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    CENTRELINK AGE PENSION ELIGIBILITY FOR UK EXPATS?

    The years that you can see 10 years ago where you can still pay into them , I believe, are years where the number of weeks paid are insufficient to make it a qualifying year and NI will allow you to make payments to top up that year only, that is based on our recent experience with my OHs account. I would be very careful about making any long term decisions based on present regulations, the UK government tinkers around with pension regs and NI contributions, lessening one side, increasing the other, at the present moment the cost of contributions is very low if you are out of the country but there seems to be plans afoot to make it a universal level contribution, we were told this when we topped up my OHs years from when we were in Australia . Also are you paying NI contributions for your wife in order to establish a pension for her in her own right, as again , from my own sketchy knowledge, if you died your wife's entitlements based on your contributions may be very limited. About the best decision I made was to continue paying NI contributions whilst in Australia when they were a few pounds per week as I have recovered all of that and more with a full index linked pension having returned 6 years ago
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    I know no one will care but...........

    Would you care to check it out. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/120315-crocodiles-bite-force-erickson-science-plos-one-strongest It seems so
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    I know no one will care but...........

    I'd put a pony on the croc, it is alive I assume and the cage is big enough for it to move, if it can then it can still use its tail and the crushing strength of its jaws
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    Building a home

    Nobody. As far as I know! Although I see it is being suggested as a means of addressing California's desperate need for in excess 300,000 low cost homes to rent
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    BobJ Reminiscing...

    Bob, you should write this into a book, all of this part of old Australia is disappearing at an incredible rate and needs to be there for the next generation, I reckon you'd love "The Man Eaters Of Kumaon" by Jim Corbett, the biography of a young man in northern India at the turn of the 19th century, very much in the vein of your exploits, running a rail depot and hunting down man eating tigers and leopards, a world that is irredeemably lost, some of good some of it questionable by todays standards but all of it fascinating.
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    The Official Weather Thread

    They have been praying for it not just for the crops but to wash away the plague of rats and mice
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    I know no one will care but...........

    No accounting for taste
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    I know no one will care but...........

    Yep, I've always thought that Guinness was like drinking something brewed using Marmite and a couple of loaves of incinerated bread
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    I know no one will care but...........

    Is that a genuine thought or just a wind up. I find that appearance is no indicator of intelligence or ability, otherwise these men with puffed up muscles and tattoos stretching from ears to nether regions would never earn enough to eat and young ladies, as a gender descriptor, fell out of use in the Edwardian era
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    I feel like a few seem to have very clear opinions about him from 12000 miles away
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    Is misrepresentations, obfuscation, selective quotation, tittle tattle and victimisation of individuals to be accepted so long as someone makes a profit? Forget 'woke', I think the better byword is 'Post truth society'
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    Wasn't Meghan exercising her "freedom of speech" but there seems to a frenzy of criticism of her for doing so, there seems to be a lot of double standards being exhibited out there, a man who has been caught out in proven lies accuses someone of lying on nothing more than his assertion?
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    There's real irony there.
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    Uhmmmm, but its perfectly alright for the gutter press to to splash their lives across their pages, often they were only thing that featured in dozens of pages in edition after edition over years of publication, why such a prurient interest, it had nothing to do with her being mixed race, or being American or perhaps being a divorcee did it?
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    That wasn't an opinion, that was pique, Meghan learnt what a exploiter he was some years earlier and she cut him out of her circle and the poor thin skinned narcissistic petal never forgave her.
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