My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Lunchtime, the Crikey email arrives, and I jump straight to Latham's Henderson Watch. This new feature is a winner. #
  • Yes, vaccinations are a CIA plot: http://auspol.info/nr3nE3 -when politics and health goals collide (The Economist) #
  • Interesting debate on The Economist: is the internet making journalism better or worse? http://auspol.info/nJG9gf – Rosen vs Carr #
  • Republicans Gather (Virtually) for Twitter Debate: http://auspol.info/oZnMSS – still very niche, judging by the numbers. #
  • @DanielleCronin They're watching you… #
  • I take it I haven't missed Atlantis? #
  • @Pollytics @FitToPrint @Zegcartoonist @Cwood_No_1_Fan @MattCowgill @hyperdermik Excellent. #
  • I've been invited to participate in the 'Living in Australia' study. http://auspol.info/oS7fyO – apparently without me it won't be complete. #
  • @MattCowgill All I need is a copy of the questions so I can prepare… #
  • Another reference to the "British Watergate"… http://auspol.info/qXsSmZ #
  • 2 minutes 38 seconds… #
  • Atlantis has landed. #STS135 #
  • NASA announcer: "Atlantis is home, its journey complete. A moment in history to be savoured." #STS135 #
  • @deniswright You do realise it's all mocked up in a shed in Arizona, don't you? #
  • A permanent marker on runway to mark the spot – RT @nytimes: The Shuttle Ends Its Final Voyage and an Era in Space http://auspol.info/nDKRHG #
  • The final space shuttle journey of Atlantis #STS135 lasted 12 days, 18 hours, 27 minutes, 56 seconds. Landed 4.57am Central time. #
  • They also provide nose-down and wheel-stop times… love the figures! #
  • What a contrast is this speech from Turnbull. "Long term existential threats" from pollution and climate change. #
  • Turnbull says he won't talk about the carbon tax but he does want to talk about science … it's not a matter of belief or ideology… #
  • Turnbull: It's a question of risk management… Thatcher's views as relevant now as in 1980s… 'no regrets policies' … #
  • Turnbull: If Thatcher took climate change action seriously…it can hardly be the mark of incipient Bolshevism… #
  • Turnbull: The rejection of the consensus scientific position is not Liberal Party policy… #
  • RT @Ryanmlc: Malcolm Turnbull giving the inaugural Virginia Chadwick memorial lecture picture http://yfrog.com/ke5xjzxj #
  • Turnbull: There has been an effective campaign against the science by some, esp those with financial interests… #
  • Turnbull talks about the unreliable material available online – tells story of man who claimed CSIRO was wrong, used LaRouche paper as proof #
  • Turnbull describes a man who waved a noose in front of a visiting scientist… #
  • Turnbull: This is like ignoring advice from your doctor… we have to get real about supporting and responsibly accepting the science… #
  • Turnbull: The consequences of this war on science will be on future generations and on the poorest and least responsible for the crisis. #
  • Turnbull reassures Liberal supporters that taking a stand on climate science does not put them at odds with the party… #
  • Turnbull: In the US it is no longer acceptable for a Republican candidate to support climate change science… #
  • Turnbull quotes a scientist who fears the world will take no action this century and the planet becomes uninhabitable. MT felt a chill… #
  • Turnbull implores people not to believe Monckton or "some website" and reject the science… #
  • Turnbull: We must not permit opposition to a particular policy to reduce our commitment to emission reductions… #
  • Turnbull talks of embarrassment of confronting Chinese/Indians when our per capita emissions are many times higher than theirs… #
  • Turnbull talks of encouraging investment in clean coal – says neither Gillard (a woman fond of a hard hat) or mining industry is interested #
  • Turnbull: Most dispiriting part of Garnaut's updates is the end of carbon storage and capture programs… #
  • Turnbull: "The reef is finished" if this most important area of research is neglected… #
  • Turnbull: How should Austs interpret the thermal coal industry and Gillard govt's disinterest in this issue? #
  • Turnbull: We must act responsibly as custodians of this planet for our children and respect the science… #
  • Turnbull warns of the work of Virginia Chadwick being undone by neglect… #
  • Turnbull's speech has concluded. #
  • The audio of Malcolm Turnbull's climate science speech is available here: http://auspol.info/qoU9kc #auspol #carbontax #
  • RT @Pollytics: It says a lot about the state of Labor that it's up to @TurnbullMalcolm to try & right the ship of rational Australia on this #
  • @Pollytics It's a class illustration of why Gillard is a total dud. #
  • @Pollytics Make that classic…! #
  • @justjjoke I meant to type classic but maybe class is what I also meant! #
  • @Pollytics Yes, a typo that improved the original. #
  • @dan_gerritsen He understands it and believes it. #
  • @JohnPsaltis He's covered his backside by distinguishing the policy from the science and by having a go at Gillard. #
  • @dan_gerritsen Yes. #
  • @Wendycarlisle The server may be a bit overloaded at the minute by the traffic surge. It's working okay in my browser. #
  • @liamvhogan It's his position betwixt Gillard and Abbott that makes it interesting to people who care about the issue. #
  • So good to see News Limited covering events in Bangladesh… RT @newscomau: Man has brick tied to penis as punishment http://bit.ly/mTnnnV #
  • @katedoak It was all on science and climate change. Nothing whatsoever on his shadow portfolio! #
  • The #tdf does look good in high definition. #
  • @SubwayGeoff I see… #
  • Malaysia refugee swap deal to be signed on Monday: http://auspol.info/qOOC7y – but PNG still needed for recent arrivals. #auspol #
  • Turnbull defends scientists: http://auspol.info/qLBCcr #auspol #

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