Admiral Pepe

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  1. Admiral Pepe

    Princes of Yen

    Seen before, but never hurts posting it and watching it again.
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    UKIP release interim manifesto

    That's your lifetime allowance then really based on average house prices. So IHT will capture the boomers who have done nicely with house prices. Anyone with any sense though would have divided up any cash to the family long before they're nearing the deathbed. But with that said what about going forward? Anyone buying a house these days faces a big mortgage taking up all their salary and a heavily depreciating pound. House prices don't always go up. Bit of a double whammy on the tax front potentially when it comes to probate time. Spent a lifetime paying off the house and then haveto give 40% of proceeds to tax man. Just seems like a silly tax as already mentioned the rich can avoid it. Anyone with any sense can avoid it. It's just left to the suckers who have already paid enough tax.
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    UKIP release interim manifesto

    I thought IHT was anything over £325k? taxed at 40%?
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    Over the Border (Brexit thread)

    That they do. They seem to lean pretty left especially in regards to welfare from the few I know. The couple we are really good friends with are lovely, but we can't talk politics. Some of the crap they come out with, in la la land. The funny thing is they can see some of the individual issues, just can't connect the dots.
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    UKIP release interim manifesto

    Unfortunately, there is no way the trusts/offshoring will be undone or scrapped, ever. Probably worth watching The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire and you'll see why. As well isn't the majority of money subject to IHT already been taxed in some shape or form on the way eg earned income? I think I'm with @wherebee it seems like most people paying it are people who have done alright for themselves, but not well enough to know the right people.
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    Over the Border (Brexit thread)

    I don't see too many Greeks or Italians to be fair but they are here as I hear the language. The Spanish, that's another story. They are sticking out like sore thumbs because for some reason, they love to be in big groups whereever they are/go. Like for some reason in the supermarket or walking to the station, they're always in a group of 5-10 people. They are definetely not going home and going by a spanish couple we are friends with, they have no intention of going back for a long time. Just to state i don't have a problem with them coming here if there's a shortage of skills and open jobs. Their ecomny has been wrecked and by all accounts from our friends the local jobs have gone. What jobs are there are reduced hours and people are looking for favours/payments in return. On the flip side though it does have an impact for us here. If I notice in our small town this many Spanish moving in at this rate, it's going to be having a wider impact, which isn't good for anyone.
  7. The problem with that is you're going to be dealing with scammers and a whole host of potential problems eg paypal, delivery companies. Is it really only worth holding physical for SHTF moments or numismatic reasons? Seems like BullionVault, Goldmoney or ETC's really provide the best middle ground for buying and selling. Each to their own though, not knocking anyone. I just can't bring myself to buy physical coins atm because of the spread and hassle of selling.
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    Over the Border (Brexit thread)

    Plenty of Spanish and Italians making up any shortfall/returning EE's
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    Online Privacy - Apple

    Planned obsolescence through patches. My Samsung s5 was pretty much unusable after about 18 months as it was so laggy and terrible battery performance. I ended up putting LinageOS on it and the phone was like brand new again. Fantastic performance all round. At this rate, I will get at least five years out of this phone.
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    Outbreak of commonsense in the Army

    That is literally what pilots are trained to do lol. I know the UK doesn't, exactly my point about differentiating between the two. They have very different safety records. eg You won't see a British pilot do this for example
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    Outbreak of commonsense in the Army

    Actually on the contrary. They are very rare. Are you thinking of Harriers or perhaps the US mil? The British mil doesn't have a high incident rate with helis. Certainly not in my experience. Just to add this is talking about recent years. Not in the early years of helicopter flight eg 60,70s,80s
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    Outbreak of commonsense in the Army

    Not many walk away from a heli crash, and if so you're only walking to safe distance to then get picked up in another heli.
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    Outbreak of commonsense in the Army

    I think for general infantry they will have to. Can't see them getting the required sign-ups who know they're very likely to go fight a pointless war in the desert. Previously there was an incentive for young men to join up for economic reasons. Less so now.
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    Outbreak of commonsense in the Army

    My dad was bit of a fatty while in the forces. Obviously not when he first joined up but they certainly didn't hold him to strict standards from as long as I can remember as a child. But like Great Guy said he wasn't infantry so perhaps had a bit of leeway. Occasionally he would take up squash or a bit of exercise every year but it wouldn't last
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    Over the Border (Brexit thread)

    Strong words. Did someone give the green light? Or just theatrics?