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  2. divica

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    so how are things with the uk? Will the deal be aproved? What is the big diference betwees boris and may deals regarding NI?
  3. Not my kinda move, but not terrible. Unless either team significantly changes course it’s not much more than a 3rd.
  4. aromaticanalysis

    Is the hound Sansa's 'new direwolf'?

    Lolwut. How is Sandor a "serial killer type?" Serial killer types in ASOIAF are like Ramsay Bolton or Gregor Clegane. Total psychos who kill for the hell of it. Sandor is like Jaime, in that he enjoys killing people in the context of war/battles. Is it a great quality to have, in a modern context definitely not, but it makes sense for a warrior in a martial society.
  5. Darth Richard II

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    Oh, and apparently the ticket sales are all fake and being bought by Disney. Like, I can't make this shit up, these people...
  6. Tywin et al.

    US Politics: A Mickey Mouse Operation

    It’s sad that we live in a country where the teachers need to strike to get better working conditions…. …but then again, we’ll never solve the problems with our educational system until re address the real problem: the parents.
  7. JEORDHl

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    IMAX TICKETS BOUGHT ERMERGERD BEING IN THE THEATER, WITHIN THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK LOOP OF MY GIRLS WONDER AND JOY, IF I WERE SPARHAWK THE MIGHTY I MIGHT JUST CRY
  8. Darth Richard II

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    *slames fist on desk* PUBLICATION ORDER! But yeah the music is great, though I've already heard a few film snobs complain about it.
  9. Oh well but there’s only one way to feel about being out of office and it’s great. Sadly my autoreply isn’t nearly as creative as all the stuff we make up for this game.
  10. williamjm

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    From what I remember they said they would revoke if they won an outright majority, which I think it's fair to say isn't very likely. It's more of a gimmick than an actual policy.
  11. A Horse Named Stranger

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    Pretty much yes. For them the EU is that huge Irish conspiracy to take NI out of the UK and integrate it into the ROI. That'S pretty much the only possible way to explain their stance. NI being part of the UK is their whole point of existence, and the EU was a threat for them long term. Johnson is now the more imminent one. No, not really. I think. I mean, no idea what they want, they won't tell me what they really, really want. But they were onboard with ending FoM, that was a theme they had in common with May.
  12. Corvinus

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    I plan on doing a marathon of all the films, including Solo and Rogue One, in in-universe chronological order.
  13. Corvinus

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    Indeed
  14. Chaircat Meow

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    So basically it is bad but we're not totally fucked yet. The 329 he got for the 2nd reading is clearly not the actual majority for the WAB as some Labour MPs are just voting for the 2nd reading so they can vote amendments and won't vote for it if the amendments don't pass. The 322 against the programme motion is also higher than total opposition to the deal, as some Tory indies, such as Clarke, will vote for the third reading. I make three Indie Tories of the nine who voted against who will certainly vote against third reading of the WAB and you need 7 switchers, so even if all the others switch Boris would still be one short. But some shoe-in Labour for the deal, like Onn, abstained, so tight as fuck. Overall, I am afraid it does look like he kind of does have a majority of at least 4-5 for this.
  15. Prince of the North

    NFL 2019: After A Quarter, Are They Who We Thought They Were?

    Heh...how happy is Sanders right now? Talk about outhouse to penthouse!
  16. Bonnot OG

    US Politics: A Mickey Mouse Operation

    Clinton is running again isn’t she?
  17. lady narcissa

    The Book of Dust: Volume II (Spoilers for HDM and La Belle Sauvage)

    I'm halfway through La Belle and greatly irked that this gets shelved as a children's book here and that it was nominated for YA/children's book awards. It has a child and a baby in it but its not a children's book in the way that the Golden Compass could pass as one. I was enjoying it until the flood and now its just a giant stress fest and even I am reading it with one eye closed and my finger flipping pages quickly to get past the bad bits. I would not let a child or middle grade reader read this book. I do like Malcolm. And baby Lyra! And Pan!
  18. Ser Hedge

