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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸
Founder of The Babel Fish Project, musician, writer, truth-teller. Scottish Australian. Reserve right to comment on politics of both countries. Complaints? TSC
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 12m
The problem is, all other things being equal, the right is wrong about most things, most of the time. Objective reporting will have a tendency to reveal this, which is why right wingers don't like it.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 13m
Yes, clearly they have convinced themselves of that!
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 14m
You've got to roll the tax and benefits systems in together, so you don't have these problems with 'effective' tax rates. A nice, simple UBI-based system would do it.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 32m
That's not how you address bracket creep. If you were serious about addressing bracket creep you'd just index the brackets.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 3h
No Malcolm, the FACT is that companies will only employ more workers when there is UNMET DEMAND (Economics 101). Otherwise your tax cut will just go straight into shareholders' pockets. And THAT is a
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 21h
Have to say, as a man I find this 'strong, silent' stereotype infuriating. Speak, dickhead! Either spit it out, or stop being such a grumpy bastard! Could we NOT have any more of these characters on ABC drama for a while please?
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jun 17
I agreed with you up to the point you blamed the technology Fossie. The technology isn't the problem, the problem is that referees are giving soft penalties to players who dive. In '06 it was the match ref, this time the VAR. Same problem though.
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Nicola Sturgeon Jun 16
1. Such a sad morning in Glasgow. So relieved that there has been no loss of life. And so full of admiration and gratitude for . But it is hard to find words to convey the utter devastation felt here and around the world for the iconic Mackintosh building
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Ungagged! Jun 16
Have you photos and memories of The Glasgow School of Art? Ungagged would like to do its bit in creating a record of the interior to help the future rebuild. Contact us!
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jun 16
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Debra 🐝 Jun 15
If you wanna know what prompted my mum and thousands like her have a gander at latest article I wrote with
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jun 15
The latest Life, the Universe and Everything!
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jun 15
So it's, "Let me do something bad, or I'll do something bad."
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jun 15
No, we're all sociopaths here.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jun 14
Why is there low wage growth? 30-odd years of deliberate economic policy, that's why! Hasn't anyone been paying attention?
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jun 14
We're getting the news we want, rather than the news we THINK we want. This is what happened with fruit and veg 40 years ago, with the rise of supermarkets. It's why nothing tastes the same any more.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jun 14
I see it being used by the government to attack the ABC.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jun 14
As a man, I've never understood men who can't talk. Which means I can't identify with most of the male leads in TV drama. They frustrate me. "Spit it out man!" I want to say all the time.
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Derek Stewart Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🇵🇸 Jun 14
I remember a lot of time, when I was younger, spent sitting round kitchen tables when we weren't having dinner. That's when a lot of the conversations took place. Might've been a share house thing.
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Debra 🐝 Jun 13
So this afternoon I got a random text saying “SNP walked out Westminster”, I immediately messaged my pal in Austrailia cos he knows aw aboot Constitutional Crisis
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