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  1. Sometimes I wonder if there is more than one species of human

    The loans were only ever a disguised payment method to avoid tax, which didn't even work. People have now been forced to pay tax on them.

    Trying to demand repayment is a pretty low-life...
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    His 3x short of Ethereum is a daily leveraged...

    His 3x short of Ethereum is a daily leveraged product, like a leveraged ETF, so it doesn't have an expiry date.

    Using my models, Ethereum going up from $220 to $395 would have resulted in about an...
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    If he'd opened a $100,000 non-leveraged short of...

    If he'd opened a $100,000 non-leveraged short of ETH at $220 then, with ETH now at $395, it would have fallen to around $56,000.

    That's without leverage.

    Add in the 3x, and the losses must be...
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    It's funny isn't it, we don't even believe the...

    It's funny isn't it, we don't even believe the trades are real where he's losing hundreds of thousands of $.

    He's as truthful as Trump.
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    You claimed you put over $100,000 on that 3x...

    You claimed you put over $100,000 on that 3x leveraged short at end of June. Ethereum was $220 then.

    Ethereum is $395 now.

    What you down to? Less than $10,000?
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    Mr Fallon should get Scoots to speak at the next...

    Mr Fallon should get Scoots to speak at the next annual shareholder meeting.

    "Never mind the company's performance, the chart says you're all going to be rich."
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    You think he'll still be compos mentis in 4 years...

    You think he'll still be compos mentis in 4 years time?
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    If you know you are right, why not bet $250k on...

    If you know you are right, why not bet $250k on it.
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    Of course, you do realise, the more we take the...

    Of course, you do realise, the more we take the piss out of him the more it reinforces his (contrarian) belief that he's on the right track. :ohwell
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    If only the markets were even remotely that...

    If only the markets were even remotely that predictable.

    You definitely don't need a chart to see Scooty's cretinism.
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    You could do one of your convoluted posts. :D

    You could do one of your convoluted posts. :D
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    If you look at a chart, of Amazon, it would have...

    If you look at a chart, of Amazon, it would have been overbought countless times between 2005 and now.

    If you had used TA and bought when it was oversold, and sold when it was overbought, I bet...
  13. Sell fake gold bars on eBay

    The people bidding on this 1oz bar probably don't realise it's fake.

    Current bid £620 - 1oz The Perth Mint Bullion Gold Bar 999.9 percent Fine Gold New And Sealed | eBay

    (If it was real gold...
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    Sticky: No doubt it will be vehemently denied, but it...

    No doubt it will be vehemently denied, but it does have a whiff of the old schadenfreude.

    Or maybe they're on a % from Felicitas. :laugh
  15. Surely, if a trust pays money to a beneficiary,...

    Surely, if a trust pays money to a beneficiary, the default position would be it's a distribution?
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    Genau wie Trump.

    Genau wie Trump.
  17. Were they loans? I think that's a question a...

    Were they loans?

    I think that's a question a court would have to consider.

    Is it enough that a piece of paper says something is a loan? Even if, in reality, it was a sham?

    As we all know,...
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    If only you'd listened to Scoots and sold a year...

    If only you'd listened to Scoots and sold a year ago. You must be regretting that now.
  19. I can't help feeling that there is a fair amount...

    I can't help feeling that there is a fair amount of conjecture and speculation going on here.

    Also, there are no real experts (trust lawyers) here.
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    Sagst du jemals die Wahrheit?

    Sagst du jemals die Wahrheit?
  21. 1) remove original beneficiaries 2) add new...

    1) remove original beneficiaries
    2) add new beneficiaries (eg. the instigators of the money grab)
    3) screw original beneficiaries

    That will go down well with a court!
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    Did you have to? I thought his make-believe...

    Did you have to?

    I thought his make-believe might be finally kaput.
  23. That's what I reckon too.

    That's what I reckon too.
  24. All good points. The other thing Felicitas...

    All good points.

    The other thing Felicitas will be up against is that any IoM Judge will be mindful of the reputation of the Island. It's already a stain on the Island that it was home to so many...
  25. FWIW, I wouldn't fancy their chances. There is so...

    FWIW, I wouldn't fancy their chances. There is so much about these "loans" that just doesn't look like actual lending. It's clear for anyone to see that they were, in fact, disguised remuneration as...
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    Our cat knocked over the pot with the Apache, so...

    Our cat knocked over the pot with the Apache, so I lost that one. The other two have done well.

