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A great article of John Pilger speaking his mind, to and failing to sugar coat it. I know many people will immediately dismiss much of it as bulls***. But I recommend you read it anyway. It's good for the soul to hear the other side of the story. 
The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was buried or suppressed, understandably. It would explain too much about how the rulers of the world rule.
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In all seriousness, this is a GREAT idea.

H/T to +Arturo Gutierrez for the article
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Ahhh this the world we live in I guess.

Interesting turn of events in Australia. The local high school near me was evacuated recently due to a bomb threat. The threat was non-specific, and the call was also not made to the primary school next door. This is because the call was an automated robo-call! This is happening to schools all over the country. So far all the same.

Appears to be no motive, so pattern, and no legitimate threat. But it's a HUGE pain in the arse. I hate people sometimes. 
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From an interview with Marc Edwards:

Q. Do you have any sense that perverse incentive structures prevented scientists from exposing the problem in Flint sooner?

A. Yes, I do. In Flint the agencies paid to protect these people weren’t solving the problem. They were the problem. What faculty person out there is going to take on their state, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?

I don’t blame anyone, because I know the culture of academia. You are your funding network as a professor. You can destroy that network that took you 25 years to build with one word. I’ve done it. When was the last time you heard anyone in academia publicly criticize a funding agency, no matter how outrageous their behavior? We just don’t do these things.

If an environmental injustice is occurring, someone in a government agency is not doing their job. Everyone we wanted to partner said, Well, this sounds really cool, but we want to work with the government. We want to work with the city. And I’m like, You’re living in a fantasy land, because these people are the problem.

Q. I keep coming back to these university researchers in Flint who said: "The state has 50 epidemiologists. They say that the water’s safe. So I’m going to focus my energy on something that’s less settled." How do you decide when the state should be challenged?

A. That’s a great question. We are not skeptical enough about each other’s results. What’s the upside in that? You’re going to make enemies. People might start questioning your results. And that’s going to start slowing down our publication assembly line. Everyone’s invested in just cranking out more crap papers.

So when you start asking questions about people, and you approach them as a scientist, if you feel like you’re talking to an adult and they give you a rational response and are willing to share data and discuss an issue rationally, I’m out of there. I go home.

But when you reach out to them, as I did with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and they do not return your phone calls, they do not share data, they do not respond to FOIA [open-records requests], y’know. … In each case I just started asking questions and turning over rocks, and I resolved to myself, The second something slimy doesn’t come out, I’m gonna go home. But every single rock you turn over, something slimy comes out.

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Q. I talked to this woman yesterday at the university pavilion. She’s a senior, a nursing student. We looked at the stickers the university had put on its water fountain, saying that this has a filter, that this is safe. And she said: "No. I don’t drink the water here. I don’t care what they say. I don’t care if it’s from the university." At that level of mistrust, the system doesn’t work. What do you think people would have to see in order to start trusting what scientists tell them?

A. It’s going to take time for the people in Flint. They have been so betrayed, and the callous way that our most vulnerable were treated in Flint by the very agencies paid to protect them is so profoundly disturbing. That’s why this is striking such a chord.

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Water-Next-Time-Professor/235136/

Marc Edwards, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, has become something of a folk hero for his role in identifying lead in the city’s water. But he says he takes no pleasure in the attention. Instead he worries that university res
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Was watching #NCIS the other day and Ziva was listening to this band on her iPod. She has damn good taste in music.
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Now I finally know the source of the Polish slang word "frajer" :-)
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We have always been at war with Eastasia. War is peace.
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Best leak ever! In one fell swoop they have hit Putin, FIFA, and the Prime Minister of Iceland where it hurts. In their secret hidden offshore slush fund pocketbook. And that's just day 1.
What is Mossack Fonseca, how big is it, and who uses offshore firms? Key questions about one of the biggest ever data leaks
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Interesting, but unsurprising that Iceland is targeted. It seems that no one is free from payback
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There are some really interesting ones in this list. I'm particularly curious about "Bad Whisky". Does that mean if you drink bad whisky you are insane? Seems legit.
 
This list of reasons for admission to a lunatic asylum in the 1800s
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Hi everybody! well I'm Ned. I live in north/west sydney. i have a lovely wife and 2 dogs. like making music, mostly with guitar or keys. i'm into geeky things like science and tech stuff. and work wise i'm trying to blend my knowledge and experience in AV with IT and new technologies.
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