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PLANNING PEACE November 30, 2011

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Might the American Empire fall, as the Roman Empire did?
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NON-REPLICATING DNA? November 29, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Social Environment, US Politics.
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While President Obama was declaring in the House of Reps before a joint sitting in what The Age called a tough speech but which I thought reads as palaver that the US has a commitment to freedom, because ”in our DNA, it’s who we are”, the NYPD were trashing and tearing down Occupy Wall Street in Liberty Park.
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THOUGHTS ON OWS November 27, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Social Environment.
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Tomorrow is the deadline issued by the Mayor to close down Occupy LA.
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NEW ZEALAND ELECTION 2011 November 27, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, The Neighbours.
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I am interested in the polling results and have no idea what the campaign issues were. The National Government led by John Key was returned. Early voters suggest that the Multi-Member Proportional system will be continued.
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AN EMPHATIC CIVILIZATION? November 25, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace.
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As much as we isolate and separate our lives, it seems that we are at most “six steps away by way of introduction”  from everyone else on the planet. Now that is hard to believe.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: NOT GOING OUT TODAY November 25, 2011

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Dexter and Hannah would seem to be happier when they get out. We did not do much of that this week since it was so wet and because I was still hobbling.
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CHILDREN AS COLLATERAL DAMAGE November 25, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, CENTRAL ASIA, Human Rights.
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More children are reported as murdered in Afghanistan from “Nato” bombing.The terror waged against the enemy, including the incidental murder of children, is failing to win hearts and minds.
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EGYPTIAN PROTEST CONTINUE November 24, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Middle East, North Africa.
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The efforts of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to suppress protest by violence causing death and injury has been counterproductive.
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OWS BODY BLOW? November 23, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Peace, US Politics.
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Was the removal of the tents and facilities of the Occupy Wall Street Movement a knock-out blow?
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TAHRIR SQUARE CONFLICT November 22, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East, North Africa.
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The protesters in Tahrir Square and elsewhere in Egypt are, it seems, attempting to take on the police and army with their rubber bullets and tear gas with stones.
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MASS ARRESTS IN NY November 19, 2011

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The arrests were not limited to New York with the suggestion that there has been a coordinated effort to “evict” the occupy encampments across the country.
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REFLECTIONS ON THE HOME PLANET November 19, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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A pale blue dot in the distance in a vast arena, and it is “the only home we have ever known”.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TWO DIGGERS November 18, 2011

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I don’t know what was wrong, but I had a sore foot and could not walk this week.This problem started on Wednesday, the day I saw my Renal Specialist. I didn’t say anything.
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MARIO SAVIO MEMORIAL LECTURE November 17, 2011

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The lecture was given by Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary in the Clinton Administration, adjacent to the Mario Savio steps that lead to Sroul Plaza at the University of California – Berkeley.
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A CHANGED WORLD FOR THE US? November 15, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth, US Politics.
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Andrew Bacevich argues that the US is a declining global power. He identifies four vectors that taken together reflect a change since the ascent of US influence following the Second World War. The international order, he suggests, “is arguably undergoing a fundamental transition”.
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CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA November 14, 2011

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Al Jareeza reports that former members of the Syrian Army are now using heavy weapons.
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MEDIA CONVERGENCE AND CLIMATE CHANGE November 14, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Democracy, Global Warming Politics, Natural Environment.
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Naomi Klein attended a Heartland conference and discovered the belief that it was a Trojan horse for social and economic change that was antithetical to the world view of the attendees. Think Tanks function to furnish media talking points.
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“OCCUPY WALL STREET, NOT PALESTINE” November 12, 2011

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The apparent consensus of the major political parties on the injustice in Palestine and the opposition to the recognition of a Palestinian state by the United States is staggering.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: PROSPECT AND PORTENTS November 12, 2011

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For whatever reason, I have not been feeling all that crash hot lately. And then there is the weather.
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SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE SYSTEM November 11, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment.
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Robert Reich addressing Occupy LA’s teach-in observed that when many people around the country are without work or looking for full time work blame themselves, but what they do not realize is that is that there is something wrong with the system.
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