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Forum: General Discussion Today, 23:25
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By jsmith99
If interest rates shot up, I'd either have to...

If interest rates shot up, I'd either have to stay in my ISA earning 2%, or close the account and lose 120 days interest. As an ordinary account I'm assuming I could exit without penalty.







My...
Forum: TV Shows: UK Today, 22:30
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By jsmith99
It was entertaining, but not particularly...

It was entertaining, but not particularly informative. If another programme went to a city I knew well, I'd probably watch it. However, isn't next week Istanbul? Never been there, so I won't bother...
Forum: Advice Today, 14:58
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By jsmith99
How do you get from "Legally, you have a right of...

How do you get from "Legally, you have a right of access from your driveway onto the street, but not from the street onto your drive." to "So it is a parking offence whether you are blocked in or...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 14:48
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By jsmith99
A couple of very good points, as were others...

A couple of very good points, as were others mentioned.

So ISAs will still be popular for a relatively small number of people. But will it be worth enforcing the complicated rules, and the HMRC...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 14:36
Replies: 109
Views: 5,477
Posted By jsmith99
Was that the witness who identified him just over...

Was that the witness who identified him just over a year later?
Forum: Advice Today, 09:55
Replies: 78
Views: 3,735
Posted By jsmith99
Be careful, you're getting very close to invoking...

Be careful, you're getting very close to invoking a certain name. And if you do that, a very scary person will appear out of thin air.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:44
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By jsmith99
Will ISAs exist after April 2017?

In April 2016 the current situation is that a 'Savings Allowance' will be introduced, and the first 1000 of interest on non-ISA savings won't be taxed.

This means that one can invest 100,000 at...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:36
Replies: 92
Views: 3,443
Posted By jsmith99
Or maybe due to them being placed on desks. I'm...

Or maybe due to them being placed on desks. I'm sure I read a survey which showed that there are more germs on a desk than on a toilet .. err ... seat. Why should the floor be worse than the seat? In...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:31
Replies: 109
Views: 5,477
Posted By jsmith99
As long as you're sure you have the right person....

As long as you're sure you have the right person. I'm sure I read that JD's neighbour's wife had similar hair colour and style, and drove the same model of BMW. The neighbour who just happened to be...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:24
Replies: 201
Views: 4,908
Posted By jsmith99
I've no idea, my child, I spoke Aramaic. I can...

I've no idea, my child, I spoke Aramaic. I can ask my dad, though - he's omniscient. :)
Forum: Advice Yesterday, 21:57
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By jsmith99
Every time I've been to Gatwick there've been...

Every time I've been to Gatwick there've been security people (or parking attendants) around the drop off/pick up area. They're OK with cars dropping passengers off, or picking up people who are...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 21:47
Replies: 201
Views: 4,908
Posted By jsmith99
Bigot Oxymoron First world problem

Bigot

Oxymoron

First world problem
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 21:33
Replies: 109
Views: 5,477
Posted By jsmith99
I think we went to a couple of places to, in...

I think we went to a couple of places to, in effect, remind them that he'd been in that morning. IIRC he'd been questioned in the Rachel Nickell case (until the police found a different nutter) and...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software Yesterday, 21:22
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By jsmith99
LOL. Well spotted.

LOL. Well spotted.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 16:41
Replies: 92
Views: 3,443
Posted By jsmith99
It's usually buses with me; if there are no...

It's usually buses with me; if there are no completely empty seats, I'll go to the seat where there's a bag on, rather than an empty one.

I have no idea what that says about me. ;-)
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software Yesterday, 16:34
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By jsmith99
It's very common : lots of people end up with...

It's very common : lots of people end up with sore writs when they spend too much time on their PCs.
Forum: Soaps Yesterday, 16:24
Replies: 636
Views: 46,354
Posted By jsmith99
She played a party girl, jetting off to an island...

She played a party girl, jetting off to an island in the sun, paid for by a man. Exactly how much acting was involved?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:38
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By jsmith99
I remember one from when I stayed at a YMCA in...

I remember one from when I stayed at a YMCA in Watford in the sixties. Whatever anyone mentioned, he'd done it ... and more. I spoke once about a football match between Newcastle and Stoke, when my...
Forum: Advice 28-03-2015, 08:41
Replies: 50
Views: 3,207
Posted By jsmith99
I understand what you mean, but you have to...

I understand what you mean, but you have to consider that there were billions of years, before you were born, when you were in exactly the same condition. Does that worry you at all?
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-03-2015, 22:46
Replies: 331
Views: 44,461
Posted By jsmith99
The last woman to be sentenced to hang was Mary...

The last woman to be sentenced to hang was Mary Wilson:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Elizabeth_Wilson
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-03-2015, 13:20
Replies: 441
Views: 45,455
Posted By jsmith99
Presumably whoever was behind it all was in the...

Presumably whoever was behind it all was in the habit of booking separate tickets.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-03-2015, 13:14
Replies: 239
Views: 11,669
Posted By jsmith99
I think that sounds unlikely. Do you have any...

I think that sounds unlikely. Do you have any links to such things happening?



So she had a problem renting a property while unemployed, and not on benefits. Yes, I can see why landlords might be...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-03-2015, 21:37
Replies: 441
Views: 45,455
Posted By jsmith99
Don't you think being offered free holidays and a...

Don't you think being offered free holidays and a large amount of cash might have given them a clue about what they were going to do?



One note, yes, but I had a strong sense of "Look at me, I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 23-03-2015, 22:26
Replies: 53
Views: 2,546
Posted By jsmith99
The entry in the Skeptics' Dictionary (referenced...

The entry in the Skeptics' Dictionary (referenced in the wiki article) is interesting.

http://skepdic.com/bridey.html

There was a similar case in the UK many years ago. A doctor (in London, I...
Forum: General Discussion 23-03-2015, 22:03
Replies: 146
Views: 3,837
Posted By jsmith99
You're both perfectly correct, I must admit. I...

You're both perfectly correct, I must admit. I began by assuming there was only one answer, and everything followed from that.



Interesting; I took my O levels in 1959. The syllabus was basic...
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