Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 14th, 2017

Time to try for sleep. Gorn.

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@LLah_Nomis @dcturner I can barely coordinate with myself!

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CamReddin Tonight on @2GB873 + @NewsTalk4BC Overnights: @stilgherrian on and Rowan Callick re . Tune in from midnight.

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verbaliza When Australia finally hosts can @AntonyGreenABC count the votes?

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beneltham excellent point: “‘pay extra money to us or we will withhold critical security updates’ can be seen as its own form..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Dt

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nkulw the greatest trick silicon valley ever pulled was convincing us that its profit engine was tech innovation, not an end run around regulation

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wayback_exe Emperor Norton
Nov 1996
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wayback_exe This is the Men’s Vault Page
Jan 1998
pic.twitter.com/WWyqDQRNjx

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Just recorded a spot on the current ransomware wave for @2GB873 Overnight. That’ll be on some time between midnight and dawn.

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OK, I need to stop arseing about and get ready to record this radio spot.

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AlbionLoveDen Syria. Palestine. Manus. twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

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@lsaiz @lostinsecurity That’s why I’m interested in how this plays out. LEAs will be looking to catch a ransomware..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…6o

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That timeline is a ridiculous over-simplification, of course, and doesn’t include nation-state or non-state actor cybers.

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3. Organised criminal syndicates get into cyber by hiring hackers. 4. Organised criminals provide crimeware as a service to the proles. 2/2

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I’ve just realised this is an example of the fourth wave of “hackers”. 1. Hack for curiosity. 2. Some hackers become petty criminals. 1/2

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A single well-targeted ransomware hit on a hospital can net $40k. This is utterly scattergun, asking for $300 a go. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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I’d assume that @INTERPOL_HQ is also well into it by now, as well as the FVEY nations’ cyber defence forces like UK’s @ncsc.

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For starters, @Europol’s Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (JCAT) is already on the case, of course. europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/…

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Y’know, a take of USD 32,000 for a ransomware campaign that’ll get you hunted by LEAs from 70+ countries is not a g..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…hC

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ValaAfshar “The feeling when you realize the robots will steal your job.” pic.twitter.com/DQvYmYArlD

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@lorraineopua @bunjaree Maybe we could drop some owls over there? They might cause a bit of a mess, though.

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@glengyron Only if Ukraine is declared a terrorist state.

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“WannaCrypt ransomware: Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows XP” by @dannyjpalmer, plus MOAR LINX. zdnet.com/article/wannac…

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m0rb Total Transactions: 120
Total BTC Received: 17.77899040BTC
Total Est. USD: $31875.59630835

misentropic.com/wannacry_graph…

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@smurray38 @R_Chirgwin Unrelated. The ransomware wasn’t targeted, really. See some of my links posted earlier.

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.@bunjaree You can also see how the powerful owl’s feeding technique ends up leaving nothing but the ringtail possu..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Xx

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1. Yes, powerful owls really like eating ringtail possums. 2. I have heard this birdcall in the night here at..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…xg

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christogrozev Russia says “Nope, we are quite happy with North Korea’s missile test”, trolling @realDonaldTrump twitter.com/rianru/status/…

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@jon_lawrence @NewtonMark It is only slightly depressing to realise I knew exactly where to find the parliamentary..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…sc

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@SnarkyPlatypus Not such a bad idea. @Steve_Lockstep @Asher_Wolf, have anyone done a good HOWTO on this?

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Finally, some quality pleuting, if only briefly. pic.twitter.com/znH22Vpr84

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Ah yes! Privacy Awareness Week kicks off Monday. I suppose I should’ve planned something. twitter.com/OAICgov/status…

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wintnation Coal is the only way to reduce costs in politics

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I get this problem all the time. twitter.com/gths/status/86…

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“Everything you need to know about the WannaCry / Wcry / WannaCrypt ransomware” by @troyhunt troyhunt.com/everything-you… A good primer, this.

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@NewtonMark I’m curious about how this will play out.

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There’s a couple moments in that map where you can see the waves of infection as the working day starts in different timezones.

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“Animated Map of How Tens of Thousands of Computers Were Infected With Ransomware” nytimes.com/interactive/20… pic.twitter.com/FCXQWt4ch7

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@davispg You mean the afternoon tea, as far as I know unrelated to the winter ball? galabid.com/auction/hrlcsy…

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@NicholasFryer Ah yes. I had a brief rant about that earlier.

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“George is gone. It is just a matter of when… There is a widespread understanding he won’t be completing his term.”twitter.com/i/web/status/8…yj5v

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johnb78 There are charitable funds set up solely for art-in-hospitals purposes - it’s completely shady to imply this was a..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…sj

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DavidLeyonhjelm Little does he know. twitter.com/SkyNewsAust/st…

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“WannaCry — The largest ransom-ware infection in History” by@msuichee at@ComAioo, being a technical breakdown.blog.comae.io/wannacry-the-l…k

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zackster A improvement means Trumble may need to be move more left, but that logic applies if it gets worse too… [Ed: pad to 800 words]

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@engin_eer @henaredegan I think it’s the “or something”.

