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It's a shame Metiria Turei resigned

It pretty obviously had to happen. Her brutal honesty about her time on welfare decades ago backfired enormously and the right leaning mainstream media saw the opportunity to pour petrol on the fire she lit and stoked an inferno.

I met her about 10 years ago at one of the openUReyes film nights at the Southern Cross Garden Bar. We invited her as a guest speaker and she turned up, luggage in hand straight after landing at Wellington airport on a Monday evening. She spotted me lingering at the back of the crowd and picked me as an organiser immediately and we sat and chatted quietly while the film played. She hit me then as the real deal, a real person, not an actor and she stood up at the end of the film and spoke to the audience with relaxed authority and knowledge on the subject from a Kiwi political position.

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The want for rich people to put houses and other development in beautiful places must not outweigh the need for our environment to be protected

A marine reserve north of Auckland could have 1000 houses built on its shores if a development company has its way.

Okura Land Holdings Ltd is going to the Environment Court next to appeal a decision by the Auckland Council to knock back the development.

Long Bay Okura Great Park society spokesperson Teresa Moore said that number of houses would cause silt and heavy metals to go into the Okura Estuary.
READ MORE: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/concern-as-developers-plan-hou...

WaPo refuses to add disclosure about $600M CIA contract

In 2013, Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million. Only 4 months later, he was awarded a $600 million contract with the CIA. So the CIA has a direct connection to the Washington Post, the paper of record in the capital of the USA, but they refuse to add a disclosure to stories they write about the CIA.
NZ Herald, Washington Post team up for new digital tools, website: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=1180...

Study: Psychedelic drug psilocybin helps depressed patients ‘re-connect’ to the world

“Although many of us think of psychedelics as dangerous drugs, it’s time for a rethink,” explained the study’s corresponding author, Rosalind Watts of Imperial College London. “When used carefully in clinical research settings, psychedelics have been reported to have a profoundly beneficial effect on many people’s lives. They are non-toxic, non- addictive, have very few side effects, and could potentially offer relief for people suffering from a range of psychological difficulties.”
READ MORE: http://www.psypost.org/2017/08/study-psychedelic-drug-psilocybin-helps-d...

Commonwealth Bank accused of money laundering and terrorism-financing breaches

Australia’s financial intelligence agency suing bank for 53,700 breaches of laws, which it accuses of failing to report properly on $77m worth of suspicious transactions
READ MORE: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/03/commonwealth-bank...

Personal Info Of 650,000 US Voters Discovered On Poll Machine Sold On eBay

When 650 thousand Tennesseans voted in the Memphis area, they probably didn't expect their personal information would eventually be picked apart at a hacker conference at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

The strength of the US voting system, according to former FBI director James Comey, is that it's "clunky" — every state and often every district can choose its own setup and whether to use paper or electronic machines. And there are over a dozen different manufacturers supplying voting machines to electoral districts. While that clunkiness helps prevent large-scale voter hacking, it provides more opportunities for hackers to access polling data.
READ MORE: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/08/personal-info-of-650000-voters-discov...

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