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  1. You are an idiot,,, based on posting history... It's hard to argue when someone makes a blatantly incorrect statement isn't it?!
  2. Haven't been on this site much in the last few months, I got a bit bored with the Daily Mailesque style rantings of the regular users. I just browsed to the site to see what comments were posted regarding the so called shorting on the high street and the first thing that hit me was a banner ad sponsored by Persimmon advertising 95% mortgages. Sell out or what?? It seems the site has fallen victim to the very interests it was originally set up to combat. Or am I wrong???
  3. Helga is the proprietor of a bar. She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar. To solve this problem she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later. Helga keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers' loans). Word gets around about Helga's "drink now, pay later" marketing strategy and, as a result, increasing numbers of customers flood into Helga's bar. Soon she has the largest sales volume for any bar in town. By providing
  4. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2012/06/17/axed-celtic-coach-alan-thompson-slashes-flat-price-by-10k-86908-23897141/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter Divorce can be expensive, even when it doesn't happen...
  5. I need to figure out how to get my mitts on some of this cash... After all, it must be ending up somewhere...?
  6. Historically every country which hosts either the Olympics or the World Cup experiences a boom in the years preceding the event. The aftermath is a mixed bag. China of course never missed a beat, but Athens on the other hand,,, oh dear.
  7. As soon as it goes commercial something more trendy will come along to replace it. It isn't as though there aren't already alternatives out there. Remember Friends Reunited? Utter waste of money...
  8. Can I be the first to say,,, that is unexpected...!
  9. Shouldn't the council tax be regionally weighted, just as they are proposing with civil servants incomes? After all, public sector workers will be more expensive in the south east as opposed to the north east... so it stands to reason that the people in the south east will have to pay more for their civil servants, as they cost more... My dad just called me to say he had just received his council tax bill for the year, it has been frozen. However, the council appears to have forgotten that they are supposed to provide certain services to the local populace in return for said council tax... It
  10. I think you are being a little harsh, it is never too late for someone to 'wake up' to their reality. On the one hand you are correct, some never do... I have a nephew who worked for Barclays and realised this same problem 5 years ago,,, he told me that he had massive personal conflicts selling financial products to people who neither understood them or could even benefit from them. But he was pressured by his bosses to sell, sell, sell... Ironically he became a policeman.
  11. You bluffed me... what you linked to might be the case if it wasn't for the banks having real machismo issues. They are not interested in making their businesses smaller and more streamlined. They need to feel big. Bob's ego will not let any kind of structured downsizing happen. Remember, bankers are more human than the rest of. All the great men in history suffered from self esteem issues (part of the reason they became great), and these bankers are a long way off being great men...!
  12. So is Bob really a Diamond,,, or just cubic zirconium, looking good but basically prettty worthless...?
  13. I see your Protium and raise you Qatar... http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/oct/26/qatar-barclays-rescue-bank
  14. Just how dodgy does a company have to be before it is just too embarrasing for the Government to allow it to remain un-investigated? They are downgraded 1st http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17060660 Then they are making nice profits http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16985821 Then they are shown to be avoiding (not evading) paying corporation taxes http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_9700000/newsid_9700300/9700394.stm Finally they have been shown to have borrowed more money than they made in profit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17230797 And they are still able to valu
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