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post Posted: Jun 23 2010, 02:13 PM
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Yet another survey confirming how lucky we all are to be living in the Antipodes. smile.gif

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010...ap_and_rankings





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post Posted: Jun 19 2010, 03:22 PM
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More reasons why I am often unbalanced and irrational.

I blame it on my dopamine levels ...

http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_shermer_t..._deception.html

... and oxytocin levels ...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/7818276...-the-enemy.html

... and as for testosterone, well this link explains heaps ...

http://www.bakadesuyo.com/how-much-of-our-...s-in-our-voices

Here's some other cool examples of how we are all delusional (or is that illusional (?)).

http://discovermagazine.com/photos/09-wron...d-by-illusions/



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"The crisis takes a much longer time coming than you think, and then it happens much faster than you would have thought." Rudiger Dornbush

Mozart fixes everything and Messi is a dog
 
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In Reply To: F-W's post @ Jun 18 2010, 09:59 AM

"The War on Afghanistan is a Profit driven "Resource War".

So what's new, it used to be called colonialism, now it's called imperialism, it's always been called capitalism!

 
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post Posted: Jun 18 2010, 09:59 AM
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"The War is Worth Waging": Afghanistan's Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas

The War on Afghanistan is a Profit driven "Resource War".


Global Research, June 17, 2010

"The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.

An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and BlackBerrys.

The vast scale of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth was discovered by a small team of Pentagon officials and American geologists.


At : http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?con...articleId=19769



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http://www.wabusinessnews.com.au/en-story/...ets-tax-cat-out

First hint of some semblance of sanity making it into Canberra:
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16-June-10 by Tim Treadgold
Oops! Has the Resources Minister, Martin Ferguson, just let the tax-cat out of the bag by admitting the obvious, but previously denied fact, that "one size does not fit all" in the mining super-tax debate?

If Ferguson did acknowledge that some mines are different from others, as claimed in reports of yesterday's meeting of the Labor Party's federal caucus in Canberra, then he has done something unusual, and important.

He has told the truth, an admirable quality in a politician. He has also just made life all but impossible for the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, and he might have started a process which will kill the super-tax.

Ferguson's simple statement, blindingly obvious to anyone with rudimentary knowledge of mining, cuts to the heart of the debate because the people who designed the super-tax failed to understand that every mine is different.

Academics, and the 30-something members of Rudd's inner circle, might imagine that all mines are exactly as Mark Twain so poetically put it a century ago: "a mine is a hole in the ground with a liar on top".

Some mines are the property of liars but even those people know that their hole in the ground is different from the hole owned by the neighbouring liar.

Now, if those eggspurtz could also realise that you can't change the rules under which the game is played retrospectively, we all might get back to earning a living ...



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US finds mineral riches in Afghanistan

From: AAP June 15, 2010 4:55AM

A US survey has uncovered at least one trillion dollars worth of mineral deposits in Afghanistan but there are doubts as to how the war-torn and graft-prone country can manage the windfall.
A Pentagon spokesman says the study by US geologists found Afghanistan has reserves of valuable minerals on a much larger scale than previously believed.

The value of the minerals including lithium, iron, gold, niobium and cobalt is estimated at nearly one trillion dollars according to the study, but the spokesman says that's a conservative estimate.

President Hamid Karzai said in January the deposits could help the impoverished nation become one of the richest in the world.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/us-fi...0-1225879698405



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post Posted: Jun 11 2010, 03:30 PM
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Internet companies could be forced to track you

June 11, 2010

Government thinking about data logs
Could track what you do on internet

THE Federal Government is considering forcing internet providers like Telstra and Optus to keep records of what their customers do online.
The records could include people's web browsing history and emails and be held for several years, according to technology website ZDNet.

At : http://www.news.com.au/technology/internet...0-1225878467822



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post Posted: Jun 10 2010, 01:38 PM
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I post this link not to titillate (?) but more as an example of how different cultures can view things entirely differently. I am extremely ignorant about most things muslim and most things arabic but I must say this idea sounds a bit strange to me. In fact it almost reads like the typical whacky story that tabloid tv news shows like to end with, along the theme of "only in the US" or "aren't kiwis / aussies a bit strange". But I'm sure that this is not a "those sicko saudis" story as I follow this blogger and if anything he takes everything too seriously, and, as I think he shows in the article, is a keen student of the middle east.

http://www.juancole.com/2010/06/saudi-cler...reast-milk.html

My "modernistic" viewpoint is that having to go to such lengths is so very very sad.



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"The crisis takes a much longer time coming than you think, and then it happens much faster than you would have thought." Rudiger Dornbush

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In Reply To: balance's post @ Jun 1 2010, 08:58 PM

Hi Balance
WOW that's some hole lmaosmiley.gif

 
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post Posted: Jun 1 2010, 08:58 PM
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How do you deal with this ? Very scary.
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