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  1. Anyone read it? If so are his accusations regarding Neoclassics economic theory actually true? If so, screw those guys!
  2. Louis Theroux is great. I love his interview technique of just being so out of his depth and helpless that people stumble over themselves to answer him...
  3. Holy crap I am a millenial
  4. Heh they did the same play with Obama getting killed. I wasn't an arts student but mostly dated them because I was good at theatre games, I got exposed to many variations of shakespeares works. I am pretty sure that anything you think is good has at least once been made the subject of derision (or something after all Julius caesar was not about a bad politician as far as I understood, rather about the backstabbing of politics, something Armstrong would surely support as he believes Trump is being backstabbed [I agree]). Lots of the more vocal gun supporters were strongly in support of Obama "sucking the barrel of my gun" to quote Nugent. American politics is funny. But, and I say this sincerely, don't do f*cking interpreted works of shakespeare. My lord are they annoying to sit through as a boyfriend. Especially the risque ones where the girl with the best boobs gets them out and you have to ignore that if you want sex tonight.
  5. So he has the infallible computer and regularly craps on about human emotion always being wrong and chooses to ignore the computer (brexit) for his own interpretation, which was wrong. And then chooses to ignore the computer (and didn't even publish what it said regarding the pound quandry until afterwards) for his own interpretation, which was wrong. And then publishes an article which doesn't even mention the computer, which was wrong. I mean I get the feeling his computer should just fire him really... I guess soon he'll post an article explaining how the computer predicted it but he didn't want to show us. Hell I was more accurate than he was in that at least I had parameters you could measure.
  6. " The entire refugee crisis was created by Angela Merkel " Really? All those people left the places that were being bombed before Merkel said "we can't send you back and think of ourselves as human" and She caused it? I would argue the bombs and decades of American interference (which is only getting more fun given the Qatar situation) at least have some root cause.
  7. Come on! He claims to have the computer that knows everything (except emotion) and he said that it was part of the trifecta. What good is a soothsayer that always says if? Even worse what good is a soothsayer that didn't say if? I'm just a drunk guy that wanders around and talks to people in the countries where interesting things are happening and makes his plans accordingly. Armstrong claims he has the computer the government wants because it is perfect. Here is the full text that I quoted from. I don't see the word "if". I don't see anything remotely resembling a qualification indicating froggie could take a 60% majority. So from his trifecta he has got two wrong so far. Are you making sh*t up or referring a different article? Did the different article have the quote I posted? If it didn't what in the world made you think I was referring to that? "Macron was hoping to have a super majority that his new party would sweep the election to give him ultimate power. However, the latest poll taken by BFMTV showed a stunning 61% of French voters did not want the 39-year-old’s party to take the National Assembly. The majority of French voters have said they will vote against Macron’s party to prevent a “crushing” majority in parliament. Most have responded that they would vote for a rival party in the second round in a bid to “rectify” the the decision. It is looking more and more that the vote for Macron was not in support of him handing sovereignty to Brussels. The election point overlooked by everyone is the fact that Le Pen beat ALL mainstream parties. There is no mandate for the surrender of rights in France to a new Federalized Europe. The election is this Sunday, June 18th. We will see the results soon." And I f*cking forgot to put money against Armstrong again (I got really drunk over the weekend to avoid using painkillers). What was his third thing? If it hasn't happened let me know so I can put money against Armstrong as I said I would.
  8. It would appear Armstrong was wrong again. Wonder how he will explain this one away.
  9. Oh so you _don't_ think they are bastards raising prices and blaming whatever is in the news? You really don't like choosing a position do you?
  10. " and warned that the Conservatives may end up being replaced by Labour " Yeah, afterwards. Rest of the article has no clear idea to me. Is Corbyn going to succeed because of the fire like Blair did or is he going too far and going to destroy small business? Hell I could tell you he will either fail or succeed. It seems unlikely he will land on his edge.
  11. Ahhh see and I thought you were blaming renewables back in your original statement, now you agree they will raise prices and blame whatever is in the media like when they did during the infrastructure news cycle.
  12. " It is looking more and more that the vote for Macron was not in support of him handing sovereignty to Brussels. The election point overlooked by everyone is the fact that Le Pen beat ALL mainstream parties. " One way of reading the situation is that the only people that voted last time were the ones that loved Le Pen and those that hated her. Fortunately (I think) there were more that hated her than loved her. Given the voter turnout I can't think of a sensible interpretation any other way. With his win people then had a chance to think about what he means. If the turnout is higher and significantly anti him then I would read it as "nope don't go thinking you represent us! we just really didn't like the other person".
  13. That's a different topic. The first bit You: "they dropped the prices" Me: "Not as much as they hiked them" is what I am talking about.
  14. Not as much as they hiked them. The rest of your statement is irrelevant to my statement. I even agree with it at that high level.
  15. Oh get off your high horse, they raised prices when the carbon dealy was going through and when it was rolled back they didn't rollback the prices. From that I think they realised they can get away with price hikes for anything that is in the news. Remember when people were bitching about infrastructure and they raised prices to invest in new infrastructure, that one never got reduced either (unless they did it after I left). Your response just shows they can keep doing it really.
