sleepwello'nights

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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    The West has never been able to find a good strategy to encourage them to develop. Any intervention ends up in turmoil and strife.
    The corruption is so endemic it ends up fouling institutions put in place to end the corruption. Just look at how ineffective and corrupt the United Nations has become.
    We need to stay out. Even our charity has done nothing to alleviate their problems. In fact by assisting we've made the problem worse because our intervention has enabled the population of the African continent to increase to 1.3 billion.  
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from Poseidon in How Britain's £239billion buy-to-let bubble burst   
    The way he handled the economy at the time was very much in line with what a lot of posters on here and TOS would have liked to have been implemented in 2008. You can understand why the Conservative party adopted the strategy they did. The alternative might have been good for economists of the Austrian school but it would have created a lot of hardship for the population, certainly in the short term if not the medium term. Politically the policies they adopted were expedient.
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    sleepwello'nights reacted to sarahbell in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    The West has never been able to find a good strategy to encourage them to develop. Any intervention ends up in turmoil and strife.
    The corruption is so endemic it ends up fouling institutions put in place to end the corruption. Just look at how ineffective and corrupt the United Nations has become.
    We need to stay out. Even our charity has done nothing to alleviate their problems. In fact by assisting we've made the problem worse because our intervention has enabled the population of the African continent to increase to 1.3 billion.  
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    The West has never been able to find a good strategy to encourage them to develop. Any intervention ends up in turmoil and strife.
    The corruption is so endemic it ends up fouling institutions put in place to end the corruption. Just look at how ineffective and corrupt the United Nations has become.
    We need to stay out. Even our charity has done nothing to alleviate their problems. In fact by assisting we've made the problem worse because our intervention has enabled the population of the African continent to increase to 1.3 billion.  
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    sleepwello'nights reacted to DocH in Brexit Betrayal thread   
    Too flippant for the subject. I find it hard to unravel these claims and counterclaims, and would genuinely appreciate thoughtful responses, which Dosbodians are eminently able to provide, and my being "too flippant" might make people think "Oh, he's not being serious. I won't bother to respond."
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    sleepwello'nights reacted to Chewing Grass in luxuary items   
    I have been compelled to decorate our bedroom and it has become apparent how many pairs of shoes Immelda Marcos has stashed under the bed, in storage boxes, in the bottom of her wardrobes and under the dressing table, the sheer mis-allocation of capital over the years is astounding.
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from Ina in luxuary items   
    Yes, my wife. She is definitely the most expensive thing in my life. It drives me nuts the way she finds to fritter money away. She smokes, so when we go abroad we usually bring hundreds of cigarettes back so that drives up the cost of our travels. Now you've got me started, clothes by the sack full, mountains of shoes, cosmetics, hair dresser bills. Then its my fault because "I only try to look nice for you". Yea right.
    She now works part time in a retail store so at least she gets staff discount on some items and her wages reduce the amount I have to subsidise her spending.
     
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from Ina in luxuary items   
    Yes, my wife. She is definitely the most expensive thing in my life. It drives me nuts the way she finds to fritter money away. She smokes, so when we go abroad we usually bring hundreds of cigarettes back so that drives up the cost of our travels. Now you've got me started, clothes by the sack full, mountains of shoes, cosmetics, hair dresser bills. Then its my fault because "I only try to look nice for you". Yea right.
    She now works part time in a retail store so at least she gets staff discount on some items and her wages reduce the amount I have to subsidise her spending.
     
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from One percent in Worcester child acid attack in court   
    An English tradition that goes back to Elizabethan times and earlier.
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from Ina in luxuary items   
    Yes, my wife. She is definitely the most expensive thing in my life. It drives me nuts the way she finds to fritter money away. She smokes, so when we go abroad we usually bring hundreds of cigarettes back so that drives up the cost of our travels. Now you've got me started, clothes by the sack full, mountains of shoes, cosmetics, hair dresser bills. Then its my fault because "I only try to look nice for you". Yea right.
    She now works part time in a retail store so at least she gets staff discount on some items and her wages reduce the amount I have to subsidise her spending.
     
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Dame Shirley Bassey was quite tidy in her day, if you like the exotic look.
    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/hot-50-wales-sexiest-women-1906270
    There are also some on Pornhub 
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    sleepwello'nights reacted to Wight Flight in Settled Status   
    I've got to pay a couple of hundred £ renewing passports this year.
    Who do I complain to?
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    sleepwello'nights reacted to Dim Ray in Settled Status   
    I never really understand the highly skilled migrants argument.
    Shouldn't we be educating our own population properly and giving them a chance to do the well paid, highly skilled jobs? 
    That would also mean we could stop stealing the useful people from poorer countries
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    sleepwello'nights reacted to One percent in The big EU count starts today   
    That’s a very good point. It should be levied at the same cost as a passport. 
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from null; in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    Yes that's the theory. The Central Banks at the request of Governments wouldn't let capitalism take its course. We have a hybrid system in the developed west currently where capitalism has been corrupted, in the interests of the majority. TBH I don't know enough about political or economic theory to be able to give more in depth explanation of how what we have now is not pure capitalism and whether the changes are preferable to pure capitalism. I think they are.  
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from null; in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    Capitalism didn't fail. Government/Central bank intervention was used to stop capitalism operating. Industrial civilisation wouldn't have ceased. There would have been a shock, scorched earth but then society and the economy would have recovered. Probably from a sounder base than we currently have. 
    The overleveraged banks would have been liquidated. Bondholders and shareholders would have seen their investments in the banks plummet. The assets, staff  and systems would have been acquired by other organisations and they would have restarted under new ownership. The new owners freed from the legacies of bad investment decisions in the past would have become more profitable. The world would not have ended.
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    sleepwello'nights reacted to A_P in Robinhood or Freetrade.   
    Unless you're a US citizen/resident you're going to struggle to use Robinhood and even if you were it opens up a whole can of worms. The last thing I read they were in no rush in coming to the UK (but that may have changed). Freetrade, which is the UK equivalent just launched, only available to IOS users at the moment with andriod "coming soon".
    We have one user using Freetrade and he's been updating the Credit/Delfation thread. Ultimately it's too early to get a full picture. I suspect you'll be better off sourcing another broker(s) that suits your wealth/porfolio size and type.
    Personally I'm only going to use freetrade (when they finally launch an andriod app) for smaller buying and selling and perhaps a bit of short-term trading.
     
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from JFK in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Yes, but you didn't mention the sexist Pornhub remark. 
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    sleepwello'nights reacted to JFK in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Coz I iz a unreformed male chauvinist pig?
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from JFK in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Yes, but you didn't mention the sexist Pornhub remark. 
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Dame Shirley Bassey was quite tidy in her day, if you like the exotic look.
    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/hot-50-wales-sexiest-women-1906270
    There are also some on Pornhub 
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    sleepwello'nights got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Dame Shirley Bassey was quite tidy in her day, if you like the exotic look.
    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/hot-50-wales-sexiest-women-1906270
    There are also some on Pornhub