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Hendrik_2000

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After Asian parents revolt, SF goes back to merit based admissions system for elite high school. Those D's and F's grades for students that admitted through the lottery system should be a reminder for liberals that think admitting a failing student to an elite schools would make a difference.
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Waiting for NYC to abandon its lottery system as more outcry for unfairness.
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This is what LKY said about wokesim in education
The Bell curve is a fact of life. That are realities that, if you do not accept, will lead to frustration because you will be spending money on wrong assumptions and the results cannot follow.

… Supposing we had hidden the truth and taken the American approach and said, all men are equal. Then they (The less able or well-off) will demand equal results. And when the results are not equal, they will demand more equal treatment.

This poses an extremely delicate problem. We tried over the last nine years systematically to provide free education from primary school right up to university for any Singapore citizen who is a Malay. This is something we don’t give to the majority ethnic group – the Chinese. They pay fees from secondary school onwards. We don’t find it necessary to do it for the other ethnic minorities, because broadly speaking, they are making similar progress as the Chinese. All are achievement-orientated, striving, acquisitive communities.

The reluctant conclusion that we have come to after a decade of the free education policy is that learning does not begin in school. It starts in the home with the parents and the other members of the family. Certainly the adoption of values comes more from the home, the mother, than the teacher. This means change will be a slow process. It can be accelerated in some cases by our judicious intermingling of the communities so that, thrown into the more multiracial milieu we have in our new housing estates, Malay children are becoming more competitive and more striving.


Speech to Southeast Asia Business Committee, May 12th, 1968 (
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I do not believe that the American system of solving the problem stands any chance. First, they deny that there is a difference between the blacks and the whites. Once you deny that, then you’re caught in a bind.
 

Bellum_Romanum

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This is what LKY said about wokesim in education
The Bell curve is a fact of life. That are realities that, if you do not accept, will lead to frustration because you will be spending money on wrong assumptions and the results cannot follow.

… Supposing we had hidden the truth and taken the American approach and said, all men are equal. Then they (The less able or well-off) will demand equal results. And when the results are not equal, they will demand more equal treatment.

This poses an extremely delicate problem. We tried over the last nine years systematically to provide free education from primary school right up to university for any Singapore citizen who is a Malay. This is something we don’t give to the majority ethnic group – the Chinese. They pay fees from secondary school onwards. We don’t find it necessary to do it for the other ethnic minorities, because broadly speaking, they are making similar progress as the Chinese. All are achievement-orientated, striving, acquisitive communities.

The reluctant conclusion that we have come to after a decade of the free education policy is that learning does not begin in school. It starts in the home with the parents and the other members of the family. Certainly the adoption of values comes more from the home, the mother, than the teacher. This means change will be a slow process. It can be accelerated in some cases by our judicious intermingling of the communities so that, thrown into the more multiracial milieu we have in our new housing estates, Malay children are becoming more competitive and more striving.


Speech to Southeast Asia Business Committee, May 12th, 1968 (
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I do not believe that the American system of solving the problem stands any chance. First, they deny that there is a difference between the blacks and the whites. Once you deny that, then you’re caught in a bind.
How come these folks never ask or demand for majority of the professional sports organizations in the U.S. to lower down their standards of admission for more "Diversity" Imagine the howlings, and dismissive attitude from these same folks who insist that their views on education is the right one regardless of evidence that rejects their nonsensical views.
 

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Bulgaria government collapses after no-confidence vote

‘I fear Bulgaria will become a soft state’: Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov on threat of Russia


Pro-Ukraine Bulgarian prime minister blames corruption and pro-Russian influence on collapse of coalition government.

Staring down a vote of no-confidence his government was destined to lose, the Bulgarian prime minister, Kiril Petkov, sighed as he joined a video call. “It’s a tough few days ahead. We are fighting hard to stay on the right side of history,” he said.
Petkov blamed two problems for his coalition’s troubles: corrupt interests and pro-Russian influence in Bulgaria, which, he says, have “joined forces” to bring down his government.

A member of both
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and the EU, Bulgaria has taken an unexpectedly strong pro-Ukrainian stance despite its traditional links to Russia, which prior to the war supplied about 90% of its natural gas.

“We surprised everyone in
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and we surprised Russia with these strong policies,” he said, adding that the domestic political crisis meant Bulgaria now risked a return to its “traditional role of a soft state” regarding criticism of Russia.

