Anyone else having this issue? Whilst RBS say they still allow bitcoin investing. They keep blocking my attempts to transfer to C-pay. I rang them but they read out some irrelevant generic corporate statement about fraud and that was that. Despite assuring them I am me and it's just an innocent crypto "investment"
I found a bitcoin ATM a couple of miles away but their commission rates are insane.
No worries. Happy to help. Just hoping this isn't the start of a larger crackdown. It was only a matter of time before banks became too threatened by crypto and will ultimately want to stop people using exchanges rather than storing fiat with them.
Transfer funds from your bank account to Revolut first. And then use Revolut to actually send the funds to your preferred crypto exchange. I believe Revolut are crypto friendly and I've had no issues since doing this.
Some of these banks have investment platforms of their own, and every penny moved into crypto is a penny beyond their reach, for investment and holdings. Banks need to hold funds to operate, so crypto is a threat to their very existence.
As someone who works in the payments industry, there's some misunderstandings and misconceptions in this thread that are worth addressing.
These banks aren't "threatened", trying to "keep your money" for themselves or stop you getting better interest rates. If that was true they wouldn't let you deposit into investment platforms etc.
The fact of the matter is that Crypto is a largely unregulated market in the UK and there are legitimate fears that these exchanges can be used for criminal activity like money laundering and terrorism financing. When they say "fraud" they are referring to fraudsters stealing card details and using them to buy crypto which I can assure you happens often enough for banks to be concerned.
There's also the issue that customers can lose money either due to market volatility or scams and banks have a duty of care to their customers, but this won't be the main reason.
Of course for those of us who just use LB to get some weed on here that doesn't really matter to us, but our card issuers don't know that.
Having said all the above, I do think banks could relax the rules a bit or offer a feature to allow you to approve the transactions instead of flat out declining them. They could also be a bit more consistent in my opinion.
The good news is that Crypto has become mainstream so quickly that I'd be surprised if there wasn't some regulation coming which will address the issues people are having. I know that the Treasury were planning to debate crypto regulation in Q1 this year, but I'm not sure if they actually did that or what the outcome was.
You make good points and clearly from a level of experience. I have two overriding issuesthat get my personal goat: 1). No matter how often they say it my bank is not trying to protect ME, they are covering themselves. They sent me a code- I put in the code. They texted me to confirm I was genuine- I said YES. They then blocked the transaction (£200 to Bitpanda FFS) AND cancelled my card without telling me which made me look a right cunt in Tesco’s the next day. 45 minutes on the phone before I even got to speak to a real person. That was my punishment for attempting to buy a smidgen of crypto! 2). They hit the likes of me ‘cos it’s so EASY and it builds their anti-fraud stats to supply to the FCA (or whoever) showing what a firm stance they are taking whilst the crims and the launderers (which are DIFFICULT) carry on 100% as normal. I could go on but like I say....twats!
Starling haven’t let me make a transaction to my exchange in over a fucking week! Typical fuck over of the poor masses once again, they want to give you 0.3% interest on the billions and billions they earn from us and wonder why we don’t want the fucking money in their accounts, soon Crypto will be just for the rich just like fiat, odd they’re stopping the people buying when billions is being plowed into crypto by the same cunts that are stopping us saying it’s fraudulent... Says it all. The world needs to be toppled and very quickly before we live in the films we watch.
Sounds very much like the corrupt old boy institutions are trying to bury crypto. Then I suspect they'll launch their own version and get even richer. Much like Elon with his pump and dump of BTC and launch of Dogecoin.
Ive been getting my weed this way that long I don't know any street dealers anymore.
full props to your selection but imho the good stuff always saves money just buy less and find another way to chill. good sativa is an investment in productivity and you can easily find it from the same vendor.
Too lazy to be ambitious, I let the world take care of itself. Ten days' worth of rice in my bag; a bundle of twigs by the fireplace. Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment? Listening to the night rain on my roof, I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.
The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we … kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok … But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.
I feel like the entire world around me has been DRIFTING... in a level of uncontrollable Insanity for a fucking unfathomable amount of Time. Einstein said the definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again. End of Story. DUNG...EONS...and..DRAG...ONS.? I'm out now, sober and correcting(no longer sober)..asking can anyone count up to Ptolemy and follow me...?
Greece and Rome were not times too dissimilar to these Why are we continuing to live like it's a dark age when we have the INTERNET? Sustainable living in a paradise is possible for every single person on this planet. But people continue to be 👇 oppressed because of the greed and corruption that exists the world over, with no path to get anyone in power to talk about proper redistribution of wealth and not dog shit tax rates. Due to said corruption being so rife in political systems. We need an ethical scientific approach to world governance.
Simple ratio, logic a bit of mathematics and technology could allow people to actually prosper rather than allow the world to endlessly eat its own ever growing tail, creating disease and inequality while all our fates lie in the hands of a seemingly more inept select few with fingers on buttons and buttons on triggers making the ever more religiously fading, diversely and radically thinking Zombieland dance to the beat of a JOB FOREVER.
