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Derek S. 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 S. Macpherson 19h
Shit, tonight's episode of sheer genius! The reason privatisation is a scam NAILED in 30 mins.
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Derek S. Macpherson 23h
Ask an addict if they're coping. And believe what they say. Okay, there's naive and there's being a bloody innocent abroad!
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Derek S. Macpherson 23h
Replying to @BBfromCanberra
Or music. Worked for me. I learnt guitar in primary school, which only made me more of a nerd at the time. Different story now. 😎
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Derek S. Macpherson 23h
The absolute standard of living is NOT greater than it was 10 years ago. Not if you're on Newstart. It's been dropping for decades.
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Derek S. Macpherson 23h
Message to teens would be patience. What makes you uncool at school flips 180 later. School winners are life losers, & vice versa.
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 22
Replying to @BoultR @suthernx
"Are you on our side, or the bad guys?" To them the question doesn't make sense. They're on THEIR side & can't even work out how to do that!
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 22
Replying to @BoultR @suthernx
Yes, I spoke to people from every one of those groups. Except secret service. As far as I know. 😉 Point is, the US blunders in and says...
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 22
Replying to @BoultR @suthernx
(3/3) issues! Americans are brought up with a black hat/white hat view of the world. Pakistan walks in with a green hat. They're confused.
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 22
Replying to @BoultR @suthernx
(2/3) people speak English, and are happy to talk politics. But they don't just have different positions on the issues, they have different
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 22
Replying to @BoultR @suthernx
Completely? Probably not. But we could make a start by understanding their perspectives. I spent some time there 30 years ago. Lots of (1/3)
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 22
The US has never understood Pakistan's role in the region, nor its priorities, which don't fit neatly into their simplistic vision.
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 22
Donald, you broke it, you bought it. That's the rule. Nobody asked you to nation build, because nobody asked you to dismantle them.
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 22
Another ridiculous dogwhistle from an increasingly desperate government. How about we quarantine politicians' pay, see how they go?
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 21
Passed on without comment: Wings Over Scotland author arrested after woman alleges harassment
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Neil Gaiman Aug 21
The glorious rubbish dinosaur statues round the world are still in my timeline (go and look). I'm going to stop RTing now. RIP Brian Aldiss.
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 21
Sad news indeed. And another little piece of my youth gone.
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 21
If the politicians in the Constitutional Convention had offered us the model the public wanted, we'd have a republic already.
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 21
Here's a radical thought - bring back unions!
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 21
The alliance obliges us to consult. Sometimes, at that consultation, the best advice is, "No! Just don't!"
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Derek S. Macpherson Aug 21
It's not in fact a religious garment, but it is culturally specific. Therefore yes, it was racist!
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