Recent content by x42bn6

  1. GD or H2H Results for Tiebreaker in a League?

    A club should be ranked higher in a league if and only if they have performed better than the other over the course of the entire season. To me, that is basically goal difference, not head-to-head. Goal difference also makes for a more-exciting league. If Real Madrid lead Barcelona on...
  2. Brexited | the worst threads live the longest

    It doesn't have to be the budget. Pensions, for example, were agreed years ago and pensions are naturally forward-looking. Ah, now you're into geopolitics... True, the EU loses out from hard Brexit, but the proportional impact is significantly less, because the EU is so much larger. As an...
  3. Trump Presidency - Cartoons

    https://www.reddit.com/r/DonaldandHobbes/
  4. Non-Tory voters, what would it take for you to vote Tory?

    If I live in: Islington North as a wasted, protest vote A Conservative-UKIP marginal as a lesser-evil vote That said, I'll be voting Labour come June, because my MP has a slim majority over the last Conservative candidate, our political views aren't overly-far apart (I'm closer to the Lib...
  5. Uefa president hints at luxury tax and transfer changes to rein in rich clubs

    Tax squad sizes. Say you get 35 over-18 players "tax-free" (roughly corresponding to, say, 23 first-teamers, a partial reserves squad and a handful of loanees), but anything above that amount requires a monthly "tax" to be paid. Clubs that loan excessive numbers of players are effectively...
  6. Education reform: Government to unveil new technical qualification in bid to ease UK skills shortage

    Did you even read the link? Coverage became more widely-available, which meant that people started spending more on healthcare, because it suddenly became an option. Not the same as the latest iPhone - you can always use the older version. The reforms under FDR and continued under his...
  7. Education reform: Government to unveil new technical qualification in bid to ease UK skills shortage

    Doing a bit of digging, I found this (page 8): https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/Downloads/HistoricalNHEPaper.pdf It basically looks like healthcare costs grew rapidly... Because people actually starting using...
  8. Education reform: Government to unveil new technical qualification in bid to ease UK skills shortage

    @notcool - Show me a person who says their success is down to their hard work and their hard work only and I'll show you a liar. We are not an individualist species, but a communal one. Let's say I run a successful restaurant. There is a very good chance I worked hard for this business to...
  9. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain completes his transfer to Liverpool

    He barely completes 90 minutes for Arsenal, and I wouldn't be surprised if that's one of his key annoyances. In that sense I cannot see him consistently playing here and he will know that. He wants to be a first-teamer rather than "first substitute".
  10. The Trump Presidency

    The administration (maybe not Trump himself) knows... They are trying to split the EU up. Speaking to Germany directly won't help, but how about Greece? Hungary?
  11. How have your political views changed/evolved over time?

    Socially, I've always leaned Left, although in some cases I've tiptoed Right slightly over time. For example, I don't welcome open borders because society has proved that nobody is capable of changing their beliefs to create the "best of both worlds" combined culture that liberalism is supposed...
  12. NHS faces biggest financial crisis 'in a generation'

    I'd argue that pretty much all Western nations have a healthcare issue. The UK is facing a £30b deficit on the NHS by 2020/21. France's is struggling.. We all know the US is shafted. In fact, healthcare spending across the OECD has lagged economic growth. Personally, I have no problems...
  13. NHS faces biggest financial crisis 'in a generation'

    I'm not sure this graph shows what you want to show. This is total health expenditure per capita so if the UK is in a good position by being "above average" in terms of funding, the US must be the best in the world at healthcare. The US is "first" but is terrible. Switzerland is second but is...
  14. Who will finally defeat Zidane's Real Madrid?

    Eibar (89' Bebé)
  15. Premier League holiday fixtures (Mon 26 Dec - Wed 4 Jan)

    Can't really complain when you look at Sunderland's... Sunderland's lineup in general: :houllier: