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Varmi
Posted on: Aug 24 2017, 01:23 PM


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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 10 2016, 10:10 PM


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Skydiving whilst skyping the parents!

Warning - a fair bit of language lol


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHm0DpSuo5U
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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 6 2016, 09:12 AM


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Hilarious! tongue.gif

*warning - some language.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQbH3fyGerE
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Varmi
Posted on: Dec 9 2015, 11:19 PM


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On the farm lived a chicken and a horse, both of whom loved to
play together.

One day the two were playing, when the horse fell into a bog
and began to sink.

Scared for his life, the horse whinnied for the chicken to
go get the farmer for help!

Off the chicken ran, back to the farm.. Arriving at the farm, he searched
and searched for the farmer, but to no avail, for he had gone to town with
the only tractor.

Running around, the chicken spied the farmer's new Harley.

Finding the keys in the ignition, the chicken sped off with
a length of rope hoping he still had time to save his friend's life.

Back at the bog, the horse was surprised, but happy, to see the chicken
arrive on the shiny Harley, and he managed to get a hold of
the loop of rope the chicken tossed to him.

After tying the other end to the rear bumper of the farmer's bike, the
chicken then drove slowly forward and, with the aid of the powerful bike,
rescued the horse!

Happy and proud, the chicken rode the Harley back to the
farmhouse, and the farmer was none the wiser when he returned.

The friendship between the two animals was cemented: Best
Buddies, Best Pals.

A few weeks later, the chicken fell into a mud pit, and
soon, he too, began to sink and cried out to the horse to save his life!

The horse thought a moment, walked over, and straddled the
large puddle.

Looking underneath, he told the chicken to grab his hangy-down thing and he
would then lift him out of the pit.

The chicken got a good grip, and the horse pulled him up and
out, saving his life.

The moral of the story, (yep, you betcha, there IS a moral!)?

"When You're Hung Like A Horse, You Don't, Need
A Harley To Pick Up Chicks".
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Varmi
Posted on: Dec 3 2015, 09:55 AM


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It's looking good now Arty judging by the depth and news to come within a couple of days.
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Varmi
Posted on: Dec 1 2015, 12:34 PM


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PEN is now a producer! !!! A long time in the making, well done to the team and holders.
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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 15 2015, 01:59 PM


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Thanks for sharing Kiril.

I'm feeling a lot more relaxed about the company.

I topped up my holdings end of Aug. Have been tempted to add more but PEN is now my biggest holding.

2016 should be a cracker. smile.gif

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Varmi
Posted on: Oct 7 2015, 11:39 PM


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U WOT M8 ?!? !! angry.gif

All is smashing here thanks Ross. Hopefully wiser and not just turning grey hypocrite.gif I trust you're doing well too.

It's been interesting to watch post consolidation. All quietly mopped up at a level and then comes the retreat into the shadows.

Waiting...waiting<-- we're champions at this game dry.gif


I share your enthusiasm Kiril. king.gif


Best wishes to all holders.
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Varmi
Posted on: Oct 2 2015, 01:53 AM


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Varmi
Posted on: Sep 28 2015, 02:36 PM


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Hi Ross

Try the code PENDA

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Varmi
Posted on: Sep 8 2015, 02:29 AM


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Onesies are back but I think they were best in the 70's. That sexy chest hair, the moustache...that irresistible excitement.

This was a time when men were men. And women were lost without them.

So ask yourself, are you man enough to fill it?


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Varmi
Posted on: Sep 8 2015, 02:20 AM


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Funny kid giving the evil look. tongue.gif



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQOds0kCgOk
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Varmi
Posted on: Sep 8 2015, 02:07 AM


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Ooops biggrin.gif

Samuel L.Jackson ANGRY at Anchor For Confusing Him With Laurence Fishburne...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaCjRKLhOno
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Varmi
Posted on: Sep 8 2015, 01:53 AM


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Devil Baby Attack


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUKMUZ4tlJg
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Varmi
Posted on: Sep 8 2015, 01:25 AM


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Varmi
Posted on: Aug 30 2015, 12:27 AM


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Varmi
Posted on: Aug 28 2015, 02:06 PM


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At a world brewing convention in the States, the CEOs of various brewing organizations retired to the bar at the end of each day's conference.

Bruce, CEO of Fosters, shouted to the Barman: "In 'Strylya, we make the best bloody beer in the world, so pour me a bloody Fosters, mate."

Augie, CEO of Budweiser, calls out next: "In the States, we brew the finest beers of the world, and I make the King of them all, gimme a Bud."

Hans steps up next: "In Germany ve invented das beer, ferdamt. Give me ein Becks, ist der real King of beers, danke."

Paddy, CEO of Guinness, steps forward: "Barman, would ya give me a diet coke with ice and lemon? Thanks."

The others stare at him in stunned silence, amazement written all over their faces.

Eventually Bruce asks: "Are you not going to have a Guinness, Pat?"

Paddy replies "Well, if you fookin' pansies aren't drinkin', then neither am I."
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Varmi
Posted on: Aug 28 2015, 01:56 PM


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A blonde & her husband are lying in bed
listening to the next door neighbor's dog.
It has been in the backyard barking for hours & hours.
The blonde jumps up out of bed and says,
"I've had enough of this".
She goes downstairs.

The blonde finally comes back up to bed
and her husband says, "The dog is still barking,
what have you been doing?"

The blonde says,
"I put the dog in our backyard,
let's see how THEY like it!
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Varmi
Posted on: Aug 2 2015, 03:16 AM


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I bought a second hand time machine next Tuesday.
They don't make them like they're going to anymore.
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Varmi
Posted on: Jun 1 2015, 03:05 PM


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I added 204 to my holding. Very happy. Cheers v.
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Varmi
Posted on: Feb 15 2014, 12:59 AM


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That's not what I heard. dry.gif
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Varmi
Posted on: Jan 9 2014, 04:25 PM


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40 Maps That Help You Make Sense of The World

Fascinating stuff. Enjoy!

http://www.realfarmacy.com/40-maps-that-wi...e-of-the-world/
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Varmi
Posted on: Dec 19 2013, 01:22 AM


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In the Pub the other day I was telling that old joke about what you do if you see an epileptic having a fit in the bath.
Answer; throw in your washing.
We were having a laugh about this, when this big bloke tapped me on the shoulder and said "I don't find that very funny. My brother was an epileptic and he died in the bath during one of his fits."
I said "Sorry mate. Did he drown?"
"No," he said, "he choked on a sock."
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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 15 2013, 03:14 PM


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I voted in support of the current board.
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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 7 2013, 12:09 PM


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Boast away Mr Bear. You give us hope that one day we too may be living the dream.
Props to you!
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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 4 2013, 01:56 PM


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I used to complain how boring the banks were(yes, we were in the middle of a tech boom, then mining..)

Never gonna say another bad word again rolleyes.gif

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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 1 2013, 11:35 AM


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Funny faces for Halloween:

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/27/tech/soc....html?hpt=hp_c4
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Varmi
Posted on: Aug 11 2013, 03:45 AM


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Frank can't obtain an erection so he goes to the doctor. The doctor tells him the muscles at the base of his penis are broken down and there's nothing he can do unless he's willing to try an experimental surgery.

Frank asks what the surgery is and the doctor tells him they take the muscles from the base of a baby elephant's trunk, insert them in the base of his penis, and hope for the best. Frank says that sounds pretty scary but the thought of never having sex again is even scarier, so he says ok.

The doctor goes ahead and performs the surgery and about 6 weeks later the gives frank the go ahead to "try out his new equipment". Frank takes his wife out to dinner. While at dinner Frank starts feeling incredible pressure in his pants.

It gets unbearable and he figures no one can see him so he undoes his pants. No sooner does he do this his penis pops out of his pants, reaches across the table, grabs a dinner roll, and disappears back into his pants.

His wife sits in shock for a few moments, and then gets a sly look on her face. She says, "That was pretty cool! Can you do that again?" With his eyes watering and a painful look on his face, Frank says, "Probably, but I don't know if I can fit another dinner roll up my ass."
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Varmi
Posted on: May 20 2013, 01:35 AM


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Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?

Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding.

Woman: Oh, I see.

Officer: Can I see your license please?

Woman: I'd give it to you but I don't have one.

Officer: Don't have one?

Woman: Lost it 4 times for drunk driving.

Officer: I see... Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

Woman: I can't do that.

Officer: Why not?

Woman: I stole this car.

Officer: Stole it?

Woman: Yes and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Officer: You what?

Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.

The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the woman and a senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please!

Woman: Is there a problem sir?

Officer 2: The officer told me that you stole this car and murdered the owner.

Woman: Murdered the owner?

Officer 2: Yes, could you open the trunk of your car please.

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer 2: Is this your car, ma'am?

Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.

The officer is quite stunned.

Officer 2: The officer claims that you do not have a driver's license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer snaps open the clutch purse and examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

Officer 2: I must admit, ma'am, that I'm confused; the officer told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car and that you murdered the owner.

Woman: I suppose the lying ba%tard told you I was speeding too?
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Varmi
Posted on: May 1 2013, 03:30 PM


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Mr Bear, the bank stocks are the only stocks that help me sleep well at night. Got a few others but a lot of doozies. I am ever appreciative of the regular dividends. They have appreciated nicely and I can live with any softening. The best thing I ever did was to buy up banks after AOE was bought out by Shell and PetroChina. I poured all capital and profit into the big 4, had to make every cent count as AOE was very kind to me :-) I'm still finding my feet in this market and made a few bungles but that's the nature of the game.

Enjoy your retirement ...stress free wink.gif

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Varmi
Posted on: Apr 28 2013, 11:22 PM


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A priest and a rabbi were sitting next to each other on an airplane.

After a while, the priest turned to the rabbi and asked, "Is it still a requirement of your faith that you not eat pork?"
The rabbi responded, "Yes, that is still one of our beliefs."

The priest then asked, "Have you ever eaten pork?"
To which the rabbi replied, "Yes, on one occasion I did succumb to temptation and tasted a ham sandwich."
The priest nodded in understanding and went on with his reading.

A while later, the rabbi spoke up and asked the priest, "Father, is it still a requirement of your church that you remain celibate?"
The priest replied, "Yes, that is still very much a part of our faith."
The rabbi then asked him, "Father, have you ever fallen to the temptations of the flesh?
The priest replied, "Yes, rabbi, on one occasion I was weak and broke with my faith."

