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Old 06-24-2016, 03:46 PM   #61
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France seems to follow after GB in recent history. Their majority paty in parliament is anti-EU so if the economy is down for longer than a couple of months could they follow Great Britain in the exit process?


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Old 06-24-2016, 04:24 PM   #62
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The UK's exit has put new life in the Texas secession movement.
I actually used that as an example to try and explain the parallels of the UK leaving the EU to an American friend of mine. Here's what I wrote...

You're probably still thinking why is leaving such a big deal. I'll try to explain using Texas ceding from the Union as a comparison here, but our leaving the EU is far more chaotic and far reaching, because there are a lot more established laws.

So yes, think of if Texas left and became its own province/state with its own self rule, independent of Washington. I say "if" here, who knows, it may actually happen. Anyhow, let's continue. Some of the things that may or may not happen between the UK and EU (as I said, because we have to negotiate them in the future and all of these are undecided) could include:

- if you want to enter Texas for any reason from any other state, you'd need a passport because the borders are controlled to the outside.

- if you want to move to Texas to live and work from any other state, you'd need a specific Texas "Green Card".

- likewise if you want to move from Texas to live and work, you'd need to go through all the paperwork to be allowed to stay.

- anyone originally from outside Texas may be asked/forced to leave the state and move elsewhere.

- as a result, imagine a bunch of industries and businesses going down the pan (not so hard, imagine if all Mexicans were forced to leave for example).

- anyone owning property in Texas who wasn't born there may be asked/forced to sell said property.

- anyone living in Texas buying items from other states (even online) have sales tax applied to all purchases.

- anyone outside of Texas wanting to buy from Texas may find the products are higher priced due to imposed tariffs.

- in fact, it would be more likely that negotiations would have to take place to even allow Texas to continue to export to other US states.

- Texas would have no say in the running of the wider US government, and no control over what happens to states around it.

- this would include having to raise all its own money from local taxes to pay for everything, with no subsidies or handouts from the US government.

Hopefully that paints a clearer picture for our "What is the EU?" Googling American friends...
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:49 PM   #63
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Just to be clear - I was trying to point out that Brexit was far more significant that a Texas split, not the other-way round.

Not that Texas leaving wouldn't be significant, but todays news isn't a State exiting a country.
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:22 PM   #64
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It's not because I don't love you, or other people in Texas!
It's because I don't think it'll get further than ridiculous posturing, and seeing a bunch of Anti-Government people forced to live off the dole when they're tossed in jail.
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Just imagine the two of them having a no holds barred debate.
Or maybe we could put them in a room together, where they try and prepare thanksgiving dinner.

I think that's the first episode.

EPIC television. Hilary couldn't even take Bernie, she'll be destroyed by Trump in the upcoming debates.

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Just to be clear - I was trying to point out that Brexit was far more significant that a Texas split, not the other-way round.

Not that Texas leaving wouldn't be significant, but todays news isn't a State exiting a country.
UK leaving EU is much closer to, say, America leaving NATO.

And I would absolutely watch Obama versus Trump. Go get 'im, Uncle Barry.
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:30 PM   #65
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Yes, I was only using it as an example for Americans to understand that you have a collection of fairly different entities (in your case, states), bound together by some common laws and government while retaining the rights to set local legislature, and one of that group decides it wants to leave the collective.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:40 PM   #66
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Apparently a bunch of Brits are now saying they regret their vote to leave and wish they could turn back time and vote to stay.

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Old 06-24-2016, 07:47 PM   #67
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I highly doubt it's "a bunch". Just a few who have a large audience. I'm sure there are some who feel guilt now that they see the immediate aftermath, but it can't be more than a small portion of those who voted "Leave".
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:06 PM   #68
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:31 PM   #69
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Apparently a bunch of Brits are now saying they regret their vote to leave and wish they could turn back time and vote to stay.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kqaDFyt_cV...pid+People.jpg
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Old people always say how stupid young generation is yet they are far more idiotic and uneducated that they brought destruction to everyone else. Fantastic.
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Hey, now. Luthor's good at business.
Yeah, but Luthor never had a university.

Or steaks.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:33 PM   #71
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You can say a lot of things about Donald Trump, but don't be dumb; Trump is an excellent businessman. That's why he's gotten as far as he has.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:54 PM   #72
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You can say a lot of things about Donald Trump, but don't be dumb; Trump is an excellent businessman. That's why he's gotten as far as he has.
He comes from old money. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:07 PM   #73
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Old people always say how stupid young generation is yet they are far more idiotic and uneducated that they brought destruction to everyone else. Fantastic.
So you're saying old people are all stupid and shouldn't be allowed to vote, because they voted 'wrong' this time? I don't mean to put words in your mouth, but that's what you're getting at, right?

Who knows, maybe some of the oldies voted for what they thought best for their children and grandchildren. They aren't all scheming together to ruin your life.

Also, how do they know what age group voted what? Is it all an educated guess?
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:12 PM   #74
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9/10 posts from Shark_blade are contrarian trolling/flamebait. Just ignore him.
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I'm saying majority of old people who voted to leave in that situation.

Regarding Trump's tweet, SCOTLAND DID NOT VOTE TO LEAVE THE EU

62% of scottish voters voted to remain in the european union and, in fact, this result has begun discussions to hold another referendum on scottish independence. yup, that’s right, scotland wanted to stay in the eu so badly, they’re willing to leave the uk to do so (which trump will probably use as an example of ‘taking back control’ anyway tbh) so, to sum up: scotland did not want to leave the eu trump has NOT seen anywhere ‘going wild’ scotland never has, nor never will, agree with donald trump, and should not be used as a pawn in american political rhetoric.

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You can say a lot of things about Donald Trump, but don't be dumb; Trump is an excellent conman. That's why he's gotten as far as he has.
^^ fixed that for you. Like I said, he's funny as hell, like a clown, and he's got some great lines/comedic wit.

He's everything people hate about America, and if he were shrunk in the wash, he'd make a great Oompa-Loompa.
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Case in point. His sole intention is to provoke a negative emotional response.
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Old 06-25-2016, 02:19 AM   #79
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Apparently a bunch of Brits are now saying they regret their vote to leave and wish they could turn back time and vote to stay.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kqaDFyt_cV...pid+People.jpg
Half of them apparently had to search online what leaving the EU meant after they voted.
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My Mum and Dad are the smart over 65s, they voted remain.
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