“..The truth about shaving: Debunking the biggest myth ever about body hair..”

“..What we think we know about hair on our faces and legs-

- is actually just a big ol’ urban legend..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

The truth about shaving: Debunking the biggest myth ever about body hair – Salon.com.

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“..The right’s jobs debacle: Here’s how to bring unemployment down to zero..”

“..Want to crush poverty?

Here’s how the government can end joblessness..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

The right’s jobs debacle: Here’s how to bring unemployment down to zero – Salon.com.

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“..H a r l a  n  C o u n t y USA..” (doco – 107 mins..)

“..This documentary will help to remind us that our freedoms and working conditions were not won by U.S. soldiers in foreign lands -

- but through the suffering and sweat of our fathers and grand fathers -

- in their struggle against commercial interests..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

H a r l a  n  C o u  n t y USA.

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“..The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals..” 

“..These faux environmental organizations are designed to neutralize resistance.

And their presence exposes the march’s failure to adopt a meaningful agenda -

- or pose a genuine threat to power..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals   : Information Clearing House – ICH.

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“..Wal-Mart manager speaks out about his store’s ugly reality..”

“..From no time off – to working multiple roles at once-

- here’s what’s really going on at the mega-chain..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Exclusive: Wal-Mart manager speaks out about his store’s ugly reality – Salon.com.

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“..Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word..”

“..This and other shocking statistics revealed for Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent.

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“..’nude photo hacker’ claims there are hundreds more celebrity images to be published..”

“..Apple yet to comment on iCloud allegations -

- while Jennifer Lawrence spokesperson condemns ‘violation of privacy’..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

4Chan ‘nude photo hacker’ claims there are hundreds more celebrity images to be published – News – People – The Independent.

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“..Peters’ bottom-line..”

“..NZ First won’t support any party after the election that does not support a royal commission of inquiry into the Government’s conduct -

- leader Winston Peters says..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Peters’ bottom-line – politics – national | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Is Apple’s iCloud safe after leak of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities’ nude photos?..”

“..Apple has been implicated in leaks involving Jennifer Lawrence – Kate Hudson – Rihanna – and others..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Is Apple’s iCloud safe after leak of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities’ nude photos? – Gadgets and Tech – Life and Style – The Independent.

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“..Al Pacino on suffering from depression: ‘It can last and it’s terrifying’..”

“..The veteran actor said that he felt ‘spared’ -

- and ‘lucky’ that he is yet to have been derailed by the mental health condition..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Al Pacino on suffering from depression: ‘It can last and it’s terrifying’ – People – News – The Independent.

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comment@whoar..a couple of questions for david parker..

question for david parker:

you have already stated that labour has no policies to help the childless-poor..

..so how would tulleys’ situation have been any different under a labour govt..?

..and could you tell us why labour will not support the universal basic income policies of int/mana and the greens..?

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“..24 Years Of America’s Unemployment Rate In 10 Seconds..”

(ed:..2009 was a bit of a shocker..)

(cont..)

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24 Years Of America’s Unemployment Rate In 10 Seconds.

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“..The Bizarre Day Jobs Of 20 Famous Authors..”

“..here are the first jobs and day jobs of twenty of literature’s most famous and distinguished figures..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

The Bizarre Day Jobs Of 20 Famous Authors | Paul Anthony Jones.

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“..American Religious – Political Ideologies Revealed – In One Graph..”

“..Despite the separation of church and state in the U.S.-

- religious groups often tend to have fairly delineated stances on political and social issues..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

American Religious, Political Ideologies Revealed In One Graph.

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“..10 Things to Look For in Ken Burns’ Much Anticipated New History of the Roosevelts..”

“..The Roosevelts were involved in some of the most tumultuous and significant times of the 20th century..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

10 Things to Look For in Ken Burns’ Much Anticipated New History of the Roosevelts | Alternet.

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“..Arundhati Roy: How Corporate Power Converted Wealth Into Philanthropy for Social Control..”

