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  1. How many men here, with working wives/partners actually do a minimum of 50% of the houswork/childcare... how many get up an iron their kids clothes before school. make breakfast, wash up etc etc etc... - mowing the lawn on sunday and washing the car doesnt really cut it.... and the woman's money? I expect most women despite contributing more work wise to the home still pay 50% towards bills etc.... Seems to me its the men who have it all.. the women who do it all..
  2. Incompetence should not be rewarded. What fool didn't bother to check the contract. And why wasn't this raised back in October, rather than on the day the massive RBS bailout was announced.
  3. Thanks for that, looking at that then, seems the Alderney £1, being minted in 2008 and in small numbers was sold out back then, that would explain the lower price.
  4. Thanks for the useful info from someone in the know.. Sometimes it sounds like the labour rebuttal unit out in force on here. I really cannot believe people cannot see/do not know/do not worry about the things going on around them. Maybe they don't have pensions, or know anyone who has - or possibly they are up to their snouts in it and don't have the concerns that many on here do.
  5. humph :angry: But what was the weight of that £1 coin? It doesnt say on the specs.... any ideas? Its a bit late now - but just so i can kick meself....
  6. all your friends have still got jobs/money and aren't MEWd or CCd up to the eyeballs then... But there are plenty who ARE! Its not about House Prices anymore, and surely you know it. House Prices are now just going to be an indicator of the terrible state of the rest of the economy - and the dire straits of many people's personal finances..
  7. Can you elaborate on this please? I havent heard anything about this.
  8. wow, thats sounds cheap fror what you've got. you lucky lucky lucky lucky... god you could have got a designer exclusive apartment for that!
  9. Virgin is doing a deal on a samsung phone right now, phone is free if you buy £20 PAYG card.
  10. A 2009 sov on Royal mint is £199 at moment, of course if he'd bought it 3 weeks ago it was about £170. There are cheapers ways but You always pay a premium to a retailer, whatever you buy..' He likes the coin, and if he comes to sell it he will make more profit on it than most other modern retail items (TVs etc) would make second hand (or less of a loss anyway, should gold go down). He will also find its very "liquid" should he want to sell quickly.
  11. Radio 4 this morning doing their "people hit by recession" spot and interviewing an out of work Architect who has been temping as a waitress ("I get paid under minimum wage - but its made up to the minimum by tips") 500% increase in unemployment amongst architects...... 7 years study to mop floors at the wimpey 60 hours a week. Now thats what you call a "service" economy.
  12. ha Alistair on R4 saying its wrong to "pay for failure" and they are going to ask nicely if he will give some of it back.. How I would love for someone to repeat those words to Alistair et al when this failed gvt come to collect their million pound pensions.
  13. now i understand why i don't make any money... edited to add: i hope i got rid of my crap working out before you got a chance to quote it!
  14. You know Im not at all au fait with any of the political arguments, instinctively I don't like globalisation. Something I was shot down for saying when i first came on here.. Apparently wanting to see your own country doing ok and not mired in debt and up to its neck in plastic tat that has only caused misery for the slave labour used to produce it is "protectionism" and apparently it leads to wars... Whilst WE must consider every car journey down to the shops as a potential climate disaster, it appears millions of utterly crap items can be shipped hither and thither around the world with no damage to the environment. I think this year protectionism is going to be the new racism...and anyone against the cute idea of a global village to be hounded out as unpatriotic. I want to live in a real village. not a global one.
  15. I get that RPI=5% then Indexation=5% But i dont see how if RPI then drops by 2% you can count getting nothing the following year as a real rise of 2% surely if it has dropped 2% from 5% the figure for RPI is actually 3%.
  16. this taken from the another thread....the whole essay is very long, this is the end of it. Still, at least you will be able to get a comfy nights sleep on your useless wheelbarrowful of notes... February 24, 2009 Doomed by the Myths of Free Trade How the Economy was Lost By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS The American economy has gone away. It is not coming back until free trade myths are buried six feet under..... If incompetence in Washington, the type of incompetence that produced the current economic crisis, destroys the dollar as reserve currency, the “unipower” will overnight become a third world country, unable to pay for its imports or to sustain its standard of living. How long can the US government protect the dollar’s value by leasing its gold to bullion dealers who sell it, thereby holding down the gold price? Given the incompetence in Washington and on Wall Street, our best hope is that the rest of the world is even less competent and even in deeper trouble. In this event, the US dollar might survive as the least valueless of the world’s fiat currencies. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts02242009.html
  17. I was providing info for the person counting on their terminal bonus to boost the payout. Do you have anything either humourous or vaguely prescient or even vaguely original to add
  18. Do you think they might be able to afford a few crumbs to get one of these... Its been 30 years since it was first pioneered....and they are still "considering" it. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/art...ain-tumour.html
  19. the amount of terminal bonus is entirely at their discretion.... My (now ex) endowment co, slashed their terminal bonuses. What an utter rip off it all proved to be
  20. Yes all my furniture jiggles too.. And agree totally, living here has taught me.. KNOCK ON THEM WALLS BEFORE YOU BUY!
  21. Agreed, I mean any government... Though I feel the same way now as I did in the last days of the Tory empire.. I can't wait to see the bastards go....
  22. True, but what i mean is, in old houses, the plans are made so there are brick walls that go from floor to roof..why can't they do that in new builds on the original plans... By the way, i live in a victorian terrace that some chump has changed the upstairs plan with a stud wall...This means you can hear all the noise from the toilet...there is no privacy between the rooms where this has been done. Prior to that I lived in a 50s council house, sound as a pound solid thick walls.. if stud walls are so great why did they ever bother with brick, to the extent that they deliberatly PLANNED the WALLS to take into account they would be made of brick...... if theres no problem with thin walls why not just stick up a bit of wood between the rooms.. This is all down to cost.. shoddy walls, shoddy buildings..Plasterboard acts like a drum skin - any noises cause it to vibrate transmitting all the noise through to the next room..its only done because its cheap and on New builds there is no othert excuse -- where the floor plans are done before the building is, it would be simple to incorporate brick walls.
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