The rabbi nodded understandingly and remained silent, thinking, for about five minutes.
Finally, the rabbi said, "Sure beats a ham sandwich, doesn't it?"
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Varmi
Posted on: Apr 14 2013, 04:49 PM


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While she was ‘flying’ down the road yesterday, a woman passed over a bridge only to find a cop with a radar gun on the other side lying in wait.

The cop pulled her over, walked up to the car, with that classic patronizing smirk we all know and love, asked, ‘What’s your hurry?’

To which she replied, ‘I’m late for work.’

‘Oh yeah,’ said the cop, ‘what do you do?’

‘I’m a rectum stretcher,’ she responded.

The cop stammered, ‘A what? A rectum stretcher?
And just what does a rectum stretcher do?’

‘Well,’ she said, ‘I start by inserting one finger, then work my way up to two fingers, then three, then four, then with my whole hand in. I work from side to side until I can get both hands in, and then I slowly but surely stretch it, until it’s about 6 feet wide.’

‘And just what the heck do you do with a 6 foot *******? ‘ he asked.
‘You give him a radar gun and park him behind a bridge…’
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Varmi
Posted on: Apr 12 2013, 03:09 PM


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A penguin is driving along the highway when, suddenly his engine starts running rough and he sees smoke in his rear view mirror. He pulls off the highway and finds the nearest service station, and pulls up to the garage with the car shaking and sputtering. He tells the mechanic what happened, and the mechanic says "OK, give me 10 minutes to check it out."

Meanwhile, the penguin sees an ice cream shop across the street. Thinking this is a perfect time for a tasty treat, he heads over and gets himself an ice cream cone.

After he finishes, he walks back over to the garage, and asks the mechanic "So, did you find out what's wrong?"

The mechanic looks at the penguin and says "It looks like you blew a seal."

The penguin quickly wipes his face and says "Oh, no, that's just the ice cream."
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Varmi
Posted on: Feb 18 2013, 12:08 PM


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CBA Div Payment 5th April - Enjoy your trip Mr Bear :-)

I wish I'd bought more NAB!
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Varmi
Posted on: Dec 21 2012, 03:43 PM


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Merry Xmas you lot!
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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 30 2012, 01:16 PM


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Vintage Coffee Advertising from 1652

Don't know if this has been around before, but I thought it was pretty damn cool.

http://vintage-ads.livejournal.com/3607660.html

Is there anything it can't do? Must have been some incredible heirloom coffee varieties back in the day!
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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 12 2012, 12:37 PM


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In the Australian - http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/b...f-1226514966534

BUSINESS BREAKING NEWS

QBE battered by Sandy


From: AAP November 12, 2012 12:09PM

Insurer QBE expects its losses from superstorm Sandy in the US to be up to $A434.85 million. Source: AAP
SHARES in QBE have plunged by more than 11 per cent after the insurer said its losses from superstorm Sandy in the United States could hit $US450 million ($A434.85 million).

QBE shares were down $1.45, or 11.3 per cent, at $11.42 at 1117 AEDT on Monday.

They have fallen from $13.19 since the storm hit the US east coast on October 29.

QBE has cut its insurance profit margin guidance as a result of its share of Sandy's estimated $US20 billion ($A19.33 billion) insurance cost.

But QBE still expects its net profit for calendar 2012 to be higher than in 2011.

"Superstorm Sandy will prove to have been one of the most devastating storms in recent US history and the recorded loss of life is incredibly distressing," chief executive John Neal said in a statement.

"It is frustrating to be reporting disappointing news at a time when the vast majority of our ongoing businesses are performing in line with, or better than, expectations."


QBE had forecast an insurance profit margin for 2012 of better than 12 per cent, but that has been cut to about eight per cent.

It expects to report a net profit after tax and before amortisation in excess of $US1 billion ($A966.32 million) for the year to December 31, an increase of about 30 per cent from 2011.

QBE said its preliminary estimate of retained losses from superstorm Sandy, which hit the US east coast on October 29, will be in the range of $US350 million ($A338.21 million) to $US450 million ($A434.85 million).

The company's previous insurance profit forecast included an allowance for large individual risk and catastrophe claims of 10.5 per cent of net earned premium for the full year.

It is now expected that large individual risk and catastrophe claims will cost up to 12.0 per cent of net earned premium.

"A combination of comprehensive reinsurance arrangements and catastrophe claims allowances ensures that our businesses are well protected against these types of events," Mr Neal said.

"We anticipate that market pricing will strengthen further post the substantial claims of Superstorm Sandy."

QBE's board has also approved the issue of $US500 million ($A483.16 million) of subordinated convertible debt securities to boost its capital position.
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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 11 2012, 02:44 PM


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THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
* Indubitably
* Preliminary
* Proliferation

THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
* Specificity
* Antidisestablishmentarianism
* Loquacious
* Transubstantiate

THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
* Thanks, but I don't want to have sex
* Nope, no more booze for me
* Sorry, but you're not really my type
* Oh, no, I just couldn't. No one wants to hear me sing
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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 11 2012, 02:02 PM


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You're An EXTREME Redneck When.....

1. You let your 14-year-old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids.

2. The Blue Book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas is in it.

3. You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws.

4. You think a woman who is "out of your league" bowls on a different night.

5. You wonder how service stations keep their restrooms so clean.

6. Someone in your family died right after saying, "Hey, guys, watch this."

7. You think Dom Perignon is a Mafia leader.

8. Your wife's hairdo was once ruined by a ceiling fan.

9. Your junior prom offered day care.

10. You think the last words of the "Star-Spangled Banner" are "Gentlemen, start your engines."

11. You lit a match in the bathroom and your house exploded right off its wheels.

12. The Halloween pumpkin on your porch has more teeth than your spouse.

13. You have to go outside to get something from the fridge.

14. One of your kids was born on a pool table.

15. You need one more hole punched in your card to get a freebie at the House of Tattoos.

16. You can't get married to your sweetheart because there's a law against it.

17. You think loading the dishwasher means getting your wife drunk.
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Varmi
Posted on: Sep 23 2012, 02:01 AM


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101 Ways To Annoy People

1. Sing the Batman theme incessantly.

2. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sensual massage." (lmao)We have a place called "Candies" in town...I may write that in the cheque book next time I do a grocery shop.lol.

3. Specify that your drive-through order is "to go."

4. Learn Morse code, and have conversations with friends in public consisting entirely of "Beeeep Bip Bip Beeep Bip..."

5. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.

6. Amuse yourself for endless hours by hooking a camcorder to your TV and then pointing it at the screen.

7. Speak only in a "robot" voice.

8. Push all the flat Lego pieces together tightly.

9. Start each meal by conspicuously licking all your food, and announce that this is so no one will "swipe your grub".

10. Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 98 copies. LOL

11. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.

12. Sniffle incessantly.

13. Leave your turn signal on for fifty miles. lol

14. Name your dog "Dog." 15. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."

16. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what YOU think."

17. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet as part of your "astronaut training."

18. Declare your apartment an independent nation, and sue your neighbors upstairs for "violating your airspace".

19. Forget the punchline to a long joke, but assure the listener it was a "real hoot." I do this anyway.lol

20. Follow a few paces behind someone, spraying everything they touch with Lysol.

21. Practice making fax and modem noises.

22. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc:" them to your boss.

23. Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.

24. Invent nonsense computer jargon in conversations, and see if people play along to avoid the appearance of ignorance.

25. Erect an elaborate network of ropes in your backyard, and tell the neighbors you are a "spider person."

26. Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with the prophesy."

27. Wear a special hip holster for your
remote control.

28. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment. lmao

29. Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears.

30. Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.

31. Give a play-by-play account of a persons every action in a nasal Howard Cosell voice.

32. Holler random numbers while someone is counting.

33. Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."

34. Drum on every available surface.

35. Staple papers in the middle of the page.

36. Ask 1-800 operators for dates.

37. Produce a rental video consisting entirely of dire FBI copyright warnings.

38. Sew anti-theft detector strips
into peoples backpacks.

39. Hide dairy products in inaccessible places.

40. Write the surprise ending to a novel on its first page.

41. Set alarms for random times. Thats something I do anyway.lol

42. Order a side of pork rinds with your filet mignon.

43. Instead of Gallo, serve Night Train next Thanksgiving.

44. Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a "croaking" noise.

45. Honk and wave to strangers.

46. Dress only in clothes colored Hunters Orange.

47. Change channels five minutes before the end of every show. Roo does that-NASH!

48. Tape pieces of "Sweating to the Oldies" over climactic parts of rental movies.

49. Wear your pants backwards.

50. Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints by the cash register.

51. Begin all your sentences with "ooh la la!"

52. ONLY TYPE IN UPPERCASE. There ya go Milo.lol.

53. only type in lowercase.

54. dont use any punctuation either

55. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.

56. Pay for your dinner with pennies.

57. Tie jingle bells to all your clothes.

58. Repeat everything someone says, as a question.

59. Write "X - BURIED TREASURE" in random spots on all of someone's roadmaps. LOL!

60. Inform everyone you meet of your personal Kennedy assassination/UFO/ O.J Simpson conspiracy theories.

61. Repeat the following conversation a dozen times: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, its gone now."

62. Light road flares on a birthday cake.

63. Wander around a restaurant, asking other diners for their parsley.

64. Leave tips in Bolivian currency.

65. Demand that everyone address you as "Conquistador."

66. At the laundromat, use one dryer for each of your socks. LOL

67. When Christmas caroling, sing "Jingle Bells, Batman smells" until physically restrained. lmao

68. Wear a cape that says "Magnificent One."

69. As much as possible, skip rather than walk.

70. Stand over someone's shoulder, mumbling, as they read.

71. Pretend your computer's mouse is a CB radio, and talk to it.

72. Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce "no, wait, I messed it up," and repeat.

73. Drive half a block.

74. Inform others that they exist only in your imagination.

75. Ask people what gender they are.

76. Lick the filling out of all the Oreos, and place the cookie parts back. [color]lol[/color]

77. Cultivate a Norwegian accent. If Norwegian, affect a Southern drawl.

78. Routinely handcuff yourself to furniture, informing the curious that you don't want to fall off "in case the big one comes".

79. Deliberately hum songs that will remain lodged in co-workers brains, such as "Feliz Navidad", the Archies "Sugar" or the Mr. Rogers theme song.

80. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head. like a parakeet.

81. Lie obviously about trivial things such as the time of day.

82. Leave your Christmas lights up and lit until September.

83. Change your name to "AaJohn Aaaaasmith" for the great glory of being first in the phone book. Claim it's a Hawaiian name, and demand that people pronounce each "a."

84. Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.

