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The Caravan Challenges the Integrity of U.S. Borders - The Atlantic
Short of an election-eve exoneration by Robert Mueller, it would be hard to imagine a nicer October surprise for Donald Trump than an attempt by thousands of illegal immigrants to force the borders of the United States. via Pocket
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12 hours ago by Werderbach
Political correctness: an elite ideology - spiked
Political correctness is often presented as a necessary tool for fighting the good fight against racism and bigotry. For the good of the vulnerable, we need to temper our own language and call out others who might give offence, it is argued. via Pocket
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12 hours ago by Werderbach
Foreign Policy for the Twenty-First Century | Boston Review
The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities John J. Mearsheimer Yale University Press, $30.00 (cloth) On February 2, 2003, the political scientist John J. via Pocket
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12 hours ago by Werderbach
globalinequality: What is to be done? Fifteen authors in search of a solution.
In a slender volume edited by Heinrich Geisenberger “The Great Regression”, fifteen, among the most important left-wing social thinkers of today, ask the following question: what is the future of social-democracy now when global neoliberalism is crumbling and the forces of nationalism and xeno via Pocket
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12 hours ago by Werderbach
The archives of madness tell their own story of genetics | Aeon Essays
People speak of genes and DNA nowadays as if they were as tangible as English peas and Ferris wheels, and as if the personal traits that matter to us correspond to impalpable entities identified by modern genetics and genomics. The human concern with heredity is, of course, much older. via Pocket
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13 hours ago by Werderbach
Apagar emoções, pessoas 15% mais espertas e super-futebolistas. Não é ficção, já há tecnologia para tudo isto – Observador
Tecnologia que apaga emoções de memórias, nos deixa 15% mais inteligentes e enche o cérebro com esteroides. A neurocientista Vivienne Ming, uma das mulheres referência de Silicon Valley, explica como. via Pocket
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13 hours ago by Werderbach
How the United States Can Avoid an Avoidable War with China
This November, we will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of what was called “the war to end all wars” between the great powers of the early twentieth century. Of course, the war to end all wars turned out to be anything but. via Pocket
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14 hours ago by Werderbach
Becoming Radicalized: An Interview With John Wray
John Wray seems restless under the confines of any single identity. He writes fiction in English and German, carries both a United States and an Austrian passport, and works under a pseudonym. via Pocket
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14 hours ago by Werderbach
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Afinal estamos todos enganados. Não há perigo de acabar a democracia. O homem é estilista via Pocket
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14 hours ago by Werderbach
Far from empowering young women, the internet silences their voices | Jane Dudman | Society | The Guardian
If you walked past a craft beer store regularly, and subsequently received obscene messages on Facebook from the store account, what would you do? Former Austrian Green party MP Sigrid Maurer wanted to sue a beer shop owner in Vienna after receiving a series of abusive online messages. via Pocket
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14 hours ago by Werderbach
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Spare a thought for Khashoggi's son, banned from leaving Saudi Arabia, who had to go and do this today via Pocket
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14 hours ago by Werderbach
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
Welcome to the Brussels Edition, Bloomberg’s daily briefing on what matters most in the heart of the European Union. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weekday morning. via Pocket
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15 hours ago by Werderbach
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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15 hours ago by Werderbach
Eurointelligence - Public
Whether or not Athens will be allowed to scrap the pension cuts next year has been one of the unresolved holdovers from the third bailout programme. via Pocket
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17 hours ago by Werderbach
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Latest idea being floated in Tory circles would see May replaced as PM, not party leader. This would mean no need to ballot members in the country and whole process could be done in days. Major flaws with this plan, but striking that it is being canvassed via Pocket
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18 hours ago by Werderbach
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#ITALY READY TO ADJUST MEASURES IN 2019 BUDGET IF MARKETS REACT NEGATIVELY TO PLANS - IL MESSAGGERO || this is a total nonsense via Pocket
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21 hours ago by Werderbach
EUROPP – The European Investment Bank is becoming increasingly politicised
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is intended to provide finance and expertise for investment projects that further EU policy objectives. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by Werderbach
Call for papers: Theorising the university: critical perspectives on institutional research | Social Theory Applied
