Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2011«

Like, new year or whatever

December 31, 2011

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Everyone knows it’s a new year. I’ve got better things to talk about. Like the Bible and how self-expression is a basic human need on a par with food and my theory of how people consistently move from a spiritual experience or two to dogma and the dream of gluten free pastry and invisible misogyny and […]

Friday news picks

December 23, 2011

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Australia’s income tax-free threshold will more than triple next financial year. The US Government is supporting renewable energy. At least ten people were drugged at a Christmas market in Berlin. Do our social media profiles live forever? A record sale was made New York real estate: $89 million for an apartment. In developed countries, people […]

Friday news picks

December 16, 2011

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The owner of a famous English-language bookshop in Paris, Shakespeare and Co. passed away. The asteroid-naming people named one after Christopher Hitchens. An employee stole $16 million from Queensland Health. The CIA’s torture is even worse than we thought before. Tony Abbott reminded Liberal Party members they’re not allowed to disagree with him about gay […]

Friday news picks

December 9, 2011

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Dymocks launched a new self-publishing service. Author Jack Heath read books by women writers for a whole year to find out if he was sexist. Facebook made some design changes and people are being creative with them. There’s increasingly strong evidence that quantum physics fuels one of the most basic processes of our world: photosynthesis. […]

Friday news picks

December 2, 2011

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Fiat settled a copyright claim with graffiti artists whose work was featured in an advertisement without permission or payment. A disabled pig gets around by using only its front legs. Future Fund Chair David Murray had some interesting things to say on Lateline. Like he doesn’t believe in climate change because if he did it would be […]