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Sue T

Sue T 

Occupation: Career development & transition, education. ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) practitioner.

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Cream of the Crop: 02/08/2016

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Jamez Frondeskias16,408Bad Wolf Day - 3rd June 2014 Write Bad Wolf on slips of paper, sidewalks, anywhere in public and scatter them around. Tag #badwolfday2014 A @105322981410419546025 initiative.Bad Wolf Day 20142014-06-03 03:00:00178  
Andrij “Andrew” Harasewych465,852On 2012 November 13/14, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth's southern Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in northern Australia and crosses the South Pacific Ocean with on other no landfall. The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. For those traveling to Australia for the eclipse, please note that the eclipse occurs on the morning of Nov. 14 local time. For more information, including specific timezones and best countries to view from see NASA's website here: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2012/TSE2012.html #sciencesunday    #solareclipse   #eclipse   #NASA   @109783903175191665261 Total Solar Eclipse2012-11-13 23:00:00133  

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2017-02-16 01:16:09 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

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2017-03-05 07:17:41 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 79 +1s; )Open 

A day in the life of my garden :-)
- Delicious tomatoes
- The first white strawberry
- Capsicum
- Diligent bee pollinating a pumpkin
Other than that, I've been busy making chutney and bottling peaches and apples!

#vegetables #tomatoes #strawberries #capsicum #gardening

Most plusones: 79

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2017-03-05 07:17:41 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 79 +1s; )Open 

A day in the life of my garden :-)
- Delicious tomatoes
- The first white strawberry
- Capsicum
- Diligent bee pollinating a pumpkin
Other than that, I've been busy making chutney and bottling peaches and apples!

#vegetables #tomatoes #strawberries #capsicum #gardening

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2017-05-24 23:44:49 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

This could be relevant for people living with and working teens. It raises some concerns about a book/series entitled 13 Reasons Why . 'This series graphically details teenage sexual assault, bullying, and suicide. The main character tragically dies by suicide.'

#suicide #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #bullying #depression

https://hopespringsbc.com/teen-suicide-13-reasons/

This could be relevant for people living with and working teens. It raises some concerns about a book/series entitled 13 Reasons Why . 'This series graphically details teenage sexual assault, bullying, and suicide. The main character tragically dies by suicide.'

#suicide #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #bullying #depression

https://hopespringsbc.com/teen-suicide-13-reasons/___

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2017-05-24 23:34:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

What the LNP wants for Australia?
via +Valkyrie

___What the LNP wants for Australia?
via +Valkyrie

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2017-05-19 07:03:30 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

ie - like at the movies!

via +Wolfie Rankin

___ie - like at the movies!

via +Wolfie Rankin

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2017-05-17 09:53:48 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

It'd be great if this wasn't newsworthy, if it was so common as to be "oh yeah, another one", but it isn't, and is well worth celebrating.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/two-centuries-after-the-first-fleet-no-indigenous-person-has-ever-had-this-job/news-story/e7ed1f8432b836d37c167e5a0c49b9ca

It'd be great if this wasn't newsworthy, if it was so common as to be "oh yeah, another one", but it isn't, and is well worth celebrating.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/two-centuries-after-the-first-fleet-no-indigenous-person-has-ever-had-this-job/news-story/e7ed1f8432b836d37c167e5a0c49b9ca___

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2017-05-17 05:11:02 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

The old sign at the William Creek Hotel has seen better days. The ones along the Oodnadatta Track are badly faded - I hope they survive the extensive roadworks and don't succumb to the thing called progress. 

The old sign at the William Creek Hotel has seen better days. The ones along the Oodnadatta Track are badly faded - I hope they survive the extensive roadworks and don't succumb to the thing called progress. ___

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2017-05-17 02:13:36 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Other world leaders (such as our own Mal Turnbull and the LNP) are equally as complicit, showing no moral backbone and no integrity with their fawning, forelock tugging submission to the powerful interests unravelling a once halfway decent nation.

via +Gaythia Weis

His own party has been sullenly complicit, showing how little esteem many politicians place in our most cherished values, not the least of them honesty and dignity.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-doesnt-embody-whats-wrong-with-washington-pence-does/2017/05/15/1183895c-3995-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?tid=pm_pop
___Other world leaders (such as our own Mal Turnbull and the LNP) are equally as complicit, showing no moral backbone and no integrity with their fawning, forelock tugging submission to the powerful interests unravelling a once halfway decent nation.

via +Gaythia Weis

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2017-05-16 08:00:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Conveniently overlooking the fact that many young people (and older ones as well) aren't able to enjoy full time employment no matter how well qualified, how experienced, and no matter how many time consuming, excellent applications they submit, (which receive no response) or how passionate they are.

