• Countries like N Korea, Russia, Saudi, are not likely to want our commercial political system. But maybe?

    maybe they could be persuaded to bring in some democracy and freedoms with a system of gradual change, generous retirements and guarantees. What if they were persuaded to assemble some particularly clued-up and intelligent minds to come up with a system that brings slow but solid change in the right direction about?
    maybe they could be persuaded to bring in some democracy and freedoms with a system of gradual change, generous retirements and guarantees. What if they were persuaded to assemble some particularly clued-up and intelligent minds to come up with a system that brings slow but solid change in the right direction about?
    5 answers · Government · 10 months ago
  • Ein Kampf der Bundeslaender in Sport - wie würdet ihr das strukturieren, um es so gut wie möglich zu machen?.?

    ähnlich zu den üblichen Länderduells z.B. Frankreich gegen Spanien - aber hier geht es um eine mögliche Zukunkt, in der Rheinland Pfalz gegen Hessen und Berlin gegen Schleswig-Holstein unter den möglichen Spielen gelten. In welchem Sport würde so etwas besonder gut zu sehen sein? und wie würdet ihr es strukturieren?
    ähnlich zu den üblichen Länderduells z.B. Frankreich gegen Spanien - aber hier geht es um eine mögliche Zukunkt, in der Rheinland Pfalz gegen Hessen und Berlin gegen Schleswig-Holstein unter den möglichen Spielen gelten. In welchem Sport würde so etwas besonder gut zu sehen sein? und wie würdet ihr es strukturieren?
    1 answer · Unterricht · 6 years ago
  • Bring on the Battle of the English Local Authorities - how would you structure this?

    This link shows that there are 90 local authority areas that make up England in 2013 : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_counties_by_population Now imagine maybe having the top 24 by population competing in a great tournament or short league (and the rest competing in a second trophy contest). Each team is to have a maximum of one... show more
    This link shows that there are 90 local authority areas that make up England in 2013 : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Eng... Now imagine maybe having the top 24 by population competing in a great tournament or short league (and the rest competing in a second trophy contest). Each team is to have a maximum of one player who is not born in the area he is representing and this player is not allowed to score goals for it. The above is written with football in mind, but cricket, rugby u & l, snooker, darts, athletics and other sports might also have such a battle of English local areas. How would you like to see this competition structured to make it as good as it can be?
    1 answer · Media & Journalism · 6 years ago
  • If UEFA is to have 2 big clubs cups, then why not have different countries in each?

    The point of this is to make it so that teams from all countries have something they could win, rather than having the Europa Cup as a 2nd chance competition for knocked out teams from the top leagues. In year 1, year 6 and year 11 the top 4 countries for clubs football each send 8 teams to play in the Champions League, while the top 1-3 teams... show more
    The point of this is to make it so that teams from all countries have something they could win, rather than having the Europa Cup as a 2nd chance competition for knocked out teams from the top leagues. In year 1, year 6 and year 11 the top 4 countries for clubs football each send 8 teams to play in the Champions League, while the top 1-3 teams from all other countries play in the Europa Cup. In yr1 Eng, Spa, Ger, and Ita play in the CL; all others in the EC. Then in yr2 & yr7 the top 6 countries play in the CL (= the 4 + country of origin of EC winner + overall most successful other country in the EC that yr) and all others in the EC. In yr3 & 8, teams from the top 8 leagues play in CL; all others in EC. in yr4 & 9, top 10 leagues play in CL in yr 5 & 10, top 12 leagues play in CL
    3 answers · UEFA Champions League · 6 years ago
  • In which major pro sports would you like to see the top stars do battle in US state versus state of origin bat?

    We are talking NY versus Florida; Pennsylvania vs Illinois, etc matches / games involving top NFL & MLB stars all representing the state they came from as a child
    We are talking NY versus Florida; Pennsylvania vs Illinois, etc matches / games involving top NFL & MLB stars all representing the state they came from as a child
    2 answers · Other - Sports · 6 years ago
  • Likely outcome in this teams snooker idea?

