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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #25
However, there is a systems conference somewhere in France in the spring. But I don't speak french.
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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #26
You don't speak English either, but here we are.

Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #27
Good point.
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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #28
I wouldn't worry too much Testy.  The Guardia Civil are as fascist as they always have been and would only kick you in the ghoulies if they really had a (i.e. no) reason.  Just like before.

Just don't show up in a Barcelona FC jersey or a Catalonia flag.  Otherwise it's quite safe and the people are very friendly.

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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #29
Just want to share with you all that amidst my dad's rant, which I triggered by asking him about this, he said, "Where do they think Barca is going to play if they gain independence? They'll have to join the French league or something" like it was some important issue, and I don't think I could've rolled my eyes harder.

I still can't believe the fucking PM said this was handled with serenity. Right wing garbage everywhere.

Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #30
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As Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy spoke to the nation on Sunday night, Catalans could be forgiven for thinking he lived in a different world, let alone a potentially different country. "We have been an example for the world," said the Spanish premier.
What sort of example is up for debate.

"They are mad, just crazy," 21-year-old Meritxell Ros told us. She was showing us the welts and bruises on her father's back after an encounter with Spanish riot police on the outskirts of Barcelona. National police had arrived in force at the polling station to try and wrest the ballot papers and boxes from local organisers.
In a demonstration of people power, hundreds braved a hail of rubber bullets, batons and riot shields to force a retreat by the police. It was an unforgettable sight on a day full of unexpected violence.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41463475

Crazy video at that link.

Eta:
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Far from being concerned about heavy-handedness, Ms González argued that the Spanish government had done too little to prevent the defiance on the part of Catalonia's leaders. "This is no time for half measures. We should bring all the powers over health, education and other services back to Madrid and leave Catalonia without a penny. They'd soon come to heel."
Hmm. Where have I heard that line before?
  • Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 04:08:04 PM by Testy Calibrate
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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #31
Southern Italy is still quite nice.
Hot as fuck tho

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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #32
However, there is a systems conference somewhere in France in the spring. But I don't speak french.
C'est dommage

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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #33
Southern Italy is still quite nice.
Hot as fuck tho

also full of the greasiest of italians

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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #34
Thought elf lived in Detroit tho?

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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #36
The part of my Italian family that we like is from the north.  :stuckup:

Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #37
I was talking about Ty :ohmy:

Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #38
Northern Italy has the northern league though. 

Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #39
yeah there's a lot of La Liga in my partner's region particularly because Veneto is full of trashy people too.

Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #40
Northern Italy has a similar "we should have independence from the greasy poor southerners, and all the refugee trash" thing going on too.

Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #41
That's most of it, yeah.

Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #42


It's like the trucker thing in DC, only competent.

Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #43
Northern Italy has a similar "we should have independence from the greasy poor southerners, and all the refugee trash" thing going on too.
Sounds like the US frankly.
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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #46
Welp.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/europe/catalonia-general-strike-protests-barcelona/index.html

Civil war seems more likely than not, I think.

That would get Spain suspended from the EU. They can afford that less than they can afford losing Catalunya.

Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #47
WWIII is going to be a great time.

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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #48
I'm glad I'm out of drafting age.

Good luck guys!

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Re: Catalonian Independence
Reply #49
Welp.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/europe/catalonia-general-strike-protests-barcelona/index.html

Civil war seems more likely than not, I think.

That would get Spain suspended from the EU. They can afford that less than they can afford losing Catalunya.

And they can block Catalonia from joining the EU.