Now, It’s A Problem.

Since my last blog entry, I’m delighted to announce that there has been a major development in the fight against the coronavirus. An advisor to the Brazilian President, who met with and took photos with the Occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has tested positive with the virus.

The Occupant who had written off the “hysteria” surrounding the virus as a “Hoax” created by the Democratic Party to hurt his election process is now “concerned” and worried about coming into contact with people who had the virus. The story on the Occupant’s concerns can be found here.

What’s happened? The reason is simple, until today, the virus didn’t affect the Occupant on a personal basis. As far as he was concerned, the virus was something that happened to other people and the fact that it had the potential to keep his supporters away from his rallies, meant that it was something that annoyed him enough to blame it on other people.

Well, it seems to be a different story now that it might affect him. Hopefully the fear of getting the virus might propel him to take the advice of experts a little more seriously and hopefully the “Most Powerful Man” on the planet might actually be compelled to put the tremendous resources of the most powerful government on the planet into the fight against this very nasty bug.

In fairness to the Occupant, he’s not the fist and only person to be propelled into action only when the problem has hit home. The other point that one needs to look through is the fact that actions only really take place when the people who count are affected by the problem. Pakistan’s former military dictator, Pervez Musharraf once made the point that the earthquake that hit Pakistan was far worse than the tsunami that hit all Southeast Asia in 2004 because the tsunami killed white people while the earthquake killed brown people, whom nobody cared too much about. At the risk of sounding cynical, he had a point – think of the big issues of the day that only big issues because the problem only affected the right people. Terrorism, for example, only became a problem when the USA got hit on 11 September 2011, even though the problem had been going on for ages (I grew up in the UK in the 90s when the threat of IRA terrorism was very real and the main sticking point in Anglo-American relations came from the fact that the American Irish Community funded the IRA and Gerry Adams was happily given a visa into the US while the British wouldn’t even allow his voice to be heard on TV).

Michael Moore once wrote that you should pray that bad things happen to be people in power because they then start thinking like human beings. He gave the example of how the Bush II Administration did not come out with “Anti-Gay” legislation despite being in the grips of the religious extreme. He made the point that Vice-President Dick Cheney’s daughter is gay and the Vice-President approached “Anti-Gay” legislation as a father rather than as an ideologue.

While we can see how we only make things a problem only when it comes ours, shouldn’t we give our leaders a bit more slack? They are, after all human?

Actually, the answer is no. People are put into leadership positions for a certain reason. We expect them to stop the problem before it reaches us and if that fails, we look to leaders for a plan to get us out of the problem. We don’t expect leaders to behave like us, otherwise, well we might as well work on the problem ourselves.

 

Tang Li

*The author blogs at http://beautifullyincoherent.blogspot.com/

 
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30 Responses to “Now, It’s A Problem.”

  • oxygen:

    IN POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE, the BIGGER the crisis, the BIGGER the lies will be told to peasants in COVER.

    Only a 5-yr old believes the gas explosion from that dumbfarked fart-head (rear exit) occupying the biggest chair in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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  • oxygen:

    HE IS DEAD RIGHT – President of the EU- Jean-Claude Juncker -’When it becomes serious,you have to LIE’

    https://www.reddit.com/r/brexit/comments/byqls6/president_of_the_eu_jeanclaude_juncker_when_it/

    Dotard told Americans, “nothing has changed” but half an hour later, he signed a stimulus package with paychecks relief from casuals and part-time employed lay-off by the coronasvirus spread – a pathological liar through and through.

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  • Isitagova:

    50 billion dollars (USD) has been committed to fight the bug by the most powerful country on earth.

    Nevertheless, probably it is already too little too late. Looks like the money is not to be used for containment and treatment, but the development of a vaccine. When the vaccine is ready, most inhabitants there would probably have been infected and for those who survive, developed immunity against the bug.

    Sit tight and watch if the most powerful country in the world is adopting YDYB principles to deal with the bug, and if they will brag around, once they have developed a vaccine, that they save the world.

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  • Tested negative:

    Trump took the test and it was negative. Move on.

