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Global Guerrillas Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:07 Source

The new FAA rules (part 107) for the commercial use of drones are now in force..   Let me summarize them for you in a single picture:


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North Coast Voices Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 00:18 Source

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 00:16 Source

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigation named Operation Spicer ran for approximately five months and claimed a number of political scalps including that of the then NSW Coalition Premier Barry O'Farrell.Operation Spicer hearings were a feature of nightly news reports and journalists' live tweeting during this period.Given the number of legal challenges mounted against ICAC since those hearings ended the final inquiry report has only now been released to t

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 22:30 Source

Today, the first sitting day of a new parliament, thirteen, yes thirteen coalition backbenchers defied their Prime Minister and called for an amendment to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act that would see the words “insult” and “offend” removed. Thirteen white Liberal backbenchers want to be legally permitted to racially offend and insult. So desperately…

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En Passant Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 20:04 Source


If Labor really wants to win marriage equality then my suggestion is they build and lead a mass, radical, civil rights campaign rather than playing parliamentary games.

When the Government defeats the various private members’ bills in the House of Representatives it will be time to begin a campaign that brings in tens and tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, on to the streets.  Labor is the one party that could do this.

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:33 Source

The compressing of time is upon me and I am experiencing it physically. Last night I was awake until 2:30 then woke at 6:30 with four hours sleep. At one pm it was back to bed for three more hours; my wake-sleep cycle is lapping. Then, during the day, jitters and extended, jagged space outs, both good and bad, until sleep comes to claim me. It's what I've experienced before but squished into a near-montage rate of speed.It's a bizarre ride but I just got to push on through.WFTW.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:06 Source

Thanks to everyone who"s been noodling around the beta of Paris. It"s shaping up nicely. I"ll leave it in there for another week or so and then flick it to Deonie for the blow torch treatment.

I had an email from Dirk de Jager when he"d finished his first read thru; a suggestion that a map would nice. Which it would. I"ll see what I can do about that. If anyone knows of any copyright free map generating magic sites on the interwebs, please let me know.

I"ll have to go read Final Impact again to remind myself of how all the chips fell in the end.

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Club Troppo Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 16:02 Source

Who Should Own and Control Urban Water Systems? Historical Evidence from England and Wales
by Brian Beach, Werner Troesken, Nicola Tynan – #22553 (DAE HE PE)


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John Quiggin Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 15:50 Source

Over the fold, some concluding comments from a chapter I’ve written about the rise and decline of neoliberalism. I’m drawing on the “three-party system” analysis I’ve put forward before, in which neoliberalism (in both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ forms) is increasingly breaking down under pressure from tribalists on the right, and from an amorphous, but still resurgent left.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 14:17 Source

ACT brings $180m investment in hydrogen storage, including an electrolyser, a hydrogen-fuelled car fleet and a renewables-to-gas program.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 14:12 Source

Report commissioned for networks lobby predicts zero large-scale solar plants built in Australia between 2020 and 2030. But a lot of gas generation. Really?

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 14:03 Source

Redflow's Simon Hackett sees strong interest in Australian flow battery technology, and is rolling up his sleeves and giving installation instructions himself.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 13:30 Source

As parliament reconvenes, it’s timely to reassess the scope for Australia to establish a clear, enduring path to efficiently meet its current and future carbon targets.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 13:27 Source

Much has been said about the divisive nature of a plebiscite to decide the question of same-sex marriage. Much has been said about the simplicity of a parliamentary vote. Politics is a cruel animal when it comes to delivering on divisive issues. It reduces otherwise intelligent people to the level of school children misbehaving in…

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 13:26 Source

Auto industry execs must already know that Tesla is set to deliver, and is set to be a cost-competitive with gas cars.

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