85. Chew on pens that you've borrowed.

86. Wear a LOT of cologne.

87. Listen to 33rpm records at 45rpm speed, and claim the faster speed is necessary because of your "superior mental processing."

88. Sing along at the opera.

89. Mow your lawn with scissors.

90. At a golf tournament, chant "swing-batabatabata-suhWING-batter!"

91. Ask the waitress for an extra seat for your "imaginary friend."

92. Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.

93. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions, and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something
about "psychological profiles."

94. Stare at static on the TV and claim you can see a "magic picture."

95. Select the same song on the jukebox fifty times.

96. Never make eye contact.

97. Never break eye contact.

98. Construct elaborate "crop circles" in your front lawn.

99. Construct your own pretend "tricorder," and "scan" people with it, announcing the results.

100. Make appointments for the 31st of September.

101. Invite lots of people to other people's parties.




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Hahaha "Excellent product. Most prisoners confessed within five minutes of the first application. Can recommend." biggrin.gif
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I don't know if you can post gifs here or how...

Anyone feeling peckish?

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What's everyone paying these days for their rumpology reports? Jacqueline is charging $300 per cheek for her analysis, or $250 for just the crack. The package deal at $600 sounds like the way to go.
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Then there was the midget psychic who escaped from jail.

A small medium at large. wink.gif
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Calorie Burning tips for those trying to lose weight:

REMOVING HER CLOTHES:
With her consent.................................12 Calories
Without her consent.......................2187 Calories

OPENING HER BRA:
With both hands...................................8 Calories
With one hand....................................12 Calories
With your teeth.................................485 Calories

PUTTING ON A CONDOM:
With an erection..................................6 Calories
Without an erection......................3315 Calories

POSITIONS:
Missionary.......................................1 2 Calories
69 lying down..................................78 Calories
69 standing up..............................812 Calories
Wheelbarrow.................................216 Calories
Doggy Style...................................326 Calories
Italian chandelier........................ 2912 Calories

ORGASMS:
Real............................................11 2 Calories
Fake.........................................1315 Calories

POST ORGASM:
Lying in bed hugging........................................... ......18 Calories
Getting up immediately....................................... ......36 Calories
Explaining why you got out of bed immediately......816 Calories

GETTING A SECOND ERECTION: If you are:
20-29 years........................................36 Calories
30-39 years........................................80 Calories
40-49 years......................................124 Calories
50-59 years....................................1972 Calories
60-69 years...................................7916 Calories
70 and over........................Results are still pending

DRESSING AFTERWARDS:
Calmly............................................ ....................32 Calories
In a hurry............................................. ................98 Calories
With her father knocking at the door...........5218 Calories
With your wife knocking at the door.........13,521 Calories

Results may vary.
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A doctor and his wife are having dinner at a very fine restaurant when this absolutely stunning young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a big open mouthed kiss then says she'll see him later and walks away. The wife glares at her husband and says in as stern a voice as possible, "Who the hell was that?"

"Oh," replies the husband, "she's my mistress."

"Well, that's the last straw," says the wife, slamming down her knife and fork. "I've had enough. I want a divorce!"

"I can understand that," replies her husband, "but remember, if we get a divorce it will mean no more shopping trips to Paris, no more wintering in Barbados, no more summers in Tuscany, no more big Mercedes in the garage for you and no more yacht club. But the decision is yours."

Just then, a mutual friend enters the restaurant with a gorgeous babe on his arm.

"Who's that woman with Rob?" asks the wife.

"That's his mistress," says her husband.

"Ours is prettier," she replies. wink.gif
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A man flew to Vegas for the weekend to gamble. He lost the shirt off his
back, and had nothing left but the second half of his round trip ticket. If
he could just get to the airport he could get himself home.

So he went out to the front of the casino where there was a cab waiting. He
got in and explained his situation to the cabbie. He promised to send the
driver money from home, he offered him his credit card numbers, his drivers license number, his address, etc. but to no avail. The cabbie said, "If you don't have fifteen dollars, get out of my cab" So the man was forced to hitch-hike to the airport and was barely in time to catch his flight.

One year later, having worked long and hard to attain financial success, he
returned to Vegas and this time he won big. Feeling pretty good about himself, he went out to the front of the casino to get a cab ride back to the airport.

Well who should he see out there, way at the end of a long line of cabs, but
his old buddy who had refused to give him a ride when he was down on his
luck. The businessman thought for a moment about how he could make the guy pay for his lack of charity, and he hit on a plan.

The businessman got in the first cab at the front of the line, "How much for
a ride to the airport, " he asked? "Fifteen bucks, " came the reply. "And how much for you to give me some oral sex on the way?" "What?! Get out of my cab." said the cabbie.

The man got into the back of each cab in the long line and asked the same
questions, with the same result. When he got to his old friend at the back
of the line, he got in and asked "How much for a ride to the airport?" The
cabbie replied "fifteen bucks." The man said "ok" and off they went.

Then, as they drove slowly past the long line of cabs the man lowered the
window, gave a big smile and a thumbs up sign to each driver as they went
by.
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A blonde woman is pulled over for speeding by a blonde police woman. The officer approaches and asks for the drivers license and registration.

The driver says, "Drivers License? What's that? "

The officer replies, "It's a square thing with your picture on it"

The driver digs through her purse and finds her compact, flips it open and sees her reflection. She then hands this to the officer.

The officer regards it carefully, then hands it back and says, "Sorry, I didn't know you were a cop."
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He must be a great source of inspiration Hungry!

I need to lift my game..can manage 20/min, obviously I need to locate some 20 yr olds tongue.gif
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Press to Add Drama tongue.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=316AzLYfAzw...player_embedded
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Timely. The sp would be rising nicely on this news, the spp may be a distraction. A sweetener for anyone undecided on the spp. Took up my 15k today.

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Possibly a little early on the pullback, jumped in at 5.85.
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I applied for the max, we'll see what it gets me smile.gif

Glad someone is making money. Very cunning Wolvy..
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Trying to be clever, I bought QBE Nov 2010 $16.50 puke.gif expecting to profit after 12 months, it's become a longER LONG term hold sad.gif
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The Muppet Power struggle -


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This is brilliant! It may not be humour but it is very interesting! smile.gif

THE SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE 2-

http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white
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Incredibly amazing tongue.gif

The Page Turner

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Isn't this fantastic..

Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover)

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Best wishes for a very happy Christmas, full of laughter with friends and family; and for the New Year: Good times, above all good Health to enjoy it, and compassion for those less fortunate than us. And for those who don't celebrate Christmas I wish you a safe and happy holiday smile.gif
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Exactly my thoughts Balance. Time to move on smile.gif
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A snippet of today's open briefing-

openbriefing.com
What are the expected milestones for Dart Energy over the coming 12 to 18 months?

Executive Chairman Nick Davies

We have a substantial cash balance – $143 million as at the end of September – and are well

positioned to continue executing the business plans we have in place.



We plan to continue our operational activity across our entire licence base as we complete

the aggressive drill-out program we put in place earlier in 2012. In Australia this will involve

around 10 more wells and two CSG pilots. Internationally it will involve over 40 additional

wells, five new CSG pilots and our first shale gas exploration wells. We’re also looking to add

between three to five new licences in each of our Australian and our international businesses

and to continually seek to optimise the portfolio. This activity should enable us to have quite

sizeable resource upgrades and to see our 2P and 3P reserves continue to grow.



During 2012 we expect to see revenues commence in at least three countries and with a

clear line of sight to how those revenues will build to materiality through 2013. This will be

underpinned through additional gas sales agreements. We’re targeting at least one in

Australia and internationally we want to see up to 25 Bcf per annum subject to long-term

sales agreements by the end of 2012. As I mentioned, revenues and lead-time to revenues

are what we believe should be the key measure of our success and we’re completely focused

on achieving these goals.



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How would you like try this? unsure.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe...p;v=3xYjauOyVro
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Source - http://www.foodmag.com.au/news/csg-protest...e-dart-energy-s

<H1 class="sub c1">CSG protesters warned over blockade; Dart Energy signs agreement with veggie farm </H1>The dispute over coal seam gas (CSG) extraction and food security continues, with gas company AGL warning protesters blockading a dairy farm they need to let workers perform work safely.

About 20 farmers gathered outside the farm in Gloucester, north of Newcastle, on Tuesday afternoon to prevent the CSG company bringing equipment to the property.

The owner of the property in question has given permission for exploration to begin, but farmers on surrounding farms don’t agree with the decision and say it is selfish not to consider the impact on them.

"It's not up to individual people to let them on because it's everybody's water that is threatened by it," Drew Hutton from Lock The Gate, a farmers' protest group said.

A spokesperson from AGL said the company respects the right the farmers have to protest, and will continue to work with the community on a compromise, but warned they need to exercise caution.

“We urge protesters to also respect our right to go about our activities in an orderly and, most importantly, a safe manner," the spokeswoman said in a statement.

AGL has denied claims by Lock the Gate that is licensed for 110 wells in the Gloucester Valley, saying the current drilling program was about gas exploration and not linked to the gas production wells.

"We hold approvals for this exploration program to be conducted on private land and have landowner access agreements in place," the spokeswoman said.

"We'd like the community to know that we already have a comprehensive groundwater monitoring network in place with about 25 bores that have been gathering data for the last 12 months."

Only this week it one of Australia’s major coal seam gas (CSG) explorers was defending the practice, saying it can coexist with food security and agriculture, a stance that has been challenged by environmentalists and farmers.

This morning Dart Energy announced in an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) announcement that it has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for its first Gas Sales Agreement in New South Wales through joint venture with Maria’s Farm Veggies.

The project will include a $65 million glasshouse being developed on the Fullerton Cove site to grow tomatoes, capsicums and cucumbers for sale in Australia.

Dart Energy will supply the natural CSG required for the heat and electricity on the project from a number of small wells included its Fullerton Cove license.

The proposal is still subject to various conditions, including final local planning approvals.

Dart also has to establish commercial gas flow from the area, and expects to drill two wells at Fullerton Cove in the first half of 2012.

The company says the agreement is proof that the two industries can coexist.

“The signing of the MoU is further evidence of our strategy art work,” Dart Energy’s Executive Chairman Nick Davies said.

“Dart seeks to develop CSG assets close to thriving gas markets where there is upside in demand and price and the ability to monetise gas quickly at attractive margins.”

The company’s chief executive, Robbert de Weijer, echoed Davies’ comments, saying coal seam gas and food production go hand in hand.

“Dart Energy has said consistently that coal seam gas can coexist with alternative productive land uses, including agriculture, in an environmentally sustainable manner.

