1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So, the messing about is done. The UK PM can now pull the trigger whenever she feels like it.

    Though I am curious to see what happens, I am also sad that this country is so backwards and that the rise of shallow populism seems to be the new vogue in the world.
    03-14-2017 04:03 AM
  2. Rose640's Avatar
    The tech industry is but one issue.

    The health services is by far a bigger one. It's been under pressure for some time now. Ever since the result of the referendum, nurses and doctors have left. They're having issues recruiting from the EU. They haven't got enough students to fill those gaps. They are having issues recruiting from other countries.

    To top it off, a lot of the retired UK citizens living in the EU on their pensions now have less money as the £ has decreased in value. It's likely some will return to the UK. Putting extra strain on an already crumbling health service.

    Next is the financial sector. The bread and butter of the UK economy. Lots of EU citizens working there and with the UK leaving the EU, it represents a possible change for the worse. So lots of them are looking to move.

    The manufacturing industry, mainly the car industry, is not looking that good either. With Peugeot buying out GM in the EU and even though Nissan was given 'assurances' there's no guarantee there and it all rides on what the UK does with the negotiations.

    I personally think the UK is hoping for a immediate trade deal with the US. Probably not in their favour but to them it will show that they are 'doing something'.

    I agree with you wholly that this idea of going alone is not the best and a lot of people, mostly younger, are going to suffer for some time possibly.

    It's really too hard to know what's going to happen but if the UK can't get the right deal and decides to walk away, this country is going to tank and not in a good way.
    I can already see EU just crushing UK's diplomats. I believe EU will be kind of nice, but that nice really. Not even Merkel with all of her politeness is going to miss out potentially great deal that's going to benefit Germany.
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    03-14-2017 10:19 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So Rue, you're telling me that Brits vote leave EU because of EU immigrations, not the ones from Africa and Asia? For real? So the government played those people. Nice.
    I think you may have misunderstood me.. but that's ok.

    No, what the UK wants is immigration from the Commonwealth because they still believe they are their betters and 'offer' them a chance to live in the 'home' country.

    No I kid you not. This not a joke. I'm not lying and I'm not making it up. that's truly what has been said by government.

    Of course, some of those in the small towns I mentioned probably believe that Canada, Australia and New Zealand are all full of ex white Brits of course...

    The ones from 'non white' countries will be happy to do the 'lesser' jobs... no I'm not kidding again.. except for those from India who they believe can offer cheap IT workers... no I'm not kidding again...

    This is the sad reality of the mindset of Brexit.
    03-14-2017 10:23 AM
  4. Rose640's Avatar
    So, the messing about is done. The UK PM can now pull the trigger whenever she feels like it.

    Though I am curious to see what happens, I am also sad that this country is so backwards and that the rise of shallow populism seems to be the new vogue in the world.
    Something else happened? I never really liked the new Prime Minister, though the previous one wasn't all rainbows and sunshines at all. Don't know if people are putting any guilt on his shoulders, but playing the whole country like that just to get elected, shallow, really shallow. And he didn't even believe in it, he himself called people to vote no.
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    03-14-2017 10:26 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Something else happened? I never really liked the new Prime Minister, though the previous one wasn't all rainbows and sunshines at all. Don't know if people are putting any guilt on his shoulders, but playing the whole country like that just to get elected, shallow, really shallow. And he didn't even believe in it, he himself called people to vote no.
    What's happened is that parliament has now officially approved the 'Brexit Bill' as it's being called so now the PM has the power to start the process.

    None of the amendments that were brought up by the lords was accepted so it's going through as is.

    So sometime near the end of this month the UK will officially repeal the law that binds it to the EU.

    Sad day really. It's been decades in the making for some here in the UK.

    Thanks to world issues, this is how we are here....
    03-14-2017 11:07 AM
  6. worldspy99's Avatar
    15 engineers in the training class today. It has been a fun 2 hours so far.
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    03-14-2017 12:58 PM
  7. Rose640's Avatar
    What's happened is that parliament has now officially approved the 'Brexit Bill' as it's being called so now the PM has the power to start the process.

    None of the amendments that were brought up by the lords was accepted so it's going through as is.

    So sometime near the end of this month the UK will officially repeal the law that binds it to the EU.

    Sad day really. It's been decades in the making for some here in the UK.

    Thanks to world issues, this is how we are here....
    So it's pretty much official. Don't know what are those politicians thinking. Everywhere you look you see a whole bunch of incapable people running a country.

