest America is on the crest of a perfect wave about to crash into a massive rock cliff.

Velocity of money has fallen off the chart.
Price to Earnings ratios incredibly high. Massive Massive overvaluation of US stock.
Margin debt highest in history.
And the greatest Weapons of Mass Destruction - the Derivatives are just hanging there to wipe out all the banks that can not fail.

The difficulty is in predicting just when the wave is going to crash. This year next year or even after that. It is going to be like the Greek tragedy currently unfolding but exponentially worse.
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henrietta,

Quite right.
I also think the Pope should stay out of this. Makes him look foolish. But then - the church has form in looking foolish.
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Google translated the article.
Brilliant stuff.
Would love to visit China. The New Frontier!!!!
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Mookie,

Totally agree. Heard Howard address public meetings a number of times. He was a brilliant speaker off the cuff and without notes.
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Mookie,

Totally agree. Heard Howard address public meetings a number of times. He was a brilliant speaker off the cuff and without notes.
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https://www.youtube.com/embed/NfFFzFiiVYM?rel=0

Methinks this is Keating at his best.
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Not Winnie's fault they landed in the wrong place - and too stupid to move on!!
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http://gap-changzhou.en.made-in-china.com/...act-Ropren.html


Anybody want to make a comment on this?

Is this SLA or a China ripoff?
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http://solagift.ru/?page_id=61
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Sorry mate, does not work for me.

I have not been posting because I have not been in touch with Vagif for some time.

Has the Melbourne crowd been in touch with him or the company??

If I can get Sandy down later in the year I will try to twist her arm to visit Vagif.
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Sadly the article does not touch on the rapid and massive shift from oil to solar.
Would be interesting if he factored that into his otherwise comprehensive analysis.
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Hmmm. I must be out of the loop!!
How do you get in the loop?

Any news about re-listing on the stock exchange??
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Oooops - looks like I stuttered!!

That's what you get when you live in the bush - 40k out of Brisbane.

Sorry.
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Wren,

You need to read more - graduated.gif

Brian Greene writes about this subject in such a manner that even I can understand it!!!!
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Wren,

You need to read more - graduated.gif

Brian Greene writes about this subject in such a manner that even I can understand it!!!!
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Wren,

You need to read more - graduated.gif

Brian Greene writes about this subject in such a manner that even I can understand it!!!!
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Because she is black and all whities are racist pigs.
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So much for great expectations.

What a bunch of girly men.

One day in the field and they are wrecked!!

Over paid pampered prima donnas - "can't bowl, I have a sore finger!!"

Bring back the real men of the 60's. All the West Indies fast bowlers. Dennis Lilleee, Tommo Hadlee etc etc.
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Kahuna1,
Let us assume for a nanosecond that the Americans are not as stupid as we all know they are.

I for one can not imagine how a group of Forest Gumps can aspire to and gain some of the most powerful and highest offices not only in America but the world.
So let us further assume that Janet Yellens, Bernanke et al know what they are doing.

What do these people know that we do not know?

They have let the pension fund slide, they have printed money like toilet paper, they have let America’s debt spiral to levels that under normal circumstances there is no chance of repaying etc etc.

The labor, CPI, GDP stats coming out of America are Alice in Wonderland.

They send troops to wars they can’t win or do not want to win. Hmmm

I have been of the opinion for some time that we are in another Industrial Revolution. Can’t yet put a name to it, but it seems to me that the promised Computer Age has arrived.
Computers and intelligent machines are taking more jobs than we can create. No more switch board operators, check out girls are the most visible for now. But in the near future we will not need taxi drivers, tax agents, cashiers, loan clerks, para medics and para legals etc etc. Lots of our mines are even now almost completely run by machines.

So we are breeding a bunch of people that probably will never want or need to work. How is that going to fit into our current economic models?? Productivity increasing, unemployment increasing, profits increasing. Is the level of unemployment going to be a measure of wealth or poverty???

Are we measuring the right things?? Do we know how to measure what is happening? Is America in fact a vigorous and vibrant economy under a different Computer Age yard stick? Are Yellens and Bernanke reacting to a new paradigm? Are we getting our knickers in a knot because we are out of the loop? Are we still measuring steel as a basis of a country’s wealth when we should be measuring microchips? Is unemployment bad if there is no poverty?

I agree with you Kahuna1 “times oh they are a changing…”

The best of times the worst of times.
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How did we get SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bad so quick?
I remember when the WI were the top team. We always dug in and fought tooth and nail.
Our current crop don't seem to have the same guts or grit.
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We have a couple of geriatric dogs. Our vet has put them on canine 4cyte. It seems to be working well.
Interestingly while talking to the vet he said the company producing 4cyte was looking at benefits of pine needle extract to improve the product.
Wonder if they have approached SLA or vice versa??
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A copy of an article in the current edition of The Economist.

It expresses my thoughts succinctly. We are entering a post industrial, technical, digital revolution age and entering a social consumer age.
Workers not required. A few major factories in the world will be able to produce all the cars, machines, white goods, computers etc etc that we require.
So the problem for the government will be not full employment but a way of paying people who chose to stay home.

Should not be too much of a problem in Australia. The mining industry generates the wealth which allows the government to employ an obscene number of people to do a job that could be done by an handful.


http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/2162...9249e1ccab3913|

Computers that can do your job and eat your lunch
So far, the upheaval has been felt most by low- and mid-skilled workers in rich countries. The incomes of the highly educated—those with the skills to complement computers—have soared, while pay for others lower down the skill ladder has been squeezed. In half of all OECD countries real median wages have stagnated since 2000. Countries where employment is growing at a decent clip, such as Germany or Britain, are among those where wages have been squeezed most.

In the coming years the disruption will be felt by more people in more places, for three reasons. First, the rise of machine intelligence means more workers will see their jobs threatened. The effects will be felt further up the skill ladder, as auditors, radiologists and researchers of all sorts begin competing with machines. Technology will enable some doctors or professors to be much more productive, leaving others redundant.

Second, wealth creation in the digital era has so far generated little employment. Entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into firms with huge valuations and hardly any staff. Oculus VR, a maker of virtual-reality headsets with 75 employees, was bought by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion. With fewer than 50,000 workers each, the giants of the modern tech economy such as Google and Facebook are a small fraction of the size of the 20th century’s industrial behemoths.

Third, these shifts are now evident in emerging economies. Foxconn, long the symbol of China’s manufacturing economy, at one point employed 1.5m workers to assemble electronics for Western markets. Now, as the costs of labour rise and those of automated manufacturing fall, Foxconn is swapping workers for robots. China’s future is more Alibaba than assembly line: the e-commerce company that recently made a spectacular debut on the New York Stock Exchange employs only 20,000 people.

The digital transformation seems to be undermining poor countries’ traditional route to catch-up growth. Moving the barely literate masses from fields to factories has become harder. If India, for instance, were to follow China’s development path, it would need skilled engineers and managers to build factories to employ millions of manufacturing workers. But, thanks to technological change, its educated elite is now earning high salaries selling IT services to foreigners. The digital revolution has made an industrial one uneconomic.

Bridging the gap
None of this means that the digital revolution is bad for humanity. Far from it. This newspaper believes firmly that technology is, by and large, an engine of progress. IT has transformed the lives of billions for the better, often in ways that standard income measures do not capture. Communication, knowledge and entertainment have become all but free. Few workers would want to go back to a world without the internet, the smartphone or Facebook, even for a pay increase. Technology also offers new ways to earn a living. Etsy, an online marketplace for arts and crafts, enables hobbyists to sell their wares around the world. Uber, the company that is disrupting the taxi business, allows tens of thousands of drivers to work as and when they want.

