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by kingofdreams
Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spread
Replies: 46
Views: 11872

Re: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spr

Or alternatively we could have a bunch of separatists with nukes but this is straying off topic. The until now peaceful and self-regulated protests have been disrupted by counter-protesters supposedly Mandarin speaking mainlanders (and thus identifiable by accent), bused in as opposed to the native ...
by kingofdreams
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spread
Replies: 46
Views: 11872

Re: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spr

I'm torn behind the desire to see the UK in particular for symbolic purposes and the US as a practical necessity to take a public stance on this now rather then retroactively react with disapproval when it all goes pear shaped, but am afraid it'll just result in china capitalizing on it as foreign i...
by kingofdreams
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

resolution was supposed to be in place friday, it is in fact going to be submitted monday, does that constitute a broken promise?
by kingofdreams
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

Hopefully this will be the death-knell for the referendum of the UK's place in the EU. Despite the win I can't see Cameron surviving this. Really? I don't see how he can possibly lose the next general election. He has no viable competitors. The man of the hour would appear to be Gordon Brown. Hes w...
by kingofdreams
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

Hopefully this will be the death-knell for the referendum of the UK's place in the EU. Despite the win I can't see Cameron surviving this.
by kingofdreams
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

your cynicism warms my cockles i think theres a little more sense about the government than its given credit for, if they don't want to revisit this issue in a decade they're going to have to push for meaningful reform now, and broad consensus amongst the talking heads suggests a push for federaliza...
by kingofdreams
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

well reform time!
lets get some decentralization up in this piece.
by kingofdreams
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

Its frustrating how the councils are coming in with growing population, 5 councils all for union, and then dundee comes along and almost sets it back to 0
by kingofdreams
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

officially no exit polls are allowed

you gov thinks it 54-46 in favor of the unionists

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/sco ... dence-vote
by kingofdreams
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

sigsfried wrote:
If an independent Scotland allowed such a referendum to be conducted, which it won't.



You would appear to disagree with the SNP MEP for rural affairs on that point
by kingofdreams
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

How have we gone 300 years without coring?


edit: polls closed
by kingofdreams
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

bigglesworth wrote:I've suddenly realised how closely Great Britain's history is mirroring what happened to Denmark over this century,


As a 'Europa Universalis' Player this made me cringe
by kingofdreams
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

if by feelings you mean the existential threat to it and other EU members, including notably the seat of governance then I guess if we're very lucky/unlucky we'll find out soon enough.
by kingofdreams
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

welcome to realpolitk calling it unfair doesn't circumvent the issue anyway uk is the successor state its not splitting up into scotland and something else, scotland is seceding from the union, that union is a member of the European Union, there is no precedent for this with regards to the eu. Altho...
by kingofdreams
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

they still don't have a central bank, and won't be admitted unless the conditions for entry are appended by universal consent, however viable scotlands economy might be in the long term
by kingofdreams
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

point made but that distinction certainly doesn't seem to matter to their MSPs and that is hardly the internationally accepted condition for seccession if the scottish referendum can be held as a model to catalonia and flanders etc as is receiving so much attention, why not the northern islands? the...
by kingofdreams
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/GettingInvolved/Petitions/islandgroups The above doesn't get a whole lot of press. The SNP historically performs poor in the area to the advantage of the libdems, the inhabitants of the area see their heritage Scandinavian not Scottish, and the Scottish parliament a...
by kingofdreams
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

If the union does break up it will be interesting to see how long it takes for the disaffected to start talking about out of touch Hollyrood and Edinburgh elitists.
by kingofdreams
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

Whatever perceived imbalance there is may be in danger of being overcorrected. I would like to see a greater push for decentralization for regional government in the north and midlands of england as a result of this just to forestall the 'some of us seem more equal than others issue,' and hopefully ...
by kingofdreams
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

And if we're a net drain on the UK treasury, like Westminster is claiming, why aren't they wishing us on our way while they pocket the profits from not supporting us anymore? That would be the question being addressed, concerns other than profit seeking. No one is insisting that scotland will fail,...
by kingofdreams
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40520

Re: Scottish Independence

Illiander wrote:
Anyone have an answer for that?




Mayhaps rUK government isn't the strawman caricature the secessionist movement has built their political currency out of.
by kingofdreams
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Falklands versus the Malvinas
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: The Falklands versus the Malvinas

Whats unfortunate is how president Kirchner (and seemingly the vast majority of the opinionated masses in Miami), are construing this as some form of unifying Latin American issue.
by kingofdreams
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0972: "November"
Replies: 131
Views: 57091

Re: 0972: "November"

I would have thought its been recycled enough to be considered fair-use.
by kingofdreams
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Leeeet yoooouuuur loooooove grooooowww taaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllll...
by kingofdreams
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

1500-1600 GRE I'm going to go burn some books now.
by kingofdreams
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Nothing is quite as aggravating as other people finding amusement in their own willful idiocy. This is especially true when such could easily avoided with only the smallest bit of consideration on their part (such as managing to get up before goddamn midday), and the consequences of such are you bei...
by kingofdreams
Wed May 04, 2011 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Someone needs to splice together House and Star Trek to streamline my television watching experience.
by kingofdreams
Wed May 04, 2011 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1768137

Re: Today I Learned

It seems increasingly likely that most people suck at their jobs.
by kingofdreams
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

dabadeedabadie-dabadeedabadie-dabadeedabadie-dabadeedabadiedabadeedabadie
by kingofdreams
Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

I assume a meteoric rise in my citation after I change my name to al.
by kingofdreams
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

my friend Catherine has some sort of skin rash on her leg thats getting worse, I'm going to take her to the vet wednesday
by kingofdreams
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

don't try to out-weird me, I get stranger things free with my breakfast cereal
by kingofdreams
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

someone needs to get on making a soap that smells like playdoh
by kingofdreams
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

I need a favor from you guys, at 9 pm I'm going to post again and say whether or not I got a suitable quantity of work done. You all need to be suitably disappointed in me if I don't.
by kingofdreams
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

little old ladies shouldn't use the term 'blow your wad'
by kingofdreams
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

excel sheets slowly drain the life out of you
by kingofdreams
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1768137

Re: Today I Learned

The world is quite vivid when you wear your glasses (everyone has terrible skin though byebye self-consciousness).
by kingofdreams
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue

Silence you naughty lady of the night!
by kingofdreams
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9345268

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue

Touch me
It's so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me
You'll understand what happiness is
Look
A new day has begun
by kingofdreams
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointment)
Replies: 206
Views: 20807

Re: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointme

The sudden interest my dad took in me is ebbing. I wish I knew if I was letting people down or just doing my best like everyone else, I'm so very tired with the whole business of living.

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