Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 7th, 2017

Time for me to go, I think. I’ll still a bit sick.

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danpiddy 1 - There is no such code
2 - How could a smoker prove it?
3 - Ecigs CAN’T be sold as quitting aids
4 - Adults can..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…T7

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How will mockery destroy Trump? Here’s the great Peter Cook, as quoted by Tony Davis, @smh, 1 March 2003…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Uk

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@yaycee @NicholasFryer The plutocrats won’t be. But I think the inevitable dystopia is more a by-product than a goal.

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johnthelutheran Oh, FFS. Corbyn “went there”? 😒 twitter.com/J_Bloodworth/s…

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airwars Russian military is claiming only 23 US cruise missiles reached Syria target, with location of 36 others ‘unknown’ twitter.com/dimsmirnov175/…

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@NewtonMark Have you thought of getting your own beer?

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budgie Ahead of his time, that Shakespeare. Not sure which play this comes from though. Maybe one of the sonnets? pic.twitter.com/aGZBsWZG41

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Histreepix The hipster reboot of ‘Battleship Potemkin’. London, 1928. pic.twitter.com/eICHlecEE0

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@twiddlekins That was a seriously excellent wine.

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@twiddlekins Thanks. I’ve listened back to maybe two-thirds of it, and it’s not as shit as I remember.

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I maked a new podcast on Wednesday night and the following day I put it on the internet. It’s here, and on..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…vu

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Time for a plug.

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@yaycee Oh @NicholasFryer will indeed be pleased to hear that. I’ve forgotten to thank him this week.

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Trixxy Silicon Valley continues to solve problems nobody has wired.com/2017/04/lightf… pic.twitter.com/KwOmhKal7M

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I appreciate @JohnBirmingham’s insight into Pepsi’s creative process, but think he forgot to mention brake fluid…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Ec

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@R_Chirgwin Well his feet are quite some distance from his head. Maybe he needs a telephone or something.

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@nehadk I think I need to re-do that map, making it clearer which bits are splodey and which bits just annoying. ‘Cept it can change fast.

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@AshKyd Yep, there’s a lot going for them. But of course you’d need two pairs.

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Muuum! That bad man is being bad again! Make him stop. twitter.com/edhusicMP/stat…

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@nehadk Yeah you’re one of those tricky people who needs to be watched very closely.

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I did this earlier. You may or may not find it helpful. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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JeanVAdams If your collaborator asks, “In what form would you like the data?” you should respond, “In its current form.” via @kwbroman

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wintnation no further info at this point and time for action!

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_midofo_ People in Broome still proudly keep their “Co-habitating with a native” court fine documents twitter.com/ILC_UNSW/statu…

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These are excellent cybers. I hope it can also mix cocktails. twitter.com/dobes/status/8…

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@daviottenheimer I think that’s meant to be “calibrated”.

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@BundyB I really don’t think a 50km range is required in this scenario.

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PPantsdown Exclusive : The Memorandum of Agreement between Corgi Bernardi & Kirralie Smith. pic.twitter.com/Z46gTUk19V

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Is there a twibbon yet?

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zandywithaz Yeah. Hitler would never use gas on anyone. twitter.com/aodespair/stat…

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I’m fairly* sure that retweeting Donald Trump’s old, contradictory tweets will be the solution.

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xeni I see we’re at the Bespoke Cable News Graphic With Ominously Aggressive Audio Stinger phase of this U.S. military operation

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thomas_violence the optics on this is amazing: a campaign against a campaign that doesn’t actually exist to destroy a tradition tha..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…xG

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wintnation PRESS RELEASE I will annihilate all spoofs of me but they told me there is no such thing as charisma, and art is dead bjtch!!! art is dead

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GreenJ what would dilbert do? twitter.com/TeaPartyOrg/st…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @HistoryHit @thehistoryguy Gibraltar also has some, erm, tax advantages for businesses based there.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @HistoryHit The bloke @thehistoryguy is talking to is currently making the very point that these ti..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…eE

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Listening to an “emergency” @HistoryHit podcast, “Why Gibraltar Matters” soundcloud.com/historyhit/why…

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@erstkate Erm, we’re already there, and have been since 2014. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation…

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@aggerchez Thanks very much for that. I forgot to say explicitly that Gordievsky was a key player in the end stages..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…RB

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smartbrain Red Bull heir wanted over hit-and-run on cop is seen in London dailym.ai/2oJI6TC via @MailOnline

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James_Jeffrey In these troubled times, cheer up with an old photo of Mark Latham aboard the Badass Mofo theaustralian.com.au/opinion/strewt…

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GonzoHacker Master Machine Learning In 30 Days Exclusively By Reading Hacker News Comments

