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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Loại virus nào còn nguy hiểm hơn coronavirus?

đó là gocontrovirus...
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One of the most alarming things about the pandemic (đại dịch) is how sheepish (bẽn lẽn, e lệ, ngượng ngùng) almost all of us have been in surrendering (đầu hàng) our freedoms to government. The initial (ban đầu) lockdowns (phong tỏa) last spring were met with little protest (phản kháng). Even today, nearly a year later, after the benefits of lockdowns have proven questionable (đáng đặt dấu hỏi, nghi vấn) and the costs exorbitant (cao quá đáng, cắt cổ), even in jurisdictions where the terms of the lockdowns are arbitrary (chuyên quyền, độc đoán; tùy tiện, tùy hứng) and senseless (điên rồ, ngu dại), and despite the fact that many prohibited activities can be done responsibly with minimal public health risk, there is not much pushback against governments’ widespread restrictions of economic and civil freedoms. (If “arbitrary and senseless” seems too strong, just how should we characterize Ontario’s policy that small retailers are not allowed to sell “non-essential” goods in-store but crowded big box stores can?)

After having so easily surrendered our freedoms to the government, we will find it much more difficult to get them back, even after the pandemic is over. Some of the freedoms, such as being allowed to eat at a restaurant or attend a hockey game, will undoubtedly return, but the government-control virus, unlike the coronavirus, is nearly impossible to fully recover from. As economic historian Robert Higgs explained in his 1987 book Crisis (khủng hoảng) and Leviathan (thủy quái), when government both expands its reach and curtails freedom during a crisis, it usually does not return all of the freedom to citizens after the crisis ends.

"Cái ấy" cũng phải bằng vàng mới xứng

nasa chuẩn bị đưa hệ thống toa-lét vào vận hành, trị giá... 23 triệu usd ;)
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It’s packed inside a cargo ship set to blast off late Thursday from Wallops Island, Virginia.

Barely 100 pounds (45 kilograms) and just 28 inches (71 centimeters) tall, it’s roughly half as big as the two Russian-built toilets at the space station. It's more camper-size to fit into the NASA Orion capsules that will carry astronauts (phi hành gia) to the moon in a few years.

Station residents will test it out for a few months. If the shakedown goes well, the toilet will be open for regular business.

With SpaceX now launching astronauts to the space station and Boeing less than a year from sending up its first crew, more toilets are needed.

Bài trước: Hết răng ăn...

Hết răng ăn...

thợ nước đấm vào mồm đồng nghiệp khi đang... sửa toa-lét...
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A plumber (thợ sửa đường nước) reported being assaulted (tấn công) by a co-worker (đồng nghiệp) while on a job at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 28. According to the victim (nạn nhân), he called his boss (sếp) for a second plumber to assist with installing a toilet at a home.

The co-worker arrived and was complaining (phàn nàn) about the job. When the victim told the man to stop complaining and work, the man reportedly punched (đấm) the victim in the mouth (mồm), causing an injury (chấn thương). There was no further information at the time of the report.

Bài trước: Quý khách chú ý

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