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SubRosa
QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 18 2016, 10:13 AM) *

AWESOME!!!!! I want to see the South Pole so badly! It is so mysterious looking in pictures; like a place only the gods have been!

Just watch out for the Shoggoths! Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!
mirocu
Just had pizza and now Iīll go to chez Rocu, aka the cottage, and enjoy the post-rain air biggrin.gif




-AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!
Andrea
QUOTE(Acadian @ Jun 18 2016, 02:13 PM) *

QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Jun 18 2016, 01:51 AM) *

Urgh, Britain is so [censored] up right now sad.gif


Aww, sorry, CT. It seems most everywhere is pretty screwed up now. I'm guessing your concerns might revolve around Britain's huge demographic/cultural shifting, or perhaps escaping from the EU?


Being British myself I feel obligated to pitch in and agree with CT. Although I don't know if the EU conundrum is what CT was referring to, I, myself, will be voting to stay within the EU. I can see no factual benefits which warrant leaving. Also with a recent loss of, who appeared to be, quite a beloved MP... Britain is certainly ******* up right now!

I wish toe world could just be peaceful and we could eradicate all the hate but thats not the world we live in.
ghastley
I'm British, but living in the USA. I note that if you're British, but not resident in the UK, you can't vote. If you're resident in the UK, but not British, you can't vote. So the two categories of people most likely to vote "In" are unable to do so. Do I detect bias?
Andrea
QUOTE(ghastley @ Jun 18 2016, 04:09 PM) *

I'm British, but living in the USA. I note that if you're British, but not resident in the UK, you can't vote. If you're resident in the UK, but not British, you can't vote. So the two categories of people most likely to vote "In" are unable to do so. Do I detect bias?


Most definitely! Both parties have a right to vote. I guess I can somewhat understand why Brits not living in Britain aren't allowed to vote with them not being in the country, there for it not directly affecting them, (which is still stupid because at the end of the day you ARE British whether you're in the USA or not.) But i think with people who aren't British but LIVING in Britain there should be some exception. My old teacher was american, but had lived in Britain for most of her life, and it's now 10 years later and she's still around which means she's be in in the country for 30+ years. I think she should have an opinion and a right to vote. This country is her home.
McBadgere
QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 18 2016, 03:10 PM) *


Gosh, McB! That is awful, I hope you are okay! I didn't know cows could kick that high, thought their udders would get in the way and bounce their legs back down or something. But I had a friend get kicked in the head by the horse he was grooming, (his glasses also flewL) - and he was not okay. I mean, his brain was still intact, he had all his faculties; but his face was a mess.

Hope you are okay!


The side of my head hurts (requiring regular painkillers, no driving and no drinking...Dammmitttt!!!...) and I have an black eye...But, as I said, my thick head protected what's left of me brains... biggrin.gif ...

It happened during milking, and the design of the parlour is a bit like a car garage...(Auto-shop?)...Where you go down into a "Pit" which means you're a bit lower down to the cows, so as to make it easy to get at their udders...Which can be...Wait for it...Udderly delightful!!...Nyuk...

Aaaamywho...This also brings you down - especially when putting the milking "Clusters" on - close to their legs...

The design of the parlour makes it impossible for them to get a full swing of the leg at you...But...There's still room for a damned determined smack backwards...Where I was meant it was basically a good old shinning from Ms Moo...A proper hoof or elbow to the head and I think it would have been a damned sight more serious...It was bad enough...Painful...A definite good old ringing of the noggin...But I'm alright ta... smile.gif ...

QUOTE

Being British myself I feel obligated to pitch in and agree with CT. Although I don't know if the EU conundrum is what CT was referring to, I, myself, will be voting to stay within the EU. I can see no factual benefits which warrant leaving. Also with a recent loss of, who appeared to be, quite a beloved MP... Britain is certainly ******* up right now!

I wish toe world could just be peaceful and we could eradicate all the hate but thats not the world we live in.


It may have been a bit of everything...The thing with Ms MP is horrible...So sad... sad.gif ...

Human nature, sadly, means that hate and intolerance is here to stay...I play a lot of Assassin's Creed, where the first game is mostly set in the time of the crusades...1000 years ago...Christians V Muslims in the Middle-East...The Crusades, roughly speaking, originally began when a Muslim warlord decided to band together with a bunch of other warlords then try and invade "Christian Europe" (Spain, Greece, Cyprus...Some others...)...1000 and odd years and some things change but it's basically still the same fight...

