7 Sep 2016

And Then, Interesting...

In and out again tonight because... never mind, it’s neither important nor funny. I just wanted to paste a comment I found at, if memory serves, the Spectator Coffeehouse and thought I’d pull it over here so’s it can be seen by a dramatically smaller audience.

Me, being of an age, can most definitely relate to the words. Oh, and the obligatory apologies and thanks to the author, Uusikaupunki. Believe it or not the spell chequer had no end of a problem with your name and as it wasn’t preceded by any of the accepted salutations, may I assume it’s just another one of they norm de plumb thingies?


In the 70s and 80s when interest rates were in the 'teens, as a young married couple we found it quite a struggle to pay the mortgage...."But ah,” they said, "one of the reasons it cannot be reduced is all those old people that rely on interest from savings."
Fair enough we thought.....when we get old and have to rely on our savings we'll get the same consideration....."But ah" they say, " one of the reasons it cannot be increased is all those young people that rely on low-cost mortgages.

Quote;  Christopher Rice.

“Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we've got 24 hours each.”

             Henry Ford.

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

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