Morn-o. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Angela Merkel made us sad, the Gov got innovative with a new investment opportunity, and Google Earth got out the baby pictures of Saudi Arabia.
Merkel calls for Burqa ban, takes leave of senses
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is considered one of the few steady European political leaders. But in addressing her party overnight (the fun sounding mob, the Christian Democratic Union), Merkel, pushing for her fourth term, called for a ban on the burqa, saying “The full-face veil must be banned, wherever it is legally possible,” before flatly stating that the refugee crisis “should not be repeated”. The same crisis that the Germans handled so admirably.
One might say that her comments are mere politicking to her own backyard, but for the rest of us, those words are disheartening, and dare we say it, a bit schiesse.
It’s not acceptable in Australia either. Merkel finally confronts reality. Time for our pollies to do the same.https://t.co/xOPHyeKOrs
— Cory Bernardi (@corybernardi) December 6, 2016
Not you too, Angela.
Political donations set to reach $1b, time for us to all wet our beaks
In a study run by Monash University, Dr Charles Livingstone called the donation laws “corrupt, opaque” and said “they undermine democracy”. The billion mark is viewed as the general ballpark figure, as donations under $13k go undeclared. The opposition are looking to press the government for donation reform in the new year, but I say we’re missing out on an investment opportunity in a booming sector.
— camybobany (@camybobany) December 6, 2016
Rather than both sides stopping the flow of shady donations (please don’t), I suggest we float it on the ASX, that way we can all get rich. All we need is a snappy acronym. After all, we’re living in the future; isn’t it fair to assume that we can do things differently? The corruption market has been handled the same way for so long, but, with the country looking for the next boom, let’s get serious about lawbreaking.
Google Earth gets fancy with time-lapse, shows change over the last 30 years
First off, let me just say I feel for the guy who had to sit in space for 30 years with his finger on the record button. 30 years in space. A life’s work reduced to a plastic piece of newsfiller. At least it wasn’t in vein; it trended. Well done, you.
— CNNTech (@cnntech) December 6, 2016
From the reduction of water on our surface, to the unstoppable growth of real estate, the time-lapse is quite interesting. (Even though there’s no empirical evidence to back it up, cough, Malcolm.)
The top five #AusPol Tweets from overnight
Josh Frydenberg is flying to Antarctica today. How could you visit there, meet the scientists, and then not want to rapidly cut emissions?
— Tim Beshara (@Tim_Beshara) December 6, 2016
— Denise Shrivell (@deniseshrivell) December 6, 2016
— Antonia S. Mochan (@antoniam) December 6, 2016
@Qldaah Poor Pauline, won’t have as much clout now she only has two team players, wonder how long b4 Roberts starts his own Empirical party
— Lesley Crofts (@CroftsLesley) December 6, 2016
— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) December 6, 2016