Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 28th, 2014

Shit, just saw the time. I’ve an early start tomorrow, to head into Sydney. Gone.

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RT @smartbrain: Google plus still works fine… [Hah, even the Thai coup leaders can’t be bothered with Google+.]

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@stokely As I say in the podcast, I was gobsmacked. Then again, earlier I talk about how most people don’t engage either the news as we do.

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@stokely In retrospect the first half is just me reflecting on process, and I could have gone straight to the meat of it.

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@stokely Ah, you started at the start, eh? An amazing sound bite, that. But you can skip a long way in for the rest of that.

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@stokely @ktcita My visit to Cronulla, from the 32m50s mark, reveals the acquiescence. And the racism. stilgherrian.com/edict/00024/

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@ktcita No problem. Things get lost in the news stream, and forgotten. Especially with the Budget.

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@Sam_Hickey Will do. I’ve faved that tweet so I’ll be reminded at some point. There’s a few things in my reading queue at the moment.

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To be clear, @FarrellPF broke the news of Operation Sovereign Borders lifeboat safety gear being removed on 7 May. theguardian.com/world/2014/may…

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@Sam_Hickey I’ve heard of it but haven’t read it. Just downloaded it for reading, thank you.

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@jonoabroad Oh @FarrellPF and @oliverlaughland at @GuardianAus have been doing LOTS of excellent work on this. I’m just shouting.

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Just joined us? Video: Australian Maritime Safety Authority shrugs at lifeboat safety gear being removed. youtube.com/watch?v=cwXlW9…

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Wait, I just realised that if @BernardKeane’s tweet was accurate, that bureaucrat is from… the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. WTF?

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I’ve been stunned by this ever since the news broke. We buy lifeboats, and then deliberately remove equipment from them. A planned act.

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@brucerossbrc Ah, a good thing I moderated what I was going to call you then. Oops. Yes, he’s just Mr Jobsworth, waiting to retire.

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@catethegreat52 @sydnets This is beyond “duty of care”, we’re going out of our way to make things more dangerous for people.

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Bother, that specific Hansard transcript isn’t done yet. I’ll write this up tomorrow.

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@brucerossbrc I believe that’s my point. Actual ethical humans give a shit about other humans.

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@wjpepperell @BernardKeane Oh, the “Well, they’re even worse than we are, so it’s OK” argument? Really?

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@Captainturtle That would be an interesting question, then, whether these modified lifeboats do or don’t conform.

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RT @DrParnassus: The banality of evil lives on. [Exactly this. History Channel has deluded us into thinking that evil wear a uniform .]

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I agree with @BernardKeane, I find it chilling that someone can just shrug when accused directly of removing safety gear from a lifeboat.

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I’ll get complaints for this, but fuck it, that whole “Meh, just doing my job, whatever” attitude is what makes genocide possible.

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@Captainturtle The lifeboats bought for returning asylum seekers have had various standard equipment removed. We’re not talking RAN vessels.

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@BernardKeane Please see immediately preceding tweet.

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An Australian bureaucrat reacts to allegations that Operation Sovereign Borders removes safety gear from lifeboats. pic.twitter.com/DBdd3wV4gr

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@BernardKeane I’ll have a screen grab for you momentarily.

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Also astounding is the excuse that the buckets are for “other purposes”, so removing them is OK because asylum seekers don’t defecate? WTF?

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Astounding sophistry, the idea that a lifeboat can be non-compliant because it’s “not under SOLAS”, i.e. not ensuring safety of life at sea.

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Re that immediately previous retweet, SOLAS is the Safety of Life at Sea Treaty, a fundamental part of international maritime law.

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BernardKeane AMSA tells Stephen Conroy it doesn’t matter that lifeboats don’t comply with safety standards. Sarcasm ensues. bit.ly/1rfIUOO

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@PointZeroOne Oh I completely understand. I saw no complaint.

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@PointZeroOne Ah good, it arrived. I did say I’d be sending a “tasteless” postcard. And that IS tasteless.

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@petedavo_au @dwunwin @DeptOfAustralia Indeed, I think part of the point of satire IS to offend, like a splash of iced water to the face.

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@dwunwin @DeptOfAustralia Good. Also, what you mean to say is that YOU were offended by it. Own the reaction.

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@janebqr @dobes That’s an interesting piece, thank you.

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cathywilcox1 Poor Peppa… pic.twitter.com/Fpkg1hRi8B

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@charispalmer Exactly that, yes. Maybe I need to dust off the “How to write like a human” training seminar I did for IBM last decade.

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“Twitter is not dead, it just smells funny”, writes @snurb_dot_info theconversation.com/twitter-is-not…

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@janebqr @dobes I think that’s why there’s widespread opposition to the Budget. There’s no joined-up thinking, just a confected emergency.

