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  1. No race can work like the Chinese, even the New Chinese cannot work like the Old Chinese, the infrastructure being first world helps, no country can replace China https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-55296433
  2. If they Chinese middle classes demand a sort of parity with the western standard of living then the price of raw material will shoot up, not all wars are the use violence, OIL, Gas, Steel, Fish, food etcetra, etcetra will be a much higher number than now
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/16/animals-feel-humans-evidence-sentient Look a dog in the eye and a conscious being looks back. A being that feels hunger, thirst, warmth, cold, fear, comfort, pleasure, pain, joy. No one can seriously doubt this. The same is true of any mammal. You cannot watch rats playing hide and seek and doubt that they have feelings – that they are sentient creatures. But as animals become more distant from us in evolutionary terms, some doubt begins to creep in. Consider a bee sneaking past the guards of a rival colony to steal honey. Or the Brazilian ants that, in order to hide their nest at the end of each day, seal off the entrance from the outside. Left out in the cold at night, these ants will never see the morning, but their sacrifice increases the chance that their sisters will. The urge to attribute feelings to insects can be surprisingly strong. New laws to impose some consistency in this area have been needed for a while. So the animal welfare (sentience) bill, introduced to parliament on Thursday, is a welcome development, as is the creation of an animal sentience committee. The bill includes vertebrates by default, but explicitly allows invertebrates to be added through statutory instruments. I can see the rationale for such an approach in an area where the science is moving quickly. For instance, on the question of insect sentience, scientists are divided, partly because there has been no serious attempt to look for sentience in insects. The science at present is too uncertain to allow us to be confident one way or the other. I think that situation will change: one goal of my Foundations of Animal Sentience project is to address this.
  4. If you believe in a plot within a plot within a plot, then the power base moves significantly to China because of the money it has been a pointless exercise The sum total of this has been to make China into a Superpower https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/after-9-11-china-grew-superpower-distracted-u-s-fixated-n1278671
  5. do you have any evidence they had Robin Cook …
  6. I hope you are not trying to imply that @Dorkinsis incel and would prefer the company of computers to real flesh and blood humans
  7. Maybe they have printed so much money, and Covid 19 has made houses with gardens so much more valuable
  8. You will just push back the date of when you are going to a care home to be looked after by immigrants from….
  9. We are elitist here and if you filled out the joining HPC and mentioned you shop in Aldi you would not have been allowed in, personally I shop in Waitrose
  10. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/18/china/cia-spies-mic-intl-hnk/index.html China's propaganda machine is intensifying its 'people's war' to catch American spies Let's fight a 'people's war' against the spies, so that they cannot move a single step and have no place to hide!" That was the rallying cry of a Chinese military newspaper on social media over the weekend, as Beijing urges public vigilance against American espionage following the launch of a CIA mission center dedicated to China. Beijing's propaganda apparatus is now intensifying a years-long campaign, following CIA director William Burns' October 7 announcement the China Mission Center would counter what he called "the most important geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century
  11. It is not the property it is planning permission
  12. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/10/adults-moved-home-parents-during-pandemic?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB When David and Linda Ellis sent their daughter Juliette, the youngest of their three children, off to college in 2019, they figured they had become empty-nesters for good. In short order, the couple downsized from their family home in Raleigh, North Carolina, to a much more manageable three-bedroom apartment rental nearby. Little did the Ellises know that, in under a year’s time, two of their three adult children would once again join them under the same roof. After their school and work went remote in March 2020, Juliette Ellis and middle brother Gregory flew in from their respective posts in Vancouver and Brooklyn to wait out the uncertainty of Covid-19 with Mom and Dad. The eldest Ellis son, Justin, remained a short drive away in nearby Chapel Hill. “It was a joy to have this time with our adult children,” says David, who looks back on the experience as one of the “silver linings” of an otherwise difficult time. Throughout the pandemic, scores of young adults have boomeranged back to their parental homes. That trend was especially pronounced in the first half of last year, when the Ellises were among the nearly 3.5 million young adults to move in with their parents. By July 2020, a Pew survey estimated that 52% of Americans between age 18 and 29 were living with one or both parents – the largest group to do so since the Great Depression. Some, like Gregory and Juliette, saw the family home as a more stable environment in which to ride out the storm of the unknown. Others used the opportunity of work-from-home mandates to leave their small (and expensive) urban apartments. Yet others were casualties of the early pandemic’s economic downturn, which cost many young workers their jobs. At the time, speculation grew that the trend might have a generational ripple effect – that, just maybe, Americans were redefining the ideas of “family” and “home” to embrace a gentler and more fluid timeline of when young adults should strike out on their own. “Perhaps the pandemic is an occasion – an unwelcome one, sure – to reappraise a living arrangement that is often maligned,” wrote Joe Pinsker in the Atlantic last July. But as the world reopened and young adults became able, once again, to cobble together some semblance of a normal social existence, many moved out of ther childhood homes for the second time. Others have imminent plans to do so, citing a desire to return to the “normal” life that has been ingrained in so many young Americans. And some found it annoying to live and work in close quarters with multiple other adults – even if those adults happened to be their parents. “I’ve been able to buy a car with the money I saved by not paying New York City rent,” Slater says.
  13. Their are no council flats, and let’s be honest inner city council properties were breeding grounds for crime and violence
  14. https://financialpost.com/news/economy/world-faces-much-bigger-fiscal-problems-than-the-debt-hangover-from-covid-warns-oecd According to its long-term scenario, a deceleration in large emerging economies, demographic change and slowing productivity gains will drag trend economic growth among the OECD’s 38 members and the Group-of-20 nations to 1.5 per cent in 2060 from around 3 per cent currently. At the same time, states will face rising costs, particular from pensions and health care. “Secular trends such as population aging and the rising relative price of services will keep adding pressure on government budgets,” the OECD said in the policy paper prepared by Yvan Guillemette and David Turner. “Fiscal pressure from these long-run trends dwarf that associated with servicing COVID-legacy public debt.” Countries need not necessarily raise taxes to meet these challenges, the OECD said. Instead, it called for reforms to boost employment rates and "raise retirement ages"
  15. Sir Ian Blair also said this when he said why the met did not want to use phone evidence, I was actually watching coronation street yesterday where the baddie was on the phone saying he wanted a car to collect him to take an aircraft so he could escape justice. But then this is the narrative they wish to promote
  16. LOL, do not forget 93% of the UK secret service budget is targeted towards muslims if the US forces the UK to become Anti-China, lot of job losses, I cannot see the spooks being able to change from spying on muslims to spying on the Chinese
  17. £499 that looks good includes professional photos, a video trailer, and a premium listing on Rightmove.
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