Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 12th, 2020

oliyoung SPACE KAREN.

FUCKING BRAVO twitter.com/trekonomics/st…

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JimMFelton The British public solving the pandemic with common sense pic.twitter.com/vLlyRBpQr1

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@leena_green @andy_park @MacqDictionary And the OED. Things like “The tax system must be fair” or “The safety of Au..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qk

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@leena_green @andy_park Not really. @MacqDictionary doesn’t have it, but this is from Wiktionary. Just checking the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zU

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@petstarr Bottle shop’s about to close.

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And we’re done. This will be up at the @LowyInstitute YouTube channel tomorrow. youtube.com/user/LowyInsti… They also c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YU

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Evans agrees that a coercive investigation would go nowhere. Says Kevin Rudd is right, make it an international sci..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…T3

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Question in from Frank Lowy: Can there be any COVID-19 investigation now without China’s cooperation? Bishop says U..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…16

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@SnarkyPlatypus Evans finally has a disagreement with Bishop, noting out that in her time there was “precipitous de..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oq

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@SnarkyPlatypus Just mentioned and described as “amusing”: “The 2017 Lowy Lecture: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johns..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uU

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@SnarkyPlatypus We’re onto Boris. Bishop was “shocked, as people were around the world” when he got COVID-19. Why s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…N7

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@SnarkyPlatypus Brendon Nelson has sent in a question about China. Evans’ answer suggests he doesn’t see himself wa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oC

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@SnarkyPlatypus “We didn’t cover ourselves in glory when we bugged the President’s phone,” Evans says. (Did we get..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Oy

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@SnarkyPlatypus And now Indonesia. What should Australia be doing to help them out of the crisis? Evans says Indone..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VI

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bishop says one area where Australia must take a lead role in the Pacific is building up their heal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…X5

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@SnarkyPlatypus Next Q is what COVID-19 means for Australia’s South Pacific Step-Up. (That’s an actual policy.) Eva..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rc

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@SnarkyPlatypus “There’s a lot of lessons to be learned from different countries” to respond more effectively next..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oL

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@SnarkyPlatypus Did Australia push for a COVID-19 too quickly? Bishop is dithering. And being extremely cautious. I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…WQ

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@SnarkyPlatypus And now to the audience questions. There’s “a couple of hundred” so this will be interesting.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Evans says that yes, the G8 university in particular are too reliant on international students to c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qx

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@SnarkyPlatypus In response to a Q about reliance on students from PRC, Bishop is waffling a bit. Sell the ANU message, Ma’am!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Evans says that as a chronic optimist (how he was introduced) he thinks we’ll see less partisanship..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ey

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@SnarkyPlatypus On supply chains, Bishop says the US will pressure its allies to exclude China, but nations will ma..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wD

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bishop is now talking about “chronic partisanship” in the US, which I suppose is the same thing.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Evans says the future all depends on the November election in the US. “If Trump wins, God help us all.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus Lol. Fullilove calls the US response to COVID-19 “unimpressive”. Evans says it’s “lamentable” and b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…91

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m going to slow down my tweeting because otherwise I’ll just end up tweeting Gareth’s snark. I me..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9c

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@SnarkyPlatypus Ah, next question is about the WHO and its boss. Gareth his critical of their early response, but s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…HM

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@SnarkyPlatypus Hahaha! Evans: We can’t afford to be patsy to China’s behaviour for the sake of a trade relationshi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CF

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bishop is talking about behind-the-scenes multilateral discussions to work towards that more constr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OJ

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@SnarkyPlatypus So, asks the Fullilove, how can Australia ramp down the tension, given that China has just done the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Tz

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Calm and considered diplomacy” were her words.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bishop is being more diplomatic. Says an international investigation is reasonable, but China could..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…W6

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@SnarkyPlatypus He also says that Australia joining the demand for an inquiry into how the virus originated in Chin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fj

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@SnarkyPlatypus Gareth has kicked off by saying Canberra’s reaction to COVID-19 has been good and maybe Parliament..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…L2

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@SnarkyPlatypus We’re on. They’re already got 150 questions up from the audience.

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Sorry, Law Council, you’re taking a very long time to say a very few things. Goodbye, PJCIS.

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I’ll come back to this thread later.

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jxeeno weeeeeee pic.twitter.com/ZJpYiaTg71

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jxeeno another one to add to the collection pic.twitter.com/04nSRgUvpz

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jxeeno who takes the photos for @VictorDominello’s socials and why isn’t he in more stock photos? pic.twitter.com/J61bAxtY8O

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@RossFloate Is it? I haven’t been in a corporate meeting for a very long time.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think we should use the hashtag for this.

