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WAR TECHNOLOGY February 28, 2010

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Innovation in warfare strives for the ultimate weapon, the killing devise that will exert the maximum suffering on the other, and the least on the protagonist.
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DOES TRUTH MATTER? February 27, 2010

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Or what is fit to print? More importantly, what will be allowed to be transmitted through the principal propaganda outlets, of which television is the leader?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – CHANGE AND CONTINUITY February 27, 2010

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Events can change the experience of the world, including time. Since the middle of December time seems to me to be passing faster than that it was before.
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THE PLOT WIDENS February 25, 2010

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And Australian passport holders are now implicated in the Dubai murder investigation apparently conducted by the Israeli Government.
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“CAN’T HAPPEN THERE?” February 23, 2010

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Chris Hedges at Truthdig differs. He suggest that the degradation of the living standards and working conditions is creating the conditions for the development of fascism in the United States.
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WAR CRIMES IN AFGHANISTAN? February 23, 2010

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The repeated murder of civilians in Afghanistan is a prima facie case for war crime prosecutions.
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“EXECUTIVE GLUTTONY” February 22, 2010

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In a very “courageous” move, “Yes Minister”, President Obama was some days ago critical of the pay of Wall Street executives. If you own the system you can direct where the money flows, such is the magic of the market.
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AFGHANISTAN: DUTCH DIVISION February 21, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, European Politics.
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Proportional ┬árepresentative voting systems, as in the Netherlands, gives rise to coalition governments. Nato – or is that the Pentagon – in its wisdom has decided to pressure the Dutch.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – FALLING SHORT February 20, 2010

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This week we went out despite the rain and then stayed home because it was too hot. So the feeling was we fell short.
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CHINA HAS ARRIVED February 19, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA.
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China is no longer a coming power. Katmandu was once of interest to tourists, such as hippies, seeking exotic destinations, and the Indian Government, which could largely take Nepal for granted.
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CRIME AND KARMA February 18, 2010

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International lawlessness is all the go, involving – it would seem – the little country, much favoured by imperialism and busily, cruelly dispossessing its indigenous population.
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HOSPITAL CARE(LESSNESS) February 16, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Life Experience.
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Hospitals are community institutions and are not without their problems, from management to costs and mistakes.
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OBAMA RETROSPECTIVE February 15, 2010

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What is to be made of Obama’s presidential reign and will anybody care?
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DRESDEN TO MARJAH February 14, 2010

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In Dresden, protesters massed to stop other protesters, “commemorating” the barbarous bombing of that city by the Americans and British in 1945.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – SUMMER RAIN February 13, 2010

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It is hard to keep track of the weather, but I do not remember a summer like we have had. Last weeks photos suggest more rain than I remember.
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SOUND THE GONG February 12, 2010

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Care has to be taken with violent metaphors. Nevertheless, there is a well known story of the money changers been thrown out of the temple, which FDR invoked on assuming office on 4 March 1933.
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AV SYSTEM REFERENDUM February 11, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in European Politics, Global Electoral Politics.
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The fading Labor Government of Gordon Brown in Britain is proposing the change the electoral system from simple plurality to a hybrid preferential constituency system with a open list.
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DEMOCRATIC DISCOURSE February 10, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Blogging in general.
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The purpose of discussion – the back and forth of assertion and argument – in a democracy is to discover the common good.
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“ESSENCE OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM” February 9, 2010

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First there was the Global Financial Crisis, which perhaps is not over yet, now it seems that the Obama Administration is proposing to re-regulate the finance industry.
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“FREE MARKET FETISH” February 8, 2010

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Even though I know nothing about economics, some opinion interests me because it relates social behavior, institutions, decision making and the financing of electoral processes that seems so characteristic of NSW.
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