The purpose of the proposed text is to bring together a set of state-of-the-art case studies that bridge social theory and methodology in analyses of the university. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by Werderbach
Mas ninguém faz perguntas a Marcelo? – ECO
Vamos lá a rever os factos: O ministro da Defesa demitiu-se, mas só nove dias depois de ter sido acusado (em tribunal) de ser cúmplice de uma operação de encobrimento de um roubo militar. Durante estes nove dias, Marcelo não comentou. Depois da demissão, também não. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by Werderbach
A Conservative Defector With a Clear Vision of Trump’s Rise
When Max Boot was a young conservative apparatchik on the make, the key moment in his career occurred when he got a meeting with Robert Bartley, editor of The Wall Street Journal editorial page, one of the movement’s most prestigious and influential organs. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by Werderbach
The U.S.-Saudi Alliance Was in Trouble Long Before Jamal Khashoggi’s Death - War on the Rocks
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has left Washington reeling — and Riyadh bewildered. Whether Saudi leaders didn’t expect to get caught, or simply believed themselves above reproach, they appear to have been taken by surprise at the outpouring of criticism. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by Werderbach
The three founding Myths of Italy’s new Nationalism | Euro Crisis in the Press
The aftermath of 2018 Italian elections has turned into a political reality show  powered by the media system. Centre stage stands Matteo Salvini, leader of the Northern League, who became deputy prime minister, Interior minister and the de facto head of government. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by Werderbach
Don’t Even Try to Shame Millennials, Gen Z for Being Single | Psychology Today
For generations, single people have gotten the message about what they are supposed to think of their lives. They are supposed to be ashamed of being single. They’re supposed to feel miserable and isolated and desperate to marry. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by Werderbach
Campaigning online and offline: the significance of local and national contexts | British Politics and Policy at LSE
addresses the question of what members do for their parties during campaigns, and explains why there is value in considering the impact of national and local contexts. via Pocket
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22 hours ago by Werderbach
Europe in a new world order | Bruegel
The United States is the European Union’s most important trade and bilateral investment partner, which has, until now, supported a multilateral trade system and European integration and has provided a security guarantee to the countries of the EU. via Pocket
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22 hours ago by Werderbach
Tweetbot for iOS Tips
You can change the order of your accounts in the account select window by tapping and holding on an account icon and dragging it where you want it. To delete an account, tap & hold on an account icon and then drag it to the right until you you see a notice to delete the account. via Pocket
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R Clustering – A Tutorial for Cluster Analysis with R - Data Science Central
First of all we will see what is R Clustering, then we will see the Applications of Clustering, Clustering by Similarity Aggregation, use of R amap Package, Implementation of Hierarchical Clustering in R and examples of R clustering in various fields. via Pocket
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yesterday by Werderbach
Italy’s game of chicken with Europe is getting serious again - The Washington Post
For a long time, Italy has been Europe’s hidden crisis. Now, though, it’s becoming much more open. The problem is simple enough: Its economy has forgotten how to grow. via Pocket
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Italy's game of chicken with Europe is getting serious again https://ift.tt/2OJq4li. via Pocket
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Novas revelações implicam príncipe herdeiro saudita na morte de jornalista
A imprensa turca publicou novas informações que implicam o príncipe herdeiro da Arábia Saudita, Mohammed bin Salman, na morte do jornalista Jamal Khashoggi, na véspera de revelações sobre o caso prometidas pelo Presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. via Pocket
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yesterday by Werderbach
How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype | Reuters
(Reuters) - He ran social media for Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country’s elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. via Pocket
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yesterday by Werderbach
Eurointelligence - Public
All of us foreign onlookers fall prey to a distinctly lazy, virtually inescapable habit of equating a country and citizenry with its government. The trouble is that this tends to make the domestic opposition recede from our consciousness. via Pocket
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yesterday by Werderbach
Jamal Khashoggi: murder in the consulate | World news | The Guardian
After days of denial, Saudi Arabia has now said that the writer Jamal Khashoggi died in a ‘fist fight’ at its Istanbul consulate. pieces together events surrounding this death and the investigation, and links to Riyadh’s controversial crown prince via Pocket
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2 days ago by Werderbach
Khashoggi's fate is proof the US-Saudi relationship is over | Michael H Fuchs | Opinion | The Guardian
The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia was broken long before the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi. It’s far past time for a fundamental break in the relationship. via Pocket
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3 days ago by Werderbach
