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FAITH IN THE EURO August 31, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History.
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The Euro-zone is not doomed. Or is that just wishful thinking?
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WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO LIBYA? August 30, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in North Africa.
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Could it be that the Libyan War we have witnessed at a distance was not primarily a civil uprising, despite Gaddafi’s 42 years in government, but another example of active neo-imperialism from the usual suspects Britain, France and the United States?
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WHITHER AMERICA? August 29, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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In this sense America is the United States founded in 1776 and soon after constitutionally entrenching a Bill of Rights with later amendments.
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HURRICANE IRENE August 28, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Environment, US Politics.
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The prediction of increased intensity and frequency of weather events seems to be borne out.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: WALKING THE SAME GROUND August 26, 2011

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Dexter suffered a mishap this week. Running out the house to harass the possums in the backyard he broke the china bowl and cut the fur on his front right foot.

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CARBON TAX AND CREDIT CARD USE August 26, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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In other circumstances the member for Dobell’s use of his union credit card, reportedly for the services of prostitutes, would not amount to much.
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REVISITING THE BLACK DEATH August 25, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment.
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Rats have taken the rap for the Black Death that ravished Europe from the middle of the 14th Century. Barney Sloane, an archaeologist, has called the received historical account into question.
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WHAT NEXT FOR LIBYA? August 24, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in North Africa.
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It appears that the Gaddafi Government has been defeated, at least the rebels hold large areas of Tripoli.

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US CARBON TAX? August 23, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, carbon emissions, US Politics.
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Somebody, somewhere has a thorough analysis of the underlying causes of the malady of the global economy. Aide from the problems of the Europeans, a stronger and more confident US economy would be a good thing, hopefully for the American people and the global economy.
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AMERICAN IMPLOSION August 22, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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So what is going on in the United States? Why are the religious right candidates supported by the corporate elite?
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GAZANS LIVE IN TERROR August 22, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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Violence can be like a sickness of mind that after time can expire, but sometimes it is calculated and justified as the only recourse. Tit for tat and all that.
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RETALIATION THEN REALIZATION August 21, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, Middle East.
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Politics of violence, with Israel at the centre, continue in the ongoing confrontation in the Middle East.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: GOODBYE SASHA August 20, 2011

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We said our last goodbyes to Sasha on Monday night at home.
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A MORAL MELTDOWN August 19, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Environment.
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What sense is to be made of the rioting in England now that fires have been extinguished, the broken windows boarded up, the stolen goods  vanished, and the jails overcrowded?
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TOUGH LUCK FOR THE TOUGH GUYS August 18, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment.
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First there was the Vietnam War, and then there was the Counter Culture.  Whatever happened to the flower people?
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RECORD CARBON EMISSIONS August 17, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in and global temperature., Natural Environment.
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As the carbon emissions cliff gets closer the response appears to have been to push harder down on the accelerator.
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MILITARISM KNOWS NO DEFEAT August 16, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, nuclear free zone..
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Some have contended that Vietnam was not a defeat, because it held the line against Communism in South East Asia.
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LIBYAN WAR TO END? August 15, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in North Africa.
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Reports are suggesting that the rebel forces are making relatively easy gains and the Gaddafi Government is collapsing.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: CANCER CALLS August 13, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in DOG BLOG -.
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On Wednesday, Sasha was diagnosed with cancer. One day she was energetic and out and about as you can see in the photos, and the next is neither eating or drinking.
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DEEP EQUALITY August 12, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Social Environment.
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Sometimes some events just seem extraordinary. For example, what caused the riots in England?
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