Every now and then, various people seem to take the idea of a tunnel between the Isle of Man and Great Britain seriously. The idea makes no sense, it’s completely nonsensical, and it will never happen. This is why. The “Possible” Routes Point of Ayre to Whithorn (~30km) This route makes no sense because there is such a small population in South Western Scotland, and … Continue reading A tunnel from the Isle of Man to Britain makes no sense
Five great Oktoberfest-themed playlists on Spotify.Continue reading “Oktoberfest Music Playlists”
In the normal, fair and well-functioning parts of our society, costs are borne by the people who benefit. In unusual, unfair and badly-functioning parts of our society, benefits accrue to select system-abusers, while the costs are borne by others.
Price controls are a bad idea for many reasons, but most importantly, they’re a bad idea for two key reasons in particular: they are morally unfair and they reduce supply.
Since it’s the fashionable thing this time of year, here are some personal predictions for the online real money gambling world. Some of these are not particularly constrained to 2018, but reflect a broader, long term, view. Keep in mind that I’m just some random schmuck on the internet, and these are my personal views which are worth what you’re paying for them. Since I’m … Continue reading Online Gambling Predictions for the Year Ahead (and beyond)
A man accused of manslaughter in Florida, Paul Senat, has finished in 70th place in the 2017 WSOP Main Event, cashing for $101,444. Senat, who has pled not guilty to manslaughter charges, is accused of firing a semi-automatic rifle through the wall of Sugar Daddy’s Adult Cabaret in Palm Beach, Florida, on 21 April. The victim, Darryl Rudolph, is the father of promising young NFL … Continue reading Man Accused of Manslaughter Cashes in World Series of Poker
While I participated in a recent conversation about Australia Day on a local radio station in the British Isles, a listener asked a common but offensive question: “Is Australia Day a celebration of the genocide of Australian Aboriginals?” The question is pretty terrible on two levels: firstly, it reveals an ignorance of what Australia Day celebrates literally, and secondly, it reveals an offensiveness of what … Continue reading Australia Day is a Day to be Proud: in Australia and these Isles
Technically, I didn’t “just turn” German. Theoretically, under German law, I was German from the time I was born, by virtue of being born to a parent who was German. When I picked up the certificate earlier this week, I was simply obtaining the paperwork which is somewhat analogous to getting a birth certificate. The citizenship certificate, like a birth certificate, merely documents what already … Continue reading On Turning German
Before (and immediately after) the Brexit referendum, a number of “experts” made various predictions: On 21 January 2016, Adam Posen, a former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee warned, “A “no” vote in the European Union referendum runs a serious risk of pushing Britain back into recession.” On 27 April 2016, the OECD said, “From the moment of a Brexit vote until … Continue reading Predictions of Brexit Doom