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[Oct. 16th, 2020|03:49 pm]
Tikko rantēju 30 minutes virtuvē.
Kaut arī biju, man liekas, diezgan sakarīgs, ko es varu pateikt par savu sievu?
Visu cieņu, vispār.
Normāli.
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[Oct. 14th, 2020|12:41 pm]
'Saslimt' nozīmē 'to fall ill'/'come down with'
Tā tad 'Latvijā ar Covid-19 saslimuši 102 cilvēki', nozīmē, ka viņi ir slimi.
Un ja viņiem nav simptomi? Vai viņi saslimuši?
Aglijā ir tā, ka "86% of UK residents who tested positive for COVID-19 during lockdown did not have the specific virus symptoms (cough, and/or fever, and/or loss of taste/smell)" - no šejienes: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-symptoms-covid-poor-marker-infection.html
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Okt 14 [Oct. 14th, 2020|09:43 am]
Esmu novērojis (ļoti slinkā un nezinātniskā veidā), ka tiem/tām, kuriem/ām nav bernu un jau ir gados (30+ish) varētu būt paaugstinātas bailes no Cvd. Neēsmu pārliecināts, protams - jau domāju par diviem spilgtiem izņēmumiem.

Par jaunajiem ierobežojumiem, manā pilsētiņā, cilveki dumpojas tirā latviešu stīlā ... pagaidām.
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Event 201 [Oct. 7th, 2020|11:58 am]
klausos, kamēr strādāju.  Tas ir sasodīti interesanti
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[Oct. 6th, 2020|11:14 pm]
Norman Mailer could have written about this theatre. He could have got a book about Trump stripping the mask. Would have pounded down into the subterranean streams painfully eroding the American manifestation. He was the journalist that 'blew my mind'. I had picked up a copy of 'Miami and the Siege of Chicago' on a whim to read on the coach trip to a geography field study in South Wales. I had never thought you could write about politics like that. I met him much later. Went with my brother to hear him talk. My fiancee of four years had just left me. Met her in the university bar beforehand- she was going to see the Levellers - we were going to see Norman Mailer. We pissed ourselves (nearly) when the old hebrew declared there was no such thing as a good woman. He is wrong: the world is full of the blessed things, but at the time... I wanted to bring a desperately old copy of 'Why are we in Vietnam?' for him to sign. I bought it in the second-hand bookshop in Fakenham and took it to read on the train ride to visit her in Yarmouth. There is a passage in it where he describes the death of a bear shot in Alaska. It had a soul. I read the passage to my fiancee over and over again as I came down from the LSD she had presented me. I had nearly died a few hours previous. died of laughter at the notion of two old gits betting on 92 no-score draws and winning the pools. I bought a copy of 'The Executioner's Song" and waited in line. Some young sapling ahead of me asked him to sign the book he gave him as 'From one writer to another'. The kind of cunt you get sometimes in Norfolk. "How do I know you are a writer?" Mailer asked him, and wrote 'From a writer'.
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[Sep. 29th, 2020|06:24 pm]
Important information from the Police regarding Covid Fines
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tukša vieta [Sep. 29th, 2020|11:13 am]
Mans kapteins stastīja man par šo nesen. Lika man atcerēties, ko mana sieva kadreiz kaislīgi apgalvoja/jautāja virtuvē, kas bija kaut kas lidzīgi "tev - nu jums, mums ir taču ko teikt. Vairāk nekā tie jaunieši. Kāpēc klusējam?" Konteksts, protams ir svarīgs. Konteksts bija muzika.

Te ir pieradījujms. David Edwards ir bijis caur elli un atpakaļ. Mans kapteins bija viens no tiem, kas palidzēja raut viņu arā no slimnicās, un vot, pēc ilgiem gadiem mums ir 
muzika/izpausme - 'the grass is always greener on the dark side of the moon, don't end up penniless, having blood on the spittoon'.

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Pastkarte no Latvijas [Sep. 24th, 2020|10:56 pm]
"And then it all came together for me – why Latvia hasn’t succumbed to the hysteria and inanities that Britain has. The ordinary Latvian has little time for state propaganda. They had enough of being told what to do in the Soviet era and they know that political masters are prone to filling them with nonsense. Yes, the regulations are there – the art gallery I visited was not short of OTT instructions on how many people should be in a room or which way you should walk along a corridor – but the visitors often ignored them and staff didn’t intervene. Between 1940 and 1990 the Latvian people were either under the heel of the Nazis or the Soviets. Like so much of Eastern Europe, Latvia has had a taste of totalitarianism in recent memory and the people don’t want to go back to it. They also have no time for identity politics or any other dumb trivialities – there are no debates about gender neutral loos here.

