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Message 1834733 - Posted: 8 Dec 2016, 1:37:43 UTC - in response to Message 1834731.  

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".

Maybe I reading in to much in the pic.
Merkel is the only one not waving.
She also hold her hands with her four fingers together.
Not the fith fingers, her pinkies together:)
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Message 1834734 - Posted: 8 Dec 2016, 1:48:00 UTC - in response to Message 1834733.  

Well after pretending to be a bleeding heart for a few years she just slipped into racist mode while announcing she'll be running again so...

Yeah, I think you're right! She has no intension of losing.
:)

Now how do we get rid of Shoebbels & Juncker?
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Message 1834736 - Posted: 8 Dec 2016, 1:56:56 UTC - in response to Message 1834734.  

Now how do we get rid of Shoebbels & Juncker?

By voting?
Oh. I forgot. Only EU MPs can do that...
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Message 1834738 - Posted: 8 Dec 2016, 2:03:06 UTC - in response to Message 1834734.  
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Well after pretending to be a bleeding heart for a few years she just slipped into racist mode while announcing she'll be running again so...

Yeah, I think you're right! She has no intension of losing.
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Now how do we get rid of Shoebbels & Juncker?

I'll join you in any lawful action that has a chance of doing that.

We possibly wouldn't have Brexit if those positions were voted in rather than appointed.
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Message 1834739 - Posted: 8 Dec 2016, 2:06:32 UTC - in response to Message 1834736.  

Not even.

Angela has rounded up all the losers and with those losers created a majority of MPs in the EU Parliament.

Ain't life a b*tch sometimes? :)
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Message 1834740 - Posted: 8 Dec 2016, 2:26:46 UTC - in response to Message 1834738.  
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We possibly wouldn't have Brexit if those positions were voted in rather than appointed.

Yes. The EU parliament have not listened to what the EU countries have been saying for many years.

Ain't life a b*tch sometimes? :)

Yes:)
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Message 1834835 - Posted: 8 Dec 2016, 16:57:08 UTC
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VW in the news today and apparently Brussels threw me a curve ball I never thought possible.

So YAY for Brussels today. (I can't believe I just said that.)

Now about them pesky Trade Deals. I doubt any of the articles in the MSM will use those two words today and bother to explain this even though it's kinda their job to do so... Haven't got time to check right now, I only read Reuters & NYT and might check others later today.

Here's the thing. Just one of a million serious problems with Trade Deals is that it gives politicians a "lawyery" free-pass to BS the planet that the deals are a "revolution" or a "landmark" in terms of environmental protection. Funny thing is though, there could 500 pages worth of regulations in any one of those deals yet essentially they are as good as non-existent.

Why?

No police.

"European Union law uses almost the same language as rules in the United States to ban carmakers from installing software intended to deceive regulators on emissions. But the 28-nation bloc has no counterpart to the Environmental Protection Agency to police the regulations."

Meanwhile the NYT will happily tell you that
"Enforcement is left to member states, which also determine the penalties, and there is no system for mandatory Europewide recalls of defective vehicles."
but that's not how troubleshooting works.

NYT is essentially saying that (for example)
Australia
Brunei
Canada
Chile
Japan
Malaysia
Mexico
New Zealand
Peru
Singapore
United States
Vietnam
would be required to have the same agencies. And technically this is correct... but only in theory.

In practice a few of those countries are going to turn a blind eye on environmental and other policing issues. And that's the whole point.
So corporations can play "musical chairs" until they (temporarily) land in the country with the less amount of pushback.

Oops.
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Message 1834838 - Posted: 8 Dec 2016, 17:12:19 UTC

Environmental Protection Agency to police the regulations."

God (or invoke whatever higher power you wish), Protect us from the EPA..........



http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2016/12/07/434590.htm
An Oil pipline will do FAR less damage to the Environment than the Agency charged to prevent any............


..........just Say'n............ " : ]

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Message 1835010 - Posted: 9 Dec 2016, 18:00:15 UTC - in response to Message 1834993.  

Hex it on the cards?
Another Domino teeters on it's edge......

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Message 1835058 - Posted: 9 Dec 2016, 22:06:45 UTC - in response to Message 1834993.  
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Hex it on the cards?


The Big 3 upcoming Euro elections reminded me of an old UK ad that was annoyingly popular when I was a student :)

There may be trouble ahead...

(Or have you used that line Sirius, somewhere in these threads and my subconscious finally had it register?)
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Message 1835061 - Posted: 9 Dec 2016, 22:21:05 UTC - in response to Message 1835058.  

LOL, probably did.
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Message 1835223 - Posted: 10 Dec 2016, 17:11:40 UTC

Oh dear, I thought we'd seen the last of the smurf...

Del boy defends referendum decision

...further proof they are all out of touch of the countries they govern.

""I see more trouble ahead," he said. "It is not working as it was intended."

That's been obvious to the blind for at least a decade!

Meanwhile the cry babies continue to whinge..

British lawyer seeks sex change - wants to emulate Gina Miller

...good luck with that.
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Message 1835582 - Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 16:14:26 UTC

Holland heading to the EU Cup finals.

Wllders soars in polls

The Dutch tells EU to "naff off"

Well done Holland :-)

Italy looking more like finalists :-)
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Message 1836121 - Posted: 15 Dec 2016, 19:59:17 UTC

Was it the way people felt about issues the reason for the Brexit vote and possibly the US election.
Social and political attitudes of people on low incomes
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Message 1836943 - Posted: 19 Dec 2016, 17:59:37 UTC

Hmm, wonder who scratched whose back?

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Message 1837476 - Posted: 23 Dec 2016, 9:22:43 UTC

Merry Christmas folks.

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Message 1837502 - Posted: 23 Dec 2016, 13:17:46 UTC

Two examples of 'Russian Reset' that I can definitely live with.........." : >

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Message 1837733 - Posted: 24 Dec 2016, 21:21:01 UTC

An interesting look at 2016 from the USA, UK & Europe. There is an accompanying 30min video. Link provided at the end of the article for both International Viewers & UK viewers. Well worth watching.

The year the world changed
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Message 1838106 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 11:17:00 UTC

This should be fun.

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