My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Some good links in the first Crikey email of the year, including this BBC clip on why Queensland is flooded: http://auspol.info/h0DJfO #
  • Contrast that with this segment from Sunrise: http://auspol.info/f1yyTr and Graham Readfearn's analysis: http://auspol.info/i9rnnW #
  • @prestontowers It's the magic of breakfast television. #
  • RT @crikey_news: And a late freebie today: First Dog on the Moon on the Arizona shootings and Sarah Palin: http://bit.ly/idgjr2 #
  • Jail Mail: http://auspol.info/dXK61M – the handwritten letter thrives in prison. #
  • Remarkable footage of flash flooding in Toowoomba on ABC News & 7.30 Report. ABC coverage of floods has been excellent. Not so, the rest. #
  • @jase_72 It shouldn't need to be said but compared to the tripe served up by the commercials… #
  • @rod_benson The commercials flooded me with more errant footballers and their groupies tonight. I'll forgive the odd overblown image. #
  • The SMH wants $4.50/week for an iPad subscription, now that my 7-day trial is over. I'll stick to PressDisplay.com, thanks. #
  • And still no word from The Age on its pricing. http://auspol.info/f9IgBe – at least their free trial is a month. If it's $4-50, it'll be no. #
  • @BiteTheDust It's one of the best kept secrets online – I've had a $10/month subscription for years – 30 papers/month, my choice. #
  • @BiteTheDust And they have an iPad app as well, so you miss nothing going with them. #
  • @BiteTheDust For the price of Age/SMH monthly subscription, PressDisplay give you unlimited papers worldwide. No comparison. #
  • @rogthewolfhound Why underwhelmed? #
  • @BiteTheDust Don't forget the Tatura Guardian… #
  • @BiteTheDust But not the Sunraysia Daily! #
  • @rogthewolfhound Can imagine poor vision creates difficulties. I don't mind magnification options & text versions. PressDisplay do audio. #
  • @rogthewolfhound Longer term the real issue is their lack of imagination in just providing a hard copy replica. They still don't get it. #
  • @mygreenpatch I tried the The Aust's trial and didn't subscribe. Does it provide more content now? #
  • @rogthewolfhound Installing it now… #
  • @rogthewolfhound That's very impressive – and free. Do you know if that's the whole paper in there? #
  • @HoskenS It works well enough and has some nice features but it's still just a replica of the hard copy. That has to change sometime. #
  • @HoskenS I just looked at the New Zealand Herald app, courtesy @rogthewolfhound – has better use of images, audio, video. #
  • @mygreenpatch $9.95US/month for 30 papers of your choice from the entire international selection. $29.95/month for unlimited. Hard to beat. #
  • @HoskenS It's about perceived value. I will happily pay the New York Times for access to their website but the local papers need to do more. #
  • He's always searching for that "illusive story", the profile says… #
  • @Tzarimas Just some freelancejoe… #
  • @ben_hr But there's so much to be ileet about… #
  • @wallacesutty I've been using it for about 5 years – it's a little known gem. #
  • @wallacesutty Don't forget you can read the front page of any of its papers for free! #
  • The new power of the press: http://auspol.info/e2s8oF – John Lloyd (via @StephenMinas) #
  • Qld Premier Anna Bligh is about to hold a press conference on the floods. Watch online here: http://auspol.info/hwYTdq #
  • Bligh: Flood crisis has deepened in recent hours… water has been peaking higher than previously predicted… #
  • Bligh: Condamine now on serious watch… at about 9 metres, could get to 14-15 by end of week, triggering evacuation. #
  • Bligh: Toowoomba is the worst situation we have been managing today… Mother Nature has unleashed something shocking today… #
  • Bligh: 4 deaths confirmed, 30 people isolated in Grantham, grave fears for safety… #
  • Bligh: 6 people missing around Withcott (sp?) area… #
  • Bligh: Heavy fog has grounded helicopters… #
  • BLigh: Large number of people stranded on rooftops… #
  • Bligh: 43 rooftop rescues by helicopter in last few hours… #
  • Bligh: Significant supply issues into western and central Queensland now that Bruce Hwy cut… #
  • Bligh: This is a grim and very desperate situation… many people facing a terrifying night… #
  • POlice describe today's events as an "instant inland tsunami"… #
  • Grantham – 30 people at primary school, others at a private residence… Police have grave concerns… #
  • Bligh: This is a complete freak of nature… a deluge that came out of nowhere… #
  • Bligh: This is without doubt out darkest hour of the past fortnight… #
  • Police say they are attempting to get into every vehicle swept away in Toowoomba today… #
  • Police say modelling is due in 3-4 hours about the effect of the water as it approaches Brisbane… #
  • Bligh: Significant new rainfalls coming… rescues hampered by heavy rainfaill in Dalby, Condamine and elsewhere… #
  • Bligh: Further resources would not help – the weather is what is hampering rescue operations… #
  • Bligh: confirming figures: 30 people isolated in Grantham, 6 missing – 4 dead today. #
  • The 6 missing are the 6 missing definitively missing, 5 at Grantham, 1 at Chilcott but Police say this is a bare minimum. #
  • Map showing location of Grantham: http://auspol.info/i4lWsB #
  • Wikipedia places Grantham in the Lockyer Valley, 100km west of Brisbane. Population in 2001 was 347: http://auspol.info/fBgfiz #
  • Anna Bligh at the press conference a few minutes ago. http://twitpic.com/3oruw2 #
  • You can listen to Anna Bligh's press conference here: http://auspol.info/a5PelL – a rare look at a Premier under maximum pressure. #
  • @CaroletheStrong No worries. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Fires, floods, bridge collapses, train crashes, toxic leaks… no mention of them in Section 51. #
  • @lindykt I post quite a few but only the ones I happen to be around for – see here: http://auspol.info/f87RQu #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I'm not, I'm agreeing with you – state Premiers deal directly with natural disasters. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I meant that the recording of Bligh is a rare instance of seeing a Premier at the centre of a crisis. She handled it superbly #
  • @smurray38 I've never forgotten the front page of the Melb Sun with an Oakes story in Dec 1974 headed: "Whitlam Jets In" – devastating. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin You bring the meth? Your drinking problem is worse than I thought. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I can't even be bothered finding out what crystal meth is! Methylated spirits was the drink of choice of drunks in my day. #
  • RT @Schnicka: There are some heartbreaking images being uploaded from #qldfloods #thebigwet http://auspol.info/gwVQtK #
  • @NeilMcMahon "Instant inland tsunami" – I'm pretty sure that was it… #
  • @NeilMcMahon "Inland instant tsunami – with a massive wall of water that has gone straight down through the Lockyer Valley." – exact quote. #

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