My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Bligh: Telecommunications has been an issue in Lockyer Valley – temporary mobile phone towers being erected. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh urges people to register online to volunteer assistance. URL? #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Want to reassure regional Qld – you will not be forgotten. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: As we weep for what we have lost… (voice breaks)… remember we are Queenslanders, the people they breed tough… #QldFloods #
  • RT @mikloise: 1800 994 100 thats the qld volunteering phone number volunteeringqld.org.au is down at the moment. #
  • Question to police about a "mass grave" under the Grantham bridge. Police do not confirm. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh pays tribute to hero tug driver who steered concrete obstacle away from river system. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: When the reality sinks in and you fly over rooftops… will take some days to realise what has happened to our city. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Our task now is of post-war proportions… significant issues of water and food supply… we have teams working on these. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Flood has made water dirty -need to conserve and reserve our water supply as much as possible -desalination plant working. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Best estimates 11,900 homes experienced flooding across entire property – 14,7000 partial inundation. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: 2500 businesses fully inundated, 2500 partially inundated. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Not possible to restore all cutoff roads in Brisbane or regional areas. Major arterial roads priorities. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: River walk concrete was 300 tonnes worth – tug steered it away from river system. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Task for Maj-Gen Mick Slater has increased exponentially – I wish I could clone him. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh – PM has said additional resources from ADF will be available – every govt in Aust has offered resources, expertise, engineers… #
  • Bligh: River peaked at 4.5-4.6 metres – consider if it had been another metre or higher – many spared. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: 70 towns/cities across Qld affected by this flood – either inundated to some extent or cut-off. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Rockhampton still cut by air. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Further difficult news to come: towns may have to build something different from what has been destroyed. #QldFloods #
  • "As we weep for what we have lost" – listen to Anna Bligh: http://auspol.info/g7whKB #QldFloods #
  • @Jason_Pollock @lauradawnmoveon @sspencer_63 Except it's not deleted. http://auspol.info/hSHzqD #
  • The audience for President Obama's speech in Tucson gives a standing ovation as he announces Giffords has opened her eyes for first time. #
  • Obama: It is important that we talk to each other in ways that heal, not ways that wound. #
  • Obama: We cannot let this occasion become another time when we turn on one another. "That we cannot do." #
  • RT @WestWingReport: President: "Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame…let's listen to each other more carefully." #Arizona #
  • RT @ABSStats: Australia's unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 5.0 per cent in December 2010 http://bit.ly/aKHPgU #AUStats #
  • President Obama speaking at a memorial service in Tucson, Arizona: http://twitpic.com/3pima9 #
  • Gillard tells story of a young boy called Noah who told her he rescued a caterpillar from the flood… #
  • Text of President Obama's speech in Tucson: http://auspol.info/fSM3ZD – read the tribute to 9-year-old Christina Green at the end. #
  • @sspencer_63 You seem to be spending a lot of time talking to people I filtered out of TweetDeck months ago! #
  • Abbott warns of the three institutions people and businesses will be dealing with: insurers, banks and government… #
  • Abbott says these institutions need to deal sympathetically with people and not engage in "legalisms". #
  • @angrygoat Abbott populism! #
  • @dfg77 No, just the back catalogue of Alan Jones. #
  • RT @abcnews: Death of man in Myall Creek near Dalby in south-east Queensland takes official toll to 15. #qldfloods #
  • Channel 9 helicopter tour of Brisbane is worth watching. #
  • RT @TIME Joe Klein on the President's Speech | http://su.pr/33AygJ (via @mfullilove) #
  • President Obama's speech in Tucson – complete video: http://youtu.be/ztbJmXQDIGA – this is worth watching in full. #
  • Abbott: Wivenhoe Dam a tribute to the "foresight of a previous government." #PMAgenda #
  • @WilliamBowe Got it in one… #
  • Anna Bligh press conference underway… we are still on a very high alert in regional Qld. 8.5 metres in Goondiwindi. #QldFloods #
  • Goondiwindi – do I have the spelling right? #
  • Bligh: Reservoirs in the Lockyer Valley are running extremely low. 5 ADF water trucks are on their way – 13 in total to top up reservoirs. #
  • Bligh: 125,000 cut off from electricity at highest point, now 103,000 and down to 30,000 by tomorrow night. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Most suburbs will be reconnected by tomorrow night unless the inundation is extreme. #QldFloods #
  • Police: no more deceased people found under Grantham bridge. All cars cleared. #QldFloods #
  • Police: A systematic search needs to take place in Lockyer Valley. Grantham bridge was priority. #QldFloods #
