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  1. It just occurred to me that I haven't heard of many people buying flats "off plan" for some time. I wonder if there are still many people committed to finding the money to complete on some folly that they signed up for a few years ago.

    The last person I know who did that lost their £18k 'deposit' when it transpired no lender would stump up more than £90k towards the asking price of £180k. :lol: You can't go wrong with bricks and mortar newbuild flats in Northern towns. :lol:

  2. The UK will face more darkness and lower temperatures as winter approaches Concrete Jungle forecast today.

    Less daylight and colder temperatures will peak at 3pc next year, weaker than the 3.6pc that Concrete Jungle was expecting just three months ago. Today's daylight and colder temperatures report also forecast that daylight and colder temperatures will remain above the 2pc target for much of the winter.

    Concrete Jungle, the Governor, said at a press conference that while "the UK daylight and temperatures are likely to continue decreasing, the overall outlook is weaker," than at the last forecast in the spring. Today's forecasts reflect the wider threat of simultaneous slowdown in Europe and the US, Britain's two biggest trading partners, as well as the austerity measures announced in the Coalition government Budget.

  3. I figured this subforum was as good a place as any to ask. My usual supplier of very reasonably priced air tites for one and two ounce silver coins and one ounce silver bars is no longer supplying them. So if you are in the UK where are you getting them from and how much delivered to your door?


  4. Gold rose above $1,190 an ounce in Europe on Wednesday[/ url]

    Spot gold rose to a high of $1,197.05 an ounce, its strongest since July 23, and was bid at $1,196.15 an ounce at 1141 GMT (7:41 a.m. EDT) versus $1,185.35 late in New York on Tuesday. U.S. gold futures for December delivery rose $10.90 to $1,198.40.
    Weak U.S. consumer spending and housing data in recent days have fueled speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve may further loosen monetary policy at its August 10 meeting. This may favor gold, which tends to benefit from a looser economic policy.

    On the currency markets, the dollar fell toward a 15-year low against the yen

    My linkDollar nears 15-year low

    Quick sell your USD and buy gold. :rolleyes:

  5. I called Natwest on Friday and told them I wanted to close my savings account and transfer it into my current account (I want it all in one place to transfer).

    "No problem Sir, you just need to send us the request in writing".

    "What? I can't do it over the phone"?

    "No Sir, you cannot in case you comeback later and say you didn't want the account closing. We need proof you requested this".

    "You are kidding? Ok, I'll go into my local branch and do it it person"

    "No problem Sir, you you will still need to send in a letter in writing as well, asking us to close your account"

    "What, even if I'm stood there in person you are saying I also have to send in a letter as well"

    "Yes Sir"

    At which point I hung up. It takes a few days for my ING account to become active, so figured I might as well wait until that is sorted before I go into the branch and kick off.

    Reminds me of a tale of my days working for Natwest. A customer rang up screaming blue ******* murder that some caannt had shut his daughters account, she was traveling on her gap year and desperately needed daddy to put some more spending money in her account. Daddy was having a fit and threatening to sue anybody and everybody attached to Natwest.

    Various managers got in a tremendous flap running round trying to figure out who the caannt was that closed the little princesses account and why, it turned out I had done it. Yes Mr Jones it was Concrete Jungle wot dun it as his racf is all over this mother******er. Now I was not one for closing peoples accounts unless they had asked me to do it. I fished out the fax he had sent me with the sort codes and account numbers of the accounts he wanted closing and faxed it back to Mr Jones for his perusal. I never did hear anything more about that episode after faxing him back.

  6. Do you understand what Fractional Reserve banking IS?

    It isn't about "holding 11% of deposits in reserve", it's about PRINTING MONEY OUT OF THIN AIR.

    Fractional Reserve banking means that the banks (and possibly building societies, but I don't know, because you don't know what fractional reserve means) are allowed to just make up money out of thin air, give that counterfeit (i.e. made up) money to the borrower, and then OWN the goods or labour that the borrower now OWES the bank for that loan - which they just made up from nowhere.

    Watch the videos "Corrupt Banking System" on Youtube, that explains the whole thing.

    What are you playing at bringing this thread and CGNAO back from the HPC ether? Are you made from 100% mechanically recovered meat perchance?

  7. It's to protect the children you see. If you don't agree you must be a paedo with something to hide, right? Oh there is some talk of fines and other bat $hit thinking.


    The Labour MP, Geraint Davies - whose motion is being debated on Wednesday - said he wanted an end to anonymity for pre-paid credit cards.

    He said as long as the users of the cards remained anonymous the credit card firms were "complicit" in the viewing of child pornography.

    Forty MPs have so far backed his call.

    Mr Davies told BBC Radio 4's Today: "The major abuse now in terms of use of credit cards for downloading child pornography is through pre-paid credit cards, which you can pick up for around £100 a time at your local shop or service station.

    "They're completely anonymous, you can register as Donald Duck at Buckingham Palace, and then use these, through a password or directly, to download abusive images."

    The Swansea West MP said the identity of the person who owned a pre-paid card should be known.

    He said: "This is the means of thousands of perverts viewing abusive pictures and we need to stop that. One way to do that is to identify them, and if the credit card companies facilitate this abuse they should also be penalised.

    "The number of users and addicts is growing over time and it's fuelled by financial transactions. This bill is about trying to attack the basis of those financial actions and basically stop the anonymity of the people who are trading."

    Mr Davies will put the case for his Ten minute rule Motion - a type of motion designed to highlight an issue rather than having any realistic chance of becoming law - on Wednesday afternoon.

    Is there any proof to back up Mr Davies claims that thousands of perverts are doing this? How many and out of how many pre paid card users? 10%, 1%,0.5%, 0.1%, 0.01%, 0.001%? :ph34r:

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