Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 25th, 2021

FREE_FACTS Everyone who has ever been born has had vigorous sex with your mother

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wobster Paaaastry Shark doo doo doo doo doo….. twitter.com/Ringoclay/stat…

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@cameronwilson Surely to contrast with shitposting it’s pissedposting? Pissposting?

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Abesnewat Remembering the times before truth like this was silenced! pic.twitter.com/lo0tvlXK10

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kels_316 you can wear any underwear for weeks at a time. twitter.com/PCMag/status/1…

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NewtonMark Bahaha OOPS. That looks incredibly expensive. (Essendon Airport) pic.twitter.com/5xzDhS7xu3

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I have never seen a more guilty-looking pod of seals in my life. twitter.com/chrishydejourn…

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sexenheimer yeah mate, that’s come through fine. as I said on the phone, appreciate the opportunity. let me know if you have an..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pt

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Mind you, all the parents who want their kids to be violinists or pianists or gymnasts…

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OK, well they’re not going to be huge after all. twitter.com/SixthTone/stat…

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@paulkidd Can we go back to The Wiggles?

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@jpwarren @joelmcourtney No, no cockatoos. A couple currawongs now, though, and a butcherbird.

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kevinbonham This from news.com.au shows a “reporter” sensationalising by falsely claiming an MP said something far..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qf

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mb_inthehutt My 14yo watched someone on the news saying we’re all in the same boat, and he sat bolt upright and said “No we’re n..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2q

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I can’t help but think this requires further explanation. twitter.com/ANUmedia/statu…

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TheShovel Morrison Becomes Longest Serving Liberal PM Since Peta Credlin

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@ApostrophePong I am impressed that it got 3/4 of the way through before someone suggested a coup. ;)

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The seminar ends. Thanks again to @ANU_SEAsia for an excellent session. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

If any of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dh

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Not quite a happy note as it ends, with speakers noting that Thailand and Myanmar are the only two countries in the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3W

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Dr Prajak makes the point that the Thai structure is a specific monarchy-military thing. It’s not a pure absolute m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2d

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Wow here’s a question! Dr Kanokrat is coming back with a lot of nuance which I won’t attempt to tweet.

For me, at..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mk

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I’ve been distracted, but I’ll pull a few things out of the final minutes. pic.twitter.com/oqKMkHUcuJ

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@dobes @alexkidman @ashabeeeee Is “melting people in a spoon” the same as “dissolving people in a barrel”?

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@ashabeeeee @dobes Broadly speaking, I tend not to sniff people at all.

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Dr Prajak responds to a question about a potential coup [Drink!] by saying that a coup on top of VOCID would send t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9e

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@dobes I have sniffed very few Australian band members.

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Dr Prajak has an excellent resting “Yes I am paying attention” face. :) pic.twitter.com/rJvVHDBayI

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Dr Kanokrat says Clubhouse has actually been key in engaging a new Gen Y cohort rather than Gen Z. Not students, bu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…81

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Dr Saowanee says the real question is what turns an ordinary student or car repair man into an activist.

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Dr Aim says that Clubhouse doesn’t expand the reach of the protesters, it’s just going around in a circle. Dr Saowa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lF

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Dr Aim says Clubhouse is just another platform being used. It’s not the platform itself, but the diversification of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VV

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Ah good, that question is getting up now.

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Someone in the Q&A says “Clubhouse became a popular platform for the protestors earlier this year”. There’s a quest..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bc

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Oh look! Quality Chinese surveillance tech comes with quality Chinese training!

(This is kinda obvious, of course…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ky

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ashhirsch AAP are recruiting a reporter with lived experience of forced displacement to cover Australian refugee news. Pls sh..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qL

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@thegrugq That reminds of an incident in I think the Lebanon civil war, when a family’s car was pulled over by mask..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q1

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@thegrugq So you did! I remember that piece. Dr Kanokrat’s research seems to be all over this.