    Every third shot each relay battles between these teams: Team China: Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo, Xiao Guodong Team East Anglia: Shaun Murphy, Allister Carter & Stuart Bingham Team East Midlands: Mark Selby, Tom Ford, Michael Holt or Ben Woollaston Team Glasgow: Stephen Maguire, Greme Dott, Jamie Burnett Team Irish Alliance: Mark Allen, Ken... show more
    Every third shot each relay battles between these teams: Team China: Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo, Xiao Guodong Team East Anglia: Shaun Murphy, Allister Carter & Stuart Bingham Team East Midlands: Mark Selby, Tom Ford, Michael Holt or Ben Woollaston Team Glasgow: Stephen Maguire, Greme Dott, Jamie Burnett Team Irish Alliance: Mark Allen, Ken Doherty, Fergal O’Brien Team London: Steve Davis, Martin Gould, Peter Ebdon Team North West: Andrew Higginson, Ricky Walden, IanMcCulloch Team South Downs: Mark Davis, Barry Hawkins, Jimmy Robertson Team Wales: Mark Williams, Matthew Stevens, Ryan Day or Jamie Jones Team West Country: Judd Trump, Stephen Lee, Robert Milkins Team West Midlands: Ronnie O’Sullivan, Jamie Cope, Dominic Dale Team West Scottish Alliance: John Higgins, Marcus Campbell, Alan McManus Also: would a home and away teams league work for such big region teams? Or should it be done as a one-off teams competition only?
    1 answer · Snooker & Pool · 6 years ago
  • Best tournament format for this teams snooker idea?

    Every third shot each relay teams matches involving these and other teams: Team China: Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo, Xiao Guodong Team East Anglia: Shaun Murphy, Allister Carter & Stuart Bingham Team East Midlands: Mark Selby, Tom Ford, Michael Holt or Ben Woollaston Team Glasgow: Stephen Maguire, Greme Dott, Jamie Burnett Team Irish Alliance: Mark... show more
    Every third shot each relay teams matches involving these and other teams: Team China: Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo, Xiao Guodong Team East Anglia: Shaun Murphy, Allister Carter & Stuart Bingham Team East Midlands: Mark Selby, Tom Ford, Michael Holt or Ben Woollaston Team Glasgow: Stephen Maguire, Greme Dott, Jamie Burnett Team Irish Alliance: Mark Allen, Ken Doherty, Fergal O’Brien Team London: Steve Davis, Martin Gould, Peter Ebdon Team North West: Andrew Higginson, Ricky Walden, IanMcCulloch Team South Downs: Mark Davis, Barry Hawkins, Jimmy Robertson Team Wales: Mark Williams, Matthew Stevens, Ryan Day or Jamie Jones Team West Country: Judd Trump, Stephen Lee, Robert Milkins Team West Midlands: Ronnie O’Sullivan, Jamie Cope, Dominic Dale Team West Scottish Alliance: John Higgins, Marcus Campbell, Alan McManus What is the best tournament format for this teams snooker idea? Something specially designed maybe?
    1 answer · Snooker & Pool · 6 years ago
  • When a country like China, NKorea, Cuba, SaudiA, Libya, Syria, or Myanmar finally goes democratic...?

    Is it best to let the current regime party compete as one of the options on the ballot, even though there is the danger that it might win in all provinces, it might determine the ballot-entry rules and the funding system in such a way that none of the others ever stand a chance, ever, or do you SPLIT the dominant party up first? If splitting... show more
    Is it best to let the current regime party compete as one of the options on the ballot, even though there is the danger that it might win in all provinces, it might determine the ballot-entry rules and the funding system in such a way that none of the others ever stand a chance, ever, or do you SPLIT the dominant party up first? If splitting it up is your preferred way, please specify which method of splitting it you would think would be best for the country concerned in the long run in terms of building a good democracy? Thanks
    3 answers · Elections · 8 years ago
  • If a country has no history of democracy and all their neighbours have failed when they tried, why not...?

