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PEACE AND COMPASSION April 29, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Peace, Social Environment.
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The Dalai Lama spoke on the topic of peace and compassion at Berkeley. Of all the religious leaders, the Dalai Lama is perhaps the most interesting.
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SEEKING REFUGE April 28, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CENTRAL ASIA, US Politics.
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The outrage over people in boats seeking refuge in Northern Australia seems not to have taken hold.
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SOURCE OF PRIDE? April 26, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA.
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There is a historical parallel between the invasion of  the Gallipoli beaches and headlands and the contemporary invasion of Afghanistan. 
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: RAIN AND LEECHES April 25, 2009

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We had to stay home for three days this week due to the heavy rain. When Sasha and Dexter ventured out, they attracted leeches.

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QUANTUM CHEMISTRY April 24, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Miscellaneous, Philosophy.
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I had heard of ionic and covalent chemical bonds, but not quantum chemistry. Another form of chemical bond was predicted by Enrico Fermi, and now it seems that its existence has been realized.
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SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTIONS April 23, 2009

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The African National Congress(ANC), led by Jacob Zuma, is expected again to win the elections underway in South Africa. It is now fifteen years since the collapse of the Apartheid regime.
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A FUNNY BUSINESS April 22, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in The Neighbours.
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Did you know, or even expect, that the two main islands of Aotearoa do not have official names?
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ON THE BEACH April 22, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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The beach is a metaphor for life in Australia. Some of us at like flotsam and jetsam that end up on this shore.
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SPEAKING THE TRUTH? April 21, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Israel-Palestine.
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Sometimes the truth needs to be told, and it can be unpleasant and discomforting. So was President Admadinejad simply speaking truly ?
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WOLLONGONG DOWNTURN April 20, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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Four Corners on ABC will feature the economic problems of Wollongong.
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“VOICES SOFT AS THUNDER” April 19, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Susan Boyle has become an internet-You Tube phenomenon. One site now has over 25.4 million hits.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SIGHTS AND SOUNDS April 18, 2009

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The weather may be getting cooler, but Sasha and Dexter are still at me keeping with the program.
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INDIAN ELECTIONS April 17, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in South Asia.
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The campaign for Indian Independence was a long drawn out affair in which patience and democracy won in the end, although the costs cannot be ignored. Similarly the election of the Lok Sahba has begun and will proceed in stages.
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TORTURE ADMINISTRATION April 16, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, US Politics.
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G W Bush was a “black swan”. 9/11 was another.
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“AUSTRALIA SAVE THE TAMILS” April 15, 2009

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Writing in 1921, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) suggested:
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PIRACY NOW AND THEN April 14, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Africa, CENTRAL ASIA, Humankind/Planet Earth, US Politics.
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Steve Benen at Political Animal, quotes Michael D Shear in The Washington Post who frames the successful rescue of the ship’s Captain by the US Navy Seals:
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AFGHANISTAN: HERE WE COME April 14, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA.
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We are noble and strong. We are the bearers of righteous violence. We are the overlords, who will crush any resistance with our mighty power.
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TOM PETERS’ CREDO April 12, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Philosophy, Social Environment.
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Tom Peters is a business guru. The term is used respectfully. A friend challenged him to crystallize his philosophy of business.
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AN EPISTEMOLOGY April 12, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Life Experience, Philosophy.
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How do we know anything? What is the evidence that we are knowing beings?
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LISTEN TO THEM? April 11, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Some people are more perceptive, or otherwise more skillful than others. Some have better and wider information, but everyone can observe.
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