Inoperational Bumblebee

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    Inoperational Bumblebee got a reaction from DurhamBorn in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    To clarify, they aren't VAT-free. VAT must be charged everywhere within the EU, but due to Customs agreements there is no Import Duty from intra-EU deliveries, and the VAT is assumed to have already been paid.
    What the difference amounts to is what VAT is charged on. In Germany, I believe the VAT is charged at a lower rate (7%-ish? on this), and only on the dealer's profit (which I assume will be the difference between what you pay and the spot price). In the UK, you get charged 20% on the full whack, hence the considerable difference in price, and perfect legality in importation.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee got a reaction from DurhamBorn in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    To clarify, they aren't VAT-free. VAT must be charged everywhere within the EU, but due to Customs agreements there is no Import Duty from intra-EU deliveries, and the VAT is assumed to have already been paid.
    What the difference amounts to is what VAT is charged on. In Germany, I believe the VAT is charged at a lower rate (7%-ish? on this), and only on the dealer's profit (which I assume will be the difference between what you pay and the spot price). In the UK, you get charged 20% on the full whack, hence the considerable difference in price, and perfect legality in importation.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee got a reaction from whocares in 3 killed by train in South London   
    I thought that was what the Def 2 sign-off was? Death to anyone who overwrites this.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to Gloommonger in Train In Vain   
    Oh I do when the weather is decent. Need new front caliper seals hence being forced to endure the train. Journey time door to door is the same but the bike is more consistent. 
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    Inoperational Bumblebee got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    That Neon Nettle site is full of absolutely barking stuff that all seems to have a ring of truth to it.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee got a reaction from whocares in 3 killed by train in South London   
    Maybe if they look like a pile of jam you might not rush as you assume they are dead?
    [EDIT] I guess if the only train along a certain part was scheduled at half 7, and they were discovered later, that could explain it.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to Panther in Older women   
    Haha, then go inside and 'manspread' and 'mansplain' while insisting you are 'lezspreading' and 'lezsplaining'
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to Austin Allegro in Older women   
    From what I can gather, the left deals with this cognitive dissonance by pretending to themselves that the type of Muslims that come to the UK are those that wish to get away from the oppressive extremists in the middle east. I would be prepared to believe that if they had stopped wearing medieval clothing and praying openly in parks etc. 
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to One percent in 3 killed by train in South London   
    Ah was pikey. 
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to Sgt Hartman in Train In Vain   
    Manky mobile doss-houses I'd imagine. 
    Great idea but you'd need an army of security to deal with the piss takers.
    I'd like to take small Hartman for a trip to London for a look about and to introduce him to urban hell. A return ticket for two is 180 quid. 
    Thre three of us flew to Geneva for less than that.
    'Koff.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to dgul in Train In Vain   
    Like coffee, we've had normalisation of expenditure on certain things that have become very expensive.
    IMO we should have a policy that no train journey should be more expensive than single-occupancy driving on an 'average car' (running costs only -- not base expenditure like insurance or car tax) plus all day parking.  For concessions it should be no more expensive than driving there-and-back (ie, having a lift).
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to LC1 in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    Yes, that is a genuine unPhotoshopped picture of Obama. 
    If/when the infamous AK47 pic is finally leaked then all bets are off!
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to dgul in Older women   
    Older lesbians -- they're flogging a dead horse there.  A few seconds on the internet would have told them that the nearly all interest is in young lesbians, and no amount of free food is going to change it.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to TheNoSnowMan in Older women   
    Manchester hoping to have more dykes than Holland...
    When you consider the size of most of the dick dodgers - it really is a selling point.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to Game_of_Homes in Shopping with the desperate part VI   
    Really sad. One thing I have noticed is that almost all the homeless people I see are white. I wonder why this is? A hell of a lot of them are really young too, like in their 20s or 30s. I suppose some of them are on the streets because of drugs but don't know whether they take drugs because they are on the streets or whether it was drug addiction which forced them to be homeless. I do wonder, if we have so many native homeless individuals, why so much social housing has been given to people who have not been in the country very long and how this has been allowed to happen. Surely as we have a housing crisis, the last thing we need is even more dependents to house, especially when there is no social housing being built?
