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by cassowary
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: Fixing the Roof While it's Raining......
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Fixing the Roof While it's Raining......

Does anyone ever ask if we should raise taxes? The time to raise taxes is when the economy is booming; not now when plunging into recession. I think it depends who you raise them on. Note that the huge windfall, generated by Trump tax cuts, didn't happen; the US instead ran record deficits. Of cour...
by cassowary
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The CCP is literally coming apart at its political seams
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Riot in China as police from different provinces clashed with each other at bridge crossing

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3077393/coronavirus-police-public-clash-border-reopens-between-hubei-and The CCP says Hubei province is cleared of coronavirus and the lockdown officially ended. But neighbouring Jiangxi province has doubts. Riot started when Hubei people tried to get ...
by cassowary
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: Fixing the Roof While it's Raining......
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Should your kids sacrifice their futures to let grandpa and grandma live a little longer?

Should we sacrifice the future of our children to save old people? This virus disproportionately kills old people (those above 60). Few young people die even if infected. Governments around the world have shut down their economies to save the lives of mainly the old. We all need to work to earn a li...
by cassowary
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: Fixing the Roof While it's Raining......
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Should your kids sacrifice their futures to let grandpa and grandma live a little longer?

Should we sacrifice the future of our children to save old people? This virus disproportionately kills old people (those above 60). Few young people die even if infected. Governments around the world have shut down their economies to save the lives of mainly the old. We all need to work to earn a li...
by cassowary
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Coronavirus and the EU
Replies: 12
Views: 937

Re: The Coronavirus and the EU

The Portuguese press has announced that the Netherlands, Germany, Finland and Austria are blocking the issuance of Eurobonds to help countries fight COVID 19. Italy reacted most forcefully to this position, together with Spain, Portugal and other countries. I'm starting to feel that my old idea of ...
by cassowary
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Coronavirus and the EU
Replies: 12
Views: 937

Re: The Coronavirus and the EU

The Portuguese press has announced that the Netherlands, Germany, Finland and Austria are blocking the issuance of Eurobonds to help countries fight COVID 19. Italy reacted most forcefully to this position, together with Spain, Portugal and other countries. I'm starting to feel that my old idea of ...
by cassowary
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore ‘Canary in the mineshaft’.
Replies: 2
Views: 107

That's the value of saving for a rainy day.

Singapore is dipping into its piggy bank to cushion the crisis. SINGAPORE - The Government is setting aside a further $48.4 billion to support businesses, workers and families as Singapore grapples with an unprecedented crisis posed by the coronavirus pandemic. This comes in addition to the $6.4 bi...
by cassowary
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: I wish everybody safety in the midst of the Wuhan virus
Replies: 24
Views: 1314

Re: I wish everybody safety in the midst of the Wuhan virus

I am OK. We stocked up on food lasting 2 weeks. My daughter is a doctor. She is working on the frontline treating covid 19 patients. Our government asked Singapore students studying overseas to return. They were given court orders to self quarantine at home for two weeks. One got bored and went to ...
by cassowary
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: I wish everybody safety in the midst of the Wuhan virus
Replies: 24
Views: 1314

Re: I wish everybody safety in the midst of the Wuhan virus

I tried to buy it from our local pharmacy but I couldn't because I needed a prescription. As a soldier in Africa I took chloroquine for quite sometime, without any problems, so I feel I can take the decision of taking it now on my own, if I develop the coronavirus symptoms. But the "system" prevent...