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by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 17th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Immigration
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: Immigration

The work was done by a respected academic institution, University College London. I am therefore working on the basis that their methods would be appropriate, rather than just taking answers in raw statistical form. But I have not read their underlying work, so it is an act of faith if you like. Ot...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 17th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Immigration
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: Immigration

Last week I was watching the local news programme interviewing a middle aged woman in Portsmouth who was complaining about Europeans coming over here working and taking all the jobs. She said she was a single mother with five children...no benefits for her then! She could not understand the tax and...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 17th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Immigration
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: Immigration

Clickbait, interesting. Along with the Guardian, the Independent is frequently quoted and linked to by Remainers here as it frequently publishes remain leaning articles. Indeed the article was really about supporting calls for a second referendum. I shall view them in a new light and will likely re...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 17th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1015
Views: 20132

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

Bring back the seventies! 8-) Ah the 70s! The decade of: - the kipper tie - mass unemployment - the 3 day week - the Angry Brigade - the National Front - the IRA - the UK being the "Sick man of Europe" - paedophiles presenting Top of the Pops So it's a vote from you for "No Deal"...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 17th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Immigration
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: Immigration

This is very interesting as it seems to completely undermine the argument that EU immigartion (positioned by many as closet racism) was a key factor in the referendum. The level of support for leaving the UK is broadly the same as it was in 2016, yet Leavers do not believe immigration from the EU i...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 17th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Immigration
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: Immigration

A survey has found that even leave voters now believe that existing EU rules are sufficient to control immigration from the continent having become more informed about the controls which are available. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-no-deal-eu-immigration-control-vote-leave-l...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 16th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Is Trump about to attack Iran?
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Is Trump about to attack Iran?

Yes, the attacks on Aramco assets seem more likely to be down to Houthis. Therefore little capital available to the US to intervene. DJTs earlier "locked and loaded" brag, was Fake news. Whole of the Middle East is the (new?) Great Game, I imagine, with Yanks, Russians, Iranians, Israelis ...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 16th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1015
Views: 20132

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

I suspect that Boris doesn't follow the modern day incarnation of The Hulk in the extremely successful Marvel Comics Universe (which has made a shedload of money for us Disney shareholders and hopefully will long continue to do so). Given Boris' age (close to mine) I suspect that he is referring to...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 16th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 286
Views: 14515

Re: Trump

Trump has got an alcohol problem ...former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, instead showed Trump county maps of Iowa and how he might lose the swing state because he has honked off so many farmers. That’s according to a fascinating story by Reuters that detailed the two-hour meeting August 19 at which...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 16th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1015
Views: 20132

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

It's just possible that the Incredible Hulk gag has backfired on Boris: Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole. Mad and strong can also be dense and destructive. The Hulk works best when he is in unison with a team, and is a disaster when he is alone. Plus...he’s ...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 16th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1015
Views: 20132

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

It's just possible that the Incredible Hulk gag has backfired on Boris: Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole. Mad and strong can also be dense and destructive. The Hulk works best when he is in unison with a team, and is a disaster when he is alone. Plus...he’s a...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 16th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A very bitter man
Replies: 23
Views: 632

Re: A very bitter man

He should have kept quiet. The machinations prior to the ref. is one thing, but his total failure to deal with the result with any level of professionalism was horrendous.

Like a little boy running home to mummy.
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 16th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Is Trump about to attack Iran?
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Is Trump about to attack Iran?

As in bomb, invade, etc. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/15/trump-says-us-is-locked-and-loaded-after-attack-on-saudi-oil-supply.html I'm thinking that a war in the Middle East, would be a very convenient distraction from "problems elsewhere", as he tries to rally support for the 2020 election...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 15th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Share buybacks: a beautiful thing
Replies: 96
Views: 3319

Re: Share buybacks: a beautiful thing

But I was rather under the impression that *some* institutions (e.g. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley) employ people called "prop traders" i.e. If there weren't buyers or sellers of last resort, traders in other words, I doubt the market could operate. or at least not at the liquidity levels...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 15th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Share buybacks: a beautiful thing
Replies: 96
Views: 3319

Re: Share buybacks: a beautiful thing

Perhaps as a private small timer, attempting to follow it would be an act of madness, but that's an aside. So agreed, I've been in this game for a far shorter time than most of you lot (pyad, G, SH, etc), but what I've learnt is that big instis and brokers etc. play in the market in the long and sh...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 14th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Learning to play the guitar
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Learning to play the guitar

A huge thank you to everyone for all those links. I've just spent the last 30 minutes with my mouth hanging wide open in utter shock and disbelief. I taught myself classical guitar when I was 18, taught myself to read music but never got beyond about grade 5 standard. Half the things in these video...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 14th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Server slowness today
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Server slowness today

I write debuggers for microprocessors now... Matt Are you a C programmer? If you are, I take my hat off to you :) RC Mostly C++ nowadays, but since the debugger is targetted at firmwares which themselves are coded in C and various different assembly languages, I kind of have to be proficient in tho...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 13th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3170
Views: 101984

Re: Musk endeavours

Anyone of you peeps read this? Musk gets a really bad press.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08 ... ity?inline

Perhaps you have heard it all before, but it doesn't sound good.
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 13th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Server slowness today
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Server slowness today

I hope it doesn't indicate a genuine Database problem. Being a computer nerd, and knowing the MySQL is a (free) database implementation, my diagnosis is that webserver failed to retrieve a DB record, and that may have been what resulted in the Connection Attempt (i.e. us trying to browse) timing ou...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
September 13th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Server slowness today
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Server slowness today

It was noted, but nothing we Moderators could do without access to the site. TJH I hope it doesn't indicate a genuine Database problem. Being a computer nerd, and knowing the MySQL is a (free) database implementation, my diagnosis is that webserver failed to retrieve a DB record, and that may have ...

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