*Sigh*...

There's rules in here about getting into politics...Because all it does is beget arguments...

But I will say that I hate being told what to do...When what I'm told does, on every single level, appear to be an exercise in, "I have this power, I will tell you to do this despite there being absolutely no logical reason or valid argument as to why this rule is now placed upon you, and you have no choice in the matter...As I have been given this power without your knowledge or discourse as to my merits or otherwise..."...

The EU is a money sink-hole that is sinking in its own *Bureaucracy, and sucking us under and further into Global debt...And so long as the nine "men" with the German title have absolute power...No amount of being "In." and "At the table..." will change anything...

If we stay in, there will be no change for good, only further loss of that "British" that people living abroad for years still cling to...

The only way to be Great again...Is on our own merits...

Sorry...This whole referendum thing has made me incredibly - and fiercely - British...(Which does not even remotely mean exclusionist, whatever the Remain camp say...)...
Callidus Thorn
QUOTE(Andrea @ Jun 18 2016, 04:52 PM) *

QUOTE(Acadian @ Jun 18 2016, 02:13 PM) *

QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Jun 18 2016, 01:51 AM) *

Urgh, Britain is so [censored] up right now sad.gif


Aww, sorry, CT. It seems most everywhere is pretty screwed up now. I'm guessing your concerns might revolve around Britain's huge demographic/cultural shifting, or perhaps escaping from the EU?


Being British myself I feel obligated to pitch in and agree with CT. Although I don't know if the EU conundrum is what CT was referring to, I, myself, will be voting to stay within the EU. I can see no factual benefits which warrant leaving. Also with a recent loss of, who appeared to be, quite a beloved MP... Britain is certainly ******* up right now!

I wish toe world could just be peaceful and we could eradicate all the hate but thats not the world we live in.


Yup, it was about the referendum, and I agree with everything you've said. The leave campaign is frankly absurd, obsessed with immigration and built on concepts that are laughably outdated.

Britain is a crappy little island, standing between the superpowers of Europe and the USA. the notion that we can even pretend to be on an even footing to either of them is beyond ridiculous. And successive governments have done far more damage to this nation that the EU has.
Tellie
I can understand both sides of the party as due to the special 'deal' Norway agreed to we are 'technically' members in the EU that we get the benefits and all that, but we also have to follow the rulse and we're not represented in the parliament so are not allowed a voice in the EU.

My biggest problem with the EU (or our own deal) is that first of all, the socialist labour party in Norway were the ones who held a referendum TWICE and both times the majority of the population said no, so they snuck in the new deal instead since apparently 'it is not the same as being a member'.

The problem with EU is that some of the rules we have agreed to follow go against our constitution. Nor am I comfortable with the fact that many of the leaders in the EU are not officials elected by the public. No nation (or its inhabitants) can affect any change in the EU leadership, we can't vote who becomes the president nor can we put forth a vote of no confidence. The EU is basically a government with no accountability to the inhabitants of Europe, and until the entirety of the EU parliament become electable (in that we get to vote for candidates and the like) I am wholly against it on the priniple that a government you cannot influence, or put forth your vote to is essentially a dictatorship or oligarchy, whatever you wish to call it.

Call me sceptic, or whatever but I will always be opposed to the EU in its current form. The idea of the EU is great, but in its current form it is barely more than a broken beurocratic mess where rich men with no accountability holds the power.

*sigh* Rant over...that felt good
mALX
QUOTE(Tellie @ Jun 17 2016, 09:08 AM) *

You lucky bum...my own feeble attampts of wooing are severely handicapped at the moment due to half my face sloughing off while my nose is almost black (frostbite and severe sunburns).

Peeling of flakes of skin the size of credit cards isn't exactly a turn on...



ohmy.gif Bless your heart! *refrains from posting sad squirrel image again*


QUOTE(Tellie @ Jun 17 2016, 09:08 AM) *

Still I do have bragging rights of having climbed my second 8k metre peak (Cho Oyu being the first two years ago) Hoping for Everest next year, if I manage it I have the Seven Summits and 3 poles at the same time, having done the north and south pole already.


