“..Book Review: The Divide – American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap..”

“..In journalist Matt Taibbi’s latest book – The Divide –

-mreaders are lead through a justice system which is full of injustices..”

(cont..)

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Book Review: The Divide – American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap.

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“..Opening the Gates to World War III..”

“..The American people are clueless that Washington is on the brink of starting a dangerous war..”

(cont..)

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Opening the Gates to World War III.

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“..Trotsky at the IMF..”

“..The International Monetary Fund has finally admitted that it was wrong to recommend austerity as early as it did in 2010-2011.

The IMF now agrees that it should have waited until the US and EU economies were on a sustainable growth-path -

- before advising them to trim their budget deficits -

- and reduce public spending..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Trotsky at the IMF.

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“..Swiss Gold Referendum: What It Really Means..”

“..The greed and stupidity of the rich are creating ideal conditions for violent revolution.

Karl Marx might yet triumph..”

(cont..)

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Swiss Gold Referendum: What It Really Means.

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“..Hagel Didn’t Start the Fire..”

“..U.S. foreign policy is in a shambles.

But what were the ‘decisions’ that produced the ‘incredible debacle’?

Who made them?

Who supported them?..”

(cont..)

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Hagel Didn’t Start the Fire.

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“..Fast food mystery no more: FDA releases sweeping new calorie labeling rules..”

“..You’ll now know exactly how many calories are in that delivery pizza and movie theater popcorn..”

(cont..)

(ed:..ok..so there’s no reason we can’t do similar here..eh..?..

..especially considering the obesity-problems we have..)

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Fast food mystery no more: FDA releases sweeping new calorie labeling rules – Salon.com.

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“..First ‘fully authorized’ Kurt Cobain documentary to be released in 2015..”

“..Written – directed – and produced -

- by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen..”

(cont..)

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First “fully authorized” Kurt Cobain documentary to be released in 2015 – Salon.com.

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“..’We have probably 160 lawyers’: HBO readies documentary on Church of Scientology..”

“..Lawrence Wright’s book ‘Going Clear’-

- is being turned into a documentary for HBO..”

(cont..)

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“We have probably 160 lawyers”: HBO readies documentary on Church of Scientology – Salon.com.

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“..Right-wing’s sick Twitter celebration: Ann Coulter – Ted Nugent – Brit Hume – battle for grossest Darren Wilson tweet..”

“..Race-baiters on the right celebrate the grand jury’s decision on Twitter -

- horrify everyone..”

(cont..)

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Right-wing’s sick Twitter celebration: Ann Coulter, Ted Nugent, Brit Hume battle for grossest Darren Wilson tweet – Salon.com.

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“..Scientists explain why you won’t be changing the minds of any climate deniers this Thanksgiving..”

“..Living through extreme weather doesn’t affect people’s perceptions of climate change -

- a new study finds..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Scientists explain why you won’t be changing the minds of any climate deniers this Thanksgiving – Salon.com.

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“..James Baldwin: How to Cool It..”

“..A conversation between James Baldwin and the editors of Esquire -

- about race relations in the summer of 1968..”

(cont..)

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James Baldwin How to Cool It – James Baldwin 1968 Trayvon Martin – Esquire.

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“..Japanese construction firm says this ‘Ocean Spiral’ is the underwater city of the future..”

“..The famously ambition Shimizu Corporation has unveiled its template for a modern-day Atlantis -

- a self-sufficient community that sits on or just under the surface of the sea..”

(cont..)

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Japanese construction firm says this ‘Ocean Spiral’ is the underwater city of the future – Asia – World – The Independent.

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“..Snow News Bloopers..”

(there is some very funny stuff in this one..

..i quite enjoyed the jogging on the ice yuppie-wankers @ just after 6 mins in..)

(cont..)

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Snow News Bloopers Prove That Weather Reporting Is A Slippery Slope.

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“..Palawan – The Most Beautiful Island In The World – Is Sheer Perfection..”

“..Palawan – a hidden piece of paradise that was recently named ‘The Top Island in the World’ -

- by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards..”

(cont..)

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Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection.

