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Murder Night [Jun. 23rd, 2016|08:34 pm]
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My lawns, which had been getting pretty brown, got turned somewhat green again by the recent rain. The less torrid days we've lately enjoyed have probably helped, lowering the rate of evaporation. In the shadiest parts of the yard the soil is still a bit damp, though that surely won't last for long. The upcoming heat wave, which begins Saturday, is bound to parch everything. Today was actually a bit humid, but the air will get a lot drier starting tomorrow. That's apt to hasten the evaporation, too. Watering season is definitely upon us, I fear.

I must fix dinner a bit earlier tonight, as English people will begin murdering one another on television at nine o'clock. This has nothing to do with Brexit, but if the Leavers win, there will be a lot of investors who'll be wanting to actually murder some actual English people tomorrow.

It's unlikely anybody will get murdered here, though. Except on television, and there, the more the merrier.

Ah, such a delightfully cool evening this is becoming.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-06-24 03:52 am (UTC)
Glad you have had some rain! I hope the coming heat doesn't dry out your area dangerously.

As I type, the leavers do seem to be outnumbering the remainers. I bet you're right that there'll be massive anger tomorrow and for quite some time.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2016-06-24 09:30 pm (UTC)
Now they've gone and done it.

And Boris Johnson (the likely next Prime Minister, Voldemort being no longer available) looks way too much like Donald Trump.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-06-24 09:41 pm (UTC)
They really have. So many people quoted in the press today say things like, "I voted in protest, but I didn't think my vote would count!" Billions of pounds sterling down the tubes overnight. It's crazy.

Why don't these men tame their hair? How hard can it be?

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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2016-06-24 11:36 pm (UTC)
I suspect that their hair expresses the state of their minds, and thus, for Boris and Donald and the rest of their species (the Rastyhairians), taming is out of the question. They'd have to go sane to fix it.

I hope Felix Salmon is overreacting, but this extract from his piece on the likely consequences of Brexit is very distressing— especially the last few lines.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-06-24 11:49 pm (UTC)
Fat chance of Donald going sane, that's for sure. :/

That article reflects the sense I've been seeing around. I really do hope Americans wake up before they vote.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2016-06-25 12:13 am (UTC)
Krugman is less pessimistic, expecting the long-run negative effects to fall mainly on England itself.

The sort of consequences England might expect are chillingly described in this essay by Charlie Stross.

Maybe There'll Always Be An England— but it won't necessarily always be a very pleasant place.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-06-25 12:24 am (UTC)
You know, I wish this current administration had given more heed to Krugman, instead of going with the likes of Geithner at first. I hope Mr. K is right.

I'll read those links, thanks. This is fascinating and scary stuff! My older son and his little family are leaving on Tuesday for a month in England. I hope they find their dollars stronger but nothing otherwise too wildly different from normal. Yikes.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2016-06-25 12:50 am (UTC)
Pound will probably fluctuate quite a bit over the next few weeks, with a general downward trend. Today it was at its lowest against the dollar since 1985. A silver lining, I suppose.
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