“..SIS report confirms Dirty Politics claims..”

“..A report into the release of classified documents for alleged political gain -

- supports claims of dirty and underhanded tactics in New Zealand politics..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

SIS report confirms Dirty Politics claims – Hager | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Ex-NBC Employee Reveals Details On Securing Models For Bill Cosby..”

“..During an interview with the New York Daily News -

- Frank Scotti admitted to escorting various women backstage to Cosby’s dressing room at the Brooklyn studio where ‘The Cosby Show’ was taped during its airing.

‘He would just tell me to keep the women in there.

Don’t let anybody in. And it was very obvious what was going on – to me anyway’ -

- the retired 90-year-old revealed during the interview..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Ex-NBC Employee, Frank Scotti, Reveals Details On Securing Models For Bill Cosby.

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“..Marijuana Industry Sets Its Sights On The Mainstream..”

“..Before long they hope – marijuana products will be as widely available as alcohol -

- and just as socially acceptable..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Marijuana Industry Sets Its Sights On The Mainstream.

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“..Is ‘Fed Up’ the Most Successful Documentary of the Year?..”

“..Distributor RADiUS-TWC says its food industry expose is one of the top-grossing non-fiction film on VOD..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Is ‘Fed Up’ the Most Successful Documentary of the Year? | Indiewire.

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“..How Naked Yoga Can Lead To A Better Sex Life..” 

“..And what about hair?

You’ll have to get waxed ‘down there’.

Imagine doing the ‘downward facing dog’ position behind somebody with a hairy bum!

In other words – my girlfriends thought I was stark raving mad -

- and wouldn’t have joined me even if I’d begged..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

How Naked Yoga Can Lead To A Better Sex Life | High50.

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“..Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ayn Rand – How Is This Still A Thing?..”

(ed:..a very funny dismantling of rands’ bullshit..)

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ayn Rand – How Is This Still A Thing? (HBO) – YouTube.

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“..Who Rules the World? – How Concentration of Wealth and Political Power Undermines Global Democracy..”

“..We cannot depend on the 1% of the world to lead us away from disaster:

- they caused our global crises in the first place..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Who Rules the World? How Concentration of Wealth and Political Power Undermines Global Democracy | Alternet.

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“..Paul Krugman: Deluded New Majority in Congress Insists We’re Living in an Ayn Rand Novel..”

“..Why years of failed economic policy may get even worse..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Paul Krugman: Deluded New Majority in Congress Insists We’re Living in an Ayn Rand Novel | Alternet.

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“..5 Things Powerful People in Washington Believe – That Have No Basis in Reality..”

“..People in Washington don’t have time for reality.

They’re lost in a world of their own..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

5 Things Powerful People in Washington Believe That Have No Basis in Reality | Alternet.

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“..7 Leading Candidates for Corporate Rip-Off of the Year..”

“..These acts of corporate treachery take billions of dollars from the American people…”

(cont..)

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7 Leading Candidates for Corporate Rip-Off of the Year | 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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“..160 years of war photography: an audiovisual guide to the world’s most powerful conflict images..”

“..some of the most iconic images of war..”

(cont..)

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160 years of war photography: an audiovisual guide to the world’s most powerful conflict images | Art and design | The Guardian.

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“..The golden age of London’s hipster scene: Jonny Woo celebrates 90s Shoreditch..”

“..Gentrification has transformed the former east London hangout of artists and designers -

- but the area’s best years are being remembered in a one-man show..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

The golden age of London’s hipster scene: Jonny Woo celebrates 90s Shoreditch | Cities | The Guardian.

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“..What’s the right relationship between technology companies and journalism?..”

“..Facebook and other social media are huge deliverers of content -

- and they are also hosting news discussion..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

What’s the right relationship between technology companies and journalism? | Media | The Guardian.

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“..Koh Tao’s dark side: dangers of island where Britons were murdered..”

“..Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed in Koh Tao -

- where fear of mafia involvement hides under paradisical façade..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Koh Tao’s dark side: dangers of island where Britons were murdered | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Bohemia isn’t lost – It has just gone underground..”

“..David Hockney may lament the passing of bohemianism -

- but it is a state of mind that is still alive -

- if harder to find..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Bohemia isn’t lost. It has just gone underground | Elizabeth Wilson | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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“..Five albums to try this week: Sleaford Mods – Mary J Blige – and more..”

“..stream five new albums out today -

- and tell us what you’ll be listening to..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Five albums to try this week: Sleaford Mods, Mary J Blige and more | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Sweet Peach won’t make vaginas smell like fruit – or taste of Diet Coke..”

“..Remember Sweet Peach?

The ‘personalised probiotic supplement’ announced just last week -

- which was supposed to make vaginas smell like peach?..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Sweet Peach won’t make vaginas smell like fruit or taste of Diet Coke | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..It’s class – not whether a baby is breastfed – that determines life chances..”

“..Paying working-class women to breastfeed doesn’t address the reasons for their choice -

- or the economic factors that are really driving inequality..”

(cont..)

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It’s class, not whether a baby is breastfed, that determines life chances | Eliane Glaser | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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“..What’s Yik Yak – and how does it differ from Twitter?..”

“..It’s an anonymous messaging app – thought up by US students Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington.

You can only communicate with people in your vicinity -

- but that isn’t stopping investors pouring hundred of millions of dollars into it..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

What’s Yik Yak and how does it differ from Twitter? | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Andy Warhol’s psychedelic endangered animals – in pictures..”

