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Migrants dying in unprecedented numbers on Canary Islands route, NGO says
  • Sorry could you provide evidence that people are coming over for life or death situations please? Do you not hold yourself to the same standard as others? Your comments look like misinformation from my side.

    Economic migrants aren't refugees. If you burn your passport you can claim to be a refugee. There was reports of people flying from Pakistan to north Africa destroying their passports and travelling to Europe illegally for monetary reasons, not because of life and death.

    And no I'm not going to go find that for you because I have already proven my word and I'm waiting for you to do the same. If this comment and this comment alone needs proving or it will get labeled as misinformation then I'm not going to waste my time on it. If you don't trust and and don't want to check me, delete it.

  • Migrants dying in unprecedented numbers on Canary Islands route, NGO says
  • Lack of evidence isn't misinformation. You being ignorant isn't misinformation. If someone has been reported by the news and I mention it. It isn't misinformation.

    They're coming over because the people around them are dying.

    Do you really think they'd risk their lives like this for anything less?

    So if they are coming over because they are dying... You then imply through a sarcastic means that no one would come over for anything less than life or death.

    So what is it? Are you saying people would come over for less or wouldn't? If they would come over for less maybe they would come over for what? Money?

    It's kinda sad that when pressed in a reality you don't agree with you are going to abuse your power and silence me just because you don't want to be wrong.

    You're really not worth this because I don't think anything will change and the comment will still probably get deleted. But at least it will amuse me.

    https://www.cfr.org/article/europes-migration-dilemma

    "Europe is also a magnet for migrants seeking better economic opportunities"

    https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/news/2021/12/20/deliberate-destruction-of-identity-documents

    If they refugees and not looking for money why they need to destroy passports?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-66132875

    "More than 80% of the group are unaccompanied minors, aged under 18. Many of the boys had started their journeys years earlier, when they left home hoping to make money to send back to their families."

    There you go :) proved it's not misinformation.

    I don't have the opportunity to go through video archives now so you can either take my first hand account I seen them and linked with the news articles giving the same information or I'll say now that I don't have video evidence at hand, just the articles

    I would appreciate you honouring me with taking the time to show how people are coming only to avoid death and nothing less? As you made out.

    Edit: here is another

    https://www.euronews.com/2024/04/10/canary-islands-sees-surge-of-migrant-arrivals-via-west-african-route

    "They probably heard that they then have a guarantee of achieving their goal: to get a residence permit, a work permit, training or, above all, work."

  • Migrants dying in unprecedented numbers on Canary Islands route, NGO says
  • Nah you spend enough time on the internet go look. I don't have every TV show I ever watched recorded and categorised. I doubt anything I show you will change your mind so why bother? Economic gain is clearly a documented reason. People burning their passport is clearly documented. All these young men coming over must be so much more desperate than everyone else right? Otherwise why would it be just them? If you are open to your pre conceived notions being wrong go look, if you are going to keep them anyway no point me wasting my time.

  • Migrants dying in unprecedented numbers on Canary Islands route, NGO says
  • It's quite frequently on the TV.

    I'm not saying people aren't displaced around the world. Europe for example has a lot of Ukrainian refugees that should be taken in, legally.

    A lot of the illegal migration is for money. If they got sent straight back they would have no reason to make the journey and they wouldn't be at risk of drowning.

  • Series: Conservatives of Lemmy: What do you think has gone awry in modern society and how might it be constructively addressed?
  • You're an idiot. Every single person gets a fair 10% chance.

    Just because 1 woman wants to be an engineer and 10 men do doesn't mean the woman is 10 times better than men. Or that she should be 10 times as likely to get a job just for being a woman. It should me she gets equal opportunity as men. If you only hire a woman because she is a woman that's not equality.

    It never goes the other way around. Do you think we should we only hire male teachers and male nursery staff and male nurses because they are under represented?

  • www.bbc.com Plaid Cymru pledges more funding and economic fairness for Wales

    Plaid Cymru's manifesto calls for the Welsh Parliament to have more funding for public transport.

    Plaid Cymru pledges more funding and economic fairness for Wales

    "Wales needs more funding and "economic fairness" from Westminster, Plaid Cymru has said ahead of its general election manifesto launch later.

    Party leader Rhun ap Iorwerth said the general election was "about one thing - the economy".

    He said Labour did not offer "meaningful change" after 14 years of "Tory cuts and chaos".

    Plaid's manifesto, which is being launched in Cardiff, calls for the Welsh Parliament to have more power over natural resources and funding for public transport."

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    Series: Conservatives of Lemmy: What do you think has gone awry in modern society and how might it be constructively addressed?
  • you need to hire a higher number of women / Black people / handicapped people to catch up

    Thus reads like diversity hire.

    Look we both agree give everyone the sane opportunity, education houses etc.

