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TMFBoing replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 16:28

Re: Correct way to tax harvest

Folks,

While CGT is a practical issue, it's not particular to the HYP strategy that is the subject of the board - and the board is intended for topics that are specific to HYP rather than investing in general.

So thanks to those who [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Football Fools board. 09:31

Re: James Alexander Gordon

Forfar 4 East Fife 5

It was actually "East Fife 4, Forfar 5".

But sadly, he never said it - it was Eric Morecambe...

[more]

Mon Aug 18

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TMFBoing replied to the Pensions - Practical Problems board. 22:31

Re: Abolishing HR Tax relief

Folks,

This thread is off-topic for this board.

Please consider it Closed.

Foolish best,
Alan
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Sun Aug 17

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TMFBoing replied to the Genealogy board. 19:42

Re: Secrets From The Asylum - TV Prog

Interesting, thanks - I'll watch out for that.

One of the secrets I discovered in my research was that one of my great-grandfathers ended his days in an asylum, while great-grandmother went on to have another child by an unknown [more]

Thu Aug 14

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TMFBoing replied to the Oil & Gas - Companies board. 12:14

Re: Kurdish Oil Companies

Hi Folks,

After a chat with Proselenes and a read of some replies here, I have reinstated the contested post - which you can now see above.

And yes, I accept it is pretty much impossible to disentangle the political situation from [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Oil & Gas - Companies board. 09:58

Re: Kurdish Oil Companies

Folks,

Can I just remind you that this board is for discussing Oil & Gas companies and ask you to keep it on topic please?

So, while discussion of practical difficulties affecting Kurdish oil companies and what might happen to [more]

Sun Aug 10

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 14:37

Re: The Logic Delusion

Just a question for clarification, if you don't mind.

So what is the starting point of a logical discussion on God? It has to be that God exists...

Are you saying that for a question of the general form "Does X [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 14:31

Re: The Logic Delusion

Consider an invisible pink elephant. Does one exist? No. It cannot be both invisible and pink and therefore it does not exist.

For someone with synesthesia, sounds can invoke colour sensations even though they are invisible - so [more]

Fri Aug 8

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TMFBoing replied to the Genealogy board. 09:11

Re: The disappeared ...

The old-fashioned way and a search through death indexes on microfiche at your nearest main library?

Sun Aug 3

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TMFBoing replied to the Genealogy board. 13:43

Re: Master Sources

I'm also not quite sure what the problem actually is, but is it perhaps connected with a single document being a source for a number of facts? Eg a census return for a family is one original source, but it provides a source for as many people are [more]

Thu Jul 31

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TMFBoing replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 10:41

Re: Shell (RDSB) Divi announcement

Folks,

Leave off the personal bickering please.

If someone tries to help by posting information and you find their coverage inadequate, then feel free to ignore the post or go do the work to uncover more information yourself - but [more]

Wed Jul 30

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 13:52

Re: cross post LI - G - appeals

Replies over on the Legal board please, folks.

Foolish best,
Alan
TMFBoing

Fri Jul 25

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 10:09

Re: Free Will v All Knowing God

Folks,

Once again a thread on this board has started to descend into a "theist vs atheist" slanging match.

Please stop that now and stick to our Civil Discussion guidelines.

If you do not, we will consider [more]

Thu Jul 24

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TMFBoing replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 12:06

Re: What's my name?

Someone I know had a similar problem. She needed to provide birth cert and other ID for some reason (I can't remember which) but discovered that she'd been mistaken about her registered birth name and had been using the "wrong" name that [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 09:57

Re: How do holy places make you feel?

Folks,

After I saw this thread was descending into the usual arguments that are almost inevitable on this board, I removed a number of posts.

If you want to restart the arguments about prayer, omniscience, free will etc again, [more]

Sun Jul 20

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TMFBoing replied to the Civil Discussion Forum board. 18:34

Re: You can always tell...

Hi Snorvey,

Looking back on your deleted posts, I see only three removed in July.

In one, you were using phrases like "sweet f-all", "bloody Irish", "boghoppers" and "kick in the [more]

Sat Jul 19

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TMFBoing replied to the Genealogy board. 17:43

Re: Scotland and twins

So that leaves me wondering - if I had bought the certificate do the registrars automatically check to see if there are further babies over the page?

I doubt they check for anything - they just extract the page with the specific [more]

Thu Jul 17

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 16:34

Re: Pens

PS: When captioning photos, I'd suggest using the person's full name and date of birth (and birth/married names if different), so that future people can be sure who they are - I've found old family photos with captions like "Granddad's [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 16:28

Re: Pens

Using an album sounds like a good idea, but if they're photos that you hope will be valuable to future generations, you're running the risk that the photos might be removed in the future.

In my family, people have often swapped photos from [more]

Tue Jul 15

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 14:25

Re: Oh no. Not the "perfectly tuned" a

hence also why I suggested that Hume's point doesn't apply either (regardless of whether or not we think what Hume said was in itself correct))

Well, everything else he said made sense, so why not his opinion on [more]

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