This is so Awesome! Most def have earned bragging rights!


mALX
QUOTE(Tellie @ Jun 17 2016, 09:51 AM) *

the three poles are north pole, south pole and Everest (highest point on the earth, wiki it XD)

And no, I've only done 2 8kilometre peak out of 14 and the two easiest ones at that...not that any 8k peak is easy. K2...I do hope to be able to complete all 8k peaks out there, but K2 will be one of the last, as besides Annapurna 1 (with a death toll of 41%) is considered the most difficult mountain in the world to climb (and has yet to be successfully sumitted during the winter).

The seven summits are an achievement you get for climbing the tallest mountain on each continent (including antarctica).

As for costs, they are usually pretty high. The 'lowest' price for an Everest expedition where you are guaranteed of good support (sherpas, Advanced Base Camp, experienced guides, extra oxygen and so forth) comes to around 40k USD. My trips to Cho Oyu and Manaslu cost 35k USD, fortunately I have contacts in various organisations in Norway so I get most of the costs for my trips sponsored, in return for pictures and written articles (my education in journalism helps with that).



Boy are those some scary odds! Urk!

That is so Awesome that you are able to be compensated in being almost given these trips that match your own goals in exchange for using your own talents to document them! Can't beat that! And so then, you have kept a journal of it so you have something to show your children and Grandchildren one day about all you have accomplished = Awesome !!!!

Will you ever publish your personal journals on your trips? (I want to read the one where you kicked Yeti in the groin because he woke you ... etc. laugh.gif



QUOTE(mirocu @ Jun 17 2016, 10:40 AM) *

Friday!


Despite having no job I still frickin love Fridays!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif



Because then you don't have to feel like you should be looking for work for 2 days? laugh.gif (just kidding, I know you never feel like you should be looking for work, laugh.gif )

But seriously, you actually do work pretty hard. If you lived here in ETN, you would be paid very well for all your digging of roads and rocks; building of sheds, etc. I know several people who make good livings over here doing just what you do for fun.






QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Jun 18 2016, 04:51 AM) *

Urgh, Britain is so [censored] up right now sad.gif



Are you referring to the rain or talking about the politics?




QUOTE(SubRosa @ Jun 18 2016, 11:01 AM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 18 2016, 10:13 AM) *

AWESOME!!!!! I want to see the South Pole so badly! It is so mysterious looking in pictures; like a place only the gods have been!

Just watch out for the Shoggoths! Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!



That sounds like a really interesting read! I got a kick out of how he made up a book and referred to it in there; and later some other authors referred to that book that didn't exist! How funny is that! And those students at the college slipping a card for it into the card catalog = rollinglaugh.gif




mALX
QUOTE(Andrea @ Jun 18 2016, 12:40 PM) *

QUOTE(ghastley @ Jun 18 2016, 04:09 PM) *

I'm British, but living in the USA. I note that if you're British, but not resident in the UK, you can't vote. If you're resident in the UK, but not British, you can't vote. So the two categories of people most likely to vote "In" are unable to do so. Do I detect bias?


Most definitely! Both parties have a right to vote. I guess I can somewhat understand why Brits not living in Britain aren't allowed to vote with them not being in the country, there for it not directly affecting them, (which is still stupid because at the end of the day you ARE British whether you're in the USA or not.) But i think with people who aren't British but LIVING in Britain there should be some exception. My old teacher was american, but had lived in Britain for most of her life, and it's now 10 years later and she's still around which means she's be in in the country for 30+ years. I think she should have an opinion and a right to vote. This country is her home.


(imho) I can't agree that any foreigner living in any country should be able to vote on any political agenda or referendum without first committing to them by becoming a legal citizen of that country. Until they become citizens, they are living there as guests; and they may be effected by the decisions made; but have the option of leaving if they don't like decisions made (where as a citizen of that land can't leave without becoming a guest in someone else's land).

However, that said = do believe British nationals who are not in the country should be able to voice their vote. Just because they aren't home at the time of the voting, they are still British citizens; and should have a say in their own country whether they are in it at the time or not.

At least that is my opinion.





QUOTE(McBadgere @ Jun 18 2016, 01:26 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 18 2016, 03:10 PM) *


Gosh, McB! That is awful, I hope you are okay! I didn't know cows could kick that high, thought their udders would get in the way and bounce their legs back down or something. But I had a friend get kicked in the head by the horse he was grooming, (his glasses also flewL) - and he was not okay. I mean, his brain was still intact, he had all his faculties; but his face was a mess.

