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AFGHAN PROTESTS – WHO CARES? December 31, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA.
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Legal immunity and moral impunity is a gift enjoyed by few. Nonetheless, university students in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, took to the streets to protest the collateral damage, otherwise murder of civilians, in this case children.
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GAZA AND THE GODFATHER December 30, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Israel-Palestine.
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At Democracy Now, Noam Chomsky describes the “symbiotic” relationship between the Israel policy of dispossession and the support of the United States, particularly in relation to the assault on Gaza a year ago, but not excluding the building of the alienation wall and the depopulation of Jerusalem.
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PERSIA ARISES December 29, 2009

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The events in Iran appear to be amazing. Somehow the people have come back out onto the streets. They seem to have targeted the Supreme Leader. Although their have been deaths, the people its seem are prevailing.
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WAR AGAINST TERRORISTS? December 28, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Peace, Terrorism Issues.
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The recent air strikes in Yemen resulting in the deaths of innocent people are part of pattern, particularly since 9/11 and the “war on terror”.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – WOULD YOU KNOW MY NAME? December 26, 2009

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I do not remember when it last rained on Christmas Day. The dogs went out earlier in the week and appeared to have enjoyed their walk.

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VIOLENCE IN PALESTINE December 25, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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Spin is insidious. The public relations experts are often simply liars who are immorally corrupting the democratic process for money.
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CHINA DROPPED COPENHAGEN December 24, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Environment.
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. . . and it shattered. Or, that is the story that Mark Lynas is telling at The Guardian.
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THE GREAT TURNING? December 23, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Environment, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Kevin Rudd, post Copenhagen, is apparently thinking in terms of deals between players as nation states.
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COSMIC CONNECTIONS December 22, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Life Experience.
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Who knows what consciousness is? But without consciousness how could we experience anything, let alone seek to bind back into the cosmos, the stuff from which we were formed, to echo Carl Sargan.
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INTERFAITH DIALOGUE December 20, 2009

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So this is Christmas! Next week sometime anyway. It is a strange cultural dissociation in the Australian summer, although the weather has been quite variable over the last few days.
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GLOBAL POLITY December 20, 2009

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The Copenhagen Meeting on Climate Change and has come and gone. The general outcome was predictable.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – WALKING AGAIN December 19, 2009

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Time passed by quickly this week as the humans were caught up in their respective dramas, as the dogs waited patiently.
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PLANTING TREES December 18, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Environment.
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Who knows how the extraordinary levels of methane in the Earth’s atmosphere can be lowered, but it seems that planting more trees is recommended at part of carbon capture.
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ABSENCE December 16, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Life Experience.
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I don’t like to talk about myself, but since I have been confined away for a few days, I will.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – TEMPTING FREEDOM December 12, 2009

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Last Thursday the sword of fate was hanging above me. The judgment was made and I found I was free from that fate. But now things have changed again.
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“WAR IS PEACE” December 11, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Peace, US Politics.
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The dialectic of history marches on, mostly as violence and barbarity with its genial, unexamined rationalizations. Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, Obama defends war as the method of peace.
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SMOKESTACKS AND CO2 December 10, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment.
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Walking down Crown Street in Wollongong today, I caught a view of the bellowing smoke from the steel mills.
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AGGRESSIVE MURDER POLICY December 8, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, US Politics.
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Now the blood-soaked man of peace, Obama, has morphed with his magic words the Taliban into the existential enemy of United States and its subordinate allies, much like the Durand Line, national boundaries become irrelevant.
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THE RUSSIANS DONE IT? December 7, 2009

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So who was responsible for hacking the University of East Anglia emails? One suggestion it was the Russian Secret Service, and as Agatha Christie might have noticed they had a motive. In these examples circumstantial evidence clinches the case.
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“INFAMY” HAS HISTORY December 7, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, US Politics.
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The attack on Pearl Harbour, now sixty eight years and one day ago , was both an attack out of the blue and one with a history of interrelationships leading up to its occurrence. The American Empire has form.
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