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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺
Founder musician, writer, truth-teller. Scottish Australian. Tweet on politics of both countries. Complaints? TSC
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 retweeted
Debra 5h
Boris Johnson is going to be representing us at , they are hopefully gonna discuss the humanitarian and ecological catastrophe in the Amazon. Can please make a statement? Cos the Tories are over in Brazil making trade deals with Bolsonaro’s government 😡
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 7h
wouldn't have a clue. This is, as you'd expect from Trump, an incredibly reckless adventure. Iran is not like Iraq, far from it. They will fight, hard, and there are a lot of them. It was 70 million when I was there, over 30 years ago, must be close to 100 by now.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 7h
Oh yeh, just give us ALL the business. Even though you can provide it far more cheaply and efficiently. Cos... we want it! Wah! Wah! Wah!
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 8h
Replying to @MikeCarlton01
I've been wondering how long he'd survive the change of ownership. He's a relatively smaller cog in a much larger wheel now.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 8h
The problem would appear, once again, to be capitalism. But we have to get serious as an international community, we cannot allow this sort of thing to go on, and we have to develop robust mechanisms to stop it.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 8h
The latest Life, the Universe and Everything! Thanks to
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 retweeted
Debra Aug 20
I just done the most terrifying thing ever. I’m buzzing 😄thank you so much for letting me try a new hobby since I got dropped from wheelchair rugby. Had so much fun and did not fuck it up 😝
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 retweeted
Mike Carlton Aug 19
I am sick to death of the alt-right trying to tell the rest of us how to live our lives. Just get your fucking tanks off my lawn.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 20
Which is pretty much a summation of everything the ACL and their political lackeys do these days.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 20
No, that won't happen this time. We're already putting people in unnecessary, makework, service sector jobs due to the first wave of automation (do we really NEED Uber Eats?), we will have to introduce a and think the unthinkable - challenge the work ethic itself!
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 20
Motor sport is not a bad example actually, because it had this period in history where safety was left to drivers, and the death toll was huge! Nowadays it's very safe, but that's the result of technological innovation and rule changes.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 20
Well unfortunately the only solution is don't get hit in the head.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 20
These opponents of the bill are seeking to impose restrictions on the medical decisions of doctors that do not exist at the moment, that's the bottom line here.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 20
Look, I'm all for the common good, I'm a leftie, but this is surely an area where the state CANNOT infringe on people's individual liberties. There is no 'common good' served by restricting them. End of discussion really.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 20
No you can't read people's minds, and you can't ask doctors to do so either. Stupid objection.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 20
The whole objection is based on a myth. Late-term abortion is rare, and for medical reasons. Any attempt to restrict the medical judgements of doctors based on that myth will end up being incredibly inhumane in practice, and would be a backwards step.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 19
You can have strong opinions, you can disagree, but if you're a complete prick like Jones well, there are 5 or 10 million people who'd happily take over that show and do a better job of it frankly. Why does he deserve to keep it?
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 19
That, in a nutshell, is the libertarian position and world view - we're all just individuals. It neatly sidesteps all the built in advantage and disadvantage that as a beneficiary you don't notice, because you don't have to, and justifies the world as it is, as a 'meritocracy.'
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 19
Well yes, that's the point. And as a straight, white, middle-aged male I haven't encountered too many of those. Other than being Scottish and working class, which I sidestepped by moving to Australia. But I can see that's a privileged position to be in.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇪🇺 Aug 19
Nobody notices a tailwind mate.
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