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Martlet

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  1. Can anything be done to prevent and cure, or is it like silver milking, just have to lump it?
  2. That's meaningless to the average person, who gets paid on 30th, pays some bills, goes the shops, pub, day out, etc, and spends most their income within a month. Cash/card comes out their pocket, their balance is altered, the technical back end is irrelevant to them. Besides it is fiat, without intrinsic value and created from nothing by a program. Want more money, just fork a coin, see Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, and so on.
  3. Bitcoin has a use for transfers but i'm not convinced on its long term use (despite spending a lot of time watching the markets). Most of the benefits are isolated for small groups, particular scenarios. There is no fundamental benefit for Bitcoin over cash or cards, for the vast majority of people, and the infrastructure gets in the way. However cypto tech is going to have influence in the future. The emerging STO class (security tokens) is interesting, opening up investment to a wider audience. More common will be use in online games for trading, proof of rarity for valuable items. One thing that always gets me thinking is the basic economics. Currently value is being driven by speculation, if you actually use the currency there is an immediate selling pressure from people liquidating to local currency. Unless there are entire supply chains, business, workers, shops and services, making a transition to Bitcoin/other crypto, it doesn't gain real use. I dont see how it does that, chicken and egg situation. One day everyone will wake up to the false premise of bitcoin having any store of value, the limited supply and deflation are contradicted by they many thousands of other cyprocurrencies. May as well use leafs. But until that realisation, ride the train hopefully theres one more big pump
  4. Its nice that it calls the rights inalienable, having them written down in a form of contract and a body to observe them, moves them from natural to civil/legal rights. Many philosophers have argued eloquently about natural laws always with the same flaw unanswered - who enforces those rights? Who ensures the government, institutions or individuals respect those rights? Well they do. We establish constitutions, governments, courts to uphold the rights we want to mutual benefit.
  5. Tell that to the church. Rights come from the whoever have power and authority to uphold them.
  6. Free speech is a right/privilege from the state, not individuals or organisations. You dont need right to say things in a public forum, you are free to say them on your own forum.
  7. Aren't you over cooking this, putting away cash in SIPPs you cant spend, that isnt taxed anyway in the annual allowance?
  8. Sort of, the money usually only stays untaxed if it remains offshore. Bring onshore and taxes become liable.
  9. Agree, stylistic flourish that doesn't add anything to a great main design, and may put some off. I note the Perth mint doing similar with the Kook, so i expect this to be a trend for a few years.
  10. For stacking, investment the fractionals are poor. They do allow for collecting though, less sensitive to premium (how many collect something of no intrinsic value?). Dont know if just me, i dont see sovereigns as fractional, perhaps the premium but it also seems like a unit in its own right.
  11. Im not sure where the rumour has come from that Rwanda packaging has PVC, i dont believe it has been confirmed. It would seem odd for a mint to use this plastic when so many others are available. I wonder though if remains sealed would it react without any air? I have not seen any reaction in mine, albeit only couple years old now. Oddly though, those i've encapsulated do show signs of tarnish around rim and edges, when other similar aged coins do not. PVC residue causing reaction?
  12. When looking for best premium pay close attention to postage. The cheapest may not be once you have one delivered.
  13. An odd view, traditionally Conservative are against tax in general. VAT served a useful tool to move where taxation occurs. Future i would expect income tax reductions from reducing state expenditure, not raising VAT which would be a big vote loser. Brexit Party is a one man band with one issue, not a broad policy party needed to run the country. The rump of donators, individuals and big business are are as likely to be remainers as leavers. A few headline leavers might want to indulge Farage but they'll soon abandon this for GE if it looks like splitting the centre right/right vote and allowing anti-business and wealth Labour in.
  14. I dont think anyone is fooled, except maybe a few who think they are getting a bargain from someone who doesn't know coins value.
  15. In UK have to consider the Brexit situation, could swing price 10% either way with no change to $:AU price. Im expecting a deal and modest rise in £, so gold dips.