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North Coast Voices Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 00:16 Source

Julian Assange has reportedly been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 12 June 2012, a total of 1,328 days since he sought asylum there.The legal matter which triggered his request for asylum remains unresolved to date.On 5 February 2016 the Office of High Commissioner, Human Rights, United Nations, issued this statement:The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Deems the deprivation of liberty of Mr.

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North Coast Voices Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Photograph of Daryush Valizadeh, date unknown*This is the world according to very infantile Daryush “Roosh” Valizadeh creator of Return of Kings: “1. Men and women are genetically different, both physically and mentally.

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Club Troppo Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 21:56 Source

 John Spooner.Regulation has a special place in the heart of this blog and superannuation is a particular fave. I’ve offered some connoisseurship of Self Managed Super Fund regulation in the past. I could say that this takes the cake, but really it’s just pretty par for the course.

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WixxyLeaks Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 20:13 Source

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The Catholic Church is an institution steeped in tradition.

It is an institution that has traditionally served a select few old fuddy-duddy men extremely well.

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Harrangue Man Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 18:58 Source

It was a fine night. We'd had junk food at a park picnic table and the kids were playing as were other kids.There was one very happy kid; he screamed every time he was filled with joy.He was filled with a lot of joy.The end result was my having an acute anxiety reaction, shaking, swearing, re-living epic, mind-shafting disappointment and having to be escorted to the car and taken home. I've taken two vallium and now I'll lie in the dark with my tablet.Probs probbing prob—my atheistic go to for Jesus Christing Christ—that was horrifying.

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 17:27 Source

I am ill again and in Mona Vale hospital. I expect to be back writing the blog by about Tuesday.

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Your Democracy Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 16:39 Source
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Cheeseburger Gothic Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 16:33 Source

Emergency Room's everywhere await a sharp uptick in business from the popularity of this maniac's video.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 16:26 Source

I used to love these things as a kid and find myself unable to resist the lure of an undoubtedly craptacular reboot as a cheap child-friendly Virtual Reality toy. A young lad of my aquaintance is not far off a birthday and I suspect he'll be getting one, even though he'll probably respond with, "What the hell is this piece of crap? Where's my CoD5 disk?"

"That crap is my history, son. And you'll enjoy it or you'll get the back o' me hand."

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Your Democracy Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 15:46 Source

banksters ...

The 2008 financial crises and meltdown occurred because large banks were speculating in fraudulent risky loans that failed. When the meltdown occurred, banks turned to the federal government, who immediately bought into the idea that banks were too large to fail, and taxpayers subsidized banks to the tune of trillions of dollars. No one really knows how much the bailout cost, but here is partial list of banks you generously helped out:

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Left Focus Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:20 Source

Above:  South Australian Labor Premier Jay Weatherill has Upset and Awful Lot of People in the ALP with his Position on the GST!Dr Tristan EwinsComrades and others; The following are a series of letters I've written over the past couple of weeks - in the hope of being published in The Age, The Herald-Sun, The Saturday Paper...  I'm hoping by republishing

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Political Owl Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:23 Source

Just another thing for the Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison to worry about.China's bad debts could exceed $5 trillion, a staggering number that is equivalent to half the size of the country’s annual economic output.The speculation is growing that Chinese growth rate will slow even more with serious consequences for Australia.Toxic Loans Around the World Weigh on Global Growth - The New York Times:"Beneath the surface of the global financial system lurks a multitr

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:02 Source

Careful what you wish for. I wonder if anyone ever said this to Turnbull while he scurried around courting leadership votes from his Liberal and National colleagues? There are lots of metaphors you can throw at his current predicament. He’s sipped on Abbott’s poison chalice. His Teflon glean is sticky. His shine has worn off. Voters…

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Political Owl Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:50 Source

Financing Democracy - Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns and the Risk of Policy Capture - The recent debate on the role of money in politics has shed the light on the challenges of political finance regulations.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:42 Source

