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  1. alctel

    Icom M803 now available; M802 waiver expired

    I like my SSB, it lets me chat to my friends out of vhf range and got me some valuable anchoring info several times when I was coming into a new anchorage. Not to mention welcome company on a passage. Getting faxs and sending/receiving emails for free is great as well
  2. alctel

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Mate, everyone in the UK is on the losing side, except from a few billionaires who will make bank
  3. he got out of the liftraft holding the end of the heaving line
  4. alctel

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I honestly think a no-deal exit is actually the plan for whatever reason Otherwise, this all makes no sense
  5. alctel

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Ugh, I'm really fucking gutted about leaving the EU :(. Its fucked up my sailing to French Polynesia plans, my brothers worried about getting kicked out of Sweden where he leaves with his girlfriend and I have three friends in the UK who are EU nationals and been in the UK for years and now are really worried about the future. On a less material note, it makes me sad that the UK is stepping away from a leadership role in Europe/the world and I am sad about not being part of the EU - something that although had a lot of problems, generally tried to make the world a better place
  6. alctel

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Also popping back into this thread to say my predictions were wildly off base and I guess Dom Cummings apparently is the evil genius people make him out to be - despite running a campaign that was godawful by any reasonable measure, it fucking worked.
  7. alctel

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    sorry, are you saying the US model of healthcare is better than the way literally everyone else does it? cos you guys still pay twice as much, per person, in taxes towards healthcare than other countries (which all have universal healthcare) and it doesn't even cover most people, you THEN need to get your private insurance on top of that How is that in any way better. Of course, public healthcare only works as long as you don't underfund it for years, mismanage it and then start selling off parts to companies your cronies own
  8. Probs some in San Francisco I imagine
  9. alctel

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Also the libs are closer to the Tories than Lab. Jo has said repeatedly that she 'would not put JC in number 10'
  10. alctel

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Despite being a rampant socialist, I don't actually mind the current system. It's non political and cheap compared to a lot of other systems. And you really need a seperate head of state and legislative leader, all the counties that have tried having both in the same person descend into dictatorships real fast (exception being the US - for now)
  11. alctel

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    It's more that papers are now used as mouthpieces for billionaires (who are almost all right wing), they are not a money making property
  12. alctel

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Re: BBC bias Ah yes, having conservative HQ rename themselves 'factcheckUK' to appear an unbiased source is a 'daft row to pick'
  13. alctel

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Sorry are you trying to claim the media environment is unbiased? On the 'left' you have The Mirror and sort-of The Guardian (they hate cobyrn however so any coverage is mixed at best) On the Tory side you have Daily Express, The Sun, The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Observer, Sky as well as the BBC which has been totally hijacked in the last few years to be a Tory party mouthpiece
  14. alctel

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    *Non-binding referendum that was poorly worded in the extreme
  15. Halfmoon has a truly excellent breakwater