    Don't worry. Balkan is still worse than UK. We're having a pretty much real war crisis here. Whatever I try to say about our situation just can't do. I just can't describe the despair this region has found itself in. It's really sad as you said.
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    03-14-2017 01:22 PM
  8. worldspy99's Avatar
    Food at lunch was good. Seasoned tofu and vegetable taco bar with guacamole, salsa and side salad. The cookies were divine.
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    03-14-2017 03:56 PM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I see that at least Rite Aid has a better take on this sign than Walmart...
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    03-14-2017 05:30 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    Busy day but a good one. Off to meet multiple friends for the evening.
    03-14-2017 08:15 PM
  11. raycpl's Avatar
    Extended my leave for another day. Cannot believe we messed up while buying our online air tickets. Didn't notice our mistake.. the departure/designation cities were switched!! Yikes... Live and learn.


    ... !!
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    03-14-2017 11:41 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Extended my leave for another day. Cannot believe we messed up while buying our online air tickets. Didn't notice our mistake.. the departure/designation cities were switched!! Yikes... Live and learn.


    ... !!
    I hope everything has been sorted.
    03-15-2017 09:31 AM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The UK government is now proving definitively they really have no clue... this is just great!

    I love it! This country is soooooo f***ed!
    03-15-2017 10:01 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Anyway, I'm heading off to France at the end of the month. I'm going to Bordeaux. :)
    03-15-2017 10:01 AM
  15. worldspy99's Avatar
    Anyway, I'm heading off to France at the end of the month. I'm going to Bordeaux. :)
    Drink some wine 🍷, will ya? 😀
    03-15-2017 10:27 AM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    Anyway, I'm heading off to France at the end of the month. I'm going to Bordeaux. :)
    Ooh that sounds fun! How long this time? A few days? A day? A week or two?
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    03-15-2017 10:50 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Drink some wine , will ya?
    You know I'm not really a drinker....
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    03-15-2017 11:46 AM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Ooh that sounds fun! How long this time? A few days? A day? A week or two?
    Four days, three nights. It's not that far on the plane. Sad part is that it probably takes me as long to drive to the airport as the flight will take to get to my destination....

    Still, I'm looking forward to it. I've been wanting to go to Bordeaux for a while.
    03-15-2017 11:48 AM
  19. worldspy99's Avatar
    You know I'm not really a drinker....
    Yup but a glass or two in Bordeaux
    Will definitely not hurt you.
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    03-15-2017 12:50 PM
  20. libra89's Avatar
    Had my appointment cancelled because of the weather yesterday. I was able to reschedule it to tomorrow, and I'm so glad that I don't have to pay a no-show fee.

    Looking forward to the slightly shorter day tomorrow, and this replacement X compact...
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    03-15-2017 03:08 PM
  21. Rose640's Avatar
    Had my appointment cancelled because of the weather yesterday. I was able to reschedule it to tomorrow, and I'm so glad that I don't have to pay a no-show fee.

    Looking forward to the slightly shorter day tomorrow, and this replacement X compact...
    Good luck with, that, third attempt? :D
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    03-15-2017 04:16 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    Good luck with, that, third attempt? :D
    Thanks!

    Haha yep, it is. I hope it will be the charm. Hopefully I'll find out if it's meant to be or not.
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    03-15-2017 04:19 PM
  23. Rose640's Avatar
    Somehow this week went from super hard to nothing special at all. Two of my professor rescheduled our tests for the next week, which makes the very next week even worse than what this current one was supposed to be. It's just a huge mess created by the shortage of our working days. As the 4th graders, we'll be finished by the 4. of May, which is at least a month earlier than others.

    Now, normally, this should have been regulated by the yearly plan. You can already guess it, it has not been done so. Now we, just like every other generation before us in the past 20 or so years, are stuck with too much stuff to learn in a too short period of time.

    Another perk of being born in Balkans.
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    03-15-2017 04:20 PM
  24. Rose640's Avatar
    I'm attending a math-computer science department of our gymnasium, and yet, just like the nature department, and just like the language folks, I have to learn 54 pages of Caesar's comment on the battle of Gaul. Wonderful.
    Laura Knotek, libra89 and N_LaRUE like this.
    03-15-2017 04:24 PM
  25. sinime's Avatar
    Alpine, Not Nelson... It's an American IPA in the glass.. But I like the toast... "May we be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows we're dead."



    Sent from mTalk
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    03-15-2017 05:56 PM
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