spunko2010

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    spunko2010 got a reaction from Snow bird in A dangerous trend of anti-white racism is increasingly promoted by parts of the Western media   
    Goodness gracious me, he said it.
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    spunko2010 reacted to Byron in Royal Wedding or Cup Final.   
    I really enjoyed the Royal Wedding!
    Didn't watch it of course but went shopping.
    Fabulous empty roads and shops.
    Can we have one every Saturday please?
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    spunko2010 got a reaction from Economic Exile in Rescued injured Sparrow Hawk - But everywhere is closed!   
    I had a magpie in my garden that couldn't use either of it's legs. It just laid there flapping. I had the shovel ready to kill it but couldn't bring myself to do the deed,  having killed my injured chicken the day before which was unpleasant,  so then i thought, sod it I'll put it in a box with newspaper and leave it for a bit. A few hours later it was gone... checked my cameras and it just flew away.
    This is my advice to the OP unless it's in obvious pain. 
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    spunko2010 got a reaction from LC1 in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    LEGO's latest set raises a few eyebrows.

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    spunko2010 got a reaction from Economic Exile in Rescued injured Sparrow Hawk - But everywhere is closed!   
    I had a magpie in my garden that couldn't use either of it's legs. It just laid there flapping. I had the shovel ready to kill it but couldn't bring myself to do the deed,  having killed my injured chicken the day before which was unpleasant,  so then i thought, sod it I'll put it in a box with newspaper and leave it for a bit. A few hours later it was gone... checked my cameras and it just flew away.
    This is my advice to the OP unless it's in obvious pain. 
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    spunko2010 reacted to XswampyX in Name that flower   
    Osteospermum Erato Special Orange
    http://www.hayloft-plants.co.uk/Osteospermum/Erato-Special-Orange/prod17439.html
     

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    spunko2010 reacted to Great Guy in Heads up for QT tonight   
    Green woman: "we would have a windrush day and want freedom of movement".
    Thats why I would never vote green...
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    spunko2010 got a reaction from Frank Hovis in £250K to rent a unit in a shopping centre   
    Two things that people underestimate, always, when it comes to running a business: Staff costs and rent costs.
    10+ years ago when i worked in retail in a large shopping centre, the unit was the smallest size possible, yet the rent then was £30k a month. I dread to think what it would be now.
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    spunko2010 got a reaction from LC1 in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    LEGO's latest set raises a few eyebrows.

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    spunko2010 got a reaction from TheCountOfNowhere in Mumsnet, are the all there?   
    I used to get that (I bought a house about 4 years in the end). It was up there with "When are you settling down?" and "when are you having kids"? If I was in a bad mood and didn't particularly like the person then a short, sharp FUCK. OFF worked.
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    spunko2010 reacted to Frank Hovis in Mumsnet, are the all there?   
    It's just a memorbale phrase that peopel quote because it makes them seem hat they know what they're talking about.
    "Cash is king" is another one.  Aside from what does that actually mean I woudln't have thought it held up in the Weimar Republic or latter day Zimbabwe or Argentina where cash is fancily-printed litter.
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    spunko2010 got a reaction from One percent in Ahh was pikey   
    Does Dolly Parton lie on her back?
    *Although that doesnt really work because the answer is NO not YES. Nevermind.
    I doubt anyone will identify them. I wouldn't if I knew them. Since they don't go to school nor work, it's unlikely they know anyone outside of the gypo community who is willing to name them. Even if they do, the RSPCA won't bring a private prosecution against a pikey.
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    spunko2010 reacted to Frank Hovis in Goodbye betting shops - Fixed odds max stake down from £100 to £2   
    The only people I've known to consistently win are the arbitrage ones who stake big sums for small margins and lay them off at other bookies.
    This to means seems like hard work whose returns I could better by putting the same effort into share dealing.
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    spunko2010 reacted to TheCountOfNowhere in Property Bee - dead or alive   
    Someone's just launched this
     
     https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/property-log/jccihedpilhidcbkconacnalppdeecno
    The database is a little sparse but I've going to furnish them with the property lion database so should have some usable info soon.
     