"you can easily earn six figures by picking the right university degree" Really? Everyone? Without any interest or aptitude for the course? Yeah, and the unicorn of happiness makes every wish come true. And of course we all have that perfect crystal ball that lets us know which course is going to be flavour of the month in 4-5 years time. How about the sustainability graduates who studied hard, didn't carouse, didn't travel, flat out head-down, bum-up, fabulous grades, solid work ethic and taa daa, change of government and sustainability, enviro, climate related careers are on... more »

Conveniently overlooking the fact that many young people (and older ones as well) aren't able to enjoy full time employment no matter how well qualified, how experienced, and no matter how many time consuming, excellent applications they submit, (which receive no response) or how passionate they are.

"you can easily earn six figures by picking the right university degree" Really? Everyone? Without any interest or aptitude for the course? Yeah, and the unicorn of happiness makes every wish come true. And of course we all have that perfect crystal ball that lets us know which course is going to be flavour of the month in 4-5 years time. How about the sustainability graduates who studied hard, didn't carouse, didn't travel, flat out head-down, bum-up, fabulous grades, solid work ethic and taa daa, change of government and sustainability, enviro, climate related careers are on the nose. Should they have foreseen that eventuality when they chose relevant subjects at the end of year 10?

Short term contracts, underemployment, rolling contracts, are common in many sectors which used to be deemed secure. This has more impact on saving than an occasional treat in what for many is a really shitty work environment.

Being explicitly told there are others keen to replace you and feeling irrelevant and unvalued is very common in jobs which used to be stable. Sure some young people are slack and on their phones constantly - but I seem to recall photos of our extremely well paid parliamentarians snoozing, appearing sozzled, writing Christmas Cards and tapping on their phones while they're supposedly working, so young folk have some pretty influential role models setting that standard.

There's also the convenient overlooking of the value of contacts. Surprise, surprise, not everyone has them. https://imgur.com/t/storytime/j7v8Uhy

Rant over ....

. http://thenewdaily.com.au/money/property/2017/05/15/tim-gurner-wisdom/___

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2017-05-15 11:36:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Port Augusta skyscape
#reflections #clouds


Port Augusta skyscape
#reflections #clouds
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2017-05-15 11:26:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Marla. Road train. Singing "The Wheels of the truck go round and round, round and round, and round and round " in a never ending loop!
#outback #outbackaustralia

Marla. Road train. Singing "The Wheels of the truck go round and round, round and round, and round and round " in a never ending loop!
#outback #outbackaustralia___

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2017-03-16 22:13:08 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

"Probyn, like his predecessor, Chris Uhlmann, has got into the nasty habit of parroting fossil fuel myths as if they are fact. They’ve become obsessed with concepts such as “synchronous” generation and “baseload”, using them to slap down wind and solar without really understanding why or how.

This is a problem for ABC viewers because they are not getting a clear and unbiased picture of energy issues. A complex subject is being poorly served . Labor is accused by Probyn of being a “slave” to wind and solar ideology, while Uhlmann thinks more wind and solar will lead to a national blackout.

Last night, Probyn tried to wrap up the gas talks, led by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, and the push into battery storage into one big omnibus piece. But then he got diverted by his own prejudice, or misconceptions."

Emotive words, chosen to sway opinion.Not good +ABC... more »

"Probyn, like his predecessor, Chris Uhlmann, has got into the nasty habit of parroting fossil fuel myths as if they are fact. They’ve become obsessed with concepts such as “synchronous” generation and “baseload”, using them to slap down wind and solar without really understanding why or how.

This is a problem for ABC viewers because they are not getting a clear and unbiased picture of energy issues. A complex subject is being poorly served . Labor is accused by Probyn of being a “slave” to wind and solar ideology, while Uhlmann thinks more wind and solar will lead to a national blackout.

Last night, Probyn tried to wrap up the gas talks, led by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, and the push into battery storage into one big omnibus piece. But then he got diverted by his own prejudice, or misconceptions."

Emotive words, chosen to sway opinion. Not good +ABC Australia not good at all. "Where’s the ABC Fact Check department when you need it? Ah, that’s right, it’s closed. And that’s a pity, because it would be kept mighty busy by some of the recent editorialising by Andrew Probyn, the 7.30 Report’s new political editor."

