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Message 1834178 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 1:07:57 UTC - in response to Message 1834173.  

Now lets hope Holland, France & Germany follow suit. Hurry up Xmas (2017) :-)
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Message 1834216 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 4:35:48 UTC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsLdxCg1aZM" : D

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Message 1834269 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 11:38:16 UTC
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The referendum in Italy has been painted by some as 2016's third 'anti-establishment' revolt.

Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's far-right Northern League, sent out a series of tweets celebrating the result, including one which read: "Long live Trump, long live Putin, long live Le Pen and long live the Northern League!"
Hope for Europe?
I would say not!

Arrivederci Roma:)
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Message 1834283 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 13:44:45 UTC - in response to Message 1834269.  

Arrivederci Roma:)

Don't you mean "Arrivederci Brussels" :-)
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Message 1834295 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 15:08:54 UTC - in response to Message 1834283.  

Arrivederci Roma:)

Don't you mean "Arrivederci Brussels" :-)

It's funny that Belgium have been choosen as a center for the European "Union".
Belgium is very much parted in 3 regions, both by culture and language.
They speak Flemish, French and some even Wallonie and German.

Belgium is now a federation where the central government in Brussels controls including foreign, defense, fiscal and social policies, while the three regions - Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels - have widespread autonomy with their own regional governments and parliaments.
Historically, French-speaking Wallonia been economically stronger thanks to its heavy industry. In recent years, however, it is more populous Flemish-speaking Flanders passed, which contributed to a growing Flemish dissatisfaction with the current system.
In eastern Belgium is also a small German-speaking minority, with some autonomy in Wallonia.


I'm a partly a Wallon like me GF "Miss Nobel" as well:)
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Message 1834331 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 18:01:07 UTC

All land everywhere belongs to those who have the power to control it now. What a mixed up world it would be if all land was returned to the control of the descendants of those who originally settled it, if they even still exist.
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Message 1834333 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 18:15:09 UTC - in response to Message 1834331.  

All land everywhere belongs to those who have the power to control it now. What a mixed up world it would be if all land was returned to the control of the descendants of those who originally settled it, if they even still exist.
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It's actually been that way throughout history. And not just mankind, the entire Animal Kingdom uses power to control their territory. Those weakened for whatever reason are soon replaced by the stronger and more powerful.

Darwin termed it 'Survival of the Fittest'.

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Message 1834340 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 18:33:09 UTC - in response to Message 1834333.  

Darwin termed it 'Survival of the Fittest'.

Yes. Not Survival of the Stronger and more Powerful.
For good and worse I guess...
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Message 1834345 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 18:57:26 UTC - in response to Message 1834331.  

All land everywhere belongs to those who have the power to control it now. What a mixed up world it would be if all land was returned to the control of the descendants of those who originally settled it, if they even still exist.

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Message 1834347 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 19:13:42 UTC
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Goodbye:)
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Message 1834349 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 19:27:58 UTC - in response to Message 1834333.  

All land everywhere belongs to those who have the power to control it now. What a mixed up world it would be if all land was returned to the control of the descendants of those who originally settled it, if they even still exist.
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It's actually been that way throughout history. And not just mankind, the entire Animal Kingdom uses power to control their territory. Those weakened for whatever reason are soon replaced by the stronger and more powerful.

Darwin Spencer termed it 'Survival of the Fittest'.

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Message 1834354 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 20:56:46 UTC - in response to Message 1834349.  
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All land everywhere belongs to those who have the power to control it now. What a mixed up world it would be if all land was returned to the control of the descendants of those who originally settled it, if they even still exist.
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It's actually been that way throughout history. And not just mankind, the entire Animal Kingdom uses power to control their territory. Those weakened for whatever reason are soon replaced by the stronger and more powerful.

Not true WK.
Mankind has a huge advantage in the evolution comparing to the Animal Kingdom.
We can adopt to all kind of environments.
All mamal animals but humans and rats cannot do that.
It has nothing to do about the stronger and more powerful.
Now mankind can vote leaders that hopefully are "strong and powerful" enough to meet mankind's need.
Let's see...

But I Don't Even Care
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Message 1834369 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 21:50:25 UTC - in response to Message 1834354.  

All land everywhere belongs to those who have the power to control it now. What a mixed up world it would be if all land was returned to the control of the descendants of those who originally settled it, if they even still exist.
+1
It's actually been that way throughout history. And not just mankind, the entire Animal Kingdom uses power to control their territory. Those weakened for whatever reason are soon replaced by the stronger and more powerful.

Not true WK.
Mankind has a huge advantage in the evolution comparing to the Animal Kingdom.
We can adopt to all kind of environments.
All mamal animals but humans and rats cannot do that.
It has nothing to do about the stronger and more powerful.
Now mankind can vote leaders that hopefully are "strong and powerful" enough to meet mankind's need.
Let's see...

But I Don't Even Care
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVDyiHn3DVs

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Message 1834379 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 22:22:45 UTC - in response to Message 1834345.  
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All land everywhere belongs to those who have the power to control it now. What a mixed up world it would be if all land was returned to the control of the descendants of those who originally settled it, if they even still exist.

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So the Jews should be kicked out of Palestine because their ancestors originally settled it, then they left, so they can't come back?

So the Palestinians should be kicked out of Gaza by an invading horde of Jews with an army?

No wonder the world is screwed up.

<ed>never mind those islands in the South China Sea
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Message 1834452 - Posted: 6 Dec 2016, 11:42:31 UTC - in response to Message 1834347.  

Goodbye:)


3 gone & the other 2...

EU fall apart?

...who knows?

5 years ago this Saturday, this started: The End is Near

The slapdowns over that 5 years were worth enduring...

...do those who did the slapping down got anything to add now?
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Message 1834463 - Posted: 6 Dec 2016, 12:28:42 UTC

I thought I would never say this, but it looks like a French EU politician has actually worked something out correctly.
Brexit: EU's negotiator says deal needed by October 2018
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Message 1834464 - Posted: 6 Dec 2016, 12:29:49 UTC - in response to Message 1834452.  

...who knows?

"I know nothing"

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Message 1834465 - Posted: 6 Dec 2016, 12:37:28 UTC - in response to Message 1834463.  

"The single market and its four freedoms (which includes freedom of movement) are indivisible. Cherry picking is not an option."

Hmmm, 18 months to secure an agreement. Good luck with that. It took them 7 years to agree a trade agreement with Canada that did not include those "four freedoms".
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Message 1834731 - Posted: 8 Dec 2016, 1:09:22 UTC - in response to Message 1834452.  

Goodbye:)


Love that pic :)

You know, my brain had a funny thought when it saw those 5.

A few of those there have essentially said, "I'll give you same-sex marriage so you think I'm a nice guy, just let me sell a little bit more of the country off to the corporations & banks".
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