Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Bad beat/Moaning/Venting thread - Lockdown City

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post

    Good man Hitch. Most sensible post I’ve seen from you in ages. I don’t know how average earning people manage living in Dublin with a couple of kids. No wonder people have fuck all savings and can’t manage a minor unexpected bill.

    I have a guy working for me with his wife working full time in the charity sector. I’d say the combined family income is about 130-140k. Two kids under 6.

    He’s currently buying a 3 bed house on the north side (with potential to turn into a 4 bed) for ~750k (using trading up house equity and a max mortgage for 30 years). Bank put him through the ringer to get the mortgage. Pin of his collar to get it.

    It’s mad stuff.
    750k? Sounds like he totally overstretched himself there. You could buy a 3 bed for 500/550 in a perfectly fine area.

    Evil Boss V should give him a raise imo.

    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

    Comment


      The V\employee conversation:

      images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQmRORmaXQs7DqQ2aDobHy6i0cvnOKFRxOFF7jbVWsRCF0-iQM&s.jpg
      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

      Comment


        Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post

        Good man Hitch. Most sensible post I’ve seen from you in ages.
        Well he's bound to click with someone with the amount of random shite he posts. Yeah, the rest of the world should engage with Lukashenko. Send some good old US drones in for him asap imo.
        Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

        Comment


          Uruguay looks a bit boring on further research.

          Chile must have fun stuff.
          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

          Comment


            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
            Uruguay looks a bit boring on further research.

            Chile must have fun stuff.
            Is Central America and Cuba considered North America in the continental sense? Have met enough Brazilians to know it's a place I definitely want to avoid
            Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

            Comment


              Comment


                Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                Is Central America and Cuba considered North America in the continental sense? Have met enough Brazilians to know it's a place I definitely want to avoid
                Everything in Central America is geographically 'North America'.

                Panama seems to be the continental border.
                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                Comment


                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                  750k? Sounds like he totally overstretched himself there. You could buy a 3 bed for 500/550 in a perfectly fine area.

                  Evil Boss V should give him a raise imo.
                  More valoo on the Southside tbf....

                  https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-40477024.html

                  Comment


                    Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                    More valoo on the Southside tbf....

                    https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-40477024.html
                    Ha reminded me of the brothel in Rathmines from 20 years ago. Was somewhat disappointed the it wasn't one I had been to.

                    https://www.rte.ie/archives/2021/042...-brothel-sold/
                    Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

                    Comment


                      Originally posted by ionapaul View Post

                      Joking aside a €730,000 house in South Dublin really mightn't be anything special. Bit of a joke that the fact he lives a little outside of the constituency is used to denigrate him, it's not like he lives in Kerry or something!
                      The prices are just shocking! I'm almost nervous about getting mortgage approval, if it ever arrives, for having to spunk it on some of the pure shite that pops up in those daft emails.
                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

                      Comment


                        Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                        Think it might've been Willie who was talking about Devil's Glen a couple weeks back?? Myself & the fiancee took a little adventure out to it yesterday and it was a great trek around the place, took my camera with me so got some nice photos of the waterfall. Recommend for anybody looking to take in some new scenery.
                        The devil's music at Devil's Glen - 18 years ago on Monday as it happens. Time flies.



                        This one was from the same place (the carpark) a year earlier (poor quality 'cos screen grabbed from the TV).

                        That's me on the right. Check out the lad behind the wall

                        Shortly afterwards a fella got up and sat on the wall beside us and promptly tripped out and fell face first onto the ground. Had to get an ambulance for him which was a bloody nightmare (literally).

                        Devils Glen.jpg

                        Comment


                          What a pic!
                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

                          Comment


                            I'd make it about 10/1 that there was a single juror who has cycled on a country road involved here.

                            https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...list-1.4577283

                            The Church and Guards who allowed a dangerous bend to be used as a car park bear some responsibility but the driver here had no business crossing the solid white line when there were cyclists approaching is always at least careless and even if he didn't directly cause her to fall it was his dangerous driving that caused the fall.

