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The Oldspeak Journal So What If We’re Doomed? Climate Chaos, Mass Extinction, The Collapse Of Civilization: A Guide To Facing Th

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Oldspeak: Really, really beautiful piece. Poignant writing about people who’ve chosen to see what is. To grieve and feel sad and talk about the “ecocide that nobody seems able to prevent.” Ecocide — the total destruction of our home — seemed inevitable to them, and to me, given the things I’d seen and any number …

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Anthony Hilton: Don’t laugh, but insurers deserve an easier ride

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As a rule, it is pretty well impossible to stir up sympathy for the insurance industry, but if ever there was a time to try, it is now. From http://ift.tt/2v0GbA3Filed under: The Economy Stupid Tagged: Anthony Hilton

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Owen Jones: Hatred of LGBTQ people still infects society. How can we celebrate? | Owen Jones

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Fifty years on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, gay and trans teenagers are still tormented by bigotry. Fury, not gratitude, is the proper response • Owen Jones is a Guardian columnist Anger, searing fury, not gratitude: that’s how the 50th anniversary of partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales should be marked. That …

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GIITTV: NEWS: Rosie Wilby launches her non-fiction writing debut

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Comedian, broadcaster and author Rosie Wilby launches her non-fiction writing debut on the 3rd of August. Is Monogamy Dead? was inspired by her trilogy of comedy shows investigating love and relationships and follows a TEDx talk of the same name. Here is a clip of Wilby in Los Angeles last year reading excerpts from the …

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LANA DEL REY – FLIPSIDE

This is an extra Ultaviolence Japanese itunes track that was once on Spotify but now isn’t. All very strange as it is brilliant and is now a belated addition to A Best of the Rest of Lana Del Rey part 4 on The Moon

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GIITTV: MIF17: What If Women Ruled The World?

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Probably not for the first time during MIF17, I found myself wondering “Is this it?  This can’t be the right place?”  Compared to the previous festival, they seem to have made a point of using as many unused, abandoned, and forgotten venues and buildings around Manchester as they can.  Next to what is essentially either …

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GIITTV: Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile To The Surface (Loma Vista Recordings)

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Atlantean indie-rock stalwarts Manchester Orchestra follow up 2014’s COPE with a rebirth of sorts, as singer/lyricist Andy Hull comes to terms with parenthood, which ultimately leaves them sounding very much like Manchester Orchestra, albeit an upgraded version. So, often stripped back, on its gentler moments A Black Mile To The Surface is reminiscent of Lake …

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GIITTV: We Are Scientists, O2 Academy 2, Leicester, 23/07/2017

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You don’t really expect persistent rain or this much of a nip and chill this far into the summer. When I picked him up, God Is In The TV lensman Paul Reno even defiantly told me “NO. I absolutely REFUSE to wear anything more than a t-shirt tonight*, it’s JULY for God’s sake!” – luckily, …

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GIITTV: NEWS: Listen to new Oneohtrix Point Never single

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After revealing the first single from the Good Time  Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, The Pure and the Damned ft. Iggy Pop, Oneohtrix Point Never (aka Daniel Lopatin) shares ‘Leaving The Park’, a spiralling instrumental synth piece that seeks to maintain control whilst simultaneously giving in to chaos. Listen to ‘Leaving The Park’ here: http://ift.tt/2u8eQJD OPN‘s score for Good Time is set to be …

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GIITTV: NEWS: Jen Cloher reveals new video ‘Regional Echo’

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Australian artist Jen Cloher releases her self-titled LP on August 11th through Milk! Records and Marathon Artists, playing it fearlessly close to the bone, with raw, unflinching dissections of her life, love, and home of Australia. Her new single, “Regional Echo” paints an endless landscape of breathtaking but stultifying beauty – miles and miles of …

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GIITTV: PREVIEW: Port Eliot Festival 2017

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When: 27th – 30th July 2017 Where: Port Eliot, St Germans, Cornwall. This weekend, the Port Eliot estate will open its doors once more for the annual Port Eliot Festival. For four days over the final weekend in July, festival goers have more or less entirely free reign over the stately home and gardens. They …

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Five things which can tell you how the world economy will look when MPs return from their summer recess

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I think we will hear more of the R-word – recession – in the months ahead, but I don't think it is yet in sight From http://ift.tt/2uoXHLDFiled under: The Economy Stupid Tagged: MoonEconomy

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The world’s lack of outrage over tens of thousands of civilian deaths in Mosul is shameful

