Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 8th, 2021

“Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying” theweek.co.uk/news/world-new…

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@joannejacobs @corduroy That’s pretty impressive for this early in the season.

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@joannejacobs Roger hasn’t been looking well but Neddy has been on the decline for decades. Surprised he was still alive.

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joannejacobs Good grief Neddy has gone. Roger the Dodger next?

Sydney underworld figure Arthur Stanley ‘Neddy’ Smith dies abc.net.au/news/2021-09-0…

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stilgherrian Nearby, my attention has been drawn to this banksia standing about 2.5 to 3 metres high, whose trunk has been turne..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…P0

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stilgherrian Waratah sequence 2021, day 8. Back to the official subject flower. The tip of the bud has just started showing the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qw

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kibblesmith These are the founders of every start up company twitter.com/filmupdates/st…

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peri_denton @metaleptic @SallyRMelb This is my front door policy: pic.twitter.com/7jP8H8l32y

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Il faut que je open a bottle of wine.

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dobes So the person who rages about “plane people” and tried to tackle Dutton from the right, might represent Cabramatta..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…be

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@JustJimWillDo @NewtonMark @expectproblems Why would The Aliens™ be buying kit from Northrop Grumman?

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“Mystery Flying Wing Aircraft Photographed Over The Philippines (Updated): The aircraft resembles the one seen in a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4Y

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@dobes @axmcc @rohan_p Andrew Jackson was into cockfighting though, and is reputed to have held cockfights at the White House.

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@dobes @axmcc @rohan_p I suspect that’s not true, though they did have a pet raccoon called Rebecca. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_(…

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@dobes @axmcc @rohan_p A friend has just messaged me: “It’s not unprecedented. Calvin Coolidge used to narrate cockfighting newsreels.”

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@DecayRSO @dobes @purserj @ParrotOfTheDay This joke is somewhat less effective given that I’ve never listened to that podcast.

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And there ends the discussion. There was no Q&A. I’ll post a link to the video when it’s up, probably tomorrow.

Me..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sk

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Helping nations build capacity to maintain control over their own territory isn’t the same as building a structure..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tL

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“The United Staes doesn’t know how to nation-build and shouldn’t nation-build.” Afghanistan shows this. People have..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…j5

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Terrorism has not been vanquished, she says. (Well no, how could it be? It’s a strategy for asymmetrical conflict.)..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7b

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The climate change thing gets a mention. O’Sullivan says there will be more rough and tumble* over the energy trans..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…y6

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bengrubb Frustrated with Australia’s vaccine booking systems, Ken built his own | @denhamsadler ft @jxeeno innovationaus.com/frustrated-wit…

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(Here in Australia we might well ask why we’re getting the military to do so many things that one might think are m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nM

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Brilliant point just made: The US has insufficient civilian capacity in foreign affairs and therefore gets the mili..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RN

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pete_higgins So just the horse part then? pic.twitter.com/FV2V9mzjdf

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I translate this as “A Foreign Policy for Karens”.

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She’s discussing the future in terms of Biden needing to create “a foreign policy for middle-class Americans” to ma..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…au

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Also, she implied that when allied nations are dealing with their relationships with, say, Iran, they may need to c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1f

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I missed a bunch there — distracted! — but two things. One of that the forces out of Afghanistan alone are not gointwitter.com/i/web/status/1…s5iF

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@dobes @purserj @ParrotOfTheDay This is the bullshit I have to put up with every day. Only minutes ago I had one of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yd

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What I take from that is that W would choose the option that had the clarity of outcome, so I’m not sure what that means.

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W was respectful of process, and was interested in learning from everyone. He’d listen, but then say “OK, I underst..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lO

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Turning to George W Bush’s decision-making style, she is saying the role of an adviser isn’t to push a particular c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sj

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Thank God it’s Friday.

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O’Sullivan is saying that in hindsight the decision to invade Iraq was wrong, although they really did think they h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SH

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Aside: This big fat feature from BuzzFeed is still a must-read.

“60 Words And A War Without End: The Untold Story..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4v

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She says the Afghan forces were structured around a coalition core providing maintenance, intelligence, training, e..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Z2

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“Nobody calls South Korea a forever war,” even though we [the US] still have 25,000 troops there and no peace treat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…R6

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Here’s the WaPo piece she wrote on this issue.

