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Ross Garnaut has another crack at glory

Make no mistake, Garnaut is a very influential and respected economist.

But, mate, give it up. Australians don’t want to buy what you’re selling:

Australia could set a path to 100% renewable electricity, a highly reliable grid and significantly cheaper wholesale prices than today by introducing a handful of policies consistent with the Morrison government’s election platform, the economist Ross Garnaut says.

This’d be the reason why.

Writing in his new book, Superpower, which builds on his advice to Labor governments in 2008 and 2011 to set out a vision for a low-carbon future, Garnaut says introducing three policies that align with the government’s commitments could “increase the chances of a strong outcome”.

Hands up if you saw the medivac fraud?

All of you? Wow. That many?

Five people who refused to accept medical treatment after being transferred to Australia under contentious refugee medivac laws were diagnosed via teleconference with conditions including dermatitis, abdominal pain and dental pain.

In two cases, specialist care was recommended for men who claimed dental problems with one saying he had been prevented from eating solid foods although both individuals did not seek further assistance after their transfer.

For nore detail, read Kristina’s Keneally’s kase krumbles kompletely, detailing not only the failure of medevac but also the fraud of the plane arrivals (and listen to the podcast; the link also has a great song from Weird Al that you’ll love).

The war against FB is a war against conservatives

The left is going to war with Facebook. FB has never been a freind of conservatives, but if FB follows Twitter and bans political ads, the victims will be conservatives because it will increase the pwoer of the traditional media which geenrally hates our guts.

This is on the back of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

You may not know how much the Russiand spent. Here is is. And no, the number of zeroes is correct.

According to Jared Kushner, in describing Russia’s efforts leading up to the 2016 election, Kushner emphasised what he called the relatively small amount of money Russian agents spent advertising on social media.

“They said they spent $160,000. I spent $160,000 on Facebook in three hours during the campaign,” Kushner said. “If you look at the magnitude of what they did and what they accomplished, I think the ensuing investigations have been way more harmful to our country.”

Read that again. The Russiand spent $160,000. Enought to renovate a kitchen and a bathroom in Sydney.

Helen Garner sorry for climbing a rock … four decades ago

Australian novelist Helen Garner says it would have been “pathetic” to omit from her published diaries the fact she has climbed Uluru.

The award-winning writer’s latest offering, Yellow Notebook, hits bookstores this week on the eve of her 77th birthday. The collection is a “stream of fragments” lifted directly from her journal entries between 1978 and 1987.

Garner says she didn’t censor a single word, no matter how embarrassed she was of her younger self’s thoughts and actions.

No. Pathetic is thinking this is a thing worth worrying about.

Emma Watson ‘self partners’

It’s always great when you find someone to love, but when you’re famous like Emma Watson, relationships can be hard to maintain:

Emma Watson has said she prefers to call herself “self-partnered” rather than single as she approaches her 30th birthday.

Speaking of how she had never believed the “‘I’m happy single’ spiel,” she added: “It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.”

Does that mean she’s a wan … Never mind.

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