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the politics of timber plantations on the Tiwi Islands - Crikey
overview of cat domestication - SciAm
Scottish banknotes are not legal tender in England - LRB
"Both the British and the American plans to help the banks are very, very, very expensive variations on the theme of sticking their fingers in their ears and loudly singing 'La la la, I'm not listening.'"
how 1 in 4 in UK and US have been misled about vaccination-autism links - PLOS
some Pakistanis apologize to Bangladesh for 1971 - Chapati
Microsoft moves to make non-profits pay full price - ComputerWorld
I tried to push Oxfam to free software a decade ago, but have no idea what their systems look like these days
documentary on Las Vegas in collapse - Current
the economics behind AdWords - Wired [via RW]
Donald Duck is rather different in Germany - WSJ [via CR]
"Dr. Fuchs’s Donald was no ordinary comic creation. He was a bird of arts and letters"
competition in Australia's international network links - AusIT
methane from subsea clathrates - ABC
this and methane from melting permafrost are serious risks to H. sapiens
word processors are stupid and inefficient - WFU [via /.]
California is broke, and starting to shut down - CNN
a two billion dollar handout for Australia's coal industry - Age
terrorism by tax protestors is not new in the US - ML
Tim Flannery's adventures in the New Guinea highlands - Throwim Way Leg [review]
Congress only ten seats short of outright majority in Lok Sabha - Times
accommoation in Kyoto - SMH
NSW public prosecutor criticises anti-bikie laws - SMH
"Why should the responsibility for identifying which organisations warrant being declared under the act be vested in the Police Commissioner, an unelected official?"
terrorist attacks on food are not a major risk - Guardian
can Microsoft buy Africa? - BBC [via /.]
an introduction to Hungarology - HLO
more on the Merck/Elsevier scam - Guardian [via CT]
"staff at Merck made a 'hit list' of doctors who were critical of the company, or of the drug. This list contained words such as 'neutralise', 'neutralised' and 'discredit' next to names"
child abuse by the Australian government - SMH
Benny Morris on 1948 - NYROB
the Chagossians still want to return to Diego Garcia - NYROB
translating "translation" into Japanese - WWB
Afghanistan's only pig has been quarantined - Reuters
Kashgar's Old City is being bulldozed - National
"a Chinese government plan calls for the relocation of 65,000 Uighur households, about 220,000 people, whose families have lived in the Old City for centuries"
Merck bought an entire peer-reviewed journal?! - BioEthics
just to publish favourable data for its products
demolishing the nonsense about the Taliban overrunning Pakistan - Chapati
a few thousand Pathan warriors pose no threat whatsoever to Sindh or Punjab
fiscal problems and fish are barriers to Iceland's EU entry - Economist
lose your Amazon account, your Kindle stops working - BB
I'm avoiding all proprietary information devices - iPhones, Blackberries, Kindles, etc.
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