#ABC ___

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2017-03-16 07:26:26 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

another to read tomorrow

Logic, you say?___another to read tomorrow

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2017-03-16 07:25:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Haven't read it - looks interesting.

The CJR study, by scholars at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, at Harvard Law School, and the MIT Center for Civic Media, examined more than 1.25 million articles between April 1, 2015, and Election Day. What they found was that Hillary Clinton supporters shared stories from across a relatively broad political spectrum, including center-right sources such as The Wall Street Journal, mainstream news organizations like the Times and the Post, and partisan liberal sites like The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast.

By contrast, Donald Trump supporters clustered around Breitbart — headed until recently by Stephen Bannon, the hard-right [Nazi] now ensconced in the White House — and a few like-minded websites such as The Daily Caller, Alex Jones' Infowars, and The Gateway Pundit. Even Fox News was dropped from the favored circle back when it was attacking Trump during the primaries, and only re-entered the fold once it had made its peace with the future president.___Haven't read it - looks interesting.

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2017-03-16 05:56:21 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

"When Frydenberg was asked whether the announcement he was there to trumpet in the garage “was designed to embarrass the state government”, we’d reached the point when truth would out.

“To be honest, I didn’t even know Jay was going to be here.”

Suddenly the strained suburban tableau made sense. An ambush! In genteel Adelaide of all places.

Except the ambush theory became a bit frayed when it became known later that AGL had known for a week the premier would be present at the festivities on Thursday.

A bit strange that the company would have neglected to tell Frydenberg his chief combatant was also popping by.

And it turns out AGL did tell Frydenberg Weatherill would be present. On Wednesday night. So the minister was warned. Which made the “I’m the victim here guys” protestation from Frydenberg somewhat thin."

NOW- who would have... more »

"When Frydenberg was asked whether the announcement he was there to trumpet in the garage “was designed to embarrass the state government”, we’d reached the point when truth would out.

“To be honest, I didn’t even know Jay was going to be here.”

Suddenly the strained suburban tableau made sense. An ambush! In genteel Adelaide of all places.

Except the ambush theory became a bit frayed when it became known later that AGL had known for a week the premier would be present at the festivities on Thursday.

A bit strange that the company would have neglected to tell Frydenberg his chief combatant was also popping by.

And it turns out AGL did tell Frydenberg Weatherill would be present. On Wednesday night. So the minister was warned. Which made the “I’m the victim here guys” protestation from Frydenberg somewhat thin."

NOW - who would have said this about whom and why? " the public would think that is pretty unbecoming and childish and pretty unacceptable for a senior political figure ... to behave "

#renewableenergy___

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2017-03-13 03:15:01 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

An entertaining read!

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/alan-kohler/hello-elon-its-malcolm/news-story/306b74d642a59e3da2b9636829bdc8f5

An entertaining read!

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/alan-kohler/hello-elon-its-malcolm/news-story/306b74d642a59e3da2b9636829bdc8f5___

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2017-03-13 02:43:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Sounds vaguely similar to what some of our pollies do. No doubt the idea will go down like a lead balloon.

___Sounds vaguely similar to what some of our pollies do. No doubt the idea will go down like a lead balloon.

2017-03-12 23:38:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

More information on preserving, canning, freezing and otherwise keeping apples to eat when the season is over.

#apples #bottling #canning #freezing #preserving

More information on preserving, canning, freezing and otherwise keeping apples to eat when the season is over.

#apples #bottling #canning #freezing #preserving___

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2017-03-10 03:44:13 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

More on #wickinggardenbeds
Great for dry climate gardening - and in all the places we have problematic rainfall. (Like my back yard!)

http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s4632696.htm

More on #wickinggardenbeds
Great for dry climate gardening - and in all the places we have problematic rainfall. (Like my back yard!)

http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s4632696.htm___

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2017-03-07 01:54:36 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Meanwhile ...

via +Alexander Vollmer

___Meanwhile ...

via +Alexander Vollmer

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2017-03-07 01:53:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Reminds me of the WWII poster: "Loose lips sink ships".

"Willimon charged that Trump’s Twitter presence poses a “national security threat,” adding that it “emboldens our enemies to take advantage of his flagrant shortcomings.”

