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    My condolences to all in the UK with your new PM and all those that sink (sorry sail) with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    My condolences to all in the UK with your new PM and all those that sink (sorry sail) with her.
    Could be worse. An expat Scot as hied-off to Denmark ages ago might have returned for the job.

    Mind, your socialist wont? It would be Corbin you'd have to out-lie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    My condolences to all in the UK with your new PM and all those that sink (sorry sail) with her.
    Hang on - stop trolling!
    You don't fucking care and you're past fucking caring (to quote you a few times back awhile)

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    Hang on - stop trolling!
    You don't fucking care and you're past fucking caring (to quote you a few times back awhile)
    Not new . Not fucking caring is why he left Scotland for a whole country that doesn't fucking care but has great care for careless fucking for those who where past caring about fucking carefully to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    Hang on - stop trolling!
    Who is this troll? trolls.jpg

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    It is always the case when someone takes a place of membership in PM that they participate in a helpful manner. Posts based mostly in provoking another member can cross the line. A reminder is that we are here to take part in the Community and to focus on squabbling is not productive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    My condolences to all in the UK with your new PM and all those that sink (sorry sail) with her.
    Thank you and no thank you, get stuffed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinit View Post
    Posts based mostly in provoking another member can cross the line. A reminder is that we are here to take part in the Community and to focus on squabbling is not productive.
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw, now where's the fun in that?


    The above statement was intended as a joke and not to cause offence, upset POTUS supporters, troll or subvert the moderators authority.

    (Sami exits stage left uncrossing his fingers.)

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    I can only hope that the good people of the UK will get on with the results of the process both on the BREXIT decision and on the election of BJ. Pull together and show the world how it's done!

    Democracy isn't perfect, but it is a far sight better than ANY other option.

    Put your hearts and heads to it!

    At least show us here in America, divisive floundering has been the only show going for the past 11 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalG View Post
    At least show us here in America, divisive floundering has been the only show going for the past 11 years.
    ISTR it WAS a famous/notorious Brit who said that Democracy was OK - so long as it never quite worked?

    You think we've had grief the past half-century, (surely more than 11 years!) just think how much worse it wudda been if the arseholes on all sides actually agreed, rather than fought each other silly-useless!

    Both sides of the pond, of late on the silly-useless scorecard.

    Best we can hope for is the rascals go and use a different loo than working folk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalG View Post

    Democracy isn't perfect, but it is a far sight better than ANY other option.

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    How can a country's leader being chosen by approximately 0.35% of the electorate possibly be a democracy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    How can a country's leader being chosen by approximately 0.35% of the electorate possibly be a democracy?
    Academic/ rhetorical question?

    NEITHER the USA (a Federal Republic with democratic PRINCIPLES enshrined - or so we claim) nor the UK (a Parliamentary Monarchy, the claim as to a "constitution" coming up empty-handed) are the same animal as a "democracy".

    Thankfully. Not sure when last the UK could claim a Prime Minister was any more a "leader" than prime beef, anyway.

    A majority only means there are more-er. Not necessarily wise-er nor fair-er.

    Paris Commune was a socialist democracy. And there was a balls-up if ever was. For two months, was it?

    Guess we can deal with two months of that if it comes around again.

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    It is Boris. That has to be a tough job to take considering the Brexit issue. The EU will only offer what they have already offered if they are to be believed. OTOH It never looked like they would do anymore than applying all they can do to discourage anyone leaving. I hope it will resolve with less suffering than has happened so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinit View Post
    It is Boris. That has to be a tough job to take considering the Brexit issue. The EU will only offer what they have already offered if they are to be believed. OTOH It never looked like they would do anymore than applying all they can do to discourage anyone leaving. I hope it will resolve with less suffering than has happened so far.
    Tough road. Does have risks.

    But UK CANNOT get a better deal while still IN the EU. That simple.

    Now.. once OUT? Whole new game. Whole LOT of more creative, less restricted, scrambling to cut deals, and FAST - because NOBODY wins - EU least of all, Germany not-even - without deals.

    Second largest EU economy moves from inside the tent, pissing out, to outside the tent pissing in? Shit happens to reduce the pain, and fast.

    Britain still had the balls Maggie had (off whomever struck her fancy, some say), it wudda already happened.

    That poor Bore-us is the best they could find is not comforting, Brexit or anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalG View Post
    Democracy isn't perfect, but it is a far sight better than ANY other option.
    I think I could have been happy as a plains indian, or an iroquois, maybe a polynesian, certainly one of the people who lived in mesa verde, maybe in knossos or thebes, sparta had some things to recommend it, hawaii sounds ok, tahiti ... even transylvania maybe. Frau Blucher !

    This democracy fixation, I dunno. Most of the people we see in public life now are pretty much dipshits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    This democracy fixation, I dunno. Most of the people we see in public life now are pretty much dipshits.
    Too true. And on the "usual suspects" of social disease networks.

    Think on how much WORSE that could be if there weren't so many of the really REALLY weird ones who had the additional threat of an IQ in more than two digits so solidly tied-up ..."right here, on PM"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    How can a country's leader being chosen by approximately 0.35% of the electorate possibly be a democracy?
    A representative democracy still contains the essence

    Mob rule serves the minority a raw deal.


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