Dave_the_Proc

Dave_the_Proc

  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    On the note of whether the Swedish case against Assange will be reopened, the following link is the clearest I've found so far. https://www.thelocal.se/20190411/swedish-prosecutor-urged-to-reopen-rape-investigation-into-julian-assange TL;DR Since the statue of limitations has not expired, the lawyer of at least one of...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    I have, for some time, been convinced that the DUP would in a perverse way be happier in a United Ireland — they would forever be able to play the protest-party card. Harking back to the “glorious past” (with no...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    For those wondering about NI's identity crisis in the event of a break up of the UK, remember that both Unionists and Nationalists define their identity in primarily negative terms (Unionist = *not* Irish, Nationalist = *not* British). Identifying as...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    But the UK soooooo loves this idea! It compliments the narrative that tells us thet the EU can't be trusted, that it is sneaky and deceptive, that it is opaque and undemocratic. In other words, it stands well alongside all...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    For those reading the Pterry back catalog, particularly relevant to the current discussions: JINGO, NIGHT WATCH and THUD (for the socio-politics), and also GOING POSTAL and MAKING MONEY (for the economics). (Although his genius with exposing and satirizing the stupidity...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Since every Brexit thread requires the obligatory dip into the continuing havoc being caused in Northern Ireland … UK immigration rules ‘deny’ NI-born Irish citizens access to EU rights While it has been thus far hard to categorically say that...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Agreed. I have unfortunately already subjected myself to The Hobbit (although only made the mistake of paying for a cinema ticket for the first). What I found most bizarre was the things that were done right in the LOTR films,...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    A brief note: The ERG and other pivoting towards May's deal and "throwing the DUP under the bus" is not a blow to the DUP but a boon. It allows them to continue to continue their narrative of being the...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    If the only changes had been snipping some of the slower moving or extraneous story elements (Bombadil, and yes, even the Scouring of the Shire) then that would have been grand, and I could provide a long list of things...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    While there were some wonderful moments and superb visuals in the first LOTR movie, the butchering of character (that only increased in the subsequent movies) was unforgivable....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    I once read another author describe the process of optioning a novel for film as: Drive up to the California state line, throw the manuscript across, someone throws a sack of money the other way, and that's it. While the...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    For anyone still watching the petition numbers, someone created this page with a graph showing the signatures over time as well as the total count: Revoke Article 50 Petition On the current trend it looks pretty certain to top out...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Apropos of nothing on this thread, but watching someone argue elsewhere on the internet that grumbling about the EU from other member states is indicative of the imminent break up of the EU, yet the government activating a military response...
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    I don't know what changes have been made in the background, but the numbers now seem to update at lengthy irregular intervals (assuming you're talking about the displayed count and not whatever is in the JSON dataset). Latest total is...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    You *do* need an active email address. A confirmation email is sent after you submit your details, and you must click the link in that email to count as a signatory of the petition....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Another (unconfirmed) source indicated that the site will buckle once the load goes over about fifty submissions a second. Although it's been struggling all day with less than that....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Someone on the site I've been checking has done some digging, and believes that the Petitions site is in fact hosted from a data centre in Ireland. I do so so soooo hope that is true. The irony would be...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Apparently the Parliamentary Petitions site has just imploded again. Last count was just shy of 1.1 million signatures....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Yup. It looks like it really gained traction with a number of Twitter political pundits yesterday, and then picked up steam after May's speech. Slowed over night as you'd expect and then exploded at about 8:30 this morning. I was...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    perhaps an underlying goal of Brexit is to turn the UK into the world's biggest offshore tax haven. Sadly not a new thought, and there is significant evidence that a lot of the big money donors to the Leave campaign...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    With current anxiety levels, I'm actually struggling to do anything productive today. Fuck Brexit. And fuck those that hauled us to this precipice....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Yep. Hats off to whoever was firefighting in the background, that can’t have been a fun half hour! Numbers climbing fast again....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    And the parliamentary petitions site has gone dark. Brief “down for maintenance message”, and now just getting “Bad gateway 503”. Make of that what you will....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I am mesmerised watching the numbers on this petition. Currently it’s climbing by over a thousand every minute. At the current rate it will top a million by lunch time today....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Agreed. I need to go find something cheerful to think about for a bit. Between remembering NI's sad past and looking at the rather gloomy near future, the shine is coming off my usually sunny disposition!...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    (PS: I don't think you mean it this way, but you really don't need to lecture me about death tolls in NI, it rankles, to say the least, when you're seeming to do so.)...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I remain as unsure now as I was then that anything better than the GFA could have been produced....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    There are a lot of "what ifs". After a long time in thought I agree that the GFA was flawed (and there is no doubt that Blair had some highly suspect self-serving reasons for pushing it), but a lot us...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    That's a fairly spot on analogy. When thinking in NI terms, ask the question: What needs fixed first? Answer: Everything!...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    In broader terms, you could say that Northern Ireland was a fudge, a half-assed attempt at fixing a problem that couldn't be quickly fixed, combined with kicking the can down the road. Everything that the UK government has done sine...
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