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The Political Sword Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 10:15 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 09:46 Source

While Pauline has decided to emulate her hero, Donald Trump, and ban a certain news organisation from her post=election party because she can, I hear from other outlets that she thought that One Nation had a great result in the WA election. Yes, one poll told us that they were likely to get twenty percent,…

The post Why The WA Result Has Absolutely No Implications For Turnbull appeared first on The AIM Network.

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En Passant Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 06:35 Source

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I’m excited to announce my collaboration with musical duo The Awesome.

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Duck Pond Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 01:52 Source

The world keeps on turning. That part of the system is pretty constant. Natural systems almost invite variation, and that would be equally true for embedded
sub-systems whether they are human or canine bodies for instance. Still if there were usual variation in the in the rotation of the Earth or its axis, such a change would not escape instant attention.

Different dates are given for the beginning of Autumn.  The Bureau of Meteorology reported for  Sydney:

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The Tally Room Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 21:00 Source

6:00pm – Polls have just closed in Western Australia. I’ll be posting results updates here, as well as contributing to the Guardian’s live blog. Don’t expect much for the next half hour.

The exit polls point towards a 12% swing to Labor, which would likely give them a majority.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 17:45 Source

The death of The Australian’s controversial cartoonist Bill Leak yesterday provoked a storm of polarised emotion on Twitter, as colleagues expressed their shock and sorrow, and representatives of groups Leak humiliated and ridiculed in his work refused to abide by the rules of what was referred to as “common decency and good manners.” These rules apparently…

The post Speaking freely of the dead appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Prosper Australia Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:38 Source

Well, it certainly looked like a market today: all those people assembled at the auction, wanting to see what that four bedroom, two bathroom brick veneer house with a double garage was worth. Near new; attractive and efficient layout; sitting nicely on a well presented site. Must’ve been at least fifty people attending, with Chinese […]

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:11 Source

WA voters! Lend me your ears! Ask yourself this: “Do I want to be a disruptor? OR Do I want to disrupt the disruption?” You are in a game. Today, you need to decide which role you play. It Is Just A Game There is absolutely no doubt we are in the middle of a game.…

The post WA Voters: Disrupt the Disruption. Let’s Blow This Shit Up! appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 08:45 Source

“Oh, hell—prophecy’s a thankless business, and history has a way of showing us what, in retrospect, are very logical solutions to awful messes.” Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano. Well, I was going to write a piece about the way we’re being set up to allow fracking. Just as the Liberals have managed to demonise the reliability…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 05:52 Source

Saturday 11 March 2017 1 There is no doubt in my mind that the greatest impediment to the future prosperity of Australia is our political system. In particular, conservative politicians. I say conservative because they are more attached to the system of capitalism than those of the left. And might I add, pre-disposed to the…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, March 10, 2017 - 20:32 Source

By petermcc Aussie politics has been pretty interesting of late, though I imagine some folk aren’t enjoying it as much as I am. That comes from not appreciating the subtlety of backroom deals and the forlorn hope that there will be a sudden outbreak of common sense where the good of the country coming first.…

The post The slo mo train wreck that is Pauline Hanson’s One Nation appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 10, 2017 - 15:50 Source
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Cheeseburger Gothic Friday, March 10, 2017 - 15:05 Source

Some thoughts about the president's Twitter addiction. From aliensideboob.com:

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Renew Economy Friday, March 10, 2017 - 13:49 Source

The biggest problem facing Australia's National Electricity Market is that it has no management team. But someone has to accept responsibility for the mess.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 10, 2017 - 13:49 Source

The biggest problem facing Australia's National Electricity Market is that it has no management team. But someone has to accept responsibility for the mess.

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