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  1. The secret here is to nurse one another; not everyone will be infirm in the same way. Someone has just done this with a co-housing initiative, but it took years to set up the paperwork, and some friends died in the meantime.
  2. I'm not suggesting anything vulgar. But they are overlooked and ignored, which is exactly what happens to beta males, isn't it?
  3. Have you got any younger relatives who would care two figs about you? Instead of DOSBODs island, could we found DOSBEDS, sheltered accommodation for the unloved?
  4. p.s. If it an encouragement to retire early, I read something recently that suggested we have 67 years of good health, on average, then 12 of poor health. Usually, it takes us a year or two to die. It's a bit a blow that all your plans for retirement coincide with the 'ill health' phase.
  5. Alternatively, do as little as possible in your working years so it's not a shock when you retire The protestant work ethic is mostly wrong in my view, and is a hangover from Catholicism where people earned their status in the afterlife through good deeds or bought their status with indulgences. After the Reformation, people couldn't quite let go of the old ideas, or accept the new idea that belief was the only requirement, so toiling hard became a proxy for earning salvation.
  6. Bod

    Bye bye Treason May?

    It's not an argument to say that we would have been right had the world been simpler. You've indicated that human psychology at the individual and group level has to be incorporated into economics in order for it to make predictions, and therein lies the is a near impossible task.
  7. Bod

    Bye bye Treason May?

    You make a good point that is worth more consideration. Did we make this prognostication with maths, or by understanding human nature/nastiness, or by observing society first hand? We also predicted a HPC every year from 2003 onwards, and it still hasn't happened properly.
  8. Bod

    Bye bye Treason May?

    It's also the economy that no-one understands because economics is a bogus science, hence the Queen asked LSE about the 2008 financial crisis, why did no one see it coming? If economists can't describe what's happening, its a good bet that TV presenters and journalists can't.
  9. I know someone who has recently closed his nursing home because it wasn't profitable; and this was despite charging £1000+ a week!
  10. Bod

    Bye bye Treason May?

    Gavin Campbell. James Goldsmith was right on the money about globalization: It's like men and women being allowed in the same cycling race.
  11. Good synopsis, Funn3r. It's hardly ever discussed in the mainstream press. I'm not convinced the Skripal poisoning wasn't a false flag operation to allow the US to impose more sanctions on Russia.
  12. Bod

    Bye bye Treason May?

     The ECB is a supranational body beyond the reach of any countries police force or court. No one can investigate them except themselves. Staff have diplomatic passports. This shows the arrogance and aloofness of the people at the top of the EU food chain. I didn't previously know that former EU ministers can't be taxed on their EU pensions. Still it fits the pattern.
  13. Remember, every penny you donate helps make a their pension black hole. 29,600 people donating £10 each just to top up the CHILDREN IN NEED employees’ pension scheme for 2017.
  14. The Gods Must Be Crazy It's like Idiocracy, but set in the 1970s in Botswana. The more he improved his surroundings to make his life easier, the more complicated he made it, so now his children are sentenced to ten to fifteen years at school just to learn how to survive in this complex and hazardous habitat they were born into.