Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

In Sydney NSW AU to 31 Aug

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March 29th, 2022

ChristnNitemare Good morning! pic.twitter.com/hvOyEUN05f

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BillKristol “I have never obstructed justice…I am not a crook.”
— Richard M. Nixon, Nov. 17, 1973

“I have no idea what a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hN

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matttburke Budget? What Budget? pic.twitter.com/Q7jfmbKPn8

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lowcostcosplayy D U N E pic.twitter.com/h0QXZGDIF6

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nazzer Someone’s been cybering twitter.com/kkomaitis/stat…

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@RDNS_TAI My pleasure. I appreciated how you directly addressed some of the myths.

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@VTeagueAus Apart from the OAIC nudge I just tweeted about, there’s this. I didn’t check education and such. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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On a related note, may I recommend “Morrison’s economic lies” by @RDNS_TAI. thesaturdaypaper.com.au/opinion/topic/…

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Putting it another way, and factoring in the need for recruitment and training, the government could clear the OAIC..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Jt

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Specifically, for OAIC and its FoI and privacy work, the message is clear: The government has no intention of impro..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tL

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So, as usual, a few percentage points here and there is just faffing about at the edges. Same as with giving pensio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ej

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A 6% increase in resources means that it would take at least 16 years to clear the backlog. That assumes no increas..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qF

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Now, some basic maths. If you want to NOT have a 12-month backlog, you need to do a full year’s worth of work on to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Wt

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But look at this. Performance targets are not being met, even these rather generous KPIs of resolving 80% of matter..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ov

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The extra funding means they get a whole 9 new staff members to handle all of these functions. pic.twitter.com/hXAVo8mvem

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So, looking at this question of whether the extra finding for the Office of the Information Commissioner might sort..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aX

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BernardZuel Daughter watching Fierravanti-Wells on Morrison: “I’m getting the impression she’s met him.”

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Earlier I said the place for the initial detail is “Budget Paper No. 2”. If you want to drill down further you need..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…L2

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My attention has been drawn to the middle of the five icons. Is it just me, or…? pic.twitter.com/5ek7IkOHFL

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@coldsnacks @GrogsGamut Welcome to how the Budget works and how to analyse it properly. :) Also, pass it this way.

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@coldsnacks @GrogsGamut Yep. Or rather, the Budget is based on the assumption that this is what will happen. That s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7x

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Well spotted, Hugh. Though I’d phrase it as “The Budget hopes for” rather than as “Treasury forecasts”. twitter.com/hughriminton/s…

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PhilipRucker Breaking —> White House logs from Jan. 6 turned over to House show gap in Trump calls of seven hours and 37 minutes.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kE4

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@michaelneale @skwashd @NewtonMark Ah. Here we are again. It’s probably best if I don’t comment.

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@jpwarren This is the PDF you’re after. Looking through it now. ag.gov.au/system/files/2…

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JoshButler The important context here is that the senator “has recently been relegated to an unwinnable spot on the Liberal pa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hR

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JoshButler Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells just launched an incredible attack on PM Scott Morrison and Alex Hawke i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bz

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@GrogsGamut Thanks, Greg. Same story though, eh. Sigh.

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CORRECTION: A “data flub” — that’s a technical term — in the graph I posted. Here’s the correct version2twitter.com/GrogsGamut/sta…iq

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Big shoutout to the cybersecurity company who managed to send out a press release commenting on the $9.9 billion fo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gO

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stephendziedzic Breaking - @latingle is reporting that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address federal parliament at 5.3..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fu

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@danilic And this is just the *additional* funding for REDSPICE, above what’s already there.

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“Federal budget 2022: six graphs that reveal the sugar-hit election strategy” by @GrogsGamut..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YW

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@VS_ I did stumble across that game earlier. Looks like a… a classic?

But yes, Cyber Troll Pty Ltd. $20 million please.

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@michaelneale @skwashd @NewtonMark Ah yes, I also see you understand how to list things on the receipt. I had lessons in that.

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“Australian Budget 2022 delivers AU$9.9 billion for spicy cyber” by @campbell_kwan zdnet.com/article/austra…

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Arts was one of the areas I’d skipped over because I knew others would look. Nick has looked. twitter.com/NickFeik/statu…

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@skwashd @NewtonMark I see this isn’t your first Budget.

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@CosmicRami There may be more detail over here, if not more money. budget.gov.au/2022-23/conten…

Next year I’ll have to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sd

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@jpwarren Hah! Let’s look over here in the A-G’s Portfolio Budget Statements 2022–23..ag.gov.au/about-us/publi…Gt

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@justinrhendry Clearly Justin was in the lockup, so he’s got a bunch of stories. itnews.com.au/tag/budget2022

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@jetztgibtshaue No, it’s a bottle, and can store beer for a day or two.

