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  1. Wonderful entertainment. World record in the women's triple jump, joint golds in the high jump and now the 100m final. Great fun.
  2. Is he bringing Starlink to the Island? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2021/07/31/elon-musk-sets-isle-man-blanket-britain-starlink-broadband/amp/
  3. Fascinating discussion on the causes and solutions to authoritarian thinking. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000y7sq https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000y7sq
  4. Charlie Christian was born today in 1916, he died in 1942 of tuberculosis at only 25. Basically invented modern jazz guitar. Take 3 minutes off to enjoy.
  5. Goodness, I am so in favour of the head of state being a citizen and so subject to the laws of the country. I find royal meddling and tax fiddling the worst examples of the corruption of monarchy. At very least make them citizens and so subject to the law just like everyone else or get rid of monarchy all together. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58005875
  6. Blast, Dusty Hill the bassist with ZzTop has died
  7. Great advert for the grit it takes to be a Paralympian https://youtu.be/OjIP9EFbcWY
  8. Great example of astrophotography: https://youtu.be/oHcMvF-nP2s
  9. China's political slogans (提法 ti2fa3) are quite fascinating things. Sometimes understandable, sometime not. The BBC has recently had a go looking at some of them: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09pnqtq 1. 只有社会主义才能救中国 Zhi1you3 she4hui4zhu3yi1 cai2 neng2j iu4 zhong1guo2 Only Socialism can save China. 2. 从群众中来,到群众中去 Cong2 qun2zhong4 zhong1 lai2, dao4 qun2zhong4 zhong1 qu4 From the masses to the masses 3. 百花齊放,百家爭鳴 Bai3hua1 qi2fang4, bai3jia1 zheng1ming2 Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend. 4. 两条腿走路 Liang3 tiao2 tui3 zhou3 lu4 Walking on two legs 5. 造反有理; Zao4fan4 you3 li3 To rebel is justified 6. 让一部分人先富起来 Rang4 yi1bu4fen4 ren2 xian1 fu4 qi3lai2 Let some people get rich first 7. 民主万岁 Min2zhu3 wan4 sui4 Long live democracy 8. 中国梦 Zhong1guo2 meng4 The China Dream They also had a go back in 2013 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24923993
  10. Fascinating long-read on the ancient Chinese text the Zuo Zhuan 左传 and how it is a more useful guide to the Chinese-US rivalry than Thucydides. https://warontherocks.com/2020/12/trapped-by-thucydides-updating-the-strategic-canon-for-a-sinocentric-era/
  11. Difficult game. Surprise goal and 20 mins of possession but then growing Italian dominance. Not too hopeful at the moment.
  12. Not the most elegant game, but good enough.
  13. Not a bad game of football so far. Chances and tough defending is my summary. Need a bit more excitement.
  14. Interesting. I mistakenly thought Labor voters had repudiated Blair. This survey says not. Really interesting thread on political views. https://twitter.com/rcolvile/status/1412419329015140367?s=19
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