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To: ggersh who wrote (179686)10/25/2021 9:23:58 PM
From: Pogeu Mahone
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gg you are one slow study

Yes antifa are nazis

I found a Christmas present for you:


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To: Haim R. Branisteanu who wrote (179657)10/25/2021 9:49:34 PM
From: Pogeu Mahone
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Climate change: Sir David Attenborough in 'act now' warning

By David Shukman
Science editor

Published2 hours ago

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Media caption,The BBC goes behind the scenes with Sir David Attenborough on the set of his new documentary, The Green Planet

"If we don't act now, it'll be too late." That's the warning from Sir David Attenborough ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

The broadcaster says the richest nations have "a moral responsibility" to help the world's poorest.

And it would be "really catastrophic" if we ignored their problems, he told me in a BBC News interview.

"Every day that goes by in which we don't do something about it is a day wasted," he said.

Sir David and I were speaking at Kew Gardens in London during filming for a new landmark series, The Green Planet, to be aired on BBC1 next year.

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Our conversation ranged from the latest climate science to the importance of COP26 to the pace of his working life.

The UN climate science panel recently concluded that it is "unequivocal" that human activity is driving up global temperatures.

And Sir David said that proved that he and others had not been making "a fuss about nothing", and that the risks of a hotter world are real.

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Image caption,Extreme weather such as drought will increase as the world gets warmer

"What climate scientists have been saying for 20 years, and that we have been reporting upon, you and I both, is the case - we were not causing false alarms.

"And every day that goes by in which we don't do something about it is a day wasted. And things are being made worse".

But he said the report had not convinced everyone and that they are acting as a brake on efforts to tackle climate change.

"There are still people in North America, there are still people in Australia who say 'no, no, no, no, of course it's very unfortunate that there was that forest fire that absolutely demolished, incinerated that village, but it's a one-off'.

"Particularly if it's going to cost money in the short term, the temptation is to deny the problem and pretend it's not there.

"But every month that passes, it becomes more and more incontrovertible, the changes to the planet that we are responsible for that are having these devastating effects."



His call for an urgent response reflects the latest scientific assessment that to avoid the worst impacts of rising temperatures, global carbon emissions need to be halved no later than 2030.

That's why the coming years are described as "the decisive decade" and why the COP26 talks are so crucial for getting the world on a safer path now.

As things stand, emissions are projected to continue rising rather than starting to fall, and Sir David was sounding more exasperated than I've heard before.

"If we don't act now, it will be too late," he said. "We have to do it now."


We turned to the question of responsibility, a highly contentious issue which will loom large at the conference. Developing countries have for years accused the richest nations, which were the first to start polluting the atmosphere, of failing to shoulder their share of the burden.

The argument is that they should be making the deepest cuts in carbon emissions and providing help to those who need it most. A long-standing promise of $100bn a year for low carbon development and to build stronger defences against more violent weather has yet to be fulfilled - reaching that total will be a key test of whether COP26 succeeds or fails.

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Image caption,Bangladesh, on the UN's list of Least Developed Countries, is battling river erosion due to climate change

For Sir David, this is one of the most worrying challenges, and he says it would be "really catastrophic" if threats to the poorest nations were ignored.

"Whole parts of Africa are likely to be unliveable - people will simply have to move away because of the advancing deserts and increasing heat, and where will they go? Well, a lot of them will try to get into Europe.

"Do we say, 'Oh, it's nothing to do with us' and cross our arms?

"We caused it - our kind of industrialisation is one of the major factors in producing this change in climate. So we have a moral responsibility.

"Even if we didn't cause it, we would have a moral responsibility to do something about thousands of men, women and children who've lost everything, everything. Can we just say goodbye and say this is no business of ours?"

Finally I asked about his own hectic workload at the age of 95 - from filming documentaries to addressing the G7 summit, the UN Security Council and the Duke of Cambridge's Earthshot Prize.



The COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow in November is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought under control. Almost 200 countries are being asked for their plans to cut emissions, and it could lead to major changes to our everyday lives.

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"I don't plan very far ahead - as you say, I'm 95. How long can you go on? It isn't within our gift to say those things or to know those things.

"All I know is that if I get up tomorrow and I feel that I'm able to do a decent day's work, then I shall jolly well do it and be grateful.

"And the day is going to come when I'm going to get out of bed and say, I don't think I can do that. When that's going to be, who knows? I don't."

Having watched him filming for five hours straight, and remaining not only focused but also good-humoured, I suggested that he still loved what he was doing.

"At the moment, I feel it would be a waste of an opportunity just to back out and not do the things I think are very important to do in which I am well placed to do."

And the next major engagement in the Attenborough diary? Nothing less than speaking, virtually or in-person, to what's set to be the largest ever gathering of global leaders on British soil: COP26, in a few days' time.

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To: Logain Ablar who wrote (179678)10/25/2021 10:04:09 PM
From: TobagoJack
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I have HBO max but have not turned on TV for several months or perhaps >24 months. Too much iPad-ing:0)

Thank you for the heads-up!

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To: carranza2 who wrote (179677)10/25/2021 10:05:41 PM
From: TobagoJack
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Too lopsided loaded with crypto that any sell on equity side would not right the ship :0)

Gold appears to start to move, up, along with silver, up.

