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Oh shit, I am definitely drunk.  Please disregard anything posted in, lets say, the last hour from this post and the next 3 hours, unless it seems like it actually makes sense.

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Based on my limited experience with Blandford Forum Royal Signals Corp personnel, that sounds about right.  Though the nice meal is promising - it means you wont have to do too much retraining if he decides to go civilian again.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: Yesterday at 12:52:52 pm »
I know, right?  They've been here the best part of 12 years now.  And as far as immigrants go...well, the Poles keep their heads down, get on and work and not much else.  You see the very occasional Polish shop.  No Polish political parties, action groups, Polish only Catholic churches, Polish only areas - compared to with, say, Pakistani Sunni Muslims in the UK, Poles really don't figure on the radar.

Unless you're a Daily Mail reader, one presumes.

And all of the above is ignoring the sizeable Polish community that has existed in the UK since the 1930s.

Well, there's a reason I started drinking early today.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: Yesterday at 08:41:48 am »
That's one element of Scottish nationalism I'm OK with: it's "plucky underdog" nationalism that resents the English for the most part.

Whether it remains that inclusive once Scotland is independent is another question, but if I were a foreigner in Scotland, I'd take that bet over an independent UK right now.  At the very least, being in the EU would force Scotland to be under the ECHR purview and open up the possibility of retaliatory measures, should the SNP go that way.

Which is another thing.  We're now going to see just how ugly the British state can get, now it's free of having to operate within a European framework, with the possibility of tit-for-tat moves by European partners it was tightly bound with.  "Freedom" sometimes means "the freedom to be a complete shit", and I strongly suspect we will see a lot of the latter in the coming days, weeks and months.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: Yesterday at 06:54:47 am »
Those on Facebook may want to have a look at this album:

https://www.facebook.com/sarah.leblanc.718/media_set?set=a.10101369198638985&type=3

I am lucky: I am white, I have a standard British accent (and I carry a torch and spray with me everywhere - the first thug who tries to repatriate me is going to do have to do so missing his teeth and with his skin dyed bright pink).  I'm also an adult male with a somewhat heavier build - I'm among the last person a racist is going to pic on, if they even realised I wasn't British in the first place.

But obviously many people don't have those advantages.

I'm pretty disgusted with this country right now. 

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I think I'm going to make a new policy that, when students try to convince me to let a guest of the opposite sex, late at night, come up to their room, to say to them "so the genital herpes cleared up?  Awesome" and give them two thumbs up.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 25, 2016, 03:20:53 am »
You got outplayed, Texans.  And by non-Americans, no less.

You talk about secession all the time.  We didn't even care about it until the election last year, and we were told it would fuck up the world economy, and we still did it.

Texas: all mouth, no pants.  Hence the vigorous secession boners in plain sight.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 25, 2016, 03:08:33 am »
London, meanwhile, is trying to organise its own secession movement.

I'm not 100% on how serious this is, but I've seen references to petitioning Sadiq Khan to declare London a breakaway state or of having London join Scotland.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 10:46:07 pm »
I'm sort of looking forward to everyone suddenly realising we're going to have to untangle 40+ years of laws, legislations and working practices and rebuild them from scratch and it's going to be as messy as fuck.

With many a fuckup and loophole to be inevitable.

As for violence, England for sure. I've got a personal bet on wigan but it's fucking ugly in Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and bits of the north Wales coast that I know about. Expect Bradford, Birmingham and Rochester are getting the same.

The reason I'm betting Wigan is that it has by far the most England flags hanging out I've ever seen in one town. London included. The graffiti also expressed dissatisfaction with non white residents quite strongly.

Well Wales is financially fucked now, without that EU investment.

Everything I'm seeing on the news is depressing me more and more right now.  I've said it often, but I really mean it now - this country is fucked.

I'm even considering going back to Australia.  That's how bad this is.

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The M-16's calibre is the NATO standard, replacing the  7.6251mm standard from the 1950s because with improvements to weapon rates of fire, they were responsible for too much recoil and not taking advantage of the improved automatic rate of fire.

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I thought the whole point of the M16 was to be non-lethal:  shoot em in the legs so you also take out a few more, to care for the one that got shot.

Um, where the fuck did you get that idea?
Friend of mine.

Disregard that friend's advice re: guns.

The M-16 came into service because the M-14 was too cumbersome and heavy because you needed to carry a shit-ton of ammunition to match the output of the AK-47, and because the alternative M2 Carbine couldn't put out enough damage to keep up, even if it was more controllable and better for sustained fire.  Thus a weapon that was the happy medium between the two was required and the M-15 and finally M-16 was developed

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 05:18:54 pm »
I'm really curious how Gibraltar is gonna work itself out.


Spain will make demands and the UK will tell them to go shit in their collective hat.

Likely, as we're being idiots.

Unfortunately for Gibraltar, there is a LOT of cross-border activity which will have to be shut down now.  If Spain holds out, for joint sovereignty or nothing...well, Gibraltans voted to Remain for a very good reason, that their economy will be up shit creek without free movement into Spain.  They'd have as strong an argument as Scotland or Northern Ireland for sorting out their own arrangements, and due to the unusual legal standing of Gibraltar as a UK territory, could even possibly make them stick.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 05:16:30 pm »
And all the Europeans living and working in the UK.

My own shift co-worker is Spanish, and 90% of the maintenance team are Polish, Spanish or Brazilian.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 05:04:22 pm »
I'm sort of looking forward to everyone suddenly realising we're going to have to untangle 40+ years of laws, legislations and working practices and rebuild them from scratch and it's going to be as messy as fuck.

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