Politics

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Public sector workers’ paradise

How many people are employed in Australia by all three levels of government? If you have answered “too many”, you are correct. If you have answered “almost 2 million”, you’re …

uspoland

Welcome to Fort Trump?

norway

Norway has got its Yassmin too

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Who’s got the best life?

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Culture

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Christian Devil’s Music

A much maligned music genre has a long history and an interesting present: In 1972, when Larry Norman was still feeling optimistic about his musical career, he set out on …

Equality of nudity

History

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oldest

Can you draw as well as the oldest humans?

The oldest yet drawing by a modern human has been discovered in South Africa and it’s more than 30,000 years older than the previous oldest ones in Spain and Indonesia: …

The Polish Enigma

Books

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20 best books I’ve read in 2017

I read. Too much. In fact, my New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to read less, and instead fill that time with some more profitable pursuits, like making some profits …

The best books in 2016

The Joy of Sex* (and Books)

WTF

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eiffel

Pssssst, would you like to buy Eiffel Tower?

One learns something every day, even if it’s not always (or even often) anything useful. Today I have learned that in France there seems to be a difference between licit …

Love

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oktoberfest

Aussie breasts spoil German Octoberfest

Is it still cultural appropriation when the Anglos do it to the Krauts? Oktoberfest, the weekslong German celebration dating back to the 1800s is known for beer, traditional Bavarian food …