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In the 1 days ending Mar 16, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Pool running1 45:00 0.43(1:43:27) 0.7(1:04:17)
  Total1 45:00 0.43(1:43:27) 0.7(1:04:17)

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Thursday Mar 16, 2017 #

7 AM

Pool running 45:00 [3] 0.7 km (1:04:17 / km)

A strange morning, with a change approaching after a very warm night and a weird orange light with the sunrise (which is getting increasingly late). By the time I was in the pool it had started raining (with a suitably photogenic rainbow for the first half of the session). Didn't feel as if a run would have gone that well, but this session was OK.

I've been doing a bit of historical work this week, but it was from somewhere else that I found out that 50 years or so ago, somebody chained themselves to the front of the Bureau building (shared at the time with numerous other Commonwealth agencies) in support of the cause of equal pay for women and men. That sort of protest is one bit of excitement we haven't had on our premises in my time. There was a protest by the No Carbon Tax people in 2012 against our alleged cooking of the books, but (a) they went to the wrong building, (b) the presumed primary target of the protest was otherwise engaged on their way to an NOL race in Canberra and (c) only four people turned up (eight if you count the police).

(The concept of equal pay for men and women still isn't totally accepted by some people - a Polish MEP, demonstrating that the Anglosphere doesn't have a monopoly on political dinosaurs, was in hot water this week for saying that women should be paid less than men because they were "smaller, weaker and less intelligent").

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