  • @WilliamBowe According to this site, they did! http://auspol.info/fCtrFz #
  • @Pollytics Griffith was Premier at the time of the Feb 1893 flood but McIlwraith was Premier from March-Oct, then Nelson from 1893-8… #
  • @Pollytics So it was probably a bipartisan effort… #
  • @Pollytics Have you seen "The Engine Room of Govt – the Qld Premier's Department" http://auspol.info/gt0tuI – might shed some light. #
  • @Pollytics It's remaindered at my local Dirt Cheap Books but I've never felt an overwhelming need to acquire it until now… #
  • Kevin Rudd to local resident who refused to leave and wasn't flooded out: "Don't tell me 'I told you so.'" #QldFloods #
  • My living room in flood: http://twitpic.com/3plh3s http://twitpic.com/3plhdr – anyone know a good roofer who can locate the problem? #
  • And they think they've got it tough in Brisbane… #
  • @GrogsGamut But then I'll have a noise problem as well… #
  • @MrSportAus If the insurers don't fix this second time around problem, it won't be water flowing down my street… #
  • @GrogsGamut I thought Kevin Rudd could help out. #
  • @jackwithaj It's a conspiracy against the better parts of Melbourne. #
  • @lapuntadelfin That's probably what it is but they supposedly fixed it last time. It's at intersection of old sloping roof & newer flat roof #
  • I nearly forgot about Ashes to Ashes… #
  • @thomwoodroofe I'm not sure I ever saw that. No sign of it on YouTube. A proper documentary, not a dramatised version? #
  • @stemcd Recording for bedtime viewing… #
  • @sspencer_63 Got it just in time, thanks all the same. #
  • 1/2 SMS from a male friend: "Everyone seems to praise Bligh! I must be living in a separate universe! Did you see she broke down! #
  • 2/2 A man would not have! (unless he is the Speaker of the US House of Reps). #
  • 1/2 My response: "They only showed the 2 seconds of emotion – she did not break down at all. The press conference was another impressive… #
  • 2/2 …performance. You sexist pig! #
  • Now dealing with assorted "how dare you" messages. He's so Greek. #
  • @bogurk You don't know the half of it! #
  • @MarkCroxford That is so – it stopped about an hour ago but tomorrow morning is the immediate concern. #
  • @MarkCroxford It's not really that bad – we drained the water. As long as it doesn't rain too much in next 24 hours… #
  • @MarkCroxford Of course, this kind of thing only started happening when Baillieu took over… #
  • @buckleup You can see the bloke here from last night's segment on ABC: http://youtu.be/uqTnJK3uEi8 #
  • @thomwoodroofe Wasn't that more recent than 2003? Wasn't it shown on ABC or Foxtel? #
  • @auslatteparty All the time! #
  • As We Mourn: http://auspol.info/fstay7 – "It was one of his most powerful and uplifting speeches," says the NYT of Obama in Tucson. #
  • Gail Collins ponders whether Congress could rise to the occasion and take on a hyperpowerful lobbying group: http://auspol.info/hOWB9r #
  • And why not regulate guns as much as cars and children's toys, asks Nicholas Kristof: http://auspol.info/eq3FDP #
  • @queen_harpy Thanks – just indulging myself! #
  • How do Optus Mobile distinguish "Data Charges" from "Social Internet" usage, I wonder? Twitter? #
  • @giddeygirl It's clear! #
  • @BiteTheDust Rained from around midday to about 9pm. Clear now but overcast. I'm told Mildura had about 85mm so far this week. #
  • @2FBS Well, they're charging me – at least including it in my cap. No complaints though – I never reach the maximum. #
  • @WebManagementIT I meant in terms of charging. Appears they distinguish it for my capped plan but still include it in total usage. #
  • @BiteTheDust Natimuk was flooded yesterday. Friend in Creswick has had nearly 100mm this week, Ballarat even more. #
  • @johncarneyau @kcarruthers They're not excluding it from my metering, although it's only a few dollars. Obviously not tweeting enough… #
  • @BiteTheDust My Aged P expects Wentworth and Curlwaa to flood in due course. I hope so – there's nothing new to say about the 1956 flood! #
  • Ok, thanks for the billing advice – my plan is all-in. And now I'm getting tweets from spammers. Back to politics only! #
  • It's not on the Queensland scale by any means but Victoria is flooding in a lot of places: http://auspol.info/eGycpz #
  • I just glanced at TweetDeck as someone favourited a tweet of mine from Oakeshott's famous 17 minutes. That's 4 months ago. Catching up? #
  • @BiteTheDust Actually, now that I look at it – http://auspol.info/hNHo2y – it's not a bad tweet! #
  • @LesleyCRobinson Curiosity insists I ask you why you're favouriting a tweet of mine from 4 months ago? The Oakeshott one. Just interested. #
  • @BiteTheDust I have asked the reason. #
  • @BiteTheDust To say nothing of making us both look like idiots… #
  • Today's Australian has a series of articles demanding a judicial inquiry into the Qld floods, more dams and better infrastructure planning. #
  • And Nicholson contributes to the growing argument that Gillard has had a bad flood: http://auspol.info/gSPfsT #
  • The Australian's editorial argues that the flood disaster gives Gillard a tabula rasa to rectify past mistakes – eg. "reviewing" the NBN. #
  • @iBleeter To be fair, I think Nicholson is drawing on the footage of Rudd helping constituents. See: http://youtu.be/uqTnJK3uEi8 #
  • Humidity. #
  • @NeilMcMahon Yes, we haven't had it like this for a very long time. I just put the air-conditioning on. The rain's nearly here. #
  • A friend in Creswick, near Ballarat, threatened with flooding, tells me 2 inches of rain fallen since 11pm last night. #vicfloods #
  • BigPond cable is out in my part of Melbourne but Foxtel still on. #

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