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left of centre politicians

Post 1

Minorvogonpoet

Perhaps some left of centre politicians cultivate a casual image, to show they are not part of the upper middle class who usually run things?

I seem to remember an incident when left-wing Labour leader Michael Foot attended a solemn ceremony at the Cenotaph in a duffle coat. He was widely condemned for disrespect.


left of centre politicians

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - laugh When asked, Mr Sanders was quite surprised at all the attention. 'I was just trying to keep warm and watch the ceremony,' he said. He wasn't participating, so he wasn't required to dress up.

Yesterday, I saw some Native American young people on their Youtube channel. They had Native American 'Bernie memes'. It turns out they identified with him as an Elder. Many of the kids put decorative blankets on his picture 'so he wouldn't be cold', and made jokes about how their own grandparents behaved the same way at pow-wows. A Jewish thread on Twitter made jokes about 'grandpa at shul'. I think he struck a chord there.


left of centre politicians

Post 3

paulh, hiding under my bed

Bernie is okay in my book.

I buy cheap jersey gloves in bulk. When it's really cold, I double up.


left of centre politicians

Post 4

Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array

Turnout at the inauguration was low due to the choice of location.

Only those who naturally come prepared thought of bringing oxygen.


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Post 5

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - rofl Good one!


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Post 6

paulh, hiding under my bed

Having watched the inauguration on youtube, I could not tell about turnout, but there seemed to be a lot of people there.

I gather that inaugurations are usually held outside, so the public can attend. 2021 was different, because an inside inauguration would have run into problems because f Covid-19. Members of Congress could attend and bring one guest each, but the public was not there.

I don' know about the six-foot distance rule. The people there seemed to be closer than six feet to each other.


left of centre politicians

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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

Of course! No disrespect to a great person!

David Attenborough - Here we have the only surviving part of a shell of the intergalactic extinct species of Dodo, from one of Jupiter's moons -
Amalthea.
Only just discovered by Mariner 5.

smiley - winkeyeOK! It was supposed to go to Venus first! smiley - doh BUT! A hot-dog stall on Amalthea made a great smiley - burgersmiley - drool


left of centre politicians

Post 8

paulh, hiding under my bed

Maybe if Biden sees the picture, he'll nominate Sanders for Secretary of Space.


left of centre politicians

Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Bernie in charge of the Space Force is a pleasant scenario. smiley - rocketsmiley - rofl


left of centre politicians

Post 10

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

smiley - musicalnoteI'd walk a million miles for one of your smiles!

Oh come on! Exaggeration taken a tad too far methinks ? smiley - erm


left of centre politicians

Post 11

paulh, hiding under my bed

The opposite of exaggeration would be inaggeration.
The first is overstatement, the second understatement.


left of centre politicians

Post 12

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

Coronavirus 6ft distancing, I'm STILL having an holiday!


left of centre politicians

Post 13

paulh, hiding under my bed

Of all the things I've lost because of Covd-19, I miss swimming the most. Can you imagine swimming while wearing a face mask?

Here's guidance from the powers that be at one such pool:

" Swimmers should wear a face mask until they are entering the pool, and should wear the mask after exiting the pool. Aquatic centers should make masks available for visitors, however"
http://govsite-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/DJhQzTK4Qe26HJ2J4c7A_2020-5-14%20-%20Healthy%20at%20Work%20Reqs%20-%20Aquatic%20Centers-%20Version%201.0.pdf

But wearing a mask while actually swimming would be extremely awkward.


left of centre politicians

Post 14

Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array

Swimming with a face mask would probably be as comfortable as waterboarding.


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Post 15

paulh, hiding under my bed

That sounds about right. besides, the chlorine in pool water should kill most viruses.

http://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/HealthU/2020/06/08/does-chlorine-kill-coronavirus/#:~:text=The%20US%20Centers%20for%20Disease,the%20virus%20from%20spreading.


left of centre politicians

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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

smiley - sadfaceI can't swim (body set up is wrongsmiley - grrsmiley - winkeyeballast tank in wrong place) smiley - whistlesmiley - laugh
but! I ain't bothered smiley - laughI walk on water anywaysmiley - laugh(modest me)


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Post 17

paulh, hiding under my bed

What a nasty, cold February it is around here.

More snow coming on Sunday.


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Post 18

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

Weather is down to "mother nature" and was status quo until "human" intervention smiley - sadface
WE! Are now suffering the consequence of "our" actions.
Given time "mother nature" will balance things out againsmiley - smiley
but at a cost to "us"


left of centre politicians

Post 19

paulh, hiding under my bed

Global arming started as much as 5,000 years ago, with the beginnings of agriculture:

"Normally greenhouse gas concentrations fall steadily between periods of glaciation. These inter-glacial periods have historically lasted about 10,000 years. However, greenhouse gas concentrations started rising about 5,000 years ago, halfway through the current interglacial period. That’s about the time that agriculture became widespread."

http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/news/story.php?story=1862#:~:text=The%20industrial%20revolution%20is%20often,of%20human%2Dcaused%20climate%20change.&text=Before%20the%20first%20ounce%20of,degrees%20Fahrenheit%20above%20expected%20levels.

But in spite of human-driven warming, there was still a mini-ice age underway about the time of the American Revolution. It lasted through much of the 19th Century.

The angle at which the earth tilts can affect climate. The positioning of continents is also important.

https://eos.org/features/three-times-tectonics-changed-the-climate


left of centre politicians

Post 20

paulh, hiding under my bed

sorry

http://eos.org/features/three-times-tectonics-changed-the-climate


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