America better completely wake the fuck up

or otherwise be prepared to become the next Britain,

a second-rate junior power with ill-fitting old pretensions.

I'm tutoring just one Chinese student tonight

who is writing about renewable energy management.

His English is of course accented and slowed down

but he can write well, and write intelligently,

and he's a fucking kid.

Nobody gives them the credit but the Chinese

are doing a LOT to conserve the environment and energy,

last couple of times I was there I saw solar panels out the kazoo

and huge fields of wind collectors also, meanwhile they are pushing

electric cars.

Chinese students are not entitled--

they understand knowledge is a slog not a stupid frat house,

they appreciate libraries and accumulated knowledge.

They are well on course to handing us our asses.

  1. Who is your favorite sports team?
  2. How many children do you have?
  3. What did you study in high school?
  4. Do you like McDonalds or Taco Bell?
  5. What does your father do?
  6. Ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise?
  7. Have you been to Mexico?
  8. Who is your favorite Friends actor?
  9. Star Wars or Lord of the Rings?
  10. Trump, Reagan or Nixon?
Enhanced ramen quick dish with baby bokchoi, corn, additional spicing.

Post-Covid offices, classrooms, theaters, restaurants. Cities and health care centers. Just maybe, even governments. These loom large — as they should — in our re-imaginings as much of the developed world now tames the virus and contemplates either return to, or a shifted, normality.

As ever, most citizens worldwide are…

So, anyone with a less than subservient point of view is a troll, or an annoyance?

Get some perspective, Madchen.

Cut off here recently, for calling a twit just such

Cancel culture is not cool, people

It’s weakness, calling off challenge

Challenges should be met, not ditched

Challenges are fights, and inevitably the just do win

Mark Francis

Teacher, learner, traveler, sojourner. Translator, poet, fiction writer. Love animals, hate war; but don't rile me. Some list degrees; shite I’ve a PhD too.

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