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  1. ssiri

    The "New Normal"

    Based on yesterdays press briefing - the above is now called ‘Good old British common sense’. Evidently BJ didn’t have it, but was lucky enough to survive his lack of it, to tell the tale. How many with ‘’Good old British common sense’, won’t be so lucky? I guess we will find out in time, sadly.
  2. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Meanwhile in the UK.....
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    There is indeed logic to it, for those who subscribe to watching or participating in the genre. Demented, but it is logical[emoji3]. He now seems to be taking a leaf from maybe, Boris’ book (or some Republicans close to him have had a word, that his latest madness may not play too well on Reality TV world) and he is trying to be more leader like, I even detected a bit of empathy and remembrance for those in strife! Doubt it’d last though.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    You’re question and BTDs comments are both misrepresenting reality. My degrees were nothing to do with IT, yet I learned aspects if IT as they were required to complete it. I also learned life lessons and opened my mind to more than a limited/ one way of thinking and interaction with diverse people which helped build networks that continue to be a source of friendship and advice to this day. Similarly other people who i know work in IT in management are not all from the IT ‘shop floor’ some had English and Arts degrees. Its known that if you want to get what you (and shockingly most Asians) consider a ‘nothing, airy fairy degree’, then you may struggle in that chosen field where there is lots of supply, limited demand and copious talent, Yet if they put the broader aspects of their education and networks at University to use, they can get into more ‘financially secure’ traditional employment - climb the management scale usually. All it needs is for them to get over themselves, and the initial disappointment of not being the next big star/artist, get positive, get stuck in and make things happen for themselves. There is no need for a silver spoon or to be a ‘priviledged’ white person either - I know enough who are neither, and are doing rather well.
  5. ssiri

    How is Trump doing so far?

    or he needs to make money. Boris is having none of the ‘open up the economy -right now’ bollox, so it doesn’t surprise me that, he is quiet in the UK. However in Aus, Murdoch would invite him along to its inane Sky news programmes to bang his drum/s - (Im sure Barrage, is giving everyone who would listen his two pence worth on just about anything that would be of interest to Murdoch’s commercial interests, in Aus).
  6. ssiri

    How is Trump doing so far?

    For now, I’m sure. However I’d be willing to bet they will crawl out from under their respective rocks when the opportunity presents itself.
  7. When Modi came into power he was by and large a man of science and mass development/uplift. Then he came up against the vast/entrenched state, national and city bureaucracy and the ultra nationalists. To get ahead to make reforms (national ID system, voting system etc.) he had to play the game (which is clearly not a black and white western one), sadly - so here we are. That’s the broad brush view of Indian politics, my sources being the liberal press and also Indians I know. As for the Hindu ultra nationalists that is ingrained at an early age. My Mum who teaches young kids English had the seven year old son of a minor staffer/diplomat in for classes, and a lesson on Kashmir sparked such vitriol and foul abuse against Muslims, it was shocking. She set him straight of course but he will grow up hearing and imbibing the prejudice.
  8. You do realise that country has a state system similar to Aus and the US, don’t you? So similar to the idiot in the US, Modi has a lot to bc answer for, but its still up to the state and the levers they have/or choose to use or promote their positions? This is one where the finger being pointed at any one person isn’t accurate, it’s rife up and down the country and at all levels - from peasant (yes they still do exist there), to business mogul, via every local public service.
  9. Indeed. But there you are.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    The facetiousness in my comment at the instigator of bleach gate, seems to have passed you by. This might help remind you what I think about the fool who leads that country and his comments:
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    Are you downloading COVIDSafe app ?

    The theory being if your mates or others you were near had downloaded the app to, they would be able to contact traced you r potential infection ‘cluster’
  12. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    mentally deficient to think it, let alone address the nation suggesting ingesting bleach is a solution - absolutely. Every grown up should have more sense than to suggest ingesting bleach as a solution to the Covid virus, absolutely - one would think so. One was wrong.
  13. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Apparently, its been a bit like checking in at Pontings.....up until now (new proposal in the UK to quarantine travellers for two weeks). Personally if it were possible test them for infection as well, swab test, that is.
  14. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Desperate people do desperate and stupid things, like recommend the ingestion of bleach as an option for stemming Covid-19.
  15. ssiri

    Are you downloading COVIDSafe app ?

    I’m going to leave it a couple of weeks, see how things go, then assuming no major issues with the technology or its application, (or any issues have been ironed out in that time), I’ll download it
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