Ponty Mython

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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from billfunk in Last share you bought?   
    Yes, I think the GE connection is enough to scare me away for now, having been keeping an eye on this for a while. If I were already in, doubtless I would be holding though.
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    Ponty Mython reacted to billfunk in Last share you bought?   
    Yeah, I spiked myself on NCCL averaging up. Not a happy bunny on this one. I am holding for the time being. The announcement of the JDA was botched, and GE's accounting issue doesn't help, but it's only small fry for them. I wonder if an ENRON type scandal would necessarily spell the end of this deal? It certainly isn't helping the share price in short term. 
    It is definitely my most uncomfortable holding currently, but I am not planning on selling just yet.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from Harley in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    Cheers, dgul, that is exactly what I thought, I just needed a reality check.
    BBC reporting is never good at the best of times, but recently the standard has dropped significantly.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from billfunk in Last share you bought?   
    Bill. re NCCL: given the light currently being shone onto GE, any thoughts as to how Ncondezi would fare if we have a new Enron on our hands? Can't imagine it would be good!
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    Ponty Mython reacted to dgul in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    The report is wrong.  People are worried about deflation (or, rather, worried about their investment failing so they get nothing back).  I suppose the article is sort-of-technically correct -- they're worried about inflation of the negative type...
    The bonds seem mad -- you're better off in cash -- but the types buying the bonds are the sort that can't hold vast amounts of cash (pension funds, etc), so bonds is all there is left if you want 'secure'.
    But there's more to it as well -- the sale was a failure; they didn't sell their offering (I think they sold 1/3rd of it).
    And there's even more -- the market is being led by governments / central banks buying their bonds (but in the secondary market, so it is okay and not bad, apparently) -- so if they couldn't sell the bunds what does that tell you...
    Oh, but they did sell them -- the unsold ones were bought by the Bundesbank -- and what does that tell you.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from bobo in New Car Registrations   
    Yes, you could get a new KA for five grand in the early 2000s.
    What shits me even more is the price of new motorbikes. Again around 2000, a supersport 600 could be had for five grand new, a 900/1000 superbike was about seven; prices have more than doubled since. At Thruxton a few weeks ago, BMW were showing off their latest two-wheeled wares - 20 grand if you please...
    Easy finance is the culprit, as well we know.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Got a Mercedes? We're watching you.   
    I think I mentioned this on another thread. When I took my car for a service recently (7 years old, bought used with a service plan, hence my taking it to a main stealer), I was offered this device for free. It is sold (hard) as a great way to interact with your car via a smartphone app. Is it bollocks...
    Mercedes = German = EU = dictatorship.
    Vote leave, kids!
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from UmBongo in New Car Registrations   
    Yes, you could get a new KA for five grand in the early 2000s.
    What shits me even more is the price of new motorbikes. Again around 2000, a supersport 600 could be had for five grand new, a 900/1000 superbike was about seven; prices have more than doubled since. At Thruxton a few weeks ago, BMW were showing off their latest two-wheeled wares - 20 grand if you please...
    Easy finance is the culprit, as well we know.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in New Car Registrations   
    Yes, you could get a new KA for five grand in the early 2000s.
    What shits me even more is the price of new motorbikes. Again around 2000, a supersport 600 could be had for five grand new, a 900/1000 superbike was about seven; prices have more than doubled since. At Thruxton a few weeks ago, BMW were showing off their latest two-wheeled wares - 20 grand if you please...
    Easy finance is the culprit, as well we know.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from Chewing Grass in New Car Registrations   
    Yes, you could get a new KA for five grand in the early 2000s.
    What shits me even more is the price of new motorbikes. Again around 2000, a supersport 600 could be had for five grand new, a 900/1000 superbike was about seven; prices have more than doubled since. At Thruxton a few weeks ago, BMW were showing off their latest two-wheeled wares - 20 grand if you please...
    Easy finance is the culprit, as well we know.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from stokiescum in Buying a big tent   
    Now THAT is a pun.
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    Ponty Mython reacted to SNACR in Buying a big tent   
    Now is not the winter of my discount tents!
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Buying a big tent   
    I have one of those - it's fucking ace. I can put it up on my own and a six footer can stand up in the middle. It is pretty heavy, but comes in a (slightly shit) wheeled bag, so not too hard to move around. As a bonus, when at a festival, you can offer your pump to pissed burds who can't seem to work theirs...
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from Kurt Barlow in Ethnic breakdown across europe   
    @TheC*untOfNowhere
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from Kurt Barlow in Ethnic breakdown across europe   
    For me, it's Golfs. I swear 50% of the broken down cars I see are those paragons of "if only everything in life was as reliable as a Volkswagen" virtue.
    Shit to drive, as well.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from gibbon in Bikes in supermarket   
    A black car, clearly racist...
    No doubt SNARCy will be along shortly.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from spygirl in Bikes in supermarket   
    A black car, clearly racist...
    No doubt SNARCy will be along shortly.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from The XYY Man in Old Car Spotting   
    All good, newly sober daft cunt (if only I were the same...).
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from Fischer in Bikes in supermarket   
    A black car, clearly racist...
    No doubt SNARCy will be along shortly.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from whocares in what3words - Useful app or something else?   
    When I took my car in for a service a few months ago, I was offered free installation of some kind of monitoring device, allegedly to give me real-time information via a phone app on fuel consumption and fuck knows what else.
    I took this to be the model for per-mile charging and/or speed limiting and/or some other kind of Big Brother monitoring.
    To appease the gallery, my car is German...
    When I took my car in for a service a few months ago, I was offered free installation of some kind of monitoring device, allegedly to give me real-time information via a phone app on fuel consumption and fuck knows what else.
    I took this to be the model for per-mile charging and/or speed limiting and/or some other kind of Big Brother monitoring.
    To appease the gallery, my car is German...
    When I took my car in for a service a few months ago, I was offered free installation of some kind of monitoring device, allegedly to give me real-time information via a phone app on fuel consumption and fuck knows what else.
    I took this to be the model for per-mile charging and/or speed limiting and/or some other kind of Big Brother monitoring.
    To appease the gallery, my car is German...
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    Ponty Mython reacted to The XYY Man in Old Car Spotting   
    I've just read back my original post, and have now got it - the car is actually 47 years old, and I am a daft cunt.
    You continue to keep me right Ponty mate...

     
    XYY
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from The XYY Man in Old Car Spotting   
    2019 - 1972 = ? A level results are out today...
    I do love your contributions, both to this thread and to the site in general.
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from swiss_democracy_for_all in Had a chat today with two Norwegians   
    Does her T-shirt read "Don't wank"?
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from eight in Three Tunes For Your Funeral...   
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    Ponty Mython got a reaction from The XYY Man in Three Tunes For Your Funeral...