Willimon noted that Twitter is “amazing” and that it “connects the world.” But he said, “That comes with its own responsibility: to do your part in protecting that world.”


http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/house-of-cards-beau-willimon-trump-twitter_us_58bc2c08e4b0b99894182ed0

Reminds me of the WWII poster: "Loose lips sink ships".

"Willimon charged that Trump’s Twitter presence poses a “national security threat,” adding that it “emboldens our enemies to take advantage of his flagrant shortcomings.”

Willimon noted that Twitter is “amazing” and that it “connects the world.” But he said, “That comes with its own responsibility: to do your part in protecting that world.”


http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/house-of-cards-beau-willimon-trump-twitter_us_58bc2c08e4b0b99894182ed0___

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2017-03-07 01:03:37 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Why not just say they want Aust to be another state of the US and do away with the pretense? US terminology, US style of paranoia, US style militarised cops and fixated on fear.

Why not just say they want Aust to be another state of the US and do away with the pretense? US terminology, US style of paranoia, US style militarised cops and fixated on fear.___

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2017-03-06 09:33:06 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Quite something!

via +Bettina Ascaino

Listen! ___Quite something!

via +Bettina Ascaino

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2017-03-06 07:42:45 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Looks familiar in #auspol as well.

___Looks familiar in #auspol as well.

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2017-03-05 07:17:41 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 79 +1s; )Open 

A day in the life of my garden :-)
- Delicious tomatoes
- The first white strawberry
- Capsicum
- Diligent bee pollinating a pumpkin
Other than that, I've been busy making chutney and bottling peaches and apples!

#vegetables #tomatoes #strawberries #capsicum #gardening

A day in the life of my garden :-)
- Delicious tomatoes
- The first white strawberry
- Capsicum
- Diligent bee pollinating a pumpkin
Other than that, I've been busy making chutney and bottling peaches and apples!

#vegetables #tomatoes #strawberries #capsicum #gardening___

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2017-03-05 03:49:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

The apple tree is laden and there are fewer bugs this year (the codlin moth goo seems to have worked a bit which is great!). I purchased a second hand Fowlers Vacola bottling system, but it didn't come with a recipe/instruction book so I've been looking at youtube clips, blog posts and other systems.
Sharing for anyone interested.
This one is also good! http://www.canning-food-recipes.com/canningfruits.htm
And with pictures! http://www.wikihow.com/Preserve-Fruit
http://www.wikihow.com/Can-Apples
Lots of detailed information here: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/348/348-594/348-594_pdf.pdf

#apples #bottlingfruit #bottling #canning

The apple tree is laden and there are fewer bugs this year (the codlin moth goo seems to have worked a bit which is great!). I purchased a second hand Fowlers Vacola bottling system, but it didn't come with a recipe/instruction book so I've been looking at youtube clips, blog posts and other systems.
Sharing for anyone interested.
This one is also good! http://www.canning-food-recipes.com/canningfruits.htm
And with pictures! http://www.wikihow.com/Preserve-Fruit
http://www.wikihow.com/Can-Apples
Lots of detailed information here: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/348/348-594/348-594_pdf.pdf

#apples #bottlingfruit #bottling #canning___

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2017-02-27 08:41:35 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

The dark cloud

Ever since Trump became president he has cast a dark cloud over our country, poisoning the atmosphere, sucking us into the vortex of his madness. I'm sure many of you feel it. Andrew Sullivan explains it well:

I think this is a fundamental reason why so many of us have been so unsettled, anxious, and near panic these past few months. It is not so much this president’s agenda. That always changes from administration to administration. It is that when the linchpin of an entire country is literally delusional, clinically deceptive, and responds to any attempt to correct the record with rage and vengeance, everyone is always on edge.

There is no anchor any more. At the core of the administration of the most powerful country on earth, there is, instead, madness.

With someone like this barging into your consciousness every hour of everyd... more »

The dark cloud

Ever since Trump became president he has cast a dark cloud over our country, poisoning the atmosphere, sucking us into the vortex of his madness. I'm sure many of you feel it. Andrew Sullivan explains it well:

I think this is a fundamental reason why so many of us have been so unsettled, anxious, and near panic these past few months. It is not so much this president’s agenda. That always changes from administration to administration. It is that when the linchpin of an entire country is literally delusional, clinically deceptive, and responds to any attempt to correct the record with rage and vengeance, everyone is always on edge.

There is no anchor any more. At the core of the administration of the most powerful country on earth, there is, instead, madness.