This is the sort of perspective Smoking Weed has given me. I probably won't reach pension age....but I march towards the inevitable cancer gleefully thinking at least having a joint or ten allows me a chance to breathe and realise that this, as a wise man once said., "this is WATER"... People continue to accept things we know to be wrong because we are not afforded time to think/philosophise. Because the ticking time bomb that our world has become requires many to suffer to benefit a few
Our pillars of society are not a solid enough foundation when there are nukes around. (NAGASAKI, HIROSHIMA) Why haven't we learned enough from WORLD WAR 2 and shit like the MILGRAM EXPERIMENT. The people at the top must do better. And the people following the line must learn to march to A REAL BEAT. TOGETHER. And stop looking at the world as if we are rungs on a ladder. We are cogs in a wheel..turning over because some meatheads learned to bang drums. We are beyond this, we need these fatcat meatheads of the sticks and a plan for getting those cogs turning in an engine. the world is a ball. In a universe where we have looked through microscopes and telescopes and recorded nature through time and space.... WE ARE at the top of the food chain, the Apex predators of the fucking UNIVERSE, PEOPLE. Cheer up!! Be good! Don't take shit. Give
It's a relief to hear someone else articulate many of the things I too feel. I hope lockdown has given people a sufficient break from the hamster wheel that they decide they don't want to hop straight back on it.
Bro I honestly think those ancient Greeks had electricity...Zeus holding a lightning bolt ⚡? Then someone else came along and said "I give you perpetual motion".... ladies and gentlemen....."the Antikythera mechanism" WIND UP TECHNOLOGY! Then the old farmer at animal farm said fuck we need to keep these peasants working get rid of that... some dark ages, enlightenments, empires, world wars and so on later corrupt governments still have us chasing mortgages and jobs rather than making a path to become self sufficient. CORRUPT AS FUCK AND THEY ALL KNOW IT. That's the thing about proper redistribution of wealth who does the dirty shit like take the bins out in a society like that...God Will....ahem...GOOD WILL 🙂.
Well once I was listening to Bob Marley's I Shot the Sheriff and had a revelation. I'd never really thought about what he meant in the song and assumed that the 'seed' references were ganja references. But it hit me that the seeds he was referring to were actually his ideas and messages.
Sheriff John Brown always hated me For what I don't know Every time that I plant a seed He said, "Kill it before it grows" He said, "Kill it before it grows", I say
I think it was his way for him to say that the Establishment was trying to silence him.
Rappers are obsessed with referencing geography e.g Area Codes by Ludicrous.
Find out what most elderly would say to prioritize when younger and follow that advice.
Wild Weed: Has not been tamed.
Always invest in communications related companies e.g. Internet of things right now.
Get into a profession where your personality would do well. While there; do you pretend to be something you are not. Play to your strengths and focus on those.
Crate a Top Trumps game but featuring Rock Stars / Bands.
Roast chicken quick and tasty: Cut a lemon in half. Get a whole bulb of garlic and take out all the cloves. Crush the cloves but keep the skins on. Stuff half the lemon up the chickens arse followed by all the cloves and then the second half of the lemon to keep it all in. Salt and pepper the whole bird and leave to roast beast down (they will keep taste by being in the juices plus the flavour from the lemon and garlic will seep through). Add a few small sprigs of thyme. Roast for 1hr 45mins on 190c. Add the pre boiled potatoes when there is an hour left and baste with the chicken fat/oils in the oven tray.
"People are strange: they are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.”
"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence"
“It was true that I didn’t have much ambition, but there ought to be a place for people without ambition, I mean a better place than the one usually reserved. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?”
Roll another one, Just like the other one. You been holding onto it, And I sure would like a hit! Don't bogart that joint my friend, Pass it over to me! Don't bogart that joint my friend, Pass it over to me!
When I was at uni, my mates and I would use empty / nearly empty drinks cans as ashtrays for fags and joints. On more than one occasion I picked up the wrong can to drink from and got a mouthful of flat coke, ash and butts. Some stoners never learn.
ground screws are good for easily creating a level base. check out the pre fab insulated steel buildings, they can be good cost effective way of getting a good structure. then you can clad it or paint to suit. :)
breezeblocks are ok, but you wil still have to level them. personally i would use dense concrete blocks or the ground screws, as they are quick, cheap and easy to achieve the same. you can then fix your 6x3 joists to em.
in terms of the cladding; the best i can suggest is Travis Perkins who do various shiplap options. might be worth talk to a local lumber yard to see if they any b stock they can do you for cheap.
and personally i would avoid roof felt at all costs. they ALL leak in the end. you could get a resin bonded roof done, which is literally watertight and will last 30 years. again, quick cheap and effective! felt is messy, not very good and labourious.
The laws that prevent any nation claiming space or a celestial object indirectly apply to individuals and companies.
"Activities carried out in space must abide by the international law and the nations undergoing these said activities must accept responsibility for the governmental or non-governmental agency involved. Objects launched into space are subject to their nation of belonging, including people."
