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    Distract yourself by becoming a day-trader.

    Distract yourself by becoming a day-trader.
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    Yes, it can be. It's a quantum investment. ...

    Yes, it can be.

    It's a quantum investment. Schrodinger's gold.
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    No, you don't know, or No, you don't want to...

    No, you don't know, or No, you don't want to explain?
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    Slightly Off-topic : Does anyone on this...

    Slightly Off-topic :

    Does anyone on this board know how vaccine trials work and care to explain?

    I understand they do a Phase I, II & III clinical trials checking the safety and then the...
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    The "funny" money supply isn't going to dry up...

    The "funny" money supply isn't going to dry up though. More likely it is going to increase, for example, France launched a €100B economic package this week.

    Whoever wins the US election is...
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    The Oxford Vaccine has started it's final large...

    The Oxford Vaccine has started it's final large scale trials in the US this week.

    There are already large-scale trials running in the UK and Brazil which should be coming to a close soon.

    If,...
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    No worries then. As to the "short" - I probably...

    No worries then. As to the "short" - I probably just misread it when I skimmed through the thread.



    Here's another story.

    Got a "mate" ( well, bloke-down-the-pub ) who was always going on...
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    OK. So you didn't understand the point I was...

    OK. So you didn't understand the point I was trying to make. I'm not talking about stop losses.

    It's not about "believing" in yourself. That's irrelevant. That's something that pop-star...
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    Back in early the 2000's I worked on a commodity...

    Back in early the 2000's I worked on a commodity trading floor in London. For a large, well known, trading house.

    I got involved with some development work for the internal auditors and read...
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    A bit like People Per Hour...

    A bit like People Per Hour? It lets you post a "Project" on any given subject and then people/companies can bid for that work.
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    Sort of like Google? But only better?

    Sort of like Google? But only better?
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    This is one of those never-factual, ever...

    This is one of those never-factual, ever reoccurring stories.

    Before 5G there were concerns about 4G. Before that WIFI. Before that radio and television.

    Anyone remember the stories, back in...
  13. I know! I read it and thought "There's always a...

    I know! I read it and thought "There's always a couple of a*holes in every community".

    I doubt very much that it is any way representative of the wider German, mostly law-abiding, society.
  14. Indeed I do. And as you probably understood,...

    Indeed I do. And as you probably understood, that wasn't the point.

    The point was to illustrate how easy it is to scour the internet, find a story with some negative connetations and then post it...
  15. Germany slams abuse of French visitors over coronavirus

    Germany slams abuse of French visitors over coronavirus

    Gosh. This is awful. German people are being terrible to the French ( again! You'd have thought they would have stopped that behaviour...
  16. Ah yes. I must have missed all those posts you...

    Ah yes. I must have missed all those posts you did criticizing the Italian and Spanish governments over the last 3 weeks. Or do you just do that on ContractorES?

    And your insightful comments...
  17. Let's face it Scoots. You're loving the fact...

    Let's face it Scoots. You're loving the fact that the UK is close to a 1000 deaths per day.

    You spend a huge amount of time and effort looking for any news story that you can post on here to...
  18. It's not his hobby. It's his addiction.

    It's not his hobby. It's his addiction.
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    I skimmed through this thread and didn't notice...

    I skimmed through this thread and didn't notice if anyone else had posted the HMRC webinar:

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme

    Apologies if it's a duplicate.
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    This is not entirely true. If you have a wave...

    This is not entirely true.

    If you have a wave of forced-sellers, for example, the newly unemployed or a significant number of newly empty properties ( owners died ), you will enter a situation...
  21. No you didn't. But you did imply heavily that it...

    No you didn't. But you did imply heavily that it was because people in the UK were not being admitted to hospital quickly enough, when you actually have no real understanding of what the best...
  22. Maybe. Who knows? Where did you do you medical...

    Maybe. Who knows? Where did you do you medical degree?
  23. Good for them. However, there's plenty of...

    Good for them.

    However, there's plenty of people dying and it's not because of a lack of ventilators in the UK. The UK is not at the capacity of it's ventilators.
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    Then we would designate hotel staff as...

    Then we would designate hotel staff as key-workers and so they would have to go to work?

    Would the hotel staff also stay in the hotel or would they go home of an evening?
  25. If you test a large number of minor cases, then...

    If you test a large number of minor cases, then you'll have a lower death rate.

    Also, I read somewhere that the average age of a German infected is 46, against 64 in Italy and 63 in the UK.

    The...
  26. Yup. There are no winners in this one I'm afraid.

