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MacroBusiness Friday, September 26, 2014 - 06:06 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Bush 2.0 – what everyone thinks of Obama – Business Insider (The Economist front page is a laugh!) Economics may finally be changing – Reuters (taken enough times and ruined lives to do it) Americas: Romney looking at 2016 campaign – Business Insider (are you f’in kidding me?) Apple […]

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Global Guerrillas Friday, September 26, 2014 - 04:23 Source

Here's an interesting combo of game + disruption + bitcoin

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Global Guerrillas Friday, September 26, 2014 - 03:08 Source

Your ability to disrupt the system isn't based on your budget or skill.  It's based on your imagination...

600 kph kinetic kill weapon.  

Drone with micro-jet engine.  You can fly this in first person mode.  Frankly, I don't think there is a person in the world you couldn't "access" with this thing.  It moves too fast to defend against coming it at low level.  Video.

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Duck Pond Friday, September 26, 2014 - 00:51 Source

Tony Abbott may like running up the cab charge making the rounds visiting the important places. As long as he does not visit any wineries he should be fine. Just perhaps it would pay if he were to have a head to head with Papa Francesco. That may be a bad look for a Liberal Prime Minister but nonetheless be productive.

Papa has been speaking his mind. From Think Progress:

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North Coast Voices Friday, September 26, 2014 - 00:16 Source

The Hon Anthony Roberts MP Minister for Resources and EnergySpecial Minister of State MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 25 September 2014 FREEZE EXTENDED ON PETROLEUM EXPLORATION LICENCE APPLICATIONS Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts today announced an additional 12 month freeze on NSW Petroleum Exploration Licence Applications (PELAs) and Petroleum Special Prospecting Authority applications (a PSPA is a desktop or geoscientific survey).

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North Coast Voices Friday, September 26, 2014 - 00:15 Source

The Abbott Government released its Energy Green Paper on 23 September 2014.The document sketchily mentions renewable energy or forms of renewable energy a total of 134 times within its 92 pages, while mentioning conventional gas/unconventional gas a total of 434 times, coal 100 times and exports 131 times.Readers who care about Australia's sustainable energy future move onto the body this paper at their own risk.......Australian Government Energy Green Paper Sep

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North Coast Voices Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 23:55 Source

A FFS! musing:9 Sept. 2014 council committee meeting revealed that by delegated authority from General Manager council staff decide where and when Clarence Valley Council invests its $70+ millions.

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 20:42 Source

Barking and grunting and beating his bare, hairless chest Lord Greystoke-Bigot-Smythe, aka George Brandis, announced that any journalist who reported anything about him would get five years. His new body-servant, James Ashby, aka Earl Bartleby-Mussels-in-Brine, soothed him with unguents and cocktails as he went into a muck sweat shouting that he alone could save the nation from terrorism, by methods requiring the abandonment of all civil rights achieved since Magna Carta. ‘One,’ he screamed, ‘all emails and previous communications since the invention of Morse Code will be read by me.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 19:34 Source

Well she didn't. And neither did Negus. It's been a few years since the incident, which has been forgotten by most people, except Yumi and George. I'll admit that despite having written a Blunty on it, I'd pretty much wiped all the files too.

To provide a bit of context, Ben Roberts-Smith, a VC winner in Afghanistan had been doing publicity when he got back. I doubt that was his choice, but it is the lot of VC winners. Some of the pieces he agreed to do involved some 'big shirtless Roberts'* shots, including one for Men's Health.

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Hoyden About Town Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 19:22 Source

The riotous annual event recognising the most sexist statements by Australian public figures over the past year has just happened this week.
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Quick link: Adults Who Give Children Guns

WTF, Australia?

Quick Hit: the Ernies are in

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Croakey Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 19:07 Source

Wonky Health columnist Dr Tim Senior is quite the wordsmith, as per this recent tweet: Meanwhile, another of Senior’s recent tweets prompted public health consultant Miriam Herzfeld to sound the alarm below about budgetary threats to the work of the...

