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by The Jester
2018-12-24 05:29am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stocks likely to have their worst December since the Great Depression.
Replies: 38
Views: 7683

Re: Stocks likely to have their worst December since the Great Depression.

20 years ago we had a chance to get out of it without a depression. But instead of letting things reset to something stable & sustainable, we blew more fucking bubbles and kicked the can down the road. 2008 was our last chance to get off with a quick depression and reset without too much long term ...
by The Jester
2018-12-17 08:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Juubi Karakuchi wrote:
2018-12-17 11:29am
Well he has, sort-of.
Yeah. Sorta. The thing is he doesn't actually want power right now. No one does.
by The Jester
2018-12-14 09:02am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

I dare Corbyn to try it!
by The Jester
2018-12-14 02:58am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

There's no better deal to negotiate. It's a technical withdrawal and bound by the EU's international legal obligations (what trading under the WTO actually means) and the requirement to maintain the integrity of the single market. Regardless of how bad it is for the EU (and it's certainly not roses,...
by The Jester
2018-12-12 11:37am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Looks like May has sufficient support. Which isn't that surprising. Nobody really wants to take the helm at this point to actually put in the amount of effort needed to take over.
by The Jester
2018-12-12 07:30am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Sigh. It's like holding a mutiny when the ship is already sinking.
by The Jester
2018-12-07 10:31am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Brits are stockpiling? :shock: Wow. Just wow. The treaties shall cease to apply. Imagine The Purge. Only it's not about laws that apply between individuals within a country, but rather the treaties that govern behaviour between countries. That's what this is. Except this isn't a 24 hour affair.
by The Jester
2018-12-03 09:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Okay. So I've checked my accounts and my business derived about 5% of its revenue from the UK for 2018. Believe me when I tell you that this is not something about which I want to be correct because I will be negatively impacted by the consequences. And yes, an extension would certainly be a lot bet...
by The Jester
2018-12-02 08:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

That said, there's no guarantee that the whole country, or even a majority, will unite behind it. The alt-right is trying to establish unity on the basis of 'we are white and not Muslims' but not all white people will accept it. Like I said, I certainly don't disagree that there will be attempts at...
by The Jester
2018-12-02 09:30am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Perhaps in my immense cynicism, I'm still too optimistic. But even though I agree they will attempt to scapegoat others, it's difficult to imagine an effective way to blame actual border friction from "taking control of the borders" as being someone else's fault. Or the US objecting to the UK's trad...
by The Jester
2018-12-02 12:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

I started doing that two years ago. Everyone thought I was a paranoid nut at the time. I kind of wish they still did. Stay safe, Zaune. I increasingly think that for the Neo-Fascists, collapse is the point. Bring ruin to the UK, blame it on foreigners and leftists, then use the crisis to justify fa...
by The Jester
2018-11-29 09:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

It is almost certain that the UK is about to crash out. While there is sufficient time in theory to organise a people's vote, in practice, legislative processes are not fast enough to push it through. Especially when you have madmen in the processes perfectly willing to derail it however possible. I...
by The Jester
2018-11-17 02:44am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Kicking everything back 2 years is hardly the best strategy, but it's certainly better to have 28 months to try and sort things out rather than 4 as long as evertyhing doesn't get ignored for a year or two and then everyone panics at the last minute. The two year period originally given since thing...
by The Jester
2018-11-15 08:18pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

It's all kicking off: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-46200010 Resignations, possible leadership contest. Gove tipped to take over Brexit but only if he gets to renegotiate the deal. All Kinds of stupid, who is there that wants to take her place with this amount of time to go? May liter...
by The Jester
2018-11-14 10:31pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

It's not so much a deal as a delay of disaster. There's still no solution for what happens when 2021 rolls around and all treaties cease. So much work would need to be done just to get them back to where they are now, it'd be the equivalent of writing a dissertation during an all-nighter. Assuming t...
by The Jester
2018-11-12 11:57am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Future of brick and mortar stores
Replies: 38
Views: 17978

Re: Future of brick and mortar stores

Oh, I know that's very much something that's growing in the US. One curiosity is that a REIT would rather have a location unoccupied than reduce rent. How that plays out over the long-term, it's hard to say. Perhaps most strip malls just become unattractive for real estate investment as money flows ...
by The Jester
2018-11-12 11:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

"Car crash" is too gentle a term for the colossal forces about to come into play. I'd want to say it's more like an interaction between an iceberg and an ocean liner but that may be underplaying it still. The stark reality is that some of the numbers are so large, you don't know whether an issue wil...
by The Jester
2018-11-11 08:45am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Future of brick and mortar stores
Replies: 38
Views: 17978

Re: Future of brick and mortar stores

Along these lines, don't forget that there are certain markets where the shopping can be a fundamentally social act rather than economic. Game stores are the main one that I can think of, at least as long as tabletop games, card games, and the like are still a thing. Of course, it'll start transiti...
by The Jester
2018-10-24 11:44pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Bombs Mailed To Obama, Clinton, and CNN Building
Replies: 56
Views: 8438

Re: Bombs Mailed To Obama, Clinton, and CNN Building

aerius wrote:
2018-10-24 10:29pm
Holy christ your postal system is even more broken than I thought it was. It was already bad back when I was working in Postal/Customs and dealing with the US side every day, but it sounds even worse now than it was back then.
Be kind. It's still not Italy. :wink:
by The Jester
2018-10-17 09:02am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

More an issue of where you going to move them afterwards.
by The Jester
2018-10-16 08:56pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

But do we actually have the option to stay in the EU now? My understanding of the EU's position at the beginning of this was that applying to leave was not reversible because if it was it would give the UK a stronger bargaining position if we didn't get a better deal than we currently had we could ...
by The Jester
2018-10-15 09:01pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

At least one moderately well-respected journalist thinks there's a high-level conspiracy to use the No-Deal omniclusterfuck as a Reichstag Fire moment and ram through a lot of emergency powers. ( Source. ) Personally, I lean more towards the simpler explanation that the Conservative Party are only ...
by The Jester
2018-10-14 10:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Double post.
by The Jester
2018-10-14 10:58pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

SNIP Project FEAR MARK 2.0 Took longer than I thought, only now has the news cottoned on to this fact. The UK government was specifically delaying the release of their own advisories. Likely to delay people from going, "Hang on a second..." Now the strategy appears to be, "No, no, no, no. It'll all...
by The Jester
2018-10-09 09:54pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 224292

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

The essay brings the words "Mission: Accomplished" to mind. But that's not a myth. Nor that far back.