Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 1st, 2021

shockproofbeats It’s 24 years since my all-time favourite press apology/correction. If any of you can beat it, I’m all ears. pic.twitter.com/IVqb5NYQIq

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My main problem with learning about US law is that every time I see “SCOTUS” a bit of my brain shouts “SCROTUM!”.

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@RossFloate @NewtonMark I suppose careless and sloppy people might think that. :)

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@Sam_Hickey @bunjaree Interesting. I see it’s still a Strepera graculina. My guide says there’s six sub-species in all.

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@RossFloate @NewtonMark To be clearer, sorry, the name is the Department of Health. You can say “health department”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0w

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Ah, the official photo I guess we can call this. The Sydney Opera House lit up for the 70th birthday of the Austral..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hn

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@Sam_Hickey @bunjaree I should say “he”. Too big and too glossy to be a female.

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@Sam_Hickey @bunjaree It did come inside the house the other day, though, and sat on a chair back about three metre..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…re

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@Sam_Hickey @bunjaree I’ll shout it from the rooftops. :) It’s getting quite used to mer, and swoops down when I fi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EV

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@NewtonMark I dunno. There’s no such thing as “Australian Health Department” though. Never trust someone who can’t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ym

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@Lilal89156012 @dobes @rohan_p Heh. Yeah but you know it’s going to be something like Steve or Darryl.

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@Zytheran I have thought of getting a suitable IR camera for out there, but there’s too many other things higher on the priority list.

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@Zytheran Look it definitely happened. I just don’t know who did it.

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@NewtonMark @MatthewBevan @glengyron I rarely watch the press conferences because other people are paid the medium..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lV

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stilgherrian From yesterday, my friend the pied currawong (Strepera graculina) at @bunjaree. Still not quite ready to eat from m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…LQ

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kcarruthers Good on him. Eddie should be banned from everywhere. twitter.com/10newsfirstper…

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womensart1 Laetitia Ky, artist from the Ivory Coast in West Africa, creates sculpture using her own hair pic.twitter.com/hzjabR1YSd

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Last night’s mystery: This morning the red and white water bowl was not in its usual spot but down on the ground, e..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mK

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@Davelennonabc @GreenJ @LNLonRN Honestly, young people today! No respect!

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@GreenJ @LNLonRN I once saw what happened when some gronk spilled an entire bottle of Coca-Cola into studio desk an..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ud

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@GreenJ @LNLonRN Mate, drink off the fuckin’ desk!

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thunderson23 Oof go easy on the algorithm Twitter pic.twitter.com/vbGxqJMFgF

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@GTangey Lol yes. As I hinted, I was around at the time and they were all so hopelessly naive.

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@NewtonMark @expectproblems Possibly, but even soldiers in camo at airports etc wear hi-viz.

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“These Parrots Raid Rubbish Bins (and it’s my fault)” youtube.com/watch?v=bf0giV… Yes, it’s that jerkbird training guy..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pz

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“Soldier Plays Chicken With Landing C-160 In Mali,” because he’s a fucking idiot, @NewtonMark @expectproblems youtube.com/watch?v=wj_1wO…

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“When your friend is an NPC” from the Fairbairn Brothers plus one (2m01s) youtube.com/watch?v=pGtj-u… Very..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…22

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stilgherrian By the way, a podcast happened last night. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@dmeeze This is quite an odd way to teach chess. @kcarruthers, one for your bloke?

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Pandamoanimum “Is this the real life?
Is this just fire point C?” pic.twitter.com/Oe2u4khu11

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I figured this is a natural follow-up for the daily almond blossom sequence that I’ve just finished. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Waratah sequence 2021, day 1. I’ll photograph this waratah as it emerges in the coming few weeks. Maybe not every d..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…C5

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@EMS_Junkie @ben_greer Thanks, and yes it’s all low-probability stuff.

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@EMS_Junkie @ben_greer Yes thanks. There’s quite a few options but I went with this one. twitter.com/Kate_Gawthorpe…

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@nadinevoncohen @jonoabroad To be fair, the Guardian is full of cunts.