    But you get a company like this 100 people. Over 30's: male 80:20 female

    So you get 10 new entry level openings, applications male 70:30 female. There a load of shit going on here, but to make it simple we both agree women have previously been under represented (let's ignore children and whatever).

    There are some people who say we are going to have an intake of under 30's so because the workforce isn't 50:50 male to female we should ideally hire only women until we get it to 50:50.

    So now you hire 10 women and have a workforce of male 80:30 women. Right?

    That's not fair. Even hiring 50% women isn't fair. Everyone should have equal opportunity, thats thr only way it is fair. It should be 7 men 3 women, on average.

    Discriminating against men now doesn't stop women in the past being discriminated against it just adds to the amount of people discriminated against. There is no other way to treat people than fairly.

  • Series: Conservatives of Lemmy: What do you think has gone awry in modern society and how might it be constructively addressed?
  • So you're saying to start a new system where you only hire non white/ non males. Suddenly you have a whole generation of young men/ young whites being passed over for positions just because they are white/ male. So what happens the next generation? You only hire white males because they were past over in the last generation.

    No mention of hiring based on lower income. No you are doing it based on race. So rich black people get a huge benefit over poor white people who never had any opportunities and currently don't but, fuck them right, they are white. They shouldn't feel hard done by that they are poor have no opportunities in life because hey that CEO is an old white guy.

    This is why it's stupid you are actively disenfranchising people. Sure people got mistreated in the past but misreading people now isn't going to make them be not mistreated. It just means twice as many people have been mistreated.

  • Series: Conservatives of Lemmy: What do you think has gone awry in modern society and how might it be constructively addressed?
  • Obviously if you need some disability then that's going to be an exception to the rule.

    But when someone says "We need more women in the workforce so let's only hire women. Men need not apply" that's not equality. If we said "This person worse at the job but he's black so we will make the enter easier for him because he can't compete with white people." That's not equality.

  • Series: Conservatives of Lemmy: What do you think has gone awry in modern society and how might it be constructively addressed?
  • Yes. Lots of people leave their country, burn their passport then hop the border. I think people should make their own country better, if they want to move to another country they need to contribute more than the average person and be a better citizen (including culturally) than the average local.

    My country tried real hard to build up other countries and make the most of them. Now they are on their own.

  • Series: Conservatives of Lemmy: What do you think has gone awry in modern society and how might it be constructively addressed?
  • At lot of left leaning parties historically have been the most against immigration also, but I'm voting right now.

    I do think the left really fuck up with how they think the government should control a lot of the market. The government waste money horrifically.

    Everyone on this website seems to think I'm die hard right winger.

    I'm not against immigration overall (I'm for it in many ways) I'm just strongly against how immigration is being used currently.

  • Series: Conservatives of Lemmy: What do you think has gone awry in modern society and how might it be constructively addressed?
  • So I've always been left leaning. But I went to uni for economics so some of my left views I believe are best solved through the market, which appear right wing.

    Also I have given up with current left parties for the moment so will probably vote right in the next election.

    I think more things need to be nationalised, like rail and water, need more money for schools and hospitals and the police (somehow that's a right wing view on this website unbelievably everything short of communism seems right wing in this place.)

    But largely I think we need more money in the hands of people, more taxes and value needs to be more accurately addressed (externalities).

    The belief coming forward in economics is money beats everything. Poor people don't have enough food? Don't give them free food give them cash, it's better for them and cheaper for the state. So eventually UBI needs to exist but cash transfers are the way for people that need help.

    Things that pay back in 20 years should be focused on. Subsidised nurseries and free things for teenagers to do.

    Rail adds value to the area directly around it so rail is subsidised by a Land value tax on the wealth it creates around it. (Japan does this sort of, they own land around stations). Land value tax in general is great.

    This is all going to cost money and people ultimately need to pay for it. So people will have less wealth but if you can free up costs then it can be a win win. More for the state and more for the people. So let's solve the housing crisis and wage stagnation. Immigration! That's why I'm voting right wing. Unskilled labour keeps wages down and house prices up, it's as simple as that. The capitalist win and that's why they try to gaslight everyone into thinking bringing in people that contribute less to the economy and commit more crime than locals is a good thing. (Stats are out there. Some countries absolutely don't do this, some do. A lot is lost in averages but some demographics make the country worse some obviously better).

    Personally I'd demolish a lot of low density land and build more houses (privately) downtown and link it with public transport.

    We work too much and we need to start reducing the working hours and put more money into reeducation. I'd probably give tax discounts to business that set up outside of the main cities too.

    On a personal societal level we have also lost sight of what equality actually is. Equality isn't treating people differently because they are different, it's treating people the same even if they are different.

  • Series: Conservatives of Lemmy: What do you think has gone awry in modern society and how might it be constructively addressed?
  • Wouldn't surprise me if they have loads of children and fuck up the next generation and thr cycle repeats. Forced sterilisation would be a great idea if it wasn't such a terrible idea.

