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RE: Liverpool, reigning European Champions, 2019/20 Thread

Lead back up to 8 points after another great Derby win. But for two late misses by Mané it could have approached humiliation.
Everton in relegation zone now too..

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RE: Got Firefox & Avast? Probably not for much longer

Avast is fine really but certainly don't use the extensions.

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RE: Everton: 2019/20 season

Thought Everton played well and deserved a draw.
VAR was right but what happened to linesman only flagging for obvious offsides? Defender put his arm up (as lots do) but don't think anyone stopped playing.
Dead man walking surely.

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[VIDEO] RE:Christmas ads 2019

And Sky.....



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RE: How much tax would you pay if you earned £100k?

I think IR35 is needed but as ever, isn't being implemented correctly.
One of the things behind it is for years you've had contractors earning lots of money - usually significantly more than the their manager.  In recent years they've been looking to say things like 'I've worked here for years, I should get sick pay/various benefits.'   Can't have it both ways.  Like you say Rosso, somebody coming in of a well defined project deliverable should be treated differently to someone who is effectively a permanent employee in all but their actual employer.  Strictly speaking, in our place, contractors should not be managed 'day to day' but have a well defined deliverable they just get on with.

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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: 2019/2020

A realistic option do you feel?  I couldn't see it tbh.

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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: 2019/2020

Poch.

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RE: How much tax would you pay if you earned £100k?

.... that wasn't part of the question.

Rob, I didn't take it that way but was this thread making a political point? If so, what? I just saw it as educational and correcting maybe a misconception.

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This item was edited on Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 16:33

RE: How much tax would you pay if you earned £100k?

Quote:
Si Wooldridge says...
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And that's why Gordon Brown was able to say that he categorically wouldn't raise income tax rates and then just raised NI contributions instead."
After almost 10 years of the Tories seeming to do their best to completely destroy the NHS (or have they pretty much succeeded?), you seemed to say that like raising NI was a bad thing.
Personally, I find the level of both party's commitment to borrow obscene amounts of money awful.
I'm sure you did know the answer but chose to ignore the real question to try to make a political point.
You could easily say 'It doesn't matter how much you earn, did you buy any cars with VAT?' for example.
However, the point of multiple choice questions is that the answer is there and you try to choose it.

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RE: How much tax would you pay if you earned £100k?

Quote:
Si Wooldridge says...
"On pure income tax, aye, but not if you include NI - and why wouldn't you?"
Because the question said tax.  Literally every single system I know where you're asked about tax, taxable pay/income etc. it always means income tax.  Ask anyone how much 'tax' they pay it will be their income tax.

Also because the correct answer was one of the options.

For info, the answer is:
Most people have a tax free allowance of £12,500.
That leaves £87,500.
The first £37,500 of that is taxed at 20 % = £7,500.
The remaining £50,000 is taxed at 40% = £20,000.
Total of £27,500.

EDIT:  Oops, hadn't seen the other replies or the explanation.

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This item was edited on Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 21:04

RE: How much tax would you pay if you earned £100k?

£27.5k AFAIK.

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RE: And the award for environmentally destructive designed obsolescence goes to...

..... and you've now backed up that important crap....
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RE: [VIDEO] Epstein dead by apparent suicide.

Quote:
Si Wooldridge says...
"Maybe read the posts following yours and reconsider your response...
"
Not a clue what I'm supposed to reconsider.
One post is by Rob saying about how things often aren't simple and how controlling abusive people can be.
Brooky clearly initially made remarks about 'ladies' and 'they' etc. but then denied it and said she was "speaking about one Lady who was older and knew what she was walking into".
So if you're saying Brooky is referring to something else - in the link(?) I guess that's more devil's advocate as she clearly said afterwards she was only referring a specific person - not victimS.  Maybe Brooky wants to change again - or you want her to, dunno.
The other post is by Brooky but I'm not sure it changes anything in the first part - and for the second part I don't see its relevance to 'reading the following posts'.  What is she saying or alleging - and how is it relevant to me reconsidering anything?

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This item was edited on Sunday, 24th November 2019, 23:05

RE: [VIDEO] Google gaming platform Stadia

The reason it doesn't look as good is the last point - he doesn't have super fast broadband.. 30 or so Meg and it can get to 4k. And depending on the speed fluctuations resolution can change too. There will of course be 'horror stories' but the tech can only get better..
As above I think the pricing model will be what holds it back once the early adopters are all on board.


