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“..From Sofia Coppola’s “Bling Ring” – to Ryan Gosling’s latest..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cannes: The 10 hottest movies – Salon.com.
“..French officials are considering a new levy on internet-connected devices – - to help fund cultural initiatives..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Taxing technology to save the arts – Salon.com.
“..The politics of hope – and the politics of nope..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 6 reasons Obama is losing the left – Salon.com.
“..We wrote about both of those scandals in last month’s Rolling Stone article “Everything is Rigged.” In that piece finance professionals talked about the potential for manipulation in other markets that involve voluntary price reporting: What other markets out there … Continue reading
“..There is a ‘side story’ going on in the American media – – both the electronic and print about the Islamist jihadists lethal attack on the American ‘post’ in Benghazi Libya last September 11 which killed American ambassador Christopher Steven … Continue reading
“..Dictionary of Numbers is a Chrome extension that watches your browsing activity for mentions of large numerical measurements – - and automatically inserts equivalences in real-world terms that are meant to clarify things. For example a story about a 300,000 … Continue reading
“..The good people at Adafruit have an easy way to make your Chucks glow! Make your logo light up with this simple Converse sneaker mod. All you need is EL panel and an inverter tucked into the tongue of your … Continue reading
“..The tortilla printer – tentatively named the miMasa3000 – is scheduled for a summer launch – - with Molinero anticipating big Christmas sales in the fourth quarter. No price has been set for the product – but analysts think it … Continue reading
“..Hacking Politics is a firsthand account of how a ragtag band of activists and technologists overcame a $90 million lobbying machine – - to defeat the most serious threat to Internet freedom in memory. The book is a revealing look … Continue reading
“..EFF beats the Trans Pacific Partnership to Peru – sounds the alarm about upcoming brutal – secret – copyright treaty meeting..”
“.. The latest round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership starts today in Lima – Peru. Embedded in the trade agreement is an IP chapter that – according to leaks – exports the worst of US copyright law – - DRM blocks … Continue reading
“..My mom recently found and scanned this fantastic family heirloom – - a 1917 edition of “Lee’s Priceless Recipes – A Collection of Famous Formulas and Simple Methods For Farmers – Dairymen – Housekeepers – Mechanics – Manufacturers – Druggists … Continue reading
“..Kaja and Phil Foglio have launched a Kickstarter to fund the printing of volume 12 of the wonderful Girl Genius webcomic – - and to reprint the older books. These are multi-award-winning – independent – steampunk delights..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading
“..The epic inside story of long-term criminal fraud at Ranbaxy – - the Indian drug company that makes generic Lipitor for millions of Americans..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Dirty medicine – Fortune Features.
“..Plan unveiled that would allow patients to sign a disclaimer asking for help to end their lives..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> ‘Death contracts’ could give terminally ill the right to die – Health News – Health & Families – The … Continue reading
“..OK – let’s be generous to Diane Abbott. In a speech to the think-tank Demos today – the Labour MP warned that we are facing a “crisis of masculinity”. Fundamental changes in our society – particularly the structure of families … Continue reading
“..It was Gordon’s least successful makeover. In 81 episodes of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares – he’s brought his unique blend of judgement – condemnation – encouragement – and shouting – to 81 failing restaurants in the States – - and … Continue reading
ed:..could the economics reporter on tvone breakfast be more rightwing/an apologist for this fuck-the-poor govt..? ..it is almost skin-crawling..her efforts to prove to the powers that be that she will be an obedient gate-keeper for them.. ..and i am still … Continue reading
“..A beleagured President François Hollande went on the offensive today – - calling for an “economic government” for the Eurozone – and “political union” in Europe within two years. Stung by accusations that he has been too passive in his … Continue reading
“..Depression and physical decline are more likely than for those staying in work -study reports..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Work longer, live healthier? How retirement can seriously damage your health – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent.
“..Move comes in the same week as man tries to sell another variant on eBay for $5 million..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The real thing? Historian publishes Coca Cola’s ‘secret formula’ – Americas – World – The Independent.
