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Nick Siemensma @nicksiem Melbourne, Victoria

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Joined Twitter 9/10/15


This thread a good peek into the quality of minds in the Nine Media/ASPI orbit. https://t.co/WJi1ALbjSw
2/21
2020
We rate as MOSTLY FALSE the claim that “A specter is haunting Europe.” Similarly, it is only PARTIALLY TRUE that “… https://t.co/SHT47LE9rK
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2/20
2020
A reference pt for you, church of Scientology w its famously rich followers and history, has an estimated networth… https://t.co/4FRSLf7XPd
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2/19
2020
Complaining still about institutional 'thinning': few impediments to parliamentary majority enacting a gush of laws… https://t.co/rfV1KZ9pMYNearly 30 years on, Mount returns in darker mood to earlier constitutional themes: fixed terms, ECHR, Scottish devo… https://t.co/gccgBD30q3
2/17
2020
@chrisbrooke @woodscolt79 My roses aren’t red And my violets are humble Come to the factory And our social relations shall ensemble
Retweeted by Nick Siemensma @chrisbrooke @woodscolt79 Roses are cliché And violets pretentious Put down the flowers Let’s act human-sensuous… https://t.co/5KCdgMoQXC
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2/14
2020
@KetanJ0 @marrowing Perhaps bc the 2010 locus classicus, a leadership change based on dumping the RSPT (and becomin… https://t.co/tl62YEl0qF
2/8
2020
@BangXiao_ @steelmuslim Revealing a mindset: Immigration Minister refers to Hubei as 'the infected province'
2/7
2020
Good thread listing some key questions about dollar hegemony https://t.co/y3bm0idhdn10 years ago I wrote about Australian discomfort with international students as anything but counterparties to a co… https://t.co/p1UJqnNyXD
2/5
2020
Sheila Fitzpatrick on 'Cold War Exiles and the CIA: Plotting to Free Russia ' (@OUPAcademic)… https://t.co/K2W5KVPnpg
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2/2
2020
Which is the worst Anglophone left
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1/31
2020
@jameszq Yeah seems attitudes are quite bad. Not surprising given the number done on public opinion over past few y… https://t.co/NxepvmhwsM @christinachox @jameszq Contravirus sounds kinda cool https://t.co/HzztX5htTNOne wealthy school now building database of student/staff interactions with Chinese ppl. No obvious purpose, and pr… https://t.co/mer2P03rJdIn Oz, at least, part of broader attempt to demarcate Chinese-origin ppl from broader population. Refused admission… https://t.co/zECOZ5F7TZPollution taboos have historically enforced segregation & caste hierarchies. Have heard several stories this week o… https://t.co/aLLwkubGsc
1/30
2020
@dangolding @ABCClassic And sorry, meant to link to recent work on the ambiguous politics of the missions: https://t.co/eyld3HHNX9 @dangolding @ABCClassic Prideful De Niro gets cucked, a callow Neeson, mid-80s Jeremy Irons - there's a lot to love… https://t.co/Ew1F3rYxJT @dangolding @ABCClassic Jesuit missions in Paraguay were a topic of Enlightenment fascination, & remain of historic… https://t.co/q106BtCSnG
1/17
2020
Conclusion: colonial & post-colonial Western NGOs/governments are a massive make work organization, but they will a… https://t.co/DERRD1cvPL
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1/15
2020
Kuwait & the other monarchies dumped their sterling balances, setting off Britain's BOP/IMF crisis to enormous cons… https://t.co/1oSs3vgJVgOpenly a protection racket since William Simon strongarmed OPEC in the 70s. Riyadh secretly buying Treasuries out o… https://t.co/NIkw1AOBnEMask off https://t.co/ciL7u4DkeA
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1/12
2019
Here is the list of key privatized companies and how much was paid for them vs the value on the Moscow bourse. The… https://t.co/f9ZXbr2b66
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12/23
2019
First proper blog post in a long time. Considers Alan Carling's model of household conflict & @BrankoMilan's recent… https://t.co/iirSrh6MXf
12/20
2019
@chinahand With each successive 'kinetic' action a new one has jumped on board @chinahand Sad to see what happened to Proyect -- rather too elderly an avatar for the US left's embrace of anti-an… https://t.co/LIwBUHsY3c
12/15
2019
