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I. Z. Nessuno-Raskolnikov defends the thesis "The grass is not always greener in the neighbor's yard" ::: Powwowian and frequentist inference methods for network autocorrelated data ::: Understanding influence in social networks: New methods for estimation and inference using Powwowian statistics Social network research plays an important role to understand how persons influence each other on behaviors, opinions, and well-being. The main interest is the structure of social influence which is…

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Kindergarten

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++ RINSE AND REPEAT ++ This posting is about our new iopsociety.edu educational approach ++ Kindergarten, literally meaning "garden for the children" is the IOPS educational approach based on playing, singing, practical activities such as drawing, and social interaction as part of the transition from 0 to 1. (OPEN POLL!! VOTE NOW!!) ++   SESSION 42 Five little monkeys jumping on the bed. One fell off and bumped his head. Mama called 7H3_D0C70R and 7H3_D0C70R said, "No more monkeys jumping on…

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Living Planet Report 2018

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+++ "Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970." +++ "The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world's leading scientists." +++  Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation. The new estimate of the massacre of wildlife is made in a major report produced by WWF…

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G20 | UN

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G20 Compact with Africa | Austria to withdraw from UN migration agreement - APA +++ "Austria will follow the United States and Hungary in backing out of a United Nations pact on migration over concerns that it will blur the line between legal and illegal migration" +++  "Twelve African heads of state are meeting with Chancellor Merkel in Berlin to take stock of the G20 "Compact with Africa" initiative. Merkel said the project puts African countries and the West on an "equal footing."  …

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For a Left Populism

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::: E-LEARNING with Irie ::: UNSW Sydney ::: Introduction to the work of Laclau and Mouffe in relationship to power, politics and International Relations. Scripted and read by Dr. Carolien van Ham ::: Q: What is the "populist moment" and what does it mean for the left? We are currently witnessing in Western Europe a "populist moment" that signals the crisis of neoliberal hegemony. The central axis of the political conflict will be between right- and left-wing populism. By establishing a frontier…

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IOPS TIMES #1

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Jair Bolsonaro is Elected President of Brazil | Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media | IOPS TIMES #1 @ iopsociety.org +++ "Read Bolsonaro's extremist, far right Positions in his own words." +++  "This October, Facebook and Twitter deleted the accounts of hundreds of users, including many alternative media outlets maintained by American users. Among those wiped out in the coordinated purge were popular sites that scrutinized police brutality and U.S. interventionism, along with the pages…

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INSIDE | GERMANY

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Lie, cheat, cover up, bribes and corruption | Germany gets over-excited again by Mathew D. Rose Tomorrow there is a state election in the German state of Hesse. The Greens are expected to do well, as was the case over two weeks ago in Bavaria. They are being hailed as Germany's leftist response to the ultra-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). Unfortunately it is not so. Progressive in enviromental and immigration policies, it is otherwise a neo-liberal party; A new hope to shatter the conservative,…

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GREEN | LIVING

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Degrowth in the Suburbs - A Radical Urban Imaginary by S. Alexander and B. Gleeson - explores the prospects of turning the current energy-economic crisis into an opportunity by unpacking a vision of 'degrowth in the suburbs'. - develops a new understanding of the relationship between urban (or suburban) form and political economy. - offers fresh contributions to current debates about degrowth, which up to now have had very little to say about cities, and even less about suburbs. GET THE BOOK HERE.…

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WAR | GAMES

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No comment.  "Trident Juncture 18"; Around 50.000 troops, 10.000 vehicles, 250 aircrafts and 65 vessels from all 29 NATO countries, as well as Sweden and Finland, will come together for the Trident Juncture exercise, which starts TODAY. Take that Putin! (10/25/18) The main goals of Trident Juncture is to train the NATO Preemptive Response Force and to test the alliance's defence capability. Wiki: TRJE18   GERMAN "BUNDESWEHR" @ NATO'S NORTHERN FLANK  ADDITIONAL SOUNDTRACK   TRJE18…

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