June 30: Newly signed NY State budget becomes effective, which included a little-noticed passage shielding corporate officials who run New York hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities from liability for Covid-related deaths and injuries. theguardian.com/us-news/2020/m…
NY State dept of Health investigation: "Most patients admitted to nursing homes from hospitals were no longer contagious when admitted and therefore were not a source of infection;
The first month+ of China/CCP and WHO's lies, obfuscations, owing confusion and ambiguities has been wiped out of almost all the timelines. Everytime begins with mid January, then "trump messed up, lied, etc"
I can debunk all these, but now is not the time theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
Look at this timeline, nothing about chinas violations of Article 5 in the IHR, nor WHO's violations of IHR (international health regulations) articles 9, 10, 11
The IHR was created after CCP LIED about SARS outbreak...
🔥Preview of sales only podcast i'll be doing w/ @jposhaughnessy
Moments that improved "me"
1. Asking a client who regularly referred me biz "why" He was an accountant, said he measures time in 15min blocks, knew i would "get it done"
Different professions respond differently
2. I once overheard at a small party, a client/top decision maker, explaining to their peer from another company what my company "does". The way they communicated it was simpler, quicker, more elegant and i saw the trust between them
3. Turning process into an assembly line, and stations that have to be accomplished.
Optimizes time, improves communication and expectations on both sides of a sale. And if they fail on their side (slow response, etc), you can alert them to it and you can also observe if you fail
New York City could not have done a better job of accelerating the spread of Covid-19 if it tried.
January 28: Coronavirus No Match For NYC, Health Commissioner Says
Dr. Oxiris Barbot hopes the city's first coronavirus case will appear "sooner rather than later" so New Yorkers can see how ready we are
February 2: NYC Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot -
“As we gear up to celebrate the #LunarNewYear in NYC, I want to assure New Yorkers that there is no reason for anyone to change their holiday plans, avoid the subway, or certain parts of the city because of #coronavirus,”
(cont) We hold a community democratic vote to appoint three people to the Council. To eliminate prejudice, we elect 1 Black man, 1 Black woman, and 1 white woman. Each person should undergo at least one 45 minute sensitivity & political training session which we can help organize
(cont) Whenever there is an internal conflict in the Zone, it will be put to the Council. Both people will have an opportunity to present their side of the story to the Council to review.
🔥 “In the future, everyone will be a world-famous virologist for 15 minutes” – Andy Warhol
NonExperts, Mismatched Experts and some are fine people
Scientist: uses the professional language of the sciences unambiguously and free of connotation. They use abbreviated symbols, proper names, and Greek or Latin words, which prejudice the concept as little as possible and allow it to stand only for its freely defined content.
Specialist: works within a narrow & restricted field sphere & also uses the linguistic precision of the scientist
Expert: Someone familiar w/scientific & technical matters who wanders between specialized fields & society at large = point at which knowledge is put into practice
🔥 Quick Thread about Gwadar Port in Pakistan. This is important, you'll know something you're friends don't. Read on
1958: Pakistan buys Gwadar port from the Sultanate of Oman. It cost $3m
2020: Gwadar port is priceless for China and on sale by Pakistan
Gwadar port is owned by the Pakistan government’s Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) and operated by state-run Chinese firm China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC), which has a 45 year lease.
45 miles away from the Iran border and the Gulf of Oman, at the mouth of the Persian Gulf and close to the Strait of Hormuz, the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean, through which +/-40% of the world’s oil passes
Predicting the Winner of Survivor, Winners at war:
I’m a survivor ‘almost’ superfan.
I can’t name every cast member in every episode, the challenges they faced and I don’t study the puzzles in case I ever make it on. Other than that, I’m as much a Survivor fanatic as they come.
Wednesday is a standing dinner date with my sister, she’s a great host and makes me lots of popcorn, a big treat for me that I otherwise wouldn’t eat.
I’ve also watched all the Australian Survivor seasons, New Zealand and 2 seasons of South Africa.
Getting 20 winners together in competition was going to present new production challenges. They all want glossy confessionals, personal moments, more food and no-one wants to go home, ever
"Starbucks laid off about 350 corporate employees Tuesday, an expected wave of job cuts associated with a reorganization announced earlier this fall.
The company, under pressure to accelerate sales growth and in the midst of a multiyear changeover of its top leadership...
, spent the fall engaging in a function-by-function review of its corporate teams, beginning with senior vice president and vice president levels.... Most of the job cuts were expected to hit employees... Sodo headquarters, where about 5,000 people work.
@louis_oneilll@DavidGenat Hmm, U.S has gone (deteriorated?) from being character driven to event driven in which the castaway is a supporting role. Story arc is built for them, castaways have to fulfil their archetypal roles
Physical is no longer a large part of US...
@louis_oneilll@DavidGenat Not having the outstanding physical challenges changes game play premerge significantly, don't need the ozzies/Malcolms, etc to win team challenges, easier to vote out the big physical threats
@louis_oneilll@DavidGenat Social in Aus Survivor (and New Zealand) is remarkable, perhaps because its a smaller country and they are more aware of how they present themselves.
Even the villains such as Harry (and from New Zealand, Adam) are rascally but not socially offensive.
1/ Quick thread, yes. In 2019 Pakistan got +/-$2b in Chinese loans as a bridge while Pakistan was negotiating a +$7 billion loan from the IMF to settle Pakistan’s then urgent finance crisis. There is no transparency to the terms.
Pakistan has felt the tide turn as China further retreats from CPEC. In 2019, at the international “Financial Action Taskforce” meeting in February, China supported grey-listing Pakistan for failing to do enough to curb anti-terror financing.
“I think we should put everything on hold for a year, so we can get our act together” “Perhaps we can stretch CPEC out over another five years or so.” Abdul Razak Dawood, minister for commerce, industry and investment, 2018
In 2019 July