US Republicans point the way: as demography grows unfavourable, a mechanism to nullify elections is handy. What onc… https://t.co/mdkBUvpOlICue 2 years of hysteria about 'foreign infiltration' of parliament, worries about loyalty of Oz citizens of Chinese… https://t.co/FddWC4FIMps44 ruling disqualified a few Euro-origin MPs who weren't seriously accused of mixed loyalties--they'd 'stuffed up'… https://t.co/0oukFN8WDH
11/30
2019
Constitution: MPs and Senators to be “directly chosen by the people...” Hartcher: “All MPs and senators should be… https://t.co/JIlsXlfISU
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11/29
2019
@TimothyS When Harris's initial assignment to Australia was cancelled, local press mourned the loss of his 'stature… https://t.co/AljjGnIAQFIn a recent work Wen-Qing Ngoei describes how Sinophobia formed 'connective tissue' for SE Asia's  anticommunist na… https://t.co/p39eFkmJi1Sadly there's little prospect of activist groups marshalling a defence. They're disarmed by hostility to PRC (& baf… https://t.co/0Kl3U9DNAoSenior Oz civilian/military official (ex-secretary DoD, commander Special Operations, chief of domestic spy agency)… https://t.co/qMOL7MjHl5
11/22
2019
In era of Popular Front, Purge & Pact, Trotsky defends *genuine* revolutionary amorality against 'pompous sermons'… https://t.co/SFqd0ZlMNuNATO ideology passed thru its heroic Napelonic phase, Rumsfeld's Grande Armée spreading liberty by cruise missile.… https://t.co/3okZQz5WxJImperial morality already conjugates means & ends at will, allowing it utmost flexibility & freedom of movement.… https://t.co/4zQfVN0CQt
11/20
2019
No need to comment on events in the provinces of the Monroe & Carter doctrines. US power is already sovereign & tak… https://t.co/OcmybO6uLG
11/17
2019
All-round circumspection, with one notable exception: https://t.co/lPMmUW6AvJ https://t.co/4664pYD6jc
11/13
2019
LeBron case fascinating for critics' insistence that he couldn't be expressing sincere albeit misguided belief. Dem… https://t.co/w5zzy7X1Ta
11/5
2019
@Jeff_Sparrow When you get too dynamic I am forced to apply a clearance move to create distance from me and you. An… https://t.co/7t1QtzDEXx
11/1
2019
@lydcsa @steelmuslim Sparts make a point of defending China. At an anti-racism rally in Melbourne this year, they w… https://t.co/pQFNwPSfZ9 @lydcsa @steelmuslim Various groups call themselves '4th International.' The biggest sides with imperialism & supp… https://t.co/xLaOJRRYvi
10/26
2019
👼 https://t.co/GlJnYvgdUw
10/24
2019
Truly the party of war. The only time Clintonite-Obamite dems get really angry is if there is a withdrawal of US tr… https://t.co/ltnLDAdsrH
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10/17
2019
Incase you missed it: The United States Response to Protests in Ecuador "The United States supports President Mor… https://t.co/UupRTuSjPU
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10/13
2019
Tooze's trilogy is 'star-struck by America. Not uncritical of it; but, as it were, mesmerized.' 'Too often' the US… https://t.co/KVlBfJlv6sPerry Anderson on Adam Tooze in @NewLeftReview: Crashed 'an encomium of the the policy choices taken by the Fed und… https://t.co/j7d1IrTOxC
10/9
2019
@gwouspekus @CarlZha @yashalevine @joshuawongcf The NLR interviewer prods him to pursue social aims - even in 2014… https://t.co/GAtVwizHxQ
10/5
2019
In an explosive new interview, former president and now political prisoner Lula da Silva talks explicitly about the… https://t.co/Pg0JLr5iH2
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9/27
2019
How many of these kids know that they are marching for international socialism? https://t.co/wnCSs1Noz5
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9/20
2019
Washington seeks to bind other states & make them instruments for US strategy. Rubio's bill would make HK responsib… https://t.co/CGw8z3BuKh
9/19
2019
@christinachox @fanyaang "I've never been on a film or TV set where the crew is divided by language" says person fr… https://t.co/oeCsrHPsdm
8/31
2019
@Dave_Brophy Am a bit late but think the ban on non-Australians taking parliamentary internships, which passed with… https://t.co/EMkDYrry5r
8/19
2019
@ProleLumpen @CarlZha Article was originally published without her name in byline, contained this gem https://t.co/VuHDFlnP4K
8/17
2019
Am sure this weird syntax just an innocent lapse from NY Times on a busy day for themClassic headline choice "Iran drone attack". "Attack" is usually modified by the weapon used (an anti-aircraft miss… https://t.co/nKCcRy6uW6
