The Expandables

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Anyone got a Bic ?

"As well as being asked to bring their own pen or pencil to mark their ballots, those voting in a polling station this year will have to wear a mask.

Candidates are also being asked not to give voters a lift to polling stations in their cars - a common practice at election time."

"Fog can make navigation—in ships, planes, or cars—difficult and dangerous."

"Fog and mist differ by how far you can see through them. Fog is when you can see less than 1,000 meters away, and if you can see further than 1,000 metres, we call it mist."

Smog or Avoid...

Apparently they have fog on Mars.




Dashcam Footage

"The On-Line Portal allows the public to report some offences via the North Yorkshire Police website rather than by having to call the control room.

North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan, says the online service is being expanded and says new functionality was added last week to enable the reporting of poor and dangerous driving...

Reports of poor driving can be submitted online here"

"Individual beings will bear the risks but often not benefit."

"This is a fairytale without a happy ending. It is the story of how our police, following a pathway paved with good intentions, became lost in a political Wonderland and betrayed their own commitment to neutrality. British policing was once renowned throughout the world for its political impartiality. Since their foundation by Sir Robert Peel, the police have striven “to seek and preserve public favor, not by pandering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to law”. Today, this principle is enshrined in The Police Attestation, whereby every officer (as well as Police and Crime Commissioners) swears to serve without fear or favour."

"Captain America may not yet be around the corner, but there is always the possibility of a surprise development."

Dunno why we need a PCC & some pepes can't let them just get on with their job...

Hi Ho.

"Notwithstanding the fact that for some people, hyperpigmentation is genetic, most of the causes of dark circles under eyes come from not sleeping enough, drinking too much booze, smoking, eating poorly, and not drinking enough water. All the usual culprits, then."

Sleep Tight.

One Eye on the Prize ;-)


Curiosity & the Cantankerous

"Currently moving at over 120,000km/h (75,000mph), it must fire its braking engines for 27 minutes to be sure of being captured by the planet's gravity.

Success would enable Hope to begin its mission to study Mars' climate.

"We're entering a very critical phase," said project director, Omran Sharaf. "It's a phase that basically defines whether we reach Mars, or not; and whether we'll be able to conduct our science, or not.

"If we go too slow, we crash on Mars; if we go too fast, we skip Mars," he told BBC News.

Hope is the first of three missions to arrive at the Red Planet this month. On Wednesday, the Chinese Tianwen-1 orbiter will also try to make it into orbit, while the Americans turn up on the 18th with another big rover."

"Conservative Mr Goodwill, a former fisheries Minister, told MPs: "Fishermen who land scallops into Scarborough and Whitby have been told by their wholesalers that there is no market for that fish, so they're currently tied up despite approaching peak season, which ends at the end of April."

"...everyone is agreed that it will either be the voice our nation desperately needs to counter a media full of social-justice loving wokesters, or a cess-pit of confirmation bias catering to the worst elements of society in the name of populism."


"Ofcom’s rules state it “does not mean an equal division of time has to be given to every view, or that every argument and every facet of every argument has to be represented.

“The approach to due impartiality may vary according to the nature of the subject, the type of programme and channel, the likely expectation of the audience as to content, and the extent to which the content and approach is signalled to the audience.”

Neil has described his expectation that GB News anchors will have a “bit of edge, a bit of attitude, personality”."

Hmmm ...


Exams, moi?

Keep Busy.

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Economic Carnage

"With displays of cheating worthy of Dick Dastardly, Penelope Pitstop levels of kindliness and the kind of teamwork displayed by the crew in the ’60s cartoon series, the competition between a dozen creatures to decide their spot in the order of the 12-year cycle makes for a fascinating tale."


Click & Collect

If only my drive was not so long... ;-)



"whatever your view of commissioners, it’s worth taking an interest at the ballot box."