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by kingofdreams
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 108
Views: 12170

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

I wonder how many ballots have to be seized before whats counted can't be taken as representative as what was voted.
by kingofdreams
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 10622

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

In 2015 they underestimated the conservative performance by 22 but in 01, 05 and 10 they nailed it exactly

https://twitter.com/FraserNelson/status ... 00/photo/1
by kingofdreams
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204167

Re: Trump presidency

mays backed khan but there will be no repercussions. atlanticism is bigger than one man-shaped knot of contradictions separation from reality. no matter how poorly aimed and conceived his rants are.
by kingofdreams
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Not in the habit of defending 'tax havens' (although numerous still Eu members seem to have very similarly engineered economies) but Gibraltar claims to be in full compliance with Eu regulations and appears to be a net economic benefit to Cadiz especially given the number of Spaniards it employs. I ...
by kingofdreams
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

willfully attempting to tank the Gibraltarian economy does not feel reasonable
by kingofdreams
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

it does suggest a rarely seen honest cynicism from the eu. not caring about the facts of the matter so much as backing their super awesome club member regardless of merit. also doesn't spain have a number of exclaves in morocco and a portuguese city to give back while we're on this issue? How about ...
by kingofdreams
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204167

Re: Trump presidency

the commissioned NORC study suggests that a broad recount of all disputed ballots statewide (as opposed to the 4 counties Gore was after, and not just limited to the 'undervotes' the supreme court ordered), would have found Gore won.
but that might be besides the point
by kingofdreams
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204167

Re: Trump presidency

I can believe the Bush-era torture program would pale in comparison to Trumps. It doesn't mean it was any less a betrayal of what were supposed to be American values, nor that it didn't undermine American credibility world wide. If one had a mind to one could say it normalized the behavior so as to ...
by kingofdreams
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204167

Re: Trump presidency

John Bercow just nixed the possibility of trump addressing parliament during his state visit.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-38884604
by kingofdreams
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204167

Re: AGA?

'AminoCaproicAcid' shit i ducked up
by kingofdreams
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704053

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

evangelicals aren't the only ones who get to evangelize but secularists rarely form cohesive voting blocks. christian persecution in the u.s. seems largely anecdotal
by kingofdreams
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

i'd first assumed it was a sarcastic retort to whatever officiant lauded the eu as the winner in the medals table. my enduring naivete may be my best feature
by kingofdreams
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

UK scientists dropped from EU projects because of post-Brexit funding fears But, you know, the Remain campaign was purely scaremongering :roll: as in much of what are gradually becoming our formerly joint institutions there is a touch of spite/personal advantage but then I guess thats academia for ...
by kingofdreams
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

Fractal_Tangent wrote:I'm a fucking dual national. If you lot vote in Trump. I will not even.


me too! high five!

is what I would have said if all components of my identity didn't find new and interesting ways to limbo under the collective bar of sanity
by kingofdreams
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

To be trite, the scapegoat for globalization in most of the uk is brussels, in scotland its london.
by kingofdreams
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

Sweet moderation. Heart of this nation. Desert us not. We are between the wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjUA3RU4B8E
by kingofdreams
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

lambeth
67% turnout ~79% remain
wandsworth
71% turnout ~75% remain

10 points over projections

maybe london and scotland should form a more perfect union, theres a beautiful irony in this alliance
by kingofdreams
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

yes I think the fairest thing would have been to have extrapolated from the one data point and call the whole thing off
by kingofdreams
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

I knew I didnt like sunderland
by kingofdreams
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

to a degree many political acts of import can be seen as world changing because of the notion that we are at the end of history

but this is deeply harrowing
by kingofdreams
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 44139

Re: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting

i think your proportions are a little off

US is 4.4% of world population

.91 % of us population is in jail

muslims are about .8% of population but maybe 11% of jail population? alot of those as have been mentioned jailhouse conversions

source : pew report
by kingofdreams
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

even with the histrionics and increasingly unhinged rhetoric I really didn't think things had deteriorated to this point

edit: of course he seemingly had mental health problems so maybe they haven't
by kingofdreams
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

for your consumption
I don't know how well the sites touted (I consume a shockingly shockingly small amount of popular media)

but I found
https://fullfact.org/

to be fairly impartial

edit: forum search found this already posted in 'angry natterings' still it feels appropriate here
by kingofdreams
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

support for remain has dropped from 66-29 to 59-32. Will be interesting to see if scotland remains convincingly europhilic (interesting in an 'oh dear god why?' kind of way). not entirely sure sturgeon would carry the snap referendum. a second negative might send her hopes the way of quebec, I would...
by kingofdreams
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13947
Views: 1882325

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Sure, but I advise you not to say that if you visit either of those countries. To be honest I'd prefer us to just have a UK team, it would make the country (the UK) feel more unified - less rivalry between England and Scotland for example. amen theres already plenty sufficient tribalism in the post...
by kingofdreams
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

supposedly football supporters trend overwhelmingly towards supporting brexit. Although there was a recent poll in which fans were asked 'which result do you prefer, winning the euro or your result in the referendum?' England voted 9-1 in favour of the referendum and wales was evenly divided. edit: ...
by kingofdreams
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106504

Re: British EU referendum in June

Grop wrote:'I don't particularly hate the UK'


aww I feel the glowing warmth of pan-European fraternalism
by kingofdreams
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 27572

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

Is seeking religious war in any context rational (outside of the usual insanity it takes to seek out conflict)? Within the multicultural west or on the world stage in what possible scenario could they win?
by kingofdreams
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 27572

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

The next issue of Charlie Hebdo will be published with over 10 times its circulation, though it will be half the size.
by kingofdreams
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 27572

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

Image

edit: theres an awful lot of cartoonist response
by kingofdreams
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 27572

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

Hamyd Mourad (the one from Reims), has surrendered to cops.
by kingofdreams
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 27572

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

Then rather than say that they are acting irrationally and immorally, contravening the teaching of islam in a manner that seems devoid of sense. I will say that murder with motive is still murder, and that killing to protect a progenitor, whose visual representation is anathema principally to stop i...
by kingofdreams
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 27572

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

Studios and publishers and the like will act to mitigate risk and loss, but if the objective was to prevent such work from occurring in the future, I don't know if the reactionary violence to the Danish cartoon was a success. It may have been in the form of dissociated internet based anonymous parod...
by kingofdreams
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 27572

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

quite frankly I didn't notice your earlier issue with the use of the term psychopath. I used it initially in its connotative vernacular my apologies to anyone else who takes issue with it but maybe we could gather our attention back to the topic rather than if the innocent technical misuse of a term...
by kingofdreams
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 27572

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

this defense of the prophet smacks of a thin veneer of hypocrisy plastered over the same sort of psychopathy that prompts the deranged to shoot up movie-theaters Assuming you are talking about James Eagan Holmes, I'll say again, the world is more complex than psychopath or not. And if you want to t...
by kingofdreams
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 27572

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

Violence against satirists is surely self-defeating, all this has done is exacerbated islamophobia and spawned a whole bunch of other licentious 'blasphemy' this defense of the prophet smacks of a thin veneer of hypocrisy plastered over the same sort of psychopathy that prompts the deranged to shoot...
by kingofdreams
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spread
Replies: 46
Views: 8692

Re: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spr

Not with a bang but with a whimper
by kingofdreams
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spread
Replies: 46
Views: 8692

Re: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spr

come to think of it, I'm sure there are Hong Kong residents who learned to speak mandarin as their first language, but it does seem to have entered protestor rhetoric. maybe a regional accent is distinctive even among native speakers Additionally, it appears the local authority is arresting certain ...

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