Journey in Life: 03/08/21

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Monday, March 8, 2021

"All politics is local" nghĩa là gì?

"All politics is local" -> nghĩa là thành công của chính trị gia gắn liền với việc họ thấu hiểu và ảnh hưởng của họ tới cử tri. 

Ví dụ
The mini polls (cuộc bỏ phiếu) emphasized the phrase “all politics is local”, which encapsulates (tóm gọn) the principle that a politician’s success is directly tied to his ability to understand and influence the issues of his constituents (cử tri).  

There’s a famous saying that “All politics Is local.” As politics has become nationalized and even local candidates are now being forced to follow or defend the pronouncements (tuyên bố) of the national political parties, the adage is seemingly less accurate.  Meanwhile, COVID-19 has caused the news industry to be turned on its head as all news is becoming local.

You often hear that all politics is local, and yet in our political system, the truly local is, officially, “nonpolitical.” I’ve written about this repeatedly and am doing so again, because of my colleague John Nery’s interesting column asking who, exactly, is the opposition (đối lập).

You know the saying – “all politics is local.” In four days, Boca Raton will hold its local city council election. Our local elected officials have the ability to impact our daily lives more than our representatives in Washington, DC.

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Du lịch Phuket 'thất thủ'

thanh niên choai choai 16 tuổi đi khắp làng, ăn cắp quần lót nữ để làm gì ko biết, giờ vẫn chưa truy tìm và bắt được... ;)
-> chuyện "sàm sỡ ở hồ tây" cũng bình thường thôi, đừng bức xúc quá...

As the man made his getaway, a neighbour saw him and yelled out at him.

Woralit Poonthawa, whose wife’s underwear was stolen, told The Phuket News, that he had never had “this kind of incident” at this home before.

“Only me, my 40-year-old wife and our baby girl live here, and we are really worried about the incident,” he added.

Mr Woralit also said that he had already asked police to watch the area for the safety of residents as he said “it is a dangerous situation for children and women”.

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Cùng nông dân giải bài toán "trồng cây gì, nuôi con gì"

trồng cần sa để kiếm thêm thu nhập, mỗi gia đình 6 chậu, như thái lan nhé... :)
Thai households (hộ gia đình) can now grow six pots of cannabis (cần sa) each to supplement their income (kiếm thêm thu nhập), the nation’s health minister said, as the first country in the region to legalise (hợp pháp hóa) medical marijuana (cần sa cho mục đích y tế) further eased rules to promote the crop’s commercial use (sử dụng thương mại).

Families may form communities (cộng đồng dân cư) to grow marijuana and supply the crop to public hospitals and state facilities, or use the plants to make food and cosmetic products as a fresh revenue source, Thailand’s Deputy Premier and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said in a statement on Friday.

...“We are trying to ease restrictions (nới lỏng hạn chế) to allow the public easier access to the plant, but please cooperate and use it correctly.”

"Pert near, but not plumb" nghĩa là gì?

Không ngon lắm nhưng nuốt được là được rồi. Photo by Ghaly Wedinly on Unsplash

"Pert near, but not plumb" -> nghĩa là gần như tốt, vẫn dùng được nhưng không hoàn hảo. 

Ví dụ
Well, there a lot of deer seasons. In Maryland, things get under way real early, with the bow (cung tên) hunt beginning Sept. 15. But the real deer season in the minds of a lot of hunters is the traditional hunt with centerfire rifles. So, the answer to the question in the headline is “pert near, but not plumb.”

Jacob is the Yankee in this bundle, though he was done proudly born to a different form of thems farmers in Wisconsin. Everythin’ he does is pert near, but not plumb, an’ while he can act a bit uppity (tự cao), he is ‘bout as country as corn flakes.

I think I will set up a dial indicator and read carriage (sườn xe) position plus mark the chuck and lead screw positions. Surely it will travel back in same path if it starts from same place on bed and lead screw. Then I been wrong before. I also suspect you are right about the 7 turns being "pert near ,but not plumb".

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"One minute to midnight" nghĩa là gì?

"One minute to midnight" = một phút tới nửa đêm -> nghĩa là giờ phút, thời điểm cuối cùng trước khi điều gì xảy ra. 

Ví dụ
Now in a last ditch effort, Quebec Green Party leader Alex Tyrrell organized a second protest against the development. “The trees have already been cut down, they’re blasting the rocks apart — it’s really one minute to midnight here,” he said.

One point is surely clear, however. It has been left very late in the day. If there is a deal, it is likely to come at one minute to midnight. That is the way the EU always works, and the way most political deadlocks are broken. And of course, that is the moment when there will be maximum political pressure (áp lực) on both sides.

“I think we are at one minute to midnight as far as a conflict with Turkey is concerned,” Kostas Grivas, who teaches geopolitics and weapons systems at the Hellenic Army Academy, told Al Jazeera.

In cases where tough negotiations (đàm phán) are making progress, but a deadline is about to run out, the members of the negotiation sometimes agree to stop the clock at one minute to midnight.

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"One-day wonder" nghĩa là gì?

"One-day wonder" = kì quan một ngày -> nghĩa là người hoặc vật hấp dẫn, nổi tiếng trong thời gian ngắn. 

Ví dụ
Sadly, though I had hopes of a nesting pair settling in, I think this owl was a one-day wonder – I’ve seen no sign of it since. On an unrelated note, if you know of anyone looking for a reasonable rental (thuê) on Cape Cod, we’ve got one that just became available. I’m calling it a cozy (ấm áp), rustic, fixer-upper with a view…

“It could’ve been a one-day wonder. But we’re hoping still with the colder temps (nhiệt độ) that it decides to stay around in the region for others to come and see,” she said. The gyrfalcon (chim ưng phía bắc) is the largest of five falcons found in North America but certainly the rarest. It’s commonly ranked in the top 10 birds that bird watchers want to see the most.

Roads and railways could melt (nóng chảy) on Friday amid scorching temperatures as Britain is forecast to be hotter than the Caribbean tomorrow. Friday's temperatures are predicted to hit 35C as a "one-day wonder" roast brings what could be the hottest July 31 for nearly two centuries.

Many sector components posted their all-time highs on Jan. 21, on the same day that Intel reported better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings and took off in a one-day wonder rally to a six-month high in the low $60s.

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Chúng ta không áp dụng được rồi

dê tự vẩy nước đái lên mặt để hấp dẫn bạn tình... :D
Forget flowers and candy (quên hoa và kẹo đi). For the male goat (dê đực), nothing signals "come hither" to a female goat like a shot of his own hormonally triggered urine (nước tiểu) to his face. As off-putting (khó chịu, quấy rầy, làm bối rối) as that may sound, it's a natural part of goat behavior and all part of the reproduction process (quá trình sinh sản), according to goat breeders (người chăn nuôi). It can also come as a bit of a shock to those unfamiliar with the behavior.

It happens when a male goat — or buck — is in what breeders call rut, that window of time when a buck's hormones signal he's ready to mate with a female goat — or doe. For most goat breeds this happens when the days start to shorten in July and can last several months. Other breeds, like Nigeria dwarf goats, go into rut in the fall.

...what may smell disgusting to humans is like Axe body spray (nước hoa xịt cơ thể) to goats, Dwyer said. And the goats will spray their urine with all the enthusiasm of a middle school boy with Axe cologne.

...According to Dwyer, male goats will spray their own urine inside their legs, on their beards (râu dê) and on their faces to capture and preserve the strong musky (mùi xạ, thơm như xạ) scent. She said it's impressive just how far they can spray that urine and how well they can aim their own penis (dương vật) to do so.

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