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There's an archived version here: https://archive.is/nGOAR

Decent Wikipedia article about the militarisation of police, covering Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, the UK and the US:


According to NASA [1]: Perseverance is expected to obtain imagery of the flight using its Navcam and Mastcam-Z imagers, with the pictures expected to come down that evening (early morning Monday, April 12, in Southern California). The helicopter will also document the flight from its perspective, with a color image and several lower-resolution black-and-white navigation pictures possibly being available by the next morning.

[1] https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-mars-helicopter-to...

I'd suggest that centuries of tradition have value, not least for the older generations of Brits, but especially for the tourist dollars drawn to the pageantry. Yes, it's a bit Disney, but it has a little more class and visitors seem to love it.

France got rid of their monarchy some time ago. They still get plenty of tourism. I can give plenty of other examples where the royal family was let go and tourism continued to flourish. The important thing is that all of the palaces and castles would still exist and become open to the public as museums. If anything, tourism would improve if people could visit Buckingham Palace like they visit the Palace at Versailles.

That's a good point, and well made, but it is still the case that royal-themed souvenirs fly off the shelves and also that overseas visitors flock to any royal/state spectacle when in the UK; mostly, I reckon, for the sheer anachronistic oddity and weirdness.

But we probably have no need to get rid of our monarchy, the family seems to be doing that job for us. When that happens, we can see whether tourist revenues go up or down :-)

Maybe if you did a bit of basic research you would learn that the public _can_ visit Buckingham Palace and tour various rooms that were basically mini-museums containing parts of the royal collections. Last time I popped in was soon after watching Tim's Vermeer when I learned that the picture in question had been rotated into the collection on display.

It is absolutely amazing to see so many people who obviously have no skin in this particular game crawling out from under their rocks to share their strongly held beliefs about the royal family, as if the rest of us give a toss about your opinion...

Yeah, that getting rid of the monarchy thing, that worked out well in France.

If you're trying to be ironic, you have to keep in mind France is and has been a republic for 160 years.

So yeah, getting rid of the monarchy seems to have worked.

Quite so, and you'd be right to. But Prince Philip also came out with some decent quotes - some arguably typical British humour and some others just his thoughts:

- I would like to go to Russia very much — although the bastards murdered half my family.

- Dontopedalogy is the science of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it, which I've practised for many years.

- You're just a silly little Whitehall [civil service] twit: you don't trust me and I don't trust you.

- I don't care what kind it is, just get me a beer.

- So you are the people tearing down the Brazilian rainforest and breeding cattle. [This was when he was a figurehead for the WWF.]

- Anyone who is concerned about his dignity would be well advised to keep away from horses.

Anyhow, it is a shame to lose an entertaining tradition. Also a shame to lose someone with such character from the royal family. Only Princess Anne has the same outspoken, blunt manner and a penchant for the odd swearword.

You had me at: >- I don't care what kind it is, just get me a beer.

I've worked in a few places where the space was removed to guard against bad line breaks, where the number could end up orphaned at the end of a line and the unit abbreviation was at the start of the next one. Non-breaking spaces were often too fiddly to deal with, so removal was a decent compromise.

I'm a big fan of the Economist style guide (and Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language, which informs the guide) and have used it shamelessly as the basis for guides I've written in newsrooms over the years.

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Documents filed by DoorDash in the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday:


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