Nonetheless, the growing wedge between a skilled elite and ordinary workers is worrying. Angry voters whose wages are stagnant will seek scapegoats: witness the rise of xenophobia and protectionism in the rich world. In poor countries dashed expectations and armies of underemployed people are a recipe for extremism and unrest. Governments across the globe therefore have a huge interest in helping remove the obstacles that keep workers from wealth.

The answer is not regulation or a larger state. High minimum wages will simply accelerate the replacement of workers by machines. Punitive tax rates will deter entrepreneurship and scare off the skilled on whom prosperity in the digital era depends. The best thing governments can do is to raise the productivity and employability of less-skilled workers. That means getting rid of daft rules that discourage hiring, like protections which make it difficult to sack poor performers. It means better housing policy and more investment in transport, to help people work in productive cities such as London and Mumbai. It means revamping education. Not every worker can or should complete an advanced degree, but too many people in poor countries still cannot read and too many in rich ones fail to complete secondary school. In future, education should not be just for the young: adults will need lifetime learning if they are to keep up with technological change.

Yet although governments can mitigate the problem, they cannot solve it. As technology progresses and disrupts more jobs, more workers will be employable only at lower wages. The modest earnings of the generation that technology leaves behind will need to be topped up with tax credits or wage subsidies. That need not mean imposing higher tax rates on the affluent, but it does mean closing the loopholes and cutting the giveaways from which they benefit.

In the 19th century, it took the best part of 100 years for governments to make the investment in education that enabled workers to benefit from the industrial revolution. The digital revolution demands a similarly bold, but swifter, response.
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Channel 7 and 9 are entertainment channels not news channels.
Like you I am ready to throw a shoe at the TV when I watch some of the drivel on "Sunrise" and "Today".
I particularly hate the segments where they trot out a panel of bimbo's to give their opinions and discuss the news.

I must admit I liked both shows years ago but they seem to have become just aimless and irrelevant these days.

Our TV seems to spend much of its time off these days.
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Working on it. My translator failed.
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Seems to me we have gone through the industrial revolution, service industry revolution, ending the technical and information revolution and entering the consumer age. Workers need not apply.

Seems to me we urgently need to work out how to exist in a consumer society where most of the goods are supplied by machine labor.
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My "non expert" opinion in the jump in the Scottish break away vote is simply the enormous popularity of the Outlander TV series.

I am not Scottish and even I have sympathy for the Scots and their old ways after watching the series. "Bloody English" laugh.gif

It is not available in Australia - yet. But if you can download a few episodes you will see what I mean. Beautifully done series as only the poms/scots can do and set in some of the most beautiful Highland country I have seen.

I am neutral. My wife is partly Scottish and my sister is married to a pom.
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I would be happy if they paid me $100 000 per year just for for being a good consumer.
I promise to buy a new TV, tablet and kitchen appliance every year and replace my car every 2.

Cross my heart.
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Posted on: Aug 25 2014, 09:20 AM


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http://daviddegraw.org/peak-inequality-the...ent-of-society/

I found this an interesting read.

Actual US unemployment - 23% compared to official figures of 6%.

Seems that anything coming out of US Government is B***s**t.

The CPI is officially 2% but the actual cost of living has gone up well over 20% or much higher.

We should not shake our heads and say "silly Americans." Our CPI figures are similarly doctored. Probably not as bad, but bad enough not to reflect the true rise in prices and cost of living by a significant margin.

When you look at how the Greens Labor and significant others are stalling the budget, you wonder just how out of touch our government is also? And are we facing the same polarization that America has between Republicans and Democrats.
I noticed that in Qld the unions again stalled reforms and demanded a disproportionate say in any formation of a Labor Government. Union membership down to single figures yet they demanded and got a 50% say.
Seems to me that everything is circling the drain. Wonder how long before we all disappear down the drain. If you read the above article - it gives us 10 years .
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Posted on: Aug 22 2014, 08:48 AM


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Mullokkintyre,

These US "Judges" have form. The iconic Australian Ugg Boots were declared American in a spurious commercial decision and the Australian company forced to change its name. Can't buy Australian Ugg boots in Australia called something else..

Judges Sans Frontières?

With the decline of American influence I think more and more people will show "American justice" the finger. Ferguson - a guy with his hands in the air shot 6 times??? At least put the cop who fired the shots under arrest. That would take the heat out of the situation and figger the rest out later.
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Unfortunately the quality of our graduates is in general - low.
Universities are more concerned with bums on seats than the quality of their graduates.
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Russia is desperate for money. If SLA can sell its goods in Australia Putin will bend over backwards to make it so.

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Let us assume I am writing a science fiction novel set in the not too distant future.

A few massive factories in China, Japan and Germany are supplying the world demand for cars. Similarly a few massive factories in Asia are supplying all the clothing demand in the world. Food, shelter, medicines, entertainment - everything can be supplied with a minimum of human input.

Very few workers are needed because all of these factories are run by robots.

All that is required is supplies of raw material. The raw material can also be supplied by robots. We already have robot trucks in our iron ore mines. It will not be long before we have robot trains and ships. In fact the whole process from raw materials and finished product will be completely automated.

The biggest problem for governments in my not too distant future scenario is the transition with the obsession with full employment to massive unemployment. There will be too many people competing for too few jobs. ( I think competing is the wrong word. Those who want to work will work, those who don't want to work wont. Money as we know it has no value.)

I must admit I am struggling with the concept of full employment and the need for full employment in the future. Most of the mundane work will be done by robots in a few massive factories. Full employment will be as elusive as the Dodo. Governments will need to find new ways to keep the masses occupied and happy.

What is going to be the job of the future? Writing programs – only need a few people to do that. Building roads and infrastructure? Hardly a source of mass employment. The entertainment industry? Hardly.

I see a future where most people will only work if they want to. The vast majority of people will be able to live lives of utter decadence never having to do a day’s work. Or not work in the sense that we define work.

Sorry guys this is a work in progress. I only indulge in it when boredom sets in after decadence. Yawn.
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Sorry guys - nothing to add about what is happening in head office of Solagran but, IMHO, an interesting point if SLA ever gets registered again..

2013 was a record year for patents issued. Companies from America, Korea and Japan filled the first 3 places. Google and Apple entered the top 20 patent applicants for the first time.

BUT there were no chemical or pharmaceutical companies in the top 50 for the fist time in decades. Seems it is just too expensive and risky for pharmaceutical companies to go through the process of developing a new drug- better to buy an existing drug. IMHO this just raises the value of Ropren if/when SLA should get registered again.
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Melua,

Almost got caught up in the hype. Glad I waited. Now I think it will go under 15.

At this stage I put it into a "luxury" good item not an "essential".
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Why on earth would you ask a lawyer about XP?????? Inconceivable!!

I get it. You are not asking if XP will continue to work - which it will, but who you can sue if something goes wrong.

Somewhere along the line you have to take responsibility for your own actions.

A virus will not attack you on Sharescene, Google or Outlook or most other responsible sites. Your not going to get a virus doing your banking or APOD or Wiki.

But your chances increase significantly if you like to visit dating sites, game sites and download questionable material.

I have a bunch of geriatric mates that use their computers to check emails, skype, read the news and check their portfolio's. XP will continue to work for them until they upgrade their computers. And if they do get a virus in the next few years they are not going to call a lawyer, they are going to ask me to fix it.









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This is like the Y2000 bollocks.

XP will keep working like it is today - forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The only people who may be affected will be those who are paranoid about trojan horses, malware and viruses. In that case don't go to porn sites or dodgy game sites.. If you have defender that is all you need. Don't open emails from people you don't know.

