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George Monbiot Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 21:55 Source

Donald Trump’s staff are drawn from an opaque network of corporate-funded thinktanks and fake grassroots campaigns

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th November 2016

Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. To understand what is coming, we need to understand who they are. I know all too well, because I have spent the past 15 years fighting them.

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Harrangue Man Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 19:47 Source

Not only did I get the door fixed I got a story of how it got broke—and how to fix it for next time.I had to sign it off with my finger. Later I pressed the button to see it sproing open and marvelled at my minor accomplishment.Mikey see bad, Mikey order fix.WFTW.

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Your Democracy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 19:34 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 18:42 Source

In yet another display of pandering to sensationalism, Pauline Hanson wants a debate on Aboriginal identity, lamenting to an enthusiastically agreeable Andrew Bolt that there exists no “set definition to determine whether a person is Aboriginal”. In essence Hanson wants a debate because she doesn’t know what set of biological or cultural characteristics define a…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 17:46 Source

I wear makeup. Sometimes. Other times I don’t. I have no passionate desire to rise at 4 am in the morning, as a friend told me some women do, in order to ensure I am “presentable” to leave the house. Today my attention was drawn to an article about makeup by Carly Findlay-Morrow, an appearance…

The post Makeup: ego boost or psychological trap? appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 15:31 Source

If Western Power shares drop as distributed solar and storage leave grid assets stranded, mums and dads could be left footing the bill.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 15:26 Source

Record low solar panel prices, and the ratcheting-down or removal of policy levers, are sparking a boom in Australia’s residential and commercial rooftop solar markets – but also prompting warnings to consumers to avoid the lure of cheap and nasty products, and installers.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 15:10 Source

Investment in new coal-fired power plants appears off the agenda in Western Europe after experience of three new Dutch plants.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 15:07 Source

A tale of two energy ministers is emerging in Canberra. The community is looking for politicians to champion renewables in the face of fossil fuel sector attacks on South Australia.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:41 Source

Electricity prices in NSW and Qld jump to nearly $13,000/MWh after gas plant fails, with coal-dependent Queensland to rely on rooftop solar and imports from NSW to meet heatwave demand.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:41 Source

Electricity prices in NSW and Qld jump to nearly $13,000/MWh after gas plant fails, with coal-dependent Queensland to rely on rooftop solar and imports from NSW to meet heatwave demand.

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The Tally Room Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:35 Source

The South Australian Labor government has released legislation to reform the voting system used for the South Australian upper house. Like the federal and NSW upper houses before it, the legislation aims to eliminate the flawed and opaque group voting ticket system, but it comes up with a strange model which would have some odd outcomes.

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Club Troppo Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:25 Source

After a very gruelling 11 rounds of classical chess which produced nine draws and one win for either side, Magnus Carlsen surprised most people by not trying very hard for a win in his final ‘classical’ game with challenger Sergey Karjakin. He was biding his time for the playoff with four games of ‘rapid’ where players get 25 minutes plus several seconds per move. It was his 26th birthday! The first game was a draw. Carsen secured a won game in the second game but couldn’t pull it off. He won the third and then had to draw or win the fourth. The final position was this which as you can see looks rather hazardous.

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Your Democracy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:18 Source

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Your Democracy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:06 Source

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:39 Source

For many households, the Powerwall 2 warranty is likely to last for under 9 years, rather than the full 10 years I was expecting.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:38 Source

A new joint venture has formed that will develop a high-power, EV fast-charging network in Europe has been signed by BMW, Daimler, Ford, and Volkswagen Group.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:38 Source

A new joint venture has formed that will develop a high-power, EV fast-charging network in Europe has been signed by BMW, Daimler, Ford, VW.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:37 Source

Australia is now pretty much the only major advanced economy where carbon pollution levels are growing.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:24 Source

The CEFC and Investa have joined forces to push the boundaries of energy efficiency in commercial property.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:17 Source

More than 24,000 Japanese businesses will now have access to COzero’s cloud-based energy management platform, EnergyLink, to save energy and costs.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:11 Source

Clean energy production on a historic site.

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Your Democracy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 11:04 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, December 1, 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 11) appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 09:33 Source

Some progressives are reluctant to support congestion charging because of concerns about its equity effects. It needs to be evaluated at the level of the entire tax/transfer system Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

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John Quiggin Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 09:07 Source

When the SA Royal Commission on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle brought down its report, I welcomed the conclusion that there was no serious prospect that nuclear power generation would be feasible in Australia. That was unsurprising, since my own submission to the Commission had shown this pretty clearly. As regards the Commission’s recommendation for a waste dump, I argued that there could be no objection in principle, given that SA was an exporter of uranium and the waste had already been generated.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 08:58 Source

In the opening pars of A Girl in Time we learn Cady has scored a free A9 speaker from EA Games. This is it.

It will look cool in the movie.

Also, for those not in the beta read, the second chapter is published below.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 08:45 Source

Georgia had argued that sushi was not a great choice on a cold, wet night in November. She wanted Greek, of course; her last name was Eliadis. But Cady loved sushi. They had hot dishes, too. And BuzzFeed Guy was paying.

“Matt. His name is Matt, not BuzzFeed Guy,” Georgia stage-whispered. He was away from the table when Cady arrived. “And you're going to give him a great interview, because he's going to be my new boyfriend, and he's going to give it to me six ways from Tuesday.”

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 08:16 Source

Major fault on Victorian transmission cases network separation and power outages in South Australia grid, and conservatives blame wind and solar.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 05:52 Source

Thursday 1 December 2016 1 When in an interview with Andrew Bolt, Pauline Hanson said ”there’s no definition of an indigenous Australian” I at first blush thought she can’t be serious, surely. “I think the whole lot needs to be opened up on this, a big debate on this.” She said. Yesterday, in response to some…

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