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Re: In the News
« Reply #285 on: October 05, 2014, 10:00:36 AM »
So Clarkson was being potentially offensive about a very sensitive issue and was surprised at the result? You'd have thought they'd have learnt from their trip to America where they nearly got portugaled up by a gang of mega christian hillbilly nutjobs.

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« Reply #286 on: October 05, 2014, 10:46:01 AM »
To be fair I don't think they were being insensitive here, I think it was just Argentina doing their thing again - like with the Olympics. I mean come on, they're complaining about a number plate being reasonably close to a number associated with a war 30 years ago when they sneaked in and filmed an advert there trying to lay claim to the islands which want to be British anyway. Honestly.
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« Reply #287 on: October 05, 2014, 11:45:29 AM »
It's the argentine government's way of diverting attention away from home issues (it also worked pretty well for Thatcher)

Didn't they default (again) fairly recently?

So to stop the people worrying about the abysmal economic situation they start the falklands issue all over again
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Re: In the News
« Reply #288 on: October 05, 2014, 03:45:36 PM »
Well it wasn't the Argentinian government that kicked up the heehaw, twas a mob of bellends who thought they were being antagonised. Escorting them out of Argentina was actually a pretty sensible response by the authorities. Considering Clarkson's record it really wouldn't have been surprising if he had pulled something like that on purpose.

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« Reply #289 on: October 05, 2014, 05:39:05 PM »
The bellends are only bellends about this issue because of people in their government telling them that Falklands is theirs with bs propaganda. So I blame both. The authorities also stopped protecting Clarkson and he made his way to Chile instead. Which is but one reason why Chile is awesome.
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« Reply #290 on: October 05, 2014, 09:09:45 PM »
Wasn't it the local council that organised the protest against top gear?
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Re: In the News
« Reply #291 on: October 07, 2014, 06:34:45 PM »

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Re: In the News
« Reply #292 on: October 07, 2014, 06:40:52 PM »
Meh. We portray our presidents riding dinosaurs.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #294 on: October 18, 2014, 01:26:45 PM »
portugaling socialist bastards. I shouldn't let them annoy me, they're doomed to fail anyway but they're just so wrong and hypocritical it hurts.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #295 on: October 24, 2014, 06:15:00 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29754168
Good news for EU sceptics I guess. Seems a bit mental.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #296 on: October 24, 2014, 07:18:56 PM »
Seems reasonable to not pay 2bn euros.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #297 on: October 24, 2014, 07:40:28 PM »
A lot of this is a Cameron screwup though. He changed the number system to make it look like the economy was doing a bunch better, then as a result of that it turned out we'd been underpaying the EU - this is, to clarify, a regular readjustment, it's just that because of our figures changing we've turned out to have like a decade's backlog. Also the treasury have known this was coming up for ages and now they're acting like it's some travesty - this readjustment happens every year, it's just that most years we've been given a rebate from it so everyone's ignored it.

Of course 2 billion is a lot of money, and the EU would have been smarter to smooth over it by making the payments an incremental upward adjustment of future payments not a lump sum. But this is at heart a politically manufactured crisis.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #298 on: November 05, 2014, 02:08:53 PM »
And suddenly, Republicans everywhere.

Say goodbye to any legislation whatsoever being passed for the next two years, America! Oh, and good luck even getting budgets passed, which now may not even happen.  :P
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Re: In the News
« Reply #299 on: November 05, 2014, 02:16:28 PM »
Well I didn't vote for them. :P

I hope you're not implying that Democrats would have been any better.

#libertarian
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