Blast from the past - Brexit - Page 247
Close
Login to Your Account
Page 247 of 333 FirstFirst ... 147197237245246247248249257297 ... LastLast
Results 4,921 to 4,940 of 6660
  1. #4921
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Country
    SPAIN
    Posts
    3,669
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2083
    Likes (Received)
    1372

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    And with age brings experience and a healthy dose of cynicism which allows one to see through bullshit...

  2. Likes digger doug, camscan liked this post
  3. #4922
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Country
    DENMARK
    Posts
    3,513
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    4045
    Likes (Received)
    12642

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    And with age brings experience and a healthy dose of cynicism which allows one to see through bullshit...
    Old age brings bad things with it too as you are helping prove

  4. #4923
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    8,447
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    1253
    Likes (Received)
    5385

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    And with age brings experience and a healthy dose of cynicism which allows one to see through bullshit...
    Nah, you just get more worried about life, more scared of the future, more cautious about life in general. The temptation to look back at the " old days " as though they were a golden age becomes much stronger. They weren't.

    I'm as guilty as most in those respects but at least I'm aware of what's going on in my head. Lots of people my age aren't.

    Regards Tyrone.

  5. Likes Demon73 liked this post
  6. #4924
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Country
    SPAIN
    Posts
    3,669
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2083
    Likes (Received)
    1372

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    Old age brings bad things with it too as you are helping prove
    If I piss my pants, it's only through laughing...you have 25 years on top of me.
    edit - dammit, re-reading this it looks a bit harsh.
    Anyway, re-read all the shit you've just posted in the last couple of pages then!

  7. #4925
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Country
    SPAIN
    Posts
    3,669
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2083
    Likes (Received)
    1372

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    Nah, you just get more worried about life, more scared of the future, more cautious about life in general. The temptation to look back at the " old days " as though they were a golden age becomes much stronger. They weren't.

    I'm as guilty as most in those respects but at least I'm aware of what's going on in my head. Lots of people my age aren't.

    Regards Tyrone.
    Everything is subjective of course...My 'ol chap swears the '80's were the best times (not talking music )
    And I can agree from the point that house prices were just about affordable then and wages were a lot better to for the youngsters (and far more jobs available).
    My ex Mrs was earning 15k in 1991 (working as an operator in a machine shop), and our youngest is nearly earning that on a shitty day job now, all these years later. Although 15k back then isn't what 15k now is obviously.
    And all that's available in her area is that type of work or zero hr temp type contracts.
    And my 'ol chap could see the doctor in a couple of days back then too...

    I understand the more cautious in life bit - the older you get, the less years you have left to earn your life savings - so you don't want to put it all on red.
    Or black!

    Edit - another couple of things he said about "back then" interest rates at least kept up with inflation, so a few k in the bank at least earnt interest.
    And also it was still an economy with plenty of cash about (he was building trade).

  8. #4926
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Norfolk England
    Posts
    2,313
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2661
    Likes (Received)
    1735

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    Some posts are intended for discussion and thus comment. What your posts to mine are for has always been a mystery. Why the obsession? You don't get out much? Norwich? Can't blame you

    • “Alex Salmond will be made First Minister for Norwich, so he can get to understand what being ignored by the rest of the country is really like.” (Al Murray)

    • “A burglary was recently committed at Norwich City’s ground and the entire contents of the trophy room were stolen. The police are looking for a man with a yellow and green carpet.”

    • “Keep Britain Tidy – chop off Norfolk and Cornwall!” (Milton Jones)

    • “Apparently, Delia Smith offered to send the Norwich squad on an all expenses paid holiday to Florida, but they said they’d rather go to Blackpool so they could see what it’s like to ride on an open-top bus.”

    • “If you tell a girl you like her but she says, “I love you more like a brother”, suggest a weekend in Norfolk. Unless you’re from Norfolk, in which case it probably is your sister.” (Jimmy Carr)

    • “The FA had to step in to prevent Norwich’s latest sponsorship deal. They signed a mega new contract with the pet-food firm ‘Spillers’. An FA spokesman said that it would be fraud to have Norwich players with “Winnalot” on their shirts!”

    • “No more chestnut trees lining the streets of Norwich, in case the conkers fall on your head - as if that would make a difference, in Norfolk.” (Anne Atkins)

    • “I went to see the model village today in Great Yarmouth, but it was closed. Oh well, back to the big society.”

    • “Jill, what do you think about the pedestrianisation of Norwich town centre? I’ll be honest I’m dead against it. People forget that traders need access to Dixons!” (Alan Patridge)

    • “Everybody’s second team is Norwich because they play such entertaining football.” (Hugh Jackman)

    • “Did you hear about the new Norwich City bra? Lots of support but no cups.”

