Gah. It’s early. What happened while you were asleep? The Swiss pinched pennies, Jack Black died for three hours on social media and the Federal Election got pointless.
Switzerland rejects basic income plan as soulless bankers click pens in subdued celebration.
If there’s something that Switzerland knows, it’s money. And chocolate. And really efficient bobsledding. However, what they do not care for, seemingly, is one sum to rule them all, as a whopping 77 percent of the populace flatly rejected a scheme to award each citizen a flat fee of 2,500 francs a month ($3,476 AUD), regardless of job or title.
— Velina Tchakarova (@vtchakarova) June 5, 2016
In response to the result, Basic Income Earth ran an upside down picture on its Twitter account.
This first round was defeated for, but many more battles are currently being won and are yet to be fought: https://t.co/oBQ2nl1pZe
— Basic Income Earth (@BasicIncomeOrg) June 5, 2016
The Internet kills Jack Black, dead. Sort of.
The faked death is a time honoured entertainment tradition. However, the key Mr Black, is subtlety. Learn from the example set by that other pudgy “dead” singer. Elvis Presley. The King is the king of the celebrity death hoax game. We know he’s alive, but we don’t know.
For the third time (apparently), Jack Black wound up dead on Twitter, interspersed with the grief, purported by emoji’s. What the Internet does best. Vast cynicism. Olé.
Has the internet killed Jack Black again?
— Wedgehog (@Wedgehog) June 5, 2016
Im too smart to fall for this again. Im not believing that Jack Black is dead until I hear it from his own mouth.
— Jimmy (@HoorayBacon) June 5, 2016
this is not the greatest jack black death hoax in the world, this is just a tribute
— John Robertson (@j7robertson) June 5, 2016
Federal Election passes halfway point. Nation wants off.
Well, we’ve hit the vast middle. According to the latest Newspoll, the Coalition and Labor are dead even. For those of you playing at home, Labor had a slight lead (read: two percent) in the race of assumptive preferred parties, which was interesting. This, however, negates that.
— ABC News (@abcnews) June 5, 2016
In an effort to glean something interesting from this lack of news, we’ve found someone who is offering odds on the outcome. The question is of course “why?”, followed by “who bets on politics?” (and lastly “can I pop this on my multi?”).
Will Newspoll be positive for Labor? Betting flows this morning – Labor in from $3.80 to $3.40: Coalition out from $1.25 to $1.30 #ausvotes
— Stephen Koukoulas (@TheKouk) June 5, 2016