    BTW, Candidates for President aged over 60 should take test for senility.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    tang li is turning into a DEMonic supporter with anti-TRUMP rhetorics this is the net results of ONLY reading and watching FAKE & CONtrolled NEWS must be part of the IDIOTIC sheeple herd into pens by evil-eyed sheepdogs to be SHEARED…

    Watch-Hear and “THINK” and you are…alternatively you will be Tanged

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  • Educating Singaporeans:

    Dear Tang Li, (Part 1)
    You said :People are put into leadership positions for a certain reason. We expect them to stop the problem before it reaches us and if that fails, we look to leaders for a plan to get us out of the problem. W

    Answer: Everyone has a price. If the leader are paid the right price for the responsibility they shouldered, the leader will solve the problem.

    PAP Singapore is one excellent example. PAP ministers, mps and civil servants who volunteer to step forward to serve are paid the right price so we had no corruption.

    You said : We don’t expect leaders to behave like us, otherwise, well we might as well work on the problem ourselves.

    Answer : If you do not pay the right price, of course the leaders will behave like us commoner, no solution except talk cock sing song only.

    1. Look at Malaysia. Malaysia government is corrupted to the core.
    At this moment, the different party MP are still negotiating for higher salary, higher bonuses, contract before they agreed to form a government with the “selected” Prime Minister.

    2. Now look at Ang Mo Tua Kee demoncratic Taiwan where Roy and gang so admired.

    They are not paid the right price therefore they corrupted. (backup with facts below)

    http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2019/09/28/2003723047

    20190724中天新聞 國安局走私9800條菸 (yellow banana will not understand this)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC0xsvoJ67I

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    Vote PAP, Vote for 9% GST to give PAP 9 months bonus.
    PAP Huat, Huat, Huat arh

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  • Educating Singaporeans:

    Dear Tang Li, (Part 2)
    Everyone has a price. If government leaders are not paid the right price, they will corrupt.

    If government leaders are corrupt, the government will not be effective.

    Let me teach all readers here Chinese saying :

    拿人手短,吃人嘴软

    I will translate it for the yellow banana Roy or CARROT HEAD Gilbert Goh.

    拿人手短 mean if you take from others, your hand is short which mean the arm of law is shortened. You dare not prosecute the person whom you have taken from.

    吃人嘴软 mean if you had free makan from others, your mouth become soft which mean you won’t dare to reprimand law breaker.

    By the way, Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) also appointed all their Ka Ki Lang into top position.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC0xsvoJ67I

    All the Ang Mo Tua Kee yellow banana will never condemned the DPP because it first word is Democratic.

    This is the stupidity of opposition supporters.

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    Vote PAP, Vote for 9% GST to give PAP 9 months bonus.
    PAP Huat, Huat, Huat arh

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  • Educating Singaporeans:

    continue Part 2.
    And the world’s most corrupted nation is none other than PRC China.

    Why?

    Again it is because the government leaders are not paid the right price.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47306275

    And the PRC, in their greed of more corrupted money, they had no morale and sell all kinds of animals just to have more money.

    Conclusion: It is important that you pay the right price like PAP did so that people will volunteer to step forward to serve and be corrupt free.

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    Vote PAP, Vote for 9% GST to give PAP 9 months bonus.
    More for PAP. PAP Huat, Huat, Huat arh

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  • PAPVID-20:

    OUCH! That hurts!!!

    That’s why people say, if the needle didn’t prick you, you won’t feel the pain.

    And this is also why I’ve been asking Heaven daily, if there’s a message to be sent or if there’s a lesson to be learnt, then make the evil leaders / people feel the pain directly. Why take away so many precious life and make innocent people suffer unnecessarily?

    Many cruel leaders think they can outsmart the Mighty one up there. Trying to play God but all it takes is for the Mighty one to release a tiny little virus, and all the yayah papaya leaders were sent panicking.

    If our very own yayah PAPaya still doesn’t get the message from the Mighty one and insists on going ahead to hold the GE, we better get prepared and fear for the worst to happen to sg soon.

