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Indonesia announces work on new Capital City

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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country African Astronaut [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Yesterday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced a plan to move the country's capital from Jakarta to a new location in Borneo. The reason? Jakarta is bursting at the seams – and sinking. Different sections of the city – home to 10 million people within an urban area of 30 million – are subsiding at different rates, but most fall in the range of 3 to 10 centimeters every year. Over the years, that has added up to as much as four meters of surface elevation change. This has wreaked havoc on building foundations and other infrastructure. And as Jakarta sits on the coast, where a number of small rivers meet the sea, the flooding hazard is also real.

    Indonesia's plan is to start a new capital city in an undeveloped portion of the East Kalimantan province of Borneo. Reuters reports that President Widodo's goal is to begin relocating the 1.5 million civil servants working in Jakarta in 2024 – an endeavor that would cost around US$33 billion overall.
    https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/08/27/2017213/jakarta-has-sunk-by-up-to-4-meters-forcing-indonesia-to-build-a-new-capital

    The subsidence seems to be mostly due to ground water extraction.

    Also dunno much about the Indonesians, but supposedly the Javanese have an insane birth rate, and are basically taking over all the neighbouring islands, like borneo.

    http://www.exile.ru/articles/detail.php?ARTICLE_ID=6941&IBLOCK_ID=35 (Use ad blocker on the paywall overlay.)
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    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/08/27/2017213/jakarta-has-sunk-by-up-to-4-meters-forcing-indonesia-to-build-a-new-capital

    The subsidence seems to be mostly due to ground water extraction.

    Also dunno much about the Indonesians, but supposedly the Javanese have an insane birth rate, and are basically taking over all the neighbouring islands, like borneo.

    http://www.exile.ru/articles/detail.php?ARTICLE_ID=6941&IBLOCK_ID=35 (Use ad blocker on the paywall overlay.)

    borneo is the best place on earth.
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country African Astronaut [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny borneo is the best place on earth.

    Do they have anything other than orangutans? 🐒
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    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Do they have anything other than orangutans? 🐒

    no, which is whay its best.
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    Narc African Astronaut [connect my yokel-like scolytidae]
    bennt vader only likes indonesia coz its where all the bacons go on vacation.


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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country African Astronaut [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    What's a bacon?
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    Narc African Astronaut [connect my yokel-like scolytidae]
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country What's a bacon?

    https://www.dissidentreality.com/articles/uk-prison-slang/


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    Originally posted by Narc https://www.dissidentreality.com/articles/uk-prison-slang/


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    #prisonprideworldwide
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