“..Why a company you’ve never heard of is about to take over the world..”

“..Chinese tech company Alibaba goes public tomorrow in what could be the largest IPO ever.

But who are they?..”

(cont..)

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Why a company you’ve never heard of is about to take over the world – Salon.com.

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“..How U2 became the most hated band in America..”

“..Now they’re an Internet punchline..”

(cont..)

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How U2 became the most hated band in America – Salon.com.

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“..Tools of the Writer’s Trade: A Reading List..”

“..What are the stories behind our storytelling tools?..”

(cont..)

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Tools of the Writer’s Trade: A Reading List | Longreads Blog.

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“..The First Record Producers..”

“..The rise and fall of Joe Meek and Phil Spector..”

(cont..)

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The First Record Producers — Cuepoint — Medium.

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“..Thoroughly Modern Marxism..”

“..A Marxist upbringing – graduating into a recession -

- and a lineage of missed opportunities -

- make a brutal combination..”

(cont..)

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Thoroughly Modern Marxism – The Morning News.

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“..Te Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira is issuing an 11th hour call to arms..”

“..asking voters to ignore the calls from National – Labour – and NZ First -

- to support his Labour opponent Kelvin Davis.

The Mana leader has been targeted in the last days of the campaign -

- with John Key – David Cunliffe – and Winston Peters -

- all endorsing Mr Davis..”

(cont..)

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Election 2014: Hone’s call to arms after Winston backs Kelvin – National – NZ Herald News.

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a look back at this election..from 50 yrs in the future..

“..(To this day, of course – Kim Dotcom – his name now changed to Kimbawimba Bambam -

- continues – from his home atop the Sky Tower -

- to fight US extradition attempts.)..”

(cont..)

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Toby Manhire: We’ll laugh about this … in 50 years – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Greenland’s dark snow may start global warming ‘feedback loop’..”

“..Leading expert on Greenland’s ice sheet -

- says he was ‘stunned’ by recent changes..”

(cont..)

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Greenland’s dark snow may start global warming ‘feedback loop’ – Environment – The Independent.

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:..Secretive former billionaire gives away last of his fortune..”

“..As a businessman Chuck Feeney was remorseless in his pursuit of profit -

- squirreling away his fortune in tax havens – and always driving a hard bargain.

Having achieved a cash pile of some £4bn -

- he has been no less assiduous in giving all of it away..”

(cont..)

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Secretive ex-billionaire Chuck Feeney gives away the last of his fortune to educate Northern Irish children – Education News – Education – The Independent.

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“..Twitter CEO Responds To Pot-Smoking Accusation In Best Way Possible..”

(..heh..!..peter thiel gets laughed at..)

(cont..)

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Twitter CEO Responds To Pot-Smoking Accusation In Best Way Possible.

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“..A Crucial Election Season for Legalizing Marijuana – and Ending the Drug War..” 

“..In seven weeks – voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana -

- and end the wider drug war.

In fact there are more drug policy reform questions on the ballot this November -

- than ever in American history..”

(cont..)

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A Crucial Election Season for Legalizing Marijuana and Ending the Drug War | Stephen Gutwillig.

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“..Here’s What The iPhone 6 Should Have Looked Like..”

“..We know that the video is meant to be a funny -

- but some of CollegeHumor’s suggestions don’t sound like such bad ideas.

Especially the one about deleting Apple Maps forever..”

(cont..)

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Here’s What The iPhone 6 SHOULD Have Looked Like.

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“..How Occupy Wall Street Won..”

“..Three years ago this week -

- Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan went from being a place bored office workers went for a cigarette break -

- to the center of Occupy Wall Street..”

(cont..)

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Here’s Who To Thank For Our National Obsession With Inequality.

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“..Undercover Investigation Reveals Horrific Animal Abuse..”

“..Hidden camera footage released by the animal advocacy group Mercy For Animals -

- appears to show dairy employees beating and abusing cows..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>

New Mexico Dairy Farm Fires All Its Workers After Cow Abuse Is Caught On Tape.

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“..10 Words You Didn’t Know Used to Be Dirty..”

“..Did you know that a ‘hat’ meant something else back in the day?..”

(cont..)

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10 Words You Didn’t Know Used to Be Dirty | Alternet.

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“..6 Extremely Weird Facts About Marriage..”

“..If she’s happy – the husband is happier.

But not the other way around..”

(cont..)

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6 Extremely Weird Facts About Marriage | Alternet.

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“..How Can We Rescue a World That Is Going Up in Flames?..”

“..To make personal changes is to do too little.

Only great movements and collective action can save us now..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

How Can We Rescue a World That Is Going Up in Flames? | Alternet.

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“..Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 – in pictures..”

“..dazzling images of the sky -

- ranging from within our solar system -

- to far into deep space..”

(cont..)

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 – in pictures | Science | The Guardian.

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“..Picture this: rock stars at New York’s punk mecca CBGB – in pictures..”

“..Check out his iconic shots of everyone from Debbie Harry and Patti Smith -

- to Ramones..”

(cont..)

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Picture this: rock stars at New York’s punk mecca CBGB – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

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“..The Guardian view on the New Zealand elections: dirty politics cannot be allowed to triumph | Editorial..”

“..The National party’s smear tactics and Kim Dotcom’s millions both threaten democracy..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>>p>The Guardian view on the New Zealand elections: dirty politics cannot be allowed to triumph | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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“..Vegan mozzarella: is the holy grail of pizza toppings finally here?..”

