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North Coast Voices Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 00:16 Source

The sixteenth consecutive Newspoll shows the Labor Party leading the Liberal-Nationals Coalition.

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 00:15 Source

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Bligh Turnbull, Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield and Minister for Sport Greg Hunt owe an explanation to every Australian who has taken an income support cut or an earned income cut during the last three years because of Coalition Government policies and decisions.Show us the contract signed by Foxtel Sports Australia or News Corp!ABC Radio Melbourne, “Mornings” program, 17 July

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 00:12 Source

By Dr Wildlife Ecology Democratic societies prove their credentials by the worth of their public debate. But for over a decade the bipartisan plans to accelerate our immigration intake have been pursued without so much as a murmur of consultation with the electorate. Australia now has one of the fastest rates of population growth among

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Bitcoin Is Unsustainable – Vice The curious world of micro caps—leveling the playing field – Factor Investor Federal Reserve now faces prospect of global monetary policy tightening – Reuters How Markets Could Come Out of the Shadows – WSJ Saudi Arabia Turns Off the U.S. Oil Tap – Bloomberg

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Club Troppo Monday, July 24, 2017 - 21:29 Source

Does It Matter How and How Much Politicians are Paid? by Duha T. Altindag, Elif S. Filiz, Erdal Tekin – #23613 (LS POL)

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Political Owl Monday, July 24, 2017 - 21:02 Source

At the weekend Kellyanne Conway, one of the US President's attack dogs, went on television to argue that lies told by her boss Donald Trump are ok because ‘he doesn’t think he’s lying’.  Think Progress described the amazing interlude:

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 24, 2017 - 16:55 Source

by Chris Becker A mixed start to the week for risk markets outside China as traders prepare for a tumultous week of US earnings, CPI prints and finally the Federal Reserve’s latest take on where the world’s biggest market – government bonds – will turn as it reassesses its interest rate trajectory. In mainland China

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Club Troppo Monday, July 24, 2017 - 16:38 Source

I: Introduction

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Skepticlawyer Monday, July 24, 2017 - 15:30 Source

Ron Unz has produced two pieces of statistical analysis on ethnicity and crime in the US providing evidence that there is no distinctive tendency among Hispanics to have a higher crime rate, once other factors are controlled for, while there is clearly a much higher crime rate among African-Americans.

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Renew Economy Monday, July 24, 2017 - 14:54 Source

Engie to auction off old coal plant parts in series of online auctions starting in September. Get your bidding fingers ready.

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 24, 2017 - 14:35 Source

After last month’s pounding for inventor loans, we’re into phase two today:   Bankwest, a subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, is slugging existing interest-only owner occupiers with increases of 35 basis points, in the latest move to rein in higher risk loans. The lender is decreasing lending on selected principal and interest products by

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Renew Economy Monday, July 24, 2017 - 14:23 Source

Hawaii and California take major steps towards 100% renewable energy, showing it can be done on both big island grids, and in a major economy. In Hawaii, the local utility is so keen it says it can reach the target 5 years earlier than the mandate.

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Renew Economy Monday, July 24, 2017 - 14:10 Source

The highlights of the Clean Energy Summit, the 1200MW wind and solar plan for Windlab, and energy futures in a holding pattern.

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Renew Economy Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:38 Source

Brisbane-based designer and maker of EV fast chargers raises $10m in just 10 days, from just one investor: former coal baron Brian Flannery.

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:32 Source

By Leith van Onselen Another report has been released highlighting the absurdity of the Sydney housing market, with just one suburb having a median house price below $500,000 – Willmot 50 kilometres west of Sydney’s CBD. From Domain: It’s the end of an affordability era. After a five-year boom Sydney has just one suburb left with

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:15 Source

Dalian has remained weak during today: Big Iron too: Big Gas is breaking down: Big Gold has caught a little bid: Big Bubble has not: Big Liar is mixed: The big bearish chart on XJO is still apparent with a potential head shoulders top plus descending triangle still in play: We’re also at the 200DMA:

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:06 Source

Via Westpac’s Robert Rennie: The A$ is toying with top of my fair value model output – above 0.7950 its more than 1stdev above FV. RBA Debelle’s comments enough to cap? I remain of the view that the rush to EUR will still push the Aussie above 80 cents short term. But it’s splitting hairs,

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:42 Source

He’s baaaack: Fresh from his faction’s resounding victory in the NSW Liberal Party over the weekend, an emboldened Tony Abbott has switched his focus to torpedoing the Renewable Energy Target and the government’s plans to introduce a Clean Energy Target. Mr Abbott travelled to Gladstone, Queensland, on Monday to tour an aluminium smelter, advocate the construction of

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:42 Source

By Leith van Onselen Labor leader, Bill Shorten, confirmed over the weekend that the party would target trusts, which it views as a tax shelter favouring the wealthy. From The AFR: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will detail a Labor clampdown on trusts and other tax minimisation vehicles… Mr Shorten confirmed the push against trusts on Sunday…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:19 Source

What needs to be done for the stinking mainstream media (MSM). As I see it, the majority of problems have two origins: Problems Created (in the original design); and Problems Arising (from result of application). The first can be excused as unforeseen, the second can be deduced from incremental measures while in use. The logic…

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Political Owl Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:47 Source
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Popular Science Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:38 Source

If humans are ever really going to make it to Mars, we're going to need a bigger boat.

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Popular Science Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:38 Source

Erectile dysfunction can be hard. No, this is not a joke, even though that pun was absolutely intended. The simple fact is that ED can have psychologically devastating effects that we shouldn't make light of. If folks are too ashamed to talk about these issues, they're more likely to turn to things like male enhancement coffee.

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Popular Science Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:38 Source

NASA is forever linked to space, a plucky government agency bravely hurtling people and robots into the great beyond. Yet the agency has always had as much of an earth-bound mission as an outer space one. The “Aeronautics” at NASA may get short shrift, but with 300 videos of archival aviation tests released online this week, there's plenty of airborne excitement waiting for viewers.

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Popular Science Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:38 Source

We know that dust can make us sneeze, but can the scourge of clean homes everywhere also make us gain weight? Possibly, according to a recent study in Environmental Science and Technology. In a manner of speaking, anyway.

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Popular Science Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:38 Source

“We are living in a plastic age,” Captain Charles Moore tells PopSci. “We're ignorant of its dangers, and we haven't learned properly to fear or to respect it.”

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Popular Science Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:38 Source

We see hundreds or even thousands of images a day, and almost all of them have been digitally manipulated in some way. Some have gotten basic color corrections or simple Instagram filter effects, while others have received full on Photoshop jobs to completely transform the subject. It turns out humans aren't very good at recognizing when an image has been manipulated, even if the change is fairly substantial.

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Popular Science Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:38 Source

Turns out bacteria cells might not actually outnumber your own, but there's still a heck of a lot of the little buggers living all over you. And since you're already sharing the rest of yourself with your partner—your bed, your shower, your saliva—it makes sense that you'd share bacterial colonies too.

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Popular Science Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:38 Source

It's relatively new to America's drug scene, but in the last few years, its victims have included everyone from musician Prince to a 10-year-old boy in Miami. The culprit is fentanyl, a lesser-known—but incredibly lethal—opioid that has become increasingly prevalent in the United States.

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Popular Science Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:38 Source

Lots of people rely on insulin injections to manage their blood sugar. But after nearly a century of helping diabetics, the hormone is starting to look appealing for other uses as well.

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