10 January, 2016

Thinking of linking

This week I have been mostly reading...

First Day: The pioneering surgeon who came to Australia on a leaky boat - If you only read one thing this week, make it this one.

Briggs admits sharing photo of public servant

Samantha Maiden: Jamie Briggs booted for being fool

Entire Canberra suburb to be dedicated to Australian’s music legends

NYE Above the Harbour organisers apologise for $500-a-head party flop 

"That was in if you want to challenge it."

Jamie Briggs affairs opens factional wounds in Liberal Party

Turnbull’s hard truth on Briggs

WA's rooftop solar so popular power privatisation not an option, says expert

Peter Dutton left red-faced after texting mishap

On witches, sexism, and Peter Dutton's misdirected text

'Deluded Neanderthal view': a victim caught up in the black arts of Canberra leaking

Taking out the trash is a job half done for Malcolm Turnbull - "gropers, leakers, fibbers, fools, frauds, dickheads and dopes."

Jamie Briggs affair shows need for high standards: CEOs

Shaming And Blaming The Victim: Why The Jamie Briggs Controversy Continues To Escalate

Well, Jamie, shit happens

Labor moves into election-winning position in Western Australia 

Opinion: Queensland alcohol management laws in no way similar to Bjelke-Petersen regime - "You had to live through the 1980s to know how dark the Sunshine State really was."

Thanks for your words about respecting women, Mr Turnbull. Now show us your deeds

Men behaving badly

Cricket Star Fined for Propositioning TV Reporter During Live Interview

Chris Gayle, Mel McLaughlin and why we fight

'I'm ready to lead': Barnaby Joyce set to become deputy PM but not everyone's happy - yeah, um, nah.

FitzSimons gives passionate rant to Gayle backers

Not in my name: On racist white knight rubbish

Why was Tony Abbott so unpopular? - Partly correct, but it sure wasn't for his honesty.

Being free from sexual harassment is a basic human right

Memo to drunk male MPs: You can't get away with it any more

Spin doctors and marketing gurus clean up with taxpayer-funded advertising

Monika Radulovic's Weekend Sunrise hug from Hamish McLachlan sparks sexism debate

Political blogger with 'guts to say what others wouldn't say' C.B. Forgotston dead at age 70

Trump helped draft will that excluded his brother's children

John McCain’s cold-blooded revenge on Ted Cruz

Blunt Political Assessments in Bill Clinton Transcripts

Leaked Wiretaps Reveal Netanyahu Bribed Republicans To Sabotage Obama’s Iran Peace Deal

Success of US anti-tobacco campaign has lessons on how to fight illegal drugs

The EPA Finally Admitted That the World’s Most Popular Pesticide Kills Bees—20 Years Too Late

The real owners of North American soil condemn ‘clown’ militia men for demanding the land be returned to them

No, Obama is not violating the second amendment

Canadian Born Ted Cruz Gets Taste Of His Own Birther Medicine And The Law

Tulane University bans hoverboards on campus - I remember when there was freedom

Ted Cruz Rehashes Debunked Lie to Exploit the Graves of Dead Soldiers

Why the Feds Punk Out When Confronting White Rightwing Insurgents

Traffic camera captures images of snowy owl in flight

Away from the reshuffle, Corbyn quietly dismantles Cameron at PMQs

I'm 92 and I've lived through 16 prime ministers – here are five things David Cameron must do in 2016

Saudi arms sales are in breach of international law, Britain is told

Keep Calm and Carry On – the sinister message behind the slogan that seduced the nation

Vatican Officially Recognises Palestine as a State

Saudi Arabia's mounting security challenges

'That's not how things are done here': How Frankfurt stopped Uber

Here's North Korea's official hydrogen bomb statement. It's a doozy.

Why We Can’t Stay Silent on Germany’s Mass Sex Assaults

How to deal with the New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Cologne and Hamburg

Weird Al Yankovic, Palais Theatre, Jan 3, 2016

Robert Stigwood, mentor to the Bee Gees, Eric Clapton and Cream, dies at 81 

Boulez in his own words

Bowie back in the spotlight, still refusing to play along

Jeff Lynne's ELO On World Cafe

Jean-Michel Jarre & Laurie Anderson in conversation

A Plea For Women To Sit Down on Public Toilets

What does it actually mean when somebody complains about political correctness?

Parking Is Hell: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

When Teamwork Doesn’t Work for Women

ABC reminds staff  'only actual words' to be used on air

The 2015 Crikeys: Andrew Bolt sook of the year - He really should be disqualified just to give someone else a go.

John Cleese returns as Basil Fawlty in Specsavers ad

Australia 'may do dumb things' with crypto in 2016: EFF

Discovery and Assignment of Elements with Atomic Numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118

John Menadue. High Court judges.

180,000 items in Digital Collections are in the public domain

Chef Jake Kellie joins new Pakenham restaurant the Lakeside Mill

Humour and satire:
Peter Dutton Accidentally Texts His IQ To Journalist

Draconian New Gun Laws Require Americans To Count To 10 Before Buying Firearms

Statesman, Scholar, Bowl Of Porridge: A Very Serious History Of The Life And Times Of Peter Dutton

Clickbait of the week:
This Faux-Inspirational Ad About The “Struggles” Of A Sydney Uni Law Student Is Way Too Real

This Twitter spat between Emo Kylo Ren and Very Lonely Luke is what the Internet was made for

Which Marauding Barbarian Horde are you?

I got stupid on me and now I'm wiping it off on you:
Barnaby Joyce: I hope we don't become too politically correct after Briggs, Dutton affairs ...says the bloke who had a hissy fit over two dogs.

10 Songs To Skip Now That The Beatles Are Streaming - This is some high-grade multi-purpose stupid!

The least boring photo on my camera roll:

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