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  1. SirEdward

    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    As of today, Sweden has 4,403 deaths on 38.000 official cases. That 11% mortality is higher than the typical Covid-19; this shows that not all the cases have been identified, as in most of Europe. At 436 deaths per million, Sweden is similar to France. It is a bit worse than the Netherlands and...
  2. SirEdward

    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    ^Sweden hasn't shown that much. If anything, it has shown that you need a Swedish level of civic education ot be able to get mostly average-european Covid-19 numbers without lockdown. Do you have those numbers, or those characteristics? Compare their numbers with Norway if you want to have a...
  3. SirEdward

    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    Usually, Governments who threatened to silence social media (or actually did it) are considered dictatorships, non-democratic, authoritarian. What should we now think about the champion of Free Speech and Free Enterprise threatening those who he doesn't like? The sooner the Orange Child gets...
  4. SirEdward

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    ^The Government is thinking about a late reopening for the two worst-faring regions so far.
  5. SirEdward

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    This first step is actually one week too early. This week should show how big an increase of infections will there be (or was there, depending on your time frame) after the first phase of reopening, started on May 4th. Those data should have been evaluated BEFORE finalizing the reopening...
  6. SirEdward

    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    ^And the answer is already there https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/05/06/mcenanys-slippery-defense-saying-coronavirus-will-not-come-here/
  7. SirEdward

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    I'm starting to wonder if maybe Trump and friends are there to actively push America and its economy to disaster. --- News from Italy: we have reopened! ...well... sort of... The industrial engine has been restarted and it's possible to go out to take a walk in the park or to visit...
  8. SirEdward

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    It may actually be worse, as an infected has time to brew an infective cocktail in the air inside the greenhouse he sits in. Ready for the other person and the waiters, or the next customer, to plunge in. Better to have them separated but in open air, where the wind can disperse any bad air.
  9. SirEdward

    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    Ok, it gets a bit extreme in the tones near the end, but... US wealth inequality shown to scale.
  10. SirEdward

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Italy is getting better. A programmed easing of the restrictions is starting now and will see its first major stage on may 4th, with the step by step restart of the entire productive system and the permission to do outdoor activities (alone). The idea is to get to reopen most of the country by...
  11. SirEdward

    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    I think most of the reason is because of the attached implications of a denying. The political climate in the US is extremely polarized and partisan and divided in battling factions. In a bad way; you have to either accept all of it , or take none of it. There is no middle ground to accept...
  12. SirEdward

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Robert DeNiro killed him, by order of Joe Pesci.
  13. SirEdward

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Yes, it does. Quite a lot. Still, what they have done is right, and doing differently... well... might have consequences...
  14. SirEdward

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    How it's done: Covid-19 currently eliminated in New Zealand
  15. SirEdward

    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    ^It is as surreal as the tackyness of that "America" shirt and jacket.
  16. SirEdward

    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    This is clearly not the religious-like levels I was talking about, but as sensible thinking as it is, it goes in the same direction: it is really strange to me to see that anything different from today's world is unvariably equated to sovietic communism. I mean, good or not, western european...
  17. SirEdward

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    ^ And after that, can we all agree the man is seriously wrong in his head?
  18. SirEdward

    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    Small foreword: I don't think there is ground to open a new thread, so I just answer here instead of the Covid-19 thread. On that, as usual, important modifications to our lives and worldwide crises bring the topic on political and economical organization. Always on the crisis-specific...
  19. SirEdward

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market...
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