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stephendziedzic Trade Minister Simon Birmingham @Birmo issues a terse statement after China suspends imports from four big Australi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gP

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A couple of people have said “platitude”. But I think Natasha is right, it depends on context. twitter.com/natashaskassam…

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@andy_park I like it, but does it convey enough of the “obvious statement that adds nothing”? I’m thinking of the “..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BT

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@Tim_Coronel I don’t understand how that would even work.

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@kels_316 YOU’VE KILLED THAT POOR CHILD!

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What is a good non-gendered replacement for “motherhood statement”?

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Law Council has an opening statement which I’ll bet is just the first few paragraphs of their written submission, w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xr

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robnitm View from London Bridge in 1929 pic.twitter.com/eFknwUW8G9

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Coming up soon at 1700 AEST is a Lowy Institute panel with former foreign ministers Julie Bishop and Gareth Evans…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rD

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The Law Council is up next, but I’ll move to another thing at 1700.

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He says he thinks it was six he asked for. And he got zero. Also a CORRECTION, that was relation to the Assistance..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3n

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From another committee member, when the data retention stuff went in, how many more staff did you get? Ombudsman s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pl

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I’m pleased that Keneally is exploring these questions of resourcing for effective oversight of new powers. Whether..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…c2

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Now discussing the difference between the IPO bill and the data retention stuff in the TIA Act. It’s very nerdy oversight differences.

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PJCIS is well down in the weeds here. Senator Keneally is currently asking the Ombudsman about the extra costs of i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uK

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getfiscal Snitch-tagging the Governor General to get Bryan Adams in trouble is the most Canadian thing you can do. pic.twitter.com/lCP4ABEs8D

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Mastomasterson @GreenJ “Out of an abundance of caution, I choose to cross the Rubicon, in confident expectation of a long politica..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TA

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aaronch3n Whoever finds the vaccine they can have a double pass to my next melbourne comedy festival show!!!!(Wednesday night only)

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@darrenpauli Hahaha that’s quite clever. Have you seen this, @stronglang?

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I must say, I continue to be impressed with IGIS Margaret Stone. I’ve also been told by people in a relevant agency..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bd

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IGIS out. Commonwealth Ombudsman up shortly.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @schlutes Yeah there’s nothing in those numbers that surprises me. :(

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IGIS: “We have quite extensive oversight of ASIO. Sometimes they might feel that it’s too much.” I love the slight..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1e

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JamieTravers Treasurer @JoshFrydenberg is in self-isolation following his coughing fit while delivering today’s economic stateme..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6d

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@RealNickHodge “Or just want someone to chat to”? FFS.

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@DylangerDaly @dobes Here’s the Bill’s home page. aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_… The Second Reading speeches from ALP members would be indicative.

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@DylangerDaly This what your local MP is for. :) I’m still trying to discern whether there’s any major differences..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…DP

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yeah the “young people are more open” meme is only somewhat true. Essential doesn’t have any longit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fv

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@republic2809 Soviet-era graphics and cartography can be astounding.

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@fiztig Well, there’s no coercion, but even given what I think you mean the numbers don’t seem to support that.

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Hah! IGIS has said that International Production Orders (IPOs) need to take human rights into account. She seems to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dK

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@fiztig That’s probably the case, yes.

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It begins. Hastie reads the housekeeping. Inspector-General of Intelligence & Security is up first. She’s usually very focused.

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lukehgomes We took a broader look at the issue last year. theguardian.com/australia-news…

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lukehgomes This line in the judgement was devastating. pic.twitter.com/3S1IQe7WKX

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lukehgomes This is a huge win for people with disabilities and a massive rebuke to the NDIA (and the government) who argued th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4I

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NSWRFS Smoke from planned hazard reduction burns being undertaken by fire agencies and land managers today and across the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VR

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Very @SnarkyPlatypus areas, and very annoying. Though not surprising. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Starting soon, Parliamentary Joint Committee, Intelligence and Security (Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ic

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@DylangerDaly It hasn’t started yet. The pages are in the wrong order, which is my fault.

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… and here’s the second, on attitudes to temporary migrants. essentialvision.com.au/attitudes-towa…

And that’s the end of my tw..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IL

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Oh dear, there’s also two questions about Senator Keneally’s brainwave about immigration. Here’s the first, on hiri..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5t

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Who to blame for the Ruby Princess thing? (Yeah, let’s not consider the evidence. Let’s ask people for their reckon..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YI

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“Q. To what extent do you support or oppose the following actions the government could take if future clusters of n..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZU

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It’s a bit depressing that this always has to be viewed through the prism of voting intentions, but here we are.

