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On the way back from a day at the beach today (Manly, Sydney), I was sitting on the ferry and could hear chanting coming from the back. As we listened closer, they were chanting "hey baby...I wanna know, if you'll be my girl". on repeat. It turns out that no matter where you go in the world, there will always be drunk Brits willing to sabotage our reputation. Cheers, lads.

For new subscribers, hello and welcome to Milk, No Sugar. I want to remove small talk, by giving you interesting and debatable subjects to bring up with your friends / colleagues / parents / neighbours / enemies.

Targeted politics. 
As the individualists we are, we struggle with being deemed a number in a soulless system. Yet, as we saw with Brexit and the U.S. presidential campaign, it’s exactly what happened. The majority of funding for the leave campaign was pumped into targeted advertising, namely Facebook, at those that were deemed easily manipulated was left until the last few days. Cunning if you think about it, because this is when those that were unsure of which way to vote could be converted. Politics 3.0..

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Resist! 
Despite the visuals harking back to world war propaganda, and being done by a man, I think this comes from a good place. During the incredible protests and marches of the past week, against bad hombre Señor Trump, a comic book store owner produced a 40-page comic about the importance of the female voice going forward in American politics. Take a peak.

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I win. 
Remember that guy Obama? Well, he originally set a record for the amount of executive orders passed in the first week of presidency. Guess who beat him? Why don't you entertain yourself on this Sunday and see the comparisons of the first week of presidency for these two chaps. Hint: Most of what O-boy did is no longer in place.

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Where are you 'from' though? 
You're probably sick of hearing about the rejection of refugees. For those that do make it through, where do they end up? Dive into this story about a 23 year old Somalian refugee, who ended up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he's set up an annual refugee concert. He's also a web designer, so it could've been me.

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ABEC 7. 
A film printed on paper? Apparently. Watch this short film of a guy skating around my beloved London, with some very interesting film techniques. The editing switches from animation to rotoscoping and has a slick soundtrack And it was apparently 'printed' on paper. I don't know what that means either.

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With my relocation to Australia, it does free me up for freelance design work. If you, or a peer, is in need of some graphic design work, get in touch. 

Adios,

Luis.
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