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Retired Climber

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  1. Only if it's treasure that appreciates in value, otherwise you may as well pay tax on it, or just throw some of it away.
  2. Thinking you can tax anyone who has over 100 million in that way, displays a fundamental misunderstanding of how the wealthy store their wealth.
  3. I hate it being too hot. I work best after a hard frost, or with a light dusting of snow on the ground (as long as it's not warm enough to get slushy).
  4. The fact that you think what I do is 'wokery' tells me you haven't a clue what I do. Anyway, you ignore me, I'll ignore you and everybody's happy.
  5. Mad as Batshit is an occupational hazard I'm affraid. Jordan is certainly very popular. Not really my cup of tea; he's more of a 'live a good life', motivational speaker kind of guy. Edit. If you are a fan of Jordan you probably already know this but it's worth mentioning he's a prolific YouTuber and has a lot of good content on there.
  6. Nothing I have posted is untrue, or an exaggeration. You are going to have to deal with it. I have a very different skillset to most on here, so was trying to share my experience and opinion. A lot of people have shown an interest in what I do / know but I can't contribute because I have to spend my time explaining myself to trolls with nothing better to do. You are ruining the forum. If you have any respect for the other members, stop being an idiot and let others who are interested gain something from it. You'll notice on this very thread that many of my VAT based posts have been liked by regular members, and one mentioned that he 'hadn't looked at it that way before' in response to one of my posts. I have a different viewpoint to most on here, so had hoped to contribute positively. It's Impossible though with constant trolling and childishness. I won't be responding to any more of your posts.
  7. You shouldn't be paying anywhere near that. Public liability is the cheap one; employers liability was always more expensive.
  8. Haha, you lot are so cynical. I get your point though, you must get your fair share of 'experts' through here. I'll take the hint and get my coat.
  9. I would enjoy a thread on this subject. It would be a little mean (and pretty unethical) to explain Kev's posting style or comment on Scotspine posts; that part was a little tongue in cheek. Could be interesting to discuss why some of the stuff arbs put on their websites actually put off potential clients, why really enthusiastic enquiries usually go dead, and how you can generally use a basic understanding of how people make decisions to your advantage. Just to be clear, this isn't some kind of underhanded promotional technique. I'm not promoting any service, and I'd actually go as far as to say that I don't want any Arbtalk members as clients. I'm here as a former Arb who now does something very different for a living.
  10. Haha, you are a little out of your depth. Anyway, you are quite right, I'm not going to waste another minute on helping you prop up your fragile ego; you'll have to sort it out yourself.
  11. I'd be a little more picky about who I let on the yacht mate. You've got to draw the line somewhere. @kevinjohnsonmbe just to be clear, I'm not saying I have a yacht, neither could I afford one. I hope that's clear enough for you.
  12. Take what? Someone with the IQ of a piece of wood posting nonsense in reply to whatever I type? I give up. You crack on, I won't be responding again.
  13. Oh come on. I disagreed with you on the VAT thread and ever since you've had a little dig on just about every thread I've posted on. Do you actually have something to say, because the above is just juvenile and, lets face it, a little embarrassing.
  14. Interesting observation. Has it occurred to you that it may appear that way because I only post about subjects about which I know plenty?
  15. Let's think of Khriss as the hypothetical man on the Clapham omnibus. Based on the post we are discussing, do you think he's capable of analysing data and coming to a reasonable conclusion?
  16. How interactions occur on the internet is a fascinating subject, and one we often use to test theories. In layman's terms, what I do is part experimental psychology and part marketing consultancy. Basically, my job is to understand how people think, what motivates them, how they make decisions and how we can influence these processes. This thread is probably on enough of a tangent, but if anyone is interested in why that customer who seemed really keen never got back to you, how to tell if someone is going to accept your quotation, or even why some forum members are desperate to be seen as the one to call out what they suspect is BS, we should have a thread on the subject. I could also explain why scotspine is desperate for us all to wake up and see the massive imaginary conspiracy theory around Covid, but that probably needs its own thread.
  17. Where in the world are you mate?
  18. Nice kill. Was it down with one shot? What rifle are you using.
  19. It's not just this thread, it's in most of them. We were having a perfectly interesting debate about VAT until it got dragged into nonsense by someone with nothing to say. Anyway, VAT, anyone who isn't registered, get yourself registered. Businesses aren't supposed to pay VAT, the end user is.
  20. You think I don't bill more than 50 grand a quarter?
  21. Sorry, I didn't realise someone with a massive chip on their shoulder was going to pick through it to try to make themselves feel better. You can see as well as anyone else that what I wrote was ambiguous, you read it one way, I read it the other. The point I made is still valid, and you got to try to pretent to be clever for a few minutes; everyone's a winner.
  22. I can't believe I'm bothering with this, but if I was deliberately bullshitting you, why would I then clarify that I actually take a lot less than it may have seemed when you asked?


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