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The catastrophic number of civilian casualties in Mosul is receiving little attention internationally from politicians and journalists. This is in sharp contrast to the outrage expressed worldwide over the bombardment of east Aleppo by Syrian government and Russian forces at the end of 2016. http://ift.tt/2vrDoxlFiled under: Let's Get Political Tagged: Political

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Dizzee Rascal, Raskit – review: ‘Fresh and forward-looking – vulnerability offset by cheekiness’

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"When we ain't kids no more will it still be about what it is right now?" mused the teenage Dylan Mills on his genre-defining debut Boy in da Corner (2003). From http://ift.tt/2tOtFPsFiled under: A Bit of Culture Tagged: Richard Godwin

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GIITTV: Chester Bennington’s tragic death reminds us of a deeper problem

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Many music enthusiasts all over the world were very saddened to hear that Chester Bennington, singer of Linkin Park, had committed suicide yesterday.  He was 41-years-old.  The news was confirmed by bandmate Mike Shinoda.  His death comes just two months after the suicide of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) with whom Bennington was friends and wrote an open …

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Anthony Hilton: ENRC fell foul of SFO by doing the right thing

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Boards know very little in detail about what really goes on in their business, which is why they are very vulnerable when whistle-blowers or apparently well-informed outsiders make damaging allegations. They obviously have to deal with the issue if it is serious enough — as ignoring such things in the days of social media is …

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GIITTV: Track Of The Day #1049: Hundred Waters – Blanket Me

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What better way to announce the forthcoming arrival of your third full-length album than to unveil a bold, stirring statement of intent. ‘Blanket Me’, the first single to be taken from Communicating, the Floridian trio Hundred Waters next long-player is all of that and more. It is a grand, emphatic swell of piano-led synthetic pop, …

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How to Resist: Turn Protest to Power by Matthew Bolton – review

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Taking democracy back to the people. By Richard Godwin From http://ift.tt/2uBvaEAFiled under: A Bit of Culture Tagged: Richard Godwin

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Tali Lennox on love, loss and making it in the art world

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Tali Lennox was out kayaking with her boyfriend when their boat capsized and he drowned. Two years on, she tells Richard Godwin about pouring her grief into her art — and why her mother Annie is her idol From http://ift.tt/2vLE5BGFiled under: A Bit of Culture Tagged: Richard Godwin

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GIITTV: Howard Jones – Best 1983-2017 (Cherry Red)

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I love Howard Jones. I am unsure whether this makes me decidedly uncool, or whether it just means the fashionable music press have failed in their relentless pursuit of brainwashing me and countless others to satisfy thir own selfish agenda. But you see, I don’t want to be hip and cool. I don’t want to …

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GIITTV: Track Of The Day #1052: Ummagma – Lama (Robin Guthrie Mix)

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The Canadian-Ukrainian duo Ummagma – comprising vocalist Shauna McLarnon and multi-instrumentalist Alexander Kretov – have been around for a more than a decade now. In that time they have produced a couple of albums and various singles, EPs, collaborations and remixes but you strongly suspect if its lead single ‘Lama’ is to be our yardstick then …

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The Oldspeak Journal Scientist: “This edge between it being linear and becoming exponential is very fine…This is what we call th

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Oldspeak: So we have reputable and respected scientists talking about the prospect of life on earth being very close to a particularly catastrophic climate turning point, in which impermafrost reaches a thaw point and exponentially increased releases of methane  from ancient subsea areas commence. Observing that only a fraction is sufficient to “alter the climate …

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Digital Inspiration Technology Blog How to Add the Facebook Messenger Chat Widget in your Website

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<!– –> Facebook Messenger, with more than a billion monthly users. enables brands to have real-time one-on-one conversations with their customers. Businesses can also embed Facebook messenger buttons on their website and visitors, whether they have a pre-sales question or need to resolve an issue, can initiate a conversation with the simple click of a button. The …

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Anthony Hilton: Free movement of data is as vital as people

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It is understood by almost everyone — with the possible exception of the occupants of Downing Street — that putting an abrupt end to the free movement of people would cause serious short-term problems for the British economy. From http://ift.tt/2uSWoHyFiled under: The Economy Stupid Tagged: Anthony Hilton

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GIITTV: Nick Lowe – Nick The Knife (1982), The Abominable Snowman (1983), Nick Lowe And His Cowboy Outfit (1984), The Rose Of En

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Having been out of print for what seems like half a lifetime (and for some of us, I guess it probably has been), those good folk at Yep Roc Records have seen fit to re-issue Nick Lowe‘s quite remarkable five album run from the 1980s as well as his rather splendid 1990 release Party Of …