“Today’s announcement shows how our coal seam gas project can not only coexist with but can indeed facilitiate sustainable food production and associated job creation in NSW.”

If final approvals are granted, the project will generate between 120 and 200 jobs in the region and would be completed by 2013.

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Good stuff Nifty cool.gif
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Good to see some buyers stepping up after the large chunks sold off this morning. v
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A Frightened Face Appeared in the Ultrasound of a Man’s Testicle

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Moving and beautiful!


Here is a 5 year old girl with an amazing talent, Raps Nicki Minaj's "Superbass"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti-lDMPIT_4..._embedded#at=29

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Very nice to see the sp ticking up slowly. The delay has been to my advantage. If the Ex date is somewhere in the middle of Nov, I'll have about 2/3 get over the line, chuffed! smile.gif

It closed at 72c yesterday, makes me wonder if we are going to see a greater appreciation heading towards ex-dividend than we'd previously thought.



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Two Aussies, Davo and Johnno, were adrift in a lifeboat.

While rummaging through the boat's provisions, Davo stumbled across
an old lamp. He rubbed the lamp vigorously and a genie came forth.
This genie, however, stated that he could only deliver one wish,
not the standard three.
Without giving much thought to the matter, Davo blurted out, "Turn
the entire ocean into beer. Make that Cascade Draught!"

The genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash, & immediately
the sea turned into the amber Cascade brew.
The genie vanished. Only the gentle lapping of beer on the hull
broke the stillness as the two men considered their circumstances.

Johnno looked disgustedly at Davo whose wish had been granted.

After a long, tension-filled moment Johnno said, "Nice going Davo!
.......now we're going to have to p**s in the boat."
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House...car...generous allowance...house...car...

Oh! Oh!

Pick me! Pick me! lmaosmiley.gif

I'm that ghastly woman of your dreams!!!!! wub.gif

PM me your Account and BSB numbers..

I'll help you get your papers in order!

Please hurry!

Just sign here ------------>


<--------Here!


And HERE!!! biggrin.gif



ps- Daisy, my senile mother, is a possessive and self-centred cow. I keep telling her, she also has dementia, keep off the grass..

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Very chunky buys today smile.gif
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In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, which was posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as informative: -------------------------------------------------------------------------

------- Dear Dr. Laura: Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination .... End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them. 1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians? 2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her? 3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness - Lev15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense. 4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them? 5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it? 6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination? 7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here? 8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die? 9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves? 10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14) I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging. Your adoring fan, James M Kauffman, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus, Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education University of Virginia (It would be a damn shame if we couldn't own a Canadian).
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Scottish Star Trek-

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Andrew Forrest buys $100m worth of Fortescue stock in three weeks
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/m...f-1226138875813
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She *&%in' kills me she does! Ooooh she's such a daaaarlin'... biggrin.gif

Catherine Tate Show - Nan -

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Old couple trying use their webcam - cute and funny smile.gif

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8 months on and no update on how he got on or if the blokes still breathin...it's a hard life.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/turki...0-1225995148549
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Simon Potter joins the Bahamas Petroleum Company...

From The Freeport News -
http://freeport.nassauguardian.net/nationa...66803689224.php

BPC announces hiring of 'world-class' CEOJeffrey Todd
7th Sept 2011

After weeks of speculation, the new CEO of The Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has been revealed – and he will visit Nassau in the next few weeks.

Simon Potter, the CEO of Dart Energy, is now in the midst of his "goodbye tour," according to Mike Proffitt, the Finance Director of BPC.

He anticipates Potter will officially join BPC by late September or early October.

"The City of London regards him as a world-class player," Proffitt told Guardian Business from the Isle of Man.

"We are lucky to attract him. I think, all in all, he should be able to deliver satisfaction to all stakeholders, whether it be the Bahamian economy, the environment or the company itself."

In addition to his credentials as an oil and gas executive, Potter has a "great record" of doing projects right, Proffitt added.

"He has no record of spills or disasters of that nature. He is known for applying best practices and standards. That is his reputation," he said. "That was very important going forward. We want to protect the environment as much as anyone in The Bahamas."

Last month, BPC announced that Paul Crevello, the former CEO, would be leaving the company due to personal reasons.

Shortly thereafter, Guardian Business reported that his departure was the result of a "dislocated" relationship between Crevello and the Board of Directors, according to Proffitt.

Since then, industry insiders, who preferred to remain anonymous, have revealed discontent within the company, with key stakeholders and board members questioning BPC's governance and direction. Proffitt admitted there have been some shareholders "who were unhappy about the resignation," but the company is "moving forward."

The hiring of Potter may prove to be a major step in that direction.

With more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, and 20 years to British Petroleum, Potter has worked around the world, including Russia, China, Australia, India and Europe. He has recently been very successful in West Africa, which presented similar challenges to those faced in The Bahamas, Proffitt said. He also has "substantial" experience in the North Sea.

But most importantly, the company hopes Potter's squ-eaky-clean reputation and unscathed record will pay dividends in The Bahamas as it moves forward with the possibility of offshore oil exploration.

BPC continues to push for government approval to commence exploration before their current license expires in April 2012.

The company has already invested tens of millions of dollars from private stakeholders for 2D and 3D seismic testing, the latter of which should be complete by the end of this month. It has hired several international oil and gas firms to analyze the data in determining whether exploration is feasible.

An Environmental Impact Study is also scheduled to be completed this month.

Earl Deveaux, the Environment Minister, was unavailable for comment regarding the appointment of the new CEO.

He continues to reaffirm the government's commitment to "widespread consultation" before exploration could be permitted, and regulations must be in place "of the highest possible standards."

Proffitt said meeting Deveaux in Nassau is a high priority for Potter.

"He will be coming to be introduced to Minister Deveaux and all the other stakeholders," he added.

"We don't want to waste any time. I really want (Potter) to hit the road with wheels spinning."

Proffitt said the new CEO's arrival will be a boost for the company, and the sooner he starts, the better.

BPC's 3D seismic testing fell behind during Hurricane Irene, he told Guardian Business, as it had to pull back on some of its equipment.

He estimated the company lost four-to-five days of testing.

Once the survey is complete and analyzed, Proffitt said it will be up to the new CEO on how to move forward.

But first, as he finishes his goodbyes, he must run the gauntlet of stakeholders and government officials in London, and of course, in Nassau.

"He will be very busy," Proffitt said.

"We want Deveaux to understand he'll be dealing with a world-class operator. It is very important for the government assurance, that we'll do everything it takes to make it successful, including hiring the right man."

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Braidwood Times -

Gold Mine gets Go-ahead

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Reminds me of a friend who sat here and complained for 3/4 hour about all that was wrong with his holiday...then finished off with 'all in all, it was a good holiday'... dry.gif

A recent survey from Thomas Cook and ABTA reveals 20 of the most ridiculous complaints by holiday-makers made to their travel agent.

1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."

2. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time - this should be banned."

3. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food at all."

4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels."

5. A tourist at a top African Game Lodge over looking a water hole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel "inadequate".

6. A woman threatened to call police after claiming that she'd been locked in by staff. When in fact, she had mistaken the "do not disturb" sign on the back of the door as a warning to remain in the room.

7. "The beach was too sandy."

8. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure.Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white."

9. A guest at a Novotel in Australia complained his soup was too thick and strong. He was inadvertently slurping the gravy at the time.

10. "Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women."

11. "We bought 'Ray-Ban' sunglasses for five Euros from a street trader, only to find out they were fake."

12. "No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled."

13. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England but it only took the Americans three hours to get home."

14. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends' three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller.."

15. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the accommodation'. We're trainee hairdressers - will we be OK staying there?"

16. "There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners now live abroad."

17. "We had to queue outside with no air conditioning."

18. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel."

19. "I was bitten by a mosquito, no-one said they could bite."

20. "My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."
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Posted on: Sep 6 2011, 12:27 PM


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Cheers Wolv

I had to go to the site to have a look! lmaosmiley.gif

http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/p...amp;job_id=3871
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Posted on: Sep 2 2011, 04:16 PM


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Things people do -

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/offbe...in-New-Zealand/
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Posted on: Sep 1 2011, 05:53 PM


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Lock up your plastics!!

Tupperware, Bessemer, Decor..

GET INSIDE NOW!!!

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Posted on: Sep 1 2011, 05:03 PM


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Tobergta's looking for you Plastic, I'd deflate if I were you -

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/the-...6-1226127050599
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Posted on: Aug 30 2011, 03:43 PM


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Some nice chunky buys today - in particular 350,000 @ 63c

Have read some holders are expecting the EXS sp to get over 80c, happy to see 75c smile.gif

The EXCO story was featured in a couple of Money Magazine issues(written by David Hasselhurst?) Very positive and likely to attract some attention.

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Posted on: Aug 26 2011, 04:18 PM


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I was sent this link smile.gif


List of chess-related deaths-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess-related_deaths

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Posted on: Aug 25 2011, 01:17 PM


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Quote - "Off the back of this strong result, and courtesy of its strong balance sheet and
simplified operating model, IOOF is ready for further new growth," concluded Mr Kelaher.
..snip..
Quote - "Operating costs have fallen 5% in 2010/11 translating to a 4% fall in IOOF's
cost to income ratio to 51% on an underlying basis excluding Ord Minnett and
benefit funds. This consistent reduction in costs has been coupled with a
continued investment in IOOF's IT systems."
Dividend yield ~ 7%

22c/share - Payment date = 20 Oct smile.gif

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Posted on: Aug 25 2011, 12:31 PM


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Must have been an excruciating meeting.

The arguments presented look flimsy eg- No owl calls or taddies and itty bitty fishies before mine start?! Seems a hopeless case. rolleyes.gif

Not sure what Ms Raults problem was when she raised the issue of jobs, maybe she'd prefer a bunch of inexperienced and untrained bods ..she could volunteer, writers welcomed too.. Ooops! Forgot, no locals to receive job opportunities from the new Gold Mine.

QUOTE
River catchment resident Anne Rault questioned Cortona's pledge to maximise jobs for Braidwood, Araluen and Majors Creek communities, after noting the company's memorandum of understanding with Perth mining specialist GBF Mining and Industrial Services to provide experienced people for underground gold mining.


Article from Canberra Times -

Wildlife fears for Majors Creek mine
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local...spx?storypage=1


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Posted on: Aug 24 2011, 12:00 PM


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July - SELL! SELL EVERYTHING!!!!

August - I changed my mind, BUY BANKS!

