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Friday news picks

March 30, 2012

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A selection of the things I read this week. — Lady Annie Mine in Queensland released toxic waste into waterways and got caught. Scientists are studying Arctic sea ice trying to figure out the causes of erratic weather around the world. Australian Law Reform Commission is going to review the operation of copyright in the digital […]

Year of writing

March 27, 2012

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Mid-last year I decided that 2012 was going to be my year of being a writer. I’ve been a professional writer for ages—the corporate kind. I enjoy corporate writing. I value immensely the things I have learnt from doing that work for ten years, particularly discipline and the ability to step back from my work […]

Friday news picks

March 23, 2012

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Deaths related to police tasering people are on the rise. Apparently “I did it to save the lives of unborn children” is a defence for growing millions of dollars worth of pot. New York state’s disabled care system is pretty woeful. The Australian dollar is finally falling. A married couple got into a stabbing fight after […]

Upgrade me!

March 20, 2012

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I lose things a lot. Keys, wallet, phone. I live alone and have no landline so there’s no ringing my phone to find it or anyone around remember where I last had my keys. I’ve thought of a solution though. We should install my phone in my arm. And replace all locks with PINs or passwords. […]

Friday news picks

March 9, 2012

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A study found the depressing result that women are happier when their male partners are unhappy. Wayne Swan said the super-rich should contribute to society. He got bagged, apparently by people who don’t understand economics. Israel’s democracy is eroding under the pressure of constant conflict. 500 new fairytales were discovered in Germany. Kevin Rudd joined […]

Friday news picks

March 2, 2012

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A baby star spouted two jets of colourful gas. Canadians are so cash-strapped that 52% of them didn’t make any super contributions. J Edgar Hoover’s role in the Nixon Whitehouse. Two American NATO servicemen were killed in Afghanistan. The US Senate is about to vote on whether they’re going to let religion dictate their laws. […]