With someone like this barging into your consciousness every hour of every day, you begin to get a glimpse of what it must be like to live in an autocracy of some kind. Every day in countries unfortunate enough to be ruled by a lone dictator, people are constantly subjected to the Supreme Leader’s presence, in their homes, in their workplaces, as they walk down the street. Big Brother never leaves you alone. His face bears down on you on every flickering screen. He begins to permeate your psyche and soul; he dominates every news cycle and issues pronouncements — each one shocking and destabilizing — round the clock. He delights in constantly provoking and surprising you, so that his monstrous ego can be perennially fed. And because he is also mentally unstable, forever lashing out in manic spasms of pain and anger, you live each day with some measure of trepidation. What will he come out with next? Somehow, he is never in control of himself and yet he is always in control of you.

One of the great achievements of free society in a stable democracy is that many people, for much of the time, need not think about politics at all. The president of a free country may dominate the news cycle many days — but he is not omnipresent — and because we live under the rule of law, we can afford to turn the news off at times. A free society means being free of those who rule over you — to do the things you care about, your passions, your pastimes, your loves — to exult in that blessed space where politics doesn’t intervene. In that sense, it seems to me, we already live in a country with markedly less freedom than we did a month ago. It’s less like living in a democracy than being a child trapped in a house where there is an abusive and unpredictable father, who will brook no reason, respect no counter-argument, admit no error, and always, always up the ante until catastrophe inevitably strikes. This is what I mean by the idea that we are living through an emergency.

This is why I can no longer enjoy blogging about math and science. I still enjoy thinking about them, and working on them. Indeed, they make an excellent escape from the nasty mess we're in. But to blog about them publicly feels like pretending in front of a crowd that life is normal, when in fact everything has gone terribly wrong.

Later this spring I will go to Hong Kong for a month. I'll be talking to Guowu Meng about Jordan algebras and physics. First I'll spend two weeks at the Sha Tin Hyatt, which is near the lively part of town; then I'll get housing near the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, which is up north, in the boondocks.

I wonder how I will feel there. Of course that city-state has dire problems of its own, but in some important sense they will not be my problems. Even with its problems, Hong Kong is a lively and invigorating place — much more so than my usual summer hangout, Singapore. But here's what I don't know: will physical distance from the USA make me feel any more removed from the insanity there — any more at peace?

For now: help the ACLU by signing this petition! Over 300,000 people have so far, and I just did:

Do not delay – release all documents pertaining to Donald Trump’s actual or potential conflicts of interest. Trump has kept the American people in the dark for too long. For the sake of our democracy, we need you to bring this matter into the light and give the public access to this vital information.

https://action.aclu.org/secure/trumpFOIA

Andrew Sullivan's essay is here:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/andrew-sullivan-the-madness-of-king-donald.html___

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2017-02-25 23:34:05 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

The pic on the left is of the seed pod (?) of an unknown variety of garlic. I'd had them hanging up, unopened and this one got bumped and the seeds went everywhere! They're about the size of a sunflower kernel. Can I plant them with the expectation of leaving them undisturbed for a couple of years?
The pic on the right is the last of the Giant Russian Garlic - I'll save some cloves and replant for next year.
#garlic #gardening #vegetables 

The pic on the left is of the seed pod (?) of an unknown variety of garlic. I'd had them hanging up, unopened and this one got bumped and the seeds went everywhere! They're about the size of a sunflower kernel. Can I plant them with the expectation of leaving them undisturbed for a couple of years?
The pic on the right is the last of the Giant Russian Garlic - I'll save some cloves and replant for next year.
#garlic #gardening #vegetables ___

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2017-02-25 03:22:07 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 


"I have never in my life been spoken to with such insolence, treated with such disdain, with so many insults and with so much gratuitous impoliteness," Fox said.

"The entire interview took place with me standing, with my back to a room full of people in total public hearing and view — it was disgraceful.
"I felt like I had been physically assaulted which is why, when I got to my hotel room, I completely collapsed and sobbed like a baby, and I'm 70 years old."

"I'm very frightened that Australia will go the same way as America, with extremists in power, racist hatred, ghastly speech against decent people," she said.
"I have written a new book which is about, ironically, welcoming strangers to a strange land — Australia — and I wrote it because I perceived that Australia was losing its gorgeous warmth of character inour a... more »


"I have never in my life been spoken to with such insolence, treated with such disdain, with so many insults and with so much gratuitous impoliteness," Fox said.