For now I’ve escaped the psycho-circus that is the UK. I’m dreading returning to our anxious, masked, misinformed, divided, cowed nation. How I wish we were more Latvian. It is a country which is so much more at ease with itself than we are, in so many ways."


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[Sep. 23rd, 2020|11:35 pm]
Framing Covid-19
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no time to check the latvian [Sep. 23rd, 2020|11:47 am]
Vispār dzīve ir ļoti jauka. Vakar gāju skriet ar suni ap 7:30 no rīta. Kad atgriežos no mēža, viena sieviete, kura bija vēdusi savu bernu uz bernudarza, man pateica:

labrīt

Viņa, ko, tikko no anglijas?

Šorīt šoferis izkāpa no smagamašinas, lai spēlēt ar manu suni. Parunājām kādus 10 minutes, lielākoties, par to, kā nošaut dronus.

Bēt par angliju, un the worldview (the sacred is the world, we just have the worldview imposed), un par šo te 6 6 6, es izlēmu skatīties uz faktiem ...viens pats!

Rē, "6,732 new people tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in England in between 20 August and 26 August."

+

"Testing capacity between 20 August and 26 August was at 2,695,786 tests per week, an increase of 18% since the previous week."

Tā tad: 6,732/2,695,786 = 0.25%.


Bet false positives ir aptuveni 1% (musu Vesēlības ministers pats apgalvoja), kas nozīme, ka .... es nezinu, ko tas nozīme. Vai tas nozīmē, ka lielākoties tiem, kuri ir positivus testu resultātus, istenībā nav šo covid? Bet ja false positivi ir 1%, tad būtu gaidījies, ka vajadzētu būt 26,975 + cases, nē?

Ko esmu nav sapratis?
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pašnāvība ir viegla [Sep. 18th, 2020|11:55 am]
Šonakt sapnī redzēju, ka draugi no anglijas apzinīgi nogulās uz šosejas. 

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pēc savas brīvas gribas [Sep. 3rd, 2020|01:38 pm]
Nebūtu pārsteigts ja kaut kas līdzīgs notiktu arī šeit LV - nebūtu tik dārgi. 

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Integrācija [Aug. 27th, 2020|05:07 pm]
Pēc 20 patikami ilgiem gadiem, spēlēju zoli:
instrukcijas joprojam kabatā.
Turklāt tomati kļust sarkanāki, lēni.
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Tikmēr Spanijā [Aug. 21st, 2020|11:07 am]
Ārsta sejas izteiksmes ir burvīgas

Paldies userinfoformica
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dabas ziņas [Jul. 30th, 2020|11:01 am]
Vakar siltumnicā tauriņš nokrita pie manām kajām - beigts
Sieva šodien novēroju, ka skudras ir pazudušas (vismaz pie mums).
Vispār pie mums nav daudz kukaiņu - mušas nelīdo virtuvē: tikai daži zirnekļi izmisīgi gaida.

Kā pie jums?
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[Jun. 26th, 2020|10:15 pm]
klausos Vagneru (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PBhlPeTJ_g&t=277s) un lasu Moses Hess "The Essense of Money".
My thoughts return to Utrecht, where the anarcho-syndicalist krogu komandā, kurā es toreiz spēlēju
came into, on the campsite
men of the right
from Germany.

I drank Stroh (80%) ar saldo iebiezināto pienu
"Genius is in the meeting of opposites" es apgalvoju.

Ja nemaldos uzvarējam spēli, bet
they left us a white feather.
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[Jun. 26th, 2020|02:56 pm]
Es esmu pirmo reizē bibliotēkā kopš mes-visi-nomirsim.

bultiņas uz gridas/sargs bez humora/ir jāreservē galds/darbiniekien aiz stikla garlaicīgi skatās uz saviem telefoniem.

Mēklēju vārdu... nezinu, kā šo visu aprakstīt.. pat angliski (esmu anglis), hypertechnochondriac.. ish? Nē, neder.. padomāšu, tikai zinu šo: ja šī ir nākotnē, ko teicamniekiem ir prātā, tad es pieklājīgi aicinu viņus to do one.
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overheard in ksenukai [Jun. 14th, 2020|09:43 pm]
A: Eu! Kā iet?
B: Normāli
A: Kā tu zini?
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[Jun. 14th, 2020|06:40 pm]
Ja futbolistiem kāda kustība ir jāatbalsta, tad ir skaidrs, ka kustība ir astroturfed.
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Satire - The Return of Covid [Jun. 11th, 2020|04:58 pm]
No the Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/10/far-right-protesters-plan-defence-of-statues-such-as-churchills)

"One campaign group, Hope Not Hate, said that sometimes planned far-right protests fail to materialise – but on this occasion coaches had been booked to take demonstrators from as far afield as north-east England, which until last week had the second-highest rate of coronavirus infections in England."
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