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Paul1Perth last won the day on May 25

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  1. Paul1Perth

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Not seen that one Toots. I have a collection of his films so I'll try and get it.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    It was you who brought the IMF into the conversation as a way of demonstrating how well the UK was forecast to do compared to EU countries. Which was later contradicted by the facts. Now they're faceless bankers who don't care.... I mentioned a report from them I read in the Australian. I never said they were any good or I was a supporter.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    That's the good old British humour coming out. They have a knack of laughing at themselves and at least having a laugh about disastrous periods in history. Although Billy Elliot had a few funny moments I thought it was pretty sad for the most part. Great film though. There have certainly been better comedies about the miners strike times and the demise of Sheffield after steelwork closures. Full Monty and one about pit Brass Bands also raining stones is a classic , Ken Loach has made many good films about hard times. Specially the Thatcher years. That's what makes Northerners resilient and I think a bit tougher than most. They've been through lots of bad times that Southerners haven't seen and just toughed it out and saw the funny side.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    The IMF and advisors are all made up of rich bankers, accountants, economists. They don't care about the population and workers in any country. They just look at the big picture. No comeback if they are totally wrong in their predictions. They will still be getting their fat salaries and bonuses.
  5. Yep, my sisters had a few mate. If it was me and the Wife though I don't think I coild be bothered for a weekend. I'd still go for the 2 or 3 weeks in the Greek Islands or Portugal though. I like being in places long enough to relax and get to know them. Thinking of one of those Greek island swimming holidays for next year when I'll be semi retired.
  6. Paul1Perth

    Trump pushing for 4% of GDP on military.

    If they tried to cripple China like you say they would need a military solution sharp style.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Must be a different IMF they quoted in The Australian. It's all lies and statistics anyway. If the IMF get it totally wrong, not for the first time, do you reckon anyone will get sacked or apologise or anything? No they will just give themselves a rise and a bonus and expect everyone to believe them next year.
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    Trump pushing for 4% of GDP on military.

    Some form of European Army. Would the UK even be in it after brexit? They can't agree on price of vegetables and who gets to call fizzy wine champagne. What chance have they got to have an army together. At least they could blame language difficulties when it all went wrong.
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    Trump pushing for 4% of GDP on military.

    I don't think his intentions are for military powers to be ramping up their own defence forces. The money is supposed to be for NATO and I think if Trump can get other nations to throw in more the America won't have to spend so much. I would be more worried about China spending up big on their military, building islands in the South China sea and then turning them into military bases with a no fly zone. Someone has to keep China in check and it may have to be NATO.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Yeh I've noticed Trump loves a bit of fake news. He just loves chaos and confusion. Who knows what goes on in his head. Honestly though, I'd rather have him talking to Putin than not. As long as they talk and get together every now and then there's less likelihood of some disastrous "misunderstanding" I reckon Putin can speak and understand perfectly good English if he wanted to. Probably thinks Trump will try and say something that he thinks putin won't understand.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Steady on mate, countries far from destroyed. It's had good leaders, bad leaders and everything in between for decades and is still going strong. Britain will get over this just fine and you'll be laughing about it in a couple of years, wondering what all the fuss was about. Boris will be PM and everything will be right with the world. I read yesterday that the IMF has predicted better growth for the UK than for Germany and the rest of Europe. Lets hope they are right for once.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Not aware to tell the truth. Never been on twitter or facebook. I might here some news on the radio and try and catch the SBS world news but that's about it for me. I can't be bothered with the constant streaming updates which may or may not be fake news. There's a lot of it about. Quite like to catch media watch to see what actually goes off and passes for news these days.
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    UK economy slowing.

    Sounds fine but can you imagine the number of applicants and then the hours needed by company HR to check on qualifications, experience, references. Then they would probably have to wait 6 months for them to get a visa. No face to face interview, always risky. Never get a feel for anyone until you can meet them and have a chat. You wouldn't have a clue whether they would fit into the team. The points system puts the onus on the person applying to get their quals ratified, medicals done, resume updated, references sorted and everything stamped by a lawyer or someone in authority. Once they are in and you interview them you are pretty sure they are serious about wanting the job and staying too. Not just some fly by night who might change their mind. You might get a few too many at times but that's not a bad thing if the economy keeps growing. You can guarantee the ones that get in have good quals and experience too, or they wouldn't have made the points. I think the point system works pretty well.
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    Pay TV

    Got foxtel for sport. We were lucky with netflix. My son signed up for a 3 device connection, came and stayed back home for a few weeks before he went to Canada so set it up on our media player. Still works for us and him in Canada too. Don't think it cost him that much. Free to air is pretty crap. Watch a fair bit of SBS and ABC. Some decent series on BBC first. More channels and services just means hours and hours of sub standard TV. The companies have to fill it up with something and it still costs to make decent drama and movies.
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    Moving Home!

    I've never got the isolation argument. Never felt too far away from anywhere. I love WA and Perth is buzzing, it's just that a lot of people sit at home and moan without even going in and giving it a try. When me and the wife are off together we make an effort to go in on the bus and train so we don't have to worry about drinking and driving and go try places we've not tried before. There are absolutely heaps of bars and restaurants and Elizabeth Quay is always pretty busy. Whitfords is fairly close to us too and they've made a magnificent job of the brewery and food venues near the new theatre. It's another place that's always busy and lively. Went to a nice italian there last week, free music from a very good guitarist singer on the stage in the middle, kids running around having a great time on the play equipment, restaurants and bars packed. That's the middle of winter too and we're sat outside. Love it down South. Went and stayed in Yallingup a few weeks ago for a few days. Got a great deal in a really good apartment. 2 minutes walk to the pub with free live music every night, good food. Chucked it down just about the whole time we were there but so many wineries, breweries that we weren't bothered. Took the mountain bike and had a couple of great rides on fantastic tracks with no-one else in site. That's one of the things I love, being able to get away from people and crowds. Heaps to do in WA. Never felt isolated.