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    Yeah, all those famous checks and balances that...

    Yeah, all those famous checks and balances that make American democracy so great aren't functioning so well are they?
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    Thanks for the replies, appreciate your views. ...

    Thanks for the replies, appreciate your views.

    Wiggin, I do in principle agree with your view. And I do realise that lacking the right papers or specific experience means you may start lower and...
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    Over here judges are, as far as I know, selected...

    Over here judges are, as far as I know, selected by other judges. Which has a whole set of different downsides. I'm not sure what the best way is to be honest (though I do think directly elected...
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    So I'm not exactly happy at my job lately and...

    So I'm not exactly happy at my job lately and need to decide by next month or so whether I'd like to stay or not. Been looking around for options, one is an agency who are pretty good in things like...
  5. Thread: UK politics

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    It would be an extremely stupid thing to lie...

    It would be an extremely stupid thing to lie about given that, you know, his name would be recorded in multiple pages. So I doubt it's true, but hey, if not we'll know soon enough.
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    I know, it wasn't posted in a hope he'd actually...

    I know, it wasn't posted in a hope he'd actually do that, more to show what a dishonest guy he is.
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    At least Lindsey Graham wants you to use his...

    At least Lindsey Graham wants you to use his words against him.

    https://youtu.be/QGerk0XRvLc
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    Called that in the US, maybe.

    Called that in the US, maybe.
  9. Thread: Brexit Begins

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    Thanks, wasn't clear to me from the title and i...

    Thanks, wasn't clear to me from the title and i didn't read the quote well enough, makes sense that a deal is indeed a bit more than your starting position.

    Although i am curious what the other...
  10. Considering one party says they will break...

    Considering one party says they will break international law and one doesn't, I'm going to need something better than the PM's speech to say it's not the UK who aren't acting in good faith. And even...
  11. I have to say, while I see your point about...

    I have to say, while I see your point about governments being able to change agreements from previous governments (though note that it can come with consequences), I am still puzzled why you're so OK...
  12. Thread: Brexit Begins

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    What is more reasonable about them? According to...

    What is more reasonable about them? According to the FT they are more strict, apparently, but I don't have a subscription so cannot read the article.
  13. Thread: Brexit Begins

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    It certainly can, but it should not assume it...

    It certainly can, but it should not assume it comes without consequences. Which can include arbitration resulting in hefty fines/ tariffs in worst case, plus you'd appear to be an unreliable partner...
  14. But remember, it's liberals who commit voter...

    But remember, it's liberals who commit voter fraud..
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    That's a weird stat to include then. ...

    That's a weird stat to include then.


    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/07/young-people-largely-behind-steep-rise-in-uk-covid-cases-hancock

    Apparently that is also going up, which is...
  16. Thread: Brexit Begins

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    To be fair, he did include a graph of percentage...

    To be fair, he did include a graph of percentage of positive tests which looks low and stable (data up to two weeks ago). Have to say it almost looks suspiciously low :p So if those numbers mean what...
  17. Thread: covid-19

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    Also keep in mind Belgium has much wider...

    Also keep in mind Belgium has much wider inclusion criteria for their numbers, so in reality there's a good chance the US already passed Belgium.
  18. Thread: covid-19

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    What a lot of people seem to forget is that a...

    What a lot of people seem to forget is that a large amount of patients who recover have long term issues like fatigue, lung damage, trombosis, etc., and that's on top of the general side effects of...
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    Isn't that just because if the records are...

    Isn't that just because if the records are released pending the appeal, that makes the appeal useless since you can't un-release the records? And therefore it'd be irreparable.
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    I guess not even 'all lives matter' to the police.

    I guess not even 'all lives matter' to the police.
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    I suppose Lewk would have preferred that the...

    I suppose Lewk would have preferred that the crowd chasing him would have just shot him. After all, they had good reason to think he's a criminal, and he's always extremely happy when suspects get...
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    Over here they weigh three standardized tests at...

    Over here they weigh three standardized tests at the end of high school 50/50 with regular exams over a period of up to three years (depends on what level you are), which gives an end result based on...
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    Sorry to hear, having a shitty manager sucks....

    Sorry to hear, having a shitty manager sucks. Hope he is out soon.

    My team lead has also just lead to one of my coworkers quitting, and while my department manager seems OK (he replaced my shitty...
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    What is his strong suit? Does he even have any?

    What is his strong suit? Does he even have any?
  25. Thread: covid-19

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    If a picture from your hallway puts your school...

    If a picture from your hallway puts your school in a bad light, maaaybe the picture isn't the problem.

    Meanwhile, cases keep rising fast here :sour:
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