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Kelvin Thomson, retiring, points to the elephant in the room. "It's hard to reduce your carbon footprint when you're adding more feet".

We have an economy that looks like it is still breathing because of housing unaffordability.

Outgoing member for the Victorian seat of Wills, Kelvin Thomson MP argues discussions around climate change need to include talk about population growth.
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Next phase of rights removal from the stampeding American sheep..let there be no doubt!!!!
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Because superheroes (mostly) need a day job to pay the bills
Besides saving the world, they are just like us, they need money for living, food, drink, daily needs. I think the most expensive things are their beautiful costumes.
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The Syrian war explained in comic form. Warning, the phrase "climate change" plays a key role. Deal with it.
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The new Barbie doll is creepy in all sorts of ways ... "bride-of-chucky" level creepy.

There's the scenario where a kid tells the doll their birthday is coming up, and Barbie starts talking about new, cool toys coming out. It's not a stretch of the imagination that this will happen. The doll itself, and I find this quite creepy, is actually a recording device. It can also capture non child-doll conversations that are happening in the background.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act was recently passed, which says that companies can share the data with the Department of Homeland Security—and, by extension, the FBI and NSA and so on. So I laughed when I read about all it a Barbie, or a CIA agent? George Orwell lacked imagination when he wrote 1984—he couldn't even conceive of this.
The new Hello Barbie is able to have a 'conversation' with children using speech-recognition software and WiFi. But what's happening with all the recorded data?
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This is creepy-cool. Creepy because, well, as you said...
Cool as I ohgods I remember owning barbies and the idea of an interactive toy is just cool Cool COOL! 

But parents would really have to know what the kid had.
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"The paradox among (politicians) debating (refugees): the one who panics the most is considered the toughest"

John Cleese nails it, and, because it applies outside the US as well, I've quoted it a little more generically 
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The headline is wrong: it shouldn't say "Andrew Bolt: ISIS recruit".  It should say "Andrew Bolt: ISIS Recruiter"

If you want to recruit disaffected Muslims to a war of hate, there's no more effective way than to get prominent westerners to do the heavy lifting.
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Peter: Seriously?  What evidence do you have that theism promotes peace?  Peace comes from having everyone in-group, or having respect and no fear for out-groups.  The Abrahamic sects, at ANY scale, whether it be Abrahamism versus atheism and paganism, or Judaism versus Christianity versus Islam, or Protestant versus Catholic or Shi'ite versus Sunni, create nothing but schisms, ever more outgroups, and distrust/disdain for outgroups.

Worth noting even at an individual level that religion promotes immorality: theists are over-represented in US prison populations compared to atheists.  This isn't because they confess their sins to police and judges!
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By training a biologist, by work an IT geek, but mostly a grumpy greybeard lefty softened by Bach and granddaddydom
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Been there a couple of times since it opened a few weeks back. Great to have a half-arthouse half-mainstream selection available in Glenferrie Road, with lots of small comfortable cinemas rather than one big one. ... and a good selection of cakes, nibbles and drinks (including coffee and mulled wine) with a sit-down area while waiting. We'll be back.
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I eat in the Malvern Glenferrie Road shopping centre every day - and Eden Espresso is by far the cafe I use the most, especially for brunch and breakfast. The french toast is the best I've ever had, anywhere.
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A delight - staff who know their books, make a good selection to have in the store, and are prepared to put the effort in to talk with the customer for long enough to help make a good selection ... and particularly good at figuring out the interests and reading levels of children. Whether it is asking the right questions of a one-off customer (such as my friends who visit), or keeping track of my child, and now grandchild, as they grow, this is the kind of service you simply cannot get online, no matter how many reviews you read.
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