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LOCAL ENVIRONMENT PLAN March 30, 2009

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Wollongong City Council have updated their Local Environmental Plan, a process that is common across NSW. I attended a local group meeting last Wednesday, and they recommended that we make individual submissions on the plan.
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“WE WILL DEFEAT YOU” March 29, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA.
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The great one1, Barack Obama, is somewhat disingenuous.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – AS WE GO March 28, 2009

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As we go along our way from day to day, we pretty much do the same things and follow the same paths.
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BE SUPRISED AND LAUGH March 27, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Life Experience.
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The joke is recycled from Andrew Leigh.

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Source: xkcd.

Small minds and so forth. I started to laugh at the simplest cartoon imaginable.  Alright I am grounded again. Now for more serious matters . . .

ATMOSPHERIC POLITICS March 27, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment.
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Earth Hour is almost upon us again. The critics and supporters are contesting the value of symbolic action, a fundamental political issue.
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SHAME! ISRAEL, SHAME! March 26, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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Look at this video from The Guardian,(via War In Context) and then conclude whether Israel is a fit country to have any dealings with whatsoever:
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RUDD LANDS IN WASHINGTON March 24, 2009

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Will he emerge with clean hands and with his shirt from the Washington machine? “Out damned spot”.
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A CULTURAL CRISIS? March 24, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Chris Hedges, at Truthdig, suggests the economic crisis is a cultural crisis. He does not link the economic crisis with the environmental-atmostpheric crisis as he might.
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SOCIETY, INDIVIDUALS AND VALUES March 23, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Peace.
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We all recognize violence when it is explicit and graphic.
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QUEENSLAND VOTES March 22, 2009

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Anna Bligh has made electoral history by becoming  the first woman to win a State Election as Premier.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – SOUNDS OF THE UNEXPECTED March 21, 2009

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Whatever Beethoven had in mind when he composed his Piano Sonata No 31 in A Flat Major, it was not dogs and gum trees.
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AUNG SAN SUU KYI March 20, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, South East Asia.
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The contrast of Afghanistan with Burma is stark.
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WALKING TO ISLAMABAD March 19, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in South Asia.
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The Boston Globe editorialized that the Pakistan state is tottering, a position that, for example, Juan Cole disputes. 
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SPINNING A YARN March 18, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Blogging in general.
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I am generally not a good conversationalist. I have either nothing to say , or too much to say.
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HERE WE COME! March 17, 2009

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“. . . in numbers too big to ignore.” Rudd is off next week to Horsham, England to join the gang of twenty, who will be mostly talking about the Global Financial Crisis.
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THE RIGHT TO EXIST March 16, 2009

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Life in general, and people in particular, have an inherent right to exist and to live with decency.
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‘POLITICAL’ SCIENCE? March 15, 2009

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Miranda Devine is a columnist with The Sydney Morning Herald. Unintentionally, she raises a fundamental question about the supposed political neutrality of science.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – SENSE OF PLACE March 14, 2009

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Same places, same dogs, so we thought we might try something different.
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ACCESS JOURNALISM March 13, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, South Asia, US Politics.
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One of the functions any watchdog of democracy is to keep open the range of political discussion.
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“POVERTY IS POWERLESSNESS” March 11, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace.
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On the 25 September last year, Ela Bhatt addressed the General Assembly speaking about reducing global poverty as part of the Millennium Development Goals which has the objective of “a more peaceful, prosperous and just world”.
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