1. If I tell you this is 1932, when was she born do you think?

2. A climate thingy:

Although sending Chinese coal power thousands of miles to Europe would be ruinously inefficient in technical terms (potentially up to half the electricity would be lost in transmission), the electricity which made it all the way to Holland would still be cheaper than green electricity.

Sending Chinese electricity to Holland would provide Holland with affordable electricity, without China or Holland breaching their international climate commitments.

Under the terms of their Paris Agreement commitments China receives a free pass to generate as much coal power as they want until at least 2030 – so exporting electricity to Holland would not violate China’s Paris commitments.

3. Another climate thingy:

A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is the scientific equivalent of: Have you read a work of Shakespeare’s?

4. I’d have killed the bastard:

A man protecting his 21-year-old daughter against a bottom groping African will be charged with causing bodily harm.
At the Munich Hackerbrücke train station, a drunk 28-year-old migrant from Eritrea grabbed a German woman under her skirt on Tuesday.

When her father saw the sexual assault, he punched the African man in the face to make him stop.

An employee of the German railway company Deutsche Bahn, witnessed the incident and alerted federal police.

5. Last but not least, a film we should not instantly dismiss – it might be worth exploring them:

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

8 comments for “Friday

  1. The Blocked Dwarf
    October 12, 2018 at 11:26

    4.”There is a suspicion that there were two crimes, one sexual harassment and the other a physical injury. The police are required by law to bring both,” spokeswoman Petra Wiedmann of the Munich police says.”

    Which is absolutely the correct response. At a guess the Vater will get a slap on the wrist *if *the judges feel he went too far. He will be pleading ‘Nothilfe’ (‘defending someone’) and rest assured German judges will take into account all the emotional factors (ie seeing his daughter manhandled) that might have led him to use more force than strictly necessary to end the assault. Bavarian judges in particular tend to be rather ‘old fashioned’ about such things. Also, unlike in yUK, German courts don’t readily accept the ‘its my culture innit’ Get Out Of Jail Free Card but I doubt the migrant will even see the inside of a ‘Gericht’ and will disappear the moment he left the Polizei-station.

  2. The Blocked Dwarf
    October 12, 2018 at 11:37

    5. “Successfully raised nearly $40,000 on indiegogo in DVD/Blu-Ray sales.”

    So someone obviously decided to ….*cough* ‘explore’.

  3. Bill
    October 12, 2018 at 12:11

    A climate thing.

    Meanwhile, in 1989, the UN said we'd all be long dead by now— Old Holborn✘ (@Holbornlolz) 8 October 2018

  4. James Strong
    October 12, 2018 at 12:24

    I estimate that the was born in 1919.

    • October 12, 2018 at 12:39

      The child behind is about 10 or 11. She would have been about 21 when she had him. I’d say she could have been a turn of the century baby.

      • decnine
        October 12, 2018 at 13:00

        Why do you assume that she is the child’s mother? Why would they both need a weekly season ticket?

      • The Blocked Dwarf
        October 12, 2018 at 13:30

        You’re assuming the child is hers. Yet he is standing on the other side of the cordon. Maybe he is , maybe he isn’t. If he is hers then she may well have married and reproduced earlier than 21 -that whole ‘home on leave from the Great War’ thing. I’ve looked at the photo on the Daily Mail (who published it in 2015) and -again a gut feeling- the boy is of a better class, by his dress, than the woman. He looks like he is on his way to a minor public school..
        Not saying you’re wrong but it is all guesswork on both our parts.

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