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savoyard

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    savoyard got a reaction from sovereignsteve in Pension age to be raised to 75   
    I think it's a great idea, but I'd raise pension age to 90, just to be sure. The money saved could be invested in tax breaks for the well-deserving, like Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, hedge funds, etc.
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    savoyard got a reaction from KDave in Pension age to be raised to 75   
    I think it's a great idea, but I'd raise pension age to 90, just to be sure. The money saved could be invested in tax breaks for the well-deserving, like Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, hedge funds, etc.
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    savoyard got a reaction from 5huggy in Public supports parliament shut down to achieve Brexit   
    I remember a certain Farage (not a Remoaner) saying that if Remain had won by 2 or 3%, it wouldn't have been enough for him and he would have wanted a new referendum.
    Actually, I really want a no-deal hard Brexit, because a) I'm not affected; b) I would make a huge profit; c) it would teach the plebs a good lesson.
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    savoyard got a reaction from augur in Public supports parliament shut down to achieve Brexit   
    44% is not a majority in my book.
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    savoyard got a reaction from oldbottleman in best EU site for Silver   
    + 1 for https://www.gold-silber-muenzen-shop.de , although lately the choice is not great.
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    savoyard reacted to KevinG in best EU site for Silver   
    My go to place when buying plain silver https://www.gold-silber-muenzen-shop.de for premium silver I buy from https://aurinum.de
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    savoyard reacted to BackyardBullion in eBay help - how to block a user from bidding or buying   
    Just in case anyone else wants to know how to do it.
    Add the user to your buyer block list here:
    http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?BidderBlockLogin
    If you then want to block the user from messaging you then use this link:
    http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?BuyerBlockPreferences
    You then select the box at the very bottom of the page.
    Job done.
    It's really amazing how childish some people can be on the internet. How novel, shouting at someone on the internet!!!
    The sad thing is, naming and shaming this A**hole will probably be a GDPR violation......
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    savoyard got a reaction from goldmember44 in It takes nerves to continue collecting silver   
    I bought silver mainly thinking in a 5-10 year perspective. I don't need to sell now, so I don't care about the current prices. If I sold, I'd be about 15-20% down. I'll start worrying if and when I need to sell, which is as late as possible. I'd only sell now if silver price skyrocketed suddenly,  which happened a couple of times in he last 25 years.
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    savoyard got a reaction from Coolsmp in And the prize for the worst courier company goes to ?   
    Surely, it can't be worse than Herpes.
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    savoyard got a reaction from kimchi in PayPal account banned   
    If Ebay/Paypal don't grass on you, Google surely will:
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/17/google-gmail-tracks-purchase-history-how-to-delete-it.html
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    savoyard got a reaction from PansPurse in Gold Monitoring Thread £ GBP only   
    Of course.
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    savoyard got a reaction from PansPurse in Gold Monitoring Thread £ GBP only   
    Pointless. The troll factory IRA uses 1000's of VPN's around the world.
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    savoyard got a reaction from Caratacus in Gold / silver money standard, will it ever happen?   
    If that is the case, why have central banks been hoarding gold for the last 10 years?
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    savoyard got a reaction from goldmember44 in UK Internet Site Blocking w/ ID Pass   
    Sources?
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    savoyard got a reaction from Xander in The value of PM’s in an economic collapse   
    Probably not straigh bartering, but an intermediate step such as each town printing their own fiat currency, a bit like it happened (I was told) in Austria in the mid 1800s,  when there was no liquidity and farmers started issuing fiat currencies that were backed by bartering.
    When it comes to gold &/or silver, they can be used as collateral to new currencies. This is simply what used to happen before 1971. One needs not imagine apocalyptic scenarios, but just see what happened in the past. In my opinion, PM's are not an investment but a long term insurance vs inflation or systemic collapses.
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    savoyard got a reaction from LoveSilver in Gold / silver money standard, will it ever happen?   
    If that is the case, why have central banks been hoarding gold for the last 10 years?
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    savoyard got a reaction from goldmember44 in Gold / silver money standard, will it ever happen?   
    If that is the case, why have central banks been hoarding gold for the last 10 years?
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    savoyard got a reaction from Tn21 in The Declining Use of Cash in the UK   
    Once you put your money in the bank, be it cash or electronic, the ownership is transferred to the bank. You have the right to have withdraw the money, but on terms and conditions that are favourable to the bank. Obvious as it is, most people don't know that.
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    savoyard got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Brexit status ...   
    If they are resident in UK and pay NI contributions, yes they get free NHS. What's your problem with that?
    And not all NHS services are free. I still have to pay my NHS dentist, albeit less than a private doctor.
    The loophole allowing just anybody to use the NHS was closed last year. Even here in multi-culti Birmingham they have started asking for passports and NI declarations. I had to print my tax record off the HMRC site to join my dentist practice.
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    savoyard got a reaction from Oldun in Brexit status ...   
    Re: Trump, NHS, Brexit, you've read it already. Apparently Trump backtracked on the NHS being on the table for a post Brexit deal, but...
    Mind you, I think that "free at the point of delivery" NHS is doomed and no longer sustainable and that we should go a system like in Germany or the Netherlands, where you pay into your health system with your private contributions, subject to exemptions for poorer people.
     
    However, I wonder how all the older Brexiteers living on a state pension, who voted to leave the EU to kick the "system" in the lower regions and blaming everything on the "dirty immigrants" feel now if the UK had, one day, to capitulate to the USA and sell part of the NHS to the Americans (I believe Jeremy *unt was in favour when the was the Unhealth minister and might as well finish the job if he becomes PM).
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    savoyard got a reaction from KDave in Brexit status ...   
    My wet dream is a Boris-Nigel government ticket: hard Brexit > economy tanks > Scotland and NI declare independence > general elections > Lib Dem win. 
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    savoyard got a reaction from augur in Brexit status ...   
    My wet dream is a Boris-Nigel government ticket: hard Brexit > economy tanks > Scotland and NI declare independence > general elections > Lib Dem win. 
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    savoyard got a reaction from PansPurse in Brexit status ...   
    My wet dream is a Boris-Nigel government ticket: hard Brexit > economy tanks > Scotland and NI declare independence > general elections > Lib Dem win. 
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    savoyard got a reaction from augur in Brexit status ...   
    Yes, only the ultra rich will be able to buy a visa to study abroad. The EU membership has allowed over 200,000 British students to study abroad alone under the Erasmus scheme, plus those who have not used the Erasmus scheme and cannot be counted. 
    All in all, this is simply a case of the old not wanting the young to enjoy the benefits they couldn't enjoy when they were younger. Selfish!
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    savoyard got a reaction from Bullionaire in Brexit status ...   
    Yes, only the ultra rich will be able to buy a visa to study abroad. The EU membership has allowed over 200,000 British students to study abroad alone under the Erasmus scheme, plus those who have not used the Erasmus scheme and cannot be counted. 
    All in all, this is simply a case of the old not wanting the young to enjoy the benefits they couldn't enjoy when they were younger. Selfish!