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This is an amazing question but I suspect it won’t get up. pic.twitter.com/Q7nKAtydNJ

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@ApostrophePong Yep, she’s just sailing through the rough seas. :)

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While quieting the baby, she also pointed out that the military government isn’t exactly good at using the social m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0q

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Dr Aim has also had to reduce unwanted baby noise by bringing the baby into the action. Joy. pic.twitter.com/NQkNjfsqwX

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Ah! Thai Twitter users were young, skewed female, and groups were about KJ-Pop and soaps and entertainment. Now tho..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ri

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Dr Aim says that while redshirt vs yellowshirt was mostly Facebook-based, the current movement isn’t linked to any..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1r

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Dr Kanokrat notes that the new movement isn’t centralised or like a cell structure. She sees them as a knot structu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aX

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“The economy is not dead, it’s more than dead. If you can die twice then that’s Thailand,” says Dr Saowanee.

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Oops, not just youth. Young people plus redshirts (!).

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As Dr Saowanee kicks off her comments, I am being surprised to learn of the scale of the youth protests in north-east provinces.

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The lèse-majesté and sedition laws, and the computer crime laws, have been used against a 14yo. That’s a big stick.

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“For the youth movement, the monarchy-military-big capital alliance is a major obstacle for Thai democratic develop..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kE

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This is the first time that “reform the monarchy” is a public political campaign., Dr Prajak says. It goes beyond t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ny

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Dr Prajak says that the only way to understand this diverse and youthful protest movement is that at its core it’s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…T3

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This photo of last month’s anniversary protest intrigues me because of thenumbers and because I know this location. pic.twitter.com/2XOlwvYURo

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@SuperCroup I like the blend of porn and meditation classes.

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OzKitsch The Australian Women’s Weekly’s verdict on the Rolling Stones, 1965 pic.twitter.com/w5tGDJ1U8C

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@SuperCroup I thought I should Google this but maybe that wasn’t such a good idea. pic.twitter.com/QWccVDBUnN

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“Gladys Berejiklian says Sydney’s lockdown conditions are harsher than any of those previously imposed in other sta..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fy

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HayesBrown Confession: I couldn’t stop laughing when I first wrote the lede for today’s column.

msnbc.com/opinion/arizon… pic.twitter.com/tPnTTvw7Rv

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@mik_rosser He’s someone with his eyes on the horizon, always worth trying to understand what he’s thinking even if you don’t agree. :)

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Here’s my thread from yesterday, which was about “Economy and COVID-19 Impact”. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Starting shortly at 1400 AEST, today’s instalment in the ANU Thai Update 2021 seminar series…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9q

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@mik_rosser Thanks, Michael. Hugh White makes a lot of sense about this stuff. It’s worth listening to the whole hour.

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The best bit about this story is the sign warning that cows go car-tipping. twitter.com/abcbrisbane/st…

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@dobes That’s both good to see, but also frightening to realise that six months have gone by.

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And Hugh White has left the building.

I’ll post a link to the recording when it’s up. Meanwhile if my Twitter thre..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…11

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“The chances of the US remaining a dominant power are low and getting lower,” White says. Yeah, it really is worth..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3d

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White bluntly says some people are incapably of imagining Australia in an Asia that isn’t “dominated by our mates”,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…23

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Ah, a question that’ll trigger a White speech! How does Australia’s history of being “in Asia but not of Asia” affe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wk

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@potrzebieggm Sadly I do lol. I am getting somewhat old.

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White says that any Chinese leader would have tried to re-establish China’s primacy in its own back yard. Xi Xinpin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sI

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Question from Glenda Korporaal: When you wrote “Power Shift” in 2010 you could not have foreseen Xi Xinping and his..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EU

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White reminds us that even at its height the Soviet/Russian economy was only ever half that of the US. China is alr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…w8

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It’s worth reading up on White’s three possible paths. There’s a lot of nuance.

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In “Power Shift” he spoke about one of three possible end goals being AU supporting US in maintaining its primacy,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Mc

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Does Australia have a strategy for China? If by “strategy” you mean a carefully articulated and balanced set of ste..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…GT

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White is really hosing down the idea of The Quad (AU/IN/JP/US) being an “Asian NATO”. To paraphrase, they just talk..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uF

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@drunkenmadman Lol. To be fair, Typhoid Mary is the least of his problems.

