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KDave

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    KDave reacted to MancunianStacker in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    We pay into the EU then they pay money in grants to the UK and we think the EU are just so great FFS!!! They’ve won already haven’t they with this slight of hand cheap trick.
    I see signs on building sites in Manchester with “made possible via grant from EU” or something like that. Where did the EU get the money from, yes the fcuking UK govt and the UK taxpayers! Don’t believe any Govt especially a super govt like the EU are giving you anything for free. 
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    KDave reacted to Kritika in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Well Said @KDave
    I just wish people would realise a simple not very difficult to understand financial reality. We pay the EU loads of money to run a massive bureaucratic "jobs for the boys scheme" over in Brussels. And as a reward for financing this they then pay us a small part of it back in grants..........Come on guys,  Its our money they are giving us back 
    Here's one for you all, which proves its the usual age old adage - Its all about the money.
    1. The Lords Lawyers have said we don't legally own the EU a single penny when we leave. 
    2. British assets in EU property and deposits in the European Central Bank built up over 40yrs are +/- £61 Billion. 
    3. The EU realising this fact, frantically came up with a trumped up leaving bill of £100 Billion. 
    4. British Politicians (who have never worked a day in the real world), agree to the trumped up bill to keep talks moving, and agree to give the EU the £39 Billion balance when we leave.
    So here's a thought ...........if we leave without a deal, does anyone really believe the EU will do the honest thing and give us our £61 Billion Back?
     
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    KDave got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Good for you but basing your position on goodies the EU will give you in exchange for your countries sovereignty is entitled and short sighted to be polite.
    Why can't people pay their own way? I did. 
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    KDave got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    People forget these grants are paid from taxes, so I've paid my own way and then someone else's way as well. Good old EU 
    But yes keep seeing us as the problem and not the ones paying for it all. The ones who voted to leave, the same ones working a week each month for free in equivalent taxes, to pay for other peoples EU grants. 
     
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    KDave got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Good for you but basing your position on goodies the EU will give you in exchange for your countries sovereignty is entitled and short sighted to be polite.
    Why can't people pay their own way? I did. 
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    KDave got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    People forget these grants are paid from taxes, so I've paid my own way and then someone else's way as well. Good old EU 
    But yes keep seeing us as the problem and not the ones paying for it all. The ones who voted to leave, the same ones working a week each month for free in equivalent taxes, to pay for other peoples EU grants. 
     
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    KDave got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Good for you but basing your position on goodies the EU will give you in exchange for your countries sovereignty is entitled and short sighted to be polite.
    Why can't people pay their own way? I did. 
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    KDave got a reaction from barney in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Another good video from this gentleman, could not put it better.
     
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    KDave got a reaction from barney in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Another good video from this gentleman, could not put it better.
     
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    KDave got a reaction from barney in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Another good video from this gentleman, could not put it better.
     
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    KDave got a reaction from barney in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Another good video from this gentleman, could not put it better.
     
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    KDave got a reaction from barney in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Another good video from this gentleman, could not put it better.
     
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    KDave got a reaction from barney in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Another good video from this gentleman, could not put it better.
     
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    KDave got a reaction from barney in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Another good video from this gentleman, could not put it better.
     
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    KDave got a reaction from barney in Brexit and the Peoples Vote   
    Another good video from this gentleman, could not put it better.
     
