Lone Lurker

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    Lone Lurker reacted to Malthus in Children in need   
    The only children in need in the UK are the ones whose parents blow the benefits money on drink, drugs and bad tattoos
    More money will not change that 
    And I’m sorry but the rest of the world is not our problem 
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    Lone Lurker reacted to JoeDavola in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Got a bit more info tonight from a mutual friend of the ex-boyfriend of the girl from this story.
    Whereas I'd assumed she had been single a few months before dating the current boyfriend, she'd actually been 'friends' with him while she was still with her long term boyfriend, and had been mindfucking her boyfriend of 5 years who she was living with by going on about the new fella she was hanging out with who they both must have known was seducing her. She then dumps the long term boyfriend (dandy niceguy type) for the new fella (hulking rugby bouncer type), and the old boyfriend was devastated apparently. She then tried to get the boyfriend she'd just dumped to be her Beta Orbiter, which humiliatingly he agreed to for a while before wising up. So then six months in the new relationship she asks Joe Davola (emaciated computer programmer type) for a coffee while the current boyfriend is standing beside her....
    ....long and short of it is; I did the right thing by not texting her back.
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    Lone Lurker reacted to stokiescum in more benefits needed   
    the church owns huge tracts of land and many buildings in prime locations that are often under used,it should practice what it preaches
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    Lone Lurker reacted to One percent in more benefits needed   
    Dear god, from the piece
    The government says parents on benefits should face the same financial choices as those in work.  
    Remind me, what’s the point of working? 
    Oh and they should face the same choices. For those parents working, they have to juggle and pay for childcare. They also have to be separated from their young children. Meanwhile, the feckless get to do what they want all day. No pressure and not separated from their young children. 
    They should have the same financial choices.  What they mean is greater rights than the working sap working taxpayer. Again. 
    They can fuck right off. Sorry but this stuff makes me so bloody angry. 
    Again, what’s the point of working and doing the “right thing”? 
    /rant. 
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    Lone Lurker reacted to JackieO in Brexit constituencies with Remain MP's   
    More than 400 MPs were at odds with their constituencies over Brexit by backing Remain in an area that voted to Leave
    Anyone good at Excel?

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    Lone Lurker reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Trump's progress   
    It's porridge.
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    Lone Lurker reacted to null; in Children in need   
    I feel your pain, as does every other parent in the country.
    Donated?
    More like extracted.....
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    Lone Lurker reacted to maynardgravy in Children in need   
    Sack every presenter at the so called BBC and send the money saved to charity.
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    Lone Lurker reacted to Harley in Bye bye Treason May?   
    "International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told an event in Bristol: "We are not elected to do what we want to do, but to do what is in the national interest."
    What a truely pathetic comment.
    Do you really need to be told you are elected to represent the will of the electorate.
    How arrogant.  How wrong.  How frightening.
     
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    Lone Lurker reacted to The Masked Tulip in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Just talking with a friend and he raised the fake deal stuff. He said that he does nit think that politicians like May can comprehend how angry people are about this - very, very angry he said.
    He surprised me how he feels about it. Had a conversation that politicians like May see us all as populists now - which is their way of calling us all far right. But that populism rose up because the politicians are so in bed with the bankers, screwed us all over in 2009 re bailing out the banks, fucking our pensions and destroying savings... and our response is Brexit, is Trump, is the Italian government.
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    Lone Lurker reacted to One percent in Bye bye Treason May?   
    👍
    we should have walked away the very next day. The pain would be behind us now 
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    Lone Lurker reacted to SpectrumFX in Bye bye Treason May?   
    I've always had utmost confidence in the Tories ability to push their leader under the bus when required.
    That confidence is being sorely tested, but hopefully you're right and they're just making sure that they do it right. 
    If they can knock her out in one blow my faith will be fully restored.

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    Lone Lurker reacted to Southmartin in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Some cracking stuff by a guy called Barney Lane over on Quora. Here he explains Trade

