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Old 29th July 2020, 16:09
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I've had a few wiggings on here and the Other Place. As for the guilty conscience syndrome, it's a hangover from my orthodox christian upbringing.
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Old 31st July 2020, 00:06
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cruise ships at the breakers

and then there were three - carnival fantasy beached along side the monarch and the sovereign
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Old 31st July 2020, 00:27
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It could be we're witnessing (in my case in old age) a major turning point in general. Sort of scary really ... I have every sympathy for those youngsters who may well have to bite the bullet on this one. And given the state of the world, and the people who are currently running it, that's going to be a f****** large calibre bullet.
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Old 1st August 2020, 08:42
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The golden goose is cooked.
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Old 1st August 2020, 10:35
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One can kill the goose by overworking the few or by having too many for the goosefood available. To have some plain old ducks and moorhens in proper trade as well is beneficial. A "diverse portfolio" is a universal defence. Perhaps preventing great excess of benefits but equally preventing the worst of losses (let us all hope C19 does not cause the pundits to choose another route as there doesn't seem to be one).
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Old 12th August 2020, 09:30
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Supply and demand. "O" Level economics. Or as our American masters say, Economics 101.
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Old 12th August 2020, 10:13
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Absolutely however I prefer the 'demand' in my portfolio to be real as in food, pharma (despite the risk), energy etc. rather than frivolous, commercial 'hospitality', yachting, gaming, gambling etc. both areas have customer demand. The former cannot experience evaporation, the latter is. A bigger benefit would be if the inessential volume of the state would evaporate too but that seems resistant to phase change. With respect to HM's local Treasury they have invented a very neat new unfunded benefit with which to burden us. Home notworking.
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Old 12th August 2020, 20:43
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Jeez Shipmates, what the hell has happened our old friend GD1? She has had a new coat of paint and I can't find the gangway. Is it all for the best? I liked her when she was a steam up and downer.
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Old 13th August 2020, 00:12
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I think she must have been re-engined or perhaps converted to sail? I fear that from a distance she will resemble one of those floating blocks of flats some of us dislike.
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That makes three of us on the dock searching for the gangway. I believe that there is a hidden escalator somewhere though.
Sorry that I didn't recognise either of you in your flamboyant new multi coloured drip dry polyester uniforms but I see your medals are still the same, thankfully. Will your tickets still be recognised if we ever find our way aboard?
I am still the one with the shovel and no medals by the way. Bit worried about redundancy if the uppers and downers have been replaced however.

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Old 13th August 2020, 08:55
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She is most definitely now showing her true port of registry, but the Ensign seems to be a bunch of bunting. The onboard currency is the Dollar.
I found the gangway, started to wander round, got lost and kept bumping into huge advertising hoardings. I think I need to dip into my foreign currency wallet in order to see what is going on.
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