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  • Sinchiapor Incorporated & Sons:

    Sama sama said about our lifetime retirement savings: as long as Chief Honcho & Oligarchs are ranks and ranks above us common mortals, then there ain’t no right them buggers cannibalized our cpf savings with odius rationalisations – 55 to 65 to 70 to “lifespan 84″.

    We have a systemic Crony problematique that borders on the edge of “honest capitalism”. But Poor Sheeple are struggling head over heels to keep up Transparency International rankings, don’t we (when was the last time you took secret remunerations ….ever?)

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  • PAPs are tkss kings:

    here in sg parliament sessions 50% empty ..
    taking social distancing tooo seriously!
    wtf paid mil$ to hide first..push peasants to the frontline by paper generals who never ever fired a shot or commandered a regiment in the real sense of the word.

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  • Asd:

    It’s not fight against Corona virus la

    It’s hide against it la

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  • TruBlu:

    Even a *HAND-SHAKE* is like FORBIDDEN fruit,to be avoided at all cost?!
    Stupid right?
    GLOBALISATION actually became GOBBLE-LIE-$ation and now the HEAVENS is angry with EXTREME human GREED and HYPOCRI$Y.

    And,GOBBLE-LIE-$ation has turned into DE-globalisation!

    PEOPLE are put into DIFFERENT COUNTRIES/ REGIONS not for mere FUN NOR FROLICK of the CREATOR/MOTHER NATURE.
    If humans try to PLAY GOD,they will find themselves falling into the pits they dug for themselves,simple as that!

    People should NOT BE *TRANSFERRED* en-masse just for the $AKE OF $/ economic rea$on without considering the differences in their BODY-MAKE-UP?

    EVEN ANIMALS living in *COLD COUNTIES like ALASKA OR POLAR may not thrive in SINGAPORE???

    TOO MUCH LIE$ AND GREED N THATS WHY THE WORLD IS SEEING SO MUCH SUFFERINGS…

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on Straits Times website :Quote – “Coronavirus: Five Singaporeans who attended religious event in KL visited 10 mosques here while infectious

    Masjid Sultan is one of the mosques visited by the confirmed cases from March 3 to 11, at various periods of time.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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    Prisca Ang
    SINGAPORE – After attending a large religious gathering at a mosque on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, five Singaporeans returned here and tested positive for Covid-19.

    But by then, they had visited 10 mosques in Singapore during their infectious period…. “Unquote.

    Response :Look like Malaysia has more corona virus cases than it really reported out.. Wonder whether Indonesia is also reporting factually on the figures of corona virus in their country?

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  • Sojoürner of Truth:

    In 2018 trump did remove National Security Council staff tasked for pandemic response. He then also allowed his staff to eliminate the Global Health Security and Bio-defense Directorate (office), which was vital to US pandemic planning, prevention, and response.

    That excerpt is from the highly reputed journal of Foreign Affairs, in this article:
    https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2020-03-03/pandemic-disease-threat-national-security

    The most significant point is that that meeting was setup and held by Obama’s outgoing team, SPECIFICALLY FOR TRUMP’s TEAM to train them (pass on knowledge) on how to manage and the need to manage pandemics.

    Somehow I am still shocked daily that any educated, moral and/or sane adult would or could stand by Trump.

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  • Papislying:

    Rotten wood has 5 units of condo at Mandarin Garden.

    How many units do our ministers EACH has across the island ??

    Declare your assets only to PM ??,

    Simkies are REAL STUPID.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Sojoürner of Truth:
    In 2018 trump did remove National Security Council staff tasked for pandemic response. He then also allowed his staff to eliminate the Global Health Security and Bio-defense Directorate (office), which was vital to US pandemic planning, prevention, and response.

    That excerpt is from the highly reputed journal of Foreign Affairs, in this article:
    https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2020-03-03/pandemic-disease-threat-national-security

    The most significant point is that that meeting was setup and held by Obama’s outgoing team, SPECIFICALLY FOR TRUMP’s TEAM to train them (pass on knowledge) on how to manage and the need to manage pandemics.

