“..Revealed: The streets with cheapest homes..”

“..A humble road in central Kawarau has been revealed as a bargain hunter’s dream -

- laying claim to the cheapest stretch of residential real estate anywhere in New Zealand..”

(con..)

go to source/story>>>

Revealed: The streets with cheapest homes – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..More programmes in student cash probe..”

“..A probe that has already uncovered nearly $10 million in misappropriated tertiary funding -

- is to be expanded to include a dozen suspect programmes around the country..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

More programmes in student cash probe – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Treated meat sewage and animal waste may soon be discharged into the Waimakariri River..”

“..Treated meat sewage and animal waste is likely to be discharged into the Waimakariri River twice a year -

- if a controversial consent is granted..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Consent sought to discharge into river – national | Stuff.co.nz.

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bennett clings to rennie…(ed:..this clown gets paid a half a million bucks a year..(!)..whoar..!..eh..?..)

“..States Services Minister Paula Bennett says commissioner Iain Rennie retains her confidence -

- despite opposition calls for him to be stood down -

- over his handling of a sexual harassment complaint against former Cera boss Roger Sutton..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Call to dump Rennie – politics – national | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Alarm at ‘draconian’ leaked spy law..”

“..Controversial ‘temporary’ terror law changes to crack down on suspected foreign fighters – will come before Parliament this week –

- and a leaked draft reveals they will be in place until 2018.

Previously unseen proposals would see the passports of wannabe jihadis – cancelled while the holders are overseas -

- leaving them stateless –

- in a breach of an international ban.

And the Security Intelligence Service will be able to request a suspected terrorist be temporarily stripped of their travel documents for 10 working days -

- without providing evidence..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Alarm at ‘draconian’ leaked spy law | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Bible: tl;dr edition..”

“..Cabbagetroll’s masterful summary of the Bible (both testaments)..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Bible: tl;dr edition – Boing Boing.

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“..Urban Planning Ideas for 2030 – When Billions Will Live in Megacities..”

“..How can urban planners make cities more livable for everyone?..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Urban Planning Ideas for 2030, When Billions Will Live in Megacities | WIRED.

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“..How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion?..”

“..The latest installment of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy looks at the massive business empire of Star Wars..”

(cont..)

go to source/story><>>

How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion? | WIRED.

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“..When Jessica Simpson and Ozzy Osbourne shared a stage: The most surprising duets in history..”

“..Some were train wrecks.

Some were strangely brilliant.

But all were very weird..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

When Jessica Simpson and Ozzy Osbourne shared a stage: The most surprising duets in history – Salon.com.

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“..The real JFK mystery – 50 years later: Why the infamous murder must be reinvestigated..”

“..On the 50th anniversary – so many questions remain.

Here’s why every piece of evidence must be viewed in a new light..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

The real JFK mystery, 50 years later: Why the infamous murder must be reinvestigated – Salon.com.

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“..Marijuana May Hold Promise As Treatment For PTSD..”

“..More than 5 million people suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) annually -

- and new research suggests that cannabis may help them find relief -

- and may even offer better care than the current class of drugs commonly used to treat the disorder..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Marijuana May Hold Promise As Treatment For PTSD.

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“..Brian Rudman: Save a landmark and cut rent costs..”

“..We’re told “the council has no identified operational or service requirements for the building” after that time.

That seems to forget there are hundreds of council employees scattered around the city in expensive rental accommodation.

We’re paying $820,800 a year rental for example -

- for AMP Tower space for Auckland Transport and City Rail Link tunnel project advisers.

The Maori Statutory Board is in plush offices in Viaduct Harbour.

Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development occupies two floors of the old harbour board offices on Princes Wharf..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Brian Rudman: Save a landmark and cut rent costs – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Bernard Hickey: Motorway spending a dead end..”

“..Why is the Government over-spending on motorways -

- when new technologies could render them white elephants?..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Bernard Hickey: Motorway spending a dead end – Motoring – NZ Herald News.