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.@BuzzFeed tl;dr: This Authorisation for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) was written just after 9/11 and re-interp..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…a9

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This feature is one of the reasons I laugh in the face of anyone who says @BuzzFeed doesn’t do good work. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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“60 Words And A War Without End: The Untold Story Of The Most Dangerous Sentence In U.S. History” (Jan 2014) buzzfeed.com/gregorydjohnse…

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Rep Barbara Lee has been fighting to end the dodgy 2001 AUMF for years. Her persistence has not yet paid off…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…hh

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thegrugq_ebooks Everyone uses lasers these days, then suddenly pivots to matchmaking

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AliceAvizandum gamers are mad a game about World War I is turning into a long, pointless stalemate pic.twitter.com/XVgpxwISza

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Still, I know I’m not an expert on US military command and control procedures. I’m amazed that so many of you are. Respect.

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Also, “Go” may well have been said hours beforehand. Such operations do take some lead time. Pilots put on their underwear, etc.

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Note to Everyone: POTUS does not “coordinate” military ops. The military does. He just needs to say “Go”, wait, and get told how it went.

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darrenpauli .@RT_com: ‘This is basically the US acting as ISIS’ airforce’.
You guys are hilarious.

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Just quietly, I’d love it to have been delegated to Ivanka while Donald was watching CNN and shouting at the televi..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…ZI

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Here’s the official Pentagon statement. twitter.com/DanLinden/stat…

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@domknight Fair point. I’ve had my head more in the strategic frame, not the optics.

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Nice to see that at least one US destroyer was flying a full Battle Flag, perfect for that TV imagery. twitter.com/Sophiemcneill/…

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Also, if it’s a strike against a single airfield, it’s not really a “major” military operation.

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Not really. The command and control system is built around POTUS running WW3 from wherever he happens to be. Well,..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Md

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wintnation Been here all week and keen to get private information?

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wintnation do not contact me if you believe you are a waste of money

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@jeamland @umairh Well the German guy will all be in Project Gutenberg, tho I guess a summary would be better. Stil..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…pe

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.@voxdotcom “All the Freedom and Democracy Explained in One Simple Map”

I have taken a lot of care to get all the..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…wv

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Here’s a key map from that @voxdotcom yarn. Now consider where north-east Syria sits in relation to, say, the centr..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Tg

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From @voxdotcom in 2014, but still useful: “14 maps that explain ISIS” vox.com/2014/9/25/6843… (Anyone got a fresher version?)

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Here’s a map of Syria’s freedom and democracy infrastructure. energy-cg.com/MiddleEast/Syr… Higher resolution at:..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…42

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Tempting, but nukes might damage the oil and gas pipelines.

Sorry, they might damage the freedom and democracy. twitter.com/Fascistlefty/s…

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MarkDiStef Let that sink in buzzfeed.com/lanesainty/nau… pic.twitter.com/XK0t0klNS4

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riskybusiness Lol no shit twitter.com/AFP/status/850…

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Just as an aside, USD 90 million in Tomahawks is a mere USD 0.28 per US person. A cheap prime-time fireworks show, really.

Don’t @ me.

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OK, folks, @umairh has a wonderful new bot concept for us, blending Nietzche and Zen. Can you help us, @jeamland? twitter.com/umairh/status/…

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@BXGD Oh that’s a point. I live inland, though, so no good for me personally.

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@PeteLawler For the patient, anyway, in case tools are dropped. Better drainage, too.

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This may not necessarily be a coincidence either. twitter.com/tarapalmeri/st…

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Sunk cost fallacy. The missiles, and the launch platforms, have already been paid for. twitter.com/mhackling/stat…

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If you want to while away time, @YoungMasterPaul, check the guy with sunnies on his forehead and give him a good ha..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…eM

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haruki_zaemon Agile: term still useful as shorthand
Me: it means different things to everyone
Agile: promotes healthy discussion
Me: so much for shorthand

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parisbcowan If wi-fi on planes is my worst nightmare, then this many journos on a flight is every flight attendant’s worst nigh..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…gF

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Depends. Were they crippled before you encountered them? twitter.com/YoungMasterPau…

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Oh FFS, turning to Wikileaks for strategic insight is like appointing a pelican as your dentist.

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intelwire RIP @realDonaldTrump’s mentions pic.twitter.com/YPW2ZJAoNP

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@BlogsofWar So, I titled this week’s podcast “The 9pm End of the World, Definitely” stilgherrian.com/edict/00066/ I also..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Lb

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@BlogsofWar This is both highly cynical and 100% true. And where is XI right now? In Florida yet? Watching the live..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…ba

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BlogsofWar Tomahawks: When you absolutely, positively have to look like you’re actually doing something.

