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Lowlow

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    Lowlow got a reaction from BleyerBullion in UK Internet Site Blocking w/ ID Pass   
    I wouldn't know, all I have ever seen is religious study, information from encyclopedias, and some cat videos.  🥰 
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    Lowlow got a reaction from dicker in UK Internet Site Blocking w/ ID Pass   
    I wouldn't know, all I have ever seen is religious study, information from encyclopedias, and some cat videos.  🥰 
  3. Haha
    Lowlow got a reaction from Roy in UK Internet Site Blocking w/ ID Pass   
    I wouldn't know, all I have ever seen is religious study, information from encyclopedias, and some cat videos.  🥰 
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    Lowlow reacted to Goldhooked in UK Internet Site Blocking w/ ID Pass   
    We’re British, we don’t get angry.  We’ll just have a cup of tea, a quick moan and then queue patiently for our hallway pass 😁
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    Lowlow got a reaction from Serendipity in PM's biggest advantage - no retail banking   
    I'm saddened by the state of retail banking today, as I'm sure many are.  These places are so fee ridden, and feel so entitled to your money, that they're basically nothing but pickpockets now, charging you for everything from normal transactions to fees for not doing enough transactions, fees for absolutely everything they can charge fees for, minimum balance fees, I bet they'd charge you a "front door fee" for using the front door of the bank if they thought they could get away with it.  Combined with the lack of government protection of depositors, recent moves to pass legislation for "bail-ins" to treat depositors as if they were investors, with all the downsides and none of the benefits, and you have a recipe for future disaster.
    Whatever happened to banks needing and rewarding depositors who loan the bank money ?  Now it's just full of entitled people who feel its perfectly legitimate to rip depositors and customers off at every opportunity.
    Fortunately, there is an alternative if it all goes to hell, and that's precious metal.  Hopefully it never comes to it, but it's nice to know its there if it all falls apart.  It's no wonder so many are pushing for a cashless economy, because then the thieves get to steal with impunity.
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    Lowlow reacted to SovUK in A L I E N   
    Don't normally go in for this sort of thing but that is pretty cool
    Would one be hit with import duty if buying direct for UK delivery?
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    Lowlow reacted to kimchi in How much silver is too much silver ?   
    You can never have 'too much' in my book
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    Lowlow got a reaction from motorbikez in Brexit status ...   
    Ok UK citizens please explain the effect of the Brexit party win on the actual pragmatic process of Brexit'ing to me please
    I mean ... so ... what now ?  Do the newly elected actually have the power to do whatever has to be done ?  Or is it just more fighting and inactivity ?
    Congratulations, btw ... on voting again to be sovereign.
    A sovereign UK is a strong and lasting UK.  States in the U.S. used to be sovereign, and now they're all basically the same and have almost no power ...
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    Lowlow reacted to sovereignsteve in Brexit status ...   
    exactly, there are a  lot of people who would stop at nothing to prevent Boris becoming PM
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    Lowlow got a reaction from DRooster in Brexit status ...   
    Yeah, well, some of us don't see it that way.
    The only thing I see in your post I can agree with at all is fighting usury, but our solution is 180 degrees from yours.  The way to fight usury is to have a country full of strong, independent individuals who are all well educated in the dangers of taking on too much debt, who are cautious when approached by lenders, who have self-control when it comes to purchasing, are educated in basic household finance, are strong in their convictions that the government should not take on unsustainable amounts of debt to finance itself (and especially not to hand out money to the masses), that people should be savers who put away resources for a rainy day, that people should be vigilant and "be prepared" for the worst, etc.
    But I will always debate against forcing policies on people "for their own good" such as those in rhetorical capital-"S" Socialism and communism (and not so rhetorical in some cases ... some of this stuff is becoming policy).  These cynical philosophies all come at the problem with centralized solutions under the assumption that the common man is too stupid to take care of himself.
