Saturday, 11 October 2008

My Dad Says

My Dad has been saying for 18 months "It's going to get bad, very, very bad."

He has been saying that Iceland is a fuckup for as long. Last year he was saying for the first time in his life "Cash, not property" He sold his house last November and paid off his debts and developers knocked it down and are trying to sell the rebuild, poor things.

But I spoke to him today and he says the stock market will pick up in 6 to 9 months and the economy six months to a year after that. So that's not so bad eh? We just gotta get through the next couple of years....

I love my Dad.

Update: It's alright! We're off back to the '70s. Relax. Smile. Enjoy


Sen. C.R.O'Blene said...

You're Dad is a very special man Lils - and I like him!

He's absolutely right of course, but it needs men like him in charge instead of the incompetant idiots we have at present.

As you know how old I am, (you look far too young...) we over here are in his generation, and I rate his attitude - give him my very best wishes please.

lilith said...

He is special Scrobs. I don't why the Treasury never ask him what to do.

Actually Scrobs, that is an old photo and he probably has half a generation on you...check the specs! He's had his cataracts done since then :-)

lilith said...

I am sure he'd like you too s: oddly he is terribly shy, but very funny.

idle said...

Not only intelligent, but brave enough to put his money where his mouth is. Well done him.

Not all our fathers are like this. Someone I know was asked by his father what he thought the prospects were for a very large sum of money invested in global markets recently. "How recently?" Within the last month. Groan. Son was then sarcastically thanked for his cheerful optimism. Son replied that economics was a subject best discussed soberly and honestly, rather than with a view to making someone feel better about his terrible decision.

Daisy said...

omg...the 70's i thought i got over

your dad sounds wonderful, it's nice to hear people still listen...even when they don't have to...

lilith said...

Thank you Idle, he's a smart man, the sort (like My Girl) who gets accused of cheating in a maths lesson because they don't show the workings out..., but he's always been interested in how money works, and has effectively had three careers. Over the last few years my sister and I have spent a lot of time reminding him that he could be thinking about other things...

You are right though, not all Dad's are like this. My ex father in law for example made a fortune in Tescos shares but lost an similar one on really daft property sales/purchases which, as the daughter of a conveyancer, I could have told him were daft at the time... had he asked :-) His son may yet go the same way...

lilith said...

Sorry about that Daisy. The 70's were tricky in many ways, not least in the facial expressions of the dancing girls..

You know what it is to have loved your Dad and to have lost him. The prospect fills me with terror.

Anonymous said...

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Communist China maps a realm of news with innocent lives?
Communist China is scheming a millennial terrorist activity by manipulating people's behaviors
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1. The anomaly in community traffic of cars and motorcycles and drag racing,and reckless honking by
cars and motorcycles is exceeding an unprecedented level.
2. Communist China has the technology to scan the human brain waves through military satellite and
to discern and decipher their thoughts,scheming to instill individual interference focusing on
each individual in need using the satellite electromagnetic waves.
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sounds for the perception of grossly traumatizing or startling pain,or deploying the broadcast
of noise via electromagnetic waves in sleeping humans with edited clips of films or through
voice or image signals onto our brains or besiege our sensory functions with fabricated
audible and sensory illusions.
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desires,appetite,and so forth.
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throughout the body,coughing,yawning,trembling,involuntary blinking of the eye,runny
nose and so forth.
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disrupt the heartbeat or respiration,manipulate dizziness,deprive one's sleep,spasm,saliva
gland,dental neural pain,etc.
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waves to besiege the broadcast media,map out viral disillusion or erroneous perception,and
investigate threats of brainwashing in viral spreading.
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adding a skewed interpretation to one's cognitive awareness,misleading an individual to
hallucinate or suffer,such as the North Korean's rigid smile,which is a tactic Communist
China often deploys to counter the people.
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interference projected onto the human's brain,this can only be achieved with a certain level
of frequencies at the source of interference,hence there is no doubt that it has to be the
electromagnetic wave. Yet questions remain as to what range of frequencies the source of
interference deploys,or what kind of electromagnetic waves insulation chamber would suffice
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molecular antennas, which are attached to the human brain in large number,creating
electromagnetic waves when the human brain is in function,where the current created by
Communist China's electromagnetic interference would poise to amplify in a staggering
number of multiplication,which Communist China can detect at all times to discern and
muscles would excel the generation of electrode,which in turn create a corresponding
electromagnetic wave within.
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6.14 "We had concocted the bombing incident at the U.S. embassy in Pakistan"
"Jiang Zhemin ordered us to kill you,but without creating scenes"6.16 "The Pakistani
civilian troops confessed that they had schemed the bombing of the U.S. embassy in
Pakistan,which we had manipulated them to confess,so what are you going to do about it?"
6.19 "Hey,why don't you just go ahead and commit suicide""We are going to scheme
murder using the public bus"6.20 "Commit suicide by burning charcoal,get it?"6.25 "Jiang
Zhemin just does not like you,go hit your head against the wall".
11. I reckon that there are victims abound out in the street,no less alarming than wars,and those
not in the know or did not understand that Communist China's simple electromagnetic design
could easily turn people against each other,create moving incidents,little lese to say mislead
the youth to broach down the wrong path,suicidal prompting,design and fabrication of a host
of society news (which Communication China refers to as movie making),as Communist China has had a
decade long of the technology,and has long abused its technological advantages to scheme up design
of abusing human lives by arranging fabricated news to poison and infiltrate the free
world,manipulate and misguide the contents of the media,and deploy brainwashing and malicious
spread of viruses,done with insinuation and riddles.The fact that Communist China's slaughtering
the innocent had been the result of a high level of calculation,and a high level of rationalization,
where the threats are in existence,and cannot be ignored of their detrimental severity.
12. Communist China often coerce people to watch news compiled by the reporter Lu Yuling of the cable
news in order for them to be saved,but few are aware that Communist China had merely deploy the
reporter to entrap many people. I do envision that those that turn to committing crime as framed
by Communist China,the extra sufferings by the ordinary people,and the deaths of many innocent
lives will not go unnoticed as hindered by a condoning attitude.
13. Nazi Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin, Chinese Liberation Army, security police and armed police have committed suppression and massacre on their own civilians. Hu, Jiang and the other atrocious butchers owe these innocent civilians! More horrible and serious is that they are using mysterious killing technologies to cause harms to human brains around the world, making advantage of numerous international politicians and journalists to help them commit atrocities and beautify their actions, aiming to overturn and suppress those innocent people and cover up their terrorist acts and win fame by cheating the world. Securing in the knowledge that they have strong backing, these arrogant and shameless butchers have committed tortures and mass killing cruelly to those innocent ones around the world. Unfortunately, neither these politicians and nor journalists knowing what is what would dare to express their conscience.
14. The inhumane acts and atrocities committed by Nazi China are far more vicious than that of Nanjing massacre in China during WWII committed by Japanese army, as Chinese government is using mysterious technologies to commit massacres to masses of bare-handed civilians around the world as well as launch violence and terrorist activities to suppress these completely unarmed people’s freedom of speech. These demons, like Hu, Jinag and Chinese Liberation Army, despise the chastity, dignity and precious life of those innocent ones and suppress the emotions of their beloved. Meanwhile, relying on the condition that most of people in the world will not be able to witness their vicious acts of violence and behaviors they have committed unscrupulously and shamelessly, these Chinese Liberation Army enjoys using cruel ways to torture, massacre and trample on these innocent people, physically and mentally, in one free world. The arrogant Hu, Jiang and those jackals nurtured under such ferocious power treat themselves as the symbol of benevolence and hero, as they fail to learn their gutless and vicious acts to trample on those innocent people. If these demons, butchers and dregs of human, such as Hu, Jiang and Chinese Liberation Army who have become frenzied and conscienceless appeared in the site of Nanjing massacre in WWII, they definitely would be the leading roles to act atrocities!
15. We don’t want to see masses of innocent people to fall victim to the hell on earth built by red China where they will be susceptible to tortures and massacres for thousands of years.
16. Despite being even unable to fend for themselves in face of the high-tech detriments and attacks from China, we can not tolerate the fact that these politicians and journalists will become the accomplices to help China commit its terrorist acts and suppression on these innocent people in the current era or an unknown future.
17. In view of the notorious, vicious and sinister Hu, Jiang, Chinese Liberation Army with blood-stained hands, we just cast doubt over whether these greats of knowing what is what who have negotiated with these demons will show their conscience to save these innocent civilians or will act just for the sake of their profits, or are under the control of China. In this current drowned world, how will these innocent lives be treated in face of the atrocious acts committed by these diabolical figures, or when these innocent people will witness the practice of democracy in China? Will these phenomena turn out to be the joint efforts and endeavors achieved by China and those powerful figures in the world? Are we really dedicated to overturning such adversity? Our goal is to eliminate the vicious power one day with our strenuous efforts, and we absolutely will achieve it!

