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  1. I think this mess is actually less the EU's fault and more May & co. This slide presented by Barnier a little over a year ago shows the process on their end in response to May's red lines. They actually offered a Canada or Korea style FTA but May wanted something to the left of that part of the slide while simultaneously wanting nothing to the left of that part of the slide. I think most Brexiteers would have been happy to see a Canada or Korea style withdrawal agreement as a proper Brexit and I remember that kind of future relationship being regularly brought up during the Referendum campaign. The EU may be a lot of things, but in the case of the negotiations, they offered us a way for a proper Brexit and we didn't take it. I think if May went up to Barnier even now and said "We'll take the Canada/Korea FTA plan, sir", they'd give it to us.
  2. Well that serves me right for waiting to the end, Britannias are now out of stock
  3. Exactly. Click bait title in the hopes that enough stupid people will click his hype. The internet is really decadent these days. Ignore.
  4. Out of interest, if you sold a coin on eBay, what is stopping the buyer from claiming it was a fake and getting refunded?
  5. Hospitals, schools and roads can be built quite satisfactorily without taxation too (at least without the theft type). And the latter two actually cost very little, and can be paid for either privately or with charities. Some reading: http://calebjonesblog.com/how-taxes-would-work-in-a-free-society/ http://www.libertarianprepper.com/without-government-who-will-build-the-roads/
  6. It really, really depends on people's circumstances. Does one need to liquidate to buy a property? Has silver entered another bubble and you want to play play the roulette wheel by cashing out with a view to getting back in at a lower price after the bubble bursts, if you have the balls for such a gamble? Assuming you're holding long term and have been getting in at these high GSRs, a good time is when the GSR lowers to about 1/50 to 1/30 and then switch it to gold. My silver is basically gold-in-waiting.
  7. Even at my old age I keep getting surprised at what consumers are willing to spend money on. Seems like thoughtlessly throwing money away to me. Makes doing business easier in one respect, then on the other hand I keep thinking "nah they won't go for that" when thinking up business ideas. Here is a chap who sells snow . Yep, people buy snow. Not sure if he's managed to sell one to an Eskimo yet, but the way things are going...
  8. That is ridonkulous! I assume punters are falling for it or else it wouldn't still fly.
  9. That point unfortunately gets lost in all the political arguing. Europe is a lovely continent with a rich and diverse set of cultures, languages and history which took thousands of years to evolve. It would be a shame to lose it so quickly to open borders and monoculturalism (the true end state of 'multicultural' mass immigration).
  10. While the EU has been rather imposing itself on European countries over the decades in aid of it's own growth, some of the arguments about it's behaviour don't add up. For one thing, why would it be the plan to flood the continent with non-Europeans to wipe out European culture? To what end? To who's benefit? The mass immigration thing seems to just be lefty one-love ideology.
  11. That isn't so crazy actually. One of Bitcoin's founders has already been cryonically preserved: https://www.alcor.org/blog/hal-finney-becomes-alcors-128th-patient/
  12. True but you could move out of the mooring and do what blindedbythelight's friend did and move around for about a mile a week. That would have been my game plan. The appealing aspect to me is the lack of depreciation if you keep it in good nick. A 1992 boat in already good nick shouldn't depreciate much at all. I wonder what the maintenance costs are like, fuel, engine upkeep etc.
  13. Something like this might work, (think it's already gone though). https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks-jet-skis/-reduced-for-quick-sale-50-ft-narrowboat-for-sale-on-stunning-mooring/1316976334 Sounds like they need carpets!
  14. I was about to reply on jonrms thread but thought it was a bit too off topic. But PayPal is becoming a problem in various ways now. I'm trying to move away from them, I only ever signed up for the damn thing 15 years ago to buy stuff on eBay. I've heard horror stories of PayPal freezing people's funds because they received "too much" money in one go and made PP think you're money laundering. Nice to know they think their punters are crooks, now I know what all those demands for our identity documents are for. I'm trying other options like paying for eBay items by debit card instead (which I did last week, so far so good) but ultimately I'd like for high street shops to sell eBay gift cards like there are Amazon gift cards already. Then you can buy those in and use up your credit as and when. I think though that if you sell your leftovers on eBay, then having PP linked to you account is mandatory. Cryptocurrencies would help avoid jonrms' problem in future, the odd letters out of place means the transaction just fails and you can send it again. Or else BACS or postal order. PayPal has turned into an online bank without the branches. Weird how dependant we've become on it over the years almost through stealth. It makes it harder to break away without a determined effort.