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Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:09 pm

It's OK, Brexit has been delayed for 2 "transition" years now

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:57 pm

Deals still need to be done by the original withdrawl date though I think, and that's only if all 27 agree

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Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:03 am

Things are so much more fun when they're at least a little bit not allowed. Yesterday a group of activists/performance artists occupied a theatre here and put on their own entertainment in protest of gentrification. Cops kept their distance after negotiations about property damage and it was opened up to the public for a party. A rare occurrence these days.
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Dick Jones
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:50 am

Commenced that Computing course on Saturday, good times. Got me a shiny new student card, can't wait to get on all those sweet sweet discounts.

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Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:55 am

Referendum coming May/June. Repeal the 8th, lower the voting age to 16, Blasphemy law, womens place in the home, etc Very interested to see the wording on the 8th and the womens role in the home. Could both be really well done or utterly terrible.

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:54 am

Surely for the womens role in the home they'll just remove the wording altogether, if they start focusing on the econmic necessity part then god knows what kind of knots they'll tie themselves up in.

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:52 pm

They could just make it gender neutral. Acknowledge work in the home without it implying that its supposed to be women who do it.

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:04 pm

Dick Jones wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:50 am
Commenced that Computing course on Saturday, good times. Got me a shiny new student card, can't wait to get on all those sweet sweet discounts.
programming wasnt it? any particular kind or a general programming one?

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:11 pm

Getting my stitches out tomorrow plus saying bye bye to this kind of half a cast thing, and jeasus psychologically it can't come any sooner. Been a shit buzz, but the summer was proper awesome. Swings and roundabouts eh.
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Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:18 pm

Also, this might be happening
"Sadiq Khan suggests Labour may back second referendum on Brexit"
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 1.html?amp
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:50 am

I know LCD is the hottest ticket in town this week, but excited for Vulfpeck in Vicar St. tonight.

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Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:10 am

Eucrid wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:52 pm
They could just make it gender neutral. Acknowledge work in the home without it implying that its supposed to be women who do it.
I'm not too au fait with it, but doesn't it kind of constitutionally enshrine a welfare state of sorts?
I'd wonder if FG may try to just have it removed altogether rather than just de-gender it.

Has it ever been used to block changes in welfare?

The combination of this with abortion and blasphemy could be spun as very anti-child and anti-god and really get the god fearers turned up to 11

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Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:32 am

The pro-life campaign is going to get really ugly isn't it. Anyone mildly on the fence is going to be targeted with the most distressing language and imagery they can muster, in order to scare them into voting against it.

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Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:45 pm

Dick Jones wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:32 am
The pro-life campaign is going to get really ugly isn't it. Anyone mildly on the fence is going to be targeted with the most distressing language and imagery they can muster, in order to scare them into voting against it.
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:25 am

Oh dear. i think ill just ignore the whole campaign as best i can, not being on FB or twitter helps

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Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:03 am

Its extremely annoying already. The people I hate most are the people who say "its the extremes on both sides blah blah blah".

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Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:08 am

Phierstarter wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:03 am
Things are so much more fun when they're at least a little bit not allowed. Yesterday a group of activists/performance artists occupied a theatre here and put on their own entertainment in protest of gentrification. Cops kept their distance after negotiations about property damage and it was opened up to the public for a party. A rare occurrence these days.
Watching the eviction now, one week later.
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:20 pm

Saw this on twitter, person took them down in town this morning apparently. Grim.

Naturally, people in the replies saying she printed them herself.

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Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:25 pm

what the fuck? its gonna be insufferable isn't it
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:56 pm

Don't see how there's any way to avoid it. There's always going to be a decent number so heavily entrenched on either side that there'll be authentic and falsified shit of this calibre from all angles. Then with the prevailing attitude among people that anyone on the imposing side should be held accountable to the dumbest beliefs/statements/actions that on that side just pours even more self righteous stupid on the whole thing.

fwiw I thought the Citizens Assembly came out with great recommendations that tally almost completely with my current feelings on it.

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