Or are you taking it as a synedoche?
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This, a thousand times. My sister did many years as a teacher, got promoted to deputy head, and then decided to take the top job upon the Head's retirement. Recently she has mentored a new Head at another school and remarked that the young woman had all the ambition, too little experience of being a teacher, and no sense at all. There was little she could do except say 'listen to your oldest teachers; there is wisdom there."
Offended, outraged, appalled, sickened by the EU's behaviour over this hallowed tradition that goes back to Richard the Lion-Hearted, the Brexiters surely have right on their side. Funny how something that nobody has much emotional energy about, TLDs, becomes a synecdoche for all the evils of the EU and can be fomented over as YET ANOTHER example for European perfidy and proof that we are well out.
If we're going to be confirmed in our exit because people are not behaving nicely, then it's going to be tricky negotiating with the Americans, who are famously not nice even to long-standing trading partners, such as Canada and Mexico. They throw a strop and act as if they are victims and then tighten the screws. We won't exactly be in a position to say that we need to get away from these tantrums pronto.
My experience with visitor's passes is that I have come in with a friend but needed to be a member, so got a one-day pass,or I could buy passes but was limited to about four a year. And I had restrictions. One is that I had to pay full-price at the bar. So 'sensible clubs' don't offer membership benefits to non-members. That would make them not a members-club but something else.
And I was not the owner of another club, so could not offer reciprocal goodies. That argument suggests that the EU and the UK could set up an agreement for mutual benefit, which would be a trade agreement. Which is what May was trying to do. But the no-deal Brexiters seem not even to want that.
Given that those smaller nations (or at least two of them, don't know about Wales) were very pro-EU in the Brexit vote, it takes no crystal ball to have seen that a vote for Brexit would undermine the Union, and therefore possibly leading to NI joining Eire and Scotland going independent. So the idea that a United Kingdom was going to forge ahead as a world power (since when?!? 1895? 1942?) was already a fantasy based on ignoring the evidence that Brexit was sure to undermine the Union.
BTW, according to Wikipedia, California is #4 in economic power, UK is #6, Texas is #9, and New York is #12. China, Japan and Germany are above the UK on this table. 6th position is very good, but is the argument that we can do great trade deals with Canada (#12) and Australia (#16) and say goodbye to Germany (#3), France (#7), Italy (#8) and Spain (#15). Oh, and there's India (#5, one up from us). We don't talk about them much.
Luckily, I could turn to my own trusty PC with an ancient version of Photoshop, and was able to pull some images off pages from our own website to crop and colour-change, so I muddled through. But I kicked myself once again for not getting Photoshop CS 5.5 in a box when I had the chance.
It originally meant something along the lines of 'awakened to the realisation that there are oppressions, vantage-points and lived experiences that are outside your own personal ken that you would be aware of and sensitive to, so that you can respond courteously and helpful and not like an entitled little shit'.
Now it can be a way of trolling people for their deficient caring or sensitivity.
In the same way 'politically correct' originated when 'the personal was the political' and it was realised that calling someone by a word they hated was rude, offensive, and in the end oppressive - because calling someone, say, 'coloured' when they prefer 'African American' says that you don't give a flying fuck about how they feel, and that they'd like control over the terms used to them and about them.
Again, over time, this became a term misused and then mocked, and sometimes mocked for the very reason it came into being: people want to lord it over others or not to think about them by assuming that their own experience is the standard and that all others' is deviant and therefore deficient.
She clearly is a little west of sane, but she was sane enough to hide her purloinments and to know that she was doing wrong, although I am sure she believes that she was serving a higher purpose, that is, the flame on the altar of Turing. I know that there is cunning and there is 'mad cunning' -- which side does she fall on?
I am tempted to start a clothing or rafting company called Mississippi and then go for the .mississippi TLD. rafting.mississippi, jackets.mississippi etc. I wonder if anyone in the USA would object.
I think it would be lovely if all rivers had their own. Volga, Yellow, Don, Danube...
There are semi-professional shit-disturbers in every community. I have a couple of trans friends who get that living in the real world means some issues and having to be patient and kind and not be thin-skinned. And I know of one other who waits like a cat by a mouse-hole for a remark to take offence at, and pounces on every single one with glee.
Target the behaviour, not the person.
Um...the Ukrainians are the good guys? Had a revolution to throw out corrupt Russian-led leaders and to try to see if they could clean up their country and maybe join the EU? The country that Russian invaded and is doing its best to subvert? I am not sure how donated to the Clinton Foundation does anything -- it's not like either Clinton is actually in power. A bribe sot hat they will ask their friends in high places to help the Ukrainians? Which the US is and should be doing in any case, because of that JFK speech long ago setting out that America was the friend of democracy anywhere?
