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Old 12-20-2014, 02:53 PM   #21
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We'll be moving back to N. Yorkshire, and yes, it will be interesting to see how the tax rates will change once Scotland starts raising its own taxes.

Back in the 80's we lived and worked in Dumfries and hadn't realized until then quite how many laws were different between the 2 countries. For example buying and selling houses cross border meant employing lawyers in both countries. This last couple of years I've been listening to the weekly Moneybox podcasts on the BBC and many weeks they have an expert from Scotland as many financial issues such as Estate law (wills), student loans, consumer protections etc are different in Scotland.
Yes there are quite a few differences between the two countries and it looks like more are on their way, I think When Scotland finally get's independence ( touchy subject for me still ) then we will see many more differences than anyone could think of tbh

I have to admit i still havnt quite got my head around Gazumping, and am greatful we dont have that here, i pity those people that are affected by it tbh.
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:58 PM   #22
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Anyway shift done for the day and one more to go till placement is finished then it's study study study till exam time.

I am currently thinking of purchasing some shares in oil, i think that with the way the oil and OPEC etc are currently behaving i think it would be a good wee punt, nothing big just 500 or so either in oil shipping or even purchasing some oil to sell at a later date.

I'm also currently working on a dark tax challenge, unsure if you have anything like this in the USA or not but so far it seems to be working in my favour, i was going to put the idea of it here but not sure if anyone would be interested in the way i am doing it or not.
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:59 PM   #23
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:17 PM   #24
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:19 PM   #25
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Thanks, and here is me thinking it was some Scottish slang I hadn't heard
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:45 PM   #26
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Hi I had replied to this but I think my phone is acting up ... Tbh means to be honest


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Old 12-20-2014, 03:46 PM   #27
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Nah the Scottish slang tends to be works like aye, cannae, dinnae etc :-)


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Old 12-20-2014, 05:51 PM   #28
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Don't know about the slang, I got the best butt chewing in my life in Edinburgh. I was only there for Monday through Thursday. Oh what a mess, the sales guy sold the customer something the system didn't do, I was told what had been done to make it work, an inefficient cluge. To top it off they sized a machine that would never have run 10% the customer's volumes.

To say the customer was upset was a huge understatement. He started at 8:00AM chewing on me. By lunch he'd gotten tired of yelling and went out. An hour later he started the same justifiable tyraid again. I reminded him I was only there to Thursday, would he like me to look at the system for opportunities to improve it. He calmed down.

The worst part was his accent, as he was chewing me a new one all I could think of was how he sounded like Scotty on the original Star trek(I was tired and just wished the chewing would stop). I was seriously afraid I'd start laughing as he vented. I knew he probably wouldn't have seen the humor.

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When I was working in Dumfries (SW Scotland) I had lots of funny interactions, many to do with accents, but my favorite was with a colleague who was from Glasgow. His name was Julian and one day he was telling me a story concerning himself and his brother in a pub in Glasgow. He said that his brother said to him, "Peter, we need to leave". I asked why his brother called him Peter and he replied that being called Julian could be a death sentence in a Glaswegian pub
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I have a very close friend in Scotland. Actually, we haven't yet met, and wouldn't recognize each other if we came face to face, but we share the same first and last name. For some reason he thinks my gmail id is his, because he uses it to subscribe to various Scottish web sites. Scottish Ancestry, a teacher's improvement program, a football club. It was fun until he started subscribing to Scottish porn sites...
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I have a very close friend in Scotland. Actually, we haven't yet met, and wouldn't recognize each other if we came face to face, but we share the same first and last name. For some reason he thinks my gmail id is his, because he uses it to subscribe to various Scottish web sites. Scottish Ancestry, a teacher's improvement program, a football club. It was fun until he started subscribing to Scottish porn sites...
Funny....I Facebook friended a German with my exact first and last name, then he started posting some really racist stuff and my other "Friends" thought it was me!
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Funny....I Facebook friended a German with my exact first and last name, then he started posting some really racist stuff and my other "Friends" thought it was me!
I also found out how tricky friending those with my exact name can be. My doubles were all in Germany or Switzerland, and although they were not racist they certainly were accustomed to a more adventurous sex life than I. People were starting to wonder about what I was getting into. Must be some amazing club scene in the larger northern cities of these two countries.

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Old 12-20-2014, 11:51 PM   #33
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When I was working in Dumfries (SW Scotland) I had lots of funny interactions, many to do with accents, but my favorite was with a colleague who was from Glasgow. His name was Julian and one day he was telling me a story concerning himself and his brother in a pub in Glasgow. He said that his brother said to him, "Peter, we need to leave". I asked why his brother called him Peter and he replied that being called Julian could be a death sentence in a Glaswegian pub
yep that certainly could be a death sentence and the name Randy over here ... when i tell people i know an American called Randy they think i am having a laugh till i finally convince them i do and they laugh and laugh and laugh
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