"The entire interview took place with me standing, with my back to a room full of people in total public hearing and view — it was disgraceful.
"I felt like I had been physically assaulted which is why, when I got to my hotel room, I completely collapsed and sobbed like a baby, and I'm 70 years old."

"I'm very frightened that Australia will go the same way as America, with extremists in power, racist hatred, ghastly speech against decent people," she said.
"I have written a new book which is about, ironically, welcoming strangers to a strange land — Australia — and I wrote it because I perceived that Australia was losing its gorgeous warmth of character in our attitude to newcomers."

#memfox___

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2017-02-22 04:12:24 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Long. Worth reading.
"It seems perfunctory to point out the hypocrisy of building a movement and a career on the back of insulting people — Muslims, migrants, women, people of color — while nursing a hair-trigger sensitivity to any personal attack you haven’t pre-approved. That hypocrisy, though, does not appear self-evident to anyone within this movement, because a fundamental tenet of far-right pro-trolling is that it’s only other people’s feelings that are frivolous. Their own feelings, by contrast, including the capacity to feel shame when they’re held accountable for their actions, are so momentous that infringing them is tantamount to censure, practically fascism in and of itself. These are men, in short, who have founded an entire movement on the basis of refusing to handle their emotions like adults.
...
these are little boys playing games with the lives ofothers. That doesn’... more »

Long. Worth reading.
"It seems perfunctory to point out the hypocrisy of building a movement and a career on the back of insulting people — Muslims, migrants, women, people of color — while nursing a hair-trigger sensitivity to any personal attack you haven’t pre-approved. That hypocrisy, though, does not appear self-evident to anyone within this movement, because a fundamental tenet of far-right pro-trolling is that it’s only other people’s feelings that are frivolous. Their own feelings, by contrast, including the capacity to feel shame when they’re held accountable for their actions, are so momentous that infringing them is tantamount to censure, practically fascism in and of itself. These are men, in short, who have founded an entire movement on the basis of refusing to handle their emotions like adults.
...
these are little boys playing games with the lives of others. That doesn’t excuse the horror of the game for one second. It makes it worse. Much worse, in fact. They are children who have the privilege of that particular innocence that involves never learning from their mistakes, never taking responsibility, never worrying that their sins will be unforgiven.
...
These boys will be allowed to forget everything but their own immediate feelings for as long as society allows them, and this society allows straight white boys to dodge personal and emotional responsibility until at least the age of 70. The current man-child president would be Exhibit A, but not every lost boy gets a golden throne. In this culture war, most of them are cannon fodder."
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2017-02-22 03:42:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Do I need to comment that this is #satire ?

Do I need to comment that this is #satire ?___

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2017-02-21 23:44:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

#parenting #toilettraiining 

#parenting #toilettraiining ___

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2017-02-21 21:48:33 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

As I read this, it reminded me powerfully of cults and their extraordinary power over ordinary people. For those interested, There could be some useful material here: http://www.cultwatch.com/cults.html
This article is about the power of words, and is also relevant http://time.com/4675860/donald-trump-fake-news-attacks/

This is what 45 is about. If you read nothing else today read this.___As I read this, it reminded me powerfully of cults and their extraordinary power over ordinary people. For those interested, There could be some useful material here: http://www.cultwatch.com/cults.html
This article is about the power of words, and is also relevant http://time.com/4675860/donald-trump-fake-news-attacks/

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2017-02-21 21:32:22 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

This article is well worth reading in its entirety.
Words are powerful, they can be used to manipulate, for good or ill. Be eternally vigilant and call out those who choose to undermine our free press. Call it out, persistently and repetitively. Educate others as you go. Remember the teaching tool for writing essays? When. Where. Why. Who. How. When are these tactics used? Where are they used? Why are they used? By whom? and How does it end up if not challenged?

"...we honor the responsibility to separate truth from falsehood, which is never more important than when powerful people insist that falsehoods are truths, or that there is no such thing as truth to begin with."
...
We each have our obligations to see what’s in front of one’s nose, whether we’re reporters, columnists, or anything else. This is the essence of intellectual integrity.
Not to look around,or be... more »

This article is well worth reading in its entirety.
Words are powerful, they can be used to manipulate, for good or ill. Be eternally vigilant and call out those who choose to undermine our free press. Call it out, persistently and repetitively. Educate others as you go. Remember the teaching tool for writing essays? When. Where. Why. Who. How. When are these tactics used? Where are they used? Why are they used? By whom? and How does it end up if not challenged?

