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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
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Modelling the mob: How computers can predict violence

Modelling the mob: How computers can predict violence | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Researchers are increasingly using computer models to predict violence in developing nations. Andy Extance reports.
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White House Issues Saturday Night Iran Deal Warning To The Senate

White House Issues Saturday Night Iran Deal Warning To The Senate | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- In an effort to reassert control over the domestic political debate surrounding sensitive negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, the White House penned a letter Saturday night warning senators to hold back on legislation that wou...
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Green Climate Fund confirms Australia has no direct say in contribution spending

Green Climate Fund confirms Australia has no direct say in contribution spending | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Executive director Héla Cheikhrouhou says governments cannot stipulate how money is spent, contradicting earlier claim by environment minster Greg Hunt
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Will The Supreme Court Kill Obamacare?

Will The Supreme Court Kill Obamacare? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The future of Obamacare was likely decided last week by the Supreme Court in the case known simply as King v. Burwell. A first poll of opinions is already known to the nine justices ‒ who met privately (no clerks) on Friday to discuss the case and cast a kind [...]
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Vladimir Putin reveals giving secret order to seize Crimea

Vladimir Putin reveals giving secret order to seize Crimea | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Vladimir Putin has revealed the moment he says he gave the secret order for Russia's annexation of Crimea.
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France's Front National party expected to make sweeping gains in this month's local elections

France's Front National party expected to make sweeping gains in this month's local elections | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The rise of the French far right continues apace. And, despite a wave of revelations that it has fielded racist, bizarre and geriatric candidates, the Front National could make sweeping gains in important elections this month.
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This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article....
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War on terror leads to unusual friendships

War on terror leads to unusual friendships | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Many of the United States' key allies have appalling human rights records, but no one seems willing to stare too hard.
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Veteran With PTSD Who Killed Cop Executed

Veteran With PTSD Who Killed Cop Executed | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Andrew Brannan, a Vietnam vet who had suffered from PTSD, depression and bipolar disorder, received lethal injection for the murder of a Georgia cop.
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Australia and Cambodia delegations make secret Nauru visit

Australia and Cambodia delegations make secret Nauru visit | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
A convoy of high-ranking Australian and Cambodian officials have arrived in Nauru to secretly progress the controversial deal to resettle refugees in Cambodia.
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Boko Haram massacre is so big, survivors give up counting bodies

Boko Haram massacre is so big, survivors give up counting bodies | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Thousands are dying in Nigeria at the hands of Boko Haram but the country's own media paid more attention to the shootings in Paris.
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The business of child detention: charitable co-option, migrant advocacy and activist outrage

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14 Million Children Suffering as Result of War in Syria and Iraq, Unicef Says

14 Million Children Suffering as Result of War in Syria and Iraq, Unicef Says | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The report was one of a slew of statements by international relief agencies detailing the plight of Syrian civilians in a conflict that has killed more than 200,000 people.
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Fortress Australia: Asylum Seeker and Migrant Death Statistics - Abolish Foreignness

Fortress Australia: Asylum Seeker and Migrant Death Statistics - Abolish Foreignness | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
This page collects and publishes information on deaths (including those missing at sea and presumed dead) connected with Australian border controls, Australia’s migrant prisons, or irregular travel to Australia by asylum seekers and migrants. If you are aware of corrections or data that should be reflected on this page, please submit a comment. The toll…Read more →
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Indonesian Minister Threatens A 'Human Tsunami' Of Refugees Over Bali Nine

Indonesian Minister Threatens A 'Human Tsunami' Of Refugees Over Bali Nine | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Indonesian Minister Threatens A 'Human Tsunami' Of Refugees Over Bali Nine
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The terrible loneliness of growing up poor in Robert Putnam’s America

The terrible loneliness of growing up poor in Robert Putnam’s America | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The Harvard political scientist wants to change how Americans view poor kids — and what we talk about in the 2016 election.
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Pentagon's $11 Billion Healthcare Record System Will Be Obsolete Before It's Even Built

Pentagon's $11 Billion Healthcare Record System Will Be Obsolete Before It's Even Built | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Americans, it is said, are living in the midst of an information revolution.  Every facet of commerce and culture is being transformed by internet-driven technologies that greatly increase the speed of transactions while affording users unprecedented insight and options.  But revolutions aren't tidy affairs -- some sectors of the economy such as the [...]
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Avijit Roy was hacked to death for his secular views. Let’s share his story | Alom Shaha

Avijit Roy was hacked to death for his secular views. Let’s share his story | Alom Shaha | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Those who challenge religion challenge power. Exercising free speech puts some people in grave danger, and the least we can do is back them up
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Australia's complicity with brutal regime exposed

Australia's complicity with brutal regime exposed | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The Australian Government routinely treats human rights, the rule of law and the right to natural justice as inconvenient obstacles to be cast aside at any given time, writes Trevor Grant.
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American student loan debt has surpassed the GDP of Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland combined

American student loan debt has surpassed the GDP of Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland combined | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Its latest snapshot on borrowing shows that even though Americans have been working on shoring up their finances over the past few years, more people are falling behind on their student loans. The rate of delinquency and its impact on the US economy has reached a “concerning” level, according to Fed economists.
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The Westminster paedophile inquiry is to hear 'unnatural sex' allegations

The Westminster paedophile inquiry is to hear 'unnatural sex' allegations | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
A UK academic has uncovered a file which he claims could contain allegations of “unnatural” sexual activities against public figures at the height of the Westminster child abuse scandal.
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Greg Lake - What nation are we building?

Greg Lake - What nation are we building? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
"While we never did come up with a clear statement of what a 'deterrence
policy' meant for the management of a detention centre," Lake writes, "we
did a number of things to send a clear message to those considering coming
to our country."
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New Multicultural Council signals a broader shift to the right

New Multicultural Council signals a broader shift to the right | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Late in December, I took a phone call from a young woman working for the Department of Social Services.
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