    Modern leftism in the United States is one of the most racists philosophies out there, it presupposes in modern times that certain groups of people are so devoid of morals that they can't be expected to obey laws because of their upbringing, can't take advantage of the opportunities available to everyone in the country to better themselves, can't start businesses because of "systemic oppression", and all the other buzzwords of the modern left, and I reject all of that in its entirety.
    I was once what might have been considered to be a leftist when I was young, and my positions haven't radically changed ... I still believe in individual freedom, individual responsibility, the expansive mind, anti-authoritarianism, individual rights, and I have very liberal leanings on a variety of policies from free speech to due process, all products of the Enlightenment, and all championed by 1960's counter-culture and the human potentiality movement .... yet now, somehow, I find that after a lifetime of basically not moving politically I'm suddenly allied not with the left, but with the right ... with the people being labeled Nazi's, fascists, etc, because the left has abandoned its principled stand on a variety of issues I feel are important and started censoring speech, dehumanizing everyone they disagree with, championing authoritarianism, supporting racism and segregation, and using fascist tactics to advance their agenda.
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    Lowlow got a reaction from gustavus in Trump 2020 1 oz silver coin ???   
    There are eight facts on the coin.
    The President of the United States is Donald Trump The coin is one troy ounce The coin is .999 fine silver First major tax reform in 30 years Unemployment rate lowest in 18 years Jobless claims lowest since 1973 DJIA highest in history Trump is delivering as promised Of all of those, the last one is the only one someone could really take issue with, the others are literally true.
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    Lowlow got a reaction from KDave in Brexit status ...   
    Yeah, well, some of us don't see it that way.
    The only thing I see in your post I can agree with at all is fighting usury, but our solution is 180 degrees from yours.  The way to fight usury is to have a country full of strong, independent individuals who are all well educated in the dangers of taking on too much debt, who are cautious when approached by lenders, who have self-control when it comes to purchasing, are educated in basic household finance, are strong in their convictions that the government should not take on unsustainable amounts of debt to finance itself (and especially not to hand out money to the masses), that people should be savers who put away resources for a rainy day, that people should be vigilant and "be prepared" for the worst, etc.
    But I will always debate against forcing policies on people "for their own good" such as those in rhetorical capital-"S" Socialism and communism (and not so rhetorical in some cases ... some of this stuff is becoming policy).  These cynical philosophies all come at the problem with centralized solutions under the assumption that the common man is too stupid to take care of himself.
    Modern leftism in the United States is one of the most racists philosophies out there, it presupposes in modern times that certain groups of people are so devoid of morals that they can't be expected to obey laws because of their upbringing, can't take advantage of the opportunities available to everyone in the country to better themselves, can't start businesses because of "systemic oppression", and all the other buzzwords of the modern left, and I reject all of that in its entirety.
    I was once what might have been considered to be a leftist when I was young, and my positions haven't radically changed ... I still believe in individual freedom, individual responsibility, the expansive mind, anti-authoritarianism, individual rights, and I have very liberal leanings on a variety of policies from free speech to due process, all products of the Enlightenment, and all championed by 1960's counter-culture and the human potentiality movement .... yet now, somehow, I find that after a lifetime of basically not moving politically I'm suddenly allied not with the left, but with the right ... with the people being labeled Nazi's, fascists, etc, because the left has abandoned its principled stand on a variety of issues I feel are important and started censoring speech, dehumanizing everyone they disagree with, championing authoritarianism, supporting racism and segregation, and using fascist tactics to advance their agenda.
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    Lowlow reacted to Goldflinger in Brexit status ...   
    cAxxKYFZwBoAmkkX.mp4
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    Lowlow reacted to KitboyE17 in Brexit status ...   
    Communism cannot work - humanity is by nature greedy. 
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    Lowlow reacted to RichRock in Brexit status ...   
    Socialism and communisim is wrong in every way possible, to think that it is good in any way is total ignorance of the facts and history.
    Back to Theresa May's resignation, she was actually good at ONE thing:

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    Lowlow got a reaction from Xander in Brexit status ...   
    Yeah, well, some of us don't see it that way.
