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Brexit Thread VIII: Taking a penalty kick-ing

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tjs282, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    I bought a pint of milk with some spare silver this very morning, but as I said, my buying something with change happens less than once a week. Even the bus accepts card payment these days and I live in the back of beyond.
     
  2. Manfred Belheim

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    You even bought a pint of milk. See, the old ways aren't dead yet.
     
  3. AmazonQueen

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    I suspect if he checks the container he will actually have bought a half litre.
     
  4. Manfred Belheim

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    To be fair I did actually buy a pint of milk around Christmas, in a glass bottle no less. I was surprised to find it in a shop.
     
  5. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    That's because it's a turn of phrase. I actually bought 568 ml of milk from my local Co-op.
     
  6. Manfred Belheim

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    So it was a pint then...
     
  7. Loerwyn

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    I didn't! But I did try watching that 'remake' they did based on the stage show and oh my gosh it was terrible.
     
  8. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    In old measurements, yes. I never claimed otherwise.
     
  9. Manfred Belheim

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    I was more commenting on the fact that you actually bought a pint, not the units used to describe it.
     
  10. Gorbles

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    I mean, I'd argue they're just as silly, but at the very least something like Paddington Bear has cultural (including tourist) value. Brexit was built on the argument that we're better off striking out on our own, the exact opposite of friendship and solidarity with neighbouring nations (as the coin suggests), because we literally walked away from that. So on a number of levels there are conceptual problems with the message on the Brexit coin compared to other such commemorative coins.

    I mean, it's not like you could split the country into thirds on voting for the existence of Paddington Bear. Does like / doesn't like / didn't vote, etc. Or maybe you can, I don't know :D The film was popular at least!

    A fair argument, though perhaps not reflective of our current government policy of cuts and austerity.

    It's a better argument to point out the coin's timing around the same time as the 5% cuts were announced was nothing more than a distraction, so I'd love to hear your thoughts on that.
     
  11. Manfred Belheim

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    It's only a conceptual problem if you think the only way you can be friendly with other nations is to be in a political union with them, which... is a weird thing to think. I have a fair few friends who I don't have a joint bank account with for example, and haven't added to my mortgage. 100% of them in fact. I don't think they suspect I hate them because of this.
     
  12. Senethro

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    The coin thing seems a bit like celebrating your anniversary after your divorce. Bizarre and hollow.
     
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    I lived in an apartment in Paddington, for a year. It's no place for a bear.
     
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  14. Gorbles

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    It wasn't just the political union, we have MEPs like Farage who've spent the better part of however long insulting his colleagues in the European Parliament, we have existing trade agreements that will now be null and void . . . we've damaged the very relationship we have with other countries in that very union.

    International politics is not a joint bank account. It is, to me, incredibly bizzare, to celebrate friendship with a bunch of nations you've spent the past several years happily vilifying to the UK press on the basis of being able to go it alone.
     
  15. Manfred Belheim

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    The European Parliament is not synonymous with the nations of Europe. Not really sure what you want, a coin that says "Eff Off" on it?

    Also odd that you seem to be implying that the attitude of the nation as a whole should reflect that of Nigel Farage for some reason.
     
  16. Hrothbern

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    As a kid I had a neigbour who could beautifully play piano and his wife could bake nice cakes. We enjoyed both.
    On Sundays, they were very Christian too, they would walk like us that 20 minute walk to our church.

    When they had a quarrel, what happened quite a lot, they walked the same route, but the one on the one side of the street, and the other on the other side of the street (they had no kids)
    Just before arriving at the church they would join again, arm in arm, and sit next to each other in the church benches.
     
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    Which of the two let in the baltic client states?
     
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    That must have been her.
    He took the usual side of the street, and she took the other side of the street ;)
     
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    Baltic = German
    Balkans = France
     
  20. Mega Tsunami

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    There are approx. 1 trillion 50ps in circulation according to Mr Google.
    Each year they have to mint millions more to replace damaged or lost ones.
    The run for this version of 50ps is 3million. If you look at the list on the link below you can see that many more than 3m are minted every year.
    In other words, these coins would have been minted anyway, no matter what and so the only cost as I can see it is the cost of design.
    Of course I have no idea how much a new design would actually cost but I bet with the computer systems they no doubt have (and given they have c100 new designs since ’71) the cost is very, very little.

    I think it was you that asked someone else to stop using terms like ‘Remoaner’. As it happens I agree with that, but when you (and Arakhor) start moaning about something as minor as this, it makes it hard to do that.

    https://www.changechecker.org/category/mintages/
     

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