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    For an institution that’s supposed to promote free trade, the EU’s record is appalling. Despite existing for nearly 70 years, it has failed to secure a free trade agreement with any of the world’s largest countries. Just contemplate that for one moment. The EU has existed for 7 decades. How many of the world’s top economies does it enjoy free trade with? None.
    No free trade deal with the USA.
    No free trade deal with Japan.
    No free trade deal with China.
    And let me ask you again, how long has it had to get one in place? Answer: nearly 70 years.
    The EU’s record on trade is quite outrageously terrible. The inherently conflicting interests that exist within such a large, diverse bloc have paralysed it. When 7 years of talks can be vetoed by Wallonia (a small part of Belgium), do you see how hard it is to agree a deal that pisses nobody off? Small countries like Switzerland, Chile and Singapore have all done better at securing good trade deals, than the EU. They have fewer special interests to appease.
    It gets worse. 40% of the EU’s trade deals don’t even include services. Again, for small countries like Switzerland, Chile and Singapore, over 90% of their trade deals include services.
    Now, if you’re primarily a manufacturing exporter, if your largest export market is France and if most of your trade is inside the EU, you might not care about any of the above.
    But that’s opposite to what the UK is. Most of our exports are outside the EU. Relatively speaking, we are a services exporter (the world’s second largest). Our largest national export market is the USA, a country with whom the EU has failed to secure a trade deal with, even after nearly 70 years.
    Compare that with Singapore. It has existed since 1965, yet in 2002 it signed a free trade deal with Japan and in 2003, it signed one with the USA. Singapore is a member of ASEAN, which in 2010 signed a free trade agreement with China. And (unlike the EU) the vast majority of Singapore’s trade deals include services.
    Now, some people glibly predict the UK’s post-EU trade deals won’t be “as good” as the ones it currently enjoys by virtue of its EU membership because the EU is this great hulking behemoth, while the UK is barely an amoeba. Really?
    There are several problems with this argument. One is, aside from questions of scope, free trade is basically free trade. Free trade deals are reciprocal. Access to one market in exchange for access to another. It’s not good or bad. The only question is what’s included and we’ve already seen the EU is quite bad at getting broadly based free trade agreements. Worse than several much smaller countries.
    Another problem with the argument is that it assumes you get some kind of leverage because of your size. Nonsense. If that were the case, the USA would have free trade deals with every country in the world, on extremely exploitative terms. But we know that’s not the case.
    The US obviously found it worth getting out of bed to deal with Singapore; a pipsqueak of a nation. Yet do we hear horror stories about an impoverished Singapore being horribly bullied around by big bad USA? We do not. The time-consuming part of negotiating trade deals is agreeing carve-outs, or departures from true free trade. If you believe in free trade, a simple, quickie deal is generally better than a big complicated one. It has fewer exceptions.
    No. Arguing that free trade deals can only be good if you’re big, is to misunderstand the nature of free trade. Free trade isn’t about leverage or outmuscling an opponent, it’s all and only about mutual advantage.
    Mutual advantage is something the UK offers in spades. It’s a huge market for imported manufactured goods and raw materials and is second in the world only to the USA in its finance, insurance and professional services. Its technology hubs in London and the M4-corridor, and scientific research hubs centred around its world-leading universities, are the strongest in Europe. In these areas, we outclass China, India, Japan and the EU-27 put together. We have win-win potential made in heaven. Yet today, we’re not even allowed to talk about it because our trade relations are determined on our behalf, by the EU!
    Now, as we’ve seen:
    it’s not all about size but even if it were, the UK is no minnow
    it’s all and only about mutual advantage
    The UK has ready-made potential for hand-in-glove relationships with some of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies; those exact same economies with which the EU has failed to agree terms, even after seven decades.
    For those reasons, I am quite confident in predicting that within years of departing the EU, the UK will have substantially better trade agreements than the EU ever succeeded in negotiating on our behalf, in its entire history.
    I mentioned above that the UK’s largest national export market is the USA. Now, guess what the EU27’s largest national export market is. Go on, what do you think it is? USA?
    Nope, it’s the UK. In a nutshell you see how — trade-wise — the UK’s and the EU’s interests are simply not aligned. Our largest market is not even in the EU, but the EU’s largest market, is us! This is the single fact that explains why the UK wants to leave the EU, but the EU wants the UK to change its mind. As a supporter of free trade, I’m happy that the EU has unfettered access to its most important national market. However, I’m not over the moon that the EU wants to stop us having unfettered access to our most important national market.
    Quite why some people still seem to think the UK is better off inside the EU leaves me baffled.
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    Lone Lurker reacted to Captain Cavey in I guess it must be warming up in the Algarve   
    Wow. Uncanny.
    Include pizza and that’s my perfect Friday night.
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    Lone Lurker reacted to Alonso Quijano in Bye bye Treason May?   
    The way the EU dictatorship is behaving and seeking to teach us a lesson, we might be better off spending the £39b on beefing up our military! 
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    Lone Lurker reacted to Long time lurking in Bye bye Treason May?   
    It was but they still took all the other harvests to the UK which left the Irish with fuck all 
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    Lone Lurker reacted to This Time in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Nobody had to starve though - Ireland was exporting plenty of food all throughout the famine 
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    Lone Lurker reacted to One percent in Bye bye Treason May?   
    I think he is wrong. He should have said Brussels is in charge.... and they are not negotiations. It is a surrender agreement. 
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    Lone Lurker reacted to One percent in Bye bye Treason May?   
    We?  I’m not imposing sanctions and I did not vote for the shower in parliament. #notinmyname 
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    Lone Lurker reacted to Libspero in NUS going bust   
    Surprised they’ve managed to go get in financial trouble seeing as they get subs from nearly every student who thinks it’s somehow mandatory.
    Genuinely fantastic news though,  they never reflected the views of the average student..  bunch of virtue signalling chancers the lot of them 
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    Lone Lurker reacted to The Masked Tulip in Bye bye Treason May?   
    It would be an economic blockade - an act of war. It would also show to millions of Europeans that they live in a dictatorship.
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    Lone Lurker reacted to wherebee in Bye bye Treason May?   
    This, or something like it, is not to be unexpected.
    The bureaucrats in Brussels have already shown willingness to sacrifice a whole generation of Europeans in Spain, Greece, Italy to unemployment and a lost lifetime rather than face reality and place the pain on their masters in Germany. They will HATE the UK for leaving, and will happily cause economic misery and death to anyone, as long as they can still enjoy their five star hotels and long lunches.
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    Lone Lurker reacted to One percent in THE REMAIN TRAP   
    Ooh ta. 
    Junkers isn’t on the list though. 
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    Lone Lurker reacted to Hopeful in Bye bye Treason May?   
    It's like getting out of a controlling relationship - you haven't yet met the next partner, you have no plan other than to set off for better new adventures.
    So, yes, goodbye and never look back, is fine for me.