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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: GOOD FORTUNE December 20, 2014

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If it is true that everything is transient, then good fortune will pass in due course. There is a suggestion, and it is difficult to what credence some intelligence might have that much of the area will be converted to housing. Meanwhile Dexter and Hannah live in the present.
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NON-ARMED INTERVENTION December 16, 2014

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I don’t know anything about civilian non-armed intervention, or how it works and in what circumstances, but it seems to me in regard to the recent hostage event in Martin Place, such an option might have been very useful.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TOMORROW CAN WAIT December 13, 2014

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That was then, and now is now. Time seems to have moved on. Dexter and Hannah have memory, but seem to live, as far as I can tell in the present.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TALKING AWAY December 6, 2014

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Every day for the past week has involved thunder, lightning and rain. Fortunately, these events have arrived in the evening and here we have not borne the full brunt, including hail, as has occurred elsewhere.
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MORALITY AND REFUGEE POLICY December 5, 2014

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Green Senators spoke with emotion on the treatment of refugees in the last evenings debate on the amendment to the legislation. The debate, such as it is, was delivered to a near empty Senate chamber.This is a moral case, and as democratic citizens we have to take responsibility, and hold those who presume to rule us to account.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: “SILVER THREADS . . .” November 29, 2014

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Dexter is getting on a bit in dog terms, and just maybe there are “silver threads among the gold”. (more…)

FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: ALL TOGETHER November 22, 2014

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This week I was going to step up and introduce some video clips, but at the moment do not have the time to learn how to splicing and dicing required. The camera work requires a bit of practice. And then if Dexter and Hannah were on the team working together that would help.
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DEMOCRATIC REVIEW AND PROSPECT November 21, 2014

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Australian democracy is in crisis. The crisis is exemplified in the observations and comments of the prime minister.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: YESTERDAY AND TODAY November 15, 2014

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Yesterday is always embedded in today. Often photos do not appear to recognize what has gone before. I am not sure what Dexter and Hannah remember what happened days and weeks ago. However, they always seem to be keen to get going, and they remember things that I do not perceive.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: AS TIME GOES BY November 8, 2014

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There were no fracas this week. I have to follow up on the outcome of last week’s  incident. We did meet the odd dog and owner, but Dexter and Hannah hardly reacted. They each have a new additional lead, but as time goes by things deteriorate.
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SYNTHESIS REPORT OF IPCC’S FIFTH ASSESSMENT REPORT November 6, 2014

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The  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an interesting institution within which climate scientists from around the globe work together.  What is possible for science, remains impossible for politics. I notice that the report is dedicated to the memory of  Stephen H. Schneider 1945 – 2010.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: APPEARANCE-REALITY November 1, 2014

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Things are not what they seem. Who know what Dexter and Hannah make of them. Friday was a perfect day, borne out by the photos, but a something happened.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: KEEP ON GOING October 25, 2014

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Dexter and Hannah have the expectation that they will go out. They know the way. They seem to find scents that are interesting.
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ISIS AND EBOLA October 22, 2014

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The Abbott Government finds untrammelled enthusiasm, alacrity and “hang the cost” to join the coalition of the killing  in the sky over Iraq in stark contrast with a stubborn disinclination and outright refusal to assist with the humanitarian crisis caused by the ebola epidemic in West Africa. What gives?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: DON’T TELL ME October 18, 2014

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Most stories end with sadness, and those that don’t have not yet been fully told. So it is the case that Dexter and Hannah are going around the same path mostly daily. At some point this will not continue.

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FIVE HUNDRED YEAR PLAN October 13, 2014

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Homo Sapien Sapiens probably need now to again push the boundaries. Let’s suppose that adventure, courage and technology enabled the Polynesians to discover the far flung islands of the Pacific between 900 to 1000 CE, which might have begun with moving the campsite over the mountain into the next valley. Let’s not run down the species it learns as it goes, and as it learns it qualitatively changes.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: LOOKING BACK October 11, 2014

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Maybe not much looking back, but Dexter and Hannah were going around the track. Not many songs. We don’t make sense of what we see. Is there a long way to go? We have to accept that the time is running and we are walking.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: LEAD THE WAY October 4, 2014

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Dexter and Hannah know their way around. Actually it is useful, especially where the grass is so high now how to get back to the track by the easiest way.
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CLOUD COVER AND OCEAN CYCLES October 3, 2014

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It may seem odd that political attention and resources are focused now on Sunni extremists, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and not on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa or Climate Change. We are told that the Government’s focus is to keep Australians safe.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: WITH OR WITHOUT WORDS September 27, 2014

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The precautionary principle steps in, as it should, Dexter and Hannah are steered away from interacting with other dogs or people.
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