Kurt Barlow

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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Syria Gas Attack   
    A 300km range and speed of 5600mph may have had something to do with it.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-200_(missile)
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    Kurt Barlow reacted to One percent in UK housing transactions hit 5 year low/Rightmove listings jump 16% in Sept   
    Thats ok, there will be little impact as the vast majority are EEs, normally picked up outside the local big shed builders merchant and paid (slave wages) by the day. 
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    Kurt Barlow reacted to Sugarlips in The dud Kangaroo bounce thread   
    Dont worry the new PM is Very close with the AUS property lobby, he'll have your back with double, nah triple home owners grants and other creative htb scheme like let the young access their pensions to bid up the east coast bubble just that bit more..
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from JFK in Over 75s free TV Licence going?   
    My parents moved to Cambridge just before I was born. 
    My Grandfathers first comment on seeing the layout of Cambridge - the Luftwaffe should have done a better job here. 
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    Kurt Barlow reacted to PatronizingGit in Over 75s free TV Licence going?   
    And how much of this "urban subsidy" is just a small crumb thrown to offset the "negative externalities" of other policies. 
     
    Take my 'local' city, Cambridge. The richest live in Cambridge with zero or minimal commuting costs (or very much adjacent villages) and protest vociferiously if their precious greenbelt is encroached upon, stifling supply of housing in and directly around the city and keeping their property prices even higher. The poorer people are, the further they have to commute in from....30 miles out into the fens isnt unusual. I doubt anyone wants to spend an hour plus each way sitting on some bumpy agricultural vehicle saturated fenland road, but because of housing policies, thats what they must do. 
     
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    Kurt Barlow reacted to Austin Allegro in How has the EU wasted your money?   
    Just checked my area and most of it seems to be funding for small innovative engineering firms. At least that's better than the lesbian diversity outreach stuff that councils spunk our money on. 
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    Kurt Barlow reacted to One percent in Retire in your forties   
    Yeah but..  you I think own your own business, or are at least self employed. Working “for the man” in a large organisation can be soul destroying. Surrounded by naves and fools with no power to change things. 
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Democorruptcy in Venture Capital Trusts   
    Nice one - cheers
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    Kurt Barlow reacted to Democorruptcy in Venture Capital Trusts   
    This article from 2017 might be of interest https://www.ftadviser.com/investments/2017/03/01/vcts-return-82-over-past-decade/
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in Venture Capital Trusts   
    A general question really but Frank is probably best placed to answer. What are the typical returns on VCT's irrespective of the tax position. 
    I have concluded I will never own property again, not least due to the mercurial views of my wife which largely seem to be at 180 degrees to whatever view I'm taking. So in this situation I might as well take some of my deposit money and get it working harder. I don't mind some risk. I have had the occasional share holding go bust -fortunately they have been small holdings. 
    I won't hold anyone to their comments about returns!
    Also general views on investing in them. 
    I have a six figure sum invested in shares and investment trusts so I am reasonably savvy but haven't ventured into VCT's other some smallish holdings of industrial providence society shares (wind farms). 
     
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from MrXxx in I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis   
    I have received an instruction no less from the MD and the Director of Diversity and other Fuckwittery to complete my diversity profile on SAP! This includes gender, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, and disability. 
    I am minded to refuse. Or I might put Tourettes Syndrome in the disability bit which will help when I respond to their follow up. 
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Black guys and white women in adverts   
    I knew a guy who dated an extremely attractive black girl and 99.9% of the racism they suffered was from black men. 
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    Kurt Barlow reacted to Virgil Caine in I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis   
    It is a bit like all the audio typists paid £5 per hour who were sacked all those years ago when word processing was introduced to be replaced by people paid twice as much to type three times more slowly.
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    Kurt Barlow reacted to Option5 in I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis   
    I've removed SAP training from my CV hoping they won't expect me to use it, so far so good
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    Kurt Barlow reacted to Happy Renting in I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis   
    In prewar Holland, the census form helpfully asked about religion.
    After invasion, the Nazis found this information vey helpful.
    I think Holland lost a greater percentage of its Jews in the Holocaust than any other country.
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Austin Allegro in I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis   
    I wish I was. 
    I spent the first 13 years of my career in local government and they were super efficient compared to The organisation I work for now
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Black guys and white women in adverts   
    I knew a guy who dated an extremely attractive black girl and 99.9% of the racism they suffered was from black men. 
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Melchett in I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis   
    I have an interview with a private sector company on Thursday - 1st stage. If I get it it would be a 20K pay rise and a nice motor
    The problem is with Mrs B being a high flying engineer type the one advantage of Diversity Shang-ri-la is that its relatively flexible and as my boss is at diversity meetings most of the time I can fook off or turn up late as I do most of the transit to day nursery for nipper Barlow and no one notices. 
    Despite the above I'm still about 1000% more productive than most of my colleagues. 
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Black guys and white women in adverts   
    I knew a guy who dated an extremely attractive black girl and 99.9% of the racism they suffered was from black men. 
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Melchett in I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis   
    I have an interview with a private sector company on Thursday - 1st stage. If I get it it would be a 20K pay rise and a nice motor
    The problem is with Mrs B being a high flying engineer type the one advantage of Diversity Shang-ri-la is that its relatively flexible and as my boss is at diversity meetings most of the time I can fook off or turn up late as I do most of the transit to day nursery for nipper Barlow and no one notices. 
    Despite the above I'm still about 1000% more productive than most of my colleagues. 
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Black guys and white women in adverts   
    I knew a guy who dated an extremely attractive black girl and 99.9% of the racism they suffered was from black men. 
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Melchett in I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis   
    I have an interview with a private sector company on Thursday - 1st stage. If I get it it would be a 20K pay rise and a nice motor
    The problem is with Mrs B being a high flying engineer type the one advantage of Diversity Shang-ri-la is that its relatively flexible and as my boss is at diversity meetings most of the time I can fook off or turn up late as I do most of the transit to day nursery for nipper Barlow and no one notices. 
    Despite the above I'm still about 1000% more productive than most of my colleagues. 
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Black guys and white women in adverts   
    I knew a guy who dated an extremely attractive black girl and 99.9% of the racism they suffered was from black men. 
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Black guys and white women in adverts   
    I knew a guy who dated an extremely attractive black girl and 99.9% of the racism they suffered was from black men. 
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    Kurt Barlow got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Black guys and white women in adverts   
    I knew a guy who dated an extremely attractive black girl and 99.9% of the racism they suffered was from black men.