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@janebqr @dobes Higher total HELP debt, yes, and wasn’t there talk of lowering the income threshold at which payments must be made?

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@janebqr @dobes Like any other tax debt, if your PAYG installments don’t cover it then the ATO will escalate collection.

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@janebqr @dobes The ATO automatically deduct HELP payments when your income is over the threshold, otherwise not. Treated just like tax.

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@charispalmer Are corporations treating their employees more and more like bots ‘cos dashboards give them the illusion of control?

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@dobes Now that’s some excellent thinking right there, Sir, and I think you should policy it up into a pamphlet.

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hamishNews Abbott budget cuts may claim ‘Peppa Pig’. And create a brilliant headline in the Herald Sun (via @Simon_Cullen ) pic.twitter.com/O2HOx23TSL

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@charispalmer Actually it’s more that the company in question doesn’t trust its people to just talk about the business. It’s paranoia.

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“Telstra steps in to fund part of NICTA’s research”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/au/telstra-ste…

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@charispalmer It’s amazing, isn’t it. Yesterday @leslienassar mentioned a few insane corporate tweet stories too. We’re doing it wrong.

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5at5daily “5at5 number 56 | 28 May 2014”: Cats, corporate tweets, tattood soldiers, Afghan women, and data mining. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@ClintonDucas Oh yes I’d forgotten that. Ah, sweet irony.

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New blog post: “Prime Minister Edna, while it lasted” stilgherrian.com/politics/prime… pic.twitter.com/fq63mAyZ43

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@volock That’s quite sad. I’d hoped we’d make it a full 24 hours before it was corrected.

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@gavincostello Shall we select 1330 then? Or 1400 to avoid the rush? My day is flexible so far.

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New blog post: “Talking Wikipedia self-diagnosis on @1395FIVEaa Adelaide”, with 17 mins audio. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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And the radio spot is done. I’ll post the audio at my website later today.

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On hold to talk about Wikipedia’s accuracy on @1395FIVEaa Adelaide. Listen in at fiveaa.com.au

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Someone on @1395FIVEaa just called for Martin Hamilton-Smith, given that he was a military man, to be shot at dawn as a traitor.

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Listening to the talkback on @1395FIVEaa Adelaide right now, there’s plenty of old blokes angry about that politician changing sides.

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@oberonsghost One can but hope. I’ve heard some bizarre self-diagnoses before.

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@gavincostello I would be so inclined, yes, that sounds excellent. Name your time and place and I shall be there.

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@TheFailedProjek Yes indeed, or a cleansing ale, or whatever. We shall have to arrange this.

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“90% of Wikipedia medical entries are inaccurate, say experts”, reports @MailOnline dailymail.co.uk/health/article…

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I’m talking about Wikipedia’s accuracy on @1395FIVEaa Adelaide at 1305 ACST / 1335 AEST. Listen in at fiveaa.com.au

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I’m in Sydney on Friday, should anyone need to meet me or have lunch. My planned meeting moved to Thursday.

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kcarruthers holy crap does it never end?
ICAC finds NSW SES Commissioner corrupt, recommends dismissal buff.ly/1oHs9aM

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@chrisjrn I shall. Though I’ll admit I’m curious to see what Apple does next week. [Shrugs] No rush, my smashed LG G2 still works.

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simonhackett Today I had the joy of helping to confer Sir Terry Pratchett with an Honorary Doctorate. Not your average day :) wp.me/p2EOUd-ol

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RT @mearesy: A-G Comedy and Tragedy cufflinks for Senate Estimates pic.twitter.com/3XMq3DeHJw [This is why we have photojournalists, folks.]

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@indiwood I believe the article does ay Android, yes. [cough] LG’s G-series phones are Android devices.

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I may not be able to wait until October, @chrisjrn, ‘cos this is what I’m now using. pic.twitter.com/ngquH3oLXN

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@Glebe2037 Thank you very much. I’m not sure how I’ll be pacing them, but I’ll figure out something.

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@chrisjrn @alexkidman I’ve never actually used a stock Android distro, nor the Nexus handsets. Maybe I should fix that.

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feed_the_chooks Brydon: “Where do you stand on Michael Buble?”

Coogan: “His windpipe.”

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@tulbot It was there last night. Closer to 18 hours now.

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So this is LG’s new G3 smartphone, according to @alexkidman. news.com.au/technology/gad… Looks like a contender for my next device.

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There seems to be a lot of Sabu feels on the internets today.

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Rob Oakeshott to James Packer: “I don’t give a flying f*** about my own career” pic.twitter.com/xqbYKX9p8C smh.com.au/national/peopl… HT @MediaMook

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@amandakendle Oh I always read such agreements. They’re contracts. You can hide a lot of gotchas in 10,000 words, and I’ve found some.