    I honestly think unless humanity can diversify into different ideologies we are doomed.

  • windeurope.org France announces winners of world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction | WindEurope

    Yesterday France announced the winners of the 250 MW South Brittany floating offshore wind auction, the world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction. This is a major milestone for floating offshore wind technology. So far Europe has only built small pilot and demonstrator projects. ...

    France announces winners of world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction | WindEurope

    "Yesterday France announced the winners of the 250 MW South Brittany floating offshore wind auction, the world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction. This is a major milestone for floating offshore wind technology. So far Europe has only built small pilot and demonstrator projects. With yesterday’s announcement floating wind took a big step towards commercialisation and large-scale deployment."

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    Sports @lemmy.world Wanderer @lemm.ee

    [Boxing] Oleksandr Usyk defeats Tyson Fury to win undisputed heavyweight championship – live

    www.theguardian.com Oleksandr Usyk defeats Tyson Fury to win undisputed heavyweight championship – live

    Round-by-round report: Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk meet in the first undisputed heavyweight title fight in 25 years. Follow along with Bryan Graham

    Oleksandr Usyk defeats Tyson Fury to win undisputed heavyweight championship – live

    Good fight that actually lived up to the hype.

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    Musk sees fourth flight of SpaceX's Starship in 3-5 weeks

    SpaceX's Starship rocket, a futuristic vehicle designed to eventually carry astronauts to the moon and beyond, will probably have its fourth flight in 3-5 weeks, the company's Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a post on social media platform X on Saturday.

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    Musk sees fourth flight of SpaceX's Starship in 3-5 weeks

    SpaceX's Starship rocket, a futuristic vehicle designed to eventually carry astronauts to the moon and beyond, will probably have its fourth flight in 3-5 weeks, the company's Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a post on social media platform X on Saturday.

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    www.theguardian.com Renewable energy passes 30% of world’s electricity supply

    Report says humans may be on brink of cutting fossil fuel generation, even as demand for electricity rises

    Renewable energy passes 30% of world’s electricity supply

    >Renewable energy accounted for more than 30% of the world’s electricity for the first time last year following a rapid rise in wind and solar power, according to new figures.

    >A report on the global power system has found that the world may be on the brink of driving down fossil fuel generation, even as overall demand for electricity continues to rise.

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    www.telegraph.co.uk Migration has failed to drive economic growth, warns report

    Robert Jenrick leads calls for cap on new arrivals amid drop in GDP per person

    Migration has failed to drive economic growth, warns report

    > Analysis of Home Office data showed the impact of the shift from EU to non-EU migrants. Migrants from the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey aged 25-64 were almost twice as likely to be economically inactive as someone born in the UK.

    > Spanish migrants typically earned around 40pc more than migrants from Pakistan or Bangladesh, while migrants from countries such as Canada, Singapore and Australia paid between four and nine times as much income tax as migrants from Somalia or Pakistan.

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    How do I get spell correction for Android? [Solved]

    I suck at spelling and would like to know a word I have typed is wrong or not. Ideally with a red underline.

    I really struggle looking at text I have written and seeing the mistakes. I have tried Samsung, openboard, gboard. None seem to fix the issue.

    I'm willing to download anything as long as it's not a privacy concern. Is there any way to get what I want.

    !

    I have a Samsung 22+ if that makes a difference

    Glenrambo fixed it:

    Settings > General Management > Language > Spelling Correction > Default spell checker.

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    No Stupid Questions @mander.xyz Wanderer @lemm.ee

    How do I get spell correction on Android?

    I suck at spelling and would like to know a word I have typed is wrong or not. Ideally with a red underline.

    I really struggle looking at text I have written and seeing the mistakes. I have tried Samsung, openboard, gboard. None seem to fix the issue.

    I'm willing to download anything as long as it's not a privacy concern. Is there any way to get what I want.

    !

    I also asked here. https://lemm.ee/post/30123483

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    www.pv-magazine.com Negative electricity prices registered in nearly all European energy markets

    Spanish consultancy AleaSoft Energy Forecasting recorded negative hourly electricity prices for all but one European energy market it analyzed during the first week of April, including in the Spanish and Portuguese markets for the first time. It also registered an all-time production record for phot...

    Negative electricity prices registered in nearly all European energy markets

    "Spanish consultancy AleaSoft Energy Forecasting recorded negative hourly electricity prices for all but one European energy market it analyzed during the first week of April, including in the Spanish and Portuguese markets for the first time. It also registered an all-time production record for photovoltaic energy in Portugal and the second highest value ever recorded in Italy"

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    www.bbc.com RAF fighter jets deployed to shoot down Iran drones, MoD says

    The MoD says the RAF will repel "any airborne attacks within range" of its jets in the Middle East.