    Somehow I am still shocked daily that any educated, moral and/or sane adult would or could stand by Trump.

    How do you foretell what new strain of disease or virus can appear…most govt has and do have existing facilities to Combat any eventuality should there be a Pandemic…to have billions or hundreds of millions be funded as a precaution National or Health security is silly… most likely it will end up for Persons/Dept to receive for their personal research like the one we had spent almost a Billion until Wei Ling saw through the SCAM and the dept was closed the guy sent packing…

    Billion or hundred of millions for a possible UNKNOWN virus to surface is silly thinking when an existing virus is yet to receive a CURE… Herpes & Cancer are Perfect examples…Germ Warfare is altogether another matter

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  • Educating Singaporeans:

    TruBlu:
    People should NOT BE *TRANSFERRED* en-masse just for the $AKE OF $/ economic rea$on without considering the differences in their BODY-MAKE-UP?

    EVEN ANIMALS living in *COLD COUNTIES like ALASKA OR POLAR may not thrive in SINGAPORE???

    TOO MUCH LIE$ AND GREED N THATS WHY THE WORLD IS SEEING SO MUCH SUFFERINGS…

    Thanks you TruBlu.. you said it the best and everyone should read and learn from you.

    But allowed me to use your quote and change it a little.

    Democracy should NOT BE *TRANSFERRED* en-masse just for the $AKE OF freedom and human rights rea$on without considering the differences in the country-MAKE-UP?

    DEMOCRACY, like ANIMALS living in *COLD COUNTIES like ALASKA OR POLAR may not thrive in SINGAPORE???

    TOO MUCH LIE$ AND GREED N THATS WHY THE WORLD IS SEEING SO MUCH SUFFERINGS…

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  • Educating Singaporeans:

    TruBlu:
    People should NOT BE *TRANSFERRED* en-masse just for the $AKE OF $/ economic rea$on without considering the differences in their BODY-MAKE-UP?

    EVEN ANIMALS living in *COLD COUNTIES like ALASKA OR POLAR may not thrive in SINGAPORE???

    TOO MUCH LIE$ AND GREED N THATS WHY THE WORLD IS SEEING SO MUCH SUFFERINGS…

    Thanks you TruBlu.. you said it the best and everyone should read and learn from you.

    But allowed me to quote you and change it a little. (credit go to you)

    Democracy should NOT BE *TRANSFERRED* en-masse just for the $AKE OF freedom/liberty/human rights rea$on without considering the differences in the country-MAKE-UP?

    DEMOCRACY is just like ANIMALS living in *COLD COUNTRIES like ALASKA OR POLAR may not thrive in SINGAPORE or other countries ???

    TOO MUCH LIE$ AND GREED TO PUSH WESTERN STYLE DEMOCRACY N THAT IS WHY THE WORLD IS SEEING SO MUCH SUFFERINGS…think Syria, Hong Kong.

    Western Style Democracy equal to Freedom without Responsibility.
    The Hong Kee are demonstrating how great freedom is now.

    29/2/2020香港大笑話

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  • Sojoürner of Truth:

    patriot of TUMASIK: How do you foretell what new strain of disease or virus can appear…most govt has and do have existing facilities to Combat any eventuality should there be a Pandemic…to have billions or hundreds of millions be funded as a precaution National or Health security is silly… most likely it will end up for Persons/Dept to receive for their personal research like the one we had spent almost a Billion until Wei Ling saw through the SCAM and the dept was closed the guy sent packing…

    Billion or hundred of millions for a possible UNKNOWN virus to surface is silly thinking when an existing virus is yet to receive a CURE… Herpes & Cancer are Perfect examples…Germ Warfare is altogether another matter

    The reactionary method of funding emerging infectious disease epidemics is nuts. Outbreaks do not take a break to allow govt to get up to speed. They start, then they spread as fast as they are able. The only thing standing in their way is people IN PLACE AND READY TO RESPOND when it happens.

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  • oxygen:

    @ EDUCATING SINGAPOREANS,

    YOU IDIOT of a mutated virus.

