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15:15 23.07.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> So, Boris is your new PM now? My congratulations. I hope he will be able to do what Theresa May could not accomplish.
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Yeah, but this is not the end of the battle, it is just the beginning. Boris is a hard Brexiteer, he is the one who led the Leave the EU campaign here, went against Cameron, the Government, etc. The current Parliament will not support Boris's agenda, which basically is — get out of the EU, get in bed with the States (US). So — there will be a General Election again, and the Tories will win it — with Boris. Everything else will happen after that. So — don't expect any easy results, over here — it is always a fight.
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08:16 24.07.2019
Boris Johnson to clear out Remainers and build a Brexiteer-majority Cabinet as he readies UK to leave EU

Boris Johnson will begin assembling a majority Brexiteer Cabinet on Wednesday as he clears out Remainers to end «self-doubt» and get Britain ready for leaving the EU on October 31.

Priti Patel, one of the most ardent Eurosceptics in the Conservative Party, will be given a seat at Mr Johnson’s top table as he begins addressing the three to one majority of Remain voters in the Cabinet that he will inherit from Theresa May.

He will also make it the most ethnically diverse Cabinet in history, with employment minister Alok Sharma among those given their own department, with the number of female secretaries of state also increasing.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/07/23/...

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The reality is — even if he clears out all the Remainers from the Cabinet, Remainers are the majority in the House of Commons, they will block anything he does. It is not like in the States here, where the President has much more powers than the Parliament. Over here — it is the Parliament that is in charge. In order for any PM to carry on with their agenda, they have to have a healthy Parliamentary majority. That is why the General Election is likely to be required. In the Telegraph — they are already calling for it.

Boris Johnson must be bold and call a general election immediately

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/07/23/...

If he indeed calls the General Election, according to the polls — the Tories led by him — will comfortably win it.

Boris Johnson's victory has reduced the infantile Remain resistance to dust

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/07/23/...


How leader Boris Johnson could secure new Conservative majority, according to polls

Boris Johnson has romped to victory in the Conservative Party leadership race, securing a large majority over Jeremy Hunt by promising to deliver Brexit this year.

The new Prime Minister gained 66.4 per cent of Conservative members' support in the ballot, on a "do or die" promise to take Britain out of the European Union by 31 October.

His convincing victory - with 92,153 votes - didn't quite match recent polling, with a YouGov poll indicating that Mr Johnson would secure 74 per cent of the Conservative members' votes.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/07/23/...

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He should make hay whilst the sun shines - and waste no time, all the possible time has already been wasted by May.


Boris must make up for the three years squandered by Theresa May
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12:04 24.07.2019
Grin (25771),

