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  1. Doro

    Brexit

    They don't want to scrutinise the deal, that's a bollocks excuse they use. They just don't want any Brexit to happen in any form. If Letwin actually did want out of the EU, he wouldn't have just stabbed Bojo in the back for the second time to block leaving. "Et tu, Letwin" doesn't really cover his betrayal, no matter how he wants to try to dress it up. I say shut down Parliament (for a third time in as many months). There's no taking back control while the people making up the majority are pro-EU shills looking to obstruct the referendum result. Bring on a general election so the traitors can get thrown out.
  2. Doro

    Brexit

    Yup, traitor Letwin has succeeded in fucking the country over. Here's hoping the EU reject the extension request. The irony that our democracy now rests on the decision of the very organisation we want to leave, because our own MPs have chosen to once again put the UK through months of uncertainty for no reason at all. Hang the lot of them.
  3. Doro

    The Rage Corner 2: Electric Boogaloo

    We all pretty much know the pitfalls of right-wingers, one of which is obviously racism (as opposed to race realism). However, that same pitfall also exists on the left. This is what happens when myths about race are spread. Shit like "we're all the same" and "only one human race" results in people genuinely not knowing the truth about biology. Look at these idiots clinging so desperately to an ideology they've been taught even in the face of being corrected. Trying to shy away from uncomfortable truths has resulted in ignorance about variations in our own species, leaving minority ethnicities in developed nations to struggle to find matches for donors. The least we can hope for is that medical professionals remain above this nonsense, to keep a rational mind about race-based diseases and disorders and the various approaches to treatments needed. Then again, leftist propaganda infects pretty deeply.
  4. Doro

    The Rage Corner 2: Electric Boogaloo

    This sort of stuff always gets up my nose.
  5. Doro

    Brexit

    As far as I know, it just takes a simple majority to decide to put a hard border in place. Then again, with its current incarnation, getting a simple majority in Stormont seems to be impossible. Effectively, the "new" deal just puts the ball in Northern Ireland's court to decide on the border issue eventually, while the rest of the UK leaves without further delay. Since Northern Ireland were the major obstacle, I think it's pretty reasonable to give them the decision in this without hanging the rest of the UK in the balance. You're probably right on the money front.
  6. Doro

    Brexit

    Exactly. There's no reason to delay it any more, other than for the opposition to attempt to overturn the result yet again. They won't call a GE before Halloween because they're worried they'd lose and Bojo would be in the clear to give no deal if they keep opposing his deal. But if they call a GE after a new delay, they'll definitely lose because they would've once again stood in the way of a democratic vote. All a delay would do is give more of the same bullshit, while continuing to damage the economy and prop up the Tories. In the list of outcomes, a no deal scenario with the proposed buffers in place is better than another delay. What frustrates me the most is that the DUP don't like the new "backstop". If I recall correctly, it puts the decision to create a hard border in their hands every 4 years, and until then it lets them do mostly what they were already doing before, just with checks on goods. So they'll oppose it... and end up with a hard border anyway due to a no deal, which is even worse. Or, if democracy gets stood against the wall and shot, they'll get a return to EU rules anyway, so not much different than the current backstop proposal. They're making a fuss over nothing.
  7. Doro

    Brexit

    They didn't bet on the Supreme Court being so pro-EU.
  8. Doro

    Brexit

    And I'm sure the lawyers on the pro-Brexit side did the same.
  9. Doro

    Brexit

    As opposed to the actual wording of the surrender bill.
  10. Doro

    Brexit

    It wasn't worded correctly enough for that to be the case and the article you linked is wrong because it's based on the same mistake of thinking it's about getting an extension, not sending a letter requesting one. Here's the relevant wording from the surrender bill itself. "The Prime Minister must seek to obtain from the European Council an extension of the period under Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union ending at 11.00pm on 31 October 2019 by sending to the President of the European Council a letter in the form set out in the Schedule to this Act requesting an extension of that period to 11.00pm on 31 January 2020 in order to debate and pass a Bill to implement the agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, including provisions reflecting the outcome of inter-party talks as announced by the Prime Minister on 21 May 2019, and in particular the need for the United Kingdom to secure changes to the political declaration to reflect the outcome of those inter-party talks." Here's the chiselled bit to make it easier to read because it's full of bullshit political speak. "The Prime Minister must seek to obtain... an extension... by sending... a letter in the form set out... requesting an extension..." Effectively, Bojo has to send the letter they wrote for him, and that's all the surrender bill asks for. However, it doesn't stipulate that this can't be preceded, accompanied, or followed up by another letter. As long as that main letter is sent, there's a hell of a lot of wiggle room before we even get to the part where the EU has to agree to the extension in the first place.
  11. Doro

    Brexit

    No, because the surrender bill doesn't specify succeeding in getting an extension. It just says that the letter must be sent as written. Asking outside of that letter to not get an extension doesn't frustrate that the letter was sent as the surrender bill demands. That's the loophole.
  12. Doro

    Brexit

    There's a loophole, though. The surrender bill only states that the government must ask for an extension in the exact wording of the letter, not that it must secure an extension. There's nothing that says there can't be an accompanying text stating that this letter needs to be accepted under specific grounds, and those grounds could easily be termed as unacceptable in some form to the EU in order to prevent them accepting an extension. The government could just outright say "this is a letter we have to send because of the surrender bill, but in all honesty we don't actually want it" and it would still be following what was put into place to try to overturn democracy.
  13. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    Each to their own.
  14. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    It is also arbitrary in the reasoning behind choosing it as a point of importance. Fertilisation takes about a day itself, from a sperm penetrating and egg to the genes sorting themselves out, so are we talking the end of fertilisation, or the beginning? Plus, you could decide to start instead at the point where the embryo implants itself in the uterus, otherwise it having "new" DNA is pointless. If it gets stuck in the Fallopian tube, that fertilised egg is fucked. Then, you've also got the issue of a placenta not forming, if that happens by that point does it still matter that there's "new" DNA involved? It would make sense then that maybe life gets decided here instead, as it's not going to be viable and keep developing without it. And at that point, we're talking something like a week and it's still only about 100 cells in a ball. The issue with erring on the side of caution is that there's such a thing as being too cautious. Back on Trump, I saw a sudden lot of pearl-clutchers getting upset on social media about a "horrendous" video that was made to make Trump look like he was murdering his enemies in a church. Shit, I thought they were talking a proper mock-up of a terrorist attack or something. Nope, turns out it was just that scene from Kingsman with some faces and logos in place of the original actors' faces. It's a classic meme format and clearly intended for humour, but you wouldn't think it from all the complaints.
  15. Was this the money trail that led back to some corrupt Russian oligarchs? I can't keep track of it any more.
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