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Eat out to help out
at 13:55 3 Aug 2020

Looking forward to a lunch meeting with a ex-colleague at Rotunda Grill Kings Cross, pity 50% only counts for £10 there... Damn it not participating!
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Dining out in covid world
at 21:09 2 Aug 2020

Have got used to the track and trace measures imposed, so yesterday when the restaurant didn't take details felt weird, scary even.

They'd done everything else; reduced number of tables /chairs, put up screens, hand gel etc.I

But not taking track and trace details... Neither did the hairdresser my wife visited in the same location

Still chancellor's discount comes in tomorrow, will probably regain all overweight list over last few months in August alone!!!

P.s. I no longer like chips... How the hell does that hapoen?
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I thought storm season started mid Sept?
at 21:00 2 Aug 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53627873

I'll have none of this climate change blubbing, it be witchcraft!
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The Business Of Drugs on Netflix...
at 20:55 2 Aug 2020

Define failure...

No I know what you mean, if the policy is to eradicate them, complete failure.

If the laws are actually a process to drive up price / profitability it's a complete success!
The narcotics industry is the most successful worldwide business, and has been for over 60 years, out performing the petro chemical giants, coca cola etc. It has been flexible to changing trends and tastes; weed, speed, heroin, coke, crystal meth Etc Etc etc

The problem is the profits from its success are often invested in maintaining that success i.e. Corruption of whole goverments, not just the narco states but no doubt highly placed individuals worldwide.

The pin that would burst that bubble is called legalisation. It would have a dramatic effect on street value and would create auditable tax income.

The reason I say auditable... Due to the money laundering laws world wide cash purchases over £x are reportable by law, thus laundering is key, and laundered money generates greater tax revenue than would be generated by legalised products and rich people like being rich, corrupt individuals like being rich... He'll I'd like to be rich!

Money makes the world go around, unfortunately there's a lot of laundered money out there (see HSBC) some of it, possibly, invested in U.K. property... And given current economic climate no-one would want to burst the bubble that is already deflating.
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Favourite quality Ipswich goal
at 20:27 2 Aug 2020

Ipswich's 3rd goal, scored in injury time 4th Feb 1984.

Unlikely to ever be displaced in my heart

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MP not suspended whilst under investigation.
at 20:17 2 Aug 2020

Would have thought suspension would only be imposed if the individual were in a position to influence the investigation; i.e. If the victim or any witnesses for the victim still worked there.

Otherwise, innocent unless proven guilty
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Cash out
at 20:14 2 Aug 2020

People get really irritable in warm weather for some reason.

I don't know why anyone would get so irritated by my challenging their beliefs, unless of course, those beliefs are easily challenged and undermined.

The phrase, where there is a will there's a way is a nice little ambiguous catch all, but it is true. However, take this thread, for example, I would assert the will is not there in TWTD world, which in this case probably reflects the wider world.

So, please all forgive me my right to hold a different opinion, oh and as for the what if no telephone line or internet access posts.... I take it you are under 40 years old and don't remember how card transactions used to happen, before the internet and didn't use electricity.

Harking back to Colombia, sorry to be boring, due to the nature of the country, much of the rural internet has been via satellite and had been for over 20 years.... Where there's a wil....
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Cash out
at 19:56 2 Aug 2020

I do not live in Kenos basement
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Cash out
at 19:55 2 Aug 2020

Yep apologies for wrong terminology.

Doh!

Standing order
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Favourite quality Ipswich goal
at 19:52 2 Aug 2020

Fking tablet was an upvote honest
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Cash out
at 12:43 2 Aug 2020

I am neither the Governor of the Bank of England not the Chancellor of the Exchequer, so I am not forcing anyone to do anything, simply playing devil's advocate.

The hardware is not expensive, a PDQ machine is less than £20 (so I was told by prospective employer a few years ago)

Quality of mobile phone or Wi-Fi signal can be improved with a little investment (jobs)

I regularly use card payment in Colombia, some parts of which are both poor and remote.

Where there's a will there's a way

However I would not suggest it's use should be imposed anywhere just that it could be achieved, I dare say bartering is still a currency somewhete.
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Cash out
at 12:33 2 Aug 2020

Our local Chinese tried to levy a few for using debut card after that had been made illegal, so now only accept cash. While their just eat menu has had a 15% price increase levied, very naughty.

Does your Chinese appear on just eat or similar?
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Cash out
at 12:31 2 Aug 2020

Reply to all in this chain - where there is a will there is a way

My youngest kids get their pocket money into their accounts by dd.

Waypoint type technology for the charity boxes.... Which are often targets for junky scum after a quick fix

Edit junky changed to kinky by auto correct. Let me state categorically I do not think kinky people are scum, in fact I am happy to embrace them, wearing a gimp suit and clamps.
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Cash out
at 12:28 2 Aug 2020

See my post further down.

The manpower required to monitor every single transaction, every second of everyday would be immense, even if backed up by super computers.

No-one will a flying fck if you buy a loaf of bread every other day. Buying industrial amounts of chemicals to make explosives on the other hand.

There is already the capability to see money arriving at and leaving your bank account, and ask questions where there are discrepancies...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-53581840
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Cash out
at 12:21 2 Aug 2020

In some places the arcades work on tokens only which you buy on site either from a machine or cash booth.

Where there's a will there's a way
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Cash out
at 12:19 2 Aug 2020

Interesting article

I had a situation where one of my employees was using a company fuel card to steal money. Networked part time at a petrol station and when someone paid cash he pocketed the cash and rang up a higher figure against the card. Eventually running up a debt of a few grand against the fuel card then disappearing.

Not saying the person in that article did that, just a reminder for me of a similar(ish) situation.
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Cash out
at 12:12 2 Aug 2020

1) I have had problems at tills, usually for Scottish notes as I used to go North of the border frequently, and I've had the misfortune to receive a counterfeit note.

2) Disagree. Those at most vulnerability from loan sharks predominantly use cash.

3) There are over? 60m people native to U.K. then there are the millions of tourists, for Big Brother to keep a track on whether you are one of the few people buying "Big Jugs" magazine(obviously about antique porcelain) from Jindy Singh's cornershop (my local) they'd need agents on a one to twenty ratio, which would go someway to reducing unemployment, but entirely unfeasible.


However
The biggest thing for me would be tipping would probably die out, having spent 16 years in an industry where tips probably account for 25% (undeclared) income... But then that is tax evasion....
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Today FA Cup Final + start of Scottish PL season
at 16:23 1 Aug 2020

Wow really freaking weird. 2020 vision eh
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Today FA Cup Final + start of Scottish PL season
at 14:53 1 Aug 2020

Strange days indeed

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Brave New World
at 14:47 1 Aug 2020

Cup final is 17:30...still gonna miss AWM
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