    The only thing I see in your post I can agree with at all is fighting usury, but our solution is 180 degrees from yours.  The way to fight usury is to have a country full of strong, independent individuals who are all well educated in the dangers of taking on too much debt, who are cautious when approached by lenders, who have self-control when it comes to purchasing, are educated in basic household finance, are strong in their convictions that the government should not take on unsustainable amounts of debt to finance itself (and especially not to hand out money to the masses), that people should be savers who put away resources for a rainy day, that people should be vigilant and "be prepared" for the worst, etc.
    But I will always debate against forcing policies on people "for their own good" such as those in rhetorical capital-"S" Socialism and communism (and not so rhetorical in some cases ... some of this stuff is becoming policy).  These cynical philosophies all come at the problem with centralized solutions under the assumption that the common man is too stupid to take care of himself.
    Modern leftism in the United States is one of the most racists philosophies out there, it presupposes in modern times that certain groups of people are so devoid of morals that they can't be expected to obey laws because of their upbringing, can't take advantage of the opportunities available to everyone in the country to better themselves, can't start businesses because of "systemic oppression", and all the other buzzwords of the modern left, and I reject all of that in its entirety.
    I was once what might have been considered to be a leftist when I was young, and my positions haven't radically changed ... I still believe in individual freedom, individual responsibility, the expansive mind, anti-authoritarianism, individual rights, and I have very liberal leanings on a variety of policies from free speech to due process, all products of the Enlightenment, and all championed by 1960's counter-culture and the human potentiality movement .... yet now, somehow, I find that after a lifetime of basically not moving politically I'm suddenly allied not with the left, but with the right ... with the people being labeled Nazi's, fascists, etc, because the left has abandoned its principled stand on a variety of issues I feel are important and started censoring speech, dehumanizing everyone they disagree with, championing authoritarianism, supporting racism and segregation, and using fascist tactics to advance their agenda.
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    Lowlow got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Brexit status ...   
    Some day the people on the remain side who refused to support May's proposals may look back with some regret, she may have been their last, best hope for an EU compromise.
    I think the same thing about Trump's infrastructure and immigration proposals ... some day the left in the United States might look back at Trump as "the good ole days ..." that they didn't take advantage of when they had the chance.
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    Lowlow reacted to KitboyE17 in Brexit status ...   
    Goodbye! £’s up 😎👍🏻

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    Lowlow reacted to SILVERFINGER in Brexit status ...   
    lol I think they were politically inert.
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    Lowlow reacted to JunkBond in Brexit status ...   
    Let's hope they were remainers... 😂
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    Lowlow got a reaction from Toshunya86 in Brexit status ...   
    You can't be too hard on older people.
    Young people weren't around for the cold war, they have no idea what it was like to be under constant threat of nuclear war, it shaped two generations of people.  It's easy for young people to think it is silly, or worse, to think it didn't even happen, or that the fear was unwarranted ..
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    Lowlow got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Brexit status ...   
    You can't be too hard on older people.
    Young people weren't around for the cold war, they have no idea what it was like to be under constant threat of nuclear war, it shaped two generations of people.  It's easy for young people to think it is silly, or worse, to think it didn't even happen, or that the fear was unwarranted ..
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    Lowlow got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Brexit status ...   
    You can't be too hard on older people.
    Young people weren't around for the cold war, they have no idea what it was like to be under constant threat of nuclear war, it shaped two generations of people.  It's easy for young people to think it is silly, or worse, to think it didn't even happen, or that the fear was unwarranted ..
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    Lowlow got a reaction from MancunianStacker in Brexit status ...   
    Every time the UK votes on May's Brexit deal you have to drink.
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    Lowlow got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in Brexit status ...   
    You can't be too hard on older people.
    Young people weren't around for the cold war, they have no idea what it was like to be under constant threat of nuclear war, it shaped two generations of people.  It's easy for young people to think it is silly, or worse, to think it didn't even happen, or that the fear was unwarranted ..