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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3 days ago by Werderbach
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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3 days ago by Werderbach
Can We Eroticise Equality? On the Politics of Sexual Desire - ABC Religion & Ethics
Meagan Tyler is Senior Lecturer in the School of Management and the Centre for People, Organisation and Work at RMIT University, Melbourne. Sex is not a natural act. It feels radical to assert this claim in a cultural climate where biological determinism is again gaining ascendancy. via Pocket
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4 days ago by Werderbach
TESS Special Competition
Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) is an NSF-funded initiative. Investigators propose survey experiments to be fielded using a nationally representative Internet platform via NORC's AmeriSpeak® Panel (see tessexperiments.org for more information). via Pocket
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4 days ago by Werderbach
Eurointelligence - Public
There is a duality in the Brexit process - a trade-off between the likelihood of a deal against the likelihood of ratification. This week, the former went up, and the latter went down. via Pocket
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4 days ago by Werderbach
O orçamento mais eleitoralista de sempre - 365 forte
Marques Mendes classificou o Orçamento do Estado para 2019 como o Orçamento mais eleitoralista de sempre. Não só não é verdade como é uma injustiça desde logo para o próprio Marques Mendes. Naturalmente as medidas foram apresentadas como sendo da mais elementar justiça. via Pocket
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4 days ago by Werderbach
Book Review: The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy by Mariana Mazzucato | LSE Review of Books
In The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy, Mariana Mazzucato explores the concept of value today, showing how value extraction is now more highly rewarded than value creation. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
The Relationship with Saudi Arabia No Longer Serves U.S. Interests | The American Conservative
But to do what the Iran-deal chorus and the Erdogan and Muslim Brotherhood apologists want—to dissolve the U.S.-Saudi alliance in a frenzy of righteousness—would be an absurd overreaction that plays into the hands of America’s enemies. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
Terribly sorry – but Britain’s famed politeness may be a myth | Lynne Murphy | Opinion | The Guardian
In 2015, Simeon Floyd, then of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, gave a lecture in Antwerp about expressions of gratitude in eight cultures around the world. I was lucky enough to be there, and have been thinking ever since about the videos he showed. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
Criador da Lei de Godwin diz que é ok chamar Bolsonaro de nazista - 17/10/2018 - Poder - Folha
O advogado Mike Godwin formulou em 1990 a chamada Lei de Godwin, que critica a banalização de analogias nazistas, uma espécie de preguiça intelectual de quem compara o opositor a Adolf Hitler: "Conforme uma discussão online se prolonga, a probabilidade de uma comparação envolvendo nazistas o via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
O armário de Fernando Haddad tem os esqueletos todos do PT – Observador
Corrupção, ataques à imprensa, mudanças à Constituição e apoio à Venezuela. O armário do PT está cheio de esqueletos e Haddad parece até gostar deles — mas isso pode custar-lhe as eleições. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
Governo proíbe garrafas, sacos e ‘louça’ de plástico na administração pública – Observador
O Conselho de Ministros aprovou uma resolução que proíbe a administração direta e indireta do Estado de usar garrafas, sacos e louça de plástico, pretendendo ainda reduzir em 25%, num ano, o consumo de papel e consumíveis. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
Book Review: Paper Tiger: Law, Bureaucracy and the Developmental State in Himalayan India by Nayanika Mathur | LSE Review of Books
Following eighteen months of intensive fieldwork, in Paper Tiger: Law, Bureaucracy and the Developmental State in Himalayan India author Nayanika Mathur details the everyday absurdities of bureaucracy in the Himalayan borderlands, showing the frequent gulf between ‘real life’ and the abstract via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
Fasting power: Can going without food really make you healthier? | New Scientist
Fasting diets are getting ever more popular, amid promises of weight loss and better health, but does the science stand up? We put the latest one to the test AS I unpack my rations for the next five days, I start to question what I have signed up to. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
64% da população mundial tem um património inferior a 10 mil dólares - Mercados - Jornal de Negócios
O valor da riqueza mundial voltou a crescer no último ano, para um novo recorde. Mas, a geração de valor continua a ser acompanhada por uma grande disparidade na distribuição de património. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
Women should boycott David Hare’s slanderous new play: I’m Not Running reviewed | The Spectator
Sir David Hare’s weird new play sets out to chronicle the history of the Labour movement from 1996 to the present day. But it makes no mention of Corbyn, Momentum, the anti-Semitism row or rumours of a breakaway party. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
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Esqueçam, tenho a namorada mais linda do mundo, foda-se que arraso via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
Let’s not pretend Catholic life is easy | CatholicHerald.co.uk
