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    The future of population growth.

    You don't need to. In Portugal, for instance, the only way we can have a decent life away from our parents' home, either as singles or as unmarried couples, is to live in a shared home. Given how crudely expensive housing is right now... I was the only student in the last home I lived in when...
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    The future of population growth.

    I haven't done tests with a mental health professional recently. I can't say if there's any level of autism that is preventing me from taking more risks with my social life. Anyway, I believe everyone here would agree that seeing a deeply loved person cry is extremely painful for anyone to bear...
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    Russia invades Ukraine

    Must have been the smoker from the Moskva that was moved to Crimea. The Tobacco strikes back!!!
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    Donald Trump and the aftermath of his presidency

    Same exact question.
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    The future of population growth.

    Mind that you need couples to engage before any of that. You can't force people to engage with each other just to bear children.* It's a recipe for more dysfunctional families, where both parties are constantly at each other's throats. As far as I'd like to be in a relationship with someone, I...
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    Is mask wearing still mandatory in Berlin?

    The amount of waste we are creating with these sorts of policies is just ridiculous.
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    Donald Trump and the aftermath of his presidency

    Just a thought, as a consequence of the 2021 United States Capitol attack and the recent attack on the Cincinnati FBI building. Obviously Trump doesn't have a formal terrorist group, much less an organized one. But looking at how his accusations almost work as orders for his most radical and...
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    [Portugal] Old locomotive will be refurbished back to operation.

    The server might be down. It's also not working for me now.
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    [Portugal] Old locomotive will be refurbished back to operation.

    @Richard Scott The Portuguese enthusiasts keep a tally of the rolling stock at https://inventario.portugalferroviario.net/.
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    Interest Rate Rise - a good idea ?

    Incurring in debt is completely out of the question.
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    Interest Rate Rise - a good idea ?

    I would rather be disappointed in a year rather than in ten years. If I were to do the same struggle now of 75% of my salary saved for the next ten years, I'd end up with 60k to 72k and nearing 40 years of age. That money would be enough to buy a rundown, two-bedroom flat in my area at its 2022...
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    Interest Rate Rise - a good idea ?

    It doesn't work. The interest rate on savings accounts is useless nowadays. Over the course of a year and a half, I saved 500€ every month from my 700€ salary. I lived in my parents' home and whatever was left had to be enough for my monthly expenditures in public transport, car (my workplace...
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    Interest Rate Rise - a good idea ?

    *sigh* here we go again. The idea of treating everything as a speculative investment brought us into this. The rich can acquire and sell these "assets". As many as they want. It's optional if they'll enjoy them or let others do so for rent. What matters is the value and if it retains or...
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    [Portugal] Old locomotive will be refurbished back to operation.

    Open-air vestibule coaches always compose the Douro historical train. You can choose to travel on the vintage "Miradouro" trains up to Régua. Check the timetables for this specific service.
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    [Portugal] Old locomotive will be refurbished back to operation.

    Good morning @theageofthetra The Douro Historical Train is steam hauled and should run on the following days: Saturdays: 4 June to 29 October Sundays: 3 July to 9 October More information is on the operator page.

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