    You know, Iraq, Libya, Saudi, Syria, and Afghanistan. Never have they had a democracy before. And yet it would be such a wonderful thing if they could get a really good one going. By a really good one, I don't mean one where there's only ever one party in government, controlling everything, and where the others never stand a chance. So... show more
    You know, Iraq, Libya, Saudi, Syria, and Afghanistan. Never have they had a democracy before. And yet it would be such a wonderful thing if they could get a really good one going. By a really good one, I don't mean one where there's only ever one party in government, controlling everything, and where the others never stand a chance. So what if they got things started with a new party composed wholly of people who won their place in this party in an open to all lottery? The aim is to ensure that no one party gets too much power early on and stops acting in the interests of the country. So when expanding the list of parties ahead of elections, a 2nd party, which checks what the public wants and goes with the outcomes of these surveys on every issue, might win a lot of votes, right? And then maybe a 3rd party could be based on a committee composed of whichever people turned out to be the most intelligent and have relevant knowledge in tests, and a 4th could be based on open to all popularity tournaments where one in five always ends up advancing to the next round ...other options could be based on a lottery of all companies, a gathering of all religions, of all trade unions, etc. Rather than let one party bankrolled by the rich create a system where all other parties are crippled by the system, let's develop some ideas on how to ensure this never happens, and why not consider a system where the voter's options are based on the above specially set up parties? And why not let all voters enter their own ideas into a big referendum-ish tournament of what the new constitution should contain, and what the new voting system and the allocation of powers should be? It's more democratic than the way all current constitutions of the world came into being, isn't it?
    4 answers · Government · 8 years ago
  • What is the Libyan rebels' stance electoral systems, on alcohol and on swimsuits/bikinis?

    Do we know what sort of changes they would bring about if they won?
    Do we know what sort of changes they would bring about if they won?
    4 answers · Current Events · 8 years ago
  • Im demokatischen Idealfall fuer Libyen, Aegypten und Tunesien?

    Waere es vielleicht am besten, wenn die Regierung die Macht ganz ans Volk abgibt (Lotterie fuers Parlament als Garantie dass das Volk representiert wird)? Es koennte dann weiter gehen, und diese jedes Jahr neu durch Lotterie formierte Partei ins Konkurrenz gegen weitere Volksparteien (gegen eine durch Versammlungstourniere formierte Partei und... show more
    Waere es vielleicht am besten, wenn die Regierung die Macht ganz ans Volk abgibt (Lotterie fuers Parlament als Garantie dass das Volk representiert wird)? Es koennte dann weiter gehen, und diese jedes Jahr neu durch Lotterie formierte Partei ins Konkurrenz gegen weitere Volksparteien (gegen eine durch Versammlungstourniere formierte Partei und eine durch Intelligenztests formierte Partei) bringen ... dann duerfen alle neue Parteien hinzukommen und die alte Regierungspartei koennete entweder durch Themen Umfragen oder durch Altersschnitt 40+ / U40 in zwei gespalten werden Die gleichen Ideen koenneten auch in anderen Laendern gut wirken ... Was denkt Ihr davon? Wie wuerdet ihr eine gute Demokratie in Afrika & W Asien erschaffen?
    6 answers · Sonstiges - Politik · 8 years ago
  • Was ist wahrscheinlicher, geschieht in den nächsten 10 Jahren, eine Art UNO2 oder eine EU2 entsteht?

    Welches dieser 2 ist wahrscheinlicher, welche ist besser für die Menschheit? EU2: Länder wollen nicht mehr zum Integrieren gezwungen werden und im Laufe der Zeit immer ähnlicher und machtloser werden. Statt dessen, bilden einige (im Anfang vielleicht 4, später werden es mehr als 20, plus eines Tages kommen vielleicht weitere 100 aus allen anderen... show more
    Welches dieser 2 ist wahrscheinlicher, welche ist besser für die Menschheit? EU2: Länder wollen nicht mehr zum Integrieren gezwungen werden und im Laufe der Zeit immer ähnlicher und machtloser werden. Statt dessen, bilden einige (im Anfang vielleicht 4, später werden es mehr als 20, plus eines Tages kommen vielleicht weitere 100 aus allen anderen Kontinenten dazu und aus Osteuropa) eine EU2, in der es nichts zwingendes gibt, nur eine Liste/Menü von Initiativen. Jedes Land darf so oft wie es will Teil einer dieser Initiativen werden oder auch aufhören, in bestimmten Initiativen mitzumachen, wenn sie nicht mehr wollen. Also eine EU ohne Integrationskern (den wird es weiterhin in einer EU1 geben, und nur wenige Länder werden so viel Souveränität aufgeben wollen, wie es diese verlangen wird). UNO2: So dass kein Land mehr immun von/vor den internationalen Gesetzen ist und vor globaler Gerechtigkeit und Moralen, bilden die 200 Nationen und Insel-Territorien der Welt eine neue UNO (ohne US Chn Fr GB & Rus), in welcher keine Veto Macht existiert. Nur die US Chn Fr GB & Rus bleiben nach einer Weile (5-6 Jahren) noch im UNO1 übrig. Eines Tages treten auch sie aus internem Druck/Moralen der UNO2 bei. Jetzt darf kein Land in der Welt mehr egoistisch Kriege führen und die UNO2 verhindert aktiv alles Böse.
    2 answers · Internationale Organisationen · 8 years ago
  • Would you like there to be a US Games?

