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(Apologies to Mark Twain, who made this point originally)
How we got where we are: A Timeline Of Mistrust.
Why the current tensions with Russia are as bad as in the worst periods of the Cold War.
Speaking of education, note the motion of last week's pursuant to standing order 77.
PS NEWS: Senators Cameron, Rhiannon and Lambie: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2016: The impact of the Government’s Workplace Bargaining Policy and approach to Commonwealth public sector bargaining ... The Hung Parliamentary Senate APS Bargaining
Robert Gottliebsen on partnerships
The Tax Code for the Ultra-Rich vs. the One for Everyone Else James Kwak, The AtlanticThe hiring game TechCrunch Now you’ve got to win a tournament just to get a job.
It isn’t every day that an academic researcher publicly compares some of her colleagues to terrorists, so it’s probably no surprise that what happened last month sparked a heated debate. That’s when a draft version of an upcoming column in the Association for Psychological Science’s Observermagazine was published online. Written by Susan Fiske, a highly regarded social psychologist at Princeton, the former head of the APS, and a longtime editor at the online journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, or PNAS, the column decries the current tone of academic debate within the field of psychology. Fiske portrays a landscape in which the long-standing scientific tradition of thoughtful, collaborative critique has given way to a Wild West of anonymous social-media sniping, personal attacks, and all sorts of other unsavory, incivil tactics Inside psychology methodological Terrorism - To Discuss ...
PCWorld: “The U.K.’s spy agencies breached the European Convention on Human Rights for years by secretly collecting almost everything about British citizens’ communications except their content, a U.K. court has ruled. However, now that the U.K. government has admitted what it is doing, the collection is legal, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruled Monday. It has yet to rule on the issue of proportionality, or whether the agencies’ actions were reasonable given the threat they sought to counter. Responding to a June 2015 complaint by campaign group Privacy International, the tribunal said the secret intelligence agencies had breached the ECHR for years because of the way they gathered bulk communications data (BCD) and bulk personal data (BPD)…”
- Via Privacy International – Document portfolio of the case