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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Hạ Long, ngày 19 tháng 7 năm 2017,

"Drastic times require drastic measures" nghĩa là gì?

Sign with Obama on the road to socialism, communism and fascism at a Tea Party rally. Photo courtesy Fibonacci Blue.

'Drastic times require drastic measures' có từ drastic là mạnh mẽ, quyết liệt -> cụm từ này nghĩa là ở những hoàn cảnh/tình huống cực đoan thì cần những biện pháp quyết liệt (extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme actions, derived from the proverb, "desperate diseases must have desperate remedies": bệnh hiếm thuốc hay).

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Drastic times require drastic measures: If 70%-80% of all new digital ad revenue is going to just two players then something drastic is clearly needed. The old adage of your enemy’s enemy is your friend springs to mind.

Drastic times require drastic measures: Aimee Lucido, a software engineer who works at Uber currently, wrote yesterday that she is staying at Uber because she feels like the work she is doing is important.

Republicans, stand your ground on Obamacare - America's greatest threat: We are facing the untenable (không trụ vững được) specter (bóng ma) of schools and other services "falling off the cliff." Drastic times require drastic measures. As a footnote, my wife is a Tier One employee very near retirement, and we are prepared to be part of the solution (lower than promised retirement benefits) provided others, including existing retirees, are required to shoulder their share of the burden.

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