In the future XP may not work with new applications and peripherals, but if you keep your old applications it will go on and on and on.

My suggestion is when you need to change your computer go to windows 7 and if you are like me you won't need to change your computer until window 9 of 10.

Software is not like a car. There are no pieces that break or wear out with age. Windows is not going to give you the dates updates. Big deal. I hardly ever install them anyway and my computer has not crashes and burned.

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Just received my copy of the new book by Michael Lewis - Flash Boys.

I think this book is going to throw mortars at WALL STREET. I am only up to page 85 and already I can see the rats diving for cover.

Cheats, Low lives, Rodents, Criminals are only some of the polite terms I can think of and use. Hope some of our politicians pick this book up and do more than just read it.

Disillusioned and disappointed are other feelings that come to mind., Certainly as a long term investor in the market I knew that this kind of trading was "common place" but I was not aware of just how global and all embracing it had become and just how rotten to the core.

The business of America is business.. Seems to me the business of America is corrupt business.

How apt that NOAH is playing in the theaters. Flash Flood on Wall Street would be a great sequel.

America business isn't smarter, just bigger crooks. Everything is rigged..

Let us hope Michael Lewis turns his attention next to the Legal System.
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Huffingtonpost

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/f..._n_4150940.html

For the first time since the launch of Piper Jaffray's semi-annual report on the habits of American teens, Facebook lost its spot as the most important social network among teenagers.

Facebook's popularity among teen users has been on a steady slide, with many complaining that its size, privacy risks and tendency to incite drama has made it a "social burden." Just 23 percent of teens now deem Facebook the most important site, down from 42 percent from a year ago, according to Piper Jaffray's survey. Facebook is tied with Instagram -- a social network a third its age, with a tenth as many users -- as the second most important social media service among teens. Twitter came out as number one.

The survey, which polled 8,650 teens, looks bad for Facebook, but it's not all good news for Twitter: Its popularity among teens has actually dropped 4 percent since the spring. And while Facebook might be less likeable to teens, there's evidence they're still using it more than any other social network. A quarter of teen social media users are on Twitter, 94 percent have Facebook profiles and 11 percent have Instagram accounts, according to Pew's 2013 report. Also, remember, Facebook owns Instagram.

The real winners of the Piper Jaffray survey are a bit harder to tease out. Certainly Instagram can celebrate -- the percentage of teens who consider it the top social site has nearly doubled in a year. The big growth of the "other" category suggests services like Vine and Snapchat, not specifically mentioned by the survey, are also taking off. Facebook, once the dominant social networking service, is facing competition from more niche sites, which seem to have real cachet among younger users. Facebook's attempt to replicate its way to lasting dominance doesn't look to be paying off.

Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly insisted Facebook doesn't have a teen problem. He assured investors in July that Facebook had signed up virtually the entire population of American teens, whom he noted were using the site as actively then as they had in the preceding year-and-a-half. Using and joining Facebook is one thing. Liking it, however, is another.
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Kids are leaving it in droves.
The largest take up is with Geriatrics who don't know better. When they get clued up they will leave it also.

Sorry I can 't remember the name of the site the kids are switching to. Do a Google it should tell you..



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This will not end well.

I think Putin is the first but certainly not the last, to notice (act on the fact that) the USA is printing toilet paper not $ notes.

What to do? What to do?

I have explored dozens of options and like a games machine, running a tic tac toe simulation, have decide it is best to just sit back and watch what happens. There appears to be no winning solution.





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Personally I think nothing will happen. Crimea will became part of Russia. America will do nothing. It will huff and puff, but America is like a poker player holding the weakest hand at the table and trying to bluff. EU will do nothing.

Next comes the problem for Russia of getting to Crimea through Ukraine. Similar to Kaliningrad next to Lithuania.

Probably fast track a bridge across the Kertsch Strait.

Lithuania is not happy about Russian transport going across Lithuania, but Russia keeps making noises about how the planning and project is on track. LOL
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To what effect?

Is it going to change the share price??? Are you going to buy more?
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Posted on: Mar 9 2014, 12:07 PM


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Maiden

None of this news is coming from SLA. All the articles are from the Russian Press.

I believe the company is working desperately hard behind the scenes to get into a position to relist.

This stuff is not the company beating its own drum/chest but confirmation from the Russian press that it is indeed getting on with the job.

Like most people here I have lost a lot of money on SLA but I have not given up on the company and it seems the company is has not given up on us.


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So not SLA or any of its products?
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Did you ask if they are trying to find the funds? Or how close they are to securing the finance?
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Finally found what VSA stands for. TFND.
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If I may jump in about one of my pet hobby horses.

As a fairly senior Transport Officer I participate in the introduction of disabled parking permits for Queensland.

After a rigorous analysis we decided that at most we would need to issue about 5000 disabled parking permits for Queensland. (about 40 years ago).

We gave the doctors guidelines and then left it to the doctors to decide who was disabled and who was not .

40 years later we have almost 500 000 disabled in Queensland. Why? Because the doctors don't have the guts to tell people to just get on with it.
We were looking at paraplegics and the like, not people who are to fat and lazy to walk 50 meters, getting a disabled sticker. WRONG WRONG WRONG..

If you are not permanently attached to a wheel chair you are not disabled!!! If you are old you are not disabled. If you are fat you are not disabled. etc etc.

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Could be. But why are they coming to Australia? All I hear is how America is the new oil giant. Exploration is going gang busters in USA. Why leave the rich easy pickings in USA and come to Australia. Like one of the guys said a simple maintenance job in America costs $400 to $500. It cost $4000 to $5000 in Australia. Why come to Australia.
Something more something else..
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Alethia
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I may be hanging around too many hotel lobbies and night clubs, but just lately I have been running into a lot of American and Canadian oil men.
Seems to me there is a quiet influx of Americans coming to search for oil in Australia.
Why is this so? Any thoughts?
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You are wise Arty.

A pox on AVG Nortons and all other soothsayers.



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Alethia
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Do nothing.
Do not click it.
If you do a cookie will be added to your site and you will start getting emails from all over the place telling you your computer has problems, you need AVG etc etc.
I would suggest you already have clicked somewhere else biggrin.gif
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I agree with most of what you say except I think Rogers was lucky and got dropped 3 times. Watson was also lucky. He needed that score to stay in the team as did Rogers
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Alethia
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Pieterson - without doubt the biggest @@$@##@ playing cricket. Just poor sportsmanship!!
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Chiller,

This is Xmas not Easter. If you want to do a Lazarus impersonation - save it for a few months. lmaosmiley.gif

Merry Xmas mate.

Mine came in packs of 60.
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LLC solagift as opposed to Solagift technologies Australia. Going to be interesting??

LLC solagift is purely Russian and Solagift products to be rebranded and sold in Australia through Solagran?
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I can not believe they did not enforce the follow on.

If your opponent is down and out you do not give him a breather.

Why give them a chance to get a few cheap Aussie wickets and get a psychological boost?

Did Clarke give a reason why he did not enforce the follow on?


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Alethia
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Livas1

Netherlands has just been kicked out of the AAA club. This certainly gives weight to your theory.

Having said that, I still can't believe anybody gives any credence to any of Standard and Poor's ratings.

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Google Earth is not live. You are seeing pictures that may have been taking months (or even years) earlier.
QUOTE


Not true. You can pay for the latest photos - Google Pro among others. (If you are lucky, you can work in a Government Department or private company which needs the latest images for mapping.)

Good to see some activity. Well done Vagif. I think I will sit back and wait and hope. Just put the shares in a draw and forget about them.

