Pirates will always have something to morally justify it to their own conscience, there's no point pandering to them.
By that logic, why don't they sell games cheaper in the west to people on lower incomes?
Yeah there are no interesting platformers and sidescrollers like Super Mario 3D World, Shovel Knight, Super Meat Boy, no interesting RPGs like Dark Souls or Skyrim, and if you think there are no innovative gameplay mechanics then you must have stopped playing games years ago. I could name a hundred innovative games released in the last five years alone.
Sick of these old farts 'oh it were better in my day'. Yeah better when you had an Atari with 4000 space games that consisted of pressing a button to shoot a pixel at aliens.
If you have access to the ATM physically, why not just take the cash there and then?
Except the least educated areas all vote Labour.
Why would you be measuring flour by volume anyway? Unless you're an idiot.
If metric is bad for cooking, why do Americans cook less than the rest of the world?
Do you have any proof that you can feel a difference of less than a degree? That would be a fine trick considering the temperature in a room can vary by several degrees in itself.
Even if solar roads did work, they offer no advantages, and many disadvantages, over building normal roads and just putting the solar panels in a field.
In your first two examples, there are significant advantages to rocks and asphalt. There are literally no advantages to solar roadways over other ways of doing it.
Scotland was united with England very much against the wishes of the Scottish people. Scotland is not oppressed, but it's forced to live with policies by a government that it would never vote for. The flavour of Tory politics that rules in the South-East does not jive with Scotland at all.
Except Britain doesn't have freedom or speech or assembly. An independent Scotland could have altered that, but they're stuck with London's Orwellian approach now.
How can the over-65s influence an election in a country where the life expectancy isn't even that high?
In general, the young are more liberal than the old. Scotland in general is a more liberal country than England, which is becoming increasingly conservative as Cameron continues the job started by Thatcher. A lot of younger Scots would like Scotland to be independent so they can model the country of the socialist Scandinavian countries which are more prosperous than Britain.
As it stands, they're wedded to the economic policies of England, specifically the hyper-conservative South-East which dreams of modelling Britain after America, and selects policy mainly for the benefit of London's finance industry, even at the expense of industry in the rest of the country. A shipyard in Scotland might lose all its foreign orders and shut down because of London's politicians fiddling with the currency, or a Glasgow businessman might be unable to find a premises due to high property costs, deliberately inflated to benefit the banks and promote debt-based consumer spending to benefit the retailers.
I don't really know anything about Quebec, but Canada is a federal country, and doesn't have one province with 5/6ths of the population so the same issues don't apply.
A lot of those things are changing as British politicians try to model the country after America.
Healthy growth? Wages plummeting, zero-hours contracts proliferating, real jobs replaced by involuntary 'self employment', debts soaring, bailiffs doing record business, food banks struggling to keep up with demand. If this is healthy growth I'd love to know what you consider unhealthy.
GDP is only of real relevance to economists and politicians. Ireland has a high GDP but its people still have to mass-emigrate because there is no work there.
That isn't really true. You have to pay for xbox live even if you don't use any Microsoft servers. Even if you play on a third-party developer's server, a community server, or play peer-to-peer, you still have to pay Microsoft. It's effectively an Internet tax.