    Educating Singaporeans: Thanks you TruBlu.. you said it the best and everyone should read and learn from you.

    But allowed me to quote you and change it a little. (credit go to you)

    Democracy should NOT BE *TRANSFERRED* en-masse just for the $AKE OF freedom/liberty/human rights rea$on without considering the differences in the country-MAKE-UP?

    DEMOCRACY is just like ANIMALS living in *COLD COUNTRIES like ALASKA OR POLAR may not thrive in SINGAPORE or other countries ???

    TOO MUCH LIE$ AND GREED TO PUSH WESTERN STYLE DEMOCRACY N THAT IS WHY THE WORLD IS SEEING SO MUCH SUFFERINGS…think Syria, Hong Kong.

    Western Style Democracy equal to Freedom without Responsibility.
    The Hong Kee are demonstrating how great freedom is now.

    29/2/2020香港大笑話

    Even Straits Times published this hard truth for your education.

    China’s coronavirus whistle-blower dies: There should be more than one voice in a healthy society, says doctor from hospital bed

    https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinese-whistle-blower-li-wenliang-there-should-be-more-than-one-voice-in-a-healthy

    I am sure the late Doctor Li Wenliang would have blasted your facile fart here as brain dead.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Educating Singaporeans

    OI OI OI, you should really go back to rubber tapping or durian picking in Bohlehland instead of frantically bullsh*tting Singaporeans.

    Because of oppression cover up against the dignified and responsible behavior of Dr. Li Wenliang of whistle-blowing the truth, the coronavirus is having a party time spreading pandemic not just in China but to the entire mankind across the globe.

    The “butterfly effect” is clearly shown in reality now. Economies grinding to a halt is slowing demand for oil. Oil price collapsed when Russia and Saudi Arabia fought for market share of shrank consumer demand. Now hundreds of millions globally faced lockdown. The credit market is jittery, and central banks could only fart liquidity of cutting interest rate – useless aspirin for this pandemic curse because Wuhan didn’t nipped the epidemic at its source.

    Now the consequences are taking on economic dimension beyond politics. Airlines transportation stocks are cheaper than GFC. Bond market rallied (more debt undertaking in hard times of already grossly overleveraged. I looked at weekended (friday close) gold stocks in North America, it was lao sai (diarrhea).

    https://www.kitco.com/stocks/hui.html

    IT IS REPLICATED IN AUSTRALIA NOW AS I WRITE.

    I am sure cruise liner business is near dead by now. Customers all deserted after seeing trapped vacation stuck in a floating prison of infection spread and no port for disembarkation.

    Property speculators are selling their backside fighting over queue desperate to unload their overpriced gamble that has gone so badly wrong after a little “dr Li Wen Liang” incident of dictatorship cover-up.

    WITHOUT DEMOCRACY, THE WORLD AND MANKIND IS FINISHED.

    YOU ARE A MORON OF INFINITIVE STUPIDITY spreading your mutated virus in lying in this platform.

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  • oxygen:

    MY RELIABLE SOURCE told me that lots of Sinkies are queueing up in stockbrokerages in LEE-jiapore – despite the annoying coronavirus temperature checks (as if it is foolproof like stocks) and health declaration at door – to reactivate their stockbroking trading accounts.

    If they bought shares in the last 2 weeks of bargain hunting, THEY ARE EITHER THOROUGHLY OR GOING TO BE THOROUGHLY FARKED YET AGAIN.

    Why?

    Fed, not waiting until meeting, slashes rates to zero and restarts QE

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/fed-not-waiting-until-meeting-slashes-rates-to-zero-and-restarts-qe-2020-03-15?mod=home-page

    MARKETWATCH.COM: The Federal Reserve on Sunday threw in the proverbial kitchen sink to lessen the expected blow to the U.S. economy from the coronavirus.

    TRUMP BOY SAID NOTHING HAS CHANGED BUT MOANING AND GROANING AT POWELL threatening to sack him.

    Trump lost his gonad, so did J. Powell – working on a Sunday.

    THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT IS REAL AND HAPPENING – the soul of Dr. Li Wenliang didn’t know that his warning on pandemic is earth shaking of consequences.

    ALL DICTATORSHIP THINKS STUPIDLY that the world is an engineering/mathematical formulae of 1 +1 = 2.

    The reality is the world is 1 + 1 + c = puzzle-solving.

    DICTATORSHIP IS THE CAUSE OF ALL THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS AND MISERY and turbulence.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Sojoürner of Truth: The reactionary method of funding emerging infectious disease epidemics is nuts. Outbreaks do not take a break to allow govt to get up to speed. They start, then they spread as fast as they are able. The only thing standing in their way is people IN PLACE AND READY TO RESPOND when it happens.

    Who KNOWS when an OUTBREAK or a NEW Virus will appear??? are you Funding a Silver Bullet to Kill off all Unknown or KNOWN virus???
    that is silly and ridiculous(nothing personal)…Every and Any responsible Govt would have had past experiences to lean on. Ready to Respond with the EXCEPTION of a Germ Attack by an Evil most Foul country or Leader and that is UNDER WRAPS I believe including US-Russia & China…a LEAK may and can cause the same effect leh!!!…

    SARS and now Corona Virus the CROWN…Country of Origin??? “THINK” CONspiracy Theory is NOT what I have in mind!!!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Educating Singaporeans: Thanks you TruBlu.. you said it the best and everyone should read and learn from you.

    But allowed me to quote you and change it a little. (credit go to you)

    Democracy should NOT BE *TRANSFERRED* en-masse just for the $AKE OF freedom/liberty/human rights rea$on without considering the differences in the country-MAKE-UP?

    DEMOCRACY is just like ANIMALS living in *COLD COUNTRIES like ALASKA OR POLAR may not thrive in SINGAPORE or other countries ???

    TOO MUCH LIE$ AND GREED TO PUSH WESTERN STYLE DEMOCRACY N THAT IS WHY THE WORLD IS SEEING SO MUCH SUFFERINGS…think Syria, Hong Kong.

    Western Style Democracy equal to Freedom without Responsibility.
    The Hong Kee are demonstrating how great freedom is now.

    29/2/2020香港大笑話

    DITTO!!!

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  • Sojoürner of Truth:

    patriot of TUMASIK: Who KNOWS when an OUTBREAK or a NEW Virus will appear??? are you Funding a Silver Bullet to Kill off all Unknown or KNOWN virus???
    that is silly and ridiculous(nothing personal)…Every and Any responsible Govt would have had past experiences to lean on. Ready to Respond with the EXCEPTION of a Germ Attack by an Evil most Foul country or Leader and that is UNDER WRAPS I believe including US-Russia & China…a LEAK may and can cause the same effect leh!!!…

    SARS and now Corona Virus the CROWN…Country of Origin??? “THINK” CONspiracy Theory is NOT what I have in mind!!!

    With sincere respect, you are describing a hypothesis. Indeed, maybe your hypothesis is correct, and maybe not. Imagine yourself as the decision-maker here. Would you be willing to risk lives on a hypothesis?

    I responded to your previous post(s). Not that I disagree with anything written here but, the units at CDC that would have led the fight in this public health crisis were dismantled by Trump because he did want to be paying people who were “sitting around doing nothing.” Of course, they would have been doing the planning and practicing to prepare for such an outbreak. They would have been ordering the necessary supplies and training hospital and nursing home staff and first respondents. You know: all of that Deep State stuff that bureaucrats do.

    Yet here we are facing a global health pandemic emergency – which grow worse by the day. Similarly, the distinguishing feature of a virus is an insidious process of self-discovery to grow freely notwithstanding containment. I will leave to the Darwinian scholars and professional virologists to educate us more precisely on what’s going on biologically. But for me, I think that as you suggest there are no silver bullets, but there are ways of building good resistance: stop the flow of misinformation; invest broadly in federal, state, and local health infrastructure; spend deeply in scientific research.

