Wednesday 9 August 2023



“Do not disturb yourself by picturing your life as a whole; do not assemble in your mind the many and varied troubles which have come to you in the past and will come again in the future, but ask yourself with regard to every present difficulty: 'What is there in this that is unbearable and beyond endurance?' You would be ashamed to confess it! And then remind yourself that it is not the future or what has passed that afflicts you, but always the present, and the power of this is much diminished if you take it in isolation and call your mind to task if it thinks that it cannot stand up to it when taken on its own.”
Marcus Aurelius

"To be silent the whole day, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself."
Henry Miller


  1. Twitter profile:

    Zhao DaShuai 无条件爱国🇨🇳
    📝People's Armed Police Propaganda Bureau
    🖥️On Twitter to improve English & propaganda skill

    All forms of media is propaganda, we're just more honest about it

    State-affiliated media(Legacy)Joined May 2018
    2,810 Following

  2. Europe has only one university in the top 25: Oxford , at 23. The Americans, 5. The Chinese, 16.

    CWTS Leiden Ranking 2023

  3. Leiden Ranking🤣Utterly meaningless metric of inter university peer publishing particularly it’s gender diversity , you might as well rank by how many ducks are consumed on campus

    1. The Leiden Ranking is based on bibliographic data from the Web of Science database by Clarivate. It provides a rating that is based on the absolute number of top-cited publications (which is size-dependent), as well as a size-independent list, where the performance of a university’s publications is measured relative to its publication output.

      This year’s list includes 1,411 universities located in 72 countries. A university needs to have at least 800 fractionally counted publications in the most recent four-year time window (2018–2021) to be included.

      China has the largest number of universities in the ranking (273), followed by the United States (206).

      Pretty straightforward.

    2. China graduates more engineers than the rest of the world combined. Chinese universities are in top spots in hard science and engineering.

    3. David P. Goldman

      For the record: I am NOT a Sinophile. I don't like the Romance of Three Kingdoms, Mencius, Chinese cuisine, Chinese music, Ming vases or Song dynasty landscapes. I'm a Westerner and I like Western culture. I RESPECT China and try to understand it without prejudice or paranoia.

    4. I am not one but I just bought 2 nice Chinese Ginger Jar Lamps. Cultural appropriation is a wonderful thing and they go well with my Turkish prayer carpet.