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EIRE ELECTIONS 2011 February 28, 2011

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Such is the nature of proportional representation system used in Ireland that once the seats are confirmed, negotiations begin to form the government.
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THOUGHTS OF DR EINSTEIN February 27, 2011

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Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in ...

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Albert Einstein published his thesis on Special Relativity in 1905, now over a hundred years ago, and his General Theory in 1916, but he did not limit his opinions to physics entertaining economics and what may be broadly described as “spirituality”.
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THE GENERALS AND THE “DEMOS” February 26, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East, North Africa.
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Now it seems the Egyptian Revolution has entered a second phase.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – ANOTHER WEEK February 26, 2011

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This past week I have been caught up with event happening elsewhere. There was the earthquake in Christchurch and the continuing political earthquake in the Middle East and North Africa. Time passes quickly with such occupations.
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GETTING OUT OF CHRISTCHURCH February 25, 2011

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I hope to see on Facebook that my sister’s grand daughter and her family have successfully and have arrived safely in Nelson by air. If so they will be part of the exodus of people leaving the city after the earthquake.
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GADDAFI BLAMES BIN LADEN February 25, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in North Africa.
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Muammar Gaddafi is blaming bin Laden, the young and drugs for the recent events in Libya in an address over the State television broadcaster. (Apparently the speech was made by phone – can you believe it. I did not understand what I was watching).
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ASSANGE RULING February 24, 2011

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The judge has given his ruling that Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations.
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ASTROTURFING THE INTERNET February 24, 2011

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George Monbiot suggests that software is now been used to overtake online forums. This software can be used to imitate people while presenting corporate and bureaucratic interests.
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AL QAEDA AS A MYTH February 23, 2011

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Here is a video from the BBC:
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CHANGE IN THE MIDDLE EAST February 22, 2011

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The dictator of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, is now as good as gone, although in a vain attempt to retain power, but not legitimacy, the massacre of people may continue. The problem will be then to form a new government, albeit an transitional arrangement.
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THE TREATMENT OF DAVID HICKS February 21, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Terrorism Issues.
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The mainstream media have ignored the torture of David Hicks.
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CLIMATE SCIENCE AND STUPIDITY February 21, 2011

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Believe it or not some people are proposing ignoring the evidence on climate change.
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RUNNING THE WORLD February 19, 2011

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Running a world-wide empire is not easy. This is especially so, in the wake and the continued determination of the Egyptians as witnessed on Friday to hold to a democratic future.
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TAHRIR VICTORY MARCH February 19, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East, North Africa.
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The multitudes have regathered this Friday on Cairo’s Tahrir Square reminding those who still hold the levers of power that the people have risen, and remembering those that fell for the cause.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: CANINE INDIVIDUALITY February 19, 2011

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I am as much of a materialist and drawn to technological gadgets as anybody. Yet I have to note I do miss my camera.
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A LOSING STRATEGY? February 18, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East, North Africa.
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In Bahrain, Yemen,and Libya rulers have unleashed violence on their own subjects.
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BRANDING FOR A NEW COUNTRY February 17, 2011

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Have you noticed how those with the South in their description are always the good guys?
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MULTICULTURALISM AND VIOLENCE February 17, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Multiculturalism.
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Some of our Federal politicians applying the end justifies the means thinking and in their desire to emulate all things American in the search for various elixirs of electoral success might pause to consider the consequences – and the the differences of our circumstances.
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THE ALP DOWN AND OUT IN NSW? February 16, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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If the Neilsen Poll is to be believed then according to Anthony Green the Coalition will win 73 seats and the others 20 seats of which 14 will be held by the ALP. The poll is released today by The Sydney Morning Herald.
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OUTWARD SPIRALS February 16, 2011

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The demonstration effect of the Egyptian Revolution is spreading across the Arab world and significantly to Iran.
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