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by Patapsco
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the UK votes to leaves the European Union
Replies: 78
Views: 20930

Corbyn's fighting a losing battle though. Most of the PLP desperately want to return to glory days of Blairism and New Labour, except that was only slightly to the left of where the Tories are now. But what the country needs is a left wing opposition to stamp down on the Tories, and the PLP ain't go...
by Patapsco
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #1-5
Replies: 155
Views: 69865

Those are Chicken Tikka flavour man!
by Patapsco
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6713
Views: 888616

Got TR Rewind today from Toys R Us in Woking, quite impressed once I managed to get him to actually stand up. They also had Stripes, Crashbash, Wheelie, Groove and a metric boatload of AoE stuff. Guy working there said that they were being "rationed" when I asked when the deluxes were coming in
by Patapsco
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #1-5
Replies: 155
Views: 69865

I do reserve the tight to completely change my opinion on this - plan on reading all five issues tomorrow. Have the house to my myself and an ice cold coke sitting in the fridge. Might even open a pack of ready salted crisps. hey, don't go too crazy on our behalf. All things in moderation, and all ...
by Patapsco
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #1-5
Replies: 155
Views: 69865

Yeah, it was me that specifically pointed out that there seemed to be bits missing from dialogue, or that the book was referring to something we should be aware of but did not in fact exist. I will say that the art is amazing, and Roche & Burcham deserve all the credit in the world
by Patapsco
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #1-5
Replies: 155
Views: 69865

Tried to read it last week but I was in the throes of the worst UTI ever. Tried to start again from the start over the weekend and gave up after issue 2. Probably ain't going to finish it either
by Patapsco
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the UK votes to leaves the European Union
Replies: 78
Views: 20930

The thing is, the UK public were sold on Brexit - in the main - because of promises to curb immigration. Most of the rhetoric from The Sun, The Mail and UKIP had immigration at the top of the agenda. Whoever becomes Tory leader has got a massive fight on their hands, because if they agree to free m...
by Patapsco
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the UK votes to leaves the European Union
Replies: 78
Views: 20930

But Norway and Switzerland don't have anywhere near the sort of clout the UK does - they are drastically smaller economies, for a start. In spite of all the recent turmoil, the UK is still a major player (economically, of all the EU nations, we're only trumped by Germany). We'll certainly have more...
by Patapsco
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the UK votes to leaves the European Union
Replies: 78
Views: 20930

If anyone wants an analogy to what's going on in British politics right now: imagine the two ferries scene from The Dark Knight, but instead of bomb detonators, one side has a trigger marked "BREXIT" and the other has a trigger marked "LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION". It works remarkably well
by Patapsco
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the UK votes to leaves the European Union
Replies: 78
Views: 20930

I genuinely don't think that anyone on the leave campaign, after fighting a campaign squarely on racial lines, didn't think we'd devolve as badly as we have done so far. BUT... to say the country is going to swirl down the drain to the far right is perfectly possible but still fixable. And the way t...
by Patapsco
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the UK votes to leaves the European Union
Replies: 78
Views: 20930

I have litterally no idea what's going on any more. Any EU citizens here I can marry and go live with before it's too late? Slartibartfast? I really, really, *REALLY* think people should stop up and panicking about what *might* happen down the line because until Article 50 is invoked, nothing will ...
by Patapsco
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the UK votes to leaves the European Union
Replies: 78
Views: 20930

Currency and stocks/shares will be moderately volatile for a while yet, but not excessively so due to the uncertainty. But what will start happening with that uncertainty is investment will start getting pulled, leading to redundancies and the like. And if the government is truly dumb enough to go f...
by Patapsco
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the UK votes to leaves the European Union
Replies: 78
Views: 20930

It does not look like anybody is contemplating chasing anybody off at this point [heck, even the Leave Campaign just dismissed their immigration pledge!] but you are right. Give the people false legitimacy to chase off anybody that's labelled an external "threat" to their lives or lifestyle and tha...
by Patapsco
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the UK votes to leaves the European Union
Replies: 78
Views: 20930

For the record, it wasn't actual racism that won the referendum, it's just that Leave tapped into the enormous wells of xenophobia this country has. And yes Warcry, the referendum result is absolutely not legally binding and the government can in fact ignore it forever. My guess is that a full on ex...
by Patapsco
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the UK votes to leaves the European Union
Replies: 78
Views: 20930

Funnily enough, back in March Nigel Farage said that if Remain won with a 52/48 margin there should be a second referendum as that's not enough of a majority to be decisive. Of course, now his side has won with a 52/48 majority, he won't hear a word of it. The likely outcome is that whoever is the n...
by Patapsco
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the UK votes to leaves the European Union
Replies: 78
Views: 20930

My gut feeling when the Scottish referendum rolled around was that yes, Scotland should absolutely be an independent but the arguments put forward by the Yes campaign were so weak that even if I had been the most pro-independent voter I would have had to say no at the moment. The same applies here: ...
by Patapsco
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye season two discussion
Replies: 1733
Views: 110314

Death's Head wrote:Isn't that because he fancied whatshername, but she just wanted to be friends?
notice who holds Skids hand as Chromedome begins the remembering process
by Patapsco
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye season two discussion
Replies: 1733
Views: 110314

Auntie Slag wrote:[Edit] Still wonder if Spinister is going to perform some incredible surgery on Dominus that will stun the pants off Ratchet. Or that SPinister himself is a weird back-up of Dominus whose gone a bit awry and can't remember why he's so skilled.
Dominus is definitely dead
by Patapsco
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye season two discussion
Replies: 1733
Views: 110314

Nightbeat and Rung are "below". Skids has definitely carked it. Ravage is on death's door. I didn't see anyone else I don't think. Oh and the muppet that put Fort Max instead of Ultra Maximus was John Barber himself
by Patapsco
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye season two discussion
Replies: 1733
Views: 110314

If I was to draw any sort of critcism it's that 500 Decepticons vs 20 (admittedly now roided up) Autobots has produced precisely 1 death in Censere and one severe injury in Ravage. Skids essentially killed himself, so doesn't count