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Thank you both for the kind words.

Now my image as a Marlon Brando type tough guy is in ruins. :D
 

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There are no moderators, just one Joe.

He is fair, sensible, reasonable, equitable and all the rest. But most of all, what he says is the bottom line.
 

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These days I mostly dream about five acres of fertile land and a little cottage so I could spend my days growing vegetables and listening to the birds and the sound of the wind whispering through the leaves on the trees.
That's sounds very nice. Until the people from General Chat find out where you live, and invite themselves over to your cottage to share their latest views on religion :eek:
 

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That's sounds very nice. Until the people from General Chat find out where you live, and invite themselves over to your cottage to share their latest views on religion :eek:

Trust me, they won't find me. I'll cover my tracks well. Very well.

In any case, I'm less political today than I've ever been and I find dogmatic political bomb throwing to be tedious and boring. Can't stomach it. So if they do find me, I'll have to set the dogs on them.

What I want for ASF is the same thing I wanted on the day I started it: to have a constructive stock market focused community where people are courteous and civil to each other, help each other, share knowledge unselfishly and engage in discussion and debate with each other in a respectful way.

Is that too much to ask? :D
 
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Jeez you guy's, I'm starting to tear up, with all this group hug stuff.:roflmao:
Ann put the bottle away, you are starting to make it sound, like a dating site.:xyxthumbs
 

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Jeez you guy's, I'm starting to tear up, with all this group hug stuff.:roflmao:
Ann put the bottle away, you are starting to make it sound, like a dating site.:xyxthumbs
Nah, Literotica is my dating site of choice after a draught or two....if you are very good I will give you my Lit Name. I write erotic stories and haiku amongst other stuff! :joyful:
 
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Nah, Literotica is my dating site of choice after a draught or two....if you are very good I will give you my Lit Name. I write erotic stories and haiku amongst other stuff! :joyful:
I still haven't thanked you for posting up Disturbed "Sounds of Silence", I just have to keep replaying it, magic song thanks for the heads up.
Just another of the great threads on ASF, that isn't stock related, that makes it the best online financial forum.
 

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I still haven't thanked you for posting up Disturbed "Sounds of Silence", I just have to keep replaying it, magic song thanks for the heads up.
Just another of the great threads on ASF, that isn't stock related, that makes it the best online financial forum.
You just want some erotic haiku! Confess! :D
 
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In any case, I'm less political today than I've ever been and I find dogmatic political bomb throwing to be tedious and boring. Can't stomach it.
I'll make a bold prediction, and I'm being serious here, that the purely political stuff that comes up in General Chat will burn out of its own accord before too much longer and the focus will shift toward economic debate.

That's a serious prediction by the way not a sarcastic one. :2twocents
 

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I'll make a bold prediction, and I'm being serious here, that the purely political stuff that comes up in General Chat will burn out of its own accord before too much longer and the focus will shift toward economic debate.

That's a serious prediction by the way not a sarcastic one. :2twocents

Let's hope so. :)
 
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I'll make a bold prediction, and I'm being serious here, that the purely political stuff that comes up in General Chat will burn out of its own accord before too much longer and the focus will shift toward economic debate.

That's a serious prediction by the way not a sarcastic one. :2twocents
I tend to agree with you, there already seems to be a much more serene political climate, since the election.
Hopefully politics can get off the front page of the papers, and the politicians can just get on with their jobs, and maybe the reporters will get back to theirs.
 
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I tend to agree with you, there already seems to be a much more serene political climate, since the election.
Hopefully politics can get off the front page of the papers, and the politicians can just get on with their jobs, and maybe the reporters will get back to theirs.

Not the way the media works these days.

Papers are past it and will probably be dead in 5 years. I have only bought one or two in the last 10 years.

"Reporters" have turned into "commentators" and have to keep churning out trivia every day in order to get paid. Quality journalism has been replaced by volume and a desperate rush to break a story before any one else gets to it.

There is little dissection of policy, just the quest for the ultimate "gotcha".

I can't really set it ending because gradually the serious media is being eaten up by the "entertainment" industry, eg the disappearance of Fairfax into Nine. It's all pretty sad really.
 
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These days I mostly dream about five acres of fertile land and a little cottage so I could spend my days growing vegetables and listening to the birds and the sound of the wind whispering through the leaves on the trees.

If the opportunity comes up grab it with both hands @Joe Blow, it's a great lifestyle.

After years of wwoofing (wwoofing on a farm in the Grampians at the moment) and growing vegies on our 1/4 acre backyard we made the move a couple of years ago. We liked the idea of being part of a community of like-minded people so we ended up buying a share in a few hundred acre permaculture community, but having wwoofed on smaller farms I can see the appeal of just a few acres growing your own food.
 

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If the opportunity comes up grab it with both hands @Joe Blow, it's a great lifestyle.

After years of wwoofing (wwoofing on a farm in the Grampians at the moment) and growing vegies on our 1/4 acre backyard we made the move a couple of years ago. We liked the idea of being part of a community of like-minded people so we ended up buying a share in a few hundred acre permaculture community, but having wwoofed on smaller farms I can see the appeal of just a few acres growing your own food.

Thanks Captain. It's more of a medium term plan at the moment as it takes some manouvering to get yourself out of the city and find the right location where you can make it all work somehow.

I'm determined to do it but it may take a number of years of planning and scheming before it becomes a reality. I have noticed that rural property takes a lot longer to shift than urban property and the prices are much more affordable, so it's just a matter of waiting for the right one to come up at the right price, and at the right time.
 
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Thanks Captain. It's more of a medium term plan at the moment as it takes some manouvering to get yourself out of the city and find the right location where you can make it all work somehow.

I'm determined to do it but it may take a number of years of planning and scheming before it becomes a reality. I have noticed that rural property takes a lot longer to shift than urban property and the prices are much more affordable, so it's just a matter of waiting for the right one to come up at the right price, and at the right time.

I made to move from the city to the country 20 years ago and never looked back.

You won't regret it, but the downside is that services are limited and it can be boring at times.

If that doesn't bother you and you enjoy peace and quiet then country life is the way to go.

Best of luck on your journey.
 
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I'm determined to do it but it may take a number of years of planning and scheming before it becomes a reality.

My number 1 piece of advice is to make sure an outdoor pizza oven is top of the list in your initial building plans. People will come from miles around and help you do just about anything if there's a promise of home made, home grown, wood fired pizza at the end of the day :D
 
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