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7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.
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7/1/2016 3:21:48 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

So much for the year of the bad hair...
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7/1/2016 3:52:57 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

I want Rees-Mogg.
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it."
- Lord Dunsany -

"The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? "
- W. B. Yeats -

Virtutem videant intabescantque relicta
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7/1/2016 4:18:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

In the space of one week, Boris has been instrumental in securing British independence from the EU. As a result, he has indirectly thrown the Labour party into total disarray. Additionally, he has revealed his "ally", Gove, to be a treacherous backstabber and left May to pick up Cameron's poisoned chalice.

This was a masterpiece in political chess. As the Remainiacs did during the referendum, the Conservative establishment have monumentally underestimated Boris.

The BBC have called this an undignified withdrawal from the leadership race - it is Gove, May et al who are undignified, scrabbling for power like hyenas over a carcass.

No doubt, Boris will be back to lead the Conservatives, once the chaff have been blown away.
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7/1/2016 4:31:52 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 4:18:18 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

In the space of one week, Boris has been instrumental in securing British independence from the EU. As a result, he has indirectly thrown the Labour party into total disarray. Additionally, he has revealed his "ally", Gove, to be a treacherous backstabber and left May to pick up Cameron's poisoned chalice.

This was a masterpiece in political chess. As the Remainiacs did during the referendum, the Conservative establishment have monumentally underestimated Boris.

The BBC have called this an undignified withdrawal from the leadership race - it is Gove, May et al who are undignified, scrabbling for power like hyenas over a carcass.

No doubt, Boris will be back to lead the Conservatives, once the chaff have been blown away.

You must realize though - if this mess isn't cleaned by the time of any snap election (probably at the end of the year), sending the Labour Party into disarray may all be for naught.
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7/1/2016 10:43:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 3:52:57 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

I want Rees-Mogg.

I am sure he wants you too.
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7/1/2016 2:19:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 10:43:41 AM, desmac wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:52:57 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

I want Rees-Mogg.

I am sure he wants you too.

Oh bby. I'd do it just for that sexy voice.
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it."
- Lord Dunsany -

"The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? "
- W. B. Yeats -

Virtutem videant intabescantque relicta
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7/1/2016 2:22:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 3:52:57 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

I want Rees-Mogg.

I love his last name, but his accent is soooo pretentious.
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7/1/2016 2:24:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 2:22:56 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:52:57 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

I want Rees-Mogg.

I love his last name, but his accent is soooo pretentious.

Wow, way to be a classist =P

His accent is probably among my top five favorite things about him.
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it."
- Lord Dunsany -

"The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? "
- W. B. Yeats -

Virtutem videant intabescantque relicta
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7/1/2016 2:26:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 2:24:31 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 2:22:56 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:52:57 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

I want Rees-Mogg.

I love his last name, but his accent is soooo pretentious.

Wow, way to be a classist =P

Lol.

His accent is probably among my top five favorite things about him.

I just can't stand it. I'd take a cockney accent over his any day...or, that matter, virtually any Brit's accent over his, lol.
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7/1/2016 3:06:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 2:26:46 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 7/1/2016 2:24:31 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 2:22:56 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:52:57 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

I want Rees-Mogg.

I love his last name, but his accent is soooo pretentious.

Wow, way to be a classist =P

Lol.

His accent is probably among my top five favorite things about him.

I just can't stand it. I'd take a cockney accent over his any day...or, that matter, virtually any Brit's accent over his, lol.

How about the ones you don't understand? :P The mutual intelligibility of some obscure English dialects with GAE can be pretty low...
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7/1/2016 3:36:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 3:06:04 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 7/1/2016 2:26:46 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 7/1/2016 2:24:31 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 2:22:56 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:52:57 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

I want Rees-Mogg.

I love his last name, but his accent is soooo pretentious.

Wow, way to be a classist =P

Lol.

His accent is probably among my top five favorite things about him.

I just can't stand it. I'd take a cockney accent over his any day...or, that matter, virtually any Brit's accent over his, lol.

How about the ones you don't understand? :P The mutual intelligibility of some obscure English dialects with GAE can be pretty low...

I haven't heard such a dialect yet--at least with British English--though I'd be interested in being challenged. For me, the only English accent in the US or UK I cannot fathom is the Louisiana bayou accent--it's literally impossible to comprehend. And, I am not talking about New Orleans creole accents, but people in the north of Louisiana who do things like hunt wild hogs for a living in the swamp.
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7/1/2016 3:47:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/1/2016 3:36:23 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:06:04 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 7/1/2016 2:26:46 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 7/1/2016 2:24:31 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 2:22:56 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:52:57 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 7/1/2016 3:16:54 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
http://www.theguardian.com...

Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain"s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a last-minute bid for the Conservative leadership.

Gove had been chairing Johnson"s leadership campaign, after the two men worked shoulder to shoulder in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

But with just hours to go before formal nominations closed at noon on Thursday, Gove announced that he no longer believed Johnson was the right man for the job, and that he would launch his own bid to be the next prime minister.

That was unexpected.

British politics is a mess right now. That's all I can say. So much slime among these politicians.

I want Rees-Mogg.

I love his last name, but his accent is soooo pretentious.

Wow, way to be a classist =P

Lol.

His accent is probably among my top five favorite things about him.

I just can't stand it. I'd take a cockney accent over his any day...or, that matter, virtually any Brit's accent over his, lol.

How about the ones you don't understand? :P The mutual intelligibility of some obscure English dialects with GAE can be pretty low...

I haven't heard such a dialect yet--at least with British English--though I'd be interested in being challenged. For me, the only English accent in the US or UK I cannot fathom is the Louisiana bayou accent--it's literally impossible to comprehend. And, I am not talking about New Orleans creole accents, but people in the north of Louisiana who do things like hunt wild hogs for a living in the swamp.

So you understood the video in my languages and dialects article? XD

BBC Voices is a database of dialects in Britain:

http://sounds.bl.uk...

I randomly clicked from Inverurie (apparently not close to Inverness despite its name) and the English was pretty hard to comprehend lol. I thought I could make out French words at one point...
I think it is well established that the only reason aliens come to earth is to slice up cows and examine inside peoples' bottoms. Unless you are a cow or suffer haemerrhoids I don't think there is anything to worry about from aliens. - keithprosser

Don't be a stat cynic:
http://www.debate.org...

Response to conservative views on deforestation:
http://www.debate.org...

Topics I'd like to debate (not debating ATM): http://tinyurl.com...