I got these tweets yesterday, but the post never got completed because I’m unwell. I’m still a bit of a wreck, but there are some good tweets and I didn’t want them to go to waste.

I don’t have much to bore you with today as the ole brain isn’t up to much.

The New Zealand Breakers basketball team still haven’t lost a game this season and are therefore still on top of the Aussie League. I love watching the basketball, but I keep missing the games.

Oh, and we held Peru to a 0-0 draw in a soccer international. We’re trying to qualify for the World Cup, which we’ve only done twice in the past.

I remember being outraged yesterday at the re-discovery (I’d forgotten – my bad) that the US doesn’t have any mandatory sick leave legislation. Of course, those most likely to miss out are those already in low-level jobs who can afford to miss work the least. If Donald Trump really wants to do something to help the working poor, he should do something about this. I feel a proper post coming on!1

These are the minimum sick leave requirement in New Zealand (from business.govt.nz):

Once they’ve worked for you for six months, employees are entitled to at least five days paid sick leave each year. You must also:

Carry over unused sick leave into the next year. The maximum accumulation is 20 days — although you can provide more if you want to.
Let employees use sick leave to care for a spouse, partner, dependent child, elderly parent or other dependent.
Pay employees what they’d usually earn for the days they’re on sick leave.

Those requirement are actually quite low by OECD standards. However, some employers do better than the minimum. One of my sisters works for a company that has unlimited sick leave. People don’t abuse it – there are other rules that can be used when people do. In fact, most people, wherever they work, never use all their sick leave.

In addition, there’s a mandatory four weeks annual leave, bereavement leave, parental leave, and paid leave on public holidays.

People in the US worry about jobs products they buy being produced in sweat shops. Most of the OECD views US employment law as little better than those in countries with sweat shops. I vaguely remember from the past that US employers don’t even have to provide bathrooms for their employees. Is that still the case? Outrageous!

Anyway, on with the show, and I’ll go back to sleep. (Sorry if there are mistakes. I haven’t checked. Let me know and I’ll fix them tomorrow!)


Political Tweets

The BFFs are back together …


Again, what is wrong with some people in the US that there is a question over who will win?


Seriously? FFS!


WTF is there to think about? What do you need to digest? He forced himself sexually on a fourteen year old! End of!


Absolutely unbelievable! This sort of thing – making it the victim’s fault – is why most of this stuff doesn’t get reported. #MeToo
(Via Ann German.)


Gun Safety Tweets

Un-effing-believable. What is wrong with these people?


This was my response …


History Tweets

This tweet brings out the Sheldon Cooper in me!


Hilarious! She’s the first Dalek!!!!


Funny Tweets



Scenic Tweets

This is so cool – an example of earthen clay architecture in Morocco.


Wow! There’s so much beauty in Japan away from the hustle and bustle.


Another gorgeous view of the Eiffel Tower.


Freshwater Tweets

I didn’t know about this! What a cool adaption (or whatever the proper name for it is)!


Insect Tweets

(This section includes all creepy-crawlies – I barely understand the difference between insects and spiders!)

I adore the eyelashes on this jumping spider! Wow!


Introducing the collembola.


Another in the “Go home evolution, you’re drunk” series …


WOW!!! A blue tarantula! It’s beautiful!


Other Animals Tweets

I want to join them!!!


I don’t get why some people don’t like bats!


Wow! Look what a great job the lovely people have done in helping Patch the Hedgehog!


I think it’s world domination!


This video shouldn’t be allowed! It displays white supremacy!!!


How to look after joeys …


Bird Tweets

I’ve never seen an eagle like this before!


Dog Tweets

This one is for my sister Brenda, a corgi love from way back …


Animals so often make everything easier to cope with.


Another in the “Dog Still Learning” series …


Cat Tweets

Ha ha!


What a lovely kitteh!


Well that’s not very cat-like! (Sarcasm alert!)


Awwwww! What a sweetie!


Look out for the interloper!



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