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November 09, 2021, 10:18 PM
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The thing as well about Bitcoin is that, before it's possible to use as a currency, it needs to stop being used as a stock.

I googled this and noticed that, sure enough, it's on some stock exchanges. You know more about all this than I do. Let me ask: why do you believe they should remove it?

I might have asked you this before, but let me ask again: do you speak Irish (or Gaelic)? If not, have you had a problem communicating with the locals over there?

November 19, 2021, 05:26 AM
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Today, I’m going to hold a conference to  talk about Eric Zemmour.
Note that I’m not promoting this potential candidate since I don't want to vote for him if he declares his candidacy. If I had to choose I would vote for Poutou (who was dismissed from his job as a worker at the ex-Ford factory from Blanquefort early 2020)


At 63, Zemmour is set to replace Marine Le Pen as the far right French leader.
Zemmour is expected to officially declare his candidacy in the coming weeks, and there are even claims that he will form his own political party.


Zemmour has been likened to a Gallic Donald Trump, but is more extreme than the former American President. He caused controversy this week after he pointed a gun at journalists at a defence industry show in Paris
The Frenchmen despises immigrants (he has an obsession for Islam), Left wingers, woke culture and even feminists, whom he blames for weakening France. He has written a bestselling book called The French Suicide, which states that traditional France is being swamped by alien invaders. He described England as France's greatest enemy for the past 1,000 years (Remember that Hitler described France as the greatest threat for Germany, with the Jews).

Lately, Zemmour was expected to speak in London about Anglo-French relations (why choose an enemy country?), Brexit and the situation on the Belarus-Polish border. But Eric Zemmour will not be speaking at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on Friday, November 19 in London, but in the room of an Ibis hotel - a cruel disappointment for those who care about places patinated with  history. The British learned academy, created two hundred years ago to promote science and placed under the patronage of Prince Charles, canceled, after verifications, the rental of its amphitheater to the putative candidate, who was to hold a meeting there in front of 300 sympathizers. "Anyone who wants to (...) incite hatred against people because of their skin color or creed is not welcome," said Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London. Same setback in Geneva, where 1,600 people have signed an online petition against the arrival of the far-right polemicist, scheduled on November 24. There he was to give a conference with Geneva lawyer Marc Bonnant, on the shores of Lake Geneva, in the Eaux-Vives park, which belongs to the town hall. But the city councilor of the Swiss city, Frédérique Perlier, indicated on November 14 that he was not "welcome". The municipality cannot, however, prevent the conference of the probable candidate, which should be held in a private place. These failures tarnish the tour of Eric Zemmour, while the prosecution requested a 10,000 euros fine against him, Wednesday, November 17, for "complicity in provocation to racial hatred" towards unaccompanied foreign minors (whom he had described as "thieves, murderers, rapists" in his talk show on CNews, in 2020). Despite a meteoric breakthrough, the former Figaro columnist did not see his candidacy formalized before the end of November, at the risk of wearing out his supporters. His inner circle has their eyes riveted on polls indicating a slight decline, and is alarmed that a "false dish" is on the way to becoming a "hollow". Even the audience on YouTube is running out of steam, from 415,000 Internet users having watched its meeting in Toulon in mid-September, to 160,000 for that in Bordeaux two months later.
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November 20, 2021, 09:18 PM
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At 63, Zemmour is set to replace Marine Le Pen as the far right French leader.
Zemmour is expected to officially declare his candidacy in the coming weeks, and there are even claims that he will form his own political party.

I was reading your post about Zemmour. People like him are very dangerous. Not only do they firmly believe their lies and messages of hate, they have the ability to attract followers and cause real damage. Hitler and Mussolini would have admired a guy like him.

November 24, 2021, 04:41 PM
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Tonight, I’m going to hold a conference about the smart cities.


Lately, a new smart cities ranking was released. Singapore was named smartest global city for the third year.
A so-called smart city no longer refers to the only technological prowess implemented on its territory. In the post-pandemic context of Covid-19 and in the face of the climate emergency, cities are proving to be "smarter" than others and better meet the expectations of their fellow citizens in search of well-being. These smart cities, are at the forefront of health issues and societal challenges.

Singapore tops the Smart City Index 2021 ranking, which lists the cities most involved in technology, ecological, health and societal issues. The Asian city is ahead of Zurich and Oslo. New York City was ranked as the smartest North American city, landing at the twelfth spot on the global list. Los Angeles (31), Washington D.C. (35), Seattle (43) and Denver (45) followed as the top U.S. cities.
Note that three French cities appear in the Top 50, including Lille, Bordeaux being the best ranked (32nd), and Paris only stands out in 61st position. In the Middle East, the first one is Abu Dhabi (28th); in Eastern Europe, Moscow (54th); in Latin America, Buenos Aires (98th) and in Africa, Cairo (104th).
Three cities in Switzerland made it into the top 10. This is partly because of the country’s good healthcare system, according to the IMD.

These are all cities which, according to their inhabitants, have perfectly managed the Covid-19 crisis and tend to quickly become resilient. The latest data collected indicates that environmental concerns are ultimately strongest in relatively wealthy cities.

More generally, access to better air quality and more health services have become a priority since the start of the pandemic. Moreover, the crisis linked to Covid-19 has significantly changed the way in which the leaders of large cities view the challenges to come. In addition to the climate emergency, health-related factors are also becoming a priority. In the light of the experience of the pandemic, it is therefore urban design and planning that must also be adapted to these new challenges to make them definitively resilient cities, in all areas.


Top 10 smartest cities in the world in 2021
1. Singapore
2. Zurich (Switzerland)
3. Oslo (Norway)
4. Taipei (Taiwan)
5. Lausanne (Switzerland)
6. Helsinki (Finland)
7. Copenhagen (Denmark)
8. Geneva (Switzerland)
9. Auckland (New Zealand)
10. Bilbao (Spain)

A photo of Singapore


November 25, 2021, 09:47 PM
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What criteria do they use to determine smart cities? Of the cities mentioned I've been to New York and Taipei. Unless things have changed drastically since my visit, I don't see a reason they'd be named. At the time of my visit New York was crowded as hell. The mass of people walk on the sidewalks is a little like predatory ants in a tropical rain forest. The traffic is extremely heavy with yellow taxis as far as the eye can see. Taipei was also very crowded with very bad air pollution. Lots of people use motor scooters to get around the heavy traffic. If I have to travel there I make sure my trip is as short as possible, and of course I wouldn't consider living there.

December 02, 2021, 03:39 PM
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What criteria do they use to determine smart cities? Of the cities mentioned I've been to New York and Taipei. Unless things have changed drastically since my visit, I don't see a reason they'd be named. At the time of my visit New York was crowded as hell. The mass of people walk on the sidewalks is a little like predatory ants in a tropical rain forest. The traffic is extremely heavy with yellow taxis as far as the eye can see. Taipei was also very crowded with very bad air pollution. Lots of people use motor scooters to get around the heavy traffic. If I have to travel there I make sure my trip is as short as possible, and of course I wouldn't consider living there.
Actually, if you want the techical details about smart cities, I will let you read this:
https://www.oecd.org/cfe/cities/OECD_Policy_Paper_Smart_Cities_and_Inclusive_Growth.pdf