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    [–] they call me 007 AmanitaMakesMe1337er 2 points ago in IdiotsInCars

    It says .nl right there in the link, and even if you didn't know that was a Netherlands domain, the text doesn't look even remotely like French...

    [–] Some jackass dropped this turtle off at my vet's this morning without a word in the sub-zero temperatures. The vets is looking for a home for him if anyone would consider adopting. Medivet Southwark on Spa Road in Bermondsey. AmanitaMakesMe1337er 5 points ago in london

    Yeah, too many people are quick to adopt pets without considering the amount of responsibility and sacrifice involved. They'll act like their dog or cat or whatever is an important part of their family, right up until they want to go on holiday. Then all of a sudden the animal's welfare is less important than their holiday and they'll traumatise them by leaving them in a cage for 1-2 weeks in kennels or a cattery. I've seen what kennels do to a family dog and anyone who is willing to cause that much trauma to an animal just so they can go on holiday should not own a pet. Think before you adopt. You need to be there for that animal for the next 10-15 years (for a dog - I don't know much about cats).

    [–] “Have I not been clear about the wall?” Pelosi signals Trump still won’t get what he wants AmanitaMakesMe1337er 1 points ago in politics

    Crossings dropped in locations where barriers were installed because people just crossed at the next easiest spot instead. If there was a barrier along the entire border, they would start crossing the next easiest way, which would be to climb over it using ropes/ladders. A wall is a really poor obstacle when there is no one around for miles to stop you climbing over.

    [–] 'Meaner and angrier': Brexit exposes growing fractures in UK society AmanitaMakesMe1337er 27 points ago in unitedkingdom

    Have you told him about how the daily mail has been given a 1 out of 5 rating for credibility by a service which lists spreaders of fake news?

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/jan/23/dont-trust-daily-mail-website-microsoft-browser-warns-users

    (If you don't think he'll trust the guardian just Google "daily mail fake news" - there's plenty of other sources reporting this)

    [–] Parliament must remember that the official Leave campaign ruled out No Deal. There was no mandate for it then and there is no mandate for it now. #JustMakeItStop AmanitaMakesMe1337er 3 points ago in ukpolitics

    Quote from the bill which enabled the referendum to take place:

    "This Bill requires a referendum to be held on the question of the UK’s continued membership of the European Union (EU) before the end of 2017. It does not contain any requirement for the UK Government to implement the results of the referendum, nor set a time limit by which a vote to leave the EU should be implemented. Instead, this is a type of referendum known as pre-legislative or consultative."

    Disregarding a purely consultative referendum (especially after seeing the absolute shitshow that trying to implement the result has caused) is not subverting democracy.

    [–] Labour MPs accuse Jeremy Corbyn of 'standing in way' of Final Say Brexit referendum AmanitaMakesMe1337er 2 points ago in unitedkingdom

    You can't simply ignore or wish away 52% of the vote in a referendum.

    You can when the referendum is purely consultative and the referendum bill specifically states that there is no requirement for the government to implement the result.

    [–] Labour MPs accuse Jeremy Corbyn of 'standing in way' of Final Say Brexit referendum AmanitaMakesMe1337er 1 points ago * (lasted edited 22 days ago) in unitedkingdom

    Except the 2016 referendum contained no requirement for implementation of the result and was purely consultative.

    http://acgrayling.com/letter-to-mps

    That link contains a quote from the bill which was passed in order for the referendum to take place, and also a number of other reasons that brexit is not the will of the people. The quote from the bill is what I'm talking about though.

    [–] Question...If Brexit is going to solve everything, then why are so many businesses leaving? AmanitaMakesMe1337er 1 points ago in unitedkingdom

    The first link is from May last year and only states that

    "London is still ranked as the world’s number one global financial centre index despite Brexit looming and a number of key asset management firms exiting the UK’s capital."

    This doesn't mean there has been no impact, and it was published way before no deal started looking possible so it doesn't give a reliable picture of the current state of London's financial centre.

    The second link states

    "London’s tech companies received £1.8bn (72%) of the total £2.49bn raised by British tech firms [in 2018]."

    and

    "The UK’s fintech sector also continues to be a major draw for venture capital investors, with London-based companies raising over £1.08bn (over 90%) of the total £1.17bn received by UK fintech firms last year[2018]."

    They don't look at the impact of brexit on tech firms, and I can't find any data with a brief search, but those figures aren't particularly encouraging when you look at the amount of money leaving other sectors (as stated in my previous comment - £800 billion from the finance sector alone).

    [–] Question...If Brexit is going to solve everything, then why are so many businesses leaving? AmanitaMakesMe1337er 3 points ago in unitedkingdom

    Many businesses won't be able to adapt as their profitability depends on free trade with specific EU nations. We've been in the EU for so long and become so integrated that a large part of our economy is dependent on it. The amount of damage brexit will cause to the nation and our image is simply not worth it for any outcome that is actually achievable.

