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The Government that Cared about its Own Benefits is More Horrible than Covid 19

And it’s still, WE the people’s, fault, because we allow the government to, keep on, ABUSING us!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Starting in March of this year, the confirmed contractions broke a hundred cases by the day, by April, the number went up to more than 10,000 per day, and, by May, it’d, exceeded to close to 100,000 cases, and the rise of rate of morbidity occurred to, with young children and elderly in the population making up the majority.  In the lacking of resources, medical personnel, the meds, because the government failed to keep the virus from getting into the country, they’d used the excuse of “we’re now changing the means to coexisting with the virus”, and used backed its claims using a ton of, not-yet-mature enough results from the researches internationally, continued to try and persuade the people, that there’s a lower rate of morbidity now, stressing that the government’s goal of tackling MERS-CoV is in coexisting with it, to cover up how the pandemic is, spreading all around Taiwan locally.

And yet, during this time of heightened pandemic watch, we all saw, how delayed the reactions to help the people the central government had been, that it’s all left, to the individual cities.  Especially, the set up of the quick-scan station at the Songshan Airport, it’d, fazed me so.  As I’d passed the airport awhile ago, there was no route separating those who’d contracted the virus, from the rest, and most of these visitors are from the regions of islets, and those places had a lacking in medical resource provisions, and isn’t this, increasing the risks?  And, the workers of the airport were in close contact with everybody who was in and out of the airport, and wouldn’t it be increasing the risks of contraction too?  And, if lives were lost because of these, how would this country shoulder up the responsibilities, for setting up the wrong policies?

“Should We Coexist with the Virus?”, I believe, this is the wrong topic, first, we only have a limited knowledge of the virus with all the data collected built on the different races of people in the world; plus, Taiwan’s pandemic wasn’t out of control from the beginning of the outbreaks like in the U.S. or in Europe, we knew that there are means to delay the onset, but, we’d come to find, that in these past two years, the government lacked the provisions of preparing the nation to coexist with the virus, the testing of the systems of care provisions, to withstand the pressures, it’s like, it’s a trial-by-error basis, like how the government had been forced to keep on coming up with brand new excuses, for its lack of, foresight.

Secondly, the government kept stressing that those who’d died already had the predisposition of illnesses attempted to use the big data to mask up this group of people whose lives are, already, lost.  While the real point here is, even AS the goal of coexisting with the virus is now set, but, did the government do anything, to protect the group of lesser individuals, those with the weakened immunities, those who can’t receive the vaccines, those who work in the medical scene?  Did the government give them weapons to protect themselves against the invasions of the virus, the resources, and help them gain the confidence that they can, defend themselves against the virus?  So, I believe, that what’s scary is NOT the virus itself, but the government that cared about its own benefits.

And so, this article basically showed, what a lot of us, already KNOW about this government of ours here: it only CARED about its own party, delayed in response time of everything, because we were ahead (yay us!!!), from the start of the pandemic, when the virus had yet to, mutate, and this DDP government still got STUCK in that mindset of: yay, we’re NUMBER ONE, and that’s, exactly, WHAT had, screwed us over, and yet, the supporters of the DDP still can’t wake themselves up, because they’re, following the leader to H-E-L-L, and taking the REST of the general population down with it!

And there’s, NOTHING that we the people can do ‘bout it, because we’d been enslaved by the government, and we just don’t feel like rebelling against this dictatorship no (and your point being???) more, ‘cuz what is the use?

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Families or, Outsider

Caught in her mother’s, mind games, and she hadn’t, figured, a way out yet, and so, she continues to, enable her mother in her, bad behaviors!  Translated…

My parents were divorced when I was young, three, five………or maybe even, younger?  I really don’t, remember, but I can’t, recall what “home” looked like.

I’d followed my father and stepmother to live for a while, in my, not happy enough but without the worries childhood years, and, in high school, I’d, gone to live with my mother, at the family home that she got, remarried to, and started, my not bright-colored, filled with dreams, teen.  I think, it took me a lot, to make myself grow up fine, tried my hardest, to learn what exactly, this world is to, teach me, to learn about the relationships, the love, that aren’t, constants in my life, to get to know, what families, and family members, look, like.

Until I had left home, become independent on my own, started renting away, I’d started, trying to, understand the meaning of, family.

