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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: EVERYDAY IS JUDGEMENT DAY December 30, 2011

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The weather has been very changeable, and at times in the evening quite cool as though it was winter.
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SUNNI-SHIA RIVALRY December 30, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East, Multiculturalism.
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If indeed it is the case that the divide between the two major traditions of Islam, which apparently does not include the Sufis, is the reason for the conflict and loyalty to authoritarian regimes in the Middle East, why has become so apparent in recent times?
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WORLD DEMOCRACY? December 29, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Global Electoral Politics, Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace.
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The United States of America with its global bases and by spending more on weapons and wars than all other nations combined has hegemonic ambition.
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RUSSIAN ELECTIONS AND PROTESTS December 28, 2011

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Vladimir Putin has rejected calls for calls for any review of the parliamentary elections declaring the the Duma was now a fait accompli.
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KARACHI ABUZZ December 27, 2011

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The crowds in Karachi and previously in Lahore were larger than those attending any cricket match. It seems clear that Imran Khan must now be judged as a major political figure in Pakistan.
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IRAQ WAR AND MONEY December 25, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Iraq Policy, Terrorism Issues.
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The Iraq slaughter was a great success, even if military analysts describe it as a failure. Certain interests, otherwise known as corporations have the money to prove it. Where there is blood and human suffering there is money.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: ONLY TIME December 24, 2011

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This was supposed to Friday night, but time slipped away. Let’s forget about tomorrow. Or maybe not.
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NELSON FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES December 23, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Environment, greenhouse emissions, Natural Environment.
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The rainstorm that last week hit the New Zealand city of Nelson, the 9th largest urban area in the country, was the heaviest ever to hit such a populated area. Civil Defence operations controller, Jim Frater, was quoted in the Nelson Mail as saying:
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A MOTHER AND A DOCTOR December 22, 2011

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She does not have a chance to be President of the US, because in part the mass media will not report her candidacy or the issues that she is raising, arguably to the detriment of the interests of the overwhelming majority of the people, who have the misfortune to live there, and so too the rest of us on this planet.
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ECONOMIC ALARM FOR CHINA? December 22, 2011

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Could it be that China too is heading into the economic doldrums. Where will that leave Australia’s bifurcated economic and security co-dependencies?
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CLIMATE SCIENCE AND POLITICS December 20, 2011

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Bob Carter, at The Drum (via Jess at Larvatus Prodeo), attempts to rebut Robert Manne’s argument in relation to climate change.
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ASSANGE , MANNING AND DESTINY December 19, 2011

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We will get to see whether Julian Assange is “trialled” in the United States in 2012.
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POLITICAL MANAGEMENT December 17, 2011

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It was the inestimable Bill who said: “When words are few, they are seldom spent in vain”.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: WAIT, IT’S SUMMER December 17, 2011

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The rain may have stopped us going out on a few days, but the real impediment was with the dog walker. We will get this problem referred to the relevant doctor and see what happens.
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RUN OUT OF IRAQ? December 16, 2011

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Fictions apparently can be reported as news, as at best a part of the story is told.
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DENYING THE REASONABLE December 15, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Warming Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth, Natural Environment, Social Environment.
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Robert Manne , professor of politics at Latrobe University, has recently published an essay asked to my mind a reasonable question given its’ premise: “How can climate change denial be explained?”.
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CLIMATE, DEPRESSION AND DEMOCRACY December 13, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, Global Warming Politics, Social Environment, US Politics.
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Paul Krugman (via Truthdig) writing in the New York Times says in effect let’s call the economic situation for what it is: a depression.
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PAKISTANI SOVEREIGNTY December 12, 2011

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The Pakistani Foreign Minister told the US Secretary of State the attacks that lead to the death of 24 soldiers on 26 November was “totally unacceptable” and “an attack on Pakistani Sovereignty”
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WAR AGAINST IRAN? December 10, 2011

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According to Lawrence Wilkerson, the same script is in play for an aggressive war against Iran as that followed against Iraq in 2003. He says it is also the same players.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: ALONG OUR WAY December 10, 2011

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So we went out this week, but not at much as we otherwise might have. It was raining for some of time and if you waited long enough it would be.There was mist low over the sea, and so perhaps it was the La Nina effect.
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