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Life During War Time. Retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Especially in the midst of a pandemic.



Michael Douglas on Democracy in the Time of Covid

First the downside:

  • General disrepair, a breaking down of the system.

  • A number of treaties have broken down.

  • Some countries are forming a more populist regime, less democratic.

  • Even with our elections, there were questions about manipulations.

  • We have this world crisis with the pandemic, which is affecting all the countries in the world right now, neutralizing them
    to some extent. We have vulnerabilities in China, in Russia, the United States, I think it's 180 countries.

    And now the upside...

    
    
    
    3rd Graders in the Days of Covid

    Downside:

    Lily
    1. I have to be with my parents the WHOLE DAY
    2. If you have a sibling you have to spend more time with them
    3. You can't go anywhere fun
    4. Camp is cancelled
    5. You have to wear a mask
    6. You can't hug anybody if you need a hug (that's usually why I want a hug)
    7. I can't collect stickers for my sticker collection
    8. You can't play in the playground 'cause it's closed
    9. You stay in your room more than usual so it gets messier therefore, you have to clean up more
    10. You can only shop online

    Continued

    
    
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