I did that with EEC and made a profit - took almost 10 years.
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Anybody heard it SLA are having an AGM this year? biggrin.gif
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The Flag will not change and Native Tittle will be revisited within a generation or two and overturned.
This is only another red herring by Labor to go divert discussion away from the real issues - their total mismanagement of the economy.
I know the Canadians already think their first nation acknowledgement was a mistake. Hopefully we will learn also. Pure racism and should be recognised as such.
If we would have taken Australia away from the French there would be no Native Title, but because we took it away from the Simple black Aboriginals a different story!!




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QUOTE
Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year to all


AND prosperous????????????????????
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Probably get an answer at the AGM????
When is the AGM?
Will they have one this year? Do they need one??
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So the company is allowed to stop reporting because they get their feelings upset when someone responds on an internet forum?


Too right mate.

Empire Oil and Gas has just been deleted from Hot Copper and that is not the only company gone from that forum.

Wacko's like Boris are just inviting litigation.

Robust discussion is fine but stuff that leads to litigation is not what Sharescene wants and not what SLA wants or needs right now..

Seems like HotCopper stops the rot by just removing everything from the forum. I would be happy if they just banned Boris or vet him for content before he posts.
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I can assure you he will not come. LOL

I will be there - if I am not working.
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Anybody else having problems with "AW SNAP".

I have tried all the fixes suggested by CHROME but the problem keeps coming back.

Anybody know a permanent fix that works???
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Alethia
Posted on: Jul 22 2012, 09:42 PM


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alonso,

I rest my case!!! biggrin.gif

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Alethia
Posted on: Jul 20 2012, 05:52 PM


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AVG is a panic merchant scaring you shitless so you buy the product.

It is probably just a cookie alert.
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Alethia
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I know Vagif has not given up. I will wait.
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Boris you are full of shyte!!
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I do not think Vagif has read the memo about Solagran being finished. He certainly has not signed off on it.
As far as I know he is heading overseas again drumming up sales and probably finance.

All I know is this guy is busting his guts to get the company going. Good on him.

Am I happy where we are - no way - but it is not over yet.

I will continue to wait - and do some part time work while I am waiting. Bugger!!!
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Shark13,

If NBN cable cost was just limited to the initial roll-out I would still object to it, but the cost of maintaining the integrity of the cable will be a recurring cost which will multiply the cost of the initial roll-out over and over again during the years of service of the network.

Jobs for life for some of the contractors!!!!!!
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Alethia
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I think when we talk about this company in the future, we will say this was the worst time in the company's history.

It ain't over yet.

I know there are some people on this forum who want this company to die and I really can't understand what kind on small minded human being wishes the death of anything, but God created creatures great and small. And I think we all know the dogs with fleas on this forum.

But I am sure the majority are wishing and hoping this company gets through this rough period.

I know Vagif has not given up and I wish him luck!!
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Cynic,

If you quote the classics, you should read the classics.

Earth was rebuilt!!
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Clearly Kahuna if you were running the company you would have packed up and gone home long ago.

Like every sane person I am not at all happy about the massive drop in share price in the last few years. But since I am too much committed to this company to walk away, I am "happy" that I have somebody running the company who is leaving no stone unturned to try to make good.

Thank god Vagif is not an Italian cruise ship captain!!!

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MLM????

Groan.

Amway
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Alethia
Posted on: Jan 14 2012, 02:14 PM


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Marsh out and goodbye!!!
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Pilko,

Thanks but no thanks.

QUOTE
In August 1999, the FDA banned colloidal silver sellers from claiming any therapeutic or preventive value for the product, noting colloidal silver was being marketed for numerous diseases without evidence of safety or effectiveness.[48] As a result, the product now has the status of a dietary supplement in the US; it can be promoted with general "structure-function" claims, but cannot be marketed as preventing or treating any illness.[48] Following this ruling, the FDA has issued numerous Warning Letters to Internet sites that have continued to promote colloidal silver as an antibiotic or for other medical purposes.[67][68]
In 2002, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) found there were no legitimate medical uses for colloidal silver and no evidence to support its marketing claims. Given the associated safety risks, the TGA concluded "efforts should be made to curb the illegal availability of colloidal silver products, which is a significant public health issue."[69]
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Have not seen this site before.

Be warned some threads send you off to Russian speaking promos which scared the shyte out of me when the computer started to talk to me unexpectedly!!

ропрен Лекарства Медицинские препараты Фармакология Аптеки Казани ...

Hope the link works.


http://apteka.rin.ru/cgi-bin/search.cgi?vi...%EE%EF%F0%E5%ED

ropren

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ROPREN -... reviews, description, price - to buy the drug at pharmacies ... ROPREN
health.mail.ru
ROPREN
If you have used the drug ROPREN (ROPREN), do not be lazy to write a review on the use of drugs. It is desirable to evaluate ROPREN at least two dimensions: price and performance. You can help others if the disease indicate that is the cause of the drug.
lekarstva.kakmed.com
Description Ropren (Ropren) -... on the drug and Ropren composition ...

www.rlsnet.ru
ROPREN

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Ropren - reviews, user guide, price
On this page you can read instructions on the drug Ropren and leave your comments. You can share your experiences with the drug, the indications for its intended purpose. Have there you have side effects when taking Ropren, as you would appreciate the convenience and the multiplicity of the drug, its dosage?
www.Med-Otzyv.ru
Ropren instruction, application, description of the drug ....
On this page provides a detailed description, instructions for use of the drug Ropren indicating his membership in the pharmacological group, ATC code. If the drug is defective in the database and falsified episodes or in the State Register of prices of medicines, it will be available links to view the relevant information.
www.ros-med.info
Ropren instruction. Buy Ropren, reviews and price ...

www.medikforum.ru
Ropren | all questions and answers about the "Ropren" | 03.ru - Ambulance Online

www.03.ru
ROPREN

www.vidal.ru
slovari.yandex.ru
slovari.yandex.ru
Ropren. Description of the drug.

www.webapteka.ru
www.medsovet.info

www.medsovet.info
ROPREN drops for oral 4G - Biomedservis

www.biomedservice.ru
www.wiki-meds.ru
Registration data on the medicinal product ROPREN: LSR-001521/07, drop d / intake: Valium. 4 g or 8 g of compl. with lids-droppers. Conditions of supply of the drug in pharmacies ROPREN. ROPREN drug prescription.
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Pharmexpert - Wonderful Life Drug NEW! Ropren

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Ropren - Drugs, Medicines, Pharmacology, Pharmacy ...
Prerarat Ropren to treat liver and biliary tract. testimony. fatty liver of varying etiology, hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver (combined therapy), toxic liver damage (alcohol, drugs, medications). dosing. Ropren appointed interior with meals 3 drops 3 times a day.
apteka.rin.ru
drugs.zelenka.su

drugs.zelenka.su
mirslovarei.com

mirslovarei.com
ROPREN (Krasnodar Regional Dispensary Association)

kkaa.easyforum.ru

If you request information ropren found in these sources try to adjust your query to find on the site
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Posted on: Jan 12 2012, 10:28 AM


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Livas,

Like you I am amazed that there is no interest in SLA from some big pharma. But then you must realize that big Pharma's are not set up to think outside the box.
Our best hope is for Solagran to keep on doing what it is doing, but only better and faster and let the results speak for themselves!!!

If I may introduce another "stream of consciousness" here. And with apologies to my wife, who shall remain anonymous!!!

A few years ago my wife underwent a fairly complex operation for a large bleeding painful ulcerated hiatus hernia. The operation was successful, but the post operative outcome has been less than optimal.