    I've got about twenty chillis on the Prairie Fire. They are 2cm long and oval shaped. They start off...
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    Short of replacing all the microbore with 15mm......

    Short of replacing all the microbore with 15mm...

    It's probably worth shoving some cleaner in now and again, and making sure the system is always well dosed with inhibitor. I think there are also...
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    Sorted

    I cobbled together a connector so I could attach a car foot pump to the flow pipe.

    It was a bit squeaky bum as I increased the pressure higher and higher but the blockage finally gave way at 5 bar...
  29. This probably belongs in HMRC Scheme Enquiries.

    This probably belongs in HMRC Scheme Enquiries.
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    Yes, and moving house would probably be less...

    Yes, and moving house would probably be less disruptive than replacing all the crappy microbore. Most of it is downstairs and buried in the concrete slab.
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    What is wrong with you? (Rhetorical question BTW)

    What is wrong with you? (Rhetorical question BTW)
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    You mean the one who installed the C/H?

    You mean the one who installed the C/H?
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    Whether it's real, or not, makes no difference....

    Whether it's real, or not, makes no difference. Come the end of November, if the FTSE hasn't crashed...

    If it's real, he'll look like a fool for blowing $250k.

    On the other hand, if he turns...
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    Same here. If he's anything, in real life, like...

    Same here. If he's anything, in real life, like his persona here, his missus must be a saint. :D
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    Therein lies another problem. The muppet who...

    Therein lies another problem.

    The muppet who installed the C/H used very long lengths of microbore. (It's usually recommended, with microbore, that you don't have radiators more than a couple of...
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    He might wish he'd never mentioned it. :D ...

    He might wish he'd never mentioned it. :D

    Unless the FTSE tanks between now and end of Nov, he'll lose the entire $250k.

    The trouble with options is you don't have the choice of hanging on to...
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    Follow-up to my previous post. Worth a read for...

    Follow-up to my previous post. Worth a read for anyone who is interested.

    Exploit Three Main Anomalies in the Efficient Market Hypothesis | Stock Investor
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    Wouldn't wifi reach that far?

    Wouldn't wifi reach that far?
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    I still firmly believe long term buy and hold is...

    I still firmly believe long term buy and hold is the best strategy but FWIW...

    Simple investment strategy

    If you do this religiously, with discipline, for years on end, it has been shown that...
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    Yes, I mentioned power flushing to our plumber...

    Yes, I mentioned power flushing to our plumber and he said it would probably be a waste of time and money with microbore.

    The problem doesn't appear to be in the radiator itself but in the flow...
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    Connecting it to full mains water pressure...

    Connecting it to full mains water pressure certainly made it bleed. Unfortunately, in the wrong places.
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    Ok, Gold. Long or short? Target price to open...

    Ok, Gold.

    Long or short? Target price to open the position? Target price to close it? Etc.

    For me it would be: Long; open at the market (currently $1920); no target price but close...
  43. Ask your Member of Parliament to intervene on...

    Ask your Member of Parliament to intervene on your behalf.

    MPs routinely take on public bodies, like HMRC, on behalf of constituents.
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    Sellers of TA courses and books

    See if you can get an honest answer to these two questions:

    A) how much money have you amassed using your methods?
    B) how much money have you amassed selling courses, books etc?

    If (A) > (B),...
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    Partially blocked microbore C/H

    One of our downstairs radiators stopped getting very hot. The C/H is plumbed with 10mm plastic microbore (unfortunately).

    I narrowed the problem down using the Bucket test. The return pipe is...
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    _V_ is spot on. If it was possible to...

    _V_ is spot on.

    If it was possible to consistently make good money with TA, loads of people would be getting rich. Even many prop firms and hedge funds, with professional traders using TA,...
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    Do you believe that there are experts, in this...

    Do you believe that there are experts, in this game, who are worth paying for their knowledge?

    I don't.

    Why Is The Obvious Not So Obvious? | Page 42 | Elite Trader

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    The 5-year chart here shows 60dma and 200dma. I...

    The 5-year chart here shows 60dma and 200dma. I wouldn't have thought there was that much difference between 50 and 60 but neither (a) nor (b) is the case on this chart. (Maybe this chart is wrong...
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    So, technically, is gold now in a bull market?

    So, technically, is gold now in a bull market?
  50. No, you don't need to do anything. Answered here:...

    No, you don't need to do anything. Answered here:

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/hmrc-scheme-enquiries/135661-loan-charge-review-government-response-here-27.html#post2817501
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