You know how fusion power is always 15 years away?

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Fuck

2020 just got even worse
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Hotarubi wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:25 am Or maybe he just stole the catchphrase from Boris Johnson who has been using it for months.
For months you say? Apparently Shinzo Abe used the same slogan back in 2015:

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BBB was first officially described in the United Nations' Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction document, which was agreed on at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held on March 14–18, 2015, in Sendai, Japan. It was adopted by UN member states as one of four priorities in the Sendai Framework for disaster recovery, risk reduction and sustainable development.[3] The UN General Assembly adopted this document on June 3, 2015.
At the opening speech of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, stated: "The word of "Build Back Better" sounds like a new concept, but this is common sense to the Japanese people, coming from our historical experiences in recovering from disaster and preparing for the future, and it has become an important part of the culture of Japan."[4]

During the negotiation period for the Sendai Framework, the concept of "Build Back Better" was proposed by the Japanese delegation as a holistic concept which states: "The principle of 'Build Back Better' is generally understood to use the disaster as a trigger to create more resilient nations and societies than before. This was through the implementation of well-balanced disaster risk reduction measures, including physical restoration of infrastructure, revitalization of livelihood and economy/industry, and the restoration of local culture and environment". The concept was fully agreed as one of the most important concepts among each state's delegates and embedded into the Sendai Framework.
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xouper wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:12 am No, I do not think Delingpole is laying it on a bit thick. That one book is not the only thing Delingpole is referring to. Not even close.

Perhaps you might comment on Klaus's other books referenced by Delingpole?
I haven't read any of Klaus's books, so I really cannot comment on them. All I read is that one article describing the book which you linked to.

What I am against is the destruction of capitalism and free markets and personal liberties. That's what Delingpole's editorial is about, not technological progress.
Where do you get the idea that that's what it's all about? Who has called for "the destruction of capitalism and free markets and personal liberties"? :notsure:
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Anaxagoras wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:09 am
xouper wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:12 am No, I do not think Delingpole is laying it on a bit thick. That one book is not the only thing Delingpole is referring to. Not even close.

Perhaps you might comment on Klaus's other books referenced by Delingpole?
I haven't read any of Klaus's books, so I really cannot comment on them. All I read is that one article describing the book which you linked to.
Delingpole cited several of Klaus's books, not just the one you focused on.

Anaxagoras wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:09 am
xouper wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:12 am What I am against is the destruction of capitalism and free markets and personal liberties. That's what Delingpole's editorial is about, not technological progress.
Where do you get the idea that that's what it's all about? Who has called for "the destruction of capitalism and free markets and personal liberties"? :notsure:
To answer that, I refer you to Delingpole's two editorials I cited.
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xouper wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:25 am
Anaxagoras wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:09 am
xouper wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:12 am What I am against is the destruction of capitalism and free markets and personal liberties. That's what Delingpole's editorial is about, not technological progress.
Where do you get the idea that that's what it's all about? Who has called for "the destruction of capitalism and free markets and personal liberties"? :notsure:
To answer that, I refer you to Delingpole's two editorials I cited.
Well, I'm not really convinced by those editorials. The closest thing I could find was a reference to this:

Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better

The author of this piece, written in 2016, is Ida Auken, a former member of the Danish Parliament. She says she is imagining a possible future.
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The things she describes are rather far-fetched, and would require an economy where there is essentially limitless renewable clean energy and robots and AIs do most of the actual work.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:12 am Well, I'm not really convinced by those editorials.
Fair enough. You're entitled to your opinion. Reasonable minds can disagree.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:02 am
For months you say? Apparently Shinzo Abe used the same slogan back in 2015:
I'm going to ask a similar question....
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Nyarlathotep wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:09 am Fuck

2020 just got even worse
Nope, the good news just keeps on coming.

We now have vaccines that work at 90-95% effectiveness, and we can reasonably assured that immunity lasts at least six months: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/busines ... s/2736878/

Covid, in the final analysis, is going to be a massive win for science.

I just hope people recognise that when it happens.
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Well, it didn't happen in time for Trump to take credit for it before the election, so it was obviously withheld just to spite him and probably is fake anyway and just a ruse to get people to submit to mystery vaccinations just because the government tells you so.
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The Atheist wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Nyarlathotep wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:09 am Fuck

2020 just got even worse
Nope, the good news just keeps on coming.

We now have vaccines that work at 90-95% effectiveness, and we can reasonably assured that immunity lasts at least six months: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/busines ... s/2736878/

Covid, in the final analysis, is going to be a massive win for science.

I just hope people recognise that when it happens.
That particular comment wasn’t referring to Covid.

More one of the people the thread attracted
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gnome wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:10 pm Well, it didn't happen in time for Trump to take credit for it before the election, so it was obviously withheld just to spite him and probably is fake anyway and just a ruse to get people to submit to mystery vaccinations just because the government tells you so.
I have heard that being seriously claimed. Makes me wonder how many people are in in this massive conspiracy. Every state’s election officials, the entire media, the entire pharmaceutical industry...
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Nyarlathotep wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:45 pm
The Atheist wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Nyarlathotep wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:09 am Fuck

2020 just got even worse
Nope, the good news just keeps on coming.

We now have vaccines that work at 90-95% effectiveness, and we can reasonably assured that immunity lasts at least six months: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/busines ... s/2736878/

Covid, in the final analysis, is going to be a massive win for science.

I just hope people recognise that when it happens.
That particular comment wasn’t referring to Covid.

More one of the people the thread attracted
It seems to me I'm the only one in this thread that might fit that description, especially given how much you have complained about me in the past.

So if I'm not welcome here, then please let me know and so I can apologize for ruining your day and then I'll not bother you again.
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gnome wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:10 pm Well, it didn't happen in time for Trump to take credit for it before the election, so it was obviously withheld just to spite him and probably is fake anyway and just a ruse to get people to submit to mystery vaccinations just because the government tells you so.
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xouper wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:10 am
Nyarlathotep wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:45 pm
The Atheist wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Nyarlathotep wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:09 am Fuck

2020 just got even worse
Nope, the good news just keeps on coming.

We now have vaccines that work at 90-95% effectiveness, and we can reasonably assured that immunity lasts at least six months: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/busines ... s/2736878/

Covid, in the final analysis, is going to be a massive win for science.

I just hope people recognise that when it happens.
That particular comment wasn’t referring to Covid.

More one of the people the thread attracted
It seems to me I'm the only one in this thread that might fit that description, especially given how much you have complained about me in the past.

So if I'm not welcome here, then please let me know and so I can apologize for ruining your day and then I'll not bother you again.
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xouper wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:10 am
Nyarlathotep wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:45 pm
The Atheist wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Nyarlathotep wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:09 am Fuck

2020 just got even worse
Nope, the good news just keeps on coming.

We now have vaccines that work at 90-95% effectiveness, and we can reasonably assured that immunity lasts at least six months: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/busines ... s/2736878/

Covid, in the final analysis, is going to be a massive win for science.

I just hope people recognise that when it happens.
That particular comment wasn’t referring to Covid.

More one of the people the thread attracted
It seems to me I'm the only one in this thread that might fit that description, especially given how much you have complained about me in the past.

So if I'm not welcome here, then please let me know and so I can apologize for ruining your day and then I'll not bother you again.
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Doctor X wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:36 am He knows. It is where Cornpop's ancestors came from.

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