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There's not a lot of middle ground left in .
- Call it off and try and negotiate cancelling Art50
- Leave but stay in Customs Union, Single Market, Euratom, with ECJ, etc, etc
- Leave and crash out of everything, with all that entails. The full monte of no nukes, hard N.I. border, Dover chaos, Closing City of London, Scottish independence, etc, etc, etc.

If there's a final government and/or popular vote will that be made clear?

Thanks, Cameron.

So many of these discussion in the English language focus on the USA and it's relationship with EU, Russia, China, MENA and so on.

The area I find scary is none of these. And that's S Asia. The Indian Sub-continent and the surrounding countries. It seems to me to be a pressure cooker that you can't just walk out of.

amazon.co.uk/River-Gods-Ian-Mc
amazon.co.uk/Cyberabad-Days-Ia

It's not hard to come up with a very pessimistic vision of the near future out till about 2100. Beyond 2100 is too far for most forecasting, even though there are people being born today who will see it. We do also need narratives for the 22nd century.
antipope.org/charlie/blog-stat

But here's the big question. Knowing all that, what are you going to do when you wake up tomorrow morning?

Meta. On CW.

I really don't like the convention that CW should be used for anything that *might* trigger somebody else. Like politics, for instance, or a pessimistic view of climate change.

I tend to post this kind of stuff. So if you don't like to see it in your timelines, then please block me. Shortly I'm going to unilaterally stop using CW.

I can understand the convention of using it for the kind of thing we all understand to be NSFW. Particularly NSFW images. I still support that use.

Brexit: will of the people Show more

Brexit: will of the people Show more

I'm going to party like it's 2099 (or 2049).

Pepe he would a wooing go, Heigh-ho, says Rowley,
Pepe he would a-wooing go, Whether his mother would let him or no,
With a Roley, Poley, Gammon and Spinnage, Heigh-ho says Anthony Rowley.

Local news story:

Clumsy Enfield armed robber who used underpants for disguise and walked into parked van is jailed
CCTV footage shows the pants obscuring his view as he hits a parked van

Gammon and Spinnage! Gammon and Spinnage! There's nothing they say but Gammon and Spinnage!

Did somebody say "spinach"?

twitter.com/arrroberts/status/

Some of us did our duty and like Cassandra, told them.

the rate of change in distance is speed, the rate of change in speed is acceleration, and the rate of change in acceleration is jerk.

I think the important question is how much we are being jerked around.

nods to the ice forum, of all places.

UK Pol. Brexit Show more

Palestine Show more

Five to one, baby
One in five

No one here gets out alive

What the actual fuck:
eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/atte

"A group of European security researchers have released a warning about a set of vulnerabilities affecting users of PGP and S/MIME. EFF has been in communication with the research team, and can confirm that these vulnerabilities pose an immediate risk to those using these tools for email communication, including the potential exposure of the contents of past messages."