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    The only logical inference I could draw from their stance is they want a hard border with Ireland, which is the only way of reconciling the above two. Boris tried a fudge, but it's a fudge in name only - Fino if you like and it doesn't look like the DUP would have been happy with a different kind of fudge either. So what do they actually want? What about the other crews? Lib Dems: Came up with their own clever wheeze. A vote for us is a vote to revoke. err, ok, so you get 15-20% let's say and 30-40 MPs and a hung parliament overall. You just going to keep insisting on revoking based on that mandate? Technically, you wouldn't have a mandate for negotiating anything else, so you just sit there all day and go revoke, revoke, revoke. Great. Did someone mention tuition fees? And what about issues other than Brexit? If someone is a Leaver for whatever reason, but a pure Liberal, what does she do? I really don't see why they could not have just insisted on a final say as they were doing before - could have kept their support in the South-West. Own goal, I think. esp if WAB is passed before GE. SNP: Stay in the EU or we leave. You want a hard border with England then? Just look at this mess of leaving the EU. Have you done the homework on what your future relationship with rUK would look like? Before asking for a referendum, might not be a bad idea what your idea of independence is going to look like? How long is the transition for instance? Going to have your own currency? Republic or commonwealth? But no, much easier to just grandstand. Labour: We want a customs union. We want close assignment with single markets. We're cool with Immigration. Then why don't you just say you want to stay in? Or negotiated with May on her deal? You would have had a good say in influencing it. She was safe from a Tory party challenge to her leadership for a year and had invited you in. Ok the WA might not have changed much, but you could have got stuck into the future relationship. Or supported final say. The post-May Tories: Nobody believes anything they say. But they likely stay in control because of all of the above.
  19. https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/read-it-veteran-diplomat-bill-taylors-damning-opening-statement-about-trump-and-ukraine/ There sure was / is quid pro quo, all right. O my -- opening statements of Bill Taylor's testimony about Trump and Ukraine: https://www.scribd.com/document/431559776/Taylor-statement#fullscreen&from_embed Can't cut and paste from this embedded document, in which Giuliani is prominent. BTW -- where is Rudy? Uncharacteristically mute and invisible. Maybe he's hiding with Ghisliane Maxwell in Brazil.
  20. Werthead

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    Yeah, it's all a bit unclear. The problem seems to be that the Labour Party seem to be simultaneously worried about the polls and also recalling that the polls were out by a light-year in 2017, creating this situation where they seem to want a GE but only in certain circumstances to stymie a Johnson victory. Which is kind of fair enough, but it's also creating a confusing image of them demanding a GE for years and then saying, "No, not like that," which is not going to look good to the voter on the street. Labour are banking on the fact that they can win an argument with the Tories on national services, but also need to realise that Johnson is also more aware of this than May ever was and also that Brexit will be more key to this election than the last one.
  21. HelenaExMachina

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    I thought it all looked gorgeous tbh. Some really cool looking shots in there. Very excited for this, I’ve booked tickets for the back to back showing (VII, VIII and IX)
  22. JEORDHl

    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    New trailer looks good to me, but that new take on the theme music gave me goosebumps. My daughters are as heavily invested in Rey as I was in Luke, when their age. They gasped a few times watching along.
  23. Maybe if your rent / mortgage is $3,000 + a month, health insurance premiums are another thousand, transportation thousands more? Guns are also expensive and so a membership at a shooting range to learn to use one properly to save the lives of your kids.
  24. A Horse Named Stranger

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    However, if you again view this in connection with their idiot party policy of wanting an election before a second referendum (with no clear preference for a potential second referendum), you have to wonder how they picture the next few months/years (or however long they intend to sit it out)?
  25. Werthead

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    Some Labour sources suggesting that Labour will not vote for a new election and hand Boris another five years in power. It looks like Boris' plan is to get Brexit done and win a GE with the victory bounce, and then if things go wrong a few months later, tough, he's in Number 10 until 2024. Some Labour MPs seem to be pondering if it's better to let Boris own Brexit for several months to come before the election. If the SNP and DUP support a GE, though, he might get it anyway.
  26. Maltaran

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    I believe the idea is if he can't get it done by the end of the month, then he wants an election so he can pass the bill with a majority government and avoid any amendments that Labour might put down about staying in the customs union or having a second referendum.
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