The hospital has completed all tests and declared the operation a success and has no further interest in her. But she continues to have diarrhea every morning and her reflux can be used as a weapon of mass destruction. The only thing which has been able to help her and continues to help her control her condition is Siberian Red. So all these antibiotics that the hospital pumped into my wife over the last few years have been useless, the only thing that helps her is Siberian Red.

Which bring me to the point. The drug industry is losing the battle between bacteria and the drugs created to kill them. With the latest mutations in the bacteria, even the drugs of last resort are useless.

No new medications are in the pipeline capable of killing or controlling these new super-bugs. A company which can develop a new miracle drug would be worth uncountable billions.

Now my humble way of thinking is that my wife probably caught some bug in the hospital. They have continued to treat her with antibiotics to no avail, but since she has started taking regular doses of Siberian Red she is like a new woman.

Solagran has previously said their bioeffectives can stop E Coli dead. Wouldn't you think somebody in the big Pharma's would take some notice and put 2 and 2 together of this promising source of research and make billions out of this opportunity??

What bugs me about this company is that continually show they have absolutely no marketing skills. They continue to spend time developing toothpaste and gum drops and do not sell the products they have. Maybe they should get into bed with some hungry Indian pharmaceutical company??
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QUOTE
no more forthcoming you note


Don't remember anybody asking???

The trick with CP is to chat with him when he is coherent.
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Wren,

Top stuff. I still stand by it.

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Alethia
Posted on: Jan 6 2012, 10:08 AM


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Boris,

You are an idiot.

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Posted on: Jan 5 2012, 04:41 PM


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Please, a list of possible alternative Australian wicket-keepers.

Worst miss by a wicket-keeper that I can recall. Unforgivable.
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Alethia
Posted on: Jan 4 2012, 07:34 AM


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Check out EWC formerly EEC. Made and lost my first $M with them.

SLA seems to be on the same roller coaster. I see a lot of similarities between the 2 companies. Both have good products, charismatic leaders but lost their way in the middle. EWC came charging back and I hope SLA does also. As a matter of fact I have more hope for SLA than I did for EWC. SLA has a number of good options and is not totally reliant on the Russian Government. EWC was screwed by the Indonesian government and just had to wait it out because it had no other options.

IMHO it is going to take only one decent deal to get the ball rolling. Meanwhile we wait!!!
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18:13, 29 December 2011. News
During his visit to Poland Tomsk businessmen held about 20 meetings

As part of a three-day visit to Warsaw, organized in December, the Administration of Tomsk and sales office in Poland, Russia, Tomsk businessmen held about 20 meetings with European counterparts. As a result of the business mission, signed three agreements and one deal between Russian and Polish companies, the press service of the municipality. Thus, the foundation was laid for the formation of fluoride in Tomsk cluster technology. As a result of negotiations between the St. Petersburg company "Factoria drugs", Tomsk Center of cluster development, OAO "Tomsk-Invest" and Polish "GiB Capital" and "Nanotech", it was decided to create a new production of fluorocarbon materials and compositions based on them. Between OAO "Tomsk - Invest" Ltd. and "Factoria drugs" was signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly conduct applied research and development in the field of fluoride technologies, as well as the commercialization of scientific and technological research and development work in the territory of Tomsk. Also, the Polish business were presented the possibility of innovative medical product "Ropren" produced in Tomsk, LLC "Solagral San." Following the talks, the Polish pharmaceutical companies will begin preparation for the certification of the drug to enter the European market. The number of meetings with the Polish business conducted general director of "Group of Companies LAMA" Vladislav Levchugov. They discussed the issues of supply in Tomsk Polish apples, poultry and cattle and confectionery, as well as recycling of these products in Russia. Some of the delegates to the business mission of the Tomsk also included representatives of the companies "GlassExpert", "Elecard" and etc.
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Posted on: Dec 14 2011, 09:53 AM


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Yes

Great product but these guys can't sell it.

Long term holder long term sufferer.

Back to hibernation.
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Balance,

Nor would I (ostracize a team mate), but this guy has been carried far too long.

How much longer are we going to make excuses for Ponting???

Australia needs an new captain also, but I can't see a ready made replacement in the team.
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Alethia
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YES
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Posted on: Dec 12 2011, 01:37 PM


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Well done NZ.

Notice that Clarke and Hughes all chummy and sitting together. Bet he gets another chance!!!!!! How many batsmen are out 3 times in a test?

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Alethia
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Hughes should have been dropped years ago!! But he won't be because he is one of Clarkie's boys. Sad state of affairs in Australian cricket when cricketers are chosen on how well they get on with each other rather than their ability to play cricket.

Could not believe Taylor waffling on about how Hughes should improve his fielding to stay in the side. Since when do we select specialist fieldsmen in our side?? The man is supposed to be a batsman and if he can't bat drop him!!!! Everybody should be able to field.

I worry about the girls we continue to select in our Australian Cricket team. Lillee Lillee Lillee.
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Posted on: Dec 9 2011, 10:40 AM


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Livas,

Yep, there seem to be a few new things on the Solagran website.

We must be due some sales updates also??
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Hughes should be dropped. Lucky he is a NSWelshman, he gets a dozen chances. If he was a Qlder he would have been given one chance and hung out to dry?

We got better batsmen than this clown in our local DERBY.
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Livas1,

LOL, just going to bed now. Hopefully when I get up I will be able to understand your post. Clearly Google Translate need more work!!


This reads better, I think and just gives a bit of background about Tomsk and mentions Vagif and Solagran.

Talent Prevails Over Taiga in Tomsk
22 November 2011
By Natascha Kearsey
The middle of Siberia might not be the first place that comes to mind for investors wanting to do business that does not necessarily involve natural resources, but authorities in Tomsk are undaunted by their remoteness from Moscow as they try to attract companies to the region.

In 2010, Forbes rated Tomsk — which lies 3,500 kilometers east of the Russian capital — the 26th best Russian city for business, excluding Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is the first time Tomsk has made the top 30. The ratings took into account social factors, business climate, infrastructure and convenience of doing business.

Tomsk's authorities believe that the region's remoteness and long Siberian winters, when the temperature from November to April stays firmly below freezing and has been known to drop as low as minus 50 Celsius, pose no obstacle to its economic development. "The key," said Tomsk Governor Viktor Kress, "lies in diversification." In Soviet times, Tomsk concentrated on the military industry as well as oil, gas and timber, but it is now turning its attention to new technologies and innovation.

The region got a boost in 2006 when it was named one of the country's four special economic zones, or SEZs, for innovation — specializing in nanotechnologies, information technology, electronics, biotechnology and medicine. The SEZ status attracts investors by providing a range of tax benefits — for example, SEZ residents pay no import, land or property tax, receive a 4 percent discount on profit tax and significantly reduced social taxes.


Residents of the two technology parks located on the edge of the city — a "southern" and a "northern" site — also benefit from state-funded utilities and road infrastructure. The federal budget provides 74 percent of funding, and 26 percent comes from regional coffers.

So far, the Tomsk SEZ has attracted 59 residents, which employ more than 800 people. Nine of the residents are backed by foreign investors, including Nokia Siemens. By 2015, they plan to have 85 residents.

"We are not in competition with Skolkovo," said Alexei Baryshev, general director of the Tomsk SEZ. "On the contrary we complement one another. Skolkovo is more of a technical university, concentrating on education and research. As a special economic zone, we are more focused on the realization of research, bringing it to production," he said.

Tomsk is also recognized for its impressive education system — the city is home to six universities, with the Tomsk National Research Institute being ranked fifth in this year's survey of the country's top institutions.

