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Harrangue Man Friday, November 25, 2016 - 18:43 Source

There is magic in a name—and it's a theme in fantasy books whose best exemplar is Earthsea. Name a thing and have its power.I didn't mean to; it slipped out. But when I said it then it was a perfect fit.Consultant.WFTW.

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Harrangue Man Friday, November 25, 2016 - 17:51 Source

We finished our refresh of white goods, gone the goods that helped when purchased new some 20 years before. A handsome stainless steel finish job is the fridge and the mini-freezer energy sucker has been replaced by a bigger, less-energy intense effort. The new dryer is up on the wall—and lowered by a centimetre over the last one which makes it easier for a short man like me to use. I had to go on tippy-toes and each time I went up I risked a spasm or lock from my over-developed calf muscles—they look like a snake ate an avocado.Twenty years on and all twenty in Canberra.

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Harrangue Man Friday, November 25, 2016 - 17:16 Source

I had two colleagues tell me they loved my work. Two. In a single day.Tickets on self justified. Gots to love the love.  UPDATE: Previously when I received praise I'd deflect; praise others who contributed and big up their participation. The other day I finished a project and I put my fucking name on it and mine alone. False modesty = out the door.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 25, 2016 - 16:08 Source

Do you consider yourself a truthful person? I do. Over the last decade I have come to wonder if truth is something from a bygone era. In business and in our personal lives, truth is something society either glosses over or flat out ignores. A business example to start with. At a project review meeting…

The post The Truth – Where Did It Go? appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 14:52 Source

Federal and Queensland environment ministers say "significant progress" being made on protecting, improving health of Great Barrier Reef.

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Your Democracy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 14:43 Source

no-classno-class

The Federal Opposition is calling for Attorney-General George Brandis to be sacked over a "secret" deal struck with the West Australian Government to claw back nearly $1 billion from the collapse of Alan Bond's Bell Group.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 14:24 Source

AGL offers free 5kW solar system, or battery storage to neighbours of what could be biggest wind farm in Queensland.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 14:24 Source

AGL offers free 5kW solar system, or battery storage to neighbours of what could be biggest wind farm in Queensland.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 14:20 Source

A 300MW solar farm – which would be Australia's biggest – planned near NSW town of Armidale, the heart of Barnaby Joyce country.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 14:05 Source

Australian start-up Power Ledger named as global leader in blockchain technology which has the potential to “rapidly disrupt” the traditional energy market and fast-track the shift to decentralised generation.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 13:22 Source

Low participation has led to a smaller amount of abatement contracted by the Clean Energy Regulator at the fourth ERF auction.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 13:22 Source

The deepest denial about climate change rests within Australia’s coal, oil and gas companies; which is ironic given that is where some of the impacts will be most keenly felt.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 13:18 Source

Toyota has imported three Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedans to demonstrate the technology to Australian officialdom and motorists over the next few years.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 13:18 Source

Toyota has imported three Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedans to demonstrate the technology to Australian officialdom and motorists over the next few years.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 13:11 Source

JinkoSolar has completed delivery on 140 MWdc of PV modules for the North Star project located in Chisago County, Minnesota

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 12:22 Source

Memo to media: Ignore what Trump says, focus on what he does and who he appoints.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 12:20 Source

Victoria Coalition vote against rise in solar feed in tariff suggests it wants solar to be paid less than brown coal fired generation.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 12:11 Source

There were signs at COP22 that several countries have begun the long-term planning needed to avoid dangerous climate change.

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John Quiggin Friday, November 25, 2016 - 11:52 Source

There’s plenty of bad news around these days, and that’s true of climate policy as of many other things. Turnbull (or Abbott, pulling Turnbull’s strings) has already imposed massive cuts in climate science research in Australia and it seems certain that Trump will do the same in the US.

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xkcd.com Friday, November 25, 2016 - 11:00 Source

4. They unplug the root machine but the thousands of leaf VMs scatter in the wind and start spinning up new instances wherever they land

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Hoyden About Town Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:23 Source

I wish all of you celebrating Thanksgiving a day that you feel good about afterwards, however you've decided to make that happen. Good luck. Here's some jolly kittens to inspire you.

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Renew Economy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:08 Source

South Australia wholesale prices fall below Queensland and NSW, despite some more $14,000/MWh price events engineered by peaking gas plants.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:00 Source

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

The post Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 7) appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Friday, November 25, 2016 - 08:51 Source

nothing to see here ...

from Crikey …

NSW anti-corruption commissioner Megan Latham resigned today, forced out by Premier Mike Baird’s newly passed legislation weakening the Independent Commission Against Corruption ’s powers.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, November 25, 2016 - 06:00 Source

Today is White Ribbon Day. If per chance you are not aware of its significance. You should. It’s a day we put aside to think about preventing violence, by men against women. Many speak up about it while others suffer its shame in silence. In our Federal Parliament parliamentarians queued up to deliver their support…

The post Day to Day Politics: “Please don’t hit me again” appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Friday, November 25, 2016 - 00:18 Source

Destroy the Joint, 22 November 2016

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North Coast Voices Friday, November 25, 2016 - 00:15 Source

The fate of Australia’s dugongs and sea turtles due to declining numbers, loss of habitat, pollution, unmonitored legal hunting and illegal poaching is once more being debated in the media.Tropic Now, 14 November 2016:

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George Monbiot Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 22:33 Source

The combination of automation, complexity and climate change is dangerous in ways we haven’t even begun to grasp.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 23rd November 2016

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 21:20 Source

In April 2014, the CFMEU asked then Employment Minister Eric Abetz to start an urgent investigation into the exploitation of 457 visa workers at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill iron ore project. A whistleblower said up to 200 white-collar 457 visa workers, about half of whom were Korean nationals aged under 30, many of them female,…

The post I know, we’ll have a Taskforce appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Peter G-W Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 20:15 Source

Once you offend the powerful it's too late to learn how to hide

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