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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – BOTH SIDES February 28, 2009

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A bumper sticker, echoing Chief Seattle, declares: “The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.”
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TRUTH AND POLITICS February 26, 2009

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Perhaps truth and politics are strangers, but should that be the case?
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A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE February 25, 2009

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Sometimes a little knowledge might help. Citizens in a democracy, are not necessarily the proposers, but collectively they are the disposers, and if they abrogate that role the decision making can be left to special interests, who do not necessarily have the general interest in mind.
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OBAMA: THE DECIDER February 24, 2009

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Chris Hedges says that Obama has a critical decision to make with respect to Iran.
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TORTURE BEGETS TERRORISM? February 24, 2009

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Paul Woodward, at War in Context, suggests a cause and effect relationship between the application of torture and terrorism. I had not thought about it but the proposed causality makes sense.
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EGYPT OPENS BORDER February 23, 2009

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Al Jazeera reports that the Egyptian Government has allowed the Rafah border crossing to be opened. The border crossing will be opened for three days to allow “the passage of students and the sick”.
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POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND FEAR February 22, 2009

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John Hewson is not impressed with Peter Costello. What is of greater concern, as an economist, Hewson has fears that the economy may “tank”.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – TIME FLIES February 21, 2009

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According to the Wikipedia entry the Roman Poet Virgil is responsible for the tag, “Tempus Fugit”. The expression was first recorded in the verse Georgics: “Sed fugit interea fugit irreparabile tempus”, which means, “But it flees in the meantime: irretrievable time flees”.
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NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT: THE LOGIC OF THE MARKET February 20, 2009

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Australia was fortunate to have state run prisons from the settlement of Botany Bay onwards. Then we regressed to private prisons, at least for refugees.
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AFGHANISTAN TROOP DEPLOYMENT February 19, 2009

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What is to be made of the Obama decision to increase the number of American troops in Afghanistan? 
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DARWIN: SECRET BUDDHIST! February 17, 2009

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Joseph Hooker apparently went to Tibet to study the flora, and so we are asked to believe it is plausible that he got into Buddhism at the same time.
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STOPPING THE ATOMIC CLOCK February 17, 2009

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India and Pakistan have a common history divided by imperialism, ideology and religion.
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UNDERESTIMATING GLOBAL WARMING February 15, 2009

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Climate change is likely to be worst than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)report expected. Professor Christopher B Field, one of the authors of the report, says that Greenhouse Gas Emissions increased more than anticipated from 2000 to 2007.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG- EDGE OF DESTRUCTION? February 14, 2009

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The destructive force of the Victorian fires this week gave pause to what might happen here.

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THE APOLOGY: A YEAR LATER February 13, 2009

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Well, one year ago Rudd made the apology for the stolen generations in Federal Parliament, and the sky did not fall. The sky is an amazing feat of nature defying political gravity.
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WORKING WITH NONVIOLENCE February 12, 2009

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Dr. Mustafa Barghouti is a Palestinian medical doctor and political leader, interviewed by Glenn Greenwald. The interview can be heard at Glenn Greenwald’s blog at Salon.com.
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AFTER THE BUSHFIRES February 11, 2009

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I am one of those people, who every year become concerned about the possibility of bushfires.
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POKAREKARE ANA February 9, 2009

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It turns out it is a love song. Nobody told us. We dutifully sung it, or what passed for singing it as I remember.
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THE GOD OF EVIL February 8, 2009

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A frequently cited verse from the King James Bible is Timothy 6:10. “For the love of money is the root of all evil.”
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – MORE OF THE SAME February 7, 2009

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We may not realize it but nothing stays the same. Dogs do not have to think about what it means to be a dog.
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