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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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 18h
Replying to @sharonfajou
I like it. The debate it's already stimulated has been worth it. One of those examples of the power of advertising being put to positive use. And for the brand, no harm I'm sure. Remember they probably have nearly as many female customers as male. Also high brand loyalty.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 18h
The ethical constraint is that it should be made available to those who need it, not those who can afford it. Apart from that, if it's possible to prevent suffering, it would be irresponsible not to.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 18h
Is that just one game? I thought it was a round. I suppose that could be because we've always been in it.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 18h
Why Gillette? In marketing terms I'd guess because of that long-standing slogan, the best a man can get. It has always been an ambiguous phrase. The best a man can acquire, or the best a man can become?
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 19h
Ooh, clumsy move! That doesn't reflect well on either Morrison OR Mundine. Cross Gilmore off the Coalition list probably. Could their campaign this time be even worse than 2016?
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 20h
Must say I'm a little disappointed in Tsitsipas today. If you're going to take out the defending champion & GoAT, then you'd better play at that level for the rest of the tournament. If he'd played at this level against Federer, we'd have forgotten his name by now.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 21
There is a fundamental problem with cultures in police forces all over the world, a problem nobody wants to talk about - that the job, by its nature, attracts the wrong sort of people. Authoritarians, bullies and social inadequates. We need to find another way!
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 21
It's clearly the manner in which they DO behave though! Repeatedly! There is a toxic culture in Vic Police that needs to be rooted out and eliminated, and if they have to sack half the force to do that, fine, sack half the damn force!
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 21
What were they doing interacting with him at all? The audio makes it clear they had immediately realised he was not the suspect. Disgraceful!
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 21
Okay, I take back what I said before, we do have a problem with crime gangs in Melbourne. Well, one crime gang. They're called Victoria Police.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 20
Space elevator!
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 20
I remember the moon landing. I was 4. I expected it to be a tourism option decades ago.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 20
When I first took my Australian born daughter to Scotland, where I was born, when she was 16, as the plane banked and turned for final approach to Glasgow she looked out of the window and said, "Ahhh! So THAT'S what you mean by green!"
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 20
Replying to @DonXK @shaunmicallef
Federation Day is the obvious go to. Our date of birth as a nation state. As it's already a public holiday (New Year's Day), you could take the day off whenever you liked! Ring the boss, "Sorry mate, won't be in today, it's Australia Day." What could be more Australian than that?
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 20
Ah, but what paddocks! If you've lived in Australia all your life, and you think you know what green is, you don't know what green is!
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 20
Kirsten Banks, a lovely young Aboriginal astrophysicist - I'm probably going to forget your name, like I do with most people, so I'm going to think of you as the Australian Trillian.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 20
Well even in the West, we replaced Roman numerals with Arabic ones, because they were overly complicated and bloody useless! No zero for one thing.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 20
I remember when my dad kept me up late to watch Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon when I was 4. "By the time you're my age," he told me (he'd have been 33), "this will be just like catching a bus to town."
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 20
OMG, is that not the most phallic rocket you've ever seen? 😱
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jan 20
It's not that hard to get a well-rounded view. If you're a well-rounded person. Just remember this simple rule of life - left is right, and right is wrong.
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