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  1. I'd try MSE for an answer on this. But crikey - 700 is an insane amount. Anecdotally I know someone who negotiated a 50% discount on the fees for signing before the cut off.
  2. Just what we need to usher in the new world of American toadying: PM Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Tagline: You've got to be BoJoking
  3. Nope. She talks like she’s got a wad of Mentos stuck on her back molar.
  4. Yes let’s hide it away. Maintain the status quo please.
  5. You think this is bad, wait until the taxpayer has to pick up the bill for all the low lying properties that get inundated by our future climate chaos.
  6. Would you say there was a specific moment that changed you? For instance, I found that once my parents died I had far less tolerance of wasting time.
  7. Let's get some hard figures laid down, shall we? Exactly how much do prices have to fall for you to invest in sea-level (beachfront or similar) property? And what's the start point for the figures - 2015? 2016? What's the end point? 2025? Do you have a preferred index to use? How much are you prepared to spend to prove every single climatologist wrong? Surely that's worth quite a lot. And in the end you'll get a lovely property, right? Because I think you're bluffing CK, I really do.
  8. Mounting Climate Worries Push ‘Location, Location, Location’ Off the Beach Climate change and the coming coastal real estate crash Climate Change Is Already Depressing the Price of Flood-Prone Real Estate Climate change will crush real estate values for investors who don't prepare, new report says I guess this record storm damage must have been faked
  9. Mmm yes, that's a good excuse because of course you can always claim it's too expensive right up until it requires a wetsuit to access
  10. Reading these replies I'd suggest that a common denominator seems to be an overriding feeling of 'otherness'; of existing outside the norm. Do people here prefer or even relish feeling different from prevailing culture? Is there much pleasure to be gained from going 'against the grain' as it were? (Always remembering the remit of the entire forum is countercultural.) Personally, I have always hankered after that sweet neutral spot at the top of the bell curve of normality, having read many years ago that those very average people had the highest rankings for happiness. Not too rich, not too poor, the Goldilocks zone.
  11. You don't even have to buy a whole place CK. A Miami timeshare would be fine. Nothing above the 10th floor though, that's cheating.
  12. Oh but surely it's MUCH easier to just believe in a huge global conspiracy Our friends at Big Oil would never lie to us!
  13. So where exactly are you going to buy to prove us all wrong? Do post links. Tuvalu? Mali? Or perhaps Bognor sea front is more your speed? Perhaps there'd be less man made climate change if we could somehow turn down the hot air that comes out of deniers (who never seem to put their money where their mouths are) 24/7. PS I'm adding 'smarter than the Environment Agency' to the 'smarter than NASA' list of your achievements.
  14. Surrrrrrrrrrrrre I'm sure the Environment Agency is part of the GLOBAL CONSPIRACY to pretend that sea levels are rising Since you're certain house prices in low lying areas WON'T FALL I'm sure we'd all love to see some photos of your new beachfront property - because there's simply no risk, right CK? Go on. Put your money where your mouth is. I dares ya. When even right wing hate rag the Daily Heil is agreeing with climate science I think you'll find the loonies are all on your side
  15. Climate crisis: flooding threat ‘may force UK towns to be abandoned’ How many climate change deniers have moved to the seaside? What a great investment
  16. They may have frequent availability because of death too. And the service charges keep running while the estate is sorted out. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/goodlife/11510002/Should-you-really-buy-a-retirement-property.html They're a scam.
  17. U.S. Census Bureau and many experts agree that the Baby Boom generation spans 18 birth years from 1946 to 1964 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_boomers They range in age from mid-60s to 80 max. Don't think being born in 1939 doesn't mean they haven't had a leg-up their whole lives.
  18. All we need to do is ensure all women have access to free education and family planning. 12 million girls are married before they are 18 each year. https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/where-does-it-happen/ No sure why this concept of autonomy provokes so much negative reaction, probably because it debases traditional power structures. Most women don't even want 7 kids, they mostly say 2 please - but it's rarely their choice. https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ Tick tock, the world fills up.
  19. Off topic but good candid photography is a huge skill. People before the third drink are awkward and socially uncomfortable. Wedding prep usually starts 8am or earlier (all those photos of the bride getting her hair done), and often run all day and into the night. If they're after traditional posed photos then it's herding everyone into place, remaining calm and cheerful and having all your backup equipment and cards, all weather gear etc. Then the editing begins, trawling through 5000 photos and making all the dodgy uncles look less...dodgy. I wouldn't do it for all the tea in china and hats off to those at the top of the profession. They work their pants off, and you're right, that includes having excellent websites and constantly making contacts with magazines, wedding organisers blah blah. I'm tired just thinking about it. And if it goes wrong, you're left with some very angry clients https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5410109/Furious-couple-sue-wedding-photographer.html
  20. This is what bankers do. It's like getting angry when a pigeon cr*ps on a car. What about personal responsibility?
  21. Bingo. Surely on a par with Venice and Bangladesh for property investment. https://ss2.climatecentral.org/#12/25.7617/-80.1918?show=satellite&projections=0-K14_RCP85-SLR&level=5&unit=feet&pois=hide
  22. Anecdotal: My neighbours are all old boomers. These houses are their step one 'downsize' homes - 2 - 4 bed places more manageable than the 5 - 7 bed mansions they bought for pennies in the 60s. One is registered blind and agreed to sell her 4 bed but pulled out last minute because she got scared of the change. One of the neighbours hit a 100, sold up and promptly died. One old guy keeps his heating on all the time because he can't be bothered to work out the thermostat. Another 80 year old told me she'd lived too long (also has a 4 bed). Whatever the stamp duty they aren't leaving unless they have to. They bought these places to die in. They've led golden lives blessed with every improvement and stonking pensions and aren't about to start compromising now. Compromising is for young people.
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