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  Grin
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11:57 01.06.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> while Nigel Farage said he has been «banned» from meeting the US president
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Why? Is he a kind of pariah in your establishment?
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12:06 01.06.2019
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> "But I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent.»
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Btw, do you happen to know Boris Johnson was pranked by Vovan and Lexus?

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You are just having a common feeling of remorse of a professional sports fan, that is all. On the one hand, you are cheering when little tiny kids — tiny not just in terms of their physical, but also emotional development — are pushed by their parents, coaches, whoever — to perform all sorts of tricks on the ice for the likes of you to enjoy. But in essence, it is like training a bear to ride a bike in a circus. When it comes down to it — it is cruel. Those kids don't fully make their own choices, they are kids — easy to manipulate both emotionally and physically. As for their career — long or short — makes no difference, the damage is done during them growing up. This is the other side of such demanding professional sports as figure skating, football, rugby, boxing, gymnastics, etc. There is a heavy price to pay.
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19:46 01.06.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Probably you got me wrong here. I wasn't trying to prove that Zelensky appearance on the political scene is as massive as Brexit. Not at all. He is just another puppet nothing more. But Poroshenko's defeat was like a breath of fresh wind, many people in Ukraine believe Zelensky will improve Ukraine-Russia relations. I'm skeptical about it.
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No, I got you spot on. If you didn't mean to compare, you wouldn't have brought up the subject of Zelenski in the same context. Being sceptical is OK, it is just as regards Brexit — your scepticism is partially based on the lack of knowledge.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> That was a good one.
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Not really, it is a very crass expression, I feel ashamed of myself that I used it, I am sorry.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Iet's wait and see, will they move the date of Brexit again
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The easiest answer is always «let's wait and see», it is much harder to make the right prediction about the future. Cause one might be wrong. I am not afraid to be wrong, so I am free to judge and predict something, why not? If I turn out to be wrong, so be it. But I do have a gut feeling about things sometimes that turns out to be right.
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20:01 01.06.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Why? Is he a kind of pariah in your establishment?
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Not really a pariah. But Farage has always had the points with the electorate for being anti establishment, he has always positioned himself as such — himself. It is his niche. He has never seriously wanted a seat in Westminster himself. UKIP only rose in the polls because of him, his tremendous appeal to people. It has always been the party of one man, one man band — Nigel Farage. When the Brexit vote happened, Farage decided to leave politics, cause he trusted the Tories under May's leadership to take the country out of the EU. That has always been his dream, I don't care who funds him — this is totally true, and it is not like he is richer than those in Westminster in terms of wealth. By the way, his wife is from Germany, would you believe it? Anyway, at that point he didn't see the point of being the UKIP leader, he said he was going to distance himself from politics as his goal was achieved and accomplished. But he remained a member of UKIP. He only quit UKIP when Tommy Robinson (remember I mentioned him in connection with the very far right) was invited to join UKIP. Farage had always fought very hard here in Britain for UKIP not to be considered a Nazi Party and when Robinson joined, he left the party out of protest. But once he left the Party — it disappeared in the polls, even in the European Election — it was dragging way behind the Brexit Party which Farage organised only 2 months (!) ago. People love him here, especially where their views on the EU are concerned. He is like a trigger for the Tories to change their policy. When May started dithering with the EU and Brexit, Farage returned to politics straight away, organised this Brexit PArty and won the EU election. Which was an amazing feat. Again, he did it out of protest to what he saw as the betrayal of Brexit by the establishment. A lot of people agree with him, as they obviously voted for him — again and straight away, he hadn't even campaigned for long prior to the EU election vote taking place. But again — out of protest to the establishment.

That is why it is so important to have all sorts of opposition to the establishment, it doesn't necessarily mean they will take power in the country, but their opposition can change and influence the direction those in power are taking in their decision making, it can change their policies. Like in this case. Now the Tories realize that they won't win any General Election ever again unless they deliver Brexit, cause the EU election is like a poll — of what people want.
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15:46 02.06.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> This is the other side of such demanding professional sports as figure skating, football, rugby, boxing, gymnastics, etc. There is a heavy price to pay.
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Same goes to ballet
https://lenta.ru/articles/2017/11/13/swans/

At least I never hear of a skater commiting suicide because she wasn't able to lose some weight.

There is always a price to pay, not just in sports. Ambitious parents push their children to the limits in music, sports, study etc.
What should we do about it? Stop listening to the music or stop watching skating/ballet?
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15:49 02.06.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Not really, it is a very crass expression, I feel ashamed of myself that I used it, I am sorry.
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Please don't be sorry. Do you know that «Cолнцеликий» is one of the sarcastic Putin's nicknames? So «the sun shining out of his ass» suits him very well.
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15:52 02.06.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Being sceptical is OK, it is just as regards Brexit — your scepticism is partially based on the lack of knowledge.
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May be. You know, Tories had enough time to deliver you a proper Brexit but they failed. So please allow me to be a bit sceptic about them.

P.S. Boris doesn't look like a tough cookie for me. You are optimistic about him now, but you were also optimistic about Theresa May a few years ago.
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15:57 02.06.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> The easiest answer is always «let's wait and see», it is much harder to make the right prediction about the future. Cause one might be wrong. I am not afraid to be wrong, so I am free to judge and predict something, why not? If I turn out to be wrong, so be it. But I do have a gut feeling about things sometimes that turns out to be right.
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Oh, I made a prediction, you called it silly or whatever. Now «let's wait and see», because as for me there is no point in arguing about it too much. Aren't you tired of arguing about Brexit?
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17:18 02.06.2019
We are buying 2 properties — Costa D'Almeria + one in Algarve, Jonathan is the genius,

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18:00 02.06.2019
Grin (25771),

We are bying two properties abroad — one in Madera, the oother in Algarve, this is crazy. It IS crazy, cause, there is no mortgage, Jon bought it outright. It is crazy.
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18:09 02.06.2019
I first thought it was gonna bi Costa D'amleria, but it is — one villa n Madeira and one in Al Garve — self catering, just property — Jon bought. You know — he hates me buying rings, especially expensive ones, at auctions, he wants to invest everything in property — houses, etc.
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18:19 02.06.2019
The deeds to the Property in Spain and Portugal are coming in the post the day after tomorrow. I am speechless to be honest, I honestly don't know how Jon paid it outright, considering — that we still have some mortage on the flat in New Greenwich, which we are renting out. This is proper crazy, I honestly can't get my head around it at all
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18:21 02.06.2019
Jonathan is the genius

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