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  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Catching up on random headlines and this scares the crap out of me: Some murderous idiot is asking people to buy and drink bleach. Says that this will heal 95% of all diseases -- yeah, by poisoning the folks. Cops...
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    Re: OH led reactions Interesting post so decided to look up what OH reacts with most. Found this - not so good given that CO2 levels are also rising: https://courses.seas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/Courses/EPS281r/Sources/OH-reactivity/www.atmosphere.mpg.de-oxidation-and-OH-radicals.pdf 'On a global scale, OH reacts primarily with carbon monoxide...
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    Re: UK Economy post-BrExit vote Just looked at some articles that say that the UK's unemployment is the lowest in decades but that wages are lagging esp. in jobs that women do, i.e. the gender wage gap is increasing in...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Re: 'Exxon are going full Trump/Koch' When DT announced that the US was going into Venezuela to help 'smooth the unrest', wondered whether this idea was planted by former SecState, RexT, Exxon ex-CEO, who was the subject of an NYS...
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    Re: 'So nationally, Remain is really popular, but in terms of parliamentary seats it's less clear cut.' So -- a by-natural-attrition version of gerrymandering? If yes, then all May has to do is make sure the retirees (who probably haven't...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Re: 'Supernatural is presently in its 14th season, ...' You're right - 15 seasons by the time it wraps. Great mix of elements - no wonder its stars enjoyed their roles on and off camera. One of my favorites is...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Re: ' ... described as "modern horror", which I think influenced how I viewed it' Agree! For SF/F seems the key to success is finding the right mix of comedy and genre esp. for film (Men In Black, all of...
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    Re: ' ... creative revision to the story line would be necessary to make it fit, but it would actually foreshadow and reinforce the climax of the novel quite nicely.' Would like to see a whole kaleidoscope of countries/ethnicities where...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Oy Vay! - Now please explain as I'm not a techie....
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    Re: Angelina as Mo Jolie's just been signed into another universe: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/mar/28/angelina-jolie-joins-marvel-superhero-universe-the-eternals She'd be stunning as Mo - in every way. Re: 'The climax is moved from where it should be in the plot arc, and placed at the start.'...
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    Not sure I'm ready for a Stross treatment of Peter Pan - his backstory in the original was already pretty bleak....
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    Re: ' ... but I dislike "got to start with a boom",' Gotta get their attention right out of the gate! Or similar words/advice? Just how old are the current batch of SF/F editors anyways? Did all of them go...
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    Ditto - He's so good ... plus, his background in key roles with similar spy-suspense/SF&F themes....
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    Congrats! And here's hoping the process doesn't interfere with the writing part of your life. Would like to hear other Laundry readers' opinions on casting since actors can change the feel of a story completely. And so that there's no...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: Petition Was googling for updates and guess what showed up: this petition has its own Wikipedia article. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revoke_Article_50_and_remain_in_the_EU_petition Thank you everyone who responded to my question re: online access/literacy and age demos in the UK....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: ' ... legal weaseledness that might gnaw upon the President's entrails...' I quickly scanned Barr's letter and noticed mention that Mueller's report included stuff that cannot (by policy) be allowed to be made public. So there's more to the...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: Online petition vs. regular election voter turnout in the UK Was curious about voting demos in the UK, and it looks like 90% of folks 65 and older voted in the last election - see source below. My question:...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: Petition reach & penetration So far, based on a quick mouse-over of the map, Bristol West (Labour MP) has the highest sign-up rate (24.5%+). 5,107,660 so far, coming in at about 1,000 per minute....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re; March - BrExit protest, online petition Canada's oldest TV network covered it. Plus, that May's own Cabinet might pull the plug on her. Probably the only way to legitimize a coup - but is there precedent? https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/brexit-march-london-1.5069069...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: 'Mueller just delivered his final report to his boss, ...' Any bets on persons of interest that also operate in/have a history/ties to the UK? The scope of this report which thanks to 'Russia ties' ensured that it would...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: 'May is, among other things, from the "taxation is theft" faction; it is better than the injured and unwell die than that taxes be raised.' Didn't know that -- that is sick. BTW, EU is extending the the Brexit...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: 'She won't revoke A50 under any forseeable circumstances. The cabinet is panicking, per the news.' Okay - a sitting PM gets a free pass for one calendar year after facing & winning a non-confidence vote. However, time passes, circumstances...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: 'But I wonder how much of that is bots, non-UK folks, etc.' No idea, but there's a map showing location of each signature. How long would it take to program a bot to do this? Also, someone up-thread mentioned...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: 'I don't understand how somebody who's well known to work in the gray world would have any interest in becoming a social media personality, ...' Flaming narcissism. Consider reading 'The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump'. Besides, DT even boasted...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: 'Now at HALF A MILLION. Please everyone - sign this & tell everybody' You got your wish only the web site has crashed! https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47652071 Headline: 'Brexit: Revoke Article 50 petition crashes Parliament website'...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Petition is at 322,908 - each update seems to add another 10-20....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: Fungible Says it all - portable with absolutely nothing to tie you down to any gov't, territory, culture, etc. Zero loyalty, zero risk. What I'd be watching for with BrExit is any change in the uptick/conversion among the moneyed...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: Alberta - bye, bye tax advantage! FYI - the Frasier Institute* is a Tory/Libertarian think tank - several former Tory & Reform Pols on its board. https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/end-of-the-alberta-tax-advantage Overall, think that the UK is facing similar issues re: regional industrial,...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: Alberta's oil hand-outs Here's the official prov gov't campaign to promote/attract oil companies to Alberta. https://www.alberta.ca/royalty-investment-job-creation.aspx Personally, I think it's sooo stoooopid to keep putting increasing numbers of eggs (jobs/% of your workforce/economy) into one basket - and a...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re: 'Here in Canada, similarly, controversy over the ratification of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the early 1980s has been a consistent issue for Qu├ębec.' From Canadian media & family discussion --- Alberta is currently far likelier...
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