“..The new book ‘Capitalism: A Ghost Story’ explores the blurred connection between corporations -

- and the foundations they endow..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Arundhati Roy: How Corporate Power Converted Wealth Into Philanthropy for Social Control | Alternet.

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“..You Don’t Know What ‘Libertarian’ Means..”

“..If you want to know what libertarianism is all about – don’t ask a libertarian -

- because most of them don’t know.

A new poll from Pew Research found that only 11% of those surveyed who identified themselves as libertarian -

- were correctly able to identify the very basic meaning of libertarianism..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

You Don’t Know What ‘Libertarian’ Means | Alternet.

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“..Modern Pestilence: Leaf Blowers Generate Infuriating Noise – Toxic Gases – and Hazardous Dust..”

“..Blasting out air at hurricane-force speeds -

- leaf blowers disburse allergens – toxins – pollutants and pathogens -

- into the air we breathe..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>?

Modern Pestilence: Leaf Blowers Generate Infuriating Noise, Toxic Gases and Hazardous Dust | Alternet.

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“..What If Everything We Know About Treating Depression Is Wrong?..”

“..Scientific studies indicate that current medications target the wrong parts of the brain..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

What If Everything We Know About Treating Depression Is Wrong? | Alternet.

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“..Pessimism won’t do. We need an energy revolution..”

“..Government could achieve so much – like investment in tidal or solar tech..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Pessimism won’t do. We need an energy revolution | Zoe Williams | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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“..End of the Road festival review – expertly curated indie rock..”

“..American upstarts St Paul and the Broken Bones deliver a stupendous set -

- while indie darling St Vincent triumphs..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

End of the Road festival review – expertly curated indie rock | Music | The Guardian.

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“..The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It review – Owen Jones’s biting critique of the elite..”

“..A passionate account of injustice -

- reveals the lies peddled by our leaders..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It review – Owen Jones’s biting critique of the elite | Books | The Guardian.

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“..Jimi: All Is by My Side: watch a clip from the Hendrix biopic..”

“..Watch a clip from the new film about legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Jimi: All Is by My Side: watch a clip from the Hendrix biopic – video | Film | The Guardian.

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“..Tricky – Adrian Thaws: album stream..”

“..Have a listen to the Bristol maverick’s eleventh album..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Tricky – Adrian Thaws: Exclusive album stream | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Feisty – flounce – and bossy: the words used to put women down..”

“..Do you ever hear men described as ‘hysterical’?

Do people say they ‘whine’ or ‘nag’?

Thought not.

Here are eight sexist words we’d like to never hear from again..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Feisty, flounce and bossy: the words used to put women down | Life and style | The Guardian.

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“..How Britain is committing crimes against international cuisine..”

“..From lasagne sandwiches to chicken tikka-flavoured Blackpool rock -

- Britons’ eagerness to embrace ‘foreign food’ -

- has resulted in some atrocities that other nations find hard to stomach..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

How Britain is committing crimes against international cuisine | Life and style | The Guardian.

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“..Japan’s annual dolphin slaughter begins at Taiji cove..”

“..The annual catch – in which people from the southwestern town corral hundreds of dolphins into a secluded bay and butcher them -

- was thrust into the global spotlight in 2009 -

- when it became the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Japan’s annual dolphin slaughter begins at Taiji cove | Environment | The Guardian.

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“..N Ireland children sent to Australia were sexually abused – inquiry told..”

“..Children as young as five were subjected to severe hardship and sexual and physical abuse-

- inquiry chairman reveals..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

N Ireland children sent to Australia were sexually abused, inquiry told | UK news | The Guardian.

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“..Hong Kong voters ‘would be confused by too many candidates’..”

“..Pro-democracy activists escorted from speech by Beijing official -

- as civil disobedience campaign is launched in city..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Hong Kong voters ‘would be confused by too many candidates’ | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Nato to create high-readiness force to counter Russian threat..”