I am packing our bags today and doing last minute shopping. I couldn't get tomorrow off work unfortunately, so all the last minute preparations have to be done today. I feel terribly guilty about our cat, last time we left her with our neighbours (Toffee's owners) - when we went to Venice, but this time — she will have to go to a cat's home in Ashford in Kent, it is £180 a week. I am taking her there later on today. I hope she is not goona think that we are abandoning her. My husband said «Don't worry, just imagine she is going to a fantastic cat hotel, she needs a break from us as well you know. «She will have her own indoor and outdoor area there, so I hope she will be allright.
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12:57 24.07.2019
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> ⍟ Grin (25771),
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> I am packing our bags today and doing last minute shopping. I couldn't get tomorrow off work unfortunately, so all the last minute preparations have to be done today. I feel terribly guilty about our cat, last time we left her with our neighbours (Toffee's owners) — when we went to Venice, but this time — she will have to go to a cat's home in Ashford in Kent, it is £180 a week. I am taking her there later on today. I hope she is not goona think that we are abandoning her. My husband said «Don't worry, just imagine she is going to a fantastic cat hotel, she needs a break from us as well you know. «She will have her own indoor and outdoor area there, so I hope she will be allright.
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I wish you a nice and interesting trip.
I heard cats take it much easier than dogs. But even with dogs if you do everything right, they won't think that you abandoned them. For example my father used to give our laikas during summertime to his fellow huntsman in Yaroslavl. Dog's were taking it like another vacation. They enjoyed taking part in the hunts a lot.
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13:39 24.07.2019
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> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> ⍟ Grin (25771),
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>> I am packing our bags today and doing last minute shopping. I couldn't get tomorrow off work unfortunately, so all the last minute preparations have to be done today. I feel terribly guilty about our cat, last time we left her with our neighbours (Toffee's owners) — when we went to Venice, but this time — she will have to go to a cat's home in Ashford in Kent, it is £180 a week. I am taking her there later on today. I hope she is not goona think that we are abandoning her. My husband said «Don't worry, just imagine she is going to a fantastic cat hotel, she needs a break from us as well you know. «She will have her own indoor and outdoor area there, so I hope she will be allright.
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>I wish you a nice and interesting trip.
> I heard cats take it much easier than dogs. But even with dogs if you do everything right, they won't think that you abandoned them. For example my father used to give our laikas during summertime to his fellow huntsman in Yaroslavl. Dog's were taking it like another vacation. They enjoyed taking part in the hunts a lot.
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Thank you very much. This will be a very resting vacation, just lazing on the beach, eating lots of food, swimming, etc. We are all dog tired. It has been a hard year so far for all of us — the work is really taking it out of me, sometimes I think that maybe I should quit — it is such a high pressure nervous job — dealing with people's money. But other times I think — if I quit, I will get bored to death.
I didn't realize laikas were a hunting breed, here the hunting breeds are Labradors, Retrievers, Fox Hounds, Dutch Hounds, etc. and terriers of course — most terriers were bred here, on the British Isles, apart from two — Russian Terrier and Rizen Shnauzer (sorry if I misspelled it, I don't speak German). To be honest — I hate the process of hunting, here at the moment fox hunting is banned, however — Tories want to bring it back, cause the rich over here find it exciting. I hate it — I watched a few hunts in the countryside — a while ago — and it is absolutely disgusting. Literally — a pack of hounds just tear apart a fox alive, it is a sickening thing to watch. And the people all dress up, ride horses — like it is some sort of a major event. It is absolutely disgusting. They are saying over here, that it is natural and wild fox population has to be controlled, however — why not control it by some other means, more humane and kind? It is beyond my understanding — why people here love to hunt.
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15:56 24.07.2019
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> But other times I think — if I quit, I will get bored to death
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I think you will. I was unemployed for several months once. It was boring and I was kinda regressing as a professional. I tried to read business news and some books about economics but it didn't really help. The more you are being unemployed the harder it is for you to find a job afterwards.
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16:37 24.07.2019
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> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> But other times I think — if I quit, I will get bored to death
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>I think you will. I was unemployed for several months once. It was boring and I was kinda regressing as a professional. I tried to read business news and some books about economics but it didn't really help. The more you are being unemployed the harder it is for you to find a job afterwards.
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I am not quitting obviously, I just get fed up with it sometimes — the pressure, etc. I was unemployed for nearly 9 years overall — through my own choice, when I was giving birth to the kids and stayed at home — practically all my 30s. I went on maternity when I was at Bloomberg — it was a whole full year full paid maternity, when it came to me getting back to work — I was only at work for a month and missed my son like crazy — then I found out I was pregnant again, so I quit. Getting back to work after all those years wasn't hard — I discovered — it is much harder to look after 3 little kids. After that kind of experience — one can take on anything pretty much. But I enjoyed bits of it a lot — being with my kids. But yeah — at times it was very boring I must admit.
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16:50 24.07.2019
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> I didn't realize laikas were a hunting breed
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Huskies are hunting breed too. More than that once in several generations they breed laikas with wolves. You can find a female wolf in almost any laikas kennel in Russia. That makes their hunting instinct stronger.

I took part in a hunt once. I was a child walking around in the forest with some grown ups keeping an eye on me. I never was a fan of hunting but I'm not a hater of it either. I mean legal hunting not poaching. In Siberia and Russian Far East many people still go hunting of fishing because it helps them to make their living. I think hunt is more honest than butchery. At least animal has some chances there.
Well, I was a bit nervous about our dogs, because they risked their lives too during hunting. But they seemed so happy.

You know, there was a serious accident once during the hunt. The hunters found a bear. It wasn't a bear hunt, some of the dogs weren't trained to hunt bears. Some dogs (including my dog called) were badly injured, one dog died. We had to treat my dog's wounds for half a year after that.
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17:06 24.07.2019
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> Well, I was a bit nervous about our dogs, because they risked their lives too during hunting. But they seemed so happy.
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> You know, there was a serious accident once during the hunt. The hunters found a bear. It wasn't a bear hunt, some of the dogs weren't trained to hunt bears. Some dogs (including my dog called) were badly injured, one dog died. We had to treat my dog's wounds for half a year after that.
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What an interesting experience. Here — they mainly hunt foxes, there are no bears, and swans and ducks — one is not allowed to hunt. It is mainly fox hunting. When Labour was in Government last time — they banned it, however — it still goes on somehow. And it is absolutely terrible. But people here try to fight it and sabotage hunts, sometimes it leads to violent clashes — between people





There is something medieval about it you know, horrid.
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17:18 24.07.2019
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> There is something medieval about it you know, horrid
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Well, when a group of riders with dogs chasing a poor fox I find it non-sporting.
When a man goes fishing or hunting because it can help him to make his living it's another matter.
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17:25 24.07.2019
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> What an interesting experience
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Bears are extremely dangerous. Enraged bear can run up to 100 meters even if you shoot him in the heart. And it can run very fast, you can't climb on the tree to save your life. Even most well trained dogs are risking their lives when they fight with bear.

