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for-rent-sign"Be careful", said Rosh, "Online advertisements can be scams."

"Not for rentals," Hosh was skeptical, "Not on reputable websites. I am only looking at adverts from reputable real estate agencies, and that too for accommodation within my own country."

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Insurance“Since the cost of replacing floor coverings in most of the separate areas was individually less than my policy excess, they declined to pay most of the replacement cost on the grounds that each individual event within my claim was uneconomical."

"Interestingly, the assessor had initially confirmed to me that the whole house would be covered and given me the go ahead to get it all replaced quickly to mitigate loss of rent while the house sat untenantable due to damages. The assessor later denied they had given me any verbal confirmations of cover.”

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Monopoly“It is like a home is bought by 10 people, and one owner needs some money. So he sells a part of his share to the other owners or new owners and partly cashes his equity out. How can that be bad?”

"The income from these assets will go overseas to make the foreign investors richer," Isha argued.

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Smile at a stranger“Beer – helping people enjoy sex since about 5,000 BC - is also made of grains. All healthy stuff. Drink more, be healthier. Have sex, be even more healthier."

"Beer also helps a man show his emotions. Spill one and he'll cry.”

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Throwing Money Away"I oppose tax cuts," Isha was saying, "because they benefit the rich. The rich get a lot more money back than the ordinary taxpayers like me. That's not fair."

“You’re not the only one who feels that way," Rosh replied, "what you forget is that they’ve paid a lot more in the first place, so it is only fair that they get more of it back."

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password“It’s like wanting to go to the toilet while somebody else is already in it."

"You are jumping outside the door yelling, “Hurry up, I need to go – urgently!”

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2014_06_210005 - tax avoidance“Even mathematically, tax cuts are not fair to the rich, just like they don’t benefit the poor much. They are skewed in favor of the middle class – the majority.”

“Perhaps the restaurant owners all over the world are afraid of being beaten up by the five men in the middle. Historically, it has been the working class that has usually caused all the trouble."

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2009 NPC Novice Michigan Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships"The US National Institute on Drug Abuse says that ultimately you get small balls because your body is so worried about making muscles, it forgets about your nuts."

"So you get these huge muscles, but a TINY little package. Which will probably make the girls just laugh at you instead of being impressed."

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Insurance“Unlike many other countries, insurers in New Zealand are almost free to insure or refuse to insure anyone they choose.”

“No Kiwi has a right to insurance, and the insurance industry is free to refuse your application or cancel your policy at its whim. It does not have to provide reasons or justification.”

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135/365²: Life of Pi"It is easy to criticize cannibalism in retrospect."

"With filled tummies, and from the safety of a detached moral, social or religious high ground."

"I am however, not convinced that any rational being would not have taken the route he took."

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