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@jaci_wiley Thanks. :) To be clear, though, I’m far from an expert, just a dilettante. I was picking out what stood out for me.

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@kels_316 That’s the great thing about being part of a hegemony. :)

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@kels_316 For me it was an hour well spent. I have a more nuanced view than EVIL POLITICIAN STAB STAB STAB but yeah..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sK

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Clearly this live feed from Circular Quay was meant to be the backdrop for a live-event party but we’re all in lock..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cU

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@kels_316 I’m assuming this live feed from Circular Quay was intended to be the backdrop for the party. But yes, Mo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qS

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@kels_316 I’m just sorry we’re in lockdown because the US Studies Centre has seriously good caterers.

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@CJMurrumbeena They bailed from the ANZUS treaty years ago. Which is why there’s really just calling it The Alliance in this presentation.,

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There’s another UPLIFTING music loop under the long shot. pic.twitter.com/oPUYZvhhQN

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YES THEY ARE GOING TO LIGHT THE SAILS OF THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE.

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And now Gladys Berejiklian who seems to be standing in a ditch or something. pic.twitter.com/hzrmg5S3RI

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Albo is going the climate change speech, and how important it is to our joint strategic interests. He’s going party..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…FW

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@MichelePlayfair Exactly. And that’s a fine specimen.

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Anthony Albanese coming to us via a pre-recorded video from his Opposition Egg Pod. pic.twitter.com/WR3IyQimwB

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To be fair, who hasn’t called a journalist a cunt on Twitter? twitter.com/zoesam93/statu…

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I reckon someone in DFAT wrote this speech from Morrison, not PMO. No football analogies so far.

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That’d explain why we’re expecting Gladys Berejiklian too, a state-level politician.

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It’s the PM via a pre-recorded message! He just mentioned that on this anniversary of ANZUS the Sydney Opera House..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wF

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Good heavens, it’s John Olsen. The former 42nd Premier of South Australia and erstwhile senator, not the artist. Cu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pW

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Mark Baillie just did a bit of a speech about the alliance and thank-you lists for the people being this event and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7v

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thegallowboob losing it at this chalk art pic.twitter.com/3ul1kEu6C2

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@talios @michaelneale Mumble mumble mumble orthogonality mumble kill them all.

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@DaveNoonanCFMEU That’s very cruel. I’m not saying it’s not accurate, mind you. Listening to him reminisce tonight..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ue

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Some fresh wattle for Wattle Day, photographed near Wentworth Falls this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/f3GDlHD7C2

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Simon Jackman notes that so many Australian ambassadors to the US have been alumni of the Univesity of Sydney. Lol..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Mn

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There were too many good anecdotes in that hour.

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@expectproblems @CptHollingworth @NewtonMark Isn’t it just magnificent. That close-up of the panel right down the f..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qr

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Howard says there’s been a “remarkable consistency” of the treatment of China by Labor and Liberal. Morrison is han..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…41

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Howard praises the creation of The Quad (Au/IN/JP/US), and sees it as an extension with the addition of India of th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…44

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Howard reckons it’ll become increasingly more difficult for China’s leadership because with more people born into a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…au

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China has ruined its demographic planning, he says. The one-child policy was bad, and the two-child policy lasted “about 10 minutes”.

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Howard says any idea of a declining relationship with the US or even abandoning it is “delusional”. (Is anyone actu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bs

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And Howard’s wrap-up, yes China is AU’s biggest challenge as both trading partner and strategic opponent, and the e..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…l6

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Gillard just called multilateralism “anemic and thin”. Fair call in my view.

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@mumbletwits @Paul_Karp I’m much the some but was oblivious to it all — but then I was a nerd and was oblivious to.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vDU

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There’s 1000 people watching this livestream right now.

