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ssiri

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  1. Sorry but that’s just beyond conspiracy theory paranoia and lunacy. It’s a whole other level of far fetched. With most of the world in lockdown, worried for their jobs or already having lost their jobs, who is going to buy all the goods they manufacture? The majority of the world will not be buying, new appliances, new homes, clothes, cars, electronics or related manufacturing parts in supply chains, in the short term. So all this Chinese manufacture post their Covid-19 outbreak is going to supply demand where? Nowhere, near like before. Its not like billions of chinese who couldn’t afford it before are suddenly going to now, either. In less than a month economies are getting to levels, in terms of spending akin to years of world war. That will bot support Chinese strategy for a secure economy in the longterm never mind the short term. Given they’ve economy over 30+ years, they aren’t going to be that cavalier about ruining it. In fact, its down right stupid. school boy kindergarten stuff. Given their long term well thought out (as in considered) string of pearls strategy in Asia and support in Africa over a decade or so. So totally out of character. If you want a conspiracy, it suits more of a half baked, short termist, to hell with the collateral damage, Western knee jerk plan, a bit like Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam etc. Release a deadly virus in China because they are getting too big for their boots. Personally i think it’s just nature, doing what it does best, reminding everyone who’s in charge.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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).
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    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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’
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    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.
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    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.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Desperate people do desperate and stupid things, like recommend the ingestion of bleach as an option for stemming Covid-19.
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    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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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    The point being it a STUPID question for anyone to ask let alone the POTUS. Some who rely on his every word and may be desperate, if they had the virus may just do the unthinkable. That would be a problem.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Well one has to then wonder, is he asking them to kill themselves? They are sheeple after all. It is most strange to recommend it, if some do take the advice seriously, that is basically state sanctioned murder/suicide - quite literally. I definitely think they are on LSD now, and that’s no joke.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    In my role I have to take competing interests, conflicting requirements, diverse stakeholder sets (which means organisation politics) facilitate, plan and deliver change (projects) . I’ve also got to scenario and risk plan, and propose solutions and outcomes, also during times of uncertainty and rapid change, as part of standard business projects and even now when standard business projects need to cut their coat to the current cloth. Its in equal measure challenging and stressful, at times frustrating, but when the outcome is delivered, rewarding and well worth it - as people, organisations, customers and the public usually benefit from the result.
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    Australia - be proud of yourselves

    Andrew Bolt is a paid mouth piece of Murdoch and Newscorp. I wouldnt be surprised if he has Anerican/Business backers as well, so is a copy cat of the current LSD induced protestors. Newscorp Is losing money as regional newspapers have shut in Aus so it comes as no surprise that he (Murdoch), will use useful idiots on his payroll like Bolt. In the UK, he tried the same tactic, the shit hit the fan, and he wasn’t listened to, so now he is after the Government, by using the media to criticise them, into defensiveness and submission. There he is using the public ad useful idiots, as he is in the UK, with the mass hysteria and protests going on there. Got to hand it to him, he is a ‘genius’. Hopefully Morrison and Aussie people aren’t taken in. This is far from over.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    So as i said, batten down the hatches and strap in. This will be a long hard slog.
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    Australia - be proud of yourselves

    This sounds like a snake oil merchant and quack. It should go on the off-topic page of comedy we already have. Alternatively, just don’t give this quack from Next News and his debutantes, airtime.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    I don’t think anyone would disagree with that, (bar those who don’t want to dip into their fat cat pockets) but that requires Governments to cooperate internationally and change rules and laws with foresight, and cooperate. It requires leadership. The example coming out of the US, shows that leadership is lacking. Also it requires states who prefer secrecy to come out from the cold. So US/China politics will dictate of cooperation is possible or if isolationism will hold sway. The latter doesn’t bode well. Morrison seems to be impressing/doing ok, he has asked for open cooperation and this includes China, given the US defensiveness right now, you can imagine how that played with China. The UK is generally good at diplomacy and soft power, but currently, it’s leadership is focused on stemming the carnage (Aus, is beyond that stage, planning for controlled activities and prep for a second wave). Furthermore, when the UK leadership emerges, will they follow the US, or will British pragmatism and diplomacy prevail?
  24. Yes, there would have been more blood shed, and the ultra nationalism is a product of rivalries and prejudices born out of Colonial rule. However, in the present day corrupt politicians use it as propaganda to curry favour and stay in power. Eventually that has to change, and only India can change it.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    We are where we are. This is unprecedented in our lifetimes, but it is not uncommon in human history. This is not just a UK issue it is a Global pandemic and economic issue. Once this settles, the world isn’t just snapping back to economic prosperity. There will be economic hardship and we will be back where we were in 2008 several times over, Globally. Things are going to get a lot lot harder before they get better, lives and livelihoods, currently are and will continue to get ruined. Politicians may take the opportunity to rework their economies to a more sustainable model, or they may not. Either way, it will lead to some form of hardship in the short term. Equally, the swing to isolationism, will grow, which is a real concern - not to far from the issues at the start of the last century. Evidently we have all been indulged to the point of throwing our toys out of the pram at the sign of any hardship. To me, this is just as useful as those politicians who point fingers at China, the Governors, the scientists and medical experts. That is, as as useful as a chocolate tea pot. There will be a need and time to review and reset, to learn lessons, so the hardship to come can be as fleeting as possible, but now is not it. Its just a distraction from whats to come. As i’ve said in Feb - batten down the hatches and strap yourself in - this is just the beginning.
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