8 people, eh? Well that's a representative sample. Of fuck all.
How do you spread a disease?
How about this: Inject a few million people with the virus and release them into the population.
It's vaccinated people who now carry and spread sickness. Not those who are uninfected.
Don't like the sound of that? Sorry. The science holds on this one.
Let me know when the mothership arrives.
They deserve a fucking education.
What if I told you I know a very well educated micro biologist who refuses to vaccinate his 7 kids? His wife's education is in psychology, but they are still educated, and they steadfastly refuse to vaccinate and when I try to argue I'm told "you don't know enough science to argue with me".
I'd tell him he's being fucking stupid and tell him to get his kids vaccinated before he gets somebody killed. Want fries with that?
Without a 'central counterparty' to verify transactions and thus mitigate that risk, Bitcoin could fail to break into wider use.
The amount of trust in a currency depends on custom. If Bitcoins become widely used in some Chinese regions then they'll gain acceptance, and it might spread.
Northern Ireland bank notes, which are printed by various banks according to their own designs and are branded as "pounds sterling", are not actually legal tender. They're a hangover from an old law that let regional banks print their own money in place of currency issued by the Bank of England. But people in Northern Ireland use them and think nothing of it, including transactions between total strangers. The notes are met with a bit more scepticism when you try to use them in England though.
The only thing stopping Northern Ireland bank notes from gaining wider acceptance in Britain is the Irish Sea which has a tendency to slow down the flow of money across the water. Plus, seasoned travelers change their local notes for Bank of England notes when going to England because they know that the regional notes are going to be harder to spend. So that keeps a vicious circle going of unfamiliarity that undermines trust.
How about "if the system is corrupt then you've got no choice but to work within the corrupt system"?
Ah, the old "well actually I was only being ironic" defence. Nice try.
Did you notice that you advocated blatant corruption, just now?
Why not? Seems to be working for car dealers all over the country. Sauce for the goose.
They're not teaching them the joy of sex.
Fewer people of working age to fund the pensions of retired people. Kinda like the baby-boomer time bomb that's in the process of going off here.
Students in Shanghai performed so well in math that the OECD report compares their scoring to the equivalent of nearly three years of schooling above most OECD countries.
Not sure about math, reading and science, but clearly my geography is bad. I had no idea Shanghai was a country.
Your reading doesn't seem to be up to much either. Nowhere in that sentence does it even imply that Shanghai is a country.
Yes, lots of HR departments in the Silicon Valley advertising for ex-cons with tech skills. This is a great way to spend tax payer money. Let's double down and spend a few billion (in a State with serious financial issues no less) educating ex-cons that can't get security clearance and who are untouchable by HR.
What would you prefer we do then? Let prisons go on functioning as crime academies where the only thing the inmates learn is how to commit even more crime as soon as they're released?
Great. That means that in English cities you'll soon have to hail a "dark" taxi rather than a black one.