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The VPME TRACK OF THE DAY – Johnny Kills – My Shirt Guy is High

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http://ift.tt/2uSW3Vw After impressing with the giddy garage surf thrash of their debut single  ‘Let’s Talk About Me’, Brighton/London/York based Johnny Kills return with an ode to boredom in the shape of ‘My Shirt Guy Is High.’ It’s a tune that contrives to make feelings of listlessness, ennui and guilt sound like a joyous celebration. Indeed …

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GIITTV: FESTIVAL REPORT: Deer Shed Festival 8

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Even when it rains, the sun always shines on Deer Shed. Despite having to face severely inclement weather for the first time in its eight-year history – there are significant downpours on both Friday and Saturday night – the true spirit of Deer Shed Festival remains firmly intact. It is warm, welcoming and continues to …

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GIITTV: NEWS: Ummagma announce EP and share new Robin Guthrie edit

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Following on from the release of their maxi-single with 4AD alum A.R. Kane, Winter Tale, earlier this year, Ummagma return to share information about LCD, their upcoming EP. Set to be released on 22nd September via Label Obscura and Somewherecold Records, on cassette/digital and cd respectively, the Canadian/Ukrainian duo tease the release with a remix of single Lama by …

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John Naughton: The rebirth of Google Glass shows the merit of failure | John Naughton

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The much-mocked wearable computer, refashioned as an aid for factory workers, is the latest success born of a commercial flop Remember Google Glass? It was the name coined for spectacles developed by Google’s (now Alphabet’s) X division (the company’s intellectual sandpit in which engineers develop way-out ideas). Looking at first sight like a cheap pair …

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The Oldspeak Journal Schroders Launches Climate Progress Dashboard, Tracks Current Course Of 4°C Planetary Warming

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Oldspeak: “I won’t get into how INSANE their market-based “indicators” are. But pay close attention when the money men talk. They that manage 520 billion in assets don’t fuck about with money. Consider this in the context that at 4c, all we can plan for is extinction…  There is NO ADAPTION to such steep warming …

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GIITTV: Track of the Day#; Goat Girl – ‘Crow Cries’

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Following their awesome debut single ‘Country Sleaze’ last year, Goat Girl – aka Clottie Cream, Naima Jelly, L.E.D and Rosy Bones – have been burrowed away in a London studio cooking up new music. The first fruits of this session are the band’s new single “Crow Cries,” rumbling with a sinuous menace that takes the …

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GIITTV: EXCLUSIVE: El Goodo ‘It Makes Me Wonder’ Premiere

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Welsh band El Goodo return with their long, long awaited third album By Order Of The Moose, due out on Cian Ciaran’s (Super Furry Animals) Strangetown Records. Recorded over the course of 8 years in an old derelict cinema in their home village of Resolven, the album is a continuation of where the band left …

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GIITTV: Passion Pusher – Chunk, Leeds, 18/07/2017

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So, let me explain about Chunk, first of all. It’s more a collection of rehearsal and storage spaces for musicians than a venue. The building is crumbling, has irregular stone steps placed at random and its only décor is whitewashed brick. Chunk is on Meanwood Road on its way out of Leeds into an area …

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Owen Jones: Tony Blair should accept his era is over. Jeremy Corbyn is right for today | Owen Jones

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In the light of Labour’s surge, it is now clear the party came undone when it conceded too much to the right • Owen Jones is a Guardian columnist So now we know Labour suffered its 2015 rout not because it was too leftwing, but because it was not radical enough. Why conduct a postmortem …

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Laura Craik on how not to love it up on holiday and Pirelli’s calendar progress

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Our columnist takes on the latest trends From http://ift.tt/2h5xHSLFiled under: A Bit of Culture Tagged: Laura Craik

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GIITTV: NEWS: Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ Shortlist announced

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The 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ were announced today. Including nods for Blossoms, alt-J, The xx, Sampa, Stormzy, The Big Moon, and Kate Tempest amongst other names, you can view the full shortlist below. The 2017 Albums of the Year are: alt-j Relaxer Blossoms Blossoms Dinosaur Together, As One Ed Sheeran Divide …

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Tali Lennox: Art helped me heal after losing love of my life

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The artist daughter of Annie Lennox has opened up about her grief after losing her boyfriend — and said painting has helped her healing process. From http://ift.tt/2tLKe3JFiled under: A Bit of Culture Tagged: Richard Godwin

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Owen Jones: ‘Come out! Come out! Come out!’ Fifty years of gay liberation – video

