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mayfly said:mike_galloway said:mayfly said:saarek said:Appleish said:From the country that instituted Brexit against popular opinion and had an unelected leader that was only in office for a few weeks, who destroyed hundreds of billions of pounds from their economy.
The vote for Brexit was clear, the majority of the population of the United Kingdom voted for it to happen (17.4M to leave vs 16.1M to remain).
Yes, Scotland and, to a lesser degree Northern Ireland, voted to remain. However even nearly 40% of the Scots voted to leave which is a fact that the SNP never recognises as they pretend that all of Scotland voted to remain in the EU.
Was it the right decision? Well, I don’t think we will truly know that for at least another 10 years. None of the prophetic doom and gloom scenarios ever got close to materialising and the country was always going to be worse off during the initial divorce stage.
Either way the result of the decision is largely irrelevant, what is relevant is that a democratic vote was taken and was then acted upon (albeit poorly).
Democracy is not about right or wrong - it’s what the majority vote for, no matter how stupid they may be.
The first Common Market referendum and EEC membership referendum was in 1975 , to gauge support for the country's continued membership of the European Communities (EC)
Yes - 17,378,581 Votes (67.23%) - No - 8,470,073 Votes (32.77%)
So that time (1975) the people voted to stay in then in 2016 another lot of people voted out. I could argue the first lot were manipulated and deceived by fear mongering (the disaster that would occur if the UK left), but that would be unfair.
Unfortunately this is democracy, other systems have been tried with not really any better results.
mark fearing said:I don't think the UK can kill this deal. It's just an opinion (I mean one countries opinion). Since so many other territories have already said it's OK. Not sure what happens next but the EU has not weighed in yet and in the U.S. it's not clear it will be pushed against.
winstoner71 said:emig647 said:I really don’t understand this, especially when Bethesda was $7.5B.Just going to leave this here: https://medium.com/halting-problem/zyngas-offices-now-worth-more-than-zynga-the-company-47a704d48249
Because everyone has a phone. There isn’t one person out there who doesn’t have at least 1 game on their phone, be it if they play it or not. Mobile gaming is a huge deal, more so than any other platform.
kurtvdpoel said:It is physically impossible to insert a plug in a socket and touch the life metal parts, not even with a penny. Plug and socket are constructed that way. Both have to follow strict standards. If both are constructed as imposed by those standards, nothing could happen to the girl.That’s not to say Alexa should have such a challenge. That’s not acceptable behaviour for a smart speaker. But the little girl was never in danger. Not even when she had done what Alex instructed her to do.
randominternetperson said:sirdir said: