Getting Near.............

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Getting Near.............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed May 31, 2017 3:06 pm

..................and I'm not eligible to vote because I have been out of the UK for 15 years :roll: :roll:

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I just hope it's not Corbyn
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Re: Getting Near.............

Postby Niner Delta » Wed May 31, 2017 6:49 pm

If you still have UK citizenship (do you?), you should be able to vote......... :shock:

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Re: Getting Near.............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:11 am

I am a British Citizen Vern BUT the rules are that if you have lived outside the UK for more than 15 years you cannot vote. At the time of the election we will have lived outside the UK for 15 years and 6 days.................... I can vote in France though :roll: :roll:
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Postby Niner » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:36 am

Hell... lots of Americans who never left the US are registered to vote and don't. And in America... the choices are sometimes so awful it's like taking your choice between walking off a cliff or being hit by a bus. Take our last Presidential election.....
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Postby Sarge » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:22 am

Yes, Take our last Presidential election - You had a choice between a socialist, Anti-Gun, scheming, lying kunt and a guy who is Pro American AND Pro Gun!!!
I didn't find that a difficult choice at all!!!!
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Postby Niner » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:09 am

Ok... it was a clear choice for you Sarge. So... from my perspective should I put you down as strongly in favor of walking off a cliff or would that be strongly in favor of being hit by a bus? :loco:

By the way, in the last election I voted for the Libertarian as a protest to both Democrats and Republicans. I couldn't stand Hillary nor Trump.
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:23 pm

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Postby Niner Delta » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:46 pm

Oh crap, is this forum/site going to turn into a political name-calling and fighting place..... :roll: :roll:
Please don't let that happen, we have lasted a long time here without that..... :cool:


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Re: Getting Near.............

Postby Niner » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:13 pm

You are right Vern. I take back all of what I said that expressed a political opinion that might have been inciting an argument. But, everybody is entitled to his own opinion about politics and I respect whatever that opinion is. However, like Vern is saying... no point in getting into any arguments over politics.
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Postby Niner Delta » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:40 pm

Thanks niner, I think we all enjoy the fact that we don't argue and name call over politics,
religion, and .... well, most everything. I have been on other boards where things got out of hand
and it got pretty ugly.
We all have our opinions, as we should, but thankfully, this place stays friendly............. :D


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Re: Getting Near.............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:14 am

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Re: Getting Near.............

Postby Niner » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:26 pm

Does the Queen get to vote? And if she does could she say who she is voting for? :loco:
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:26 pm

No and No !
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Re: Getting Near.............

Postby Niner » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:43 pm

On second thought, that would be like the Easter Bunny wanting to jump in the sleigh with Santa on Christmas Eve, now wouldn't it? Totally impossible to link the two. :bigsmile:
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:08 am

Well the end result will be a Hung Parliament so we will all have to learn to swim in treacle for the next 5 years. :shock:
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Re: Getting Near.............

Postby Niner » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:52 am

I know about as much about British politics as I do about how to conjugate a Swahili verb. But I read this in the Guardian.
The prime minister might allow the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act of 2011 to take its course: a vote of no confidence, two weeks to form a government, the failure to do so, and the calling of a second election. How much more dignified – and May is a person of considerable dignity – to confront the bitter truth, announce her resignation as Conservative leader, urge her party to elect a successor swiftly, declare that she will tender her resignation as prime minister and (in so doing) prepare the ground for the second election that is the inevitable outcome of this extraordinary night.

What an irony: the gamble that was supposed to settle everything has settled only the fate of the woman who, against habit and history, threw the dice on the table and lost it all. The rest of us face only a haze of uncertainty.


ttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... d-election

This opinion is, of course, something I don't know anything about and something I have no stake in at all. In America nobody really knows where any political turmoil may lead or foresee the path in getting there. NO American president resigns just because his popularity polls are below 50% and it seems the right thing to do. If that were the case, probably every President in my lifetime would have resigned at some point.

In America we have to have some blood drawn....the Watergate fiasco for Nixon... the Monica and the cigar lie for Clinton from which Clinton narrowly escaped an impeachment. The wolf pack is circling on Trump and the Congressional investigators are sharpening their teeth and the press is all gathered as play by play announcers.
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:08 pm

Basically she has not fought back when confronted by local political problems such as the NHS and general health care.
For many reasons she has been seen as afraid to argue her points with other political parties and that has cost her many votes.
One of the big problems is that Corbyn is still an idiot.........the level of support for him confirms that the UK is full of like minded idiots who believe anything they are told when it comes to spending on policies. Corbyn apparently has a money tree in his garden........he is a terrorist loving SOB and surrounds himself with leftist non descripts who will all rollover and do as they are told, no matter what damage it would do tho the UK.............
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Re: Getting Near.............

Postby Niner Delta » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:14 pm

We just got rid of a "Corbyn", and his replacement, Trump, has everyone a little nervous........ :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Getting Near.............

Postby PeterN2 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:41 pm

Unfortunately, my son is a supporter of Corbyn. I have tried to point out the error of his ways, but he has fallen for the left wing propaganda. He thinks Corbyn is for the common man and the Conservatives only for the rich people and do not care about anyone else. A lot of Corbyn votes came from young people due to his promise to abolish university tuition fees. I wouldn't mind a cutting from his 'magic money tree' that is going to generate all the funds he needs to implement his spending spree.
Anyway, the election wasn't all bad. Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson got dumped out of their parliamentary seats by the Conservatives. That wiped the smile off Nicola Sturgeon's face and stuffed her indyref2 dream. That bit brightened up the proceedings a little.
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Re: Getting Near.............

Postby Niner » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:27 pm

Abolish fees at Universities? Hey.... Corbyn and Bernie Sanders are in the same club. Sanders supporters are probably going to have to find a new champion come the next election in the US, Bernie is a bit long in the tooth...and of course anybody like him will have to get past the entrenched party officials that promoted Hillary last time and will latch onto somebody like her next time. .
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Re: Getting Near.............

Postby Niner » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:06 pm

Now I got the John Oliver explanation of the election and Brexit it is all clear to me now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyVz5vgqBhE

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