[Shakes head].. stun.gif
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Posted on: Aug 23 2011, 01:24 PM


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It has been disappointing to see DTE, who don't use fracking, wallowing way below the 75c spp.

I participated and before you cry, "no fracking way!" I also took the opportunity to top up at these prices.

Yes siree, we don't frack around here... lmaosmiley.gif







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I'd set up a google alert for updates on J French and got zilch on any mention of Dargues Reef Mining unsure.gif

A closer look at her site, there is mention(as you've pointed out) of todays meeting - 3 PAC commissioners will be in attendance.

It's been a slow and careful process, I feel quietly confident that a compromise can be reached...looks do-able to me ie-to have
QUOTE
"the tailings dam moved to a safe spot, not at the headwaters of a river system."




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Posted on: Aug 23 2011, 11:54 AM


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CRC sp has been holding well, it must be time to pop smile.gif
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Posted on: Aug 22 2011, 11:52 AM


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Source - http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110821-706162.html
AUGUST 21, 2011, 8:51 P.M. ET


UPDATE: PetroChina, Shell JV Bids A$520.5M For Bow Energy

--Shell, PetroChina JV bids A$520.5 million for Bow Energy

--JV aims to secure coal seam gas to support bigger LNG plant

--Bow recommends shareholders take no action on A$1.48/share bid

(Recasts lead, adds Arrow CEO quotes in 3rd, 8th paragraphs, sector activity in 4th-6th paragraphs)

By David Winning

Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

SYDNEY (Dow Jones)--Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB) and PetroChina Co. (PTR) have bid an initial 520.5 million Australian dollars (US$540 million) for Bow Energy Ltd. (BOW.AU), moving to ease concerns they don't have enough coal seam gas reserves to support a bigger export terminal in Australia.

Brisbane-based coal seam gas producer Bow Energy said Monday it received a A$1.48-a-share initial cash offer from Arrow Energy Holdings Pty Ltd., which Shell and PetroChina jointly acquired for A$3.4 billion a year ago. In a statement, Bow recommended shareholders take no action.

"It makes sense for both companies to explore business opportunities given the proximity of both companies' coal seam gas assets and the complementary nature of our businesses," Arrow Chief Executive Andrew Faulkner said, confirming the bid.

Coal seam gas--trapped stores of methane hundreds of meters below the Earth's surface--is one of the world's hottest energy plays. More than A$20 billion was spent in 2008 on deals in Australia alone by companies including Shell, U.S. producer ConocoPhillips (COP) and BG Group PLC of the U.K. (BG.LN).

This activity reflects shrinking access that Western companies have to conventional natural gas reserves elsewhere in the world, as major gas producers such as Russia and Qatar favor production by local state-owned firms. Environmental benefits are also playing a part in fueling investment as coal seam gas doesn't produce any sulfur dioxide or particulates, and emits only 50% of the carbon dioxide emitted when coal is burnt.

However, technology to convert coal seam gas to LNG hasn't been tried on a large scale, making the bets by international oil companies especially bold. Complicating matters further is that coal seam gas has a lower heat content than conventional natural gas, meaning it produces less energy when burnt and needs to be spiked with products such as ethane and butane.

Shell and PetroChina last week awarded preliminary engineering and design contracts for an export facility at Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland state, producing an initial 8 million metric tons of LNG a year.

"Any such future business arrangement (with Bow) would strengthen the opportunity for Arrow to increase the size of its first two LNG trains on Curtis Island from the currently proposed 4 million tons per annum (each)," Faulkner said.

Shell and PetroChina say annual output capacity at the plant could double to 16 million tons LNG.

-By David Winning, Dow Jones Newswires; +61-2-82724688; david.winning@dowjones.com

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Posted on: Aug 19 2011, 11:31 AM


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I find it funny smile.gif

Billy Connolly, Ben Elton, Jo Brand, Tim Minchin, Jocelyn Jee Esein etc have done orright using it.



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Posted on: Aug 18 2011, 03:48 PM


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Mitch Hedberg (24 February 1968 – 29 March 2005) was an American stand-up comedian known for his odd subject matter, subdued delivery and memorable routines that often consisted of a string of one-line non sequiturs.

  • I bought a doughnut and they gave me a receipt for the doughnut. I don't need a receipt for the doughnut. I'll just give you the money, and you give me the doughnut... end of transaction. We don't need to bring ink and paper into this. I just can't imagine a scenario where I would have to prove that I bought a doughnut. Some skeptical friend: "Don't even act like I didn't get that doughnut! I got the doc-u-men-tation right here... oh, wait it's at home... in the file... under 'D'... for doughnut."


  • My roommate said to me, 'I'm gonna go shave and use the shower; does anyone need to use the bathroom?' It's like some weird ass quiz where he reveals the answer first.


  • Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier'n helpin' 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load shit into a truck.


  • My friend said to me, "I think the weather's trippy." I said, "No, man, it's not the weather that's trippy, perhaps it is the way that we perceive it that is indeed trippy." Then I thought, "Man, I should have just said, 'Yeah.'"


  • I think Pringles original intention was to make tennis balls... but on the day the rubber was supposed to show up a truckload of potatoes came. Pringles is a laid-back company, so they just said, "F**k it, cut em up!"


  • I haven't slept for ten days, because that would be too long.


  • This shirt is "dry-clean only"...which means it's dirty.

  • Sometimes I wave to people I don't know. It's very dangerous to wave to someone you don't know because, what if they don't have a hand? They'll think you're cocky. "Look what I got motherf**k*r! This thing is useful. I'm gonna go pick something up!"


  • I've always wanted a suitcase handcuffed to my wrist... allright. cool.gif


  • So I wish I could play little league now, I'd kick some f**k'n' ass.






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Posted on: Aug 18 2011, 02:15 PM


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I know we've seen those before, and still enjoyable to read.. smile.gif

1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.


2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.


3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.


4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.


5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.


6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.


7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.


8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.


9. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.


10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.


11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.


12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'


13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.


14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said, 'Keep off the Grass.'


15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.


16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.


17. A backward poet writes inverse.


18. In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.


19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.


20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.


21. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says,
'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.'


22. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'


23. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving
once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.


24. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says 'Are you sure?'
The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'


25. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.


26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.


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Posted on: Aug 16 2011, 12:59 PM


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Westpac pulls out of $12.1 million brothel project -

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/w...0815-1iu75.html
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Posted on: Aug 10 2011, 02:17 PM


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Yesterday CC bought $25k worth at 46c. He holds just under 1.87 mill shares.
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Varmi
Posted on: Aug 9 2011, 02:40 PM


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Today was a wild ride laugh.gif ...hitting a low of 17.84 now 19.05.

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Posted on: Aug 3 2011, 12:25 PM


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You're a brave man EB tongue.gif

I have to remind myself that sometimes sitting on my hands can be a great strategy!! lmaosmiley.gif

When I grow up, I want to be a comfortable conservative investor like Mr Bear smile.gif
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Posted on: Aug 2 2011, 02:40 PM


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Nice rise today! Opened at 1.125 and hit a high of $1.21.

Anyone know what happened today to spark such interest?

Maybe I'll get in the black yet.. blush.gif
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Posted on: Aug 1 2011, 05:09 PM


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US downgrade still expected despite deal.

Gail thinks we're being too pessimistic about the economy...hmmm trying to stimulate more spending..borrowing?!?

Should WBC fall again I see it as another opportunity to buy more!

They pay nice dividends too. smile.gif

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Varmi
Posted on: Aug 1 2011, 12:38 PM


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It takes balls EB dry.gif
..hubby choked on his dinner when I told him blush.gif

I do agree with Huntley's view mentioned recently -

""Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing... After they have exhausted all other possibilities."-Winston Churchill

I heavily discount the chance of any default by the US from their politicians refusing to lift the debt ceiling. Winston Churchill's famous quote sums it up. I wrote over a month ago there would be no failure on this front as just about every household in the US has a gun, and would shoot politicians if they are so damn silly."

...and just out and looking positive...

US debt deal clinched

August 1, 2011 - 12:00PM

Ending a perilous stalemate, US President Barack Obama has announced agreement with Republican congressional leaders on a compromise to avoid the nation's first-ever financial default. The deal would cut more than $2 trillion from federal spending over a decade.

Congress must still approve the deal on raising the $US14.3 trillion debt ceiling by Tuesday US time (Wednesday AEST) to avoid a devastating government default. (snip)

http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/us-debt-deal-clinched-20110801-1i6ud.html
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Posted on: Jul 29 2011, 03:59 PM


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Topped up at 20.45. biggrin.gif

I haven't even read the "How to survive a crash" thread yet!!! blush.gif
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Posted on: Jul 14 2011, 03:37 PM


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Company Update out today - (Cut and paste job)-
Permitting

The Company has completed all requirements for both State and Federal permitting and is now

awaiting final approvals.

Cortona’s application for mining approvals was impacted by the NSW State elections held on 27th

March 2011. The new Liberal-National coalition Government has since reviewed the Planning

Approvals process and re-allocated responsibility for determining applications for projects such as

Dargues Reef from the Planning Minister to a Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).

Cortona’s application is currently being reviewed by the PAC and is awaiting final determination,

which is expected in the coming weeks.

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Varmi
Posted on: Jul 5 2011, 01:34 PM


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Following veeone's post, an earlier article added by the ABC to eFarming-

"Independent sharemarket analyst Steve Johnson warns supermarket power could temper investors' enthusiasm.

"It is a supplier rather than a pure agriculture play, and the dependence that you have on the Woolies and Coles out there, which are renowned for being very difficult with their suppliers, and this could be one of the negatives, is that if Bega lists, their financials are out there" he said.

"And if Coles and Woolies see you are making a lot of money, that tends to be something that lights their eyes up to squeeze you on your prices.""

For full article - http://www.efarming.com.au/News/agricultur...eese-float.html

Just ask Katter wink.gif


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Varmi
Posted on: Jun 30 2011, 01:10 PM


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Good to see you playing with the big boys EB biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Jun 28 2011, 03:51 PM


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Dang it, I'm on with a smallish parcel at 84.5c. Looking to top up slowly hereon and if the price is right wink.gif

Buyback to commence 5th July. As per notice given to ASX - 21 June 2011 -

"Mincor's share buyback will be conducted in accordance with the Listing Rules of the Australian Securities Exchange and the Corporations Act (2001). After a notice period of 14 days the buyback is expected to commence on 5 July 2011 and continue for up to 12 months. The maximum number of shares that may be bought back is 20,018,000, or approximately 10% of the Company's share capital. All shares acquired will be cancelled immediately."