Year-end may be good.

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To: Maurice Winn who wrote (179663)10/25/2021 10:11:21 PM
From: TobagoJack
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25% of Taiwan Chinese travel paper holders live on the mainland, and arguably the more venturesome sort, a/k/a the most dynamic cohort

and

Taiwan trains lots of Mandarin-speaking engineers for the Motherland, by tithing / subsidy (US$ 300M) of the local governing authority

so,

no combat necessary, and all going well

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To: Joachim K who wrote (179656)10/25/2021 10:14:39 PM
From: TobagoJack
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date is wrong for admiral Zheng He's treasure ships, so maybe earlier trader warriors?

time shall tell.

love archeology.

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To: Maurice Winn who wrote (179650)10/25/2021 10:33:26 PM
From: TobagoJack
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We in hk do not feel oppressed, for we sense advantaged, as we are fortunate.

Yesterday's lunch was fab, at the club, outside, under awning, facing ocean across the lawn, and all very civilised.

My host is a dear nut case, longtime friend, and swung for a more-than-passably-good wine wine-searcher.com proceeded by bubbly, in thanks as he sought advice re crypto going forward. I ordered lemon sole, line-caught, on the bone, and finished with my-always-favorite, cooked cream, a/k/a panna cotta.

Have been invited to follow-up group meal, Saturday 20th Nov to share and partake in knowledge w/ 12 folks, coincidentally all boyz, re crypto. Yes, the planet has gone mad. Love it, the energy.

I am guessing that the girlz, should we boyz be let loose amongst them, would find the crypto boyz more winsome than the fuddy daddy gold boyz.

I am hedged, for I have both.






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To: ggersh who wrote (179649)10/25/2021 10:37:02 PM
From: TobagoJack
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As far as I am guessing, the more folks p*ss-off Erdogan, the harder he shall charge. Difficult to imagine a followup leader for like-minded Turkey.

In the meantime, per <<<<Dark Side of China>>>> Message 33528023

we mill food for rumination ...

bloomberg.com

China's Mystery 'Authoritative Person' Resurfaces to Explain Crackdowns
Ye Xie
26 October 2021, 07:59 GMT+8
In 2016, an unnamed “authoritative person” gained international prominence by laying out the long-term economic thinking of China’s top leaders, saying in state media that the government should prioritize cutting leveraging instead of juicing up GDP growth.

The person, widely believed to be President Xi’s right-hand man -- China’s Vice Premier Liu He and his team – has stayed relatively quiet since then. But in a lengthy interview with Xinhua over the weekend, the “authoritative person” resurfaced. Along with “authoritative” government bodies, the mysterious person projected confidence in the economy, despite growing pessimism among economists. If there’s still any expectation of large-scale policy easing, this mysterious person made it clear that’s probably unlikely.



Liu He in 2020.

Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

In the Xinhua article tiled “Ten Questions on the Economy,” the authoritative figures said policy makers are determined not to flood the economy with stimulus while cutting a reliance on property and debt. The piece downplayed growth risks, saying that job creation, consumer prices and international trade also paint a picture of a steady economy. Instead of propping up the economy, the supply-side reform to weed out overproduction in polluted industries and curb the housing market remains the main focus.

While it didn’t rule out policy fine-turning – the article signaled that more measures to promote internal demand are coming -- the tone of the interview was rather sanguine. It stands in contrast to the more dour view of economists who have downgraded China’s growth next year to below 5% amid the power shortage, housing curbs and periodic Covid outbreaks.



The hawkish stance – focusing on the longer-term structural issues, instead of overreacting to short-term gyrations – is consistent with the tone of the “authoritative person” when they first emerged a couple of years ago. In May 2016, as the economy bounced back from the burst of the stock bubble, the People’s Daily published a full-page interview with the “authoritative person,” warning that an L-shaped recovery (rather than a U- or V-shaped rebound) is the new normal. China should put deleveraging ahead of short-term growth and needs to be proactive in dealing with rising bad loans, rather than delaying or hiding them, the person said.

The prior article briefly sank the stock market. By the second half of 2016, the PBOC started to raise the interbank rates to tighten policies. Ten-year yields steadily increased, rising above 4% by November 2017, after bottoming at about 2.7% in August 2016.

This time, while expectations for an immediate RRR cut have waned, most economists still expect some form of easing is warranted in coming months.

The risk to the consensus thinking, however, is that Beijing’s tolerance for slower growth may be higher than before. The fact that China is pushing forward with the property tax despite the housing slowdown underscores Beijing’s focus on the quality over quantity of GDP. And the authoritative person made sure that message is coming across.

(This story was originally published as Tuesday’s ‘China Today’ column. For more, including to subscribe, click {NI CHTODAY <GO>})

— With assistance by Amy Li

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To: Pogeu Mahone who wrote (179646)10/25/2021 10:38:46 PM
From: TobagoJack
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free speech is dead even as we here on the thread maintains oasis in desert

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To: Joachim K who wrote (179643)10/25/2021 10:39:32 PM
From: TobagoJack
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love the chart, so telling!

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