                            Clearly a wrong decision to reject all charges. Radical action is needed to protect cyclists, not putting this lad away for a very long time will cause more people to be killed by other dangerous drivers.
                            Turning millions into thousands

                            Comment


                              Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                              I'd make it about 10/1 that there was a single juror who has cycled on a country road involved here.

                              https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...list-1.4577283

                              The Church and Guards who allowed a dangerous bend to be used as a car park bear some responsibility but the driver here had no business crossing the solid white line when there were cyclists approaching is always at least careless and even if he didn't directly cause her to fall it was his dangerous driving that caused the fall.

                              Clearly a wrong decision to reject all charges. Radical action is needed to protect cyclists, not putting this lad away for a very long time will cause more people to be killed by other dangerous drivers.
                              Some of the ways in which the car is engrained in Irish life is just gubu. Like laws that allow actually killing people through your own decisions to go unpunished.
                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

                              Comment


                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                Some of the ways in which the car is engrained in Irish life is just gubu.
                                It really is strange how recently that happened though. When I was in primary school in the 70s and early 80s there was literally one parent who used to embarrass her son by driving him to school. In secondary school the only students driven there were the wheelchair users. Even in college there was only the rare person that was insured on their mams car, and could occasionally borrow it.
                                Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

                                Comment


                                  Just one day of sunshine. At a weekend. That's all I ask.
                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                  Comment


                                    Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                    It really is strange how recently that happened though. When I was in primary school in the 70s and early 80s there was literally one parent who used to embarrass her son by driving him to school. In secondary school the only students driven there were the wheelchair users. Even in college there was only the rare person that was insured on their mams car, and could occasionally borrow it.
                                    Used to walk to primary school (about 2km) and cycle to secondary (about 6km). Now it seems the norm to drive your kids those distances and shorter.

                                    Mrs D3 drives the two youngest to primary now, over my objections, about 2.5km. They walk home. Teenage dirtbag daughter walks\cycles to secondary, about 2km.

                                    The norm though seems to be car dropoff\pickup.

                                    Fat kids being driven by fat parents. Not hard to make the connection.
                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                    Comment


                                      When we were kids you could play football on the street and maybe get interrupted by a car every hour or so. The houses that had a car had it in the driveway. Now on that same road every house has multiple cars, there's cars parked both sides of the street, and there's one going up or down every few minutes.

                                      We walked to primary, cycled or bussed to secondary.

                                      It was safe to do so.

                                      It's not now. Certainly for primary school kids.

                                      No way in hell I'm sending my 6 year old off to walk to school by herself. Mostly driven there when it's raining only though.

                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

                                      Comment


                                        Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                        No way in hell I'm sending my 6 year old off to walk to school by herself. Mostly driven there when it's raining only though.
                                        Why not though?
                                        Don't you have pavements out there or did strewel's hungry sheep eat them all?

                                        And the roads are far safer today than when we were kids. All the data tells us this. Safer cars, better law enforcement, people actually wear seat belts, actual cycle lanes, better pedestrian crossings, drinking and driving virtually eradicated...etc
                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                        Comment


                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                          Did they establish if he was just stupid, or was it actually done with malicious intent?
                                          he was both

                                          He knew he had it and went to work, then while in work he pulled his mask down and coughed on people saying 'I'm going to give you the virus' we're not dealing with Einstein here, that's for sure.
                                          Join the IPB Fantasy Football League 19/20

                                          http://www.irishpokerboards.com/foru...88#post1104188

                                          Comment


                                            Originally posted by Iago View Post

                                            he was both

                                            He knew he had it and went to work, then while in work he pulled his mask down and coughed on people saying 'I'm going to give you the virus' we're not dealing with Einstein here, that's for sure.
                                            Jesus.

                                            Throw away the key imo.
                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                            Comment


                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                              Why not though?
                                              Don't you have pavements out there or did strewel's hungry sheep eat them all?

