Belt & Braces

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"Chinese officials accused the US of inciting countries "to attack China", while the US said China had "arrived intent on grandstanding".   Relations between the two superpowers are at their most strained for years."

Radio Pinocchio..

Apparently they have this really great wall you can just hop along.

Anyhoos tis the Equinox and that means Bossy Boots gets to choose this years destination....

OOh how about Bristol? Birmingham? Blackpool? Baghdad?

Beunos Aries...

Best not mention the Dead Cat Bounce.

Ah, So ... The Buck Inn.

That will do...;-)



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The Jovian System

"“Entertainment,” he says, “has one function: to entertain. Whether something is filled with hope, is incredibly nihilistic, frightening or moving, I just want to be entertained. Superhero stuff rises to the challenge. And every year, they are trying something new – which is why it’s thriving.”"

Ah, So ...

"“These figures are largely due to the high number of lower paid male employees undertaking traditional council roles such as cleansing, refuse collection, outdoor leisure and parks.”"

Insert your own.. ;-0

Keep Busy.

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The Comfort Zone

"Not A Political Symbol"

Some people have more 'problems' than we will ever have...

“At six o’clock this morning, the old princess said she was hungry, and she got up to eat,” they would write of my grandmother. “Good thing the caretaker knows her rules by now.”

“No gas at my house this morning, but luckily I got a dinner invitation from my friend. I brought over strawberries and pickled clover..."

Fun, innit.

"There’s something to ruminate on if you do get away, whatever the weather."

Sleep Tight.

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The Birds & The B's

My name is Bond, Dominic Bond ...

"Cummings said he regretted how little public scrutiny of the government’s plans had been permitted, including its vaccine programme and meetings with scientific advisers.

“I can think of no significant element of Covid response that would not have been improved by discarding secrecy and opening up,” he tweeted.

“Who is writing the plan for ‘how we deal with something worse than covid?’ If we get this right now, we do not need to have this sort of disaster again…. The covid plan was supposed to be ‘world class’ but turned out to be part disaster, part non-existent. I urged inside government to do a review of other contingency plans for more dangerous things than covid."

"“What I propose – and join those who are proposing – is a diplomatic boycott,” Pelosi said, in which “lead countries of the world withhold their attendance at the Olympics.”

“Let’s not honor the Chinese government by having heads of state go to China,” she added.

“For heads of state to go to China in light of a genocide that is ongoing – while you’re sitting there in your seat – really begs the question, what moral authority do you have to speak again about human rights any place in the world?” she said."

"Since the end of the Cold War the seats of Berlin’s trains and buses have borne a pattern that could generously be described as a psychedelic worm farm.

Over the years the design, nicknamed “Berlin’s Burberry”, has been as familiar a feature of the capital as the blue signs at its underground stations, appearing on mugs, socks, underwear, mobile phone cases and the mayor’s tie. When it was printed on limited-edition €180 trainers with a built-in season ticket, customers queued up overnight to buy them."

"Now the pattern is on its way out.  To the disappointment of many in Berlin, it is gradually being retired and replaced with a more subtle black and grey design called the Night Line."

Fuck knows why it takes a train 10 hours from Euston to Berlin...

Best not mention Microwaves...

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Daily Dilemmas...

"UK farmers have expressed concern that they could be undercut by cheap imports."

"The microwave boiler uses the exact same principles as a microwave oven. Using radio frequencies to heat water in the same way that microwave ovens heat food; the rapidly changing electromagnetic fields cause polar molecules to rotate rapidly.

"Trade agreements also aim to remove quotas - which are limits on the amount of goods which can be traded."

I particularly liked this bit : -)

"It gives UK professionals including architects, scientists, researchers, lawyers and accountants access to Australian work visas without being subject to Australia's skilled occupation list."