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Has anyone done a test on allergies - if so was it accurate?

I am allergic to something but can't figure out what. I sometimes start sneezing like crazy and then it's gone 20 minutes later. Have never been able to figure it out but it never was bad enough to go to a doctor either.

Yes they poke your arms up and down with needles and then you wait 30 minutes to see what puffs up. It's itchy but it works. I got allergy shots for several years. It really helped long term!
 

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Has anyone done a test on allergies - if so was it accurate?

I am allergic to something but can't figure out what. I sometimes start sneezing like crazy and then it's gone 20 minutes later. Have never been able to figure it out but it never was bad enough to go to a doctor either.
Yes. I've had one of those tests, and it is highly accurate.

Go to an ENT/allergy clinic. I also took allergy shots for years and was basically cured for years after that.

They've slowly come back though once I finished maintenance.
 

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Has anyone done a test on allergies - if so was it accurate?

I am allergic to something but can't figure out what. I sometimes start sneezing like crazy and then it's gone 20 minutes later. Have never been able to figure it out but it never was bad enough to go to a doctor either.

Do you eat any wheat products?

I notice wheat can trigger more allergic tendencies in me so I avoid gluten.

Do you also notice any itchiness or skin rashes?
 

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In a shocking experiment, random beachgoers in San Diego, California are asked if they’ll sign a petition supporting the arrest and detention of all unvaxinated adults until they agree to take the C0VlD-19 VAXCClNE.



View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBRLUGMeBL4&t=463s

Shame Mark Dice uses his platform to ambush idiots at the beach. He should stick to his books but than he is just a click bait master for YT views and nothing more.
 

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Getting pretty bad out there.

I guess property ownership in America is not a real thing.
There’s only one land owner in America. The US government.

If they can decide EVERYTHING with regards to your land, you don’t own it.

Let’s see, they charge you for it and choose how much to charge you for it. They can build something on it if they want and give you whatever they think it’s worth when they do. They can dictate to you what you can build on it. After you get permission to build something on it, they can decide if you can even charge for the value you created on it. If you are lucky enough to be able to charge for that value, they’ll take half.

Yeah, real estate is close to becoming dead to me.
 

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There’s only one land owner in America. The US government.

If they can decide EVERYTHING with regards to your land, you don’t own it.

Let’s see, they charge you for it and choose how much to charge you for it. They can build something on it if they want and give you whatever they think it’s worth when they do. They can dictate to you what you can build on it. After you get permission to build something on it, they can decide if you can even charge for the value you created on it. If you are lucky enough to be able to charge for that value, they’ll take half.

Yeah, real estate is close to becoming dead to me.
I agree with you.

You can still make money with it, but it’s foolish to think of it as a foolproof investment that can withstand social upheaval. Not at all.

Stocks aren’t better though. Most stocks are held in the broker’s name and the government heavily controls and regulates all of those publicly traded financial assets.
 

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There’s only one land owner in America. The US government.

If they can decide EVERYTHING with regards to your land, you don’t own it.

Let’s see, they charge you for it and choose how much to charge you for it. They can build something on it if they want and give you whatever they think it’s worth when they do. They can dictate to you what you can build on it. After you get permission to build something on it, they can decide if you can even charge for the value you created on it. If you are lucky enough to be able to charge for that value, they’ll take half.

Yeah, real estate is close to becoming dead to me.
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if you look closely at how most people make decisions, you can start to see the puppet strings
 

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Why does the CDC have this power?

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anybody else have issues with their investment broker's "performance" screen?

Mine includes deposits as gains... SMH... hate that.

There appears to be no way to actually see what you have deposited vs. the value your account has gained.
 

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If adopted, the EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act will be the world’s most restrictive regulation of the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools. It will not only limit AI development and use in Europe but impose significant costs on EU businesses and consumers. The AIA will cost the European economy €31 billion over the next five years and reduce AI investments by almost 20 percent.

The EU embracing the good old Dark Ages. Let's make innovation so restricted the European countries will feel like an open-air museum compared to the rest of the world.

Luddites rejoice.
 

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The EU embracing the good old Dark Ages. Let's make innovation so restricted the European countries will feel like an open-air museum compared to the rest of the world.

Luddites rejoice.
Unfortunately the EU is king when it comes to bureaucracy. Which is hardest, of course, on small businesses who cannot afford large legal teams.

In my opinion, a society that ends up governed by lawyers is a sick society. The EU could be much farther ahead if it cut red tape, and allowed business to go on freely, rather than try to create a culture that makes it harder for startups to compete with Mercedes and the like.
 

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The EU embracing the good old Dark Ages. Let's make innovation so restricted the European countries will feel like an open-air museum compared to the rest of the world.

Luddites rejoice.
and these are the "progressives" lol
 

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Unfortunately the EU is king when it comes to bureaucracy.

I still can't believe they pushed the ridiculous cookie notice law that wastes so much time of so many people (I hate closing the "we use cookies" popups on every damn page).

and these are the "progressives" lol

Haven't you heard? It's the progressives who define what progress is and how it's allowed to unfold.
 

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I still can't believe they pushed the ridiculous cookie notice law that wastes so much time of so many people (I hate closing the "we use cookies" popups on every damn page).
Yes… here a new law has also expanded VAT to be payable on ALL non-EU purchases, wether those companies are members of VIES or not. For me, my partners are ALL non-EU, which meant a +20% spike in virtually all my costs. It’s ridiculous. I’ve been paying thousands upon thousands in taxes these past few months… not only does my REVENUE get taxed, but now also my COSTS. It’s double dipping if there ever was anything like it… Literarily putting a hand in each one of my pockets!
 