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You agree that in case of a dispute with Amazon, “your sole remedy will be the recovery of [determined to be owed] monies with no interest.”

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Standard sloth clause: “Amazon … will pay Royalties due on … sales approximately 60 days following the end of the calendar month…”

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Despite the whole “Amazon is Teh F00ture” schtick, it’s not really any different from any other publishing contract. Quaint, really.

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Reading Amazon’s “Kindle Direct Publishing Terms of Service”, a 10,057-word old-school “Screw you!” legal straitjacket.

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I think I just ruined a few people’s mornings.

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George Brandis is turning tricks, you say @GreenJ? I guess he charges extra to wear the wig while “in session”.

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@JohnBirmingham My pleasure. I like it when you get cranky.

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PhilALynch Disturbing revelations that Australia paid to shut down inquiry into human rights abuses in its PNG detention centre hrlc.org.au/australian-gov…

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“I’d feel better about the budget if the people who designed it acted as if they understood it”, writes @1petermartin smh.com.au/comment/an-edu…

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_youhadonejob Could have worded that better. pic.twitter.com/D1I0htulWS

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Wed plan: Design ebook template; schedule production of same; “The 9pm Edict” podcast production; @5at5daily; dinner, Wentworth Falls.

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Do people know that I posted a new Corrupted Nerds podcast the other day? Someone says “poop” in it. corruptednerds.com/pod/c00010/

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“This is what the end of things looks like”, writes @JohnBirmingham ‘pon Mr Rabbit and the Budget. cheeseburgergothic.com/show/5928

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TheOnion New STEM Education Initiative Inspires Girls To Earn Less Than Men In Scientific Career onion.com/1nvTFsa pic.twitter.com/erWI6Y0KcS

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RT @Edpilkington “Monsegur is a criminal; the FBI are his co-conspirators” - @YourAnonNews on Sabu’s lenient sentence theguardian.com/technology/201…

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“LulzSec hacker ‘Sabu’ released after ‘extraordinary’ FBI cooperation”, writes @Edpilkington theguardian.com/technology/201…

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@chrisbrownie This pleases me. Accordingly, I have removed my trousers.

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@chrisbrownie Excellent. I have noted that you noted that.

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@chrisbrownie You may note that I didn’t argue against the proposal… Yes, DJs are kind of a manually-operated iPod.

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RT @chrisbrownie: “DJs are the script kiddies of the music world” reddit wins again [Ouch!]

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Tuesday: “To win the cloud, remember George Westinghouse”, riffing off @NetSuite’s @ZachNelson zdnet.com/to-win-the-clo…

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RT @atirere: @stilgherrian @kjmci if only they also had a .smeg available so we know what to filter [This is a good point.]

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Should you Google for “abbott government” right now, this is still what you get. pic.twitter.com/fq63mAyZ43

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@ssharwood Could we get the necessary $185k together to get .arsehat up and running?

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@kjmci Indeed, I know precisely where it comes from. And what insecurities it feeds upon.

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“ASIO needs stronger powers to crack down on Australians in Syria, former anti-terrorism law watchdog says” abc.net.au/news/2014-05-2…

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@ssharwood My immediately previous tweet may amuse you. Or cause you to harm yourself. One or the other.

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From the people who brought you .ceo domains now comes… .best! For, you know, the best. Kill me nowpic.twitter.com/aZciCldx1e1e

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“Tony Abbott Said…”, being a handy collection of contradictions via The Monthlythemonthly.com.au/blog/russell-m…vg

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@HarrisonPolites I suspect it’s something about what online tools have “he buzz” at critical points in the penetration curve.

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@HarrisonPolites As I say, Indonesia has topped that list for a few years. Twitter was a perfect match as their smartphone wave hit.

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@HarrisonPolites No idea about Twitter’s international ops. Might we worth a map, which social networks are where in Asia.

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See also ” Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You”, March 2013. propublica.org/article/everyt… Ping @AmandaAtLarge

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RT @AmandaAtLarge: A must read. RT @qz: The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook qz.com/213900

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@HarrisonPolites I’d put money on Indonesia being, as they have been for a few years, the largest per internet capita Twitter users.

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RT @AbrasiveTeapot: “If Google buys Dropcam, say goodbye to privacy forever” zite.to/1oFQduI [See also stilgherrian.com/conversations/…]

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Wed plan, draft: Design ebook template; schedule production of same; “The 9pm Edict” podcast production; @5at5daily; dinner Wentworth Falls.

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TheOnion ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens onion.com/ScRJZR pic.twitter.com/7fBzYnJTkq

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It is now Wednesday, and it will be no matter how hard you wish it wasn’t. “Fuck that,” you say? Well suffer, Possums, you can’t change it.

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