UK may vote to leave the European Union

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  1. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I don't specifcally recall farting in France. However, I spent the night in Dunkirk two nights ago, and it was 96 degrees and humid. There was no AC in the hotel or anywhere else, and the place reeked of seawater. If I did fart, it wouldn't have added much to the misery.
     
  2. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Showers had cold water? In Spain, the water often came from mountains and was very cold despite the hot weather in August. I took a lot of cold showers.
     
  3. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    They had cold water, but that doesn't suffice.
     
  4. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Lack of air conditioning is uncivilized. I don't care where you are except for maybe the poles.
     
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  5. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Everybody in the US says that, but you have to keep in mind a few things. First, electricity in Europe is expensive, and in some countries like Germany, it costs a fortune - about triple what it costs in Texas. So running something like central AC would incur a massive expense that most families simply couldn't afford.

    Second, though we get heat surges that are pretty uncomfortable at times, they don't last long. It'll be 95 degrees for a few days, and then it'll be 75 or below for the next several weeks. For example, where I am in the UK, it was 96 the day we arrived. Today, the high is 75, and we don't expect to go above that for the rest of the year.

    Third, the window for obnoxious heat is much narrower. In Texas, not having AC would be horrific almost everyday from mid-April until mid-October. Here, there's a chance for a heat surge (meaning a few days in which you wish you had AC) from about the last week of June until mid-August.

    Fourth, even on heat surge days, it's not bad all day. When you wake up in the morning, it'll be in the 50s. That means you have several hours when the windows can be opened letting cool air into the house.

    Finally, the newer houses are built to stay comfortable without AC. Walls and windows are very thick, so cool air that you let in in the morning doesn't easily get out. Furthermore, the windows have rolladens, so you can block out sunlight. Trust me. It makes an enormous difference. In our old house on the first floor, it could be 95 outside and 72 inside. Much better than a €1,000 electric bill.
     
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  6. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    I will look up rolladens.
     
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  7. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    So we're taking Deez, Jr. to lunch at McDonald's. (Yes, it sucks, but he has earned this with this move.) I skipped the "food" and just got a drink, and it reminded me of how much more righteous I am than you all. Can you see why?

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  8. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Were YOU righteous or was MickeyDs?
    Did you have a choice and asked for the paper straw?
    That would have been righteous.
     
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  9. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    To be fair, I didn't have a choice. However, I did photograph it and virtue signal.
     
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  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    This was supposed to be a demonstration this weekend in Berlin for freedom and liberty, and against corona-related tyranny. They say over a million were expected drawing from all of Europe.

    They shut it down

    Govt in panic mode

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  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  12. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 500+ Posts

    The dad is a dumbass. Daughter on your shoulders, jaw jacking a cop. What a coward. The future of that little girl doesn't look bright
     
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  13. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    So in UK bathrooms, they sell Tic-tacs with their rubbers in the men's rooms.

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  14. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Funny and yet considerate. Wonder if that was a woman's idea?
     
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  15. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 250+ Posts

    Its the simple things that I miss about the UK
     
  16. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Yep. Tic-tacs, rubbers, ales, and big boobs.
     
  17. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 250+ Posts

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