My mother is remarried, she’s taking care of her other family, I had three more siblings, and we’d spent the New Year’s holidays together, gone out, and gathered for meals.  And, as my mother worked too hard, felt too bad, after she’d felt taken, and gotten drunk, she’d called me up, to pour her heart out to me, cried about how the home she now had, did not show her, enough, respect, the complaints came one by one: how bad the foods tasted in that home of hers, how she and her new families are having disagreements on the delegations of the chores around the house, the frictions she’d had with those family members of hers.  Every time as I’d done hearing her, I was the one, getting too upset, because that is what I’d lacked, growing up!  Then, I’d walked out of my place, like I was, getting someone back, went to my mother’s, home, with the words, sharpened like the swords, my eyes, sharp like the arrows, like I was, getting even.

But, who am I, getting even for?

Then, my mother would, switch her tone, and soothe me, told me that it was, all right, then, my anger made me into, an outsider of that, family, I’d turned into, that, outsider.

And, turned out, the hardest of the choices, wasn’t who I want to live with when my parents got divorced; nor is it, whether or not I’d answered the phones, to hear whoever was on the other end pouring her/his heart out to me.  This difficult choice that God had sent my way, which side do I belong, in the realms of, family relations, so I can, feel, like, I’m not, the, odd one, out?

And so, this is how bad these parents are, they made their kids choose sides, and, this mother had, manipulated her own young, to feel sorry for her, by emotionally blackmailing the child, perhaps, to make her feel more important, like in the cases of Munchausen by proxy, to get the attention on her, and this child feel, too tired of all of this now, and still hadn’t a clue of how to stop her mother from doing this, and this child unknowingly, became, the enabler of her/his own mother’s, emotional blackmail.

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The CDC that Became a PARROT!

Yes, the CDC would want, a CRACKER here!!!

The CDC that became a PARROT

As it only Reports on the Statistics

Not Come up with the Solutions to Keep the Virus Contained

The CDC that became a PARROT

what that, looked, like…

That Only Repeated the EXACT Same Word Phrasings, EVERY Noon (‘cuz that’s when the dude started, play that broke record of himself).

The CDC that Became a PARROT

And NO, Pauley does NOT get that CRACKER

Pauley doesn’t do SHIT

And We’re Still Allowing the CDC, Headed by a God DAMN Dentist

RUN this @#$%ING (maxed out!) Country to SIX FEET UNDER???

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With the Members of the Public, Coexisting with the Virus, Did the Schools Become a Petri Dish for the Virus First?

Off with the head of MORONS who came up with this, half-assed idea, if only, I have the power here, but I don’t, so yeah, those stupid moronic government officials, get to see, another, day (sigh…), off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The committee of the DDP invited the researcher of the Central Research Agency, He to present the case studies, He mentioned that contracting the virus naturally and the vaccinations, combined, can get us the “combined immunity”.  And, the assistant director of Chenggong University Hospital, Lin also in the videos, explaining the tactics of the CDC: most of the public had three vaccinations, “at this time, everybody should contract the virus once”, to get the immunity going, this is more effective, and longer-lasting than the vaccines.

the classrooms, taking the preventive measures…photo from online

The words of these two officials had sparked up debates.  Although He had not advocated that people get infected, but instead, telling the people to not be afraid of contraction, and the Chenggong University had pulled off the video, to get the more “updated version”, then streamed it online again, stated that MERS-CoV will become flu-like, that we need to be careful, but not fear it; but as the number of cases is on the steady rise, both officials’ beliefs seemingly, coincided to explain the CDC’s “zero-plus-seven” new rule of quarantine, forcing us to get into the minds of coexisting with the virus.

The defense of spread across the schools can exemplify how messed up the government’s rule against the spread is, how ambiguous the mandates of the government had been from the start.  Based off of the “Zero-plus-Seven” rule, if the family members of the contracted persons had three shots, and has a negative reading for the quick-scan results, then, they don’t have to be quarantined; and, this rule does not apply to the students in middle and high school who had not had their third vaccine, and so, the middle and elementary school students are exempt from this rule; and yet, the teaching staff of the schools, still need to abide by the rules of the school, staying away from school for seven days.  Yet, there’s, the ambiguity of the rules of defense against the spread of MERS-CoV in the schools, the conflicted policies, getting away from the reality of things, lacking empathy, scapegoating.

Up until the twenty-first, there are a total of close to 130,000 students who’d contracted the virus, and, there are, more than two thousand schools that’s stopped their schooling sessions partially, or completely.  The most numerous of confirmed cases of contractions were found in the elementary schools, the universities came second, and preschools, third.  The Department of Education already agreed that the universities can use the distance-education means until the end of this semester, while in the elementary and preschool levels, there is only the halting the physical classroom sessions for three whole days for the classes with students who’d contracted.  And the Department of Education had devised the system of quarantine, listing all who sat around the contracted student to stay out of school for three whole days, with the rest of the students, coming in the same.

