longtomsilver

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    longtomsilver got a reaction from One percent in Telford, twinned with Rotherham   
    Haha - true story (I'm from Telford and my mum still is), saw her today and she was in denial about the Muslim men raping children gangs and said very bluntly "it's been blown out of proportion as there aren't that  many Muslims in Telford"..."has never even seen them" (she only pops into M&S in the *new town centre). So I asked her how many kebabs she had eaten and her answer "never".
    *the new town was centred on the five old towns that made up Telford. Quite literally a line drawn from the parish halls of all five and the shopping district erected where the lines crossed and the lettering Teford Town Centre above the bus depot happens to be that exact centre. It is on these high streets where The kebab houses and grooming takes place.
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from One percent in Telford, twinned with Rotherham   
    Haha - true story (I'm from Telford and my mum still is), saw her today and she was in denial about the Muslim men raping children gangs and said very bluntly "it's been blown out of proportion as there aren't that  many Muslims in Telford"..."has never even seen them" (she only pops into M&S in the *new town centre). So I asked her how many kebabs she had eaten and her answer "never".
    *the new town was centred on the five old towns that made up Telford. Quite literally a line drawn from the parish halls of all five and the shopping district erected where the lines crossed and the lettering Teford Town Centre above the bus depot happens to be that exact centre. It is on these high streets where The kebab houses and grooming takes place.
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Van Lady in NUS going bust   
    We found that out recently didn't we?! It seems Presidents and Vice Presidents are paid positions on £16-£18k. Let's say one president and two VPs per university and that's £70k (all in). I had a google and I'd say 80% are either BAME or LGBT.
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    longtomsilver reacted to One percent in Dead by Christmas   
    I feel he deserves some reps for his stance. Given the cult like status of Islam, he knows the consequences and still did it. 
    Much respect. Need more to do this. 
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    longtomsilver reacted to MrPin in Dead by Christmas   
    Yes I stopped believing in Bibles when I found big power tools, superchargers, and nitrous injection.
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    longtomsilver reacted to One percent in Dead by Christmas   
    Good for him. At least he has shown he is capable of critical thought. 
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    longtomsilver reacted to InLikeFlynn in 'Worrying' lack of diversity in Britain's tech sector   
    Quite. Add teaching, medicine, dental hygiene, veterinary science, nursing and hair dressing to the list.
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    longtomsilver reacted to SNACR in 'Worrying' lack of diversity in Britain's tech sector   
    Why isn't there more diversity in Beauty Therapy?
    I think the government should give lorry driver's grants to retrain as Beauty Therapists.
    I reckon Big Dave's grip, honed from years of prostitute strangling, would be ideally suited to massaging too. The tragedy is, in a female dominated industry, I just don't think he'll be taken seriously.
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from stokiescum in Universal Tax Credits   
    I doubt very much my ex would be claiming them or be entitled to claim tax credits. It just sticks in ones craw when as a family unit we are net marginal tax rate payers >80% and we are some how vilified for the audacity to pay school fees (are VAT thread). I'll never look at a working single parent in the same way again when they cry being poor.
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    longtomsilver reacted to dgul in Bonuses   
    I'm a big fan of capitalism -- so it's a shame we've got this strange planned economy that seems to delight in handing out cash from the poor to the favoured.
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    longtomsilver reacted to null; in Government-subsidised plug-in cars may never have been charged   
    Pay per mile, means we have to have a tracking device in every car. Introduced to stop right wing terrorists of course.
    Then it will be automated fines for any minor indescretion (sp?). Tracking devices and ANPR, a socialist facist governments wet dream.
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    longtomsilver reacted to MrPin in Government-subsidised plug-in cars may never have been charged   
    You are right there. As soon as it's popular the TAX will come.
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Van Lady in Government-subsidised plug-in cars may never have been charged   
    3 or 4p per mile is actually the cost of filling up my car without the fuel duty and VAT on top. When mass adoption of EV happens it's inevitable smart pricing will occur to take up the slack. I'll go with 15 pence per kw/h of electricity (about 3 miles worth) and/or road pricing at 5p per mile.
