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Posted in: New Zealand to make banks report climate impact See in context

So agricultural emissions account for around half of its greenhouse gases, but no mention of how this is going to be reduced.. so just report but do nothing.

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Posted in: Putin orders most Russians to stay off work for a week as virus deaths rise See in context

Looks like Europe is going thru another wave, hopefully this is the last...

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Posted in: U.S. firm sees 'exciting' moment as space tourism booms See in context

How does one reconcile concern for carbon footprints with a totally unnecessary trip to space? The working people need to ride bicycles and put on sweaters in chilly homes, but the billionaires can have space holidays?

That logic was not very different when air travel started...hopefully in a decade or two space travel would be available to the masses.

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Posted in: New Zealand dispenses record number of jabs at 'Vaxathon' See in context

Good. Hopefully travel will resume shortly.

Unfortunately, it does not work that way..when they start opening up.. both the infections and deaths (among comorbidity, unvaxxed folks) will go up.. just like what is happening in Singapore right now... and once this passes, only than will they transition from pandemic to endemic..

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Posted in: Australian state of NSW to end quarantine for vaccinated int'l travelers See in context

Just a few new Corona cases appear, everything will be shut down again and your vaccation is ruined..

That will only happen if there is a new variant and surge in cases, as of now pandemic seems to be on it's way out, countries with the most restrictions will be though the last to open up..

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Posted in: Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms See in context

That raise in debt limit is just to pay the interest on the bonds..the US needs to stop selling its debt to foreign nations..and to achieve that will mean massive cut in over-spending..and nobody wants to touch that subject.

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Posted in: U.S. Congress averts default with stop-gap debt limit hike See in context

The United States spends more money than it collects through taxation so it borrows money via the issuing of government bonds, seen as among the world's most reliable investments.

Well China is the top buyer of these bonds, In other words China offers loans to the US so that the US can buy goods produced by China..this is reason why China is able to flex its muscle globally.

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Posted in: Australia wants Facebook held liable for anonymous defamatory comments See in context

Do we motor along or do we do what Singapore has just done and go back into reasonably serious restrictions.

Well Singapore has actually eased the restrictions..that's the reason for the major surge in virus cases..but this will come down and than its back to normal.. this is what needs to happen n countries with strict lock downs.

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Posted in: Australia wants Facebook held liable for anonymous defamatory comments See in context

The lockdowns were overwhelmingly supported by the people of Australia. Are you saying that the government should apologize to the right-wingers of the world for not prioritizing those right-wingers wishes over the wishes of the overwhelming majority of Australians..

It's mostly the liberal crowd which are opposing the lock downs.. right-wingers are a relative minority.. but only the right-wingers are reported by the left aligned media..that's the subtle subterfuge.

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Posted in: As COVID summer surge in U.S. wanes, more mandates in the works See in context

Tell the entire story, not just this sniper that helps you.

That is the entire fact not some story... the projection there is now up-to 10000 cases a day, that in a more than 80% fully vaccinated population..

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Posted in: As COVID summer surge in U.S. wanes, more mandates in the works See in context

By not getting vaccinated, you're putting yourself and others at risk. Get vaccinated.

And how are you putting "others" at risk, fully vaccinated spread the virus just like non vaccinated.. just look at Singapore.. more than 80% adult population is fully vaccinated..but the virus is high's in infections are reported daily.

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Posted in: Outage highlights how vital Facebook has become worldwide See in context

Social media sites should never be the primary tools for your business, these are mostly advertisement mediums and should be leveraged as such.. and facebook is definitely not some vital utility, looks like the author spends most of the time on social media.. but never understanding there real purpose.

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Posted in: Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state See in context

Government censorship of big media? That’s bad.

Censorship by big media is unfortunate, but let the market handle it instead of asking for governmental interference.

Government/Legal censorship needs to be w/o that there will be no government, the market cannot handle that, as the big media controls the market.

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Posted in: Ex-Facebook employee bringing sharp criticisms to Congress See in context

She said in the interview that Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and incitement to violence after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump last year..

Now that's the narrative, no mention of the months of rioting,violence,looting, dozens of deaths, all supported, encouraged and in-part financed by these left aligned tech firms, that civic integrity union where Ms Haugen had been working never flagged or blocked any of this content, and off-course, once the election was won for Biden, there was no need of this civic integrity union and was dissolved..there use-fullness was as such over, and than Ms Haugen woke up as to what happened and is now lashing out.

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Posted in: A decade after Jobs' death, has Apple traded magic for profit? See in context

Someone needs to step up and make a quality product..

Now that's the faithfulls this financially-focused company successfully targets..packaging is the quality and that's what is marketed to the faithfulls.

