#7656390 at 2019-12-29 23:11:56 (UTC+1) Q Research General #9796: Follow The Guide Edition
Italian PM names new ministers, sets policy agenda
ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte named two new ministers on Saturday to replace his education minister who recently resigned and outlined an ambitious agenda for next year including reform of the justice system and state bureaucracy.
In a three-hour year-end news conference, Conte accused right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini of "insidious" political behavior and appealed for unity from the fractious coalition backing his own government.
"Politics doesn't need conflicts. Polemics and marking out our differences don't help us," Conte said in reference to the frequent bickering between the 5-Star Movement, the center-left Democratic Party (PD) and smaller centrist and leftist parties.
Filling the gap left after Education Minister LorenzoFioramonti from the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement quit on Wednesday complaining of insufficient funding, Conte said he was dividing the ministry into two. He named Lucia Azzolina, also from 5-Star and previously Fioramonti's junior minister, as the new minister for schools, and named a non-party technocrat Gaetano Manfredi, the rector of Naples University, as minister for universities and research.
Three 5-Star senators quit this month to join Salvini's League party and some politicians say other lawmakers from the increasingly divided movement are ready to join a new parliamentary group led by Fioramonti but loyal to Conte. The prime minister said if any such moves were afoot he disapproved of them and had nothing to do with them.
"I don't want parliamentarians using my name to form a new group that would only make the government less stable," he said.
#7384058 at 2019-11-27 18:57:38 (UTC+1) Q Research General #9434: Turkey ain't the only one feeling the heat! Edition
Italian schools: 33 mandatory hours of climate hysteria a year
In this week, the media have announced that since September 2020, ten months from now, all Italian public schools will require the education in "climate science". It was ordered by the Italian minister of education, LorenzoFioramonti.
I think that this idea is insane - how much insane obviously depends on what they will actually teach.
The minister is a scholar in political sciences and a member of the unreadable, formally anti-establishment, Five Star Movement. The idea that a member of an "anti-establishment" party introduces something like that sounds surreal. Such an "anti-establishment" guy could be employed as a suppository in a DiCaprio-like establishment organ right away.
If I understand well, this absolutely ludicrous new subject should be taught every year. If you spend 8 years at school and multiply it by 33 hours a year, you should be exposed to 264 hours worth of the climate science education.
This is just a breathtaking amount of time. It is very clear that the most famous person associated with the climate hysteria today, Prophet Greta Thunberg, doesn't know even 26.4 minutes worth of climate education - assuming that the teacher doesn't okay the idea that 27 minutes of screaming "how dare you" counts as the climate science. How can an average Italian schoolkid meaningfully learn 33 hours worth of climate science every year? It just doesn't make the slightest sense.
I am almost certainly among my country's top 10 experts in the generalized science of "climate change". But during my recent talks about the subject, I found out that after a 2-hour-long talk, you gradually start to deplete the issues that are really relevant for normal enough people. The facts that matter for a typical person really may be conveyed in a few hours. And I think that after 10 hours, I could communicate virtually everything that matters for a typical human - but that the typical human is still capable of understanding.