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WITHOUT PITY, ISRAEL IS INDEFENSIBLE December 31, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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The behavior of the leaders of Israel in Gaza is unconscionable and must stop.
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AERIAL HOLOCAUST IN GAZA December 29, 2008

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Language can seem inadequate to deal with mass murder. Donald McIntyre reports for The Independent that Israeli air strikes kill 200 people and have wounded another 700. Now ABC Online reports that 270 people have been murdered in the second day of attacks.
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CARBON EMISSION PRESCRIPTION December 28, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment.
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When the diagnosis is wrong, the malady goes uncorrected. The principle applies to medicine and the human body as it does to the economy of the earth’s biosphere.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – HOLIDAYS December 27, 2008

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Everyday might be seen as a holiday.
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“MAN IS A CRUEL ANIMAL” December 25, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment.
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So declares Chris Hedges at Truthdig. He would not be alone in that pessimistic judgment. We might at least consider the evidence.
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SIGNS OF STROKE December 24, 2008

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Stroke, defined as the “interruptions of the blood supply to any part of the brain, resulting in damaged brain tissue”, and the third leading source of death in the US.
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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHRISTMAS December 23, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment, Peace, Social Environment.
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I am not across these things. For example, I was not quite sure whether Christmas Day fell on the 24th, or the 25th.
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FRIENDLY GREETINGS! December 22, 2008

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I do not read Afrikaan and so I do not know what the  article in Republikein Online says.

A friendly greeting.

A friendly greeting.

So I imagine, and perhaps the lion does not speak Afrikaan either, and he did the translation would be something like “Greetings Campers”.

DAVID HICKS IS FREE! December 22, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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Across the full extent of the continental landmass of Australia, from the smallest settlement to the largest cities, people are gripped by fear.
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LAW AND ORDER December 21, 2008

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Katrina and the story of New Orleans is been retold. The Nation has the story and the video.
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THE SEARCH FOR A NONVIOLENT FUTURE December 20, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Peace.
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Let me start by warning you, I am not great shakes as a  book reviewer or critic. These are just my personal reflections, which just might be off beam. I have been reading Michael Nagler’s, The Search for a Nonviolent Future.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – BRIGHT EYES December 20, 2008

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The loyalty of dogs to their human companions is legendary.
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“LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY” December 18, 2008

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Latin America declared its independence from the hemispheric dominix, and in some cases from the global financial system. Declarations of independence can easily be missed, the moreso if they are not reported, or their significance is not appreciated. 
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A WORLD REBORN? December 18, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Environment, Growth.
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Climate change, or global warming, has taken on a political color, because those with special interests have striven to discredit the findings and interpretations.
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NSW LABOR December 17, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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The Labor Government in NSW has now got the same level of poll ratings as G Bush. According to a poll in The Australian, via Possum Polytics, they have 26% approval.
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GIVING BUSH THE BOOT December 15, 2008

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The American electorate might have, but chose not to. An Iraqi journalist, Muntathar al Zaidi, let loose with both shoes. Cruise missiles, aerial bombing and other forms of murder kill people even when the target is missed.
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THE BUSH LEGACY December 14, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth, US Politics.
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The supposition that it cannot be all bad may seem contradicted in this case. Related questions arise as to what good in any manner was accomplished by the Bush Administration.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – SUMMER RAIN December 12, 2008

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The rain was too heavy today, but the dogs went out on the other days this week.

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US VOTING REFORM December 12, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Global Electoral Politics, US Politics.
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Why have multiple elections when it is possible to have with the appropriate design of the ballot one election? Such is the appeal of “instant run off voting” to the American electoral process, which from the perspective of a disinterested observer could do with some improvement.
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60TH ANNIVERSARY December 10, 2008

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History.
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Today markes the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.
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