Anyone else understand why they’re waiting to enforce this measure, rather than implement it from now? Same story in France and the UK...From Thursday onwards, the wearing of masks will be mandatory in Melbourne, Australia
We don't know how long this thing will be here, so 6 months might be 'meh'-time in few years.It's called...6 months late, but better late, than never
It does remind me of a story I heard a long time ago. It went something like this:BTW I find it weird that there is a term to mean "all races but Caucasians". Why are Caucasians so special?
That's probably true, for people in power at least. If we want to undo some of the historic harm that has happened, they'll need to be able to promote based on race. But for the rest of us who are merely workers or the like, being colourblind is about the best you can do.It is racist to make exceptions based on race. I guess racism will never disappear.
They're in the majority in western europe and north america and probably in russia as well. One of the descriptions of those other than white in this country is 'minority ethnic' which describes this, but can feel a little like 'the others' to those it's describing. It's an incredibly fraught issue, because if you decide to try to mention all of the people that it contains, you'll almost inevitably miss people off, and if you were to succeed it would be a too complicated statement to actually use.BTW I find it weird that there is a term to mean "all races but Caucasians". Why are Caucasians so special?
I assume all jobs that couldn't be done during the pandemic might be replaced by others.Yes, the oil price went negative in the past couple of months; they'd actually pay you to burn it (if you were big enough to have that kind of account with your supplier). But that's not all that surprising; even before this coronavirus epidemic, we'd spent so long improving solar panels and wind turbines as well as batteries to store that energy, that it's been cheaper to generate electricity using renewables than using fossil fuels. Your base electricity price anywhere that has noticeable installations of wind turbines or state solar panels will be going negative far more often than the oil price does (mainly at night when the wind still blows). Your next car will probably run on electricity. We'll still need oil for occasions when renewables don't provide enough to meet the demand both from renewables and connected batteries, but the oil power stations could end up being run down for months at a span, and mainly be run up to keep the gears lubricated I reckon. And we'll still need oil derivatives for airplanes, because they're still the lightest way to deliver megawatts of energy in an instant, the sort of thing you need especially as you're trying to take off in a big plane.
If your job is in the oil business right now, I'd suggest you should have been looking to retrain for a few years now.
Well at least that's improved during the pandemic, since that's currently the only way apart from the house phone that you can keep in contact with family and friends. Lots of older people have learnt computer so they can skype or zoom or what have you.Just imagine what percentage of people don't know yet how to operate a smartphone or a computer, those are usually required skills already needed to find a job in the first place.
I had to look up that too, even though I've apparently already got one! They are indeed very useful, although a little hot to use in the summer.Im using a BUFF
At least those pigeons were better off than the chickens whose meat and eggs are available at many stores. They were also better off than the male chicks that are thrown in the meat grinder for the egg industry. But I agree that it's still really bad.Something pretty horrible I noticed today, and didn't realise was a thing until I searched for it, but I had noticed a few dead pigeons recently. Saw today one was being attacked by a couple of gulls.
Our cultural habits of throwing food and rubbish everywhere brought the gulls here to begin with, and with fast and convenience food being in limited supply, the gulls are turning elsewhere.