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Digitopoly Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 23:18 Source

Last week I was at MIT and had my first experience of Clover Food Lab. No, it isn’t some fancy new scientific research institute. Instead, it is a food truck. Except that I didn’t visit a food truck but felt that I had. The Clover I visited was, in fact, a cafe/restaurant/I don’t know what to call it, located in Kendall Square.

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Political Owl Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 22:35 Source
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En Passant Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 20:44 Source


Emma Alberici interviews employment Minister Eric Abetz.

The government’s ‘bash the unemployed’ has two aims. The first is to scapegoat those whom capitalism throws onto the rubbish bin of unemployment. The victims of capitalism become the cause of their own unemployment (much like it is all the fault of the Palestinians for the Israelis having to kill so many of them.)

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New Matilda Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 19:10 Source

Shocking evidence emerged from today's Human Rights Commission hearing into children in immigration detention.

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 17:56 Source

He sent children to their deaths in Sri Lanka. He drove two young men to burn themselves to death, and another to attempt to. He caused a riot on Manus in which sixty young men were brutally injured, one with a cut throat, one with a bashed head who died of it. He covered up this murder, and let one of the four murderers escape. He continued to employ the other three, and did not ask any questions of any witnesses. He continued to employ, or to allow his agents to employ, the other twenty or twenty-five head-bashing thugs.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 16:44 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Asia has capped off what has been a sensational month to be long Asian equities, although there are only modest signs of window dressing which seems confined to Australia and Japan. Yesterday I wrote about the huge outperformance in July by Asian markets relative to many Western […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 15:27 Source

From Reuters: China should set an economic growth target of 6.5-7 percent for 2015 and refrain from stimulus measures unless the economy threatens to slow sharply from that level, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. Most of its directors hold that view, though some feel that an even-lower growth target is appropriate, the IMF said in the […]

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 15:23 Source

We will stop killing your children when you disarm. And you blow up your air-raid shelters. And abolish your Hamas leadership. And deliver them to us in chains.

And, oh yes, allow us to execute all our kidnapped prisoners.

Trust us. We will keep our word.

Your few surviving loved ones will be perfectly safe.

Perfectly safe.

No, I am not a terrorist.

You are.

And we do not negotiate with terrorists.

Go away.

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Your Democracy Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 15:21 Source

crazy joe .....

from politicoz …..

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:44 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Government’s planned relaxing of 457 visa rules so that employers can hire an unlimited number of foreign workers under a temporary working visa, potentially opening the system to widespread rorting, is looking even more egregious following the release today of the Department of Employment’s preliminary skills shortages report, which reveals […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:42 Source

From the SMH blog: Earnings have been forecast to grow by an average of 15% as the year begins, but end up growing by 6%. Excluding recessions, the initial 15% forecast drops to 11%. But in the past decade or so the downgrades have been smaller. The current picture: In recent months accelerating downgrades suggest limited […]

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Poll Bludger Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:23 Source

This week’s better-late-than-never BludgerTrack poll aggregate reading finds the MH17 effect boosting the Coalition by 1.1% on two-party preferred, and putting it two points clear of Labor on the primary vote. On the seat projection, the Coalition this week gains two in Queensland and one in every other mainland state, a net gain of six that nonetheless leaves Labor with an overall majority of 79 seats out of 150. The bigger effect is on the personal ratings, for which Newspoll contributes to a lift of nearly six points on the reading for Tony Abbott’s net approval, albeit from a dismally low base.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:17 Source

US solar giant Recurrent Energy is closing its Australian office because of policy uncertainty over renewables. It could be the start of a mass exodus of international players frustrated by the lack of action, Direct or otherwise, from the Abbott government.

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Your Democracy Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:08 Source

death on a horse...

I am mightily disturbed by the mixing of notions. John Hughes, the Dean of Jesus College in Cambridge, was suddenly killed, in a car accident that deprived his followers from promises of more religious enlightenment... For all we know, Hughes may have become an atheist in his old age...

From the ABC religious and ethics department:

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:05 Source

Shoalhaven community energy group offers 6.5% return for investors in 99kW solar system at NSW bowling club to begin installation next week.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:05 Source

Updated: Shoalhaven community energy group offers 6.5% return in 99kW solar system at NSW bowling club. Construction starts next week.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:05 Source

Ceramic Fuel Cells reveals 43% increase in sales but warns it will need even higher unit sales to sustain the business.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:03 Source

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:01 Source

From Bloomie: Iron ore is heading for the biggest monthly increase this year on speculation that demand for imports in China may be improving, helping to absorb a global surplus as local supplies in the largest buyer are displaced. Ore with 62 percent content delivered to Tianjin rose 0.6 percent to $US95.90 a dry tonne yesterday, according to data from The […]

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Croakey Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 13:34 Source

In mid-July thirty-seven member organisations of the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance (AHCRA) came together from around Australia for the National Health Reform Summit to assess the key needs and issues in the Australian health system. Sixty...

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 13:19 Source

From the Kouk: Some mixed news on the economy today – it suggest that the strong start to 2014 may have edged off a little, but that a resurgence in credit growth and on-going house price inflation are issues that will test the RBA in the months ahead. For now, with the economy rolling along […]

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New Matilda Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 13:17 Source

The Abbott Government's actions to recover the bodies of Australian's killed in Ukraine warrant debate and scrutiny, writes Ben Eltham.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 13:15 Source

On the top row of my library shelves is a book titled ‘’The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought’’ It is a book that I re visit between making a decision of what to read next. It contains over 100 contributions. Essays from Karl Marx ‘’The Opium of the People’’ – Albert Schweitzer ‘’Reverence for Life’’ – the work oft quoted by Kevin Rudd ‘’Letters from Prison’’ by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘’Autobiography’’ Other writers include, Solzhenitsyn, Schweitzer, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nietzsche. None however is more earnestly satisfying than Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail”.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 13:06 Source

How does a supermarket deal with the grow-your-own revolution? Not like Australia's power utilities, or we would see another industry death spiral.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 13:03 Source

Big data is paving way for mobile money, PAYG finance, and distributed solar being made accessible to rural poor of developing countries.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:44 Source

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Drag0nista's Blog Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:42 Source

Is Julie Bishop our most under-rated politician? Column for The New Daily.Filed under: Politics Tagged: Julie Bishop, leadership, MH17, political leadership

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New Matilda Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:40 Source

Victorian laws around police accountability fall well short of our civil standards. 

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:29 Source

Infigen Energy suffers sharp fall in 4th quarter revenue, due to slump in wholesale prices and RET certificate prices.

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:29 Source

Infigen Energy suffers sharp fall in 4th quarter revenue, due to slump in wholesale prices and RET certificate prices.

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