Which means that Elon Musk and any company effectively count as their nation of origin when it comes to their activities in space, making them bound by the same terms as a nation. If Elon launches in the US, he is treated as the US in space and on celestial bodies, and the US government are responsible for his actions.
So as it stands, no individual can claim anything in space, even if they get there themselves. That being said, most of the treaties and laws governing space were written when the idea of an individual or private company being able to reach Mars was ridiculous, so they could well change.
Earlier today I finished a job early, so went home, popped a few squares of MJs cannachoc and settled down. About an hour later the edibles were just getting warmed up when my better half returned and reminded me that the father in law was coming round for dinner. I knew I'd be peaking around the time he was due to arrive. I needed to come down fast. Shower didn't work. Drinking water barely quenchedy thirst.
I tried the internet and came across the following tip "Similar to lemons, there is a terpene in black pepper called beta-caryophyllene that can help you cope with the anxiety that comes with being too high. Beta-caryophyllene binds to the same cannabinoid receptors in the brain as THC, producing a calming effect on the mind and body.
Chewing on two or three black peppercorns — or smelling ground peppercorns — will block your THC receptors and help you come down quickly"
Omg, this really worked. within 5 mins id gone from trippin to chopping garlic.
lol I eat a lot of black pepper, need to cut it down, will b more high :D like for real doe, in ma home made peppercorn sauce I put like 20g of that shit per hob, plus fresh crushed on steak and broccoli. what about other peppers do they work the same? like cayenne or jalapeno? I eat a lot of that shit and smoke even more lol mb cutting on pepper will increase my stash lol
This is great intel Richy. I don't need it for me, I'd always rather just ride it out, but it's handy to know for others. Especially for those lucky unsuspecting family members who will dine with me tomorrow!
That’s good to remember I like lemon water and crave juice when smoking sometimes, but remembered vit c counteracts it too, wish I thought of this last time I accidentally made myself trip following my mct infused coffee before work!
I downloaded a free trial for a game called Dreams. It's brilliant. Just had a smoke and jumped on. Found myself in these beautifully made worlds where you can play other ppls creations. I've just been running around a museum smashing things with a bat that I had to make sure guards didn't spot. Can't wait to see what's next.
Everything you see, you see with the "third eye" technically its like a tv screen in your brain, your eye balls just transfer the infomation to the screen, thats why when we dream we can see stuff with our eyes closed, its safe to assume that psychedelics somehow affect this area of the brain.
Only had it a few weeks (I'm on PS4, not steam) so I couldn't say if there's anything new. But I am enjoying it. Just getting my head around mechanics of log moving and whatnot. No longer afraid of the locals.
I was the same as you when I first ordered. Urban Leaf co, let me order .5 of a couple of strains. It was & still is free RM first class delivery so risk was really low. In the end it was the best decision now. They have been excellent with everything and now I feel like a pro! Haha. They have excellent quality bud, fantastic prices. I can guarantee you won't regret your decision if you choose them ? welcome & Enjoy.
Hi mate, we offer grams with free 1st class shipping for $20. We have an overall 9.8 feedback rating and the majority of our packages get to our customers within our day. If you have any concerns or questions just hit us up :)
Once you take the plunge you will never look back , I went for RB for my first ever order and it went smooth as fuck and banging stuff. I've used 5 now 3 have been bang on and other 2 should be dropping soon , good luck with it
Radar Breeder sometimes has budget bud which varies in quality but always does the job well. I've had some as cheap as $130 an oz & I was very happy for the price. Last one I had was Super Silver Haze for I think $60 a q and it was spot on, best bud I've had for a while including the premium purchases
For organic, sun grown, chronus buds is great. Excellent coms, stealth is perfect, bud is good and they often out in generous samples. I've had bud and shake and honestly, both were great.
For vapes, serial chiller labs, I've only tried one type atm but it's great tasting rosin vape, far more like a joint than distillate vapes are. Again, greats coms, stealth, product. And the vapes themselves are stealthy enough to vape in public.
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Most of the guys have been mentioned as long as they have a good reputation you are safe to buy from them,though there is always a risk. Of course you do not have to stick to UK sellers guys like Hashishan have excellent stealth and can get past UK customs ;)
This new design shows the total number of reviews in big bright red font so I couldn't help but notice RB have had over 16,000 reviews! (with a 9.7 score too) really is amazing when you think about it.
Loads of other reliable sellers too that you've had recommended already but just thought that 16,000 figure deserved a mention somewhere! :)
Depends what you want. I would hope most sellers on here are legit. Myself, I'm a single person who grows one large or four small plants at a time as a hobby. Currently have 46 grams for 253£ but soon to have some Paik Ryder for sale.
If people are local enough I drop it off personally.
There's always Reefer Madness. It's pretty damn funny, especially since it was released in 1936. Right up there with masturbation causing blindness and hairy palms. If that was true l would be wearing dark glasses, holding a tin cup begging for enough money to buy a new razor.