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Posted on: Jun 28 2011, 02:53 PM


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MCR is an old favourite I bought up 2003 - 2004 from the 40's to mid 80's and sold out early around $1.80. Looking very cheap again.

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Hi Balance, just saw that.

Topped up again yesterday 57.5c, that'll do me, drops each time I have a crack at it. sad.gif

Just got a google alert today but cannot see any mention of it from Dart, they may be waiting on final decision..

Essar, Great Eastern & Dart Eye ONGC Methane Blocks - State-run Oil & Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has said Essar, Great Eastern Energy and Australia-based Dart Energy have evinced interest in picking up a "significant" stake in its coal-bed methane blocks located in Bokaro, Jharkhand and Raniganj. ONGC is expected to take a final decision by the end of this week. (Economic Times)

Source - http://www.vccircle.com/500/news/news-roun...0-stake-in-fino


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Posted on: Jun 24 2011, 01:08 PM


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Huntley's comments - A recent speculative addition, Dart Energy (DTE) has bombed out - very much so in the current tax loss season - to below 60 cents. I think the market has simply got it wrong.This coal bed methane group does not "frack" to extract gas - it uses horizontal drilling. The process of fracking is subject to environmental concerns, but has been well and truly discussed in the Queensland environmental processes.

The majority of Dart's holdings are offshore and are very prospective, as it got into this game early. Dart's abilities are underscored by the success of Arrow, from which it was spun out.

Remember, this is a stock that pays no dividend, is in the development phase, and is therefore High Risk and speculative. But I view it as a very good small-cap investment. The recent issue raised plenty of capital, though it would seem some subbies to the recent issue were burned and have been selling down.

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Posted on: Jun 19 2011, 04:33 PM


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The Burgers are bettter at Hungry Jacks..

http://www.digitaltrends.com/international/japanese-scientists-creates-meat-out-of-feces/

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Posted on: Jun 17 2011, 01:37 PM


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Announcement just out - "Approval of Plan of Development, Sengkang South Sulawesi"
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Posted on: Jun 15 2011, 01:10 PM


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Today Huntleys' says -

Our NPAT estimates and fair value are under review.

We move to a Hold recommendation but confident our positive recommendation will be maintained following our review.


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Posted on: Jun 14 2011, 03:26 PM


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IFL makes bid for DKN Financial-

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/o...o-1226074876427
100F bid for DKN follows Snowball tilt at Shadforth
Tim Boreham From: The Australian June 14, 2011 12:18PM

THE emerging shakeout of the financial advisory sector gained pace today as IOOF lobbed an indicative $108 million proposal, at 75 cents a share, for smaller advisory rival DKN Financial.

The move comes hard on the heels of Snowball Group's $200m takeover offer for the unlisted Shadforth Financial Group. The backdrop, of course, is the government's Future of Financial Advice reforms, which will increase compliance costs and favour those players with economies of scale.

DKN has funds under administration of $7.92 billion - mainly in platforms - and covers 300 wealth-management practices (as well as 750 associate advisers). It also fully owns the Lonsdale dealer group.

IOOF, which already has 18 per cent of DKN, has $104bn in funds, which makes DKN a snack rather than sit-down meal.

Given its robust balance sheet, IOOF has been seen as a likely acquirer, so the DKN tilt shouldn't leave too many mouths agape. Then again, no one would have been surprised had IOOF (market cap $1.5bn) fallen prey to a bigger rival, such as a bank.

Both parties have been acquisitive in their own right: IOOF bought the Australian Wealth Management advisory business (formerly part of Tower) and then Skandia.
Only last week, DKN made a minority investment in the Sydney-based StrategyOne Advise Network.

IOOF's offer is pitched at a 47 per cent premium to Friday's closing price, which looks especially attractive in the current torrid market. Then again, there's no such thing as Father Christmas in takeovers, seasonal or otherwise: given DKN shares have retreated from 65c at the start of the year, IOOF could well be accused of being opportunistic.

Adding to the intrigue, Zurich is DKN's biggest holder on a 31 per cent stake, while the listed Count Financial is lurking on about 7 per cent.

With DKN in a trading halt, Criterion can only counsel a HOLD.

IOOF shares look a LONG-TERM BUY for those able to look beyond the gloom.
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Posted on: Jun 1 2011, 01:39 PM


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Scotland's environmental groups aren't happy about Composite Energy(owned by Dart) applying for permit to drill for shale gas due to environmental concerns.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/transpo...ksEnabled=false
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Posted on: May 19 2011, 03:52 PM


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Begged for scraps and anything else on offer.. wink.gif
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Posted on: May 17 2011, 12:32 PM


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Fantastic!

Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan (1930 Newsreel Footage)-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1uLfF35Uw
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Posted on: May 16 2011, 02:26 PM


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Just saw a 250k buyer in at 67c get his order filled. I bought a few. Will add again if the sp drops further.
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Posted on: May 13 2011, 11:32 AM


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"I am Warren, he is Charlie. He can hear I can see, that is why we work together." - Warren Buffets opening at the Shareholder meeting on 30th April 2011. (Warren is 80, Charlie 86.) happy.gif

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Posted on: May 12 2011, 05:09 PM


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Heard a p-pin drop and came to have a look.

It certainly has pulled back after hitting a high of 8.14 in Fer-Fer-February.

..still, closing price was -->6.66, decided to think nothing of it. dry.gif

And I don't mind sayin' it's a nice little topping up opportunity at these levels. There's no shortage of bargains wherever you may be inclined to look.

It's a funny old market, that's for sure...

G-Granville, fetch your cloth! laugh.gif


Disclosure- sorry, been watching too many episodes of Open All Hours.
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Posted on: May 11 2011, 12:59 PM


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On the ball. This announcement came out end of day yesterday smile.gif

EASTMIN ACCEPTS TAKEOVER BID FOR ANCHOR RESOURCES LTD

Eastmin Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Jindalee Resources Limited) confirms

acceptance of the takeover offer in respect of its 5.19% shareholding in Anchor Resources

Limited (“AHR”).

On 20 December 2010 China Shandong Jinshunda Group Co Ltd., through its wholly owned

subsidiary Sunstar Capital Pty Ltd (referred to as “Jinshunda”), announced a takeover bid for

all of the outstanding ordinary shares of AHR at $0.28 cash, which was increased to $0.305

cash on 5 May 2011.

The offer has been declared unconditional and Jinshunda has indicated it will pay accepting

shareholders within 21 days from the date on which acceptances were received.

The sale of Eastmin’s AHR holding will realise approximately $777,750 in cash, before tax.

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Posted on: May 10 2011, 04:51 PM


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The accumulation of shares by directors took a big pause for the April/May period.

..bargain under 40c Lindsay. dry.gif
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Posted on: May 10 2011, 01:48 PM


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This came by email two days ago. Looking like it'll be around June.

Source- http://www.water.icn.org.au/opportunity/en...future-purchase

Cortona Resources - Dargues Reef Mine - Possible Future Purchase

Opportunity Value:
Location: NSW, Australia


Approvals by the NSW government are expected by mid 2011 for the mining and processing of ore containing gold in the historic mining area of Dargues Reef, NSW.

It is proposed that water to support mining operations come from the processing plant and be treated for re-use.

Construction is expected to commence in Q4 2011 subject to government approvals and the implementation of a MOU with GBF Mining and Industrial Services whereby GBF Mining and Industrial Service will be the mining contractor for the project and take up shares in Cortona Resources.

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Posted on: May 6 2011, 12:34 PM


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Sette said - "I've tried to search "Rosella" with no success. Why would he "retire"?"

Rozella was recovering from a quadruple bi-pass and was winding down his website. Last I heard he's enjoying life, traveling..and still trading.
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Posted on: May 6 2011, 11:29 AM


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Me too. You are correct Balance - $14.40 smile.gif
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Posted on: May 6 2011, 11:21 AM


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A full review on DTE coming in the next week or so.

"DTE is now picking up ground at home with well proven expertise, energy, and passion."
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Posted on: May 5 2011, 11:01 AM


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As Balance pointed out, a 64c dividend.

Ex-dividend - 12/05/2011

Pay date - 1/07/2011

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Posted on: May 5 2011, 10:55 AM


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hmmm Air-conditioning fault causes Westpac and St George "GLITCH", haven't been able to get into the banking site this morning...ATM's, EFTPOS out.
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Posted on: Apr 30 2011, 12:16 PM


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Human ventriloquist tongue.gif - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htU6qYsLsEE
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Posted on: Apr 28 2011, 03:37 PM


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Gas mining company comes to Putty to talk

BY ANNA YEO

27 Apr, 2011 04:09 PM

PUTTY residents have met with gas exploration company representatives to discuss their concerns over proposed gas exploration in their local area.

Residents travelled in from nearby properties and communities on April 9 to hear from Dart Energy manager Robbert de Weijer and have their questions about the proposed Putty gas mining project answered.

Dart Energy has plans to drill for coal seam gas if it is found in the area.

"I always try and put myself into the other person's shoes and say what if I lived here, how would I feel about the coal seam gas industry coming in with drilling rigs, wells and pipes and increased traffic – what's going to happen to the water, what is going to happen to the aquifer?" Mr de Weijer said in his opening presentation.

Questions were raised in relation to drilling practices, impacts on local infrastructure and the environment, and compensation.

The question of gas storage created debate, as residents questioned whether a power station would be built locally to store the gas.

"We could pipe it out to a place where we potentially have a small power plant; we have not done any detailed planning around this as we are at the early stages of the exploration phase," Mr de Weijer said.

"If you are surrounded by national forests and obviously if that is not accessible then ...Have you done your homework?" a resident fired back. "We have done our homework about where we want to drill the exploration wells," Mr de Weijer responded. "But we haven't come to the point yet where we say OK and have done any detailed planning around where the gas would go to e.g. a power plant etc." Mr de Weijer said they didn't plan to use any harmful chemicals at the site and were keen to put in a plan that was sustainable.

Source: http://www.hawkesburygazette.com.au/news/l...lk/2146173.aspx
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Posted on: Apr 28 2011, 12:16 PM


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I instead topped up on IGR.
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Posted on: Apr 20 2011, 02:18 PM


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Meeting in June. I'm also a bit surprised by the reaction and expect once the news sinks in people will be buying. Nice dividend biggrin.gif

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Posted on: Apr 20 2011, 01:20 PM


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The true meaning of being crazy is not talking to yourself, it's not answering yourself, it's when you ask yourself to repeat what you just said.
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Posted on: Apr 15 2011, 10:45 AM


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Welcome to the real world Stephen-
Peter Warnes Head of Equities Research
Morningstar

So everybody is ganging up on Stephen Conroy and Mike Quigley's NBN Co? In Australia's biggest price-fixing case two companies - Amcor and Visy - were found guilty of collusion. Getting two, three or even four companies to collude is possible, but 14?

