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GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CRUNCH October 31, 2008

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Planet Earth is heading for bankruptcy and a global environmental “credit crunch” according to the latest Living Planet Report. We need to better manage resources and protect biodiversity.
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RADIO DOCTOR CALL CENTRE CLOSURE October 30, 2008

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As I left Wollongong Hospital this morning, after seeing the renal specialist, I could not fail to noticeĀ  at the side of the footpath a very small demonstration, but with placards. It turned out that the Wollongong Radio Doctor service has closed its call centre, which had been staffed by people with disabilities.
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DEMOCRACY DEFICIT October 30, 2008

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The land of the free and the home of the brave never ceases to amaze an often incredulous onlooking world.
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SAFETY CATCH October 29, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Human Rights, US Politics.
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Uncertain economic times is one reason for the increase in American gun sales. Another driver is the anticipation that a Democratic President and Congress are likely to restrict the sales of guns and ammunition.
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GLOBAL ELECTORAL COLLEGE October 28, 2008

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Based on the available polling data, The Economist constructed a Global Electoral College for the US Presidential candidates. Barack Obama appears to have landslide support around the planet, with the single exception of Iraq – and that result might be considered doubtful.
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AFTER THE HORSERACE October 27, 2008

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The McCain campaign is hoping for a miracle. Miracles do happen, but not with the frequency that McCain could hope for, and not of the type he wishes.
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VIDEO THE VOTE October 26, 2008

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Electoral systems seldom are changed, which makes the three significant changes to the Australian system, and the complete makeover of the New Zealand electoral system so significant.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – GOING HOME October 25, 2008

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In just another case of the tail wagging the dog, every day we were out and going home, except the day the spent at the hospital, and that day I was going home.

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TESTING THE PRESIDENT October 23, 2008

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Joe Biden created a stir by suggesting that the newly elected president would face an international test within six months of his election.
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HOSPITAL OBSERVATION October 22, 2008

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In preparation for my visit with my kidney specialist it is standard to undergo blood tests. Hyperkalemia is a condition of abnormally high potassium readings.
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IMMIGRATION AND VIOLENCE October 22, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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The unquestioned assumption of the application of violence to public policy problems, and the problems related to unauthorized immigration is an example, is that it works.
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EARLY VOTING October 21, 2008

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Some States, including Florida, allow votes to be cast before polling day, which as is the American custom on a Tuesday. This BBC reports reports on the Obama campaign focus on early voting:
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THE DIE IS CAST? October 20, 2008

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Are you thinking what I am considering, especially when there are photos such as this one in the grounds of the Golden Arches (as iconic as the Sydney Opera House), St Louis?
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SKIN COLOUR AS DESTINY October 20, 2008

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It is an odd thing about human beings that while diversity reflects our evolutionary success, we have a tendency to cast difference in a cold, even murderous, light. A contemporary example is illustrated by BBC News report from Tanzania:
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CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRACY? October 19, 2008

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The problems of representative democracy are not confined to Australia, or for that matter the United States.
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STATE OF PLAY October 19, 2008

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A blog after all is an opportunity to give ones opinion on matters, and there is not presumption that such an opinion must by necessity be authoritative.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – PARTY ANIMALS October 17, 2008

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Human beings it has been said are “community animals”, a variation and more accurate translation of Aristotle’s political animals. So I was wondering this week what would be a good description for the dogs.

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“VOTE AND BE STRONG” October 17, 2008

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Here is the opportunity, you might have been waiting for. And you can vote till the cows come home. Now just consider the wonderful choices that are available:
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CANADA VOTES October 16, 2008

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The Canadian election seem to have been anti-climatic. The Conservative Government improved its numbers in the House of Commons, but failed to get a sufficient number of MP’s to govern in its own right.
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“TERRORIST!” October 15, 2008

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This man, Bill Ayers, is a dangerous terrorist, or so the Republican Party hate vendors would have you believe:

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