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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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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 04:02:17 pm »
"Oh no, my vote actually counted?"

"Oh no, the EU does more than send DIRTY IMMIGRANTS to the UK every day?"

Fuck these people.  Fuck them with a sharp stick.  They had their chance, and they chose to abrogate their duty to be a good citizen and learn the basics of the country they live in and outsource the whole process to a gaggle of rightwing press barons.  They're getting everything they deserve.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 03:49:04 pm »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/06/24/the-british-are-frantically-googling-what-the-eu-is-hours-after-voting-to-leave-it/

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he whole world is reeling after a milestone referendum in Britain to leave the European Union. And although leaders of the campaign to exit Europe are crowing over their victory, it seems many Britons may not even know what they had actually voted for.

Awakening to a stock market plunge and a precipitous decline in the value of the pound that Britain hasn't seen in more than 30 years, voters now face a series of economic shocks that analysts say will only worsen before they improve. The consequences of the leave vote will be felt worldwide, even here in the United States, and some British voters say they now regret casting a ballot in favor of Brexit.

[Live updates: Britain votes to leave the European Union]

"Even though I voted to leave, this morning I woke up and I just the reality did actually hit me," one woman told the news channel ITV News. "If I'd had the opportunity to vote again, it would be to stay."

That confusion over what Brexit might mean for the country's economy appears to have been reflected across the United Kingdom on Thursday. Google reported sharp upticks in searches not only related to the ballot measure but also about basic questions concerning the implications of the vote. At about 1 a.m. Eastern time, about eight hours after the polls closed, Google reported that searches for "what happens if we leave the EU" had more than tripled.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 03:42:22 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36611512

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As well as the banks, the housebuilding sector was also badly hit, with shares in Bovis Homes down more than 20% in afternoon trading.

"Financials and housebuilders are bearing the brunt of the pain, with Lloyds Bank being one of the biggest fallers," said Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, highlighting Lloyds' 21% slump.

"It's probably safe to say the public sale of the bank is now firmly in the long grass, and the return to full private ownership of both Lloyds and RBS has been knocked off course."

The Bank of England said it was "monitoring developments closely" and would take "all necessary steps" to support monetary stability.

In New York, the Dow Jones fell 2.6%, more than 400 points, in the opening minutes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36617918

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Boris Johnson, a key figure in the Leave campaign was booed by an angry crowd as he left his north London home.

The volatile scenes came after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36618796

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The Spanish government has called for joint sovereignty over Gibraltar in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU.

The British overseas territory of 30,000 voted overwhelmingly for remain, with 95.9% opting to stay in the union.

"The Spanish flag on the Rock is much closer than before," Spain's acting Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on Friday.

Gibraltar has been a British territory since 1713 but Spain continues to claim sovereignty over the enclave.

At the entrance to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar relies heavily on its shared EU border with Spain for trade.

In a radio interview, Mr Garcia-Margallo said: "It's a complete change of outlook that opens up new possibilities on Gibraltar not seen for a very long time.

"I hope the formula of co-sovereignty - to be clear, the Spanish flag on the Rock - is much closer than before."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36621777

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Two Labour MPs have submitted a motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Dame Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffey confirmed the move in a letter to the Parliamentary Labour Party chairman.

The motion has no formal constitutional force but calls for a discussion at their next PLP meeting on Monday.

It will be up to the PLP chairman to decide whether it is debated. If accepted it would be followed by a secret ballot of Labour MPs on Tuesday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/business-36561095

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Stock markets around the world sink following the UK's decision to leave the European Union, as the pound tanks.

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The Call of Duty generation have now enlisted. If it's not a headshot it doesn't count  :lulz:

Oh god, that reminded me of one of the most cringeworthy things I ever read on the internet:

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The Red Pill is 120 thousand fit college educated middle class men. If we really wanted to we could invade New Zealand and install a new government. We definitely have the manpower. There are plenty of veterans here. Plus everyone here knows where the magazine release is on an M16, from years of playing Call Of Duty.

Realistically the Red Pill Reaction Force would be far more effective than half the world's militaries. The Afghan military is fucked up on opium. The Iraqi army cant even do jumping jacks. . Plus New Zealand has only 8 thousand military personnel the majority of whom are useless paper pushers.

I don't actually support the violent overthrow of New Zealand. I just think its kind of a fun idea conceptualy.

And no, this wasn't a troll.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 24, 2016, 03:35:18 pm »
With all the bad news in Europe right now, it is worth noting that a ceasefire as prelude to a peace process has kicked off in Colombia.

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