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    This pension conversation tilts the fuck out of me. Irelands approach to it is just so terrible.
    This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
    All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
    The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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      Originally posted by Theresa View Post
      This pension conversation tilts the fuck out of me. Irelands approach to it is just so terrible.
      I was more annoyed by people talking about poker
      “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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        Just popped the head in to see if yizzer still boring on about pensions.
        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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          One sexy feature of the PS pension is if the grade you retired on gets a pay rise your pension gets the same pro rata pay rise.
          Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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            Signed up to tinder for my Dutch holiday next week. But forgot to change the location and its showing me a limited, but hot, selection of local chicks who have clicked like. Love this modern mode of immediate gratification.
            ​​​​
            Edit: I paid for the 'platinum' edition that shows people who liked you without you liking them. An absolute abonimation of the original tinder principles.
            Last edited by Hitchhiker's Guide To...; 03-08-22, 22:20.
            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
              Signed up to tinder for my Dutch holiday next week. But forgot to change the location and its showing me a limited, but hot, selection of local chicks who have clicked like. Love this modern mode of immediate gratification.
              ​​​​
              Edit: I paid for the 'platinum' edition that shows people who liked you without you liking them. An absolute abonimation of the original tinder principles.
              the company is struggling to make enough money to justify their outlandish valuation -

              https://economictimes.indiatimes.com...w/93316317.cms

              Great example of a great idea, ok business but crazy valuation - it's basically a commodity at this point

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                Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                One sexy feature of the PS pension is if the grade you retired on gets a pay rise your pension gets the same pro rata pay rise.
                Must have been some party times for PS retirees back in the benchmarking era.
                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                  This Alex Jones thing is stunning. His lawyer obv intentionally leaked that. Jan 6 committee are apparently requesting the data. Juicy stuff.
                  I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                    How early am I leaving for an 8.40 flight to London tomorrow.

                    presume 2 hrs is plenty now

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                      Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                      This Alex Jones thing is stunning. His lawyer obv intentionally leaked that. Jan 6 committee are apparently requesting the data. Juicy stuff.
                      Risks being disbarred if that's the case though right? The fact he sent medical records too would indicate incompetence, which should probably lead to being disbarred too.

                      It's beautiful watching it unfold though


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                        Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                        Risks being disbarred if that's the case though right? The fact he sent medical records too would indicate incompetence, which should probably lead to being disbarred too.

                        It's beautiful watching it unfold though

                        Hoping he saw enough stuff to sink Trump and patriotically fell on his sword.
                        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                          Not quite an NBA team but Bob has bought a lower league Spanish football team
                          https://www.pokernews.com/news/2022/...club-41739.htm

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                            My new number 2 in work headed home for a holiday last week as his mate was getting married - Home is Beirut.

                            He arrived back in the office this week with a present for me of two bottles of Chateau Musar.

                            Future holiday requests for travelling home will most certainly be approved

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                              Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                              Not quite an NBA team but Bob has bought a lower league Spanish football team
                              https://www.pokernews.com/news/2022/...club-41739.htm
                              He swung a huge job with the Cuban’s Mavericks that time, so much so that apparently he had more power than the GM Donnie Nelson at the time.
                              He would have been a well respected GM as well.
                              Apparently the final straw was the tension he had with Luka Doncic who is arguably the biggest name in the sport under 30 yo.
                              Even to have got to a point where he had enough influence to piss off both of them is incredible.

                              I always thought Sam Hinkie who was GM of the Sixers during the height of his popularity would have brought him in as he was a real contrarian, very analytical etc.

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                                Ah Jaysus , what'll i do abou me penshun?

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                                  One good thing about the wimmin winning the Euros .

                                  Its now acceptable to go watch wimmins footie in the open as opposed to doing me back in peering/ perving through the bushes .

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                                    Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                    One good thing about the wimmin winning the Euros .

                                    Its now acceptable to go watch wimmins footie in the open as opposed to doing me back in peering/ perving through the bushes .
                                    All waxed these days Solks.
                                    This too shall pass.

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                                      Originally posted by oleras View Post

                                      All waxed these days Solks.
                                      Can confirm.
                                      This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
                                      All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
                                      The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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                                        Paedos .

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                                          Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                          Paedos .
                                          Grass on the pitch, play ball.

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                                            Lads what the term used when a customer stays with a higher tariff instead of switching.
                                            Lethargy, complacency? Static??
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                                              Originally posted by Micknail View Post
                                              Lads what the term used when a customer stays with a higher tariff instead of switching.
                                              Lethargy, complacency? Static??
                                              Inertia is what I'd go with.