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Posted in: A decade after Jobs' death, has Apple traded magic for profit? See in context

They became a financially-focused company very effective at milking its faithful users..

That's Apple in a nutshell..the faithfuls wiil buy anything at any price with the Apple logo.

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Posted in: New Zealand drops 'COVID zero' goal after Delta outbreak See in context

But now that Delta has changed the situation, at least PM Ardern has the flexibility to change her mind and her tactics

Nope..only changed after realizing that the lock-down approach would last for ever..better approach is to allow the virus to spread in a vaccinated population.. just like Singapore.. she just copied that approach.. nothing original in her COVID handling approach so far.

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Posted in: New Zealand drops 'COVID zero' goal after Delta outbreak See in context

Conservatives es should accept science before putting words in liberals’ mouths

Well, majority of the anti vax are the liberals..

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Posted in: New Zealand drops 'COVID zero' goal after Delta outbreak See in context

So the earlier strategy of lock it down and stamp it out is now not viable, how predictable, the COVID zero approach was never going to work, looks like she is moving towards the Singapore model..

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court's immense power may pose a danger to its legitimacy See in context

The author very conveniently forgets to mention that the Supreme Court judges are appointed for life, i.e. they never retire..this is what needs to change, they should have fixed terms..also one needs to ask why they are appointed for life..what's the very legacy reasoning behind that decision.

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Posted in: Living with COVID; Singapore strategy raises concerns, hope See in context

unfortunately no amount of pandering to the antivax will convince them otherwise,

no matter how much scientific evidence is available. recalcitrant pride trumps science everytime

Well Singapore is different.. the population there has been conditioned over decades, they will do whatever the government subtly or directly instructs them to do.. as such there will be no criticism or even critique of any government policy/decision.. and therefore there is no antivax concept in that country.

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Posted in: Living with COVID; Singapore strategy raises concerns, hope See in context

With about 82% of the population over age 12 fully vaccinated, hospitals have not become overwhelmed, with 98% of new cases either asymptomatic or with mild symptoms.

But behind the headline figures, there is evidence the plan is working, with its focus more on the severity of infections and hospitalizations than the number of daily cases

Since only those with severe symptoms are admitted and rest are forced to recover at home, due to no capacity in hospitals, how is this plan working. Since the plan is to allow the virus to spread in the vaccinated population..the facilities for the mild infections should have been these are the ones spreading the virus.. given the population, the virus has spread widely.. the current government predictions are it will go up-to at-least around 5000 a day new cases, let's hope this is the last wave and no new variant emerges..

After one of the most successful vaccination roll-outs in the world

Around 15-20% of in the age group are not yet not fully vaccinated, given the population these age-groups should have been fully vaccinated, this looks more like a PR article..and in this they are top of the game.

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Posted in: After knife attack, New Zealand criminalizes terror plotting See in context

The Far Left has no need to any lonher do such things since they now control all the major institutions in Western countries.

So since they are in power they will not do such things, but if out of power they will do such things.. now that is such obtuse thinking..

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Posted in: Japan to lift state of emergency nationwide See in context

Thank ghosh! I hope there is no 6th wave from November.

The US is going thru another wave, Singapore is going thru the second wave, as of now wide spread infections in the community.. let's hope these are the last waves.. and there is no such wave in the Winters..If that happens than these waves hopefully will be thing of the past...

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Posted in: 'The Big Delete:' Inside Facebook's crackdown in Germany See in context

Now apply it to the anti-vax

Majority of the anti-vax are on the left..

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Posted in: China's Xi warns of 'grim' situation with Taiwan See in context

So why was China so aggressive with Hong Kong during the Trump administration?

Well Hong Kong is Chinese territory, and Biden admin is considered weak globally, and as such most countries are reasserting their position with the US..

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Posted in: Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city's main square See in context

The Saudis have money, the taliban don’t, that’s the only difference between the two!!!

Well the Saudis under MBS are on a path to moderate Islam.. as such there is no comparison..

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Posted in: Panasonic to cut over 1,000 domestic jobs in planned structural reform See in context

In other news, panasonic to layoff 700 workers in Singapore, oh yes.. consolidate to low cost countries.

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Posted in: Biden hosts Indo-Pacific leaders as China concerns grow See in context

The Indian government also has concerns about the influence it believes Pakistan's intelligence service exerted in how factions of the Taliban divvied up government offices in Kabul.

Classic AP styled narrative.. does not even mention the name of the Pakistan's intelligence service, does not mention that Taliban was all created by the Pakistani army/ISI and is all but managed by them.. the ISI chief himself was supervising the operation against NRF.

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