    RAF fighter jets deployed to shoot down Iran drones, MoD says

    "In a statement, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the Royal Air Force (RAF) will repel "any airborne attacks within range" of operations in the region.

    It is understood RAF jets have flown over Iraq and Syria, not Israel.

    PM Rishi Sunak condemned Iran's "reckless attack", pledging the UK would "continue to stand up for Israel's security". "

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    www.bbc.com Keir Starmer: Labour wants to increase defence spending to 2.5%

    Sir Keir Starmer reiterates Labour's commitment to the UK having nuclear weapons to "keep Britain safe".

    Keir Starmer: Labour wants to increase defence spending to 2.5%

    A Labour government would aim to increase defence spending to 2.5% of GDP "as soon as resources allow", Sir Keir Starmer has said.

    The Labour leader also told the i newspaper he would conduct a strategic review of defence and security "to be clear what the priorities are".

    Sir Keir's aim matches that of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, who has also said he wants defence spending to rise to 2.5%

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    www.politico.eu EU pushes to curb China’s green tech market lead

    Brussels’ new probe into Chinese wind turbines comes as Beijing grabs dominance over global market for solar panels.

    EU pushes to curb China’s green tech market lead

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14084343

    > EU pushes to curb China’s green tech market lead > > Brussels’ new probe into Chinese wind turbines comes as Beijing grabs dominance over global market for solar panels. > > On paper, the EU sees China as a partner in the fight against climate change. > > But the trade reality tells a different story.  > > As Beijing responds to weak domestic demand with heavy state subsidies, it’s a perfect recipe for overcapacity — from electric vehicles to solar panels — just as the European Union puts the green transition at the top of its policy agenda. > > On Tuesday, EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager will launch a new anti-subsidy investigation into China’s fast-growing and increasingly dominant wind turbine sector, as exclusively reported by POLITICO’s China Watcher. > > Europe was once a leader in the renewable energy source, but China’s rapid development since 2018 has inflicted billions in losses on its leading wind power players, including Denmark’s Vestas and German-owned Siemens Gamesa, forcing them into drastic cost cuts. > > The EU is keen to avoid a mistake it made over the past decade, when China’s solar panel-makers all but killed their European competitors. Today’s playbook on wind turbines is indeed “all too familiar” to European policymakers, said one EU diplomat, who was granted anonymity to discuss the imminent policy announcement.

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    www.bbc.com Boom times for US green energy as federal cash flows in

    The US government has directed unprecedented sums of money at green energy projects.

    Boom times for US green energy as federal cash flows in

    "Signed into law by President Biden in August 2022, the IRA, along with the so-called Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) enacted in November 2021, are intended, amongst other things, to funnel billions of federal dollars into developing clean energy.

    The aim is to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and incentivise private investment, to encourage the growth of green industries and jobs: a new foundation for the US economy.

    With a 10-year lifespan, and a cost originally estimated at $391bn (£310bn) but now predicted to reach over $1tn - the final figure is unknown - the IRA offers new and juicer tax credits, as well as loans and loan guarantees for the deployment of emissions reducing technology."

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    www.sustainabilitybynumbers.com China is building more coal plants but might burn less coal

    China is adding more coal capacity, but its plants are running less often.

    China is building more coal plants but might burn less coal

    Some analysts think that China’s coal emissions have already peaked – or will peak in the next few years. We’ll have to wait and see if they’re right. But the fact that they can even suggest that a peak in coal use is coming, while China is adding more coal plants, seems contradictory.

    Both points can be true, though. China could build more plants while burning less coal. It just has to run them less often. Based on data over the last decade or two, that’s exactly what’s happening.

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    www.businessinsider.com China has flooded the market with so many solar panels that people are using them as garden fencing

    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is set to discuss industrial overcapacity with top Chinese officials during her trip to China on Wednesday.

    China has flooded the market with so many solar panels that people are using them as garden fencing

    Solar panels — 80% of which are made in China — are so cheap that they're now being used to line garden fences in Germany and the Netherlands, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

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    www.independent.co.uk Renewable energy overtakes gas in the UK, analysis shows

    Record-breaking renewable energy production signals ‘end to fossil age’, some researchers believe

    Renewable energy overtakes gas in the UK, analysis shows

    Record-breaking renewable energy production signals ‘end to fossil age’, some researchers believe.

    Renewable energy sources generated more electricity than gas in the UK this winter, according to new analysis.

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    How Wolves Change Rivers

    cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/27893453

    > How Wolves Change Rivers

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    Land Restoration @lemm.ee Wanderer @lemm.ee

    53,240 Dirt Bathtubs: My Odd Desert Irrigation Technique

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    Land Restoration @lemm.ee Wanderer @lemm.ee

    How Wolves Change Rivers

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