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Posted in: Virus pushes iconic American department stores to the brink See in context

Burke said "We don't need as many stores". Maybe all the employees that will lose their jobs have a different opinion.

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Posted in: Abe to consider starting academic year in September See in context

@John B: it's a mess everywhere, it's not a matter of "early" or "after". Online teaching is really stressfull if it is supposed to be for TONS of kids. It's not so easy to replace ordinary classes with online teaching in public schools of any kind. Teachers are going crazy. It's not like private lessons or college lessons.

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Posted in: Abe to consider starting academic year in September See in context

Oh, by "to stamp" I meant "to print", sorry.

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Posted in: Abe to consider starting academic year in September See in context

@John B: I hadn't seen your post yet! Same complaints here in Italy! Teachers are actually overworking because of online teaching, and also the parents are stressed as hell for the reasons that I said.

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Posted in: Abe to consider starting academic year in September See in context

@John: do you think everyone is actually happy with online lessons? Actually, no. I doubt many Italian teachers are happy right now. And most of parents of small children aren't happy at all. They are forced to waste their time to download homeworks, stamp and scann stuff, after hours spent online already for their own teleworking.

They are basically online their whole day. This is a digital slavery.

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Posted in: Abe to consider starting academic year in September See in context

@kohakuebisu: please, don't say things like "thanks to coronavirus". The life of many people has been ruined. Not every job can be made by "teleworking". Small businesses are dying everywhere, while huge companies like Amazon are becoming always richer. Don't say things like "thanks to coronavirus".

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Posted in: Abe to consider starting academic year in September See in context

@i@n: you are right, there aren't such Countries. This is an endless thing. They continue to tell us that this virus is basically forever, it doesn't work as a seasonal flu, we must get used to social distance, etc.

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Posted in: Abe to consider starting academic year in September See in context

@thelessdeceived: what you wrote is what is happening exactly also in Europe. The pattern is the same everywhere. Especially about the killing of small businesses. I thought it was only in my Country that this is happening, but I noticed that the small businesses are hurt hugely everywhere.

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Posted in: In cash-loving Japan, banks still busy despite coronavirus See in context

I wonder...why everything must go digital today. It's not always convenient. It's not always better. It's not always progress. Seriously, stop.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who will pay for delay See in context

Sorry, but after this, any Country that accepts to host the Olympic must be crazy.

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Posted in: S Korea's new coronavirus cases fall to single digits for first time in two months See in context

I mean good luck ...I think I am a bit tired.

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Posted in: S Korea's new coronavirus cases fall to single digits for first time in two months See in context

Honestly, it's not Iike I need any confirmation anyway. I have still a brain.

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Posted in: Virus 'tracing' by smartphone: a key to reopening society? See in context

@theFu: many people think that only Russia and China can violate human rights. If the West and pro-west Countries use the same systems, they think it's impossible any kind of violation can happen.

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Posted in: Virus 'tracing' by smartphone: a key to reopening society? See in context

Sadly, there's no way we can avoid those contact tracing apps. Mainstream media are pushing the idea they are essential for stopping the virus. They speak about how much successful were Countries like South Korea and Taiwan that used them. South Korea just held the elections...look at the photo in this article:

http://english.chosun.com/m/svc/article.html?contid=2020041601474

How can you call THAT social distance? But apparently they can do everything they want, thanks to the contact tracing system...

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Posted in: Apple, Google to harness phones for virus infection tracking See in context

http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200411000043

Is this also the next step in the West? The use of electronic wristbands, linked to the phones apps? And how is "not replying to phone calls" a violation of quarantine rules? What if that person was simply in the toilet? I don't get it.

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Posted in: Can a dictatorship better serve the public than a democracy in a pandemic? See in context

@Concerned citizen: finally someone who shares my fears.

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Posted in: Can a dictatorship better serve the public than a democracy in a pandemic? See in context

@Toshihiro: it's exactly what is happening, and they praised South Korea (that is already authoritarian enough) because saying "China" is scarier. They already told us our lives will be very different from what used to be. We must forget who we were, because that kind of life won't come back anymore.

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Posted in: Can a dictatorship better serve the public than a democracy in a pandemic? See in context

Exactly how Bertie Wooster said, there's not a true democracy worldwide. In the so called Western democracies, people had more freedoms and civic rights for sure. But these Western Democracies understood that if they want to compete with China, they must become like China. We are already seeing the transformation.

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Posted in: Apple, Google to harness phones for virus infection tracking See in context

Welcome in 1984...oops, 2020.

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Posted in: Apple, Google to harness phones for virus infection tracking See in context

And some people aren't able to see the obvious yet.

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Posted in: Apple, Google to harness phones for virus infection tracking See in context

This is complete CRAP.

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Posted in: Helicopters, fines in Australia's Easter travel crackdown against coronavirus See in context

...good luck everyone.

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Posted in: Helicopters, fines in Australia's Easter travel crackdown against coronavirus See in context

Plus, you can't deny this is like an authoritarian State works. Is for public safety? Sure. This doesn't change these are authoritarian systems, if you like or not this word.

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Posted in: Helicopters, fines in Australia's Easter travel crackdown against coronavirus See in context

@Tamarama: I wish Australia all the best. I didn't say it's wrong to limit people movements, but I fear how the world will look after this emergency for many reasons. I am not able to grasp the full picture yet. We'll see.

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Posted in: Helicopters, fines in Australia's Easter travel crackdown against coronavirus See in context

Indeed the vast majority of people everywhere are following the orders of their governments, but despite this I get the feeling the governments always blame the citizens if the things are not going well and they continue to implement always new systems of surveillance, how if that's the only problem in this pandemic.

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Posted in: Helicopters, fines in Australia's Easter travel crackdown against coronavirus See in context

Authoritarian states everywhere.

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Posted in: In Asia, bucking the global lockdown trend See in context

Sorry, this is the full link to the Italian article

https://www.repubblica.it/tecnologia/2020/04/08/news/coronavirus_ecco_come_funzionera_la_app_italiana_per_combattere_la_pandemia-253498265/

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Posted in: In Asia, bucking the global lockdown trend See in context

@Fuzzy: European Countries are working for their own contact tracing apps. I will link this article about France

https://www.google.com/amp/s/techcrunch.com/2020/04/08/france-is-officially-working-on-stop-covid-contact-tracing-app/amp/

How you can see, European governments know how difficult is to make European people accept this kind of stuff, because we aren't Koreans or Singaporeans.

This article (it's in Italian, sorry) explains how the Italian tracing contact system will be different from the Korean one, so we can relax ourselves:

coronavirus_ecco_come_funzionera_la_app_italiana_per_combattere_la_pandemia-253498265/

Let's see what will happen. My point is that it's useless to compare South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore with Western democracies. It's not like European Countries don't have the technology to do what those East Asian Countries did. The main problem here is ethical, and it's about how the citizens feel about their personal rights and freedoms.

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Posted in: In Asia, bucking the global lockdown trend See in context

@Fuzzy: no, you didn't read it, since they clearly spoke about contact tracing, made mainly by what you are calling tracking.

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Posted in: Taiwan demands apology from WHO chief over virus 'slander' See in context

I understand you are all defending Taiwan because it is against China bla bla bla but I am speaking about another thing...People can't be objective at all apparently. I wonder why in Taiwan the situation is so drastically different from what is happening in Western Europe, and no, it's obvious they aren't doing any social distance, despite what most of news tell us.

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