“It’s wrong to pull troops out of Afghanistan. But we can minimize..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gx

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“This isn’t the end of the forever wars,” she says.

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She cites a study which says that removing that suppressing presence of US and coalition forces then terrorism woul..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pR

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Aha. US and AU involvement in Afghanistan wasn’t so much about the “fabric of democracy”, she says, but what I will..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…n5

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She’s saying there was no need to pull all US troops out of Afghanistan. Sure, polls of “Do you want the troops out..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…QR

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O’Sullivan starts by saying that when thinking about post-9/11 policy it’s easy to forget the fear that the those a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZU

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BazzaCC Ouch!!!!!!! even from the grave 😱😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/33I1jINs48

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@glengyron Judging from something Howard said in last week’s discussions, yes they did.

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What this pre-roll doesn’t say is that Dr Meghan O’Sullivan was a former special assistant to President George W Bu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hV

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Aside: Friday’s USSC conversation will be solid. “Twenty years since 9/11 with Duncan Lewis and General David Petra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PV

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Starting shortly at 1700 AEST, a Lowy Institute discussion, “The end of the 9/11”. There’s still time to register a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ot

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cameronwilson the two genders pic.twitter.com/CSy73cU2nP

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Garcian_Smith In light of today’s news, let’s not forget pic.twitter.com/vRAoweIqSQ

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Pinboard Cryptocurrency is basically the sovereign citizen movement for money, which is why it’s so important not to lend it..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4m

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patriottakes I don’t think this person understands what a court martial is. pic.twitter.com/YQ80THKIJm

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dhindes Turns out NFTs can get worse pic.twitter.com/4Gn4cpGULv

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@hayleyglyphs The trunk is wonderful but the tree itself is a it scraggy. At least compared with some of the others nearby.

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Nearby, my attention has been drawn to this banksia standing about 2.5 to 3 metres high, whose trunk has been turne..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…P0

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Waratah sequence 2021, day 8. Back to the official subject flower. The tip of the bud has just started showing the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qw

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StabbinsMcGee Holy shit. pic.twitter.com/0cqBZ3Q3uv

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Probably the best description of LinkedIn posters I’ve ever seen. twitter.com/DavidFeng/stat…

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@twcau I cannot possibly imagine.

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hmmm_bot hmmm pic.twitter.com/ZKP7Ni8RBd

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@jpwarren More stickers is always a good strategy, I guess.

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Cooper is running through the report now. I won’t tweet this because the report is right there on the web, and I’m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xg

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Zach Cooper is saying that this economic stuff will be a bigger challenge to the AU-US alliance than the military s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nu

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I assume that “trade coercion” is how you avoid saying “trade war” while still clearly blaming the other guys.

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Jeffrey Wilson says that Australia has “been ion the point end” of geoeconomic pressures over the past 18 months wi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lw

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This is the report they’re discussing.

“Trust and diversify: A geoeconomic strategy for the Australia-US alliance” ussc.edu.au/analysis/trust…

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We’re on. Simon Jackman is defining geoeconomics as how tools of trade and related policies are used as politics to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pL

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This is also on YouTube if you want to avoid the Zoom carry-on or catch up because you started late. youtube.com/watch?v=iDYPL3…

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@dobes @rohan_p @axmcc By which I mean is Trump’s version on the stream? I’m guessing yes?

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@dobes @axmcc @rohan_p Wow there’s a lot to take in here.

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It’s a shame @alex_c_lee’s “Win the Week” isn’t on atm because this headline would make a fantastic Pants Round que..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hg

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Starting shortly at 1200 AEST, a @USSC seminar “Trust and Diversify: A geoeconomic strategy for the Australia-US al..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IX

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@ashabeeeee The pure joy of press conferences, the unadulterated ecstasy of conference food.

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I slept in today because I couldn’t sleep last night and ended up starting to re-watch “The Wire” from the beginnin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pC

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Wed plan: Sleep in; 1200 AEST USSC seminar Trust & Diversify: Geoeconomic strategy for the AU-US alliance”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…40

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It’s another sunny day in the Blue Mountains today. That is all. pic.twitter.com/Q4Glt2TAqx

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Wednesday. You will suddenly realise the significance of something you’ve been seeing every day. Wednesday.

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