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So that leaves:
Remain in the EU full, or crap out on no deal, and than a hellish series of WTO schedule objections just to get on the same footing as all other WTO countries.

Say the government collapses and corbyn comes in, he has been more open to Scottish independence, not really open to another vote on brexit, and was open to an NI border poll.
I imagine cutting parts of the UK adrift just to get brexit through the door is not an option (as much as I would like to see a united Ireland in my lifetime, though I think now is not the time).

Literally everything other then remain sounds like a disaster, on either a European or World scale.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:34:13 pm »
Oh that is a nice way of handling it without the need for tit-for-tat murders.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: October 12, 2018, 01:06:23 pm »
But a show of force needs to be made right, If I was even tangentially related to the saudi royalty and traveling abroad I would be nervous right now.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« on: October 11, 2018, 04:27:52 pm »

After a few similar movements, she arranged us into rows and columns. We practiced different movement routines. All of them require a lot of concentration and attention. I have no grounding in theater or dance, so remembering a sequence of body movements is very difficult for me. I found myself frustrated and chagrinned. I tried not to identify with that feeling, so that I could use it as fuel for Being. When one is challenged, one must work through the frustration.

The music helps. The piano player brings us to another world.
So they are inducing you into hypnotic trance and training your bodies to be acrobatic and flexible. Maybe it's grossly offensive to say, but if you start going all Manchurian candidate on us, losing time, disappearances of political and industry figures in the newspapers, I am calling it now.

One of Gurdjieff's explanations of Self is the "carriage metaphor".

There's a carriage (the body), a horse (the emotions), and a driver (the mind). They're all connected to each other. They all "speak" different languages. The carriage can't move without the horse, the horse will do its own thing without the driver, and the driver needs to convince the horse to move the right way. The driver must also groom and take care of the horse. But this group is missing something--the master. The master tells the driver where to go (if they understand each other).

The master can't talk to the horse or the carriage, they don't speak the same language.
I really like this metaphor, especially the driver and the carriage, the horse is the only part that is hazy to me. If you calm the emotions and get them to be driven by your will, is it still the horse that is propelling the carriage, is emotion the only thing propelling the carriage, could memory be another horse, it is that something that can set off emotion in conflict with the driver? 


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Yikes, that would basically make Wales and England a one party republic of Tory. I'd not considered that, what a horrible thought.
The idea of Scotland leaving I find weird because it would have the same border issue, and with the Tories being the dominant party of the what's left... I can see Pent and Payne out there feverishly rebuilding Hadrain's wall with bricks and mortar.

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A country of 65 Million people held to ransom by 10 holdovers from the cretaceous period.

The EU have asked for confirmation of the NI issue for next weeks summit so the DUP are basically saying, if you throw us under the bus we collapse the GOV.
Labour aren't any more likely to get anything through, but Corbyn is mad enough to have a border poll in NI (and Scotland) to try and sort out the issue.  Neither May or Cameron want to be the ones to break up the UK, I dont think Corbyn would have any issue with it.

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That would stop the migrants walking the channel tunnel I guess, if it were to be stuffed with rotting meat.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED Immigration Nutbaggery Thread
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:16:55 am »
I seem to recall some scandals in Canada too. 

The Sixties Scoop, and before that, the residential school system.

The residential school system removed aboriginal children from their families and placed them in compulsory boarding schools (most of them Catholic), in an attempt to assimilate them into Canadian culture.  At least 3000 deaths are attributed to poor conditions in these schools.

With the Sixties Scoop, the children were placed in foster homes or up for adoption, rather than being placed in boarding schools.

I remember these, the kids were forced to take on catholic names, forget about their culture and in some cases were handed to catholic couples and told to forget their parents.

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Apple Talk / Re: Welcome Back to Discordia
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:38:23 pm »
He says a lot of good stuff over at Scrubgenius.

Thanks, Roger. The feeling is mutual.

For some reason, when he's here, he can't seem to stop trying to measure dicks by posting the same shit over and over again.  Either this means that scrub is more his kind of board, or that he just doesn't like us, which makes me wonder why he'd bother.

That's because you're a bunch of assholes here. Or, at least you were when I first signed up. The problem isn't me; the problem is us.

Hopefully this will be the last time I actually respond to or address anything meaningful in this thread. I'd rather just shitpost mildly insulting comic strips once every few months.
I enjoy your comics, but if people stop being mean to you they may stop being funny criticisms of us. It would ruin the effect.

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18 Percent are happy to leave the EU with no deal and 17 percent wouldn't mind. Which is in line with the 35 percent Brexit at any cost.

I'm going to assume that 35% of the population are not stupid and are in on some secret contingency plan, the only thing that currently makes sense is the UK has managed to develop some kind of jets to allow it to become a flying fortress Britannia to rival Bioshocks Columbia, and is able to trade with or pillage from whatever nation it requires, because if not this, then there is no explanation what these people want.

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Europes biggest exposure having centralised a lot of banking in the UK is the clearing houses but if anything goes wrong there you are talking about over exposed banks and brexit becomes a worldwide problem akin to lehaman bros in 2008. We'll find out whats happening with those in november, they aren't wating around till march, they are deciding what to do then.

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My company trades in both jurisdictions, there is no outcome where we don't suffer because of all this.

How bad?
In what is currently the best case scenario our equipment and install costs go up 20 percent and our profits go down anywhere between 0-20 as well, and thats not accounting for downturns in sales due to hesitation about markets etc.
Its anywhere between a bump in the road to swallowing the car.

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Yikes, up until now (despite JRM and Boris)  the exit bill has been off the table. That could end up being tit-for-tat, it could end up being the prerequisite discussion for any future trade deal, access to europol and other EU security databases, the stuff May said they would keep paying for to keep access to.
It would be incredibly punitive, but I could see the EU objecting the UK's WTO schedule which can tie that up for years even if they eventually agree.

Both sides are showboating for the final negotiations, have to look like they are playing hard ball, This will likely be followed by the EU offering something, May gets to bring it home and strengthens her position. The danger is this is all moot without NI being sorted, if it goes to 11th hour negotiations without an answer for NI, ROI will just let the clock run out, don't even need to be in the negotiation room and can still force No deal.

My company trades in both jurisdictions, there is no outcome where we don't suffer because of all this.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:51:30 am »
I have a custom build laptop from PC specialist
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptops/

I7, 16 GB RAM, older graphics card (as the newest game I play on this is morrowind), SSD for the OS, regular sata for larger storage
My one regret is I went cheap on the case (at the time I thought I don't care about looks), but there are a couple of robustness issues with the plastic, if you go down this route and spend a lot on the internals, spend a little more on the case.

For the OS a mix of debian, and windows 10 (which probably means the 3 letter agencies know everything about me, but I'm not very exciting).

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:00:58 pm »
Modded Unix, uncle mac, you mean apple shite?

Yeah they mold all their components, and inject with plastic save a mm in space, kill the heat profile of the device, you can never repair a faulty component, it forces users to replace the whole thing. I've been apple free since 2016 when I got rid of itunes, haven't had their hardware since 2014. Have never looked back.

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