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A PROGRAM OF HOPE November 30, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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I suppose that the focus on election outcomes is inherently a short term project. And “whatever it takes” is the corollary.
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BUSH AND PALIN November 28, 2010

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What persons did the Founding Fathers of the United States have in mind to occupy the position of the President? There imaginations probably did not go to either G W Bush or Sarah Palin.
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AUSTERITY PROGRAMS AND PROTESTS November 28, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics.
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When the invasion of Iraq was mooted, people took to the streets around the world. I recall that people power was described as a weapon equivalent to a nuclear weapon.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: HOME IN THE LOWLANDS November 27, 2010

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Some day we not just be going out for our walk, but catching some impressions as we go. Till then we will just continue on our path.
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CLIMATE CHANGE: LET’S DO NOTHING? November 25, 2010

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As they say suck and see. Is that a moral or even responsible course of action?
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PIRACY TRIAL IN HAMBURG November 23, 2010

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Germany has not held a trial for piracy in 400 years, but now seven alleged Somalis are on trial for attacking the container ship MS Taipan.
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PAST GLORY November 22, 2010

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Could it be that the United States of America is not solely a failed state, but a rogue state?

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FACING REALITY November 20, 2010

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Phew! not all Republicans are crazy. The problem is that the sane ones were as likely to be defeated by the crazy ones.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: BORDERS AND TIME November 19, 2010

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We will get there, despite the fact that the tide tends to roll strongly from the bank account, and we will get a new camera some day.

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REMORSELESSLY WAGING DEATH, DESTRUCTION AND DISLOCATION November 18, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA.
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There are no humanitarian wars, and Afghanistan is not the exception. War are crude and inhuman. They are exercises in violence and ego.
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RELEASE OF AUNG SAN SUU KYI November 18, 2010

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The Burmese military dictatorship, although they held an election recently, released Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest in which she has been held for 15 of the last 20 years. Why have they released her now?
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HELEN THOMAS GETS TIME November 17, 2010

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Months later, after her sacking for thought crime, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, Helen Thomas gets the chance to put her side of the story.
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MAKING WAR November 16, 2010

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The Prime Minister committed Australia to ten more years of the occupation war in Afghanistan, by which time she will be long gone and perhaps the soldiers will be too.
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SENSE AND NO CENTS November 14, 2010

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Is it the case that the US is flat out broke? The Gentleman from Texas avers this to be the case, and while making sense he seems to be talking to an empty chamber.
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THE WEST RULED November 14, 2010

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History is composed of details and dates and larger patterns. Professor Ian Morris of Stanford University has a new book, Why the West Rules – For Now: The Patterns of History, and What they Reveal About the Future (Profile), and an article at the BBC
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG:RESOLUTION November 12, 2010

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After much dithering, I have now made up my mind to buy another camera.
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REMEMBERING WORLD WAR ONE AND WHITLAM November 12, 2010

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Paul Norton at Larvatus Prodeo reminds me that it is now 35 years since the dismissal of the Whitlam Government and 92 years since the end of the First World War.
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SO WHAT ARE MIRROR NEURONS? November 9, 2010

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Vilayanur Ramachandran, from the University of California, Berkeley, outlines the functions of mirror neurons.
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EARTH DEMOCRACY November 8, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment, Peace.
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So how do we stop violence in all its forms? The ecological and atmospheric crises we face did not just happen. They have a source in perception and thinking.
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“DON’T MENTION THE WAR” November 7, 2010

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The mid-term elections represented a Republican wave on which the Democrats were wiped out. Analysis and predictably analogies flowed in their wake.

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