testing (2): embedding links to this morning’s+ news&oped items

With my breakfast I generally skim The Sydney Morning Herald & the guardian australia on my iPad (& please don’t tell me it might be healthier etc for me to simply enjoy every breath & every mouth motion etc; been there, done that….), & bookmark items I read & feel about & think I may want to respond to, or even just share with others who may feel about or respond to in one way or another. & today I thought, hey, why not also share those links here, with or without any immediate comment from me. So here goes my first testing of this:

First struck (again) by the latest Ebola news (terrible things to be thinking of, but hey, this is happening now too:
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/aid-organisation-to-refuse-ebola-cash-from-australia-20140917-10ifd0.html;
& later found another on this topic:
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/17/ebola-three-day-shutdown-sierra-leone

 

pic from today's guardian australia homepage

pic from today’s guardian australia homepage

Next, by the latest positive developments towards the legalization of medical cannabis in Australia:
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbott-backs-legalisation-of-medical-cannabis-20140917-10i6eb.html (& thinking: well, well, Mr A, at least at last you’ve got something (almost) right! (I’ll leave explaining my ‘almost’ for another time, & just drop a hint-proverb here: “Prevention is better than cure”). This news by way, is a follow-up to 2 items I bookmarked earlier:
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/medicinal-cannabis-clinical-trial-to-begin-in-nsw-20140916-10hmar.html;
http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/bill-to-remove-barriers-for-medical-marijuana-trials-in-victoria-20140915-10hcta.html

Then this, about the so called “Islamic State”:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/16/chelsea-manning-isis-strategy
which reminds me of an item I recently shared on Facebook:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/15/isis-doesnt-deserve-to-be-called-islamic-australian-imams-say?CMP=soc_567

& an important one about climate change:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/16/climate-change-carbon-tax-low-carbon-infrastructure

& some items about culture, art, & entertainment:
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/sep/17/shamia-hassani-i-want-to-colour-over-the-bad-memories-of-war

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/australia-culture-blog/2014/sep/16/tom-e-lewis-an-aboriginal-lear-on-walking-the-blackwhite-divide
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/bulldozer-underground-exhibition-revolutionised-russian-art
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/leonard-cohen-will-sing-hallelujah-again-but-would-prefer-you-didnt-20140917-10i0je.html
http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2014/sep/17/bryan-cranston-funny-side-best-comedic-moments  (he was amazing in Breaking Bad!)

& & last but not least (for a good reason), this one from a couple of days ago:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/16/clive-james-new-poem-japanese-maple-terminally-ill-author

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