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@AnthonyLee900 Lol the convention of all-caps is very old, mate. Older than you. Even older than me.

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GROWLERS! (That’s a thingy what holds 1.89 to 2 litres of beer. The first figure is 64 fluid ounces for The America..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Nd

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“Australia’s 2022 federal budget: what we found in the fine print” from the Graun. theguardian.com/australia-news…

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OK, I’m tweeting this one solely for the headline.

“The Tinkerbell budget: Clap if you believe it makes sense” by..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MI

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@NewtonMark Shoosh, Mark, and just buy the managing director a new laptop. And a big-screen TV for… for, um, videoconferencing.

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@DarrenODonovan I really wish I’d been in the meeting where they came up with the name.

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@jpwarren Lol no, but it’s an interesting line item nonetheless.

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@SummersAnne That’s doesn’t cover many barristers though. ;) Still, good to see recognition that the OSI needs more support.

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@CosmicRami Go direct to the source, Rami. “Budget Paper No. 2” is the thing. budget.gov.au/2022-23/conten…

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So that’s my initial skim through “Budget Paper No. 2” budget.gov.au/2022-23/conten… Obviously I left out a LOT of things..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EJ

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And… Parliament House will get “enhancements to the CCTV network, upgraded screening equipment and an expanded Pa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Iw

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Lots of priority infrastructure projects listed starting on page 135. You can go through them yourselves.

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“$1.3 billion over 6 years from 2021-22 to improve regional telecommunications” pic.twitter.com/dRqlzOHCBW

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“Civil Aviation Safety Authority – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems,” which is to say, drones22

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“Support for the Australian Space Industry,” which I’ll go though another time.

Reminder: These numbe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xL

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Various extra stuff for counterterrorism and investigating organised crime etc, which I’ll look at in more detail l..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xK

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Another $50 million for the Safer Communities Fund, the one that Peter Dutton enjoyed so much. pic.twitter.com/5WJ7cisGsR

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An extra $136.7 million in 2022-23 for Operation Sovereign Borders. pic.twitter.com/d9IbTNCbyx

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“Rugby World Cup 2027 (men’s) and Rugby World Cup 2029 (women’s),” TBA. pic.twitter.com/AS8Y5lngC2

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“Prioritising Mental Health,” it says here. $99 million in the coming financial year, or around $3.30 per Australia..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XM

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“The Government will provide $69.0 million over 2 years from 2021-22 for the Japanese Encephalitis Virus National P..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…WH

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There’s a bunch of detail on education, health, aged care, stuff like that which I’ll skip over because others will..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0F

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That’s “$9.9 billion over 10 years to 2030-31 to the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to deliver a Resilience,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mB

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AND HERE’S THE CYBER STUFF IT IS CALLED REDSPICE!

Reminder: $9.9 billion over 10 years is vapourware,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Oi

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The $4.3 billion for “Large Vessel Infrastructure and Submarine Basing” announced with such fanfare the other day “..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…LX

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There’s some stuff in there to cover the costs so fat this financial year of flood response from Defence and also s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…k8

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Defence loses another $6.7 million to the investigation of war crimes. pic.twitter.com/uCpDZibc8T

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Office of the Australian Information Commissioner gets around $8 million a year extra for the next two years. Is th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ce

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I’ll skip the rest of the tax stuff because I don’t understand it.

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Small businesses (see conditions) can deduct 120% of the cost of digital transformation, if I may paraphrase. That’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qv

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“Modernisation of pay as you go (PAYG) instalment systems”? Direct link from accounting software to ATO to adjust P..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bN

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Here’s another great sentence. “This measure is estimated to result in an unquantifiable impact on receipts over th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fG

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Here’s the detail on the 50% temporary reduction in fuel excise, which starts one minute past midnight tonight and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…75

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Here’s a new euphemism for a cut. “The Government will re-profile existing funding…” OK, it’s under $8 million in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nv

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I’ll mostly post about Budget items I’m familiar with, the stuff I generally write about, but if something piques m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5f

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It’s important to remember what strange technical terms like “NSW” and “QLD” mean lol. pic.twitter.com/OjSOlFm7H8

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“Budget Paper No. 2” is where most of the detail\ lives. It’s a series of diffs, basically, presented as changes si..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Og

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I did tweet this earlier. I daresay I’ll find some more details (hah!) as I go through the papers. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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And here we go. There’s the bullet points on the front page. budget.gov.au pic.twitter.com/vDChWjewIr

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@andrea_weymouth Short answer: Pine Gap is a communications relay station for all manner of satellites, ranging fro..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6Y

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@andrea_weymouth That’s about a whole different thing, which I am happy to chat about but not tonight because… BUDGET TIME!