What sort of a psychotic logic is this!  The Department of Education’s agreeing to the universities halting the physical classroom sessions is due to the sudden increase of confirmed cases in the student bodies, not enough vacant dormitories for quarantining to work, to avoid the students who’d been confirmed of contractions to live in the kitchens of the dormitories, to camp out in tents around the campuses of the schools; while the reason why it won’t allow the elementary, middle school students to learn using distant-education means wholly is because of the locations, the schools’ preferences individually, to not impact the learning of the students.  The goal of this has nothing to do with keeping the virus from getting into the local schools, so chaotic, and confusing!

Especially how the students who’d sat around the eight sides of the student who’d been confirmed of contraction getting kept out of school, it’s totally unrealistic in application.  The Department of Education believed that the students would NOT move around during their class time, that they’re all, dummies, sitting in class, not interactive with their fellow classmates, totally, unsound, unreasonable, and only causing the teachers problems in instruction, and the burdens onto the paperwork, adding to the risks of students contracting the virus, and the parents’ worries.  And so, as soon as the nine seats around the contracted rule came out, the Department of Education was cussed at, the FB of the Department of Education, got filled up with the upset messages from parents and students, as well as, instructors too, Taichung stated that they will NOT follow this rule by the Department of Education in any more, both Taipei and Hsinbei said that they will use the rules as only references, Taoyuan followed the rules, and the groups of students from the local schools signed a petition to protest this, and the parents started taking their own children out of school, on “days off from the outbreaks”.

and, here’s, the “nine-seat quarantine” rule that the Department of Education came up with!

the red points are the students who were confirmed of contraction, and the boxes are the students who sat around the students who were confirmed of contraction that needed the quarantine days off…diagram from online

So, this is still, just how, half-assed, the system set up by the government on the defense against the spread of MERS from school children is, this is totally brainless, I mean, the symptoms are now, mild and, without the availabilities of the quick scan means to all who may need, there’s NO way of being absolutely certain, that the virus won’t get from schools, to the home, I mean, it’s not like you can see the virus, in the snot of school children, coming from their noses, and as they wiped their noses off, and then, touch everything around them, is it?  Of course N-O-T.

This still just showed, how the government is, already, at its own wits (uh yeah, as if the DDP is, intelligent enough here???) end, in trying to at least, slow down the spread of MERS-CoV in the country here.

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Using Party Politics in the Means of Defense Against the Spread of MERS-CoV, Who’s Creating the Problems Here?

How the DDP’s favoritism toward the cities ruled by the DDP party members are all, getting everything, while the two major cities, Taipei and Hsinbei that aren’t ruled by the DDP, with the LARGEST number of population, gets, overlooked, and, as the president played that game of party-favorites, we’re all, totally, FUCKED up here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The confirmed diagnoses of MERS-CoV is as high as ever, spreading out mostly across the city of Hsinbei and Taipei, Tsai made her tour to Hsinbei, and the public criticized her for “passing by the outbreaks”.  Although the office of the president tried helping her case, but she’d gone personally to Taoyuan, Hsinchu, with the heads of the cities favoring the DDP, but had, “let go” of the cities of Taipei and Hsinbei, with mayors of other political parties, and it’d made the locals in Hsinbei and Taipei felt, that she was indeed, “playing favorites!”.

Yesterday the president stated, that we are at the most critical time of the outbreaks now, the government will work with the people to get through this, that the central government needs to work with the local governments to get everybody through this time of hardship.  Although her words were, correct, but now, both Taipei and Hsinbei Cities aimed their ammunition toward the central government, it has to do with the central government’s selective means of using the defense against the spread of MERS-CoV.  On April 6th, the president hosted the meeting to discuss the means of defense against MERS-CoV, she’d invited the mayor of Taoyuan, and was using webcam conference with the mayor of Kaohsiung, Chen, but both mayors of Taipei and Hsinbei Cities weren’t invited to the conferences, and at the time, the press questioned the president, for preferential party affiliations in the defense against the spread of MERS-CoV.

Back then, the office of the president stated, that “only someone who cared too much about politics, the election will mention the party affiliations, the election too often.”  But, at the height of the outbreak yesterday, although Tsai made her appearances to Hsinbei City, she was there, to attend the DDP party position elections, and she’d, slapped herself across the face.  Even if the president called the entry level physicians in the city of Hsinbei, to have them set up the arrangements herself, but, the commander of the city is Hou, she’d hoped to skip him over, who has a higher position in ruling the city than she had, would this not be counterproductive?

and here’s a video from the news station on that, off of YouTube

防疫分顏色?侯酸:地方等嘸回應.總統講話才有用 @寰宇新聞 頻道 – YouTube

and yes, the link works!

