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Sep 18th 2020, 8:24 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 20,954
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Netflix Documentaries

We watched that on Tuesday while sheltering from Hurricane Sally. Watched the whole thing in one sitting.

I had seen programmes before about this so knew a lot of the background but this did go...
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 26th 2020, 3:08 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Brilliant TV commercials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqqZ28m8uCo
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 26th 2020, 3:04 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Brilliant TV commercials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg3StO-7zZY
Forum: USA
Aug 21st 2020, 9:44 pm
Replies: 4,503
Views: 318,948
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Price of gas update...

My local is at $1.76. Gets more expensive in town. Usually 20-30c more with some as much as $2.29.
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 18th 2020, 11:18 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 16,438
Posted By chawkins99

Re: RAY’S 2020 OBIT THREAD

Chariots of Fire actor Ben Cross dies aged 72 (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-53829798)
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 14th 2020, 3:11 pm
Replies: 7,712
Views: 562,212
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Nutek's Funny Picture Thread...Part II

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/720x853/117467486_1657546664430101_5512288563535404362_n_c5dc22ed583ecb5bdff31c3508b3c9e9e9c051a5.jpg
Aug 13th 2020, 11:41 am
Replies: 1,313
Views: 80,556
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Planespotting II

Back in the 80's I was driving in Suffolk and pulled over for lunch outside a USAF base, right at the end of the main runway.

Sat in the car with the sunroof open when 2 fighter jets took off with...
Aug 10th 2020, 3:00 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 1,569
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Where is the Marmite?

I ordered a dozen 250g jars from Amazon last week for $100. Should be here today.

Usually get the 500g jars but couldn't find them for less than a major appendage.

Should last me another 6...
Forum: USA
Aug 7th 2020, 7:54 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Navarre Florida

I lived in Gulf Breeze for 5 years up until last year. We were about midway between Gulf Breeze and Navarre. We loved the location because it avoided most of the bustle of Navarre Beach/Pensacola...
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 7th 2020, 7:19 pm
Replies: 693
Views: 41,844
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Trivia Chit Chat

You should be conserving that power for emergencies... :mad:
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 3rd 2020, 9:03 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 16,438
Posted By chawkins99

Re: RAY’S 2020 OBIT THREAD

Bill English: Computer mouse co-creator dies at 91 (https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53638033)
Aug 2nd 2020, 1:51 pm
Replies: 1,271
Views: 64,143
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Shamima Begum has UK citizenship revoked

In my opinion, she surrendered all rights to protection under British law and citizenship when she voluntarily deserted our shores and chose to emigrate to ISIS.

She chose to become a citizen of...
Forum: USA
Jul 25th 2020, 6:40 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,519
Posted By chawkins99

Re: WEP question for Social Security

Yes. I had seen that. It more-or-less confirms my calculations.

Another tidbit I read was that WEP is only calculated once (at retirement). But, if I retire at 65 but the UK pension doesn't kick...
Forum: USA
Jul 25th 2020, 6:07 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,519
Posted By chawkins99

Re: WEP question for Social Security

25 years. I'm guessing the SS calculator takes that into account as they have my actual contributions history.

Reading other threads, 10 years of my NICs were AVC so only 25/35ths of my UK pension...
Forum: USA
Jul 25th 2020, 2:00 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,519
Posted By chawkins99

WEP question for Social Security

By the time I retire, my wife and I will both qualify for a UK state pension of around 175 GBP each per week.

My wife has not worked enough to qualify for ANY US Social Security. I will be...
Jul 14th 2020, 11:44 am
Replies: 2,654
Views: 192,283
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Formula 1 fans?

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Forum: USA
Jul 9th 2020, 6:12 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

I've used British Corner Shop (https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/) in the past. They will ship up to 30kg box to the US for £19.99. Last time, it took less than a week.

I would be hesitant to...
Forum: USA
Jul 9th 2020, 1:20 pm
Replies: 4,503
Views: 318,948
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Price of gas update...

Seems to have stabilized at around $1.85 atm after briefly hitting $1.98 a couple of weeks ago
Forum: USA
Jul 3rd 2020, 12:43 pm
Replies: 348
Views: 106,200
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

Wife and I both got letters yesterday.

Wife owes 145.70 GBP but mine says I owe nothing... I'm fully paid up. :drinkingwine:
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 18th 2020, 1:10 pm
Replies: 7,712
Views: 562,212
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Nutek's Funny Picture Thread...Part II

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/1212x544/fleas_6002b6ee7d95560607e059b9e99bebafda2d2bab.jpg

Sorry for the quality. This was clipped from my dashcam this morning.
Jun 16th 2020, 9:46 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,913
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Lifetime ban - specialized lawyer?

Not if I was registered without my knowledge or consent. Some jurisdictions allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.
Jun 16th 2020, 8:53 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,913
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Lifetime ban - specialized lawyer?

But the illegal part is actually voting in a federal election. I don't believe it is illegal to register to vote (particularly if someone else registers you without your knowledge).
Forum: USA
Jun 11th 2020, 6:09 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Best US Mobile Network for calling UK

My wife has StraightTalk (available through Walmart) for $45/month unlimited everything, then a global-calling add-on for $10 which allows calling to the UK for 1c per minute.

The add-on doesn't...
Jun 10th 2020, 11:20 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Police & Law Enforcement Body Cams.

I can believe it. We just rewired our building putting in around 250 cat5 cable drops. Each cable contains 8 wires, so probably over 100 miles of wire.

And that's not a big building.
Jun 10th 2020, 9:45 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By chawkins99

Re: Police & Law Enforcement Body Cams.

Just did some rough calculations:
1 minute of HD video (1080p @ 30fps) uses around 120MB of data
So, 1 officer on an 8-hour shift would use ~57GB of data.

NYPD has approximately 36,000 officers...
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