Mayor Nikolai Nikolaichuk is proud to boast that every fifth resident of Tomsk is studying, giving the city of half a million people the highest proportion of students per population of any urban area in the country — and a youthful, vibrant air.

With average salaries significantly lower than in St. Petersburg or Moscow and 12,000 students graduating every year, Baryshev said, Tomsk provides employers with an inexpensive, well-trained work force, a point reinforced by the 2010 Forbes ratings, which highlighted the high level of education and lower wages as Tomsk's main selling point for attracting investors.

This view is backed up by Terje Hauan, chief executive of EMTEK, a Norwegian company specializing in oil and gas exploration that created a local legal entity in Tomsk.

The company didn't choose Tomsk because of its SEZ status, but rather the high technical skills of the scientists there, Hauan said.

"It does not help to create a SEZ when you don't have the supporting activities around the SEZ," he said. "There is no culture and no understanding of risk and reward." Hauan said Russia lags 15 years behind the West in understanding the "circle of innovation," and that the people and their technological skills are the only reason EMTEK decided to invest in Tomsk.

Vagif Sultanovich Sultanov, president of Australia-based Solagran Limited, another SEZ resident, which manufactures a range of therapeutic substances from Siberian pine needle extract, said Tomsk was chosen because it is a serious science and education center — the SEZ played no role in the decision.

Another foreign investor in Tomsk, California-based RoviCorp, also sees human talent as the main attraction. "The major consideration for continuing to maintain the location is the talented group of developers we have working for us there," spokesman Chris Taylor said. "As a college town producing engineering graduates, Tomsk is also a good location to hire and nurture new talent."

Mayor Nikolaichuk understands the value of the human element. The task lies not only in attracting students to Tomsk — already three-quarters come from outside the city to study there — but in keeping them after they graduate, he said.

Providing employment opportunities is a major factor, but trying to make the city an attractive place to live is equally important. "We have to make sure the city looks good, is clean and that we have social programs, for example, to help teachers and doctors," Nikolaichuk said. Tomsk provides substantial mortgage subsidies to lower income families — the city budget will pay an initial fee of 150,000 rubles ($4,700) and subsidize interest payments of 13.5 percent for 10 years for people buying their first home. Nikolaichuk described this as "the best mortgage deal in Russia." The city also has 20,000 kindergarten places, up 42 percent from three years ago.

Governor Kress said Tomsk suffers from two factors that can hinder its investment prospects — the transportation infrastructure and the climate.

He said massive federal investment in roads and rail connections could help to solve the transport issue. A new international terminal, due to open at the Tomsk airport in mid-2012, is being financed by a mixture of federal, regional and private funding, at a total cost of 1.6 billion rubles ($49.1 million). He has no plans to address the challenges presented by the climate.



Read more: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article...l#ixzz1eTLwLXK6
The Moscow Times

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Boris,

What a load of garbage!!!! You have no shares in this company and you spend your time rubbishing this company with wild speculations. A kernel of truth here and a kernel of truth there and you make up these doom and gloom scenarios.

Why don't you take up a useful hobby like navel lint collection?

The truth is it is business as usual. Sure it could be better. Sure I am not happy, but I am not suicidal. Ropren did not get on the Essential Medicines list, but it is being sold in hospitals. And these sales will grow. I have not got my head about the de-registration of Ropren but I understand it is still a pharmaceutical but now with the added benefit that the company may market it differently with a possibility of price increase ( yes price increase)??? Also I do not understand the companies explanation of the changes to the Russian Health system coming in 2014 which makes the imperative to get on the Essential Medicines list unnecessary. Seems by de-registration of Ropren they are preempting the Russian Health system changes and positioning themselves for the future..I am just waiting to for a chance to talk to somebody at SLA to explain these things to me.

Boris, I strongly suggest you might do the same, but then why should the company talk to some sad person like you who has no shares and only posts to bag the company.
I would urge you to get a life, but I know this is your life.

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Posted on: Nov 22 2011, 09:52 AM


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Chiller,

I turned it off after the first couple of wickets fell. WOW what a come back!!

I must disagree with you on a few points. Ponting has no place in this side and should go yesterday.

I have no time for Clarke either, but will have to bide my time until they wake up and get rid of him.

IMHO the side is led and filled with boys not men. Walking billboards. Looking for a mongrel like Lillee.
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Rileyi,

Totally agree with you. My own due diligence supports your conclusions 100%.

However I believe there is more to this company than just some cold facts. Cold facts would have buried this company years ago.

I must admit with this company I have taken a more gestalt approach. I know it is not rational, but with over 40 years in the market, I have found that sometimes you just got to go with your gut feel.

Good Luck - live long and prosper. smile.gif
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Posted on: Nov 17 2011, 08:50 AM


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BB,

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I cant help but feel that post Solagran AGM depression syndrome starting to kick in


Au contraire, I feel more buoyant. Certainly not happy with this 5 year clause the Russians have managed to conjure but the company seems to be getting stronger and stronger on a number of fronts. This is a business that is building a future..

Just waiting on some additional feedback, but at this stage I am only getting hold and buy signals.
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Yes it does appear that somebody has shifted the goal posts yet again.

Where did they get the rule that the business has to be operating for 5 years in Russia?

And the inability for objective analysis because they are the only ones producing it?? What a joke.

I am sure these objections would disappear as soon as a brown paper bag is introduced to the right person.

Give me patience to stay with this company while they work through all the bullshyte which is the Russian way of doing business. Thankfully they are due to join the WTO next year and will be forced to abide by some rules. Europe has had enough of the crap that passes as business practice in Russia.

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Posted on: Nov 17 2011, 12:00 AM


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Livas1,

Thanks for that heroic post dinner effort. Great read. Seems like Vagif has finally realised that Solagran needs to make its money outside of Russia for now.
Glad to see that some hospitals are buying Ropren even though according to my calculator 500k roubles is only about $16k. Will need lots of hospitals and lots of orders to generate significant revenues.

Vagif must have convinced my wife, no phone call from her telling me to sell!!!

Happily, would you agree, this meeting has been more positive than those of the last couple of years, albeit still no massive Ropren sales??

Thanks
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The brilliant one speaks


Can't hear a word. Is he using sign language?
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Posted on: Nov 16 2011, 07:52 PM


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The crew have probably gone out for dinner to catch up.


Your're worried?? My wife is with them - alone!! Probably all legless by now.
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Posted on: Nov 11 2011, 04:43 PM


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Boris,

Bet I won't see you at the AGM?

Much easier to throw around half truths and wild speculation, than actually ask the hard questions in person.
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Posted on: Nov 11 2011, 11:03 AM


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The Russian economy is going gang busters – at least compared to most of Europe and America. This is good news for Solagran. Even better are two other events. Firstly Russia is set to join the WTO as early as this year but certainly in 2012. Secondly Russia is keen to show off its budget strength by contributing to the IMF.

But there are hurdles for Russia and Russia has been told to fix them. As we all know the Russian economy is based solely on its strong oil and gas exports to Europe. Russia has been in negotiations to enter the WTO for over 18 years and has been told to diversify its economy. Russia needs alternative industries to grow its economy. Putin knows this hence his drive to set up an innovation centre at Skolkovo, which Solagran has been invited to join, and various other initiatives. Over the foreseeable future Russia is going to be spending money to grow its local industries. If Solagran can convince the government that it is going to be a major player in the medical, pharmaceutical and animal food industries the Russian government will do all it can to support it.

