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September 2020

This slanging match is really unwatchable. A shame considering the wealth of difficult problems, choices, opportuni..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oY

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“The failures of the state’s quarantine is a perversion of our system of responsible government”. It is Ministers,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hO

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Yes, a lot of the pub crowd are the same people every week. So cut the exposure numbers by 50% or 75% or 99% you st..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rD

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Vic Premier Andrews plans to make masks mandatory sine die. How did “no masks” and “open pubs” impact COVID deaths..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…id

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newbury3186 And you know what Victorians know, after this inquiry has concluded? It’s a circus. And the ringleading clown was t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VE

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“We shouldn’t let the theatre deceive us… at least for the more contentious calls related to lockdown, health and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tL

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Aside: when I worked in Washington in the early-mid 80s, I found the best (and, to be honest, least guarded) analys..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ht

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“You’re Hired”-Casey Mulligan: John Cocharane’s review. Fascinating: sympathy for the devil fm inside CEA. Foreigne..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ap

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Cardinal Pell to return to Rome this week:“‘I hope the cleaning of the stables continues in both the Vatican and Vi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zh

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peter_tulip The short-run multiplier is a bad criterion for evaluating policy. Wasteful programs often have high multipliers…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uo

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“LBRY is a new protocol that allows anyone to build apps that interact with digital content on the LBRY network”. A… https://t.co/DaSyu8sBl7

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SamKSS What a circus.
An inquiry that can’t find a decision maker.
Did anyone think to check who executed the service agre..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Wm

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“Adding insult to grotesque injury, the most senior witnesses to the inquiry this week have been a pantomime of amn..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…W1

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TimSmithMP The people entrusted to navigate Victoria through this pandemic steered it onto the rocks of the second wave — and.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nJL

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1. Hooray for capitalism! 2. Can courts compel the Exec. to do what Congress won’t about the abuse of its constitu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9c

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Considering the Andrews govt. administrative stuff-ups, there’s no need for conspiracy theories. Read the full..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Mv

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bach_mp I’ve been both a Ministerial Adviser and an official within the Department of Human Services.

So, when Jenny Mika..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Nx

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“It seems to me that we instead have a strong world culture of regulators, driven by a stronger world culture of el..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Tt

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Wow! OK GenX! At first glance the ‘stagnation’ hypothesis seems a goner (but ‘complacency’ prob. still good. Where..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…z3

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No2. national media group wants @googledownunder + FB to foo their bills or they’ll take their bat and… More BS r..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IZ

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On JPN: authors suggest that algorithmic “difficulties” dealing with the language may account for it’s odd clustering in this graph.

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Yes there really *is* a west/rest distinction. Cultural propinquities dendrogram mapping a huge FaceBook data trove..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0G

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patrickdurkin Here is the letter from the retired judges and leading QCs which calls Andrews’ proposed new powers “unprecedented,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…s3

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Adam_Creighton We shutdown for a virus unlikely to kill us theaustralian.com.au/commentary/we-… pic.twitter.com/T75BGaU8z8

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AnaSwanson So, plot twist! It appears that ByteDance retains majority stake in the new company, despite the president’s claims..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…55

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evmulholland This bill is abhorrent, it does not belong in a liberal democracy like Australia and must be voted down in the uppe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4x

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RT @CairnsGroupWTO: 25yrs without reform of all pillars of the AoA. A stale birthday cake… (Article 20 would be sad)
@WTO Members must re…

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Annals of justice. The infamous hoverboarding dentist of Anchorage, Alaska commits unlawful dental acts. Escapes th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0C

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“Tesla won the self-driving car war, they just aren’t telling us” (‘Robert X Cringely’ aka Mark Stephens) cringely.com/2020/09/17/tes…

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RT @insteconomics: China’s AD/CVD investigation into Australian wine imports reflects what they have learned from the anti-dumping methodol…

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latrobenews The Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill is now before Parliament. Extending powers to detain people who pose a risk o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uK

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SincDavidson Detention without trial. twitter.com/GideonCRozner/…

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Magnificent from @HenryErgas. A sophoclean framework for VIC & QLD’s brutalities & agonies. The projection of winne..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1E

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ABCMediaComms The ABC’s independent editorial complaints investigation unit has found describing Victoria’s hotel quarantine fail..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Wm

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SincDavidson Australia’s Violent Enforcement of Lockdowns Sparks Memories of the Eureka Rebellion | Mark Hornshaw, Zachary Gorm..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YL

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One person on infection control as of 27/03! On 30/03 Vic had 821 cases and increase of 56 on the preceding day! (..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…FY

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To June 2020, median peak ICU occupancy 14% (data fm 90% of AU ICUs), most international travellers. Mortality 15%..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sz

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“When, D Andrews, will you finally cease abusing our patience? For how long will you mock us with that madness of y..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…n7

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apatrickafr “The government was given the model it asked for.” Latest from me on afr.com/policy/health-…

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@snlester @inumanak @scottlincicome @YohaiBaisburd You could call for a WHO investigation except, well… you know…

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michaelobrienmp It takes courage to stand up to an overbearing Labor Govt.

