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PeanutButter

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  1. I'll use whatever site shows the most properties with the best UX. Ideally I'd like to be able to untick/exclude seeing properties marketed by certain agents (ie Foxtons). Right now Zoopla has the edge for being able to search specific tags ('30s, fireplace'). Last time I checked RM also made money by routing calls to agents through their own phone system. Has Tepilo gone the way of the dodo yet?
  2. I mean, the thing is...if anyone from anywhere flies in and doesn't leave - what do we even do about it?
  3. I've just noticed that Amazon and eBay (Paypal Credit) offer monthly payments for some purchases. Amazing.
  4. Boxing Day sales draw fewer UK shoppers Number of visitors to shopping centres, high streets and retail parks down 4.2% year on year The number of shoppers visiting retailers on Boxing Day has fallen for the third year in a row as worries about the economy and the rise of internet shopping takes its toll on high streets. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/26/boxing-day-sales-uk-shoppers-high-streets-retail Tick tick tick... Even the tourists who have travelled thousands of miles to shop in our depreciated currency tax free aren’t buying. Batten down the hatches. Storm’s coming.
  5. Boxing day and the shops are quiet. Only people with bags in hands are Chinese/Asian/Middle eastern
  6. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/26/falling-total-fertility-rate-should-be-welcomed-population-expert-says “All the evidence is, that if families, households, societies, countries have to deal with large numbers of dependants, it takes away resources that could be put into driving society, the economy etc,” Harper said, adding that the “problem” of an ageing population also needed to be reconsidered, not least because technology to support dependants was advancing while people were staying in good health for longer. “It is much easier to enable older adults to stay upskilled and healthy and in the labour market than it is to say to women ‘oh you have got to have children’.” Interesting article but still talks about 10-12 BILLION humans on the planet by end of century. We’re barely coping with 7.6mil in UK. If the world wasn’t obsessed with human population growth driving consumption then maybe we wouldn’t be facing such huge inequalities.
  7. Please give an example of thriving capitalism not requiring increasing population.
  8. It annoys me when you ask them over the phone for these figures and they don’t know (will let you know later) and then at the viewing they don’t know and then when they’re harassing you twice a day about the place they still don’t know. Bung em in the sea.
  9. Went into a Gap - looked abandoned. Piles of jumpers, worn out changing rooms, teenagers running the place, permanent discounts.
  10. The week before the Brexit ref a chap I used to work with emailed everyone he knew and told them to vote Leave because he'd lost his pension in the 80s.
  11. Capitalism needs population increases. Masters need serfs. Meanwhile the serfs need accommodation. TBH I’d far rather they use up these grey spaces than encroach on green ones.
  12. The response to his statement surely relates to it going against his previous words?
  13. What's the chance in the next 18 months some fashion designer adds a Yellow Vest design to the catwalk?
  14. It's our secretive friend Shankar! Pulling strings and buying politicians. Same as usual. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/21/us-agribusiness-lobbyists-paid-for-trip-by-david-davis While we argue over Brexit and the 'democratic will of the people' our government has sold us out to American lobbyists. Fracking and agrichemicals.
  15. Yes it makes sense the govt would prefer lowest common denominator rubbish over high quality products. USA vs Japan
  16. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/21/azerbaijan-leaders-daughters-tried-to-buy-60m-london-home-with-offshore-funds “Details emerged in a disciplinary tribunal into the solicitor who carried out the transaction, Khalid Sharif. Sharif – a senior partner with the London firm Child & Child– admitted failing to carry out money-laundering checks and breaching his professional code. The tribunal fined him £45,000 and £40,000 in costs. He is the first UK professional to be punished following the publication in April 2016 by the Guardian and other media of the Panama Papers – 11.5 million leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.” More of this needed. Every part of the chain is in thrall to dirty foreign money. If rotten oligarchs didn’t hungry-hippo prime London then we’d have a lot less pressure on the market.
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