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    lol towards the idea that anyone can still see GG as having any actual merit to it
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    People over here are already panicking. Government has announced screening procedures at airports, even though behind closed doors they've basically admitted this is for political reasons more than...
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    Oh god, our populist xenophobia party has its first MP and it's set up to get more. There's been a degree of panic amongst my friends over this, because this is a party entirely geared around 'we...
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    Bingo.

    The point of international human rights legislation is to provide a limit on what one country's national government can do in terms of a baseline for human rights. That's the whole point.
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    We always did have that petty rivalry. But yeah, this would put us in the company of Belarus. A dictatorship. Woo.
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    You know what kind of governmental action sends SERIOUS ALARM BELLS?

    How about planning to withdraw from international human rights legislation and replacing it with your own?
    Because that's...
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    A friend found it on her 10.9.5.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByYczXVCAAArsT_.png
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    Remember Heartbleed?

    This new Internet security exploit is worse.

    ShellShock uses a rather alarming oversight in Bash that basically gives external users shell access, which essentially gives...
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    Yup. It's awful but it's really commonplace. Even people who go protest racism against Afro-Caribbean people or South Asian people will happily complain about Romani - though they tend to get lumped...
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    As someone put it on Twitter today "when you've spent two years imagining a country and how it might work, you can't just unimagine it again".



    The South East outside of London is as blue as...
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    I agree. But it's quite a touchy subject apparently...felt like the elephant in the room when talking to a Romanian colleague at work about the Scottish referendum and 'countries with similar culture...
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    I have some LGBT friends in Glasgow who have literally been scared to go into the city centre because of what happened on Friday night. Also seen several young No voters saying they feel guilty and...
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    True, that did sound like I was treating them as valid options. I don't believe they are. Bit like that 'Donetsk Republic' that has been used as an extremely flimsy excuse by Russia intervening in...
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    Smug English are annoying me too. Might go declare myself independent of the UK at this rate >_> (though if we end up with a Prime Minister Boris Johnson, I might look into finding work in Germany...
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    I'm feeling pretty discouraged by 'Rule Britannia' trending on Twitter this morning, and UKIP's Nigel Farage wheeled onto BBC to talk about the English needing more rights.

    The Better Together...
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    Baby don't hurt me
    don't hurt me
    no more
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    And that's a wrap. Scotland has decided but it's going to be about 7-9 hours until we know what they decided though.

    Anyway, turnout has been amazingly high...
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    http://i.guim.co.uk/w-860/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/18/1411028600133/8ab3b7f0-4b0e-4869-a471-4b9b8fc0701b-562x720.jpeg
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    Boris Johnson talking about his Scottish ancestry was almost painful to watch. "Yes yes of course I am part Scottish och aye the noo hoots mon haggis bagpipes pleasepleasepleasevoteno"
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    Ugh, the papers here are getting very nasty in regards to the Scottish referendum. And yet I have a sneaking suspicion they're being less blatantly propaganda on the other side of Hadrian's Wall -...
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    Yeah but I was being deliberately silly hence going for that option, since you were equating stable borders with boredom rather than massive potential disruption :P

    And my 'wonder why' was...
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    Never had Surge over here as far as I recall. Heck, we've only recently started getting Mountain Dew...



    We had a border change in 1990 with German reunification. If you're gonna count Bavaria...
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    Except the green would only be the bottom half, making the flag look a bit lopsided in my opinion but more accurately reflecting the Welsh flag.

    Probably we'll just get one of those annoying KEEP...
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    *Gibraltar goes independent*
    *Spain moves in*
    *Gibraltar now part of Andalusia, Spain*

    ...it would never happen. Besides, Gibraltese are more proud of British identity than many people actually...
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    Even if Scotland votes 'No', they still get a load more powers. So then Wales will want to be where Scotland was recently (but no further because the Welsh don't really believe they can be...
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    I think plans would be to keep the current one, for reasons.

    But then the alternatives include this homage to Wales...
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    Yes, yes he is. We've been suffering with him making a mess of just about everything since 2010. Seriously, it's like they knew they weren't going to have more than one term, so they set about...
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    Being preserved until he can be transferred into a robot body.
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    "I...I...I know I seem like a man to you, but I'm a woman, I know I am. I've always felt that way. I just wish I could have a fully female body."
    "Sure thing. Take a seat over there, it'll be about...
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    That'll be a tail for the grandchildren.
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