                                              And the roads are far safer today than when we were kids. All the data tells us this. Safer cars, better law enforcement, people actually wear seat belts, actual cycle lanes, drinking and driving virtually eradicated...etc
                                              In 2021 youd allow a 6 year old walk 2.2k to school on their own ?
                                              . What has seat belts got to do with it ? Sure I was nearly hit by a car myself just walking out of the fecking garage. If anything happened to my child walking to school on their own I'd consider it neglect on my part. .

                                              In lots of ways it's more dangerous these days than when we were kids . the connected scumbag network bring onecexample. Also people had litters of children back then so strength in numbers

                                              Comment


                                                I shared the below tweet with a friend of mine this morning and her response included a phrase which still has me in stitches but which also summed up the world of LinkedIn in just two words - "Toxic Positivity"

                                                Comment


                                                  Walk kids to school every morning, not sure what age they'll be off solo but it deffo wont be senior infants next year when they're 6

                                                  Comment


                                                    I've seen enough Artic drivers ploughing up the main street while texting to not take that chance.

                                                    Was at the pedestrian lights one time with the buggy and was about to cross on the green man but just got a sense the prick in the Range Rover pulling the trailer had different ideas.

                                                    Sure enough, ploughs through the red light, totally oblivious.

                                                    No hope in hell the kids are walking there by themselves.
                                                    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

                                                    Comment


                                                      That's a great phrase for LinkedIn! LOL so true, the shite on it is maddening, the falseness of LinkedIn is even worse than Twitter or Facebook IMHO. Don't spend much time on any of them but still drop in once every few weeks to see what's being posted.

                                                      #thisjobhelpedmegrowasaperson

                                                      Comment


                                                        Yep, LinkedIn is puke inducing. Great phrase for it alright.

                                                        The absolute worst is getting those 'happy work anniversary' messages.

                                                        Puke.
                                                        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

                                                        Comment




                                                          Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

                                                          Comment


                                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                            Just one day of sunshine. At a weekend. That's all I ask.
                                                            weather has been shit here for weeks, even had to cancel my birthday bbq last week, but things are looking good for this weekend and week ahead with low 20s and sunshine for the foreseeable future! the BBQ is finally going to be freed from it's winterwear.

                                                            Comment


                                                              Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                              Brendan Grace did it better.

                                                              Whatever happened to ORMO bread ?

                                                              Those ads remind me of my childhood fav programmes

                                                              The Tomorrow People and The Children of the Stones. Was terrified of the latter

                                                              Comment


                                                                Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                Yep, LinkedIn is puke inducing. Great phrase for it alright.

                                                                The absolute worst is getting those 'happy work anniversary' messages.

                                                                Puke.
                                                                It's the new trend of 'sharing' (who gives a fuck, fuck off) these stupid positivity stories on linkedin that GAB is talking about. They are not intrinsically stupid in their own right, hey they may even be uplifting and wonderful things - but they have no place on what is essentially a place to find a job.

                                                                I wouldn't go into an interview and start bleating on about my fucking childhood. Save it for facebook or whatever.
                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                                                Comment



                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                  There's definitely a double jeopardy scenario at play where you can be taxed twice (home and abroad) on the same Irish income if you break the residency rules.
                                                                  I'd imagine most places have a double taxation treaty to prevent that. In that if you did get taxed in one location, it'd be offset in the other.

                                                                  Comment


                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                    Lets say you have two kids in creche - €2,200 a month in Dublin. Maybe renting a 60sqm apartment in a slightly decent area - €2,000 minimum. How are you defining 'wealthy' in this situation, when they've €4,200 expenses before even getting to the supermarket to buy food. Maybe €6,000 a month then just to cover your basic costs - before you even think of leaving the house for a meal or heaven forbid a holiday. Why would you want to take away their small tiny piddling bit of child benefit that is but a drop in the ocean compared to their childcare costs? Oh and they are also paying 50% marginal income tax. And then they have to read stories about how lucky they are and they should give up the one tiny benefit they have while they work two full-time jobs to just barely make ends meet.

