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27 points · 13 hours ago · edited 12 hours ago

You vote in the elections. Elections. You make everyone you know vote every election.

The US population doesn't really bother to vote, only 60% of the eligible voters bothered to decide who would rule the mightiest nation of the entire world. Nearly half of the people you know are not voting at all. You make them vote.

EDIT: Click here to

  • Register to vote

  • Check your registration status

  • Get your absentee ballot

  • Find your polling place

  • Get an election reminder

Midterms matter just as much as the Presidential election. Vote.

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So then when Russia hacks your electronic voting machines again what are you going to do?

Oh Christ why would you shoot down a passenger plane, that's barbaric.

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Ask Aaron Banks, he's got a direct line to Putin so he could pass the question along.

-21 points · 23 hours ago

Then it is tough fucking luck EU. You will lose one of your biggest car markets and not be able to compete with Boeing. Your citizens will be in uproar as they will instantly lose the right to live and work in the UK, the country with the highest emoyment rate and pay in Europe.

Talk about cutting your nose off to spite your face.

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Then it is tough fucking luck EU. You will lose one of your biggest car markets and not be able to compete with Boeing.

In what possible way is any of this true?

Your citizens will be in uproar as they will instantly lose the right to live and work in the UK, the country with the highest emoyment rate and pay in Europe.

Lol, the UK isn't even close to having the highest employment or the highest pay.

Have you ever heard of this website called Google? If you use it you will see that it says you are completely wrong.

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Have you ever heard of this website called Google? If you use it you will see that it says you are completely wrong.

Lol, have you thought about taking five seconds to do that yourself before making such asinine statements?

https://www.reinisfischer.com/average-salary-european-union-2018

10th place on salary.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/268830/unemployment-rate-in-eu-countries/#0

6th place on unemployment rate.

Try looking these things up for yourself next time and you might not look like such a moron.

I imagine that the "freedom of speech" crowd (the extreme ones, not the reasonable ones) would be very angry with that suggestion. Though I think that it sounds like a reasonable idea.

There should be more discussion around the potential public safety issues though. I.e should someone charged but not found guilty of sexual activity with a child be allowed to work at a school or not? If not then that case there should probably be a check for it, even if reporting is prohibited.

It is quite complex balancing privacy vs public safety.

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There should be more discussion around the potential public safety issues though. I.e should someone charged but not found guilty of sexual activity with a child be allowed to work at a school or not?

Well, do we believe in the principle of innocent until proven guilty or not?

To me, s8ggesting someone sticks something up there arse means you think it's shite and thus should go where shite comes from. Having canvassed my friends & colleagues that's their general thought behind the suggestion too.

In America it seems to suggest that you're saying he should use the item as a makeshift dildo.

Both are valid interpretations, but I still find it weird how much of an overreaction this is to what is a pretty standard UK turn of phrase...

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Musk also thought that the only reason anyone would want to live in Thailand is to fuck children, so this is likely just more projection from Musk.

No, he was a local advisor to the dive team about the cave system.

The actual British divers were Richard William Stanton and John Volanthen.

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He also brought those divers onboard.

Not attacking as in trying to annex. Maybe attacking as in going forward with their already exposed plan to kill president and install a Russian puppet.

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I mean installing a Russian puppet worked well for them in the US so why not there too?

6 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

It is the job of an engineer to make impractical things practical though.
Plenty of experts thought landing and reusing the first stage of an orbital rocket was impractical too.
Notice that making a working hyperloop doesn't have any scientific challenges, only engineering and business ones.

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How do you differentiate a "scientific" challenge from an "engineering" challenge in this case.

63 points · 1 day ago

I've always wondered about this, because it seems to me that Musk really doesn't know much about any subjects and gets very sensitive when actual experts (or even people who have taken basic intro courses on history and the liberal arts) correct him. His AI statements always seemed more based on science fiction than anything else to me, which is weird.

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What, you mean like when he called the diver responsible for organising the rescue of those Thai boys a paedophile because he explained why Musk's stupid submarine wouldn't work?

But that’ll take too long to count. We need to know who our newly elected officials are within hours of voting. /s

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So I'm from the UK, we use paper ballots and know exactly who's won within hours. Polls typically close at 10pm and the result is usually certain by 2am or so.

That’s quite good turnaround. I would expect longer but that’s about how long the states take on their current systems. Tbh, even if I didn’t find out until the next afternoon, it’d be worthwhile.

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That's the point where most of the results have come in basically, usually the winner is clear by then. I tend to get the full results over breakfast.

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24 points · 1 day ago

You have to testify but whatever you say about Manafort- even if it’s some bullshit you got up to together, you can’t be prosecuted for that particular thing.

The witnesses can still be potentially prosecuted in the future for those activities; it just means their testimony on the Manafort case can not be used as evidence for such a future prosecution. And obviously they could be charged with perjury if they lie during their testimony.

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However this doesn't stop parallel construction from being used to build a case against them later?

The double-down interview took place before he read all the bad press coverage and national outrage. He walked off the stage pleased with his performance but is now desperately back-tracking.

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Ha, "read"... Good one. He saw it on TV. Donny Moscow doesn't read.

