It's odd to me how Ex_Mil8 and others don't even care about the UK issues!!

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    May 31, 2016 6:29 AM GMT
    Yet....there's a major crisis unfolding and looks like chaos is on the way.
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    Redcoats, your fucked!
    Chaos Awaits Besieged Cameron No Matter What the Brexit Result

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-30/chaos-awaits-besieged-cameron-no-matter-what-the-brexit-result
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    May 31, 2016 7:22 AM GMT
    Thanks for asking. I think the UK will vote to remain in the EU, with 55-60% of the vote. The Conservatives will continue in-fighting over the EU (as they have for the last 40 years) and life will go on. I think Cameron will continue as PM until the end of his term (at which point he has pledged to retire anyway).
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    May 31, 2016 12:35 PM GMT
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    http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2013/12/10-adorable-things-americans-do-according-to-brits
    10 Adorable Things Americans Do (According to Brits)

    1. Going out for dessert
    ...it’s perfectly fine to head to a restaurant and just order ice cream. Or, you might eat your main course somewhere, then move on to a venue that exclusively serves sweets....the star of any meal. You’ll never catch an American dismissively calling it “afters”.

    8. Buying newspapers from a dispenser
    ... great big corporations that put them there have faith that you will walk away only with what you paid for. Totes adorbs, media moguls!

    9. Antiquing

    10. Grown ups wear bibs to eat seafood
    Cuteness-wise, this is the human equivalent of putting a wig on a dog.


    https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/things-brits-like-about-america-reasons-why-this-brit-loves-america
    10 reasons why this Brit loves America

    9. You do brunch -- properly


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-brennen/post_4247_b_2352164.html
    What British Teens Love about America

    American High Schools ...Brits wish we attended an American high school. With pep rallies, football games, and NO SCHOOL UNIFORMS...

    Accents - Just as American teens love a British accent, we British are suckers for a good American accent. The accent is so diverse and most British teens have one version of an American accent, whether it is New Yorker, Southern, or Valley-style, down to a tee. Slang — phrases such as “what’s up?” “dude” and “chill” — and all American Colloquialisms...British teens love trying out American phrases on each other...

    Weather - Some parts of the U.S. don’t have the lovely sunshine that is portrayed on TV, but many parts do not have anything near the horrible typical British weather. Many British teens pine for the chance to actually be able to wear shorts in the summer...

    Candy (or “sweets” as they are more commonly called here) - British teens are so envious about the variety and choice that American teens have in the sweet department. It has reached such heights that there are even shops that specialise in importing American candy.


    https://www.datebritishguys.com/blog/10-things-british-guys-will-love-about-you/
    10 Things British Guys Will Love About You

    10.) Your accent!
    9.) Your openness.
    8.) Your frank conversation.
    7.) Your sense of humor.
    6.) Your attitude towards sex.
    5.) Your sense of fun.
    4.) Your brashness.
    3.) Your smile.
    2.) Your confidence.
    1.) Your total adoration of British men!





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    May 31, 2016 9:39 PM GMT
    Do you think Britain should leave the European Union?
    27%Yes
    34%No
    7%Undecided
    32%It does not matter to me Looks like no one really cares!
    Total responses: 286,849 votes
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    May 31, 2016 9:45 PM GMT
    Ex_mil8 prefers to point out the failings of others.

    Schadenfreude.

  • carew28

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    May 31, 2016 11:32 PM GMT
    theantijock saidtheantijock%20engage%20stalker%20reducti

    http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2013/12/10-adorable-things-americans-do-according-to-brits
    10 Adorable Things Americans Do (According to Brits)

    1. Going out for dessert
    ...it’s perfectly fine to head to a restaurant and just order ice cream. Or, you might eat your main course somewhere, then move on to a venue that exclusively serves sweets....the star of any meal. You’ll never catch an American dismissively calling it “afters”.

    8. Buying newspapers from a dispenser
    ... great big corporations that put them there have faith that you will walk away only with what you paid for. Totes adorbs, media moguls!

    9. Antiquing

    10. Grown ups wear bibs to eat seafood
    Cuteness-wise, this is the human equivalent of putting a wig on a dog.


    https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/things-brits-like-about-america-reasons-why-this-brit-loves-america
    10 reasons why this Brit loves America

    9. You do brunch -- properly


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-brennen/post_4247_b_2352164.html
    What British Teens Love about America

    American High Schools ...Brits wish we attended an American high school. With pep rallies, football games, and NO SCHOOL UNIFORMS...

