A_P

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    A_P reacted to The XYY Man in Who wants to live for eveeer....   
    I use double cream in my coffee.
    Because I'm worth it...
     
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    A_P got a reaction from JoeDavola in Northern Ireland   
    I expect you would like the region. You would probably need a car though for the purposes of errands and getting about. Also that line goes out to Bangor so that area opens up to you as well
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    A_P got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Boris the wife beater   
    A mexican telenovela springs to mind. Slightly more upmarket than your Love Island or Laguna Beach for the descerning and educated folk.
    I can't believe you guys lap it up
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    A_P got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Savages   
    I think it can as long as it's used sparingly and just to get some of the big calls right. if there is any doubt then just play on. They need some rules in place to speed the thing up though. I don't watch much these days but caught a few minutes of the Austrailia game the other day. One of the players moved her chest to the ball and skimmed somewhere near her arm/shoudler/chest. During the live action I said not a penalty. They then spent 10 minutes going over the footage, rewinding and forwarding. There was no clear angle, and when they slowed it down just made the decision harder. For a while they were focusing on an angle from the rear where you couldn't even see anything. In instnaces like this it's not a penalty and move on. To take that long to come to a straightforward decision is just a waste of time.
     
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    A_P reacted to JoeDavola in Cat cafe / entrepeneurship / useless degrees   
    A coffee shop with a gimmick is the standard business idea for someone who knows nothing about business.
    They envision owning and running the business as being like hanging out in a coffee shop all day every day.
    In reality, it is very, very difficult to make a coffee shop profitable as an independent. This is well documented. I imagine a large percentage of those who do manage to keep one trundling along are getting their money from elsewhere, i.e. rich family members/other half or a tax credit topup. Or as @One percent says, possible money laundering - I know a few cafe's in the most 'enriched' business area of Belfast that I pass a couple times a day that are constantly empty yet trading for years.
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    A_P got a reaction from 201p in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    Well worth going back to some of his earlier videos. Especially ones where he talks abut his days as broker
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    A_P reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Women punching above their weight.   
    A lesson to us all.


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    A_P reacted to JoeDavola in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Funny how most of the blokes on the beach, as hard as it is to pick them out, appear to be slim.
    And those two ladies don't even count as fat in the UK these days.
    EDIT: to be fair like, neither of them are massive, but the irony is that the advert is aimed at obese people.
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    A_P reacted to 201p in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    No, although I have subscribed now, and was only watching when youtube put his videos on the "recommended" list. I have no interest in MOTG however his information does relate to trading/investing and the stockmarket some times. I'll have to watch a few more videos.
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    A_P got a reaction from 201p in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    Do you watch his videos regularly? I saw this at the time he posted the video. Have to say he's one of my favourite content creators, superb nuggets of information throughout. He's doing a good job of redpilling and educating normies on personal finance. I just skip the unboxings. He did one the other week and mentioned about bias and patterns. Whether that be localised, regional, national etc. It did make me consider a few things or places i peruse. I do have to say when reading certain things, whether that be a story, article or a forum posting i do read with a bit of scepticism, but when you consider the above video, it does really just make you wonder.
    It is interesting that MOTG seems to heating up again at the same time as Crypto...amongst other asset classes.
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    A_P reacted to 201p in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    I've posted this guy before, but he has a new video on trading "magic the gathering cards". This is a real story worth looking at and again has some parallels to the stock market. How people manipulate things to monetary gain. So one of his patreons pays a monthly fee to him, but publically bashes buying stuff from him to discourage other patreons buying. But this basher person buys $$$$s of product off him...
     
     
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    A_P got a reaction from Great Guy in Big Old Houses Converted into Apartments - Good or Bad?   
    It's a no brainer then, get applying
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    A_P got a reaction from M.C. UK in Gold and Other Precious Metal Investing   
    This is what put me off it. Pay over spot, receive less than spot plus the hassles of actually finding a vendor or buyer.
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    A_P got a reaction from M.C. UK in Gold and Other Precious Metal Investing   
    I believe from memory that someone mentioned the fund in the Credit/Deflation thread so you may find some info in there. Personally I'm buying SGLN and PHSP.
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    A_P reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Women punching above their weight.   
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    A_P reacted to Great Guy in Women punching above their weight.   
    It's like Shakespeare came down from heaven to pen that line.
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    A_P reacted to Great Guy in The special needs of one trump the enjoyment of the majority again   
    The dad comes across as a bell end in the article...
    I had a line manager that had a son with autism. The dad (ie the guy I worked with) was infamous for being socially retarded. It wouldn't surprise me if there is an autism gene and some people give it to their children. I bet the dad in this newspaper article is on the spectrum as well.
    For me society expects certain behaviour at certain events. If you can't behave properly you shouldn't really be going to certain events.
     
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    A_P reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Fighter escort   
    When interviewed passengers say they were relieved at seeing fighter jets escort them I'm not sure they get that.
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    A_P got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Wetherspoons Of The Future   
    So went into Spoons in Belfast yesterday evening. Place was rammed. Unlike most of the other spoons I've been into, where they are in old buildings with a bit of character. Usually with long bars so people are spread out and at least easy to wait at the bar to get served. This one is modern and seemed to have a short bar from what I could see.
    Queue looked about three deep so we lucked out and scored a table. Sat down, downloaded the app and had drinks ordered in two minutes flat. App scores lots of points with me. No registration required and could pay with paypal just needing a fingerprint. Was funny though watching multiple people with their cards out trying to get setup on the app.
    Dinner ordered with next round, £15.50 for two drinks, fish and chips and an ultimate burger. Not bad at all. Burger was much better than anything out of a fast food place and I would struggle to see the difference at paying twice the price at a PE burger joint.
    Surprisingly prices slightly more expensive than Surbiton and Woking though.
    I will continue to buy shares in Spoons. Perhaps we need a "What's going to succeed" thread to compliment the what's going to collapse next...
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    A_P reacted to DTMark in Are they preparing us for the truth about Klingons, Greys and Little Green Men, Women and Self-identifying Aliens?   
    So much to speak well of.
    Particularly, the way in which the unfolding story uses the Jewish family to make the parallel with what's happening.
    Could have been crass, predictable and obvious, instead it's really rather powerful.
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    A_P reacted to DTMark in Are they preparing us for the truth about Klingons, Greys and Little Green Men, Women and Self-identifying Aliens?   
    I think I know which series I need to revisit next. Even Marc Singer's bloody appalling acting couldn't detract from that production. Great series.
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    A_P reacted to whitevanman in Coastal houses and sea level rise   
    High tide hasn't been rising. People would notice if the mean high tide was rising. I'm a sailor and know lots of other sailors, nothing really changes apart from the mud and shingle moving about a bit. 
    Academia is corrupt and nobody believes their bullshit anymore.
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    A_P reacted to Austin Allegro in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Not just that. Most people in my experience can't get their heads round the idea of being rich but also being frugal, not realising that frugality combined with hard work and astute investment is how most people get rich in the first place.
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    A_P got a reaction from Harley in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    You can contribute as much as you earn into a pension up to £40K per annum. If you're jobless you can still contribute up to £3,600 pa and claim 20% tax relief. Essentially a net contribution of £2880 and getting an extra £720 top up. Obviously if you haven't worked or paid any income tax it seems like its free. But you would have paid tax many times over throughout your life so it's just a nice little top up for locking money away.