And the means of defense against the spread of the outbreaks, are not in synch on the levels of local and federal governments, it seemed, that the heads of both Hsinbei and Taipei often “cussed” the Central government out, but that’s because the local government heads were worried about not having enough resources to help the people defend themselves, the lacking in medical provisions.  And, all of these problems, shouldn’t the central government be in charge of, showing total support for the local governments’ needs for the people’s sake?  How can the central government still be calling the heads of local governments out, if it’s been doing its job correctly?

The virus don’t have preferences of party, and, yet, Tsai’s means of helping the people defend against the spread of MERS-CoV had been based off of party affiliations since the very start.  As we had not met up with the height of the outbreaks, seeing how Tsai stressed, “There’s NO difference in parties, the local governments and the central government need to work together on all of this!”, please, can you, please STOP showing favoritism to the cities based off of the party affiliations of the mayors?

This still showed, how hypocritical the government, as well as the president is, the DDP only takes care of ITS own party’s cities, and let go of the two larges cities in the country, Taipei and Hsinbei, because these areas aren’t ruled by the members of the DDP party, and under this dictator who played favoritism toward her own party so overtly, those of us who don’t live in the “green” areas, we’re all, totally, SCREWED for sure!

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Wife or Lover

A loser, caught between his own wife, and his, whore, and it wasn’t until that the other woman (his whore) made the decision to start over with another brand new man, the affair had, finally, ended!  Call this, the confession, of a CHEAT if you will!  Translated…

I admit, that I fell for, another woman, the night I’d asked that girl to sleep with me away from home, I’d found, I’d started, falling deep.  After all, for a man, from loving a woman, to being in love with a girl, that means, that happiness must, learn to, coexist, with the, heartbreaks.  I’d met a ton of women, but only as I held her, I’d be reminded, that I was, cheating on my wife of twenty years, like how back in college, I’d, dated two girlfriends at the same time, I am, ashamed of myself.

Making a choice normally comes with, comparing the two, disappointment, and destruction of a relationship.  I’d cherished and loved people, not wanted to hurt women and cost them to waste their youth away on me, actually, I don’t want to ignore my own, instincts the most, in my maturity, I would’ve, never imagined, I could, feel my heart skipping a beat in time again, the love came, out of, nowhere, her smile started, surfacing before me, and it’d, made me feel the bliss, I’d loved, seeing me, reflected, from her, brown-colored, pupils.

like this…

and it’s still, ALL the man’s fault here! Photo from online

It’s not that I don’t love my own wife, I do, everybody knew it, I’d help around the house when I got home, took my kids to cram school, kiss my own wife passionately, and made love to her too.  I believe, that staying low key, and keeping this as is, can keep everybody safe, and, being in power, I’d given all my time, my money, as well as, my love too, and not wanted get anything back from, anybody else.

But on that day, as she’d, started, feeling something for another man, I couldn’t help but feel that heartache inside of me, and that sense of loss, and that was when I’d realized, that I too, had been, too afraid, to choose, fearing that I may not have, everything I ever, wanted.

And yeah, this is the mindset of a cheater here, he can’t let go of his wife, out of obligation, out of, responsibilities, as she’d kept his home so well, birthed out his children, and yet, he still couldn’t help but fall for that, younger woman, who’d, made him feel, more alive, that’s just the general state of mind for men who cheat, they wanted it both ways.

Well, here’s that NEWSFLASH (again!) for you, you mother FUCKING sons-of-bitches (still not the four-legged varieties, because at LEAST we can all train those to behave themselves!), we want it both ways, it’s just that most women (this might be a generalization, I wouldn’t know here!) are bound by morals, and the society’s views of women who cheat, being labeled as “whores”, “tart”, “harlots”, etc., etc., etc., that would keep us all way, from cheating on our, husbands, and besides, women are more prone to emotional/psychological affairs, meaning that we do NOT act on our urges to SCREW!

And so, that is, that.

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Boundaries

The schemata of how we interpret things, which got exacerbated by what was told to us, adding to the stereotypes, which made us get into the flight mode, translated…

I’d stayed in the third largest city of the U.S., Chicago for a time.

