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Harrangue Man Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 18:05 Source

I bent to gather skin shards from the carpet from my juddering attempts to stop picking my feet now I've stopped going at my face---the habit just went somewhere it cannot be seen.As I stood up my right forehead crunched into a projecting cupboard edge.It felt as it it had impaled my head in the second it happened but it was just an ouch and no blood. I looked in the mirror but couldn't see damage.So I forgot about it until I happened to touch the spot and felt the egg and scratch I got from the attack. It throbbed for a bit.Stupid me.

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Inside Story Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 17:52 Source

For the first four decades of federation, Australia didn’t feel the need for its own diplomats. But wake-up calls don’t come much louder than the second world war. As the cataclysm loomed, Australia finally understood it could no longer leave foreign policy to the British.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 17:30 Source

Its looking more and more like risk-off as Asian markets retreat in line with US markets overnight, the possible breakdown of talks on the Korean peninsula and the US growing trade war with China the likely catalysts. The Shanghai Composite slumped after a minor pulback below strong overhead resistance at 3200 yesterday, falling over 1.4% to

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Harrangue Man Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 16:58 Source

The brown silkie's feathers were obscuring her vision—her feathers like thick hair to the look and touch. She kept getting hassled by the others and I figured it was 'cos they could sneak up on her. I've never given a chicken a haircut before; it's not a bucket list thing—it's just a thing. But still, not something you usually do. I'm Just Cuts for hens—plus I then sold her a ridonk amount of product at 40 per cent above retail.Stupid chicken.

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Inside Story Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 16:58 Source

Back in 2009, when Labor’s John Brumby was premier, the Melbourne Age revealed how Progressive Business, a state Labor Party entity, went about raising funds. Under the headline “$10,000 to Sit Next to Brumby,” the newspaper detailed how businesses had paid significant amounts for access to senior ministers. In response, Brumby invoked the “democratic right” of people and businesses to donate to the party.

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Harrangue Man Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 16:52 Source

It was a clear mid-afternoon when I set out and I came back in the hour before dusk where all is in stark relief, shadows stretching. The sky held a waxing moon and though the first chemtrail wasn't headed in the direction it felt for a moment I was in the twenty-first century the twentieth envisioned with rockets to the moon—a moon where you could see the shadow of the full sphere. Then another trail, another rocket taking flight.I was pumped for being outside on a grotesquely beautiful Canberra day and the trike chain only came off twice.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 15:53 Source

By Kyran O’Dwyer Never before have we been in this situation. Of course, we have had bad governments before. But never like this. We have had governments that are ‘out of touch’ before, seeming to act contrary to public opinion. Remember Vietnam and, more recently, Iraq wars? Public rallies were held and hundreds of thousands…

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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 14:39 Source

SA Liberal energy minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan vows to continue state's dramatic energy transition, and flags support for programs that could deliver 100,000 household batteries.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 14:29 Source

AEMO says reserve mechanism that ensured lights stayed on last summer cost just $6 per customer, and praises role of newly deployed technologies such as batteries and demand response.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 14:29 Source

Work begins on Risen Energy's 121MW Yarranlea Solar Farm, west of Toowoomba, which is going ahead without a PPA.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 14:00 Source

Via The Guardian: Christian Porter has given a strong indication the Coalition will not set up a federal independent commission against corruption, telling Labor there is no “persuasive evidence” that current methods of tackling corruption are insufficient. The attorney general has written to his Labor counterpart, Mark Dreyfus, arguing that the establishment of a national integrity

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 13:30 Source

Nobody knows what LMI is: Mortgage Choice and CoreData’s new Evolving Great Australian Dream 2018 whitepaper found 42.1% of respondents said they were not sure what LMI was, yet a third (32%) said they would need to pay it in order to get into the property market. “Our data found that a majority of home

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:55 Source

I would like to buy the editorial writer at the Global Times a beer: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop on Monday at a sideline event during the G20 Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the meeting, Bishop said that the recent spate of

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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:45 Source

Sweden's Vattenfall connects 500 BMW i3 batteries to 228MW wind farm in South Wales, in "UK’s largest" co-located onshore wind and battery project.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:36 Source

US report demonstrates how renewable and distributed energy resources can provide the same grid services as gas generators – and avoid $1 trillion of new plant costs.

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