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  • Birthday 03/14/1933

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  1. US elections 2016 - "Go ahead, throw your vote away"

    Taking the Brexit referendum as a potential counter-example, poor urban areas outside London voted Leave, the populist position, while richer rural areas voted Remain, the conservative position.
  2. As the total Islamic terror count in the UK in the last 10 years is, as I recall, 1, whereas the terror count on the US in the same period is, I believe, 89, I call bullshit.
  3. Rugby IV - Striking Hookers Are Back In Fashion

    Interesting, if alarming, article on the trends in modern rugby:
  4. Rugby IV - Striking Hookers Are Back In Fashion

    Disgusting. Ban him forever.
  5. Rugby IV - Striking Hookers Are Back In Fashion

    Because when the forerunner of the Lions started, the whole of Ireland was still part of the UK, plus, later, most Irish rugby players used to be from Northern Ireland, or were Anglo-Irish protestants from the south with no nationalist qualms about playing for a British team.
  6. Rugby IV - Striking Hookers Are Back In Fashion

    The concept in general. It's time has passed. England, despite the last World Cup, have proven that they can regularly defeat the southern hemisphere teams on their own, and I have a feeling Wales and Ireland would do it more often if they didn't have the Lions to fall back on. Lastly, playing for your country should be the pinnacle, not some hybrid team that isn't even British any longer.
  7. Rugby IV - Striking Hookers Are Back In Fashion

    I just hate the Lions.
  8. Football - dawn of optimism

    Unless I am very much mistaken, this is deliciously ironic.
  9. UK Politics: The Overton Defenestration

    What makes you believe that? Previous increases in funding have gone largely to increased wages, which might increase productivity, but not necessarily.
  10. UK Politics: The Overton Defenestration

    Nor do I, really, but healthcare costs are going to keep increasing as a proportion of GDP, and there has to be an appraisal of how that can be managed, and that should be an open debate without all change being disqualified in advance as anathema, because I don't see how it can happen without some reform, or the whole spending increases will be eaten up by increased bureaucracy and pay rises.
  11. UK Politics: The Overton Defenestration

    Not if the costs of providing the service are cut due to increased productivity. Not if it's a regulated market that outlaws doing this. The horror at the very idea of profit based medical care isn't very logical to me for two reasons: 1) because most healthcare in the UK is, and always has been provided on this basis (GPs are private concerns paid to provide services by the NHS). 2. the countries widely regarded as the best universal health care providers, such as Germany, France and Spain, do exactly this I do understand, and share, the concern that some politicians would rather have a US system and/or are more concerned at boosting private providers' profits that caring for the population, but this complete ideological refusal to look at ways of providing a better, more affordable service is strange.
  12. UK Politics: The Overton Defenestration

    Depends who you talk to. All three, probably.
  14. No, she really doesn't. The opinion polls tell us that. I think the more likely explanation is that. Heaven forfend, she is actually a genuine One Nation Tory, who doesn't happen to be a closet bigot, capitalist lackey and hater of poor people. They do actually exist.