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newjez last won the day on April 26

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  1. You seem to have an issue with debt, and it is something you should deal with. There's no problem with debt as long as it is used to invest wisely. Debt is a great facilitator for growth. Without debt we would be much poorer. You should start studying economics to work out how the world you live in works. You are limiting yourself by not doing so.
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    The "New Normal"

    Do you think they should delay brexit? Doesn't look like they will get an agreement, and a hard brexit will compound the recession. Obviously that will cause more domestic abuse and suicides, austerity will cause more cancer deaths. Seems like a good idea to me.
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    The "New Normal"

    The magic of Photoshop. Is that his tinder photo?
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    The "New Normal"

    Many of the elderly of our world suffered through many years of war and extreme hardship for us to have the wealth and freedom that we cherish so much. They devoted their lives for us and many sacrificed their lives for us. I really don't think it's too much for us to restrict some of that hard won freedom and give back a little bit of that wealth in order to protect those people. We're not talking total lockdown for the next two years. But we are talking about periodic lockdown, and reduced production due to greater safety needs. I really don't think it's a big ask.
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    The "New Normal"

    Even if you get a vaccine, if you vaccinate a million Americans a day, it will take a year to vaccinate the USA.
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    The "New Normal"

  7. It's almost like the deaths from domestic abuse and mental illness caused by the Brexit recession don't matter?
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Ten years of Tory improvement? How's that working out for you?
  9. I do find it interesting that when asked about the recession caused by brexit, that's ok, because we'll take a hit and bounce back stronger. But when asked about the recession caused by cv19, then that is a very different matter. I'm not sure why.
  10. We've always got wine from outside the EU. A lot of it from Australia, Chile, South Africa.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Bit of a worry. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/apr/28/australian-doctors-on-alert-after-kawasaki-heart-disease-toxic-s-in-children-linked-to-covid-19
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    Kim Jong Un

    I imagine that information is very valuable. If someone is consolidating their power and Kim is still alive, that would be a dangerous thing. But if you had knowledge of his death, then you could prepare with abandon. I suspect we will find out in a week or two. Hopefully the new leader will take over quickly. A power struggle now, with the world dealing with cv19 would not be desirable.
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    Kim Jong Un

    I don't think happiness and money are necessarily related. Are happiness and freedom related? Does that mean that everyone's pet dog is unhappy? Equality is a great facilitator of happiness. People are pretty equal in North Korea. But I don't think I would choose to live there. If I had to live in a communist regime, I'd probably pick Cuba.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    You don't need to destroy something to improve it. But it does help to understand it. The problems arise when those making the changes don't trust those who understand. Often this is warranted. Everyone has an agenda, and people protect their own. I've worked for a lot of large companies, and I wouldn't describe any of them as efficient. I've seen situations where companies have paid people to do nothing. I had a job with Norwich union where I was employed for three months but there was no job to do. Breaking the NHS down into smaller sized easily managed privatised chunks may seem appealing. But the reality won't be any different. Smaller chunks don't help, as you can no longer manage as a whole. It's very similar to the federal state argument they are having in the USA with their approach to CV19. The states are more efficient, and they are more relevant as they know what they want. But the fed has the organisation and the buying power. Despite its efficiency problems, the NHS does deliver good value for money. The trick is to find countries that are doing better and do what they are doing. Unfortunately, many of them are in Europe, and we seem to be looking away from Europe. The USA certainly isn't a role model for health care. CV19 has certainly shown us that.
  15. Why is importing wine from Georgia relevant?