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    (Original post by Whiggy)
    I'm actually surprised at the reactions I've had from MHoCers so far - they've been really good! I'm aware that a few will dislike me, but that's life and at least there are people here who do support me.

    Thank you so much!
    To be fair, there'll always be someone that doesn't get on with you and whom you don't get on with, so I wouldn't waste too much time worrying what other people think.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Really? I have shaky hands too (dyspraxia) and I found it actually made that worse:lol:


    Well, we may be socialists but we weren't going to give you the comfy chair, the posh car and the lifetime supply of luxury biscuits for nothing, you know
    I must admit, the comfy chair did my back wonders! I look forward to another six months of it
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    I must admit, the comfy chair did my back wonders! I look forward to another six months of it
    *Hmmm, do I tell him now or later that it broke after being used to torture ideological dissenter in Labour Party gulag*:hmmmm:
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    *Hmmm, do I tell him now or later that it broke after being used to torture ideological dissenter in Labour Party gulag*:hmm:
    Poor Saracen's Fez


    Fez, If they try to turn you into a Corbynite, you can always defect
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Really? I have shaky hands too (dyspraxia) and I found it actually made that worse:lol:


    Well, we may be socialists but we weren't going to give you the comfy chair, the posh car and the lifetime supply of luxury biscuits for nothing, you know
    Oh dear, I was actually told to drink alcohol a bit more regularly to see if it helps, which was weird.

    I have an essential tremor; although I'm still trying to figure out what is essential about it
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    To be fair, there'll always be someone that doesn't get on with you and whom you don't get on with, so I wouldn't waste too much time worrying what other people think.
    Yeah, that's true. Even before I came out there were members here who disliked me. They didn't tell me directly, but I could tell. Although it's annoying, it'll be the same wherever I go.
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    (Original post by Whiggy)
    Yeah, that's true. Even before I came out there were members here who disliked me. They didn't tell me directly, but I could tell. Although it's annoying, it'll be the same wherever I go.
    And that's life in general and I've learned over the years not to give a damn about what strangers and those who don't like me think about me. I'm going to be me and the person I want to be.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    And that's life in general and I've learned over the years not to give a damn about what strangers and those who don't like me think about me. I'm going to be me and the person I want to be.
    Definitely. It's one of the most important life skills, in my opinion.
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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    Oh dear, I was actually told to drink alcohol a bit more regularly to see if it helps, which was weird
    It's a good excuse to get drunk...
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    With the New York primary tomorrow it's interesting to see that the results are now looking pretty clear (Hilary wins the nomination for the Democrats unless Sanders somehow wins Calafornia while Trump has won but will struggle to get close to the line) however it's also interesting to contemplate just what the convention for the Republicans will see given that we have yet another head to head showing Kasich thrashing Hilary. It's also interesting that head to head with Clinton he's well ahead in Michigan, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    Oh dear, I was actually told to drink alcohol a bit more regularly to see if it helps, which was weird.

    I have an essential tremor; although I'm still trying to figure out what is essential about it
    Essential = means they have no idea what causes it
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Hey, I can image 'ol Fez sidling up to a girl on a cool Cambridge evening and whispering, with a glint in his eye, "I'm the Prime Minister in a Model Parliament..."

    No one would be able to resist.
    I'd like to whip YOUR vote

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    Essential = means they have no idea what causes it
    It was a play on words I still find essential a strange word to use for something that has no known cause.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    *Hmmm, do I tell him now or later that it broke after being used to torture ideological dissenter in Labour Party gulag*:hmmmm:
    I'd like a reward for giving you without doubt the greatest MHOC chat up line of all time
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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    It was a play on words I still find essential a strange word to use for something that has no known cause.
    A good question tbh, it should be called idiopathic (medical word for no known cause)
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    Oh. My. ****.

    If you guys get the chance to drink Cloudwater's DIPA v3, don't pass it up. One of the best beers I've ever had. Not cheap (I paid £4.35 for a half in a pub and £4.10 each for 2 more 330ml bottles), but definitely worth it.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Oh. My. ****.

    If you guys get the chance to drink Cloudwater's DIPA v3, don't pass it up. One of the best beers I've ever had. Not cheap (I paid £4.35 for a half in a pub and £4.10 each for 2 more 330ml bottles), but definitely worth it.
    We'll have to go drinking one day, you could probably drink me under the table, but I'd like to see how long I could keep up.
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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    We'll have to go drinking one day, you could probably drink me under the table, but I'd like to see how long I could keep up.
    tbh, I don't drink that much so I'm not sure I could, but yeah, sounds fun.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    tbh, I don't drink that much so I'm not sure I could, but yeah, sounds fun.
    I was thinking more about the fact that I'm basically a twig
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    http://order-order.com/2016/04/18/os...redited-model/

    The criticism is that the RL scenario would be too complex with to much spontaneity for it to give any meaningful result.
    Cheers. Forgot to reply to this earlier.

    Not going to claim I'm anything more than a first year Economics student but I don't see anything that inherently discredits the use of the gravity model in this scenario though the point is relevant. The situation of leaving the EU will probably create unknown factors that can adjust the impact for better or worse (in other words it's a double edged sword - this point doesn't support a Brexit scenario either as unknowns don't favour one side). Nevertheless, the use of the gravity model is based on empirical evidence of how trade and FTAs work. It may not fit completely but it's the best foundation available compared to the lack of statistical data, substantial consensus-held theory or past experience from the Leave camp to back up their claims on the economics of Brexit. The lack of any comprehensive analysis published that defeats the growing assertion that the economy is worse off out is more discrediting in my opinion. There's no skin in the game from Brexiteers.

    Main gripe I have with the Stay camp is that they've twisted this into forecasting as part of project fear when it should really just be analysis. The per household figure is misleading because it's only an expression of the impact on the economy on a per household basis a la per capita, which is irrelevant as it's not a direct effect on households. They should've focused on the fact that directional implications of the Treasury's analysis are in line with their own argument in a similar manner as to how we treat other issues - we don't know whether you will die x years younger from smoking a lot but we do know your life expectancy is probably reduced.
 
 
 
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