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VICTORY AT SEA September 30, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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Israel managed to keep a catamaran, Irene, from sailing to Gaza carrying “a consignment of medicines, toys and water purifiers”.
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DEPUTY SPEAKER September 29, 2010

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The Deputy Speaker in the House of Reps is paid $164,000 per year, which is 20% more that what a backbencher is paid.
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COULD BE INTERESTING September 28, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, Middle East.
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The ships carrying protesters and aid for Gaza keep coming. Will Israeli killers board the latest ship with guns blazing? I doubt it.
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REFLECTION POOLS September 28, 2010

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Chris Hedges continues his critique of American society at Truthdig. There are parallel developments in Australia.
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ORDERS WITHOUT LAW September 27, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Peace.
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It is an extraordinary development for an elected leader to claim to authorize the killing of people without recourse to due process of law.
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AHMADINEJAD AT THE UN September 26, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Middle East, US Politics.
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Back home the Iranian President seems to be involved in a dispute about “the sovereignty of Parliament” but at the UN he was calling for greater powers for the General Assembly.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – TIMES PAST September 24, 2010

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Other priorities spending priorities have displaced replacing my camera.
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A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE September 23, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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Once upon a time an figure who eludes my memory once said something similar to the question, what is justice? Need we ask this question? It seems to me equally ask what is peace? And then consider whether it is possible to have peace without justice.
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AFGHANISTAN: “BAIT AND SWITCH” September 22, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, US Politics.
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The parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, I imagine, have gone very much as expected. Perhaps they might be considered as the city council elections for Kabul.
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SWEDEN ELECTIONS SHIFT September 21, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in European Politics.
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While is true that the anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim party, Swedish Democrats won 20 seats in the 349 seat Riksdag, it is equally the case they received 5.7% of the vote. The threshold in the Swedish system of proportional representation is 4%.
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JIMMY CARTER’S DIARY September 18, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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Former US President Jimmy Carter is about to release a book, White House Diary, dealing with the time and problems he faced.
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AFGHAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS September 18, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, US Politics.
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Now holding elections in wartime can be problematic. Holding election with a civil war and a foreign occupation supported puppet government is simply ludicrous.
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FEDERAL ELECTION RESULTS September 18, 2010

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All the seats for the House of Reps and positions for the Senate have now been declared. The formal language has it that “the writs” have been returned.
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MEXICO MAKES 200 September 17, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in LATIN AMERICA.
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Two hundred years ago people in Mexico began the war against the colonial master, Spain, leading to independence. They later lost some lands to another country – but that never gets mentioned in polite circles.
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WAR DRONES ON September 16, 2010

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As Pakistan experiences severe and crippling flooding, the US continues drone attacks in North Wazaristan, especially after the weather lifted.
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ANIMALS MADE US HUMAN September 14, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Environment, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Before falling twice and so putting my camera out of action you might have noticed the Friday Night Dog Blogs. This behavior might reflect and parallel a propensity for early humans to display animals on the walls of their caves.
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A CORPORATE STATE? September 14, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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Chris Hedges argues that democracy in the United States has been wholly captured by the large corporations, and furthermore they are indifferent to human welfare.
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GERMAN REUNIFICATION September 13, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History.
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Twenty years ago the Cold War that set of tensions that dominated the post-Second World War ended with the reunification of Germany – and it corollary the break up of the Soviet Union.
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SO THIS IS 9/11 September 12, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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That is to say, in what is taken for plain English around here, the 11th of September. It is now nine years since the events in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
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BURNING THE QUR’AN September 10, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Peace, Philosophy.
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The appeals to abandon the proposed burning of the Qur’an of the President of the United States and others, including the President of Indonesia, are falling on deaf ears.
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