"...we honor the responsibility to separate truth from falsehood, which is never more important than when powerful people insist that falsehoods are truths, or that there is no such thing as truth to begin with."
...
We each have our obligations to see what’s in front of one’s nose, whether we’re reporters, columnists, or anything else. This is the essence of intellectual integrity.
Not to look around, or beyond, or away from the facts, but to look straight at them, to recognize and call them for what they are, nothing more or less. To see things as they are before we re-interpret them into what we’d like them to be."

#freepress #lies #manipulation ___

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2017-02-21 05:59:42 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Read widely and with a questioning attitude. Who benefits from a particular slant?

Interesting read. ___Read widely and with a questioning attitude. Who benefits from a particular slant?

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2017-02-21 05:56:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

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2017-02-21 05:52:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Could be of interest.
Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

7 February 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-507-5
#tpp 

Could be of interest.
Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

7 February 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-507-5
#tpp ___

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2017-02-21 03:34:07 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

That's a gutsy effort!

#goannas #australia #straya #tourists #vineyard

That's a gutsy effort!

#goannas #australia #straya #tourists #vineyard___

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2017-02-21 03:08:53 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

No one would choose to have low literacy levels. The social stigma, the assumption of incompetence across all areas, the shame and loss of self esteem impact on every area of life.

“I wouldn’t wish [low literacy] on my worst enemy,” says Jack. “It’s been a nightmare.”

#literacy #education

No one would choose to have low literacy levels. The social stigma, the assumption of incompetence across all areas, the shame and loss of self esteem impact on every area of life.

“I wouldn’t wish [low literacy] on my worst enemy,” says Jack. “It’s been a nightmare.”

#literacy #education___

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2017-02-21 02:58:55 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Bang on!

via +Franklin Stone

Bang on!

via +Franklin Stone___

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2017-02-20 22:37:04 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

https://twitter.com/TrumpsACartoon/status/833802958705922050

https://twitter.com/TrumpsACartoon/status/833802958705922050___

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2017-02-20 04:11:27 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Living with autism.
"Bryan runs a Facebook page called Asperger’s Syndrome Awareness: Bryan’s Advocacy that he uses to be an advocate for people with Asperger’s. Through his page, he shares his experiences as a man on the spectrum. On Friday, he penned a powerful letter from his childhood self to his former teachers."
#autism #ASD #aspergerssyndrome

Living with autism.
"Bryan runs a Facebook page called Asperger’s Syndrome Awareness: Bryan’s Advocacy that he uses to be an advocate for people with Asperger’s. Through his page, he shares his experiences as a man on the spectrum. On Friday, he penned a powerful letter from his childhood self to his former teachers."
#autism #ASD #aspergerssyndrome___

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2017-02-19 22:41:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Well worth checking out #lastnightinsweden on twitter.
The drama!
The angst!
The confusion.
What had happened?!
Why was POTUS alluding to something dire?


Well worth checking out #lastnightinsweden on twitter.
The drama!
The angst!
The confusion.
What had happened?!
Why was POTUS alluding to something dire?
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2017-02-16 01:16:09 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I've edited, rather than deleted the post, given further information and that others may also be interested:
There are at least 2 versions of what's happening here:

https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/helen-caldicott-the-fukushima-nuclear-meltdown-continues-unabated,10019#.WKDzXUBAMEI.twitter

and all the links provided below by +Kam-Yung Soh and comments by +Stuart Lamble.

___I've edited, rather than deleted the post, given further information and that others may also be interested:
There are at least 2 versions of what's happening here:

https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/helen-caldicott-the-fukushima-nuclear-meltdown-continues-unabated,10019#.WKDzXUBAMEI.twitter

and all the links provided below by +Kam-Yung Soh and comments by +Stuart Lamble.

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2017-02-15 03:56:00 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Not just for those in the US. There's a lot of practical advice for those of us horrified/distressed/confused/angry about the increase in bigoted attitudes and authoritarian politics.
In Aust, we're also seeing damage being done: to people, to the environment, to those who have little through the accident of birth, or the fall of the cards. We're seeing pollies openly support putin and side with trump, being actively encouraged by some msm outlets.