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“..Jennifer Aniston And Lisa Kudrow Engage In An Epic Curse Off..”

(ed:..it’s on the jimmy kimmel show..

..and i dunno about you..but i would rather the kimmel show re-screened here..

..over the fallon show..)

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Video: Jennifer Aniston And Lisa Kudrow Engage In An Epic Curse Off.

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“..41 Men Targeted – But 1,147 People Killed: US Drone Strikes – The Facts On The Ground..”

“..New analysis of data conducted by human rights group Reprieve shared with the Guardian -

- raises questions about accuracy of intelligence guiding ‘precise’ strikes..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

41 Men Targeted But 1,147 People Killed: US Drone Strikes – The Facts On The Ground | US News | The Guardian.

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“..Naomi Klein Lays Bare the Conflict Between Capitalism and the Climate..”

“..she offers a tour of the horizon upon which we will meet our fates.

Or rather – the horizon upon which we will attempt to change them..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Naomi Klein Lays Bare the Conflict Between Capitalism and the Climate | Alternet.

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“..Our Economy Is Built Around a Bunch of Scams and Pure Greed — and the Alternatives Are Staring Us in the Face..”

“..Wall Street is only one of several financial roach motels -

- in what has become a giant slum of a global economy..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Our Economy Is Built Around a Bunch of Scams and Pure Greed — and the Alternatives Are Staring Us in the Face | Alternet.

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“..How ‘Legal Highs’ and the Internet Are Transforming the Underground Drug World..”

“..’Legal high’ drugs – such as Spice – K2 = and ‘bath salts’ -

- are changing the drug landscape..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

How ‘Legal Highs’ and the Internet Are Transforming the Underground Drug World | Alternet.

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“..Robert Reich: College Gets You Nowhere..”

“..While a college education is now a prerequisite for joining the middle class -

- the middle class is in lousy shape..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Robert Reich: College Gets You Nowhere | Alternet.

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“..Is There Any Hope for America to Transcend the Disastrous Thinking of the National Security State?..”

“..Tom Engelhardt discusses his new book -

- and the national security state..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Is There Any Hope for America to Transcend the Disastrous Thinking of the National Security State? | Alternet.

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“..Most White People in America Are Completely Oblivious..”

“..Black people have to learn everything about white people – just to stay alive.

White people just don’t get that..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Most White People in America Are Completely Oblivious | Alternet.

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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world..”

(cont..)

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Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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comment@whoar..a fashion-trend question…

ed:..does anyone else think the sutton/ede hair-style (a.k.a. ‘the dodgy-rodger’ ) –

– will now fall out of fashion/favour..?

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“..Tesco director facing questions about lobbying government over dirty chicken report..”

“..Former FSA chief Tim Smith understood to have warned Department of Health that revealing food poisoning contamination rates -

- could provoke a food scare – and damage the industry..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Tesco director facing questions about lobbying government over dirty chicken report | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Brian Eno: ‘I wish I’d got more O-levels’..”

“..As four of his classic albums are reissued on 1 December -

- here’s a Guardian Weekend Q&A from 1992 with the man who shaped the soundscape of modern music..”

(cont..)

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Brian Eno: ‘I wish I’d got more O-levels’ – an interview from 1992 | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Nepal: setting out to challenge the world’s largest animal sacrifice..”

“..Half a million animals are beheaded in a mass slaughter to please goddess Gadhimai in Nepal every five years –

- this bloody ritual must be stopped..”

(cont..)

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Nepal: setting out to challenge the world’s largest animal sacrifice | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian.

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“..Board games’ golden age: sociable – brilliant – and driven by the internet..”

“..PlayStation and Xbox may get all the glory these days -

- but independent board game designers have kicked off a cardboard revolution..”

(cont..)

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Board games’ golden age: sociable, brilliant and driven by the internet | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Suggs and Mike Barson of Madness: how we made One Step Beyond..”

“..‘Some music professor noticed the sax was out of tune and said: The BBC can’t play that’..”

(cont..)

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Suggs and Mike Barson of Madness: how we made One Step Beyond | Culture | The Guardian.

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“..People with vaginas have needs – but making their baby-cannons smell of fruit – is not one of them..”

