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    Holiday Destination (On Route South Korea)

    Airport fun is pretty much over. The Airport got a court order to make protest inside a no-no. There are still some (peaceful) protesters inside, but they have been there since before the order took effect. Airport entrances are locked down and you have to show passport/travel docs to get...
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    Hong Kong extradition protests leave city in shock

    I was commenting on post-handover. You are right, it was a colony in the early days (although that was a very small subset of the current landmass), but all of it was rolled into the lease agreement with the Qing government in 1898. From then on, it belonged to China, and was leased to the UK...
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    Hong Kong extradition protests leave city in shock

    This was quite shocking to see. The first half happens in Tai Koo station, at the exit from Cityplaza mall. It's a very very long escalator - I'd say 3 or 4 stories. Tripping and falling there could be dangerous if you're on your own. Sending a group of panicked people running down it could...
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    Hong Kong extradition protests leave city in shock

    Hong Kong *is* part of China, officially. It's a bit closer to a state in a federation, but with a much higher degree of autonomy - independent judiciary, monetary system, etc. But people born in Hong Kong (at least after 1997) are Chinese citizens, even if they hold Hong Kong SAR passports...
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    Heroin

    How so? From my understanding, it's the reason why some people come out of surgery claiming they were floating by the ceiling looking down as the doctors were working on them.
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    Heroin

    My greatest regret: Not asking the anaesthesiologist for K when I had (relatively minor) surgery a few years ago. Instead of an out of body experience I got propofol and can't remember a thing
  7. K

    Hong Kong extradition protests leave city in shock

    In the same way that, once the SA government awards a tender, we can all be sure that the successful comrade was in fact the best choice, everything was above board, no brown envelopes changed hands, and no lambs were sacrificed.
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    Heroin

    The latter. We're not friends anymore. Actually, reading others posts, I'm doubting myself - certainly don't remember the warm and fuzzy part. Maybe I just don't remember it.
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    Heroin

    1. Yes, got tricked into it. 2. Hard no. 3. N/A 4. Absolutely awful. Not sure how I dodged this bullet, but from my understanding is the addiction is 100% physical. It's not that you feel good or better or whatever when you're on. It's that you feel ****ing awful once you're off and you...
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    Holiday Destination (On Route South Korea)

    Wow you must be fun at parties. Even if they went to a different station every night, you'd probably still be safer than in SA.
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    Holiday Destination (On Route South Korea)

    I was being a bit sarcastic. No one ends up in Yuen Long by accident. It takes some effort to get there. Even if you end up on the wrong line, it's a long ass ride and you're going to double-check your map long before you get there. It's a bit like trying to drive from Soweto to Sandton and...
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    Holiday Destination (On Route South Korea)

    The 2M people were fine - these are not SA protesters. Yep this was unfortunate. But then, if you find yourself in Yeun Long as a tourist, you are seeeeeriously lost.
  13. K

    Holiday Destination (On Route South Korea)

    It really isn't an issue. Unless you're at the sharp end of the protest, the worst issue you're likely to encounter is congested roads. Tomorrow (21 July) there's another protest in the afternoon. Given it starts at Victoria park, it's almost certainly to Admiralty (where the Legislative...
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    SA musician Johnny clegg has died

    RIP to a great man. On last night's The Money Show, Bruce Whitfield told the story about interviewing Jonny Clegg when he was already sick (about 16 min before the end, if you want to listen). He asked him why he's not taking it easy and retiring yet. Johnny responded "I can't afford to."...
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    Calorie be one of the biggest delusions in dietary history?

    You're changing the goal posts here. The video was about calories in the context of weight loss, not health outcomes. The fact that different diets with different macro compositions have different health (or even different fat loss) outcomes does not in any way mean all calories are not the...
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    Calorie be one of the biggest delusions in dietary history?

    One only has to look at the delusional user-contributed entries in MyFitnessPal to understand why count calories doesn't work for some people. I highly doubt people who successfully stick to a low fat diet are the ones who end up needing the seatbelt extender and mobility scooter. The idea...
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    Calorie be one of the biggest delusions in dietary history?

    I think the extent to which it's open for debate is much narrower. These things are always open for debate when people self-report, but as soon as you stick them in metabolic ward, things fall in line, as if by magic.
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    Calorie be one of the biggest delusions in dietary history?

    I made no claims about not excreting substances with caloric value. I said you get all the energy out of the food - i.e. metabolism.
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