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                                                Originally posted by oleras View Post

                                                All waxed these days Solks.
                                                Is that the same for the women who still have penises? Asking for a friend
                                                “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                  @sp; there is a new Slough House\Slow Horses book out. Enjoy!

                                                  Don't think I've laughed as much at a book series since the wonderful Backstrom books.
                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                    Originally posted by Micknail View Post
                                                    Lads what the term used when a customer stays with a higher tariff instead of switching.
                                                    Lethargy, complacency? Static??
                                                    Inflation
                                                    No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                      Stumbled across this today. 40 years ago now. Strange there hasn't been a full review.

                                                      https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-...self-1.3126696
                                                      Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                        Originally posted by Micknail View Post
                                                        Lads what the term used when a customer stays with a higher tariff instead of switching.
                                                        Lethargy, complacency? Static??
                                                        Stayflation

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                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                          @sp; there is a new Slough House\Slow Horses book out. Enjoy!

                                                          Don't think I've laughed as much at a book series since the wonderful Backstrom books.
                                                          In the middle of it at the moment and I'm loving it. There are few interesting shifts in style that seem to be working out well. I had been sceptical bout the casting of Lamb in the the TV series but I hear every line of his in my head clearly in the voice of Gary Oldman.

                                                          Loved these lines , you just need to just replace 'Sparrow' with 'Cummins'


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                                                            Originally posted by ionapaul View Post

                                                            Inertia is what I'd go with.
                                                            Thanks, it's a good definition of the situation.
                                                            Pretty much it's just easier staying where you are.
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                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                              @sp; there is a new Slough House\Slow Horses book out. Enjoy!

                                                              Don't think I've laughed as much at a book series since the wonderful Backstrom books.
                                                              Has anyone bothered with the TV series?
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                                                                "Dinner in America" is a fun little movie.
                                                                Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                    Originally posted by Micknail View Post

                                                                    Has anyone bothered with the TV series?
                                                                    I enjoyed it at about a 7/10 level. The books are far better.
                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                      I enjoyed it at about a 7/10 level. The books are far better.
                                                                      If only I could read.
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                                                                        Originally posted by Micknail View Post

                                                                        If only I could read.
                                                                        Audiobooks obv.
                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                          I enjoyed it at about a 7/10 level. The books are far better.
                                                                          Yep. Papergirls is decent enough.
                                                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                            ^^^ another recent book adaptation
                                                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                              Last Chance Saloon for what, exactly?

                                                                              Your friends lost youthful self?
                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                Pray for zut


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                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To...
                                                                                  Going to Burnt City next Friday.

                                                                                  SPOILER
                                                                                  Asking for a friend - is that suitable for a date? Or would there be a more suitable immersive play.

                                                                                  I badly messed up the Naples. We were meant to go to Capri, but for a variety of reasons that didn't happen.

                                                                                  She's now in Cambridge (suggesting that intellectual brightness isn't strongly correlated with life brightness), and I feel this is last chance saloon.
                                                                                  whilst it is brilliant, there is no talking and you will more than likely get separated following different story arcs or characters, although at the same time you'll be happy to find each other after

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                                    Pray for zut
                                                                                    Now the fancy kitchen and expensive wine habit makes sense.

                                                                                    According to any old movie I ever watched, we just have to bake a hacksaw into a pink cake and ship it over to Mountjoy on visiting day.
                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                      In fairness, that's about the only way to pay maintenance bills!

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                                                                                        Originally posted by shrapnel View Post

                                                                                        whilst it is brilliant, there is no talking and you will more than likely get separated following different story arcs or characters, although at the same time you'll be happy to find each other after
                                                                                        Ah? That doesn't seem like the best setup for bonding.
                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                          Originally posted by zuutroy View Post
                                                                                          In fairness, that's about the only way to pay maintenance bills!
                                                                                          Is that advice for the future HH?

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

                                                                                            Ah? That doesn't seem like the best setup for bonding.
                                                                                            You thinking a double date would be better ?
                                                                                            This too shall pass.

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                                                                                              Fascinating is maybe a better word than interesting.
                                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To...
                                                                                                Eek. Possibly. It can only end badly.
                                                                                                Maybe your friend should start thinking with the head attached to his neck.

