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  1. *extremely crash voice* But surely ONLINE RETAILERS won't be affected...??? Asos shares plunge by 40% as profit warning rocks retail sector - business live https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2018/dec/17/asos-profits-warning-retail-sector-sales-november-business-live
  2. No deposit mortgages. https://www.money.co.uk/mortgages/no-deposit-mortgages.htm
  3. All I needed to hear was “China slowing” and I felt a chill in me ole bones. As ever, my question is how to mitigate, how to prep, and how to outlast. Storm ahead? Here’s how to prepare for a financial crisis As the IMF warns a downturn could be coming, we examine how you can protect yourself https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/dec/15/storm-ahead-heres-how-to-prepare-for-a-financial-crisis
  4. VC injections for short term profits and massive expansion have diluted the sector. Uber Eats and Deliveroo + supermarket meal kits also play a part. “Hot” eateries in London still have stupid no-bookings and queues but the chains are hardly buzzing. It all feels pre-recession to me. I monitor a specialist second hand item market at auctions and online and assure you that people are not spending anything like they were two or three years ago.
  5. Tick tock Global economy fears rise as manufacturing growth slumps in China https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/14/global-economy-fears-rise-as-manufacturing-growth-slumps-in-china Fears are growing about the state of the global economy after a slump in Chinese manufacturing output growth and a dramatic slowdown in business activity across Europe and the US. Stock markets sagged on Friday as China‘s government said industrial production and retail sales slowed in November. Traders were also spooked by surveys that showed French business activity contracted this month and the US economy slipped to its lowest growth rate for 18 months in December.
  6. You should probably never visit Japan, it's an absolute hell hole. Traffic jams everywhere, huge pollution problems, roving gangs of marauding elderly ninjas, expensive travel, extremely dangerous. They definitely need a lot of foreign migration to fix such a broken country. I barely made it out alive last time.
  7. I have rarely seen homeless people in Japan. The ones I have seen have not looked foreign. The homeless people often have small spaces they keep tidy, even having little gardens under bridges etc. From what I have heard there is a strong cultural aversion to women being homeless and they are generally cared for, more so than men. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/05/07/national/japans-non-japanese-living-welfare/#.XBJ0E1Vl-Uk
  8. Fewer humans on the planet is entirely good. The latest predictions are being revised from peaking at 11 billion to 15 billion.
  9. To be honest I feel like all your questions are vaguely trolling. Define 'hit a wall' and explain why you believe endless human population growth on a finite planet is good for humans and the rest of the biosphere. As for 'have people that think differently' do you mean all nations should be forced to incorporate multiculturalism against the wishes of the majority of the population? Crushing the will of the people and forcing them into changes often ends badly. And my experience of Japan has always been that they do not want 'the cheapest' they want THE BEST. That is why their culture (the one so many people seem to want to dismantle) has given the world excellent vehicles, ground-breaking fashion, robotics (did you know Boston Dynamics is owned by SoftBank Group?), renowned skincare, photographic equipment and many others.
  10. Yes, the first couple of times I got duped, the tat arrived after a month or so. There are regular complaints on ebay and amazon seller forums about tax free chinese sellers listing goods as in the uk and then shipping them from china, then telling people to return them to china if they don’t work or want a refund. Did check a couple times. Can’t be bothered now. I just want items sold in UK to UK buyers to all be kite marked or otherwise safe/checked and have the appropriate tax paid.
  11. Whatever they do (and I’ve visited many times and have Japanese friends) I sincerely hope they tie any visas to mandatory language acquirements. Allowing ghettos of foreign workers speaking only their home language defeats integration completely (and no, I don’t consider second and third generation fluency to be adequate). No language = no integration = no cultural understanding and respect = problems
  12. How to oil, how to butter up people. How to tell them what they want to hear in order to get your own way. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2015/09/how-eton-works/ AKA Serfs gonna serf.
  13. She was always going to be the fall guy. Question is, do you think anyone who follows her will have a better chance/outcome? Or will their name be mud within a month. In which case I can see Boris holding back and biding his time (as he has for ages now, while sowing discord).
  14. You actually believe the human population can continue to grow infinitely on a finite planet as long as 8 billion people (and counting) have consensus on banning “State borrowing”.
  15. Can’t wait to sell our democracy to wife-beater Bannon’s billionaire masters. All bow down to the mighty yank oil dollars.
  16. Is this real? What’s wrong with his voice? He sounds like an Australian Lloyd Grossman.
  17. Yes! A post about house prices in the house price forum. Who’d have thought. Fair point.
  18. Ah yes well I don’t really care about so-called Christian values when they serve to decimate and plunder God’s supposedly precious gift of the natural world. But don’t worry, I’m sure there’s a bible verse (or Torah or Quaran) to justify subjugating all other living beings and squeezing every last drop of natural wonder out of the world in order to continue our wretched domination and endless self-perpetuation.
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