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Social contract and community - a very interesting and thoughtful piece by Chris Trotter: http://bowalleyroad.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/people-like-me.html
People Like Me: In the English-speaking world the Welfare State was born out of two vast historic events, the Great Depression and World War II. The sense of social solidarity engendered by these all-embracing experiences ext...
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From the recent anti-TPPA protest march at Auckland: Which Side Are You On?
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This talk contains some very interesting and fresh information on the extension of the "security state". Something relevant to all citizens of democratic societies:
http://mirror.linux.org.au/pub/linux.conf.au/2014/Monday/178-Keynote-Dr_Suelette_Dreyfus.mp4
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I especially loved the demonstration with the knitting needle ;-)
The TSA's 12 Banned Items of Christmas
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Edward Snowden's Christmas message - an unblocked version of an important warning about mass surveillance and privacy: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37219.htm
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By Dr Robert Sproul-CranHere's a teaser. Imagine a helicopter takes off from the most northerly point in the UK and flies in a straight line to the most southerly point. Exactly half way through th...
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Deeply interesting story of one of the great lives of the 20th century: https://static.pinboard.in/webstock_2014.htm
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Looking forwards to getting a Ubuntu phone one day :-) Meizu Ubuntu MX3 Hands On
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Good people doing good work for the greater good - thank goodness there are idealists in this world: http://www.pubpat.org/ampsctdecision.htm
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My smart phone, in many ways, represents the pinnacle of human technology. The phone cover my daughter made for it, less so. But it was made with love so my guess is that it will still be highly valuable to me in decades to come unlike the phone. Just sayin'.
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Heh - it says - "Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!", or possibly, "One day I hope to be running Firefox OS or Ubuntu Touch"
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