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by mike
June 15th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Google Maps introduces real-time speed indication....
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Google Maps introduces real-time speed indication....

And, apparently, coming soon*, it will also display the speed limit. *This was announced in January, so "soon" may be relative. This has been on Waze for some time now - and it beeps you if you are going over the speed limit by a user defined %age. Waze is owned by Google ! The speed limi...
by mike
June 11th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences
Replies: 119
Views: 1874

Re: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences

The Biased Broadcasting Corporation appear to be against everything that the indigenous population of the UK is in favour of. You mean the Brexit Broadcasting Corporation, this one THE BBC has apologised after accidentally showing an interview with a random member of the public who does not support...
by mike
June 6th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Blender for my healthy meal plan
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Blender for my healthy meal plan

Here is a recent set of reviews https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/house-garden/kitchen-appliances/best-bullet-blender-smoothies-juicer-nutribullet-ninja-a8927366.html Conclusion The Salter nutripro is our best buy as it’s reasonably priced with a strong motor and excellent blending.If yo...
by mike
June 5th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Non-Standard Finance bid for Provident Financial
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: Non-Standard Finance bid for Provident Financial

The FT is reporting that the NSF bid for PFG has been abandonned For subscribers https://www.ft.com/content/0725d86c-8703-11e9-97ea-05ac2431f453 For non-subscribers, follow the link https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=Non-Standard+Finance+drops+plan+to+acquire+Provident+Financial ...
by mike
June 2nd, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Summonsed
Replies: 196
Views: 3458

Re: Boris Summonsed

In any case, the US has some of the highest food standards in the world. Food poisoning in the USA is around 10 times higher than the UK per head, although US deaths are only 20% higher per head than the UK. The US reports higher rates of illness from foodborne illness than in the UK. Annually, 14....
by mike
June 2nd, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: MKS Might Exit FTSE 100 June 5th
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Re: MKS Might Exit FTSE 100 June 5th

From the previous link, two FTSE 250 stocks are in automatic automatic entry into the FTSE 100 at the moment (position 90 or higher) - JD. - JD Sports at position 70 - AVV - Aveva Group at position 73 Therefore, two must be ejected from the FTSE 100, and these are the lowest two FTSE100 stocks, whet...
by mike
May 30th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The London Vote
Replies: 83
Views: 1446

Re: The London Vote

.... just showing that the EU DOES produce/impose upon us, a lot of petty laws and regulations, (which we are quite capable of imposing upon ourselves if WE consider them appropriate). The figures I have seen in the past for this - The EU is responsable for 14% of the laws in the UK Of this 14%, th...
by mike
May 30th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1995
Views: 37311

Re: Brexit all over?

Yes. And I believe it does undermine the case as it makes it look like a vindictive personal attack, rather than a genuine search for justice. But as I say, we will never agree. That's not how the law works. This is how the law works IS THE PROSECUTION VEXATIOUS 56. I accept the defence submission ...
by mike
May 30th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 162
Views: 8618

Re: Trump

Is this an admission, or just bad phrasing ? Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Russia, Russia, Russia! That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax...And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime tha...
by mike
May 29th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Summonsed
Replies: 196
Views: 3458

Re: Boris Summonsed

While clearly I feel that we SHOULD NOT debate an ongoing court case, can I point out that the court HAS published great detail on the case. Try a search on Ball V Johnson. Here are the procceedings, direct from the horses mouth https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Ball-v-Johnson-FV-...
by mike
May 29th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: ASEI - Aberdeen Standard Equity Income
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: ASEI - Aberdeen Standard Equity Income

Several points. First, the ticker ASEI will not give many hits on TLF, as the ticker is new following the recent name change, which took place around last Christmas, from memory. SLET, the previous ticker, will give you more hits, I would imagine. MDW1954 Thanks for the referral to SLET, and yes, p...
by mike
May 28th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: ASEI - Aberdeen Standard Equity Income
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

ASEI - Aberdeen Standard Equity Income

I am, like several other posters have mentioned, gradually switching away from HYP to IT, and at present have approx 70% HYP and 30% IT. These ITs are very approximately Overseas:UK in the ratio of 2:1, with the UK ITs being based on large cap, eg CTY, MRCH, SCF & DIG. ASEI looks a diversificati...
by mike
May 26th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: EU election vote counts
Replies: 16
Views: 1521

Re: EU election vote counts

We won't have to stay up too late tonight. Results are expected from 10:30pm onwards, and all finished by 2am except for Scotland

https://twitter.com/ElectionMapsUK/status/1132672926766051329
by mike
May 25th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: ITs for cash from bought-out shares
Replies: 12
Views: 2130

Re: ITs for cash from bought-out shares

Originally went for MCT for north american, 5.32% . Besides the yield, the AIC reported divi cover is 9.6 years. https://www.theaic.co.uk/companydata/C0PAJ MCT has wonderful cover, but excruciatingly snail like increases in dividend - only one increase since cutting the divi 9 years ago, and that w...
by mike
May 25th, 2019, 12:46 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Watching girls dance
Replies: 14
Views: 2067

Re: Watching girls dance

Start your own thread about Elvis if you want people here to look at his videos. HYD There is a misunderstanding here. They're the same girls doing the the same dance as your video. eg the two girls at 0:35 in your video are at 0:57 in the Elvis one. People are taking the same pictures of the same ...
by mike
May 23rd, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread
Replies: 656
Views: 42059

Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

Wasn't sure whether to put this here, or under the Astonishing Fact thread This is the queue to reach the top of Everest. Wow, just wow ! Details here https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/23/congestion-mount-everest-backlog-climbers-death-zone https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/d8a1c4d1e053628edc4...
by mike
May 23rd, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Milkshakes
Replies: 95
Views: 1599

Re: Milkshakes

Still feel LD is best in my wider region. Only if you live in Scotland, Wales or the North East. John I'd been using the regions at the bottom of this page https://www.bestforbritain.org/vote to decide. But the https://remainvoter.com/ gives different figures and suggests Green for me. Important th...
by mike
May 23rd, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Milkshakes
Replies: 95
Views: 1599

Re: Milkshakes

Leaflets at home from everyone except conservatives. Two from Lib Dems and Brexit Party, in each case one specifically addressed, one generic. Parliamentary constituency is 2015 Labour gain from Lib Dem, strongly voted remain. DM I have only had 3 leaflets, addressed ones from Brexit and UKIP, and ...
by mike
May 23rd, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Eurovision 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: Eurovision 2019

Due to a error in the voting, the UK have now finished even further last than on the night The UK’s Eurovision score has been lowered following a miscalculation. Michael Rice’s song “Bigger Than Us” came last in the competition, with the track initially scoring just 16 points. The contest organisers...
by mike
May 22nd, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1995
Views: 37311

Re: Brexit all over?

Leadsom isn't always the most consistent I don’t think the UK should leave the EU. I think it would be a disaster for our economy and it would lead to a decade of economic and political uncertainty at a time when the tectonic plates of global success are moving. https://twitter.com/MarieAnnUK/status...

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