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POLLS TURN AGAINST GILLARD July 31, 2010

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Irony upon ironies, the new beaut leader of the ALP has fallen behind, and it seems voters are preferring a Tony Abbott led Liberal Party to be next government.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG- GETTING OUT MY BACK DOOR July 31, 2010

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Getting out the back door was the problem this week. There are two excuses we have not gone out much. Sasha is recovering from the operation that removed a toe, and it rained heavily.
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SENATE REFORM July 30, 2010

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Constitutional change is not under consideration in Australia, but case for change with respect to the US Senate seems clear and persuasive.
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SO WHAT ARE THE ISSUES? July 29, 2010

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I would be interested to know what people identify as the important public issues that are points of contention, or matters of advocacy in this election.
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24 HOURS NEWS TELEVISION July 28, 2010

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I don’t watch television, and I was sceptical about the innovation of ABC 24 News expecting it to be a race to the bottom, with Fox News as the model, yet I have to admit they seem to have done good on the question of mental health.
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AFGHANISTAN ACCOUNTABILITY July 27, 2010

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The massive release of documents which number reportedly over 92,000 documents will take some time to digest. It is doubtful whether they will have any effect on the phony election that has been inflicted on Australia.
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LIBERAL CANDIDATE SACKED July 25, 2010

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The Liberal candidate for the safe Labor seat of Chifley, in Sydney has been sacked by the Leader of the Opposition for making anti-Muslim comments.
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CONSEQUENCES OF OCCUPATION July 25, 2010

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The consequences of  war of occupation in Iraq have come relatively quickly to light,  compared to Vietnam, and they also are likely to long term effects.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TIME PASSAGES July 23, 2010

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The Earth turns, events and circumstances hold the attention and the sense of time passing eludes me like a shadow.  This week Sasha had one toe surgically removed.
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ISRAEL: US ASSET OR LIABILITY July 23, 2010

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Chas Freeman, as you might recall is one of those on the growing list of people demonized and demoted because of the sin of political correctness during the Obama Administration. However, he seems to know his stuff, and prepared a considered answer to the question posed by The Nixon Centre (via War in Context)
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AFGHANS ARE HUMAN BEINGS July 21, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA.
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There is a real problem with these murderous wars waged supposedly to stop terrorism, but in their enactment using the methods of terrorism. It is so much easier to kill people if they are first dehumanized. So every story is important.
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WORK CHOICES July 20, 2010

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Gerald Henderson, columnist at The Sydney Morning Herald, seems to have finally got over the Cold War, but not the class war.
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ELECTIONS ARE FOR CLIMATE DECISIONS? July 19, 2010

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What is to be done about climate change? Now that is the question.
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FLEETING PM’S July 19, 2010

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What does a prime minister have to do to qualify amongst those with least time in office?
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MATCH ON: GILLARD V ABBOTT July 17, 2010

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Gosh, now you see what happens when a person does not pay attention to the intertubes, the Prime Minister goes and calls a Federal Election.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: NO COMPLAINTS July 17, 2010

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We would rather be walking somewhere else, but going up to the dam along the track is not too bad.
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NEW MEDIA SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES July 16, 2010

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This internet/world wide web thing has a set of skills associated with it, and not just linking. What might they be?
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FRENCH BURQA BAN July 15, 2010

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213 years after the storming of the Bastille, the parliament of the French Republic looks now to ban the veils that cover most of the face.
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SAILING TO GAZA July 14, 2010

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Israel has delivered an ultimatum to the Libyan aid ship to Gaza to divert to Egypt.
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GUNFIRE ON THE BORDER July 13, 2010

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Ethnic cleansing has a strong emotional connotation, but it seems to be the underlying premise of Israeli policy, as it is the express intention of the Zionist project. If you doubt this statement, watch this video, via Al Jazeera:

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