That's because this stretch is known as 'Little Beirut'. Go to other bits of London and signs are in Chinese or Turkish etc. Cosmopolitan city. There's a big Arabic-reading community all around Edgware Road, so it makes sense, just as Benidorn has all those 'Full English Breakfast' signs all over the place in English. Fab restaurants along Edgware Road, open to the wee hours.
But good for the shareholders? In the long run? What is the track-record of companies Icahn has forced to bend to his will? Have there flourished after he passed their way? Di the shareholders continue to reap value?
Of course the employees and customers do not count, so I am not asking how they fared.
"you approve of fracking" and "you oppose it because you hate poor people getting rich"
Do you mean "you approve of fracking because you love poor people getting rich"? as a term of equal meaning and weight?
Could it be "you approve of fracking because you don't care about destabilising the land and the people's houses and businesses on it" and "you oppose it because you do care about destablising etc etc" could also be a possibility?
Or you might think that fracking will not make poor people rich, but oil companies rich?
The way you set it up is a classic example of begging the question, that is, loading the terms so that you force the answer.
I remember being read an article from some magazine or book when I was old enough to understand about Santa about the history of St Nicholas, the 'creation' of the actual Santa in the hearts and minds of parents and children everywhere, that stays real when you are under six years old, but which then flows out and becomes you: that you have a bit of Santa Claus in you when you understand that the real joy of Christmas is giving. And that parents are filled with this love of giving when they make Christmas as special as they can for their kids, even if they can't afford gifts.
Well, I'm a sucker. I believed it and I still do. The greatest gift my parents gave me was the lesson of the joy of selfless giving. Thanks Mum. Thanks Dad. I miss you both.
Yes. I worked for one of the Big Six energy companies and the call centres (in the north of England) had rules about what to do if they thought they were dealing with a Situation on the other end. And some of the staff were truly lovely people and would call the Police or emergency services if they felt something was seriously strange. I thought it quite nice.
Last year I spent about five months going back and forth with Talk Talk to get them to close an old Tiscali email account of mine. They finally said that they could not find such old email accounts on their servers, even though I was able to supply them with info fromt he time I had an all-singing, all dancing Tiscali account.
So they will be doing me a favour without any more back-and-forth by shutting off these accounts (I guess they'll find mine).
Who knew I'd ever say 'Yay Talk Talk!"
The Deep State is surely the Military-Industrial Complex, named by Eisenhower, and since WWII shaping the world for its own advantage. It involves the billionaires, the banks, the Senate, etc. And it's not deep. It's right out there in the open. I can't think of a worse conspiracy than the one we see every day.
My understanding is that about 50% of all deads by gunshot int he USA are suicides. Abotu 30+% (working from memory) are domestic violence taken to murderous levels, then you ahve a largish perdentage of accidents (little kids killing their siblings, dads accidentally shooting their kids, fun-shooting gun owners not realisign a neighbour was sunbathing beyond the fence) and then gang-related murders.
So the idea in (c) that citizens need to defend themselves against baddies because all the police can do is draw a chalk-line around you doesn't quite fit the facts. Being killed by an evil bad guy is about the least likely thing to happen to you.
We have also seen recently that the 'good guys with guns' in El Paso and dayton could not have done anythign any faster than the police (trained shooters) could, as when assault weapons are used, it takes less time for the bad guy to kill 12+ or 20+ people than it takes to draw a gun out of a holster.
The first line of defence is gun control. To deal with the nutters who want to shoot assault weapons into those they hate, to try and stop sales of guns to those who otherwise could be helped to get over whatever it is that wants them to commit suicide, to stop violent people from owning guns they are liable to grab and use in an argument, and to reduce the chance that little Johnny will play SWAT with a real gun against his little brother. That is to say, the actual real main peasons where guns are used to kill.
"not supposed to say" suggests someone being muzzled or silenced by (for instance) political correctness. Perhaps better words would be 'not astute to say' or 'rather pointless to say' or some other phrase to mean that Byrne is not daring to name awkward or dangerous truths, but going off on one, because the rich and powerful seldom remember that they are not more important than they are.
Your blame George Soros although he wasn't directly involved? Because he took advantage of Bank of England and Government stupidity (just was Warren Buffett does) to make a gigantic profit when opportunity offered it to him? He did not 'manipulate' anything. Although of course 'manipulate' and 'not being directly involved' (and yet somehow mysteriously behind it all like a shadow power') and 'George Soros' all combine into the usual world-conspiracy-of-Jews that pops up whenever people hear the words 'stock market'.
"luxury waterfront living"? UK ports? You used these in the same sentence? Yes, the idyllic Humber estuary, where hundreds of exceeding rich people will flock to sun-bathe and live their love-island lifestyle. Or possibly Glasgow. Southampton, now there's a treat for the super-rich who'd rather party on down on native soil thn in, say, St Kitts.
As for me, once I win the lottery, it's Fishguard!!!
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