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Friday News Picks

March 21, 2014

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Until a couple of years ago, each Friday I posted links about news items from the week. People told me they missed them so I'm starting up again.

Damn you, internet

January 9, 2013

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I blame globalisation and the internet. The number of appalling situations or events are brought to my attention by organisations like Change.org, SumOfUs.org and GetUp is starting to make me sick. Without them, I would be much more comfortable in my privilege as a more-or-less white, basically-middle-class woman in a safe, rich country. As it […]

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 […]

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. […]

Friday news picks

February 24, 2012

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Hermit crab shells are running out. Luckily we have 3D printers! An amazing, dreamy iPad book. Some scientors grew a flower from one that’s been frozen for 32,000 years. Property foreclosures are happening to successful Hollywood types. Journalists died when the Syrian government bombed its own people. JK Rowling is writing a book that’s meant for adults. […]

Friday news picks

February 17, 2012

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Cubans are beginning to inject money into the island’s ragged real estate. LA might decide that good graffiti art is not crime. The government talked about doing things to the health system. Some random on Twitter broke the news of Whitney Houston’s death about an hour before the media did. No more sneak-peakiness in the […]