Well, it's very cheering to see how warmly Wilf has been welcomed aboard. As Horacewimp says, he's a Christmas Cactus and jolly proud of it. My Mum was over today and thinks he definitely is the original and best, so the odds are down to about 97% I'd say.
There'll be no living with him now. When he has his Christmas flowers it'll be all plant food and tinsel or else tantrums and tremblings. You've made a new monster!
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Hello forummates, on this occasion I wanted to share with you some great news about the political situation in my country. I used to think Argentina was doomed for eternity, but now it appears that there is hope that things will change and get better.
Last 12 years we've been governed by the Kirchners, probably the worst government in our history. It was the worst kind of 3rd world country dictatorship, authoritarian, kleptomaniac and mafioso, legitimated by people voting them (a Chavez-like government). The economy has been squashed and individual freedoms limited to ridiculous points. It looked like the Kirchners would never leave power, but on Sunday Mr. Mauricio Macri (an engineer who used to be president of Boca Juniors) beat them on a ballotage. Real numbers are around 65% to 35% for Macri, but they made fraud to a point where the announced percentages were 51% for Macri and 48% for their candidate. They didn't dare to change the result of the election though, so for the next 4 years Mr. Macri will be president of Argentina.
What does that mean? Well, probably that Argentina could become a way more logical and secure country. And, above all, more free. Macri has governed the City of Buenos Aires and he has done a good job IMO, even with the national government against thing, so why couldn't he do the same in the whole country? Among other things, for example, I expect imports will be allowed again so that BSJ can send me whatever she likes to and I receive it at home, without having to travel downtown, wait 4 hours in line, pay a fortune and still be subject to the whims of the customs resentful employees.
So, well, I thought I would never witness something possitive from a political point of view in Argentina, but here I am, telling you these great news.
What Nick meant is that he hopes things will improve the helmet, maybe because the helmet is of bad quality or not hard enough to resist a few knocks. Whose helmet? We don't know, but it's always good improving any helmet.
Seriously, such a big majority of the world is going backwards in so many aspects that you have to value how good this is.
Yeah, BSJ once sent me an ELO pin and I couldn't take it out of customs.
Great, thanks for the articles BSJ! As you can see in the first one you posted, at least Mr. Macri has read Ayn Rand once in his life. I mean, he's not my ideal politician but the Kirchners probably didn't read a book -any book- in their lives, let alone knowing whom Ayn Rand was.
As for Mercury being his idol, I don't recommend you to watch his a capella cover of "We will rock you". It must have had Freddie rolling on his grave.
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