This is also interesting, and potentially useful: https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-bacon/tactics-for-effective-conservative-blogging-by-karl-rove/10150706161713017/

https://medium.com/the-coffeelicious/how-to-stayoutraged-without-losing-your-mind-fc0c41aa68f3#.12zco7th4 

Not just for those in the US. There's a lot of practical advice for those of us horrified/distressed/confused/angry about the increase in bigoted attitudes and authoritarian politics.
In Aust, we're also seeing damage being done: to people, to the environment, to those who have little through the accident of birth, or the fall of the cards. We're seeing pollies openly support putin and side with trump, being actively encouraged by some msm outlets.

This is also interesting, and potentially useful: https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-bacon/tactics-for-effective-conservative-blogging-by-karl-rove/10150706161713017/

https://medium.com/the-coffeelicious/how-to-stayoutraged-without-losing-your-mind-fc0c41aa68f3#.12zco7th4 ___

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2017-02-14 10:33:56 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

"Key points:

Energy Australia takes out full-page newspaper advertisements calling for non-partisan push for clean energy
Says renewables may be more expensive now but cheap generators are old and will retire over next 20 years
Policy uncertainty makes it difficult for businesses to commit to new renewables projects"

"Key points:

Energy Australia takes out full-page newspaper advertisements calling for non-partisan push for clean energy
Says renewables may be more expensive now but cheap generators are old and will retire over next 20 years
Policy uncertainty makes it difficult for businesses to commit to new renewables projects"___

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2017-02-14 10:28:51 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Trump's Web of Connections

Pair of interactive visualizations from the vast data set captured of Trump's business network. My personal favorite is that Trump's bankruptcy lawyer is now ambassador to Israel. 

Trump's Web of Connections

Pair of interactive visualizations from the vast data set captured of Trump's business network. My personal favorite is that Trump's bankruptcy lawyer is now ambassador to Israel. ___

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2017-02-14 04:39:06 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

More on the golfcourse: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/jul/10/donald-trump-100m-golf-course

More on the golfcourse: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/jul/10/donald-trump-100m-golf-course___

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2017-02-12 23:52:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Nature won't be silenced, no matter how many lies are told, or who tells them.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-barnett-nature-alternative-facts-20170210-story.html

Nature won't be silenced, no matter how many lies are told, or who tells them.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-barnett-nature-alternative-facts-20170210-story.html___

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2017-02-12 08:47:55 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

On the evil of cults. This story relates specifically to Victoria, but the influence of cults among the rich, powerful and needy shouldn't be underestimated.

Hamilton-Byrne isn't dead yet but her legacy lives on - secretive, immensely wealthy and disruptively influential. "... as Stevenson-Helmer told us over lunch one day in the Dandenongs, “People will say 'your guru is dead' and that will be true. But the lineage doesn’t cut out. There will always be a Great White Brotherhood on this planet. Always."

On the evil of cults. This story relates specifically to Victoria, but the influence of cults among the rich, powerful and needy shouldn't be underestimated.

Hamilton-Byrne isn't dead yet but her legacy lives on - secretive, immensely wealthy and disruptively influential. "... as Stevenson-Helmer told us over lunch one day in the Dandenongs, “People will say 'your guru is dead' and that will be true. But the lineage doesn’t cut out. There will always be a Great White Brotherhood on this planet. Always."___

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2017-02-12 06:47:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Early settlers in Australia didn't want to know about Aboriginal fish farming and settlements, some going back thousands of years. They preferred to think of the Traditional Owners as being passive hunter-gatherers. However, some sites have been preserved and are becoming better known and acknowledged.

"Over the next year or so, a formal World Heritage nomination will be prepared by the Victorian government spearheaded by the Gunditjmara for submission to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee."

"To experience these sites firsthand, visit the Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area for a self-guided tour. Or for a Gunditjmara guided tour of the area and access to the large and clearly defined fishing facilities at Lake Condah, contact Budj Bim Tours." 

Early settlers in Australia didn't want to know about Aboriginal fish farming and settlements, some going back thousands of years. They preferred to think of the Traditional Owners as being passive hunter-gatherers. However, some sites have been preserved and are becoming better known and acknowledged.

"Over the next year or so, a formal World Heritage nomination will be prepared by the Victorian government spearheaded by the Gunditjmara for submission to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee."

"To experience these sites firsthand, visit the Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area for a self-guided tour. Or for a Gunditjmara guided tour of the area and access to the large and clearly defined fishing facilities at Lake Condah, contact Budj Bim Tours." ___

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2017-02-12 06:02:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Watch this. Great ad. 🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰

Watch this. Great ad. 🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰___

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