NBN Co suspended the tender process indefinitely because none of the 14 invited tender proposals had acceptable terms and pricing. NBN Co accused all 14 of price gouging, using rising labour costs fuelled by the resources boom as the excuse. NBN may now stand for "nobody's bidding now!"

NBN Co called for tenders for the laying of fibre optic cable to homes across the country. This is probably the most expensive segment of the whole NBN project, spanning at least eight years. It has an estimated value around $12 billion to $14 billion.

The 14 invited companies are the who's who of Australian and international large project participants, not two-bit fly-by-nighters. The fallout was that Patrick Flannigan, the head of network construction, resigned as the blame game between procurement and construction teams escalated into open warfare.

It was then suggested NBN Co was pursuing a sole contractor - a partnership between Theiss and Siemens - to undertake the project. That was before the Leighton debacle unfolded. Thiess is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leighton.

Can you imagine new Leighton CEO David Stewart and the shell-shocked board embracing a $14 billion government contract after revealing the disastrous performance on the Airport Link and Victorian Desalination Plant projects?

The NBN is going to cost significantly more than originally estimated, and despite protestations to the contrary, labour costs will be a key factor. As unions line up to be rewarded for supporting the government at the last election, labour costs under Fair Work Australia are set to surge.

And don't forget the NBN rollout is over eight years. Are Conroy and Quigley asking companies to accurately estimate what the level of wages will be in 2018? The company with the most experience in laying cable in Australia is Telstra. If any company should be given the job on a fair cost-plus basis it should be Telstra. Maybe that could in some way repay shareholders for the destruction of their capital in this whole unsavoury affair.

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Posted on: Apr 12 2011, 12:25 PM


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You don't need to understand the language - very funny smile.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tktl6MQK-Yg...player_embedded

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Posted on: Apr 11 2011, 12:34 AM


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Well done Fergun, that's the one biggrin.gif

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Posted on: Apr 9 2011, 01:32 PM


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It's fun looking at President Obama's Inaugural Speech Gigapan viewer I've been hoping to find anyone who might be picking their nose or quietly having a passionate moment in a corner.... I've got time wink.gif .. still looking and sober.

Wooah!! Check this guy out. See if you can find him. No, it's not Wally. angry.gif Go right, Whoa, gone too far, back a bit...there is a large white structure with a nest of photographers at the top. That's it! Look at the bottom of it and in the space on the right, if you see a bunch of rugged up cops then you are looking in the wrong spot you bloody idiot. I'm starting to think you are related to this character. wacko.gif

To save time, here's the addy again-
http://gigapan.org/viewGigapanFullscreen.p...6648c2b4b06233c
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Posted on: Apr 8 2011, 04:01 PM


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ooops deers have hooves lol
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Posted on: Apr 8 2011, 10:09 AM


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A three-legged deer walks into a bar. He slides up to the bar and announces: 'I'm looking for the man who shot my paw.'
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Posted on: Apr 7 2011, 03:32 PM


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I wasn't sure where to put this, not really humour but very interesting -

You used to be able to get lost in the crowd, but not anymore. Double click on any area in the picture to bring the person closer. Or, just click the mouse and use the mouse wheel to bring them closer.

This is a photograph of 2009 Obama Inauguration. You can see IN FOCUS the face of EACH individual in the crowd !!!

You can scan and zoom to any section of the crowd. . . Wait a few seconds. Double click anywhere . And the focus adjusts to give you a very identifiable close up.

The picture was taken with a robotic 1474 megapixel camera (295 times the standard 5 megapixel camera). Every one attending could be scanned after the event, should something have gone wrong during it.

Click on:

http://gigapan.org/viewGigapanFullscreen.php?auth=033ef14483ee899496648c2b4b06233c

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Posted on: Apr 6 2011, 03:48 PM


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Dividend to be paid 11th April at 66c (10% franking) sleep.gif
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Posted on: Apr 4 2011, 03:44 PM


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What a frustrating stock this has been for the long termers. A nice rise today and over the last coupla weeks, how many times have we seen this and only to watch it fall again? Maybe this time it will be different. I'm almost in the black! Geesh..
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Posted on: Apr 4 2011, 12:35 PM


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Been waiting on some money, topped up at 48.5c blush.gif

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Posted on: Mar 25 2011, 04:48 PM


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Horses having a snow fight - Budweiser Commercial - Funny biggrin.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qccLJ-slFI
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Posted on: Mar 22 2011, 02:49 PM


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reminds me of The Two Ronnies sketch -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkWMcRlE1mQ
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Posted on: Mar 16 2011, 03:17 PM


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This brings the reality of the tsunami home. Just incredible. Poor poor Japanese..

Posted and shot by James MacWhyte Fri March

"I want to show everyone the news media we are being presented with here in Japan. I think it's quite different from what you see on CNN and other Western news outlets."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpuLlIrUYsI
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Posted on: Mar 15 2011, 01:37 PM


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Snake dies after biting model on breast -

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celeb...i-1226021568658
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Posted on: Mar 10 2011, 01:15 PM


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Captain's log, supplemental: it is now the fourth week since I beamed my order in. The replicator has been repaired, incidently..nothing washes away boredom like a cup of Earl Grey. We have been in pursuit of PEN at 12.5c and have cleverly intercepted and recovered the little b**ger using our high tech cloaking device with tractor beam. Picard out.

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Posted on: Mar 9 2011, 12:37 PM


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Fascinating B!

Some humour - Monty Python's Life of Brian - "Biggus Dickus"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_dWMy47Bmk...feature=related
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Posted on: Mar 9 2011, 12:14 PM


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I hope they find it. Maybe JRL should be renamed LPF wink.gif
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Posted on: Mar 5 2011, 06:59 PM


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Feckin' Cheap Flights -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPyl2tOaKxM...player_embedded

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Posted on: Mar 4 2011, 04:02 PM


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Pretty funny smile.gif

Newsreader struck by hiccups on air-
Radio presenter Kate Wilson

Listen to audio-

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newsh...hiccups-on-air/
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Posted on: Mar 4 2011, 02:06 PM


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PF bought a whopping $4900 worth at 49c.. huh.gif
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Posted on: Mar 4 2011, 01:23 PM


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Morningstar -

"At present QBE is going through a flat period due to very low offshore interest rates pressuring returns on investment of technical reserves, an important contributor to earnings."
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Posted on: Mar 1 2011, 12:22 PM


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confirmation from the CEO (nothing new)about conditions being tougher and having been tough for some time for insurers ..may have reinforced negativity towards the sector despite any positives highlighted...market's a bit shaky lately, should sort itself out soon.

The ASX had their fun yesterday. My turn, I'm going to amuse myself by trying not to think about polar bears wink.gif

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Posted on: Mar 1 2011, 10:32 AM


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More spam.

O'Halloran on reinsurance after the Australia and New Zealand run on natural disasters, snip from summary by Morningstar-

"There isn't a reinsurer out there who is not burning and not thinking through what its strategy is going to be for Australia and New Zealand, so be prepared for pretty tough terms and conditions and pricing and higher deductibles coming through for reinsurers," QBE Chief Executive Frank O'Halloran told analysts on a conference call. "And some of them may not even want to reinsure businesses in Australia and New Zealand," O'Halloran added. However, QBE said the outlook for the company is positive given it has locked in its reinsurance pricing for the next three years and expects a growth fillip from acquisitions, including its US$700m purchase of the Balboa insurance portfolio from Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BAC) earlier this month. O'Halloran said QBE will continue to look for acquisitions this year, mainly outside the U.S.
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Posted on: Feb 25 2011, 08:49 PM


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Morningstar-

We retain our Buy recommendation. Our valuation increases 5% to $3.10ps on a slight improvement in outlook for gas prices. We estimate AWE managed a better than anticipated A$3/Gj in 1H11. Our FY11 earnings forecast falls 20% to 7cps following the heavy 1H11 exploration write-down. Our FY12 forecast is little changed at 15cps. AWE remains on the unloved list at the moment, still smarting from disastrous exploration campaigns. But the shares look to be attempting a bottoming process and the steep 45% price discount to our fair value appeals. Let's hope the re-arrangement of Bruces at the top can kick-start a revival.

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Posted on: Feb 18 2011, 03:30 AM


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Hugh Laurie & Stephen Fry Comedy Sketch -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNoS2BU6bbQ
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Posted on: Feb 17 2011, 04:33 PM


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Ha!

VW Commercial - The making of "The force"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM3s37fZZts...player_embedded
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Posted on: Feb 16 2011, 12:16 PM


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Hi B

A tad over the top..but a great laugh tongue.gif



Here's a VW Commercial - May the force be with you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55e-uHQna0...player_embedded

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Posted on: Feb 16 2011, 12:47 AM


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You'd make a lousy sheriff Mista...just sayin..
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Posted on: Feb 16 2011, 12:28 AM


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Dear Yahoo,

I've never heard anyone say, "I don't know, let's Yahoo! it..." just saying...

Sincerely,

Google xx wub.gif
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Posted on: Feb 9 2011, 02:28 PM


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131k snaffled at 51c and buyers outnumbering sellers now...maybe ready to move?

that's right 62k wink.gif
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Posted on: Feb 9 2011, 01:28 PM


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You did well Marsupial. I watched it touch 49c and topped up at 55c blush.gif
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Posted on: Feb 9 2011, 01:11 PM


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coff coff 62k dry.gif

Holding a total of 6,628,719.

Varmi 100k smile.gif
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Posted on: Feb 9 2011, 12:37 AM


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Yeah, fish are friends not food.. ph34r.gif

From MS-

"...We retain our Buy recommendation - our marginally softened $2.95ps valuation is still well above market. Net cash levels remain high at $65m. We downgrade our FY11 earnings forecast 13% to 9cps due to a stronger A$ and higher than expected 2Q11 exploration and development expenditure of $37m. FY12 is little changed at 16cps. Long term assumptions remain a US$80/bbl oil price, an A$/US$ exchange rate of 0.80 and a 10% discount rate.