“..As climate change worsens – the internal strains in the environmentalist movement are starting to show..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> It’s Not Easy Being Green.
“..Today – politics is a rich mans’ game..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How Billionaires Took Over American Democracy | Alternet.
“..Public opinion on the topic of climate change is notoriously fickle – - changing – quite literally sometimes – with the weather..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tom Zeller Jr.: Scientists Agree (Again): Climate Change Is Happening.
“..The UN describes bugs as “mini-livestock” – - Congresswoman Gwen Moore rides shotgun – - and Cyndi Lauper outlines her Broadway musical – “Kinky Boots.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> May 15, 2013 – Cyndi Lauper – The Colbert Report – … Continue reading
“..The Obama administration is hit by Hurricane Scandy – - Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney call for more government accountability – - and Olympia Snowe considers bipartisanship..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> May 15, 2013 – Olympia Snowe – The Daily … Continue reading
“..The 19th-century thinker identified exploitation – - and questioned the automatic self-regulation of a capitalist economy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Is Marx still relevant? | Books | The Guardian.
“..Bands such as the Dream Syndicate – the Long Ryders – and the Bangles – - created a sound that so influenced Prince – he named his label and studio after it..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Paisley Underground: the 1980s … Continue reading
“..After police were called to break up Star Wars and Doctor Who enthusiasts at the Norwich Sci-Fi and Film convention – - it’s best to know your fandoms to avoid similar intergalactic clashes..” (ed:..this one has had me bellowing with … Continue reading
“..Portraits of Tom Waits taken over the past 35 years join the musician’s own strangely surreal and revealing images – in a sumptuous new photobook..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tom Waits – through the lens of photographer Anton Corbijn | … Continue reading
“..MPs react with incredulity to claims the company did not carry out advertising sales in the UK – - despite £3bn a year in revenues..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Google branded devious over tax arrangements | Technology | guardian.co.uk.
“..Party leader takes shelter in police riot van – - as demonstrators chant: ‘Ukip scum off our streets’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Nigel Farage flees barrage of abuse from Edinburgh protesters | Politics | The Guardian.
“..The iconic Takapuna Beach camping ground is doomed – - and an $8 million high-performance sail training centre proposed in its place faces an uphill struggle for resource consent. After months of hot public debate – a panel of commissioners … Continue reading
“..The Government will waste no time selling down Meridian Energy – - with Treasury officials expected to meet investment bankers on Monday – - in a beauty contest designed to decide who will help float the country’s largest power company. … Continue reading
“..Last night, Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill was crowned queen of the airwaves. She knocked Mike Hosking off his perch to win Best Talk or Current Affairs Host – a category he’d won the last three years. Hill’s eponymous weekend … Continue reading
“..Having doubts over climate change and the role of humans? You’re unlikely to find many scientists who share your uncertainty. That is the finding of a University of Queensland-led study that surveyed the abstracts of almost 12,000 scientific papers from … Continue reading
“..A Nelson man’s belief in democratic processes – and a bit of help from his Queenstown-based mate – may lead to Parliament getting its first 0800 number..” Retiree Owen Houliston communicates with a prepaid mobile phone and has no computer. … Continue reading
“..State housing tenants may be forced to move out of their homes after a review of their circumstances..”
“..About 3000 out of 70,000 tenants could be shifted if they were found to be no longer of “high need”..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> State Tenants Face ‘High Need’ Review – national | Stuff.co.nz.
“.. Student loan defaulters living overseas can expect to be arrested at the border when harsher penalties kick in next year. The “last threat option” is expected to start clawing back some of the $400 million now owed by debtors … Continue reading
“..Toasted sesame seeds for bacon-like flavour? Some of Britain’s best chefs give their tips on how to jazz up meat-free meals..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How to get the best out of vegetarian cooking | Life and style | The … Continue reading
“..Guardian investigation shows key role of British-based staff – - in pushing tax rulebook to its limits..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Amazon faces new questions over tax | Technology | The Guardian.