Neil W

Neil W

  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Even weirder is that 110g is about a quarter of a pound, so a decagram would already be a recognisable amount to the British public, while allowing manufacturers to reduce the portion size by about 10% (possibly leaving the price...
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    The American Imperial system of weights & measures is the OLD British Imperial system from before the reforms that took place in the U.K. after the English Civil War. British Imperial measurements were standardised/orginate from/made official in the Weights and...
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    I agree with you; in fact the most likely version of the report that clears Trump et al of wilful wrongdoing would be the one that makes his team look like a bunch of idiots out of their depth, which...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Sure, here's another conceivable scenario: 1. Mueller's report, despite a. the meetings with Russian officials and businessmen by the Trump campaign; b. the ongoing attempts to build a Trump Tower Moscow and; c. the thing that would give the Russian...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    "Brexiternity" The new word for the situation....
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    Can't believe the word "Brextension" hasn't caught on....
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    The good news is I have a super-leave MP so I'm very clear on where he stands. I voted for him in 2015 because the last poll I'd seen had him neck-and-neck with Farage in my constituency. Lesson learned. Anyway...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Oh, and with respect to the Parliamentary maces -- Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have at least one each ur-British Imperial maces devolved on the dominions as governmental legitimacy tokens with the ending of the Empire. Those would work by...
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    MattS @1078 - Wow those guys sound like jerks. I was going to say that the description of the Hollow Earth in The Smoky God, or A Voyage Journey to the Inner Earth might be of use, but unfortunately I...
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    Glad to see the damming the Med plan getting so much criticism; presumably the lack of commentary on my plan to pour rising sea levels into the Hollow Earth suggests that it has fewer flaws....
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    It is the brexit thread, we're just waiting for our brexit dividend to show up so we can spend it on ill-thought out geo-engineering schemes. I'm planning to drain the excess water from rising sea levels into the hollow earth,...
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    Take a look at the well-studied Sally Hemings; "white" in appearance (looked a lot like Jefferson's wife because child of Jefferson's wife's father), long-term ... whatever you call it when one party owns the other. Still a slave, children still...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Philip Hammond has all the charisma of … Gordon Brown. Yeah the only way he'd ever become a leader is if everything was on fire and you needed someone boring and competent to try to deal with things. And what...
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    is there a May replacement with a realistic chance of winning who might call another referendum? My conspiracy theory that this is all part of a plan so we will all sigh in relief and praise the abilities of Philip...
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    "weekend warrior David Davis" In his youth he was in the Territorial Army, who continue in civilian life during the week and train at the weekend. Equating the Territorials to the US National Guards or Army Reserve obscures as much...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    The more I read of this thing, the more I think Trump is a fairly typical denizen for his world of high-flyers, and the only mistake he made was getting involved in politics, becoming over-exposed, and refusing to stop shooting...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    I live in East Kent. Prior to 1992 there were hundreds of customs clearance agents in this area employing thousands of people in dealing with the import and export paperwork. Afterwards most of them went out of business*. If we...
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    John @234 Either you are misinformed or trying to mislead us*. Worse still your comment is neither amusing, interesting, enlightening or thought-provoking**. * The choice is between 1. a transition period in which the UK is still subject to some...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    This is the explanation from my cousins, big Aussie Rules fans from Perth (also Aussie Rules country), who have a genial contempt for anything from the East coast of Australia....
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    Actually I can answer that. New South Wales and Queensland are big into Rugby (though more Rugby League than Union). Because of this Victoria and South Australia have to be different and so prefer Aussie Rules. Or perhaps VIC and...
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    Charlie @162 - I know some of the retired women who make up the backbone of our local election staff and they need about six weeks notice to train/schedule/book-and-kick-the-flower-arranging-course-out-of-the-hall* to make sure it runs as smoothly, transparently and fairly as...
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    Kenneth Horne: Now if you're like me you've heard a lot about Brexit but don't really know what's going on. So when I heard about some people who'd looked into it I popped round to find out what the BONA...
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    david17675david, please, you've been invited to give a light-hearted dystopian Brexit plan. The best way to make your point is to lay out an obvious satire, then reveal the twist that by changing one or two key facts it would...
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    JohnK @73 No remainers will be allowed in... Thanet... Goddammit I held my nose and voted for Mackinley to stop Farage getting in and this is all the thanks I get. (I should note that Mackinley has a very sweet...
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    De-decimalisation does not go far enough. We need to repeal the 1824 Weights and Measures Act (the establishment of the Imperial weights and measures system) and go back to traditional methods. For example wet (fresh) herring was counted by the...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Dumas being a member makes sense as one of the things that seems to get dropped from adaptions of The Count of Monte Cristo is that the Count likes to partake of Hashish (which, apparently, he learned from the Old...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Martin @785. Not only do I not endorse the fictional C.C.'s suggestion, but when I paid attention to sports in the late 80s and early 90s it seems that the prevailing theory was that one should abstain from sexual activity...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    I have in fact mis-remembered. In the novel Scaramanga is reputed to be "... an insatiable but indiscriminate womanizer who invariably has sexual intercourse shortly before a killing in the belief that it improves his "eye." (N.B. A belief shared...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    I'm more interested in the possibility that James Bond was gay and all the dolly birds were a disinformation operation because of the attitudes of the time. Pretty sure the psychologist's report on Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    You put your passport in the slot & a scanner looks at your face, while you try to look in the correct direction, at a bright panel ( & in mycase with my glasses off & blinking ... ) Yeah,...
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