                                                                    I'd say you'd need to be on up near €150,000 a year in family income before you could consider someone wealthy enough to not need child benefit. And there's such a small number of people on that (mainly with grown up kids, so not receiving SW benefits) that it would cost far more to collect than it gains.
                                                                    If somebody is paying €2,200 a month childcare while they work. €26k a year.
                                                                    How much do they need to be earning to justify that? €40k on the second income just to not lose money. Probably equates to $100k for the couple. Which is probably around that €6k a month figure after tax. Seems fair.

                                                                    Although, I'm not sure that RDs idea of wealthy is living in an apartment earning 50k a pop. You are both likely in agreement here.

                                                                    Comment


                                                                      Originally posted by Mellor View Post


                                                                      I'd imagine most places have a double taxation treaty to prevent that. In that if you did get taxed in one location, it'd be offset in the other.
                                                                      Not if you are employed in one location but living in the other.

                                                                      DTAs are more for things like cross-border dividends, than for personal income taxes.
                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                                                      Comment


                                                                        Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                                                        Although, I'm not sure that RDs idea of wealthy is living in an apartment earning 50k a pop. You are both likely in agreement here.
                                                                        Wealthy is clearly 'anyone who earns more than me'.

                                                                        Joking aside, we do have an awful habit of conflating income and wealth. As everyone correctly says, you can be on what seems like a high income but have fuck all disposable income, plus high debts and low assets. Remember that proper wealth formation in Ireland is a fairly recent thing.
                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                                                        Comment


                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                          Lets say you have two kids in creche - €2,200 a month in Dublin. Maybe renting a 60sqm apartment in a slightly decent area - €2,000 minimum. How are you defining 'wealthy' in this situation, when they've €4,200 expenses before even getting to the supermarket to buy food. Maybe €6,000 a month then just to cover your basic costs - before you even think of leaving the house for a meal or heaven forbid a holiday. Why would you want to take away their small tiny piddling bit of child benefit that is but a drop in the ocean compared to their childcare costs? Oh and they are also paying 50% marginal income tax. And then they have to read stories about how lucky they are and they should give up the one tiny benefit they have while they work two full-time jobs to just barely make ends meet.

                                                                          I'd say you'd need to be on up near €150,000 a year in family income before you could consider someone wealthy enough to not need child benefit. And there's such a small number of people on that (mainly with grown up kids, so not receiving SW benefits) that it would cost far more to collect than it gains.
                                                                          If somebody is paying €2,200 a month childcare while they work. €26k a year.
                                                                          How much do they need to be earning to justify that? €40k on the second income just to not lose money. Probably equates to $100k for the couple. Which is probably around that €6k a month figure after tax. Seems fair.

                                                                          Although, I'm not sure that RDs idea of wealthy is living in an apartment earning 50k a pop. You are both likely in agreement here.

                                                                          Comment


                                                                            Started watching Lilyhammer as it was on a list of overlooked tv shows - scores an 8 on IMDB. On Netflix. Finding it very good so far. Its all a bit silly, and slightly overacted, and yet really quite charming.
                                                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

                                                                            Comment


                                                                              Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                                                              If somebody is paying €2,200 a month childcare while they work. €26k a year.
                                                                              How much do they need to be earning to justify that? €40k on the second income just to not lose money. Probably equates to $100k for the couple. Which is probably around that €6k a month figure after tax. Seems fair.

