My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Listening to @Colvinius interview with David E Hoffman, author of 'The Dead Hand', discussing Cold War nuclear options. "Perimeter" – eerie. #
  • Calculated Treachery – http://bit.ly/5yZDAb – Mark Westfield, former media adviser to Malcolm Turnbull, on the recent fracas. #
  • Tony Abbott's speech this morning to the Millennium Forum: http://bit.ly/8ZJWem #
  • NSW Labor MLC Penny Sharpe opposes the Internet filter: http://bit.ly/5yOl4L #
  • Most embarrassing headline of the day: "Australia plans Chinese-style internet filtering" – http://bit.ly/7S8HuQ – London Daily Telegraph #
  • …but will it keep the rabbits out? http://bit.ly/7S8HuQ #
  • And also on A-PAC at 10.25pm: http://bit.ly/6ZwU5O … RT @theburgerman: Listen to Tony Abbott's audio here: http://bit.ly/4Jil7V #
  • Anyone know why my IQ2 freezes briefly and pixellates when replaying recordings of free-to-air stations? Usually happens about 30 seconds in #
  • Problem NEVER happens with Foxtel's own stations. Something to do with relaying FTA channels? #
  • @smurray38 My conspiracy theory is that Foxtel don't want me watching/recording FTA through their unit. in reply to smurray38 #
  • International Monetary Fund official on ABC News arguing carbon pricing is necessary and scoffing at Abbott. "No-one likes taxes, but…" #
  • Thomas Friedman says "a corrosive mind-set has taken hold since 9/11" in which Muslims are "infantilised". http://bit.ly/6zlcUX #
  • Alan Kohler has a very impressive GDP graph on the ABC news: Australia's growth rate well out in front, Japan in last place. #
  • Treasurer Wayne Swan's statement on today's 0.2% September quarter growth rate: http://bit.ly/7amOkE #
  • Whilst the 7.30 Report does a story on pilot fatigue… RT @SkyNewsAust: Virgin passengers remain stranded http://ow.ly/16a8Zw #
  • Swan: "Without stimulus, this country would have been in recession this quarter." #7.30Report #
  • Swan: Our stimulus spending is being gradually withdrawn…similarly we can't have interest rates at historic lows. #7.30Report #
  • Swan is giving one of the most lucid and confident performances I can remember on #730Report #
  • @NickHodge I know what you mean but Swan has always been very strong on policy. His presentation is catching up as he's grown in the job. in reply to NickHodge #
  • @smurray38 Don't forget Dateline… in reply to smurray38 #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: Our $1.8b desalination plant, which will start producing water at end of next year, will be 100% powered by renewables. #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: SA govt [will] buy 50% of our own power needs from renewables by 2014 to power schools, hospitals, govt buildings etc. #
  • @smurray38 For some reason you made me remember Federal File (aka Fascist File) with Alan Reid and Michael Schildberger. Happy times… in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 He was quite good on TV – had a touch of the whispering 'keep-it-to-yourself' style about him. Saw himself as a participant. in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 I used to watch him every Sunday night during the Whitlam years by which time he had given up any pretence of balance! in reply to smurray38 #
  • Just read this lightly-disguised soft porn and now support the Internet filter: http://bit.ly/4tQ6fG #
  • Ditto- the Economic Stimulus package has cooled me too… RT @annetreasure: Just went outside & realised how very well insulation works. #
  • @smurray38 Thanks, I hadn't seen that – excellent piece. Reid's introduction to the 1980s reprint of Denning's Caucus Crisis is also useful. in reply to smurray38 #
  • Catholic social justice? … RT @TrevorCook: SkyNews: "Tony Abbott has accused the government of planning to redistribute money to the poor" #
  • RT @smurray38: Ben Bernanke, Chair of the Federal Reserve, is Time's Person of the Year for 2009 http://bit.ly/7daEOt #
  • Ben Bernanke: "A bald man with a gray beard and tired eyes…the most powerful nerd on the planet" – http://bit.ly/8dYGlf #
  • "The Twitter Guys" make the list of "People Who Mattered" – http://bit.ly/6xohNR #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: John Alexander wins preselection 67-37 over Mark Chan in Bennelong. #
  • And a mixed bag of the dearly departed in 2009 – http://bit.ly/8vS7vn – from TIME's Person of the Year #
  • RT @koopersmith: Bernanke – The Pinnochio of Wall Street #

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