    Yup. There are no winners in this one I'm afraid.
  27. I agree with your post. By "Under Control" I...

    I agree with your post. By "Under Control" I mean to start seeing a damping down of the spread of the virus, which should lead to fewer admissions to hospital, which in turn will lead to fewer...
  28. It's going to take a lot of effort to reboot the...

    It's going to take a lot of effort to reboot the economy and they cannot be restarted in isolation.

    Once the virus is under control and we gotta hope that this social distancing is going to do...
  29. The more you have, the easier it gets to ignore...

    The more you have, the easier it gets to ignore them, although my advice is always "Stop at 3".
  30. From my impeccable sources ...

    From my impeccable sources

    He might not own more land than all the Royals combined. But more farmland than any individual Royal.


    The Queen owns more castles though.
  31. On the 24th January the Lancet editor tweeted: ...

    On the 24th January the Lancet editor tweeted:



    Tweet tweet


    So he aint exactly Nostradamus.

    We've all got 20/20 hindsight.
  32. Dyson is the largest farmer in the UK. That's...

    Dyson is the largest farmer in the UK.

    That's not relevant to this thread ... but then again most of the posts on CUk are irrelevant.
  33. One of the more positive aspects of all this is...

    One of the more positive aspects of all this is the 600k people who signed-up within 36 hours to support the 1.5m vulnerable people in society.

    If we can protect and support the most vulnerable...
  34. Don't worry ATW. The 3-pack you bought in...

    Don't worry ATW.

    The 3-pack you bought in 1996 should be more than enough to get you through.
  35. Being able to use contactless to buy beer in the...

    Being able to use contactless to buy beer in the pub has been one of the greatest developments in the last 10 years.
  36. 1) People waited in well spaced queues, the floor...

    1) People waited in well spaced queues, the floor has been marked with tape to indicate the correct distancing. People keeping a good distance apart whilst browsing the aisles.

    2) Contactless...
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    So a commuter on a packed tube decided to take a...

    So a commuter on a packed tube decided to take a photo of a packed carriage and post it?

    If I was that commuter .... I would have got off the fecking train.
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    Because they are the only ones left working?

    Because they are the only ones left working?
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    Well you could actually just read her full...

    Well you could actually just read her full interview from Womans Own.



    Rather than taking one sentence out of context.
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    There are a surprising number of cupboards and...

    There are a surprising number of cupboards and drawers that need tidying ... should see me through the weekend.

    The good news is - the garage is at least a two-weekend job.

    Mid-April onwards is...
  41. Are you sure? I have a good friend in Walldorf...

    Are you sure? I have a good friend in Walldorf and as we were chatting yesterday on Whatsapp regarding the situation he told me his local supermarkets are almost empty. My brother-in-law in Vienna...
  42. Isn't Germany doing pretty much exactly the same...

    Isn't Germany doing pretty much exactly the same as the UK, with the extension of Kurzarbeit and providing 550Billion in corporate loans?
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    The cost is irrelevant. Do something ... it's...

    The cost is irrelevant.

    Do something ... it's going to cost £billions and impact millions of lives

    Do nothing ... it's going to cost £billions and impact millions of lives.


    You don't...
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    I hope you haven't misunderstoond ( or I have...

    I hope you haven't misunderstoond ( or I have mis-explained ) my position.

    I think that this shut-down is the ONLY way to protect the most vulnerable in society.

    I think the government must...
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    That's a TBC

    That's a TBC
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    Indeed. I just don't think the...

    Indeed. I just don't think the "Let-It-Take-It's-Course" camp have really thought this through.

    I have a feeling that they think that "I'll be alright and I might be able to pick-up a cheap house...
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    And you well know that a significant number of...

    And you well know that a significant number of properties entering the market at one time would depress the prices, thus reducing the tax take.

    The idea that the government would get hundreds of...
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    The inheritance tax-threshold is £325,000 - the...

    The inheritance tax-threshold is £325,000 - the government takes 40% over that amount.

    You're assuming that most pensioners have more than that in assets.

    And that in, in the case of a couple,...
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    If you don't shut-down the economy in a planned,...

    If you don't shut-down the economy in a planned, controlled ( as controlled as it can be ) way, then this virus will spread like wildfire and the economy will shut down anyway.

    If we did nothing,...
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    This is true. But don't forget countries are...

    This is true. But don't forget countries are immortal, humans aren't. It took 100 years to pay back the borrowing for World War 1. I think we are still paying off World War II. It can be spread...
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