2014.12.02 Good Week, Tosspot?

It's like if you've got a fire, the moment the fire brigade turns up, the situation starts to come under control.

Show Notes


Trading Leather http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trading_Leather

Go Seigen (Wu Qingyuan) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Seigen

Aaron Shirley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Shirley

RadioShack - not dead yet http://www.sbnation.com/2014/11/26/7281129/radioshack-eulogy-stories

Baby X in Maroubra

Mark Webber - very nearly

Clive James - embarrassingly, not yet

Slavery - just kidding Today is the Intl Day for the Abolition of Slavery. That's not going so well ...

Phil Hughes - more next week


MH370 "Want to go somewhere but don't know where?" http://www.smh.com.au/world/malaysia-airlines-slammed-over-tweet-20141129-11ww1m.html


PMs of Oz.

Number 7: Joseph Cook Opposed drinking, smoking, gambling and other frivolous pastimes. 1913 election speech (white, free and fair Australia): http://electionspeeches.moadoph.gov.au/speeches/1913-joseph-cook

Crime and Punishment

Chapter 7 - The deed is done.

The Game and Coal

David Pocock http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/wallabies-david-pocock-warned-by-aru-after-arrest-20141201-11xt8j.html

Vic election, Nats decline continues, PUP vote halves, Green vote stays solid above 10% but this time they get a lower house seat. Anyone denying a link to the Feds is deluding themselves, first term governments don't lose, L/NP didn't have a huge majority but it should have been enough.

Lima "But apart from the Middle East, where the oil industry is state owned and indisputably in the national interest, only one other country is seen to act as a spokesman for the fossil fuel industry. That country is Australia, and Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the G20 meeting that he would "stand up for coal". But if no one else is, what's the point?" http://www.crikey.com.au/2014/12/02/fossil-fuels-trillion-dollar-incentive-to-rain-on-lima-climate-conference-parade/

UK Chief Scientific Adviser "Fracking carries potential risks on a par with those from thalidomide, tobacco and asbestos, warns a report produced by the government's chief scientific adviser." http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/28/fracking-risk-compared-to-thalidomide-and-asbestos-in-walport-report

Texas city (Denton) bans fracking https://www.texastribune.org/2014/12/01/defending-ban-denton-calls-fracking-nuisance/

Texas Tribune http://www.crikey.com.au/2014/12/02/the-remarkable-surprising-success-of-the-texas-tribune/


8 months out from the next state election and polling suggests the ALP would win one held today. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-02/annastacia-palaszczuk-announces-labor-election-plans/5934542

Proposition 47 http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/28/proposition-47-california-drug-crime

Fine GC tradition of running a scam ... http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/business/many-high-profile-gold-coasters-claim-they-have-been-stung-by-gold-coast-company-contrabart/story-fnjc2dm2-1227140521355

Bikie laws http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/lone-wolf-bikie-faces-40000-plus-fine-after-being-arrested-for-wearing-bikie-paraphernalia-in-a-tugun-pub/story-fnje8bkv-1227140372483?sv=eb20e8eaa4afd12f78339e360abc091e

The Feds

Tony starts to do what Lambie wants. Oh dear. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbott-in-partial-backdown-over-defence-pay-stoush-20141201-11xgwa.html

Scott Morrison hands over 37 Sri Lankans http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/nov/29/scott-morrison-confirms-37-sri-lankan-asylum-seekers-were-handed-back



The budget is under control because Tony won the election ... "It's like if you've got a fire, the moment the fire brigade turns up, the situation starts to come under control." - Tony Abbott

Karl Stefanovic http://junkee.com/karl-stefanovic-ripped-tony-abbott-to-bits-on-the-today-show-this-morning/46387

Lambie on Higher Education "I ask that, before he votes, Ricky consider the tens of thousands of children who come from working class backgrounds who will never be given the opportunity to better themselves and improve their lot in life through a university education -- because the Liberals' costs will scare them and stop them from even dreaming of a university degree. This legislation is deliberately designed to keep working class people in their place by Liberals who think they are born to rule and lord over normal Australians."

San Thang, CSIRO Nobel Prize contender http://m.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/nobel-prize-contender-san-thang-cut-from-csiro-20141201-11xvaf.html

Royal Australian Navy personnel speak http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-02/navy-personnel-open-up-about-border-protection/5933260

Google needs to pay tax.

"We're Better Than This" http://wbttaus.org/

Ebola and outsourcing http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/11/serco-is-failing-but-is-maintained-afloat-thanks-to-australias-refugee-policy

General Interest

There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them. - George Orwell

For the Notes Only, Some Extra Treats

Generation X http://gizmodo.com/5851062/generation-x-is-sick-of-your-bullshit

Some great new Chernobyl footage http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/29/chernobyl-desolation-camera-drone

Alexei Sayle's Marxist denunciation of Strictly Come Dancing http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/nov/29/alexei-sayle-marxist-demolition-of-strictly-come-dancing

Athens 1944: Britain's dirty secret http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/30/athens-1944-britains-dirty-secret

Tony on gender neutral toys http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/02/no-gender-december-abbott-criticises-bid-to-end-gender-stereotypes-in-toys

Tony Abbott's visit to NT changed nothing, says community leader http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/dec/01/tony-abbotts-visit-to-nt-changed-nothing-says-indigenous-leader


Surfing Stephanie Gilmore


Football Asian Football Confederation Awards


F1 Susie Wolff http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2014/11/16703.html

Parliament and Bongs Bronwyn 'the Beehive' Bishop


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