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    KDave got a reaction from Xander in Thoughts for Young People   
    Landscape is the most important thing of all. Play the hand you are dealt within the landscape. You can have the best idea in the world and the best business plan, infinite patience, Nikola Tesla level IQ and still fail, if the market is not right for your idea, perhaps people don't want it at that time, perhaps your idea is early, perhaps it is late and obsolete. Perhaps you will be lucky and time it right, but you are 1 in 1000 and it is luck that determines that not your attributes. Landscape is determined by luck first and foremost, it is the key to whether your efforts result in success or failure. The rest, your attributes, work ethic, they are details and the details only determine the extent of success. Be humble, as success or failure is simply by the grace of opportunity. 
    Further more, you can have the best work ethic in the world, sacrifice your time with family, move away from home, work hard, rise through merit and sacrifice, and despite all of it, your neighbour can do none of that, live on benefits for years, and win the lottery.  Its not fair but it is what it is. Life is not fair. Society is not just. 
    Know these things when you start and you can no be disappointed. Be thankful for what you have.
    Remember that the government is taking most of your taxes to give as charity to others who care nothing for you. When the time comes in the future, those people taking your hard earned today, need to come asking for your charity instead, remember to say 'no'.  
    Landscape (the economic situation, society, government) and opportunity (or lack of) determine success far more than any personal attribute. Its all luck of the draw chaps. 
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    KDave got a reaction from Xander in Thoughts for Young People   
    Landscape is the most important thing of all. Play the hand you are dealt within the landscape. You can have the best idea in the world and the best business plan, infinite patience, Nikola Tesla level IQ and still fail, if the market is not right for your idea, perhaps people don't want it at that time, perhaps your idea is early, perhaps it is late and obsolete. Perhaps you will be lucky and time it right, but you are 1 in 1000 and it is luck that determines that not your attributes. Landscape is determined by luck first and foremost, it is the key to whether your efforts result in success or failure. The rest, your attributes, work ethic, they are details and the details only determine the extent of success. Be humble, as success or failure is simply by the grace of opportunity. 
    Further more, you can have the best work ethic in the world, sacrifice your time with family, move away from home, work hard, rise through merit and sacrifice, and despite all of it, your neighbour can do none of that, live on benefits for years, and win the lottery.  Its not fair but it is what it is. Life is not fair. Society is not just. 
    Know these things when you start and you can no be disappointed. Be thankful for what you have.
    Remember that the government is taking most of your taxes to give as charity to others who care nothing for you. When the time comes in the future, those people taking your hard earned today, need to come asking for your charity instead, remember to say 'no'.  
    Landscape (the economic situation, society, government) and opportunity (or lack of) determine success far more than any personal attribute. Its all luck of the draw chaps. 
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    KDave reacted to Marc in South Africa   
    Absolutely, but if you say anything yuo are branded a racist by the bleeding heart liberals. I lived in Rhodesia and look at the terrible hole that has become.\
     
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    KDave got a reaction from GrahamDiamond in Revisiting - How Much PMs should you hold?   
    I need to look into this further, but I think there are different risk profiles between a private pension, a government or employer pension. If your pension is equivalent of a SIPP then it's shares in a special wrapper and of no counter risk other than the holding company/bank and a future chancellor moving the goal posts, but a default isn't as likely as with say, the state pension or government pensions. A default is likely there and as we saw a few years ago the government will force people to take hair cuts when necessary, those type of pensions are promises paid from borrowing and tax take. Those who worked for bhs store (think that's the one) on an employer pension also know about default when the company goes bust. I think what pension type you have changes the risk and needs to be considered when choosing gold allocation. 
    I wouldn't go all in on either gold or a pension though, a mix is required. 
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    KDave got a reaction from Kieran95 in Good for UK   
    The problem is hate speech law, it is the weapon used to suppress certain discussion points. We need to get rid of these ridiculous laws that protect nothing and destroy freedom of speech. 
    Freedom of speech is being eroded further by the EU under the guise of copyright legislation. Luckily the UK will be out soon. 
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    KDave reacted to Mike in The Richest Man in Babylon   
    And there in lies the problem - I don't know about outside the UK, but here we now have 3rd and 4th generations of families that don't work and live off of benefits - they are masters at it.  Its a sense of entitlement and increases the burden on the rest of society.
    Right - getting off soapbox and heading off to work to turn the wheels of industry for another day!
    PS - Just ordered this book, never heard of it, can't wait to read it
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    KDave reacted to Lowlow in The Richest Man in Babylon   
    It's a sad commentary on the state of our world that this book's opening lines are now revolutionary.
     
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    KDave reacted to sixgun in Good for UK   
    Yasser Arafat looks a bit like that Socialist snake. The black and white chequer pattern made me think Freemason for a minute. Corbyn is a puppet. Has the photo cropped out the strings? If it were of Corbyn the strings would be attached.
    i do not support any of these people, they are all in league with Satan. Corbyn would flood the country with foreigners and say it was our strength whilst everything was collapsing around our ears.
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    KDave reacted to Xander in Unexplained Increase in Death Rate in the UK   
    They reckon by 2020 the leading cause of death will be depression.
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    KDave reacted to Martlet in My plan to stack PMs   
    Gold and silver are assets that may have currency and may be used as money. 
    All the preceding arguments for "gold is money" have counterarguments, contradictions and dont stand up to scrutiny, not because they are wrong per se but because they lead to counterfactual conclusions.   Replace gold or silver with copper and see if any case stands up, because other than its unit value being far lower, it offers all the same properties.