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    Frank Hovis reacted to swiss_democracy_for_all in Could Scotland end the low interest rates?   
    Yes, they could establish a rock-solid and as-fair-as-possible political constitution Swiss-style, and issue a hard-currency rival to the CHF, let's say the Scottish Franc, with it written into the constitution that political actions that will debase the currency are illegal. Within 20 years they could pay off any debts in the shitty Northern Lira sorry the GBP, as investments would rush into Scotland if they were wise enough.
    But of course they wouldn't - with Sturgeon and co in charge it would be the opposite, the Scottish peso, more Argentine-style than Swiss-style.
     
     
     
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from wherebee in Could Scotland end the low interest rates?   
    It would definitely be more creditworthy; ditto if NI or Wales left.
    They all have higher public spending and lower tax return per capita than the UK so without them the budget deficit would fall and might even reverse.
    That's factual.
    I don't however wish to see the break up of the union so for me it is a moot point.
    Your average worker in Scotland, NI and Wales isn't benefitting from this largesse though; it's all going on public sector salaries and the bennies mob. 
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Bricks & Mortar in Moggy scoots the SNP   
    Quick summary for anyone who doesn't click on random videos:
    SNP non-entity (with the "frog eyes" to which I have referred previously) surveys one man and his dog about regulating fireworks and they say "Yes" and "Woof".
    SNP non-entity thinks his moment of glory has come and worthily presents this as an important subject for debate.
    The Moggster stands up, says "No", and sits down again. End.
    SNP non-entity is upset and Tweets about it.
    It is then pointed out to him that regulation of fireworks is a devolved power so should be debated, if at all, in the Scottish parliament.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Straingone in Moggy scoots the SNP   
    Quick summary for anyone who doesn't click on random videos:
    SNP non-entity (with the "frog eyes" to which I have referred previously) surveys one man and his dog about regulating fireworks and they say "Yes" and "Woof".
    SNP non-entity thinks his moment of glory has come and worthily presents this as an important subject for debate.
    The Moggster stands up, says "No", and sits down again. End.
    SNP non-entity is upset and Tweets about it.
    It is then pointed out to him that regulation of fireworks is a devolved power so should be debated, if at all, in the Scottish parliament.
  5. Informative
    Frank Hovis got a reaction from King of Fools in Moggy scoots the SNP   
    Quick summary for anyone who doesn't click on random videos:
    SNP non-entity (with the "frog eyes" to which I have referred previously) surveys one man and his dog about regulating fireworks and they say "Yes" and "Woof".
    SNP non-entity thinks his moment of glory has come and worthily presents this as an important subject for debate.
    The Moggster stands up, says "No", and sits down again. End.
    SNP non-entity is upset and Tweets about it.
    It is then pointed out to him that regulation of fireworks is a devolved power so should be debated, if at all, in the Scottish parliament.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Van Lady in Moggy scoots the SNP   
    Quick summary for anyone who doesn't click on random videos:
    SNP non-entity (with the "frog eyes" to which I have referred previously) surveys one man and his dog about regulating fireworks and they say "Yes" and "Woof".
    SNP non-entity thinks his moment of glory has come and worthily presents this as an important subject for debate.
    The Moggster stands up, says "No", and sits down again. End.
    SNP non-entity is upset and Tweets about it.
    It is then pointed out to him that regulation of fireworks is a devolved power so should be debated, if at all, in the Scottish parliament.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Funn3r in Windrush   
    I'm sure that's not what I said and I am not a troll. I don't agree with newly-arrived people from outside the UK being allowed to claim UK benefits, having never paid in anything. This is however a stupid peculiarity of the way the benefits system works (other countries have a qualifying period first) and I don't know why the government doesn't fix that problem. Well I do know, it's because they are cunts and the present system suits them somehow.  
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Byron in Moggy scoots the SNP   
  10. Cheers
    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Sucralose Ray Leonard in Windrush   
    It was more a pop at Joanna Lumley demanding they be let in and then, with that done, swanning off back to her enormous house and leaving them to fend for themselves with taxpayer funding.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Virgil Caine in Windrush   
    I will wager that Lilly Allen and Gary Lineker will be happy with the U S election result though the end result is probably going to be putting in power the very people whose policies and actions made so many people in the Middle East into refugees. In fact what pisses me off about these hypocrital virtue signalling cunts is that they just want to lecture everyone how they should deal with the symptoms of the disease which they appear to be unwilling to do anything to cure.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Virgil Caine in Windrush   
    I would like a one for one system operating reciprocally between countries: one in one out.  The one out being a volunteer.
     