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    spunko2010 got a reaction from sarahbell in Fugly individually designed   
    "Architect designed" is one of my favourite EA terms. Find me a house that hasn't been designed by an architect.
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    spunko2010 got a reaction from TheCountOfNowhere in Mumsnet, are the all there?   
    You're lucky... The average wage where I live is £25k and the average 2.5 bedroom semi is about £500k. Basically more than  double the price of where you live. It's a disaster.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65264623.html
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62276020.html
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    spunko2010 got a reaction from sarahbell in Fugly individually designed   
    "Architect designed" is one of my favourite EA terms. Find me a house that hasn't been designed by an architect.
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    spunko2010 reacted to dgul in Goodbye betting shops - Fixed odds max stake down from £100 to £2   
    That's not right.  It massively understates the problem.  It is 25% of profits.  So, the gambling companies are making £2bln in profit, or about 0.1% of UK GDP.  That's bonkers for a start.  And, assuming that the house makes 3% (about right on Roulette), that's 3% of UK GDP going through the FOBT at some point.  That's insane.
    No.  Because that assumes a 'not-spent' paradigm.  All money is spent.  If it isn't being spent on FOBT it'll be spent on food, or fags, or pub meals -- or betting.
    (or, actually more likely, giving more money to a local laundry (20% is normal, so I understand), who will then spend it on TVs and Reeboks, etc).
    But the council will still get rates from shops that sell stuff that they wouldn't have sold, the landlords (overall) will keep on getting money, etc.  I'd even imagine that the 'problem gambler' will just go back to betting on the horses, so the betting companies won't lose much money.
    In the end, the only effect will be that small-scale money laundering profits will go from the betting companies to some local local guy with a pit-bull and an attitude, who'll then spend it on a 2 year old BMW and a holiday in Torremolinos.
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    spunko2010 reacted to dgul in Goodbye betting shops - Fixed odds max stake down from £100 to £2   
    The idea that these machines were ever a good idea is bonkers.  I'm very pleased that they've changed the stakes so substantially.
    The impact on minor crime, like drugs distribution, will be substantial.  It is such a great way to clean a few £k.  I'd be fascinated to see the stats on how many roulette games are even/odd/black/white (ie, no proper gambler plays these options as they're not exciting enough, but for laundering they're perfect -- an average cost of cleaning of 3ish% is a fantastic price). As I understand it, for the problem gambler it is the time on bet that is an important brake on their addiction.  So, even for horse racing you've got to wait for the actual race to take place.  The FOBT are terrible in that regard.  (it is also the reason why lottery scratch cards are worse than the lotto -- actually, the lottery is a 'good' gambling system -- you've got to wait a minimum of hours, if not days -- this delay  breaks the gambling cycle). There will be only two losers from this -- the gambling companies and the 2-bit criminal.  Everyone else will be better off.
     
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    spunko2010 reacted to spygirl in Mumsnet, are the all there?   
    You clearly dont have kids and have to chat to these mental harridans at the school gate.
    They are very real.
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    spunko2010 got a reaction from TheCountOfNowhere in Mumsnet, are the all there?   
    What options are there remaining for the government to keep prices high? Very few now. Maybe tearing up all planning restrictions. 
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    spunko2010 reacted to Melchett in Mumsnet, are the all there?   
    Sometimes it’s better to lose your tie than your whole shirt...
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    spunko2010 reacted to DTMark in Salamander (BBC4) - TV programme   
    I haven't, but I shall.
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    spunko2010 got a reaction from Wahoo in Capita   
    Oh but they do in Somerset. £2 a go... ! And that doesn't include plasterboard or mattresses or paint.
    It does however include a surly twat asking you repeatedly if you're a tradesman.
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    spunko2010 got a reaction from whocares in Keyless entry, a danger to the terminally stupid   
    On newer cars it starts to bleep if not within range of about 5 feet.