                                                                                                If the other head overrides that, then grand but at least the first head can say he warned the other one.
                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                                                                  Shows how good they got it when youd need 6.6 million in a private pension to match and the limit is 2 million, which 99% don't reach.
                                                                                                  I read that 6.6m number in the article above. Doesn’t sound right though. Even after lump sum, there would be ~5m in the pot, at 4% that’s 200k a year.
                                                                                                  Very rough numbers, but at around twice the above something is off.

                                                                                                  What does a 2mil max pension pay out?

                                                                                                  I also agree with Denny that 4% is very conservative. The relevant study was probably looking at a much longer retirement period.People are working longer, at a faster that than living longer

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                                                                                    What does a 2mil max pension pay out?
                                                                                                    Assuming you ARF it and work off the 4% rule () - 500k tax free lump sum and 60k income.
                                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To...
                                                                                                      She's just so fucking hot and interesting though.
                                                                                                      she's on LinkedIn looking for people to hit her up for coffee in Cambridge. To be fair she's so hot I contemplated a flight to Cambridge for coffee myself

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                                                                                                        Is that what the DCU heads are calling it now?

                                                                                                        'Had a great coffee this morning, Jaysis 'twas mighty altogether.'
                                                                                                        'Me too. A smooth Brazilian grind.'
                                                                                                        'You're some man.'
                                                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                          Assuming you ARF it and work off the 4% rule () - 500k tax free lump sum and 60k income.
                                                                                                          That’s exactly what I was thinking. So 100k “only” needs 3.3m, not the 6.6m the article claimed.

                                                                                                          Would be interested to see how many years survival 4% is based off. I expect 30+. And I’d probably want to be more aggressive in my spending in my 60s compared to 90s. Although I dint fully follow some of the Irish pension rules around salary. Oz system is simply. 10.5% pension is legal min, increasing to 12 over next few years. Top up for tax breaks as you approach retirement age.

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                                                                                                            The article is probably based on the cost of buying an annuity. Which would, without doing some maths, make the 6.6m sound kinda reasonable.
                                                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                              Foreign Policy produce mini-series every so often on different topics, some have grown legs like I-Spy which is interviews with ex-spies describing a specific mission.

                                                                                                              They have another which they recently released called The Catch about global fish industry. This mainly focuses on squid near Peru but the discussion is about wider fishing industry and it could well turn into a longer running food sustainability podcast.

                                                                                                              It’s only 3hrs over 6 episodes and I thought quite a few people here might like it for different reasons.
                                                                                                              The next time you order up some calamari, stop for a minute and think. Where does this actually come from? This summer, Foreign Policy is partnering with the Walton Family Foundation to bring you a new podcast: The Catch. Each episode offers a behind-the-scenes look at the current state of global fi…

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                                                                                                                Just subbed to I-spy, that sounds fascinating.

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

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                                                                                                                  A few weeks ago I tried to eat ghost pepper chicken wings and couldn't even finish it one.

                                                                                                                  Last night I nailed a hot wing challenge. Other guys didn't even get half way through.

                                                                                                                  Never give up on your dreams.

                                                                                                                  I'll have to find more competitions. Be the Huck Seed of hot wings.

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                                    The article is probably based on the cost of buying an annuity. Which would, without doing some maths, make the 6.6m sound kinda reasonable.
                                                                                                                    No idea what annuity rates would be but 2% seems absolutely terrible, if retiring at any sort of normal age. If retiring at 40, maybe.

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                                                                      A few weeks ago I tried to eat ghost pepper chicken wings and couldn't even finish it one.

                                                                                                                      Last night I nailed a hot wing challenge. Other guys didn't even get half way through.

                                                                                                                      Never give up on your dreams.

                                                                                                                      I'll have to find more competitions. Be the Huck Seed of hot wings.
                                                                                                                      Get Ballymaloe hot relish and put it on Everyrhing. It will take a brave Knight skilled with a sword to stop you terrorizing the villagers with your fiery breath .

                                                                                                                      I'm out , so my quest today is to seek out another jar.

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                                                                        A few weeks ago I tried to eat ghost pepper chicken wings and couldn't even finish it one.

                                                                                                                        Last night I nailed a hot wing challenge. Other guys didn't even get half way through.

                                                                                                                        Never give up on your dreams.

                                                                                                                        I'll have to find more competitions. Be the Huck Seed of hot wings.
                                                                                                                        Sounds like the prospect of a prop bet with self proclaimed "wing King", Iuckforsome

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                                                                                                          No idea what annuity rates would be but 2% seems absolutely terrible, if retiring at any sort of normal age. If retiring at 40, maybe.
                                                                                                                          They are terrible.
                                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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