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    They were punitive tariffs levied in a dispute...

    They were punitive tariffs levied in a dispute with the EU which are now being removed. Has he removed the tariffs on the EU as well at the same time or just the UK?

    Obviously if we were still in...
  2. Thread: Hong Kong

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    Hong Kong turning into East Germany? Reports...

    Hong Kong turning into East Germany?

    Reports that residents of Hong Kong will be forbidden from emigrating by August. A new iron curtain.

    RIP Hong Kong. Anyone who can should get out now.
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    I can hear that gnashing of your teeth from here....

    I can hear that gnashing of your teeth from here.

    Deals coming through with the USA and the CPTPP, this is the future not the past about worrying about whatever sclerotic Europe is obsessing over...
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    Singapore welcomes and supports the UK’s formal...

    Singapore welcomes and supports the UK’s formal application on 1 February 2021 to accede to the CPTPP.  

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  6. Thread: covid-19

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    I suppose that 50% might not be evenly...

    I suppose that 50% might not be evenly distributed. Still depressing.

    Hopefully in cities like Atlanta where there's more risk there'll be less idiocy on this.
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    Well indeed, the figures I'd seen were 90% white...

    Well indeed, the figures I'd seen were 90% white Democrats, 50% white Republicans and 70% of blacks and hispanics getting the jab.

    From that I would have guestimated teachers to be ~75% up for the...
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    America really is a world away. It is remarkable...

    America really is a world away. It is remarkable the figure could be 90% this side of the pond and 46% that side.

    Why is it that they don't want to get it?

    I wouldn't have thought teachers...
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    From memory About 7% of white Democrats don't...

    From memory
    About 7% of white Democrats don't want to be vaccinated.
    About 30% of blacks and hispanics.
    About 50% of white Republicans (!!!!)

    So the South is pretty f**ked unless attitudes...
  10. Thread: covid-19

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    Interesting the US Governors suddenly abolishing...

    Interesting the US Governors suddenly abolishing all social distancing rules and mask mandates already.

    While with vaccines it should be possible to do that sooner than later it seems rather...
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    You should be grateful you're not getting...

    You should be grateful you're not getting vaccinated?

    That's an original one Hazir! :haha:
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    Well that's pretty extreme. Is there anything...

    Well that's pretty extreme.

    Is there anything that could convince you?
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    Since you think the ongoing pandemic will easily...

    Since you think the ongoing pandemic will easily continue to be an issue through at least 2022 if the UK can in the first half of this year rapidly eliminate deaths, see no further waves and remove...
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    Both have locally calculated the effect of their...

    Both have locally calculated the effect of their dosing regime versus the unvaccinated. So ~95% if 2 doses versus the unvaccinated (Israel) or ~80% if 1 dose versus the unvaccinated (UK). Both...
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    I'd imagine imagine going forwards more things...

    I'd imagine imagine going forwards more things will be computerised to handle this.

    Its long been possible to delay a washing machine to work at night when it will be cheaper. Stuff like electric...
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    I'm not with these guys but they've been...

    I'm not with these guys but they've been advertising a lot recently: https://octopus.energy/agile/

    The prices can adjust half-hourly. The price is capped though at 35p/kWh (which is a lot, but...
  17. Thread: covid-19

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    1. Yes we do. The Israeli data and trial data...

    1. Yes we do. The Israeli data and trial data confirms that the half as many people who would have been protected would have had 95% protection, but given limited supply half the people would have...
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    wiggin - given real world English and Scottish...

    wiggin - given real world English and Scottish data now confirms an 80% reduction in hospitalisations after just a single dose, even for over 80s, do you agree that in hindsight giving a single dose...
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    I'm not sure how it works here but I know some...

    I'm not sure how it works here but I know some energy companies allow consumers to get more on-demand prices too for the same reason of load balancing, it is one reason smart metres are being...
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    I bet they don't have zero regulations. They...

    I bet they don't have zero regulations.

    They just have the regulations they want.
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    Do you have to pay for expansions?

    Do you have to pay for expansions?
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    Deregulation doesn't mean no regulations unless...

    Deregulation doesn't mean no regulations unless you're an anarchist.
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    More "pseudoscience" from the "quasi ineffective"...

    More "pseudoscience" from the "quasi ineffective" vaccine.

    One dose alone reduces hospitalisations by 80%. Fanbloodytastic. Keep denying single doses work or should be counted all you like, I'll...
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    Well in context 'oh my god stop privatizing...

    Well in context 'oh my god stop privatizing essential infrastructure ya crazies' came close.

    This isn't because of privatisation. Privatisation of the infrastructure has nothing to do with any of...
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    It was neither a lie nor a conspiracy theory....

    It was neither a lie nor a conspiracy theory. That was the dates in the chart shared by reputable journalists. Depending upon how you measure it there's other dates available that change it...
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