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ON ABOUT SOMETHING? September 30, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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You know Marcus Aurelius of course, Roman Emperor, philosopher and all. If you are as ignorant about him as I am, and gullible, well have a look at Wikipedia.
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“LUCY IN THE SKY” September 29, 2009

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I always thought that the John Lennon song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” was a reference to LSD, but not the currency.
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THE ENEMY WITHIN September 29, 2009

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That bushfires are often lit by arsonists is a problem that has not been proactively addressed. The deterrent effect of penalties is perhaps less because those lighting the fires can get away with their actions. So what to do?
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GERMANY VOTED FOR CHANGE? September 29, 2009

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Seven per cent of the eligible voters decided to stay home in the German elections this time around compared to those that voted in 2005.
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“THAT’S HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN” September 28, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Peace, Philosophy.
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Leonard Cohen is still giving live performances. Now a septuagnarian performer his songs have sometimes had a dark underlining. He in recent days performed at the Gamut Ran Football Stadium in Israel.
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PROTECTING PITTSBURGH September 27, 2009

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Over the past week, the G20 government leaders were meeting in Pittsburgh to discuss the problems of the world at the G20 conference with such matters as the global financial crisis and the atmospheric carbon crisis on the agenda.
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WARS AGAINST CIVILIANS September 26, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, Middle East, Modern History.
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Paul Woodward at War in Context takes up Israeli Prime Minister Nethanyahu’s accusation.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: WHERE ARE YOU GOING? September 26, 2009

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Sasha and especially Dexter are given to put the question “where are you going?” or as they said in the movie, “Quo Vadis?
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SOME THOUGHTS ON NONVIOLENCE September 24, 2009

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There is a puzzle: how can violence be met with nonviolence, and how can that possibly work (in any sense)?

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SECOND ROUND IN TEGUCIGALPA September 23, 2009

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First President Manuel Zelaya was hoisted from bed in his pajamas and deported, now he has re-entered Honduras and is staying over at the Brazilian Embassy.
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“THE GAME IS UP” September 22, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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So claims Chris Hedges at Truthdig. And what game might that be? In short the monopoly game called globalization, masquerading as capitalism but in reality hand in glove in with government of the wealthy countries.
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DEPRESSION September 21, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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Andrew Robb’s decision to step down from the Opposition frontbench while he was suffering from a depressive illness was probably more wise than heroic, and might have reflected the medical advice given.
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EXPECT MORE VIOLENCE September 20, 2009

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Israel is a pretentious, small, vicious, apartheid and nuclear-armed state, and it has done more to promote the discord in the world today than most, although it is not wholly responsible.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – TIME OF DAY September 19, 2009

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The dogs do not hunger for change. Sasha and Dexter are happy to get out and follow the same path.

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CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION September 18, 2009

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The bravest people in wars are often those who oppose them for reasons of conscience.
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POLITICAL RACISM September 18, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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The puzzle is not that the protests against President Obama are not racist, often overtly so, but that the president’s spokesman who wish to deny what would seem obvious.
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COSTS OF WAR September 17, 2009

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War is simply a vain attempt to achieve overtly positive outcomes, and more often covert outcomes, by systematic and sustained violence.
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GERMAN ELECTION September 16, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics.
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There is a general election in Germany to be held on 27 September. The leaders of the Grand Coalition had a debate among themselves, and nobody came to the party.
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THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY September 15, 2009

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Last October Obama sought the presidency and won. George W Bush’s presidency simply seemed absurd, but effective in the assumption of executive power and the war powers.
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END THE WAR September 14, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, Terrorism Issues.
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The war in Afghanistan has ceased to be able to be justified as moral cause.
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