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“Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about the suggested COVIDSafe app?”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…DA

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“Q. When do you think governments should start to ease the restrictions on travel and gatherings to allow offices,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…h9

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“Q. Overall, how would you rate the Government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?” essentialvision.com.au/government-res… Still..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nc

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Overall concerns are up a little. essentialvision.com.au/coronavirus-co…

Remember, all this polling is done Wed–Sun, so match thatwitter.com/i/web/status/1…JsbF

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Latest Essential polling on coronavirus matters is out. essentialvision.com.au/category/essen… Let’s look at my choice of highlights…

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@damana Maybe along the lines of how they handled the Kray Brothers? :)

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axios The final minute of Trump’s news conference this evening pic.twitter.com/m6oGh1q9VF

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Tue plan, with-a-headache remainder: 1530 PJCIS hearing, program attached; 1700 Lowy Institute panel with Julie Bis..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bn

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MrAndrewCotter Still having the company meetings online. pic.twitter.com/aR3LfuSdKl

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@errolwi See? I should’ve checked further afield for a Select Committee to distract me.

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@voltagex Where would you like the electrodes?

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MalwareJake This. This is what testing looks like if you want to stamp out a pandemic. twitter.com/zeynep/status/…

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@NewtonMark @LapTop006 @swearyanthony And can I be trusted to choose from the malts appropriately? I will need assi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…q6

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Hey All The Australian Media, why have you painted yourself into a corner with your daft “This parrot is dead” gags..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…F1

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erstkate Classic 70s cooking: roast chook draped in a decorative string of savs, served with white rice in orange peel cups. pic.twitter.com/EJo3Lp9C8R

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RonaldKlain We literally left them a 69-page Pandemic Playbook…. that they ignored

And an office called the Pandemic Prepa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rp

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Maybe the chef is onto something after all, @dobes @rohan_p @NewtonMark @jpwarren. pic.twitter.com/tofVSLrhzl

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jendudley And Evans doesn’t appear to like this story on his newly aired conspiracy theories so I hope no one else shares it: news.com.au/entertainment/…

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jendudley The Instagram account of “doctor” Pete Evans is a wild ride. Chunks of avocado and Obamagate, side by side. pic.twitter.com/G9NXkx7HfD

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@manindotblack Parrot & Hippo, the new crimefighting duo.

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@summer__heidi @m0rb Well they’re only USD 2.44 each from China, so shipping is the real cost. Someone may already..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4p

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@franksting Yes, and didn’t that work well.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Monday: “Australia’s wobbly start to COVIDSafe app transparency” zdnet.com/article/austra…

DTA..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…U3

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pixelatedboat Obamagate is an audio processing technique that combines strong reverb and a noise gate. The effect is typically ap..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Te

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“Creative snack food personality simulation large trotters chicken nap pillow pillow cushions vibrato girls with mo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ab

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joshgnosis The earth is doomed. pic.twitter.com/oA4qKPM9xc

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@dobes I would agree. And he can turn these around in under four hours, which is remarkable.

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@summer__heidi It’s at least 60% off listed price, Heidi. It doesn’t matter what it is.

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reselsnark After two hours and 500 odd people pointing out how pathetic their lauding of Jones was, they’re going to finally a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zh

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@TechDesignau Yeah, but hey I’ve worked around it and I don’t care any more.

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Anyway, while I was doing that:

1. A yellow-tailed black cockatoo wandered by to have a look through the window…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xe

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Fortunately the bug seems to be part of the admin interface, not the actual page generation.

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Well that quick and dirty hack should solve things for a while. [Embarrassed look.] Time to schedule talking to the client about an update.

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@viveka I know. :) The site has been in its current form for three years, and I can see that I could transition it..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…v1

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The theme’s developer hasn’t updated any of their themes since 2017, and is now flogging them with an unlimited-sit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ej

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OK, you can share my frustration. I’m trying to fix a glitch in a client website. The WordPress “Premium” theme tha..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cb

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RadioFreeTom Here’s me, having trouble with expert advice; I think this is an outdated method from an earlier time:

If someone..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Iv

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patstokes “Sure there was some unpleasantness, but you really have to admire Stalin’s hustle.” twitter.com/abcmediawatch/…

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trekonomics the pandemic as biological class warfare twitter.com/kylegriffin1/s…

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Maybe iso is getting to me more than I’d like to admit.

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Even the Select Committee on the Multi-Jurisdictional Management and Execution of the Murray Darling Basin Plan doe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kV

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Wishing it was midday so I could use the excuse of watching Parliament to avoid working on this CSS.

