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  1. Slick Mongoose

    UK Politics - From Russia with Love

    It's astonished me how quickly the left has embraced the mantra of economic growth above all. I'm sure that used to be a right wing thing. Is it just to try to win the immigration argument? Infinite population growth will simply lead to worse standards of living in the long run, as the planet is finite in extent. Humanity (and the planet) will be much better off if we accept the short term pain of an aging population, and allow numbers to stabilise.
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    The Realm of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb

    I don't think Rain Wilds are a chore at all, but the first two are a little slower than usual for Hobb. It's obvious from the structure that it started as a 1-book concept.
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    Rugby IV - Striking Hookers Are Back In Fashion

    Google "Bristol Bears" and you get a city centre gay bar. I dunno if anyone at the club tried it before the rebranding was decided upon, I'm guessing not. And as for our naval traditions, I don't think "Bristol Slavetraders" would go down too well. For Bath I prefer "Mats" or "Sponges"
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    Rugby IV - Striking Hookers Are Back In Fashion

    There's a rule that Bristol fans are not allowed to be happy for more than about 5 minutes. https://www.bristolrugby.co.uk/news/club-to-enter-exciting-new-era-as-bristol-bears/ Too late to be an April fools joke.
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    Rugby IV - Striking Hookers Are Back In Fashion

    I hope they don't ditch relegation, it would be the end of the Championship. I like the Championship and there are a lot of good teams there. Edit: Maybe ditch the Anglo-Welsh cup and move to a 14-team Premiership, keeping relegation? Edt2: The day they ring fence is the day I stop renewing my season ticket, regardless of which side of the guillotine we end up on.
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    Rugby IV - Striking Hookers Are Back In Fashion

    We're back! Again.
  7. In theory, if the drug's useful, it'll be profitable, because the NHS will pay for it. Although there have been a few newspaper campaigns (via drug company PR) for drugs of questionable value to be available on the NHS, which is a bit of a problem, but not a huge one. The reason for the companies to be private will be efficiency. While i'm a bit of a lefty and against privatisation of essential needs in general, companies making drugs as cheaply as possible is the entire point, and there is plenty of reason to believe that drug companies with a profit motive are less likely to become bloated and inefficient.
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    UK Politics: The Beast From The East

    So what's New York doing right?
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    UK Politics: The Beast From The East

    At least we're number one at something - London's murder rate has overtaken New York's. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/london-murder-rate-overtakes-new-york-for-first-time-ever-after-spate-of-fatal-stabbings-and-a3803566.html
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    Chess - the world in black and white

    Nothing against Karjakin, but I really hope it's not him again.
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    U.S. Politics: The Ideas of Mueller

    Gave them just long enough to hide everything before issuing the warrant.
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    U.S. Politics: The Ideas of Mueller

    His Russian handler will tell him off.
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    U.S. Politics: The Ideas of Mueller

    I don't get why someone who spent the first year of his term pointing at how great the stock market was doing would tank it by starting a trade war. It was pretty much the only thing that was going well for him. Maybe he shorted the market first?
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    China's Social Credit System

    They watched Black Mirror and thought "Hey, that's a great idea!"
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    UK Politics: The Beast From The East

    That's no way to talk about our next Prime Minister.
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