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Steve Baker invoking the European Convention on Human Rights against lockdown.

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#Gati intensified rapidly and hit #Somalia on Sunday as category 2 equivalent tropical cyclone. There is no historical record of a hurricane-strength system making landfall in Somalia.
https://twitter.com/WMO/status/1330782945964077056
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Steve Baker invoking the European Convention on Human Rights against lockdown.

Irony is dead.

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If this was part of a more general realisation, that would be one thing. But of course it won't be.


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"...we are at a break point in terms of the capitalist system, which needs to address the issues of both inequalities and climate change.

In addition to this comes a new factor, but one that is taking shape perversely: social media and the Internet. And this remarkable creation, which was initially made to exchange knowledge and circulate it within an academic community, has become an extraordinary instrument for disseminating information.

Nonetheless, it has also become two dangerous things: an instrument for the viralisation of emotions, whatever they may be – which means that each person sees themselves in the world and in the other’s emotion, out of context, for better or for worse -, and a de-hierarchisation of all self-expression, and therefore of objection to any form of authority, be it political, academic or scientific, which helps shape life in democracy and society, simply because it is there, someone has said it, and it has the same value from wherever it is said.

We have not yet sufficiently taken this on board. We have not organised a public order for this space. This virtual space over-determines our choices today, and at the same time it transforms our political life. And therefore, anthropologically, it disrupts democracies and our lives."

- Interview granted to Le Grand Continent magazine by the french President Emmanuel Macron.
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https://www.elysee.fr/en/emmanuel-macro ... uel-macron
I think I roughly understand what "de-hierarchisation of all self-expression" means in this context but I would've liked to watched and understood the interview with Macron as he gave it in French. Interesting read, the transcript.


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Shocked etc to read that the Mail have been using some dodgy data from some Twitter user called Statistics Guy rather than the ONS.

https://twitter.com/NeilDotObrien/statu ... 6966518785

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Nov, 2020 4:00 pm 
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That a Tory MP is calling this out might be notable though.


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
That a Tory MP is calling this out might be notable though.

Surprised the hell out of me, that did. I checked who he was.


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The unusual Somalian cyclone caused death and destruction
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Srongest storm in its history clobbers Somalia. Some places got 2 years worth of rain in a few hours. Many dead.
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Nov, 2020 5:21 pm 
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Not the first to this today but still good...

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Ironic that it will be Oxford University that finally allows the country to drop its obsession with PPE.
4:29 PM · Nov 23, 2020·Twitter for iPhone


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Nov, 2020 5:23 pm 
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Good morfternoon.

Later on, we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
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Walking in a Winter Covid Plan.


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RogerOThornhill wrote:
Not the first to this today but still good...

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Ironic that it will be Oxford University that finally allows the country to drop its obsession with PPE.
4:29 PM · Nov 23, 2020·Twitter for iPhone


:D


Still always makes me think of the "older" meaning, even after the best part of a year.


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Nov, 2020 7:50 pm 
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You have to look quite closely at this one...

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Pfizer vaccine: effective, protective and safe
Modena vaccine: effective, protective and safe
Oxford vaccine: effective, protective, and safe
12:23 PM · Nov 23, 2020·Twitter Web App

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Nov, 2020 7:54 pm 
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And this is worth a read.

Dominic Cummings wanted to rewire the British state, but he needed to change the thinking of those in charge

https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/a ... arge-of-it

Cherry picking in my own specialism I know but rings true.

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Cummings’ old department (and mine) has been arguing for a decade now that school autonomy is so critical to success that academies shouldn’t have to follow the national curriculum and at the same time all primary schools should be teaching a national curriculum so prescriptive that it insists children learn about fronted adverbials: because one Minister believed in autonomy and another very much didn’t.


Quite.

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Nov, 2020 8:16 pm 
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I'm shocked shocked to discover that academy 'freedom' doesn't seem to exist after all!

Trust ordered to scrap extended Christmas holiday, or face ‘action’ from ministers

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/trust-ordered ... ministers/

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A regional schools commissioner has told a trust she “can not support” its decision to close early for Christmas, warning if they don’t U-turn she will “escalate” the case to ministers who “may wish to consider further action”.

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Good morfternoon.

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fronted adverbials
elements of medical
effective, protective and safe


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can you have affronted verbials?

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Good as usual from Wren-Lewis.

https://mainlymacro.blogspot.com/2020/1 ... erity.html

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The rationale they have given for ignoring the medical experts has been to balance health with the economy. The irony is that once again most economists I have seen who have studied this issue have agreed with me that there is no meaningful trade-off between the economy and health beyond the very short term. Once again academic economists are ignored, this time where lives are directly at stake.


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Talking of which...hands up who thinks this one wouldn't actually recognise a cost-benefit analysis if it fell onto her lap let alone know what to do with it?

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Is ANY journalist going to ask the Prime Minister what the evidence is for continuing with these lockdown restrictions until March?

Is ANY journalist going to ask the Prime Minister whether the Government has carried out any cost-benefit analysis of these restrictions?

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Michigan certifies for Biden.

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APNEWSALERT: LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election board certifies victory for Biden, another setback in Trump’s effort to overturn election results.
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Goodnight, everyone.
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Georgia has also certified, with Pennsylvania and Arizona set to do so imminently.

What is left for Trump - some sort of Hail Mary that a "friendly" SC will somehow invalidate the election?


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can you have affronted verbials?


Let's hope so.


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And...the transition begins.

https://twitter.com/JDiamond1/status/13 ... 3616457730

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News: The GSA has informed president-elect Joe Biden the administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN. (Via
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