Chen,Shun-Chuan 2002.10.13* Republic of China (Taiwan)

Anonymous said...


Do you know - I'd never thought of it like that. Thank you so much.

Electro-Kevin said...

Lilith - I don't know if your Dad's right or wrong, let's work on the assumption that he is. I'm happier for believing him.

I'd be even happier if we were going into this with 1970s British people though.

Trubes said...

By t'eck Lilith thats a 'golden oldie', (vid clip that is) not your Dad.
You look like him, I'm inclined to share his optimism though...He sounds a very wise chap, not unlike his Daughter,I don't doubt!


Anonymous said...

Your dad makes a lot of sense and there has to be a way out of all of this for us.

I think the important thing to stress is that we have two linked (but separate) stories going on here:

(1) the current banking crisis, which has required government intervention on a colossal scale to make banks feel safe about lending to each other.

(2) the almost inevitable recession, which will see jobs being lost, businesses going bust and houses being re-possessed.

Go into any shopping centre and you'll see little evidence of (1) stopping people from going shopping - because it doesn't really affect them yet.

When (2) really kicks in, then Gordon Brown will see his ratings go through the floor.

My forecast? General Election in May or June 09.

lilith said...

I don't know either Kev, but his financial advice has always been sound even if I haven't always been in a position to act on it myself!

It is still going to get very, very bad though.... just that it WILL improve.

lilith said...

Trubes, my Dad wouldn't object to you calling him a Golden Oldie, though he might blush :-)

We are wondering how we can fix the dog up to a dynamo....

lilith said...

I SO hope you are right...but much will be pretty fucked by then Lakes.

I can't believe Gordon's insane bletherings about how he is leading the globe etc let alone the fact the media are reporting things as they are. I learnt more about what is going on by reading the comments on CIF than I have from the economic experts like Bobby Pet-son.

Tuscan Tony said...

An astute fellow, and you are lucky to have such a dad. My ancient one discovered my blog last month and in a towering rage told me I should have respect for Gordon Brown, who is a very clever man, and besides, I couldn't do his job. I midly pointed out that I didn't want the post, and anyway, Gordon didn't seem to be able to do it either. He is a hoot, no doubt about it.

Does your dad play the markets?

lilith said...

Haha TT, what a parallel universe your Pop lives in! In answer to your question, Not any more :-)

Philipa said...

You look a bit like your dad :-)
So do I.

I like his predictions and hope everything settles down.

Ah yes; flares, platforms and big collars. I've been having a sort out and wearing clothes from the 80's which I preferred; big shoulder pads and 'Dynasty' dressing.