Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Loch Ness Monster Could Get New Passport

If the Scots vote yes in tomorrow's referendum. The UK would then be smaller than Uruguay if the 78,000-odd square kilometres that the monster calls home become a new country. Which translates into a drop of 11 spots -- to 91 -- in the list of the world's largest countries. Mauritius is at 180.

That's not the only referendum happening though: Catalonians will also decide what they want to do on November 9. But not before Brazilians try to elect a woman -- Marina or Dilma -- to another term as President on October 5th.

We need a referendum here too. About whether we want to give up our excellent system of government and electoral setup for some TINA-infected bean-counting galimatia.


akagugo said...

For those who are not familiar with the Commonwealth, have a look at these maps to get a feeling why they were called an Empire... And why, despite our leaders' obsession with everything French (2e république, septennat, et je ne sais quoi encore qui a magistralement félé en Métropole), we should ensure that we all master English language. Fast.

akagugo said...

It's a no.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Yep. And it's Neves -- instead of Marina -- who will face Dilma in the October 26th runoff.