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Forum: Current Affairs 07-Aug-2018, 13:16
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Posted By Beef~
There are regulatory, civil and criminal...

There are regulatory, civil and criminal components to the sanctions - no financial institution would risk clearing dollar transactions with Iran. The real application of power here is through US...
Forum: Current Affairs 18-Jul-2018, 11:32
Replies: 3,537
Views: 302,481
Posted By Beef~
Would love to have seen him follow-up on his...

Would love to have seen him follow-up on his claim to comfortably get that mini-submarine through the cave. It was completely rigid.
Forum: Current Affairs 18-Jul-2018, 11:24
Replies: 1,565
Views: 40,910
Posted By Beef~
True although prancing about with Farage on a...

True although prancing about with Farage on a fishing boat was probably not the best look. An old classmate was the runner-up in that election who ran on a pro-EU platform and increased the Lib Dem...
Forum: Current Affairs 18-Jul-2018, 10:48
Replies: 1,565
Views: 40,910
Posted By Beef~
Kate Hoey has been appalling. No idea why she...

Kate Hoey has been appalling. No idea why she still has the Labour whip. Her constituency is overwhelmingly remain.
Forum: Current Affairs 10-Jul-2018, 12:56
Replies: 1,565
Views: 40,910
Posted By Beef~
I suspect the gist of their reply might be as...

I suspect the gist of their reply might be as follows: "Just do it better."
Forum: Current Affairs 09-Jul-2018, 15:22
Replies: 1,565
Views: 40,910
Posted By Beef~
Right so another leadership contest then another...

Right so another leadership contest then another general election? Perfect.
Forum: Current Affairs 07-Jul-2018, 00:15
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Views: 40,910
Posted By Beef~
All this talk about facilitated customs...

All this talk about facilitated customs arrangements and tracking where goods end up and collecting different tariffs sounds awfully vague, expensive to implement and quite possibly totally...
Forum: Current Affairs 27-Jun-2018, 11:15
Replies: 1,565
Views: 40,910
Posted By Beef~
It's an interesting analysis but I think it...

It's an interesting analysis but I think it overstates the impact of Boris on the vote. There's a dissatisfaction with the status quo and how money and wealth is distributed which would still have...
Forum: Current Affairs 22-Jun-2018, 14:15
Replies: 127
Views: 2,627
Posted By Beef~
That's not true. California decriminalised weed...

That's not true. California decriminalised weed ages ago and we've not seen those risks materialise in anything close to the severity we were being warned about.

Canada has recently passed...
Forum: Current Affairs 22-Jun-2018, 12:52
Replies: 127
Views: 2,627
Posted By Beef~
We were having the same arrguments 10 years ago....

We were having the same arrguments 10 years ago. What has prohibition and criminalization achieved? Spice? Widely flouted laws? What benefits has decriminalisation achieved in the US?

Public policy...
Forum: Discussion 20-Jun-2018, 22:54
Replies: 50
Views: 1,037
Posted By Beef~
$200. I think fallout 4 was the last game I...

$200. I think fallout 4 was the last game I bought.
Forum: Current Affairs 18-Jun-2018, 10:06
Replies: 939
Views: 26,094
Posted By Beef~
Andrew Neil is a bit far up his own arse but he's...

Andrew Neil is a bit far up his own arse but he's a twat to everyone which is probably a desirable quality.
Forum: Current Affairs 18-Jun-2018, 08:43
Replies: 1,565
Views: 40,910
Posted By Beef~
The Times was saying this was really a sop to the...

The Times was saying this was really a sop to the Brexiteers as May prepares to make significant concessions to EU demands at the next Council meeting.
Forum: Current Affairs 07-Jun-2018, 14:54
Replies: 1,565
Views: 40,910
Posted By Beef~
What comes out the other end?

What comes out the other end?
Forum: Current Affairs 07-Jun-2018, 14:25
Replies: 1,565
Views: 40,910
Posted By Beef~
Everything is a fudge because there is no way to...

Everything is a fudge because there is no way to fit a square peg through a round hole. A fundamental flaw of cakeism.
Forum: Current Affairs 07-Jun-2018, 14:23
Replies: 1,565
Views: 40,910
Posted By Beef~
That would be a little surprising given that what...

That would be a little surprising given that what the draft says is categorically neither time limited nor legally enforceable - which were precisely his demands.
Forum: Mobile Phones, Tablets & PDAs 07-Jun-2018, 04:33
Replies: 48
Views: 753
Posted By Beef~
I have the pixel 2 xl. While the price is high...

I have the pixel 2 xl. While the price is high the photos are gorgeous. I don't own a proper camera so rely on the phone for all my snaps so I was willing to spend a bit more but its performance at...
Forum: Current Affairs 02-Jun-2018, 04:32
Replies: 1,565
Views: 40,910
Posted By Beef~
Traitor!

Traitor!
Forum: Current Affairs 21-May-2018, 08:54
Replies: 2,471
Views: 72,469
Posted By Beef~
https://mobile.twitter.com/Robert_E_Kelly/status/9...

https://mobile.twitter.com/Robert_E_Kelly/status/998422440165294081?s=03

A more realistic perspective on upcoming NK summit. Best wait and see on that Nobel prize.
Forum: Discussion 07-May-2018, 17:07
Replies: 30
Views: 1,199
Posted By Beef~
We just got to Kandy on the train. It's monsoon...

We just got to Kandy on the train. It's monsoon so it's been pissing down with rain non-stop. Heading up to Trincomalee to do some diving.
Forum: Discussion 07-May-2018, 16:11
Replies: 30
Views: 1,199
Posted By Beef~
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
Forum: Current Affairs 03-May-2018, 02:36
Replies: 2,471
Views: 72,469
Posted By Beef~
If anything what progress has been made has only...

If anything what progress has been made has only been possible because of specific compromises and assurances made by Kim. Whether that turns out to be a play for more money or something more...
Forum: Current Affairs 10-Apr-2018, 13:45
Replies: 2,471
Views: 72,469
Posted By Beef~
It's as worrying as an infringement of...

It's as worrying as an infringement of attorney-client privilege insofar as it is plausible that Cohen voluntarily paid $150k to someone, he claimed to believe was lying, without either informing his...
Forum: Current Affairs 09-Apr-2018, 06:56
Replies: 939
Views: 26,094
Posted By Beef~
Ahem no idea what you're talking about :)

Ahem no idea what you're talking about :)
Forum: Current Affairs 09-Apr-2018, 02:24
Replies: 939
Views: 26,094
Posted By Beef~
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/05/demis...

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/05/demise-of-the-nation-state-rana-dasgupta

Not sure if this has been shared before but this provides a well written perspective on how current political...
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