“..Warhol – ever the animal-lover – was approached by environmental activists in the 80s -

- to make a set of rainbow silkscreens that showed the horrifying numbers of near-extinct animals around the world.

Get ready to enter Andy’s ark..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Andy Warhol’s psychedelic endangered animals – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

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“..William Shatner explores new worlds of self-publishing and Kickstarter..”

“..Star Trek’s Captain Kirk turns to crowd-funding to finance new book -

- on how to reinvent yourself after 50..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

William Shatner explores new worlds of self-publishing and Kickstarter | Books | The Guardian.

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“..Mumbai is on the verge of imploding..”

“..Residents of this overburdened and polluted megacity are held hostage by a politician-builder nexus -

- that allows rampant ‘development’ -

- to fuel its descent into urban hell..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

‘Mumbai is on the verge of imploding’ | Cities | The Guardian.

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“..Turkey’s president: Women aren’t equal to men..”

“..Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared women aren’t equal to men -

- and launched a bitter attack against feminists -

- saying they reject motherhood..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Turkey’s president: Women aren’t equal to men – World – NZ Herald News.

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“..Twelve Questions: Andrew Little..”

“..Labour leader Andrew Little grew up in a right-wing family.

At 18 he discovered his father had two earlier marriages..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Twelve Questions: Andrew Little – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Key’s office in gun over SIS..”

“..A report by New Zealand’s intelligence watchdog Cheryl Gwyn -

- has found attack blogger Cameron Slater requested and published politically damaging material about former Labour Leader Phil Goff from the SIS -

- after being instructed to ask for the material by Prime Minister John Key’s staff..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Key’s office in gun over SIS – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..BMW’s i3 named Green Car of the Year..”

“..BMW’s i8 has been named the 2015 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles auto show.

The all-electric plug-in vehicle is a high-performance sports car with a conscience..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

BMW’s i3 named Green Car of the Year | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Another Gull station docks pay after thefts..”

“..Another petrol station admits docking workers’ wages-

- to pay for drive-off petrol thieves..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Another Gull station docks pay after thefts | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Swiss museum accepts Nazi-era art hoard..”

“..A Swiss museum will accept a German recluse’s bequest of a spectacular trove -

- of more than 1000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Swiss museum accepts Nazi-era art hoard | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Lorde all lit up on American Awards stage..” (video..)

“..Lorde has delivered a showstopping performance at the American Music Awards..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Lorde all lit up on American Awards stage | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Lorde ‘epilepsy’ tweet offends..”

“..Former MP Tau Henare is under fire for a tweet suggesting Lorde’s dance moves look like she has a disorder.

Earlier Henare tweeted:

‘Just wondering if #Lorde has epilepsy’..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Lorde ‘epilepsy’ tweet offends | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..110kmh limit moves closer..”

“..The Government is warming to the idea of a 110kmh speed limit on the best roads –

- and has confirmed it is under serious consideration for several new motorways..’

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

110kmh limit moves closer | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Grotesque inequality is not a natural part of being human..”

“..Studies showing we are innately selfless -

- debunk the idea that dog-eat-dog capitalism is our only option..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Grotesque inequality is not a natural part of being human | Owen Jones | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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“..Record numbers of working families in poverty due to low-paid jobs..”

“..Most taking up jobs are trapped on less than living wage..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Record numbers of working families in poverty due to low-paid jobs | Society | The Guardian.

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“..PM’s office pushed Slater to dig up dirt on Goff..”

“..A report by New Zealand’s intelligence watchdog Cheryl Gwyn -

- has found attack blogger Cameron Slater requested and published politically damaging material about former Labour Leader Phil Goff from the SIS -

- after being instructed to ask for the material by Prime Minister John Key’s staff..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

PM’s office pushed Slater to dig up dirt on Goff – report – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..The Incredible Story Of The Women Were Were Meant To Be The First Astronauts..”

“..During the early 1960s – both men and women underwent the arduous and at times bizarre training program -

- to have the chance to be some of the first NASA astronauts in history.

When the training was over – many of the women finalists had higher scores than the men -

- but instead of going to space -

- they were completely excluded from the final selection pool..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

The Incredible Story Of The Women Were Were Meant To Be The First Astronauts – Utne Altwire.

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“..Lose the 24-Hour News..”

“..Inspired by the Slow Food Movement –

- Peter Laufer advocates for a critical look at the 24-hour news cycle -

- that provides ‘fast-food-like empty-calories news’..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Lose the 24-Hour News – Media – Utne Reader.

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“..There’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years – and my class has won..”

“..New research out of Oxfam proves Warren Buffet was right -

- and suggests income inequality is only getting worse..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

“There’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won” – Salon.com.

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“..The P.G. Wodehouse of environmental writing: Why Lydia Millet is the funniest literary writer you may never have read..”

“..A comic thriller about mermaids – the natural world and ruthless capitalism?

Yes – it’s possible – and it’s great..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

The P.G. Wodehouse of environmental writing: Why Lydia Millet is the funniest literary writer you may never have read – Salon.com.

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“..Doing heroin with my dad..”

“..I know I should say those sordid hours were a waste of time.

Instead, they were the happiest days of my life..”

(cont..)

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Doing heroin with my dad – Salon.com.

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