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Van Lady in Government-subsidised plug-in cars may never have been charged   
    3 or 4p per mile is actually the cost of filling up my car without the fuel duty and VAT on top. When mass adoption of EV happens it's inevitable smart pricing will occur to take up the slack. I'll go with 15 pence per kw/h of electricity (about 3 miles worth) and/or road pricing at 5p per mile.
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    longtomsilver reacted to Carl Fimble in Knives are so yesterday, crossbows are where it’s at now   
    I suspect you are right, anyone in the market for one should be buying now. 
    They really don’t want us having weapons, not even shitty ones. 
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    longtomsilver reacted to Hail the Tripod in Knives are so yesterday, crossbows are where it’s at now   
    She was really cranking them out, 6 kids in 7 years!
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    longtomsilver reacted to Carl Fimble in Knives are so yesterday, crossbows are where it’s at now   
    Shooting an obviously pregnant woman in the stomach with a crossbow? What the fuck is wrong with these people? Oh, and why the fuck are they here?
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in Last share you bought?   
    I think it'll be left to me as she's shown no interest to date. When asked what income it'd give her she screwed her face up when I told her £950 p/month for the rest of her life with no capital loss "is that ALL?!" she retorted.
    In a way that's a fortunate set of circumstances as I'm quite comfortable seeing a sea of red if there's no underlying reason other than market/sector forces. 
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    longtomsilver reacted to Harley in Last share you bought?   
    Pardon my butting in....
    That's why to me it is so important to know where and why you hold what you do.  I have VOD in my HYP income portfolio because it does what I want it to do there.  And I bought more BATS and IMB today because they were "on offer".  But a VOD in my growth orientated trading account would have been ditched long ago (or probably ignored if it ever came up on my stock screener).  Plus I have allocated capital to each type of account according to my overall risk preference so I know where I can be reckless and where not without going under.  That in the long term realistically makes more money than any one way bet.
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in Last share you bought?   
    Thanks Harley - I'm not willy waving, I think it's important to show my resolve and (blind)faith in the companies I choose. We are two sides of the same coin... while I'm moving away from my absolute rule (for diversification purposes) I've only ever invested in companies that I personally use (sains, Esure, sse hsba etcterea etcetera) as I'm happy with their services so it stands to reason others are too.
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in Last share you bought?   
    Thanks Harley - I'm not willy waving, I think it's important to show my resolve and (blind)faith in the companies I choose. We are two sides of the same coin... while I'm moving away from my absolute rule (for diversification purposes) I've only ever invested in companies that I personally use (sains, Esure, sse hsba etcterea etcetera) as I'm happy with their services so it stands to reason others are too.
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    longtomsilver got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in Last share you bought?   
    It doesn't belong to me. I've tripled my ex-wife's investments in the six years I've managed them and I consider her financial security my parting gift. No thanks from her.
    Thank you! exMrsLTS skillset means that she should always find gainful employment and I consider that the counter to the volatility of being 100% invested in equities. If the pace gets too much for her she can always retrain and reinvent herself. If you can only invest in one thing make sure it's the *tools of your trade.
    *says the best barman in all of Mercia 😳
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    longtomsilver reacted to Harley in Last share you bought?   
    Thanks but maybe take off the holdings data moneybags!
    My approach has been to only buy sectors which either businesses or consumers need to have!  I built my first version of my current HYP portfolio back in 2011 and let it run unattended as I got on with other things.  Worked out really well!  Also did better than an all ETF portfolio which went down into the FTSE350 to give me the delights of the AA and co!  Lessons there for me.  That's why I like constructing my own portfolio and being able to buy (and sell) at the "right" time.  The alternative being to better select the right ETF or investment trust.
    Also more cross-over than it looks as those Vanguard one's are also used in my balanced capital preservation portfolio.  I use the "permenant portfolio" allocation for that (25% each of equities, gold, long term bonds, and cash (including short term bonds)).  I'll certainly look closer at some of the other stocks you've listed to see if I'm happy to take on more risk.  I'll also look at Daimler to learn too!  Thanks.
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    longtomsilver reacted to Admiral Pepe in Last share you bought?   
    @longtomsilver Do you have any other holdings to counter the volatility or are you 100% equities? Kudos on the fund size!
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    longtomsilver reacted to Agent ZigZag in Last share you bought?   
    That a war some war chest you have there quarter of a mill