You know there was a famous Japanese photographer Michio Hoshino.
He didn't took bears too seriously and he paid with his life for it.
Об обстоятельствах смерти пишет В. М. Песков: «С Мичио я познакомился на Аляске — мы вместе рассматривали его альбом фотографий. Снимал на Аляске он только медведей. И на Камчатке тоже. В фотографическом мире знали его как завзятого «медвежатника». На этот раз на Камчатку прилетел он с группой телевизионщиков, решивших снять, как Хосино без оружия охотится на медведей… Всё было успешно снято. Задержалась группа ещё на сутки — что-то, как всегда, надо было доснять. Спать улеглись на нарах в хорошо мне знакомой тесной избушке. Мичио, сказав: «Душно», — лёг спать в палатке рядом с избушкой. Деликатно намекнули ему на медведей, ходивших рядом. «Меня не тронут…» — будто бы посмеялся фотограф. А ночью в избушке проснулись от страшного крика. Выбежали с фонариками и увидели потрясшую всех картину: крупный медведь тащил в травы героя-фотографа и не выпустил его из зубов, несмотря на истошные крики «спасателей», не знавших, что делать. Утром по радио вызвали вертолёт. Вблизи избушки с него увидели спавшего в травах медведя. Он попытался бежать, но был застрелен. В этом же месте был обнаружен полусъеденный труп фотографа"
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17:39 24.07.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Well, when a group of riders with dogs chasing a poor fox I find it non-sporting
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They go out here on horses with packs of hounds — and watch a fox being literally ripped apart — alive. I was shocked to be honest — how in such a civilised country — this kind of thing is possible.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> When a man goes fishing or hunting because it can help him to make his living it's another matter.
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You are absolutely right, there is nothing wrong with hunter gatherer type of hunting — we are hunter gatherers by nature. But here it is mainly done for sport and for those people, who find it enjoyable. It is mainly rich farmers etc — in the countryside. There are a lot of rich people here in the countryside you know. They must be bored out of their wits — not having to work, etc. So — they find these awful things to do — for themselves. When it comes to things like this — I am against the Tories and am for Labour — in terms of banning fox hunting — they did the right thing, but it ain't working.
As regards fishing, lakes and ponds here are full of carp. Some fishes are huge in size — massive. But carp is a very clever fish and they want to catch it — just to outwit it. Afterwards they take a pic with it and let it back into the water. Which is OK. Well — the English fishermen do. There were lots of scandals here involving Eastern Europeans — like Polls, etc. — fishing for carp and other fish from local ponds and not letting them back into the water, but taking it home to eat it. This is considered very bad here and is not allowed.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> ou know there was a famous Japanese photographer Michio Hoshino. He didn't took bears too seriously and he paid with his life for it. Об обстоятельствах смерти пишет В. М. Песков: «С Мичио я познакомился на Аляске — мы вместе рассматривали его альбом фотографий. Снимал на Аляске он только медведей. И на Камчатке тоже. В фотографическом мире знали его как завзятого „медвежатника“. На этот раз на Камчатку прилетел он с группой телевизионщиков, решивших снять, как Хосино без оружия охотится на медведей… Всё было успешно снято. Задержалась группа ещё на сутки — что-то, как всегда, надо было доснять. Спать улеглись на нарах в хорошо мне знакомой тесной избушке. Мичио, сказав: „Душно“, — лёг спать в палатке рядом с избушкой. Деликатно намекнули ему на медведей, ходивших рядом. „Меня не тронут…“ — будто бы посмеялся фотограф. А ночью в избушке проснулись от страшного крика. Выбежали с фонариками и увидели потрясшую всех картину: крупный медведь тащил в травы героя-фотографа и не выпустил его из зубов, несмотря на истошные крики „спасателей“, не знавших, что делать. Утром по радио вызвали вертолёт. Вблизи избушки с него увидели спавшего в травах медведя. Он попытался бежать, но был застрелен. В этом же месте был обнаружен полусъеденный труп фотографа»
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Sounds terrifying. Bears are extremely dangerous.
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18:01 24.07.2019
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> But carp is a very clever fish and they want to catch it — just to outwit it
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What makes me sad about hunting is that very often the youngest less experienced animals fall its victims.
My father once told me about hunting lynxes. It isn't so hard to hunt young lynxes. They just climb on the highest tree nearby and watch calmly at the dogs barking on the ground. So it is not so hard for a hunter to approach it and to shoot it down. But elder lynxes are somehow aware of what is going on. One elder lynx completely refused to climb on a tree. She managed to escape the hunt. I was glad she escaped, but I was sad about young lynxes who thought it is safe to climb a tree when you try to escape from humans.
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18:44 24.07.2019
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> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> But carp is a very clever fish and they want to catch it — just to outwit it
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>What makes me sad about hunting is that very often the youngest less experienced animals fall its victims.
> My father once told me about hunting lynxes. It isn't so hard to hunt young lynxes. They just climb on the highest tree nearby and watch calmly at the dogs barking on the ground. So it is not so hard for a hunter to approach it and to shoot it down. But elder lynxes are somehow aware of what is going on. One elder lynx completely refused to climb on a tree. She managed to escape the hunt. I was glad she escaped, but I was sad about young lynxes who thought it is safe to climb a tree when you try to escape from humans.
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It all sounds very sad. Let's not talk about it anymore, it is too sad. I have to go now, speak later.
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18:58 24.07.2019
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Boris is in Number 10 officially now — the Queen gave him the powers to form the Government — his first speech as PM

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