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Gillard on the basing of US Marines in the NT. The independents Windsor and Rob Oakeshott saw it as a matter for th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…da

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@Ng88Mr I hadn’t realised Dennis Richardson was going to be moderator. He knows the AU-US relationship better than..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ya

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@Ng88Mr They’re retired, and Howard is old and probably doesn’t care. They’re speaking pretty clearly about what th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Oc

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A fascinating anecdote now from Howard about discussions with President Bill Clinton before the East Timor mission..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rV

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It’s always interesting to hear leaders looking back at their times and reflecting on their relationships with othe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…DW

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It’s interesting hearing Howard talking about how his views of the alliance were shaped by the Cold War and what Me..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…S8

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Ah, my previous patch! At this time of that day would normally be totally choked with traffic. twitter.com/DDsD/status/14…

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@jpwarren I think that’s almost inevitable.

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Lol Richardson says Gillard made a big mistake in one international meeting by saying she’s more interested in educ..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gv

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Richardson says that PMs Howard and Gillard were the closest in terms of their focus on international matters, whic..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cj

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@mumbletwits Very much so. I remember when she was in student politics in Adelaide she was a true believe in the Go..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kw

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Fun fact: When Julia Gillard was running for president of the Students Association at Uni of Adelaide, before she m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bn

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Julia Gillard notes that she’s a little younger than Howard.

“A lot!”, he interjects, laughing.

Gillard recounts..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7R

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“Nothing speaks to the heart of middle America than sticking up for freedoms” around the world, says Howard. Gosh.

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Howard says he won’t comment on how the withdrawal from Afghanistan was handled because that’s up to Australia’s current leadership.

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@jpwarren Sadly I don’t see the US Studies Centre enabling that little jape.

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“We’re not going to be 80% allies, we’re going to be 100% allies.”

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John Howard is reminiscing about the Korean War. pic.twitter.com/W8915ufZIY

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The discussion will be moderated by Dennis Richardson, former Ambassador to US, director-general of ASIO, etc etc. He does know his stuff.

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Simon Jackman: The US alliance is Australia’s single most important link well yes it is.

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They’ve just said that after Julia Gillard and John Howard there’s also a “special surprise”. I wonder that that means.

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It has started, and it’s also being streamed on YouTube without all the Zoom malarkey. youtube.com/watch?v=JKWTGG…

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@Kate_Gawthorpe Thanks. Given that it was at Nepean it should go quite smoothly. They had my details on file anyway..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8A

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“Please wait. The webinar will begin soon.”

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@trib @doublebaytoday @RayWhiteGroup You’re not familiar with Double Bay Today I see…

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Not sure why we need a message about ANZUS from a state-level politician but I guess she didn’t want to miss out…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bs

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@Kate_Gawthorpe Ah yes, thank you, this is what I did the time before last.

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Coming up shortly at 1700 AEST, @USSC’s “The Alliance 70th anniversary with distinguished guests former Prime Minis..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YA

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@ben_greer True, though at least I got through the mononym-unfriendly process of linking all the accounts — which h.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Rlq

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The magpies in Wentworth Falls village are also quite bold. pic.twitter.com/qeGV5QWRxe

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doublebaytoday Australian Real Estate Firm Ray White Opens Office In Afghanistan

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@ben_greer Ta, though something in the back of my heading says that’d was previously a problem for me. Will try when I get home.

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Note to self: Don’t shove little bits of paper into your pocket and think “I’ll scan that when I’m on the train.” S..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…f7

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Updating this plague thread. Nepean Hospital was efficient. Elapsed time in the hospital was just seven minutes. So..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tY

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@ronsondalby The clinic at Hazelbrook didn’t have any available slots today or I’d have gone there.

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@ronsondalby I wouldn’t know. It’s drive-in anyway so no use to me.

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I am really enjoying her ennui. The “alight from the rear seven cars” message has a real vibe of “Look the train is..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…r5

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As we depart Springwood the guard starts her announcement “Good afternoon everybody. I hope you’re doing alright,”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Se

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@bigjsl Hmmm. I don’t actually know anything about the YouTube advertising deal, whether it’s viewing or clicking t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…US

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“Mucking about with the wombat” is bound to be a euphemism for something truly terrible. twitter.com/jonkudelka/sta…

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@ADM19833825 Sigh yourself. I’ve gone to the nearest COVID-19 testing facility that’s not drive-in and is available..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MW

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@JustJimWillDo It’s all very car-oriented out here. The drive-in will be busy.