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I’m recording a spot about this randomware for @2GB873 Overnight later up, so I’m reading through some updates now.

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onesidedswedge The 4 genders pic.twitter.com/Jd8Luvvx8f

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@jplonie But but but what?

OK, it was Russia.

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The Australia’s feminist credentials, eh @KKeneally? Good one. twitter.com/KKeneally/stat…

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@jplonie Because we’re three days into malware analysts pulling it apart.

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BizballMaury Whiskey bar in Portland for the win. pic.twitter.com/vQu2Q7TztP

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LET’S BE CLEAR: There’s NOTHING in this ransomware wave that’s “about” health systems or specific countries. These..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…88

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D_Keating Also known in Australian IT as a “day that ends in Y”, @JulieBishopMP. twitter.com/SkyNewsAust/st…

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@swearyanthony @TheEconomist Well it’s what The Boy Who Won’t Come Out Of His Room would call “scientific journalism”. Or something.

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Transcript of @TheEconomist’s interview with Donald Trump (11 May) economist.com/Trumptranscript Reading now.

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So what if it is? People chipping in to pay for something they want. $20 for a fancy mug? Sure, why not?

(Not that..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…8D

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It’s that time of the week* when I clear out my browser tabs. Expect a few link over the next little while.

* Not actually a regular thing.

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lexlanham “what’re you in for?”
“drawing pics of pandas & then pretending i drew them a few years ago.”
“fine, don’t tell me.” twitter.com/DrRimmer/statu…

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@kcarruthers Quite possibly. “Unionised firefighters are slow and lazy”, and other myths.

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There’s an element of flounce-quit in that yarn, almost inevitable in a quitting yarn, but also some sharp observations.

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There’s some great quotes in that Paul Carr yarn, including ” God’s own dipshit, Paul Graham”…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…67

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“Quitting the Silicon Valley Swamp” (28 Apr), in which Paul Carr explains why he’s had enough of the techbros. pando.com/2017/04/28/qui…

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pixelatedboat Finally, Theresa May is unveiling some policies pic.twitter.com/c5zGPpSnCV

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@kcarruthers Paid firefighters are paid by the government, i.e. Labor. This is just a party-political stick. “We pa..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…DF

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pants the only thing stopping you from beginning a drawing practice is fear.
fear that you’ll discover the artist within pic.twitter.com/cF1RdUsS6h

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johnthelutheran CONTRARIAN HOT TAKE: better to have pols who feel obliged at least to *pretend* to like the Arctic Monkeys than a l..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…zD

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JessicaHuseman Mensch’s blog today is impressive in that it packed more basic civics errors into two paragraphs than I saw when teaching 9th grade history.

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officialmcafee In 1994 I started an Angel fund for startups. I still get tons of proposals in spite of dropping the business. My t..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…dM

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@R_Chirgwin @sylmobile Try this. “North Korea’s Missile in New Test Would Have 4,500 km Range”..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…03

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@CamReddin It seems we’re all sorted now. :)

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wintnation “People from other cultures also add to the rich cultural fabric of our nation through green-guilt climate policy,” he said.

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bencubby Ladies and gentlemen, the business editor twitter.com/mat_dunckley/s…

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@rgmerk I’m guessing the attack tools would be quick enough to write, ‘cos they’re all modular these days of course.

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.@ArmsControlWonk I particularly like the idea of celebrating Lunar New Year by reflecting on various plans to Nuke the Moon.

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.@ArmsControlWonk That was good, so next I’ll listen to an older @ArmsControlWonk podcast, “Nuke the Moon” (6 Feb)..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Mn

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@lukebuckmaster That could be a mistake. The Voices often have much to teach us, and many Excellent Suggestions.

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@richardmhope @riskybusiness I’m writing a boilerplate response explaining why I’m not interested in the feelpinion..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…5n

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I hope you set fire to it, Luke. twitter.com/lukebuckmaster…

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@rhysam I’ve made a note to have my people contact your people the next time I’m descending from the Blue Mountains.

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wintnation How can it be that we are the only party that truly listens to the people who fought against the carbon dioxide tax?

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marxbot3000 don’t ever talk to me or my communism ever again

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@simonhackett @R_Chirgwin @rwerkh Just been reading about the battery impurity problems. That must be one hell of a frustration.

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@riskybusiness I did! I’ve seen that thing done by a US-based PR too. A single email gets a three-source news story!

