Sunday, November 19, 2017

Julian Assange: Why the world needs Wikileaks

January 5, 2011 by  
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The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who’s reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished and what drives him. The interview includes graphic footage of a recent US airstrike in Baghdad.

Vanish the Thought

November 12, 2008 by  
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One of the loveliest stories told during the mihi and whaikororeo was by Aunty June about Nama’s Pond’s Cream. The story of Ponds “began when Theron T. Pond, a pharmacist from Utica New York, introduced ‘Pond’s Golden Treasure’ in 1846, a witch-hazel based

Timeless Taniwha

November 2, 2008 by  
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Further on from Hamilton is Cambridge, a charming country town. You’ll find some of New Zealand’s best fences in this neck of the woods because this is horse country, racehorse country! But there’s so much more to it. I think this is a playground for the

Human Documents

October 30, 2008 by  
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In the beginning, driving between Napier and Taupo (on State Highway 5) is sort of like playing snakes and ladders. It requires alot of concentration due to the serpentine nature of the hills around Te Haroto particularly since

Paring Back the Peer Group

October 27, 2008 by  
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Do you remember when you were growing up, those moments when you felt left out from a peer group or even among particular friends within your own group of friends. This isn’t a sense of ‘belonging’ incognito. No, it’s something quite different though

Round the Bend

October 8, 2008 by  
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Sometimes we never see the bend in the road (particularly when it’s dark) until we’re on it. “Modern roads feature a convex transverse profile known as superelevation or a camber. This camber is designed to allow water to drain away from

Bubble and Squeak

September 25, 2008 by  
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The festive season is a mere three months away and that makes the thought of sparkling things adventuresome. Liquid sparkling things I mean. The French have got the champagne market all sewn up, Reims in particular. And while we mere mortals can only aspire to

Minxed Messages

September 23, 2008 by  
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Minx and I play this game with each other, we pretend to ignore each other while peripherally maintaining an acute awareness of just what the other is up to. Where cats have it all over humans (and me in particular) is

Flower Power

September 10, 2008 by  
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Like most people, I love a feel good story and I love it because there are some stories that should be told because they help us back to the place where we can believe in the capacity for human kindness again. It surprises me then that

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