November, 2013

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

, Nov 06, 2013

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Australia is in the top 20% of performers among OECD countries in terms of well-being, but the GFC has had a profound effect. Plus other political snippets of the day.
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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

, Nov 05, 2013

According to a two-year study by the Institute of Medicine and the George Soros-funded Open Society Foundations, medical professionals helped design, enable and participated in "torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment" of detainees at prisons run by the Pentagon and the CIA.
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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

, Nov 04, 2013

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Stock markets might be booming in the USA but the great recession lingers on when measured by unemployment.
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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

, Nov 01, 2013

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Remember when MPs actually asked meaningful questions during question time? Alas, those days are over, but in the UK at least one retiring Lib-Dem has stuck his neck out. Plus other political snippets along the way.
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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

, Oct 31, 2013

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The union bosses are back in charge of the Labor Party, to no one's surprise. And why is jam and the traditional British breakfast under threat?
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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

, Oct 30, 2013

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British naval officers have a new weapon in their fight against piracy. Somali pirates, it seems, are frightened off by the sound of Britney Spears.
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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

, Oct 29, 2013

Tony Abbott continues his worldwide quest to get pictures with women to prove they don't hate him.
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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

, Oct 28, 2013

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The police and the mainstream media are dealing softly, softly with Friday's assault on members of Sydney's Jewish community as they walked at Bondi after a Jewish Sabbath dinner.
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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

, Oct 25, 2013

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Climate Action Tracker [has] concluded that against a background of stalled climate talks, current analyses of climate policies show that governments are less likely than ever to deliver on the Copenhagen pledges, let alone keep global warming below 2°C.
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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

, Oct 24, 2013

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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is showing some political nous in largely avoiding the debate about the role of global warming in the New South Wales bushfires.