“..15 Pieces of Life Advice From Homer Simpson..”

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

(cont..)

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15 Pieces of Life Advice From Homer Simpson – CollegeHumor Post.

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“..Justin Bieber’s Attempt At Facial Hair – Is Creeping Us Out..”

“..we give you this creepy photo of Justin Bieber’s attempt at facial hair.

The 20-year-old – and his barely-there mustache..”

(cont..)

(ed:..heh..!..he should give-up..and give it a few yrs..)

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Justin Bieber’s Attempt At Facial Hair Is Creeping Us Out.

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“..Why Everybody Is Mad At Rich People..”

“..Rich people have been wondering why everybody is so mad at them -

- when all they do is create jobs – and have better genes – and work harder than the rest of us schlubs.

But it’s no mystery.

The answer to why everybody is mad at rich people (who actually do not create jobs – have better genes – or work harder than the rest of us) -

- can be found in a new study by the Russell Sage Foundation – a New York research group -

- on how the Great Recession affected Americans’ wealth..”

(cont..)

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Why Everybody Is Mad At Rich People.

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“..This Is Your Brain on Legal Drugs: Let’s End the Drug War With a Minimum of Casualties by Following the Science..” 

“..the drug war has been one of the worst domestic-policy catastrophes in American history.

The human toll has been staggering.

Drug offenders make up fully half of our massive inmate population.

Of those – nearly 28 percent are locked up for marijuana-related offenses.

In 2012 some 658,000 people were arrested for marijuana possession -

- and fighting marijuana use alone costs federal and state governments $20 billion a year…”

(cont..)

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This Is Your Brain on Legal Drugs: Let’s End the Drug War With a Minimum of Casualties by Following the Science | Arianna Huffington.

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nz herald ‘makes’ the international-press…for their killed israeli soldier picture screw-up..

“..A New Zealand newspaper had to get itself out of hot water on Sunday -

- after it published a picture of the late ‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn alongside a story of an Israeli soldier killed in Gaza.

The story on the New Zealand Herald’s front page was in honor of Guy Boyland – the 27-year-old combat engineer who died in Gaza last Friday.

But next to the story – where a picture of Boyland should have been -

- was an image of the MTV celebrity who died in a car crash in 2011..”

(cont..)

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Newspaper Runs Image Of ‘Jackass’ Star Instead Of Killed Israeli Soldier.

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“..Why Ukraine Is at the Heart of a Major U.S.-Russia Struggle..”

“..Behind the Ukraine crisis -

- is a story about the $21.6 billion South Stream pipeline project..”

(cont..)

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Why Ukraine Is at the Heart of a Major U.S.-Russia Struggle | Alternet.

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“..5 Ways to Outsmart the Supermarket – and Lose Weight..”

“..How you can avoid buying junk food the next time you’re at the supermarket aisle..”

(cont..)

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5 Ways to Outsmart the Supermarket and Lose Weight | Alternet.

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“..What Happened To The Israeli Generation – That Believed Peace Would Come?..”

“..Twelve years ago – during one of the Israeli army’s military operations (I think it was called ‘Protective Wall’) my husband was called to reserve duty in Gaza.

He was a tank commander during his military service – and was now called to sit in a tank on the border with Gaza-

- while other forces were busy razing the Jenin Refugee Camp in the West Bank to the ground.

His orders were to shoot at anyone coming too close to the border from Gaza.

Most of the people who did come too close were farmers tending to their land.

My husband refused to serve – and was sent to military prison..”

(cont..)

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What Happened To The Israeli Generation That Believed Peace Would Come? | Alternet.

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“..Why the FDA’s Latest Move on Chicken Inspection – Is Literally Full of Shit..”

“..If approved by the USDA -

- a new rule could replace government inspectors with untrained company employees..”

(cont..)

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Why the FDA’s Latest Move on Chicken Inspection Is Literally Full of Sh*t | Alternet.

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“..Having Trouble Reaching Orgasm? – Here’s What Might Help..”

“..Women who focus on erotic thoughts during sex -

- have an easier time reaching orgasm..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Having Trouble Reaching Orgasm? Here’s What Might Help | Alternet.

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“..5 Fascinating Facts About Americans’ Boozing and Smoking Habits..”

“..2. Smoking Correlates to Religious Affiliation

The highest smoking rates in the U.S. are found among those who claim no religious identity.

Mormons and Jews on the other hand – have the lowest rates of any religious group in the country.

This checks out given that Mormon doctrine prohibits smoking -

- and Jewish law discourages the use of cigarettes.