Before I set out, the contacts of University of Chicago notified me, that they’d set me up for the international student dorms, that a lot of the shorter stay exchange students or the scholars all live there, that it’s a, “safe” location.

I couldn’t understand what the man meant “safe”, started guessing at it, was it the earthquakes?  The typhoons?  Or, the threats from the Chinese missiles?  And clearly, it was, NONE of these.

The contact also told me, because I had a mediocre length stay, and it was in the middle of the semester, that if it was during the summer vacations, I could find a room to rent from a student who’d gone home, that it would be cheaper, and closer to the school, that it would be, “safer”.

Another matter of safe and safter, the man kept mentioning the word, “safety”, and it’d made me imagined the gun shooting scenes in the American movies, and I couldn’t help but, trembled, and started wondering on the “difference between safe and safer”, and, with my language barrier, I would have to live at a “safer” location, why would I want to risk being just, “safe”? 

Perhaps, my contact noticed my trouble, he’d immediately told me, “don’t worry!  You live on 59th Street, 59th north up to 49th is all safe, just don’t go over 59th~”

This made me worry even more, south of 59th is dangerous, doesn’t that means, that I live, on the “borders”?  Then, how can I be certain of how what’s “unsafe”, doesn’t break the boundaries?  Or, is the real boundaries of “unsafe” actually on 60th or 61st, 59th could be, farther away, from what’s, “unsafe” then?  But, what is the measurements, the considerations of this, means of, “safety”?

After a long, long ride, close to twenty hours since I’d landed, I’d finally, arrived at the gates of the international student dormitories, it was a road of at least, eight lanes, a freeway with all the cars rushing by, like a river that you can’t see the other side of.  There’s the widened island in the middle of the road, the green trees grew on that island, and I can’t seem to find a pedestrian’s crossing section.  I’d finally understood, the boundaries of “safety” of the 59th then.  I’d thought, what weaves to and from, in and out of this, boundary, perhaps, are nothing more than the pigeons, and the, sparrows.

Every day, I’d trekked to and from the international dorm and the school, and on the weekends, I’d gone to Lake Michigan to stroll.  As it was winter, there’s, nothing but snow on the streets.  And, I’d started, bumping across those riding out on their bicycles or the joggers, those who’d brushed shoulders with me, no matter the skin colors, they all, looked, decent, enough, and clearly, the local residents were with, higher levels of, education, with good jobs, and, so this, is a, “good” district.  I’d always, stared dumbfounded across the other side, looking up at the clouds overhead, imagined what the trees covered up, what’s, on the, other side?

One day, a few of my lab mates were driving out.  All the way, we were all chatty, and getting into good conversations, and then, suddenly, after a turn, everybody fell, silent, and, the streets were, sunken, in the, darkness of the rustiness of the steel, and, even if the colors are painted with brighter colors…………as I saw the faces of those who’d been living in Chicago for long, as a newbie, I’d, come to know, and, started, making myself, scarce in the seats.

At this time, the engine started, making the weird noises.  The driver started, sweating now, the passenger next to the driver, with his eyes opened wide, as if mumbling, “why did you have to turn in here”, and questioning, “did you get this car tuned up on time?”, at the same time, alerted to watch the goings on of the window, with one hand, clenching the handlebar over the window tight.

The engine that sounded like it was dying, was totally a contrast to the hearts beating in the car then, I’d felt heated u, but that cold sweat started, rolling down my spine.  Then, a few more blocks, the car, died.  And the three large guys by the side of the road noticed us, and the driver started getting, panicky, there’s no other pedestrians, no other cars anywhere near us.  The large man moved slowly, the driver quickly pressed the central door lock systems, and we had all, started, hyperventilating, and the driver started the keys in the ignition over, over, and over, I’d squinted my eyes to the lines.  “Could it be that he’s here, to offer us help?”, a thought came to me, but I’d not, dared, blurt it aloud……………

It’s moving, it’s moving, the car is, moving, I’d looked through the rearview, saw the large men spreading their arms out, and, shrugging, away.

Then, I kept on wondering, maybe, they were there, to help us out, it’s just, that invisible border of the stereotypes are like the boundary of the 59th, like that huge gap that none of us can, and were, willing to, cross, to the point that as I’d asked my friends later, if they would, live through it again, will they still have run in a hurry, they’d responded, that they, would.

And so, this is how the stereotypes can get so deep in us, that we get into the mindset of automatically separating people into the categories that we were, socialized to put them in, and that’s just wrong, because if you don’t get to know the individual personally, how can you tell if the person is good, or bad, just based off of their, skin colors?

