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11:50 AM on 11/30/12 
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Don't think I've got the stomach to watch that video. The video I posted about Syria a few weeks ago haunted me for a while, so I'll probably avoid that for the sake of my sanity.

Anyway, unrelated:

Leveson report: the speed read.
Lord Justice Leveson's 1,987-page report establishes the findings of his 17-month inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. Jane Martinson offers a five-minute guide to exactly what the report says about the key issues.

A pretty good summary of the Levenson inquiry if you don't have the time to read the full 2000 page thing.
03:21 PM on 12/03/12 
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Category 5 Super Typhoon Bopha hit the southern Philippines this morning. Mindanao in particular is not equipped with the infrastructure to handle winds this strong since typhoons have only once been centered closer to the equator. Potential devastating conditions here.
04:28 PM on 12/03/12 
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Wow, haven't heard anything about that. Stay safe!
04:43 PM on 12/03/12 
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Yeah, I was reading something about people using Twitter as the main way of getting help after it hit. I can't remember where I read that though. Is that actually true?
06:43 PM on 12/03/12 
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Yeah, I was reading something about people using Twitter as the main way of getting help after it hit. I can't remember where I read that though. Is that actually true?

Its hitting right now. I'm not sure? That could be true of Palau who got hit yesterday.
06:00 PM on 12/04/12 
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Mali civilians vow to take up arms against Islamist extremists.
Militias train male and female recruits for possible offensive amid anger over delayed international intervention.

I'm sure that'll end well...
08:57 AM on 12/05/12 
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Autumn statement: George Osborne slashes welfare bill
• Austerity plans extended until 2017-18
• Higher-rate taxpayers to lose out
• Fuel duty increase scrapped
• OBR predicts 0.1% contraction in 2012
• National debt will peak at 2015-16, rather than falling
10:52 AM on 12/05/12 
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george osborne is a cunt
11:38 AM on 12/06/12 
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Cuba cracks down on 'vulgar' reggaeton music.
Country to outlaw musical styles that 'threaten' its traditional musical culture and project women as 'grotesque sexual objects'.

I've never actually heard of Reggaeton. Gonna go listen to some on youtube and report back.

Edit: Oh, it's in Spanish obviously, so I can't understand anything. Duh. Music sounds like it would irritate me if I listened to it for too long. Music videos seem very 'typical': A bunch of bikini-clad women bump and grind with some fat bastard with a backwards baseball cap and chain. I'm listening to a 30 minute mix of it and I didn't notice that the song had changed until I saw that it was a different singer. That's not a good sign. Now there's two guys who look just like Pitbull on the beach with some strippers. I'm gonna stop my live blog of the reggaeton experience now.
11:58 AM on 12/06/12 
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Old school reagae is enjoyable.


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12:02 PM on 12/06/12 
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Oh, yeah definitely. I love reggae. This isn't really reggae though.

12:18 PM on 12/06/12 
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I know America is the land of the free and all, but literally all reggaeton is fucking terrible and if Obama put it to a vote I'd be cool with banning it. Let's take a cue for Cuba.
12:23 PM on 12/06/12 
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Aaah, didn't realize reagaeton was different. I'll have to listen when I'm home from work.
05:32 PM on 12/06/12 
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How poor but sexy Berlin has tapped talent to be Europe's startup capital.
Startups are springing up all over Berlin, as the once 'poor but sexy' German capital expands into a creative technology hub.
06:44 AM on 12/07/12 
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One-metre tsunami hits Japan after strong earthquake.
• Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits same region as 2011 quake
• Trains halted and airports closed as a precaution
• No immediate reports of death or injury



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