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US former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, has died at the age of 76.

He died on Sunday at his home in Toronto, Canada, his friend and former co-defendant John Artis, confirmed.

Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders in New Jersey in 1966.

The clearly racial motivations behind the incarceration became well-known in Bob Dylan's song Hurricane, several books and a film.
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I think the accounting would add up to $trillions for multinational capitalists.
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What an utterly disgraceful group!
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"An anti-drone activist and journalist has gone missing in Pakistan just days before he was due to travel to Europe to speak with Parliament members about the impact of the U.S. drone wars. The legal charity Reprieve says Karim Khan was seized in the early hours of February 5 by up to 20 men, some wearing police uniforms. He has not been seen since. Khan’s brother and son were both killed in a drone strike."
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Global warming, a perspective we can all relate to - also very scary.  I love this website! 
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Would love one of these. It would be a nice replacement for my ageing (3 years) "Lazer" electric-assist bike, on which I have completed 860 work commutes, covering a total distance of 1760 Km.
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Utrecht, Holland - Melbourne, Australia - Bonn, Germany - Masterton, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Manheim, Germany
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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 and User Centred Design UCD.

Privately: I love playing the game of Go (Baduk) as a lowly kyu player. I should be spending more time on learning my mandolin. 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 invented by simple people. I also do not think much of Islam either, mainly because it oppresses women and like Christianity, is based and founded on fear and punishment.
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I am actively reducing my carbon footprint. One of the things I do 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.
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