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Comment Re:Calling this brexit when it's not even happenin (Score 1) 161

In other words the EU was propping us up

That's not how over evaluating a currency works, so in a word, no.

the moment we decided to throw away that crutch the markets started treating us like the sick man of Europe that we are.

Saying that the markets are treating the UK as a "sick man" of Europe when the markets value the GBP value over USD is pure non-sense. I mean, really, if you want to compare a "sick man of Europe" as you put it, the value of BGN is half a USD.

Comment Calling this brexit when it's not even happening.. (Score 3, Funny) 161

I don't know, calling this "brexit" when it's not even happening is ridiculous. The are a couple of issues here. One, the pound has been overvalued for quite a while now, the uncertainty brought about recently has only sought to restore the pound to a more accurate valuation (although some economists feel that the valuation is higher than it should be still).

Unfortunately, the issue with uncertainty isn't brexit, but the result of politicians that aren't actually acting. The government is not doing a good job at showing certainty, article 50 hasn't even been executed by our government, so we and everyone else don't even know if we're even really leaving the EU or not. Brexit is simply leaving the EU and there is no progress since the elections, we're just stuck in limbo while politicians do anything but act. At this point, our politicians need to either start acting and declare we're staying in the EU or leaving, otherwise we're just going to ruin ourselves by staying in this stupid limbo.

Comment Re:Something's fishy (Score 1) 161

I run a small business, but I'm already way worse off because everything I import costs a fuck-ton more and I can't afford to just bump prices up accordingly when my larger competitors already have huge warehouses of stock and have the power of scale to have negotiated pricing agreements.

My business is doing a lot better because we export services rather than import.

All the OMG RED TAPE that supposedly comes from Brussels is a myth

You have absolutely no idea how much crap like the cookie policy cost massive IT projects.

and what few anti-small-business legislation exists is hardly likely to be removed by the prevent government, whose ear is deaf to all but the largest enterprises.

I'm skeptical of claims that the common fisheries policy, the common agriculture policy, the EU Environmental Policies as minor issues which large organisations had methods of working around would be unlikely to be removed considering that they also impact government departments significantly despite the fact the reasoning behind a lot of legislation behind is not beneficial and irregularly changes because of majority voting mechanisms that benefit the majority of countries that wish to exploit resources and enforce specific types of quotas that actually work against the goals of the policy groups.

Comment Re:Pretty sure I read this story last decade. (Score 0) 287

Under the right conditions, a "major hurricane" isn't required. Have we already forgotten Hurricane Sandy, the disaster which led a respected Republican to embrace a Kenyan?

I still have a problem calling a Cat 1 (did they ever reclassify it as 2?) Hurricane a "Superstorm". I mean, Andrew? Yeah, that was a super storm. Katrina? I suppose it could qualify although it was likely a Cat 3 when it hit....but a Cat 1 barely maybe Cat 2?

Nah..that's not what I'd call a super storm....

I hear "Sandy"...and I keep flashing back to John Travolta in the movie Grease....hehehehe...

Comment Re:we have always been at peace with the klingons (Score 1) 104

by inciting them to focus on largely irrelevant cultural distinctions.

Tell me about it...people are getting WAAAY too wrapped up on govt events, etc.

I mean, freakin' Kim Kardashian got robbed at gunpoint a couple weeks ago, and that has already faded from the headlines, and I've not even seen a glint of a 2-hour long tv movie or E! entertainment channel special devoted to this historic, earthshaking event...

C'mon people....get your values prioritized , won't ya???


Comment Re:Take my money, please! (Score 1) 20


I guess I'm one of the last 3 people on earth that never have had a FB account and still find pleasure of using cash for most of their least the ones in meatspace.

That being said, I do use an amazon store card (mostly) for amazon purchases that qualify for 6-24 mos interest free, or just pull cash out of my bank acct. which I did authorize them to do....

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