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  1. I liked the section about pensions a bit further down. I'm glad I have a government pension. It's a First Division pension so I doubt that will be seriously eroded before I've popped my clogs.
  2. I have his list downloaded to my gmail. Interesting stuff although obviously mainly related to Ireland However, we are one of Ireland's major trading partners so things here have a big bearing on them.
  3. I was in a similar situation in 1955. I was just married and I wanted to by a newbuild 3 bedroom semi in Langley at £2700. My father, a S.E.O, civil servant had just retired with final salary pension and a lump sum. He offered to lend me 1000 interest free. The rest I got at 2% from Slough Council. I went for it. I paid it back in 100 instalments. As my family grew I found things a bit tight and after I'd paid 3 or 4 instalments he let me off the rest. If I were you I'd go for it. After all, if you do fall on hard times he's not going to kick you out, is he.
  4. I need new glasses. I read it as House price inflation.
  5. Get yourself a postal vote. You can s**t on that. On second thoughts that's probably against Post Office regulations so you can send a photo instead.
  6. When I was a boy there used to be something called Schedule A income tax. Why not bring that back?
  7. http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/2014/09/18/american-dream-is-getting-further-out-of-sight-for-the-poor-living-in-us?utm_source=Website+Subscribers&utm_campaign=f428b09ecd-22112012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_861a00f27d-f428b09ecd-266238285
  8. There might be a connection with school catchment area.
  9. http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/2014/03/10/russian-roulette-in-an-unstable-world?utm_source=Website+Subscribers&utm_campaign=e3ce0a49c4-22112012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_861a00f27d-e3ce0a49c4-266238285 Interesting article on the way systemic failure can arise. There is an analogy in engineering when materials form cross-linkages and become brittle.
  10. http://watermaps.environment-agency.gov.uk/wiyby/wiyby.aspx?topic=floodmap#x=390463&y=262991&scale=11
  11. You beat me to it. I was going to suggest 20% of the teeth. I must be more cautious than you.
  12. A bit like the banks, eh. Too big to fail. Hopefully he's in for a nasty shock - like the US air traffic controllers who thought they were too important to sack.
  13. I love it. I see from their site that they are gradually refining the program so that its use cannot be detected.
  14. Even at £10 it would be cheaper for me to replace my classic Casio F-91W. It would seem that for most people a watch is more an item of decoration than a timepiece.
  15. Good idea. I'll remember that one. Thanks.
  16. Some state schools are better than most private schools for those who can afford to move into the catchment area.
  17. “We also do cut-glass sherry decanters complete with six glasses on a silver-plated tray that your butler can serve you drinks on, all for £4.95. People say, "How can you sell this for such a low price?", I say, "because it's total crap".
  18. http://www.moneynews.com/MKTNews/billionaires-dump-economist-stock/2012/08/29/id/450265?PROMO_CODE=1393F-1 Be interesting to see if the predictions come true.
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