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.
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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
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/
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
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
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
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/
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
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 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