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Re: So this EU thing

Post by Il Bastardo Pedantesco » Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:17 pm

Derek H wrote:
Il Bastardo Pedantesco wrote:How a Philly shop built a bike — quickly and at a discount — for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The buyer: Joe Biden.

Normally made bikes for $4500, but the State Department's budget was $1500 and most of the parts had to come from US manufacturers...


What a lot of bollocks that article is. Building a bike in ten days is not exactly rushing things.

He only makes 75 or more custom bikes a year starting at $4500 and has been doing this since 1983 - Bilenky Cycle Works.

That was a big request for Bilenky Cycle Works in Philadelphia’s Olney section, a small business whose customers may have to wait at least six months for a bicycle and sometimes up to 18 months, depending on how customized.


Maybe our resident peddle power prince could opine?

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Joe Biden Gifts Boris Johnson $6k Bike, Johnson Gives a Photo Printed From Wikipedia...

As part of the customary exchange, Johnson gave Biden a free-to-use Wikipedia photo of a British mural depicting Black 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass in return.

The two leaders met for the first time this week in Cornwall, England ahead of this weekend's G7 summit. The summit also marks Biden's first international trip since taking office.

British government officials decided on the photo after spotting it on Douglass' Wikipedia page, according to a report from The Times of London. Johnson's gift is reportedly a nod to the Black Lives Matter movement that has advocated for racial justice in both nations.


So how hard up for cash are you guys? :lol:

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Derek H » Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:47 am

Il Bastardo Pedantesco wrote:How a Philly shop built a bike — quickly and at a discount — for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The buyer: Joe Biden.

Normally made bikes for $4500, but the State Department's budget was $1500 and most of the parts had to come from US manufacturers...


What a lot of bollocks that article is. Building a bike in ten days is not exactly rushing things.

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Bronshtein » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:57 pm

Only dull Brexiters, screaming about 'Project Fear' pretended there would be carnage as soon as we left the EU.

But there are already many things going a bit wonky in slightly slower time - as predicted:

Fisheries are in trouble with difficulties in exporting to European markets because of paperwork, endangering the industry Brexit was supposed to save.

Many large and medium sized company HQs have already moved to Europe - the Netherlands currently being the big beneficiary but Ireland taking some as well.

The car industry hasn't so far been as badly hit as might have been expected, but Covid has of course reduced demand until recently and we'll see how just in time supply works across the new custom controlled Channel as demand picks up and electric vehicles start to replace legacy manufacturing.

You can see, just through the sausage war in NI, the problems not signing up to EU welfare and production standards are having at this stage with exports to the EU; it probably won't get easier as we try and do deals in areas dominated by aggressively anti government companies. USA trade deal anyone? Au revoir agriculture.

As for Northern Ireland itself, sausages or no,- letting Shamrock Joe get involved in anything to do with the wee province is a potential nightmare. It may look as if no-one cares about the border, but having a senile broth of a boy stirring up the fucking horror show dePfeffel has created, especially now Poots is taking it back to the seventeenth century, could fuck up the GFA big time. It is apparent that dePfeffel doesn't care much for the status of NI now he has knocked down the 'Red Wall' and he no longer needs the DUP (nobody needs the DUP).

[PS - you know of course that US companies are already buying up GP practices in the UK? GP practices are private companies/partnerships selling services to the NHS. Bad enough before but now US 'healthcare insurance providers' like Centene are buying up primary care providers in the UK - particularly London - the NHS has already been privatised. The reason dePfeffel likes throwing money at the 'NHS' is because it is channeling that extra cash straight into the pockets of private companies and the NHS remains 'under strain' so he can privatise even more of it to make it 'more efficient'. With Dido Harding in charge of 'improvement' :loopy: :rofl: ]

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Ssanemax » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:02 pm

Hermit wrote:I see mobile phone companies have raised their roaming rates for the EU (as well as all their other prices). I'm sure that's got nothing to do with leaving. It's just a coincidence - we're told :|

Yeah, that's right, I've just been fucked over by vodafone (bastards). Time to move to another network....


Yup. We all knew it was gonna happen but they didn't listen.. Riots in the streets. Shortages of Vital Medical Supplies. Mass starvation, Cats and Dogs lying down together. Roaming Rates going up a bit. The Apocalypse.

