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WHAT ELSE IS NEWS? August 31, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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As was well said while we were celebrating our festival of democracy other significant events have occurred elsewhere on our planet.
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WHO WILL FORM THE MINORITY GOVERNMENT? August 31, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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For most of us, I suspect, uncertainty is a challenge. Despite that, the hanging question is who will form the Minority Government – Labor or the Coalition?
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ONWARD WITH A MINORITY GOVERNMENT August 29, 2010

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Trusting to the wisdom of the Australian people proved itself to be the right thing to do on election night.
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FAMILY AFFAIRS August 29, 2010

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After taking the dogs out this afternoon, I went to see my neighbour and friend. As you do,when I arrived I could tell something was wrong.
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WAITING IS NOT A OPTION August 29, 2010

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Next week we will probably have a government to replace the caretaker government but will we have a government prepared to act on Global Warming?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: BE HOME SOON August 28, 2010

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As reported last week the camera is broken, or more exactly the zoom is not automatic. I can still take photos, so the dog blog survives for the moment.
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SONG OF THE WEEK: RUN, RUN . . . August 26, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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How the National Parliament has changed even before sitting. Tony Abbott has refused to supply the Liberal/National Coalition policies and election bribes for costing by Treasury. That appears to be an untenable position.
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STAYING THE AFGHAN COURSE August 26, 2010

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And going where, who knows? On the news of the latest death of an Australian soldier in Afghanistan, the Defence Minister comes on with the boilerplate, as per Dan Oakes and Tom Hyland in The Sydney Morning Herald:
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DEMOCRATIC EXCESS? August 25, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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Now the Senate paper is a very large document, requiring 95% of us to place the numeral one in one box.
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THE PARLIAMENT HANGS August 24, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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As Malcolm Fraser taught us in 1975, the Australian Parliament consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. So it is technically now the House of Reps in which neither major party has a majority to form a government.
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IGNORANCE AND DENIALISM August 22, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment.
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. . . go together like a horse and carriage perhaps. I don’t know much about weather or climate either, but I do apprehend that weather phenomenon are related to heat and energy transfers.
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2010 ELECTION RESULT August 22, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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Tonight it looks as if the ALP has lost and the Liberals have not won. The government will depend on the Independents and the Green Party member.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – DOWN AND OUT August 20, 2010

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It did not end with a wimper, but a grind. I had slipped over and broken my camera so that for the moment the dog blog is over.
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WHICH WAY IS THE WIND BLOWING? August 20, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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To win government, the Liberal/National coalition would have to win 16 seats (oops should be 17 seats to get 76 of the 150 seats of the H of Reps). I haven’t a clue what will have happen, but I think that is unlikely given the lack of substantive policy, illustrated by their broadband shambles and their costing mess.
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PAKISTAN: INSUFFICIENT AID August 19, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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The flooding along the Indus River is reported to have directly affected 20 million people.
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SENATE VOTING AND PREFERENCES August 18, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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The marginal seats will be the focus of attention on Saturday as they will determine who be the next government. Perhaps in this election more attention will be given to the Senate vote.
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PROCLAIM “SUCCESS” AND STAY August 17, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, Iraq Policy.
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Let us confidently move forward and never look back. Iraq has not unfortunately, despite the best intentions and the massive firepower, delivered victory, but we have achieved success in building large bases in a strategic region that we did not have before.
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THE LATHAM OPTION August 16, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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Former Opposition Leader and the leader of the ALP, Mark Latham, has recommended that people cast blank ballots.
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INDUS FLOODING AND THE FUTURE August 16, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Environment, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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The floods in Pakistan are reported to have left 20 million people homeless, in round figures equivalent to the population of Australia.
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CRITIQUING BLOGGING August 15, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Blogging in general.
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The comment facility is open here, and I appreciate that most people do not wish to say that I have being grossly in error, showed my ignorance, or some other transgression of good form.
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