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“THE CLIMATE DEBATE” March 31, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth, Natural Environment.
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Former Federal Treasurer and putative national leader, Peter Costello in The Sydney Morning Herald expresses skepticism about the politics of global warming. Others express disbelief about the climate science.
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SO THIS IS EASTER? March 30, 2010

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Why is it that I associate Easter with bunnies? Rabbits are one of many introduced species, often pests, who have had effects on the natural ecology that are not fully appreciated.
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DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND ENGAGEMENT March 29, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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So what is the common good? How might it be discovered?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – SATURDAY POST March 27, 2010

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If nothing else this delay will go to suggest that some energy is necessary for this project. I felt too tired to get it together last night.
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FEAR AND FACEBOOK March 26, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Blogging in general, Natural Environment, Social Environment.
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You might not believe it but I try to maintain some standards. Sometimes I get tired. I then latch onto the first thing I see. It seems that Facebook is the new version of the party line telephone service.
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PLAYGROUND OF EMPIRES March 25, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, Middle East.
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The following you tube presentation makes the point that empires come and go in the Middle East – eventually.
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CLAIM OF RIGHT March 24, 2010

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On the 30th April 2008, three men entered the Echeleon spy base at Waihopai in Marlborough, New Zealand and after praying cut down the plastic dome covering that protected two satellite receivers. Wednesday, a week ago, a jury allowed them to go free on the basis of a claim of right.
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DEMOCRACY SITUATION REPORT March 23, 2010

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So this is where we are in the reign of televisual democracy. If quality of the dialogue and argument are the measure of our democracy we now firmly located in the region of the pathetic, or at best, lame.
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“ARREST THAT WAR CRIMINAL” March 23, 2010

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The drama associated with the corporatist health legislation drove any reports of the the protests against the “colonial occupations” in Iraq and Afghanistan. Too bad about the seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq – what was that about the Nuremberg principles?
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MIDDLE EAST UBER POWER March 22, 2010

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When Israel speaks, Washington quakes and genuflects. When Israel murders and dispossesses Palestinians nobody is supposed to care.
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THEORY AND PRACTICE March 21, 2010

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Some criticism simply shows incomprehension. Democracy is both theory and practice.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – GETTING HOME March 19, 2010

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Today Sasha and Dexter greeted the person whom they not seen for three months.
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VIVA BRAZIL March 19, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, LATIN AMERICA.
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The Brazilian President, to his considerable credit, endorses the struggle for justice, during his visit to Palestine.
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93, NOT OUT March 18, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Life Experience.
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My neighbour is 93 years old today.
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RACHEL CORRIE BACK THEN March 17, 2010

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Rachel Corrie reported from Gaza in 2003. The circumstances for the Palestinians were appalling then, and seven years later there is no reason to believe that they have improved.
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LIEUTENANT OR PARTNER? March 17, 2010

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Israel, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, it seems is the super power and the United States lead by Obama is the “lieutenant”, or when the Israelis want to be nice they describe the North Americans as their “partner”.
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CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL March 16, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment.
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Both the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology have stated unequivocally the global climate is warming.
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TRUTH AND VALUES March 14, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Life Experience, US Politics.
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I had occasion last week to reflect on the joke that a camel is a horse designed by a committee.
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CORNEL WEST: TRACKING GANGSTER ACTIVITY March 14, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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African-Americans comprise 13% of a United States population of more than 308 million people. Dr Cornel West, we are told, is the first of that population category to obtain a Ph.D from Princeton University.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – “BETTER BE HOME SOON” March 13, 2010

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This week we were pushed for time. We thought we better to be home soon – but it never works out like that.
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