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daddyg

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  1. Hi, Everyone on here seems to espouse buying physical gold. But I'm thinking there's more upside (though poss more downside too) to buying funds like Blackrock Gold & General or a Gold ETF. Could someone explain to an inexperienced investor like me if this is a good idea or not? Thanks Graham
  2. The day we start listening to that a**wipe for advice truly is the day we're all fcukd. And no I don't think nulibor are any better!
  3. Hi, I know Florida has seen some of the biggest drops in property prices over the past year or two. Looking on rightmove, there are many apparently decent sized 3 bedroom properties on sale for < $200k, though I'm assuming prices still have some way yet to fall. That being said, I'm wondering if it might be a good place to buy a rental property in a few months time, either near Orlando/Kissimee or somewhere along the Gulf Coast. I'd appreciate your opinions, particularly with regards to whether there is oversupply, rental yields, good areas etc. Thanks a lot, daddyg
  4. Injin, Would you mind posting the questions you asked the bank to avoid paying your debts off here? I'd like to give it a shot Just out of interest, how do you get internet access without any bank account/cards etc. Thanks Graham
  5. I wish your last sentence were right. Britain always obtains 'assurances' before exporting arms. And then accepts those assurances without a moments hesitation or questioning. British hypocrisy at its finest. Don't believe me...check out John Pilger's writings and documentary Death of a Nation about the decades of genocide under Suharto in East Timor. For years the Tories, then Blair (he even lied about it on Question Time) assurred us all those shiny hawk jets we flogged the Indonesians were for defence purposes, despite all the evidence they were being used to bomb the east timorese. Nope we ain't....we're just very good at giving that impression.
  6. It's what John Pilger calls self-censorship. The sad truth is there are very few mainstream journalists with any cojones these days. They all think the way to get ahead is to use "tempered language" and never stick their heads above the parapet.
  7. I concur, I popped into a Currys digital about 6 months ago and asked if a particular flat screen tv was 1080P. The sales lady didn't even know what 1080P was.
  8. Couldn't agree more. In fact there's no better example of what a bunch of spineless opportunist toss*** the tories are than they're blind support for the Iraq invasion. A million people marched through London against that war, yet those idiots couldn't even see it would become a tragedy.
  9. Sorry but that's such an old tired argument. Perhaps you would be better off asking why it is that only 2 parties have any chance of getting elected in this country. It's a premise that many seem to accept without question. We desperately need Proportional Representation in my opinion. Until that happens we'll only have a choice of s**t or s*****r.
  10. Whilst I like the fact Humphries is getting stuck in...I hate his hysterical interview style. If he kept calmer he'd be far more effective imo
  11. A valid point. On another one, perhaps it's time to accept that capitalism doesn't work. I don't know what the answer is but seems to me we better start leaving greed behind and start cooperating with each other instead or we'll destroy this planet before the century is out.
  12. Well I don't think the introduction of new technology is what this strike is about...unless the government are planning on introducing robot teachers. And where's the blackmail. They're striking for god's sake. Why do you think you get to work less than 40 hours a week? It ain't coz those nice kind employers suddenly felt generous one day.
  13. You really do have simplistic ideas about the teachers job. I expect you'll find they have plenty of work to do after their *day* finishes at 3.30pm. Like to see you in a classroom trying to explain economics to a bunch of teenagers. Bet you wouldn't think it so easy then.
  14. You illustrate my point about divide and conquer. You seem to be saying that because some private sector workers get a worse deal or have less bargaining power, teachers shouldn't be complaining about what is effectively a pay cut. It shouldn't be about one group of workers against another. You should be supporting teachers, then fighting for collective bargaining in the private sector. Don't play into the government's hands with that kind of thinking. And there are loads of things we'd rather our taxes (which teachers pay too) would go on. Like bankers and illegal wars to name two. I'd much rather some of our taxesgo on supporting a decent wage for teachers personally. My point would be you're angry at the wrong people, which ofcourse is what governments rely on to s*%t on people.
  15. Why wouldn't you think it was a good idea to protect the interests of workers through collective bargaining? It always surprises me how willing people are to serve the interests of the powerful rather than themselves.
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