    • “I am used to having people point as I go by. Most shout, “Hey, look, it’s a Cosworth!” but in Norfolk they shout, “Hey, look, it’s a car!” (Jeremy Clarkson)

    • “A parrot that cries whenever Norwich City loses. When a friend of the parrot’s owner asks what happens when Norwich win the owner says: “I don’t know, I’ve only had it four years.” (Stephen Fry)

    • “A lot of flat landscape, the Wash, reclaimed land - these are things that Lond

    on doesn’t have and will never have.” (Steve Coogan)

    • “Question Time, tonight we’re in Norwich, let’s say hello to the audience. Look, men from magic picture box go speaky speaky.” (Frankie Boyle)

    • “Why do NASA send all their astronauts to King’s Lynn for training? Its the only place in the world devoid of atmosphere!”

    Of course I get out a lot,I don't have any Lego to play with. Mind you,unlike a certain jockvik, I am still awaiting my second childhood (or is it dotage you have entered)?
    Amongst all those quotes there was not one that was original,not old enough to think for yourself yet? Or perhaps your carer does all your thinking for you.

  9. #4927
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    New York
    Posts
    243
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    64
    Likes (Received)
    58

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    Everything is subjective of course...My 'ol chap swears the '80's were the best times (not talking music )
    And I can agree from the point that house prices were just about affordable then and wages were a lot better to for the youngsters (and far more jobs available).
    My ex Mrs was earning 15k in 1991 (working as an operator in a machine shop), and our youngest is nearly earning that on a shitty day job now, all these years later. Although 15k back then isn't what 15k now is obviously.
    And all that's available in her area is that type of work or zero hr temp type contracts.
    And my 'ol chap could see the doctor in a couple of days back then too...

    Edit - another couple of things he said about "back then" interest rates at least kept up with inflation, so a few k in the bank at least earnt interest.
    And also it was still an economy with plenty of cash about (he was building trade).
    This is part of the reason I believe the UK and the US are in the same conundrum with globalization. Just as governments toggle monetary tools like interest rates, or use regulations to reform different systems, there has been a one-way movement in terms of immigration/trade for quite a while now, and I think that needs a reset. I sympathize and agree with the people who say that the problem is about the rich not redistributing to the poor, but where I think they make a huge mistake is that immigration and trade go hand in hand along with that. It's been pretty shocking since 2016 to see left-wing people support neoliberal policy and get behind big companies they supposedly scorned before. When I read a comment like yours, it makes me believe we are overpopoulated, for example, and that is part of the problem.

  10. #4928
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Country
    AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    2,427
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    10
    Likes (Received)
    763

    Default

    The young are easily hoodwinked with glittering promises for their futures.....when you get to 60 ,youve seen all the politicians fine words turn into lies .........strange thing is Labour is supporting the EU ,when the multinationals have used the EU to crush the unions........of course Blair was also keen on crushing the unions ,so the "intelligensia" could controll the agenda........Socialism is no longer about the worker,its an alliance of opportunist politicians, anarchists,and drug addicts.

  11. #4929
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Country
    DENMARK
    Posts
    3,513
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    4045
    Likes (Received)
    12642

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by john.k View Post
    The young are easily hoodwinked with glittering promises for their futures.....when you get to 60 ,youve seen all the politicians fine words turn into lies .........strange thing is Labour is supporting the EU ,when the multinationals have used the EU to crush the unions........of course Blair was also keen on crushing the unions ,so the "intelligensia" could controll the agenda........Socialism is no longer about the worker,its an alliance of opportunist politicians, anarchists,and drug addicts.
    If the EU was as you claim why are unions strong in most EU countries? While it is true that union membership has gone down a little in EU countries then it isn't because of EU pressure.

    If you do some research you'll find that in most EU countries employers also have unions.

    How long have you lived in Australia?

  12. #4930
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Country
    DENMARK
    Posts
    3,513
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    4045
    Likes (Received)
    12642

    Default

    How many have thought about that not all present UK passports can be used (as in valid) if travelling to EU countries after November 1st.?

    Can you use your passport after Brexit? The new rules Brits must follow if UK leaves EU without a deal

  13. #4931
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Country
    AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    2,427
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    10
    Likes (Received)
    763

    Default

    The unions are still there ,the manufacturing unions are powerless ,and at the beck and call of the bosses...threat of factory closure one of the main EU ploys...........and G.B.C......I do live in Oz,have lived in UK on and off,and own two houses there..(one in Scotland)......and was recently there for a nieces wedding,and I might add ,the views of my cousins re Brexit make mine seem quite mild........funny thing is they dont like the refugee flood much either.

  14. #4932
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    New York
    Posts
    243
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    64
    Likes (Received)
    58

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    How many have thought about that not all present UK passports can be used (as in valid) if travelling to EU countries after November 1st.?

