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Tom van Bodegraven
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France may offer Edward Snowden, Julian Assange asylum
Following spying revelations, Minister "wouldn't be surprised" at political asylum for WikiLeaks founder and NSA whistleblower.
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Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise
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Australian police corruption and brutality. Why is Australia so much like the USA?
Gold Coast policeman who leaked video of colleagues assaulting handcuffed man could face charges.
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"....The statement unveiled how rampant mismanagement, inflated salaries of employees, and a lack of transparency fuelled the squandering of millions of dollars...."
New report alleges US aid group raised almost $500m but only managed to build six homes in country devastated by quake.
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Australia is and always has been deeply conservative.
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and always follows, never leads
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This is an excellent move!
Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of waste alongside food poverty
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I love working 24 hour FedEx Days – with lost of healthy pizza and V. Keen to do a couple of 48 hours sessions.
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“The government has never ignored a court ruling like this one before, but there has never been a ruling like this before either,” she said. “Everybody has a right to appeal.” 
Lets keep an eye on this.
Dutch court orders state to reduce emissions by 25% within five years to protect its citizens from climate change in world’s first climate liability suit
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A film that reminds us exactly why Bush, Blair, and others in their administrations should stand trial.
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A life sentence without parole. How is this possible in this "modern" world?
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Interesting the way these people look at things in an economic or product/service paradigm.
This process has been happening to humans in a very basic manner over the last few centuries with population growth.
Another one that should be close to their economic heart is the exponential accumulation of wealth to a diminishing population.
Another one for them to take heed of is the exponential growth and slide of pest predator-populations such as the rabbit-fox scenario.
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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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