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“Inside SAS drinking culture: Nude Twister with strippers, guns and ‘getting away with it’” abc.net.au/news/2021-08-2…

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@swearyanthony @franksting And all manner of related bans across the Mediterranean during those plague centuries. T..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…LJ

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@viveka This is presumably the epidemiological equivalent “Anyone can become President”.

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Here’s that Quarterly Essay: “Power Shift: Australia’s future between Washington and Beijing” (2010) quarterlyessay.com.au/essay/2010/08/…

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@republic2809 “The Matrix: Relevance Deprivation”

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Starting shortly at 1230 AEST, the UTS:ACRI webinar: “The Hugh White thesis - Ten years on” utsmeet.zoom.us/webinar/regist…..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kX

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“The Matrix: Reflux”
“The Matrix: Regurgitation” twitter.com/oliyoung/statu…

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“Australia’s ‘hacking’ Bill passes the Senate after House made 60 amendments” by @ashabeeeee zdnet.com/article/austra…

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“We can’t tell these pop stars apart” is one hell of a government concern.

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“Limit on K-pop stars ‘who look identical’ appearing on TV has been scrapped by South Korean gender ministry” (2019) scmp.com/culture/music/…

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@TheIronMonk3 Mate I grew up on a farm. Not a lot would shock me.

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How do Wiggles breed?

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The rat has found a way to get into the fridge and get out again. I think there’s a break in the plastic shell behi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gm

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@misosusanowa Well that doesn’t help. Fortunately giant tortoises are not a thing up here.

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@franksting Oh wow. I knew that “Chinese” settlement down toward what is now Vietnam happened slowly as each genera..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2P

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@R_Chirgwin @oberonsghost @CosmicRami Almond blossom, day nine of my 2021 sequence. I thought the flowers might hav..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…06

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@franksting And Australia. I saw a thing recently which said maybe 80% of the Blue Mountains’ Indigenous population..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gq

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Idealaw Really tempted to buy this just so I can smell like a Death Star pic.twitter.com/Qli3zR5knv

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@franksting Indeed, the word “carrier” itself is kinda frowned upon in some public health circles because it makes..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CL

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@franksting History is full of examples of blaming the “filthy [others]” for disease. Chinese for smallpox and plag..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fI

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@johnallsopp I know. Even @trentyarwood hasn’t said something that daft today.

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@nkav @rohan_p @dobes @cameronwilson You’re quite right. I’ve only ever done such reports in the NGO sector, although not about coal.

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Here’s the actual tweet so you can enjoy the perplexed replies. twitter.com/MartinKulldorf…

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This is just so beautiful, in the sense that it’s a complete train wreck of a worldview. pic.twitter.com/H1tKIhlb9U

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I guess “carnivorous birds gathering outside” is one of those phrases.

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Meanwhile I’m waiting for some things from the freezer to thaw so I can feed the more carnivorous birds gathering outside.

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You know, @rohan_p @dobes @cameronwilson, do you think I could get $50k to monitor Facebook etc for things like the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…u4

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US State Fairs are so remarkably similar to Australian agricultural shows. twitter.com/BrentTerhune/s…

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I love the Parliamentary Library, source of neutral information.

“Vaccination requirements for government payment..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Rz

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@TheIronMonk3 This seems suboptimal. Disregard the chook.

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SuperCroup Who you buying a house from? Victor who’s had one too many Jaegerbombs at after work drinks on Friday night, or Kev..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oM

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ChuckTingle also yes his name is gaytreon

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ChuckTingle did you know i have a patreon? now you do please enjoy new release POUNDED IN THE BUTT BY THE SENTIENT PHYSICAL MAN..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ov

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Wed plan, drab weather edition: Slow start; fix the podcast schedule*; 1230 UTS:ACRI: The Hugh White thesis — Ten y.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bvy

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Someone should tell Mr Musk we already have a tech stack that’s great for self-driving vehicles. It’s called the ra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jm

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It’s a bit shitty in the Blue Mountains again today. Some people will show you photographs of snow but they are fre..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MD

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Wednesday. Turn a new page. Lick it. Sprinkle it with sawdust. You will be a winner. Wednesday.

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