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by chenda
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Accommodation and travel strategy options
Replies: 22
Views: 2647

Re: Accommodation and travel strategy options

Someone told me today buying a left hand drive camper van is much cheaper in the uk, and ideal if you are driving to the mainland.
by chenda
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3429
Views: 249745

Re: COVID-19

Otherwise, it's very interesting how all the countries in the world who have yet to get things under control also happen to be under the leadership of various combinations of populism and illiberal democracies. It will also be interesting to see if Corona discredits populism or increases it. Whethe...
by chenda
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: deviant financial strategies and a greenhouse
Replies: 94
Views: 12009

Re: deviant financial strategies and a greenhouse

I've seen Jennifer before...
by chenda
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Off grid living arrangements (legal and other) in various EU Countries
Replies: 25
Views: 1165

Re: Off grid living arrangements (legal and other) in various EU Countries

Nice article about Swiss people moving back to the mountains, a country I have long admired deeply.

https://stories.swissinfo.ch/how-the-sw ... ins#223321
by chenda
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Emigration
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Emigration

Obviously, if you have a passport that allows it, the move it trivial. E.g. a EU passport allows you to live and work in any EU country just by moving there. As far as I understand a Commonwealth passport allows the same for UK, CA, NZ, AU? Unfortunately not. There are reciprocal Visa schemes which...
by chenda
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Emigration
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Emigration

We think about doing this all the time - it's 6th July and I was just commenting to fellow parents on the school run that it's freezing cold today! You must be up north, I've got all my windows open and it's still too warm today :lol: Britain has unfairly bad reputation on climate, it rarely gets t...
by chenda
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Emigration
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Emigration

I got Irish citizenship after Brexit to stay an EU citizen, on the basis of ancestry. Some other countries do the same. Not that I have any intention of ever living in Ireland. I have considered living part of the year in Portugal though. Though the climate is getting hotter, lockdown has been an en...
by chenda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 53
Views: 5965

Re: An ERE dating site

Ya chenda, would you say it is done for selfish reasons than some generous "preserving our way of life" or "protecting our culture"? Well I don't know. Protecting the culture and way of life is definitely part of it, but you can't really expect a young zoroastrian women to only choose from a tiny p...
by chenda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 53
Views: 5965

Re: An ERE dating site

ERE level skills cannot be preserved for generations though unless Zorastrian [Parsee] zeal to marry only within the [tightly knit] community. And with their refusal to allow conversions and exclusion of women who marry outsiders, means they are slowly dieing out. And are suffering heredity health ...
by chenda
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 219
Views: 14262

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

Lee Kuan Yew off of Singapore once said 'If anyone tries to take me on they know I'll don knuckle dusters and meet them in a cul-de-sac. Its the only way you can govern a Chinese society'.
by chenda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3429
Views: 249745

Re: COVID-19

FRx wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:14 pm
The goals isn't to prevent the spread of the disease. That's not possible. So any argument towards that effect seems counterproductive based on the knowledge I have as a physician.
Could you expand on this as my non-medical understanding is that this is exactly the whole point of the lockdown ?
by chenda
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3429
Views: 249745

Re: COVID-19

Campitor wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:01 pm
I'm not surprised people are ignoring any stay at home orders. It's hard to argue about being responsible and social distancing when weeks of doing the opposite was parading across the screen daily with all the riots.
All the more reason to.
by chenda
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: RIP Slate Star Codex
Replies: 104
Views: 6028

Re: RIP Slate Star Codex

I once saw a psychiatrist who I later saw on his Twitter feed made a few off-the-cuff political comments. Nothing especially controversial but I immediately felt our relationship was irreparabley comprised and I couldn't see him again. He was no longer the neutral professional which he needed to be....
by chenda
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3429
Views: 249745

Re: COVID-19

Boris is apparently going to open up travel to Spain, Italy and Greece and waive the 14 quarantine on return. I can understand the desire to salvage the holiday season but it seems very risky for all concerned. But in truth I'd love to get away sometime this year. Aeroplanes seem high risk, but mayb...
by chenda
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3429
Views: 249745

Re: COVID-19

Yes, I've just been to the supermarket and other than myself nobody was wearing a mask. Distancing rules seemed to have gone out the window. We seem set to drag this out for as long as we can. Its unbelievable, appalling to see the crowds at Bournemouth beach today. Given that Germany is experience...
by chenda
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3429
Views: 249745

Re: COVID-19

Interestingly, new cases in the US seem to be increasing the fastest in Southern areas where summer heat drives people indoors. Whereas this spring, they were centered in Northern areas where winter cold drives people indoors. Coincidence I'm sure. Here the unprecedented heat wave is driving people...
by chenda
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 219
Views: 14262

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

For example England decided to break away from the EU. No it didn't, the UK did ;) But yes, the EU is a collection of small to medium size countries, which are generally highly urbanised and I think that has big impact on the culture and politics. Corona outcomes seemed to have varied considerably ...
by chenda
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 219
Views: 14262

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

jacob wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:21 pm
@ Seems to draw on Aristotle too?
Yes and also perhaps on Walter Lippmann, who described the public as 'the bewildered herd'. I'd be interested to hear your take on it if you read it : )
by chenda
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Favorite quotes
Replies: 22
Views: 1191

Re: Favorite quotes

Afterwards I want nothing but peace.
by chenda
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 219
Views: 14262

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

@Jacob - agreed, it's a fine line and there is no obvious solution to this problem. Although I wonder if this plays out or is perceived differently in more collectivist cultures like Japan. You may be interested a book called Against Democracy by Jason Brennan, where he advocates Epistocracy instead...