Friday

1. Tories and TBP not always at odds:

2. Far too much where our reaction must be – not very good at what they do:

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/11/how-terrible-software-design-decisions-led-to-ubers-deadly-2018-crash/

I put what seemed a duh question – dear oh dear. Why? Yes I know NVGAWTD but why? Yet another before we go:

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2019/10/ford-carrier-is-a-failure-with-huge-radar-elevator-launch-and-landing-problems.html

3. All you probably want to know about loony bins:

http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/34075-Asylums.html

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ghost-tour-mental-hospital

4. Another vaguely in the category NVGAWTD:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-10/glacier-national-park-quietly-removes-its-gone-2020-signs?fbclid=IwAR322xbhizJlWQO174zaoy1c1ENQtil9KESqL5SoKc8beqRdAKtt7KyQutw

5. Evil judges again:

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

14 comments for “Friday

  1. microdave
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    You can’t say “loony bins” – it’s clearly offensive! My next-door neighbour told me that she recently got a ticking off from a (NHS) physiotherapist when she referred to a walking frame as a “Zimmer Frame”. Said “health professional” claimed that this is now considered to be “Not Politically Correct”.

    To say my ghast was well and truly flabbered was an understatement – and I consulted Google, expecting a suitable explanation. Surprisingly there was none, and it transpires that these mobility aids gained that name after a genericised trademark from Zimmer Holdings…

    • November 8, 2019 at 17:26

      Gotta get me one of them there zimmer frames. Turbocharged.

  2. Mark Matis
    November 8, 2019 at 13:38

    Who counts the votes in your fair isle? Is there any action taken by your “Law Enforcement” and your “Legal” system if the vote count for a hive is substantially larger than the total number of citizens of voting age in said hive? On the West side of the Pond, that is no problem.

    • November 8, 2019 at 15:11

      Electoral Commission but they’re crawling with Remain and leftists. Not one from our side – not one.

      • Mudplugger
        November 8, 2019 at 20:49

        That’s not true, James. Votes are counted by the Returning Officer (and his staff) at the local authority (council) – all tellers are employees of the local authority. The Electoral Commission is the body which regulates the conduct of elections but is not involved in the actual processes, those are all delegated to local authorities.

        Polling Stations are manned by at least three ‘clerks’ who are also employees of the local authority.

        Representatives of all the candidates are entitled to be present at the count and can have close oversight of physical ballot-papers being counted. They can’t, of course, watch every vote being counted by every teller and, therefore, cannot verify the result when all the piles have been totalled, but it looks good.

        • November 8, 2019 at 21:04

          EC presides over disputes.

        • November 9, 2019 at 02:24

          Representatives of all the candidates are entitled to be present at the count and can have close oversight of physical ballot-papers being counted.

          They call them scrutineers in Australia. I believe it’s pretty much the same system as in Britain. I’ve done some scrutineering. In Australia at least there really is very little chance of vote fraud.

          The Americans have a totally different system and like most things the Americans do it’s probably corrupt all the way through. But the British and Australian systems are designed to make voter fraud just about impossible.

          The difference in Australia of course is the preference votes. That makes scrutineering more challenging but in practice it’s very transparent and very fair.

          • Mudplugger
            November 9, 2019 at 09:41

            Extensive voting fraud in Britain is mostly conducted via the Postal and Proxy vote systems – there is no check on who actually marks the ballot-paper, so blocks of postal votes become a tradable commodity in some parts of the country. Dead people can thus continue to vote for decades. One particular ward has a Proxy-Vote percentage 50 times higher than the miniscule national average, but no-one ever asks why.

            Everyone knows it happens, how it happens and where it happens but they don’t have the courage to challenge the groups who are doing it, most of whom seem to follow a ‘religion of peace’ – funny that.

          • November 9, 2019 at 10:33

            Yep, think that about covers it.

  3. dearieme
    November 8, 2019 at 15:41

    The USN apparently currently has six aircraft carriers under repair in Virginia. It seems to me that one good mine-laying submarine could lock them in for ages, so dismal is the USN’s minesweeping capacity.

    Presumably it’s possible to lay a minefield in such a way that it’s impossible to prove who did it. That’ll be fun, eh?

    • November 8, 2019 at 16:42

      That’ll be fun or that’d be fun? 🙂

  4. Toodles
    November 8, 2019 at 18:01

    Uber? I was wondering what happened to her! Thought she got chased away by the mean ole boys!

    *That’ll be fun, eh?*

    Well ‘gettin’blowed up real good’ is one way to go. Short and sweet.

    I see DM in stocks for weeks….yes, naked and in stocks…hunched and hanging in the town square. Torture to you and torture to the English public at the same time!!! ( giggling manically, I am!)

    Jus’ teasin’ or am I? Hhhhee, hee, hahahahaha….RLOL
    No really, I am teasin’ …(snickering and snorting….maniacally!!!)!

    • November 8, 2019 at 18:10

      Toodles, that concept of Dearieme – do you mind, it’s dinner time.

  5. Toodles
    November 8, 2019 at 21:19

    Hic! Je vous demande pardon!

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