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  1. So you can be jailed if you discriminate against blacks, but it's OK to discriminate against people from, for example, Exmoor. Yokels are strange...
  2. I expect it will be like the fishing rights. They don't actually need the fish, they throw them back dead to drive them towards extinction. If the Tobin tax destroys the City and weakens Britain then (even if it raises zero revenue) it will be seen as a success.
  3. You really don't want to know. The point is neither of us should be ripping off the tax payer. I have said I'm sorry.
  4. Yeah. DOWN WITH FREE SPEECH. (Am I allowed to say that?)
  5. That's a bit strong isn't it? You can see the repressed pride in the scroungers post about his work in the past. And I can empathise with the poor sap who has to work 30 hrs to pay his benefits. I can also solve his problem. If he works AND brews his own beer, his £40 will buy him 200 pints. He'll be swimming in beer! He can regain his pride and no longer be a burden on his fellow man. HTH
  6. I think you mis-read the thread title. It is "Youth Disenfranchised Because" not "Youth Grateful Because". Boast about all the hand-outs that you get via extortion from us on another thread.
  7. Since you commies think everyone should be equal, why do you think poor people should travel quicker than the rest of us?
  8. The scary thing is that I think the woman who persuaded the Jamaican to ditch the granny, jump ahead of the whites in the housing queue, and live a life of taxpayer-financed luxury was supposed to be one of the SAINTS. I dread to think what the sinners were up to.....
  9. In a modern democracy it was difficult to justify the hoi polloi continuing to have to pay taxes to the landed gentry. The CAP was a ruse so that money could be transferred from the plebs to the rich on a continuing basis without the plebs realising. Incidentally, there is no need for the Common Agricultural Policy.
  10. Things that can be done remotely will be done remotely in countries where they do not have to pay 60% tax to subsidise the unemployed to live in London's finest areas. So everyone in the UK will lose. I should point out that I ended up renting privately in Local Authority Housing, paying ten times more than my subsidised neighbours for a flat in some grim tower block. And people wonder why I'm bitter...
  11. Then where exactly are we supposed to live? I tried to buy an ex-council house, but was turned down for a mortgage to cover it. Then I tried to get an ex-housing association property at auction but was outbid by a public-sector worker. All while earning more than £100,000/year. The Northerners and other assorted yokels clearly have no idea about the costs in London. Nor do you Socialists seem to understand the resentment that we have at having to live in worse housing than the unemployed or low-paid workers in subsidised housing. I'm all for housing the poor, but it shouldn't be done in London.
  12. Yeah, but if they're measuring it in GDP then a single unemployed Somalian family can add over £100,000.00 in housing benefit alone. When they spend the rest of their benefits and GDP soars even more.
  13. So the Benanke's and Pelosi's of this world orchestrate the theft of trillions of dollars from the people. Then there's a rise in anti-semitism. I wonder if there's some sort of link?
  14. I don't get it. If they balance their budget then, by definition, there's no money left to pay down the debt. I don't see Britain ever doing either unless forced. The supposed right-wing government is increasing pay on the public sector troughers and adding hand-outs for the rich every year. Obama is trying to bring down the US, so if he succeeds they might get a balanced budget after the collapse.
  15. Does make me feel warm and Christmassy knowing we are that generous. Happy Holidays to everyone!
  16. OK, so no-one like my feature-vector method of valuing a property. So, instead, you could value it as you would an investment. The value of an investment is the sum of all the future cash-flows discounted at the risk free rate. For a freehold property the future cash-flows are the rent (minus the upkeep costs), which is a never-ending stream of inflation-proof payments. So the discounted sum of all future payments is infinite. Therefore the value of a house should be infinite, but since nobody has this much money, the price is limited to the maximum that any person can save and borrow. So houses seem to be accurately priced at the most anyone can afford. Sort of explains a lot...
  17. Isn't stamp duty deleberately regressive? Poor Southerners who already suffer from high house prices have more pain heaped upon them. While rich Northerners with their low cost of living pay little or nothing.
  18. I would create a feature vector with details of comparable houses that have sold (square feet, number of bedrooms, number of floors etc.). Add polynomial expansions and cross terms. Use logistic regression with regularisation to fit this feature vector to the observed sale prices. Then use the calculated weights to estimate values of the remaining (unsold) houses. Simples.
  19. Whether this fraudster is comparable to some whiney woman who throws a fit about where to sit on a bus is irrelevant. The really good news about this story is that it PROVES that we can reduce benefits by £2000/year without causing undue hardship.
  20. Which do you mean, Mr. Adams' rubbish book or his rubbish article in the Telegraph?
  21. Not content with using endangered newts, bats, butterflies etc. as an excuse to stifle home-building the Telegraph hits a new low today with the idea that fictional rabbits should be set above the homeless and priced-out. Hands Off Our Land The fact that excessive living costs are destroying our economy worries neither the Telegraph nor Richard Adams who uses the article to shamelessly plug his over-sentimental book to try and squeeze out a bit more profit. Get commenting...
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