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If you're in the UK, pointing at USA ICE and child internment camps, remember Yarls Wood.

More headless chicken behaviour from Theresa May.

Extra NHS funding (just above inflation) will come from "Brexit Dividend".

thecanary.co/trending/2018/06/

WTF?

Do they think we're stupid?

Do they really think we haven't worked out that a lie on the side of a bus is still a lie, no matter how many times you repeat it?

Nearly real time images of the Whole Earth from the L1 point between the Earth and the Sun.
blueturn.earth/

via twitter.com/BlueturnEarth

via a 1:14 video from Stewart Brand
youtu.be/YIZw5cT84ZM
"Climate change is not a sudden event. And it will be fixed by the whole of civilisation on the earth deciding to fix it."

You have to admire the optimism that it is fixable. In less than the 200k years for rock weathering to get CO2 concentration back to pre-industrial levels.

Quick thoughts from Stewart Brand. Just 1:14
youtube.com/watch?v=YIZw5cT84Z

Well yes. So then what, Ecomodernism?

Military, Industrial, Entertainment & Correctional Facility complex.

I hope Jamie Witham is OK. Julian Ryder filling in on Eurosport TV coverage of BSB.

Unread books considered as a method of carbon sequestration and storage.

Saturday Cocktail : Gimlet

I have real trouble with these as they can turn out a bit bitter if the proportions are off or you don't dilute enough . Tonight's was perfect.

- 60ml Gin
- 30ml Fresh lime juice
- 22ml syrup or 12ml double syrup
Good hard shake, double strain, frozen Martini or large wine glass, lemon wedge. Should be REALLY cold, so try putting all the ingredients in the freezer for 30 minutes before assembling.

Keeps the scurvy at bay. Does nothing for the malaria.

Tilting at Brexit Windmills with the power of sophistry.

After Miller, Parliament voted to give the PM the authority to invoke Art50. Which the PM then duly did. What was never done was for Parliament to decide whether Art50 should be invoked. There are reasons why that should have been done and without it, Art50 Brexit may be invalid. Now a legal challenge may have confirmed this and that Art50 wasn't Parliament's choice, it was the PM's alone.

twitter.com/A50Challenge

Yeah, that'll work.

It's true! Raving helps you live longer. Aerobic exercise on drugs works wonders. At least it does for my friend.

djmag.com/content/raving-helps

Why does excess demand on the electricity power grid result in a drop in frequency? And why are frequency fluctuations used as a proxy for demand-supply mismatches?

In these days of solar/wind, HVDC links and so on, with high power AC-DC-AC converters, surely frequency is electronically maintained so why should it change at all?

As well as Imposter Syndrome, some times I worry I'm trying too hard. Am I just being an annoying old git with a superficial air of certainty when I ought to just shut up a bit and listen.

So many times I've been wrong. It's doing my head in.

But then I have been right quite a lot as well. I just don't remember the successes.

You might like to read up on the island where the two great dictators are meeting.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentosa

Instead of a war memorial to 100k dead, they put up luxury hotels and tried to forget.