    Similar to the Olympic-, Pan-American-, Asian-, Commonwealth and Goodwill Games, but with US states teams only (not limiled to amateurs only or by age or anything + each athlete may represent only either the state he/she has lived the last 5+ years in OR the state they spent most of their childhood in). State teams compete for prize money, medals, a... show more
    Similar to the Olympic-, Pan-American-, Asian-, Commonwealth and Goodwill Games, but with US states teams only (not limiled to amateurs only or by age or anything + each athlete may represent only either the state he/she has lived the last 5+ years in OR the state they spent most of their childhood in). State teams compete for prize money, medals, a place in the top 10, etc. Main sports are to be Baseball, American Football, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Track&Field (short and long Relays & Overall Points System), Lacrosse, Basketball, Tennis, Golf, and maybe ten pin bowling or rodeo. In which sports would one state easily win overall ? Would this problem be solved by splitting California into 3 teams: LA county; Southern 9 (other) counties; and the rest of the state. Names to be 'LA', 'S9' and 'Bays & Valleys'.
    2 answers · Other - Sports · 8 years ago
  • US police forces are state or county?

    When a police person is recruited and trained in the US, is it the state, town, or county that hires and trains them? Are there state, town, or county budgets? Are there state, town, or county police chiefs at the top, giving the orders on how to go about catching crooks on the day. Do the crime investigation units handle state, town, or county-wide... show more
    When a police person is recruited and trained in the US, is it the state, town, or county that hires and trains them? Are there state, town, or county budgets? Are there state, town, or county police chiefs at the top, giving the orders on how to go about catching crooks on the day. Do the crime investigation units handle state, town, or county-wide caseloads? Does this depend on the type of crime being investigated or the type of court the case is heading to? Same question if you live in any other country (regional or national)
    3 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 8 years ago
  • Best and worst cruise ships in the Caribbean?

    What did you like most and what least in terms of the on-board entertainment; dining; excursions (both price and quality); distance from docking sites to the best of the action/bars/sightseeing on the islands, and noises that the ship makes? Please answer with naming the ship and company.
    What did you like most and what least in terms of the on-board entertainment; dining; excursions (both price and quality); distance from docking sites to the best of the action/bars/sightseeing on the islands, and noises that the ship makes? Please answer with naming the ship and company.
    2 answers · Cruise Travel · 8 years ago
  • Lessons and feedback from all-inclusive resorts and cruises?

    with a particular interest in the resorts or ships where alcoholic drinks were included with your booking ... Or if you have not been one one of those, please answer with the ones you have been in mind. What did you encounter that was not as you had expected it to be? Were the drinks cold, tasty, easy to get and served in a glass made of... show more
    with a particular interest in the resorts or ships where alcoholic drinks were included with your booking ... Or if you have not been one one of those, please answer with the ones you have been in mind. What did you encounter that was not as you had expected it to be? Were the drinks cold, tasty, easy to get and served in a glass made of glass rather than a plastic cup? Was it hard to sleep (in terms of noise and bedding)? Did you get bored? Was it dirty? Were you able to go for nice walks of the vicinity? Were there excursion possibilities? Please include in your answer which airport or island you flew to, thanks.
    6 answers · Cruise Travel · 8 years ago
  • In the US Education System...?

    Are all the curriculums that teachers teach from (junior, middle and high school) set at a state level? Or are there maybe 2 or 3 different US-wide curricula that schools choose between? If so, do they mix and match? Or is it left entirely up to the teachers, what topics they wish to cover and what exercises to do in learning about them? If you... show more
    Are all the curriculums that teachers teach from (junior, middle and high school) set at a state level? Or are there maybe 2 or 3 different US-wide curricula that schools choose between? If so, do they mix and match? Or is it left entirely up to the teachers, what topics they wish to cover and what exercises to do in learning about them? If you live in a different country, other than the US, please tell me the answers to these questions with relation to your own country
    2 answers · Teaching · 8 years ago
  • Please tell us about your country's health system?