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Is there a chess piece called the Goose? twitter.com/wolfcat/status…

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@NBCNews That @NBCNews livestream has stopped, apparently, but I’m seeing people claim that 50 Tomahawk missiles ha..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…2S

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NBCNews WATCH LIVE: NBC News special report on military actions in Syria nbcnews.to/2o39nRe pic.twitter.com/IgV39Mx5tx

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@SnarkyPlatypus Check how the timing works with the weather etc. It’s worth putting it on record with the property..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…EV

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This is another of those tweets that I’m happy to enjoy without further context. twitter.com/alexkidman/sta…

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jendudley Someone is going to use the “Wi-Fi Pie in the Sky” headline, aren’t they? twitter.com/gusworldau/sta…

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gusworldau Since we hit the skies this is what the Qantas Wi-Fi experience has mostly been like so far pic.twitter.com/CyvxWWXJxv

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@SnarkyPlatypus Many newer apartment buildings have inadequate drainage and ventilation in ceiling spaces, walls et..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Uv

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I’m not reading this thread. I just want to enjoy this single tweet as it is. twitter.com/riskybusiness/…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Have you had your apartment checked for black mould? These are The Spores I mention. (I was under T..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…tp

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@OaaSvc Well they ARE Australia’s oldest startup, right?

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@OaaSvc This is my fear. There is evidence to suggest that the Birthday Bank hasn’t been working seamlessly this we..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Za

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@twiddlekins @AbstractCode What’s a Hufflepuff? I’m guessing something from Those Books?

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AndrewM138 $62 are you fucking kidding me? pic.twitter.com/Ehnk2OHXvm

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, this is either the start of the nasty lurgi that’s doing the rounds, or the remnants of Attack..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…LD

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Fri plan, redraft: Potter around trying to feel better; late lunch, Katoomba (assuming the banking system works); quiet evening.

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Well that’s a little better.

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Fri plan, draft: Rest a while longer, then see what I feel like after that.

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God I feel terrible today, and bad breakfast takes have not improved things.

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I love* the Margaret Mead quote, as if anything even remotely like that will ever happen in that corporate meeting..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…aD

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LucyXIV Young person owns homes article bingo: - lives at home
- tinned tuna
- parents gave me money
- ‘you just have to work hard’

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fanfiction_txt Subcultures: Biopunk Furry (Fursona: “Bioengineered 75% goat and formerly mostly human”), Biopunk Gamer, Technically Anarchopunk with Biopun

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@Taco_Lad @NewtonMark @GordyPls @dannolan @lukehopewell These perverted thoughts bring shame upon your family.

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wintnation Peter you are wrong and you have bveen blocked for asking me this

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@Taco_Lad @NewtonMark @GordyPls @dannolan @lukehopewell Bacon, which you ruin through over-cooking, then cover in sugar like a little baby.

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@Taco_Lad @NewtonMark @GordyPls @dannolan @lukehopewell That’s fuckin’ disgusting and you know it to be true.

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… leaving plenty of room for more efficient competitors. Coolntwitter.com/KetanJ0/status…ZO

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wintnation who the fuck does cinnamon come from. it just doesn’t make sense!

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wintnation i am a local politician and i will probably win this battle

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People listen to crossfitters long enough to hear the words? twitter.com/ConversationED…

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@Taco_Lad @NewtonMark @GordyPls @dannolan @lukehopewell This is even more sinful than the two kinds of shellfish thing.

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@Taco_Lad @NewtonMark @GordyPls @dannolan @lukehopewell Never mix a pig with chocolate. It’s in Leviticus. Or Revelations.

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Yes, it might force politicians to face up to their own corrupt practices, which hitherto they’d assumed were perks..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…HV

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Because National Party MPs are little better than farm animals, kept as pets by their urban betters to make up the..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…ZH

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Well “outsider” does sound slightly more noble than “ignorant loud-mouthed cunt”. twitter.com/BernardKeane/s…

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thehill Trump says he’s had “one of the most successful 13 weeks” of any president — he’s only been in office 11 weeks.twitter.com/i/web/status/8…0hP

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@jeffsonstein @seldo You could remove all the bugs by encapsulating all that in a Perl wrapper.

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“NZ school apologises to students who had throats cut in on-stage aaccident”, as you do. ab.co/2negQzM pic.twitter.com/e3roJlRcbF

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“Thai govt announces strict traffic ban, police say they will ignore it for now” ab.co/2nfNUrb pic.twitter.com/y6MtCJnnQJ

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fmanjoo I wonder what tipped them off twitter.com/reuters/status…

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I shouldn’t check my email first thing. Thanks, @JohnBirmingham. pic.twitter.com/030vc1nFk6

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Friday. They hover overhead, vast and silent. Friday.

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