mick

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  • mick replied to the topic Well done Donald! in the forum Banter 1 week, 1 day ago

    You’re still ignoring the 1,700 who have been injured by bullets or shrapnel. There’s more if yo want to count the injuries from tear gas etc.

    Are you suggesting these injuries are OK because we got 53 bad guys?

    And by being a member of any jihadi group, is this sufficient to be killed without trial?

    It sort of plays out of Hamas’ hands to, on…[Read more]

  • mick replied to the topic Well done Donald! in the forum Banter 1 week, 3 days ago

    Israeli policy must change, and then Israel can claim to “want peace”. Until then, it is clear to the world that Israel wants violence.

  • Many people with rose tinted glasses harp back to the Dunkirk Spirit, the Blitz Spirit or we/they were tougher back in the 60’s and 70’s.

    Could the same be said for a similar age group in today’s world, where they’ve grown up under the social media microscope and collective kangaroo courts?

    Are people < 30ish just as resilient or have we created…[Read more]

  • mick replied to the topic How to win at Roulette every time? in the forum Banter 4 months ago

    You can’t create value from nowhere, you can just play with the risk profile.

    The nice thing about casino gambling is it is easy to do the analysis. When businesses are playing what is basically the same system in more complex circumstances such as a company which continually grows by acquisition or a bank operating a continually expanding…[Read more]

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  • mick replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 4 months ago

    I used to get them, they were caused by food triggers. Identifying the triggers and avoiding the foods solved the problem.

  • mick replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 4 months, 1 week ago

    @elly I think the point is that there are greedy people out there, who end up controlling things, socialist, capitailist or communist. And thats what buggers the job up.

  • mick replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 4 months, 1 week ago

    Financial cost is simply a proxy for supply and demand of finite resources (broadly, obviously there are various distortions that come into this) and as population continues to increase and expectations of living standards rise, resources become ‘increasingly finite.’

    On reflection I totally agree, that money is a proxy for something else, one of…[Read more]

  • mick started the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 4 months, 1 week ago

    I suspect at the root of many peoples problem with socialism or communism or leftism is that many remember the 70s and 80s, Red Robo and that stuff, and soviet era skodas and Ladas gave an idea of what that system could do.

    However most western economies are massively in debt, and the one that is not that comes to mind, Norway, has had a windfall…[Read more]

  • The Bexit/Dublin convention is intersting, as currently we send back a few hundred asylum seekers to their ‘first’ country, yet receive only a few dozen the other way round (Italy get a few thousand returned to them but send back only a few hundred). My guess is Brexit may mean an increase in numbers of asylum seekers.