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  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    This is worth a read, about Op YELLOWHAMMER, the historical precedents, and the ruination Brexit will wreak on the British economy. https://blogs.warwick.ac.uk./markharrison/entry/brexit_as_economic...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Hardcore Brexiters won't respect the result of any referendum that they didn't win. They didn't respect the result of the 1975 Referendum, after all....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    The DUP also don't really care how Brexit affects border communities as none of them are their constituents. Nearly all the border constituencies are Sinn Fein territory. Also, I suspect that it's not a coincidence that the Stormont assembly hasn't...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the Mountbatten-Windsor's have a more legitimate claim to the throne of Scotland than that of England and Wales....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    No deal hasn't been ruled by the EU, tho' 'Take back control' has become the emptiest political slogan in history!...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Mary Lou McDonald (current leader of the Shinners) is only 50 years old this year, and her deputy, Michelle O'Neil was born in 1977. Sinn Fein have four seats in the European Parliament, falling to three after Brexit. They will...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    So you are OK with Bloody Sunday, and the 306 people shot dead by the British Army during OP. BANNER (160 of whom were unarmed civilians)? And the 28 civilians shot by the RUC (like Windscale, they had to be...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    For a moment I thought I was reading soc.history.what-if again and it was 1998. Alas, no....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Unfortunately everyone in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who paid taxes to the Exchequer between 1969 and 1998 is also culpable, or do killings by the Royal Ulster Constabulary and British Armed Forces not count?...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    Can you be shunned and forcibly ejected from polite SF & F society for admitting you have only read ONE Heinlein novel, and gave up halfway through? Asking for a friend....
  • Commented on On hold
    On yer pike. :-D...
  • Commented on On hold
    And don't forget the 12-year-old with his own cryptocurrency http://uk.businessinsider.com/cryptocurrency-startup-pocketful-of-quarters-12-year-old-ceo-trying-to-solve-common-gaming-frustration-2018-4?r=US&IR=T...
  • Commented on On hold
    Goldphishing?...
  • Commented on Server upgrade coming
    The usual ball-aching Typepad login still seems to work OK on my creaking Win7/Chrome laptop. I can't login on my iPhone 7 plus, not that I could before!...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    A large subset of singularity fanboys pivoted to the alt-right in 2015 after Merkel's refugee actions *spit take* Make Roko's Basilisk Great Again? Don't Christian Democrats, immigrants, and Muslims get uploaded to the computronium, too? Does Barron get to go...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Please pass on my deepest condolences to the family of your friend and guest blogger Hugh Hancock of Strange Company (machinima pioneer and guest blogger). Grim times. I found his contributions here fascinating....
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    There's also Kilamba in Angola, built by the China International Trust and Investment Corporation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18646243 5,000 hectares 18 miles outside the capital Luanda. 750 8-storey towers where hardly anyone wants to live......
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    There's also Kilamba in Angola, built by the China International Trust and Investment Corporation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18646243 5,000 hectares 18 miles outside the capital Luanda. 750 8-storey towers where hardly anyone wants to live......
  • Commented on Excuses
    My gas and electricity meters were installed in 1967, and are older than me. A hacker would need a front door key and a chisel to crack them. As long as they still work, they are staying....
  • Commented on Excuses
    And as far as I am aware, quite a small number of people are responsible for quite a lot of crime, such as burglary, muggings etc If that were true, why do we not live in land when property crime...
  • Commented on Excuses
    True. No matter what disasters hit the real economy & body politic (banking crisis, 'quantitative easing', post EUref Sterling collapse, Trump) I am wealthier than I was 2001, 2010, 2015. Quite legally, and keeping the money onshore, I pay very...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Prison population in the UK has DOUBLED since 1990. While actual crimes have fallen. Are the two related? No....
  • Commented on Unwanted Blogging Vacation
    Been there recently myself. :-( I hope the suffering and trauma is as minimal as possible, for all concerned. Best wishes. See you on the other side....
  • Commented on Catching Up
    I have replied to this comment, Greg. If you want to read it you'll have to ask OGH to approve it....
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  • Commented on Catching Up
    Was there any other evidence they weren't unspeakable scum?...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Tribal loyalties in Ulster politics in map form Immediately before and immediately after Good Friday Agreement After eighteen years of the Good Friday Agreement A five colour map becomes a three colour map....
  • Commented on Catching Up
    When the likes of John Redwood and Jacob Really-Smug find the DUP are quite keen on freedom of movement and cross-border trade (considering the huge number of applications for Irish passports post 23rd June 2016 even from Unionists) they will...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    The former leader of the DUP, Peter Robinson, lead a mob of 'protesters' into a village over the border into a village called Clontibret, where they beat up fellow EU citizens in 'protest' at the Anglo-Irish agreement between Thatcher and...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    I voted for the main Brexit-opposing party in last week's GE, which means I completely wasted my vote, living as I do in an area that voted 69% leave, but used to have a Labour MP prior to 2010. Regrets:...
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