The 36% needs to be the target


So I was hoping for that Euphonium ridicule march tune to be used this weekend, but the idea was floated too far back, so the comedy awards for the Trump visit goes to women dressing as characters from the TV series.
Astonishing then to see Theresa May in that long red dress.
But it seems sympathy is needed to cos being held by the hand in such an aggressive way is yet another form of sexist oppression.
On the other hand, she did invite him for an official visit.
Trump sought to crystallise how May’s Brexit white paper is not Brexit at all, even though logic says – No, we’re still leaving the EU.
The baby blimp was great.  Not least because of how supporters reacted.
If May was a loser from the visit, so was Piers Morgan.
Maybe I should spend time listing all the reasons why what Trump and his supporters are wrong, but of course, that was Sadiq Khan’s job to do that as he was picked out (after the attacks on Merkel and May) for failing London.  Yep, Trump is anti-women and anti-muslim.
Not so sure about the fascist attack line from the left generally, cos fascism is something more precise.
Anyway, the challenge remains persuading that 36% core of American people who support him no matter what.

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Ten years on Facebook

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Very. mixed feelings about Facebook.

Main concerns –
– Very difficult to configure to allow certain messages to go to certain audiences.
– A consistent reluctance to let me focus on recent topics that are pertinent to me.
– Tagging me on things in which I don’t directly feature.
– Inability to download an interesting graphic without opening another tab.

Fundamentally, not making authors of posts take responsibility for what’s published and therefore sharing too much hate.  Having to rebut anti-Semitism can be time-consuming. Makes me more reluctant to publish posts.

Of less significance, the little videos for events like 10th anniversary are a bit trite.

But it’s not obvious what else does the message-boarding function.

Licensing committee – June 2018

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Considering drafts of updated policies on gambling and drinks & entertainment licensing, before public consultation, with an extra statement for the cumulative impact of licensed businesses near to each other.
Night-time entertainment employs thousands of people, serving tens of thousands  on the busiest evenings.   It makes Nottingham city centre exciting, but loads has to be done to keep it safe, which is what licensing aims to help achieve.
A saturation zone is recognised for the city centre, and may need to grow as the city centre grows southwards.

Per Rail portrays Nottingham in 1913

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A book from Edwardian times comprising of a series of articles on cities and towns along the Great Central Line, with 4 pages on Nottingham’s history and the offices, platforms and yards of the freight operations along Queens Walk.
Scans of the pages are available.  Interesting insights into the industries of “Nottingham – the Capital of the Lace World”.