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A new book documents Henry Kissinger's contributions to the current US policy of perpetual war.
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Hoskins is unbelievable. He is just a dumb mouthpiece for his master. A bit of an idiot really.
In Newstalk ZB's television advert, Mike Hosking breathlessly exclaims, we keep pushing, asking the hard questions seeking clarity and ultimately resolution. We never sleep because - New Zealand Herald
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A war between people and the police in the USA - a sad, but normal day. A country full of trigger happy insane people.
A Memphis police officer was shot late Saturday night, officials said.
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New Zealand politician writes to Obama about TPP:

Former Mana party leader Hone Harawira has written an open letter to US president Barack Obama, asking him to hold off on signing the TPP and inviting him down under to "go fishing, have a feed and a few beers".

In his letter he compared Maori in New Zealand with American Indians, saying because of the Treaty of Waitangi, "our people suffer the same levels of deprivation in housing, justice, employment, education and health as Native Americans".

He went on to write:

"We want to be able to look after our lands, our forests, our rivers and our seas just like the Treaty said we could, not just for Maori but for everyone in this country, and we're really scared that the TPPA is going to make our fight an impossible one.

"Maori aren't even allowed to look at the TPPA before it gets signed off, and from what we hear it'll compromise our sovereignty as Maori and as New Zealanders. We also hear that it will let foreign companies sue our government for protecting our rights (which admittedly they haven't been that good at for the last 175 years!).

"And we hear that this TPPA will take priority over our Treaty, and that we will be denied the rights guaranteed to us by the Treaty and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

"And that sucks!"

Harawira asked Obama to "scrap the TPPA" and invited the president to come to New Zealand for some fishing, beers and " a feed", before sending "love to the whanau" and signing off with: "Laterz bro".
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Australia's deep seated ugly face of racism - will it ever die?

Goodes is an Indigenous Australian who plays for the Swans, has been plagued by booing whenever he is on the field - Indigenous Australians are not liked in Australia. It's especially a bad reflection on the people who support sports that are plagued by continuous racism - these people (spectators) are implicated by association. Only a complete spectator boycott of all AFL games is going to bring it home. We now hear that Adam Goodes is withdrawing form play, as he can no longer take the ongoing racial taunting.
AFL star and Indigenous Australian Adam Goodes takes time off amid a row about
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We are seeing more and more of this around the world. This is extremely disturbing and shows that so called labour laws are just not working, or even designed not to work.
We expose the dirty secrets behind Australia’s fresh food industry and the widespread exploitation of foreign workers.
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Simon was working in an organic sourdough bakery in Melbourne, and they had some Nepalese bakers who were working over 12 hours per day for less than minimum wage and it was because they promised them sponsorship. They were leaving after 12 hours and going to a 2nd job to make ends meet. This was in a 'healthy, alternative' bakery. In Melbourne there were so many people being exploited in the hospitality industry
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America's "wilful amnesia" Understanding American racism - then and now.
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"....So what should you do if you own an Android phone? That's up to you. I can't tell you what to do with your life, but these are your choices...."
Stagefright finally convinces tech journalist to abandon Google's smartphones.
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TPP talks must die. High court bid in wings to shed light on TPP talks
TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.
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"In addition, if this was not bad enough already, a person riding an elephant puts intense pressure on their spine, as well as harming their skin. Elephants are not built to hold multiple people and an uncomfortable chair on their back all day, every day. Imagine carrying around a huge, poorly fitting hiking pack day after day! You would probably be feeling pretty awful and may experience some lasting damage."
Why do we continue to torture and abuse these beautiful creatures for the sake of tourism?
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Usability UCD work: interaction design, user experience, usability, ux, product design, web design, flows, personas, user based research, usability testing, writing for the Web.
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“Inadequate use of usability engineering methods in software development projects have been estimated to cost the US economy about $30 billion per year in lost productivity.” - Jakob Nielsen
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Professionally: I am passionate about Usability, UX and User Centred Design.

Privately: I love playing the game of Go (Baduk) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game) as a lowly kyu player. I play in online tournaments at http://online-go.com/ I plan to become a single digit kyu player. 
I am extremely interested in sustainable living including passive housing (dwellings) and transportation.

Politically: I am a great admirer of Noam Chomsky.

Religion: I am an "Unbeliever" - a Humanist. All Gods (and there are many) are imaginary and created by us humans. "Creationism" and "Intelligent Design" are simple delusions. 
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I am actively reducing my carbon footprint. One of the things I have done is commute 44 km per day on an electric assisted bicycle. I am interested in reducing the cost of moving around within my world, especially daily commuting. We are now seeing some ultra efficient fuel injection motorbikes. Electric motor bikes are also being produced. The cost savings of using these modes of transport as an alternative to the car, on a national level would be truly fantastic. These savings in turn could be put to good use. During 2.5 years of commuting on my bike, I have covered 16798 km at a cost of $NZD 65.00 in electricity. I am now in Wellington and commuting to work by train.
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