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BLAIR TESTIFIES January 31, 2010

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The former Prime Minister was required to testify before the Chilcot Parliamentary Committee investigating Britain’s role in the invasion of Iraq, and by implication the murder of hundreds of thousands of people.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – SIDE BY SIDE January 30, 2010

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This week we were pushing back time, so the dogs got less time on their walk, which might not have been such a bad result due to the warmer weather.
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HOWARD ZINN January 29, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Life Experience, US Politics.
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I reacted to the news of the death of Howard Zinn, the American historian.
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LEGISLATING LIBERTY January 27, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Human Rights.
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Geoffrey Robertson’s The Statute of Liberty raises questions about the nature of Australian democracy.
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AUSTRALIA DAY January 26, 2010

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What has become of the place?
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“GLACIER BLUNDER” January 25, 2010

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Glaciers around the world are melting. The fact is self evident for those who visit and observe glaciers.
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BEING THE GLOBAL THREAT POWER January 23, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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The 5-4 decision of the US Supreme Court has thrown bread crumbs among the political cockatoos with the resultant kerfuffle. But is it an ado about nothing, or at least nothing new and nothing we didn’t know?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – ONE BY ONE January 22, 2010

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The days are going by one by one, yet the dogs are going their walk. The weather has been hot, so water has to be carried to supply a mid-walk drink.
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REMEMBERING GAZA January 22, 2010

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The politics of cruelty should not sit well with anybody.
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A BROKEN POLITICAL SYSTEM? January 21, 2010

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If we found that our parliaments do not represent public opinion and members of parliament do not represent the people who vote for them,would we then conclude that the system was broken, especially when parliament is controlled by the executive.
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DRAFT: LEGISLATING LIBERTY January 20, 2010

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Geoffrey Robertson’s ¬†The Statute of Liberty raises questions about the nature of Australian democracy.
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GROUND CONTROL: “WE HAVE AN ENEMY” January 18, 2010

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Who would have thought that upon entering into the Afghan Civil War and recent history complicated by outside intervention and inference that the imperialists would have discovered an enemy.
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FACEBOOK January 17, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Life Experience.
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It is not that I have friends, but I do have a family, and in turn my sister and brother have families, and now it seems I am connected to them, which is no small feat since I live in New South Wales, and they live in New Zealand and Western Australia.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – SLEEPER AWAKE January 16, 2010

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Staying awake seems to be the problem these days.  Sasha and Dexter are always happy to catch a nap, but seem more pleased to go out for a walk.
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NSW PLANNING LAWS CONFUSION January 14, 2010

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Confusion is to be preferred to corruption, not just in the trivial sense of misconduct, the more serious concern of criminal behavior, or most of all, the corruption of democratic process.
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VISITING INTENSIVE CARE January 12, 2010

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Susan is laid up in the Intensive Care Unit in hospital.
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MIDDLE EAST WRECKING January 11, 2010

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The train wreck in the Middle East – and by implication the world – continues with remorseless stupidity and inhumanity.
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DEFINING HUMAN RIGHTS January 10, 2010

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Judges on rare occasions have become politicians, and at least with two examples, to the benefit of human rights.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – ANNUAL VET VISIT January 9, 2010

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Circumstances conspired against visiting the vet in the usual way, namely hoping aboard the converted canine mobile to the destination. Therefore, an alternative scheme had to be conceived.
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MIRROR NEURONS January 8, 2010

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Neuroscientist VS Ramachandran, of the University of California, Berkeley, describes the facts and significance of the mirror neurons.
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