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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Faust on October 14, 2018, 09:22:18 pm »
Did he also have to kiss the holy nuclear football contritely? Say a few prayers in front of it?
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Last post by Faust on October 14, 2018, 09:18:54 pm »
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: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Last post by Cain on October 14, 2018, 09:06:19 pm »
So, if a backstop agreement cannot be made by the end of this month, France has said it will not have further meetings with the UK next month.  Negotiations would have to start again in December, but Parliament has Christmas holidays from Dec 20 to Jan 7, and government generally winds down after the first 2 weeks of the month anyway.

If a backstop cannot be agreed then,  it means there will be under 3 months to agree a deal, get the deal past Parliament, and then have every other EU state agree on it.  Brexit hardliners will say the backstop is remaining in the EU by stealth, and will not agree to it.  The UK cannot legally agree to a deal which places Northern Ireland on a different constitutional setting than the rest of the country, by making the backstop only apply there, and if they try, the DUP will collapse the government.  They might collapse the government anyway, depending on what happens with the upcoming budget.
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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Last post by Cain on October 14, 2018, 11:48:12 am »
Oxford Univeristy Press, I got mine via Amazon.
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Apple Talk / Re: This chair leg vs your cranium.
« Last post by LuciferX on October 14, 2018, 08:59:53 am »
[...]

  Outside of you taking liberties with my given name.

[...]

Yes.  I misanthropic in a way that makes Paul of Tarsus look like Mr Rogers.  Everyone thinks I'm joking about that.  I'm not.  I really hate that I have to put up with you fucking simians, and one of the three proofs I have of a malevolent deity is that he knows I hate monkeys, and he put me on a planet with 6.75 billion of you.
[...]
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Here we go again.
« Last post by Doktor Howl on October 14, 2018, 05:35:59 am »
What the hell can you even do to prepare for this shit? I mean, I could sell my house (which is now worth more than it really should be, which is about twice what I paid for it less than 6 years ago) then wait for the collapse, and buy another one at a deep discount. But of course this is exactly the kind of behavior that causes crisis after crisis; taking advantage of the crisis/recovery loop, only at a much smaller scale than the rich assholes who keep driving the economy up into the ionosphere, then crashing it back down to the ground as hard as possible, and scooping up all the candy that comes out - candy made of mostly crushed dreams and human suffering.

But what can you do to survive but play their game?. Find some other sucker to take the hit for you, and then gather up as many crumbs of human suffering candy as your tiny arms can carry. You certainly can't survive by, you know CREATING VALUE. That's a sucker's game!

That loop is already happening, so...
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Here we go again.
« Last post by Emo Howard on October 14, 2018, 04:40:10 am »
What the hell can you even do to prepare for this shit? I mean, I could sell my house (which is now worth more than it really should be, which is about twice what I paid for it less than 6 years ago) then wait for the collapse, and buy another one at a deep discount. But of course this is exactly the kind of behavior that causes crisis after crisis; taking advantage of the crisis/recovery loop, only at a much smaller scale than the rich assholes who keep driving the economy up into the ionosphere, then crashing it back down to the ground as hard as possible, and scooping up all the candy that comes out - candy made of mostly crushed dreams and human suffering.

But what can you do to survive but play their game?. Find some other sucker to take the hit for you, and then gather up as many crumbs of human suffering candy as your tiny arms can carry. You certainly can't survive by, you know CREATING VALUE. That's a sucker's game!
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Cain on October 14, 2018, 02:31:06 am »
There was an incident last year, where a Chinese bodyguard tried to grab the nuclear ball.  It's the usual bullshit dress down routine, it was reported on at the time.

It wasn't reported that China apologised, and that was rejected unless the guy came to the US and apologised under the American flag.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Doktor Howl on October 14, 2018, 02:25:28 am »
wait, what?
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Cain on October 14, 2018, 02:09:31 am »
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