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Which Tyler

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    AKA: Aidan
  • Birthday 02/19/1976

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    UK - West Country
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    My name's an homage to the grammatically incorrect Wat Tyler, who led the Peasant's Revolt a mere 640-odd years ago. The avatar is the Monty Python crew having a bit of a moan about Pedants like myself. My pedantry is keen, but unskilled I'm afraid.
    My principal hobby is rugby, from which I retired (hurt) just over a decade ago; though I still follow the game, and support both the grass roots level, and Bath in the English top flight. I seem to be a much better supporter than I ever was as a player. I'm a fan of historical fiction and comedy, with Terry Pratchett and Bernard Cornwell as my favourite authors.

    I don't bake, knit, crochet, spin etc but I try to carry my weight about the house by being a keen, but unskilled (hmmm, that phrase seems to sum me up really) at gardening and DIY. I am, however engaged to Ali who does all of the that; though she rarely bakes - that's more for self-preservation of the waistline than anything else. She also has a tendency to steal my account log-ins for any discussion forum I use (most likely, if you see me posting in Dr Who, that'll be her); though I will make sure she doesn't use any of my mod-privileges.

    Beyond that.... I'm a chiropractor, and I work alongside Ali (massage therapist) as just the 2 of us in a small town that seems to spend half it's time under water since we moved here. We have 2 cats, 1 dog and 0 offspring are confirmed generation X-ers; and one of those lame-arse couples who got engaged a decade ago, but still haven't gotten around to actually getting married. My humour is generally inappropriate, but I enjoy bickering as well; so all's well that ends well.

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  1. My take on their representation of IQ Analytica is that they were a dirty little secret; mostly hidden from their own side; which gave Leave a big swing in votes. They didn't mention that they did so illegally and fraudulently; but anyone who gets their news from actual news sources already knows that what they did was illegal; and this program was not the place to go into that - so they didn't. They showed the use of the data, and a little about how they used clickbait to do so; but ignored any Russian involvement and any illegality of the methods used.
  2. Oh. FFS. May only strategy for her entire time as PM has been to kcik the can down the road, rather than facing the hard questions. And now she wants more road to kick the can down. Exactly what does she hope that'll adhesive (beyond more time in #10, despite being unchallengeable for the next 11 months)? Why would the EU agree to this with no need and no benefit, but lots of downsides? Not that that makes this dream any less realistic than all the other dreams put forward.
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    U.S. Politics: Oh Donnie Boy, the Feds are calling...

    Surely the creation and abuse of a national emergency to grant himself dicatorial powers would (or certainly should) be grounds for an impeachment in and of itself. Surely even Republicans in Congress/Senate don't want to be bypassed by a lose-canom president; or set the precedent for a future Democratic president.
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    UK Politics: Deal, or No Deal. To May and Beyond.

    Yes, he's a conservative
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    Black Mirror - Spoilers after the first post

    Bandersnatch? Is this the autobiography of Benedict Cumberbatch?
  6. Hang on, I thought Transformers were aliens? Or at least, aliem tech and AI
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    Assassin's Apprentice Opinions?

    Be fair, there's a huge middle ground of people who love it AND think that Fitz is a whiny arsehole. After all, he absolutely is a whiney arsehole, and books are fantastic.
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    UK Politics: Deal, or No Deal. To May and Beyond.

    Are you saying that the people who told my wifeish "The country has spoken, you're not welcome here any more", or that "It's not people like you I want rid of, it's those fucking [Pakistani]"; who told me to "Fuck off out of our country now", or even those who've told me that "I asked for you specifically, as I didn't want to see no bloody French woman!" All at my place of work, 2 of them within the last couple of weeks; are nothing to do with racism / xenophobia? Not all Leave voters are racists / xenophobes. All racists / xenophobes voted for Leave. ETA, and FTR: I'm English born and bred, never lived overseas for more than a year; Ali is French and has spent more than half her life in England. Between us we started and run a small business from scratch, taking no jobs from anyone. We both have 2 degrees, we are both classed as "unskilled" by the government because of the amount we earn.
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    UK Politics: Deal, or No Deal. To May and Beyond.

    I think we're going further than that - more like cutting off our faces to spite our head!
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    International News Thread

    A law passing isn't the same as violence on the streets. Nor is a brief discussing on whether Walmart has a presence in Hungary
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    UK Politics: Deal, or No Deal. To May and Beyond.

    It looks like playing to the gallery, trying to show that he's doing something, whilst not risking anything that would actually rock the boat. Listening to him this afternoon, I thought he was going to table a full no confidence vote today
  12. Which Tyler

    International News Thread

    Lots seems to be going on Hungary at the moment, with minimal reporting. So here's some reporting... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46590474 https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/12/17/hungary-protests-slave-law-sot-vpx.cnn 5 days of (apparently) violent protests, and we only really start hearing about them today, and then by going hunting for info.
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    UK Politics: Deal, or No Deal. To May and Beyond.

  14. It's the internet. Unattributed statistics are for illustration, not accuracy. After all 87.4% of internet statistics are made up on the spot!