    [–] Question...If Brexit is going to solve everything, then why are so many businesses leaving? AmanitaMakesMe1337er 7 points ago in unitedkingdom

    Here's a couple of other examples for you...

    Finance industry - banks and other financial services companies have moved at least £800 billion of assets out of the country because of brexit.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/07/investing/brexit-banks-moving-assets/index.html

    Aerospace industry - Airbus says no deal Brexit will force them to leave the UK and will decimate the aerospace industry.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2019/jan/24/take-the-airbus-chief-no-deal-brexit-warning-seriously

    [–] Question...If Brexit is going to solve everything, then why are so many businesses leaving? AmanitaMakesMe1337er 2 points ago * (lasted edited 22 days ago) in unitedkingdom

    Here's what's happening in the financial services industry...

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/07/investing/brexit-banks-moving-assets/index.html

    Edit: Airbus says no deal Brexit will force them to leave the UK and will decimate the aerospace industry.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2019/jan/24/take-the-airbus-chief-no-deal-brexit-warning-seriously

    Edit 2: the government's unemployment figures have been shown to be nothing more than spin (could also be called lies) around a change which is not beneficial for the country. This is only going to get worse when the government are no longer forced to abide by EU laws designed to protect workers.

    http://www.solfed.org.uk/catalyst/lies-damned-lies-and-unemployment-statistics

    [–] Question...If Brexit is going to solve everything, then why are so many businesses leaving? AmanitaMakesMe1337er 0 points ago * (lasted edited 22 days ago) in unitedkingdom

    Can you find any source that agrees there has been huge investment in fintech? Because all I can find is sources saying that £800 billion has left the UK finance industry because of brexit...

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/07/investing/brexit-banks-moving-assets/index.html

    [–] Sony will move its European headquarters from the UK to the Netherlands to avoid disruptions caused by Brexit AmanitaMakesMe1337er 1 points ago * (lasted edited 23 days ago) in worldnews

    Many of those issues will be made worse by leaving the EU...

    Aging demographics - many old people from Britain currently retire to Spain or France for the better weather and because EU freedom of movement makes it extremely easy, after we leave this will be a lot more difficult meaning more elderly people staying in the country.

    Weakening currency - we don't use the euro, we have the pound. However, just voting to leave the EU and the subsequent uncertainty has already significantly reduced the value of the pound. All economic experts predict further drops in value after we leave. If we leave without a deal (currently looking very possible) the drop in value is predicted to be huge.

    Struggling banking sector - the UK has already lost over $1 trillion from its financial services industry alone as a direct consequence of brexit, and we haven't even left yet. It's not just banks jumping ship though, companies in almost every industry are moving their assets out of the country, citing brexit uncertainty as the reason.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/07/investing/brexit-banks-moving-assets/index.html

    [–] Manchester Piccadilly thrift store! @samwood.lens on Instagram if anyone's interested! AmanitaMakesMe1337er 2 points ago in manchester

    Seriously though what is a thrift store? Exact same thing as a charity shop? Any differences? Are they associated with charities at all? Or do they just take stuff for free and sell it cheap, keeping all profits?

    [–] Tony Blair interview on Brexit: ‘It’s not an outrage to go back to the people after 30 months of total mess’ AmanitaMakesMe1337er 2 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in ukpolitics

    It's not remain that are predicting these things, they're just repeating what experts have said. Because, y'know, why wouldn't you listen to people who know what they're talking about?

    Imagine you're driving a car and your passenger says "go that way, there is definitely no cliff edge that way." So you drive that way. Two minutes later you see a bunch of signs saying "DANGER! Cliff Edge This Way!" Do you just keep on driving off the cliff edge because you've already decided to go in that direction? Or do you re-evaluate your decision because you have new information?

    [–] House votes 362-53 to disapprove Trump lifting of sanctions on Russian companies AmanitaMakesMe1337er 3 points ago in politics

    That's not how this works. If you can't be bothered backing up your wild claims with even a single decent source then why should anyone waste their time researching something that is most likely nonsense?

    [–] House votes 362-53 to disapprove Trump lifting of sanctions on Russian companies AmanitaMakesMe1337er 2 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in politics

    Until you source those studies you're basing your comment on anyone reading it can (and should) safely assume you're talking out of your arse.

    [–] Giuliani: "I never said there was no collusion between the campaign" and Russians AmanitaMakesMe1337er 37 points ago in worldnews

    I know it's hard to admit that you've been completely and utterly conned... but you're just gonna have to suck it up. What did you expect when you voted for a senile sex offender who lies so often and so terribly even a monkey could see that he should never be trusted?