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As I’d Loaned Him What He’d Asked

Fooled me once, that was, enough, I won’t let you fool me, again!  This is why, we should, NEVER, allow anybody to borrow any money (and I don’t mean a quarter, a dollar, etc., etc., etc.) either here!  Translated…

Six months back, a friend whom I’m not really acquainted with lost his job, and texted me, to borrow some money.

I had this rule of letting my friends borrow the money, which was, “borrowing is giving”, I’d set myself up, mentally for that, otherwise, if I can’t get what I’d loaned my friends back, I will have to pursue after them, and we might end up, never be friends anymore.  I don’t want to make that same mistake again, and so, I’d, handed him a few thousand dollars, told him that it was “to help him take care of his aging dog, the medical costs”, and, I’d showed him my willingness to help him out, and, made sure I didn’t, hurt his, pride.  And, in order to discourage him from asking for another loan, I’d, given him, a whole lot less of what he’d, asked me to borrow him too.

I thought, that he got it, knew, that I’d, “given the money for him, instead of letting him borrow the amount”, that there’s not a, next time, and yet, recently, he’d sent another message to me, “Chiu, can you help me one more time?  I am really embarrassed to ask this.”

I’d, introspected that maybe, I was, too, evasive in my means, and gave him the wrong idea, that I’m a “free loan’s agent” for him.  It seemed, that on the more important matters, I should, just, be, blunt about it.  I’d thought for a bit, and, allowed the message to say “read and not respond” for awhile.

Since I’d loaned him the money, he worked in the sales from before, and started, selling things to me; on FB, I saw him and his wife, at the Shoreside Café enjoying their leisure with their pets.  It’s not that I wanted to see someone live badly, nor am I wishing that someone falls to the lowest of low in her/his life, and never come back again; but it seemed, that my friend had, started a brand new career, that he’d not needed to nickel and dime anymore, and under these, circumstances, and he’d, asked me for more loans, and I can’t help but wonder, if he started having the habits of depending on me, and abused the kindness of those around him.

And of course, all of the above were my own, speculations, there’s no way of checking if it was true or false.  Point is, once money is involved in friendship, the relationship, the interaction is bound to turn, negative.  The friends you aren’t that acquainted with, may not care about this, which was why they’d, asked, over, over, and over again; on the opposite, I’d, saved up all I can, donated to the charitable causes to help those who are really in need, I have no desire, of becoming that A.T.M. to him.

In the “part-timing economy” trends, there are, less and less of the full-time worker positions.  Or maybe, I should be, a bit, nosier, guide him to set up a “company of one”, to take in clients, and offering them the individual services that they may need from him.  In other words, to not try for that full-time position at a company anymore, to use his sills and experiences, and make a living off of that.

To the end, what I’d learned from this was, helping another, we must find the right means for the individual, especially when it came to the matters of the money, because once you’d not thought through the matters thoroughly, you may, easily be tricked into “offering the person your goodwill”, which he will use for something that’s, bad.

And so, this individual was, too kind, to loan that friend who’s not really familiar with him the money, had it been me, I would’ve told the person, sorry, I’m a little tight on cash myself (even if I wasn’t), that way, I would NOT feel cheated out of my kindness, nor allowing that certain someone to abuse my kindness.

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Human Being are the Biggest Viruses in the World

What the DDP had done, to abuse its power, how we’d had the opportunities to get ahead of the “game”, that we’re, currently, losing big in, and yet, this is still, all, hindsight, and this government still doesn’t change its means, wow, we are the blind, following, THE blind, aren’t we?  Well, next stop: down that CLIFF there!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

It’s over eighty days since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian conflicts, other than the two countries doing inventories on the old grudges, as the Russian army had invaded, more problems came, as the member countries of N.A.T.O. started supporting Ukraine’s cause, including the global food crisis, to the point of start of the third world war!  As to how this war will end, it all relies on the wisdoms of the leaders of Russia, and the U.S.  But unfortunately, these two leaders both held strong to the beliefs of “Making our countries great again!”, one wanted the glories of its historical pasts back, the other, wanted other countries to bow down before it.  And so, the war is more than likely to keep dragging on, and, what’s at stakes, aren’t just the lives of those who live in the warring countries, but, the globe that we currently all, reside on.

Humans are also, at war with MERS-CoV at the same time, and the situation is still, constantly changing, and, as how it will end, we can only rely on the scientists; and yet, the scientists can’t be like the leaders of U.S. and Russia, attempted to prove how great humans are, but instead, to seek out the balances with nature humbly.  After all, for the earth, humans are, the killers, the biggest viruses that’s, plaguing earth!

