Where can we hide in the now increasingly likely event of a Trump presidency?
Here's a thing. In the indyref we spent a lot of energy arguing that FPTP produces a 'democratic deficit'; a reason to vote yes. I think its a bit rich after that to start criticising PR at Holyrood.
Who weirds you out more: literalist Bible-thumping bigots, who are ghastly but at least understand the implications of what they believe, or soppy liberal-type Christians who don't actually seem to take what they consider the "Word of God" seriously?
The 'hope over fear' campaigning for Indie Ref 1 by definition, was about a positive campaign which arguably restrict half of your options. We lost. Next time as well as the positive messaging, should we be emphasising the many negative aspects of the UK historically, post referendum and future?
The European Union: Remain or Leave?
I'm an SNP member and am going to give my first vote to the party, if I give my 2nd vote to them it'll be wasted. Would it be worth giving either RISE or the Greens my list vote?
Why don't the English get that their fave song "Jerusalem" is about how their nice country was ruined by capitalist greed?
What will the UK government do if Holyrood blocks the fiscal framework?
Have you ever beaten the Dark Aeons in Final Fantasy X without Yojimbo and his Zanmato attack?
Would you agree there is some irony that Songs of Praise followed EK v Celtic when all the 'best fans in the world' could do was boo their team off after a win?
I was a Sega fan back in the day, my Megadrive, was my all time fav console. I even had a Saturn! I always fancied a Dreamcast but never managed to get one... Do you think it's worth getting one nowadays? I'm especially tempted given announcement of Shenmue 3 - I'd love to play the first two on DC.
Have you played Space Giraffe, if so what level are you stuck on? I mean that game is impossible and all the people who have got the long march achievement must have cheated, no?
Why do you keep calling the list vote as subsidiary to the constituency vote? Surely the list vote is MORE fair and important as it is PR and doesn't have tactical voting so is a more genuine show of support than FPTP? I don't like Labour but they deserve PR seats just as much as the SNP did in 1999
Where there's an issue with the list vote is when it's used for the wholesale election of MSPs who've been expressly and personally rejected by the electorate in constituency votes. When someone's come 4th in a constituency election and gets forced on voters anyway, I think it's unarguable that that person has a question mark over the legitimacy of their mandate.
It's almost like the Lords - members who can be put into power despite the electorate going "No, we absolutely do not want this specific person making our laws". I get why parties want it as a backup, but I'm not sure that's a good enough reason to override the expressed wishes of the voters.
Maybe there should be a limit on the number of rejected constituency candidates a party can have elected on the list in each region - if you put four candidates up for constituencies and they all lose and they're all also on the list, only the first (say) two get list seats, then you have to go down to the next person on the party list who DIDN'T stand for a constituency.
Are you a pacifist? If not, under what circumstances would you ever support military force?
Is feeling depression and anxiety, at the same time, an oxymoron? I struggle to better express my emotions in any other way but I don't want to appear foolish if I speak to my GP.
Which powers do you think should be devolved to Holyrood as a priority?
I think devolution has just about reached its practical limits, which is why the Scotland Bill proposals are so feeble. They're the result of a UK government scrabbling around to find any remaining scraps it's willing to hand over that won't have any real effect on anything.
Is it wrong to be irked when you see journalists (masters of the English language, one would have thought) fail to capitalise their own names on Twitter? If they can't be bothered to do that, should one place any faith in their accuracy generally?
Are Labour politicians really as stupid as they appear at face-value, or are they happy to appear so to those paying attention as long as they managed to con everyone else into believing their lies? Or is it a mix of the two?
Ever get any misty-eyed nostalgia about the 90s? I do (for the good stuff), and I was barely alive then.
But then the 80s were pretty ace too, first for the golden era of arcades and then coming of age and going to uni and forming a band and being young during the Madchester period and being an Aberdeen fan when Ferguson was manager and whatnot.
Basically I feel very lucky to have been born when I was. Musically I was just old enough to catch punk and have some slight inkling of how significant it was, then stuff like Adam And The Ants and Frankie Goes To Hollywood, then the heyday of indie guitar pop, then "baggy" and so on.
With tech I was there at the birth of videogames, and I remember the days before there was an internet or mobile phones so I still marvel at having the world's knowledge in my pocket. With sport I saw Aberdeen in their pomp, and Scotland when they qualified for tournaments. And all the way through I got to meet fantastic people and call them friends.
Even now, as my physical form disintegrates, amazing stuff is happening - I never dreamed we'd see an independence referendum, and it was an incredible time to be alive. I still think I'll live to see us win one. But music seems dull and sport is mainly depressing, so I do sometimes allow myself a fond reminisce about older days. But it's never any particular time over others.