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January 2021
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January 2021

31 January 2021

“I promise you if I orchestrated a giant worldwide conspiracy it would not involve filling my hospital to way over capacity with people who cant breathe just for people to tell me it was only the flu.” — Neil Stone, 14 January 2021

“I have a new shanty about the PMs response to COVID. It is called ‘what shall we do with the drunken failure’.” — Stephen Reicher, 15 January 2021

“We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another.” — Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb

snowy boots

Snow day 2021. Snow woman built, snowball fight had. Friends seen from a distance. Hot Milo.

12 years ago, many of us were inspired by Barack Obama's election to the US Presidency; enough that the major political parties in the UK sought to find their own Obama-like figure to rally the populace (they failed). With the performance of the Trump administration from 2017-2021, people are beside themselves with relief to elect someone who has at least a base level of empathy and executive competence - as evidenced by the rapturous welcome for the Biden-Harris team. We may have to wait till 2024 in the UK to right the wrongs of the Johnson government — if we survive that long.

  • The efforts of the Good Law Project are but one source of information.
  • Advice from the alternative group Independent SAGE (which has so far been ignored, with ad hominem attacks on its members by the right-wing establishment beginning to be normalised) charts a way to manage our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Could we please get the anti-vax, Q conspiracy theorists focused on this special brand of nonsense, please: The "Historians" That Believe We're Currently Living In The Year 1724

“... contrary to what our politicians say, there is only one way to deal with a rapidly mutating virus that demonstrates the real power of exponential growth: Go hard. Act early. And go to zero.” — Andrew Nikiforuk, ‘The Virus Changed. Now We Must ‘Get to Zero’ or Face Catastrophe’, 28 January 2021