But overall religiosity also corresponds to smoking rates;

- regular church attendance significantly decreases the likelihood of being a smoker -

- and 11% of those who are ‘very religious’ smoke -

- compared with 27% of those who are unreligious..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

5 Fascinating Facts About Americans’ Boozing and Smoking Habits | Alternet.

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“..What Recovery? – You Probably Became Poorer In the Last 10 Years..”

“..From 2003-2013 – ordinary Americans lost a third of their wealth..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

What Recovery? You Probably Became Poorer In the Last 10 Years | Alternet.

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“..6 of the Most Outrageous and Ignorant Celebrity Rants Supporting Israel’s Assault on Gaza..”

“..You wouldn’t believe how ignorant these celebrity rants are..”

(cont..)

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6 of the Most Outrageous and Ignorant Celebrity Rants Supporting Israel’s Assault on Gaza | Alternet.

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“..Ross Burden obituary..”

“..Born in Taradale – in the Hawke’s Bay region of North Island New Zealand – he was adopted by Kelvin Burden – an electrician – and his wife Anne -

- and described his childhood as idyllic.

He told a New Zealand magazine: “As a kid we had a bach [beach house] in Mahia.

We’d have breakfast – then bugger off for the day – either to the beach or the swamp to catch frogs.

A pocket knife – stick of bamboo – and piece of string could keep you entertained for hours.”

While Burden was still a pupil at Taradale high school his love of the outdoors and wildlife led him to take a job looking after animals at a marine tourist park (his idol was the undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau).

Then, he gained a degree in zoology from Auckland University – financing himself through work as a model..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Ross Burden obituary | Tv-and-radio | The Guardian.

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“..Gaza’s only power plant destroyed in Israel’s most intense air strike yet..”

“..At least 100 Palestinians killed -

- as TV and radio outlets – mosque – and refugee camp –

- all targeted – as calls for ceasefire dismissed..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Gaza’s only power plant destroyed in Israel’s most intense air strike yet | World | The Guardian.

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“..Is the internet now just one big human experiment?..”

“..It’s not only Facebook treating us like lab rats.

Dating sites can manipulate our emotions too –

- and blame it on user testing.

The possibilities are endlessly scary..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Is the internet now just one big human experiment? | Dan Gillmor | Commentisfree | The Guardian.

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“..‘Poor doors’ show why we can’t rely on developers for affordable housing..”

“..While the idea of mixed communities and mixed tenure was always faintly patronising -

- even not-so-affordable housing is now bitterly resisted..”

(cont..)

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‘Poor doors’ show why we can’t rely on developers for affordable housing | Owen Hatherley | Commentisfree | The Guardian.

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“..I was ill with hunger – went to prison for stealing food – and became homelesss..”

“..The sanctions became a vicious cycle – as I became too ill to do anything.

When I did get a job interview I looked like a zombie -

- as I had lost so much weight..”

(cont..)

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I was ill with hunger, went to prison for stealing food and became homelesss | Darren Head | Society | The Guardian.

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“..George Monbiot:..The rich want us to believe their wealth is good for us all..”

“..As the justifications for gross inequality collapse -

- only the Green party is brave enough to take on the billionaires’ boot boys..”

(cont..)

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The rich want us to believe their wealth is good for us all | George Monbiot | Commentisfree | The Guardian.

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john oliver has pissed off the thai military-regime…

(ed:..as oliver notes..no thai-holidays for him for awhile..)

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Last Week Tonight S 01 E 12 – John Oliver answers to Thailand – YouTube.

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“..Album spins closer towards its final track as a viable format..”

“..Sales continue to fall and streamed playlists dominate.

But like vinyl – talk of LP’s extinction may be premature..”

(cont..)

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Album spins closer towards its final track as a viable format | Music | The Guardian.

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“..OKCupid: we experiment on users. Everyone does..”

“..Dating service’s co-founder claims it lied to users -

- to test theory about compatibility..”

(cot..)

go to source/story>>>

OKCupid: we experiment on users. Everyone does | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Facebook too big to fail? – Three warnings from Myspace..”

“..Ex-Myspace communications strategist Paul Armstrong warns of the vulnerabilities he sees in Zuckerberg’s social media giant..”

(cont..)

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Facebook too big to fail? Three warnings from Myspace | Media | The Guardian.

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“..The crazy world of Burning Man – festival survival guide..”

“..Attending the Burning Man festival in Nevada is like landing on another planet:

- a vast desert populated by a peaceful – friendly – out-there people -

- with a culture all its own..”

