10 April, 2016

Thinking of linking

What I've been reading lately...

Boycott or battle? Medicine’s refugee dilemma

The bipartisan catastrophe that's wasting billions in taxpayer dollars

ANU School of Music struggling to appoint new head

Why Arthur Sinodinos fails the pub test

Malcolm Turnbull's inner circle does not appear to include Scott Morrison

Turnbull's election 'trickery' simply creates a climate of confusion

The end of Tony Abbott and the conservatives

No wrecking, no undermining and no sniping: no kidding, Abbott?

Barnaby Joyce v Tony Windsor: Inside the Battle for New England

Cory Bernardi says activists are faking emails to journalists in his name

Senator Eric Abetz: why dumping me was a big mistake

Taxpayers charged $6 million for Immigration Department telemovie

What's really behind Tony Abbott's Rebel Tour of 2016?

Book review: Niki Savva’s Road to Ruin

Abbott moves in to fill Turnbull’s policy vacuum - "The Prime Minister wants it known that just because we don’t know his economic plan, that doesn’t mean there isn’t one. That too-cute-by-half strategy is not serving him, or the country." Hmm... Planet Janet didn't seem perturbed by Tony Abbott taking the same strategy into the election.

Turnbull's cunning double dissolution election ploy

How self-interested senators could hurt Malcolm Turnbull

Jailing fine defaulters punishes poverty

Running on empty - What’s Turnbull going to campaign on?

The conservative crack-up: managing a disintegrating political message

Turnbull and Morrison, From blissful newlyweds to ‘its complicated’

System must work for victims, not against them

PM’s brash tax plan doesn’t cut it

Seriously, is Turnbull trying to lose this election?

Malcolm Turnbull the gambler throws the dice on federalism

Malcolm Turnbull turns his back on schools to our economic peril

Malcolm Turnbull Dumps Income Tax Reform, Gives $3 Billion For Hospitals

Review Into Safe Schools Cost $26,000

Laurie Oakes: A very messy state of play -  thankfully, we still have some journalists with memories that go back further than last month.

How Turnbull walked the COAG tightrope

Cutting the climbing chains at Uluru

Derision not a good look on Scott Morrison

Malcolm Turnbull's $300,000 lunch: Taxpayers slugged for China party

NSW Police officers caught trolling Greens MP Jenny Leong on Facebook with racist and sexist posts

The Coalition’s Delusional Conservatives explained

Responsible Gun Store Owner Prevents Mayhem - more like this please.

An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector

The Tea Party laid the groundwork for Donald Trump’s rise

The Top Five Supreme Court Nomination Myths

Cruz Spends Easter Trying To Justify Carpet Bombing Civilians

Man shoots doctor before turning the gun on himself near East Jefferson General Hospital - I've been to that hospital and that Wendy's. Just bizarre.

Donald and Melania and Heidi and Ted

Atlantic City casino workers union backs Sanders

21 Questions For Donald Trump

'You know what time it is' Australian students told after exiting car before shooting Tuesday - This is the piece that had all the information from the beginning.

WA university students shot in New Orleans 'drug deal gone wrong'

City gets unwanted global attention after Aussie students shot in Algiers

Fateful night for young Aussies - Look, drug deal or party, it was a bloody stupid thing to do. Don't get in cars with strangers in an unfamiliar place.

Leaked Brexit email claims David Cameron has 'starved' NHS

Ronnie Corbett, 'true great' of British TV comedy, dies aged 85

Turkish people are sharing this cartoon asking where our sympathy was for Istanbul and Ankara

Former ISIS Hostage: 'We Need A New Narrative'

Simpsons star Harry Shearer coming to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Pere Ubu (and Rats On Rafts) – Tufnell Park Dome, London (24th March 2016) – LIVE REVIEW

Jim Russell, New Orleans record impresario

'An absolute masterpiece': Gareth Liddiard, Steve Kilbey and Lindy Morrison on the Triffids' defining album

Freaky formats: The odd-sized records you never knew existed

Why Mike Scott is Richard Curtis's idol

Political currency of hatred too dangerous and divisive to ignore

Written in My Body (trigger warning)

Online critics miss the stories, and the point, in defence of clickbait

Straight news or Fox News? Andrew Bolt's show sends Sky further right on the night

Comic: the long, slow death of Twitter

Latham & Trump: Howling Into The Void

‘You’re An Idiot’: Anti-Muslim Provocateur’s Interview With Shock Jock Backfires

Can you bear it? The confusion of Gerard Henderson

How free range are your eggs?

Microsoft chatbot is taught to swear on Twitter

Microsoft's AI chatbot turned into a genocidal racist - I'm not entirely sure an AI bot programmed to talk like a millennial on social media is flawed if it turns into a racist dick. Maybe it was too good.

Mental health:

Seventy-five half-hours

Aboriginal ochre fingerprinting helping researchers trace ancient Indigenous trade routes

Scientists try to replicate climate denier findings and fail - surprised?

The beauty of maths – in pictures

Exposed: Andrew Wakefield and the MMR-autism fraud

Humour & satire:
I Saw Hamilton So Now I’m Going to Orphan My Son.

Clickbait of the week:
Matching Posing Cats With 1950s Pin-Up Girls

20 PhD Students Dumb Down Their Thesis Just For Us

I got stupid on me...
Farmers renew push to legalise raw milk
but then...
WV lawmakers suffer stomach illness after drinking raw milk to celebrate legalizing raw milk

Maurice Newman claims to be head of business council disbanded by Turnbull

The least boring photo on my camera roll:

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