"Brown called for fundamental constitutional changes...that would “review the way the whole UK is governed”. He suggested setting up citizens’ assemblies in the regions" ~ Gordon Brown, another decent politician destroyed by rw tax avoiding press oligarchs.
Adam Curtis, Adam Curtis new #AdamCurtis.
There's a lot of video out there but Adam Curtis makes historical eye opening documentary films that are intellectually deep and incredibly entertaining. And he made a new series: "An Emotional History of the Modern World". Nice trailer too:
🌎 🌍 🌏 I'm working on a #map of #Mastodon servers "near me" basically mapping servers that are region-specific, as a way for folks to find Mastodon users in their region. Blue = signed on to the Mastodon Covenant, Green = I"m not sure they did.
This is my first time using #openstreetmap so I'd be grateful of any and all feedback, and offers to collaborate - I assume I can share the map for editing somehow 🤷
Here's the link: http://u.osmfr.org/m/550053/
"British businesses that export to the continent are being encouraged by government trade advisers to set up separate companies inside the EU in order to get around extra charges, paperwork and taxes resulting from Brexit" https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/23/brexit-hit-firms-advised-government-officials-set-up-shop-in-eu
Brexit means: "...firm lost 20% of sales and will switch £1m investment to France"
Cheshire cheesemaker says business left with £250,000 'Brexit hole' https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/23/cheshire-cheesemaker-says-business-left-with-250000-brexit-hole
UK official Covid death toll has always undercounted fatalities, analysis shows - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/22/uk-official-covid-death-toll-undercounted-fatalities excess deaths the only vaguely reliable metric...
Professor Chris Grey's latest missive from the #Brexit trenches details the slow-motion catastrophe that is unfolding within every supply chain and service industry that used to deal with EU equivalents on a frictionless basis. https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2021/01/get-ready-for-long-brexit.html
Brexit is the gift that keeps on taking.
Even buying from a .co.uk website can land you with hundreds of pounds extra to pay in delivery for VAT, customs duty and admin fees.
Britons buying from EU websites face more than £100 in import duties https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/21/britons-buying-from-eu-websites-face-more-than-100-import-duties
I have Masters in Physics
#QAnon are like a religious cult, pretty much are a religious cult.
Here's a thread cataloguing the community's response in the lead up to the big event they spent for years anticipating, and after nothing happened at the appointed hour. Fascinating: https://twitter.com/_MAArgentino/status/1352075356140949504?s=20
This Site Published Every Face from Parler's Capitol Riot Videos - https://www.wired.com/story/faces-of-the-riot-capitol-insurrection-facial-recognition/
New to Mastodon, check out my open-source project! Open source offline neural machine translation in Python: https://github.com/argosopentech/argos-translate
Fascinating details, the least of which is that this thing weighs 20kg, blimey.
While this article says "no worries" I note that if Trump isn't there, he's not with his "nuclear football" and not undertaking a critical, national security responsibility. Breach of law under the Constitution?
How will Trump pass 'nuclear football' to Biden if he's not at swearing-in? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/19/high-noon-how-trump-will-pass-nuclear-football-to-biden
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