Hope you are okay!


The side of my head hurts (requiring regular painkillers, no driving and no drinking...Dammmitttt!!!...) and I have an black eye...But, as I said, my thick head protected what's left of me brains... biggrin.gif ...

It happened during milking, and the design of the parlour is a bit like a car garage...(Auto-shop?)...Where you go down into a "Pit" which means you're a bit lower down to the cows, so as to make it easy to get at their udders...Which can be...Wait for it...Udderly delightful!!...Nyuk...

Aaaamywho...This also brings you down - especially when putting the milking "Clusters" on - close to their legs...

The design of the parlour makes it impossible for them to get a full swing of the leg at you...But...There's still room for a damned determined smack backwards...Where I was meant it was basically a good old shinning from Ms Moo...A proper hoof or elbow to the head and I think it would have been a damned sight more serious...It was bad enough...Painful...A definite good old ringing of the noggin...But I'm alright ta... smile.gif ...


Thank goodness it couldn't get its leg fully extended on you then! I know with skittish horses we always got as close behind them as possible so they couldn't get a full kick on us if they chose to take exception to anything. You might get a bruise and be sore, but your head would not be flying from your body.

What made her kick? Was she unused to the machines; or sore or something?

Either way, bless your heart - that had to hurt!




QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Jun 18 2016, 01:39 PM) *


Britain is a crappy little island, standing between the superpowers of Europe and the USA. the notion that we can even pretend to be on an even footing to either of them is beyond ridiculous. And successive governments have done far more damage to this nation that the EU has.


I don't know, Great Britain has one of the best armies in the world and THE best navy. The British Royal Air Force is world renowned. Can't say they are not a super power just because they don't throw their weight around as much as some other countries tend to. They have all the power of the others, just only use it when needed overall.


Callidus Thorn
QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 19 2016, 12:55 AM) *

QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Jun 18 2016, 01:39 PM) *


Britain is a crappy little island, standing between the superpowers of Europe and the USA. the notion that we can even pretend to be on an even footing to either of them is beyond ridiculous. And successive governments have done far more damage to this nation that the EU has.


I don't know, Great Britain has one of the best armies in the world and THE best navy. The British Royal Air Force is world renowned. Can't say they are not a super power just because they don't throw their weight around as much as some other countries tend to. They have all the power of the others, just only use it when needed overall.


Had.

The army's being reduced, with reserves making up the numbers.

The navy has fewer ships, and now doesn't even have an aircraft carrier anymore. And won't for years.

Which rather limits the RAF if they can't get a lift to wherever they need to be.

Britain's strength has always been that we punch above our weight economically, but with an ideologically driven government pursuing a self-defeating course of austerity that's going down the drain anyway. We were a superpower, but that just doesn't hold true anymore.
mirocu
QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 19 2016, 01:18 AM) *

QUOTE(mirocu @ Jun 17 2016, 10:40 AM) *

Friday!


Despite having no job I still frickin love Fridays!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Because then you don't have to feel like you should be looking for work for 2 days? laugh.gif (just kidding, I know you never feel like you should be looking for work, laugh.gif )

No comment... biggrin.gif

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 19 2016, 01:18 AM) *

But seriously, you actually do work pretty hard. If you lived here in ETN, you would be paid very well for all your digging of roads and rocks; building of sheds, etc. I know several people who make good livings over here doing just what you do for fun.

Well, Iīd say out of necessity but yeah, itīs still fun because itīs for us. Fun stops when I have to do it to get money tongue.gif
mALX
QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Jun 19 2016, 04:38 AM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 19 2016, 12:55 AM) *

QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Jun 18 2016, 01:39 PM) *


Britain is a crappy little island, standing between the superpowers of Europe and the USA. the notion that we can even pretend to be on an even footing to either of them is beyond ridiculous. And successive governments have done far more damage to this nation that the EU has.


I don't know, Great Britain has one of the best armies in the world and THE best navy. The British Royal Air Force is world renowned. Can't say they are not a super power just because they don't throw their weight around as much as some other countries tend to. They have all the power of the others, just only use it when needed overall.


Had.

The army's being reduced, with reserves making up the numbers.

The navy has fewer ships, and now doesn't even have an aircraft carrier anymore. And won't for years.