It seems that Solagran is slowly getting its point across. The $300k grant is the first in a series and hopefully entry to the Essential Medicines will come shortly. With Russia trying to show off its new economic clout and good citizenship this will just get better for Solagran. I must admit I am inpatient and want it to happen yesterday, but some of these things will take time, I mean in particular the acceptance of Russia as a good investment prospect. But I see no reason for Solagran not to succeed in the short term especially with the backing of an enthusiastic Russian government determined to diversify away from Oil and Gas and keen to show off its new clean image.

I hope some of this stuff is discussed at the AGM.
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T’is the season to be jolly and hope for miracles.
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Posted on: Nov 10 2011, 06:10 PM


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The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason.

I have given a copy to both my kids and as my grandkids have got old enough I have given them a copy also.

Easy to read and just good sound advice. Make this book the foundation of your pyramid and build your wealth from that base.

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Flower,

Thanks for that. If you keep your mouse off the ad it does not open.

I just have to remember to go from active topics around the ad, not down through it, into the postings.

Ta
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Posted on: Nov 7 2011, 11:04 AM


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PAD23MUR,

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Lets hope the Russians can announce that Ropren is on the Essential Medicines list as a starter


I agree; looks like the Chiller effect has run its course and we are back to waiting for the money.

It would be nice if SLA could string together a number of decent MEATY announcements before and at the AGM. Confirmation of a million dollar sale would be nice.
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Posted on: Nov 5 2011, 11:57 AM


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Chiller,

Long article, try

http://www.bizreview.com.au/p/lifestyle/re...yb4jqIlesiNxi1O

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Posted on: Nov 5 2011, 11:18 AM


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Nipper,

Great article and worth re-reading. Thanks

I read the article with what Ropren and bio effective A can do to help in mind. It seems to me that Ropren and Bio A tick many of the boxes that are required in the Russian health system. Vagif and his team appear to have got that point across to Putin which is why he supports it, and has declared his support in a letter urging the Health department and community to assist Solagran. BUT the problem still remains the Russian bureaucracy and its entrenched corruption or just ineptness is taking its time to make the necessary correct decisions and come up with the money.

I can understand why Vagif has been determined to launch Ropren in Russia. It would seem to be the very medicine that Russia needs. However he has been trying to do that now for almost five? years with nothing to show but empty promises (to date). I know other people have strongly argued that he should forget Russia and look at building Solagran in other markets. It seems to me that even with Vagif's reluctance to give up on Russia, Solagran is being embraced in other markets. I wonder how much stronger Solagran would have been had we gone down the Asian path with greater vigor and kept Russia as a side show?

Great article. People should also read Jonathon Dimbleby's Russia - A journey to the Heart of a Land and its People. Has a few interesting pages on Tomsk.
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hoaky,

Please do not be shy, share the name of the ad blocker
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Posted on: Oct 30 2011, 11:23 AM


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Seems Ropren is getting mentioned on at least one Russian Gastroenterology forum. Google translation does not read well??

Cost seems to be a factor. Hope we get news soon about the Essential Medicines list.



http://health.mail.ru/consultation/335772/

The drug Ropren?

26/10/2011, 17:58Andrew Lukashenko
Hello! Not abused, but I love. A week ago, did an ultrasound. Found a very fatty liver. The doctor suggested medicine "Ropren." Allegedly expensive, but complex. Pros - good treat pancreas and nervous system. I read Ineta - about the same write and others (Essentiale, Heptral etc), although the Roprene write - without significant side effects (I have eternal gastritis). Tell the doctor trying to tell me "vtyuhat" expensive medicine or Ropren this, indeed, some new word?

29/10/2011, 08:55 Tatyana Stepanova
I often assign ropren. The drug is not bad, you can take, but not less than 3 months. hepatologist Stepanova T.

You Tatyana Stepanova advises

Education: hepatologist
Website: gepamed.ru
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Do not be distracted by Joyce's massive pay increase. It was ill timed and stupid, but NOT the MAIN GAME.

If QANTAS does not destroy the strangle hold the unions have over the company, he might as well ground QANTAS for life.

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Posted on: Oct 27 2011, 10:30 AM


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Talking about pigs, lets not forget BPO which is still in having a hissy fit with SLA.
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Bam-Bamm,

This is a big one. No one should underestimate the value of the effort that Vagif is putting into the success of Solagran.

Shaping up to being a happy AGM this year instead of the dour efforts over the previous years. More announcements to come????
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Change the battery?
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Alethia
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Obviously we use different parameters

I am not going to lose any sleep over it..
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Pad23mur,

Looks like the guys at 8 cents has moved down to join the guys at 7. Though I think they could be one and the same.

Vagif should be back in town next week. We might get an update and clarification as to why - after all the hype - Ropren is not on the Essential Medicines List.

Vagif's announcement on the 4th October read like it was a fait accompli. But we have heard that before. My feeling is even if it did not get on the November list, it will get on the revised list.

There is just too much momentum going for Ropren for Ropren to be left off. In the meantime, good buying for some.

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Livas1,

My first impression is to say HMMM - interesting?

But in truth I have no idea what they are trying to achieve, except the obvious - sell out at whatever they can get.

IMHO whoever is buying is picking up an absolute bargain. Wish I had some spare cash.

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Livas1,

The bot gone??

What did it achieve??
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Posted on: Oct 12 2011, 04:20 PM


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bb,

My bad. I called Justyn after 2 Brisbane time, that would be 3 Melbourne time and I missed him. I will try again next Monday when he will be in. It seems everybody is waiting on Vagif to get back to brief them.

Sorry Guys.
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Waiting for Justyn to turn up.

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Livas1,

I called the company on Monday and they seemed unstressed. In fact I believe Vagif had already left Moscow for UAE. Doubt that he would have done so it there was trouble in Moscow.

I will definitely call the company first thing to clarify.

I think the company has a period of grace to register their product if it has been left off the list. And as Livas! said, it is only a draft.

Why can't things come easy to Solagran???

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Posted on: Oct 8 2011, 09:25 PM


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Boris,

It would seem from your posts that you are of the opinion that the only way for SLA in the short and long term is down.

Please confirm that you have sold down and are continuing to sell. Do you still hold any SLA shares???
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Posted on: Oct 8 2011, 02:32 PM


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Pendragon, Boris,

I think both of you need to change your medication.

Vagif is flying to Moscow. I am sure he is not there for the Lithuanian Lint collectors convention.
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Posted on: Oct 7 2011, 12:04 PM


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LOL.

Freudian slip. Spell check?

Yep, I know it is along bow, but I can't get on my rideon because there is no grass left to mow. Can't afford the champers and I have no hair left to pull out!! All I have left is wild speculation and conspiracy theories.

Like who is doing the selling and why?
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Posted on: Oct 7 2011, 11:26 AM


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Speaking yesterday at the VTB Capital investor conference, Putin in his first economic policy speech for a while, indicated he was keen to bring in foreign investment and industrialization. So it looks like he is going to carry on with what Medvedev had started. Also Kudrin who is a darling of foreign capital investors is back.

The "only" minor problem (ha ha) is Putin has to make sure investing in Russia is not a black hole of brides, corruption, red tape and bureaucratic bungling. At this stage capital is fleeing Russia at an exponential rate. Even Russians are taking their money out of Russia as fast as they can.

So is VTB Capital the state partner that is going to throw money at Solagran???

Seems like there are a few synergies working in Solagran's favour. There is nor doubt that Ropren and bio effectives is a multi billion dollar product. Russia needs a successful show piece. Nice to have a successful Russian backed industry going global to show off that Russia is the place to invest. I hope Vagif can pull it off.
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Posted on: Oct 6 2011, 04:11 PM


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Livas1,

"State owned company" would strongly suggest some Russian conglomerate, and there has certainly been prior form in the UK regarding strategic relationships with Russian Pharmas.

