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  1. You can't go wrong if you buy a second hand X220 Thinkpad from a trusted seller on Ebay for £150-200. Then add 8GB of RAM and replace the hard drive with an ssd and you'd have a laptop almost as good as new.
  2. But this is not a reliable way to measure the value of a currency. You have to measure it against purchasing power, e.g. what you could buy with £1 in 2007 and what you can buy now.
  3. On the topic of mass immigration and free movement, a recommended reading for all the armchair patriots who don't really know much about Britain and the Commonwealth: https://www.freemovement.org.uk/interregnum-11-years-without-free-movement-1962-1973/
  4. I'm definitely not a flipper and I would look to sell to a bullion dealer just in case. I was thinking of investing in bars because they are compact. I have a few tubes of different one ounce coins and now they start taking a lot of space. So in theory bars would be the best. The thing that puts me off is: how would the bullion deal know that the bar is genuine? With coins, you can always measure them and weight them, but bars need to be cut to be 100% sure, correct me if I'm wrong. If someone forges a bar, and then stamps a big "Metalor", how would they know it's a real Metalor?
  5. Quick question. If your budget was in the 500 to 600 GBP, would you rather go for a bar, a kilo coin or multiples of ounces? And why? Thanks
  6. At the moment Silver2go seems cheaper than goldsilver.be.
  7. Deportation you say. Good! And where to? How many of the alleged terrorists are indeed foreign citizens? It looks to me they are all British citizens. Ethnic minority surely. Dual citizens many of them. But born and bred in this country the lot.
  8. Great idea! A movie about rejecting consumerism and then selling it on Netflix, Play Store, Amazon! Well done!
  9. I am subscribed to their own YouTube channel. I didn't know they were on RT. I hope Ross is given autonomy of thought and won't have to kiss Putin's ass all the time.
  10. Of course it is half of the picture. My point was that when one calls a country or its citizens profligate, one has to take into account other countries that don't fare much better. At one point in the early 2000s Germany did not fulfill any of the requirements to join the Euro, yet they were allowed time to get back into the parameters, God knows using which accounting tricks. I don't remember anybody calling the German people lazy or profligate at the time.
  11. http://www.usdebtclock.org/world-debt-clock.html Greece - external debt/GDP: 202.5% UK - external debt/GDP: 332.7%
  12. I'm all OK with using bank transfers. In this day and age bank transfers are very quick.
  13. If you go to Google.it and type "museo numismatico" without quotes, you'll get a few results. I've never been to any of these but I'd definitely visit the Italian Mint museum: http://www.museozecca.ipzs.it/home.html and the Numismatic museum at the Vatican: http://www.vaticanstate.va/content/vaticanstate/en/servizi/ufficio-filatelico-e-numismatico/news---novita-dall-ufn/il-nuovo-museo-filatelico-e-numismatico.html
  14. Vand, What if this capital that you mention was largely not backed by any hard asset whatsoever? What if there was a global fiat currency collapse? Wouldn't that bring a modern version of subsistence economy to the fore?