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    FANG stock - Entry/Re-entry timing

    On the flip side the GBP/USD fx rate is at 33 year lows which means that our toilet paper currency won't travel well especially as the American indices have pretty much quadrupled in a decade while the FTSE 100 has just about kept its head above the waterline. If you consider the FTSE 100 a global index (of the *97 UK domiciled constituents, 70% of their income is derived from overseas) then it's not such a bad bet after all. Whether I like it or not out exposure is 🇬🇧 * https://www.schroders.com/en/uk/private-investor/insights/markets/how-the-ftse-100-has-changed-over-33-years/
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    Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites

    For a supposedly first world country, £3k for a lifetimes work is an utterly depressing thought. The IP/guys an old fool regardless.
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    Walking boots thread. (please merge if there is already one)

    Briefly on-topic. I bought a pair of Magnum Viper Pro boots last week from Blacks for £70 as I was loathe to spend any more money and they are fantastic. Don't pretend to be anything else and incredibly warm especially the toes (suffer from Raynauds), I have this weird sensation that my socks are damp/sweaty but when I take my boots off they are as dry as a bone so I guess that means that are breathable.
  4. The cost of cocoa, sugar and milk is broadly the same to that of ten years ago. I expect the wage bill to be the same (off-shored/loss of benefits and overtime elsewhere). In my local co-op they were selling 2 tubs for £7.
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    When did you last use a fax machine?

    1997. We used them in banking when requesting payment from counterparts/agents and I think the last one I sent was please can you pay *£400million to **xx-xx-xx xxxxxxxx and I haven't looked back since 🛥 🌴 *Sadly that was a bond redemption for Angel Trains and that got distributed to investors and there was little personal gain (~£20p/hr). ** BIC codes not sort codes
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    Inbreeds, religion and benefits

    The basic rule to whether or not housing benefit can be claimed boils down to whether or not the landlord and the claimant have previously lived at the same address as family, if they have then it's a no however exceptions are made.
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    Read my lips - more new taxes

    Sick bastards; removing this 'discount' would effect mostly single men and widowed people like my mother. They only added the 'Wealthy' adjective to swing the vote from the Corbynites. My mums council tax is nearing £3k per annum and technically that puts her into council tax poverty as it's more than 10% of her income even with the slightly more palatable single occupancy discount.
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    Macron - how long before wheels fall off

    Thanks; that had me scratching my head but you are right. If it goes tits up then in a puff of smoke/CS gas, Superman will become Clark Kent.
  9. Legacy manager of exMrsLTSs pension and fund account. I'm no longer linked 'financially' to her for the reason highlighted in bold and therefore have no claim to said assets. Hence my arms length statement.
  10. It's been sobering for the portfolios in my control but not in my possession. Timing could be great as I'll be entering the market with my own money (as soon as next week) in lieu of buying a flat while the xwife keeps the half decent house 😂🤣 The Vanguard FTSE 100 ETF yields 4.57% alone. If the index reaches 6k I'll be laughing if it falls below that I'll be selling a kidney.
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    Macron - how long before wheels fall off

    "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." Margaret Thatcher I really don't want to be here or there when that happens, hopefully I'll be somewhere else 🐣
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    Do my lips look big in this?

    thousand cock stare.
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    Anyone fancy a massive life change?

    @Frank Hovis if it wasn't for the kids or lack of paragliding I'd be over there in a shot. My doctor friend (retired) has just sold his house in our village and has nowhere to go and was looking at https://www.onthemarket.com/details/4890996/ or emigration (wife is Australian). I've sent him the link. They both scuba dive. I'm weeks away from getting my divorce settlement which I'll put into a dozen shares (that have been getting cheaper by the day, sending the yield higher!). The income will be enough to cover my basic costs... car, fuel and rent on a houseshare with two of my best buddies in the new year.
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    Macron - how long before wheels fall off

    82% that's insane and so unbelievable I had to go and fact check (google); there's quite a few studies and they all conclude Islamophobia is to blame. It's not they just make themselves unemployable by not being available to work for the 6 times of daily worship and Ramadan. If 2nd and 3rd generation British Muslims can't adapt to Western values then they will be a barrier to the tens of millions of refugees to finding work as they have proven themselves even more backward. The parasite is killing the host.
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    Islamification of Europe

    Muslims have feelings too. Mostly feelings of hate and anger towards the kuffar. A civil war is absolutely on the cards and it'll make the troubles seem like a walk in the park. I don't want to believe this to be so but I know it to be true. We just haven't got there yet. Why this has been orchestrated is beyond me. Police will be overwhelmed and ineffective