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  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    So, if it seems unreasonable or unpractical to you to ban politicians from having other incomes, what about curbing their total income? In Germany, recipients of unemployment benefits are allowed to work a little bit 'on the side', so to...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    International law and tax regs generally don’t allow consumers to directly pay into a US account from overseas. What do you mean by that? I just checked. I can pay money into any US account I want (a) by...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Re: Marshall Plan for Germany / for rural US Ahem… German here reminding you all of a critical bit that you have glossed over or seem to have forgotten: There never was a Marshall Plan for 'Germany'. It was for...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    @ EC and paws: Thanks for the info!...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Re: poppies As a German I'm not very familiar with that tradition, other than seeing British people wearing them around armistice day on TV. So excuse me for asking: do the proceeds from selling them go to a specific charity...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    No, it's exactly as I wrote. Oh, or are you talking about the US without clearly mentioning it? You know, this is a UK-blog, run by a guy who lives in Scotland. Therefore, by default every comment that doesn't specifically...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    rant about incandescent light bulbs What are you talking about? Incandescent light bulbs are banned since September 1st, 2012, that's a little over ten years now. Practically all light bulbs in existence are 'compact fluorescent lamps', which already are...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Re: Elon Musk and his "free speech" policy on twitter I'm not a twitter user and never have been, but I'm wondering how accounts that regularly criticise Elon Musk will fare under the new leadership. Wouldn't that be a simple...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    I don't know of ANY TRUE political prisoners in the U.S. In every case I'm aware of the so called "political prisoner" was incarcerated for some crime he/she was convicted of. I believe that is true for basically every...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Has there ever been an actual communist government in Europe? That depends not only on your definition of "communist", but also on what you think qualifies for "government". For an appropriately loose definition I could give you the Paris...
  • Commented on Upcoming blog outage
    Whereas if it is something that kills randomly across all age groups, the society will not be nearly as resilient. Not only because larger number of productive adults will be dead, but also because productive adults still alive will...
  • Commented on I can't even
    I'm one of those guys who does run the tank all the way down before filling it. That's what I'm doing as well. The Jeep has an 18.5 (U.S.) gallon tank and I average around 17.9 gallons when I...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Grandpa's youngest brother Barnett Stross, aged 7 at the time, went on to become a cabinet minister under Harold Wilson. By sheer coincidence I just yesterday visited an exhibit about the massacre of Lidice and was wondering whether there...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    I notice that while you here engage in a lot of speculation about the NordStream "explosion(s)" and who is responsible for them, the reputable German news media are only talking about "leaks" (whose causes have yet to be determined). Also,...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    …that of Hugo Ganz' in Der Untergang Bruno Ganz, if you don't mind the correction....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Now I'm thinking what we could do by mixing up the clauses in these items, e.g.: 1) The Necroqueen has a new album out. 2) Robbie Williams will be releasing a mini budget, denoted by them (and only them) flying...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Doesn't Chuckles own most of Cornwall so presumably has a bunch of his too? No, he recently moved on to owning much of Lancaster. The new owner of Cornwall is Billy....
  • Commented on London Bridge
    Re: "short, brutish, and painful" or "nasty, brutish, and short" life before the advent of industrial civilization and how much better off we are now Sorry for being late to the topic. I think in all the comments about it...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    I have no doubt that he was a disgrace, but weren't (and aren't!) there a lot much Wickeder Witches than him in the GOP?...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    You've forgotten one little detail (which Musk also never mentions): the glorious Las Vegas Mini Loop has to a first approximation about 1% of the carrying capacity of High Speed Rail. So in order to not compare apples with oranges...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    I certainly don't want to deny the existence of fundamentalist Christians (and even their prevalence in the US, if not in numbers then certainly in terms of public profile and influence) or belittle your negative experiences with them. I just...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    YEC is a thing in the Christian communities of South America and Africa. And those are non trivial numbers of people. That is unfortunately true insofar as Christian communities on other continents have been created by USian Christian fringe...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Im pretty sure there are Islamic Koranic Literalism. According to Islamic tradition the Qur'an is (literally) the Word of God. It was dictated to Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. So the Qur'an is indeed a Holy Scripture and Muhammad...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    What do you do in the face of infinity, when claiming it all is not an option? Refuse to deal and claim the universe is less than 10,000 years old? Once upon a time I thought this was a...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    About the James Webb telescope (and its costs): I watched the White House Grand Opening and have since looked at a few more pictures, of which I have saved the Stephan's Quintett as a desktop background. I find it awesome...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    There's a long history of terrorists national liberation movement leaders becoming heads of state or prime ministers: to name but three, consider Robert Mugabe, Menachem Begin, and Nelson Mandela. Please also add George Washington and Fidel Castro to the...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    Supreme executive authority derives from a mandate from the people! I am sure The People's Mandate (AKA Fabian Everyman, AKA The Black Pharaoh AKA The New Management) would agree completely. :-)...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    Hi Charlie, a small correction to your original post: Thursday marks the 69th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and so forth. While she ascended to the throne after her father's death on February...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    Re Uvalde police and their behaviour: I think you're all not cynical enough. I'd posit that the Uvalde police were doing their job, or to be more precise: they had no job to do in this situation, and therefore they...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    I still prefer an income tax to a wealth tax that wouldn't affect the super rich, because technically they don't own their assets, and control can't be taxed. But they do have income, even if it's not monetary. So I'd...
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