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F*ck. No disrespect if anyone is a real estate agent on this forum, but I'm fed up with some agents. They are f*cking useless.

I found a perfect assembly opportunity for a development. I retained a planning firm to see what the city requests will be to permit the rezoning and the timelines/costs we would be looking at. This was all relayed to my agent and I told her to tell the listing agent, to keep us in the loop should any offer come through.

I do a random check on the listing today, and it's marked as conditionally sold. Guess what? My agent never spoke with the listing agent otherwise she would've been notified of the offer.

I spent $3000 retaining the planning firm for a preliminary report that's due tomorrow. Like WTF?

What is the point of an agent?

It's my fault. I should've spoke with the listing agent myself.
 

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F*ck. No disrespect if anyone is a real estate agent on this forum, but I'm fed up with some agents. They are f*cking useless.

I found a perfect assembly opportunity for a development. I retained a planning firm to see what the city requests will be to permit the rezoning and the timelines/costs we would be looking at. This was all relayed to my agent and I told her to tell the listing agent, to keep us in the loop should any offer come through.

I do a random check on the listing today, and it's marked as conditionally sold. Guess what? My agent never spoke with the listing agent otherwise she would've been notified of the offer.

I spent $3000 retaining the planning firm for a preliminary report that's due tomorrow. Like WTF?

What is the point of an agent?

It's my fault. I should've spoke with the listing agent myself.
$3k in development is a rounding error. I have bad news, you have way more “fails” in this business than “wins”.
Work with brokers, not realtors. CBRE, AY, Colliers etc. Need help? DM me. I’ve done this once or twice ;) lol.
 

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$3k in development is a rounding error. I have bad news, you have way more “fails” in this business than “wins”.
Work with brokers, not realtors. CBRE, AY, Colliers etc. Need help? DM me. I’ve done this once or twice ;) lol.
Haha, you're right.

I'm just frustrated because I could've made so much on this deal... it was like a hidden gem. What most people didn't know was that I had the adjacent lot in a potential off market purchase... it was pending on this specific lot. Ughhh!!! It was the perfect townhome site :(

Thanks for the advice on the brokers vs realtors. I'll definitely hit you up.
 

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Haha, you're right.

I'm just frustrated because I could've made so much on this deal... it was like a hidden gem. What most people didn't know was that I had the adjacent lot in a potential off market purchase... it was pending on this specific lot. Ughhh!!! It was the perfect townhome site :(

Thanks for the advice on the brokers vs realtors. I'll definitely hit you up.
Two quick things:
1. If you truly believe it’s a gem, and you control adjacent site, approach the new purchaser for JV or buy him-her out.
2. Never engage any consultants until you have your site under contract.
 

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I just found an article saying that retirement would have to be postponed to 70 years old by 2060 in the EU, to maintain it as it is. This exactly concerns my generation. Actually, this is even quite optimistic as one of the hypothesis is that there will be economic growth at the same time, which is far from being guaranteed here. And we're not even talking about the pension's amount.

So, you work and get taxed your whole life. You finally and happily retire at 70 years old to enjoy life and your newfound freedom. Unfortunately, your pension is so low that you have to use your savings. Then, you get sick at 80 years old and spend the remaining of your savings paying for a nursing home. Full circle.

What a depressing thought. I'm so grateful I came across Unscripted . Keep working !
 

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I just found an article saying that retirement would have to be postponed to 70 years old by 2060 in the EU, to maintain it as it is. This exactly concerns my generation. Actually, this is even quite optimistic as one of the hypothesis is that there will be economic growth at the same time, which is far from being guaranteed here. And we're not even talking about the pension's amount.

So, you work and get taxed your whole life. You finally and happily retire at 70 years old to enjoy life and your newfound freedom. Unfortunately, your pension is so low that you have to use your savings. Then, you get sick at 80 years old and spend the remaining of your savings paying for a nursing home. Full circle.

What a depressing thought. I'm so grateful I came across Unscripted . Keep working !
Governments and the system doesn’t want you to retire until after you are dead. That’s ideal. Or retire and boom, next year - out. Otherwise it’s a drag on the system.
 

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Just tried the tripwire trick from the new book. Asked my freelancers to include their favorite ice cream. Easy to sort out the most interested, and best at communicating now.. And I'm getting good ice cream suggestions!
 

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I just found an article saying that retirement would have to be postponed to 70 years old by 2060 in the EU, to maintain it as it is. This exactly concerns my generation. Actually, this is even quite optimistic as one of the hypothesis is that there will be economic growth at the same time, which is far from being guaranteed here. And we're not even talking about the pension's amount.

So, you work and get taxed your whole life. You finally and happily retire at 70 years old to enjoy life and your newfound freedom. Unfortunately, your pension is so low that you have to use your savings. Then, you get sick at 80 years old and spend the remaining of your savings paying for a nursing home. Full circle.

What a depressing thought. I'm so grateful I came across Unscripted . Keep working !
It would have been a lot better if the government never started the ponzi scheme in the first place, didn't have all these taxes, didn't inflate your currency, and you could just pay off a home and let money sit in savings and coast on by peacefully.

Instead, we have Keynesianism.

And beyond Keynes, increasingly, Marxism.
 

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Governments and the system doesn’t want you to retire until after you are dead. That’s ideal. Or retire and boom, next year - out.
When I was in High School, one of my teachers retired and 3 days later was told he had terminal cancer. Within a year, he was dead.
 

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