    If Lily Allen was genuine in her tears for the Afghan asylum seeker she met in Calais then she could then give him instant passage into the country by herself renouncing her British citizenship and moving to Afghanistan.
    If Joanna Lumley was so moved by the plight of retired Gurkhas then she could make places for them by her and her husband moving to Nepal.
    Similarly Gary Lineker could move himself and his family to Iraq in order to allow in a desperate Iraqi family.
     
    This would then all comprise genuine virtue rather than mere virtue signalling and I for one would applaud their selfless actions.
    The only problem is that none of them would do that in a million years.
    They don't care that much. 
    Obviously.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to maynardgravy in Nuclear incident - Lithuanians advised to stockpile food   
    If they're telling Lithuanians to stockpile, my local lidl will be empty in minutes.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Van Lady in Eco-Cretins   
    The elephant in the room just broke wind...

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from onlyme in Eco-Cretins   
    The elephant in the room just broke wind...

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Great Guy in Windrush   
    This is with what I take issue.
    It wasn't "the Germans" or "we" that invited them it was large corporations who didn't want to pay the wages that the locals wanted to, say, drive a bus.
    Immigration is always detrimental to existing workers.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Great Guy in Windrush   
    I would say that it's because you are within the same nation state and nobody objects to movement within the nation state (Covid19 excepted!) because there is no net addition.  If you're claiming benefits in SE England it costs no more than your claiming benefits in NW England.  If you take a house in the SE you've freed up one in the NW etc.
    There is also a blurring with people from the Irish republic where they get a pass because it's all the British Isles.
    There is also generally not an objection where there is fairly even reciprocal movement between countries as there is between Britain and the US or France for example.   A Yank here generally means a Brit there.
    The objection, and I think it reasonable, is to people coming in from countries where there is no such two way flow.
    There are vastly more people coming to Britain from the Middle East and Africa than vice versa so those immigrants are directly causing overcrowding and shortages because there isn't any, or only trivial, offset going the other way.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Great Guy in Windrush   
    I would like a one for one system operating reciprocally between countries: one in one out.  The one out being a volunteer.
     
    If Lily Allen was genuine in her tears for the Afghan asylum seeker she met in Calais then she could then give him instant passage into the country by herself renouncing her British citizenship and moving to Afghanistan.
    If Joanna Lumley was so moved by the plight of retired Gurkhas then she could make places for them by her and her husband moving to Nepal.
    Similarly Gary Lineker could move himself and his family to Iraq in order to allow in a desperate Iraqi family.
     
    This would then all comprise genuine virtue rather than mere virtue signalling and I for one would applaud their selfless actions.
    The only problem is that none of them would do that in a million years.
    They don't care that much. 
    Obviously.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Sucralose Ray Leonard in Windrush   
    Nah, not having that one. Gurkhas fought for this country. They didnt do it out of love for this country, but they did it. Id have one next door.
     
  20. Informative
    Frank Hovis reacted to DownwardSpiral in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    I think I have been a bit slow on working out the significance of the reorganisation of Supreme Court Justices to the different Circuits. Justice Samuel Alito oversees the 3rd Circuit which includes Pennsylvania.
    As I understand it Alito can unilaterally decide to grant the request to prevent completion of the certification until the Supreme Court makes a ruling on whether the decision to block the claim on timing issues was valid and if deemed to be invalid, then Alito can order certification to be halted until the merits and substance is ruled on by a lower court. That puts the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a difficult spot, they cannot delay because they will simply be timing themselves out, so they have to rule on the merits quickly. Once they have done so - and presumably once the case is thrown out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on the merits - Parnell et al can then apply to Alito again to prevent the certification until a decision is made on whether the SC will hear the case and if it is heard, until a decision is made on the substantive appeal before the SC.
    I believe the Supreme Court did something similar in Bush v Gore where they made an order to stop the Florida recount until the Supreme Court case was heard but the SC case was very close to December 14th, so Gore was effectively timed out and they couldn’t complete the recount.
    I really wouldn’t be surprised if some of the certifications get timed out and therefore no electors get sent for the state. Christ this election is a total mess.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to sleepwello'nights in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    I've been reading some articles from The Intercept. It is very critical of Trump but the articles do go into some depth and are not just orange man bad.
    One article is critical of Trump pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord (PCA). It is quite logical and lays out pertinent criticisms. Of course it never puts the other side of the story. After I'd read and digested it it struck me that they preferred the US to incur the costs of complying with the PCA, including the export of US jobs to China.
    It never occurred to the writer to consider the pollution that would be caused by Chinese production, probably greater than the pollution created from US producing the same products.
     