  16. They do seem to increase prices and just blame whatever is in the news though
  17. " Everything depends upon the elitist Republicans like McCain and Graham who would love to impeach Trump so they can put this issue aside and keep the Congress in 2018" I do feel a bit sorry for any of the actual Trump supporters that realise this. And look in despair at the democrat fans that are encouraging impeachment. Any "normal" republican going for re election is going to have to dance a dainty line between the pissed off republicans and the pissed off trump supporters. So many paths seem to point to a crushingly powerful democratic win.
  18. Not Armstrongs writings but an interesting perspective on his theory of people being fed up with Politics as they currently go: UKIP was resoundingly destroyed, the self proclaimed "Protector against the Foreign terrorists" lost an embarrassingly large number of seats in a safe election after two "terror" attacks (I hate that phrase, it is so simplistic but it is how she framed them) and the LGBTQ (I hate that one too) tag was surprisingly positive in results. I read a theory that Australia with Abbott was actually the first "trump" election and that the actual Trump election and it's aftermath with the Australian experience as backgrounding is causing the failure of "Populist" political gameplays. Obviously that is an article I would like to be true. Nice to have a few numbers and elections showing that maybe the Armstrongs of the world are actually just the dying breed. Certainly Poland seems to be allowing the extreme right to hang themselves over and over. Trump is wandering through there soon. Interesting to see what he causes there after his Qatar fiasco.
  19. "The computer says this way but I say this way" is a fail for any prediction. Whichever one wins he can claim success but I say that means whichever wins he has to claim failure. Especially as he didn't trust his magic computer (which was wrong this time as well proving his mistrust was well founded).
  20. True. Saying that "We asked our computer to do a What-If forecast if Corbyn won the election for Labour. This would probably be the best short in a very long time." would be interpreted in that scenario as deliberately financially impacting non subscribers negatively though so I would prefer not to believe that he was being a manipulative dick. I'm gonna say 3 for 3 fails for prediction really. Brexit was wrong, Orlando was wrong and this was wrong.
  21. Sorry been busy teaching the world bayonet fighting; my next 2 companies are for that and I made it to the "Board of International Something or Other" for the All Japan Bayonet Stabby Stabby Federation. So prepping for the world domination and the Olympics is taking a sh*t load of time. My half arsed jokes on the travel blog might have been mildly amusing but they took a ton of time. If you only really liked my captions you can follow me on face book where I tend to post pictures of our travels with varying degrees of witty / sarcastic / drunk captions. I have albums of streetlights and calligraphy! plus usual random sh*t. Pretty easy to find me and it is all public. In a couple months one of the new companies apparently will require me to be a half arsed dick writing sh*t about stuff and when I do I'll let you know.
  22. I am off on a 6 week holiday and came down with my first sickness in a couple of years the night before last
  23. " While our computer did show the Conservatives would win, something was wrong since the outlook for the pound was bearish – not bullish." I am going to put that in the "excuses" pile myself... he never mentioned this sell the pound thing in the original article. With the maximum wage thing I remember reading an article years ago saying the South Korea had implemented that (maybe just in the ship building industry) I think it was 40 times the minimum salary. Wonder how that worked out.
  24. I guess now we see if Armstrong agrees with your interpretation of his words. Based on Armstrong's prediction I wanted to place the exact opposite bet (Labour to gain 60 seats as I think the Tories had about 6 for majority already and 60 is a nice round number) so that is a thousand bucks the wife saved me Now I just need to convince her I should be allowed to bet about half of the opposite of anything Armstrong says... On the bright side UKIP is out now. When we were there last week we found something remarkable. Every time the Polish Princess opened her mouth people became insanely more helpful. I think an awful lot of British people are f*cking embarrassed by Brexit and the whole extreme right wing thing. One lady running an oxfam next to where we were having coffee even said Ewa could come in and grab some clothes and stuff for free. I am assuming the clothes were intended for the tramp sitting next to Ewa, I do not have sartorial skills.
  25. Hey I was in both of his featured countries over the past few weeks! Cool (I also made it to London just in time for their latest bridge excitement, been an interesting few weeks) Poland I personally suspect any weird activity in the near future is unlikely as unemployment is incredibly low and falling with Ukranians being granted work visas on a huge scale. A wage breakout seems very likely and the changes to Ukranian EU membership means the poor / underemployed won't stay there to get disenchanted and react badly. Interestingly my predictions a few years back regarding investment options in Polish real estate (especially in Warsaw and Krakov) seem to be coming true at a rate far beyond what I expected (Brexit was not the only factor). If they sort out some of the legacy issues with ownership and responsibilities I think Krakow has even bigger possibilities (I'd be looking at some of the trashed places on the edges of the old city - 20 trashed apartments in a block 10 min walk to city central with all the bank back offices moving in?) Qatar is a weird one. I don't think anyone saw that coming more than a couple of weeks back. After Trumps Saudi visit some people started mumbling but it has been such a stable hate/hate thing for the past almost decade I didn't see it. Flying in on the new air channel (Iran / Bahrain) I have to admit I had a moment of irrational fear People I know there were a bit pissy but they are all westerners and it is ramadan (so no booze in the airport lounges which always makes my type of friends pissy). Seems they think there is actually a chance of it getting a bit out of hand and the oil / natural gas prices recently are certainly not helping that.