                                                                              Although, I'm not sure that RDs idea of wealthy is living in an apartment earning 50k a pop. You are both likely in agreement here.
                                                                              Bear in mind you'd also need to be setting aside €1000 to €1500 a month in deposit savings. And you just have the normal stuff of life that you should be entitled to - meals out, a holiday, a few nfts.
                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

                                                                              Comment


                                                                                edit: got it
                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

                                                                                Comment


                                                                                  Hey Ole,

                                                                                  I bought a smoker box for the BBQ. Any tips on good combos?
                                                                                  I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

                                                                                  Comment


                                                                                    Originally posted by shrapnel View Post

                                                                                    weather has been shit here for weeks, even had to cancel my birthday bbq last week, but things are looking good for this weekend and week ahead with low 20s and sunshine for the foreseeable future! the BBQ is finally going to be freed from it's winterwear.
                                                                                    Keep coming across photo's of the garden from previous years and a lot of things are a full month behind usual. Its going to be a really short growing season for lots of stuff. I had courgettes ready to eat this time last year this years aren't out of the tunnel yet. Spuds I put in in March hoping to have them out of the ground in June won't be ready to pick till mid or late August leaving me short of space for stuff I'd planned to put in after them.
                                                                                    On the positive side the strawberries I do have are sweeter than ever because of the cold nights.

                                                                                    .
                                                                                    Turning millions into thousands

                                                                                    Comment


                                                                                      Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                                                                      I'd make it about 10/1 that there was a single juror who has cycled on a country road involved here.

                                                                                      https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...list-1.4577283

                                                                                      The Church and Guards who allowed a dangerous bend to be used as a car park bear some responsibility but the driver here had no business crossing the solid white line when there were cyclists approaching is always at least careless and even if he didn't directly cause her to fall it was his dangerous driving that caused the fall.

                                                                                      Clearly a wrong decision to reject all charges. Radical action is needed to protect cyclists, not putting this lad away for a very long time will cause more people to be killed by other dangerous drivers.
                                                                                      Well as your know it’s on a bend so it’s not like he crosses over to approach the cyclists, he did so to avoid cars parked there, so at some point he either crosses the white line to continue or reverses back up the road. The cyclists were in different parts of the road, and the report suggests the victim was already falling before being hit so I’m not sure how you can have such conviction that the motorists actions were worthy of a custodial sentence. No guilty mind there at all in my view.

                                                                                      Comment


                                                                                        The stage profile for the Giro tomorrow makes me want to cry

                                                                                        kl5gkKlwgjU885aMoDW5_220421-025556.jpg?v=20210422165556.jpg
                                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                                                                        Comment


                                                                                          Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                                                                          If somebody is paying €2,200 a month childcare while they work. €26k a year.
                                                                                          How much do they need to be earning to justify that? €40k on the second income just to not lose money. Probably equates to $100k for the couple. Which is probably around that €6k a month figure after tax. Seems fair.

                                                                                          Although, I'm not sure that RDs idea of wealthy is living in an apartment earning 50k a pop. You are both likely in agreement here.
                                                                                          You do also have to think about the career/income earning implications of stepping out of the work force for a number of years as well. Part-time working is an attractive way of keeping the second career in a family going but I find a 4 day week is needed as people on a 3 day week end up working 3.5 days anyway (and just not getting pad for it). The childcare providers aren't particularly flexible around this point though....

                                                                                          We were fortunate that childcare made financial sense for us regardless and it was more about what suited us (MrsV in particular as she carries the majority of the childminding load). It's pretty important to be able to have these conversations as it's not all about the money and there are a number of elements that come into it. The pandemic has allowed me to contribute a bit more but also to appreciate the amount that MrsV does to keep the show on the road.

                                                                                          The good news for us is that we'll be reentering the world of creches in a year or so as we have number 2 expected in September. A 6 year gap since our first may not have been wise so when I start posting at odds hours of the night in the future and am particularly snarky you'll all know why!!
                                                                                          ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

                                                                                          Comment


                                                                                            Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post

                                                                                            You do also have to think about the career/income earning implications of stepping out of the work force for a number of years as well. Part-time working is an attractive way of keeping the second career in a family going but I find a 4 day week is needed as people on a 3 day week end up working 3.5 days anyway (and just not getting pad for it). The childcare providers aren't particularly flexible around this point though....