Michelle Loielo is courageous.

She + her pro bono lega..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…UN

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WTO could limp along without the USA. But I suspect that Americans really wouldn’t like the consequences of withdra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qd

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“The challenged measures are prima facie inconsistent with Articles I:1, II:1(a) and II:1(b) of the GATT 1994” You..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ez

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_davidlimbrick The evidence says that it’s possible for Victorians to exercise their right of peaceful assembly without transmitti..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pM

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acri_uts Of Li Jianjun, one of two CN academics who recently had their AU visas revoked, UTS:ACRI Advisory Board member and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Nt

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FB’s social value 2019 ~$21bn in US alone: “If the value to [US] consumers of Facebook use was included in gross do..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eJ

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Andrews added “… because protesting [his restrictions] is not only selfish but it’s stupid!” This sounds like meg..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…JJ

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@snlester I count on you as a moderate anarchist not to govern anyone.

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eamonnbutler So now it’s suggested that mask wearing might help you build immunity by reducing the viral load(s) you experience…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…L6

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Highly recommended: (lockdownsceptics.org/radical-uncert…) Innumeracy in health authorities (& well-known errors in early COVID-..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…E8

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“COVID-19 RT-PCR test results have a consistent positive rate of ≤ 2% which also appears to be the likely false pos..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nO

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snlester Oh, and by the way: “The prices are high because of, you guessed it, regulation! This regulation takes the form of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ds

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j_laurenceson Today’s @australian covers new @acri_uts @UTSEngage research into Chinese economic coercion directed at Australia:..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iU

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@acri_uts @j_laurenceson @michael_m_zhou Not only no evidence, there’s little NEED to look for govt. ‘coercion’ in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VO

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pwafork So just some Victorian police kicking a man when he’s down. Wonder when the Tali-Dan left will get sick of this? pic.twitter.com/HfTuJ8nCXZ

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Dr Rachel Ramoni runs what must be one of the greatest and best funded clinical trial resources in the world: the U..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bo

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SydneyLWatson Australians are an unarmed population. They are not rioting. Not looting. They pose zero threat to law enforcement…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ky

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QuentinDempster ⁦Why was the raid on NSW ALP MP Moselmanne so public (media tipped off) and raids on Chinese journalists here were..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gk

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JDMayger It’s improper for an Australian minister to tell journalists what they should and shouldn’t be writing. twitter.com/next_china/sta…

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RT @Quartermain10: Wow!
Queen Vic Sunday market.
Melbourne in 2020.

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Excellent review article. Recommended reading. twitter.com/KennedyCSIS/st…

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“Not that the Chinese have banned us. It was the Australian government who told us to leave or, in my case, not ret..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qe

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@TimWilsonMP @FinancialReview This is silly talk. We are NOT engaged in ‘fight against totalitarianism’. It’s nothi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ok

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RT @IanHanke: Being arrested for not carrying ID.

Shocking, but unsurprising.

I never carry ID. https://t.co/t511bsVbjW

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Adam_Creighton “The survival rate is above 99 per cent. People aged under 60 are far more likely to die in a road accident, but we..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…59

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Will Andrews bend to the torrent of criticism (industrial leaders, ‘mums and dads’, Federal govt. Ministers, both n..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Oj

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“…the models do not support the extreme lockdowns imposed and have been over-relied on by the government to make..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VJ

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Arbitrary protection & industrial socialism (‘industry policy’, more Kodak, more Whirlpool) is a now a bipartisan i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…j7

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Why am I not surprised? “Trump threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the World Trade Organization during a contentio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CL

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“No one could claim that Victoria’s woes are the consequence of acts of God; rather, their severity is the conseque..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3p

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“The incremental gains from attempting to drive the virus’s incidence to zero fall steeply while the economic and s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qx

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j_laurenceson Hamish McDonald’s latest reflections on Australia-China issues covered in Australian media on @johnmenadue’s Pearls..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Dl

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SincDavidson As the Australian response to Google and Facebook shows, a combination of confused regulators and aggrieved, politi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wp

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j_laurenceson Chen Hong reflects on the experience of having his Australian visa revoked, quoting A.A.Phillips on the way through. enapp.globaltimes.cn/#/article/1200…

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“Locking out Professor Li… appears to indicate that Canberra has chosen, hopefully only temporarily, to close one..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…G1

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SkyNewsAust Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he cannot identify the exact individual or moment Melbourne’s strict curfew w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gm

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GrayConnolly The State of Victoria is run by the worst people who have absolutely no idea what people dying, and their loved one..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hJ

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IanHanke Curfew summary.

