The spread of armed officers was one aspect of “Strathclydisation”, where tough Glaswegian tactics were rolled out to the sticks. Use of stop and search also increased. Methods that work on inner-city gangs are unsuited to places where duties include rescuing cats from trees…
The Economist, in ‘Scotland’s national police force finds its feet’
Tory MPs complain that their inboxes are deluged with demands for both extremes: a “People’s Vote” on one hand, or a no-deal Brexit on the other. (Emails about more mundane topics, like delayed trains, still outnumber both.)
—The Economist, in ‘A rebellion in the Conservative ranks fizzles out’
Monkey bars worked their bodies, reading worked their minds, but there was something else, something both physical and mental, that happened when they worked their fingers. Imagination. Socialization. Freedom.
— ‘Every City Should Have a Toy Library’ in The Atlantic
Bravery is by far the kindest word for stupidity
Continue reading Be, or not to be … brave?
It get’s worse the more important it is to us
The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we’ll feel towards pursuing it.
— Dave in ‘The Resistance is Real’
I feel it as a fear of failure – a what if. I wonder if its also a fear of success – and the change that may bring?
I once had a friend from Portland, Ore., tell me about spending some time on the French-Italian border for work. “We crossed over to France to get our croissants and went back to get our coffee. One country can’t do coffee, and the other can’t do pastries; you would think that they could get together and work it out.”
— ‘Why Is Coffee in France So Bad?’ in Slate
Someone else gave a tip that “any value below 1rem is deliberately setting a font-size below the user’s preferred size.”
—Improving Readability With Bigger Fonts and Higher Contrast – Cushion