“..‘Mozzarisella’ – a rice-based quasi-mozzarella -

- sounds like the answer to the prayers of vegan pizza-lovers.

But is it any good?..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Vegan mozzarella: is the holy grail of pizza toppings finally here? | Life and style | The Guardian.

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“..Musicians who have made their best music after the age of 65..”

“..Reaction to Leonard Cohen’s new album – made as he approaches his eighth decade -

- prompted the question:

- who else has made great music later in life?..”

(cont..)

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Musicians who have made their best music after the age of 65 | Music | The Guardian.

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“..After the referendum – the reckoning: why Cameron should fear for his future..”

“..The mishandled no campaign in Scotland has left many questioning if Cameron can win the crunch battles ahead..”

(cont..)

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After the referendum, the reckoning: why Cameron should fear for his future | Gaby Hinsliff | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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“..Aphex Twin: Syro review – a tour through brain-bending avenues..” (album-stream..)

“..And yet by sounding simply like a series of Aphex Twin tracks -

- Syro is still utterly engrossing and remains -

- somewhat unbelievably -

- on a completely different planet to almost anything else that’s been released over the last decade and a half..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Aphex Twin: Syro review – a tour through brain-bending avenues | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Scotland referendum: long dark nights of the soul ahead for the losers..”

“..It’s been a rollercoaster –

- and with unprecedented levels of political engagement -

- the psychological impact will be huge..”

(cont..)

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Scotland referendum: long dark nights of the soul ahead for the losers | Politics | The Guardian.

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“..Is this the world’s most radical president?..” (ed:..mujica is my favourite international politician..here’s why..!..))

“..Uruguay’s José Mujica lives in a tiny house rather than the presidential palace -

- and gives away 90% of his salary.

He’s legalised marijuana and gay marriage.

But his greatest legacy is governing without giving up his revolutionary ideals..”

(cont..)

go to source/story>>

Is this the world’s most radical president? | Giles Tremlett | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Leonard Cohen: Popular Problems review – an octogenarian rejuvenated..”

“..Financial worries may be driving his comeback -

- but Leonard Cohen’s songs of despair have never sounded so full of life –

- and you can hear this new album in full here..”

(cont..)

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here

via Leonard Cohen: Popular Problems review – an octogenarian rejuvenated | Music | The Guardian.

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“..The 11 best moments of the Scottish independence referendum campaign..”

“..From failing flags to the Imperial Death March:

- Scottish independence referendum-

- these have been your best bits..”

(cont..)

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The 11 best moments of the Scottish independence referendum campaign | Politics | The Guardian.

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“..Scottish independence: a playlist..”

“..Could this be the greatest potential breakup playlist of all time?..”

(cont..)

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Scottish independence: which indyref tunes would you include in our playlist? | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Germany ponders ground-breaking law to combat work-related stress..”

“..Draft proposal states employees should be protected from being -

- ‘permanently reachable by modern means of communication’..”

(cont..)

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Germany ponders ground-breaking law to combat work-related stress | World news | The Guardian.

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“..California issues permits for testing of driverless cars on public roads..”

“..Google – Mercedes-Benz – and Audi -

- all receive permits for trials of self-driving cars -

- as new licensing regime comes into effect..”

(cont..)

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California issues permits for testing of driverless cars on public roads | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Ireland’s economy fastest growing in European Union..”

“..Dublin government says 7.7% growth rate is reward after period of austerity -

- and adjusts predictions for the year..”

(cont..)

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Ireland’s economy fastest growing in European Union | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God..”

“..Justin Welby tells BBC radio interviewer there are moments when he doubts –

- but he is certain about the existence of Jesus..”

(cont..)

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Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God | UK news | The Guardian.

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“..World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise..”

“..New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn – and gradual decline..”

(cont..)

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World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise | Environment | The Guardian.

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“..Could TVNZ 7 make a comeback?..”

“..A Labour-led Government with the backing of the Green Party or New Zealand First -

- could mean the return of the public service channel previously known as TVNZ 7..”

(cont..)

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John Drinnan: Could TVNZ 7 make a comeback? – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Gamemakers wreak havoc..”

“..After all that mess – the campaign ends as it began:

- on a knife edge between left and right -

- and with several political careers in the balance..”

(cont..)

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Claire Trevett: Gamemakers wreak havoc but leaders battle on – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..Cancer warning for bald men..”

“..Men who are bald at age 45 are more likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer -

- compared with those who keep their hair..”

(cont..)

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Cancer warning for bald men – Life & Style – NZ Herald News.

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“..Election interactive: The major policies – party by party..”

“..The parties have laid out their policies..”

(cont..)

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Election interactive: The major policies – party by party – Election 2014 – NZ Herald News.

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“..Men’s support for Labour rises – as pensioners’ declines..”

“..Labour has increased its support among men to almost close the gender difference it habitually records in polls.

But it appears to have lost support among the elderly-

- according to the last Herald-DigiPoll survey before tomorrow’s election..”

(cont..)

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Men’s support for Labour rises as pensioners’ declines – Election 2014 – NZ Herald News.

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“..[Album Stream] Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men: Salvation..”

“..Listen to Salvation – the new album from Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men..”

(cont..)

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[ALBUM STREAM] Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men: Salvation – Entertainment – NZ Herald News.

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