Brexit won the vote though, straight up majority, even if the margins were so tiny that no one in their right mind would go through with it.

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And even if the campaign that won was supported by a lot of shadowy russian money and violated election law in numerous ways...

Sounds familiar eh?

12 points · 1 day ago

I'm now slowly adjusting to the idea of moving to Canada next year. I can get permanent residence with my qualifications and experience, so why stay in a country that's clearly gone insane? I feel bad for those with no way out. Hard Brexit will be the worst political mistake made in this country in the modern era.

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Definitely something worth considering. I doubt I'll be living in the UK in 5 years.

8 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

I was thinking of emptying my bank acc and simply changing everything for a mixed bag of dollars, euros and yen at the local bureau de change and fuck the piss poor rates, but that sounds far more civilised.

Edit: could probably still use some hard currency in note form to buy food after the crash.

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You can set up foreign currency accounts via TransferWise and they'll charge you about 0.5% over spot rate.

I realised fairly recently that only speaking English is not helpful when looking for jobs abroad. Bad times.

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Yep, I've been brushing up on my German in preparation.

6 points · 1 day ago

Countries outside of it can have delays of up to 6 months to get new drugs, according to the parliamentary debate.

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I work in the pharmaceutical industry and six months is a gross understatement.

19 points · 2 days ago

Support your local market.

As the article highlights, Supermarkets cause these issues. While there's no alternative if you want to stock up on frozen pizza you can get fresh produce from local suppliers if you do a bit of hunting. I've got 2 local markets that run Saturday and let me get enough veg for the week no probs. It lasts longer than supermarket stuff as well, since it's fresher and travelled a shorter distance. I wish there was more we could do to advertise and promote local markets.

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What if I'd rather spend my weekends enjoying myself rather than spending an entire day buying some shopping?

"Let's all go on holiday!"

"I'm going to spend a few weeks at my house in the Italian Lakes / French Alps / Med / Somewhere nice in Europe!"

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Last chance before we'll all need visas next year.

9 points · 2 days ago

I work at an sme manufacturing company, we export about 70 percent of our stuff. I'm just hoping that with what we sell outside the EU we will weather the coming storm, or perhaps even have to relocate.

I don't want to. I have family and friends here who I don't want to leave behind, and I know lots of people just like me who are also contingency planning for leaving the country, getting EU passports where able, changing savings into Euros etc.

I said it before the referendum and I'll keep saying it, Brexit won't solve the problems they said it will - it will create new problems and make many of the old ones worse.

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Worth setting up a company in Ireland now just in case, so you have it ready in case you need it.

Same, can't say what parts we manufacture as it'd be obvious who we were and with the nutters on this site trying to doxx me I'd rather that not happen.

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At my work we made some statements publicly about having to move parts of the business to Ireland. We had harassing messages left on the personal phones of the directors...

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I've got absolutely fuck-all idea what I weigh (at the other end of the scale, though). It doesn't really matter in day-to-day life, so why do I need to know or care about a number I don't actually need?

All I know is that 28" waist and medium t-shirt size is someone in the region of "not a lot".

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Yeah the last time I was in 28 inch waist jeans I was about 15 I think. That's definitely not a lot.

5 points · 2 days ago

Surely the break should be called off in general?

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That would require putting country before party. That's a woefully unrealistic thing to expect of this government.

37 points · 2 days ago

It's just kicking the can down the road though right - if that happens it will now just happen in September.

It's the one good thing this PM is good at - kicking the can down the road. Trouble is we are all out of road.

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It's the one good thing this PM is good at - kicking the can down the road. Trouble is we are all out of road.

We ran out of road six months ago.

Would the last person out of Britain please turn off the lights?

I was totally with you, except I think your cell phone will actually work without satellites. Isn’t it a ground based system of antennas?

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It is indeed.

Yes I don't understand this. So they just torpedoed the Chequer's Bill?

I don't understand what is going on.

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May is the weakest leader in living memory.

There, now you understand.

-12 points · 2 days ago

"But but but he shook Putin's hand on international TV and he refused to call Putin out on his election interference and I wanted Bernie"

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He also sided with Putin over the FBI, the Justice department and the US Senate over election meddling/hacking.

Vote Democrat

If the GOP can get away with this it will never end. They will change the laws to limit voting to their supporters. They will hold the courts to keep it legal. And the GOP will continue to rule the country. This has already begun.

Vote dem or watch democracy die.

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The Russians were hacking voting machine software firms.

I rate the chances of free and fair elections in November at around zero percent.

770 points · 3 days ago

This moment is historical. Trump refused to side with his own freaking intelligence community. If you don’t find this shameful, nothing will change your mind about Trump

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You have him on record now committing treason. The question the rest of the world wants answered is; what are you going to do about it?

75 points · 3 days ago

Because Trump is a coward and denies the truth of what Russia did to us in 2015-2016. He plays buddy with Putin and ignores the meddling, the assassinations, Crimea, human rights abuses...

The only question is why:

  • Pee tape kompromat

  • Massive debt to Russian oligarchs

  • Personal admiration for horrible dictators

  • All of the above

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Also Russia has evidence of the billions he has helped launder over the past few decades, and they are the only thing keeping his business afloat.

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