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    About 10 years ago worked in a North London Jewish school and had a Jewish girlfriend. These are very blunt, yet realistic observations. Unfortunately these character traits, and the push to acquire further wealth by penetrating other communities can lead to a general dislike of them. Some very bizarre rituals behind the scenes of the orthodox variety.
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    I can say with utmost certainty that a night on the tiles with Elon would be a complete blast. A moron, but not dull.
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    Excessive credulity in smart people

    Are we not just attempting to differentiate between intelligence and wisdom. The first can be acquired at any age, on any subject. However, the vast majority of dosboders are slightly older and generally done more 'living'. Marriage, divorce, friendship, jobs, mates, fights- all of this tends to increase a general understanding of people, what makes them tick, , their motives and the 'way things work'. This is wisdom. Therefore a university professor who has never graduated, or a super bright millennial, will be seen to make dumb mistakes due to their lack of awareness. * I would like to add , however, I do know people who have lived full lives, who still appear utterly clueless. Wisdom does not come automatically.
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    There is lots different strategies. I stick it in 5 years, which turns over quite quickly and choose my desired interest on Friday. Rates tend to tick up over the weekend as demand outstrips supply.
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    I am invested in 7 or 8 different p2p providers all with very different ways of working. If you have any specific questions about any, just ask. FYI Ratesetter is one of the 'Big 3'. The other 2 being Zopa and fundingcircle. The scale of their operations are significantly bigger than others, of which there are now dozens. I consider Ratesetter a reliable platform and have been with them almost 8 years without gripe. Would recommend. Look here for more information:
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    My Word! Average household monthly spend

    Blow all you guys out of the water, your spending peanuts - our household outgoing is 9-10K per month, (although do live in Hong Kong.)
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    Tommy Robinson thread

    Because, i suspect if i did a full in depth analysis of everything TR has said and done over the last 20 years (which I have not, just read, and watched snippets) I am sure I would conclude him as being a full on racist. He is merely changing his agenda as he goes along to suit himself. This does not take away from the fact that racist is so badly misused by the liberal media that the vast majority of people who are accused as being so, are not. Once again though, TR is correct on his assertions about the coverage and political handling of the mass rape cases.
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    Tommy Robinson thread

    Looking beyond the insults , there was enough to sway me once again against TR. He is an unpleasant individual by any accounts, BUT, has a very valid point about the reporting/ awareness of the degenerate scum behind the mass child rape cases. They deserve no protection and should be hanged, drawn and quartered.
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    Tommy Robinson thread

    Interesting summary below of the actual facts around the case. I almost had some sympathy for TR yesterday, thankfully now recovered.
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    Non SJW celebs.

    The Australian comedian jim jefferies is borderline cruel, but the polar opposite to SJW and sometimes very funny.
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    1990s music

    Thanks for that, cracking indie tune and a pretty unknown band with an impressive back catalogue. Nice!
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    FTSE 1999

    Its actually much worse than headlines. If, like most of the world you view assets in terms of USD the FTSE is 16% down since 1999. Which ever way you spin it (inc. dividends) the FTSE has been a poor performer if you have badly timed your investment. The general impression the stock market has become a casino is probably quite right.
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    FTSE 1999

    But his has been the key problem with investing in some UK and global stocks recently is that much of the US market feels bubbly, but other global indices do not. However, if the USmarket corrects (as it should) you can be damned sure others will fall with it, so what do you do?
  14. Having worked in a Jewish school for a year I would say that a number of the key character traits became evident that led me to not what to spend extended durations within the community and could see how groups of a certain disposition could find their outlook highly annoying and irritating. This of course no way condones anti semitism and overall I have often felt that its confusing how it appears rife (according to the media) but generally in the modern world there seems little reason to direct such hatred, and indeed rarely witnessed in every day life..
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    Everyday Feminism - lunatic SJWness

    Wolf Whistling- It was still relatively common in the 80's and early 90's on the building sites I worked on. Almost without exception it was directed at women who, by the way they dressed/looked you could tell would respond positively and without offense, and so this proved to be the case.