But I am also aware of strong interest from Indian Pharmas (state owned) who are hungry to get a foot into Russia by buying into companies already established with products made in Russia.

So I am open minded and would not be surprised if it is not Russian.

Interesting times. I am going to make every effort to get to the AGM this year. I am waiting for a date to be announced so I can start planning..

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Livas1,

You were right - again - most of the 8 cent offer has disappeared.
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Livas1,

If I did not have a massive wooden spoon hovering over my head I would take a good chunk of it today. (I have been saving my pennies.)

All I can think is that some people need to sell.
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I am keen on PTR and a previous shareholder, and please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe they need to drill another 15 or more wells before they can call themselves commercial???

Thanks.
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Posted on: Oct 4 2011, 10:13 AM


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Good God, I must be off my medication. I agree with Boris.

Lets see if this is the final hoop or the final hoop before the next final hoop.
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I am surprised the Chairman did not mention the date for the AGM.

Perhaps they had a date chosen but as you suggested events have overtaken them.

No bodyguards? Lets wait and see.
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Stockrock,

It has always been part of SLA's plan to get into the feedstock industry.

The thing I find ironical is that feedstock was always going to be a secondary source of income. The way things are panning out feedstock may be a primary source of income until all these other trials????? are conducted in Indonesia and Ropren is included on the list of "life necessary medicines" in Russia with sales commencing in February and money coming in after April.

Nonetheless a very comprehensive report by the Chairman and certainly has raised my confidence in SLA.

I anticipated Vagif's report and bought some SLA yesterday. However, I did not anticipate the reaction would be negative to what I take to be a very positive outlook.

Would be nice if all income streams took off together?? Seems like the new factory may need to be fast tracked?

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Sirob,

As usual your post clearly shows you have absolutely no idea what Solagran is trying to achieve.

And yet you continue to bag a company which is working hard to achieve a goal which you can not comprehend.

Looking forward to meeting you at the AGM. hypocrite.gif

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New Kid,

My reading is we have 2 things going for us:-

1 The inclusion of Ropren on the "necessary medicine" read subsidised list, possibly as soon as November. AND

2 Some joint venture partner who is going to provide massive amounts of finance (3 years) just when we needed it most.

If the government comes through with the subsidy we might not need the joint venture partner. Interesting to see how this joint venture is going to be structured. (no free lunches)

Looking forward to some words of wisdom from the chairman. Last year I think he graced us with some words a few days after the AR, so we might get something as soon as Monday (ha ha).
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BB,

I am happy enough to admit I made a massive mistake with this company. I invested way more than I should have and I am not happy. My fault not the company's. I note that some on this forum like to blame the company for their investment decisions. And their continual bagging of the company shows up their weakness of character not the company.

Would I support a capital raising? Frankly I would not have the money to buy up my entitlement.
Do I think there will be a capital raising? I think the company will explore every other avenue first? IMHO the likelihood is about 5%.

Would I invest in this company now? Yes - in a heartbeat. I have had a few great years on the money I have made from this company and I think the best is yet to come.

Am I buying at these price? I have a bid in!! And when I get some more money freed up I will increase my bid.
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Livas1,

You could have waited until I had my order filled!!!!

Even with the fear of a whack with a wooden spoon across the back of my head by my wife I think this is by far the best investment in the market.

I think this is one which will definitely reward the patient holder.

Would be nice if SLA gets it report out before the market closes. Would be even nicer if the report was a knock-out!!!

I live in fear of large wooden spoons and dream of cocoons turning into butterflies.

I want to get back to the simple days when I had finished my first champers before noon!!!
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LOL,

Please give us your better alternatives. I am of a like mind, but my "watchlist" is all red.

Frankly, at these prices I have been topping up.

I keep thinking of the butterfly, we are well and truly in the cocoon stage waiting for the butterfly to emerge..
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Sirob,

QUOTE
your reply indicates that would be a fruitless exercise


It would be for you.

QUOTE
Sadly there are those who take every comment in an announcement by a company as fact


Perhaps you should also temper your comments on this forum with a disclaimer.
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Sirob,

Do your own homework. devilsmiley.gif
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Sirob,

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to the best of my knowledge the company has never indicated that the products you mention will be able support the company to be self funding


As usual your knowledge is limited and used only to shaft the company. Why you continue to post on this forum is beyond me.

The company has repeatedly stated that Bio A which they have already launched in Australia, Malaysia and looking to be launched elsewhere, is going to be bigger than Ropren.

Where they did get it wrong - so far - is that they were led to believe that Ropren sales Russia would be huge before Bio A was able to be established elsewhere.
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Livas1,

Sorry. Ignore my post. Looks like you have already answered the question.
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Trent26,

Yes it would be a great place to visit.

The article in the second link reads as if earth works have already started on the second $50 Million plant!! Shows extreme confidence!!!!!

All my fingers and toes crossed hoping the confidence is warranted.
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Guys,

Don't remember this being posted before?

Beauty From the Inside Out with Bioeffectives
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I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that beauty comes from within. Well, there’s more to it than just about your inner self, it’s also about your inner well-being – your health. Your health also determines how you look on the outside. What you put in will reflect on your face and your body and that is why it is highly important for us to keep in mind what we consume, in order for us to look and feel our best. Expensive and newly innovated creams and serums only touch the surface, for it all to work, you would still need to watch what you put into your body.



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Long after the war, more research was done and Solodky and Agranat found that these green conifer needles were actually extremely rich in sterols, enzymes, hormones, di- and tri-trepenes, fatty and resin acids and many others. They also discovered that these needles contain more carotene than carrots and six times the ascorbic acid found in oranges and lemons. Other benefits of these needles also include the fact that they contain many substances that are found already in our blood, brain, soft tissue and skin, therefore making it work more effectively with our body’s systems, instead of against it.

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Beauty From the Inside Out
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bam-bamm,

Why don't you get the ball started. Lead by example!!!
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Posted on: Sep 14 2011, 02:52 PM


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QUOTE
Who are you pray tell?


I think that is an inappropriate question especially from someone who has not put his cards on the table..
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Posted on: Sep 13 2011, 10:27 AM


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The guys have been made aware of this.

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Nipper,

QUOTE
I read that there were only aboput 160 investigative reporters in the world. Full time, deep into a story, long lead time stuff. - could this be true?)


I worked in a Planning Department. Staff of 1200, 40 Journalists and only 4 Planners. Labor spin was what it was all about. Any report produced had to be vetted by a Lawyer and then massaged by a Journalist.
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Alethia
Posted on: Sep 9 2011, 10:31 AM


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Rileyi,

Nothing wrong with Ropren. The problem is with the doctors. Doctors are a very conservative mob. It is like turning the Titanic. It takes a long time to see the results.

Plenty of instances of commonly used drugs taking years to become standard practice use by doctors.

This is why Solagran is doing presentations all over Russia trying to get the message across. Seems like they just need time to get the message across.

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Alethia
Posted on: Sep 8 2011, 03:28 PM


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Livas1,

Yep Ministry money in the form of orders continues to be AWOL.

But once it starts it should be a gusher. I suppose what I have to decide, is how long can I afford to wait for the money flow to start? Probably a question that is vexing everybody?

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Alethia
Posted on: Sep 8 2011, 11:23 AM


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Good questions Jezza.

Not long now to the AGM. Perhaps they should be put forward there?

I understand money is not an issue, but one must wonder how long they can keep going without generating significant sales. Seems to me they are confident about generating sales, but how long can they keep saying that without results. A look at the share price has my attention focused, but business as usual.

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