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RE: [VIDEO] Epstein dead by apparent suicide.

I still don't know if this is just a wind up account to be honest but Brooky, you were not speaking about one lady as you said above. You continually referred to 'ladies' and 'they'. They couldn't sue. They didn't get paid etc. etc...

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RE: [VIDEO] Epstein dead by apparent suicide.

Is there a stronger dislike option?
Seriously what the f***in f***????

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This item was edited on Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 21:13

RE: [VIDEO] Google gaming platform Stadia

Quote:
Pete-MK says...
"On what planet would that ever possibly work?"
This one.
If anyone can make this work Google can.  Their knowledge and expertise in data centres, scaling and performance is right up there with the industry best.
Think of it almost as streaming video to you that you interact with.  The processing is all done on server farms, the power of which are mindblowing.
By far the biggest hurdle will be the pricing.  Initally thought of as almost a Netflix of gaming this is nothing of the sort really.  You pay a subscription and then ON TOP, buy the games.  I think Red Dead Redemption II (year old game) is £54.99!!
Some games will probably not work as well as others but this can only get better too as ping times and latency are reduced even further.
Certainly not a great advert for it above but there have been some pretty good ones too.  Not the promised functionality available at launch but what's new I suppose...
Not forgetting too that this isn't just a PC/Mac thing - these games will be playable on phones, tablets etc. in great graphics - pretty much in a browser window!



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RE: [VIDEO] Election 2019

Quote:
alfie noakes says...
"deliberate wave of disinformation"
Disinformation?  I think you'll find factcheckUK are all about facts, not disinformation.
Cuts to NI too, my God there's more borrowing to fund this too presumably.

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This item was edited on Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 18:55

RE: [VIDEO] Election 2019

So, the head to head..
I actually thought Corbyn spoke far better in general.  Johnson repeated the same stuff in many answers and thought himself above the etiquette for the timings on pretty much all of the questions.
Nice Corbyn response on the Prince Andrew question too.
As for Johnson's 'the Royal Family is "beyond reproach"' well f*** right off.

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RE: The Premier league 2019/2020

Spurs sack Poch.
Didn't see that one coming despite results.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50480860

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RE: Argos put their old catalogues online

My mum used to do Kays and Freemans.
I know exactly the sections Pete is referring to....
Don't think it was 'fashion' either..

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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Sooooooooooooooooo far beyond playing devil's advocate.

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RE: [VIDEO] Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian

I've heard nothing but good things about this.  Appear to be in a minority Pete - mind you,  you liked the new Terminator didn't you?

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RE: Are We Ready for the Holidays

Finish on the 18th.
Back on the 6th.

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RE: The Book of Mormon (play)

Why have I never heard of this?....
Cheers, sounds great.

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RE: Liverpool, reigning European Champions, 2019/20 Thread

What a great win today.
Feeling it now... :-)

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Government halts support for fracking.

Massive relief I'm sure to so many people already affected and many more who could have been.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50267454

"The ban marks a major U-turn for the Conservative party and the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who once referred to fracking as “glorious news for humanity” and urged the UK to “leave no stone unturned, or unfracked” in pursuit of shale gas."

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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: 2019/2020

Yeah, after the equaliser that ironically left me thinking well surely VAR would have disallowed that and then seeing some of the comedic defending and goalkeeping from both sides there were some OK displays from a few players and it was an entertaining enough game.
And pens are always exciting.

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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: 2019/2020

Quote:
Robee J Shepherd says...
"Liverpool in the next round, hopefully they will not take this cup seriously and we stand a chance of beating them!"
Don't think we've won a game in this comp for a few years if that gives you an idea of where it is in our priorities.
Hopefully Elliot will get a run out as he's so exciting to watch.  I expect to see many changes...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Quote:
Jitendar Canth says...
"but I don't support Corbyn"
If they come out and formally back a referendum (can't see them backing Remain), is there a case for risking that and dealing with the consequences of him leading, at least initially - as opposed to Boris winning and Leaving becoming a formality.
Which is worse, Boris and Out or Corbyn and In?
I really don't have a clue what to do.

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