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Selective Dissonance

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I am thinking about and posting this blog as I watch the live stream of Dragon capsule 'Endeavour' carrying it's human crew (and Tremor the dinosaur! First dino in space! Take that extinction meteor!) towards the International Space Station.
What was particularly exciting was seeing the capsule fly overhead from just outside my house.
As I've posted before, I love space stuff like this!
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What I haven't been thinking too much about, or posting about has been the situation on the ground in the USA - arising from the killing of George Floyd.
And I am far from qualified to comment on the nuances of the whole situation; but clearly there are all kinds of wrong things occurring now (as they have done for years and years; this is just the latest in a seemingly never-ending list of race-based injustices), which is as unsettling as ever.
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It has been interesting to see how there is obviously a coordinated effort across Nasa/SpaceX to avoid mentioning anything about the Minnesota…

I Predict a Bon Mot

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It is certainly a bold time to be making predictions; when the whole COVID-19 situation could hardly be considered to be approaching anything such as 'over'.

And yet - what else am I going to occupy myself with, on another Sunday(?) afternoon - than making wildly speculative motions in the direction of the unpredictable future?!

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And the outlook is particularly bleak. In fact I don't recommend reading on; this is mainly to exorcise my own thoughts; with the only consolation being that I can always go "I told you so..." at some unspecified time in what we currently laughingly refer to as 'The Future'.

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Very little will change.

Okay that's not true at certain practical levels; shopping will always be a practical inconvenience for the physical necessities at supermarkets; much more other shopping will be enforced to being online only; the workplace especially will be significantly transformed - to being a place you drop in once in a while to catch-up …

I Don't Know What To Do

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There's nothing like watching a fresh video from Philosophy Tube in the bath, to bring you down in times like these.

Not because the content of the video was particularly depressing - as ever the topics are lit up with Ollie's infectious whimsical spin; and the eventual conclusion is that - yes, the universe is a dark meaningless void; but by being creative you are directly rebelling against that.

And I like rebellion.

Have I mentioned that I have created an entire creative framework in which to challenge the absolute fundamentals of society?

In fact I spent this morning drafting the first annual financial report from the Department of the Treasury (aren't you all excited?!), which tickles both the MoGian heart of my operation, and the excel nerd within me.

But even this leaves me a little lost.

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Rebellion is typically against the status quo, and the status is most certainly not 'quo' these days.

Which is news to absolutely nobody reading this in all but the earl…