Which rather limits the RAF if they can't get a lift to wherever they need to be.

Britain's strength has always been that we punch above our weight economically, but with an ideologically driven government pursuing a self-defeating course of austerity that's going down the drain anyway. We were a superpower, but that just doesn't hold true anymore.



It is sad what rulers do to their countries trying to save a few bucks. But at least Great Britain is still highly regarded and respected throughout the world. I wish I could say the same for the US, we are kind of hated everywhere outside our borders.




QUOTE(mirocu @ Jun 19 2016, 09:56 AM) *


Well, Iīd say out of necessity but yeah, itīs still fun because itīs for us. Fun stops when I have to do it to get money tongue.gif


Yes, once you have to do it for someone else; who wants it done their way and in their timing = the fun goes out the window, laugh.gif


Uleni Athram
All I know about politics is that I don't know anything about it.

Therefore I will only talk about ice, cream and ice cream.
mALX
QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Jun 19 2016, 08:45 PM) *

All I know about politics is that I don't know anything about it.

Therefore I will only talk about ice, cream and ice cream.



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Uleni Athram
QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 20 2016, 09:49 AM) *

QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Jun 19 2016, 08:45 PM) *

All I know about politics is that I don't know anything about it.

Therefore I will only talk about ice, cream and ice cream.



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Gosh darn it all to heck mALX!

I was moving on from... from... FROM HER!

WHY WOULD YOU POST A PIC OF MY EX?!?!?!?! Noooooooooooooooooooooooom nom nom
mALX
QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Jun 19 2016, 08:52 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 20 2016, 09:49 AM) *

QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Jun 19 2016, 08:45 PM) *

All I know about politics is that I don't know anything about it.

Therefore I will only talk about ice, cream and ice cream.



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Gosh darn it all to heck mALX!

I was moving on from... from... FROM HER!

WHY WOULD YOU POST A PIC OF MY EX?!?!?!?! Noooooooooooooooooooooooom nom nom




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Callidus Thorn
Y'know, I've never liked the combination of chocolate and mint, in any form.

And have you bookmarked that pic too, mALX? laugh.gif
mALX
QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Jun 20 2016, 03:43 AM) *

Y'know, I've never liked the combination of chocolate and mint, in any form.

And have you bookmarked that pic too, mALX? laugh.gif



No, I just know Uleni likes that flavor, lol.

mirocu
No ice cream for me. Just came from the dentist and apparently I need to drill a hole in another hole and fill it with plastic. Bugger. Havenīt had a hole in at least fifteen years dry.gif
mALX
QUOTE(mirocu @ Jun 20 2016, 08:48 AM) *

No ice cream for me. Just came from the dentist and apparently I need to drill a hole in another hole and fill it with plastic. Bugger. Havenīt had a hole in at least fifteen years dry.gif



Urk, I hate when they have to drill! Bless your heart verysad.gif


mirocu
I have been lucky so far, and never ignored brushing my teeth. However, with all my free time I have a lot of coffee and cookies with Dad and his cousin (the mechanic) and I strongly guess that has helped quicken the process. It would have happened anyway at some point, Iīm sure.

Signed up for a needle though. Last time I drilled (pre-2000) was without and I nearly ended up with a hole in my cheek! tongue.gif
McBadgere
Y'know...There really is a point where the kids' music just completely leaves you behind... huh.gif ...

And what the hell is it about Osu that has so many youngsters completely addicted?...All it is is an extension of them stupid "Tap the screen to increase score..." mobile games... blink.gif ...

Yeeesh...I'm getting to that stage in life, I suppose... smile.gif ...
mirocu
Even in my teens I wouldnīt have been in that stage, so donīt feel too left out, McB tongue.gif
mirocu
Another evening looking at girls motorcycles and old cars. Weather has been fine throughout the day but it seems to cloud up now. Still gonna take da bike though smile.gif
Acadian
I take it that Wednesday evenings are the car/bike/girl show in 'Rocu land? Enjoy, and I hope the weather cooperates. smile.gif
mirocu
Well, itīs not really a girl show but Iīm still gonna enjoy the evening laugh.gif
mALX
QUOTE(mirocu @ Jun 22 2016, 09:30 AM) *

Another evening looking at girls motorcycles and old cars. Weather has been fine throughout the day but it seems to cloud up now. Still gonna take da bike though smile.gif



Well if it does storm, by the Nines; stay on the roads this time!


mirocu
QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 22 2016, 03:53 PM) *

QUOTE(mirocu @ Jun 22 2016, 09:30 AM) *

Another evening looking at girls motorcycles and old cars. Weather has been fine throughout the day but it seems to cloud up now. Still gonna take da bike though smile.gif



Well if it does storm, by the Nines; stay on the roads this time!