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Croakey Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 19:07 Source

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Croakey Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 18:30 Source

Once famously described as a “Cinderella branch of public health practice”, the role of advocacy took centre stage at the Public Health Association of Australia’s annual conference in Perth last week. And one of many take-home tips on the subject...

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Croakey Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 18:30 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 18:11 Source

President Obama addressing the Climate Change Summit:

“For all the immediate challenges that we gather to address this week – terrorism, instability, inequality, disease – there’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate

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Your Democracy Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 17:56 Source

terra australis .....

from crikey ….

Targeting of Muslims risks the exact terror threat we claim to oppose ….

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Prosper Australia Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 17:07 Source

With ALP leader Daniel Andrews’ announcement today of plans to extend the rail line to Mernda, the question arises of how to finance it. “The $600m cost will probably be sourced from general revenue. But we ask, why don’t the public receive a better return on investment for major infrastructure expenditures?” stated Prosper Australia Project […]

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John Quiggin Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 16:55 Source

I’ve just downloaded the submission of the Group of Eight (the body representing vice-chancellors and presidents of Australia’s leading research universities to the Senate Committee of Inquiry into the government’s higher education reforms. The core of the argument in favour of a shift to a US-style system is as follows

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MacroBusiness Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 15:46 Source

by Chris Weston, IG Markets Trading the ever-diverging paths from the major G10 central banks has been one of the most successful thematics that have played through the markets for the last couple of months. But has this trade become long in the tooth? Fundamentally, this divergence doesn’t look like disappearing anytime soon. In fact, […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 15:35 Source

by Chris Becker London just took the gong for most expensive capital in the world, according to a recent study (here at the Guardian), but that hasn’t stopped it being one of the most sought after financial hubs in the world. So the expensive real estate that is the hallmark of Sydney should not be an […]

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New Matilda Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 15:32 Source

Normally, when someone is shot dead, police say little until their investigation is complete. But when police shoot someone dead, they have plenty to say.

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New Matilda Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 15:16 Source

The Palmer United Party has joined forces with Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to re-introduce the infamous 'Temporary Protection Visas'.

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New Matilda Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 15:04 Source

If you haven't subscribed to New Matilda yet, now's a good time!

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MacroBusiness Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:55 Source

by Chris Becker No, this headline from Bloomberg is not from The Onion: China Steel Mills Hawk Rebar on Alibaba to Export Surplus Tangshan Donghua Steel Enterprise Group Co. in China was so eager for new customers overseas that it turned to cold-calling manufacturers and tried hawking metal on the e-commerce website run by Alibaba […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:29 Source

Cross posted from ABC Bullion by Jordan Eliseo, Chief Economist If you were to make investment decisions for your portfolio based on the weight of reporting one sees in the financial news, then there’s almost no question that the gold bull market is dead and buried, and investors should sell. This week we have seen […]

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New Matilda Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:29 Source

The war on terror is now starkly presented as being on our doorstep. Police and the security services want more power. We should resist.

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New Matilda Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:18 Source

Even as the world shudders in the shadows of ISIS, the planet gets hotter by the day. Will leaders heed the call made by US President Barack Obama?

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Renew Economy Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 13:55 Source

Thousands of renewables workers and supporters set to picket government offices across Australia to demand support for the 41,000GWh by 2020 RET.

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Renew Economy Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 13:55 Source

Thousands of renewables workers and supporters set to picket government offices across Australia to demand support for the 41,000GWh by 2020 RET.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 13:50 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Federal Budget deficit has ballooned-out to $48.5 billion, which is $30 billion worse than the previous Labor Government initially forecast, but slightly less than forecast by the Coalition in the May Budget, according to the Final Budget Outcome (FBO) for 2013-14, released today by Treasurer Joe Hockey: In 2013‑14, the […]

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