6/21
2019
@captainceramic A "customary US cup" is twice the size. You're sipping the bare legal minimum @captainceramic I thought 240ml sounded a weird portion size but apparently it's equal to 1 "US legal cup"
6/20
2019
@christinachox @KidsWriteJokes No joking matter
6/10
2019
Can't remember anyone noticing this. Last June the SMH's political editor gave Steve Bannon his 1st Australian inte… https://t.co/Y0zVmNrxTU
3/16
2019
@joshrogin @gabewildau @FT You're the one who declared you wouldn't take "gifts from a foreign corporation that act… https://t.co/dckvLFZfJb
3/2
2019
Worth comparing cases of Christmas Island & Cocos Islands. Both detached by Britain from Singapore Crown colony bef… https://t.co/g3uoLOgN36
2/26
2019
@postdiscipline @kunktation @AntonJaegermm @nlr An NLR habit dating back to Bush II at least. Brenner similarly pre… https://t.co/klKYpPYoZi
2/19
2019
Stripping ppl of residency on "character" grounds, publicly advertising that any appeal will be a prolonged dead-en… https://t.co/xe9YzWOPuI
2/8
2019
S/m/l/z https://t.co/HtT5As2xdi
1/8
2018
Big mood https://t.co/3z0QSAQwCs
12/27
2018
Chinese city authorities celebrating 40 years of Reform & Opening up & Garfield https://t.co/MU0cDUYzSU
12/19
2018
@captainceramic Hugely fitting @marrowing It's complicated but for me also feels like an exclusive anglo in-group thing. Even irony of antiquated… https://t.co/BTIYKd15Zi @captainceramic Believe it's actually the voice of the sachet/Moccona speaking to its contents like a Greek god admiring his own creation.
12/11
2018
Well-known story. Only notable for highlighting traditional intimacy of Syme/Fairfax papers & intelligence agencies… https://t.co/kgh21FNTz0
12/7
2018
@captainceramic Not gonna solve the trolley problem by building more prisons
11/23
2018
@captainceramic That's not 25%!!?
10/6
2018
Why 20 years of offshore detention & maritime surveillance? Too rarely observed that Canberra's 'border protection'… https://t.co/Om7UOjahQw
9/20
2018
@Dave_Brophy Possible that 'strategic foothold' is one consideration behind offshore detention centres in first pla… https://t.co/B68hEbFXgW
8/27
2018
@FinancialReview @andrewtillett 'enormity' is spot on for once https://t.co/EhswqyFDu6
7/25
2018
@dangolding Socialize those belfry views @dangolding While convenient, believe it's also pretty standard to value church land at cost rather than to market.… https://t.co/UCbxIQShKI
2/13
2017
@CliveCHamilton @alexjoske Great argument! Truly a well-reasoned foundation for this disgusting witchhunt against d… https://t.co/iRaQaN5sGp
10/28
2017
@christinachox @LucyJBracey Yes I swerve on @LucyJBracey every time. I'm the reverse Turnbull - I will NOT be there again & again.
8/4
2017
@christinachox @captainceramic my reaction https://t.co/QYIbCxiEYP
3/25
2017
@christinachox gonna shout-whisper 'nobody knows what it means... but it's provocative' at your ceremony. I got you
2/25
2016
@captainceramic suffers from being too similar to brie. It's the Mimi McPherson of cheeses.
12/30
2016
@christinachox @LucyJBracey @fiona_po 11 of mortification. Rough week for the easily embarrassed
12/8
2016
this guy argued for 3 minutes that "Trump is going to complete the system of German Idealism" who is he what's his… https://t.co/xxmvweFBBa
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11/18
2016
@dangolding https://t.co/GTuZnddTVK @ilegalista @BrankoMilan in a Nike ad: https://t.co/3m9HTXMEeu
11/1
2016
@Trillburne awaiting the day soon when ideological expedience means we have to forget actual Hitler https://t.co/RSb4ne76eH
10/30
2016
@dangolding Chunking Express - a sad tale of Faye Wong taking too many snacks from the food stand
10/28
2016
@christinachox @SBSComedy I'm sorry, are you... provoking me? https://t.co/kCqeJoqzCw
10/25
2016
.@7TWOAU explain this outrage https://t.co/ypmYj7fOM3
10/18
2016
@christinachox @CCTV I'm as unqualified to judge on one topic as the other, so yepLatest #FuYuanhui interview on @CCTV after medley relay. I swam poorly "maybe because my period came yesterday" https://t.co/ulEPhhbZDb
8/14
2016
@dangolding sampling error making sure ABS sees its own image: a nation of prudent, forward-thinking dweebs
8/9
2016
@christinachox @Nigella_Lawson I promise it would get a "general joyous all-round reception" 🙌
7/26
2016

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