Monthly Archives: September 2016

Did humans really cause climate change? A visualisation. 

Just in case you weren’t sure. Xkcd strikes again.

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‘I’m not racist but…’ Australians prefer their Aboriginals quiet

“Now, apparently, the most interesting point of discussion on talkback radio and Facebook was Jarred eaves-dropping on another conversation and a whole range of other side shows, such as the question HOW Aboriginal Jarred really is, WHY he chose to post the encounter on Facebook and HOW Much white people are also targeted by racism.” Continue reading

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Elijah Doughty’s death exposes Kalgoorlie’s racial faultline.

“There’s a lot of Aboriginal people in Kalgoorlie and I know a lot of them are good people, but there are some that are just a bunch of criminals… He didn’t die because he was Aboriginal.”

‘This was a story about the justice system, not race, they said. They also believed police were “afraid” to charge Indigenous kids, a belief not borne out by statistics: Indigenous children in Western Australia are 53 times more likely to be in detention than non-Indigenous kids, the highest rate of racialised imprisonment in the western world.’ Continue reading

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Risks of Harm from Spanking Confirmed by Analysis of Five Decades of Research

“The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research” Continue reading

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Inside The Global “Club” That Helps Executives Escape Their Crimes

“When companies sue, their cases are usually heard in front of a tribunal of three arbitrators, often private attorneys. The business appoints one arbitrator and the country another, then both sides usually decide on the third together.” Continue reading

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‘Troubled individual:’ Mother Teresa no saint

‘Gonzalez says attempts to raise a red flag or offer to install a water heater were always met with the same response by the nuns. “We don’t do that here. This is the way Jesus wants it, they’d say,” Gonzalez tells us.’ Continue reading

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Apple’s Tax Game Is Hurting Economic Growth

“Apple isn’t the only company hoarding profits overseas, either: Microsoft has $108 billion overseas, and General Electric has $104 billion. It’s a trend that’s helping to create a disparity between corporate performance and overall economic growth. ” Continue reading

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It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

‘As his behavior continued to deteriorate, she tried to take the game away but John threw temper tantrums. His outbursts were so severe that she gave in, still rationalizing to herself over and over again that “it’s educational.”’ Continue reading

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Are Video Games Making Kids Dumb? [Infographic]

“After surveying 12,004 students across 772 schools [in Australia] it was discovered that students who spent significant time online playing video games scored higher in math, reading and science” Continue reading

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