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by tw
July 19th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3130
Views: 124966

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

As an aside, why do all the crowd chants so frequently end up being three syllables?  "Lock her up",  "send her back" "build that wall" etc.
by tw
July 18th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 894
Views: 71811

Re: All about Cats

That's fantastic! Thank you! Mau sounds interesting too - an Egyptian way of commemorating one of my favourite actresses and movies, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany - Holly's cat's name was Cat :-) If it was a boy cat you could go with Chairman Mau https://2eu.funnyjunk.com/thumbnails/commen...
by tw
July 14th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 624
Views: 26594

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

So I am playing around with the idea of putting on a PA trade that will pay out if Boris does his thing by Halloween (or even a bit later). Slightly OTM January puts on EWU (iShares ETF tracking the MSCI UK index) look favorable, with implied vols in the 10% range last I looked. As I understand it,...
by tw
July 11th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3130
Views: 124966

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Megan Rapinoe: World Cup winners USA to snub White House invite

https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/09/megan-ra ... -10137594/
Now they have won something does this mean the US officially plays proper sports now?
by tw
June 28th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Survival of the Richest - An updated infographic look at super-rich survivalist strategies
Replies: 7
Views: 2632

Re: Survival of the Richest - An updated infographic look at super-rich survivalist strategies

In 2017, The New Yorker published an extremely popular piece on this topic. Since then, extremely rich survivalists have devised new strategies to avert a so-called armageddon. They range from the amusing to the confounding to the grandiose. I thought it would be interesting to represent them in an...
by tw
June 28th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3130
Views: 124966

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

To quote, or at least loosely paraphrase, one of the more sober participants in the first round Democratic primary debate tonight, Trump is an existential threat to the country and the world. And should be treated accordingly...
If Trump is feeling threatened he could try the Duterte defence.
by tw
June 24th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 624
Views: 26594

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

I had an anger management problem - I basically couldn't manage to get angry. I just bought a new sofa when my cats destroyed the old one (once a year).
Cat proof sofa:

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by tw
June 19th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: which movie should I see this weekend?
Replies: 45
Views: 84755

Re: which movie should I see this weekend?

by tw
June 19th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: which movie should I see this weekend?
Replies: 45
Views: 84755

Re: which movie should I see this weekend?

We're on a road to nowhere... Mommy, daddy, come and look at me now I'm a big man in a great big town Years ago who would believe it's true Goes to show what a little faith can do I was complaining, I was down in the dumps I feel so strong now 'cause you pulled me up Pull me up up up up, up up up up...
by tw
June 19th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: which movie should I see this weekend?
Replies: 45
Views: 84755

Re: which movie should I see this weekend?

At least there's some movement in the film .. you know how it ends, including credits and fin, again. Westminster is a place A place where nothing Nothing ever happens Heaven Heaven is a place A place where nothing Nothing ever happens It's hard to imagine that Nothing at all Could be so exciting C...
by tw
June 19th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: which movie should I see this weekend?
Replies: 45
Views: 84755

Re: which movie should I see this weekend?

I watched the film alphago last night. It explains little of the technical aspects of the events of the film but it was totally absorbing seeing immense stress play itself out on the face of Lee Sedol. I really hope he has made significant profit from the encounter.
by tw
June 16th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce
Replies: 146
Views: 87145

Re: Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce

Happy Bloomsday.

Who would have figured this guy to be a Joycean?
by tw
June 14th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3130
Views: 124966

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

These are not unrelated things. Trump and his friends are not damaging the world just for the fun of it, they're being paid for it. Follow the money (and cut off their flow). This is one thing which the Communists have got right in theory, though they never really implemented it: "Money will never ...
by tw
June 13th, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3130
Views: 124966

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

OK, that's a fair point. And that is indeed what he did when Mueller didn't indict him. Of course, that was because Mueller is under the impression that a sitting president can't be indicted, but whatever. So, with apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson, I guess the question is whether it is better to h...
by tw
June 10th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 5013
Views: 405226

Re: UK going to the dogs

It is all just empty vice signalling.
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