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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Zou, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    So why were they not updated?
  2. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Since many of those who work in towns and cities commute from some distance away, these people don't have a say in the how these places are 'managed, whilst the same people are having a say in the area they live, yet don't spend the majority of their time there, which could well lead to 'then & us' type conflicts?
  3. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Well so long as Trump is assassinated in a limited and very specific way, that's now OK, apparently. :)
  4. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    I will cast the first stone :mad: lol
  5. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    Or if the reports of the assassination are fake news.
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  6. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

    Not only Trump but the majority of American politicians pay little or no taxes.
    If you are wealthy there are ways of getting around taxes in the US and Canada.
    These were set up over the years by wealthy politicians for them selves and wealthy friends.
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  7. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Think they learned that from the UK.

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  8. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    We used to have rotten Rotten Boroughs, so do American's have rotten States ?
  9. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

    Rotten States?
  10. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    50, give or take.
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  11. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    A rotten or pocket borough, also known as a nomination borough or proprietorial borough, was a parliamentary borough or constituency in England, Great Britain, or the United Kingdom before the Reform Act 1832, which had a very small electorate and could be used by a patron to gain unrepresentative influence within the unreformed House of Commons. The same terms were used for similar boroughs represented in the 18th-century Parliament of Ireland.
  12. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Mark is perfectly correct in the historical and serious sense.
    A modern usage is by the satirical magazine 'Private Eye' . PE has a Rotten Boroughs column in which naughty Borough and County Councillors are given their comeuppance. Financial and sexual shenanigans by councillors of all political persuasions get a public airing. :)
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  13. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    As long as it's legal and consensual, what business is someone's "sexual shenanigans" to anyone but the individuals involved?
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  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I suppose it feeds into the credibility of a person. I've always assumed that if politicians were more open about what they were doing with who, they'd get more votes, or at least lose fewer when the truth emerges...
  15. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Sex and relationships fluster politicians as much as being asked to spell in public or recount the seven times table.
  16. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Causes mispeaks
  17. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Well there's an eyebrow or two to be raised when those involved in such shenanigans get awarded public contracts or are given jobs on quangos...
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  18. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Being as this thread refers to an American's affairs, surely we should recognise that Taxes is in the South between Louisiana and New Mexico
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  19. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    If that was the case, surely they'd be bigger?

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  20. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Given the choice I’d take Alaska’s level of income tax and Oregon’s sales tax.

    Look them up if you want to know why.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2020

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