“..It wasn’t true – but the story that Sweet Peach Probiotics wanted to re-aroma women’s vaginas -

- said a lot about men’s attitudes..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

People with vaginas have needs – but making their baby-cannons smell of fruit is not one of them | Lindy West | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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“..David Mellor caught on tape as he rages at London black-cab driver..”

“..A former UK cabinet minister has said he regrets losing his temper -

- after being recorded launching an expletive-ridden tirade at a London taxi driver -

- following a visit to Buckingham Palace with his partner – who had just been awarded a CBE.

David Mellor – a QC and former Conservative MP -

- called the black-cab driver a ‘sweaty – stupid little shit’..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

David Mellor caught on tape as he rages at London black-cab driver | UK news | The Guardian.

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“..Wave of violent civil unrest grips Ferguson – after grand jury decision..”

“..Police fire teargas and grenades in attempt to quell protests -

- after grand jury decides not to indict police officer Darren Wilson..”

(cont..)

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Wave of violent civil unrest grips Ferguson after grand jury decision | US news | The Guardian.

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“..Pope Francis attacks EU over treatment of immigrants..”

“..’We cannot allow the Mediterranean to become a vast graveyard’ -

- pontiff tells the European parliament..”

(cont..)

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Pope Francis attacks EU over treatment of immigrants | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Attorney general’s rejection of ruling on Charles letters was unlawful – court told..”

“..The government’s most senior legal adviser acted unlawfully when he overrode a court -

- and blocked the publication of secret letters written by Prince Charles -

- the supreme court has been told..”

(cont..)

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Attorney general’s rejection of ruling on Charles letters was unlawful, court told | UK news | The Guardian.

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“..Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Tony Blair..”

“..Internal letter signed by almost 200 staff members says award is ‘morally reprehensible’ -

- and endangers STC’s credibility globally..”

(cont..)

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Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Tony Blair | Politics | The Guardian.

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“..Google faces breakup call – as EU patience wanes..”

“..A European Parliament bid for legislation splitting up Google -

- may send a message that’s too loud to ignore..”

(cont..)

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Google faces breakup call as EU patience wanes – Technology – NZ Herald News.

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“..New Zealand Herald Editorial: PM and office at heart of SIS failure to stay neutral..”

“..The sharing of security intelligence with the Leader of the Opposition is a rare and valuable requirement in our system of government.

It is a slender safeguard against the risk that the state’s secret agencies may be used for partisan political purposes.

John Key broke that rule in July 2011..”

(cont..)

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Editorial: PM and office at heart of SIS failure to stay neutral – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Dirty Politics: John Key ‘in denial’ over SIS report..”

“..Mr Key – who was responsible for the SIS at the time – said he would not apologise for either the SIS’ errors or the involvement of his staff in supplying the information to Slater.

‘The report makes it quite clear that in so much as there were any conversations between Jason Ede and Cameron Slater – they were quite within the rules and quite okay’ Mr Key said.

But confirmation of the extent of his office’s involvement -

- reignited claims aired in Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics of a dirty tricks campaign run out of Mr Key’s office -

- which used Slater as its primary outlet..”

(cont..)

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Dirty Politics: John Key ‘in denial’ over SIS report – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Cartoon: Deception and illusion..”

(ed:..of course it’s about key..how cd it not be..?..)

(cont..)

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Cartoon: Deception and illusion – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Supermarkets to refund checkout workers’ docked wages..”

“..The owners of two Whakatane supermarkets have telephoned employees whose wages were illegally or inappropriately docked over the past six years -

- offering to reimburse them.

The calls – made to Pak ‘n Save and New World employees on Monday – came after parent company Foodstuffs condemned wage docking.

Now Foodstuffs itself is under government pressure – with the Ministry of Business – Innovation – and Employment’s labour inspectorate general manager George Mason -

- saying it and other firms should ‘take leadership and own this problem . . . if they wish to protect the reputation of their brands’.

The latest developments follow a series of Dominion Post reports on low-paid workers having their wages docked when customers fail to pay..”

(cont..)

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Supermarkets to refund checkout workers’ docked wages | Stuff.co.nz.

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