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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Heirs of the Red Gene: A Century of Chinese Communist Rule

Posted: Yesterday, 7:37 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 68


There is BS right there in the title. The "centennial" being celebrated is that of the birth of the Chinese Communist party. Not of "Communist rule" in China. I wouldn't give that too much weight. This documentary was made by a Japanese network. I don't know what the original Ja...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: f*****g covid

 Post subject: Re: f*****g covid
Posted: Yesterday, 7:30 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 255


Well you know the latest wave of infections has peaked in the UK. In a month you should be much less stressed.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: China - an Autistic nightmare

Posted: 15 Jan 2022, 2:18 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 139


Pretty much, and pretty much. It is that combination, and it may well be the worst of both worlds. Actually in the short run it was an effective combination to industrialize the huge nation with velocity. But in the long run its bad for both the citizen and the country as a whole. I don't think the...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Heirs of the Red Gene: A Century of Chinese Communist Rule

Posted: 15 Jan 2022, 2:05 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 68


https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/3016111/ Sorry it's not a YouTube link but I tried to insert the link in such a way that it should be obvious that it's a video. This was made by the Japanese NHK network. You may think what this shows exemplifies authoritarianism and total suppress...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why Increasing Minimum Wage is Meaningless

Posted: 15 Jan 2022, 9:40 am 

Replies: 95
Views: 922


Not replying to anyone in particular, but I think the elephant in this room is Small Business. I have no doubt Amazon et. al. could pay workers $20/hour or more, but OTOH we constantly hear how we need to support Small Business. My wife works in a milieu in which she knows may small businesspeople, ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why Increasing Minimum Wage is Meaningless

Posted: 14 Jan 2022, 7:35 pm 

Replies: 95
Views: 922


kraftiekortie wrote:
Ask the people who would get a raise should the minimum wage be increased.

This. There are many such on WP.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Anybody ever sang karaoke before?

Posted: 14 Jan 2022, 8:51 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 112


To avoid embarrassment you need to know the song really well before doing it in public.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What is sealioning?

 Post subject: What is sealioning?
Posted: 13 Jan 2022, 8:38 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 422


Sealioning: What It Is, Why It's Obnoxious and What You Can Do About It Not too long ago I was on a friend’s Facebook page who had posted a meme or cartoon about Donald Trump being racist. This inspired one of his friends to comment that he was certainly no fan of Donald Trump , and found him abras...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Covid is now unavoidable

Posted: 13 Jan 2022, 7:24 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 348


I was awake some last night and saw a rebroadcast of a basketball game played in Ohio and mostly attended by people in their late teens and early twenties. The arena was packed. None of the screaming fans was wearing a mask. The US is at the peak of its omicron surge unlike in the UK where the peak ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: The benefits of dating older woman whilst dating

Posted: 12 Jan 2022, 8:21 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 339


Benjamin Franklin's reasons for preferring an older woman, from 1745: Benjamin Franklin got it wherever and whenever he wanted, which was often. The greatest age difference I ever experienced was a 28 year old when I was 22. She only wanted one thing and it wasn't anything special. I can't say I ev...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: A picture of the town you grew up in?

Posted: 10 Jan 2022, 6:45 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 639


Okay, i dont know anything about Baltimore, apart from it has high crime area, right?poverty, ghetto, urban. I know Tupac Shakur, infamous rapper, grew up there. It's between Washington Dc and NYC. East Coast. Also Infamous HBO show "The WIRE", which i useta watch occasionally back in the...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: At home test conundrum

 Post subject: Re: At home test conundrum
Posted: 08 Jan 2022, 3:48 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 173


Update. Since then I have heard so many anecdotes of people clearly ill with Omicron whose antigen (lateral-flow) tests were consistently negative and people getting positive results without either symptoms or any idea how they may have become infected, that I have lost almost all believe in the val...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: A picture of the town you grew up in?

Posted: 08 Jan 2022, 3:41 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 639


^ "Sturgis," Dakota, ? where they have those bike rallys? Harley davidsons, Motorcycle gangs...Hells Angels.... No, Baltimore, MD. This is very near where I actually grew up: https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/tronc/N5U3CZJ5OJGJZC5YQDA5HQZJF4.jpg When my wife and I were...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: A picture of the town you grew up in?

Posted: 08 Jan 2022, 3:05 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 639


Some more pleasant images of the town where I grew up. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRBybvHOL7wa0TMpm3n0M6GTfxlTrDrkIjtDBVLuV7waMGHZgYJ8yD9hkeJXV3yynvLrt0&usqp=CAU https://alliemarietravels.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/APC_4982-2-1011x1024.jpg https://encrypted-tbn0.gst...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: A picture of the town you grew up in?

Posted: 08 Jan 2022, 2:54 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 639


^ How idylic. You were lucky to grow up in a place like that. It's a far cry from the concrete jungle that is England. There are some nice places in England, such as the Yorkshire Dales. But in general, you are correct. England is way too densely populated and is mostly urbanised. I'm afraid I have...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: A picture of the town you grew up in?

Posted: 08 Jan 2022, 11:05 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 639


So long as we're going to post negative s**t here's my home town in 2015: https://vancouver.citynews.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/9/2015/04/28/baltimore-riots-878x494.jpg For the sake of full disclosure I wasn't still living there at the time but my son and daughter-in-law were and continued to unt...
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