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ARCTIC TIPPING POINT May 30, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Environment, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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The House of Representatives features posturing and what passes for debate about advertising for a Carbon Tax, meanwhile in the real world the Arctic ice continues to recede to the point of no return where it is predicted within twenty years we will see real climate change.
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REINVENTION OF WAR May 30, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, US Politics.
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Odd to reflect that the parliament of “the exceptional nation” genuflects to a leader of a country of seven and a half million people, as it engages in a new form of war denying the prerogatives of other nation states.
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RAFAH CROSSING OPENING May 28, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East.
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It is not the Congress persons who rise repeatedly to applause that is significant in the broader scheme but rather the gates that swing open to allow Palestinians to go to and fro from Gaza.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – DOUBLE STANDARD May 28, 2011

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The same standards do not apply to Sasha and Dexter. Sasha is sometimes allowed off the lead, but Dexter never is.
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LIBYAN WAR TO END? May 27, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in North Africa.
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The Libyan Government based in Tripoli is now prepared to make concessions to end the civil war, and the UN endorsed and Nato aerial bombing campaign designed to save civilians.
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“900 FOOLS” May 25, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Human Rights.
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“Nine hundred credulous fools”, Ted Lapkin wrote, rose to their feet to applaud ┬áthat “fraud” David Hicks at the Sydney Writer’s Festival.
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PROGRESS IN AFGHANISTAN – DON’T WORRY May 24, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in South West Asia, Terrorism Issues.
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Another soldier dies in Afghanistan; the Prime Minister assures us that “progress” is being made.
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MURDER IN AFGHANISTAN May 22, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in South West Asia.
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The headline described it as a ‘blotched raid”, but it seems more like an escapade of the keystone cops in a military context with tragic consequences.
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SATURDAY DOG BLOG – RUNAWAY May 21, 2011

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Dexter has taken recently to digging under the back fence or going through any opening that he can see in th front.
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LICENSE TO KILL May 20, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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Do American Presidents now have the license to kill? If so, one imagines that the US Constitution is effectively null and void, although this prerogative seems to have a court sanction.
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MORE AFGHAN KILLING May 19, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in South West Asia.
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War and terrorism were never strangers, much less in Afghanistan where it seems children and other non-combatants are often the victims.
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MIGHTY EMPIRE OR COLOSSAL WRECK? May 18, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, US Politics.
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After an epic feat of arms, executing a man in his pajamas with multiple bullets early in the morning in country nominally an ally, the US Empire is seeking to broaden it’s franchise on the killing business.
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ISRAELI ARMY KILLS IN SELF DEFENCE May 17, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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On May 15, Nakba, groups of Palestinians sought to return to their native country at various points, including the Golan Heights. The Israel Army was there to defend the borders against the aliens.
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“SABOTAGE” ALLEGED IN NSW ELECTION May 17, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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Pauline Hanson is alleging sabotage occurred during the counting of votes for the NSW Legislative Assembly in which she missed out on securing the final place.
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“OUR FEAR OF SAUDI ARABIA” May 16, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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It is unwise, and not human, to demonize any person or a country, in which case is meant a government supported by what is believed necessity due to it’s oil wealth. Still Robert Fisk is merely pointing out the obvious with respect to Saudi Arabia.
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SATURDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – PATIENCE May 14, 2011

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For technical reasons beyond my control, it was not possible to post the usual photos of Sasha and Dexter last night. On these occasions patience is called for and required.
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THE KILLING CONTINUES . . . May 14, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in South West Asia.
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To the surprise of none, the killing continues following the execution of bin Laden. Violence begets violence. How can violence and unnecessary killing be stopped?
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THE BIN LADEN BRIEF May 13, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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Aside from any considerations of international law or related questions, the operation launched against Osama Bin Laden’s residence in Abbottabad was carefully planned and rehearsed.
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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE? May 12, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics.
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Predictably the referendum on the optional preferential system (alternative vote) went down, but so did the Liberal Democrats, who we are told are tied and tarred by their association with the Conservative Government.
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US-PAKISTAN SECRET DEAL May 11, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in South West Asia, US Politics.
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The Guardian is reporting that the US and Pakistan had entered into a secret deal permitted the raid that lead to killing of bin Laden and others in Abbottabad. (more…)

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