    Can you use your passport after Brexit? The new rules Brits must follow if UK leaves EU without a deal
    That sounds like a load of BS. In that case, the UK could say the same for EU member country passports. The reality is, as with most of the "no deal" hysteria, is that this sort of thing is highly, highly, highly unlikely to play out. The governments are not going to sit there and just allow those sorts of things to go on, and really no "deal" is needed to do that, just various simple legislation, many of which have already been put through Parliament, etc. All a "deal" is, in the sense they're talking about, is a bunch of various legislation. Hell, even the withdrawal agreement that is heralded as a "deal" - read through it. It's much more of an extension agreement than anything. There's nothing about what the future relationship will actually look like - it's only something preserving the current framework over a transition period laid out in the first of the document. I never hear this mentioned enough

  15. #4933
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Country
    ALAND ISLANDS
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    35
    Likes (Received)
    18

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by john.k View Post
    The young are easily hoodwinked with glittering promises for their futures.....when you get to 60 ,youve seen all the politicians fine words turn into lies .........strange thing is Labour is supporting the EU ,when the multinationals have used the EU to crush the unions........of course Blair was also keen on crushing the unions ,so the "intelligensia" could controll the agenda........Socialism is no longer about the worker,its an alliance of opportunist politicians, anarchists,and drug addicts.
    Wow! Socialists are drug addicts? Not trying to pick a fight 'cause I'm new here, but you don't seem to be very well informed about modern socialism or the several hybrid systems that have emerged in Scandinavia and in the US (think DSA).

    Regards,

    C. Peguy

    Sent from my SM-G530T using Tapatalk

  16. Likes Trueturning, Gordon B. Clarke liked this post
  17. #4934
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Country
    AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    2,427
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    10
    Likes (Received)
    763

    Default

    Im a member of a left wing organization...the NRA.

  18. #4935
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Country
    ALAND ISLANDS
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    35
    Likes (Received)
    18

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by john.k View Post
    Im a member of a left wing organization...the NRA.
    Brilliant!

    Regards,

    C. Peguy

    Sent from my SM-G530T using Tapatalk

  19. #4936
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Country
    AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    2,427
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    10
    Likes (Received)
    763

    Default

    And how are things in the Aland Islands,senor Peguy...........I say this this because all the other british socialists seem to live in Spain,where the weather is no doubt warmer than Aaland.......but ,not to worry ,for senor Trump is going to buy the islands ...........by the way,that is the Australia NRA,not the US one...The NRA here is run by gunowners ,not lawyers,like in the US.

  20. #4937
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Country
    ALAND ISLANDS
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    35
    Likes (Received)
    18

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by john.k View Post
    And how are things in the Aland Islands,senor Peguy...........I say this this because all the other british socialists seem to live in Spain,where the weather is no doubt warmer than Aaland.......but ,not to worry ,for senor Trump is going to buy the islands ...........by the way,that is the Australia NRA,not the US one...The NRA here is run by gunowners ,not lawyers,like in the US.
    I'm sorry, you have been misled. I regret to inform you that I reside neither in Spain , nor the Aland Islands. Heck, I don't even live in Arizona! Nope, I am a resident of Dallas, Texas. When I registered, I entered all of the data correctly. Alas, it was fucked-up by reason of computing confunction. Clearly, I should have reached-out to you for help in filling out the form.

    Thank God that you are keeping Australia safe for democracy through that august body, the NRA. May I suggest that you gather your firearms together immediately and discharge them all at once - at your head.

    Regards,

    C. PEGUY

    Sent from my SM-G530T using Tapatalk

  21. #4938
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Vt USA
    Posts
    6,804
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    748
    Likes (Received)
    2358

    Default

    [QUOTE=Charles Peguy;3406991]

    Thank God that you are keeping Australia safe for democracy through that august body, the NRA. May I suggest that you gather your firearms together immediately and discharge them all at once - at your head.

    Regards,

    C. PEGUY
    /QUOTE]

    That comment is uncalled for.

  22. #4939
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Country
    ALAND ISLANDS
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    35
    Likes (Received)
    18

    Default

    [QUOTE=CalG;3406994]
    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Peguy View Post

    Thank God that you are keeping Australia safe for democracy through that august body, the NRA. May I suggest that you gather your firearms together immediately and discharge them all at once - at your head.

    Regards,

    C. PEGUY
    /QUOTE]

    That comment is uncalled for.
    You may be right.

    Regards,

    C. PEGUY

    Sent from my SM-G530T using Tapatalk

  23. #4940
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Country
    DENMARK
    Posts
    3,513
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    4045
    Likes (Received)
    12642

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nyc123 View Post
    That sounds like a load of BS. In that case, the UK could say the same for EU member country passports. The reality is, as with most of the "no deal" hysteria, is that this sort of thing is highly, highly, highly unlikely to play out. The governments are not going to sit there and just allow those sorts of things to go on, and really no "deal" is needed to do that, just various simple legislation, many of which have already been put through Parliament, etc. All a "deal" is, in the sense they're talking about, is a bunch of various legislation. Hell, even the withdrawal agreement that is heralded as a "deal" - read through it. It's much more of an extension agreement than anything. There's nothing about what the future relationship will actually look like - it's only something preserving the current framework over a transition period laid out in the first of the document. I never hear this mentioned enough
    There's probably a lot you don't hear about.


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •