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Member since Dec 2013 • Last active Jan 2021

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  • in Rides & Races
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    It might actually be illegal in Wales though (sorry, given up keeping up with the constant changing of laws across uk).

    In England there is no law on how far you can travel for exercise, but the guidance is to be local. At the same time some guy got fined for driving to a maccie d's 100 miles away, so I don't really know what the score is.

    I went for a local off road ride today and it was a bit of a bog fest.

  • in COVID-19
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    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/202­1/jan/16/bosses-accused-putting-workers-­lives-risk-bending-lockdown-trading-rule­s

    This shit makes me so cross. All the talk about getting kids back in school being the number one priority and fining people for going for a walk in the country and yet the data points to transmission being driven by less than essential work, or work that could be done from home.

    I'm just still baffled by the government's insistence on not getting to grips with a proper lockdown. How can click and collect handbags even be legal if you can only leave your house for essential shopping or exercise?

    Why are the cops not hanging about outside these shops instead of countryside car parks?

    I understand the government are totally useless, but I'm disappointed the police seem to be determined to grab the most ineffectual end of the stick too.

  • in COVID-19
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    The amount I dont know about mass vaccination would fill many books, but it does strike me as odd that we've stumbled upon this fact....surely Pfizer can divide required dose volume by volume of vial to calculate the dose per vial.

    I'm currently teaching my 8 year old her Maths curriculum, and this question would not be out of place.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Perhaps an idea that Pardons can only be granted to crimes committed prior to your tenure / start of your campaign for office would be a good start.

    The current system is clearly mad if you have ended up with a criminal in the White House.

    Also, Trump has granted less clemency because he generally only does it if there is something in it directly for him - hence needing it to be limited to past rather than recent crimes.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    What's the highlights situation for this tour. Daughter is getting well into cricket but is it just on Sky?

  • in COVID-19
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    Ha! Boris Cycled (or was driven?) to a park not near his house and then commented that it seemed a lot of people were there and wondered if they were taking the rules seriously....amaze.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The only benefit of impeachment is that it means Trump can't run in 2024 I think.

    Could they really impeach within two weeks anyway?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    This is pretty amazing report from ITV. Journo has some balls.

    https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/13469­52339886923786?s=20

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    As seems to be the case with everything to do with american elections, it's a bit of a mess.

    Two senate seats were up for grabs in Georgia in the November election. David Perdue's term was coming to an end, so an election was needed. It officially ended on Jan 3rd, so he's out of the senate. This senate seat is now vacant until the winner is sworn in.

    Kelly Loefler has actually never won an election - the previous senator resigned due to ill health at the start of 2020. His term was supposed to run till 2023, but in Georgia the rules are that a replacement can be named, and sit in the Senate, but must be confirmed by a special election. This special election was scheduled for November so they could combine it with everything else, which make sense. As a result, Kelly Loefler will remain a senator for Georgia until her successor is confirmed/sworn in.

    Both the senate elections are run-offs. This happens when neither gained a majority. In November both races ended with candidates on 49% each, as a tiny minority voted for independent candidates. With neither of the senate races seeing a candidate get 50% of the vote, we moved to this runoff scenario where it's just the two candidates for each seat, so someone must get 50% or more.

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