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herald on sunday does a pro-dotcom editorial..(a happening as rare as a moa-sighting..)

“..Dotcom is here because his skills and investments were once considered valuable for this country.

They could yet be..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Herald on Sunday Editorial: Chastened Dotcom – The show’s not over – Politics – NZ Herald News.

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“..Mass killer working as art tutor..”

“..When contacted by the Herald on Sunday this week -

- Inverlochy Art School manager Mark Marriott was stunned to hear of Anderson’s background..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Mass killer working as art tutor – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..The fall of the house of Dotcom..”

“..He’s gone from folk hero to a lonely man rattling round in his mansion -

- and now Kim Dotcom is facing a return to prison..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

The fall of the house of Dotcom – National – NZ Herald News.

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rolling stones review…

“..The music was still as intoxicating as ever -

- with crowd pleasers Honky Tonk Woman – Miss You – Midnight Rambler -

- and Gimme Shelter..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Concert review: Rock legends give satisfaction – Entertainment – NZ Herald News.

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“..Checkout girls made to pay for theft..”

“..A supermarket boss told teenage checkout girls to fork out up to $700 -

- when organised thieves walked off with full trolleys.

Pak ‘nSave has confirmed the wage-docking incident at its Whakatane store..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Checkout girls made to pay for theft – national | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Russell Brand’s Epic Tangents Leave Jimmy Fallon Speechless..”

“..Brand used his wordsmithing skills to completely dominate the segment..”

(cont..)

(ed:..brand basically both dances all around fallon..

..and leaves him wallowing in his wake..)

go to source/story>>>

Russell Brand’s Epic Tangents Leave Jimmy Fallon Speechless During ‘Word Sneak’.

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“..If Life Is a Game – What Are the Rules?..”

“..A new report from the National Center on Family Homelessness – indicates that 1 in 30 American children were homeless last year.

That’s a staggering figure that all Americans ought to be thrown by -

- because it speaks to the dysfunction of our economic recovery -

- as well as the lapses in the American Dream.

It also speaks to a fact of urban life in America:

- that Americans living in poverty don’t know the ‘rules of the game’..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

If Life Is a Game, What Are the Rules? | Stuart Muszynski.

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“..Revealed: Rising Inequality Kills American Jobs..” 

“..They explore how the massive debt which led to the Great Recession -

- the spending collapse that followed -

- and the stagnation that persists -

- are all linked to income inequality.

In the following interview they discuss what their findings mean for America..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Revealed: Rising Inequality Kills American Jobs | Lynn Parramore.

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“..A Rare Look At JFK’s Off-Air Personality..”

“..In the clip – dug up by MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’ -

- Kennedy can be heard speaking candidly about that first televised presidential debate -

- in which Nixon could be seen sweating profusely..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

A Rare Look At JFK’s Off-Air Personality.

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“..It’s Worse Than Imagined: Study Shows Dramatic Correlation Between GMOs – And 22 Diseases..”

“..As GMO crops that use the herbicide glyphosate rise -

- so do a wide range of diseases..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

It’s Worse Than Imagined: Study Shows Dramatic Correlation Between GMOs And 22 Diseases | Alternet.

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“..5 Amazing Things I Learned from the World’s Leaders of the Organic Food Movement..”

“..We can’t indefinitely blanket our farms with synthetic fertilizer -

- or fend off pests and weeds with toxic petrochemicals..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

5 Amazing Things I Learned from the World’s Leaders of the Organic Food Movement | Alternet.

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“..The Weirdness of Realizing That All Your Comedy Heroes Are Monsters in Their Private Lives..”

“..This was before I developed any sense of classism -

- or knew about issues of Black Supremacy -

- or heard about Bill Cosby’s tendency to police other realms of Black culture or Black parenting -

- and this was long before I came to understand the subliminal and seemingly monolithic remnants of House Nigga / Field Nigga bullshit -

- that plague every step that any realm of Black America ever tries to take towards equality..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

The Weirdness of Realizing That All Your Comedy Heroes Are Monsters in Their Private Lives | Alternet.

