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September 21, 2021

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  • The Southerly Kerfuffle continues: After the weekend protest in Melbourne, the Victorian state government - which recently lost in a pub quiz to a plate of sandwiches - decided to shut down all construction sites and throw the workers out of, well, work.

    Instantly creating an army with nothing better to do than protest. Every. Single. Day.



    Long, long thread. News outlets, politicians, their own union leaders, and other assorted communists first tried to play down the size of the protest, and then, after the center of Melbourne had been shut down for several hours, decided that they were all Nazis, probably come from overseas just to stir up trouble.

    Yes, they booked their flights two weeks ahead and sat around in quarantine all that time because they knew on the 4th that the Victorian state government was going to shut down building sites on the 18th.

    Our politicians up here in Sydney can certainly be heavy-handed and I would like nothing better than to never see any of them disgrace my TV screen ever again, but they can't come close to the self-destructive idiocy of the mob running Melbourne.

    Case in point: Construction sites will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity in Sydney again, even though we've had more Bat Flu cases recently and fewer protests.


  • Senate Democrats are calling for the FTC to pass privacy regulations because they are incapable of writing coherent legislation. (The Verge)

    I'm not sure the federal government needs to get involved here, since California already has, and everyone is already failing to live up to those rules.




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I'm not surprised that they can sing well; that's a major factor that comes up in their auditions. (Though some of them can't hit a note with a baseball bat.) The surprise comes with the difference between their speaking voices and their vocal range when singing.



Pina Pengin is with Prism Project, a smaller agency that only launched this year. Genuinely fun and talented and underappreciated.


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Towa from Hololive Gen 4 (the same generation as Coco) already has a deep speaking voice for a five-foot-nothing Japanese girl, but her vocals are something else.







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