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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 08:00 Source

Young Indian woman Reingamphi Awungshi was brutally killed in May. Her story is sadly typical for many female victims of violence, write Sharna de Lacy and Fiona McAlpine from Delhi

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you said it... Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 01:10 Source

We thought we’d share this full-blown crazy from tonight with you. He posted this to a months-old blog post exposing a racist soldier.

It is not often we get someone who ticks all the conspiracy theory boxes in one post but this fruitcake manages to do so.

Enjoy

nutjob

Don’t think he has left anyone out though we are happy to be corrected on that.

BONUS – the late great Billy Thorpe

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laberal Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 20:27 Source

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 17:08 Source

Fresh from being out in the cold in New York, Kevin Rudd yesterday met with the French President, François Hollande, at the Elysée Palace.

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Drag0nista's Blog Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 14:59 Source

Why are the Greens so surprised? A post for SBS News. Filed under: Politics

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:36 Source

Proportional representation is sometimes floated as a way to reform the Senate vote. But would it mean fewer minor parties in the upper house? Lawrence Bull crunches the numbers

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:36 Source

Proportional representation is often floated as a way to reform the Senate vote. But would it mean fewer minor parties in the upper house? Lawrence Bull crunches the numbers

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 10:20 Source

In Part 2 of the round-up of commentary on the IPCC WG1 report I’ve tried to highlight where people have said something new or not emphasised elsewhere. I’ve not attempted to cover the MSM.

That’s it as a round-up. I plan to revisit particular topics later when the IPCC have finished fiddling with the text and layout.

The following image is the temperature projections representing the most optimistic and pessimistic scenarios. Bear in mind that RCP2.6 is probably hopelessly optimistic and at present we are tracking to do worse than RCP8.5. Also what happens is not likely to be as smooth as the graphs the models spit out.

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The Tally Room Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 10:15 Source

miranda1-2ppA by-election will be held in the NSW state seat of Miranda on 19 October. Miranda covers parts of the Sutherland Shire in southern Sydney.

The seat has traditionally voted Liberal but Barry Collier held the seat for Labor from 1999 to 2011.

In 2011, Collier retired and the Liberal Party’s Graham Annesley won the seat – with a massive swing of 21.8% across the seat.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 01:55 Source
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The Angle Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 00:28 Source

Buying A Home Should Be A Fun And Interesting ProcessThe

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The Angle Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 00:28 Source

Buying A Home Should Be A Fun And Interesting ProcessThe market has never been better for buying a home or other real estate. Right now, the market is very lucrative; there are low rates, so the starting investment does not need to be very high.

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The Angle Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 00:28 Source

Buying A Home Should Be A Fun And Interesting ProcessThe market

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 23:17 Source

Climate clippings_175These posts are intended to share information and ideas about climate change and hence act as a roundtable. Again, I do not want to spend time in comments rehashing whether human activity causes climate change.

This edition has a pot-pourri of stuff which I’ve posted pretty much in the order it came to hand. I’ve excised an item on the impact of solar on Qld electricity supply which I’ll sort out after I’ve finished the IPCC round-up.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 19:54 Source

So Julie Bishop wants to expand our diplomatic presence overseas and to ‘fight’ for more funding for DFAT.

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laberal Monday, October 7, 2013 - 19:40 Source

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laberal Monday, October 7, 2013 - 19:05 Source

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 18:06 Source

Four plane crashes now, only three of them fatal – for Joe Junior in 1944, John Junior yesterday and Kathleen in 1948. The fourth, in 1964, broke Teddy’s back, and his recovery, like Jack’s survival of many spine operations and two Final Unctions, was a minor miracle. An assassination attempt in 1960 when a gun a few feet from Jack’s face was snatched from the gunman’s hand. Two assassinations, one on the day Bobby saved his son David from drowning. The coincidence deeply depressed David, who overdosed on heroin at 29. A stillbirth to Jackie in 1956 and the death of a son, Patrick, three days old, in 1963.

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you said it... Monday, October 7, 2013 - 13:47 Source

#auspol

 

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:59 Source

da vinci painting

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Left Focus Monday, October 7, 2013 - 10:55 Source

Just to let readers know we have been made aware of statements by Anthony Albanese and Bill Shorten – both claiming they will work to implement organisational reform if elected as Labor Leader.  This was in response to the "Local Labor" Survey of Candidates.Nb: In the two posts immediately preceding this one I published a series of policy questions which unfortunately have not been answer

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 10:39 Source

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going — except for ObamaCare.

This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 10:21 Source

A new Cheat Sheet - this time on the trips and traps in R programming.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 09:30 Source

44/28 = Australia’s 44th Parliament and 28th Prime Minister. Share your reactions to the latest news from/about the Abbott government.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 08:58 Source

Even if most Cats don’t get a vote, I don’t see why we should not have an opinion.

I’m leaning towards Albo.  Yes, I know what you are thinking.  All those mawkish aphorisms: “My role is to fight the Tories, I was brung up by a single mum in a housing commission flat, I want to be remembered as an infrastructure PM.”

And, yes, he was responsible for some appalling policies while in government – eg. the shipping policy which was just another form of government-aided extortion by the MUA.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 07:23 Source

In The Australian today:
“Bill Clinton famously called the US “the indispensable nation”‘. With the shutdown grinding on, America seems more incomprehensible than indispensable. And further crises lie ahead, as showdowns on the debt ceiling and the automatic sequester loom.”

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 04:41 Source

All that needs to be asked comes down, I think, to three questions. Is Robbo more likely to win the 2015 election than Nathan Rees? Is Albo more likely to win the 2016 election than Bill Shorten? And, in what …

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Digitopoly Monday, October 7, 2013 - 03:57 Source

Screen Shot 2013-10-06 at 12.56.42 PMI am pretty sure that Harvard Business School spends some time teaching its students about Google’s “Don’t be evil” business statement. While I am also pretty sure that it doesn’t take it at face value, I would be very surprised if it challenged not being evil as a worthy goal.

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Café Whispers Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 22:49 Source

The Coalition ‘never had a policy of towing boats back’, says Scott Morrison:

Morrison said the Coalition had “never had a policy of towing boats back to Indonesia” and blamed “misrepresentation over a long period of time” in the media for that impression.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 22:42 Source

Last week, I wrote about the desire among the political class for the ALP to spend as little time as possible dealing with their in-house dramas and make with the shouting and pointing.

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