What? The wilderness is not safe for bikes anymore? Youīve had sightings, I see? The daedra? tongue.gif
PhonAntiPhon
QUOTE(mirocu @ Jun 22 2016, 01:56 PM) *

What? The wilderness is not safe for bikes anymore? Youīve had sightings, I see? The daedra? tongue.gif


DUN DUN DUUUUUUNNNNNN!

Cue music, and a thunderclap...
mALX
QUOTE(mirocu @ Jun 22 2016, 09:56 AM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 22 2016, 03:53 PM) *

QUOTE(mirocu @ Jun 22 2016, 09:30 AM) *

Another evening looking at girls motorcycles and old cars. Weather has been fine throughout the day but it seems to cloud up now. Still gonna take da bike though smile.gif



Well if it does storm, by the Nines; stay on the roads this time!

What? The wilderness is not safe for bikes anymore? Youīve had sightings, I see? The daedra? tongue.gif


I was once an adventurer just like yourself; till I took an arrow to the knee a stone threw my bike down and I landed on my knee ...
McBadgere
QUOTE(PhonAntiPhon @ Jun 22 2016, 04:05 PM) *

DUN DUN DUUUUUUNNNNNN!

Cue music, and a thunderclap...


Et voila!!... biggrin.gif ...
mALX
QUOTE(McBadgere @ Jun 22 2016, 01:15 PM) *

QUOTE(PhonAntiPhon @ Jun 22 2016, 04:05 PM) *

DUN DUN DUUUUUUNNNNNN!

Cue music, and a thunderclap...


Et voila!!... biggrin.gif ...



Now THAT is an oldie but a goodie!!!!



ghastley
I was expecting this.

Actually, that's more thunderclap, then music.
Callidus Thorn
I can't help thinking that today is not going to be a good day. sad.gif
McBadgere
QUOTE(Thorny-Boy)
I can't help thinking that today is not going to be a good day. sad.gif


Depends on your point of view...Nothing is likely to change, we will be told by those we wish to remove ourselves from that we're "Not allowed to, it's against European Law™..." anyways...*Shrug*...It's the statement of intent that counts...

QUOTE(Ghastley)
Actually, that's more thunderclap, then music.


Wait, you mean yours with the intro or mine with the "Before there was music, there was Thunderclap..."?...

mirocu
The weather gods were not on our side last night. It was sunny and bright before we went and also this morning, but during the whole evening it was drizzling the whole time dry.gif
Acadian
I hope you have a good day in spite of your premonition, CT. smile.gif

Hi, McB! tongue.gif

Aww, sorry 'bout your weather last night, mirocu. I guess the girls, cars and bikes had all their good bits covered up to keep dry. wink.gif
ghastley
Why am I thinking "wet t-shirt"? biggrin.gif

Sounds like perfect weather to me.
mirocu
QUOTE(ghastley @ Jun 23 2016, 04:51 PM) *

Why am I thinking "wet t-shirt"? biggrin.gif

Sounds like perfect weather to me.

I would agree, but I was riding a bike so Iīm a bit on the fence tongue.gif
mALX
QUOTE(Callidus Thorn @ Jun 23 2016, 03:45 AM) *

I can't help thinking that today is not going to be a good day. sad.gif



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McBadgere
QUOTE(Acadian @ Jun 23 2016, 03:42 PM) *


Hi, McB! tongue.gif



Y'alright matey?!... biggrin.gif ...Hope all is well in them there mountains of yours!...

Ere!!...Bet you're looking forward to that Space-Port they're building in the relative vicinity...Weeeeeelll 100 miles into the Mojave is relatively near in US terms, isn't it?... biggrin.gif ...
Callidus Thorn
*checks referendum result*

Well [censored]. There goes the country. sad.gif
McBadgere
Well yeah, because we've never been separate to the other bankrupt, corrupt, failing countries of the European Union ever before...Oh...Wait...

