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mranderson66

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  1. I think he actually said HE was worried and asked for opinions. You and Bruce spout the exact same stuff, does that make you two trolls?
  2. Can't believe anyone over the age of 25 is actually glad they still stay at their parents Stuck in your room, chugging away hoping you don't get caught Fighting for who gets the shower and toilet in the morning Getting pressured to cut the grass and hedges Having to own up to it with burds Sod that One of the few regrets I have is not living on my own for a few years before moving in with the missus, straight from parents to flat with her at 24. Owning a flat, any flat, on my own would have allowed a great deal more shenanigans to go on, rather than every time I pulled having to rely on either the burd having a house or a travel inn being available
  3. It was a shit idea to begin with, they should just have built a spur off the Edinburgh to Glasgow rail line, it would be finished by now. Infrastructure projects are a perfect example of just how low the UK has fallen. The last project I worked on was the Airdrie to Bathgate Rail Link, everything was about cutting costs. New stations were built and the talk was all about modular this, standardise that. Network Rail want to introduce a standard kit like station that can be flung up at minimal cost. I'm now working building a passenger line extension in Brisbane, words like legacy, aesthetics and icon get used to describe stations being designed. The Queensland Govt. are willing to stump up a fortune and build a station based on the likely passenger usage in 20 years, when the station is builtin 2013 there will bevirtually nothing else there. Whilst Asia, Australia and even some South American countries plan for the future, building high speed railways, the UK just goes backwards, If they commited to it, they could build a high speed line from London to the North West in 3 years easy, instead it may be built by 2030 by which point it will be obsolete. Whilst all our politicians continue to concentrate on lining their own pockets, the UK just falls further and further behind.
  4. Whatever you buy a property for is the market value, it is impossible to buy one 25% below the market value. The common theme for house sales in Glasgow currently seems to be estate agent gives blurb about going on at offers over to get the property Property goes on market and stays there for 3-4 months Property goes to fixed price Property goes to lower fixed price Property eventually sells With the introduction of property bee and websites showing sale prices it's easy to track how long a property has been on the market, in the current market this means people won't pay over the odds, in fact RightMove is littered with properties advertising the fact they are on for a fixed price less than the home report valuation. Have you done any research on what you think your current flat is worth? I would trust my research via zoopla, rightmove etc equally as much as what the home report says. If it was as easy as you make out to buy a flat for 25% less than it's worth, do a bit of DIY and then sell it a few months later for any thousands profit, don't you think more people would be doing it? None of this takes in to account falling house prices. If your friends are renting it where are you staying?
  5. The most immediate impact I can see of all this is that similar to the UK, most sellers are being totally unrealistic. Houses go on the market and just don't sell. Thousands of people are moving to Brisbane every year and I would say virtually none buy, therefore the rental market is totally crazy. I moved here in February and struggled to find a 4 bedroom house with pool within 30mins commute of CBD using public transport, of the 5 I viewed only 2 were liveable and the one I'm in the only one I would like to live in. Problem is it costs $900 a week or $3910 a month. At current exchange rates that's 2600GBP a month, almost 3 times what a 4bed demi in a nice part of Glasgow would cost, even at an exchange rate of 2:1 it's double. I still have a search set up of 4 bed houses with pools in Brisbane City and virtually nothing comes up, anything that does has a queue of people to view and numerous applicants. So whilst falling prices may help, I think until they fall enough that people are forced to sell then the only people losing out are renters.
  6. Interestingly made up you mean? Society has collapsed, someone is waiting to rob or shoot you at every corner, but you leave your family alone while you nip out to teach architecture at midnight
  7. I'm currently in Australia and have in the past been offered a role in Abu Dhabi so it's certainly not true, having one does make it alot easier though. I quite fancy a few years in the USA after my 4 year Visa is up, easiest way I can see is to move to an American company while here and then make the move.
  8. financially sound mining conglomerates being pounded, meanwhile the GBP is up what's that all about?
  9. This thread is crying out for Erranta or Bear Lite to chip in. Housepricecrash is full of threads declaring the incompetence of Cameron, Blair, Brown, Clegg, Bush etc etc etc. Well either they're incompetent and nobody predicted what was coming or they're actually super geniuses who planned it all along. They can't be incompetent fools and have masterminded the shift of trillions of dollars of debt from banks to citizens.
  10. The missus just received this email from UNITE, I think I'll email Siobhan asking for her proposed solution to the countries finances. You may now have heard about the government’s unfair plans to change the State Pension Age. 5 million men and women in their late 50s are affected, and will have to wait longer for their state pension. Half a million women will have to wait over a year for their pension, and 33,000 will have to wait a full two years. Most of our members are affected, and we all need to take action to unite for pensions for women, for men and for all our futures. Please find attached a postcard (click here to download) you can send to your MP and a briefing on the issues affecting our members. Please could you encourage as many members as possible to write to their MP over the Summer months. The Bill will be debated again in parliament in the Autumn. The feedback we’ve had from MPs is that every single email, letter and phone call makes a difference. if you are not sure who your MP is then visit www.theyworkforyou.com Not only are their plans unfair, they also break a promise the Tories and Lib Dems made not to do this in the Coalition Agreement. The Labour opposition is going to argue that the Pensions Bill should be abandoned, because the proposals on the state pension age are so unfair. Please do let us know if you receive a reply from your MP. You can email me at siobhan.endean@unitetheunion.org Many thanks for supporting this urgent campaign. Yours in Unity Siobhan Endean, Unite National Officer for Equalities
  11. I'm just glad that since the Tories got in to power they've withdrawn the troops from Afghanistan and trimmed public spending Oh wait Hold on No, they've signed us up for another war, increased spending and left the top rate of tax alone. All politicians are equally as bad, get with the messafe folks.
  12. I wish, this little beauty has just gone for 20k over the valuation price http://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/24-second-avenue/glasgow/g44-4te/9233862
  13. Optional life support? Surely you need it or you don't?
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