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“..7 Sh*tiest Things Rich People Did This Week..”

“..Here’s how the mega-wealthy – both corporations and individuals -

- have wreaked havoc on society this week..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

7 Sh*tiest Things Rich People Did This Week | Alternet.

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“..I Went Undercover to Become ‘Ex-Gay’: Inside the Sordid World of Conversion Therapy..”

“..Posing as a confused gay man -

- I journeyed into the world of charlatans and religious conmen..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

I Went Undercover to Become ‘Ex-Gay’: Inside the Sordid World of Conversion Therapy | Alternet.

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“..Ohio men free after 40 years: ‘I’m on an emotional high’..”

“..A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge dismissed the cases against the two men Friday -

- after the key witness against Jackson – Bridgeman and his brother Ronnie Bridgeman at trial -

- a 13-year-old boy -

- recanted last year and said Cleveland police detectives coerced him into testifying that the three killed businessman Harry Franks the afternoon of May 19, 1975..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Ohio men free after 40 years: ‘I’m on an emotional high’ | US news | The Guardian.

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“..Media ‘gagged over bid to report MP child sex cases’..”

“..Security services accused of aiding Westminster paedophilia cover-up..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Media ‘gagged over bid to report MP child sex cases’ | Society | The Guardian.

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“..Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot – That Can Teach Kids to Code..”

“..a low-cost robot called AERobot -

- specifically designed to teach middle school and high school kids the fundamentals of robotics..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code | WIRED.

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“..The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes..”

“..I’ve maintained that the future is always within sight-

- and you don’t need to imagine what’s already there..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes | WIRED.

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“..Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games’ Most Important Characters..”

“..we’d like to offer a definitive ranking of each character and why they’re important to Panem —

- just so you can keep them straight..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games’ Most Important Characters | WIRED.

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“..Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today – Andrew Little..”

(ed:..ya hafta say..wells has got that hosking-impersonation nailed..)

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, Andrew Little « The Daily Blog.

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“..Campaign reflection – Laila Harré reaching out for radical minds..”

“..Today I’ve announced that I will be stepping down from the Internet Party leadership in December..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>EXCLUSIVE: Campaign reflection, Laila Harré reaching out for radical minds « The Daily Blog.

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“..Labour long since betrayed the working class..”

“..The party has simply failed to address concerns among the multitude..”

(cont..)

(ed:..this is about the british labour party..

..but it is most certainly also all about the the new zealand labour party..)

go to source/story>>>

Rochester by-election: Forget Emily Thornberry, Labour long since betrayed the working class – Comment – Voices – The Independent.

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“..Pete Doherty: Now I’m clean – I want to help other addicts..”

“..This is the first time I’ve chosen rehab for myself – and got clean.

Now I want to help others do the same..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Pete Doherty: Now I’m clean I want to help other addicts – Comment – Voices – The Independent.

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“..’Little Things Matter’ Exposes Big Threat To Children’s Brains..”

“..The seven-minute project ‘Little Things Matter’ draws on emerging scientific evidence -

- that even mild exposures to common contaminants can derail normal brain development -

- lowering IQs and raising risks of behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – or ADHD..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

‘Little Things Matter’ Exposes Big Threat To Children’s Brains.

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“..Pat Robertson Says God Is Totally Cool With Speeding..”

ed:..heh..!

(cont..)

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Pat Robertson Says God Is Totally Cool With Speeding.

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“..Listen To Beyonce’s ’7/11′ – And ‘Ring Off’..”

“..though each sounds completely different -

- the tracks still fit well with last year’s self-titled album..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

Listen To Beyonce’s ’7/11′ And ‘Ring Off’.

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“..8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Artist Vincent Van Gogh..”

“..Legend has it that the artist only sold a single painting in his lifetime -

- and van Gogh was no star in the art world.

He lived a life plagued by self-doubt -

- crippled by numerous behavioral conditions..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Artist Vincent Van Gogh.

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