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to Hopeful in Less than 5% of robberies solved by Police in 2017   
    I don't ask the police for help anymore. I never report stolen goods, but then I also have no insurance. Most stolen goods on land have been small, like binoculars, SSD drives, other stuff like boat stuff can be large, but try getting any interest for stuff stolen at sea. As I've reported elsewhere, I've had a stalker for 7 years that has made numerous online threats but until a physical attack the police have said they are not interested.
    So, neither will I ever help the police.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to gilf in Less than 5% of robberies solved by Police in 2017   
    Reported plenty of stuff over the years to the Met police, from relatively minor to extremely serious. Never once had any sort of result out of them, in a majority of cases only contact was the initial one when I reported it. 
    I suspect a vast majority of people reporting crime to the police these days only do so as an insurance requirement or to cover themselves. Most recent one for me was a incident where both my number plates were stolen, had it been one I wouldn't have bothered only really bothered with the pair in case something happened down the line. 
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to No Duff in Less than 5% of robberies solved by Police in 2017   
    A monkey with a pin could possibly do better.  But then do they have enough of the right (ie. less new and shiney) resources given the increased population?  NHS all over again?  The social on-costs of FOM are adding up.  Of course if all this FOM was so good, all the extra income tax would fix that.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to Long time lurking in Merkel’s Coronation, or the german election 2017   
    See Gordon Brown and his working tax credits ,when it comes to European immigration until the one eyed cunt come up with that i think  Eu migration was a benefit to this country but still you can`t get away from the fact 500 million have the right to come here, this has suppress wages for well over a decade 
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to No Duff in Merkel’s Coronation, or the german election 2017   
    True, an epic big business wet dream.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to ste in Merkel’s Coronation, or the german election 2017   
    Just in time to step down as chancellor in Germany, have a rest before stepping  into Juncker’s vacant position next year. 
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to sleepwello'nights in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    On the scale of things your stationery example is very trivial. I know there are some suppliers who give the NHS very good value on supplies. And I have stories about private companies putting expensive procedures in place to control trivial expenses whilst ignoring other areas where better controls are needed that would be far more cost effective.
    The real issue with the NHS is staff cost. Why FFS do they employ agency nurses when they could just administer their own bank staff at far lower cost? 
    The issue is scale, large organisations inevitably generate waste. Senior managers should not micro manage. The most successful investor I know of, Warren Buffet, uses a simple means of exercising control. Return on investment, he leaves the businesses he invests in to run themselves. Provided he gets the return he expects he leaves people to get on with their jobs. The trick is channelling their energies in a way that benefits the organisation, and society.
     
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to macca in Income tax to go up to pay for the NHS   
    I hit the magic 60k, so never got those child tax credits.  Anyway I was reading about this the other day as I noticed last year I earned 56k. This was because I upped my pension.. So next election day when I can alter my pension contribution I am going to ramp it up so I get below 50k, This should allow me to claim £2500 for 3 kids.. or something like that.. But since I pay 40% on the 6k I will add to the pension I only see just over 3k of that anyway.. so will only be a few hundred worse off each year in hand after the £2500 tax credits I will gain, but 1000's better off in my pension.. Happy days!
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to 201p in GDPR blocked sites.   
    I recommend saving and making back ups of everything and keep important stuff offline as well as online. E.g. Documents, files, pictures, etc. These could be on social media, blogs, or dedicated cloud storage severs.
    This is because you may not have access to cloud severs based out of the EU. Brexit is unlikely at this point to circumnavigate these imaginary walls. It is unlikely big companies like Facebook or Google will have a problem, as they have the money to pay for access or the people to deal with it. But if you are with a 3rd or 4th tier or lower business, then yes, it may be you could get cut off.
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    Inoperational Bumblebee reacted to No Duff in GDPR blocked sites.   
    Very similar in that the EU also effectively stopped you buying US ETFs (investment funds) this year unless the US provider could bother with the paperwork.