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Brexit
#21
Duchess, you will be OK:

http://deadline.com/2016/06/game-of-thro...201778275/
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#22
(06-25-2016, 12:38 PM)OnBendedKnee Wrote: Duchess, you will be OK:


Whew. So relieved to know. This could have been catastrophic. Thanks, honey.
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#23
No problem. It's what I do.

Any chance you also watch Homeland or Bloodline?
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#24
(06-25-2016, 12:54 PM)OnBendedKnee Wrote: Any chance you also watch Homeland or Bloodline?


No, I can count on one hand the number of shows I watch -

I'm a news junkie, not as bad as I used to be though.

Football

Game of Thrones

TURN: Washington's Spies
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#25
Understood. You're probably better off for it.
I've heard, "TURN" is excellent. It's now on my watchlist.
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#26
Yeah but that optimistic view doesn't account for the drastically devalued British pound, the imminent explosive inflation, and the ripples in the world economy. Not to mention the huge raises the cast is supposed to be getting. Could spell financial disaster for GoT. #wetblanketdonovan #funatparties #butnotwrong
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#27
(06-25-2016, 01:09 PM)Donovan Wrote: Yeah but that optimistic view doesn't account for the drastically devalued British pound, the imminent explosive inflation, and the ripples in the world economy. Not to mention the huge raises the cast is supposed to be getting. Could spell financial disaster for GoT. #wetblanketdonovan #funatparties #butnotwrong


Buzzkill!
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#28
(06-25-2016, 01:06 PM)OnBendedKnee Wrote: Understood. You're probably better off for it.
I've heard, "TURN" is excellent. It's now on my watchlist.


I'm not opposed to television, it's just that it's hard for me to sit still and watch quietly. Outside of football most of my watching is done at the end of the day when I'm too tired to be fussin' around.

When I first started watching TURN I only did so to appease someone. He said, check it out, you'll love it. I only did it as a courtesy but he was right, I think it's awesome.
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#29
New British Prime Minister

So, former London Mayor (and Donald Trump-alike) Boris Johnson, as the key politician pushing Brexit, grossly misled the public about how much the UK contributed to the EU administration and about the number of restrictions the EU placed on the UK.

When the exit was unexpectedly supported by the majority of voters, Johnson shocked a lot of Brits by saying "see ya". He announced that he wasn't interested in running the country after all and he's been skewered by Brits who feel betrayed. But........Johnson still managed to nab a column in the Telegraph.

And, the other major proponent of Brexit and public favorite for a PM candidacy - Nigel Farage - announced shortly after the vote that he will step down as the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and he's not interested in running the country now either.

"I've done my bit to get Britain out of the European Union and now I want my life back", Farage announced. So...off he went to run his big business ventures and appear at celebrity events.

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But, never fear, experienced Conservative Party politician ^ Theresa May threw her hat in the ring, was approved by Parliament, and is expected to be formally green-lighted as the UK's new PM by the Queen tomorrow.

May's compared to Angela Merkel (German PM) and Hillary Clinton (US Pres candidate) by some, in that she's highly experienced in politics, stays focused and gets things done, and isn't considered particularly charismatic or beloved by the people.

May's bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_May
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#30
So, Theresa May was sworn in today as British Prime Minister, the second woman to hold the position.

In the British press, she's been compared often to former British PM Margaret Thatcher for her no-nonsense conservative views.

She appointed Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary, which apparently surprised a lot of people, considering the controversy over his Brexit claims and his flamboyant style. Should be interesting...

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog...itics-live
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#31
Why did Cameron resign? Am I missing something here. Or are the Limey politicians just quitters? Was he forced out?
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#32
(07-13-2016, 09:19 PM)Maggot Wrote: Why did Cameron resign? Am I missing something here. Or are the Limey politicians just quitters? Was he forced out?

If I remember correctly, he said he would resign if they won the vote to get out of the EU.
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#33
A man of his word then.
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#34


I saw someone say Boris Johnson referred to Obama as a pickaninny. What is he, the UK's version of Donald Trump?
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#35
Is he an American?
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#36
(07-13-2016, 09:27 PM)FAHQTOO Wrote:
(07-13-2016, 09:19 PM)Maggot Wrote: Why did Cameron resign? Am I missing something here. Or are the Limey politicians just quitters? Was he forced out?

If I remember correctly, he said he would resign if they won the vote to get out of the EU.

He was also a very vocal opponent of leaving the EU, and took it As a personal rejection of his own positions when his side lost. Then there's the matter of his desire not to have to deal with the economic mess it created, being that he already was pretty wildly unpopular. It was the British Parliament version of "screw you guys, I'm going home."
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