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Picador » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:52 pm

Il Bastardo Pedantesco wrote:Brexit Brits Freak Out at ‘Senile’ Biden After He Wades Into Boris Johnson’s Sausage War...
Biden’s apparent decision to wade into what has become known as The Sausage War has infuriated some Brexit-loving Brits.

An unnamed lawmaker from Johnson’s Conservative party regurgitated Trumpist attacks on Biden on Thursday, telling Politico, “America should remember who their allies are... Unfortunately [Biden is] so senile that he probably won’t remember what we tell him anyway. Unless an aide is listening I'm not sure he’s going to remember for very long.”

Nigel Farage, the man who previously spearheaded the Brexit movement but is now largely reduced to hawking competitively priced Cameo videos to celebrate the birthdays of middle-aged white British men, wrote on Twitter, “We now have an anti-British U.S. President in the White House. I hope all those who condemned Trump see their stupidity.”

Johnson was one of the few world leaders who boasted a good relationship with Trump, who admired the PM’s success in leading the Brexit campaign in 2016.

The White House tried to calm the row on Thursday hours ahead of an expected bilateral meeting between Johnson and Biden.


How a Philly shop built a bike — quickly and at a discount — for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The buyer: Joe Biden.

Normally made bikes for $4500, but the State Department's budget was $1500 and most of the parts had to come from US manufacturers...


And your point is?

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Il Bastardo Pedantesco » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:19 pm

Brexit Brits Freak Out at ‘Senile’ Biden After He Wades Into Boris Johnson’s Sausage War...
Biden’s apparent decision to wade into what has become known as The Sausage War has infuriated some Brexit-loving Brits.

An unnamed lawmaker from Johnson’s Conservative party regurgitated Trumpist attacks on Biden on Thursday, telling Politico, “America should remember who their allies are... Unfortunately [Biden is] so senile that he probably won’t remember what we tell him anyway. Unless an aide is listening I'm not sure he’s going to remember for very long.”

Nigel Farage, the man who previously spearheaded the Brexit movement but is now largely reduced to hawking competitively priced Cameo videos to celebrate the birthdays of middle-aged white British men, wrote on Twitter, “We now have an anti-British U.S. President in the White House. I hope all those who condemned Trump see their stupidity.”

Johnson was one of the few world leaders who boasted a good relationship with Trump, who admired the PM’s success in leading the Brexit campaign in 2016.

The White House tried to calm the row on Thursday hours ahead of an expected bilateral meeting between Johnson and Biden.


How a Philly shop built a bike — quickly and at a discount — for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The buyer: Joe Biden.

Normally made bikes for $4500, but the State Department's budget was $1500 and most of the parts had to come from US manufacturers...

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Hermit » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:44 pm

I see mobile phone companies have raised their roaming rates for the EU (as well as all their other prices). I'm sure that's got nothing to do with leaving. It's just a coincidence - we're told :|

Yeah, that's right, I've just been fucked over by vodafone (bastards). Time to move to another network....

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Bronshtein » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:30 pm

It is but I'd have a quick riffle through the letters of assurance from HMG to check whether that warrant is likely to ever be pursued. :wink:

Rita was one of the big OTR names Gerry was keen to get on a behind the scenes list post GFA.

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Il Bastardo Pedantesco » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:27 pm

Picador wrote:
Bronshtein wrote:I suspect having an Irish Republican mate of Rita O'Hare in the White House is going to to put a different twist on the 'Special' in relationships with the UK.

Bit of bad timing with the trade deal de Pfeffel would have done with Donald in his imagination.


Is her arrest warrant still running?

It is...

https://twitter.com/boblister_poole/sta ... 1602755586

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Il Bastardo Pedantesco » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:20 pm

Bronshtein wrote:I suspect having an Irish Republican mate of Rita O'Hare in the White House is going to to put a different twist on the 'Special' in relationships with the UK.

The bust appears to be a partisan issue here...
Bronshtein wrote:Bit of bad timing with the trade deal de Pfeffel would have done with Donald in his imagination.

:lol:

Have wondered what's so enthralling about President Duck...

1) Speaks worse than Claudius.

2) Fancies himself an Alexander of Macedon, but comes across more like one of the Russian Tsars.

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