Welcome to my website, this website has no real specific aim - I'm not trying to sell you anything! It is just a way for me to experiment around with web design and also have a presence on the net. Please take the time to watch some of the embedded videos below - it will open your mind!
If any of you guys reading this went to any one of my old schools or colleges, either Fareham Park, Neville Lovett School in Fareham or Highbury college in Portsmouth then I would love to hear from you and find out what you've been up to since I last saw you? My email is located on the banner at the top of this page - please get in contact or leave a message for me in my guestbook!!
If you went to Neville Lovett and you were in the class of 95, e.g. You left in 1995 then please visit my "Class of 95 Reunion page". I am trying to collate contact email addresses so that we can organise a reunion at some point in the future. Please visit the link below for more information.
12/12/06 - Starting Your Own Website - In a Nutshell
For those of you reading that might be interested in how you might start up a website like this, I have compiled a short step-by-step guide of the things that you will need to do to get yourself started. My guide covers: selecting a domain name, sorting out web hosting, webpage design and optimisation, search engine optimisation (SEO) and finally getting your site live on the net. I hope you will find it useful, please follow the link below.
You work all your life for money which doesn't actually exist, this is the Illusion that is Money.
When you borrow money from a bank, the bank doesn't go and print new notes, or mint some new coins. The clerk behind the counter simply types figures into a computer screen, that's all. From that moment onwards you are legally bound to repay back to the bank the money that never existed in the first place. Some say that the figures on the screen represent the value of gold or silver. If that is the case, does the bank have somewhere, a big store full of gold and silver which would total up to the amount of paper money and computer digits they say they have? Of course they don't. The paper money and computer digits are nothing but an illusion.
If you have a millions pounds you can lend it to someone. If a bank has a million pounds, it can lend up to ten times that amount and also charge interest on it. Therefore you have a scenario of only one million pounds in actual physical existence, but somehow the bank is now owed over ten million pounds!! Where did the other nine-plus million pounds come from? Well, It came from an illusion created by the bank, that's all.
Now the frightening scenario happens when you can't pay back to the bank this pile of imaginary money (digits on a computer screen) that you borrowed in the first place. The bank can now come along and take away your wealth which actually does exist. Your house, your land, your car and whatever else totals up to the value of how much non-existent money you borrowed from them in the first place, along with the interest on that imaginary money too!!
"I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of......"
On a UK bank note it states "I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of.......". What that actually means is, the bank has pledged to the holder of that note, that on demand they will give to the holder, the value stated on the note in gold or coinage. A bank note is merely an IOU! Therefore you are perfectly entitled by law, to ask for the total value of your bank account (or accounts) to be paid to you in gold or coinage - it states it on all bank notes and is authorised by the Chief Cashier, you can clearly see the signature of the Chief Cashier on every note too. So that means that everyone is entitled to have their money given to them by their bank, in gold or coinage. The only problem is that there is nowhere near enough gold or coinage in circulation to honour these pledges, which means in effect the paper money is completely worthless. If you want some entertainment, I suggest you ask your local bank for a £10 note to be paid to you in Gold. They are obliged to honour your request and the look on the young clerk's face will be all the entertainment you should need for one day.....
Here's what the Bank of England states on Legal Tender and the Promise to Pay Legal Tender
The concept of legal tender is often misunderstood or mis-interpreted. In contrary to popular belief, legal tender is not a means of payment that must be accepted by the two parties in a transaction, but rather a legally defined means of payment that should not be refused by a creditor in satisfaction of a debt. The current series of Bank of England notes are legal tender in England and Wales but not in Scotland or Northern Ireland, where the only currency carrying legal tender status for unlimited amounts is the one and two pound coins.
Promise to pay
The "Promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of ...." on Bank of England notes has nothing to do with legal tender status. The promise to pay stands good for an unlimited time and means that the Bank will pay out the face value of any genuine Bank of England note no matter the age of the note. The promise to pay also holds good for damaged or ripped notes as long as enough of the note survives to prove that it was genuine and no previous claim for it has been received by the bank. The bank's mutilated notes department receives more than 25,000 claims a year for anything from fire or water damage to notes eaten by household pets.
It's one of them moments when you think to yourself "what the hell am I doing?" The sheer adrenaline rush is un-comprehendable and the fear factor is pretty extreme. Although after you relinquish the opportunity and take the jump you realise that you have been worrying a little too much for no reason at all. The experience is far more rewarding than it may seem at first. To face and overcome your fears is a sure way to become much stronger as a person. It will also open new doorways for you to push yourself further and maybe try them other sorts of things that you dread so much. Go on, you know you want to, why not give it a go sometime?
The video below was my little opportunity to overcome 'the fear of the bungy'. This video was taken in April 2006, when I decided to jump 45m off the Auckland harbour bridge in New Zealand with only a gigantic elastic band wrapped around my legs. I long now for the day when I can do it all again, but this time backwards and from an unthinkable height!
08/10/06 - The Search for Matt or Matthew Ward's!!!
If your name is Matt Ward or Matthew Ward, I would like to hear from you. I want to see how many people are out there with the same name Matthew Ward. In the guestbook I already have a few people with the name Matt Ward and when I get a few more I will make try and collate them altogether on a special Matt Ward page!!!
So if your a Matt Ward or a Matthew Ward, drop me an email and tell me the city you live in, your country and also your age. Let's see how many Matt Ward or Matthew Ward's that we can find out there in the world!!
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