m Quec.lim's republished posts.http://quec.li/~m /A tragic splithttp://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21701265-how-minimise-damage-britains-senseless-self-inflicted-blow-tragic-split?fsrc=rss%7Cleahttp://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21701265-how-minimise-damage-britains-senseless-self-inflicted-blow-tragic-splitFri, 24 Jun 2016 01:07:00 -0400<p><div> <img src="http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full-width/images/2016/06/articles/main/20160625_ldd300.jpg" alt="" title="" width="595" height="335" /> </div></p> <p>HOW quickly the unthinkable became the irreversible. A year ago few people imagined that the legions of Britons who love to whinge about the European Union?silly regulations, bloated budgets and pompous bureaucrats?would actually vote to leave the club of countries that buy nearly half of Britain?s exports. Yet, by the early hours of June 24th,&nbsp;it was clear that voters had ignored the warnings of economists, allies and their own government and, after more than four decades in the EU, were about to <a href="http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21701264-britain-has-voted-leave-eu-what-follows-will-be-new-prime-minister-volatile-financial">step boldly into the unknown</a>.</p> <p>The tumbling of the pound to 30-year lows offered a taste of what is to come. As confidence plunges, Britain may well dip into recession. A permanently less vibrant economy means fewer jobs, lower tax receipts and, eventually, extra austerity. The result will also shake a fragile world economy. Scots, most of whom voted to Remain, may now be keener to break free of the United Kingdom, as they nearly did in 2014. Across the Channel, Eurosceptics such as the French National...</p>http://quec.li/EntryComments?feed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.economist.com%2Ffeeds%2Fprint-sections%2F69%2Fleaders.xml&entry=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.economist.com%2Fnews%2Fleaders%2F21701265-how-minimise-damage-britains-senseless-self-inflicted-blow-tragic-splitIt?s A Sad Day For Luminous-Landscapehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/luminous-landscape-whatsnew/~3/-bZn8VxeyQo/https://luminous-landscape.com/?p=203900Thu, 19 May 2016 12:33:00 -0400http://quec.li/EntryComments?feed=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds2.feedburner.com%2Fluminous-landscape-whatsnew&entry=https%3A%2F%2Fluminous-landscape.com%2F%3Fp%3D203900Black Holehttp://xkcd.com/1680/http://xkcd.com/1680/Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400<img src="http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/black_hole.png" title="It also brings all the boys, and everything else, to the yard." alt="It also brings all the boys, and everything else, to the yard." />http://quec.li/EntryComments?feed=http%3A%2F%2Fxkcd.com%2Frss.xml&entry=http%3A%2F%2Fxkcd.com%2F1680%2F