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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 14, 2016, 09:11:15 am »
But he is actually qualified for that role.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 14, 2016, 08:59:35 am »
Nothing so far.  It may be that Davis will be in charge of Brexit, but Letwin will head the "Brexit unit".

Or it may be that Letwin has been dropped after the Foreign Affairs Committee pointed out he was an idiot last week.

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Home. At least teaching gets me out of the house in the mornings. Came back to a message on FB asking for one of my fabric suppliers, notably, where I purchase my elaborate historical reproductions from. The company is called Sartor, they're based in the Czech Republic, and they are not cheap. So, fancy fabrics are something that I scrimp and save for.

I then proceeded to get read the riot act by this woman because I was clearly made of money, and showing my wealth off, and that it's not fair to other people for Jeff and I to wear these super expensive brocades because not everybody can afford them.  :? Because it's my fault, somehow.

Good thing there wasn't wealth inequality in the real Middle Ages, or anything.

"Stop flaunting your wealth!"

*goes back to reading magazines about celebrities with more money than God and watching My Super Sweet 16*

WTF. Why are they even trying?

I don't understand it either.  I really don't.  If I lived here for free, I might consider it the cost of doing business.  But I don't. 

My best speculation is that they need the pretext as a means to "discover" something that may be disapproved of already found by unlawful trespass.

If they want to do that, they'll have to plant it themselves.

And that's going to be bloody difficult with a broken hand.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 14, 2016, 08:29:52 am »
Reactions to the Cabinet, such as it is:

Chancellor Hammond: boring, safe, non-entity.  Will do as he's told.  Would have been called "wet" by Thatcher.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson:  :horrormirth:

Home Secretary Amber Rudd: Her CV includes a job as an "aristocracy coordinator".  You don't need to now anything more than this.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon: Hypocrite and moral imbecile, preaches Christian values while attending lavish dinners put on by the arms industry.

Secretary of State for Exiting the EU David Davis: standard Tory libertarian hypocrite.  Sees no conflict in advocating for the death penalty while decrying state overreach on civil liberties.

Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox: Has taken money from the Sri Lankan, Bahraini governments.  Adam Werrity.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 13, 2016, 07:19:08 pm »
This means after Letwin, Boris will be de facto in charge of Brexit too.

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So, my employers are once again desperate to assert their right to enter my flat without my permission.  It is rather disturbing, how insistent they are on trying to give themselves the right to enter my flat at any time.

In any case, I've told them "no."  Politely.  This time.  Next time it will be "because the first person who steps into my room and I don't know who they are, I'm picking up the nearest blunt object and hitting them as hard as I can with it".

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 13, 2016, 03:57:21 pm »
What a quitter.

I do wonder at the timing though.  Shinzo Abe is putting Japan back on a path to full militarization...is this just an abdication, or a protest?  It is the first time this has happened since 1817.

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With The_Donald, I would recommend waiting until he loses/steps down before you strike.

For all their whining about free speech, they will ban you at the first indication you are not 100% on the Trump train.  I have an alt ready to go on the day that happens, and I am going to rub their nose into it and mock their loser Dear Leader

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Of course, this is nothing in comparison to what will happen if Trump loses in November (or, as is rumoured may happen, he steps down at the convention).

The Trump subreddit, "The_Donald" is made up of the worst refuse the internet alt-right has to offer and almost pathologically disobeys Reddit site-wide rules.  It's speculated that the only reason it hasn't already been banned is because it would harm Reddit's reputation, shutting down the official campaign subreddit in the middle of an election.  The minute the election is done it is likely toast, though.

And when that happens, it will make last year's "Fat People Hate" drama pale into comparison.  That was the one where the front page of reddit was dominated for 3 days by pictures of CEO Ellen Pao being depicted as Hitler, because she wouldn't let the FatPeopleHate subreddit harass and stalk its users, or attempt to DDoS Reddit partner site Imgur.  Lots of former FPHers are also on The_Donald...

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You should totally sign up to Reddit.

https://np.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/ is hilarious right now.

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The entire point of running against Clinton was to fight corruption on the part of the DNC and the government. If you're so quick to get back behind that corruption, good luck.

While I wish Bernie had endorsed Trump instead, I feel the wiser option would have just been to publicly state after the convention that he was endorsing nobody.

