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  1. I got myself a smartphone for the first time last month (yes I've been a caveman for many years!). Yesterday I did something I thought I'd never do: download a dating app. I chose Happn. Hopefully won't cross paths with a catfish.
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    US Politics: Flaming the Flamenco Flamingo

    Thanks. Everything makes sense now to me. That's a LOT to process and I probably have a lot of opinions myself. Unfortunately in order to properly express all of my views, I will need to untangle the complexities of Ukrainian politics. After all, this story coming out now covers THREE Ukrainian political administrations!
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    US Politics: Flaming the Flamenco Flamingo

    Could somebody explain to me a story that's been going around the news lately? So I've been hearing the terms Ukraine, whistle blower and Biden thrown together in a story that I have not grasped what's going on. I've heard suggestions on the American right about opening up investigations against Joe Biden for this issue while those on the progressive side are saying there should be consequences on Trump for raising this issue to begin with. OR am I getting two unrelated news stories mixed up here?
  4. But not before the SNP pushes for another independence referendum and the IRA pick up their guns again.
  5. I've been tuning in now and then for the past few hours. So... The opposition manages to pass legislation forcing Johnson and tying his hands to delay Brexit yet again to January 31st. There will be no election before October 31st as the opposition know the Conservatives will probably win and push through a no-deal Brexit or an extremely unlikely 11th hour deal. Now Parliament will be suspended, and Johnson will be Prime Minister for a few more weeks until after October 31st. Then the Opposition will push an election and the Conservative Party will be reduced to a rump with the Brexit party making a triumphant entry into parliament with dozens of seats. Negotiations will then begin and then an anti Brexit or pro Brexit coalition will be formed and the game will start all over again!
  6. OK. But honestly if you are pro leave, when complaining about the backstop, what would you say to the face of a member of Sinn Fein (the political wing of the IRA)? I'm not accusing you, I'm just asking what an average person who voted leave would say. Also I see nothing wrong with fulfilling some referendum promises by the deadline and others later by pointing out the complexity of the issues. "Let me introduce you to this IRA terrorist and this Loyalist paramilitary! Tell them we need a hard border!"
  7. Could somebody explain a few things to me regarding the Northern Ireland question and to clear up any misunderstandings I have? So my understanding of the peace deal in Northern Ireland goes like this: Politically, Northern Ireland remains part of the UK. There are democratic mechanisms set in place in case there is a real desire for reunification with the Republic of Ireland. Part of the deal also states there is to be no hard border and people can freely choose citizenship of either country. So with that in mind, why was the question not asked during the referendum? Also my understanding of the the so called Backstop is that the question of borders was to be resolved within 2 years AFTER the UK leaves the EU. For some reason this is unacceptable and a deal breaker for some in the UK. My question is why? Immediate hard borders would compromise the peace process. Delaying addressing the issue is not a solution, but it does buy the government time while upholding the will of the people in the referendum by leaving the EU. I guess the only guaranteed way to resolve this question is for the Republic of Ireland to ALSO leave the EU! Please educate me and correct me where I am wrong.
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    Does ANYONE still use voice message for phones these days? Voice message is for landline phones. Why is the option to leave a voice message still offered for mobile phones and Skype when nobody answers, the phone/computer is off or they are in a place with no signal/wifi? Nobody I know listens to voice messages. We leave text messages or send an email.
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    What type of laugh do you have?

    A rare laugh as my sense of humor is hard to impress, but when it comes it's a loud and long one that causes tears and stomach pain and sometimes (though not always) rolling on the floor.
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    UK Politics: It's Life Pfeffel but not as we know it

    You know, if Brexit does happen on October 31st, out of morbid curiosity I wish I could be there in the streets of London when the clock strikes midnight. There will be images on TV screens of the stock market crashing, New Year's eve style countdown parties in bars but hopefully not people jumping out of windows of multi-story buildings.
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    Filling pages with words

    Actually that was 104 words... I wrote a redundant 'how to' before the words 'how do'. I changed my mind on how to phrase the sentence and forgot to delete the previous words. I guess that deducts points for grammar. Oh well.
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    Prediction for finale

    One or more characters from seasons past or even new characters show up for some twist. One last supernatural event involving the Children of the Forest and Bran occurs. Jon kills Dany and not wanting the Iron Throne, mounts Drogon and flies into the horizon, destination unknown.
  13. I don't know if this has been suggested, but what if Bronn succeeds in killing either Jamie or Tyrion and dies attempting to kill the other? This then prompts the other to do anything in their power to retaliate on Cersei.