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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5010 on: March 21, 2019, 05:02:20 pm »
So are you guys gonna leave at the end of the month or not?

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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5011 on: March 21, 2019, 05:30:29 pm »
Steven the point still stands, please explain how that graph supports your argument.
Demonstrating the market values of 60 international companies at a single point in time shows very little, especially without any focus on British (or European) companies.

There are other graphs which show a very different picture:

https://www.ft.com/content/cf51e840-7147-11e7-93ff-99f383b09ff9

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« Reply #5012 on: March 21, 2019, 10:28:44 pm »
I can't see that link as you need an FT subscription.

From the horse's mouth (EU Commission briefing paper published last week):

"Around the globe, traditionally strong industries are losing out to tech start-ups. Although this phenomenon is common around the world, the emerging champions of this competition
tend not to be European, but rather American and, increasingly, Chinese."

https://g8fip1kplyr33r3krz5b97d1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/EPSC_Industrial-Policy.pdf

Unfortunately the answer they've come up with (*spoiler alert*) is 'more Europe' but at least they've recognised the problem.

They also cite Schmidt's work where you can see the latest version of the graph (TL;DR Europe still a distant third with 3% share)
https://gyazo.com/d34cda5068207617b2274e944e4a93f8

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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5013 on: March 23, 2019, 03:54:13 pm »
Worthwhile read regarding hysterical, doomsday-type rhetoric climate activism.

https://quillette.com/2019/03/21/when-children-protest-adults-should-tell-them-the-truth/

"The medium of childlike innocence has become the environmental message, and been placed on a pedestal above criticism. But, given her own insistence on the vital urgency of the matter at hand, heartwarming optics ought to be rather less important than the lack of substance. Thunberg’s rhetoric has a tendency to lapse into demagogy—simplistic, emotive, accusatory, and apocalyptic."
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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5014 on: March 23, 2019, 06:12:56 pm »
I wish these people would just say they are trying to save humanity and not Earth.

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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5015 on: March 23, 2019, 11:57:34 pm »
Just give her the Mandate of Heaven. Kids should rule, they know best.

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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5016 on: March 24, 2019, 10:44:44 pm »
Looks like Trump isn't a Russian spy after all! Nobody could have seen this coming.
 
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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5017 on: March 26, 2019, 03:00:37 pm »
No more memes, EU-friends :-\

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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5018 on: March 26, 2019, 03:27:59 pm »
EU Copyright Directive just passed 348 to 274. MEPs also rejected voting on amendments, which could have meant killing off Article 11 & 13. All depends now on how member states will choose to implement it in practice...

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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5019 on: March 28, 2019, 01:34:39 pm »
LOL!

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The EU’s internet-killing new Copyright Directive has become mired in a fresh layer of controversy after it emerged that multiple MEPs were “tricked” into voting the wrong way on it. Guido understands that an extra vote was inserted into the voting list at the last minute which threw most MEPs’ voting lists out of sync. Unlike the Commons where MPs have to physically make the decision to walk through lobbies, MEPs just robotically press buttons according to a long voting list handed out to them.

At least 13 MEPs have told the European Parliament they accidentally voted the wrong way. Now the EU has modified their individual voting records but has refused to revisit the result of the vote, despite the fact there was a majority of just 5 MEPs. The EU also rejected a direct request from MEPs to stage the entire vote again.
https://order-order.com/2019/03/28/meps-tricked-voting-wrong-way-article-13/

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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5020 on: March 30, 2019, 11:00:51 am »
Yeah, you know, I don't think a British person has the right to claim some sort of moral high ground in anything related to parliaments right now.

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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5021 on: March 30, 2019, 06:00:54 pm »
Yeah didn't you hear? Your country is struggling to do something properly, so you're banned from making any observation on other's systems until your record is sparkling.
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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5022 on: March 30, 2019, 08:07:56 pm »
'struggling'.

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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5023 on: March 31, 2019, 04:43:12 am »
From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs
We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children
:thinking:
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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5024 on: March 31, 2019, 01:44:35 pm »
From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs
We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children
:thinking:

Comparing that to communism has become a joke in itself, as you can see.