EU needs its own thread

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Re: EU needs its own thread

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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Giz » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:50 am

Surely Belgium should have "brexit" or "Theresa May "?

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Re: EU needs its own thread

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Giz wrote:
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Surely Belgium should have "brexit" or "Theresa May "?
:?

Difficult to unsettle Belgians, what with all their fantastic beers and genever gins (there are specific pubs for that, ~ 100 – 150 brands on the menu in the good ones): lots of fukitol available.

Perhaps something about "Belgian" Congo? The "Crazy Brabant killers"? Or present-day jihadists, of course.

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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Giz » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:19 am

I was thinking brussels. Not the rest of Belgium (who does remember it? )

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Reported for using "Belgium" on a forum!

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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Grammatron » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:42 am

Witness wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:07 am
Giz wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:50 am
Surely Belgium should have "brexit" or "Theresa May "?
:?

Difficult to unsettle Belgians, what with all their fantastic beers and genever gins (there are specific pubs for that, ~ 100 – 150 brands on the menu in the good ones): lots of fukitol available.

Perhaps something about "Belgian" Congo? The "Crazy Brabant killers"? Or present-day jihadists, of course.
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by WildCat » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:12 pm

Do you have questions about God?

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:22 pm

Waffle mongers.
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Re: EU needs its own thread

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Grammatron wrote:
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Giz » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:19 am

Jeez, Spain is sharply divided.

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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Witness » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:43 am

Giz wrote:
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Jeez, Spain is sharply divided.
Exactly my thought (remember that Catalonia wanted to secede?), but I'm also astonished that the situation isn't the same in Italy.

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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:27 am

I'm sure there's a correlation with poverty.

On a happier note, it appears Italy has solved il problema di mezzogiorno. 8)
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Re: EU needs its own thread

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Monthly number of migrants landed by boat in Italy updated to December (2016 -87,12%, 2017 -80.50% YoY)[source Ministry of the Interior]
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Re: EU needs its own thread

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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:45 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:21 am
From the comments:

Marco Minniti: The man who cut the migrant flow to Italy
The old system was beyond fucked up though. Migrants would pay people for access to something that floats. They would get towed into the Mediterranean where NGO's in foreign flagged ships would "rescue" the migrants by putting them on their ships and drop them off in Italy.

It seems that old government's (Marco's) plan was to pay Libya to prevent migrants from going to Italy. New government plan is to deny migrants and those NGO ships entry and not pay anyone.

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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:17 am

Grammatron wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:45 am
Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:21 am
From the comments:

Marco Minniti: The man who cut the migrant flow to Italy
The old system was beyond fucked up though. Migrants would pay people for access to something that floats. They would get towed into the Mediterranean where NGO's in foreign flagged ships would "rescue" the migrants by putting them on their ships and drop them off in Italy.

It seems that old government's (Marco's) plan was to pay Libya to prevent migrants from going to Italy. New government plan is to deny migrants and those NGO ships entry and not pay anyone.
Sounds like a better plan.
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:19 am

I'm not sure there are better plans if all the humans whom are involved are to be considered. To me it looks like a giant shit sandwich and the only question is who will have to take a bite.

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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:49 am

Grammatron wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:19 am
I'm not sure there are better plans if all the humans whom are involved are to be considered. To me it looks like a giant shit sandwich and the only question is who will have to take a bite.
Well, these NGOs probably helped to create a backlash. Italy arguably has room to absorb some immigrants given its demographics. As does Japan. The question is whether those immigrants would eventually be a net benefit to the economy or a drain on public resources.
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:42 am

Europe unveils successor to the Large Hadron Collider

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Physicists at CERN have unveiled a blueprint for a huge 100 km-circumference particle smasher that would be used to study the Higgs boson in unprecedented detail as well as search for new physics. Today, the conceptual design report has been released for the Future Circular Collider (FCC) – an underground particle collider that would be linked with the existing Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva.
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The FCC-ee — estimated to cost around $9bn of which $5bn would be used to build the tunnel — would operate at four energies over a 15-year period. The collider would begin at 91 GeV, producing around 1013 Z bosons over four years before operating at 160 GeV to produce 108 W+ and W- particles for a two-year period. While the W and Z particles have already been measured by the LEP collider, it is estimated that the FCC-ee machine would improve such measurements by an order of magnitude.

By then running at 240 GeV for three years, the FCC-ee would focus on creating a million Higgs particles. This would allow physicists to study the properties of the Higgs boson with an accuracy an order of magnitude better that what is possible today with the LHC. Finally, the collider would then be shut down for a year to prepare it to run at around 360 GeV to produce a million top and anti-top pairs over five years. More precise measurements of such particles could indicate deviations from Standard Model predictions that could point to new physics.

Once the physics programme for the FCC-ee is complete, the same tunnel could then be used to house a proton-proton collider (FCC-hh) much in the same way that LEP made way for the LHC. “The FCC could be an action reply of LEP and the LHC” says theorist John Ellis from Kings College London. “A proton-proton collider would offer the best chance to discover new particles”.
https://physicsworld.com/a/europe-unvei ... -collider/