How about we focus on those things that actually gets people hurt, like banksters taking chances with the economy and politicians using the army to play chicken-race.
Both a red herring AND a false dichotomy. Impressive!
In the case of smallpox what would happen is that the scientist screwing up might get infected and placed in quarantine.
What if he's immune, and, becoming a carrier, boards a plane?
No one who wasn't literally insane would try to use smallpox as a weapon
What's a "cis"? Sounds like a codeword of the intolerant to me.
You're part of the problem.
The "ghost cities" you talk about are actually gradually filling up as more population moves from rural settings into the cities - this has been a long term goal of the Chinese government, but their "long terms" are a fair longer than the "around next election time" terms that westerners tend to think in.
True, running a government is so much easier without that pesky democracy to get in the way.
Well, considering the ruling party SED had the name "socialist" in it, I'd say he was correct.
You're European, aren't you?
Well covered by, "Engage!"
I'll be in my ready room. Tea, Earl Grey, hot.