    I live in the EU/UK where every person has tax-funded free comprehensive health insurance from birth to death, rich, poor or middle. In most of the EU, we do not get charged when we go to see a doctor or when, heaven forbid, we have to use a hospital. The only charges are when we get medicines in the pharmacy, and even then the fee is a flat rate... show more
    I live in the EU/UK where every person has tax-funded free comprehensive health insurance from birth to death, rich, poor or middle. In most of the EU, we do not get charged when we go to see a doctor or when, heaven forbid, we have to use a hospital. The only charges are when we get medicines in the pharmacy, and even then the fee is a flat rate which means around 80% of their cost is again subsidised by the tax-funded state. Please tell me about the system in your country. I am particularly interested in the systems in Asia and the Americas. When you purchase health insurance, do you have a choice between different levels of coverage? And if so, what sort of illnesses, situations or diseases might not be covered by all the health plans on offer?
    3 answers · Government · 8 years ago
  • Was geschieht in den nächsten 10 Jahren, ist wahrscheinlicher, eine Art UNO2 oder eine EU2 entsteht?

    UNO2: So dass kein Land mehr immun von/vor den internationalen Gesetzen ist und vor globaler Gerechtigkeit und Moralen, bilden die 200 Nationen und Insel-Territorien der Welt eine neue UNO (ohne US Chn Fr GB & Rus), in welcher keine Veto Macht existiert. Nur die US Chn Fr GB & Rus bleiben nach einer Weile (5-6 Jahren) noch im UNO1 übrig. Eines Tages... show more
    UNO2: So dass kein Land mehr immun von/vor den internationalen Gesetzen ist und vor globaler Gerechtigkeit und Moralen, bilden die 200 Nationen und Insel-Territorien der Welt eine neue UNO (ohne US Chn Fr GB & Rus), in welcher keine Veto Macht existiert. Nur die US Chn Fr GB & Rus bleiben nach einer Weile (5-6 Jahren) noch im UNO1 übrig. Eines Tages treten auch sie aus internem Druck/Moralen der UNO2 bei. Jetzt darf kein Land in der Welt mehr egoistisch Kriege führen und die UNO2 verihintert aktiv alles Böse. EU2: Länder wollen nicht mehr zum Integrieren gezwungen werden und im Laufe der Zeit immer ähnlicher und machtloser werden. Statt dessen, bilden einige (im Anfang vielleicht 4, später werden es mehr als 20, plus weitere 100 aus anderen Kontinenten und aus Osteuropa) eine EU2, in der es nichts zwingendes gibt, nur eine Liste/Menü von Initiativen. Jedes Land darf so oft wie es will Teil einer dieser Initiativen werden oder auch aufhören, in bestimmten Initiativen mitzumachen, wenn sie nicht mehr wollen. Also eine EU ohne Integrationskern (den wird es weiterhin in einer EU1 geben, und nur wenige Länder werden so viel Souveränität aufgeben wollen, wie es diese verlangen wird). Welches dieser 2 ist wahrscheinlicher, welche ist besser für die Menschen?
    5 answers · Internationale Organisationen · 9 years ago
  • Which is most likely to happen in the next 5 years, that a 2nd UN or a 2nd EU is formed?

    UN2: So that no country is immune from UN-related international law, it might happen that the biggest 100 countries apart from US Chn Fr UK & Rus form a 2nd UN in which no country is able to veto things & hence matters of injustice can be better addressed. EU2: Countries become tired of being coerced into a general system of rules telling them what... show more
    UN2: So that no country is immune from UN-related international law, it might happen that the biggest 100 countries apart from US Chn Fr UK & Rus form a 2nd UN in which no country is able to veto things & hence matters of injustice can be better addressed. EU2: Countries become tired of being coerced into a general system of rules telling them what they must do & what they can't do, and so some of the countries form a breakaway EU2, in which there is only a menu of initiatives, and each country simply opts in to and out of any initiatve it likes / doesn't at the time & it can change/opt back in/out whenever it wants to. This EU2 might grow to have 40, 70, maybe all the countries of the world in it, whereas the current EU is reserved for only those who want to go forward and form a kind of superstate together. Which of these 2 is more likely to happen? & which would you give more support to?
    2 answers · International Organisations · 9 years ago