If you're forcing people to take something maybe, just maybe, test it to ensure it has virtually no negative side effects and if it does let people know so they can choose whether to risk those side effects or not.
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All government discussions and actions should be made available to the public who apy for them. All owners of companies (shareholders) should be jointly and severally liable for any damages and debts the company has.
This would make for a more equitable world with less growth but more accountability and less harm to people.
And yet the rational part are now on the cusp of nuclear war with Russia and the adult bookstore need conference turned out to be not only true but genuinely newsworthy.
As always though, the cover up is actually worse than the original crime.
When I now see my GP I have to respond to every question with "is that medically relevant to the issue I came in with?" That is not good for our relationship, trust between GP and patient, my treatment, or my willingness to support the NHS. Sub optional outcomes and more strain on the NHS are inevitable.
Some Cryptos are conceptually inflation hedges due to fixed supply. If people are leveraging their real world wealth to fund their crypto speculation then obviously any real world problems or crypto falls will lead to a disproportionate sell off in leveraged assets to cover margins etc.
As for Celsius, well, there is some form there from previous associations that investors should have looked at before handing over control of their assets.
Most people have faceID enabled (please don't do that!) so as soon as you hand over your device the office can claim he had to check some details, seeing camera towards you and it is unlocked. Even without this they can take it to their car and plug it in to make a backup and hack it at their convenience later.
As cute as this scenario is, wait until "Mike" is permanently banned from your meeting as well as the whole metaverse because he posted something on facebook that while factually correct is currently politically verboten. Then when it comes time to pay his salary the banks have kicked him off their platform too, assuming there isn't already a CBDC for the government to directly control. Mike has to be let go as he can't attend meetings, view online docs, or be paid. When he tries to get another, more menial, job, MS won't let him use linkedin because of something he said about a virus possibly coming from a lab. This is our real future.
AIs are as reliable as dogs. We think we know what they're up to, but we can't tell exactly what parts of the training are being picked up on, e.g. it has been shown that drug dogs react to almost imperceptible cues from their handler rather than the scent of drugs or money.
To trust our money, our freedoms and even our very lives to systems you cannot reliably interrogate or understand is madness.
"...as BPDs are searched electronically there was inevitably significantly less intrusion into individuals' privacy, as any data which has not produced a 'hit' will not be viewed by the human operator..."
That's not how it works. Spying on people is still spying on people. Either LEOs can go through what is stored later, or repeatedly, or knowledge of it inevitably changes the spied upon's actions.
"How about we prosecute non-mask wearers"
Show me the evidence that masks work in the real world.
Ask your doctor if this vaccine is right for you.
I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend until death your right to say it.
Show me the evidence that lockdowns have a net benefit and you may have a point. But we need to wait 5 years to see the actual result and that was the point of my post.
"Lockdowns and WfH kept my partner safe."
WFH kept your partner safe, other people being locked down did not.
"explain how it was all a hoax"
Methinks you are putting words in my mouth.
All these countries lauded as performing brilliantly with Covid (civil liberties aside) cannot be judged until the pandemic has gone through its whole life cycle and the impact of public health measures can be felt (missed medical appointments, childhood development, mental health issues, excess deaths and years of life lost etc.) and that is not possible until around 2025. I have my suspicions, but will wait until the dust has settled before asking for prison time for Ferguson, Ardern, Cuomo, Whitty et al.
@veti "What restrictions is "the west" putting on free speech?"
This wasn't about RT - although I think that was a silly decision - it was about the following:
The United States security services have declared that mal-, mis-, and dis-information are all potentially terrorist activities. The Surgeon General has asked social media companies to send him a list of people making medical claims that do not fit the current narrative for purposes yet to be determined.
The UK has banned unapproved protests. The Online Safety Bill will prevent people from saying "legal but harmful" things online.
I'm sure there are plenty of other things in the offing, but isn't it funny that these are being pushed while everyone is distracted? I half expect them to come after our medical data again.
The use of this conflict to restrict free speech, free press, protest etc. makes it look like opportunism by the west.
The ability to take people out of the financial system for 'reasons' means that they can now do that to the rest of us suggests more than opportunism. But that would just be a crazy conspiracy, right? Like vaccine mandates, government shutdown of scientific debate, vaccine passports, limits on travel, shutting down bank accounts, covid camps, two tiered society, medical apartheid, bans from social media for mentioning lab leak etc. etc.
Actually, people do respond rather well to their own view of risk. The problem is models which do not include people changing behaviour in the face of apparent risks or even things like school holidays. hence the apocalyptic predictions of at least 100k cases per day and half a million deaths leading to the disastrous policies of lockdowns, vaccine passports, mandatory vaccinations, and internment camps.
Looking at the stats, case numbers were falling before lockdown measures were taken in the UK suggesting the reduction was due to people's behaviour changing and not government rules.
Fine, use QALY (Quality Adjusted Life Years) as almost all public health and public safety initiatives did before covid.
A disease that disproportionately affects the elderly and those with comorbidities will not come out as a major public priority unless you happen to be in government and think that a large headline number of deaths is impolitic, regardless of the actual value of those lives.
Please note I detest all of these (except one)
* A way to store vaccine status and history that governments cannot tamper with
* A centralised account whereby governments, or their agents, can scrutinize and approve/disapprove of transactions depending on participants and subject matter
* A traceable, tamper-proof social media identity that can be anonymous online, but also de-anonymised by a court order/signed warrant
* A non-alterable history of police entries or other public bodies' actions who have a history of editing the record when wrongdoing is uncovered
* A history of all locations and purchases so that doctors, or others, can see where you've been and what you bought in case of a medical or legal need