Despite excellent value from a productive asset sense, AWE is lacking that smell of upside potential, so essential for resources companies to achieve full value in a fickle market. A disastrous New Zealand exploration campaign over a number of years cast a pall. And punters remain less than convinced on the potential next big thing, shale gas. The company advises that the Perth Basin's Carynginia Shale holds 13-20Tcf of gas in its middle interval. For perspective, that's up to 3,160mmboe versus the North West Shelf's proven and probable reserve of 4,200mmboe of which Woodside owns one sixth. Obviously the two reservoirs are nothing alike - but the scale comparison is intriguing.

AWE will next drill and fracture stimulate a new Perth Basin shale gas well in 44.25% owned EP 413 license this year. It will test the productive capacity of several potential reservoirs in addition to the already drilled and wholly owned Woodada Deep-1 well. Whether shale gas can ultimately fulfill the blue-sky requirement remains to be seen. We are happy to recommend AWE - cheap on what is known - regardless of what may or may not happen through the drill-bit."
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Posted on: Feb 8 2011, 12:48 PM


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I fancied a Chinese meal last night.

I phoned Kings china buffet, a guy answered and said "Harro, I'm Wan King the cook"

I said "oh sorry I'll call back later!"
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Posted on: Feb 8 2011, 12:46 PM


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duct tape + kids = silence
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Posted on: Feb 6 2011, 11:39 PM


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Twasn't me officer!! Twas the dog!! ohmy.gif



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Posted on: Jan 17 2011, 05:06 PM


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BY MY TROTH, las' eventide twas I close to BLUDGEONING mineself by the arse-end of mine pommel sword!

Verily didst the words turneth o'er 'n' o'er in mine imaginin's..

"I don't wanna lose you tonight
You're the only thing that matters
I don't wanna lose you this way
Just need your love.."


God be with ye.... ph34r.gif


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Posted on: Jan 14 2011, 01:24 PM


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I guess he's been busy wink.gif

Mining magnate Clive Palmer's chopper rescues 60 people stricken by Queensland floods

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-...j-1225987434382
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Posted on: Jan 13 2011, 11:41 AM


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I am not a fan of Anna Bligh however I agree that she is doing great job in this crisis and does have the look of being in charge unlike our PM.

There are so many good stories of people helping others in these troubled times that makes us proud to be Aussies and then there are other stories that make me sick and totally disgusted such as looting, I was told of a certian fellow in Marybrough who had bought crates of milk before it ran out and was reselling it on the street side for seven dollars per 2lt bottle.

News of International Support -
http://www.radioaustralianews.net.au/stori...927.htm?desktop

stay safe v
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Posted on: Jan 12 2011, 09:01 AM


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Useful Link -

For those at or close to flood affected areas, here's a continuously updated link to the Queensland Police page on Facebook-

http://www.facebook.com/QueenslandPolice
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Posted on: Jan 3 2011, 08:16 PM


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I'm going to be different and begin by telling you how brave and great our Queenslanders are, they haven't lost their sense of humour despite the devastating floods and smell that surrounds them. I've heard a story of someone using an old door to ferry beer across a swollen creek. Caught glimpses of people on TV checking their mail boxes and rain gauges even though surrounded by muddy water - you gotta laugh.

A lot of people will need your help. One woman in Bundaberg was paying nearly $100 a month for flood cover thinking just that but has now been informed that the water that flooded her home is not the kind of flood covered by her policy!

I know Xstrata, Rio, BHP have shelled out $1mill each...there may be more I've missed.

The Queensland Government has launched a Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal Fund. Donations can be made at any of the major banks - for more info - http://www.kcprofessional.com.au/news/vict...fire-appeal.asp

Redcross - http://www.redcross.org.au/default.asp

The Salvation Army - http://salvos.org.au/

Pets and some wildlife have no food. The Qld RSPCA have set up a website for donations:
https://donate.rspcaqld.org.au/flood

Blood donations in Queensland are currently in short supply. Please call 13 14 95 for your nearest blood donation centre.

Best wishes to all those affected by the floods. Stay safe!

varmi

ps- Please add anything else that will be useful.
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Posted on: Jan 3 2011, 07:10 PM


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I have a Panasonix Lumix DMC-FZ18, not the one advertised here. Now and then I get a pretty spiffy shot and post these on another forum I visit, I feel very much like this bloke. laugh.gif

http://www.simplyness.com/videos-i-love/ho...ertisement.html
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Posted on: Dec 31 2010, 11:21 AM


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Received with thanks smile.gif

Please Note: This webpage will be taken down after midnight 31st December 2010
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Posted on: Dec 27 2010, 12:40 PM


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Santa will get thru all your letters...u can be sure about that lol tongue.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6mxgR39i2k
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Posted on: Dec 27 2010, 12:36 PM


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Merry Christmas Sweetheart wub.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uI2GVbpWUs
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Posted on: Dec 24 2010, 11:24 AM


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My Blackberry is not working - The One Ronnie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAG39jKi0lI&feature=aso
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Posted on: Dec 21 2010, 12:57 PM


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Let me be clear, I am not a financial guru lol Please feel free to comment.

Hopefully I've ben on the right track with attempting to help the kids to get a headstart on life.. but most importantly to get them interested in saving and making their money work for them.

I set up separate accounts in trust 4 years ago with Westpac Broking. One is now 17 the other 15. It'll give them a head start when they are ready to buy their first home, or even to build on their portfolio..

Both portfolios consisted of one bank, one bio that pay franked dividends that are reinvested by taking advantage of the DRP facility. So far the ATO has returned the franked portions (to the kids delight)each year. Now it gets interesting, this year we have CGT issue and a likely high tax rate hit for a growth stock - AOE...should be interesting when we submit their tax returns this year. So much for hoping to hold long term. The proceeds were used to top up the bank stock as well as buying another. DTE shares(from AOE offer) are doing nicely and with a new growth stock added IGR, which has been doing very well altho a little underweight..

17 yr old is now working so there we have another challenge...but in my way of thinking, we'll get on with it and pay what's due. At the end of the end they are still way ahead. Her Portfolio is up 50% and the son's 30%. They have two saving accounts thru another bank, one for everyday use(no fees or interest) and the other(no fees, high interest account if min $10/mnth deposited) used for big ticket items ie - car etc

Son has been expressing interest in term deposits so will be looking at that soon, no that he has accumulated enough in his savings acc.

I use an accountant for peace of mind at tax time and so far it's been straight forward. Hopefully the "name" change over will be straight forward with no surprises.

Hope the above is clear huh.gif


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Posted on: Dec 21 2010, 12:52 AM


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THE DIGITAL STORY OF NATIVITY - ( or Christmas 2.0 )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZrf0PbAGSk
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Posted on: Dec 19 2010, 12:52 AM


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Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends- Comedy

Ernest and Friends Cuntry Driver-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2RwRr_rXBY...player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6qit7C91OU
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Posted on: Dec 14 2010, 11:13 AM


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Pay date for final dividend 17 Dec 2010 at 78c.
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Posted on: Dec 14 2010, 11:11 AM


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Pay date for final dividend 17 Dec 2010 at 74c.
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Posted on: Dec 14 2010, 11:07 AM


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Thanks to AOE funds, for the first time I am stocked up big on banks, despite the warning below about not getting too heavily invested in the industry, bunged em in the draw. Wish I had made my move sooner..

Last night Alan Kohler stated exactly your observations Nipper, no mention of various points in their emailed summary below.

CBA and BEN have been great performers so far.

WBC final dividend will be paid 20th December at 74c sleep.gif

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Posted on: Dec 13 2010, 01:06 PM


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"I believe in the Golden Rule — The Man with the Gold . . . Rules." - Mr T

Nicely clad, I pity the fool wink.gif
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Posted on: Dec 13 2010, 12:29 PM


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From Eureka today -

The banks ruined things for themselves by being too arrogant - even they admit that. Customer satisfaction fell and politicians felt the urge to Do Something.
As a result Treasurer Wayne Swan has now announced a series of changes designed to “crack down” on the banks – that is, to improve competition in a system that is already plainly competitive. Thankfully for the banks, the package of measures is mostly window dressing, designed to give the impression of action without doing much at all.


However, the pressure is on and global regulation is forcing banks to hold more capital, while at the same time the aftermath of the global financial crisis is resulting in a long-term reduction in credit growth, including in Australia. Next year the decline in credit growth will bite.



The bottom line is that the returns on capital invested in banking are going to be lower: that is, the core function of retail and business banking will not be allowed to provide returns of 30%-plus to its investors. Not even 20%. However there will always be parts of the financial system where super profits can be made and the trick in future will be to find those.



In general, this is not an industry in which you should be heavily invested. Yes, it's safe, but from now on the returns will be commensurate with that safety.


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Posted on: Nov 26 2010, 04:49 PM


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Any serious gamers out there?! ...Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Trailer

Pretty funny..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKrtbUinWOU
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Posted on: Nov 26 2010, 01:51 AM


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Jackie French had been rounding up support against the Dargues Reef Mine, her letter being distributed through the net to a number of forums, submissions closed Nov 1st. Main concern - impact to underground water and how this will affect fauna and flora...endangered and threatened species. She lives practically next door.
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Posted on: Nov 21 2010, 10:19 AM


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These songs bring back memories. smile.gif

The incredible voice of Jimmy.

Legend!


Jimmy Barnes - No Second Prize
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkFXbmELw6c...player_embedded

Cold Chisel - Working Class Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erSJGrpfnOI&feature=share


Cold Chisel - Flame Trees (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILd1O44BDqc...player_embedded
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Posted on: Nov 21 2010, 10:03 AM


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Great song, Tex has the most alluring voice and the harmony with Clare is magic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBfnOZmWrX8...player_embedded
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Posted on: Nov 15 2010, 12:26 PM


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That is tremendous harryhelo1, even brought a tear to my eye. Thanks smile.gif
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Posted on: Nov 11 2010, 10:34 AM


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The order was in a few days, so paid up today blush.gif

...norty, impatient varmi..

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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 10 2010, 12:49 PM


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Impatient maybe? Not a mad rush. I was slow off the mark with getting into EME and it's run away from me...not enough to hang onto. Will wait and see what happens, may bump up to mid 70's. Otherwise I'll tip these out for a Cornflake packet trinket. dry.gif
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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 9 2010, 10:26 PM


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It's also my largest holding Wolv with IGR close behind...oh and those peaky Dart shares... laugh.gif

May the battle begin, I love a good fight

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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 9 2010, 02:57 PM


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Big XT 350k just went thru and back to days low.
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Varmi
Posted on: Nov 2 2010, 03:00 PM


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HVN looking like a nice buy atm...but maybe it's got a bit more to fall? unsure.gif
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