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    4 years and 4 months ago I took out a mortgage to...

    4 years and 4 months ago I took out a mortgage to buy an apartment. As of today my savings outstrip the remaining amount of the mortgage. I plan to pay for the outstanding debt to be paid off by the...
  2. Thread: Eid Mubarak!

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    Eid Mubarak to you too (sorry for the late reply)

    Eid Mubarak to you too (sorry for the late reply)
  3. Thread: The Clown Circus

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    Tbh, I think the term Middle East is so imprecise...

    Tbh, I think the term Middle East is so imprecise that it should not be used at all. No matter how you try to define it, you're going have to end up with a definition that either exclude countries...
  4. Thread: covid-19

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    I would like to see him shot into space without...

    I would like to see him shot into space without protection. But I don't know if he is government enough to say that. He seems to have broken the law though. So what's the punishment for that?
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    You may think that. I think there's something...

    You may think that. I think there's something wrong with a government bureaucracy so complicated that you need a specialist to deal with it.

    FYI as of January this year I am working in such a...
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    I am trying to deal with someone who's even...

    I am trying to deal with someone who's even denying that he's angry, yet replies to even the most standard of things, like 'how's your day' replies with passive aggression if I'm lucky. It's very...
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    Eh, what he explained is that the government...

    Eh, what he explained is that the government bureaucracy is so complicated that it's not all that hard to understand why people would choose to avoid it. The fact that he's encountering this as he...
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    What's interesting though is that he's either...

    What's interesting though is that he's either ashamed of being one or entirely deceitful.

    Or a troll of course.
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    Media not being totally neutral does not equal...

    Media not being totally neutral does not equal being manipulated by the media.

    As for the higher level of crime, which you try to pin on race rather blatantly, that could just as easily, or easier...
  10. Thread: Brexit Begins

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    Sounds interesting, what do I think? According to...

    Sounds interesting, what do I think? According to you.
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    Do I understand correctly that Swedish workers...

    Do I understand correctly that Swedish workers are supposed to accept a pay cut?

    In a discussion with a Dutch person I said that I wasn't so certain that a restaurant (or any business in...
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    Dutch system is put in place for the first three...

    Dutch system is put in place for the first three months. Companies that have a fall out of turnover of 20% or more get 90% of the wages of their employees reimbursed on the condition they don't fire...
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    Ok, but that doesn't change the argument. I think...

    Ok, but that doesn't change the argument. I think it is a given that if you invoke cardiac arrest on your economy and you don't have an extensive safety net but no time you do attempts at saving it...
  14. Thread: covid-19

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    I'm a bit confused. Most of the time you applaud...

    I'm a bit confused. Most of the time you applaud it when people use their guns.
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    Swedish authorities must be proud about beating...

    Swedish authorities must be proud about beating the world in the per capita number of covid-19 deaths.
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    I guess that after the crisis it will need an...

    I guess that after the crisis it will need an immense cover up to hide the facts.
  17. Thread: Brexit Begins

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    God, you're easy to fool. Even if I use the exact...

    God, you're easy to fool. Even if I use the exact same words as you I would never agree with you.
  18. Thread: Brexit Begins

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    We're in no particular hurry. Brexit is Brexit...

    We're in no particular hurry. Brexit is Brexit and no deal is better than a bad deal.
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    To give everyone a bespoke amount would probably...

    To give everyone a bespoke amount would probably cost more in administration than to risk paying some people more than they actually earned. If you keep the benefit time limited not putting up checks...
  20. Thread: covid-19

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    Does it cheer you up if I tell you that in most...

    Does it cheer you up if I tell you that in most comments I read in the press (USA, UK, Netherlands and Germany) the Swedish model is described as actually not very successful by any metric, and that...
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    But those concerns have no real relevance to the...

    But those concerns have no real relevance to the discussion. The average person may perceive this as something new but there is nothing new about it. And tbh, I don't feel any obligation to start a...
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    What I am saying is that the wholr principle of...

    What I am saying is that the wholr principle of social tracking is not new at all. The only thing new about it today is that Corona makes it imperative that we use other means than paper...
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    In essence it's how it worked in some places for...

    In essence it's how it worked in some places for STD's and other contagious diseases. Everybody acts like this is a new idea, but the only new thing about it is using the phone in your pocket rather...
  24. Thread: covid-19

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    Covid-19 has some strange side-effects; yesterday...

    Covid-19 has some strange side-effects; yesterday I got people who signed an agreement to lease a vacant apartment before even seeing the place. In normal times the apartment is in a wanted location...
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    Gosh, politics about money are fought with the...

    Gosh, politics about money are fought with the gloves off. What else is new? It's also fairly outdated with the EC getting somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion in extra money.

    Also we...
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