                                                                                            We were fortunate that childcare made financial sense for us regardless and it was more about what suited us (MrsV in particular as she carries the majority of the childminding load). It's pretty important to be able to have these conversations as it's not all about the money and there are a number of elements that come into it. The pandemic has allowed me to contribute a bit more but also to appreciate the amount that MrsV does to keep the show on the road.

                                                                                            The good news for us is that we'll be reentering the world of creches in a year or so as we have number 2 expected in September. A 6 year gap since our first may not have been wise so when I start posting at odds hours of the night in the future and am particularly snarky you'll all know why!!
                                                                                            Congrats V4V!!!

                                                                                            Comment


                                                                                              Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post
                                                                                              The good news for us is that we'll be reentering the world of creches in a year or so as we have number 2 expected in September. A 6 year gap since our first may not have been wise so when I start posting at odds hours of the night in the future and am particularly snarky you'll all know why!!
                                                                                              Awesome! You will have to come up with another uplifting set of initials after starting strong with CLK.
                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                                                                              Comment


                                                                                                wahaay! thats great news
                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

                                                                                                Comment


                                                                                                  Good news! A six-year gap is chunky alright, at least you won't have two in nappies at once

                                                                                                  Comment


                                                                                                    Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post

                                                                                                    You do also have to think about the career/income earning implications of stepping out of the work force for a number of years as well. Part-time working is an attractive way of keeping the second career in a family going but I find a 4 day week is needed as people on a 3 day week end up working 3.5 days anyway (and just not getting pad for it). The childcare providers aren't particularly flexible around this point though....

                                                                                                    We were fortunate that childcare made financial sense for us regardless and it was more about what suited us (MrsV in particular as she carries the majority of the childminding load). It's pretty important to be able to have these conversations as it's not all about the money and there are a number of elements that come into it. The pandemic has allowed me to contribute a bit more but also to appreciate the amount that MrsV does to keep the show on the road.

                                                                                                    The good news for us is that we'll be reentering the world of creches in a year or so as we have number 2 expected in September. A 6 year gap since our first may not have been wise so when I start posting at odds hours of the night in the future and am particularly snarky you'll all know why!!
                                                                                                    Congrats-remember your future is the old lad with the walking stick at the school gates

                                                                                                    Comment


                                                                                                      Getting vaccinated later, just booked flights to Malaga July 20 for a week....felt better than sex tbh.
                                                                                                      This too shall pass.

                                                                                                      Comment


                                                                                                        Originally posted by The Istanbul View Post

                                                                                                        Congrats-remember your future is the old lad with the walking stick at the school gates
                                                                                                        Is that your granddad collecting you today?

                                                                                                        My plan is to be retired before the kid is in secondary school. But I don’t mind a bit tbh. My neighbour is a great guy and he’s 59 with his youngest lad 17. He’s my hero right now!!
                                                                                                        ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

                                                                                                        Comment


                                                                                                          Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                                                                                          Pour one out for the Impactful Tie
                                                                                                          Mates of mine would often have to do a double take when they see me in work gear. It's probably due to outside work, I'm usually casually dressed

                                                                                                          I'd happily wear a t-shirt, shorts and some kind of footwear (barefoot is an option too) that didn't require socks for the rest of my life if the cunty weather in this country would allow it.

                                                                                                          Comment


                                                                                                            Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                            Hey Ole,

                                                                                                            I bought a smoker box for the BBQ. Any tips on good combos?
                                                                                                            A 5 min burger will be vastly improved with the addition of smoke, this the box that takes chips and smoulders away ? Larger pieces of meat can only take so much, couple of mm deep, its the type of wood used really makes the difference. Nice and light for poultry or fish, think fruit woods and you beef can take something a bit more like oak or mesquite. Look up indirect cooking, where the food is over say the middle burner that is off and the heat comes from burners 1 and 3, for a long low cook you dont want direct heat, exact was you would braise something in the oven, nice and low.
                                                                                                            This too shall pass.