Have some bloody faith in your country fercryingoutloud...
Callidus Thorn
Being separate isn't the issue, it's becoming separate from something so integral to our economy. There was a reason most financial experts were saying that leaving would be bad for the economy.

Considering how much the Pound has fallen already, we may not be all that far from being a bankrupt, corrupt, and failing nation. We've already got the second part handled.

As for faith in our country, I have absolutely zero faith in a conservative government, and should the Labour party manage to unseat Jeremy Corbyn, then I shall have absolutely zero faith in UK politics. If I don't trust the people making the decisions, why would I have any faith in the country?
McBadgere
These the financial experts that also said that any effect would be short-term, two years at most?...Or is everyone forgetting that they all said that too?...

Also, these are the experts that completely missed the 2008 crash coming?...

Also...When Georgia, Ukraine and any number of former communist countries want to become separate democratic nation states, "Free from the tyranny of Russia..."...Oh, and all them Arab countries wanting to become Democracies...Why does everyone cheer and encourage, but the instant we say we want out of an effective dictatorship, we're had a go at and told we're all a bunch of xenophobic extremists?...

If the country is in so much [censored], then stop whinging about it and go do something about it...

We were completely stuck in Europe...We would have been ruined by the burden of having to build Spain's new road system...Or yet another airport they don't need, at least this way we can say we tried to fix us...

Besides, in what is becoming a Federal Europe, ruled from one central place...What place would there be for our Monarchy?...Or is that something that you don't give a monkeys for, either?...
Callidus Thorn
QUOTE(McBadgere @ Jun 24 2016, 08:48 AM) *

These the financial experts that also said that any effect would be short-term, two years at most?...Or is everyone forgetting that they all said that too?...


Considering it'll take two years to actually get out of the EU, and there'll be effects to the economy before we even leave, which have already started, clarification is really needed on that figure.

QUOTE(McBadgere @ Jun 24 2016, 08:48 AM) *

These the financial experts that also said that any effect would be short-term, two years at most?...Or is everyone forgetting that they all said that too?...


So one mistake and they become instantly untrustworthy? The mistakes of Boris Johnson, Nigel Farrage, and Michael Gove are a matter of record, so by that logic, shouldn't you inherently have distrusted them?

QUOTE(McBadgere @ Jun 24 2016, 08:48 AM) *

Also...When Georgia, Ukraine and any number of former communist countries want to become separate democratic nation states, "Free from the tyranny of Russia..."...Oh, and all them Arab countries wanting to become Democracies...Why does everyone cheer and encourage, but the instant we say we want out of an effective dictatorship, we're had a go at and told we're all a bunch of xenophobic extremists?...


When the Leave campaign was primarily built on immigration and taking back our sovereignty, then yes, that's the way it works. The Leave campaign failed spectacularly to make a proper argument against Europe, and instead relied on buzzwords and nonsense. For [censored]'s sake, Nigel Farrage actually ripped off Nazi propaganda as part of the Leave campaign

QUOTE(McBadgere @ Jun 24 2016, 08:48 AM) *

If the country is in so much [censored], then stop whinging about it and go do something about it...


Right, be cause it's not as though UK politics is dominated by wealthy individuals, anyone can get into it really easily...

QUOTE(McBadgere @ Jun 24 2016, 08:48 AM) *

We were completely stuck in Europe...We would have been ruined by the burden of having to build Spain's new road system...Or yet another airport they don't need, at least this way we can say we tried to fix us...


So Britain got absolutely nothing out of the EU? The benefits at no point outweighed the costs, and not one government since we entered the EU objected to that? Curious.

And that last part of yours presumes that politicians will deliver the fix that the country actually needs, but experience and history indicate otherwise.

QUOTE(McBadgere @ Jun 24 2016, 08:48 AM) *

Besides, in what is becoming a Federal Europe, ruled from one central place...What place would there be for our Monarchy?...Or is that something that you don't give a monkeys for, either?...


Actually, not only don't I give a damn about the monarchy, I'm opposed to the very idea of it. I see no reason why anyone should be held above the rest of us, for no reason other than the circumstances of their birth. It's an anachronistic throwback to a time where the rule of law was the Divine Right of Kings, and that kind of nonsense we're better off without.
Uleni Athram
Ice cream.
Callidus Thorn
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