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They don’t do takeaway. That’s not good service at all! pic.twitter.com/ZCuwyDI9lo

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Actually most of the hospital looks like this… And I’m already swabbed! No one at all in the queue. Total elapsed ttwitter.com/i/web/status/1…uwJ6

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Approaching Nepean Hospital. Therefore are clues I’m heading in the right direction. pic.twitter.com/wmEbzkTmoR

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Are drug deals a reasonable excuse for leaving home in lockdown? Asking for the person who alighted from the train..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fb

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, very briefly. I decided that I couldn’t be arsed walking to Kingwood. pic.twitter.com/5iGq9U0tXN

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@franksting Thanks. I’m trying to find the relevant Blue Mountains seasons. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@iMusing @awelder Ingrid you are a star! Thankful, you’ve allowed me to be lazy on the train! :)

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@wheelyweb Yeah I saw that. Tbh I thought it was a bit childish.

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@geoffreycates It says “parliamentary duties”. He’s still an MP and can have meetings with people, which led to him..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ho

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@awelder Thanks @iMusing. I don’t do a Facebook but I’m sure there’s other ways to find them. :)

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@paulwallbank He may just be spraying them everywhere, but I fear you’re right.

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@rorybaust Thanks. This should be totally routine because it was a low-risk site. Plus I get a nice day out of the house.

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Mobile. It’s a disgustingly nice day out.

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Well this is @gathgwyn, except he’ll do it for free. twitter.com/WholesomeMeme/…

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@FlyOpineMonkey Fwiw I just checked and St Marys is also in the of-concern zone. Sigh.

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@bgosford @bunjaree Yep, a big glossy chonk, that one. He even wandered into the house the other day.

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@FlyOpineMonkey I’m in the Mountains, remember, and drive-in isn’t possible. I’ve already done the searches and the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qN

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From yesterday, my friend the pied currawong (Strepera graculina) at @bunjaree. Still not quite ready to eat from m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…LQ

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@elronxenu Looks more like image compression artefacts.

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@misosusanowa Whacko, but better than most of the alternatives. Good news. I’m going down the hill for a test today..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…QV

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Hmmm. I just realised that Kingswood, where the hospital is, is an LGA of concern. But it’s also the only place to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…72

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Hey look what I just got on YouTube. pic.twitter.com/jQGO9dqjkC

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realCarrickRyan A timely re-share… twitter.com/realCarrickRya…

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Three minutes until Brain Worm Time.

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@developerjack That app really is getting very good.

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@jxeeno Yes to all of that, and thanks again for your fantastic work. I know from my friend in tracyworld that the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…KB

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@developerjack Yes, that’s one advantage of going to the disease-ridden major hospital. ;)

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@jxeeno Yep, the system does work, albeit a little slowly at the moment. I knew from your update yesterday that Col..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dU

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By the way, a podcast happened last night. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Wed plan, supplemental: I’ll walk between Penrith and Kingswood, where the hospital is, to save having to catch and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wa

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Wed plan: Slow start with brunch; 1248 train to Penrith; COVID-19 test, Nepean Hospital; return train; quiet evenin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SQ

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@garystark Still, probably a good choice. :)

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@bbox Oh I just assumed there was.

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@stevo_twistie Hahaha no please stop this is just too funny oh no I can’t cope it’s hilarious no really. Is that enough?

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I got the official NSW Health notification earlier this morning. Yes, I’ve been to a low-grade plague site.

No app..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Oj

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If anyone knows of a calendar for the Dharug people and country, please let me know. The few searches I’ve done hav..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oU

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@ashulz And to you, @ashulz. I haven’t found a Dharug calendar yet, but for the D’harawal down on the plans it’s lo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tm

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The sunny weather continues in the Blue Mountains today as Official Spring begins. pic.twitter.com/k86ueeUjB3

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It’s not just for children.

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Wednesday. Things are not as they should be. Return the three most important objects to their correct positions and orientations. Wednesday.

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