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Citius Altius Fortius

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  1. Funny how SNP didn't go all out to promote a "remain" vote... and now that relatively low turnout in Scotland doomed the vote, SNP is in position to call for anther referendum.

    Or am I being too cynical.

    ... they don't need to since their english cousins changed the situation completely - I would love to be a fly on the wall when this blonde moron has to tell the queen that Scotland has left the United Kingdom in the next 2 years period (in case he becomes PM and/or the Tory party is still in duty after the next general election - this referendum is not binding - the majority of lower house members supported to stay in the EU - it will become very interesting in the next years/months - of course we Europeans understand that the UK has to make up its mind, but the UK has to understand also, that we have to protect ourselves also...

    The Tory party forced the UK to shoot into its own foot - and the best thing is they can't blame us anymore for their own faults...

  2. I do love the UK and for me it was and it is still a shock, but to make it clear: everybody, who voted "LEAVE", has to explain himself/herself to me in the case we are talking about this issue - and I am not really keen to hear such nonsense reasons which I heard mostly but he UKIP and/or right wing Tory party...

    It is unbelievable that e.g. Cornwall voted to LEAVE and ask one minute later to keep my money - I have to protect myself from such morons - they showed me their middle finger I show them my middle finger now...

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  3. That's alright - I get where you're coming from.

    I live in a very safe seat where the sitting MP is from a party I won't vote for so my vote has not once counted towards the whole at a General Election since I started voting. I've had no say in electing any UK government and I didn't vote to leave the EU. As far as I'm concerned, what has happened and what happens now is entirely the responsibility of other people. I'm washing my hands of it all.

    I know Rob - and I feel sorry for all the people who voted "remain" - they are taken hostages by the right wing Tories and UKIP politicians...

    And I am aware that we shouldn't break all bridges, but how this campaign went along - a lot of china was broken and the LEAVE voters shall see what they have done! I don't see a right wing Tory or UKIP politicians (or Labour politician) is able to heal that in the UK (as well as negotiators between the UK and the EU) ...

    Another question is Scotland - what will happen with Scotland? And there is another thing - what will happen in the lower house in Westminster now - the majority of the member of parliament supported an EU-membership of the UK...

  4. You misunderstand. Two years is the period after which Article 50 is invoked (and it hasn't yet been invoked, Cameron has left that up to his successor) that a member state withdrawing from the EU has to negotiate the terms of its exit.

    By EU rules, if those two years go by without an agreement (or without an agreement to extend the negotiating period), then the terms of the Lisbon Treaty simply stop applying to the state that is leaving.

    This isn't a number Nacre plucked from the air. It is the official period allowed to member states to negotiate their exit by the terms set out in the Lisbon Treaty.

    I know about the two years according Article 50 - my post should show that this Article 50 is nonsense...

    When there is a divorce it doesn't work when one of the partner (especially the partner in this case, who says I "leave") says at the same time, but I want to stay in the flat two more years with the person, who was left... That won't work - the British members of the European parliament and of the European Commission has to leave "as soon as possible"...

    Farage is member of the European parliament - I don't want to see a €-cent paid from my taxes to this man as salary... By the way he wasn't there often - he took the money only...

    The negotiations, which are listed in article 50 are more about, what is in the flat (e.g. who is paying the pensions of the UK-members of parliament or commission in future?).

    The LEAVE campaigners told their supporters that there will be a treaty between the UK and the EU during these two years, that they can still partake in the common market, but without pledges the UK had as EU-member - that won't happen that way... The people will learn very soon that the LEAVE Campaigner forget to tell them, that this way is very rocky and difficult, since every single EU-member states agree as well as Norway and Switzerland, that the UK joins in this common market...

    And the joke is that Norway and Switzerland and the other members of the EEA are paying a fee (comparable to an EU-member-fee) and they don't get the money back...

    Good luck Great Britain...

    I know my post sounds very bitter and yes I feel pissed off by this result, since I have the impression the LEAVE voters didn't even understand the consequences they had voted for...

    When these leave voters show their middle finger to me as EU-citizen - I show my middle finger to them!

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  5. They have two years to work out an agreement.

    Well, what two years? Why should be there two more years that UK politicians are sent by the UK government as bureaucrats to Brussels? Especially when these bureaucrats were blamed all the time from a British government that they are not elected....

    Why should be there two more years members of European Parliament from the UK and decide about laws, which won't affect their country anymore...

    The earlier the UK is out the better - and what kind of agreement? The leave supporter spoke about an agreement comparable to Norway or Switzerlamd - are they aware (or did they tell thei voters) that both countries have to pay billions to the EU to take part? And they don't get the money back like Margaret Thatcher...

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  6. ... this is the best transportation map I have found so far, but you can't be sure if this map shows the actual transportation during the Games

    In this thread it was mentioned that there will be a direct BRT line between Jardim Oceanico and the Centro Olympico - this line is not shown on this map...

    Interestingly the "Ramal Deodoro" runs on this map to Campo Grande - at the moment this line runs only to Deodoro - is it possible that this line will be extended during the Olympics?

    Like I have said I would wish for such a map from the official website - one for the day and one for the night...

  7. What me wonders that you can't really find a recent map/site about the transportation during the Olympics on the Rio2016.com website - yes, you can find spectators guide about the venues, where the nearest stations to the venues are mentioned, but you need for your planning how you can get from your accommodation to the BRT-lines, which exist only during the Games. (e.g. this BRT-line which shall run during the Olympics from Jardim Oceanico directly to the Olympic Park or the one which run from "Militar" to "Centro Olympico" ....)

    Furthermore why hasn't been map published about the night transport yet? I came from the point of view, that all BRT lines, metro, super via lines run at least as long as the spectators have to get home from the events...

    GLOBO is doing a good thing, but I think it would be better if the official website is doing something about this too.

  8. Da, Martin! I want to hear your impressions of Rio and especially il Foz du Iguanazu!!

    I am getting more and more excited - I found an accommodation in Ipanema and I want to enjoy Rio de Janeiro as much as I can...

    I haven't been to "huge" waterfalls yet so I am looking forward to Iguaçu very much - it is one of the most thrilling natural places of the world!

    Ouro Preto is a little gem in regard of architecture

  9. I had been in Stockholm for Eurovision and it was a great time again - the shows and the hosts were marvelous!

    I have to admit that I am not really happy about the winning country, since it is very political and it happened during the week that you were verbally attacked when you liked the Russian song more... The people started to argue when you are against Russia's homophobic politics and the Crimeanian occupation you have to vote for Ukraine (like the Ukrainian LGBT laws are much better than in Russia *cough* *cough* *cough*)...

    I neither like the tune nor the voice of Jamala - and I would have preferred a victory by Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Latvia, France or Russia...


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