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  1. @Space It's great, isn't it? I'm already a freelancer so life hasn't changed that much for me, but I am excited to see an up-shoot in remote work due by the pandemic. Life tastes so much sweeter when you don't have to deal with a daily commute and office politics. If all goes well this will become permanent for you, along with millions of other workers.
  2. The UK has significantly less cases of coronavirus than the other major European countries. Expect it to follow in their footsteps more slowly. 18-20% of the UK population is over 65 and the NHS has been over-strained for years now. There's probably not enough capacity to prioritise saving the lives of thousands of older patients.
  3. @Husseinisdoingfine The Nordic countries are some of the best examples of democracy done right.
  4. It's impossible. The U.S uses the first-past-the-post system. Smaller parties cannot gain any ground there. Unless the U.S. adopts a proportional voting system then there's no hope for voting outside the DNC.
  5. @SickLuv Relax. The outbreak in France is light compared to what happened in Italy. Restrictions may be put in place as the number of cases increases in more municipal councils. Until then there's no reason to change the status quo. Premature lock-downs and restrictions will result in economic losses for the country in the long-term.
  6. Maybe they finally realised that they can't force Afghanistan to become a democracy. The initial objectives for the war on Afghanistan were reached years ago anyway. 9-11 was done by al-Qaeda, not the Taliban.
  7. This was explained in Leo's most recent video. Younger generations simply grew up in a different time, where the world is significantly safer, more peaceful and more prosperous than it was 20, 30, 40, 50+ years. This new environment allows them to move up the spiral quicker. There's no other reason. If you lived through the cold war and witnessed the corruptions of the Soviet Union, you'd understand why older generations are extremely opposed to any mentions of socialism and communism.
  8. It's highly likely that the CDU will form a coalition with the Grüne and form a government arrangement similar to that of Austria. Vote Grüne so you can contribute to that. The Grüne in government will be a big step in the right direction for Germany. After 2025 you may finally get a SPD-lead government without the CDU. Maybe then you'll see some of the issues you mentioned addressed.
  9. Lmfao. I can hear the far-right parties foaming at the mouth already.
  10. The ideological match was spot on in my case. .
  11. Just do it. Deactivate your social media accounts and see if you feel any different after a few weeks/months. You can re-activate them later.
  12. Your country uses the First-Past-The-Post system, so your voter apathy is understandable. Still, you'd be singing a different tune if you were born into a more impoverished country, or if you had a much more difficult upbringing. There are people in your country who are barely scraping by, homeless, in poverty and are constantly having their benefits cut by the current administration. These people can't tolerate candidates who won't fight for their interests. We vote because it's the only power we have to influence the decisions our governments take while in office.
  13. It's definitely up there. It's the least corrupt post-soviet state by far, it's decriminalized drug use since 2002, and ranks highly along a bunch of different international rankings. Population's tiny and declining soon, so you'll likely find a better quality of life there as the government dishes out benefits and freebies to boost the country's birth rate.
  14. Offer SEO services to clients via various freelance websites. You could easily hit the $500 mark every month without having to work too much, and continue work with the same client(s) for months at a time.
  15. @silene Plenty of progress has been made since the Brexit referendum in this country, in the same way that the U.S is still progressing under Trump's presidency. We'll be fine. @Light Lover Corbyn would have lost the election no matter what happened, mainly due to his overall incompetence, his refusal to commit to a Brexit position (even before the election), and his repeated failures to tackle anti-semitism within his. There were so many blunders between the 2017 and 2019 election that completely eroded public trust and confidence in him. I can vividly remember several polls where the public stated that they'd rather have a no-deal Brexit than see Corbyn as their prime minister in the run-up to the October 31st deadline. At the very least his manifesto had some inspiring ideas. I hope the 4-day workweek catches on in the upcoming years. P.S. nice profile picture.