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ratemyskyperoom Historic Skype Room: The Queen Mum. 10/10 @RoyalFamily pic.twitter.com/xwo4JjIyqz

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mmcgowan A man has been arrested over the 1988 gay-hate murder of Scott Johnson near North Head in Manly. A 49-year-old Lane..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…da

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“As Australia emerges from the immediacy of the COVID-19 crisis, building a culture that encourages and celebrates..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dy

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After last night’s dinner I should be visible on this map. twitter.com/ESA_EO/status/…

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@juhasaarinen [Nods] Explains the rise in quality.

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Hahaha. The Mandarin Premium is effectively paying you $50 to take a copy of Malcolm’s book. pic.twitter.com/9px73Ecsbl

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@wolfcat @ssharwood That doesn’t have the same vibe, though.

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xkcdComic Coronavirus Polling xkcd.com/2305/ m.xkcd.com/2305/ pic.twitter.com/yGtfgzWzhv

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@girlgerms @ssharwood Oh fair point, Simon. Still, you’d know your more private household appliances would be safe and secure.

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@girlgerms @ssharwood I know! It’s a name that’s both accurate and funny.

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@ssharwood A lesbian couple I know were running a removals firm, I suggested they call it “Two Girls One Truck”. They were not amused.

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ssharwood This is a magnificent piece of trolling. The results are beyond NSFW. twitter.com/dildog/status/…

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I just saw a headline that included the words “but developers unhappy” and like when is that ever not true?

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@rbtcollins Yeah it’s a bastard thing just to artificially inflate the “engagement” numbers. That’s all the matters.

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shaunmicallef Everybody on Twitter is bagging Alan Jones when what we should all be doing is hailing the doctor as a hero…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…az

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Listening to today’s @abcnews Coronacast, “Weighing up death. The cost of lockdowns vs no lockdowns” pca.st/ypxgo8y9

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@Davelennonabc Yes, his sense of self-importance outshines even his suits.

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JonStevensHall The filename of today’s UK government Coronavirus lockdown document is

FINAL_6.6637_CO_HMG_C19_Recovery_FINAL_1105..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…HQ

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Listening to today’s @7ampodcast, “Adam Bandt’s green capitalism” pca.st/el0skbww

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@semibogan @thegrugq @ASPI_ICPC @Andrew_Zammit @KMansted Would they want to talk? Try shutting them up! ;)

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Here’s the @ABCmediawatch segment with all the background, “Chopper, Alan and KAK” youtube.com/watch?v=23WFRa… Happier times, eh?

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“Alan Jones with Chopper calling in on Kerry-Anne’s Midday show 1998” (38s) youtube.com/watch?v=zcp1Vy…

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@Gtrain62 @garystark You’d regret saying that. Breakfast shift is gruelling.

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coopesdetat What a legacy
Bye Alan! pic.twitter.com/7h7OGib86Y

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@glengyron Where’s Chopper when you need him?

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@oberonsghost Nine Radio is losing a shitload of advertising during the ‘rona and Jones is not cheap?

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And this new 2-year contract is from only 11 months ago. youtube.com/watch?v=-9nlw4… pic.twitter.com/wx9vQwt3zQ

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matthew_d_green People during the epidemic: you want me to clear whole days just to watch videotaped conference talks? That’s ridic..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9H

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This from the Nine Radio press release. pic.twitter.com/BGqkvifT2M

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Wait, where is Mr Jones’ country house again? twitter.com/_midofo_/statu…

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@garystark It’s very cruel to throw someone into the breakfast shift with little warning. I had to do that once as..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…W2

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Tue plan, supplemental: I’ll also keep an ear on Parliament for the COVIDSafe legislation, and the PJCIS hearing fr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Wm

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Tue plan, draft: Slow start, with eggs; tackle some problematic CSS on a client website, so wish me luck; if I surv..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…KG

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TJ__OBrien BREAKING: Alan Jones announces he will retire from 2GB Radio at the end of the month. Doctors have told him continu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3w

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Banging my head on the desk in despair. Repeatedly. For so many reasons.

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adamjmolloy It’s pretty sad that the image on the right fills me with roughly 100x more confidence pic.twitter.com/zdrA42ylkc

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sexenheimer Pete Evans is doing a bit more than flirting with Qanon in his insta stories. pic.twitter.com/XyYzHLohH3

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PLSOliveira We’ve reached day 60 of social isolation.

On day 60 of the 1870-1 Siege of Paris, Jacques-Henri was feeling down a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…QZ

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LebbyE My son just asked me what a cougar was, and I said “an older woman who likes younger men as boyfriends”.

He said,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Tz

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It’s going to be sunny again today. And already it’s a little warmer, @oberonsghost. ;) pic.twitter.com/NO5xG2JRDn

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Tuesday. What a tangled artichoke we bleed. Tuesday.

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