Two years ago before MERS-CoV made its way into Taiwan, I’d written that that was “evolution at work”, that every major scale disasters that fell on the heads of man, is to bring some enlightenment, but none of this can prevent the coming of the disasters; because we continue to innovate in science, in medicine, which drove nature or species to mutate quicker still, instead of learning to coexist in peace with nature, and, the end result would be, nature bites back, even harder than before!

One day, man will eventually learn, to coexist in peace with MERS-CoV, but, how high a price are humans willing to pay to finally get there?  And, are their new viruses, coming our ways next?  Currently, we are using the vaccines to fight off MERS-CoV, and maybe, these vaccines had saved lives of tens of millions of lives to date, and yet, the vaccines are no guarantees of not contracting, death!  Seeing how long it took, for the current vaccines to come to form, and, their effects, aren’t as good as predicted, against the mutated strains; if there is the need to develop a brand new vaccine, in the countries with the higher rate of vaccination, how can the experiments be fully rounded without a control group?

It’s a blur, the future of the world against MERS-CoV invasion, and what of Taiwan?  How did we go from first place in defense, to the highest number of contractions?  The changes of this current pandemic wave, occurred just this, past month!  Recalled how last year this time, the quarantine days for the flight crew went from “Five plus nine” to “three plus eleven”, then, the first wave of outbreaks occurred, and whether or not this was a hole, it’s a lesson in its own, which was, “We do not have the means to take it easy”!

As Omicron started hitting the world hard at the end of last year, the government officials were just, gloating how we’d, managed to keep the mutated strains out.  And, in April, there came, the scattered cases, and, it’d caught the units of government off guard, which showed how the system isn’t fully operational, especially lacking the drills of what could happen if the outbreaks hit, and the support systems.  Once someone from a unit gets confirmed of contraction, whether or not the other members of the companies came into contact, they’re all asked to get their PCR at the hospitals; this seemed to be, reasonable, but it put people in danger of heightened chances of contraction, especially, the risk got elevated in the city hospitals, with almost NO air flow, in an, enclosed, space, in the line for a long time!  What’s more confusing is that the government called out to avoid the gatherings, and yet, forced us to stand in those long lines to buy the quick-scan kits, the masks, etc., etc., etc.

And now, the changes are finally made to that as the quick scans turned up positive, the individuals are considered as confirmed contractions.  And yet, all of these, hindsight are, worthless, it can’t change the increased numbers of contractions, the rates of contractions hiking up, the possibilities of moderate to severe symptom patients either, and, is this, what the government spent $800 billion N.T. of our money on, to get ahead?

All of this still summed up?  Oh yeah, just how, INCOMPETENT the DDP is, at dealing with national emergencies, what we’re in need of, we lacked, from before it’s the vaccines, and now, it’s the quick scan kits, and, god knows what this DDP government had wasted the taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars on, oh I know, propagandas, feeding the net armies of the DDP, to, sway the country’s people, that, is how we the people, enabled the abuse of our own rights, by the, DDP here!

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60,000 Confirmed Contractions a Day is NOT the Height, Stop Abusing the System of Recounts

How we will, end up, getting, ruined by the huge E-G-O (yes, we’re talking ‘bout PRIDE here!) of the head of C.D.C., as he saw the number of cases, dropping down right now!  Reading off of the statistics, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

From the twelfth to the seventeenth, for six continuous days, the confirmed contraction cases in this country are over 60,000 per day, a lot lower, than the estimates from all around, the professionals.  And it would be, premature to say, that this, was the climax of this current wave of outbreaks; and naturally, by yesterday, there’s a huge leap of total number of contractions, all the way to over 85,000 cases found.  The second in command of the CDC, Lo had told, that the climax would come between May 20th to May 30th, that there may be as high as 100,000 confirmed of contraction per day then; and looking at the trends, this might also, be an under estimation too.  No matter, we can’t, overlook the hikes in number of the middle and southern strips, the CDC needs to tighten up the means, to keep the localities in the middle and southern parts of the island under close watch, to NOT allow what happened in Hsinbei City and Taipei, how people had, died, from before.

