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    When I set up the funds around four years ago,...

    When I set up the funds around four years ago, the company I chose to manage the funds, Fidelity, had two Asia-Pacific index-funds on offer; Japan, or Asia excluding Japan. I would have preferred...
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    Have about three-quarters of my investments in...

    Have about three-quarters of my investments in four main index funds; US, UK, Asia excluding Japan, and the EU.

    The other quarter is in a higher-risk non-index fund.

    Had not heard of this...
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    This much is true. With the end of austerity...

    This much is true.

    With the end of austerity the Tories have put forward a large increase of 13.8bn on public spending. Hospitals, the police, infrastructure and local government the primary...
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    Stateside they have the pussy-grabber. Over...

    Stateside they have the pussy-grabber.

    Over here we have the thigh-squeezer ...

    Misogynistic grubby little men the pair of them.
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    First big upset of the tournament, hosts Japan...

    First big upset of the tournament, hosts Japan beat the world number one team Ireland 19-12. :D

    Superb performance from the Japanese team.
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    Well fuck me sideways. It's a Zig.

    Well fuck me sideways. It's a Zig.
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    After a slightly shaky start against Tonga,...

    After a slightly shaky start against Tonga, England were utterly clinical against the USA winning 45 - 7.

    USA saw the first red card of the Cup, with Quill delivering a dreadful shoulder-charge on...
  8. Thread: Brexit Begins

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    Boris loses yet again. Oh dear. :)

    Boris loses yet again.

    Oh dear. :)
  9. Thread: teevee sucks

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    I gave up on Walking Dead somewhere near the...

    I gave up on Walking Dead somewhere near the start of S2 I think. Too much contrived silliness.
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    France 23 - 21 Argentina Audacious drop goal...

    France 23 - 21 Argentina

    Audacious drop goal from the French with 8 minutes to go gave them the lead, then Argentina miss a long-range penalty in the dying seconds.

    Wonderfully tense match.
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    Rugby World Cup 2019

    Starts in Tokyo today, 20th September.

    I've been following the build-up closely, particularly Eddie Jones's England squad. I had residents' tickets and saw both of England's warm-up matches at...
  12. Thread: Brown Face?

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    Think your response was at the same time as my...

    Think your response was at the same time as my edit - we mention the same thing ...
  13. Thread: Brown Face?

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    I'm with Rand, I'm struggling to see any...

    I'm with Rand, I'm struggling to see any conclusions that can be drawn from the colour of the characters - heroes & villains - in Disney's Aladdin.

    They're all Arabian in colouring.

    Or are you...
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    Yep we've started MindHunters. Despite the cheap...

    Yep we've started MindHunters. Despite the cheap sci-fi sounding name, it isn't sci-fi and is really rather good.

    Slow-paced and intelligent.
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    Still loving Legion. Halfway thru S2 now. It...

    Still loving Legion. Halfway thru S2 now.

    It seemed, on first appearances, that some of the episodes, while sumptuous and interesting, do little to progress the story trajectory. Such as the...
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    :D :up:

    :D :up:
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    Enourmously rampagingly huge congratulations to...

    Enourmously rampagingly huge congratulations to the three of you. :up:
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    2nd attempt at a snap election failed. That's now...

    2nd attempt at a snap election failed. That's now Boris's sixth Commons defeat in the space of a week.

    He's making Theresa May look like a strong leader with a real ability to deliver by...
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    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/6977...

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/69779475_466040484241222_4039942016388300800_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_oc=AQl31QwKMUhVAU6hiwONnps7qdcX1-yns6Hukg0iqIw-t6_q6Sa4eAOTXb1yC1XS5Ts&_nc_ht=scontent-lh...
  20. Thread: Wheels

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    Seen plenty of these around Amsterdam, but until...

    Seen plenty of these around Amsterdam, but until recently never in London. And now I've seen a few on the streets.

    They appear unwieldy on busy London roads when I've seen them, and traffic seems...
  21. Thread: Wheels

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    E-bikes are fantastic. I've been sniffing...

    E-bikes are fantastic.

    I've been sniffing around bikes for my commute, and wanted to try an E-bike, though one that folds so that I can take it on the train.

    Ordered a GoCycle GX, a sleek...
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    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/6745...

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67458990_896777347352929_5618073654190407680_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQmLw9M0z2g331MjL-OOyRqCZWyVL65nVOyOJQyVx_mJcH94jyM9oRJK_6pKAc-GCto&_nc_ht=scontent-...
  23. Thread: Brexit Begins

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    ... in our planning for moving our Euro-clearings...

    ... in our planning for moving our Euro-clearings operation from London to Paris ... my boss originally said to me not to worry too much, with all the shambles and disagreements Brexit will never...
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    Pull my finger.

    Pull my finger.
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    We need a caption competition: ...

    We need a caption competition:

    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/3853/production/_108491441_trummp.jpg
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