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Pro Tip: You don’t have to listen to Josh Frydenberg drone his way through the speech. You can just grab the text o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…LE

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@jpwarren Sorry, what was I even thinking? IT’S ALL THERE IN THE BALANCE.

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@Samara2k But past that, there’s some good stuff on Netflix and elsewhere.

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@Samara2k I spend a lot of time with TimeGhost’s material including the current WW2 in real time…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bs

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@Samara2k @lawfarepodcast @RidT So I hear, but I have so much other stuff I’µ meant to be reading and yet I end up..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rI

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START OF BUDGET NIGHT THREAD. I’m not sure how much I’ll dig into this stuff tonight, but I will at least download..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZM

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HartWexford It is normal. 100% of known worlds are exactly like this one. That’s as normal as it gets. twitter.com/debs_kropotkin…

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@garystark You can always phone a friend. :)

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@Samara2k @lawfarepodcast @RidT I really need to read Greenberg’s book too, yes.

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Iancoll94354676 Why is this so funny ? pic.twitter.com/N1DSk8lMXK

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@lawfarepodcast @RidT It riffs off his essay “Why You Haven’t Heard About the Secret Cyberwar in Ukraine” (18 Mar)..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yo

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Listening to a @lawfarepodcast, “Thomas Rid (@RidT) on Ukraine and Cyberwar”. Recommended. lawfareblog.com/lawfare-podcas…

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@dobes Wow. Just wow. I also have a view on mocking someone for wearing traditional Pacific headgear when visiting..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZW

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thegrugq Russia is adapting. Now they can abandon 25 technicals for the cost of one abandoned T-72 pic.twitter.com/CLLmfvWKLu

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BBCRosAtkins Rising Covid cases in the UK raise many questions about what ‘living with Covid’ means in reality. Here’s 5 mins on..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EH

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@CosmicRami HMAS Canberra. Take it for a spin but don’t break it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Canb…

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@mangetout May I suggest Catherine Ryan’s artwork “Cyber Pig”? pic.twitter.com/m5uwFHoy8t

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@VS_ You’ll have to narrow it down a bit. :)

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@VS_ If hackers can be in their parents’ basement then our bold Aussie cyber heroes can be in a shed. It’s balance!

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Amused that “one official who was not authorised to comment publicly” gets anonymity to parrot what it clearly the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…So

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“Almost $9 billion cybersecurity and intelligence package to be unveiled in federal budget,” apparently. abc.net.au/news/2022-03-2…

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NGruen1 How are you supposed to know that if you lay waste to generations of work building trading institutions that your t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZL

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Zelenskyy has his own White House phone. twitter.com/electrospaces/…

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@oberonsghost The magical thinking will be very strong this year.

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Not only is it Budget Night, Tuesday 29 March is also National Smoke and Mirrors Day. They write themselves, folks! daysoftheyear.com/days/smoke-and…

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I just found this tweet from last year and I reckon it’s still valid today. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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karaschlegl It does feel like we are quickly shifting into having only two seasons; “wet” or “on fire”.

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baxters RIP boiling water… you will be mist.

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“Vivaldi Spring but You Have Hay Fever” in 28 seconds. youtube.com/watch?v=UefVmq…

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oberonsghost This explains so many things. pic.twitter.com/l85C0BFiao

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philosofacespin for no particular reason pic.twitter.com/FK14B7tJB2

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@NewtonMark Lol no there isn’t much chance of that.

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@okayocelot Hmmm… Now that you mention it. How curious.

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So, um, RØDE has just released their NTH-100 over-ear headphones. RRP is AUD 249.00, I think, and the specs look ve..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vM

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Acyn Doocy: When you said that chemical weapon use by Russia would trigger a response in kind
Biden: It will trigger a s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XL

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Hello @dobes and please have some @davpope joy for the morning. pic.twitter.com/2hkxVn8Wyy

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BrentTerhune people breaking down the slap like, ‘back and to the left. back and to the left.’ pic.twitter.com/cARlY5qHgk

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LilNasX it literally does. you would not be laughing if will smith slapped peppa pig then chopped her into tiny bits, added..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2A

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Oh yeah. Further alleged plans may be found in the Weekly Wrap and this thread here what I have attached. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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“No, This School District Is Not Putting Litter Boxes In Bathrooms For Students Who Identify As Cats, The Superinte..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ej

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Tue plan: 0900 client meeting; a vast* amount of administrivia at a gentle pace; nap; 1930 AEDT Budget Night and al..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…WN

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lowcostcosplayy A L I E N pic.twitter.com/1O358zwztc

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You’ll be surprised to hear that in the Blue Mountains the Great Sog continues again today. There is considerable d..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2e

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Tuesday. Count your blessings, just in case one of them has been stolen. Count them again, just to be sure. Tuesday.

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