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by chelmsfordhammer91
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: The Energy Crisis
Replies: 1869
Views: 62854

Re: The Energy Crisis

UK pension holdings only around 6% of the FTSE. Don’t fall for the ‘dividends pay our pensions’ line. Yes but it is the % of pension funds invested in the FTSE that would be more important to those invested. I'm not certain on the maths or legalities, but if OPEC dictate production and the futures ...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

last.caress wrote: Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:34 pm I will spank your little bumholes blue, and LIKE it! (I really will like it, you know)
Se people pay good money for that!

You should go back to page 178-182 when the result was being announced. :lol:
by chelmsfordhammer91
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: The Energy Crisis
Replies: 1869
Views: 62854

Re: The Energy Crisis

All those lovely dividends. Some of the biggest institutional investors, and hence recipients of said dividends, are pension funds and insurance companies. I'll hzard that quite a few on here have at least one of a pension or life insurance, probably both. Pretty much spot on. Apart from 'green' fu...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: The Energy Crisis
Replies: 1869
Views: 62854

Re: The Energy Crisis

What do you want to nationalise? All the utilities and the grid would cost tens of billions. Running it would be another thing for the state to do, and it couldn’t regulate it effectively. In order to run such an organisation you’d need to pay certain people huge salaries or have **** people doing ...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: The Energy Crisis
Replies: 1869
Views: 62854

Re: The Energy Crisis

Evil is probably best here to answer this, but with some energy firms struggling (?) due to wholesale price rises and previously working at a loss, would it be more realistic nowadays to attempt to nationalise this? (Whether the govenrment can competently manage it going forward is a separate issue ...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

It sounds like a reasonable plan, but probably hard to do in the developed world. Why did we need to leave the EU to try that? I don’t know, you’d need to ask Piotr. Or H1966. If your wife is where your from and you’ve accrued some money, going back home where you are relatively rich sounds like a ...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

sendô wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:32 pm Image
Before my time mate, no idea who they are. :lol:
by chelmsfordhammer91
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

On average, you spend around half of your lifetime healthcare spend in your final year of life. How many people have had parents that had a miserable last year? Or few months? I know I have. Letting people end their lives humanely seems the only thing you can do, should they wish to. You can pay or...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

I disagree that it is unsustainable and creates problems later down the line. And even if I agreed, the ageing population is unsustainable and is creating problems now. I have a solution, but killing grandpa seems rather excessive. You can call the effort half-arsed, at some point, after 15 years o...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

Ok this is going to sound proper arsey - so I am aware but feel free to lambast me lol. Is some of this reluctance to do with raising aspirations? I've got mates from one generation before mine and they had little choice or say in what they did. I was a little more fortunate as unis became a little...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

I haven’t seen anything you’ve said that puts you in the middle at all. Why is that the level of free movement is unsustainable but the ageing population is not described as such? Sovereignty sounds great. However the powerful dictate to the less so, hence part of the idea behind the EU - you pool ...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

My understanding is that they only had 5 staff available for the 10 booths (due to sickness and whatever). So a 50% absence rate. Assuming there were 20 booths, there may only have been 10 people available (extrapolating the absence rate) which would have been enough to clear the backlog (pr prdvent...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

Good post Monkeybubbles. Although you say anecdotal, it's good to get a first hand experience still. I agree that British workers on average are less likely to want to work in a factory etc., but I believe a lot of that is due to the poor wages for the effort made. I appreciate you can only pay cert...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

I haven’t tarnished them with anything, I’m happy for you to tell me what I have said is wrong. Any chance of an answer to my questions? All the infrastructure build isn’t going to be made easier with a lower tax base. It’ll be made harder. And not doing it isn’t going to make the problems of an ag...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

It might be valid but it doesn’t mean they get to ignore any criticisms of their decisions or arguments as to why it was a bad one. Why do you think the hit is temporary? There is nothing to suggest that is the case. What has been done is meant to be permanent. We have an ageing population. Unless ...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

And what do you think that increased prices for these things along with higher prices due to a weaker currency combined with a weaker economy will lead to? Because it isn’t boom time for tradesmen. Also, there are more people working that need help than tradesmen. I get that, but it does demonstrat...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: AI tech - the machines have feelings
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: AI tech - the machines have feelings

S-H wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:58 am My Fleshlight loves me, I swear.
What do you do when it breaks?
by chelmsfordhammer91
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: News up Mother Brown
Topic: Brexit referendum result aftermath
Replies: 30816
Views: 386523

Re: Brexit referendum result aftermath

The standard list of Brexiteer grievances, served with the usual lack of any viable, credible option that is going to make things better, because what it has done is to make things worse. I think for a lot of 'trade' jobs it is far too early to tell. It is undeniable (i hold my breath!) that the fl...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Romford's Snug
Topic: Need a new car
Replies: 344
Views: 16041

Re: Need a new car

Mumbles, how long is the 11p stuff with the Tesla gadget fixed for? Sounds like a decent set up to me but I'd be really worried long term with such a high outlay. Personally, i see it playing out that EVs will end up with around 600 odd miles range as standard, with more premium batteries giving 1k+...
by chelmsfordhammer91
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Romford's Snug
Topic: Need a new car
Replies: 344
Views: 16041

Re: Need a new car

Yup, by any measure, a revolting tactic by his dealer. I think he'll go to the ombudsman, and will probably win, but he's at least in a position to be fairly picky (doesn't use the motor very much, hence why he's going electric). It's those of us who don't have a choice that I feel for. Even if he ...