Sometimes I feel like a bit of a fraud. I never intended to become a public Catholic: I converted to Catholicism expecting it to fix me on the quiet. But when I saw the Church being attacked, I felt a call to defend it, and year by year I became an amateur evangelist. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
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Major Facebook shareholders join call to boot Mark Zuckerberg as chairman http://gizmo. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
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Ondas de 10 metros..em Bragança???? Lá vamos ficar sem algum pedaço de Portugal... via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
Last-gasp Brexit deal fix will poison our politics for years
You can see the outline of a Brexit compromise already. The two sides want it. They're talking kind of the same kind of language. The trouble is that the compromise position is so utterly deranged that it will poison our politics for years. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
Brexit: Fatal Complacency? | naked capitalism
This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1019 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
Eurointelligence - Public
In any other country, the resignation of the foreign minister who brokered a historic deal over a decade-long dispute with the neighbouring country on behalf of his government, and this just when the deal is to pass a critical vote in parliament, would constitute a major political crisis with i via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
Why No One Wins a War over the South China Sea — Crooked Timber
That’s the headline for my latest piece in The National Interest. (over the fold)The central point is brilliantly summed up in this clip from Utopia. via Pocket
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5 days ago by Werderbach
In the Wake of Khashoggi’s Disappearance, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Is Pushed to the Brink | The New Yorker
It seems nearly certain now that Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, died a slow and agonizing death, the kind that none of us could dare imagine for ourselves. via Pocket
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6 days ago by Werderbach
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President Mahmoud Abbas says he has 'full confidence' in Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: 'Palestine will always stand with Saudi Arabia. via Pocket
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6 days ago by Werderbach
Study: Obama voters switched to Trump because of race - Vox
One of the most puzzling elements of the 2016 election, at least for a lot of Americans, was the millions of voters who switched from voting for Barack Obama in 2012 to Donald Trump in 2016. Somewhere between 6.7 million and 9. via Pocket
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6 days ago by Werderbach
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Já começámos a nossa remodelação para falar da do governo. Ajudem-nos a dar as boas-vindas ao verdadeiro Presidente da Junta @pdelgadoalves, às 23h como sempre. via Pocket
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6 days ago by Werderbach
Conflito sobre vacina em organização científica resulta em expulsão
Um conflito interno na organização científica internacional Cochrane, que produz revisões independentes sobre práticas e terapias médicas, resultou na expulsão, em setembro, de um dos seus cofundadores, Peter Gøtzsche, que era diretor do centro Cochrane em Copenhaga e um dos membros da pró via Pocket
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6 days ago by Werderbach
It Wasn't Cool To Care In The 'Mid90s' — But Jonah Hill Does : NPR
Jonah Hill grew up in the age of irony: the 1990s. What was cool was to not care — about anything really. If you did, you were mocked endlessly. Caring didn't just mean you weren't cool — it meant you weren't masculine. via Pocket
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6 days ago by Werderbach
Britain fell for a neoliberal con trick – even the IMF says so | Aditya Chakrabortty | Opinion | The Guardian
Columnists usually proffer answers, but today I want to ask a question, a big one. via Pocket
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6 days ago by Werderbach
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President @BarackObama doesn't have time for these 7 excuses not to vote. via Pocket
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6 days ago by Werderbach
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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6 days ago by Werderbach
Chefe do Exército sai devido a “circunstâncias políticas”. Leia a carta que o general enviou aos militares – Observador
Leia a carta que o general Rovisco Duarte enviou esta tarde aos militares e civis do ramo e em que apresenta unicamente “circunstâncias políticas” como a motivação para deixar as funções que desempenhou nos últimos dois anos e meio. via Pocket
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6 days ago by Werderbach
Carlos Alexandre vai ser alvo de inquérito disciplinar por levantar dúvidas sobre sorteio do processo Marquês – ECO
O juiz Carlos Alexandre vai ser alvo de um inquérito disciplinar, segundo apurou o ECO. via Pocket
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6 days ago by Werderbach
Juiz Carlos Alexandre com dúvidas sobre sorteio do processo Marquês – ECO
O juiz Carlos Alexandre tem dúvidas sobre a transparência do sorteio informático que colocou nas mãos de Ivo Rosa a responsabilidade pela instrução criminal da Operação Marquês. via Pocket
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Notícia TVI: Rovisco Duarte entrega pedido de demissão ao Ministro da Defesa | TVI24
O general Rovisco Duarte, chefe de Estado Maior do Exército, apresentou, esta quarta-feira de manhã, o pedido de demissão ao ministro da Defesa, João Gomes Cravinho, apurou a TVI. via Pocket
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