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SEVEN BILLION EARTHIANS October 31, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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The planet has now more people than ever and it looks like we are getting more.
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QANTAS SHOWDOWN October 31, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Social Environment.
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Grounding the former national airline carrier and stranding tens of thousands of passengers worldwide has to be one of the extraordinary management decisions of all time.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SEASON FOR HOPE October 29, 2011

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There was rain during the week which meant that Dexter and Hannah went out less days. Then too, it has been cooler. So who knows what normal weather variation is any more.
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FREE SPEECH VICISSITUDES October 28, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment, US Politics.
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Jesse McKinley and Abby Goodnough were on the case for The New York Times reporting that direct democracy, by one reading, cannot be accommodated in the public space. The article identifies three issues: crime, sanitation and homelessness.
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ICC SILENCE ON GADDAFI? October 27, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in North Africa, Social Environment.
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The cold blooded murder of Gaddafi, albeit claimed as a revenge killing, is but one of the numerous but unquantified deaths that have resulted from the decision of the UN Security Council and from the involvement of NATO.
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LEADERLESS DECISION MAKING October 26, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Democracy, US Politics.
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This could be what democracy might look like.
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POLITICS AND THE PUBLIC SQUARE October 24, 2011

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What then were the protests of Occupy Melbourne and Occupy Sydney directed at?
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SRI LANKA CALL SCAM October 22, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Personal Experience.
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I suppose that might have been Colombo calling, but I did not ask.  I had become too angry and was running off at the mouth.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: WHY WORRY? October 22, 2011

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Now the weather is changing, so here comes the sun and that sounds good but it is not without its problems for me. I have to careful to be protect my skin.
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“CLIMATE CHANGE IS HAPPENING” October 21, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in carbon emissions, greenhouse emissions, Humankind/Planet Earth, Natural Environment.
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The procession of extreme weather events that could be observed around the world is no coincidence according to a recently published report.
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FOCUS ON STRATEGIC VISION October 20, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Humankind/Planet Earth, Social Environment.
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Physical resistance and social technology is important development to create political change. Occupy Wall Street has been a shining light in a eloping darkness.
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SHADOW PLAY: US MILITARY POLICY October 19, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Terrorism Issues, US Politics.
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The appetite for American military involvement in other countries seems undiminished. Deployment of advisors to Uganda to enjoin the conflict against the Lord’s Resistance Army is the latest example.
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DR CORNEL WEST ARRESTED October 17, 2011

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Along with other protesters, Dr Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the US Supreme Court in Washington DC. The sign he carried read: “Poverty is the Greatest Violence of All”.

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GLOBAL DEMOCRACY October 17, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, Global Warming Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Direct democracy is limited by scale.There are various models, not least the General Assembly model in evidence at Occupy Wall Street.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: STAND TOGETHER October 14, 2011

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The weather is unusual for this time of year. It has been cold and at odd periods warm during the day. Other than today, Dexter and Hannah have gone out.
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BLACK DEATH UPDATE October 14, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Social Environment.
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Without immunity the population of Western Europe was vulnerable to the bacteria that has now being subjected to DNA analysis of plaque germs taken from corpses in a London Cemetery. Several conditions favoured the spread of the Black Death in the 14th Century.
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LIES AND POLITICAL ECONOMY October 14, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment, US Politics.
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David Korten suggested that the economy could do without Wall Street, if it returned to the golden age of local-based, often cooperative banking institutions. So what would happen to international trade?
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COMPASSION MATTERS? October 13, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Social Environment.
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David Korten argues that Wall Street is superfluous and that the economic problems are structural.
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ECHO IN THE PARK October 11, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in and global temperature., co2 emissions, Global Warming Politics, greenhouse emissions, Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace.
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Demonstrators at Zuccotti Park are not allowed to use amplifiers or bull horns, hence the human microphone. Bill McKibben, of 350.org, addresses a group of the protesters who provide the “pedagogical” reinforcement so others can hear (via War in Context):
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CORPORATE GLOBAL POWER October 11, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Modern History, Social Environment.
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The question is not of that of global power and influence, or of global government but of identifying appearance and reality.
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