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  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Re: 457/Moz >One interesting thing I read the other day is that in the UK one reason they can't find citizens for fruit picking etc is that the unemployment benefits are structured to prevent it... Not sure if the unemployment...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Reply to : Pidgeon (64) >Apart from the bits about copyright law (on whose likelihood I am entirely unequipped to comment), nearly all of that gives me a strange feeling that you are posting from an alternate universe where things...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Replying to comment from Pigeon (41): Pretty much, and I've found this problem as well -- most people don't seem to have a clue as to what is going on and it is being made worse by almost everyone deciding...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Second round projection: 65.5% macron, 34.5% le pen If that holds up once all the votes are counted I wonder how that bears out for may and the EU? ljones...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Ok, so here we go! Apologies for ressurecting a slightly old thread but the french presidental elections are underway -the count - though turnout is said to be down to 65.3% . The BBC are saying we'll have a better...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Ok this is an odd newsline: France elections: Le Pen 'steps aside' as party leader http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39696861 Surely dosen't make sense? ljones...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Hope this isn't going to take this thread too far OT, but the first part of the french elections is underway; the polls have now closed. Emmanuel Macron(23%); Marine Le pen(23%); Francois Fillon (19%); Jean-luc melenchon (19%); Benoit hamon (7%)....
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    It is tempting to say that the tories will come out - how shall we say - "smelling of roses" for this election, but in reality - who knows? Polls have been wrong several times now and although from now...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Well I hope I'm not derailing or spamming here, but just wanted to point out may wants to call an election on 8 June. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39629603 ljones...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Don't know if this helps at all (probably not!) but if you search on amazon.co.uk for "card phone" you can find some very low spec but simple phones for not a lot. Some are listed for as little as £15!...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Agreeing with charlie here btw, and pondering my own fate. I'm due to go to the US not immediately but in several months' time around the end of june. And I'm honestly not knowing what to do about "you have...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    http://thehill.com/policy/finance/314991-trump-team-prepares-dramatic-cuts That makes bad reading now that trump has come to power officially and if he acts out some of the things there. ljones...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    >""A survey by the Money Advice Service has found that four in 10 adults in the UK do not have £500 or more in savings". To me, a lot of the problem there is simply because wages in the UK...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-38561507 (Martin McGuinness resigns as NI deputy first minister) Nobody got that one in the predictions! Apparently under the power-sharing agreement this could trigger an election in ireland. One though though -- what are the odds (and if one even...
  • Commented on Things Can Only Get Better! (Part 1)
    Going right back to the start - the queen apparently *may* miss the new year church service. Not going to die on Jan 3 though! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38480869 ljones...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    An intresting imagination of what if literally almost everything goes completely wrong, though pretty unlikely. I think that some of that above in reality if it should happen would take much longer to occur than weeks or months. Though...
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    I don't think that micropayments can be the answer because if you have everything as micropayments that could lead to increased pressure to be more abusive with regards to that system. So instead of taking one big payment once instead...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    > Meet Cronus, the tarantula whipping the Tory party into line Just to go off topic and mention SF here and partly with my trump/brexit/tories/political hat on wasn't there an episode of Dr who (original series/Tom baker era) which featured...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Hello! I've been going to post several times over but didn't (wasn't sure if what I was writing was just nonsense or not). This is just a short collection of the thoughts in my own head so far after reading...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Quick question, though I apologise for going a little off topic... Now that donald grump (sorry, every time I see him appear on TV he always seems to look *miserable*), I mean trump is set to become president is there...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    Prehaps it has happened this way because of three things, namely when you were at school, longer lifespans and scientific advancements affecting society. Prehaps there's some sort of "divide" in the 80s so that (say) if you left school in...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I don't think we can really say all that much right now. The UK is pretty much in limbo and to coin a phrase from an old TV show - "Anything could happen in the next 24 hours". If there...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    >My pessimistic prediction, for what it's worth: England is indeed going to try something it hasn't tried before ... fascism. Well I guess it's almost arguable that we are there already. All the referendum did is just put a big...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    I wonder to what extent this petition affects things btw? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36629324 That news article is slightly "out of date" btw; the petition (according to BBC R4) is around 1.5 million now. I guess though it only has to be considered...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Well we're just into the 23rd now. I hope that whatever the country decides it works out for the best in the end. Me personally, I still do not know which way to vote - yep even this far in....
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Just a thought, but are there any downsides to remaining in at all? Let's say the vote went in favor of "in" but yet nothing spectacular. So - say 55/45 (55% in). Could that do as much damage to the...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    I apologise for going a little off topic, but with regards to brexit what *really* is the likelyhood of the UK leaving the EU? Pretty much as far as I can tell - there's now way of telling on how...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    "But since the question is should we leave, and I believe we should, I'll vote that way anyway." I must still confess not being able to decide one way or another. We've heard lots of discussion and daily warnings about...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    I guess we can't really predict to any extent either the percentage either way. 51-49? 80-20? Who can tell. Though I guess it might be a little easier to think about who will which vote in what direction; so for...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    Didn't think this would happen this soon: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brexitthemovie/brexit-the-movie/description From the people who also made "Nasa's Unexplained Files"," How Do They Do it?" and also "The Great Climate Change Swindle" .... what can go wrong? Uh oh..... ljones...
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