    There is a lot of hype out there but there are a few very good recent public press articles:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/29/health/coronavirus-flu.html (by Denise Grady with input from Gina Kolata and Knvul Sheikh)

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387 (by Anthony Fauci and others) and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html .

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Sojoürner of Truth: With sincere respect, you are describing a hypothesis. Indeed, maybe your hypothesis is correct, and maybe not. Imagine yourself as the decision-maker here. Would you be willing to risk lives on a hypothesis?

    I responded to your previous post(s). Not that I disagree with anything written here but, the units at CDC that would have led the fight in this public health crisis were dismantled by Trump because he did want to be paying people who were “sitting around doing nothing.” Of course, they would have been doing the planning and practicing to prepare for such an outbreak. They would have been ordering the necessary supplies and training hospital and nursing home staff and first respondents. You know: all of that Deep State stuff that bureaucrats do.

    Yet here we are facing a global health pandemic emergency – which grow worse by the day. Similarly, the distinguishing feature of a virus is an insidious process of self-discovery to grow freely notwithstanding containment. I will leave to the Darwinian scholars and professional virologists to educate us more precisely on what’s going on biologically. But for me, I think that as you suggest there are no silver bullets, but there are ways of building good resistance: stop the flow of misinformation; invest broadly in federal, state, and local health infrastructure; spend deeply in scientific research.

    There is a lot of hype out there but there are a few very good recent public press articles:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/29/health/coronavirus-flu.html (by Denise Grady with input from Gina Kolata and Knvul Sheikh)

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387 (by Anthony Fauci and others) and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html .

    a LOT of Hype even from Phds and Pundits (political or wannabees) out to make a Buck or Personal Glory, the silent achievers are the ones doing the work on the ground Front & Back and succumbing to the “Crown of Evil Torns” (just my way of expressing) they have my Greatest Respect and your views is appreciated though I may disagree at times

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  • nihon:

    so?

    The wuhan virus was exported from china.

    trump took early action by banning flight to and from chinks. and tried to downplay the problem, he needs a strong economy to win re-election.

    but the virus spreads, and the chinks are blaming america for planting the virus in wuhan and laughing at the world. when they were in a crisis, america and the world sent them aid. and now these ungrates are gloating.

    america n the free world will be able to contain the wuhan virus.

    but a 2nd wave is expected to spread in china and soon the communists will again be under lock down. only the well connected who has money n connections get the proper medical treatment. if not, they are left to die.

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  • oxygen:

    MARKET TODAY ON SGX again lao sai (diarrhea) after ECB and Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rate in between scheduled meetings.

    I warned a couple of days ago this

    oxygen: MY RELIABLE SOURCE told me that lots of Sinkies are queueing up in stockbrokerages in LEE-jiapore – despite the annoying coronavirus temperature checks (as if it is foolproof like stocks) and health declaration at door – to reactivate their stockbroking trading accounts.

    If they bought shares in the last 2 weeks of bargain hunting, THEY ARE EITHER THOROUGHLY OR GOING TO BE THOROUGHLY FARKED YET AGAIN.

    Why?

    Fed, not waiting until meeting, slashes rates to zero and restarts QE

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/fed-not-waiting-until-meeting-slashes-rates-to-zero-and-restarts-qe-2020-03-15?mod=home-page

    @ Educating Singaporeans is a COMPLETE IDIOT. Can any dictatorship stop this financial carnage after THE FAILED WUHAN VIRUS OPPRESSION IN COVER-UP, STUPIDLY

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  • oxygen:

    @ Educating Singaporeans

    AND ONE CAN SEE WHY THE TREMBLING PAPpypolitics/PAPpynomics desperate to hold the election soon.

    They must be worried that the financial market carnage MIGHT COMPLETELY BURIED THEIR FAKE ECONOMIC CREDENTIALS unable to explain their lost zombie state, past the coronavirus episode.

    EVEN LEADING GOLD STOCKS IN NORTH AMERICA SAW THE SLAUGHTERING OF AN EVEN BIGGER LAO SAI TOO last night – leading gold shares fallen from 12% to 34% overnight.

    https://www.kitco.com/stocks/hui.html

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