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Turned Out Nice Again

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  1. Crikey! Look at it tumbling now. Carnage. EDIT: maybe not - found some support at $12K
  2. Man after my own heart! I'm taking the same route, except my van is a Citroen Relay Recently divorced at 59, I pursuing new directions for 2018, none of which involve paying rent or accumulating debt ever again. I may not even end up living in my van but it will be my insurance policy against finding myself at the mercy of the slavery-system. As you say, most people can't imagine living outside of the plantation and will try to shame anybody who does - more fool them!
  3. Isn't this something like what the National Socialists achieved in Germany in the 1930s? Economist Henry C K Liu writes of Germany's remarkable transformation: The Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, at a time when its economy was in total collapse, with ruinous war-reparation obligations and zero prospects for foreign investment or credit. Yet through an independent monetary policy of sovereign credit and a full-employment public-works program, the Third Reich was able to turn a bankrupt Germany, stripped of overseas colonies it could exploit, into the strongest economy in Europe within four years, even before armament spending began. http://www.webofdebt.com/articles/bankrupt-germany.php Downside being it required an authoritarian government to make it work.
  4. Aiui. Labour has been selling out the workers since long before Blair and co pitched up - I mean since the start. Never met a Leftie in a leadership position that wasn't ultimately out for #1. The Kinnocks are a classic example. At least everybody knows this about the Tories. Check this movie if you can find it: Fame is the spur 1947 From a novel loosely based on the career of Ramsey McDonald http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038520/?mode=desktop&ref_=m_ft_dsk
  5. I vamoosed from London 3 years ago but still have friends there. One couple live in a 2 bed mansion flat near Hampstead Heath - 2 kids in local schools etc. - and have outgrown it. He told me it's currently valued at 700K+ ! Determined to upsize locally, they are now looking at a minimum 1.2 mil to add a bedroom. No words.
  6. Great presentation. I had no idea of the scale of what is being proposed either. Thanks for posting.
  7. We've lost the post sub-headings. 2 warning points here.
  8. I understand that's exactly what superhod (Max Quarterman) did; and retired a wealthy man.
  9. We lived in oakleigh park for just under 10 years before leaving London for the south coast (Worthing) 2 years ago. As London suburbs go, I'd say it's one of the nicest, with oak hill park and woods + the suburban village feel of east Barnet, safe, good schools etc. and as you say, very handy for town on the overland train (zone 4). strangely though it hasn't yet been embraced by aspirational bourgeois types in the way surrounding areas have. I figured that buyers automatically discluded it due to its distance from the nearest tube, even though the train is way better! And maybe the lack of chi chi cafes and bathroom figment emporia. We got out in the end to buy a bigger house for less money by the sea/ south downs. It now takes me 1 hr 20m direct to Victoria or 1:40 to farringdon (changing at Haywards) which, as I only do it 1 day a week off-peak isn't so bad; and since a super off peak travelcard only costs 15 quid (with a 28 quid pa. railcard), it doesn't really feel that different from coming in from a London suburb. That said, I wouldn't want to commute in every day to London from Worthing (although many do) and if I need to get an in-house job now, I'd be looking locally, probably in Brighton.
  10. just withdrew the last of my cash from the exchange i was using. sold up just after the december dip and had been waiting to get back in but ... a/ the BTC market answers to no sense or reason. it's manipulated up the wazoo and i've given up trying to call it. b/ i no longer trust any exchange with my money or coins c/ i think cryptos are going to get nobbled by the same VIs keeping the property boom going. and d/ in any case, Joe Shmo is never going to accept such an arcane and insecure instrument as a day to day currency. imo. i'm a techie and even i find it cumbersome and nerve-racking. i'm out. without loss, thank jehova! good luck to everybody else.
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