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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: A JEALOUS SKY? September 30, 2011

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Sometimes, although we are conscious of problems, things are going better than we appreciate.
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BAILOUTS AND MELTDOWNS September 30, 2011

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Where did all the money come from to save the financial institutions that were too big to fail? Why were they too big to fail? What was the effect of the injection of money of that magnitude on the global economy?
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US COASTAL PRESENCE FOR IRAN September 29, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Natural Environment, nuclear free zone., nuclear stockpiles, Oil, Peace, Terrorism Issues, US Politics.
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Talk is one thing, action is another. However, if the Iranian Navy was to station a battle fleet off the east coast of the US, the point would be made.
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WALL STREET UNDER OCCUPATION September 28, 2011

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The Occupy Wall Street movement has now extended to eleven days and nights. So far there has been police violence without sparking a response from the protesters. The protest has been derided, marginalized or otherwise ignored by the mass media.
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A CRISIS OF GOVERNANCE? September 26, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace, Philosophy.
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Following last Friday when Australian stocks lost 70 billion dollars  in market value and the value of the dollar dropped below that of the US dollar, Ian Verrender wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald:
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OBAMA REJECTS THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE September 25, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, Israel-Palestine, Modern History, Peace, Terrorism Issues, US Politics.
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President Obama went before the UN General Assembly address the Palestinian application to world for statehood.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TIME PASSAGES September 24, 2011

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Hannah seems to have fallen into the routine, although she is doing a few things she should not do with left on her own with Dexter.
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THE DEATH OF TROY DAVIS September 23, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, Life Experience, US Politics.
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There are a number of obvious problems surrounding the execution by lethal injection in a Georgia prison of Troy Davis.
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MURDER IN KABUL September 22, 2011

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Other than to attract the usual boilerplate posing questions as to what Australia is doing in Afghanistan, it is more insightful to ask what the US is doing.
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REVISION WITH THOM HARTMANN September 21, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, US Politics.
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Thom Hartmann in Wisconsin advances the notion of a fundamental moral shift in the US, then goes into a revision of the motives of American Independence, redefines the meaning of freedom, and goes on to argue for protection and tariffs (probably to the despair of economists).
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BERLIN VOTES . . . September 20, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, European Politics, Global Electoral Politics.
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. . . and so has Wollongong. Voting systems determine outcomes, and who gets to participate in government.
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LEADERSHIP DISARRAY September 19, 2011

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It is an odd development that the policy the Prime Minister has set as a touchstone for her leadership has become reportedly a source of internal disagreement. Or perhaps not.
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TEA PARTY POLITICS? September 18, 2011

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There is a group of American political activists and voters that are giving tea drinking a bad name.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TAKE THE SKY September 16, 2011

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Hannah this week passed her probation period, which she was always going to do. Now Dexter has a companion, although sometimes she seems too much for him.
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NONVIOLENCE: PROMISE AND CHALLENGE September 15, 2011

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The Metta Center has issued a video entitled “The Promise and Challenge of Nonviolence”. I published here via Facebook to view the video.
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THE SAUDI CONNECTION September 15, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, Oil, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism Issues.
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Fifteen of the hijackers of the planes on the 11th September 2001 were Saudis.
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UN RECOGNITION OF PALESTINE? September 14, 2011

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The Palestinian Authority will seek to obtain recognition of a Palestinian state by the UN Security Council, despite the opposition of the US.
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9/11 AND THE RESPONSE September 13, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Modern History, Peace, Terrorism Issues, US Politics.
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The place of  the 11th of  September as a date of significance in US and World history was preceded by other events, most notably the overthrow of the Allende Government in 1973.
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THE AMBASSADOR FLEES September 10, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, Middle East.
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Israel is having problems with the neighbours, not just the oppressed Palestinians.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: GETTING ALONG September 9, 2011

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Dexter and Hannah are getting along fine, as dogs do.
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