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Michael Crichton is clueless - reasic [via Deltoid]
pork inflation in China - SMH
feeble government plans for Australia's water - SMH
disillusionment among US soldiers in Iraq - IHT [via AntiWar]
opposition to Australia's "anti-terrorism" censorship - CosmicFantasia
reject Microsoft Word 2007 - RobWeir
"Not only cannot you not submit files in OOXML format, but you can't even use Office 2007 and save in the old binary formats."
labour is not just a commodity: the reality of WorkChoices - RtoS
people, wildlife and buildings in India - Dinets
swindling Australians on global warming - Barista
would the ABC screen a Holocaust denial documentary?
no Australian government will take on alcohol - Crikey
soldiers get attached to their robots - WP
are dogs really domesticated gray wolves? - Dinets
social security for India's 400 million poorest workers? - BBC [via CLP]
dumping a 737 in the middle of the city - Barista
120 Palestinian children were killed by Israelis in 2006 - Ynet
making money from domain names: meet "domainer" Kevin Ham - CNN [via WMW]
refugee camps in Lebanon become battlefields - Times
the stupidities of Australia's new citizenship test - Crikey
Al-Qaida in Gaza: the fruit of the Six Day war - Guardian
as a teenager I too viewed Israel's 1967 victory as heroic
an update on Finkelstein v Dershowitz - Nation [via RW]
I picked up a copy of Beyond Chutzpah for $2 at a sale, but haven't looked at it yet
a review of the film The Lives of Others
I enjoyed this - 3.5/4
- but it did seem a bit romanticised
US big business abets poisonous food imports from China - WP [via MSpeak]
I think I'll stick to Chinese-made electronics...
half a million dollars to bring Hicks back to Australia - HeraldSun
photo-essays: latest on e-waste disposal in China - FP [via /.]
The wildlife and scenery of Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan - Wild Borneo [review]
Ask the Brontë sisters - CEA [via Barista]
CENTCOM commander nixes third Gulf carrier and Iran attack - Barista
"There are several of us trying to put the crazies back in the box."
the British have lost Basra to the Iranians - Guardian
"Fadhila control the oil terminals, the oil protection force and part of the navy. Moqtada controls the ports and customs, the customs, police and its intelligence. Commandos are under the control of Badr Brigade."
some photos from Germany - Flickr
-ise versus -ize in British English - BMJ
English words derived from Greek verbs -izein or Latin -izare, or derived from nouns, should be spelled with -ize
debunking common myths about climate change - NewSci [via /.]
large brains and cognition in cetaceans: an overview - PLoS
Eben Moglen's on Microsoft's "be very afraid" tour - YT
- Wiki [via Link]
Florida police arrest a six year old for classroom disruption - WtoP [via Schneier]
"She was yelling, screaming — just being uncontrollable. Defiant." -- “But she was 6" -- "Do you think this is the first 6-year-old we've arrested?"
how mobile phones help fishermen in Kerala - Economist
no clear result in Iceland's election - SwissInfo
"the election race was dominated by a single issue -- the tempo of big industrial development"
does Philip K. Dick belong in the American canon? - MSNBC
if I were crossed with Atrios and the Economist removed... - Disinterested
... what would one get?
activists fight Mubarak's crackdown in Egypt - Non-Arab
outsourcing local journalism to India - Guardian
Mumbai journalists to cover Pasadena, CA council meetings
China's poor no longer get healthcare - Guardian
"China invests only 20% of its medical spending on rural areas although they are home to 70% of the population"
Untouchable-Brahmin alliance wins Uttar Pradesh election - Guardian
India's most populous state, with 170 million people
debunking some myths about the French economy - EuroTrib [via MSpeak]
a dual language presentation, for those who like to read economics in French
learning three languages in Brittany - Telegraph
the EU is getting serious about energy security - SMH
a special issue on writing from behind bars - WWB
90% of US children under two watch television regularly - SMH
"the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under age 2 not watch any television"
Australia proposes ban on "material that praises terrorist acts" - AG [via EFA]
public submissions are due by 29th May
Western businesses lobby against Chinese workers' rights - Hari [via SideS]
"Maoism is fine so long as its dictatorial urges are put to the service of Bill Gates and other billionaires"
demonstrating in Rabin Square - AntiWar
Australian extradited to US for breaking copyright law - Age
The Bretons [review]
the archaeology and history of Brittany down to 1491
nuclear reactors cost more than expected - Guardian [via ProRev]
in Turkey, class not religion is the major fault line - Guardian
a sampling of Zimbabwean blogs - BBC [via JH]
Riverbend and her family are fleeing Iraq - BaghdadBurning [via RW]
"before the war one could live anywhere. We didn't know what our neighbors were - we didn't care. No one asked about religion or sect."
Brazil takes compulsory license of AIDS drug - Alert [via /.]
treating epidemics takes precedence over intellectual property rights
Marc Ferro's history of WWI - The Great War [review]
focusing on the socialist movements
headscarf-wearing does not justify a military coup - Economist
ravens are curious and smart - Spiegel [via Barista]
young ravens taunt wolves to learn how they behave
the complexities of carbon trading - LRB [via Seriously]
Turkey's constitutional drama - HH
the Australian government "do not call list" opens - gov.au
this should help cut down telemarketing calls after May 31st, though there are too many exemptions
truckloads of explosives and weapons, but they're not terrorists - Maha [via MSpeak]
abortion case sparks Irish constitutional crisis - Guardian
Digg gives up trying to censor 32 hex digits - PCworld
Gordon Brown's political history - Economist
someone I know surprisingly little about
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