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It's Charles' plan to get on the throne, infect his mother since nothing else seems to get to her.


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Apple Talk / Re: Wait. What?
« on: November 30, 2019, 08:02:21 pm »
Being able to introduce the legislation without public input gives them more freedom, the pro-lifers in Ireland tried to remove the provision to allow abortion due to the risk of suicide of the pregnant woman, they got it to a referendum twice, the GOP don't have the issue of asking the public to agree that locking a 14 year old in suicide watch until she gives birth is not abhorrent.

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Apple Talk / Re: Wait. What?
« on: November 30, 2019, 06:45:23 pm »
That's actually not a thing. I mean it's literally not a procedure which can be done. No doctor with a passing knowledge of medical ethics or knowledge that experimenting on humans is a crime against humanity would do it.

Which I suppose is the point. Lets you know nice and early which doctors aren't going to play ball.

More to the point, John Becker and his allies don't care.  If that woman didn't want to be a criminal, she'd have been born male and also not a bunch of uppity SLUTTS.

Next step is investigating miscarriages as manslaughter.

Cain, I've had to reassure girls that doing push-ups from their toes instead of their knees is safe and won't damage their uteruses, so politicians being ignorant enough to think an ectopic pregnancy can be found at an early enough point to treat it like an IVF implantation is not impossible.

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Irish politicians have to consider transfer votes, that probably does tone down the winner takes all aspect, Ireland has also only had 6 majority governments in the past 96 years.

It would be...interesting to see Boris attempt to negotiate support for a minority government from one on the other main parties when he couldn't even keep the 10 DUP MPs on side.


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED 2020 THREAD
« on: October 29, 2019, 11:32:21 pm »
https://apnews.com/346d1f931c6146c097f6516ee00dfbb2

The Catholic church is being just as classy as they were in the 1930s.   :lol:

In the 30s they probably would have excommunicated him for assisting in abortions by his political support of abortion rights.

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The DUP also put on a show of trying to block decriminalisation of abortion in NI yesterday, https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/1021/1084614-stormont-assembly-abortion/ .

There was never any chance for power sharing to be negotiated on the day, but this way the DUP can claim to their extra religious supporters that they tried, but Westminster forced the changes on them, while also removing the issues of abortion and marriage equality whenever the next election happens.


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 12, 2019, 10:45:14 am »
What's the point in attacking American troops? They've already been ordered to withdraw, or is this just to make them pull back further so even if Trump changes his mind there will be a longer response time?

Turkey is of course claiming that they didn't target the Americans and that their only targeting the YPG, not the Kurds themselves, not like being Kurdish was illegal in Turkey in living memory or anything.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 09, 2019, 07:46:01 am »
Just the skull and nothing else? Was that  time for police or archaeologists?

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 08, 2019, 10:51:18 pm »
Well, they'll have to dig down to the leak won't they, and you can't start digging until you work out how many hole supervisors you need.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 04, 2019, 01:32:58 pm »
Holy fuck. Give this a read everyone

https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/_cache/files/a/4/a4a91fab-99cd-4eb9-9c6c-ec1c586494b9/621801458E982E9903839ABC7404A917.chairmen-letter-on-state-departmnent-texts-10-03-19.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3wFAt18MQbM-NAqk6SEabaC_iibmx2W7pULMw7ufzcKwRvzp24bViY_oU

"Lets not discuss our criminal conspiracy by text."

"As we discussed illegally in our last phone call we should illegally do the illegal thing."

Is a bit of subtlety so much to ask?

I would've expected diplomats to be less direct in writing.


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The part about the NI assembly renewing the proposal every 4 years is limbo for Ireland. The DUP still have a majority in Stormont and I can't see them voting to be more closely aligned with Ireland than Britain, regardless of what actually benefit their voters. Maybe if they add in a border poll after 3 years, give the republic time for our usual pre-referendum citizen's assembly and time to actually hold a referendum if NI votes to rejoin.



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It gives the DUP space to dig a moat while the bridge to Scotland is being built.

From the outside, it looks like agreeing to let NI stay in the customs union would be political suicide for Johnson after his criticism of the backstop as either breaking up the UK or trapping them in the EU, whether in his own words or from those he surrounds himself with. A plebiscite in NI might have gotten around that, but it's too late now.

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The Uk's grand solution to no border in Northern Ireland is....

A border 5 miles back from the border.

No deal is at this point probably a certainty. No backstop = a border, no deal = a border and an Burning need for the UK to return to the negotiation table.

RTE are reporting it as a set of customs checks either side, so two borders, give it a week and Boris will be claiming one border is a gracious concession he's offering.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: September 29, 2019, 03:04:53 pm »


One of the papers I ended up writing in that class was not only a neat hypothetical situation in working with a Chinese person and an Indian person on a project, but also ended up being the way I came out to my mother months later. So that was neat.



Always good to find a real world application of your new skills.

(I'm just assuming it went well)

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: September 28, 2019, 10:56:09 pm »
That's much more in depth than my situation, most of my e-mails are sent because if it's not written down it never happened. Me being polite was asking for an up date on work at the due date instead of giving out that we hadn't gotten the final approved document, it was a literal mis-interpretation, to me, asking for an update when something is due implies wanting an explanation as well, I was just getting the update I had actually asked for.

Did you class cover what to expect from different nationalities or just general trends? It sounds interesting even if you're not getting much use out of it.

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