CHO Prof Sutton says he didn’t request curfew.

CoP Patton says police didn’t request curfew.

Pre..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Wn

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“Between 2002 and 2018 [AU] newspaper revenue fell from $4.4bn to $3.0bn… 92% was from the loss of classified ads..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iC

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@googledownunder “Google doesn’t *use* news content…We sent more than 3 billion clicks & visits to AU news publis..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xe

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99% of Victoria’s ‘second wave’ of COVID infections leading to crushing lockdown are due to leaks from bungled govt..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Vz

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qingqingparis : Maybe this is the reason why @billbirtles and @MikeSmithAFR left Australian agents raid Chinese..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uw

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Data property-rights assertions by any government seem fraught. Data ‘security’ sounds good; ‘sovereignty’ sounds s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XP

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jeff_kennett We have been consistently mislead! Curfew not recommended by Chief Medical Officer. Premier says every decision on..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6E

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Rats in the ranks? In the bilge? twitter.com/newbury3186/st…

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Camera electronics can eliminate image blur by compensating for vibration due to e.g. a shaky hand . In theory, the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xq

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UN The pandemic is demonstrating what we all know: millennia of patriarchy have resulted in a male-dominated..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2d

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patrickdurkin Victoria’s @VictorianCHO says it wasn’t his advice to introduce a curfew!! When asked if he would have recommended..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jb

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@profjasonpotts A plausible case altho RH does not really explore impacts on labor mkts. Also, trade impacts are a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3j

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Yes! UK deaths = single digits since mid-August; 2 on 6 Sept. Sutton & his modellers are misleading us; Andrews abu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sr

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fbermingham But after China banned Aussie beef, barley, investigate wine dumping etc, its imports of Australian goods plunged 2..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ak

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Adam_Creighton “Under the best case scenario of a 20 per cent infection rate, about 50,000 people out of 5 million infected with C..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4S

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The 3 minor parties (Greens, Shooters and Prostitutes) in the Vic Leg Council who did a deal with Andrews to extend..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…o2

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Even from a government (Premier) whose agencies pursued & jailed an eminent cleric based on little more than prejud..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Mp

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Dr_Tad For a report by scientists, the Covid modelling report released by the Victorian government is disturbingly full of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…o4

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“An excellent side effect is that vaccine technology will never be the same after this – it’s going to be like airctwitter.com/i/web/status/1…C1sI

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Here’s the Victorian police coming to interview someone suspected of advocating protest and, of course, to search h… https://t.co/cL1yhGkSzH

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“Victoria has the hallmarks of a police state: “a dystopian nightmare” (TheAus). Australia’s federation, too, has b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sL

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@snlester Simon, this may help you prepare for your move to an anarchic community. Acc. to reviews the author wants..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…T2

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Amyloidosis was not reduced by long-term calorie restriction in very long-lived macaques nor was there evidence of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…K8

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newbury3186 POLICE SURVEILLANCE - STONNINGTON PARKS.

The police have advised me that these police surveillance trailers with c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Lp

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Victoria Police corruption linked to arrest of Ballarat mother. The warrant for her arrest was signed by a policema..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zs

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Adam_Creighton As Victorians brace for another 2 weeks lockdown (because “science” and yeah why not), behold Sweden. No second wav..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pn

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Yes, very interesting… but a ‘supercomputer’ was not necessary to find these connections to bradykinin, ACE2, vit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pa

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D_A_Irwin A young J M Keynes in 1903:

“I hate all priests and protectionists. Free trade and free thought! Down with pontif..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kU

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Snowden The ruling of the court demolishes the longest-held defenses of mass surveillance. After taking into account the be..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cs

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9NewsMelb A pregnant woman has been charged with incitement after police raided her Ballarat home.

The 28-year-old live stre..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vF

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It needs no (well-deserved) skepticism to see D Andrews’ only purpose for this ‘public holiday’ during his severe l..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sm

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In prep for his Sunday announcement, D Andrews should for a change consider the evidence. A detailed US study (conf..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vV

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Adam_Creighton While the economy tanked 7%, household income actually ROSE 2.2% during the second quarter, suggesting we might hav..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jV

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Good analysis. A/D investigations are frequently used as threats. CHN wd. not be the first to do this. In commercia..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9U

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“Frydenberg recycles News Corp’s Google attack”. ACCC showed big-media complaints were nonsense. Google/FB will sto..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…M6

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TimWilsonMP We need to have the courage to tell the truth - There is a huge cost to unsustainable lockdowns and it disproportio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dp

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jkalbrechtsen Well said ⁦@TimWilsonMP⁩. afr.com/politics/feder…

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@USTradeRep @realDonaldTrump Such ‘voluntary restraint agreements’ (VRAs) are prohibited by WTO’s Safeguards Agreem..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XV

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