The factors that contributed to how the number of confirmed diagnosis weaving in and out of 60,000 may be due to the following: first, we still don’t have enough power in testing, and no matter how many had contracted the virus, the testing facilities can only handle a certain number of tests; this is the worst case scenario, the cases posted, not reflecting the actual.  Secondly, due to the people’s becoming more alerted of the situations, it’d, temporarily, slowed down the speed to which the virus is spreading, this was clear in the traffic flow, the meal gatherings, lowering in both Taipei and Hsinbei Cities.  Third, someone is intentionally, “covering up”, the government, the people: the CDC covering, to NOT make Tsai’s six year anniversary of ruling the country to seem too bad; on the people’s parts, the people knows how complex the procedures of reporting their own contractions are, they’d, “covered up”, and not reported their own confirmed contractions, to NOT get bothered.

The wave of outbreak from last May, the CDC’s continually retracting the numbers, and after-the-fact, it’d, reported to the people, on the accurate statistics, we still remembered that.  This is to make the numbers “look prettier”, to cover up for the inability of the government’s ensuring the pandemic from getting out of control, and the CDC’s “retracted statistics” became synonymous with “painting it over”.  And, if the CDC tried this old trick again, perhaps, we won’t fall for it as much.  Reason being, that the underreported cases of contraction, will only show a sharp rise in the number of contracted as the digits were, posted, and it would appear, even more, awful, and in the end, the entire ledger still needed to get, balanced, like the budgets.

still making his, daily “appearances” at noon-sharp!

started,every day from TWO years ago, and still ongoing! Photo from online

In reality, in the more than 60,000 confirmed contractions plateau period, we’d all noted, the changes of trends in the pandemic from the south to the north.  The originally heated up cities of Taipei and Hsinbei, in recent days the numbers are, dropping; and instead, the originally flat number in the middle and southern parts are now, on the, rise.  Take, for the city of Hsinbei, by the twelfth, it’d reached to 23,700 people, and after that, the number declined by 1,200 each and every day, to the seventeen, the total dropped to 18,400 cases.  For the city of Taipei, on the fifteenth, it’d reached to the high of 11,700 contracted, then, for the days that followed, the number dropped to below 10,000.  What’s unfortunate was, the two cities arrived to the all-time highs yesterday again.  Comparing, the central, the southern regions are rising up, for instance, back on the twelfth, Taichung only had a little over 3,800 cases, yesterday, it’d risen up to 6,700; around the same period, Kaohsiung went from 3,200 to 6,800 cases, grew by the multiples; in Tainan, it went from 2,300 to 4,100.

The continued increase of cases had persistently continued for close to a whole week, and, the CDC must not concentrating on bickering with the mayors of both Taipei and Hsinbei Cities, and neglected the rest of the regions.  The cities of Taipei and Hsinbei are the cities richest in resources of the entire country, and yet, due to the delayed response actions of the central government, it’d caused the residents of these areas to not know what they should do.  And once, the intersections of the outbreaks happened with the north and the south, the vast regions of the central, and southern parts of Taiwan will be faced with the lacking of medical resources provisions, and if the Department of Welfare & Sanitations doesn’t prepare enough resources, and become more strategic, then, what are the citizens in these areas going to be surviving on, it would be, impossible to imagine it.

Chen had once estimated, that there would be 200,000 new cases of contractions per day in Taiwan, and, as the number circled between 60,000 to 80,000 right now, don’t know if Chen feels ecstatic or anxious?  The number of expected confirmed cases being lower than predicted, if it’s due to the lacking of the testing means, the not enough quick scan kits, then, Chen surely has reasons to be, worried.  Reason being, this lowered statistics, isn’t reflective of reality, it just delays the facts from floating up to the surfaces is all, to drag out the curves of the pandemic out even longer, and then, no amount of “retracted statistics” will be able, to save the bigger picture.  But from the observed turning downward curve in both Taipei and Hsinbei Cities, the people’s keeping themselves in check—including heading out less to the gatherings, avoiding using the public transportation means, etc. etc., etc., it had, slowed down the speed of the spread of MERS-CoV, and, slowed the maximum capacity burdens of the local area, hospitals.

The virus does not play party favorites, instead, it’d preyed on our loosening up.  If Chen continued to feel happy over the continual 60,000 confirmed cases per day, he may, easily, neglect that the pandemic is slowly, heating up in the central and southern regions, and missed out on the plans to stop the spread before they happen.

And, based off of past experiences, as “history” showed: the DDP, being as EGOTISTICAL as it is, it will, surely, gloat about how the numbers up north is, dropping, and, not worked hard, to ensure that the same happens in the middle and southern parts and then, down south, there will be, the outbreaks that ran wild and free, like it had, started with the hotel clusters in Taoyuan from awhile back, because the DDP only operated off of HINDSIGHT, and it CAN’T learn, like my dogs could!

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