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james_blue_cat Daughter is informed she can’t have a snail as a pet. pic.twitter.com/OjE7Q49TR3

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Dunia_Duara Work building first stage of the new - has started

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@jodiem @dobes Yeah? I was planning to pitch @dobes a yarn based on Sat’s rants about cyber techbros…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…4h

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This tweet from yesterday? Well it’s even worse today. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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nycsouthpaw These pathetic wannabes are using, like, Home Depot tiki torches in their attempt to intimidate people twitter.com/erinschrode/st…

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@rhysam This is indeed a much longer conversation. Maybe we should have it some time. Ideally, with refreshments.

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I think we can do all this without worrying about that. I’m trying to critique the process, regardless of who’s inv..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…PF

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The other is she doesn’t understand the difference between “quoting” and “sourcing”. You can quote an anonymous source’s exact words. 2/2

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Actually, I must add two more tweets to thread. One os Mensch’s own FOIA lawyer telling she’s way ahead of the esta..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…NR

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I wish this happened every week. I might watch then.

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This is quite excellent, and perhaps the best interpretation of That Sunday Morning TV Program that I’ve ever seen…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…WN

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@TayrnG Erm, this is already being alleged in “mainstream” media. Has been for weeks, if not longer.

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OK, that’s enough from me about that. Just wanting to caution people against running too far ahead of the actual evidence. Yet.

END.

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I would say “big stories alleged”, some of them being confirmed with evidence coming later from elsewhere. twitter.com/rhysam/status/…

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While there may well be a sealed indictment against Trump, there’s NOTHING in that two-paragraph post which is even remotely like evidence.

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.@riskybusiness Yes, but “cabinet sources” is a small group. “Links to” those communities is millions, literally. E..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Qp

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@giddeygirl It’s a literary reference. I’ll DM you a link.

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.@riskybusiness Not with @riskybusiness, but I have discussed with some people the idea of setting up an elaborate..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…60

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.@riskybusiness “Links to the justice communities”, for example, could mean “someone who emailed a lawyer one day”.

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.@riskybusiness After all “links to” can be any bloody thing, and we’ve both certainly spoken to various people in..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…an

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BTW, “separate sources with links to the intelligence and justice communities” could easily be @riskybusiness and me making up shit.

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@ResignInShame Yes, I know that you know what I just did there.

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But now that we’ve raised that point, strange women writing in blogs distributing allegations is no basis for a system of justice.

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This is also a point, though I was trying to judge in from the published text alone without considering the authors..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…CC

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With respect, this is all wishful thinking. See Confirmation Bias and Survivorship Bias. We only see and remember t..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…U7

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While not discounting the possibility, the feelpinion of someone already identifying as “Fuck Trump” isn’t exactly..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Eo

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The least charitable way of looking at this is… well, write your own.

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The most charitable way of interpreting this is that a blog post without an editor didn’t tell the writers to be more specific or GTFO.

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This source is about as specific as “a bloke I met in the pub”. It’s a LONG way from, say, “multiple sources all familiar with the case”.

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“Separate sources”? How many? “Intelligence and justice communities”? Say 250,000 people? Dunno. “Links to”? Someone who knows someone.

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The sourcing? “Separate sources with links to the intelligence and justice communities have stated…” Is it possible to get anything vaguer?

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So the basis of these tweets about OMFG SEALED INDICTMENT AGAINT TRUMP is this pair of paragraphs…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…RF

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Sun plan, supplemental background: Re-watching three series of “Veep” is a not unreasonable way to fill time through to 0600.

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Sun plan, remainder: Reading; bins; blog; more reading. All shifted late because Mistress Insomnia visited last night.

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aterkel GOP congressman says he shouldn’t have to pay for maternity care in health insurance bc he’s done having kids m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59…

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rubinafillion In the U.S., women are more likely to die in childbirth than they were 25 years ago. bit.ly/2qcH83s pic.twitter.com/RXtrr2twOz

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RadioFreeTom Well, it’s good to know our first concern is that it landed so close to Russia. twitter.com/ddale8/status/…

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umairh the fact that they can’t even afford teeth tells us that poor people should just be harvested for organs

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engin_eer To celebrate Mother’s Day, I will be comparing everyone to their more successful cousins but telling them that I still love them. *Sigh*

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wintnation It seems as though I am not interested in anything else, like truth!

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wintnation As you can appreciate, it takes a brave woman to throw shade at Nigella!

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wintnation Senator Malcolm Roberts has declared the beginning of a Western Spring.

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kylegriffin1 Can’t make it up.

The law firm Trump used to show he has no ties to Russia was named Russia Law Firm of the Year:..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…xV

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Oregonian Man arrested after ‘masturbating vigorously’ in public because he ‘hates Portland’ bit.ly/2pHg63c pic.twitter.com/SE11ZtL5Zk

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Sunday. Wooden ones are cheaper, but some experts consider them to be less safe. Sunday.

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