2017.03.28 Pique Mete
Go the Bangers. - Gob
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Makedonia still freaking out about peeps being peeps ... http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/macedonia-parliament-reconvenes-amid-crisis-03-27-2017
“Psychiatry is now part of a frequent procedure in criminal trials where there is no concrete evidence. [Rather than gather evidence] it is more economical in terms of effort and time to acquire a psychiatric evaluation,” he said. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/28/russian-authorities-imprisoning-crimean-tatars-in-psychiatric-hospitals
Meanwhile, Canada continues to rock https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/27/canada-legal-marijuana-july-2018
In Froggyland (second worst theme park, ranking just after Chickenland) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/27/jean-luc-melenchon-french-presidential-election-hard-left-candidate http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/24/vladimir-putin-wished-marine-le-pen-good-luck-surprise-kremlin
Ancient stink back on?
The Turkish nationalist opposition leader, Devlet Bahçeli, has gone even further, claiming that several Greek islands are under occupation and reacting furiously when Kammenos visited the far-flung isle of Oinousses. “Someone must explain to this spoiled brat not to try our patience,” he railed. “If they [the Greeks] want to fall into the sea again, if they want to be hunted down, they are welcome, the Turkish army is ready. Someone must explain to the Greek government what happened in 1922. If there is no one to explain it to them, we can come like a bullet across the Aegean and teach them history all over again.” ...
Hostility has been rising in both areas, with the Greek Cypriot president, Nicos Anastasiades, recently voicing fears of Turkey sparking a “hot incident” in the run-up to the referendum. “I fear the period from now until the referendum in Turkey, as well as the effort to create a climate of fanaticism within Turkish society,”
(actually, they’re not ready for very much, lately) http://www.nationalturk.com/en/top-military-leaders-resign-in-turkey-13199/
The Nation's Capital
The Brandis Show.
Erica et al threaten to cross the floor on extradition policy with China.
18C and all that: distraction or the flailing of a genuinely feckless mob of empty vessels?
Conroy wins in Privileges Committee http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-28/afp-ordered-to-return-stephen-conroy-seized-documents/8394590
Speaking of empty vessels ... http://www.geoconnexion.com/news/pressure-mounts-on-australian-government-to-launch-space-agency
City of Churches
WA Labor in da House (Upper) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-25/wa-labor-misses-out-on-working-majority-in-upper-house/8387038
Les fluides curious: Dairy lagoon effluent (and other CAFO lagoon effluents)
Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari break 28-race barren spell with the Aus GP
Lost the cricket, dammit.
Sydney FC win the premiers plate
Socceroos get a draw and a win