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In case you haven't followed the discussion on this topic on another post here, a British citizen offered this article as worth reading. Its insights are worth a look.
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So what started as a gamble by David Cameron on an outlet for domestic British discontent, to be used as a lever to bargain with Brussels for a few more favors, has metastasized into an astonishing…
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Thanks to +Stan Kain 
 
If you voted for Clinton, well then you voted for this shit. More of the same for the next 4-8 years. I'm just glad that they showed their hand prior to the DNC convention in Philadelphia.
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+Donald Petersen -- if you are, you're the only one.

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Here's an idea ladies...👹
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From chaos emerge new systems of organization and stability. Clearly here "the system" wasn't working for a sufficient number that they were willing to risk chaos in search of something better -- or at least something different. (Eventually, the Devil you don't know become less fearsome than the Devil you do.)

If those who did not want the proposed (and available) solution were truly committed to not having it, the clear option was to propose and implement something better quickly, something more desirable, something that addressed the concerns that fueled the rising discontent.

Hanging onto the status quo was not the answer, but obviously its the only one they came up with. And ... voila! People can only be told to stuff it and get in line for so long. You may not like what happens next.

There are lessons here for the USA (USA!! USA!!), and clear choices that could reduce the likelihood our country, too, will reach such a crisis. The question is -- will those who can, for now, do anything about it? My bets are on: I doubt it.

The voters are waiting, and they are also in a really crappy mood.

(And P.S. -- Hillary, stealing THIS election, too ... is not an answer. For one thing, you don't do it very well. To the DNC -- There are other reasons, other options. Figure 'em out. Faster.)
A decisive vote to leave the E.U. reveals rage against the elites. An era of extreme volatility has dawned.
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Since the June 6 California primary, the historic upheaval that coalesced around Bernie Sanders’ campaign has continued to defy the demands of the political establishment, but has also increasingly…
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There's just no escaping it right now -- this global story in the news. This issue is SO complex ... at least to me. And since I'm not an economist ... or much a follower of British politics, etc., I'm still working on a perspective and opinion on it myself.

For now I have to go with what "feels" right in the different analyses. In that, this one kind of says it for me. But I am still on the fence and reading a lot of perspectives so I can decide which way to go -- and what it all means.

What's published in this stream so far is a sampling of what I've found, to help you see perspectives and decide ... in case you're mystified by it all and wondering what it all means, too. (You know what they say about opinions ... and this morning every asshole seems to have one. <smile>)
The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presum…
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+John Munro -- <3

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Last one. (I think.) Now I'll try to move on to another topic.
The referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union exposed sharp generational divisions.
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I used to laugh at pro-union ideologues. Then I realized where the real threat was.
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New age writer, astrologer, reclusive mountain mystic, general drudge (aka owner and content provider) at the Enchanted Spirit websites
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    Psychology, English, 1964 - 1966
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    Psychology, English, 1966 - 1967
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    Psychology, English, 1967 - 1969
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