                                                                                                            Comment


                                                                                                              Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post

                                                                                                              Well as your know it’s on a bend so it’s not like he crosses over to approach the cyclists, he did so to avoid cars parked there, so at some point he either crosses the white line to continue or reverses back up the road. The cyclists were in different parts of the road, and the report suggests the victim was already falling before being hit so I’m not sure how you can have such conviction that the motorists actions were worthy of a custodial sentence. No guilty mind there at all in my view.
                                                                                                              That is rubbish. As he was on the wrong side of the road he has a duty of care to be going slow enough not to cause danger to other users. Doesn't matter what the reason for crossing the line is , it is his responsibility to do so safely and get back to the right side safely, which he failed to do.

                                                                                                              ​​​​​​guilty all day long!
                                                                                                              No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

                                                                                                              Comment


                                                                                                                Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post

                                                                                                                Mates of mine would often have to do a double take when they see me in work gear. It's probably due to outside work, I'm usually casually dressed

                                                                                                                I'd happily wear a t-shirt, shorts and some kind of footwear (barefoot is an option too) that didn't require socks for the rest of my life if the cunty weather in this country would allow it.
                                                                                                                Man, I detest socks.
                                                                                                                This too shall pass.

                                                                                                                Comment


                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                                  Not if you are employed in one location but living in the other.

                                                                                                                  DTAs are more for things like cross-border dividends, than for personal income taxes.
                                                                                                                  They also applies to income tax.

                                                                                                                  For example, I'm taxed on my global income in Australia. Money I earn in Ireland is liable for tax in Australia. However, if I'm taxed on it in Ireland. Then it's tax exempt in Australia.
                                                                                                                  This applies in reverse also.

                                                                                                                  https://www.revenue.ie/en/tax-profes.../australia.pdf

                                                                                                                  But as I said in the other post. You seem to be fixated on the idea of a PAYE employee. People who working remotely would more like be contractors.
                                                                                                                  Really straight forward in that instance. It's really not uncommon to have remote workers abroad. Surprised you haven't come across it.
                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                  Bear in mind you'd also need to be setting aside €1000 to €1500 a month in deposit savings. And you just have the normal stuff of life that you should be entitled to - meals out, a holiday, a few nfts.
                                                                                                                  It's kinda debatable where you need to be saving for a deposit tbh.
                                                                                                                  I figured the jump for 4200 to 6000 included meals out and the like. No idea who much normal life in Dublin costs.

                                                                                                                  Comment


                                                                                                                    Originally posted by oleras View Post

                                                                                                                    Man, I detest socks.
                                                                                                                    what's your thoughts on underpants?
                                                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

                                                                                                                    Comment


                                                                                                                      Originally posted by oleras View Post

                                                                                                                      A 5 min burger will be vastly improved with the addition of smoke, this the box that takes chips and smoulders away ? Larger pieces of meat can only take so much, couple of mm deep, its the type of wood used really makes the difference. Nice and light for poultry or fish, think fruit woods and you beef can take something a bit more like oak or mesquite. Look up indirect cooking, where the food is over say the middle burner that is off and the heat comes from burners 1 and 3, for a long low cook you dont want direct heat, exact was you would braise something in the oven, nice and low.
                                                                                                                      Cheers man, will try some smoking at the weekend.

                                                                                                                      Have done a lot of indirect stuff. Did some marinated thighs last night, had them in a pan in the centre for about 40 mins, basted a little. Then stuck them on direct for a few mins each side. Did the same with wings the other night and they were incredible.

                                                                                                                      Have just about ran out of gas already lol, three weeks in.
                                                                                                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

                                                                                                                      Comment


                                                                                                                        Originally posted by oleras View Post

                                                                                                                        Man, I detest socks.
                                                                                                                        Jbravado left a day too soon with these bombshells emerging!

                                                                                                                        Comment


                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                                          what's your thoughts on underpants?
                                                                                                                          Tightly whities only., preferably one size too small.
                                                                                                                          This too shall pass.

                                                                                                                          Comment

                                                                                                                          Working...
                                                                                                                          X