    https://theintercept.com/series/american-mythology/
    Part Seven: Climate Carnage
  22. Lol
    Frank Hovis reacted to Chewing Grass in The Presidential Election, Trump-Biden   
    Have a read of this in the Guardian, completely blows his argument in the first two paragraphs.
    Title: - Trump’s legacy is the plague of extreme lies. Truth-based media is the vaccine
    'if there’s anything we have learned from the lab rat experiment of the last four years, it’s that Donald Trump is entirely abnormal.'
    'all the evidence suggests he knows nothing worth knowing – Trump’s legacy is the toxic politics of lies: a permanent campaign of fabrications and falsehoods.'
    Well that was pretty level headed, unbiased and non-rabid.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/01/trumps-legacy-is-the-plague-of-extreme-lies-truth-based-media-is-the-vaccine
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from mh9000 in Has Coronavirus officially killed the housing market?   
    What I don't understand is why so many people who only own one house think that the price of it going up by 6.5% is a good thing.
    If it was gold or shares then you can sell some and realise the profits - buy a car, go on holiday - yes that's good news.
    You can't however sell some of your house (yes ok equity release but 'tis a very poor deal) and any house you may wish to buy when you sell your current house will also have gone up 6.5%.
    Once you have bought a house that's it; you own it.  Most people wouldn't consider STR (I wouldn't) so the only "benefit" of a rise is that you can say that you bought at the right / a better time.  Or rather that somebody on the salary you were then would not be able to afford it now.
    And why is that a good thing?
    There is a real lack of critical thinking here.  If you have children then house prices going up means that they can't buy therefore a bad thing.
    If you don't have children then you're living in the house until you pop off at which point you're not going to care what it is then worth.
    I accept on one level that I can say I bought a house for £XXXk and it is now worth 125% £XXXk so aren't I clever but as I can't take any benefit from that 25% rise then what good has it actually done me?
    I'm 25% £XXXk richer but I can't get at it to spend it.  In that case in what sense am I richer?
    You can't sell a house as you could a classic car, fancy watch, or antique because you are living in it.
    It's only ever paper wealth: you personally will never see that money.
    Its like having a notional valuation on your feet.  "My feet were worth £200k ten years ago but now they're worth a cool million!".
    Unless you intend to chop off your feet and sell them then the value is irrelelvant.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from steppensheep in Windrush   
    This is with what I take issue.
    It wasn't "the Germans" or "we" that invited them it was large corporations who didn't want to pay the wages that the locals wanted to, say, drive a bus.
    Immigration is always detrimental to existing workers.
  25. Agree
    Frank Hovis got a reaction from steppensheep in Windrush   
    I would say that it's because you are within the same nation state and nobody objects to movement within the nation state (Covid19 excepted!) because there is no net addition.  If you're claiming benefits in SE England it costs no more than your claiming benefits in NW England.  If you take a house in the SE you've freed up one in the NW etc.
    There is also a blurring with people from the Irish republic where they get a pass because it's all the British Isles.
    There is also generally not an objection where there is fairly even reciprocal movement between countries as there is between Britain and the US or France for example.   A Yank here generally means a Brit there.
    The objection, and I think it reasonable, is to people coming in from countries where there is no such two way flow.
    There are vastly more people coming to Britain from the Middle East and Africa than vice versa so those immigrants are directly causing overcrowding and shortages because there isn't any, or only trivial, offset going the other way.
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