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  1. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Of course not. It's Europe, no COMECON. It could easily go the other way, though. That country is completely Brazilled now. I had a conversation with a friend who is in the biz about what Terry Gilliam could possibly make now that would raise our eyebrows. I mean, we even have a global pandemic to enliven talk about time travel and casting blame.
  2. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Jacko, I am afraid it won't be the end of BF and Cummboy. Those guys are going to stink up the place for a while (as one might anticipate, from their names - the vicissitudes of the greeks and all that). Some of us made a choice to bolt. We can hope for a reversion to mean in the meantime for the UK, but, honestly, what was the mean in England? Brutality laid on by chinless wonders? Anyway, the EU has business to do, and some have chosen to be in the flow of it. Others have chosen to pull their father's collections of Boy's Own as a map to the future. I feel sorry for them, I really do.
  3. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I agree. The Internal Market Bill is language. It is telling the EU that UK does not want a deal. It would have been easier if the UK had just written a letter in english. Anyway, what we have known would happen has happened. The UK is going over the cliff. And building a moonshot parachute on the way down. Cummboy and the Govester are smart, to be certain. But it would have been better if they had been physicists or at least engineers or something, instead of artsy-fartsies. Definitely going to be cleanup needed in aisle 6.
  4. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Couldn't happen to a nicer man... Even in this little backwater, many of us predicted this outcome once the "oven ready" WA was announced. By the way, can any of you remember what exactly Geoffrey Cox was droning on about turkeys preventing christmas? So he kind of knew about the details of the WA, yes? Any way, he is now two for two on the deeper grounds of the law, so he has moved up from a -8 rating. I have had to add a negative notch to the dial for Braverman. Buckland is still stuck at -10
  5. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    From the FT - https://www.ft.com/content/de1af530-3b43-4d85-a79c-905e86288c6c David O’Sullivan, a former EU ambassador to the US who has also served as the EU’s top trade official, said it was “disingenuous in the extreme” for Mr Johnson’s government to say that the speed of the “all-weather” agreement somehow justified the government’s move to unilaterally overwrite the terms of the withdrawal agreement. “Negotiating a duty and quota-free FTA would eliminate some paperwork and the vexed issue of tariffs for goods entering Northern Ireland, but the fundamentals of the architecture, including border checks and state aid were never dependent on an agreeing an FTA. “It is disingenuous in the extreme to now turn around and say the deal was ‘agreed in haste’ and therefore needs to be unilaterally reinterpreted.”
  6. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Well, its not like little england would have had a problem with a white tribe from ceciland. I still think he hails from lake mead marina.
  7. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Jack, 10 years of counting is a lot. I think you will need to add a new member to your staff
  8. crashdog

    x-yachts x-119

    The keels themselves were a bigger problem with the 119s, because they were composite, cast iron fin and lead bulb which creates several problems. But the internal grid is sound as far as I know. Do a thorough moisture test during the survey. The tin rig is getting on in life by now, and although they were tree trunks, have a long look there, also.
  9. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Sorry for the bad quote Jack.
  10. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    That is phenomenal. I wonder where the money for the appeals came from. Thank goodness the law is still speaking.
  11. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    ^ wait, did he just say bums on the road? I thought it was bums in the ditch...
  12. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Brexit is more of a return to Ricardo and Say than it is anything else. All the populist messaging is rhetoric to enable a roll back the years of hard fought economic engineering after WWII. It is a return to the lower economic equilibrium that treated employment and economic growth through the very hard lens of supply and demand and to quantity of money theories. BJ, Gove, etal, want to return to a mercantile economy, and to the inequalities that accompany it. People have likened the UK self harm to pre wwII germany and japan. Look how deep those wounds went. Of course, 20 to 30 years after wwII, both germany and japan were global leaders, thanks to the international community. So, for wayne's world: - i) it will take longer than the 10 years and at pretty significant human cost, and ii) there may not be that much good will in the international community for rebuilding britain, especially since the new global leader is china, not the USA.
  13. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I think its probably nine years now, yes?
  14. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    OK, I wasn't going to do this, but I had a big slosh of gin while sitting on the boat this afternoon, and now that I am back home... In Jack's first image - the fly end is on the right, the hoist on the left, as shown flying below If the aircraft is flying, you could imagine that the fly end of the flag would be toward the stern, not the bow. In which case, it would look like: With the nose of the aircraft on the right, , then the tail would show as on the aircraft. It is correct. I am not so sure about what appears to be the long pennant from the nose, however. That's just spurious design. Anyway, not sure that a Boris pennanting off is the right thing to display. There should be a city flag in there, yes?
  15. crashdog

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I find that Cummings' weak grasp of complexity makes it difficult to continue to listen. Of course, I must be disciplined and try. And when I do, I find that the use of the complexity argument is a device to support the core supposition of the venal at the heart of humanity, rather than a mechanic to develop multi-dimensional models of human behaviour. So in Cummings little hands it becomes a heuristic device to explain the heuristic of organisational behaviour. So for Cummings and thereby, for the whole lot of them, the argument becomes "my cartesian framework is better than your cartesian framework". This explains the focus on sharp, short messaging - "Stay Alert" or "Save the NHS" rather than on substance, because _any_ cartesian framework will be woefully insufficient in a 3+1 dimensional framework, much less in a 6+ dimensional analytic field like is currently considered in real life systems or many multiples of that in a truly complex system.