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On the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, Owen Jones speaks to a man imprisoned for his sexuality and the activists and campaigners who have fought for LGBTQ rights and equality. From the Sexual Offences Act 1967, to section 28 and the Aids epidemic in the 1980s, to the equal marriage rights obtained …

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The best tiki bars and rum cocktails in London

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Get a rum — London has gone totally tropical, with tiki bars and Caribbean cocktails, says Richard Godwin From http://ift.tt/2uxU481Filed under: A Bit of Culture Tagged: Richard Godwin

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GIITTV: Video Of The Week #42: Smiley And The Underclass – Jump The Barrier [PREMIERE]

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London four piece Smiley And The Underclass have given us the premiere of their new video for ‘Jump The Barrier’ off their new album Rebels Out There watch it above. ‘Jump The Barrier’ is armed with chopping riffs almost Specials aping percussion, vocals that spit somewhere between Jamie T and Joe Strummer and a shout …

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GIITTV: OPINION: Mental Illness: Why Suicide is NOT Selfish

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In August 2014, actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide. Shortly after, singer Henry Rollins wrote about his ‘loss of respect’ for Robin Williams in an article for the LA Weekly, condemning his suicide as selfish based mainly on the fact that Robin Williams was a father. Following an outcry, Henry Rollins apologised for causing …

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GIITTV: NEWS: BOYS share new single

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London dream-pop group BOYS share ‘Step Back’, the second single from their self -titled EP, which was released across all digital platforms yesterday. Discussing the release, the band stated that “it’s about the sudden ending of a relationship, and even though you don’t want to, in the long run taking a step back from the person will …

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GIITTV: Track Of The Day #1051: Johanna Amelie – From Within [PREMIERE]

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Not content with bestowing the prettily alluring folk of coming of age tune ‘Lion Babe‘ upon us just a short while ago, Berlin based songwriter Johanna Amelie is spoiling us now with another utterly beguiling minimalistic gem in the shape of ‘From Within‘. Amelie herself has this to say about the track: “‘From Within’ is …

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GIITTV: MIF17: Arcade Fire – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 6/7/17

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When Arcade Fire were announced as part of this year’s Manchester International Festival (MIF17) I was more than sceptical, having seen the mighty Bjork at MIF15, in the very same place, as it would turn out.  Bjork was – as expected – brilliant, and I thought nobody could top it.  Even as I stood there …

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GIITTV: OPINION: Independence and Artists

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It’s been in the air for a while, this snigger of dissent, the moment when everyone just says, ‘Fuck it! We’re going to do it anyway.’ I imagine that’s what it was like in the 1970s when opportunities were so dire, you might as well do it yourself because there was nothing else to do …

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A list of all the unsavoury stories the Government tried to bury as they went off for summer recess

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It’s traditional, as the summer recess for Parliament draws nearer, for politicians to attempt to bury bad news or rush through a few pieces of unpopular legislation in between packing their suitcases for walking holidays in Switzerland or Ibiza raves. http://ift.tt/2ui9sVUFiled under: Let's Get Political Tagged: Political

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The Oldspeak Journal Scientist: “For heat waves, our options are now between bad or terrible.” Anthropogenic Climate Changed Ext

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Oldspeak: ““To understand how global warming wreaks havoc on the human body, we don’t need to be transported to some imagined dystopia. Extreme heat isn’t a doomsday scenario but an existing, deadly phenomenon—and it’s getting worse by the day. ” –Emily Atkin “This is not a tomorrow problem. It’s a significant public health problem that we need …

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GIITTV: Sevyn Streeter – Girl Disrupted (Atlantic Records)

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Sevyn Streeter broke through with her sultry second single, ‘It Won’t Stop’ in 2013. Since then she’s released two EPs and several singles. Streeter started the Girl Disrupted album in 2014 and has spoken of her frustrations with numerous delays that were seemingly out of her control. Record label issues in the R&B world seem …

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Laura Craik on Kim Kardashian’s new stylist and he closing of Colette in Paris

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Laura Craik on the loss of a shopping wonderland, the woes of her crumpled Audi and the unnerving new Kim From http://ift.tt/2uCsgQHFiled under: A Bit of Culture Tagged: Laura Craik

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GIITTV: PREVIEW: Doune The Rabbit Hole 2017

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When: 18th– 20th August 2017 Where: Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire It is now just over a month before the rather marvellous Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival returns for its eight annual outing. Situated on the very edges of the Scottish Highlands and the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, it is once more …

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