“..Spearhead force will be made up of around 4,000 troops-

- with capacity to ‘travel light but strike hard’ -

- according to Nato..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Nato to create high-readiness force to counter Russian threat | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Mai Chen: New powers to compel will drive Judith Collins inquiry..”

“..When Judith Collins resigned on Saturday – she asked the Prime Minister to hold an inquiry so she could clear her name.

The new Inquiries Act 2013 means that such an inquiry will essentially have the same powers as a Royal Commission of inquiry -

- whether it is called one or not..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Mai Chen: New powers to compel will drive Judith Collins inquiry – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Swap that after-dinner coffee – for a healthier cup of tea..”

“..you should swap that coffee for a cup of tea if you want to live longer – health experts have pronounced.

Researchers in France who compared mortality among tea and coffee drinkers -

- found that death rates from non-cardiac causes were 24 per cent lower among regular tea-drinkers -

- than among those who chose coffee..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Swap that after-dinner coffee for a healthier cup of tea – Life & Style – NZ Herald News.

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key/slater cartoon..

(ed:..heh..!..)

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Cartoon: Aliens… – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Vote will decide who controls price you pay for electricity..”

“..Power bills have been rising relentlessly.

The two sides of politics are divided on house best to rein that in –

- competition or regulation..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Vote will decide who controls price you pay for electricity – National – NZ Herald News.

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collins claims rawshark-dump is ‘fake’…

“..The Rawshark files have Ms Collins contacting Slater late at night in September 2011 to complain about a TVNZ interview subject’s views on the Urewera raids.

Charges against 13 of the 17 people charged had just been dropped creating a contentious issue for Ms Collins to manage as police minister.

Slater is quoted telling Ms Collins he had an ‘interesting chat with [Police Association president] Greg O’Connor’ on the subject.

‘There might be a stray video arrive in my PO Box this week’ – he is said to have told her.

Ms Collins is quoted replying:

‘Oh gosh, what a shock. The sort of thing that people who are no longer before the courts would want seen’.

Slater is said to have responded:

‘Terrible – not the kind of thing they would want seen since they are portraying themselves as nice people’..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

New leak claim hits Collins – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Whale Oil blogger left out of probe..”

“..An inquiry into the events surrounding Judith Collins’ downfall -

- will not examine the relationship between her and Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater or the Serious Fraud Office investigation into Hanover Finance – Prime Minister John Key says..”

(cont..)

(ed:..um..!..why not..?..)

go to source/story>>>

Whale Oil blogger left out of probe – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..WINZ killings: Inside the mind of accused gunman – his plea for help..”

“..The suspect at the centre of yesterday’s triple shooting was a sick homeless man -

- who had returned to Ashburton to die..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

WINZ killings: Inside the mind of accused gunman – his plea for help – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Dunne won’t read ‘muck-raking’ Dirty Politics..”

“.. When questioned about the ethics and integrity of politics in the book’s aftermath – incumbent MP Peter Dunne – the UnitedFuture leader – said he would not read it -

- and labelled it ‘muckraking’.

Green candidate Tane Woodley said it seemed strange, given Collins and Slater were both ‘extremely litigious’ -

- that nobody had been sued over the contents of the book..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Dunne won’t read ‘muck-raking’ Dirty Politics | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Who’s investigating who?..”

“..In the tangle of complaints – inquiries – and probes stemming from the Dirty Politics saga -

- we explain who exactly is investigating who..”

(cont..)

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Who’s investigating who? – politics – national | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Bloggers targeted business journalist..”

“..Documents show lobbyist Carrick Graham and bloggers Cathy Odgers and Cameron Slater targeted media outlets and commentators that were critical of ‘the team’ -

- for attacks.

Emails hacked by Rawshark show the trio specifically targeted Bernard Hickey and the financial news website interest.co.nz..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Bloggers targeted business journalist | Stuff.co.nz.

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