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Looks like I'm voting trump. And don't give me any of this a true Bernie supporter would never vote for trump. It's time to accept this nations fate. Yes, I would love Jill Stein but it's not happening. Anyone but Hilary has my vote and the most likely to defeat her is trump.

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bernie sanders has been a man working in the system his entire life. he was never outside of it, he has never fought it. he was controlled opposition and today he revealed his true colors. He cultivated you like little voter plants and now he is giving you to his master to harvest.

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Endorsing her shows that he isn't the man of principles and conviction he ran his entire campaign based off of. All I'm saying is he has proven he is just another politician that will default to toting the party line just like EVERYONE else. He is not the courageous man who will put himself on the line for what he believes in, and will cower to political pressure. He is no different from other politicians.

He doesn't have to say "I will do anything I can to make sure Hilary is the next president" in order to prevent Trump from driving a wedge. There is a massive middle ground there.

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wtf are you talking about. This man that was so anti establishment... so anti everything hililary ciltron, bites the dust and endorses cilnton. Sorry but thats the sign of a weak man. A man that would never have made a difference. This true colors are flying now, hes a sellout.

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Yeah he lit a spark, and just now he helped to snuff it out. It just adds to the apathy my friends who already thought everything was corrupt feel.

Bernie did what Clinton never could, drive a steak in the heart of his movement by showing it was all a ploy all along.

And so old what else did he have left to lose? The spectre of the boogyman Trump made Sanders go scared to corruption?

Of course, this is the subreddit which spawned this legendary copypasta after the New York primary:

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Holy shit. My mom came into my room to bring me a plate of chicken nuggets and I literally screamed at her and hit the plate of chicken nuggets out of her hand. She started yelling and swearing at me and I slammed the door on her. I'm so distressed right now I don't know what to do. I didn't mean to do that to my mom but I'm literally in shock from the results tonight. I feel like I'm going to explode. Why the fucking fuck is he losing? This can't be happening. I'm having a fucking breakdown. I don't want to believe the world is so corrupt. I want a future to believe in. I want Trump to be president and fix this broken country. I cannot fucking deal with this right now. It wasn't supposed to be like this, I thought he was polling well in New York???? This is so fucked.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Financial fuckery thread
« on: July 12, 2016, 09:25:15 pm »
One might almost be tempted to say that HSBC is...too big to fail  8)

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAH

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 12, 2016, 09:19:34 pm »
Actually that was wrong about Clegg.  I forgot Tim Farron took over from him.

Which doesn't say much for Farron.  He was a reasonable party President, but as a leader he's pretty lacklustre.  Then again it's hard to do anything with 8 MPs

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 12, 2016, 03:50:18 pm »
You know who still hasn't quit?

Nick Clegg  :lulz:

I don't think May will be PM for long.  I could be wrong here, but I think the Maggie Thatcher comparisons will die off, to be replaced by the Gordon Brown ones (no mandate).

Also, she has said she will be putting Oliver Letwin MP in charge of the Brexit Unit.  Letwin...would not be my first choice.  My father, as a civil servant, has dealt a lot with Letwin, and has an interesting take on him, due to the many hours of interaction with him. As far as he's concerned, Letwin is clearly an extremely smart man, but he mostly uses his impressive intellect to convince himself that whatever he wants to believe is right, and it is very difficult for him to shift gears on an issue once he has made up his mind.  It makes him incredibly exasperating to deal with, as you can throw all the facts in the world at him and while he will concede the facts, he won't budge on the logical conclusion that follows from them unless he's already predisposed to do so.

He also has an impressive history of public gaffes and actually campaigned for Remain.  This could cause some serious tension within the unit.

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That would be a record breaking high in Krakow.

Admittedly, it seems like it is hotter than it is there, due to the geography I think.  They also balance it out with some fairly cold winters (21F on average...down to -21F in the worst winters).

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: July 11, 2016, 07:29:13 pm »
Well, in a sense at least it is May.  She's horrible, but she's predictably and routinely horrible in the way we've come to expect from Cameron and co.

Leadsom would've been an entirely different, potentially Trump-esque breed of horrible (especially given her comments on Scottish people).  We can survive May.  I'm not sure we could survive a sockpuppet run by 20 different crazy backbenchers.

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