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The Passion of the Wayne "This budget is different. In word and deed, it adheres to the spirit of what Ms Gillard and Mr Swan are jointly determined shall be their last and strongest claim to government - their alignment of themselves with the underprivileged against the overprivileged." (Annabel Crabb)
In Libya, the captors have become the captive "Inside their barracks - usually repurposed schools, police stations or security centers - a vast experiment in role reversal is being carried out: the guards have become the prisoners and the prisoners have become the guards. There are no rules, and each militia is left to deal in its own way with the captives."
The myth about marriage "Why do some people who would recognize gay civil unions oppose gay marriage? Certain religious groups want to deny gays the sacredness of what they take to be a sacrament. But marriage is no sacrament."
Repairing the throwaway culture "Ms. Held had come to the right place. At Amsterdam's first Repair Cafe, in a community center a couple of times a month, people can bring in whatever they want to have repaired, at no cost, by volunteers who just like to fix things."
Vidal Sassoon, 1928-2012, the man who changed women's hair (image gallery, a life of styles)