Aloysuis says to his lover that he intends to leave his wife and move to Queensland, but it’s just a little inconvenient now because well, his son, Bobo’s doing Year 12 and his daughter, Momo’s getting married, but after that, well, there’s nothing to stand in the way of their love. On the other hand,…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini What are the problems? First in line seems to be the perennial problem of Australian identity. In such ethnically different society it is difficult to define who or what is an Australian. Generalisations do not help. Early last year J. D. Anthony wondered about Australian identity. Is it advancing or waltzing?…

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Harrangue Man Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 09:50 Source

For my eighth birthday my mother made a cake in the shape of an eight (i.e. 8), using two donut moulds. She decorated the top with black and white toy spacemen.One of the white spacemen is sitting on top of the shed bookshelf in front of me. For some reason I have affixed a stretched-out twist tie to its head with a blob of blue tack. Perhaps it's an antennae? I'm surrounded by positive detritus as I type or ride, maximising the wellness of this space. Positivity rulez!WFTW.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 07:54 Source

The government’s new mantra, “Jobs and Growth”, is an admirable goal but they show no sign of a plan for anything more than short term sugar hits. In order to improve productivity, the government is following the conventional neoclassical route of deregulation, privatisation and increased competition.  Whilst this may provide a quick boost, it does…

The post The Coalition are unbackable because of their policies, not their odds appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 07:46 Source

double cross wedging?

In this article of the Daily Telegraph Saturday 6th February 2016, the front page present us with a reason why mergers of NSW Councils could become a massive RORT... Is this a double-cross information wedging preparation in favour of our little emperor Bairdus who of course could magnanimously intervene and protect the former councils' assets?

 

WE SHALL SEE....

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Your Democracy Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 07:20 Source

malcolmCSIRO

Yesterday afternoon news broke of further job cuts to Australia’s premier scientific institution, the CSIRO. The area most affected? Climate science.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 06:32 Source

Saturday 6 February 2016. The Coalition regrets having to announce that good government has been further delayed. At least until after the next election. Circumstances beyond my control. Authorised by Malcolm Turnbull. Canberra. I wrote this in jest just a few short days ago. But sadly for the Australian people it is a fact. During…

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North Coast Voices Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 00:16 Source

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North Coast Voices Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Abbott  was born in England in the 1950s and he is still a creature of it. He represents a narrow strand in Australian culture which is in many ways more British than Australian, and that is part of the reason why he was unsuccessful.[Author Aaron Patrick in The NewDaily, 29 January 2016]

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North Coast Voices Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 00:14 Source

Image from Nature Australia

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En Passant Friday, February 5, 2016 - 21:37 Source

This is the link to my article in Independent Australia about The Canberra Times and its whitewashing of Invasion Day. It starts off:

John Passant asks why the whitewash of the Invasion Day protest in Canberra by The Canberra Times.

UP TO 500 people attended the Invasion Day Protest in Garema Place in Canberra on 26 January to highlight the genocide then and now against Aboriginal people. There was not one mention, not one photo of the protest in The Canberra Times.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, February 5, 2016 - 19:53 Source

By Dr Anthony Horton The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2015 report has revealed very impressive growth in the United States solar industry. The 2015 edition which was published earlier this month is the sixth published by the Foundation and discusses employment growth, trends and projected growth in the industry based on responses from…

The post Job growth in the US solar industry has grown 123% since 2010 appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Political Owl Friday, February 5, 2016 - 19:04 Source

Just something to think about before you get your knickers in a knot about headlines in the Murdoch tabloids. Newspapers are getting less and less influential.

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Your Democracy Friday, February 5, 2016 - 18:29 Source
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Prosper Australia Friday, February 5, 2016 - 16:38 Source

The Property Council of Australia’s shameless threat to both sides of politics to look the other way on negative gearing reform is a slap in the face to the democratic process. Is this the stick accompanying the $2.4m in carrots donated to both sides of politics? For the PCA to issue this threat in the […]

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, February 5, 2016 - 15:54 Source

Over the coming months as the federal election draws closer we are going to hear a lot about tax reform, fiscal deficits, GDP growth and a myriad of macroeconomic terms few understand and even fewer could properly explain. In a way that’s a good thing because most of what you will hear is simply not…

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