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  1. Absolutely correct, I commend you for an excellent post.
  2. According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's probably shouldn't have survived, because... Our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint which was promptly chewed and licked. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or cabinets When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip flops and fluorescent 'clackers' on our wheels. As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the passenger seat was a treat. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle and it tasted the same. We ate dripping sandwiches, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing. We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and no one actually died from this. We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then went top speed down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us all day and no one minded. We did not have Playstations or X-Boxes, no video games at all. No 99 channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet chat rooms. We had friends - we went outside and found them. We played elastics and street rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt. We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits. They were accidents. We learnt not to do the same thing again. We had fights, punched each other hard and got black and blue we learned to get over it. We walked to friend's homes. We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school, we didn't rely on mummy or daddy to drive us to school, which was just round the corner. We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate live stuff, and although we were told it would happen, we did not have very many eyes out,nor did the live stuff live inside us forever. We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that! This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. And you're one of them. Congratulations! We had the luck to grow up as real kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good. For those of you who aren't old enough, thought you might like to read about us. I am proud of parents generation and for my late father who worked as a painter and decorator and my mum as a cleaner. I am glad they had the balls to take on a £11,500 mortgage in 1976. Boy did they struggle and that investment just about keeps my mothers head above water these days.
  3. Yes, yes, whatever, did you not see the cheerleaders, It`s really bottoming out stateside...
  4. I think this is all good bear news, a really good view of where the market it today and has been for a while. Maybe it`s me but I feel sorry for some of those posters, many people on this forum talk of shooting off abroad themselves.
  5. My balls have shrunk over the last two years, i.e No investing ( Nothing too risky ) but plenty of cash, just spreading it about and avoiding more than 35k in any one place. I did like fixed bonds but will evaluate in September when they all fruit. Keeping most uk based. Before NR I happily stuck 60k in A&L on a fixed bond for one year and I will now be shitting a brick until October. Great rate but it`s squeaky bum time. Why did it have to be A&L I stuck the biggest single amount in. To be honest I did not realise how thick I actually was with money, good at making money but I wish I found this site 2 years ago. I am Learning very quickly it must be said. I hope not the hard way!!! G`luck
  6. Just wait for the sun to come out again, these people need to be seen, the motors will be the last thing they let go even if there world is falling in around them. It`s all about image. They will even try and use the BI6 BOY Motor to empty there s*****y apartments en-route back to mums when they lose there friggin BTL`s
  7. Don`t mock young man. We could all see that pup was extremist..... AKA Bone Laden
  8. Not all people in debt have a choice and many reasons for debt can be given, Loan sharks are a major cause of desperation and intimidation. I guarantee some of these people felt helpless and unable to defend themselves as well. It`s not always a case of people buying Plasma screens on credit card. Some people borrow to eat/ feed family.
  9. Unfortunately a post like this brings out the normal " the end is nigh" folks. There are so many on this forum. I actually find the doomsters extremely good reading and in the main very inteligent and knowledgeable on the current housing crisis. Maybe they are right!! Who knows. I remember the early 80`s with fond memories, some great tunes dedicated to the era, Specials, ub40 etc. Everyone seemed to be in the same boat, Money seemed to become less important. I always thought things would get better and the future was really exciting. A little boring these days and the future seems too predictable. We need a big fat depression to create a level playing field. I appreciate that many people will face harsh times and lots of people will get hurt. I just feel we need to hit the bottom in order to rise again. I am now officially a doomster.... Bol'#cks
  10. This thread is amusing, we have some posters on here who went nuts when a US Marine lobbed a puppy off a mountain and a couple of the same posters say they could not give a shite about someone offing themselves through debt.
  11. Not wanting to live in Bridgend South Wales anymore!!!
  12. Last week I also looked very closely at a property valued at £2m, I then put the magazine down and got on with some work
  13. Please stop pudding silly gags on this thread, use you loaf, some people could seriously be losing some dough :angry:
  14. Are we talking about the potential houses being built on the govt. land right next to claygate lane ? forced lots and lots of folk to bang some very nice houses onto the market all at the same time.
  15. Always wanted to know what PM was but was to damn proud to ask, tell me!! I want to be PM`d... What do I need to do?
  16. I agree, I have a good relationship with my agent and we both think the LL`s who live in Italy are odd, although my relationship is good with the agent, I insisted that all correspondance was done via email. I am keeping every email as I am fully aware that things could turn sh-itty. I videoed every part of the house when I first took it on and made it quite clear on email that I have a copy on dvd. PHOTO COPY EVERY LETTER SENT TO THE AGENT. This may not help you now but will come in handy for your next rental. Maybe enviromental health would like to see the damp conditions you are living in and may give you a report to shove in the face of the EA. G`luck
  17. Typical Polish, Not just satisfied with taking our jobs away, They have to take advantage of our domestic cleaners. It sucks!!
  18. They have been offering 12% for a long time now, sounds good but only applies to the first 2500 and then reverts back to a nats hair off 0% Looked at this deal middling last year...07
  19. I did think that, although I still see this as mis-leading. Makes the whole process of buying Barrat homes safe and easy and risk free.
  20. Bosh


    Happens end of every month, everyone realises that they have not actually done much work in the office as they have been too busy contributing to HPC.co.uk. They`ll all be back in a couple of hours
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