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  1. PatzcuaroP

     /  14th April 2019

    Why would women vote Republican?

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    • Pink David

       /  14th April 2019

      Just a guess, but perhaps because none of those are in any way Republican positions.

      It’s easier to fight a strawman.

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      • Patzcuaro

         /  14th April 2019

        Any sign of “Trumpman”?

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        • Gezza

           /  14th April 2019

          Was on telly after appearing in Court the other day. Hiding his face in a hoodie. Doesn’t even remember doing all that abuse of Muslims. Very apologetic & embarrassed. Wants to meet with the community & say how sorry he is. Can well imagine he was either off his face on something or has a mental health issue & maybe forgot to take his meds or took a double dose or something.

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  2. Patzcuaro

     /  14th April 2019

    Some insightful thoughts on Brexit involving an Iron Triangle from a project manager. The vertices are Price, Quaity ad Schedule (Time). In any project you can only have two, one has to be sacrificed and he would ask the client at the outset which it would be.

    Here are the options for Brexit

    “Leave the EU now, based on Theresa May’s deal (sacrifice Quality)
    Postpone Brexit to give us more time to prepare (sacrifice Schedule)
    Leave at once with no deal (sacrifice Price)
    Remain in the EU (decide the project is pointless if it doesn’t deliver those impossible promises, and cancel it)
    There’s no avoiding this. The decision about the Iron Triangle will happen, whether you vote on it or not. Either we have another referendum and the public decides, or Parliament makes the decision, and you end up feeling cheated.”

    The problem is that this wasn’t explained to the voters prior to the original referendum.

    https://heterocephalusgabler.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/brexit-cannot-break-the-iron-triangle/

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  14th April 2019

      Price, Quality and Schedule

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  14th April 2019

        Except that very frequently price and time are both sacrificed and quality is not achieved. See also “Nothing new ever works”. If it’s all been done before a project manager may know what he is talking about. In this case he almost certainly doesn’t. The client hasn’t defined the objective fully and the managers can’t agree on the design and half of them don’t want to do it at all. The project manager is irrelevant.

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        • Patzcuaro

           /  14th April 2019

          I think there was a breakdown in, or lack of communication between the client (public) and their agent (parliament) to the extent that client lost control of the project. Also problematic was that there was more than one agent and there were a number of diferent models

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  14th April 2019

            The client was divided and vested interests opposed to the project have exploited that from conception.

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          • Pink David

             /  14th April 2019

            “I think there was a breakdown in, or lack of communication between the client (public) and their agent (parliament) to the extent that client lost control of the project.”

            The goal of the project was to leave the EU, the engagement from the client was very simple and clear.
            There was no constraint on price. There was no constraint on quality. The schedule was clear and fixed.
            The project manager is reporting to the client the project is much harder than expected and all the variables and constraints need to be considered, and it will all take much longer, and cost much more than anticipated.
            The client has delegated all decision making power to a project manager who has powerful intensives to remain in the EU, and was never interested in the goal in the first place.
            Project governance is confused, with many following different agendas, and largely powerless to effect a change in strategy.

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    • Pink David

       /  14th April 2019

      The iron triangle is nonsense, as is his arguments.

      The simple truth is May has no intention of letting the UK leave the EU. He hasn’t even considered that, despite it being blindingly obvious.

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  5. sorethumb

     /  14th April 2019

    https://www.vox.com/2019/4/11/18290677/border-immigration-illegal-asylum-central-america-mexico-trump
    9 questions about the border crisis you were too embarrassed to ask

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