(cont..)

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The crazy world of Burning Man – festival survival guide | Travel | The Guardian.

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“..Max Mosley sues Google over News of the World photos..”

“..High court challenge is aimed at enforcing court order made against tabloid -

- after it printed pictures of F1 boss at sex party..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Max Mosley sues Google over News of the World photos | Media | The Guardian.

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“..Qatar World Cup stadium workers earn as little as 45p an hour..”

“..Pay slips show migrant workers building the al-Wakrah stadium work up to 30 days a month -

- for pay as low as £4.90 a day..”

(cont..)

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Qatar World Cup stadium workers earn as little as 45p an hour | Global-development | The Guardian.

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“..PLO announcement of 24-hour Gaza ceasefire disavowed by Hamas..”

“..Hopes of a new ceasefire in the three-week-old Gaza war rose and then quickly fell on Tuesday afternoon..”

(cont..)

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PLO announcement of 24-hour Gaza ceasefire disavowed by Hamas | World | The Guardian.

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“..Sweeping economic sanctions imposed on Russia by EU..”

“..European capital markets to be closed to Russian banks..”

(cont..)

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Sweeping economic sanctions imposed on Russia by EU | World | The Guardian.

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nigel latta has done a useful doco on inequality in new zealand.. (video..)

(ed:..it screened last nite..and is worthy of yr time/attention..)

(cont..)

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Nigel Latta, Series 1, Episode 4 | TVNZ Ondemand.

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“..New Zealand Herald Editorial: Team Key: Pride comes before a fall..”

“..First the Prime Minister disdained an apology to the woman whose alleged abuser was allowed to leave with diplomatic immunity -

- then the Transport Minister bypassed airport boarding security -

- now the Conservation Minister is telling the Fish and Game Council to back off the issue of dairy farms’ river pollution.

New Zealanders are quick to punish governments that come to believe they are ‘too big for their boots’..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Editorial: Team Key: Pride comes before a fall – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Southern Alps snow – ice – vanishing..”

“..A third of the permanent snow and ice on the Southern Alps has vanished..”

(cont..)

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Southern Alps snow, ice vanishing – National – NZ Herald News.

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that disgusting rightwing piece of crap/odious-oink…’mr whyte’ from act..plays the maori-bashing card…

“..Maori are legally privileged in New Zealand today -

- just as the Aristocracy were legally privileged in pre-revolutionary France..”

(cont..)

(ed:..ew..!..just ‘ew..!’…)

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Act’s Whyte calls for end to race based laws – Election 2014 – NZ Herald News.

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“..Luxury oil summit during Rugby Cup was an ‘investment’..”

“..Energy Minister Simon Bridges is defending a $240,000 bill for taxpayers -

- to wine and dine 11 oil executives during the 2011 Rugby World Cup..”

(cont..)

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Luxury oil summit during Rugby Cup was an ‘investment’ – National – NZ Herald News.

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key as mafia-don…

(ed:..as goldsmith kisses his ring..)

(cont..)

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Cartoon: Take one for the team – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Iwi probes $20m trust account gap..”

“..Inquiry looks at handling of Tuwharetoa’s $66 million ‘Treelords’ settlement -

- and if some payments justified..”

(cont..)

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Iwi probes $20m trust account gap – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Les Mills tells members what to wear in front row..”

“..Participants in the first few rows may only wear Reebok – or Les Mills Clothing..”

(cont..)

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Les Mills tells members what to wear in front row – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Jaguar buys massive classic car collection..”

“..Jaguar is believed to have parted with nearly NZ$200 million for the largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world.

The collection of 543 cars is dominated by Jaguars..”

(cont..)

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Jaguar buys massive classic car collection | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Christchurch housing ‘human rights issue’..”

“..The Human Rights Commission has called on the Government to sort out Christchurch’s ‘inadequate’ housing situation -

- which it says is falling below international standards.

The commission says Cantabrians’ rights to habitable and affordable housing are being breached post-quake..”

(cont..)

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Christchurch housing ‘human rights issue’ | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Internet Mana leader to take on Key..”

“..Internet Mana leader Laila Harre will take on Prime Minister John Key in the Helensville electorate.

Harre says she wants to debate Key at candidate meetings-

- and says he has ‘some explaining to do’..”

(cont..)

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Internet Mana leader to take on Key | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..The new Hobbit trailer is here..”

(ed:..does anyone still care..?..)

(cont..)

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The new Hobbit trailer is here | Stuff.co.nz.

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