    Accents - Just as American teens love a British accent, we British are suckers for a good American accent. The accent is so diverse and most British teens have one version of an American accent, whether it is New Yorker, Southern, or Valley-style, down to a tee. Slang — phrases such as “what’s up?” “dude” and “chill” — and all American Colloquialisms...British teens love trying out American phrases on each other...

    Weather - Some parts of the U.S. don’t have the lovely sunshine that is portrayed on TV, but many parts do not have anything near the horrible typical British weather. Many British teens pine for the chance to actually be able to wear shorts in the summer...

    Candy (or “sweets” as they are more commonly called here) - British teens are so envious about the variety and choice that American teens have in the sweet department. It has reached such heights that there are even shops that specialise in importing American candy.


    https://www.datebritishguys.com/blog/10-things-british-guys-will-love-about-you/
    10 Things British Guys Will Love About You

    10.) Your accent!
    9.) Your openness.
    8.) Your frank conversation.
    7.) Your sense of humor.
    6.) Your attitude towards sex.
    5.) Your sense of fun.
    4.) Your brashness.
    3.) Your smile.
    2.) Your confidence.
    1.) Your total adoration of British men!







    Referring to #8 above:
    Years ago there were 2 young elementary school boys in my neighborhood who would put a quarter in the newspaper-dispensers on Saturdays & Sundays, and then take out all the newspapers, and sell them in front of the churches before & after services. They were both friendly, polite, personable, clean-cut kids. They were also quite shrewd, and would alternate which dispensers they raided, so that the newspaper company wouldn't catch on. That was many years ago. I don't know what became of them, most likely they're either CEOs, venture-capitalists, or politicians by now.
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    Jun 01, 2016 4:33 PM GMT
    carew28 said...Referring to #8 above:
    Years ago there were 2 young elementary school boys in my neighborhood who would put a quarter in the newspaper-dispensers on Saturdays & Sundays, and then take out all the newspapers, and sell them in front of the churches before & after services. They were both friendly, polite, personable, clean-cut kids. They were also quite shrewd, and would alternate which dispensers they raided, so that the newspaper company wouldn't catch on. That was many years ago. I don't know what became of them, most likely they're either CEOs, venture-capitalists, or politicians by now.


    No doubt. One of my childhood friends (many of us stayed in contact all these years) who wound up being the most successful financially was the guy who used to sell us our firecrackers when we were very young, and who used to sell pot later on. Now he sells dealerships. It's so funny how when we all get together that we are all pretty much the same now as we were then.

    In fact we had a funny scene a few years back boating around Sarasota anchored near shore and not far from a group of kids with their beers in hand having fun and we're looking at them and looking at ourselves and everyone thinking, well, outside of a few pounds and grey hairs, nothing's really changed.

    To the newspapers, I worked that racket while we were first coming online with computers. So many meetings dealt with trying to understand how electric media would work, what would happen to paper product, how would revenue be generated, etc. The petty change from boxes of course--though I never worked circulation--I'd imagine was nothing. That probably wouldn't even have paid for the distribution. That was probably just to keep them from flying all over the place and to give the consumer a sense of ownership because, let's face it, the significant revenue was always the ads.

    Out of publishing for about a decade now, I did just have some recent success in that department. Throw-away papers being delivered continuously throughout our neighborhood were becoming quite the eyesore. Most people pick them up to throw out but many don't. So I got the city involved and I think I stopped that free home delivery of all that trash.

    Though I did manage to stop it through the publisher's office for months at a time in the past (complaining to circulation never was as effective), it would always crank up again after some time. Hopefully with the city involved results will last longer.
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    Jun 01, 2016 4:34 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    Schadenfreude.


    Over the misfortunes of the GOP? Absolutely.

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    Jun 01, 2016 4:41 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    desertmuscl said
    Schadenfreude.


    Over the misfortunes of the GOP? Absolutely.


    Only that's not even Schadenfreude, that's actual funny.

    To be Schadenfreude it would not be karmic (in what many consider--though I think inaccurate--karma to be), because this humor doesn't derive from a gloating, rather, what's funny there tickles a sense of justice.

  • Fireworkz

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    Jun 01, 2016 5:17 PM GMT
    I'm sure they care they are probably not debating the issues on here as I doubt it seems of interest to Americans.

    But yes we recently elected a new London mayor who is the first Islamic mayor (but given that there have only been 2 mayors so far not sure why that's major news)

    And you can't go a day without debating Brexit somewhere so probably not about to discuss it on RealJock where people are even less informed than the British public.


    But if you are interested feel free to comment on these issues.


    Personally I think Cameron has shown poor leadership in sending an important issue to referendum without explaining the key considerations in full.
    It has just become a debate on immigration and trade but I think there are probably a lot more significant issues on the horizon than haven't been spelled out.