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The really really boring and useless الخ и т.д. עטק 等 ฯลฯ thread XVI

Old 2nd Nov 2010, 10:42
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Can't use "Poppy". My younger daughter and our next door neighbour here have both called dogs that in the last few months.


Doctors' appointments: our Essex GP didn't have an appointments system at all. You just pitched up, got a place in the queue, and saw him. That saved a lot of bureaucratic nonsense. I never had to wait more than about 15 minutes.

Then he was told he absolutely had to produce statistics about how long it took to get an appointment, so he had to introduce a whole level of unnecessary bureaucracy. Otherwise known as "Ring and tell us you're coming, then come round."

Here in Suffolk, we have to do the full panoply of screening stuff. You could die before you get to see the quack if you aren't persistent. Happily, we've not had anything approaching an emergency here.

When M had pancreatitis a few years ago, we drove home to the Essex pad, went straight to the surgery, saw the doc, and were sent directly to the hospital - "Drive her there yourself, and stop right outside A&E - you'll be quicker that way than if I call an ambulance to take her."
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 10:52
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I remember the days when the health service still worked,no appointment necessary one just walked into the waiting room and waited your turn the surgery was just a rented front parlor in someone's house,not some newly built steel and glass edifice with a staff of fifty all of them feckwits.
I remember when the Doctor knew your name and history without looking at a computer screen and nine times out of ten diagnosed and sorted your problem there and then and did not stick you on the endless conveyor belt of specialist testers and sheet tickers.
Doctors? avoid the buggas, they are not what they used to be.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 10:58
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Mrs Stockie, I am new to this thread but dare I ask please, Is the Futures Market a genuine market for stockholders or just another instrument of the casinos? Should it be in the stock exchange or elsewhere? What about 'derivative' markets, are they just another form of gambling and should they be separated from the genuine stock exchange?

Should Futures or Derivatives be allowed to influence the genuine stock market? Couldn't they be easily influenced by false rumour?

Nothing political here, as a self funded retiree I got hit by the collapse and get very annoyed when I see commentators say, "Well todays markets will fall, the Futures are saying....etc"

Qualifed opinion is hard to come by at times! Thanks, in anticipation.

(Contrary to what you may read elsewhere on PPRuNe, pilots are totally hopeless at doing their own market thing! We really haven't a clue).
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:00
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how about Poppy the Puppy
From what I've seen, Poopy the Puppy might be better

Juud wrote
crossing the sate line and the hairyplane´s clock
That'll be on flights to Indonesia then?


BTW, the Frogs have hi-jacked GMT; it seems it was not accurate enough, so it has been replaced by UTC
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:03
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Well in that they are no different from human puppies Mr More,only difference is yer dog puppy learns correct pooping procedure in a couple weeks rather than a couple of years as is the case with yer human pup.

Here be a mystery Aircraft for you.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:18
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Luckily the docs here works better although for a routine appointment you have to book a couple of days in advance, anything urgent it's come along, we'll fit you in. About a year ago I started to cough but just couldn't get any breath behind it. ex GF was there and phoned the Village Surgery. Five minutes later the doc was there, had phoned an ambulance, intubated me and got me on oxygen. I thought it was all a bit OTT until I heard "Te Laat, Te Laat" coming down the road. My lungs were full of fluid and I was fitted up with a drip and spent the rest of the morning almost constantly peeing into measuring jugs. Discharged later that afternoon and been OK since
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:33
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A Grumman F4F Wildcat perchance Mr D.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:34
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Hi, parabellum. Sorry for delay, got caught up in day job!

The futures markets are genuine vehicles, and helpful indicators, but they don't drive markets. Easiest way to explain is an example. Right now, the FTSE 100 index (the sum total of the movements in share prices of the 100 largest companies in the market) is at 5744.

If you wanted to be able to buy the equivalent of that basket of 100 companies in the future - say, March next year - you can buy the right to do so today, at a certain guaranteed price. That's called a "call" option, and as I write March 2011 FTSE100 call which relates to a FTSE100 index level of 6,000 will cost about 18 pence. What that's telling you is that the market's feeling pretty optimistic today that, come March next year, the index will be trading at a higher level than 6,000. That price of 18p has risen from around 5p in July; back in April, it was over 30p. And guess what? In April, the FTSE100 had been rising strongly for several months, whereas in the summer it fell back, and has only just started to recover.

So in a nutshell, the futures markets give you a feeling for the level of optimism or pessimism in the market at any given moment, but they don't predict it. The take the temperature, but don't cause it.

Any of that make sense?
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:35
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A bloke I knew lost the toes off his left foot standing too
close to the edge of one of those lifting platforms.

'Tis indeed a Wildcat. Well, I think so.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:40
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Thanks Mrs Stockpicker, yes that does make sense. You know how it goes, when things are up who cares? but when things go down then there is a need to find someone to blame!

Thanks again. PB.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:42
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Judging by the matelots standing around, it's probably an RN carrier, Drapes, so the aircraft will be Grumman Martletts. The USN called them F4F Wildcats, as Handsfree mentioned. When they were superceded by the F6F, both Navies called them Hellcats, to avoid confusion.

Not a small carrier, by the look of the island, could be one of the Invincible (?) class. Also looks like they're heading for the frozen North, seeing the duffle coats. Not my idea of fun in those days, rather have the Med or the Indian Ocean. And an F4U Corsair!!
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:51
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Buggrit. "Investigatory" surgery it is then
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:54
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It is a Royal Naval ship JohnF. I've found the photo on the internet but it doesn't give the ship's name.

Grumman Martlet descending below decks

HMS Formidable ?
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 11:55
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Martlet tiz indeed.
Here's another.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 12:16
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Another mild day here, this will shorten the winter nicely this current spell.

Have decided upon crumpets for lunch.

Newfoundland No.2 is going on a diet, 'Bumble' looks like a barrel on legs. Had them both spayed and food requirements are the same but my other one 'Chance' hasn't put any weight on, must have different metabolisms.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 12:30
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God it's cold out there, brrrrrr. Busy week, so not around much. Finally exchanged on a house today!
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 12:50
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Finally exchanged on a house today!
Sounds encouraging!
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 12:50
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Looks like an Albacore, Drapes. Brought in to replace the Swordfish, all they did was place a cockpit over the thing and it was just the same! Swordfish was still operational at the end of the war!!

Might be the same carrier as the Martlet piccie, but on a better day . . . .
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 12:53
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Bit late in to the pooch names game but if you wait to see what tendencies are exhibited, Chewy can be appropriate.
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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 13:01
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direct from The Met in the original Hochdeutsch
Ah, yer can't beat those 1930s German convertibles. Was this the six wheeler that looked like it should be a half-track?

Lex, yer checked its still standin and not strewn up its own back garden?

Cold an bracin with the sun fighting to break out.
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