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Pacey attacker for Lambert to take a look at?
at 18:02 19 Jul 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/19/96-year-old-roy-englert-runs-42-mi

Our transfer policy aside, that's an impressive time.

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This is excellent
at 12:34 18 Jul 2019

She should absolutely have to deal with the consequences of her actions:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/18/abusive-woman-billed-for-85000-aft

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Peoples thoughts on this?
at 09:10 18 Jul 2019

Not a brilliant comparison to make but looks to have been taken in a strange way by the leaders office and she was sacked within a day. Is this really comparing him to Nazis?

“Those of you who haven’t [read the book] will have watched the film ­Bunker, about the last days of ­Hitler, of how you stop receiving into the inner group any information which suggests that things are not going the way you want.”

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/17/labour-shadow-brexit-minister-s

Some Labour MPs aren't too impressed (Streeting):

“gross over-reaction to a comment that was actually about Jeremy Corbyn’s bunker mentality”

“This sacking only reinforces her point. The speed of this sacking shows that Labour’s leader is quick to act to protect his feelings, but slow to act against racists. The double standards are extraordinary."

It does seem that at every turn the leaders office are doing things which make their lot in general worse. It's a strange strategy.

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Comedic from Farage
at 21:57 17 Jul 2019

52/48 only grants legitimacy when you agree with it:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nigel-farage-ursula-von-der-leyen

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Nice partial lunar eclipse underway
at 22:18 16 Jul 2019

Seems fitting giving all the stuff around the anniversary.

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Strange these were sold in the first place
at 11:07 16 Jul 2019

Apollo 11 moon landing tapes up for auction at Sotherbys:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/apollo-11-moon-landing-video-nasa-int

These types of things are always sold, really there should be some foresight and they should be sent to a museum. I assume Musk or Bezos will buy them given their private space companies and interest in the subject.

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More wisdom from Boris
at 16:28 15 Jul 2019

He's got the full house in this 2007 essay: alternative facts and a position which he has subsequently totally reversed as it suited him.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/15/boris-johnson-islam-muslim-worl

An already unsuitable PM candidate becomes more so by the day but it won't make a difference.

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They are all going to have to come up with something else next year
at 12:43 15 Jul 2019

Sheff Wed the latest club to sell their ground to their owner for a random figure above whatever their losses are:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48964055

Wonder what the work-around will be next season.

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This is why herd immunity matters
at 12:39 10 Jul 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jul/10/vaccines-measles-outbreak-immune

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Interesting article on the origins of the moon hoax theory
at 09:23 10 Jul 2019

An interesting analysis on where the theory came from and why the hoax theory persists when it's clearly bobbins:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/10/one-giant-lie-why-so-many-people

This is a nice quote given a few on here totally dismiss the line that the Soviets would have exposed it if it hadn't happened:

"Then again, the USSR had the means to expose the Americans at the time; it was listening in. “We were there at Soviet military base 32103,” the Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov recently recalled. “I swear to God we sat there with our fingers crossed. We hoped the guys would make it. We wanted this to happen. We knew those who were on board and they knew us, too.”"

The fact other nations say it happened is also totally ignored:

"Despite the extraordinary volume of evidence (including 382kg of moon rock collected across six missions; corroboration from Russia, Japan and China; and images from the Nasa Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing the tracks made by the astronauts in the moondust),"

Still, no convincing some people will hang onto one tiny thread they feel is right even against a huge mass of counter evidence.

It's really sad with the 50th anniversary rapidly approaching - the belittlement of the combined achievement of 400,000 people is awful.

SB

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Good article on detecting match fixing
at 12:26 9 Jul 2019

Pretty interesting, I would think that one of the good things about VAR is that it should be able to eliminate referee based match fixing.

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/football-betting-match-fixing-odds-sportradar

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This will be quite some road trip
at 10:30 9 Jul 2019

Not the main reason for the road which is obviously goods from China (hopefully eventually with electric trucks) but I suspect it might become quite a popular road trip if they make visas easier to get and there are some support roads into the other countries in the region.

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/russia-meridian-highway-mot

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Snowball has some moves
at 10:17 9 Jul 2019

This is brilliant:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2208826-watch-snowball-the-cockatoo-show-of

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Monday evening entertainment
at 22:48 8 Jul 2019

Now I've gone down the YouTube football rabbit hole I think everyone would enjoy a Le Tissier demolition of Norwich.

The second goal is ridiculous.



Le God.

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Had totally forgotten about Rooney
at 22:43 8 Jul 2019

Not a bad goal though. Looked like some of our defending from last year just before though.



For old times sake it doesn't beat arguing with the ref then just whacking it:



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Just when you thought SYL couldn't get more ridiculous
at 22:11 8 Jul 2019

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tommy-robinson-trump-asylum-us-i

On Infowars of all places as well. Bet he felt right at home there.

“I beg Donald Trump, I beg the American government, to look at my case,” he said on Monday. “I need evacuation from this country because dark forces are at work.”

“This is a direct appeal on behalf of my family – we love the United States, I have no future here [in Britain],” he added. “The country has fallen.”

Bet all the people who funded him love him saying that.

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Stiglers law
at 09:06 8 Jul 2019

A new one on me - quite interesting:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stigler%27s_law_of_eponymy

Some examples:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_examples_of_Stigler%27s_law

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So what's people's thoughts on this?
at 15:58 7 Jul 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48828820

I understand their points but in the end if we want to slow climate change nuclear is absolutely essential. This is pretty much a majority viewpoint amongst experts now.

In the end nimbiness about the view and the traffic and worries about birds are going to have to make way for global scale worries. It's an unfortunate situation but that's the realism of it.

SB
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Jodrell Bank gains world heritage status
at 11:12 7 Jul 2019

Great news:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-48893080

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This is absolutely awful by China
at 09:55 5 Jul 2019

Splitting children from their parents and then indoctrinating them with what the Chinese want them to think. The outcry was massive when the US had their horrible policy of splitting migrant parents and children up, this is even worse given the massive organised nature of it and the endgame.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-48825090

“These boarding schools, they say, allow minority children to learn "better life habits" and better personal hygiene than they would at home. Some children have begun referring to their teachers as "mummy".”

“Many of the schools bristle with full-coverage surveillance systems, perimeter alarms and 10,000 Volt electric fences, with some school security spending surpassing that of the camps”

“"I think the evidence for systematically keeping parents and children apart is a clear indication that Xinjiang's government is attempting to raise a new generation cut off from original roots, religious beliefs and their own language,"

"I believe the evidence points to what we must call cultural genocide."

I know China are powerful now and vital to world trade but the West (well the EU given how rubbish the US is at the moment) really need to be asserting to China how unacceptable this all is.

SB
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