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on Wednesday, after just six months in power, , one upshot will be the risk to Bulgaria’s stance against the Kremlin’s invasion, which may fall victim to the political tumult.
If Petkov cannot cobble together a new coalition, he feared a “drastic shift” in Bulgaria’s support for
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“I’m afraid that it will become a much more timid, soft state on the rhetoric against the war and that some of our exports [of aid] to Poland will be sharply decreased,” he said in an interview that took place before the vote of no-confidence. “I fear that the strong stance at the European Commission and European Council level will become much more of a hedger than a strong voice against Russia.”

That shift in policy is not certain, as most of his coalition voiced support for providing arms and other military-technical support for Ukraine. But Petkov said an interim government could quickly make a deal with Gazprom that would see Bulgaria agree to a rouble scheme to pay for gas and be more careful in its opposition to the war.

“Russia really wants to take down this government because it will show that if you don’t play with them, then governments fall,” he said. “It would be a great example of how the diversification strategy of gas does not work. And a less strong voice against them on sanctions and support for the Ukrainians is something they would prefer.”

Petkov, who campaigned as a reformer to clean up politics, led a delegation to Kyiv to meet the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in late April, where he hammered out a deal to repair Ukrainian heavy weapons amid internal opposition to directly supplying arms to Ukraine.

He had also taken aim at the Kremlin, agreeing at one point with neighbouring North Macedonia and Montenegro to block the foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, from flying to neighbouring Serbia, forcing him to cancel the visit.
Petkov said: “It was a simple decision. I took the decision that he is not flying. It’s as simple as that.”

The rift over the war has put him at odds with the president, Rumen Radev, a retired general and air force commander who has said deliveries of arms to Ukraine would only lengthen the war.

Petkov said the two men disagreed over the refusal to deliver Gazprom’s demand for payment in roubles, a policy that eventually led to Russia halting gas exports to Bulgaria in late April. And Radev was “very strongly against” the delivery of weapons to Ukraine via third countries. “We were very much for it,” Petkov said.

Petkov, who is 42 and educated in the west, said he believed Russian propaganda had created a strong incentive for politicians such as Radev to opt for neutrality, saying he believed 20% of Bulgarians supported Russia in the war and another 60% “don’t want to take a strong stand” on the invasion.

“And maybe the president is just looking at the populistic views. His personal views maybe coincide with them and he doesn’t see the same urge as we have to give leadership on these topics and to be on voice with the European members and to be as strong of a Nato ally as we can be,” Petkov said.

“The war actually showed who is on which side very clearly,” he said. “But unfortunately for the government it created more and more instability because you have to make tough decisions.”

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supercat

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I think that one of the most effective ways for China to counter the "Uyghur law" is to integrate more with the rest of the world, especially the global south, and diversify the productions of some of the components of the supply chains of solar panel and EV batteries to countries that have joined the BRI and BRICS. Hopefully China can create more free trade deals with other cooperating countries, such as a new free trade deal with BRICS, as well as developing new reserve currency.

China floats BRICS free-trade deal, while Russia’s Vladimir Putin calls for an alternative to US dollar​

  • China’s vice-commerce minister Wang Shouwen says a free-trade deal will help tap economic potential of the five nations
  • Russian president Putin says the emerging economies are exploring their own international reserve currency

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In other news, no one should be really surprised at this point that corruption in the U.S. is both institutionalized and "transparent":

Finally, this imbecile is waiting for Elon Musk to publicly announce that 4680 is inferior to Qilin:
 

henrik

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I think that one of the most effective ways for China to counter the "Uyghur law" is to integrate more with the rest of the world, especially the global south, and diversify the productions of some of the components of the supply chains of solar panel and EV batteries to countries that have joined the BRI and BRICS. Hopefully China can create more free trade deals with other cooperating countries, such as a new free trade deal with BRICS, as well as developing new reserve currency.

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In other news, no one should be really surprised at this point that corruption in the U.S. is both institutionalized and "transparent":

Finally, this imbecile is waiting for Elon Musk to publicly announce that 4680 is inferior to Qilin:
The so-called 4680 battery is made by Panasonic for tesla. It is not even US technology. Now CATL is trouncing both LG and panasonic.
 

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